Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare set new African record as Bolt, Ohuruogu, Farah shine

Blessing-Okagbare (Photo: PM News)
Blessing-Okagbare (Photo: PM News)

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare made history after setting a new African record of 10.79sec in the 100m women’s sprints at the London Anniversary Games International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League International Athletics championships which took place in the Olympic Stadium, London on July 27, 2013.

Okagbare won the race beating American Barbara Pierre making the country proud.
Other winners at the game included Christine Ohuruogu representing Britain who won the 400m in 50.00 sec.
Germany’s Christina Obergfoll’s won the javelin event.

Record holders like Usain Bolt, fresh from his win in the 100m on Friday, led the Jamaica 4x100m relay team to victory in a meeting record of 37.75sec.
Mo Farah won the 3,000m at ease winning in a personal best time of seven minutes 36.85 seconds.
“I am in great shape and ready for the worlds,” Farah reportedly said.
“I can’t wait for them now after running here in front of this fantastic crowd.
“The noise was just as good as a year ago with everyone shouting and it brought back all those memories. My twins were here so I had extra motivation to win,” Farah whose wife was pregnant when he won his two Olympic gold medals last year said.

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