Olympics: Nigeria's fastest woman

Blessing Okagbare
Blessing Okagbare, is one of the representatives of Nigeria in the track events at the ongoing Olympics London 2012.
The 23-year-old sent warning signals to her potential rivals in London by winning her fourth successive Nigerian women’s 100m title ahead of her Delta State compatriot, Gloria Asumnu at the 66th All Nigeria (Olympic Trials)/Cross-Rivers State Athletics Championships in Calabar, last June.

She is also going to be competing for the gold medal in the long jump event at the campaign.
on the track
Okagbare, the reigning African 100m champion from Nairobi 2010, had needed every speed that she could muster for her to outrun Asumnu on the line to win in 11.12 – 11.13 secs.Speaking on the feat of being the first Nigerian to win the event four times consecutively, the bronze medalist at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, said that she hopes to do much better at the London Olympics.

The Sapele-born sprinter, who shocked the world last Saturday at the Samsung Diamond League in Aviva, London, by claiming a gold medal in 100m in 11.01secs, is one of the most reliable athletes that the sports-loving Nigerian fans.

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