IAAF: Blessing Okagbare wins both on the track and the field.

Blessing Okagbare, one of the most prominent Nigerian Athletes in recent has been consistent in both track and field sports. She has emerged tops in the women’s 200m during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at The Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, central England on June 30, 2013. Okagbare also jumped a remarkable 6.98 metres earning a +1.1 ahead of USA’s Brittney Reese and Britain’s Shara Proctor who finished third with a personal best of 6.92 metres.She has thus earned 4 points in her race for the jackpot as well as the World Athletics championships later this year. Remember!

In May 2007, at the All-Africa Games trials in Lagos. she established a Nigerian record of 14.13 metres in the triple jump. At the 2007 All - Africa Games she won the silver medal in the long jump and finished fourth in the triple jump. She won a bronze medal in the women's long jump event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Okagbare scored a 100 m/long jump double at the NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Chanmpionship for University of Texas at El Paso, completing an undefeated collegiate streak that year. She won the Nigerian 100 m title in 2010, running a time of 11.04 seconds, and stated that she was opting out of the long jump in order to save herself for the upcoming African championships
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