Wednesday 30 July 2014

Blessing Okagbare Blesses Nigeria With 100m Gold In Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

The fastest woman in Africa is now the fastest woman in the Commonwealth. Blessing Okagbare backed up a series of scintillating runs at Hampden Park to claim a stunning Commonwealth Games 100 metres title ahead of Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart on Monday night.
The Nigerian, who had gone in as the pre-race favourite, stormed away from the field at the gun and beat off a dogged effort from Campbell-Brown to prevail in a Commonwealth Games record of time of 10.85 sec, almost two-tenths of a second ahead of the Jamaicans.

The final had long been earmarked as a battle between Okagbare and the Jamaican trio of Campbell-Brown, Stewart and Schillonie Calvert.
Sandwiched between the three of them in lane five, Okagbare’s bright dyed blonde hair seemed to be boldly taunting her rivals on the startline, acting as a beacon for them to chase. Catch me if you can.
The Nigerian had already marked herself out as an inconspicuous target earlier in the evening with an utterly dominant semi-final performance.

Reference: telegraph

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