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Rio Olympics: Track | Blessing Okagbare loses out of 100m semis

Rio Olympics: Track | Blessing Okagbare loses out of 100m semis

Nigeria’s female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare has lost her opportunity to clinch a gold medal at the ongoing Rio Olympic Games with her loss at the women’s 100m semifinal.

Okagbare, who made the Semifinal after a brilliant run on Saturday, August 13, 2016 has lost her bid to make it to the finals.

Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare has lost out of the race to final at the 100m women

The commonwealth champion finished third in her semi final race with a time of 11.09 crashing out of the finals qualification as only athletes that ran under 11seconds made it to the final.

The reigning commonwealth champion finished 3rd in her semi final race with a time of 11.09 but the intensity of the races ensured that only athletes that ran under 11seconds made it to the final.

In the final of the women’s 100m race are Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Tori Bowie, Ta Lou, the only African in the final, Dafne Schippers, Michelle-Lee Ahye and English Gardner.

Okagbare, who made the finals of this same event at the London Olympics four years ago,could not match her performance as she now has to shift focus to the relays as well as the 200m and long jump events.




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