Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare has made it to the semi-finals in the women’s 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which comes up on Friday morning. The Nigerian Athlete is competing in her fourth Olympics, and she won heat 6 with 11.05.
Blessing Okagbare Made it through the Semi-finals
Asha Phillips finished in the second position in 11.31s, while Tynia Gaither came third in 11.34s. Before that time, another Nigerian Athlete, Grace Nwokocha, competing at the Olympics for the first time, also made it to the semi-finals, so it is good news for Nigerians as they have two of their own doing well in the track event.
Nwokocha finished third in heat 5 with a new personal best of 11.00s. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race (10.84s), while Alja Del Ponte of Switzerland finished in the second position with 10.91s, a new national record.
Remember Blessing Okagbare blasted the Athlete Federation of Nigeria chairman because of the ban on ten Nigerian Athletes saying they only care about what is coming into their pocket and have no regard for the Athletes.