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Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by ClintGist(f): 9:28am On Mar 26, 2018
Celebrated Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, turned up with an impressive 22.04secs in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University, which erased the 22-year-old previous African record of 22.07secs set by Mary Onyali at a Meet in Switzerland in 1996.




Apart from becoming the new African record in the race which Cierra White followed in second place in 23.26secs, while Natasha McDonald settled for third in 24.23secs, Okagbare’s winning time also became the new national record in the women’s 200m. Okagbare’s previous personal best in the event, was 22.23secs was set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.

Mary Onyali, who was particularly pleased that her 22 year-old African record has been broken by her compatriot, told a ThisDay correspondent;

“My 200m African record went to my little sister yesterday. Congrats Ble-Ble Baby ! Now we are back on track !! Thanks for keeping this in the family Kitty; While we hunt for the other one ! On a mission. Stay tuned” as she gushed with enthusiasm at the feat of Okagbare yesterday.



Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare breaks 22-year-old African record lailasnews

Okagbare’s previous Personal Best (PB) in the event was 22.23s, set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League. She now holds the Nigerian women’s records in the 100m (10.79secs) and 200m (22.04secs).

With this new form, it is going to be difficult for the Delta-born sprinter to avoid defending the double sprint medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago.

The former Team Nigeria captain had earlier signified her intention, to race only in the 4x100m relay at the Games scheduled to hold in Gold Coast, Australia between April 4 and 15. She remains the favourite for both the 100m and 200m gold medals at the Games, even though the Wes Kittley Invitational was her first competition of the season.

The 26-year-old is one of the 37 athletes listed by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to participate at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, which begins on April 4.

source : http://www.clintgist.com/nigerian-athlete-blessing-okagbare-breaks-22-year-old-african-record/

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by bjayx: 9:31am On Mar 26, 2018
Nice one

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by verygudbadguy(m): 10:05am On Mar 26, 2018
Lol
Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by judecares1(m): 10:06am On Mar 26, 2018
warri nor dey carry last

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Sarang(f): 10:06am On Mar 26, 2018
smiley Awesome girl!

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Yusfunoble(m): 10:06am On Mar 26, 2018
shocked

Okagbare is just getting better, African legend. Nice one girl but why is her team "unattached"

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Riversides2003(m): 10:06am On Mar 26, 2018
This babe still Dey try o

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by BabatCargo(m): 10:07am On Mar 26, 2018
Good one

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by stevodot22(m): 10:07am On Mar 26, 2018
God blessings fall on u for making us proud.

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by GenBuhari(m): 10:08am On Mar 26, 2018
Isn't she the African record holder for the 100m also with 10.79?

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by fiercehillz(m): 10:08am On Mar 26, 2018
Magnificent lady...so proud of her feats. Okagbare 2019

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Codeblues(m): 10:09am On Mar 26, 2018
She usually does well at invitational or mini games but disappoints at big stage. Wishing her well.

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Actuarydeji(m): 10:09am On Mar 26, 2018
Thank God, this will boost the morale of upcoming stars

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by martineverest(m): 10:09am On Mar 26, 2018
blessings fall on blessing

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Kingdolo(m): 10:09am On Mar 26, 2018
shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Kaxmytex(m): 10:10am On Mar 26, 2018
Congratulations...

22yrs no be beans.

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:10am On Mar 26, 2018
THUMBS UP BLE BLE.

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by jokolo282(m): 10:12am On Mar 26, 2018
igbo amaka

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by AlienRobot: 10:13am On Mar 26, 2018
Ronaldo is a goal machine

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Luukasz(m): 10:15am On Mar 26, 2018
She wins in commonwealth but flops at the olympics

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Deltayankeeboi: 10:17am On Mar 26, 2018
there are only two states in nigeria.
"delta state and the rest" deltans na we dey run am. #PROUDLY DELTA

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Luukasz(m): 10:17am On Mar 26, 2018
jokolo282:
igbo amaka
If na say dem arrest am for drug peddling una no go shout igbo amaka... onye ara

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Stallion93(m): 10:18am On Mar 26, 2018
In search of land to buy @port Harcourt metropolis? Check my signature
Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by lobell: 10:18am On Mar 26, 2018
She has recovered some...Good for her...that is until her husband knocks her out of shape again.
Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by neolboy(m): 10:20am On Mar 26, 2018
Congratulations woman
Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by friimarket01: 10:22am On Mar 26, 2018
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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by Masama: 10:22am On Mar 26, 2018
GenBuhari:
Isn't she the African record holder for the 100m also with 10.79?
An ivorien named murrielle Ahoure broke that record by running 10.78s which is the current African record

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Re: Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record by ramatintin(m): 10:22am On Mar 26, 2018
judecares1:
warri nor dey carry last
point of correction she be sapele picking not warri

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