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Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Insidenaijasblo: 10:06am On Jul 30
For the very first time in nine years, two Nigerian athletes will be running in the semifinals of the women’s 100m after Blessing Okagbare and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha qualified from their respective heats Friday in Tokyo, Japan, Newspremises reports.

Nwokocha had to run a new personal best of 11.00 seconds to secure her qualification to the semifinals in her debut at the Games.

The 20 year old has also moved into fifth in the Nigeria all-time list behind Okagbare (10.79), Glory Alozie (10.90) Mary Onyali (10.97) and Damola Osayomi (10.99).

The home-based athlete who ran 11.09 seconds to secure her qualification for the Olympics in March at the MOC Grand Prix in Lagos will however need to make further history by breaking the 11 seconds barrier as the fifth Nigerian woman to do so to stand a chance of joining Onyali and Okagbare as debutants who ran all the way to the final of the event.

She has been drawn to run from lane nine in the third semifinal heat with the fastest woman alive, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Daryl Neita of Great Britain, Teahna Daniels of the USA and fellow African, Muriel Ahoure of Ivory Coast.

While Nwokocha qualified for her first semifinal, Okagbare will be running in her third since she made her debut in the event at the 2012 Olympics in London. The 32 year old ran 11.05 seconds to win her first round heat.

She has been drawn in the first semifinal heat alongside two heavyweights of the event, defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica who ran 10.82 seconds to win her first round heat and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, the 200m world champion two years ago in Doha, Qatar who ran 11.07 seconds to come second in her first round heat.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics Long Jump silver medallist will be in action at exactly 11.15 am Nigerian time on Saturday.
https://newspremises.com.ng/okagbare-nwokocha-qualify-for-100m-semi-final-in-tokyo/

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by philo04(m): 10:28am On Jul 30
Hisss they will raise ur hope only to crash out latter

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Gabaleve(m): 10:30am On Jul 30
She dey vex fr government already... She won't do well

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by ATEAMS: 10:58am On Jul 30
Patriotic things
Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by heisenbergheise(m): 10:58am On Jul 30
Great ....making Nigeria proud in the big stage

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Adeniyi9462(m): 10:58am On Jul 30
I pray they sha collect medal

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Solomonudofia(m): 10:58am On Jul 30
This dot

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Nobody: 10:59am On Jul 30
Congrats

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by tritt(m): 10:59am On Jul 30
shatap!!!

Gabaleve:
She dey vex fr government already... She won't do well

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Gilow: 10:59am On Jul 30
Good work
Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by mbahdi(m): 10:59am On Jul 30
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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by DropsMic(m): 10:59am On Jul 30
philo04:
Hisss they will raise ur hope only to crash out latter

Solomonudofia:
This dot

But seriously tho. Why are your hearts so bitter?? Where—y'all molested as kids or what??

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by FILEBE(m): 10:59am On Jul 30
Go girl!!! When you eventually win, dedicate the medal to your fans home and abroad. Leave the Nigerian govt and Nigerian athletes out of it. They don't deserve you.

Nigeria is just a disagrace. Fighting untop Samsung phone, you mismanaged funds,, took teams to Olympics unprepared. Sport minister should be probed and people below him

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Nobody: 10:59am On Jul 30
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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by AfroBeatDiary: 11:00am On Jul 30
Blessing Okagbare, I've been hearing that like since God knows.

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by abobote: 11:00am On Jul 30
Terrorist Buhari representative. They can only manage two bronze medal

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by kponkedenge(m): 11:00am On Jul 30
Hopefully we can at least win a medal here.
Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Crazeworld(m): 11:00am On Jul 30
Kudos
Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Authoreety: 11:01am On Jul 30
All the best to them

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by OdefaGirl(f): 11:02am On Jul 30
I hope all the distractions would just stop so the athletes concentrates.

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by jaxxy(m): 11:03am On Jul 30
We are a serious country. Many of these athletes are doing this on their own bt we expect them to compete and win Jamaica and USA. Lmao.

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Luby913: 11:04am On Jul 30
Hanty if you like run 500m ontop sapa stomach the samsung phone no go still reach you

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by PericomaNwankwo: 11:04am On Jul 30
philo04:
Hisss they will raise ur hope only to crash out latter


Who u epp

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Lamasta(m): 11:05am On Jul 30
I see Okagbare qualifying for the finals and winning a medal for team Nigeria..,
This I have seen grin

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Re: Tokyo2020: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi Final by Gsauce(m): 11:06am On Jul 30
This okagbare wants to run forever �

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