Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013

Moscow 2013: Okagbare Falters in 100m Final, Finishes Sixth

Blessing Okagbare


LAGOS AUGUST 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Hopes of having Nigeria’s Queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare, make it the podium in the women’s 100m event was dashed on Monday evening as she could only manage a 6th place finish after posting a time of 11.04 seconds.
The 100m event was won by Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who won in a world leading time of 10.71seconds.

It was also a similar scenario at the London Olympics when Okagabare showed tremendous form going to the finals only to falter when it mattered most.
Nigeria will now turn her attention to the relays where many believe there is a slim chance of getting something.
Meanwhile Africa will take consolation in Ivorian, Murielle Ahoure, who sneaked in second place with a time of 10.93 seconds. She is the first female African athlete to win a medal in the 100m 0r 200m event since the World Championships started.
The third place was for Camirla Jeter who ran a time of 10.94; Anderson in a time of 11.10 and Freeman 11.16 complete the result for the 100m.

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