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Blessing Okagbare Wins Her Semi-Finals Heat & Qualifies for the Women’s 100m Finals



We are so proud of Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare who has once again qualified for the next round of the women’s 100m race.

She won her semi-finals heat in 10.92 seconds, surpassing her earlier best record of 10.93 seconds to qualify for the finals.

The semi-finals race was once agian won by American world champion Carmelita Jeter. She finished the race in 10.83 seconds, outrunning the powerful Jamaican pair of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the defending champion, and Veronica Campbell-Brown, who won the 200m in Beijing in 2008.

Blessing is heading on to the finals tonight and as she forges on, we are very proud of her and wish her the very best!

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at

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