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

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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 www.deolascope.blogspot.com

19 Comments

  1. Bisi

    August 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    All the best Blessing!

  2. Demmy

    August 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Wishing her the best!! xoxo

  3. Brittle Paper

    August 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I love how BN and other naija blogs are showing our olympians love. Disappointing performances so far, still wetin man go do?

  4. mc bob

    August 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    hi baby just like your names goes, thanks for bringing ur name favour to 8jar, keep it up in case d’tigers are failing try to keep ur head up and delivery 9jar from shame. cheers

  5. Ferdo

    August 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Blessing you will make it. A medal ofcourse.

  6. Miss Mo

    August 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Good job gurl. Keep it up and make us proud. All the very best. 🙂

  7. hollar

    August 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Proud of u blessing……..wishing u the best

  8. Chilling

    August 4, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Pity, she came last in the 100 metres final.

  9. Me2me

    August 5, 2012 at 12:05 am

    God plssssss Gold

  10. marian

    August 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

    YoU re a blessing indeed to nigeria,u go girl,best of luck

  11. gbeborun

    August 5, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I watched it last night and was gutted she came last in the final but she still performed well,they were all really fast the whole thing was like a flash of lighting,wish Blessing more success in future.

  12. Chi

    August 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

    As someone who dabbles a little in athetics I can see that she has a LOT of natural talent, but is in need of some coaching; her starts are what hold her back! If it was possible for Nigerian athletes to get proper funding and coaching I don’t see why they shouldn’t excel. After all, look at half of the athletes representing GB and the USA; so many of them are technically Nigerian.

    • Ericalupe

      August 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      So true. I was a collegiate athlete myself and I see so much potential in Blessing Okagbare. Her starting techniques and some other what’s holding her. If she can get a hold of a good running and strength coach she would be blistering.

  13. HappyChiq

    August 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

  14. Okechukwu Ofili

    August 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for taking us this far.

  15. Myne Whitman

    August 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    She fell at the finals, well she tried her best!

  16. benedicta igweakinyemi

    August 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

    blessing u are too much go for gold God is with u

  17. orene odiase

    August 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Best of lick Blessing ,yoyu have made us proud!

  18. Princess of Zion

    August 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations Blessing! Sad you didn’t make it all the way but we are extremely proud of you!

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