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Blessing Okagbare Wins Gold Medal at 2015 Diamond League Race in China



GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria rests after winning gold in the Women's 200m Final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Nigerian sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare stays slaying on the tracks!

She won the Shanghai leg of the 2015 Diamond League Race yesterday, ThisDay reports.

Sources say Okagbere’s win was effortless, as she beating last year’s world leader, Tori Bowie.

“My race was pretty good,” Okagbare said after the race. “It is not easy to compete with the best of the world – but I won. I focused on my start. Normally I don’t have the best start, but now I was leading from the beginning,” she said.

Congrats to Blessing!

Photo Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images


  1. Gtouch

    May 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Congrats to you and increased grace and ability to do more.

  2. prince

    May 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    well done girl. keep making us proud

  3. Precinder

    May 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Go Girl !!!! You made us proud!

  4. Dom

    May 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm


  5. Jules

    May 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    That’s one woman making Nigeria so proud. #Okagbare

  6. Spirit

    May 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Wow! Congrats and looking forward to seeing Nigeria one day pick up a gold medal at the Olympics in these races.

  7. Reetah

    May 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Yay! Good job girl

  8. Pat

    May 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Go Blessing! Congrats! Love it. Your no.1 fan in the building.

  9. Pat

    May 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    BN typo above “…as she beat “

  10. Leah

    May 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Well Done!


    May 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    yass ESEME MOUNTAIN!!! my weekends are spent watching her races….wheew!!! my gurl is a Biiist on them tracks. Nna Worlds in Beijing this August no go easy oh…chai!!

    I am impressed with this race, cos Blessing always has a bad start but when she is able to finally be erect, wheew!!!! flying tinz

    RIO2016 – I will be there God willing and I pray Blessing will be at the finals to Slay VCB, SAFP and CJ. Allison Felix may be a headache on that 200M tho.

  12. adejoke olubanwo

    May 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations. Keep it up.

  13. keechi

    May 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I swear I’m ready for this chic to kick ass in the Olympics. She makes me so proud everytime!! It’s your time girl! Shine on and work harder. You will get there!!

  14. Liz

    May 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats blessing.. I tell my little daughter about you all the time…When you grow up you can be like Aunty blessing. (it really works) But she says, mummy can I be a mechanic as well..hahaa

    The Nigerian Media may not give you the encouragement you need, but please know many of us are so proud of you. Hopefully one day my daughter gets to meet you. Then I’ll be the coolest Mum in the world. haha

  15. *curious*

    May 19, 2015 at 2:26 am

    congratulations Blessing 🙂

  16. ch

    May 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I really hope Nigeria put the money and training into Blessing that she deserves. She’s an amazing athlete, it would be a shame for her to not reach her full potential, or even have to resort to representing another country with better funding.

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