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Blessing Okagbare Didn’t Win 100m Race at IAAF World Championships – But She’s Still a Champion




Although Nigerian sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare, did not win gold in the 100 m final at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, she’s still a champion.

Several news sources describe how she came last in the women’s race, and how Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race, while European champion, Dafne Schippers came in second place, and American Tori Bowie finished third.

Despite her loss in this race, Okagbare is still considered Nigeria’s fastest woman in the history of the world championships.  For this reason, she is still a champion.

Besides, this isn’t the end of the 2015 IAAF road for her, as the 200m and the 4x100m races are still forthcoming.

Go Blessing!


  1. Concerned_Boyfriend

    August 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    So are we celebrating her loss or what’s the purpose of this news ?.

  2. Fabulous B

    August 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Go blessing! I saw it in news this afternoon but wasn’t disappointed at all. She has really made the country proud different times and she’s still gonna do I it. Make yourself proud and we’re proud of you. All the very best. Rooting for you ble ble

  3. Christian

    August 25, 2015 at 9:41 am

    okagbare really disappointed us all. To see her coming last is shameful and she does not stand any chance in the 200m nor 4×100

  4. Ms_Oyinkansola

    August 25, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Dear Christian, do u know how many times Serena has lost matches ? but did that deter her from making it back to the top? Dear Blessing, u can still do it. we are rooting for you. find your fast!!! the best time to cheer people (to victory) is when they are at low points, they need you more then.

  5. Missy J

    August 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Lol..BN its not by force to report news.


    August 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Dear BN, i think a headline such as Blessing Okagbare,,, Still a champion would have been ideal. Also the write up should have had more focus and information. Maybe kick off with the state of the Nigerian track and field, how she started off her sprinting journey, support from the state government and the likes, this will further buttress why she is a champion not just her loss of this race. Also, is this a trend you intend to continue for other sporting events or is this just for Okagbare, that way we understand where you are coming from when these sort of news pops up.

    • Abeni Ebony

      August 28, 2015 at 4:44 am


  7. keechi

    August 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Man, I won’t lie, I was disappointed bcos I was expecting her to destroy coz that’s what she’s been doing in previous races. BUT this is just a minor setback. She’ll rise again on RIO! I believe in Blessing!

  8. iyiscopy

    August 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    yea….go blessing!!!

  9. Abeni Ebony

    August 28, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Yea, I have to agree. The Headline on this one was not tactful. 🙁 BN

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