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BN Celebrates Olympics Excellence: First time Olympian Grace Nwokocha is in the Women’s 100m Semifinals with Blessing Okagbare ????



#TeamNigeria is well represented in the 100m women’s event and we love to see it!

First-time Olympian, Grace Nwokocha and track and field star Blessing Okagbare have qualified for the semifinals of the Women’s 100m.

To earn a place in the semifinals of the 100m event slated for today, July 31st, Grace Nwokocha who is just debuting at the Olympics this year earned her place with a lifetime best of 11.00s. An outstanding way to start her Olympics journey!


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To earn a place in the semifinals slated for tomorrow, track and field star, Blessing Okagbare won her heats with a clean 11.05s timing.


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It is also exciting to note that, this will be the first time since 2012, that two Nigerian women will be running in the semifinals of the women’s 100m event.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Athletics Integrity Unit has suspended #BlessingOkagbare, saying she tested positive for Human Growth Hormone.

BN Celebrates Olympics Excellence is our special column spotlighting inspiring stories from and about Nigerian athletes at the #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games.

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