Blessing Okagbare Claims Second Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare is going from strength to strength in Glasgow at the XX Commonwealth Games.
After winning gold in the Women’s 100m race and setting a new Commonwealth Games record, Okagbare claimed her second gold medal of the tournament after finishing first in the Women’s 200m ahead of England’s Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams.
Finishing at a time of 22.25, Okagbare made history once again, by becoming the first Nigerian ever to win an individual sprint double at a global sports meeting.
Okagbare has a chance to claim a third gold medal as she’ll be competing for Nigeria in the 4x100m Women’s relay event.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, center, crosses the finish line ahead of United States’ Tianna Madison, left, and Germany’s Tatjana Pinto in a women’s 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
Blessing Okagbare kicks off her olympic campaign today in the 100 metres heats. She’s coming off two great wins in the London and Monaco diamond league track meets this year, claiming the scalps of Carmelita Jeter and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce along the way!!
The 23 year old Nigerian will also be competing in the long jump after winning the bronze medal 4 years ago in Beijing.