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.
Blessing Okagbare just won the 200m of the British leg of the Diamond League Track and Field series. It helped that Veronica Campbell-Brown is on a drug suspension, and that Carmelita Jeter imploded.
Of course, my main reasons for posting this is that Blessing Okagbare is one of my favorite athlete names, and that I’m thrilled that she got rid of the Fluttershy from My Little Pony hair that she rocked at the Olympics.