By Dare Esan:
Reigning Nigeria dash queen Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor Sunday on the IAAF Diamond League assembly in London ran 10.99 seconds,her first sub-11 seconds efficiency of the season to put third behind Jamaica's Elaine Thompson (10.94) and Dutch woman, Dafne Schpippers (10.97), Completesportsnigeria.com studies.
Okagbare has thus raced again to reckoning forward of subsequent month's 16th IAAF World Championships additionally in London.
It was the Nigerian's first sub-11 seconds efficiency within the 100m in over 21 months and 17th of a really storied profession since she raced into the limelight in Abuja on July 25 when she gained her first nationwide title within the blue ribband occasion.
Many native athletics watchers had been doubting Okagbare's potential to bounce again after a quite disappointing 2016 season when she not solely didn’t race inside 11 seconds within the 100m but additionally couldn’t make the ultimate of the occasion on the Rio Olympics.
The final time she ran a sub-11 seconds within the 100m was method again in September 2015 on the IAAF Diamond League assembly in Zurich the place she closed her season with a 10.98 seconds efficiency.
Apparently,the Nigerian ran an unbelievable six sub 11 seconds within the 100m that season,topping it with the 10.80 seconds she ran on the IAAF Diamond League assembly on the Stade De France in Paris on July four.It was her and Nigeria's second quickest 100m time ever.It was additionally the third quickest time on the planet that yr.
Okagbare broke 11 seconds for the primary time in 2012 when she ran 10.96 seconds to put second within the first semi-final on the IAAF Diamond League assembly in Crystal Palace,London on July 14.She ran three extra sub-11 seconds to shut the season with a 10.92 private finest on August 4 on the Olympics in London.
She ran three extra the next yr with an unbelievable 10.79 seconds efficiency to change into the primary Nigerian nay African girl to interrupt 10.80 seconds within the 100m.It was then a brand new African file which proved to be the second quickest on the planet that yr behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pyrce's IAAF World-title profitable 10.71 seconds efficiency in Moscow.
In 2014,Okagbare broke 11 seonds thrice like she did the earlier yr and ended the season with a 10.85 seconds private season's finest which not solely fetched her the Commonwealth Video games gold but additionally ensured she ended the yr with the second quickest time on the planet,once more behind USA's Torie Bowie (10.80 seconds).
The next yr she ran six instances inside 11 seconds and was heading in the right direction to changing into the primary Nigerian to win a 100m medal on the IAAF Worlds in Beijing however needs refused to show to horses as she completed final within the closing.Final yr she didn’t legally break 11 seconds because the 10.92 seconds she ran on the Istvan Guylai Memmorial Grand Prix in Hungary on July 18 was aided by a +2.6 metres per second trailing wind which rendered it unlawful.
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