By Dare Esan:
Nigeria's former queen of the observe Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor
got here from behind to complete fourth within the 100m occasion (11.03 seconds) at
the IAAF Diamond League assembly in Rabat Sunday evening, Completesportsnigeria.com stories.
The race was gained by Jamaica's reigning Olympics champion, Elaine
Thompson who set a brand new 10.87 seconds assembly document with Ivorian
woman,Marie-Jose Ta Lou second in 10.90 seconds whereas Trinidad and
Tobago's Ahye Michelle-Lee completed third in 11.02 seconds.
Okagbare-Ighoteguonor who holds the Nigerian document within the occasion
(10.79 seconds) did not construct on her spectacular 10.99 seconds run in
London final week however nonetheless moved as much as fourth within the qualification
standings for the Diamond League ultimate with 17 factors after conclusion
of 5 of six 100m qualification conferences.
The sixth qualification race will probably be held in 33 days time in Birmingham, England. Expectedly Thompson tops the qualification standing with 32 factors from 4 100m wins,Ta Lou is second with 27 factors whereas Ahye is third with 21 factors.
The closest challengers to the Nigerian are flying Dutch girl, Dafne
Schippers (15 factors), Nigeria-born American,Morolake Akinosun (9
factors),Cote D'Ivoire's Muriel Ahoure (9 factors) and Jamaica's Christaiana Williams (eight factors).
It was the Okagbare-Ighoteguonor's third 100m race within the collection and
the primary time she would end exterior the highest three after third-place finishes in Paris (11.09 seconds) and London (10.99 seconds).
For her fourth-placed effort she obtained $3000 and appears a cast-iron certainty to be among the many 148 athletes that will probably be competing on the Memmorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League assembly ultimate in Brussels,Belgium on Friday September 1,2017.
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