Sunday, 30 June 2013

Okagbare Wins 200M In London Diamond League

Blessing Okagbare’s impressive Diamond League season showed more signs of improvement in Birmingham at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix where she raced a wind assisted (+0.9) to emerge first ahead of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Lalova Ivet of Bulgaria.

From start to finish, the 24-year-old Nigerian defied all predictions and carried on moving away from the rest athletes. Worthy of credit was the manner with which she took to the bend, blazing hot with vigour and determination as she went on to finish first in 22.55secs ahead of London Olympic silver medalist Fraser-Pryce 22.72secs and Ivet 23.02secs.

Ryemyen Mariya (23.07secs) of Bulgaria and Onuora Anyika (23.13secs), racing for Team GB came 4th and 5th respectively, as Jeters (23.36secs) seems not to have recovered fully from his hamstring injury, finishing 7.

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