Saturday, 17 August 2013

# Blessing Okagbare # Gossip

Blessing Okagbare wins 200m bronze •Nigeria in 4x400m final

Blessing Okagbare bounced back from her women’s 100 metres disappointment to win bronze in the women’s 200m event on Friday, making it two medals for Nigeria at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

She had won silver in the women’s long jump on Sunday with her 6.99m leap, ending Nigeria’s 14-year dry run at the competition.

In a race dominated by Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in 22.17secs, Okagbare and Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure had a photo finish in 22.32secs, but the Ivorian was eventually awarded the silver. The photo revealed Okagbare was beaten in six thousandths of a second.

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