Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m event at the Tokyo Olympics.
Okagbare finished first in her preliminary race with 11.04 timing as she booked her place in the semifinals.
The 32-year-old sprinter started slowly before breezing past her opponents towards the end of the race.
Queen 👑 @mountain214 🙇🏿♂️ #NGR’s Blessing Okagbare cruised to a first place finish in the women's 100 meter prelims at the #Tokyo2020 #Olympics on Friday, advancing to Saturday's semifinals. #Athletics
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) July 30, 2021
In a piece of related news, Grace Neokocha also qualified for the semi-finals with a personal best timing of 11.00sec behind two-time Olympic gold medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.
The duo will compete in the semi-finals on Saturday