2012 Olympian, Blessing Okagbare has won Nigeria’s first medal in Moscow as she hit the 6.99 metres mark to clinch the silver medal in the long jump event final. This mark tops her previous best where she jumped out to 6.83m in the qualifications.
Blessing Okagbare became the first Nigerian and African woman to duck under 10.80 seconds in the women’s 100m dash when she broke the African women’s 100m record twice on her way to victory at the London Anniversary Games a little over 2 weeks ago.
The last time Nigeria won amedal at the Athletic World Championship was in 1999 and with this medal Okagbare has ended that 14 year drought.

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