Nigeria’s hope of getting an individual medal in the 100 metres women died on the tracks of the Olympic Stadium, London, as the country’s entrant in the race, Blessing Okagbare could not make the final of the event held yesterday, The Guardian reports.
Okagbare came fourth in Heat Three with an 11.8 seconds finish that saw her behind U.S’s Torie Bowie (10.91 seconds, Cote d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure (10.99 seconds) and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, who came third on a time of 11.04 seconds.
Although Okagbare could not make yesterday’s final of the event, she is still expected to try her luck in the 4x100m relay and the long jump, which begins on Wednesday.
At the last Championships in Moscow, she won a silver medal in the long jump and members of the Nigerian team expect a repeat performance in London.
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