Commonwealth Games: Okagbare Wins Second GoldFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, August 1st, 2014
Blessing Okagbare won gold in the women’s 200m at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday in a time of 22.25 seconds.
Okagabre is the 11th athlete in the history of the Commonwealth Games who has won both the 100 and the 200 metres.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare added the Commonwealth 200m crown to the 100m title she won three days earlier.
It was an effortless win for the Nigerian athlete who had no difficulty racing to the finish line in a triumphant victory.
Okagbore won the race in 22.25 seconds despite slowing down towards the end of the race.
England duo, Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams were second and third respectively.
In the women’s long jump event, fast rising athlete, Ese Brume, achieved a 6.56m leap to win Nigeria’s second gold medal of the night.
Okagbare would have competed in the long jump event but it clashed with her 200m, so she chose the latter over the former.
However, it served to announce the arrival of another Nigerian athlete who defeated all comers to win herself a gold medal.
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