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Blessing Okagbare completes sprint double

Blessing Okagbare completed a sprint double on Friday; winning the women 200m event (Final A) with a time of 22.78secs, after her 100m feat on Thursday in the Rio 2016 Olympics Trials.

The fleet-footed Queen of the Tracks who won her seventh 100m Women’s title a day earlier made a light work of the 200m event.

Lawretta Ozoh won the women’s 200m final B with a time of 23.71secs.

Having finished second in the 100m event, Oduduru had a lot to cheer as he won the 200m Men’s event with a time of 20.51secs.

Kunle Fasasi also became the new men’s 400m champions, dethroning Chidi Okezie with his winning time of 46.22secs.

It was Theddus Okpara who won the men’s High Jump, scaling 2.10m, while Obiora Arinze finished 2nd jumping a height of 2.05m.

There was big upset in the Men’s 400m hurdles event where  Henry Okorie emerged champion, finishing in 50:12s to take the national title from Miles Ukaoma who could only manage a third place finish.

In the women’s race, Amaka Ogoegbunam retained her 400mH title, running a time of 57:61secs.

With the Nigeria Olympic trials over, attention will now be shifted to Saturday’s Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) Grand Prix, Warri Relays also taking place at the Sapele Township Stadium.

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