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AFN names Okagbare, 12 others for IAAF World Relays

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released a provisional list of 13 female athletes to represent the country at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays. The competition is scheduled to hold between Saturday and Sunday in Nassau, Bahamas. Those picked for the 4×100 metres are Blessing Okagbare, Dominique

Okagbare returns to action after Rio disappointment

Track and field athlete Blessing Okagbare will on Saturday return to competitive action after failing to win a medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Okagbare will compete at the Paris leg of the International Association of Athletics Federation’s Diamond League. Okagbare will compete in the women’s long jump where she will battle

Okagbare qualifies for 200m semis

Track and field queen Blessing Okagbare has finished top of her heat and qualified for the semifinals of the 200m women’s race event. Okagbare on Monday finished first in Heat 5 with a time of 22.71s. The 27-year-old beat Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith who finished second with a time of 22.77s. Okagbare will

Blessing Okagbare storms Rio, set to begin campaign

Track and field athlete Blessing Okagbare has arrived Team Nigeria games village at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Okagbare was seen in the Games village in a refreshingly exciting mood as she gets set to compete. She will begin her campaign in the Women's 100m on Friday 12 August before competing in the

Its official: Okagbare, Ogunlewe make Nigeria’s Rio Team

Nigeria fastest sprinters Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of Team Nigeria athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, head Media and Communication of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Okagbare will competing in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay

AFN set to announce list of selected athletes for Rio Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will on Tuesday announce a list of selected athletes for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The athletes, who some of them are not sure whether they will make the trip to Brazil, will be picked following their performance at the concluded Olympics Trials in Sapele. However, those

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

Okagbare knocked out of long jump trials by Knee injury

A knee injury has stopped sprinter Blessing Okagbare from competing in the long jump event of Nigeria's Rio 2016 Olympics trials in Sapele. The long jump finals was slatted for Friday, but Okagbare was missing after winning the 100m race on Thursday. “I don’t want to hurt my knee the more, so