Tokyo Olympics: Two Nigerian athletes qualify for 100m semifinals

  Two Nigerian athletes, Blessing Okagbare and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha have made it to the semifinals of the women 100m race in the ongoing ...

 

Two Nigerian athletes, Blessing Okagbare and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha have made it to the semifinals of the women 100m race in the ongoing Olympic games in Tokyo.

This is the first time since 2012, Nigerians will be having two of her athletes contesting in the semifinals of the 100m women race.

20-year-old Nwokocha was able to set a new personal best record of 11.00 seconds to qualify for the semifinals of the event.

With that feat, Nwokocha now occupies the 5th position among all Nigerian women who had participated in the 100m race in one event or the other. Toping the Nigerian women all-time list is Blessing OKagbare with (10.79), Glory Alozie (10.90) Mary Onyali (10.97) and Damola Osayomi (10.99).

Nwokocha will be running from lane nine in the third semifinal heat alongside the world adjudged fastest woman alive, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Daryl Neita of Great Britain, Teahna Daniels of the USA and her fellow African, Muriel Ahoure from Ivory Coast.

Unlike Nwokocha who just made her debut at the event, 32 years old Okagbare made her first appearance at the event in the 2012 London Olympics and she is now running in her third Olympic games.

Okagbare will be running in the first semifinal heat alongside two heavyweights of the event, defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica who ran 10.82 seconds in the first round heat, and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who ruled the 200m world championship two years ago in Doha, Qatar.

The 100m women contest is scheduled to take place at exactly 11.15 am Nigerian time on Saturday.

COMMENTS

INNER POST ADS 2

Name

BBNaija,2712,Business,2742,CampusGist,1036,Celeb,4898,celebrities,240,Comedy,8,CONFESSION,11,Education,2450,Entertainment,6205,Fashion,367,Featured,626,Gist,2037,Health,732,Interview,1,Job,3,Lifestyle,874,Music,154,MY STORY,37,News,86332,Opinion,929,Poem,10,Politics,14123,Relationship,210,Sponsored Contents,31,Sports,18143,Style & Travel,47,Success Stories,265,Technology,342,Video,114,
ltr
item
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News: Tokyo Olympics: Two Nigerian athletes qualify for 100m semifinals
Tokyo Olympics: Two Nigerian athletes qualify for 100m semifinals
https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Blessing-Okagbare-897x598-1.jpg
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/07/tokyo-olympics-two-nigerian-athletes.html
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/07/tokyo-olympics-two-nigerian-athletes.html
true
3363430711841052055
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content