Nigeria’s leading athlete, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor crashed out at the semi-final stage of the 100m Women’s event at the ongoing World Athletics Championship on Sunday.

Nigeria’s queen of the tracks ran 11.08 seconds to place fourth in the third semi-final of the 100m event at the on-going IAAF World at the Olympic stadium in London.

She finished behind United States’ Torie Bowie, Ivory Coast’s Muriel Ahoure and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye in another disappointing global outing for the six-time Nigerian 100m Women record holder.

Okagbare failed to make the finals of the same event in the last Olympics game in Rio, Brazil last year after finishing third in the semi-finals.

The last time Okagbare made a final appearance at the 100m Women event was in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea when she eventually finished fifth.

No Nigerian woman has a medal from the 100m event at the World Championships.

Okagbare will now switch her attention to the Long Jump and Relay events in a quest to win a medal at the ongoing world Athletics Championship.

Okagbare won a silver medal in the event four years ago in Moscow, Russia.


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