Thursday, June 3, 2021

Jubilation As Nigerian Athlete Breaks 38-Year-Old 100m Longstanding Record Ahead of Olympic Games .

 Blessing Okagbare became the first athlete to complete a 100m race in less than 11 seconds at the P-T-S Meeting staged in, Samorin, Slovak Republic. The multiple award-winning Nigerian athlete won the women's event after running at 10.98 seconds .


 breaking the longstanding 11.09 seconds record set by Czech Republic's Jarmila Kratochvílova in 1983. Her victory also means that the 32-year-old has continued to make progress towards her preparations for this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games.

Okagbare has been in tremendous form this year having initially under 11 seconds in April at the USTAF invitational in Eugene, Oregon. 

And about a month later, she stepped up her performance while recording her personal best time of 10.90 seconds at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar last week. Meanwhile, Premium Times and Complete Sport report that this is the 21st time the 32-year-old would be finishing her 100m race under 11 seconds - a feat no Nigerian has achieved in history. 

Reacting to her recent achievement, the Nigerian 100 and 200m record holder said on her official Facebook Page: “Thank God for another healthy race/win today." 

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