What can be described as a challenging season for Africa’s fastest woman Blessing Okagbare, came to an end in the Swiss capital Zurich in a very positive way for the sprinter. Lining up out of Lane 7 in the second to last of the Diamond League meets in the 100 meters, Blessing who had a rather bad start came through in the last 60 meters of the race to close the gap significantly on Jamaica’s Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce to place second with a time of 10.98 seconds.
The Nigerian Sprinter who had been battling injuries all season long had a rather forgettable experience at the recently concluded IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. Where she had to pull out of the 200 meters after a Hamstring strain that left her very sore and unable to compete and this was after a bad finish in the 100 meters as well all due to her injuries. Prior to the hamstring strain the sprinter had incurred an earlier injury when she tweaked her knees at a meet in Lausanne Switzerland which plagued her performance till Beijing. But today (September 3, 2015) she finished on a high note and will now officially end her season as she tries to get more treatment to get better and healthier for the 2016 season.
By: Leslie Koroma