As the star travels to Beijing she reminisces about not only how far she has come but how fast it all seems to have happened for her since she began her journey to fame. ‘It only seems like yesterday she muses” looking over pictures of herself that reminds her of a young kid out of Sapele who dreamed of one day making it big and making her nation proud and with no pun intended she has indeed been ‘Blessed’ to live out her dreams thanks to a superior supply of talent.
Her sojourn deep into the far western frontiers of Texas will take a different twist as the Coaches she was working under at the University of Texas at El Paso started noticing how quick she was on the runway for the jumps and advised her to try the sprints and within a short time she became a dominant force and an eventual NCAA 100 meters and Long Jump Champion.
Ever since graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso her journey into the upper echelon of the sport of Track and Field has been nothing but spectacular and today she ranks in the top three in both the women’s 100 & 200 meters and has both the African women’s 100 meters record of 10.79 seconds and the Commonwealth Games Women’s 100 meters record as well of 10.85 seconds firmly in her grip.
Blessing heads to Beijing, China to face her rivals some of whom have gotten to know her over time and have become friends with her but as she hops on a plane to once again lace up her spikes and duel it out with bitter rivals and friends she thoughtfully broods over how her life has transformed through time and she looks back at her life, career and her future.
She has accomplished what no other woman in the annals of the history of sports in Nigeria has done and rivals legendary women of sports in other parts of Africa like Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa but the best is yet to come as the star approaches the prime of her career.
Blessing will be competing in the Women’s 100 and 200 meters at the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing in a few days and so along with all her fans we wish her the best of luck and God’s blessings to come out victorious in both her events and become the first African woman to win the sprint double at the IAAF Championships.