Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare; is Africa’s best ever woman sprinter of all time who today; July 27th 2013 broke the African Women’s 100 meters record beating the 2012 Olympic Champion, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica along with some of the best women sprinters in the World including fellow African, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast at the London Diamond League Grand Prix Track meet. She now proves that she is and will be the future of women sprinting in the world, as she lowered fellow Nigerian, Chioma Ajunwa’s African record from 10.84 sec to her own brand new African record of 10.79 seconds.
Blessing who is a two time NCAA 100 meters and Long Jump Champion alongside being an Olympic Bronze medalist in the Long Jump, had been on a tear in 2013 beating all comers from former world champions to Olympic Champions in the 100 and 200 meters which all started back with a world leading opener in the 200 meters at the Mount Sac relays in California where she trains under famed US Coach; John Smith. In her last meet at the Paris Diamond League meet she went on to set a personal best in the Long Jump, leaping well beyond 7 feet, a true rare feet for women athletes at 7.04 Meters.
Blessing Okagbare and Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast along with Amantle Montsho of Botswana are currently shinning a bright light on African women’s track and field and sports in general as they dominate their events globally.
We here at African Sports Media Network wish to congratulate Blessing Okagbare on setting a New African Record for women in the 100 meters with a time of 10.79 seconds and continued success in the future.