Okagbare smashes Commonwealth Games record, wins 100m gold •Eyes 2 more gold medals

Posted by News Express | 29 July 2014 | 3,351 times

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Blessing Okagbare was utterly dominant late last night as she helped to ease the memory of London 2012 by winning Commonwealth gold in the women’s 100m.

The 25-year-old finished last in the Olympic final, but won the first of three possible individual titles in Glasgow as she powered to glory in the 100m in a new Games record of 10.85secs. Her freshly dyed golden hair shone just as much as her performance.

The Nigerian, who will also contest the 200m and long jump, stayed relaxed to power past experienced Jamaicans Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart, who finished second and third in 11.03secs and 11.07secs, in the last 50m.

An elated Okagbare said after her feat: “I am so excited right now! A new season’s best and win. I’m happy I was able to put on a show. I executed it and stayed patient like my coach said I should and after 70 metres it just felt easy! I still have the 200m and the long jump and I’m looking forward to both of those events now.”

Okagbare’s gold is the third by Team Nigeria at the Games after the first two from female weightlifting.

•Based on Mail Online and BBC reports. Photo shows Okagbare punching the air in delight after crossing the line ahead of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown to win the Commnwealth Games 100 metres gold . . . last night in Glasgowm Scotland.

Source: News Express

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