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Blessing Okagbare set new record in Slovakia

Blessing Okagbare is pleased with her performance in the P-T-S athletics competition in Bratislava, Slovakia, when she dipped within 11 seconds for the third time this season.

The seven-time Nigeria 100 metres champion ran 10.98 seconds to win the race and in the process smash the 11.09 seconds meeting record set in June 1983 by Czech Republic icon, Jarmila Kratochvílová.

Blessing who thank God for another healthy race/win today, said the Nigerian 100 and 200m record holder on her Face book page after running inside 11 seconds for the third time this year.

She ran her first sub-11 seconds of the season at the USTAF invitational in Eugene, Oregon in April before scorching to a 10.90 seconds season’s best at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar last week.

Okagbare’s impressive performance this season has given Nigerians hope that their sprint queen, for the first time in six years, looks set to make the final of a global 100m event, which the Tokyo Olympics represent and where making history as the first Nigerian – man or woman – to make the podium in the 100m will be the only focus.

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