IAAF Diamond League – Okagbare and Amusan Ready to win big in Doha

IAAF Diamond League – Okagbare and Amusan Ready to win big in Doha

Nigerian sprint queen Blessing Okagbare and Commonwealth 110 hurdles champion Tobiloba Amusan are set to battle other athletes in the 2019 IAAF Diamond League 14-leg journey in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

The event is slated for  Khalifa International Stadium and Amusan is among the nine sprint hurdlers that will compete for the $10,000 top prize money and eight points on offer for the first ranked athlete.


 

The Commonwealth champion ran for the first time at the money-spinning competition last year at the Golden Gala in Rome where she clocked 12.86 seconds to finish fourth.

 

She also qualified for the final at the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, with a time of 12.69 seconds, as she placed fourth behind the USA duo of Mcneal Brianna (12.61), Kendra Harrison (12.63) and Danielle Williams (12.64),

 

While Amusan will be hoping for a memorable debut in Doha, Blessing Okagbare will be aiming to make it to the podium for the first time in seventh attempts.

 

Okagbare has competed on six separate occasions in Doha without winning and her best records are three second-place finishes her best efforts over the 100m and long jump where she placed second with a wind-aided leap of 7.14m in 2013 and was second twice over the 100m, first in 2014 when she ran 11.18 seconds.

 

The reigning African 200m champion will win her first title in Doha.

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