Nigerian track queen, Blessing Okagbare clawed her way back to record her first win at the IAAF Diamond League in Rabat on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Nigerian, Blessing Okagbare, was a surprise victor in the women’s 100m, finishing ahead of Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou with Dafne Schippers, a medalist at the last two world championships, only finishing fifth.
Okagbare grabbed the win on the line with a season’s best of 11.05 secs in the 100m at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.
Marie -Josee Ta Lou of Cote d’Ivoire thought she had it wrapped up from 50m but was later beaten by the Nigerian.
The World Silver medallist finished in second with a season’s best of 11.09 seconds, Crystal Emmanuel raced to third in 11.30 seconds while Dutch sensation, Daphne Schippers settled for 5th position in 11.32 seconds.
It was Okagbare-Ighotegunor’s first win in four appearances at the IAAF Diamond League in Rabat.
The win in Rabat marked the 30-year old’s first competitive win of the 2019 season.
She earlier clocked a new season’s best of 22.58 secs in the 200m to place third at the IAAF World Challenge in Nanjing last month