IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare gets first win in Rabat

IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare gets first win in Rabat

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

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