Nigeria’s Sprint queen Blessing Okagbare will hope to quickly put the Doha experience behind her quick enough to bounce back stronger on the tracks, perhaps in China.
The 29-year-old former Commonwealth Games champion was one of only two Africans in the field on Friday for the Women’s 200m race at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha.
— blessing okagbare (@mountain214) November 11, 2016
She returned in a time of 23.15 seconds; 1.08 seconds shy of her best set in the 200m, three years ago.
Côte d’ivoire‘s Marie-Josée Ta Lou finished in third place behind Elaine Thompson of Jamaica and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands.
In the points haul, Ta Lou‘s better time earned her 6 points while Okagbare registered 3 points in the first of 14 Grand Prix this year.