Okagbare Turns Attention To Other Races After 100m Disqualification

Okagbare Turns Attention To Other Races After 100m Disqualification

Nigeria sprint queen Blessing Okagbare said she is disappointed not to be competing for medal in the women’s 100 meter dash at the ongoing 12th African games in Rabat, Morocco.

Okagbare who has never won the 100m gold at this level was disqualified following a false start in the second semi-final of the day on Monday.

Speaking after the disqualification, the 30 year old Delta State born athlete said she is disappointed things didn’t go her way, but she is graceful to God for everything.

“Sometimes the blessing is not always about what’s given but what He takes away.


I know my fans are disappointed and if you know me, you know i don’t just show up. I show up and i am also there. Today didn’t go as planned but, lesson learned and gratitude given to God for my journey so far”.

Okagbare still has the chance to win medal for Nigeria in the 200 meters and 4×100 metres relay race.

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