Okagbare Bags New 100m Personal Season’s Best, Finishes 4th In Hungary


Nigerian fastest woman of all-time and eight time national 100m queen, Blessing Okagbare, raced to a new 10.89 seconds personal season’s best to place fourth in the 100m event Tuesday at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial Meeting in Budapest, Hungary.

Okagbare, who won the event in 2016 and 2017, looked to make it a hat-trick of 100m wins at the meeting but faced her biggest test ever at the event on Tuesday as she could not race past two Jamaicans at the event.

While she failed to win for the third time in Budapest, she however returned with a personal season’s best, her fifth legal run inside 11 seconds this season and 23rd overall since she first broke 11 seconds at the Aviva Grand Prix in Crystal Palace, London in July 2012.

Okagbare will now head to the Stade Louis 11 Stadium in Monaco for the Herculis Zepter Diamond League meeting on Friday with her sight set on becoming the first Nigerian nay-African woman to break 22 seconds in the half lap race.

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