Okagbare disqualified as Nigeria close in on football gold medals
Nigeria's dream of reasserting their dominance on the African tracks took a hit yesterday when Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was disqualified in the 100 metres women event. Okagbare was disqualified in heat 1 of women’s 100m semifinal for a false start.
Okagbare, others insist on training grants for foreign-based athletes ahead African Games
Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and other foreign-based athletes want the sports ministry to settle their training grants before the commencement of the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Okagbare returns to Shanghai for IAAF Diamond League
Beijing 2008 Olympics bronze medallist, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor is returning to the Shanghai IAAF Diamond League meeting...
‘Okagbare pulled out of 100m, 200m on doctor’s advice’
Facts have emerged why Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor pulled out of both the 100m and 200m at the ongoing 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Asaba 2018. Okagbare is the most experienced athlete in Team Nigeria, and many were looking up to her to lead the country’s medals challenge against South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya…
Again, Okagbare beaten in IAAF Diamond League
For the second time in one week, Nigeria’s greatest sprinter of all time Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor failed to live up to the incredible height she has set for herself this season after placing fourth in a rather disappointing 11.12 seconds at the Bislett Games in Oslo, the fourth leg of the 14-leg IAAF Diamond League series.…
Ministry officials, NOC beg Okagbare to run 100m, 200m at Commonwealth Games
The decision by Nigeria’s sprint queen and lone medal hopeful at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor not to compete in the usual 100m and 200m is not going down well with some top officials of the Sports Ministry.
Okagbare’s new African record thrills Ebewele
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has described the new African record set by Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor in the 200m event as ‘fantastic.’ Okagbare at the weekend started her outdoor season with an impressive 22.04secs in a 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the…
Okagbare sails into long jump final, Brume crashes out
The Nigerian’s 6.51m mark is the lowest qualifying mark by a Nigerian in the history of the championships, falling behind the 6.68m Christy Opara-Thompson jumped to qualify for the final of the event in 1991 in Tokyo, Japan.
Brume, Okagbare begin medal chase in long jump
As the World Athletics Championship enters its sixth day, attention of many sports-loving Nigerians will be focused on two athletes, Blessing Okagbare...