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6 Jul 2017
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor leapt to a 6.77m second place finish in the long jump event at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár on Tuesday to qualify...
27 Aug 2016
After failing to rescue Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio Olympics, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor’s quest to make a quick cash of $10,000, in the IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland, hit the rock on Thursday night.
19 Aug 2016
Ese Brume is the only Nigerian athlete to compete in any final event at the on-going 2016 Rio Olympics. The Commonwealth champion finished 5th in the Olympic long jump final yesterday, but she jumped her personal best of 6.81m in the process.
16 Aug 2016
Nigeria’s only realistic hope of a medal in athletics, Blessing Okagbare, has been drawn in a tough semifinal group that will require she runs better than she did in the 100 metres to make the final.
28 Jul 2016
The Ministry of Sports has explained that it sanctioned the appointment of Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel, as Team Nigeria’s captain to the Rio Olympics because it was made to understand that the position went beyond the individual’s Olympic pedigree.
13 Jul 2016
Commonwealth double sprints champion, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, will fly Nigeria’s flag in three events when hostilities begin at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games. She will take part in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay.
9 Jul 2016
Seye Ogunlewe is Nigeria’s fastest man again after winning the 100m Men’s title at the All-Nigeria Championships, which ended on a high note on Friday.
8 Jul 2016
The opportunity came yesterday, when Okagbare and other sons-of-the-soil, including Divine Oduduru, began their fight to be part of Team Nigeria’s contingent to the Rio Olympic Games.
23 Jun 2016
Okagbare, who was Nigeria’s most celebrated athlete in 2014, following her performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco.
18 Mar 2015
The National Chronicle, a newspaper of national interest, has named Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan has its African woman of the Year and Blessing Okagbare as African sports Woman of the year 2014.
13 Mar 2015
Reigning African queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare, has expressed sadness over the use of her image and footage by a body said to be working for a presidential candidate without her consent.


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