IAAF Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare Shines In Brussels

Olympic medalist, Blessing Ighoteguonor-Okagbare ran a time of 11.07 to finish third in the IAAF Diamond League Women’s 100 meters final in Brussels.

28-year-old Okagbare, who ran 10.99 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in London last July, failed to run her second sub-11 seconds time this year after she finished behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson(10.92) and Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou(10.93).

However, the Nigerian finished her Diamond League season with three third place performances in the 100 meters event, placing third in Paris, London and Brussels respectively.

Okagbare first broke 11 seconds in 2012, at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London, then ran three more sub-11 seconds that season with a personal best of 10.92 seconds at the 2012 Olympic games.