Okagbare Breaks 22-Year Old Record In Texas

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteghonor showed why she is the queen of the tracks on the African tracks after she ran an impressive 22.04 seconds at the 2018 Wes Kittley Invitational in Texas.

The time she recorded was enough to erase the 200m women African record held by Mary Onyali-Omagbemi since August 1996.

The feat achieved by Okagbare-Ighoteghonor was even more impressive having missed the majority of the last season with an injury that required surgery to cure.

Apart from her latest feat, Okagbare-Ighoteghonor is also the fastest woman in Nigeria with 10.79seconds in 100m.

Speaking about Okagbare-Ighoteghonor, former AFN president Solomon Ogba said: “We’re extremely glad Okagbare is back to her best form. Certainly we will see what happens at the African championships in Asaba.”