Blessing Okagbare to Participate In IAAF Diamond League

The meet would hold at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

Former African Queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare will be participating in the long jump event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

The meet would hold at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

This will be the Nigerian’s first ever trip to the Oslo event and she will hope to jump farther than the 6.52m she jumped early this month at the Pre-Fountaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Okagbare will be up against three of the athletes who finished ahead of her in Eugene; USA’s reigning world champion, Bartoletta Tianna and the British duo of Logen Lorraine and Shara Proctor have also been confirmed for the meeting.

Meanwhile, Okagbare ran a personal season’s best time of 11.16 seconds to place second behind Dutch lady, Dafne Schippers at the Fanny Blankers-Koen meeting in Hengelo, Holland in the 100 metres.


Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.NG). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay Nigeria.

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