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IAAF Worlds: Okagbare Makes Bid For Nigeria’s First London 2017 Medal

IAAF Worlds: Okagbare Makes Bid For Nigeria’s First London 2017 Medal

By Dare Esan:
All Nigerian eyes will be on Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor on Friday night when she takes to the long jump pit of the London Stadium in London, England to battle for one of the three medals on offer at the on-going 16th IAAF World Championships, reports.
Silver medallist four years ago at the championships’ 14th edition in Moscow, Russia, the pretty Nigerian will attempt to consolidate on her status as her country’s most successful athlete in the history of the Championships by winning her third medal following her silver and bronze medal wins in 2013.
No Nigerian athlete has won two individual medals at the championships and Okagbare’s two wins in Moscow had already made her the country’s best ever performer.
This will be Okagbare’s second long jump final appearance in three attempts and the Beijing Olympics silver medallist in the event qualified for Friday’s final following her 6.51m leap in the qualifying round to place eighth in the final semi-final classification.

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