Reigning African and Commonwealth sprints champion, Blessing Okagbare will race in Jamaica on May 9 at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.
Okagbare will likely be up against double world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and/or Olympic champion Allyson Felix who have both been confirmed for the usually star-studded meeting.
It has not yet been revealed which events they will contest in the Jamaican capital, but there are 100m and 200m for women’s events on the schedule for the meeting.
Aside from Olympic 100m champion Fraser-Pryce, many of Jamaica’s other top athletes will also be in action.
Okagbare is so far the only Nigerian confirmed for the event.