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Okagbare Fails To Grab Third Gold

Okagbare Fails To Grab Third Gold

–As Nigeria’s 4 x 100 women’s team settle for silver

Nigeria continued her impressive run in the track and field event of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with three silver medals in the women‘s 4X100, 4X400 and men’s triple jump.

The quartet of Gloria Asunmu, Blessing Okagbare, Dominique Duncan and Lauretha Ozoh were beaten to the gold medal by Shelly Ann Fraser Price inspired Jamaican team. England picked bronze in the event.

Earlier the 4X400 women’s relay quartet of Patience George, Ada Benjamin, Regina George and Folashade Abugan won silver medal in the event.


Jamaica won the race in a time of 3:23:82 secs with the Nigerian ladies coming close in a time 3:24:71 secs. Nigerian born English woman Christine Ohurogu and her teammates could only settle for bronze in a time of 3:27:24 sec.

The disappointing performance of Nigeria’s men track team continued at the 4X400 as the team finished in a disappointing seventh position in the final.

Also the men‘s 4X100 team finished sixth in a race won by Jamaica, anchored by Usain Bolt.
However, Tosin Oke salvaged silver medal in the triple jump.

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  • Why are nigerian press full of criticism?.Okagbare fails to win gold. Is Okagbare the only member of the relay team? The press should have used alternative caption like; Nigeria women relay teams won silver.Nigeria women relay teams came out second best. Nigeria 4×100 and 4×400 women relay team won silver in commonwealt games. There are numerous caption than personalizing. A lady that brought honour by winning both 100 and 200meters. Yet, the press wrote in all the daily paperrs that okagbare fails to win gold as if it is intentional or her birth right to win gold. It is easy to win medel of any design in an international competition?

  • onwumere 9 years ago

    D press shld please redesign strategy of helping our sports grow. D issue of ATTACK on personality SHOULD be STOPPED. The press were beating 4-1 by Ghana press. If its super eagles dat lost to Ghana; d whole press could hv told Keshi to resign. How many press men buried d shame? Our press benefit so much in condemnation than encouragment. CONDEMNATION is an attribute to future failure bcos d person has been distroyd psycologicaly then wat do u expect frm dat person. NO WESTERN PRESS DOES DAT! Encouragement builds confidence and focus to atticulate any further CHALLENGES.
    OUR PRESS YOUR GHANA 4-1 defeat should serve as an example not to condem but to solidify