Okagbare, Fraser-Pryce Clash Again

Okagbare, Fraser-Pryce Clash Again

Commonwealth double sprints champiopn, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and reigning world 100m champion, Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will face-off again on Saturday at the Prefountaine IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

This is coming barely two weeks after the Nigerian out-paced the Jamaican to win the blue ribband event at the Shanghai, China IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Okagbare-Ighoteguonor ran a new personal season's best (10.98 seconds) at the meeting ahead of USA's Tori Bowie (11.07) and Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago (11.13).Fraser-Pryce came a distant fifth with a personal season's best of 11.25.

Also confirmed for the race is Cote D'Ivoire's Muriel Ahoure who won the silver medal two years ago at the Moscow IAAF World Championships. Her inclusion ensured the top three ladies who mounted the podium in Moscow will have a chance to see who gets the bragging right, as it were ahead the Beijing IAAF World Championships in August.

  Saturday's field will also have the fastest woman in the world so far this,Jamaica's Elaine Thompson (10.92) who raced home first ahead of Okagbare-Ighoteguonor at the Jamaican Invitational meeting on May 9 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Also included is the American,Bowie who came second behind the Nigerian in Shanghai. Interestingly,it was Bowie who prevented Okagbare-Ighoteguonor from winning the 200m race at the same event last year.

The Nigerian placed second in the race but was able to run a new personal best of 22.23 seconds which placed her third on the Nigerian 200m all-time list.

American duo of Carmelita Jeter, the second fastest woman of all time (10.64) and Tianna Bartoletta as well as Ahye complete the line-up for Saturday's race.


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  • osayande Pius 6 years ago

    all the best to okagbare.. she will make us proud once again

  • Emma biggi 6 years ago

    Blessing will defeat fraser once again to prove whos d best.