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Tokyo 2020 Athletics: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi-Finals

Tokyo 2020 Athletics: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi-Finals

Blessing Okagbare made it to the semi-finals in the women’s 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday morning, reports

Okagbare , who is competing in her fourth Olympicsx won heat 6 with a time of 11.05.


Asha Phillips finished in second position in 11.31s, while Tynia Gaither came third in 11.34s.

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Earlier, Grace Nwokocha, who is competing at the olympics for the first time also made it to the semi-finals.

Nwokocha finished third in heat 5 with a new personal best of 11.00s.

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race (10.84s), while Alja Del Ponte of Switzerland finished in second position with a a time of 10.91s, a new national record.

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  • Ikeben 2 months ago

    The first positive news, so far this Olympics. Really happy for Nkwocha to make Semi finals at 11.00 sec. It is good.