In from Nifemi Daniel …
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor returns to the venue where she won her first Olympic Medal in 2008, to compete with the World’s best for bragging rights as World Champion in the 100m and 200m events at the 15th IAAF World Championships which start on Saturday.
The Commonwealth Champion has had a good run of form leading up to the Championships this season with stellar performances in the Diamond League and World Relays, beating the likes of Shelley Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell Brown.
This will no doubt give her even more confidence as she leads the Nigerian delegation at this edition of the Championships in China.
Africa’s fastest woman who has stated that she wants to run faster and ‘break 10.7 seconds for 100 and 21.8 for 200’ will get a chance to do so as she begins her campaign for the World Title on Sunday, 23rd August in the 100m heats with the Semi Finals and Final taking place on Monday, 24th August.
The 200m and 4x100m relay events will take place from 26th-28th and 29th August respectively.
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