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Rio: Brume qualifies as Okagbare, Ajagba crash out



Nigeria’s biggest medal prospect Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor early Wednesday morning failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 200m event.

The double 2014 Commonwealth Games sprint queen clocked 22.69secs to place fifth in the tough first semifinal that also paraded Dapner Schippers of the Netherlands, Elaine Thompson (Jamaica), Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith and Lisa Mayer of Germany.

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Also, Efe Brume is through to the final of the women’s long jump event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.

Brume leapt 6.67m to place third in the qualifying event of the women’s long jump while Nigeria’s lone boxer, Efe Ajagba 2-1 to world number two ranked Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan in the super heavyweight category.

The three judges voted 10-9, 10-9, 9-10 in favour of the Eastern European boxer who won bronze at the last Games in London four years ago.



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