By Dare Esan In Beijing:
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare will compete in her third consecutive women’s 100m final Monday afternoon after placing second in 10.89 seconds behind defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pyrce (10.82).
She will however be the only African in action after the Coe d’Ivoire duo of Ahoure Muriel who won the silver medal two years ago and Mary-Jose Talou failed to scale past the semi-final hurdle.
Okagbare will be hoping to run past her fifth placing best four years ago in Daegu, South Korea.
She is already Nigeria’s fastest woman in the event after smashing Mary Onyali’s 10.97 seconds run in Stuttgart, Germany in 1993.