-Targets third gold in Glasgow, describes her wins as amazing
Nigeria sprint queen Blessing Okagbare has stated in clear terms that she is eagerly looking forward to cap her first Commonwealth Games with a third gold medal when Nigeria compete in the women’s 4x100m relay final tonight.
The women’s 4x400m relay final is scheduled for 7:50pm Nigerian time.
Okagbare who already has both 100 and 200 metres gold medals in her bag believes Nigeria has the chance to do well in the realy if everything goes well.
“I am looking forward to it as long as we get to the final after the first run,” Okagbare added. “I will come in for the final and I will give my best for the nation.”
Still basking in the euphoria of her 200 metres victory on Thursday, The Commonwealth Games 100m record holder described her feat as amazing while fuming at the competition scheduled, which she claimed affected her speed.
”It’s amazing,” Okagbare, who set a Commonwealth record of 10.85 to win the 100 metres gold on Monday, told reporters. “I feel extremely blessed; it’s not easy to get a medal so it is something to celebrate.”
Despite being full of smiles after romping to victory on a damp Hampden Park track, the blonde Nigerian was frustrated that she did not run quicker to join the likes of American Olympic champion Allyson Felix in the sub-22 second club.