–Nigerian track queen aims for 100m gold
Reigning Nigeria and Africa queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare yesterday qualified for the semi final of the 100m women event of the ongoing commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, to raise the country’s hope of grabbing medals in that event.
26-year-old Okagbare ran a time of 11.20 seconds, the best qualifying time ahead of her competitors to qualify for the semis which will be decided in the morning session today.
The event took place at the Hempden Park Stadium, home ground of Celtic Football club which has Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose on their payroll.
After the morning session race, the final of the race will be held at same venue later in the evening as the track and field event of the games continue to take center stage.
Nigeria will also be involved in the 200m women’s race which will also be decided in Glasgow today as the Commonwealth Games enters day six.
Okagbare alongside Gloria Asumnu will take part in the 200m race as well as the 400m and 100x400m event as the games continue today.