Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare on Saturday broke the African women’s 100m record twice at the ongoing Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London. The rangy Nigerian sprinter coasted home in an impressive 10.86 seconds winning time in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m event to erase compatriot Glory Alozie’s 10.90secs set in 1999. But Okagbare was not done
Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt overcame a poor start to win the 100m at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday. Returning to the Olympic Stadium where he defended his title 12 months ago, the Jamaican won in 9.85sec. “It’s wonderful to be back here. I had a bad start but that’s
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday announced cash and national honours award for the six gold medalists in the 4x400m relay at the 2000 Sydney, Australia Olympic Games. Jonathan announced cash reward of N5 million each for the athletes and N7 million each for the two coaches at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Blessing Okagbare won the Long Jump event in the Monaco leg of the Diamond League at the weekend and called Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to say “I’m approaching our target and God willing we’ll get there. I dedicate this to you, sir” The sports loving governor has been supporting Blessing and many other Nigerian athletes. He
Australian hurdler Sally Pearson, American high jumper Brigetta Barrett and sprinter Justin Gatlin did not shy away from discussing the issue of doping on Thursday. Carmelita Jeter of the United States and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica walked out of a news conference on Thursday after the sprinters were asked about the atmosphere in their teams