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Disappointed Blessing Okagbare grateful to fans

17 August 2016, 15:34Israel Ojoko

Rio - Nigeria Track and Field star Blessing Okagbare Ighoteguonor has expressed disappointment over her performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Okagbare crashed out of the 100m women’s event and also failed to make it to the final of the 200m on Tuesday.

Lamenting her performance on Facebook, Okagbare admits how bad she feels but was quick to thank the fans for their support.

“Hello everyone, there is nothing as bad as having to work too hard for an average results. It should come easier with the work i have done. Overall I am extremely grateful to God even when it doesn't make sense to me now.

“Thanks guys for all the love and support you have shown, thanks for always giving me the courage to brace myself up. You all are my inspiration and I am indeed greatful....” she wrote on Wednesday.

Also readBlessing Okagbare arrives team Nigeria games village

Blessing a 19-year-old, won a bronze medal in the women's long jump event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing

At London 2012, Okagbare participated in her second Olympic Games. Going into the Olympics she had run a number of fast 100 m races and there was much anticipation and hope of a medal.

However the 2012 Olympics were not as successful for Okagbare as her 2008 outing. She established a new personal best of 10.92 s in the 100 m semi-final but placed eighth in the final with a run of 11.01 s.

News24 reported that Okagbare qualified for the semifinal of the women’s 200m race at the Rio 2016 Olympics finishing first in Heat 5 with a time of 22.71s on Monday.

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