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
“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.
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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.For
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