Rio - Nigeria sprinter Blessing Okagbare has qualified for
the semifinal of the women’s 200m race at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Okagbare finished first in Heat 5 with a time of 22.71s on Monday.
The 27-year-old beat Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith who finished
second with a time of 22.77s.
Okagbare will now compete on lane 6 in the semifinal
scheduled for Wednesday.
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Other athletes that will jostle for the final spot with
Okagbare include Tynia Gaither from Bahamas (lane 1), Switzerland’s Mujinga
Kambundji (lane 2), Dafne Schippers from Netherlands (lane 3), Elaine Thompson
of Jamaica (lane 4), and Deajah Stevens of the United States (lane 5).
Others are Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain who will be on
lane 7 and Lisa Mayer from Germany on lane 8.
that Track and field athlete Blessing Okagbare arrived Team Nigeria games
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