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News29 Jun 2021

World-class clashes confirmed for Monaco

Rai Benjamin vs Karsten Warholm in the 400m hurdles and Gabby Thomas taking on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Blessing Okagbare over 200m are among the world-class clashes set for the Meeting Herculis EBS.

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Report18 Jun 2021

Okagbare runs wind-assisted 10.63 100m in Lagos

Blessing Okagbare added another impressive result to what has become a superb sprint season, clocking 10.63 for 100m at the Nigerian Championships in Lagos on Thursday (17).

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Report02 Jun 2021

Okagbare sets Slovak all-comers’ record with 10.98 in Samorin

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare produced the first sub-11-second 100m run on Slovak soil when winning at the P-T-S Meeting – a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver competition – in Samorin on Wednesday (2).

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News31 May 2020

Wanda Diamond League Call Room - Rabat edition

The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues today (31) at 6pm GMT with its Rabat meeting edition, with special guests Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, Botswana’s 800m superstar Nijel Amos and Nigerian sprinter/jumper Blessing Okagbare taking the virtual stage on the Diamond League's ​Facebook page​ and ​YouTube​ channel.

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Series15 Jun 2019

Fab five: African Diamond League stars

Ahead of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, we showcase Africa and highlight a quintet of performers from the continent who have excelled on the elite one-day international circuit.

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Series14 May 2018

Teen trials to senior success – Blessing Okagbare

It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many athletes who exit the championships in the heats or qualifying rounds go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years.

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Series18 Jan 2016

First impressions – Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare is among the world’s finest sprinter/long jumpers. The Nigerian took the long jump silver and 200m bronze medals at the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 and will be looking to add to her medal collection at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this summer. She shares some of her first memories on a range of topics.

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News26 May 2015

Global medallists to clash with world leader over 100m in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

All the women who won medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2013 IAAF World Championships will take on the current world leader in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 29-30 May, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League.

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Feature19 May 2015

More right, less wrong is aim for Okagbare-Ighoteguonor

“Sometimes I get it right, sometimes I get it wrong,” said Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor when talking about her 100m running.

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Report17 May 2015

Okagbare and Menkov top loaded fields in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League

Both the women’s 100m and the men’s long jump were billed as loaded events in the lead-up to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on Sunday (17).

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Report03 May 2015

Women’s 4x200m – IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

There may have been world records and shock defeats in other events, but the women’s 4x200m was the most dramatic final on the first day of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.

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Previews29 Apr 2015

Women's 4x100m preview – IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

The USA has put forward one half of last year’s winning 4x100m team and reinforced it with two athletes who have won multiple medals at global championships.

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