Okagbare and Nwokocha make it to 100M Semi-finals at Tokyo Olympics

Okagbare and Nwokocha make it to 100M Semi-finals at Tokyo Olympics

History is been made as for the first time since 2012, two Nigerian athletes will be running in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m. Blessing Okagbare and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha have qualified from their respective heats at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Okagbare will be running in her third semis since she made her first appearance in the event at the London 2012 Olympics. She ran 11.05 seconds to win her first-round heat.

The 32-year-old has been drawn in the first semi-final heat alongside two heavyweights of the event – defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica who ran 10.82 seconds to win her first-round heat, and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, the 200m world champion two years ago in Doha, Qatar who ran 11.07 seconds to come second in her first-round heat.

Nwokocha, on her part, ran a new personal best of 11.00 seconds to secure her qualification to the semi-finals in her debut at the Olympics.

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