Okagbare Beaten At Diamond League

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Nigeria and Africa’s fastest woman Blessing Okagbare was beaten to the fourth position in the 100m women event during the third leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League at the Prefontaine Classic, an event loaded with some of the World best female sprinters.
The Nigerian lady could not reignite the spark that gave her victory in Shangai some weeks back in Eugene.
The event was won by reigning World and Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Murielle Ahoure who ran the fastest times in a closely contested women’s 100m event.
The Jamaican sprinter claimed the 100m dash from World Championships silver medallist Ahoure, as both athletes clocked a world-leading 10.81secs (+1.7m/s) with Ahoure’s own time being an Ivory Coast new national record.
United States’ Tori Bowie maintained her steady rise in the Diamond Race with a third-placed finish, crossing the line in 10.82secs while Okagbare-Ighoteguonor dropped to fourth in 10.87secs.
Six women ran under 10.90secs seconds in both the A and B finals at Hayward Field, with American English Gardner and Jamaican Elaine Thompson both registering a World leading time of 10.84secs in the B race.
With her win on Saturday, Fraser-Pryce now leads the Diamond Race tied on four points with Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, winner in Shanghai just over a fortnight ago, ahead of Rome’s Golden Gala.
There were other world-lead feats in the men’s 200m, 400m, 10,000m, 1 Mile, 3,000m Steeplechase, 110m Hurdle, High Jump and Pole Vault, as well as the women’s 800m, Triple Jump, and Long Jump.


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