Nigeria’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, put on a blistering performance over the weekend, running the second fastest 100 metre race of her career at the Paris Diamond League.
This follows on from her win in Shanghai a few weeks ago where she beat the likes of Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown, her gold medal at the World Relays in the Bahamas, her silver medal in Doha and another silver medal at the Jamaica International Invitational Race which all took place in May.
Blessing’s performances this season have continued to improve in the run up to the World Championships in Beijing next month, there is no doubt that Africa’s fastest woman would be looking to add more World Championship Medals to her collection.
Over the last year, the Olympic Bronze Medalist has shown that she can compete at the highest level, especially in Glasgow at the Common Wealth Games, where she broke a 12 year record to come away with the women 100 metres gold medal and showing that she can deliver the right kind of performance under pressure and when it matters most.
With Rio 2016 just about 12 Months away, the Nigerian Track Queen is on the right path with her preparations and will be looking to challenge for that 100 metre gold medal which will no doubt be the best highlight of her career.
Will she be the first Nigerian to win a 100 metre gold medal? Stay tuned and make sure you look out for her performances in Switzerland on 9 July, Monaco on 17 July, London on 25 and 26 July, Sweden on 30 July and of course, at the World Championships in Beijing from 22-30 August 2015.