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Friday, 11 August 2017

IAAF World Championships: Team Nigeria Day 8 schedule (Friday, August 11)

Blessing Okagbare

Having failed to reach the final of the Women’s 100m, Okagbare’s only chance of a medal remains in Long Jump.

Blessing Okagbare is hoping to become the first Nigerian athlete to win a medal at the ongoing IAAF World Championships in London.

Okagbare will be competing in the final of the Women’s Long Jump having qualified by making two valid jumps. Her second jump of 6.51m was enough for her to finish second in her group and 8th overall.

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Having failed to reach the final of the Women’s 100m, Okagbare’s only chance of a medal remains in Long Jump.

She has a World Championship medal in Long Jump, the silver she won at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

Women’s Long Jump

7:10pm – Final: Blessing Okagbare (Moscow 2013 double medalist) vs Brittney Reese (Moscow 2013 World Champion) & Tianna Bartoletta (Rio 2016 Olympic Champion)

Women’s 100m Hurdles

11:01 am – Heat 3- Lindsay Lindley vs Kendra Harrison (World Record holder)

11:17 am – Heat 5- Tobiloba Amusan vs Christina Manning



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