Okagbare wins gold at Shanghai Diamond League….

Blessing Okagbare on her way to winning the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai (Errol Anderson)

Nigeria’s queen of tracks, Blessing Okagbare – Ighoteguonor won the 100m gold at the Shanghai Diamond League beating last year’s world leader Tori Bowie by almost a metre, 10.98 to 11.07. Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye finished 3rd in 11.13s while Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown was fourth in 11.22s. Top rated Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce trailed home in fifth place. “My race was pretty good,” Okagbare said. “It is not easy to compete with the best of the world – but I won. I focused on my start. Normally I don’t have the best start, but now I was leading from the beginning.”

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