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Tokyo 2020 Athletics: Nigerian duo Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For 100m Semi-Finals

Blessing Okagbare made it to the semi-finals in the women’s 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday morning.

Okagbare , who is competing at her fourth Olympics won heat 6 with a time of 11.05.

Asha Phillips finished in second position in 11.31s, while Tynia Gaither came third in 11.34s.

Earlier, Grace Nwokocha, who is competing at the olympics for the first time also made it to the semi-finals.

Nwokocha finished third in heat 5 with a new personal best of 11.00s.

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race (10.84s), while Alja Del Ponte of Switzerland finished in second position with a a time of 10.91s, a new national record.

 

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