Sunday, 24 June 2012
Nigeria’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare
Story by: Emmanuel Udeagha
Nigeria’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare, on Thursday leapt to a new 6.97m personal best in the long jump event to win the gold medal as the 66th Cross River State/All Nigeria Open Athletics Championships ended in Calabar.
The jump was not only 6cm better than her previous personal best which fetched her the bronze medal at the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing, China four years ago, it also fetched her the N2m jackpot prize set by the Athletic Federation Nigeria.It was reserved for athletes who achieved the best performance, based on the IAAF Scoring (Hungarian) table of athletics.