Okagbare Wins 100m Gold, Sets New Commonwealth Games Record

Blessing Okagbare Wins 100m

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Monday set a new Commonwealth Games record in Glasgow when she finished at 10.85 seconds winning the gold medal.

She beat Veronica Cambell-Brown to emerge the fastest woman in the Commonwealth and also broke Debbie Fergusonl’s 10.91 seconds of 12 years.

An excited Okagbare had this to say after the race, “I am so excited right now! A new season’s best and win.

“I’m happy I was able to put on a show. I executed it and stayed patient like my coach said I should and after 70 metres it just felt easy!

“I still have the 200m and the long jump and I’m looking forward to both of those events now”.

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown took silver and compatriot Kerron Stewart bronze.

England’s Asha Philip ran a personal best of 11.18 to finish fourth, with team-mate Bianca Williams sixth in 11.31.

“I’m so proud of myself, so happy to run a PB at a major event – it gives me a lot of confidence,” said Philip.


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