Blessing Okagbare wins 100m race at Rabat Diamond League

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare run her Season Best (SB) time of 11.05s to win the 100m race at the Rabat Diamond League.

The speedy Okagbare won the 100m in her fourth appearance in Rabat and her 60th race in the prestigious Diamond League.

Despite her poor start, the Delta-State born sprinter picked up the pace as the race went on to go on level with African champions Maria Jose Ta Lou and managed to outrun her African rival to the finish line.

Blessing also beat 200ms World Champion Dafne Schippers at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

Ta Lou finished second with a time just 0.04s slower than Okagbare while Crystal Emmanuel of Canada came third with a time of 11.30s.

It was also the first-ever Diamond League win for the 30-year-old who made her debut in Rabat in 2016.

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