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10.79s – Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor is the fastest woman in Nigeria

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Blessing Okagbare (now Okagbare-Ighoteguonor), at 10.79s in the Women’s 100m Commonwealth Games final on July 28 2014, is the record holder for the fastest woman in Nigeria.

With this record, she’s also the fastest woman in Africa, the current fastest woman in the Commonwealth games, and the second African to win a Commonwealth double (after Mary Onyali-Omagbemi’s success in 100 and 4×100 in Canada, 1994)

Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare

 

References: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/10996782/Commonwealth-Games-2014-Nigerias-Blessing-Okagbare-takes-100m-gold-in-Glasgow.html

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