NOC applauds Queen of tracks, Okagbare on July 30, 2013 at 12:10 am in Sports President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engineer Sani M. Ndanusa has saluted sensational African queen of track, Blessing Okagbare for her stellar performance at the
London Olympics anniversary race at the weekend.
“Okagbare is indeed a Blessing to Nigeria. Let me offer you my warmest congratulations on your feat in London where you not only finished first in the pack of world champions but also sent the African record crashing. Your performance sooths our soul after the London 2012 Olympics where you could not make it’’, Ndanusa said.
Blessing Okagbare Okagbare returned to the same venue at Olympics Stadium in Strafford and sensationally beat the world to win the 100m, setting a new African record in the process. She first broke Gloria Alozie’s 14 -year old record of 10.90 record when she returned in 10.86 seconds in the heats and further lowered that in the final to 10.79 seconds. “We are happy that she is doing absolutely well and pray
that she carries her form to the IAAF World Athletics
Championship which takes place in Russia from August 10 to August 13, 2013.
The NOC President who is also the President of Tennis
Federation also saluted the efforts of President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Evangelist Solomon Ogba and the Delta State Government for providing the platform for the athlete.