Nigeria: Okagbare, Other Nigerian Athletes Impress At Various U.S. Athletic Meets

Okagbare set two new personal indoor records at the Doyle Sports Management Meeting

There were a lot of athletic competitions in the United States of America last weekend with some Nigerians participating and performing very well in them.

The best performance of the weekend came from one of Nigeria’s most decorated Track and Field athletes, Blessing Okagbare.

Okagbare, 32, clinched the 60m title for the second time this season at the American Track League hosted by Paul Doyle- Owner of Doyle Sports Management

Okagbare equaled her previous Personal Best of 7.17s in the heat, lowered it to a scorching 7.10s in the final for the win, which ranks her number two in the world this year.

She also won her 200m heat with another Personal Best time of 23.01s. Her first indoor full lap race in 10 years and she will be confident, taking this form outdoors.

After Okagbare signed with the kit company, Puma, she moved to Florida to train with the Tumbleweed Track Club, a renowned Athletics club known for some great athletes.

Divine Oduduru and Charles Okezie were also at the meet where they finished fifth and sixth respectively in the men’s 60m heat. Divine was in heat 1 while Okeze ran in heat 2.

Chidi Okezie was at the East Coast Invitational where he finished third in the men’s 200m, clocking 21.36s while earning a fifth place in the 60m with 6.84s.

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