Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare has her sights set on the gold medal after qualifying for the finals of 100m Women’s event at the ongoing IAAF World championships. The commonwealth champoin qualified after finishing second in her semi-final race behind Jamaican rival, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Fraser-Pryce won Monday’s semi final race with a time of 10.82secs while Okagbare came in second with a time of 10.89secs.
Okagbare, who is the double Commonwealth sprint champion, ran from lane 4 with Fraser-Pryce running from lane six.
Okagbare, who is Nigeria’s brightest medal hopeful in Beijing, qualified for Monday’s semi-final after winning her first round heat in 11.07 seconds, one hundreth of a second better than Natasha Morrisson from Jamaica.