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Olympics Watch: Okagbare, Nwokocha qualify for 100m semifinals

Nigerian sprint queen Blessing Okagbare made it to the semi-finals in the women’s 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday morning.

Okagbare , who is competing at her fourth Olympics won heat 6 with a time of 11.05, ahead of Asha Phillips (11.31s) and Tynia Gaither (11.34s.)

Earlier, Grace Nwokocha, who is competing at the Olympics for the first time also made it to the semi-finals.

Nwokocha finished third in heat 5 with a new personal best of 11.00s.

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race (10.84s), while Alja Del Ponte of Switzerland finished in second position with a a time of 10.91s, a new national record.

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