Nigerian Athlete Wins Gold, Sets New Record


Blessing Okagbare has won the 100 metres gold for Nigeria, setting a new Commonwealth Games record in Glasgow.


  • Nigeria:  Okagbare Adds C'Wealth 200 Million Gold

    Daily Independent, 1 August 2014

    African queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare's hope of a treble gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland is still on as she completed the Commonwealth ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Blessing Okagbare Completes Sprint Double

    Vanguard, 1 August 2014

    Nigeria's sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare yesterday won the women 200m gold at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She clocked 20.25 seconds to confirm forecasts ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Glasgow 2014 - Blessing Okagbare Wins 100 Million Gold Medal

    Premium Times, 29 July 2014

    Athlete Blessing Okagbare on Monday won gold medal in the women's 100m event at the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Commonwealth Games - Okagbare Dreams Triple Gold in Glasgow

    Premium Times, 29 July 2014

    Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare has stated her intentions to win three gold medals at the ongoing 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Commonwealth Games - Blessing Okagbare Wins Second Gold Medal

    Premium Times, 1 August 2014

    Nigeria's in-form athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has won another gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nelson Congratulates Okagbare

    This Day, 31 July 2014

    The National Zonal Women Leader (South West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Kemi Nelson, has sent congratulatory messages to Blessing Okagbare for winning the 100m ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  I Want to Enjoy My First C'Wealth Games - Okagbare

    Daily Independent, 30 July 2014

    Jamaica won two gold medals at the second night of athletics at the Commonwealth Games. True to the nation's sprint heritage, one came in the men's 100m, but the other came from ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okagbare Can Run Sub-22 in the 200 Metres Final, Says Ogunkoya

    The Guardian, 30 July 2014

    AFRICA's women 400m record holder, Falilat Ogunkoya, said yesterday that Commonwealth Games queen of tracks, Blessing Okagbare, can return a sub-22 in the final of the women 200m ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okagbare Can Create Another Record in 200m Final - Ogunkoya

    Vanguard, 31 July 2014

    Africa fastest women 400m runner Falilat Ogunkoya on Wednesday said Commonwealth track and field queen, Blessing Okagbare can return a sub-22 in the final of the women 200m slated ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mark, Uduaghan, Others Hail Okagbare

    Daily Independent, 30 July 2014

    This best describes the reactions of Nigerians to the feat achieved by Nigeria's fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare, after winning the ongoing Commonwealth Games 100m in a record ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Our Blessing of Change

    The Guardian, 29 July 2014

    AND she gave her the flag wrapped with a hug that told the story of two dispensations and two cities. Do you remember it... the story of Mary and her enduring blessing, which we ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Golden Okagbare Eyes Three More Gold Medals

    The Guardian, 29 July 2014

    COMMONWEALTH track queen, Blessing Okagbare, begins her quest for two more gold medals today in the long jump and the 200 metres. And on Friday, she will enter the fray for the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okagbare Targets C'Wealth Games 200 Metres, Relay

    Daily Independent, 29 July 2014

    After winning the Commonwealth Games 100m in a record time of 10.85secs on Monday, Blessing Okagbare is now focused on winning the 200m gold and the 4x100m relay. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okagbare Wins Gold

    Vanguard, 29 July 2014

    Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare sensationally became the Commonwealth champion last night when she ran 10.85 seconds to beat the pack that included Jamaican duo of Veronica ... read more »

Blessing Okagbare,centre (file photo).

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