Nigeria’s queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare is taking stock of what many observers have tagged a very underwhelming season for her, and the former African sprints champion says she aims to do better in the next dispensation.
In her review of a year she failed to make any huge impression at both the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Delta State, Okagbare believes she gave her very best.
Despite critical comments trailing her efforts on the domestic, continental and global scales, the Sapele-born athlete is taking positives from her personal assessment of a hard fight to overcome compelling odds.
Okagbare admits she found the going tough this year, but quickly added that the lessons of toiling through hard times only makes her tough to battle challenges in the coming season.
She took to Twitter with a confession that it indeed has been a tough season for her, but adds that she never gave up in the face of duaunting odds, and stated that she is sure of enacting greater feats in the next phase of her career.
Okagbare tweeted on @mountain214: “What a season Queen B. What they thought would break you didn’t. In all you continued to rise above and against all odds.
“Don’t ask why but, as you journey through this new phase that is about to begin, always know that you are more than a conqueror and defeat is never an option.”