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Okagbare Wins €500 For Sixth Place In Hengelo

Written By: SD Reporter

Nigerian female sprints sensation,  Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor won a prize of €500, though she failed to sparkle at the in the Fanny Blan2018 kers-Koen Games, an annual track and field event at the Fanny Blankers-KoenStadion in Hengelo, Netherlands.

The Nigeria double sprints record holder ran 23.03 seconds to place sixth in the half lap event won by home girl DafneSchippers (22.44 seconds) with Bulgaria’s Lalova-CollioIvet (22.79 seconds) and USA’s Jefferson  Kyra (22.81 seconds) second and third respectively.

Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was rewarded with €500 for her effort in the event, which was part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings, while Schippers ran away with the €5,000 top prize money.

Meanwhile Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will hope to make amends on Thursday when she lines up in the 100m event at the Mobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, the fourth of the 14-leg IAAF Diamond League series.

In her first trip to the Scandinavia country last year, Okagbare-Ighoteguonor leapt 6.48m to place seventh in the long jump.

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