Blessing Okagbare is back with a bang!

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteghonor made a big comeback at the weekend with an impressive 22.04seconds run at the 2018 Wes Kittley Invitational in Texas after being out of the game for a while due to injuries that had her undergoing surgery.

Before this year,  the 200m women African record was held by Mary Onyali-Omagbemi in August 1996 making it a whopping 22 years long since anyone had ever broken this record. .

Okagbare also beat her previous personal record of 22.23 seconds which she had set in the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.

According to the dailypost,

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteghonor made a big comeback at the weekend with an impressive 22.04seconds run at the 2018 Wes Kittley Invitational in Texas.

Her feat has erased the 200m women African record held by Mary Onyali-Omagbemi since August 1996.

According to the daily post, Okagbare will remain in Texas for the 100m race and will have to contend with Murielle Ahoure who currently holds the fastest record since 2016.

“We’re extremely glad Okagbare is back to her best form. Certainly we will see what happens at the African championships in Asaba,” said former AFN president, Solomon Ogba.

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