• Why I failed to win at Rio Olympics – Okagbare

    Why I failed to win at Rio Olympics – Okagbare

    Nigeria’s foremost elite athlete and reigning Commonwealth Games fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare, has revealed the reasons behind her failure to win medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    The former African sprint queen said that the change in her training regime from 2010 to 2014 following the termination of her former coach’s contract affected her performances negatively at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    “The change actually slowed me down as I was used to the regime of my former American coach whose expertise made […]

  • Okagbare, Ogunlewe top Rio 2016 athletics list

    Okagbare, Ogunlewe top Rio 2016 athletics list

     

    Athletics Federation of Nigeria yesterday released the names of the athletes selected to represent the country at the Rio 2016 Olympics even as there was no sign the Sports ministry, is ready to provide funds to transport and keep the Nigerian team in Brazil.

    Blessing Okgbare who did 11.02 seconds and Seye Ogunlewe whose 10.15 seconds earned him a back to back win of the trials, topped the list of 35 athletes picked at the Olympic trials in Sapele, Delta State […]

  • African track queen, Blesssing Okagbare condemns Jonathan’s campaign group

    African track queen, Blesssing Okagbare condemns Jonathan’s campaign group

     

    Report unravels that reigning African queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare has denounced the use of her image and footage by a body said to be working for President Goodluck Jonathan who is also the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, without seeking her consent.

    An advertorial by GoodHouse Nigeria tagged GEJ Okagbare, which she said had been running on various electronic media in Nigeria and also on Youtube, the athlete said it was wrong for anyone to use her image or […]

  • Nigerian most Successful Sprinter, Blessing Okagbare is getting married TODAY

    Nigerian most Successful Sprinter, Blessing Okagbare is getting married TODAY

    The Reigning African Queen of the Tracks, Blessing Okagbare will be getting married to former Super Eagles Player and 3-time capped Super Eagle’s player, Jude Igho Otegheri, today in her home town, Sapele in Delta State.

    Considering the Nigerians’ track and field history, Okagbare is the country’s most successful sprinter of all time. Since she broke into limelight in the mid 2000s, Okagbare has won numerous medals for the country, both in the jump and sprint events. She was the cynosure […]