On the 24th of March, 2018, Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare broke a 22-year old record and set a new one.
Blessing was one of the runners at the 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University in the United States of America.
Her race record of 22.04 seconds broke the 22-year-old African record of 22.07 seconds set by former athlete, Mary Onyali in Switzerland in 1996.
Apart from becoming the new African record, Okagbare’s winning time also becomes the new national record in the women’s 200m.
With her recent achievement, she now holds the Nigerian records in the women’s 100m (10.79secs) and 200m race.