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Okagbare Fails To Show Up For 200m Heat

African queen of the track and Team Nigeria’s only medal hopeful in the on-going IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, Blessing Okagbare, yesterday, failed to show up for the women’s 200m event.

After a disappointing performance in the women 100m race on Monday, Nigerians were hoping that the 26-year old athlete would redeem herself in the 200m race, but, against all expectations, the Commonwealth gold medallist failed to partake in Heat three of the 200m race.

Though there was no official statement from the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) as to why she could not compete in the event for which she had been registered to participate in, sources in the know hinted that the African champion could be nursing an injury and, perhaps, decided against participating in the race to avoid aggravating it.