Blessing Okagbare once again re-enforced her status as Nigeria’s inform sprinter when she powered home to win the 100m at the Samsung Diamond League meet in Monaco Friday.
The Nigerian, who failed to retain her African crown in Porto Novo, ran a truly impressive 10.96 seconds to put a decent field to shame.
Americans Tiana Madison and Jeneba Tarmoth finished second and third respectively. Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart placed fourth in 11.11.
Okagbare’s win in the French Principality is coming on the heels of another stunning performance at the London Meet where surprised a strong field with her 11.01 seconds victory after clocking her first wind-legal sub-11 (10.99) in the heats.
Although both wins will not elevate the 23-year old into the role of Olympic favourite, but it will put the former NCAA standout and Olympic bronze medallist in the long jump into the spotlight, as one of the women to watch at the London Olympics.