Saturday, 17 August 2013

Ivorian's Ahoure, Nigeria's Okagbare wins Silver and Bronze in 200m

Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure and Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare recorded a first in World Athletics Championship when both of them, as African representatives, clinched medals in the 200 metres event in Moscow.

Blessing who had set eyes on a gold medal, won the bronze medal in 22.32 secs and a reaction time of 0.154, while Ahoure who had won silver in the 100 metres event, displayed some consistency by also winning the silver medal. She returned the same time with Blessing, but a reaction time of 0.180. Okagbare has now won two medals, the first being a silver medal in the long jump.

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the gold medal in 22.17 secs in the hotly contested 200 metre race, making it a double, having already won the gold in 100metres. Fraser-Pryce double also came same day that Somalia-born Briton, Mo Farah also got his own double in the 5000 metres.

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