IAAF World Championships: Okagbare Seeking Redemption In Long Jump Event
After the disappointment of not making it to the finals of the 100m event let alone win a medal, Nigeria's Queen of the tracks Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will be seeking redemption in the Long Jump Women's Event.
The qualification round for the Long Jump Women's Event is billed for Wednesday night inside the magnificent London Olympic Stadium and Okagbare will be competing alongside another Nigerian, Ese Brume.
To stay in contention, the Nigerian duo will have to hit the 6.70m qualification mark or be among the top 12 performers at the end of the qualifying series.
The duo will be seeking to become the first Nigerian women pair to compete at the same championships for places in the final of the event and follow in the footsteps of their male counterparts Yusuf Ali and Paul Emordi who both competed in the semi-final and qualified for the final of the event in 1987 in Rome.
Okagbare who won Silver medal in this same event four years ago could be the first Nigerian to win two individual medals from the same event in the history of the World Championships.