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Okagbare eyes new records in 100m, long jump



Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has declared she wants to become the first African runner to break the 10.70 seconds in the 100m.

The Commonwealth double sprint champion, also wants to do better than Chioma Ajunwa’s 7.12 African and Nigerian record in the long jump.

Okagbare’s best in the 100m stands at 10.79 seconds, set in July 2013. In the long jump, she is second behind Ajunwa in the African all-time list with 7.00m.

“I’d like to break 10.7 seconds for the 100m and I want to jump further than 7.3 meters in the long jump. I have goals written up and posted around my room. I write them as soon as I wake, when I’m feeling fresh,” she said in her profile, presented by her kits and shoe sponsors, NIKE.

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