It will be recalled that Blessing Okagbare personal best was set in 2013 at the Africa Senior Championship with 10.79 in 100m.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that on Thursday June 17 2021 Blessing Okagbare Break a National record at the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Olympic Trials.
This achievement came at the Olympics trial which is ongoing at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State.
Both Blessing Okagbare and Enoch Adegoke blaze a new time of 10.62 and 9.98 sec., vividly, to Qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Blessing Okagbare said that having a new coach has helped her stay fit after years of injury.
“It’s been a long time coming for me, having to go through series of injuries for five years, and I got this beautiful time few weeks to the Olympic Games.”
“God, my coach and my team were helpful. Since I changed, things changed, he kept pushing me to be better and I’m glad at the result, this has boost my confidence.
“I want to give my best as I’ve always done, I want to motivate youngsters that you don’t give up no matter what.”
This Qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by Blessing Okagbare will be her fourth participation in the Olympic.
“This is the first time I am running this fast in front of my people, usually I’m faster when I’m running outside.
“I do not underestimate these fantastic athletes, if these girls beat me, it will be on record, I just focus on myself and my label.” Blessing Okagbare said.
On Enoch Adegoke part, he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that having to finish at such an impressive time will further boost his confidence at the Olympics.
Enoch Adegoke said thus
“It’s hard to express myself, I can’t find the right words, I am elated, this is a time I have always worked and prayed for.
“I just believe In God and I have been training hard, I am grateful that the Minister adopted me, and it has helped me tremendously.
” As an athlete not thinking about Money to finance my training gave me a good balance, I am thankful to God and the Honorable Minister, Sunday Dare.”
Enoch Adegoke personal Best was in Lagos and Abidjan in 2019, Lagos 100m was 10.12 and Abidjan 21.07 in the 200m.
www.darainfo.com congratulate Blessing Okagbare and Enoch Adegoke wishing the duo all the best in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.