Mark Jelks And Blessing Okagbare Make Nigeria Proud At The Commonwealth Games

Nigeria is definitely doing great at the Commonwealth Games.


Nigerian athletes started on a good note on Sunday as they booked semi-final tickets at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to Punch,reigning Nigeria champion Mark Jelks in Heat 3 in 10.28 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals which hold on Monday.

Jelks went into the competition with a personal best of 9.99 seconds and a season best of 10.13 seconds.

Warren Fraser of the Bahamas picked the second qualifying ticket from Heat 3 in 10.31 seconds.

In Heat 6, Mozavous Edwards qualified for the semi-finals after finishing second in 10.40 seconds behind England’s Adam Gemili who won in 10.15 seconds.


Africa’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare, expectedly won Heat 5 in 11.50 seconds ahead of England’s Asha Philip (11.47) and Cyprus’ Anna Papaioannou (11.67).


Article Credit: Punch

Photo Credit: Zimbio


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