Bringing home the Gold…
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare sensationally became the Commonwealth Games champion last night when she ran 10.85 seconds to beat the pack that included Jamaican duo of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart who took the silver and bronze in 11.03 and 11.07 respectively, reports Vanguard.
On the stands cheering was Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State who has been the pillar of many Nigerian athletes including Okagbare. He was emotional about the victory, jumping and sending high fives to Nigerians around him.
“It was a deserved victory. She has made Nigeria proud and we are happy about this sweet victory,” Uduaghan said
After the World Championship in Russia last year, Uduaghan approved special training grants for Okagbare. Blessing was so emotional that she shed tears and promised Uduaghan that she would deliver a world title in his honour. She did so yesterday.
“This is great for Nigeria. Uduaghan is a powerful motivator. He inspired this victory,” Amaju Pinnick, the Delta State chairman of Sports Commission said.
Uduaghan paid a visit to Nigerian athletes yesterday to motivate them.
Article Credit: Vanguard
Photo Credit: The Telegraph