Nigerian sprints queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, was beaten to the second place in the women’s 100 metres final in the London Diamond League Anniversary Games on Saturday by Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers
The African record holder finished the race in 10.98 seconds while Schippers won by finishing in 10.92 seconds, a new national record.
Ivory Coast’s Muriel Ahoure was third in 11.01 seconds.
Okagbare had a slow start but she powered through in the last 20 metres to run Schippers close.
The Nigerian queen of the tracks is now joint first in the 100m Diamond Race with eight points along with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.