Nigeria’s brightest medal hope at the ongoing IAAF Athletic World Championship, Blessing Okagbare failed to show up for the 200m Heats decided earlier on Thursday.
As at press time, there has been no official explanation for Okagbare’s absence.
“We are still waiting to confirm what led to Blessing Okagbare’s withdrawal from the 200m earlier. She was on warm-up track, Yomi Omogbeja, who is the publisher of athleticsafrica.com and currently in Beijing, posted on twitter.
Premium Times spoke to to the Head of Media of the AFN, Olukayode Thomas, also in Beijing.
Mr Thomas had been drumming support for the brightest medal prospect for Nigeria at the World Championships but he was also in the dark regarding what happened.
“I don’t know what happened, I have been trying to call the officials but all their lines are not going for now,” Mr. Thomas said, adding that he would send updates once there are new information.