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Why we stopped Blessing Okagbare — Gusau

By OnocBy Onochie Anibeze, in Berlin
Athletics Federation Vice President Ibrahim Gusau Mohammed has explained why Blessing Okagbare was rested during the 100m event.
“Blessing is our big hope for a medal here and I am sure you are aware of her injury in Abuja. She suffered muscle tear and she is just recovering. We felt it would be better to rest her from the 100m event so that she doesn’t further strain the place and will not be able to compete in the Long Jump where she has a brighter chance to win a medal.

She may hurt the leg the more and may not eventually achieve anything in the 100m if you consider that she just started doing that event and also if you consider what others are running here,” Gusau said at the Berlin Hotel camp of Nigeria and other teams.hie Anibeze, in Berlin


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