Nigeria’s sprint queen Blessing Okagbare begins her quest to win a Commonwealth Games double today in Glasgow Scotland. And she seem to have received the Blessings to make it happen from the parents of world record holder in the men’s sprints, Usain Bolt.
Bolt’s mum and dad had a chance social meeting with Okagbare in Glasgow and they wished her well with her career. Okabgare who has a large following in Jamaica has been tipped to win the women 100m and 200m in the absence of her staunchest rival Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. However, it will not be stroll in the park for Okagabre who holds the African women 100m record.
“What a blissful moment to start my day yesterday. I cannot be more honored to be recognized by these wonderful parents of a great athlete Usain Bolt… Such a blessing,” Okagbare posted on her social page.
Meanwhile Bolt has pledged to run in the relay heats and “entertain” the Commonwealth Games audiences.
The six-time Olympic gold medal winner arrived on Saturday and took part in his first media conference. He explained, that injury had deprived him of competing in the Jamaican sprint trials and so he did not wish to now deprive a compatriot of a Games place, but that he had always wanted to take part in the Commonwealth Games – an event he has not graced due to injury in the past. He will stay in the athletes village with everyone else and had words of advice for Scottish athletes seeking to perform under the pressure of a home Games.