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August 12, 2013

Uduaghan congratulates Okagbare

Gov Uduaghan

Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, the Governor of Delta State, has congratulated Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare who won a silver medal in the Long Jump event of the 14th edition of the   Athletics World Championships yesterday in Moscow Russia.

Gov Uduaghan

Gov Uduaghan

It was the first time a Nigerian would   win a medal in the World   Championships since 1999 when Gloria Alozie and Francis Obikwelu won silver and bronze in Hurdles and 200.m respectively in Spain.

”I congratulate you for this great honour that you have done for Nigeria. We are proud of you. I wish you luck in your remaining events,” Uduaghan told Blessing in a message he sent to the Nigerian delegation yesterday. He watched the events on television and monitored all Blessing’s jumps.