Blessing Okagbare forestalls the prognoses at the 200 m of the Meeting of Birmingham on Sunday. While we expected a duel between the Jamaican, Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser Price and the American Carmelita Jeter, it is the Nigerian who won the 200 m of the Diamond League.
Okagbare dominated the half-lap of the track with a time of 22” 55. Fraser ranks second in 22” 72 while Jeter ranks as seventh with a time of 23” 36.
Also note that the British of Nigerian origin Christine Ohuruogu obtruded on the lap (400m) one tenth of a second ahead of Amantle Montsho from Botswana.