Blessing Okagbare has qualified for the final of the women’s 200m at the ongoing International Athletics Association Federation (IAAF) World Championships in Moscow.
Okagbare, who returned to the track on Thursday, happy and rearing to go, returned a time of 22.79secs to emerge winner of the Heat 2, thereby qualifying for the semi-final, where she finished runner up to London 2012 gold medalist Allyson Felix of the USA in 22.39secs.
Felix won the semi-final in a Season Best 22.31secs, easing off the gas 10 metres from the line.
Alongside Okagbare and Felix, Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast), Shaunae Miller (Bahrain), Jeneba Tarmoh (USA), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), Mariya Ryemen (Ukraine) and ChaRonda Williams (USA) have all made it into Friday’s Final.
Aside from the 200m, Okagbare, looks to add to her silver medal in the 4×400m relay.