Blessing Okagbare finished runner-up behind Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100m at the maiden IAAF Diamond League meeting of the 2014 season in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.
The multi-talented Nigerian, who won bronze medal in the 200m at last year’s World Championships, after struggling to get out of her block; chased the world and Olympic champion all the way down the line to finish in a Season’s Best (SB) time of 11.18secs, five seconds shy of winner, Fraser-Pryce.
Jamaica’s Steward Kerron claimed third position in 11.25secs (SB).
Rank Athlete Nation Result
1 FRASER-PRYCE Shelly-Ann JAM 11.13
2 OKAGBARE Blessing NGR 11.18 SB
3 STEWART Kerron JAM 11.25 SB
4 RUSSELL Carrie JAM 11.29
5 ANDERSON Alexandria USA 11.30 SB
6 SAILER Verena GER 11.40
7 PIERRE Barbara USA 11.44
8 GARDNER English USA 11.57