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, in May.
The 26-year-old then broke two meeting records (MR) weeks later to complete her moments of double glories at the second Diamond League Meeting of the 2014 IAAF season in Shanghai.
The Nigerian first set a new meeting record of 6.86m to win the women’s long-jump in the Chinese city, before claiming the 200m in another meeting record time of 22.36secs.
Okagbare’s Diamond League successes includes victories in Laussane, Switzerland, Monaco, and Paris, France.
Okagbare set a new Commonwealth Games record and season’s best (10.85sec) in Hampden Park in the final of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare successfully completed a Commonwealth Games sprint double after another dominant performance in the women’s 200m final at Hampden Park on Thursday, July 31.
The African sprint queen coasted down the line in 22.25secs, ahead of Team England’s pair of Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams. The victory also saw her become the first African to clinch a Commonwealth Games sprint double.
Okagbare went on to set a new championship record in the 100m race at the African Athletics Championship in Marrakesh, Morocco in August.
Other 2014 highs and lows
Ese Brume, 18, clinch gold in the long jump event a the 2014 commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Nigeria claim bronze in the women’s 4x400m at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.