Okagbare Wins Commonwealth Women’s 100m Gold

Blessing Okagbare won the women’s 100 metres gold in 10.85 seconds late Monday to increase Team Nigeria’s medal haul at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, to three gold medals.

Okagbare’s blistering run also earned the sprinter a Commonwealth game record.

The Delta-born sprinter, who won a silver medal at the London’s 2012 Olympic, was ahead of Jamaica’s veteran runner, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and her compatriot, Kerron Stewart.

Australia still leads the medals table with 30 gold while England follows closely with 27 gold medals.

Host Scotland has 13 gold to place third while South Africa, which ended New Zealand’s 16-year reign as the games Rugby champion, has won 13 gold to occupy the fourth spot.

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