Okagbare Finishes Second In FBK Games

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Blessing Okagbare finished second in the 100m women’s final at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Holland on Sunday.

The seven-time Nigeria 100m champion, Okagbare, posted a time of 11.02secs failing to match her previous timing of 10.98secs set at the P-T-S athletics meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia last Wednesday.

World silver medallist Asher-Smith, 26, won the race with a season’s-best time of 10.92secs. Asher-Smith won the race with a season’s-best time of 10.92secs to book her place at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Britain’s Daryll Neita, 24, third in a personal best of 11.04secs while Neita’s time is also inside the Olympic qualification mark of 11.15secs.

There was a British one-two-three in the women’s 800m, as Jemma Reekie won in a time of 2:00.77, ahead of Laura Muir (2:00.95) and Ellie Baker (2:01.02).

Jake Wightman, 26, also qualified for Tokyo as the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist pulled clear on the back straight bend to win the men’s 1500m in 3:34.67, ahead of Kenya’s Abel Kipsang (3:35.63).

Laviai Nielsen, 25, claimed second in the women’s 400m in 51.44, her fastest time since 2019, while Belgium’s Cynthia Bolingo won in 51.16.

Laviai’s twin sister Lina was sixth in the 400m hurdles (55.76), won by Femke Bol of the Netherlands in 54.33.

In the men’s 800m, Poland’s Mateusz Borkowski (1:47.02) beat France’s Benjamin Robert (1:47.15) and Elliot Giles (1:47.22), who finished just ahead of his British team-mates Daniel Rowden (1:47.24) and Kyle Langford (1:47.60).

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