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Okagbare loses again in Sweden

Nigeria’s sprinter Blessing Okagbare finished fifth in the women’s 100m at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday.

Okagbare clocked 11.29secs behind Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who won in 10.93secs, Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, who was second in 11.03secs, Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle Lee-Ahye, who was third in 11.11secs, and Germany’s Gina Luckenkemper, who was fourth in 11.23secs.

On Thursday in the Oslo leg of the Diamond League, Okagbare placed fourth in 11.12secs at the Bislett Games in the 100m. Ahoure won the leg in 10.91secs while Asher-Smith was second in 10.92secs and Ahye finished third in 11.06secs.

Also, at the IAAF World Challenge in Hengelo, Holland, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games double sprints gold medallist ran 23.03secs in the 200m to place fifth — she had earlier ran 22.04secs to break the African record in the event earlier in the season.

Meanwhile, Okagbare has another opportunity to compete at the IAAF World Challenge in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Wednesday and the Paris leg of the IAAF Diamond League later in the month.

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