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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Beats Jamaican Sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown To Win Women’s 100m

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare has dominated the women’s 100m final in Glasgow, winning the gold medal in a Games record time ahead of veteran Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown.

Okagbare, who won bronze in the 200m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, had qualified fastest for the women’s final in 10.93 seconds, ahead of Campbell-Brown in 11.02 and another Jamaican Kerron Stewart in 11.20.

In the final Okagbare got off to a good start and was quickly into stride, and by the 40m mark she began to go clear of the field, powering away to victory in a Games-record time of 10.85 seconds.

Campbell-Brown had no answer to the power and speed of Okagbare, and she came home for silver in 11.03, followed by Stewart in 11.07.

Campbell-Brown had tested positive for a banned diuretic in June 2013, and was banned for two years by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

However, the sanction was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in February this year, ruling she had not been guilty of any violation.

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