Glasgow 2014: Blessing Okagbare wins 200m to seal sprint double

BLESSING

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare completed a Glasgow 2014 sprint double by winning the women’s 200m ahead of English duo Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams. The two English sprinters ran personal best times, as did their compatriot Anyika Onuora, who took fourth.

England’s Jazmin Sawyers won silver in the women’s long jump but Shara Proctor had to pull out after picking up an injury attempting her first jump.

Sawyers, a Winter Youth Olympic games silver medallist in the bobsleigh, recorded a distance of 6.54 metres to finish second behind Nigeria’s Ese Brume.BLESS

 

There were tears for Proctor, though, who pulled up halfway down the runway holding her left thigh, and was unable to continue.ATH

Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams shed tears of a different kind by claiming respective silver and bronze in the 200m.

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