Here is Blessing Okagbare biography with all the information you need to know about the Nigerian female athlete.
Blessing Okagbare has made great impact with her talent, although many don’t know much about her.
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Blessing Okagbare Biography
Blessing Okagbare-Otegheri born October 9, 1988, better known as Blessing Okagbare, is Nigerian track and field athlete, short sprints and long jump specialist.
Blessing Okagbare is hails from Delta State and a winner of Olympic and World Championship medals.
Okagbare also holds the Women’s 100 meters Commonwealth Games record for the fastest at 10.85 time.
Blessing Okagbare Age
Okagbare is a top Nigerian athlete with a net worth of $1million.
Early Life and Career
Okagbare was born in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria where she grew up to become a popular athlete.
She is from the Urhobo heritage and she grew up with keen interest in playing football before she ventured into track event in 2004.
Due to her physique and love for sports, Okagbare was encouraged by teachers and family members to be serious about sports.
Okagbare started running and practicing long jump while she was young and living with her parents.
Blessing Okagbare holds the record for the current African 200 m with 22.04 seconds in 2018.
Blessing Okagbare Husband
Okagbare is happily married to Igho Otegheri, a Nigerian footballer. The couple got married in 2014.
Blessing Okagbare Height and Weight
She has an height of 1.81 m (5 ft 11in) and weight of 71 kg (157 In).
In July 31, 2021, Okagbare was suspended for failing a drugs test during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Blessing Okagbare has impacted the nation with her talent and prowess in athletics having won several accolades.
She has made her country proud by representing the green white green flag.
Okagbare is happily married to the love of her life who is a Nigerian footballer.
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