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Okagbare, Amusan lose in London

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Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare failed in her bid to secure a third straight win in the Diamond League as she settled for the fourth position in the women’s 100m at the Muller Anniversary Games in London on Sunday.

Okagbare earlier won in the women’s 100m in Rabat and the 200m win in the Prefontaine Classics in Stanford, California, USA last month.

But on Sunday when the 2019 IAAF Diamond League resumed in the British capital, Okagbare was defeated by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who raced to a dominant 9.85secs to place first in the women’s 100m race.

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith was second with a 10.92secs clocking, while Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou settled for third in 10.98secs.

Before placing fourth with 11.04secs in the final, Okagbare clocked 11.10secs to emerge third in the heat two of the women’s 100m.

Also, Nigerian hurdler Tobiloba Amusan failed to secure a win at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on Saturday.

Amusan ran 12.74secs to place third in the women’s 100m Heat 2 and qualified for the final, where she placed fifth with a time of 12.73secs.

In the category, Jamaica’s Danielle Williams clocked a World Lead, National Record, and Personal Best of 12.32secs to cruise to victory.

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