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Blessing Okagbare finishes sixth at IAAF Diamond League

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Blessing Okagbare,was not
impressive at the maiden IAAF
Diamond League late Friday night.
Okagbare, who was competing in
the Women’s 200m event, could
only manage a sixth-place finish,
having posted a time of 23.18
seconds in the star-studded race that
was won by Jamaican, Elaine
Thompson won the race with a time
of 22.19 seconds in the 200m at the
Doha Diamond League meet at the
Qatar Sports Club on Friday.
Thompson, the double Olympic
sprint champion, held off an
attempt by Dafne Schippers before
extending the lead between herself
and her Dutch rival in front of an
appreciative crowd.
Schippers had to settle for second
place with a time of 22.45 seconds
with Marie Josee-Ta Lou taking third
spot in 22.77.
“It was a tough race, maybe it was
the wind. The time was good, and
that’s OK for now,” said Schippers.
Jamaica’s Simone Facey, 23.00
seconds, and Veronica Campbell-
Brown, 23.09 seconds, finished
fourth and fifth respectively with
Okagbare coming just behind them.
This is the second 200m race for
Okagbare in this athletics season,
the 2013 IAAF Worlds silver and
bronze medallist ran a time of 22.87
seconds in recent meet in Texas

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