Nigeria misses Blessing Okagbare

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Since bursting into the limelight in 2008 after winning a Bronze medal in the Long Jump at the Beijing Olympics, Okagbare has not looked back and has come to be regarded as the face of Athletics in Nigeria.

She is arguably Nigeria’s most decorated female athlete, although some would argue that the revered position belongs to Mary Onyali. Suffice to say that it is no mean feat for an athlete that shares the same heritage as amazons like Onyali, Tina Iheagwam and Endurance Ojokolo, to be considered one of Nigeria’s best exports.

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