Who is Blessing Okagbare? - Biography, Age & Net Worth
Who Is Blessing Okagbare?
Blessing Oghnewresem Okagbare-Otegheri (born 9 October, 1988) is a former Nigerian track athlete who is popularly seen in Long jump and sprints. She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, a world medalist in the 200 meters and also a guiness world record breaker. She also holds the Women's 100 meters Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds. She is currently serving an 11 year ban for breaching multiple World Athletics anti-doping rules.
Okagbare Blessing 100m made her the African record holder for the event until it was eclipsed by Murielle Ahouré in 2016. On June 17, 2021 Okagbare ran a wind-aided 10.63 100 m. She was the African record holder over the 200m with a time of 22.04 seconds in 2018, thus making her the second-fastest African female athlete over the 200m behind Christine Mboma who ran an African record of 21.78 seconds in 2021. Blessing was the African 100 m and long jump champion in 2010. She has also won medals at the All-Africa Games, IAAF Continental Cup and World Relays.
Okagbare was suspended after failing a drugs test on 31 July 2021 during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On 18 February 2022 it was announced that she had been banned from athletics for a period of 10 years commencing 30 July 2021 for multiple breaches of World Athletics Anti-Doping rules. Following a hearing at the Athletics Integrity Unit that found her to have taken both human growth hormone and EPO over an extended period, and to have failed to co-operate with the investigation, Okagbare was banned for ten years, effectively ending her athletics career in disgrace. On 23 June 2022, the AIU announced that Okagbare's ban had been extended by a year for further anti-doping offences.
Blessing established a Nigerian record of 14.13 meters in the triple jump, At the 2007 All-Africa Games she won the silver medal in the long jump and finished fourth in the triple jump, In the latter competition her Nigerian record was beaten by Chinonye Ohadugha, who jumped 14.21 meters.
Blessing Okagbare Age
She was born in 9th Of October, 1988 in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria to the family of mr and mrs Okagbare. she is 33 years old as of year 2022, she will be age 34 in year 2023.
Blessing Okagbare Net Worth
She is one of the best and richest athlete in nigeria with a net worth of $1.6 million in 2022. The source of her wealth is from her athlete career.
Blessing Net Worth In Naira is 644 million as of year 2022.