Common Wealth Games: Okagbare returns fastest time in 100m heats•Through to Semi-Final

Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare, Sunday returned the fastest time in the women’ 100 metres heat of the on-going Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to qualify for the
semifinal of the event, which holds Monday.

Okagbare returned at a time of 11.20 seconds to win her heat,beating Jamaican duo Veronica Campbell-Brown and Schillonie Calvert joint second with a time of 11.29.

Campbell-Brown and Calvert won their separate heats.

Another Nigerian, Gloria Asunmu (11.43s), also made the semifinals.

In the men’s 100 metres,England’s Adam Gemili recorded the fastest time to qualify for today’s semi-finals.

The 20-year-old won his race by a distance in 10.15 seconds,0.10secs slower than his personal best.

He is joined in the semis by compatriots Richard Kilty, who had a dead heat for second in his race, and fastest loser, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

Also in the semifinals are Nigeria’s Ogho-Ghene Egwero (10.38s), Mark Jelks (10.20s) and Mozavous Edwards (10.38s).

In the women’s 400m heats,Nigeria’s Folashade Abugun,Regina George and Omolara Omotosho made the semifinals,
where they will face Botswana’sAmantle Montsho, Jamaica’s Stephanie Mcpherson and Sri Lanka’s Mudiyanse Lage for positions in the final race today.

English trio Kelly Massey ,Shana Cox and Margaret Adeoye all qualified for the semi-finals.

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