Okagbare-Ighoteguonor Blessing has emerged first place winner in the women’s 100 meters event at the 2019 IAAF Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco.
Okagbare-Ighoteguonor Blessing won the event at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium with a Season Best Time of 11.05 seconds ahead of her Ivorian rival and current African champion, Marie Josee Ta Lou, who posted a time of 11.09 seconds while Crystal Emmanuel of Canada was third in 11.30 seconds.
The race held on the on the 16th of June 2019 was Okagbare’s 60th appearance in the Diamond League and she marked it with her first-ever win in Rabat.
In her previous outings this year in the Diamond League, Okagbare-Ighoteguonor Blessing in Doha finished in the third position in the 200 meters event while it was slightly better at the Shanghai Diamond League where she finished second in the 100 meters.
Before finally breaking the jinx on Sunday, Okagbare had not won any of her previous Diamond League races in Rabat.
In her debut Diamond League race in Rabat in 2016, Okagbare ran 11.11 seconds to finish second behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson
Okagbare was fourth in 2017 (11.03 seconds) behind Thompson again who ran a blistering 10.87 seconds while in 2018, the University of Texas graduate ran a time of 23.42 seconds to place 7th in the 200 meters.