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Blessing Okagbare Nigerian sprinter progresses to women’s 200m semi-final in Rio 2016

Starting in Lane 4, Okagbare ran a time of 22.71s to automatically qualify for the semi-finals.

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Blessing Okagbare play Blessing Okagbare into women's 200m semi-finals (Getty Images )

Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare has progressed to the semi-finals of the Women’s 200m after finishing tops in the qualification.

Starting in Lane 4, Okagbare ran a time of 22.71s to automatically qualify for the semi-finals.

The Olympics women’s 200m final will hold on Wednesday, August 17 while the women’s 4x100m relay is scheduled for Thursday, August 18.

In other track events, the Nigerian duo of Tosin Oke and Olumide Olamigoke, didn't make it to the Triple Jump Finals after jumping 16.47m & 16.10m respectively.

In the men’s 400m hurdles Heat 1, Nigeria’s Miles Ukaoma sixth place finish in 49.84s could not qualify him.

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