Grace Nwokocha narrowly miss out on Olympic 100m final with a time of 11.07s in the women’s 100m Semifinals to finish in the 5th position at the Tokyo Olympic.
The National Sports Festival sprint champion could not run better than her personal and seasons best of her 11.00s that secured her place in the Semifinals.
Positively, her personal best of 11.00s makes her the fifth-fastest Nigerian woman in history.
Heat 3 of women’s 100m semis was won by legendary Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, with a time of 10.73sec, the fastest time of the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, reigning Nigerian record holder in both the 100m and 200m, Blessing Okagbare, who finished first in her heat in 11.05 seconds to advance to the semi-final was barred from the Olympics after failing a drug test.