15 Renowned African Athletes Who Broke Records

Adedeji Ademola April 07, 2016

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14. Blessing Okagbare is a Nigerian track and field athlete who set a Commonwealth record of 10.85 to win 100 meters Gold, the fastest ever. This record beats a 12-year-old record earlier set by Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. She has won several other medals at the All African Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, Olympic Games, and African Championships.


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