Why Blessing Okagbare’s response to critics is the best thing ever
Blessing Okagbare made her name in athletics as a sprinter and jumper. She also recently clinched a coveted ambassadorship with Nike’s “So Fast” campaign. After her disappointing outing for the 100m race at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Monday, Blessing Okagbare made a promise to her fans to bounce back and make them proud. But when Okagbare did not appear for the 200 meter competition, there were speculations surrounding her absence. The most valid was a case of hamstring which is not foreign to athletes.
The views expressed over Okagbare’s inability to perform at the Beijing world championships only serves as a reminder that social media is a friend to none.
Damn. what happened to Blessing Okagbare?
— Osato (@satoEDK) August 24, 2015
When it mattered most Blessing Okagbare disappoints, not a good race, hopefully Gold in Rio 2016, work towards ur girl
— kayode tijani (@kayodetijani200) August 24, 2015
But, the third fastest woman in the world has given everyone a new reason to love her. She recently posted a message on Facebook, where she acknowledged goodwill messages from her fans and rumors from her critics.
A solid reminder to those who only acknowledge her failings. Winning an Olympic bronze medal at 19 was a feat that brought her into the limelight and since then, she has continuously blazed a trail of excellence. Love or hate her, Okagbare has proven through her sterling achievements that she hast the strength of will and character, and no one can take that away from her.
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