Nigeria’s medal hope in the 200m in IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Blessing Okagbare, has been disqualified for a second time.
Naija News understands that Okagbare was disqualified on Monday, September 30 in the heats for stepping outside of her lane.
Recall that Okagbare was first disqualified because of a mix-up by Nigeria’s track federation after she didn’t show up for the 100-meter races that she never intended to run.
After an appeal and a long wait, she was given the go-ahead by the IAAF to compete.
But when she got to the race, she was disqualified for apparently stepping outside of her lane.
This online news platform understands that Nigeria’s track federation had entered both her and Divine Oduduru in the 100-meter races, even though neither intended to compete at that distance.
When they didn’t show up, IAAF rules called for them to be disqualified from the rest of the meet, including their main events, the 200, and the 4×100 relays.
But they were however reinstated after several due processes.
Oduduru advanced out of the first round in the men’s race for the semi-finals of the men’s 200m.