Sports Okagbare will dominate Athletics - Smith

Nigerian sprint star,Blessing Okagbare has been tipped to dominate Athletics by her personal coach John Smith.

Okagbare this week recorded an enviable feat at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,winning a sprint double gold in the 100m and 200m events.

She also recorded the fastest time in the Games history,winning the 100m event with a time of 10.85secs.

“She is going to dominate the 100 and 200m in the world for a long time," said Smith.

‘’She is disciplined and hardworking. She knows what she wants and dedicate herself to a tough regime at achieving that. I’m happy for her and Nigeria because she is going to rule the world of Athletics for a long time.”

Smith also revealed that the Long Jump event always clashes with the time she is meant to be on the tracks,which made her to forfeit the event in Glasgow.

“She is good at long jump. The problem with the jump is that it comes in-between the races. It distracts other events. That is the reason why she did not do well at the London 2012 Olympics. Here in Glasgow, we have to shelve that to concentrate on the sprints.”