Although Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare has gone 10.79 seconds in the 100 meters, her coach thinks it’s time for the 25-year-old to stop sprinting and start focusing more on the long jump.
As Olu Sule, Okagbare’s coach, explained to Vanguard, there are too many gifted runners in the 100 meters for Okagbare to win a gold medal in an international competition:
“Okagbare should be concentrating on the long jump (because) she has more potential there. She is training for the 100m where there too many sprinters who are ahead of her. She should be focused on the long jump where she has enormous resources to make a potential 7.50m jump.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce beat Okagbare at the last Championships, the IAAF World Championships in Moscow 2013.