I OWE NOBODY EXPLANATION FOR MY FAILURE IN BEIJING, SAYS OKAGBARE

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April 30 2011: Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare at the starting blocks of the Women's Sprint Medley during the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA

Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championship 100m finalist, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, says she owes nobody any explanation for her poor performance at the championship.

Okagbare, who was Nigeria’s medal hope in the championship, finished last in the 100m race and failed to show up for the 200m event on Wednesday.

Her decision to suddenly stay away from the 200m race did not go down well with some Nigerians back home, especially when the athlete had earlier showed up at the warm up area.

An analysis by one Nigerian newspaper on her showing in the 200m race is not going down well with Okagbare, who fought back yesterday.

“As for the snakes blowing the trumpet and wishing I have tested positive on drugs, keep wishing on your own downfall because I am so more than what, a foolish journalist, critics, haters and those who call me Warri instead of Nigeria when I don’t win is made of,” an angry Okagbare said on her facebook account yesterday.

She continues: “I am self motivated, confident and work hard, which I am extremely proud of and, I owe no one an explanation win or lose. Not everyone, who open their mouth (sic) to talk or write with a pen in the name of journalism, have their sanity intact and they know themselves,” Okagbare added.

The President of AFN, Solomon Ogba said they decided to pull Okagbare out from the 200m race in the interest of Nigeria

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