By Buzi Brown
Olympic debutant, Grace Nwokocha was hoping to book a place in the final of the Women’s 100 meters at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday, July 31st, 2021. The Nigerian secured an automatic place in the semifinals by finishing third in her heat on Thursday, July 30th, 2021.
The race was not the best for Nwokocha as she finished fifth in her race with a time of 11.07 seconds in the Heat 3 of the semifinals. The fastest woman in the world Jamaica’s, Shelly-Ann- Fraser-Pryce, won the heat with a time of 10.73 seconds, with Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji in second place.
Nwokocha would leave the competition with her head up high as she ran her personal best time of 11 seconds in the 100 meters heat on Thursday, July 30th, 2021. This feat makes her the fifth-fastest Nigerian woman in history.
The Women’s 100 meters final will be mouth-watering as Shelly-Ann- Fraser-Pryce, defending champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and Ivory coast’s Ta Lou, will look to win Gold and probably set a new World or Olympic record.
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