Grace Nwokocha is in the form of her life and has become the second Nigerian woman to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games over 100m.

The Nigerian athlete who opened up her season two weeks ago at the Akure All-Comers meet, running two Personal Bests (PB), became the first Nigerian athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2021 as she powered to victory in the women’s 100m final A of the 3rd MoC Grand Prix in a new PB of 11.09s (+1.9m/s)

In 2021 alone, she has run four PBs and her time is the fastest in the world this year, bettering the previous World Lead (WL) of 11.12s set by Zambian Rhodah Njobvu and tied by Tiana Wilson of the United States and thus, becomes the second African woman to qualify in 2021 for the 100m in Tokyo!

Behind her, Joy Udo-Gabriel in 2nd, set a new PB of 11.34s.

Athletics is a special shade of life for me, and my confidence has received a boost since I started out covering the sport from the stands of my home, and now as a Junior Sportswriter with Making of Champions - an opportunity to get better at what I do.


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