Nigeria’s fastest woman Blessing Okagbare admits she always thinks about running for another country because athletes are not well encouraged to participate in competitions.
Speaking to Pius Aiynor of The Punch, Okagbare revealed that the just concluded Rio Olympics was the worst she ever participated in with Nigeria.
On the possibility of running for another country, Okagbare said: “Last time I heard the minister say a gold medal winner would get $2000 and I asked ‘is that what a gold medal is worth?’
“It’s been a problem and every year, I wish things would be different. At times it would be like should I move to another country?
Asked to describe the Rio Olympics, she said: “It didn’t feel like an Olympic for me but not because I didn’t win a medal.