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Blessing Okagbare withdraws from 200m

Commonwealth champion Blessing Okagbare withdraws from the 200m event at the World Athletics Championships after finishing last in the 100m final.

Commonwealth champion Blessing Okagbare has withdrawn from the 200m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

The Nigerian sprinter, who won gold in the 100m and 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, had been one of the favourites for both sprint titles, but finished last in the 100m final, which was won by Jamaica'a Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Okagbare, who is also scheduled to compete in the women's long jump tomorrow, was due to race in the third heat of the 200m this afternoon, but failed to show up.

Okagbare won bronze in the 200m in the 2013 championships in Moscow, where she also secured silver in the long jump.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015
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