Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha has crashed out of women’s 100m at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after finishing fifth in heat 3 of women’s 100m semis with a time of 11.07 seconds.
Grace Nwokocha had finished third with a personal best of 11.00 seconds, becoming the fifth-fastest Nigerian woman in history.
Nwokocha was pitched against the legendary Jamaican and current world fastest female sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica in heat 5.
World champion Fraser-Pryce, chasing a third gold medal in the event, surged into the final at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium with a time of 10.73sec, the fastest time of the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Blessing Okagbare who is the reigning Nigerian record holder in both the 100m and 200m finished first in her heat in 11.05 seconds to advance to the semi-final before she was suspended from the Olympics after failing a drug test, the first doping case of the Tokyo games track and field competition, officials on Saturday.