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By Damilola Faustino

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare will be inducted into University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame because she has proven to be a true ambassador of the institution.

Blessing Okagbare

She is an alumnus of the institution.

Okagbare, alongside Antonio Davis (Basketball), Seth Joyner (Football), Cynthia Ruelas-Macias (Volleyball) and Paul Stankowski (Golf), will be inducted into the 15th class of the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony holding at the Larry K. Durham Sports Centre.

She has achieved so much as she won two medals in the Long Jump and 200m respectively at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, and got gold in the sprint double at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, becoming the fourth woman in history to achieve such.

Okagbare also won gold in the 4x200m at the 2015 IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.


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