Blessing Okagbare made a huge statement in her quest for Olympic Glory.
The UTEP alum ran the second fastest 100 meters in history at the Nigerian Olympic Trials and matched the world season leader Thursday, running a time of 10.63 seconds that is just .02 off Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old world record that was set a year before Okabare was born.
The race marked Okagbare's eighth national championship.
Okagbare matches Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the second-fastest woman ever, as Fraser-Pryce also ran a 10.63 this year. Okagbare's time was also an African record.