Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare couldn’t have been less worried about what is usually considered an embarrassing moment.
Okagbare jumped a respectable 6.21 meters, good enough to start off in the middle of the pack.
But as she thrust into the sand, her hairpiece came loose, fell from her scalp and plopped into the sand.
But the jump was a good one, and she measured 6.21metres.
Once the white flag was raised, the jump given the white flag, the 28-year-old returned to the sandpit, somewhat sheepishly, to retrieve her wig.
Okagbare won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has won Commonwealth gold in the 100m and 200m.
She also holds the women’s 100m Commonwealth Games record with a time of 10.85secs, which she set in Glasgow in 2014.
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