African sprint heroines - Murielle Ahoure, Blessing Okagbare - hail start of new era

Updated: 17 August 2013 09:26 IST

Ahoure, who said earlier in the week her fame is such in the Ivory Coast that she is known as 'the female Drogba' after the iconic footballer, has said she wants to act as a role model for budding African athletes. Okagbare, who trains with America's 100m world champion from 2011, Carmelita Jeter, admits that her second medal of the week in what was her third final carried more than personal significance.

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