Nigeria’s field and track athlete, Blessing Okagbare, suffered an embarrassing moment in Oslo, Norway when her wig fell off as she jumped during a competition.
The 28-year-old Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist is competing in the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League
She recorded a jump of 6.21 metres to finish seventh while her wig was nearly half a metre behind her.
Whether the mishap played its part in her finishing seventh is unclear, but the 28-year-old laughed it off on her Instagram account, saying: “It is what it is.”
While the scenario may look embarrassing, some of her fans on Instagram where unfazed by the incident.
Read some of their comments below:
adaichie1 My sister, biko trust me, you are beautiful without that hideous wig!! You are beautiful, athletic, talented and African. Embrace what God gave you and conquer the world!!
adetoks77 #Blessingbosslady Olympic Champion! Great respectable jump. Naija no dey carry last!!! Next time the angels will carry you past your 7 metre best. Wig or no wig!
uchennafrank S0 unfazed by the situation, my hat off to you. That jump shows that you still have it in you to jump even further than that and it makes me happy sapele no dey carry last see you next meet @blessing_okagbare
hazelclarkruns You are beautiful both ways and I absolutely admire your poise! #queen love how you can laughs at this! This shows how confident you really are.
tate_lea You should totally make a challenge out of this! #theblessingchallenge So impressed by your cool and unbotheredness!