Lovers of fashion fails have viewed Blessing Okagbare’s wardrobe malfunction over 134,00 times on social media since the incident happened during the Diamond League meeting in Oslo last Thursday night. The Nigerian international had her hair piece blown off as she attempted a long jump. Okagbare landed in the sandpit and her wig fell behind. She grinned and sat still on the sandpit in a jump which was officially registered 6.21 metres.
The officials had a good laugh as they raised the white flag to signify it was a good jump. Okagbare however, brushed off the incident, she said it was always an accident waiting to happen. “It’s something I’ve always joked about. I actually said that to my manager the other day, that one day the wig’ll fall off. “When it happened, I laughed inside me. I have talked so much about it, and then it happened. “That it has happened. What should I do? I was in the zone, I competed and had to focus on it. I picked it up and did not care. It is like it is, I can not control it.”
Olympic long jumper Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor suffered an embarrassing moment as her wig fell off during a jump.
The Nigerian, who won silver at the Beijing Games in 2008, was competing in the Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday night when the landing of her jump threw her head back and saw her hairpiece fall out.
The 28-year-old looked back and grinned as her wig sat still in the sandpit, on a jump which officially registered 6.21 metres.
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was competing in the Long Jump at Oslo Diamond League
But during one of her jumps she suffered an embarrassing moment as her wig fell off
The impact of her landing in the Norwegian sandpit was enough to throw her wig off