Blessing Okagbare enters Guinness Book of World Records
The Guinness book of world records has recognized, Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.
The sprinter shared the good news via her Instagram account on Wednesday.
According to her, the recognition is a dream that turned into reality through God’s grace and determination. “A dream made a reality through God’s grace and determination. “Look what finally came in the mail. “Thanks to Guinness book of world records, I am indeed honored, proud and grateful,” she said.
The mail sent to her by the body said: “The most appearance in diamond league meetings by an athlete is 67 and was by Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) between 30 July 2010 to 31 Aug. 2018.
In 2018, Okagbare, won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic. She won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200 meter events respectively at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia.
The 32-year-old also won two gold medals and silver at the 2014 commonwealth games in Glasgow.