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Guinness Book of World Records recognises Okagbare

“The most appearance in diamond league meetings by an athlete is 67 and was achieved by Blessing Okagbare.”

• February 10, 2021
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31: Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates winning gold in the Women's 200m Final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 31: Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates winning gold in the Women’s 200m Final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.

Okagbare on Wednesday shared the good news via her verified Instagram handle.

She said, “A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination. Look what finally came in the mail.

“Thanks to Guinness book of world records, I am indeed honoured, proud and grateful.”

The mail sent to her by the body said, “The most appearance in diamond league meetings by an athlete is 67 and was achieved by Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) between 30 July 2010 to 31 August 2018.

Okagbare, a track and field athlete, won a silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympics.

She also won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200-meter events at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia.

The 32-year-old had a brilliant outing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she won two gold medals and a silver. 

(NAN)

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