Blessing Okagbare Sets New World Record
Latest development as popular Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare sets new world record. Okagbare has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Diamond League meetings 67 times.
Okagbare on Wednesday shared the good news via Instagram.
“A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination. Look what finally came in the mail.
“Thanks to @guinnessworld records, I am indeed honored, proud and gratefu.”
The mail sent to her by the body read:
“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, 32, won silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympics.
She also won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200 metre events respectively at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia.
The athlete had a brilliant outing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she won two gold medals and a silver.