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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Makes It Into Guinness Book of World Records

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya February 10, 2021 12


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Nigeria’s Sprinter, Blessing Okagbare has made it into the Guinness World Records for the most IAAF Diamond League appearances.

The League is an annual series of track and field events held from 2010 till date, with Okagbare participating in 67 events — more than any other athlete in the world.

The Nigerian Athlete, aged 32 years old disclosed this achievement via her Instagram account on Wednesday.

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

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

The Guinness Book Of World Records who also made an official statement via its website to announce the feat of the Nigerian Sprinter said “The most appearances in Diamond League meetings by an athlete is 67, achieved by Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) in the 100 metres, 200 metres and long jump disciplines between 3 July 2010 and 31 August 2018,” the statement said.

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