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Okagbare gets Guinness Book of Records recognition

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigerian sprinter, 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 who shared the elating news on Wednesday, said it is “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 Aug. 2018.

The 32-year-old athlete who last weekend set two new personal indoor records at the Doyle Sports Management Meeting, won an Olympic silver medal at the 2008 Games as a 19-year-old in the Long Jump.

She has also won a World Championships Silver, and is the current African Record holder in the 200m and in the 4x200m with the Nigerian team.

Okagbare is seeking a fourth Olympic Games participation with the Nigerian team in Tokyo in July.

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