Nigeria’s famous track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have featured in the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.
Okagbare recently shared the good news on her official Instagram handle.
While sharing the news, she wrote: “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 honored, proud and grateful.”
The mail sent to her by Guinness Book of World Records 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 Aug. 2018.”
Okagbare won a silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympics.
At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, she won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200-meter events respectively.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Okagbare won two gold medals and a silver.