Blessing Okagbare Recognised By Guinness Book Of World Records For Most Appearances At Athletics Diamond Meetings

Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have the most appearance in the diamond league meetings (67 times) and was achieved between 30 July 2010 to 31 August 2018.

On receiving the honour, Blessing Okagbare stated:

“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.”

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

Profile: Blessing Okagbare

Gender: Female

Career: Athletics (Sports)

Events: Long jump, sprints

Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11)

Weight: 71 kg (157 lb)

Nationality: Nigeria

Date of Birth: 09 October

Active Years: 2005 – present

Level: Professional

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor (born 9 October 1988) is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints. She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medalist in the 200 metres. She also holds the Women’s 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds.

Her 100 m best of 10.79 made her the African record holder for the event until it was eclipsed by Murielle Ahouré in 2016. She is the current African record holder in the 200 m with her run of 22.04 seconds in 2018. She was the African 100 m and long jump champion in 2010. She has also won medals at the All-Africa Games, IAAF Continental Cup and World Relays.

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