Blessing Okagbare becomes Guinness World Record holder
Nigeria’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare, has every reason to be excited after making it to the Guinness Book of World Record.
The record is for making the most appearances in the IAAF’s Diamond League Meetings.
The certificate reads: “The most appearances in Diamond League meetings by an athlete is 67 and was achieved by Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) between 3 July 2010 and 31 August 2018”. The certificate was branded ‘OFFICIALLY AMAZING.’
She revealed this on her Instagram page on Wednesday morning. “A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination. Look what finally came in the mail…Thanks to the Guinness book of world records. I am indeed honored, proud and grateful.”
Last weekend, she set two new personal indoor records at the Doyle Sports Management Meeting, and won an Olympic silver medal at the 2008 Games as a 19-year-old in the Long Jump.
She also holds the Women’s 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds.