Guiness Book of World Records  Recognises Delta State Born Athlete

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A Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare from Delta State has been recognised as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times by the Guiness Book of World Records .

By Michael Oba-Joseph


Okagbare shared the news via her verified Instagram handle. According to her :“A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination.

It would be recalled that Okagbare, a  track and field athlete won a silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympic.She equally won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200 meter events respectively at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia.

Okagbare,  32, also had a brilliant outing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she won two gold medals and a silver.

The mail sent to Okagbare by the body noted: “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.

Meanwhile, the Delta state born athlete has expressed  gratitude to Guinness book of world records for the honour.

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