Nigerian athlete overtakes Usain Bolt in Diamond League appearances, receives Guiness World Record award
- Blessing Okagbare is one of Nigeria’s all-time athletes and has entered into the Guiness World Record
- The 32-year-old announced her entry into the GWR as one of the hallowed names there
- Okagbare says she feels honoured to have been a recipient of such prestigious award
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One of Nigeria’s all-time athletes, Blessing Okagbare, has been presented with the Guiness World Record as the athlete with the most Diamond League appearances (67).
The 32-year-old personally announced her entry into the Guinness Book of Records as one of the hallowed names there.
In her post on Wednesday morning on social media, Okagbare stated that she feels honoured and really grateful to have been a recipient of such prestigious award.
The track and field queen won a silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympic.
She also won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200-meter events respectively at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia.
“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.”
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.”
Blessing Okagbare is one of Nigeria's most successful athletes but she could not replicate her success in her marriage.
The former world 200 meters champion recently divorced her husband Igho Otegheri who is a former Super Eagles player after six years.
It is understood that the union crashed due to laziness, infidelity and irreconcilable differences between both parties.
Nigerian men will gladly yield to the proposal of the Olympic bronze medallist who plainly stated that she wants a hardworking man.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Patience Mwanwang put up an outstanding performance on Saturday, November 21 to emerge winner of the fifth edition of the Lagos Women Run.
Also, Dalyop got a record cash prize of N1,000,000 for the special virtual edition of the Women Run, while second place Awawu Haruna got N500,000.
Third placed Abiye David got N300,000 for her efforts. Winners in the Elite Open category were presented their cash prizes by the Honourable Commissioner for Sports, Lagos State, Segun Dawodu.