Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare set new Guinness World Record
Nigerian Sprinter and runner Blessing Okagbare has set a new world record as the sprinter with the most IAAF diamond appearances. The 32-years Nigerian sprinter confirmed this on her Instagram page on Wednesday when she posted.
“A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination. Look what finally came in the mail,” Okagbare said. “Thanks to Guinness book of world records, I am indeed honored, proud and grateful.”
Blessing Okagbare’s new record was also announced on the official website of the Guinness Book of World Records.
“The most appearances in Diamond League meetings by an athlete is 67, achieved by Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and long jump disciplines between 3 July 2010 and 31 August 2018,” the statement said.
In 2015, Blessing Okagbare overtook Usain Bolt’s record for the most attendance in the meetings in the IAAF. Another record held by Blessing Okagbare is the 100m women’s Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time with 10.85 seconds.
The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field events that started in 2010 and have been held to date, Blessing Okagbare has participated in 67 events — more than any other athlete in the world.