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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare enters Guiness Book of World Records

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guiness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.

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Okagbare on Wednesday shared the good news via her verified Instagram handle.

She said: “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 honored, proud and grateful.”

The mail sent to her by the body said: “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.

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The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Okagbare, a the track and field athlete won a silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympic.

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She also won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200 meter events respectively at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia.

The 32-year-old had a brilliant outing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she won two gold medals and a silver.


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