Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, has been earned herself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for 2016 for her incredible consistency over the years.
Blessing Okagbare, who is currently the fastest African sprinter, made it to the 2016 Guinness Book of World record as the only athlete with the most diamond league appearances till date.
She has participated in 38 diamond league events in 2015, higher than any other athlete in the world according to the records.
The current Commonwealth Games 100m and 200m sprint champion is regarded as Nigeria’s best athlete of all time due to her number of titles and medals. And although she was banned by the Nigerian Sports commission in 2014 for alleged “insubordination. She came back, better and stronger
Guinness Book of records spokesman had this to say about the Nigerian athlete:
“Multi-discipline athlete, Blessing Okagbare from Nigeria participated at 38 Diamond League events between July 3, 2010 and September 5, 2014. Okagbare’s specialities are the 100m and 200m sprints and long jump.”
Big congrats to her!