Miss Blessing Okagbare, who is a Nigerian sprinter, has just been honored for her entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for 2016.
She penned her down into the 2016 Guinness world record feat as the athlete with the most diamond league appearances. The athlete, Blessing Okagbare participated in 38 diamond league events in this present year, higher than any other athlete in the world, according to the records.
The IAAF Diamond League is a yearly series of track and field meetings held from 2010 till date and billed to hold again in London by 2016. The competition was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which held from 1998 to 2010.
Okagbare holds the women’s 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds. She also has the 100m best of 10.79 as the African best in the female category of the race, while winning the African 100m and long jump event in 2010.
Miss Blessing Okagbare, who is regarded as one of the best athletes to have come out of the African soil, continually represents Nigeria positively on the world stage.
The 27-year-old, Sapele born sprinter, has established herself as a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints. She is also an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medallist in the 200 metres. Her records are well documented in the world and Nigerian are sure proud of their own and that is why we celebrate her here on CPAfrica.