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Guinness Book of World Records recognises Okagbare

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Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates winning gold in the Women’s 100 metres final at Hampden Park during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. PHOTO: Cameron Spencer/Getty

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.

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

She said: “A dream made a reality through God’s grace and determination.

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“Look what finally came in the mail.

“Thanks to Guinness book of world records, I am indeed honoured, 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, the track and field athlete 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.

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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