Okagbare Bestowed Guinness World Records Honours



NIGERIAN sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, has been honoured in the 2016 Guinness world record feat as the athlete with the most diamond league appearances.

Okagbare participated in 38 diamond league events 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.

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