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Nigerian Athlete, Blessing Okagbare Beats Usain Bolt, Becomes Guinness World Records Holder

Nigerian Athlete, Blessing Okagbare Becomes Guinness World Records Holder, Beats Usain Bolt.

Nigerian track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as she beats Usain Bolt to the position of the world’s fastest runner.

According to the records, Blessing is the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond meetings, 67 times, beating Usain Bolt to achieve the feat.

Her Guinness World Records Certificate reads:

“The most appearances in Diamond League Meetings by an athlete is 67 and was achieved by Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) between July 3, 2010 and August 31, 2018.”

Okagbare’s specialties are the 100m and 200m sprints and long jump,” Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has won the IAAF World Athlete of the year in 2008,2009,2011,2012 and 2013 but amazingly hasn’t appeared in IAAF competitions more than Blessing Okagbere.

The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 till date, and Blessing Okagbare has participated in 38 events higher than any other athlete in the world.

Blessing posted the picture of her certificate on her Instagram, with the caption:

“A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination.

Look what finally came in the mail…

Thanks to @Guinness World Records, I am indeed honored, proud and grateful.”

 

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