Blessing Okagbare Beats Usain Bolt’s Guiness Book Record

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Africa’s fastest woman, the Nigerian sprinter and long jumper, Blessing Okagbare over the weekend beat the World’s fastest man Usain Bolt to win the Guinness World Book of Records prize for most IAAF Diamond League appearances.

Guinness Book of records said,

“Multi-discipline athlete, Blessing Okagbare from Nigeria participated at 38 Diamond league events between July 3, 2010 and September 5, 2014. 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 is still surpassed by Blessing Okagbare when it comes to appearances.

The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings that has been holding since 2010.



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