The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS), on Thursday, congratulated Blessing Okagbare on her entry into the Guinness Book of Records following her recent outing at the Diamond League.
The Nigeria track legend set two new personal indoor records at the Doyle Sports Management Meeting, where she become the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.
“First of all, any athlete that enters the Guinness Book of Records deserve credit,” National President of the association, Professor Florence Adeyanju said in a statement.
“The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS) a non-Governmental Organisation comprising of women who are into sports in various spheres and the body approved by the Federal Ministry of Sports Development to represent the interest of women on the Boards of National Sports Federations, wish to acknowledge your great feat, her inspiring form and incredible achievements.
“It’s not an easy feat to enter Guinness Book of Records, so well done to Okagbare. For me, every time you see her, she often stands out and also inspires the young generation. Of course, we back her to continue to excel and also make a huge success at the Olympics.”
Okagbare, the track and field athlete won a silver medal at the 2018 Beijing Olympic, also won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200-meter events at the 2013 World Championships held in Russia.
She who had achieved her feat featuring from 30 July 2010 to 31 August 2018, had a brilliant outing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she won two gold medals and a silver.