Favour Ofili On Track For a Season To remember With New African Record
When World Athletics listed Nigeria as RISING SPRINT NATION of the year 2021, the performance of Favour Ofili and others were the yardstick.
Favour smashed her 200m African Indoor Record, with a new time of 22.71s to win the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.
Favour Ofili now owns the top two fastest times in 200m indoor history by an African woman.
She has moved from becoming African championships silver medalist and World championships semi-finalist all at the age of 16 to Sandwiching Mboma and Maslingi at the World U20 Championships last year…the signs have been there.
Also, She clocked a new Personal Best, in the 60m, a brilliant 7.17m to finish 2nd behind teammate Alia Armstrong.
Favour’s time is tied eight fastest in LSU Track/Field history and number nine in Nigeria all-time list.
Furthermore, she is number two on the Louisiana State University’s 2022 list for fast times and number one in Nigeria.
At 16-years and 273-days old, Ofili was the youngest competitor in an individual event at the Doha 2019 World Athletics Championships.
She took part in the women’s 400m event.
At the last African Games in Morocco, she finished second in the 400m.
She doubled her success by anchoring the Nigerian team to the 4x400m relay gold.