How Ofili Joined The Exclusive Club Of Fastest Nigerian Women


Favour Ofili is now the joint 5th all-time fastest Nigerian woman after her performance over the weekend.

The LSU athlete stormed to a huge Personal Best (PB) of 11.00s (0.5) to finish 2nd in the women’s 100m at the Joe May Invitational.

Fifth Fastest Nigerian

The World U20 medalist held off the challenge from World Silver medallist Mikiah Brisco and Aleia Hobbs in 11.08s.

Favour becomes the 10th Nigerian woman to break 11.10 seconds in the 100m.

Last weekend at the same ground, Ofili scorched to a then 11.11s personal best to place second behind USA’s Aleia Hobbs.

Fastest Nigerian Women : Favour Ofili

Kentucky’s Abby Steiner (11.10s), who denied her the chance to win the 60m gold at last month’s NCAA Indoor Championships, won the race in a World Lead (WL) of 10.92s.

Ofili ran from lane four with Hobbs just outside her in lane five and Steiner further off in lane seven.

The Louisiana State University athlete is now joint 9th (also with Nwokocha) in Africa.

Also, she is the 3rd fastest woman over the 100m in the world this year.

The feat is astonishing for someone who cut her teeth in the 400m.

However, Blessing Okagbare is still the fastest Nigerian woman ever, over 100m.

Fastest Nigerian Women
With a time of 10.79s, Okagbare tops the chart as the fastest Nigerian woman, followed by Glory Alozie at 10.90s.
The former queen of the track, Mary Onyali, is the third-fastest woman with 10.97s.
Oludamola Osayomi is fourth with 10.99, while Grace Nwokocha is tied with Favour Ofili in 5th on 11.00.

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