Favour Ofili breaks African indoor record to qualify for Tokyo

Favour Ofili breaks African indoor record to qualify for Tokyo

Competing at the Indoor South Eastern Championships (SECs) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Favour Ofili broke ground to a big total Personal Best (PB) and Indoor National Record (NR) of 22.75s to win the first heat of the women’s 200m final.

The Nigerian who competes for LSU, had won her heat the day before with a 23.15s PB and was only running her 3rd individual race on the collegiate circuit.

Ofili therefore improved on Murielle Ahoure’s Indoor African Record of 22.80s that had stood since 2009 and by so doing, qualified for her first Olympic Games in Tokyo as her time was quicker than the Olympic standard set at 22.80s.

While she also bettered the previous Indoor Nigerian Record set by Regina George in 2013, she moved up to 5th on the all-time U-20 list in the event.

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