Favour Ofili ran 21.96 seconds to set a new national women’s 200 metres record.
Written by News Room on April 17, 2022
Favour Ofili ran 21.96 seconds to set a new national women’s 200 metres record at the 2022 Tom Jones Memorial Classic in the United States (U.S.).
Ofili, who was among the nine Nigerian athletes disqualified from competing at the Tokyo Olympics for failure to comply with the Out of the Competition Testing (OCT) requirement, smashed Blessing Okagbare’s 22.04 seconds set in 2018.
Ofili, a native of Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State, represented Team Delta, where she dominated the track and field event at the National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State.
she also qualified for the 100m final yesterday, was advised to rest and concentrate on the 4×100 relay final by her coach.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) President, Tonobok Okowa, said Ofili has made Nigeria proud and the entire board congratulates her, adding that She has maintained a steady rise in athletics since she was included in the team at the National Youth Games in Ilorin.