Favour Ofili set new African record in 200m

Favour Ofili set new African record in 200m

Nigeria’s Favour Ofili has smashed her own record and set a world-leading and African record of 22.36secs to dominate at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, the United States.

Ofili’s time of 22.36 seconds is the third fastest time ever run in collegiate history and the sixth fastest in the world indoor all-time list. She’s currently the fastest woman in the world in the 200m sprint event.

Ofili won ahead of two Americans, Talitha Diggs who crossed the line in 22.61 Seconds, and Kynnedy Flannels who placed 3rd with a time of 23.05 Seconds.

Before now, Ofili, a silver medalist in 400 meters at the 2019 African Games, also in April 2022 ran 10.93 Secs in the 100m at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, Los Angeles to become the first female NCAA athlete to run sub 22 Secs and sub 11 Secs at just 16.

She represented Nigeria at the 2019 World Relays in Yokohama running in the 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays.

The Tyson Invitational, is an annual indoor track and field meet which is held in early February at the Randal Tyson Track Center.