Another Nigerian shatters African records at Boston NB Indoor Grand Prix

Posted : 06 February 2024

Following in the footsteps of Nigerian superstar Tobi Amusan, another Nigerian sprinter, Favour Ofili, has set an African women's indoor record in 300 metres after she raced to 35.99 seconds at the NB Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

 

Ofili, with the record, now becomes the 10th fastest woman ever over the distance, as she finished behind Gabby Thomas of the United States, who won 35.75 seconds.

 

Recall that Ofili, at the 2021 World Under-20 Championship, was a bronze medalist in the 200m and the African indoor record holder in the event.

 

She also holds the Nigerian record (also at the U-20 level) over the distance with a time of 21.96 seconds, making her the first Nigerian woman in history (and second African woman) to break the 22-second barrier.

 

Her compatriot, Tobi Amusan, also broke her own African Record (AR) in the women's 60 mH at the NB Indoor Grand Prix, running a blazing 7.75s to finish 2nd. Quick-starting Tia Jones was the winner in 7.72s, while Devynne Charlton got 3rd in 7.76s. In about one week, Amusan has run two African records.

 

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