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18-Year Old Nigerian Athlete Sets New Record Ahead Of Olympic Games

Nigeria’s Favour Ofili is arguably Africa’s youngest record holder in athletics at the moment.

The 18-year old at the weekend broke the National and African record in Women’s 200m Indoor while competing at the Southeastern Conference indoor championships.

Ofili finished third in the 200 meters with a new Personal Best time of 22.75 which dwarfs the former Nigeria national record of 23.00s held by Regina George and by extension the African Record hitherto held by Ivorian athlete, Murielle Ahouré at 22.80

Aside from setting a new National record, Ofili’s time was the third-fastest in her school’s history and it is also an Olympic Standard which adds her to the list of Nigerian athletes that have hit the mark for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

After her heroics in the 200m event, Ofili also helped her school secure a 4th placed finish in the Women’s 4x400m relay with a SB of 3:31.82.

She ran the second leg and returned the best split time among the quartet at 52.09.

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