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Favour Ofili smashes Okagbare’s 200m record at Tom Jones classics

Favour Ofili smashes Okagbare's 200m record at Tom Jones classics 2

A Nigerian athlete, Favour Ofili, has broken Blessing Okagbare’s 200 metres National Record at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic 2022.

Okagbare previously held the National Record since 2018 with a time of 22.04 seconds.

Ofili ran a blistering 21.96 secs to also become the first collegian athlete to ever go sub 22 secs.

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With the time, she also emerged as the first Nigerian female to break 22secs in the women’s 200m.

She has set a new National Record, NCAA Record. Her time is also the fastest in the world this year, the fastest ever in the NCAA and a new School Record.

On Friday, Favour Ofili powered to World Lead of 21.96s (1.3) to take the women’s 200m at the Tom Jones Invitational in Florida, ahead of Kamaya Debose-Epps who ran 22.81secs and Jonah Ross in 22.91secs.

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Ofili is a Nigerian track and field athlete specialising in the 200 metres and 400 metres sprints.

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