Favour Ofili, a Nigerian sprinter, expressed her delight after winning the South Eastern Conference 200m event on Sunday.
With this victory, Ofili continued her impressive performance in the 2023 season, clinching her first SEC 200m gold medal in 22.52secs, which was the fastest time in the second final at the championships.
As a student of Louisiana State University, Ofili aims to surpass her 200m Indoor Personal Best and African record of 22.36secs in the upcoming races.
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Two weeks ago, she ran a new 22.36secs to win the women’s 200m heat event at the Tiger Paw Invitational, surpassing her Indoor Personal Best and 200m African record of 22.46secs, where she won the African Games silver medal.
While speaking in an on-track interview posted on her school’s Twitter page, Ofili said, “It’s good to come here and win the gold. I understand the time isn’t that fast, but we are working on getting faster. The time is going to show one day, but I’m happy I am leaving here with something.”
Ofili, who is also a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, participated in the 60m final, finishing sixth in 7.24secs, which was her slowest time in the event this season.