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Nigeria’s Sprint Queens Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili broke the African Record


February 5, 2024

We begin with athletics where Nigeria’s sprint queens Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili broke the African Record in their respective events at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

Amusan clocked a super fast 7.75s to finish second in the star-studded race led by Tia Jones in a new Personal Best (PB) of 7.72s, while previous world leader Devynne Charlton was third in 7.76s.

Amusan now has two of the fastest times run by an African woman in the 60m Hurdles and is on course to break the 7.68s World Record before the end of the indoor season.

Favour Ofili was also in record-breaking form, smashing Amantle Montsho’s 14-year-old 300m AR of 36.33s.

Ofili blazed to a brilliant 35.99s for a second-place finish behind world 200m silver medallist Gabby Thomas with 35.85s, and it smashed Christy Opara’s Nigerian Record of 36.53s.

The duo of Ese Brume and Ruth Usoro were also in action in the women’s long jump as they finished third and fourth respectively to mark their season debuts.