Favour Ofili, Nigerian track and field athlete, breaking her own national record with a world-leading time of 22.36 seconds in the women's 200m race at the 2023 Tyson Invitational
Favour Ofili clocked 22.36 World lead and national record for Nigeria over the 200m defeating Talitha Diggs in 22.61 at the Tyson Invitational

BUJA, Nigeria – Following recent PBs of 10.93 and 21.96 seconds for 100 meters and 200 meters, to go with her 51.49 at 400 meters, 19-year-old Nigerian Favour Ofili is resisting specialization too soon.

She told World Athletics: “For now I don’t have a permanent event. I see myself achieving the speed for the shorter sprint events because that’s what we (my coach and I) started focusing on from the indoors so we just have to maintain it and keep it going.”

Breaking records is just the starting point for Ofili as she reaches for the stars

Of comparisons to Allyson Felix, she added: “Allyson Felix is someone most athletes look up to because she is the most decorated US track and field Olympian. But I don’t see myself as ‘the next’ anyone; I see myself as me, Favour Chukwuka Ofili.”

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