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Nigerian sprinter, Favour Ofili, wins 200m silver medal 

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Favour Ofili took the silver after finishing behind Ellaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica who won the gold medal with a new Games record of 22.02sec

By Mosope Michaels

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Favour Ofili has continued the impressive performance by the female contingent of Team Nigeria after winning silver medal in the women’s 200 metres at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The 19-year-old Nigerian came second in the women’s 200m event at the Games. Running in lane 6, Ofili ran the distance in 22.51sec to win the silver medal. 

IMG_20220807_003321 Nigerian sprinter, Favour Ofili, wins 200m silver medal 

Ellaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won the gold medal with a new Games record of 22.02sec, while another African, Christine Mboma of Namibia won the bronze medal with a time of 22.80sec.

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Favour Ofili in the 2019 African Games won a silver medal in the 400 metres event. She is also the 2019 African Youth Champion in the 200 and 400 metres.

She holds the National record and the National under 20 record over the 200m with a time of 21.96, thus making her the first Nigerian female athlete to run under the 22 seconds barrier.

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She ran 10.93s in the 100m at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, LA on April 30, 2022 and became the first female NCAA athlete to run sub 22s and sub 11s.

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