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Favour Ofili becomes the fastest woman in Nigeria, secures Paris Olympic games qualification

Favour Ofili is now the fastest woman in Nigeria and will be part of the country’s athletes to the upcoming Paris Olympic games. SportsRation reports.

has emerged as Nigeria’s new 100m champion, securing her place at the Paris Olympics after a stellar performance at the Nigeria Olympic trials in Benin. This victory marks her triumphant return to home soil and her debut national senior title.

Competing at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Ofili’s impressive season continued as she entered the trials as a favorite not just to win but to meet the Olympic qualifying standard for the 100m.

In the semifinals, Ofili set a Season’s Best (SB) of 11.17 seconds, the fastest overall time, making a strong statement.

Just two hours later, in the final and without her fierce rival Rosemary Chukwuma, she aimed to secure her Olympic ticket and clinch her first national senior title. Ofili achieved both by blazing to a new SB of 11.06 seconds, surpassing the Olympic qualifying standard of 11.10 seconds.

Olayinka Olajide, an African Games revelation, finished second with a time of 11.37 seconds, while Justina Eyakpobeyan took third place in 11.47 seconds.

With this victory, Ofili has now qualified for the Paris Olympics in both the 100m and 200m events, earning the title of Nigeria’s fastest woman for the upcoming year.

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