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Nigerian athletes shine at Adidas Atlanta City Games

The Adidas Atlanta City Games saw stellar performances from Nigerian athletes, who excelled with their talent on the international stage. Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Favour Ofili, and Udodi Onwuzurike delivered remarkable performances, setting records and achieving personal bests.

Tobi Amusan Impresses in 100m Hurdles

Tobi Amusan, the 27-year-old Nigerian hurdler, secured a commendable second place in the 100m hurdles finals. Competing against top athletes like Kendra Harrison, Ackera Nugent, Yanique Thompson, Demisha Roswell, Cindy Sember, and Anna Hall, Amusan clocked an impressive 12.73s despite a challenging wind gauge reading of -2.3 m/s. Harrison won the race with a time of 12.67s, while Sember finished third at 12.86s.

Favour Ofili Sets New African Record

Favour Ofili stole the spotlight at the Adidas event by breaking the African record in the women’s 150m straight. The 21-year-old completed the race in 16.30s (-0.0 m/s wind gauge), making her the fastest African woman to finish this distance. Ofili’s training partner, Candace Hill, narrowly won the race, finishing at 16.293s, just 0.006 seconds ahead of Ofili’s 16.299s.

Ese Brume Secures Olympic Qualification

Ese Brume delivered a season-best performance in the long jump, finishing third with a jump of 6.87m. This result secured her qualification for the Paris Olympics. The event was won by USA’s Tara Davis-Woodhall, who achieved a World Lead jump of 7.17m, followed by Quanesha Burks with a 6.89m jump.

Udodi Onwuzurike’s Strong Showing in Men’s 100m

In the men’s 100m final, Udodi Onwuzurike recorded a season-best finish of 10.12s, placing him fourth. The race was won by South Africa’s Akani Simbine, who set a World Lead time of 9.90s. Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala finished second with a time of 10.00s.


The performances of Nigerian athletes at the Adidas Atlanta City Games highlight their exceptional talent and determination. Tobi Amusan’s strong showing in the hurdles, Favour Ofili’s record-breaking run, Ese Brume’s Olympic qualification, and Udodi Onwuzurike’s competitive 100m race underscore Nigeria’s growing presence in international athletics. These achievements are a testament to their hard work and the bright future of Nigerian track and field.

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