Tobi Amusan to lead Nigerian Athletes at New York City Grand Prix ahead of Paris Olympics

World record holder Tobi Amusan is set to lead a strong contingent of Nigerian athletes at the New York City Grand Prix on June 8-9, 2024, as they continue their preparations for the Paris Olympic Games.

Amusan Headlines Star-Studded Field

Amusan, who holds the world record in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 12.40 seconds, will compete in a highly competitive field. The lineup includes former world record holder Kendra Harrison, 60m champion Devynne Charlton, reigning world champion Danielle Williams, and world No. 2 Tonea Marshall. Amusan, in top form, aims for another memorable victory in this prestigious event.

Favour Ofili Targets Olympic Qualification

Favour Ofili will also be competing, aiming for a top performance against Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in the women’s 100m event. Ofili, who clocked 11.2 seconds and finished fifth at the Edwin Moses Legends meet, hopes to secure an automatic qualification for Paris. The competition includes training partner Aleia Hobbs and US star sprinters Gabby Thomas and Morolake Akinosun, which could push her to achieve her goal.

Udodi Onwuzurike Faces Tough Competition in Men’s 100m

In the men’s 100m event, Udodi Onwuzurike will challenge former world champion Fred Kerley. Onwuzurike, aiming for his first win of the season and a sub-10-second time, recently finished second in the 200m at the Racers Grand Prix. His impressive performance there suggests he could deliver a strong showing in New York.

Chioma Onyekwere Competes in Women’s Discus

Chioma Onyekwere, Nigeria’s national record holder in the women’s discus, will have another opportunity to advance her season and secure her Olympic ticket. She will compete against a respectable field, aiming to build on her current form.

Anticipation Builds for Nigerian Athletes

As Nigerian athletes gear up for the New York City Grand Prix, anticipation builds for their performances. The event serves as a critical stepping stone towards the Paris Olympic Games, with each athlete focused on securing their spot and making their mark on the global stage.

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