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Kenya 2021: Ofili, Imaobong top Team Nigeria’s list for World U-20 tourney



Despite failing to make her Olympic debut at the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Favour Ofili will have another opportunity to compete against the best horsebetting race at the fast-approaching World U-20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.”Compare online bookmakers on to get the best odds for these races.

The World No.3 in the women’s 200m, Ofili who has a personal best and season best of 22.30secs which she ran at the Boots Garland Invitational in US last April, has also clocked a windy 22.16secs to finish second at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

She was denied her Olympics debut due to failure to secure minimum of three Out of Competition tests, as she was one of the 10 Nigerian athletes disqualified at the Games.


The US-based athlete has been listed to compete in the 200m and 400m as well as the 4x100m and 4x400m. Despite just clocking 17, and fresh off the Olympics, Nse Imaobong will lead the 400m trio, the World No 1 who has a PB of 51.70secs will be hoping to run her first individual flat race internationally.

She was part of the 4x400m mixed race relay team that finished last in their heat in Tokyo. Also on the list is World No.3 in the men’s 100m, Godson Brume who has been impressive all year.

Twenty four athletes departed Abuja on Sunday for Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Championship scheduled for August 18-22. They are to be joined by four others from the United States.

The World Athletics on Sunday announced a shift by one day from August 17 to 18 due to the impact of Covid on teams travelling and logistics of moving vital equipment around the world which have already proven to be a challenge.


Favour Chukwuka Ofili, born 31 December 2002, is a Nigerian track and field athlete specializing in the 200 metres and 400 metres sprints. She is the 2019 African Games silver medalist in the 400 metres. She is also the 2019 African Youth Champion in the 200 and 400 metres.

At just 16, she represented her country at the 2019 World Relays in Yokohama running in the 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays.


She was named the female athlete of the meet at the 2019 African U18 and U20 Championships in Athletics after winning both the 200 and 400 meters events. She set personal best times in both her events.

She finished second behind Patience George at the 2019 Nigerian Championships and ran under 52 s for the first time in the 400 m. She bettered this mark at the African Games finishing second in a personal best of 51.68 s, and thereby qualified for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha. She anchored the Nigerian team (Kemi Francis, Patience George, Blessing Oladoye, Favour Ofili) to a gold medal in the women’s 4 x 400 m relay at the African Games. This secured a second senior medal for the young athlete.

She currently competes at Louisiana State University


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