Commonwealth Games: 19-year-old Favour Ofili wins Silver in Women’s 200m

By: Gyang Dakwo

Nigeria’s Favour Ofili has won a silver medal in the Women’s 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The 19-year-old Nigerian finished the race at a time of 22.51 seconds to come second, while Jamaica’s sprint sensation and Olympics champion, 30-year-old Elaine Thompson-Herah, won the gold medal at a time of 22.02 seconds.

Namibia’s Christine Mboma won the bronze medal in a time of 22.80 seconds.

The 19-year-old Nigerian had in the 2019 African Games won silver medalist in the 400 metres. 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.

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.