Nigeria’s Favour Ofili has booked her place in the Women’s 200 meters semi-final in the morning session of Day 5 of the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary.
Ofili who nearly became a professional athlete a few weeks ago, signing for Adidas after completing her task at the United States University.
The African women’s indoor 200m record holder, who is coming from a nagging injury that saw her miss most of the outdoor season, finished 4th in Heat 1 of the women’s 200m with a time of 22.66 seconds.
Bahama’s Antonique Strachan won the race in 22.31 seconds, followed by Great Britain’s Daryl Neita in 22.39 seconds, and Jael Bestue of Spain was 3rd in 22.58 seconds.
The 20-year-old had to wait for the completion of the other heats to be sure of her qualification to the semi-final of the event.
After the completion of other heats Ofili was confirmed to have advanced to the women’s 200m semis after securing the first non-automatic spot as her time was the 16th fastest overall.
This is her third appearance at the World Championships.
While, world women’s 100m hurdles record Tobi Amusan will be on the track in the evening for her 100m hurdles semifinals.
Written by: Godstime Egelege-Idama
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