Tobi Amusan stamps her name in the history books again as Favour Ofili joins the African Record party in Boston

Nigeria’s sprint queens Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili broke the African Record in their respective events at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

World Record holder Tobi Amusan is in for serious business this season after breaking the 60m Hurdles African Record for the second time at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

Amusan clocked a super fast 7.75s to finish second in the star-studded race led by Tia Jones in a new Personal Best (PB) of 7.72s, while previous world leader Devynne Charlton was third in 7.76s.

Despite not winning, the Nigerian hurdling queen’s performance was outrightly impressive as it broke her previous AR of 7.77s set in her season opener last weekend, which is a strong warning to her rivals on her current form and intentions of having another iconic season at the Paris Olympic Games.

Tobi Amusan during her 60m Hurdles final race // @WorldAthletics

Amusan now has two of the fastest times run by an African woman in the 60m Hurdles and is on course to break the 7.68s World Record before the end of the indoor season.

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Running in her first competition of the year, Tobi Amusan blazed to an exceptional win and broke a 25-year-old African Record in the process.

Star Girl Favour Ofili shatters 14-year-old African Record

LSU’s alumni Favour Ofili was also in record-breaking form, smashing Amantle Montsho’s 14-year-old 300m AR of 36.33s.

Favour Ofili breaks 14-year-old African Record in Boston

Favour Ofili professionally represents Adidas

Ofili blazed to a brilliant 35.99s for a second-place finish behind world 200m silver medallist Gabby Thomas with 35.85s, and it obliterated Christy Opara’s Nigerian Record of 36.53s.

Her record performance proves she’s back to her best and in shape for a successful first professional season, circumferenced around winning medals at the World Indoor Championships and Paris Olympic Games.

Ese Brume and Ruth Usoro drop respectable performances in the long jump

The duo of Ese Brume and Ruth Usoro were also in action in the women’s long jump as they finished third and fourth respectively to mark their season debuts.

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Ese Brume

Brume leaped 6.58m ahead of Usoro in 6.47m, led by Tara Davis-Woodhall in a world-leading and meeting record distance of 6.86m, while Quanesha Burks was second in 6.64m.


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