Favour Ofili easily won her heat in the women’s 200 meters at the Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on Thursday morning.

Ofili advanced to the semifinals as the top finisher in heat 4. She clocked 22.71 seconds which turned out to be the fastest of the heats.

The 19-year-old was kept in isolation upon her arrival in Birmingham last weekend after testing positive for Covid-19, but the Nigerian rejoined the team and made her Commonwealth Games debut today.

Ofili, the reigning Nigeria record holder in the half-lap race at 21.96 seconds, is one of the overwhelming favourites for the event.

She will also compete in the 4x100m relay event which starts on Saturday.


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