Nigeria athletes Favour Ofili and Tobi Amusan have both set new records at the 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.
Ofili shattered both the national and African records in the women’s 300m clocking a record-breaking run time of 35.99 seconds to smash Amantle Montsho’s 14-year-old African Record of 36.33s and rank as the 10th fastest woman in history over the distance.
Also, Tobi Amusan has set a new African women’s indoor 60-meter record of 7.75 seconds to retire the 7.77 mark she set in Kazakhstan at the Astana Indoor Meet in January.
Despite setting an African record, Amusan’s 7.75 effort was insufficient for first place in Boston, where she finished second to America’s Tia Jones in 7.72 seconds.
Devynne Chalton of the Bahamas came in third place, completing in 7.76 seconds.