Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili face off in 100m showdown at Tom Jones Invitational

Favour Ofili and Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili face off in 100m showdown at Tom Jones Invitational

Funmilayo Fameso 18:51 - 10.04.2024

Hurdling legend Tobi Amusan will return to race in the 100m flat against a faster and younger compatriot Favour Ofili at the Tom Jones Invitational.

Nigerian athletics enthusiasts can anticipate a fast race this weekend as Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili are scheduled to battle out in a 100m race at the Tom Jones Invitational on April 13th.

The duo will race against each other for the first time in a sprint race, with Amusan opting from competing in her trademark event (100mH) to know her flat speed ahead of a stacked showdown at the Xiamen Diamond League on April 20th.

Ofili is currently in her best career form, having clocked the 300m African Record (AR) and then blazed to the world's fastest all-conditions 100m time this season at 10.85s.

Favour Ofili will race against Amusan for the first time in her professional career

Despite this, she won't have it easy against Amusan, who has also greatly improved this year, which was evident in the indoor season when she broke the 60mH AR twice and effortlessly anchored the Nigerian 4x100m relay team to the gold medal at the African Games in Ghana.

The World Record holder will be gunning to smash her personal best of 11.10s and also outrun her younger compatriot - making room for an exciting race to anticipate.

Tobi Amusan clocked two African Records in the indoor season

However, both speedsters will be aware of a quality field of world-renowned sprinters in the line up.

Top on the list is world championships finalist Tamari Davis and her compatriot Melissa Jefferson who's a former US champion, Jamaica's duo of Alana Reid and Kemba Nelson, returning Abby Steiner amongst others.

A famous victory for either of Nigerian queens will be a major statement to announce their readiness for the Olympic Games in Paris.