Ella Onojuvwevwo torched the track at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Florida when she lined up for the women’s 400m. She went in as one of the favourites in her heat and absolutely lived up to that hype, storming to a huge Personal Best (PB) of 50.57s to finish 2nd and qualify for the final!

Onojuvwevwo who is just coming off a very successful outing at the World Relays where she helped the Nigerian Mixed 4x400m team set an African Record, thus became the first Nigerian woman to break 51 seconds in the 400m since 2015!

Her time also makes her the fastest Nigerian woman in over two decades since Falilat Ogunkoya clocked 50.50s in 2001 and immediately takes her up to 5th on the Nigerian all-time list.

She surpassed the Olympic qualifying standard for the event pegged at 51.00s and took down the LSU School Record that has stood for 21 years, set before she was born.

Athletics is a special shade of life for me, and my confidence has received a boost since I started out covering the sport from the stands of my home, and now as a Junior Sportswriter with Making of Champions - an opportunity to get better at what I do.


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