Miracle Thompson

  • Name: Miracle Thompson
  • State of Origin: Abia
  • Date Of Birth: 25th March, 2001
  • Secondary School: Mary Magdalene Anglican Girls Secondary School, Abia
  • University: TBD
  • Course: TBD
  • Coached By: Deji Aliu
  • Personal Bests: 12.69s (100m), 26.36s (200m), 100m Hurdles (14.41s)
  • IAAF Profile: Miracle Thompson

She initially had plans of playing for the Super Falcons – Nigeria’s women’s Football team, but in less than one year of joining MoC Track Club, Miracle Thompson, who was born on March 25, 2001, has metamorphosed into the club’s No.1 hurdler and is already making waves in her event on the domestic scene.

The last child of her parents, Miracle didn’t look like she was set to leave them just yet, but when an Athletics opportunity came knocking, she had to follow her heart, knowing it was a chance she had worked hard for.

Having attended the 2018 MoC Athletics Trials in Enugu, Thompson emerged a finalist in both the 100m and 200m events and was selected to join the club in 2019. In her first outing for MoC at the National U-18 and U-20 Trials in Ilaro, she reached the semis in the 100m and placed 4th in the 200m final. She had an impressive outing at the 2nd MoC Grand Prix in Lagos where she once again lowered her times in both the 100m and 200m.

She shifted her sights to the 100m Hurdles and under the tutelage of African Record holder and Olympic Silver Medallist Glory Alozie, Thompson has blossomed into one of Nigeria’s finest hurdlers! And so it was not surprising that in only her third competitive outing, she sped to victory at the Lagos State Trials for the National Sports Festival (NSF) clocking a Personal Best (PB) of 14.54s.

A week later, she lowered her time to 14.41s at the Ekiti Classics to finish 2nd. It may still be early stages, but Thompson is certainly on course to represent Nigeria at the 2021 World U20 Championships in Nairobi.

    2019 National U18 & U20 Trials

    Miracle Thompson wins Heat 5 of the Girls’ 100m at the National U18 & U20 Trials

    Praise Ofoku wins Heat 2 of the Girls’ 100m semis at the 2019 National U18 & U20 Championships

    Favour Ofili wins Girls’ 200m Heat 7 at the 2019 National U18 & U20 Championships

    Favour Ofili wins Girls’ 200m final at the 2019 National U18 & U20 Championships