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Tima Godbless completes National Sports Festival sprint double, smashing her 200m lifetime best

Tima Godbless completed a sprint double at National Sports Festival in Asaba.

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Tima Godbless has definitely cemented her name as the best home-based female sprinter for the year ending after completing a sprints double at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba.

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The Nigerian U20 record holder won the 200m in a convincing Personal Best (PB) of 23.07s, which smashed her previous best of 23.23s set in the semifinals at the same festival.

Doing this, she not only upgraded from the Silver medal won at the last edition in Edo State but as well emulated Grace Nwokocha’s feat in the same state.

The speedster also inspired the next four finishers to run new PBs, with Delta State’s teen sensation Faith Okwose clocking 23.62s for the Silver medal, Adeloye Adetutu of Rivers State won Bronze in 23.66s, Oke Opeyemi Deborah was fourth in 23.76s, and Justina Eyakpobeyan fifth in 23.78s.

Godbless says she has her eyes set on making the 2023 World Championships entry standard in the 100m and 200m, timed at 11.08s and 22.60s, and with her current form, plus how fast she has been dropping her lifetime bests, it is only a matter of time before her goals materialize.

Meanwhile, the talented teenager is to join Favour Ofili at Louisiana State University on scholarship, where her talents are expected to be developed to the next level while studying.

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