Tima Godbless: Nigerian Sprinter Wins Big, Emerges Victorious At the Keyth Balley Invitational

Tima Godbless: Nigerian Sprinter Wins Big, Emerges Victorious At the Keyth Balley Invitational

  • Nigerian sprinter won the women’s 100m race at the Keyth Talley Invitational in Baton Rouge, marking her first 100m race of the year
  • She clocked an impressive time of 11.24s (0.7), her fastest since 2022, and her best season opener ever
  • Godbless’s victory came against strong competitors, with Jessixca Young finishing second with a time of 11.29s

In a stunning display of speed and agility, Nigerian sprinter Tima Godbless has emerged victorious in the women’s 100m race at the prestigious Keyth Talley Invitational in Baton Rouge.

This marks her first 100m race of the year, and she has certainly set the bar high for her competitors.

Tima emerges victorious among strong opponents
Her victory announces her to the world. Photo credit: @makingofchamps
Source: Twitter

Godbless clocked an impressive time of 11.24s (0.7), her fastest since 2022, and a testament to her rigorous training and unwavering dedication.

The victory is not just a win, but also her best season opener ever, setting a positive tone for the rest of the year.

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She finished ahead of formidable competitors Jessixca Young, who ran a close second with a time of 11.29s, and Shannon Ray, who clocked in at 11.32s.

This victory further cements Godbless’s position as a force to be reckoned with in the world of athletics.

Training local talents

A sports expert, Ayomide Oguntimehin, spoke on how the Nigerian government can train local talents without having to rely on internationally trained athletes:

“We ca do this through academies, organized tournaments, Basically. Most of these young talents get to see scouts come for them either at their Academies or through the tournaments. Take Hafiz Umar for instance, he was a young boy nurtured in Ojodu FC, scouts found him during the Viareggio Cup and from there he is taking his trial in Chelsea.”

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See tweet announcing her win:

Nigerian wins men’s high jump abroad

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Justine Jimoh, a freshman from Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMU-Commerce), is making waves in the world of high jump.

After a period of recovery from an injury, Jimoh has made a triumphant return to the field, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with.

In his first competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Jimoh won the men’s High Jump at the Clyde Hart Classic in Waco, Texas.

Tobi Amusan wins gold in 100m hurdles

In another related story, Legit.ng reported that Tobi Amusan has won the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the 2024 African Games in Ghana.

The world record holder clocked 12.89 seconds to finish way ahead of her competitors at the University of Ghana stadium, Accra, on Wednesday, March 20.

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Amusan defeated Sidonie Fiadanantsoa of Madagascar who ran at time of 13.19 seconds to finish 2nd.

Source: Legit.ng

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Basit Jamiu (Editor) Basit Jamiu is an award-winning journalist and a human interest editor with more than 5 years of experience in the media (Ikeja Bird, Prime Progress, The Movee). He started his journalism career after graduating from Ekiti State University in 2018. He is a 2023 MTN Media Fellow, OCRP Fellow at ICIR, and Accountability Fellow at CJID. He also has professional certificates in Information Management, Technical Writing, Digital Marketing from Google. He can be reached via basit.jamiu@corp.legit.ng.