Favour Ofili and Ezekiel Nathaniel have booked their places to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Ofili won the Women’s 200-meter event in day one of the Tom Jones Invitational on Friday, hosted by Florida at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, BSNSports.com.ng reports.

The Port Harcourt, Nigeria, native blazed out of the blocks and clocked an event-winning time and No. 4 time in the world of 22.33 seconds (+1.4 m/s).

She defeated Anavia Battle who came through in 22.56s and Ida Karstoft in a new National Record of 22.60s

Her time dips under the Paris 2024 Olympics’ standard of 22.57 seconds, punching her ticket to the Olympics in her first season after turning pro.

It is her fastest time outdoors since 2022 where she set the Nigerian National Record of 21.96s the same year.

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Nathaniel on his part shattered the Nigerian 400mH Record at the Tom Jones Invitational, running a brilliant 48.29s.

The feat has seen Nathaniel automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics, surpassing the Olympic standard by almost half a second.

Chris Robinson of the United States won in a time of 47.95s ahead of Clement Ducos, who ran 48.26s.

Meanwhile, in the Men’s High Jump event, Nigeria’s Erhire Best won clearing a Season’s Best (SB) of 2.21m.

He defeated Riyon Rankin on countback, having needed just one attempt to clear the winning mark while Rankin took three tries. BJ Jennings was 3rd with 2.13m.