Monday, 1 August 2011
Tiffany Adaeze Ofili
One to watch
Tiffany Adaeze Porter (née Ofili) (born November 13, 1987) is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles. She initially represented the United States, however switched alligance to Great Britain in 2010. Despite being born in the USA, she is eligible to represent Britain due to her British mother.
Ofili broke Angie Thorp's 15 year old British record of 12.80s on 29 May 2011, at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, with a run of 12.77s . Ofili-Porter lowered her British record on 22nd July 2011, with a time of 12.60s at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco, breaking her previous personal best of 12.73s (set when she was still a US athlete).
Ofili married her husband, Jeff Porter, in May 2011, and whilst initially being billed as Ofili-Porter, began to compete under her married name from June 2011.
Source(s): Wikipedia, iaaf