MERCY NTIA-OBONG

Events: 100m and 200m

Personal Best: 11.46s & 23.17s

BIOGRAPHY

Ntia-Obong became a respected name in Nigeria Athletics, when she competed in the finals of the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland.

Thereafter, her career went on a decline which included missing out on making the team to the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Not barred by the disappointment, the former National Junior Champion bounced back stronger at the MoC Grand Prix, racing to 100m PB of 11.46s in the Heats, before clocking a much faster 11.25s (2.1m/s) to win the final.

Though the winning time in the final isn’t a PB due to excessive wind reading, it’s noteworthy that’s the fastest time by a home based female athlete under any wind conditions, and has catapulted her back to the top female sprinter based in Nigeria.