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Tiffany Adaeze Ofili cleared to run for Great Britain

Tiffany Adaeze Ofili
Ofili hopes to represent Great Britain at the London Olympics

American-born former world junior 100m hurdles bronze medallist Tiffany Adaeze Ofili has been cleared to compete for Britain by athletics' governing body.

Ofili, 22, was born in Michigan to a British mother and has dual United Kingdom/United States citizenship.

She is free to switch as more than three years have elapsed since she represented the US at the 2006 World Junior Championships.

"I am ecstatic to represent Great Britain," she said.

Ofili trains at the University of Michigan but plans to base herself in the UK for the summer months.

Her season's best time of 12.85 seconds puts her just outside the world's top 20 but ranks her ahead of the current British number one, world and European heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis.

"I will continue to work hard and improve upon my performances to be the best world-class athlete that I can be. I am looking forward to what the future has in store," she added.

see also
Ennis crowned European champion
31 Jul 10 |  Athletics
GB pair win hurdles gold & silver
31 Jul 10 |  Athletics

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