Hometown: Ypslianti, Michigan
Residence: Ann Arbor, Michigan
College: University of Michigan
100m Hurdles 12.60 (2015)
60m Hurdles 7.89 (2016, 2021)
If any athlete has had the makings to be the world’s best, it’s Cindy Sember (née Ofili). The daughter of Nigerian and British immigrants, Cindy was a standout sprint hurdler throughout high school, following in the footsteps of her older sister Tiffany. Like Tiffany, Cindy was a trackstar at the University of Michigan, and in March 2016, she took home the NCAA Indoor title for the Wolverines.
Graduating from Michigan in June, Cindy turned pro, and was runner-up behind big sis Tiffany at the UK Olympic Trials, earning her a spot in Rio. An up-and-coming recent college grad would be thrilled to make the final, as Cindy did. But making the most of her spot in Rio, Cindy turned in the performance of her life, finishing fourth, ahead of her older sister, and a mere 0.02 seconds from the bronze medal.
An Achilles tendon injury prematurely ended Cindy's 2017 season and limited her 2018 campaign. Now fully healthy, Cindy has bounced back, breaking the 13.00 second-barrier for the first time since her injury, and earned a spot on Team GB's squad for the 2019 IAAF World Championships.
In 2020, Cindy married longtime partner John Sember.