Cindy Ofili

100m Hurdles

Quick Facts

Date of Birth: August 5, 1994

Hometown: Ypslianti, Michigan
Residence: Ann Arbor, Michigan
College: University of Michigan

Personal Bests

100m Hurdles 12.60 (2015)
60m Hurdles 7.89 (2016)

Career Highlights

  • 4th, 2016 Olympic Games, 100m Hurdles
  • 2016 NCAA Indoor Champion, 60m Hurdles
  • 2nd, 2015 NCAA Championships, 100m Hurdles
  • 2nd, 2015 British Championships, 100m Hurdles


If any athlete has had the makings to be the world’s best, it’s Cindy 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 resumed full training in the march towards the 2019 IAAF World Championships.

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