PORTER Tiffany

13 Nov 1987
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m Hurdles  


Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track

Biographical Information


Olympic Games
YearLocation100m Hurdles
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA7th (12.76)
2012London, GBRSF (12.79)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation100m Hurdles4 x 100m
2017London, GBRHeats (13.18)-
2015Beijing, CHN5th (12.68)-
2013Moscow, RUS3rd (12.55)-
2011Daegu, KOR4th (12.63)Heats (43.95)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year100m Hurdles
20211 x 4th
20171 x 5th

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
42021100m HurdlesGateshead, GBR13.50
52017100m HurdlesOslo, NOR12.93

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
62021100m HurdlesWorld Athletics Continental TourWalnut, CA, USA12.69

World Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
22017100m HurdlesWorld ChallengeKawasaki, JPN13.00

SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
Tiffany Ofili
Athlete, Pharmacist
Pharmacy - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Husband Jeff, daughter Chidera [2019]
Woodford Green with Essex Ladies [Great Britain]
Jeff Porter [personal, husband], USA
Her husband Jeff competed for the United States of America in the 110m hurdles at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Her younger sister Cindy Sember represented Great Britain in the 100m hurdles at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and finished fourth. Her father Felix competed in athletics and football at university level in Nigeria, and her older brothers Frank and Alex played American football at university level in the United States of America. (mgoblue.com, 18 Apr 2016, 28 Aug 2015; independent.co.uk, 16 Mar 2016; IAAF, 08 Feb 2016; teamusa.org, 12 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jan 2021)
She tore ligaments in her shoulder after falling while crossing the finish line in the 60m hurdles final at the 2011 European Indoor Championships in Paris, France. (theguardian.com, 04 Mar 2011)
She took up athletics seriously at age 11, and began hurdling at age 15. (thisislondon.co.uk, 10 Jun 2011)
She followed her father into athletics. (thisislondon.co.uk, 10 Jun 2011)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (freep.com, 03 Apr 2020)
"As an athlete it's important that you make sure you remember what you're here to do and that's compete." (telegraph.co.uk, 12 Mar 2012)
While competing for the University of Michigan in the United States of America, she was named Big Ten Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009, and in 2009 she was the university's female recipient of the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honour. In 2014 she was inducted into the University of Michigan Women's Track and Field Hall of Fame. (mgoblue.com, 2016, 19 May 2014; pharmacy.umich.edu, 24 Mar 2014)

General Interest

After the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she initially said she did not believe she would compete at another Olympic Games, as she and her husband Jeff were planning to start a family. However, speaking in 2020 after the birth of her daughter in 2019, she said she had no immediate plans to retire yet. "An athlete kind of knows when it's their time to go. I'm not quite there yet, and that's the reason why I'm even still competing. I have a lot more left in the tank and I'm very confident of that. Hurdles is one of those sports where you can see people hurdling until their late 30s. My goal is not to compete until I'm 40. But at the same time I do want to reach my full potential and I believe I have more to give." (heavy.com, 16 Aug 2016; freep.com, 03 Apr 2020)

She previously represented the United States of America at international level, but in 2010 switched to compete for Great Britain. "I've had dual citizenship since birth and I've always been proud of my heritage. My mother is from London, England. My father is from Nigeria. I'm not going to apologise for my multi-national background. If anything, I embrace it. It makes me feel very special. The reasons for my change were not because I couldn't make the American team. I could have run for America, Great Britain or Nigeria. I chose Great Britain because I really appreciate the support that we have. I just thought it was the best fit for me." (telegraph.co.uk, 13 Jul 2015; independent.co.uk, 04 Aug 2011; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jul 2010)

In addition to her athletics career she has worked as a pharmacist. She has administered COVID-19 vaccinations. "One of the main reasons I got into the health profession was to help people. When the opportunity to play an instrumental role in helping my community presented itself, I didn't think twice about it. I've now taken a leave of absence until after the Games [2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo]." (bbc.co.uk, 02 Jun 2021; Instagram profile, 03 Jan 2020; Facebook profile, 15 Nov 2020; worldathletics.org, 04 Jul 2020; athleticsweekly.com, 16 Jun 2017; reep.com, 03 Apr 2020)

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