ATHLETICS

Omanyala shines again on the African stage

Omanyala is currently taking part in the Africa Senior Athletics Championships

Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala has shattered the Championship Record to hand Kenya its first Africa 100 metres title in 32 years.

Ferdinand Omanyala has once again put Kenya on the map after setting a new Championship Record at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships, beating South African Akani Simbine by a whisker.

The race which had to be reviewed afterwards saw both athletes cross the finish line at 9.93 seconds in front of a packed Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius. South African Henricho Bruintjies came in third at 10:01 to claim Bronze.

The last time a Kenyan claimed a gold medal at an 100m race in the Championships was in 1990 during the Cairo Championships held in Egypt. The championship saw Joseph Gikonyo, claim the first place in both the 100m and 200m races.

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