The 24 year old Nairobi University student was third on the semi final heats and clocked a new national record of 10.00 seconds. He however didn't qualify to run in the finals as he emerged 8th overall.
While taking to Facebook, the Busia born athlete was clearly elated, saying the Olympics have been his best ever platform.
"Its been by far the best championship I have ever run in my whole life. I am even lost for words to express how I am feeling right now," Omanyala said on Facebook.
He was grateful to God and all corporates that supported him in nurturing his career. Interestingly, Omanyala has beaten Jaimacan sprinter Yohan Blake, a man whom he had previously described as his idol.
"Beating my idol, running the eighth fastest time going into the finals. Thanks to the Almighty God. Thanks to all the companies that came in to support this dream. Thanks to all the people who have been behind this perfomance," he added.
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