Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa who specializes in the 100m and 200m events has made another record of participation today.The Olympic semi-finalist has been in fine form this year, breaking the Kenyan record consecutively, twice running 10.01, then 10.00 before breaching the 10 second barrier with a 9.86 run in Olympics held in Australia to become the first Kenyan to achieve this feat.
Subscribe Athletics Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala celebrates after finishing third in men's 100m semi-finals Heat 1 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. National 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala cannot wait to make his debut at the Diamond League in Brussels on Friday.
100m Kenyan record holder Ferdinand Omanyala emerged in fourth place in the ongoing Diamond League Championship in Brussels, Belgium. Ferdinand Omanyala failed to beat his past record time after running 10.02s in the short distance event. However, Omanyala managed to edge out the reigning 100m African Champion Akani Simbine of South Africa.
On Friday night in Brussels, national 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala finished fourth in his first Diamond League debut. Omanyala finished in 10.02 seconds, trailing Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley (9.94), Trayvon Brommel (9.97), and Michael Norman of the United States.
100m national record holder Ferdinand Omanyala has made his Diamond League debut on Friday in Brussels. Photo courtesy He has delighted many Kenyans after he completed his first ever race in a diamond league. However after the race, USA's Fred Kerley has won the race after clocking 9.94 whereas Kenya's Omanyala has come on the fourth position after clocking 10.20
Kenyan 100m sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala finished third in the Mens 100 Metres semi final 1 in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics, running 10 seconds flat, smashing the national record and posting a personal best. The semi finals took place today Sunday 1st August at 1300 hours EAT.
Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa has finished third in Men's 100 metres.He has now booked for a ticket through to semi finals as he makes history as the first Kenyan to make it to olympics semi finals in 100 metres. Omanyala is Kenya’s first ever representative in the short distance.It took the Kenyan athlete 10.01 seconds to finish third in heat five.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs becomes not only the first Italian to win 100m dash in Olympics but also the world fastest man in post-Usain Bolt era. He managed to power off the American Fred Kerley and the Canadian star Andre De Grasse who won silver and bronze respectively. Lamont dramatic finished the race with time of 9.80 seconds followed by Fred Kerley and Andre De Grasse in second and third with times of, 9.84 and 9.89, respectively.