Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala has shattered the Championship File to hand Kenya its to start with Africa 100 metres title in 32 yrs.
Omanyala rallied from driving to gain in 9.93 seconds, beating defending winner Akani Simbine from South Africa in a image-end in the ongoing Africa Senior Athletics Championships getting put at Cote d’Or Nationwide Athletics Complicated, Reduit, Mauritius.
Omanyala’s feat saw him break Nigeria’s Seun Ogunkoya Championships Record of 9.94 established in 1998 Dakar, Senegal.
Even so, Namibian legend Frankie Fredrick’s ran wind assisted 9.93 when profitable in 2002 in Rades, Tunisia does not depend as a document.
Omanyala results in being the only other Kenyan to win the Africa 100m title soon after legendary Joseph Gikonyo, who claimed both the 100m and 200m crowns at the 1990 Cairo Championships.
Omanyala now aims to emulate Gikonyo’s feat with a double when he lines up in 200m on Saturday.
Omanyala’s victory came right after the 2018 Continental Cup 1,500m Winny Chebet retained her 1,500m title, foremost Planet Under-20 1,500m winner Purity Chepkirui to a 1-2 feat.