Omanyala Targets Men’s 100m Title After Disappointment in Oregon

Omanyala Targets Men’s 100m Title After Disappointment in Oregon (News Central TV)

Africa 100 metres champion and record holder, Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala will look to put the disappointment he suffered at Oregon behind him when he takes to the track in the men’s 100 metres at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday, August 2.

Omanyala, who reached the semi-finals of the 100 metres at the recent World Athletics Championships in the United States, says he is ready to wrestle the Commonwealth men’s sprint title from Akani Simbine of South Africa in Birmingham.

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Omanyala, arrived late in Oregon after a visa hitch, finished third in his heat in 10.10 seconds, but sailed through to the semi-finals where he bowed in fifth in 10.14 seconds.

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On Simbine’s challenge, Omanyala said he won’t be focusing on individuals but giving his overall best.

“I know Simbine is around but I am confident and healthy, focusing on nothing short of victory. Tell Kenyans I am winning gold tomorrow,” said Omanyala, who is the fastest in the field with a personal best of 9.85 sec.


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