Ferdinand Omanyala loses by 0.01 seconds to American in Switzerland

World 100m silver medallist Marvin Bracy [Instagram]

World 100m silver medallist Marvin Bracy last night beat Commonwealth champion Ferdinand Omanyala by 0.01 seconds to claim victory in the second 100 metres race at the Spitzen Leichtathletik, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver level meeting held at the Stadion Allmend in Luzern, Switzerland.

Competing for the first time since his commonwealth win, Omanyala crossed the finish line in 10.18 seconds, just 0.01 seconds behind the American.

“It was very cold, very tough and it wasn’t easy to run fast times. But a second spot finish is good and I enjoyed myself,” Omanyala said.

Third on the podium was Jamaican Ackeem Blake, who clocked 10.22 seconds.

Ferdinand Omanyala in action during the Athletics Kenya Trials for World Championships and Commonwealth Games at The Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani Stadium, June 25, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Here are the full results:

1 Marvin Bracy (USA) 10.17

2 Ferdinand Omanyala (KEN) 10.18

3 Ackeem Blake (JAM) 10.22

4 Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (JPN) 10.27

5 Brandon Carnes (USA) 10.36

6 Reynier Mena (CUB) 10.36

7 Kyree King (USA) 10.46

8 Ryan Zeze (FRA) 10.72


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