× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Basketball Athletics Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Opinion Motorsport Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Omanyala upbeat ahead of Diamond League debut in Brussels

ATHLETICS By Standard Sports | September 1st 2021
Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala reacts after qualifying for Olympics semifinals. [Reuters]

Kenya’s 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala is bullish ahead of his Diamond League debut at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels on Friday.

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 Austria to become the first Kenyan to achieve this feat.

Omanyala is currently the joint second fastest African alongside Namibian legend Frankie Fredericks. Only South Africa's Akani Simbine with a time of 9.84 has run faster.

“I have been improving every month. My growth started in January. The pre-season I did helped me improve on my speed endurance and also I thank my coach Ducan Khaemba,” said Onyala.

“I am going to Brussels to have fun and to show the world that Kenya can sprint. I hope to break records God willing this week and let’s wait and see.”

Mary Moraa, will also make her debut at the Diamond League as she is set to run in the women's 800m race.

Share this story
Chelsea sign Atletico's Saul on loan
Chelsea on Tuesday secured the late deadline day loan signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
Safety officers set momentum for IDPA Shooting Championship
The Tier 4 match on Wednesday had six squads with an average of 8 participants per squad.