Africa’s fastest man in 100m Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala will represent Kenya at this year’s 18th edition of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade22 after hitting the qualification mark which will be held from Friday 18 March to Sunday 20 March, 2022, at the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.
The 26-year-old set his first ever National Record in the 60m at the Miramas meeting two weeks ago in France where he finished in fourth place in 6:68.
Omanyala was at it again this time at the Meweting Metz Monsele Athlelor World Indoor championships where he shelved the previous record by 0.03 seconds and setting a new National Record of 6.60 seconds which is under the World Athletics entry standard and qualifying time of 6.63 in the 60m race.
Reflecting the programmes at the 2016 edition in Portland and the 2018 edition in Birmingham, the championships will feature straight finals in the field events and medallists will be decided during five of the six sessions.
Athletes competing in individual events can qualify by achieving the entry standard, by World Indoor Tour Wildcard for event winners in the 2021 and 2022 World Indoor Tours or by virtue of their position in the World Rankings, where necessary, to meet the target numbers in each event.