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Team Kenya smashes 4x100m record in Mauritius

Africa 100m champion, Ferdinand Omanyala led team Kenya as it smashed the 100m record at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The record breaking quartet which consisted of Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Mike Mokamba and Dan Kiviasi, erased the old Kenyan Record of 39.40 that was set in 2015 in Nairobi by Simon Kimaru, Anderson Mureta, Stephen Baraza and Kipkemoi Soi, with a new Kenyan National Record of 39.28 seconds.

South Africa quartet led by the second fastest man in the continent,  Akani Simbine came home in second place with a time of 39.79 while Zimbabwe finished in third place in 39.81 seconds.

Omanyala leads Kenya to its first ever gold medal in 4x100m race in Mauritius

Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala led Kenya to its first ever 4x100m gold at the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The record breaking quartet consisted of Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Mike Mokamba and Dan Kiviasi, ran away with the title in record breaking time of 39.28 seconds.

South Africa led by Akani Simbine came second with a time of 39.79 while Zimbabwe closed the podium three finishes in 39.81 seconds.

 

Beatrice Chebet gifts Kenya the third gold in Mauritius

World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet gave Kenya her third gold medal at the ongoing Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Chebet who is also the 2019 World U20 Cross Country champion battled for honors with the Ethiopian 10km National Record holder, Fentaye Azale who came to this race with the second fastest time of 14:44.51.

The 22 year-old Kenyan held off her Ethiopian counter to cross the finish line in a time of 15:00.82 with the latter crossing the line in second place in 15:01.89.

Caroline from Kenya closed the podium three finishes in a time of 15:05.34.

Ethiopia’s Melknat Sharew and Sarah Chelangat from Uganda who has a bad season with injuries that has kept her out of action came home in fourth and fifth in 15:08.65 and 15:37.68 respectively.

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya finished a distant sixth in 16:03.24.

LEADING RESULTS

5000M WOMEN

  1. Beatrice Chebet   (KEN) 15:00.82
  2. Fentaye Azale       (ETH) 15:01.89
  3. Caroline Nyaga     (KEN) 15:05.34
  4. Melknat Sharew    (ETH) 15:08.65
  5. Sarah Chelangat   (UGA) 15:37.68
  6. Caster Semenya    (RSA) 16:03.24

Winny Chebet defends her 1500m African title in Mauritius

The 2018 Continental Cup 1500m champion, Winny Chebet defended her African title in the second day of the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 31 year-old who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 3:58.20 that she got at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, took the Africans honors in style as she crossed the line in a time of 4:16.10 with her compatriot World U20 1500m champion Purity Chepkirui coming home in second in 4:16.28 with World U20 800m champion Dagnachew Ayal from Ethiopia closing the first three places in 2:16.45

Brenda Chebet from Kenya and Uganda’s Janat Chemusto finished in fourth and fifth place in 4:17.25 and 4:21.36.

Omanyala crushes the championships record in Mauritius

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala crushed the 100m African championships record at the 22nd edition Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 26-year-old Kenyan National Record holder beat his South African opponent Akani Simbine in a photo finish, with Omanyala winning the race by three thousandths of a second, crossing the line in 9.927 seconds, ahead of Simbine who clocked in at 9.930.

The 26 year-old smashed the old record of 9.94 that was set by Simbine with a new record of 9.94 as he went on to gift Kenya its second 100m gold. The first gold was won by Joseph Gikonyo in Cairo thirty two years ago.

South Africa’s Henricho Bruintjies closed the podium three finishes in 10.01.

The continents fastest man with a time of 9.77 has now beaten Simbine for times in all the events they have participated in. Omanyala currently holds the fastest time this season of 9.85 that he set in April during the Kip Keino Classic where he took the honors.

The 2019 African Games champion Raymond Ekevwo from Nigeria and Cameroonian Emmanuel Eseme finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 10.03 and 10.06 seconds respectively.

 

 

Gold and Record is my target, says omanyala

Africa’s finest and fastest athlete Ferdinand Omanyala is targeting his maiden 100m gold with an aim of breaking the championship record.

The national 100m champion will be battling for gold against Commonwealth games 100m champion Akan Sumbine in the second day of Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

A show down looms between him and the second fastest man on the continent Simbine whom he has met three times and beaten him in all events they have participated in.

Speaking exclusively on phone with athletics.co.ke, the 26 years-old is focused to top the podium with the first 100m gold medal for Kenya and run a sub ten with mind set on the championships record which now stands at 9.94.

“My is body reacting well, No fatigue heading to the finals and am chasing to lower the Championship record and win my country the first 100m gold medal,” said Omanyala.

Omanyala currently holds the world leading time of 9.85 that he set last month when winning the Kip Keino Classic, second fastest time of 10.07 after running his first race in 10.05 seconds to sail to today’s finals.

Simbine from South Africa was the second fastest with a time of 10.09 after taking the honors in heat three.

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Esseme Alobwede won the heat two with a time of 10.19 seconds and was followed by Henricho Bruintjie from South Africa in 10.21 seconds.

Eight athletes have qualified for the finals which will be held tomorrow at 16.10.

100M MEN’S FINALS

  1. Ferdinand Omanyala (KEN)  10.07
  2. Akani Simbine             (RSA) 10.09
  3. Emmanuel Matadi       (LBR) 10.13
  4. Gilbert Hainuca          (NAM) 10.15
  5. Alobwede Emanuel     (CMR) 10.19
  6. Raymond Ekevwo        (NGR) 10.15
  7. Henricho Bruintjies    (RSA)  10.21
  8. Noa Bibi                         (MRI) 10.24

Ethiopia runs away with 10,000m race African title

Ethiopia’s Mogos Tuemay won his first international medal in men’s 10,000m race at 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships being held at the Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 25 year-old led 1-2 Ethiopian podium finish when he took the top position in a time of 29.19 with his compatriot the Reigning 10K Valencia Ibercaja champion, Chimdessa Debele coming home in second place.

Reigning Africa U20 5,000m bronze medalist , Abraham Longosiwa was forced to settle in third.

Another record for Maximilla Imali as she cruises to 100m Finals in Mauritius

Kenya National 100m champion, Maximilla Imali smashed the National Record as she cruised to the finals of the women 100m race at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships being held at Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 26 year-old who is also the 2019 All-African Games bronze medallist in the women’s 4 × 100m relay, erased her previous record of 11.35 seconds that she set at the Athletics Kenya National Championships in April this year with a new National Record and personal best of 11.26 seconds.

Imali sailed to tomorrow’s finals as the fastest loser in heat three which was won by South Africa’s Carina Horn who pulled 11.08 seconds with Tima Godbless coming second in 11.25.

Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Mrandufu Kadogo did not make it to the finals as she finished in sixth place in a time of 11.99

The 2016 African Championships bronze medallist, Gina Bass from Gambia won heat one when she lowered her time to 11.08 with Quincy Malekani coming second in 11.32 seconds.

Nigerien national records holder for the 200m and 400m, Seyni Aminatou won the heat three race with a new personal best of 11.05 seconds and she was followed by Zambia’s Hellen Makumba in a time of 11.42.

LEADING RESULTS

100M WOMEN

HEAT 1

  1. Gina Bass               (GAM) 11.08 Q
  2. Quincy Malekani   (ZAM) 11.32 Q
  3. Maboundou Kone  (CIV)   11.53 q

HEAT 2

  1. Seyni Aminatou       (NIG) 11.05 Q
  2. Hellenn Makumba  (ZAM) 11.42 Q

HEAT 3

  1. Carina Horn         (RSA) 11.08 Q
  2. Tima Godbless    (NGR) 11.25 Q
  3. Maximilla Imali   (KEN) 11.26 q

Ferdinand Omanyala blazes to the 100m finals with second fastest time in Mauritius

Kenya’s sensational and Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala blazed into the finals of 100m race at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships being held at the newly refurbished Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 26 year-old who is a man on a mission, took the honors with the second fastest time of 10.07 after running his first race in 10.05 seconds.

Africa’s second fastest man Akani Simbine from South Africa was the second fastest with a time of 10.09 after taking the honors in heat three.

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Esseme Alobwede won the heat two with a time of 10.19 seconds and was followed by Henricho Bruintjie from South Africa in 10.21 seconds.

Eight athletes have qualified for the finals which will be held tomorrow at 16.10.

LEADING RESULTS

100M MEN

HEAT 1

  1. Ferdinand Omanyala (KEN)  10.07 Q
  2. Gilbert Hainuca          (NAM) 10.15 Q
  3. Noa Bibi                        (MRI) 10.24  q

HEAT 2

  1. Alobwede Emanuel      (CMR) 10.19 Q
  2. Henricho Bruintjies      (RSA)  10.21 Q

HEAT 3

  1. Akani Simbine              (RSA) 10.09 Q
  2. Emmanuel Matadi        (LBR) 10.13  Q
  3. Raymond Ekevwo        (NGR) 10.15 q

Elias Ngeny runs the fastest time in 800m race in Mauritius

Kenya’s Elias Ngeny ran the fastest time in men’s 800m race at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships at the newly refurbished Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 24-year-old, who is a Global Sports Communication based athlete gave the country hopes when took the top honors in heat one in a scintillating time of 1:47.32 with Ethiopia’s Tolessa Nabil coming in second in 1:47.82 and  South Africa’s Jabulane Ncamane coming home in third in 1:47.82 to qualify for the semi-finals.

Ethiopia’s Efrem Weldegebrel took the top spot in heat two in 1:49.96 with South Africa’s Kabelo Mohlosi coming home in second in 1:50.21. These two got the automatic qualification to the next round.

In heat three race all five participants made it to the next round as they met the qualifying time. Botswana’s Tshepiso Masalela won the heat in 1:48.69 followed by Tunisia’s Chimimmi Riadhi in 1:48.80 with Somalia’s Hassal Ali Idow coming third in 1:49.03.

Others who made the cut in this heat include Ethiopia’s Bacha Morka Mulata and Tom Dradriga from Uganda who finished in fourth and fifth place in 1:49.34 and 1:50.30 respectively.

Nicholas Kiplagat is another Kenyan who made it to the semi-final when he finished in second in 1:50.20 with Ethiopia’s Slimane Moula winning the heat in 1:50.50.
Heat five also send two athletes to the next round as Tunisia’s Ayovmi Abdessalem won the race in 1:50.83 with Ramzi Abdennouz following him closely in 1:50.86.