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Omanyala among the sponsored athletes by ANOCA

The reigning Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala is among seven athletes who have benefited from the Association of National Olympics Committees of Africa (ANOCA) scholarships ahead of the 2014 Paris Olympic Games in France.

The beneficiaries include the Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet, Commonwealth Games 5,000m silver medalist Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli, Commonwealth games 5,000m bronze medalist Jacob Krop and Africa Games 5,00om champion Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo.

While presenting the cheque to the athletes, NOC-K secretary General Francis Mutuku said that athletes will be getting kshs 100,000 per month and will run until July 2024.

“The first disbursement has already been done for the next three months and they will be getting such money from today all the way to July 2024, a month to the Olympic Games as long as they are on the path to the Olympics, their money will be there,” said Mutuku.

“We have also brought in financial experts on how to spend their money because they must give us a report every month on the expenditure. Preparation is very important. I know some of us expect medals and good performance but journey starts when they prepare well,” added Mutuku.

Omanyala said that preparing for an event is very expensive for any athlete, breaking it down as a sprinter, he said that in a week he has to go for three sessions of physiotherapy which is about 2,500 per session, making it 7,500, gym work three times a week and every session costs 500 so that is about 1,500 for a cheap gym.

He added that he is fortunate enough to get such sponsorship but there are so many athletes out there who don’t have such opportunity and cannot afford to pay for the stadium.

“I am urging to the government if they can reduce the prizes or rather put it free for sportsmen and women to use the stadium for free. Let people come and train for free next to the big stars,” he said.

Ferdinand Omanyala wins LG Sports Personality of the month Award

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has been named the LG SJAK Sports Personality of the month of August 2022.

The 26-year-old star athlete became the first ever Kenyan in 60 years to win the Commonwealth Games 100m title after blistering through the final on August 3.

He emulated Seraphino Antao who was the first and only Kenyan to win the 100m sprint at the Club games in 1962 back then when the race was 100 yards.

Omanyala clocked 10.02 seconds to restrict defending champion Akani Simbine from South Africa to second place in 10.13 sec.

Omanyala, who walked away with an LG Artificially Intelligent 8kg washing machine retailing at Ksh.105, 000, achieved the feat after winning gold in 100m during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

To win the August gong, Omanyala beat a strong field of nominees among them rugby star Billy Odhiambo who racked up his 100th career try at the World Rugby Sevens in Los Angeles, 800m runner Mary Moraa who won Kenya’s fourth gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth, as well as Hellen Wawira who claimed bronze in the para-power lifting competition also in Birmingham.

1500m runner Faith Kipyegon was also in the list of nominees with the second fastest time in history, a World Lead and a Kenyan record with 3:50.37 on the fast Louis II track at the Herculis EBS in Monaco where the 11th leg of the Wanda Diamond League took place.

Other nominees included netball player Beatrice Bucho, Jackline Chepkoech for winning the 3000 Metres Steeplechase Gold at the Commonwealth Games, Faisal Aden of Equity basketball team and Faith Cherotich for winning the 3000m Steeplechase gold at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Pascual Guerrero Stadium.

Omanyala has won the award twice after his initial feat in September 2021 and hopes to break Angela Okutoyi’s record of three in the LG East Africa-sponsored award.

“It’s such a great feeling winning the award twice within a space of 12 months. My success in Birmingham will no doubt continue to inspire and encourage many Kenyans over and above paving the way for many other local sprinters to come through,” he said, adding: “I feel a lot motivated to keep improving my personal best of 9.77 seconds given that I have two gold medals and an Africa record.”

Maureen Kemunto, Corporate Marketing and communication manager LG East Africa on her part said: “LG has been actively supporting the identification and recognition of sporting talent in Kenya through a partnership with SJAK. The purpose of this award is to recognize exceptional Kenyan sportsmen and women for their achievements across diverse disciplines each month and also to signify our commitment to contribute to the development of sport in the country.

SJAK President Chris Mbaisi, on his part, thanked LG for their continued support over the past eight years.

“With the monthly award, we are seeing a growing number of upcoming and talented sports personalities among them Angela Okutoyi who won the Wimbledon Open Junior category and won this award for a record three times. Rewarding sportsmen and women is an important step towards whipping up the enthusiasts of sports personalities across all disciplines.”

AIU issues Disciplinary proceedings against Mark Otieno

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has issued disciplinary proceedings against Mark Otieno Odhiambo for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (19-Norandrosterone) Tampering with any part of Doping Control by an Athlete, which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

The International Testing Agency (ITA) suspended Otieno while at the Olympics and was not allowed to take part in Olympic qualifying trials in regard to an adverse analytical finding on a urine sample he provided on 28 July 2021.

The 28 year-old, however, denied any knowledge of the violation and had subsequently requested a re-analysis of his B urine sample.

Odhiambo, has a personal best of 10.05 seconds, which he got during the Tokyo Olympic trials where he finished second behind Ferdinand Omanyala.

His case has now been forwarded to the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) for sentencing.

Marvin Bracy beats Ferdinand Omanyala in Luzern

World champion silver medalist Marvin Bracy defeated Commonwealth Games Champion Ferdinand Omanyala at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Meeting, which is a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver level held on Tuesday (30) in Luzern, Switzerland.

This will be the first time that Bancy beats Africa fastest man after their three meetings. The American crossed the line first in a time of 10.17 with the Kenyan coming home second in 10.18 seconds.

Ferdinand Omanyala gifts Kenya first ever gold medal in 60 years

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala lived to his expectations as he won Kenya its first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal in sixty years at the ongoing Birmingham Games.

Omanyala posted 10.02 seconds as he thrashed the defending champion Akani Simbine from South Africa who crossed the line in second in 10.14 seconds.

South Asia’s fastest man, Yupun Abeykoon from Sri Lanka closed the first three podium finishes in10.14 seconds.

What time is 100m final at Commonwealth Games?

One of the most anticipated events of the 2022 Commonwealth Games is fast approaching.

With athletics and para athletics events in full swing, all eyes have turned to the track and field in Birmingham.

Some of the most talented athletes in the world will be aiming to write their name into the history books at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium – and one of the first landmarks of the athletics schedule sees the final of the 100m sprint.

What date are the 100m finals at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

The men’s and women’s 100m finals will take place on Wednesday 3 August. It will be one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the sporting calendar.

Where will the 100m finals of the Commonwealth Games 2022 be held?

The 100m finals will be held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The venue has played host to the opening ceremony of the Games and will also be used for the closing ceremony.

The stadium, which first opened in 1976, has been the home of UK athletics since 2011.

With the new west stand in place, the stadium will be able to hold 18,000 spectators in its permanent configuration, while additional temporary stands will be in place to increase the overall attendance to 30,000.

What time are the 100m finals for the Commonwealth Games 2022?

On Wednesday 3 August, men and women will compete in a semi-final sprint which will determine who qualifies for the 100m finals.


  • Men’s 100m semi-final – 7.10pm
  • Women’s 100m semi-final – 7.35pm


  • Men’s 100m final – 9.30pm
  • Women’s 100m final – 9.45pm
Who are the favourites to win gold in the men’s 100m final for the Commonwealth Games 2022?

In the men’s 100m, the outstanding favourite is reigning Commonwealth Games champion Akani Simbine. The South African, who also won silver in the 4x100m relay on the Gold Coast, has odds of 8/11 to win gold.

The second favourite is Ferdinand Omanyala of Kenya who won gold in the African Championships in 2022 for both the 100m sprint and the 4x100m relay.

Who are the favourites to win gold in the women’s 100m final for the Commonwealth Games 2022?

In the women’s 100m, the clear favourite to win gold is Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica.

The 30-year-old has won gold in the 100m and 200m in both the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Source: nationalworld.com

Ferdinand Omanyala sails to the next round

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala sailed through to the 100m semi-finals after winning his heat five race at the ongoing Commonwealth Games  that are being held in Birmingham.

The 26 year-old won his heat in a time of 10.07 and was followed by Emmanuel Eseme from Cameroon who crossed the line in a personal best 10.08 seconds.

Samwel Bitonye Imeta also made it to the second round after  coming home second in heat nine with a personal best of 10.12

Fred Kerley runs the second fastest time

Olympics 200m silver medallist, Fred Kerley ran the second fastest world leading time in 100m race at the USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Oregon.

The 27 year-old sensational ran a sizzling world leading time of 7.77 seconds erasing the Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala from Kenya’s time of 9.85 that he set by beating him at the Kip Keino Classic.

The 2019 World 4x100m relay gold medallist had produced a new world lead of 9.76 in the semi-finals – the sixth fastest time ever – before going on to capture the glory at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Marvin Bracy-Williams came home in second with a personal best of 9.85 with Trayvon Bromell closing the podium three finishes in 9.88.

The top three are set to join Coleman at the worlds. Coleman already has his ticket as the 2019 champion.

Ferdinand Omanyala crushes out of 200m race in Mauritius

Africa’s 100m champion, Ferdinand Omanyala crushed out of the men’s 200m race held on the fourth day of the 22nd edition of the Senior African Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Omanyala finished in third place in heat number 7 a time of 21.16.

The heat was won by World U20 100m champion, Letsile Tebogo from Botswana who crossed the line in 20.48 seconds.

More to follow…

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.