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Athing Mu dominates the Athlete of the Year Awards

Tokyo Olympic Games 800m champion, Athing Mu has dominated the 2021 Wing Awards and Athlete of the Year Awards that will be held at the 2021 Night of Legends on Saturday, December 4 in Orlando, Florida.

The voting has now been opened for fans to choose their favorite athlete of the year and the best performer with the Jesse Owens, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Wing Awards.

USATF will present all awards as part of the Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida The event will also include the USATF National Track and Field Hall of Fame class of 2021 induction ceremony.

The awards have been presented annually since 1981; the Jesse Owens Award and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award are USA Track & Field highest accolades.  This is United States highest award for the sport, it bears Jesse Owens’s name in recognition of his significant career, which included four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games.

The winners will be selected by the fans and media by voting to choose their most outstanding male and female athletes, winners are selected by a combination of fan and media votes.

The Wing Awards honor a variety of top performances, including Best Olympics Performance for Track as well as Field, and Breakout Performer.

Nominees are:

Female Athlete of the Year:

  1. Valarie Allman
  2. Allyson Fellix
  3. Sydney McLaughlin
  4. Athing Mu
  5. Katie Nageotte

Male Athlete of the Year:

  1. Kenny Bednarek
  2. Rai Benjamin
  3. Ryan Crouser
  4. Fred Kerley

Best Olympic Track Performance:

  1. Rai Benjamin
  2. Allyson Felix
  3. Sydney McLaughlin
  4. Athing Mu

Best Olympic Field Performance:

  1. Valarie Allman
  2. Ryan Crouser
  3. Katie Nageotte

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year:

  1. Courtney Freirichs
  2. JuVaughn Harrison
  3. Cole Hocker
  4. Fred Kerley
  5. Athing Mu
  6. Molly Seidel

Ferdinand Omanyala, I will give my best at Kip Keino Classic

Kenya National Record holder in 100m, Ferdinand Omanyala has promised to give the best shot tomorrow as he faces the United States great Justin Gatlin at the 2nd edition of the Kip Keino Classic, a leg of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour which will be held at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on 18 September 2021.

Omanyala was in high spirit as he met Gatlin during the final presser for the Continental tour that was held at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi.

The 25 years-old enjoys the fastest time that he set twice of 9.86 during the final race at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria.

“I want to give my best as I face the world’s best in 100m. Everyone is at his best and everyone is looking to run the best time and take the title,” Said Omanyala

Gatlin, a silver medalist from the 2019 World Championships in Doha, is the fifth fastest man. Trayvon Bromell will look to end his season on a high after the disappointment of missing out on the Olympic final, having only reached the semis despite arriving in Tokyo with the world’s fastest time on paper of 9.77secs.

Omanyala will also face Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley also from the USA.

Ferdinand Omanyala to battle Justin Gatlin

Kenya’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala will battle Justin Gatlin at the 2nd edition of the Kip Keino Classic, a leg of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour which will be held at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on 18 September 2021.

Gatlin arrived in the country this morning and he will race alongside Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley, also of the United States. Compatriot Trayvon Bromell who is the fastest man this year over the 100m is also in the country as they will be lined up to showcase one of the toughest race on the Continent.

The 25 years-old enjoys the National Record that he set twice of 9.86 during the final race at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria.

Omanyala last month made a debut in the Diamond League in Brussels where he finished in fourth place in 10:10.02 seconds. The race won by American Kerley who pulled 9.94 seconds. Kerley led a podium sweep with Bromell coming in second in 9.97 and Michael Norman closing the first three podium finishes in 9.98.

Gatlin, silver medalist from the 2019 World Championships in Doha,  is the fifth fastest man. Bromell will look to end his season on a high after the disappointment of missing out on the Olympic final, having only reached the semis despite arriving in Tokyo with the world’s fastest time on paper of 9.77secs.

Ferdinand Omanyala impresses in big boys club as he debuts in Brussels

Kenya’s National 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa tested the big boys’ league as he made his debut at the Brussels Diamond League meeting that was held on Friday Night (3) at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme in the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

Omanyala, who failed to advance to the Tokyo Olympics final, made history as the first Kenyan to reach the semis.

The 25 years-old enjoys the National Record that he set twice in 9.86 during the final race at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria.

Ferdinand Omanyala poses after dipping the sub 10 at theat the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria. Photo Ferdinard Omanyala

Omanyala finished in fourth place in 10.02 seconds with the race won by American Fred Kerley who pulled 9.94 seconds. Kerley led a podium sweep with Trayvon Bromell coming in second in 9.97 and Michael Norman closing the first three podium finishes in 9.98.

Ferdinand Omanyala to debut at Brussels Diamond League

National 100m champion Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala will be making his Diamond League debut at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday evening.

After making his debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, Omanyala will be up against American Fred Kerley, South African Akan Simbine, American Trayvon Bromell and Michael Norman.

Omanyala, who failed to advance to the final, made history as the first Kenyan to reach the semis at the Olympics.

The 25 years-old Enjoys the National Record that he set twice in 9.86 during the final at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria a fortnight ago.

Olympic 5,000m silver medallist, Hellen Obiri, who is also the reigning World 5,000m champion, Margaret Chelimo, Lilian Kasait, Beatrice Chebet, Eva Cherono and Daisy Cherotich are the Kenyans who will compete in women’s 5,000m.

They will be up against Tokyo Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, Ethiopia’s Gidey Letensebet and fast-rising Francine Nyonsaba from Burundi.

Shock as USA miss out on Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

The USA team arrived in Tokyo with three of the fastest 100-meter sprinters in the world this year, making it the heavy favorite to win the men’s 4×100 relay.

Team USA trotted out four of its fastest sprinters – Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker and Cravon Gillespie – in the preliminary round of 4×100 competitions, finishing sixth in their heat.

The American unit was stripped of their silver medals after London 2012 due to Tyson Gay’s doping ban.

The U.S. finished behind China, Canada, Italy, Germany and Ghana in its heat, with a time of 38.10 with top three teams automatically qualified for the final, with the next two fastest advancing on time.

The American team was stripped of their silver medals after London 2012 due to Tyson Gay’s doping ban.