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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.

 

Ferdinand Omanyala sails easily to 100m semi-final in Mauritius

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala sailed to the 100m semi-finals after winning his heat one 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 ran the fastest time in the heats of 10.05 seconds beating the close opponent the 2019 Africa Games Champion, Raymond Kevwo from Nigerian to second place in 10.11seconds.

Omanyala will be on the start line with his compatriot Samuel Imeta who also sailed in the second heat after finishing second behind the defending champion and the second fastest man in Africa Akani Simbine. Both pulled 10:34 seconds and 10:14 respectively.

Benjamin Kigen to defend his title as Kenya names team for Africa championships

Reigning Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen will be seeking to defend his water and barrier title at the 22nd edition of the Africa championships that will be held from 08 June to 12 June  in Reduit, Mauritius.

Kigen who is the World Military Games champion has named alongside the 2015 African Junior Champion Abraham Kibiwott and Geoffrey Kirwa

The 2015 Africa Games Athletics championships silver medalist Boniface Mtunga Mweresa is back into the National team after serving his two-year ban for use of higenamine, a prohibited substance in sports.

The 28 year-old will be competing in 400m alongside two time’s National champion, Collins Omae Gichana and William Rayan.

Athletics Kenya named the final squad of 68 athletes, 34 men and 34 women that will be representing Kenya at the bi-annual championships.

The team will be under the tutelage of Julius Kirwa where Kenya will have teams in men and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.

Three-time World 10,000m bronze medallist Paul Tanui will be chasing his maiden win.

Final team

Women

  1. 100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo
  2. 100m hurdles -Priscilla Tabunda
  3. 200m -Maximilla Imali, Millicent Ndoro, Eunice Kadogo
  4. 400m – Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua
  5. 400m hurdles -Jane Chege, Ann Mwangi
  6. 800m -Jarinter Mawia, Naomi Korir, Vivian Chebet
  7. 1500m -Purity Chepkirui, Winny Chebet, Brenda Chebet
  8. 3000m SC- Jackline Chepkoech, Cellphine Chespol, Carren Chebet
  9. 5000m – Beatrice Chebet, Caroline Nyaga, Nesphine Jepleting
  10. 10,000m -Alice Aprot, Judy Komen, Brilliant Chepkorir
  11. 4x100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Mercy Chebet
  12. 4x400m- Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua, Joan Cherono
  13. 20km Race Walk- Sylvia Kemboi, Emily Ngii, Grace Wanjiru
  14. Hammer- Lucy Omondi, Linda Oseso, Roselyne Rakamba
  15. Javelin- Martha Musai

Men

  1. 100m- Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno
  2. 110m hurdles -Wiseman Were, Michael Musyoki,
  3. 200m -Ferdinand Omanyala, Dan Kiviasi, Mike Mokamba
  4. 400m-Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa
  5. 400m hurdles-Wiseman Were, William Mbevi, Rotich Kipkorir
  6. 800m -Noah Kibet, Nicholas Kebenei, Elias Ngeny
  7. 1,500m -Abel Kipsang, Kumari Taki, Daniel Munguti
  8. 3,000m SC -Abraham Kibiwott, Geoffrey Kirwa, Benjamin Kigen
  9. 5,000m -Daniel Simiu, Ismael Kirui, Michael Kibet
  10. 10,000m-Kenneth Kiprop, Julius Chepkwony, Paul Tanui
  11. 4x100m –Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno, Dan Kiviasi, Hesbon Ochieng
  12. 4x400m- Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa, Kennedy Kimeu, Nathaniel Kipng’etich
  13. 20km Race Walk -Samuel Gathimba, Heristone Wanyonyi, Simon Wachira
  14. High jump –Mathew Sawe, Asbel Kiprop
  15. Triple Jump- Gilbert Pkemoi, Isaac Kirwa, Philip Mwendwa
  16. Hammer- Dominic Abunda
  17. Javelin –Julius Yego, Alexander Kiprotich, Methusela Kiprop
  18. Decathlon-Edwin Too, Gilbert Koech
  19. Team manager- Ainsworth Maragara

Ferdinand Omanyala sails to the 100m Finals at National Championships

Africa’s fastest man in 100m race, Ferdinand Omanyala sailed to the finals on the second day of the Athletics Kenya National Championships that was held on Wednesday (26) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Omanyala who was representing the National Police Service (NPS) took the honors easily in his heat after crossing the line in 10.14 which is slower than his finishing time on the first day of 10.02.

The 26 year-old was followed by Hesborn Ochieng from Kenya Prisons Service, who crossed the line in 10.62 with Robinson Motende closing the first three finishes in 10.76.

In the second heat, Denmark’s Tazama Kamanga who trains here in Kenya, clocked 10.66 and was followed by Mark Kangethe who was representing the Universities in 10.69 with Moses Wasike from Nairobi Region closing the first three places in 10.81.

Samuel Imeta from Kenya Defence Forces took the honors in the final heat with 10.53 while Uganda’s Benson Okoth came home in second place in 10.55 with Duke Ogoti from the National Police Service coming in third in 10.86.

Another Record for Ferdinand Omanyala in Nairobi

Kenya’s sensational and Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala smashed the Stadium Record at the 3rd Athletics Kenya Track and Field Meeting event that was held at Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday (5) in Nairobi.

The 26 year-old ran the World Leading time of 10.00, which is the third fastest time ran on home soil after breaking the African record with a time of 9.77 seconds behind American Trayvon Bromell at the 2021 World Athletics Continental Tour that was held at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

Omanyala was followed by Samuel Imeta who crossed the line in second in a time of 10.36 with Stephen Oluoch closing the podium three finishes in 10.55.