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Ferdinard Omanyala wins the LG Sports Personality Award for September

Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala has been named the LG Sport’s Personality for the month of September.

Omanyala achieved the feat following his stellar performance at the Kenyan round of the prestigious 2021 Kip Keino Classic where he smashed his own National Record and setting a new African Record of 9.77

Kenyan National 100m record holder finished second behind American Trayvon Bromell in a World Lead time of 9.76 while former Olympic and World Champion Justin Gatlin was third in 10.03.

“I have been nominated many times for this award and today I am happy to win it. It is always good to be appreciated back home for your exploits. I thank LG and SJAK for thinking about sports men and women, it means a lot because our efforts are recognized,” a happy Omanyala, who was accompanied by his wife Laventer Amutavi said.

He added, “I am training hard, working on perfecting my start because I will be going for the big boys next year. We have many events like the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, African Championships and I am certain I will post better times.”

In winning the coveted monthly award, Omanyala took home an LG SolarDOM Oven worth Ksh 65,000 which is a 3-in-1 oven that is used for heating, grilling and baking.

To win the September Award, Omanyala floored other top nominees including the late Agnes Tirop, Malkia Strikers captain Mercy Moim, Sharon Chepchumba, Gladys Ekaru and Noah Kibet.

Ferdinand Omanyala contract terminated by his management

DBA Africa has terminated its contract with the Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala.

According to a press release dated Monday, September 27, DBA Africa Sports Management said that it has terminated their contract with the sprinter who has attracted global attention.

The company, in its statement, highlighted its pivotal role in enabling the athlete compete in local, continental and international championships including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that propelled him to fame.

“We are proud to have played a huge role in enabling him to compete around the continent resulting in attaining four qualifying times for the Tokyo Olympic Games and achieving many national records and personal best,” read part of the statement.

Speaking to athletics.co.ke on phone, DBA Africa Programs Director Lylle Asiligwa said it terminated its engagement with the athlete owing to different value sets represented by each faction.

We have parted ways with Omanyala. Our parts have become different from Omanyala because we don’t share the same values, and vision,” one of the representatives from DBA Africa stated.

Asiligwa added that the Kenyan sprinter approached them in December 2020 and have worked with him for a good part of the year so far.

Omanyala has not yet responded to the new developments to give his side of the story.

Omanyala in recent weeks has been the talk of the town due to his record-breaking race at the second edition of the Kikeino Classic continental Tour that was held at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.

Omanyala was beaten by a hundredth of a second by United States Trayvon Bromell who ran the fastest time in 2021 of 9:76 that put him in history books as the sixth fastest track sprinter over the distance.

Ferdinand Omanyala runs the second fastest time in the world

 Ferdinand Omanyala became the eight fastest man in history fo 100m race when he thrashed  Akani Simbine African record at the 2nd edition of the Kip Keino Classic, a leg of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour that was held at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on 18 September 2021.

Omanyala was beaten by a hundredth of a second by United States Trayvon Bromell who also ran the fastest time in 2021 of 9:76 that put him in history books as the sixth fastest track sprinter over the distance.

The fine end to the season comes after both Bromell and Omanyala missed out on the men’s Olympic 100m final. The American was the hot favourite for individual gold going into Tokyo 2020 with the fastest time on paper of 9.77 secs.

World 100m all-time list

  1. Usain Boldt            (JAM) 9.58
  2. Tyson Gay               (USA) 9.69
  3. Yohan Blake            (JAM) 9.69
  4. Asafa Powell           (JAM) 9.72
  5. Justin Gatline          (USA) 9.74
  6. Trayvon Bromell      (USA) 9.76
  7. Christian Coleman    (USA) 9.76
  8. Ferdinard Omanyala (KEN) 9.77

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.