Ferdinand Omanyala wins 100m gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has won Kenya’s first #CommonwealthGames men’s 100M gold since 1962. Omanyala crossed the finish line in 10:02 to dethrone Akani Simbine of South Africa who finished second place in 10.13 sec.

Yupun Abeykoon from Sri Lanka hauled bronze in 10.14 sec.

Omanyala handed Kenya its first gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games happening at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, central England.

“We have been looking forward to this and thanks to my team and the Kenyans who have supported me throughout this journey,” said Omanyala, adding that he used the challenges he faced towards the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon as a stepping stone to good performance.

Ferdinand Omanyala now turns his focus to the men’s 4x100m where he hopes to anchor his team to victory.


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