Ferdinand Omanyala is Kenya’s hope for a medal in short track races in international competitions. Kenya has been, for a long time, the powerhouse for long distance races. We have won various medals and championships for races longer than 400m. However, with Omanyala’s rise, this could change.

According to official records, Omanyala, who recently participated in 100m hits in Oregon, is the fastest man in Africa and the joint-third fastest in the world in 2022. He holds the African record in the 100m with a best time of 9.77 seconds.

Ferdinand Omanyala’s 9.85 seconds this year trails America’s Fred Kerley (9.76 seconds) and Trayvon Bromell (9.81 seconds).

When Kerley and Omanyala met in Nairobi on May 7, he was beaten by the African record holder.

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Moroti Okemwa
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Okemwa is a graduate of Economics & Statistics from UoN. He works as a freelance writer and during his free time he watches movies, listens to music and follows politics.