Omanyala seeks to reclaim glory at season-ender event in Zagreb
Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala has exuded confidence ahead of his last race of the season at the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour, the Memorial Borisa Hanžekovićon September 9 to 11 at Sports Park Mladost, Zagreb, Croatia.
Omanyala who since participating in the Commonwealth Games, has come second in the two events he has featured.
The University of Nairobi student is now in a positive mood heading to his last race of the season after posting impressive results.
“Heading to my last race of the season with positivity, happiness and gratitude to God for the great season He has given to me and to my fans all over the world. Never underestimate your abilities people,” Omanyala posted on his social media platforms.
Omanyala, for the secondweek running, came in the second position during the just concluded World Athletics Continental Silver Tour.
He was beaten by American Noah Lyle’s in the 100 metres at the ISTAF Berlin 2022 in Germany on Sunday.
Despite Omanyala boasting of the fastest time on the list lined up with a season-best of 9.85 seconds did not perform as expected.
On the other hand, Lyles entered the race with third-fastest times this season on the entry list of 10.05 behind Omanyala (9.85) and Ivorian Arthur Cisse (10.02), stunned all to bag the crown in a new season best of 9.95.
Omanyala was pushed to second place and clocked 10.11 for second place as Jeremiah Azu of Great Britain wrapped up the podium places with 10.16 on the nine-man list.
Africa and Commonwealth Games champion before the race in Berlin had settled for a second during the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern in Switzerland on August 30, 2022.
Omanyala managed to finish second in 10.18secs, behind Bracy who won the race in 10.17secs.