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Omanyala wins 100m to give Kenya first gold at Club Games

Omanyala bowed out in semis in the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

In Summary

•Omanyala clocked 10:02 seconds under windy situation to become the first Kenyan since Seraphine Antao in the 1960 to win gold in the sprints at a major championship.

•Defending champion Akani Simbine of South Africa took the silver in 10:13 secs with Sri Lankan Yukun Abeykoon taking bronze in 10:14.

Ferdinard Omanyala after winning his 100m heat in Birmingham
FILE Ferdinard Omanyala after winning his 100m heat in Birmingham
Image: KELLY AYODI (MEDIA TEAM)

Africa 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala won Kenya's first gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Omanyala clocked 10:02 seconds under a windy situation to become the first Kenyan since Seraphine Antao, who won gold in 1960 in the sprints at a major championship.

Akani Simbine from South Africa finished second after running in 10.13 seconds to take silver as Sri Lankan Yupun Abeykoon took bronze in 10.14 seconds.  

Omanyala bowed out in semis in the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

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