The Olympics dust has barely settled, and Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala is back to his record-breaking ways.
Ferdinand Omanyala joins the sub 10 club
On Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 Omanyala joined the sub 10 club, breaking his own record.
The 25-year-old Speedster broke his own 100m national record for the fourth time this year.
He clocked 9.86 seconds, a winning time at the men’s 100m International Josko Lauf Meeting in Austria.
Earlier in the semi finals of the same race, the University of Nairobi student went under 10 seconds for the first time, winning in 9.96 seconds.
Ferdinand Omanyala reacts to joining the sub 10 club
In celebration to finally breaking the 10 seconds barrier in the 100m sprint, Omanyala posted, “Finally! A sub 10. 9.96!!!! It just had to come in Austria. Finals coming up in a short while. Thank you Lord.”
A few moments later Omanyala went ahead to win the race, and broke his own record for a whooping fourth time, in reaction to his win he posted; “Somebody tell me I am not dreaming! This will sink in years later.”
In the just concluded Olympics, Omanyala made history as the first Kenyan to reach an Olympics mens’ 100m semi-finals, breaking the Kenyan record twice, recording a time of 10.01 and 10.00 in the heats and semi-finals respectively.
Omanyala is now placed eighth in the world rankings.
His next race will be at Lahti Motonet Grand Prix on Aug. 19, 2021, in Finland.
Ferdinand Omanyala is 0.02 Secs from equalizing African 100m best time
With the 9.86 record, Ferdinand Omanya is 0.02 seconds shy of equalizing the African 100m best time set by South African Akani Simbine.