Ferdinand Omanyala Kicks Off Outdoor Season With a Win In South Africa’s ASA Grand Prix

Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala on Wednesday comfortably secured a win at the ASA Grand Prix.

The competition that went down at Tuks stadium in Pretoria, South Africa saw the 100m Africa record holder clocked 10.12 secs win.

Omanyala finished ahead of host of South African athletes on home soil, putting a positive start to his outdoor season.

South Africans Benjamin Richardson finished second in 10.22 secs.

Rivaldo Roberts came in third, while his compatriot Samwel Imeta finished fourth in 10.34 secs and 10.39 secs respectively.

Ferdinand Omanyala’s Outdoor Season 2023

Speaking on the win, the Commonwealth champion said he was gunning for a sub-10, but revealed he will still target the same in his next competition.

“A win is always a win. In anything you celebrate. We really wanted to do a sub-10. Every race counts but on to the next. We hope it will be faster. Still targeting a sub 10 in the next race,” said Ferdinand Omanyala.

Omanyala is still set to compete on Wednesday, 19th April at the 2nd ASA Grand Prix at the Gemiston in South Africa.

On 29th April, he will compete in Botswana at the FNB Golden Grand Prix, he will then proceed to the USA on 6th May at the Atlanta City Games.

The sprinter will then complete his outdoor season on home turf at the Kipkeino Classic on 13th May in Nairobi.