Fan’s favorite Ferdinand Omanyala produced what promised to be a show stopping performance at the Kip Keino Classic 2023 over the weekend.
Omanyala posted a 2023 world-leading time of 9.84 seconds, ahead of Olympic 200m silver medalist Kenneth Bednarek and world 100m silver medallist Marvin Bracy.
The Africa record holder who now looks to the world championship in August said he’s aiming for gold.
“I’m aiming for Gold come August at the World Championship. That’s all I can promise my country Kenya.” He shared.
Sha’ Carri Richardson Wins Women’s 200m at Kasarani Stadium
In women’s 200m, USA sprinter Sha’ Carri Richardson surged to victory in a meeting record time of 22.07 seconds ahead of compatriots Kyra Jefferson and Shannon Ray.
American Twanisha ‘TeeTee’ Terry won the women’s 100m in 10.86 seconds ahead of Zoe Hobbs from New Zealand and Belgian Rani Rosius.
In men’s 200m Canadian Aaron Brown won ahead of Americans Kyree King and Joseph Fahnbulleh.
Kenyans Shine at Kip Keino Classic 2023
Other Kenyans who shined in the fourth edition of Kip Keino Classic include Mary Moraa, who won the women’s 800m race in 1:58.83.
Beatrice Chebet won the women’s 5,000 m in 15:15.82 ahead of Margaret Chelimo and Judith Kiyeng.
Kenyan Ishmael Rokitto finished second in men’s 5000m behind Ethiopian Lemi Tedese.
Daniel Simiu Ebenyo won men’s 10,000m in 28:09.94, while Edwin Kipkemoi and Stanley Njihia finished second and third.
Hannah Mwangi won the women’s 400m hurdles in 57.44 ahead of Diana Chebet, while Peter Mwangi reigned supreme, throwing 16.25 meters in Shot-put.