Ferdinand Omanyala Plans For New Season
Ferdinand Omanyala plans for new season
Kenya’s sensational sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala will use the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Europe in February to fine-tune his starts ahead of the 2022 World Athletics Championships, which will be held July 15-24 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Omanyala is also currently Africa’s 100 metres record holder. He broke the old record which was set by South Africa’s Olympian Akani Simbine in Kenya this year.
Omanyala stated Wednesday that he will take part in four indoor races in France in February and, thereafter, compete in the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 18-20.
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In February, France will host seven World Athletics Indoor Tour silver and bronze events.
“I start late in the 100m events, so the 60m indoor races will be excellent for me.” “My game strategy for the new season is to work on my starts and the entire first phase of the 100m races,” said Omanyala, who has been training hard at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani.
Omanyala stated that the year 2021 was a memorable one for him, as he achieved numerous goals in his racing career. “I was trending for three months, but there’s a lot to look forward to in 2022,” Omanyala said after paying a courtesy call on Athletics Kenya (AK) President Jack Tuwei.
Omanyala expressed gratitude to AK for the chances provided to sprinters but requested the federation to expand its sprinting programs.
“We only have four events in a season, but it would be my pleasure if they were increased to between six and eight.”
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“We only have four events per season, but it would give me great pleasure if they were increased to 10 to 15 competitions.” “I’d also like to have all of the events timed electronically,” Omanyala, who has already been signed by the National Police Service team, stated.
Omanyala stated that he is excited about the new season and expects to compete against this year’s quickest man, American Trayvon Bromell.
Fellow athletes should visit AK’s offices at Riadha House on a regular basis to find out what the administration is doing for the sport, according to the sprinter.
Tuwei praised Omanyala’s achievements but cautioned him not to give up his quest for greater renown.
When Omanyala finished second behind Bromell in the men’s 100m at the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour on September 18, he set a new Africa record of 9.77 seconds at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on his home soil, Kenya.