Olympic semi finalist Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala crushed his own Kenyan record in the 100m at the Josko Lauf Meeting in Austria.
Omanyala timed 9.96 at the semis of the men’s 100m at the International Josko Running Meeting in Andorf, Austria to qualify for the finals. He went one better in the finals when he clocked 9.86 to once again set a new record.
“Somebody tell me am not dreaming. This will sink in years later; thank you to my management; thank you Andorf, Austria. On to the next; see you in a bit Helsinki. Cheers to second chances,” Omanyala said.
The results are the latest in a fruitful season for the University of Nairobi student who has broken the national record four times on his way to the Tokyo Olympics and back to the country.
At the national trials for the Tokyo Olympics in June, he timed 10.01 to break the previous record by Mark Otieno.