By Uche Dozie
Star Kenyan athlete, Ferdinand Omayanla opened his outdoor season at the third leg of ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series in Potchefstroom, ahead of Clarence Munyai who finished second in the race.
The African record holder saw off the South African who was 2021 World Relay 4x100m gold medallist in a time of 10.11s.
The SA’s 200m record holder clocked 10.20s while SA Commonwealth silver medalist, Emile Erasmus came third in 10.42s.
“My target is to go under 10 seconds. The chilly weather here didn’t allow that but I believe I can do it in my next race at Germiston,” said the 26-year-old Omanyala.
The Olympic semifinalist is participating in his first race after last month’s indoor championship in Belgrade where he could not reach the final.
He runs next at the ASA Athletics Grand Prix 4/Continental Tour Challenger on Wednesday next week at Germiston Stadium, Johannesburg and his desire is to beat South African big athlete, Akani Simbine.
“I wanted to run against my old rival Akani Simbine and I will run against him in Germiston next week…I want to make Kenya proud by winning gold at the World Championships in the USA to show that I am an African 100m record holder” Omanyala said after the race.”
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