omanyala the fifth!!!!
Written by munika remjuice on July 18, 2022
Omanyala the africas fastest man became the fifth in Oregon’s athletics on Sunday’s world semifinals race. The position that made him uncomfortable after he promised to clinch the top position earlier. Omanyala recorded 10:14 seconds during the race that took place early Sunday of 17th July.
Africas 100m champion came fifth after Oblique Seville of Jamaica who clocked (9:30), Marvin Bracy (9:93), Aaron Brown (10:06), and Favour Oghene of Nigeria (10:12).he had qualified for the semi-finals after emerging third during the first race where he clocked 10:10 seconds.
Ferdinand said that the challenges he faced made her stronger and he has received encouraging messages from friends including the USA Michael Jackson.
“Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter. Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. No matter how much falls on us, we keep moving,” he said
Due to the delays in getting his visa, Omanyala had only three hours to prepare before his first race which took place at 4:30 am on Saturday. Kenyans are calling upon the government to investigate what was behind his delay in acquiring the visa and those responsible to be brought to book.
‘Well done Omanyala. Despite all you went through, you did what you had to do! We are proud! As for the Ministry of Sports, if what we are hearing is true, the despicable act must be investigated and action was taken against those responsible,” Willis Raburu, a citizen tv journalist applauded him.
Speculations reveal that Omanyala’s body looked compressed which might be the long travel that might have caught up with him following a last-minute dash on Friday that saw him leave Nairobi at 6:00 pm EAT.he arrived three 3hours to his first race time.
The world’s fastest man Fred Kerley of the USA won heat two of the semi-final in 10.02 making it to the final. Defending champion Chris Coleman(10.05) was the second.
Kenyans are still hopeful for Omanyala and the African nationalities as well for his victory in the coming competitions. The team behind Omanyala is yet to give a report of what might have happened making him not clinch the top position. Is the visa issue one of the obstacles? He got a good record and he is still energetic, which makes Africans feel hopeful for the future to come. However, the government is asked to invest heavily in this veteran sprinter for he is really determined and passionate about his sporting carrier. Not only for himself but for our own common good too.