Ferdinand Omanyala wins the 100m GOLD at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Gold medallist Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala celebrates after winning the men’s 100m final athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day six of the Commonwealth Games in...

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Gold medallist Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala celebrates after winning the men’s 100m final athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day six of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 3, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala won the men’s 100m at the Commonwealth games in a time of 10.02 sec ahead of his South African rival Akani Simbine who came second in 10.13 sec.

‘Once I got a good start I knew I would win the gold. When I crossed the line I felt like jumping for joy.’

This is Kenya’s first Gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth games.

Omanyala had previously experienced Visa hitches that saw him arrive in Oregon just hours before the start of the 100m where he reached the semi-finals.

“Visa challenges are faced by all Kenyans and people daily, in this case I was no different.

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