Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala hot form continued after setting a new national record in the men’s 100m race after clocking 9.86 seconds during the International Josko Running Meeting in Andorf, Austria.
Omanyala had earlier clocked 9.96 seconds in the semi finals of the meet before going on to better the record with a 9.86 seconds run in the finals.
During the national trials for the Tokyo Olympic games Omanyala timed 10.01 seconds to break the national record held by Mark Otieno.
At the Tokyo games Omanyala would run a blistering 10.00secs. in the semi finals, missing out on the final place but had a national record in the bag.
Omanyala has now broken the record four times and expressed his desire to running a sub 9 after his return from Tokyo.
Ferdinand Omanyala becomes the 23rd fastest man this year globally and the fourth fastest in Africa.
Jamaica’s 100m,200m world record holder and 8 time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is ranked first with 9.58 seconds ,America’s Tyson Gay is second 9.69 seconds while Jamaica’s Johan Blake is ranked third 9.69 seconds.