Ferdinand Omanyala

Ferdinand Omanyala is a Kenyan athlete who specializes in the 100 metres and 200m races.

Omanyala, 26, is the reigning Commonwealth 100m Champion- a title he bagged in August 2022 to become the first-ever Kenyan to win a gold medal in the sprint race at the commonwealth games. 

In addition, Omanyala won the African Championships in athletics in a record 9.93 seconds to become Africa’s fastest man. 

His prowess in major sprint races in 2022 led to his nomination as a candidate for Honouree for the 12th edition of the African Achievers Award.

He holds a personal best record of 9.77 seconds, a record he registered in 2021, making him the fastest man in Africa in the history of the 100 metres race. 

 In January 2022, Omanyala won the Athlete of the Year in the Sports Personality of the Year Awards after his tremendous breakthrough as a Kenyan sprinter.