Ferdinand Omanyala, world’s best mark of the year in 100 meters


the kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanya became the great hero of the meeting Kip Keino Classic from Nairobiwhich belongs to the gold continental circuit, winning this Saturday in the final of 100 meters with a time of 9.84 seconds, the best world record of the year.


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Omanyala, current champion and African distance record holder, dropped 7 hundredths off the best course record so far, the 9.91 set by the Bahamian terrence jones last April 15 at Gainesville (United States).

A mark not good enough to approach the 9.77 seconds held by the Kenyan as the record Africa from 2021, but it was enough to clearly beat American Kenny Bednarek, current Olympic and world runner-up in the 200 meters, who finished second with a time of 9.98.

African record that Omanyala seems to have in mind, which can be seen not only by the 9.60 drawn on one of his wristbands, but also the 9.78 seconds signed by the Kenyan two weeks ago in Botswana, yes, helped by a favorable winds of 2.3 meters per second nullified the mark.

A fact that did not detract from the superstar treatment he was given by the public that attended the Moi stadium in the Kenyan capital. In the lower and lower middle country, for now, while the roar of the stands is clear, the new hero is a sprinter, Ferdinand Omanyala.

Omanyala’s performance was not the only highlight of a meeting where the Pole Wojciech Nowickidouble Olympic hammer champion, also rose to the top of the world ranking of the year with a throw of 79.78 meters.

Another of the great talents of Kenyan athletics, 18-year-old Emanuel Wanyonyi, also signed the best world record of the year, winning the 800-meter final with a time of 1:43.32 minutes.

Wanyonyi, fourth at last year’s World Championships in Eugene, dropped almost two seconds off the current best course record, the 1:45.10 set by Brazilian Eduardo Ribeiro on Sunday.

Another promising Kenyan, Reynold Kipkorir Cheruiyot, current sub-20 world runner-up, also did not disappoint, setting the world’s best mark of the year in the 1,500m by winning in a time of 3:32.01 minutes .

A world best mark of the year was let by American Sha’Carri Richardson to escape in the 200 meters, prevailing in a time of 22.07 seconds, despite jogging the last forty meters of the test with arms open in greeting in public.

The American, who leads the world ranking of the year with 10.76 seconds that he signed on May 5 in Doha, cannot lower the 21.91 seconds that the athlete from Saint Lucia Juien Alfred has as the best mark of the season.

The non-winner was Polish Anita Wlodarczyk, triple Olympic hammer champion, who had to settle, with a best throw of 70.27 meters, with third place in the final where American Janee Kassanavoid prevailed with a best attempt of 74.25 meters . .

Manu Quijera, seventh in the javelin

The only Spanish representative in the Kip Keino Classic is Navarrese manu quijerawho placed seventh in the javelin throw final with a best attempt of 75.74 meters.

Not enough distance to discuss the victory for the Belgian Timothy Herman, who won the victory with a mark of 87.35 meters ahead of the double world champion, the athlete from Granada Anderson Peters, second with a throw of 85.72 meters

Source: La Verdad


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