Africa’s Fastest Man Omanyala Breaks National 60m Record Again
Olympian and Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has broken the national record in 60 metres indoor again.
The Kenya Sportsman of the Year award winner on Saturday evening clocked 6.60 seconds to win the men’s 60m dash at Meeting Metz Monselle Athlelor in Metz, France.
In the process, Omanyala broke the national record he had set eight days ago at World Indoor Tour’s Miramas Meeting where he set a time of 6.63 seconds on his debut in the 60 metres.
It is also at Miramas Indoor Meeting that he not only broke the national record once but twice.
He broke the 17-year-old national record in the heats where he clocked 6.65 before dipping it further to 6.63 in the final as he finished first.
Initially, Paulvince Obuon held the national record over the distance having clocked 6.70 seconds on January 28, 2005 at State College, United States.
Omanyala’s time is also the fastest time run at the Miramas Stadium having eclipsed the previous record of 6.68 set by Iranian Hassan Taftian in January last year.
Currently, the African record is held by Ghanaian Leonard Myles-Mills at 6.45 seconds while American Christian Cole holds the world record of 6.34 seconds.
Omanyala will also compete at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in Paris on February 17.
Dennis Ombachi Wows Fans With Video Of Son’s Swimming Skills
Dennis Ombachi, popular rugby player and chef has set tongues wagging after sharing a snippet of his toddler son showcasing that he can float on water and swim to safety.
Ombachi took to his Instagram page to share a video throwing the little boy into the water, leaving many in shock.
In the short video, the rugby player lifted his son up, kissed him, then he tossed him into a swimming pool by the leg.
“Four weeks since we started water safety classes and my son graduated today, officially water safe!” Ombachi gushed on Twitter about his son’s abilities.
Once in the water, the baby boy quickly gets himself to a floating position and kicks his feet moving forward steadily. It appears that he can get himself out of a pool and even keep his head up to breathe after having been taught the life skill early on.
Following the child’s accomplishment, Ombachi said that he is a “proud father”
“Proud of you my naughty boy, you’re finally Water Safe, less worries for us when you are out of our sight having successfully completed your water safety class. Happy graduation day,” he wrote on Instagram.
Since his early Monday morning post, the self-taught chef has been trending on Twitter, with over 5000 tweets being made about him, with netizens sharing mixed reactions.
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Juniors Intensify Training Ahead Of World Under-20 Championships
Athletics Kenya (AK) is impressed with the progress made by inferior athletes at the ongoing vacation camp.
The camps are aimed at preparing athletes for the World Under-20 tournament in Cali, Colombia.
AK President Jack Tuwei who was speaking in Kapsumbeiywo All4Running youth camp which is headed by former world
800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei, said he was impressed by the turnout of the youth in colorful camps.
“We have 26 camps across the country and we are happy because they are training well thanks to the government who have helped in funding them. As a federation we shall do our part and make sure we get some of the best from these camps,” Tuwei said.
Kenya will be seeking to retain the title for the younger team for the third time in a row in the tournament set for August after winning in Tampere, Finland in 2018 and again last time in Nairobi.
AK youth head trainer Robert Ngiserei said the early medication will enable the country to present a strong platoon across the all events.
“At the Youth Sub Committee, we have embraced this program as it will help us improve more on the development of talent which will ensure our country remains as an athletics powerhouse,” Ngiserei said.