Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has warmed the hearts of Kenyans after emerging victorious in the Commonwealth Games.
Omanyala won the men’s 100 metres making him the first Kenyan to win the race since 1960.
He dethroned the defending champion Akani Simbine after running 10.2 seconds.
Simbine settled for the the second position by running 10.13 seconds while Sri Lankan Yukun Abeykoon took the bronze in 10:14.
For the glory and honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you so much for the support and the positivity. pic.twitter.com/P7Ina6crjO
— Ferdinand Omurwa OMANYALA (@Ferdiomanyala) August 4, 2022
The win sparked reactions from netizens who congratulated the sprinter for the iconic moment in Birmingham.
Andy Kabira: Congratulations Omanyala. You are a motivation to many of us who feel stuck in life. May God Bless you and may this be a motivation to all of us who feel like giving up in life. Proud Kenyan.
Sakwa Brian: The champ rose above the hate and ridicule to bag another gold for his country. A lesson that needed to be learned.
Nelson Kimathi: Congratulations! You did it once again, making the nation joyful and full of pride. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
Raila Odinga: Africa’s fastest man, a son of our soil, @Ferdiomanyala, you have made our entire nation proud. Your victory exemplifies the results of focus, courage, consistency and sacrifice. Congratulations!
William Ruto: Kenya’s gem and Africa’s fastest man @Ferdiomanyala gets gold at the Commonwealth Games, clocking 10.02 seconds. What a man! We are proud of you.
Benard Pamba: We really love you Ferdinand Omanyala. As a country, we are happy for you have made us proud. May you continue with the same undying spirit.
Ken Martin: I still remember your first interview how no one believed in you until you proved them wrong
Congratulations brother keep shining.
Amina Fakii: I really like the version of living a legacy behind something that people would positively remember you for Congratulations Omanyala you have made us proud.
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