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Kenya: Omanyala Eyes Podium End At World Relay Championships


Nairobi — Commonwealth Video games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala says one in all his key goals this 12 months is to shine on the World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas in Could this 12 months.

Omanyala mentioned he doesn’t need to merely take part on the biennial competitors however to compete and make it to the ultimate.

“I’m actually obsessed with workforce sports activities and I’m actually hoping we are able to push the 4x100m relay workforce to the Olympics. We have to get that workforce to the World Relays on Could 4 and get to the finals. I hope my teammates are working as arduous as I’m as a result of we have to work as a workforce,” the African 100m champion mentioned.

The World Relays will likely be held for the fourth time within the Caribbean island since its inception in 2014, with one of the best performers qualifying for the summer time Olympics in Paris and subsequent 12 months’s World Championships in Tokyo.

Omanyala inspired his potential teammates to up the ante of their coaching to make this dream a actuality.

“We have to work as a workforce and ensure we take that workforce to the Olympics as a result of as soon as we make it to the ultimate, we are going to qualify for Paris in addition to the World Championships. After all, it is going to be enjoyable and video games to go on the market and take part however we’re previous that stage of merely taking part in competitions,” he mentioned.

Omanyala added: “We’re a state of affairs the place we need to go on the market and be seen as rivals. I hope that every one my teammates are actually placing that in thoughts and we’ve got the identical targets and desires in thoughts.”

Omanyala already boasts a relay title gained on the 2022 African championships in Reduit, Mauritius – together with Mike Mokamba, Samwel Imeta and Dan Kiviasi within the males’s 4x100m.

On the final version of the World Relay Championships in 2021 in Silesia, Poland, Kenya completed third on the workforce standings with 24 factors – 13 behind winners Poland and 9 behind second-placed Italy.

On the medal standings they completed sixth with three medals – two silver within the 4x200m males’s relay and 2x2x400m blended relay in addition to a bronze within the shuttle hurdles blended relay.

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