Ferdinand Omanyala Earnings at 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships

Ferdinand Omanyala Earnings at 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships

Edwin Kiplagat
March 2, 2024 at 9:41 AM
  • Ferdinand Omanyala finished 4th in the men's 60m at the World Athletics Indoor Championships
  • Christian Coleman set a new world lead to take gold while his compatriot Noah Lyles finished second
  • The 28-year-old Kenyan star's wait for an indoor medal continues, but he earned some money

Ferdinand Omanyala's 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships ended in disappointing fashion on Friday evening.

The Kenyan sprinter narrowly missed out on a medal in the final of the men's 60m, which was won by American Christian Coleman.

The American took gold in 6.41 seconds, the new world lead this season, while the Kenyan finished fourth.

Ferdinand Omanyala, World Athletics Indoor Championships, Glasgow, Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Ackeem Blake
Ferdinand Omanyala will look to get a medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Photo by Carmen Mandato.
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Omanyala was looking to secure his first major global medal since taking gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Kenyan was impressive in the first two rounds of the event in Glasgow. In the first round, he clocked 6.52 seconds, then recorded the same time in the semi-final, when he went up against Noah Lyles.

He finished second behind the outdoor 100m champion but comfortably reached the final. He was the fourth fastest in the semi-final. World record holder, Coleman, finished his heat in a world-leading time of 6.43 seconds.

In the final, Omanyala had a great start. He was ahead of Lyles but behind bronze medalist, Jamaica's Ackeem Blake and gold medal winner Coleman. Lyles recovered to finish second behind Coleman, while Blake held on for third, per World Athletics.

Lyles used 6.44 seconds, while Blake clocked 6.46 seconds.

The Kenyan will now have to start his preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Omanyala finished eighth in the 100m at the World Championships in August 2023.

Omanyala earnings in Glasgow

The 28-year-old's wait for a medal continues, but he returns home with a cheque. The top six will be rewarded with cash.

Gold medal winners get $40,000, silver medalists get $20,000, and bronze medalists get $10,000. Fourth-place finishers get $8,000, fifth get $6,000, while sixth placed athletes get $4,000, per journalist Travis Miller.

Therefore, Omanyala returns home with $8,000. When converted to Kenyan shillings, it is 1,175,658 (1USD=145KES).

What Omanyala earned in Budapest

Sports Brief earlier reported on what Omanyala earned after finishing seventh in the men's 100m in Budapest.

The 27-year-old clocked 10.07 seconds, and despite a good start, he didn't have the top-end speed others had.

Omanyala took home $6,000 following his disappointing performance, working out to a total of KSh 865,760.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.