- Omanyala recently became the fastest man in Africa, clocking 9.77 seconds in the 100m at the Kip Keino Classic
- The Kenyan sprinter was rewarded a swanky new car by a betting firm who happen to be his sponsors
- His time made him the eighth-fastest man of all time, despite finishing second to the USA's Trayvon Bromell
Kenyan sprint sensation Ferdinand Omanyala is the proud owner of a brand new Toyota Harrier.
Omanyala, 25, was gifted the swanky new gift along with an undisclosed amount of money by a popular betting firm on Wednesday, September 23 after his impressive showing at the Kip Keino Classic.
As reported by TUKO.co.ke, Omanyala, after an impressive performance at the summer Olympics in Tokyo, kept his momentum going, smashing different records in different events.
But the penultimate event was on home soil in Kasarani, when he beat the likes of the legendary Justin Gatlin to emerge second in a race won by Travyon Brommel.
The betting firm’s congratulated Omanyala for his new gift as he expressed delight in associating with the current fastest man in Africa.
“We as a company are proud to associate ourselves with Omanyala who has proved beyond all means that Kenya can conquer the world in the field of athletics, his character, resilience, endurance and performance is aligned with our core values as a company,” Kimathi said as he handed the keys to the sprinter.
8th fastest man of all time
Thanks to his sprint time of 9.77 seconds at Saturday's Kip Keino Classic meeting in Nairobi , Omanyala broke the previous record of 9.85s set by South Africa's Akani Simbine in July, making him the fastest human being in Africa.
On a global scale, Omanyala ranks eighth overall and it is fair to say he belongs to the elite list that features the likes of Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake.
Despite his feat, Omanyala is still determined to soar even higher as he revealed during the Wednesday event that he is now aiming for a world record.