(ANSA) – NAIROBI, JUL 13 – The fastest man in Africa, Ferdinand Omanyala, is fighting against time while waiting for a US visa to be able to compete in the World Athletics Championships. “Unfortunately I haven’t left for Oregon yet and the 100 meters are in 2 days. Seen late !!” the 26-year-old Kenyan sprinter wrote on Instagram.
Omanyala, who set the African record of 100 meters in 9 “77 in September last year, will compete in the heats in Eugene on Friday. He is currently the third fastest man in the world this season behind Americans Fred Kerley and Trayvon Bromell.” We are anxiously awaiting the US Embassy to issue visas for a number of athletes, including Omanyala. We hope they can leave today, “said Barnabas Korir, executive member of Athletics Kenya. (ANSA).
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