(ANSA) – NAIROBI, JUL 14 – Ferdinand Omanyala, African record holder in the 100 meters, has announced the renunciation of the Athletics World Championships that begin tomorrow in Eugene as he has not yet received a visa. “I’m giving up my trip to Oregon. Even if I get a visa today, it’s too late,” said the Kenyan sprinter, 26, who was due to participate in the heats tomorrow. “It’s over. There’s nothing I can do. It’s been the longest day of waiting (of my life) and I don’t like waiting,” he added. Yesterday the sprinter announced on social media that he was still awaiting a visa.
At the Tokyo Games, Omanyala was the first athlete from Kenya, a country known for its cross-country skiers, to reach an Olympic semifinal in the 100 meters. (HANDLE).