Nairobi – Commonwealth and African 100m champion Ferdinand Omanayala has been named because the LG/Sports activities Journalists Affiliation of Kenya (SJAK) participant for July following his spectacular efficiency in Birmingham.
The 26-year-old star dash king grew to become the primary Kenyan in 60 years to win the Commonwealth Video games title on August 3.
Omanyala clocked 10.02 s to overhaul defending champion Akani Simbine of South Africa in 10.13 s.
Omanyala instructed Capital Sport: “I’m actually completely happy to have gained this award, not solely this time however for the second time. I wish to thank LG and SJAK for this gesture because it all the time serves as a reward for working exhausting for different gamers. is an incentive.” Receiving award.
He added; “I wish to maintain successful it and subsequent yr I promise I will win extra.”
For his troubles, Omanyala was awarded an LG Synthetic Clever 8kg washer retailing Sh105,000, and was accompanied by his spouse, who was completely completely happy after being relieved of duties courtesy of the prize.
In being named better of August, she defeated Kenya Sevens star Billy Odiambo, who broke the 100-try mark on the Los Angeles Sevens, Mary Mora who gained bronze on the World Championships and the Commonwealth 800m title, in addition to Paralympian Helen Vavira. claimed bronze. Para-powerlifting competitors additionally in Birmingham.
Double 1500m world champion Religion Kipyegon was additionally on the checklist of nominees who ran the second quickest race in historical past within the Monaco leg of the Diamond League.
Different nominees embrace netball participant Beatrice Bucho, Jacqueline Chepkoch for successful 3000m steeplechase gold on the Commonwealth Video games on August 5, Faisal Aidan of the Fairness basketball group, and Religion Chatotitch for successful 3000m steeplechase gold on the World Athletics U20 Championships in Pascual Guerrero Had been. Stadium.
“By means of the partnership with SJAK, LG is actively supporting the popularity and recognition of sporting expertise in Kenya. The award goals to acknowledge distinctive Kenyan sportspersons and girls every month for his or her achievements in a wide range of disciplines and contributions to It additionally displays our dedication to the event of the game within the nation,” Advertising and marketing Supervisor LG East Africa Changhyun Kim stated in an announcement learn by Advertising and marketing and Communications Boss Maureen Kemunto.
SJAK President Chris Mbassi thanked LG for his or her continued help over the previous eight years.
“With the month-to-month award, we’re seeing a rising variety of upcoming and gifted sports activities personalities amongst them successful the Wimbledon Open Junior class and successful the award for a report thrice. Rewarding sportspersons and girls is a vital step in all disciplines. lashing out at sports activities personalities fans,” he stated.