Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa excels in the 100- and 200-meter distances. He presently holds the African record for the 100 meters after finishing in 9.77 seconds on September 18, 2021, in Nairobi, making him the eighth fastest man in history overall.
How tall is Ferdinand Omanyala Height?
The Kenyan sprinter is currently 1.75 meters tall. Ferdinand Omanyala’s weight is currently 86 kg. (as of April 2022).
Who is Ferdinand Omanyala?
Due to a positive drug test in August 2017 by the Kenya Anti-Doping Agency, Ferdinand Omanyala was given a 14-month suspension (ADAK). On the other hand, his coach, Duncan Ayiemba, was given a two-year suspension for the same.
As a result, he was banned from all sports endeavors by Athletics Kenya, Kenya’s national regulating body for sporting endeavors (AK).
Ferdinand made the most of his training opportunities while under suspension until his comeback in 2018. After the suspension, he returned to athletics and was twice chosen to the Olympic team in 2019.
But because of the ongoing injunction between him and AK, he was not chosen. Despite some people saying that he wouldn’t represent Kenya if he had a history of doping.
However, Omanyala insists that his standing in’s participation in the Olympics after having fulfilled his suspension is appropriate.