Omanyala promises thrilling show at the Botswana Grand Prix

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ATHLETICS Omanyala promises thrilling show at the Botswana Grand Prix

Abigael Wafula 17:46 - 18.03.2023

Three-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will lead the women's field at the event.

Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala has promised a great show as he lines up for the 100m race at the Botswana Gold Grand Prix scheduled for April 29 in Gaborone. 

The Africa 100m record holder is bubbling with excitement ahead of the event noting that people should expect fast times.

“We are going to Botswana on April and I can assure you it’s going to be a show. We are coming to make that field go down and run fast times because I’ve been told it’s a fast track,” he bullishly said.

Omanyala, who has a personal best time of 9.77 over the distance, had a great start to the season with an indoor tour in France.

The outing saw him set a new national record of 6.54 over 60m in Lieven. Out of the four races he competed in, Omanyala won three of and placed second in one. He also broke his own national record twice.

The tour also saw him defeat the Olympic champion, Marcel Jacobs. During the second Athletics Kenya meet, Omanyala stunned the masses as he obliterated the strong field to win the 100m in 9.81. The time he recorded was, however, not ratified by the World Athletics.

Meanwhile, three-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has also announced that she will be returning to Botswana.

She expressed her excitement towards kicking-off her season at the event and also promised a great show.

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