Ferdinand Omanyala hits the studio to record gospel song after mixed 2023 season

Ferdinand Omanyala hits the studio to record gospel song after mixed 2023 season

Abigael Wafula 14:00 - 29.09.2023

Africa's fastest man shared a video of himself in the studio thanking God after a mixed 2023 track season.

Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala has had a mixed 2023 track season, but above everything, he remains grateful to God. 

He has been able to achieve most of his targets and due to that, he went to the studio to record a gospel song, thanking God for holding hands throughout the season.

As reported by Standard Group, Omanyala shared a video clip of himself in the studio recording the song named Unastahili Kuabudiwa.

He captioned the video saying: “Reflecting on how God has been great. Having time with God through worship.”

Omanyala opened his track season with an indoor tour where he was only one out of the four races he was competing in. During his indoor tour, he also beat Olympic champion Marcel Jacobs.

He then started his outdoor tour at the second Athletics Kenya meet where he dominated before heading to the ASA Grand Prixes where he reigned supreme before heading to the Botswana Golden Grand Prix where he won.

He jetted back to the country for the Kip Keino Classic and did not disappoint on home soil then made his first appearance in the Diamond League Meeting in Rabat, Morocco.

He finished third in Morocco before proceeding to finish second in the Meetings in Florence, Italy, and Paris, France.

The 27-year-old then jetted back into the country for the National Championships and the World Championships National Trials where he dominated in both events. He proceeded to the Diamond League Meeting in Monaco where he made a statement one more time.

At the World Championships, he faced a huge setback after stumbling to finish seventh. He was hopeful of making history at the event but Botswana’s wunderkind Letsile Tebogo ran away with the much-coveted title of becoming the first African to win a medal at the World Championships.

Omanyala did not rest and he proceeded to the Gala dei Castelli and 59. Palio Citta' della Quercia, finishing second in both races before switching up to win the Memorial Borisa Hanžekovića.

Africa’s fastest man then ended his season at the Prefontaine Classic with an impressive third-place finish behind Americans Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman.