- Name : Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa
- Age : 26 Years ( August 2022)
- Date of birth : Jan 2 1996
- Nationality : Kenyan
- Height: 1.7 meters
- Sport : Sprinter
- Marital status: Married
- Birth place : Nairobi Kenya
- Weight 84 Kg
- Zodiac Sign : Capricorn
- Net worth: $200,000 (Ksh 22 Million)
Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa is the fastest man in Africa. He is a Kenyan sprinter focusing on 100m and 200m races. Omanyala is Africa’s 100m record holder (9.77s) and he is 8th fastest man in the planet. Ferdinand is aiming to become the world’s fastest man by breaking Usain bolt’s record. Omanyala is a Kenyan by birth and is married to one wife.
Omanyala birth and Early life.
Ferdinand Omanyala is Kenyan by birth and his both parents are Luhya. Luhya is a native Bantus speaking ethnic group found in Western Kenya in East Africa. Fred Omanyala was born in family of 5 brothers and was raised in Bungoma before relocating to Nairobi where he currently resides. Ferdinand was a playful kid and developed interested in sports after joining high school. He played Rugby due to his wide body where he participated in Safaricom’s U20 Rugby Series.
Omanyala Sporting Career
The Athlete started his career locally back on 2016 where he would win almost all of the competition he competed. His coach, Duncan Ayiemba discovered his talent and knew he was capable of participating internationally in 2017. He was selected to participate in Bahamas Olympics. He also participated in Tokyo Olympics where he also did well. In August 2017, together with his coach was banned from participating in any Olympics after he tested positive positive for prohibited substance. The Anti Doping Kenya Agency (ADKA) handed him a 14 months ban and his coach Duncan Ayiemba was banned for 2 years. Omanyara took that bann period to practice even harder. In 2018 he was shortlisted to participate in Olympics. Unfortunately he was not selected.
Medals and Records.
Omanyala has participated in several national and international Olympic. In 2022, he won the Kip Keino Classics in Nairobi. This race made him very popular where President Uhuru Kenyatta commended him for his sprinting prowess. He recorded a 9.77s to become Africa’s fastest man. In July 2022, he participated in USA Champion Olympics unfortunately he was kicked out in Semis. In July 3 Ferdinand Won gold for Kenya after 60years in 100m men race in commonwealth games.
Omanyala wife and kid.
He is married to Laventa whom he med back in 2016 when they were both participating in sports. The two blended very well and after meeting again in December 2016 the decided to move in together. The couple has been together for the last 5 years and are setto celebrate their 6th anniversary in December 2022.
They welcomed their first child together Quinton Finn Omanyala
Omanyala Net worth.
As an outstanding athlete, he has won several medals including Kip Keino Classics gold and Commonwealth Olympics gold among others. He is estimated to be worth $ 200,00 (Ksh 22 M) as of August 2022.
He also owns a Toyota Harrier which he was awarded by Odibet after breaking the Africa 100m record. Omanyala also confirmed that Harrier was his dream car.