Africa’s 100 m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala is upbeat ahead of the Africa Senior Athletic Championships this week.
Omanyala is among the Kenya contingent of 55 athletes, 25 women and 30 men that are set to compete in Reduit, Mauritius, where the championships will run from June 8 to 12 at Cote d’Or National Sports Complex.
The African champion said he is out to fight for medals in the upcoming event saying he has recovered from an injury that kept him out of the World Athletics continental tour.
“I want to go to Mauritius and fight for medals and that’s my focus for now,” Omanyala said.
The athlete who competes in their events, 100 m, 200 m and the relays said he is in perfect form and his preparations have been at par heading to Mauritius.
“My preparations were great I can’t complain,” said Omanyala.
This will be the first assignment for Omanyala after he was laid off in the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold at the Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czech Republic last Tuesday.
In another interview with a local daily team, Kenya captain Collins Omae has described the Africa Senior Athletics Championships that start on Wednesday as special.
Omae, the national 400 m champion, noted that many sprinters and field event athletes will be hoping to strike the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games qualifying standards before the national trials.
The national team will be hoping to surpass results from the previous edition in Asaba, Nigeria in 2018 where they managed 19 medals.
Kenya led the continent with 11 gold, six silver and two bronze medals.