"We don't fear anybody; We can win, why not?"- Kenyan sprinters at the Olympics

for Tv47 Digital July 25, 2021, 08:26 AM

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Ferdinand Omanyala during the Olympics qualifying trials at Kasarani. He is confident of victory at Tokyo 2020. PHOTO/COURTESY

Otieno said he plans to approach the race tackling each step at a time. "I am looking forward to reaching the final and to seeing who is going to take the medals," he said.

Sub-10 Seconds

For his part, Omanyala hopes to break 10 seconds at the Games. "It doesn't matter what kind of sub-10 it will be - 9.60, 9.50, I will receive it," he said. Bolt's world record stands at 9.58.

Otieno said he looked up to American Trayvon Bromell as an inspiration and admired how he was able to recover from injury and work his way back into Olympics contention. Bromell produced the fastest time of 9.77s this year and is favourite for gold but Omanyala says the race is anybody's. read more
"I don't fear anybody," he said. "I am going to that race knowing that I am also the same as these guys, we have all qualified," he said. "I can win it, why not?"

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