Kenyan sprinter and Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has broken his silence after bowing out of the World Athletic Championships in Oregon, USA.
The 26-year-old finished clocked 10:14 seconds coming fifth behind Jamaica’s Oblique Seville and Marvin Bracy of the USA who finished first and second after clocking 9:90 seconds and 9:93 seconds respectively.
Taking on social media, the sprinter noted that it is through challenges that people become stronger and how much falls he must keep on going.
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“Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter. Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. No matter how much falls on us, we keep moving.” Said Omanyala
After failing to get his visa approval on time, the fastest man in Africa managed to qualify for the semi finals of the same event even after arriving a few hours to the kick off.
Kenyans were angered by the move calling on the government to probe the incident after it was established about 30 joyriders attended the event at the expense of taxpayers. Officials at the American embassy raised eyebrows in the number of number of attendants forcing delays in clearance of Omanyala who was to fly later for the games.