Omanyala and Simbine to battle for gold in Mauritius

Omanyala and Simbine to battle for gold in Mauritius

Ferdinand Omanyala posted the fastest time in the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres to set up a final showdown with South African Akani Simbine at the African Athletics Championships in Mauritius.

Ferdinand Omanyala

Ferdinand Omanyala posted the fastest time in the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres to set up a final showdown with South African Akani Simbine at the African Athletics Championships in Mauritius.

The African record holder posted a time of 10.07sec to qualify from the first heat, joined by Namibia’s Gilbert Maseko Hainuca and Noa Bibi from Mauritius.

He is to meet Simbine, who lost the continental record to Omanyala, when he ran 9.77 at altitude in Nairobi.

In heat three, Simbine finished in 10.09 to qualify with Emmanuel Matadi of Liberia and Nigerian Raymond Ekevwo.

Cameroon’s Eseme Emanuel Alobwede finished first in heat two, moving into the final with South African Henricho Bruintjies.

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