Athletics Kenya declines to ratify Omanyala's record

Athletics Kenya declines to ratify Omanyala's record

This communication serves as another blow to Omanyala, who is returning to competition after completing a ban for doping and successfully lobbying AK through the Sports Disputes Tribunal to let him compete.

Ferdinand Omanyala/Photo/Ferdinand Omanyala

Ferdinand Omanyala’s 10.01 time recorded at the Making of Champions (MOC) meet in Lagos, Nigeria on 30 March will not be ratified as a new national record by Athletics Kenya.  This further hampers his hopes of representing Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics as this time was within the qualification threshold of 10.05 seconds for the 100m.

The reason?

The event was not sanctioned by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

Communication from the AFN to AK reads, “Please note that the AFN, under the leadership of Hon Gusau, did not enter into any agreement or partnership with anybody or group known or addressed as 'Making of Champions' for any competition, especially one referred to as third Making of Champions Grand Prix. For the avoidance of doubt, the competition in question was neither by the AFN nor was the AFN part of its organisation.”

With this communication serves another blow to Omanyala, who is returning to competition after completing a ban for doping and successfully lobbying AK through the Sports Disputes Tribunal to let him compete.  

 

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