The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has shed light on some of Kenya’s upcoming personalities. One of these new entrants flagging the Kenyan flag high is Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa from Bungoma County. This article looks into his biography, highlighting his background, age, personal life, and career journey.
Ferdinand Omanyala Age and Place of Birth
Omanyala was born in 1996 and will be turning twenty-five on 3rd August 2021. He was born to his parents who brought him up in Bungoma, ensured his academic training was fully supported. Ferdinand is born into a family of five brothers.
Ferdinand Omanyala Education Background
He began his education in Bungoma before his enrollment at the University of Nairobi for his higher education training. Kamusinga high School became where his Rugby journey began. Omanyala is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University.
Ferdinand Omanyala Career Journey
His career as an athlete traces back to his younger days when he took an interest in sports. He was a Rugby player at the University of Nairobi before he went into sprinting. He is a 100m sprinter and is pushing the limits in that space. In the ongoing Tokyo Olympics that was postponed last year due to the Covid-19 situation, Ferdinand Omamnyala made history.
He became the first Kenyan to compete in the 100m sprint semi-finals. There, he set a national record of 10.00 seconds.
In a celebration that was closely followed by his family in Bungoma and other Kenyans across the country, he expressed his gratitude and an intention to continue representing Kenya to the best of his ability.
Ferdinand Omanyala Personal Life
Ferdinand’s mother is his number one fan. She is fully supportive of his son and his endeavors. In an interview with the media, Omanyala’s mother said that she was proud of her son’s achievements thus far at the Olympics and promised to bring her son’s favorite meals upon landing at the airport. His favorite meal is fish and ugali.
Ferdinand Omanyala Contact
Instagram – @Ferdiomanyala
|Real Names||Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa|
|Age||24 (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Bungoma|
|Year of Birth||1996|
|Profession/Career||Sprinter, Rugby Player|