Commonwealth Video games begin correct for Kenya as Athletics weapons off with Omanyala first up

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 – The Commonwealth Video games begin correct for Workforce Kenya on Tuesday morning with the athletics program getting underway on the newly refurbished Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The opening day program will contain varied preliminary races however most Kenyan eyes shall be on new poster boy Ferdinand Omanyala who begins his quest for gold within the preliminary rounds on Tuesday morning.

However, there shall be a gold medal occasion with the ultimate race on the monitor at 10:35pm with the ultimate of the lads’s 10,000m whereas there will even be preliminary races within the ladies’s 100m and the 800m in addition to the lads’s 400m hurdles.

“We’re happy that we’re beginning the athletics program and we’re assured that the crew will carry out properly and add on to extra medals for Workforce Kenya,” stated Nationwide Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) president Paul Tergat.

His sentiments are shared by Athletics Kenya boss (Rtd) Lt. Gen Jackson Tuwei who stated; “We place confidence in our crew and we all know we are going to do properly and produce extra medals for Kenya.”

Right here is Workforce Kenya’s Athletics program on the opening day:

12:40pm – Males’s 100m Preliminaries

Ferdinand Omanyala and Samwel Imeta will each symbolize Kenya on the Commonwealth Video games. PHOTO/ Timothy Olobulu

Kenya shall be represented by Omanyala, the African document holder in addition to Samwel Imeta each of who competed on the African championships.

Omanyala will run his Warmth at 1:08pm and shall be in lane eight. He’s the quickest man within the Warmth with a 9.77secs private finest time and a 9.85secs season’s finest.

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Namibia’s Gilbert Hainuca and Cameroon’s Emmanuel Eseme are the closest rivals he may have inside his wings as they each have a private better of 10.16secs, even slower than Omanyala’s dropping time on the semi-finals of the World Athletics Championships.

Imeta, with a Private finest time of 10.25secs will compete in Warmth 9 at 1:36pm and is the third quickest in his spherical with Cejhae Greene of Antigua working 10.02secs this season whereas Rohan browning of Australia has run 10.08secs.

1:50pm – Girls’s 800m Preliminaries

Mary Moraa celebrates after profitable the 400m in a brand new Nationwide document. PHOTO/ Timothy Olobulu

Kenya shall be represented by World Championships bronze medalist Mary Moraa and Jarinter Mawia. Moraa begins off in Warmth One the place she will even be up towards Uganda’s 2019 World Champion halima Nakaayi and South Africa’s rising star Prudence Sekgodiso.

Mawia, the African champion, competes in Warmth Three the place competitors is predicted from English World Championship silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson.

2:15pm – Girls’s 100m Preliminaries

Nationwide champion and document holder Maximila Imali and Millicent Ndoro will compete within the ladies’s 100m

Imali will compete in warmth two alongside Jamaican dash Queen Elaine Thompson Herah whereas Ndoro shall be in Warmth Three.

9:10pm – Males’s 400m Hurdles

Kenya will even have two representatives within the one-lap hurdle race with Wiseman Had been and William Mbevi. Had been compete in Warmth One and Mbevi in ​​Warmth two.

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10:35pm – Males’s 10,000m ultimate

Kenya’s Edward Zakayo after profitable the 5000m bronze Commonwealth Video games medal

Kenya may have a possibility of including it is medal rely with the primary and solely ultimate of the day, the ten,000m. Kenya’s line up has Daniel Simiu contemporary from the World Championships, 5,000m bronze medalist from Gold Coast 2018 Edward Zakayo and Kibiwott Kandie.

Defending champion Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda is not going to be current to defend his crown, and can go away the duties to compatriot Jacob Kiplimo, bronze medalist from the Olympic Video games in Tokyo final 12 months.

With no Ethiopian illustration, that is anticipated to be a duel between the Kenyans and the Ugandan.

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