Omanyala record first loss of the year

National 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala lost his first race this year during the Leichtthletik Meeting in Dessau, Germany.

Dubbed ‘Anhalt’ the Africa record holder failed to revenge against Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon Mudiyanselage in the 100m race yesterday.

 Going into the championships as the best runner with 9.77, was beaten by Abeykoon at the heats where he posted the fastest time in the two heats of 10.23. Abeykoon finished second in that group after clocking 10.30.

Omanyala settled for second place in 10.14 against the winner’s 10.06. Sri Lankan national record holder Abeykoon had won in Dessau in 10.16 in 2020, while it was the first time Omanyala was running in the German city.

The duo had met at the Castiglione International Meeting in Italy, Yupun beat Omanyala in the 200m after winning 100m.

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