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Omanyala and Kimani working on podium finish at Paris Games

Reigning Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala has set his focus to compete at the Olympic Games after dominating Indoor championships across the world.

Speaking on NTV yesterday, Omanyala reiterated to why he made the right decision to change the coach as he targets to finish on the podium at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

“I don’t want to proceed to the Olympic season with a lot of doubts in my mind because such a situation is bound to impact negatively on my performance.”

He said that he settled on coach Geoffrey Kimani in a frantic bid to turn around his fortunes after he spent several years honing his sprinting skills under Duncan Ayiemba.

“My performance was not consistent. For the last two seasons, I noticed that I could kick off my campaign on a high note only to fizzle out at crucial moments,” he added.

He has been forced to adapt to a new experience given the rigorous and high-intensity training regimen he is being taken through by his new tactician.

“It’s like a culture shock, something I’ve never experienced before. It was a difficult first week and I was on the verge of quitting and returning to my previous state. But having a strong mindset was helpful,” he observed.

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