President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined fellow Kenyans in congratulating speedster Ferdinand Omanyala for winning Kenya's first gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.
The President termed Omanyala's global win of the 100m dash as a groundbreaking achievement for Kenya, an athletics powerhouse that's not renown for prowess in short races.
"It was super exciting to watch Ferdinand win the 100m dash in style and earn our country her first gold medal in Birmingham. The win is a groundbreaking achievement not just for Ferdinand but for the whole of Kenya's athletics because he has excelled in a domain that's not traditionally ours," the President said.
At the same time, President Kenyatta congratulated Betty Chelangat and Reynold Cheruyiot for winning Kenya gold in women's 3000m and men's 1500m, respectively, at the ongoing World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.