Omanyala breaks national record in Mondeville, France

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Omanyala competing in Mondeville. PHOTO/Courtesy

African 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala broke the national 60m record on Wednesday night, after running a blazing 6.55secs to win at the Mondeville Indoor meeting in France.

Omanyala surpassed his previous mark of 6.57secs that he also set in France last year, as he won his first race of the year.

The Commonwealth Champion edged out Ivorian Arthur Cisse who beat him in his first indoor meet last weekend in Miramas, where he clocked 6.60secs to finish fourth. Cisse was second clocking 6.59secs.

According to Omanyala, his target was to go lower than his time last weekend, and he ended up setting a new record.

“I am delighted of course. It was a fantastic race and this is exactly what I had wanted, to run below 6.60secs. It is a really great improvement and I am looking forward to do more,” Omanyala said.

Omanyala will now shift his attention to the third indoor meet in the French capital Paris on Saturday.

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