Kenyan sprinter Ferdinard Omanyala has his eyes set on breaking the world record set by legendry Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt in the 100-meter race.
The record by Bolt stands at 9.58 seconds.
Speaking to Radio Citizen on Tuesday, December 14, Africa's fastest man stated that he is determined to challenge the record and set a new one in the near future.
2021 was a good year for Omanyala who shuttered his own record of 9.86 together with Africa's record of 9.84 set by South Africa's Akane Simbine to post his own of 9.77 at Kip Keino Classics in Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.
“I think 2021 has been my year, I was targeting to break the African record which I managed but now focus shifts to the world record.
"Competing against the world greatest like Americans Trayvon Bromell and Justin Gatlin wasn’t easy, and they always encouraged me and I believe I can break Bolt record,” Omanyala remarked.
He further urged the Government to invest in the infrastructural development of sports complexes in the country to promote sports in general.
“Being an athlete, I have travelled many parts of the world and sometimes I try to compare sports stadiums in Europe and Kenya and for sure there is a very big difference. The Government needs to uplift the stadiums standard as it is one way of promoting not only athletics but sports in general," Omanyala insinuated.