Omanyala and Kipyegon Qualify For Olympics 2024

Omanyala and Kipyegon Qualify For Olympics 2024

Kenyan Olympic trials were held on Saturday, 15th June, at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.

Faith Kipyegon

The weekend Olympic trials were the first race she competed in since last September’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. The 30-year-old dominated from start to finish in a wonderful display of athleticism. The double Olympic champion, clocked 3:53.99, to secure the 1, 500-meter quota.

Faith posted the fastest time ever in the women’s 1500m on Kenyan soil. She celebrated her sheer excellence as Chepchirchir finished second (3:58.46) with U.S.-based Susan Ejore, coming third (4:00.22). The four-time world champion also won the 5000m on Friday. She got better of Beatrice Chebet, the 10,000m world record holder, who also secured a spot in the 5, 000 meters.

Ferdinand Omanyala

Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala, was a show-stopper this weekend. He stormed to the finishing tape to a world lead of 9.79 in the Olympics trial. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic finalist, led from the blocks and to the tape, leaving no room for doubt. He has proved himself once again and he will be a highlight sprinter at the Stade de France later this summer. His close rival, Mark Otieno was second in 10.12 as Meshack Babu timed 10.20 for third.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi

Emmanuel Wanyonyi, the world silver medallist, clocked victory in the 800m finals. This is after the controversial semi-final where he was tripped, to finish sixth.

Omanyala and Kipyegon Qualify For Olympics 2024
Emmanuel Wanyonyi celebrates after breaking road mile world record on competitive debut at Nyayo Stadium

He made a successful appeal, and was all out, not taking any chances, in Saturday’s final. He led from the front with a world lead and a personal best of 1:41.70. Wanyonyi finished ahead of Wycliffe Kinyamal (1:42.50) and Koitatoi Kidali (1:42.66).

Full List of Kenya Athletics Team to Paris 2024 Olympics

  • Ferdinand Omanyala (100m men)
  • Mary Moraa (400m &800m)
  • Zablon Ekwam (400m)
  • Wiseman Were (400m men hurdles)
  • Lilian Odira (800m women)
  • Emmanuel Wanyonyi (800m men)
  • Wycliffe Kinyamal (800m men)
  • Faith Kipyegon (1500m & 5000m women)
  • Nelly Chepchirchir (800m women)
  • Susan Ejore (800m women)
  • Reynold Cheruiyot (1500m men)
  • Kyumbe Munguti (1500m men)
  • Timothy Cheruiyot (1500m men)
  • Faith Cherotich (3000m SC women)
  • Beatrice Chepkoech (3000m SC women)
  • Jackline Chepkoech (3000m SC women)
  • Amos Serem(3000m SC men)
  • Simon Koech (3000m SC men)
  • Abraham Kibiwott (3000m SC men)
  • Beatrice Chebet (5000m women)
  • Ronald Kwemoi (5000m men)
  • Jacob Krop (5000m men)
  • Edwin Kurgat (5000m men)
  • Lilian Kasait (10,000m women)
  • Margaret Chelimo (10,000m women)
  • Daniel Mateiko (10,000m men)
  • Nicholas Kipkorir (10,000m men)
  • Bernard Kibet (10,000m men)
  • Samuel Gathimba (20km race walk men)
  • Peris Jepchirchir (Marathon women)
  • Hellen Obiri (Marathon women)
  • Brigid Kosgei (Marathon women)
  • Eliud Kipchoge (Marathon men)
  • Benson Kipruto (Marathon men)
  • Alexander Mutiso (Marathon men).