Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala signed a resounding feat by setting a new African record in the 100m in 9''77 at the Kip Keino Classic meeting in Nairobi on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This performance propels the Kenyan sprinter into the Top 10 all time. Thus, Omayala erased South African Akani Simbine (9''84 last July) from African tablets.New holder of the African 100m record, Kenya Ferdinand Omanyala was logically the fastest African athlete on the straight in 2021. It is the second best world performance of the year 2021 behind the 9s76 of the 'American Trayvon Bromell.
David Rudisha’s 2012 Olympic 800m triumph has been chosen as the athletics moment of the decade. Over the past two weeks, athletics fans from around the world have been casting their votes on the World Athletics Instagram page, whittling down a long list of 32 moments.
In the final stage of voting, Rudisha was up against Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon world record from Berlin in 2018. The votes were close, but Rudisha ultimately had the edge, 1151 votes to Kipchoge’s 939.
The Burkinabé Hugues-Fabrice Zango achieved the feat on Saturday in Aubière by smashing the world record for the triple indoor jump (18.07 m) which belonged to his trainer, the French Teddy Tamgho (17.92) m.
Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei (24 years old) and Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey (22 years old) made athletic history by seizing respectively the world records in the men's 10,000m and the women's 5,000m in Valencia ( Spain) on Wednesday October 7, 2020.
10,000m world champion Joshua Cheptegei is living an exceptional 2020. After seizing the world record of 5,000 m on August 14 in Monaco in 12'35''36, the Ugandan once again erased the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele from the tablets by stealing the 10,000 m from him, brought to the incredible time of 26'11''00. Bekele had managed 26'17''53 in 2005 in Brussels.