Africa’s fastest sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala has raced his way to the 2022 Commonwealth 100m title after outsprinting the defending champion Akani Simbine in the men’s 100m finals.

Omanyala went past the finish line at 10.02 to win Kenya’s first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom

The monumental win makes Omanyala the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in the men’s 100m event in 60 years.

South Africa’s Simbine came second after clocking 10.13 to settle for the silver medal.

The following is the result of the race:

Ferdinand Omanyala ???????? (10.02s)

Akani Simbine ???????? (10.07s)

N. Mitchell-Blake ???????????????????????????? (10.13s)

Emmanuel Eseme ???????? (10.14s)

Jeremiah Azu ???????????????????????????? (10.15s)

Rohan Browning ???????? (10.17s)

Benjamin Azamati ???????? (10.18s)

Yupun Abeykoon ???????? (10.20)

Kenyans have taken to their social media to congratulate their own for superb performance and placing the country’s name on the world athletics map.