Costly MISTAKE that cost Ferdinand Omanyala victory in Rabat 100m men



Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala lost the high profile 100m race at the Rabat diamond league on Sunday.

Despite having the world lead time, he lost the race to USA’s and South Africa’s Akani Simbi ne.

Omanyala got off the blocks well shoulder to shoulder with Kerly and Akani.

While approaching the 30m mark, he glanced at Kerly thus losing momentum and focus in the race.

This gave chance to Kerly and Akani who remained focused powering to the podium.

Omanyala was tipped to win the race considering his fastest time this year.

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50 thoughts on “Costly MISTAKE that cost Ferdinand Omanyala victory in Rabat 100m men

  1. He is entertaining though! They key for him is the first 60 or 70 meters. He seems to have ability to accelerate further in the race then most sprinters his height. Rare ability for a sprinter his size.

  2. Hmmnnn. So he glanced at Kerley and that did him in? I have seen Bolt look people in the face, beat his chest, slip out of the blocks, wag his finger, smile, look both sides, put his finger to his lips…and still win. The point is, if you are not that more talented, then be quiet and just run!
    At the end of the day, Omanyala had a speed problem. Both Kerly and Simbine ran faster than he did!

  3. He got scared and that's why he was looking at Kerley. That's why you got to rate Bolt, Gatlin, Gay and Blake before he got injured, because when they lined up they were going to give you 9.6 or 9.7. You had to bring your A game. You cannot be a big dog and focus on another sprinter. I don't think Bolt, Gatlin, Gay and Blake looked at any sprinter when they were running. They all had big egos and they all thought they were the man.

  4. This is a silly video. There's literally nothing about that glance that demonstrates he it cost him the race. Even if he lost momentum he stabilized and then Kerley pulled away.

  5. I’m a little older and old fashioned in many ways. I know they changed the rules long time ago because they want the fans to anticipate and get excited about real fast times. But I remember way back when runners would use false starts to get into the heads of the sprinters who were consistently a little faster than the field. I really liked the sport back then….oh it was tense. But I still love watching these amazing athletes even if I don’t like the one and you’re disqualified rule because they don’t enforce it when the movement comes from the middle of the gate. Should have at least stood them up. Kerley (my guy in this race) was moving all around. Like I’ve said before….I guess I need to look up the rules and regulations cause I clearly don’t understand what is going on

  6. Big up bloodcaaaat Omanyala ere dat boy wait Fred Kerley member u have ackeem Blake Fi deal wid ere gwaan enjoy u self me sure Blake go nyam u food Jamaica Fi life🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 big up kenya🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪

  7. He starts to be cocky thinking he is faster than anybody trying to looking around and turning his little head as if he has to watch other runners pace to get his improved! So stupid mistake he has to stop or he get fucked up all the times.

  8. What absolute nonsense! Any half decent athlete is going to beat mediocre competition – when you come up against Elite level opposition it's a whole new ballgame and to be honest there are multiple runners (Lyle & Coleman amongst others) who will likewise provide stiff competition for Omanyala. Being 'level' with other athletes at the 30 m mark means nothing at this level – it's where you are at the 100m finish line… BTW: these fast times at altitude have to be take with a large pinch of salt…

  9. He wasn't winning that race, glance or not. As talented as he is, I don't think he will ever be strong at 100m until he is stronger at 200m

  10. Stupidity you show b after or nearing the line when you are sure you got this ,reminds me off a simply jamaican kid in a carifta race , then the trinni ran pass him , he finished the race looking dumb and stupid

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