Team Kenya clinched its fourth gold medal after the quartet of Ferdinand Omanyala, Dan Kiviasi, Samwel Imeta and Mike Mokambathe won the 4x100m men’s race at the ongoing Africa Senior Athletics Championship in Mauritius on Friday.

Omanyala, the new Africa men’s 100m record holder led the rest of the Kenyan team to win gold within a timeframe of
39.28 beating South Africa (39.79 ) and Zimbabwe (39.81) who finished second and third respectively.

At the Cote D’ Or National Sports Complex, it was all joy for the Africa’s fastest sprinter Omanyala after achieving another landmark in his sparkling career.

The former rugby player hailed his compatriots for the determination and strength showcased to put the country on the continent’s athletics map.

“Things are changing now. The world should get used to seeing more sprinters from Kenya. Now we have a strong relay team and soon we will be on the world stage,” Omanyala is quoted by the Star.

The victory came a day after Omanyala was crowned the new Africa 100m champion after winning gold for Kenya for the first time in 32 years on Thursday.

Friday’s triumph was another added feather in the hat for Team Kenya who also won one silver and two bronze medals on day 3 of the senior continental contests.

Elsewhere, Nicholas Kiplagat clocked 1:46.43 to take home silver in the men’s 800m as Algeria Slimane Moula clinched with gold recording 1:45.59 as Botswana’s Tshepiso Maselela won bronze within 1:46.65

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirwa settled for third position in the men’s 3000m steeplechase within a timeframe of 8:29.74.

Ethiopian pair of Amare Hailemariyam (8:27.38) and Takele Tadese (8:28.31) won gold and silver in that order.

In the women’s 400m category, Kenya’s Veronicah Mutua managed bronze medal after registering 52.76 on the clock.

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