Family affair: Omanyala’s wife wants to secure fastest woman in Kenya title
Laventa Omanyala, the wife of Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala, has set her sights on becoming the fastest woman in Kenya.
Speaking to NTV’s Joshua Makori at Nyayo Stadium during the 2nd Athletics Kenya Track and Field Weekend Meet, Laventa revealed that she is targeting the women’s 100m record.
“I am targeting to become the fastest woman in Kenya,” Laventa said. She added that her motivation comes from the success of her husband, who recently set a new national and African 60m record of 6.54 seconds.
“Seeing how he is doing is motivating me. They say charity begins at home, my motivation comes from home,” she said.
Laventa has participated in several competitions, with her best time being 12 seconds. She also doubles in the long jump and has participated in several competitions.
Both Laventa and Omanyala train together and have the same coach. Omanyala attributes his success on the track to hard work and having a supportive wife by his side.
Last week, Omanyala ran a national record of 6.55 in Mondeville, his third stop of the Indoor season, but he has now chalked it off some more. He comes back home with his confidence sky-high and motivation on top of his game ahead of the start of the outdoor tour with the Nairobi leg of the Athletics Kenya meets coming up at the end of the month.
Over 1,500 athletes are taking part in the Athletics Kenya meet, which is being held today and tomorrow at the Nyayo National Stadium.