Omanyala Clocks wind-aided 9.78 to win 100m in Botswana

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Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala stormed to a +2.3m/s wind-aided 9.78 second 100m win at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level meeting.

The 27-year-old, African 100m record holder  at 9.77 seconds Omanyala, produced the fastest time in the world under any weather conditions of 9.7 in Botswanan capital of Gaborone on Saturday (29).

Bostwana's sprint star Letsile Tebogo took the second place behind Omanyala with 9.91 seconds, while Kenny Bednarek from the United States was third with 10.02.

Results 100m Men, Wind=+2.3

1Omanyala FerdinandKEN9.78
2Tebogo LetsileBOT9.91
3Bednarek KennyUSA10.02
4Brown AaronCAN10.06
5King KyreeUSA10.06
6Matadi EmmanuelLIB10.11
7Masasa ThutoBOT10.30
8Blake JeromeCAN10.39

Men's 200m

Letsile Tebogoof Botswana after clocking 9.91 in the 100m one hour earlier, stormed to a victory in the 200m, setting a new personal best and World lead of 19.87 seconds (w -0.3m/s). 

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