Ferdinand Omanyala and Six other individuals to benefit from a scholarship by the National Olympics Committee of Kenya, earning a 100k stipend till July 2024.
National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOCK) Secretary-General Francis Mutuku noted that the team will receive a monthly stipend of Ksh100,000 for two years until July 2024.
He further noted that the athletes will undergo a training in preparation for the upcoming Paris Olympics in 2024.
Omanyala was selected alongside Beatrice Chebet, Nicholas Kipkorir, Jacob Krop, and Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo among others.
Ferdinand Omanyala came second at Kip Keino Classics at Kasarani Stadium on Friday, September 18, 2021
“With that, they will maintain preparation and continue competing clean. For as long as they are on the path to the Olympics, the money will be there every month,” stated Mutuku.
Omanyala noted that the development was a boost to the athletes for proficient preparation before the highly-anticipated event.
He further maintained that his eyes were set on winning the Olympics.
“I’m aiming at winning the 2024 Olympics 100 meters and this support comes in handy. As much as there is some other support, this one comes in handy and I believe it will go a long way in helping me prepare,” he told the press.
Preparation in Paris is in high gear for the Olympics slated to take place in the summer of 2024.
So far, the marathon route has already been unveiled and it will kick off at the Hotel de Ville, pass by the Versailles and end at Les Invalides.
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Other sites o the route are the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, Jardin des Tuileries, Pyramides du Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Grand Palais, Jardins du Trocadéro, Château de Versailles, and Tour Eiffel among others