Kipyegon, Omanyala crowned Kenya’s finest at SOYA Awards

Kipyegon, Omanyala crowned Kenya’s finest at SOYA Awards

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 26TH JAN,2022-Ferdinand Omanyala and Faith Kipyegon were crowned the 2021 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year respectively at the SOYA Awards in Kakamega County on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Omanyala had a stellar year in 2021, reaching the 100m semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics before going on to become the first Kenyan sprinter to break the 10 second barrier, eventually shattering the African record with a time of 9.77 seconds at the KipKeino Classic in Nairobi.

Kipyegon successfully defended her Olympic 1500m title in Tokyo, having earlier achieved the fourth-fastest time in history in a Kenyan record time of 3 minutes 51.07 seconds.

SOYA AWARDS WINNERS|

MOST PROMISING BOY

Heristone Wanyonyi

MOST PROMISING GIRL

Purity Chepkirui

COACH OF THE YEAR

Charles Okere

WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR

Vihiga Queens FC

MEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR

Kenya Sevens(Rugby)

SPORTSWOMAN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

Nancy Chelangat-Paralympian

SPORTSWOMAN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

Simon Kibai-Deaf Athlete

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Faith Kipyegon Chepng’etich-Athletics

SPORTS MAN OF THE YEAR

Fedinarnd Omurwa Omanyala-Athletics

GREATEST OF ALL TIME (G.O.A.T) RECOGNITION

Eliud Kipchoge

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