Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Sunday shattered his own National Record in the Tokyo Olympic Games 100 metres semi-finals.
Omanyala set a new personal best and national record of 10.00 seconds after placing third in Heat 1 of the semi-finals.
His impressive time was however not enough to book him a place in the final.
The top three athletes from each of the three heats qualify for the final as well as two athletes with the fastest times.
The two non-automatic qualifiers, South African Akani Simbine (9.90) and Italian Lamont Jacobs (9.84), came from Heat 3 that was won by Chinese Su Bingtan in a new personal best and Asian record of 9.83 seconds.
Omanyala had on Saturday set a new record of 10.01 seconds after finishing third in Heat 5 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Heat 1 of the semi-finals was tense from the onset after Reece Prescod was shown red for a false start.
Omanyala and USA’s Trayvon Bromell, both on 10.00 seconds, looked set to clinch the two slots for non-automatic qualifiers but the fast Heat 3 ruled them out.
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