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Athletics: Omanyala beats Olympic champion in 60m

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The Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala gained the 60m on the Liévin assembly (Pas-de-Calais) in 6 sec 54 on Wednesday, beating the Olympic champion within the 100m, the Italian Marcell Jacobs.

Omanyala, 27, set a brand new nationwide report, bettering his earlier report, which was solely per week previous, by a hundredth of a second.

He beat Jacobs, double title winner at Liévin, who this time ran in 6 sec 57, and the Ivorian Arthur Cissé (6 sec 59).