Former Mwamba RFC winger and rugby sevens national player Collins Omae Gichana over this weekend caused a spectacle at Nyayo National Stadium during the second Athletics Kenya relay weekend meet.
The rugby superstar turned sprinter who was taking part in the 200m sprint began causing a stir right from the moment he stepped into the arena with his squad.
Ladies through out the stadium started pointing and whispering in low tones, clearly dazed by the track ace. They were however disappointed when Collins suddenly disappeared, and they couldn’t locate him. However, their disappointment didn’t last long. In the 6th heat of the 200m, Collins suddenly reappeared, all to their delight, and he didn’t disappoint.
In a breathtaking dash, he obliterated the rest of the field to finish top in his heat, and qualify for the semifinals to be held on 6th of February, at the same venue.
It is worth mentioning that late last year, during the Kip Keino challenge in which most Kenyan athletes fared well, Collins Omae had a nightmare race. At the start, he didn’t hear the gun go off, and got off the blocks seconds late, which ruined his race.
Speaking exclusively to Kenyan Report, he said that he felt like he had been able to redeem himself from the disastrous race from last year.
Showing disbelief with the time he had taken in his race, he said he currently was more focused on improving his speed work, and as the year progresses, he will begin working on endurance.
“I am taking my time. I have no worry, or hurry. I want to peak at the right time. Am taking it slow”
He also said that he was currently taking time off the 400m to concentrate on 200m, and right now, all his focus is on the National Trials, and making sure he achieves a time that will see him compete in the forthcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.