By Staff Writer
Behind every successful man, there is a woman. This is the case with the fastest man in Africa in the 100m race whose record of 9.77s shattered South Africa’s Akani Simbine mark of 9.85s. The humble Kenyan sprinter credits his fine form to the sacrifices his girlfriend had to make to see that his training was seamless. While he was not working, his girlfriend who goes by the name Amluv Lavesh, real name Laventa Amutavi, took care of all the bills including rent and gave him an allowance for his training.
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According to her profile on modelmanagement.com, the well trimmed Lavesh is 25 years old. Her height is 167cm / 5´6”.
The female athlete was born with Rheumatic Heart Disease and had to spend much of her childhood in and out of hospital. Lavesh revealed on her social media account that she recently went for a cardio review and all was normal. She thanked her mother for the care terming her as an “awesome, loving, intellectual mother….”
Relationship with Omanyala and child
The two have been in a relationship for the past 5 years. They celebrated their fifth anniversary on 23rd March of this year. They met in 2016 in a sporting event in Nakuru where both were participating for their respective companies. Omanyala asked for her number and she instead asked for his. She never called or texted. They met again in December and this time round she texted the sprinter.
Their son is named Quinton Finn.
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According to her about section on Facebook, Lavesh was a student at Kaimosi girls high school. She later joined Moi University.
The 25 year old is a social worker by profession and a fitness buff if her photos on social media are anything to go by. She is a passionate sprinter and trains hard to become a contender in long jump. On her Facebook page, she has shared videos of her competing in 100 m races and in high jump.
According to an interview she granted the Nation, Laventa revealed that she interned at Mama Lucy Hospital in 2016 where she gave a very good account of herself that her colleagues, who were attached at the hospital but working with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), took notice of her.
They recommended to fill their slots whenever they went on leave. This enabled her to save a substantial amount for the period that she worked there.
She WAS recalled to the hospital when Moi University was on a long recess and given a short contract that came with a good pay. It’s at this point that she moved in with Omanyala.
What is however clear, is how much she has been supporting her husband’s dreams. Speaking during an event organised by Odibets to gift him a brand new car, the sprinter thanked his girlfriend for supporting him to realise his dreams vowing to take care of her.
“She was paying the rent, taking care of the bills because she was working. She would bring the money to the table and say, this is for training, rent and food,” he said amid applause from the attendees.
“I now want to take care of her, she will get anything she wants”, the athlete added.
Laventa is a medic working at the Mama Lucy Hospital.