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1979 African Championships in Athletics

The 1979 African Championships in Athletics were held in the Stade Demba Diop in Dakar, Senegal. There were a total number of 251 competitors from 24 countries, with 23 men's and 16 women's events.

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Ernest Obeng
Ghana
10.54 Théophile Nkounkou
Congo
10.63 Edward Ofili
Nigeria
10.66
200 metres Edward Ofili
Nigeria
20.90 Georges Kablan Degnan
Côte d'Ivoire
21.14 Emmanuel Bitanga
Cameroon
21.18
400 metres El Kashief Hassan
Sudan
45.34 James Atuti
Kenya
45.95 Billy Konchellah
Kenya
46.28
800 metres James Maina
Kenya
1:48.8a Omer Khalifa
Sudan
1:49.3a Mehdi Aidet
Algeria
1:49.8a
1500 metres Mike Boit
Kenya
3:39.9a Abderrahmane Morceli
Algeria
3:40.1a Mehdi Aidet
Algeria
3:40.5a
5000 metres Miruts Yifter
Ethiopia
14:14.0a Yohannes Mohamed
Ethiopia
14:14.2a Kip Rono
Kenya
14:18.0a
10000 metres Miruts Yifter
Ethiopia
29:08.0a Yohannes Mohamed
Ethiopia
29:10.0a Rachid Habchaoui
Algeria
29:28.9a
Marathon Kebede Balcha
Ethiopia
2:29:53 Gidamis Shahanga
Tanzania
2:36:46 Ladislas Hakuzimana
Rwanda
2:54:28
3000 metre steeplechase Kip Rono
Kenya
8:30.9a Eshetu Tura
Ethiopia
8:31.4a Yohannes Mohamed
Ethiopia
8:39.4a
110 metres hurdles Godwin Obasogie
Nigeria
13.76w Philip Sang
Kenya
13.81w Thomas Nnakwe
Nigeria
14.03w
400 metres hurdles Daniel Kimaiyo
Kenya
50.05 Wilson Kibiego
Kenya
51.06 Dennis Otono
Nigeria
51.23
High jump Othmane Belfaa
Algeria
2.15 Hamid Sahil
Algeria
2.13 Moussa Sagna Fall
Senegal
2.05
Pole vault Mohamed Bensaad
Algeria
4.70 Loué Legbo
Côte d'Ivoire
4.60 Ahmed Rezki
Algeria
4.50
Long jump Ajayi Agbebaku
Nigeria
7.94 Kayode Elegbede
Nigeria
7.89 Joseph Kio
Nigeria
7.78
Triple jump Ajayi Agbebaku
Nigeria
16.82w Abdoulaye Diallo
Senegal
16.42w Joseph Kio
Nigeria
16.25w
Shot put Youssef Nagui Asaad
Egypt
20.32 Mohamed Fatihi
Morocco
15.80 Abderrazak Ben Hassine
Tunisia
14.42
Discus throw Abderrazak Ben Hassine
Tunisia
54.60 Mohamed Naguib Hamed
Egypt
54.40 Harrison Salami
Nigeria
53.10
Hammer throw Abdellah Boubekeur
Algeria
56.02 Youssef Ben Abid
Tunisia
53.84 Hisham Fouad Greiss
Egypt
49.10
Javelin throw Jacques Ayé Abehi
Côte d'Ivoire
76.74 Zakayo Malekwa
Tanzania
76.06 Tarek Chaabani
Tunisia
75.20
Decathlon Mohamed Bensaad
Algeria
7148 Ebewele Brown
Nigeria
7043 Alioune Seck
Senegal
6741
10000 metre track walk Benamar Kachkouche
Algeria
48:50.8a Hunde Ture
Ethiopia
50:45.6a John Mutinda
Kenya
55:45.2a
4 x 100 metres relay Côte d'Ivoire 39.80 Senegal 41.60 Tanzania 41.71
4 x 400 metres relay Kenya 3:08.2a Nigeria 3:10.2a Senegal 3:11.5a

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Obuzoene Nsenu
Nigeria
11.53w Hannah Afriyie
Ghana
11.56w Nzaeli Kyomo
Tanzania
11.59w
200 metres Hannah Afriyie
Ghana
23.81 Nzaeli Kyomo
Tanzania
24.48 Ruth Waithera
Kenya
24.66
400 metres Grace Bakari
Ghana
53.33 Marième Boye
Senegal
54.52 Mary Chemweno
Kenya
55.41
800 metres Mary Chemweno
Kenya
2:08.4a Rose Tata
Kenya
2:10.9a Amsala Woldegebriel
Ethiopia
2:11.9a
1500 metres Sakina Boutamine
Algeria
4:23.6a Rose Thomson
Kenya
4:25.0a Hassania Darami
Morocco
4:26.5a
3000 metres Sakina Boutamine
Algeria
9:31.1a Rose Thomson
Kenya
9:32.1a Hassania Darami
Morocco
9:39.7a
100 metres hurdles Judy Bell-Gam
Nigeria
14.13 Bella Bell-Gam
Nigeria
14.36 Fatima El Faquir
Morocco
14.52
400 metres hurdles Fatima El Faquir
Morocco
59.73 Rose Tata
Kenya
59.85 Ruth Kyalisima
Uganda
60.41
High jump Kawther Akrémi
Tunisia
1.69 Elizabeth Ezo
Nigeria
1.69 Fernande Agnentchoué
Gabon
1.63
Long jump Bella Bell-Gam
Nigeria
6.24 Florence Ochonogor
Nigeria
6.18 Jeanette Yawson
Ghana
6.04
Shot put Odette Mistoul
Gabon
13.45 Grace Apiafi
Nigeria
13.24 Joyce Aciro
Uganda
12.95
Discus throw Zoubida Laayouni
Morocco
46.18 Fathia Jerbi
Tunisia
45.18 Helen Alyek
Uganda
43.04
Javelin throw Agnès Tchuinté
Cameroon
50.20 Eunice Nekesa
Kenya
49.98 Constance Rwabiryagye
Uganda
41.64
Pentathlon Bella Bell-Gam
Nigeria
3607 Florence Ochonogor
Nigeria
3524 Julie-Marie Gomis
Senegal
3409
4 x 100 metres relay Ghana 45.63 Nigeria 46.45 Senegal 50.23
4 x 400 metres relay Ghana 3:41.8a Kenya 3:46.1a Nigeria 3:54.9a

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Nigeria 8 9 7 24
2 Algeria 7 2 4 13
3 Kenya 6 9 5 20
4 Ghana 5 1 1 7
5 Ethiopia 3 4 2 9
6 Tunisia 2 2 2 6
7 Côte d'Ivoire 2 2 0 4
8 Morocco 2 1 3 6
9 Egypt 1 1 1 3
10 Sudan 1 1 0 2
11 Cameroon 1 0 1 2
Gabon 1 0 1 2
13 Senegal 0 3 5 8
14 Tanzania 0 3 2 5
15 Congo 0 1 0 1
16 Uganda 0 0 4 4
17 Rwanda 0 0 1 1

External links

  • Results - GBR Athletics
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