2011 African Junior Athletics Championships

10th African Junior Championships
Host city Gaborone, Botswana
Date(s) 12 – 15 May
Main stadium University of Botswana Stadium
Level Under-20
Events 44

The 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships were held at the University of Botswana Stadium in Gaborone, Botswana from 12 to 15 May. It was the tenth edition of the continental athletics tournament for African athletes aged 19 years or younger. Over 700 athletes from 28 countries announced their desire to participate in the event over four days of track and field competitions, which featured 22 events from men and 22 events for women.[1]

South Africa topped the medal table with thirteen gold and silver medals. Ethiopia and Egypt both won six events, while Kenya and Nigeria rounded out the top five. Seventeen nations reached the medal table at the competition. El Mehdi Kabbachi was a double gold medallist for Morocco, winning both the men's long and triple jump competitions. Namibian thrower Charlene Engelbrecht won both her country's medals with runner-up performances in the shot put and discus.

Among the other medallists, Uganda's Annet Negesa took an 800 m/1500 m double, including a Ugandan record in the latter event. The women's Egyptian record in the high jump was broken by Besnet Moussad Mohamed, who won gold. Aynalem Eshetu of Ethiopia improved the African record to win the women's 5000 m walk. Her teammate Magiso Manedo excelled in the sprints: she won the 400 m, set an Ethiopian record to take the 200 m silver medal and anchored the 4×400 metres relay team to another national record and the bronze medal.

Outside of the medallists, strong performances came from javelin fourth-placer Adriaan Beukes, who broke the Botswana record, and Phumlile Ndzinisa of Swaziland ran Swazi records in the 200 m and 400 m finals. Further to this, Egypt's Hamada Mohamed (fourth in the 800 m) set an Egyptian junior record.[2]

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Gideon Trotter (RSA) 10.49 Tinashe Mutanga (ZIM) 10.68 Emile Erasmus (RSA) 10.70
200 metres Siphelo Ngquboza (RSA) 20.94 Tinashe Mutanga (ZIM) 20.99 PB Jonathan Mmaju (NGR) 21.58
400 metres Sadam Koumi (SUD) 46.37 PB Japhet Samuel (NGR) 46.45 PB Alphas Kishoyian (KEN) 46.71 PB
800 metres Mohamed Aman (ETH) 1:46.62 Anthony Chemut (KEN) 1:47.16 PB Nigel Amos (BOT) 1:47.38 NJR
1500 metres Hillary Maiyo (KEN) 3:35.43 PB Geofrey Barusei (KEN) 3:35.54 PB Soresa Fida (ETH) 3:36.38 PB
5000 metres Yitayal Atnafu Zerihun (ETH) 13:38.52 PB Abraham Kasongor (KEN) 13:39.17 PB Thomas Ayeko (UGA) 13:40.04 PB
10,000 metres Geoffrey Kirui (KEN) 27:55.74 PB Nicholas Togom (KEN) 28:23.22 PB Thomas Ayeko (UGA) 28:27.54 PB
110 metres hurdles Amadou Ndiaye (SEN) 14.33 PB Tsepo Lefete (RSA) 14.42 Rami Gharsalli (TUN) 14.49 PB
400 metres hurdles Abdelmalik Lahoulou (ALG) 51.69 NJR Jeremiah Mutai (KEN) 51.93 Shaun van Wyk (RSA) 51.96
3000 metres steeplechase Gilbert Kirui (KEN) 8:25.03 PB Jairus Kipchoge (KEN) 8:28.08 PB Jacob Araptany (UGA) 8:30.63
4×100 metres relay Nigeria (NGR)
Emuobonuvie Mamus
Harry Chukwudike
Jonathan Mmaju
Toyin Oladimeji
40.98 Zimbabwe (ZIM)
Fungah Beukerwa
Abdul Simbili
Felby Mukucha
Tinashe Mutanga
41.66 Mauritius (MRI)
Thierry Ferdinand
Darren Paul
Jonathan Bardottier
Christopher Quenette
41.81
4×400 metres relay Sudan (SUD)
Sadam Koumi
Abd Elraman Nadir
Mohamed Ahmed Ismail
Awad Elkarim Maki
3:09.77 Kenya (KEN)
Jeremiah Mutai
Christopher Ngetich
Anthony Chemut
Alphas Kishoyian
3:10.17 South Africa (RSA)
Gideon Trotter
Fernando Ledimo
Taariq Solomons
Shaun van Wyk
3:11.87
10,000 m walk Tewfik Yesref (ALG) 46:04.04 Buzuneh Bekele (ETH) 47:33.18 PB Daba Gemeda (ETH) 49:15.52 PB
High jump Hichem Krim (ALG) 2.06 m Jan Steytler (RSA) 2.04 m PB Aabobe Tshwanelo (BOT) 2.04 m PB
Pole vault Michael Cilliers (RSA) 4.90 m PB Jako Burgers (RSA) 4.80 m PB Hamza Harbaoui (TUN) 4.40 m PB
Long jump El Mehdi Kabbachi (MAR) 7.69 m Roelf Pienaar (RSA) 7.55 m Ojulu Lingo Obang (ETH) 7.45 m PB
Triple jump El Mehdi Kabbachi (MAR) 15.84 m Fayçal Meddourene (ALG) 15.69 m PB Mosheleketi Goabaone (BOT) 15.49 m PB
Shot put Hisham Abdelhamid Abdelaziz (EGY) 18.11 m Abdelmoneim El-Sayed (EGY) 18.07 m PB Johnny Botha (RSA) 17.39 m PB
Discus throw Amine Atik (MAR) 56.08 m Charl Grobler (RSA) 52.12 m Ifeanyi Augustine Nwoye (NGR) 51.41 m PB
Hammer throw Islam Ahmed Taha (EGY) 68.03 m PB Donovan Stebbing (RSA) 63.00 m PB Hesham Lofty Abdel Wahab (EGY) 62.32 m PB
Javelin throw Rocco van Rooyen (RSA) 75.72 m PB Dean Goosen (RSA) 68.80 m Ahmed Samir El Shabramsly (EGY) 68.45 m PB
Decathlon Ahmad Saber Ahmad (EGY) 6776 pts PB Jason Roux (RSA) 6416 pts PB Gobe Khanda (BOT) 5886 pts PB NR

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Josephine Omaka (NGR) 11.97 Leungo Mathaku (BOT) 12.01 PB Chante van Tonder (RSA) 12.05
200 metres Sonja van der Merwe (RSA) 23.78 PB Magiso Manedo (ETH) 23.90 NR Nkiruka Uwakwe (NGR) 23.94
400 metres Magiso Manedo (ETH) 52.09 PB Justine Palframan (RSA) 52.93 PB Margaret Etim (NGR) 53.23
800 metres Annet Negesa (UGA) 2:04.94 Cherono Koech (KEN) 2:06.49 Gerezine Gebremariam (ETH) 2:07.16 PB
1500 metres Annet Negesa (UGA) 4:09.17 NR Nancy Chepkwemoi (KEN) 4:09.25 PB Stacy Ndiwa (KEN) 4:15.84 PB
3000 metres Azemra Gebru (ETH) 9:11.84 PB Purity Rionoripo (KEN) 9:14.58 Waganesh Mekasha (ETH) 9:16.82
5000 metres Caroline Chepkoech (KEN) 15:24.66 PB Janeth Kisa (KEN) 15:24.75 PB Genet Yalew (ETH) 15:27.96
100 metres hurdles Kayla Gilbert (RSA) 14.25 Liriska Botha (RSA) 14.39 Oarabile Babolayi (BOT) 14.40 NR
400 metres hurdles Jean-Marie Senekal (RSA) 59.21 Tasabih Mohamed (SUD) 59.85 PB Oarabile Babolayi (BOT) 1:00:88 PB
3000 metres steeplechase Birtukan Adamu (ETH) 9:53.80 Zewdnesh Belachew (ETH) 10:02.99 PB Veronica Ngososei (KEN) 10:06.52
4×100 metres relay South Africa (RSA)
Samantha Pretorius
Sonja van der Merwe
Zanri van der Merwe
Chante van Tonder
46.11 Nigeria (NGR)
Margaret Benson
Goodness Thomas
Wisdom Isoken
Josephine Omaka
46.71 Botswana (BOT)
Gofaone Ditsheko
Ontiretse Molapisi
Mpho Mangope
Leungo Mathaku
48.46
4×400 metres relay South Africa (RSA)
Anri Steyn
Sonja van der Merwe
Jean-Marie Senekal
Justine Palframan
3:38.16 Nigeria (NGR)
Margaret Etim
Nkiruka Uwakwe
Charity Adegoke
Wisdom Isoken
3:38.87 Ethiopia (ETH)
Abrhaley Takere
Getachew Alula
Gerezine Gebremariam
Magiso Manedo
3:39.82 NR
5000 m walk Aynalem Eshetu (ETH) 22:59.19 AR Mengistu Ayele (ETH) 24:55.73 PB Tahani Ghazal (TUN) 26:06.04 PB
High jump Besnet Moussad Mohamed (EGY) 1.81 m NR Lissa Labiche (SEY) 1.70 m Daunia Menni (MAR) 1.65 m PB
Pole vault Mahfoundhi Dorra (TUN) 3.40 m Jeanne Van Dyk (RSA)
Mariska Smit (RSA)
3.35 m PB Not awarded
Long jump Samantha Pretorius (RSA) 5.90 m Kyla Gilbert (RSA) 5.65 m Sangone Kandji (SEN) 5.59 m PB
Triple jump Valentina Da Rocha (RSA) 12.46 m Lerato Schele (LES) 12.07 m PB Danelle Erwee (RSA) 12.05 m PB
Shot put Nkechi Chime (NGR) 13.89 m Charlene Engelbrecht (NAM) 13.73 m NJR PB Ibrahim Fadya Saad (EGY) 13.26 m PB
Discus throw Ischke Senekal (RSA) 49.90 m PB Charlene Engelbrecht (NAM) 46.10 m PB Simone Meyer (RSA) 45.41 m
Hammer throw Rana Ahmad Taha (EGY) 59.94 m Nehal Kamal Fahmy (EGY) 57.49 m PB Nabiha Gueddah (TUN) 52.19 m NJR
Javelin throw Liezel de Swardt (RSA) 48.28 m PB Hanane Daoudi (MAR) 43.94 m PB Leandri Swiegers (RSA) 43.26 m PB
Heptathlon Haris Radwa Faty (EGY) 4839 pts NR Francis Kemi (NGR) 4836 pts PB Lissa Labiche (SEY) 4663 pts PB

Medal table

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Africa 13 13 8 34
2 Ethiopia 6 4 7 17
3 Egypt 6 2 3 11
4 Kenya 4 11 3 18
5 Nigeria 3 4 4 11
6 Morocco 3 1 1 5
7 Algeria 3 1 0 4
8 Sudan 2 1 0 3
9 Uganda 2 0 3 5
10 Tunisia 1 0 4 5
11 Senegal 1 0 1 2
12 Zimbabwe 0 3 0 3
13 Namibia 0 2 0 2
14 Botswana 0 1 7 8
15 Seychelles 0 1 1 2
16 Lesotho 0 1 0 1
17 Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Total 44 45 43 132

Participation

References

  1. ^ Ouma, Mark (2011-03-12). Juniors take African athletics centre stage. African Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-05-13.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko. AfrC Gaborone BOT 12 - 15 May. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
IAAF reports
  • Jalava, Mirko (2011-05-13). Distances provide the highlights as African junior champs begin in Gaborone. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
  • Jalava, Mirko (2011-05-14). Strong 1500m and 10,000m performances in Gaborone – African Junior Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
  • Jalava, Mirko (2011-05-15). Chepkoech leads Kenyan women’s 1-2 in the 5000m in Gaborone – African Junior Champs, Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
  • Jalava, Mirko (2011-05-16). Records tumble as African Junior Champs conclude in Gaborone. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
Results
  • Official championships results from Timetronics
  • Jalava, Mirko. AfrC Gaborone BOT 12 - 15 May. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.

External links

  • Official website
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