2012 African Championships in Athletics

2012 African Championships
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Host city Porto Novo, Benin
Date(s) 27 June – 1 July
Main stadium Stade Charles de Gaulle
Participation 569 athletes from
47 nations
Events 44
Records set Championship records
2010
2014

The 2012 African Championships in Athletics was held at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo, Benin from 27 June to 1 July 2012. It was the first time that Benin had hosted the event.

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Simon Magakwe
South Africa
10.29 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud
Egypt
10.34 Hua Wilfried Koffi
Ivory Coast
10.37
200 metres
Ben Youssef Meité
Ivory Coast
20.62 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud
Egypt
20.76 Noah Akwu
Nigeria
20.83
400 metres
Isaac Makwala
Botswana
45.25 Oscar Pistorius
South Africa
45.52 Willem de Beer
South Africa
45.67
800 metres
Taoufik Makhloufi
Algeria
1:43.88 Anthony Chemut
Kenya
1:44.53 André Oliver
South Africa
1:45.09
1500 metres
Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
Kenya
3:35.71 CR Ayanleh Souleiman
Djibouti
3:36.34 James Magut
Kenya
3:36.35
5000 metres
Mark Kiptoo
Kenya
13:22.38 Jonathan Maiyo
Kenya
13:22.89 Timothy Kosgei Kiptoo
Kenya
13:24.67
10,000 metres
Kenneth Kipkemoi
Kenya
27:19.74 CR Mark Kiptoo
Kenya
27:20.77 Lewis Mosoti
Kenya
27:22.54
110 m hurdles
Lehann Fourie
South Africa
13.60 Selim Nurudeen
Nigeria
13.68 Lyès Mokdel
Algeria
13.73
400 m hurdles
Amaechi Morton
Nigeria
49.32 Mamadou Kasse Hanne
Senegal
49.39 Boniface Mucheru
Kenya
49.45
3000 m steeplechase
Abel Mutai
Kenya
8:16.05 Wilson Kipkemboi Maraba
Kenya
8:16.96 Benjamin Kiplagat
Uganda
8:18.73
4×100 m relay
South Africa
Hannes Dreyer
Simon Magakwe
Roscoe Engel
Thuso Mpuang
39.26 Nigeria
Peter Emelieze
Obinna Metu
Adetoyi Durotoye
Ogho-Oghene Egwero
39.34 Ghana
Emmanuel Kubi
Timothy Abeyie
Ashhad Agyapong
Allah Laryea-Akrong
39.40
4×400 m relay
Nigeria
Saul Weigopwa
Amaechi Morton
Abiola Onakoya
Isah Salihou
3:02.39 South Africa
PC Beneke
Ofentse Mogawane
Oscar Pistorius
Willem de Beer
3:04.01 Kenya
Vincent Kiplangat Koskei
Vincent Mumo Kiilu
Boniface Mucheru
Mark Mutai
3:04.12
20 km walk
Hédi Teraoui
Tunisia
David Kimutai Rotich
Kenya
Mohamed Ameur
Algeria
High jump
Kabelo Kgosiemang
Botswana
2.25 Mohamed Younes
Sudan
2.15 Mathieu Kiplagat Sawe
Kenya
2.15
Pole vault
Mouhcine Cheaouri
Morocco
5.10 Samir El Mafhoum
Morocco
5.00 Ruan Van Wyk
South Africa
4.90
Long jump
Ndiss Kaba Badji
Senegal
8.04 Zarck Visser
South Africa
7.98 Ignisious Gaisah
Ghana
7.73
Triple jump
Tosin Oke
Nigeria
16.98 Issam Nima
Algeria
16.69 Hugo Mamba-Schlick
Cameroon
16.34
Shot put
Burger Lambrechts
South Africa
19.51 Orazio Cremona
South Africa
19.19 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
Egypt
18.78
Discus throw
Victor Hogan
South Africa
61.80 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
Egypt
59.61 Russel Tucker
South Africa
57.99
Hammer throw
Chris Harmse
South Africa
77.22 Mohsen Mohamed Anani
Egypt
74.31 Mostafa Al-Gamel
Egypt
73.81
Javelin throw
Julius Yego
Kenya
76.68 John Ampomah
Ghana
70.65 NR Kenechukwu Ezeofor
Nigeria
69.58
Decathlon
Ali Kamé
Madagascar
7511 Mourad Souissi
Algeria
7276 Guillaume Thierry
Mauritius
7212

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Ruddy Zang Milama
Gabon
11.16 Blessing Okagbare
Nigeria
11.18 Gloria Asumnu
Nigeria
11.28
200 metres
Gloria Asumnu
Nigeria
22.93 Lawretta Ozoh
Nigeria
22.93 Marie-José Ta Lou
Ivory Coast
23.44
400 metres
Amantle Montsho
Botswana
49.54 NR, CR Regina George
Nigeria
51.11 Amy Mbacke Thiam
Senegal
51.68
800 metres
Francine Niyonsaba
Burundi
1:59.11 NR Eunice Sum
Kenya
1:59.13 Malika Akkaoui
Morocco
1:59.90
1500 metres
Rabab Arafi
Morocco
4:05.80 CR Mary Kuria
Kenya
4:06.22 Margaret Wangari
Kenya
4:06.50
5000 metres
Gladys Cherono
Kenya
15:40.04 CR Veronica Nyaruai
Kenya
15:40.65 Gotytom Gebreslase
Ethiopia
15:53.34
10,000 metres
Gladys Cherono
Kenya
32:41.40 Priscah Jepleting
Kenya
32:45.73 Betsy Saina
Kenya
32:48.36
100 m hurdles
Gnima Faye
Senegal
13.36 Amina Ferguen
Algeria
13.56 Uhunoma Osazuwa
Nigeria
13.61
400 m hurdles
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
Nigeria
54.99 Hayat Lambarki
Morocco
55.41 Raasin McIntosh
Liberia
55.99
3000 m steeplechase
Mercy Wanjiku
Kenya
9:43.26 Birtukan Adamu
Ethiopia
9:45.41 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi
Kenya
9:45.95
4×100 m relay
Nigeria
Christy Udoh
Gloria Asumnu
Oludamola Osayomi
Lawretta Ozoh
43.21 CR Ghana
Rosina Amenebede
Flings Owusu-Agyapong
Beatrice Gyaman
Janet Amponsah
44.35 Ivory Coast
Marie-José Ta Lou
Amandine Allou Affoue
Mireille Parfaite Gaha
Adeline Gouenon
45.29
4×400 m relay
Nigeria
Endurance Abinuwa
Omolara Omotosho
Margaret Etim
Bukola Abogunloko
3:28.77 CR Botswana
Goitseone Seleka
Lydia Mashila
Oarabile Babolayi
Amantle Montsho
3:31.27 NR Senegal
Mame Fatou Faye
Amy Mbacke Thiam
Fatou Diabaye
Ndeye Fatou Soumah
3:31.64
20 km walk
Grace Wanjiru Njue
Kenya
1:40:53 Olfa Lafi
Tunisia
1:46:17 Aynalem Eshetu Shefrawe
Ethiopia
1:49:45
High jump
Lissa Labiche
Seychelles
1.86 NR Anika Smit
South Africa
1.86 Rhizlane Siba
Morocco
1.75
Pole vault
Syrine Balti
Tunisia
3.70 Juanita Stander
South Africa
3.50 Dorra Mahfoudhi
Tunisia
Jeannie Van Dyk
South Africa
3.40
Long jump
Blessing Okagbare
Nigeria
6.96 CR Janice Josephs
South Africa
6.29 Lynique Prinsloo
South Africa
6.22
Triple jump
Sarah Nambawa
Uganda
13.90 Charlene Potgieter
South Africa
13.90 Jamaa Chnaik
Morocco
13.75 NR
Shot put
Vivian Chukwuemeka
Nigeria
18.86 AR Chinwe Okoro
Nigeria
16.21 Omotayo Talabi
Nigeria
15.63
Discus throw
Chinwe Okoro
Nigeria
56.60 Elizna Naude
South Africa
55.88 Kazai Suzanne Kragbe
Ivory Coast
54.56
Hammer throw
Amy Sène
Senegal
65.55 Laetitia Bambara
Burkina Faso
65.08 Sara Ben Saad
Tunisia
60.75
Javelin throw
Margaret Simpson
Ghana
54.62 Justine Robbeson
South Africa
52.81 Gerlize de Klerk
South Africa
49.85
Heptathlon
Yasmina Omrani
Algeria
5924 Gabriella Kouassi
Ivory Coast
5481 Bianca Erwee
South Africa
5338

Medal table

      Host nation
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Nigeria 10 6 5 21
2 Kenya 9 9 9 27
3 South Africa 6 10 8 24
4 Senegal 3 1 2 6
5 Botswana 3 1 0 4
6 Algeria 2 3 2 7
7 Morocco 2 2 3 7
8 Tunisia 2 1 2 5
9 Ghana 1 2 2 5
10 Ivory Coast 1 1 4 6
11 Uganda 1 0 1 2
12 Burundi 1 0 0 1
12 Gabon 1 0 0 1
12 Madagascar 1 0 0 1
12 Seychelles 1 0 0 1
16 Egypt 0 4 2 6
17 Ethiopia 0 1 2 3
18 Burkina Faso 0 1 0 1
18 Djibouti 0 1 0 1
18 Sudan 0 1 0 1
21 Cameroon 0 0 1 1
21 Liberia 0 0 1 1
21 Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 45 133

Participating nations

A total of fifty countries and 816 athletes have stated their intention to take part in the competition – a record high.[1] There were, however, numerous non-starters with some countries like Tanzania or Eritrea not sending any athletes after all and the actual number of participants was about 569 from 47 countries, numbers comparable to last few editions.

References

  1. ^ 21/06/2012 African Championships : record of participation. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-23.
Daily reports
  • Watta, Evelyn (2012-06-28). Lambrechts grabs first gold in rain swept Porto-Novo – African champs, Day 1. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-28.
  • Watta, Evelyn (2012-06-29). Milama wins first-ever sprint title for Gabon – African champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-29.
  • Watta, Evelyn (2012-06-30). Montsho and Makwala take 400m titles in Porto-Novo – African champs, Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-30.
  • Watta, Evelyn (2012-07-01). Cherono takes 10,000m for second title in Porto-Novo – African champs, Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-01.
  • Watta, Evelyn (2012-07-02). Burundian teen Niyonsaba takes dramatic 800m title as Nigeria top medal table in Porto-Novo – African champs, Day 5. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-02.

External links

  • Official site
  • Results
  • Confederation of African Athletics website
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