2013 African Junior Athletics Championships

XI African Junior Athletics Championships
Host city Bambous, Mauritius
Date(s) 29 August – 1 September
Main stadium Germain Comarmond Stadium
Level Junior
Participation 223 athletes from
29 nations
Events 40
Records set 2 championship record

The 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships was the eleventh edition of the biennial, continental athletics tournament for African athletes aged 19 years or younger. It was held at the Germain Comarmond Stadium in Bambous, Mauritius from 29 August – 1 September. A total of 223 athletes from 29 nations competed.[1] Neither pole vault event was held, due to a lack of entries, and the decathlon and heptathlon competitions were also not contested.[2]

Originally scheduled to be held in South Africa, a dispute between Athletics South Africa and the national sports ministry resulted in the cancellation of holding rights in June 2013. Bambous, the 2009 host, stepped in at short notice to hold the event.[3]

The medal table was a closely contested affair. Nigeria had the most gold medals with nine in its haul of 19 medals. South Africa had seven golds, but had the highest overall total with 24 medals. Ethiopia also had seven golds, and had the second highest medal haul with 22. Egypt (five golds, 11 in total) and Kenya (four golds, 17 in total) were the next best performing nations. Of the 29 participating nations, 15 reached the medal table. Nigeria performed well in the sprinting events, Ethiopia and Kenya shared most of the middle- and long-distance running medals, while South Africa and Egypt took many medals in the field events.[4]

Wind affected most of the sprints and jumps events, slowing the track times and carrying the jumpers to further distances. Two championship records were improved during the competition: Sabelo Ntokozo Ndlovu cleared 15.92 m (52 ft 234 in) in the men's triple jump and Ahmed Hassan set a new standard of 19.59 m (64 ft 314 in) in the men's shot put.[4]

Several athletes won multiple individual medals. Among them, Martin Moses Kurong was the men's 10,000 m winner and 5000 m bronze medallist, Geraldine Ann Duvenhage and Mohamed Kalifa were double silver medallists in the men's and women's shot put and discus throw events, and Tegest Tamangnu Yuma was runner-up in both the women's short sprints. South Africa's Duwayne Boer was the long jump winner and took bronze in the triple jump. Nigeria's Ese Brume was the women's long jump winner and triple jump runner-up, as well as a gold medallist in the 4×100 metres relay. South Africa's Megan Wilke won the javelin throw and surprisingly she also took the high jump silver medal.[5]

Nigeria's 200 m champion, Divine Oduduru, progressed to the junior level after his sprint double at the 2013 African Youth Athletics Championships.[6] The Ethiopian duo Tigist Gashaw and Dawit Seyaum were first and second in the women's 1500 metres, switching their placings from the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics.[4]

Medal summary


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Harry Chukwudike (NGR) 10.54 Mamus Emuobonuvie (NGR) 10.58 Jonathan Permal (MRI) 10.65
200 metres
(Wind: −3.6 m/s)
Divine Oduduru (NGR) 21.19 Jonathan Permal (MRI) 21.26 Fana James Mokofeng (RSA) 21.62
400 metres Denis Opio (UGA) 46.94 Omeiza Akerele (NGR) 47.32 Mohamed Belbachir (ALG) 47.40
800 metres Berke Kahsay Adhana (ETH) 1:46.94 Jonathan Kitilit (KEN) 1:48.03 Nader Benhanbel (MAR) 1:48.49
1500 metres Mathew Kiptanui (KEN) 3:39.91 John Maina (KEN) 3:42.31 Chalachew Shemeles Agafari (ETH) 3:42.45
5000 metres Moses Mukono (KEN) 13:54.36 Abdallah Kibet Mande (UGA) 13:55.10 Martin Moses Kurong (UGA) 13:56.39
10,000 metres Martin Moses Kurong (UGA) 28:31.80 Elvis Cheboi (KEN) 28:36.28 Josephat Kiprop (KEN) 28:37.09
110 metres hurdles
(Wind: −3.6 m/s)
Mohamed Koussi (MAR) 14.14 Tiaan Smit (RSA) 14.30 Behailu Alemshet Lema (ETH) 14.57
400 metres hurdles Constant Pretorius (RSA) 51.08 Kenneth Kurui (KEN) 52.65 Orwin Emilien (MRI) 53.18
3000 metres steeplechase Festus Kiprono (KEN) 8:38.99 Zewdu Molla Workie (ETH) 8:51.73 Gigsa Tolosa Nurgi (ETH) 8:55.38
4×100 metres relay Nigeria (NGR)
Mamus Emuobonuvie
Tega Odele
Divine Oduduru
Harry Chukwudike
40.36 Mauritius (MRI)
Jean Ian Degrace
Jonathan Permal
Orwin Emilien
Julien Meunier
40.86 South Africa (RSA)
Keenan Michau
Walter Ungerer
Fana James Mokofeng
Wesley Pinidele
4×400 metres relay Nigeria (NGR)
Adedamola Adenui
Charles Okezie
Ugochukwu Ottah
Omeiza Akerele
3:14.50 Gambia (GAM)
Wandifa Sanneth
Ebrahima Camara
Omar Jammeh
Tijan Keita
3:14.76 Ethiopia (ETH)
Fikre Muluken Bekele
Mohammed Gemechu Wada
Alemayehu Abera Tesfaye
Chala Abebe Robi
10,000 m walk Aymene Sabri (ALG) 45:58.52 Getamesay Nigusse Teshome (ETH) 46:07.94 Abdessamie Saidani (ALG) 47:21.24
High jump Omar Kaseb (EGY) 2.11 m Theddus Okpara (NGR) 2.05 m Heath Takudzwa Muchichwa (ZIM) 2.00 m
Long jump Duwayne Andrew Boer (RSA) 7.58 m (w) Babajide Okulaja (NGR) 7.42 m (w) Ruto Kiplagat (KEN) 7.28 m
Triple jump Sabelo Ntokozo Ndlovu (RSA) 15.92 m CR Ruto Kiplagat (KEN) 15.43 m Duwayne Andrew Boer (RSA) 15.13 m
Shot put Ahmed Hassan (EGY) 19.59 m CR Mohamed Kalifa (EGY) 19.05 m Ruan Combrinck (RSA) 17.08 m
Discus throw Gerhard De Beer (RSA) 55.58 m Mohamed Kalifa (EGY) 50.98 m Ahmed Elghobashy (EGY) 50.28 m
Hammer throw Eslam Ibrahim (EGY) 74.49 m Hisham Loufti Abd El Wahab (EGY) 61.74 m Dean William (SEY) 52.29 m
Javelin throw Alex Kiprotich (KEN) 71.43 m Reinhard Vanzyl (RSA) 69.73 m Maged Mohsen El Amer (EGY) 69.40 m


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Thebogo Mamathu (RSA) 11.98 Tegest Tamangnu Yuma (ETH) 12.12 Philippa Van Der Merve (RSA) 12.16
200 metres
(Wind: −3.5 m/s)
Nkiruka Uwakwe (NGR) 24.21 Tegest Tamangnu Yuma (ETH) 24.27 Loungo Matihaku (BOT) 24.62
400 metres Ada Benjamin (NGR) 52.87 Rita Ossai (NGR) 53.84 Selam Abrhaley Tareke (ETH) 54.80
800 metres Alem Gereziher Gebremariam (ETH) 2:03.78 Agatha Kimaswai (KEN) 2:04.91 Tigst Assefa Tessema (ETH) 2:05.65
1500 metres Dawit Seyaum Biratu (ETH) 4:09.00 Tigist Gashaw Belay (ETH) 4:12.38 Sheila Chepnegetich (KEN) 4:13.15
3000 metres Haftamnesh Tesfay Haylu (ETH) 9:32.33 Sheila Chepnegetich (KEN) 9:32.97 Roman Giday Berhe (ETH) 9:36.41
5000 metres Ruti Aga Sora (ETH) 16:00.98 Lina Cheruto (KEN) 16:04.34 Alemitu Heroye Banata (ETH) 16:08.85
100 metres hurdles
(Wind: −2.8 m/s)
Marthe Koala (BUR) 14.09 Favour Efe (NGR) 14.53 Mercia Ventea (RSA) 15.04
400 metres hurdles Dihia Haddar (ALG) 58.82 Meaza Kebede Basha (ETH) 1:01.21 Daisy Akpofa (NGR) 1:01.34
3000 metres steeplechase Weynshet Ansa Weldetsadik (ETH) 9:59.46 Marion Jepkonga Kibor (KEN) 10:02.46 Lina Cheruto (KEN) 10:03.74
4×100 metres relay Nigeria (NGR)
Nkiruka Uwakwe
Ese Brume
Margaret Bolufawi
Nkem Ezealah
46.28 South Africa (RSA)
Mercia Ventea
Philippa Van Der Merve
Stacey Welsch
Thebogo Mamathu
47.56 Not awarded
4×400 metres relay Nigeria (NGR)
Nkiruka Uwakwe
Ada Benjamn
Abike Egbeniyi
Rita Ossai
3:37.93 Ethiopia (ETH)
Selam Abrhaley Tareke
Tigst Assefa Tessema
Mahlet Mulugeta
Alem Gereziher Gebremariam
3:42.18 South Africa (RSA)
Lezaan Jordaan
Philippa Van Der Merve
Janet Seeliger
Izelle Neuhoff
5000 m walk Askale Tiksa Benti (ETH) 25:30.90 Anel Opsthuizen (RSA) 25:39.44 Sarah Loveth Malagu (NGR) 26:16.53
High jump Rhizlane Siba (MAR) 1.75 m Megan Wilke (RSA) 1.60 m Anna Milizar (MRI) 1.60 m
Long jump Ese Brume (NGR) 6.33 m (w) Janet Seeliger (RSA) 6.00 m Marthe Koala (BUR) 5.60 m (w)
Triple jump Lerato Sechele (LES) 12.62 m (w) Ese Brume (NGR) 12.52 m (w) Amira Bendrif (MAR) 12.16 m (w)
Shot put Lezaan Jordaan (RSA) 15.07 m Geraldine Ann Duvenhage (RSA) 13.47 m Juditha Aniefuna (NGR) 13.26 m
Discus throw Fadya El Kasaby (EGY) 42.71 m Geraldine Ann Duvenhage (RSA) 42.00 m Marie Helen Rose (SEY) 28.03 m
Hammer throw Aya Ebrahim Mohamed Adly (EGY) 53.88 m Chene Margo Coetzee (RSA) 49.66 m Yasmine Talbi (ALG) 48.95 m
Javelin throw Megan Wilke (RSA) 47.42 m Seba Bassem El Sehily (EGY) 47.29 m Zandri Bailey (RSA) 46.30 m
  • A third team from Mauritius was present in the women's 4×100 m relay but failed to finish the race.[7]
  • Long jump winner Ese Brume also had a wind-legal jump of 6.22 metres.[8]

Medal table

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Nigeria 9 7 3 19
2 South Africa 7 9 8 24
3 Ethiopia 7 7 8 22
4 Egypt 5 4 2 11
5 Kenya 4 9 4 17
6 Uganda 2 1 1 4
7 Algeria 2 0 3 5
8 Morocco 2 0 2 4
9 Burkina Faso 1 0 1 2
10 Lesotho 1 0 0 1
11 Mauritius 0 2 3 5
12 Gambia 0 1 0 1
13 Seychelles 0 0 2 2
14= Botswana 0 0 1 1
14= Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1
Total 40 40 39 119



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  • Complete Results Women. MAA. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.

External links

  • Official website
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