1991 All-Africa Games

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V All-Africa Games
Host city Cairo, Egypt
Nations participating 43
Events 18 sports
Opening ceremony 20 September 1991
Closing ceremony 1 October 1991
Officially opened by Hosni Mubarak
Main venue Cairo International Stadium
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The 5th All-Africa Games were held from September 20 to October 1, 1991 in Cairo, Egypt. Forty-three countries participated in eighteen sports.

For the first time the Games were held on a four year cycle as planned. Egypt had hoped to use the Games to showcase the city of Cairo for a possible Olympic bid. The plan fell through after organizational difficulties once again plagued the Games. A stampede of spectators trying to get in to see the Opening Ceremonies got the Games off to a bad start. Many IOC officials and dignitaries were unable to make it into the stadium in the confusion and returned to their hotels to watch the ceremony on television.

African athletes had claimed seven world championships at the previous months World Athletics Championships. Only one, steeplechaser Moses Kiptanui, decided to participate in Cairo.

Highly partisan crowds, which were granted free admission to the events by the Egyptian government, filled the stadiums throughout the games, cheering the home team to another placing at the top of the medals table.

It was Namibia's first participation in the world arena. The team proudly returned with four gold medals, two silver medals and seven bronze medals.

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Egypt 90 53 52 195
2  Nigeria 43 51 43 137
3  Algeria 29 37 36 102
4  Kenya 13 17 18 48
5  Zimbabwe 8 3 13 24
6  Tunisia 6 4 10 20
7  Côte d'Ivoire 4 5 3 12
8  Ethiopia 4 3 5 12
9  Namibia 4 2 6 12
10  Senegal 3 4 11 18
11  Ghana 2 4 6 12
12  Angola 2 3 5 10
13  Mozambique 2 0 0 2
14  Mauritius 1 5 6 12
15  Cameroon 1 4 10 15
16  Tanzania 1 3 1 5
17  Uganda 1 1 2 4
18  Gabon 1 0 3 4
 Zambia 1 0 3 4
20  Lesotho 0 3 3 6
21  Madagascar 0 2 9 11
22  Libya 0 1 5 6
23  Seychelles 0 1 2 3
24  Central African Republic 0 1 0 1
 Sierra Leone 0 1 0 1
26  Burkina Faso 0 0 2 2
 Zaire 0 0 2 2
28  Swaziland 0 0 1 1
 Botswana 0 0 1 1
 Congo 0 0 1 1
213 205 253 671

Athletics[edit]

Three athletes, two female and one male, won more than one event:

In addition, Nigeria won three of the four relay races; 4x100 metres for men and women as well as women's 4x400 metres. No new events were added.

Field hockey[edit]

Soccer[edit]

The soccer tournament was transformed to a U-23 competition. It was won by Cameroon, and it was the first Games in which the host country did not win a medal.

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Cameroon Cameroon

Coach:

Tunisia Tunisia

Coach:

Nigeria Nigeria

Coach:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenya Hockey Union: All Africa Games Results

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