2008 African Championships in Athletics

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2008 African Championships
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host city Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopia
Date(s) 30 April – 4 May
Main stadium Addis Ababa Stadium
Participation 543 athletes from
42 nations
Events 44

The 16th African Championships in Athletics was held in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, from April 30 to May 4, 2008. The competition venue was the Addis Ababa Stadium. It is the largest Athletics event held in Ethiopia to date. It was the first time in its then 29-year history the African Championships in Athletics were held in Eastern Africa, despite the region's well-documented success in long-distance running.

In the men's 100 m, Nigerians Olusoji Fasuba and Uchenna Emedolu repeated the places from the 2006 edition. On April 30, there was a 35-minute delay to the men's 10,000 metres due to weather, but the Ethiopians dominated the podium and the race, with the missed absence of world champion Kenenisa Bekele.

Men's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Olusoji Fasuba
 Nigeria
10.10 SB Uchenna Emedolu
 Nigeria
10.21 SB Hannes Dreyer
 South Africa
10.24 PB
200 m
details
Thuso Mpuang
 South Africa
20.53 PB Stéphan Buckland
 Mauritius
20.62 SB Samuel Kenosi
 Botswana
20.72 NR
400 m
details
Ali Babiker Nagmeldin
 Sudan
45.64 SB Isaac Makwala
 Botswana
45.64 PB James Godday
 Nigeria
45.77 SB
800 m
details
David Rudisha
 Kenya
1:44.20 SB Ismail Ahmed Ismail
 Sudan
1:45.41 SB Asbel Kiprop
 Kenya
1:46.02
1500 m
details
Haron Keitany
 Kenya
3:43.47 Gideon Gathimba
 Kenya
3:43.56 Juan van Deventer
 South Africa
3:43.63
5000 m
details
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
13:49.67 Isaac Songok
 Kenya
13:49.91 Ali Abdosh
 Ethiopia
13:50.64
10,000 m
details
Gebregziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
28:17.11 SB Ibrahim Jeilan
 Ethiopia
28:30.66 SB Eshetu Wendimu
 Ethiopia
28:56.36 SB
110 m hurdles
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Hennie Kotze
 South Africa
13.95 Samuel Okon
 Nigeria
14.08 Selim Nurudeen
 Nigeria
14.27
400 m hurdles
details
LJ van Zyl
 South Africa
48.91 SB Abderahmane Hammadi
 Algeria
49.84 NR Ibrahima Maïga
 Mali
49.84 SB
3000 m s'chase
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Richard Mateelong
 Kenya
8:31.61 Michael Kipyego
 Kenya
8:32.94 Willy Komen
 Kenya
8:41.98
20 km walk
details
Mohamed Ameur
 Algeria
1:22.55 PB Hichem Medjeber
 Algeria
1:23.29 PB Hassanine Sebei
 Tunisia
1:23.58 SB
4×100 m relay
details
Hannes Dreyer
Corne Du Plessis
Sergio Mullins
Thuso Mpuang
 South Africa
38.75 CR Togoh Victor
Allah Laryea-Akrong
Seth Amoo
Eric Nkansah
 Ghana
40.30 Idrissa Adam
François Belinga
Alain Olivier Nyounai
Joseph Batangdon
 Cameroon
40.60
4×400 m relay
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Pieter Smith
Ockert Cilliers
Sibusiso Sishi
LJ van Zyl
 South Africa
3:03.58 Rabah Yousif
Ali Babiker Nagmeldin
Ahmad Ismail
Abubaker Kaki
 Sudan
3:04.00 NR Mamadou Kasse Hann
Seth Mbow
Mamadou Gueye
Nouha Badji
 Senegal
3:05.93

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Kabelo Kgosiemang
 Botswana
2.34 NR =CR Mohammed Benhadja
 Algeria
2.18 Boubacar Séré
 Burkina Faso
2.18 SB
Pole vault
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Mouhcine Cheaouri
 Morocco
4.80 PB Larbi Bouraada
 Algeria
4.50 Willem Coertzen
 South Africa
4.00 PB
Long jump
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Yahya Berrabah
 Morocco
8.04 SB Jonathan Chimier
 Mauritius
7.99 SB Stephan Louw
 Namibia
7.98
Triple jump
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Ndiss Kaba Badji
 Senegal
17.07 NR Hugo Mamba
 Cameroon
16.92 NR Tareq Bougtaib
 Morocco
16.82
Shot put
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Abdu Moaty Moustafa
 Egypt
18.06 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
 Egypt
17.39 Janus Robberts
 South Africa
16.44
Discus throw
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Hannes Hopley
 South Africa
56.98 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
 Egypt
56.06 SB Nabil Kiram
 Morocco
52.99
Hammer throw
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Chris Harmse
 South Africa
77.72 SB Mohamed Hicham Al-Gamal
 Egypt
69.70 Ahmed Abd El Raouf
 Egypt
68.15
Javelin throw
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Mohamed Ali Kebabou
 Tunisia
74.20 PB Kenechukwu Ezeofor
 Nigeria
72.53 PB Sammy Keskeny
 Kenya
69.84 SB
Decathlon
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Larbi Bouraada
 Algeria
7574 PB Willem Coertzen
 South Africa
7374 Boualem Lamri
 Algeria
6919 SB

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Damola Osayomi
 Nigeria
11.22 Vida Anim
 Ghana
11.43 Delphine Atangana
 Cameroon
11.46
200 m
details
Isabel le Roux
 South Africa
22.69 PB Kadiatou Camara
 Mali
22.70 NR Damola Osayomi
 Nigeria
22.83 PB
400 m
details
Amantle Montsho
 Botswana
49.83 NR,CR Sade Abugan
 Nigeria
50.89 Racheal Nachula
 Zambia
51.39 NR, NJR
800 m
details
Pamela Jelimo
 Kenya
1:58.70 NJR Maria de Lurdes Mutola
 Mozambique
2:00.47 SB Agnes Samaria
 Namibia
2:00.62 SB
1500 m
details
Gelete Burka
 Ethiopia
4:08.25 Meskerem Assefa
 Ethiopia
4:10.40 Agnes Samaria
 Namibia
4:13.91
5000 m
details
Meselech Melkamu
 Ethiopia
15:49.81 Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia
15:50.19 Grace Momanyi
 Kenya
15:50.19
10,000 m
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
32:49.08 Ejegayehu Dibaba
 Ethiopia
32:50.36 Wude Ayalew
 Ethiopia
32:55.17
100 m hurdles
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Fatmata Fofanah
 Guinea
13.10 NR Toyin Augustus
 Nigeria
13.12 Carole Kaboud Mebam
 Cameroon
13.52
400 m hurdles
details
Joke Odumosu
 Nigeria
55.92 SB Lamia El Habz
 Morocco
56.07 PB Aïssata Soulama
 Burkina Faso
56.13 SB
3000 m s'chase
details
Zemzem Ahmed
 Ethiopia
9:44.58 PB Mekdes Bekele
 Ethiopia
9:59.52 SB Ruth Bosibori
 Kenya
10:00.18 SB
20 km walk
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Grace Wanjiru
 Kenya
1:39.50 NR Ararissa Abissa Asnakch
 Ethiopia
1:40.12 NR Mary Njoki
 Kenya
1:41.15 PB
4 x 100 m relay
details
Endurance Ojokolo
Gloria Kemasuode
Susan Akene
Damola Osayomi
 Nigeria
43.79 Gifty Addy
Elizabeth Amolofo
Esther Dankwah
Vida Anim
 Ghana
44.12 Tsholofelo Thipe
Isabel le Roux
Christine Ras
Geraldine Pillay
 South Africa
44.28
4 x 400 m relay
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Oluoma Nwoke
Sade Abugan
Endurance Abinuwa
Joy Eze
 Nigeria
3:30.07 Florence Wasike
Charity Wandia
Joyce Zakari
Pamela Jelimo
 Kenya
3:37.67 Fatou Diabaye
Mame Fatou Faye
Maty Salame
Souma Fatou
 Senegal
3:38.42

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Anika Smit
 South Africa
1.88 Marcoleen Pretorius
 South Africa
1.84 Marizca Gertenbach
 South Africa
1.84
Pole vault
details
Leila Ben Youssef
 Tunisia
4.00 Nisrine Dinar
 Morocco
3.80 Laetitia Berthier
 Burkina Faso
3.70
Long jump
details
Janice Josephs
 South Africa
6.64 Chinaza Amadi
 Nigeria
6.31 Patricia Soman
 Ivory Coast
6.13
Triple jump
details
Françoise Mbango
 Cameroon
14.76 SB Yamilé Aldama
 Sudan
14.36 SB Chinonye Ohadugha
 Nigeria
14.14 SB
Shot put
details
Vivian Chukwuemeka
 Nigeria
17.50 Kasey Onmuchekwa
 Nigeria
16.29 Veronica Abrahamse
 South Africa
16.00
Discus throw
details
Elizna Naude
 South Africa
55.34 Suzanne Kragbé
 Ivory Coast
49.52 Simoné du Toit
 South Africa
47.10
Hammer throw
details
Marwa Hussein
 Egypt
62.26 Florence Ezeh
 Togo
61.26 Funke Adeoye
 Nigeria
57.02
Javelin throw
details
Sunette Viljoen
 South Africa
55.17 Lindy Leveau-Agricole
 Seychelles
52.92 SB Hana'a Hassan Omar
 Egypt
52.32
Heptathlon
details
Patience Okoro
 Nigeria
4906 Florence Wasike
 Kenya
4867 Nadege Essama Foe
 Cameroon
4470

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Africa 12 2 8 22
2  Nigeria 7 7 5 19
3  Ethiopia 6 6 3 15
4  Kenya 5 5 6 16
5  Algeria 2 4 1 7
6  Egypt 2 3 2 7
7  Morocco 2 2 2 6
8  Botswana 2 1 1 4
9  Tunisia 2 0 1 3
10  Sudan 1 3 0 4
11  Cameroon 1 1 4 6
12  Senegal 1 0 2 3
13  Guinea 1 0 0 1
14  Ghana 0 3 0 3
15  Mauritius 0 2 0 2
16  Ivory Coast 0 1 1 2
16  Mali 0 1 1 2
18  Mozambique 0 1 0 1
18  Seychelles 0 1 0 1
18  Togo 0 1 0 1
21  Namibia 0 0 3 3
22  Burkina Faso 0 0 2 2
23  Burundi 0 0 1 1
23  Zambia 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 44 132

Participating nations[edit]

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