2012 African Championships in Athletics

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2012 African Championships
Porto Novo 2012 Logo.png
Championships logo
Host city Porto Novo, Benin 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
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[edit]

Men[edit]

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

Women[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

      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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ 21/06/2012 African Championships : record of participation. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-23.
Daily reports

External links[edit]