African Race Walking Championships

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African Race Walking Championships
Sport Race walking
Founded 1999
Continent Africa (CAA)

The African Race Walking Championships is a quadrennial race walking competition for athletes representing countries from Africa, organized by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). It was established in 1999 and has featured races for senior men (20 km) and women (10 km in 1999, 20 km from 2005 on).[1] The 2005 edition was held jointly with the African Combined Events Championships.[2][3] The 2009 edition also featured junior events (10 km men and women).[4] The 2013 men's event was part of the IAAF World Race Walking Challenge.[5] Nothing is known on a 2013 women's race.

Editions[edit]

Year City Country Date
I 1999 Boumerdès  Algeria
II 2005 El Menzah, Tunis  Tunisia May 21-22
III 2009 Radès  Tunisia April 19
IV 2013 Belle Vue  Mauritius April 19

Results[edit]

Results were compiled from the Athletics Weekly,[1] the Confederation of African Athletics,[2][4] the IAAF,[3][5] and the Fédération Suisse de Marche.[6][7]

Men's Results[edit]

20 kilometres[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1999  Hatem Ghoula (TUN) 1:28:12  Moussa Aouanouk (ALG) 1:31:44  Merzak Abbès (ALG) 1:32:42
2005  Hatem Ghoula (TUN) 1:29:28  Moussa Aouanouk (ALG) 1:30:01  Hassanine Sebei (TUN) 1:32:31
2009  Hassanine Sebei (TUN) 1:24:15.5  Hichem Medjeber (ALG) 1:24:50.3  Ali Amrouch (ALG) 1:25:02.6
2013  Lebogang Shange (RSA) 1:28:31  Hassanine Sebei (TUN) 1:28:40  Hichem Medjeber (ALG) 1:32:26

10 kilometres (Junior)[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2009  Mohamed Fetah Meddour (ALG) 45:37.6  Hedi Bougatfa (TUN) 45:57.1  Houcem Abdellaoui (ALG) 46:01.3

Women's Results[edit]

10 kilometres[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1999  Bahia Boussad (ALG) 51:36  Dounia Mimouni (ALG) 52:32  Wafa Mouelhi (TUN) 52:40

20 kilometres[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2005  Bahia Boussad (ALG) 1:47:01  Rahma Mahmoudi (TUN) 1:48:11  Nicolene Cronjé (RSA) 1:49:54
2009  Chaima Trabelsi (TUN) 1:37:43.4  Olfa Lafi (TUN) 1:37:58.2  Aynalem Bekashign Meshesha (ETH) 1:42:28.1

10 kilometres (Junior)[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2009  Olfa Hamdi (TUN) 50:19.8  Sabrine Sellimi (TUN) 52:19.9  Jihad Adel Mohamed El Sayed Meshref (EGY) 55:05.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World and Continental Race Walking Championships and Cups - AFRICAN RACE WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved August 2, 2013 
  2. ^ a b African Combined Events and Race Walking Champs, Tunis (Tunisia) 21-22/05, retrieved August 1, 2013 
  3. ^ a b Mzoughi, Hassen (May 22, 2005), Algeria, Tunisia and South Africa triumph at the African Championships for Combined Events and Race Walking, IAAF, retrieved August 2, 2013 
  4. ^ a b Road walking African championships, Radès (Tunisia) 19/04, April 19, 2009, retrieved August 1, 2013 
  5. ^ a b Walburton, Paul (April 19, 2013), Stylish Shange surprises to take African Race Walk title, IAAF, retrieved August 2, 2013 
  6. ^ Championnats d'Afrique de Marche, 19 Avril 2009, Radès, Fédération Suisse de Marche, April 19, 2009, retrieved August 2, 2013 
  7. ^ Result 20 Kilometres Race Walk - African Race Walking Championships, Fédération Suisse de Marche, April 19, 2013, retrieved August 2, 2013