African Youth Athletics Championships

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The African Youth Athletics Championships is a biennial continental athletics competition for African athletes, organised by the Confederation of African Athletics. First held in 2013, it a youth category event open to athletes aged fifteen and seventeen.[1]

The competition was the third continental athletics competition to be created for that age level, following in the steps of the South American and Oceanian events. Its proposal came at the similar time as that for the European Athletics Youth Championships, marked a growing interest in international competition for younger people.[2][3]


Year City Country Date Venue No. of
No. of
1 2013 Warri  Nigeria 28–31 March Warri Township Stadium 40


  1. ^ Minshull, Phil (2013-03-31). Kenya's Chepwogen, Jepkemei and Biwott impress at African Youth Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  2. ^ Timetable 1st African Youth Championships. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  3. ^ Mistrzostwa Europy dla juniorów młodszych? (Polish). PZLA (2013-03-13). Retrieved on 2013-09-14.

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