Athletics at the 2007 All-Africa Games

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Athletics at the IX All-Africa Games
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The host stadium in Algiers
Host city Algiers, AlgeriaAlgeria
Date(s) 18–22 July
Main stadium Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Participation 628 athletes from
50 nations
Events 46
Records set 4 Games records


The athletics competition at the 2007 All-Africa Games was held on the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers, Algeria between 18 July and 22 July 2007. Nigeria was the most successful nation of the competition having won nine golds and 24 medals in total. South Africa was a close second with seven golds and also a total of 24 medals overall. Tunisia and Botswana were the next most successful (both with five golds), although Ethiopia and Kenya had greater medal hauls.

Men's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Olusoji Fasuba
 Nigeria
10.18 Eric Nkansah
 Ghana
10.35 Uchenna Emedolu
 Nigeria
10.37
July 19: The three athletes also shared the podium at the 2006 African Championships, with Fasuba defending the gold medal.
200 m
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Leigh Julius
 South Africa
20.81 Seth Amoo
 Ghana
20.88 Obinna Metu
 Nigeria
20.94
July 22: Julius moved up from the bronze medal position at the 2006 African Championships.
400 m
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California Molefe
 Botswana
45.59 Young Talkmore Nyongani
 Zimbabwe
45.76 Mathieu Gnanligo
 Benin
45.89
July 20: Molefe won Botswana's second gold medal at the Games, just shortly after Amantle Montsho took the women's 400 m title. Gnanligo won the first All-Africa Games athletics medal for Benin.
800 m
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Abubaker Kaki Khamis
 Sudan
1:45.22 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
 South Africa
1:45.54 Justus Koech
 Kenya
1:45.80
July 20: Big surprise victory as Kaki Khamis upset 2004 Olympic silver medallist Mulaudzi.
1500 m
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Asbel Kiprop
 Kenya
3:38.97 Antar Zerguelaine
 Algeria
3:39.04 Tarek Boukensa
 Algeria
3:39.18
July 22: Running on home track, Zerguelaine was narrowly beaten to second while Boukensa defended his position from the 2006 African Championships.
5000 m
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Moses Kipsiro
 Uganda
13:12:51 Josphat Kiprono Menjo
 Kenya
13:12.64 Tariku Bekele
 Ethiopia
13:13.43
July 22: Kipsiro won Uganda's first gold medal at the Games.
10,000 m
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Zersenay Tadese
 Eritrea
27:00.30 GR Tadesse Tola
 Ethiopia
27:28.08 Gebregziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
27:41.24
July 19: Tadese won the first All-Africa Games athletics medal for Eritrea as the first non-Kenyan or Ethiopian to win a medal in the men's 10,000 metres. In addition, 27:00.30 was a new Games record. A number of Kenyans and Ethiopians were absent due to preparations for the 2007 World Championships.
Half marathon
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Deriba Merga
 Ethiopia
1:02:24 Martin Sulle
 Tanzania
1:03:01 Yonas Kifle
 Eritrea
1:03:19
July 20
110 m h
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Salim Nurudeen
 Nigeria
13.59 GR Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja
 Madagascar
13.72 Shaun Bownes
 South Africa
13.81
July 19: Nurudeen established a new Games record.
400 m h
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L.J. van Zyl
 South Africa
48.74 Pieter De Villiers
 South Africa
48.91 Alwyn Myburgh
 South Africa
48.91
July 21: South African dominance as De Villiers split van Zyl and Myburgh, winners of gold and silver respectively at the 2006 African Championships.
3000 m s'chase
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Willy Komen
 Kenya
8:15.11 Ezekiel Kemboi
 Kenya
8:16.93 Nahom Mesfin
 Ethiopia
8:39.67
July 18: The Kenyan dominance in the event continued as 2006 World Junior champion Komen upset 2004 Olympic champion Kemboi.
20 km walk
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Hatem Ghoula
 Tunisia
1:22:33 David Kimutai
 Kenya
1:24:16 Mohamed Ameur
 Algeria
1:25:12
July 21
4 x 100 m
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 Nigeria
Isaac Uche,
Obinna Metu,
Chinedu Oriala,
Olusoji Fasuba
38.91  South Africa
Morne Nagel,
Leigh Julius,
Lee Roy Newton,
Sherwin Vries
39.11  Zimbabwe
Ngonidzashe Makusha,
Gabriel Mvumvure,
Brian Dzingai,
Lewis Banda
39.16 NR
July 20: Nigeria and South Africa defended their positions from the 2006 African Championships.
4 x 400 m
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 Botswana
Zacharia Kamberuka,
Isaac Makwala,
Obakeng Ngwigwa,
Tshepo Kelaotse
3:03.16  Nigeria
Olusegun Ogunkule,
Edu Nkami,
Victor Isaiah,
Saul Weigopwa
3:03.99  Zimbabwe
Nelton Ndebele,
Young Talkmore Nyongani,
Gabriel Chikomo,
Lewis Banda
3:04.84
July 22

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Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Kabelo Kgosiemang
 Botswana
2.27 Abderrahmane Hammad
 Algeria
2.24 Mohamed Benhedia
 Algeria
Arinze Obiora
 Nigeria
2.20
July 22: Kosiemang defended his title from the 2006 African Championships, ahead of veteran Hammad.
Pole vault
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Abderrahmane Tamada
 Tunisia
5.10 Karim Sène
 Senegal
5.10 Hamdi Dhouibi
 Tunisia
4.90
July 21: Tamada moved up one place from the 2006 African Championships, while decathlete Dhouibi defended his bronze medal from then. Only six athletes entered the competition.
Long jump
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Gable Garenamotse
 Botswana
8.08 (+0.7) Arnaud Casquette
 Mauritius
8.03 (+1.4) Khotso Mokoena
 South Africa
7.99 (+0.6)
July 22: A tight competition where Mokoena made it to the podium in his last jump, surpassing Issam Nima, before Garenamotse surpassed Casquette. Ignisious Gaisah did not start due to injury.
Triple jump
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Ndiss Kaba Badji
 Senegal
16.80 (+0.0) Hugo Mamba-Schlick
 Cameroon
16.61 (+0.0) Andrew Owusu
 Ghana
16.32 (+1.0)
July 19: Khotso Mokoena exited the competition after three invalid attempts.
Shot put
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Yasser Fathy Ibrahim Farag
 Egypt
19.20 Roelie Potgieter
 South Africa
19.02 Mohammed Medded
 Tunisia
17.94
July 19: Farag, who also won the discus throw silver medal, retained his title from the 2006 African Championships.
Discus
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Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly
 Egypt
62.28 Yasser Fathy Ibrahim Farag
 Egypt
61.58 Hannes Hopley
 South Africa
57.79
July 18: El Ghazaly and Farag retained their positions from the 2006 African Championships.
Hammer
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Chris Harmse
 South Africa
76.73 Mohsen El Anany
 Egypt
72.00 Saber Souid
 Tunisia
70.01
July 21: Harmse became the fifth athlete to win three All-Africa Games titles in a row. El Anany and Souid switched places compared to the 2006 African Championships.
Javelin
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John Robert Oosthuizen
 South Africa
78.05 Gerhardus Pienaar
 South Africa
76.70 Mohamed Ali Kebabou
 Tunisia
71.77
July 22
Decathlon
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Hamdi Dhouibi
 Tunisia
7838 points GR Boualem Lamri
 Algeria
7473 points Larbi Bouraada
 Algeria
7349 points
July 18-19: Dhouibi continued his dominance in African decathlon, this time beating the old Games record from 1999 of 7497 points.

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Women's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Damola Osayemi
 Nigeria
11.20 Constance Mkenku
 South Africa
11.27 Vida Anim
 Ghana
11.33
July 19: Mkenku won the first All-Africa Games 100 metres medal for a country other than Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon.
200 m
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Damola Osayemi
 Nigeria
23.21 Vida Anim
 Ghana
23.29 Amandine Allou Affoue
 Ivory Coast
23.44
July 22: Osayemi won her second gold medal at the Games. Anim added a silver medal to her bronze and gold medals won in the 100 m and 4x100 m relay respectively.
400 m
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Amantle Montsho
 Botswana
51.13 Joy Eze
 Nigeria
51.20 Folashade Abugan
 Nigeria
51.44
July 20: Montsho won Botswana's first gold medal at the Games.
800 m
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Leonor Piuza
 Mozambique
2:02.83 Agnes Samaria
 Namibia
203.17 Nahida Touhami
 Algeria
2:03.79
July 19: Piuza continued the Mozambican dominance of the event, following Maria Mutola's wins in 1991, 1995 and 1999.
1500 m
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Gelete Burika
 Ethiopia
4:06.89 Veronica Nyaruai
 Kenya
4:09.11 Agnes Samaria
 Namibia
4:09.18
July 22: Samaria won her second medal at the Games.
5000 m
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Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia
15:02.72 Meselech Melkamu
 Ethiopia
15:03.86 Sylvia Chibiwott Kibet
 Kenya
15:06.39
July 18: Defar and Kibet defended their medals from the 2006 African Championships.
10,000 m
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Mestawet Tufa
 Ethiopia
31:26.05 Edith Masai
 Kenya
31:31.18 Irene Kipchumba
 Kenya
31:36.78
July 21: World leader Tufa beat 40-year-old Masai.
Half marathon
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Souad Ait Salem
 Algeria
1:13:35 Atsede Baysa
 Ethiopia
1:13:54 Kenza Dahmani
 Algeria
1:14:10
July 20: The first athletics gold medal for the host country.
100 m h
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Toyin Augustus
 Nigeria
13.23 Jessica Ohanaja
 Nigeria
13.27 Fatmata Fofanah
 Guinea
13.51
July 20: Augustus defended her title from the 2006 African Championships. Fofanah won the first All-Africa Games athletics medal for Guinea.
400 m h
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Muna Jabir Adam
 Sudan
54.93 (NR) Aissata Soulama
 Burkina Faso
55.49 (NR) Ajoke Odumosu
 Nigeria
55.80
July 22
3000 m s'chase
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Ruth Bosibori
 Kenya
9:31.99 Mekdes Bekele Tadese
 Ethiopia
9:49.95 Netsanet Achamo
 Ethiopia
9:51.63
July 20: The event was staged for the first time.
20 km walk
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Chaima Trabelsi
 Tunisia
1:49:13 Mercy Njoki
 Kenya
1:49:18 Arasa Asnaksh Abissa
 Ethiopia
1:49:29
July 19
4 x 100 m
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 Ghana
Mariama Salifu,
Esther Dankwah,
Gifty Addy,
Vida Anim
43.84  Nigeria
Gladys Nwabani,
Endurance Ojokolo,
Damola Osayemi,
Emem Edem
43.85  Ivory Coast
Judith Djaman Brah,
Louise Ayetotche,
Cynthia Niako,
Amandine Allou Affoue
44.48
July 20: Ghana and Nigeria defended their positions from the 2006 African Championships.
4 x 400 m
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 Nigeria
Joy Eze,
Folashade Abugan,
Sekinat Adesanya,
Christy Ekpukhon
3:29.74  South Africa
Estie Wittstock,
Amanda Kotze,
Tihanna Vorster,
Tsholofelo Selemela
3:33.62  Sudan
Nawal El Jack,
Faiza Omar,
Mohamed Hind,
Muna Jabir Adam
3:39.79
July 22: Nigeria and South Africa switched places compared to the 2006 African Championships, while Sudan won their first relay medal.

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Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Doreen Amata
 Nigeria
1.89 Anika Smit
 South Africa
1.89 Marcoleen Pretorius
 South Africa
1.83
July 19: Amata established a new national record to upset Smit and claim Nigeria's first gold medal at the Games.
Pole vault
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Leila Ben Youssef
 Tunisia
3.85 Ahmed Eman Nesrim
 Egypt
3.60 Eva Thornton
 South Africa
3.30
July 19: Five athletes entered the competition. First-time competitor Leila Ben Youssef of Tunisia claimed the gold.
Long jump
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Janice Josephs
 South Africa
6.79 (+0.1) Blessing Okagbare
 Nigeria
6.46 (+1.8) Yah Koïta
 Mali
6.35w (+2.2)
July 21
Triple jump
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Yamilé Aldama
 Sudan
14.46 (+0.5) Chinonye Ohadugha
 Nigeria
14.21 (-0.1)
(NR)
Otonye Iworima
 Nigeria
13.83 (+0.9)
July 18: Aldama and Iworima defended their medals from the 2006 African Championships, while Ohadugha set a new Nigerian record.
Shot put
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Vivian Chukwuemeka
 Nigeria
17.60 Simoné du Toit
 South Africa
16.77 Veronica Abrahamse
 South Africa
15.75
July 22: Chukwuemeka became the sixth athlete to win three All-Africa Games titles in a row. Abrahamse had won two silver medals in a row, but was beaten by her young countryfellow.
Discus
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Elizna Naude
 South Africa
58.40 Monia Kari
 Tunisia
55.15 Vivian Chukwuemeka
 Nigeria
52.52
July 21
Hammer
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Marwa Ahmed Hussein Arafat
 Egypt
65.70 Funke Adeoye
 Nigeria
64.04 Florence Ezeh
 Togo
59.55
July 19: Arafat retained her title from the 2006 African Championships. Five athletes entered the competition.
Javelin
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Justine Robbeson
 South Africa
58.09 Lindy Leveau
 Seychelles
56.49 Sunette Viljoen
 South Africa
54.46
July 20: The three athletes also shared the podium at the 2006 African Championships, with Robbeson defending the gold medal.
Heptathlon
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Margaret Simpson
 Ghana
6278 points GR Patience Okoro
 Nigeria
5161 points Beatrice Kamboule
 Burkina Faso
4994 points NR
July 20-21: Simpson improved her own Games record.

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Medal table[edit]

Eighteen-year-old Abubaker Kaki scored a gold for Sudan.
Moses Kipsiro took the 5000 m gold, Uganda's only medal of the tournament.
Asbel Kiprop was one of three Kenyan gold medallists.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Nigeria 9 8 7 24
2  South Africa 7 9 8 24
3  Tunisia 5 1 4 10
4  Botswana 5 0 0 5
5  Ethiopia 4 4 5 13
6  Kenya 3 6 3 12
7  Egypt 3 3 0 6
8  Sudan 3 0 1 4
9  Ghana 2 3 2 7
10  Algeria 1 3 6 10
11  Senegal 1 1 0 2
12  Eritrea 1 0 1 2
13=  Mozambique 1 0 0 1
13=  Uganda 1 0 0 1
15  Zimbabwe 0 1 2 3
16=  Burkina Faso 0 1 1 2
16=  Namibia 0 1 1 2
18=  Cameroon 0 1 0 1
18=  Madagascar 0 1 0 1
18=  Mauritius 0 1 0 1
18=  Seychelles 0 1 0 1
18=  Tanzania 0 1 0 1
23  Ivory Coast 0 0 2 2
24=  Benin 0 0 1 1
24=  Guinea 0 0 1 1
24=  Mali 0 0 1 1
24=  Togo 0 0 1 1
Total 46 46 47 139

Participating nations[edit]

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Results[edit]

Daily reports[edit]