1979 African Championships in Athletics

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The 1979 African Championships in Athletics were held in the Stade Demba Diop in Dakar, Senegal. There were a total number of 251 competitors from 24 countries, with 23 men's and 16 women's events.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Ernest Obeng
 Ghana
10.54 Théophile Nkounkou
 Congo
10.63 Edward Ofili
 Nigeria
10.66
200 metres Edward Ofili
 Nigeria
20.90 Georges Kablan Degnan
 Côte d'Ivoire
21.14 Emmanuel Bitanga
 Cameroon
21.18
400 metres El Kashief Hassan
 Sudan
45.34 James Atuti
 Kenya
45.95 Billy Konchellah
 Kenya
46.28
800 metres James Maina
 Kenya
1:48.8a Omer Khalifa
 Sudan
1:49.3a Mehdi Aidet
 Algeria
1:49.8a
1500 metres Mike Boit
 Kenya
3:39.9a Abderrahmane Morceli
 Algeria
3:40.1a Mehdi Aidet
 Algeria
3:40.5a
5000 metres Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
14:14.0a Yohannes Mohamed
 Ethiopia
14:14.2a Kip Rono
 Kenya
14:18.0a
10000 metres Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
29:08.0a Yohannes Mohamed
 Ethiopia
29:10.0a Rachid Habchaoui
 Algeria
29:28.9a
Marathon Kebede Balcha
 Ethiopia
2:29:53 Gidamis Shahanga
 Tanzania
2:36:46 Ladislas Hakuzimana
 Rwanda
2:54:28
3000 metre steeplechase Kip Rono
 Kenya
8:30.9a Eshetu Tura
 Ethiopia
8:31.4a Yohannes Mohamed
 Ethiopia
8:39.4a
110 metres hurdles Godwin Obasogie
 Nigeria
13.76w Philip Sang
 Kenya
13.81w Thomas Nnakwe
 Nigeria
14.03w
400 metres hurdles Daniel Kimaiyo
 Kenya
50.05 Wilson Kibiego
 Kenya
51.06 Dennis Otono
 Nigeria
51.23
High jump Othmane Belfaa
 Algeria
2.15 Hamid Sahil
 Algeria
2.13 Moussa Sagna Fall
 Senegal
2.05
Pole vault Mohamed Bensaad
 Algeria
4.70 Loué Legbo
 Côte d'Ivoire
4.60 Ahmed Rezki
 Algeria
4.50
Long jump Ajayi Agbebaku
 Nigeria
7.94 Kayode Elegbede
 Nigeria
7.89 Joseph Kio
 Nigeria
7.78
Triple jump Ajayi Agbebaku
 Nigeria
16.82w Abdoulaye Diallo
 Senegal
16.42w Joseph Kio
 Nigeria
16.25w
Shot put Youssef Nagui Asaad
 Egypt
20.32 Mohamed Fatihi
 Morocco
15.80 Abderrazak Ben Hassine
 Tunisia
14.42
Discus throw Abderrazak Ben Hassine
 Tunisia
54.60 Mohamed Naguib Hamed
 Egypt
54.40 Harrison Salami
 Nigeria
53.10
Hammer throw Abdellah Boubekeur
 Algeria
56.02 Youssef Ben Abid
 Tunisia
53.84 Hisham Fouad Greiss
 Egypt
49.10
Javelin throw Jacques Ayé Abehi
 Côte d'Ivoire
76.74 Zakayo Malekwa
 Tanzania
76.06 Tarek Chaabani
 Tunisia
75.20
Decathlon Mohamed Bensaad
 Algeria
7148 Ebewele Brown
 Nigeria
7043 Alioune Seck
 Senegal
6741
10000 metre track walk Benamar Kachkouche
 Algeria
48:50.8a Hunde Ture
 Ethiopia
50:45.6a John Mutinda
 Kenya
55:45.2a
4 × 100 metres relay  Côte d'Ivoire 39.80  Senegal 41.60  Tanzania 41.71
4 × 400 metres relay  Kenya 3:08.2a  Nigeria 3:10.2a  Senegal 3:11.5a

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Oguzoeme Nsenu
 Nigeria
11.53w Hannah Afriyie
 Ghana
11.56w Nzaeli Kyomo
 Tanzania
11.59w
200 metres Hannah Afriyie
 Ghana
23.81 Nzaeli Kyomo
 Tanzania
24.48 Ruth Waithera
 Kenya
24.66
400 metres Grace Bakari
 Ghana
53.33 Marième Boye
 Senegal
54.52 Mary Chemweno
 Kenya
55.41
800 metres Mary Chemweno
 Kenya
2:08.4a Rose Tata
 Kenya
2:10.9a Amsala Woldegebriel
 Ethiopia
2:11.9a
1500 metres Sakina Boutamine
 Algeria
4:23.6a Rose Thomson
 Kenya
4:25.0a Hassania Darami
 Morocco
4:26.5a
3000 metres Sakina Boutamine
 Algeria
9:31.1a Rose Thomson
 Kenya
9:32.1a Hassania Darami
 Morocco
9:39.7a
100 metres hurdles Judy Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
14.13 Bella Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
14.36 Fatima El Faquir
 Morocco
14.52
400 metres hurdles Fatima El Faquir
 Morocco
59.73 Rose Tata
 Kenya
59.85 Ruth Kyalisima
 Uganda
60.41
High jump Kawther Akrémi
 Tunisia
1.69 Elizabeth Ezo
 Nigeria
1.69 Fernande Agnentchoué
 Gabon
1.63
Long jump Bella Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
6.24 Florence Ochonogor
 Nigeria
6.18 Jeanette Yawson
 Ghana
6.04
Shot put Odette Mistoul
 Gabon
13.45 Grace Apiafi
 Nigeria
13.24 Joyce Aciro
 Uganda
12.95
Discus throw Zoubida Laayouni
 Morocco
46.18 Fathia Jerbi
 Tunisia
45.18 Helen Alyek
 Uganda
43.04
Javelin throw Agnès Tchuinté
 Cameroon
50.20 Eunice Nekesa
 Kenya
49.98 Constance Rwabiryagye
 Uganda
41.64
Pentathlon Bella Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
3607 Florence Ochonogor
 Nigeria
3524 Julie-Marie Gomis
 Senegal
3409
4 × 100 metres relay  Ghana 45.63  Nigeria 46.45  Senegal 50.23
4 × 400 metres relay  Ghana 3:41.8a  Kenya 3:46.1a  Nigeria 3:54.9a

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Nigeria 8 9 7 24
2  Algeria 7 2 4 13
3  Kenya 6 9 5 20
4  Ghana 5 1 1 7
5  Ethiopia 3 4 2 9
6  Tunisia 2 2 2 6
7  Côte d'Ivoire 2 2 0 4
8  Morocco 2 1 3 6
9  Egypt 1 1 1 3
10  Sudan 1 1 0 2
11  Cameroon 1 0 1 2
 Gabon 1 0 1 2
13  Senegal 0 3 5 8
14  Tanzania 0 3 2 5
15  Congo 0 1 0 1
16  Uganda 0 0 4 4
17  Rwanda 0 0 1 1

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