2011 African Junior Athletics Championships

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10th African Junior Championships
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Host city Gaborone, Botswana
Date(s) 12 – 15 May
Main stadium University of Botswana Stadium
Level Under-20
Events 44

The 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships were held at the University of Botswana Stadium in Gaborone, Botswana from 12 to 15 May. It was the tenth edition of the continental athletics tournament for African athletes aged 19 years or younger. Over 700 athletes from 28 countries announced their desire to participate in the event over four days of track and field competitions, which featured 22 events from men and 22 events for women.[1]

South Africa topped the medal table with thirteen gold and silver medals. Ethiopia and Egypt both won six events, while Kenya and Nigeria rounded out the top five. Seventeen nations reached the medal table at the competition. El Mehdi Kabbachi was a double gold medallist for Morocco, winning both the men's long and triple jump competitions. Namibian thrower Charlene Engelbrecht won both her country's medals with runner-up performances in the shot put and discus.

Among the other medallists, Uganda's Annet Negesa took an 800 m/1500 m double, including a Ugandan record in the latter event. The women's Egyptian record in the high jump was broken by Besnet Moussad Mohamed, who won gold. Aynalem Eshetu of Ethiopia improved the African record to win the women's 5000 m walk. Her teammate Magiso Manedo excelled in the sprints: she won the 400 m, set an Ethiopian record to take the 200 m silver medal and anchored the 4×400 metres relay team to another national record and the bronze medal.

Outside of the medallists, strong performances came from javelin fourth-placer Adriaan Beukes, who broke the Botswana record, and Phumlile Ndzinisa of Swaziland ran Swazi records in the 200 m and 400 m finals. Further to this, Egypt's Hamada Mohamed (fourth in the 800 m) set an Egyptian junior record.[2]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Gideon Trotter (RSA) 10.49  Tinashe Mutanga (ZIM) 10.68  Emile Erasmus (RSA) 10.70
200 metres  Siphelo Ngquboza (RSA) 20.94  Tinashe Mutanga (ZIM) 20.99 PB  Jonathan Mmaju (NGR) 21.58
400 metres  Sadam Koumi (SUD) 46.37 PB  Japhet Samuel (NGR) 46.45 PB  Alphas Kishoyian (KEN) 46.71 PB
800 metres  Mohamed Aman (ETH) 1:46.62  Anthony Chemut (KEN) 1:47.16 PB  Nigel Amos (BOT) 1:47.38 NJR
1500 metres  Hillary Maiyo (KEN) 3:35.43 PB  Geofrey Barusei (KEN) 3:35.54 PB  Soresa Fida (ETH) 3:36.38 PB
5000 metres  Yitayal Atnafu Zerihun (ETH) 13:38.52 PB  Abraham Kasongor (KEN) 13:39.17 PB  Thomas Ayeko (UGA) 13:40.04 PB
10,000 metres  Geoffrey Kirui (KEN) 27:55.74 PB, CR  Nicholas Togom (KEN) 28:23.22 PB  Thomas Ayeko (UGA) 28:27.54 PB
110 metres hurdles  Amadou Ndiaye (SEN) 14.33 PB  Tsepo Lefete (RSA) 14.42  Rami Gharsalli (TUN) 14.49 PB
400 metres hurdles  Abdelmalik Lahoulou (ALG) 51.69 NJR  Jeremiah Mutai (KEN) 51.93  Shaun van Wyk (RSA) 51.96
3000 metres steeplechase  Gilbert Kirui (KEN) 8:25.03 PB  Jairus Kipchoge (KEN) 8:28.08 PB  Jacob Araptany (UGA) 8:30.63
4×100 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Emuobonuvie Mamus
Harry Chukwudike
Jonathan Mmaju
Toyin Oladimeji
40.98  Zimbabwe (ZIM)
Fungah Beukerwa
Abdul Simbili
Felby Mukucha
Tinashe Mutanga
41.66  Mauritius (MRI)
Thierry Ferdinand
Darren Paul
Jonathan Bardottier
Christopher Quenette
41.81
4×400 metres relay  Sudan (SUD)
Sadam Koumi
Abd Elraman Nadir
Mohamed Ahmed Ismail
Awad Elkarim Maki
3:09.77  Kenya (KEN)
Jeremiah Mutai
Christopher Ngetich
Anthony Chemut
Alphas Kishoyian
3:10.17  South Africa (RSA)
Gideon Trotter
Fernando Ledimo
Taariq Solomons
Shaun van Wyk
3:11.87
10,000 m walk  Tewfik Yesref (ALG) 46:04.04  Buzuneh Bekele (ETH) 47:33.18 PB  Daba Gemeda (ETH) 49:15.52 PB
High jump  Hichem Krim (ALG) 2.06 m  Jan Steytler (RSA) 2.04 m PB  Aabobe Tshwanelo (BOT) 2.04 m PB
Pole vault  Michael Cilliers (RSA) 4.90 m PB  Jako Burgers (RSA) 4.80 m PB  Hamza Harbaoui (TUN) 4.40 m PB
Long jump  El Mehdi Kabbachi (MAR) 7.69 m  Roelf Pienaar (RSA) 7.55 m  Ojulu Lingo Obang (ETH) 7.45 m PB
Triple jump  El Mehdi Kabbachi (MAR) 15.84 m  Fayçal Meddourene (ALG) 15.69 m PB  Mosheleketi Goabaone (BOT) 15.49 m PB
Shot put  Hisham Abdelhamid Abdelaziz (EGY) 18.11 m  Abdelmoneim El-Sayed (EGY) 18.07 m PB  Johnny Botha (RSA) 17.39 m PB
Discus throw  Amine Atik (MAR) 56.08 m  Charl Grobler (RSA) 52.12 m  Ifeanyi Augustine Nwoye (NGR) 51.41 m PB
Hammer throw  Islam Ahmed Taha (EGY) 68.03 m PB  Donovan Stebbing (RSA) 63.00 m PB  Hesham Lofty Abdel Wahab (EGY) 62.32 m PB
Javelin throw  Rocco van Rooyen (RSA) 75.72 m PB  Dean Goosen (RSA) 68.80 m  Ahmed Samir El Shabramsly (EGY) 68.45 m PB
Decathlon  Ahmad Saber Ahmad (EGY) 6776 pts PB  Jason Roux (RSA) 6416 pts PB  Gobe Khanda (BOT) 5886 pts PB NR

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Josephine Omaka (NGR) 11.97  Leungo Mathaku (BOT) 12.01 PB  Chante van Tonder (RSA) 12.05
200 metres  Sonja van der Merwe (RSA) 23.78 PB  Magiso Manedo (ETH) 23.90 NR  Nkiruka Uwakwe (NGR) 23.94
400 metres  Magiso Manedo (ETH) 52.09 PB  Justine Palframan (RSA) 52.93 PB  Margaret Etim (NGR) 53.23
800 metres  Annet Negesa (UGA) 2:04.94  Cherono Koech (KEN) 2:06.49  Gerezine Gebremariam (ETH) 2:07.16 PB
1500 metres  Annet Negesa (UGA) 4:09.17 NR  Nancy Chepkwemoi (KEN) 4:09.25 PB  Stacy Ndiwa (KEN) 4:15.84 PB
3000 metres  Azemra Gebru (ETH) 9:11.84 PB  Purity Rionoripo (KEN) 9:14.58  Waganesh Mekasha (ETH) 9:16.82
5000 metres  Caroline Chepkoech (KEN) 15:24.66 PB  Janeth Kisa (KEN) 15:24.75 PB  Genet Yalew (ETH) 15:27.96
100 metres hurdles  Kayla Gilbert (RSA) 14.25  Liriska Botha (RSA) 14.39  Oarabile Babolayi (BOT) 14.40 NR
400 metres hurdles  Jean-Marie Senekal (RSA) 59.21  Tasabih Mohamed (SUD) 59.85 PB  Oarabile Babolayi (BOT) 1:00:88 PB
3000 metres steeplechase  Birtukan Adamu (ETH) 9:53.80  Zewdnesh Belachew (ETH) 10:02.99 PB  Veronica Ngososei (KEN) 10:06.52
4×100 metres relay  South Africa (RSA)
Samantha Pretorius
Sonja van der Merwe
Zanri van der Merwe
Chante van Tonder
46.11  Nigeria (NGR)
Margaret Benson
Goodness Thomas
Wisdom Isoken
Josephine Omaka
46.71  Botswana (BOT)
Gofaone Ditsheko
Ontiretse Molapisi
Mpho Mangope
Leungo Mathaku
48.46
4×400 metres relay  South Africa (RSA)
Anri Steyn
Sonja van der Merwe
Jean-Marie Senekal
Justine Palframan
3:38.16  Nigeria (NGR)
Margaret Etim
Nkiruka Uwakwe
Charity Adegoke
Wisdom Isoken
3:38.87  Ethiopia (ETH)
Abrhaley Takere
Getachew Alula
Gerezine Gebremariam
Magiso Manedo
3:39.82 NR
5000 m walk  Aynalem Eshetu (ETH) 22:59.19 AR  Mengistu Ayele (ETH) 24:55.73 PB  Tahani Ghazal (TUN) 26:06.04 PB
High jump  Besnet Moussad Mohamed (EGY) 1.81 m NR  Lissa Labiche (SEY) 1.70 m  Daunia Menni (MAR) 1.65 m PB
Pole vault  Dorra Mahfoudhi (TUN) 3.40 m  Jeanne Van Dyk (RSA)
 Mariska Smit (RSA)
3.35 m PB Not awarded
Long jump  Samantha Pretorius (RSA) 5.90 m  Kyla Gilbert (RSA) 5.65 m  Sangone Kandji (SEN) 5.59 m PB
Triple jump  Valentina Da Rocha (RSA) 12.46 m  Lerato Schele (LES) 12.07 m PB  Danelle Erwee (RSA) 12.05 m PB
Shot put  Nkechi Chime (NGR) 13.89 m  Charlene Engelbrecht (NAM) 13.73 m NJR PB  Ibrahim Fadya Saad (EGY) 13.26 m PB
Discus throw  Ischke Senekal (RSA) 49.90 m PB  Charlene Engelbrecht (NAM) 46.10 m PB  Simone Meyer (RSA) 45.41 m
Hammer throw  Rana Ahmad Taha (EGY) 59.94 m  Nehal Kamal Fahmy (EGY) 57.49 m PB  Nabiha Gueddah (TUN) 52.19 m NJR
Javelin throw  Liezel de Swardt (RSA) 48.28 m PB  Hanane Daoudi (MAR) 43.94 m PB  Leandri Swiegers (RSA) 43.26 m PB
Heptathlon  Haris Radwa Faty (EGY) 4839 pts NR  Francis Kemi (NGR) 4836 pts PB  Lissa Labiche (SEY) 4663 pts PB

Medal table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Africa 13 13 8 34
2  Ethiopia 6 4 7 17
3  Egypt 6 2 3 11
4  Kenya 4 11 3 18
5  Nigeria 3 4 4 11
6  Morocco 3 1 1 5
7  Algeria 3 1 0 4
8  Sudan 2 1 0 3
9  Uganda 2 0 3 5
10  Tunisia 1 0 4 5
11  Senegal 1 0 1 2
12  Zimbabwe 0 3 0 3
13  Namibia 0 2 0 2
14  Botswana 0 1 7 8
15  Seychelles 0 1 1 2
16  Lesotho 0 1 0 1
17  Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Total 44 45 43 132

Participation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ouma, Mark (2011-03-12). Juniors take African athletics centre stage. African Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-05-13.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko. AfrC Gaborone BOT 12 - 15 May. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
IAAF reports
Results

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