2012 African Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres

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Events at the 2012 African
Championships in Athletics

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
20 km walk men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 1500 metres at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics was held at the Stade Charles de Gaulle on 29 June.


Gold Rabab Arafi
Silver Mary Kuria
Bronze Margaret Wangari Muriuki


Standing records prior to the 2012 African Championships in Athletics
World record  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, PR China 11 September 1993
African record  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 3:55.30 Barcelona, Spain 8 August 1992
Championship record  Gelete Burka (ETH) 4:08.25 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2 May 2008
Broken records during the 2012 African Championships in Athletics
Championship record  Rabab Arafi (MAR) 4:05.80 Porto Novo, Benin 29 June 2012


Date Time Round
29 June 2012 17:15 Final



Rank Name Nationality Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s) Rabab Arafi  Morocco 4:05.80 CR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mary Kuria  Kenya 4:06.22
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Margaret Wangari Muriuki  Kenya 4:06.50
4 Feyne Gudeto  Ethiopia 4:08.29
5 Janet Achola  Uganda 4:12.55
6 Gete Dima  Ethiopia 4:13.15
7 Amina Bakhit  Sudan 4:19.51
8 Lebogang Phalula  South Africa 4:20.31
9 Bentille Alassane  Benin 4:53.25
10 Sandrine Kangue  Gabon 5:04.83
Nazret Woldu  Eritrea DNS
Alem Gereziher  Ethiopia DNS
Mapaseka Makhanya  South Africa DNS
Agnes Mansaray  Sierra Leone DNS
Jackline Sakilu  Tanzania DNS