2015 African Junior Athletics Championships

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12th African Junior Championships
AddisAbaba2015Logo.jpg
Host cityAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date(s)5–8 March
Main stadiumAddis Ababa Stadium
LevelUnder-20
Events43

The 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships was the twelfth edition of the biennial, continental athletics tournament for African athletes aged 19 years or younger. It was held at the Addis Ababa Stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 5–8 March. It was the first time that Ethiopia hosted the event and followed on from the 2008 African Championships in Athletics, which was hosted at the same venue.[1]

As part of the preparations for the event, the Ethiopian government paid five million Ethiopian birr (around US$250,000) to renovate the host stadium's athletics facilities. The Ethiopian Minister for sport, Abdissa Yadeta, cited the improved international image and promotion of athletics internally as the justifications for the investment. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation held the rights to broadcast the competition and its opening and closing ceremonies on television in the host country, while a French broadcaster held the worldwide broadcasting rights.[2]

The Confederation of African Athletics hosted its two-day congress in the city's African Union Hall, prior to the championships; the serving president Hamad Kalkaba Malboum was re-elected for a third term.[3] Cultural events were also staged alongside the sports competition, with the Ethiopian National Theatre holding concerts to promote the nation's music. Reflecting concern around the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, all foreign delegations were screened for the virus upon arrival. The total budget for the hosting costs of the championships (excluding the stadium investment) was estimated at 30 million Ethiopian birr (around USD$1.5 million).[4]

Mohamed Magdi Hamza (men's shot put) and Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (men's 10,000 metres) both set championship records.[5] Cheptegei and Yomif Kejelcha won the same long-distance events as they had at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[6] Divine Oduduru, the 2013 men's 200 metres champion, returned and defended his title and expanded his honours include the 100 metres and 4×100 metres relay gold medals. Reigning Commonwealth Games champion, Ese Brume defended her long jump title with a championship record mark and was the stand-out athlete of the meeting, winning this title as well as a triple jump gold, 100 m bronze, and 4×100 m gold with Nigeria (also in a championship record). Dawit Seyaum was the third athlete to return and defend their title, doing so in the women's 1500 metres, and also the third reigning World Junior champion to win at the meet.[7]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Divine Oduduru (NGR) 10.44  Arthur Gue Cissé (CIV) 10.63  Sydney Siame (ZAM) 10.77
200 metres  Divine Oduduru (NGR) 21.22  Victor Peka (NGR) 21.53  Gilles Anthony Afoumba (CGO) 21.59
400 metres  Karabo Sibanda (BOT) 46.33  Alexander Sampao (KEN) 46.54  Adekunle Rilwan Fasasi (NGR) 46.84
800 metres  Patrick Kiprotich Ronoh (KEN) 1:50.21  Jonah Koech Kipruto (KEN) 1:50.88  Temam Tura (ETH) 1:51.06
1500 metres  Anthony Kiptoo (KEN) 3:43.98  Gilbert Kwemoi (KEN) 3:44.59  Chala Regasa (ETH) 3:44.92
5000 metres  Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) 14:31.03  Fredrick Kiptoo (KEN) 14:34.06  Daniel Kipkemoi Mamba (KEN) 14:39.32
10,000 metres  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 29:58.70  Davis Kiplagat (KEN) 29:59.32  Gurmessa Nega (ETH) 30:02.38
110 metres hurdles  Abdullahi Bashiru (NGR) 13.99  Amine Bouanani (ALG) 14.24  Rivaldo Robberts (RSA) 14.27
400 metres hurdles  Larry Lombaard (RSA) 51.80  Abebe Robi (ETH) 52.13  Avotrin Rakotoarimiandry (MAD) 53.29
3000 metres steeplechase  Abraham Kibiwott (KEN) 8:47.43  Wogene Sidamo (ETH) 8:51.57  Amare Tegegn (ETH) 9:01.58
4×100 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Thankgod Igube
Victor Peka
Chuwudi Olisakwe
Divine Oduduru
39.99  Botswana (BOT)
Thabiso Sekgopi
Leungo Scotch
Karabo Mothibi
Vincent Basima
40.95  South Africa (RSA)
Larry Lombaard
Rivaldo Robberts
Hanno Coetzer
Darren de Bruin
41.46
4×400 metres relay  Botswana (BOT)
Karabo Sibanda
Leungo Scotch
Unod Keetile
Vincent Basima
3:11.00  Ethiopia (ETH)
Kenenisa Bali
Aduga Tesfaye
Haji Beker
Gezahagne Feleke
3:11.19  Nigeria (NGR)
Omeiza Akerele
Adewale Sikiru Adeyemi
Abdulsalam Audu
Rilwan Adekunle Fasasi
3:11.20
10,000 m walk  Mahmoud Mohamed Mahmoud (EGY) 48:47.90  Gemechu Biratu (ETH) 49:06.89  Mohammed Fekkoun (ALG) 53:05.62
High jump  Hichem Bouhanoune (ALG) 2.12 m  Mpho Links (RSA) 2.10 m  Theddus Okpara (NGR) 2.06 m
Pole vault  Seifeddine Mejri (TUN) 4.40 m  Ituah Enahoro (NGR) 4.10 m  Mostafa Ramadan Mohamed (EGY) 3.50 m
Long jump  Mouhcine Khoua (MAR) 7.45 m  Theddus Okpara (NGR) 7.44 m  Yasser Triki (ALG) 7.39 m
Triple jump  Haithem Sebbat (ALG) 15.39 m  Brian Mada (ZIM) 15.30 m  Marouane Aissaoui (MAR) 15.30 m
Shot put  Mohamed Magdi Hamza (EGY) 20.66 m CR AJR  Shehab Abdeaziz (EGY) 18.43 m  Jason van Rooyan (RSA) 17.73 m
Discus throw  Johan Scholtz (RSA) 57.57 m  Hassan El Shabrawy (EGY) 54.74 m  Jason van Rooyan (RSA) 52.68 m
Hammer throw  Ismail Tarek Ahmed (EGY) 74.46 m  Tshepang Makhethe (RSA) 74.28 m  Hassar Abdellah (MAR) 67.64 m
Javelin throw  Bahaa Khalil Sherif (EGY) 70.09 m  Leon Loubser (RSA) 67.69 m  Othow Ojulu (ETH) 66.23 m

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Tamzin Thomas (RSA) 11.69  Aniekeme Alphonsus (NGR) 11.83  Ese Brume (NGR) 11.86
200 metres
w:-1.6 m/s
 Praise Idamadudu (NGR) 23.76  Tegest Yuma (ETH) 23.84 NR  Aniekeme Alphonsus (NGR) 24.19
400 metres  Olowatosin Adeloye (NGR) 54.09  Esther Asamu (NGR) 55.11  Tegest Yuma (ETH) 55.24
800 metres  Chaltu Regasa (ETH) 2:09.20  Kore Nagaho (ETH) 2:09.61  Susan Aneno (UGA) 2:11.73
1500 metres  Dawit Seyaum (ETH) 4:15.94  Besu Beko (ETH) 4:17.11  Irene Chepkemoi (KEN) 4:26.19
3000 metres  Medina Nigussie (ETH) 9:31.37  Suru Galchu (ETH) 9:34.48  Felis Sandra Chebet (KEN) 9:38.60
5000 metres  Etagegn Woldu (ETH) 17:02.71  Sintayehu Lewetegn (ETH) 17:03.87  Stella Chesang (UGA) 17:04.91
100 metres hurdles  Oluwatobiloba Amusan (NGR) 14.26  Lina Amr Gaber Ahmed (EGY) 14.48  Temidayo Osinbanjo (NGR) 14.58
400 metres hurdles  Gizelle Magerman (RSA) 59.41  Daisy Akpofa (NGR) 60.35  Glory Onome Nathaniel (NGR) 60.51
3000 metres steeplechase  Stella Jepkosgei Rutto (KEN) 10:22.47  Zewdine Teklemariam (ETH) 10:31.40  Mihret Adhena (ETH) 10:37.26
4×100 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Aniekeme Alphonsus
Omotayo Abolaji
Blessing Adiakerehawa
Ese Brume
44.83 CR  South Africa (RSA)
Carla Johnson
Simone du Plooy
Robyn Haupt
Tamzin Thomas
46.49  Ethiopia (ETH)
Fayo Frew
Besa Kedir
Mintamir Emagnu
Abise Kebede
48.30
4×400 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Esther Asamu
Yinka Ajayi
Praise Idamadudu
Olowatosin Adeloye
3:38.94  Ethiopia (ETH)
Kore Nagaho
Neima Suraj
Chaltu Regasa
Tegest Yuma
3:48.57 Not awarded[nb]
5000 m walk  Yehuaeye Mitiku (ETH) 24:49.11  Ayalnesh Negatu (ETH) 25:41.52  Chahinez Nasri (TUN) 27:08.52
High jump  Marlize Higgins (RSA) 1.80 m  Julia du Plessis (RSA) 1.75 m  Ghizlane Siba (MAR) 1.75 m
Pole vault  Louise Sparks Kaytlin (RSA) 3.40 m  Klilou Nahid (MAR) 2.20 m Only two finishers
Long jump  Ese Brume (NGR) 6.33 m CR  Carla Johnson (RSA) 5.92 m  Esraa Owis Samir Mohamed (EGY) 5.89 m
Triple jump  Ese Brume (NGR) 13.16 m  Esraa Samir Owis Mohamed (EGY) 13.04 m NR  Zinzi Chabangu (RSA) 13.03 m
Shot put  Monique Wagner (RSA) 13.96 m  Judith Anulika Aniefuna (NGR) 13.53 m  Amele Muluadam (ETH) 12.23 m NR
Discus throw  Leandri Geel (RSA) 46.76 m  Amira Sayed Khaled (EGY) 44.60 m  Fatma Eladly Khaled (EGY) 43.19 m
Hammer throw  Israa Mostafa Mohamed (EGY) 57.85 m  Stefanie Greyling (RSA) 53.71 m  Letitia Janse van Rensburg (RSA) 52.42 m
Javelin throw  Jo-Ane van Dyk (RSA) 49.47 m  Kelechi Nwanaga (NGR) 46.46 m  Shura Jilo (ETH) 43.85 m
Heptathlon  Temidayo Osinbanjo (NGR) 4765 pts  Kaiqtion Kruger (NAM) 4641 pts  Nienka du Toit (RSA) 4490 pts
  • nb The women's 4×400 m relay had three entering teams Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya, but the bronze medal was not awarded as the Kenya team were disqualified.


References[edit]

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  3. ^ Butler, Nick (2015-03-07). Malboum unanimously re-elected as Confederation of African Athletics President. Inside the Games. Retrieved on 2015-03-07.
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