African Championships in Athletics

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African Championships in Athletics
SportAthletics
Founded1979
No. of teams54
ContinentAfrica (CAA)
Most recent
champion(s)
Last winners lists

The African Championships in Athletics is a continental athletics event organized by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), the continental association for the sport in Africa. Since its inaugural edition in 1979 it was at first organised intermittently with nine editions held in fourteen years until 1993. Following the tenth edition in 1996 it has been organised biennially on even years, and is always held in the same year as the Summer Olympics. The 21st edition was held in Asaba, Nigeria in August 2018.

The event featured a men's marathon from 1979 to 1990. Following it being dropped from the programme an African Marathon Championships was briefly contested.[1] The event programme has roughly matched that of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, with the exception of the 50 kilometres race walk.[2]

The following list shows changes to the event programme:

  • 1982, women's heptathlon and men's 20 km walk were added to replace women's pentathlon and men's 10 km walk.
  • 1985, women's 10,000 m was added.
  • 1988, women's 5 km walk was added. Discontinued since 1998.
  • 1992, women's triple jump was added. Men's marathon, held from 1979 to 1990 (with the exception of 1984) was permanently dropped.
  • 1996, women's 5000 metres was added.
  • 1998, women's hammer throw was added. Women's 3000 metres was permanently removed from the programme, while men's 3000 metres event was held for the only time.
  • 2000, women's pole vault was added. Women's 10 km walk was also added before being held again in 2002 and discontinued.
  • 2004, women's 3000 m steeplechase and 20 km walk were added.

Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue Events Nations Athletes Top of the
medal table
1 1979 Dakar  Senegal 2–5 August Stade Demba Diop 39 24 251  Nigeria
2 1982 Cairo  Egypt 25–28 August Cairo International Stadium 39 18 297  Kenya
3 1984 Rabat  Morocco 12–15 July Stade Moulay Abdellah 39 28 298  Kenya
4 1985 Cairo  Egypt 15–18 August Cairo International Stadium 40 24 324  Nigeria
5 1988 Annaba  Algeria 29 August – 2 September Stade 19 Mai 1956 41 30 341  Nigeria
6 1989 Lagos  Nigeria 4–8 August Lagos National Stadium 41 27 308  Nigeria
7 1990 Cairo  Egypt 3–6 October Cairo International Stadium 41 23 218  Nigeria
8 1992 Belle Vue Maurel  Mauritius 25–28 June Stade Anjalay 41 24 336  South Africa
9 1993 Durban  South Africa 23–27 June Kings Park Stadium 41 32 294  South Africa
10 1996 Yaoundé  Cameroon 13–16 June Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium 40 33 307  Nigeria
11 1998 Dakar  Senegal 18–22 August Stade Leopold Senghor 42 39 395  Nigeria
12 2000 Algiers  Algeria 10–14 July Stade 5 Juillet 1962 43 43 411  Algeria
13 2002 Radès  Tunisia 6–10 August Rades Olympic Stadium 43 42 417  South Africa
14 2004 Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Congo 14–18 July Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat 44 42 431  South Africa
15 2006 Bambous  Mauritius 9–13 August Stade Germain Comarmond 44 41 456  South Africa
16 2008 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 30 April – 4 May Addis Ababa Stadium 44 42 543  South Africa
17 2010 Nairobi  Kenya 28 July – 1 August Nyayo Stadium 44 46 588  Kenya
18 2012 Porto-Novo  Benin 27 June – 1 July Stade Charles de Gaulle 44 47 569  Nigeria
19 2014 Marrakech[3]  Morocco 10–14 August Stade de Marrakech 44 47 548  South Africa
20 2016 Durban[4]  South Africa 22–26 June Kings Park Stadium 44  South Africa
21 2018 Asaba  Nigeria 1–5 August Stephen Keshi Stadium 44  Kenya
22 2020  Algeria

Statistics[edit]

Points Wins by country[edit]

Overall points winners
Country First Second Third Total
 Nigeria 8 5 4 17
 South Africa 8 2 2 12
 Kenya 4 7 7 18
 Algeria 1 3 0 4
 Morocco 0 2 4 6
 Tunisia 0 2 1 3
 Senegal 0 0 2 2
 Ethiopia 0 0 1 1

All-time medal table (1979–2018)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Nigeria (NGR)15512291368
2 Kenya (KEN)144129109382
3 South Africa (RSA)12911496339
4 Algeria (ALG)724972193
5 Morocco (MAR)524877177
6 Ethiopia (ETH)415758156
7 Senegal (SEN)395453146
8 Tunisia (TUN)393933111
9 Egypt (EGY)355644135
10 Ghana (GHA)32343197
11 Ivory Coast (CIV)25323188
12 Cameroon (CMR)20283381
13 Botswana (BOT)189532
14 Madagascar (MAD)95822
15 Mauritius (MRI)8222050
16 Uganda (UGA)6131635
17 Burkina Faso (BFA)611926
18 Mozambique (MOZ)63110
19 Sudan (SUD)59721
20 Gabon (GAB)51612
21 Seychelles (SEY)47718
22 Tanzania (TAN)36312
23 Namibia (NAM)33410
24 Burundi (BDI)23712
25 Djibouti (DJI)2327
26 Chad (CHA)2237
27 Zambia (ZAM)2136
28 Zimbabwe (ZIM)15410
29 Central African Republic (CTA)1124
30 Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)1113
31 Guinea (GUI)1102
32 Benin (BEN)1045
33 Eritrea (ERI)1023
 Lesotho (LES)1023
 Rwanda (RWA)1023
36 Angola (ANG)1012
 Libya (LBY)1012
38 Eswatini (SWZ)1001
39 Congo (CGO)0347
40 Mali (MLI)0336
41 Togo (TOG)0224
42 Gambia (GAM)0156
43 Guinea-Bissau (GBS)0101
 Somalia (SOM)0101
45 Liberia (LBR)0044
Totals (45 nations)8758798662620

References[edit]

  1. ^ African Marathon Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  2. ^ African Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  3. ^ 19th Africa Senior Championships. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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