African Championships in Athletics

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African Championships in Athletics
Sport Athletics
Founded 1979
No. of teams 54
Continent Africa (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. It is generally organised biennially, meaning every two years, it is held in the same year as the Summer Olympics. The 2016 edition was held in Durban, South Africa.

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]

Edition[edit]

Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Nations
No. of
Athletes
Winning
Nation
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 Tunis / Radès  Tunisia 6–10 August Rades Olympic Stadium 43 42 417  South Africa
14 2004 Brazzaville  Republic of the 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 51 800  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 Lagos[5]  Nigeria
22 2020  Algeria

Statistics[edit]

Wins by country[edit]

Overall points winners
Country Winners Second Third Total
 Nigeria 8 5 3 16
 South Africa 8 1 2 11
 Kenya 3 7 7 17
 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 (1979–2016)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Nigeria 146 117 85 348
2  Kenya 133 123 107 363
3  South Africa 120 100 88 308
4  Algeria 70 49 71 190
5  Morocco 51 45 73 169
6  Ethiopia 39 54 53 139
7  Senegal 39 54 53 146
8  Tunisia 37 39 28 104
9  Egypt 34 52 42 128
10  Ghana 32 33 31 96
11  Ivory Coast 23 30 29 82
12  Cameroon 20 27 33 80
13  Botswana 16 8 5 29
14  Madagascar 9 5 8 22
15  Mauritius 8 22 20 50
16  Uganda 6 13 13 32
17  Mozambique 6 3 1 10
18  Burkina Faso 5 9 9 23
19  Sudan 5 9 7 21
20  Gabon 5 1 6 12
21  Seychelles 4 7 7 18
22  Tanzania 3 6 3 12
23  Namibia 3 3 4 10
24  Djibouti 2 3 2 7
25  Burundi 2 2 7 11
26  Chad 2 2 3 7
27  Zambia 2 1 2 5
28  Zimbabwe 1 5 4 10
29  Central African Republic 1 1 2 4
30  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1 1 3
31  Lesotho 1 0 1 2
32  Guinea 1 1 0 2
33  Rwanda 1 0 2 3
34  Angola 1 0 1 2
 Eritrea 1 0 1 2
 Libya 1 0 1 2
37  Republic of the Congo 0 3 3 6
 Mali 0 3 3 6
39  Togo 0 2 2 4
40  Gambia 0 1 5 6
41  Somalia 0 1 0 1
42  Benin 0 0 4 4
43  Liberia 0 0 3 3
Total 832 829 823 2484

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