African U20 Championships in Athletics

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The African Junior Athletics Championships is a biennial continental athletics event for junior athletes from African nations. Organized by the Confederation of African Athletics and first held in 1994, only athletes aged 19 or under are allowed to compete.[1]

Editions[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
I 1994 Algiers Algeria 6–8 July
II 1995 Bouaké Ivory Coast 20–22 July
III 1997 Ibadan Nigeria 21–23 August
IV 1999 Tunis Tunisia 22–25 July
V 2001 Réduit Mauritius 9–12 July
VI 2003 Garoua Cameroon 31 July – 3 August
VII 2005 Tunis and Radès Tunisia 1–4 September
VIII 2007 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 9–12 August
IX 2009 Bambous Mauritius 30 July – 2 August Stade Germain Comarmond 41
X 2011 Gaborone Botswana 12–15 May University of Botswana Stadium 44
XI 2013 Bambous Mauritius 29 August – 1 September Stade Germain Comarmond 40 223
XII 2015 Addis Ababa Ethiopia 5–8 March Addis Ababa Stadium 43
XIII 2017 Tlemcen Algeria 29 June – 2 July Lalla-Setti Stadium 41

Championships records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m 10.32 Ibrahim Meité  Ivory Coast July 1995 1995 Championships Ivory Coast Bouaké, Ivory Coast
200 m 20.22 (+1.1 m/s) Clarence Munyai  South Africa 2 July 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [2]
400 m 46.09 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr  Sudan September 2005 2005 Championships Tunisia Tunis and Radès, Tunisia
800 m 1:46.41 David Rudisha  Kenya August 2007 2007 Championships Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
1500 m 3:35.43 Hillary Maiyo  Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
5000 m 13:31.10 Daniel Komen  Kenya July 1994 1994 Championships Algeria Algiers, Algeria
10000 m 27:55.74 Geoffrey Kirui  Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
110 m hurdles 13.61 (+1.8 m/s) Atuma Ifeanyichukwu  Nigeria March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
400 m hurdles 50.05 Cornel Fredericks  South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
3000 m steeplechase 8:19.84 Raymond Yator  Kenya July 1999 1999 Championships Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia
High jump 2.17 m Karim Lotfy  Egypt August 2007 2007 Championships Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Pole vault 5.30 m Cheyne Rahme  South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
Long jump 7.79 m Keenan Watson  South Africa August 2007 2007 Championships Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Triple jump 16.30 m (0.0 m/s) Chengetayi Mapaya  Zimbabwe 1 July 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [3]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.66 m Mohamed Magdi Hamza  Egypt 6 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [4]
Discus throw 61.87 m Omar El-Ghazaly  Egypt August 2003 2003 Championships Cameroon Garoua, Cameroon
Hammer throw 75.59 m Alaa Elaslry  Egypt August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
Javelin throw 77.45 m Willie Human  South Africa July 2001 2001 Championships Mauritius Réduit, Mauritius
Decathlon 7086 pts Mohamed Benyahia  Algeria August 1997 1997 Championships Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10000 m walk (track) 44:43.47 Yonanis Algaw Wale  Ethiopia 30 June 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [5]
Bahaeddine Gatri  Tunisia 30 June 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [6]
4×100 m relay 39.51 Yves Sonan
Ahmed Douhou
Ade Bayo
Ibrahim Meité
 Ivory Coast July 1995 1995 Championships Ivory Coast Bouaké, Ivory Coast
4×400 m relay 3:08.68 Fidelis Gadzama
Musa Audu
Sunday Emmanuel
Musa Deji
 Nigeria August 1997 1997 Championships Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m 11.38 Mercy Nku  Nigeria July 1995 1995 Championships Ivory Coast Bouaké, Ivory Coast
200 m 23.40 Delphine Atangana  Cameroon August 2003 2003 Championships Cameroon Garoua, Cameroon
400 m 52.02 Folashade Abugan  Nigeria August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
800 m 1:56.72 Caster Semenya  South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
1500 m 4:08.01 Caster Semenya  South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
3000 m 8:53.40 Sally Barsosio  Kenya July 1994 1994 Championships Algeria Algiers, Algeria
5000 m 15:24.66 Caroline Chepkoech  Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
10000 m 33:49.10 Birhan Dagne  Ethiopia July 1994 1994 Championships Algeria Algiers, Algeria
100 m hurdles 13.59 Gnima Faye  Senegal August 2003 2003 Championships Cameroon Garoua, Cameroon
400 m hurdles 58.45 Amaka Ogoegbunam  Nigeria August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
3000 m steeplechase 9:50.63 Mercy Wanjiku  Kenya September 2005 2005 Championships Tunisia Tunis and Radès, Tunisia
High jump 1.90 m Hestrie Storbeck  South Africa August 1997 1997 Championships Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria
Pole vault 3.65 m Sirine Balti  Tunisia July 1999 1999 Championships Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia
Long jump 6.33 m (-0.7 m/s) Ese Brume  Nigeria 8 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [7]
Triple jump 13.39 m Baya Rahouli  Algeria August 1997 1997 Championships Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria
Shot put 16.93 m Marli Knoetze  South Africa September 2005 2005 Championships Tunisia Tunis and Radès, Tunisia
Discus throw 49.90 m Ischke Senekal  South Africa May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
Hammer throw 59.94 m Rana Ahmad Taha  Egypt May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
Javelin throw 54.55 m Tazmin Brits  South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
Heptathlon 5366 Pts Margaret Simpson  Ghana July 1999 1999 Championships Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia
100m H wind High jump Shot put 200m wind Long jump wind Javelin 800m
10000 m walk (track) 52:14.73 Ayalnesh Dejene Nigatu  Ethiopia 2 July 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [8]
4×100 m relay 44.83 Aniekeme Alphonsus
Omotayo Abolaji
Blessing Adiakerehawa
Ese Brume
 Nigeria 7 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [9]
4×400 m relay 3:37.99 [[]]
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 Nigeria August 1997 1997 Championships Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria

All time Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Africa 110 66 53 229
2  Kenya 80 76 33 189
3  Nigeria 75 68 38 181
4  Ethiopia 48 63 64 175
5  Egypt 47 44 29 120
6  Algeria 41 38 53 132
7  Morocco 27 34 47 108
8  Tunisia 23 24 46 93
9  Ghana 11 21 20 52
10  Mauritius 11 19 26 56
11  Senegal 10 12 14 36
12  Sudan 10 6 4 20
13  Uganda 8 4 9 21
14  Zimbabwe 7 10 6 23
15  Burkina Faso 5 13 15 33
16  Botswana 5 9 19 30
17  Cameroon 5 8 7 20
18  Ivory Coast 5 5 12 22
19  Seychelles 4 5 7 16
20  Gambia 3 2 2 7
21  Namibia 2 4 6 12
22  Mali 2 1 3 6
23  Madagascar 2 0 2 4
24  Libya 1 3 0 4
25  Togo 1 1 1 3
-  Lesotho 1 1 1 3
27  Burundi 1 0 1 2
28  Comoros 1 0 0 1
29  Gabon 0 3 1 4
30  Benin 0 2 0 2
31  Zambia 0 1 1 2
32  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 1 0 1
-  Mozambique 0 1 0 1
34  Eritrea 0 0 4 4
35  Rwanda 0 0 1 1
-  Republic of the Congo 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ African Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-09-30.
  2. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Elshadai Negash; Bizuayehu Wagaw (7 March 2015). "Hamza and Cheptegei highlight opening days of African Junior Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "African Junior Championships 2017 Day 2 Results". cajt2017.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "African Junior Championships 2017 Day 2 Results". cajt2017.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Mark Ouma (9 March 2015). "Nigerian defending champions Brume, Oduduru prevail-African Junior Champs Day Four". African Athletics. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Mark Ouma (8 March 2015). "Nigerian women set championship record as Egypt clinch three gold medals-African Junior champs Day Three". African Athletics. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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