African Junior Athletics Championships

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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
XIII 2017 Tlemcen Algeria 29 June – 2 July

Championships records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m
3000 m
5000 m
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
3000 m steeplechase
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump 15.92 m (+0.8 m/s) Sabelo Ndlovu  South Africa 30 August 2013 2013 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius [2]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.66 m Mohamed Magdi Hamza  Egypt 6 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [3]
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw
Decathlon
(100 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump), (400 m),
(110 m hurdles), (discus), (pole vault), (javelin), (1500 m)
20 km walk (road)
4x100 m relay
4x400 m relay

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
100 m hurdles
400 m hurdles
3000 m steeplechase
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump 6.33 m (-0.7 m/s) Ese Brume  Nigeria 8 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [4]
Triple jump
Shot put
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw
Heptathlon
(100 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (200 m), (long jump), (javelin), (800 m)
10 km walk (road)
4x100 m relay 44.83 Aniekeme Alphonsus
Omotayo Abolaji
Blessing Adiakerehawa
Ese Brume
 Nigeria 7 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [5]
4x400 m relay

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ African Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-09-30.
  2. ^ Menon Ramsamy, Reynolds Quirin (1 September 2013). "Ethiopian and Nigerian athletes impress at African Junior Champs". IAAF. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Elshadai Negash; Bizuayehu Wagaw (7 March 2015). "Hamza and Cheptegei highlight opening days of African Junior Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Mark Ouma (9 March 2015). "Nigerian defending champions Brume, Oduduru prevail-African Junior Champs Day Four". African Athletics. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  5. ^ 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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