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
XIV 2019 Abidjan Ivory Coast 16–20 April Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Championships records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m 10.29 (+0.5 m/s) Enoch Olaoluwa Adegoke  Nigeria 17 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [2]
200 m 20.22 (+1.1 m/s) Clarence Munyai  South Africa 2 July 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [3]
400 m 46.09 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr  Sudan September 2005 2005 Championships Tunisia Tunis and Radès, Tunisia
800 m 1:45.25 Ngeno Kipngetich  Kenya 20 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [4]
1500 m 3:35.43 Hillary Maiyo  Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
5000 m 13:13.06 Edward Zakayo  Kenya 19 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [5]
10000 m 27:55.74 Geoffrey Kirui  Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana
110 m hurdles (0.99 m) 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 2.18 m Breyton Poole  South Africa 18 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [6]
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 [7]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.66 m Mohamed Magdi Hamza  Egypt 6 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [8]
Discus throw (1.75 kg) 61.87 m Omar El-Ghazaly  Egypt August 2003 2003 Championships Cameroon Garoua, Cameroon
Hammer throw (6 kg) 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 [9]
Bahaeddine Gatri  Tunisia 30 June 2017 2017 Championships Algeria Tlemcen, Algeria [10]
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 (-1.0 m/s) Mercy Nku  Nigeria July 1995 1995 Championships Ivory Coast Bouaké, Ivory Coast
200 m 23.40 (+1.1 m/s) 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 (+1.7 m/s) Gnima Faye  Senegal August 2003 2003 Championships Cameroon Garoua, Cameroon
400 m hurdles 57.37 Rogail Joseph  South Africa 20 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [11]
3000 m steeplechase 9:48.56 Fancy Cherono  Kenya 18 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [12]
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 [13]
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 60.63 m Rawan Aymen Barakat  Egypt 20 April 2019 2019 Championships Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast [14]
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 [15]
4×100 m relay 44.83 Aniekeme Alphonsus
Omotayo Abolaji
Blessing Adiakerehawa
Ese Brume
 Nigeria 7 March 2015 2015 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [16]
4×400 m relay 3:37.99 [[]]
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 Nigeria August 1997 1997 Championships Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria

All time Medal table[edit]

As of 2017

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Africa (RSA)1106653229
2 Kenya (KEN)807633189
3 Nigeria (NGR)756838181
4 Ethiopia (ETH)486364175
5 Egypt (EGY)474429120
6 Algeria (ALG)413853132
7 Morocco (MAR)273447108
8 Tunisia (TUN)23244693
9 Ghana (GHA)11212052
10 Mauritius (MUS)11192656
11 Senegal (SEN)10121436
12 Sudan (SUD)106420
13 Uganda (UGA)84921
14 Zimbabwe (ZIM)710623
15 Burkina Faso (BUR)5131533
16 Botswana (BOT)591933
17 Cameroon (CMR)58720
18 Ivory Coast (CIV)551222
19 Seychelles (SEY)45716
20 Gambia (GAM)3227
21 Namibia (NAM)24612
22 Mali (MLI)2136
23 Madagascar (MAD)2024
24 Libya (LBY)1304
25 Lesotho (LES)1113
 Togo (TOG)1113
27 Burundi (BDI)1012
28 Comoros (COM)1001
29 Gabon (GAB)0314
30 Benin (BEN)0202
31 Zambia (ZAM)0112
32 DR Congo (COD)0101
 Mozambique (MOZ)0101
34 Eritrea (ERI)0044
35 Congo (CGO)0011
 Rwanda (RWA)0011
Totals (36 nations)5465455261617

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ African Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-09-30.
  2. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Abidjan (Ivory Coast), 16-20.4.2019 -African Championships u20 and u18-". trackinsun.blogspot.com. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  5. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  6. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ Elshadai Negash; Bizuayehu Wagaw (7 March 2015). "Hamza and Cheptegei highlight opening days of African Junior Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ "African Junior Championships 2017 Day 2 Results". cajt2017.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ "African Junior Championships 2017 Day 2 Results". cajt2017.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  11. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  12. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  13. ^ Mark Ouma (9 March 2015). "Nigerian defending champions Brume, Oduduru prevail-African Junior Champs Day Four". African Athletics. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Abidjan (Ivory Coast), 16-20.4.2019 -African Championships u20 and u18-". trackinsun.blogspot.com. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  15. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  16. ^ 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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