Athletics at the 1978 All-Africa Games

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Athletics at the III All-Africa Games
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Host city Algiers, Algeria Algeria


The third All-Africa Games were held in July 1978 in Algiers, Algeria.

New events were added to the athletics program; Decathlon and pentathlon, for men and women respectively, as well as men's 20 km road walk. Three nations also won their first medals at these championships these being Tunisia, Sudan and Upper Volta.

Malian discus thrower Namakoro Niaré won his third title, being the only athlete to do so. Four athletes, two male and two female, won more than one event:

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Amadou Meïté
 Côte d'Ivoire
10.35 Peter Okodogbe
 Nigeria
10.45 Ohene Karikari
 Ghana
10.46
200 metres Hassan El Kachief
 Sudan
20.77
(NR)
Patrice Ouré
 Côte d'Ivoire
20.90 Roland Joe Siai-Siai
 Nigeria
20.98
400 metres Hassan El Kachief
 Sudan
45.32 Dele Udo
 Nigeria
45.65 Cyril Etoori
 Uganda
45.65
800 metres James Maina
 Kenya
1:47.14 Amar Brahmia
 Algeria
1:47.54 Peter Lemashon
 Kenya
1:47.83
1500 metres Filbert Bayi
 Tanzania
3:36.21 Wilson Waigwa
 Kenya
3:36.48 Amar Brahmia
 Algeria
3:37.33
5000 metres Yohannes Mohamed
 Ethiopia
13:44.39 Mike Musyoki
 Kenya
13:44.79 Suleiman Nyambui
 Tanzania
13:49.60
10000 metres Henry Rono
 Kenya
27:58.90 Mike Musyoki
 Kenya
28:05.20 Mohamed Kedir
 Ethiopia
28:42.00
Marathon Richard Mabuza
 Swaziland
2:21:53 Dereje Nedi
 Ethiopia
2:23:08 Girma Guebre
 Ethiopia
2:27:35
3000 metre steeplechase Henry Rono
 Kenya
8:15.82 James Munyala
 Kenya
8:25.68 Kip Rono
 Kenya
8:26.38
110 metres hurdles Fatwell Kimaiyo
 Kenya
13.89 Philip Sang
 Kenya
14.02 Thomas Nnakwe
 Nigeria
14.35
400 metres hurdles Daniel Kimaiyo
 Kenya
49.48 John Akii-Bua
 Uganda
49.55 Peter Rwamuhanda
 Uganda
50.18
High jump Paul Ngadjadoum
 Chad
2.16 Hamid Sahil
 Algeria
2.14 Amadou Dia Bâ
 Senegal
2.08
Pole vault Lakhdar Rahal
 Algeria
5.00 Ahmed Rezki
 Algeria
4.80 Mohamed Bensaad
 Algeria
4.80
Long jump Charlton Ehizuelen
 Nigeria
7.92 Fidelis Ndyabagye
 Uganda
7.75
(NR)
Emmanuel Mifetu
 Ghana
7.57
Triple jump Charlton Ehizuelen
 Nigeria
16.51 Abdoulaye Diallo
 Senegal
16.29 Saïd Saad
 Algeria
15.93
Shot put Youssef Nagui Asaad
 Egypt
18.88 Namakoro Niaré
 Mali
17.16 Emad Fayez
 Egypt
16.93
Discus throw Namakoro Niaré
 Mali
58.02 Abderrazak Ben Hassine
 Tunisia
55.74 Tiékité Somet
 Côte d'Ivoire
51.86
Hammer throw Youssef Ben Abid
 Tunisia
54.90 Abdellah Boubekeur
 Algeria
54.74 Noureddine Bendifallah
 Algeria
52.20
Javelin throw Justin Arop
 Uganda
76.94 Ali Memmi
 Tunisia
71.28 John Mayaka
 Kenya
70.76
Decathlon Mohamed Bensaad
 Algeria
7338 Brown Ebewele
 Nigeria
6876 Alain Smaïl
 Algeria
6822
20 kilometre road walk Benamar Kachkouche
 Algeria
1:39:21 Hunde Ture
 Egypt
1:39:51 Elisha Kasuka
 Kenya
1:43:21
4 × 100 metres relay  Ghana 39.24  Nigeria 39.39  Congo 39.79
4 × 400 metres relay  Nigeria 3:03.24  Uganda 3:04.20  Kenya 3:05.92

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Hannah Afriyie
 Ghana
11.50 Utifon Ufon Oko
 Nigeria
11.55 Kemi Sandgodeyi
 Nigeria
11.92
200 metres Hannah Afriyie
 Ghana
23.01 Kehinde Vaughan
 Nigeria
23.70 Ruth Waithera
 Kenya
23.91
400 metres Kehinde Vaughan
 Nigeria
53.86 Ruth Kyalisima
 Uganda
54.49 Georgina Aidou
 Ghana
54.84
800 metres Tekla Chemabwai
 Kenya
2:04.84 Sakina Boutamine
 Algeria
2:05.64 Célestine N'Drin
 Côte d'Ivoire
2:06.08
1500 metres Sakina Boutamine
 Algeria
4:16.43 Anna Kiprop
 Kenya
4:19.59 Rose Thomson
 Kenya
4:20.07
100 metres hurdles Judy Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
13.67 Ruth Kyalisima
 Uganda
13.92
(NR)
Bella Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
13.99
High jump Modupe Oshikoya
 Nigeria
1.77 Kawther Akrémi
 Tunisia
1.73 Emilia Blavo
 Ghana
1.68
Long jump Modupe Oshikoya
 Nigeria
6.32 Jeanette Yawson
 Ghana
6.29 Bella Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
6.12
Shot put Joyce Aciro
 Uganda
14.47
(NR)
Veronica Baawah
 Ghana
12.88 Herina Malit
 Kenya
12.70
Discus throw Fathia Jerbi
 Tunisia
46.56 Helen Alyek
 Uganda
45.90
(NR)
Martha Jugah
 Nigeria
45.02
Javelin throw Eunice Nekesa
 Kenya
51.58 Agnès Tchuinté
 Cameroon
49.16 Constance Rwabiryagye
 Uganda
45.52
Pentathlon Bella Bell-Gam
 Nigeria
3709 Margaret Bisereko
 Uganda
3788 Madeleine Bonzi
 Upper Volta
3427
4 × 100 metres relay  Nigeria 44.63  Ghana 45.19  Uganda 46.77
4 × 400 metres relay  Ghana
Helena Opoku
Grace Bakari
Georgina Aidoo
Hannah Afriyie
3:35.55 (NR)  Kenya 3:39.27  Uganda 3:39.94

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Nigeria 9 6 6 21
2  Kenya 7 7 8 22
3  Algeria 4 5 5 14
4  Ghana 4 3 4 11
5  Uganda 2 7 5 14
6  Tunisia 2 3 0 5
7  Sudan 2 0 0 2
8  Ethiopia 1 1 2 4
8  Côte d'Ivoire 1 1 2 4
10  Egypt 1 1 1 3
11  Mali 1 1 0 2
12  Tanzania 1 0 1 2
13  Swaziland 1 0 0 1
 Chad 1 0 0 1
15  Senegal 0 1 1 2
16  Cameroon 0 1 0 1
17  Congo 0 0 1 1
 Upper Volta 0 0 1 1

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