Athletics at the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie
|Athletics at the V Francophonie Games|
|Host city||Niamey, Niger|
|Main stadium||Stade Général Seyni Kountché|
|Participation||362 athletes from
|Records set||2 Games records|
At the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie, the athletics events were held at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey, Niger, from 11–16 December 2005. A total of 43 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 20 by female athletes. France sent the largest squad and topped the medal table with 19 gold medals and 39 medals in total. Morocco was the next most successful nation, having won 11 golds and 31 medals all together. This was largely as a result of their middle- and long-distance running dominance which saw them take all three medals in four events, as well as three separate Moroccan 1–2 finishes. Canada and the Ivory Coast were third and fourth in the medal tally. Twenty of the 37 nations competing won a medal, although hosts Niger went empty-handed in the athletics competition.
The performances were down in comparison to the 2001 edition in Ottawa, which had benefited from being held a few weeks before the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, also in Canada that year. Two Games records were broken over the course of the competition, but a number of African athletes broke their national record – home athletes improved six different Nigerien records.
Among the prominent medallists were Moroccans Yassine Bensghir and Seltana Aït Hammou, who completed 800/1500 metres doubles on the men's and women's sides respectively. Their compatriot Zhor El Kamch won both the women's 5000 metres and 10,000 metres while Tarik Bougtaïb took a gold and a silver in the horizontal jumps. Yves Niaré of France was dominant in the throws, winning the shot put and discus throw events. Chad's efforts were led by Kaltouma Nadjina who won two golds for her 200 metres and 400 metres performances – her nation's only medals of the entire multi-sport event that year.
|Rachid Kisri||Men's marathon||Morocco||2:17:03||GR|
|Zhor El Kamch||Women's 10,000 metres||Morocco||33:41.28||GR|
|Key:WR — World record • AR — Area record • GR — Games record • NR — National record|
- For full event details see Athletics at the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie – Results
|100 metres||Idrissa Sanou (BUR)||10.48||Éric Pacôme N'Dri (CIV)||10.52||Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud (EGY)||10.55|
|200 metres||Ben Youssef Meité (CIV)||20.99||Marius Loua (CIV)||21.01||Oumar Loum (SEN)||21.12|
|400 metres||Mathieu Gnanligo (BEN)||46.43||Fernando Augustin (MRI)||46.52||Ismael Daif (MAR)||47.13|
|800 metres||Yassine Bensghir (MAR)||1:47.11||Assane Diallo (SEN)||1:49.10||Abdelkrim Khoudri (MAR)||1:49.52|
|1500 metres||Yassine Bensghir (MAR)||3:46.58||Youssef Baba (MAR)||3:46.84||Zakaria Mazouzi (MAR)||3:47.84|
|5000 metres||Adil Kaouch (MAR)||14:16.23||Abdelhalim Zahraoui (MAR)||14:16.39||Dieudonné Disi (RWA)||14:16.41|
|10,000 metres||Dieudonné Disi (RWA)||29:17.11||Abderrahim Goumri (MAR)||29:18.05||Ahmed Baday (MAR)||29:18.06|
|110 metres hurdles||Cédric Lavanne (FRA)||13.68||Jared MacLeod (CAN)||13.70||Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja (MAD)||14.08|
|400 metres hurdles||Ibou Faye (SEN)||50.67||Ibrahima Maïga (MLI)||50.71||Barnabé Bationo (BUR)||51.04|
|3000 metres steeplechase||Hamid Ezzine (MAR)||8:52.73||Abderrahman Mouatassim (MAR)||9:01.03||Nordine Gezzar (FRA)||9:08.33|
|4×100 metres relay|| Ivory Coast (CIV)
Jean-Ukruch Kouassi Tiecura
Ben Youssef Meité
Éric Pacôme N'Dri
|39.79|| France (FRA)
|40.09|| Mauritius (MRI)
|4×400 metres relay|| Morocco (MAR)
|3:06.87|| Mauritius (MRI)
|3:07.46|| Senegal (SEN)
El Hadji Sethe Mbow
|Marathon||Rachid Kisri (MAR)||2:17:03 GR||Zäid Laâroussi (MAR)||2:17:18||Abderrahime Bouramdane (MAR)||2:18:46|
|20 km walk||Denis Langlois (FRA)||1:30:47||David Boulanger (FRA)||1:31:16||Hassanine Sebei (TUN)||1:32:36|
|High jump||Mustapha Raifak (FRA)||2.24 m|| Kwaku Boateng (CAN)
Eduard Sebestyén (ROU)
|2.20 m||Not awarded|
|Pole vault||Damiel Dossévi (FRA)||5.40 m||Pierre-Charles Peuf (FRA)||5.30 m||Robert Hanson (CAN)||5.20 m|
|Long jump||Salim Sdiri (FRA)||7.98 m||Tarik Bougtaïb (MAR)||7.78 m (w)†||Arnaud Casquette (MRI)||7.76 m (w)
(wind: 2.4 m/s)
|Triple jump||Tarik Bougtaïb (MAR)||16.91 m||Yahya Berrabah (MAR)||16.44 m||Daniel Donovici (ROU)||16.11 m|
|Shot put||Yves Niaré (FRA)||18.64 m||Stéphane Szuster (FRA)||17.19 m||Badri Obeid (LIB)||15.49 m|
|Discus throw||Yves Niaré (FRA)||54.15 m||Bertrand Vili (FRA)||54.05 m||Eric Forshaw (CAN)||52.80 m|
|Hammer throw||James Steacy (CAN)||71.90 m||Christophe Épalle (FRA)||71.41 m||Cosmin Sorescu (ROU)||67.43 m|
|Javelin throw||David Brisseault (FRA)||71.64 m||Vitoli Tipotio (FRA)||67.79 m||Fabio Ramsamy (MRI)||65.54 m|
|Decathlon||Romain Barras (FRA)||8046 pts||Nadir El Fassi (FRA)||7307 pts||Patrick Russel (CAN)||7097 pts|
- † = Wind speed was not recorded for this jump
- Note: Arnaud Casquette of Mauritius won long jump and relay bronze medals, but then tested positive for cannabis and was given a six-month ban. However, his medals were not stripped.
- 5èmes Jeux de la Francophonie – Résultats complets Athletisme (archived) (French). 2005 Niamey. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
- 2005 Francophonie Games Results. Athlé. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
- Daily reports
- Fuchs, Carole (2005-12-12). Francophone Games – Day 1. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
- Fuchs, Carole (2005-12-13). Francophone Games – Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
- Fuchs, Carole (2005-12-14). Francophone Games – Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
- Fuchs, Carole (2005-12-15). Francophone Games – Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
- Fuchs, Carole (2005-12-17). Francophone Games – Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.