List of African under-20 records in athletics

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African Junior Records in the sport of athletics are ratified by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). Athletics records comprise the best performance of an athlete before the year of their 20th birthday. Technically, in all under 20 age divisions, the age is calculated "on December 31 of the year of competition"[1] to avoid age group switching during a competitive season.

Outdoor[edit]

Key to tables:   Awaiting ratification   Record not kept by CAA

+ = en route to a longer distance
A = affected by altitude
a = automatic timing
# = not officially ratified by CAA

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
100 m 10.05 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 3 January 1990 Bauchi, Nigeria 18 years, 42 days
200 m 20.10 A (+1.7 m/s) Clarence Munyai  South Africa 4 March 2017 Gauteng North League Meet South Africa Pretoria, South Africa 19 years, 12 days [2]
300 m 31.61 Clarence Munyai  South Africa 28 June 2017 Golden Spike Ostrava Czech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic 19 years, 129 days [3]
400 m 44.22 A Baboloki Thebe  Botswana 21 May 2016 Botswana Championships Botswana Gaborone, Botswana 19 years, 64 days [4]
800 m 1:41.73 Nigel Amos  Botswana 9 August 2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London, Great Britain 18 years, 147 days [5]
1000 m 2:13.93 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 22 July 2008 DN Galan Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 19 years, 31 days
1500 m 3:28.81 Ronald Kwemoi  Kenya 18 July 2014 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco 18 years, 302 days [6] [1]
Mile 3:49.29 William Biwott Tanui  Kenya 3 July 2009 Bislett Games Norway Oslo, Norway 19 years, 120 days
2000 m 4:56.86 Isaac Kiprono Songok  Kenya 31 August 2001 ISTAF Berlin Germany Berlin, Germany 17 years, 128 days
4:56.25 Tesfaye Cheru  Ethiopia 5 July 2011 Pro Athlé Tour
Meeting de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
France Reims, France [7][8]
3000 m 7:28.19 Yomif Kejelcha  Ethiopia 27 August 2016 Meeting Areva France Saint-Denis, France 19 years, 26 days [9]
5000 m 12:43.02 Selemon Barega  Ethiopia 31 August 2018 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium 17 years, 223 days [10]
10000 m 26:41.75 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 26 August 2005 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium 18 years, 289 days
10 km (road) 27:08 Rhonex Kipruto  Kenya 29 April 2018 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K United States New York City, United States 18 years, 199 days [11]
15 km (road) 42:08+ Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 11 September 2005 Rotterdam Half Marathon Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands 18 years, 305 days
20 km (road) 56:18+ Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 11 September 2005 Rotterdam Half Marathon Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands 18 years, 305 days
Half marathon 59:16 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 11 September 2005 Rotterdam Half Marathon Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands 18 years, 305 days
25 km (road) 1:14:19+ Bazu Worku  Ethiopia 5 April 2009 Paris Marathon France Paris, France 18 years, 202 days
1:13:21+ [12] Tsegaye Mekonnen  Ethiopia 24 January 2014 Dubai Marathon United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18 years, 223 days
30 km (road) 1:29:25+ Bazu Worku  Ethiopia 5 April 2009 Paris Marathon France Paris, France 18 years, 202 days
Marathon 2:06:15 Bazu Worku  Ethiopia 5 April 2009 Paris Marathon France Paris, France 18 years, 202 days
110 m hurdles (99 cm) 13.38 (+0.5 m/s) Welington Zaza  Liberia 24 July 2014 World Junior Championships United States Eugene, United States 18 years, 251 days [13]
110 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
400 m hurdles 48.76 A Llewellyn Hebert  South Africa 8 April 1996 South Africa Pretoria, South Africa 18 years, 262 days
48.73 Sokwakhana Zazini  South Africa 11 July 2019 Universiade Italy Naples, Italy 19 years, 169 days [14]
2000 m steeplechase 5:20.44 Ronald Kipchumba  Kenya 13 May 2005 Qatar Doha, Qatar 17 years, 217 days
3000 m steeplechase 7:58.66 Stephen Cherono  Kenya 24 August 2001 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium 18 years, 313 days
High jump 2.31 m Jacques Freitag  South Africa 4 June 2001 Germany Rehlingen, Germany 18 years, 358 days
Pole vault 5.46 m Okkert Brits  South Africa 16 December 1992 South Africa Paarl, South Africa 19 years, 116 days
Long jump 8.19 m Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 9 July 2010 Germany Bottrop, Germany 19 years, 182 days
Triple jump 16.96 m (+1.7 m/s) Gofrey Mokoena  South Africa 3 April 2004 South Africa Bloemfontein, South Africa 19 years, 28 days
Shot put
(6 kg)
21.79 m Ahmed Hassan  Egypt 23 April 2014 Egypt Cairo, Egypt 18 years, 128 days
22.07 m Kyle Blignaut  South Africa 10 July 2018 World U20 Championships Finland Tampere, Finland 18 years, 243 days [15]
Shot put
(7.26 kg)
20.39 m Janus Robberts  South Africa 7 March 1998 South Africa Germiston, South Africa 18 years, 362 days
Discus throw
(1.75 kg)
65.68 m Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly  Egypt 7 November 2003 Egypt Cairo, Egypt 19 years, 271 days
Discus throw
(2 kg)
Hammer throw
(6 kg)
81.04 m Werner Smit  South Africa 29 March 2003 Bellville 18 years, 196 days
Hammer throw
(7.26 kg)
Javelin throw 80.03 m Lohan Rautembach  South Africa 16 April 2005 South Africa Durban, South Africa 19 years, 69 days
Decathlon 7548 pts Hamdi Dhouibi  Tunisia 21 July 2001 Canada Ottawa, Canada 19 years, 178 days
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
Fredriech Pretorius  South Africa 11 April 2014 South Africa Pretoria, South Africa 18 years, 250 days
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
7730 pts A Friedrich Pretorius  South Africa 15–16 March 2014 Athletic Gauteng North Championships South Africa Pretoria, South Africa 19 years, 74 days [16]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10000 m walk
(track)
42:06.0 Hatem Ghoula  Tunisia 1 May 1992 Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia 18 years, 329 days
40:55.96 Yohanis Algaw  Ethiopia 23 July 2016 World U20 Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 16 years, 344 days [17]
10 km walk
(road)
40:56 Yohanis Algaw  Ethiopia 5 May 2018 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships China Taicang, China 18 years, 264 days [18]
20000 m walk
(track)
20 km walk
(road)
50 km walk
(road)
4 × 100 m relay 39.51 Sonan
Douhou
Bayo
Meïté
 Ivory Coast 22 July 1995 Ivory Coast Bouaké, Ivory Coast
39.46 A


Thando Dlodlo
 South Africa 17 March 2018 South African Championships South Africa Pretoria, South Africa [19]
39.33 A


 South Africa 28 April 2018 African Southern Region U20 and U18 Championships South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa [20]
4 × 400 m relay 3:02.81 Omphemetse Poo
Baboloki Thebe
Karabo Sibanda
Xholani Talane
 Botswana 22 July 2016 World U20 Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland
19 years, 128 days
18 years, 22 days
[21]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
100 m 11.11 (-1.1 m/s) Joan Uduak Ekah  Nigeria 2 July 1999 Athletissima Lausanne, Switzerland 18 years, 198 days
200 m 22.52 Mary Onyali  Nigeria 3 September 1987 [a] Golden Gala Rome, Italy 39 years, 212 days
400 m 50.59 Fatima Yusuf  Nigeria 5 August 1990 Budapest, Hungary 19 years, 95 days
800 m 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 29 August 2008 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland 18 years, 268 days [2]
1000 m 2:37.47 Shura Hotesa  Ethiopia 12 July 1996 Bellinzona, Switzerland 19 years, 193 days
1500 m 3:59:60 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 28 August 2005 Italy Rieti, Italy 19 years, 217 days
3:56.98 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon  Kenya 10 May 2013 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Doha, Qatar 19 years, 120 days [22]
Mile
2000 m
3000 m 8:35.89 Sally Barsosio  Kenya 16 August 1997 Herculis Monaco 19 years, 148 days
Two miles
5000 m 14:30.88 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 11 June 2004 Bergen, Norway 18 years, 254 days
10,000 m 30:26.50 Linet Masai  Kenya 15 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 18 years, 254 days
10 km (road) 31:27 a Sally Barsosio  Kenya 21 April 1996 Vancouver, Canada 18 years, 33 days
15 km (road) 47:39+ Everline Kimwei  Kenya 19 November 2006 Kobe, Japan 19 years, 86 days
20 km (road) 1:05:04+ Everline Kimwei  Kenya 19 November 2006 Kobe, Japan 19 years, 86 days
Half marathon 1:07:57 Abebu Gelan  ETH 20 February 2009 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates 19 years, 33 days
Marathon 2:20:59 Shure Demise  Ethiopia 23 January 2015 Dubai Marathon United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 years, 2 days [23]
100 m hurdles 13.06 A (+1.4 m/s) Oluwatobiloba Amusan  Nigeria 26 March 2016 UTEP Springtime Invitational United States El Paso, United States 18 years, 338 days [24]
12.83 A (+0.4 m/s) [b] 30 April 2016 UTEP Invitational United States El Paso, United States 19 years, 7 days [25]
200 m hurdles (straight) 26.16 (+0.3 m/s) Zeney van der Walt  South Africa 16 June 2019 Adidas Boost Boston Games United States Boston, United States 19 years, 25 days [26]
400 m hurdles 56.09 Ajoke Adomosu  Nigeria 9 June 2006 United States Sacramento, United States 18 years, 225 days
55.05 Zeney van der Walt  South Africa 17 March 2018 South African Championships South Africa Pretoria, South Africa [19]
2000 m steeplechase 6:11.83 Korahubish Itaa  Ethiopia 10 July 2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 17 years, 132 days
3000 m steeplechase 8:58.78 Celliphine Chepteek Chespol  Kenya 26 May 2017 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States 18 years, 338 days [27]
High jump 1.94 m Hestrie Cloete  South Africa 22 July 1997 Tatra, Poland 18 years, 350 days
Pole vault 4.10 m Syrine Balti  Tunisia 20 September 2002 Madrid, Spain 18 years, 324 days
Long jump 6.61 m Ese Brume  Nigeria 1 July 2015 Nigeria Akure, Nigeria 19 years, 162 days
6.68 m Ese Brume  Nigeria 22 June 2014 Nigerian Championships Nigeria Calabar, Nigeria 18 years, 153 days
Triple jump 14.13 m Blessing Okagbare  Nigeria 19 May 2007 Lagos, Nigeria 18 years, 222 days
Shot put 16.95 m Simoné du Toit  South Africa 15 June 2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 18 years, 78 days
Discus throw 53.07 m Simoné du Toit  South Africa 3 February 2006 Roodepoort, South Africa 17 years, 311 days
Hammer throw 61.01 m Rana Taha Ibrahim  Egypt 20 March 2009 Maadi, Egypt 16 years, 254 days
Javelin throw 58.33 m Sunette Viljoen  South Africa 7 December 2002 Potchefstroom, South Africa 19 years, 62 days
Heptathlon 5868 pts Justine Robbeson  South Africa 17 July 2004 World Junior Championships Italy Grosseto, Italy 19 years, 63 days
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
13.56 (+1.7 m/s) 1.62 m 13.02 m 25.12 6.14 m (+0.8 m/s) 54.16 m 2:35.20
5000 m walk (track) 21:49.27 Chahinez Nasri  Tunisia 8 June 2016 France Blois, France 20 years, 5 days
5 km walk (road) 23:01+ Chahinez Nasri  Tunisia 4 May 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup China Taicang, China 17 years, 335 days [28]
10000 m walk (track) 45:33.69 Yehualeye Beletew  Ethiopia 19 July 2016 World U20 Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 17 years, 354 days [29]
10 km walk (road) 46:43 Chahinez Nasri  Tunisia 4 May 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup China Taicang, China 17 years, 335 days [30]
20000 m walk (track)
20 km walk (road) 1:31:58 Yehualeye Beletew  Ethiopia 26 June 2016 African Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa 17 years, 331 days [31]
4×100 m relay 43.44 Beatrice Utondu
Tina Iheagwam
Mary Onyali
Falilat Ogunkoya
 Nigeria 9 August 1987 Kenya Nairobi, Kenya 17 years, 259 days
19 years, 128 days
19 years, 187 days
18 years, 247 days
4×400 m relay 3:30.84 Folashade Abugan
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
Joy Eze
Sekinat Adesanya
 Nigeria 20 August 2006 World Junior Championships China Beijing, China 15 years, 246 days
18 years, 287 days
18 years, 119 days
19 years, 16 days

Indoor[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
50 m
60 m 6.58 Ibrahim Meité  Ivory Coast 13 February 1994 France Liévin, France 17 years, 87 days
200 m
400 m
800 m
1000 m 2:15.77 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 21 February 2008 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 18 years, 245 days
1500 m 3:36.05 [c] Samuel Tefera  Ethiopia 27 January 2018 Meeting Elite en salle de l'Eure France Val-de-Reuil, France 18 years, 96 days [32]
Mile
2000 m 4:59.02 Remi Limo  Kenya 17 February 2007 United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom 19 years, 14 days
3000 m 7:32.89 Isaiah Kiplangat Koech  Kenya 14 February 2012 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France 18 years, 57 days [33]
5000 m 12:53.29 Isaiah Kiplangat Koech  Kenya 11 February 2011 PSD Bank Meeting Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 17 years, 54 days [34][35] [3]
50 m hurdles
60 m hurdles
400 m hurdles 50.41 OT Wouter Le Roux  South Africa 9 February 2005 Botnia Games Finland Korsholm, Finland 19 years, 23 days [36]
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put (6 kg)
Shot put (7.26 kg)
Heptathlon (Junior)
60m Long jump Shot put High jump 60m H Pole vault 1000m
Heptathlon (Senior)
60m Long jump Shot put High jump 60m H Pole vault 1000m
5000 m walk (track)
4 × 200m relay
4 × 400m relay
4 × 800m relay

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m
60 m 7.09 Joan Uduak Ekah  Nigeria 7 March 1999 World Championships Japan Maebashi, Japan 18 years, 81 days
200 m
400 m
800 m 2:01.03 Meskerem Legesse  Ethiopia 14 February 2004 United States Fayetteville, United States 17 years, 139 days
1000 m
1500 m 4:01.81 Gudaf Tsegay  Ethiopia 20 February 2016 Glasgow Grand Prix United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain 19 years, 28 days [37]
Mile 4:24.10 Kalkidan Gezahegne  Ethiopia 20 February 2010 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom 18 years, 288 days
2000 m 5:35.46 Dawit Seyaum  Ethiopia 7 February 2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix United States Boston, United States 18 years, 195 days [38]
3000 m 8:33.56 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 20 February 2004 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom 18 years, 142 days
5000 m 14:53.99 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 31 January 2004 Boston Indoor Games United States Boston, United States 18 years, 122 days
50 m hurdles (84 cm)
60 m hurdles
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Pentathlon
60m H High jump Shot put Long jump 800m
3000 m walk (track)
5000 m walk (track)
4 × 400m relay
4 × 800m relay

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ by IAAF source; 3 September 2007 by CAA source, probably a mistake
  2. ^ ratified but to no doping control
  3. ^ will not be ratified as record because the doping test wasn't done on the same day as the competition

References[edit]

General
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