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2006 African Championships in Athletics

The 15th African Championships in Athletics were held in Mauritius between August 9 and August 13, 2006. The event was staged at Stade Germain Comarmond in Bambous, Rivière Noire District. This was the second time when the African Championships in Athletics were hosted in Mauritius, the first was in 1992.

2006 African Championships
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Championships logo
Host cityBambous, Mauritius Mauritius
Date(s)9–13 August
Main stadiumStade Germain Comarmond
Participationabout 438 athletes from
42 nations
Events44

Many world-class runners were competing, but in terms of the field events the standard was poor. In addition, some of those, especially the throwing events, had very few participants as African federations cannot afford to send large teams.

Contents

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Olusoji Fasuba
  Nigeria
10.37 Uchenna Emedolu
  Nigeria
10.44 Eric Nkansah
  Ghana
10.65
August 10:
200 m
details
Uchenna Emedolu
  Nigeria
20.61 Stéphan Buckland
  Mauritius
20.67 Leigh Julius
  South Africa
20.82
August 13:
400 m
details
Gary Kikaya
  Democratic Republic of the Congo
45.03 Paul Gorries
  South Africa
45.50 Young Talkmore Nyongani
  Zimbabwe
45.60
August 11:
800 m
details
Alex Kipchirchir
  Kenya
1:46.62 Ismail Ahmed Ismail
  Sudan
1:46.65 Alfred Kirwa
  Kenya
1:46.85
August 11:
1500 m
details
Alex Kipchirchir
  Kenya
3:46.54 Adil Kaouch
  Morocco
3:46.72 Tarek Boukensa
  Algeria
3:46.81
August 13:
5000 m
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
14:03.41 Mike Kigen
  Kenya
14:05.12 Moses Kipsiro
  Uganda
14:05.20
August 9:
10,000 m
details
Moses Kipsiro
  Uganda
28:03.46 Mike Kigen
  Kenya
28:03.70 Abebe Dinkesa
  Ethiopia
28:05.07
August 13:
110 m hurdles
details
Aymen Ben Ahmed
  Tunisia
13.77 Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja
  Madagascar
14.03 Ruan de Vries
  South Africa
14.05
August 12:
400 m hurdles
details
Louis van Zyl
  South Africa
49.43 Alwyn Myburgh
  South Africa
49.88 Kurt Couto
  Mozambique
50.72
August 10:
3000 m s'chase
details
Paul Kipsiele Koech
  Kenya
8:11.74 (CR) Abdelkader Hachlaf
  Morocco
8:33.52 Ruben Ramolefi
  South Africa
8:39.67
August 11: reigning Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi finished second but was disqualified.
20 km walk
details
David Kimutai
  Kenya
1:23:58 Hatem Ghoula
  Tunisia
1:25:02 Hicham Mejbar
  Algeria
1:25:15
August 13:
4 × 100 m relay
details
  Nigeria
Peter Emelieze[a]
Uchenna Emedolu
Adetoyi Durotoye
Olusoji Fasuba
39.63   South Africa
Hannes Dreyer
Leigh Julius
Lee-Roy Newton
Sherwin Vries
39.68   Ghana
Harry Adu Mfum
Cyril Ferguson
Seth Amoo
Eric Nkansah
40.12
August 11:
4 x 400 m relay
details
  Kenya
George Kwoba
Vincent Mumo Kiilu
Sammy Rono
Thomas Musembi
3:06.78   South Africa
Alwyn Myburgh
Ofentse Mogawane
Ruben Majola
Paul Gorries
3:07.65   Botswana
Oganeditse Moseki
California Molefe
Gakologelwang Masheto
Obakeng Ngwigwa
3:08.13
August 13:
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
  • a Many sources (including the IAAF)[1] list the lead off runner as Grace Ebor, a female Nigerian middle-distance runner. This is incorrect as the lead off runner was actually Peter Emelieze.[2]

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Kabelo Kgosiemang
  Botswana
2.30 Sere Boubakar
  Burkina Faso
2.22 Ramsey Carelse
  South Africa
2.22
August 13:
Pole vault
details
Okkert Brits
  South Africa
5.20 Abderrahmane Tamada
  Tunisia
5.15 Hamdi Dhouibi
  Tunisia
4.80
August 12:
Long jump
details
Ignisious Gaisah
  Ghana
8.51 (+3.7) Khotso Mokoena
  South Africa
8.45 (+4.2) Issam Nima
  Algeria
8.37
August 9:
Triple jump
details
Tarik Bouguetaïb
  Morocco
17.25 (+4.2) Khotso Mokoena
  South Africa
16.67 (+3.6) Younès Moudrik
  Morocco
16.58 (+3.7)
August 12:
Shot put
details
Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
18.93 Janus Robberts
  South Africa
17.88 Mohammed Medded
  Tunisia
17.87
August 9:
Discus throw
details
Omar Ahmed ElGazaly
  Egypt
61.11 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
54.38 Chima Ugwu
  Nigeria
51.56
August 10: Nabil Kirame of Morocco, who originally won the bronze, was later disqualified for doping.[3]
Hammer throw
details
Chris Harmse
  South Africa
77.55 CR Saber Souid
  Tunisia
72.66 Mohsen El Anany
  Egypt
69.22
August 12:
Javelin throw
details
Gerhardus Pienaar
  South Africa
77.55 Gerbrandt Grobler
  South Africa
75.95 Walid Adb El Wahab
  Egypt
69.86
August 13:
Decathlon
details
Hamdi Dhouibi
  Tunisia
7,566 points Mourad Souissi
  Algeria
7,113 points Terence Wepener
  South Africa
7,084 points
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Vida Anim
  Ghana
11.58 Geraldine Pillay
  South Africa
11.67 Endurance Ojokolo
  Nigeria
11.95
August 10:
200 m
details
Vida Anim
  Ghana
22.90 Geraldine Pillay
  South Africa
23.11 Fabienne Feraez
  Benin
23.15
August 13:
400 m
details
Amy Mbacke Thiam
  Senegal
52.22 Amantle Montsho
  Botswana
52.68 Louise Ayetotche
  Ivory Coast
52.92
August 11:
800 m
details
Janeth Jepkosgei
  Kenya
2 :00.64 Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  Mozambique
2 :01.08 Nouria Merah Benida
  Algeria
2 :02.18
August 13:
1500 m
details
Nouria Merah Benida
  Algeria
4:23.26 Safa Issaoui
  Tunisia
4:24.08 Berhane Hirphsa
  Ethiopia
4:24.09
August 11:
5000 m
details
Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
15:56.00 Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
15:56.04 Sylvia Chibiwott Kibet
  Kenya
15:57.14
August 10:
10,000 m
details
Edith Masai
  Kenya
31:27.96 CR Isabella Ochichi
  Kenya
31:29.43 Emily Chebet
  Kenya
31:33.39
August 12:
100 m hurdles
details
Toyin Augustus
  Nigeria
13.44 Carole Me-ban Kaboud
  Cameroon
13.85 Gnima Faye
  Senegal
13.95
August 10:
400 m hurdles
details
Janet Wienand
  South Africa
56.97 Houria Moussa
  Algeria
57.15 Aissafa Soulama
  Burkina Faso
57.27
August 13:
3000 m s'chase
details
Jeruto Kiptum
  Kenya
10:00.02 Habiba Ghribi
  Tunisia
10:10.93 Chaabi Bouchra
  Morocco
10:11.52
August 11:
20 km walk
details
Nagwa Ibrahim Saleh
  Egypt
1:43:22 Arasa Asnaksh Abissa
  Ethiopia
1:45:31 Ghania Amzal
  Algeria
1:46:05
August 13:
4 × 100 m relay
details
  Ghana
Gifty Addy,
Elizabeth Amolofo,
Vida Anim,
Esther Dankwah
44.43   Nigeria
Toyin Augustus
Francisca Idoko
Gloria Kemasuode
Endurance Ojokolo
44.52   Cameroon
Esther Solange Ndoumbe
Carole Kaboud Me-Bam
Josephine Mbarga Bikie
Leonie Myriam Mani
46.43
August 11:
4 × 400 m relay
details
  South Africa
Amanda Kotze,
Estie Wittstock,
Janet Wienand,
Heide Seyerling
3:36.88   Nigeria
Alice Nwosu
Mary Onyemuwa
Kate Obilor
Christiana Ekpukhon
3:37.00   Kenya
Josephine Nyarunda
Elizabeth Muthuka
Annet Mwanzi Lukhuyi
Florence Wasike
3:39.79
August 13:
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Rene van der Merwe
  South Africa
1.84 Nkeka Ukuh
  Nigeria
1.80 Sara Bouaoudia
  Algeria
1.75
August 11:
Pole vault
details
Syrine Balti
  Tunisia
4.21 Nisrine Dinar
  Morocco
3.60 Lindi Roux
  South Africa
3.60
August 10:
Long jump
details
Joséphine Mbarga-Bikié
  Cameroon
6.33 (+2.9) Kéné Ndoye
  Senegal
6.30 (+1.8) Chinazom Amadi
  Nigeria
6.23 (+3.0)
August 10:
Triple jump
details
Yamilé Aldama
  Sudan
14.71 (+2.6) Kéné Ndoye
  Senegal
14.08 (+3.6) Otonye Iworima
  Nigeria
13.88 (+2.1)
August 13:
Shot put
details
Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
17.45 Wafa Ismail El Baghdadi
  Egypt
15.48 Monique Ngo Ngoué-Poree
  Cameroon
14.99
August 13:
Discus throw
details
Elizna Naude
  South Africa
55.42 Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
49.63 Suzanne Kragbe
  Ivory Coast
49.05
August 11:
Hammer throw
details
Marwa Hussein Arafat
  Egypt
62.16 Blessing Egwu
  Nigeria
51.77 Menakshee Totah
  Mauritius
36.68
August 9: Egypt's Marwa Ahmed Arafat retained her African title, while Hayat El Ghazi of Morocco, who originally won the silver, was later disqualified for doping.[4]
Javelin throw
details
Justine Robbeson
  South Africa
60.60 PB/AR Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa
55.64 Lindy Leveau
  Seychelles
54.41
August 12:
Heptathlon
details
Janice Josephs
  South Africa
5876 points Celine Laporte
  Seychelles
4932 points Nadege Foe Essama
  Cameroon
3808 points
August 11-12:
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medals tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Africa (RSA)1011627
2  Kenya (KEN)63413
3  Nigeria (NGR)56415
4  Egypt (EGY)4228
5  Ghana (GHA)4026
6  Tunisia (TUN)35210
7  Ethiopia (ETH)2226
8  Morocco (MAR)1326
9  Algeria (ALG)1269
10  Senegal (SEN)1214
11  Cameroon (CMR)1135
12  Botswana (BOT)1113
13  Sudan (SUD)1102
14  Uganda (UGA)1012
15  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)1001
16  Burkina Faso (BFA)0112
  Mauritius (MUS)0112
  Mozambique (MOZ)0112
  Seychelles (SEY)0112
20  Madagascar (MAD)0101
21  Benin (BEN)0011
  Ivory Coast (CIV)0011
  Zimbabwe (ZIM)0011
Totals (23 nations)424443129


Participating nationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 4x100 Metres Relay - men - senior - outdoor - 2006. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-09-09.
  2. ^ Career Highlights Archived 2012-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. Peter Emelieze. Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
  3. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
  4. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
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