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2008 African Championships in Athletics

The 16th African Championships in Athletics was held in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, from April 30 to May 4, 2008. The competition venue was the Addis Ababa Stadium. It is the largest Athletics event held in Ethiopia to date. It was the first time in its then 29-year history the African Championships in Athletics were held in Eastern Africa, despite the region's well-documented success in long-distance running.

2008 African Championships
Host cityAddis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopia
Date(s)30 April – 4 May
Main stadiumAddis Ababa Stadium
Participation543 athletes from
42 nations
Events44

In the men's 100 m, Nigerians Olusoji Fasuba and Uchenna Emedolu repeated the places from the 2006 edition. On April 30, there was a 35-minute delay to the men's 10,000 metres due to weather, but the Ethiopians dominated the podium and the race, with the missed absence of world champion Kenenisa Bekele.

Contents

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Olusoji Fasuba
  Nigeria
10.10 SB Uchenna Emedolu
  Nigeria
10.21 SB Hannes Dreyer
  South Africa
10.24 PB
200 m
details
Thuso Mpuang
  South Africa
20.53 PB Stéphan Buckland
  Mauritius
20.62 SB Samuel Kenosi
  Botswana
20.72 NR
400 m
details
Ali Babiker Nagmeldin
  Sudan
45.64 SB Isaac Makwala
  Botswana
45.64 PB James Godday
  Nigeria
45.77 SB
800 m
details
David Rudisha
  Kenya
1:44.20 SB Ismail Ahmed Ismail
  Sudan
1:45.41 SB Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya
1:46.02
1500 m
details
Haron Keitany
  Kenya
3:43.47 Gideon Gathimba
  Kenya
3:43.56 Juan van Deventer
  South Africa
3:43.63
5000 m
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
13:49.67 Isaac Songok
  Kenya
13:49.91 Ali Abdosh
  Ethiopia
13:50.64
10,000 m
details
Gebregziabher Gebremariam
  Ethiopia
28:17.11 SB Ibrahim Jeilan
  Ethiopia
28:30.66 SB Eshetu Wendimu
  Ethiopia
28:56.36 SB
110 m hurdles
details
Hennie Kotze
  South Africa
13.95 Samuel Okon
  Nigeria
14.08 Selim Nurudeen
  Nigeria
14.27
400 m hurdles
details
LJ van Zyl
  South Africa
48.91 SB Abderahmane Hammadi
  Algeria
49.84 NR Ibrahima Maïga
  Mali
49.84 SB
3000 m s'chase
details
Richard Mateelong
  Kenya
8:31.61 Michael Kipyego
  Kenya
8:32.94 Willy Komen
  Kenya
8:41.98
20 km walk
details
Mohamed Ameur
  Algeria
1:22.55 PB Hichem Medjeber
  Algeria
1:23.29 PB Hassanine Sebei
  Tunisia
1:23.58 SB
4×100 m relay
details
Hannes Dreyer
Corne Du Plessis
Sergio Mullins
Thuso Mpuang
  South Africa
38.75 CR Togoh Victor
Allah Laryea-Akrong
Seth Amoo
Eric Nkansah
  Ghana
40.30 Idrissa Adam
François Belinga
Alain Olivier Nyounai
Joseph Batangdon
  Cameroon
40.60
4×400 m relay
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Pieter Smith
Ockert Cilliers
Sibusiso Sishi
LJ van Zyl
  South Africa
3:03.58 Rabah Yousif
Ali Babiker Nagmeldin
Ahmad Ismail
Abubaker Kaki
  Sudan
3:04.00 NR Mamadou Kasse Hann
Seth Mbow
Mamadou Gueye
Nouha Badji
  Senegal
3:05.93
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
Kabelo Kgosiemang
  Botswana
2.34 NR =CR Mohammed Benhadja
  Algeria
2.18 Boubacar Séré
  Burkina Faso
2.18 SB
Pole vault
details
Mouhcine Cheaouri
  Morocco
4.80 PB Larbi Bouraada
  Algeria
4.50 Willem Coertzen
  South Africa
4.00 PB
Long jump
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Yahya Berrabah
  Morocco
8.04 SB Jonathan Chimier
  Mauritius
7.99 SB Stephan Louw
  Namibia
7.98
Triple jump
details
Ndiss Kaba Badji
  Senegal
17.07 NR Hugo Mamba
  Cameroon
16.92 NR Tarik Bouguetaïb
  Morocco
16.82
Shot put
details
Abdu Moaty Moustafa
  Egypt
18.06 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
17.39 Janus Robberts
  South Africa
16.44
Discus throw
details
Hannes Hopley
  South Africa
56.98 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
56.06 SB Nabil Kiram
  Morocco
52.99
Hammer throw
details
Chris Harmse
  South Africa
77.72 SB Mostafa Al-Gamel
  Egypt
69.70 Ahmed Abd El Raouf
  Egypt
68.15
Javelin throw
details
Mohamed Ali Kebabou
  Tunisia
74.20 PB Kenechukwu Ezeofor
  Nigeria
72.53 PB Sammy Keskeny
  Kenya
69.84 SB
Decathlon
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Larbi Bouraada
  Algeria
7574 PB Willem Coertzen
  South Africa
7374 Boualem Lamri
  Algeria
6919 SB
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
Damola Osayomi
  Nigeria
11.22 Vida Anim
  Ghana
11.43 Delphine Atangana
  Cameroon
11.46
200 m
details
Isabel le Roux
  South Africa
22.69 PB Kadiatou Camara
  Mali
22.70 NR Damola Osayomi
  Nigeria
22.83 PB
400 m
details
Amantle Montsho
  Botswana
49.83 NR,CR Sade Abugan
  Nigeria
50.89 Racheal Nachula
  Zambia
51.39 NR, NJR
800 m
details
Pamela Jelimo
  Kenya
1:58.70 NJR Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  Mozambique
2:00.47 SB Agnes Samaria
  Namibia
2:00.62 SB
1500 m
details
Gelete Burka
  Ethiopia
4:08.25 Meskerem Assefa
  Ethiopia
4:10.40 Agnes Samaria
  Namibia
4:13.91
5000 m
details
Meselech Melkamu
  Ethiopia
15:49.81 Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
15:50.19 Grace Momanyi
  Kenya
15:50.19
10,000 m
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
32:49.08 Ejegayehu Dibaba
  Ethiopia
32:50.36 Wude Ayalew
  Ethiopia
32:55.17
100 m hurdles
details
Fatmata Fofanah
  Guinea
13.10 NR Toyin Augustus
  Nigeria
13.12 Carole Kaboud Mebam
  Cameroon
13.52
400 m hurdles
details
Joke Odumosu
  Nigeria
55.92 SB Lamiae Lhabze
  Morocco
56.07 PB Aïssata Soulama
  Burkina Faso
56.13 SB
3000 m s'chase
details
Zemzem Ahmed
  Ethiopia
9:44.58 PB Mekdes Bekele
  Ethiopia
9:59.52 SB Ruth Bosibori
  Kenya
10:00.18 SB
20 km walk
details
Grace Wanjiru
  Kenya
1:39.50 NR Ararissa Abissa Asnakch
  Ethiopia
1:40.12 NR Mary Njoki
  Kenya
1:41.15 PB
4 x 100 m relay
details
Endurance Ojokolo
Gloria Kemasuode
Susan Akene
Damola Osayomi
  Nigeria
43.79 Gifty Addy
Elizabeth Amolofo
Esther Dankwah
Vida Anim
  Ghana
44.12 Tsholofelo Thipe
Isabel le Roux
Christine Ras
Geraldine Pillay
  South Africa
44.28
4 x 400 m relay
details
Oluoma Nwoke
Sade Abugan
Endurance Abinuwa
Joy Eze
  Nigeria
3:30.07 Florence Wasike
Charity Wandia
Joyce Zakari
Pamela Jelimo
  Kenya
3:37.67 Fatou Diabaye
Mame Fatou Faye
Maty Salame
Souma Fatou
  Senegal
3:38.42
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
Anika Smit
  South Africa
1.88 Marcoleen Pretorius
  South Africa
1.84 Marizca Gertenbach
  South Africa
1.84
Pole vault
details
Leila Ben Youssef
  Tunisia
4.00 Nisrine Dinar
  Morocco
3.80 Laetitia Berthier
  Burkina Faso
3.70
Long jump
details
Janice Josephs
  South Africa
6.64 Chinaza Amadi
  Nigeria
6.31 Patricia Soman
  Ivory Coast
6.13
Triple jump
details
Françoise Mbango
  Cameroon
14.76 SB Yamilé Aldama
  Sudan
14.36 SB Chinonye Ohadugha
  Nigeria
14.14 SB
Shot put
details
Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
17.50 Kasey Onmuchekwa
  Nigeria
16.29 Veronica Abrahamse
  South Africa
16.00
Discus throw
details
Elizna Naude
  South Africa
55.34 Suzanne Kragbé
  Ivory Coast
49.52 Simoné du Toit
  South Africa
47.10
Hammer throw
details
Marwa Hussein
  Egypt
62.26 Florence Ezeh
  Togo
61.26 Funke Adeoye
  Nigeria
57.02
Javelin throw
details
Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa
55.17 Lindy Leveau-Agricole
  Seychelles
52.92 SB Hana'a Hassan Omar
  Egypt
52.32
Heptathlon
details
Patience Okoro
  Nigeria
4906 Florence Wasike
  Kenya
4867 Nadege Essama Foe
  Cameroon
4470
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)122822
2  Nigeria (NGR)77519
3  Ethiopia (ETH)66315
4  Kenya (KEN)55616
5  Algeria (ALG)2417
6  Egypt (EGY)2327
7  Morocco (MAR)2226
8  Botswana (BOT)2114
9  Tunisia (TUN)2013
10  Sudan (SUD)1304
11  Cameroon (CMR)1146
12  Senegal (SEN)1023
13  Guinea (GUI)1001
14  Ghana (GHA)0303
15  Mauritius (MRI)0202
16  Ivory Coast (CIV)0112
  Mali (MLI)0112
18  Mozambique (MOZ)0101
  Seychelles (SEY)0101
  Togo (TOG)0101
21  Namibia (NAM)0033
22  Burkina Faso (BUR)0022
23  Burundi (BDI)0011
  Zambia (ZAM)0011
Totals (24 nations)444444132


Participating nationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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