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2010 African Championships in Athletics

The 2010 African Championships in Athletics was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 28 July to 1 August 2010.

2010 African Championships
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Host cityNairobi, Kenya Kenya
Date(s)28 July – 1 August
Main stadiumNyayo Stadium
Participation587 athletes from
46 nations
Events44
Records set6 Championship records

BackgroundEdit

The African Championships in Athletics were held in Kenya for the first time. Previously two major athletics events have been held in Kenya, namely 1987 All-Africa Games and 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

PreparationsEdit

 
The host stadium in Nairobi

The championships were awarded to Kenya at the April 2007 Confederation of African Athletics Congress in Dakar, Senegal. [1]

The event was originally scheduled to be held from April 28 to May 2, 2010, but due to delayed preparations the event was moved forward.[2] The Moi International Sports Centre was initially set to become the host venue,[3] but it was later changed to the smaller Nyayo Stadium.[4]

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Ben-Youssef Méité
  Ivory Coast
10.08 PB Abdul Aziz Zakari
  Ghana
10.12 SB Simon Magakwe
  South Africa
10.14 SB
200 m
details
Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud
  Egypt
20.36 NR Ben-Youssef Méité
  Ivory Coast
20.39 SB Simon Magakwe
  South Africa
20.56
400 m
details
Mohamed Khouaja
  Libya
44.98 NR Rabah Yousif
  Sudan
45.18 Gary Kikaya
  Democratic Republic of the Congo
45.28
800 m
details
David Rudisha
  Kenya
1:42.84 CR Alfred Kirwa Yego
  Kenya
1:44.85 SB Jackson Kivuva
  Kenya
1:45.47 SB
1500 m
details
Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya
3:36.19 CR Amine Laâlou
  Morocco
3:36.38 Mekonnen Gebremedhin
  Ethiopia
3:36.65
5000 m
details
Edwin Soi
  Kenya
13:30.46 SB Vincent Yator
  Kenya
13:30.53 SB Mark Kiptoo
  Kenya
13:32.45 SB
10,000 m
details
Wilson Kiprop
  Kenya
27:32.91 Moses Kipsiro
  Uganda
27:33.37 Geoffrey Mutai
  Kenya
27:33.83
110 m hurdles
details
Othmane Hadj Lazib
  Algeria
13.77 Selim Nurudeen
  Nigeria
13.83 Ruan de Vries
  South Africa
13.98
400 m hurdles
details
L. J. van Zyl
  South Africa
48.51 SB Cornel Fredericks
  South Africa
48.79 SB Mamadou Kasse Hann
  Senegal
49.10 SB
3000 m steeplechase
details
Richard Mateelong
  Kenya
8:23.54 Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
8:26.13 Roba Gary Chubeta
  Ethiopia
8:27.15
20 km walk
details
Hassanine Sebei
  Tunisia
1:20:36 CR David Kimutai Rotich
  Kenya
1:21:07 SB Hichem Medjeber
  Algeria
1:22:53 PB
4 x 100 m relay
details
Hannes Dreyer
Simon Magakwe
Lehann Fourie
Thuso Mpuang
  South Africa
39.12 Fred Agbaje
Benjamin Adukwu
Ogho-Oghene Egwero
Obinna Metu
  Nigeria
39.22 Emmanuel Kubi
Nana Kofi Sanah
Godwin Hukporti
Aziz Zakari
  Ghana
39.31
4 x 400 m relay
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Geoffrey Ngeno
Vincent Koskei
Julius Kirwa
Mark Mutai
  Kenya
3:02.96 Isaac Makwala
Thapelo Ketlogetswe
Pako Seribe
Obakeng Ngwigwa
  Botswana
3:05.16 Saul Weigopwa
James Godday
Tobi Ogunmola
Isah Salihu
  Nigeria
3:06.53
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

Chronology: 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Kabelo Kgosiemang
  Botswana
2.19 Bong Matogno
  Cameroon
2.15 SB Fernand Djoumessi
  Cameroon
Mohamed Idris
  Sudan
2.15
Pole vault
details
Hamdi Dhouibi
  Tunisia
4.70 Larbi Bouraada
  Algeria
4.60 Mourad Souissi
  Algeria
4.40
Long jump
details
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
  South Africa
8.23 SB Ndiss Kaba Badji
  Senegal
8.10 Stanley Gbagbeke
  Nigeria
8.06
Triple jump
details
Tosin Oke
  Nigeria
17.22 Hugo Mamba-Schlick
  Cameroon
16.78 SB Tumelo Thagane
  South Africa
16.64
Shot put
details
Burger Lambrechts
  South Africa
18.63 Roelof Potgieter
  South Africa
18.62 Orazio Cremona
  South Africa
18.27
Discus throw
details
Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly
  Egypt
59.30 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
58.71 Victor Hogan
  South Africa
58.11
Hammer throw
details
Mohsen Mohamed Anani
  Egypt
74.72 Chris Harmse
  South Africa
72.56 Mostafa Al-Gamel
  Egypt
71.40
Javelin throw
details
Ihab Al Sayed Abdelrahman
  Egypt
78.02 SB Gerhardus Pienaar
  South Africa
75.96 Julius Yego
  Kenya
74.51 SB
Decathlon
details
Larbi Bouraada
  Algeria
8148 CR Mourad Souissi
  Algeria
7818 PB Guillaume Thierry
  Mauritius
7100
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

Chronology: 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
11.03 CR Ruddy Zang Milama
  Gabon
11.15 NR Oludamola Osayomi
  Nigeria
11.22 SB
200 m
details
Oludamola Osayomi
  Nigeria
23.36 SB Estie Wittstock
  South Africa
23.50 SB Ruddy Zang Milama
  Gabon
23.59 PB
400 m
details
Amantle Montsho
  Botswana
50.03 SB Amy Mbacke Thiam
  Senegal
51.32 SB Shade Abugan
  Nigeria
51.63
800 m
details
Zahra Bouras
  Algeria
2:00.22 Janeth Jepkosgei
  Kenya
2:00.50 Malika Akkaoui
  Morocco
2:01.01 PB
1500 m
details
Nancy Jebet Lagat
  Kenya
4:10.43 Gelete Burka Bati
  Ethiopia
4:11.12 Btissam Lakhouad
  Morocco
4:11.81
5000 m
details
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
16:18.72 Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
16:20.54 Sentayehu Ejigu
  Ethiopia
16:22.32
10,000 m
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
31:51.39 Meselech Melkamu
  Ethiopia
31:55.50 Linet Masai
  Kenya
31:59.36 SB
100 m hurdles
details
Seun Adigun
  Nigeria
13.14 SB Gnima Faye
  Senegal
13.67 Amina Ferguen
  Algeria
13.87
400 m hurdles
details
Hayat Lambarki
  Morocco
55.96 PB Ajoke Odumosu
  Nigeria
55.97 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo
  Kenya
56.74 SB
3000 m steeplechase
details
Milcah Chemos Cheywa
  Kenya
9:32.18 CR Sofia Assefa
  Ethiopia
9:32.58 Lydiah Rotich
  Kenya
9:37.32 SB
20 km walk
details
Grace Wanjiru Njue
  Kenya
1:34:19 AR Chaima Trabelsi
  Tunisia
1:35:33 Aynalem Eshetu Shefrawe
  Ethiopia
1:41:46 SB
4 x 100 m relay
details
Lawretta Ozoh
Agnes Osazuwa
Damola Osayomi
Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
43.45 CR Fanny Appes Ekanga
Charlotte Mebenga Amombo
Carole Made Kaboud Mebam
Delphine Atangana
  Cameroon
44.90 Rosina Amenebede
Elizabeth Amolofo
Beatrice Gyaman
Flings Owusu-Agyapong
  Ghana
45.40
4 x 400 m relay
details
Shade Abugan
Margaret Etim
Bukola Abogunloko
Ajoke Odumosu
  Nigeria
3:29.26 Grace Miroyo Kidake
Catherine Nandi
Maureen Jelagat Maiyo
Janeth Jepkosgei
  Kenya
3:35.12 Ndeye Fatou Soumah
Fatou Diabaye
Marietou Badji
Amy Mbacke Thiam
  Senegal
3:35.55
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

Chronology: 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Selloane Tsoaeli
  Lesotho
1.75 Lissa Labiche
  Seychelles
1.70 Cherotich Koech
  Kenya
1.55
Pole vault
details
Nisrine Dinar
  Morocco
3.70 Laetitia Berthier
  Burundi
3.50 Sinali Alima Outtara
  Ivory Coast
3.40
Long jump
details
Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
6.62 Comfort Onyali
  Nigeria
6.42 Jamaa Chnaik
  Morocco
6.30
Triple jump
details
Sarah Nambawa
  Uganda
13.95 NR Nkurika Domeke
  Nigeria
13.71 SB Otonye Iworima
  Nigeria
13.65 SB
Shot put
details
Mirian Ibekwe
  Nigeria
13.67 Priscilla Isiao
  Kenya
13.62 SB Doris Ratsimbazafy
  Madagascar
13.56
Discus throw
details
Elizna Naude
  South Africa
56.74 Kazai Suzanne Kragbe
  Ivory Coast
55.53 Sarah Hasseib Dardiri
  Egypt
46.51
Hammer throw
details
Amy Sène
  Senegal
64.11 NR Marwa Hussein
  Egypt
62.36 SB Florence Ezeh
  Togo
57.94 NR
Javelin throw
details
Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa
63.33 Justine Robbeson
  South Africa
60.24 Hana'a Hassan Omar
  Egypt
55.14
Heptathlon
details
Margaret Simpson
  Ghana
6031 CR Janet Wienand
  South Africa
5500 Selloane Tsoaeli
  Lesotho
5302
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)

Medal tableEdit

 
Reigning Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop broke the 1500 m record to win gold for Kenya.

  *   Host nation (Kenya)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya (KEN)*107825
2  Nigeria (NGR)85518
3  South Africa (SAF)67619
4  Egypt (EGY)4239
5  Algeria (ALG)3238
6  Morocco (MAR)2136
7  Botswana (BOT)2103
  Tunisia (TUN)2103
9  Ethiopia (ETH)1449
10  Senegal (SEN)1326
11  Ivory Coast (CIV)1214
12  Ghana (GHA)1124
13  Uganda (UGA)1102
14  Lesotho (LES)1012
15  Libya (LBA)1001
16  Cameroon (CMR)0314
17  Gabon (GAB)0112
  Sudan (SUD)0112
19  Burundi (BDI)0101
  Seychelles (SEY)0101
21  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)0011
  Madagascar (MAD)0011
  Mauritius (MRI)0011
  Togo (TOG)0011
Totals (24 nations)444445133
Source: [1]

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Daily reports

External linksEdit