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2012 African Championships in Athletics

The 2012 African Championships in Athletics was held at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo, Benin from 27 June to 1 July 2012. It was the first time that Benin had hosted the event.

2012 African Championships
Porto Novo 2012 Logo.png
Championships logo
Host cityPorto Novo, Benin Benin
Date(s)27 June – 1 July
Main stadiumStade Charles de Gaulle
Participation569 athletes from
47 nations
Events44
Records setChampionship records
2010
2014

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Chronology: 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014 | 2016
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Simon Magakwe
  South Africa
10.29 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud
  Egypt
10.34 Hua Wilfried Koffi
  Ivory Coast
10.37
200 metres
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Ben Youssef Meité
  Ivory Coast
20.62 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud
  Egypt
20.76 Noah Akwu
  Nigeria
20.83
400 metres
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Isaac Makwala
  Botswana
45.25 Oscar Pistorius
  South Africa
45.52 Willem de Beer
  South Africa
45.67
800 metres
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Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
1:43.88 Anthony Chemut
  Kenya
1:44.53 André Oliver
  South Africa
1:45.09
1500 metres
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Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
  Kenya
3:35.71 CR Ayanleh Souleiman
  Djibouti
3:36.34 James Magut
  Kenya
3:36.35
5000 metres
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Mark Kiptoo
  Kenya
13:22.38 Jonathan Maiyo
  Kenya
13:22.89 Timothy Kosgei Kiptoo
  Kenya
13:24.67
10,000 metres
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Kenneth Kipkemoi
  Kenya
27:19.74 CR Mark Kiptoo
  Kenya
27:20.77 Lewis Mosoti
  Kenya
27:22.54
110 m hurdles
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Lehann Fourie
  South Africa
13.60 Selim Nurudeen
  Nigeria
13.68 Lyès Mokdel
  Algeria
13.73
400 m hurdles
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Amaechi Morton
  Nigeria
49.32 Mamadou Kasse Hanne
  Senegal
49.39 Boniface Mucheru
  Kenya
49.45
3000 m steeplechase
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Abel Mutai
  Kenya
8:16.05 Wilson Kipkemboi Maraba
  Kenya
8:16.96 Benjamin Kiplagat
  Uganda
8:18.73
4×100 m relay
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  South Africa
Hannes Dreyer
Simon Magakwe
Roscoe Engel
Thuso Mpuang
39.26   Nigeria
Peter Emelieze
Obinna Metu
Adetoyi Durotoye
Ogho-Oghene Egwero
39.34   Ghana
Emmanuel Kubi
Timothy Abeyie
Ashhad Agyapong
Allah Laryea-Akrong
39.40
4×400 m relay
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  Nigeria
Saul Weigopwa
Amaechi Morton
Abiola Onakoya
Isah Salihu
3:02.39   South Africa
PC Beneke
Ofentse Mogawane
Oscar Pistorius
Willem de Beer
3:04.01   Kenya
Vincent Kiplangat Koskei
Vincent Mumo Kiilu
Boniface Mucheru
Mark Mutai
3:04.12
20 km walk
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Hédi Teraoui
  Tunisia
David Kimutai Rotich
  Kenya
Mohamed Ameur
  Algeria
High jump
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Kabelo Kgosiemang
  Botswana
2.25 Mohamed Younes
  Sudan
2.15 Mathieu Kiplagat Sawe
  Kenya
2.15
Pole vault
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Mouhcine Cheaouri
  Morocco
5.10 Samir El Mafhoum
  Morocco
5.00 Ruan Van Wyk
  South Africa
4.90
Long jump
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Ndiss Kaba Badji
  Senegal
8.04 Zarck Visser
  South Africa
7.98 Ignisious Gaisah
  Ghana
7.73
Triple jump
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Tosin Oke
  Nigeria
16.98 Issam Nima
  Algeria
16.69 Hugo Mamba-Schlick
  Cameroon
16.34
Shot put
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Burger Lambrechts
  South Africa
19.51 Orazio Cremona
  South Africa
19.19 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
18.78
Discus throw
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Victor Hogan
  South Africa
61.80 Yasser Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
59.61 Russel Tucker
  South Africa
57.99
Hammer throw
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Chris Harmse
  South Africa
77.22 Mohsen Mohamed Anani
  Egypt
74.31 Mostafa Al-Gamel
  Egypt
73.81
Javelin throw
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Julius Yego
  Kenya
76.68 John Ampomah
  Ghana
70.65 NR Kenechukwu Ezeofor
  Nigeria
69.58
Decathlon
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Ali Kamé
  Madagascar
7511 Mourad Souissi
  Algeria
7276 Guillaume Thierry
  Mauritius
7212

WomenEdit

Chronology: 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014 | 2016
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Ruddy Zang Milama
  Gabon
11.16 Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
11.18 Gloria Asumnu
  Nigeria
11.28
200 metres
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Gloria Asumnu
  Nigeria
22.93 Lawretta Ozoh
  Nigeria
22.93 Marie Josée Ta Lou
  Ivory Coast
23.44
400 metres
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Amantle Montsho
  Botswana
49.54 NR, CR Regina George
  Nigeria
51.11 Amy Mbacke Thiam
  Senegal
51.68
800 metres
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Francine Niyonsaba
  Burundi
1:59.11 NR Eunice Sum
  Kenya
1:59.13 Malika Akkaoui
  Morocco
1:59.90
1500 metres
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Rabab Arafi
  Morocco
4:05.80 CR Mary Kuria
  Kenya
4:06.22 Margaret Wangari
  Kenya
4:06.50
5000 metres
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Gladys Cherono
  Kenya
15:40.04 CR Veronica Nyaruai
  Kenya
15:40.65 Gotytom Gebreslase
  Ethiopia
15:53.34
10,000 metres
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Gladys Cherono
  Kenya
32:41.40 Priscah Jepleting
  Kenya
32:45.73 Betsy Saina
  Kenya
32:48.36
100 m hurdles
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Gnima Faye
  Senegal
13.36 Amina Ferguen
  Algeria
13.56 Uhunoma Osazuwa
  Nigeria
13.61
400 m hurdles
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Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
  Nigeria
54.99 Hayat Lambarki
  Morocco
55.41 Raasin McIntosh
  Liberia
55.99
3000 m steeplechase
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Mercy Wanjiku
  Kenya
9:43.26 Birtukan Adamu
  Ethiopia
9:45.41 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi
  Kenya
9:45.95
4×100 m relay
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  Nigeria
Christy Udoh
Gloria Asumnu
Oludamola Osayomi
Lawretta Ozoh
43.21 CR   Ghana
Rosina Amenebede
Flings Owusu-Agyapong
Beatrice Gyaman
Janet Amponsah
44.35   Ivory Coast
Marie Josée Ta Lou
Amandine Allou Affoue
Mireille Parfaite Gaha
Adeline Gouenon
45.29
4×400 m relay
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  Nigeria
Endurance Abinuwa
Omolara Omotosho
Margaret Etim
Bukola Abogunloko
3:28.77 CR   Botswana
Goitseone Seleka
Lydia Mashila
Oarabile Babolayi
Amantle Montsho
3:31.27 NR   Senegal
Mame Fatou Faye
Amy Mbacke Thiam
Fatou Diabaye
Ndeye Fatou Soumah
3:31.64
20 km walk
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Grace Wanjiru Njue
  Kenya
1:40:53 Olfa Lafi
  Tunisia
1:46:17 Aynalem Eshetu Shefrawe
  Ethiopia
1:49:45
High jump
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Lissa Labiche
  Seychelles
1.86 NR Anika Smit
  South Africa
1.86 Rhizlane Siba
  Morocco
1.75
Pole vault
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Syrine Balti
  Tunisia
3.70 Juanita Stander
  South Africa
3.50 Dorra Mahfoudhi
  Tunisia
Jeannie Van Dyk
  South Africa
3.40
Long jump
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Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
6.96 CR Janice Josephs
  South Africa
6.29 Lynique Prinsloo
  South Africa
6.22
Triple jump
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Sarah Nambawa
  Uganda
13.90 Charlene Potgieter
  South Africa
13.90 Jamaa Chnaik
  Morocco
13.75 NR
Shot put
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Chinwe Okoro
  Nigeria
16.21 Omotayo Talabi
  Nigeria
15.63 Auriol Dongmo Mekemnang
  Cameroon
15.41 NR
Discus throw
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Chinwe Okoro
  Nigeria
56.60 Elizna Naude
  South Africa
55.88 Kazai Suzanne Kragbe
  Ivory Coast
54.56
Hammer throw
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Amy Sène
  Senegal
65.55 Laetitia Bambara
  Burkina Faso
65.08 Sarah Bensaad
  Tunisia
60.75
Javelin throw
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Margaret Simpson
  Ghana
54.62 Justine Robbeson
  South Africa
52.81 Gerlize de Klerk
  South Africa
49.85
Heptathlon
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Yasmina Omrani
  Algeria
5924 Gabriella Kouassi
  Ivory Coast
5481 Bianca Erwee
  South Africa
5338

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria106521
2  Kenya99927
3  South Africa610824
4  Senegal3126
5  Botswana3104
6  Algeria2327
7  Morocco2237
8  Tunisia2125
9  Ghana1225
10  Uganda1012
11  Burundi1001
  Gabon1001
  Madagascar1001
  Seychelles1001
15  Egypt0426
16  Ethiopia0123
17  Burkina Faso0101
  Djibouti0101
  Sudan0101
20  Cameroon0011
  Liberia0011
  Mauritius0011
Totals (22 nations)434341127

Participating nationsEdit

A total of fifty countries and 816 athletes have stated their intention to take part in the competition – a record high.[1] There were, however, numerous non-starters with some countries like Tanzania or Eritrea not sending any athletes after all and the actual number of participants was about 569 from 47 countries, numbers comparable to last few editions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 21/06/2012 African Championships : record of participation Archived 2013-04-16 at Archive.today. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-23.
Daily reports

External linksEdit