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African Championships in Athletics

The African Championships in Athletics is a continental athletics event organized by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), the continental association for the sport in Africa. Since its inaugural edition in 1979 it was at first organised intermittently with nine editions held in fourteen years until 1993. Following the tenth edition in 1996 it has been organised biennially on even years, and is always held in the same year as the Summer Olympics. The latest 20th edition was held in Durban, South Africa in June 2016.

African Championships in Athletics
Sport Athletics
Founded 1979
No. of teams 54
Continent Africa (CAA)
Most recent
champion(s)
Last winners lists

The event featured a men's marathon from 1979 to 1990. Following it being dropped from the programme an African Marathon Championships was briefly contested.[1] The event programme has roughly matched that of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, with the exception of the 50 kilometres race walk.[2]

The following list shows changes to the event programme:

  • 1982, women's heptathlon and men's 20 km walk were added to replace women's pentathlon and men's 10 km walk.
  • 1985, women's 10,000 m was added.
  • 1988, women's 5 km walk was added. Discontinued since 1998.
  • 1992, women's triple jump was added. Men's marathon, held from 1979 to 1990 (with the exception of 1984) was permanently dropped.
  • 1996, women's 5000 metres was added.
  • 1998, women's hammer throw was added. Women's 3000 metres was permanently removed from the programme, while men's 3000 metres event was held for the first and only time.
  • 2000, women's pole vault was added. Women's 10 km walk was also added before being held again in 2002 and discontinued.
  • 2004, women's 3000 m steeplechase and 20 km walk were added.

Contents

ChampionshipsEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue Events Nations Athletes Top of the
medal table
1 1979 Dakar   Senegal 2–5 August Stade Demba Diop 39 24 251   Nigeria
2 1982 Cairo   Egypt 25–28 August Cairo International Stadium 39 18 297   Kenya
3 1984 Rabat   Morocco 12–15 July Stade Moulay Abdellah 39 28 298   Kenya
4 1985 Cairo   Egypt 15–18 August Cairo International Stadium 40 24 324   Nigeria
5 1988 Annaba   Algeria 29 August – 2 September Stade 19 Mai 1956 41 30 341   Nigeria
6 1989 Lagos   Nigeria 4–8 August Lagos National Stadium 41 27 308   Nigeria
7 1990 Cairo   Egypt 3–6 October Cairo International Stadium 41 23 218   Nigeria
8 1992 Belle Vue Maurel   Mauritius 25–28 June Stade Anjalay 41 24 336   South Africa
9 1993 Durban   South Africa 23–27 June Kings Park Stadium 41 32 294   South Africa
10 1996 Yaoundé   Cameroon 13–16 June Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium 40 33 307   Nigeria
11 1998 Dakar   Senegal 18–22 August Stade Leopold Senghor 42 39 395   Nigeria
12 2000 Algiers   Algeria 10–14 July Stade 5 Juillet 1962 43 43 411   Algeria
13 2002 Radès   Tunisia 6–10 August Rades Olympic Stadium 43 42 417   South Africa
14 2004 Brazzaville   Congo 14–18 July Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat 44 42 431   South Africa
15 2006 Bambous   Mauritius 9–13 August Stade Germain Comarmond 44 41 456   South Africa
16 2008 Addis Ababa   Ethiopia 30 April – 4 May Addis Ababa Stadium 44 42 543   South Africa
17 2010 Nairobi   Kenya 28 July – 1 August Nyayo Stadium 44 46 588   Kenya
18 2012 Porto-Novo   Benin 27 June – 1 July Stade Charles de Gaulle 44 51 800   Nigeria
19 2014 Marrakech[3]   Morocco 10–14 August Stade de Marrakech 44 47 548   South Africa
20 2016 Durban[4]   South Africa 22–26 June Kings Park Stadium 44   South Africa
21 2018 Lagos[5]   Nigeria
22 2020   Algeria

StatisticsEdit

Points Wins by countryEdit

Overall points winners
Country First Second Third Total
  Nigeria 8 5 3 16
  South Africa 8 1 2 11
  Kenya 3 7 7 17
  Algeria 1 3 0 4
  Morocco 0 2 4 6
  Tunisia 0 2 1 3
  Senegal 0 0 2 2
  Ethiopia 0 0 1 1

All-time medal table (1979–2016)Edit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Nigeria 146 117 85 348
2   Kenya 133 123 107 363
3   South Africa 120 100 88 308
4   Algeria 70 49 71 190
5   Morocco 51 45 73 169
6   Ethiopia 39 54 53 139
7   Senegal 39 54 53 146
8   Tunisia 37 39 28 104
9   Egypt 34 52 42 128
10   Ghana 32 33 31 96
11   Ivory Coast 23 30 29 82
12   Cameroon 20 27 33 80
13   Botswana 16 8 5 29
14   Madagascar 9 5 8 22
15   Mauritius 8 22 20 50
16   Uganda 6 13 13 32
17   Mozambique 6 3 1 10
18   Burkina Faso 5 9 9 23
19   Sudan 5 9 7 21
20   Gabon 5 1 6 12
21   Seychelles 4 7 7 18
22   Tanzania 3 6 3 12
23   Namibia 3 3 4 10
24   Djibouti 2 3 2 7
25   Burundi 2 2 7 11
26   Chad 2 2 3 7
27   Zambia 2 1 2 5
28   Zimbabwe 1 5 4 10
29   Central African Republic 1 1 2 4
30   Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1 1 3
31   Lesotho 1 0 1 2
32   Guinea 1 1 0 2
33   Rwanda 1 0 2 3
34   Angola 1 0 1 2
  Eritrea 1 0 1 2
  Libya 1 0 1 2
37   Republic of the Congo 0 3 3 6
  Mali 0 3 3 6
39   Togo 0 2 2 4
40   Gambia 0 1 5 6
41   Somalia 0 1 0 1
42   Benin 0 0 4 4
43   Liberia 0 0 3 3
Total 832 829 823 2484

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