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African U20 Championships in Athletics

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The African Junior Athletics Championships is a biennial continental athletics event for junior athletes from African nations. Organized by the Confederation of African Athletics and first held in 1994, only athletes aged 19 or under are allowed to compete.[1]

EditionsEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
I 1994 Algiers Algeria 6–8 July
II 1995 Bouaké Ivory Coast 20–22 July
III 1997 Ibadan Nigeria 21–23 August
IV 1999 Tunis Tunisia 22–25 July
V 2001 Réduit Mauritius 9–12 July
VI 2003 Garoua Cameroon 31 July – 3 August
VII 2005 Tunis and Radès Tunisia 1–4 September
VIII 2007 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 9–12 August
IX 2009 Bambous Mauritius 30 July – 2 August Stade Germain Comarmond 41
X 2011 Gaborone Botswana 12–15 May University of Botswana Stadium 44
XI 2013 Bambous Mauritius 29 August – 1 September Stade Germain Comarmond 40 223
XII 2015 Addis Ababa Ethiopia 5–8 March Addis Ababa Stadium 43
XIII 2017 Tlemcen Algeria 29 June – 2 July Lalla-Setti Stadium 41
XIV 2019 Abidjan Ivory Coast 16–20 April Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Championships recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m 10.29 (+0.5 m/s) Enoch Olaoluwa Adegoke   Nigeria 17 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [2]
200 m 20.22 (+1.1 m/s) Clarence Munyai   South Africa 2 July 2017 2017 Championships   Tlemcen, Algeria [3]
400 m 46.09 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr   Sudan September 2005 2005 Championships   Tunis and Radès, Tunisia
800 m 1:45.25 Ngeno Kipngetich   Kenya 20 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [4]
1500 m 3:35.43 Hillary Maiyo   Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships   Gaborone, Botswana
5000 m 13:13.06 Edward Zakayo   Kenya 19 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [5]
10000 m 27:55.74 Geoffrey Kirui   Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships   Gaborone, Botswana
110 m hurdles (0.99 m) 13.61 (+1.8 m/s) Atuma Ifeanyichukwu   Nigeria March 2015 2015 Championships   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
400 m hurdles 50.05 Cornel Fredericks   South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
3000 m steeplechase 8:19.84 Raymond Yator   Kenya July 1999 1999 Championships   Tunis, Tunisia
High jump 2.18 m Breyton Poole   South Africa 18 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [6]
Pole vault 5.30 m Cheyne Rahme   South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
Long jump 7.79 m Keenan Watson   South Africa August 2007 2007 Championships   Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Triple jump 16.30 m (0.0 m/s) Chengetayi Mapaya   Zimbabwe 1 July 2017 2017 Championships   Tlemcen, Algeria [7]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.66 m Mohamed Magdi Hamza   Egypt 6 March 2015 2015 Championships   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [8]
Discus throw (1.75 kg) 61.87 m Omar El-Ghazaly   Egypt August 2003 2003 Championships   Garoua, Cameroon
Hammer throw (6 kg) 75.59 m Alaa Elaslry   Egypt August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
Javelin throw 77.45 m Willie Human   South Africa July 2001 2001 Championships   Réduit, Mauritius
Decathlon 7086 pts Mohamed Benyahia   Algeria August 1997 1997 Championships   Ibadan, Nigeria
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10000 m walk (track) 44:43.47 Yonanis Algaw Wale   Ethiopia 30 June 2017 2017 Championships   Tlemcen, Algeria [9]
Bahaeddine Gatri   Tunisia 30 June 2017 2017 Championships   Tlemcen, Algeria [10]
4×100 m relay 39.51 Yves Sonan
Ahmed Douhou
Ade Bayo
Ibrahim Meité
  Ivory Coast July 1995 1995 Championships   Bouaké, Ivory Coast
4×400 m relay 3:08.68 Fidelis Gadzama
Musa Audu
Sunday Emmanuel
Musa Deji
  Nigeria August 1997 1997 Championships   Ibadan, Nigeria

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet City Ref
100 m 11.38 (-1.0 m/s) Mercy Nku   Nigeria July 1995 1995 Championships   Bouaké, Ivory Coast
200 m 23.40 (+1.1 m/s) Delphine Atangana   Cameroon August 2003 2003 Championships   Garoua, Cameroon
400 m 52.02 Folashade Abugan   Nigeria August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
800 m 1:56.72 Caster Semenya   South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
1500 m 4:08.01 Caster Semenya   South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
3000 m 8:53.40 Sally Barsosio   Kenya July 1994 1994 Championships   Algiers, Algeria
5000 m 15:24.66 Caroline Chepkoech   Kenya May 2011 2011 Championships   Gaborone, Botswana
10000 m 33:49.10 Birhan Dagne   Ethiopia July 1994 1994 Championships   Algiers, Algeria
100 m hurdles 13.59 (+1.7 m/s) Gnima Faye   Senegal August 2003 2003 Championships   Garoua, Cameroon
400 m hurdles 57.37 Rogail Joseph   South Africa 20 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [11]
3000 m steeplechase 9:48.56 Fancy Cherono   Kenya 18 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [12]
High jump 1.90 m Hestrie Storbeck   South Africa August 1997 1997 Championships   Ibadan, Nigeria
Pole vault 3.65 m Sirine Balti   Tunisia July 1999 1999 Championships   Tunis, Tunisia
Long jump 6.33 m (-0.7 m/s) Ese Brume   Nigeria 8 March 2015 2015 Championships   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [13]
Triple jump 13.39 m Baya Rahouli   Algeria August 1997 1997 Championships   Ibadan, Nigeria
Shot put 16.93 m Marli Knoetze   South Africa September 2005 2005 Championships   Tunis and Radès, Tunisia
Discus throw 49.90 m Ischke Senekal   South Africa May 2011 2011 Championships   Gaborone, Botswana
Hammer throw 60.63 m Rawan Aymen Barakat   Egypt 20 April 2019 2019 Championships   Abidjan, Ivory Coast [14]
Javelin throw 54.55 m Tazmin Brits   South Africa August 2009 2009 Championships   Bambous, Mauritius
Heptathlon 5366 Pts Margaret Simpson   Ghana July 1999 1999 Championships   Tunis, Tunisia
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
10000 m walk (track) 52:14.73 Ayalnesh Dejene Nigatu   Ethiopia 2 July 2017 2017 Championships   Tlemcen, Algeria [15]
4×100 m relay 44.83 Aniekeme Alphonsus
Omotayo Abolaji
Blessing Adiakerehawa
Ese Brume
  Nigeria 7 March 2015 2015 Championships   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [16]
4×400 m relay 3:37.99 [[]]
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  Nigeria August 1997 1997 Championships   Ibadan, Nigeria

All time Medal tableEdit

As of 2017

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Africa (RSA)1106653229
2  Kenya (KEN)807633189
3  Nigeria (NGR)756838181
4  Ethiopia (ETH)486364175
5  Egypt (EGY)474429120
6  Algeria (ALG)413853132
7  Morocco (MAR)273447108
8  Tunisia (TUN)23244693
9  Ghana (GHA)11212052
10  Mauritius (MUS)11192656
11  Senegal (SEN)10121436
12  Sudan (SUD)106420
13  Uganda (UGA)84921
14  Zimbabwe (ZIM)710623
15  Burkina Faso (BUR)5131533
16  Botswana (BOT)591933
17  Cameroon (CMR)58720
18  Ivory Coast (CIV)551222
19  Seychelles (SEY)45716
20  Gambia (GAM)3227
21  Namibia (NAM)24612
22  Mali (MLI)2136
23  Madagascar (MAD)2024
24  Libya (LBY)1304
25  Lesotho (LES)1113
  Togo (TOG)1113
27  Burundi (BDI)1012
28  Comoros (COM)1001
29  Gabon (GAB)0314
30  Benin (BEN)0202
31  Zambia (ZAM)0112
32  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)0101
  Mozambique (MOZ)0101
34  Eritrea (ERI)0044
35  Congo (CGO)0011
  Rwanda (RWA)0011
Totals (36 nations)5465455261617

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ African Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-09-30.
  2. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Abidjan (Ivory Coast), 16-20.4.2019 -African Championships u20 and u18-". trackinsun.blogspot.com. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  5. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  6. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ Elshadai Negash; Bizuayehu Wagaw (7 March 2015). "Hamza and Cheptegei highlight opening days of African Junior Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ "African Junior Championships 2017 Day 2 Results". cajt2017.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ "African Junior Championships 2017 Day 2 Results". cajt2017.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  11. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  12. ^ Yemi Olus (22 April 2019). "Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan". IAAF. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  13. ^ Mark Ouma (9 March 2015). "Nigerian defending champions Brume, Oduduru prevail-African Junior Champs Day Four". African Athletics. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Abidjan (Ivory Coast), 16-20.4.2019 -African Championships u20 and u18-". trackinsun.blogspot.com. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  15. ^ Bob Ramsak (2 July 2017). "Munyai clocks 20.22 as African Junior Championships conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  16. ^ Mark Ouma (8 March 2015). "Nigerian women set championship record as Egypt clinch three gold medals-African Junior champs Day Three". African Athletics. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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