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Athletics at the 2007 All-Africa Games

The athletics competition at the 2007 All-Africa Games was held on the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers, Algeria between 18 July and 22 July 2007. Nigeria was the most successful nation of the competition having won nine golds and 24 medals in total. South Africa was a close second with seven golds and also a total of 24 medals overall. Tunisia and Botswana were the next most successful (both with five golds), although Ethiopia and Kenya had greater medal hauls.

Athletics at the IX All-Africa Games
Host cityAlgiers, AlgeriaAlgeria
Date(s)18–22 July
Main stadiumStade 5 Juillet 1962
Participation628 athletes from
50 nations
Events46
Records set4 Games records


Contents

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Olusoji Fasuba
  Nigeria
10.18 Eric Nkansah
  Ghana
10.35 Uchenna Emedolu
  Nigeria
10.37
July 19: The three athletes also shared the podium at the 2006 African Championships, with Fasuba defending the gold medal.
200 m
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Leigh Julius
  South Africa
20.81 Seth Amoo
  Ghana
20.88 Obinna Metu
  Nigeria
20.94
July 22: Julius moved up from the bronze medal position at the 2006 African Championships.
400 m
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California Molefe
  Botswana
45.59 Young Talkmore Nyongani
  Zimbabwe
45.76 Mathieu Gnanligo
  Benin
45.89
July 20: Molefe won Botswana's second gold medal at the Games, just shortly after Amantle Montsho took the women's 400 m title. Gnanligo won the first All-Africa Games athletics medal for Benin.
800 m
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Abubaker Kaki Khamis
  Sudan
1:45.22 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
  South Africa
1:45.54 Justus Koech
  Kenya
1:45.80
July 20: Big surprise victory as Kaki Khamis upset 2004 Olympic silver medallist Mulaudzi.
1500 m
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Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya
3:38.97 Antar Zerguelaine
  Algeria
3:39.04 Tarek Boukensa
  Algeria
3:39.18
July 22: Running on home track, Zerguelaine was narrowly beaten to second while Boukensa defended his position from the 2006 African Championships.
5000 m
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Moses Kipsiro
  Uganda
13:12:51 Josphat Kiprono Menjo
  Kenya
13:12.64 Tariku Bekele
  Ethiopia
13:13.43
July 22: Kipsiro won Uganda's first gold medal at the Games.
10,000 m
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Zersenay Tadese
  Eritrea
27:00.30 GR Tadesse Tola
  Ethiopia
27:28.08 Gebregziabher Gebremariam
  Ethiopia
27:41.24
July 19: Tadese won the first All-Africa Games athletics medal for Eritrea as the first non-Kenyan or Ethiopian to win a medal in the men's 10,000 metres. In addition, 27:00.30 was a new Games record. A number of Kenyans and Ethiopians were absent due to preparations for the 2007 World Championships.
Half marathon
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Deriba Merga
  Ethiopia
1:02:24 Martin Sulle
  Tanzania
1:03:01 Yonas Kifle
  Eritrea
1:03:19
July 20
110 m h
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Salim Nurudeen
  Nigeria
13.59 GR Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja
  Madagascar
13.72 Shaun Bownes
  South Africa
13.81
July 19: Nurudeen established a new Games record.
400 m h
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L.J. van Zyl
  South Africa
48.74 Pieter De Villiers
  South Africa
48.91 Alwyn Myburgh
  South Africa
48.91
July 21: South African dominance as De Villiers split van Zyl and Myburgh, winners of gold and silver respectively at the 2006 African Championships.
3000 m s'chase
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Willy Komen
  Kenya
8:15.11 Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
8:16.93 Nahom Mesfin
  Ethiopia
8:39.67
July 18: The Kenyan dominance in the event continued as 2006 World Junior champion Komen upset 2004 Olympic champion Kemboi.
20 km walk
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Hatem Ghoula
  Tunisia
1:22:33 David Kimutai
  Kenya
1:24:16 Mohamed Ameur
  Algeria
1:25:12
July 21
4 x 100 m
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  Nigeria
Isaac Uche,
Obinna Metu,
Chinedu Oriala,
Olusoji Fasuba
38.91   South Africa
Morne Nagel,
Leigh Julius,
Lee Roy Newton,
Sherwin Vries
39.11   Zimbabwe
Ngonidzashe Makusha,
Gabriel Mvumvure,
Brian Dzingai,
Lewis Banda
39.16 NR
July 20: Nigeria and South Africa defended their positions from the 2006 African Championships.
4 x 400 m
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  Botswana
Zacharia Kamberuka,
Isaac Makwala,
Obakeng Ngwigwa,
Tshepo Kelaotse
3:03.16   Nigeria
Olusegun Ogunkule,
Edu Nkami,
Victor Isaiah,
Saul Weigopwa
3:03.99   Zimbabwe
Nelton Ndebele,
Young Talkmore Nyongani,
Gabriel Chikomo,
Lewis Banda
3:04.84
July 22
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
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Kabelo Kgosiemang
  Botswana
2.27 Abderrahmane Hammad
  Algeria
2.24 Mohamed Benhedia
  Algeria
Arinze Obiora
  Nigeria
2.20
July 22: Kosiemang defended his title from the 2006 African Championships, ahead of veteran Hammad.
Pole vault
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Abderrahmane Tamada
  Tunisia
5.10 Karim Sène
  Senegal
5.10 Hamdi Dhouibi
  Tunisia
4.90
July 21: Tamada moved up one place from the 2006 African Championships, while decathlete Dhouibi defended his bronze medal from then. Only six athletes entered the competition.
Long jump
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Gable Garenamotse
  Botswana
8.08 (+0.7) Arnaud Casquette
  Mauritius
8.03 (+1.4) Khotso Mokoena
  South Africa
7.99 (+0.6)
July 22: A tight competition where Mokoena made it to the podium in his last jump, surpassing Issam Nima, before Garenamotse surpassed Casquette. Ignisious Gaisah did not start due to injury.
Triple jump
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Ndiss Kaba Badji
  Senegal
16.80 (+0.0) Hugo Mamba-Schlick
  Cameroon
16.61 (+0.0) Andrew Owusu
  Ghana
16.32 (+1.0)
July 19: Khotso Mokoena exited the competition after three invalid attempts.
Shot put
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Yasser Fathy Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
19.20 Roelie Potgieter
  South Africa
19.02 Mohammed Medded
  Tunisia
17.94
July 19: Farag, who also won the discus throw silver medal, retained his title from the 2006 African Championships.
Discus
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Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly
  Egypt
62.28 Yasser Fathy Ibrahim Farag
  Egypt
61.58 Hannes Hopley
  South Africa
57.79
July 18: El Ghazaly and Farag retained their positions from the 2006 African Championships.
Hammer
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Chris Harmse
  South Africa
76.73 Mohsen El Anany
  Egypt
72.00 Saber Souid
  Tunisia
70.01
July 21: Harmse became the fifth athlete to win three All-Africa Games titles in a row. El Anany and Souid switched places compared to the 2006 African Championships.
Javelin
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John Robert Oosthuizen
  South Africa
78.05 Gerhardus Pienaar
  South Africa
76.70 Mohamed Ali Kebabou
  Tunisia
71.77
July 22
Decathlon
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Hamdi Dhouibi
  Tunisia
7838 points GR Boualem Lamri
  Algeria
7473 points Larbi Bouraada
  Algeria
7349 points
July 18–19: Dhouibi continued his dominance in African decathlon, this time beating the old Games record from 1999 of 7497 points.
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 Osayemi
  Nigeria
11.20 Constance Mkenku
  South Africa
11.27 Vida Anim
  Ghana
11.33
July 19: Mkenku won the first All-Africa Games 100 metres medal for a country other than Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon.
200 m
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Damola Osayemi
  Nigeria
23.21 Vida Anim
  Ghana
23.29 Amandine Allou Affoue
  Ivory Coast
23.44
July 22: Osayemi won her second gold medal at the Games. Anim added a silver medal to her bronze and gold medals won in the 100 m and 4x100 m relay respectively.
400 m
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Amantle Montsho
  Botswana
51.13 Joy Eze
  Nigeria
51.20 Folashade Abugan
  Nigeria
51.44
July 20: Montsho won Botswana's first gold medal at the Games.
800 m
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Leonor Piuza
  Mozambique
2:02.83 Agnes Samaria
  Namibia
203.17 Nahida Touhami
  Algeria
2:03.79
July 19: Piuza continued the Mozambican dominance of the event, following Maria Mutola's wins in 1991, 1995 and 1999.
1500 m
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Gelete Burika
  Ethiopia
4:06.89 Veronica Nyaruai
  Kenya
4:09.11 Agnes Samaria
  Namibia
4:09.18
July 22: Samaria won her second medal at the Games.
5000 m
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Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
15:02.72 Meselech Melkamu
  Ethiopia
15:03.86 Sylvia Chibiwott Kibet
  Kenya
15:06.39
July 18: Defar and Kibet defended their medals from the 2006 African Championships.
10,000 m
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Mestawet Tufa
  Ethiopia
31:26.05 Edith Masai
  Kenya
31:31.18 Irene Kipchumba
  Kenya
31:36.78
July 21: World leader Tufa beat 40-year-old Masai.
Half marathon
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Souad Ait Salem
  Algeria
1:13:35 Atsede Baysa
  Ethiopia
1:13:54 Kenza Dahmani
  Algeria
1:14:10
July 20: The first athletics gold medal for the host country.
100 m h
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Toyin Augustus
  Nigeria
13.23 Jessica Ohanaja
  Nigeria
13.27 Fatmata Fofanah
  Guinea
13.76
July 20: Augustus defended her title from the 2006 African Championships. Fofanah won the first All-Africa Games athletics medal for Guinea.
400 m h
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Muna Jabir Adam
  Sudan
54.93 (NR) Aissata Soulama
  Burkina Faso
55.49 (NR) Ajoke Odumosu
  Nigeria
55.80
July 22
3000 m s'chase
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Ruth Bosibori
  Kenya
9:31.99 Mekdes Bekele Tadese
  Ethiopia
9:49.95 Netsanet Achamo
  Ethiopia
9:51.63
July 20: The event was staged for the first time.
20 km walk
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Chaima Trabelsi
  Tunisia
1:49:13 Mercy Njoki
  Kenya
1:49:18 Arasa Asnaksh Abissa
  Ethiopia
1:49:29
July 19
4 x 100 m
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  Ghana
Mariama Salifu,
Esther Dankwah,
Gifty Addy,
Vida Anim
43.84   Nigeria
Gladys Nwabani,
Endurance Ojokolo,
Damola Osayemi,
Emem Edem
43.85   Ivory Coast
Judith Djaman Brah,
Louise Ayetotche,
Cynthia Niako,
Amandine Allou Affoue
44.48
July 20: Ghana and Nigeria defended their positions from the 2006 African Championships.
4 x 400 m
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  Nigeria
Joy Eze,
Folashade Abugan,
Sekinat Adesanya,
Christy Ekpukhon
3:29.74   South Africa
Estie Wittstock,
Amanda Kotze,
Tihanna Vorster,
Tsholofelo Selemela
3:33.62   Sudan
Nawal El Jack,
Faiza Omar,
Mohamed Hind,
Muna Jabir Adam
3:39.79
July 22: Nigeria and South Africa switched places compared to the 2006 African Championships, while Sudan won their first relay medal.
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FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Doreen Amata
  Nigeria
1.89 Anika Smit
  South Africa
1.89 Marcoleen Pretorius
  South Africa
1.83
July 19: Amata established a new national record to upset Smit and claim Nigeria's first gold medal at the Games.
Pole vault
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Leila Ben Youssef
  Tunisia
3.85 Ahmed Eman Nesrim
  Egypt
3.60 Eva Thornton
  South Africa
3.30
July 19: Five athletes entered the competition. First-time competitor Leila Ben Youssef of Tunisia claimed the gold.
Long jump
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Janice Josephs
  South Africa
6.79 (+0.1) Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
6.46 (+1.8) Yah Koïta
  Mali
6.35w (+2.2)
July 21
Triple jump
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Yamilé Aldama
  Sudan
14.46 (+0.5) Chinonye Ohadugha
  Nigeria
14.21 (-0.1)
(NR)
Otonye Iworima
  Nigeria
13.83 (+0.9)
July 18: Aldama and Iworima defended their medals from the 2006 African Championships, while Ohadugha set a new Nigerian record.
Shot put
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Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
17.60 Simoné du Toit
  South Africa
16.77 Veronica Abrahamse
  South Africa
15.75
July 22: Chukwuemeka became the sixth athlete to win three All-Africa Games titles in a row. Abrahamse had won two silver medals in a row, but was beaten by her young countryfellow.
Discus
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Elizna Naude
  South Africa
58.40 Monia Kari
  Tunisia
55.15 Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
52.52
July 21
Hammer
details
Marwa Ahmed Hussein Arafat
  Egypt
65.70 Funke Adeoye
  Nigeria
64.04 Florence Ezeh
  Togo
59.55
July 19: Arafat retained her title from the 2006 African Championships. Five athletes entered the competition.
Javelin
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Justine Robbeson
  South Africa
58.09 Lindy Leveau
  Seychelles
56.49 Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa
54.46
July 20: The three athletes also shared the podium at the 2006 African Championships, with Robbeson defending the gold medal.
Heptathlon
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Margaret Simpson
  Ghana
6278 points GR Patience Okoro
  Nigeria
5161 points Beatrice Kamboule
  Burkina Faso
4994 points NR
July 20–21: Simpson improved her own Games record.
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Medal tableEdit

 
Eighteen-year-old Abubaker Kaki scored a gold for Sudan.
 
Moses Kipsiro took the 5000 m gold, Uganda's only medal of the tournament.
 
Asbel Kiprop was one of three Kenyan gold medallists.

  *   Host nation (Algeria)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria98724
2  South Africa79824
3  Tunisia51410
4  Botswana5005
5  Ethiopia44513
6  Kenya36312
7  Egypt3306
8  Sudan3014
9  Ghana2327
10  Algeria*13610
11  Senegal1102
12  Eritrea1012
13  Mozambique1001
  Uganda1001
15  Zimbabwe0123
16  Burkina Faso0112
  Namibia0112
18  Cameroon0101
  Madagascar0101
  Mauritius0101
  Seychelles0101
  Tanzania0101
23  Ivory Coast0022
24  Benin0011
  Guinea0011
  Mali0011
  Togo0011
Totals (27 nations)464647139

Participating nationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

ResultsEdit

Daily reportsEdit

  • Powell, David (2007-07-18). "Defar retains title, Kemboi upset - All Africa Games day 1". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-07-26.
  • Powell, David (2007-07-19). "In Algiers, another landmark for Tadesse - All Africa Games day 2". IAAF.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2007-07-26.
  • Powell, David (2007-07-21). "Kaki surprises Mulaudzi in Algiers - All Africa Games Day 3". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-07-26.
  • Powell, David (2007-07-21). "Van Zyl leads South African gold parade in Algiers – All Africa Games Day 4". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-07-26.
  • Powell, David (2007-07-22). "Compelling races and a pair of upsets as All Africa Games conclude". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-07-26.