Burkina Faso at the 2003 All-Africa Games

Burkina Faso competed in the 2003 All-Africa Games held at the National Stadium in the city of Abuja, Nigeria. A team from Burkina Faso had competed at the Games since the first All-Africa Games in 1965, initially competing under its then name of Upper Volta. In 2003, the team competed in sixteen events and brought back three bronze medals.

Burkina Faso at the
2003 All-Africa Games
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg
IOC codeBUR
NOCBurkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee
in Abuja
5 October 2003 (2003-10-05) – 17 October 2003 (2003-10-17)
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
3
All-Africa Games appearances

CompetitorsEdit

Burkina Faso first entered the All-Africa Games in 1965 at the inaurgual Games, competing as Upper Volta.[1] In 2003, Burkina Faso entered sixteen events, eleven in the men’s events and five for women.[2] The country was particularly well represented in athletics with ten competitors entering numerous track and field events, including the men’s and women’s 100 metres and triple jump.[3]

Medal summaryEdit

Burkina Faso won three bronze medals and was ranked joint thirty-first in the medal table.[4][5]

Medal tableEdit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
  Athletics 0 0 1 1
  Boxing 0 1 1 1
  Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 1 3

List of MedalistsEdit

Bronze MedalEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date Ref
  Bronze Olivier Sanou Athletics Men's triple jump 14 October [6][7]
  Bronze Sibiri Kabore Boxing Light Heavyweight 81 kg 11 October [8][9]
  Bronze Alexandre Ilboudou Weightlifting Men's Powerlifting 52 kg 14 October [10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Charitas, Pascal (2014). "A More Flexible Domination". In Dichter, Heather; Johns, Andrew L. (eds.). Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations Since 1945. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-81314-564-8.
  2. ^ "Number of Entries by Country". 8allafricagames.org. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 October 2003. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  3. ^ "All Africa Games Abuja (Nigeria) 11-16 October 2003". Africathle. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ "8th All Africa Games 2003 Abuja Nigeria". 8allafricagames.org. 2003. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  5. ^ "All Africa Games > Algers 2007 > Medal Table". bestsports.com.br. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. ^ Krastev, Todor (23 February 2011). "Athletics All Africa Games Abuja (NGR) 2003". Todor66. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Athletics". 8allafricagames.org. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. ^ Krastev, Todor (23 February 2011). "Boxing All Africa Games Abuja (NGR) 2003". Todor66. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  9. ^ "8th All-Africa Games Schedule: Boxing". 8allafricagames.org. Archived from the original on 6 April 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Medallists Weightlifting". 8allafricagames.org. 2003. Archived from the original on 13 April 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  11. ^ "8th All-Africa Games Schedule: Weightlifting". 8allafricagames.org. Archived from the original on 6 April 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2020.