Moroccans Sigueni, Talib shine as Souleiman wins and Jobodwana tops standing in Stockholm-IAAF Diamond League

Out of the shadows and into  the limelight Morocco's Hicham Sigueni wins 3000m steeplechase in a lifetime best at the IAAF Diamond Leagu in Stockholm Sweden on Thursday night (30 July).

Out of the shadows and into the limelight Morocco’s Hicham Sigueni wins 3000m steeplechase in a lifetime best at the IAAF Diamond Leagu in Stockholm Sweden on Thursday night (30 July).


HICHAM Sigueni and Brahim Taleb clinched a 1-2 Moroccan triumph in men’s 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm Sweden on Thursday night (30 July).
In a thrilling photo finish Sigueni clocked 8:16.54 to the more experienced Taleb’s 8.16:56. Kenyan Hillary Kipsang Yego placed third. Sigueni improved his lifetime best from 8:21.78 run in Liege Belgium two years ago.
“I competed against a very good athlete (Taleb). The intense towards the end of the race enabled me run a lifetime best,” says a delighted Sigueni
Djibouti's Ayanleh Souleiman was a convincing winner in 1500m.

Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman was a convincing winner in 1500m.


Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman carried the day in 1500m in 3:33.33. He seems at home competing in Stockholm.
“I came here to win. It was not my best race but I won all the same. It is like home here training with my friends in Stockholm,” says Souleiman.
South Africans Anaso Jobodwana and Sunette Viljoen were runners up in men’s 200m and women’s javelin respectively, while Khotso Mokoena was third in long jump.
Anaso Jobodwana was second in 20.18 in men's 200m. He tops  men's 200m standing in the Diamond league

Anaso Jobodwana was second in 20.18 in men’s 200m. He tops men’s 200m standing in the Diamond league


Jobodwana clocked 20.18 second to place second in men’s 200m. He tops the 200m standing in the league with nine points. He is pleased with how he executed his race plan, but reckons he should have run a faster time.
“I am glad with the points accumulated in the league. My real focus right now is the World Championship in Beijing (China),” Jobodwana emphasised.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE IN STOCKHOLM SWEDEN ON 31 JULY
Note
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event
PB denotes Personal Best
AR denotes African Record
DLR denotes Diamond League Record
MR denotes Meet Record.
WL denotes the world’s best result in the specific event this year 2015
WR denotes World Record
MEN
200m (+0.3)
2 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa)20.18
1500m
1Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 3:33.33; 4 Fouad El Kaam (Morocco) 3:35.05; 6 Younes Essalhi (Morocco) 3:35.82; 10 Waiss Abdi Mouhyadin (Djibouti) 3:38.05
1500m B
5 Mohamed Fozi Ramadan (Djibouti) 3:46.19
3000m Steeplechase
1 Hicham Sigueni (Morocco) 8:16:54 PB; 2 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:16.56; 3 Hillary Kipsang Yego (Kenya) 8:19.14; 7 Mohamed Ibrahim Ismail (Djibouti) 8:24.58 PB/NR; 9 Lawrence Kemboi Kipsang (Kenya) 8:26.36; 11 Haron Lagat (Kenya) 8:33.60; 12 Bernard Ng’ang’a (Kenya) 8:34.45
Long Jump
3 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 7.87 (-0.1); 7 Zarck Visser (South Africa) 7.71 (-0.1)
Women
100m (-0.2)
5 Carina Horn (South Africa) 11.24
400m Hurdles
5 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 55.26
800m
4 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 2:00.73
3000m
5 Haftamnesh Tesfaye (Ethiopia) 8:55.19 PB; 8 Buzuayehu Mohamed (Ethiopia) 9:06.23; 10 Dagmawit Kibru (Ethiopia) 9:15.24
Javelin
2 Sunette Viljoen (South Africa) 64.03

Couto, Ogoegbunam triumph convincingly in Warri-CAA Grand Prix Warri Relays

Mozambique's Kurt Couto (left) won 400m hurdles at the Warri Relays on Saturday (25 July.

Mozambique’s Kurt Couto won 400m hurdles at the Warri Relays on Saturday (25 July.


KURT Couto (Mozambique) and Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam triumphed convincingly at the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) Warri Relays meet in Warri Delta State Nigeria on Saturday (25 July).
A bronze medallist at the 2011 All African Games in Maputo, Couto won men’s 400m hurdles in 50.43 signalling he is on the comeback trail after being plagued with injury for several years. Couto is the only Mozambican medallist in athletics at the Games in Maputo and remains Mozambique’s best medal prospect in athletics at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville Republic of Congo in September.
Nigerian Henry Okorie was the main beneficiary of Couto’s pace in Warri. For the first time Okorie broke the 51 seconds barrier to finish second in a life time best of 50.86.

Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam won women's 400m hurdles in 56.29 seconds

Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam won women’s 400m hurdles in 56.29 seconds.


On form Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam was a clear winner in women’s 400m hurdles in 56.26. In this same race six Nigerians completed the race in less than on minute. The others five run personal bests. They were Akpofu Faith Daisy (58.51), Glory Nathaniel (58.53), Ossai Rita Vivian (58.56), Sarah Kadiri (59.39) and Ann Nwaogu (59.41).

Nigeria's Patience Okon won the 400m in 51.78.

Nigeria’s Patience Okon won women’s 400m in 51.78.


Meanwhile Patience Okon won women 400m in 51.78. She pulled along the youthful Adeloye Oluwatosin who clocked 51.92. This Oluwatosin’s her first sub 52 seconds in the one lap sprint. While Emmanuel Dasor (46.14) and Daniel Gyasi (46.45) secured a 1-2 Ghanaian triumph in men’s 400m.
Other notable performances came from Nigerian Abike Egbeniyi (2:05.38) in women’s 800m, Egwero Ogho-Oghene (10.23) in men’s 100m, Britain’s Nathan Fox (16.65) in triple jump, while Okpara Theddus won the long jump (7.90) and high jump (2.03)
RESULTS FROM CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN ATHLETICS (CAA) GRAND PRIX WARRI RELAYS IN WARRI DELTA STATE SOUTH SOUTH NIGERIA ON 25 JULY
Note
Results include only those who completed their race or recorded a measurement in the final of their event
All athletes are Nigerian unless otherwise mentioned
MEN
100m A (-0.8)
1 Egwero Ogho-Oghene 10.23; 2 Jonathan Mmaju 10.34; 3 Obinna Metu 10.37; 4 Francis Zimwara (Zimbabwe) 10.47; 5 Adama Jammeh (Gambia) 10.48; 6 Nicholas Imhoapermhe 10.48; 7 Babloki Thebe (Botswana) 10.50
100m B (0.0)
1 Divine Oduduru 10.38; 2 Odele Tega Peter 10.43; 3 Onyeaku Chukuma 10.56; 4 Patrick Chinedu 10.60; 5 Rae Monzavous Edward 10.60; 6 Kasumu Ahmed 11.02
400m A
1 Emmanuel Dasor (Ghana) 46.14; 2 Daniel Gyasi (Ghana) 46.45; 3 Orukpe Erayokan 46.52; 4 Leaname Maotoanong (Botswana) 46.62; 5 Ofentse Mogawane (South Africa) 46.67; 6 Pako Seribe (Botswana) 46.85; 7 Robert Simmons 47.18
400m B
1 Nathaniel Samson 46.27; 2 Rodwell Ndlovu (Zimbabwe) 46.43; 3 Isah Salihu 46.91; 4 Ogunmola Tobi 47.42; 5 Noah Akwu 47.56; 6 Ukale Elvis 47.83; 7 Erete Udomsinnachi 48.72
110m Hurdles (+0.6)
1 Tron Akins 13.82; 2 Martins Ogierakhi 14.02; 3 Alex Al-Amn 14.03; 4Okon Samuel Etim 14.16; 5 Abdullahi Bashiru 14.52; 6 Wisdom Benjamin 14.71; 7 Osadolor Samuel 14.86
400m Hurdles
1 Kurt Couto (Mozambique) 50.43; 2 Henry Okorie 50.86 PB; 3 Amaechi Morton 51.01; 4 Miles Ukaoma 51.52; 5 Bakare Gbenga 53.53; 6 Prior Oghonogor 54.14; 7 Emoghene Timothy 54.69; 8 Airen Williams 54.76
800m
1 Hamadjam Soudi 1:49.99 PB; 2 Ismail Sadjo 1:50.58 PB; 3 Agboola Daniel 1:51.00; 4 Anayo Eze 1:51.12; 5 Musa Godfrey Charles 1:53.06; 6 Lawrence Osheku 1:54.51; 7 Barnabas David 1:55.87; 8 Saheed Odu 2:07.60
3000m
1 Ismail Sadjo 8:22.85; 2 William Kefas 8:25.31; 3 Taiwo Usulale 8:26.99 4 Godfrey Monday 8:33.02; 5 Shehu Muazu 8:43.50; 6 Lawrence Osheku 8:45.12; 7 Jigah Monday 9:09.67
Long Jump
1 Okpara Theddus 7.90 (+0.1); 2 Samson Idiata 7.85 (+1.0); 3 Ezekiel Ewulo 7.68 (+1.2); 4 Mamdou Gueye (Senegal) 7.64 (0.0); 5 Robert Martey (Ghana) 7.61 (+0.4); 6 Ejumeta David Oke 7.45 (+0.2); 7 Anota Oluwahola 7.29 (+1.0); 8 Stanley Gbagbke 6.92 (+1.5); 9 Oladimji Oluwatoyin 6.74 (+0.3)
Triple Jump
1 Nathan Fox (Britain) 16.65 (+1.2); 2 Olamide Olamigoke 16.53 (+0.5); 3 Roger Haitengi (Namibia) 16.24 (+1.2); 5 Kola Adedoyin (Britain) 15.27 (+1.1); 6 Chibonna Chido 14.95 (+1.6)
High Jump
1 Okpara Theddus 2.03; 2 Obiora Arinze 2.00; 3 Ayebide Kingsley 2.00; 4 Awoke Chizoba 1.90; 5 Walter Olawale 1.90; 6 Ashipa Abayomi 1.90
Javelin
1 John Amponah (Ghana) 73.73; 2 Ezeofor Kenechukwu 67.32; 3 Friday Osayande 64.74; 4 Kure Samuel Adam 63.22; 5 Eze John Mike 60.76
4x100m Relay
Men
1 Nigeria 39.18; 2 Nigeria Police 39.64; 3 National Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) 39.80; 4 Nigeria Customs 39.86; 5 Zimbabwe 40.31
Senior Boys
1 Hussy College Warri 43.10; 2 National Foundation Academy 44.12; 3 Okotie-Eboh Grammer school 44.26; 4 Comp Mixed Secondary School 46.61; 5 Afisere Secondary School 47.16; 6 Aik Grammer School Sapele 47.16; 7 Westend Mixed Secondary School 48.67
Junior Boys
1 National Foundation Academy 51.76; 2 Ighogbadu Primary School 51.82; 3 Asagb Primary School 52.14; 4 Ethiopie Primary School 1:05.55
4x400m Relay
1 Ghana 3:04.76; 2 Nigeria 3:04.77; 3 Botswana 3:06.49; 4 Zimbabwe 3:06.59; 5 Nigeria B 3:08.89; 6 Gambia 3:12.56; 7 Nigeria Police 3:12.58; 8 Lagos State 3:13.20
WOMEN
100m A (-0.8)
1 Gloria Asunmu 11.60; 2 Flings Owusu-Agdmpong (Ghana) 11.61; 3 Ezeala Nkem 11.71; 4 Janet Amphonsah (Ghana) 11.77; 5 Gemma Acheampong (Ghana) 11.97; 6 Oliver Ekpone 12.04; 7 Dominique Duncan 12.05; 8 Peace Uko 12.18
100m B (+0.8)
1 Stephanie Kalu 11.63; 2 Deborahn Odeyemi 11.69; 3 Ngozi Onwemere 11.72; 4 Cecilia Francis 11.76; 5 Justine Sule 11.84; 6 Aniekeme Alphonsus 12.03; 7 Sefia Bright (Ghana) 12.32; 8 Hafsatu Kamara (Sierra Leone) 12.35
400m
1 Patience Okon 51.78; 2 Adeloye Oluwatosin 51.92 PB; 3 Ossai Rita Vivian 53.09; 4 Funke Oladoye 53.17; 5 Lydia Jele (Botswana) 53.81; 7 Etim Margaret 54.09; 8 Gaboitsewe Kgalalelo (Botswana) 56.14
110m Hurdles (-0.4)
1 Lindsey Weyinmi 13.74; 2 Ayemoba Grace 13.76; 3 Amusan oluwatobi 13.80; 4 Mobolaji Adekun 13.82; 5 Oshinbanjo Temidayo 13.96; 6 Ruth Kemi Francis 14.08; 7 Efe Favour 14.31; 8 Akuna Vivian Nnenna 16.83
400m Hurdles
1 Amaka Ogoegbunam 56.26; 2 Akpofu Faith Daisy 58.51PB; 3 Glory Nathaniel 58.53 PB; 4 Ossai Rita Vivian 58.56 PB; 5 Sarah Kadiri 59.39 PB; 6 Ann Nwaogu 59.41; PB; 7 Efe Favour 1:02.71
800m
1 Abike Egbeniyi 2:05.38 PB; 2 Sirika Oluoma Nwoke 2:11.46; 3 Abiye David Joy 2:11.48; 4 Oluchi Offoma 2:12.31; 5 Loveline Jaatto 2:13.56; 6 Alabi Aminat 2:21.67; 7 Helen Mohammed 2:22.64
3000m
1 Onah Saleh 10:17.78; 2 Muyibat Ogunkoya 10:42.20; 3 Olamide Oluwaseun 10:54.15; 4 Haruna Awal 13:18.50
Long Jump
1 Chinazom Amadi 6.30 (+1.0); 2 Maryne Sarah Ngo Ngog (Cameroon) 6.27 (+0.6); 3 Hope Idhe 6.00 (+1.1); 4 Brume Ese 5.95 (+0.5); 5 Blessing Ibukun Ibrahim 5.80 (+1.7); 6 Euphemia Edem 5.70 (+0.1); 7 Usoro Ruth 5.61 (+1.0); 8 Omolayo Omosola 5.60 (+1.1)
Triple Jump
1 Blessing Ibukun Ibrahim 13.09 (+1.1); 2 Hope Idhe 12.88 (+1.3) ; 3 Brown Uche 12.01 (+1.6); 4 Okolosi Oghenekome 11.95 (+1.2); 5 Anigbaga Grace 11.93 (+1.3)
Hammer
1 Precious Ogunleye 56.25; 2 Ekpeyoung Cecilie Inyang 44.95; 3 Rita Modili 39.73; 4 Efobi Celestina 26.99
4x100m Relay
Women
1 Nigeria 43.99; 2 Ghana 44.62, 3 South Africa 44.89; 4 Nigeria Customs 45.32; 5 National Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) 45.76; CDA 46.05
Senior Girls
1 Afisere Secondary school 51.12; 2 Comp mixed Secondary School 52.79; 3 National Foundation Academy 53.31; 4 Westend Mixed Secondary School 58.39; 5 Esi College Warri 58.53; 6 Nana College Warri 59.68; 7 Zik Grammer School 59.81
Junior Girls
Heat 1
1 Ethiopie Primary School 56.97; 2 Zappy Primary School Asaba 58.26; 3 Omatsola Primary School 59.74; 4National Foundation Academy 59.88
4×400 Relay
1 Nigeria 3:30.8; 2 Botswana 3:36.97; Nigeria B 3:46.43

Conseslus Kipruto steps out of the shadow on Day Two in London-IAAF Diamond League

Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto triumphed in 3000m steeplechase  at the Diamond league in London on Saturday (25 July)

Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto triumphed in 3000m steeplechase at the Diamond league in London on Saturday (25 July).


KENYA’S former world junior 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto stepped out of the shadow to triumph at the IAAF Diamond League in London Britain on Saturday (25 July).
Kipruto made his mark when he edged his compatriot Jairus Kipchoge Birech to win the 3000m steeplechase. He stopped the clocked at 8:09.87 to Birech’s 8:09.81 and third placed Paul Kipsiele Koech (8:12.13).
“This was a quick race with ten athletes going out hard from the beginning. So I simply followed then and made my move when it mattered most. I am thrilled with this victory,” Kipruto confessed.
Kipruto has his sights set on Beijing. However he has the unenviable task of proving his triumph in London was no fluke at the Kenyan world championship trial in Nairobi next weekend.

Botswana's Nigel Amos prevailed in 800m

Botswana’s Nigel Amos prevailed in 800m.


Meanwhile Nigel Amos (Botswana) once again prevailed in his duel with Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha in 800m. Amos clocked 1:44.57 to Rudisha’s 1:44.67.
“I was not expecting a tactical race. Instead I expected a faster contest than this,” Amos told a post-race interview at the London Olympics stadium
“The crowd was great. They motivated me. Now I have to go focus on training for the World championships,” says Nigel.
Kenyan Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha (right) says he is on course for a fine performance at World championship

Kenyan Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha (right) says he is on course for a fine performance at World championship in Beijing China next month.


Rudisha was graceful in defeat. He is nostalgic about his past when h won the Olympic gold medal and set the world record of 1:40.91 during the 2012 Olympics.
“I am excited about running her after that memorable race in 2012. It was special and everyone talks about it. That was a wonderful race,” Rudisha recollects.
Today (Saturday) I was trying to be a more tactical. I almost made it. Just missed out a few metres to the finish line,” Rudisha explained.
“I am going back hoe to build my endurance with some more mileage. My speed is okay. In a few weeks I should be ready for the world championship,” Rudisha declared.

Kenyan defending champion Asbel Kiprop (right) retained his one mile title

Kenyan defending champion Asbel Kiprop (right) retained his one mile title.


Kenyan defending champion Asbel Kiprop retains his One mile title with a winning time of 3:54.87. He is atoning for his setback at the Olympics three years ago.
“I am so glad to come and win again. It was my dream to win the 1500m at the 2012 London Olympics. I failed back then because I was carrying an injury.
“My aim is to come next year and win this race for a third time. For now I treat this victory as a fine tune up for the world championship,” Kiprop declared.
 South African Wayde van Niekerk  won men's 400m in 44.63

South African Wayde van Niekerk won men’s 400m in 44.63.


South African Wayde van Niekerk won men’s 400m. He is delighted with the way events are unfolding.
“The season has been a blessing for me so far. The accumulated Diamond league points are a bonus. I wanted to compete here and run a good time. Now my focus is on the world championships.
Knya's world women's 800m champion Eunice Jepkoech Sum prevailed in the two lap race at the IAAF Diamond league in London on Satruday 25 July)and later was declared this year's Diamond League 800m winner

Kenya’s world women’s 800m champion Eunice Jepkoech Sum prevailed in the two lap race at the IAAF Diamond league in London


Kenyan World champions Eunice Jepkoech Sum was a convincing winner in women’s 800m. She is pleased with her result.
“I am happy with my time despite the headwind we had to run against. I will run the Kenya world championship trials in Nairobi next week as my final race before the world championship in Beijing.
“I hope to win a medal in Beijing. I know anything can happen once we are through to the final. So I will not take my opponents for granted,” Sum explained.
Kenyan Mercy Cherono triumphed in women's 5000m

Kenyan Mercy Cherono triumphed in women’s 5000m.


Kenyan Mercy Cherono turned on the heat with barely three laps to the finish to win women’s 5000m in 14:54.81. The world championship bronze medal confessed she sought divine intervention to propel her to victory.
“I am so happy God gave me the strength to win this race. I followed the rac leader (Britain’s Molly Huddle). I was running my own race with the sole purpose of winning. I am glad things worked out,” says Cherono.
Other notable African performances came from Nigerian Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor (10.98) who was second in women’s 100m ahead of Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure (11.01). While South African Louis van Zyl (49.27) was runner up in 400m hurdles
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE IN LONDON BRITAIN 24-25 JULY
Note
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event
PB denotes Personal Best
AR denotes African Record
DLR denotes Diamond League Record
MR denotes Meet Record.
WL denotes the world’s best result in the specific event this year 2015
WR denotes World Record
MEN
200m (-1.4)
3 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 20.20
400M
1 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) 44.63; 4 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 45.29
400m Hurdles
2 Louis van Zyl (South Africa) 49.27; 9 Cornel Fredericks (South Africa) 51.22
800m
1 Nigel Amos (Botswana) 1:44.57; 2 David Rudisha (Kenya) 1:44.67
One Mile
1 Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:54.87; 3 Ayanleh Souliman (Djibouti) 3:55.06; 15 Zakaria Mazouzi (Morocco) 3:59.68
3000m
1 Mohamed Farah (Britain) 7:34.66 PB/WL; 2 Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) 7:36.71 PB; 3 Emmanuel Kipsang (Kenya) 7:37.05; 4 Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 7:38.47; 11 Elroy Galant (South Africa) 7:47.35; 14 Frederick Kipkosgei Kiptoo (Kenya) 7:58.31
3000m Steeplechase
1 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:09.87; 2 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:09.81; 3 Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 8:12.13; 4 Hillary Kipsang Yego (Kenya) 13.10; 5 Clement Kimutai Kemboi (Kenya) 8:16.11: 7 Abel Kiprop Mutai (Kenya) 8:21.46; 8 Abraham Kibiwott (Kenya) 8:22.10
Long jump
2 Zarch Visser (South Africa) 8.21 (+0.5); 4 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 8.16 (-0.3)
WOMEN
100m (+0.7)
2 Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor (Nigeria) 10.98; 3 Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast) 11.01
400m
9 Regina George (Nigeria) 51.95
400m Hurdles
5 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.81
800m
1 Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenya) 1:58.44
1500m
4 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:06.66; 8 Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia) 4:10.01
5000m
1 Mercy Cherono 14:54.81; 3 Janet Kisa 15:10.66; 5 Haftamnsh Tesfaye (Ethiopia) 15:20.52 PB
Javelin
4 Sunette Viljoen (South Africa) 63.14

Farah, El Goumri run PBs in London-IAAF Diamond League Day One

Somali-born Mohamed farh of Britain run a lifetime best and world leading time in 3000m on Day One at the IAAF Diamond League in London Britain

Somali-born Mohamed Farah of Britain run a lifetime best and world leading time in 3000m on Day One at the IAAF Diamond League in London Britain


SOMALIA-BORN Mohamed Farah of Britain stole the limelight on Day One at the IAAF Diamond League in London Britain on Friday (24 July).
Farah won men’s 3000m in a personal best of 7:34.66. What’s more he ran the world’s quickest time for the event this year. The previous mark was 7:35.12 by Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku at the Diamond League in Monaco last week.
“I got amazing support tonight (Friday) which was incredible. It meant everything to me,” a delighted Farah told a post-race interview at the London Olympic Stadium.
“This is where I made my name. It changed my life to win and become Olympic champion,” Farah recollects the transformation he has experienced since his 10000m and 5000m triumph at the 2012 London Olympics.
Reflecting on the prospect of retaining his 10000m and 5000m at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing China next month, Farah clearly aims to achieve an unprecedented feat of retaining both titles.
“It is not going to be easy (defending my two titles). I will carry on doing what I am doing, winning races and running quick times. I want to keep running aiming to win medals,” Farah declared.

Moroccan Othmane El Goumri run a life time best to place second in 3000m

Moroccan Othmane El Goumri run a life time best to place second in 3000m


Moroccan Othman El Goumri ran a lifetime best of 7:36.71 to finish runner up to Farah. He now ranks fourth in the world in this event this year. El Goumri’s previous best was 7:48.95 in Madrid Spain two years ago.
Other notable performances include South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana who clocked 20.20 to place third in men’s 200m and Morocco’s Rababe Arafi (4:06.66) who was fourth in women’s 1500m
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE IN LONDON BRITAIN (DAY ONE) 24 JULY
Note
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event
PB denotes Personal Best
AR denotes African Record
DLR denotes Diamond League Record
MR denotes Meet Record.
WL denotes the world’s best result in the specific event this year 2015
WR denotes World Record
MEN
200m (-1.4)
3 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 20.20
3000m
1 Mohamed Farah (Britain) 7:34.66 PB/WL; 2 Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) 7:36.71 PB; 3 Emmanuel Kipsang (Kenya) 7:37.05; 4 Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 7:38.47; 11 Elroy Galant (South Africa) 7:47.35; 14 Frederick Kipkosgei Kiptoo (Kenya) 7:58.31
WOMEN
400m
9 Regina George (Nigeria) 51.95
400m Hurdles
5 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.81
1500m
4 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:06.66; 8 Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia) 4:10.01

Gebremeskel, Ogoegbunam sparkle at KBC Night of Athletics in Huesden

Ethiopian Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel won the 5000m in 13:05.38 at the KBC Night of Athletics meet in Huesden Belgium on Saturday (18 July).

Ethiopian Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel won the 5000m in 13:05.38 at the KBC Night of Athletics meet in Huesden Belgium on Saturday (18 July).


DEJEN Gebremeskel (triumphed in 5000m at the KBC night of Athletics meet in Huesden Belgium on Saturday (18 July).
The Olympic silver medallist completed the 5000m in 13:05.38. Gebremeskel set a quick pace upfront, that it pulled more than ten athletes to run their lifetime bests in the event.
Morocco’s Fouad El Kaam, Kenyans Nicholas Bett and Timothy Kitum prevailed 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, and 800m respectively. Kenyan Michael Nyangau was second in 200 as Botswana’s Pako Seribe and Sudan’s Younes Idris placed third in 300m and high jump respectively.
Meanwhile Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam and Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech triumphed in women’s 400m hurdles and 1500m respectively as Ethiopian Gotyatom Gebreselase placed second in 5000m.
Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam won women's 400m hurdles in 56.07 seconds

Nigerian Amaka Ogoegbunam won women’s 400m hurdles in 56.07 seconds


LEADING AFRICAN RESULTS AT KBC NIGHT OF ATHLETICS IN HUESDEN BELGIUM ON 18 JULY
Note
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record
200m (+0.7)
2 Michael Nyangau (Kenya) 20.68
300m
3 Pako Seribe (Botswana) 33.25
400m
4 Alphas Kishoyan (Kenya) 46.19
800m
1 Timothy Kitum (Kenya) 1:45.76; 4 Edward Kemboi (Kenya) 1:46.42; 9 Mamush Leencho (Ethiopia) 1:47.79
1500m
1 Fouad El Kaam (Morocco) 3:34.53; 4 Mekonnen Gebremdhin (Ethiopia) 3:35.67; 5 Dawit Wolde (Ethiopia) 3:35.87; 9 Johan Cronje (South Africa) 3:36.68
3000m Steeplechase
1 Nicholas Bett (Kenya) 8:19.26 PB; 5 Haron Lagat (Kenya) 8:25.04; 8 Abdellah Dacha (Morocco) 38.63; 10 Abdelhamid Zerrifi (Algeria) 8:46.68; 12 Nelson Kosgei (Kenya) 8:57.84
5000m A
1 Dejene Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) 13:05.38; 8 Phillip Kipyeko (Uganda) 13:10.69 PB; 9 Bernard Kimani (Kenya) 13:10.83 PB; 13 Abadi Embaye (Ethiopia) 13:13.17; 16 Younes Essalhi (Morocco) 13:18.95
5000m B
1 Frederick Kipkosgei (Kenya) 13:28.32
5000m C
1 Ali Abdosh (Ethiopia) 13:43.66; 4 Nftalem Kibrab (Eritrea) 13:50.77
High Jump
3 Ali Mohamed Younes Idris (Sudan) 2.20
WOMEN
800m A
6 Winnie Nanyondo (Uganda) 2:02.46
800m B
1 Salem Abrhaley (Ethiopia) 2:04.04
1500m
1 Beatrice Chepkoech (Kenya) 4:03.28 PB; 4 Caroline Chepkemoi (Kenya) 4:05.31 PB; 11 Perine Nengampi (Kenya) 4:11.66
5000m
2 Gotytom Gebrelase (Ethiopia) 14:57.33 PB
400m Hurdles
1 Amaka Ogoegbunam (Nigeria) 56.07