Kenya top the medal table as Ayana,Dibaba, Kiprop strike gold-Day Nine at world championship

Almaz Ayana lead a 1-2-3 Ethiopian triumph in women's 5000m

An aggressive front runner Almaz Ayana on her way to victory in women’s 5000m


ETHIOPIANS Almaz Ayana, Mare Dibaba and Kenyan Asbel Kiprop clinched gold medal on the final day at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing China on Sunday (30 August).

The Ethiopian medal winners in womens 5000m from left Senbere Terferi (Sslver), Almaz Ayana (gold) and Genzebe Dibaba ( bronze)

The Ethiopian medal winners in womens 5000m from left Senbere Terferi (Sslver), Almaz Ayana (gold) and Genzebe Dibaba ( bronze)


Ayana clocked a championships record of 14:26.83 to lead Senbere Teferi and Genzebe Dibaba in an unprecedented 1-2-3 Ethiopian medal podium sweep in women’s 5000m.

Ethiopian Mare Dibaba edged Kenyan Helah Kiprop to win the women's marathon

Ethiopian Mare Dibaba edged Kenyan Helah Kiprop to win the women’s marathon


The day started on a positive note for the Ethiopians when Mare Dibaba outplaced Kenyan Helak Kiprop to win the women’s Marathon. Dibaba clocked 2:27:35 to Kiprop’s 2:27:36.

Kenyan defending champions Asbel Kiprop prevailed in a keenly contest 1500m final

Kenyan defending champions Asbel Kiprop prevailed in a keenly contest 1500m final


It all came down to the sprint for the finish line in men’s 1500m. In his fifth consecutive final defending champion Asbel Kiprop (3:34.40) lead newcomer Elijah Motoni Managoi (3:34.63) in a 1-2 Kenyan triumph. Abdelaati Iguider (3:34.67) secured Morocco’s only medal of the championship.
For Kiprop this is a landmark achievement. After placing fourth at the 2007 and 2009 world championship in Osaka Japan and Berlin Germany respectively, Kiprop has prevailed in his speciality three consecutive times in 2011 (Daegu South Korea, 2013 Moscow Russia and now in Beijing.

South African Sunette Viljoen bagged a bronze medal in women's javelin

South African Sunette Viljoen bagged a bronze medal in women’s javelin


On the infield South African Sunette Viljoen clinched a bronze medal in women’s javelin with her fourth round attempt of 65.79. While Nigeria women’s 4x400m relay quartet of Regina George, Funk Adeloye, Oluwatosin Adeloye and Patience Okon clocked 3:25.11to place fifth in the final.

Nigeria women's 4x400m relay placd fifth in the final

Nigeria women’s 4x400m relay placd fifth in the final


Meanwhile Kenya are the first Africans to top the medal table ever since the World Athletics Championship started in Helsinki Finland in 1983.
At the conclusion of the championship on Sunday Kenya has amassed seven gold six silver and three bronze medals. Jamaica is second followed by USA, then Britain.
Ethiopian is fifth with three gold three silver and two bronze medals. South Africa is 13th with one gold and two bronze medals. Eritrea is 15th with a gold medal. Egypt and Tunisia share 25th place with on silver medal each, while Morocco and Uganda are jointly 32nd with a bronze medal apiece among the 43 countries on the final medal table.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA FROM 22-30 AUGUST
NOTE
Results include only those who completed the contest in the final of their respective event.
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record
AR Africa Record
CR denotes Championship Record
WL denotes World Leading Performance in 2015
MEN
200m
3 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 19.87PB/ NR
400m
1 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) 43.48 PB/AF/WL; 5 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 44.63
400m Hurdles
1 Nicholas Bett (Kenya) 47.79 PB/NR/WL; 5 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti (Kenya) 48.33 PB
800m
1 David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1:45.84; 4 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) 1:46.35; 7 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:47.09
1500m
1 Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:34.40; 2 Elijah Motoni Manangoi (Kenya) 3:34.63; 3 Abdelaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:34.67; 4 Taoufik Makhloufi (Algria) 3:34.76; 5 Silas Kiplagat (kenya) 3:34.81;7 Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) 3:36.05
3000m Steeplechase
1 Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) 8:11.28; 2 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12:38; 3 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12.54; 4 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:12.62; 7 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:17.73; 11 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:25.72;14 Hicham Bouchicha (Algeria) 8:33.79; 15 Tolosa Nurgi (Ethiopia) 8:44.81
5000m
2 Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Kenya) 13:51.75; 2 Hagos Gebrehiwet (Ethiopia) 13:51.86; 4 Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 13:52.43; 8 Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 13:55.98; 10 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya) 13:59.02; 13 Imane Merga (Ethiopia) 14:01.60
10000m
2 Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (Kenya) 27:01.76; 3 Paul Kipnge’tich Tanui (Kenya) 27:02.83; 3 Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) 27:04.77; 6 Abrar Osman (Eritrea) 27:43.21; 8 Timothy Toroitich (Uganda) 27:44.90; 9 Joshua Kirui Cheptegei (Uganda) 27:48.89; 10 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 27:54.47; 11 Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 28:07.50;13 Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) 28:14.72; 19 Teklemariam Mehdin (Eritrea) 28:39.26; 20 Stephen Mokoka (South Africa)
28:47.40
20km Race Walk
11 Lebogang Shange (South Africa) 1:21:43 PB/NR
50km Race Walk
33 Marc Mundell (South Africa) 4:02:41
Triple Jump
8 Tosin Oke 16.81 (+0.4); 9 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 16.81 (+0.3); 11 Jonathan Drack (Mauritius) 16.64 (+0.1)
Javelin
1 Julius Yego (Kenya) 92.72 PB/AR/WL; 2 Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) 88.99
Hammer
7 Mostafa Elgamel (Egypt) 76.81
Decathlon
5 Larbi Bourrada (Algeria) 8,461 points PB/AR
Marathon
1 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:12.27; 2 Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) 2:13:07; 3 Solomon Munyo Mutai (Uganda) 2:13:29; 6 Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) 2:14:42; 7 Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) 2:14:53; 9 Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) 2:15:06; 10 Jackson Kiprop (Uganda) 2:15:15; 15 Berhanu Lemi (Ethiopia) 2:17:36; 22 Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:21.19; 23 Cuthbert Nyasango (Zimbabwe) 2:22:14; 26 Celestin Nihorimbere (Burundi) 2:23:28; 30 Cephas Pasipamiri (Zimbabwe) 2:25.04; 37 Gilbert Mutandiro (Zimbabwe) 2:31:34; 41 Desmond Mokgobu (South Africa) 2:34:10; 42 Fabiano Joseph (Tanzania) 2:35:26
WOMEN
100m (-0.3)
8 Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor (Nigeria) 11.02
400m Hurdles
7 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.94
800m
3 Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenya) 1:58.12; 4 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 1:58.90
1500m
1 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:08.09; 2 Faith Chepnge’tich Kipyegon (Kenya) 4:08.96; 4 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 4:10.26; 9 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:13.66; 12 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 4:16.98
3000m Steeplechase
1 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (Kenya) 9:19.11; 2 Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) 9:19.24; 4 Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) 9:20.01; 6 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:24.27; 7 Virginia Nyambura (Kenya) 9:26.21; 10 Salima Elouali Alami (Morocco) 9:32.15; 14 Fadwa Sidi Madane (Morocco) 9:41.45; 15 Roseflin Chepnge’tich (Kenya) 9:46.08
5000m
1 Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) 14:26.83 CR; Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) 14:44.07; 3 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 14:44.14; 4 Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) 14:46.16; 5 Mercy Cherono (Kenya) 15:01:36; 6 Janet Kisa (Kenya) 15:02.68; 7 Irene Chepet Cheptai (Kenya) 15:03.41
10000m
1 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 31:41.31; 2 Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) 31:41.77; 5 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) 31:44.42; 7 Alemitu Heroye (Ethiopia) 31:49.73; 8 Betsy Saina (Kenya) 31:51.35; 9 Belyanesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 31:53.01; 17 Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 32:20.95 PB/ NR; 24 Nazret Weldu (Eritrea) 35:14.18
High Jump
12 Doreen Amata (Nigeria) 1.88
Javelin
3 Sunette Viljoen (South Africa) 65.79
Heptathlon
18 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Nigeria) 5,951 points
4x400m Relay
5 NIGERIA (Regina George, Funk Adeloye, Oluwatosin Adeloye, Patience Okon) 3:25.11
Marathon
1 Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2:27:35; 2 Helah Kiprop (Kenya) 2:27:36; 4 Jemima Jelagat Sumgong (Kenya) 2:27:42; 5 Edna Ngeringwong Kiplagat (Kenya) 2:28:18; Tigis Tufa (Ethiopia) 2:29:12; 8 Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2:30:54; 20 Visiline Jepkesho (Kenya) 2:36:17; 34 Nebiat Habtemariam (Eritrea) 2:44.42
THE FINAL AFRICAN MEDAL TABLE AT THE 2015 WORLD ATHLETICS CHMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA FROM 22-30 AUGUST.
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Kenya 7 6 3
Ethiopia 3 3 2
South Africa 1 0 2
Eritrea 1 0 0
Egypt 0 1 0
Tunisia 0 1 0
Morocco 0 0 1
Uganda 0 0 1

Ndiku, Gebrehiwet, Sum bag medals, Bourrada sets African decathlon record, Botswana men in 4x400m record, Nigeria in women’s 4x400m final

Somalia-Born Mohamed Farah of Britain retained his 5000m world championships title.

Somalia-Born Mohamed Farah of Britain retained his 5000m world championships title.


SOMALIA-BORN Mohamed Farah of Britain successfully retained his 5000m title on the penultimate day at World Athletics Championship in Beijing China (29 Saturday).
In a relatively slow but tactical race Farah prevailed in the sprint for the finish line completing the distance in 13:50.86. Farah has earlier on retained his 10,000m title.
He won both events at these championship two years ago in Moscow Russia. Therefore Farah is the first in the 32 year history of this contest to triumph at both distances in consecutive championships.
Medalists in men's 5000m from left Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (silver), MSomalia-boprn Mohamed farah of britain (Gold) and Ethiopian Hagos Gebrehiwet (bronze)

Medalists in men’s 5000m from left Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (silver), Somalia-born Mohamed Farah of Britain (Gold) and Ethiopian Hagos Gebrehiwet (bronze)


In Beijing Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku clinched his first world championship medal as runner up in 5000m in 13:51.75. Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrehiwet was third in 13:51.86. Gebrehiwet was second two years ago and so dropped one place on the medal podium.

Kenyan Eunice Sum was third in women's 800m in 1:58.12

Kenyan Eunice Sum was third in women’s 800m in 1:58.12


Kenyan Eunice Jepkoech Sum relinquished her title when she placed third in women’s 800m in 1:58.12. Sum was immediately followed across the finish line by the significantly improved Moroccan Rababe Arafi.

Algerian Larbi Bourrada cleared the bar at 2.07m in high jump on his way to setting a new  African decathlon record of 8,461 points

Algerian Larbi Bourrada cleared the bar at 2.07m in high jump on his way to setting a new African decathlon record of 8,461 points


Perhaps the highlight of the day was men’s decathlon. Completing the ten disciplines that make up the decathlon over two days, Algerian Larbi Bourrada amassed 8,461 points.
Though he was placed fifth Bourrada set a new African decathlon record. He erased the previous mark of 8,398 by South Africa’s Willem Coertzen in Gotzis Austria in May.
Bourrada’s previous best was 8,311 points in Marrakech Morocco last year. He first set an African record at 8,302 in Ratingen Germany in 2011.

Larbi Bourrada (Algeria) leads American world record holder Ashton Eaton in the 1500m the finals discipline in decathlon.

Larbi Bourrada (Algeria) leads American world record holder Ashton Eaton in the 1500m the final discipline in decathlon.


What makes the decathlon stand out is that defending champions Ashton Eaton retained his title and in the process improved his world record by six points to 9045 points. So far this is the only world record set at this championship. Besides his prize money for winning the event he stands to earn a bonus of US Dollars 100, 000 for setting a world record at this championship.

Nigeria women's 4x400m relay won thir heat in 3:23.27 to qualify for Sunday's final

Nigeria women’s 4x400m relay won thir heat in 3:23.27 to qualify for Sunday’s final


Meanwhile the 4x400m relays heat produced a mixed bag for Africa. The Nigerian women’s quartet of Regina George, Funk Adeloye, Oluwatosin Adeloye and Patience Okon won their heat in 3:23.27 and qualify for Sunday’s (30 August) final.
Botswana men''s 4x400m relay set a national record of 2:59.95

Botswana men”s 4x400m relay set a national record of 2:59.95


On the other hand in men’s 4x400m relay the Botswana quartet of Onkabetse Nkobolo, Nigel Amos, Leaname Matotoanong , and Isaac Makwala set a national record of 2:59.95.
They are the four African nation to break the three minute barrier after Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya. Unfortunately, the brilliant performance by the Batswana was not enough to secure then a place in Sunday’s final. They live to fight another day.
Earlier in the day South African Marc Mundell was placed 33nd in the 50km race walk in a time of 4:02:41
Meanwhile Kenya continues to lead the world championship medal table with six gold, four silver, and three bronze medals. Ethiopian is eleventh with one gold, two silver and one bronze medal.
South Africa is 13th with one gold and one bronze medal. Eritrea is 15th with one gold medal. Egypt and Tunisia tie in 23nd place with a silver medal each. Uganda is 30th with one bronze medal among the 41 nations on the medal table as at Saturday.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA AS DAY SIX SATURDAY 29 AUGUST
NOTE
Results include only those who completed the contest in the final of their respective event.
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record
AR Africa Record
WL denotes World leading performance of 2015
MEN
200m
3 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 19.87PB/ NR
400m
1 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) 43.48 PB/AF/WL; 5 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 44.63
400m Hurdles
1 Nicholas Bett (Kenya) 47.79 PB/NR; 5 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti (Kenya) 48.33 PB
800m
1 David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1:45.84; 4 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) 1:46.35; 7 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:47.09
3000m Steeplechase
1 Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) 8:11.28; 2 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12:38; 3 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12.54; 4 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:12.62; 7 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:17.73; 11 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:25.72;14 Hicham Bouchicha (Algeria) 8:33.79; 15 Tolosa Nurgi (Ethiopia) 8:44.81
5000m
2 Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Kenya) 13:51.75; 2 Hagos Gebrehiwet (Ethiopia) 13:51.86; 4 Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 13:52.43; 8 Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 13:55.98; 10 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya) 13:59.02; 13 Imane Merga (Ethiopia) 14:01.60
10000m
2 Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (Kenya) 27:01.76; 3 Paul Kipnge’tich Tanui (Kenya) 27:02.83; 3 Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) 27:04.77; 6 Abrar Osman (Eritrea) 27:43.21; 8 Timothy Toroitich (Uganda) 27:44.90; 9 Joshua Kirui Cheptegei (Uganda) 27:48.89; 10 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 27:54.47; 11 Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 28:07.50;13 Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) 28:14.72; 19 Teklemariam Mehdin (Eritrea) 28:39.26; 20 Stephen Mokoka (South Africa)
28:47.40
20km Race Walk
11 Lebogang Shange (South Africa) 1:21:43 PB/NR
50km Race Walk
33 Marc Mundell (South Africa) 4:02:41
Triple Jump
8 Tosin Oke 16.81 (+0.4); 9 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 16.81 (+0.3); 11 Jonathan Drack (Mauritius) 16.64 (+0.1)
Javelin
1 Julius Yego (Kenya) 92.72 PB/AR/WL; 2 Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) 88.99
Hammer
7 Mostafa Elgamel (Egypt) 76.81
Decathlon
5 Larbi Bourrada (Algeria) 8,461 points PB/AR
Marathon
1 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:12.27; 2 Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) 2:13:07; 3 Solomon Munyo Mutai (Uganda) 2:13:29; 6 Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) 2:14:42; 7 Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) 2:14:53; 9 Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) 2:15:06; 10 Jackson Kiprop (Uganda) 2:15:15; 15 Berhanu Lemi (Ethiopia) 2:17:36; 22 Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:21.19; 23 Cuthbert Nyasango (Zimbabwe) 2:22:14; 26 Celestin Nihorimbere (Burundi) 2:23:28; 30 Cephas Pasipamiri (Zimbabwe) 2:25.04; 37 Gilbert Mutandiro (Zimbabwe) 2:31:34; 41 Desmond Mokgobu (South Africa) 2:34:10; 42 Fabiano Joseph (Tanzania) 2:35:26
WOMEN
100m (-0.3)
8 Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor (Nigeria) 11.02
400m Hurdles
7 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.94
800m
3 Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenya) 1:58.12; 4 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 1:58.90
1500m
1 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:08.09; 2 Faith Chepnge’tich Kipyegon (Kenya) 4:08.96; 4 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 4:10.26; 9 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:13.66; 12 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 4:16.98
3000m Steeplechase
1 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (Kenya) 9:19.11; 2 Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) 9:19.24; 4 Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) 9:20.01; 6 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:24.27; 7 Virginia Nyambura (Kenya) 9:26.21; 10 Salima Elouali Alami (Morocco) 9:32.15; 14 Fadwa Sidi Madane (Morocco) 9:41.45; 15 Roseflin Chepnge’tich (Kenya) 9:46.08
10000m
1 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 31:41.31; 2 Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) 31:41.77; 5 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) 31:44.42; 7 Alemitu Heroye (Ethiopia) 31:49.73; 8 Betsy Saina (Kenya) 31:51.35; 9 Belyanesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 31:53.01; 17 Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 32:20.95 PB/ NR; 24 Nazret Weldu (Eritrea) 35:14.18
Heptathlon
18 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Nigeria) 5,951 points

South African Jobodwana bags a bronze medal in Bejing-Day six world champs

South African Anaso Jobodwana (left) clinched a bronze medal in a lifetime best of 19.87 in 200m

South African Anaso Jobodwana (left) clinched a bronze medal in a lifetime best of 19.87 in 200m

ANASO Jobodwana of South Africa won a bronze medal in 200m on Day Six at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing China on Thursday (28 August).
Jobodwana clocked 19.87 seconds, to his lifetime best for the fourth time this year. This time he set the South Africa record for the first time. The previous mark was 19.94 by Wadye van Niekerk in Luzern Switzerland last month.
South African Olympic finalist Anaso Jobodwana run a lifetime best of 19.87 in 200m

South African Olympic finalist Anaso Jobodwana run a lifetime best of 19.87 in 200m


On the infield Nigeria Tosin Oke leaped to a distance of 16.81 m to place eight in triple jump. South African Godfrey Khotso Mokoena was ninth while Jonathan Drack of Mauritius was placed 11th.
Nigerian Tosin Oke was eighth in triple jump at the World championships on Thursday (27 August).

Nigerian Tosin Oke was eighth in triple jump at the World championships on Thursday (27 August).


Meanwhile Kenya continues to lead the world championship medal table with six gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. Ethiopian is eighth with one gold and two silver medals.
South Africa is tenth with one gold and one bronze medal. Eritrea is eleventh with one gold medal. Egypt and Tunisia tie in 18th place with a silver medal each. Uganda is 27th with one bronze medal among the 34 nations on the medal table as at Thursday.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA AS DAY SIX THURSDAY 27 AUGUST
NOTE
Results include only those who completed the contest in the final of their respective event.
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record
AR Africa Record
WL denotes World leading performance of 2015
MEN
200m
3 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 19.87 PB/ NR
400m
1 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) 43.48 PB/AF/WL; 5 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 44.63
400m Hurdles
1 Nicholas Bett (Kenya) 47.79 PB/NR; 5 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti (Kenya) 48.33 PB
800m
1 David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1:45.84; 4 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) 1:46.35; 7 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:47.09
3000m Steeplechase
1 Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) 8:11.28; 2 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12:38; 3 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12.54; 4 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:12.62; 7 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:17.73; 11 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:25.72;14 Hicham Bouchicha (Algeria) 8:33.79; 15 Tolosa Nurgi (Ethiopia) 8:44.81
10000m
2 Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (Kenya) 27:01.76; 3 Paul Kipnge’tich Tanui (Kenya) 27:02.83; 3 Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) 27:04.77; 6 Abrar Osman (Eritrea) 27:43.21; 8 Timothy Toroitich (Uganda) 27:44.90; 9 Joshua Kirui Cheptegei (Uganda) 27:48.89; 10 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 27:54.47; 11 Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 28:07.50;13 Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) 28:14.72; 19 Teklemariam Mehdin (Eritrea) 28:39.26; 20 Stephen Mokoka (South Africa)
28:47.40
20km Race Walk
11 Lebogang Shange (South Africa) 1:21:43 NR
Triple Jump
8 Tosin Oke 16.81 (+0.4); 9 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 16.81 (+0.3); 11 Jonathan Drack (Mauritius) 16.64 (+0.1)
Javelin
1 Julius Yego (Kenya) 92.72 PB/AR/WL; 2 Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) 88.99
Hammer
7 Mostafa Elgamel (Egypt) 76.81
Marathon
1 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:12.27; 2 Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) 2:13:07; 3 Solomon Munyo Mutai (Uganda) 2:13:29; 6 Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) 2:14:42; 7 Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) 2:14:53; 9 Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) 2:15:06; 10 Jackson Kiprop (Uganda) 2:15:15; 15 Berhanu Lemi (Ethiopia) 2:17:36; 22 Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:21.19; 23 Cuthbert Nyasango (Zimbabwe) 2:22:14; 26 Celestin Nihorimbere (Burundi) 2:23:28; 30 Cephas Pasipamiri (Zimbabwe) 2:25.04; 37 Gilbert Mutandiro (Zimbabwe) 2:31:34; 41 Desmond Mokgobu (South Africa) 2:34:10; 42 Fabiano Joseph (Tanzania) 2:35:26
WOMEN
100m (-0.3)
8 Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor (Nigeria) 11.02
400m Hurdles
7 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.94
1500m
1 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:08.09; 2 Faith Chepnge’tich Kipyegon (Kenya) 4:08.96; 4 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 4:10.26; 9 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:13.66; 12 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 4:16.98
3000m Steeplechase
1 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (Kenya) 9:19.11; 2 Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) 9:19.24; 4 Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) 9:20.01; 6 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:24.27; 7 Virginia Nyambura (Kenya) 9:26.21; 10 Salima Elouali Alami (Morocco) 9:32.15; 14 Fadwa Sidi Madane (Morocco) 9:41.45; 15 Roseflin Chepnge’tich (Kenya) 9:46.08
10000m
1 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 31:41.31; 2 Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) 31:41.77; 5 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) 31:44.42; 7 Alemitu Heroye (Ethiopia) 31:49.73; 8 Betsy Saina (Kenya) 31:51.35; 9 Belyanesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 31:53.01; 17 Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 32:20.95 PB/ NR; 24 Nazret Weldu (Eritrea) 35:14.18
Heptathlon
18 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Nigeria) 5,951 points
AFRICAN MEDAL TABLE AS DAY SIX THURSDAY 27 AUGUST
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Kenya 4 3 2
Ethiopia 1 2 0
South Africa 1 0 1
Eritrea 1 0 0
Egypt 0 1 0
Tunisia 0 1 0
Uganda 0 0 1

Yego, EL Sayed, Van Niekerk achieve historical milestone as Kiyeng triumph in Beijing-Day Five at World Champs

The 2015 World Athletics Championships medalists from left Egyptian Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, Kenya Julius Yego (gold) and Finland's Tero Pitkamaki(bronze)

The 2015 World Athletics Championships medalists from left Egyptian Ihab abdelrahman El Sayed, Kenya Julius yego (gold) and Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki(bronze)


JULIUS Yego of Kenya, Egyptian Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed and South African Wayde van Niekerk scaled unprecedented heights of excellence at the World Championship in Beijing China on Wednesday.

African champion Julius Yego won the gold mdal in javelin at the world championships. What's more his 92.72 efforts is a new Africa rord and world leading effort

African champion Julius Yego won the gold medal in javelin at the world championships. What’s more his 92.72 efforts is a new Africa record and a world leader


In his third round attempt Yego threw the javelin to a distance of 92.72m. Yego betters his African record and world leading throw of 91.39m at the IAAF Diamond League last month. He is also the only athlete this year to surpass the 90m mark.
Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed won a silver mdal in javelin. He is the first Egyptian to win a medal at the world championshiops

Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed won a silver mdal in javelin. He is the first Egyptian to win a medal at the world championshiops


Staying with men’s javelin Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed claimed the silver medal with a second round throw of 88.99m. El Sayed has established his place in Egyptian sports history. No Egyptian has ever reached the final at this global event let alone bag a medal ever since the inaugural world championship in 1983 in Helsinki Finland.
South African Wayde van Niekerk won the 400m in a new African record of 43.48 seconds

South African Wayde van Niekerk won the 400m in a new African record of 43.48 seconds


On the track South African Wayde van Niekerk clocked 43.48 second to claim victory in 400m. It is the world’s quickest time in this event this year.
He is the fourth fastest 400m runner of all time. He follows Americans Michael Johnson (43.18), Harry ‘Butch’ Reynolds (43.29), and Jeremy Wariner (43.45).
Van regains his status as African 400m record holder which he lost in less than a day following his 43.96 seconds win at the IAAF Diamond League in the French capital Paris last month.

Botswana's former African 400m record holder Isaac Makwala was fifth in the one lap race

Botswana’s former African 400m record holder Isaac Makwala was fifth in the one lap race

In Beijing Botswana’s Isaac Makwala was fifth in 44.63. Van Niekerk shattered the African record of 43.72 Makwala he set in Switzerland last month. This is the third time in less than two months that the African record has been broken.
Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi prevailed in the sprint for the finish line in women's 3000m steeplechase

Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi prevailed in the sprint for the finish line in women’s 3000m steeplechase


Meanwhile Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng rose to the occasion winning the women’s 3000m steeplechase in 9:19.11. Until now the 23 year old Kiyeng’s best achievements have been confined to the African stage. She won the gold medal at the 2011 Maputo All Africa Games in Mozambique and a bronze medal at the 2012 African Senior Championships in Porto Novo Benin.

Womn's 3000m steeplchase medallists from lett Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (gold), Tunisian Habiba Ghribi (Silver) and German Gesa Felicitias Krause (bronze)

Womn’s 3000m steeplchase medallists from lett Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (gold), Tunisian Habiba Ghribi (Silver) and German Gesa Felicitias Krause (bronze)


Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi was stretched to the limit before she piped German Gesa Felicitias Krause by one hundredth of a second to claim her second world championships silver medal in 9:19.24. Ghribi who also the Olympic silver medallist in this event was first runner up at the world championship in 2011 in Daegu South Korea

Wenda Nel placed seventh  in her first world championship 400m hurdles final.

Wenda Nel placed seventh in her first world championship 400m hurdles final.


Meanwhile South African Wenda Nel achieved a milestone in her career reaching the final of women’s 400m hurdles. The African champion was seventh in 54.94.
Meanwhile Kenya increased their tally to six gold, three silver, and two bronze to enhance their lead on the World championship medal table. Ethiopian is seventh with one gold and two silver medals. Eritrea and South Africa share tenth spot with a gold medal each. Egypt and Tunisia tie in 17th place with a silver medal apiece, while Uganda is 25th with one bronze medal. There are 33 nations on the medal table as at Wednesday
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA AS DAY FIVE WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST
NOTE
Results include only those who completed the contest in the final of their respective event.
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record
AR Africa Record
WL denotes World leading performance of 2015
MEN
400m
1 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) 43.48 PB/AF/WL; 5 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 44.63
400m Hurdles
1 Nicholas Bett (Kenya) 47.79 PB/NR; 5 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti (Kenya) 48.33 PB
800m
1 David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1:45.84; 4 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) 1:46.35; 7 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:47.09
3000m Steeplechase
1 Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) 8:11.28; 2 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12:38; 3 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12.54; 4 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:12.62; 7 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:17.73; 11 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:25.72;14 Hicham Bouchicha (Algeria) 8:33.79; 15 Tolosa Nurgi (Ethiopia) 8:44.81
10000m
2 Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (Kenya) 27:01.76; 3 Paul Kipnge’tich Tanui (Kenya) 27:02.83; 3 Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) 27:04.77; 6 Abrar Osman (Eritrea) 27:43.21; 8 Timothy Toroitich (Uganda) 27:44.90; 9 Joshua Kirui Cheptegei (Uganda) 27:48.89; 10 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 27:54.47; 11 Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 28:07.50;13 Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) 28:14.72; 19 Teklemariam Mehdin (Eritrea) 28:39.26; 20 Stephen Mokoka (South Africa)
28:47.40
20km Race Walk
11 Lebogang Shange (South Africa) 1:21:43 NR
Javelin
1 Julius Yego (Kenya) 92.72 PB/AR/WL; 2 Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) 88.99
Hammer
7 Mostafa Elgamel (Egypt) 76.81
Marathon
1 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:12.27; 2 Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) 2:13:07; 3 Solomon Munyo Mutai (Uganda) 2:13:29; 6 Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) 2:14:42; 7 Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) 2:14:53; 9 Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) 2:15:06; 10 Jackson Kiprop (Uganda) 2:15:15; 15 Berhanu Lemi (Ethiopia) 2:17:36; 22 Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:21.19; 23 Cuthbert Nyasango (Zimbabwe) 2:22:14; 26 Celestin Nihorimbere (Burundi) 2:23:28; 30 Cephas Pasipamiri (Zimbabwe) 2:25.04; 37 Gilbert Mutandiro (Zimbabwe) 2:31:34; 41 Desmond Mokgobu (South Africa) 2:34:10; 42 Fabiano Joseph (Tanzania) 2:35:26
WOMEN
100m (-0.3)
8 Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor (Nigeria) 11.02
400m Hurdles
7 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.94
1500m
1 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:08.09; 2 Faith Chepnge’tich Kipyegon (Kenya) 4:08.96; 4 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 4:10.26; 9 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:13.66; 12 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 4:16.98
3000m Steeplechase
1 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (Kenya) 9:19.11; 2 Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) 9:19.24; 4 Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) 9:20.01; 6 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:24.27; 7 Virginia Nyambura (Kenya) 9:26.21; 10 Salima Elouali Alami (Morocco) 9:32.15; 14 Fadwa Sidi Madane (Morocco) 9:41.45; 15 Roseflin Chepnge’tich (Kenya) 9:46.08
10000m
1 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 31:41.31; 2 Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) 31:41.77; 5 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) 31:44.42; 7 Alemitu Heroye (Ethiopia) 31:49.73; 8 Betsy Saina (Kenya) 31:51.35; 9 Belyanesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 31:53.01; 17 Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 32:20.95 PB/ NR; 24 Nazret Weldu (Eritrea) 35:14.18
Heptathlon
18 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Nigeria) 5,951 points
AFRICAN MEDAL TABLE AS AT DAY FIVE WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST)
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Kenya 6 3 2
Ethiopia 1 2 0
Eritrea 1 0 0
South Africa 1 0 0
Egypt 0 1 0
Tunisia 0 1 0
Uganda 0 0 1

Kenyan newcomer Bett, Rudisha and Dibaba strike gold as Kenya maintain medal table lead-Day Four World champs

Nicholas Bett ran a lifetime best of 47.709 seconds to win the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Beijing China

Nicholas Bett ran a lifetime best of 47.709 seconds to win the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Beijing China


Little-known Kenyan policeman Nicholas Bett stole the limelight on Day Four at the World Athletics Championships when he triumphed in well executed 400m hurdles final on Tuesday (24 August).
Drawn in the lane nine Bett ran blind unable to see his seven opponents until the home straight. Nonetheless he clocked a lifetime best of 47.79 seconds.
Nicholas Bett's finally steps out of the shadows into the limelight of world athletics . He is the first sub 48 seconds 400m hurdler in Kenya. Bett also run the first sub 48 seconds in the world this year

Nicholas Bett’s finally steps out of the shadows into the limelight of world athletics. Bett also run the first sub 48 seconds in the world this year. He is Kenya’s first sub 48 seconds 400m hurdler.


This is the world’s quickest time in the event this year. What’s more he shatters the old Kenya record of 48.23 by Eric Keter at the 1993 World championship in Stuttgart Germany.

Genzebe Dibaba  prevailed in women's 1500m to hand Ethiopia their first gold medal at this championship

Genzebe Dibaba prevailed in women’s 1500m to hand Ethiopia their first gold medal at this championship


Meanwhile Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba clocked 4:08.09 to win women 1500m. This is her first outdoor world championships medal. dibaba hands Ethiopia’s their first gold medal of this championship. Kenyan Faith Chepnge’tich Kipyego claimed the silver medal.

David Lekuta Rudisha carried the day in a relatively slow but tactical men's 800m finals

David Lekuta Rudisha carried the day in men’s 800m final.


Kenyan David Lekuta Rudisha carried the day in a relatively slow (1:45.84) but tactical 800m final Rudisha who first won the two lap event at the 2011 world championship in Daegu south Korea, did not defend his title two years later due to a leg injury.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA AS DAY FOUR (TUESDAY 24 AUGUST)
NOTE
Results include only those who completed the contest in the final of their respective event.
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record
MEN
400m Hurdles
1 Nicholas Bett (Kenya) 47.79 PB/NR; 5 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti (Kenya) 48.33
800m
1 David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1:45.84; 4 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) 1:46.35; 7 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:47.09
3000m Steeplechase
1 Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) 8:11.28; 2 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12:38; 3 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:12.54; 4 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:12.62; 7 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:17.73; 11 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:25.72;14 Hicham Bouchicha (Algeria) 8:33.79; 15 Tolosa Nurgi (Ethiopia) 8:44.81
10000m
2 Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (Kenya) 27:01.76; 3 Paul Kipnge’tich Tanui (Kenya) 27:02.83; 3 Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) 27:04.77; 6 Abrar Osman (Eritrea) 27:43.21; 8 Timothy Toroitich (Uganda) 27:44.90; 9 Joshua Kirui Cheptegei (Uganda) 27:48.89; 10 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 27:54.47; 11 Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 28:07.50;13 Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) 28:14.72; 19 Teklemariam Mehdin (Eritrea) 28:39.26; 20 Stephen Mokoka (South Africa)
28:47.40
20km Race Walk
11 Lebogang Shange (South Africa) 1:21:43 NR
Hammer
7 Mostafa Elgamel (Egypt) 76.81
Marathon
1 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:12.27; 2 Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) 2:13:07; 3 Solomon Munyo Mutai (Uganda) 2:13:29; 6 Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) 2:14:42; 7 Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) 2:14:53; 9 Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) 2:15:06; 10 Jackson Kiprop (Uganda) 2:15:15; 15 Berhanu Lemi (Ethiopia) 2:17:36; 22 Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:21.19; 23 Cuthbert Nyasango (Zimbabwe) 2:22:14; 26 Celestin Nihorimbere (Burundi) 2:23:28; 30 Cephas Pasipamiri (Zimbabwe) 2:25.04; 37 Gilbert Mutandiro (Zimbabwe) 2:31:34; 41 Desmond Mokgobu (South Africa) 2:34:10; 42 Fabiano Joseph (Tanzania) 2:35:26
WOMEN
1500m
1 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:08.09; 2 Faith Chepnge’tich Kipyegon (Kenya) 4:08.96; 4 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 4:10.26; 9 Rababe Arafi (Morocco) 4:13.66; 12 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 4:16.98
10000m
1 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 31:41.31; 2 Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) 31:41.77; 5 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) 31:44.42; 7 Alemitu Heroye (Ethiopia) 31:49.73; 8 Betsy Saina (Kenya) 31:51.35; 9 Belyanesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 31:53.01; 17 Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 32:20.95 PB/ NR; 24 Nazret Weldu (Eritrea) 35:14.18
Heptathlon
18 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Nigeria) 5,951points
AFRICAN MEDAL TABLE AS DAY FOUR TUESDAY 25 AUGUST)
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Kenya 4 3 2
Ethiopia 1 2 0
Eritrea 1 0 0
Uganda 0 0 1