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

Kemboi makes history, Cheruiyot triumphs as Kenya top medal table on Day Three at World champs

Ezekiel Kemboi lead an unprecedented  Kenyan 1-2-3-4 sweep in men's 3000m steeplechase on Monday 24 August.

Ezekiel Kemboi lead an unprecedented Kenyan 1-2-3-4 sweep in men’s 3000m steeplechase on Monday 24 August.


Defending champion Ezekiel Kemboi retained his 3000m steeplechase crown in a time of 8:11.28 at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing china on Monday (24 August)
In a feat never seen before in the 32 year history of the world championship, Kemboi lead a Kenyan 1-2-3-4 dominant finish.
Kemboi’s triumph is an unprecedented fourth consecutive trip to the summit of the medal podium at this championship. He previously triumphed in 2009 in Berlin Germany, 2011 in Daegu South Korea, and 2013 in Moscow Russia.
As was the case two years ago former world junior champion Conseslus Kipruto was again runner up. Kenyan record holder and 2007 world champion Brimin Kiprop Kipruto was third ahead of Jairus Kipchoge Birech the world’s quickest athlete in this event over the past two years.

Vivian Cheruiyot reclaimed the women's 10000m world championship crown. she first won the event in 2011 in Daegu South Korea.

Vivian Cheruiyot reclaimed the women’s 10000m world championship crown. she first won the event in 2011 in Daegu South Korea.


Earlier on Kenya’s former world champion Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot reclaimed the women’s 10000m crown with a winning time of 31:41.31. Cheruiyot first won this event at the 2011 world championship but did not defend the title two years ago as she took time off to have a baby. In Beijing Ethiopian Gelete Burka was runner up.
Juliet  improved rset a Uganda nationals record in womn's 10000m. In the process she better her personal best by over 36 seconds.

Juliet improved rset a Uganda nationals record in womn’s 10000m. In the process she better her personal best by over 36 seconds.


Ugandan Juliet Chekwel improved the Uganda women’s 10000m national record to 32:20.95. The previous mark was 32:41.95 by Linnet Toroitich at the British Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland last year. Chekwel’s previous best was 32:57.02 whn she placed 16th at the world championships two years ago.
On Monday Kenya surged to the summit of the medal table on the third day at the World championship with two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Eritrea is eighth with one gold medal. Ethiopia is 11 with two silver medals while Uganda is 16th with a bronze medal.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA AS DAY THREE MONDAY 23 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
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
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 THEE MONDAY 25 AUGUST)
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Kenya 2 2 2
Eritrea 1 0 0
Ethiopia 0 2 0
Uganda 0 0 1

Shange better South Africa 20km race walk record

lebogang Shange improved his South Africa 20 km race walk record to 1:21:43. he was 11th in the race.

Lebogang Shange improved his South Africa 20 km race walk record to 1:21:43. He was 11th in the race on Sunday (23 August0.


LEBOGANG Shange set a South Africa 20km race walk record on day two at the World Athletics Championship on Sunday (23 August).
Shange covered the distance in 1:21:43. He shaves off 0.07 seconds of the record he set in Lugano Switzerland on 15 March.
Egyptian Mostafa Elgamel  threw the hammer to a distance of 76.81m to place seventh.

Egyptian mostafa Elgamel threw the hammer to a distance of 76.81m to place seventh.


Meanwhile on the track placed seventh in men’s hammer with a 76.81m effort. Nigeria’s Uhunoma Osazuwa amassed 5,951 points over two days to place 18th in the energy-sapping women’s heptathlon.
Nigerian Uhunoma Osazuwa, the only African in the women's heptathlon was 18th with 5,951 points.

Nigerian Uhunoma Osazuwa, the only African in the women’s heptathlon was 18th with 5,951 points.


SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE 2015 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN BEIJING CHINA AS DAY TWO SUNDAY 23 24 AUGUST
NOTE
Results include only those who completed the contest in the final of their respective event.
NR denotes National Record
MEN
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 Ngus 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
Heptathlon
18 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Nigeria) 5,951 points
AFRICAN MEDAL TABLE AS DAY TWO SUNDAY 23 AUGUST
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Eritrea 1 0 0
Kenya 0 1 1
Ethiopia 0 1 0
Uganda 0 0 1