World champs Yego, Kiyeng, Bett honored at Kenya’s 2015 Sports Personality of the Year Awards

World Athletics Championship gold medallists Julius Yego, Hyvin Kiyeng and Nicholas Bett stole the limelight at Kenya’s 2015 Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Nairobi Kenya on Friday (16 January) The world javelin champion Julius Yego was crowned Male Sports Personality of the Year, while the World 3000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng was named [...]

Ghribi voted Tunisia 2015 Sportswoman of the Year

AFRICAN 3000m steeplechase record holder Habiba Ghribi is Tunisia’s 2015 Sportswoman of the Year. She was a clear winner in the poll conducted by the Tunisian media and private sector in the capital Tunis. Ghribi was runner up in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the world championship in Beijing China. This is her second silver [...]

Khoua, Kibiwot, Beriso, Kaytlin, Geel, bag gold medals at African Junior Athletics champs-Day One

Moroccan long jumper Mochine Khoua won the first gold medal at th12th African Junior Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Thursday (05 March). Khoua leaped to a distance of 7.45m (-0.1) to claim victory. Nigeria Theddus Okpara was second ahead of Algeria Yasser Triki. On the infield South African Leandri Geel won the women’s [...]

Araptuny’s triumph in Budapest a boost for Uganda’s World Championship campaign next month

UGANDA can comfortably enter a full complement of three athletes in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at next month’s IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow Russia. This after Jacob Araptuny led fellow Ugandans Benjamin Kiplagat, and Timothy Torotich in a rare victory over Kenyan rivals. It was Africa’s highlight at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial meet in [...]

Ivory Coast’s Ahoure set national record as Moroccan Akkaoui shines

MURIELLE Ahoure improved her ivory Coast nationals record in 100m at the Scotteville-les-Rouen International meet in north west France on Monday (08 July). The Olympic finalist emerged a clear winner in 10.91 (+1.5). Her previous best was 10.99 (+1.3) in her Olympic semifinal in London last year. Her previous best this season was 11.01 in [...]