Burundi’s Niyonsaba, Gakeme rule in Padua Italy

FRANCINE Niyonsaba and Antoine Gakeme prevailed in 800m at the European Classic meeting in Padua Italy on Sunday (06 September). A former African women’s 800m champion Niyonaba signalled she is on the comeback trail completing the two lap race in a season best of 1:59.62. Niyonsaba has been out of action for almost two years. [...]

Jobodwana wins, Mouhyadin, Kibrab, Embaye triumph in personal bests

SOUTH African Anaso Jobodwana returned to his winning ways at the Folksam Grand Prix in Goteborg Sweden on Saturday (05 September). In his first competition since his bronze medal effort at the world championship, Jobodwana triumphed in 200m in 20.46 seconds. Djibouti’s 19 year old world junior silver 1500m medallist Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin triumphed in [...]

Uhunoma set Nigeria heptathlon record as Oke, Okaoma, Okon, Odele sparkle in Warri-Nigeria champs

UHUNOMA Osazuwa set a national heptathlon record at the All Nigeria Track and Field Championship in Warri Delta State South South Nigeria on Saturday (31 July). Competing in seven disciplines over two days, Osazuwa accumulated 6,106 points in the energy-sapping test. She improves on her previous national record of 6,049 set in Ottawa Canada on [...]

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

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 [...]

Gebremeskel, Ogoegbunam sparkle at KBC Night of Athletics in Huesden

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 [...]