Libya’s Khawaja make history in dramatic style

Mohamed Khawaja fullfiled his date with Libyan athletics history. After his 400m victory the drama followed. Mohamed Ashour Khawaja wrote his name into Libyan folklore in dramatic fashion on Day Three at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi Kenya on Friday (30 July). Only those who do not follow athletics closely would not [...]

El Ghazaly pulls a hatrick, Bourrada a championships record

From left Omar El Ghazaly (1392) won the discus for the third consecutive outing. Algeria’s Lardi Bouraada (1004) set a decathlon champinships record. Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot (1718) prevailed inthe women’s 5000m and Morocco’s Nisrin Dinar won the women’s pole vault.    Despite a season plagued with injury Egyptian defending champion Omar Abdellatif El Ghazaly retained his discus [...]

Meite, Adigun, Okagbare sparkle as gold rush intensifies

From left Cote d’Ivoire’s Ben Yossef Meite (1345) won the men’s 100m. Second left Seun Adigun (1416) prevailed in women’s 100m Hurdles.  Second right Nigerian Bklessing Okagbare (1442) wins womens 100. Right (wide picture of men’s 100m final.  Ben Youssef Meite made history handing Cote d’Ivoire their first gold medal at the Africa Senior Championships since [...]

Senegal’s Sene shines at Africa Championships-Day One

From left Senegal’s Amy Sene Africa’s new women’s hammer throw champion edged out Egyptian defending champion Marwa Ahmed Hussein (second from left). Burger (1727) lead Rolie Potgierter (1285) and Orazio Cremora (1256) in a South African medal  sweep in the men’s shot put. Left Kenya’s Wilson Kiprop (1740) leads Ugandan Moses Ndiemo Kipsiro (11.02) and Kenyan Geoffrey Mutahi [...]

Benin given a month to confirm being 2012 Africa Championships hosts

Confederation of Africa Athletics (CA) President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum says the Benin Athletics Federation have a month to secure their government’s written commitment to support the staging of the 2012 Africa Athletics Championships  or else…. The Benin Athletics Federation have one month to secure government guarantee to host the 2012 Africa Senior Athletics Championships. During [...]