World Champion Jepkemei wins as a crop of new talent emerge at African Youth Championships-Day Three

WORLD Junior 3000m steeplechase champion Daisy Jepkemei clinched her second individual medal at the inaugural Africa Youth Championships in Warri Delta State Nigeria on Saturday (30 March). Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya consolidated their top three places at the event. While Morocco and Uganda make their entry onto the medal table. With the medalists from at [...]

Gambian Keita sparkles as Egyptians and Nigerians shine at the African Youth Championships-Day Two

Zeyituna Mohammed Aliyi (Ethiopia) 2:05.05; 2 Edau Durets Olti (Ethiopia) GAMBIAN sprinter Tijani Keita stole the limelight winning the boys 400m at the inaugural African Youth Track and Field Championships in Warri Delta State Nigeria on Friday. As expected Nigeria were dominant in the sprints. Egypt bagged most gold medals in the field events as [...]

Nigerian Sports Minister reveals plan for athletes preparation for 2016 Olympics

NIGERIA is to appoint an Olympic Performance Director to spearhead their preparation for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics the Sports Minister Boladji Abdullahi revealed on Thursday (28 March). “We are excited that the Head of State President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday (Wednesday 27 March) approved the plan for us to appoint an Olympic Performance Director [...]

Mahmoud, Chepwogen triumph as Egypt,Kenya take early lead at African World Youth Championships-Day One

AMIRA Khaled Mahmoud (Egypt) is the first medalist at the inaugural African Youth Track and Field Championships in Warri, Delta State in South South Nigeria on Thursday (28 March). This championship features over 430 athletes between the ages of 15 and 17 from 34 countries. It represents Africa’s build up to the IAAF World Youth [...]

Ethiopia’s World champs 10000m trial set for Eugene says Jillo

ATHLETES vying to represent Ethiopia in 10000m at the World Championships must compete in the trials at the Samsung Diamond League meeting in Eugene Oregon State in the USA on 31 May. They are expected to attain the stringent A qualifying standards by the end of the trial, the Ethiopia Athletics Federation Competition Director Dube [...]