Mzazi, leads South African to victory in half marathon at FISU Games

Gladwin Sibabalwe Mzazi (left) and Stephen Lesego Mokoka (right) bagged the gold and silver medals in the men's half marathon event at the World Student games in Kazan Russia.

Gladwin Sibabalwe Mzazi (left) and Stephen Lesego Mokoka (right) bagged the gold and silver medals in the men’s half marathon at the World Student Games in Kazan Russia.

GLADWIN Sibabalwe Mzazi (South Africa) won the half marathon on the last day of the athletics competition at the World University Games (FISU) in Kazan Russia on Friday (12 July).

Mzazi and his training partner Stephen Mokoka were credited with an identical time of 1:03:37. This is Mzazi’s second individual gold medal at World University Games. He was victorious in 10,000m at the 2009 in Bangkok Thailand.

Xolisane Zamkele was placed seventh in the men's half marathon. together with gladwin Mzazi and Stephen Mokoka they won the men's team gold medal

Xolisane Zamkele was placed seventh in the men’s half marathon. together with gladwin Mzazi and Stephen Mokoka they won the men’s team gold medal

Mokoka won the 10,000m gold medal earlier in the week. This time together with Xolisane Zamkele, Mzazi and Mokoka who was will return home with an addition gold medal for the team prize.

South African Portia Thembeka Ngwenya was the only Africa to complete the women's half marathon event

South African Portia Thembeka Ngwenya (No 149) was the only African to complete the women’s half marathon event

Olympic 800m silver medalist  Nigel Amos clinched Botswan's first ever medal at the World University games when he triumphed in 800m

Olympic 800m silver medalist Nigel Amos clinched Botswana’s first ever medal at the World University Games when he triumphed in 800m

Later in the day Botswana earned their first ever medal at the student games through their Olympic 800m silver medalist Nigel Amos. Competing in only his third 800m race since the Olympic final in London last year Amos won the two lap racein 1:46.53.

paul Chelimo's silver medal in 5000m is the only medal Kenya won in athletics at the World University Games

paul Chelimo’s silver medal in 5000m is the only medal Kenya won in athletics at the World University Games

Kenyan Paul Chelimo was runner up in 5000m 13:37.09. While South Africa snatched two bronze medals in men’s and women’s 4x400m relays.
The athletics competition ended Friday (12 July). Hosts Russia topped the medal table with 22 gold 18 silver and nine bronze medals. South African were placed second with five gold, two silver and four bronze medals. Botswana is 13th, Kenya and Senegal jointly 22nd, and Ivory Coast 31st, among 39 countries on the medal table.

SELECTED AFRICAN ATHLETICS RESULTS AT THE WORLD STUDENT GAMES (FISU) ATHLETICS FINAL DAY (07-12 JULY)
NOTE
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event.
PB denotes personal best
NR denotes national record
AR denotes Africa record
MEN
100m (+0.5)
1 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 10.10 PB/ WCQA; 3 Serge Wilfried Hua Koffi (Ivory Coast) 10.21 PB/WCQB
200m (+2.4)
1 Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) 20.00; 6 Serge Wilfried Hua Koffi (Ivory Coast) 20.73; 8 Sibusiso Matsenjwa (Swaziland) 20.99
400m
7 Emmanuel Tugumisirize (Uganda) 46.63
400m Hurdles
2 Amadou Ndiaye (Senegal) 49.90; 8 Pieter Christian Beneke (South Africa) 50.51
800m
Nigel Amos (Botswana) 1:46.53; 6 Rynardt van Rensburg (South Africa) 1:47.70
1500m
3 Jerry Motsau (South Africa) 3:39.51; 6 Paul Chelimo (Kenya) 3:40.41; 7 Andries Hlaselo (South Africa) 3:40.95
5000m
2 Paul Chelimo (Kenya) 13:37.09; 6 Jeromy Andreas 13:56.94; 13 Getnet Dessie Demlew (Ethiopia) 14:33.59
10000m
1 Stephen Mokoka (South Africa) 28:45.96; 8 Genet Dessie Demlew (Ethiopia) 29:35.81; 9 Amon Terer (Kenya) 29:39.36; 11 Benjamin Njia (Uganda) 30:29.41;14 Mohamadou Adamou (Cameroon) 31:30.18
Long Jump
8 Larona Koosomile (Botswana) 7.67 (+1.); 12 Mamadou Gueye (Senegal) 7.43 (+1.2)
Triple Jump
10 Mamdou Gueye (Senegal 15.53 (+0.6)
Javelin
2 John Robert Oosuthizen (South Africa) 81.63 WCQA; 13 Ihab Abd El Rahman (Egypt) 73.42
Shot put
5 Jacobus Petrus Engelbrecht (South Africa) 19.48
4x100m Relay
7 South Africa (Akani Simbine, Henricho Bruintjies, Sebastian Trotter, Anaso Jobodwana) 45.82
4x400m Relay
3 South Africa (Pieter Conradie, Jacques de Swart, Pieter Christian Beneke, Wade van Niekerk) 3:06.16; 7 Botswana (Charles Keene Motukisi, David Busang Siyane, Daniel Lagamang, Bolele Mothusi) 3:15.75
Half Marathon
1 Gladwin Sibabalwe Mzazi (South Africa) 1:03:37; 2 Stephen Lesego Mokoka (South Africa) 1:03:37; 7 Xolisane Zamkele (South Africa) 1:05:38; 30 Amon Terer (Kenya) 1:10:16; 31 Herbert Gidadui (Uganda) 1:10:30; 33 Allen Makweta (Uganda) 1:11:12; 36 Benjamin Njia (Uganda) 1:11:48; 37 Amos Kiprotich (Kenya) 1:14:29; 38 Oumarou Barmou Nabara (Niger) 1:15:40;
Half Marathon Team prize
1 South Africa 3:12:52; 5 Uganda 3:33:30
WOMEN
200m (+1.6)
8 Marie-Josee Gonezie Ta Lou (Ivory Coast) 23.63 PB
400m Hurdles
5 Anneri Ebersohn (South Africa) 57.58
1500m
Docus Ajok (Uganda) 4:25.83
10000m
10 Annet Chebet (Uganda) 34:24.20 PB
Discus
3 Maryke Oberholder (South Africa) 54.09; 13 Charlene Engelbrecht (Namibia) 45.69; 14 Fadya Elkasapy (Egypt) 40.07; 15 Janeth Acan (Uganda) 33.31
4x100m relay
7 Ghana (Asana Abubakari, Bless Duphe, Adelaide Sagoe, Abuigail Dzamesi)
50.37
4x400m Relay
3 South Africa (Sonja van der Merwe, Arista Nienaber, Justine Palframan, Anneri Ebersohn) 3:36.05
Half Marathon
20h Portia Thembeka Ngwenya (South Africa) 1:32:24
FINAL MEDAL TABLE FOR ATHLETICS ONLY AT WORLD STUDENT GAMES (FISU) (Sunday 07 to Friday 12 July 2013)
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
South Africa 5 2 4
Botswana 1 0 0
Kenya 0 1 0
Senegal 0 1 0
Ivory Coast 0 0 1

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