The 1985 African Championships in Athletics were held in Cairo, Egypt between 15 and 18 August.

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +1.8 m/s)
Chidi Imo
 Nigeria
10.22 Charles-Louis Seck
 Senegal
10.37 Victor Edet
 Nigeria
10.44
200 metres
(wind: +1.9 m/s)
Simeon Kipkemboi
 Kenya
20.82 Innocent Egbunike
 Nigeria
20.85 Alfred Nyambane
 Kenya
20.92
400 metres Innocent Egbunike
 Nigeria
45.22 CR Gabriel Tiacoh
 Ivory Coast
45.44 David Kitur
 Kenya
46.01
800 metres Sammy Koskei
 Kenya
1:45.30 Moussa Fall
 Senegal
1:45.95 Juma Ndiwa
 Kenya
1:46.67
1500 metres Omer Khalifa
 Sudan
3:37.74 CR Abdi Bile
 Somalia
3:38.19 Joseph Chesire
 Kenya
3:38.72
5000 metres[a] Wodajo Bulti
 Ethiopia
14:40.12 Paul Kipkoech
 Kenya
14:43.05 John Ngugi
 Kenya
14:44.33
10,000 metres Wodajo Bulti
 Ethiopia
28:22.43 Kipsubai Koskei
 Kenya
28:26.63 Paul Kipkoech
 Kenya
28:29.64
Marathon Ahmed Salah
 Djibouti
2:23:01 Kebede Balcha
 Ethiopia
2:24:31 Dereje Nedi
 Ethiopia
2:25:41
3000 metre steeplechase Julius Kariuki
 Kenya
8:20.74 CR Joshua Kipkemboi
 Kenya
8:21.70 Féthi Baccouche
 Tunisia
8:38.94
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +0.7 m/s)
René Djédjémel Mélédjé
 Ivory Coast
14.14 Ikechukwu Mbadugha
 Nigeria
14.47 Hisham Mohamed Makin
 Egypt
14.52
400 metres hurdles Amadou Dia Bâ
 Senegal
48.29 CR Henry Amike
 Nigeria
49.16 René Djédjémel Mélédjé
 Ivory Coast
49.59
4 × 100 metres relay  Nigeria
Iziaq Adeyanju
Ikpoto Eseme
Victor Edet
Chidi Imo
39.28 CR  Kenya
Alfred Nyambane
Simeon Kipkemboi
Joseph Sainah
Peter Wekesa
39.91  Algeria
Abdesslam Kadouri
Abdelkader Kaci
Djamel Boudebibah
Mustapha Kamel Selmi
40.14
4 × 400 metres relay  Kenya
Julius Sang
Tito Sawe
Alfred Nyambane
David Kitur
3:01.86 CR  Nigeria
Innocent Egbunike
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3:05.51  Senegal 3:07.94
20 kilometre road walk Abdelwahab Ferguène
 Algeria
1:33:28 Shemsu Hassan
 Ethiopia
1:42:26 Abderrahmane Djebbar
 Algeria
1:49:26
High jump Moussa Sagna Fall
 Senegal
2.17 Ogmore Okoro
 Nigeria
2.17 Khalid Koughbar
 Morocco
2.11
Pole vault Choukri Abahnini
 Tunisia
4.60 Mourad Mahour Bacha
 Algeria
4.50 Youssef Qortobi
 Morocco
4.50
Long jump Paul Emordi
 Nigeria
7.90 Joseph Kio
 Nigeria
7.81 Mustapha Benmrah
 Morocco
7.56
Triple jump Paul Emordi
 Nigeria
16.56 Joseph Kio
 Nigeria
16.26 Mamadou Diallo
 Senegal
16.17
Shot put Ahmed Mohamed Ashoush
 Egypt
19.34 Ahmed Kamel Shata
 Egypt
19.23 Mohamed Fatihi
 Morocco
17.40
Discus throw Christian Okoye
 Nigeria
63.56 CR Mohamed Naguib Hamed
 Egypt
62.24 Hassan Ahmed Hamad
 Egypt
55.38
Hammer throw Hakim Toumi
 Algeria
70.56 CR Yacine Louail
 Algeria
61.30 Ahmed Ibrahim Taha
 Egypt
61.54
Javelin throw Ahmed Mahour Bacha
 Algeria
80.04 CR Mongi Alimi
 Tunisia
75.30 Justin Arop
 Uganda
74.60
Decathlon Mourad Mahour Bacha
 Algeria
6712 Abu El Makarem El Hamd
 Egypt
5642 Landry Nzambé-Busugu
 Gabon
5259

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +0.9 m/s)
Rufina Uba
 Nigeria
11.61 Doris Wiredu
 Ghana
11.82 Lynda Eseimokumo
 Nigeria
11.86
200 metres Rufina Uba
 Nigeria
23.79 Mary Onyali
 Nigeria
23.98 Martha Appiah
 Ghana
24.10
400 metres Kehinde Vaughan
 Nigeria
53.33 Doris Wiredu
 Ghana
53.62 Grace Bakari
 Ghana
53.72
800 metres Selina Chirchir
 Kenya
2:03.70 Mary Chemweno
 Kenya
2:04.58 Fatima Aouam
 Morocco
2:04.91
1500 metres Mary Chemweno
 Kenya
4:17.90 Fatima Aouam
 Morocco
4:19.11 Hellen Kimaiyo
 Kenya
4:22.85
3000 metres Hellen Kimaiyo
 Kenya
9:18.53 Hassania Darami
 Morocco
9:19.82 Regina Chemeli
 Kenya
9:20.62
10,000 metres Hassania Darami
 Morocco
35:09.68 Karima Farag Mohamed
 Ethiopia
44:01.32
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +1.3 m/s)
Maria Usifo
 Nigeria
13.52 Cécile Ngambi
 Cameroon
13.81 Albertine Koutouan
 Ivory Coast
14.27
400 metres hurdles Nawal El Moutawakil
 Morocco
56.00 Maria Usifo
 Nigeria
57.02 Marie Womplou
 Ivory Coast
59.85
4 × 100 metres relay  Ghana 45.08  Nigeria
Beatrice Utondu
Mary Onyali
Lynda Eseimokumo
Rufina Ubah
45.45  Ivory Coast 46.98
4 × 400 metres relay  Nigeria 3:36.13  Kenya
Cheruto
Mary Chemweno
Selina Chirchir
Esther Kawaya
3:39.66  Ghana 3:42.32
High jump Awa Dioum-Ndiaye
 Senegal
1.76 Kawther Akrémi
 Tunisia
1.76 Lucienne N'Da
 Ivory Coast
1.70
Long jump Marianne Mendoza
 Senegal
6.15 Grace Armah
 Ghana
6.01 Caroline Nwajei
 Nigeria
6.00
Shot put Souad Malloussi
 Morocco
15.20 Agnès Tchuinté
 Cameroon
14.74 Odette Mistoul
 Gabon
14.54
Discus throw Zoubida Laayouni
 Morocco
51.80 Mariette Van Heerden
 Zimbabwe
50.14 Aïcha Dahmous
 Algeria
48.84
Javelin throw Agnès Tchuinté
 Cameroon
54.00 Samia Djémaa
 Algeria
50.50 Samira Benhamza
 Morocco
49.32
Heptathlon Chérifa Meskaoui
 Morocco
5294 Nacèra Achir
 Algeria
5286 Yasmina Azzizi
 Algeria
4909

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Nigeria (NGR)1110324
2 Kenya (KEN)76821
3 Morocco (MAR)52613
4 Algeria (ALG)44412
5 Senegal (SEN)4228
6 Ethiopia (ETH)2316
7 Egypt (EGY)1337
 Ghana (GHA)1337
9 Tunisia (TUN)1214
10 Cameroon (CMR)1203
11 Ivory Coast (CIV)1157
12 Djibouti (DJI)1001
 Sudan (SUD)1001
14 Somalia (SOM)0101
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)0101
16 Gabon (GAB)0022
17 Uganda (UGA)0011
Totals (17 nations)404039119

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The athletes ran an extra lap, making the distance 5400 metres in total.