XI African Junior Athletics Championships
Dates29 August – 1 September
Host cityBambous, Mauritius
VenueGermain Comarmond Stadium
Participation223 athletes from
29 nations
Records set2 championship records

The 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships was the eleventh edition of the biennial, continental athletics tournament for African athletes aged 19 years or younger. It was held at the Germain Comarmond Stadium in Bambous, Mauritius from 29 August – 1 September. A total of 223 athletes from 29 nations competed.[1] Neither pole vault event was held, due to a lack of entries, and the decathlon and heptathlon competitions were also not contested.[2]

Originally scheduled to be held in South Africa, a dispute between Athletics South Africa and the national sports ministry resulted in the cancellation of holding rights in June 2013. Bambous, the 2009 host, stepped in at short notice to hold the event.[3]

The medal table was a closely contested affair. Nigeria had the most gold medals with nine in its haul of 19 medals. South Africa had seven golds, but had the highest overall total with 24 medals. Ethiopia also had seven golds, and had the second highest medal haul with 22. Egypt (five golds, 11 in total) and Kenya (four golds, 17 in total) were the next best performing nations. Of the 29 participating nations, 15 reached the medal table. Nigeria performed well in the sprinting events, Ethiopia and Kenya shared most of the middle- and long-distance running medals, while South Africa and Egypt took many medals in the field events.[4]

Wind affected most of the sprints and jumps events, slowing the track times and carrying the jumpers to further distances. Two championship records were improved during the competition: Sabelo Ntokozo Ndlovu cleared 15.92 m (52 ft 2+34 in) in the men's triple jump and Ahmed Hassan set a new standard of 19.59 m (64 ft 3+14 in) in the men's shot put.[4]

Several athletes won multiple individual medals. Among them, Martin Moses Kurong was the men's 10,000 m winner and 5000 m bronze medallist, Geraldine Ann Duvenhage and Mohamed Kalifa were double silver medallists in the men's and women's shot put and discus throw events, and Tegest Tamangnu Yuma was runner-up in both the women's short sprints. South Africa's Duwayne Boer was the long jump winner and took bronze in the triple jump. Nigeria's Ese Brume was the women's long jump winner and triple jump runner-up, as well as a gold medallist in the 4×100 metres relay. South Africa's Megan Wilke won the javelin throw and surprisingly she also took the high jump silver medal.[5]

Nigeria's 200 m champion, Divine Oduduru, progressed to the junior level after his sprint double at the 2013 African Youth Athletics Championships.[6] The Ethiopian duo Tigist Gashaw and Dawit Seyaum were first and second in the women's 1500 metres, switching their placings from the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics.[4]

Medal summary


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Harry Chukwudike (NGR) 10.54  Mamus Emuobonuvie (NGR) 10.58  Jonathan Permal (MRI) 10.65
200 metres
(Wind: −3.6 m/s)
 Divine Oduduru (NGR) 21.19  Jonathan Permal (MRI) 21.26  Fana James Mokofeng (RSA) 21.62
400 metres  Denis Opio (UGA) 46.94  Omeiza Akerele (NGR) 47.32  Mohamed Belbachir (ALG) 47.40
800 metres  Berke Kahsay (ETH) 1:46.94  Jonathan Kitilit (KEN) 1:48.03  Nader Belhanbel (MAR) 1:48.49
1500 metres  Mathew Kiptanui (KEN) 3:39.91  John Maina (KEN) 3:42.31  Chalachew Shemeles (ETH) 3:42.45
5000 metres  Moses Mukono (KEN) 13:54.36  Abdallah Kibet Mande (UGA) 13:55.10  Martin Moses Kurong (UGA) 13:56.39
10,000 metres  Martin Moses Kurong (UGA) 28:31.80  Elvis Cheboi (KEN) 28:36.28  Josephat Kiprop (KEN) 28:37.09
110 metres hurdles
(Wind: −3.6 m/s)
 Mohamed Koussi (MAR) 14.14  Tiaan Smit (RSA) 14.30  Behailu Alemshet (ETH) 14.57
400 metres hurdles  Constant Pretorius (RSA) 51.08  Kenneth Kurui (KEN) 52.65  Orwin Emilien (MRI) 53.18
3000 metres steeplechase  Festus Kiprono (KEN) 8:38.99  Zewdu Molla (ETH) 8:51.73  Gigsa Tolosa (ETH) 8:55.38
4×100 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Mamus Emuobonuvie
Tega Odele
Divine Oduduru
Harry Chukwudike
40.36  Mauritius (MRI)
Jean-Yann de Grace
Jonathan Permal
Orwin Emilien
Julien Meunier
40.86  South Africa (RSA)
Keenan Michau
Walter Ungerer
Fana James Mokofeng
Wesley Pinidele
4×400 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Adedamola Adenui
Charles Okezie
Ugochukwu Ottah
Omeiza Akerele
3:14.50  Gambia (GAM)
Wandifa Sanneth
Ebrahima Camara
Omar Jammeh
Tijan Keita
3:14.76  Ethiopia (ETH)
Fikre Muluken
Mohammed Gemechu
Alemayehu Abera
Chala Abebe
10,000 m walk  Aymene Sabri (ALG) 45:58.52  Getamesay Nigusse (ETH) 46:07.94  Abdessamie Saidani (ALG) 47:21.24
High jump  Omar Kaseb (EGY) 2.11 m  Theddus Okpara (NGR) 2.05 m  Heath Takudzwa Muchichwa (ZIM) 2.00 m
Long jump  Duwayne Andrew Boer (RSA) 7.58 m (w)  Babajide Okulaja (NGR) 7.42 m (w)  Ruto Kiplagat (KEN) 7.28 m
Triple jump  Sabelo Ntokozo Ndlovu (RSA) 15.92 m CR  Ruto Kiplagat (KEN) 15.43 m  Duwayne Andrew Boer (RSA) 15.13 m
Shot put  Mostafa Amr Hassan (EGY) 19.59 m CR  Mohamed Kalifa (EGY) 19.05 m  Ruan Combrinck (RSA) 17.08 m
Discus throw  Gerhard De Beer (RSA) 55.58 m  Mohamed Kalifa (EGY) 50.98 m  Ahmed Elghobashy (EGY) 50.28 m
Hammer throw  Eslam Ibrahim (EGY) 74.49 m  Hisham Loufti Abd El Wahab (EGY) 61.74 m  Dean William (SEY) 52.29 m
Javelin throw  Alex Kiprotich (KEN) 71.43 m  Reinhard Vanzyl (RSA) 69.73 m  Maged Mohsen El Amer (EGY) 69.40 m


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Thebogo Mamathu (RSA) 11.98  Tegest Tamangnu (ETH) 12.12  Philippa Van Der Merve (RSA) 12.16
200 metres
(Wind: −3.5 m/s)
 Nkiruka Uwakwe (NGR) 24.21  Tegest Tamangnu (ETH) 24.27  Loungo Matihaku (BOT) 24.62
400 metres  Ada Benjamin (NGR) 52.87  Rita Ossai (NGR) 53.84  Selam Abrhaley (ETH) 54.80
800 metres  Alem Gereziher (ETH) 2:03.78  Agatha Kimaswai (KEN) 2:04.91  Tigst Assefa (ETH) 2:05.65
1500 metres  Dawit Seyaum (ETH) 4:09.00  Tigist Gashaw (ETH) 4:12.38  Sheila Chepnegetich (KEN) 4:13.15
3000 metres  Haftamnesh Tesfay (ETH) 9:32.33  Sheila Chepnegetich (KEN) 9:32.97  Roman Giday (ETH) 9:36.41
5000 metres  Ruti Aga (ETH) 16:00.98  Lina Cheruto (KEN) 16:04.34  Alemitu Heroye (ETH) 16:08.85
100 metres hurdles
(Wind: −2.8 m/s)
 Marthe Koala (BUR) 14.09  Favour Efe (NGR) 14.53  Mercia Ventea (RSA) 15.04
400 metres hurdles  Dihia Haddar (ALG) 58.82  Meaza Kebede (ETH) 1:01.21  Daisy Akpofa (NGR) 1:01.34
3000 metres steeplechase  Weynshet Ansa (ETH) 9:59.46  Marion Jepkonga Kibor (KEN) 10:02.46  Lina Cheruto (KEN) 10:03.74
4×100 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Nkiruka Uwakwe
Ese Brume
Margaret Bolufawi
Nkem Ezealah
46.28  South Africa (RSA)
Mercia Ventea
Philippa Van Der Merve
Stacey Welsch
Thebogo Mamathu
47.56 Not awarded
4×400 metres relay  Nigeria (NGR)
Nkiruka Uwakwe
Ada Benjamn
Abike Egbeniyi
Rita Ossai
3:37.93  Ethiopia (ETH)
Selam Abrhaley
Tigst Assefa
Mahlet Mulugeta
Alem Gereziher
3:42.18  South Africa (RSA)
Lezaan Jordaan
Philippa Van Der Merve
Janet Seeliger
Izelle Neuhoff
5000 m walk  Askale Tiksa (ETH) 25:30.90  Anel Opsthuizen (RSA) 25:39.44  Sarah Loveth Malagu (NGR) 26:16.53
High jump  Rhizlane Siba (MAR) 1.75 m  Megan Wilke (RSA) 1.60 m  Anna Milizar (MRI) 1.60 m
Long jump  Ese Brume (NGR) 6.33 m (w)  Janet Seeliger (RSA) 6.00 m  Marthe Koala (BUR) 5.60 m (w)
Triple jump  Lerato Sechele (LES) 12.62 m (w)  Ese Brume (NGR) 12.52 m (w)  Amira Bendrif (MAR) 12.16 m (w)
Shot put  Lezaan Jordaan (RSA) 15.07 m  Geraldine Ann Duvenhage (RSA) 13.47 m  Juditha Aniefuna (NGR) 13.26 m
Discus throw  Fadya El Kasaby (EGY) 42.71 m  Geraldine Ann Duvenhage (RSA) 42.00 m  Marie Helen Rose (SEY) 28.03 m
Hammer throw  Aya Ebrahem Adly (EGY) 53.88 m  Chene Margo Coetzee (RSA) 49.66 m  Yasmine Talbi (ALG) 48.95 m
Javelin throw  Megan Wilke (RSA) 47.42 m  Seba Bassem El Sehily (EGY) 47.29 m  Zandri Bailey (RSA) 46.30 m

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Mauritius)

1 Nigeria97319
2 South Africa79824
3 Ethiopia77822
4 Egypt54211
5 Kenya49417
6 Uganda2114
7 Algeria2035
8 Morocco2024
9 Burkina Faso1012
10 Lesotho1001
11 Mauritius*0235
12 Gambia0101
13 Seychelles0022
14 Botswana0011
Totals (15 nations)404039119



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