African Zone VI Athletics Championships
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Genreoutdoor track and field
Frequencyannual
Venuevaries
Inaugurated1987
Most recent1995
ParticipantsSouthern African nations
Organised byConfederation of African Athletics

The African Zone VI Athletics Championships was an annual international athletics competition between Southern African nations, organised by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). First held in 1987, it was held each year until 1990 and discontinued completely after 1995, as it was replaced by the African Southern Region Athletics Championships, due to the CAA changing its regional championship formatting.[1]

An African Zone VI Marathon Championships was also held on one occasion in 1989. It was hosted by Swaziland in Mbabane and the hosts won both the men's individual and team titles, led by Tom Dlamini in 2:24:34 hours.

Editions

Edition Year City Country Date Nations Athletes
1 1987 Harare Zimbabwe [1]
2 1988 Gaborone Botswana [1]
3 1989 Luanshya Zambia [1]
4 1990 Windhoek Namibia [1]
5 1995 Harare Zimbabwe [1]

Events

The competition programme features 34 regular athletics events: seven track running events, two obstacle events, three jumps, three throws, and two relays for both the sexes.[1]

Track running
Obstacle events
Jumping events
Throwing events
Relay races

A men's 20K run was included in 1987 and 1989. A men's decathlon was held in 1990 and in 1989 a men's nonathlon (no pole vault) and women's heptathlon was held. A men's 5000 metres race walk was contested in 1990. Men's pole vault was held on three occasions only, and women never competed in this event. A women's 400 m hurdles was first held in 1989 and a women's triple jump was introduced in 1995. For the first four editions, women competed in the 3000 metres rather than the standard 5000 m. A women's 4 × 200 metres relay was held once in 1989.[1]

Participation

Men's champions

100 metres

200 metres

400 metres

800 metres

1500 metres

5000 metres

10,000 metres

20K run

3000 metres steeplechase

110 metres hurdles

400 metres hurdles

High jump

Pole vault

Long jump

Triple jump

Shot put

Discus throw

Hammer throw

Javelin throw

Combined events

A nonathlon was held in 1989, featuring the same events as the decathlon minus the pole vault, before a full decathlon was held in 1990

5000 metres walk

4 × 100 metres relay

4 × 400 metres relay

Women's champions

100 metres

200 metres

400 metres

800 metres

1500 metres

3000 metres

5000 metres

10,000 metres

100 metres hurdles

400 metres hurdles

High jump

Long jump

Triple jump

Shot put

Discus throw

Javelin throw

Heptathlon

4 × 100 metres relay

4 × 200 metres relay

4 × 400 metres relay

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h African Zone VI Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
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