I West African Games
Dates27 August – 3 September 1977
Host cityLagos, Nigeria
VenueNational Stadium, Lagos
Events34
Participation10 nations


The athletics competition at the West African Games was held from 27 August – 3 September 1977 at the National Stadium, Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria. A total 34 events were contested, 21 for men and 13 for women

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Amadou Meïté (CIV) 10.59  Ohene Karikari (GHA) 10.59  Albert Lomotey (GHA) 10.65
200 metres  Georges Kablan Degnan (CIV) 21.18  Amadou Meïté (CIV) 21.25  Samson Oyeledun (NGR) 21.40
400 metres  Felix Imadiyi (NGR) 45.60  Joseph Bandu (NGR) 46.89  Ahmed Garba (NGR) 47.35
800 metres  Lorenz Azuh (NGR) 1:49.2a  William Amakye (GHA) 1:50.3a  Hope Ezeigbo (NGR) 1:50.8a
1500 metres  Lorenz Azuh (NGR) 3:51.88  Halidu Zinata (GHA) 3:54.0a  A. Fall (SEN) 3:54.4a
5000 metres  George Umoru (NGR) 14:55.0a  Tony Ekundayo (NGR) 14:58.5a  Cheikh Dieng (SEN) 15:11.6a
10,000 metres  George Osei (GHA) 31:07.2a  I. Ishola (NGR) 31:28.7a  Antoine Mbengue (SEN) 31:39.3a
Marathon  Dankara Mang (NGR) 2:39:19  Baba Ibrahim Suma-Keita (SLE) 2:53:08  U. Bashiru (NGR) 2:53:57
110 m hurdles  Godwin Obasogie (NGR) 13.97  Abdoulaye Sarr (SEN) 14.48  Thomas Nnakwe (NGR) 14.65
400 m hurdles  Martin Fyneface (NGR) 50.80  Timo Ogunjobi (NGR) 51.01  Joe Appiagyei (GHA) 52.18
3000 metres Steeplechase  Joseph Wubala (NGR) 9:21.76  Cheikh Dieng (SEN) 9:32.53  O. Ladomi (NGR) 9:46.9a
High jump  Johnson Ileleji (NGR) 2.07  Lamine Ndao (SEN) 2.02  Wilson Amonfo (GHA) 2.02
Pole vault  Christopher Elili (NGR) 4.42  Tony Urhobo (NGR) 4.30  Abass Goudiaby (SEN) 4.20
Long jump  Charlton Ehizuelen (NGR) 7.92  Emmanuel Mifetu (GHA) 7.73  Joshua Kio (NGR) 7.49
Triple jump  Charlton Ehizuelen (NGR) 16.55  John Dodoo (GHA) 16.04  Moise Pomaney (GHA) 15.80
Shot put  Silas Ogwama (NGR) 15.81  Christopher Okonkwo (NGR) 15.60  Alfred Sumaila (GHA) 15.35
Discus throw  Harrison Salami (NGR) 53.34  Tiékité Somet (CIV) 52.12  Ibrahima Guèye (SEN) 50.68
Hammer throw  Louis Nwagbode (NGR) 46.56  Ebewele Brown (NGR) 45.28  Nicolas Gbeku (GHA) 41.64
Javelin throw  Jacques Ayé Abehi (CIV) 68.33  Djié Gagné (CIV) 66.52  Ludwig Sackey (GHA) 65.46
4 × 100 m relay  Nigeria 39.73  Ivory Coast 39.86  Ghana 39.92
4 × 400 m relay  Nigeria 3:07.87  Ghana 3:12.81  Ivory Coast 3:14.70

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Utifon Ufon Oko (NGR) 11.72  Hannah Afriyie (GHA) 11.76  Rufina Ubah (NGR) 11.97
200 metres  Hannah Afriyie (GHA) 23.60  Utifon Ufon Oko (NGR) 23.92  Grace Bakari (GHA) 24.28
400 metres  Grace Bakari (GHA) 53.92  Mary Akinyemi (NGR) 55.13  Kehinde Vaughan (NGR) 55.88
800 metres  Helena Opoku (GHA) 2:08.83  Joa Afrakuma (GHA) 2:10.5a  Comfort Ighagbon (NGR) 2:10.7a
1500 metres  Ndew Niang (SEN) 4:36.9a  Grace Ebukuyo (NGR) 4:37.4a  Iyabo Ajayi (NGR) 4:43.8a
100 m hurdles  Modupe Oshikoya (NGR) 13.93  Judy Bell-Gam (NGR) 14.30  Elizabeth Bruce (GHA) 14.38
High jump  R. Agbeja (NGR) 1.63  Rose Jackson (NGR) 1.63  Emilia Blavo (GHA) 1.60
Long jump  Modupe Oshikoya (NGR) 6.30  Juliana Mensah (GHA) 6.11  Janet Yawson (GHA) 5.95
Shot put  N. Udu (NGR) 13.06  Nnenna Njoku (NGR) 12.99  Rose Hart (GHA) 12.81
Discus throw  Nnenna Njoku (NGR) 43.66  Rose Hart (GHA) 43.56  Caroline Achugbu (NGR) 40.64
Javelin throw  Nnenna Njoku (NGR) 43.60  Theresa Iwobi (NGR) 42.23  Ajara Kawuribi (GHA) 40.32
4 × 100 m relay  Ghana 45.13  Nigeria 45.29  Senegal 50.10
4 × 400 m relay  Ghana 3:41.51  Nigeria 3:42.26  Senegal 3:56.03

References

Medallists