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African Youth Athletics Championships

The African Youth Athletics Championships is a biennial continental Confederation of African Athletics. First held in 2013, it a youth category event open to athletes aged fifteen and seventeen.[1]

The competition was the third continental athletics competition to be created for that age level, following in the steps of the South American and Oceanian events. Its proposal came at the similar time as that for the European Athletics Youth Championships, marked a growing interest in international competition for younger people.[2][3]

Editions

Year City Country Date Venue No. of
events
No. of
athletes
1 2013 Warri  Nigeria 28–31 March Warri Township Stadium 36
2 2015 Reduit  Mauritius 23–26 April Maryse Justin Stadium 38 350

Championships records

Boys

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Championships Place Ref
100 m 10.50 (+0.7 m/s) Tlotliso Gift Leotlea  South Africa 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [4]
200 m 20.84 (+1.2 m/s) Tlotliso Gift Leotlea  South Africa 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [5]
400 m 47.06 Karabo Sibanda  Botswana 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [6]
800 m 1:47.01 Robert Biwott  Kenya 31 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
1500 m 3:41.96 Robert Biwott  Kenya 29 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
3000 m 7:56.29 Davies Kiplangat  Kenya 25 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [7]
110 m hurdles 14.00 (-1.6 m/s) Ifeanyichukwu Andrew Atuma  Nigeria 31 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
400 m hurdles 52.28 Geoffrey Kipngetich  Kenya 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [8]
2000 m steeplechase 5:37.05 Vincent Kipyegon  Kenya 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [9]
High jump 2.04 m Aobakwe Nkobela  Botswana 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [10]
Long jump 7.41 (-0.4 m/s) Muchine Khoua  Morocco 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius
Triple jump 15.18 (+0.9 m/s) Edoki Fabian Ime  Nigeria 30 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
Shot put 20.89 m Burger Lampbrecht  South Africa 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [11]
Discus throw 64.88 m Werner Visser  South Africa 23 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [12]
Javelin throw 72.68 m Henru van Vuuren  South Africa 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [13]
Octathlon 5363 pts Bryan Tonta  Mauritius 23 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius
11.29 (+0.4 m/s) (100 m), 6.57 (-0.5 m/s) (long jump), 11.59 m (shot put), 52.72 (400 m), 14.58 (0.0 m/s) (110 m hurdles), 1.93 m (high jump), 31.20 m (javelin), 3:04.61 (1000 m)
10000 m walk 46:09.53 Pierre Vermaak  South Africa 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [14]
Swedish relay 1:53.35 Ebrima Camara
Alieu Joof
Sonko Alagie
Keita Tijani
 Gambia 31 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria

Girls

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Championships Place Ref
100 m 11.73 (+0.7 m/s) Nicola de Bruyn  South Africa 23 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [15]
200 m 23.59 (+0.5 m/s) Nicola de Bruyn  South Africa 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [16]
400 m 54.46 Edidiong Ofonime Odiong  Nigeria 29 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
800 m 2:05.05 Zeyituna Mohammed Aliyi  Ethiopia 29 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
1500 m 4:17.37 Beatha Nishimwe  Rwanda 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [17]
3000 m 9:10.57 Emily Chebet  Kenya 23 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [18]
100 m hurdles 13.30 (+1.0 m/s) Taylon Bieldt  South Africa 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [19]
400 m hurdles 59.22 Taylon Bieldt  South Africa 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [20]
2000 m steeplechase 6:20.47 Sandra Felis Chebet  Kenya 25 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [21]
High jump 1.80 m Siba Rhizlane  Morocco 30 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
Pole vault 3.20 m May Massika Mezioud  Algeria 23 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [22]
Long jump 5.73 m (+0.7 m/s) Renate van Tonder  South Africa 25 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [23]
Triple jump 12.56 m Kasie Veronica Ugeh  Nigeria March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
Shot put 14.95 m Yolandi Stander  South Africa 23 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [24]
Discus throw 42.95 m Chane Coetzee  South Africa 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [25]
Hammer throw 61.52 m Esraa Mohamed Mostafa Mohamed  Egypt 29 March 2013 2013 Championships Warri, Nigeria
Javelin throw 49.72 m Anneke Germishuis  South Africa 25 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [26]
Heptathlon 4733 pts Sylvia Schulz  Namibia 25 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius
15.04 (+1.1 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.57 m (high jump), 9.24 m (shot put), 26.19 (+3.1 m/s) (200 m), 5.24 m (long jump), 30.45 m (javelin), 2:19.94 (800 m)
5000 m walk 25:20.28 Fadakemi Floren Olude  Nigeria 26 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [27]
Swedish relay 2:08.71 Omotayo Abolaji
Aniekeme Alphonsus
Blessing Adiakerenwa
Praise Idamadudu
 Nigeria 24 April 2015 2015 Championships Moka, Mauritius [28]

References

  1. ^ Minshull, Phil (2013-03-31). Kenya's Chepwogen, Jepkemei and Biwott impress at African Youth Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  2. ^ Timetable 1st African Youth Championships. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  3. ^ Mistrzostwa Europy dla juniorów młodszych? (Polish). PZLA (2013-03-13). Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
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External links

  • Confederation of African Athletics website
  • African Youth Championships Records – Men
  • African Youth Championships Records – Women
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