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1995 All-Africa Games

VI All-Africa Games
Official logo of the Games
Host city Harare, Zimbabwe
Nations participating 46
Events 17 sports
Opening ceremony 13 September
Closing ceremony 23 September
Officially opened by Robert Mugabe
Main venue National Sports Stadium
Cairo 1991 Jo'burg 1999  >

The 6th All-Africa Games were played from 13 to 23 September 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe. 46 countries participated in eighteen sports.

South Africa, having previously been banned from competition by the other African nations, was invited to the games for the first time after the fall of Apartheid.[1]

With a record 6000 athletes participating in the games the games were in danger of growing unmanageable. Juan Antonio Samaranch, asked the organizers not to try to copy the Olympic Games, because of the financial and organizational costs.

Petty controversy again entered the games. An Egyptian woman handball player was accused of being a man[2] and the Egyptian team protested that the lace sleeves worn by the South African gymnasts were too "sexy".

Mozambiques World Champion 800 meter runner Maria de Lurdes Mutola won her speciality in Harare.

Of the 17 sports on the program 8 were open to participation by women: athletics, basketball, gymnastics, handball, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. Women's diving and netball were to be included but were reduced to demonstration sports due to a lack of entries.

At the closing ceremonies the torch was passed to Johannesburg, South Africa to begin preparations for the VIIth All-African Games in 1999.

Medal table

      Host nation
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Africa 64 51 39 154
2  Egypt 61 43 50 154
3  Nigeria 36 31 40 107
4  Algeria 15 16 26 57
5  Kenya 12 11 17 40
6  Tunisia 9 11 19 39
7  Zimbabwe 6 6 23 35
8  Senegal 5 4 6 15
9  Cameroon 3 13 10 26
10  Mauritius 3 6 9 18
11  Madagascar 2 2 5 9
12  Gabon 2 0 6 8
13  Ethiopia 1 5 6 12
14  Ghana 1 4 2 7
15  Mozambique 1 2 0 3
16  Sierra Leone 1 1 0 2
17  Tanzania 1 0 1 2
18  Burundi 1 0 0 1
19  Namibia 0 4 3 7
20  Côte d'Ivoire 0 4 2 6
21  Zambia 0 2 2 4
22  Lesotho 0 1 2 3
 Seychelles 0 1 2 3
24  Burkina Faso 0 1 0 1
 Central African Republic 0 1 0 1
 Guinea 0 1 0 1
 Libya 0 1 0 1
 Mali 0 1 0 1
29  Angola 0 0 3 3
 Swaziland 0 0 3 3
31  Uganda 0 0 2 2
32  Botswana 0 0 1 1
 Congo 0 0 1 1
224 223 280 727

Athletics

Discus thrower Adewale Olukoju and sprinter Mary Onyali became the first athletes to win four All-Africa gold medals. Onyali won the 100 and 200 metres races, and together with Josphat Machuka, Kenya (5000 metres and 10000 metres) they became the only athletes to win more than one event.

In addition, Nigeria won three of the four relay races; 4x400 metres for men and women as well as men's 4x100 metres.

Some new women's events were added: 5000 metres, marathon and triple jump.

Field hockey

Soccer

The soccer tournament was won by Egypt, who became the first team to win this tournament twice.

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Egypt

Coach:

Zimbabwe

Coach:

Nigeria

Coach:

References

  1. ^ Royal African Society (1970). African affairs, Volumes 69–70. Oxford University Press. p. 178.
  2. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/african-games-1602217.html
  3. ^ Kenya Hockey Union: All Africa Games Results

External links

  • Athletics results – gbrathletics.com
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