Recap: How did African athletes do at the World Athletics Championships?

By Lauriane Noelle Vofo Kana

The World Athletics Championships taking place in the United States, in Eugene (Oregon) ended on July 24. African athletes broke records and for some further dominated certain disciplines on the international stage. After 10 days of competition, 28 of them headed back home as World medalists. Here is the recap of the disciplines in which they shone.

The 18th edition of the World Athletics Championships taking place in the United States, in Eugene, (Oregon) kicked off on Friday, July 15. More than 1,900 athletes representing over 190 nations fulfilled a lifelong dream of running, jumping, or throwing for glory. Out of the 47 African teams which took part in the sporting event, athletes from 7 countries were successful. Here is the full list and nationality of medalists ranked by disciplines.

100 Metres Hurdles

Tobi AMUSAN W Gold (Nigeria)

800 Metres

Mary MORAA W Bronze (Kenya)

Emmanuel Kipkurui KORIR M Gold (Kenya)

Djamel SEDJATI M Silver (Algeria)

1500 Metres

Faith KIPYEGON W Gold (Kenya)

Gudaf TSEGAY W Silver (Ethiopia)

3000 Metres Steeplechase

Werkuha GETACHEW W Silver (Ethiopia)

Mekides ABEBE W Bronze (Ethiopia)

Soufiane EL BAKKALI M Gold (Morocco)

Lamecha GIRMA M Silver (Ethiopia)

Conseslus KIPRUTO M Bronze (Kenya)

5000 Metres

Gudaf TSEGAY W Gold (Ethiopia)

Beatrice CHEBET W Silver (Kenya)

Dawit SEYAUM W Bronze (Ethiopia)

Jacob KROP M Silver (Kenya)

Oscar CHELIMO M Bronze (Uganda)

10,000 Metres

Letesenbet GIDEY W Gold (Ethiopia)

Hellen OBIRI W Silver (Kenya)

Margaret Chelimo KIPKEMBOI W Bronze (Kenya)

Joshua CHEPTEGEI M Gold (Uganda)

Stanley Waithaka MBURU M Silver (Kenya)

Jacob KIPLIMO M Bronze (Uganda)

Long Jump

Ese BRUME W Silver (Nigeria)


Gotytom GEBRESLASE W Gold (Ethiopia)

Judith Jeptum KORIR W Silver (Kenya)

Tamirat TOLA M Gold (Ethiopia)

Mosinet GEREMEW M Silver (Ehiopia)

Triple Jump

Hugues Fabrice ZANGO M Silver (Burkina Faso)