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Watch How Nigerian Team Fared At African Senior Athletics Championship In Mauritius (Photos,Videos)


The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), the continental governing body for the sport in Africa, hosts the African Senior Athletics Championships. Since its debut edition in 1979, it has been held on an ad hoc basis, with nine editions staged every fourteen years until 1993. It has been held biennially on even years since the tenth edition in 1996, and is always held in the same year as the Summer Olympics. The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in Algiers in 2020 but was postponed because to the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted in the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria in August 2018.

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Nigeria has the most gold, silver, and bronze medals in the history of the Championships, with 155 gold, 122 silver, and 91 bronze medals between 1979 and 2018, followed by Kenya (144 gold, 129 silver, and 109 bronze medals).

The edition was held from June 8 to 12 at the Cote d’Or Sports Complex in Saint Pierre, Mauritius. Kenya ranked first in the medals table in 45 events, just as it was four years ago in Asaba.

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Nigeria placed third with 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals respectively with South Africa finishing second overall.

Team Nigeria men and women 4x400m have clinched the bronze medal at Africa Senior Athletics Championship.

4x400m relay: The quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Chidi Okezie, Adeyemi Sikiru and Emmanuel Ojeli reached the finish line in a time of 3:07.05 to finish behind second placed Zambia (3:05.53) and first placed Botswana (3:04.27).

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4x400m relay: In women’s final, Deborah Oke, Queen Usunobun, Ella Onojuvwewo and Patience Okon George completed the relay in a time of 3:36:24 behind second placed Kenya (3:35.55) and first placed South Africa (3:29.34).




















Her interview just after the event!
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Her interview after the event:
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Her first interview after the event;
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