Year in Review – WMA Regional Championships (Africa)
The 10th Africa Masters Stade Championships were held 25 – 27 August in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Athletes attended from Germany and Barbados in addition to Africa. Nigeria led medalists with 31 gold and 8 silver. The hosts followed with 15 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze.
The biggest group of competitors was in the 10k road race. The best performances, by age grade, were byKonan Severin N?ori(M40) – 30:02,Ben Hadj Slimame Najet (W60) – 45:10, Adama Sidibe (M45) – 34:57,Aboubacar Diallo (M60) – 39:18 andJean Wamba (M45) – 35:16.
In addition to her 10k win, Ben Hadj Slimame Najet (W60), from Tunisia, also won the 100m, 5000m and 10000m – quite an accomplishment for two days!Jimmy Sehi (M35), from the host country, won the Triple Jump, 400m and 1500m.Safiya Yahaya-Kongoila (W40), from Nigeria, won the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Guests from Germany and Barbados also did well. Alfred Helmes (M70), from Germany, ran his current #4 World Ranked 2:29.70 in winning the800mand won the 1500m.Merle Jordan (W55), from Barbados won the 100m and 400m.Rheineck Hanno (M75), from Germany, won the 400m.
Looking forward to 11th African Masters Athletics in Tunisia!
Note: all photographs on this page are not from this championship.