02 SEP 2005 General News Tunis, Tunisia

African Junior Championships, Day Two

African Jnrs - Senegal's Katrim Toure (212) edging Ethiopia's  Gellecha Wetere (91) for the gold medal in 100m (Mark Ouma)African Jnrs - Senegal's Katrim Toure (212) edging Ethiopia's Gellecha Wetere (91) for the gold medal in 100m (Mark Ouma) © Copyright

Sprinter Katim Toure (100m) and Seleke Samake (400m Hurdles) gave Senegal their first gold medals on the second day at the Africa Junior Championships being staged in Rades Stadium in Tunis, Tunisia.

After three false starts and a couple of disqualifications, Toure prevailed in the keenly contested 100m finals in a time of 10.68. Ethiopia’s Gellecha Wetere (10.73) and the Ivory Coast’s Youssef Ben Meite (10.74) took the silver and bronze medals respectively.

“I was confident with my starts even though some of the others seemed nervous. This gold medal means alot as it inspires me to go for gold in Sunday’s 200m finals. We also hope for victory in the relays,” said a delighted Toure.

Senegal earned their second gold medal when Seleke Samake weathered the stiff challenge from Antonio Viellesse (Mauritius) and Johan Hanekom (South Africa) to win the 400m Hurdles. Samake clocked 51.32 to Viellesse’s 51.53 and Hanekom’s 51.86.

Mauritius had their moment of glory as Thierry Guillaume won the energy sapping Decathlon in a new national junior record of 6838 points.

Meanwhile Egypt secured gold medals through shot putter Mostafa Abd El Moty (18.26) and Chawki Wanis Khaled (61.75) in Hammer Throw. Elsewhere, Moses Masai (10,000m) and Geoffrey Rono (1500m) increased Kenya’s gold medal tally. Algeria also won two gold medals through triple jumper Kamelia Sahnoun (12.89) and 10km Race Walker Ali Amrouche

The remaining gold medals went to Tunisian female pole vaulter Nadia Mabrouk (3.30), Sudanese 400m runner Abubakar Negmedine (46.02), South African 100m sprinter Thandi Mgwevu (12.08) and 100m hurdler Felicite Traore (14.31) of Burkina Faso.

Mark Ouma for the IAAF

SELECTED RESULTS
NOTE : Results from events completed
PB denotes personal best
NWR denotes no wind reading

MEN
 
100m (NWR)
1 Katrim Toure (Senegal) 10.68
2 Gellecha Wetere (Ethiopia) 10.73
3 Youssef Ben Meite (Cote d’ Ivoire) 10.74

400m
1 Abubakar Negmedine (Sudan) 46.02
2 Adam al Noor (Sudan) 47.76
3 Abeje Habtamu (Ethiopia) 48.01

1500m
1 Geoffrey Rono (Kenya) 3 :42.76
2 Adugna Kumassa (Ethiopia) 3 :43.72
3 Remmy Limo (Kenya) 3 :44.21

3000m Steeplechase
1 Willy Komen (Kenya) 8:35.82
2 Mesfin Nahom (Ethiopia) 8 :40.01
3 Sisay Iskyas (Ethiopia) 8:41.21

400m Hurdles
1 Seleke Samake (Senegal) 51.32
2 Antonio Vieillesse (Mauritus) 51.53
3 Johann Hanekom (South Africa) 51.86

10,000m
1 Moses Masai (Kenya) 28:30.27
2 Hosea Macharinyang (Kenya) 28:41.44
3 Mohamed Ali Abdosh (Ethiopia) 29:24.14

10km Walk
1 Ali Amrouche (Algeria) 45:31.13
2 Nourredine Massoussi (Tunisia) 45:56.99
3 Amine Djerfaoui (Algeria) 46:35.25    

Long Jump
1 Yassine Chaleb Mohammed (Tunisia) 7.49 (NWR)
2 Bertrand Boissy Guy (Senegal) 7.04 (NWR)
3 Housseme Maalaoui (Tunisia) 6.95 (NWR)

Shot Put
1 Mostafa Abd El Moty (Egypt) 18.26
2 Donovan Snyman (South Africa) 17.75
3 Sayed Karim Mohamed (Egypt) 17.02

Hammer Throw
1 Chawki Wanis Khaled (Egypt) 61.75
2 Johan Kruger (South Africa) 55.02
3 Conradie Meyer (South Africa) (53.36)

Decathlon
1 Thierry Guillaume (Mauritius) 6838 points
2 Matis de Bruin (South Africa) 6355 points
3 Nebil Ben Abdallah (Tunisia) 5481 points

WOMEN

100m (-0.7)
1 Thandi Mgwevu (South Africa) 12.08
2 Nahed Abid (Tunisia) 12.46
3 Felicite Traore (Burkina Faso) 12.50

400m
1 Nawal El Jack (Sudan) 53.94
2 Fatou Soumah Ndeye (Senegal) 56.33
3 Jaber Moura (Sudan) (58.20)

800m
1 Lydia Wafula (Kenya) 2:02.84 PB
2 Moura Jaber (Sudan) 2:04.24
3 Girma Chaltu (Ethiopia) 2:04.87

3000m
1 Mercy Wanjiru (Kenya) 9:14.89
2 Abera Alemitu (Ethiopia) 9:15. 61
3 Beatrice Chepngeno (Kenya) 9:16.36

100m Hurdles (-1.0)
1 Felicite Traore (Burkina Faso) 14.31
2 Christine Ras (South Africa) 14.38
3 Fatou Faye Mame (Senegal) 14.59

Triple Jump
1 Kamelia Sahnoun (Algeria) 12.89
2 Monggia Arbi (Tunisia) 12.53
3  Kardjatou Traore (Burkina Faso) 12.47

Pole Vault
1 Nadia Mabrouk (Tunisia) 3.30
2 Sonia Halliche (Algeria) 3.20
3 Vanisha Nemdharry (Mauritus) 3.00

Discus Throw
1 Marli Knoetze (South Africa) 46.44
2 Sara Hasseib (Egypt) 46.11
3 Ghada Ghezal (Tunisia) 37.48