Africa Junior Athletics Championships: Nigeria clinches title, host Ethiopia finishes third
The Nigerian team finished top of the medals table with 12 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals, followed by South Africa who scooped 9 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals and hosts Ethiopia settled for third spot in the final medal standings having garnered 6 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze medals.
Although Ethiopia finished third in the ranking, it won more medals (28) than the top two finishers – Nigeria (27) and South Africa (23).
Five out of the six gold medals for Ethiopia were won by female athletes.
The six gold medalists are:
5,000m – Yomif Kejelcha
1,500m – Dawit Seyoum
3,000m – Negusse Berus
3,000m Steeplechase – Ethiopia Zewde
5,000m – Etagegne Mamo
5,000m Walk: Behewalaye Bekele
Algeria will host the 13th edition of the championships.