5000M Double for hosts Ethiopia at African Junior Championships

Dawit Seyaum leads an Ethiopian 1-2 at the 1,500m race (Photo: Bizuayehu Wagaw) -
Dawit Seyaum leads an Ethiopian 1-2 at the 1,500m race (Photo: Bizuayehu Wagaw) –

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The capacity crowd in Addis Ababa were brought to their feet when Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha and Etagegn Woldu won gold in the 5000m finals during the closing two days of the African Junior Championships, which concluded on Sunday (8).

But Nigeria’s dominance in the sprints – including a championship record in the women’s 4x100m – also proved to be a major highlight as the west African nation topped the medals table at the end of the four-day championships with 12 gold medals.

Hosts Ethiopia finished third on the medals table, one place behind South Africa. Somewhat surprisingly, Kenya only finished fifth in the table after winning gold in the men’s 800m and women’s 3000m.

Read more at: IAAF

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