African Games Medal Table: Nigeria Dominates Athletics Rankings, Leaves Ethiopia and Kenya Behind

Team Nigeria continues to dominate the track and field events at the ongoing 13th African Games, securing the top spot in the athletics ranking after day three. While leads in the overall ranking across all disciplines with a staggering 167 total medal count, Nigeria’s prowess in athletics remains unquestionable....CONTINUE READING

Led by the remarkable performances of Tobi Amusan, often dubbed the African Queen of hurdles, Nigeria has surged to the summit of the athletics table after three days of intense competition.

The 26-year-old showcased her exceptional talent by securing two gold medals for her nation.

In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, to claim her third successive gold with a time of 12.89 seconds, as cited by Sports Brief.

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She then played a pivotal role as the anchor in the 4x100m women’s relay, guiding her team to another gold medal.

Inspired by Amusan’s success, the male relay team dethronedas the fastest nation on the continent, clinching gold in the 4x100m relay by the narrowest of margins.

Adding to Nigeria’s medal haul, the 4x400m mixed relay team secured gold on Tuesday, March 19, setting a new record with a time of 3:13.26.

Additionally, Chidi Okezie’s remarkable come-from-behind victory in the men’s 400m final further solidified Nigeria’s dominance on the track.

The enduring rivalry between Ethiopia andin long-distance running has once again taken centre stage at this year’s multisport games in Accra, Ghana.

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Currently, Ethiopia holds the edge over their long-distance adversaries, boasting five gold medals in the rankings, per the.

Ethiopia’s dominance owes much to the stellar performances of Bogale Nibret Melak in the men’s 10,000 meters, where Kenya’s Evans Kiptum had to settle for bronze.

Additionally, Samuel Firewu Debisa outpaced the Kenya pair of Serem Amos and Kiprop Simon to claim victory in the men’s 3,000-metre steeplechase.

In the women’s 5,000 metres, it was a clean sweep for Ethiopia, with Kumanda Medina Eisa, Birtukan Molla Kesete, and Melkat Wudu Shaarew all clinching podium finishes, showcasing their depth of long-distance running talent.

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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Nigeria 7 2 2 11
2 Ethiopia 5 3 2 10
3 Kenya 4 5 4 13
4 South Africa 4 1 0 5
5 Algeria 1 3 4 8
6 Senegal 1 1 2 4
7 Ghana 1 1 1 3
8 Burkina Faso 1 0 2 3
9 Cameroon 1 0 0 1
Gambia 1 0 0 1

Sports Brief also reported on Amusan securing her third consecutive gold in the 100m hurdles at the African Games, solidifying her status as the dominant force on the track.

In her post-race remarks, as reported by Citi Sports,, acknowledging the challenges she faced to compete.

She also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to defend her title, emphasising the honour of representing her family, herself, and her nation on the international stage.