The Confederation of African Athletics held its 29th ordinary (virtual) Congress via ZOOM on Tuesday 28th September 2021, under the chairmanship of the CAA president Mr Hamad Kalkaba MALBOUM, Mr Sébastian COE, president of WA, WA Directors and Congress delegates.
Faith Kipyegon (Women), Joshua Cheptegei and Eliud Kipchoge (Men) are the only Africans selected among the 20 nominees (ten men and ten women) for the trophy of the best athlete of the year.
Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon is the continent’s only athlete for the election. She is Olympic champion in the 1500m. On the men's side, the Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, gold medalist in the 5,000m and silver in the 10,000m at the 2020 Olympics and Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, crowned in Tokyo, carry Africa’s hopes.
THE CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN ATHLETICS (CAA) SIGNED A TRIPARTITE PROTOCOL AGREEMENT WITH THE IVORIAN ATHLETICS FEDERATION (FIA) AND THE NATIONAL YOUTH AND SPORTS INSTITUTE (INJS) OF ABIDJAN, A STRUCTURE UNDER THE TUTORSHIP OF THE IVORIAN MINISTRY IN CHARGE OF THE PROMOTION OF SPORTS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPORTS ECONOMY, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND FUNCTIONING OF A SPECIALIZED CENTER IN THE TRAINING OF EXECUTIVES AND ATHLETES.
Abidjan has got its African Athletics Development Center (AADC) on Thursday, October 14, 2021, by signing the tripartite agreement between the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), the Ivorian Athletics Federation (FIA) and the national institute of youth and sports (INJS).
The Confederation of African Athletics(CAA) is organizing a virtual ORDINARY congress on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Several items are on the agenda for this meeting.
Kenyan Ferdinand Omayala signed a resounding feat by setting a new African record in the 100m in 9''77 at the Kip Keino Classic meeting in Nairobi on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This performance propels the Kenyan sprinter into the Top 10 all time. Omayala, second in the race behind American Trayvon Bomell, wiped South African Akani Simbine from the African shelves (9’84 last July).
A number of Tokyo Olympic medallists, including champions Faith Kipyegon and Peruth Chemutai, will be among the athletes in action at the Kip Keino Classic, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, in Nairobi, Kenya, on 18 September.
Athletes from at least 28 countries are expected to compete when the final meeting of this year’s Continental Tour Gold series is held at the Kasarani Stadium, which recently hosted the World Athletics U20 Championships.
The World Junior (U20) Athletics Championships, held from August 18 to 22 in Nairobi, Kenya, witnessed the breaking of four U20 world records, 15 championship records, 11 junior continental records, 68 national records of the category and 10 senior national records.
This first world event of World Athletics organized on the African continent, allowed Africa to achieve great performances from sprint to long distance and field events.
The World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi (Kenya) will be held from August 18 to 22. First scheduled for Tuesday August 17, the first day of competition was postponed to the next day to allow teams to reach Kenya despite the constraints related to the health crisis.