OREGON WELCOMES THE WORLD

Hello, World. Meet Oregon. JULY 15–24, 2022

The World Athletics Championships are coming to the United States for the first time ever.

WCH Oregon22 is an unmissable global experience taking place in the United States for the very first time. The best track and field athletes in the world are coming together in a celebration of diversity, human potential, and athletic achievement. This extraordinary showcase is taking center stage in the heart and home of the sport of track and field in the U.S: in Oregon, in Eugene, in Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. 

Africa shines in Eugene

The Africans shone at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (May 28) with Kenyan Faith Kipyegon who flew the 1500m in 3'52''59 ahead of Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay (3'54'' 21) and Canadian Gabriela Debues-Stafford (3'58''62). The Olympic champion suddenly achieves the best performance of the season and a meeting record.

Karsten Warholm starts season in Rabat

World 400m hurdles record-holder Karsten Warholm is to start his season at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rabat on 5 June.

The Norwegian last competed in September, at the end of a year that saw him win Olympic gold in a world record of 45.94 in Tokyo and claim the Diamond League title in Zurich.

The two-time world champion is now working towards a third consecutive crown at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 in July and the next chapter begins at the Meeting International Mohammed VI de Rabat.

AFRICAN NEWS

Tebogo and Mboma nominated

 Two African athletes have been nominated by World Athletics for the Performance of the Month award for May. They are Batswana’s Letsile Tebogo and Namibia’s Christine Mboma. The former broke the U20 world record of 100m with a time of 9s96. He beat the record of America’s Trayvon Brommell who had clocked 9s97, in 2014. Mboma signed a time of 10s9 in 100m, the 7th best performance in the world of the year. In the 200m, she won the best world performance of the year with a time of 21s81.

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Africa won 4 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze medals

The indoor world championships, held in Belgrade (Serbia) from March 18 to 20, 2022, were marked by three new world records set by Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas (15m74 Triple Jump), Sweden's Armand Duplantis (6m20 Pole Vault) and the American Grant Holloway (7''29 in the 60m hurdles).

Key competition decisions made at 227th World Athletics Council Meeting

In its first meeting of the year, the World Athletics Council made a number of significant decisions relating to upcoming World Athletics Series events.

WORLD ATHLETES 2021: Karsten Warholm and Elaine Thompson crowned

The top athletes for the 2021 season are Norway's Karsten Warholm and Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah. The prize for best male athlete could not escape Warholm, who won Gold at the Tokyo Olympics with the world record in the 400m hurdles (45.94s). Two Africans, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge and Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, were in the race for the title.

CONFEJES Athletes in Training camp in Dakar

CONFEJES, in partnership with the Confederation of African Athletics(CAA) organized from October 25 to 31, 2021 in Dakar a training camp to prepare the 2021-2022 season for the benefit of CONFEJES athletes of AADC Dakar, Lomé and Mauritius.

THE AFRICAN MEDALS MAP

8 teams from Africa won medals in athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.