Day 11 Review: Africa in gold
Makhloufi Taoufik(ALG, 3:34.08), won gold
Leonel Manzano (USA, 3:47.79), won silver
Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco, 3:35.13), won bronze
18:55: Rudisha strolls into Men’s 800m finals
800m record holder David Rudisha is through to the finals of the Men’s 800m event after winning his heat in the semi finals this evening.
Ø Men’s 800m Semi finals
Kaki Abubaker (Sudan, 1:44.51), qualified for the finals
Chemut Anthony (Kenya, 1:45.63), eliminated
Amos Nijel (Botswana, 1:44.54), qualified for the finals
Mohamed Hamada (Egypt, 1:48.18), eliminated
David Rudisha (Kenya, 1:44.35), has qualified for the finals
Aman Mohamed (Ethiopia, 1:44.34), qualified for the finals
Kitum Timothy (Kenya, 1:44.63), qualified for the finals
Olivier Andre (South Africa, 1:45.44), eliminated
Ø Women’s 200m semi finals:
Murielle Ahoure (CIV, 22.49), qualified for the finals
Ø Women’s Long Jump Qualifying:
Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria, 6.34), eliminated
Sesay Ola (Sierra Leone, 6.22), eliminated
Ø 10:50: Men’s 200m Round 1
South Africa’s Anaso, only African to accompany Bolt to 200m semis
South African sprinter Jobodwana Asaso is the only African athlete to progress to the semi finals of the Men’s 200m event after finishing second of his heat in round 1 this morning.
The semi finals will take place tomorrow.
Akwu Noah (Nig, 20.67), eliminated
El Moctar Jidou (Mauritania, 22.94), eliminated though he recorded his personal best.
Jobodwana Asaso (South Africa, 20.46), has qualified for the semi finals
Turay Ibrahim (Sierra Leone, 21.90), eliminated though he recorded his personal best
Matsenjwa Sibusiso (Swaziland, 20.93), eliminated though he set a national record
Lehata Mosito (Swaziland, 20.74), eliminated
Ouhadi Aziz (Morocco, 20.80), eliminated
Meite Ben Youssef (Cote d’Ivoire), did not start
Seoud Mostafa (Egypt, 20.81), eliminated
Eparon Jean Yves (Seychelles, 20.99), eliminated
Ø Women’s 5000m Round 1
Dibaba, Cheruiyot for FINAL showdown
Kenyan 5000m queen Vivian Cheruiyot and double 10000m Olympic Champion Tirunesh Dibaba are in for a final showdown in the Women’s 5000m finals after both athletes qualified this morning.
Kimbiwot Viola (Kenya, 14:51.39), has qualified for the finals
Noujani Nadia (Morocco), did not finish
Defar Messeret (Ethiopia, 14:58.70), has qualified for the finals
Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia, 14:58.48), has qualified for the finals
Burka Gelete (Ethiopia, 15:01.44), has qualified for the finals
Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya, 15:01.54), has qualified for the finals
Mrisho Zakia (Tanzania, 15:39.58), eliminated
Sally Kipyego (Kenya, 15:01.87), has qualified for the finals
Ø 10:10: Men’s 110m Hurdles Round 1:
Nurudeen, Fourie through to semis
Nigeria’s Nurudeen Selim and South Africa’s Fourie Lehann are the only Africans who have qualified for the semi finals of the Men’s 110m hurdles event after going through round 1.
Ali Kame (Madagascar) disqualified.
Fourie Lehan (South Africa, 13.49), has qualified for the semi finals
Dembele Moussa (Senegal), disqualified
Nurudeen Selim (Nigeria, 13.51), has qualified for the semi finals
Ø Men’s Triple Jump
Nigeria’ Tosin through finals
Nigerian athlete Oke Tosin in through to the finals of the Men’s Triple Jump event after recording 16.83m mark.
Oke Tosin (Nig, 16.38), has qualified for the finals
Nima Issam (Algeria, 16.50), eliminated
Ø Women’s Javelin Throw semi finals
South Africa’s Viljoen through to qualifies for finals
South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen has qualified for the Women’s Javelin Throw event finals after topping her Group this morning in the semi finals.
She topped Group B with 62.92 to progress to the finals that will take place on Friday.
Women’s K-1 500m: South Africa qualify for final, Tunisia eliminated
Hartley Bridgette of South Africa has qualified for the finals of the women’s 500m Kayak single event.
She obtained her ticket after finishing first out of eight in 1:51.286 this afternoon in the semifinals that took place in Eton Dorney. Meanwhile, Tunisian athlete, Ben Ismail Afet crashed out of the competition as he was 8th in 2:15.362. The finals of the women’s 500m kayak single event comes up Thursday August 9 (10:08 am) in Eton Dorney.
Africans look on as Brownlee brothers make headlines
1st Brownlee Alistar (GBR, 1:46.25), won gold
2nd Javier Gomez (Spain, 1:46.36), won silver
3rd Brownlee Jonathan (GBR, 1:46.56), won bronze
17th Richard Murray (South Africa, 1:49.15)
52nd Christopher Felgate (Zimbabwe, 1:53.53).
Ø Weightlifting: Cameroon eliminated
Cameroon’s weightlifter, FOKEJOU TEFOT Frederic, has been eliminated from the Men’s +105kg after lifting 160kg at the snatch and 202kg at the clean and jerk making a total of 362kg.
He was ranked 9th in group B at the end of the competition that saw Zharnasek Yauheni top with a total lift of 426kg.
12:45: Men’s Group A Preliminary Round
Argentina 6 vs. 3 South Africa
Egypt’s Ebrahim wins Silver in 84kg Greco Roman event
Egyptian wrestler, Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim has won a silver medal in the Men’s 84kg Greco Roman even after losing at the finals to Russia’s Alan Khugaev.
This is Egypt’s and Africa’s first wrestling medal of the competition so far as most of the athletes have already been eliminated.
Round up of the Results
Men’s 66kg Greco Roman
Venkaitis Edgaras (Lithuania) def. Serir Mohamed (Algeria) 3-1PP
Tskhadaia Manuchar (Georgia) def. El Gharably Ashraf 3-0 PO
Men’s 96kg Greco Roman, ¼ finals
Estrada Yunior (Cuba) def. Ayari Hassine (Tun) 3-0 PO