2012 African Olympians

2012 African Olympians
2012 African Olympians
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Now that the 2012 Olympic Games are over, Africa is digesting its display in London with 8 countries producing 13 Gold, 10 Silver, and 9 Bronze African Olympian medalists. The continent won fewer medals in London than in Beijing with fewer African countries on the medals table but some African sportsmen and women were among the world’s best. Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and Gabon made the shortlist of countries that produced African Olympians this year.

In Pictures: Africans in the London 2012 Olympics >>

ATHLETICSMen’s 10,000 metresETHIOPIA: Tariku Bekele
SWIMMINGMen’s 100 m breaststrokeSOUTH AFRICA: Cameron van der Burgh
SWIMMINGMen’s 100 m butterflySOUTH AFRICA: Chad le Clos
ATHLETICSMen’s 1500 metres
ALGERIA: Taoufik Makhloufi

MOROCCO: Abdalaati Iguider
ATHLETICSMen’s 3000 metres steeplechaseKENYA: Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi
KENYA: Abel Kiprop Mutai
ATHLETICSMen’s 5000 metres
ETHIOPIA: Dejen Gebremeskel
KENYA: Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa
ATHLETICSMen’s 800 metresKENYA: David Rudisha
BOTSWAN: Nijel Amos
KENYA: Timothy Kitum
ROWINGMen’s lightweight coxless fourSOUTH AFRICA: Matthew Brittain, Sizwe Ndlovu, John Smith, James Thompson
ATHLETICSMen’s MarathonUGANDA: Stephen KiprotichKENYA: Abel KiruiKENYA: Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich
SWIMMINGMenu’s 200 m butterflySOUTH AFRICA: Chad le Clos
TAEKWONDOMenu’s Heavyweight (plus 80 kg)GABON: Anthony Obame
ATHLETICSWomen’s 10,000 metresETHIOPIA: Tirunesh Dibaba KeneneKENYA: Sally Jepkosgei KipyegoKENYA: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot
Women’s 3000 metres steeplechase
TUNISIA: Habiba GhribiETHIOPIA: Sofia Assefa
Women’s 5000 metres
ETHIOPIA: Meseret Defar TolaKENYA: Vivian Jepkemoi CheruiyotETHIOPIA: Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene
ATHLETICSWomen’s 800 metresSOUTH AFRICA: Caster Semenya
ATHLETICSWomen’s MarathonETHIOPIA: Tiki GelananKENYA: Priscah Jeptoo

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