The 17th edition of the World Athletics Championships started on Friday, September 27, 2019 and was a successful outing for the African continent, as athletes outshone the heat over 10 days.
A total of 1,972 athletes from 208 countries and territories competed in the championships, which were being staged in the Middle East for the first time.
9 African countries made it to the medals table, with Kenya’s 5 gold medals earning it second place in the world, just behind leaders the United States.
Burkina Faso won its first ever medal at the World Athletics Championships.
Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich won the event’s first gold medal, in the women’s marathon last Friday, while Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei won the last medal, winning gold in the men’s 10,000m.
In this article, we will follow the progress of African athletes, celebrating every medal that is won for the continent.
25 laps and it all comes down to an insane sprint finish!
— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 6, 2019