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VIII All-Africa Games
Host city Abuja, Nigeria
Nations participating 53
Events 22 sports
Opening ceremony 5 October
Closing ceremony 17 October
Main Stadium Abuja Stadium

The 8th All-Africa Games were played from October 5, 2003 to October 17, 2003 in Abuja, Nigeria. 53 countries participated in 22 sports. The main venue was the newly constructed Abuja Stadium. The organizing committee was headed by Nigerian Amos Adamu.[1]

Contents

Medal table

Host country in bold.

2003 ALL-AFRICA GAMES MEDAL COUNT
POS PARTICIPATING NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1  Nigeria 85 90 65 226
2  Egypt 80 62 72 214
3  South Africa 63 59 49 171
4  Algeria 32 24 31 87
5  Tunisia 30 29 30 89
6  Cameroon 8 4 23 35
7  Senegal 6 9 19 34
8  Ethiopia 5 8 7 20
9  Kenya 5 5 4 14
10  Ghana 4 5 16 25
11  Botswana 4 1 6 11
12  Angola 3 3 7 13
13  Madagascar 3 0 3 6
14  Libya 2 3 5 10
15  Zimbabwe 2 3 2 7
16  Lesotho 2 1 3 6
17  Côte d'Ivoire 1 1 7 9
18  Tanzania 1 0 1 2
19  Cape Verde 1 0 0 1
 Central African Republic 1 0 0 1
21  Seychelles 0 10 6 16
22  Namibia 0 3 4 7
23  Congo 0 1 5 6
 Mali 0 1 5 6
 Zambia 0 1 5 6
26  Uganda 0 1 4 5
27  Benin 0 1 2 3
28  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 1 1 2
29  Gabon 0 1 0 1
 Gambia 0 1 0 1
31  Burkina Faso 0 0 3 3
 Mauritius 0 0 3 3
 Niger 0 0 3 3
 Togo 0 0 3 3
35  Sudan 0 0 2 2
36  Guinea 0 0 1 1
 São Tomé and Príncipe 0 0 1 1
 Sierra Leone 0 0 1 1

Results

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Athletics

Mary Onyali of Nigeria won gold medals over 100 metres and 200 metres, taking her third and fourth gold medal since 1991. Kutre Dulecha won her third title in a row over 1500 metres. Nigeria won both women's relay races; 4x100 metres and 4x400 metres.

Boxing

The boxing tournament at the 2003 All-Africa Games also served as a qualification event for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. A total number of 182 fighters from 27 countries did participate in Abuja, Nigeria, with the host country (four gold, three silver, no bronze) as the overall-winner before Egypt (three gold, two silver, two bronze) and Algeria (two gold, one silver, four bronze). All the finalists got quotes for the 2004 Summer Olympics. Two more qualification tournaments followed afterwards on the African continent: in Casablanca, Morocco (January 15 to January 22, 2004) and in Gaborone, Botswana (March 15 to March 22, 2004).

Field hockey

  • Men: 1. Egypt, 2. South Africa, 3. Ghana, 4. Nigeria, 5. Zimbabwe [2]
  • Women. 1. South Africa, 2. Nigeria, 3. Ghana, 4. Kenya, 5. Namibia, 6. Zimbabwe [3]

Football

The men's soccer tournament was won by Cameroon, who became the only team to win this tournament thrice. A women's tournament was also introduced, the gold medals won by host country Nigeria.

Men
Medal Country
Gold: Cameroon Cameroon
Silver: Nigeria Nigeria
Bronze: Ghana Ghana
Women
Medal Country
Gold: Nigeria Nigeria
Silver: South Africa South Africa
Bronze: Cameroon Cameroon

Squash

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Men's singles: Egypt Karim Darwish, Egypt Egypt Mohammed Abbas, Egypt South Africa Rudney Durbach, South Africa
South Africa Adrian Hansen, South Africa
Women's singles: Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy, Egypt Egypt Engy Kheirallah, Egypt Egypt Eman el Amir, Egypt
Egypt Amnah el Trabolsy, Egypt
Men's team: Egypt Egypt South Africa South Africa Nigeria Nigeria
Zambia Zambia
Women's team: Egypt Egypt South Africa South Africa Nigeria Nigeria

Volleyball

References


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