Athletics at the 1973 All-Africa Games
The second All-Africa Games were held in
Lagos, Nigeriain January 1973.
Ten new events were added, three for the men, 10,000 metres, marathon and hammer throw and seven for the women, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres, shot put, discus throw and 4 x 400 metres relay. Also the women's hurdles were changed from the 80 metre hurdles to the 100 metre hurdles as had happened across the world.
Five nations won medals for the first time these being
Somalia, Algeria, Gambia, Togoand Swazilandwhile both Egyptand PR Congo won medals under new names.
Only one athlete defended his title from the 1965 Games, namely Malian discus thrower
Namakoro Niaré. Three athletes, one male and two female, won more than one event:
Ohene Karikari, Ghana (100 metres and 200 metres men)
Alice Annum, Ghana (100 metres and 200 metres women)
Modupe Oshikoya, Nigeria (high jump, long jump and 100m hurdles)
Several women's events was added. These were
200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres, discus throw, shot putand 4 x 400 metres relay.
Nagui Asaadwon his first Gold medal in Shot Put of the All Africa Games, 1973, Nigeria, and then he went to win a second time in 1978, All-Africa Games Algeria [ [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/afg.htm All-Africa Games ] ] , He also was the Silver medallist in Discuss throw of the All Africa Games, 1973[ [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/afg.htm All-Africa Games ] ]
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