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Egypt tops medals’ table as 13th African Games end in Ghana

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The 13th edition of the African Games, which started on March 8, 2024 has ended today, Saturday.

North African nation, Egypt, once again claimed top spot at the continental sports showpiece event, which held in the Ghanian cities of Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast.

Of the 54 countries in Africa, 53 were in attendance, with only island country Cape Verde absent.

The 13th edition was to be held in August 2023 but a setback occured as failure to complete facilities on time and issues over marketing revenue resulted in the event being postponed.

The Games commenced with a colourful opening ceremony at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, capturing the rich cultural heritage, sporting prowess and diversity of the African continent.

The opening ceremony was a dazzling display of colors, choreography, and symbols that celebrated Africa’s vast diversity.

As the participating nations paraded into the stadium, an electric atmosphere of excitement and pride filled the air, embodying the collective values of unity and friendship.

Team Nigeria dominated the athletics event, claiming an amazing 11 gold, six silver and four bronze, totalling 21 medals.

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan was on fire at the Games

The 2003 champions also dominated wrestling and weightlifting events but found themselves in a distant second position to Egypt on the overall medals table.

Leaders Egypt carted home 186 medals — 100 gold, 44 silver and 42 bronze — while second-place Team Nigeria won 114 medals – 43 gold, 32 silver and 39 bronze.

South Africa are in third place with 32 gold, 32 silver and 41 bronze.

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Algeria, Tunisia, hosts Ghana, Morocco, Mauritius, Ethiopia and Kenya complete the Top 10 spots in that order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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