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2012 African Olympians

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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 >>

CATEGORYEVENTGOLDSILVERBRONZE
ATHLETICSMen's 800 metresKENYA: David RudishaBOTSWAN: Nijel AmosKENYA: Timothy Kitum
ATHLETICSMen's 1500 metresALGERIA: Taoufik MakhloufiMOROCCO: Abdalaati Iguider
ATHLETICSMen's 5000 metresETHIOPIA: Dejen GebremeskelKENYA: Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa
ATHLETICSMen's 10,000 metresETHIOPIA: Tariku Bekele
ATHLETICSMen's 3000 metres steeplechaseKENYA: Ezekiel Kemboi CheboiKENYA: Abel Kiprop Mutai
ATHLETICSMen's MarathonUGANDA: Stephen KiprotichKENYA: Abel KiruiKENYA: Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich
ATHLETICSWomen's 800 metresSOUTH AFRICA: Caster Semenya
ATHLETICSWomen's 5000 metresETHIOPIA: Meseret Defar TolaKENYA: Vivian Jepkemoi CheruiyotETHIOPIA: Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene
ATHLETICSWomen's 10,000 metresETHIOPIA: Tirunesh Dibaba KeneneKENYA: Sally Jepkosgei KipyegoKENYA: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot
ATHLETICSWomen's 3000 metres steeplechaseTUNISIA: Habiba GhribiETHIOPIA: Sofia Assefa
ATHLETICSWomen's MarathonETHIOPIA: Tiki GelananKENYA: Priscah Jeptoo
ROWINGMen's lightweight coxless fourSOUTH AFRICA: Matthew Brittain, Sizwe Ndlovu, John Smith, James Thompson
SWIMMINGMen's 100 m breaststrokeSOUTH AFRICA: Cameron van der Burgh
SWIMMINGMen's 100 m butterflySOUTH AFRICA: Chad le Clos
SWIMMINGMenu's 200 m butterflySOUTH AFRICA: Chad le Clos
TAEKWONDOMenu's Heavyweight (plus 80 kg)GABON: Anthony Obame
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