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29/03/2017 06:24

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African Junior Athletics Championships: Mohamed Fekkoun wins bronze in 10,000 m walk

ADDIS ABABA- Algeria's Mohamed Fekkoun won the bronze medal in men's 10,000m walk on Saturday, the third day of the African Junior Athletics Championships, taking place from 5 to 8 March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Algerian athlete clocked 53:05.62, behind the gold winner Egypt's Mahmud Mohamed Mahmud (48:47.90) and the silver winner Ethiopia's Amanual Biratu Gemechu (49:06.89).

It is Algeria's second medal in the African tournament after the bronze won Thursday by Mohamed Amine Triki in men's long jump with 7,39m.

In women's 5000m walk, Bouhraoua Zina finished fourth clocking 28:00.39. The gold medal of the race was claimed by Ethiopia's Beletew Mitiku Yehuleye (24:49.11), while the silver went to Ethiopia's Dejene Negatu Ayalnesh (25:41.52) and the bronze to Tunisia's Nasri Chahinez (27:08.52).

Two other Algerian athletes will compete Saturday, namely Aniya Ainouche (women's heptathlon) and Heithem Sebat (men's triple jump), while three others, namely Amine Bouanani (men's 110 m hurdles), and Mohamed Amine Fodhil and Hichem Bouhanoun (men's high jump), will participate Sunday, the last day of the championships.