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IAAF RESULTS:

Kenya’s Milcah Chemos Cheywa, winner of the womens 3000m steeplechase.

Ethiopia’s Sofia Assefa, bronze medalist in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.

Women’s 3000m steeplechase silver medalist Liday Chepkurui, from Kenya.

Eunice Jepkoech SUM of Kenya, gold medalist winner in the women’s 800m.

Helen Onsando Obiri of Kenya took home the bronze medal in the women’s 1500m race.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

(L-R) Silver medalist Mercy Cherono of Kenya, gold medalist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia and bronze medalist Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 5000 metres during Day Eight of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

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(L-R) Silver medalist Gladys Cherono of Kenya, gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia and bronze medalist Belaynesh Oljira of Ethiopiastand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 10000 metres during Day Three of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 12, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

Collecting three medals between the two of them - two silver and one bronze, sprinters Murielle Ahoure of Cote D’Ivoire and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria helped to shine the spotlight on African sprinters at this year’s IAAF championships in Moscow.

Both women participated in the women’s 100m and 200m races, with Murielle Ahoure coming in second in both finals and Okagbare winning the bronze medal in the 200m race.

Seen here in the middle, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won both races.

"Tonight has seen a new era launched in women’s sprinting," said a radiant Ahoure.

"I am so proud to be up here as an African. We are the perfect opponents as Blessing represents English speaking West Africa and I represent French speaking West Africa."

On her winnings, Okagbare had this to say:

"I may live in the United States but I am a proud African and moments like this are wonderful when I feel I am putting them on the map in athletics."

"I just hope that people will look back and say I gave Africa something to smile about at a world championships."

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WOMEN’S MONTH SPORTS: Botswana’s Amantle Monthso won the country’s first medal at the IAAF Championships, so far, after winning silver, coming in second in the women’s 400m race.

The former 400m defending champion lost out to Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu who surged her body forward in the last seconds of the race, giving the Briton a minute but critical lead time of 49.404 seconds with Montsho clockin in second at 49.408.

Watch the race here.

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WOMEN’S MONTH SPORTS: Ivorian sprinter Muriel Ahoure came in second, behind Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in the women’s 100m race at the IAAF Championships securing Ivory Coast’s first and only medal so far in the tournament.
ETA: Finishing with a time of 10.93, Ahoure is the first African woman to win a World Championships medal in the blue-ribbon event.
Watch the race here.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

WOMEN’S MONTH SPORTS: Ivorian sprinter Muriel Ahoure came in second, behind Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in the women’s 100m race at the IAAF Championships securing Ivory Coast’s first and only medal so far in the tournament.

ETA: Finishing with a time of 10.93, Ahoure is the first African woman to win a World Championships medal in the blue-ribbon event.

Watch the race here.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

WOMEN’S MONTH SPORTS: Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, the world and Olympic champion, defends her title by winning gold in the women’s 10, 000m race at the IAAF Championships currently being held in Moscow, Russia.

Clocking in at a time of 30:43.35, the Dibaba remains unbeaten in 11 tries and claimed her third gold medal at this distance in the world championships, and her fifth world gold overall.

Gladys Cherono of Kenya took in silver, and fellow Ethiopian Belaynesh Oljira came in third.

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WOMEN’S MONTH SPORTS: Kenyan long-distance runner Edna Kiplagat won gold in the women’s marathon at the IAAF World Championships currently being held in Moscow, Russia.

Reigning World Champion, Kiplagat clocked in with a time of 2:25:44, 14 seconds before the next contestant finished in second place.

On defending her title, here’s what Kiplagat had to say:

"I am delighted I was able to defend my title successfully. The time of the race is unusual, because I am used to run most of my races in the morning. So during my preparation I tried to adjust my training to the time. I got confident I was going to win at 40km, when I started to increase my pace. I dedicate my victory to my husband for letting me have enough time to train"

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37thstate:

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare wins Silver in the Women’s Long Jump at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics championships Moscow 2013!

Video profile on the life of the incredible 16-year-old Ugandan chess star Phiona Mutesi on how she discovered her love for chess, her successes so far, as well as her hopes for the future.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

WOMEN’S MONTH NEWS: Isha Johansen has been confirmed as the new president of the Sierra Leone Football Association.

At 48, Johansen (pictured left) joins Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera (pictured right) as the only two women to occupy the position of president of a football association. Nsekera has been president of the Fédération de Football du Burundi since 2004, and since 2009 has been a member of the International Olympic Committee.

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South Africa’s Lucas Sithole became the first player from the African continent to win a wheelchair tennis Super Series title on the weekend when he defeated world number one David Wagner 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 to claim the quads singles title at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Open.

Sithole has won 23 singles titles to date, including the Korea and Daegu Opens in June 2012, but the prestigious British Open Quads singles title is his biggest win to date.

One of only six Super Series events, the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships was played at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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Despite losing out for a try at first place at the U20 World Cup this year, after losing to France, Ghana’s Black Satellites managed to bag the third place position after beating Iraq 3-0. 

Out all the four African teams represented at the tournament, Ghana were the only ones to make it past the round of 16 stage as Nigeria lost to Uruguay 2-1, and Mali and Egypt never made it past the group stages.

Congrats to Ghana’s U20 team on their bronze medal win.

Whilst most of the football world is paying attention to the Confederations Cup currently taking place in Brasil, the FIFA U20 World Cup is currently underway in Turkey where the group stage matches are almost all played.

At the tournament, Africa is represented by Egypt, Mali, Ghana and Nigeria and currently, out of these four teams, Nigeria is the only squad to have secured a position in the second stage of the tournament.

Mali look unlikely to qualify sitting in third place in their group line up with 2 points. Similarly, Ghana, are in third position in their group standings. However, with only a point separating themselves from second place France, and haven beaten the USA 4-1, Ghana could potentially advance to the next round if they are able to claim one of four places available to the best third placed teams.

Unfortunately for Egypt, having lost all their matches so far, they stand at the bottom of their group with zero points.

Today, June 26th, 2013, marks ten years since the tragic sudden death of Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé who, during the semi-final match against Colombia in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, collapsed on the field in the 72nd minute of the game.

After attempts to resuscitate him on the pitch, he was stretchered off the field, where he received mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and oxygen. Medics spent 45 minutes attempting to restart his heart, and although he was still alive upon arrival at the stadium’s medical centre he died shortly afterwards, in spite of the efforts to save his life.

A first autopsy did not determine an exact cause of death, but a second autopsy concluded that Foé’s death was heart-related as it discovered evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a hereditary condition known to increase the risk of sudden death during physical exercise.

At the time of his death, Foé was 28 years old and had played in both the French League and English Premier League for teams such as Lens, Lyon, West Ham United and Manchester City (on loan). He had been playing for the Cameroonian national team since making his debut with them in 1993.

Foé was posthumously decorated with the Commander of the National Order of Valour in his home country.

He is survived by his wife Marie-Louise Foé and their three children.