Wednesday, August 25

How Africa Has Faired At Athens 2004?

In Athens' Olympic Stadium, Cameroon's Francoise Mbango Etone became the first woman to ever win a medal for her nation - and it was a gold one at that. The triple jumper became only the second black African athlete to ever win an Olympic field event, following in the footsteps of Nigerian long jumper Chioma Ajunwa in the 1996 Olympics. Etone jumped 15.30 metres - a new African record - to beat local Greek hero Hrysopiyi Devetzi and hot favourite Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia. The gold medal is only Cameroon's second following their footballers' triumph in Sydney four years ago.
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