Published on 25 March 2024

Y'Africa Season 3 : Burkina Faso



Photo de la nageuse Angelika Ouedraogo

Angelika Ouedraogo

"Balancing sport and study is like trying to win a war.”

Angelika Ouédraogo is a Burkinabe swimmer and pentathlete born on December 4th, 1993, in Ouagadougou. Angelika began swimming at the age of 5 and is now an established athlete. She competed in the 50 meters freestyle heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She also won bronze in the team and mixed relay events at the African Modern Pentathlon Championships in 2015. In Tokyo in 2020, she was named flag-bearer for the Burkina Faso delegation, along with triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango. For her fourth appearance at the Olympic Games, Angelika Ouédraogo is hoping to win a medal.  



Hugues Fabrice Zango

"I'm the only human to have jumped 18 meters indoors so far."

Hugues Fabrice Zango is a major figure in Burkinabe sport and the hope of an entire country. He is a triple jump specialist. Born in Ouagadougou in 1993, Hugues-Fabrice was not destined for a career in sport. It was only later that he discovered a hidden talent and became a serious contender in his discipline.
In 2018, he became African champion for the first time, and then went on to become the first Burkinabe to win a medal at a world championship. In 2021, everything accelerated. He became the first man to break the 18-metre barrier indoors and was then appointed Burkina Faso's flag-bearer for the Tokyo Games. Hugues Fabrice Zango was crowned world champion in Budapest on 21 August 2023.

Photo d'un homme en train de courir