Kenya at the Olympics

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Kenya at the
Olympics
Flag of Kenya.svg
IOC code KEN
NOC National Olympic Committee of Kenya
Medals
Gold
31
Silver
38
Bronze
34
Total
103
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Kenya first participated at the Olympic Games in 1956, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the boycotted 1976 and 1980 Games. Kenya participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018. Kenyan athletes have won 103 medals in total, all from boxing and track and field events. In terms of total medals won, the most recent Summer Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016) have been Kenya's most successful, producing 42 medals between them.[1]

The number of Kenyan women winning Olympic medals has risen dramatically, from their first in 1996 to more than half the Kenyan medals in 2016 (seven).

Increasingly, Kenya-born athletes are competing in the Olympics for other countries, most notably the USA and Bahrain. In the 2016 Olympics, there were ~20 such athletes, including multiple medal winners.

The National Olympic Committee for Kenya is the National Olympic Committee Kenya, founded in 1955.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Australia 1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
Italy 1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 1 1 35
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 3 4 2 9 14
West Germany 1972 Munich 2 3 4 9 19
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 1 0 2 3 23
South Korea 1988 Seoul 5 2 2 9 13
Spain 1992 Barcelona 2 4 2 8 21
United States 1996 Atlanta 1 4 3 8 38
Australia 2000 Sydney 2 3 2 7 29
Greece 2004 Athens 1 4 2 7 41
China 2008 Beijing 6 4 6 16 13
United Kingdom 2012 London 2 4 7 13 28
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 6 6 1 13 15
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
France 2024 Paris
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Total 31 38 34 103 34

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 30 37 29 96
Boxing 1 1 5 7
Totals (2 sports) 31 38 34 103

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Wilson Kiprugut Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Naftali Temu Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Gold Kipchoge Keino Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Amos Biwott Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Benjamin Kogo Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Daniel Rudisha
Munyoro Nyamau
Naftali Bon
Charles Asati
Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay
 Silver Kipchoge Keino Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Naftali Temu Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Wilson Kiprugut Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Philip Waruinge Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Kipchoge Keino West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Charles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay
 Silver Kipchoge Keino West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Silver Ben Jipcho West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Philip Waruinge West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Julius Sang West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
 Bronze Mike Boit West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Samuel Mbugua West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Dick Murunga West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Gold Julius Korir United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Michael Musyoki United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Ibrahim Bilali United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's flyweight
 Gold Julius Kariuki South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold John Ngugi South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Gold Paul Ereng South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Peter Rono South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Robert Wangila South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Silver Peter Koech South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Douglas Wakiihuri South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Kipkemboi Kimeli South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Chris Sande South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Gold Matthew Birir Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold William Tanui Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Richard Chelimo Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Patrick Sang Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Paul Bitok Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Nixon Kiprotich Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze William Mutwol Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Samson Kitur Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
 Gold Joseph Keter United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Paul Tergat United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Moses Kiptanui United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Paul Bitok United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Pauline Konga United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Bronze Stephen Kipkorir United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Bronze Fred Onyancha United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Erick Wainaina United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Gold Noah Ngeny Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Reuben Kosgei Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Paul Tergat Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Wilson Boit Kipketer Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Erick Wainaina Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Bernard Lagat Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Bronze Joyce Chepchumba Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Gold Ezekiel Kemboi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Bernard Lagat Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Silver Brimin Kipruto Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Isabella Ochichi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Silver Catherine Ndereba Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Bronze Paul Kipsiele Koech Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Eliud Kipchoge Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Gold Asbel Kipruto Kiprop China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Brimin Kiprop Kipruto China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Wilfred Bungei China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Samuel Wanjiru China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Gold Pamela Jelimo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
 Gold Nancy Lagat China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
 Silver Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
 Silver Catherine Ndereba China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Silver Eunice Jepkorir China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Eliud Kipchoge China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Micah Kogo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Edwin Cheruiyot Soi China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Alfred Kirwa Yego China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Sylvia Kibet China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 metres
 Bronze Linet Masai China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 metres
 Silver Sally Kipyego United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
 Bronze Vivian Cheruiyot United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
 Silver Priscah Jeptoo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Gold Ezekiel Kemboi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Abel Mutai United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold David Rudisha United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Timothy Kitum United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Vivian Cheruiyot United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Bronze Thomas Longosiwa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Abel Kirui United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Milcah Chemos Cheywa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Pamela Jelimo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
 Gold David Rudisha Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Conseslus Kipruto Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Eliud Kipchoge Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Gold Faith Kipyegon Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
 Gold Jemimah Sumgong Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Gold Vivian Cheruiyot Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Silver Helen Obiri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Silver Hyvin Jepkemoi Kiyeng Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Vivian Cheruiyot Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
 Silver Boniface Mucheru Tumuti Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
 Silver Paul Tanui Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Julius Yego Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Javelin
 Bronze Margaret Wambui Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kenyan athletics manager recalled after doping bribe report". OmRiyadat English.

External links

  • "Kenya". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists — Kenya". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Kenya". Sports-Reference.com.
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