Kenya at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Kenya at the Olympic Games

Flag of Kenya
IOC code  KEN
NOC National Olympic Committee Kenya
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 46 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Violet Barasa[1]
Medals
Rank: 41
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Kenya competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the African and United States boycott.

National Olympic Committee Kenya (NOCK) sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. A total of 46 athletes, 22 men and 24 women, competed only in athletics (specifically in the middle-distance events and marathon), rowing, swimming, and volleyball, the nation's team-based sport at these games. For the first time in its Olympic history, Kenya was represented by more female than male athletes due to the participation of the women's volleyball team. The Kenyan team featured Olympic medalists Paul Tergat in men's marathon, and Bernard Lagat, who would become an American citizen a year later, in the men's middle-distance running.[2] Among these medalists, Lagat only managed to add a bronze medal to his career hardware for the Kenyan team at these Games before his impending transfer. Volleyball team captain Violet Barasa became the nation's first ever female flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Kenya left Athens with a total of seven Olympic medals (one gold, four silver, and two bronze), matching its record with Sydney four years earlier. Ezekiel Kemboi managed to capture the nation's only gold medal in the men's 3000 m steeplechase, and enjoyed his teammates Brimin Kipruto and Paul Kipsiele Koech taking home the silver and bronze, as they all climbed on top of the podium for the second time in Kenya's Olympic history since 1992.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase August 24
 Silver Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba Athletics Women's marathon August 22
 Silver Ochichi, IsabellaIsabella Ochichi Athletics Women's 5000 m August 23
 Silver Lagat, BernardBernard Lagat Athletics Men's 1500 m August 24
 Silver Kipruto, BriminBrimin Kipruto Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase August 24
 Bronze Koech, Paul KipsielePaul Kipsiele Koech Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase August 24
 Bronze Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge Athletics Men's 5000 m August 28

Athletics[edit]

Kenyan athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Victor Kibet 400 m DNF Did not advance
Vincent Mumo Kiilu 46.31 5 Did not advance
Ezra Sambu 45.59 2 Q 45.84 7 Did not advance
Wilfred Bungei 800 m 1:44.84 1 Q 1:44.28 1 Q 1:45.31 5
Joseph Mutua 1:45.65 1 Q 1:45.54 3 Did not advance
Ezra Sambu 1:46.42 5 Did not advance
Timothy Kiptanui 1500 m 3:37.71 2 Q 3:41.04 3 Q 3:35.61 4
Bernard Lagat 3:39.80 2 Q 3:35.84 2 Q 3:34.30 2nd
Isaac Kiprono Songok 3:38.89 5 Q 3:37.10 7 q 3:41.72 12
Abraham Chebii 5000 m 13:22.30 5 Q N/A DNF
John Kibowen 13:19.65 4 Q N/A 13:18.24 6
Eliud Kipchoge 13:19.01 2 Q N/A 13:15.10 3rd
Charles Kamathi 10000 m N/A 28:17.08 13
John Cheruiyot Korir N/A 27:41.91 6
Moses Mosop N/A 27:46.61 7
Ezekiel Kemboi 3000 m steeplechase 8:18.20 2 Q N/A 8:05.81 1st
Brimin Kipruto 8:15.11 1 Q N/A 8:06.11 2nd
Paul Kipsiele Koech 8:24.68 3 Q N/A 8:06.64 3rd
Paul Tergat Marathon N/A 2:14:45 10
John Cheruiyot Korir N/A 2:13:30 7
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Faith Macharia 800 m 2:06.31 6 Did not advance
Nancy Langat 1500 m 4:06.94 4 Q 4:07.57 7 Did not advance
Edith Masai 5000 m 15:01.92 5 Q N/A DNF
Isabella Ochichi 14:55.69 4 Q N/A 14:48.19 2nd
Jane Wanjiku 15:14.57 9 N/A Did not advance
Sally Barsosio 10000 m N/A 32:14.00 17
Alice Timbilil N/A 32:12.57 16
Lucy Wangui N/A 31:05.90 9
Alice Chelangat Marathon N/A 2:33:52 11
Catherine Ndereba N/A 2:26:32 2nd
Margaret Okayo N/A DNF

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ibrahim Githaiga Single sculls 8:13.33 4 R 7:25.58 4 SD/E 7:40.78 6 FE 7:29.02 29

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; R=Repechage

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amar Shah 100 m breaststroke 1:10.17 58 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eva Donde 50 m freestyle 29.47 57 Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster
# Name Date of Birth Height Weight Spike Block
1 Philister Jebet 12.09.1984 185 70 280 276
4 Abigael Tarus 26.08.1981 176 67 282 261
5 Nancy Nyongesa 18.06.1987 170 63 280 260
6 Catherine Wanjiru 07.08.1978 178 80 285 265
7 Janet Wanja 24.02.1984 175 60 280 280
9 Dorcas Nakhomicha 31.03.1971 173 70 295 285
11 Roselidah Obunaga 23.12.1973 180 72 284 272
13 Leonidas Kamende 28.08.1979 182 80 291 277
14 Violet Barasa 21.06.1975 175 68 308 295
15 Gladys Nasikanda 25.07.1978 180 75 290 300
17 Mercy Wesutila 08.03.1976 153 60 270 250
18 Judith Serenge 21.01.1976 153 60 256 245


Group A
Team Points G W L SW SL Ratio PW PL Ratio
1. Brazil 10 5 5 0 15 2 7.500 410 326 1.258
2. Italy 9 5 4 1 14 3 4.667 392 305 1.285
3. South Korea 8 5 3 2 9 7 1.286 355 352 1.009
4. Japan 7 5 2 3 6 10 0.600 346 343 1.009
5. Greece 6 5 1 4 5 12 0.417 349 383 0.911
6. Kenya 5 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 236 379 0.623
14 August 2004
16:00
Greece  3 – 0  Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Ibrahim Al Naama (QAT)
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
7
22
14
43
16 August 2004
09:00
Kenya  0 - 3  Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Umit Sokullu (TUR)
Report(s): result
16
27
12
55
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
29
25
79
18 August 2004
09:00
South Korea  3 - 0  Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): de Jan Jovanovic (SCG), Karin Zahorcova (CZE)
Report(s): result
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
16
20
19
55
20 August 2004
19:30
Kenya  0 - 3  Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Francisco Medina Guzman (CUB), Patricia Salvatore (USA)
Report(s): result
17
13
14
44
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
22 August 2004
11:00
Japan  3 – 0  Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Umit Sokullu (TUR)
Report(s): result
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
8
17
14
39

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IOC Latest News: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lagat switches allegiance to US". BBC Sport. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kemboi, Koech and Kipruto in steep chase for medals". 24 Tanzania. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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