Kenya at the Paralympics

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Kenya at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  KEN
NPC Kenya National Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Kenya made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics. It was absent in 1976, but returned to the 1980 Summer Games and has competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. It has never competed at the Winter Paralympics.

Kenyans have won a total of thirty-six Paralympic medals: fourteen gold, thirteen silver and nine bronze. All but one of these medals have been in track and field. This puts Kenya in 49th place on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.

Kenya's gold medallists are Britton (full name not recorded) (men's 25m freestyle swimming, 1972); Lucy Wanjiru (women's javelin, 1980); Japheth Musyoki (men's shot put, 1984); Mary Nakhumicha (women's javelin, 1992); Christopher Moori (men's javelin, 1996); Henry Wanyoike (men's 5,000m, 2000; 5,000 & 10,000m, 2004 (T11)); Joseph L. Ngorialuk (men's 5,000m, 2004 (T13)); Henry Kiprono Kirwa (men's 1,500m, 5,000m & 10,000m, 2008 (T13)); and Abraham Cheruiyot Tarbei (men's 1,500m & 5,000m, 2008 (T46)).[1]

Medal Tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1972 Heidelberg 1 0 0 1 25
1976 Toronto did not compete
1980 Arnhem 1 2 0 3 30
1984 Stoke Mandeville 1 1 1 3 34
1988 Seoul 0 4 1 5 41
1992 Barcelona 1 0 1 2 41
1996 Atlanta 1 1 0 2 48
2000 Sydney 1 1 2 4 46
2004 Athens 3 1 3 7 37
2008 Beijing 5 3 1 9 27
2012 London 2 2 2 6 40
Total 16 15 11 38 49

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