Kenya at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

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Kenya at the
2011 World Championships in Athletics
Flag of Kenya.svg
National federation Athletics Kenya
in Daegu
Competitors 47
Gold Silver Bronze Total
7 6 4 17

Kenya competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, South Korea.

Team selection[edit]

After the final day of the National Bank of Kenya National Athletics Championships, Athletics Kenya (AK) named 48 athletes for the competition.[1][2]

Only a sprinkle of new faces made the provisional Daegu roster that is fronted by three Olympic champions (Asbel Kiprop, Brimin Kipruto, and Nancy Langat) and all the four gold winners (Abel Kirui, Ezekiel Kemboi, Vivian Cheruiyot, and Linet Masai) the country minted in Berlin two years ago.[1]

Among the fresh names will be unheralded Hellen Obiri who caused the biggest upsets of the day when she scorched Olympic champion, Nancy Jebet Lagat at the homestretch in the women’s 1500m. No field athlete made the Kenyan World Championships squad.[1]

The following athletes appeared on the preliminary Entry List,[2] but not on the Official Start List of the specific event,[3] resulting in a total number of 47 competitors:

KEY: Did not participate Competed in another event
Event Athlete
Men 4 x 400 metres relay Jackson Mumbwa Kivuva
Julius Kirwa


The following competitors from Kenya won medals at the Championships