Kenya at the Olympics

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Kenya at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  KEN
NOC National Olympic Committee of Kenya
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

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 and 2006. However, their only competitor at these games, Philip Boit, failed to qualify for the 2010 events, and retired in 2011. Kenyan athletes have won 91 medals in total, all from boxing and track and field events. Of those, 61 medals come from the long-distance running events. In terms of total medals won, the most recent Summer Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016) have been Kenya's most successful, producing 38 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[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

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 9
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 4 14 13
United Kingdom 2012 London 2 4 6 12 28
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 6 6 1 13 15
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
Total 31 38 31 100 34

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 30 37 26 93
Boxing 1 1 5 7
Total 31 38 31 100

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Kiprugut, WilsonWilson Kiprugut Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Temu, NaftaliNaftali Temu Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Gold Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Biwott, AmosAmos Biwott Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Kogo, BenjaminBenjamin Kogo Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Rudisha, DanielDaniel Rudisha
Munyoro Nyamau
Naftali Bon
Charles Asati
Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 m relay
 Silver Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Temu, NaftaliNaftali Temu Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Kiprugut, WilsonWilson Kiprugut Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Waruinge, PhilipPhilip Waruinge Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Asati, CharlesCharles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 m relay
 Silver Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Silver Jipcho, BenBen Jipcho West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Waruinge, PhilipPhilip Waruinge West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Sang, JuliusJulius Sang West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
 Bronze Boit, MikeMike Boit West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Mbugua, SamuelSamuel Mbugua West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Murunga, DickDick Murunga West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Gold Korir, JuliusJulius Korir United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Musyoki, MichaelMichael Musyoki United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Bilali, IbrahimIbrahim Bilali United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's flyweight
 Gold Kariuki, JuliusJulius Kariuki South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Ngugi, JohnJohn Ngugi South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Gold Ereng, PaulPaul Ereng South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Rono, PeterPeter Rono South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Wangila, RobertRobert Wangila South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Silver Koech, PeterPeter Koech South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Wakiihuri, DouglasDouglas Wakiihuri South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Kimeli, KipkemboiKipkemboi Kimeli South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Sande, ChrisChris Sande South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Gold Birir, MatthewMatthew Birir Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Tanui, WilliamWilliam Tanui Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Chelimo, RichardRichard Chelimo Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Sang, PatrickPatrick Sang Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Bitok, PaulPaul Bitok Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Kiprotich, NixonNixon Kiprotich Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Mutwol, WilliamWilliam Mutwol Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Kitur, SamsonSamson Kitur Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
 Gold Keter, JosephJoseph Keter United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Tergat, PaulPaul Tergat United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Kiptanui, MosesMoses Kiptanui United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Bitok, PaulPaul Bitok United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Konga, PaulinePauline Konga United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Bronze Kipkorir, StephenStephen Kipkorir United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Bronze Onyancha, FredFred Onyancha United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Wainaina, ErickErick Wainaina United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Gold Ngeny, NoahNoah Ngeny Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Kosgei, ReubenReuben Kosgei Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Tergat, PaulPaul Tergat Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Silver Kipketer, Wilson BoitWilson Boit Kipketer Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Wainaina, ErickErick Wainaina Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Lagat, BernardBernard Lagat Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Bronze Chepchumba, JoyceJoyce Chepchumba Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Gold Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Lagat, BernardBernard Lagat Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Silver Kipruto, BriminBrimin Kipruto Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Ochichi, IsabellaIsabella Ochichi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Silver Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Bronze Koech, Paul KipsielePaul Kipsiele Koech Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Gold Kiprop, Asbel KiprutoAsbel Kipruto Kiprop China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Gold Kipruto, Brimin KipropBrimin Kiprop Kipruto China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Bungei, WilfredWilfred Bungei China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Gold Wanjiru, SamuelSamuel Wanjiru China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Gold Jelimo, PamelaPamela Jelimo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
 Gold Lagat, NancyNancy Lagat China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
 Silver Busienei, Janeth JepkosgeiJaneth Jepkosgei Busienei China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
 Silver Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Silver Jepkorir, EuniceEunice Jepkorir China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
 Silver Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Mateelong, Richard KipkemboiRichard Kipkemboi Mateelong China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Kogo, MicahMicah Kogo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Soi, Edwin CheruiyotEdwin Cheruiyot Soi China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Yego, Alfred KirwaAlfred Kirwa Yego China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Kipyego, SallySally Kipyego United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
 Bronze Cheruiyot, VivianVivian Cheruiyot United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
 Silver Jeptoo, PriscahPriscah Jeptoo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
 Gold Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Bronze Mutai, AbelAbel Mutai United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
 Gold Rudisha, DavidDavid Rudisha United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Kitum, TimothyTimothy Kitum United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Cheruiyot, VivianVivian Cheruiyot United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Bronze Longosiwa, ThomasThomas Longosiwa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Kirui, AbelAbel Kirui United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Kipsang Kiprotich, WilsonWilson 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
 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

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