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Kanya Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Kenya at Rio Olympics

Kenya is set to participate in the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. It will be represented by several teams including Kenya 7s rugby, marathon, boxing, judo, and women's rugby among others. Kenya first participated in the Summer Olympic Games in 1956 held in Melbourne. A Kenyan athlete, Nyandika Maiyoro, seized the 7th position in the 3-mile race (5000 meters). Since then, the country has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Games except in 1976 and 1980.

Medals won by Kenya

Kenya won their first medal at the 1964 Rome Olympic Games when athlete Kiprugut earned bronze in the 800m race. The country would later win their first gold medal after four years in the 1968 Mexico Games when Naphtali Temu took the lead in the 10,000m race. Another athlete, Kipchoge Keino also won a gold medal and silver after winning the 1,500 and 5,000m races. Kenya captured its first Olympic marathon gold at the 2008 Beijing Games. In total, they won 6 gold medals, four silvers, and four bronze medals. During the 2012 London Olympic Games, Kenya ended its run with two gold, four silver, and five bronze medals.

Based on the overall medal standings, Kenya marked 2008 and 2012 as the most successful years in their Olympic participations. The country has now won a total of 86 medals with 56 of them coming from long-distance races.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 7
  • Athletes Participating : 80
  • Events : 30

Kanya Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Shehzana AnwarArchery
Benson Gicharu NjangiruBoxing
Rayton OkwiriBoxing
Peter Mungai WaruiBoxing
Kiplangat SangJudo
Humphrey KayangeRugby sevens
Willy AmbakaRugby sevens
Celestine MasindeRugby sevens
Emonyi Collins InjeraRugby sevens
Biko AdemaRugby sevens
Rachel Adhiambo MbogoRugby sevens
Irene OtienoRugby sevens
Oscar OumaRugby sevens
Linet ArasaRugby sevens
Doreen RemourRugby sevens
Stacy OtienoRugby sevens
Camilyne OyuayoRugby sevens
Catherine Awino AbillaRugby sevens
Janet Musindalo OkeloRugby sevens
Janet AwinoRugby sevens
Bush MwaleRugby sevens
Augustine LugonzoRugby sevens
Andrew AmondeRugby sevens
Samuel OliechRugby sevens
Oscar AyodiRugby sevens
Billy OdhiamboRugby sevens
Dennis OmbachiRugby sevens
Sheila Kavugwe ChajiraRugby sevens
Philadelphia OlandoRugby sevens
Hamdan Iqbal Ahmed BayusufSwimming
Talisa LanoeSwimming
David RudishaTrack & field
Eliud KipchogeTrack & field
Asbel KipropTrack & field
Julius YegoTrack & field
Jemima Jelagat SumgongTrack & field
Ezekiel KemboiTrack & field
Wesley KorirTrack & field
Stanley Kipleting BiwottTrack & field
Geoffrey Kipsang KamwororTrack & field
Vivian CheruiyotTrack & field
Mercy CheronoTrack & field
Faith Chepngetich KipyegonTrack & field
Margaret WambuiTrack & field
Conseslus KiprutoTrack & field
Brimin KiprutoTrack & field
Alice Aprot NawowunaTrack & field
Bedan Karoki MuchiriTrack & field
Eunice SumTrack & field
Paul Kipngetich TanuiTrack & field
Hellen Onsando ObiriTrack & field
Nicholas Kiplagat BettTrack & field
Caleb Mwangangi NdikuTrack & field
Ferguson Cheruiyot RotichTrack & field
Betsy SainaTrack & field
Alfred KipketerTrack & field
Hyvin JepkemoiTrack & field
Visiline JepkeshoTrack & field
Isiah KoechTrack & field
Elijah Motonei ManangoiTrack & field
Carvin NkanataTrack & field
Helah KipropTrack & field
Grace Wanjiru NjueTrack & field
Ronald KwemoiTrack & field
Alphas Leken KishoyianTrack & field
Viola Cheptoo LagatTrack & field
Boniface MucheruTrack & field
Mike Mokamba Nyang'auTrack & field
Raymond KibetTrack & field
Beatrice ChepkoechTrack & field
Maureen Jelagat MaiyoTrack & field
Lydia Chebet RotichTrack & field
Winny ChebetTrack & field
Samuel Ireri GathimbaTrack & field
Haron KoechTrack & field
Nancy ChepkwemoiTrack & field
Simon WachiraTrack & field
Alexander Lerionka SampaoTrack & field
Charles MneriaTrack & field
James AdedeWeightlifting

Olympic Medals Count Kanya

London 2012Summer Games24511
Beijing 2008Summer Games64414
Athens 2004Summer Games1427
Sydney 2000Summer Games2327
Atlanta 1996Summer Games1438
Barcelona 1992 Summer Games2428
Seoul 1988 Summer Games5229
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games1023
Munich 1972 Summer Games2349
Mexico 1968 Summer Games3429
Tokyo 1964 Summer Games0011

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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