Kenya at the Olympics

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Kenya at the
Olympics
Flag of Kenya.svg
IOC code KEN
NOC National Olympic Committee of Kenya
Medals
Ranked 37th
Gold
35
Silver
42
Bronze
36
Total
113
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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, 2006 and 2018. Kenyan athletes have won 103 medals in total, all from boxing and track and field events, making them the most successful African committee at the Olympics. In terms of total medals won, the most recent Summer Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016) have been Kenya's most successful, producing 42 medals between them. [1]

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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 immigrating to compete in the Olympics for other countries, most notably 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

Medals by Summer Games

GamesAthletesGoldSilverBronzeTotal Rank
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956 Melbourne 25 0000
Flag of Italy.svg 1960 Rome 27 1326
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1964 Tokyo 37 0011 35
Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City 39 3429 14
Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich 57 23419 19
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 Montreal Did not participate
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Moscow
Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Los Angeles 61 1023 23
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul 74 5229 13
Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona 51 24210 21
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta 52 1438 38
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney 56 2327 29
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens 46 1427 41
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing 48 64616 13
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London 47 24713 28
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro 89 66113 15
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Tokyo 85 44210 19
Flag of France.svg 2024 Paris Future Event
Flag of the United States.svg 2028 Los Angeles
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2032 Brisbane
Total354236113 34


Medals by Winter Games

GamesAthletesGoldSilverBronzeTotal Rank
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1998 Nagano 1 0000
Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Salt Lake City 1 0000
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg 2006 Turin 1 0000
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2010 Vancouver Did not participate
Flag of Russia.svg 2014 Sochi
Flag of South Korea.svg 2018 Pyeongchang 1 0000
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2022 Beijing Future Event
Flag of Italy.svg 2026 Milan–Cortina
Total0000 -

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 344131106
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 1157
Totals (2 sports)354236113

List of medalists

MedalName(s)GamesSportEvent
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Wilson Kiprugut Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Naftali Temu Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Kipchoge Keino Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Amos Biwott Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Benjamin Kogo Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Daniel Rudisha , Munyoro Nyamau, Naftali Bon, Charles Asati Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Kipchoge Keino Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Naftali Temu Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Wilson Kiprugut Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Philip Waruinge Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Mexico City Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Kipchoge Keino Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Charles Asati , Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Kipchoge Keino Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Ben Jipcho Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Philip Waruinge Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Julius Sang Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Mike Boit Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Samuel Mbugua Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's lightweight
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Dick Murunga Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Julius Korir Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Michael Musyoki Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Ibrahim Bilali Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's flyweight
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Julius Kariuki Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Gold medal icon.svg Gold John Ngugi Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Paul Ereng Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Peter Rono Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Robert Wangila Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Peter Koech Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Douglas Wakiihuri Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Kipkemboi Kimeli Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Chris Sande Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Matthew Birir Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Gold medal icon.svg Gold William Tanui Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Richard Chelimo Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Patrick Sang Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Paul Bitok Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Nixon Kiprotich Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze William Mutwol Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Samson Kitur Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Joseph Keter Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Paul Tergat Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Moses Kiptanui Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Paul Bitok Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Pauline Konga Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Stephen Kipkorir Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Fred Onyancha Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Erick Wainaina Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Noah Ngeny Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Reuben Kosgei Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Paul Tergat Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Wilson Boit Kipketer Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Erick Wainaina Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bernard Lagat Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Joyce Chepchumba Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Ezekiel Kemboi Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bernard Lagat Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Brimin Kipruto Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Isabella Ochichi Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Catherine Ndereba Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Paul Kipsiele Koech Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Eliud Kipchoge Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Asbel Kipruto Kiprop Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Brimin Kiprop Kipruto Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Wilfred Bungei Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Samuel Wanjiru Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Pamela Jelimo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Nancy Lagat Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Catherine Ndereba Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Eunice Jepkorir Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Eliud Kipchoge Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Micah Kogo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Edwin Cheruiyot Soi Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Alfred Kirwa Yego Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Sylvia Kibet Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 metres
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Linet Masai Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 metres
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Ezekiel Kemboi Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Gold medal icon.svg Gold David Rudisha Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Sally Kipyego Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Priscah Jeptoo Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Vivian Cheruiyot Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Abel Kirui Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Vivian Cheruiyot Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Abel Mutai Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Milcah Chemos Cheywa Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Timothy Kitum Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Thomas Longosiwa Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Pamela Jelimo Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold David Rudisha Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Conseslus Kipruto Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Eliud Kipchoge Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Faith Kipyegon Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Jemimah Sumgong Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Vivian Cheruiyot Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Helen Obiri Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Hyvin Jepkemoi Kiyeng Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Vivian Cheruiyot Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Boniface Mucheru Tumuti Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Paul Tanui Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Julius Yego Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Javelin
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Margaret Wambui Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m

Multiple medal winners

AthleteSexSportEventsYearsGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Kipchoge Keino MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 1500 m, 5000 m, 3000 m st.1964–19722204
Eliud Kipchoge MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 5000 m, marathon2004–20202114
Ezekiel Kemboi MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 3000 m st.2004–20162002
David Rudisha MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 800 m2012–20162002
Faith Kipyegon FAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 1500 m2012–20202002
Vivian Cheruiyot FAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 5000 m, 10,000 m2000–20161214
Charles Asati MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 4x400 m1968–19761102
Munyoro Nyamau MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 4x400 m1968–19721102
Brimin Kipruto MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 3000 m st.2004–20161102
Julius Sang MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 400 m, 4x400 m1968–19721012
Naftali Temu MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 5000 m, 10,000 m1964–19721012
Pamela Jelimo FAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 800 m2008–20121012
Paul Bitok MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 5000 m1992–19960202
Paul Tergat MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 10,000 m1996–20000202
Catherine Ndereba FAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics Marathon2004–20080202
Wilson Kiprugut MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 800 m1964–19680112
Philip Waruinge MBoxing pictogram.svg Boxing Featherweight1968–19720112
Erick Wainaina MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics Marathon1996–20000112
Bernard Lagat MAthletics pictogram.svg Athletics 1500 m2000–20040112

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