The just concluded Rio Olympics has seen Kenyan athletes perform best out of all 14 Olympic appearances. Amidst difficulty stemming from management and doping allegations. Kenya was able to collect a total of 13 Medals and emerge Top in Africa and 16th globally. Among the medals collected 6 are Gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze medal.
Vivian Cheruiyot displayed great sportsmanship in the Rio Olympics. She participated in two events and managed to scoop medals in both She won a Gold medal in the 5000 Meters in 14:27 and a Silver medal in the 10,000 meters Time 29:32.
Eliud Kipchoge emerged with a gold medal in the Marathon which is one of the most toughest events in the Olympics after running for two hours and eight minutes.
Conselus Kipruto won a Gold Medal in the 3000 meters Steeplechase with a record time of 8 minutes 3 seconds.
David Rudisha rewrote history by becoming the only runner to retain his Gold medal title in the 800 meters event at the Olympics.
The Marathon is one of the toughest events in the Olympics and Jemima Sumgong managed to win a Gold after running for 2 hours 24 minutes and 4 seconds
The little known Faith Kipyegon also put a smile on many Kenyan faces as she took home the Gold medal in the 1500 Meters, her time was 4 minutes 8 seconds.
On his first appearance on the Olympics Julius Yego managed to win a silver medal despite having an injury. After throwing the javelin he was wheeled out of the field awaiting check up. He throw distance was 88.24m. The Gold medalist Thomas Rohler threw 90.30. Julius Yego was only two meters short.
Boniface Mucheru fell short off the gold medal on 400 Meters Hurdles. He however managed a silver in 47.78 seconds.
Silver 3000m Steeplechase Time 9:07.02
Hyvin Jepkemoi –
Hyvin won a Silver medal in the 3000m Steeplechase after. Her time was 9 minutes 7 seconds.
Paul Kipng’etich Tanui
Paul Tanui took home the Silver in the 10,000 Meters. his time was 27 minutes 05.64 seconds
Margaret Wambui a crowd favorite, was not able to dethrone the world renown Castor Semenya. she managed to take home the Bronze Medal in the 800 Meters, her time 1 minute 56 seconds. Castor Semenya went on to win the Gold Medal.