Kenya at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Kenya participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Kenya at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Flag of Kenya.svg
IOC codeKEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Kenya
in Seoul
Competitors74 (70 men and 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Patrick Waweru
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
5
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Paul Ereng Athletics Men's 800 m 26 September
  Gold Julius Kariuki Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 30 September
  Gold John Ngugi Athletics Men's 5000 m 1 October
  Gold Peter Rono Athletics Men's 1500 m 1 October
  Gold Robert Wangila Boxing Men's welterweight (–67 kg) 1 October
  Silver Peter Koech Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 30 September
  Silver Douglas Wakiihuri Athletics Men's marathon 2 October
  Bronze Kipkemboi Kimeli Athletics Men's 10,000 m 26 September
  Bronze Chris Sande Boxing Men's middleweight (–75 kg) 29 September

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 5,000 metres

  1. First Round — 13:47.93
  2. Semi Final — 13:24.43
  3. Final — 13:11.70 (→   Gold Medal)
  1. First Round — 13:58.24
  2. Semi Final — 13:22.85
  3. Final — 13:52.01 (→ 12th place)
  1. First Round — 13:43.11
  2. Semi Final — 13:38.44 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  1. First Round — 28:00.39
  2. Final — 27:25.16 (→   Bronze Medal)
  1. First Round — 28:20.98
  2. Final — 27:47.23 (→ 8th place)
  1. First Round — 28:21.84
  2. Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

  1. Heat — 40.30
  2. Semi Final — 39.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  1. Heat — 3:05.21
  2. Semi Final — 3:03.24
  3. Final — 3:04.69 (→ 8th place)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2"10:47 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Final — DNF

Men's 3,000m Steeplechase

  1. Heat — 8:33.42
  2. Semi Final — 8:18.53
  3. Final — 8:05.51 (→   Gold Medal)
  1. Heat — 8:31.66
  2. Semi Final — 8:15.68
  3. Final — 8:06.79 (→   Silver Medal)
  1. Heat — 8:36.11
  2. Semi Final — 8:16.70
  3. Final — 8:15.22 (→ 7th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 4'25:24 (→ 35th place)


Women's 100 metres

Women's 200 metres

Women's 1,500 metres

Women's 3,000 metres

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2"47.42 (→ 49th place)

Women's 400 metres Hurdles

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Tualau Fale (Tonga), RSC-1
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Andrzej Golota (Poland), 0:5

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Lennox Lewis (Canada), referee stopped contest

HockeyEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Kenya — Australia 1-7
  • Kenya — Pakistan 0-8
  • Kenya — Spain 2-4
  • Kenya — Netherlands 1-2
  • Kenya — Argentina 1-5
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th-12th place: Kenya — South Korea 2-5
  • 11th-12th place: Kenya — Canada 1-3 (→ 12th place)
  • Team Roster

WrestlingEdit

4 wrestlers from Kenya participated for the first time in the country's history in Olympics Wrestling event, namely:

ReferencesEdit