Kenya at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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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)

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

Medalists

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

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.[1]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 29 4 33
Boxing 12 12
Field hockey 16 0 16
Judo 4 4
Shooting 1 0 1
Weightlifting 4 4
Wrestling 4 4
Total 70 4 74


Results by event

Athletics

Men's 5,000 metres

  1. First Round — 13:47.93
  2. Semi Final — 13:24.43
  3. Final — 13:11.70 (→
    Gold
    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
    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
    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
    Gold Medal)
  1. Heat — 8:31.66
  2. Semi Final — 8:15.68
  3. Final — 8:06.79 (→
    Silver
    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

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Laszlo Szöke (Hungary) on points
  • Second Round — Lost to Regilio Tuur (Netherlands) on points

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

Hockey

Men's Team Competition

  • Kenya — Australia 1-7
  • Kenya — Pakistan 0-8
  • Kenya — Spain 2-4
  • Kenya — Netherlands 1-2
  • Kenya — Argentina 1-5
  • 9th-12th place: Kenya — South Korea 2-5
  • 11th-12th place: Kenya — Canada 1-3 (→ 12th place)

Wrestling

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

References