Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2004 Summer Olympics Kenya Style

days  to the opening of the 2012 London Games

2004, the Olympics returned to their historic home Greece, where the participation was a record 201 nations with 10,625 athletes taking part in 301 different events.
That year Kenya participated in 4 disciplines; athletics, swimming, volleyball and rowing. The Kenyan team comprised of 22 men and 24 women, with athletics being the only discipline to yield medals.
the 2004 official mascots

Kenya managed a total of 7 medals (1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze) and took 41st position in the overall medal standings.
In the men’s 3000m steeplechase, Ezekiel Kemboi (gold) led a podium sweep with compatriots Brimin Kipruto (silver) and Paul Kipsele Koech (bronze) storming to the finish to assert Kenya’s dominance in the race.
In the men’s 1500m, Bernard Lagat (now a US athlete) bagged silver for the country.
In the women’s marathon, Catherine Ndereba won silver
In the women’s 5000m, Isabella Ochichi also bagged silver
In the men’s 5000m, Eliud Kipchoge won bronze

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