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London 2012: Rudisha smashes the 800m world record

London 2012: Rudisha smashes the 800m world record

Rudisha’s record was considered especially notable for the absence of pacemakers,which are not permitted at the Olympics or other major championships. The previous person to win an Olympic 800 m final with a world record was Alberto Juantorena, back in 1976. Rudisha also became the first reigning 800 m world champion to win Olympic gold at that distance.

Beijing 2008: An unprecedented gold rush

Beijing 2008: An unprecedented gold rush

Kenya competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008 winning a total of 14 medals, 6 of the gold, its best ever performance at the Olympics.

The Kenyans sent a total of 28 men and 18 women in five disciplines to the 2008 summer Olympics. These disciplines were Athletics, Boxing, Rowing, Swimming and Taekwondo.

Sydney 2000: Ng’eny stuns El Guerrouj as Tergat edged by Gebreselasie in epic race

Sydney 2000: Ng’eny stuns El Guerrouj as Tergat edged by Gebreselasie in epic race

Kenya returned to Australia for the first time since making a debut at the 1956 games in Melbourne, only difference is that the first games of the new millennium were taking place in Sydney. Kenya was represented by a team sport for only the second time, and the first time since 1988 as the women’s volleyball national team qualified to represent Africa.  Kenya’s contingent of 56 (34 men and 22 women) was also represented in Athletics, Archery, Boxing, Cycling and Swimming.