Team Kenya at the Opening Ceremony, Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio

Kenya at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio – August 2016

The whole country was delighted with the Kenyan team performance at the Summer Olympics in Rio this August. Kenya sparked in its finest Olympic showing in history with a 13 medal howl and fifteenth place overall. This was also the best African performance. The best moments in Rio were: Jemima Sumgong became the first female Kenyan winner of the Marathon race, and David Rudisha (the World and Olympic Record Holder in Men’s 800 metres) retained his title. World champion Julius Yego had a near miss as he settled for the Silver medal in the Men’s Javelin throw. Yego started his javelin throwing career after watching and training using Youtube video clips; he is now a household name in Athletics globally.