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Kenya at the 2004 Summer Olympics

 

Kenya at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Kenya at the Olympic Games

Flag of Kenya
IOC code  KEN
NOC National Olympic Committee Kenya
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 46 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Violet Barasa[1]
Medals
Rank: 41
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Kenya competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the African and United States boycott.

National Olympic Committee Kenya (NOCK) sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. A total of 46 athletes, 22 men and 24 women, competed only in athletics (specifically in the middle-distance events and marathon), rowing, swimming, and volleyball, the nation's team-based sport at these games. For the first time in its Olympic history, Kenya was represented by more female than male athletes due to the participation of the women's volleyball team. The Kenyan team featured Olympic medalists Paul Tergat in men's marathon, and Bernard Lagat, who would become an American citizen a year later, in the men's middle-distance running.[2] Among these medalists, Lagat only managed to add a bronze medal to his career hardware for the Kenyan team at these Games before his impending transfer. Volleyball team captain Violet Barasa became the nation's first ever female flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Kenya left Athens with a total of seven Olympic medals (one gold, four silver, and two bronze), matching its record with Sydney four years earlier. Ezekiel Kemboi managed to capture the nation's only gold medal in the men's 3000 m steeplechase, and enjoyed his teammates Brimin Kipruto and Paul Kipsiele Koech taking home the silver and bronze, as they all climbed on top of the podium for the second time in Kenya's Olympic history since 1992.[3]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Rowing 3
  • Swimming 4
  • Volleyball 5
    • Women's tournament 5.1
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase August 24
 Silver Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba Athletics Women's marathon August 22
 Silver Ochichi, IsabellaIsabella Ochichi Athletics Women's 5000 m August 23
 Silver Lagat, BernardBernard Lagat Athletics Men's 1500 m August 24
 Silver Kipruto, BriminBrimin Kipruto Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase August 24
 Bronze Koech, Paul KipsielePaul Kipsiele Koech Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase August 24
 Bronze Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge Athletics Men's 5000 m August 28

Athletics

Kenyan athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Victor Kibet 400 m DNF Did not advance
Vincent Mumo Kiilu 46.31 5 Did not advance
Ezra Sambu 45.59 2 Q 45.84 7 Did not advance
Wilfred Bungei 800 m 1:44.84 1 Q 1:44.28 1 Q 1:45.31 5
Joseph Mutua 1:45.65 1 Q 1:45.54 3 Did not advance
Ezra Sambu 1:46.42 5 Did not advance
Timothy Kiptanui 1500 m 3:37.71 2 Q 3:41.04 3 Q 3:35.61 4
Bernard Lagat 3:39.80 2 Q 3:35.84 2 Q 3:34.30
Isaac Kiprono Songok 3:38.89 5 Q 3:37.10 7 q 3:41.72 12
Abraham Chebii 5000 m 13:22.30 5 Q N/A DNF
John Kibowen 13:19.65 4 Q N/A 13:18.24 6
Eliud Kipchoge 13:19.01 2 Q N/A 13:15.10
Charles Kamathi 10000 m N/A 28:17.08 13
John Cheruiyot Korir N/A 27:41.91 6
Moses Mosop N/A 27:46.61 7
Ezekiel Kemboi 3000 m steeplechase 8:18.20 2 Q N/A 8:05.81
Brimin Kipruto 8:15.11 1 Q N/A 8:06.11
Paul Kipsiele Koech 8:24.68 3 Q N/A 8:06.64
Paul Tergat Marathon N/A 2:14:45 10
John Cheruiyot Korir N/A 2:13:30 7
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Faith Macharia 800 m 2:06.31 6 Did not advance
Nancy Langat 1500 m 4:06.94 4 Q 4:07.57 7 Did not advance
Edith Masai 5000 m 15:01.92 5 Q N/A DNF
Isabella Ochichi 14:55.69 4 Q N/A 14:48.19
Jane Wanjiku 15:14.57 9 N/A Did not advance
Sally Barsosio 10000 m N/A 32:14.00 17
Alice Timbilil N/A 32:12.57 16
Lucy Wangui N/A 31:05.90 9
Alice Chelangat Marathon N/A 2:33:52 11
Catherine Ndereba N/A 2:26:32
Margaret Okayo N/A DNF

Rowing

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ibrahim Githaiga Single sculls 8:13.33 4 R 7:25.58 4 SD/E 7:40.78 6 FE 7:29.02 29

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; R=Repechage

Swimming

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amar Shah 100 m breaststroke 1:10.17 58 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eva Donde 50 m freestyle 29.47 57 Did not advance

Volleyball

Women's tournament

Roster

The following is the Kenyan roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[6]

Head coach: Muge Kibet

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2004 club
1 Jibet, PhilisterPhilister Jibet 12 September 1984 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 276 cm (109 in) Indian Hills Community College
4 Tarus, AbigaelAbigael Tarus 26 August 1981 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 282 cm (111 in) 261 cm (103 in) Kenya Pipelines
5 Nyongesa, NancyNancy Nyongesa 18 June 1987 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 260 cm (100 in) Lugulu
6 Wanjiru, CatherineCatherine Wanjiru 7 August 1978 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 285 cm (112 in) 265 cm (104 in) Kenya Pipelines
7 Wanja, JanetJanet Wanja 24 February 1984 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 280 cm (110 in) Kenya Pipelines
9 Nakhomicha, DorcasDorcas Nakhomicha 31 March 1971 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 285 cm (112 in) Telkom Volleyball
11 Obunaga, RoselidahRoselidah Obunaga 23 December 1973 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 284 cm (112 in) 272 cm (107 in) Missouri State University
13 Kamende, LeonidasLeonidas Kamende 28 August 1979 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 291 cm (115 in) 277 cm (109 in) Kenya Pipelines
14 Barasa, VioletViolet Barasa (C) 21 June 1975 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 295 cm (116 in) Panellinios G.S.
15 Nasikanda, GladysGladys Nasikanda 25 July 1978 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 300 cm (120 in) Union University
17 Wesutila, MercyMercy Wesutila (L) 8 March 1976 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 300 cm (120 in) Kenya Pipelines
18 Serenge, JudithJudith Serenge 21 January 1976 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 256 cm (101 in) 245 cm (96 in) Kenya Pipelines
Group play
 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 15 5 0 15 2 7.500 410 326 1.258
2  Italy 12 4 1 14 3 4.667 392 305 1.285
3  South Korea 9 3 2 9 7 1.286 355 352 1.009
4  Japan 6 2 3 6 10 0.600 346 343 1.009
5  Greece 3 1 4 5 12 0.417 349 383 0.911
6  Kenya 0 0 5 0 15 0.000 236 379 0.623
14 August 2004
16:00
Greece  3 – 0  Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Ibrahim Al Naama (QAT)
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
7
22
14
43
16 August 2004
09:00
Kenya  0 - 3  Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Umit Sokullu (TUR)
Report(s): result
16
27
12
55
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
29
25
79
18 August 2004
09:00
South Korea  3 - 0  Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): de Jan Jovanovic (SCG), Karin Zahorcova (CZE)
Report(s): result
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
16
20
19
55
20 August 2004
19:30
Kenya  0 - 3  Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Francisco Medina Guzman (CUB), Patricia Salvatore (USA)
Report(s): result
17
13
14
44
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
22 August 2004
11:00
Japan  3 – 0  Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referee(s): Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Umit Sokullu (TUR)
Report(s): result
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
8
17
14
39

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "IOC Latest News: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony".  
  2. ^ "Lagat switches allegiance to US".  
  3. ^ "Kemboi, Koech and Kipruto in steep chase for medals". 24 Tanzania. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards".  
  6. ^ "Kenya women's volleyball roster at FIVB.com".  

External links

  • Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad
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