Five Most Successful African Countries at the Summer Olympics

Mark Babatunde Jun 21, 2016 at 04:30pm

June 21, 2016 at 04:30 pm | Entertainment

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

June 21, 2016 at 04:30 pm | Entertainment

Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Niaje.com

Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Niaje.com

#1 – Kenya
Kenya initially participated at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics with not a single medal won. It has however gone on to establish itself as an African powerhouse every four years. Kenya’s long-distance runners are renowned the world over for their record-breaking exploits. The Beijing Olympics in 2008 was arguably Kenya’s most successful showing, winning 6 Gold, 4 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals. Kenya has amassed a total of 86 Olympic medals with 56 of them coming from long-distance running and the rest coming from boxing.

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