The 1968 Olympic games were held Mexico city. Kenya sent a squad of four boxers. Philip Waruinge’s bronze medal was the only medal Kenya won in boxing. Neutral observers thought he was robbed of a gold medal. During this era, boxing judges often showed blatant bias against African boxers. In many cases they openly favoured the host nation. Still Waruinge was vindicated when he was awarded the Val Barker Trophy for the most outstanding boxer of the Olympic games.
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