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1972 Olympics: Relay gold for Kenya, Keino cements legacy

Background The 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. 3000m Steeplechase: Keino and Jipcho win gold and silver Kipchoge Keino proved himself one of the most versatile athletes in history when … Continue reading

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Video: 1972 Olympic final: Philip Waruinge vs Boris Kuznetov

In the 1972 Olympics, Philip Waruinge faced off with Boris Kuznetov of the Soviet Union. He would lose in a split decision (3-2). A creditable performance considering that he was fighting against a product of the Soviet program that is … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team Results at the 1972 Olympics

The 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Munich, Germany. Kenya sent 8 boxers to the games and ended up with three medals: One silver and two bronze. The silver medal came via Philip Waruinge. The bronze medals came via Dick … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Results at the 1970 Commonwealth games

The 1970 Commonwealth games were held in Christchurch New Zealand. Kenya sent a team of 10 boxers and ended up with 5 medals: 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Kenya finished in 3rd overall position in the boxing standings. … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Results at the 1968 Olympic Games

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, … Continue reading

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1968 Africa boxing championships medalists

In 1968 Philip WAruinge became Africa Featherweight champion for an impressive third time. More impressive was that he beat Ugandan Mohamed Muruli in the final. Muruli is a Ugandan legend and is considered one of the best boxers. Uganda has … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team Results at the 1966 Commonwealth Games

The 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Kingston, Jamaica. Kenya sent a squad of 10 boxers. Kenya ended up with 3 medals: 1 gold and 2 bronze. The gold medal came via Philip Waruinge. The bronze medals … Continue reading

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1966 Africa boxing championship medalists

1966 marked the second time that newly independent Kenya participated in the Africa boxing championships. The tournament was held in Lagos Nigeria As in 1964, Philip Waruinge was the only Kenyan to bag a gold medal. This time No other … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team Results at the 1965 All African games

The 1965 All Africa games were held in Brazzaville, Congo. In the boxing tournament, Kenya finished second overall with two gold medals and two silver medals. The first gold medal came via Philip Waruinge who won gold in the feathwerweight … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team results at the 1964 Olympics

The 1964 Olympics were held in Tokyo Japan. Kenya sent a team of 5 boxers including the three Johns. It was Kenya’s first time ever sending boxers to the Olympics. Despite the country being only one year old, the boxers … Continue reading

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