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Kenya boxing results at the 1988 Olympics

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    Kenya’s performance at the 1988 Olympics is the best ever by an African nation. Robert Wangila became the first African ever to win an Olympic gold medal. This is a feat that has not been replicated by any … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing team results at the 1987 All Africa games

No moment captures Kenya’s glorious boxing history more than the 1987 All Africa games which were held in Nairobi. With Kenya hosting the event, raucous crowds attended the boxing events that were held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Kenya … Continue reading

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Robert Wangila: Africa’s only Olympic boxing champion

Robert  Wangila “Napunyi” has the distinction of being the only African ever to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. He is also the only Kenyan to have won Olympic gold in a sport other than athletics. He was born … Continue reading

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When Kenyan boxers were Kings

Today the mention of the Kenya boxing team does not capture the imagination of anyone. Whenever the Kenyan boxing team participates in any tournament, be it the All African games or the commonwealth games, one can expect perhaps a bronze … Continue reading

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