Kenya Boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Light Flyweight: Peter Mungai Warui
1st round: Received a bye
2nd Round : Beat Ly Bin of China 2-1(29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Quarter-Final: Lost to Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba 3-0(30-27, 30-27,30-26)

Mungai after stunning Bin

“I have no problem with the way I fought and reaching the quarter-finals was a very big achievement for me. I will be going back home with a lot of pride. Today, he did not fight the same way he fought in his earlier bout and even though I had studied him before this fight, he outsmarted me” said Mungai.


Rayton Nduku Okwiri: Welterweight
1st Round: Beat Andrei Zamkovoi 2-1
2nd Round: Lost to Mohamed Rabii of Morocco 3-0(29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Rayton Nduku Okwiri (right) celebrates winning against Russia’s Andrei Zamkovoi who had won bronze at the previous Olympics(left)


Benson Njagiru Gicharu: Bantanweight
Round 1: Lost to of Mongolia 3-0 (29-28, 30-26 and 29-28.)

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1 thought on “Kenya Boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympics

  1. purushottam boxing coach india ns nis coach 10 years exprince im intrasing to kenya team coaching says:

    very good performance of kenya team,

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