Kenya boxing results at the 1988 Olympics



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 other African since then. Light Middleweight Christopher Sande reached the semi-finals and earned a bronze medal. Three other Kenyans made it to the quarter-finals: Stephen Mwema, Joseph Akhasamba and Harold Obunga. Of note: Super-Heavyweight Chris Odera lost to future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis who was then fighting for Canada.


Video of Robert Wangila in the gold medal match

Kenya Boxing Page


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