Women athletes account for nearly 25% of Kenya's Olympic medal haul

Women athletes account for nearly 25% of Kenya's Olympic medal haul

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19 women athletes have contributed to 25 of Kenya’s overall medal tally of 103 at the Olympic Games.

These 19 athletes who have collectively won 4 gold 11 silver and 7 bronze are listed below.

Atlanta 1996- Pauline Konga (Silver, 5000m)

Sydney 2000- Joyce Chepchumba (Bronze, Marathon)

Athens 2004 -Isabella Ochichi (Silver, 5000m),Catherine Ndereba (Silver, Marathon)

Beijing 2008- Pamela Jelimo (Gold, 800m), Nancy Lagat (Gold, 1500m), Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei (Silver, 800m), Catherine Ndereba (Silver, Marathon), Eunice Jepkorir (Silver, 3000m steeplechase), Sylvia Kibet (Bronze,5000m), Linet Masai (Bronze, 10000m)

London 2012- Sally Kipyego (Silver, 10000m), Priscah Jeptoo (Silver,Marathon), Vivian Cheruiyot (Silver, 5000m, Bronze 10000m), Milcah Chemos Cheywa (Bronze, 3000m steeplechase), Pamela Jelimo (Bronze, 800m)

Rio 2016- Faith Kipyegon (Gold, 1500m), Jemimah Sumgong (Gold, Marathon), Vivian Cheruiyot (Gold, 5000m, Silver, 10000m), Helen Obiri (Silver, 5000m), Hyvin Kiyeng (Silver, 3000m steeplechase), Margaret Nyairera (Bronze, 800m) 

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