HERO OR VILLAIN? Fans criticise and support crestfallen world champion Asbel in social media
Mixed reactions greeted three-time world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop’s dismal showing yesterday at the Olympic Stadium.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
HERO OR VILLAIN? Fans criticise and support crestfallen world champion Asbel in social media
Bronze at first asking for youngster Wambui
Margaret Nyairera, the 2014 IAAF world junior 800m champion, struck Kenya’s third Olympic two-lap race medal in a too-close-to-call African affair at the Olympic Stadium yesterday morning.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Bronze at first asking for youngster Wambui
Viv Bolts to victory: Thanks to blessings from Usain St Leo, says Cheruiyot
Olympics champion Vivian Cheruiyot says she received blessings from Usain Bolt before the 5,000m final on Friday.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Viv Bolts to victory: Thanks to blessings from Usain St Leo, says Cheruiyot
HUGE EXPECTATIONS: Kipchoge, Biwott and Korir out to reclaim Wanjiru‘s title today at 3:30pm
The writing is on the wall. The gods of athletics have spoken and the nation is pregnant with expectations. Kenya is thirsting for a second men’s Olympics marathon gold in Rio today.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
HUGE EXPECTATIONS: Kipchoge, Biwott and Korir out to reclaim Wanjiru‘s title today at 3:30pm
Hamstring injury forces Manangoi out of Rio
World 1,500m silver medallist Elijah Manangoi had his Olympics ended after the heats on Tuesday after picking up a hamstring injury
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Hamstring injury forces Manangoi out of Rio
It’s war on france
France faces Napoleonic battle from Kenya’s decorated steeplechaser Ezekiel Kemboi, who has since reversed his decision to retire, if only to teach the French a lesson on the track.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
It’s war on france
Ezekiel Kemboi announces retirement after bagging Bronze for Kenya at the Rio Olympics
Outgoing Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi has announced his retirement.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Ezekiel Kemboi announces retirement after bagging Bronze for Kenya at the Rio Olympics
Kenya wins two more gold medals; Kipruto sets new Olympics record as Kemboi announces retirement
Kemboi announces his retirement after finishing third as country tops in athletics medal table
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Kenya wins two more gold medals; Kipruto sets new Olympics record as Kemboi announces retirement
Aiming high: Koech wants to return home with a 400m hurdles medal as Kemwoi eyes faster time
Nicholas Bett went to the World Championships in Beijing, China, last year, as an underdog. But he shocked the world with the 400m hurdles global title, a feat previously achieved 43 years ago by Uganda’s John Akii-Bua in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Aiming high: Koech wants to return home with a 400m hurdles medal as Kemwoi eyes faster time
Kenya wins two more gold medals as Kipruto sets new Olympics record
Yesterday, 22-year-old Faith Chepng’etich Kipyegon set the medal-winning mission in motion when she dramatically upstaged Ethiopia’s world 1,500m record holder Genzebe Dibaba.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Kenya wins two more gold medals as Kipruto sets new Olympics record
READY TO GO: Yego gears up for his bit as 800m women charges face Semenya
Julius Yego, the world javelin champion, has not impressed since winning the global title at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, last year.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
READY TO GO: Yego gears up for his bit as 800m women charges face Semenya
WAITING FOR GOLD: Kipruto, Kemboi, Brimin all eyeing top prize in 3,000m steeplechase
The men’s 3,000m steeplechase is considered Kenya’s traditional race and Kenyans cannot even entertain the thought of an Olympics gold not coming home.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
WAITING FOR GOLD: Kipruto, Kemboi, Brimin all eyeing top prize in 3,000m steeplechase
Team Kenya get down to 5,000m medal hunt: Ndiku, Kiplagat and Yosei carry the country's mantle in middle distance race
When the men’s 5,000m heats are held today, the talk will mainly be about who will stop the UK’s Olympics champion Mo Farah from winning another double.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Team Kenya get down to 5,000m medal hunt: Ndiku, Kiplagat and Yosei carry the country's mantle in middle distance race
QUEST FOR GOLD HARVEST: Vivian, Asbel set for jewels in 5,000m and 1,500m Rio Olympics races
World champions Vivian Cheruiyot and Asbel Kiprop safely negotiated their passage into the next round of their respective races yesterday at the Olympic Stadium.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
QUEST FOR GOLD HARVEST: Vivian, Asbel set for jewels in 5,000m and 1,500m Rio Olympics races
Vivian returns to tackle Ethiopians
After bagging a silver in the 10,000m last Friday, Vivian Cheruiyot returns to the track today as her search for the elusive Olympics gold medal continues.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Vivian returns to tackle Ethiopians
FAMILY RIVALRY RELOADED: Kiprop, Kiplagat rekindle battle of their fathers 29 years ago
An exciting family rivalry beckons as the men’s 1,500m round one gets underway at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro this afternoon.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
FAMILY RIVALRY RELOADED: Kiprop, Kiplagat rekindle battle of their fathers 29 years ago
World 1,500m silver medalist Chepngetich has faith in her 1,500m ability
World 1,500m silver medallist Faith Chepngetich says she is in top form and believes she can deliver a gold medal when she competes in the final tonight.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
 World 1,500m silver medalist Chepngetich has faith in her 1,500m ability
Kemboi shows fine form as Kenyans draw lines on rivals Jager and Mekhissi
Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi simply jogged to the finish line after he was certain of a slot in the finals.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Kemboi shows fine form as Kenyans draw lines on rivals Jager and Mekhissi
Nicholas Bett holds East Africa’s hurdles mantle
Nicholas Bett’s victory in 400m hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, made a strong statement about East Africa and Africa’s re-emergence in hurdles.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Nicholas Bett holds East Africa’s hurdles mantle
THREAT BY OUR DAUGHTER: Bahrain’s Jebet a challenge to Kenya’s steeple gold dream
As a precocious 16-year-old, her talent barely raised eyebrows. After all, this was just a tiny girl trying to win honours for her primary school.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
THREAT BY OUR DAUGHTER: Bahrain’s Jebet a challenge to Kenya’s steeple gold dream
Is Rudisha able to return the London gold feat?
‘Rudisha’ is the Swahili word for ‘return’. It remains a riddle as to whether Kenya’s track maestro David Rudisha will fly back home with his two-lap race crown.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Is Rudisha able to return the London gold feat?
Paul Tanui put up strong fight but still rues slow pace in opening 5000 metres that undermined their strategy
Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui says their winning strategy at Olympic Stadium did not work.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Paul Tanui put up strong fight but still rues slow pace in opening 5000 metres that undermined their strategy
KENYA'S FIRST GOLD? Kiyeng, Chepkoech and Rotich eyeing maiden steeplechase title tomorrow
World 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng cruised into tomorrow's finals after winning Heat Three in the qualifying rounds.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
KENYA'S FIRST GOLD? Kiyeng, Chepkoech and Rotich eyeing maiden steeplechase title tomorrow
D-day for kenya trio as Sumgong, Jepkesho and Kiprop battle for Kenya's maiden women Olympic marathon gold today
Kenyans always dominate well-heeled big city marathons but an Olympic title has turned out a mountain to climb for Kenyan women.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
D-day for kenya trio as Sumgong, Jepkesho and Kiprop battle for Kenya's maiden women Olympic marathon gold today
Kick off: Kenya’s Olympics finally starts tomorrow
It’s now six days since the Olympics officially started after the opening ceremony last Friday at the famous Maracana Stadium.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Kick off: Kenya’s Olympics finally starts tomorrow
Peter Mungai: I lost to better boxer
“I lost to a better boxer” was Peter Mungai’s message after being knocked out of the Olympics in the men’s Light Flyweight category on Wednesday.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Peter Mungai: I lost to better boxer
COMMUNICATION: A line will set you back Sh3,500 only
COMMUNICATION: A line will set you back Sh3,500 only
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
COMMUNICATION: A line will set you back Sh3,500 only
Track and field athletes arrive in Rio
The athletics team landed safely in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday evening after a standoff at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which had threatened to abort the trip.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Track and field athletes arrive in Rio
LIONESSES TAMED: New Zealand and France dish out harsh lesson to Kenya women's rugby team
The Kenya Lionesses' journey at the Rio Olympics was ended on Saturday after losing their first two opening matches.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
LIONESSES TAMED: New Zealand and France dish out harsh lesson to Kenya women's rugby team
NKANATA OUT: Star sprinter out of Olympics due to blunder by NOCK and Athletics Kenya
Mike Mokamba will be the sole competitor for Kenya in the 200m after Carvin Nkanata was withdrawn from the team due to documentation problems.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
NKANATA OUT:  Star sprinter out of Olympics due to blunder by NOCK and Athletics Kenya
Kenyan welterweight Rayton Okwiri beats Russia's Andrei Zamkovoi
Welter weight boxer Rayton Okwiri showed the way for other Kenyan boxers at the Olympics after beating Russian Andrei Zamkovoi.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Kenyan welterweight Rayton Okwiri beats Russia's Andrei Zamkovoi
Legend Keino feted: Athletics great makes Olympics history as he receives Laurel Award
Just like he always led on the track during his heydays, track legend Kipchoge Keino once again opened a new chapter in Olympics history when he became the first ever athlete to receive an Olympic Laurel Award.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Legend Keino feted: Athletics great makes Olympics history as he receives Laurel Award
Kenya’s first events in Rio: Focus will be on swimming and boxing as Olympics serves off
With track and field action not starting until August 12, Kenya’s focus at the Rio Olympics will be at the boxing ring and the swimming pool after the opening ceremony on Friday night.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Kenya’s first events in Rio: Focus will be on swimming and boxing as Olympics serves off
Baptism of fire for Shehzana as she faces champ
Shehzana Anwar’s reward for booking a slot in the Rio Olympics is a pairing with defending champion Ki Bo-Bae of South Korea.
By Bismarck Mutahi in Rio Di Janeiro 7 years ago
Baptism of fire for Shehzana as she faces champ
Weightlifter Adede focused on improving his level
Being the only weight lifter might be a challenge for James Adede, but it will not stop his quest for a good show at the Olympic Games.
By BISMARCK MUTAHI IN RIO DI JANEIRO 7 years ago
Weightlifter Adede focused on improving his level
Sevens’ captain harbours hopes: Amonde sees no threat ahead of Rio Olympics Games rugby
Sevens team captain Andrew Amonde says Kenya’s main threat at the Olympics will be themselves.
By BISMARCK MUTAHI IN RIO DI JANEIRO 7 years ago
Sevens’ captain harbours hopes: Amonde sees no threat ahead of Rio Olympics Games rugby
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL: Second batch of Team Kenya lands amid optimism
The first batch of track athletes arrived in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday full of optimism ahead of the track action that begins at the Olympic Stadium on August 12.
By BISMARCK MUTAHI IN RIO DI JANEIRO 7 years ago
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL: Second batch of Team Kenya lands amid optimism
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