Kenya tops Africa Beijing Olympic Medal Tally

Kenya bagged five gold, five silver, and four bronze medals to finish 15th overall on the medal table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They are the highest placed African nation at the Games. Neighbours and perennial rivals Ethiopia are 18th with four gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Zimbabwe are 37th with a gold [...]

Catherine Ndereba secures Kenya’s first Beijing Olympics medal

   World Marathon Champion Catherine Ndereba (2:27:06) gave Kenya their first medal at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday morning in the Chinese capital. Ndereba was second behind Romanian veteran Constantina Tomescu (2:26:44) in the women’s marathon. China’s Chunxiu Zhou (2:07.07) clinched the bronze medal. Other Africans who finished in the  top 10 were fifth placed [...]

Ethiopia’s Dibaba wins Beijing Olympic 10000m, Kenya’s Masai set World Junior record

Ethiopian defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba dug deep in the closing 300m to eclipse a spirited effort from Ethiopian-born Elvan Abeylegessa of Turkey to retain her Olympic 10000m title at the nest in Beijing on Friday. Such was the pace that Dibaba established a career best and Olympic record of 29:54.66. She was followed similar career [...]