Kenya at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
·Kenya has claimed 42 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G16-S15-B11.
·Beijing 2008 were Kenya's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning five gold medals (S3-B1).
·The NPC made its debut at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games.
·Kenya is in 46th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 15 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals. The remaining two medals were claimed in swimming (one gold) and lawn bowls (one silver)
·Athletes Abraham Tarbei, Henry Kirwa and Henry Wanyoike are Kenya's most successful Paralympians in individual events claiming three gold medals and one bronze medal each.
·This century, 23 of the 26 medals won by Kenya came in track events (800m, 1500m, 5000m), with the exception of Mary Nakhumica's three medals in field events.
·Nakhumica won her first ever Paralympic medal at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games when she was just 13 years old. She won gold in the women's javelin throw THW7.
·Nakhumica also claimed three silver medals in the women's javelin throw (1996, 2000, 2008) and a bronze medal in the women's shot put (2000).
·Nakhumica is the only female athlete who has claimed a medal for Kenya at the last two editions of the Paralympic Games.
·There is no rights holding broadcaster in Kenyz, but the Paralympic Games can be watched live via the IPC’s website at www.paralympic.org.
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