- Team Kenya managed to win a total of 10 medals during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan
- Kipchoge, Jepchirchir, Kipyegon, and Emmanuel Korir all won gold medals for Kenya
- The haul of 10 medals afforded the country a 19th place finish globally, with the USA topping the charts
- China, Japan and Great Britain were all afforded a place in the top five overall after a good showing
Despite a slow start at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Kenya has sealed a first-place finish in Africa on medal standings.
Kenya earned its place on top of the continent after collecting a total of 10 medals during the postponed Summer Games.
Of the 10 medals, four were gold, four silver, and two bronze.
Benjamin Kigen won the country's first medal on Monday, August 2, after he finished third in the men's 3000m steeplechase to clinch bronze.
While it was the country's first time to miss out on gold in the event, Kigen's brave show lifted the spirits of other athletes who had not competed following a disappointing showing on the opening days of the Games.
Ferguson Rotich added silver to Kenya's medal basket after he sealed a second-place finish in the same competition.
Hyvin Kiyeng had earlier won a bronze in the women's 3000m steeplechase, with the three medals shooting Kenya to 38th globally and top in Africa.
Team Kenya managed to win more medals through Faith Kipyegon, Timothy Cheruiyot, Brigid Kosgei, and Peres Jepchirchir.
Eliud Kipchoge crowned it for the team on the morning of Sunday, August 8, after he retained his Olympic crown in the marathon to clinch gold.
Kipchoge's medal catapulted Kenya to 19th on the medal standings and cemented the country's place in no.1 on the continent.
Uganda finished second in Africa and 35th globally, with South Africa completing the podium at position 51.
The USA, meanwhile, pipped China to finish on top after collecting a staggering 110 medals, with 38 of those being gold, 39 silvers, and 33 bronzes.
China subsequently finished second, with hosts Japan, Great Britain, and Russia finishing third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Social media users Hail Kipchoge as Greatest of All Time
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported social media users have taken to social media to hail Eliud Kipchoge following his epic show in Japan to win the country's fourth gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Kipchoge stormed to victory after posting an incredible 2.08.38 to cross the finish line ahead of Dutch athlete Abdi Negeeye and Belgium's Bashir Abdi.
Despite the harsh weather conditions in Sapporo that athletes had to contend with, Kipchoge remained impenetrably solid through the race to defend his Olympic crown.
In doing so, the Kenyan marathoner became only the third athlete in the Olympics history to replicate the feat after Ethiopian Abebe Bikila (in 1960 and 1964) and German Waldemar Cierpinski (in 1972 and 1976).