Remarkable sports men and women, they have excellently represented the continent of Africa abroad, bringing back home laurels and making their respective countries proud. They are the most decorated African Olympians.
We bring to you the top 14 African Olympic Gold Medalists of All Time.
14) Françoise Mbango Etone, Cameroon (2 Gold)
Born in Cameroon, Françoise Mbango Etone is a female track and field athlete. Competing for her home country, she was the gold medalist in the triple jump at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Etone retained her title with an Olympic record distance of 15.39m at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She is the first athlete representing Cameroon to win medals at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. She is also a great long jumper finishing second at the African Championships in 1999 (6.55 m).
13) Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenya (2 Gold)
Winner of multiple steeplechase events, Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi is a magnificent Kenyan athlete. He won the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2004 Summer Olympics and also went on to win it again at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Ezekiel won the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2009 World Championships, the 2011 World Championships, and the 2013 World Championships. He is one of only three men to have won both Olympic and World golds in the event, along with Reuben Kosgei and Brimin Kipruto. He is the only multiple gold medalist in both.
His 3000m steeplechase best of 7:55.76 set at Monaco in 2011 places him as the sixth fastest of all time.