• Short Summary

    Several Kenyan athletes had their last chance to qualify for January's Commonwealth Games in New Zealand at their national athletic championships in Kisumu last weekend (November 17-18).

  • Description

    Several Kenyan athletes had their last chance to qualify for January's Commonwealth Games in New Zealand at their national athletic championships in Kisumu last weekend (November 17-18).

    Kenya has a fine athletic record internationally. The famous miler Kip Keino, new a professional, was in the crowd to watch his county's new hopes. Ben Jipcho, who has also been offered professional terms, turned in a useful 3 min. 43 secs. for the 1,500 metres but the meeting was more important for those who have yet to prove themselves.

    John Kwebi of the Kenyan Army finally qualified for the Commonwealth Games with a 20.9 secs. 200 metres. He has already qualified for the 100 metres which he won in slowish 10.9 secs.

    14-year-old Kenyan schoolgirl Sabina Chebichi, who is tipped to become s famous as Keino, recorded 4 mins. 25 secs. for the women's 1,500 metres - almost 15 secs, inside the winning time at this year's Pan African Games.

    Alice Adala who ran the quickest 200 metres by a Kenyan woman in Italy earlier this year won the 100 metres in 12.5, but she was beaten to the 200 metres by Tecla Chemabwai who clicked an impressive 24.6 seconds.

    Nairobi's Bill Koskei won the 400 metres hurdles in 50.6 secs, but fellow hurdler Fatwell Kamaiye ran the best race of the day, a 13.8 sec. 110 metre hurdles the fastest ever on African soil.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VH0DGGGXE3G10L6J1ZGI09C
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VH0DGGGXE3G10L6J1ZGI09C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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