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    CHARLES ASATI, 440-METRES CHAMPION WAS NAMED THIS WEEK (12 MARCH) 1969 KENYA SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR.

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    CHARLES ASATI, 440-METRES CHAMPION WAS NAMED THIS WEEK (12 MARCH) 1969 KENYA SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR. HE WON THE AWARD FOR HIS TRACK SUCCESSES DURING THE PAST YEAR. THEY INCLUDED A SILVER MEDAL AT THE MEXICO OLYMPIC GAMES AND A STRAIGHT VICTORY OVER 440-METRES WORLD CHAMPION LEE EVANS.

    AWARDS AND SPEECHES AT NEW STANLEY HOTEL, NAIROBI; AWARD WINNERS; GUESTS.

    THE AWARD WAS SPONSORED BY COCA-COLA (MID-AFRICA). THE AWARDS WERE PRESENTED BY MR. MASINDE MULIRO, MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVES AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

    SECOND PLACE WENT TO KENYA'S INTERNATIONAL BOXER (LIGHT MIDDLE WEIGHT) DAVID ATTAN AND THIRD PLACE WAS WON BY JACK SIMONIAN, MOTOR-CYCLIST, TRACK AND RALLY DRIVER.

    SYNOPSIS: MINISTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND LEADING SPORTS PERSONALITIES WERE PRESENT THIS WEEK AT NAIROBI'S NEW STANLEY HOTEL FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE 1969 KENYA SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.

    SECOND PRIZE WAS WON BY DAVID ATTAN, LIGHT MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMPION OF KENYA, A BOXER OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE. THE PRESENTATIONS WERE MADE BY MR. MASINE MULIRO, MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVES AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

    KENYA SPORTSMAN VICK PRESTON DEPUTISED FOR THIRD PRIZE-WINNER RALLY DRIVER JACK SIMONIAN. THE MAIN PRIZE AND APPLAUSE WAS FOR TRACK RUNNER CHARLES ASATI MEXICO OLYMPIC GAMES 440-METRES SILVER MEDAL WINNER, WHO ALSO DEFEATED WORLD 440-METRES CHAMPION LEE EVANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1072QGLEPTF2CYJOC0B94EPB
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1072QGLEPTF2CYJOC0B94EPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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