• Short Summary

    Athletes from Uganda and Tanzania met competitors from kenya in a triangular match at Nairobi's Langata Armed Forces Stadium on Saturday (1 December).

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    Athletes from Uganda and Tanzania met competitors from kenya in a triangular match at Nairobi's Langata Armed Forces Stadium on Saturday (1 December).

    The match was intended to replace the East and Central Africa Athletics championships in Addis Ababa, which were cancelled because of the Ethiopian drought situation. Malawi, which was invited to compete, pulled but at the last minute.

    Kenya, who have dominated athletics in East Africa for many years, were strongly represented. Tanzania fielded 44 competitors, including eight who have so far managed to qualify for the Commonwealth Games. The Tanzanians used Saturday's match to select more qualifiers for their team at the forthcoming Christchurch Commonwealth Games.

    Uganda sent 28 athletes to Nairobi, but the 400 metres hurdles world record-holder John Akii-Bua could not make the trip because of work commitments.

    In the Men's 100 metres sprint, Kwimba of Tanzania clocked a winning 10.5 seconds, with Chinota of Tanzania second and Mutuwga of kenya third.

    In the main women's event, the 800 metres, Chelimo of kenya won in 2 mins. 9.4 seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBLVHP0QLZ6J8TWT1DDD0EBXC
    Media URN:
    VLVABBLVHP0QLZ6J8TWT1DDD0EBXC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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