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    Sabina Chehichi is Kenya's newest athletic discovery.

    It was not until May of this year that?

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    Sabina Chehichi is Kenya's newest athletic discovery.

    It was not until May of this year that the fourteen-year-old schoolgirl burst on the scene in a meet organised by the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association in Kericho. Sabina -- running in bare feet and a bright green petticoat -- ran the 800 metres in 2 minutes 16.8 seconds, and the 1500 metres in 4 minutes 40 seconds. Her times already approached the world marks.

    In Sardinia, on an Italian tour, Sabina set a new record for the island of 2 minutes 12 seconds for the 800 metres event.

    The Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, next year, will be Sabina's first top-class international meeting. Kenyan athletics officials predict it will be far from her last.

    Beyond the Commonwealth Games are the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

    Sabina belongs to the Elgeyo tribe of Kenya's western highlands. She lives in a mud hut, and tends the cattle on the family farm. But these humble beginnings do not appear to hinder her, and may well lead her to a gold medal in the Olympics.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIVWKISSUOICTT69MX5NYN510
    Media URN:
    VLVAIVWKISSUOICTT69MX5NYN510
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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