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Thelma Kench, 1932

Sprinter Thelma Kench poses in the starting position in 1932. In 1930 Kench was the New Zealand women's 100-yards champion. She equalled the world record of 11.2 seconds that year, and replicated the feat in 1932.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Crown Studios Collection
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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - Athletics between the wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by David Colquhoun, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 20 Sep 2016