Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • Not Licensable
  • View as stills
  • Description

    After a false start, the start of men's 1500 metres final, and various low angle shots of runners running past camera. Finish of race, with France's Josy Barthel taking the gold medal, USA's Bob McMillen the silver and Germany's Werner Lueg the bronze. Close up Barthel smiling and waving, then great close up of him breaking down in tears, and being consoled by Norway's Audun Boysen. Close up Barthel regaining his composure.
    Slate reading 'steeplechase 400 metres'. Start of men's 3000 metres steeplechase final. Wide, high angle of the pack as they head down the home straight, then close up of USA's Horace Ashenfelter and USSR's Vladimir Kazantsev battling for lead. Ashenfelter racing away from Kazantsev on the last bend to take the gold medal, and nearly running into an official as he runs over the line. Close up Kazantsev crossing the line for silver, and Great Britain's John Disley for the bronze, then scoreboard showing the result of the race.
    Tracking shot of men's 400 metres final, with Jamaica's George Rhoden taking the gold medal in a very close finish, Jamaica's Herb McKenley winning the silver, and USA's Ollie Matson the bronze. Long shot of scoreboard showing result of race.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    No Sound
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:15 / 10:14:30
    Sort Number:
  • Appears in...

    1952 Helsinki Olympics
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. bobb1968 says

    Please note that Josy Barthel was NOT from France but from the GRAND-DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG. Please correct this mistake.
    Bob from Luxembourg

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment