Star Item
  • Description

    Exterior of Cesano shooting range, with flags flying. Spectators inside the shooting range. Close up of action from the men's 300 metre rifle final, with Austria's Hubert Hammerer aiming his gun. Wide of shooting targets. Close up of shooter, possibly Switzerland's Hans Rudolf Spillmann aiming his rifle. Wide of targets moving up and down. Rear angle of another shooter, possibly USSR's Vassily Borisov aiming gun with officials behind him. Tighter rear angle of same shooter aiming gun. Short shot of medal ceremony, with Borisov receiving his bronze medal. Spillmann won the silver, unseen, and Hammerer the gold, also unseen. Wider shot of interior of shooting range, showing row of shooters. Silhouettes of male shooters shooting pistols. Close up of target coming towards shooter on wire. Nice close up of the 50 metres men's free pistol final medal winners posing together with their medals, with USSR's Aleksey Gushchin wearing gold, USSR's Makhmud Umarov wearing silver, and Japan's Yoshihisa Yoshikawa wearing the bronze medal.
    Men's decathlon action now, tight angle of USA's Rafer Johnson pole vaulting, clearing the bar, and landing in an uncomfortable looking sand pit. Various shots of pole vaulters successfully making their jumps, and landing in the sand pit, including Taiwan's Yang Chuan-Kwang. Close up of Johnson throwing his javelin, followed by Yang Chuan-Kwang throwing his. Nice close up of the end of the finish to the decathlon's 1500 metres, with Yang Chuan-Kwang crossing the line first, closely followed by Rafer Johnson, who embraces him as the American has won the gold medal. Wide of scoreboard showing the decathlon result, with USSR's Vasily Kuznetsov winning the bronze. Nice shot of the medal winners on the podium after receiving their medals, shaking hands. Close up of flags being raised during medal ceremony.
    Men's triple jump next, and nice low angle of Poland's Jozef Szmidt jumping. Great slow motion shot of Szmidt executing another jump. Low angle of another jumper, possibly USSR's Vladimir Goryaev, taking his jump. Another nice slow motion angle of same jumper taking his jump. Low angle of another jumper, possibly USSR's Vitold Kreer, taking his jump. Same nice slow motion of same jumper taking his jump. Tight shot of crowd applauding. Nice tight close up of athletes posing together on podium after medal ceremony, with Szmidt taking the gold, Goryaev the silver, and Kreer the bronze. Wide shot of scoreboard showing the final result.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    No Sound
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:16:04 / 10:22:07
    Sort Number:
  • Stills

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

Comments (0)

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

Add your comment