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    Cameraman's slate reads '100 metres backstroke'. Mid shot start of men's 100 metres backstroke final. Tighter tracking shot of swimmers making the final turn, and finishing the race, with Yoshinobu Oyakawa taking the gold medal. Mid shot USA and France flags flying during the medal ceremony. High angle view of start of race, same angle of finish of race. Brief of spectators watching on.
    Tracking close up Emil Zatopek leading the men's 5,000 metres final. High angle of leading runners. Nice tight close up from behind the line of Zatopek winning the race, with Alain Mimoun following in second place. Nice close up Zatopek and Mimoun walking off the track with arms around each other. Nice tracking mid shot of Zatopek sprinting for the line at the end of the race, really showing his effort. Zatopek and Mimoun surrounded by photographers after race, and brief of lady spectator watching. Tracking shot Zatopek and Mimoun being overtaken by two runners, Germany's Herbert Schade, who won the bronze medal., and Great Britain's Chris Chataway, who fell on the last bend. Close up Chataway leading the race from Zatopek. Tracking shot Zatopek takes the lead, tight shot Zatopek jostling for position at the front of the pack. Wide angle leading pack running. Tracking shot Chataway leading from Zatopek, close up Zatopek takes lead. Nice wide tracking shot leading pack running. High angle tracking shot Zatopek challenged for lead. Wide, high angle of the start of the race. Tighter angle leading runners. Wide high angle of the field running down the home straight.
    Nice tight angle start of women's 80 metres hurdles final. Lovely wide angle of race, with camera staying on Australia's Shirley Strickland de la Hunty as she takes the gold.

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    British Pathé
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    No Sound
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:13:38 / 10:18:52
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  • Appears in...

    1952 Helsinki Olympics
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The slate at the outset of the clip signifies that the cameraman of the following swimming footage is Paul Wyand.

    The Men's 100 metre Backstroke final seen here took place on 1 August 1952.

    The Men's 5,000 metres and the Women's 80 metre hurdles featured here both took place on 24 July 1952.

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