Track And Swimming Events At Helsinki -… 1952

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    Cameraman's slate reads '80m women's hurdles'. Low angle of false start at start of women's 80 metres hurdles final. Brief shot from behind finish line of end of race, with Australia's Shirley Strickland De La Hunty winning the gold, USSR's Mariya Golubnichaya winning silver, and Germany's Maria Sander winning bronze. Close up Strickland, Golubnichaya and Sander standing straight on podium during medal ceremony. Nice close up Strickland standing during anthems, and medal winners receiving flowers.
    Cameraman's slate. Mid shot men's 5,000 metres final medal winners, Emil Zatopek, Alain Mimoun and Herbert Schade, on podium during medal ceremony. Tighter shot Mimoun has his hand shaken by official, who says something to him about Zatopek, who had beaten Mimoun to a gold medal for the second time in the games, and Mimoun shakes Zatopek's hand. Close up Zatopek, Mimoun, and Schade standing during national anthem, and Zatopek receiving flowers.
    Low angle from behind finish line of men's 110 metres hurdles final, won by USA's Harrison Dillard. Nice close up of Dillard being congratulated by compatriots Jack Davis and Arthur Barnard, who won silver and bronze. Very nice close up Harrison Dillard on track after final. Mid shot Dillard receiving gold medal during medal ceremony, nice tighter mid shot of Dillard shaking Davis' hand on the podium. Close up Dillard, Davis and Barnard standing for anthems. Brief but nice tight close up of Dillard's gold medal, being shown to photographers.
    Cameraman's slate. Interesting close ups of bank of officials sitting by the finish line on the track.
    Cameraman's slate. Good close up swimming race starter firing his starting pistol. Close up officials watching on. Close up swimming pool official looking at lane. Close up start of men's 100 metres backstroke final. Same shot end of race, with USA's Yoshinobu Oyakawa taking the gold medal, France's Gilbert Bozon taking the silver, and USA's Jack Taylor the bronze. Lovely close up of Taylor with his arm around Oyakawa in the pool. Lovely shots of Gilbert Bozon crying inconsolably into a towel, with possibly his father with his arm around him, with the medals in the foreground. Mid shot of medal ceremony, brief tight close up of Oyakawa on podium.
    Cameraman's slate reads 'men's high dive'. Lovely tracking slow motion shots of men performing dives from the high platform.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1952
    Sound:
    No Sound
    Media URN:
    101099
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    201206.1
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:05:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:25 / 10:13:38
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  • The Women's 80 metres hurdles and Men's 110 metres hurdles seen here both took place on 24 July 1952.

    "close up of Dillard being congratulated by compatriots Jack Davis and Arthur Barnard" - also offering his congrats is Yevhen Bulanchyk of the Soviet Union.

    "men's 100 metres backstroke final" - this event took place on 1 August 1952.

    The "men's high dive" referred to is the 10-metre Platform competition. This took place on 1 August 1952.

    jamied 28th Jul 2012

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