Women's Olympic Games Aka Womens Olympic… 1926

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    Full title reads: "Women's Olympic Games. English girl athletes triumph in 2nd International Contest".

    Gothenburg (aka Goteborg), Sweden.

    M/S of a parade of women athletes walking around stadium. Each team walks behind their nation's flag; good view of U.K. and French women passing.

    Intertitle reads: "Britain wins 250 metres in new record time".

    M/S of women's sprinting race, we see British competitor breaking through finishing line. C/U of two British women athletes with Union Jacks on their shirts. They have their arms around each other and look very happy.

    Intertitle reads: "Vidlakova (Czechoslovakia) won putting the shot".

    M/S of women shot putting (looks like stereotype of Eastern European shot putter). C/U of same shot putter, Vidlakova.

    Intertitle reads: "France wins the 60 metre".

    M/S of start of women's sprinting race. Panning shot follows them around track. Slow motion M/S of women breaking through finishing line.

    Intertitle reads: "Miss Hitomi - Japan's sole entry - won standing long jump - broke World's record long jump and was placed in 100 & 250 metres".

    Slow motion M/S of Miss Hitomi of Japan jumping across sand pit, no run up.

    Intertitle reads: "Britain wins Relay in record time".

    L/S of runners crossing finishing line. M/S of four British women athletes - the relay team.

    Intertitle reads: "British Girls win King Gustave's [sic - King Gustav] special prize".

    Panning M/S of gaggle of British women athletes. M/S of a woman (possible Sweden's Crowned Princess?) presenting trophies to competitors.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:50:58. L/S of lots of pigeons being released in stadium. M/S of a high jumper. C/U of female athlete (French?) laughing. L/S of hurdle race. M/S of woman athlete (German?). Various shots of a Swedish javelin thrower. More shots long jumpers. More shots of parade, athletes give Olympic salute (looks like Nazi salute). M/S of Swedish team. Various shots of shot putters, including Hitomi. More shots of running races. C/U of English athletes. More shots of Hitomi jumping and receiving her prize.

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