• Short Summary

    The second day of track and field events includes the hammer toss, long jump, long-distance speed walking, 100-metre dash, women's javelin toss, 400-metre hurdles, discus, pole vaulting, women's 100-metre finals, and 800-metre and 5000-metre finals, and the Empire Pool hosts diving competitions and both men's and women's 100-metre freestyle finals

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Britain 1948: The Olympic Games

    ENGLAND: London: Brent: Wembley: Wembley Stadium & Empire Pool
    INT/EXT

    FANNY BLANKERS-COEN Dutch women athletes who wins the 100 metres final with Dorothy Manley of Great Britain second


    Discus Concolini of Italy wins the Olympic title and breaks the record with a throw of 173 feet 2 inches


    DIVING Olympic Games Diving - Harlan of U.S.A. wins the springboard event at Empire Pool


    HURDLE RACING 400 metres hurdles won by Cochran of U.S.A. with White of Ceylon second in record time of 51.1


    JAVELIN Men's javelin contest in The Olympic Games won by H. Baume of Austria with record threw of 149 feet 6 inches


    OLYMPIC GAMES - 1948 Further events. Throwing the Hammer won by Nemeth of Hungary. Long Jump to Steele of U.S.A. 50 Kilometres Walk won by Ljunggen of Sweden. 100 metres heat. Javelin won by Baume of Austria. 400 metres hurdles. won by Cochran with White second. Diving at empire Pool. Swimming - 100 metres free-style men and women. Men's discuss event. won by Consolini of Italy. Pole Vaulting in bad weather conditions. 100 metres women's final won by Fanny Blankers Coen. 800 metres won by Whitfield - second Wint. Reiff wins 5000 metres from Zatopek with very fine finish


    OLYMPIC GAMES Olympic Games 3rd Day 31st July 1948


    POLE SQUATTING & POLE VAUTING & Poles Olympic Games pole-vaulting in heavy rain. Title won by O.G. Smith of the U.S.A. with 14 feet 1 1/4 inches


    SWIMMING Olympic games swimming - Men's and women's 100 metres free-style. Men's won by Riss of U.S.A. and women's by Greta Andersen of Denmark


    THROWING THE HAMMER Nemeth wins the Olympic Games championship at Britain 1948


    WALKING 50 Kilometre walk of the Olympic games won by Lunggen of Sweden. Lloyd Johnson of Britain third


    Sport; Athletics

    post-war, postwar, spectators, hurdler, runner, running, racing, race, athletes, winner, divers
    Background: The second day of track and field events includes the hammer toss, long jump, long-distance speed walking, 100-metre dash, women's javelin toss, 400-metre hurdles, discus, pole vaulting, women's 100-metre finals, and 800-metre and 5000-metre finals, and the Empire Pool hosts diving competitions and both men's and women's 100-metre freestyle finals

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    Film ID:
    VLVADUVNRLPKYXH6XWA27L1KD62Y8
    Media URN:
    VLVADUVNRLPKYXH6XWA27L1KD62Y8
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:49:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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