• Short Summary

    British and Commonwealth athletes compete in pre Olympic trials at White City.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "British Hopes Limber Up For Olympics".

    White City Stadium, London.

    British athletes hold pre Olympic try out at White City.

    MS Start of the sprint. Corporal Laing, West Indian athlete from Trinidad, leading. LS Cut in shot of the stands, not very crowded.

    CU Alan Paterson, clearing 6'4" in the high jump but failing at the next height.

    LS the start of the 800 metres. LS the 800 metres being run showing Arthur Wint, Jamaican, gradually taking the lead and winning. CU Wint, half length, full face, resting his arms on the shoulders of two men, after the race.

    MS LS Shots of the relay race which was won by combined Services.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1193.04
    Media URN:
    41132
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:57:00 / 01:09:22:00
    Canister:
    47/67

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