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  • Short Summary

    French athletes in qualifying championships to compete in the Olympics.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Paris, France

    CUs Abdou Seye, French athlete nicknamed the "Black Arrow", combing his hair, Tired and unwell, he missed the French Athletic Championships at Colombes Stadium. LS The Men's 100 metres being run without Seye in which Delecour and Piquemal finish together, a photofinish cannot distinguish who has won so the race is run again between the two. LS Run again, and this time Piquemal just wins. MS to LS Delecour and Piquemal after completions of race, both qualifying for the Olympic Games to be held in Rome. LS Macquet throwing the Javelin and qualifying for the Olympics. LS Battista doing the triple jump and qualifying for the Olympics. MS Fournier taking the high jump. CU 18 year old black athlete from Tehad, Idriss. MS Idriss taking the high jump and clears at 2.09 metres.

    High shot, the 5,000 metres in progress, showing Bernard and Robert Bogey competing. CU Bernard and Bogey racing along together. Elevated as Bernard laps field to win. CU Bernard and Bogey after race. MS and CU Michael Bernard at his job as a refrigerator salesman. CU Bernard puts on special training shoes with lead weights inside to strengthen leg muscles. Various good shots of Michael Bernard in training, showing him using weights, severe training in the forest, and general running practice.

    Note: Date on original record: 25/07/1960.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:20:00 / 01:29:24:00
    UN 3383 I

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