American athletes compete in event from Philadelphia. High jumps and sprints feature.
Unused / unissued material -
Title reads: "Sports Page. 'Spaceman' Thomas Sets High Jump Mark". American voiceovered newsreel material.
Philadelphia, United States of America (USA).
Elevated LS. of the stadium. LS of crowd. MS John Thomas making the high jump (slow motion). MS Crowd standing up. Elevated LS of the 200 metres in progress, and being won by Ray Norton. MS as Norton walks off track. MS Judges setting the bar at 7ft. 11/2" for Thomas to take the high jump. LS as Thomas takes the run towards to jump. MS as Thomas runs towards and leaps the jump (slow motion). MS as Thomas stands beside board showing the height he has jumped.
(Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 28/04/1960.