• Short Summary

    British Sporting Personalities series focus's on Mary Bignal's training and success's.

  • Description

    Mary Bignal runs up to long jump and lands in sand pit. CU Mary walking past camera. She is seen running the women's hurdle race in a large stadium. Race repeated in slow motion showing her winning. CA's stadium crowd cheering. On a podium next to Russian athletes she receives Trophy and flowers. Three newspaper write-ups. Mary drives into the Guiness works on her scooter. She stands behind a post office counter with another girl. she is seen behind the P.O. grill serving two customers. CU clock on wall at 5pm. dissolve to CU stop watch. Mary jumps hurdles in an empty stadium. Her coach John Le Mesurier joins her with stop watch. She jumps the long jump and then the high jump in slow motion.
    At White City she is seen crossing the winning line and then jumping the long jump. CU as she puts on her running shoes. LS as Mary jumps hurdles at British Games. Stadium crowd reaction. CU Mary and two women athletes.
    Mary seen competing in long jump in Warsaw. Newspaper clipping "Mary tops Olympic Long Jump". LS Mary competing in hurdles at White City. She is seen coaching school girls the high jump. At home she is dress making surrounded by her trophies. Laying on her bed see reads her fan mail. Mary is seen training and shot putting . At White City she wins the long jump and given a trophy. At an indoor competition she wins the long jump record. Mary is seen long jumping in Moscow and then winning the hurdles in UK. Good close up shots of her.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2257.05
    Media URN:
    75729
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:33:00 / 01:52:25:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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