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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Women's 400 metres freestyle swimming final action

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    Cameraman's slate reading '400 ladies'. Swimmers start the women's 400 metres freestyle swimming final, long shot of them swimming. Long, wide shot of spectators on the far side of the pool watching the action. Tight close up of three swimmers battling for the lead. Tight close up lead swimmer, then pan to chasing pack. Camera follows lead swimmer, Hungary's Valeria Gyenge, as she swims the final length and touches home, followed by Hungary's Eva Novak in second, and USA's Evelyn Kawamoto in third. Shot of flags flying during medal ceremony.
    Side-on angle of start of women's 400 metres freestyle final. Close up following pack chasing the Valeria Gyenge. Close up of spectators looking on. Side angle as Gyenge touches home. Nice close up of Gyenge treading water, looking a little nonplussed. Low shot of Gyenge, Novak and Kawamoto on podium during medal ceremony. Tighter shot of the three athletes, then tight close up of Gyenge, who smiles.
    High angle of women's 400 metres freestyle final, as swimmers turn.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:09:48 / 10:12:59

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Women's 400 metres featured in this clip took place on 2 August 1952.

    The cameraman shooting this footage is Paul Wyand.

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