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    1964 Tokyo Olympics, Athletics medals won and lost

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    NB this story in its entirety appears on reel 10, only with audio. Close up Olympic flame burning in stadium. Start of men's marathon in stadium. Close up Emperor Hirohito (Showa) watching the action, then high angle athletes leaving the stadium. Nice close up pan from feet to head of Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila, who won the gold medal. Close up first 2 runners running around corner.
    Men's pole vault action next, and slow motion shot of Germany's Wolfgang Reinhardt, who won the silver medal, making an unsuccessful jump. Nice slow motion of USA's Fred Hansen, who won the gold medal, making a successful jump. Olympic flame burning in the night.
    Men's long jump next, and brief shot of Great Britain's Lynn Davies, who won the gold medal, jumping, and scoreboard showing '7.80', not his medal winning jump. Davies jumping again, and nice brief shot of him after jump. Medal ceremony, with Davies winning gold, USA's Ralph Boston the silver, and USSR's Igor Ter-Ovanesyan the bronze.
    Men's middle-heavyweight weightlifting action next, and Great Britain's Louis Martin, who won the silver medal, making a successful lift, with close up of his face as he lifts.
    Tracking shot of start of men's 4 x 400 metres final action, and close up spectators watching on. First baton change, with USA's runner falling over as he passes he baton. Close up spectators, then finish of race, with USA running away to win the gold medal, Great Britain the silver and Trinidad & Tobago the bronze. Lovely close up of Great Britain's Robbie Brightwell being hugged by his fianc?e Ann Packer on the track.
    Back to the men's marathon action, and Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila re-entering the stadium in the lead. Close up Bikila as he crosses the line to take the gold medal, then spinning his arms and touches his toes to warm down. Great Britain's Basil Heatley and Japan's Kokichi Tsuburaya entering the stadium almost together, then tracking shot of Heatley as he pulls away from Tsuburaya. Close up spectators shouting, then Heatley crossing the line to take the silver medal. Close up Bikila receiving his gold medal, then Bikila, Tsuburaya, and Heatley together on podium.
    Start of women's 800 metres final, then high angle of lead pack. Spectators watching on, then mid shot of end of race, with Great Britain's Ann packer powering home to take the gold medal, France's Maryvonne Dupureur the silver, and New Zealand's Marise Chamberlain the bronze. Lovely shot Ann running to hug fianc?e Robbie Brightwell, then nice of Ann. Nice of Packer, Dupureur, and Chamberlain on podium wearing theirs medals after the medal ceremony.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:07 / 10:11:44

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