• Short Summary

    1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Modern Pentathlon, and action from the athletics stadium

  • Description

    Men's modern pentathlon horse riding action first, and Sweden's Sven Thofelt starting his run, then jumping over stream. Germany's Hermann Lemp starting his run, then slight film jump as he jumps stream. Hungary's Lajos von Sipeki-von Balas starts his run, then film break up as he nearly falls jumping stream and loses his helmet, and close up of him struggling to stay on horse. Tight close up Germany's Gotthardt Handrick, who won the silver medal, making difficult jump and heading down hill.
    Shaky slate reading 'Finland triumphant in 10,000 metres race' in German. Shaky high angle, then low angle of men's 10,000 metres race. Shaky close up spectators watching, then various shaky shots of runners running. Shaky tacking close up of Finnish runner taking the lead as he takes the bell, with German commentary inter-cut. Runners battling it out for lead, then Finland's Ilmari Salminen and Arvo Askola neck and neck heading into the home straight. Salminen kicks for home, and is able to just hold off Askola, who almost catches him as he slows at the tape. Nice shot of Salminen, Askola, and compatriot Volmari Iso-Hollo who won the bronze medal, posing together for photographers. Wide angle Salminen receiving flowers during medal ceremony, with him, Iso Hollo, and Askola all wearing 'Suomi' ('Finland') jumpers.
    Shaky slate reads 'Borchmeyer runs 10.5 seconds' in German. Slightly shaky men's 100 metres heat, won by Germany's Erich Borchmeyer. High angle, from stand of a different men's 100 metres heat.
    Low angle of women's 80 metres hurdles heat. Mid shot Germany's Willy Schroder, who finished in fifth place, throwing his discus, which almost hits the camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:04:07

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