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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, athletics action

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    High jump, and low angle of athlete performing jump, and landing rather painfully in the sand. Low angle Brazil's Jose da Conceicao, who won the bronze medal, failing to clear the bar. Low angle Sweden's Gosta Svensson, who finished fourth, failing to clear the bar. Low angle Conceicao performing successful jump, and Svensson again failing to clear the bar. Brief close up board showing height jumped, then nice of scoreboard revolving. Low wide angle of jumpers performing unsuccessful jumps, including gold medal winner Walt Davis, who, having suffered from polio as a child, has an unmistakable gait. Close up revolving scoreboard. Low, quirky angle of jumpers performing unsucessful jumps and close up revolving scoreboard. Mid shot of Walt Davis, silver medal winner USA's Ken Wiesner, and bronze medal winner Conceicao climbing onto the podium for the medal ceremony, then tighter shot of same. Close up Davis shaking hands with official, then wider of Conceicao doing same. Tight close up Davis on podium, then lovely close up Davis with arms around Wiesner and Coneicao, all grinning. Close up medal winners reciving flowers and kissing flower girl.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:13:04 / 10:15:37

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Men's High Jump competition seen here took place on 20 July 1952.

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