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  • Short Summary

    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, pool action

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    Start of men's 200 metres breaststroke final, in which the swimmers are using the butterfly stroke, these being the last games before the butterfly became a separate event. Various close ups of lead swimmers, and of finish of race, with Australia's John Davies coming from behind to win the gold medal, USA's Bowen Stassforth taking the silver, and Germany's Herbert Klein the bronze. Flags being raised during medal ceremony. Close up of start of men's 200 metres breaststroke final, of lead swimmers turning, and of finish of race. Close up of John Davies in pool, and of medal ceremony. Tight close up Davies walking away, and Davies and Stassforth holding flowers. Close ups Japanese swimmers receiving head massage, and foot massage, and vigorous leg massage involving a female masseuse walking up and down their legs. Funny close up Japanese swimmer receiving massage, with masseuse walking on him in background. Various shots of crowds of spectators watching events, including close up of royal box with dignitaries.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:53 / 10:16:21

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