• Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, some brief athletics moments

  • Description

    Close up of medal ceremony for the women's 400 metres final, with France's Colette Besson receiving the gold medal, Great Britain's Lillian Board the silver, and, unseen, USSR's Nataliya Pechyonkina-Chistyakova getting the bronze.
    Slow motion wide pan of Olympic stadium interior, then zoom in to pole vaulter taking jump, then spectators. Nice slow motion close up of male pole vaulter, possibly Germany's Wolfgang Nordwig who won the bronze medal, running and making successful jump. Dramatic shot two unknown athletes collapsed at the side of the track, being given oxygen, as a result of the thin air caused by Mexico City's high altitude.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    201206.239
    Media URN:
    101238
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1968
    Sound:
    No Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:04:47 / 10:05:51
    Canister:

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