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  • Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympics, Athletics and weightlifting medals decided

  • Description

    Nice pan of interior of Olympic Stadium with competitions taking place. Slow motion of USA's Al Oerter, who won the gold medal, throwing his discus, then high angle of his throw. Slow motion of East Germany's Lothar Milde throwing his silver medal winning throw, and high angle of same. Close up of scoreboard showing distance of 63.08. Close up Czechoslovakia's Ludvik Danek receiving his bronze medal on the podium, then Milde and Oerter wearing their medals. Tight close up of scoreboard showing the result of the competition.
    Various nice close ups spectators watching the action. False start in women's 100 metres final. Mid shot of women's 100 metres final, with USA's Wyomia Tyus taking the gold, USA's Barbara Ferrell the silver, and Poland's Irena Szewinska-Kirszenstein the bronze. Close up of Tyus and Ferrell being congratulated by team mate Margaret Bailes, who finished fifth. Slow motion replay of race, then spectators watching in the rain. Szewinska-Kirszenstein receiving her bronze medal on the podium, then shaking Tyus and Ferrell's hands. Close up rain falling on track.

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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:
    10:06:48 / 10:10:10

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