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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, medals won on the track, the streets, the pool and in the ring

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    Men's high jump action next, and excellent slow motion shot of USA's Dick Fosbury, who took the gold medal, performing his famous 'Fosbury Flop' style jump. Wide angle of men's high jump medal winners on podium during medal ceremony, with Fosbury taking the gold, USA's Ed Caruthers the silver, and USSR's Valentin Gavrilov the bronze.
    Men's marathon action next, and wide angle of Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral. Tracking shot of marathon runners as they run alongside the cathedral, with crowds watching on. Various shots lead runners running through Mexico City. Close up of rear of press lorries, with press and cameramen watching on, and tight close up of photographers. Tight close ups lead runners, and motorcycle riders at head of race. Close up lead runners. Low angle looking up of spectators watching from apartment balcony, then low angle of lead runners, and more of spectators watching from balcony. Close up Japan's Kenji Kimihara wiping himself with sponge, then nice long shot of him running, clearly feeling the effects of the heat. Pan along spectators lined up on side of road. Wide shot of Olympic stadium, then zoom in to Ethiopa's Mamo Wolde as he crosses the line to take the gold medal, and holds his arms aloft. Unseen, Kimihara won the silver, and New Zealand's Mike Ryan the bronze.Tighter close up Wolde as he crosses the line. Very nice long tracking shot of Wolde as he runs around the track waving to the crowd, with the cheering crowd in the background. Close up spectators applauding. Close up Wolde receiving his gold medal during the medal ceremony, and a kiss from the official. Very touching shot of Tanzania's John Stephen Akhwari, with leg heavily strapped, limping over the line, in last place.
    Men's team pursuit cycling final action next, and wide angle of cycling velodrome. Zoom in to West Germany team racing. West Germany team cycling, with leader cyclist banking off to hand over lead. Zoom to close up of West Germany team riding with only three riders, as J?rgen Kissner had dropped off the pace. Zoom in to heated discussion involving officials after the race ? West Germany had won the race, but East Germany had protested against an illegal shove by them during the final. Interesting wide angle of medal ceremony, with Denmark taking the gold medal, and Italy the bronze. The Danish and Italian teams are on the podium, but no silver medal was awarded, pending appeal, so the podium space is empty. The silver was later awarded to West Germany.
    Men's light heavyweight freestyle wrestling action now, and wide angle of interior of wrestling arena, with 3 bouts taking place. Mid shot of men's bout and close up of wrestler trying to drag opponent into ring by his foot. Close up father and son watching on, mid shot more spectators. More wrestling action, as competitor wrestles his opponent out of the ring. Close ups spectators. Mid shot wrestlers grappling, close up smiling spectators applauding. Medal ceremony, with Turkey's Ahmet Ay?k taking the gold, USSR's Shota Lomidze the silver, and Hungary's Jozsef Csatari the bronze. Ayok raises the arms of Lomidze and Csatari, then close up applauding spectators.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:14:55 / 10:20:30

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