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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Swimming, diving

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    Men's swimming, and the final of the 200 metres butterfly. Mid shot start of race. Mid of spectators watching, tighter shot of Great Britain's Martyn Woodroffe and USA's Carl Robie battling it out for the lead, and making the turn. Close up Woodroffe and Robie fighting for the lead, then finish of race as Robie is able to touch home first to win the gold, Woodroffe the silver, and USA's John Ferris the bronze. Spectators watch on. Side on shot of Woodroffe receiving his medal during medal ceremony, then close up of applauding spectators. Wide angle of Woodroffe receiving his silver medal, and scoreboard showing result of race.
    High, wide angle of Olympic pool. Pan from spectators to start of men's 100 metres backstroke final, with close up on East Germany's Roland Matthes who leads the race. Matthes wins the gold medal by more than a length, with the silver going to USA's Charlie Hickcox and the bronze to USA's Ronnie Mills. Close up spectators applauding. Close up scoreboard showing result, and flags raised for medal ceremony in foreground. Mid shot Matthes receiving his gold medal, spectators applaud.
    Start of women's 200 metres breaststroke final. Close up spectator eating ice cream. Close up USA's Sharon Wichman and Yugoslavia's Durdica Bjedov as they make the turn. Wide of spectators, close up spectator watching through binoculars. End of race, as Wichman holds on to take the gold medal, Bjedov takes the silver, and USSR's Galina Prozumenshchikova takes bronze. Close up spectators applauding, nice close up male fan in 'Mexico 68' cap applauding. Pan from flags being raised during medal ceremony to scoreboard showing the result of the race. Prozumenshchikova is kissed by Wichman and then Bjedov as they stand on the podium during the medal ceremony. Spectators looking on.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:09:56 / 10:13:57

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