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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Swimming, diving

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    Start of men's 200 metres breaststroke final. Tight close up Mexico's Felipe Munoz as he takes the lead, wider shot of Munoz taking the turn first. High angle of race, then tight close up Munoz making turn. Wide angle of last length, camera zooms in on Munoz as he holds onto the lead. Close up cheering spectators, then Munoz holding on to touch home for the gold medal, panning from him to celebrating crowd as he touches home. Wide angle spectator applauding, zoom in to Munoz receiving his gold medal in medal ceremony. Pull from Mexican flag being raised to scoreboard showing the result of the race. USSR's Vladimir Kosinsky receives his silver medal on podium. Unseen, USA's Brian Job won the bronze. Close ups of applauding spectators. Brief, but nice, shot of Munoz being carried around the poolside by entourage in a sombrero. Close ups applauding spectators.
    Women's 10 metre platform diving action next. Pull from USSR's Natalya Lobanova, who won the silver medal, diving from board to wide shot as she lands. Spectators applaud. Nice slow motion close up Czechoslovakia's Milena Duchkova, who won the gold medal, performing dive. Spectators clap. Another slow motion close up Lobanova performing dive. Scoreboard showing the result of the competition. Mid shot Natalya Lobanova receiving her silver medal in the medal ceremony. Close up applauding spectators. Unseen, USA's Ann Peterson won the bronze medal. Brief shot Lobanova, Duchkova and Peterson on podium.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:13:57 / 10:16:40

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