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    1960 Rome Olympic Games, Shooting and athletics medals won

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    Scoreboard showing the line up for the men's 400 metres final. Brief tight close up of runner starting race. Very nice close up of USA's Otis Davis running the bend and sprinting down the straight. Wider, low angle of runners as they enter the home straight, with Davis and Germany's Carl Kauffmann neck and neck. Kaufmann dives dramatically for the line, and the camera shows him lying prone on the ground. Lovely slow motion replay shows both runners neck and neck, with Kauffmann's dive to no available as Davis takes the tape by an inch. Tight shot of scoreboard showing the result, with both Davis and Kauffmann awarded the same, world record time. Brief close up USA and South African flags flying during medal ceremony. Close up of Davis looking very happy as he receives his gold medal. Close up of older spectators watching on. Nice close up pan of Davis, Kauffmann, and South Africa's Malcolm Spence who came third, posing together with their medals.
    Scoreboard showing the line up for the men's 1500 metres final. Close up of start of race pulls back to wide shot of the stadium. Wide angle of runners approaching corner zooms in to the pack as it runs by. Wide shot of leading group running past. Pan follows Australia's Herb Elliott as he pulls away from the pack to cross the line and take the gold medal, with France's Michel Jazy taking the silver medal, and Hungary's Istvan Rozsavolgyi the bronze. Wide shot of scoreboard showing the race result. Brief but nice shot of flags being raised during medal ceremony. Brief but nice shot of Elliott, Jazy and Rozsavolgyi waving and smiling on the podium. Close up of flags being raised on the podium.
    Very brief shot of scoreboard showing the line up for the women's 800 metres final. Tight shot of the start of the race, follows the runners around the track. Nice low angle as the runners run past. High angle shot as USSR's Lyudmila Lysenko wins the gold medal in a sprint finish with Australia's Brenda Jones. Nice slow motion replay of sprint finish. Tight shot of scoreboard showing the result, with Germany's Ursula Donath taking the bronze medal. Nice close up pan from gold medal to faces of Lysenko, Jones and Donath posing together on podium. Brief shot of flags being raised during ceremony. Shot of press in press area of stadium.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:16:04 / 10:22:07

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