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    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Athletics, weightlifting, diving and swimming action

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    Exterior of Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, with its famous roof, with flags flying, then tighter shot Great Britain flag flying. Men's steeplechase final action next, zoom to close up of start of race, with runners taking first jump and bend. Lead runners taking jump, then close up of runners successfully jumping the water jump. Lead runners on home straight, then close up of official ringing bell for last lap. Belgium's Gaston Roelants completing final water jump, and sprinting down the home straight to take the gold medal. Unseen, Great Britain's Maurice Herriott took the silver medal, and USSR's Ivan Belyayev took the bronze. Roelants with arms aloft. Maurice Herriott (number 173) giving unknown athlete a pat on the back.
    Men's middle heavyweight weightlifting next, and wide shot of weightlifting arena. Close up Poland's Ireneusz Palinski, who won the bronze medal, making successful lift. Indicator shows successful lift, spectators applaud. USSR's Vladimir Golovanov, who won the gold medal, just about managing to make successful lift, then holding hands above head in celebration. Close up spectators applauding. Medal ceremony, with Great Britain's Louis Martin receiving his silver medal, and a handshake from Golovanov.
    Women's 80 metres hurdles final next, and close up Olympic flag fluttering in the stadium. Nice shot of start of women's 80 metres hurdles final, then end of race, with Germany's Karin Balzer taking the gold medal. Nice slow motion replay of race, focussing on Balzer as she is nearly pipped on the line by Poland's Teresa Cieply who takes the silver. Australia's Pam Kilborn wins the bronze. Pan from wide to close up of medal ceremony, with Balzer receiving her gold medal. Nice close up Balzer smiling and waving to crowd on podium.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:16:11 / 10:18:51

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