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  • Short Summary

    1960 Rome Olympic Games, Men's discus and pole vault action

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    Various shots of USA's Al Oerter, who won the gold medal, throwing his discus in the men's discus final, including slow motion. Various shots of USA's Rink Babka, who won the silver medal, throwing the discus. Various shots of USA's Dick Cochran, who won the bronze medal, throwing the discus. Scoreboard registers result of competition, and nice shot of the medal winners shaking hands on the podium after medal ceremony. Pan from close up of medals to the athletes smiling together.
    Action from the men's pole vault final, with nice slow motion shot of USA's Don Bragg, who won the gold medal, clearing the bar and landing in a huge pile of sand. Slow motion of USA's Ron Morris, who won the silver medal, also producing successful jump. Slow motion of Finland's Eeles Landstrom, who won the bronze medal, also clearing the bar. Spectators watch on, then nice smiling close up of Bragg, Morris and Landstrom all smiling together wearing their medals.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:18:26 / 10:19:52

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