• Short Summary

    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Action from the track and the pool

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Tokyo - aster, Higher, Longer'. The start of the men's 100 metres final, with USA's Bob Hayes powering to the gold medal, with Cuba's Enrique Figuerola winning the silver, and Canada's Harry Jerome the bronze. Hayes is congratulated by fellow runners, and spectators watching on. Slow motion replay of end of race, showing Hayes' running style. Close up Hayes making 'this close' gesture, then nearly walking into an official. Close up USA fan, possibly Hayes' father.
    Women's high jump action next, and slow motion of Romania's Iolanda Balas, making her gold medal winning jump, and throwing her arms in the air in celebration. Balas receiving her gold medal during the medal ceremony, and waving to the crowd.
    Diving action next, from the women's platform final. Wide angle of high board, and close up of Germany's Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Kramer, who won the silver medal, performing a dive. USA's Lesley Bush, who won the gold medal, performing a dive. Mid shot Emperor Hirohito (Emperor Showa) and Empress Kojun watching on. Start of men's 200 metres breaststroke swimming final, and swimmers making their first turn. Close up animated female spectators urging the swimmers on, and of lead swimmers. Low angle close up of lead swimmers, with heads bobbing up out of the water. End of race, with Australia's Ian O'Brien winning the gold medal, USSR's Heorhiy Prokopenko the silver, and USA's Chet Jastremski touching home for the bronze. Applauding spectators, and O'Brien receiving his gold medal during medal ceremony.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:01:12 / 10:03:51

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