• Short Summary

    British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough wins first race in Rome's new Olympic pool.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Olympic Pool Opens".

    Rome, Italy.

    Panning shot new outdoor Olympic swimming pool. M/S women swimmers about to start the 200 metres breast stroke race. They dive in and start to swim up the pool, camera pans with them as they swim. M/S crowd. Top shot swimmers turning at end of length. The leader turns, followed by the others and they start to swim back down the pool. C/U girl in crowd. C/U British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough swimming down the pool, she makes her second turn. As she swims up pool she makes her third turn, and starts to swim the final length. C/U crowd. M/S Anita coming in to finish, she touches the side. G/V crowd applauding. C/U Anita, she has won the race.

    The other British swimmer in the race is Christine Gosden, there are no C/Us of her.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1595.02
    Media URN:
    50713
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:26:00 / 01:02:26:00
    Canister:
    59/71

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Anita Lonsborough" should read Anita Lonsbrough.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied. We've made the correction to our data. Does anyone have any other information about this clip and Anita to share?

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