• 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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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:26:00 / 01:02:26:00

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Anita Lonsborough" should read Anita Lonsbrough.

  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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