• Short Summary

    Lots of records tumble as athletes break records at Empire and Commonwealth Games.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cardiff. The Records Tumble".

    Cardiff Arms Park, Wales. Opening of the Empire Games.

    GV Teams lined up in the arena. SV Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with officials, crowds applauding in background. GV Packed stands, crowds applauding. CU British Empire and Commonwealth Games flag.

    SV Line-up at start of 100 yds, men's final, GV Start of the 100 yds, Keith Gardener and Tom Robinson breast the tape almost together, Gardener is the eventual winner in 9.4 seconds, Robinson 2nd in 9.6 seconds. CU Girl applauding. CU Winner of 100 yds. Gardener. GV Arena with competitor throwing the javelin. SV C Smith of England running with javelin, he throws it. CU Pan, javelin flying through air and landing. CU Winner of the javelin final, C Smith with throw of 233 ft. 10 1/2 ins. (Games record.) SV Line -up for 6 mile final. Angle shot, official starter firing pistol. TV Start of the 6 mile final. CU Woman looking through small pair of binoculars. LV Competitors running round track in 6 mile final headed by Stan Eldon of England. SV Crowd, woman with paper over her head. GV Women's putting the shot final, Susan Allday putting the shot. SV Pan, 6 mile final with four leaders. SV Crowds applauding. SV Dave Power racing down the finish followed closely by Merriman. SV Power winning the 6 miles, he breasts the tape, runs off the track and collapses. CU Power exhausted on the ground. TV Line-up for the 3 mile final. CU Fans in crowd. SV Runners coming toward camera. SV No 3 leading, followed by Gordon Pirie. GV Elevated, final of discus. SV Du Plessis throwing discus, the eventual winner. CU Small girl looking through big binoculars. LV Pan, Nos 13, 3, 14 followed by Gordon Pirie and Derek Ibbotson. LV Excited crowd. LV Murray Halberg of New Zealand breasts tape and flops to the ground. LV Crowd applauding. GV elevated, women's 100 yds, No 4, Marlene Matthews-Willard of Australia breasts tape. LV Crowd. SV Winning girl.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1537.19
    Media URN:
    49510
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:50:00 / 01:44:48:00
    Canister:
    58/59

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