• Short Summary

    British weight lifters compete in Olympic trials at Crystal Palace.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Crystal Palace. Weight Lifters Eyes On Tokyo".

    Crystal Palace, London.

    SV Weight lifter walks away from his weights. GV Int. ditto. LV Crowds. SV Judge sitting at table. Crowds in background applauding. LV G Newton (Featherweight class) lifting 285 lbs. (Jerk). CU ditto. SV Crowd applaud. SV Newton receiving cup. SV Mike Pearman (Middle weight class) walking to his weights. SV Crowd. SV Pearman lifting 272 1/2 lbs, (11 lbs. Greater than record). LV Crowd applauding. SV S Blackman (Light Heavy Weight class) Jerks 345 lbs. LV Crowd applauding. SV G Manners (Light heavyweight class) jerks 345 lbs. to win new record. He drops weights. Pan as he's congratulated. GV Crowd applauding. SV Manners receiving cup. LV Louis Martin (Middle heavyweight class) lifting beating British record. SV Martin jerks weights up above his head, and drops them. SV Crowd applauding. SV Loaders picking up bar and walk away with it.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:03:00 / 01:05:40:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "G Newton" is George Newton.

    At 00:15 we see Chung Kum Weng of Malaya.

    "S Blackman" is Sylvanus Blackman.

    "G Manners" is George Manners.

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