• Short Summary

    Bannister wins 1500 m race, Chataway beats Zatopek and Thelma Hopkins wins high jump.

  • Description


    Back view, start of the 1500 metres race. Dohrow of Germany Jungwirth of Czechoslovakia and Werner Luege of Germany, dash into the lead. SV pan, Dohrow, Jungwirth and Luege the lead. STV the three runners in the lead, and pan with Dohrow of Germany into back view showing rest of the field with Britain's Roger Bannister running last. LV crowd. SV pan, Jungwirth now leading with the two Germans laying second. Bannister starts to move through the field. SV pan, Jungwirth followed by Neilson of Denmark with Bannister in third place. He begins his finishing burst. SV crowd. SV pan, Bannister racing towards the finish, closely followed by Neilson. STV Bannister racing towards the finish, followed by Neilson - Bannister finishes. SV crowd applauding. LV pan, start of the 5000 metres race. Briton's Freddie Green leading the field into the first bend where Russian Vladimir Kuts starts to take the lead, pan round next bend with Kuts leading from Freddie Green, pan to back view. STV Kuts leading from Green - Chris Chataway running in the middle of the field with Emil Zatopek in dark vest running next to last. SV pan, Kuts pulling away and building up his lead. SV pan, Chataway No 142, worried about the big lead of Kuts moves up and runs behind Freddie Green - Briton's are second and third. SV crowd. SV pan, Thelma Hopkins of Belfast doing the high jump. She clears bar, pan as she runs back. SV pan, Miss Balaza of Rumania running up to jump, she knocks back off. SV pan, Thelma Hopkins clearing 5'5 3/4", with an acrobatic leap as she runs back. SV Britons in crowd waving Union Jack. SCU pan, Kuts leading the field in the 5000 metres race by over 100 yards. SCU pan, Zatopek followed by Chataway making a desperate effort to catch up. STV Kuts running up straight to finish on his own. STV Chataway leading Zatopek up the straight. Chataway crosses line several yards ahead of Zatopek. Bannister and another team mate dash over to congratulate Chataway.

    (F.G.) (Orig.A.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:08:00 / 01:35:11:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment