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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games gymnastics and diving

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    Wide angle of gymnastics arena interior as female gymnast vaults horse. Close up spectators watching, then nice slow motion close up of Czechoslovakia's Vera Caslavska, who won the gold medal, performing neat jump over horse. Spectators clap.
    Zoom in to USSR's Nataliya Kuchinskaya, who won the gold medal, performing on the women's balance beam. Close up spectators watching, then Kuchinskaya performing very impressive dismount. Spectators applaud.
    Women's uneven bars next, slow motion of Vera Caslavska, who won the gold medal, performing on bars. Mid shot Caslavska as she performs dismount. Spectators watch on. Caslavska receives her gold medal during medal ceremony. Spectators applaud.
    Women's floor exercise next, and nice slow motion of Vera Caslavska, who won the gold medal in this event too, performing acrobatic move on the floor. Close up cameramen filming the event. Slow motion as Caslavska produces another acrobatic move. Finale of Caslavska's performance involving more acrobatics. Spectator watches on through camera. Women's floor exercise medal ceremony, with Caslavska sharing the gold medal with USSR's Larisa Petrik, and the bronze being won by USSR's Nataliya Kuchinskaya. Each medal winner waves to the crowd, then they turn for the joint national anthems. Close up journalist watching on, with TV screen and headphones, from stand.
    Wide angle of Francisco Marquez Olympic Pool, where the diving competitions were held. Slow motion of Italy's Klaus Dibiasi, who won the gold in the men's platform, performing high dive. Close up press looking on. Slow motion of diver, possibly USA's Win Young who won the bronze, performing dive. Wide of spectators watching on.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:06:21 / 10:09:53

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