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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Boxing, gymnastics

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    Men's boxing action. Close up, then tighter, of row of boxing officials watching fight. Close up Great Britain's Chris Finnegan receiving his gold medal in the men's middleweight boxing, then USSR's Aleksey Kiselyov receiving his silver medal. Various shots of action from middleweight gold medal fight, with the judge raising Finnegan's arm at the end to signify his victory, Finnegan then hugging Kiselyov. Mid shot Kiselyov walking across ring. Men's heavyweight boxing final action next, with zoom to close up of fight between USA's George Foreman and USSR's Jonas Cepulis. Various shots of action, with Foreman looking the more accomplished fighter, before wide shot of referee stopping the fight, in Foreman's favour. Close up Cepulis receiving his silver medal on the podium, with George Foreman already having received his gold. Unseen, the bronze was won by Italy's Giorgio Bambini and Mexico's Joaquin Rocha.
    Men's gymnastics action next. Japan's Akinori Nakayama, who won the gold in the men's rings, performing on the rings. Spectators watching on. Wider shot Nakayama on the rings, and dismounting neatly. Akinori Nakayama, who also won the gold medal in the men's horizontal bar, shared with USSR's Mikhail Voronin, performing on the horizontal bar. Close up spectators watching, then nice slow motion of Nakayama on horizontal bar and executing perfect dismount. Mid shot spectators clapping.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:00:00 / 10:03:11

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