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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Opening Ceremony and athletics action

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    Low angle mid shot women's discus medal ceremony, then tighter angle, showing a clean sweep for the USSR, with Nina Romashkova winning the gold, Elizaveta Bagryantseva the silver, and Nina Dumbadze the bronze. Nice of medal winners standing on podium during national anthem.
    Back to the men's high jump, and some nice low angles of various jumpers performing jumps, mostly unsuccessful. A selection of different jumping styles are used. Cameraman's slate. Two nice close ups of high jumpers performing jumps in training, wearing their tracksuits and smiling, including Walt Davis. More low angle shots of jumpers performing unsuccessful jumps in competition.
    Men's 10,000 metres final again, and Zatopek overtaking back markers in shadow. More tight close ups of high jumpers performing jumps, then back to the track as Zatopek and Mimoun lead the race. High angle of chasing pack, then pack running through shadow of Olympic flame building. High angle start of race in shadow. High angle very wide of high jumper jumping. High angle chasing pack in 10,000 metres final.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:15:37 / 10:19:20

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