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    1968 Mexico City Olympics, Athletics and weightlifting medals decided

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    Start of men's 800 metres final. Close up Wilson Kiprugut leading from Australia's Ralph Doubell. Close up athlete being stretchered away, then wide shot of stadium. Close up of finish of race, with Doubell outpacing Kiprugut to take the gold medal, with USA's Tom Farrell, unseen, taking the bronze.
    Nice shot of exterior of weightlifting arena in Mexico City, with great statue of weightlifter outside. Men's lightweight weightlifting action, and close up of Poland's Waldemar Baszanowski, who won the gold medal, making a successful lift.
    Athletics again, and start of men's 400 metres hurdles final. Close up Great Britain runners Dave Hemery and John Sherwood battling it out. End of race, with Dave Hemery, holding on for the gold, West Germany's Gerhard Hennige winning the silver, and Sherwood taking the bronze. Good close up of very animated family of spectators, then of scoreboard showing a world record time of 48.1 seconds. Close up flag flying in rain, and scoreboard showing the result of the race. Close up Sherwood receiving his bronze medal on the podium, then getting handshakes from Hemery and Hennige. Close ups of spectators looking through binoculars, and various shots of spectators.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:10 / 10:13:21

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