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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, medals won on the track, the streets, the pool and in the ring

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    Wide angle interior of Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool in Mexico City. Start of men's 100 metres butterfly final, zoom in to close up of lead swimmers, and spectators watching on. Tracking shot lead swimmers make the turn, zoom into closer of leading three battling for lead. End of race, as USA's Doug Russell touches to win the gold and turns and raises his fist in celebration, with compatriots Mark Spitz winning the silver, and Ross Wales winning bronze. Close up spectators applauding, then scoreboard showing results of race.
    Pan from wide of swimming pool to start of women's 200 metres individual medley swimming final. Spectators watching on, then close up USA's Claudia Kolb, who has a noticeable lead, making the final turn. Pull from close up of Kolb to end of race, with Kolb winning the gold, USA's Sue Pedersen winning silver, and USA's Jan Henne the bronze. Close up of scoreboard showing result of race. Spectators applaud, and press photographers take photos. Spectators taking their seats after applauding.
    Athletics action next, and nice tracking shot of women's 4 x 100 metres relay final, following runners from start to finish. USA take the gold medal by 5 metres, from Cuba who win the silver, and USSR the bronze. Nice slow motion of final baton exchange, though missing the runners crossing the line. Close up spectators applauding. Wide angle of medal winning teams on podium during medal ceremony. Nice wide angles of interior of Olympic Stadium.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:10:55 / 10:14:55

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