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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Track and diving medals are decided

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    Mid shot of women's 80 metres hurdles final, won by Australia's Maureen Caird, with compatriot Pam Kilborn coming second, and Taiwan's Chi Cheng coming third. Nice slow motion replay of the race. Nice low angle of start of women's 200 metres final, then wide shot of finish, as Poland's Irena Szewinska powers home to the gold on the near side, with Australia's Raelene Boyle finishing second, and Australia's Jenny Lamy finishing third. Mid shot of scoreboard showing a time off 22.5 seconds, a new world record. Tight mid shot Szewinska receiving her gold medal. High angle shot of start of men's 400 metres race. Tighter shot of runners on the back straight. Mid shot of end of race, with USA's Lee Evans narrowly beating compatriot Larry James to the gold medal, with USA's Ron Freeman took the bronze. Mid shot of scoreboard showing a time of 43.8 seconds, a new world record. Very nice shot of Evans, James and Freeman smiling, wearing berets and raising their fists on the podium during the medal ceremony. Wide pan across rain soaked athletics stadium. Tight close up spectators sitting in heavy rain with raincoats on, then wider shot of same. Mid shot of three American athletes on the athletics track, one of them on his knees, seemingly injured.
    Women's 3 metre springboard diving action next, and USA's Susan Gossick's acrobatic dive into pool which won her the gold medal. Mid shot spectators watching on. Slow motion of less acrobatic dive by Russia's Tamara Pogozheva, which won her the silver medal. Pan across applauding spectators. Pan from nice high wide shot of Olympic pool, including TV camera man, to Susanne Gossick receiving her gold medal in the medal ceremony. Gossick shakes Pogozheva's hand. We do not see USA's Keala O'Sullivan receive her bronze medal.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:15:32 / 10:19:08

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