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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Gold medals won on the track

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    Start of men's steeplechase final, with runners taking first jump and bend. Close up runners jumping over jump, then lead runners running down home straight, with Kenya's Benjamin Kogo in second place. Zoom in to official ringing bell for last lap as lead runners run past. Final stages of race, as Kogo leads from USA's George Young as they enter the home straight, before Kenya's Amos Biwott takes the last jump at speed and produces a blistering finish to take the gold medal from Kogo, with Young taking the bronze. Mid shot from behind of Biwott waving to the crowd. Pan from close up of start of steeplechase final to wide angle of stadium. Close up leading runners negotiating water jump, then tight close up Kogo and Biwott leading the race and taking a jump. Olympic flags flying in stadium. Tight low angle shot of start of steeplechase final, with Biwott and Kogo at the back of the pack. Tracking close up George Young leading the race. Long mid shot of the pack jogging down the home straight.
    Cut to men's 200 metres final action, and lovely slow motion of USA's Tommie Smith pulling away from compatriot John Carlos and raising his arms as he crosses the line. Carlos is pipped to the silver by Australia's Peter Norman on the near side. Very brief close up of clock reading 19.8 seconds, a new world record.
    Cut to scoreboard showing the result of the men's 5,000 metres final, with Tunisia's Mohamad Gammoudi winning the gold, Kenya's Kip Keino the silver, and his compatriot Naftali Temu the bronze. Nice close up Gammoudi on podium waving to the crowd, then receiving his medal.
    Men's steeplechase final medal ceremony, shaky close up Amos Biwott receiving his gold medal, and Benjamin Kogo his silver. Mid shot Biwott, Kogo, and USA's George Young standing on podium during national anthem.
    Mid shot Great Britain's Lillian Board, who won the silver medal in the women's 400 metres final, sitting on the floor panting while being interviewed after race.
    Back to men's steeplechase final, with pan from leading runners negotiating water jump up to spectators watching on. Zoom from wide angle to medal ceremony as Benjamin Kogo receives his silver medal. Zoom from wide to mid shot of athletes standing on podium during medal ceremony. Long close up scoreboard showing result of steeplechase final.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:04:45

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