• Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Athletics gold medals won

  • Description

    Tight close up Mexican boy yawning. Close up of start of men's 20km walk, and spectators in cowboy hats watching on. Lead walkers, and close up of another spectator in a hat. Walkers walking out of the stadium.
    Women's long jump action, and slow motion of Romania's Viorica Viscopoleanu, who won the gold medal, performing a jump. Slow motion of Great Britain's Sheila Sherwood, who won the silver medal, performing a jump, possibly a foul. Close up of runners preparing themselves for the men's 100 metres final. Tracking shot of race, with USA's Jim Hines powering to the gold medal, Jamaica's Lennox Miller the silver, and USA's Charlie Greene the bronze. Close up applauding spectators, and slow motion replay of end of race, and smiling spectators. The start of the men's 400 metres hurdles final. Close up Great Britain's John Sherwood leading the race, with his team mate David Hemery also coming into shot, and then overtaking him. Mid shot end of race, with Hemery pulling away to take the gold and smash the world record, with Germany's Gerhard Hennige taking the silver, and Britain's John Sherwood the bronze. Close up very animated male fan waving his arms in the air, and mid shot Hemery looking exhausted. Close up of scoreboard showing his time of 48.1 seconds, and nice mid shot of Hemery on the podium wearing his gold medal.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:09:49 / 10:12:42

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