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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Swimming, diving, equestrian and cycling medals won

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    Equestrian action probably coming from the team eventing competition. Close up rider from Great Britain, who won the gold medal, performing successful jumps, and brief close up official on course. Great Britain's Jane Bullen performing successful jumps, as spectators watch on. Close up Bullen receiving her gold medal during medal ceremony, then Richard Meade receiving his gold medal. Wide of Great Britain team leaving the podium. Close up games official, spectators watching on. Nice close ups Great Britain's Prince Philip watching the action in sunglasses. Very tight close up Prince Philip talking. Wide angle of showjumping arena. Spectators watch and applaud. Close up fashionable female spectator in sunglasses and hat. Wide of spectators in the sun, tighter of spectators under cover. Nice close ups Prince Philip discussing the action with the man next to him. Mid shot spectators in sun. Action from individual jumping competition next, and rider taking painful looking fall as his horse crashes into fence, and runs away without him as he chases. Close up female rider performing successful jumps. Various shots of male rider performing successful jumps. Flags raised during medal ceremony, with USA's William Steinkraus winning the gold, Great Britain's Marion Coakes the silver, and Great Britain's David Broome the bronze.
    Cycling next, and action from the individual road race. Start of race, then high angle of cyclists racing through the Mexico City road circuit. High angle, from helicopter, as cyclists race along road, then low angle as cyclists cycle past camera. High helicopter angle again, and high angle of pack cycling under bridge. High angle, then various close ups of cyclists working hard in the heat. Close up spectators on hill, then high angle of Italy's Pierfranco Vianelli, who won the gold medal, crossing the line. Nice close up of scoreboard showing the race result, showing Denmark's Leif Mortensen had won the silver, and Sweden's Gosta Pettersson the bronze. Nice close up Vianelli smiling with two men, and getting a kiss from one, possibly his father.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:16:40 / 10:21:20

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