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    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Athletics, weightlifting, diving and swimming action

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    Start of men's 1500 metres freestyle final, then close up of lead swimmer making turn. Nice close up race official ringing bell to signify last lap, then pan down to lead swimmer, then spectator clapping. Australia's Bob Windle and USA's John Nelson battling it out on the last length, and tracking shot of Windle touching home for the gold medal, Nelson the silver, and Australia's Allan Wood taking the bronze. Windle receiving gold medal during medal ceremony, then getting his hand shaken by John Nelson. Medal winners and officials standing for the national anthem, and nice shot flags being raised above the scoreboard.
    Women's individual medley final swimming action next, start of race. USA's Donna de Varona making turn in the lead and changing to backstroke. De Varona changing from butterfly stroke to backstroke, and extending her lead. De Varona changing to front crawl and extending her lead. Close up (out of sequence) de Verona making the turn doing backstroke. De Verona changing from backstroke to crawl and swimming away. Applauding spectators. De Verona making final turn doing front crawl. De Verona touching home for the gold medal with a sizeable lead over USA's Shannon Finneran taking silver, and USA's Martha Randall, unseen, taking bronze. De Verona receiving gold medal during medal ceremony.
    Men's 5,000 metres final next, start of race, and shot of lead runners running down home straight. Various shots of lead group racing around track. Official ringing bell for last lap as pack run past. USA's Bill Dellinger leading into the last bend before USA's Bob Schul sprints past him to take the gold, and Germany's Harald Norpoth passes him to take the silver. Dellinger takes bronze. Nice close up Schul arm aloft panting hard, shakes Norpoth's hand before getting a kiss from a relative in the crowd, and a handshake from Dellinger. Medal winners wave to crowd from podium during medal ceremony, then Schul waves to crowd as he leaves the arena.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:11:22 / 10:16:11

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