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

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    Athletics action, start of men's 400 metres final, then end of race, with USA's Mike Larrabee winning the gold medal, Trinidad and Tobago's Wendell Mottley winning the silver, and Poland's Andrzej Badenski the bronze. Close up Badenski on haunches looking tired.
    Men's heavyweight weightlifting next, spectators watching on in Shibuya Public Hall. Close up USSR's Yuri Vlasov, who won the silver medal, getting ready to lift, then zoom in to him as he makes successful lift, wearing glasses. Close up judge signalling successful lift, and Japanese lady spectator clapping. USSR's Leonid Zhabotynskiy, who won the gold medal, preparing to lift, then spectators looking on. Zoom in to Zhabotynskiy as he makes successful lifts, and lifts his arms to celebrate. Spectators singing and celebrating. Nice, brief shot of Zhabotynskiy and Vlasov celebrating on stage together, then close up spectators applauding. Zhabotynskiy receiving his gold medal, and Vlasov his silver, though we don't see USA's Norbert Schemansky, also on the podium, receive his bronze. Nice wide shot showing medal winners on podium with their backs to camera facing the flags during national anthem.
    High diving board at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Various nice close ups, and slow motions, of male divers diving from high platform in the 10 metre platform competition, including USA's Bob Webster who won gold, Italy's Klaus Dibiasi who won silver, and USA's Tom Gompf who won bronze. High angle of medal ceremony, and pull back to wide from close up of scoreboard showing final results. Various shots and slow motions of male divers diving from high platform.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:08:33 / 10:11:22

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