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  • Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, women's 4 x 100 metres swimming gold won by a distance

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    Nice low angle shot of 'Mexico 68' logo on the steps outside the Olympic stadium, little girl walks past. High angle of women's 4 x 100 metres medley relay swimming final, lead swimmers battling for lead doing backstroke. Spectators look on, and high wide angle of same race from back row of stand. Lead swimmers in race making the turn doing backstroke. Tracking mid shot next swimmers into the pool, this time doing breaststroke. Close up lead swimmers battling for lead, and making turn, as they pull away from the rest of the field. Nice close up of USA swimmer, possibly Susan Pedersen, as she races away from the field to touch home for the gold medal, and then looks emotional, and receives congratulations from her team mates. Camera pulls back to wide as Australia touch home for the silver medal, and West Germany take the bronze. Pan from flags of medal winners to officials and flower girls making their way to the medal ceremony. Wide of spectators, then pull to wide shot of the teams standing on the podium during the medal ceremony. Close up scoreboard showing the result of the race, then spectators watching on and applauding.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:05:53 / 10:08:45

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