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  • Short Summary

    Oxford University athletes win 8 events to 3 over Cambridge at the 'Varsity Sports'.

  • Description

    Athletes from Oxford and Cambridge University compete in the 'Varsity Sports'.

    No titles.

    Queen's Club, London.

    M/S in slow-motion shows a man taking the high jump before a crowd of people; the man lands on his feet in the sand the other side. Two pole-vaulters take a jump in slow-motion; the second clears the line, but his pole knocks it off.

    L/S (normal speed) of men running around a track. Another group of men are seen at the starting blocks; they set off and jump hurdles around the track at a terrific speed. M/S of one of the athletes (this is probably JWJ Rinkel, who won the quarter mile and 100 yards races).

    Intertitle reads: "G.C. Weightman Smith... broke record in 15 2/5 secs. in low hurdles and also won 120 yards hurdles."
    (Shot missing from this story - it actually turns up as the first shot after the titles in the next story on this tape - 'Headship of the River'.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:53:00
    G 1488

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