The 400m metres final. A British Commonwealth and United States battle
with McKenley and Wint of Jamaica and Whitfield of the USA. They’re off. World record holder McKenley dashes into the
lead and at the half way mark is almost 10 yards up on the rest of the field. Coming into the home stretch it’s Wint who
challenges the leader. 50 yards from the tape it seemed impossible
that he could do it. But he comes through with a magnificent effort to equal the Olympic
record time of 46.2 seconds. Slow motion emphasises his perfect action
at the end of a brilliant race. This outstanding 6ft 4in athlete credits Jamaica
with their first Olympic victory ever.