Australian swimmers sweep the medals, 1982

Title:
Australian swimmers sweep the medals, 1982
NFSA ID:
564326
Year:
1982
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This clip of the women's 100 metres backstroke final is from the Film Australia documentary All That Glitters (Nick Torrens, 1982).

A very excited Norman May calls the race for the ABC. It's won by Australian swimmer Lisa Forrest with her compatriots Georgina Parkes and Audrey Moore taking second and third place, respectively; a clean sweep for Australia.

Forrest also won gold in the women's 200 metre backstroke. Two years earlier, at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Forrest had finished in seventh place and felt she had let her country down. While competition at the Commonwealth Games is not as strong as the Olympics, her gold medal victories in Brisbane were vindication of a kind.

Production company:
Film Australia