Label: Conversa-Phone Institute - CVP-816 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music • Style: Dialogue, Speech
· · As the first New Zealand athlete to win an Olympic gold, Jack Lovelock was an enigmatic achiever whose running style was said to be ‘artistic’ in grace. Watch this footage with Italian commentary of Lovelock’s spectacular m win at the Berlin Olympics – a race that began a rich history of achievement in New Zealand middle and long distance ted Reading Time: 40 secs.
· · Jack Lovelock, Metres Final, Berlin Olympics Jack Lovelock’s world-record victory in the 1, metres at the Berlin Olympics is a high point of New Zealand inspiration (fueled by the enthusiastic commentary of the BBC’s Harold Abrahams).
Jack Lovelock led a remarkably full life before his death, just a few days shy of his 40th birthday, on 28 December He is remembered in New Zealand and abroad largely for his athletic achievements, especially his dramatic finish in the metres at the Berlin Olympics, which won New Zealand its first athletics gold medal.
Jack Lovelock breaking the finishing line at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. In —by then holder of the British Empire record for the mile, at —Lovelock competed in the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and placed 7th in the final of the metres event, won by Luigi Beccali of Nationality: New Zealand.
This famous photograph shows Jack Lovelock winning the metres at the Berlin Olympics in front of Adolf Hitler. In the background are the American runner Glenn Cunningham, who came second, and the Italian Luigi Beccali, who was third. Lovelock won the race in the world record time of 3 .
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