9.79* (2013)

Film details

  • Featuring

    David Harewood

  • Director

    Daniel Gordon

  • Countries

    Australia Brazil United Kingdom Netherlands USA

  • Year

    2013

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Documentary. In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Ben Johnson won the gold medal in the 100m in the world record time of 9.79 seconds. But he was later disqualified after testing positive for banned substances and the gold medal was awarded to Carl Lewis. All eight athletes who competed in the final and a number of other contemporaries reconstruct the race and the climate of the times, reflecting on a period when steroid abuse was prevalent in athletics.

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