#100MomentsIn100Days: David Hemery's 1968 400m hurdles

Olympics

ByTheMinRio2016

Hello everyone. A chance for Olympic glory for Great Britain today, so let's cross to Frank Bough to say "Good Morning Mexico"

I think Frank is a bit confused,almost as if he was on drugs! That is something that one can't imagine clean cut Mr Bough being involved in

It's not Day One but we do have one of the greatest races in Olympic history to look back on as we have the 400m Hurdles final to come.

Great Britain have 2 men in the final with John Sherwood and Commonwealth 120 yard hurdles champion David Hemery

Hemery in front in that photograph, but who knows what will come today.

It's a step up in distance for Hemery and he has been far from impressive en route to this final, finishing 2nd and 3rd in the heats & semi

John Sherwood has also scraped through to the final, with 4th and 3rd place finishes in the heats.

The men to watch would appear to be the American Ron Whitney, Italian Roberto Frinolli and West German Gerhard Hennige.

Whitney ran an Olympic Record of 49.0 seconds in his heat and looks to continue US domination on the track here at altitude in Mexico City

The athletes are out on the track, so lets take a look at the final line up