Britain's Harold Abrahams and New Zealand's Arthur Porritt, who won the gold and bronze medals in the 100 metres at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, struck up such a friendship that until Abrahams' death in 1978 the two of them, along with their wives, had dinner every year at 7.00pm on July 7 - the day and the hour of that historic final, later immortalised in the Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire. Due to Porritt's modesty his name in the film was changed to "Tom Watson",