Day 2, Part 1 Athletics: World Championships


Day 2, Part 1

Coverage of day two as Katarina Johnson-Thompson begins her bid to succeed retired champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. Commentary by Steve Cram.


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CHORAL MUSIC. In front of his home crowd in the

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city he knows so well, the city he loves. The track that set him on

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this brilliant journey. It's never been as quick as this,

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it's never been as hard as this. This is phenomenal racing. The

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British best with the heart pounding. He's a one-man world

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superpower! Gold for Farrah! What a night it was. It's very much

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the morning after the night before at the London Stadium in the Queen

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Elizabeth Park. We've had a few showers this morning and we are all

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here. Michael is busy working away on the other side of the studio on

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some analysis. It's ladies morning on this side of the studio. Jed --

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Jessica Ennis-Hill, Paula Radcliffe and Denise Lewis will reflect on a

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fantastic first day. The newspapers reflecting that. Some fantastic

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shots of the family and Mo celebrating. This picture on the

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front of the times, giving the Ethiopian the eye, but there were so

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many moments where he was whipping up the crowd, beating his chest,

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giving a performance within a performance last night. He was. It

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was the first time really where aside from controlling everybody

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else in the race, he also controlled and orchestrated the crowd. He

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wanted to enjoy this second occasion here at major championships inside

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this stage and make the moment and create memories. A master tactician

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and controlling the crowd, but staying on his feet, the balance and

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boys. There was clearly a plan to keep him from the front. Try to put

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him off. On the last lap it was partly his fault because he was

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checking around when he got caught and lost his balance. But to stay on

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his feet, we gain himself and just to be to control everything from

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that point in. We've heard it time and again, if he's in the right

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position with a lap to go, you never bet against them. Let's look at the

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last lap. Until this point nothing seemed certain, it was incredible.

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Three very, very good Kenyon 's and checked a guy still there. One lap

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to go for Mo Farah. He's been clever, he's waited little. Now it's

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where he's been before. Can he hold them off? He's done it before, he's

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done it in London before, he's done it in the World Championships

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before, he's been tripped before. Come on, Mo! The crowd are on their

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feet. Tanui couldn't beat him last year, checked the guy has never had

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the chance. The British best with the heart pounding beneath us. Mo

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Farah in the front, controlling things. One more effort from Mo

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Farah and here he goes! Mo Farah stretches away! Chapter guide trying

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to chase in, it's not over yet, but Mo Farah is going to win it, he's

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going to take another world title. He's a one-man world superpower.

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Gold for Farah! So many people have said it in the

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last 12 hours, it was one of the greatest races that people have ever

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seen. Such a thrilling 26 minutes. Thrilling, adrenaline pumping. I

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don't know how Mo must have felt because the energy from the crowd

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was immense. What a race, what a man and how he managed to stay on his

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feet was incredible. There was jeopardy at every corner. Just to be

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able to come away with that medal again was hard. It doesn't get

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easier. This is the end for him, his last ever 10,000 metres on the

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track. Who would he want to be here with him? His family. They were all

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on the track. For him it was the most special moment. You perform

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like you do time after time, but to have your family there witnessing

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it, your children being part of it, all those memories and images they

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can look back on will be so special. It was so unique to have an

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experience like that. His history on this track, the Olympics and the

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Anniversary Games, he always delivers. He always races when he

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says he will. He very rarely pulls out. He's a championship performer,

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he gets it right on the big occasion every time. People will say who's

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the greatest? We can have the debate for ages. He hasn't run world

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records, but every time he needs to get it right, he does and that's

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hard. An event when you're logging miles and miles week after week, to

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not get injured and not break down in the build-up, that's a real

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skill. Ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of Great Britain and

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Northern Ireland. It was a beautiful moment and all

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the more so because what doesn't happen generally is you get your

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medals so soon after the race. Within minutes he was in his

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tracksuit and getting it. The crowd could appreciate him getting his

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medal. He did the mobile with the others. -- the mobile. They will

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always be part of one of those historic races. It's been noted on

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social media and we've been talking about it, we had seen rehearsals of

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the medal ceremony and we wondered whether it would stay the same.

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There is no flag hoisting, only a low-level flag, someone holding a

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flag in front of you from the British military services. It seems

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a little bit... Not quite the respect of the flag you would like?

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It's different. When you stand on the podium, it's nice to see your

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flag raised and flying high and floating in the wind. I personally

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would prefer it. The idea was to move the event onto the ceremonies.

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So they are not long and drawn out. I understand why they've done it,

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but the feedback is correct. You're missing that moment and does it

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really... Do you save that much time? For the athletes, it is a

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significant thing to see that flag. I've not noticed the flags as much

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as you normally would. It's the focus as well, where do you look?

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Your eyes naturally follow the flag up. It's that celebration and that

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moment for you and that's not there. I think you'll have less people

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crying on the podium. I think that emotion lifts as you lift and your

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heart soars into the sky. It allows you to have that moment to cast your

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mind back on the year and how you've got to that point. It's a really

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special moment. Maybe less tears in this championship! There aren't few

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golds on his CV and last night he added to that. Let's remind

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ourselves of his tally across the ages. It is incredible, ridiculous.

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Ten in global championships. Last night was the start of his attempt

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to get five doubles in a row at global games. What last night has

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done, it will be tough for that 5000 metres. That was the perceived

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wisdom last night. The time of the race will make that a really

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challenging V-Day. The way the others raised, the way they forced

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him to run hard. He's run very close to his personal best. But he does

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have a good amount of time and he is the master at getting the recovery

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right. He has everything in place to do everything right over the next

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couple of days to recover. It's not really, really stacked 5000 metres

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against him. At his best, he should be able to control that and to come

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through the heats expending minimum energy. Do you think he's the

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respect he deserves in the wider sporting pantheon? He's never been

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in the top three of sports personality of the year. This year

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of all years you think surely now the public will get the hind him and

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recognise what he's done. He literally cannot do more. Sports

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personality is a different thing and it's hard to predict how that will

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go, there are so many aboard -- outstanding performances. If you are

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a fan of athletics come at you know how hard it is to achieve what he's

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achieved. That transcends through sports. The public appreciate how

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hard it's been for him to maintain that level of performance over the

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years. Whether he will win not we don't know. It's all personal taste

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and different things that guide people to where they vote. Because

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he's made it look so seemingly easy, people think it just comes to him.

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He's a master. As a spectator, you think he's doing well, the director

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and I could run that speed. If you try to comprehend how fast he runs

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over that distance. 120 miles per week. Ridiculous. He deserves to be

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up there. Explain how hard it is to do that for so long. He's not had

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injury breaks from relentless. He's had injuries. He manages them. He

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gets over them so quickly. It's very, very hard, particularly as you

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get older. I'm not saying he's old, but he's 34. His body doesn't absorb

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and cope with training as well as it did before. He finds it harder to

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recover. It's a way of adapting and bringing in the whole gamut of

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everything, stability, weights work, everything that helps him keep his

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balance, he maintains his form to be a butter run as quickly as he does.

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-- to be able to run. He's very lucky in terms of his body. It's one

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of his talents, being able to manage that injury risk against putting the

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hard work in and the quality work in that enables him to be in shape.

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That's partly to do with the setup. He moved to Oregon because the

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facilities are so fantastic and because he has the rehabilitation

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and the maintenance at his disposal. Yes and no because he doesn't spend

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much time in Oregon any more. He went into that setup and he saw...

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The Mo Farah of 2009 and 2010 did not lift much, didn't do much in the

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gym, was pretty weak in terms of his strength and that was the biggest

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difference when he came back from Oregon. He worked with the likes of

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David McKendry and does a lot of core stability work to make sure he

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can maintain that form and speed. The contrast between the 2008

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Olympics and 2016. Last year we did a split screen of his upper body and

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his style of running and what it did to his shoulder girdle and

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everything. The style of his running is different. The stride length, the

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turnover, the cadence, the speed he is able to get. Also his physique,

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his diet. More attention to that. He's very, very lean. As you get

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older, these other things you have to focus on. The tiny changes you

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make to your training or your style that make a huge difference because

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you're getting older and picking up problems. Now he's moving onto the

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roads after these championships. He is not retiring. What will that do

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to his training regime and how will he have to adapt? Sounds like a

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Rolling Stone! I'm sure he won't live like that.

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His training will change that much. His mileage, he hasn't got much

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further to go, so that won't change a lot. The biggest changes will be

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mentally. He has to get his head around the fact that he's now going

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to a distance where he is not the king. He has to learn it. I would be

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very surprised if he is as good at the marathon straight off as he has

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been at five and ten. To have that range, to run with the very best at

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the marathon, it will not come easy and he will have to work at it. You

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have to want that if you're going to keep going, especially with that bag

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of gold medals you have already windbag. But if anybody can do it

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with his mental strength, its Mo Farah. He begins his assault on the

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5000 metres with a heat on Wednesday. A few days off. Here's

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what else is coming up this morning. Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson

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begins her bid for a medal in the heptathlon. The 100-metre hurdles

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are first. The woman she will be changing down is Belgium's Nafi

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Thiam, the reigning Olympic champion. Wayde van Niekerk begins

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his Championships and the first of six races in six days as he goes for

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the 200 and 400-metre gold. Olympic finalist Matthew Hudson-Smith is the

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fastest of three Brits in the 400-metre heats. Double Olympic

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champion Elaine Thompson looks to continue her domination of the 100

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metres in 2017. Hoping to upset Thompson will be Dafne Schippers,

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who won 100-metre silver in Beijing two years ago. Double world champion

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Katharina Liebherr when is looking for a third successive gold eligible

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jump. Sophie Hitchon will be aiming to build on her Olympic bronze from

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Rio last summer. Ryan Crouser and Kovacs are the ones

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to watch in the triple jump. Katerina Johnson-Thompson will want

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a strong start in the 100-metre hurdles. Sophie Hitchon will be

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strutting her stuff in the women's hammer qualification. We'll get our

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first chance to see global star Wayde van Niekerk in action in 400

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metres. The women's triple jump qualification at 11. KJT is back in

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action at 11:30am the women's 100 heats with reigning Olympic champion

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Elaine Thompson taken to the track. The morning session will end with

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the men's 800 metres. Sadly no world record-holder and winner from 2012

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here because of injury bust up the 1500 women, four of them qualifying,

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and it's a great evening for them. We can move to the heptathlon and

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Toni Minichiello has joined us on the sofa. It's a heptathlon

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heavyweight sofa, and a mean at with regard to knowledge and nothing

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else! We have kept these two apart. It's an interesting dynamic, coach

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and former... I'm Tony, how do you do! It begins. Snubbing him already.

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All three of you have an opinion on this, but the morning of the

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heptathlon, you wake up, I assume everything is ready the night before

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come you have pinned on your number. When you wake up, what are the

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feelings going on inside you. And for you, this is your first

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championship where you are retired. It's an early start for all the

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heptathlete is. You have waited for this moment for however long and the

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adrenaline is pumping, on the warm up track trying to prepare the best

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you can. It's the feeling of knowing you can't do any more at this stage.

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You have to perform whether you are carrying an injury or if you are in

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the best shape of your life. It's nerve-racking. And it's two days of

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nerve-racking. When you're on the blocks for the hurdles, the first

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event, and the gun goes, do the nerves take the back seat and it's a

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different mindset? It is completely. You start taking stock of what you

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need to do next. Moving through the hurdles, and it's about three

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composing yourself for the high jump. For Jess, she was one of the

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better jumpers. It's a long competition. You have to stay

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relaxed, keep your mind going in and out of what you need to focus on and

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then coming back to the skill. That's where the beauty of

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heptathlon starts to take shape. The two days is about managing your

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mental state and keeping composure, regardless of whether things are

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going great or disastrously wrong. Arguably for Katerina

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Johnson-Thompson, that has been one of the biggest challenges, the

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mental side of the condition when things haven't gone right in certain

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events. She hasn't been strong in that area and allowed things to

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affect her. She hasn't been able to close it off and move away from it.

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That's an incredible skill, and one that Jess had, a bad performance

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would wash over her. There's nothing you can do so just move on and go to

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the next challenge. KJT has struggled in that, carrying it from

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event to event. Hopefully we will see it change. I think she's in a

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more relaxed place. More relaxed in France so hopefully that more

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relaxed state of mind will help her should things go bad. She has

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changed her setup since Rio, moving to Montpelier. Denise has been an

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adviser, a mentor, you have been involved in her adaptation. Athletes

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need to make change and sometimes they don't have the best person to

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talk to and they need a sounding board. Helping to make those

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decisions I think is valuable. Like Tony says, she's in a happy place,

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and that's important. You went out to that happy place to catch up with

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her. Let's see what she had to say. It's pretty here. Gorgeous. The

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cathedral is just to the left. Very different from Wavertree! Yeah,

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it's different in many respects. That will always be home, though?

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Yeah. I remember walking on the track with you here in November and

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there was so much uncertainty. But watching Ukraine today, you seem at

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home. -- watching you train today. I remember it well, and I have come to

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this track six times a week now. It feels like home to me. Going a

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little bit deeper. When I am here as well. Because I don't know much

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French I feel like the mundane, negative comments you hear like, it

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doesn't go in. All I hear is positive things and what I need to

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do in training. It's just a really positive place for me to be in.

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How would you assess where you are at the moment? I've never been in

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this position before where I have been completely injury free before a

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competition. I've had a lot of competition practice and now it's

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just going through each event each week and trying to fine tune. I feel

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like I'm in the best place I have been ahead of the major

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championships. What would you measure success in London? I would

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like to get a personal best and a medal. I would like to have no

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regrets. To know I have given it my all in every event. Your principal

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coach, Bertrand, he is said to me that success for him would be that

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you can complete to the best of your ability, but just forget everything

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and be free in all your events. I like the way he has but had. I like

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to be free in competition and not have the weight of the world on my

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shoulders. You have found a new apartment, you have started learning

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the language, which is tough. Do you think you will transfer that

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independence into the competitive arena? Yes, that's one of the things

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Bertrand has been working on with me, not depending fully on him in

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competitions. Sometimes I'm doing gym sessions alone. I'm still not

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completely independent. My bathroom light in my apartment has blown. I

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don't know how to fix it! You will be looking on the Internet. I

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wouldn't do it if I was in Liverpool, never mind going to a

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French place in trying to get the right light bulb. I'm just Tempo Mac

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in the dark! -- I'm just peeing in the dark! All sorts of connotations.

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Those are her personal bests from the year. And Gotzis was one of the

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best heptathlon conditions we have seen in a long time. And she was

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there. What do you take from her PB this year? Very little to be honest.

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The only actual personal best was the hurdles, 13.2 nine. Everything

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else is in a state of flux. She has changed the way she has storeowner

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shot put, not doing the hop back any more, running across the circle.

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Long jump has changed quite radically. She's just getting used

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to javelin. You can't see anything from that. You can see a 9-point

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improvement but it's not that different from what it was before.

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At the moment finding it steady. Because you don't compete in all

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events very often in the heptathlon it could come together and you don't

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know when that will happen. We haven't seen anything else this

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season, unfortunately, that shows that there are better performances

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to come. The only time we saw anything was the sixth round jump at

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the Anniversary Games. But you only get three jumps in the heptathlon.

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There is the potential there but we haven't conceding it on a consistent

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level every day to know if improvement is there. -- we haven't

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seen it. Looking at the competition and what they have in their locker

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at the moment, there were PB is set for all the top three this year. The

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progress from Nafi Thiam, 11th in Beijing when Jess won and then

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winning in Rio, an incredible leap forward, Denise? It is, but we know

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she's very talented. She was waiting, she didn't know she would

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score big in Rio, and she didn't know she would score big in Gotzis.

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But the rivals for me are the ones that have significantly improved.

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Schafer has put on another 200 points on her personal best. And

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Laura has also been improving steadily for the last two years. KJT

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hasn't stagnated, but she has had injuries that limited her progress.

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Jess, you compete against all of them. You had a fantastic duel with

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Nafi Thiam in Rio. Did she surprise you how much she had stepped up?

:27:37.:27:44.

Both Tony and I knew she had great potential, but coming 11th and 12th

:27:45.:27:48.

in Beijing to winning in the Olympics in Rio was a massively

:27:49.:27:52.

forwards, but she has always had massive potential. No great

:27:53.:27:56.

surprise, but watching Gotzis this year and seeing how the scores have

:27:57.:28:07.

ramped up, three girls scoring over 68, it's been an incredible leap

:28:08.:28:11.

forward for the event. It's exciting. I'm kind of glad I'm not

:28:12.:28:16.

there! I tapped out at the right time. It's very exciting for the

:28:17.:28:22.

event. Tony, what do you think Katarina Johnson-Thompson will need

:28:23.:28:26.

to get into the medals today? We know her weaker events. She says she

:28:27.:28:30.

needs to get better at the better events. I don't know what that

:28:31.:28:35.

means, to be honest. I think you have seven events and have to treat

:28:36.:28:38.

them all with the same respect. You don't discount one in favour of the

:28:39.:28:43.

other. It's about diminishing returns, how much can you improve

:28:44.:28:47.

your high jump? Looking through here, she is solid in the hurdles,

:28:48.:28:56.

if she can reproduce 1.98, improving the shot put to over 13 metres,

:28:57.:29:00.

which she has done in the past, that's another 40 points. There's

:29:01.:29:05.

another close to 100 points of improvement. Additional improvement

:29:06.:29:09.

in the long jump, if you can go an extra 20 centimetres it would be

:29:10.:29:13.

another 60 points. Overall it will not give you a score to go beyond

:29:14.:29:19.

the 68, but it will put the other girls under pressure. When they were

:29:20.:29:26.

out ahead, they can relax. If you put them under pressure, so they

:29:27.:29:30.

have to perform. With Jess and others retiring, there is no big

:29:31.:29:40.

statuesque figure to intimidate, so now the girls come through. All that

:29:41.:29:45.

KJT can do is perform solidly and put the girls under pressure so they

:29:46.:29:49.

have to perform. That way I think she can speak in and get on the

:29:50.:29:55.

podium. I think where athlete goes over 7000 points, that stature,

:29:56.:30:02.

that's significant. The other three girls, KJT, Schafer and Laura, they

:30:03.:30:08.

believe they are in the mix. Looking at her hurdling, and that's

:30:09.:30:13.

digressing a little bit, but the running events for Nafi Thiam have

:30:14.:30:16.

massively improved and she has run really hard. I think that's where

:30:17.:30:22.

KJT needs to think, what can she do in the throwing? I don't want to

:30:23.:30:27.

harp on about it, but it's much of a muchness until the throwing. The gap

:30:28.:30:33.

is so big. She can focus on strong events, which are on a par with Nafi

:30:34.:30:39.

Thiam, but her weaker events are so far away. She's a fantastic javelin

:30:40.:30:43.

thrower, so she can creep closer and I think that's where she can make

:30:44.:30:44.

the difference. They are getting ready for the

:30:45.:30:58.

hurdles. Kat will be in the fourth heat, the quicker women. Thiam is in

:30:59.:31:04.

the third. It's not her strongest event, the hurdles, Thiam. She

:31:05.:31:07.

doesn't hit the top of the leaderboard after the first event.

:31:08.:31:12.

She's improved. She worked incredibly hard on her speed this

:31:13.:31:16.

winter. Her time on the hurdles is coming down, her 200 metres time is

:31:17.:31:23.

getting closer to breaking 24 seconds. Although she makes not be

:31:24.:31:27.

at the top part of this event, it will give her confidence if she can

:31:28.:31:35.

run a personal best. A quick word on Morgan Lake. She's focusing on the

:31:36.:31:39.

high jump. Would we expect her to come back to the heptathlon? There's

:31:40.:31:45.

such great heritage of women multi-eventers. Million dollar

:31:46.:31:50.

question. I think her heart would love to, there's unfinished

:31:51.:31:53.

business. She's having fun in the high jump. She's got great

:31:54.:32:01.

potential. But not just yet. All British hopes on Katarina

:32:02.:32:05.

Johnson-Thompson this time round. Can she get herself a medal? She

:32:06.:32:09.

will need a great start in the medals. Such an exciting

:32:10.:32:13.

competition. Let's get underway with the first of the heats. Steve Cram

:32:14.:32:18.

is ready to commentate. Good morning.

:32:19.:32:24.

Morning! Great light last night, I had a nice warm down, and nice bath

:32:25.:32:30.

and I'm raring to go. Recovery programme is working well and

:32:31.:32:34.

looking forward to a cracking second day. Great weekend in store, today

:32:35.:32:40.

and tomorrow. The marathon is tomorrow. Lots of interest right

:32:41.:32:47.

through the weekend. Still a lot of people outside waiting to get in. It

:32:48.:32:52.

views, with all the security arrangements that have to be in

:32:53.:32:55.

place these days means it takes a bit longer to get in. They will be

:32:56.:33:02.

some -- they will be rewarded with some great athletics this morning.

:33:03.:33:06.

The heptathlon getting underway and we have the 400 metres heats and the

:33:07.:33:13.

800 metres heats as well. We will be here until about 1pm. Better weather

:33:14.:33:22.

today. Some showers overnight replaced with beautiful sunshine.

:33:23.:33:29.

T-shirts and shorts the order of the day. These two young ladies, talking

:33:30.:33:34.

about the future of the event, they were number one and two in the

:33:35.:33:45.

European Junior Championships. Shukh is the world youth record holder.

:33:46.:33:56.

We'll be hearing more of them over the next few years. Talking about

:33:57.:34:01.

youngsters, this young lady was third in the world Junior

:34:02.:34:08.

Championships last year, to Thiam. We will see her in heats

:34:09.:34:27.

number three, the quickest this season in this race, Aguilar. Barman

:34:28.:34:37.

from India, the Asian champion. New personal best this year. Yet to

:34:38.:34:43.

reach 6000 points. This young lady has just managed that, at 6040 this

:34:44.:34:49.

year, the Brazilian, De Sousa. Two very good youngsters. Alina Shukh

:34:50.:34:55.

from Ukraine. Not one of her better events. Ruckstuhl, not so bad. She

:34:56.:35:05.

finished second behind the Ukrainian at those European Junior

:35:06.:35:07.

Championships. First event of the heptathlon. Four

:35:08.:35:24.

heats to come. This is the first of the four. Looking for a good start,

:35:25.:35:32.

all of these athletes. Beautiful conditions. We've seen how fast this

:35:33.:35:36.

track is. Not a breath of wind this morning.

:35:37.:36:05.

Ruckstuhl will be watching for the clock. 13.81. Great start for the

:36:06.:36:17.

19-year-old. There is the first smile of the morning. What a way to

:36:18.:36:22.

get your heptathlon underway. It's a good, solid run. She's taken a tenth

:36:23.:36:28.

off her personal best, having already improved her personal best

:36:29.:36:34.

this year. Really nice to see. She's really aggressive into the first

:36:35.:36:38.

hurdle. This is saying to me that this young lady is really confident

:36:39.:36:44.

in her technical abilities. Charges at every single barrier. Good

:36:45.:36:49.

technique. When she gets stronger and improves her sprinting speed,

:36:50.:36:53.

that personal-best will tumble yet again.

:36:54.:37:03.

(STUDIO) Thiam goes in heat three and Katarina Johnson-Thompson goes

:37:04.:37:08.

in heat four. Back on the track in a moment. Let's head outside. We've

:37:09.:37:16.

caught up with Michael Johnson. Me and Michael enjoying the British

:37:17.:37:20.

sunshine. We said we weren't prepared for this. But we have to

:37:21.:37:24.

soak it up. You're more prepared than I am. I was wearing a black

:37:25.:37:30.

bomber jacket a moment ago. What's nice to see is hundreds of fans

:37:31.:37:35.

making their way into the stadium. It's great to see people coming out

:37:36.:37:41.

in their droves. Absolutely, people have been waiting for this since

:37:42.:37:46.

London 2012, the chance to host another great championships. It

:37:47.:37:49.

started fantastic last night. I'd like to say they are here to see

:37:50.:37:54.

some fantastic competition, which we will see, but of course they are

:37:55.:37:59.

here to see Usain Bolt. If you are coming, bring high factor because

:38:00.:38:03.

it's heating up. Let's talk sprinting. Usain, first of his

:38:04.:38:09.

swansong is tonight. Last night, did we see some scapegoating? He talked

:38:10.:38:15.

about blocks. We saw a frustrated Usain Bolt and he showed that during

:38:16.:38:19.

the race. I'm sure he will want to come back out this evening in the

:38:20.:38:24.

semifinals and correct his mistakes. It wasn't a very clean race.

:38:25.:38:29.

Typically what we see with him in early rounds is he's working on

:38:30.:38:33.

things, trying to get raise sharp for the final because he hasn't had

:38:34.:38:40.

a lot of races to prepare. Last night was uncharacteristically

:38:41.:38:43.

ragged. Not a great start. He talked about the blocks and said he wasn't

:38:44.:38:49.

very comfortable with them. He said they were the worst blocks Id ever

:38:50.:38:52.

seen at a championship. I'm not sure what that's about. I've heard these

:38:53.:38:59.

blocks are a bit different, maybe not as substantial, maybe a bit

:39:00.:39:03.

flimsy. I've not seen them myself. That would play on your confidence

:39:04.:39:07.

and you can't get the propulsion you would want out of the blocks. That

:39:08.:39:12.

would not affect him in this me finals. I expect he will get that

:39:13.:39:21.

right. The British fans, a lot of support, but not so much for Justin

:39:22.:39:27.

Gatlin. That's something that is really unfortunate. We as the media

:39:28.:39:34.

created that. Two years ago in 2015 going into the World Championships

:39:35.:39:39.

in Beijing, we created this Justin Gatlin against Usain Bolt, Villains

:39:40.:39:46.

versus hero. I'm not quite sure that was the right thing to do. He's paid

:39:47.:39:52.

his price come he's served his punishment, it's not his fort rules

:39:53.:39:55.

allow people who have cheated to come back and go back into the

:39:56.:40:00.

sport. Other people have tested positive and have been banned who

:40:01.:40:03.

were in the stadium last night and will be for the rest of this week.

:40:04.:40:07.

They aren't getting booed. I'm not sure that was the right thing to do,

:40:08.:40:15.

I wasn't happy with that. It's not what we want, it was a bit of a

:40:16.:40:18.

pantomime. But he will do what he does tonight. A quick word on the

:40:19.:40:23.

British guys. Reece Prescod is a man of the future. You were impressed

:40:24.:40:27.

with his composure last light. He did really well last night. There's

:40:28.:40:32.

a difference when nobody expects anything of you. When you and I

:40:33.:40:37.

start speaking about him, he will be aware of what was said about him

:40:38.:40:41.

last night, people were impressed, into the semifinal and now there is

:40:42.:40:45.

expectation and that's a completely different approach. That's where

:40:46.:40:49.

good coaching comes in. His coach will have to say you have to block

:40:50.:40:54.

that out, don't focus on Usain Bolt or anyone else, run your own race,

:40:55.:40:58.

producer personal-best, which she will probably need to do to get to

:40:59.:41:05.

the final. -- he will probably need to do. He should take it one round

:41:06.:41:10.

at a time. Semifinals, run your best race again. Get into the final and

:41:11.:41:17.

see what happens. We've had a good look at all of them. Semifinals this

:41:18.:41:21.

evening. What have we learned from the first run out? Some beanie from

:41:22.:41:29.

South Africa, true to what we thought, eight times under ten

:41:30.:41:32.

seconds which is very impressive but he hasn't beaten anyone. He was

:41:33.:41:37.

fourth in the preliminary heat last night which is not impressive. He

:41:38.:41:42.

may not be a factor. Justin Gatlin looks smooth. Kristin Coleman most

:41:43.:41:47.

impressive. Fastest time in the world this year, only 21, from

:41:48.:41:53.

America. He took time off, which paid off because he looked fantastic

:41:54.:41:59.

last night. Bolt, we will see significant improvement in the

:42:00.:42:03.

semifinal. Things will stop to really come to light and we'll be

:42:04.:42:07.

able to get a good preview in the semifinals of what's to come tonight

:42:08.:42:11.

at the final. It will get spicy this evening. Let's go back inside for

:42:12.:42:13.

the heptathlon. Thank you and we are ready for the

:42:14.:42:21.

second heat in the 100 metres hurdles for the women's heptathlon.

:42:22.:42:30.

Broersen goes again. There are four heats and you are allocated based on

:42:31.:42:32.

your season's best times. Nadine Broersen is not a bad

:42:33.:42:45.

hurdler. Good consistency throughout.

:42:46.:42:52.

Yorgelis Rodriguez from Cuba. Seventh in Rio in the Olympics with

:42:53.:42:59.

the new Cuban record. Not the finest hurdler, but pretty strong overall.

:43:00.:43:04.

The Reina Preiner, the Austrian, silver in the European under 23

:43:05.:43:16.

championships. Xenia Krizsan of hungry was the European champion a

:43:17.:43:21.

couple of years ago. The Dutch have a good crop of heptathlete.

:43:22.:43:33.

Alysbeth Felix from Puerto Rico. Record holder for Puerto Rico in the

:43:34.:43:39.

high jump, but not so good at throwing. Shiv Shiv are cast, very

:43:40.:43:45.

experienced, sixth in Beijing a couple of years ago in the World

:43:46.:43:52.

Championships. -- Chile ski circus. Ivona Dadic took bronze at the

:43:53.:44:02.

European Championships last year. Klucinova, the Czech record-holder.

:44:03.:44:07.

All the pressure coming down on these athletes because it's an event

:44:08.:44:17.

where things can go to start. You need to attack it and be positive.

:44:18.:44:23.

Broersen, 13.39 is her personal best. Some weight off that this

:44:24.:44:32.

season, 13.68 in the hurdles. Still spectators flooding in here. The

:44:33.:44:37.

stadium is pretty full, but a few still outside. Good conditions. Not

:44:38.:44:44.

too warm, but fairly still. The second of four heats in the women's

:44:45.:44:52.

100 hurdles in the heptathlon. There was an obvious twitch from Felix.

:44:53.:44:59.

Things are slightly different for falls starts in the multi-events.

:45:00.:45:02.

You're given a little bit more grace. They won't get instantly

:45:03.:45:08.

disqualified. They have seven events to concentrate on. She will get a

:45:09.:45:11.

warning. They will all be wanting to get the

:45:12.:45:25.

race underway. Her files start is against the whole field. We will

:45:26.:45:29.

show the reaction times to confirm that, just rocking in the box, from

:45:30.:45:31.

Felix. Sorry, everyone, sorry! Setting off

:45:32.:45:47.

Dadic in lane eight as well, but it was obviously Felix. No morph --

:45:48.:46:00.

more false starts can be afforded. They have done their warming up,

:46:01.:46:04.

they know it will be along two days. You can understand why sometimes

:46:05.:46:08.

they are a bit twitchy. And for most of these women, it's not their

:46:09.:46:11.

favoured event. That's why they are in second heat.

:46:12.:46:19.

It's the stillness and silence that is so unsettling for the athletes.

:46:20.:46:27.

As Colin was saying, they are waiting a long time down here. It's

:46:28.:46:32.

a long hold for them here again. They have just come out to give the

:46:33.:46:46.

official warning. It's no disqualification, but it's for six

:46:47.:46:51.

and eight, it was for Felix and I think Dadic was set off. Another.

:46:52.:47:05.

And everyone would be out. Katarina Johnson-Thompson goes in the fourth

:47:06.:47:11.

heat, Nafi Thiam in the third. Broersen, world indoor champion of

:47:12.:47:17.

three years ago, might content for medals here. A top five finish

:47:18.:47:19.

perhaps. She goes in lane five here. On the inside of Rodriguez takes it,

:47:20.:47:52.

well inside a season best time and just inside the personal best.

:47:53.:47:57.

Pretty decent run and I think all the athletes are happy to get

:47:58.:47:59.

through without further incident. A long wait after the false start.

:48:00.:48:05.

Whether any of these athletes can content over seven events, I'm not

:48:06.:48:10.

sure. Broersen is pretty strong. A good run from Rodriguez on the

:48:11.:48:14.

inside lane. Yeah, she was out really well, Andrew. Cuba has great

:48:15.:48:20.

heritage in the hurdles, both in the men and women. They have some great

:48:21.:48:30.

technical coaches. Rodriguez, well, went early in the event, took the

:48:31.:48:34.

lead on and was rewarded with a season's best. Looking up at the

:48:35.:48:48.

screen. Men's shot put qualification is underway. Making qualifying look

:48:49.:48:59.

very easy, twice champion of the world, three-time European champion,

:49:00.:49:09.

David Storl. No Brits involved. The world has moved on and now the

:49:10.:49:20.

Americans are the danger, Ryan Crouser and Joe Kovacs. Here is Ryan

:49:21.:49:24.

Crouser, the big man, the Olympic champion. He has got within half a

:49:25.:49:29.

metre of the world record this year, 22 metres 65. Ryan Crouser rotating.

:49:30.:49:39.

Big man, controlling his long levers very well indeed. He has booked his

:49:40.:49:47.

place in tomorrow's final, joining David Storl. His team-mate Kovacs is

:49:48.:49:50.

struggling a little in the first round. He hasn't automatically

:49:51.:49:58.

qualified just yet. Krauser at 20.90, he can take his shoes off. A

:49:59.:50:05.

result of the second heat in the women's heptathlon hurdles.

:50:06.:50:14.

STUDIO: Next up in heat three, the Olympic champion Nafi Thiam. She has

:50:15.:50:22.

improved her personal best tally to more than 7000 points in Gotzis this

:50:23.:50:28.

year. We caught up with her earlier in the season.

:50:29.:50:35.

Of course it's an important event and everybody will be watching me

:50:36.:50:41.

and expecting me to do great things, especially after Gotzis. It's been

:50:42.:50:49.

different years. I think I can still be good things in London. I hope so.

:50:50.:50:55.

It would be too bad to not do a good performance there, but also there

:50:56.:51:01.

was an incredible level. A lot of girls are going strong. I don't want

:51:02.:51:08.

to put pressure on myself. I think it's most important that I still

:51:09.:51:15.

enjoy what I do that's how I always thought about my tactics, not

:51:16.:51:18.

thinking about the other ones. I don't want to change that. That's

:51:19.:51:24.

how I feel most comfortable. We will see. And she's out, the sun is

:51:25.:51:29.

shining on the stadium. And Nafi Thiam is ready to try and claim her

:51:30.:51:33.

first world title and build on her Olympic title from last year. Jess

:51:34.:51:39.

Cameron use of this is one of the events she has worked on, sprinting

:51:40.:51:44.

and running, over the winter. She looks a lot better. She is so tall

:51:45.:51:48.

that these events can be difficult and the barriers are quite low. It's

:51:49.:51:52.

about being active over the hurdles and running off strong, which she

:51:53.:51:57.

seems to do. I'm excited to see what she will run the. Physically,

:51:58.:52:01.

looking at her, she's a similar physic to Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

:52:02.:52:06.

It's interesting, showing you the physiology and how people's natural

:52:07.:52:10.

talents across the seven pieces aren't what you would predict. I'm

:52:11.:52:16.

amazed that KJT doesn't throw further, and equally

:52:17.:52:19.

Johnson-Thompson's hurdles have been one of the strong points. It's just

:52:20.:52:24.

to your make up. It's what you come to the event with com you have a

:52:25.:52:29.

natural ability in something sent it varies across athletes. What she has

:52:30.:52:33.

done, she is naturally strong. She has always been a good thrower, but

:52:34.:52:39.

she knows the speed. In some ways it has been challenging for her, but

:52:40.:52:44.

she has been able to do it. It's relaxation, she wants to stay

:52:45.:52:48.

relaxed and stay focused and not put pressure on herself. When you

:52:49.:52:56.

emerge, Tony, as she did at the Olympics last year, into the global

:52:57.:53:01.

consciousness, and now you hold that title, everybody is coming for you.

:53:02.:53:05.

As your mindset as the coach, do you have to work on that with your

:53:06.:53:10.

athletes and go into the competition with a slightly different vision?

:53:11.:53:12.

You would suspect that but the reality is to focus on yourself.

:53:13.:53:16.

What's Nafi Thiam and her coach of them really well is focus on

:53:17.:53:20.

herself, what are we strong and weak at and work on our gaps. Because of

:53:21.:53:26.

that, and the age, you can just keep improving. Lets see if she can

:53:27.:53:31.

improve and head to heat three with Steve Cram.

:53:32.:53:38.

Some of the older athletes of the event, Sharon Day Monro. Salman-Rath

:53:39.:53:54.

in lane two. Anouk Vetter was the Amsterdam champion last year.

:53:55.:54:09.

Quaresma, one a couple of years ago, the Portuguese. I knew in ten, a

:54:10.:54:17.

pretty good hurdler. -- anew in Watching for the clock. The European

:54:18.:54:40.

under 23, recent under 23 champion from Switzerland, and we have just

:54:41.:54:44.

seen her younger team-mates do very well in heat one. We have already

:54:45.:54:50.

seen quite a few personal bests in the first two heats, so be Olympic

:54:51.:55:00.

champion looking to become a double world champion. Colin and I have

:55:01.:55:04.

noticed the impressive hair work here. Getting herself set. Good

:55:05.:55:13.

conditions, not a breath of wind, warmer.

:55:14.:55:28.

Anouk Vetter has the lead on this, going very well in indeed. There is

:55:29.:55:42.

the first indicator, Anouk Vetter was delighted with her performance.

:55:43.:55:46.

A big run for her. Very close to her personal best. Not a good start from

:55:47.:55:50.

Nafi Thiam and never really got moving. You are expected to come

:55:51.:55:56.

through. A little bit of a disappointment. We will wait for the

:55:57.:56:00.

times but it must be around 13.5 for Nafi Thiam. I think she will be a

:56:01.:56:06.

bit disappointed with that. At no stage of the race was she making any

:56:07.:56:12.

ground. I would expect that would happen when somebody is running

:56:13.:56:19.

13.31. A very good run by Anouk Vetter. Taking control early.

:56:20.:56:24.

Focused well, working off each and every one of the barriers and was

:56:25.:56:29.

again rewarded with a season's best. Some of these women are hurtling

:56:30.:56:34.

very well indeed. In contrast, Nafi Thiam, a couple of questions.

:56:35.:56:39.

Because she is tall, she takes her time a bit into the first hurdle.

:56:40.:56:45.

Eight strides, when you have really long legs, it can be complicated.

:56:46.:56:50.

It's not the but she focuses on all the time. I think she is working her

:56:51.:56:55.

way through, keeping focus and running hard off all the barriers,

:56:56.:56:59.

but not quite as sharp. I think she may be a little bit disappointed

:57:00.:57:01.

because that was a full out run. Joe Kovacs in the shot put is the

:57:02.:57:18.

reigning champion, but he has opened up his account fairly unimpressive

:57:19.:57:26.

thee, 20.62 in the first round. He saw his team-mate Ryan Crouser

:57:27.:57:36.

comfortably go beyond the automatic qualifying. We were expecting to

:57:37.:57:40.

qualify with ease, he has gone over 22 metres this year, 22.57. Just

:57:41.:57:46.

separated from that, he went left and the shot went right. The power

:57:47.:57:50.

dissipates. He liked it, though, the hand in EF. 20.67, a slight

:57:51.:57:59.

improvement from Kovacs. This the hand in the air.

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Maybe a couple of tenths lost for Nafi Thiam. Andy Goode viewpoints as

:58:11.:58:16.

well. Not the start she would have wanted.

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STUDIO: How main points are we talking there? A couple of hundred

:58:21.:58:31.

outside 30 points. It means she might not score 7000, but she might

:58:32.:58:42.

get 6999. A little blip, but it will maybe affect confidence. A first

:58:43.:58:47.

glimpse of this later. Katarina Johnson-Thompson sticking out her

:58:48.:58:52.

tongue to the camera, a relaxed move will stop you couldn't think of a

:58:53.:58:55.

better arena for her to compete in. The crowd will be on her side. She

:58:56.:59:00.

has to relax into this and enjoy the atmosphere. You have to take it in.

:59:01.:59:04.

We had the amazing images from Jess in London where you just take a beat

:59:05.:59:09.

and allow the crowd to get with you. You have to use the crowds to get

:59:10.:59:14.

with you. She has seen Nafi Thiam's run. She will draw confidence from

:59:15.:59:18.

that. Although it will not be a massive difference in points at this

:59:19.:59:21.

time, if she can get a great start it will give her a mental edge going

:59:22.:59:25.

to the high jump. One of the things we talked about earlier was her

:59:26.:59:29.

mental state throughout the two days and how she has in the past let

:59:30.:59:32.

disappointment affect her next event. This is one of her stronger

:59:33.:59:36.

events. She wants to start the whole thing with a great time and post a

:59:37.:59:44.

high score on the board. Can you tell anything from her demeanour at

:59:45.:59:46.

the moment, Denise, as somebody who has spent time with her, from how

:59:47.:59:50.

she is looking? Not yet. She is in the zone right now, focused on

:59:51.:59:55.

getting a great start. It's about keeping the mental state in check at

:59:56.:59:59.

the moment and being aggressive. She knows she has to work hard. Expect

:00:00.:00:03.

her to come through really well in the latter stages of the race but

:00:04.:00:09.

it's about getting a good start. Physically she looks stronger. She

:00:10.:00:15.

has been working on her posture. She has those natural rounded shoulders,

:00:16.:00:18.

so she has been working hard on strengthening her back and call. She

:00:19.:00:24.

says she only used to train three days a week, very long sessions, so

:00:25.:00:29.

her training has changed massively. Tony looks suspicious.

:00:30.:00:35.

She was a five day train with Mike Holmes. Three days a week, a little

:00:36.:00:44.

pinch of salt. Does that mean three gym sessions or three technical

:00:45.:00:50.

sessions? If you only do three technical sessions in heptathlon,

:00:51.:00:54.

you might as well forget it! How many gym sessions a week would you

:00:55.:01:01.

be doing? I had three better after I had Reggie we had to condense it. We

:01:02.:01:07.

did long gym sessions, he made us stay in there for an hour and a

:01:08.:01:15.

half. Sorry! It's important to keep strength levels because they do drop

:01:16.:01:19.

away. Getting the balance right between when you should take time

:01:20.:01:23.

off and do your lifting. I used to do my lifting right up to the

:01:24.:01:29.

events. You didn't taper down your lifting? Maximum lifts. Working on

:01:30.:01:36.

the power. She's looking focused and strong. She needs a good start. She

:01:37.:01:43.

will be buoyed by that time from Thiam. Andrew is the commentator.

:01:44.:01:49.

When you think of great athletics moments, they are normally in the

:01:50.:01:54.

evening under the lights. But with the heptathlon, you are straight

:01:55.:01:59.

into it. There are seven finals. Nano goes in lane two. Nadine Visser

:02:00.:02:11.

ran 12.78. These are the four to -- fastest hurdler is. Williams is a

:02:12.:02:17.

very, very good hurdler. A world junior champion three years ago over

:02:18.:02:23.

the barriers. Falls down a little bit in the throes. Cachova, new

:02:24.:02:29.

personal best in the Czech Republic in June. We will let the London

:02:30.:02:37.

stadium welcome the next athlete. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

:02:38.:02:46.

There's no hiding place in front of 60,000 people! Schafer will be a

:02:47.:02:55.

medal contender if she gets it right across the events. Former world and

:02:56.:03:04.

European junior champion. Erica Bougard, another very good hurdler.

:03:05.:03:11.

Poor shot put and javelin to say the least. Another medal contender from

:03:12.:03:25.

Latvia. Ikauniece-Admidina. Katarina Johnson-Thompson is outstanding in

:03:26.:03:29.

the high jump, the long jump, 200 metres. Very good 800-metre runner.

:03:30.:03:34.

The hurdles, doesn't quite get to the very top level yet. You think of

:03:35.:03:40.

Jessica Ennis-Hill, outstanding hurdler. In this stadium, in this

:03:41.:03:46.

event, exploding into things with 12.54, a British record at the time.

:03:47.:03:55.

Can she get close to her personal best? It all begins here in the 100

:03:56.:03:58.

hurdles. This takes it in 12.85. Nadine

:03:59.:04:29.

Visser, well clear. A decent run from Williams. It's all about the

:04:30.:04:34.

time for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. You think about exploding into that

:04:35.:04:38.

event. Perhaps a little bit of safety in the blocks. She sat for a

:04:39.:04:46.

while, it was cautious from Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Let's see her

:04:47.:04:51.

time. Colin Jackson will talk you through this one. These women, this

:04:52.:04:58.

event, very strong hurdlers. Any position above seventh place would

:04:59.:05:06.

be fantastic for Kat. 13.33. She will be very happy with that in

:05:07.:05:10.

contrast to Thiam. Look at the start. Very soft going into the

:05:11.:05:18.

first hurdle, over striding. You need good cadence, good leg speed

:05:19.:05:21.

going into the first barrier because it sets you up. But she starts

:05:22.:05:27.

making inroads into the field. A little mistake off the final

:05:28.:05:32.

barrier. 13.33 is what we are looking for. A lot of people will

:05:33.:05:38.

think she's down the field, but it's to be expected, she is against some

:05:39.:05:42.

better hurdlers. Just look for her time. Spot on, these are quality

:05:43.:05:50.

hurdlers. A lot of them have gone under 13 seconds. One other thing to

:05:51.:05:56.

talk about. ACCA nature at Medina, on the outside, she has run a

:05:57.:06:06.

terrible time. 13.71. -- Ikauniece-Admidina. Not too bad at

:06:07.:06:16.

all from Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Four hundredths of a second down on

:06:17.:06:21.

her personal best. There was the mistakes she made. She hit the next

:06:22.:06:27.

hurdle and she fell off that a little bit. That's where she could

:06:28.:06:31.

have lost that personal best performance. For me, an excellent

:06:32.:06:39.

start from Kat. Look at lane nine. Schafer alongside Johnson-Thompson

:06:40.:06:43.

Branwell. Ikauniece-Admidina was going well and then it went wrong in

:06:44.:06:49.

the second half. She was fading badly. Ikauniece-Admidina is a 13.07

:06:50.:07:00.

runner. She has lost huge points. Seemed to be struggling with a leg

:07:01.:07:05.

problem. That was pretty evident because she had zero power at the

:07:06.:07:10.

back end of the race. If there's anywhere you need to be technically

:07:11.:07:14.

efficient, it's the back end. From Kat. -- great from Kat. Let's have a

:07:15.:07:22.

look at the standings. The names to look out for, Katarina

:07:23.:07:36.

Johnson-Thompson, Carolin Schafer, a decent run and she may be a medal

:07:37.:07:41.

contender. Nafi Thiam, a couple of tenths down on her personal best.

:07:42.:07:48.

Ikauniece-Admidina battling through injury. I'm sure the Latvian would

:07:49.:07:54.

have featured, but a poor start for her.

:07:55.:07:58.

(STUDIO) you always want to come out and post a PB, like you did, Jess,

:07:59.:08:04.

in 2012. If you don't do that, getting as close as Kat did and

:08:05.:08:08.

putting yourself amongst it, will she be pleased with that? Or a

:08:09.:08:14.

little bit disappointed? She takes seven strides to the first hurdle.

:08:15.:08:19.

She compresses herself in the blocks and she can't unfold. The angle on

:08:20.:08:25.

the front leg forces her to stand straight up. Put your blocks in the

:08:26.:08:28.

right place and you run a personal best. When she gets to the hurdles,

:08:29.:08:35.

chief or Leeds and is very floppy so she's very close. Very simple tidy

:08:36.:08:42.

up. Lead with your knee and you can run and sprint between them and you

:08:43.:08:50.

can break 13 seconds. She is 6-foot. Like Thiam, getting the cadence into

:08:51.:08:55.

the first hurdle is difficult. When you're doing it in seven strides,

:08:56.:09:02.

she has to push really hard. It's counterintuitive. She's crowding the

:09:03.:09:09.

line in order to make seven steps. You fold your legs up. It's like

:09:10.:09:14.

doing a very deep squat and trying to stand up. You have to have a 90

:09:15.:09:19.

degrees angle in the front leg and 120 in the back otherwise you can't

:09:20.:09:26.

power out. Let's have a look at the overhead camera and see if we can

:09:27.:09:34.

get any more from that. Lane nine, she looks like she might be carrying

:09:35.:09:40.

an injury. Yeah. She got out well but she hit the seventh hurdle.

:09:41.:09:46.

Fifth hurdle. I don't know whether she's coming into the competition

:09:47.:09:50.

with an injury, but she looks like she's grabbed her hamstring off the

:09:51.:09:57.

hurdle. That doesn't bode well. No. A poor start for an athlete we

:09:58.:10:03.

thought would be in the mix. The one who is the lady everybody wants to

:10:04.:10:08.

beat, Nafi Thiam, didn't have the best start either. Let's have a look

:10:09.:10:14.

at her. Tell us what you thought of her performance, Tony. A very tall

:10:15.:10:21.

individual. She takes eight strides to the first hurdle. Look how her

:10:22.:10:31.

knee is bent. She keeps it tight. I don't like the lead arm, goes across

:10:32.:10:36.

her, throws it out a little bit which creates rotation you don't

:10:37.:10:41.

want. She has to fit into the space. She bends the knee, she cuts the

:10:42.:10:46.

distance. Not active enough off the trail leg. She's dropped 30 points

:10:47.:10:55.

but then Kat instead of moving towards her and taking benefit, she

:10:56.:10:58.

stepped away a little bit, but not by much. The bigger problem will be

:10:59.:11:04.

for the Latvian girl. She's 80 points down. It means she's more

:11:05.:11:11.

likely to score 6700 and Kat can probably achieve that. As you step

:11:12.:11:15.

towards them, there's a chance to be on the podium. It's the high jump

:11:16.:11:21.

next and that's where she is world class and she can post a big score.

:11:22.:11:27.

The high jump is always interesting. They're jumping ability is

:11:28.:11:30.

incredible. Watching them battle it out is brilliant. They will need to

:11:31.:11:36.

jump in the high 90s. She will feel pressure because she has to deliver.

:11:37.:11:41.

She wants to start with a PB but she hasn't done that. She will come out

:11:42.:11:45.

and jump high and she will want to get close to two metres. That's at

:11:46.:11:54.

11:30am. We will be all over it. Back on the track now. The 400

:11:55.:11:59.

metres hurdles... Sorry, the 400 metres flat. They would be very

:12:00.:12:02.

shocked if there were hurdles out there! Olympic finalist, a really

:12:03.:12:10.

exciting athlete. Still only 22 years old. He's gained so much

:12:11.:12:15.

experience over the last few years. In Glasgow as the Commonwealth Games

:12:16.:12:19.

we got a glimpse of him first and 40 was exciting. Lovely runner,

:12:20.:12:25.

relaxed, gaining confidence. He's had stress fractures, but nice to

:12:26.:12:35.

see him back strong and confident. He seems to enjoy the big occasions.

:12:36.:12:38.

Can he deliver in front of the home crowd and get safely through Steve

:12:39.:12:39.

Cram is the commentator. What a great morning we've got

:12:40.:12:50.

because these 400 metres heats will be very exciting. Matthew

:12:51.:12:54.

Hudson-Smith getting is underway. Dwayne Campbell in heat three and

:12:55.:13:00.

Martyn Rooney in heat five. Wayde Van Niekerk, the favourite, world

:13:01.:13:04.

record holder, is in the second heat. There are also other big names

:13:05.:13:10.

to watch out for. Fred Kerley of the USA, really exciting to watch him

:13:11.:13:15.

run here in his first major championships. Big talent.

:13:16.:13:26.

Some familiar names to those of you who are regular athletics fans.

:13:27.:13:35.

Particularly in the outside lanes. The qualification is not easy. First

:13:36.:13:40.

three and six fastest through to the semifinals which are tomorrow.

:13:41.:13:46.

Matthew Hudson-Smith has shown in his burgeoning career that he is

:13:47.:13:49.

good at raising his game at the major championships. His last

:13:50.:13:55.

performance here was an odd one, the London Diamond League. A couple of

:13:56.:13:59.

weeks ago. He fell over at the start. That was the night for him to

:14:00.:14:10.

put in a good confidence building performance before these

:14:11.:14:15.

championships. He missed that opportunity. Maslak on the outside.

:14:16.:14:22.

He will be a good one for them all to chase. He was in the world record

:14:23.:14:30.

race recently. There's Fred Kerley. He's a massive talent. He's just 22

:14:31.:14:38.

years of age. Haven't seen him on the international circuit really and

:14:39.:14:44.

this is a baptism of fire for him. Kevin Borlee, 29 years old,

:14:45.:14:49.

extremely experienced. Hudson-Smith in five. A huge cheer for the

:14:50.:14:58.

Brummie lad. All of the danger for him is outside. Might need to watch

:14:59.:15:09.

the Kenyan in lane two as well. He's run close to 45 seconds this year,

:15:10.:15:10.

there he years. On times, he should finish in the

:15:11.:15:28.

top three here. I will be interested to see Gordon as well. Coming back

:15:29.:15:32.

to the sort of form that saw him win medals a few years back. He ran a

:15:33.:15:43.

31.923 200 metres recently, and as the fastest he's ever done. It might

:15:44.:15:47.

indicate he's ready to drop under 45 seconds again.

:15:48.:15:56.

Only three of them will go through...

:15:57.:16:05.

Hudson-Smith has got to get on terms with those men outside him. Fred

:16:06.:16:11.

Kerley starting quickly. Hudson-Smith already going past

:16:12.:16:17.

Kevin Borlee who has started quickly through the first 150. Maslak going

:16:18.:16:24.

well. The three of them moving away, Fred Kerley but in a gap between

:16:25.:16:32.

himself and Borlee and Hudson-Smith. Already looking around, a bit of

:16:33.:16:38.

bravado. He says, watch me go, it's easy for me. It looks easy.

:16:39.:16:45.

Hudson-Smith going well, but Borlee and Maslak, this is tough. Fred

:16:46.:16:50.

Kerley will win it, Hudson-Smith fading quickly, fifth. That is a

:16:51.:16:55.

tough, tough heat, but I didn't like the way Hudson-Smith eased back. I'm

:16:56.:17:00.

not saying he eased back, but didn't fight enough in the 1015 metres.

:17:01.:17:06.

There are six fastest loser spots. If you are not in the top three you

:17:07.:17:10.

have to keep going for the time. Fifth place, but the last 15 metres

:17:11.:17:15.

might well have cost him. It's very close. Hudson-Smith, 45.31. Fred

:17:16.:17:26.

Kerley, that was impressive and Michael Johnson sitting upstairs

:17:27.:17:29.

must have been purring. He's a real talent. I didn't like this, really.

:17:30.:17:36.

Just run the race, get on with it. You can relax without having to look

:17:37.:17:40.

around. Not sure what that was about, throwing out his hands. This

:17:41.:17:45.

is a serious business, this is the preliminaries and he's a young

:17:46.:17:49.

athlete and he will learn. I also agree on Matthew Hudson-Smith. You

:17:50.:17:54.

have to fight, and he's giving up way too early. Especially in the

:17:55.:17:56.

early rounds where you have to acquit yourself really well. Fred

:17:57.:18:00.

Kerley not making too much ground, not taking a gap out of him, running

:18:01.:18:06.

well in the first 200 metres, impressive and relaxed. In the early

:18:07.:18:11.

rounds you want to run quickly through the first 200, get your

:18:12.:18:15.

rhythm down and then come off the turn exactly where you want to be in

:18:16.:18:20.

the race, among the leaders, which is where he was initially and then

:18:21.:18:26.

started to fade. This is where he relaxed a bit too much. In a great

:18:27.:18:31.

position and then his arms drop down, a little too much relaxation.

:18:32.:18:36.

Borlee coming up on the outside, you have to respond to that and he

:18:37.:18:38.

didn't do that. It was a missed opportunity. He's going to have an

:18:39.:18:46.

anxious wait because there are now five more heats to come, and he's

:18:47.:18:51.

not even a fastest loser, the second fastest, because was ahead of him.

:18:52.:18:59.

At the Olympics, 45.31 wouldn't have got you through is the fastest

:19:00.:19:03.

loser. We have some high quality races to come and he will have an

:19:04.:19:09.

anxious wait. Back to the hammer, Steve. The hammer with Sophie

:19:10.:19:16.

Hitchon, a big cheer as she entered the stadium. Qualifying time for the

:19:17.:19:27.

athletes to go 71.5 or top 12. Sophie Hitchon has proved time and

:19:28.:19:30.

time again that she is a major championship challenger. Olympic

:19:31.:19:35.

bronze last year, fourth in the World Championships two years ago

:19:36.:19:38.

and lifetime bests on both those occasions. Looking for something in

:19:39.:19:45.

excess of 71.5. It's looking good, down the middle. She controlled

:19:46.:19:50.

herself. A big cheer from the crowd because Sophie Hitchon makes another

:19:51.:19:53.

major championships final. That looked easy and it bodes really well

:19:54.:19:57.

for her prospects of standing on another global rostrum. Loved the

:19:58.:20:03.

moment last season when she threw a British record in the last round at

:20:04.:20:09.

Rio. And that is the perfect start to her World Championships. A big

:20:10.:20:19.

smile from Sophie, into the final. 73.05, the best of the athletes so

:20:20.:20:24.

far. Matthew Hudson-Smith in that race the way he wanted, not just in

:20:25.:20:29.

terms of position. He knows it, the last 50 metres not helping his cause

:20:30.:20:35.

of advancing. 45.31, confirmed in fifth. Gordon is ready to improve, a

:20:36.:20:44.

season's best for him. Maslak with a season's best. Hudson-Smith, 45.31,

:20:45.:20:51.

and five races still to come. Not what you wanted, I'm sure.

:20:52.:21:02.

Describe the race from your perspective. Got out really well but

:21:03.:21:07.

couldn't find the extra gear. It's strange when these things happen but

:21:08.:21:11.

we have to move on and hopefully I get through. It's an anxious waiting

:21:12.:21:15.

game. Are you thinking back to anything you would have done

:21:16.:21:23.

differently? I would have probably settled better, personally. These

:21:24.:21:26.

things happen and you have to move on from it. You have shown is in

:21:27.:21:31.

your young career how you can move on from round to rant. This is a new

:21:32.:21:36.

experience, not getting through automatically. Definitely, but I

:21:37.:21:40.

just have to learn from it and carry on. It's a waiting game, as you

:21:41.:21:47.

said. All the best. Sophie Hitchon with her tracksuit back on. She's in

:21:48.:21:53.

the final on Monday. Not a perfect throw, good enough to get through,

:21:54.:21:57.

but there are technical improvements to be made and something around 74

:21:58.:22:07.

metres might get on the rostrum. A good start from Sophie Hitchon.

:22:08.:22:11.

Automatic qualifying. She can leave the arena. The other athletes can

:22:12.:22:15.

continue. Three throws maximum. But the perfect start for Sophie.

:22:16.:22:24.

The Olympic champion and world record-holder is ready to begin his

:22:25.:22:30.

400-metre campaign. One of two events he's going for here, Wayde

:22:31.:22:35.

van Niekerk, going for the 400 metre and 200-metre double. The Michael

:22:36.:22:39.

Johnson speciality. And he Johnson's record in the Olympics, stretching

:22:40.:22:49.

clear of LaShawn Merritt and James in the final 50 metres. People

:22:50.:22:54.

believe he can go below 43 seconds. That's a bit of a stretch, but he's

:22:55.:23:01.

an outstanding, incredible athlete. This should be a little bit of a job

:23:02.:23:05.

for him. Again, a high-quality field. Steven Solomon, Nery Brenes

:23:06.:23:11.

from Costa Rica, world indoor champion from 2012. Shearman St

:23:12.:23:21.

Vincent the Grenadines. Van Niekerk say he can take on Usain Bolt's

:23:22.:23:26.

mantel. He's a different character, a much more quiet figure, no

:23:27.:23:30.

showman, but on the track is comparable. Outstanding 100, 200 and

:23:31.:23:45.

400 runner. Cedenio, running 44.01, nobody has run that fast before and

:23:46.:23:52.

not got a medal. Still only 21. De Vita ray of Italy in lane two. And

:23:53.:24:05.

Janezic of Slovenia in lane one. -- Davide

:24:06.:24:16.

Re. One of the great athletes, Wayde van Niekerk. Looking at times, the

:24:17.:24:27.

first heat was quick, Matthew Hudson-Smith down in fifth with

:24:28.:24:32.

45.31. Wayde van Niekerk should be able to win this at his leisure.

:24:33.:24:42.

There is a long hold. Asked to stand up. Just a little bit unsettling.

:24:43.:24:57.

Wayde van Niekerk, he has won a couple of Diamond League meetings

:24:58.:25:02.

this year. 43.62 in Lausanne to win that one. And also in Monaco where

:25:03.:25:12.

he was pushed quite hard. Could the athlete in lane for please respond

:25:13.:25:23.

immediately to my set command. Atine-Venel of France, quite slow to

:25:24.:25:35.

follow the set command. The Marshall speaking to them.

:25:36.:25:57.

A second first-round heat in the men's 400 metres, three going

:25:58.:26:03.

through automatically and on the six fastest losers. Wayde van Niekerk

:26:04.:26:10.

taking it easy through the first hundred, just measuring himself at

:26:11.:26:14.

the moment. He wants to push up a little bit. The man outside him,

:26:15.:26:19.

less KCom it's quite easy at the moment. Van Niekerk leading. Three

:26:20.:26:28.

to go through automatically and Van Niekerk jogging, looking easy and

:26:29.:26:33.

comfortable just now. Solomon also looking strong, the youngster

:26:34.:26:40.

outside, beginning to fade. Van Niekerk takes it again, coasting

:26:41.:26:46.

across. 45.28, not as fast as the first heat. Van Niekerk taking the

:26:47.:26:54.

victory. Matthew Hudson-Smith, 45.31 in fifth in the first heat, easy

:26:55.:26:59.

enough for Van Niekerk. Michael Johnson, was never going to be a

:27:00.:27:03.

repeat of the final in Rio, but that was about energy conservation and

:27:04.:27:09.

stretching the legs for Van Niekerk. That's not the way you want to do

:27:10.:27:13.

it, it takes a lot more energy to relax in the first half of the race

:27:14.:27:17.

and then have to find yourself with 100 metres to go, making up ground

:27:18.:27:21.

and having to kick up into another gear. The better way to do it is to

:27:22.:27:25.

get out, take the lead and then ease back and relax. He has to kick in

:27:26.:27:31.

and that takes a lot of energy. He is trying to conserve energy because

:27:32.:27:35.

he is doing the 400 and 200-metre double. But he is in great shape and

:27:36.:27:42.

the class of the field. No problems for him in this qualification to get

:27:43.:27:46.

through to the next round. Starting off a bit too timid. Even though

:27:47.:27:51.

this is an early round only want to relax, you still want to get out and

:27:52.:27:56.

run the first 200 metres as if it's the final. Getting in to that

:27:57.:28:01.

beautiful long stride, he knows he's the class of the field, very

:28:02.:28:06.

relaxed. This will be a very interesting 400 metres with Van

:28:07.:28:11.

Niekerk as the world-record holder, defending world champion and Olympic

:28:12.:28:14.

champion, trying to do the double. But Fred Kerley in the earlier

:28:15.:28:18.

round, he will have something to say about that. Extremely relaxed,

:28:19.:28:23.

having to kick in a little bit, but not too much of a problem. Just a

:28:24.:28:34.

fantastic athletes, looking to do something special here in these

:28:35.:28:38.

championships over 200 and 400 metres double. Wayde van Niekerk is

:28:39.:28:43.

true. But a reminder it was a much slower heat than the first one,

:28:44.:28:47.

where we saw Matthew Hudson-Smith. Comfortable for Van Niekerk. Nery

:28:48.:28:53.

Brenes went through as well. Good run from the Italian, Re. Much less

:28:54.:29:01.

fancied than the likes of Cedenio, who will have to wait and see if

:29:02.:29:05.

he's one of the fastest losers. Sophie Hitchon is still the

:29:06.:29:13.

qualifier from the women's hammer. This is the Belarus athlete, a world

:29:14.:29:22.

best this year, and she is capable of joining Sophie. It looked high

:29:23.:29:32.

and long. Sophie Hitchon at 73.05, still the leading mark. A similar

:29:33.:29:50.

distance from Malyshik. Second best so far and also qualifying. Another

:29:51.:29:56.

young athletes, the 22-year-old Polish, Malwina Kopron. Can she join

:29:57.:30:22.

Sophie and Malyshik. We have lost that one. The throw is making the

:30:23.:30:28.

most of what very good athletic conditions in the Olympic Stadium.

:30:29.:30:31.

That's probably the best we have seen so far. Close to a lifetime

:30:32.:30:42.

best. 75.11, her lifetime best. 73.50 to book a place in the final.

:30:43.:30:51.

The marks are scratched, 74.97. Three athletes qualifying, Sophie is

:30:52.:30:52.

one of them. The congratulations on a tremendous

:30:53.:31:03.

performance. When you come into qualification it must be tricky, you

:31:04.:31:09.

need to negotiate it and you've done it with aplomb. It is really

:31:10.:31:13.

difficult to come into the qualification rounds. Once you're

:31:14.:31:17.

through, as is a little bit more like a normal competition. It's nice

:31:18.:31:22.

to make it in one throw but you just need to make it. Tim Neila it with

:31:23.:31:28.

an impressive throw shows the form you're in. -- to nail it. We'll see

:31:29.:31:37.

on Monday night! As for being in this stadium, does that give you a

:31:38.:31:40.

lift or are you trying to block it out? I'm not going to lie, it does

:31:41.:31:48.

make you really nervous. You have pressure on yourself and everyone

:31:49.:31:51.

else is here to support you so you want to perform well. But the crowd

:31:52.:31:57.

is amazing. You showed last year in Rio that you fight to the end and

:31:58.:32:01.

you can pull it out of the bag when you most need to so you can tap into

:32:02.:32:07.

those memories. Definitely. Once the final comes, you try to execute your

:32:08.:32:12.

technique. Don't do anything fancy, just come in and execute. Great

:32:13.:32:16.

start, we wish you well for the final. Thanks.

:32:17.:32:22.

Good luck to Sophie Hitchon. And good luck to this man. Dwayne Cowan.

:32:23.:32:33.

What a story for him, 32 years old. This is one of the contenders for a

:32:34.:32:39.

medal, Baboloki Thebe. Young man from Botswana. They have a great

:32:40.:32:46.

relay team as well. Their slowest guy is 45.30 individual. Wayne,

:32:47.:32:52.

incredible story. His father is Lloyd Coward, one of the top

:32:53.:32:57.

coaches, coach of Christine Ohuruogu and others. Dwayne has been getting

:32:58.:33:01.

better and better at a stage of his career where that wouldn't happen to

:33:02.:33:07.

most, at 32. He's had a great season, including a surprise win in

:33:08.:33:12.

the European Team Championships. He set a new personal best on this

:33:13.:33:16.

track at the London Diamond League. He has a tough heat. If he runs like

:33:17.:33:24.

that, he has a good chance. Demish Gaye there has had a few problems,

:33:25.:33:34.

four weeks without racing. Feed -- CD from Botswana.

:33:35.:33:40.

Demish Gaye has only lost one 400-metre race this year.

:33:41.:33:54.

Coward and has started pretty quickly. The crowd really getting

:33:55.:34:02.

into this and he's going well. He's chasing down Thebe. Demish Gaye is

:34:03.:34:10.

quick. Demish Gaye has gone very hard through the first 250. Dwayne

:34:11.:34:17.

Cowan has a real job on his hand but he's a strong finisher. Thebe...

:34:18.:34:25.

Here comes Coward and... Dwayne Cowan. He is going to qualify.

:34:26.:34:39.

44.83. This young man, he started the season with 4409 in his first

:34:40.:34:46.

race in March. He's been incredibly consistent since. He's a big talent.

:34:47.:34:51.

The Jamaicans have some good young 400-metre runners as well. At the

:34:52.:34:59.

other end of the scale, 32. His first major championships and he's

:35:00.:35:05.

through to the semifinal. 45.39 to do that. A smart race, Michael. It

:35:06.:35:12.

was a smart race. He got out quickly and settled in a bit. Not the

:35:13.:35:16.

cleanest of techniques but looks like he's lingering, but that's just

:35:17.:35:25.

the way he runs. Nice, long stride and he looks nice and relaxed which

:35:26.:35:30.

I really like. Now you have to take a break at some point in the 400

:35:31.:35:35.

metres, you can't drop it all out. He does that from 200 to 250. He

:35:36.:35:45.

finds himself in about fourth place, third place, coming off the bend.

:35:46.:35:49.

Decent position. He acquitted himself very well and has done just

:35:50.:35:54.

well enough to get third position for automatic qualification. That's

:35:55.:36:00.

the way you want to run the first round. Everybody wants to relax, you

:36:01.:36:05.

want to conserve as much energy as possible over these three rounds if

:36:06.:36:08.

you're fortunate to get into the final. It's better to run too fast

:36:09.:36:14.

in the first round than not fast enough. That's what Matthew

:36:15.:36:18.

Hudson-Smith is dealing with now. Waiting to see if he will get into

:36:19.:36:24.

the final. Cowan, great first run to get into the semifinal. Semifinals

:36:25.:36:32.

tomorrow. As far as Matthew Hudson-Smith is concerned, he's

:36:33.:36:36.

still in a good position as far as fastest losers. The second and third

:36:37.:36:43.

heats were not particularly quick. Thebe and Gaye looked very strong.

:36:44.:36:49.

Both under 45 seconds. Dwayne is through to the semifinals. He is

:36:50.:36:55.

with Phil. Well done. Such a big occasion and

:36:56.:36:59.

to accomplish that performance in the first round must be greatly

:37:00.:37:04.

satisfying. Yeah. Got through to the semifinals. I took three weeks off

:37:05.:37:10.

so one a bit rusty. Hopefully next round I'll go out a bit harder and

:37:11.:37:14.

get a faster time. Tell me about your year to get to this point.

:37:15.:37:19.

Somebody at your edge -- age to be getting better is a rare thing. I

:37:20.:37:25.

started at 28 years old. I'm still young. In terms of... Yeah. To

:37:26.:37:35.

everyone out there, never give up. I'm 32 years old. I'm training with

:37:36.:37:43.

people of 19 and 20 and you just have to grind it. Impressive. What

:37:44.:37:50.

can you achieve? You were close to your personal best. That's a box

:37:51.:37:55.

you'd like to take. Hopefully I'll get a PB in the semifinals and

:37:56.:38:01.

that's it. My whole aim was to get through the first round. I've done

:38:02.:38:05.

that, just about. Onto the semifinals. Well done. Thanks.

:38:06.:38:16.

Women's triple jump qualification under way and a flamboyant

:38:17.:38:23.

character, you Lamah Ross Hussey from Venezuela. Silver-medallist in

:38:24.:38:30.

Rio last year. Has gone over 15 metres this year. -- just shy of it

:38:31.:38:39.

this year. It is qualification. 14.20 better to get into Monday's

:38:40.:38:48.

final. Ten one expected to do that comfortably. -- Rojas expected to do

:38:49.:38:56.

that comfortably. Shy of auto qualifying. After giving her the big

:38:57.:39:05.

build-up! Rojas with a tentative start. Checked herself on the board.

:39:06.:39:14.

Looks bang on 14 metres. Way off the optimum of getting onto the take-off

:39:15.:39:17.

board. Tony, what did you make of that? I think she'd decelerated.

:39:18.:39:27.

Didn't drive and made it short. A bit of mourning rust I suspect.

:39:28.:39:37.

Rybarikova, bronze medal last year. Champion here five years ago. She

:39:38.:39:46.

will feel at home. 32-year-old from Kazakhstan. Looking to get over

:39:47.:39:52.

14.20. It's a statement to other athletes if you can get auto

:39:53.:39:57.

qualifying, you can walk away. Easily beyond. That was better. She

:39:58.:40:07.

ran so much better on the runway. I'm having it. She really committed

:40:08.:40:16.

herself. Good speed. And then worked the three phases. Straightforward

:40:17.:40:21.

qualifying, no messing about. Kept her speedwell through the phases.

:40:22.:40:29.

Good, textbook triple jumping. The best jump of the qualification

:40:30.:40:37.

process so far. Auto qualifying with 14.57. This is the vehicle that will

:40:38.:40:42.

return the various implements in the throwing competitions. Save the legs

:40:43.:40:49.

of the throwers. Here is another field event that happened earlier.

:40:50.:40:55.

Men's shot put qualification. Tomas Walsh, 22.14, a seasoned's best. The

:40:56.:41:10.

Americans a little off-colour. Joe Kovacs didn't look anywhere near his

:41:11.:41:11.

best. Youth is the order of the day.

:41:12.:41:27.

Steven Gardiner, 21. Steven Gayle. Just sneaked below 45 seconds this

:41:28.:41:33.

season. Good run by Demish Gaye, his team-mate, in the previous heat.

:41:34.:41:41.

Wilbur Le the third. -- Wilbert London the third. Third place at the

:41:42.:41:48.

US Championships. That was behind Fred Kerley and Gil Roberts. We fly

:41:49.:41:51.

past the Irish Champion! We have Santas, silver-medallist at

:41:52.:42:08.

the Olympics five years ago at 18. Jonathan Borlee in lane nine. The

:42:09.:42:15.

fourth of six first-round heats in the men's 400 metres. London, world

:42:16.:42:24.

junior silver-medallist last year. 19. 44.47. He's got Steven Gayle and

:42:25.:42:36.

Steven Gardiner outside him. Gardiner is an outstanding talent

:42:37.:42:37.

from the Bahamas. Away they go. Three to go through

:42:38.:42:52.

automatically. The first heat in which Matthew Hudson-Smith went is

:42:53.:42:57.

still comfortably the fastest. A strong start from Steven Gardiner,

:42:58.:43:02.

the tall figure in lane seven. He eases past Sam Cross outside him. --

:43:03.:43:10.

Santon. Steven Gayle trying to keep pace. Steven Gardiner striding

:43:11.:43:19.

clear, a long way clear of the rest. Looking to shut it down a little

:43:20.:43:30.

bit. London finishing strongly. Gardiner eases across the line.

:43:31.:43:34.

Brian Deegan takes the third automatic qualifying place. Very

:43:35.:43:40.

good run from the Irish Champion. Steven Gardiner, the contrast with

:43:41.:43:45.

Wayde Van Niekerk. He went out hard and eased down, which is perhaps the

:43:46.:43:50.

more sensible way to do things. Impressive. London finished strongly

:43:51.:43:55.

as well and Brian Deegan through. -- Gregan. We've known him for a while,

:43:56.:44:03.

Gardiner. A young and talented athlete and he ran a sensible race.

:44:04.:44:09.

You want to go out hard in the opening 200 and put pressure on,

:44:10.:44:12.

ensure you are in position with 100 to go. Impressive run also by

:44:13.:44:22.

London, the 19-year-old American coached by my coach, Clive Hart.

:44:23.:44:30.

Putting himself in second position. Very, very nice by Gardiner.

:44:31.:44:34.

Relaxing. That will allow him to go into the semifinal with a great

:44:35.:44:40.

position, a lot of confidence. Very slight and slim, but a long stride.

:44:41.:44:45.

Gets into his running. You want to get up to full speed as fast as

:44:46.:44:51.

possible. Nice and relaxed down the back stretch. Beautiful stride, very

:44:52.:44:57.

efficient. We saw him a couple of years ago and thought this could be

:44:58.:45:01.

a 400 metres star of the future and he's putting himself in position

:45:02.:45:06.

this year to be a potential medallist. Exactly what you want,

:45:07.:45:12.

coming off with 100 to go, able to continue to keep everything in line.

:45:13.:45:17.

We seen athletes over the past get a little ragged at the end, but he is

:45:18.:45:22.

able to hold position, hold his technique. It's the most efficient

:45:23.:45:27.

way to cover the last, difficult 20 to 30 to 40 metres. He did it very,

:45:28.:45:31.

very well. The quickest qualifier so far. The

:45:32.:45:41.

first 100 metres was extraordinary. Santos finished strongly but in 5th

:45:42.:45:49.

place. Gardiner, London and Gregan taking the third automatic

:45:50.:45:53.

qualifying place, great bun by Brian Gregan. -- great run.

:45:54.:45:57.

Here is an athlete who has dominated this event over the last decade or

:45:58.:46:10.

so, Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia. In 17 she's been off to get to

:46:11.:46:14.

Monday's final. Just shy of that auto qualifying.

:46:15.:46:22.

15-metre plus jumper when she gets it right. 14. 86 her best so far

:46:23.:46:28.

this season. Making sure on the board. That's wise, but just looking

:46:29.:46:35.

at that line, it's got to go out beyond 14. 20. Collapsed a little in

:46:36.:46:41.

that second phase. Had to salvage it somewhat, lost distance through

:46:42.:46:50.

that. Kimberley Williams.

:46:51.:46:57.

28 years of age, 6th and 7th of the last two Olympic games so is a

:46:58.:47:03.

contender. Fast on the approach. Just shy of 14 metres there.

:47:04.:47:08.

A decent jump for the Jamaican. Reaching out a little on the runway,

:47:09.:47:12.

reaching for the board and her hips are slightly behind her foot and

:47:13.:47:17.

doesn't carry it over. Collapses on that second phase. Gets a lift.

:47:18.:47:21.

That's where she loses speed. You would hope she sorts that out and

:47:22.:47:24.

should get qualifying. A little bit to spare on the board. Athletes

:47:25.:47:29.

making sure, a slight headwind maybe on that back straight running in the

:47:30.:47:33.

opposite direction to the sprinters. In 4th place, just shy of auto

:47:34.:47:34.

qualifying. Things are looking good for Matthew

:47:35.:47:47.

Hudson-Smith at the moment. He was 5th in that first heat but so far

:47:48.:47:51.

his time is looking solid to go through to the semifinal. What about

:47:52.:48:07.

Martin Rooney, he is in lane eight. Merritt outside him. One or two

:48:08.:48:15.

youngsters in lane two. Renny Quow, and Winston George in

:48:16.:48:30.

lane one, half a second quicker than Rooney. So let's just say it isn't

:48:31.:48:38.

going to be easy! Rooney has had problems and was due

:48:39.:48:44.

to run earlier but picked up an injury in training before that race

:48:45.:48:48.

and then has had a curtailed season. Only 5th in the British

:48:49.:48:53.

championships. Merritt had the luxury of not having to go through

:48:54.:48:57.

the American cut-throat system because he is the Diamond League

:48:58.:49:03.

champion from 2016 and therefore got a bye into these championships.

:49:04.:49:08.

Countries can have four athletes, if we haven't mentioned that already,

:49:09.:49:12.

as well as three qualifying, any Diamond League champions or

:49:13.:49:14.

defending world champions but you can't have five, if you had for

:49:15.:49:18.

instance a defending world champion and a Diamond League champion,

:49:19.:49:20.

separate athletes, you would have to choose between them as I think Kenya

:49:21.:49:27.

had to do. So, tough for Rooney here. And this

:49:28.:49:32.

may well be as much as anything getting him a run out, obviously we

:49:33.:49:37.

are hoping a relay team can do well. It's going to be tough. I have

:49:38.:49:44.

already mentioned Botswana, the USA will be very strong as ever. Here is

:49:45.:49:45.

the full line-up. He ran the 200 in the heats in the

:49:46.:50:15.

American championships, Merritt and was very quick this year, as well at

:50:16.:50:21.

200 metres, or his personal best. Rooney trying to get the crowd in,

:50:22.:50:26.

he knows the task is a huge one for him. But can he find some of his old

:50:27.:50:33.

form with those weeks he missed, he may be able to catch up. Quow, back

:50:34.:50:40.

to Berlin in 2009, a surprise bronze medal for him then. And Makwala, he

:50:41.:50:53.

is running superbly quick at 200. A real character.

:50:54.:51:04.

Husillos will be a contender. And Raymond Kibet, winner of the Kenyan

:51:05.:51:11.

trials. And we saw Walton. We have gone past him, but 44. 99, most of

:51:12.:51:17.

his other times have been more like 46. I think one 45 and then won the

:51:18.:51:25.

junior championships in Peru. So, has he got a performance like that

:51:26.:51:29.

in his legs? He is in lane two. Rooney is in lane eight.

:51:30.:51:37.

Expect this to be Makwala and Merritt and a real tussle after

:51:38.:51:40.

that. Top three through to the semis.

:51:41.:51:49.

At the moment 45. 7 will get you a fastest loser spot.

:51:50.:51:59.

So the crowd will do their best. Lane two Walton has gone off flying

:52:00.:52:03.

through the first 100 metres, the young 18-year-old. Maybe getting

:52:04.:52:12.

overexcited. Rooney has a reasonably quickly, sometimes he doesn't. The

:52:13.:52:16.

two men on the inside in lanes one and two have to figure in this.

:52:17.:52:27.

George and Walton. But Makwala and Merritt as expected: Young Walton in

:52:28.:52:33.

third place. Merritt struggling a bit. Walton is going to hang on to

:52:34.:52:41.

second. Merit will get second. Rooney may have dipped in for 5th

:52:42.:52:53.

there. But Makwala doesn't hang around. Great race in Monaco

:52:54.:53:00.

recently. Merritt, doesn't know if he thought he might have pushed him

:53:01.:53:05.

more but a smooth run in the end. Rooney, a tough, tough heat for him.

:53:06.:53:09.

Just waiting for the time to come up. Walton is a huge talent.

:53:10.:53:24.

Husillos did get 4thle. I will bring you in, Michael. Makwala, one of the

:53:25.:53:31.

classes of this 400 metres this year, that time is impressive and

:53:32.:53:36.

allows him to be able to do this, run that first 200 metres very

:53:37.:53:39.

quickly and doesn't take as much out of him as it does the competitors.

:53:40.:53:46.

Then just able to relax here. In control of this race around the

:53:47.:53:52.

bend. And finish with a very impressive early stage 44. 56. To

:53:53.:53:58.

your point, Steve, Walton over there on the inside, the youngster from

:53:59.:54:03.

Kay man Islands, very -- Cayman Islands, impressed with his race

:54:04.:54:05.

here, recognising athletes on his outside were not running very fast

:54:06.:54:09.

so it looked like he may have gone out too quickly but he actually put

:54:10.:54:13.

himself in a great position to finish this race as an automatic

:54:14.:54:18.

qualifier behind Merritt. Rooney here, this was always going to be

:54:19.:54:20.

tough for him. Didn't get out quickly, needs to get out faster

:54:21.:54:26.

than that. Keeping his eye on Merritt. This was a great position

:54:27.:54:31.

for Rooney to be inside of Merritt, that's one of the race leaders, you

:54:32.:54:37.

knew he was one of the race leaders as world champion and former Olympic

:54:38.:54:42.

champion. With Makwala Rooney allows Merritt to get too far ahead there,

:54:43.:54:46.

loses contact with him. Now trying to come back, which is going to be

:54:47.:54:53.

tough. This is always going to be difficult. You can't allow Merritt

:54:54.:55:00.

to get that far ahead and lose contact with him. If I had seen this

:55:01.:55:05.

lane drawn and I am Martyn Rooney I would have felt this is exactly

:55:06.:55:09.

where I need to be, just inside of someone like Merritt and you draft

:55:10.:55:13.

off him for the first 200 metres and use your strength coming home which

:55:14.:55:18.

he didn't do, which is a missed opportunity. I can tell you despite

:55:19.:55:25.

that good lane draw and trying to follow Merritt, sadly, his time will

:55:26.:55:32.

mean he won't qualify. We still have one more heat.

:55:33.:55:39.

Rooney will not go through to the semifinal. He is with Phil.

:55:40.:55:45.

Martyn, what's the sense of emotion right now, 500ths between you and a

:55:46.:55:52.

place in the next round? I didn't realise it was so close. Well, first

:55:53.:55:59.

of all, disappointed at how I ran. Not great. But I will take

:56:00.:56:04.

opportunities to back my team, it's not been an easy summer or winter,

:56:05.:56:11.

but my wife, my son, all the guys I work with, medical team, and all the

:56:12.:56:15.

people at home who buy lottery tickets, you are part of my team and

:56:16.:56:19.

guys who fund me and support my family, give me the opportunity to

:56:20.:56:22.

represent my country and try to do the best of my ability, thanks to

:56:23.:56:26.

everybody in my team. Even if you don't know me, you bought a ticket,

:56:27.:56:30.

you are a team player. And thank you very much. Talking of team, work

:56:31.:56:36.

isn't done for you because the relay is coming up, you have high hopes

:56:37.:56:43.

for the team. Yeah as a relay runner, we have a great squad. I

:56:44.:56:46.

think Dwayne did well earlier, Matt, he went out a bit hard, hopefully he

:56:47.:56:54.

gets through. But the guys we have back in the training camp, Jack in

:56:55.:56:59.

the hurdles, we have a great squad. And we are here to come away with a

:57:00.:57:05.

medal, make up for Rio and see what happens. Thank you for talking to

:57:06.:57:09.

us, Martyn. Appreciate it. Thank you, Phil.

:57:10.:57:14.

STUDIO: A disappointed Martyn Rooney, would you say, Michael? An

:57:15.:57:19.

interesting post-race reaction. I don't know if it's disappointed

:57:20.:57:22.

enough. You have to reflect on your performance. As opposed to, you

:57:23.:57:25.

know, the team that supported you and all of that. That's fantastic.

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That's great. There is a time for that. But right now, you know,

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talking about all those people who supported and all those people who

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bought a ticket, you owe them an explanation as to why you didn't

:57:37.:57:40.

execute the way you should have and at 30 years old and with his

:57:41.:57:43.

experience he should know how to execute at this point and take

:57:44.:57:45.

advantage of the opportunity that he had today. We have heard that far

:57:46.:57:49.

too many times from Martyn Rooney and so, those people who bought a

:57:50.:57:52.

ticket will say, yeah, we heard that before. We are tired of hearing

:57:53.:57:56.

that. Why didn't you do something different today? Bringing it around

:57:57.:58:00.

to the 4x4, trying to throw a positive light and say there will be

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more to come from him. We shall see. There is more to come from the

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hepathletes. They started with the hurdles and Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson impressed with a 13. 33, her second fastest time ever

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which gives her 1075 points. The pre-event favourite, the champion

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from Belgium was way down on her best and got 1044, in 11th. It adds

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up to a really exciting high jump head-to-head. These two were having

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a great ding-song in Rio last year. She is capable of huge scores here.

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It's a great event. She will be internally confident but is very

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much relaxed right now. It's important because she is and is

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likely to be one of the two athletes left in this competition. It's a

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long old morning for these guys. Explain the high jump competition

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rules in terms of when you opt in and out because it's slightly

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different to a normal high jump competition. The increments go up in

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three centimetres as opposed to five for the normal competition.

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Basically, I haven't seen what the bars go through today, but I expect

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Kat to start to maybe think about coming in at 180. Plus if she's

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feeling confident and from that point it will show you how confident

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she is with what she does. It's a great competition. This is where the

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action starts. If she's not careful she will get trod on there by a

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cameraman! Looking incredibly relaxed there. The other side of the

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stadium they're getting ready for heat six of this men's 400 metres.

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The sky at the moment getting cloudier. But it's still dry.

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COMMENTATOR: Again three to go through automatically. There is Gil

:00:08.:00:10.

Roberts. Finished second in the US

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Championships. Sibanda from Botswana, fifth in Europe. 18 years

:00:22.:00:26.

old at the Olympics. They get underway in this last heat,

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three go through automatically. Hudson-Smith is looking good for a

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fastest loser place. Nathon Allen is moving up quickly. Gil Roberts

:00:52.:01:03.

making his move. Gil Roberts is a powerful figure with great

:01:04.:01:06.

experience as well. Roberts and Allen. Three go through

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automatically. These three separate themselves and Roberts starting to

:01:21.:01:31.

look a little bit strained. 44.92. Hamroun of Qatar took the third

:01:32.:01:38.

automatic qualifying place. -- Abdul Osman room. Gil Roberts ran a pretty

:01:39.:01:49.

hard race. There wasn't a huge amount left for Gil Roberts but he

:01:50.:02:01.

did enough to come through. It was a good performance. The one I

:02:02.:02:08.

was watching as well... We'll get Michael back in a second. Sibanda

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stopped running. Watching in the light blue. He should have been in

:02:13.:02:22.

the battle for the top three but he starts jogging. Botswana are big

:02:23.:02:25.

favourites in the 4x4 so that will be worrying for them. We're going to

:02:26.:02:31.

look at Gil Roberts as well. This was another tough heat. The first

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heat was tough for Hudson-Smith. When one of them just doesn't run,

:02:37.:02:41.

jogging the last 20 to 30 minutes, almost bizarre. It's been

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interesting. Gil Roberts went out pretty hard and started to look a

:02:50.:02:54.

bit pained over the last 100 metres. Talking about Sibanda, will have a

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look at him in a moment. He was so exciting when he came on the scene.

:02:59.:03:04.

Botswana have a very talented crop of athletes, with Nigel Amos as

:03:05.:03:11.

well, the 800 metres runner. Sibanda has had a few struggles this season,

:03:12.:03:16.

he hasn't gone below 45 seconds. He did rather pull up. Very

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disappointing. Nathon Allen, 21, from Joe Baker -- from Jamaica. He

:03:27.:03:35.

goes below 45 seconds and he'll be challenging for a place in the final

:03:36.:03:39.

and possibly medals beyond that although that might be a stretch. A

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good victory here in the first round. The last of the six heats.

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Matthew Hudson-Smith will go through with his 45.31. These are the

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qualifiers. Botswana with two of the three

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fastest qualifiers, but a disappointing run from Sibanda.

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Wayde Van Niekerk will still be the man to beat.

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(STUDIO) time to reflect on those 400-metre heats and there's no

:04:37.:04:43.

better man than the maestro himself, Michael Johnson. He's itching to go.

:04:44.:04:50.

Taking you back to the first heat. Matthew Hudson-Smith made it

:04:51.:04:55.

through. Olympic finalist. He didn't run like someone with a lot of

:04:56.:05:00.

experience. You weren't impressed by his game management. I wasn't

:05:01.:05:04.

impressed. It's tough for young athletes at the beginning of the

:05:05.:05:08.

championships. He's got a great attitude. Now it's time to get

:05:09.:05:14.

serious, get started. He got a decent start. Kevin Borlee to the

:05:15.:05:19.

outside. Making up ground on BorlAce over 100 metres. He did a very good

:05:20.:05:26.

job of getting up to race pace. He's got his eyes on these guys. Then he

:05:27.:05:36.

starts to lose to little bit just as he gets right here with 100 metres

:05:37.:05:42.

to go. You want to keep your eye on the leaders. You've got to look

:05:43.:05:48.

around and see. You've got the big screens you can look at. You can

:05:49.:05:52.

feel those guys behind you. You've got to react which is what he

:05:53.:05:57.

doesn't do. BorlAce coming up on his shoulder.

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This is when Matthew Hudson-Smith has to react. You want to err on the

:06:09.:06:13.

side of running too fast in the early rounds rather than too slow.

:06:14.:06:17.

Everybody wants to conserve energy, it's tough, but are on the side of

:06:18.:06:24.

running too fast. Which is what you said about Wayde Van Niekerk. It

:06:25.:06:28.

made me look at everyone else differently. There's no point going

:06:29.:06:32.

out slow and thinking at the end you can take people off. What van

:06:33.:06:36.

Niekerk did wouldn't stand him in as good stead for the next round.

:06:37.:06:41.

Right. You don't want to do that and think you can catch everyone unless

:06:42.:06:46.

you're the world record-holder! It wasn't good race management from

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him. This will be important for him because he's doubling in the 400 and

:06:52.:06:56.

200. It's a lot of races. When he won his first championship in 2015,

:06:57.:07:02.

they had to take him off the track on a stretcher because he doesn't

:07:03.:07:06.

have great stamina. But he has great speed endurance. He didn't pay

:07:07.:07:12.

attention to the guy on the outside and now he has to react. That takes

:07:13.:07:20.

more energy. He kicks in. It takes a lot of energy, like when you're

:07:21.:07:24.

playing a video game, you've got the power metre. I'm looking at you

:07:25.:07:31.

blank! We don't spend our time in books like you do. His power metre

:07:32.:07:38.

went to zero. But he's a fantastic athlete and he can get away with

:07:39.:07:43.

that. After you said that, I was looking at the athletes we think

:07:44.:07:47.

will make it to the final, but Steven Gardiner looked so relaxed.

:07:48.:07:52.

It looked like he ran a really, really good race. He's a very

:07:53.:07:58.

good-looking runner. He is tall and nice and clean in terms of his

:07:59.:08:03.

technique. We saw him a few years ago, we heard about this guy from

:08:04.:08:09.

the Bahamas, very young, and he ran a very nice race. I expect him to be

:08:10.:08:16.

a medallist. He looked incredibly relaxed. Isaac Makwala didn't make

:08:17.:08:20.

it to the final in Rio. He's the African champion. African 400 metre

:08:21.:08:26.

running is something to behold at the moment. What did you make of

:08:27.:08:32.

him? Fantastic athlete, we've seen him run fast Times at 400 and 200

:08:33.:08:37.

early in the season. He had an incredible event in Madrid this

:08:38.:08:45.

year. He's using that 200 metre speed to get through the first 200

:08:46.:08:52.

metres very quickly. This is how you run an early round in the 400

:08:53.:08:55.

metres. Leave nothing to chance even if you're one of the best in the

:08:56.:09:01.

world. He still pushes around the bend and now he can relax. He's got

:09:02.:09:06.

control of Lashawn Merritt, the former world and Olympic champion to

:09:07.:09:12.

his outside. He's conserving a lot of energy in contrast of van Niekerk

:09:13.:09:17.

because he can basically glide the last 40 to 50 metres. Perfect

:09:18.:09:22.

running. He's made mistakes in the past and it looks like he's aiming

:09:23.:09:28.

to not repeat that. Fred Kerley we looked at earlier with his

:09:29.:09:32.

interesting antics for a first round, to be giving it the come and

:09:33.:09:37.

get me, especially with a man who's not had much international

:09:38.:09:42.

experience. He was very impressive and ran a very good race and he's a

:09:43.:09:46.

fantastic athlete. He's shown himself this year to be a world

:09:47.:09:51.

beater and potentially a medallist. I didn't like the antics and I'm

:09:52.:09:55.

sure his coach will speak to him about that and hopefully we'll see

:09:56.:10:00.

him get it together and take this more seriously. I kind of like it! I

:10:01.:10:07.

know you do. Was the book comment anything to do with me looking like

:10:08.:10:13.

a librarian today? I like it. I was thinking about ripping it off myself

:10:14.:10:17.

but I don't think I could pull it off. Somebody compared me to Doris

:10:18.:10:22.

Day! We have an exciting evening coming up with the men's 100 and 's

:10:23.:10:27.

semifinals and final. There have been more comments on the blocks and

:10:28.:10:33.

they are a bit wobbly and it's affecting peoples starts. That would

:10:34.:10:39.

obviously affect your confidence. You want to push off as hard as you

:10:40.:10:43.

can. If you find it's a bit wobbly and not as stable as you used to, it

:10:44.:10:48.

will affect you. I don't expect it to expect in this evening. I think

:10:49.:10:53.

he will be disappointed in his performance last night, which wasn't

:10:54.:10:57.

just down to the blocks, it was down to how he reacted to the blocks in

:10:58.:11:02.

the race. That's something a veteran doesn't do. You were surprised he

:11:03.:11:07.

even referred to it. Maybe an indication of his temperament. I'm

:11:08.:11:11.

sure he'll be different today. You can see that tonight on BBC One.

:11:12.:11:16.

Let's have a look. The last time you'll see Usain Bolt

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running it on a major championship final. We started the track with the

:11:33.:11:41.

women's heptathlon 100 hurdles. Katarina Johnson-Thompson posted

:11:42.:11:47.

13.33, which is her second best time ever. She's in sixth position going

:11:48.:11:52.

into her highest -- best event, the high jump. Nafi Thiam was a lot

:11:53.:11:59.

further down on her best time and she's an 11th place going into this

:12:00.:12:03.

say she needs to post a really, really good job. The two of them had

:12:04.:12:09.

a fantastic head-to-head last year in Rio. We'll be with them all the

:12:10.:12:12.

way. Let's look at the standings. We expect to see Schafer pushing for

:12:13.:12:38.

the medals. Down there in 11th place, Thiam. That won't be where

:12:39.:12:45.

she wants to be. Ikauniece-Admidina had a disappointing run and I think

:12:46.:12:49.

Steve Backley has news on her. Is it good news? It's not good news. She's

:12:50.:12:56.

out. She hasn't gone to the second event, the high jump. She pulled up

:12:57.:13:01.

in the sprint hurdles, holding her leg and she's out. That's good news

:13:02.:13:06.

for Kat Johnson-Thompson. One of the main contenders has gone out. Nafi

:13:07.:13:12.

Thiam, as expected, the Olympic champion, is still looking good.

:13:13.:13:18.

Really good news for Kat. Very disappointing for the competition

:13:19.:13:22.

because it's a hotly contested heptathlon, but it's an opportunity

:13:23.:13:27.

for K J T. She's opted out until 1.80 in the high jump. She's one of

:13:28.:13:36.

the best jumpers in the competition. Ikauniece-Admidina, the Latvian, is

:13:37.:13:42.

such a fierce competitor and she's the most progressed athlete in

:13:43.:13:45.

recent times. Bitterly disappointing for her. We suspected something was

:13:46.:13:51.

wrong, her time was well down and she was holding our leg. Our

:13:52.:13:55.

sympathies go to her because all that preparation and hard work and

:13:56.:13:59.

she's out after one event. We'll go back to the high jump is it hots up.

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Let's go back to the track because it's the women's 100 metres heats.

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Asha Philip is down there. Listen to her reception.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. The grand dame of the British

:14:15.:14:25.

women's team. Only 26 but such experience. European indoor

:14:26.:14:30.

champion. A very fast German athlete alongside her. 20 years old. She ran

:14:31.:14:36.

11.01 to win the German title last month.

:14:37.:14:53.

And Ahoure, ran 10. 83 in Florida in June, third quickest time this year.

:14:54.:15:02.

And Naomi Sedney of the Netherlands in lane nine. Lane six we missed

:15:03.:15:18.

Yelena Ryabova: Asha Philip on the inside.

:15:19.:15:32.

Three to go through automatically. First of six heats in the women's

:15:33.:15:35.

100 metres. Great start by Asha Philip. Storming

:15:36.:15:49.

out. Luckenkemper easing through. Philip just run out of the automatic

:15:50.:15:57.

places. 10. 96, the wind a little bit behind but it's legal and

:15:58.:16:00.

Luckenkemper goes below 11 seconds for the first time and that's why we

:16:01.:16:03.

have the smile. That's why she got the victory. Great run by

:16:04.:16:07.

Luckenkemper. Off that start as well, three metres down on Asha

:16:08.:16:14.

Philip early on but came storming through. Ahoure had to work hard, as

:16:15.:16:20.

well, had to do a lot over the second half. But Luckenkemper, the

:16:21.:16:26.

20-year-old, 10. 96. Asha Philip will have to wait to see if she is

:16:27.:16:31.

one of the fastest losers. Asha Philip has run a season's best time,

:16:32.:16:37.

11. 14. A decent run, and look at this start, as well, Colin. You

:16:38.:16:42.

can't ask for much more from Asha than a season's best in this first

:16:43.:16:47.

heat. Explosive start. But what a recovery from the German. First time

:16:48.:16:54.

for her under 11 seconds. You can she how she feels about that. Good

:16:55.:17:02.

wind behind. But look how much she lost on Asha Philip at the

:17:03.:17:05.

beginning. She held it together and kept her focus. It's a good quality

:17:06.:17:11.

field this. All these women's 100s are very high, high standards. Good

:17:12.:17:15.

to see that. A fast race and great time to pull

:17:16.:17:23.

out a season's best. The frustration as well I suppose at the same time?

:17:24.:17:27.

Every time I keep getting that. I am happy with a season's best. I don't

:17:28.:17:32.

think I have had a positive win this whole season. Fingers crossed I do

:17:33.:17:37.

qualify and I am in the semifinal. You didn't get to experience this in

:17:38.:17:41.

2012, unfortunately and now you are here what's it been like? Amazing. I

:17:42.:17:45.

didn't come down last night so I didn't hear the crowd, I could hear

:17:46.:17:50.

it from the warm-up track when they were call the British athletes, OK,

:17:51.:17:57.

totally scared! But I will embrace it, this is my home, I am happy to

:17:58.:18:02.

be here. You were then able to get a season's best when you needed to. I

:18:03.:18:07.

feel I am more of a championship performer, hopefully I run faster

:18:08.:18:10.

and get a positive win maybe. You know what, I am going to take this

:18:11.:18:14.

on the chin and enjoy the moment. Did you feel not only a season's

:18:15.:18:17.

best but a personal best is within you? Definitely, I keep running

:18:18.:18:22.

faster. I am not that far off it, so I feel I actually could. All the

:18:23.:18:24.

best, thank you. Thank you, Phil. COMMENTATOR: Luckenkemper, 10. 95

:18:25.:18:45.

it's been rounded down to, great run from the German.

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STUDIO: Out now on the track for the next heat, the double Olympic

:18:49.:18:56.

champion from Jamaica, 25-year-old Elaine Thompson, only running the

:18:57.:19:00.

100 metres here in London so you would guess she's going to make it

:19:01.:19:02.

spectacular. Let's hear from her. Elaine Thompson, a brilliant

:19:03.:19:18.

performance from her, the two of them running superbly fast. It was

:19:19.:19:24.

my first championship ever. That was my biggest challenge to actually

:19:25.:19:32.

come away with a silver medal. It was a big international. It was a

:19:33.:19:38.

big success for me. In Rio, you really showed everybody how talented

:19:39.:19:42.

you truly are. I know I was talented but sometimes you don't know how

:19:43.:19:47.

talented you are until you actually perform the best that you can.

:19:48.:19:58.

And it's Thompson's gold! A roar from Elaine Thompson. As you look at

:19:59.:20:02.

the season so far are you happy with the way things are going? I have to

:20:03.:20:06.

give God thanks every day because the life of an athlete is not easy.

:20:07.:20:13.

It's on the track day by day. The season's going good so far, let's

:20:14.:20:18.

take it race by race, stay humble and confident. So you are looking to

:20:19.:20:21.

claim gold? Definitely. That's what you are coming for? Definitely.

:20:22.:20:29.

Nothing else? Well, I am also on the relay squad and help my team to grow

:20:30.:20:34.

on the track, pass on the baton and capture that gold.

:20:35.:20:37.

STUDIO: Difficult not to like, isn't she? I could listen to her all day!

:20:38.:20:44.

Yeah. A melodic voice she has. And I could watch her run, she's

:20:45.:20:48.

fantastic. Got amazing talent. We never know what look she's going to

:20:49.:20:52.

turn up with, as well. It's a show for Elaine. It is, but she is an

:20:53.:20:58.

impressive athlete. She came on at the last couple of years and I think

:20:59.:21:07.

she has just taken over that Shelley Anne Fraser Price mantle. There is

:21:08.:21:11.

much more we are going to see from her. Shelley of course having a

:21:12.:21:18.

baby. Elaine ready to step up to the plate, Steve.

:21:19.:21:21.

I should maybe correct one thing that tends to float around, when she

:21:22.:21:28.

ran in London everybody said she ran in flats, she didn't, she ran in a

:21:29.:21:34.

sort of flat racing shoe but with a spiked plate on the bottom. And 10.

:21:35.:21:42.

94 on that occasion. She's phenomenal anyway. But been out

:21:43.:21:46.

there a long time this particular heat. They're out very early.

:21:47.:21:57.

She has an easy heat inner I think by her very high standards.

:21:58.:22:15.

As we go along, Emanuel, very experienced. Yongli Wei. A young

:22:16.:22:32.

talent we have seen going past there, popped in to say hello to us,

:22:33.:22:45.

and is coaching. I bumped into Stacey Crawford, as well.

:22:46.:22:54.

For Elaine Thompson this round is obviously just a formality. No

:22:55.:23:01.

preliminary rounds in the women's 100 metres. Straight in to this

:23:02.:23:06.

round. Top three and six fastest as Andrew pointed out earlier. There

:23:07.:23:10.

will and big cheer for this young lady I am sure. The Olympic

:23:11.:23:21.

champion. A lot of Jamaican support. I bet you some try and stay in the

:23:22.:23:25.

stadium for tonight and go, I thought my ticket was for tonight,

:23:26.:23:29.

as well! 55,000 in the stadium this morning. A full house tonight.

:23:30.:23:34.

Ariana Washington of the United States. Yet to break 11 seconds in

:23:35.:23:45.

her career. This young lady here, just 19,

:23:46.:23:54.

Khalifa St Fort. Bronze at the junior championships last year. And

:23:55.:23:58.

the Welsh-based Charlotte Wingfield. Her father is from Malta. She

:23:59.:24:08.

competes for Malta. So the top three.

:24:09.:24:14.

There he is, I said he was commentating this morning, he is

:24:15.:24:16.

not. We are the only ones who do everything!

:24:17.:24:20.

There is a few more of us, to be honest. But the rain finally comes.

:24:21.:24:25.

It was forecast and they're just about in the dry. The rain line is

:24:26.:24:29.

about five metres ahead of Thompson. So she will start in the rain and

:24:30.:24:33.

after about - sorry, start in the dry and will end up in the rain

:24:34.:24:37.

after about six metres. There you can see the rain line

:24:38.:24:44.

there. Nice start from Elaine Thompson.

:24:45.:24:51.

Emanuel going well. Elaine Thompson, very easy indeed. Good performance

:24:52.:24:57.

from her. Washington came through nicely. I bet they get off the track

:24:58.:25:03.

pretty quickly here. It's absolutely chucking it down out there! There is

:25:04.:25:08.

hair to think of and everything else. And the next round. She's a

:25:09.:25:16.

beautiful runner to watch. Nice shape out of the blocks, Colin. She

:25:17.:25:23.

will be happy to get that out of the way. She can get out of the blocks

:25:24.:25:29.

when needed. This was such a controlled run from her. Did enough

:25:30.:25:33.

to get out of the blocks well, good frequency early on, sets herself up

:25:34.:25:37.

beautifully allowing her to coast, literally, from about 60 metres all

:25:38.:25:42.

the way into the tape. Brilliant, brilliant to see. Let's look again.

:25:43.:25:47.

Shouldn't really react quickly, but it doesn't matter. Once she puts her

:25:48.:25:52.

foot down on the floor there's so much speed, so much it drifts her

:25:53.:25:55.

beautifully away and effortlessly. This is one of the things, you do

:25:56.:25:59.

not know how fast she's going because she does it without any

:26:00.:26:05.

effort whatsoever. Look at this head-on.

:26:06.:26:12.

Bang! There is the gun. Off she goes. Makes quick adjustments. Made

:26:13.:26:21.

no real difference. Drove really nicely. And with effect. Pace.

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Timing. Rhythm. And just smooth. All the way through to the line. Ends up

:26:29.:26:33.

with a great winning time. Just outside 11 seconds. There is a lot

:26:34.:26:41.

to come from this young lady. Yes, easy for her. She will get into

:26:42.:26:46.

the dry. Back tomorrow for the semifinal. That one of probably the

:26:47.:26:48.

easier heats. Four more heats to come.

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It's high jump time for the hepathletes. Caroline Schafer is a

:27:07.:27:16.

contender. The bar is now 1. 64. Well, clipped that.

:27:17.:27:22.

-- 1. 74. And the rain has come to the Olympic

:27:23.:27:25.

Stadium. It's wet under foot. And that is a

:27:26.:27:32.

factor in the high jumping. Questioning maybe the stability of

:27:33.:27:36.

the take-off foot there. The rain is on the track. Got twisted up on

:27:37.:27:40.

that. I think she rotated on the floor and backed in. The rain on the

:27:41.:27:45.

floor affects your confidence and whether you are going to slip.

:27:46.:27:54.

Broersen is very competent, see how she manages. Comfortably indeed,

:27:55.:27:57.

2014 world indoor champion. Quick to get out of the rain. They are in

:27:58.:28:02.

shelter behind. Dry there but running into the rain. Everybody

:28:03.:28:05.

knows whoever has done a high jump in a rain competition, you land on

:28:06.:28:08.

the bed, there is a pool of water, you just get wet, your clothes get

:28:09.:28:13.

wet. You are getting colder as the competition goes on. That's not good

:28:14.:28:18.

for the performance and it's not very comfortable. Katarina

:28:19.:28:28.

Johnson-Thompson is one of the best. You know what, keep that coat on as

:28:29.:28:32.

long as you can, keep warm and dry. Hopefully the showers will stop. The

:28:33.:28:36.

umbrellas have come out. Laura there would have got the

:28:37.:28:55.

bronze medal. Now it's thrown it wide open. Wide open and I think

:28:56.:28:59.

it's played in Kat's favour there. Katarina Johnson-Thompson doing, as

:29:00.:29:15.

you said, Tony, keeping warm, keeping dry. She has a world best in

:29:16.:29:24.

the second event: She can make ground and score heavily in this

:29:25.:29:28.

second discipline of seven. Just stay warm, stay with your own

:29:29.:29:34.

thoughts. She's been waiting now 35 minutes since her warm-up finished.

:29:35.:29:37.

You can see the standing water on the track. The rain has eased a

:29:38.:29:42.

little bit but it's still coming down and the standing water there

:29:43.:29:48.

for the next heat in the women's 100 metres.

:29:49.:29:53.

As Steve was saying dry for the first few paces and once they get

:29:54.:30:06.

past a few metres. Henry lit the Olympic flame in 2012. And they ran

:30:07.:30:11.

very quickly earlier this season in California, 11. 09 and good time out

:30:12.:30:14.

there as well, 22. 6. A rather damp East End of London.

:30:15.:30:34.

Spectators are a bit more dry then they would have been at the

:30:35.:30:39.

Olympics, a slightly extended roof, but that's no consolation for the

:30:40.:30:47.

athletes. The rain has just got a little bit heavier again. Standing

:30:48.:30:56.

in the dry at the moment. Henry, still just 21, but a very

:30:57.:31:06.

accomplished sprinter. A lot of big names in here, Tori Bowie of the

:31:07.:31:13.

United States, a US champion. And Blessing Okagbare. But Henry with a

:31:14.:31:21.

chance of being one of the top three automatic qualifiers. They have been

:31:22.:31:31.

brought out for a long hold to stand and look at the rain. No preliminary

:31:32.:31:37.

rounds in the women's 100 metres, so some athletes here might struggle,

:31:38.:31:38.

to say the least. And it's getting heavier. The track

:31:39.:31:57.

is very wet now. Asha Philip's time from the first heat, much as it was

:31:58.:32:05.

for Hudson-Smith's time, looking good for a fastest loser. It was a

:32:06.:32:12.

quick heat. Henry will get the traditional home welcome. CHEERING

:32:13.:32:25.

Will that inspire her to wake quick time? Gastaud, the 17-year-old. Tori

:32:26.:32:35.

Bowie. Samuel, the Dutch champion, a very

:32:36.:32:52.

good starter. Blessing Okagbare, and another

:32:53.:33:20.

double-barrelled name, Lalova-Collio of Bulgaria, 33, a double sprint

:33:21.:33:24.

finalist at the Olympics in Athens. Shows you how long she has been

:33:25.:33:28.

around. She's in lane nine. So Desiree Henry in lane two. Gastaud,

:33:29.:33:40.

Tori Bowie, Samuel, Tenorio, Patricia Taea, Okagbare and

:33:41.:33:52.

Lalova-Collio. Certainly Tori Bowie and Okagbare will be expected to go

:33:53.:33:56.

through. And Desiree Henry will be expected to go through as one of the

:33:57.:33:58.

automatic qualifiers. Desiree Henry was trying to hold on

:33:59.:34:19.

for third but it was tight. Lalova-Collio was coming through

:34:20.:34:22.

quickly in lane nine. Tori Bowie into a very slight wind, 11.05,

:34:23.:34:30.

looking good when she got going. Not the quickest conditions any more.

:34:31.:34:34.

Desiree Henry in a very good position, but I think she might have

:34:35.:34:41.

been shading on the line. Lalova-Collio was finishing

:34:42.:34:46.

strongly. That time might not be enough for Henry. The six fastest

:34:47.:34:51.

losers go through. Henry shaded out on the line by Lalova-Collio. After

:34:52.:34:55.

a good start at least. Yes, she got off a good start, but the quality

:34:56.:35:04.

showed very soon when Tori Bowie got into the full flowing action of

:35:05.:35:09.

hers. She is a great 200-metre runner as well, Tori Bowie. But just

:35:10.:35:18.

shaded out by Lalova-Collio. She knows what it's like to go through

:35:19.:35:22.

the rounds, has been in several major titles. Desiree Henry at the

:35:23.:35:25.

beginning of her career. She just got tight in the crucial part of the

:35:26.:35:32.

race. She leans, trying to get third spot, but unfortunately just misses

:35:33.:35:37.

out. Her time puts a third fastest of the losers and six will go

:35:38.:35:41.

through. Three more heats to come. It will be close for Desiree Henry.

:35:42.:35:43.

She is talking to fill. Well done. So near, yet so far. A

:35:44.:35:55.

little bit of a waiting game, but you are third fastest loser so far,

:35:56.:35:59.

hopes high of you getting through. Anything you could have done

:36:00.:36:02.

differently? Today I was focusing on my start and making sure I executed

:36:03.:36:08.

there. I thought the run itself was good. Disappointed not to get the

:36:09.:36:11.

automatic qualifying space, but right now I just have to wait and

:36:12.:36:16.

see, relax and gather my thoughts as though I'm going to the semis. It's

:36:17.:36:21.

a waiting game now. Being patient. How did you cope with the pressure

:36:22.:36:25.

of being in a home games at this stadium where only five years ago

:36:26.:36:28.

you were lighting the cauldron for the flame? It was amazing. After the

:36:29.:36:34.

race I was thinking, it's not too bad. Then you look around and seal

:36:35.:36:38.

the British flags, it makes you feel so proud, being British, and the

:36:39.:36:42.

fact people are coming down to sport us. Five years on, it's a dream. We

:36:43.:36:46.

wish you well and we will keep our things cost. Thing is crossed and

:36:47.:36:52.

thank you to everyone at home. COMMENTATOR:

:36:53.:36:55.

Improving things a little, she is actually the second fastest of the

:36:56.:37:01.

losers. It's unlikely five will go faster than her in the remaining

:37:02.:37:02.

three heats. Carolin Schafer, fifth in Rio,

:37:03.:37:17.

second in the world list this year, she's made ground but isn't enjoying

:37:18.:37:21.

the wet conditions. Carries a foul, but that's better from the German.

:37:22.:37:27.

1.74, but I'm sure she knows she needs more. 1.86 is her best. Trying

:37:28.:37:36.

to stay dry. But it's not about the failures, as it would be in the

:37:37.:37:40.

individual competition. It's about the points. The next height is 1.77

:37:41.:37:44.

and Carolin Schafer is still involved. STUDIO: Nafi Thiam and

:37:45.:37:52.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson coming in at 1.80. They want like these

:37:53.:37:58.

conditions, Denise? They won't. It takes an adjustment in the mind. You

:37:59.:38:03.

put your runner down in dry conditions and it alters the way you

:38:04.:38:08.

might run. But you have to be confident. Sometimes when it's wet

:38:09.:38:13.

you can be hesitant. No problems in qualifying for Sophie Hitchon, the

:38:14.:38:16.

great British hammer thrower, who won a bronze medal in Rio. The sun

:38:17.:38:24.

was shining back then. They are long sessions, four seasons in one

:38:25.:38:26.

session. Sophie Hitchon through, just one throw is all it took. What

:38:27.:38:36.

a fantastic way to qualify. Sophie has grown in confidence since that

:38:37.:38:40.

bronze medal. In fact, the last two seasons have really gone well for

:38:41.:38:43.

her. That smile says it all. She knew exactly what she had to do. She

:38:44.:38:49.

came in confident and strong and discipline. A great performance. Her

:38:50.:38:55.

coach, we saw them interviewed in that fabulous documentary during the

:38:56.:39:01.

week that charted some of our hopefuls for these championships.

:39:02.:39:04.

Trying to ease the pressure, saying, she's five years, this progression,

:39:05.:39:10.

she was ahead of the game with her bronze in Rio. Don't expect anything

:39:11.:39:17.

here. Was that the coach being kind and trying to dampen expectations?

:39:18.:39:21.

That's the coach recognising the pressure that can exist for a young

:39:22.:39:26.

athlete and how it can destroy their confidence. When there is so much

:39:27.:39:31.

pressure and expectation so early, and we have probably seen lots of

:39:32.:39:35.

athletes not achieve their potential because of that, and he's trying to

:39:36.:39:40.

protect his athlete, it's smart to do so. Might have different ideas

:39:41.:39:45.

after that qualifying throw. Just outside her personal best. We can

:39:46.:39:49.

head back to the track, it's time for the silver-medallists from the

:39:50.:39:55.

Olympics and World Championships. Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands

:39:56.:40:00.

is next. Steve Cram is calling this one. COMMENTATOR: Not sure about

:40:01.:40:06.

this year. Their fastest time was in April this year of the back of an

:40:07.:40:12.

early season training camp. She has run under 11 but hasn't looked on

:40:13.:40:18.

top form for me. 200 is perhaps her better event. Would like to see her

:40:19.:40:26.

smile a bit more. Come on, give us a smile! Looking up at the sky is,

:40:27.:40:35.

looking leaden overhead. Almost looks like she's in that mood

:40:36.:40:41.

herself. She's against Marie-Josee Ta Lou, they had a great tussle over

:40:42.:40:45.

200 in Lausanne. They will be the standout athletes. A scrap after

:40:46.:40:53.

that. Carol Saffy, a new French sprinter. -- Carol Carolle Zahi.

:40:54.:41:06.

Should be straightforward for Schippers. And for Marie-Josee Ta

:41:07.:41:15.

Lou. Dafne Schippers, that 10.95 all the way back in April. And there's a

:41:16.:41:28.

smile, that's better. When she's on form, she will certainly give

:41:29.:41:31.

Thompson something to think about. She will be pleased Thompson isn't

:41:32.:41:37.

the run in the 200, I'm sure. Fourth in Rio for Marie-Josee Ta Lou in the

:41:38.:41:44.

400 and 200. Good performances this year, there or thereabouts, often

:41:45.:41:47.

chasing Thompson home in the Diamond League. There's Carolle Zahi, and

:41:48.:41:58.

Carina Horn. Asha Philip and Desiree Henry still sitting nicely in a

:41:59.:42:04.

fastest loser spots. Asha Philip will definitely go through and I

:42:05.:42:10.

would think Henry, 11.32, given the track has got wet and cooler, the

:42:11.:42:13.

women are not running quite so quick so I can't see her being in trouble

:42:14.:42:22.

in getting into the semis tomorrow. Six fastest losers from the six

:42:23.:42:24.

heats. This is heat four. Dafne Schippers and Jose Jose Mari

:42:25.:43:01.

Calhoun heading out in front, just as we expected. -- Marie-Josee Ta

:43:02.:43:13.

Lou out in front. Got a feel for the track, got to see how the blocks

:43:14.:43:21.

are. What's your take, Colin, on Schippers this year? She's running

:43:22.:43:27.

well, but I don't see a spark there. She's had a bit of a problem working

:43:28.:43:32.

out her diet. She has been feeding on top of the worlds. She has made

:43:33.:43:39.

dietary adjustments during the year. I wouldn't say she is in bad form,

:43:40.:43:44.

but a little bit below par. I think once she gets that equilibria she

:43:45.:43:50.

will be back to her best form. She has had some epic battles with

:43:51.:43:59.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou. It's just negotiating around to the best of

:44:00.:44:03.

their ability. It's gone a little bit chilly. Looking around the

:44:04.:44:07.

stadium, we are all in jackets now. The athletes had to do a good warm

:44:08.:44:11.

up, and then they stand outside for a considerable length of time

:44:12.:44:17.

cooling off. I'm not sure whose downstairs... It looks like Dafne

:44:18.:44:18.

Schippers. It is indeed. You always want to get the first

:44:19.:44:28.

round out of the way as easily as you can. Yeah, the first round. My

:44:29.:44:34.

start was OK, and then easy go to the finish. The weather wasn't kind,

:44:35.:44:40.

turning Chile and rainy all of a sudden, typical London weather. How

:44:41.:44:43.

are you feeling coming in and what were your preparations like? Very

:44:44.:44:46.

good. I'm very happy and my body is good. No problems and I'm excited

:44:47.:44:53.

for tomorrow. A busy week ahead of you. Looking at the crowd and the

:44:54.:44:58.

support you will get in London, that must help you through a busy

:44:59.:45:04.

schedule. It's OK. It's run by run. I have energy here. It's a good race

:45:05.:45:11.

for now. Good start for now. We wish you well for the semis and final

:45:12.:45:12.

tomorrow. California, 11. 09 and good time out

:45:13.:45:23.

there as well, 22. 6. A nice hug for the two of them. Back

:45:24.:45:24.

tomorrow for the semis. Group B of this hammer throws have

:45:25.:45:48.

to contend with a bit of rain here in the Olympic Stadium. The sun was

:45:49.:45:56.

shining earlier when Sophie Hitchin went through. No such conditions. Is

:45:57.:46:00.

going to have to stay stable here. She does. She is a resounding

:46:01.:46:07.

favourite. A huge odds-on favourites to take the title here again. A

:46:08.:46:14.

comfortable throw there. Three throws beyond 80 metres last year. A

:46:15.:46:21.

world record to take the Olympic title. Sails into the final. Sophie

:46:22.:46:34.

Hitchin involved. Wlodarczyk goes beyond qualifying. Back to this

:46:35.:46:46.

heptathlon. Carolin Schafer. Better. The rain looks like it's stopped a

:46:47.:46:49.

little. That was a better effort. Much better. She got more vertical,

:46:50.:46:53.

got up higher before she went over the bar. A lot of people try to get

:46:54.:46:58.

over the bar before they're even off the ground. It's about that height

:46:59.:47:02.

first. A better pop off the floor. Up she goes, plenty of clearance and

:47:03.:47:06.

over the bar. The floor's been dried up by the sponges so hopefully

:47:07.:47:10.

they're getting better grip out there. Fingers crossed the rain

:47:11.:47:15.

doesn't become too much of a problem. Looks like it's drying out

:47:16.:47:23.

as Broersen looks to match that clearance of 177. The slightest of

:47:24.:47:29.

wobbles, but also clear. Yeah, goes into the bar a little early as I was

:47:30.:47:33.

saying before, tries to clear the bar. Your eyes kind of take over and

:47:34.:47:37.

you think you have actually jumped and you go towards the bar instead

:47:38.:47:40.

of staying away from the bar and work the vertical.

:47:41.:47:49.

You see her rotating. Got a bit close. Katarina Johnson-Thompson

:47:50.:47:55.

watching on. She hasn't joined the second event, the high jump, just

:47:56.:48:04.

yet. She is the best in the world, 198 last year, along with Tiam. It's

:48:05.:48:08.

interesting looking at them, they're not looking at each other, they're

:48:09.:48:12.

biding their time. We have been waiting 45 minutes. Probably

:48:13.:48:15.

thinking I wish you girls would hurry up so we can get started.

:48:16.:48:20.

A yawn from Katarina Johnson-Thompson there.

:48:21.:48:24.

Looking to entertain the hungry crowd.

:48:25.:48:31.

She's not sharing, is she! Please! Will the hepathletes have lunch,

:48:32.:48:55.

Tony? They'll certainly have snacks, popcorn is a good snack. They'll

:48:56.:49:00.

have snacks in their bags, it's mainly sugars, you want fuel, petrol

:49:01.:49:07.

all the time. All dignity has gone out the window here, shovelling it

:49:08.:49:10.

in! I have a four-year-old daughter and trust me, when it comes to

:49:11.:49:15.

popcorn she doesn't share and shovels in the same way. Bless them!

:49:16.:49:24.

This bucket is mine, this giant bucket! First heat of the giant

:49:25.:49:30.

popcorn bucket eating contest, automatic qualifier on the right.

:49:31.:49:34.

Trying to come through as the fastest loser on the left!

:49:35.:49:44.

Just power it in! It's not as if you are on national

:49:45.:49:46.

television at all. It's gone, it's finished. Let's move

:49:47.:49:55.

on to the 5th heat in the women's 100 metres.

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Kambundji, European bronze-medallist last summer. Swiss champion over 100

:50:14.:50:24.

and 200. Far better in the 100. Simone Facey of Jamaica. In the

:50:25.:50:39.

shadow now of Elaine Thompson. Pinto of Germany and Chand of India.

:50:40.:50:44.

Michelle-Lee Ahye. A little bit of a habit of running quickly throughout

:50:45.:50:48.

the season, not doing it at major championships, ran 10. 82 in

:50:49.:50:57.

Trinidad in June. Buchanan in eight. And then Santos of Brazil on the

:50:58.:50:58.

outside. Again three going through

:50:59.:51:10.

automatically. This is the penultimate first round heat. Henry

:51:11.:51:16.

still in a good position, and Asha Philip certainly going to go

:51:17.:51:17.

through. And, that will be, unfortunately,

:51:18.:51:49.

Pinto, who is going to turn round and eventually head straight out. I

:51:50.:51:54.

would say there was a little bit of noise in the field events and the

:51:55.:51:59.

heptathlon going on just before the start. But Tatjana Pinto, you see

:52:00.:52:07.

her head go and the rest of her and a little doubt about that. Yes,

:52:08.:52:13.

unfortunately, for her. That warm-up that she did about an

:52:14.:52:18.

hour-and-a-half ago may not be needed. Lane five, it will be a red

:52:19.:52:26.

card for Tatjana Pinto, all the training and preparation comes to

:52:27.:52:32.

nothing. Such a good run from Luckenkemper, her team-mate ran 10.

:52:33.:52:41.

95 but she is off. Makes things easier for some others,

:52:42.:52:59.

as well. Pinto would have certainly fancied one of the top three places.

:53:00.:53:18.

Santos going strongly in lane nine. Those three coming away. Facey is

:53:19.:53:30.

edged out. Santos runs well. 11. 05. A fraction outside her personal

:53:31.:53:33.

best. Slightly damper, cooler conditions, as well. A very good run

:53:34.:53:37.

from the Brazilian. 100th of a second down on her personal best

:53:38.:53:40.

time. It's been rounded down equalling her personal best. That is

:53:41.:53:45.

the way to move through to the semifinals, very good run in lane

:53:46.:53:51.

nine. Michelle-Lee Ahye I am sure she has more to spare. She does at

:53:52.:53:57.

least go through. Good sprinting from all the women so far, we have

:53:58.:54:02.

seen quick times and in very controlled conditions. I am looking

:54:03.:54:08.

forward to those semifinals. Santos, nice and strong from the beginning.

:54:09.:54:14.

We expect Kambundji to get a great start. Let's see what Ahye has to

:54:15.:54:20.

offer in the semifinals. There is the Olympic champion

:54:21.:54:26.

getting ready to join this second discipline of seven while Alina

:54:27.:54:36.

Shukh of Ukraine, just 20 years of age, 180 and comfortably clear.

:54:37.:54:43.

So then. Looks as though the rain has

:54:44.:54:54.

stopped. They've mopped up the puddles. Decent conditions again

:54:55.:55:01.

Shukh making the best of them. That knee is heavily strapped for the

:55:02.:55:08.

young Ukrainian. Here is Thiam, the best high jumper, the best

:55:09.:55:12.

hepathlete in the world currently, third best ever has gone through the

:55:13.:55:18.

7,000-point mark. Opens her high jump with a clearance of 180.

:55:19.:55:25.

Well, I am sure she will have had a sigh of, not relief, but wanted to

:55:26.:55:31.

get that jump out of the way. She's been waiting 55 minutes, an hour,

:55:32.:55:36.

goes at it, throws herself backwards. That sort of is similar

:55:37.:55:43.

to her style. Having waiting an hour to get that jump, it will be the

:55:44.:55:48.

same situation for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. The sun comes out

:55:49.:55:55.

as Katarina gets ready to also join the high jump. Things looking good.

:55:56.:56:04.

We go back to Erica Bougard of the United States. Talk about leaning

:56:05.:56:09.

in, take me through what went wrong there. I would like to see that jump

:56:10.:56:13.

again. What should normally happen is you run a curve, lean away, that

:56:14.:56:18.

creates a force to jump upwards. You have to go with the lean. Like you

:56:19.:56:23.

are riding a bike around the corner and see how her head, if you watch

:56:24.:56:27.

her head, it leans and goes towards the bar. Takes her into the bar.

:56:28.:56:33.

Instead of staying away and then converting it straight to lift. It's

:56:34.:56:41.

a waiting game for Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

:56:42.:56:54.

But Krizsan of Hungary. Her best ever is 181. Not even close. Having

:56:55.:57:00.

a few problems there I think with the rhythm. It is a rhythm event. If

:57:01.:57:06.

you have that smooth rhythm running, so that you accelerate, each step

:57:07.:57:09.

gets quicker than the one before, and set it up, lean back. See the

:57:10.:57:15.

head just takes her in. Wherever the head in that inside arm go, the body

:57:16.:57:20.

will follow. You have to send those upwards into the air. The cheers

:57:21.:57:28.

from the huge crowd here, 60,000 people, looking on as Katarina

:57:29.:57:32.

Johnson-Thompson, a solid start in that hurdles, first event. First

:57:33.:57:38.

attempt. Now 180. Oh, yes! Great start for KJT.

:57:39.:57:48.

Appreciative of a very noisy support. A wonderful atmosphere here

:57:49.:57:53.

in the stadium. First time clearance for her opening height. Good start.

:57:54.:57:58.

Yeah. Again nice and steady. Again rotates a little bit. Goes towards

:57:59.:58:06.

the bar. Is that me or does she have strapping on that take-off foot?

:58:07.:58:10.

Giving her a little extra support on that foot. I would like to see that

:58:11.:58:17.

again. She has the tights on so it would be difficult to see. There we

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go up and over the bar. Steady, a nice opener. Yeah, just a little bit

:58:23.:58:27.

of tape you see on that left foot. Hopefully just giving her a little

:58:28.:58:33.

bit of support and hopefully nothing wrong there at all. She is one of

:58:34.:58:42.

the tallest athletes. Uses levers so well. Thiam, they are the two best

:58:43.:58:53.

ever high jump scores and performances. Yeah, to be fair about

:58:54.:59:00.

the Olympics, they weren't offered 198 to jump, they were offered 197.

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Yeah, it's a bit of a moot point as to whether she would have won that

:59:09.:59:13.

one. Well, success so far for KJT in the

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high jump. Deajah Stevens going in this final heat. The final heat of

:59:25.:59:30.

this women's 100 metres. Trying to calm herself down.

:59:31.:59:41.

Baptiste still running fast. Morrison of Jamaica, 4th in their

:59:42.:59:48.

championships but is close to 11 seconds. Swoboda interesting to see

:59:49.:00:03.

how she goes. And Neita, a 20-year-old. Still a teenager when

:00:04.:00:06.

she won for Great Britain in Rio. Daryll Neita will want to be in the

:00:07.:00:26.

top three here, but this is one of the tougher heats. The likes of

:00:27.:00:31.

Swoboda, wonder how she will go. Morrison, Baptiste and Stevens in

:00:32.:00:32.

the middle. It has just warmed up a tout with

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the sun trying to break through. The rain has stopped, so better

:00:47.:00:49.

conditions than for some of the middle heats.

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It will be very tight, Daryll Neita running a great race, and she wins

:01:05.:01:13.

it! Excellent, no wonder the arm goes aloft. She needed to run well.

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Tough heat, the women all running sub 11, or all 11-2. Daryll Neita,

:01:22.:01:30.

didn't take any chances, winning the race. It's close, Colin. Good start,

:01:31.:01:36.

Morrison getting out well. Swoboda gets out well as ever. Asha Philip

:01:37.:01:46.

ran 11.14, but a few nerves no doubt. You can see the relief for

:01:47.:01:52.

Daryll Neita. Very nice to see. She is 20, still young, and gaining

:01:53.:01:55.

experience in major championships will be crucial for her to improve

:01:56.:02:03.

and get better. Out of the blocks, kept focused, at no stage did she

:02:04.:02:08.

thinks to herself, I'm in the lead and I can cruise. No, a good, solid

:02:09.:02:13.

job, exactly what she did in the trials. It's what you want to see

:02:14.:02:18.

athletes do, not taking any risks, not taking anything for granted, and

:02:19.:02:21.

putting out a good solid performance. It was a tough

:02:22.:02:28.

first-round race for her. You can see why she's very pleased. You can

:02:29.:02:33.

see her reaction, yes, I'm through. The 100 metre hurdles heats

:02:34.:02:39.

tomorrow. The important thing there, Colin, we knew there were five good

:02:40.:02:44.

ones in this and all five will qualify as fastest losers. But don't

:02:45.:02:48.

take the risk or the chance. Lane nine might have helped, she was away

:02:49.:02:52.

from some of the rest that was going on. You can see her focus. Not

:02:53.:02:56.

looking across and running her own race in lane nine. It's a really

:02:57.:03:04.

professional job. Very impressive, Young, 20 years old. A performance

:03:05.:03:07.

like that to book her place in the semifinal very well. We can hear

:03:08.:03:09.

what she has to say now. A very happy Daryll Neita down by

:03:10.:03:20.

the side of me. After a tremendous performance. I know I'm in the best

:03:21.:03:25.

shape of my life. It's all about focus, my coach, my team. They have

:03:26.:03:30.

got me into such an amazing place and I'm so grateful. I'm going to

:03:31.:03:33.

put my head down and rest up for the semi. It was a stack is heat and you

:03:34.:03:39.

have won it. I've taken some really fast girls. It was a tough field but

:03:40.:03:47.

I had to believe in myself. When we talked in Paris in the holding camp

:03:48.:03:51.

you said you wanted to be at the top of the sport. It's not just about

:03:52.:03:54.

getting through round by round, you want to be an Olympic champion. One

:03:55.:03:58.

day I want to be an Olympic champion. I have a bronze medal and

:03:59.:04:02.

now I'm rooting for the higher medals. The only way to get those

:04:03.:04:05.

medals into race against those who have them. Tomorrow when you have to

:04:06.:04:09.

step it up again, you were close to your personal best there. 11.15, but

:04:10.:04:16.

I feel there is more in me. I feel great right now. I will recover and

:04:17.:04:20.

chill and then move onto tomorrow. Continue to enjoy well done.

:04:21.:04:32.

Baptiste and Swoboda, despite not finishing in the top three, they

:04:33.:04:36.

will go through as fastest losers and the good news is all three

:04:37.:04:40.

British sprinters going through. It was tight at the end for Henry. One

:04:41.:04:47.

disqualification for Pinto might have helped. Not sure how quick

:04:48.:04:59.

Pinto would have run. Luckenkemper heading up the qualifiers, very

:05:00.:05:00.

impressive. The fastest losers on the last page.

:05:01.:05:18.

Desiree Henry is the sixth of them. Just enough to be in the semifinal.

:05:19.:05:21.

Three British women in the semifinals. STUDIO:

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A word on Daryll Neita. Well done to that man being prepared, not many of

:05:27.:05:38.

us carry that in our handbags. Maybe he was hoping for the sun. Daryll

:05:39.:05:41.

Neita's interview was refreshing there. A few British sprinters,

:05:42.:05:47.

including Martyn Rooney earlier, they didn't seem to have a game face

:05:48.:05:53.

on. It's very refreshing. She's focused on the semifinal, we didn't

:05:54.:05:57.

hear any fluff, she's focused on the task at hand. You are here to

:05:58.:06:00.

produce your best performance right now, when it counts. Take it round

:06:01.:06:08.

by round. Thankfully Matthew Hudson-Smith made it in. And his

:06:09.:06:12.

interview as well was about learning from mistakes. You have to apply

:06:13.:06:17.

that right now as opposed to using this as any sort of opportunity for

:06:18.:06:21.

something in the future that isn't promised. You are here right now,

:06:22.:06:25.

all the work that you put in, you want to put it together here. It was

:06:26.:06:30.

refreshing to hear her not just celebrate the win, she didn't really

:06:31.:06:33.

talk about that at all, she talked about the semifinals and what you

:06:34.:06:37.

want to do there, and ultimately what she wants to do. She made no

:06:38.:06:41.

apologies, she wants to be Olympic champion and that's what you want to

:06:42.:06:46.

hear. There was a collective sit up and listen when she said that.

:06:47.:06:49.

Staking your claim and staking in Ames is a bold thing to do, but why

:06:50.:06:53.

shouldn't athletes be doing that? It's that aspiration. That's why

:06:54.:06:59.

she's here. It's a natural response. She has taken stopped and looked at

:07:00.:07:02.

her feet and knew exactly what she wanted to do. She's a thinker, she

:07:03.:07:08.

stunned the analysing beforehand and executed her race to perfection.

:07:09.:07:11.

Thank goodness the cameraman duct at the right time. It would have been a

:07:12.:07:15.

great shot. This is to bring you up to speed with what happened this

:07:16.:07:19.

morning. We were on the air at 9:30am. Action started at 10am.

:07:20.:07:27.

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk has come through in the 200-metre

:07:28.:07:31.

heats. Beginning his bid for a double gold in London. The Colombia

:07:32.:07:38.

needed one jump to get through qualifying. Sophie Hitchon made

:07:39.:07:44.

light work of qualifying for the hammer final, booking her spot in

:07:45.:07:54.

the final. Defending champion Elaine Thompson was also in cruise control,

:07:55.:07:58.

qualifying at a canter for her semifinals. Plenty more still to

:07:59.:08:07.

come until 2pm. Later this evening, another super Saturday in this

:08:08.:08:11.

stadium, memories of 2012 are never far away. No doubt Usain Bolt will

:08:12.:08:23.

be the main man this evening. What a night it should be. Long jump final

:08:24.:08:29.

as well, sadly no Greg Rutherford, who is injured.

:08:30.:08:36.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson and her fellow competitors have got to get

:08:37.:08:41.

through the high jump competition. She's a world-class high jumper, so

:08:42.:08:47.

she entered the competition at 1.80 along with Olympic champion Nafi

:08:48.:08:50.

Thiam. They are down there somewhere behind us. The rain did stop for KJT

:08:51.:08:55.

when she took her first attempt at 1.80 and cleared it nicely.

:08:56.:09:05.

Hopefully that will give her a lift, the son opening up. The cloud

:09:06.:09:10.

lifting, the conditions. We know she can jump higher. Just acknowledging

:09:11.:09:17.

the crowd's response. But she's really focused at this point because

:09:18.:09:22.

she knows jumping high today is important. Being aware of the

:09:23.:09:25.

competition around her. She's in good shape right now. And there is

:09:26.:09:34.

Nafi Thiam, still in that competition. The high jump takes a

:09:35.:09:37.

long time, a lot of athletes in there. We are now getting to the

:09:38.:09:40.

stage where only the best jumpers are left in it. This was Nafi

:09:41.:09:51.

Thiam's 1.80. Just like KJT, such a strong event. It's a big point

:09:52.:09:55.

scorer for the girls, easily you can get 1000 points. Everybody trying to

:09:56.:09:59.

get as close to 1000 points for every single event. This is one

:10:00.:10:03.

event where you can do that in abundance. A nice clearance from

:10:04.:10:07.

her, again, relaxed and confident and flying high. The next event on

:10:08.:10:11.

the track is the men's 800-metre heat. We can catch up with Steve

:10:12.:10:15.

Cram and Paula Radcliffe in the commentary box. Where is men's

:10:16.:10:21.

800-metre running on a global sense, and specifically on our British

:10:22.:10:27.

hopefuls? COMMENTATOR: No David Rudisha, always a shame when you are

:10:28.:10:33.

one of the world's greatest eight and had metre runners. He got the

:10:34.:10:37.

world record at the Olympic Games, got injured just before these

:10:38.:10:40.

championships. Would have been interesting to see him take on the

:10:41.:10:48.

young American -based Kenyan. Nijel Amos is back to that 2012 form.

:10:49.:10:53.

World 800-metre running is at a very high level. Bringing Paula in on the

:10:54.:11:01.

British side of things, it's been a difficult year, Kyle Langford and

:11:02.:11:07.

Elliot Giles, to good young talents. They have tough heats. But for the

:11:08.:11:12.

guys it's particularly tough. They will have to run in the vein of Jess

:11:13.:11:20.

Judd yesterday in the 1500 and put it all out to try to make it through

:11:21.:11:25.

to the next round. We had Murphy for the USA last year being very good.

:11:26.:11:30.

They have a brilliant run, Donavan Brazier, who I think will become a

:11:31.:11:34.

big star. He is already very good. Interesting to see how he does here.

:11:35.:11:41.

STUDIO: You mentioned Kyle Langford. The harrier is only 21 years old. He

:11:42.:11:46.

got great experience in Beijing a couple of years ago. We caught up

:11:47.:11:48.

with him. Paging was a massive learning curve

:11:49.:12:00.

for me. I learned so much pre-and post-competition. -- Beijing. I have

:12:01.:12:06.

come up with a PB this year and come to the World Championships, but I

:12:07.:12:09.

still don't feel like I have achieved what I wanted to achieve

:12:10.:12:13.

this year. It's a bittersweet feeling almost. I've had a bit of a

:12:14.:12:20.

hard start to the year with family members and a friend passing away.

:12:21.:12:25.

It was hard in the camp, but it's all coming together now. Beijing

:12:26.:12:29.

helped everything, the experience. I think when I get to London it should

:12:30.:12:34.

hopefully come together. I'm really excited for it. Great Britain's Kyle

:12:35.:12:41.

Langford. He's going in the second heat. We can start with heat one,

:12:42.:12:48.

getting down to the track with Andrew Cotter and Paula Radcliffe.

:12:49.:12:55.

The first of six heats. Drew Windle going here for the United States. He

:12:56.:13:05.

was third in the US Championships. Donavan Brazier heading that US

:13:06.:13:12.

challenge, but drew Windle with a good time already this season. Kenny

:13:13.:13:27.

might have lost Rudisha for this championship, but the 19-year-old

:13:28.:13:32.

Kipyegon Bett, second in the Diamond League meetings this year in Rome,

:13:33.:13:41.

and Paris, and won in Shanghai. A very powerful presence, Kenya, still

:13:42.:13:45.

in this event. That's how they line up. I think all the runners in the

:13:46.:13:51.

event will be delighted to see Kramer in the event. It's nice to

:13:52.:13:55.

have a pacemaker effectively. Because fastest losers will go

:13:56.:13:59.

through. Kramer is a very talented Swedish athlete and likes to go out

:14:00.:14:08.

fast, he's in lane nine. Three going through automatically, and the sixth

:14:09.:14:17.

fastest losers. Alzaabi, the European under 23 champion, of the

:14:18.:14:22.

United Arab Emirates. Arroyo, the 22-year-old is below 1.45 this

:14:23.:14:35.

season. Drew Windle, just edged qualification in the US

:14:36.:14:39.

Championships. There is also Donavan Brazier to look out from the

:14:40.:14:49.

American challenge. Ibid in, Belferar, Ayouni. 1:43.76 last year.

:14:50.:15:04.

Second that the Kenyan trials. And summer has returned to the Olympic

:15:05.:15:07.

Stadium. The first of six heats in the men's

:15:08.:15:23.

800 metres. Look out for Kramer in the blue and yellow. Likes to take

:15:24.:15:27.

it out quickly. A very talented athlete he is. He is going to settle

:15:28.:15:32.

in a little here unless he picks up the pace and moves across, as they

:15:33.:15:38.

break. Kramer just tucking himself in,

:15:39.:15:42.

alongside Bett at the moment. Yeah, took a few looks across and straight

:15:43.:15:47.

to the front. This is the way he ran when he won the European under-23s

:15:48.:15:54.

last month. Not afraid to commit. The first three to qualify in top

:15:55.:15:58.

heats and six fastest losers and you are in the first heat you want to

:15:59.:16:03.

make sure you get the race moving. Yes, it's good for all the athletes

:16:04.:16:07.

behind to be chasing that yellow shirt as they go through 400 metres.

:16:08.:16:20.

Bett at the moment behind Kramer. Now Bett begins to make his move.

:16:21.:16:27.

Drew Windle needs to start moving up. He looked better in the Monaco

:16:28.:16:37.

Diamond League this month. Windle with much ground to make up. Drew

:16:38.:16:41.

Windle being run out of things. Three to go through automatically.

:16:42.:16:45.

There is a big gap for him to try to get back. Bett in front. Drew Windle

:16:46.:16:55.

beginning to make his move. It's a long way to try to come back. Windle

:16:56.:17:01.

sees the door opening. He will get through! As one of the three

:17:02.:17:09.

automatic qualifiers. And Ayouni was drifting out. The door opened for

:17:10.:17:15.

Drew Windle. That's how to pace it, just about. That's how to wing it!

:17:16.:17:19.

That's how to give it everything that you have got and to seize the

:17:20.:17:23.

opportunity at the last possible moment. He was really relying on

:17:24.:17:31.

Ayouni in front and there being space enough. Maybe he has learned

:17:32.:17:40.

to race smarter in the next round. A bit of of a shoelace problem for

:17:41.:17:49.

Bett. Didn't hamper him. First place for Kipyegon Bett. Up and running in

:17:50.:18:00.

the 800 metres. Fascinating event. Ayouni started to struggle. Windle

:18:01.:18:04.

coming through. This is how the different pacings of different

:18:05.:18:07.

runners judging it differently in the 800 metres. Windle had more to

:18:08.:18:12.

give. Illustrating in a heat situation, even when you think you

:18:13.:18:16.

are out of it, you have to keep running as hard as you can, through

:18:17.:18:20.

the line is what we have to keep telling junior athletes more and

:18:21.:18:23.

more. You don't know where the spots are going to open up. Ayouni

:18:24.:18:28.

drifting to lane two. Sometimes when you are so hired the last thing you

:18:29.:18:31.

are thinking about is remaining tight to the kerb. It opened up for

:18:32.:18:36.

Windle to come through. Kramer did what he always does. He goes

:18:37.:18:41.

through, as well. With Drew Windle. Confirmation of that:

:18:42.:18:54.

The heptathlon continues. A very relaxed looking Katarina

:18:55.:19:00.

Johnson-Thompson. She has chosen to pass at this height. First time

:19:01.:19:08.

clearance of 180. The event favourite Thiam, the Olympic

:19:09.:19:12.

champion, explain tactics behind the strategy of passing at this height,

:19:13.:19:23.

Tony. It's a smart move, basically. They're very comfortable jumping

:19:24.:19:26.

past the height, conserve energy. You are probably looking between

:19:27.:19:29.

nine and 11 jumps total in a competition. This is a two-day

:19:30.:19:32.

competition. So you are conserving energy. They've a big break after

:19:33.:19:38.

this but you want to be at your best when the bar is at its highest, so

:19:39.:19:44.

save that energy for later. Katarina Johnson-Thompson doing just that.

:19:45.:19:47.

The rain has been an issue so far but it looks as though it's drying

:19:48.:19:53.

out and Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Thiam will get the best of the

:19:54.:19:59.

conditions in this second event of the heptathlon. Scafer of Germany,

:20:00.:20:11.

she has had six jumps already. -- Schafer. Goes clear the first time

:20:12.:20:18.

of asking for a change. A decent jump. Her best is 186 this year.

:20:19.:20:24.

Seven jumps there, perfect. Remember you are going to finish with three

:20:25.:20:28.

jumps, the last three are going to be fails. She's getting to a height

:20:29.:20:34.

she wants, par if you like in golf terms, the next height she gets

:20:35.:20:39.

that, anything above that is a bonus points. Broersen, 27 years of age

:20:40.:20:48.

now but has had injury worries. 183 proving too much. If you just look

:20:49.:20:52.

at her right knee you can see - sorry the left knee. The black

:20:53.:21:03.

strapping. It shows there is probably the tendon is inflamed on

:21:04.:21:08.

the knee. Again it makes it difficult to jump off because you

:21:09.:21:12.

feel pain as you take off. So you put the strap on which takes the

:21:13.:21:16.

pressure off the tendon. Down the other end of the track,

:21:17.:21:39.

thankfully no injuries for Kyle Langford. He has the front running

:21:40.:21:44.

Dutchman, there in the orange, that will help, because he knows - the

:21:45.:21:48.

first heat that's just taken place if you are not in the top three,

:21:49.:21:53.

there were six men under 1. 47 flat, so you get in the wrong heat where

:21:54.:21:57.

they go too slow and you have no chance going through as the fastest

:21:58.:22:02.

loser. This is one of the tougher heats. He has Kupers, he will make

:22:03.:22:09.

sure it's quick, I am sure, that will be good for Kyle, there will be

:22:10.:22:14.

no nerves. Just go and run. Still have to come in the top three. But

:22:15.:22:19.

if he doesn't he has a chance of getting a decent time. Only third in

:22:20.:22:24.

the British championships. He was surprised that day by Lamont who

:22:25.:22:29.

then got the qualifying time in London and got the automatic spot.

:22:30.:22:38.

Kyle ran quick enough, as well. And missed out was Andrew Sarge.

:22:39.:22:52.

Kevin Lopez, the very experienced Spanish athlete. Branden McBride,

:22:53.:23:03.

very good indicated andian. Had a great race in Monaco recently. --

:23:04.:23:12.

very good Canadian. Lopez from Mexico could be a threat,

:23:13.:23:24.

as well. There is Jesus Lopez. Gakeme, really

:23:25.:23:34.

good form, indoor at the indoor championships last year, twice made

:23:35.:23:44.

semifinals. McBride in great form. Paris of Argentina.

:23:45.:23:49.

Then the European indoor bronze-medallist, European team

:23:50.:23:55.

champion this year, Kupers and Lopez in between him and Kyle Langford.

:23:56.:24:04.

Great talent, Kyle, has good speed, as well. When you look at 800

:24:05.:24:11.

metres, you want them to be able to run quick 400 and Kyle has that, he

:24:12.:24:15.

has to get his race brain into gear, as well.

:24:16.:24:19.

Hopefully if it's nice and quick he won't have to give that too much

:24:20.:24:26.

thought. So second heat. Top three. Jesus

:24:27.:24:33.

Lopez in the green of Mexico starting quickly. They'll all be

:24:34.:24:37.

looking for Kupers in the orange vest. Natural frontrunner here.

:24:38.:24:45.

There he goes. Has a look across. Maybe he is thinking... McBride

:24:46.:24:54.

under his shoulder. Langford in about 6th, that's fine as long as

:24:55.:25:00.

there is decent pace on. Yeah, Kyle Langford, a huge talent but needs to

:25:01.:25:03.

learn his trade, as it were, as he comes through. He has a tendency to

:25:04.:25:07.

overuse his energy in the first couple of rounds, especially if he

:25:08.:25:11.

gets himself into trouble. It's good to see him outside. Giving himself

:25:12.:25:17.

space and time to react. A little slower than the first heat. McBride

:25:18.:25:25.

at the front. Kupers is on the kerb. Lopez is in a good spot. Tries to

:25:26.:25:31.

give Lopez. They're still fighting there.

:25:32.:25:41.

Really not happy there, he gave Lopez quite a shove. You can see a

:25:42.:25:46.

grimace on Kyle's face. He looks to wait until the home straight.

:25:47.:25:54.

They're all good finishers here. Lopez, both Lopez. Kyle, has he

:25:55.:25:59.

enough to get into the top three. McBride goes away. Lopez and Kupers

:26:00.:26:04.

keep moving away. He is going to be 5th at best here. Kupers wins.

:26:05.:26:15.

McBride and lose Lopez. Gakeme and then Langford. There is still plenty

:26:16.:26:18.

of heats to come and he is 5th. That's going to be a tough one. In

:26:19.:26:22.

terms of times. A shake of the head. He wasn't in touch with 200. He

:26:23.:26:26.

wasn't close enough. He is a good quality athlete and he is good in

:26:27.:26:30.

the home straight but he gave these guys a head start. You can't really

:26:31.:26:33.

do that. You have to be more in the race. McBride had slowed it nicely

:26:34.:26:36.

to give him a chance to get involved. He didn't take that chance

:26:37.:26:42.

down the back straight. Then just doesn't have enough legs to... To

:26:43.:26:45.

run athletes of that was quality down. He is still involved as a

:26:46.:26:49.

fastest loser at this point. But I worry for him going through. It's a

:26:50.:26:53.

big worry for him going forward. He knows that. He is shaking his head.

:26:54.:26:59.

Almost as if he is saying goodbyes now. He allowed that shove to knock

:27:00.:27:05.

him off his stride and almost gave up a little bit at that point. Then

:27:06.:27:08.

he came back fighting but left himself too much work to do. You

:27:09.:27:12.

can't make up ground like that on guys like Kevin Lopez who is moving

:27:13.:27:21.

through, knocking Gakeme out of that top three position. Those loser

:27:22.:27:27.

spots will fill up as you see the heats go on. Third fastest at the

:27:28.:27:30.

moment. I am sure Phil will let him know that. Let's see what

:27:31.:27:35.

You are the third fastest of the fasters at the moment so you are

:27:36.:27:40.

still in the mix you with disappointment was on your face as

:27:41.:27:44.

you crossed the line, Kyle. Yeah, it's a hard game, you know, it will

:27:45.:27:50.

eat you up and spit you out. I wasn't good enough there. I gave

:27:51.:27:56.

everything I could. But it was just, you know, inexperience with myself,

:27:57.:27:59.

just maybe not in the right position, going when I should go.

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But, you know, hopefully I will make it through. But, I have to improve

:28:03.:28:09.

on these sort of things and can't happen again, but it is what it is.

:28:10.:28:13.

Being closer to the guys at the front coming down the home straight,

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was that the key today? I don't know, I was trying to sit back and

:28:18.:28:22.

pick off, I sat a little bit too wide. And the last 100, it was all

:28:23.:28:28.

moving the same pace, I was catching but, you know, they're kicking just

:28:29.:28:35.

as fast, so should have been closer but John, my coach, we will sit down

:28:36.:28:38.

and look at this and improve. We appreciate you talking to us. Thank

:28:39.:28:39.

you. Where he lost that was down the back

:28:40.:28:50.

straight. He had a chance, they were all moving at the same pace as he

:28:51.:28:54.

said, but he was already, five, six metres back.

:28:55.:28:57.

He will be in at the moment. We do have plenty more heats to

:28:58.:29:08.

come. The sun is back out.

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It's warmer again. Cram has taken his gilet off! And

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Thiam, the Olympic champion, gets ready. Katarina Johnson-Thompson

:29:19.:29:33.

waits. She will follow Thiam. This is the second event of seven. Thiam

:29:34.:29:40.

doesn't look as if she's settled into this competition yet. Katarina

:29:41.:29:46.

Johnson-Thompson looking comfortable so far. Thiam looking slightly

:29:47.:29:50.

anxious, this is her best event. She rose to the occasion last year. What

:29:51.:29:55.

has she got at 186? That's more like it.

:29:56.:30:03.

That will settle the nerves. Yeah, let's not get too carried away on

:30:04.:30:06.

the difference with technique and style. She gets up in the air, comes

:30:07.:30:10.

off the floor very well. It looks jerky, doesn't look smooth and in a

:30:11.:30:14.

classic way. Arms there, drives them up. Works the knee. Probably could

:30:15.:30:20.

work it a little bit hard, drive it up to give yourself more lift. Again

:30:21.:30:23.

at this height it's comfortable, she will have confidence. I think she

:30:24.:30:27.

will grow as the competition comes and the same for Katarina

:30:28.:30:28.

Johnson-Thompson here. Johnson-Thompson at the same height.

:30:29.:30:39.

That was a miss. The runner-up looked wrong. She was too close.

:30:40.:30:44.

Yeah, I think she got too close and ran in. Remember, she's had one jump

:30:45.:30:49.

in an hour and a half, 90 minutes. That's just the second. A little bit

:30:50.:30:54.

of rust, doesn't matter, you cannot get off twice as long as you keep

:30:55.:30:57.

clearing the height. Backing into the bar and taking it off with her

:30:58.:31:03.

shoulders. Lean away, stay away and I'm sure she'll get the vertical.

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I'm sure she'll get it, it's well within her repertoire. 1.95 in

:31:07.:31:15.

Gotzis this year. Best of 1.98 last year. It's well within her

:31:16.:31:22.

capabilities. You will get a lengthening and shortening of stride

:31:23.:31:25.

in order to get the rhythm. As long as you don't buckle on the knee too

:31:26.:31:29.

much, because then every time you bend the knee energy is lost into

:31:30.:31:33.

the floor and you don't get the return off the floor. Under the

:31:34.:31:39.

guidance of the new coach, moving to France. Bertrand is the new coach to

:31:40.:31:45.

guide Katarina Johnson-Thompson, lets hope to potentially a rostrum

:31:46.:31:49.

finish in the World Championships here. But there is the favourite,

:31:50.:31:57.

Nafi Thiam. They coach plays a big part, Tony, but you would say that,

:31:58.:32:04.

wouldn't you? Definitely. A lot of information coming from the coach,

:32:05.:32:06.

the critical thing is the relationship between the athlete and

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coach, not so much the technical, but the relationship, the way you

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support them and communicate and get information across to them. Ready

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for the third heat in the first round of the men's 400 metres.

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Rotich goes in the outside. Harris, second in the US trials behind

:32:30.:32:36.

Donavan Brazier. A 1:44.53 this season. He goes to Penn State

:32:37.:32:42.

University. There is no Almassri in lane six. Remove straighter Elliot

:32:43.:32:49.

Giles, the UK champion. -- we move straight to Elliot Giles. Won on

:32:50.:32:55.

this track in the Diamond League meeting. He tends to run tactically

:32:56.:32:59.

very well, so we will see how he handles this. El Guesse of Morocco,

:33:00.:33:07.

Sanchez of Puerto Rico, and De Arriba of Spain. Keeping an eye on

:33:08.:33:15.

the times with Kyle Langford hanging on. It's still early, still heats to

:33:16.:33:23.

go. He's currently the third fastest loser at the moment. Elliot Giles is

:33:24.:33:26.

looking to go through as one of the automatic qualifiers here. Left for

:33:27.:33:33.

a moment on the start, Elliot Giles, but he does tend to judge things

:33:34.:33:39.

pretty well. The men to look out for, Rogic on the outside.

:33:40.:33:52.

-- Rotich on the outside. Elliot Giles in fifth at the moment. He's

:33:53.:34:06.

settling into fifth. He's ready to cover any moves in the race. He gets

:34:07.:34:10.

himself in good positions. The one place where he didn't was in Monaco

:34:11.:34:15.

where he went out much too hard and paid for it in the closing stages.

:34:16.:34:23.

He has learned from that. Ferguson Rotich takes it out from Sanchez.

:34:24.:34:29.

Elliot Giles battling for fourth at the mode. Three of them will go

:34:30.:34:37.

through automatically. Sanchez alongside Ferguson Rotich. El Guesse

:34:38.:34:46.

tries to make a move. De Arriba, the bronze-medallist in the European

:34:47.:34:54.

indoors is also there. Ferguson Rotich and Sanchez and Giles all

:34:55.:34:58.

looking good at the moment. Three will go through automatically. But

:34:59.:35:01.

Harris will have something down the home straight. Sanchez has gone.

:35:02.:35:07.

Suddenly it's three of them clear. Elliot Giles able to look around, is

:35:08.:35:13.

comfortable and looking strong. There are your three to go through

:35:14.:35:18.

automatically. Ferguson Rotich taking the victory. A good run from

:35:19.:35:24.

Elliot Giles. Harris is thereafter jostling and barging. Sanchez fell

:35:25.:35:30.

away. Comfortable for the automatic places, the top three and a good run

:35:31.:35:35.

from Elliot Giles. A very good run from Elliot Giles. If we look back

:35:36.:35:38.

we will see how well he judged the race down the back straight. He was

:35:39.:35:43.

also a tiny bit lucky, managing to find space and manoeuvre himself

:35:44.:35:48.

through on the inside to get himself into a very good position coming

:35:49.:35:51.

into the last 200 metres. Acquitted himself really well. Katarina

:35:52.:36:02.

Johnson-Thompson eyeing up the bar at 1.86, that she has dislodged at

:36:03.:36:07.

the first time of asking. A more serious look on the face of

:36:08.:36:13.

Johnson-Thompson. Steps sideways there. That was very close.

:36:14.:36:20.

We'll be very keen to see this as the replay, Tony. Two fouls at 1.8

:36:21.:36:28.

six. Not looking great for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Just her heel at

:36:29.:36:35.

the end, just didn't get it out. That's well within her capabilities.

:36:36.:36:40.

I'm confident she will get that. She might rue that a little bit. She

:36:41.:36:46.

drove up. You see how fast she has travelled along the bed. From the

:36:47.:36:49.

point of take-off to the point where she lands, it's just soft, she needs

:36:50.:36:53.

to convert more of a punch to put herself in the F. The travel across

:36:54.:36:58.

has caused the rotation to flick the bar. Carolin Schafer at the second

:36:59.:37:06.

time of asking. Clean clearance. She will be delighted with that. Three

:37:07.:37:09.

fouls and it's the end of your competition, remember. Second time

:37:10.:37:18.

clearance and a personal best for Carolin Schafer. It bodes well for

:37:19.:37:23.

her medal challenge. That's an equal personal best. That's what she

:37:24.:37:28.

cleared in Gotzis. That's par now, solid performing. It's what you want

:37:29.:37:33.

in heptathlon. The bar now goes to 1.8 nine. Can she get the points

:37:34.:37:39.

bonus. Broersen has had a lot of attempts for a loop 1.90 plus high

:37:40.:37:46.

jumper. Perhaps showing a lack of confidence in her abilities. That

:37:47.:37:54.

wasn't even close. Two fouls for Broersen at 1.86, and looking under

:37:55.:37:55.

pressure. Just around the last heat in the

:37:56.:38:05.

men's 800 metres. Elliot Giles going through as an automatic qualifier.

:38:06.:38:09.

Kyle Langford has been knocked down to the fourth fastest loser. But

:38:10.:38:14.

Elliot Giles is safely through. Safely through and a happy man.

:38:15.:38:18.

Obviously this is a huge stage. You had a taste of it in Rio last year.

:38:19.:38:24.

This year you have now done what you didn't do last year and accomplished

:38:25.:38:27.

and a performance in the first round. It's staying relaxed in these

:38:28.:38:37.

moments. I looked at it as a normal race without the pressure. Stay calm

:38:38.:38:43.

all the way through. It paid off, if I had panicked I could have been in

:38:44.:38:47.

trouble with 200 to go. It all went to plan. We've made the semis. We

:38:48.:38:54.

wish you well for the semis. Thank you.

:38:55.:38:59.

We have seen Johnson-Thompson with two fouls at 1.86 and she has to go

:39:00.:39:06.

clear to stay in contention. It's early days to talk about medals, but

:39:07.:39:09.

this is her strongest event across the Severn. 1.98 last year in Rio.

:39:10.:39:22.

She has to go higher because the throws are so weak, the shot and

:39:23.:39:27.

javelin. Johnson-Thompson has to throw caution to the wind and find a

:39:28.:39:31.

way of getting over. She can jump this. I'm sat here with butterflies.

:39:32.:39:36.

It's like I'm coaching again. The significance of this, if she doesn't

:39:37.:39:40.

clear that she has lost 180 points for personal best score this year. I

:39:41.:39:44.

have every confidence she will clear this because it is well within her

:39:45.:39:52.

capabilities. She knows what to do. Johnson-Thompson at 1.86, her last

:39:53.:39:58.

attempt. No! That's a massive disappointment for Johnson-Thompson.

:39:59.:40:06.

She knows it. Three fouls, a serious haemorrhaging of points. Speechless,

:40:07.:40:12.

Steve. I feel for the girl, absolutely feel for her. That means

:40:13.:40:20.

a score for her, at this moment in time, if she repeats all the marks

:40:21.:40:28.

she she got in Gotzis, then she could score 6500. We know it's not

:40:29.:40:32.

over because 6600 can get you on the podium. She can find points because

:40:33.:40:38.

she can go 30 centimetres longer in the long jump. She can find it

:40:39.:40:42.

elsewhere. It's not over, it will be a tough conversation for the coach,

:40:43.:40:47.

but this is where the coach earns their corn. Big disappointment for

:40:48.:40:50.

Johnson-Thompson in an event where she was expected to take a lot of

:40:51.:40:54.

points. It's like getting a double bogey or worse. She has to carry

:40:55.:41:03.

those points, and she knows it. Huge disappointment. For me that's a real

:41:04.:41:10.

lack of discipline. The run-up is sloppy. It changed every time. She

:41:11.:41:15.

has done it before in the long jump. We have seen her unfold and unravel

:41:16.:41:20.

in the throwing where she is not as confident. We needed to see her go

:41:21.:41:25.

clear there. We will come back to it. Broersen with two fouls. No.

:41:26.:41:36.

Broersen also, her high jumper also comes to a grinding halt. But she

:41:37.:41:42.

had a clearance of 1.8 three. So Johnson-Thompson... She's leaving

:41:43.:41:46.

the arena in a different mood to how she entered. She will be bitterly

:41:47.:41:52.

disappointed at this moment in time. Like I say, in athletics you have

:41:53.:41:57.

the chance of making comments here, so it will be down to the coach. In

:41:58.:42:02.

this heat we have perhaps the gold-medal contender for the

:42:03.:42:12.

800-metre title. Korir in lane nine, might not be known to athletic fans

:42:13.:42:19.

too much. Based in the US, has great ability. A 44 second 400 metre man

:42:20.:42:28.

who can run brilliant 800 metres. Moving across now. A really open

:42:29.:42:35.

heat, this one. Marc Reuther, he set a new personal best recently.

:42:36.:42:41.

European under 21 finalist. He has decided to take it on, a big old

:42:42.:42:48.

item in the fun. And then Korir and Thiago Andre of Brazil. Plenty to

:42:49.:42:54.

watch out for here. We have seen Dahmani. Korir is one of only three

:42:55.:43:05.

men to have run 44 seconds at 401.43 at 800. -- 44 seconds at 400 and

:43:06.:43:27.

1.43 at 800. Manco, another US-based athlete running for Ghana. --

:43:28.:43:38.

Amankwah. Reuter Mac is still controlling it at the front. Korir

:43:39.:43:46.

begins to extricate himself. A very good solid performance from him. The

:43:47.:43:51.

Polish speaking through on the inside, Rozmys. That's one of those

:43:52.:43:57.

heats that you hate when you are an 800-metre runner. There is always

:43:58.:44:01.

one that just goes slow, and then all of a sudden it's not a normal

:44:02.:44:07.

1.44 rom-com you are running 1.47 and that gives everyone a chance.

:44:08.:44:15.

Korir is a superb talent. He's used to doing well in a heats and semis

:44:16.:44:19.

and finals, so I think he will conduct himself. Didn't do more than

:44:20.:44:24.

he had to. Didn't want to expend a more energy than he had to. And he

:44:25.:44:30.

didn't, judged it perfectly. He's not even gone into second gear as he

:44:31.:44:35.

comes down, cruising through to the front and not even bothering about

:44:36.:44:41.

the fact that Rozmys is about to sneak through and come close. He

:44:42.:44:47.

almost gets there on the line, the Polish third string athlete in Yate

:44:48.:44:52.

and metres. We are yet to see Lewandowski, still to come. But a

:44:53.:44:55.

good qualification for him and Korir is looking very strong.

:44:56.:45:04.

Look how relaxed he is. Korir safely through. The good news for Kyle

:45:05.:45:20.

Langford is still in a fastest loser spot.

:45:21.:45:32.

Thiam on the runway. Second event of the heptathlon has

:45:33.:45:36.

seen her competitor, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, go out at a height

:45:37.:45:42.

below what she is capable of. Thiam, 1. 89, first attempt. Wow, very

:45:43.:45:51.

good, very, very good indeed. She seems to get better the more

:45:52.:45:56.

important the effort is. That's the mark of a champion. Rose to the

:45:57.:46:01.

occasion in Rio. And she's come good. Settling in. She doesn't run

:46:02.:46:07.

well over the hurdles this morning. Looked a bit ragged in the first

:46:08.:46:13.

attempt. But is settling in. 1. 89, the best we have seen so far, the

:46:14.:46:17.

only athlete clear at this height. STUDIO: Thiam with a good high jump

:46:18.:46:30.

at 1. 89. Really showing the way there. Her experience counting. Her

:46:31.:46:36.

Olympic gold medal now really building up towards a fantastic

:46:37.:46:41.

climax of the competition for her. But such disappointment for Katarina

:46:42.:46:45.

Johnson-Thompson. On an event that she is world-class at, 1. 98 jumper,

:46:46.:46:52.

to go out not clearing higher than 1. 86. Huge disappointment. You can

:46:53.:46:58.

see it on her face, Denise and lost a lot of points there. She's lost a

:46:59.:47:03.

lot of points, she will be feeling sick to her core. Both myself, Jess,

:47:04.:47:07.

we have been in positions where you think oh my gosh, but you have to

:47:08.:47:10.

remember this is not only about points at this stage. It isn't. It's

:47:11.:47:14.

about battling for medals, it's still early days. I have had

:47:15.:47:19.

disasters in heptathlons where I think what is going to happen next

:47:20.:47:23.

but you have to have the capacity to keep fighting. We said about Kat, is

:47:24.:47:28.

that it's the ability to shut off after one event and treat the next

:47:29.:47:31.

like a new competition. That is going to be tested now. This is the

:47:32.:47:35.

hardest situation for her, she's gone into the high jump with it

:47:36.:47:39.

being one of her best events, hoping for it to be a high scoring event

:47:40.:47:44.

and come away with that. To compartmentalise that and move on to

:47:45.:47:49.

the next event is going to be extremely difficult. Because she's

:47:50.:47:52.

going into the shot put which is one of her weaker events. The reasoning

:47:53.:47:59.

why you would miss a height when you are confident but when it's a cold

:48:00.:48:02.

day relatively and the rain is there and you have to wait a long time, 90

:48:03.:48:06.

minutes, would the rhythm of the day, would it not be better to clear

:48:07.:48:11.

183 and get into the rhythm of the jumping than to have that time

:48:12.:48:15.

waiting? It depends on the athlete. For me you want to get a jump in and

:48:16.:48:20.

want to, if you are feeling confident and happy in your jumping,

:48:21.:48:24.

you don't want to expend too much energy and sometimes it's good to

:48:25.:48:27.

miss a few rounds and come back in at a higher height. She was jumping

:48:28.:48:31.

well in warm-up, and obviously felt confident. Again the weather's not

:48:32.:48:35.

been great. We did have a big downpower and it affects you in

:48:36.:48:39.

different ways. It's hard to say but that was her decision. She's gone on

:48:40.:48:42.

what she normally She has a plan, normally comes in at

:48:43.:48:49.

180. It's understanding the changes in the environment, sometimes you

:48:50.:48:53.

might have to make that decision and say I am feeling cold, I need to

:48:54.:48:57.

come in and you can change. You can, once you have opted to pass, well,

:48:58.:49:03.

you know in the mind that you can come back in, it's tough from here,s

:49:04.:49:07.

and this is where she needs to show her mettle. We know her throws are

:49:08.:49:13.

her weaker event. She still has 200 metres, the long juch that could be

:49:14.:49:19.

a high scoring event. -- long jump. We saw problems she had in that in

:49:20.:49:24.

Beijing. We have to hope she can mentally refocus and has more time.

:49:25.:49:29.

Yeah, she's going to have to wait now and see how Thiam performs and

:49:30.:49:32.

she's jumping well at the moment. She's going to have to sit back and

:49:33.:49:36.

gather herself and compose herself for the next two events. It's going

:49:37.:49:40.

to be tough for her. OK. Let's get back outside. It's the next heat of

:49:41.:49:44.

the men's 800 metres. Andrew is your commentator for this one.

:49:45.:49:50.

Some black clouds coming in. There is the line-up for this one.

:49:51.:50:02.

That looks rather gloomy. Bosse has been the standard-bearer

:50:03.:50:19.

for France for sometime. I might have seen lightning there! And I

:50:20.:50:27.

think I was right. Dramatic roll of thunder for Nijel Amos.

:50:28.:50:29.

I am slightly scared! The main stay of 800-metre running

:50:30.:50:59.

for years now, Adam Kszczot. He has seen his teammate just going

:51:00.:51:05.

through. So a thunder storm threatening the

:51:06.:51:09.

stadium here as we get going in the 5th of six heats in the men's 800

:51:10.:51:16.

metres. Again look out for times, as well, because Kyle Langford is till

:51:17.:51:20.

in 4th place of the fastest losers with two heats to come and six

:51:21.:51:23.

fastest losers will go through overall.

:51:24.:51:31.

Bosse creeps in alongside Amos. Amos not a pretty runner to watch but

:51:32.:51:34.

unbelievably talented 800-metre runner. As an 18-year-old he was

:51:35.:51:38.

silver-medallist in the stadium five years ago. He has had tough times

:51:39.:51:41.

since but seems to be coming back to his best. Has been racing

:51:42.:51:47.

impressively this year. Bosse behind him in contrast is finding his feet

:51:48.:51:52.

this season. He improved a bit in the Monaco Diamond League and looks

:51:53.:51:58.

in good shape now as he is tracking amiss through the first 400 metres.

:51:59.:52:09.

Another rumble of thunder. Amos is there and Bosse. Kszczot further

:52:10.:52:20.

back but is a strong finisher. Amos sitting there. Here comes Kszczot.

:52:21.:52:28.

He had to move really wide there. Now he is closing very fast. Will

:52:29.:52:31.

sit back in a little and then attack again in the home straight. And an

:52:32.:52:39.

injury there, as well. Bosse in front. Amos and here comes Adam

:52:40.:52:54.

Kszczot now. Mark English. Amos will take the victory, just ahead of

:52:55.:53:04.

Bosse. 1. 47. Again it's not quick at all. It's looking good for Kyle

:53:05.:53:11.

Langford again. But not a quick race, but well enough judged by

:53:12.:53:17.

Nigel Amos. Not a quick race and a messy race, as well. A few stumbles

:53:18.:53:26.

there. I think it was Hamada having to get into a wheelchair there.

:53:27.:53:35.

Looks like something went in his hamstring attachment. His arms

:53:36.:53:41.

swinging out, as well. He is not going to be taking further back in

:53:42.:53:45.

these championships at all. Not a good way for his championships to

:53:46.:53:48.

end. The rest of the race did continue. Bosse controlling at the

:53:49.:53:57.

front. Amos letting him do that. Adam Kszczot just doing what he

:53:58.:54:02.

needed to do, keeping his wits about him. All three of them did enough to

:54:03.:54:08.

hold off Smaili and none of the fastest losers will come from that

:54:09.:54:13.

heat. Disappointing for Mark English. He is a 1. 45 man. In a

:54:14.:54:19.

race that's not quick, so well done. He is not going to go through, but

:54:20.:54:25.

Nigel Amos, wonder if he can turn his silver into gold from the

:54:26.:54:30.

Olympics to the World Championships in this stadium. It's good for Kyle

:54:31.:54:38.

Langford because his time still leaves him in a good position to go

:54:39.:54:44.

through as one of the fastest losers.

:54:45.:54:49.

Here is a jump that happened during that race. Already had a PB in the

:54:50.:55:02.

bag with 1. 86. Third attempt. Short approach. But proved too much for

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the German. But a really good second event. And is very much in

:55:11.:55:13.

contention for a medal across the two days of the heptathlon. Here is

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the favourite, Thiam. Keeping herself warm. It has dropped in

:55:19.:55:23.

temperature. We have had rain, some sunshine. She's used to this,

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though. She armed herself so well in Rio. Was very much the champion in

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every sense as another crack of thunder rattles around the Olympic

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Stadium. No fouls so far. We are into the 90s. 1. 92. No athlete has

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attempted this yet. We are in new ground in these World Championships.

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Thiam clear, wow! Look at that. Pressure on and she delivers. Thiam,

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a clean card. Exactly what she would have wanted. She fights it hard,

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though. Might see her relax, if she's going to get towards two

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metres which she knows she is capable of, maybe will have to tidy

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that up a little. Lots of points going in the bag.

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Well, the only other athlete who is still involved, Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson went out at the previous height, in case you didn't

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see it, and had a best of 1. 80, the Cuban Rodriguez, maybe a top ten

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finisher overall, this is a strong event for her. She has a lifetime

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best already at the previous height. So in new ground.

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Good support from Thiam watching on. Oh, she looked well over that. Came

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down on it. So Rodriguez looking good. Two more attempts to add that

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tally to her score. Just the shot and the 200 metres to come today, a

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busy day, a long day. The athletes have been out nearly two hours now

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just for this second event, the high jump. Nafi Thiam going into the

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lead, as expected. As that high jump and the heptathlon

:57:37.:57:44.

draws eventually to a conclusion, although Thiam was going to go

:57:45.:57:47.

higher, obviously, let's do a result of heat five before we go to the

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final heat. And set up the situation for the fastest losers, Andrew.

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Yeah, again not the quickest as Paula was saying, messy from all

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concerned. Those times leave Kyle Langford still in a decent position,

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although a strongish heat to come. It was a very strong last heat but

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it's been made easier, but the big news here is that the Kenyan doesn't

:58:21.:58:28.

start, he was overlooked, finished third in the trials and was annoyed

:58:29.:58:33.

and posted on Facebook about it in a way that criticises the federation.

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He was advanced into the event because of a withdrawal but he is

:58:40.:58:44.

now not starting, I don't know what is going on so Saruni not here.

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Brazier, I mentioned earlier. All men who would normally finish ahead

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of Learmonth. But this guy can produce a big performance. He did it

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at the British trials, finished second and then at the Diamond

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League produced 1. 45 that guaranteed him selection. He thought

:59:20.:59:22.

he wouldn't be able to do that then. Hats off to him. Going to be

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interesting to see what he can do here. I wonder if he knows 1. 1.46.

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38 would be good enough. Not in the top three here. You wouldn't expect

:59:38.:59:43.

him to be. But this man, Donovan Brazier, the best talent for me to

:59:44.:59:52.

come out of America at 800-metre, for a long time.

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Mohammed Aman, a former world champion, now coached by Mark

:00:04.:00:09.

Roland, based in the US, two-time world indoor champion. Not in that

:00:10.:00:13.

sort of form these days but he is improving slightly. And will be a

:00:14.:00:15.

threat here. Watch out for Donavan Brazier, a

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very good American talent. It's not normal for Guy Learmonth to take it

:00:40.:00:43.

out and make good pace, but anything decent, just run around 52 for the

:00:44.:00:49.

first lap and give yourself a chance of 1.45, but I have horrible feeling

:00:50.:00:53.

it could be slow. Brazier out in front. He is stretching it out. A

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bit surprised to see that, Paula? Looking down the list I was thinking

:01:02.:01:06.

who was likely to take it out, definitely not Brazier, Lewandowski

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and Amel Tuka, but Donavan Brazier has taken it on and is doing Guy

:01:12.:01:14.

Learmonth a favour, stretching it out and making it quick. Learmonth,

:01:15.:01:22.

has a lovely action. 51.89 through the first 400. Brazier of the United

:01:23.:01:29.

States, Guy Learmonth tucked in nicely in second. Danger line

:01:30.:01:40.

further back with Amel Tuka, Aman and Lewandowski. Brazier is making

:01:41.:01:47.

this a quick heat. The top three will go through here. Guy Learmonth

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doing a great job and stop just looking at the screen. The danger is

:01:52.:01:57.

still five metres behind. Brazier is there. Learmonth has to stay strong.

:01:58.:02:03.

The attack will come. Amel Tuka is chasing. Lewandowski and Aman, has

:02:04.:02:09.

to stay in the top three. Learmonth will hang on to third. Amel Tuka

:02:10.:02:15.

finishes quickly as well. Well done to Guy Learmonth. And the difference

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between him and Kyle Langford is that he got up there early. They

:02:22.:02:25.

were already quicker than him in the home straight but he was ahead, in a

:02:26.:02:30.

great position, following Brazier. Stayed strong in the home straight.

:02:31.:02:35.

Great running from Brazier. Now let's start looking at the clock for

:02:36.:02:39.

these qualifiers. Will his team-mates join him in the semis? We

:02:40.:02:49.

have to look at the line. He threw himself at it. I think it's coming

:02:50.:02:59.

out at 1:46.60. I don't want to say too soon but I think Langford is

:03:00.:03:05.

through. A really strong race by Guy Learmonth. He had it laid out on a

:03:06.:03:09.

little bit of a plate for him by Donavan Brazier, how he took the

:03:10.:03:13.

race on and made the pace quick. But that race, at no point did he panic.

:03:14.:03:23.

He used the screens to check what was coming behind him. The person

:03:24.:03:28.

who misjudged the race was Lewandowski, who left himself with

:03:29.:03:31.

far too much work to do in the home straight. Amel Tuka hasn't been as

:03:32.:03:36.

in good shape this year but Lewandowski was too far back with

:03:37.:03:41.

250 metres to go to run like that. If he runs like that in the next

:03:42.:03:45.

end, he will not progress to the final. A great run from Guy

:03:46.:03:47.

Learmonth. What a fantastic performance. It was

:03:48.:03:56.

such a stacked field as well. To go through the way you did. A few

:03:57.:04:04.

people were writing me off in big races. I know I can always raise my

:04:05.:04:08.

game when I need to. The hardest part for me is just getting to this

:04:09.:04:13.

Championships. Home games against, I love it and I will always run well.

:04:14.:04:18.

I'm looking forward to the semifinal tomorrow. Steve Cram pointed out in

:04:19.:04:22.

commentary that it is key when a pace picks up you are in the mix at

:04:23.:04:25.

the end. Kyle Langford didn't do that earlier and you were able to do

:04:26.:04:29.

it. Exactly, the last thing I wanted to do was get caught off the guard.

:04:30.:04:34.

I wanted to go with pace and keep hanging in. I did that and I'm

:04:35.:04:37.

happy. Well done and we wish you well for the semi.

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Nafi Thiam at 1.9 five. First attempt, and she's got that as well!

:04:44.:04:57.

That's a brilliant effort. In what have been fairly testing conditions.

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Nafi Thiam getting close to a lifetime best. 1.95, stretching the

:05:05.:05:09.

lead. She has already gone into the lead with her previous clearance of

:05:10.:05:15.

1.92. Only two events into the seven, but that extends it. A huge

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Branco for Nafi Thiam, the hijab, and she's making the most of it. --

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a huge banker. -- the high jump. Set a Cuban record in Rio, the

:05:25.:05:44.

22-year-old. Best look at that. Look at the celebration, that's what it

:05:45.:05:49.

means to her. She knows, she knows the significance of that. With

:05:50.:05:57.

athletes faltering. We have seen the Latvian go out, Kathryn Johnson

:05:58.:05:59.

Thompson has also faltered in the high jump. Might be thinking of a

:06:00.:06:08.

rostrum finish, Martinez. Rodriguez goes at 1.95. She is jumping well,

:06:09.:06:18.

but not on that occasion. 1.95 might prove to be too much. But the young

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Cuban is looking really good, it has to be said. Looking across her

:06:25.:06:27.

lifetime best, she came into this with a lifetime best of 1.87 and now

:06:28.:06:34.

she's attempting 1.95. It takes a bit of positive thinking, I would

:06:35.:06:35.

imagine. STUDIO: It's turning into a

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world-class high jump competition, just not with one of the competitors

:06:47.:06:52.

we as British athletics fans, and unashamedly so today, hoped would be

:06:53.:06:55.

there. But we have to celebrate these performances because Nafi

:06:56.:06:58.

Thiam is producing the goods when it counts. She had a wobbly start when

:06:59.:07:06.

it started by her standards, but she's out there now putting in some

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fantastic points on her total. Her last attempt to shaky, but she

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cleared it and she's looking strong out there. This is her clearing 1.9

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five. It's getting close to her clear in her personal best. With

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her, it's a strong event, but she's really relaxed. As Tony has

:07:32.:07:34.

highlighted in commentary, is not the most majestic looking run-up.

:07:35.:07:40.

She's not tidy over the bar, but she's effective. It's dynamic and

:07:41.:07:44.

she works off the floor really hard. She snakes over the bar. By any

:07:45.:07:49.

means necessary, the points don't lie. 1.95, a clean sheet. It's good

:07:50.:08:00.

jumping. She takes those short strides as she comes in, like Fred

:08:01.:08:04.

Flintstone with his bowling ball. But she elevates really well and

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gets up. We just heard some cheering... I think Rodriguez has

:08:10.:08:18.

just gone clear at 1.98... 95? I think it would be 95. We will have a

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look at that in a second. We were hoping for a head to head in the

:08:28.:08:31.

high jump. It's Rodriguez and Nafi Thiam. Let's see Rodriguez at 1.95.

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Denise, talk us through her technique... COMMENTATOR: Rodriguez

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looking really solid here. This really helps Nafi Thiam. We have a

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head to head from an athlete we didn't expect. She is in new

:08:54.:08:57.

territory. The coaches are going absolutely crazy. 1.95 for the

:08:58.:09:05.

Cuban. A massive lifetime best, equalling the championship best of

:09:06.:09:13.

Karol Linetty what -- Carolina coughed. Rodriguez, equalling what

:09:14.:09:23.

Nafi Thiam, the greatest ever high jumper in her talent, has done. This

:09:24.:09:30.

really helps Nafi Thiam, it slows down and she doesn't have to follow

:09:31.:09:34.

herself into the next heights. A little bit of time, put the

:09:35.:09:38.

tracksuit on and compose herself. The bar will be raised and the next

:09:39.:09:45.

attempt will be at 1.98 to match last year's clearance for Nafi

:09:46.:09:48.

Thiam. STUDIO: Smiling, looking relaxed and ready to go. We will get

:09:49.:09:55.

back out there when Nafi Thiam headset. We will sadly see Katarina

:09:56.:10:01.

Johnson-Thompson go out, failing at 1.8 six. She cleared 1.8, opted not

:10:02.:10:09.

to go at 1.8 three. Talk us through this, Jess. Is something I did a lot

:10:10.:10:14.

in my career, backing into the bar. She did you get to clear it.

:10:15.:10:18.

Anticipating too much, turning her shoulders into the bar and trying to

:10:19.:10:23.

clear before she had the hiked. Her second attempt was a lot better. She

:10:24.:10:29.

cleared it with a really good clearance. She doesn't get close to

:10:30.:10:34.

clearing that. She has waited 90 minutes between the 1.8, missing

:10:35.:10:39.

1.83, having to get herself wonder began. Should be thinking this is

:10:40.:10:47.

bread-and-butter for her, Tony? See that little stutter step. What they

:10:48.:10:52.

have done is soft on the curve. Her curve now goes further out from the

:10:53.:10:57.

bar. The feet tickled them off. By softening the curve she is more

:10:58.:11:01.

stuck up, carrying more speed across the feet and travelling along the

:11:02.:11:04.

bar. You don't have time to rotate down. We can head back out there

:11:05.:11:10.

with Steve Backley for Nafi Thiam's attempt at 1.98. COMMENTATOR: A

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slightly smaller crowd than we had earlier but still good support for

:11:17.:11:21.

the Belgian, Nafi Thiam. This is to match her lifetime best. Too much.

:11:22.:11:28.

Perhaps a bit of a sighter. Interesting to see another look at

:11:29.:11:32.

this. Looks like she might have got too close, a common error. Might

:11:33.:11:38.

have got crowded. Funny when the bias towards these heights, things

:11:39.:11:42.

change. Hard to tell from that angle. Didn't see enough of it.

:11:43.:11:50.

Interesting to here from the guys in the studio. Nafi Thiam trying to

:11:51.:11:55.

make the technical adjustments. She will have two more attempts. This is

:11:56.:11:59.

where it plays into her favour to have another competitor involved. We

:12:00.:12:03.

were hoping it might be Katarina Johnson-Thompson, but it's Rodriguez

:12:04.:12:07.

of Cuba, who I think might have retired having got clear of 1.95. So

:12:08.:12:16.

Nafi Thiam will be next up to follow herself and have the second attempt

:12:17.:12:23.

at 1.98. Needs to compose now and make those adjustments, lock them

:12:24.:12:29.

in. We know she is capable, she knows she is capable. She will have

:12:30.:12:32.

a little pause before her second attempt. STUDIO: Well Nafi Thiam

:12:33.:12:38.

collector Saban gets ready for the second attempt at 1.98, we can see

:12:39.:12:43.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson's third attempt at 1.80. She cleared this

:12:44.:12:51.

fight at 14, she has been taking this for 14 years. This is normally

:12:52.:12:59.

so straightforward, Denise? Her third attempt at 1.86. Again we see

:13:00.:13:05.

the skip at the take-off. I think she was too close and should have

:13:06.:13:09.

stayed away. Tony has talked about the technique of high jump, you have

:13:10.:13:15.

to fight the resistance of taking off before you jump. You have to try

:13:16.:13:22.

to float, feel hanged time over the bar, float over, and she didn't do

:13:23.:13:28.

that. That kind of hanged time saw Nafi Thiam get to this position. She

:13:29.:13:32.

at 1.9 eight. Steve Backley can this. COMMENTATOR: Denise Lewis says

:13:33.:13:37.

air time. She has to float. Nafi Thiam with her second attempt

:13:38.:13:48.

at 1.98 and that was a better attempt, but still a fair way off.

:13:49.:13:53.

She maybe needs the impetus of a third attempt, that bit of spice to

:13:54.:13:57.

know it's your last chance to put a fire into the take-off. It's gone a

:13:58.:14:02.

little bit flat for her. But one last attempt for Nafi Thiam.

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STUDIO: What a competitor she is. Like the rest of the field, she

:14:11.:14:16.

still has five more events to go after this, but she wants to push

:14:17.:14:20.

yourself to a PB and get herself in a really great mindset as she moves

:14:21.:14:28.

through the day, Jess? If she moves on knowing she has attempted in

:14:29.:14:31.

clear that height successfully, if she feels she can do that again,

:14:32.:14:35.

there's no point in stopping now. If you have one more attempt, you go

:14:36.:14:39.

for it and try to accumulate as many points as you can. Talking about the

:14:40.:14:43.

mental side of Johnson-Thompson's day. She looked quite pleased with

:14:44.:14:48.

herself after the hurdles, solid start, looking happy enough. Going

:14:49.:14:52.

into the high jump, an event where she is world-class. She has entered

:14:53.:14:56.

the individual competition, as has Nafi Thiam. A long way between the

:14:57.:15:06.

first clearance and 1.86, lying down and relaxing, we don't normally see

:15:07.:15:09.

those shots, but it might happen all the time. What is going on in their

:15:10.:15:10.

mind at that point It is important to visualise what

:15:11.:15:20.

you have to do, not getting too involved with what's happening in

:15:21.:15:22.

the stadium, because that can be draining when you are watching

:15:23.:15:26.

competitors run around. She would have been thinking about technique

:15:27.:15:30.

and relaxation. When it's time to go, you have to get yourself in the

:15:31.:15:35.

moment, dynamic and active and I think she did look a bit soft, she

:15:36.:15:39.

didn't seem to have the fire in her legs for some reason. She's got the

:15:40.:15:44.

ankle strapping on but I don't think that really impacted her. There was

:15:45.:15:48.

total and utter disbelief at this point because any day of the week

:15:49.:15:52.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson can get over 1. 86. She can do it off short

:15:53.:15:58.

approach. Her coaches won't have seen this. The 1. 89 was in Beijing

:15:59.:16:03.

and she almost had to jump off one foot to clear the bar because she

:16:04.:16:08.

was on her third athement. That's right, it was. -- third attempt.

:16:09.:16:15.

None of the two run-ups were the same.

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COMMENTATOR: Nafi Thiam. Too close. Leaned in. Wasn't to be. But a very

:16:24.:16:31.

good effort in going clear at 1. 95. Masses of points. And the rest of

:16:32.:16:43.

the world, other than Rodriguez of Cuba, faltered somewhat. Thiam going

:16:44.:16:47.

well after two events. Way out in front. Maybe would have wanted a bit

:16:48.:16:59.

more. Scored over 7,000 points. The coach watching on. But Thiam, well,

:17:00.:17:06.

it's all about medals here at the World Championships, she has that

:17:07.:17:10.

high score and has broken through 7,000 points. Her heptathlon is

:17:11.:17:16.

going very well indeed after two events.

:17:17.:17:25.

STUDIO: Nafi Thiam doing herself no harm there in terms of the

:17:26.:17:29.

standings. We will look at those right now. Steve, talk us through

:17:30.:17:34.

those. Yeah, we can see the points. 1171,

:17:35.:17:41.

Thiam and Rodriguez. You can see the difference with every height. You

:17:42.:17:48.

reduce in points. Way down here, as we see below the 1,000 points.

:17:49.:17:54.

200 points down for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Tony said she can

:17:55.:18:00.

still get a medal, she has to believe, but it's about accumulating

:18:01.:18:03.

points and that's what Thiam is so good at. These are just the points

:18:04.:18:08.

for the second event. We add them to the hurdles, the

:18:09.:18:19.

first event from earlier this morning and two 7ths of our way

:18:20.:18:26.

through the heptathlon, the shot is the first event of the second

:18:27.:18:29.

session - the first session set. Thiam ahead of Rodriguez and Schafer

:18:30.:18:44.

in third. Katarina Johnson-Thompson just losing ground there. Needs a

:18:45.:18:49.

big long jump tomorrow morning. Only two events and a lot of

:18:50.:19:00.

athletics to come for these hepathletes.

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STUDIO: Now it's about how she gets ready mentally and on to tomorrow.

:19:04.:19:08.

This is a big test. It has been in the past, the mental

:19:09.:19:16.

side, this is going to test her in a different way than last year. She's

:19:17.:19:20.

going to have to gather herself and make sure she comes back strong for

:19:21.:19:25.

the shot put and she has a great 200 so she can hopefully run a strong

:19:26.:19:29.

time there. Like Tony said, it's not over yet. We still have five more

:19:30.:19:34.

events to go. It's still quite open for the medals. Thiam is doing

:19:35.:19:38.

incredibly well and she's bang on for a gold. Schafer is looking good

:19:39.:19:44.

for silver but the bronze is still open. It's going to be a scrap. It

:19:45.:19:48.

will be, definitely. She will have to dig deep and find something

:19:49.:19:52.

inside herself she's not managed to do before. Let's not underestimate

:19:53.:19:57.

the challenge. She's going from a really good event, a strong event,

:19:58.:20:03.

that's gone badly, going into an event that in hasn't gone well, that

:20:04.:20:06.

takes a lot of fight. This is where we will see the character of

:20:07.:20:11.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, whether she has learned to deal with

:20:12.:20:14.

disappointment within the heptathlon and manufacture on very quickly

:20:15.:20:16.

because she's going to need it tonight. -- and move on. I asked you

:20:17.:20:20.

if you had a bad high jump and gone on to do well and Denise said, the

:20:21.:20:24.

Olympics, when I won gold, she didn't say when I won gold, but I

:20:25.:20:28.

knew what she meant. You had a bad high jump that day. I had a disaster

:20:29.:20:34.

for me in the high jump. I had been injured as everyone knows, it's well

:20:35.:20:37.

documented. But I still believed I could jump well. You need to be over

:20:38.:20:42.

the 80s, to have a realistic fighting chance. I didn't do it. My

:20:43.:20:48.

attitude into the shot put and it was a good event for me, I was going

:20:49.:20:53.

to transform myself into one of the best shot putters in the heptathlon

:20:54.:20:56.

competition. That mindset has to be strong. Yes, it can be done. It's

:20:57.:21:01.

not over yet. She's still in 5th place. Let's look, Tony, give us a

:21:02.:21:07.

comment on this. This is her PBs. We are talking about emotional sides

:21:08.:21:13.

and things like that. Let's take the emotion out and look at the logic.

:21:14.:21:22.

She is still capable of 65 or 66 at this point. Rodriguez has moved up

:21:23.:21:30.

but still five events to go. So, she probably isn't going to get a huge

:21:31.:21:35.

lot more points out of today. I think the long jump, the javelin and

:21:36.:21:41.

the 800 tomorrow are places she can pick up the slack, get over 6600 and

:21:42.:21:49.

put herself in a frame for a medal. Schafer can be erratic. You can

:21:50.:21:53.

still put people under pressure. You are still in there. Let's look at

:21:54.:21:57.

the logic, that's what I would do as a coach. It's gone, this is what we

:21:58.:22:01.

need to do. Use the crowd and the energy here. There was so much

:22:02.:22:06.

support for her here today. Once she had gone out of the high jump, a few

:22:07.:22:10.

people went for an early lunch. They were hoping for a big battle between

:22:11.:22:13.

those two. This stadium is full of 60,000

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people, every single one is a Katarina Johnson-Thompson fan, use

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that energy if you want. Have the logic, understand what performances

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you need to put together. This isn't over. It's a seven-event

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competition, not two events. Absolutely, it's not about points at

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this stage. It's about medals. We can talk about the crowd and using

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that to your advantage, but it has to be about her character now. It

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has to be about her fight and what she believes is possible. If she

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hangs on to the baggage of what's happened, she's going to compromise

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the rest of her help tat lan. -- heptathlon. What advice would you

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give her Step back, put it to one side and go into the shot put and

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fight for it. We are looking at it as if all the other athletes will

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perform brilliantly in every event, that might not be the case. That

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puts Kat back in contention Father a medal. I would tell her to get

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herself together, take time and come out strong for this evening. Taking

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you back to last night, what a night we had here in this stadium on day

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one. Mo Farah's 10,000 metre victory was special. An incredible race.

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Adding to his global haul making it ten medals now, ten golds, of

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course. The morning after the night before who do you really want to

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talk -- Brendan Foster, of course, but let's remind you how he did it.

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In front of his home crowd in the city he knows so well, the city that

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he loves. The track that set him on this brilliant journey. It's never

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been as quick as this. It's never been as hard as this. This is

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phenomenal racing. The British best. He is a one man world superpower!

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It's gold for Farah! Congratulations. That was a

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fantastic performance last night. It was a pleasure to be there. Early

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part of the race, it's going reasonably quickly. You are kind of

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guessing there was going to be pace-making, did you, because you

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were close, you normally go to the back. Yes, I was pretty close this

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year, I knew something was going to happen because the last ten years

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they've been saying how they're going to beat me and what they need

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to do. They never follow. Now fair play to them, they followed this

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year and made it one of the toughest championships of my career. I

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suppose you concentrate on running lap after lap and you were busy

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doing this. I am telling people, I have the whole nation behind me,

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what do you have to help me out. 3,000 to go, were you beginning to

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hurt then? I was hurting. 3,000 metres I was hurting, I was tired

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and there was a lot of stuff, a lot of elbows, physically that race was

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a bit crazy. At which point, when you went to the front, a couple of

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laps to go, that was going to be your race then? That was going to be

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my race. 800 metres to go, nearly got a couple of trips, from that

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point I was like, they are not going fast enough to beat me, try to just

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control it where you feel good and where you have something left for

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the last lap and go for it, that was always my plan. When you crossed the

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line, tell us. It was beautiful, I really enjoyed it. That one moment

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can't be forgotten. It won't be forgotten, Mo, it was a great race.

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No matter what, a big race in a few days' time? If I believe enough,

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it's possible. Do you believe it enough? Yeah. Physically are you OK?

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You have a few scratches, wounds. A few bruises, have to take care of

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it, I have to rest and get ready and whatever happens, happens, it's a

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new race. Nice specs by the way, Mo Farah!

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Loving those! Tonight it's another legend of the sport, THE legend of

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the sport. Usain Bolt to take centre stage.

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You don't want to miss that. Join us for that this evening. A quick recap

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on things that happened here. We have put the heptathlon to bed for

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now. The 80 metres, the British men, all making it through -- 800.

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Langford was in the first of the British men to run and came through

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as a fastest loser. Well done to them. Sophie Hitchin, with that

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fantastic 73. 05 making it through in the hammer. Easily, one throw,

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job done. Great to see her. I am optimistic for her in the final.

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Good morning's action, long enough for you? Everyone ready for lunch? I

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want you all back here after the afternoon nap, fresh and ready to

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go. 6. 30pm we will be back here on BBC One. Tonight really is going to

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be an incredible evening. A super Saturday to beat them all. Usain

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Bolt appearing on the track in a major championship for the very last

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time. We know you want to join us, see you at 6. 30 on BBC One.

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It's gold for Usain Bolt! He has done it again! A new world record.

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Gabby Logan introduces comprehensive coverage of the second day's action at the World Championships as Katarina Johnson-Thompson begins her bid to succeed the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill as champion.

The 24-year-old has yet to turn her immense promise into major outdoor medals, but she has benefited from a move to France and set a personal best of 6,691 points in the run-up to these World Championships. She expects to make a strong start in the sprint hurdles and high jump. Nonetheless, more athletes have emerged to fill the void left by the retired Ennis-Hill and Brianne Theisen-Eaton, and Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam recently became the first heptathlete in a decade to score more than 7,000 points.

There are plenty of other Brits in action, including European indoor champion Asha Philip in the women's 100m first round, Olympic finalist Matthew Hudson-Smith in the men's 400m heats and Rio 2016 bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon in hammer qualification.

The commentary team is led by Steve Cram, with expert analysis from Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson.