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Day 4, Part 1

Action from day four. Can former ballet dancer Sophie Hitchon become Britain's first hammer thrower, male or female, to earn a podium finish at a World Championships?


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In a few hours, Scotland's Laura Muir will run three and three

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quarters laps of this track in a bid to become the first British woman

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ever to win the 1500 metres in a World Championships.

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COMMENTATOR: Laura Muir were doing what she does best. People ask me

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what it's like to be a distance runner. For me, the powerful balance

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between the physical and mental process of what running is all about

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is best summed up by these words. With every step you tread, and every

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breath you take, determination makes you run. Never stop. Got to win. Got

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to run until you drop. Keep the pace, hold the race. I've got to

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keep running the course. I've got to keep running, and win at all cost.

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I've got to keep going. Be strong. Must be so determined and push

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myself off. Run on and on. Run on and on. We all love a bit of iron

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maiden. # I've got to keep running

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# And win at all cost # I've got to keep going

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# So determined to push myself on. Paula is hiding in home work corner

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tonight, not because we have just found out what is on her playlist.

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Michael was very surprised to hear a bit of iron maiden there. We thought

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perhaps she propelled herself to the top with a bit of Police, but no!

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Steve Backley and Denise are in the house tonight to kick things off on

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day four. We are already here. It feels as though we've packed in a

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lot of athletics into the four days. It's really given us a lot to talk

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about, a lot to think about, some great performance. What has been

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your highlight so far? The crowd has been fantastic. It has changed the

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World Championships. I have been across the field events, and last

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night's controversial victory for Tom Walshe of New Zealand. One of

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the most popular guys on the circuit, and for him to take gold

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was fantastic. We will look back on that, because as you say, very

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controversial. Denise? I think it is because it is a World Championships,

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it's how you are going to conduct it. These championships have been so

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well organised. There's been a lot to fit in. But the ticket sales, the

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crowds, we've seen a lot of young children here. It's been a real

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family occasion, and very much athlete centred. So many people who

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couldn't get tickets for the Olympics five years ago got

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themselves here to experience this incredible stadium. It is not a

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white elephant. That is the amazing thing. The regeneration that was

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promised of this area has happened. When you see the apartments,

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the shopping centres, everything is busy and people are having a great

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time. The first session in Moscow four years ago had 1500 people in

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the crowd. There were 60,000 here. The timetable has been fantastic.

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Kicking off with Mo Farah on the Friday night was a great idea. Yes,

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it's how you get good audiences, how we get people through the door, and

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that makes it happens. There is no dull night, there is no poor ticket,

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as you will see tonight. Here's what's coming up. We will see

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Britain's Laura Muir bid for a medal in the women's 1500 metres, in a

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contest the papers have called the race of the championships. Reigning

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Olympic 800 metre champion Caster Semenya is among a host of

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contenders. Britain's Olympic bronze medallist, Sophie Hitchon, will look

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to add a medal in the hammer final. Wayde van Niekerk is attempting to

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do the 200-400 double here in London. He is in the heats tonight.

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Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake also goes in those 200 metre heats. He has run

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inside the world's Tom ten this year. In the women's 400 metre

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hurdles heats, the Americans are the ones to watch. Amy Doyle will also

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be in hurdles action. The British team captain is a former European

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champions. Reigning Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen is going for a

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third consecutive gold in the women's triple jump. America's

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Alison Phoenix also knows a bit about World Championship medals. The

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ninth time world champion races in the semifinals tonight. Aries

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Merritt is bidding for more glory in the hurdles, having won gold in this

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very stadium in 2012. Omar McLeod is the man to beat. The Jamaican 12016

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Rio gold, and has been the standout performer this year.

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So the action kicks off on the track with the men's 200 metres heats.

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Wayde van Niekerk is back on the track again. That is at 6:30pm.

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The evening concludes with a red-hot 1500 metre final. That is being

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billed as one of the finals, if not the final of the championship. So

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loaded with incredible talent. The crowd building up nicely. It is

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Monday evening. It is incredible to get people out here on a Monday

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evening, jigging! There are the athletes getting involved. It really

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is fantastic. Amazing to do that just before your medal ceremony.

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That's what it's all about. It's fun, it's entertainment, and it's

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about beer as well, clearly! It extends beyond the arena, right out

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into the park, the Westfield shopping centre. There's athletics

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fans everywhere. It's fantastic, everything we wanted. And the hotel

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is just a stone's throw from here. A stone's throw for Steve, anyway! We

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go back after in the evening, and everybody is talking about the

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performances. Some people have years of knowledge, some people are new to

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it. But you want that blend of knowledge. Yes, and it really helps

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performances. If you walk into an empty stadium for qualifying, it

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doesn't feel great. Coming here with 60,000 people in any session it

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feels like it's completely different. Katarina Stefanidi, the

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Olympic champion of Greece, won the World Championships last night. She

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was absolutely fantastic. She is one of those polled halters her run up,

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she has such confidence. With her placement, you really believe in

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her. The keyword is consistency. Stefanidi is really consistent. Her

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worst is still really very good. That breeds a level of consistency,

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confidence and stability. She can deliver under pressure. She did last

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night. She gets it right when it matters. It is hard to be a

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favourite, but still come through and win. She continues to be

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dominant. She hasn't gone over five metres yet. She is seventh on the

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world list. Sandi Morris, who jumped last night, is higher than her. She

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went for 5.02 last night, and Jelena Isinbayeva has the world record. I

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think the point is, consistency. The takeaway for any aspiring jumper,

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Thrower, anyone, being consistent really sets you up for handling that

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pressure well. It has been a rich pot of talent coming out of Greece

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as well. Is it one of those things where you get a champion and people

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start following an event, and it attracts more. Absolutely right. We

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have seen it in different events. The most obvious one is the middle

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distance era in the 80s in Britain. And the javelin in Germany now. The

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guys who are top three in the world are all German. You aspire to be the

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best in the world in your country, and you go through the ranks. There

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she is, just about to come onto the rostrum. Let's have a look at Holly

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Bradshaw from Great Britain, who came here with great confidence from

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her British record last year. What happened last night that meant she

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didn't get the podium? She is a great performer. I think the wind

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was an issue. They had a strategy. Getting it right at Champs is a

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precarious business. That was a third time clearance. Under

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pressure, she really responded well and showed us what a brilliant

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pressure jumper she is. 4.65 is the same height that went on to get a

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bronze medal. If she had cleared that first time, she would have got

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a medal. That is so close. That's why she was so distraught. Under

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pressure here, waiting for the wind. I think she got a bit distracted.

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She was over that and came down on it. If she had cleared that 4.65

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sooner, what that would have done to her as a performer, you cannot

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underestimate the confidence that would have given her going forward.

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Agreed. She has experience. She has been in major championships before.

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I wanted her to do it and I know she wanted it more than anything in the

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world last night, but it wasn't to be. More painful because it was so

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close. It would have been lovely to see her in this medal ceremony, but

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sport is brutal. It is, but you have to keep the faith, trust in your

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team and your ability, and let that hope and the reason why you got into

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athletics still shine. Not give up. Hopefully it spurs her on to bigger

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and better things. There is the head of European athletics. I hope it

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really inspires her. If she goes away from this knowing she can do

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it... She has jumped 4.81 this year. Two British records. It's been a

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good summer for Holly Bradshaw. It's been great for Stefanidi. Olympic

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and now World Championship. Steve, does she have the potential

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to dominate in the way Isinbayeva did? In terms of medal haul,

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absolutely. She has learned the knack. Sandi Morris is a better

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jumper in terms of lifetime bests and it's a good lesson to everyone,

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get it right when it matters. We saw that last year in Brazil.

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Absolutely. Maybe she can go on to jump five metres but well she is

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winning global world titles, she's doing OK. Congratulations to her. We

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need to talk about the men's shot put competition last night. It

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looked like it was the that love the Americans. Tom Walsh is one of the

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most popular guys on the circuit so before we get into the controversy

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we should talk about him first. Yes, he was in a daze, I don't think he

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could believe it. He's a really nice guy, down-to-earth with a big smile

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on his face as you can imagine. It wasn't expecting to win and that

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creates a nice story. Let's look at his throat here. He took the lead,

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this wasn't the eventual winning throw. It took the lead at the

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halfway stage so he was in contention right the way through the

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competition. Not the biggest man, still a big man. He could still make

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it onto the front row for the all Blacks! He probably could! But he

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was taking on Joe Kovacs, the reigning world champion. But there

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was controversy and we will have a look in a moment at those throws,

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but first let's look at the medal ceremony and the New Zealand anthem.

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This very international World Championships now, 11 golds from ten

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nations which is incredible. It shows the depth of athletics going

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round the world. It obviously varies from continent to continent and

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where they emphasise the events but it is great. I remember having the

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debate with Sebastien Coe in Zurich off air, which is the most global

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sport, football or athletics, and he was arguing the case for athletics.

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When you see the spread of medals it is very accessible sport. In the

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men's long jump there were five continents represented in 12

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athletes. It's not only 205 countries competing here but the

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finals are going across the board and this is a good example again.

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American dominance in the past. Joe Kovacs, the previous champion. And

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here he is. What a great applause for him. And again, that's why we

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love coming to London. Because the crowd and spectators are so

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knowledgeable. It's great. Ladies and gentlemen, the national

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anthem of New Zealand. Very strange to hear in New Zealand

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anthem and not see a haka beforehand! It had its controversy

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and its drama, so Steve, explain what happened because we were

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sitting here saying we couldn't see with the naked eye. We saw the

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Olympic champion, Crouser. Where he extends at the beginning of the

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line-up, rotational throw, he's a tall man, but the red flag goes up.

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His left heel touches outside the circle. The official is Eagle eyed,

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he has clocked that. He doesn't foul at the front, which is typically

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where the infringement would happen. It is at the back. He's already

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celebrating because it is way over 22 metres. It would have possibly

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challenged for the gold medal. That's a big call, isn't it, because

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you can hardly see it. I don't remember seeing that before but it

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is a foul. You exit the circle made throw, it is a foul. Joe Kovacs,

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this is slightly different, at the front of the circle but slightly

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unusual. You will see him celebrating, slightly more animated.

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Look at the left foot. This is during the throw. He doesn't foul in

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the recovery, he does it during the throw, really unusual. He probably

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would have felt that what his reaction was priceless, he hit the

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roof. The best throw of the competition was for Tom Walsh. The

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controversy had gone on. He maybe had a covered anyway you could say,

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I would like to say, and victory to extend dashed she was already in the

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lead. That wrapped it up for the big Kiwi. There has been a few moments

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of controversy, some surprises and a few

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upsets, and Tori Bowie caused one of them. Yes, a big upset. Tori Bowie,

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I think it was fantastic to see her come through. The bridesmaid last

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year at the Olympics but delivered when it really mattered by the

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narrowest of margins. It was an incredible throw of the body across

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the line. Really just a thrilling end to that race. While we were all

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taking our breath mid-race, but Elaine Thompson was disappearing.

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Yes, as Michael alluded to, when she came out of the blocks she almost

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seemed to stumble and go backwards. Very disappointing to see. I think

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an anti-climax really. She had looked good through the heat and

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semis as well. A 100-metre double for the United States with Justin

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Gatlin the night before. And Bowie. A popular member of the American

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team and it is lovely to see her on the rostrum at last. She was part of

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the 4x100 team last year but this is really special. Ladies and

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gentlemen, the national anthem of the United States of America.

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Bowie of the USA takes her gold medal for the 100m. And it is

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disappointment for Jamaica because by now they would have expected one

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or two if they were honest. Nothing yet, it is Jamaican sprinting

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heading into a down period or is it too early to say? I think it is too

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early to say but the contest between the USA and Jamaica has been raging

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for years. It seems the USA are on top but again, look at the spread of

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medals there. It is really fantastic. Let's have a little look

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at the 100m from last night. You can see Bowie, but her competitor has an

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explosive start. Bowie starts to come through at this point but look

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how close it is at this line. And if she'd dipped, it may well have been

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her. Is racing on your own sometimes like that an advantage? It is, but

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if you think about Schippers, who was out of the action just focusing

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in her own lane, that helped to secure the bronze medal. When she is

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close in the action she gets tight and great bronze medal for the

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Netherlands there. We have touched on the point the table is really

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well spread. It is showing you how truly global the sport is, Steve. It

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is, and I'm sure that will roll on through this week. That race was

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fascinating, the United States with two gold medals, because the shape

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of the race was almost identical to the men's. I have sat on the

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finishing line with the commentary team obviously, and in lane seven

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they look behind, and then shutting down over the last five metres as

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Tori Bowie did there. The Americans going strong, two gold medals in the

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sprints, does that convert into the jumps? It didn't in the long jump,

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did it? No, but it gets shared around. Let's just hope for a few

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more British medals. Tonight obviously there are possibilities

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with Laura Muir and Sophie Hitchon. The action is about to start and

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it's the 200m, the men's 200m heats so let's get down there. Deed crown.

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Good evening everybody and a great evening in store and we begin with

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the sprinters. There is Yohan Blake. The two top ranked men in the 200m

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are Isaac Makwala and Usain Bolt decided not to run. Seven heats, top

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three and then the fastest losers through to the semifinal on

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Wednesday. This is how the first one lines up.

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The very good young talent from Japan on the outside. The conditions

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this evening not bad. The sun came out briefly around about five

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o'clock but it has cooled off a little. Rumours of a thunderstorm

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later on. Let's hope not. So Sani Brown of Japan, the 18-year-old who

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looked very good in qualifying, not so good in the semi. Blake, a

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silver-medallist in this event behind Usain Bolt in 2012 in this

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event. 9.97 this year, has gone under 20 seconds. Baloyes, it will

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be interesting to see if he can produce anything like his best here.

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Many of the athletes get qualifying times, but not his. If we don't see

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them regularly on the circuit, sometimes the times are not matched

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here, including Smith. He ran in 20.25 in Lexington in May, and not

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much since then to be fair. Its first three, so not too

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difficult for the good guys. I think Blake, also the former Jamaican now

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running for Switzerland. Almost a full house already. Blake

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gets away well, so does Wilson, but Sammy Brown starting well. Smith is

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trying to get on terms. Only the top three go through. It's going to be

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very tight. Blake, Brown, then Wilson. Just about following the

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form book. When you look at the 100 metres and an American one, too,

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Bolton not getting up there, just outside the medals, he's still

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running very well. He's got to be positive about this 200 metres. He

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needs to be positive about this 200 metres. He doesn't run many, just

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the Jamaican Championships. I even saw Usain Bolt's jaw drop at the

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first 100 metres. Look at Johann Blake's shoelace. It's an done. I

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don't know why he forgot to do that. The American 100 meter ran a lot

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slower than Blake. Tie your laces, guys! Isn't that what your coach

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tells you? He looks very controlled, though. Tries to just coast around

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that bend, then he just goes flat out down the home straight. That's

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what got him to that incredible time of 19.26 back in 2011. There he is,

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Yohan Blake. 20.3 nine. Nowhere near that fast. Sani Brown continues his

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education. And Alex Wilson, the other qualifier. The fastest loser

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spots, that may not be fast enough. I wish I looked as relaxed as Yohan

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Blake when I ran! Sophie Hitchon has got a job to do tonight. She is

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looking good. I know her coach is trying to take the pressure away.

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Are you confident she can do well? I am. I saw her this morning. I was

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out for a jog, and I bumped into her. A mile north of here, walking

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towards the stadium, around 10:45am. That shows how long the day was. I

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am seeing a pattern. You bumped into Tom Walsh last light, Sophie Hitchon

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now... Maybe that is a tall order, because the field is very strong.

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But last year in Rio she was sensational. Let's have a look at

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that throw. This is her in Rio. Last round, British record, winding up.

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The rhythm of that is what she has to find tonight. Talents,

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coordination and stability. You can't fire a cannon from a canoe!

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That centre axis is like the turning moment of an orbit. Those arms have

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to stay long. The force pulling her away from that centreline. The knees

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are highly flexed. That is the low point at the back and the orbit I'm

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talking about. Her centre of gravity moves upwards. That high point of

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release at the end. Retaining that balance, and the power released up

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into that hammer. Four turns, balance and rhythm are key tonight.

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If she can get that right, she can do well. Is for turns the average?

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Fall would be the typical. If you go into quick, you decelerate and you

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get no power. A lot of nerves. Retaining that balance is key. Huge

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forces. Retaining that length down the hammer. If you shorten it at the

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key moment, you lose the speed. You were impressed last year in Rio with

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her mentality and her competition head. It was her second Olympic

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Games, but her first real chance of getting up there, and knowing she

:35:47.:35:51.

had a real chance on the last throw, and maintain that composure. When

:35:52.:35:56.

you watch athletes coming through the ranks, you say, you've got

:35:57.:36:01.

talent, that how do you learn, and how'd you learn from mistakes? We

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saw those lessons learned coming to fruition. She was so com posed. She

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breaks records year in, year out. That is why there was a quiet

:36:15.:36:18.

confidence among the team that she can deliver tonight. The maturity

:36:19.:36:28.

and the attention to detail she has is great. Let's look at her

:36:29.:36:31.

qualifying throw from the other night in just a moment. But first,

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the second of the 200 metre heats. Those lights look fantastic.

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Sparkling just like the athletes were on the track.

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COMMENTATOR: That is how they line up in the second heat for the men's

:36:48.:36:49.

200 metres. There is Rachid Dwyer, who won the

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Commonwealth title in Glasgow a few years ago. King was fourth in the US

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trials behind Ameer Webb and Christian Coleman. Coleman not

:37:20.:37:28.

electing to run the 200 metres here. His team decided he needed to focus

:37:29.:37:35.

on the 100. The young Kenyan ran in the 100. Richards, one of seven men

:37:36.:37:48.

to have got below 20 seconds this season. Ran well in Kentucky. Under

:37:49.:37:52.

the University of Alabama. Noise at the moment for the triple

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jump continuing. Seven heats in total. This is the second of them.

:38:38.:38:54.

Richards away very quickly. Already passed Otuonye on the outside. King

:38:55.:39:04.

of the US outside, and the wire. Richard is leading them into the

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home straight. A quick run from Richards. 20.06. King and the wire a

:39:13.:39:27.

long way behind. Very, very fast. He is not too far away from that 20.05

:39:28.:39:35.

Richards the first man to really fly in this 200 metres. You describe

:39:36.:39:42.

that perfectly. He was flying from the very beginning. Really stepped

:39:43.:39:49.

up in the first 15 or 20 metres. Hurtled past the fields, and just

:39:50.:39:55.

kept focused. Glanced in there with that cheeky look to his right hand

:39:56.:40:00.

side. He must be thinking at this stage, where is everybody? When you

:40:01.:40:06.

are running 20.05 in a heat, there's not going to be many people around

:40:07.:40:12.

you. Off this turn, that is the important it, to come into that full

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stride length. Knees up and pump hard. That's what he does, but he's

:40:18.:40:23.

glancing going, am I going that quickly? I can't believe it. An easy

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heat. He made that look easy. He didn't exactly ease off. Richards,

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very impressive. He's the defending champion,

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two-time Olympic champion, love this stadium in London, loves being in

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the UK. Christian Taylor. Remember that world title he won in Beijing?

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Almost a world record. The task it is to go beyond 17 metres.

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He is always beautiful to watch. That was very easy indeed. We will

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be looking at something more like 18 metres come the final. He can go

:41:16.:41:20.

home and have an early dinner! Well over 17 metres. He has been in great

:41:21.:41:27.

form this year. Triple jump favourite, as he has been for the

:41:28.:41:34.

past few years. The Shard oh taking him on. Nicely on the board. He is

:41:35.:41:42.

always technically good, Taylor, and full of confidence this season. He's

:41:43.:41:47.

not worried about the distance. Just wait for it to officially come up.

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Safely qualifying. STUDIO: That world record, 18.29,

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held by Jonathan Edwards for 22 years now. Every year we have said

:42:04.:42:07.

that it feels like it's getting closer. We know that Sophie Hitchon

:42:08.:42:13.

is in action tonight in the hammer final. She qualified with one throw

:42:14.:42:17.

the other night, looking incredibly relaxed. An easy qualification. And

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I think Sophie needs the pressure of a championship. At the British trial

:42:27.:42:31.

she looked out of sorts. The older you get... She is still mid-20s and

:42:32.:42:37.

has many years to come, but she has been competing enough now that she

:42:38.:42:42.

needs the impetus of the pressure of a world champs. She responds when

:42:43.:42:47.

the pressure is on. I think that will happen here. She struggles a

:42:48.:42:53.

bit at the smaller meetings. Here is Sophie in qualification. No one had

:42:54.:42:57.

gone beyond the qualifying, so she is very much in charge of the

:42:58.:43:03.

competition here. Popped it out to make automatic qualifying. That's

:43:04.:43:09.

the way to do it. Confidence is such a big factor. I'm looking to see how

:43:10.:43:13.

she responds when the pressure builds tonight. When you get your

:43:14.:43:18.

first global medal, it does change you and affect the way you think

:43:19.:43:23.

about things and how you approach your sport. It is that confidence.

:43:24.:43:28.

She wants to be in this arena. And others are looking at her. Not only

:43:29.:43:33.

does she puff her chest out and think, I am the one who can medal,

:43:34.:43:40.

but others look at her as well. And that really does affect you. I'm

:43:41.:43:44.

really looking forward to that competition. She really looks like a

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star. Yes, and she eggs youths that. The way she walked into the circle,

:43:52.:43:58.

the way she conducts herself. It is majestic. It is heat three of the

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men's 200 metres. Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa, world record holder

:44:07.:44:12.

and Olympic champion is aiming to do the 200-400 double, and has six

:44:13.:44:21.

races. Yes, and it is a tough ask. He wants to get through the races as

:44:22.:44:29.

quick as possible. And Makwala is trying to do exactly the same thing,

:44:30.:44:36.

his rival in the 200 and the 400, from Botswana. Daniel Talbot is

:44:37.:44:46.

outside of van Niekerk. What a race Talbot ran, got himself into the

:44:47.:44:51.

team with a new personal best. Did very well in Rio last year, getting

:44:52.:44:59.

into the semifinal. This is very interesting, because Alonso Edward,

:45:00.:45:05.

former silver medallist in 2009, is back in lane three. I don't think

:45:06.:45:10.

the danger will come from here, though. Volko may well be an issue

:45:11.:45:17.

for Daniel Talbot, who enjoys the applause of this huge crowd in here.

:45:18.:45:21.

I'm sure they will do the same fault Wayde van Niekerk. A new personal

:45:22.:45:33.

best, 19.84. He has done that twice before. There is Volko. Could well

:45:34.:45:40.

seize a personal best over 200 metres. And Da Silva. 20.15 in the

:45:41.:45:49.

Brazilian Junior Championships. His last race was over 400 metres. It's

:45:50.:45:55.

rumoured he picked up a bit of an injury after that. He ran in

:45:56.:45:57.

Switzerland as well. Da Silva's hobby includes Samba

:45:58.:46:20.

dancing, like Andrew Cotter. Fastest loser spots available but I really

:46:21.:46:25.

don't think Danny Tolbert will be thinking about anything other than

:46:26.:46:29.

top three. He knows Wayde van Niekerk won't run this flat-out or

:46:30.:46:37.

try to cruise through here, Danny can't afford that luxury. Ellis of

:46:38.:46:44.

Barbados in lane six as well, need to watch him. Danny Tolbert gets a

:46:45.:46:56.

pretty good start. Danny is on a good bend, as he normally has. So

:46:57.:47:07.

Talbot is facing van Niekerk. Actually Danny wins it, and a new

:47:08.:47:17.

personal best. Wow, Danny Talbot. That is a new personal best, and

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Danny Talbot 20.16 moves him above Marlon Devenish, Julian Golding on

:47:27.:47:35.

the UK all-time list. And he was easing up. Once you are in the full

:47:36.:47:42.

flow and they started looking at van Niekerk, and by winning that will

:47:43.:47:45.

affect the lane draw in the next round. Boy oh boy, wasn't that a

:47:46.:47:55.

great impression that Danny set for all of the other British athletes in

:47:56.:48:01.

this event. If anyone wanted to believe what's capable, Danny has

:48:02.:48:06.

shown you, hasn't he? Hard-working this season and he's getting his

:48:07.:48:12.

just rewards. We were wondering what he would do. He comes here, bang

:48:13.:48:23.

bang bang. I cannot believe, Colin. I know we are sitting beside and the

:48:24.:48:28.

camera favours this side, they have given it to van Niekerk by one

:48:29.:48:47.

thousandth of a second. I thought Danny got it. That shoulder will

:48:48.:48:53.

have got it for him. I think that's exactly right, Steve, let's have a

:48:54.:49:01.

look. It is close enough. Anyway, it was close. He has a new personal

:49:02.:49:07.

best. He is with Phil. Danny I think you thought you had

:49:08.:49:13.

won that as well. Yes, but I got through and that's what it's all

:49:14.:49:17.

about. Were you aware of the time when you crossed the line? No, I'm

:49:18.:49:22.

not interested in times. It is nice to know I have got a personal best

:49:23.:49:27.

but this isn't about times. What about the reception you received on

:49:28.:49:32.

how much did it inspire you? Amazing, I felt really good today,

:49:33.:49:36.

the warm up was really nice and I felt in the best shape of my life.

:49:37.:49:44.

To get the lift from the crowd as well, it's really nice. And can we

:49:45.:49:50.

ask what more to come? The only thing in my control as I have to

:49:51.:49:54.

recover properly, a rest day tomorrow and recover again. I don't

:49:55.:50:02.

like to plan too far ahead. Thank you. Wasn't it a good, nice

:50:03.:50:06.

and balanced run by both of these athletes. Van Niekerk is enjoying

:50:07.:50:13.

his running this year. Great over the 200m as well. Giving that cheeky

:50:14.:50:21.

look there. Danny glances at him and says I can be as easy as you as

:50:22.:50:26.

well. Good competition, that is what you like to see. Well run,

:50:27.:50:39.

gentlemen. 20.16. He didn't have to worry about the lesser placings.

:50:40.:50:47.

Third actually went to Volko. Despite the season 's best, that is

:50:48.:50:51.

a fastest loser spots but we still have another four races.

:50:52.:50:57.

I would say we might have an anxious wait, it might be a forlorn one.

:50:58.:51:09.

Great Britain's Nathan Fox, and we have already seen Taylor go beyond

:51:10.:51:12.

the automatic qualification of 70 metres exactly. Nathan Fox would be

:51:13.:51:21.

no -- would need a new lifetime best to make it to the final. Fox, first

:51:22.:51:30.

round. High on the hop. Lost a bit of speed through the phases there.

:51:31.:51:39.

It is good on the board, let's pick out the positives of this. Just

:51:40.:51:43.

popped up and he has to come down hard, and then he's fighting to

:51:44.:51:48.

retain any speed across the ground. It's over 16 metres. The

:51:49.:51:53.

26-year-old, sixth in the Commonwealth Games, probably his

:51:54.:51:58.

most notable performance to date. You can see high forces there. When

:51:59.:52:03.

the triple jumpers get it right they just skip across the ground. 16.27,

:52:04.:52:10.

in eighth place in the first round. So Sophie Hitchon, this is just the

:52:11.:52:18.

warm up so stand easy. She's just trying to build a rhythm, find the

:52:19.:52:22.

positions she has primed thousands of times across all of the work that

:52:23.:52:29.

goes into this. So slightly slower. They do three turns I think, she

:52:30.:52:36.

will have four. Just below 70 metres and that is further than she has

:52:37.:52:40.

thrown in some competitions this year, easily in warm up. That bodes

:52:41.:52:46.

really well and sets her up nicely. Onto the heats in the men's 200m.

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Web, the US champion. Read the American champion isn't among the

:53:03.:53:09.

fastest in the world, but 11 men have quicker times this year than

:53:10.:53:15.

Webb. Varies Guliyev, now competes for

:53:16.:53:29.

Turkey. Lemaitre in 2011 was running very

:53:30.:53:46.

quick times, sold 11.20. So a mere web goes on the inside. --

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Ameer Webb. So the four on the inside will be

:54:08.:54:50.

the strength in this race. A good run from the Ivory Coast, but

:54:51.:54:56.

Lemaitre, and this might be a tight race. Ameer Webb, looking across to

:54:57.:55:11.

Guliyev. Guliyev looks strong, he has done for a few seasons now.

:55:12.:55:17.

Moved to Turkey for the better facilities there. 20.16, so exactly

:55:18.:55:24.

the same time as the previous heat, the time of van Niekerk. And Danny

:55:25.:55:35.

Talbot. Yes, Guliyev had a nice controlled race. Doesn't get the

:55:36.:55:40.

best of the starts. He's trying to control the bend, as he comes into

:55:41.:55:47.

the transition. Tracking quite tight which will throw him out further in

:55:48.:55:51.

the lane but he's so controlled that he does it really well and he's not

:55:52.:55:58.

working too hard. This is turning out to be a very interesting first

:55:59.:56:04.

round already. Good times. What I found interesting is when you see

:56:05.:56:08.

Danny Talbot as well, you can most go more quickly when you are

:56:09.:56:13.

relaxed, when you know you are qualifying and not straining. Yes,

:56:14.:56:16.

you don't want to cause any tension whatsoever. Guliyev looks like he's

:56:17.:56:25.

literally out for a Sunday stroll. This is a mouthwatering competition.

:56:26.:56:36.

Here is Ameer Webb, US champion. Working harder than Guliyev, that's

:56:37.:56:43.

for sure. But he's through and that's the most important thing.

:56:44.:56:55.

This is Will Claye, seen his team-mate Taylor go through

:56:56.:57:08.

automatic qualification. Will Claye, maybe in casual mode. The US

:57:09.:57:16.

champion. Capable of going beyond 17 metres but he is shy of it so maybe

:57:17.:57:21.

a bit too casual for the Olympic medallist from Rio last year. Two

:57:22.:57:27.

Olympic silver medals in succession. He has played second fiddle to

:57:28.:57:35.

Christian Taylor a bunch of times. So Will Claye, waiting for his

:57:36.:57:43.

measurement. It is only qualification, top 12 to go through

:57:44.:57:53.

to the final. Will Claye, 16.95, in fifth place.

:57:54.:57:55.

Christian it is always great to see you and I know London has a special

:57:56.:57:58.

place in your heart for many reasons and it's great to get the job done

:57:59.:58:05.

so easily, I'm sure. Thanks, it's great to be back, great memories in

:58:06.:58:09.

the stadium. Now it's all about having fun. I wonder where you feel

:58:10.:58:16.

right now in terms of that record and whether it is within your reach.

:58:17.:58:23.

Is it something you are stretching for, ready to grab? Yes, we have

:58:24.:58:29.

done a phenomenal job to get this point. I know I am back in top

:58:30.:58:33.

shape. I love competition so whoever in the final it will be pushing. A

:58:34.:58:38.

big target on my back but I want to do something to make history. I will

:58:39.:58:43.

be the first person to defend a championship title and I am here to

:58:44.:58:49.

jump 18.30 plus. And this crowd will help. Absolutely, they were

:58:50.:58:55.

phenomenal already today. It's nice to have evening sessions with the

:58:56.:58:59.

crowd really getting into it soaks thank you for making me feel like an

:59:00.:59:04.

honorary Brit. I want to put on a phenomenal show for them. Thank you.

:59:05.:59:12.

There is the, cage ready for Sophie Hitchon and there shears, is, to

:59:13.:59:29.

throw this final. Anita Wlodarcyzk, the overwhelming favourite. Is the

:59:30.:59:36.

introductions to the athletes, to this massive crowd. This is going to

:59:37.:59:53.

be fun. Wlodarcyzk. And a big roar for Sophie Hitchon. Looking relaxed.

:59:54.:00:00.

That is looking good for Sophie. Good warm-ups, good qualification.

:00:01.:00:05.

She is healthy. We can see the other athletes, the other contenders.

:00:06.:00:15.

There is Zhang. Has that pedigree not been on top form this year?

:00:16.:00:29.

Klaas of Germany. She will need to improve on her PB to get amongst it.

:00:30.:00:38.

There is Wang. A highly competitive field for Sophie to contend with.

:00:39.:00:44.

The first use of this evening, Isaac Makwala, the world number one in 200

:00:45.:00:50.

metres, the man who will be taking on Wayde van Niekerk, does not

:00:51.:00:55.

start. That means he's deciding that the 400 is going to take all of his

:00:56.:00:59.

attention tomorrow night, so it means he will be more rested to take

:01:00.:01:05.

on van Niekerk. So there is some mind games there. There is the lane

:01:06.:01:13.

he should have been in. Warren Weir on the outside. He loved this

:01:14.:01:20.

stadium back in 2012. Jamaican one, two and three. The other guys didn't

:01:21.:01:23.

realise Weir had come third until he came around. Greaux, we have seen

:01:24.:01:37.

his team-mate run very fast. Now we have Dodson. Really looking forward

:01:38.:01:50.

to seeing Tortu run. The Olympic junior champion at 200 metres. Then

:01:51.:02:00.

we have Siame, and then Jammeh on the inside. He is a real talent,

:02:01.:02:06.

only just turned 19. He will now think he has a great chance of going

:02:07.:02:11.

through here. Only seven athletes anyway, and then with Makwala not

:02:12.:02:19.

lining up... Warren Weir, we would expect him to go through. Greaux as

:02:20.:02:27.

well. Tortu, the youngster, a big chance for him. Inexperienced in 200

:02:28.:02:33.

meter running. Warren Weir got left a little bit

:02:34.:02:49.

slow. Dodson started quickly in the blue on the inside. It is Siame who

:02:50.:02:59.

is leading it. Warren Weir really struggling. I think he's been run

:03:00.:03:10.

out of it. The 19-year-old thinking, did I get it? I think he did. Ahead

:03:11.:03:19.

of Warren Weir. Very, very tight. So Siame ran a very fast time, a new

:03:20.:03:26.

national record for him. Greaux we would expect to be up there. He's

:03:27.:03:32.

finished second. And it is Tortu who has got their ahead of Warren Weir.

:03:33.:03:39.

Very good to see for the young Italian. Italy has great history in

:03:40.:03:45.

this event. A former world record-holder, held the record for a

:03:46.:03:50.

long time. Italy has good heritage in this event. The big surprise for

:03:51.:03:55.

us is Warren Weir. Really struggling there. What does that sign for us

:03:56.:04:03.

for their 4x100 team? I'm processing the Makwala thing as well. If he

:04:04.:04:08.

declared, which he obviously did because he was drawn in a heat, you

:04:09.:04:13.

cannot come back and compete in the 400 metres without a medical reason.

:04:14.:04:23.

The panel will decide. That will be an interesting challenge. A medical

:04:24.:04:32.

problem today and a miraculous recovery tomorrow? You know these

:04:33.:04:39.

athletes. It means Warren Weir will not go through as the fastest lewd.

:04:40.:04:45.

That's too slow. Tortu has taken one of the favourites out. Not sure

:04:46.:04:52.

whether Makwala will be here tomorrow. Another talking point.

:04:53.:04:58.

Women's hammer about to begin. The first throw of the competition is

:04:59.:05:02.

Hanna Malyshik. The dubious honour of getting the first mark out to set

:05:03.:05:07.

the pace. Clipped the cage on the right very slightly. Bang on the 70

:05:08.:05:15.

metre line. Sometimes athletes feel their way into a competition. Hammer

:05:16.:05:19.

tends to be one of those. Settle in, get rid of the nerves. This is all

:05:20.:05:26.

about timing and rhythm. Keep your arms long, get as much speed into

:05:27.:05:30.

the hammerhead as you can, get the timing right. They've done a little

:05:31.:05:35.

warm up, but this is serious business now. We will see how that

:05:36.:05:41.

involves. The leading mark in the first throw of this competition is

:05:42.:05:49.

69 metres. Just to give you a distance orientation, Sophie, 74

:05:50.:05:53.

metres. The rain starts to come down. This is really significant for

:05:54.:05:59.

Sophie and all the throwers. Hopefully just a small shower.

:06:00.:06:06.

Hammer throwers hate this. No spikes like a sprinter would have. Here is

:06:07.:06:15.

price. Sets herself up. A slightly flat orbit there. It means the

:06:16.:06:21.

hammer lands the way short of 70 metres. A 74 metre throw this year,

:06:22.:06:28.

so that is way down. The rain is coming down. Hope that doesn't

:06:29.:06:34.

become a factor. A slightly greasy circle underfoot is where it can

:06:35.:06:44.

impact. The next throw up is the very finest ever in women's hammer

:06:45.:06:50.

throwing. The most likely winner of all events in the preamble that so

:06:51.:07:01.

many people are speculating across all the events here. Wlodarczyk, a

:07:02.:07:05.

resounding favourite. Odds-on to take the gold. Her personal best of

:07:06.:07:11.

their at the end of last year, which she did after breaking the record in

:07:12.:07:18.

Rio. Olympic champion, Wlodarczyk. Slightly off-balance. That's not as

:07:19.:07:24.

good as she would have hoped for. The frown on the face. She opened up

:07:25.:07:32.

with 76 metres last year and went on to throw 82. Hits the cage hair.

:07:33.:07:38.

Doesn't look as comfortable as we've seen her. She's through close to the

:07:39.:07:43.

world record just over a week ago. I think the rain has become a factor

:07:44.:07:49.

in this first round. She does take the lead. I bumped into Sophie

:07:50.:07:56.

Hitchon this morning on her way into the stadium. A huge cheer in support

:07:57.:08:02.

of the British champion, the Olympic bronze medallist from Rio. She just

:08:03.:08:14.

had to words to say. She said, "I'm ready". Sophie Hitchon, round one.

:08:15.:08:19.

That's good. That will be over 70, I think. That is a big throw and a

:08:20.:08:28.

good start for Sophie. It will take the lead. That's what she wanted,

:08:29.:08:33.

just to get her rhythm in and get her balance orientated. She can

:08:34.:08:38.

build from there. She opened with a foul in Rio a year ago. Really good

:08:39.:08:49.

stuff. 71.47. Very early stages, but she goes into the lead. She will

:08:50.:08:53.

need more than that to contend for medals, I would suggest. You've got

:08:54.:09:01.

a crystal ball! I think that might be good enough. Let's see how the

:09:02.:09:06.

rain affects things. The rain makes it a little bit quicker. It affects

:09:07.:09:12.

the lining up of your head, your hips, your arms with the ball. If

:09:13.:09:17.

you start turning quicker than you can control, who knows what will

:09:18.:09:20.

happen? Down the other end of the stadium,

:09:21.:09:25.

they are getting ready for the six of seven first round heats for Great

:09:26.:09:33.

Britain. Tsar now Hughes go here. A pretty good lane for him. Chasing

:09:34.:09:38.

the man who got better as the 100 metres went on, and finished fifth

:09:39.:09:46.

in the 100, as he did in Rio. Hughes was fifth in the last World

:09:47.:09:52.

Championships. That is the cheer for him. A huge talent, and just 22.

:09:53.:10:07.

Tsakonas of Greece, seven times the Greek champion. Ali, a Sudanese

:10:08.:10:12.

citizen, but raised in Texas. And Millar, the 100-200 double in the

:10:13.:10:19.

New Zealand championships. All the quick men get a rugby jersey

:10:20.:10:33.

put on them very sharply in New Zealand. We saw Simbine. We didn't

:10:34.:10:41.

see Young of the United States. He only finished fifth in the US

:10:42.:10:43.

trials. The really go through automatically.

:10:44.:11:00.

Zharnel Hughes gets a roar from the crowd. A good run from Sakho lasts

:11:01.:11:09.

at the moment. -- Tsakonas. Hughes is being run out of the automatic

:11:10.:11:22.

qualifying. Tsakonas of Greece. Zharnel Hughes, what was his time?

:11:23.:11:35.

Needs to beat 20.58. I think it might be quick enough to go through

:11:36.:11:40.

as one of the fastest losers. There are three fastest losers, and it

:11:41.:11:44.

looks as though he's going to be OK. I was watching Zharnel. A really

:11:45.:11:55.

strong first round for them. Very competitive run. Glanced at the

:11:56.:11:58.

scoreboard, tries to see where everybody fielded. He is working

:11:59.:12:05.

hard to try and get himself in that position. Just trying to hold his

:12:06.:12:11.

form, but the Greek just comes in. When you are already tired, you are

:12:12.:12:16.

fatigued and you have a bit of lactic acid, very difficult to pick

:12:17.:12:20.

up your pace again. He's had his problem. Last year was nearly a

:12:21.:12:25.

total write off for the young man. But he's very young. Usain Bolt says

:12:26.:12:32.

he's extremely talented. Works hard. With that in mind, he's got his

:12:33.:12:40.

future. Zharnel, it is a waiting game for you now. You are in one of

:12:41.:12:45.

the fastest losers positions. Tell me about the race. I think I got off

:12:46.:12:53.

a little bit too slow. I tried to stay relaxed as much as possible in

:12:54.:12:57.

the home straight. As the fastest loser at the moment, it's looking

:12:58.:13:02.

good for you. Tell me what you are working on now for your day's gap.

:13:03.:13:11.

The rest is there. I'm healthy, so that is good for me. Today was like

:13:12.:13:19.

a warm up for me. Hopefully I get through for the semis, and I better

:13:20.:13:25.

myself. Let me ask you about comparing this experience to your

:13:26.:13:27.

previous World Championships, where you finished fifth in the final.

:13:28.:13:34.

This year has been difficult, because I have suffered with

:13:35.:13:37.

injuries all season. I've picked myself up nicely and I'm in good

:13:38.:13:49.

shape. I wish you well. Thank you. Hughes is the fastest of the fastest

:13:50.:13:57.

losers, so hopefully he will go through.

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STUDIO: We were discussing early on with Steve Backley the drama of that

:14:04.:14:09.

shot that competition last night. It was all built up with you and your

:14:10.:14:15.

team-mate, and the US, Kovacs, ended up with the silver. You did not get

:14:16.:14:23.

on to the rostrum at all. Had it been a legitimate throw, it would

:14:24.:14:28.

have won you the gold. We showed earlier on the shots of it and what

:14:29.:14:32.

we assumed the problem was the it and why it wasn't a legitimate

:14:33.:14:36.

throw. Look again at the footage and Teles where you believe this was a

:14:37.:14:44.

legitimate throw. The foul was called on the left foot. As I turned

:14:45.:14:50.

right there, they said I touched outside the ring. When I saw the red

:14:51.:14:57.

flag come up, I thought it was at the front of the ring on my left

:14:58.:15:03.

foot. In that instance on a through, that is where I go left of centre.

:15:04.:15:10.

Taw Hill that it -- to hear that it was called on that was a surprise.

:15:11.:15:15.

In the heat of the competition, that was a better throw. You think the

:15:16.:15:20.

Shadow proves that you foot didn't go out?

:15:21.:15:28.

Yes, it is hard to see at that angle. How do you keep your hopes

:15:29.:15:39.

alive? It is difficult. All we can do, we are really looking for a side

:15:40.:15:44.

view that will finalise it. We have a rear-view but not a true side view

:15:45.:15:52.

that would see under. If anyone was filming that last night from the

:15:53.:15:57.

side, get in touch! Can I ask a quick question, Ryan, wouldn't your

:15:58.:16:03.

foot be rising at that point? It shouldn't really be in contact with

:16:04.:16:10.

the metal strip around the ring. Exactly and my shoes are hard

:16:11.:16:13.

archers so they don't have any flex in them. Above the ball of the fort

:16:14.:16:19.

it is a solid piece of plastic inside so there is no flex, it is

:16:20.:16:24.

kind of a hard edge. Tough call, we have got to do what we can to

:16:25.:16:29.

hopefully ride it. Can you stay with us because we have the next heat of

:16:30.:16:36.

the men's 200m so we will take this and come right back to you.

:16:37.:16:40.

Interesting stuff, so Mitchell-Blake, the man

:16:41.:16:51.

from Newham, loving his opportunity to compete in front of the home

:16:52.:16:59.

crowd. Aaron Brown of Canada, very experienced even though he's only

:17:00.:17:06.

25. Clarence Munyai will be one to watch. No one in lane eight. Morris

:17:07.:17:16.

should have been there but he has not started. His quickest time

:17:17.:17:25.

outside of South Africa has been 20.03. Brown's personal-best is

:17:26.:17:34.

exactly 20 seconds where is Mitchell-Blake by contrast has

:17:35.:17:42.

already gone under 20. Based in the US, when his parents moved out

:17:43.:17:50.

there, but very much a London boy. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake in great

:17:51.:17:53.

form this year so he needs to run like Danny Talbot did. A brilliant

:17:54.:18:02.

performance from him. Hughes is the fastest loser at the moment. Only

:18:03.:18:19.

six athletes in this. So just concentrate and if you could win

:18:20.:18:25.

this that would be helpful and helps with the lane draws in the next

:18:26.:18:38.

round, where it gets really tough. Britain's second man of all time,

:18:39.:18:44.

Mitchell-Blake in this last heat. Doesn't get the best of starts. Also

:18:45.:18:51.

Munyai going very well indeed. The three of them pulling away, and

:18:52.:18:56.

Mitchell-Blake starting to come through. Backs off a little bit,

:18:57.:19:03.

Brown responds. It will be tight on the line, 20.09! Looking good,

:19:04.:19:11.

looking smooth, and he applauds the crowd because Nethaneel

:19:12.:19:14.

Mitchell-Blake knows he might be one of the outsiders but he will be

:19:15.:19:21.

thinking like that. This is nicely warming up, with two of the British

:19:22.:19:26.

athletes running very nicely indeed. Hughes is through as well so we will

:19:27.:19:32.

have three of them in the semifinal. We are waiting for the win to come

:19:33.:19:35.

up on the scoreboard. It is very close, I suspect it was Brown,

:19:36.:19:44.

Colin. I think so, we have been wrong. He didn't want to take any

:19:45.:19:49.

risks. Do it the way you know you can do it. Why play in this

:19:50.:19:56.

circumstance? Get yourself into the qualifying position, as Nathanial

:19:57.:19:59.

Mitchell Brown has done there. -- as Brown has done there.

:20:00.:20:37.

Back to this women's,. This is Wang of China, very capable. Sophie

:20:38.:20:42.

Hitchon is in the lead at the moment. That is a good throw from

:20:43.:20:50.

Wang, over 70 metres. There is your new leader. We are in the first

:20:51.:20:55.

round, it is the early stages and we talked about the athletes needing to

:20:56.:21:01.

find their rhythm. Tony miniature low coached Jessica Ennis-Hill, the

:21:02.:21:07.

Olympic champion, have you ever a hammer? I have thrown one but that

:21:08.:21:16.

was in the Northern league. The thing is how quickly they accelerate

:21:17.:21:20.

the ball. Just watch how the ball gets faster and faster with 50% of

:21:21.:21:25.

the speed being generated by the last one and a half terms. So Paul

:21:26.:21:36.

and have a potential successor, Kopron. That's decent as well. Good

:21:37.:21:44.

speed, and another throw around the 75-metre line and these will be

:21:45.:21:50.

significant distances, as we assess the challenge that will come from

:21:51.:22:02.

Sophie Hitchon. The event leader just shy of her personal best, 73.40

:22:03.:22:11.

one. But 74.76, Kopron goes into the lead. I talked about a potential

:22:12.:22:19.

successor, it would be if Wlodarczyk, the 22-year-old, can do

:22:20.:22:30.

just that it is this athlete, Anita Wlodarczyk stepping into the Hammer

:22:31.:22:40.

Circle for her second throw. 70.45 in her first throw and unusually

:22:41.:22:45.

finds herself in sixth place but she is way better than that, the world

:22:46.:22:49.

record holder of course. Round two of the Hammer. Wlodarczyk, quicker,

:22:50.:22:56.

more balanced. It is a much bigger throw. It is over 75 metres but it

:22:57.:23:07.

is a foul. That is very unusual for one of the most consistent athletes

:23:08.:23:12.

in the world. Let's look at this, she steps out. I think in trying to

:23:13.:23:16.

accelerate the hammer faster she is pulling away. She's off balance at

:23:17.:23:22.

the point when it is the fastest and trying to release it. Here comes

:23:23.:23:31.

Sophie Hitchon to a huge roar from the crowd. Very supportive of Sophie

:23:32.:23:36.

Hitchon. She has meddled on the global stage, she knows she's

:23:37.:23:42.

capable. 71.47, looking to build the rhythm in the second round. The hand

:23:43.:23:48.

raised aloft. It is a big effort, maybe she thought it was a little

:23:49.:23:55.

bit more than it was. It looked better, didn't it? Let's have a look

:23:56.:24:07.

here. Long arms. I'm not a hammer expert but it seemed to have a

:24:08.:24:12.

greater speed. Doesn't go out at such a high angle. Good scream, good

:24:13.:24:20.

shout at it. Stays in fourth but this competition is just starting.

:24:21.:24:26.

So lots more drama to come for Sophie Hitchon. She knows what's in

:24:27.:24:31.

front of her. Six throws for the athletes if you make top eight and

:24:32.:24:35.

Sophie Hitchon at the moment is in fourth place.

:24:36.:24:42.

Just look at the result of this, Mitchell-Blake has come through

:24:43.:24:47.

obviously very comfortably, looking very good. Hughes goes through. We

:24:48.:25:21.

are told Isaac Makwala was ill with food poisoning. Semifinals of course

:25:22.:25:25.

there will be free of them. As I said, Hughes there, 20.43 and these

:25:26.:25:32.

are some of the slowest qualifiers by rights.

:25:33.:25:43.

Thank you, a great round of 200m heat and the 400m hurdles women kick

:25:44.:25:50.

off shortly but Ryan Crouser is still with us because we are trying

:25:51.:25:54.

to disseminate whether you have a case for the grand jury to sit. You

:25:55.:25:59.

have the right of appeal but you are looking for a specific angle to show

:26:00.:26:05.

it was a legitimate throw. Yes, we have a few looking straight from the

:26:06.:26:09.

back and from the quarter ring shot... Does that one help you? Yes,

:26:10.:26:17.

everything we have seen, in my opinion and most of the people who

:26:18.:26:22.

have viewed it, see that it is a clean throw, but we are looking for

:26:23.:26:27.

the side angle that would give a definite shot to see daylight

:26:28.:26:31.

underneath that shoe. What is the time limit that you have to get the

:26:32.:26:36.

grand jury to sit again, because this cannot go on and on? The rules

:26:37.:26:42.

are not specific, but they do reference the medal ceremony as

:26:43.:26:46.

optimal, getting it done before them, but I believe they will want

:26:47.:26:51.

to get the call right. That's all I can hope for. If something comes up,

:26:52.:26:56.

that we can get a definite call, something new. That's all you can

:26:57.:27:00.

hope for that they will do the right thing and make right call. And you

:27:01.:27:06.

will potentially be giving the discus ago next year? Yes, might be

:27:07.:27:13.

fun to pick it up. I have 63.90 so a little over a metre further and I

:27:14.:27:18.

can get the world standard. We look forward to seeing you throw that

:27:19.:27:23.

next year, and best of luck with this.

:27:24.:27:27.

The world long jump champion is coming in shortly to the studio, but

:27:28.:27:33.

Ryan's American team-mate and world champion Justin Gatlin is in the

:27:34.:27:38.

house tonight, and taking selfie is as well, keeping himself warm. It is

:27:39.:27:42.

getting a bit chilly in the London this evening.

:27:43.:27:55.

Eilidh Doyle, out on the warm up track. And there is Linford

:27:56.:28:06.

Christie, 1993 world champion, the year of his Olympic gold in

:28:07.:28:10.

Barcelona. And he has been coaching for a long time now, hasn't he,

:28:11.:28:16.

Denise? Yes, putting in the hours and giving back to the sport, and

:28:17.:28:21.

clearly having a laugh with some of the volunteers, which is great.

:28:22.:28:26.

Let's get back into the stadium because the hurdles are out. The

:28:27.:28:31.

Olympic champion, Mohammed is out as well so it's the women's 400m

:28:32.:28:42.

hurdles round one, Andrew Cotter. The Americans have an incredible

:28:43.:28:46.

challenge in this athlete with three wonderful athletes. That's how they

:28:47.:28:52.

line up for the first of five first heats.

:28:53.:29:07.

There is Lauren Wells. Nugent, third at the Championships. Not too far

:29:08.:29:20.

from a personal best. The 21-year-old Cuban goes in five,

:29:21.:29:45.

then McKnight of Trinidad and Tobago. Watson in lane three, the

:29:46.:29:58.

Canadian. And Rosolova of the Czech Republic. In 2012 her husband upset

:29:59.:30:04.

Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Sage Watson, who I think is more of

:30:05.:30:25.

a threat than Rosolova. Delilah Mohammed, the Olympic champion, is

:30:26.:30:28.

there, the fastest in the world this year. She pulled up in Lausanne very

:30:29.:30:41.

early, and was only six in the diamond league meeting. If you

:30:42.:30:43.

questions to answer here. This is not an event that you can

:30:44.:30:59.

take it too easy, because you have this stride pattern to keep.

:31:00.:31:07.

Muhammad up there already. Moving along so easily and effortlessly.

:31:08.:31:16.

Already with a need over Nugent. Muhammad leading them home. For to

:31:17.:31:20.

go through automatically. Look at the lead she has. Sage Watson of

:31:21.:31:26.

Canada are also going well in lane three. Trying to give Muhammad a bit

:31:27.:31:37.

of a race, but Muhammad still clear. The Cuban was in a position, and

:31:38.:31:41.

then she suddenly faltered at the last barrier. Muhammad, Watson and

:31:42.:31:50.

Rosolova just coming through to take third place. You saw what can go

:31:51.:31:59.

wrong when the lactic acid builds up, like with the Cuban athlete.

:32:00.:32:05.

Muhammad with a comfortable fit three. It is nice to see her finish.

:32:06.:32:13.

She's had some problems this season, mainly extending from a nerve issue,

:32:14.:32:18.

something similar to sciatica. That's caused her not to be able to

:32:19.:32:25.

compete as well as she wanted to do. I like to see her going out hard

:32:26.:32:30.

like she did, committing herself over those barriers, getting into

:32:31.:32:35.

the groove of the race. When you do that, you can have that nice cruise

:32:36.:32:41.

into the final few barriers. She is quality, and still the favourite to

:32:42.:32:53.

my mind. This is Wang of China in the hammer. We have just seen

:32:54.:33:03.

Fyodorov of Poland with 73.02. A big scream from Wang. That is better.

:33:04.:33:15.

This competition is hotting up. And Wang is ranked third on the world

:33:16.:33:20.

list this year. Gets her feet down early and stays in contact. A good

:33:21.:33:26.

example of how to control that high forces. Looks like that has gone

:33:27.:33:36.

into the lead for Wang. 75 .94. Takes the lead from cop from.

:33:37.:33:46.

I'm just going to give you a bit of news. It is incredible because the

:33:47.:33:55.

two athletes who raced Mitchell-Blake have now been taken

:33:56.:34:04.

from qualification from that heat because of the Lane infringement.

:34:05.:34:09.

Noma Kuala, no brown, so Mitchell-Blake going through.

:34:10.:34:20.

That is the first heat in the women's 400 metres hurdles. Muhammad

:34:21.:34:34.

very, very comfortable indeed. Rosolova and McKnight with seasons

:34:35.:34:45.

best times. Wlodarczyk, four times world record breaker, three times

:34:46.:34:49.

European champion, twice world champion and now twice Olympic

:34:50.:34:55.

champion. She is in seventh place. Only eight to go through, and this

:34:56.:35:02.

is the third round. Surprisingly seeing the world record holder in a

:35:03.:35:06.

situation she unfamiliar with. She is going to need a through beyond

:35:07.:35:16.

71, 72 metres to stay in contention. Looks like it was off balance again.

:35:17.:35:24.

Really down on what she is so consistent at doing. I've never seen

:35:25.:35:31.

her off. She is so consistent. It's really hard to get across just how

:35:32.:35:35.

much of a favourite she was going into this competition. But Anita

:35:36.:35:40.

Wlodarczyk looking really out of sorts. 71.90 four. She goes ahead of

:35:41.:35:54.

Sophie Hitchon. And that pushes Hitchon into seventh place.

:35:55.:36:02.

Wlodarczyk into fifth place. The competition really is in the reach

:36:03.:36:10.

of Sophie Hitchon. Fast again. No response from Sophie. Another throw

:36:11.:36:17.

beyond 70 metres. Looks like it is in the same hole again. I looks like

:36:18.:36:23.

she comes out a bit early, as if she needs to hold onto the hammerhead a

:36:24.:36:29.

bit longer. That's good. Is it travelling fast enough on release?

:36:30.:36:34.

Does she need a bit more speed and really work that last one and a half

:36:35.:36:46.

turn. Every single throw of hers has got slightly better. With three more

:36:47.:36:50.

rounds to go, she is finding her rhythm, finding her style. I think

:36:51.:36:56.

she will go the distance. It's all about rhythm. She's working her way

:36:57.:37:02.

into this competition. Her best last summer. Hitchon very much involved

:37:03.:37:10.

and in contention for a medal, but in sixth place at the moment.

:37:11.:37:21.

Jessica Turner has lain to in this next heat of the 400 metre hurdles.

:37:22.:37:27.

Hopefully that will not faze her. She's done brilliantly to get in.

:37:28.:37:35.

This is the first athlete from her club who has made it in to an event

:37:36.:37:47.

like this. When she won a medal at the European under 23 is, she was in

:37:48.:37:54.

lane eight on that occasion. The fact she is in lane two, she has a

:37:55.:38:01.

huge task ahead if she is to finish in the first four. Tate and Hejnova.

:38:02.:38:14.

Back in really good form, Hejnova. Colin is favouring the Americans,

:38:15.:38:18.

but I wouldn't say that Hejnova is going to be too far behind.

:38:19.:38:26.

Cassandra Tate, got the wild card entry. For Americans in this one.

:38:27.:38:31.

She won the Diamond League last year. Had a very consistent season.

:38:32.:38:40.

Rodriguez, and then Folorunso, the new European under 23 champion,

:38:41.:38:46.

beating Jessica Turner. Petersen from Denmark, another having a very

:38:47.:38:51.

good season. One that the bronze medal in Rio, the first ever for

:38:52.:38:57.

Denmark. A huge cheer for Jessica Turner. What a season she's had. 21,

:38:58.:39:07.

and running in the World Championships. 56.08 her new

:39:08.:39:17.

personal best. She was leading in those European under 23

:39:18.:39:20.

championships with two hurdles to go. This time she can see the whole

:39:21.:39:26.

field. She will need to run the race of her life here, with Petersen,

:39:27.:39:29.

Hejnova and Tate. The crowd will get behind Jessica

:39:30.:39:51.

Turner. There are four fastest loser spots available, so if she can run a

:39:52.:39:59.

personal best, you never know. Hejnova is controlling this. Going

:40:00.:40:03.

past the young Swiss, who looks a little ragged at the moment. Jessica

:40:04.:40:09.

Turner is in the battle. Needs to keep her eye on Sara Slott Petersen

:40:10.:40:20.

in lane four. Just about in fourth at the moment. Can she hold it in

:40:21.:40:24.

the home straight? Rodriguez starting to come through in the

:40:25.:40:30.

middle. Jessica Turner stuttering there and faltering badly here. They

:40:31.:40:35.

are all slowing up. Hejnova had the chance to look across. An untidy

:40:36.:40:39.

race for Tate. It seemed to go out really hard, and

:40:40.:40:57.

then people were suffering a bit in the home straight, including

:40:58.:41:01.

Hejnova. Not the smoothest of qualifications I've seen from her.

:41:02.:41:06.

The technical side of this event is so crucial. You have to get it

:41:07.:41:11.

right, because you have to deal with the fatigue factor and the

:41:12.:41:16.

technicality of the event. Deciding whether to go hard into a barrier or

:41:17.:41:21.

back off, which leg you will take it on. Whether to conserve energy or

:41:22.:41:27.

not. All of this is going on in these early rounds. That's why you

:41:28.:41:33.

may see somebody like Hejnova, who is so talented, make that kind of

:41:34.:41:42.

small error. Jest turn-up of Great Britain there. Not enough today. She

:41:43.:41:49.

was doing so well until that penultimate hurdle. She started to

:41:50.:41:56.

lose some of her form coming off that bend. Maybe overwhelming, but

:41:57.:42:02.

she gave it her all. On that wide shot there, you can see we have a

:42:03.:42:08.

guest in our house this evening. The first gold medallist we have had in

:42:09.:42:17.

the studio these championships. Man yoga, you gave us a fantastic long

:42:18.:42:25.

jump competition. Had a brilliant year and had that early seasonal

:42:26.:42:30.

form in Shanghai. How confident were you coming into this World

:42:31.:42:37.

Championships? At the beginning of this year, I've told myself to take

:42:38.:42:41.

everything that is coming in front of me. With Henderson not qualifying

:42:42.:42:46.

for the final, did you think that it was yours to take? I was not worried

:42:47.:42:52.

about anybody else. I was just focusing on my race. I don't care

:42:53.:43:00.

how far they are jumping, just focusing on myself. A good attitude,

:43:01.:43:09.

Michael. A great attitude. Seems like there's a lot of great attitude

:43:10.:43:13.

coming out of South Africa right now. You guys are really starting to

:43:14.:43:19.

come along. It reminds me of when Jamaica started to dominate the

:43:20.:43:25.

track in athletics. What is the atmosphere in the South Africa right

:43:26.:43:30.

now with so much competition? The talent in the squad is huge. What we

:43:31.:43:36.

are doing right now in South Africa. Last year we got some medals and

:43:37.:43:43.

that motivated as so much. We keep motivating each other. At small

:43:44.:43:49.

meetings in South Africa. We started to prepare ourselves very well

:43:50.:43:53.

competing with each other before we went international. It doesn't

:43:54.:43:59.

matter what you do. I can do long jump, another guy does the 200

:44:00.:44:04.

metres. I will put pressure on myself to do well as well. When you

:44:05.:44:11.

go International, the South Africans can dominate athletics. As well as

:44:12.:44:19.

dominating your event and being impressed by your performance,

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people are very impressed by your story and what you have overcome.

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Four years ago, you were addicted to a similar substance to crystal meth.

:44:31.:44:34.

How did athletics get you back into the focus you have now? I love

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athletics with all my heart. It's rather like a hiccup of life.

:44:42.:44:47.

Everyone makes mistakes. That was a wake-up call for myself, to go out

:44:48.:44:56.

there and show myself that it wasn't like meant to happen. Everything in

:44:57.:45:02.

life is meant to happen. I learned my lesson. I was a kid. I overcame

:45:03.:45:08.

it, and today I am the world champion. Just have to focus on what

:45:09.:45:15.

is going on now. I am chasing the world record now, so it really

:45:16.:45:19.

excites me that people can say I was out for five years now, I'm top of

:45:20.:45:27.

the league. How much of an inspiration are you? In South

:45:28.:45:31.

Africa, in the townships, there is a huge problem with this drug. I've

:45:32.:45:36.

seen it myself in those townships. It is an insidious drug. You must be

:45:37.:45:43.

an incredible role model to young people who also have athletic talent

:45:44.:45:47.

and abilities, that they can go out and prove themselves in all kinds of

:45:48.:45:50.

areas. There is a huge struggle on

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substance abuse. I am an inspiring person to inspire everyone

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struggling with addiction. I just want to make sure every day I'm

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staying healthy. So if everyone is watching, just focus on what's going

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on today. Doesn't matter what happened yesterday, it matters what

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is coming tomorrow. Luvo mentioned the world record, and no one has got

:46:30.:46:33.

close for a while. It has been a while since someone

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got close. Before it was 1968, one of those moments we all remember,

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then of course Mike Powell and the epic jump of Carl Lewis. Those guys

:46:45.:46:49.

you have studied, and what do you think you have to do to get there,

:46:50.:46:55.

if you feel like you can accomplish that? I can say the technology we

:46:56.:46:59.

have now is not the same they were using back then so we have the

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advantage of getting more powerful in strength and stuff like that. It

:47:03.:47:12.

has been done by a human being so I believe I can do it all so. The main

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thing that keeps me going, I was born in 1991 when the world record

:47:22.:47:27.

was broken. It is destiny! Will you stay with us because we are going to

:47:28.:47:32.

back out for another 400m hurdles, and I have just noticed your nail

:47:33.:47:39.

varnish! Have a look at that! Stay with us and we will chat further.

:47:40.:47:48.

Andrew Cotter. It is very similar to mine.

:47:49.:48:01.

Sophie Hitchon is about to go again. As you can see in the hammer cage,

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Sophie Hitchon has taken to the hammer circle. The order has been

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reversed so the best thrower goes last. Sophie Hitchon, fourth round

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of the hammer. No. The foul, two throws remaining and for --

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frustrated look on the face of Sophie Hitchon.

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Tracy of Jamaica in lane two. Little in lane six, Yusuf Jamal, in lane

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eight. Again, it is four to go through automatically and Little

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second at the US championships and the blistering race in Sacramento in

:49:14.:49:20.

June. Already Little is making up huge ground. Fontanive of

:49:21.:49:31.

Switzerland trying to make up ground, but Little clear at the

:49:32.:49:41.

moment. She needs to stretch for that one. She was short and try to

:49:42.:49:45.

reach it, now she is struggling. She will feel that in her legs, but

:49:46.:49:58.

Fontanive is coming close. Shamier Little in all sorts of trouble. That

:49:59.:50:06.

was extraordinary. You saw her stretching for that barrier, trying

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to keep the stride pattern, but when you are getting tired and you are

:50:11.:50:15.

short on it, she went for it, hit it hard, and she can perhaps get away

:50:16.:50:19.

with it in the first round but cannot afford that further down the

:50:20.:50:25.

road. I would describe that race as a total disaster, the finish was

:50:26.:50:31.

atrocious. Worked hard at the very beginning, got into a groove but

:50:32.:50:35.

then she decided oh, I'm not sure if I'm going to change down or not. She

:50:36.:50:48.

came to dens stop. Tracey flew past. All of a sudden virtually the same

:50:49.:50:52.

thing happened as she approaches this barrier. She goes from hero to

:50:53.:50:58.

zero in the blink of an eye. That left Tracey a long way clear because

:50:59.:51:05.

Shamier Little, look at the shock on her face as she hits it. Whoa! What

:51:06.:51:16.

has happened here, she says. You wouldn't expect her to be so

:51:17.:51:22.

disastrous. Same thing again, she's worrying how to negotiate that and

:51:23.:51:26.

they are really basic issues and basic problems there. Just awful.

:51:27.:51:35.

She is running on sheer terror. She did finally make it, just, in third

:51:36.:51:40.

place. Which I can confirm for you now, a long way behind Ristananna

:51:41.:51:55.

Tracey. We are in the fourth round of the

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hammer, and Anita Wlodarczyk on 71.94, she threw 10m further ten

:52:05.:52:11.

days ago. That's the pressure of the World Championships. The fourth

:52:12.:52:14.

round looks more controlled though. It is still off-balance but a better

:52:15.:52:20.

throw. That is more like it, that will take Wlodarczyk into the lead.

:52:21.:52:24.

She just had to get it right once, and she has thrown a throw, well,

:52:25.:52:32.

better than anyone else in the world this year even when it wasn't

:52:33.:52:38.

perfect. That's how good she is. It would have been a huge upset if she

:52:39.:52:42.

hadn't taken the lead at some point in the competition. 77.39,

:52:43.:52:53.

Wlodarczyk in gold position. And Luvo Manyonga has stayed with us

:52:54.:52:58.

a little longer. We were talking about the atmosphere in the stadium,

:52:59.:53:03.

what have you made of the crowds that have come out? I was not

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expecting so much people. It's a great atmosphere. I love to

:53:12.:53:15.

entertain people when I am jumping so it gives me the adrenaline

:53:16.:53:21.

pumping so it was great. Shall we have a look at your winning jump

:53:22.:53:27.

again? I'm sure you have seen it a couple of times but it won't be too

:53:28.:53:31.

much trouble to see it again. Talk us through it. Did you feel when you

:53:32.:53:38.

took off? They didn't feel it because I was holding back to get

:53:39.:53:42.

the safe jump but when I saw it on the screen, I didn't feel like it

:53:43.:53:52.

was 8.48 so I was securing myself. So you are holding back almost, you

:53:53.:53:59.

say? Yes, because my first one was a note jump. I said to my coach after

:54:00.:54:05.

the safe jump I am going all-out. But it was enough, it turned out,

:54:06.:54:11.

and you had a novel celebration. Never seen a sand angel before! Was

:54:12.:54:17.

that premeditated? This is brilliant. I am a Christian, I

:54:18.:54:26.

believe in God, so I would say my life was being controlled by God

:54:27.:54:30.

since the day I started athletics. This gold medal came luckily, I am

:54:31.:54:43.

blessed. If you can see now, we are praying, thanking God for the

:54:44.:54:49.

opportunity he gave us. I think from your story what strikes me is that

:54:50.:54:54.

you get second chances in life and you used yours to the maximum, with

:54:55.:55:02.

your dabs as well, fantastic. Yes, it is a popular thing, everyone

:55:03.:55:08.

dabs. I wanted to be the first champion to do the dab. Well it has

:55:09.:55:16.

been wonderful having you here, and we have a really great campaign

:55:17.:55:23.

which recalled Get Inspired at the BBC, and I think you will have

:55:24.:55:26.

inspired a lot of people with your story, Luvo, so best of luck with

:55:27.:55:34.

whatever you do going forward. Now it is another 400m hurdles heat, and

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Eilidh Doyle is in this one. Expect allowed roar.

:55:43.:55:49.

Absolutely, one of our most popular athletes. She's in lane nine. We are

:55:50.:55:57.

not using lane one. Carter, the very good American. We are keeping an eye

:55:58.:56:08.

on the hammer cage off to the left because Sophie Hitchon is going

:56:09.:56:20.

again. Fifth round. So, from one Brit to the other,

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Sophie Hitchon, 71.80 her best so far. She will need a lifetime best

:56:27.:56:32.

to get back into the medals. It is a high throw, another 1/70 metres. The

:56:33.:56:41.

bronze medal line you can see, way out. Kopron, with silver. You can

:56:42.:56:56.

see Sophie Hitchon will have to dig really deep in the last round. One

:56:57.:57:04.

more throw remaining, and possibly a medal slipping from her grasp. One

:57:05.:57:11.

more chance for Sophie Hitchon. Eilidh Doyle just looking across.

:57:12.:57:19.

She will be trying to focus on the job at hand here. She has been so

:57:20.:57:24.

consistent here, doing very well on the Diamond League circuit and she

:57:25.:57:29.

just wants one of those better races that we have seen from her, just to

:57:30.:57:34.

make sure here. Out in lane nine. I'm sure she won't mind that

:57:35.:57:38.

actually, she can just focus on her own race here. With Nel, they know

:57:39.:57:49.

each other very well indeed. Very well matched, those two. Carter, who

:57:50.:57:56.

won in Monaco, a really good performance in Monaco but Eilidh

:57:57.:58:04.

Doyle was not there, she had gone home to prepare. 52.95 her best this

:58:05.:58:12.

year, had an amazing American Championships. So the roar goes up

:58:13.:58:28.

for Eilidh Doyle. Heat four, the top four to go through. It should be a

:58:29.:58:35.

fairly straightforward race for Doyle but you cannot mess around

:58:36.:58:40.

with the hurdles. Eilidh Doyle just pulling away from Wenda Nel. Maybe

:58:41.:58:51.

when they get onto the home straight, they can change down,

:58:52.:58:59.

realise that you don't have to push too hard, just safely negotiating

:59:00.:59:09.

the last two barriers. With Woodruff on the inside. Eilidh Doyle just

:59:10.:59:16.

using a the line, Wenda Nel ahead of her there. We know that the

:59:17.:59:24.

Americans are so good. It doesn't really matter at this stage in terms

:59:25.:59:29.

of trying to take them on. Eilidh Doyle in lane nine, Colin. I guess

:59:30.:59:34.

the only thing that can happen to Eilidh Doyle is something can go

:59:35.:59:41.

horribly wrong. We saw it with Little. You cannot slow down or take

:59:42.:59:47.

it easy. Yes, you don't want to mess about because you want to get into

:59:48.:59:53.

that rhythm. It has been a long time since the final Diamond League race

:59:54.:59:58.

for them so you need to get into the competition atmosphere, get a feel

:59:59.:00:04.

for the track and the turns. When to push it and change down. So they are

:00:05.:00:09.

doing a good job in delivering their stride pattern is early.

:00:10.:00:16.

Eilidh Doyle is one of those people we can rely on, when she gets her

:00:17.:00:25.

stride pattern right, she's very confident with it. Holds her form

:00:26.:00:30.

well. Runs off the barriers well. That's what you want to do in this

:00:31.:00:36.

event, conserve energy and get a good rhythm, good timing. That is

:00:37.:00:39.

enough for a lean now, our team captain. Back to the hammer. Anita

:00:40.:00:51.

Wlodarczyk took the lead in the fourth round. It is her birthday

:00:52.:00:57.

tomorrow. She looks en route to take gold here. Looking to extend her

:00:58.:01:04.

lead. She is more on balance now, but still not perfect. Look at that.

:01:05.:01:11.

The Gold line will be shifted down the field slightly. She's not happy,

:01:12.:01:18.

is she? Doesn't look quite in control of her body parts. You see

:01:19.:01:23.

her falling sideways and release. Wlodarczyk. The cream rose to the

:01:24.:01:29.

top in the fourth round. In the lead. We conceive there, Eilidh

:01:30.:01:42.

Doyle's time. She's through safely. She's with Phil now. Well done. Tell

:01:43.:01:50.

me how it felt when you were in the outside lane there. You had to set

:01:51.:01:54.

your own tempo and not worry about what was going on inside of you. You

:01:55.:02:01.

have to stick to your own race anyway, with your rhythm and your

:02:02.:02:08.

stride pattern. Coming into the home straight, I eased off a little bit

:02:09.:02:15.

too much. Need to focus on tomorrow. You are team captain, and added

:02:16.:02:23.

responsibility. It has been great. Hopefully I will go into tomorrow

:02:24.:02:28.

and lead by example. What about having to step it up tomorrow. Such

:02:29.:02:33.

a tough competition, with the Americans particularly strong. Yes,

:02:34.:02:37.

you could run a PB and not make the final. As long as I can leave it all

:02:38.:02:42.

on the track tomorrow, I'll be happy. We wish you well. Sophie

:02:43.:02:51.

Hitchon there, staying warm ahead of her last throw in the hammer. She's

:02:52.:02:57.

in seventh place at the moment, with a best of 71.80. He was very

:02:58.:03:09.

animated last, her coach, as Sophie through a British record in the last

:03:10.:03:14.

round. She's going to have to do similar here in the final. All of

:03:15.:03:20.

her throws so far have been very similar indeed. She's found a rhythm

:03:21.:03:26.

that she almost needs to step out off, and find something bigger and

:03:27.:03:32.

better. Silver medal at the moment is cop prop.

:03:33.:03:44.

Wang is in silver medal position behind Wlodarczyk of Poland. Quiet

:03:45.:03:55.

and tidy as she turned in to that. Wang put together a very impressive

:03:56.:04:02.

series. Five throws. Looks like another improvement. No improvement

:04:03.:04:12.

for Wang of China. Stays in the second place. Tense moments for

:04:13.:04:18.

Sophie Hitchon. The coach plays a part. What can she do? She's

:04:19.:04:26.

stepping into the circle. A personal best of 74 metres. She needs to

:04:27.:04:34.

break the British record by 22 centimetres. I think Sophie Hitchon

:04:35.:04:40.

is capable of this. Year-on-year, she has improved her personal best.

:04:41.:04:48.

This is it. This is tension. One of the biggest moments of her throwing

:04:49.:04:56.

life. 26 years of age. Support from the home crowd in a World

:04:57.:05:02.

Championships. She will have dreams of this moment.

:05:03.:05:11.

It's a better throw, is it? It is, but it's shy of that bronze medal

:05:12.:05:20.

line. Unfortunately, on this occasion. She knows the bronze was

:05:21.:05:30.

out of reach. A better throw, a better rhythm. She's chasing the

:05:31.:05:37.

bronze medal line, which is Malwina Kopron of Poland. Beyond her British

:05:38.:05:45.

record. It was her best throw, but doesn't improve her position. The

:05:46.:05:52.

work is done. She's in seventh. It's all over. Enormous disappointment

:05:53.:05:58.

for Sophie Hitchon after her efforts in Rio. Here is Meghan Beesley,

:05:59.:06:04.

going in the final heat of the women's 400 metre hurdles. Claxton

:06:05.:06:16.

goes on the inside, of Puerto Rico. Montcalm, three times the Canadian

:06:17.:06:21.

champion. Not this year. Sage Watson took it from her. Sprunger, good

:06:22.:06:30.

progress this year. Ran 54.29 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

:06:31.:06:38.

Whyte, the Jamaican champion. Massive progress from her this year.

:06:39.:06:50.

She's come down to 54.29. Pedroso, the Cuban who runs now for Italy.

:06:51.:06:58.

Four to go through automatically. Meghan Beesley may be chasing a

:06:59.:07:03.

fastest loser spot. The final first-round heat of the

:07:04.:07:16.

women's 400 metres hurdles. Meghan Beesley has had injuries over the

:07:17.:07:19.

last few years, but goes out very quickly. Beesley going out so, so

:07:20.:07:30.

fast. Whyte hits the barrier and upsets her stride pattern. Iuel has

:07:31.:07:36.

a lot of ground to make down the inside. Beesley in a good position.

:07:37.:07:44.

Head is starting to drop a little bit, but Beesley in a good position

:07:45.:07:49.

in the home straight. Does she have the strength after missing Quelle

:07:50.:08:01.

Beesley trying to hold on for the fourth automatic place. Whyte coming

:08:02.:08:08.

through. It's Sprunger, Nathanial and Whyte. Beesley run out of the

:08:09.:08:14.

fourth automatic qualifying place. Lea Sprunger judged it well because

:08:15.:08:19.

she started slowly but came through in the latter stages. There's no

:08:20.:08:25.

hiding place if you are not able to do training, not just in months but

:08:26.:08:29.

in years, and Meghan Beesley didn't have that. That's one of the for

:08:30.:08:36.

poor Meghan Beesley. But she will not give up. She's a fighter. She

:08:37.:08:41.

gave it all. The problem was she had to spend a lot of time recovering.

:08:42.:08:51.

Her time has come up as 56.41. She might go through as one of the

:08:52.:08:58.

fastest losers. Inside lane, Sprunger. She had a really nice,

:08:59.:09:06.

steady pace. She didn't really worry or stress. She knew the quality of

:09:07.:09:12.

the field. Nobody was inside her, everybody was outside her. She could

:09:13.:09:18.

pick people up. A good performance by Sprunger. Competent coming

:09:19.:09:26.

through. Let's have a look at Meghan Beesley. She hasn't had the

:09:27.:09:32.

opportunities to put as much work as she wanted to recently, especially

:09:33.:09:39.

into the technical side of this event. This is crucial. She checked

:09:40.:09:45.

back there, but she doesn't give up, knowing there's an opportunity to

:09:46.:09:49.

progress to the next round a fastest loser. That was the great thing to

:09:50.:09:55.

see that you do when right to the finish. That has got you through in

:09:56.:10:01.

the end. I can't believe that. Scraping through this season right

:10:02.:10:07.

at the very end. I qualified two weeks ago. Hopefully, tomorrow I can

:10:08.:10:12.

come back and run something I'm pleased with. Andrew was saying in

:10:13.:10:16.

commentary how difficult it is when you haven't got that work in the

:10:17.:10:20.

back and you have to deliver a performance. It's great to have a

:10:21.:10:26.

crowd in the stadium. I've forgotten what it's like to compete, because I

:10:27.:10:32.

had so long off. I've got another opportunity now to show you what I'm

:10:33.:10:36.

made of. Well done getting through. Thank you. All the effort coming

:10:37.:10:45.

down the home straight was worth it, because Meghan Beesley has gone

:10:46.:10:49.

through as the last of the fastest losers. It's so difficult in the 400

:10:50.:10:54.

metres hurdle when you are just missing that rhythm. But she will go

:10:55.:10:58.

through to tomorrow's semifinals. That's how they finished here. A

:10:59.:11:12.

great run from Nathaniel, a big personal best for the Nigerian.

:11:13.:11:21.

Pedroso and Beesley going through as fastest losers. Sophie Hitchon

:11:22.:11:30.

fighting back the tears as she exited the hammer cage after her

:11:31.:11:35.

final throw. It was a better throw, but only enough for seventh place on

:11:36.:11:44.

this occasion. Feeling for Sophie. Dreams of more after bronze last

:11:45.:11:50.

summer in the Olympics. Only two throws remain. Malwina Kopron is in

:11:51.:11:56.

bronze medal position, behind her team-mate, Wlodarczyk, in gold, and

:11:57.:12:02.

Wang of China. That will not count. It will be measured, but it's no

:12:03.:12:07.

improvement. She's very pleased with her medal. What a lovely reaction

:12:08.:12:13.

from the young Polish athlete. Hammer is such a big event in

:12:14.:12:20.

Poland. Masses of success, mainly through Anita Wlodarczyk. Malwina

:12:21.:12:29.

Kopron and Wlodarczyk, they have finished their competitions. But the

:12:30.:12:37.

competition isn't over. Kopron is guaranteed bronze, but Wlodarczyk is

:12:38.:12:42.

not guaranteed gold, because of the Chinese athlete.

:12:43.:12:52.

She needs a lifetime best here. It is a big draw and a big cheer. But

:12:53.:13:05.

it's shy. Wlodarczyk turns her back. I think she knew that it was too

:13:06.:13:13.

much for Wang. Wlodarczyk begins her celebrations of taking another

:13:14.:13:18.

global title. Twice Olympic champion, now three times world

:13:19.:13:22.

champion. Three times champion of Europe. So it is Poland gold and

:13:23.:13:32.

silver. China takes the silver. Good throw in the last round for Wang.

:13:33.:13:44.

Confirmed as the silver medallist. Wlodarczyk, a slightly imperfect

:13:45.:13:49.

competition, but it was enough for gold. Celebrations begin in the

:13:50.:13:54.

Polish camp. It's the first medal to be decided in this evening's

:13:55.:13:56.

session. COMMENTATOR: Laura Muir doing what

:13:57.:14:15.

she does best. She is a class above everybody else, for me. Oh, my Word!

:14:16.:14:24.

She has smashed the British record. This is a display of distance

:14:25.:14:28.

running as it is very best. She has a chance to make history. And it is

:14:29.:14:40.

about one hour 35 minutes away from that. 9:50pm, the last event on the

:14:41.:14:47.

track tonight. It is a loaded final. Paula Radcliffe is back in the

:14:48.:14:51.

studio. We will talk about that shortly. Let's just reflect on that

:14:52.:14:57.

hammer competition. Sophie Hitchon would have had to better her PB by

:14:58.:15:02.

20 centimetres to get onto the rostrum. It didn't seem to be her

:15:03.:15:08.

day-to-day. She threw a qualifying throw with ease, but didn't get near

:15:09.:15:14.

that today. It was a strange competition. All of the girls were

:15:15.:15:19.

down on their performances. You can see how bitterly disappointed she

:15:20.:15:24.

is. It breaks your heart to see her like that. She knows that when you

:15:25.:15:29.

come into a competition healthy, ready and on your game, but then not

:15:30.:15:36.

deliver, it is so hard to take. She looked so confident with her first

:15:37.:15:41.

throw. Her warm up throw looked good, and then she just plateaued.

:15:42.:15:46.

She seemed relaxed, and sometimes you cannot put your finger on it. I

:15:47.:15:50.

don't know what happened between the warm up and now. We saw it with

:15:51.:15:56.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson. You make mistakes. Holly Bradshaw as well.

:15:57.:16:03.

She made those mistakes, and they really hurt. It will be interesting

:16:04.:16:07.

to hear what she's got to say, and reflect on where it went wrong.

:16:08.:16:16.

I'm not sure she's ready to speak. Is she? Yes, she is. I was saying

:16:17.:16:38.

composed yourself first, I know it is an emotional night for you and

:16:39.:16:43.

you gave it your all, just not your night tonight. Yes, I just couldn't

:16:44.:16:49.

quite find the rhythm I had in qualification. I'm just

:16:50.:16:55.

disappointed, I have not produced it tonight. Tell me about the

:16:56.:17:09.

experience here, winning the bronze medal. It probably adds to the

:17:10.:17:18.

pressure in a way. Yes, I am just disappointed I couldn't do it for

:17:19.:17:21.

the crowd. Tell me about the psychology of what the other women

:17:22.:17:25.

are doing. You know in your last round you have got to throw a

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British record just to get into the medals but you know you have done

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that before. Yes, I knew I was in better shape than that, I showed it

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in qualification but it didn't click for me today and I'm really

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disappointed. Your coach has always talked about five, six-year plan.

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Your best is not right here and now, it is to come. Does that help soothe

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the situation? Right now I don't think so, maybe in a few weeks.

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That's why we compete and everyone else did better than me today. Thank

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you for talking to us, I know it's an emotional night. All the best,

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Sophie. Apologies if perhaps you felt we should have given her

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another beat there but she bravely stood up and spoke to us and the

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emotion was heightened and very raw. Let's get back outside because the

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hurdles are set, they have been for the 400m women's hurdles so it is

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time for the men and Andrew Cotter will call the first race.

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This is how they line up. The news is that Barr has succumbed to the

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vomiting bug. Lahoulou is there fore the man on the outside. The Polish

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champion made the final in Moscow a couple of years ago. His season best

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has not gone below 49 seconds this year though.

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Santos, familiar name, younger brother of Santos who took silver in

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the Olympics five years ago. Mowatt with a new personal best this

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season. Coroller of France, the junior champion a couple of years

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ago. Hasn't quite kicked on that amazing talent as 17-year-old.

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Lahoulou of Nigeria on the outside, no Thomas Barr, he has had to pull

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out. Two to go through automatically, and the two fastest

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losers over the semifinals. Clement may be one of the favourites

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for the fastest qualifications. Long stride carrying him forward and

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Clement looking down at the moment. Decent run from Lahoulou on the

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outside. Mowatt tends to pick things up in the second half of the race.

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It is the hugely talented Norwegian youngster in the front, Warholm

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clear, but being chased hard now I Santos. Clement the Olympic champion

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is coming through like a train. It is Clement who takes the victory,

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judged perfectly. He kept his fans and follow was wondering there a

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little bit but those who watch him regularly knows he tends to finish

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quickly. Judge did well, takes the victory and moves through to the

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final on Wednesday. Clement looks calm, knows exactly what he can do,

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the champion on many occasions. This occasion, he has experienced it. He

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will be watching the field thinking, I will put my foot down when I feel

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like it. Highly talented, a good sprinter as well. When you know this

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event and your opponent, you can judge the race perfectly and that's

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exactly what Clement has done. So, the action coming thick and fast

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as it always doors on day for but we are building up to the last event on

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the track tonight, the women's 1,500m final. Laura Wakeman has

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qualified for the final as well, but the field is littered. Your notes in

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front of you, normally you are putting lines through things which

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are very important for significant achievements and it is just

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achievement, achievements, achievement. Yes, I have stars by

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the main ones, it is double stars and triple stars. It is so

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intriguing the way it will be run because Custer -- Caster Semenya is

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the favourite, and Laura Muir so I cannot see who else could take that

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on. Ore Oduba is there and he has someone who knows Laura well.

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Callum looks so comfortable here and I am shivering in my boots! Let's

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talk about Laura because you had words with her this evening, how is

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she feeling tonight? She's feeling ready for it. Just doing her own

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thing and thinking about herself. And you will be there cheering for

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her. Like you, she's the future of British athletics but she has an

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opportunity to put herself on the world stage. Absolutely and if she

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does get a medal it will be some race. It is absolutely stacked, I

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think four or five girls that could win it depending on what happens.

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Absolutely, we will be rooting for her and next year it could be a big

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one for Scottish athletes, yourself included, looking forward to the

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Commonwealth Games. That is a big one for you. Yes, hopefully I can

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get a medal this time and not fall short. I was talking with Paula

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after you finished the marathon in fourth place on Sunday and

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immediately afterwards there is the disappointment that you were so

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close to a medal but have you put it into perspective? Disappointment is

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slowly leaving but it is still there. It's the fact I could see

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them with 20 metres to go, just there in the distance. If you had

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told me a year ago I would be fourth in the World Championships, I would

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have bet your hand off but it is still disappointing. I'm sure he

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will turn that into positive energy for Laura Muir in that stadium right

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now. I need more layers, this guy has three, he knows what he's

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talking about. Thank you, and just time for me to chat to Michael

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Johnson about the 200m heats. If we could just clear up heat seven's

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disqualification. Aaron Brown of Canada and Munyai of South Africa.

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Yes, you can see the young South African there, both online there and

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once you get on the line it is hard to get off, most guys won't even

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know they are on it. Now Aaron is coming back to the right and they

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are both all over the place. That is an automatic disqualification. Both

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of them will have gained an advantage from running on the line

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and in the inside and therefore both have been disqualified. Brown was

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not really in there as a major factor.

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The potential finalists and obviously disappointing for Canada

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to lose him certainly. This means that other people have qualified

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because of it but van Niekerk in his heat came second, didn't he? He did

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come second to Danny Talbot but both, once they knew they had been

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clear of the rest of the field, they both relaxed and sort of eye

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communication of we have got this. Van Niekerk looking very relaxed but

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earlier we saw Danny Talbot running extremely well with a personal best

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on the outside lane. Van Niekerk saying slowdown, I don't want to run

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this hard, and Danny saying, I do! He got into the semifinal, and I

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will shake your hand after this is over but right now I'm going to

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focus on the finishing line. And to clear up Isaac Makwala has food

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poisoning, which means that if he produces a doctor 's note he can

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compete in the 400m and it turns out that one of the hotels in particular

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that the athletes are staying in, there have been seven cases of food

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poisoning, five have gone to hospital, and reports of another

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hotel having food poisoning as well so if he has got food poisoning his

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not going to feel very good about those 400m. We are going over now to

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BBC One. We have plenty more great action for you on the track, the

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men's 400m qualifications continue and we are building up in one hour

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and 20 minutes to Laura

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Another compelling night of athletics gets underway in the London Stadium as Gabby Logan introduces the action on day four of the World Championships.

Former ballet dancer Sophie Hitchon made history last summer by becoming the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the hammer throw. Can she now nail another milestone by becoming the nation's first hammer thrower, male or female, to earn a podium finish at a World Championships?

The early track events include the semi-finals of the men's 400m hurdles, the opening round of the women's equivalent and the men's 200m heats, featuring British trio Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Danny Talbot and Zharnel Hughes.

The commentary team is led by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley. Ore Oduba provides reports alongside Phil Jones.