Day 8, Part 4 Athletics: World Championships


Day 8, Part 4

Continued live coverage, plus Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba are joined by special guests to look back on the night's action, with Michael Johnson providing the analysis.


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She starts to power and get quickly into her running. Dina Asher-Smith

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now into her running. Dafne Schippers a long way back. Can Dina

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Asher-Smith hold on? It is Ta Lou and Dafne Schippers! It is Dafne

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Schippers, shippers ahead! Ahead of Ta Lou. Dina Asher-Smith four.

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STUDIO: Ta Lou Shirai in her heart out. She kept her pressure on Dafne

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Schippers, who backs up a gold medal from Beijing two years ago. Kalou

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has had a fantastic Championships. This is what you want from an

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athlete -- Maria-Josee Ta Lou. She produces her best in the finals. Her

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previous personal best was 22.16, which she ran earlier this year.

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That is what you want, an athlete that can get to the Championship in

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the final race and produce her best performance. It has to be said of

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Dina Asher-Smith, no personal best, which you wouldn't expect after what

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she's been through, but a seasons best by five tenths of a second,

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that's impressive, given what he's been through to come here and from a

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season's best. When we were over on BBC One and you were doing the

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analysis, you showed us how important it is, the pressure that

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she gets off the blocks, Dina Asher-Smith, and the start that she

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had. It is the pressure she is able to put back against the forces she

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is able to generate on the track, because of her small that she is

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powerful and able to hold that position, it is what every spinner

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wants to be able to do, get out and then the drive says,

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continued to push those forces back against the track. Because she is so

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short, she is able to do it a lot longer. With a few more weeks

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training, who knows what kind of shape Dina Asher-Smith would have

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run herself into. She would have run herself onto the podium! But she has

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been working on her strengths. She said that was one of the elements

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that was important in her development for the next couple of

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years. She's just a natural powerhouse. It will come, it's great

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to see her back. It's just staggering how she's done it. I

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think her mental strength is what is so impressive. She doesn't get

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involved in the hype, you know. A lot of people would have panicked,

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being in the situation she is found as often. But she has kept

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level-headed, focused on the destination of, yes, I want to be at

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my home World Championships. And she did it. The gold again to Dafne

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Schippers. At 9am this morning, Daley, we talked about the

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multi-eventers. Denise backed it up with the stats. How many women are

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competing in the Championships who are previous multi-event is? 28!

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Dafne Schippers is one of those. Less of the decathletes, but about

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ten of them. She is probably the most high profile and certainly the

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most successful since she has moved to the individual events. I'm sure

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that the years of training across seven different events will not have

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harmed the strength that she has had.

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Not only that, it builds up your all-round strength, all of your

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muscles and stuff. You don't get injured quite enough, so you can

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train a bit more. It all helps. She has shown for the last couple of

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World Championships, becoming a world champion, she's in brilliant

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shape. Could she get much faster? Her personal best is 21.63, you

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know, she's got to get back there first. That is the third fastest of

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all time behind the athlete in 1988 and Marion Jones. That is a tall

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order. What she would probably want to do and her objective from here is

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to improve in her 100m, because I think there is a lot of room for

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improvement there. Let's look at the medal table and see how that is

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affected by tonight's events. Well, those two gold medals for the United

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States of America, Emma Coburn, it pulls them even further away from

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Kenya in terms of their total. Poland now, with Fajdek's gold in

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the hammer, that moves them into third place. South Africa down in

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force now. They were in third. Wait Britain still with that gold from Mo

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Farah one week ago last Friday. Of course, well done malevolence on

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their gold medal tonight from Dafne Schippers. , twitter Daphne,

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congratulations, another gold medal and a World Title for you. How

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special is this one? Very special. I fought for it and worked very, very

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hard. I chased everything, and I'm very happy. Ta Lou pushed you all

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the way. When did you realise you had the gold? On the finish line,

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because I had to dip. It was a bit difficult to see that I had a gold

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medal. After all the hard work you put in to get to this moment, there

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must be a sense and relief and joy all combined at once? It's true. It

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is so-called micro. Two times in a row, that's very special. What is it

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like when you were going round? There are so many Dutch fans

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supporting you here tonight, it seems like thousands came out. So,

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so-called micro, I didn't know. I was walking around and I saw the

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orange and everybody waving at me, it's great. Celebration time

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tonight? Tomorrow is the relay. Oh! Enjoy what celebrations you can and

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congratulations. Thank you. STUDIO: Dina Asher-Smith has been

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working her way up through the mixed zone, speaking to the world's press

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and being congratulated. That really is an impressive four. -- four. We

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are getting a bit annoyed with saying forth as British athletics

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fans. Not because they are not great, but they deserve to be

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getting themselves on the podium, those young athletes. For Dina

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Asher-Smith, that is a magnificent score for what she has gone through

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this year. Michael, talk us through her race and Hirst art? It was

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impressive. -- Hoet start. When they came into it, when everybody came

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into it, if you look at Dina Asher-Smith there on the outside.

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She just got that fantastic start which I'm sure everybody in the race

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would have expected out of her. This is what they wouldn't have expected.

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They wouldn't have expected her to be able to hold onto that speed and

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maintain it for as long as she did, actually starting to close the gap

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at the end of the race on the race leaders and all of the three

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medallists. Let's might take a look again here. The first part of the

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race, we knew it was going to happen, but this is where she really

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impressed. These rounds are good fire. It allowed her to improve that

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speed and endurance. She is able to really get to a point here where she

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can open up, maintain strides and frequency. Open up the start little

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bit, used that upper body strength and try to catch those race leaders.

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Unfortunately not able to catch any of them. Another couple of that and

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she would have been able to catch Shaunae Miller we both are. That was

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a very impressive race again. When you come into a Championships, after

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watching has been through, and you run a season's Best Buy over five

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tenths of a second, that's impressive, you could ask for much

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more than that. Very impressive indeed -- a seasons best by over

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five tenths. Let's take a look at this race. Looking for Dafne

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Schippers, the race leader. Again, she is just so strong. She has got

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the strength and the power. She runs very efficiently. She comes off of

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here with the lead. We knew that Tully was going to be in there. This

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is why Dafne Schippers loses a lot of other people in the race -- we

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knew that Ta Lou. Even though she knows that she is under pressure,

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she doesn't change anything. She times the lead just white. -- just

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right. Shaunae Miller coming up as well. Shippers wouldn't have seen

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her, she sees Ta Lou but she doesn't taint anything. Now she takes the

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lead just right. You keep doing what you're doing. You see that she is at

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the end saying, OK, lean at the perfect time. That is what one might

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her that race, and that was impressive. Now, a two-time 200m

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while champion. Let's may take a look at dealer again here. We can

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get a bit of analysis of her race. We knew she was going to get a

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fantastic dart. Already made up with Kimberlyn Duncan on the outside, the

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USA. Blazing round the corner. Watch the transition on the inside of the

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Ring, now she goes to the outside of the rain, it makes the turn a bit

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more dental and it makes you faster -- of the lane. It is impressive,

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now closing the gap on the race leaders and almost getting that

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medal. Nice and relaxed here, not adding to stress anything. Just

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maintaining the speed. She sees that I'm getting closer and closer to the

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race leaders. I can't rush it, I can't do anything else other than

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what I'm doing now. Keep and maintain perfect for all the way to

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the finish line and time the lead. Very impressive. -- perfect form. Of

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course it adds to Great Britain is list of glorious fourth. And it is

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five now. All young athletes, all with so much

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potential and so much future in this sport. But that was a really

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impressive race from Dina Asher-Smith after the year that she

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has been through. Thanks so much to Daley and Denise. See you in the

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morning bright and early, Daley and the Nice. Thank you, Michael, as

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well. Another great evening here at the London Stadium. We'll be back

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here on BBC One at 9:30am tomorrow morning. I will leave you in the

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very capable hands of Ore Oduba with the crowds, no doubt. Good evening,

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Gaby, thank you very much. Oh, the crowd is here behind as! They know

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that we're on telly, they are very responsible, this crowd. It was this

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time last week that it all kicked off. Usain Bolt was like individual

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round, Great Britain's only gold and only medal so far. All of the fourth

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places, including a very agonising Dina Asher-Smith fourth-place. But

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what would they ate bring us? A moment ago, it gave us a drizzle.

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Just now it gave us a chance. Also it gave us Colin Jackson, back by

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popular demand. Good to see the two of you. We have got the Mintel of

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family as well! They have grown, everyone! The Colin Jackson fans are

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also there. Few of them! Have you guys had a good they? Yes! A very

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long day. I have had an exciting day. Once again, Colin Jackson had

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to sprint from the commentary box to get himself here. And we have had

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rain. It is slippery when wet. This guy, health and safety committee

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doesn't care, this guy! Let's kick-off with the action and go

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straight to the 800m. We had three British athletes in the women's race

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going for a place in the final. Surely one of them would get it into

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Sunday's final, surely? , COMMENTATOR: Still looking nice and

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comfortable behind Ajee Wilson. Adelle Tracey has got to fight in

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here. Wilson, look at how composed by American is. Bishop similarly so,

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the Canadian. These two easing away. Adelle Tracey is on the inside.

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Wilson almost cruising through here. Bishop trying to follow her through.

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Top two into the final. In the end it was 159 21. -- one 5921. --

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1:59.20 one. They went through the bell at 57.80

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two. This one was a bit slower. Lipsey staying sharp and in a good

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position. Semenya around the outside. At Lipsey is still leading

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them out. Working hard. She is blocking Lynsey Sharp at the moment.

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Lindsay trying to hold her from that Ben Butcher wasn't able to do it.

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Lynsey Sharp finds herself -- round that bend but she wasn't able to do

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it. She needs to react and get out behind Caster Semenya. A bit of

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trouble for Lynsey Sharp. A fast semifinal. Semenya, comfortable.

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Lipsey has done all of the dragging. It is Semenya and Lipsey. And Lynsey

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Sharp, this is where she starts to begin. Just ran to the shoulder of

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Lipsey, but the American response. The Polish athlete is coming

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through. Semenya to the line. Lipsey in second. Got out of it! She is

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going to take second from Lipsey. Semenya the winner at 1:58.19. Two

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medals, silver and bronze last year at the big game. On the outside,

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finishing in poll. Wembley is squeezing out... -- Wambui. Martinez

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is trying to squeeze through on the outside. She is timing her season to

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perfection. They change gear. Wambui, the perfect place to strike.

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Clarke has got someone to do. She's got to get past one of the Olympic

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medallists at the very least. She is on the outside. Wambui starting to

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pull away. Trying to strike on the inside. Could we be in for a shock?

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With one of the big boss might not get through? It is going to be very

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tart on the line. -- it is going to be retired on the line. Something to

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clear up from the semifinals of the women's 800m. This was the result of

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the women second semifinal. Lipsey going through. In real terms, Lynsey

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Sharp finished fourth, but then she was disqualified. There was just an

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interlocking of arms. There we go. Lynsey Sharp, dubbed the slightest

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interlocking of arms. That was ruled to be impeding Charlene Lipsey's

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progress. The question is, again, I'm sure there will be an appeal,

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but since Lipsey goes through ultimately anyway, has she impeded

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her progress? Lynsey Sharp would have gone through with that time is

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one of the fastest losers. Anyway, afterwards Lynsey Sharp gave her

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thoughts to fill. As far as I'm concerned, I can't remember anything

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that was different to any other race that I've been in. I can't remember

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doing anything. There are races throughout the season where I've

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been affected worse than I think I will affected anyone in that race.

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You would have made it as one of the two fastest losers. Can you go and

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counter protest, maybe? I will definitely go back and look at it

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with British athletics. I honestly can't remember anything. I've been

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in a lot of scrappy races this year, I would put my hands up and say that

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I did something, but I can't even remember where it would have been. I

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don't remember anything. Lynsey Sharp obviously devastated

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after that race. As it stood, no British athletes would go through to

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the 800 metres final on Sunday. However, in the last half an hour,

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Lynsey Sharp was reinstated and put through to the final with nothing

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more than a slap on the wrist. I don't know - obviously she's

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devastated about that initial result, but the lesson is, don't

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link arms with your opponents. I think in fairness she was lunging

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forward with the shoulder there. She interlocks with arms and pushes the

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American across the line. I think it is very supportive. As demonstrated

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here. Have you ever seen anything like that? Not in 800 metres in that

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circumstance. If we See people impeding it happens in front or when

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you are cutting across. Especially that crucial moment, where to me, I

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don't know about to you, it seems obvious shi shoves the American

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further in front of her. I don't understand why they say that is

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impeding the athlete. She's driving her shoulders forward. You think it

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with us the right result? Is anything going to beat Caster

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Semenya? I would say, no. She's got to be

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running high off that 1500 metres. I don't know if she expected to get a

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bronze. This is now her favourite distance and, if I am honest, when I

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have seen her on the sir it is she's run it anyway she's wanted to.

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Speaking of the 1500 metre, the women's semi-finals got under way

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today as well, featuring Chris O'Hare and Jake Wightman. Here is

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what happened earlier tonight. Wightman is on the outside... Frees

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himself from all the trouble and goes a surge and a rise in the noise

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of the crowd. The Moroccan, Wightman in a good position at the moment.

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Blocked on the inside. The jostling starts and the elbows start to fly.

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. Wightman is in a good place there. He S now moving like a sprinter down

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the back straight. A few strides took him...

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More freedom and besides him you have Ajok.

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Wightman looking to finish strongly. Wightman is struggle and the group

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leaves him. Wightman is not going to make it.

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Chris O'Hare is his shadow at the moment.

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Willis, O'Hare. So the top seven at this pace will

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go through. Let's hope that Chris O'Hare can

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work in the back straight and give himself a good run at the finish.

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They are coming at it both sides. They have to hold that position.

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Lewandowski working hard to be able to strike. His 800-metre pace will

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tell here. Chris is in a good spot. He's not panicking. He's smart about

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knowing where he needs to B top seven. Look at this from Chris

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O'Hare. Lewandowski eases him out. Cheruiyot, Willis... Fast finishers

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on the outside. These are your top five.

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Willis under pressure. Chris O'Hare into the final.

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A steely run by Chris O'Hare, Toni. Yes. I will hand this one - I will

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hand it to Colin. Yeah, absolutely. I would be honest,

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between me and you and the lads here, there is a sneaky bet going

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that this event could see Norway getting their second gold medal.

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And Colin has got the inside track. OK. Thank you very much, Colin. You

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can tune into that 8. 30pm on Sunday night. On to the women's long jump

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because going into tonight there was a potential medal home with Lorraine

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Ugen. She qualified third. However, there was a story to be written by

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the American, Brittney Reese tonight and she wasn't go away without

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getting a fourth outside title. Great speed there. Great lift.

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Reaching out with the feet - fantastic jumping. And she is a

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fourth world titdle - a woman who is a stalwart. She's won four or five

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world titles in the last five years. It is incredible. Over seven metres

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there. A personal best of 7. 30. She walks off as cool as a cucumber.

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Absolutely as cool as a cucumber. It was an emotional win as well for

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her. She was given that win as a tribute to... And the neutral

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athlete behind her. Superb jump. The Florida-based athlete there, who is

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Russian. That is the coach there, who would have been happy with that

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performance. What I am pleased about with her, she's always knocked on

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the doors for these championships. We all knew what she was capable of

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but today was her day. It was good to see that. I was speaking to Greg

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Rutherford, he thought that Spanovic would come away with the

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championship. Bartoletta went from fifth to sixth place through to a

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medal. She was, probably for me the favourite for this competition, the

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amount of speed she can generate on the runway. She struggle in the

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earlier part of the competition. She came through to win a medal. I was

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told, Colin, it is nice to see you, but I have to go and watch her jump.

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Her coach? Yes. And Lorraine Ugen who missed four out of her five

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jumps were no jumps. This was one of the only ones she registered and not

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good enough on the night. Superbly competitive individual. Well capable

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of winning a medal. Wasn't to be today. Wasn't to be.

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Her family earlier today were all looking forward to it - little

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Annabelle and little Nathaniel - not to be on the night. I am sure the

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family had a great evening, anyway. Shall we look forward to the

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hurdles. We look forward to this. Bar ret and Porter went out earlier

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today. The women who went through to the semi-finals tonight, boy, did

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they make it interesting! Cleanly away. A good start. Clatters

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that first barrier. Sally Pearson, so smooth. Away from the rest, oh

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Sally Pearson, the Olympic champion of 2012 - what a run. 12. 54.

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Daniel Williams had a terrible start. Didn't look settled. Hits the

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first hurdle. Manning is away. She's hurdling

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terribly. She hits the first barrier. She'll

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have to come from deep here. Harrison trying to get there.

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Nelson... She is not going to get there. 12. 6 h. Is she quick enough?

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Is she quick enough to go through? These are the qualifiers then -

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Pearson looks good. Dawn Harper Nelson. Four Americans in there.

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They had the top three at Rio in the Olympic Games and they have four

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going in the final tomorrow. It was not without drama and Colin,

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to start off with Kendra Harrison - did not see that

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I watched here in the haelts this morning, she clattered the second

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hurdle. I said, you have to watch that because of timing. It is a

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little sense of her timing was out. In that semifinal it was very clear

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that her time was out. Will she get her timing back in time for the

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final? It will be a really tough call for her. I hope she has a good,

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restful sleep. She needs to switch her mind off and go back to the

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Diamond League. Sally Pearson - the commentary - perfect hurdling

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tonight. Of course I did. Perfect commentary, perfect race. It

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is great to see her return to form. What I have seen with Sal is her

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technique is nice and sharp. She feels confident with her technique

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that is allowing her to drive hard into every one of those hurdles. If

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she is inspired tomorrow even with Kenny ripping, Sally may have

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enough. We are ripping it up tonight! We had a high jump

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competition and the heats of the men's competitions earlier today.

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Robert Grabarz, London 2012 Olympic medallist five years ago. He had a

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couple of errors. But he made the clearance. This was his second

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attempt of 2. 29. Robbie, an Olympic gold-medallist in 2012. Probably the

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most seasoned member of the team. He's come back from serious

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injuries, knee injuries. Cleared it second attempt. Really thought that

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would be enough. But then the competition tightened up. Qualifying

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was 2.31. A couple of people could have knocked him out. He was in

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11th. Then what does he do. He clears

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2.31. He just... I go through a semi heart attack. He's as cool as a

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cucumber. There is he with his dauthern. The crowd, see! Could

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potentially see, what do you think about Barsham making a world title.

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Could have driven a bus through the gap Robbie can sneak a medal if he

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can keep his jumps clean. He could be there. They usually hand out two

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or three bronzes. They are kind. Like to share it

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around. Nick Miller - we had his face prepared to go on this. After a

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-- on this board hear. -- on this board here.

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His third round throw. He's outside the top eight which would give him

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another three. Big effort. Four turns, spin... That hammer is about

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60 kilos or more. Travelling over 60 miles per hour more like. There he

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is. He responded magnificently and went into a medal position with this

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throw. So, this is the winner. This was the guy - Fajdek, who made a

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hash in 2016 in Rio, but wasn't going to make the same mistake

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tonight. He can generate so much more speed into the hammer head. He

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just moves it faster. Absolutely fantastic. And a great victory for

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him. A little disappointed for Nick Miller. He performed as well as he

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could. He was superb. Well done Nick Miller. Possibly the best that could

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have been expected with him tonight. Shall we finish with the hedgehog?

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Hero doing his thing. One more time! I mean, genuinely, I really hope to

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meet him one of these days. Hanging out with the Jamaican fans. Hero,

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the hedgehog, a man who in the next couple of days will be missed,

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mostly by that soldier. But you know, brothers in arms - if you get

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close then what? We showed this last night, but he hadn't read the health

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and safety manual. He shouldn't be unleashed on a camera. If you saw a

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wonky shot it is down to the hedgehog. Enough of him - these guys

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have been patient and lovely. Let's go and meet the people. Colin, you

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lead the way. These are the important people in our coverage -

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they make everything worthwhile. We take selfies, we write autographs as

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well. The relays start tomorrow. We are on in the morning. Happy

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weekend. We'll see you.

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Continued live coverage, plus Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba are joined by special guests to look back on the night's action, with Michael Johnson providing the analysis.