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World Indoor Championships - Day 1

Live coverage of the World Championships at Birmingham Arena. With expert analysis by Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson.


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Colin Jackson has won his first gold

medal, he is the champion of the

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world. Athletics supporters are

looking on not just in admiration

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but in awe.

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He's the world champion!

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Welcome to a very wintry Birmingham.

But it's my Birmingham, home to the

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Villa, the Blues, the Bears, and the

balti. We have 56, does of water,

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the most Michelin-starred

restaurants outside of London and in

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four years' time we will host the

Commonwealth Games. Birmingham is

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also home of British athletics and

we have produced a few decent names

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down the years.

Denise Lewis is the Olympic

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champion.

Now the world's best have come to

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our patch. Four days, 26 gold

medals, come on, let's do this.

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Nice one, Denise, and she will tell

us where to find the best balti

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later, no doubt. Birmingham like the

rest of the country is freezing now,

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you could say it's perfect weather

for indoor athletics, and in London

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last summer Britain proves once

again just how good it is at staging

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global sporting events after the

success of the outdoor World

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Championships the 2018 World Indoor

Championships comes the second city,

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four days, six sessions all live on

the BBC, and tonight we kick off

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with three gold medals up for grabs,

we will see the men's and women's

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high jump, and the women's 3000

metres as Laura Muir challenges for

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a world medal once more.

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a world medal once more. Welcome to

Birmingham. We are glad you are in

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doors, warm, snuggled up, because we

are going to be with you all weekend

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and you don't want to go anywhere

else, we have top-class action for

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you and a truly global field of

talent to unveil over the next few

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days and those medals, by the way,

were made and designed by local

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student in a competition and used

some of the iconic buildings of

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Birmingham in her designs. Denise

Lewis knows them only too well,

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Michael Johnson and Paula Radcliffe

also alongside. Good to have you all

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back together again. Thank you,

Michael, for bringing in the

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weather. Is the beast from the East

and you are the best from the West.

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Well done. Well done.

Denise, this

is your city, you were born in West

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Bromwich and raised in Wolverhampton

but Birmingham is where you learned

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your trade-in athletics.

Absolutely,

weren't learned to become an athlete

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and learned what athletics is about.

I'm a life member of the Harriers,

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the best club in the Midlands, if I

can say that, but the city means the

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world to me. I've watched its

development and it's fantastic to

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have these Championships in

Birmingham again.

Michael, I know

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that you didn't run that much in

doors yourself, it wasn't a huge

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part of your character. -- calendar.

How important is it for 2018 which

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has the world record-holder

Christian Coleman.

It is important,

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the US wants to continue dominance,

after the fantastic World

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Championships in London last year.

This is a unique team made up of

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young up-and-coming talent like

Christian Coleman but on the other

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end of the spectrum you have old

athletes like Mike Rodgers, who was

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here in 2010 and trying to hang on

and spent time going for the outdoor

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team. Those sort of athletes who

made Dummett try to make the outdoor

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teams see it as a chance of getting

a medal.

What was it like?

After I

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broke the world record, I thought,

why continue?

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CHUCKLES

Paula, you didn't run much in doors

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focusing on cross-country. The lady

that we will have our eyes on later,

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the woman you will be all over,

Laura Muir, has run cross country

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this season as well as indoors we

know she hangs sacrificing

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Commonwealth Games because of her

studies -- she is sacrificing.

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Denied is an important year in her

calendar.

Important and very tough,

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she had to fight to get here, eight

hours in the car yesterday fighting

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their way down from Scotland and

because of her better replacement

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she cannot go to the Commonwealth

Games show she is doing 6000 metres

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denied and 3000 metres later. It is

a tough ask, there are six serious

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medal contenders and another three

or four who fancy their chances to

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get a medal so it's going to be a

tough race.

She was double European

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champion last year in Belgrade. She

knows how to do it on the bigger

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stages in doors, she is out there

getting a bit of physio ahead of her

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warm up later. Paula, in the

athletes who run middle distances,

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and longer distances, would normally

go outside to do some running before

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coming indoors. It's not

particularly safe underfoot this

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evening, very icy, incredibly cold,

Birmingham has not had as much snow

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but it's one of the coldest places

in the country now. Will those

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athletes be able to do what they

normally do outside?

They will warm

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up inside tonight but the shake-out

is this morning that they would have

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done it was funny watching because I

watched Konstanze Klosterhalfen,

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from Germany, she chanced it

outside, and I saw someone else on

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the treadmill, they have been mixing

it up, some will have used a

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treadmill and some will not have

done the shake-out at all and come

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in and erased, that is what I did.

You didn't go out earlier.

There is

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no point shaking out, you need

energy later.

We are on the

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precipice of a new era, after the

World Championships we said goodbye

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to some big names, Usain Bolt, Mo

Farah, and we have seen British

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athletics over the last few years

say goodbye to the likes of Jessica

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Ennis-Hill so we asked you to have a

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say goodbye to the likes of Jessica

Ennis-Hill so we asked you to have a

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look at the field this weekend and

point out some names for us, and all

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of our commentators and pundits, to

have a look at some names that not

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necessarily will be winning here but

names we may see a lot more of in

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recent, coming years. Tellers about

your choice, Michael.

He is a

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fantastic athlete, my coaches have

been working with him, Bingtian Su,

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he has a unique ability, very good

at the start because of the amount

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of power you can display to win in

the angular position coming out. His

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problem is once he gets into his

running he cannot continue the same

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power so he is not a great as 100

metres, but he's great at 60-metre

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indoor running so this is a

fantastic opportunity, he has the

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second-fastest time coming into the

championship behind Christian

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Coleman.

From Great Britain Richard

Kilty, a former world champion at 60

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metres, but never transferred that

global success in the longer 100

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metres. There are certain events

that suit athletes more indoors and

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they never can translate outdoors

and over the 60 metres Bingtian Su

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is a great example.

He is, you will

see 60-metre hurdlers who can be

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fantastic at the start. The 100

metres, you do not think

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fantastic at the start. The 100

metres, you do not think of it as

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endurance but it is about sustaining

speed and he has a problem and some

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of the other athletes have a problem

doing that and when they are

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fantastic starters they can take

advantage of it indoors.

Paula, tell

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us about your choice.

Adam Kszczot.

He is already well-known.

He has won

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indoors before but it's the step up

he has made this year. He is more at

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home racing indoors, he is a class

apart, unbeaten coming into this,

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became a father at the end of last

year so maybe that has going relaxed

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and running happy but I think he

will be tough to be here.

He is a

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master tactician.

The Polish

athletes tend to be good at racing

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indoors but it's indicative of the

weather here. I bumped into him this

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morning and he said it's too cold,

if the Polish are saying it's cold

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it must be cold!

Denise, you have

gone Swiss.

I have, I young lady who

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is the Swiss record-holder in the

100 and 200 metres but recently she

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has improved her 60 metres

phenomenally, ran well, 7.03, and

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second on the world list going into

these championships. We have seen

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her before in 2014 at the European

Championships.

In front of a home

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crowd.

Inspired run, over the 100

and 200 but this year she has made

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the transition and it is a smoking

60 metres runner she has put

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together and if she can hold her

form and home nerve in a very

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competitive 60 metres she could do

well and we might see her later in

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the year in the European

Championships.

Thank you, guys.

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Let's look at the evening and how it

pans out, just three events, the

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men's high jump and women's high

jump competitions running

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simultaneously, of

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simultaneously, of course Esser

Barshim and Robbie Grabarz. In the

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women's high jump the lady who is

dominant in the field has won her

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last 37 competitions. And Morgan

Lake. And Laura Muir and Eilish

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McColgan it, with current world

champion indoors over 3000 metres

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Genzebe Dibaba. We have a good night

on the first night. The height of

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competition, running at the moment

with the men and women jumping at

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the same time, an unusual way to do

it. Steve Backley can tell us how it

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is going.

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it. Steve Backley can tell us how it

is going. COMMENTATOR: Good evening,

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here are the jumpers, the women's

high jump jumping back-to-back.

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Authorised neutral athlete cleared

to jump here. The defending champion

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Morgan Lake of the back of her

season's best last weekend, so

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high-class, absolute top drawer as

you'd expect. At a world indoors,

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unusual configuration. Medals on

offer this evening, and here is a

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look back at a wobbly start for

Morgan Lake. 1.84. She jumped 1.92

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last weekend as a season's best but

put herself under pressure. She

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ended up way underneath the first

one underneath the bar, over

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striding, so this was her second

attempt and it was also a bit of a

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mess, so three jumps, just to remind

you, 3000, you are out. Morgan Lake

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put herself under massive pressure

with those two fouls at the opening

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night. All other athletes either

clear passing. Morgan Lake was

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forced to take her third attempt at

the opening height.

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the opening height. So, 1.84 to stay

involved. It was a deliberate effort

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but a good one, and showing some

real nerves of steel to control

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that. The shake of the head, she is

not happy, it's not the start she

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would have wanted but she still

involved. And so it would be a five

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centimetre increase to the second

height of 1.89, still within what we

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know she is capable of in her recent

form. Her first attempt was a much

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better one. Daylight between her and

the bar and that's just what she

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would have needed to settle the

nerves. It is a nervy start, I can

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only put it down to that. That's

exactly what she would have wanted

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at the second height. So, relaxing

between jumps. The nerves hopefully

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have been settled. 1.89 first-time

clearance for Morgan Lake. And as

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you can see those two high jump

competitions starting simultaneously

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at the top of the screen. The main

man from Qatar, the champion from

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2017. Erik Kynard, the man who

shared a rostrum with the last

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athlete to jump, Robbie Grabarz on

the 2012 rostrum. Lots has happened

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since. But it was also a bit of a

wobbly start for a Robbie Grabarz

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because he carried a foul also at

his opening height of 2.20.

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And that put him in exactly the same

position as Morgan Lake found

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herself in at those opening heights.

He trains in Birmingham, he is a

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local lad, loss of expectation and

he has friends in the audience. So,

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opening height, pressure on.

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And he rose to the occasion as you

would expect. And hoped, at least.

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A wobbly start for the British high

jumpers there. We talked about the

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difference for certain events and

how different it feels indoors. It's

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more compact tanned it's two laps

for 400 metres. There by definition

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the infield is a lot smaller. I said

to you before, didn't I, it looks a

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bit odd, as if they are running up

the lanes to the high jump. It

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seemed like Morgan Lake hadn't quite

worked out where she was running for

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those first two?

I think it was very

unsettling. We don't see the two

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high jump beds facing each other

most. Women are facing where the men

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are jumping, the men facing the

women. That is unusual. They are

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simultaneously side by side. I just

think both of them really were

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unsettled and nervous. Sometimes the

opening height is within your

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capabilities there is an airport of

complacency. I don't think they were

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attacking their run up enough.

Thankfully they live to fight for

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the next height.

Let us hope they

stay in a lot lunger. Laura Muir

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will take to the track for the 3,000

metre, not going to the Commonwealth

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Games, she has exams in May. She

sacrificed that. These Championships

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are important in her calendar year.

She is balancing it all with her

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studies, and found time toll chat to

our reporter.

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COMMENTATOR:

A historic double at

the European Indoor Championships.

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Two Gold medals, the Champion again,

another record.

Double gold in the

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Open Indoors, brilliant for me. It

gave me big confidence boost. To set

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two Championship records and a

British record at the same time that

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was the boost I needed to know I can

come away with these medals.

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COMMENTATOR:

It will be the Olympic

champion.

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Laura Muir was so close and when you

have the medal snatched away from

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you in the latter stages, it's gut

wrenching.

Having a home World

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Championships in that stadium was

amazing. Attapatu moss fear is

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brilliant. I got to both finals of

1500 and the 5K and gave it

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everything I could. I'm proud of how

I ran. It was just one of those

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things. I went from being second to

fourth in the 1500. It was hard.

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Just being so, so close. It was a

great experience. I learnt a lot. At

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the same time just missing out on

that medal. I hope to rectify that

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here.

You will be competitive, what

does that mean is a medal you are

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targeting?

I think so. It will be

tough for the athletes who have

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confirmed. It will be a tough field.

The currented world record holder

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the world indoor champion in 1500.

It will be very tough. Dibaba's in

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good form. She will be a very big

contend are for me. I think I can

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take her on.

When you hit the front

that is it. You are gone.

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Championship racing is different.

It's tactical. Can there ever be a

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balance where you think - I'm in

good enough shape, strong enough to

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take it from the front?

There comes

a point when you think you might be

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strong enough to take it on. Other

times people can match on and use

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you. You do the work and they sit on

you and you are the pacer

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effectively. It's difficult to judge

it and how you can look at things.

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Closer to the time we will have a

look at the race, decide who is

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running, who is likely and in what

shape and what shape I'm in and how

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best to judge it.

Is there like a

baton being passed to you younger

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guys with Mo Farah stepping away. A

unyoer generation coming through you

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are part of the figurehead of?

Yeah.

I think I was lucky I have competed

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on teams with the likes of K much

Jess a few times. Having them

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inspires you a lot and gives you

confidence knowing you are competing

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alongside the people in the team

that are amazing athletes. Younger

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people on the team and hopefully I

can give them pointersnd here and

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there and help them out if need be.

It's big Championships, if I can be

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there to support them, that would be

We talked about good.

The fact she

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arrived late last night because of

the weather and she was at a lecture

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yesterday morning for her veterinary

studies. Doing incredibly well to

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balance and juggle the different

demands in her life thus far. At the

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end of this academic year it will be

athletics all the way. You can

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understand her having to sacrifice

the Commonwealth Games?

I completely

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understand. She wants to be a

success in every area of her life.

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Is her final chance. Her only chance

at her studies. She wants to get it

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right. Wants to do it as well as she

can there. Then she will be able to

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concentrate on-the-running which we

hope will carry on for a good few

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years and be medal hopes. It won't

have been easy to say no to

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competing for Scotland in the

Commonwealth Games. Taking one day

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off her studies, today, no,

tomorrow. Two-days off.

Anything

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like my kids, probably your kids,

all the schools seem to be shut

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tomorrow. I don't think her lectures

will be on.

She hiked in through the

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snow yesterday morning to that

lecture before being able to leave

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and sit for eight hours fighting her

way down. . She tweeted at 11.00pm

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when she arrived to the hotel huge

thanks to the driver or they

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wouldn't have made it here.

For some

athletes it works to turn off the

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pressure of athletics almost and

focus on something as benign as

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veterinary studies! It's a tough

degree to be doing anyway. To go

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back to her sport and really enjoy

it?

I think it would work for this

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year. When you get back into World

Championships and Olympic years, as

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she is getting closer to out door

world level medals you have to...

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The sport takes everything that you

have. You can't do both. I think

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this has to be... This is the last

year she will be able to do that. .

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She has achieved incredible things

already with all of that going on in

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her life. She's been fantastic

double gold in Belgrade last year.

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Which set her up for the out doors

as well. Dominated the field there?

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It's a totally different playing

field for her tonight. The level of

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competition she is facing is clearly

head and shoulders above that which

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she faced in Belgrade. She is maybe

not quite in the shape she was there

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because she has been managing that

and managing that energy really

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well. . Hasn't raced as well as she

has done in the build-up, as well as

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she did in the bellup to #3we8

grade. Let us not heap too much on

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her. She will go out and give it her

everything tonight. -- build-up.

Let

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us join the High Jump competition.

Is Robbie Grabarz took silver in the

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European indoors. Here at the world

indoors he has to go clear to

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European indoors. Here at the world

indoors he has to go clear to stay

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involved. The bar, second height of

2.25 centimetres. If you have just

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joined us, he did salvage a wobbly

start with a clearance of 2.20. That

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was his opening height. He's in

exactly the same position here. I

0:22:170:22:26

will bring in Toni Minichiello, the

coach is looking on. What can the

0:22:260:22:29

coach do here or what should Robbie

do here?

I think it's how Robbie is

0:22:290:22:35

running on-the-runway for me. His

inside shoulder, right shoulder, he

0:22:350:22:40

is straight. Ing up and going into

the bar. That is taking the bar off.

0:22:400:22:43

We saw the third attempt. He put the

energy in.

Robbie Grabarz, 2.25 to

0:22:430:22:49

stay involved. Too much tonight.

Well...

Really slowed down. In doing

0:22:490:22:58

that, typical of what a lot of high

jumpers do, they slow down to work

0:22:580:23:02

strong. As soon as you lose the

speed you won't get in the air,

0:23:020:23:06

unfortunately. A bit sad there

really going out on that third

0:23:060:23:09

attempt.

0:23:090:23:16

attempt.

Three fouls and Robbie

Grabarz, one of a handful of hopes

0:23:160:23:20

for medals here in Birmingham, is

done. He will play no further part.

0:23:200:23:25

Let us look at this, Toni.

He's

driving out strong. You can see it

0:23:250:23:35

rock around a little bit. Not smooth

in terms of that. I think that's the

0:23:350:23:39

tough thing. For the first time at

this championships you are seeing a

0:23:390:23:43

straight final. There is a

qualifying and you look at the

0:23:430:23:47

runway and feel the floor and

understand it better. A bit tough

0:23:470:23:51

there.

We know he had injuries this

winter. He is a master of coming

0:23:510:23:56

back and being short on preparation

again we thought he would be able to

0:23:560:24:00

handle it. Finding his groove, he

wasn't able to do it on this

0:24:000:24:05

occasion. His rhythm was out for me

and never got settled. Unfortunately

0:24:050:24:12

for Robbie, it's all over. Real

class competition as well. He would

0:24:120:24:18

have to be at his very best to stay

involved and get into the medals

0:24:180:24:24

here because of Mutaz Barshim. Here

he is in fact. The Qatari world

0:24:240:24:29

leader. Jumped 2.38 to take the

title a couple of weeks ago.

0:24:290:24:38

Suffered a rare defeat. Barshim,

hugely capable when he gets it

0:24:380:24:42

right. Champion last summer in

London. He has jumped 2.40 on a

0:24:420:24:50

number of occasions. Barshim. 2.29.

Wow! He defies gravity. Incredible.

0:24:500:25:00

Much smoother runway. Much smoother.

Runs in. 2.29, to a man who jumped

0:25:000:25:08

in the 2.40s, this is easy for him.

Early days.

He make it look so easy.

0:25:080:25:13

What is he doing different?

He

floats in. He has pop. He can get

0:25:130:25:16

off the ground. He can get in the

air. He takes off a bit far away

0:25:160:25:20

from the bar for me, but when he

elevates he goes up.

No pleasing

0:25:200:25:25

some people, is there! Mutaz Essa

Barshim has got pop. Erik Kynard, a

0:25:250:25:32

man who enjoys a rostrum,

silver-medallist from 2012.

0:25:320:25:37

27-year-old American. No pop.

He

puts in a little stutter step about

0:25:370:25:44

three steps away from the bar. Heel

straightens up. That shortening,

0:25:440:25:50

straightens up his body so he is

upright. You need to lean as you

0:25:500:25:54

come round. That gives you the

rotational force and you convert

0:25:540:25:57

that to lift at take-off.

To the

women's on the opposite side.

0:25:570:26:09

Michaela Hruba getting ready for her

third attempt here at 1.89 to stay

0:26:090:26:15

involved.

Not that time, not that

time. She was under pressure. . Saw

0:26:150:26:22

her stop her runway, go back and

start again. This year there is a

0:26:220:26:29

new rule, 30 seconds to start your

attempt. Whether it affects the

0:26:290:26:34

athletes, they know the clock is

ticking this year quicker than it

0:26:340:26:38

was previously.

The height of 2.29.

Only Barshim to go clear so far at

0:26:380:26:45

this new height. Starting to sort

out the athletes in form.

0:26:450:26:54

out the athletes in form. We look

across to the mirror image as we

0:26:550:26:59

look down into the stadium. Iryna

Gerashchenko of the Ukraine. 22ers

0:26:590:27:03

ya of age. Wow, that's a... Not even

close there. Athletes struggling.

0:27:030:27:13

It's a slightly unusual orientation.

We speculated about the view through

0:27:130:27:17

to the other high jump mat and

whether that might affect the

0:27:170:27:20

ability to focus of what's in front

of you. No excuses. It's the same

0:27:200:27:27

for all.

0:27:270:27:34

for all. We see Mateusz Przybylko

get ready. The German champion,

0:27:350:27:41

Przybylko. 25 years of age. Fifth in

London last year. Took all three

0:27:410:27:48

jumps at that previous height. 2.29

to join Barshim.

No, not that time.

0:27:480:27:57

He just doesn't run enough of a

curve, goes down a little bit deep.

0:27:570:28:01

Ends up being more like a corner

than anything else for the German

0:28:010:28:05

there. That's difficult. Levern

Spencer in the Women's High Jump.

We

0:28:050:28:15

look forward to seeing her Down

Under. Wow, really sloppy jumps

0:28:150:28:20

here, Toni. I don't know what to

make of it. The last successful jump

0:28:200:28:25

was of Mutaz Barshim. We have seen

six fouls since then. Spencer,

0:28:250:28:31

highly fancied to challenge for the

medals, 33 years of age. Jumped 1.95

0:28:310:28:37

this year is out. Here's a man in

the form of his life, Danil Lysenko.

0:28:370:28:47

That's a lovely jump, isn't it?

That's the pop I'm talking about.

0:28:470:28:52

Puts his foot down quickly, comes

off quickly and goes straight up in

0:28:520:28:55

the air.

0:28:550:29:00

the air.

Silver-medallist to Barshim

last year and highly fancied to push

0:29:000:29:06

the Qatari athlete all the way.

Lysenko looking really competent. We

0:29:060:29:12

switch our attention back to

McPherson of the United States. Oh,

0:29:120:29:16

crikey. Not at all happy with those

three fouls. Another athlete

0:29:160:29:22

struggling. McPherson. 1.91 her

season's best. Experienced athlete.

0:29:220:29:33

So looks like the medals might go a

little softer than we anticipated.

0:29:330:29:41

Kynard to stay involved. A skip and

correction there.

We are seeing

0:29:410:29:44

that. It needs to be smooth so the

acceleration there can be used for

0:29:440:29:49

the jumps. Smooth acceleration. When

you put that skip in, it slows you

0:29:490:29:54

down that little bit.

Two fouls for

Kynard, but he's still in third

0:29:540:30:01

place, amazingly. Yorgelis Rodriguez

also competing in the pentathlon. We

0:30:010:30:10

hope to see Thompson there, it

starts tomorrow morning. Busy few

0:30:100:30:16

days for the Cuban 23-year-old.

0:30:160:30:22

It has been difficult, out of 11 men

that started the competition six

0:30:230:30:26

have gone out and in the women's

competition, I calculate six out of

0:30:260:30:31

13 competitors have gone out. I

think they are struggling with the

0:30:310:30:35

floor, maybe. Maybe the floor is a

bit soft and not giving them the

0:30:350:30:40

return of energy that you would

want. But, yeah...

Sylwester

0:30:400:30:45

Bednarek of Poland. No, another man

who is capable. He's jumped 2.33

0:30:450:30:52

this year. I don't know what to make

of this, the bar is at 2.29 and he

0:30:520:30:57

is left wanting. When you see

somebody like Barshim, Lysenko

0:30:570:31:03

popping over with daylight, there

cannot be that much of a problem,

0:31:030:31:08

can there?

No, you are looking at

two superbly confident and quality

0:31:080:31:13

athletes who, regardless of the

service or anything like that, they

0:31:130:31:16

are always going to jump high --

regardless of the surface.

One

0:31:160:31:22

athlete still involved is Morgan

Lake. Will look forward to seeing

0:31:220:31:29

how her event progresses.

0:31:290:31:33

Lake. Will look forward to seeing

how her event progresses.

0:31:330:31:34

STUDIO: Disappointing to see Robbie

Grabarz go out so soon in this

0:31:340:31:39

competition. Welcome, Colin Jackson,

and happy St David's Day.

Thank you.

0:31:390:31:45

What is going on? It is not just

Robbie, high-class high jumpers are

0:31:450:31:49

struggling at the minute.

It is not

good out there by the looks of it, I

0:31:490:31:53

don't know what is with the

failures. I don't know. Sometimes

0:31:530:31:58

athletes come to the championships

and I'm not saying they are not best

0:31:580:32:02

prepared but they haven't prepared

specifically for this Championships,

0:32:020:32:04

and it mats sound odd to say but

lots of people do the World

0:32:040:32:09

Championships with their focus still

on the outdoors so they are in very

0:32:090:32:13

heavy training, they might have

tapered off a little bit so they are

0:32:130:32:16

not very snappy. The high jumpers

don't look like they have that zing,

0:32:160:32:23

Tony Minichiello talked about the

pop. They look lacklustre. Robbie

0:32:230:32:29

the same and hopefully Morgan will

improve. That's not Robbie, Robbie

0:32:290:32:33

is usually so dynamic. I think he

got one of the host spots, both him

0:32:330:32:38

and Morgan had the host places here

so they might not have been in the

0:32:380:32:42

best shape coming into the

Championships.

We saw Morgan last

0:32:420:32:47

week in Glasgow jump 1.92, and she

got close to 1.95 and looks like she

0:32:470:32:52

was clearing it at her final attempt

and looked in decent shape.

It is

0:32:520:32:58

interesting coming to the major

championships with what has happened

0:32:580:33:02

in between and sometimes you can

rest a bit too much, you have to get

0:33:020:33:05

used to the surface again.

Everything is very different than

0:33:050:33:09

what they normally are used to. They

are jumping against each other in

0:33:090:33:15

that sense, at each other, it's

interesting the whole dynamic for

0:33:150:33:19

this high jump.

It doesn't take much

for the athlete's mind to get

0:33:190:33:24

unsettled. I know these are the

world's best but it doesn't take

0:33:240:33:28

much for them to be out of sorts.

0:33:280:33:32

Let's hope Morgan is back in sorts.

0:33:350:33:40

Let's hope Morgan is back in sorts.

At edge Morgan will look at this as

0:33:400:33:43

an opportunity as we see the world

indoor champion Vashti Cunningham,

0:33:430:33:46

the youngest ever, make a

0:33:460:33:53

the youngest ever, make a mess of...

Sorry, that was 1.93, this is the

0:33:530:33:57

new height as we see the fowl of

Cunningham. There is an insight of

0:33:570:34:01

an athlete who has jumped 1.97 this

year.

0:34:010:34:08

year. Randall Cunningham,

quarterback, famous man on the right

0:34:100:34:14

of the screen in the United States.

So then, Morgan Lake. Three jumps at

0:34:140:34:21

the opening height, a clean

first-time clearance of 1.89, the

0:34:210:34:24

new height 1.9 three, one centimetre

higher than her best so far. Great

0:34:240:34:30

Britain's Morgan Lake strides out

first attempt at the new height. But

0:34:300:34:36

nowhere near, Tony.

Didn't start the

run-up in the same way. Veolia

0:34:360:34:40

heights she cleared she drove out

the back and ran quickly out of the

0:34:400:34:44

back and that sets up the speed. --

the early heights. Start your run-up

0:34:440:34:50

and beat vigorous out of the run-up,

that sets up the speed for me. If

0:34:500:34:55

she clears this height the medals

are up for grabs, if you clear the

0:34:550:34:59

site with the way people are jumping

she has every chance.

Only one

0:34:590:35:04

athlete clear so far at this height,

foul at the first time of asking for

0:35:040:35:08

Morgan Lake but no one else has gone

clear so there is still an

0:35:080:35:11

opportunity here at this height to

get amongst the medals. We probably

0:35:110:35:15

wouldn't have speculated that would

be the case but here we are, and

0:35:150:35:19

Morgan Lake as you say, Tony,

completely agree, there is an

0:35:190:35:22

opportunity. Maria Lasitskene, the

undisputed world leader, dominant,

0:35:220:35:31

seven centimetres higher than

anyone, 2.04 is how good she is.

0:35:310:35:36

That's interesting, 1.93, she gave

it a wobble.

She did but did you see

0:35:360:35:43

how she attacked it? She runs at the

bar and develops the speed and uses

0:35:430:35:47

it and she can convert that into a

lift and that's the important thing,

0:35:470:35:50

you don't want to slow down going

into the bar because that's

0:35:500:35:53

difficult.

From one world champion

to another. From Lasitskene to

0:35:530:36:03

Barshim. Very impressive at the

previous height of 2.29. 2.33 also

0:36:030:36:11

well within the height we knew he

was capable of. He's jumped 2.38

0:36:110:36:17

this year. He's certainly living up

to his billing.

I think so. There is

0:36:170:36:26

three big men in this competition

who could challenge for the medals

0:36:260:36:30

here, Barshim being one, Lysenko

being the other and Cunard, for me,

0:36:300:36:36

I think, and here he is. -- Erik

Kynard.

Erik Kynard successful at

0:36:360:36:45

the third attempt of 2.29. And in

fourth place, new high of 2.33. Same

0:36:450:36:54

skip.

That is in there, isn't it?

That his rhythm and his run-up and

0:36:540:37:02

that's not going to change but I

think that's changing his position.

0:37:020:37:06

You've got to stay away from it, Lee

Nguyen, the short step puts his

0:37:060:37:09

shoulders on top of his feet meaning

he is upright which will always take

0:37:090:37:13

him into the bar. At that point the

only thing you can do is you have to

0:37:130:37:18

work the vertical very hard. The

inside leg closest to the high jump

0:37:180:37:21

bar, you got to work it and get it

high in the air.

So it looks as

0:37:210:37:28

though it's going exactly as was

forecast in the men's version, at

0:37:280:37:35

least. Lysenko, this man is looking

as though he's going to make it a

0:37:350:37:40

two horse race with Barshim of

Qatar. Cleared to complete, compete

0:37:400:37:49

here, as a handful of Russians are

able to compete here at the World

0:37:490:37:54

Indoor Championships. Lysenko has a

clean sheet so far. Can he continue

0:37:540:37:59

it? Yes, he can, with a useful sort

my word, he jumps straight into the

0:37:590:38:04

air, he is a little front on if you

want to be picky on it but look at

0:38:040:38:08

the height he gets.

This is going to

be an interesting competition, the

0:38:080:38:13

next couple of heights between those

two.

So, perfect sheet so far for

0:38:130:38:19

Danil Lysenko. Vashti Cunningham.

One foul so far at this height of

0:38:190:38:32

1.93 metres. Maria Lasitskene has

gone clear, the only athlete to have

0:38:320:38:39

done so. Cahalane, 1.93.

That's

nice. A very nice. -- Cunningham.

0:38:390:38:47

Not quite the perfect card there,

but runs in well, and again UCC runs

0:38:470:38:57

in, little two step rhythm into it

but it's great jumping at these

0:38:570:39:00

heights. -- you see she runs in.

She

is the world indoor champion from

0:39:000:39:08

two years ago, very experienced,

same age as Morgan Lake. So then,

0:39:080:39:16

Morgan Lake.

0:39:160:39:23

Lake looking to find a rhythm.

Fouled at the first chance to clear

0:39:270:39:34

this new height of 1.93. Two

athletes, Lasitskene on the first

0:39:340:39:41

time of asking and Cunningham we

have seen just go clear. All eyes

0:39:410:39:45

turn to Morgan Lake. Can she join

those two athletes? You would have

0:39:450:39:52

to say that this is a chance of a

medal, outside chance.

The way

0:39:520:39:56

people are jumping, I think jumping

this now, season's best, she's going

0:39:560:40:02

through the ritual, thinking she

needs to be shoulder high on the

0:40:020:40:06

inside. She knows they follow card

closely.

Morgan Lake then, 1.93, I

0:40:060:40:14

is up at the bar, strides out,

aggressive, she accelerated this

0:40:140:40:19

time and it's good! Grey clearance

from Morgan Lake, only the third

0:40:190:40:23

athlete to have gone clear at the

second time of asking. Brilliant

0:40:230:40:28

competitive effort.

That's

brilliant. Very positive at the

0:40:280:40:34

start of the run-up, set up the

speed and maintained it more.

0:40:340:40:40

Excellent. She leans away, something

she seldom does, and goes up. If she

0:40:400:40:46

has a fault it is that she doesn't

lean enough really. Speed and lean

0:40:460:40:51

away from the bar. Well done, that

could be a medal winning jump.

She

0:40:510:40:55

almost needed those three wobbly

starting jumps to settle her nerves.

0:40:550:41:00

That is a much more competent

clearance for Great Britain's Morgan

0:41:000:41:03

Lake. It is early to start talking

medals but at the moment she is in

0:41:030:41:08

third place. 1.93 at the second time

of asking, season's best.

0:41:080:41:14

third place. 1.93 at the second time

of asking, season's best. Great

0:41:140:41:15

stuff. STUDIO: She is very happy

with that. This is the heptathlete

0:41:150:41:19

focusing on high jump for the last

season and a half and really putting

0:41:190:41:23

her efforts into this and it is

starting to bear fruit. You can see

0:41:230:41:28

the way she mentally shifted herself

in the competition with the wobbly

0:41:280:41:31

stats. In the past she would have

let that get to her but she turned

0:41:310:41:35

things round.

She turned things

round very well indeed. What I'd

0:41:350:41:38

like to see from her is not starting

with her long tights on because I

0:41:380:41:42

think she uses that as a sort of,

OK, I'm still going through the

0:41:420:41:46

motions as opposed to saying, I am

here to do business and there is a

0:41:460:41:50

realistic chance of a

0:41:500:41:57

realistic chance of a medal for me

if I get my clearances in early. And

0:41:570:41:59

then you see when she has those

wobbles then she takes off her

0:41:590:42:02

tights. I think mentally she needs

to just get in there very early on

0:42:020:42:05

from the get go. Establish the

run-up, it says to her she needs to

0:42:050:42:10

increase her speed because athletes

strip off kit and get ready for

0:42:100:42:13

business but she leaves her tights

on. It's a small thing but it's a

0:42:130:42:18

fundamental thing.

You are shaking

your head in agreement, Michael.

I

0:42:180:42:21

didn't notice until you mentioned

that but there is a mindset and you

0:42:210:42:24

have to go into this, remembering

with this particular championship

0:42:240:42:28

the high jumpers didn't have a

preliminary round so getting used to

0:42:280:42:31

the chat, getting used to the new

setup, they didn't have the

0:42:310:42:35

opportunity to do it. You don't want

to carry the same mindset from your

0:42:350:42:38

warm up into competition, and there

are some small things that you might

0:42:380:42:42

not think will be so significant and

that will affect your mindset, and

0:42:420:42:45

that could very well be one of them.

And quickly, the same thing on the

0:42:450:42:51

mindset, the way she is Bridget when

she qualified, it wasn't excitement,

0:42:510:42:55

it is, right, I'm back in the game

and that is a positive mindset to be

0:42:550:42:59

in. Not celebrating early, she is

there.

Let's get back outside

0:42:590:43:06

because that was obviously positive

news in terms of a medal for Morgan

0:43:060:43:10

Lake. Steve.

0:43:100:43:11

news in terms of a medal for Morgan

Lake. Steve. COMMENTATOR: As will a

0:43:110:43:13

catalyst trust of Italy, a chance to

equal Morgan Lake, and does. She is

0:43:130:43:22

delighted with that. And so she

should be. That puts her equal with

0:43:220:43:29

the Brit with a second time

clearance of 1.93. Let's have a look

0:43:290:43:35

at this.

That's just effort. You see

people, you know how much it means

0:43:350:43:43

to them, they know how much they

need to do and UCF it, somebody

0:43:430:43:47

raises their game, full force on the

floor, drive in and get up in the

0:43:470:43:51

air. That is a good competitive jump

and what you want to be seeing. --

0:43:510:43:57

and you see it.

Here is a very

capable high jumper, Yuliya

0:43:570:44:04

Levchenko, second on the world lists

with 1.97. Silver-medallist last

0:44:040:44:12

summer. Seven, Lepchenko, off a foul

on the second attempt. No!

She got

0:44:120:44:21

that completely wrong. That's

pressure. I think that's pressure.

0:44:210:44:29

You are in fifth, you have won

medals at the World Outdoor

0:44:290:44:33

Championships and you know you are

somebody who should be in the top

0:44:330:44:35

three, its pressure.

Pressure for

Erik Kynard of the United States,

0:44:350:44:40

two fouls, 2.33, can he handle the

pressure? No, that's a surprise.

He

0:44:400:44:48

finishes in fourth place. He's

ripped his number off and he knows

0:44:480:44:51

he has not done himself justice

today in this competition. He is

0:44:510:44:56

outside, he is in fourth, little

shrug to his coach and he will be

0:44:560:45:02

disappointed with that. It is tough

for the Americans, they had their

0:45:020:45:05

trials two weeks ago in Albuquerque

and then they have to fly to

0:45:050:45:08

Britain, you've got jet lag to deal

with and the American trial system,

0:45:080:45:12

the first three across the line, is

a tough competition so you have a

0:45:120:45:17

tough competition two weeks ago and

then to come here and raise your

0:45:170:45:20

game further is a difficult mindset

to deliver, I think.

0:45:200:45:27

It's all about mind-set when you

come to a championships that is what

0:45:270:45:33

many athletes love about the

competition that a championship

0:45:330:45:36

brings. A difficult mentality to

competing on the circuit, as it

0:45:360:45:40

were. Back to the women's side of

this arena here in Birmingham.

0:45:400:45:47

Demireva carries two fouls.

Surprised she hasn't passed here and

0:45:470:45:52

maybe looked at the next height.

She's in sixth place. The only

0:45:520:45:55

athlete at this height who is

carrying two fouls. You could argue

0:45:550:45:59

she may could have had a look at the

next height. Probably won't get her

0:45:590:46:04

into the medals. Won't at this

height. She will have to clear a

0:46:040:46:09

high height anyway. Anyway, it's all

the strategic game of high jumping.

0:46:090:46:18

Mirela Demireva of Bulgaria. Two

fouls, 1.93.

Just got too close to

0:46:180:46:23

that, leaned in and took it off on

the way up on her jump. It was tough

0:46:230:46:28

for her. That would have been a

season's best. She hasn't jumped

0:46:280:46:31

that high this year. That is why she

didn't pass because the next height

0:46:310:46:35

up would have been too big an ask

for her.

0:46:350:46:43

for her.

Przybylko getting ready for

his 2.33. Last chance to stay

0:46:430:46:46

involved.

0:46:460:46:51

involved.

He's happy with his bronze

medal.

0:46:520:46:54

He knows he has a bronze. He's happy

there. Looking at the card was he

0:46:540:47:02

likely

0:47:020:47:07

likely to beat Barshim and Lysenko.

That was Morgan Lake getting ready.

0:47:080:47:16

Danil Lysenko.

0:47:160:47:21

Danil Lysenko. Levchenko watching

on. They are alternating side to

0:47:220:47:30

side, allowing the alternate mat to

take the precedent and have the

0:47:300:47:35

freedom of jump.

You don't want to be running at

0:47:350:47:37

someone jumping, that is a unique

experience.

The judges are timing it

0:47:370:47:41

from your point of view. When you

are high jumping you are looking at

0:47:410:47:47

the grass field behind. Are you not

throwing any more, so probably not.

0:47:470:47:54

Levchenko, third attempt.

Levchenko's out.

She's in fifth

0:47:540:48:03

place. Four athletes remain, Great

Britain's Morgan Lake is one of

0:48:030:48:09

them.

0:48:090:48:18

them. Mutaz Essa Barshim 2.36. Love

the way he eyes it up from that

0:48:180:48:21

right hand side. Oh, surprise there.

Deaccelerated. As you slow down into

0:48:210:48:29

the bar and use that speed to

convert to go up. By slowing down,

0:48:290:48:33

he's not converted enough of the

speed and he's dropped on the bar.

0:48:330:48:39

Basically, he's stalled.

Why would

you slow down?

You are thinking.

0:48:390:48:42

Slowing down. Maybe a little bit too

close, a little bit too far away.

0:48:420:48:47

Here we go. Lysenko. This is like

gun slingers, the first man to

0:48:470:48:53

blink. Barshim has blinked. Let's

see how he gets on here.

That's as

0:48:530:48:59

close as he gets to a clearance

without it being one. Must have just

0:48:590:49:03

given that the slightest of rattles.

It's a foul.

At that point he is

0:49:030:49:11

saying - tuck your vest in.

Look at

this. His socks too thick.

Something

0:49:110:49:17

like that! They are on exactly the

same record. They are both going to

0:49:170:49:22

be tied for that first place.

So

then, cat-and-mouse on the men's

0:49:220:49:27

side. Lysenko authorised neutral

athlete and Barshim. On the women's

0:49:270:49:36

side, Lake finds herself in fourth

place. Total fouls remember.

That's

0:49:360:49:41

interesting Steve. It's the two

fouls at 1.84.

The opening height?

0:49:410:49:48

That opening height that may cost

her the medal in the end. That early

0:49:480:49:52

failure. That runway really that she

didn't quite get right. Didn't get

0:49:520:49:58

the rhythm early. It may cost her.

Get the rhythm early. Barshim

0:49:580:50:03

looking to do exactly that. Rhythm

on the approach. Massive height.

0:50:030:50:08

Came down on that didn't he? He did.

He knows that, you know, he blinked

0:50:080:50:15

first and Lysenko blinked. He had a

chance there. Again, just trying to

0:50:150:50:19

muscle it off the ground a little

bit, instead of using that wonderful

0:50:190:50:26

flow he has.

Mariya Lasitskene, 2

metres 4. 1.96 easily.

She's in a

0:50:260:50:37

competition of her own. Well better

than anybody else. Been over two

0:50:370:50:44

metres already this year. She's the

class of the field.

From one

0:50:440:50:50

authorised neutral athlete to

another, Lysenko. 2.36. He knows

0:50:500:50:53

this is a chance to possibly take

gold here because he's seen the only

0:50:530:50:59

other athlete who can stop him,

Barshim on two fouls, Lysenko on

0:50:590:51:02

one. Second attempt.

Not as good as

the first, was it? Not as good as

0:51:020:51:09

the first. He'll know, one more

attempt or are we heading for a jump

0:51:090:51:15

off?

They have identical cards so

far. It's not out of the question.

0:51:150:51:20

Two fouls of this height of 2. 36

and a clean card up to this height.

0:51:200:51:28

Lysenko and Barshim, neck and neck.

One jump remaining. One jump

0:51:280:51:33

separates the two. Who is your money

on?

I'd hate to see. I'm not a

0:51:330:51:39

gambling man, I'm not a gambling

man.

Vashti Cunningham of the United

0:51:390:51:44

States. A bit of pride, she's

watching her title being taken here,

0:51:440:51:50

unless she can do something about

it. 1.96, first attempt. Too much.

0:51:500:51:55

Again, slows down and stands up.

Keep leaning. Lean away. Ride that

0:51:550:52:02

bicycle round the corner, that kind

of feel. If you rotate the floor you

0:52:020:52:11

limit the height you can achieve.

What you are trying to do is be in

0:52:110:52:15

the strongest position you can. You

put your feet directly underneath

0:52:150:52:19

your shoulders. Instead of what you

should be should do, put your feet

0:52:190:52:23

out ahead of you.

The coaches

watching on. The coach is up close

0:52:230:52:30

here, getting in the ears of their

athletes. So, two athletes remain on

0:52:300:52:38

the men's side. The first final. A

roar from the man they call The

0:52:380:52:47

Prince of Qatar. Mutaz Essa Barshim.

How much do you want this World

0:52:470:52:55

Indoor title, third and final jump,

one more attempt. 2.36 for Barshim.

0:52:550:53:04

Came down on that, again.

Three

fouls.

He's not out.

He has had

0:53:040:53:13

three fouls so finished in those

terms. If Lysenko goes clear, then

0:53:130:53:17

Barshim cannot respond. If Lysenko

knocks it off we have a jump off.

0:53:170:53:24

Just rotating on the floor and

backing in there. If he'd looked at

0:53:240:53:28

his mind-set. The way the whole

stadium went quiet for him as he

0:53:280:53:34

mediated in that way and let out

that roar and run. He gathered

0:53:340:53:36

himself. A lot of effort.

So then,

Morgan Lake. Season's best already.

0:53:360:53:49

1.96, first attempt.

0:53:490:53:55

1.96, first attempt.

Unlucky there.

If I'm right in thinking that would

0:53:550:54:00

have represented a personal best

indoors and out doors. Again, 1.96

0:54:000:54:05

an early look at it. Again, why not.

She's got to step up as an athlete

0:54:050:54:10

now, really. At the age she's at.

She has been to major championships.

0:54:100:54:17

She has to believe, it's my time,

step up and compete. It's a perfect

0:54:170:54:22

competition.

She's done it time and

time again. As we turn our attention

0:54:220:54:28

back to the men's side. Danil

Lysenko this jump to win the

0:54:280:54:35

competition. Asks for a hush here.

You could hear a pin drop, as I look

0:54:350:54:42

around the stadium here. Two fouls.

A battle with himself.

0:54:420:54:56

Massive jump from Lysenko. That's a

Gold medal jump. He looked as good

0:54:570:55:05

as Barshim. He matched him and then,

in the end, bettered him.

He asked

0:55:050:55:13

for hush. I've never seen that. The

crowd, bless them, were incredibly

0:55:130:55:18

quiet. You could hear his feet

scraping.

0:55:180:55:20

He composed himself. That's class.

That is class. Look at that.

Very

0:55:200:55:27

competent jump. Do you know what, a

bit of needle there, the man

0:55:270:55:31

deprived of a Gold medal last summer

to Mutaz Barshim. They have swapped

0:55:310:55:37

places. Gold becomes silver, silver

becomes gold. Lysenko has risen to

0:55:370:55:41

the top.

You may lose Bolt and

athletes of that level, but we can

0:55:410:55:48

see some rivalries. Barshim,

Lysenko. We can see rivalries.

0:55:480:55:59

Unfortunate they won't go

head-to-head in major championships.

0:55:590:56:05

Rivalries is the critical thing.

20

years of age, Lysenko.

Yeah, high

0:56:050:56:11

jumps are young men and ladies game.

They jump high at young ages and

0:56:110:56:19

they keep jumping those heights.

A

foul there. 1. 1.# 6. -- 1.96. Too

0:56:190:56:29

much for her. Morgan Lake still

involved. The men's final is

0:56:290:56:32

concluded. Only the women's yet to

be decided.

0:56:320:56:41

be decided. Mariya Lasitskene is out

in front. The reigning champion is

0:56:410:56:45

still involved, Vashti Cunningham,

about to take her second attempt, so

0:56:450:56:49

is Morgan Lake. Cunningham, second

chance at 1.96. That's close.

That's

0:56:490:56:55

much better. Much better jumping

there. Athletics is that mental

0:56:550:57:02

game.

0:57:020:57:08

game. Trust Trost will think she has

a comfortable bronze. Morgan has to

0:57:080:57:11

believe in herself and take it away

from her. Why not, why not?

Why not

0:57:110:57:17

indeed. A great time to really come

of age, two 20-year-olds battling it

0:57:170:57:23

out. Morgan Lake. Well, whatever

happens here, Morgan Lake has done

0:57:230:57:27

better than her sixth place last

year at the London Out door

0:57:270:57:31

Championships. Guaranteed fourth or

better. 1.96 this a medal potential

0:57:310:57:38

jump. Second chance. Knocked it off

on the way up.

On those last two

0:57:380:57:49

steps. Her inside shoulder on her

left shoulder, tip it is towards the

0:57:490:57:53

bar. When she jumps, she is jumping,

just drifts in. You see how she

0:57:530:57:59

rotates that shoulder away, the left

shoulder. That takes her in towards

0:57:590:58:03

the bar am you have to have the

courage to stay away and then go

0:58:030:58:07

vertical. Come on Morgan.

Come on

Morgan. It may be taken out of her

0:58:070:58:11

hands because if Alessia Trost goes

clear, it makes Morgan's task even

0:58:110:58:19

more difficult. Trost carrying a

foul in the first jump. We've seen

0:58:190:58:24

Morgan foul twice at this height of

1.96.

0:58:240:58:31

1.96. Trost very capable, two metre

jumper back in 2013, indoors. Fifth

0:58:330:58:41

in Rio. Trost has a Championship

pedigree. Of sorts at least. She has

0:58:410:58:50

a Hans here to confirm her bronze

medal. Second jump, 1.96.

No. No.

0:58:500:58:58

Really bad. Just leads in with that

right arm. Just pushes it towards

0:58:580:59:04

the bar and you should push it up

into the air. Still in third. One

0:59:040:59:07

more jump left.

0:59:070:59:16

more jump left.

Mariya Lasitskene in

a class of her own. Morgan Lake in

0:59:160:59:21

fourth place at the moment.

Cunningham will get the first chance

0:59:210:59:25

to go clear at the third time of

asking. There's Khan, coach to

0:59:250:59:31

Morgan lake. -- lake. Striding it

out. Nod of approval, hopefully

0:59:310:59:40

giving Morgan the confidence she

needs. She needs to let go and trust

0:59:400:59:43

this now. First up, Vashti

Cunningham. Off two fouls. Third

0:59:430:59:52

chance.

0:59:520:59:54

Just came out of her arch early.

Came out of her arch early. What you

0:59:571:00:05

have to do is wait. You rotate

around the bar like a bicycle wheel

1:00:051:00:10

and then flick your legs out. Got

the timing wrong.

Technical stuff

1:00:101:00:15

aside. An emotive jump for Morgan

Lake. She has to not think about it

1:00:151:00:20

and go for it. That is what I'm

thinking.

You are right. It's about

1:00:201:00:27

adrenaline, motivation, power. You

don't have to make it technical. Now

1:00:271:00:30

is your time. A medal on offer. If

you clear this, I'm not sure the

1:00:301:00:35

Italian can beat you.

I completely

agree. A medal chance for Great

1:00:351:00:40

Britain's Morgan Lake. Currently in

fourth place off the back of a

1:00:401:00:43

season's best at the previous

height.

She's moved the runup back.

1:00:431:00:48

I saw her do it earlier. Moved it

back a foot. Further away, giving

1:00:481:00:52

herself more room. Physical she runs

that speed and stays away...

Morgan

1:00:521:00:57

Lake, 1.96, third try. Over striding

there. You could see that.

It was

1:00:571:01:03

that. You move the runner back to

counter act what you are doing. It

1:01:031:01:08

makes you open up and pushes the

shoulder further ahead. Ah, that was

1:01:081:01:12

such an opportunity there really to

step into a medal. She will know.

1:01:121:01:17

She will know. For me, she's been

quite a nervous young lady. You see

1:01:171:01:22

her jump really well when she smiles

and relaxed and comfortable. You see

1:01:221:01:27

her jump really well. Didn't quite

see that today. It's the early

1:01:271:01:32

failures, running underneath the bar

in the first attempt at. Messing up

1:01:321:01:36

the run at second time. That is what

cost her.

Big confidence boost for

1:01:361:01:41

Morgan Lake. Fourth place, the most

agonising place to finish at a

1:01:411:01:45

championships.

1:01:451:01:46

She is out, three falls at 1.96,

fourth place here this evening. --

1:01:511:01:57

three fouls. Crossed is guaranteed

bronze, and can improve, but that's

1:01:571:02:03

her third foul also -- Trost. The

competition is over. The Italian

1:02:031:02:13

will take bronze, Cunningham Silver,

1.96, three fouls. There is one

1:02:131:02:23

athlete, this hugely dominant high

jumper, Maria Lasitskene gets ready

1:02:231:02:30

for 1.99. She hasn't had any fouls

so far as we look back at Trost. She

1:02:301:02:36

will be pleased with a medal.

Definitely, she hasn't jumped

1:02:361:02:39

anywhere near the two metres she has

jumped career-wise. Is that jump

1:02:391:02:48

necessary? Do I want to improve my

bronze to a silver? You would hope

1:02:481:02:52

so but she will be satisfied with

that. Opportunity missed for Morgan.

1:02:521:02:57

Now is her time at the age of 21,

22, that's when you start jumping at

1:02:571:03:02

the top of your height and when you

must cement the two-metre jump. You

1:03:021:03:06

can jump 1.96 and 1.97 and win

medals and championships. This is a

1:03:061:03:13

young lady who has committed herself

to high jump now, I think that's the

1:03:131:03:16

sensible way forward for her, based

at the National performance

1:03:161:03:20

Institute at Loughborough, full-time

coach, everything going for you.

1:03:201:03:23

Unlucky. Maria Lasitskene, the world

leader, 38 consecutive victories,

1:03:231:03:32

would you believe? Her last defeat

was in 2016 ahead of Ashley

1:03:321:03:38

Cunningham. Morgan Lake in fourth

place.

Here is the men's result.

1:03:381:03:44

It was a win for Danil Lysenko,

silver-medallist last summer, and

1:03:441:03:49

Barshim, surprise defeat command

Robbie Grabarz, disappointed, I'm

1:03:491:03:52

sure, with 2.20 in ninth place.

1:03:521:03:58

Robbie Grabarz, disappointed, I'm

sure, with 2.20 in ninth place. What

1:03:581:03:58

will be overriding emotion be for

Morgan Lake because that's an

1:03:581:04:02

improvement on a global standing at

a major competition compared to the

1:04:021:04:06

Worlds in London, but frustration

springs to mind because of the early

1:04:061:04:10

mistakes.

Absolutely frustration.

She should be frustrated. What she

1:04:101:04:14

has seen now she has moved

completely too high jumper is that

1:04:141:04:17

even when you are not at your best

you can still come away with a medal

1:04:171:04:22

in competitions like that providing

you have the discipline in the early

1:04:221:04:28

rounds, and, you know, she will be

gutted because that bronze medal was

1:04:281:04:34

so there. She looked better as the

rounds went on and the Heights got

1:04:341:04:40

higher. Very frustrating, I think,

for her.

In terms of the final

1:04:401:04:44

height what were your thoughts on

her approach and technique?

I was

1:04:441:04:48

thinking more of a positive spin on

it for her because we know how

1:04:481:04:52

talented she is and how she can

deliver so to come to a major

1:04:521:04:56

championships and deliver a season's

best, only two high jumpers

1:04:561:05:00

delivered a season's best, so I

think he will be positive for her

1:05:001:05:04

moving forward and I like the fact

she improved, she moved her shoe out

1:05:041:05:09

and became more aggressive to try

and get the medal again.

Lysenko

1:05:091:05:14

already assured of the gold...

Sorry, Lasitskene, the men's winner

1:05:141:05:21

we saw earlier on. Lasitskene going

for 2.01 and she has cleared that

1:05:211:05:29

many times. She is an incredibly

formidable high jumper but it must

1:05:291:05:32

be quite tough when you have already

got the gold and go out and push

1:05:321:05:37

yourself to be competitive against

yourself.

I think that part of

1:05:371:05:41

athletics is being competitive for

yourself, looking for faster times

1:05:411:05:45

and higher jumps become a -- because

there are records and trying to show

1:05:451:05:54

you are the best you can be

producing best performance when it

1:05:541:05:59

counts, trying to get a higher

height, you will do that in

1:05:591:06:03

competition rather than trying to do

it in practice, your chance of

1:06:031:06:07

getting that height is better in the

competition. The motivation comes

1:06:071:06:10

from trying to get up on that world

all-time list, I'm sure the

1:06:101:06:15

motivation was there but it didn't

happen for her today.

Let's look at

1:06:151:06:19

Lysenko and his winning jump, which

was when he gets it together a thing

1:06:191:06:25

of beauty.

You have seen consistency

in his run-up. That clearance was

1:06:251:06:31

just staggering. That consistency of

run-up is key to jumping heights

1:06:311:06:36

because you trusted, your placement

is correct every time you go to take

1:06:361:06:40

off and you set up technically in

the right position to give yourself

1:06:401:06:44

the room to clear the height.

Unfortunately for Morgan today when

1:06:441:06:48

we think about the differences

between the consistent jumpers and

1:06:481:06:52

being consistent jumpers it is about

work on the runway and the position

1:06:521:06:58

they arrived to the bar in.

Tony

mentioned the rivalry from Barshim

1:06:581:07:01

from last summer to today, that will

be a great thing to watch over the

1:07:011:07:08

years, just 20 years old.

The fact

he is so young and energetic, but

1:07:081:07:12

also to add to that he has this

genuine skill and desire to jump

1:07:121:07:16

high. He took on the challenge and

he will look at Barshim and think he

1:07:161:07:20

is the world champion and has jumped

really high and I've got to take him

1:07:201:07:23

out and he did it today.

Lasitskene

is going for 2.01 again and she gets

1:07:231:07:30

it and she still doesn't look very

happy.

But it's effortless. She's

1:07:301:07:36

got to be citing the world record at

some stage in her career because she

1:07:361:07:44

is so consistently over two metres.

2.10 is a big jump, it has been a

1:07:441:07:49

world record for sometime.

She's got

it in her.

She has to, at least

1:07:491:07:56

consistently deliver on the big

stages, the next step is world

1:07:561:08:01

records.

Maybe that's what she is

saving the big smile for.

1:08:011:08:05

LAUGHTER

She is the world indoor champion,

1:08:051:08:09

though, and congratulations to her

and in the end it was a great high

1:08:091:08:12

jump competition. Coming up on the

track, the first race on the track,

1:08:121:08:17

the first final of these

championships is the women's 3000

1:08:171:08:21

metres. One year ago in Laura Muir

conquered the European Indoor

1:08:211:08:24

challenges that lay before her in

Belgrade with two golds. This is a

1:08:241:08:28

chance for her to win her first

global medal on the world stage.

1:08:281:08:37

COMMENTATOR: Once more, what an

athlete this woman is, Genzebe

1:08:471:08:51

Dibaba. It will be gold. It's going

to be a gold medal for Netherlands

1:08:511:08:56

as Hassan

1:08:561:09:01

as Hassan wins the title. Look at

this last lap from Hellen Obiri.

1:09:021:09:06

Gold to Kenya. But here is Laura

Muir. She has now got two gold

1:09:061:09:14

medals and she is the champion again

and it's another record.

1:09:141:09:18

STUDIO: Paula Radcliffe is in the

commentary box ahead of this race

1:09:201:09:27

for us. Paula, we have seen the

athletes come out and they have had

1:09:271:09:32

their first taste of the track

tonight. You were watching from up

1:09:321:09:37

there, no doubt. Your thoughts on

Laura this evening?

She has come

1:09:371:09:40

into this year and it's a bit of an

off year for her, we mentioned how

1:09:401:09:46

she is concentrating on her studies.

In some ways that means she is tired

1:09:461:09:49

but also there is no pressure on

her. Wenxiu came in with those

1:09:491:09:54

expectations last year in Belgrade,

she can really go out and have fun

1:09:541:09:58

tonight. Having said that, the other

girls will be well aware she has

1:09:581:10:04

already won and they will look to

her to see when she makes her move.

1:10:041:10:08

There will not be anyone apart from

Klosterhalfen or Dibaba who will

1:10:081:10:12

make a move before Laura Muir

tonight.

Tactics, Laura Muir loves

1:10:121:10:17

to take it out and she loves the

front running but indoors it's very

1:10:171:10:21

difficult to have it your own way

and at a major championship it is

1:10:211:10:25

difficult to have it your own way

like that.

It is. Undoubtedly she

1:10:251:10:29

will have come in with a plan but

she and Andy will have sat down and

1:10:291:10:33

made a plan but it must be flexible

because like you said indoors things

1:10:331:10:38

can change so quickly and she must

be well aware of what is going on

1:10:381:10:41

around her, who is around her and be

careful when she is making moves.

1:10:411:10:46

Paula, you mentioned early on to

make the field is loaded, Genzebe

1:10:461:10:50

Dibaba, the world champion from two

years ago is in there amongst others

1:10:501:10:52

and they know the threat that Laura

poses to them, obviously from London

1:10:521:10:57

and racing her on the circuit. What

kind of tactics will Dibaba go for?

1:10:571:11:04

Interesting, Dibaba has raced well,

she has run a 3.57, undoubtedly in

1:11:041:11:09

good shape, not as good a shape as

the years when we have seen her come

1:11:091:11:14

out and run 8.16. She will be aware

Laura Muir has finishing speed,

1:11:141:11:19

Hoolahan can close very fast guy she

closed in 28 seconds in the US

1:11:191:11:23

championships so if they let it go

to slow she becomes a big danger. I

1:11:231:11:27

think Dibaba might panic. She has

the likes of Obiri and Hassan who

1:11:271:11:32

will not make a move early on and

she might decide to go early which

1:11:321:11:36

will help Laura.

She knows all about

Obiri and Hassan because she was in

1:11:361:11:39

the race with them in the summer,

the 5000 meteors in London when

1:11:391:11:46

Obiri won gold and Hassan took the

bronze -- 5000 metres.

All of the

1:11:461:11:51

runners know and respect each other

here and they know where each

1:11:511:11:55

other's strengths lie and I'm sure

there is lots of respect for Laura

1:11:551:11:58

Muir among them and lots of fear for

the way she runs, she runs in a

1:11:581:12:02

fearless way and she will take you

by the scruff of the neck and she is

1:12:021:12:06

not afraid to lay it all out there

and I fully expect her to do that

1:12:061:12:09

tonight but I hope she doesn't go

too soon.

Thank you, Paula. We will

1:12:091:12:13

hear from the Eilish McColgan who is

of course running tonight as well

1:12:131:12:18

with her very famous coach and mum,

of course, Liz McColgan. We saw them

1:12:181:12:23

together earlier this evening. This

is what Eilish had to say about this

1:12:231:12:29

one.

I feel like a medal would be a

very tough ask considering it's

1:12:291:12:33

probably the best fielding history

of 3000 metre running. For me, if I

1:12:331:12:38

could go in and run a PB that is all

I could ask for. I Lutfur Rahman a

1:12:381:12:46

fast race and a strong race and come

out of things knowing that I have

1:12:461:12:50

the speed in my legs and that sort

of pace which will help me over the

1:12:501:12:54

5K later on this year. Outdoor 5K is

my priority so I feel like a three K

1:12:541:13:00

is a good training thing for me to

do to work on my speed work for the

1:13:001:13:05

outdoor season. So, yeah, for me to

run a PB and be competitive that's

1:13:051:13:12

what I want to become a competitive

against these girls and not fear

1:13:121:13:15

them because anything can happen in

any indoor race. I think there is

1:13:151:13:19

something like 12 girls sub 8.42. We

have probably had five goals in the

1:13:191:13:25

history in the UK run sub 8.42. Is a

strong field, Hassan from the

1:13:251:13:33

Netherlands, Obiri comp Dibaba and

Laura Muir, so even the top side of

1:13:331:13:37

things is very strong but the depth

throughout the field as well --

1:13:371:13:41

Obiri and Dibaba. It is a really

unique race, much stronger than the

1:13:411:13:46

1500 so I'm really excited and

almost intrigued to see how it will

1:13:461:13:50

go. I just can't wait to get out

there now and hopefully come away

1:13:501:13:55

with a quick time.

STUDIO: We

mentioned, of course, Laura Muir

1:13:551:13:59

sacrificed the Commonwealth Games

because of her studies. Colin, you

1:13:591:14:03

were a star at both, world indoors

and world Commonwealth Games, but

1:14:031:14:07

knowing how much it means to her

1:14:071:14:13

knowing how much it means to her off

to race for Scotland she will be

1:14:151:14:17

putting so much into this diet, you

Laura Muir, because this is a big

1:14:171:14:20

Championships, because until the

Europeans in August this is it for

1:14:201:14:22

her.

This must be her focus now, she

will engage with the whole crowd and

1:14:221:14:25

hope the home supporters will see

her through. This is incredible, as

1:14:251:14:27

has been said, an incredibly

talented field, at no stage in the

1:14:271:14:30

race will there be what I would

describe as clear air where you

1:14:301:14:34

could run free and fast. There will

always be competitive aspects to it

1:14:341:14:40

and Laura will relish the

opportunity of the home crowd giving

1:14:401:14:43

her support. She knows this is a

good opportunity for her and I think

1:14:431:14:47

all of us will be cheering her every

single lap.

She was so good in

1:14:471:14:52

Belgrade, the field not nearly as

strong as it is tonight.

Yeah, it's

1:14:521:14:57

not a strong. It was strong in

Belgrade and tonight it is. She is a

1:14:571:15:04

different athlete, she talked about

how her mindset is. She is a

1:15:041:15:10

different athlete. We must commend

her with making those tough

1:15:101:15:14

decisions that suit her as a

professional athlete but as a

1:15:141:15:19

veterinary student going forward.

That's her life going forward.

1:15:191:15:23

Making those life choices are

important and you've got to get it

1:15:231:15:26

right.

Steve Cram is up on our

commentary platform ahead of this

1:15:261:15:30

one. Welcome back from Pyeongchang,

Steve, glad you made it back for

1:15:301:15:34

this one and four tonight because

there seems to be a tempering of

1:15:341:15:38

expectation of Laura Muir ahead of

this perhaps compared to the World

1:15:381:15:42

Championships because her studies

have been so intense, she has

1:15:421:15:45

perhaps not on the level of training

she had a hell of Belgrade last

1:15:451:15:48

year. Could she surprise us? Could

she get on to the rostrum? Do you

1:15:481:15:53

expect her to push for the medals?

1:15:531:15:56

Expect is a strong word. Yes, Laura

expects that. I spoke to her at the

1:15:561:16:03

hotel. She is very relaxed. This is

tough. She know it is's tough.

1:16:031:16:11

Dibaba, Paula said is beatable.

Obiri is beet beatable.

1:16:111:16:19

Obiri is beet beatable. -- beatable.

Hassan has won one race. She needs

1:16:211:16:29

to be patient. If she gives herself

a good chance on the last lap I

1:16:291:16:35

think she could win a medal.

Lasitskene had her final attempt.

1:16:351:16:41

Walking away from here tonight with

that Gold medal that she cleared at

1:16:411:16:46

2.01 earlier. She's so far and away

the dominant high jumper in the

1:16:461:16:54

world. As Denise said, one day

perhaps that world record will be

1:16:541:16:59

hers and maybe not too far away. .

Back to that 3000 metres. The

1:16:591:17:03

fireworks are coming. The grand

entrances will be coming in a moment

1:17:031:17:07

as well. Just see that failure one

more time. Steve, they will make

1:17:071:17:16

their entrance into the arena in a

moment. Eilish McColgan will hope

1:17:161:17:22

it's the start of another good year

for her. She made great progress

1:17:221:17:25

last year?

She made great progress.

At the European Indoor door

1:17:251:17:34

Championships where Laura won Eilish

McColgan got bronze and kicked them

1:17:341:17:38

into a a good season. I think they

made a mess of it. That high jump

1:17:381:17:41

was great. The girls were told there

may be a little delay. Nothing worse

1:17:411:17:47

than lining up for a World

Championship final and that is what

1:17:471:17:51

it is and being delayed. That isn't

a Grand Prix event. It should have

1:17:511:17:57

been choreographed better. This is

has not been good for the 3,000

1:17:571:18:02

girls they are ready to come out.

Thank you Steve. I wouldn't expect

1:18:021:18:05

anything else but a crumble on night

one. We love you for that. They are

1:18:051:18:11

ready to come out now for the 3000

metres. The first race on the track.

1:18:111:18:16

The first final on the track of

these World Indoor Championships.

1:18:161:18:23

After that almost medal chance there

from Morgan Lake what will it do for

1:18:231:18:28

the British team if Laura Muir can

push herself amongst the medals?

1:18:281:18:32

It's a natural lift. Be honest,

medals for the British team are

1:18:321:18:36

going to be light on the ground.

That's for many reasons, one in

1:18:361:18:41

particular, you highlighted, the

Commonwealth Games. People are

1:18:411:18:43

making the choice not to be here.

1:18:431:18:45

Commonwealth Games. People are

making the choice not to be here. It

1:18:451:18:46

will be great for the team if she

can deliver here.

The fireworks are

1:18:461:18:52

coming, the lights are down. Steve

Cram it's over to you and Paula

1:18:521:18:56

Radcliffe.

COMMENTATOR: Thank you. They will be

1:18:561:19:00

introduced from that door on the

right hand side. The far side of the

1:19:001:19:05

track. The fireworks, whatever else

we are going to get, will begin in a

1:19:051:19:12

couple of seconds time. Out one by

one fairly quickly. The track events

1:19:121:19:17

more of an individual introduction.

This is an incredibly strong field.

1:19:171:19:22

Genevieve Lalonde had a good start

to her season. New Canadian record

1:19:221:19:25

holder. Then second out is Eilish

McColgan. As I said, Eilish McColgan

1:19:251:19:36

that indoor performance where she

picked up a couple of places on the

1:19:361:19:40

last 200 metres really set her up

nicely for an incredible year for

1:19:401:19:44

her in terms of times and

performances. Tamara Armoush,

1:19:441:19:47

running for Jordan. 9.27. She will

do well to stay with this field.

1:19:471:19:54

Sifan Hassan. I said - I can't see -

she's run a good 3000. Trains in

1:19:541:20:04

America. Dominique Scott, very good

last 18 months or so. Former

1:20:041:20:10

US-based South African. The next

athlete out I think, Paula is right

1:20:101:20:16

to highlight as a threat. Shelby

Houlihan doubled up with the US

1:20:161:20:21

champs. She had a great 3000 race

and won the 1500. In the shape of

1:20:211:20:29

her life. Konstanze Klosterhalfen

the 21-year-old German who loves to

1:20:291:20:33

front run. Ran a superb time at the

German Championships on her own.

1:20:331:20:41

Genzebe Dibaba the two-time

championship at this distance at the

1:20:411:20:44

World Indoors. At her best very

difficult to beat. Katie Mackey the

1:20:441:20:53

second of the two Americans. Pipped

Colbourne on the line in the US

1:20:531:21:02

championships to take the second

spot. Fantu Worku may do work for

1:21:021:21:05

Dibaba or help her out. She's only

18. Good junior career and her first

1:21:051:21:12

taj of a major championships as a

senior. Meraf Bahta, runs for

1:21:121:21:16

Sweden. She is wondering where to

go. Former European Champion at 5000

1:21:161:21:24

metres. Laura Muir will get a great

reception. As Paula was saying, an

1:21:241:21:30

eventful journey down. Two flights

cancelled. Decided to make it by

1:21:301:21:36

car. Had to fight their way down the

M74. Thankfully after that things

1:21:361:21:42

got easier. It was late last night

she got here. Seems pretty relaxed

1:21:421:21:48

about that. Hellen Obiri almost

tripping up. Can she add the World

1:21:481:21:55

Indoor title here. Hellen Obiri a

were former World Indoor Champion in

1:21:551:22:01

2012 herself. Well, I think for

distance runners it's the sort of

1:22:011:22:06

race that they really relish with

Laura Muir taking on some of the

1:22:061:22:11

world's best distance runners at

1500 and 5000 metres coming together

1:22:111:22:19

at the classic 3,000-metre distance.

1:22:191:22:25

15 laps indoors. Eilish McColgan

joining Laura Muir in their quest to

1:22:291:22:36

win a medal for Great Britain.

1:22:361:22:44

3,000-metre race which brings

together the quick 1500 metre runs,

1:22:441:22:50

the distance specialists as well.

With Laura Muir having 1.59 800

1:22:501:22:55

metres with the likes of Genzebe

Dibaba will not hang around until

1:22:551:22:58

the last two or three laps. Others

can finish fast. As Paula rightly

1:22:581:23:02

said. Paula, as ever, these races

tend to start slowly and then at

1:23:021:23:07

some point it will get going?

They

did. The prize for starting the

1:23:071:23:16

slowest went to Genzebe Dibaba. She

gave the others a good second or so

1:23:161:23:20

head start. She has got what she

wanted. Able now to track Sifan

1:23:201:23:25

Hassan and keep her eye on the rest

of the field. Laura Muir has found

1:23:251:23:28

herself at the front. Which is

probably what the rest of the field

1:23:281:23:32

would have expected.

Laura I think

is an athlete who excels indoors.

1:23:321:23:38

She is a great out door runner.

She's even better indoors, I think.

1:23:381:23:44

That's partly her stature, that

helps. The bad weather up in

1:23:441:23:47

Glasgow, she said I don't mind I've

been training indoors for indoor

1:23:471:23:52

championship. Hellen Obiri right

there as well. One Kenyan in this.

1:23:521:23:59

Konstanze Klosterhalfen in

particular another who likes to

1:23:591:24:01

front run. Klosterhalfen, just that

slightly longer stride. Might feel

1:24:011:24:07

more comfortable out front.

Wen couldn't get much pushing in the

1:24:071:24:11

3000. Laura Muir set off at a

reasonable pace. Not too slow. It's

1:24:111:24:15

certainly not the race pace that

these women are capable of.

No, you

1:24:151:24:20

can see Eilish McColgan having to

chop her stride. Another one, like

1:24:201:24:25

Klosterhalfen with a long stride.

She is trapped on the curve there

1:24:251:24:29

behind Laura Muir. She's chopping

her stride. Clipped by Dominique

1:24:291:24:33

Scott behind her. You can tell she

is not happy there. If a gap opens

1:24:331:24:38

up, don't be surprised if you see

Eilish McColgan grabs it and

1:24:381:24:44

Klosterhalfen has decided to wait

her time a little bit.

Six of the

1:24:441:24:47

last seven champions in this

distance have come from Ethiopia.

1:24:471:24:50

The one that didn't was Hellen Obiri

from Kenya. Were it to not be one of

1:24:501:24:57

those two nations winning, then we

breaking long, goes all the way

1:24:571:25:04

back, these championships haven't

always been held in two years. 2003

1:25:041:25:08

in Birmingham the year after they

were held immediately one year

1:25:081:25:13

afterwards.

1:25:131:25:20

afterwards. Genzebe Dibaba would

love to make it three world titles

1:25:201:25:22

for her. Hassan winning the 1500

metre title in Portland. No slouch

1:25:221:25:28

in the latter stages. It was a medal

of 5000 she won outdoors. There she

1:25:281:25:34

is, Sifan Hassan. Only won one race,

only the 3000 this years?

It counts

1:25:341:25:43

in knowing what shape she is in. She

took time to settle into the

1:25:431:25:48

training group in Portland. She was

a little bit not herself last year.

1:25:481:25:53

Genzebe Dibaba quickly making a move

around the outside. Sifan Hassan nt

1:25:531:25:59

yet responded. She has started to

close up now. It's not the decisive

1:25:591:26:04

move from Dibaba. It's getting

herself in closer order and

1:26:041:26:08

recognising the fact that Konstanze

Klosterhalfen had gone hard to the

1:26:081:26:10

front and made her bid to stretch

this out a little bit.

Very slow

1:26:101:26:16

indeed. It's become a 2,000-metre

race. It was the lap before this,

1:26:161:26:23

just about now, that Dibaba last

time in Portland threw in a 63

1:26:231:26:31

400-metre stretch that blew the

field apart. I don't think she will

1:26:311:26:38

do that here. Bahta is moving up the

outside. All the big names starting

1:26:381:26:43

to gather behind Klosterhalfen, who

will now have to make this a long

1:26:431:26:47

run for home. She is capable of it.

She is very strong. This is going to

1:26:471:26:52

be wearing people down gradually.

Can you hang on, particularly for

1:26:521:26:56

the likes of Eilish McColgan. For

Shelby Houlihan the others, all of

1:26:561:27:02

those, are now knowing this next

1000 metres will determine whether

1:27:021:27:06

or not they can hang on to be there

when the medals are handed out.

I

1:27:061:27:09

think this is going to be a long

turning of the screw now by

1:27:091:27:15

Konstanze Klosterhalfen. She hasn't

put a burst of speed. She has picked

1:27:151:27:19

it up. The big names reacted quickly

to that. She is comfortable. Very

1:27:191:27:24

fearless. Not afraid to run from the

front. She run 8. 36 this year

1:27:241:27:29

indoors, completely on her own. She

knows the pace she can run at her

1:27:291:27:32

own. Almost run better when she is

free of the field and able to run.

1:27:321:27:36

She will be glancing up at the

screens and she will have seen the

1:27:361:27:40

effect that already that surge has

had on the rest of the field.

A very

1:27:401:27:47

slow first 1500 metres. Harping back

to 2016, Dibaba ran 4.8 for the last

1:27:471:27:57

1500 metres. Klosterhalfen trying to

do something similar. Will want to

1:27:571:28:00

stretch it out. Doesn't have the

1500 metre pace. She has run sub

1:28:001:28:06

four minutes outdoors. You get the

fielding for her she will be hoping

1:28:061:28:10

that she can Whittle this down,

gradually get rid of a few. Won't be

1:28:101:28:14

for a few laps yet. Too many good

runners behind her. She has a look

1:28:141:28:18

over her showned shoulder. A big

screen at the bottom. As you head

1:28:181:28:22

down the back straight. A better

view of who is there. It's Dibaba,

1:28:221:28:28

Obiri, Laura Muir, Meraf Bahta,

Dominique Scott, Worku, Houlihan and

1:28:281:28:33

McColgan. If this was part of Laura

Muir's plan. At the front, but

1:28:331:28:37

wasn't doing anything with it. She

didn't want to be there.

Her 3000

1:28:371:28:43

metres this year she went too fast

and paid for it in the closing

1:28:431:28:46

stages. Within her plan is not to go

too fast in the closing stages. To

1:28:461:28:50

set it up for somebody else to do

the work and react to it.

2.53 for

1:28:501:28:58

the seconding 1000 metres. We are in

a real race. Dibaba decided, right,

1:28:581:29:01

thank you very much, Konstanze

Klosterhalfen, I will take this on

1:29:011:29:04

for from here. Beer Obiri quick to

cover Laura Muir trying to close the

1:29:041:29:09

gap. Klosterhalfen checking as Obiri

cuts in front of her. Hassan getting

1:29:091:29:14

closer. Eilish McColgan tailed off

at this point. They are coming

1:29:141:29:17

round, four laps. 800 metres. Dibaba

issic maing a real run for homele.

1:29:171:29:22

Laura Muir has a great chance.

Gathering herself. Still very much

1:29:221:29:26

involved. So there are now nine odd

clear. Eight are clear of the rest.

1:29:261:29:32

A big gap after that. Dibaba is

having to work hard here. She's not

1:29:321:29:37

having as much effect as she would

have wished.

Now Hassan moves around

1:29:371:29:42

Laura Muir a on to the shoulder of

Klosterhalfen. She has nerves of

1:29:421:29:45

steel. She did not panic at all.

There she worked her way gradually.

1:29:451:29:49

A clip there as she went too close.

Muir moves around. She has to watch

1:29:491:29:55

as Klosterhalfen moves wide.

Dibaba

is really turning the screw here.

1:29:551:30:00

Obiri is struggling. Laura Muir

looked as though she wanted to get

1:30:001:30:04

ahead. Didn't have the pace. Working

hard to find her position shech has

1:30:041:30:08

a Hans chance here. Obiri is fading.

The effort to go with Dibaba may

1:30:081:30:16

have put paid to her chances.

Dibaba, Hassan and Laura Muir. 400

1:30:161:30:22

metres, two laps.

She still has a

chance here. Dibaba isn't moving any

1:30:221:30:26

quicker away. She's in the shadow,

in the slip stream of Sifan Hassan.

1:30:261:30:30

If she can wait am. Not go too soon

and aware of the lap runners as they

1:30:301:30:38

come round.

Beerberg is, working

hard to hang on to Laura Muir.

1:30:381:30:41

Hassan is bringing Laura Muir back

to Dibaba. Dibaba threw in a 31

1:30:411:30:47

after a 33 and a 32. Now Dibaba

tries to kick again. Laura Muir

1:30:471:30:51

looks like there is a medal here.

Dibaba is trying to go. She has to

1:30:511:30:57

pick it up. They are coming. Hassan

and Laura Muir just getting closer.

1:30:571:31:03

Step-by-step. Hassan is closing.

Muir is using it to get to Dibaba.

1:31:031:31:08

She's got a medal. What colour will

it be? Dibaba trying to make it

1:31:081:31:13

three world titles in a row. Kicks

again. Hassan tries. Here comes

1:31:131:31:17

Laura Muir. One last effort. Dibaba,

looking for the line. She's just

1:31:171:31:22

about going to make it. Genzebe

Dibaba gets the gold, Hassan gets

1:31:221:31:26

the silver. Laura Muir the bronze.

2.37 for the last kilometer. That is

1:31:261:31:34

very, very quick indeed. Eilish

McColgan, I'm watching come in

1:31:341:31:39

almost stepping on the kerb as she

comes into the last 20

1:31:391:31:45

I thought Laura would have to run

extremely well to get a medal in

1:31:451:31:53

this field, you had to beat somebody

very good, that somebody on this

1:31:531:31:56

occasion was Hellen Obiri. Hats off

to Dibaba, she went hard and knew

1:31:561:32:00

what she had to do, Hassan almost

brought Laura back to her, I thought

1:32:001:32:05

Dibaba was starting to struggle with

400 to go but she found something

1:32:051:32:07

else. 31.4 before the last 100

metres and around the last 461.4,

1:32:071:32:17

that fast.

That's very, very fast

off the back of an already quicker

1:32:171:32:22

second 1000 metres as well, and

that's what has done the damage and

1:32:221:32:26

Laura Muir has run really well. Like

you, Steve, I thought for a fleeting

1:32:261:32:32

second Dibaba had got the lapse a

bit wrong and overcooked it and was

1:32:321:32:36

tying up with 200 metres to go but

she found enough to pick it up again

1:32:361:32:40

for the last lap and stay clear of

the two chasing who sensed she was

1:32:401:32:44

fading and have the bit between

their teeth. Laura Muir did nothing

1:32:441:32:48

wrong, she got herself in the right

position to get past Hassan almost

1:32:481:32:52

in the last few strides and she

didn't quite have enough. I'm

1:32:521:32:58

pleased for Sifan Hassan. After the

year she had last year she needed a

1:32:581:33:01

boost and she has come out and got

that tonight.

She had a great

1:33:011:33:06

rivalry with Dibaba. Laura Muir will

be delighted, she has a world medal

1:33:061:33:10

in doors, something she excels at,

and I think to come here and win a

1:33:101:33:17

medal is something she thoroughly

deserves. She's got a tough year

1:33:171:33:20

ahead in terms of her studies. We

have heard all about that, she will

1:33:201:33:25

be around at the European

Championships in the summer and had

1:33:251:33:28

into the Worlds next year. Genzebe

Dibaba, 4.4, last 1500 metres, that

1:33:281:33:35

is exceptional. Dibaba, we have to

admit, when she goes like this. It

1:33:351:33:41

was smart, Paula, because she may

have sensed they were kicking and

1:33:411:33:44

she kicked with about 20 metres to

go before the bell which almost

1:33:441:33:47

looked as if she was heading for the

line but she had 225 metres to go as

1:33:471:33:53

it were, and she got the extra yard

or two which she was able to hold

1:33:531:33:57

onto as they came off the bend. At

this point Laura Muir looks like she

1:33:571:34:03

might get past Hassan but Hassan is

a fighter and holds her off. Great

1:34:031:34:07

race.

Really good race, looking

again at the last 50 metres, they

1:34:071:34:12

are all working to the absolute

limit, of course, because it is a

1:34:121:34:17

World Championship final. You can

see how hard Genzebe Dibaba is

1:34:171:34:20

working on her face, that is rare,

it is usual to see Sifan Hassan

1:34:201:34:25

digging deep and Laura Muir working

hard but to see Genzebe Dibaba

1:34:251:34:28

working to her limit, we don't often

see that. Some people might say

1:34:281:34:33

Sifan Hassan moved out wide and

blocked Laura Muir. I don't think

1:34:331:34:36

she was, I think she had seen

Bobocea in front of her and she

1:34:361:34:39

moved out thinking she would have to

work around that lapped athlete.

I

1:34:391:34:43

don't think there is anything wrong

with what happened. Dibaba doing the

1:34:431:34:48

smart thing moving out in the home

straight and make anyone coming on

1:34:481:34:51

the outside go a bit further. Hassan

doing the same, well aware of Laura

1:34:511:34:55

Muir, she never quite got in front

of her, or right of alongside her so

1:34:551:34:59

I don't think there was any

hindrance, I don't think Laura would

1:34:591:35:03

say there was either. It was all

fair. Great bronze medal for Laura

1:35:031:35:07

Muir, 1500 to come, they are all

running that, most of these women

1:35:071:35:12

are, that gives us a point to. They

have heats tomorrow, Laura Muir is

1:35:121:35:17

in Genzebe Dibaba's heat tomorrow so

if they didn't already know each

1:35:171:35:20

other very well, which they do, then

they certainly will get to know each

1:35:201:35:25

other's capabilities even more this

weekend. That means a lot to Laura

1:35:251:35:32

Muir. She has had lots of ups and

downs and that fourth place at the

1:35:321:35:35

World Championships last year was a

real stinger for her. So, a bronze

1:35:351:35:41

medal this time, excellent

performance, season's best. She has

1:35:411:35:45

run quicker in a mixed race, so

although that says a best she ran

1:35:451:35:50

faster earlier on in the season.

Sifan Hassan, the silver medal for

1:35:501:35:55

the Netherlands and the Golden

Miller goes to Genzebe Dibaba again,

1:35:551:35:58

of Ethiopia. -- the gold medal.

1:35:581:36:03

Miller goes to Genzebe Dibaba again,

of Ethiopia. -- the gold medal.

1:36:031:36:03

STUDIO: That was a good way to end

the first night, great race and

1:36:031:36:07

fantastic finish from Laura Muir.

It

was a stunning race, thrilling from

1:36:071:36:12

the start. It was always going to

be, not so scrappy, but very

1:36:121:36:16

competitive and Laura was in the

right place at the right time ready

1:36:161:36:19

to strike. Fantastic distance

running.

What did you make of the

1:36:191:36:25

elbows on the line, Michael?

I

thought it was smart running by

1:36:251:36:28

Hassan, actually. I think for Laura

this was always going to be tough

1:36:281:36:32

but there was going to be an

opportunity and it was that balance,

1:36:321:36:36

tough race with great athletes but I

think they are all aware that she

1:36:361:36:40

has been running really well and she

seems to have really matured over

1:36:401:36:43

the years. Listening to her

interviews she sounds much more sure

1:36:431:36:47

of herself and confident which

ultimately translates into success

1:36:471:36:50

on the track. This as a global medal

is a fantastic start for her in what

1:36:501:36:56

could be an amazing future. We saw

last year outdoors she is right

1:36:561:37:01

there. This is a great start for

her.

Obiri, she ended up at

1:37:011:37:11

overtaking, who was fourth in

London, this is the progress we are

1:37:111:37:14

talking about with young athletes

pushing themselves and this field is

1:37:141:37:17

stacked, it's not like she has come

here and put herself among people

1:37:171:37:20

who were not in London. These are

the winning she couldn't get past.

1:37:201:37:25

Absolutely and when you take a race

like this on, she would have looked

1:37:251:37:29

at the schedule and how it worked

out and thought to herself, you know

1:37:291:37:33

what, I'm as good as these athletes

these days, my quality and

1:37:331:37:37

performance as I can do our

world-class and its been

1:37:371:37:42

demonstrated. No chance of Laura

would give up, she worked hard all

1:37:421:37:45

the way into the line, beaten by

somebody who was a bit more racist

1:37:451:37:50

Savea the end. She did enough just

to make Laura, if she wants this she

1:37:501:37:54

will have to go around a long way.

Brilliant race, exciting to see for

1:37:541:37:58

all of us, and the kind of race we

were expecting.

Paula, who is in the

1:37:581:38:04

commentary box, I believe, if this

is the moment she is breaking in

1:38:041:38:15

is the moment she is breaking in to

global medals and doing it in one of

1:38:151:38:17

the toughest years of her life when

she does her finals for her better

1:38:171:38:19

marine exams, things are looking

rosy for Laura Muir's running

1:38:191:38:21

future.

It looks really good and

it's almost like she has cracked the

1:38:211:38:24

nemesis that was stopping her

breaking through and getting that

1:38:241:38:26

medal. So many times she came been

challenging for a medal, didn't do

1:38:261:38:30

anything wrong, ran really well but

didn't walk away with a medal. This

1:38:301:38:34

time she walks away with a medal and

knows she hasn't come in 100% and

1:38:341:38:38

she knows she can build on that and

come back in the 1500 and do it

1:38:381:38:43

again.

They were exhausted, Laura

was lying on the track and looked

1:38:431:38:47

spent. You have no worries about her

being back for 1500 metres?

She

1:38:471:38:52

will. You should try and run a

thousand metres and see what you

1:38:521:38:57

looked like.

I wasn't judging her,

just wondering how they will get

1:38:571:39:00

themselves up tomorrow for the 1500

metres.

Laura is one of the

1:39:001:39:05

strongest athletes out there so she

will recover from that, not with

1:39:051:39:08

ease, but she will take it in her

stride.

What will she do, Paula?

1:39:081:39:13

Will she have an ice bath? You don't

need an ice bath, just run outside.

1:39:131:39:19

Just go down to the canal! Sure have

some sort of ice bath, definitely a

1:39:191:39:24

massage, get and food into her

quickly and a good night's sleep to

1:39:241:39:28

recover.

Thank you, Paula. We have

three medal ceremonies back to back

1:39:281:39:32

because all of these events tonight

were finals, and those high jump

1:39:321:39:37

medal ceremonies will come first.

It's the women's first and Steve

1:39:371:39:41

Cram, take it away.

1:39:411:39:42

It's the women's first and Steve

Cram, take it away. COMMENTATOR:

1:39:421:39:43

Thank you. This is all looking very

nice, Seb Coe walking out with a bit

1:39:431:39:48

of atmosphere, a bit of moody music.

Seb Coe is a big fan of jazz, in

1:39:481:39:54

case you didn't know. Good

competition. Morgan Lake, so close

1:39:541:40:00

to winning a medal, finishing in

fourth place after a couple of

1:40:001:40:03

failures at her opening height of

1.84. But the champion Lasitskene

1:40:031:40:14

has been supreme, her 30th

consecutive victory. Just

1:40:141:40:21

remembering that Sebastian Coe and

the IAAF still not allowing athletes

1:40:211:40:24

to compete for Russia. You may have

been following what happened at the

1:40:241:40:27

Winter Olympics when they were named

as Olympic athletes from Russia.

1:40:271:40:31

They compete under the acronym ANA

here but I haven't seen a Russian

1:40:311:40:38

flag in Birmingham so I'm sure that

will be fluttering when she stands

1:40:381:40:41

on the rostrum here.

Sebastian Coe, IAAF President.

So,

1:40:411:40:52

Sebastian Coe gets to present these

striking medals, as Gabby was

1:40:521:40:59

saying, designed by local students,

the bronze medal going to Alessia

1:40:591:41:03

Trost of Italy.

1:41:031:41:08

Trost of Italy. Remember her being

so delighted when she won a medal at

1:41:101:41:13

the European Indoors three years ago

in 2015. That was a bit of a

1:41:131:41:19

surprise for her then and I think

this one pretty much as much so.

1:41:191:41:25

Only 1.93. I think the jury might be

out as to whether the whole thing

1:41:251:41:29

with the two high jump competition

is facing each other. Nice to get

1:41:291:41:33

the thoughts of the competitors

themselves on that. The former

1:41:331:41:39

champion now, she came in as the

defending champion, Vashti

1:41:391:41:43

Cunningham, still just 20. Amazing

to think that because she has been

1:41:431:41:46

talked about for such a long time.

Silver medal this time. Only, I say

1:41:461:41:52

only, clearing 1.93, you'd expect

her to come to a World Indoor

1:41:521:41:56

Championships and go a bit higher

than that. But no doubt about the

1:41:561:42:01

winner. Authorised neutral athlete

Mariya Lasitskene. The gold medal

1:42:011:42:11

continuing what has been a stunning

couple of years for her, world

1:42:111:42:16

champion in 2015 and 2017, not

allowed to compete in the Olympic

1:42:161:42:21

Games, of course. Morgan Lake's

fourth is the best ever position by

1:42:211:42:25

a Brit in this event, the previous

was fifth by Dyah Davis and Debbie

1:42:251:42:30

Marti.

1:42:301:42:35

-- Diana Davis.

1:42:451:42:55

So, no national anthem for

Lasitskene, I think that is the IAAF

1:43:361:43:40

hymn, it may have been written by

Seb Coe, not sure. There are your

1:43:401:43:45

medallists. The men's high jump to

come shortly and then Laura Muir in

1:43:451:43:49

the 3000 metres after that.

1:43:491:43:54

the 3000 metres after that. Lots of

Russian athletes will think

1:43:561:43:59

themselves lucky they are allowed to

compete with an exemption from the

1:43:591:44:02

band but she didn't look

particularly impressed at the IAAF

1:44:021:44:05

music playing instead of the Russian

anthem, and it must be a strange

1:44:051:44:09

position to be in when you are a

world champion and it's that moment

1:44:091:44:13

of your flag and your anthem doesn't

happen.

It doesn't but she was

1:44:131:44:17

looking for the flags because I

couldn't see them either.

They were

1:44:171:44:20

at the very far end.

She knows the

position. What you can't take away

1:44:201:44:25

from her is her incredible unbeaten

run. She is just sensational. I

1:44:251:44:32

can't think of another athlete of

the top of my head who has had

1:44:321:44:36

such...

38. That was her 30th

unbeaten, consecutive victory. How

1:44:361:44:41

long did you,, Michael?

58.

No,

whatever!

It's at least a big enough

1:44:411:44:51

number that we will never know what

it is.

Still only half of Ed Moses.

1:44:511:44:59

There was 89 in the sprints as well.

She has a long way to go.

Yes.

This

1:44:591:45:07

is her winning jump of 1.96, and of

course at this point she had cleared

1:45:071:45:11

everything before her.

1:45:111:45:15

What I like about it. She could have

quit, couldn't she. She could have

1:45:151:45:19

said, I will do these consistently,

enough to win. I think she wants to

1:45:191:45:24

go for that over two metres time and

time again. If you get through every

1:45:241:45:32

single competition over two metres

mark that is huge. It gets into the

1:45:321:45:35

mindset of your rivals. It doesn't

matter what she will do, she will

1:45:351:45:39

always get over that two metres, so

you have to raise your game.

She

1:45:391:45:43

wants more than that. She's got to.

Two metres consistently, I would say

1:45:431:45:49

is nothing, she does it is with such

ease she has to be putting herself

1:45:491:45:54

against - OK can I get up to 2.08.

Went to 2.07. She needs those higher

1:45:541:46:01

heights to know what 2.10 might

really feel like.

When you are

1:46:011:46:05

feeling it and you are feeling

confident and things are flowing,

1:46:051:46:09

you are executing exactly as you

planned. Which doesn't always

1:46:091:46:12

happen, when that is the case you

know this is an opportunity then for

1:46:121:46:16

me to achieve maybe a personal best.

That's your opportunity to go for

1:46:161:46:19

it.

I'm sure somebody will come

along who will push her and push her

1:46:191:46:24

and break that consecutive streak at

some point. At the moment there

1:46:241:46:28

isn't that kind of rivalry like we

are seeing here with the men, with

1:46:281:46:32

Barshim and Lysenko. They have

traded places from the summer, from

1:46:321:46:36

London when Barshim was the World

Champion and Lysenko will be the man

1:46:361:46:40

on the top podium. Steve Cram.

1:46:401:46:47

on the top podium. Steve Cram. STER

CRAM: He is. We will hear that

1:46:471:46:51

anthem again. I knew it wasn't

written by Seb Coe. Just in case you

1:46:511:46:58

thought... I was only joke being

that. This men's competition. To

1:46:581:47:03

remind you, Robbie Grabarz finishing

in ninth place. Disappointment for

1:47:031:47:08

him going out at 2.25. Took three

attempt to get over 2.20.

The Iaaf

1:47:081:47:20

Vice President, Dahlan Al Hamid.

He

will present the medals for this

1:47:201:47:25

event. The man who finishes third,

Germany I don't think have ever won

1:47:251:47:35

a high jump medal indoors.

1:47:351:47:41

a high jump medal indoors. It's his

country's first and his in this

1:47:411:47:44

event. Delighted young man. 2.29.

Deseent performance. He thought he

1:47:441:47:52

might not get a medal if he clears

2.29. He Detective Inspector have to

1:47:521:47:56

go too high to get a medal. The top

two, the two we would have expected

1:47:561:48:01

before hand, not necessarily in this

order.

1:48:011:48:08

order. -- didn't. His -- he always

has a smiles.

1:48:081:48:31

Our champion Danil Lysenko,

authorised neutral athlete. Cleared

1:48:341:48:38

of course by Iaaf to compete. So he

will get to hear the Iaaf hymn as

1:48:381:48:45

well. Good clearance from him at the

end, wasn't it, 2.36. Good way to

1:48:451:48:51

win a good competition between

himself and Barshim.

1:48:511:49:01

Iaaf ANTHEM PLAYS

1:49:321:49:41

APPLAUSE

Silver out doors in London last year

1:49:561:50:01

and he's turned that into a Gold

medal and the title of World

1:50:011:50:07

Champion, Danil Lysenko. Still just

20 himself as well. He's got a big

1:50:071:50:11

future. No doubt these two will be

scrapping over the medals I'm sure

1:50:111:50:17

for a few years to come. This time

it's Lysenko who comes out on top.

1:50:171:50:28

APPLAUSE

1:50:411:50:46

STUDIO: Morgan Lake finished fourth

in that Women's

1:50:471:50:51

STUDIO: Morgan Lake finished fourth

in that Women's High Jump

1:50:511:50:51

competition. To close to winning her

first major medal on the global

1:50:511:50:57

stage. It wasn't to be. We caught up

with her straight afterwards.

1:50:571:51:02

Morgan, I heat hate to go in with a

cliche so early. Fourth place, a

1:51:021:51:08

bitter place to come?

Not a fun

place to come especially being able

1:51:081:51:11

to jump the same as silver and

bronze. 1.93 on countback.

1:51:111:51:16

Bittersweet moment.

How frustrating

was that that ultimately it came to

1:51:161:51:21

the countback and it came down to

those first two no-jumps?

Yeah. I

1:51:211:51:26

was quite nervous at the start. It's

a big occasion. My home champs. I

1:51:261:51:32

let it get the best of me. I jumped

85 in warm-up. I knew it was there.

1:51:321:51:37

Lucky to get my third attempt to 84

at the beginning. It came came down

1:51:371:51:42

to that.

Having said all that, after

the two first no-jumps the thoughts

1:51:421:51:48

in this stadium were clearly

ominous, you composed yourself and

1:51:481:51:52

got it. How did you feel at that

point?

I thobg thought I'd knocked.

1:51:521:51:57

It I hit it and saw rattle. I said

please, I need luck. I stayed on.

1:51:571:52:02

Jumps following that were much

better. I know what part I need to

1:52:021:52:06

work on now.

Another point when you

cleared 1.93, you were in a ritual,

1:52:061:52:12

really talking to yourself. What

were you saying to yourself?

I was

1:52:121:52:17

going through my run-up and what I

need to do. Making sure I was in the

1:52:171:52:20

moment. Taking in the crowd, really.

It's an improvement on your global

1:52:201:52:27

successes so far.

Yeah.

Positives to

take forward to the Commonwealth

1:52:271:52:32

Games?

Definitely positives.

Season's best and fourth in the

1:52:321:52:36

world. Can't complain. Puts me in a

good place going to the Gold Coast

1:52:361:52:42

in a couple of weeks.

Well done.

Unfortunately fourth.

Thank you very

1:52:421:52:46

much.

But Laura Muir did one better

than her performance in London. She

1:52:461:52:53

got amongst the medals. She got a

bronze. This will be a very proud

1:52:531:52:58

moment for her and for all of us

watching her progress, Steve Cram.

1:52:581:53:03

STEVE

1:53:031:53:03

watching her progress, Steve Cram.

STEVE CRAM: it will indeed. A full

1:53:031:53:06

set of Scottish medals in the 3000

women indoors.

1:53:061:53:16

women indoors. Murray, and McColgan

and Muir has won a bronze. This

1:53:161:53:23

tough, tough race. We talk about

greats in our sport.

Sifan Hassan

1:53:231:53:33

and Genzebe Dibaba are very much in

that bracket. Laura Muir knew that

1:53:331:53:39

to win a medal today she to be at

her best, and she was. A tough last

1:53:391:53:44

1000 metres. She steps up on the

rostrum at a World Championships for

1:53:441:53:51

the first time. European Indoor

Champion last year and a bronze at

1:53:511:53:58

the World Indoor Championships. 1500

still to come of course for Laura.

1:53:581:54:01

She will be pleased to have picked

something up here. She will be

1:54:011:54:06

running against very much, I think

ten of that field will all be

1:54:061:54:10

contesting in the 1500 metres,

including the two women who finished

1:54:101:54:15

ahead of her. Sifan Hassan.

Sometimes she doesn't give herself a

1:54:151:54:18

chance. She was maybe too far back

when Dibaba put her foot down. Did

1:54:181:54:23

her best to close the gap. She had

to fight off Laura Muir in the last

1:54:231:54:28

20, 30 metres. Another good

performance from the very popular

1:54:281:54:34

Dutch athlete.

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Our winner, a third World Indoor

title. Just one shy now of the

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record in this event. Genzebe Dibaba

of Ethiopia.

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of Ethiopia. Had a very

disappointing 2016, but she raced

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well so far this indoor season. Not

at her absolute best. Good enough

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here. Was helped by Klosterhalfen

taking the pace out hard in the

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second 1000 metres. She went harder

over the last 1000 and finish well,

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very impressive indeed.

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APPLAUSE

Well done Laura Muir. Great start

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Forlan her and the British team to

get a medal on the first night.

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Medals will be hard to come back in

these World Indoor Championships.

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That bronze, I'm sure as the weekend

goes by, we will realise how good

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that is. They will be back tomorrow

evening to contest the 1500 heats.

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Laura Muir does have Genzebe Dibaba

in her heat tomorrow evening.

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Laura Muir does have Genzebe Dibaba

in her heat tomorrow evening.

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STUDIO: Thank you Steve. A lovely

moment for Laura Muir. Genzebe

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Dibaba as well of course. Now a

double world indoor champion. Just

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completely dominant, isn't she, over

the distances. She takes on over the

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world. Fantastic athlete. A tiny

athlete. How tiny? She had to have a

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plastic box to step on to the Gold

medal platform. Nobody else in the

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high jump competition needed that,

but they are obviously a much more

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petite breed, aren't they, these

middle and distance run runners.

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Laura Muir has the 1500 metres to

come as well. Great moment for her.

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She will go down and no doubt there

will be massage and some ice

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involved. Hopefully, lots of sleep.

We will see her again in action

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tomorrow and it will be another

packed day. We have

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tomorrow and it will be another

packed day. We have loads of

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athletics 9.00am tomorrow morning on

BBC Two. We are on again for the

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evening session at 5. 50pm. Almost

ten hours of live athletics for you

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tomorrow, including the 400 metres.

60 metres heat. Jonelle Filigno

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going, European Champion. What are

you looking forward to?

Asha.

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going, European Champion. What are

you looking forward to?

Asha.

So

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much to look forward to tomorrow.

Great having you back together gang.

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See you here bright and early.

9.00am, tomorrow morning, on BBC

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Two. See you then.

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Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Championships at Birmingham Arena. Great Britain's double European indoor champion Laura Muir is in action on Thursday evening, as she runs in the 3,000m final.

Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson provide expert analysis, with commentary by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley.