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World Indoor Championships - Day 2, Part 1

Live coverage of the World Championships. This session includes the first round of the women's 60m and 400m, and the start of the men's heptathlon and the women's pentathlon.


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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 not just with admiration but

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in all.

Perri Shakes-Drayton for

Britain!

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He is the world champion!

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Hassan is closing and Laura Muir is

using her to try to

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Hassan is closing and Laura Muir is

using her to try to get to Dibaba.

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She's definitely got a medal. What

colour will it be. Dibaba trying to

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make it three world titles in a row,

taking again, Hassan tries and here

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comes Laura Muir, one last effort,

Dibaba, looking for the line. She's

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just about going to make it. Genzebe

Dibaba gets the gold medal, Hassan

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gets the silver, Laura Muir the

bronze. 2.37 for the last kilometre,

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that is very quick indeed.

Snow day?

Good morning. Wherever you are with

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us this morning, we are glad you are

with us, indoors and snuggled up and

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ready for a great morning of

athletics here in Birmingham. It is

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day two

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athletics here in Birmingham. It is

day two of the world indoor champ

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Egypt and as you saw just there,

Great Britain had a fantastic start

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last night with Laura Muir making

the important breakthrough, moving

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herself from fourth in the World

Championships in London to getting

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on the rostrum here in Birmingham.

It was a great way to end the first

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evening and I was joint last night

as I will be the next few days by my

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wonderful colleagues Michael Johnson

and Paula Radcliffe and we have all

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decided to go Burgundy for some

reason this morning. We don't

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coordinate, clearly, but guys, that

was a good way to end the evening

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session. It was not very packed but

it feels like for Team GB and Laura

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Muir in particular, that could be a

real breakthrough moment.

Yes, it is

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a huge breakthrough. She's calm in

the last couple of times to

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Championships with the expectation

on herself and from herself largely

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that she wanted to get a medal and

now she's kind of got it off her

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back a little bit. She did it

obviously add the European indoors

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but this is a different level and

that was a top-quality women's 3000

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metres last night. We talked about

it before the race and for her to

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come in with everything she is

managing with her studies and

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everything at the moment, that is a

huge confidence booster and both

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really well for the 1500.

That is

one of the stack traces of the whole

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meat, if you like, Hellen Obiri, the

champion in London, the 5000 metres,

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she beat her to get onto the

rostrum, the psychological barriers

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athletes must overcome to realise

their greatness, not to be

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underestimated.

Absolutely, and what

we have seen over the last two years

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with her is that she has started to

gain confidence. She has started to

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become more sure of herself. She

came into this championship feeling

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like she really has an opportunity

as opposed to, --... I wonder if she

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has believed how much she can get on

the rostrum in the past, like we did

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all wanted and I think a lot of the

country wanted her to be there but I

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don't know if she felt she was ready

yet but she came into the

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championships feeling like she was

ready and there was a real

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opportunity for her to take

advantage.

And she won't be in the

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Commonwealth Games because of her

studies and this season is a strange

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one, with a major championship very

early and that the European

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Championships later in the summer,

and no other global occasion for

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her. If ever there was a season to

finish off your Bettinelli studies

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and get it out of the way, this was

it. -- your veteran Terry studies.

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It adds even more abrasiveness to

take that out of it.

It could put on

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a roll for the rest of the year

because she knows what she has been

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managing and she's had to make a

difficult decision because for her,

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representing Scotland at the

Commonwealth Games, challenging for

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a medal, that would be really

important for her but she knows she

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wants to finish off her studies well

and then she has got the medal on

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the global stage at the world

indoors in her home country as well.

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Building towards that, hopefully the

exams go well and she comes through

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fully qualified because that will

give her another boost going into

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the Europeans.

You will see the race

in full in a moment but she

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travelled down here in that

horrendous weather, you had seen it

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on the news, Scotland is pretty much

closed in the last 24 hours,

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airports, roads and motorways and it

took the best part of ten hours to

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get down here, cost £1500 in a cab.

There was no other way. I think it

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was money well spent because she

gets prize for getting on the

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rostrum! Some of that has been eaten

away but she did not Adebayor though

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she might have to pay it back! But

it was worth it -- she did not have

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too pay. And this morning, we can

see Katarina Johnson-Thompson and

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I'm wondering if the pentathlon for

her could be a similar moment, she

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has won a European indoor title but

if she takes the opportunity with no

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Tien, to get herself up on top spot,

it could be another breakthrough

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moment.

It could be but it is a

different situation. Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson has been a

favourite to get on the rostrum and

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to get a medal, win a medal and she

has failed to do so. This is an

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opportunity for her and I think it

is a pivotal moment in her career,

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really. If she can't make it happen

here, where she should be a

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medallist, if you can't make it

happen here and if we see a repeat

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of what we have seen over the past

few years, where she fails in an

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event and completely bombs and

spirals out of control in terms of

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confidence, it is going to be very

difficult to come back from that

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because then you sort of have this

stigma and you start to doubt

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yourself as an athlete when that

happens and that is very difficult

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to come out of. It will be

interesting to see. I am

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anticipating commie you know, and

wanting to see what is going to

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happen with her because I think it

really, truly is a pivotal moment

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and it will symbolise, you know, it

will come to indicate what we can

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expect or not from her in the

future.

She joked, and you will hear

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her Bryce Boarman Slater, because it

is five events, at least one of her

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weaker events is not happening which

is the throwing. She still has to be

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the shot but no javelin in here,

clearly!

And I think that's a big

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factor for her because she

definitely worries a lot about the

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javelin coming up, particularly if

she has a little wobble in one of

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the events beforehand. Whereas here,

she does not have that worry about.

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If she has a small wobble, she knows

she has strong events to back it up

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and come back with so I think she is

more comfortable indoors. I think

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she's in a good place right now. She

relocated to France and it has gone

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well. She seems to be in really good

shape. I think she's just excited

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and looking forward to getting out

there.

And in front of a home-grown

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as well, another opportunity for

British athletes, Asha Phillip and

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some of world's great sprinters,

Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers

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in the 60 metres heats this morning

as well and we talked a bit

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yesterday about the difference

between indoors and outdoors, this

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is one of the most marked in the

sense of the personnel we might

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expect to see on the rostrum. You

would not necessarily think the men

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we are going to see and the women we

are going to see would be the people

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who would win Olympic gold in two

years' time because actually, the

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start is everything in 60 metres.

Yes, the 60 metres, it is over as

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soon as it starts, it is all about

your start and your drive. Once you

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transition out of the drive, into

your maximum velocity sprinting, the

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race is over. Those athletes who

need some time to open up and get

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the stride going and then can take

advantage of a longer stride, those

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athletes typically don't do so well

in the 60 metres but they are much

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better at the 100 metres. This

favours those who have a quick

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start, shorter in stature, typical,

better at 60 metres because those

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athletes can take advantage of the

dried phase and stain it longer,

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where you are putting forth into the

track that propels you forward. This

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is a race,, Asha Philip is one of

those athletes who is built for

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this. She is a British record

holder. This should be a real

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opportunity for her today. This is

going to be tough, though. There are

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some great athletes in here and you

have some like Elaine Thompson, who

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could actually run really well at 60

and transition has start over to

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this event even though she is the

world 100 metres champion, Olympic

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champion, rather but I think Asha

Philip has an opportunity and she

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should be right in the middle of it.

Her objective should be trying to

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get into the final and anything can

happen.

She won gold in the European

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indoors in Belgrade and she took a

lot of confidence from that going

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into the outdoor season last year.

All that and we are on until 1:30pm.

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Then we will switch over to the red

button for half an hour. We have got

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you well covered for your snow day

off work, lots of live sport coming

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away and we would like to hear from

you, if you've got something to say.

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Maybe you've got a question for the

experts and we will be joined by

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Greg Rutherford no less today, who

of course is not competing, he

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decided after his Glasgow Grand Prix

event last week that he was not

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quite ready to be on the stage. We

will talk about what he will expect

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from the season but you might have

some questions so get them in. Let's

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have a look at how the morning is

going to plan out and where you can

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plan your coffee

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going to plan out and where you can

plan your coffee and hot chocolate

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breaks. The birds live action on the

track is at 10am.

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You will see Kevin Mayer this

morning, the new king of the

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decathlon and how is he going to

take to the heptathlon? Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson, as we were just

saying, has high hopes in the

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pentathlon. The long jump, one of

Cage 80's -- Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson's best events. And

then the men's 400 metres heats

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Johnson-Thompson's best events. And

then the men's 400 metres heats.

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Then the high which is one of KJT's

real world-class events. Eilidh

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Doyle in the 400 metres heats. She

has been such a huge part of Team

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GB's athletics squad in the last few

years, captained the team, always

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leads by example and pulls it out on

the big occasions. She is going in

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that. Just before 1p, the heats for

the men's 3000 metres. And at

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1:20pm, pentathlon shot put. I

promise you we would really have

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that women's 3000 metres final last

night. It was inside this arena, the

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only event on the track last night.

It was the only gold medal up for

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grabs on the track and your

commentators are Paula Radcliffe and

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Steve Cram.

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COMMENTATOR: The 3,000-metre race

which brings together the quick 1500

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metres runners, the distance

specialist as well and with Laura

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Muir having run a 1.59 800 metres,

you would say the likes of Genzebe

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Dibaba will not hang around. Others

can finish last, as Paul rightly

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said. Paul, as ever, these races

tend to start a bit slowly and at

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some point, it is going to get

going.

They do but the price. Being

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the slowness went to Genzebe Dibaba,

there. She was so keen she was going

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to get behind Sifan Hassan that she

gave the other is a good second also

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head start and she's got what she

wanted, now she is able to track

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Sifan Hassan and keep arise on the

rest of the field and it is Laura

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Muir who has found herself at the

front is probably what the rest of

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the field would have expected.

I

think Laura is an athlete who excels

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indoors. Some people... She's a

great outdoor runner but she's even

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better indoors, idling. That is

partly her stature, which helps. She

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was saying the bad weather in

Glasgow, she has been training

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indoors, obviously, it is an indoor

Championships, already not too happy

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with her slow pace, Obiri right

there as well. Only one Kenyan in

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there but Klosterhalfen also likes

to front run, and Klosterhalfen, a

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slightly longer stride, might feel a

bit more comfortable out front. I

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don't think we will get so much

pushing and shoving in the 3000.

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Laura Muir set off at a reasonable

pace. Not too slow. It is certainly

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not the race pace these women are

capable of.

And you can see Eilish

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McColgan as well having to chop her

stride. Like Klosterhalfen, she has

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a very long stride. She's kind of

trapped on the kerb behind Laura

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Muir and she is dropping her stride,

getting clipped a bit by Dominique

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Scott behind her and you can tell

that she's not happy that. If a gap

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opens up, don't be surprised if you

see Eilish McColgan grab it as

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Klosterhalfen seems to have decided

to wait her time of it.

Six of the

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last seven champions in this

distance have come from Ethiopia.

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The one that didn't was Hellen Obiri

from Kenya. Were it not to be one of

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the two nations winning, we would be

breaking a long... It goes all the

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way back, the championship have not

always been held every two years, in

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2003 it was in Birmingham, and the

year after they were held

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immediately, so that was

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immediately, so that was when Defar

won the first four titles and Dibaba

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would love to make it three. Sifan

Hassan won the world 1500 metres

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indoor title in Poland. She is no

slouch in the latter stages, and she

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has won a 5000 metres outdoor medal.

Sifan Hassan, there. Only run one

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race, will that count against a

little bit, only one 3000 metres

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this year?

It counts against us in

terms of knowing what kind of shape

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she then. It took her some time to

settle into the training group with

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Alberto Salazar important. She was

not really has of last year. Genzebe

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Dibaba, now, quickly making a move

around the outside. Sifan Hassan has

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not responded although she has moved

wide and started to close up now. I

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don't think it is the decisive move

from Genzebe Dibaba but she's

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getting herself in closer order and

recognising the fact that

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Klosterhalfen had gone hard to the

front and made her bid to stretch

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this out of it.

3.14, the first

kilometre is very slow indeed so

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this has almost become a 2000 metres

race and it was almost at this

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point, in fact, the lap before, just

about now, that Dibaba last time in

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Portland, put in a 63 400-metre

stretch would brew the field apart.

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I don't think she's going to do that

here, Klosterhalfen is willing to

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front runner and she will be

delighted about that, her young

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team-mate has just gone past Laura

Muir. All the big names, just

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starting to gather behind

Klosterhalfen, who will now have to

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make this a long one for home. She

is capable of it. She is very

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strong. This will be wearing people

down gradually. It is a case of if

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you cant hang on, particularly for

the likes of Eilish McColgan. -- of

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can you hang on. Lots of the others

now know the next 1000 metres is

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going to determine whether or not

they can hang on to be there when

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the medals are handed out.

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I think this will be along

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I think this will be along the

turning of the screw from

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Klosterhalfen.

The big names are

noticeably reacting quickly to that

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and she is comfortable. She is very

fearless and not afraid to run from

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the front. She has run 8.36 on her

own indoors, so she knows her place.

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She can almost run better when she

is free of the field. She will be

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glancing up at the screens and will

have seen the effect that the surge

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has had on the rest of the field.

A

very slow first 1500 metres, and

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harping back to 2016, died Barber

Dashti

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Dashti Barber ran on that occasion.

Klosterhalfen will want to do

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something similar. She doesn't have

the 1500 metre pace, but she has run

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four minutes in the outdoors. But

you get the feeling that for her she

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will be hoping she can whittle this

town, gradually get rid of a phew.

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-- with all this down. She has a

look over her shoulder, and going

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down the back straight she will have

a good view of who is exactly there.

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But it is Dibaba, Obiri, Dominique

Scott, Worku, Hoolahan, then hellish

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McColgan. -- Eilish McColgan.

She

was the front but she wasn't doing

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anything with it and I don't think

she wants be there. Her one 3000

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metres this year, she went out too

fast and she paid for it in the

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closing stages. I think within her

planets not to go too fast in the

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closing stages, set it up so she can

react to it.

2.53 for the second

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thousand metres and we are in a real

race. Dibaba has decided, I will

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take this on from here. Obiri is

quick to cover and Laura Muir is

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trying to cover the gap.

Klosterhalfen having to check.

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Eilish McColgan has tailed off at

this point. They are coming up to

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four laps, 800 metres and Dibaba

making a run for home. Laura Muir

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has a great chance and is very much

involved. There are now nine, sorry,

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eight clear of the rest then a big

gap, and Dibaba is having to work

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hard and not having as much affected

she would have wished.

Sifan Hassan

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moves around Laura Muir and onto the

shoulder of Klosterhalfen and she

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has nerves of steel. She did not

panic at all. A little bit of a clip

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as she went too close to

Klosterhalfen and Laura Muir goes

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around but we have to watch as

Klosterhalfen moved away.

Dibaba is

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turning the screw. Even Obiri is

struggling. Laura Muir wanted to get

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ahead but didn't have the pace.

Having to work hard to find position

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but she still has a chance. Obiri is

fading. The effort from Dibaba might

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have put paid to Obiri's chances.

They come round, 400 metres, two

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laps left.

She still has a chance

because Dibaba is not moving more

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quickly away and she is in the

slipstream of Sifan Hassan. Don't go

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too soon and beware of the lapped

runners as they go round.

They

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haven't got rid of Obiri but she is

trying to hang on to Laura Muir. And

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now Hassan is bringing Laura Muir

back and Dibaba threw in a 31 after

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a 33 and a 32. Dibaba trying to kick

again and it looks like there could

0:18:570:19:03

be a medal for Laura Muir, but

Dibaba has to try and pick it up.

0:19:030:19:08

Hassan and Laura Muir are coming.

Just getting closer. Step-by-step.

0:19:080:19:15

Hassan is closing and Laura Muir is

using it to get to Dibaba. She has

0:19:150:19:19

definitely got a medal. What colour

will it be? Dibaba trying to make it

0:19:190:19:24

three world titles in a row and

kicks again. Here comes Laura Muir.

0:19:240:19:30

One last effort. Dibaba looking for

the line and she will just about

0:19:300:19:34

make it. Dibaba gets the goal and

Hassan gets the silver and Laura

0:19:340:19:39

Muir gets the bronze -- gets the

gold. 2.37 for the last kilometre

0:19:390:19:44

and that is very, very quick indeed.

Eilish McColgan just watching her,

0:19:440:19:49

stepping on the curb as she comes

into the last 20 metres. Well, I

0:19:490:19:56

thought Laura would have to run

extremely well to get a medal in

0:19:560:19:59

this field. You had to beat somebody

very good and that was Helan Obiri.

0:19:590:20:03

Hats off to Dibaba, she went hard

and knew what she had to do. Hassan

0:20:030:20:10

almost brought Laura back to her. I

thought Dibaba was struggling with

0:20:100:20:16

400 to go, but she found something

else. 31.4 before she went to the

0:20:160:20:21

last 400 metres and she last -- ran

the

0:20:210:20:29

the last in 61.4.

That is very fast

of the quicker second thousand

0:20:290:20:34

metres that is what has done the

damage. Laura Muir has run really

0:20:340:20:38

well. A fleeting second I thought

Dibaba had got lapped wrong and she

0:20:380:20:43

had overcooked it. I thought she was

tiring with 200 metres to go but she

0:20:430:20:48

found enough to pick it up again for

the last lap and stay clear of the

0:20:480:20:51

two who were chasing who sensed she

was fading and they had the bit

0:20:510:20:55

between their teeth. Laura Muir did

nothing wrong and got herself in

0:20:550:20:58

position to almost get past Hassan.

And in the last few strides she just

0:20:580:21:03

didn't have enough left in the legs.

But I am pleased for Sifan Hassan.

0:21:030:21:07

After the Lear -- her year last

year, she needed a boost. She came

0:21:070:21:11

out and she got it tonight.

She has

had a great rivalry with Dibaba. The

0:21:110:21:17

Laura Muir should be delighted, and

she is. It is something she excels

0:21:170:21:22

at indoors, and to come here and win

a medal is something she's

0:21:220:21:26

thoroughly deserves. She has a tough

year ahead in terms of her studies

0:21:260:21:31

and we've heard about that, and she

will be around at the European

0:21:310:21:35

Championships in the summer and

heading to the worlds next year.

0:21:350:21:37

Genzebe Dibaba.

0:21:370:21:42

Laura, I don't need to say much more

than your first global medal.

Yes,

0:21:430:21:47

I'm so happy. I can't believe I got

one now. It feels like it's been

0:21:470:21:54

coming for so long and I'm so glad I

got it today.

There's been so much

0:21:540:21:59

talk about how strong Matfield is

and how special is in knowing that

0:21:590:22:04

you got sure medal against that

field?

Getting a world medal is

0:22:040:22:08

really tough but everyone in that

race, all the fastest times in the

0:22:080:22:13

world are there, so to come away

with a medal in that field and being

0:22:130:22:18

close to the front when the three of

us broke away, I'm so happy.

When we

0:22:180:22:22

saw the break of three, we knew a

medal was coming. Did you think you

0:22:220:22:27

could have got the silver on the

home straight?

The legs were tired.

0:22:270:22:33

That last ten metres, I was happy to

stay on my two feet and my legs were

0:22:330:22:37

really tired. There are so many

different ways the race could have

0:22:370:22:41

panned out, but I could have been

fourth or fifth, so to come away

0:22:410:22:44

with a medal, no disappointment at

all.

We saw you going to the front

0:22:440:22:49

at the very beginning. How did that

race go to plan?

Yes, I came away

0:22:490:22:55

with the goods so it went to plan.

At the start with there being lots

0:22:550:23:00

of people in the race I just wanted

to be out of trouble and not out

0:23:000:23:03

wide so I could conserve energy and

then go into the slipstream when the

0:23:030:23:08

pace picked up. I did that and tried

to make the move is the best I could

0:23:080:23:11

so I was with the pace but not going

too hard and strong at the end. It

0:23:110:23:15

worked and I came away with a medal.

You seem to love indoor running. You

0:23:150:23:20

are almost built for it.

I train

most of the years indoors. It

0:23:200:23:25

doesn't wreck great weather in

Scotland -- get great weather. I

0:23:250:23:31

like the atmosphere in here and it's

a bit shorter, so it helps me round

0:23:310:23:37

the bends.

What will it do for your

confidence and development moving

0:23:370:23:40

forward?

The huge amount. I won my

first medal at the European indoors,

0:23:400:23:45

so to get my first world medal, I

can't explain what it does to my

0:23:450:23:53

confidence, not just the European

stage, but the world stage as well.

0:23:530:23:56

You are back tomorrow night for the

1500. How do the legs feel?

Feeling

0:23:560:24:02

OK. I just need to get the recovery,

and I've got the sheik already, and

0:24:020:24:07

I will see my therapist and get a

good nights sleep. Probably better

0:24:070:24:11

preparation than last night.

0:24:110:24:13

JJ charm is asking the questions,

and those 1500 metres heats go on to

0:24:170:24:24

night. Most of the field she would

have been delighted to have beaten

0:24:240:24:30

will be in those feats, so I imagine

they will take a well earned rest

0:24:300:24:33

this morning. -- in those heats.

Dibaba is one of the only women's

0:24:330:24:42

athletes to win three consecutive

indoor goals -- goals. It was a

0:24:420:24:48

great moment for Laura Muir to get

herself amongst the medals at a

0:24:480:24:54

Europe -- Championships and she was

agonisingly close in London, and at

0:24:540:24:58

the time we sat in London, and I

know it was not a warm summer,

0:24:580:25:05

Michael, and we said, these athletes

have to take that next step up and

0:25:050:25:08

have do believe they can get amongst

the medals. Well, first time of

0:25:080:25:13

asking.

Absolutely, and I think she

has always believed it. The problem

0:25:130:25:17

has been the quality of field she

has been up against and maybe she

0:25:170:25:21

slightly went a bit too early in

London but the only you learn that

0:25:210:25:25

is to get it wrong a few times. Then

you pace it better. She talked about

0:25:250:25:30

the way her plan was to keep some

think and react and not go too soon

0:25:300:25:35

last night and I think she

definitely learned those lessons

0:25:350:25:37

from the races she had been in

before and put those into place last

0:25:370:25:41

night and it's going to be a big

boost for her moving forward. We

0:25:410:25:45

will see a more confident Laura Muir

racing tomorrow.

We talked about

0:25:450:25:51

getting tactics right in that

environment and it is so important.

0:25:510:25:55

She wants to be a front runner and

we see her in the Grand Prix is, as

0:25:550:26:02

a pacemaker, brilliant at that, but

Championships are different and it's

0:26:020:26:06

not until you've been in that

environment a few times that you

0:26:060:26:09

work out the intelligence.

It is

more complex when you are indoors

0:26:090:26:13

because of the conditioning and

having to make sure the positioning

0:26:130:26:17

is right and you are not blocked in.

It is more difficult. But this was a

0:26:170:26:23

great confidence boost for her. It's

interesting that we talked a lot

0:26:230:26:27

last night about her studies and how

she is taking a different approach

0:26:270:26:30

this year because of the studies.

With this behind her and this sort

0:26:300:26:35

of championship performance, getting

on the medal podium, she has the

0:26:350:26:41

opportunity to do that outdoors and

she will have to be full-time

0:26:410:26:46

focused on athletics to get on the

rostrum. The world championships,

0:26:460:26:51

then the Olympics after that, it

will take everything she has. It's

0:26:510:26:54

great she is able to do that this

year with her studies, but next year

0:26:540:26:59

it has to be full-time.

Small pets

have to move to a side. Let's look

0:26:590:27:02

at the last 600 metres.

0:27:020:27:06

This is where the tactics came into

play and she raced smart.

She did,

0:27:060:27:11

she raced smartly. What she had to

basically do is override the

0:27:110:27:16

competitive instinct is all of us

that says, go. In the past she has

0:27:160:27:21

gone hard and tried to match the

surges. Where is here she is more

0:27:210:27:26

clever in the way she runs, building

away from fifth up to third. She has

0:27:260:27:32

her eyes on the back of Sifan

Hassan's head and is waiting and

0:27:320:27:37

keeping everything left for the

final straight, whereas previous

0:27:370:27:40

times she has gone a bit too soon

because the natural instinct is to

0:27:400:27:44

go when you can and you feel you

have the energy. I think both her

0:27:440:27:48

and Sifan Hassan at this stage, has

Dibaba gone too soon? She looks as

0:27:480:27:55

though she is tightening up in the

shoulders and leaning back. I don't

0:27:550:28:01

know where Sifan Hassan looks when

she is racing, and it is almost

0:28:010:28:05

inside the curve, but in that way

she can and throw her arms wide and

0:28:050:28:11

Laura is aware of it. She knows to

try and go around the bends passed

0:28:110:28:17

Sifan Hassan. She has raised enough

against her to know that. She is

0:28:170:28:22

waiting, and pair are closing on

Dibaba. That gives them a boost. She

0:28:220:28:27

possibly could see them down the

back straight on the screen.

You

0:28:270:28:32

thought Laura might just have Sifan

Hassan on the line.

Both of them

0:28:320:28:36

were drifting. Dibaba was drifting

out, and that happens at the end of

0:28:360:28:40

races. There was a lapped athlete in

the way as well. Maybe that played a

0:28:400:28:45

role in the fact that they were

drifting on the outside.

We have had

0:28:450:28:49

a few comments about this on social

media.

0:28:490:28:51

David Tolbert said if that was short

track speed skating, because we are

0:28:540:29:00

all obsessed about this, Sifan

Hassan would have been given a

0:29:000:29:03

penalty. She impeded Laura Muir

massively.

It is short track but

0:29:030:29:07

it's not speed skating. It's not

speed skating, this is athletics.

0:29:070:29:13

The lapped athlete did make a

difference, at this point Hassan is

0:29:130:29:18

coming out because she is thinking,

iMac catch the lapped athlete and

0:29:180:29:22

she does not want to be caught -- I

might catch. It's also smart running

0:29:220:29:28

for the indoors. You have to aware

of that. We have seen it so many

0:29:280:29:33

times that athletes come down the

home stretch and start to drift to

0:29:330:29:37

the outside because it's what the

athletes naturally do.

That is track

0:29:370:29:42

etiquette.

They will see someone

come on the inside and pass them

0:29:420:29:44

which is the most ridiculous thing,

so it's smart running.

We saw the

0:29:440:29:48

quite a bit in London. If there was

a problem, Laura would have raised

0:29:480:29:53

it.

If there is a problem Laura

would have raised it. There is the

0:29:530:29:58

lapped athlete and Dibaba is

drifting wide, more noticing a

0:29:580:30:03

lapped athlete, but it is track

etiquette because our athletes

0:30:030:30:06

finishing fast behind you. If you

cross the line a new collapse in the

0:30:060:30:11

lane, you will impede the athletes

finishing, so you drift to the

0:30:110:30:15

outside as you cross the line and I

think they are doing it early. Sifan

0:30:150:30:20

Hassan, her eyes are fixed on the

back of Dibaba, so that causes her

0:30:200:30:24

to drift.

0:30:240:30:29

Laura Woods had said something if

you. You would -- if she had

0:30:290:30:35

virtuous definitely impeded, if it

was five metres further, she might

0:30:350:30:38

have caught Sifan Hassan but whether

Hassan moved out or not, she would

0:30:380:30:41

not get there in the time they reach

the line and she was happy with the

0:30:410:30:44

bronze medal and she can build on

that.

Last night, we had the men's

0:30:440:30:49

and women's high jump competitions

and the men's ended up being a real

0:30:490:30:53

ding-dong but Danil Lysenko came out

on top.

0:30:530:31:01

COMMENTATOR: Massive jump from Danil

Lysenko. That is a gold-medal jump.

0:31:030:31:12

He looks as good as Barshim, he

matched him and in the NT bettered

0:31:120:31:18

him.

I tell you what, he turned it

into a library. I've seen that and

0:31:180:31:23

the crowd, bless them, were

incredibly, immaculately quiet, you

0:31:230:31:27

could hear his feet scraping and he

just composed himself. That is

0:31:270:31:30

class. Look at that.

Very competent

jump and you know what, a bit of

0:31:300:31:37

needle because that is the man who

was deprived of a gold-medal last

0:31:370:31:42

summer to Mutaz Essa Barshim. They

have swapped places, gold becomes

0:31:420:31:45

silver and vice versa, and Danil

Lysenko has risen to the top.

0:31:450:31:54

STUDIO: Maria Lasitskene, who is

jumping and authorise neutral

0:31:540:31:57

athlete because she is Russian has

been dominate in high jump for a

0:31:570:32:01

while now and this was her 38th

consecutive victory, she made it

0:32:010:32:04

look very easy, clearing 1.96, the

only athlete to do so and she did

0:32:040:32:09

have an adept at 2.06 bit later but

Morgan Lake of Great Britain

0:32:090:32:13

finished fourth in the end. This is

her clearing 1.93, a seasoned's best

0:32:130:32:18

but because of earlier failures, she

did not get a share of medals. She

0:32:180:32:23

could have potentially shared bronze

or even silver if she had cleared

0:32:230:32:26

the earlier heights but that was not

to be. Afterwards, JJ Chalmers posed

0:32:260:32:31

the questions.

0:32:310:32:33

to be. Afterwards, JJ Chalmers posed

the questions.

0:32:330:32:34

I hate to go in with a cliche early

but fourth-place is pretty bitter.

0:32:340:32:40

Yes, it's not a fun place to be

especially being able to jump the

0:32:400:32:44

same as silver and bronze, 1.93 and

count back, yes, it is a bittersweet

0:32:440:32:50

moment.

How frustrating was it that

ultimately came to the count back

0:32:500:32:54

and really came down to the first

two no jumps?

I was quite nervous at

0:32:540:33:00

the start, it's quite a big

occasion, my home championships, I

0:33:000:33:04

let it get the best of me. I jumped

85 in warm-ups so I knew it was

0:33:040:33:10

there, lucky to get my third attempt

on that at the beginning but in the

0:33:100:33:13

end it counted against me.

Having

said all that, after the two verse

0:33:130:33:18

to no jumps, the thoughts in the

stadium were clearly ominous but he

0:33:180:33:22

managed to compose yourself and you

got it. How did you feel then?

I

0:33:220:33:27

actually thought I had knocked it

because I hit it and I saw it

0:33:270:33:30

rattling and I thought, "Please, I

just need a bit of luck". The jobs

0:33:300:33:34

following that were much better.

Definitely a part of my condition I

0:33:340:33:38

need to work on. -- the jumps

following that.

By the time you

0:33:380:33:45

played 1.93, una ritual, talking to

yourself, what were you saying?

I

0:33:450:33:49

was just going through my run-up and

what I needed to do and making sure

0:33:490:33:54

I was in the moment and taking in

the crowd.

It is an improvement on

0:33:540:33:58

your global successes so far.

Definitely some positives to take

0:33:580:34:03

forward to the Commonwealth Games?

Definitely, season 's best and

0:34:030:34:06

fourth in the world so I can't

complain going into the Gold Coast

0:34:060:34:11

in a few weeks.

Fantastic, it was

great to watch and well done,

0:34:110:34:16

unfortunately forth.

Well done.

It

is good morning and welcome to the

0:34:160:34:22

field team, Steve Backley, good

morning and Toni Minichiello. And

0:34:220:34:24

that hide jump competition last

night from Morgan Lake, starting

0:34:240:34:30

with her, just frustrating because

to fail on the earlier heights as

0:34:300:34:34

she did, that is the whole thing

about getting your clearances early,

0:34:340:34:38

when you come to the count back, you

are going to miss out on a global

0:34:380:34:41

medal.

It cost her a medal without a

shadow of the doubt, the first

0:34:410:34:46

tight, 1.84, third time clearance

was a good show of character because

0:34:460:34:49

it was not going to plan and that is

what any coach will tell you,

0:34:490:34:52

execute the plan and it was going to

plan so it was an instinctive jump

0:34:520:34:57

to get clear but

0:34:570:35:02

to get clear but come so close, to

clear a height but not quite beat

0:35:070:35:09

it.

There were a few athletes, we

were quite surprised to see, failing

0:35:090:35:11

at earlier heights, one of the

tweets which has coming already from

0:35:110:35:14

avid spectator why where there's so

many failures, did the markings

0:35:140:35:17

confuse the jumpers, and we had this

thing where they were jumping

0:35:170:35:19

towards each other in the new

configurations, anything to do with

0:35:190:35:22

that?

I was chatting with the

coaches last night and the athletes

0:35:220:35:26

found the surface very quick, a

factor, the orientation, the

0:35:260:35:29

orientation, the geography was

unique but the biggest factor is it

0:35:290:35:33

is the world indoor Championships,

lots of the guys are in heavy

0:35:330:35:36

trading, they come out for a few

weeks to get ready, the adrenaline

0:35:360:35:42

is flowing and they are running

quickly and it is hard to handle. I

0:35:420:35:45

think it is as simple as that. First

night of the athletic is a bit of a

0:35:450:35:48

shock to the system, there were a

few rabbits in headlights. It seemed

0:35:480:35:51

like nobody settled in other than

Maria Lasitskene, who dominated on

0:35:510:35:56

the women's said. Everyone was a bit

bamboozled. I could not quite make

0:35:560:36:01

it out, the surface, orientation,

not sure, it could be all of the

0:36:010:36:04

above.

She has a demeanour, Maria

Lasitskene, like every day is an

0:36:040:36:09

Olympic final, she's unbelievably

focused. Let's have a look at the

0:36:090:36:13

earlier jumps from Morgan Lake,

Tony.

0:36:130:36:19

earlier jumps from Morgan Lake,

Tony.

0:36:190:36:20

What was going wrong for her in her

demeanour and approach?

I'm not sure

0:36:200:36:26

it's going wrong but these are early

heights, site is, as it were. She

0:36:260:36:30

just got it wrong and because she

has gone through, you can see the

0:36:300:36:34

white line on the floor, if you

break the plane of the bar, it is a

0:36:340:36:37

foul, if you can't stop before the

turn and job again. That really,

0:36:370:36:42

they had come out earlier, warmed

up, they should have felt the track.

0:36:420:36:46

There's a little thing about

60-metre tracks, they are laid in a

0:36:460:36:50

direction to suit the sprinters so

as she runs in, she runs in the same

0:36:500:36:54

direction as a sprinter and then she

has to run across the grain, really,

0:36:540:36:58

which is the difficult thing. Again,

she did not settle. There was an

0:36:580:37:03

opportunity yesterday. You seldom

stand on the opportunity of

0:37:030:37:06

greatness here. And the door opened,

the Ukrainian girl did not perform

0:37:060:37:11

well, there was an opportunity of a

medal, but Alessia Trost of Italy

0:37:110:37:14

stepped up and Morgan didn't, so

opportunity missed.

But fourth in

0:37:140:37:20

the world indoor Championships, the

best finish by a British athlete

0:37:200:37:22

ever in the high jump, there's lots

of positives to take from Morgan

0:37:220:37:26

Lake, she's only 20 and she has a

big future.

She cleared 1.93 which

0:37:260:37:32

was a season's best and she had a

shot at 1.90 six. The first two

0:37:320:37:38

attempts, the first was the best of

the three, and the third failure at

0:37:380:37:44

1.96, shall we have a talk about it?

She did to her jumping so what has

0:37:440:37:49

gone wrong?

She had settled by this

stage and found something of her

0:37:490:37:53

rhythm. This will be a new lifetime

best so she is at full stretch. OK,

0:37:530:38:01

it was not particularly close but a

season's best, I'm tempted to

0:38:010:38:04

concentrate more on the positives,

the work is done, she came forth and

0:38:040:38:08

she has got to take it on the chin

and learn from it and take it

0:38:080:38:11

forward. Go into the Commonwealth

Games, built on it, 96, she looked

0:38:110:38:16

capable of it but it was a big ask

in the circumstances. Technically, I

0:38:160:38:22

know her coach, files can't -- her

coach was frustrated because he felt

0:38:220:38:30

the surface was so quick and the

athletes only get 30 seconds here so

0:38:300:38:34

they feel a little bit rushed. I was

chatting with the jumpers last night

0:38:340:38:39

and they felt as though they were

rushed into jumping, the cones were

0:38:390:38:42

withdrawn they had the mirror image

of the men jumping from the other

0:38:420:38:46

side.

Steve Cram said about that as

well and the timing with the 3000 as

0:38:460:38:50

well, do you think it was not a good

idea to do it that way?

0:38:500:38:55

well, do you think it was not a good

idea to do it that way?

The great

0:38:550:38:56

thing is, as a sport, we are trying

different things and it was a new

0:38:560:39:02

approach, two high jump mats back to

back, it was unusual. The athletes

0:39:020:39:05

were a bit confused by it, shall we

say, possibly we won't see it again,

0:39:050:39:10

I don't know.

For Morgan herself and

we will talk about KJT in the

0:39:100:39:15

pentathlon in a moment, we knew her

originally as a heptathlete, the

0:39:150:39:19

high jump was always her strongest

discipline. It would seem now that

0:39:190:39:23

her full focus is going to be on the

high jump. Is it a good position?

I

0:39:230:39:28

genuinely think it should be,

heptathlon has moved on a lot. We

0:39:280:39:32

saw in the same high jump, the

Cuban, Rodriguez, she beat her at

0:39:320:39:37

the world Juniors in Oregon a few

years ago but now she has stepped

0:39:370:39:42

forwards and got 6500. She is having

great success in the high jump and

0:39:420:39:47

let's be honest, this configurations

and the rest of it, it worked for

0:39:470:39:51

the best jumpers. You have three

jumpers, one in the women, two in

0:39:510:39:55

the men, who are the outstanding,

better athlete than they were not

0:39:550:39:58

fazed by it and they won the medals

he would have expected. I don't

0:39:580:40:03

think there was anything wrong with

the Confederation in that. It

0:40:030:40:06

affected may be the lesser

experienced athletes aspire to

0:40:060:40:09

anything else. -- the configuration

in that. I think it worked fine.

Now

0:40:090:40:15

we are going to focus on the

pentathlon. And the challenge for

0:40:150:40:21

Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Great

Britain have won gold in this event

0:40:210:40:23

before in 2010 in Doha, just the two

names, Jessica Ennis.

0:40:230:40:35

I think Andy might be pleased with

that, Tony.

0:41:170:41:22

I think Andy might be pleased with

that, Tony.

0:41:220:41:23

In fact, I'm going to call her that

from now on.

Tell us about at that

0:41:240:41:29

time what I did for her and what it

did for her season. Did she enjoy

0:41:290:41:33

competing indoors?

This was kind of

coming off the back, she missed 2008

0:41:330:41:39

with three stress fractures in her

foot, she won the World

0:41:390:41:42

Championships in 2009 and is

maintained the momentum, winning

0:41:420:41:45

again, because winning habit and I

think really that is the same kind

0:41:450:41:49

of momentum that needs to start for

KJT here to, today, start the

0:41:490:41:54

momentum, winning is a habit in then

you feel you can step up and compete

0:41:540:41:56

every time.

She has missed out on

medals in the last three major

0:41:560:42:00

outdoor championships. She did take

gold in the 2015 European indoors,

0:42:000:42:05

narrowly missing out on a world

record, there as well and that is

0:42:050:42:08

the kind of expectation that comes

from when you win those medals,

0:42:080:42:11

people expect you to transfer that

to the outdoors. She knows that, she

0:42:110:42:15

knows the expectation and JJ

Chalmers spoke to her yesterday.

0:42:150:42:19

Birmingham is the home of indoor

athletics. It is a place that you

0:42:190:42:23

have been competing at since you

were 15 or something. Bregerie yeah,

0:42:230:42:26

yeah. --

yeah, yeah. I was talking

to my mum about it last week, under

0:42:260:42:34

15, under 17 AAA Championships, we

used to come under coach and stay

0:42:340:42:40

not too far away and walked to the

Stadium on one answer she remember

0:42:400:42:44

is the first time I competed here in

the high jump. I think I might have

0:42:440:42:48

been underage, or I was the bottom

age of the under 15 championships

0:42:480:42:54

and I came sixth unanswered I would

not speak to her the entire way

0:42:540:42:56

home! Then I came back the year

after and won, and the after that I

0:42:560:43:00

won the high jump and the long jump

so it has got fond memories of me

0:43:000:43:04

just being young and wanting to win

things and being competitive. I want

0:43:040:43:10

to try to bring that into the

competition. I feel like the

0:43:100:43:14

pentathlon is an event that I am

very secure in. It has got two jumps

0:43:140:43:19

and one throw so it is suited to my

abilities. Funnily enough in my

0:43:190:43:23

career, I've only ever done a couple

of pentathlon is. I've not done that

0:43:230:43:26

many. I did a lot when I was a

junior but in my senior career I've

0:43:260:43:30

only really done one which was in

Prague, two years ago, in 2015,

0:43:300:43:34

which went very well. I'm excited to

do another one.

You say in Prague

0:43:340:43:39

you did well, you did very well! It

is the second-best pentathlon that a

0:43:390:43:45

woman has performed, 5000 points,

how much confidence has that given

0:43:450:43:48

you since that time and particularly

coming into this?

It's given me huge

0:43:480:43:52

confidence to know that I have had

that big score under my belt and the

0:43:520:43:56

possibilities are quite big for me

doing the pentathlon but I have got

0:43:560:44:00

to calm everybody down and take it

slowly and take it one event at a

0:44:000:44:04

time. What I want to do now is start

collecting medals and winning

0:44:040:44:08

medals. That is my priority.

There's

a big expectation for you to just

0:44:080:44:12

come in and feel Jess's shoes?

I

have not felt pressure at any point,

0:44:120:44:19

especially now with me being in

France, I'm sort of away from

0:44:190:44:23

everything. London 2012 was not any

pressure for me at all. I was only

0:44:230:44:28

19. It was scary more than anything

but I was sort of oblivious to it

0:44:280:44:33

all.

Still only 19 years old and we

know what problems Jessica Ennis

0:44:330:44:38

once had with the javelin.

You are

back here at a home games, how much

0:44:380:44:42

does it bring your performance?

It

is just knowing that it does not

0:44:420:44:46

give me any pressure, it just gives

me extra support, the fact that they

0:44:460:44:49

call your name and you hear the

crowd, you realise all these people

0:44:490:44:53

want you to do well and they are

there to see you do well. It is not

0:44:530:44:56

pressure for me. It is just one of

those things where it is like, "OK,

0:44:560:45:01

here I am". I've only got a couple

more chances of home games now so

0:45:010:45:06

I'm going to make the most of it.

Looking at the field, naff DTM not

0:45:060:45:10

here but it is still, it is still an

impressive field you have to do

0:45:100:45:16

compete against.

I love her to let

and I love competing against her

0:45:160:45:20

hijab as well so it is a shame but

the deal is, they have got a lot of

0:45:200:45:25

different strengths in different

events that it is one of those

0:45:250:45:30

things, that I needed to concentrate

on my own events anyway. So it does

0:45:300:45:34

not change anything for me.

0:45:340:45:41

It's just enjoying the event and the

occasion.

And you just feel that one

0:45:550:46:01

day it's going to come together on

the global stage. This is a

0:46:010:46:06

phenomenally talented athlete and we

have agonised watching her

0:46:060:46:09

performances over the last few years

on the bigger stages where something

0:46:090:46:12

has not gone right. Denise Lewis,

welcome to this trio. It is a

0:46:120:46:20

movable feast going on here. It has

been frustrating at times,

0:46:200:46:25

heart-warming at times. You have

those moments and that high jump in

0:46:250:46:32

London was fantastic. Incredibly,

she is back for more and she gets

0:46:320:46:37

back up and thinks she will do it

this time. Do you believe those

0:46:370:46:41

lessons, learning the mental

strategy is coming good? Will she do

0:46:410:46:47

this?

I think it is coming good. I

think last year at the world

0:46:470:46:52

Championships there was there were

things that were disappointing. But

0:46:520:46:58

overall there was a feeling that her

ability to cope with disappointment

0:46:580:47:03

and bounceback was better and that

is essential if you're going to be a

0:47:030:47:06

really good heptathlete at this

level. I think we have reason to be

0:47:060:47:11

optimistic about these Championships

in particular. She has been jumping

0:47:110:47:15

really well indoors, 1.93 this year,

back to her best in the long jump,

0:47:150:47:25

6.71 at the trials, and that is her

field. She needs to rely on her

0:47:250:47:30

jumps so much, but generally the

maturity is kicking in and she is

0:47:300:47:33

more realistic and had to be more

patient. And she has had to pick

0:47:330:47:41

herself up on the environment she is

training in has a lot to do with

0:47:410:47:45

that. She's in a good.

She is into a

second year of the new setup. Last

0:47:450:47:50

year was the first time she was

competing on the back of her first

0:47:500:47:54

winter in France and that is working

well for her.

It's working well. It

0:47:540:47:59

takes a while for a new coach and

athlete to bond and have that

0:47:590:48:05

chemistry and understand not only

the physical part of the French and

0:48:050:48:10

English language, but what makes you

tick, and they are slowly working

0:48:100:48:14

that out and the trust that she has

with her coaches is really good. I

0:48:140:48:19

am expecting that this is another

year where we need to see her kick

0:48:190:48:24

on. There is an expectation amongst

the multi-event coaches and anyone

0:48:240:48:29

who watches athletics that it should

be her time now. We have watched

0:48:290:48:33

Nafi Thiam move ahead of her

phenomenally in the last couple of

0:48:330:48:36

years.

Rio was the moment where Nafi

Thiam broke through.

Very much so.

0:48:360:48:45

If you think back to Prague when she

did that in 2015 where she did the

0:48:450:48:53

phenomenal pentathlon, Nafi Thiam

was a hundred points behind her, and

0:48:530:48:57

look what she has done in that short

0:48:570:48:59

look what she has done in that short

space

0:48:590:48:59

was a hundred points behind her, and

look what she has done in that short

0:48:590:48:59

space of time.

This is the moment

you speak of where she was 13 points

0:48:590:49:05

from the world record and at this

point, expectation was rightly,

0:49:050:49:10

looking at this woman, phenomenal

athlete, the air to Jessica Ennis

0:49:100:49:15

Hill's throne. And she was put on a

header stall in terms of

0:49:150:49:20

expectations.

I think sometimes

athletes are put on a pedestal and

0:49:200:49:25

too much is expected of them too

early. I don't think this was the

0:49:250:49:31

situation in this case. Right here

this shows the potential she has.

0:49:310:49:36

Huge potential she displayed, 13

points off a world record. The

0:49:360:49:41

expectation has not been

unrealistic. I wonder, did knees --

0:49:410:49:49

Denise, lots of athletes will have

the problem of not changing their

0:49:490:49:54

potential from the physical

standpoint.

0:49:540:49:56

Her biggest problem is to be

mentally prepared to produce the big

0:49:580:50:02

performances when it counts. I

wonder if going to France and

0:50:020:50:04

working with coaches where the

horror these different challenges

0:50:040:50:09

with language and culture and

understanding -- where there are

0:50:090:50:15

different challenges. Maybe she

needs to go where she can mentally

0:50:150:50:19

be able to perform.

It's something

she has to learn. From her

0:50:190:50:25

perspective, she was not in a good

place, mentally, and for any

0:50:250:50:29

athlete, if you don't have that

balance, it's not a good place for

0:50:290:50:33

you whether the outside world thinks

you cannot see what is wrong, but

0:50:330:50:37

the her it was imperative to make

the change. She needed to grow and

0:50:370:50:42

take ownership of her performances

and have a bit more control over her

0:50:420:50:46

athletics and the direction it was

going in. I'm pleased with what I

0:50:460:50:50

have seen but now I think that self

belief has two come from her. The

0:50:500:50:55

coaching setup can give you so much,

but you have do feel it as an

0:50:550:50:59

athlete yourself.

Each relationship

you have with an athlete, by

0:50:590:51:03

definition, is unique. That

chemistry, each one will be

0:51:030:51:07

different.

I think so. It's all

about relationships. Everybody knows

0:51:070:51:13

you have to get on well and whether

somebody motivates or demotivate

0:51:130:51:17

you. Invariably the performance

comes from within. The coaches a

0:51:170:51:22

support mechanism that gives you

technical support and create an

0:51:220:51:26

environment, but the performance

belongs to you. We have not seen

0:51:260:51:30

that from Kat yet. It is still Kat.

You cannot run away from Kat. She is

0:51:300:51:35

still there. That is something she

has to overcome. We have not seen

0:51:350:51:41

the progress, indoors or outdoors,

really. If you look at her she is

0:51:410:51:46

about one tenth slower in the

60-metre hurdles. She has thrown 13

0:51:460:51:51

in the shops before when she was

with Mike Holmes -- the shot. She is

0:51:510:51:58

a hundred points back from where she

was but she's the only athlete

0:51:580:52:02

capable in this field of scoring

4800 points comfortably and that

0:52:020:52:07

gives a margin, the gap between her

and the opposition which makes her

0:52:070:52:11

nailed on favourite for the event.

Sorry to Butcher on the spot, and

0:52:110:52:15

you are a coach and you focused one

of the most focused athletes ever,

0:52:150:52:19

if you are coaching her, well, and

athlete who was having a problem

0:52:190:52:25

mentally producing, how would you

approach it? You talk about setting

0:52:250:52:29

up the environment, the training

environment and the pre-preparation,

0:52:290:52:34

and it affects the athletes

mentally, so what sort of

0:52:340:52:38

adjustments do you make?

That's an

incredibly interesting question. The

0:52:380:52:42

coach has to be a unit of a yang.

You have to flex your style to suit

0:52:420:52:49

the athlete. If you have an athlete

who is a great think all very

0:52:490:52:53

emotional, you have to be the

opposite to balance that and that is

0:52:530:52:56

the kind of thing. With Kat,

athletes -- athletics is a simple

0:52:560:53:02

event. No one is going to tackle UN

is not a huge amount of

0:53:020:53:06

decision-making. Just repeat

movement pattern and deliver -- no

0:53:060:53:10

one is going to tackle you. I would

focus on the process and then focus

0:53:100:53:16

on what is happening away from the

track. A sports psychologist. You

0:53:160:53:21

are not trying to turn a lamb into a

lion. You look at the strengths of

0:53:210:53:26

the individual and enhance them and

find out where the gaps are, and as

0:53:260:53:29

a coach, you fill the gaps for them

and that brings you an all-round

0:53:290:53:32

athlete.

Let's remind ourselves of

what we are talking about in terms

0:53:320:53:37

of those moments within her two-day

event where things have not clicked.

0:53:370:53:42

Going back to Beijing and the long

jump here.

We know what she is

0:53:450:53:50

capable of in the long jump, we

really do. But if we see where Kat

0:53:500:54:01

tends to have trouble, it is the no

jump.

It was the finest of margins.

0:54:010:54:06

It was the difference between her

getting a medal and her subsequent

0:54:060:54:10

disappointment. The two events she

relies on most are the high jump and

0:54:100:54:14

long jump. This, for me, was the

most shocking. She can hide jump

0:54:140:54:23

1.95 in her sleep, mostly. Lack of

focus, lack of controlling the

0:54:230:54:26

emotional environment and the

emotional state resulted in two very

0:54:260:54:32

costly medals for that athlete.

0:54:320:54:33

If you look at the long jump, they

haven't cured that issue and they

0:54:360:54:40

might have exacerbated it with a

rolling start. It's about accuracy

0:54:400:54:45

and rhythm. They have come to a

shorter approach and a rolling

0:54:450:54:48

start, which can give you error on

the board and she is an athlete that

0:54:480:54:55

tends to lengthen and that is what

happened in Beijing. If you watch

0:54:550:54:58

the three jumps, she lengthens

indifferent places. The high jump,

0:54:580:55:05

should be the banker. She lost the

rhythm in London there. And a week

0:55:050:55:11

later she jumps 1.95 like it's so

easy.

It is trial and error. When

0:55:110:55:17

you are going to an environment

where you come with your own

0:55:170:55:21

philosophy and principle about how

you approach an event, they will not

0:55:210:55:25

have studied Kat prior to taking her

on board. So they are tweaking

0:55:250:55:30

things that they think, we know this

athlete is someone you need to

0:55:300:55:39

utilise her speed before she gets

down to the board and get the legs

0:55:390:55:41

engaged.

Speed is the asset. You are

presented with somebody who is a

0:55:410:55:47

podium level athlete and you can

tinker and experiment, but you

0:55:470:55:52

should get down and do your homework

and work out what makes a

0:55:520:55:56

difference. Success has many

fathers, failure is an orphan. As a

0:55:560:56:02

coach, the athlete loses on the

track and it's very personal as a

0:56:020:56:05

coach. It's very personal and a very

lonely place when you lose, so you

0:56:050:56:10

have to be as support mechanism.

When I moved to Holland initially, I

0:56:100:56:17

was an Olympic bronze-medallist.

I

was silver world medallist and I had

0:56:170:56:22

to strip things back to build again.

It was maybe two or three years

0:56:220:56:27

before I was making personal best

overall in the heptathlon because I

0:56:270:56:30

had a lot to learn. She has been an

emotionally immature athlete and

0:56:300:56:36

they are trying to bolster that to

understand what is required from her

0:56:360:56:40

to go on and become the champion we

believe she can be.

Can I ask

0:56:400:56:44

briefly, we've talked a lot in the

past about whether the focus should

0:56:440:56:48

be, do you work on the weaknesses

and get some points there, or do you

0:56:480:56:54

exacerbate the strengths question

0:56:540:56:56

it is spinning plates.

You have to

keep the plates spinning. You have

0:56:580:57:02

to keep your strength is strong and

push on the weakness.

I hear what

0:57:020:57:07

you are both saying. When you talk

about the athlete being emotional,

0:57:070:57:14

and we know that's an issue for her,

simplify it. I would absolutely

0:57:140:57:20

simplify where possible and try to

minimise the margin of error and try

0:57:200:57:23

to minimise the opportunity for

mistakes. Once you can get that

0:57:230:57:29

accomplished, the athlete is able to

produce at a decent level with

0:57:290:57:35

minimised mistakes, then start to

add on and try to improve and reach

0:57:350:57:38

the full potential.

I should say the

light show is because we are about

0:57:380:57:42

to start the live action. We are

starting with the men's heptathlon

0:57:420:57:47

60-metre heats and the men have for

events today,, sorry, three events

0:57:470:57:56

today, for events tomorrow. Actually

I was right the first time. Then the

0:57:560:58:01

women get it all done today. There

will be lots of multi-events for you

0:58:010:58:06

on the track and in the field today.

And Damian Warner there, who of

0:58:060:58:11

course, is always somebody pushing

towards the top of the rostrum. The

0:58:110:58:17

new World order was seen in London

with the men. Do you expect him to

0:58:170:58:22

be dominant?

It's an interesting

one. Damian Warner is one of the

0:58:220:58:27

major athletes to put Kevin under

pressure. He is did not finish on a

0:58:270:58:36

lot of things in the pentathlon, so

he can be a little bit loose. But in

0:58:360:58:42

London he had norovirus Amat took

about -- and that took around 200

0:58:420:58:48

points off him and he should have

got a medal in London if he had not

0:58:480:58:52

been ill. I think we are looking at

a two horse race. The Americans have

0:58:520:58:56

won in this and we've only heard the

American national anthem the last

0:58:560:59:01

five times. The American athlete,

very quick athlete. Whether they can

0:59:010:59:10

put Kevin under pressure, and if he

lets them in, but he is 300 points

0:59:100:59:14

better than the opposition, so you

have do pressure him.

Let's head out

0:59:140:59:18

and say good morning to our

commentary team led by Steve Cram. I

0:59:180:59:23

am impressed so many people have

made it for the morning session

0:59:230:59:26

through the snow already.

0:59:260:59:27

They are a hearty bunch in and

around Birmingham. Conditions not as

0:59:300:59:34

bad as yesterday evening and we are

expecting big crowds later this

0:59:340:59:38

evening and hopefully most people

can make it as the conditions do

0:59:380:59:43

seem to improve a little. A lot of

snow expected in Birmingham later

0:59:430:59:46

today. The first of the two races,

we have seen Damian Warner,

0:59:460:59:54

Kazmirek, Felix, Don Ozil and Gado.

Damian Warner, the Commonwealth

0:59:541:00:01

Games, just over a month away.

Kazmirek who might have a good

1:00:011:00:07

opportunity of picking up a medal,

for that the Olympics, third in the

1:00:071:00:12

worlds and Felix very experienced

competitor.

1:00:121:00:15

At his best dummy you would expect

Warner to be the quickest, here. --

1:00:201:00:25

at his best, you would expect. A

little twitch from Warner in the

1:00:251:00:29

blocks but he gets away nice and

strong, dollars are going well on

1:00:291:00:32

the near side, Warner, 6.75, that is

very quick. If that is confirmed, it

1:00:321:00:40

equalled his best ever. He's only

done a 60 hurdles and a long jump

1:00:401:00:43

this year, he's not done full

heptathlon. He certainly has not

1:00:431:00:48

done flat-out 60 metres and that

will give him huge encouragement,

1:00:481:00:52

Damian Warner with a cracking start,

Colin. I thought he twitched a bit

1:00:521:00:57

just before the gun. But after that

he was superb.

He was brilliant,

1:00:571:01:03

Steve, yes, his back leg slightly

quivered before the gun went, but

1:01:031:01:07

made no real difference, out of the

blocks strong and powerful and look

1:01:071:01:09

at that, driving towards the line. I

think it must be quite difficult for

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the heptathlon in this circumstance

because remember, they are competing

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against themselves, they need to

gather as many points as possible.

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This is their one and only

opportunity to get going. I can

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imagine when he crossed the line and

he saw the winning time, Steve,

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which actually has been rounded down

by another 100th of a second so

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6.74, he must be very excited. --

excited indeed at his prospects.

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Warner with a personal best and the

rest of the times will be confirmed

1:01:421:01:45

but a great start.

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I'm delighted to say we have another

guest in the studio! Toni

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Minichiello has been replaced by

Greg Rutherford, good morning.

Thank

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you for having me.

We would like to

see you

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you for having me.

We would like to

see you out there doing your thing

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but he made the decision after

Glasgow that you were not quite

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where you wanted to be?

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Exactly, I wanted use the two

conditions, the nationals, to see

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what condition my body is in and

it's not where I need it to be, for

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me, I said last week, I need to be

jumping and doing well and winning

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medals. I'm not about making up the

numbers. I'm not quite ready.

When

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did you come to that decision?

As

soon as the com petition finished

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last week, probably. It was not what

I wanted. I wanted to go over eight

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metres and I knew if I was in

eight-metre shape I would have a

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Child and I was not quite there. It

meant I could get out and get ready

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for the summer. -- I would have a

chance.

Still heavy strapping on

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your ankle, only a few weeks if you

have been training properly.

It's

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been about a month now in spikes and

training and doing what I need to do

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and I can see from watching that,

I'm a bit slow at the moment and for

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me, I am a speed -based jumper so if

I don't have the runway

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me, I am a speed -based jumper so if

I don't have the runway speed, I

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will not be jumping the kind of

distances I need to be doing to mix

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it up for the medals. That is a case

now of going back to training,

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working hard, getting some speed

back in my legs and hopefully the

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distances we are seeing on the cusp

of eight metres now will be on the

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-- in the eight-metre 30s and above.

Added new plan? You have to go on a

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week by week basis, especially the

Commonwealth Games coming up which

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you have decided not to go to, is

all the focus of Europeans? Cridge

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macro for me, I did not realise I

would have do have the surgery and

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how severe the ankle issue was after

I had the groin reconstructed, we

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found my ankle was not healing.

From

that point of view, I could plan

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properly. It was all about the

Commonwealth Games originally and

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then I knew without the training

that I have had, I need to make sure

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I'm doing something so I have two

pull out of that and then the world

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indoors suddenly becomes a chance

and then it is one of those things

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that I'm still not quite ready, I

have two plan for the summer in that

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way.

I

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have two plan for the summer in that

way.

I think it is sensible and it

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could be a blessing in disguise. The

last thing you want at this stage it

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in jewels of again. Giving yourself

more preparation...

Completely, this

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is the world indoor Championships,

this is not the Europeans or

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something that is easier, if you

like. I can't go out there and say I

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have a chance of winning against the

best in the world from a month's

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training, it's not right for myself

and a bit embarrassing and a bit of

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an anti-climax for going out and

performing badly which could happen

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and I don't want to go out that way.

Do you understand that in terms of

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not wanting to go out when you been

Olympic and world champion, you

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don't want to make up the numbers,

you expect to be on the rostrum?

You

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have a level of expectation of

yourself as well in terms of

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competition and what you are

expecting of yourself but also, you

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know your competitors are used to

seeing you out there at a certain

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level and you don't want to have

that little chink in the armour,

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right, where they start to think, "I

just beat Greg Rutherford", some

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young kid, you don't want it to

happen.

Exactly, and I've been quite

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fortunate since 2012 when things

changed form is likely that there is

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an that were like a big, people

expect me to be jumping well and

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wishing to enter you are right, I

don't want to be beaten by some

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young upstart coming through because

I'm not fit and then they get it in

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their head that I am beatable. I

want to go out there with what I've

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had in last few years which is the

ability to win.

What do you see in

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terms of the remainder of your

career? What is the objective for

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you now? You now? You have won

everything so what do you want to

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win again? What is left?

First off,

this summer, there's never been a

1:05:431:05:46

long jumper that has won three

European Championships back-to-back

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and we are fortunate in Europe and

in Britain that we have the

1:05:491:05:52

Commonwealth Games, we have a major

every year so if I could do that,

1:05:521:05:55

I'm in a situation where I have made

a bit of history if you like in that

1:05:551:05:59

way, something I am keen to try to

do. And then I think I'm going to

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reassess. I am taking it summer by

summer rather than saying, I want to

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win in 2020, for me, it is about

taking each year as it comes. I'm

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about winning. I've always said that

and I've never been shy about saying

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that, I go into competition to try

to win and I will assess each year,

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seeing where I am as long as I have

the ability to win, I will keep

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going.

We were just stop you right

there because we do the next heat of

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the heptathlon, the men's 60 metres.

This one of course involves Kevin

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Mayer, the world champion from

London. Good morning to Andrew

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Cotter. COMMENTATOR: Good morning,

there is Lindon Victor, twice US

1:06:401:06:46

collegiate champion, the half

brother of Kurt Felix we went in the

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first heat, Elko Saint Nicholas, the

Dutch champion, competing in 2000

1:06:501:06:58

and 2013. Alexi Kasyanova of the

first athlete out from the Ukraine.

1:06:581:07:04

Dominik Distelberger, the Austrian

chap in indoors over 60 metres

1:07:041:07:06

hurdles and the pole vault

individual events. Zachary Simak,

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the US representative here. He

should be the quickest in this heat.

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-- Zachary Simak. A personal best of

6.75, Warner quicker than that but

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this is the man who start as the

favourite, the world champion, won

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the last indoor title as well in

Europe, the new star of this event,

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or multi-eventing in men's terms

after Ashton Eaton retired.

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Interesting, looking at the time for

Damian Warner in the first heat,

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6.70 four.

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The reason he was not in the second

heat bills because he did not have a

1:07:481:07:52

season's best but there is the

result of the first heat, Damian

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Warner a long way clear. He might

have done a bit better if he were

1:07:551:07:58

able to run in the second heat, with

a bit more competition but a great

1:07:581:08:02

run from him nonetheless. That 6.74,

quicker than anyone in this second

1:08:021:08:06

heat has managed. This is the start

list for the second heat.

1:08:061:08:17

Mayer may finish last in this heat

gun he is the slowness on paper but

1:08:181:08:23

strongest -- slowest on paper but

stronger events to come.

1:08:231:08:32

Kasyanova, again, we have to explain

that did not eventing, it is

1:08:321:08:35

slightly different, if this were an

individual event in the 60 metres,

1:08:351:08:38

Kasyanova would be gone but you get

a bit of grace, a bit of leeway in

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multi-eventing. So he will not be

discovered five, Kasyanov, despite

1:08:421:08:47

the fairly obvious. . Now everyone

is on borrowed time, very clear,

1:08:471:08:55

Colin? -- he will not be

disqualified.

A bit of nerves, a

1:08:551:09:00

major championships, you have this

one shot at getting your start, of

1:09:001:09:05

your whole condition, going well. He

can shake it off and gather his

1:09:051:09:08

thoughts again and prepare to go

into the box and get ready.

A very

1:09:081:09:15

experienced athlete, Kasyanov,

silver at the world indoors in 2012

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and 2016, both times behind Ashton

Eaton. I wonder if sometimes you

1:09:201:09:27

know you have that one. Allowed that

you might try and push a little bit

1:09:271:09:33

more, but anyway, nobody is allowed

one now. So Kasyanov in lane two,

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Lindon Victor, ill go sit Nicholas,

Distelberger of Austria, Ziemak of

1:09:421:09:47

the United States and Mayer of

France, the world champion, in lane

1:09:471:09:55

seven. Again, he is not the quickest

sprinter but stronger events to

1:09:551:09:59

come, long jump, shot put, high jump

today and then 60 metres hurdles,

1:09:591:10:03

pole vault and 1000 metres tomorrow

in the men's heptathlon.

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Clean away this time, good start by

eager sit Nicholas, and Kevin Mayer

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running well, well, we thought he

would be down the field but 6.86,

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that is a big personal best. If you

thought he might have to come from

1:10:211:10:26

behind in events that will follow

this one, not so, he has run 6.86

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which might be rounded down as well

as it was for Damian Warner in

1:10:321:10:35

averted but what a run for Kevin

Mayer, 6.80 five. If he was the

1:10:351:10:40

favourite before this event, he is a

stronger favourites now, what a run.

1:10:401:10:44

Very strong indeed. What a way to

start. Not just here. You think

1:10:441:10:49

about your whole season in front of

you, you must be very excited about

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the potential. Obviously, he's

wintered very well indeed, on the

1:10:531:10:57

outside, watch him, did not react so

well but look at the first couple of

1:10:571:11:01

strides, even though he is long and

rangy, there's lots of power so he

1:11:011:11:04

gets into the upright running, very

good knee lift, pumping his arms

1:11:041:11:08

well, going all the way towards the

line. I bet he was probably thinking

1:11:081:11:15

to himself, "I've done a couple of

good runs in training, I wonder if I

1:11:151:11:18

can do it in competition?" He's

nailed it.

Interesting watching the

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multi-event is compared to

individual sprinters, they seem to

1:11:221:11:26

have a longer stride, not that

pitter patter, quick cadence of the

1:11:261:11:32

dedicated sprinters.

Because they

are relatively heavy and they have

1:11:321:11:35

to be prepared for so many different

events. This is an excellent start

1:11:351:11:39

by him for me. I'm thinking to

myself, I wonder what he thinks his

1:11:391:11:43

overall score could possibly be

today? Another personal best?

Four

1:11:431:11:47

Reds today, the long jump, shot put

and I dubbed to come and you can see

1:11:471:11:52

what it means to Mayer, he came in

with a season's best of 6.99 and a

1:11:521:11:57

personal best of 6.95 and he's taken

a tenth of a second off it. Mayer

1:11:571:12:01

has strong events to come as well so

what a start. Damian Warner the

1:12:011:12:07

quickest overall, 6.74 in the first

heat but that is a wonderful run by

1:12:071:12:12

the French athlete and a strong

favourite for the men's heptathlon.

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We will talk about Kevin Mayer's

performance and what it did me do

1:12:191:12:23

his overall score in a moment but we

have some news to bring you and

1:12:231:12:26

Steve Cram is the person who should

bring us this news because you may

1:12:261:12:30

remember last night if you are

watching, we showed you a caption of

1:12:301:12:35

who our pundits, experts and

commentators all felt where people

1:12:351:12:38

to watch throughout the

championships and Steve

1:12:381:12:44

championships and Steve chose

somebody and there's which may

1:12:451:12:51

affect your pick.

I'm having a

1:12:511:12:53

somebody and there's which may

affect your pick.

I'm having a bad

1:12:531:12:54

week. Emanuel Greer is setting the

middle distance world alight at the

1:12:541:12:59

moment, we've been looking for the

next David Rudisha and a lot of

1:12:591:13:01

people think it could be but sadly

when he went to

1:13:011:13:03

people think it could be but sadly

when he went to New York for a few

1:13:031:13:05

days, his grandfather had passed

away, I think, and he whipped up

1:13:051:13:08

there to meet with the family and

then fly over here. The IT system

1:13:081:13:12

went down which was trying to sort

out his leader and he could not get

1:13:121:13:15

out. They were trying to get in here

until late last night forced -- out

1:13:151:13:21

his Visa. He can't get to Birmingham

because he stranded in New York and

1:13:211:13:24

can't compete. Disappointing for me

because I'd been to begin to develop

1:13:241:13:30

he's the fastest in the world this

year and he will be a great name but

1:13:301:13:33

good news for Elliott Giles in the

800 metres, who was in Emanuel's

1:13:331:13:38

heat, only 11 entries, and now

there's only ten in the 800 metres

1:13:381:13:41

and a gold medal favourite is not

here.

Have you had a chance to think

1:13:411:13:45

about your next big?

No, let me sit

down and squeeze my head a bit to

1:13:451:13:50

come up with someone else, I'm so

disappointed, can't get over it.

You

1:13:501:13:54

are only back from Pyeongchang for a

couple of days, if it was anyone

1:13:541:13:57

else I would put you on the spot now

but I will give you 20 minutes

1:13:571:14:00

grace. Then I will ask for another

big. At that ever happened to you?

1:14:001:14:05

Not the Visa situation but have any

of you ever been sober when you

1:14:051:14:10

really needed to be somewhere else?

I was going to Tokyo for an indoor

1:14:101:14:14

meet once and they had the worst

snowstorm ever. I arrived at Tokyo

1:14:141:14:21

airport and needed to take a train,

there were no trains, no cars, I had

1:14:211:14:24

to get in a car and it took me about

six hours to get into town and

1:14:241:14:28

literally got there, about two hours

before my meat and before the race.

1:14:281:14:35

But it worked out in the end.

You

won?

I did!

LAUGHTER

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Any travel disasters?

No

recollection of travel disaster,

1:14:421:14:46

even though I'm usually running to

the flight invariably.

I can vouch

1:14:461:14:50

for that! It must really unsettle

you, though, with those kind of

1:14:501:14:55

things happen as an athlete, you can

plan, be meticulous, train for weeks

1:14:551:14:59

ahead of something and then

something out of your hands happens.

1:14:591:15:02

Mark O'Brien absolutely, when I was

a young athlete, and a bit

1:15:021:15:06

inexperienced, I ended up turning

up, I think it was the malady

1:15:061:15:11

RoboCop in 2006.

I turned up without

my passport, I only did it once and

1:15:111:15:15

athletes do it every so often and

then there was a mad dash back to

1:15:151:15:18

Milton Keynes to pick up my

passport, then on the train to get

1:15:181:15:20

rid a different airport to make a

flight. Funnily enough, the

1:15:201:15:24

following day I jumped awful because

I was so stressed and drained from

1:15:241:15:27

it and it can throw everything

because you a plan, when you get to

1:15:271:15:35

the meat, when you are going to warm

up and everything else and when it

1:15:351:15:38

is thrown out, it can damage or

performances.

You held your hand up,

1:15:381:15:41

passport story?

I got stuck in your,

and I had to get my coaches to get

1:15:411:15:45

the passport from my apartment,

FedEx it to be overnight so I

1:15:451:15:48

arrived at the day of my meat so

I've got a couple of those. But I

1:15:481:15:52

won there also!

1:15:521:15:58

Kevin has got here on time and

1:15:581:16:00

Kevin has got here on time and it

looks like he has had a very good

1:16:001:16:02

winter.

He has been training well,

and that is evident. He was

1:16:021:16:07

phenomenal last year in Dell grade

at the European indoor championship.

1:16:071:16:13

I don't think we made much of the

performance with his personal bests

1:16:131:16:18

en route and then taking the world

title in London last year. He is

1:16:181:16:24

such a relaxed character, but

intends in what he is about and what

1:16:241:16:27

he plans to do. He is saying he's

not looking at the scores

1:16:271:16:32

particularly, just to win. I don't

doubt he will do that.

After that

1:16:321:16:40

performance you think the score

might be massive. The thing I'm

1:16:401:16:43

excited about seeing with him is the

pole vault.

1:16:431:16:50

pole vault. Getting 5.60, as an

individual he looks like he could be

1:16:501:16:52

good. He is a real talent. I'm

really excited to watch him.

Very

1:16:521:16:58

exciting for French athletics as

well. They have the Olympic Games to

1:16:581:17:02

look forward to in the next couple

of cycles, so to have somebody who

1:17:021:17:06

could be the poster boy for the

sport in France is good.

Absolutely.

1:17:061:17:14

You heard the commentators, and he's

obviously a competitor because that

1:17:141:17:17

60 was blazing. He has an amazing

future in front of him.

Let's

1:17:171:17:21

address one of the tweets that has

come in, specifically for you,

1:17:211:17:26

Michael. If you have any questions

you want to ask Greg about his long

1:17:261:17:30

jumping or something about his

chances. But for Michael, do you

1:17:301:17:36

think he can come close to the

success he had in the 60 and get

1:17:361:17:43

close to Usain Bolt's world record

in the hundred?

He was

1:17:431:17:50

silver-medallist in the 100, so can

he get close, indoors, he's already

1:17:501:17:56

done that? A silver medal outdoors

was an amazing accomplishment for

1:17:561:17:59

him. I think over the next couple of

years he certainly should be

1:17:591:18:06

competing for medals, and he could

be world champion, Olympic champion,

1:18:061:18:10

he has shown it with 9.82, his

personal best, I believe. Close to

1:18:101:18:16

the world record? I don't see it.

He's an amazing talent, no doubt,

1:18:161:18:23

but a of things start to happen by

mechanically from 60 metres up to

1:18:231:18:30

100 metres. We saw last year he got

a great start but he started to

1:18:301:18:34

falter at the end and Justin Gatlin

got past him at the end of the

1:18:341:18:38

rates. His height might be a problem

in terms of getting below 9.5. You

1:18:381:18:46

have to have the height that can

produce that sort of force all the

1:18:461:18:51

way through the event as opposed to

just the first 50. That would be my

1:18:511:18:56

concern about him getting to the

world record.

Now it is the turn of

1:18:561:19:00

the women and we will see their heat

in the 60 metres, but first on the

1:19:001:19:05

track we have the 60 metres hurdles

for the pentathlon. It is all done

1:19:051:19:10

in the one-day, and Andrew Cotter

will start us off.

1:19:101:19:12

Rodriguez of Cuba was one place

outside the medals in London last

1:19:161:19:19

year. Ivona Dadic was a

bronze-medallist in 2016, the

1:19:191:19:25

Austrian. Quaresma of Portugal, 1839

personal best. The season best is

1:19:251:19:38

how they separate them. Here is

Caroline Agnou, the Swiss gaslight

1:19:381:19:48

-- athlete. European under 20

champion last year. Could she never

1:19:481:19:57

-- could sheen over, the Czech

record-holder. Alina Shukh

1:19:571:20:06

introduced as the European junior

champion, a 19-year-old, big talent.

1:20:061:20:14

Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be

going in the second heat. As we saw

1:20:141:20:18

in the men's 60 flat where Warner

ran well, that was because he did

1:20:181:20:26

not have a season 's best time, so

who to look out for here? Dadic,

1:20:261:20:33

Quaresma, Caroline Agnou.

1:20:331:20:35

Just a reminder again of how they

line up in the 60 hurdles.

1:20:391:20:42

All done in the one-day the women's

heptathlon.

1:20:491:20:59

Again, we start with the hurdles.

The nervous about what could

1:20:591:21:06

possibly go wrong. -- the nerves.

The first of the two heats to start

1:21:061:21:11

the women's pentathlon. Cleanly away

and a decent start by Quaresma.

1:21:111:21:17

Dadic moving strongly. And Dadic

takes it with 8.3 four. That is a

1:21:171:21:25

good time and a new personal best.

Some quick times already on this

1:21:251:21:29

track. It is nice and warm inside

the arena. Ivona Dadic with a smile

1:21:291:21:36

of someone who has not only safely

negotiated an event with lots of

1:21:361:21:41

pitfalls, but a good run, and that

has been rounded down to 8.32, so an

1:21:411:21:47

impressive run by the Austrian

athlete.

She looked nice and strong

1:21:471:21:51

at the back end of the race, which

is what you want to do.

1:21:511:22:01

is what you want to do. She got out

the blocks, and further and she

1:22:011:22:05

really climbed out the blocks. We

might see a bit more drive like that

1:22:051:22:12

in the next heat, but she kept her

eyes on what she needs to do.

1:22:121:22:17

Negotiating the barriers. Not really

doing anything explosive, and

1:22:171:22:25

rewarded with a personal best.

It's

interested when the multi-eventers,

1:22:251:22:30

they translate well from hurdles,

with individual hurdling, especially

1:22:301:22:35

in the women's discipline. You see

hurdlers in the happen --

1:22:351:22:44

heptathlon.

It's a really explosive

event in that sense that marries

1:22:441:22:47

well with many of the heptathlon

event, long jumping, high jumping,

1:22:471:22:52

all of that is what you see.

Quaresma destroying the final

1:22:521:22:57

barrier as she went through and that

took a little bit of her time.

1:22:571:23:06

Good personal batch from Dadic and

it's a good opportunity to speak to

1:23:121:23:18

Tony again. -- personal best.

1:23:181:23:22

The ones to wants captain -- caption

and the pics, Dadic was yours. I

1:23:221:23:30

should stress the terms. These are

not people who are nailed on four

1:23:301:23:34

gold medals, we just wanted an

indication of who we might see in

1:23:341:23:41

seasons to come who could be

emerging stars, because it looks

1:23:411:23:44

like we are going through a natural

generation in terms of the big

1:23:441:23:47

names. And you went for Dadic.

I

did. She has run a personal best and

1:23:471:23:58

won the first heat, so can I have

the prize now? She has done three

1:23:581:24:03

personal bests this year already and

that is an improvement on her 60

1:24:031:24:06

metres hurdles and scored over 3400.

1:24:061:24:13

She is capable with the improvement

of scoring the magic 6600 points

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which would put you on a podium, the

Olympic Games. That is why I chose

1:24:211:24:25

her.

It would seem to be a good

choice on that performance, and she

1:24:251:24:30

got out well and looks like she had

great intent over the hurdles. It is

1:24:301:24:39

a nerdy want to start with. It's a

nerve-racking event that you need to

1:24:391:24:45

use the emotional energy and power

to get you over the hurdles.

I think

1:24:451:24:48

she looked really good and Tony is

right, what I like about her as an

1:24:481:24:53

athlete is that she does not have

any apparent weakness. She is

1:24:531:24:57

steady, and in heptathlon, if you

have no weaknesses, you can be in

1:24:571:25:03

the game and that will get you on

the podium.

Do you think Dadic could

1:25:031:25:09

be the one that Katarina

Johnson-Thompson has to look at in

1:25:091:25:11

terms of the medals?

I think she is

there, as well as the America, Erica

1:25:111:25:18

Bougard. Those are the three. If she

underperforms slightly she will let

1:25:181:25:23

the other to win, so I think those

are the two, for me. Then Rodriguez,

1:25:231:25:28

who we have never seen do

pentathlon, that will be

1:25:281:25:31

interesting, because this is the

first time she's ever done an indoor

1:25:311:25:35

pentathlon. Those would be the four

picks to watch.

Thank you, Tony and

1:25:351:25:40

we will hear your commentary on the

next heat in a moment. And I'm

1:25:401:25:45

usually we saw a false start in the

hurdles, the women's hurdles in

1:25:451:25:49

glass go. And we were talking about

-- Glasgow. We were talking about

1:25:491:25:54

the difference of indoor track

hurdles and and adjusting your

1:25:541:25:58

style, would that be the same with

the multi-eventers?

Not at all.

1:25:581:26:03

These people are well drilled and

they practice, week in, week out and

1:26:031:26:06

it's an attitude and it is focus.

But what you do get with the indoors

1:26:061:26:12

is this close proximity to the crowd

and we have already heard the

1:26:121:26:17

intensity of the sound, the

acoustics in here which is really

1:26:171:26:20

something. It can be very difficult.

Trying to find that focus and have

1:26:201:26:25

that moment if things aren't going

well can be intense. It is a nice

1:26:251:26:30

environment. I was not a great

indoor athlete. I couldn't shake my

1:26:301:26:35

winter coat of quick enough so I

never did much indoors.

You like the

1:26:351:26:42

indoors, Greg?

I hardly ever do it.

I am similar. I need a long break

1:26:421:26:48

after the summer and then I have to

get ready again. I've never really

1:26:481:26:51

put a large amount of focus on the

indoors, but it's a wonderful

1:26:511:26:55

spectacle and the wonderful thing to

see close-up.

There is always

1:26:551:27:01

something to see they are putting a

show on. For every finalist you will

1:27:011:27:07

see the fireworks and the formal

introductions, and Katarina

1:27:071:27:11

Johnson-Thompson will get a great

reception.

1:27:111:27:13

Their shears. A good crowd in here

now and she is full of -- there she

1:27:161:27:20

is. Her first heptathlon since that

great performance in Prague. There

1:27:201:27:28

are two very good Americans ear,

Kendell Williams and Erica Bougard.

1:27:281:27:32

That was Kendell Williams. Williams

was six that the world indoor

1:27:321:27:38

Championships in Portland.

1:27:381:27:44

Championships in Portland. Nana

Djimou, fourth that the Olympic

1:27:461:27:52

Games in London which seems such a

long time ago, 2012.

1:27:521:27:57

One thing I am not sure the other

guys have talked about, we've had

1:27:571:28:04

some very fast times this morning so

I'm looking forward to the 60 metres

1:28:041:28:08

coming up. Is this an opportunity

for Katarina Johnson-Thompson? 8.36

1:28:081:28:13

is her season 's best. She has done

a couple of competitions outside of

1:28:131:28:19

the full pentathlon, so how quick

can she go? Not the quickest in the

1:28:191:28:24

field. Erica Bougard is a very good

hurdler.

1:28:241:28:27

She actually has the record, the US

record, for the heptathlon. Sorry,

1:28:301:28:37

pentathlon.

1:28:371:28:37

7.90 eight. Bougard in lane three,

and Katarina Johnson-Thompson is in

1:28:431:28:47

for. --

1:28:471:28:54

not the best of starts, Bougard

quickly away and so was Williams.

1:28:541:28:59

The Americans are clear. Maybe

Bougard just hanging on. 8.0 seven.

1:28:591:29:06

More like 8.30. It is the time that

is important. Hamidi points they

1:29:091:29:13

get. -- how many points they get.

Look at all of these personal bests

1:29:131:29:21

we have had, Kevin Mayer, Damian

Warner in the previous and Dadic as

1:29:211:29:26

well, and then Bougard runs a little

slower than we might have expected.

1:29:261:29:29

Just ahead of Williams, and Katarina

Johnson-Thompson a little slower.

1:29:291:29:39

8.36, that equals the season 's

best.

Equals her best, but she was

1:29:421:29:47

sandwiched between two very good

starters and competent hurdlers. Has

1:29:471:29:52

to be quite distracting, but the

Americans are out there battling

1:29:521:29:54

hard. Both of them very good and

explosive. Like you said, Steve, you

1:29:541:30:00

have put the commentator's occurs.

-- curse. All of the fast times, and

1:30:001:30:06

then a bit slower than what they can

do ultimately. They are here to

1:30:061:30:10

score as many points as they can

early on and establish a lead and

1:30:101:30:14

hang onto it as long as they

possibly can.

1:30:141:30:20

A little slow

1:30:211:30:22

A little slow out of the box,

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, I

1:30:221:30:24

thought, she's not as big as these

explosive women in this event but

1:30:241:30:27

after that she did not lose her

nerve, that was the point, Denise

1:30:271:30:31

was on about steady performance and

we would put that in this category,

1:30:311:30:35

not 8.18, which is our best but 8.36

is reasonable.

I would like to see

1:30:351:30:41

her a bit sharper over the barriers,

she did seven strides into the first

1:30:411:30:44

hurdle which to me, I'm not that

comfortable with, I still think you

1:30:441:30:50

should get a bit more cadence going

if you can possibly manage it. But

1:30:501:30:53

she is thereof thereabouts, she's

around the season's best so no

1:30:531:30:56

arguments from me. -- there or

thereabouts.

She needs not to have a

1:30:561:31:03

bad event, as long as she is steady,

this is an event which is not one of

1:31:031:31:07

their best, necessarily, 8.30 1048

points and the Americans making a

1:31:071:31:13

good start, not under eight seconds,

though, she has done that before but

1:31:131:31:17

she gets 1113 for the 100th of a

second win over Kendell Williams.

1:31:171:31:25

she gets 1113 for the 100th of a

second win over Kendell Williams.

1:31:251:31:26

Colin said that he would rather see

a good start with a bit more

1:31:261:31:30

cadence. She looked a bit loping

almost going into the first hurdle.

1:31:301:31:35

Yes, but that is her, she is close

to six foot, I'm not making excuses

1:31:351:31:39

but to get her feet down, it is a

challenge for her. I know she is

1:31:391:31:44

working at it in training. They

recognise that. It is a loping style

1:31:441:31:49

that she naturally has and it is

1:31:491:31:51

recognise that. It is a loping style

that she naturally has and it is a

1:31:511:31:51

problem and it will get exposed

indoors over this distance. Yes, she

1:31:511:31:55

just climbs over the hurdles, when

she needs to be really attacking and

1:31:551:31:58

driving at them. But it was not a

bad run. It was a steady run for

1:31:581:32:04

her.

Denise, did it look to you like

it is just her side and the way that

1:32:041:32:10

she attacked the hurdles or did it

look a little tentative because it

1:32:101:32:14

looked like she, and I'm wondering

if her perspective was, "I don't

1:32:141:32:17

want to make a mistake", because it

looked like she ran defensively as

1:32:171:32:22

opposed to attacking and

offensively, attacking the hurdles.

1:32:221:32:25

I personally think that she is an

athlete that needs to do more

1:32:251:32:29

hurdle. I don't see her doing enough

generally in the last few years,

1:32:291:32:36

where she gets used to getting the

style and getting the impetus she

1:32:361:32:39

needs in the hurdles. She looked

tentative, she was a bit cautious

1:32:391:32:42

into the first hurdle. You can't

afford to be like that if you are

1:32:421:32:45

going to produce quick times.

1:32:451:32:46

afford to be like that if you are

going to produce quick times.

For

1:32:461:32:49

her as well, she's incredibly strong

in the jumps and I think there's a

1:32:491:32:52

level of she wants to get it right

early and get out there to make sure

1:32:521:32:56

she has got some numbers on the

board. I think she will go into the

1:32:561:33:00

other events quite comfortable and

thinking, OK, the hurdles are out of

1:33:001:33:03

the way, not in as good a shape as

she would like to be, she needs to

1:33:031:33:07

do more races over hurdles but she

is so strong at the other events, I

1:33:071:33:10

guess she can have a bit of a run

within herself to get through it.

Do

1:33:101:33:15

you think that is the approach that

she should take, given past trials?

1:33:151:33:20

The problem is, what she has had, we

know she's supremely talented and an

1:33:201:33:24

incredible athlete but she has had

problems in some of the majors.

1:33:241:33:28

Probably for her, she is thinking if

she can get in the mix early on and

1:33:281:33:35

then really annihilate everyone in

the good events, she has a good

1:33:351:33:38

chance of giving herself the

confidence going into the later

1:33:381:33:40

events.

We will chat further about

the hurdles but it is time for the

1:33:401:33:43

60 metres heats for the women and

Bianca Williams is going in the

1:33:431:33:46

first one, Steve?

1:33:461:33:50

COMMENTATOR:

1:33:501:33:51

COMMENTATOR: She is, looks like she

is starting 2018 in a good way, all

1:33:511:33:55

kinds of problems in the last couple

of years, having won medal in 2014

1:33:551:33:59

which was our best year for a while,

and since then she has struggled to

1:33:591:34:02

hit those heights but she has good

competitors. There she is. Third in

1:34:021:34:06

the UK Championships, but Darryl

Neita has had to pull out so Bianca

1:34:061:34:14

gets the slot. Javianne Oliver is a

great story, a broken toe last year

1:34:141:34:18

after a good start to the season,

missed a lot of time but has come

1:34:181:34:21

back with a bang and a big personal

best, 7.02, heading the world

1:34:211:34:26

rankings, the American, a new name

to get used to, Yongli Wei of China

1:34:261:34:29

in four, then a more the million

name, Michelle-Lee Ahye eight of

1:34:291:34:35

Trinidad & Tobago, still only 25 but

it seems like she has been around

1:34:351:34:39

quite a while. 7.16, her best this

season, Tsimanouskaya from Belarus,

1:34:391:34:46

21 years old, and Ciara Neville of

Ireland, only 18, great experience

1:34:461:34:50

for her. The English junior

champion. And then Okparaebo of

1:34:501:34:58

Norway, the Norwegian record-holder,

has not been far-off her best so far

1:34:581:35:01

this indoor season, a good start for

her. So Williams, it is not

1:35:011:35:06

difficult qualify, really, except

this is quite a tough heat, the

1:35:061:35:09

first three go through and then the

next six fastest losers to the

1:35:091:35:14

semifinals but with Ahye, Okparaebo

and Oliver, getting in the top three

1:35:141:35:23

looks a tall order for Williams.

She's going to have to concentrate

1:35:231:35:26

on running a good, strong race, as

quick as you can and see if that is

1:35:261:35:30

good enough to advance. -- as she

can. Oliver is now six on the US

1:35:301:35:38

all-time list at this event which

gives you an indication of how good

1:35:381:35:41

the 7.02 is.

1:35:411:35:47

Oliver got completely left, Williams

got a cracking Oliver getting there

1:35:471:35:50

now and so is Ahye decide, and

Okparaebo WinZip, Ahye and Oliver

1:35:501:35:55

just ahead of Williams. -- Okparaebo

wins it. Terrible start but Oliver

1:35:551:36:02

has no experience at this level and

I wonder whether the nerves got the

1:36:021:36:06

better of her? Okparaebo very

experienced as is theth, Bianca

1:36:061:36:10

Williams got out brilliantly, or

maybe it looked better because of

1:36:101:36:14

the terrible start by the American.

But Bianca Williams finishing

1:36:141:36:19

fourth. She will have to wait and

see if it is quick enough.

I big all

1:36:191:36:24

eyes were on Oliver, expecting a

strong performance by her, to

1:36:241:36:27

announce herself in Europe but she

slept in the blocks. Nothing really

1:36:271:36:31

happened and then she had to work so

hard to put herself back into the

1:36:311:36:35

brain. It took for a long time to

get onto the shoulder of Williams.

1:36:351:36:38

When she eased through to get to the

qualifying position. Look at that

1:36:381:36:44

from head on, terrible start! But

the Maurice Blair its athletes to

1:36:441:36:48

her right, centre field of course,

always, taking that really well. But

1:36:481:36:56

boy, oh, boy, a rude awakening for

the American, the US champion, we

1:36:561:37:00

know she has got skills, 7.02 tells

us that and let's just think about

1:37:001:37:05

it, she has got that under her belt,

now she has realised, "OK, I'm at

1:37:051:37:11

the World Championships, it is done

and I've got to refocus for the

1:37:111:37:15

semifinal". There is Williams, nice

head on for her. I wonder how she is

1:37:151:37:20

feeling?

We will talk to her in a

second but 0.288, the American's

1:37:201:37:27

reaction time, and Bianca and 7.31

and cheese with JJ.

Fourth, two

1:37:271:37:37

hundreds away from her third, a

smile on

1:37:371:37:39

hundreds away from her third, a

smile on your face, how do you feel

1:37:391:37:41

about it?

I don't know! No, it was

all right, I only found out I was

1:37:411:37:45

coming on Monday so everything has

been a bit fast forward and

1:37:451:37:49

unprepared. I just wanted to come

out and enjoy it which I have. Just

1:37:491:37:53

embrace the atmosphere, I've never

done one of these before. Yeah.

You

1:37:531:37:58

stepped in because Darryl Neita

pulled out at the last minute so

1:37:581:38:01

what's it been like trying to focus

yourself for such a big occasion?

1:38:011:38:05

Again, really fast forward. I left

some kit at home. I did not know

1:38:051:38:10

what was happening. Luckily, I

brought my race kit! But, yeah,

1:38:101:38:15

everything has been so crazy but I

think it's a good thing. So, yeah...

1:38:151:38:20

Not automatic qualifying, you will

have to wait to see what happens but

1:38:201:38:23

feeling confident with your time?

I

don't know! There are some quick

1:38:231:38:27

girls coming next but fingers

crossed. It is what it is at the end

1:38:271:38:31

of the day, I'm here and having fun,

I've enjoyed it, I would love to run

1:38:311:38:36

again tonight but if I don't come

it's not the end of the world, the

1:38:361:38:39

Commonwealth Games is in a few

months so yeah, I'm just having fun!

1:38:391:38:44

As you say, hopefully back for the

semifinal later. What is the process

1:38:441:38:49

between now and then?

I'm going to

go home and sleep, if that is what

1:38:491:38:53

you meant! Yeah, go home and sleep,

and some lunch and recharge for

1:38:531:38:58

later.

Well, we hope to Steve

Backley double Sturridge Mika Mutti.

1:38:581:39:02

Thank you.

1:39:021:39:07

7.31, after we were talking about

quickness, that was not that fast

1:39:071:39:11

but Bianca will have to wait and

see, the winning time, 7.22, and I

1:39:111:39:16

think Oliver is definitely not going

to be my pick for the star of the

1:39:161:39:19

future yet! STUDIO: You can't go

through event eliminating people.

1:39:191:39:24

You have to be positive.

I have

picked one and I will let you know

1:39:241:39:28

in a minute.

We will clear up a

little bit from those 60 metres

1:39:281:39:32

hurdles heats in the heptathlon,

sorry, pentathlon! It is an

1:39:321:39:38

occupational hazard. Let's go down

to Toni Minichiello who's been

1:39:381:39:43

crunching the numbers.

Great start

for Katerina, 8.36, equalling Azizan

1:39:431:39:48

Bob Lambert, she was struggling with

her left hip at the National is so

1:39:481:39:52

withdrew and you may see that a bit

if you watch it again, her foot

1:39:521:39:55

turns out a bit which may be

affecting her speed and also, the

1:39:551:39:59

Americans are suffering because they

only came in on Wednesday so to

1:39:591:40:03

them, it is 6am, sprinting fast at

6am is difficult for them to do. She

1:40:031:40:10

is about level par, superb start,

season's best, she is on for 4800,

1:40:101:40:16

the American has lost 20 points or

more on her sprint hurdles. A great

1:40:161:40:21

start.

Thanks, and it won't be long

before we see them back out again,

1:40:211:40:26

the pentathlete but let's go out for

the second of the 60 metres heats

1:40:261:40:30

and this one features Elaine

Thompson, of course, the double

1:40:301:40:34

Olympic champion and the double

silver-medallist from London as

1:40:341:40:39

well, Marie-Josee Ta Lou. Andrew

Cotter with this one. COMMENTATOR:

1:40:391:40:43

There is Elaine Thompson, and there

is the line-up for this second heat,

1:40:431:40:46

the second of six.

1:40:461:40:49

So six heats and Bianca Williams

running 7.31, is the fastest loser

1:41:001:41:04

in the first heat, it is going to be

close, Amy Foster with a lot to

1:41:041:41:08

prove at the moment, lots of point

to prove, from ours, just the

1:41:081:41:13

Belfast, beat the Irish record a

couple of weeks ago but not selected

1:41:131:41:17

by Northern Ireland are the

Commonwealth Games even though she

1:41:171:41:19

met all the qualifying standards.

Elaine Thompson, well received, not

1:41:191:41:22

quite showing her best in Glasgow

last weekend. Jimenez of

1:41:221:41:31

last weekend. Jimenez of Chile

price-macro. Ta Lou, seven wins from

1:41:341:41:40

eight races indoors this year, not

quite at her best at Berlin right at

1:41:401:41:44

the start of the but apart from

that, pretty near-perfect. Santos

1:41:441:41:48

Rand Paul Ian Glover go last weekend

but a decent win in northern France.

1:41:481:41:55

-- Santos ran poorly in Glasgow last

weekend. Jacobs in seven and on the

1:41:551:42:00

outside, the 20 rod from Oman, who

is there, I promise, Madugalle

1:42:001:42:05

Alawi.

1:42:051:42:12

-- two. There she is. Amy Foster

interesting in lane one, she is

1:42:131:42:17

really running with points to prove,

she said she was devastated not to

1:42:171:42:20

be selected by Northern Ireland and

the Kombarov games. Heartbroken --

1:42:201:42:26

Commonwealth Games. Heartbroken,

having run so well at the Irish

1:42:261:42:29

indoors to beat the Irish record.

She is alongside Elaine Thompson,

1:42:291:42:31

though. The Olympic champion over

100 and 200 in Rio. But Ta Lou is

1:42:311:42:39

flying this season already. She goes

in lane five. Three go through

1:42:391:42:48

automatically, to tonight's

semifinals. Six fastest losers over

1:42:481:42:50

the six heats.

1:42:501:42:51

It is a good start by Elaine

Thompson who is running strongly,

1:43:011:43:05

and Ta Lou coming through, and it is

Thompson and Ta Lou together with

1:43:051:43:10

Kielbasinska in the middle and they

go through, and when Ta Lou got into

1:43:101:43:14

her running, I think she was quite

keen to keep her near-perfect

1:43:141:43:18

record, winning is a good habit to

have and Ta Lou running well but

1:43:181:43:22

good to see Elaine Thompson running

a bit better than she did last

1:43:221:43:25

weekend, such a talent but indoors,

sometimes, she is necessarily -- not

1:43:251:43:30

necessarily at her best but Ta Lou

very impressive.

Yes, Andrew, when

1:43:301:43:34

it comes to major championships now,

you've got to be in all the previous

1:43:341:43:39

performances, lots of different

nerves come into play, stresses and

1:43:391:43:42

strains and the pressure of the

event and of course we have seen

1:43:421:43:45

Elaine Thompson do it on the biggest

stage, two Olympic titles but Ta Lou

1:43:451:43:53

has run well all season and I think

she wanted to keep doing that.

The

1:43:531:43:56

three who go through automatically,

sandals and forth and the time is

1:43:561:44:01

one hundredth slower than Bianca

Williams so good news for her but Ta

1:44:011:44:05

Lou with determination to get in

from the drive and be start and the

1:44:051:44:08

pick-up is very impressive.

Nice,

small, compact runner, well-suited

1:44:081:44:13

for indoors, gets out of the blocks

will and works hard, always nice and

1:44:131:44:16

focused which I like to see, working

hard to the line. She will wake up

1:44:161:44:20

during the rounds and be a bit

quicker in the semifinal and of

1:44:201:44:23

course she is one of the big

favourites for the final. A personal

1:44:231:44:28

best from Kielbasinska, good run by

the Polish athlete to go through as

1:44:281:44:31

one of the three automatic

lullabies.

Santos just 100th slower

1:44:311:44:37

than Bianca Williams so she is still

in pole position as one of the

1:44:371:44:39

fastest losers. STUDIO: Coming up in

heat three we will see Dafne

1:44:391:44:47

Schippers, twice a world champion

and 200 metres and she has got

1:44:471:44:50

medals across three World

Championships in total. You would

1:44:501:44:54

think perhaps as a 200 metres

specialist, that the 60 metres might

1:44:541:44:58

not be the strongest event for her

but she's been competing indoors

1:44:581:45:01

this winter winter and she will have

high hopes, here. She spoke to

1:45:011:45:06

this winter winter and she will have

high hopes, here. She spoke to JJ

1:45:061:45:06

this winter winter and she will have

high hopes, here. She spoke to JJ

1:45:061:45:06

Chalmers.

I love competing in the

UK, I love the atmosphere and the

1:45:061:45:09

people are great. The crowd is

really cool.

What about your

1:45:091:45:15

competition, a very loaded field?

Lots of people could win it.

Yes,

1:45:151:45:20

mostly in 60 metres, everyone is so

close which is why I like it. It is

1:45:201:45:24

cool. You need to focus to go to the

final in the world, and then in the

1:45:241:45:29

final, everything is possible and

you can go for place one or six. I

1:45:291:45:34

think it is really close.

Looking

back at some of your interviews from

1:45:341:45:38

2015, you are clearly surprised and

sort of new to it all in many ways.

1:45:381:45:42

How are you now?

1:45:421:45:48

The last few years were not

1:45:481:45:50

The last few years were not that

easy, and it is a different world

1:45:501:45:53

from 2015 but now I am relaxed and

feeling good and I try to have fun

1:45:531:45:57

on the track which is the most

important thing.

What do you hope to

1:45:571:46:02

achieve from the indoors? What will

you take forward?

I have to make a

1:46:021:46:06

good start in every competition, at

least a decent start and I can take

1:46:061:46:11

that to the 100 metres. It might

start is better, it's helpful for

1:46:111:46:15

the 100 and 200 metres. Then I can

make the next steps in those

1:46:151:46:20

distances.

She is a huge star at

home in Holland and there is a

1:46:201:46:26

bridge named after her in Amsterdam,

sports personality of the year, but

1:46:261:46:32

you were saying this really suits

the smaller athletes. It's the speed

1:46:321:46:39

insurance side. Explosive and

powerful as well.

Absolutely and

1:46:391:46:43

that's her advantage and why she can

perform well indoors because she is

1:46:431:46:47

extremely powerful. She can not lose

ground on the shorter sprinters

1:46:471:46:53

coming out of the blocks. She will

be held to maintain power all the

1:46:531:46:58

way, even if they get a bit of again

on her at the beginning. Over 60 she

1:46:581:47:05

couldn't maybe catch up and pull

them back.

We talk about the

1:47:051:47:09

heptathlete is moving between events

and she started out on her focus for

1:47:091:47:16

the last two seasons.

1:47:161:47:21

the last two seasons.

She looks like

she's always been a sprinter to me,

1:47:211:47:24

but she is happy here. Why not?

She's proving she's one of the best

1:47:241:47:32

over 100 I would like to see her

comeback. She joked that the

1:47:321:47:38

training is a lot easier.

Let's get

out there and see how this one goes.

1:47:381:47:44

Steve Cram.

1:47:441:47:44

She goes in lane three and her main

opposition will be Porn, the South

1:47:481:47:54

African record holder then much of a

modulus for the others. -- much of a

1:47:541:48:00

muchness.

1:48:001:48:01

Liang of China.

1:48:031:48:11

Bazolo has run a personal best. The

race in Glasgow last week from

1:48:131:48:25

Schippers, not one of her best, but

going in the right direction. This

1:48:251:48:28

is Emmanuelle. She has run 7.28 this

year.

1:48:281:48:37

year. Good new developing youngster,

just 20, Liang. Equalling a personal

1:48:381:48:42

best this winter. Loi from Macau.

And the Czech indoor champion. And

1:48:421:48:59

then Carina Horn, a semifinalist at

the Olympic Games in Rio. Some good

1:48:591:49:02

times to her name, including that

7.09, a personal best set this year

1:49:021:49:12

which equals Schippers. One of the

more comfortable heat. We are

1:49:121:49:17

obviously keeping an eye on the

fastest losers. Bianca Williams is

1:49:171:49:21

still the quickest after the first

two. There are six heats. Asher

1:49:211:49:26

Phillips going for Great Britain.

1:49:261:49:31

I'm sure all of the contenders will

have a little eye on each other in

1:49:311:49:35

the heats. Not to scintillating in

terms of the times yet.

1:49:351:49:41

Schippers gets a reasonable start

and Liang is away and running well.

1:49:481:49:52

Carina Horn getting back into this

might have got third. Schippers

1:49:521:49:56

coming through with the victory.

Liang, at a very good start, she is

1:49:561:50:01

rewarded with a qualifying spot. And

Carina Horn had to really get moving

1:50:011:50:05

in the last few metres. That was to

ensure her third spot. In fact, she

1:50:051:50:12

got second in the end. 7.19, and a

quick start from the young Chinese

1:50:121:50:20

athlete.

Very quick indeed. I was

wondering whether Schippers might

1:50:201:50:25

have run a bit quicker and sharper,

but she looked relaxed at the end.

1:50:251:50:29

Not the best of starts from her. The

athletes around are not ones who can

1:50:291:50:35

run 7.0. You want to be showing your

dominance on people running a

1:50:351:50:39

personal best. But she switches down

very early indeed, so to be rewarded

1:50:391:50:44

with that time means she is in

decent shape and certainly has a

1:50:441:50:49

metre of running left in her which

will take into 7.0 which means she

1:50:491:50:53

will be competitive later on.

I

thought she looked relaxed in the

1:50:531:51:00

last 15 or 20 metres. Not the best

start but then powers up and then

1:51:001:51:04

wants her huge frame gets moving she

can generate the speed. She runs

1:51:041:51:09

down Liang and then she can relax in

the last 20 metres. I thought it was

1:51:091:51:13

pretty good. Carina Horn by contrast

was rocking and rolling and having

1:51:131:51:18

to fight heart. Very relaxed in the

latter stages. So, Schippers with a

1:51:181:51:25

nice start to the campaign. Three

more heats to come and we will tidy

1:51:251:51:29

up the result of this one.

1:51:291:51:35

Crystal Emmanuelle putting Bianca

Williams down to the third fastest

1:51:351:51:41

loser. Three more heats to come.

1:51:411:51:48

First event of the heptathlon, and

these are the standings. Damian

1:51:551:52:00

Warner with a personal best in front

of Kevin Mayer. As expected. But now

1:52:001:52:04

the long jump, two days, seven

events, culminating in the 1000

1:52:041:52:10

metres tomorrow. Kevin Mayer, the

preevent favourite. And here is the

1:52:101:52:18

Canadian with a chance of a medal,

Damian Warner. His season 's best is

1:52:181:52:22

his lifetime best. The 28-year-old,

making a PB in the 60. Can he

1:52:221:52:30

converted speed into the long jump?

Over the seven-metre mark.

1:52:301:52:36

Damien is an eight-metre jumper

outdoors. He accelerates into the

1:52:441:52:47

board, so it's an early start.

1:52:471:52:53

board, so it's an early start. 7.11,

a good 20 centimetres away from the

1:52:531:52:57

board, so about 7.5, take-off to

landing.

1:52:571:53:01

The next heat features Kabundji, and

that is Denise's want to watch.

She

1:53:041:53:18

has taken a leap forward running

that stunning 7.03. She has been a

1:53:181:53:25

semifinalist so many times in the

worlds, the Olympic Games and if she

1:53:251:53:29

can come into her own in these

championships on the big stage it

1:53:291:53:33

will be fantastic for her. She just

has to keep compote and do what she

1:53:331:53:38

does. She's in great shape.

A lot of

effort and energy in the Swiss team

1:53:381:53:45

in 2014 for a country that doesn't

have a rich heritage of track and

1:53:451:53:50

field and is very focused on winter

sports, so to keep pushing from a

1:53:501:53:55

nation like that, it is a challenge.

It absolutely is and she is leading

1:53:551:54:01

the charge. She is one of those

athletes where the World Indoor

1:54:011:54:07

Athletics Championships could be a

fantastic opportunity to gain

1:54:071:54:10

confidence. She is always on the

outdoor scene as well.

What I find

1:54:101:54:14

interesting from Kambundji, every

time it goes wrong, she's devastated

1:54:141:54:18

because she believes she should be

winning and she has a fantastic

1:54:181:54:21

opportunity to do it today.

Nobody

wants her to do well here more than

1:54:211:54:27

Denise Lewis. And maybe her mum.

Let's get out to the start of the

1:54:271:54:33

fourth heat, with Andrew Cotter.

Incidentally I didn't realise it was

1:54:331:54:37

ones to watch for the future and I

am changing mine. Donovan braise in

1:54:371:54:43

the men's 800. So the 20-year-old.

Steve is shaking to head. There is

1:54:431:54:53

the line-up for the 60 metres.

1:54:531:55:00

Some great indoor specialists here.

Some great starters. Kwadwo only

1:55:071:55:12

four that the German indoors. She

goes shortly. Runners are Les goes

1:55:121:55:20

in lane two.

1:55:201:55:26

in lane two. Stuy one in Istanbul

recently. Kambundji, second quickest

1:55:261:55:31

in the world this year. Only Oliver,

who we have seen already, run

1:55:311:55:36

quicker. Zahi competing for France,

although from the Ivory Coast.

1:55:361:55:51

Evans, only 7.25 indoors, but only a

couple of races. Harrigan, world

1:55:511:55:57

indoor bronze in 2008, and Samuel, a

great starter from the Netherlands.

1:55:571:56:04

Harrigan is 36 now. She took the

bronze in 2008. Angela Williams won

1:56:091:56:15

the gold. She has been around a long

time, Harrigan.

1:56:151:56:25

The fourth of six heats in the

women's 60 metres.

1:56:411:56:49

A good start by Kambundji, but so

too macro three. Zahi running

1:56:491:56:54

strongly and Kambundji trying to get

back -- but so is Zahi. A quick time

1:56:541:57:01

by Zahi. 7.10. That is a personal

best for her. That was a pretty

1:57:011:57:08

fluid run. She looked strong and

comfortable.

She looked very good

1:57:081:57:13

indeed, help the blocks strongly

kept form and a cool, calm head.

1:57:131:57:17

When you work hard over the 60

metres for the first 20 and 30 it

1:57:171:57:23

sets you up well. Rewarded with a

personal best and that might have

1:57:231:57:28

shocked many people.

Rounded up by a

fraction but a great run. A great

1:57:281:57:34

start alongside Kambundji but they

both got out well.

She nailed it and

1:57:341:57:39

worked hard and drove for the first

20 metres and put herself with a

1:57:391:57:44

really nice easy action. One to

watch the semifinals. All of a

1:57:441:57:50

sudden the 60 metres women's is

going to hot up.

Just keeping an eye

1:57:501:57:55

on the times. With the distance

between the first two and the rest,

1:57:551:58:00

I think Bianca Williams won't drop

any further down the ranks. There is

1:58:001:58:04

Zahi taking victory ahead of

Kambundji. A look at the official

1:58:041:58:08

result.

1:58:081:58:09

Looking a bit better for Bianca

Williams going through as a fastest

1:58:201:58:23

loser.

Back to the heptathlon long

jump. Kevin Mayer. He replaced --

1:58:231:58:36

his second event, a personal best

over 60 metres. Over seven in the

1:58:361:58:39

long jump. Around seven and a half

metres, and he looks pleased with

1:58:391:58:46

it. His lifetime best is 7.54. It

might threaten it.

That is a solid

1:58:461:58:56

jump, good speed and he's happy with

it. That is the kind of marquee

1:58:561:58:59

needs. Perfect board -- the kind of

Mark he needs.

Good on the board for

1:58:591:59:06

Kevin Mayer. Waiting for his

distance. 7.43, just shy of his

1:59:061:59:13

lifetime best but he will go into

the overall lead and it might turn

1:59:131:59:17

into a bit of a present --

procession. He is in great form.

1:59:171:59:20

Kevin Mayer going very well in the

opening rounds of the men's

1:59:231:59:27

heptathlon, over the two days. The

women are going all the way through

1:59:271:59:30

in the pentathlon today and we will

catch up with their next event

1:59:301:59:33

shortly, but with the next heat of

the 60 metres featuring Asha Philip.

1:59:331:59:40

She has high hopes of success here.

I've had a lot of rest, and not

1:59:401:59:47

trying to overwork myself. The work

is what happens on Friday, and I'm

1:59:471:59:54

all -- I've done all of this stub

overwinter and preparing my races

1:59:541:59:57

for these day and that is all going

to come out. I haven't got much of a

1:59:572:00:03

plan but that is to get to the

final, and then perform. This is my

2:00:032:00:09

fourth time, so if I leave without a

medal, there will be tweaked --

2:00:092:00:12

between me and my coach there will

be war. It will be tense, but I have

2:00:122:00:19

worked really hard for this. And I

know I have it in me. I've got

2:00:192:00:24

better over the years and I now feel

like I'm starting to hit my stride

2:00:242:00:29

in the sport. As much as I've been

in a prolonged time, but after my

2:00:292:00:32

injuries, I feel this is my moment.

2:00:322:00:37

Unusually kind of subdued there,

because, as you know she is usually

2:00:372:00:49

very flamboyant, lively, seems like

she would be good fun to be around.

2:00:492:00:53

Yes, really infectious personality

as well. I really fortunate I get to

2:00:532:00:57

train with her. You always know when

she is in the building, really loud,

2:00:572:01:01

but really good fun, incredibly

focused when she wants to switch it

2:01:012:01:05

on.

2:01:052:01:05

focused when she wants to switch it

on. That beautiful balance of having

2:01:052:01:08

a lot of fun but then when she wants

to do it she can.

It was interesting

2:01:082:01:13

to hear her say what she expects

there from the championships. And as

2:01:132:01:17

she said they are, often it just

happens. But it doesn't. You have to

2:01:172:01:24

be very focused for that success.

Absolutely. I have known Asha for

2:01:242:01:30

years and she has always had that

focus when it is time to race, she

2:01:302:01:34

knows how to turn it on and when she

needs to be focused. I think she has

2:01:342:01:39

taken the right approach, just get

to the final, be patient, then

2:01:392:01:42

produce your best performance there.

Like she has done in the past. It

2:01:422:01:48

does always seem there is a bit of

fear to her, she likes the stage.

2:01:482:01:53

She does. She has done drama.

Lots

of different aspects to her.

She is

2:01:532:02:07

a as she intimated in her interview

there, I do feel she has grown in

2:02:072:02:13

maturity, she understands this

environment and she once more, she

2:02:132:02:15

has developed really well.

All the

world as a stage and it is time for

2:02:152:02:24

her, Steve.

2:02:242:02:29

her, Steve.

Yes, we saw destiny

Carter there, a good friend of

2:02:292:02:33

Oliver. Asha Philip, a European

indoor champion at 60 metres. Of

2:02:332:02:46

course, as the guys were saying,

happy habit of producing her best

2:02:462:02:51

when it really matters.

2:02:512:02:56

when it really matters. Rosa from

Brazil, who is up against Ahoure. We

2:02:572:03:05

didn't see the Greek, and the Danish

runner in this. Bianca Williams is

2:03:052:03:15

in third place at the moment with

just two more seats to come. Ahoure,

2:03:152:03:22

two-time world silver-medallist in

the 60 metres.

2:03:222:03:31

the 60 metres. World Championships,

just missed out on a medal.

2:03:312:03:34

Carter get away well in lane one,

Ahoure doing well, Asha Philip right

2:03:442:03:49

in the middle. It will be Ahoure,

Philip Andy Carter. Nicely done, no

2:03:492:03:59

dramas -- it will be Ahoure, Philip

and Carter.

2:03:592:04:11

and Carter. Ahoure, along with these

two, and along with Asha Philip. No

2:04:112:04:16

dramas there.

2:04:162:04:21

dramas there.

No dramas, and, yes,

that was probably the top three we

2:04:212:04:24

would put down of this heat. I was

watching Asha all the way out the

2:04:242:04:32

blocks to see what she would do, got

herself into that lovely fluid

2:04:322:04:35

running. The British record-holder

indoors, and I think that was a very

2:04:352:04:41

controlled race indeed. Drove out

the blocks. Good little bit of focus

2:04:412:04:49

in there, then she will just focus

on trying to give a nice fluid, nice

2:04:492:04:54

read them all the way through to the

finishing line. You know, Steve, the

2:04:542:05:00

60 metres will be a very hotly

contested event I think, I don't

2:05:002:05:03

think there will be much between

them.

Yes, I agree. The semifinals

2:05:032:05:09

on the finals to come, of course,

but the thing is not to make any

2:05:092:05:12

mistake in the heats, and Asha

Philip said it did not do that at

2:05:122:05:17

all, and she is with JJ now.

You can

do that comfortably?

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LAUGHTER

I love Steve Cram! Didn't want to

2:05:242:05:28

over exert myself, three rounds in

one day. Yes, a good first round.

2:05:282:05:33

over exert myself, three rounds in

one day. Yes, a good first round.

2:05:332:05:34

You seemed to get a solid start them

to get into a bit of a red.

2:05:342:05:39

Eye-watering here on Thursday to see

what the Arena looked like, and I

2:05:392:05:42

tell you, it was not like the

trials, it felt so different, more

2:05:422:05:47

like a championship. I thought I

just had to relax, remember what I

2:05:472:05:49

had been doing -- I walked in here

on Thursday. The home crowd is

2:05:492:05:58

making me feel good so hopefully I

will have a good semi-and then make

2:05:582:06:02

it to the finals.

You must be

feeling fairly comfortable in this

2:06:022:06:06

setting?

No, I am used to Sheffield

for trials, so I was scared to come

2:06:062:06:13

to Birmingham. But my family are

from Birmingham and it is like my

2:06:132:06:16

second home.

Gradualism is once

again and best of luck this

2:06:162:06:25

afternoon -- congratulations once

again.

Thank you!

A nice strong

2:06:252:06:32

performance from Asha Philip there,

7.1 eight. We will have to work out

2:06:322:06:41

the 1000ths to see if Bianca is

lying fourth or third but I think

2:06:412:06:44

she's looking good with one heat to

come. We are in the second round of

2:06:442:06:48

the long jump. The second event in

the heptathlete and, Damian Warner

2:06:482:06:57

of Canada, looking

2:06:572:06:58

the heptathlete and, Damian Warner

of Canada, looking to extend... That

2:06:582:07:01

is better. Better for Warner. The

leading effort so, but it is all

2:07:012:07:13

about points accumulated

2:07:132:07:20

about points accumulated across.

Warner did get off to a very good

2:07:202:07:23

start. Monsters beyond the board,

Tony.

Yes, I was just speaking to

2:07:232:07:27

his courtship -- space left on the

board. Seven metres 39 gives him an

2:07:272:07:35

extra 60 points.

2:07:352:07:41

Kazmirek, that is better as well.

It

was such an ungainly run. But he

2:07:472:07:53

would struggle a little there, but

he got off from it, a strong

2:07:532:07:57

position. You wouldn't call it

smooth but stretched up there, let's

2:07:572:08:04

see what this distance is like.

He

squeezed everything out of that,

2:08:042:08:09

didn't he? Bronze-medallist last

summer in the World Championships. A

2:08:092:08:12

lifetime best, 7.68 for Kazmirek. So

back to Kevin Mayer. He has seen a

2:08:122:08:24

couple of athletes jump further

here. Second round flat jump when he

2:08:242:08:28

did it. Didn't have any hate on

that, I think.

Stocks the fit out a

2:08:282:08:32

little then acted more as a bloc. --

didn't have any height on that. That

2:08:322:08:39

is what carries you for body has a

solid jump on the first round. That

2:08:392:08:43

might be a little bit further.

7.43,

it was, in the first round. One jump

2:08:432:08:51

remaining. Mayer, not all his way.

No improvement for the Frenchman, in

2:08:512:08:58

second place overall.

2:08:582:08:59

No improvement for the Frenchman,

in second place overall.

2:08:592:09:02

This is the last line up for the

women's 60 metres. The German

2:09:052:09:09

athlete in lane for, could be a good

race, this one.

2:09:092:09:18

race, this one. And the Polish

athlete in lane one, a very talented

2:09:182:09:23

athlete. The Italian athlete in lane

three, Bongiorni. And the German

2:09:232:09:39

champion, 7.06 this season, quickest

in the world this year, Tatjana

2:09:392:09:43

Pinto. And she was in the quickest

in the world, Baptiste, but then a

2:09:432:09:52

drug ban after that, and a Guinean,

well off the best this season. And

2:09:522:10:04

then Sapong from the south-west

Pacific.

2:10:042:10:10

Pacific. And she left on the scene

as an 18-year-old a couple of years

2:10:102:10:16

ago, Swoboda.

2:10:162:10:26

A reminder that Bianca Williams's

731 is still good enough. She

2:10:332:10:38

remained in third of the fastest

losers, should be fine.

2:10:382:10:45

Again a good start, Pinto left

little behind, and a good run from

2:10:532:10:59

Burchill. Automatic qualifying

place. Not the best start by Pinto

2:10:592:11:06

but good pick-up, Goodspeed

thereafter. She needed it, a tight

2:11:062:11:10

race, always likely to be so. No

standout athlete

2:11:102:11:21

standout athlete there, but

Bongiorni started well and Pinto had

2:11:212:11:23

to work hard.

She certainly did. I

was watching very carefully whether

2:11:232:11:30

she had that really positive drive,

to really get those racing legs

2:11:302:11:35

going earlier on in the round but it

was quite a pedestrian start. Let's

2:11:352:11:38

have a watch of this. She really

doesn't do much, not active out of

2:11:382:11:45

the blocks, but when she gets out of

that transition and starts to run

2:11:452:11:48

you can see she feels far more

comfortable and starts to ease her

2:11:482:11:52

way through the field. A reasonably

quick time, 7.1 eight. --

2:11:522:12:04

7.18.

They may be cautious, knowing

they can come through, but it was

2:12:102:12:15

tight there.

Yes, and as you mention

the curveball may be played from

2:12:152:12:20

someone you don't know that really

wasn't expected to show for, so you

2:12:202:12:26

have to show focus and it doesn't

matter how good you are coming up to

2:12:262:12:29

get through the rounds.

I thought it

might be Kate for Williams because

2:12:292:12:32

there are lots of athletes here who

could run quicker but you can see

2:12:322:12:36

that year, Swoboda with the first of

the automatic places. They will

2:12:362:12:41

knock down Williams but I think she

will still go through. By 100th of a

2:12:412:12:50

second, I think. So it was tight but

she will go through to the

2:12:502:12:55

semifinals this evening. These are

the automatic qualifiers down there.

2:12:552:12:59

It will be a great event and it

might be pretty cool course. A great

2:12:592:13:07

run by Zahi to take the quickest of

the qualifying places. A couple of

2:13:072:13:12

Jamaicans in Burchell and Thompson,

Elaine Thompson, plenty in reserve.

2:13:122:13:17

And further down, the smaller

queues, the fastest losers,

2:13:172:13:25

Bongiorni and Baptiste, and there we

see Bianca Williams just going

2:13:262:13:29

through as one of the fastest

losers. That is at ten to seven

2:13:292:13:36

tonight.

2:13:362:13:43

Yes, indeed, and maybe Bianca

Williams will have got her head

2:13:452:13:47

around the fact that she is here and

in that.

Yes, it was like, come on,

2:13:472:13:53

let's get going, come on, Bianca. We

knew she was going to be here so it

2:13:532:13:57

was a very odd comment for her to

make.

I think she should get some

2:13:572:14:01

rest, like

2:14:012:14:02

make.

I think she should get some

rest, like she was saying, and she

2:14:022:14:03

will come back out and hopefully be

quick. She will obviously need to go

2:14:032:14:09

significant live faster in the

semifinals so we will see what

2:14:092:14:11

happens there.

The world indoor

Championships, she is talking about

2:14:112:14:15

the Commonwealth Games, a little

over a month from now. She wasn't

2:14:152:14:18

quite sure when it was. I would like

for her to be a little more focused

2:14:182:14:22

because she does have an

opportunity. In the semifinals now

2:14:222:14:26

and this is a real opportunity.

It

is very open.

Exactly, and you're

2:14:262:14:32

representing your country, be

focused, be into it. Yes, have fun

2:14:322:14:36

and enjoy it but get something out

of the experience and focus on each

2:14:362:14:39

round, get into the next round. She

just seemed to be a little bit, you

2:14:392:14:43

know," I'm here, was caught and it

is not what athletics is about.

She

2:14:432:14:49

has a few hours to get herself into

the zone but Asha definitely looked

2:14:492:14:56

in the zone. She looked strong.

She

did look strong. She looked

2:14:562:15:01

powerful, she was engaging, and just

a lovely bit of running, very

2:15:012:15:04

relaxed.

2:15:042:15:08

Halfon she just looked very composed

today.

They've been having a good

2:15:082:15:13

winter, hair and her coach. She's

doing all the right things. In order

2:15:132:15:17

to maximise the potential we all

know she has got. She has focused in

2:15:172:15:22

particular this year.

I would like

to see her, she is a short started

2:15:222:15:28

at weird, very powerful, I would

like to see her keep this drive

2:15:282:15:32

longer. She rushes ahead as opposed

to gradual, holding it for a little

2:15:322:15:38

bit longer, and it allows you to

produce more force in a horizontal

2:15:382:15:44

way, and it pushes you forward as an

athlete, so I would like to see her

2:15:442:15:48

be a bit more patient. It's

difficult to be patient over 60

2:15:482:15:52

metres but I would like to see there

be more patient and if that is

2:15:522:15:55

something her and her coach walking

on in the next round, she is the

2:15:552:15:59

type of athlete who are so focused

she can executed.

This is something

2:15:592:16:02

which is quite an easy thing for

her. Is it something that Schippers

2:16:022:16:11

didn't have race?

Yes, she knows

about power and strength, she can

2:16:112:16:16

bring it back if she needs to. I

think it's something she could

2:16:162:16:23

increment in the next round.

Let's

have a look at Schippers.

What you

2:16:232:16:27

want to look for here, once she

comes out of the blocks, she comes

2:16:272:16:32

up with the head, very, very

gradual. Just holding that as long

2:16:322:16:37

as it possibly can for the tall

applet can't do that as long as the

2:16:372:16:42

shorter athletes can. Their centre

of gravity is not closer to the

2:16:422:16:45

ground. She is very, very patient,

not ready to come up yet, not

2:16:452:16:51

worried about where the other

athletes are. She's a very relaxed

2:16:512:16:53

to make sure that she does not bring

her head up to quick.

Last weekend

2:16:532:17:01

she ran so well in Glasgow.

Incidentally, she does not do that

2:17:012:17:06

and is very much into her running

extremely quickly. You can get away

2:17:062:17:11

with that as a small athlete.

I

think Gina, because of a hide, she

2:17:112:17:16

is a sort athlete. You want to take

advantage of that -- Dean. Schippers

2:17:162:17:23

is a very tall athlete. Eventually

you got to come up and start running

2:17:232:17:29

but the longer you can try, the more

force your putting back into the

2:17:292:17:34

track. It's propelling you forward

so use that as an advantage.

The

2:17:342:17:39

Men's Heptathlon long jump is

reaching its final stages for the

2:17:392:17:41

let's go back at there. Steve, we

have had a tweet coming in asking

2:17:412:17:49

why is it difficult to scale down

from habitat on to pentathlon? Does

2:17:492:17:53

it break the rhythm and does the

same thing applied to the men? Does

2:17:532:17:58

it break there with having less

events?

2:17:582:18:00

I'm a fraud saying this to Tony. But

my take on it, for what it's worth,

2:18:012:18:10

is you are eliminated potentially

from the then still not so strong

2:18:102:18:15

in. Take Katarina Johnson-Thompson,

in the women's version, she hasn't

2:18:152:18:19

got to throw javelins which is not

very strong at so, hence, she is a

2:18:192:18:23

better pentathlete.

I agree, the

difficulty for the women is its five

2:18:232:18:28

events in one day and here is Damian

Warner in the third round. Looking

2:18:282:18:35

to improve their 7.39 in the same

round.

He has struggled with the run

2:18:352:18:41

up today. Lost 20 centimetres there.

Struggled a little bit with his

2:18:412:18:48

speed. Another athlete who has come

in late into Birmingham and, you

2:18:482:18:55

know, just like, it is body

responding in the way it should? On

2:18:552:19:02

the board a little bit there. He has

not put Kevin under pressure this

2:19:022:19:06

morning like he needed to.

So, the

event leader after the second event

2:19:062:19:14

of the heptathlon, Kazmirek, looking

to improve on that.

A great personal

2:19:142:19:24

best in the second round. The third

round for a lot of decathlete has

2:19:242:19:31

meant going for it, which can affect

technique a little bit. You go at a

2:19:312:19:36

speed you can't handle and maybe

don't jump as well but you are going

2:19:362:19:40

for it here, so it's all about

effort in the third round.

So no

2:19:402:19:47

improvement for Kazmirek. But a good

second event for the German. 768,

2:19:472:19:54

lifetime best. Just come towards the

end of that. 400 metres for the man

2:19:542:20:01

about to start. The first of the

heat there. Incidentally, word on

2:20:012:20:07

the crowd, it's been filling up

nicely. The organisers had arranged

2:20:072:20:13

for hundreds of local schoolchildren

to attend this morning, but 70% of

2:20:132:20:16

the seats have already been sold,

and the others were theoretically

2:20:162:20:20

given to school kids but obviously

because of the bad weather the

2:20:202:20:24

majority of schools in Birmingham

and the region are closed so, sadly,

2:20:242:20:28

I hope you're all sitting at home in

the warm watching this. I hope they

2:20:282:20:32

still gave you the morning off

school. Anyway, looking forward to

2:20:322:20:39

big crowds this evening. And through

the weekend, of course.

2:20:392:20:47

These 400-metre heats, the athletes

have been out there a little while

2:20:472:20:54

already. Two laps of the tracks. We

have got Rasmijn on the inside. Bua

2:20:542:21:02

from Spain. Poland and intimidate

and Tobago. -- Trinidad and Tobago.

2:21:022:21:13

You may remember Santos.

2:21:132:21:20

You may remember Santos. More of a

400-metre hurdler. Certainly capable

2:21:202:21:25

of going through year. Are closely,

I'm expecting it to be closely

2:21:252:21:31

contested. Four of these men around

the 46 seconds mark. Seven of the

2:21:312:21:39

top ten times from athletes are from

the USA but only one of them is

2:21:392:21:43

actually here, as we have a little

problem at the start. I think quite

2:21:432:21:51

an open event. Some big names, the

defending champion will be going.

2:21:512:21:54

Lee Thompson, a new find for Great

Britain going later on but we still

2:21:542:22:01

have the long jump and the

heptathlon. I'm wondering whether we

2:22:012:22:05

have got time to see a little bit of

that?

2:22:052:22:13

He is right on the outside. The

bronze medal in Portland two years

2:22:202:22:24

ago. He is the quickest in this

field. Poland will be a massive

2:22:242:22:33

threat when it comes to the relay.

They've got some very good indoor

2:22:332:22:37

400-metre runners and the USA and

Great Britain will be hoping to

2:22:372:22:40

contest that. That'll be on the last

Sunday. Santos started very quickly

2:22:402:22:46

hear from the Dominican Republic who

has taken this. Is gone through the

2:22:462:22:50

first 200 metres. The powerful

Polish runner running across Santos,

2:22:502:22:58

blocking him a little. He gets

himself into the second spot. He's

2:22:582:23:05

got a good three-metre lead of the

rest of the field and continues to

2:23:052:23:08

go for that nice action, stretching

out a little bit. Just starting to

2:23:082:23:12

get tired a little bit. These are

the top two. Brenes has gone ahead

2:23:122:23:23

ahead of Santos. 46.59, the winning

time. A bit of a scrap to get to the

2:23:232:23:27

first. As there often is. I don't

think it made much difference. He

2:23:272:23:35

went up very hard and struggled in

the last 50 minutes.

He just has

2:23:352:23:40

that extra added dimension. You

wouldn't mess with him coming across

2:23:402:23:45

there. Santos went across so, so

quickly. Back to the long jump now.

2:23:452:23:57

Kevin Mayer in second place behind

David Warner from Canada. It's the

2:23:572:24:04

early stages of this habitat from.

Warner knows he's got some very

2:24:042:24:08

strong events left, the shot but,

very confident, the poll built.

2:24:082:24:16

Checking the distance on the

scoreboard. Perfect.

Absolutely

2:24:162:24:20

perfect on the board. Let's have a

look here what the distance is. He

2:24:202:24:29

is happy. 7.55, a new lifetime best.

Still in second place, though, just

2:24:292:24:36

two points separating Mayer and

Warner.

That is perfect for him. He

2:24:362:24:40

is a much better shot-putter and

high jumper. The opposition had not

2:24:402:24:45

put the pressure on him they needed

to.

2:24:452:24:52

to.

Let's have a look at that 400

men's metres. Santos getting cut up.

2:24:522:25:03

That extra interesting bit of indoor

400 metre running, clear of all that

2:25:032:25:09

trouble, he ran a good race, but it

was judged very well. Santos goes in

2:25:092:25:18

the last but could not get there.

The Spanish runner takes third.

2:25:182:25:24

Great power in the later stages but

it was well judged by both these

2:25:242:25:33

athletes. Some toss went out and

admit to quickly but as we tried to

2:25:332:25:37

get the breaking point, in a

commanding position, we try and

2:25:372:25:44

control the race as Lendore did --

Santos just keeping an eye on the

2:25:442:25:50

times. A fastest loser spot

available, six of them into the

2:25:502:25:52

semifinals. 46.57 and 46.68 is the

qualifying times. He has got a long

2:25:522:26:01

way to go now, Bua, with five more

heats to come. A last chance to

2:26:012:26:13

improve his long jump in heptathlon

for Ziemek. It is good. On the

2:26:132:26:18

board. The 25-year-old.

That is a

good jump, and he jumped 7.10 in the

2:26:182:26:29

American trials, well capable of

much more distance, so he's trying

2:26:292:26:34

to accumulate the points here.

Set

for the Rio Olympics. Ziemek could

2:26:342:26:41

be eyeing up a medal here at the

world indoors. It is a season best,

2:26:412:26:48

7.21, sixth place.

2:26:482:26:56

7.21, sixth place. So, Distelberger.

Getting ready for his third attempt,

2:26:572:27:00

the Austrian. 7.08 in the second

round and that is better, as well.

2:27:002:27:08

So much better there. The third

round, it's all or nothing. That's

2:27:082:27:13

why you bring more speed in. Uses

his leave is very well indeed there.

2:27:132:27:21

Long strides. Slightly reaching for

that but held on to the speed. And

2:27:212:27:28

got the vertical proportions. He

timed that well. 7.35, a big

2:27:282:27:37

improvement for him, up into fifth

place.

Onto the second heat of the

2:27:372:27:41

first round of the men's 400 metres.

Francis from Jamaica was in London

2:27:412:27:49

with a title baby belt after he took

his skills 400-metre record. There

2:27:492:27:57

is a Nigerian, the former United

States. Trinidad and Tobago now.

2:27:572:28:04

Some good names on the inside lanes.

And then Mael and Ramires from

2:28:042:28:16

Nicaraguan. He goes on the inside.

The outside lane to other favourite

2:28:162:28:20

lanes in indoor racing and there was

the man on the outside. Second in

2:28:202:28:28

Glasgow Janezic, the European under

23 champion last year for the tall

2:28:282:28:32

finger, sometimes a hindrance

indoors. He has gone in lanes six.

2:28:322:28:36

Francis inside him in five. The

summer two you expect to go through

2:28:362:28:43

as the automatic qualifiers. The

sixth fastest losers, as well. The

2:28:432:28:50

second heat in the first round of

the men's 400. What are the tactics?

2:28:502:28:57

Run a very hard and tried to get to

the front to control things at the

2:28:572:29:00

break. He finished very strongly in

Glasgow, Janezic. Francis has got

2:29:002:29:06

the Nigerian leading at the moment a

good run so far from the runner from

2:29:062:29:12

Trinidad and Tobago. As they come

across, he's just in front and tries

2:29:122:29:18

to work his way around the outside

and he goes past Janezic. At the

2:29:182:29:25

back of a seem to be in a battle for

the second qualifying place.

2:29:252:29:30

Trinidad and Tobago holding the

inside lane. Janezic is strolling

2:29:302:29:35

his way to first place at the

moment, plenty of power. A fierce

2:29:352:29:40

race, Francis coming through to take

it. What a struggle it was for the

2:29:402:29:45

Jamaican body takes the second

qualifying place, a very, very good

2:29:452:29:47

race with the Nigerian behind this

man Janezic, who controlled the race

2:29:472:29:57

very, very well indeed. He is a tall

powerful figure and you might think

2:29:572:30:02

he might find it difficult in the

more confined constricting indoor

2:30:022:30:06

track, but he does look good and did

very well indeed.

2:30:062:30:15

a lovely bit of running, very

relaxed.

2:30:172:30:24

so people

the guys were all

struggling coming home, including

2:30:242:30:27

the winner. The chase for that

second spot, just treading water,

2:30:272:30:34

and Francis is able to come flying

down the outside.

2:30:342:30:40

down the outside. 46.87 to get

through. And for a big guy, Janezic

2:30:412:30:50

is a bit tight. Look at the look on

his face as he starts to feel at a

2:30:502:30:54

little bit, and Francis, he is all

effort and arms, a bit ragged but he

2:30:542:30:59

gets there. So Janezic comfortably

through, and Francis just put the

2:30:592:31:04

other two. Still quick enough as

fastest losers at the minute,

2:31:042:31:10

though, but more to come.

2:31:102:31:17

Coming up on the sixth and final

heat is the Czech republic runner

2:31:172:31:22

who has been utterly dominant in the

indoor 400 metres seen over the last

2:31:222:31:27

five years ago, winning five major

championships...

2:31:272:31:36

COMMENTATOR: Great prospects,

getting better and improving all the

2:31:362:31:39

time.

Maslak wins it, gold goes to

the Czech Republic!

That was

2:31:392:31:47

absolutely

2:31:472:31:51

absolutely superb, Maslak storms

down the back streets. He is going

2:31:512:31:55

to win for the Czech Republic.

You

will have to do at a hideaway but he

2:31:552:32:02

has the speed, can keep pace...

Maslak leader of the rest and

2:32:022:32:08

strolling towards another title, and

strolling towards another title,

2:32:082:32:10

another European indoor 400-metre

gold.

We do see in the sprints that

2:32:102:32:17

certain people don't transfer what

they can do endorse the outdoors,

2:32:172:32:20

and it is kind of easily explainable

in the 60 metres, easily

2:32:202:32:24

understandable. Tell me why we don't

see this man, why we don't see him

2:32:242:32:30

so dominant outdoors?

Indoors for

the 400 metres, it is truly about

2:32:302:32:33

tactics. When the athletes converge

after that first lap, you have to be

2:32:332:32:39

in the right vision, you have to

make decisions very quickly at that

2:32:392:32:42

point depending on what the others

are doing, you want to try to

2:32:422:32:46

control the race as much as you

obviously can and he obviously has

2:32:462:32:50

the ability to do that. Outdoors

everyone has their own lane, no

2:32:502:32:54

conversion of athletes, just running

your own race. His personal best

2:32:542:32:58

outside is pretty good but it won't

win you any championships. Indoors

2:32:582:33:02

obviously is where it is that for

him. He has

2:33:022:33:11

him. He has taken it as his own and

2:33:112:33:12

obviously is where it is that for

him. He has taken it as his own and

2:33:122:33:12

he is very good at it. Yet obviously

studied the other athletes, has

2:33:122:33:14

studied his own race strategy and he

gets it right every single time. It

2:33:142:33:17

will be tough for him here, because

his opponent has a very good time

2:33:172:33:20

and has done that consistently,

Breland Taplin, but he has the same

2:33:202:33:29

consistency.

But it is an incredible

record he has had indoors to be so

2:33:292:33:34

dominant over last five years.

Just

watching him, it is just

2:33:342:33:44

sensational, how you go on with so

much pressure, you won

2:33:442:33:47

championships, being able to cope

and deal with it. But he is

2:33:472:33:49

phenomenal. I am not sure we can put

the finger of the process for why he

2:33:492:33:55

cannot convert that tactical

awareness to the outdoors. I don't

2:33:552:33:58

know what that is.

The times have

gone down so much, haven't they,

2:33:582:34:02

with the world's best, and the 400

metres? For my guess, I will be

2:34:022:34:07

honest. He probably focuses on the

indoors more than the outdoors. A

2:34:072:34:11

few jumpers I have known over time

get it right endorse and they know

2:34:112:34:13

they can get medals at championships

so that is their major focus. We see

2:34:132:34:18

athletics as an outdoor sport but

some athletes will take

2:34:182:34:21

opportunities where they can, and I

think he has been really good at

2:34:212:34:29

identifying the fact there is a bit

of a gap in the market in the indoor

2:34:292:34:32

400-metre run and he has dominated

because of that.

Obviously he has to

2:34:322:34:34

run for bends effectively, whereas

the others, one

2:34:342:34:38

>> anchor-2-mac: Bends outdoors.

Does it make that much difference to

2:34:382:34:40

the athletes to have to focus on

coming off the bend four times? --

2:34:402:34:46

the other ones, they have only two

bends outdoors.

I love running the

2:34:462:34:57

indoor 400 because if you want to

control the race, get ahead of

2:34:572:35:00

everyone. As soon as they come on,

put the breaks down, make them stop,

2:35:002:35:04

then speed up. It absolutely throws

everyone off. You understand those

2:35:042:35:10

sorts of things about indoor running

and where you can actually pass, if

2:35:102:35:13

you want to pass an athlete. Unlike

outdoors if you want to accelerate

2:35:132:35:17

you have the ability to do that free

and clear in your own lane. If you

2:35:172:35:21

want to do that here ya tomorrow on

someone, you need to know how and

2:35:212:35:25

when to do that, the opportunities,

you absolutely can't do it on the

2:35:252:35:30

curve. Having that sort of ability

to know all of those things is key.

2:35:302:35:34

Let's see who gets it right here,

over two Steve Cram. Yes, you can

2:35:342:35:41

apply that to others, the Brit who

won

2:35:412:35:46

apply that to others, the Brit who

won in Birmingham, his last one in

2:35:462:35:48

2003. Who will come through here? If

you were watching that clip of

2:35:482:35:52

Maslak, the last World Indoor

Championships, he was ahead of

2:35:522:35:57

Haroun of Qatar, but Breland Taplin

of grenade is outside him, two of

2:35:572:36:03

the big contenders in the same heat.

You also Steven Gayle of

2:36:032:36:14

You also Steven Gayle of Jamaica,

and the Latvian. A false start from

2:36:142:36:16

Haroun there are... Really?

2:36:162:36:24

Haroun there are... Really? He was a

medallist at the World Championships

2:36:242:36:29

in London last year outdoors, and as

I have just said, a silver-medallist

2:36:292:36:32

two years ago and he is getting

disqualified.

2:36:322:36:38

disqualified. Well, that is robbing

us, from a selfish point of view,

2:36:392:36:42

one of the big contenders and big

talents of 400 metres running but

2:36:422:36:46

that was a cardinal sin. He is only

21, still at the young part of his

2:36:462:36:51

career but he should have been

experienced enough not to have stood

2:36:512:36:54

up there. He just fell out of his

blocks. Goodness me.

2:36:542:37:05

blocks. Goodness me. Well, I said it

was a race where there were few

2:37:052:37:08

contenders, and one has just

disappeared. So Taplin on the

2:37:082:37:12

outside on his own. All of a sudden

the others think they have a chance

2:37:122:37:17

here, because it should have been

those two clear. Russell of the

2:37:172:37:22

Bahamas has started very clearly,

most runs out of his lane as well,

2:37:222:37:26

so they might need to have a look at

that. He has gone read that first

2:37:262:37:29

bend so hard he was almost

off-balance, but Taplin reading, and

2:37:292:37:34

again he looks as though he is

struggling on the line. Gayle in

2:37:342:37:38

third place. Karpinskis still in

with a chance at the back but Taplin

2:37:382:37:46

is controlling it. The Latvian is

trying hard to get back on terms. It

2:37:462:37:52

is Taplin from Russell, will be the

eighth for second takes place. He is

2:37:522:37:57

still charging and Karpinskis may

have a chance. I think he is going

2:37:572:38:02

to get there. Taplin WinZip,

Karpinskis with a well timed effort,

2:38:022:38:05

and it will be a big personal best

for the 19-year-old Latvian who has

2:38:052:38:09

qualified behind the fastest man in

the world this year from grenade,

2:38:092:38:13

Breland Hopman -- Taplin wins it.

Where do we want to start there,

2:38:132:38:19

Andrew? A silly false start from

Haroun, Russell doing his best to

2:38:192:38:22

get himself disqualified and in the

end he was run out for second place.

2:38:222:38:29

Again the challenge of running

indoors. No doubt about Bralon

2:38:292:38:35

Taplin. He looked totally unfamiliar

with indoor running, was all over

2:38:352:38:40

the shop, Russell. If they had come

through for a second he may even

2:38:402:38:45

have been disqualified, teetering

all over the place before the break.

2:38:452:38:48

But the man who really profits from

Haroun being discovered was that

2:38:482:38:53

man, Karpinskis, who comes through.

I'm sure Haroun would have been

2:38:532:38:59

challenging Taplin there, but for

his. The sub fossil is all over the

2:38:592:39:02

shop. I get -- but Russell is all of

the shop, and again in a good

2:39:022:39:10

position to for. Just setting his

sights on Russell they are,

2:39:102:39:12

Karpinskis. Starting to wade through

treacle here, and Karpinskis

2:39:122:39:19

finishing the stronger. Taplin able

to look around and Russell fading

2:39:192:39:22

fast, Karpinskis coming to take the

automatic qualifying place. I'm not

2:39:222:39:27

sure if Russell's will be quick

enough to go through. But Taplin

2:39:272:39:31

hour-long weekly and it is

interesting, we see Russell down the

2:39:312:39:34

home straight. But we want to see

him earlier in the race because that

2:39:342:39:38

was how not to run on the boards

indoors, because I can sometimes

2:39:382:39:41

you're just not familiar with the

banking and how everything sits on

2:39:412:39:45

indoor tracks and he was all over

the place, but Karpinskis coming

2:39:452:39:48

through well.

He just went off

stupidly fast, couldn't hold his

2:39:482:39:53

balance, then again on the bend, as

you said, just about got it

2:39:532:39:57

together.

2:39:572:40:02

together. 46.06 for third is

qualifying as it stands. Personal

2:40:052:40:10

best, as we said for Austris

Karpinskis, from Latvia. These are

2:40:102:40:17

the standards are the heptathlon

after two events. Damian Warner, of

2:40:172:40:23

Canada, after a blistering sprint,

2:40:232:40:29

Canada, after a blistering sprint, a

lifetime best, out in front of the

2:40:292:40:31

world champion Kevin Mayer.

Kasyanov, Kai Kazmirek, all the big

2:40:312:40:40

contenders out there. I think it is

worth having a

2:40:402:40:42

contenders out there. I think it is

worth having a look back at Haroun's

2:40:422:40:44

disqualification. This is a man who

has done it outdoors and indoors, a

2:40:442:40:49

silver-medallist, and a

bronze-medallist in 2017. Didn't go

2:40:492:40:52

quite to plan today, Michael?

2:40:522:40:55

bronze-medallist in 2017. Didn't go

quite to plan today, Michael?

It

2:40:552:40:56

didn't, and you might wonder if

being out in lane five has affected

2:40:562:40:59

that, but that had nothing to do

with it, not balance issue. The same

2:40:592:41:03

thing we see sometimes with

athletes, not focused.

Such a young

2:41:032:41:10

talent. So frustrating to get it

wrong at that stage, when you have

2:41:102:41:12

been on the podium in these events.

Absolutely, to get on the start when

2:41:122:41:18

and then for it is completely at

that point, it is absolutely

2:41:182:41:21

heartbreaking. There is no way of

getting around it now. It is one

2:41:212:41:26

false start and you're out so if you

get it wrong you are gone and all

2:41:262:41:28

the hard is wasted. It is all about

major championships so you can have

2:41:282:41:33

a fantastic race and racism reading

into it but if you don't get it

2:41:332:41:36

right on the day, you are done.

Well, -- you could have a fantastic

2:41:362:41:41

race and races leading into it.

2:41:412:41:51

race and races leading into it. Well

this could be close with Vitalii

2:41:522:41:54

Butrym in lane for, and these are

the three strongest contenders here.

2:41:542:42:06

Michael Cherry, the US open

champion, in lane five, with the

2:42:062:42:09

polished run outside of him, but

with the Ukrainian champion in the

2:42:092:42:16

fourth lane, and they should be

clear of the others.

2:42:162:42:29

Two through automatically. The six

fastest losers. Russell from the

2:42:292:42:33

last is just clinging on on 47.06.

Cleanly away this time, and Cherry

2:42:332:42:49

chasing down at the moment, trying

to get out hard and control this. As

2:42:492:42:57

they come round the bend and hit

those cones to break, he will be in

2:42:572:43:03

a commanding position here, and

looking strong at the moment. Butrym

2:43:032:43:06

will try to hunt them both down. A

long way clear of the rest, those

2:43:062:43:13

three, and at the moment Cherry is

looking easy and comfortable, but

2:43:132:43:21

they are tripping towards and so is

Butrym. Cherry, with a look round at

2:43:212:43:28

the moment. Look at Litvin finishing

so strongly, just about get there on

2:43:282:43:31

the line. Michael Cherry taking the

win. Litvin of Kazakhstan was

2:43:312:43:39

finishing like a train. But Cherry

able to ease down just a little and

2:43:392:43:48

take the victory and the US champion

will go through comfortably. They

2:43:482:43:52

will try to conserve a little bit of

energy as well. You want a good lane

2:43:522:43:55

so you have to try to hunt a fast

time, but the semifinals taking

2:43:552:43:59

place on the same day, there must be

a little energy conservation for

2:43:592:44:03

Michael Cherry, but he takes a good

win.

Yes, not often you can get into

2:44:032:44:09

semifinal by running 25.1 for that

but that is what he did, Michael

2:44:092:44:15

Cherry, able to ease down. The club

-- figures we have seen so far. Down

2:44:152:44:25

the back straight, looks

comfortable, the Pole and as I said

2:44:252:44:31

Poland will have a cracking team

here. From a long way back, Litvin

2:44:312:44:36

from Kazakhstan, fourth, finishing

strongly. Cherry does have a look

2:44:362:44:41

around, as you said, conserving a

little energy, making sure

2:44:412:44:43

everything is all right.

2:44:432:44:47

Janezic the previous heat, we

haven't got a result from that.

I

2:44:472:44:52

didn't see anything amiss here and

Cherry looking pretty good. And nice

2:44:522:44:57

saunter on the second lap for him.

Very close to sneaking in next to

2:44:572:45:06

Omelko but Omelko takes the second

automatic qualifying place. So

2:45:062:45:13

Cherry and Omelko only from that

heat.

2:45:132:45:16

I think Michael Johnson could still

run the 200 metres in that time.

2:45:162:45:20

That was very, very straightforward.

Don't bet on it. Michael Cherry

2:45:202:45:29

looked fantastic there, the best of

all the athletes we have seen so far

2:45:292:45:32

today. Running aggressively in the

first 200 metres really paid off for

2:45:322:45:38

him.

2:45:382:45:39

first 200 metres really paid off for

him. He got out of the traffic. He

2:45:392:45:42

has got a long stride, as you can

see there. Athletes with a long

2:45:422:45:46

stride running the 400 metres want

to get out in front. He controls in

2:45:462:45:52

this race and is able to relax. That

will pay out for him tonight,

2:45:522:45:58

because he can conserve some energy.

Other athletes are there, he has to

2:45:582:46:06

kick in to keep his position in

second place. That takes a lot out

2:46:062:46:11

of you. He will be well positioned

for the semifinal tonight.

How to

2:46:112:46:14

dictate a race, he kept going to the

outside of his lane, blocking

2:46:142:46:20

anybody to come past him as well. He

ran the perfect qualification race.

2:46:202:46:25

He looked seamless.

He looked

fantastic. The thing for him is if

2:46:252:46:30

these ever in a situation where he

is not controlling the race, now

2:46:302:46:35

what kind of race can you run,

because only makes them difficult

2:46:352:46:38

decisions quickly and that's what

the Polish runner did so well.

I've

2:46:382:46:45

asked for your questions. We will

address a few of those. A few

2:46:452:46:52

specific ones for you, Greg, coming

in as well. Lee Thompson is going in

2:46:522:46:57

the next, the fifth heat, of these

400 metres, the only British athlete

2:46:572:47:03

competing in the 400 metres for the

men. There he is, a young prospect,

2:47:032:47:08

Sheffield lad, big occasion for him.

It's a big step up and an important

2:47:082:47:13

one in his development as an

athlete, getting used to this

2:47:132:47:17

environment, how he can himself, and

even Michael Cherry is not used to

2:47:172:47:23

being here. It's a different

environment and when you are

2:47:232:47:26

expected to do well, you have got to

step up, but this young man here has

2:47:262:47:30

got to learn every step of the way.

I sat with him this morning

2:47:302:47:35

actually. He drinks tea and not

copy, but he seemed quite relaxed.

2:47:352:47:42

-- coffee. He adds an opportunity, a

chance to have a home crowd behind

2:47:422:47:50

you. He looked like he is ready for

the challenge.

Hears from Yorkshire.

2:47:502:47:55

Have you never had Yorkshire tea?

I

only drink coffee.

I will have to

2:47:552:48:02

introduce you to it. Lee Thompson

coming in this. High hopes. He said

2:48:022:48:08

his performance in the trials was

completely overwhelming. He went out

2:48:082:48:13

there and ran an incredible race.

Its bottom into the World

2:48:132:48:19

Championships but in the upper

echelons of those who qualified for

2:48:192:48:22

these championships. There are

bigger names around of course but at

2:48:222:48:26

this stage of his career, just 20,

this is a massive opportunity. Not

2:48:262:48:31

far off his 21st birthday. So what

can he do here? The top two. Bremes

2:48:312:48:41

is very experienced, from Costa

Rica. A great indoor runner. The

2:48:412:48:45

Saudi Arabian man on the inside.

There's only four in this. Bailey of

2:48:452:48:54

the United States started quickly.

Down that back straight so Thompson

2:48:542:48:59

has got to be careful. Don't panic.

He is very tall. Manoeuvring his way

2:48:592:49:05

first through this so in contention.

Making a bit of room for himself.

2:49:052:49:10

That is quick from the American.

Bailey in second place. Thompson

2:49:102:49:15

down the back straight, giving

himself a chance. He keeps his

2:49:152:49:21

position and he's looking to try to

finish strongly to get past the

2:49:212:49:25

Bailey. Thompson fighting hard. Only

the top two can go through. He just

2:49:252:49:31

held on. I think he will be quick

enough because he is well up the

2:49:312:49:37

rankings in terms of fastest loser

times and will be around 46.7,

2:49:372:49:42

something like that. Bremes has got

so much experience and got himself

2:49:422:49:46

in the right position. I think,

given his lack of experience, that's

2:49:462:49:53

almost second fastest performance.

We will wait to see what the

2:49:532:49:55

official time is here but Bremes

will be best. He will go through

2:49:552:50:03

with a fastest loser, pretty well

assured.

He's doing the calculations

2:50:032:50:08

for the only four athletes left in

that race. It was always going to be

2:50:082:50:12

a close race between those four.

Lead Thompson's time Dahmer I think

2:50:122:50:17

that will be quicker now. He ran

very well. You can see the move he

2:50:172:50:22

makes on the Czech athlete. Having

to go wide and just pushing on,

2:50:222:50:28

change of gear to move past Sorn. A

good move for them then goes a

2:50:282:50:33

little bit wider. He gets in behind

Bailey. A bit disappointing, but he

2:50:332:50:41

ran a good race, and then faded a

little bit and Thompson almost got

2:50:412:50:45

there but I still think he will go

through as one of the fastest

2:50:452:50:48

losers.

Yes, I think he will be

confirmed. 46.81, he leads. There's

2:50:482:50:55

not enough people in the next heat.

We haven't got an official results

2:50:552:51:00

from heats three and four. There

could be laying transgressions but,

2:51:002:51:05

yeah, good, solid. He will be

delighted to make it through to the

2:51:052:51:10

semifinal and I think it will be

confirmed. Bremes, very, very

2:51:102:51:15

assured. A bit disappointed in

Bailey. The USA have got seven in

2:51:152:51:19

the top ten. He is not one of them,

by the way.

2:51:192:51:26

the top ten. He is not one of them,

by the way. He is not through as the

2:51:262:51:28

fastest qualifier but the fastest

loser. Relieved to hear that, I'm

2:51:282:51:32

guessing?

Yes, I wanted to get the

top two but it was so close but I'm

2:51:322:51:41

glad I'm through.

You had a massive

PB to get your space here and to put

2:51:412:51:45

yourself in contention for a time

like that.

Yes, it was a great week

2:51:452:51:50

for me. Hopefully I can replicate

that tonight.

You're not even 21

2:51:502:51:56

yet. On Monday, 21. This is your

senior debut. Is it going to plan so

2:51:562:52:05

far?

Yes, it was a good race for me.

Consistent. I think the first 200

2:52:052:52:13

went to plan. I guess I got caught

behind people but it was good, I

2:52:132:52:17

enjoyed it.

What is the process node

to make sure you come back ready for

2:52:172:52:22

the next round?

Cool down, ice bath,

massage, back to the hotel and maybe

2:52:222:52:29

a little sleep and come back later

with fresh talent ready to go.

We

2:52:292:52:33

can't wait to see later. Thank you.

2:52:332:52:37

All these results are unofficial,

but we can absolutely confirm he

2:52:372:52:43

will go through barring any

disqualifications. All three times,

2:52:432:52:50

actually four, could've won the

previously, of course, but Cherry

2:52:502:52:55

was easing down, to be fair.

2:52:552:52:59

Thank you very much. Good news for

Michael Johnson at least there's

2:52:592:53:03

plenty can do to improve on that in

terms of his race strategy.

A lot

2:53:032:53:07

didn't execute when he would have

liked. Yes, he ran a really good

2:53:072:53:12

race considering that he didn't put

himself in a great position at the

2:53:122:53:16

start, and I'm not sure that was his

plan to lag behind, but he ran in

2:53:162:53:22

lain two pretty much the whole race.

You talk about making those

2:53:222:53:26

decisions. You have two tack in when

you need to so you are still in lane

2:53:262:53:31

one and then get on the shoulder of

the runner on the outside in front

2:53:312:53:35

of you, so you can go outside and go

around him and make the pass. I

2:53:352:53:39

think he has got some potential. He

obviously has found his stride in

2:53:392:53:44

doors. His PB is 47.01. He continues

around 46. If you can run 46 in

2:53:442:53:57

doors you can run faster than that

at the door is.

He's making great

2:53:572:54:00

strides in the sport, huge

improvement last season also.

It's

2:54:002:54:04

part of a learning you have. Yes,

certain athletes come out and need

2:54:042:54:09

to win, they need to compete hard.

He will look back hopefully it

2:54:092:54:14

doesn't say, OK, there were some

mistakes, but I think ultimately

2:54:142:54:18

this is a bonus for him to even be

here and he will look at what he

2:54:182:54:22

needs to do outdoors and will be a

firm fixture for Danish team.

Hot

2:54:222:54:26

news off the press, Steve Cram

confirming for us, it's a heat you

2:54:262:54:32

did not want to be in.

Remember we

had one of the favourites,

2:54:322:54:37

silver-medallists from last time

Haroun. Can you see me? He false

2:54:372:54:45

started and it was a messy race but

it also had their world number one

2:54:452:54:51

in the race Taplin, and everybody in

that heat who managed to get round

2:54:512:54:59

managed to get around for a lane at

transgression which I've never known

2:54:592:55:03

before. I been commentating on

athletics for a couple of years and

2:55:032:55:06

I've never known the whole he'd be

disqualified, so big news, Taplin

2:55:062:55:13

and Haroun out and all of that heat

disqualified for the first time

2:55:132:55:15

ever.

You thought you could not see

anything new in your career, Steve,

2:55:152:55:21

but there's always something. Heat

six, it is a man who knows how to

2:55:212:55:26

run the lanes in a 400 metres in

doors, it is

2:55:262:55:30

run the lanes in a 400 metres in

doors, it is this man, dominant on

2:55:302:55:31

the global stage in major

championships over the last five

2:55:312:55:33

years. And never say never, but you

would imagine this man would get

2:55:332:55:40

quite comfortably.

You would think

so but after the heat of doom,

2:55:402:55:45

number three, you don't know. He

goes in lane six right on the

2:55:452:55:49

outside and he should go through

very, very comfortably. A very

2:55:492:55:55

strange first round of the men's 400

metres. The Spaniard on the inside

2:55:552:55:59

of him, unbeaten so far this year.

Santos goes in three.

2:55:592:56:15

Santos goes in three. Kazakhstan in

lane one. Here they all are lining

2:56:162:56:20

up behind Maslak, the defending

world indoor champion. Two years

2:56:202:56:25

before that, three European indoor

titles, master of the boards, the

2:56:252:56:32

last of the six heats.

Santos in the

middle, and very familiar figure now

2:56:322:56:40

trying to chase down the runners in

front of him. Maslak, how will he

2:56:402:56:48

run this? Going so fast. These four

separating themselves from the rest.

2:56:482:56:56

Santos, pushing and shoving to get

into the pole position and Maslak

2:56:562:57:00

having to come from behind. He's now

moving into third place. Santos

2:57:002:57:06

trying to chase down Maslak at the

moment so only two go through

2:57:062:57:10

automatically but the fastest loser

place up for grabs. Maslak, a little

2:57:102:57:16

bit uncomfortable having to make his

way around Corinne. It'll be so for

2:57:162:57:20

second. Maslak in second. Santos

nearly got him on the line for the

2:57:202:57:28

automatic position. Alyssen he's

only raised in Spain but when it

2:57:282:57:34

comes to Birmingham, he continued

his run very strongly. Very tight at

2:57:342:57:38

the break. A little bit more

jostling and pushing than we've seen

2:57:382:57:45

in recent aids, but Oscar Husillos,

at the moment, the winner, 46.51. A

2:57:452:57:51

good performance by the Spaniard.

That wasn't too clever, was it?

2:57:512:58:00

Maslak, a little smile, he has hang

on. He didn't have the legs to get

2:58:002:58:03

on terms with Husillos, not quick

enough in the first part of the

2:58:032:58:09

race. Then he had to give up a

little bit of ground and it looked

2:58:092:58:13

as though he wasn't making an effort

down the back straight. You think,

2:58:132:58:18

OK, he had backed off at this point

thinking I would just go past but

2:58:182:58:21

has to deal with Santos on the

inside. He has to really dig deep

2:58:212:58:28

here. Husillos looking comfortable,

controlling this race, using the

2:58:282:58:31

elbows. And Maslak is trying to look

calm and collected but I'm not

2:58:312:58:37

convinced he was. Husillos and

Maslak go through.

This is the

2:58:372:58:45

interesting point of indoors. As

soon past there, he breaks and comes

2:58:452:58:52

across.

2:58:522:58:59

across. Karan just had to check. Not

sure if anything was done wrong

2:58:592:59:03

thereby Husillos. From that position

now, he's able to control the race.

2:59:032:59:09

Maslak having to work far, far

harder.

This is where I thought he'd

2:59:092:59:15

checked back to see if he goes back

in the side because he was on the

2:59:152:59:19

shoulder of Karan. Maslak would've

stormed past him on that bend and

2:59:192:59:23

kept on going on the home straight.

I will go a gain but he gets there.

2:59:232:59:28

Just. Maslak goes through and is

talking to us now.

2:59:282:59:37

That was very close for an automatic

place.

For me, it was a good tactic.

2:59:372:59:46

Very slow, the first of 200.

2:59:462:59:54

Very slow, the first of 200. Going

in second place... It was very hard.

2:59:543:00:00

You are the two time world champion

here. This is your medal to win.

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here. This is your medal to win.

It

was very hard.

3:00:093:00:15

was very hard. It was very fast. My

form is not good.

How about

3:00:153:00:26

Birmingham? What has the atmosphere

been like? Are you happy with the

3:00:263:00:29

atmosphere here? You are such an

indoor specialist. How good is it to

3:00:293:00:36

be here?

This is very good. A very

good indoor race.

3:00:363:00:46

good indoor race. It is so hard.

Brilliant, best of luck this

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afternoon. Thanks for talking to us.

3:00:513:00:54

When you've done an interview and

run your lungs are to qualify, come

3:00:573:01:02

and do an interview, Pavel, if you

have. We have just had news of

3:01:023:01:08

another disqualification. Mary

Brennan is of Costa Rica has been

3:01:083:01:13

disqualified. And it is so tight --

Nery Brenes has been disqualified,

3:01:133:01:23

of Costa Rica. One toenail over the

line and that

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line and that is it, so another one

disqualified.

3:01:303:01:34

GABBY LOGAN: We will take a look at

those disqualifications, thank you,

3:01:343:01:40

Andrew. The round of doom, keep

three,

3:01:403:01:42

Andrew. The round of doom, keep

three, when everyone was

3:01:423:01:44

disqualified, and take a look at

this one, if you will...

Yes, here

3:01:443:01:51

athlete from Qatar was disqualified

for the false start. And that

3:01:513:01:54

athlete in lane four, Russell, from

the Bahamas, he was all over the

3:01:543:02:00

place so we knew there was an

opportunity for him to be

3:02:003:02:03

disqualified. So far everyone is

doing what they are supposed to be

3:02:033:02:05

doing, but what we are looking for

is right as they come off this bend,

3:02:053:02:11

you can see it. This is actually

coming home. Russell right there, I

3:02:113:02:15

think that was the second

infraction. Already hadn't been on

3:02:153:02:19

the lane, you can see he is over the

track. But let's look at Taplin from

3:02:193:02:26

Banega who comes in from

3:02:263:02:36

Banega who comes in from -- from

Granada. He is out for some reason

3:02:363:02:39

as well. The inside athlete, line

two on the line, but Taplin was

3:02:393:02:45

still haven't seen anything, and

that is the big name that is out.

3:02:453:02:49

Years out of shot at the top there.

-- he is out of shot.

Coming off the

3:02:493:02:56

first bend, I didn't see anything

there. He got short, and they will

3:02:563:03:02

be able to appeal, all of these

athlete and their countries, they

3:03:023:03:04

will be able to appeal. Russell, I

would certainly not expect him to

3:03:043:03:09

come back.

It is certainly the

highest... Not the highest of any

3:03:093:03:19

indoor track I have seen, but it is

produced it. But holding that

3:03:193:03:22

discipline is hard. But I'm not sure

why they found that so difficult.

3:03:223:03:27

The steeper the track, the more

difficult it is, especially coming

3:03:273:03:31

off that first bend. Coming off the

pilot, making sure you don't cross

3:03:313:03:35

before but I just didn't see

anything from Taplin there, so I

3:03:353:03:38

would certainly expect an appeal.

He

did lose it, we did lose him, for a

3:03:383:03:44

few metres at the very top of the

shots so we'll try to get a

3:03:443:03:47

different angle to look at that. I'm

sure his team will be looking at

3:03:473:03:51

every angle they can, but I'm sure

they would not have been

3:03:513:03:52

disqualified without clear evidence.

Yes, normally there is a

3:03:523:03:57

disqualified without clear evidence.

Yes, normally there is a clear shot.

3:03:573:03:58

The Brits have been famous at

finding these fantastic moments in

3:03:583:04:02

the relays. Then we get people

disqualified because you find just

3:04:023:04:04

that one framework people stepped

out.

You are saying that the Brits,

3:04:043:04:12

specifically, they had someone

specifically in a position to look

3:04:123:04:14

for infractions so they can get a

medal...

I think every one was

3:04:143:04:20

looking for those because we were

desperate for the medals... But

3:04:203:04:23

there is obviously somebody looking

at it as closely as possible to try

3:04:233:04:27

to figure out these frames ready to

step out. Too much of the athletes

3:04:273:04:31

there I didn't notice any

infringement at all.

We are normally

3:04:313:04:35

looking so microscopically outdoors

at the handover is, on the relays,

3:04:353:04:39

and obviously the one lap race

outdoors does not normally cause too

3:04:393:04:43

many problems but at the something

for the women today remained. They

3:04:433:04:46

are coming up next for the 400

metres, so you would think that they

3:04:463:04:51

would be ultra-cautious about their

positions in their lanes. This gives

3:04:513:04:55

me an opportunity to respond to some

of your tweets and texts. This is

3:04:553:05:01

from Jake. "We See lots of fans of

multi-eventers going on to lots of

3:05:013:05:07

events. Why do the men not make the

same way why have we not see many

3:05:073:05:12

examples of that? I think that is

yours, Denise.

I'm not sure, but we

3:05:123:05:19

do see a lot of hurdlers, long

jumpers, high jumpers. A few

3:05:193:05:23

sprinters, but I don't know. Maybe

it is the training. I don't

3:05:233:05:34

it is the training. I don't know the

in world class in one single event

3:05:343:05:36

is so much more difficult, I think.

I'm not sure.

I will just say I

3:05:363:05:44

don't know and it is a good

question. I'm going through and I

3:05:443:05:48

can't think of a single male athlete

who has come down from the capital

3:05:483:05:53

on the run at an individual event --

come-down

3:05:533:06:00

come-down from the decathlon. He

never switched over Philly and said

3:06:013:06:03

he would dedicate himself, into

running an individual event.

He was

3:06:033:06:09

a great 400-metre runner as well,

but not good enough to be getting

3:06:093:06:12

amongst the medals?

3:06:123:06:18

amongst the medals?

Is 45... It was

training as decathlete and if he

3:06:193:06:26

switched over to train as a

400-metre runner there is no doubt

3:06:263:06:28

he would be able to run that, but he

never did.

A good question.

3:06:283:06:35

Masochistic, they are, that's your

answer! They just want to compete

3:06:353:06:37

and train... And another question

from Caleb. I used to run for

3:06:373:06:45

Marshall Milton Keynes. That is not

the question. My question is how

3:06:453:06:49

difficult is it balancing family

life with your training, and well

3:06:493:06:51

done you have everything you have

achieved so far. You are a double

3:06:513:06:57

father now.

Thank you. I have found

it much easier now I have my

3:06:573:07:00

children because it gives me

something to completely switch off

3:07:003:07:04

with from track and field because

everyone knows it can become quite

3:07:043:07:07

pressurised and difficult at times

so actually to go home and watch

3:07:073:07:10

things with my son, it is a nice way

of switching off, but equally what

3:07:103:07:14

it has given me is more focused when

I am on the track, to do well for my

3:07:143:07:17

little ones as well, because I like

to think, especially with my low,

3:07:173:07:23

who is just over three, he will have

a chance to remember it --

3:07:233:07:26

especially with Milo.

It is

interesting and Laura Muir will

3:07:263:07:33

experience this going forward from

the summer. Dina Asher-Smith, in her

3:07:333:07:39

first training of being a full-time

athlete without her studies. She

3:07:393:07:42

graduated last summer. She actually

said last summer, I'm not sure how

3:07:423:07:48

that will be because it has been a

release for me to have that other

3:07:483:07:51

focus.

I think you have to go through both

3:07:513:07:55

transitions, from being that athlete

who perhaps has studied for

3:07:553:07:58

something else, to just being a

full-time athlete, then eventually

3:07:583:08:01

get a point where you're such a

professional and you're so focused

3:08:013:08:04

on the athletics and training that

you do need a distraction but you

3:08:043:08:07

need to be other point in your life

where you can balance those two

3:08:073:08:10

properly.

We have found another angle from

3:08:103:08:14

that third heat of Taplin. Let's

have another look to see if it

3:08:143:08:17

explains things further for us.

These are our cameras, I should say,

3:08:173:08:22

so not from the host broadcaster. If

you keep your eye on the very top of

3:08:223:08:26

the screen... Every single one of

these athletes for this heat but

3:08:263:08:36

this is Taplin, one of the

favourites coming in. But we

3:08:363:08:40

couldn't see anything. Does this

explain anything? Not so far.

Not so

3:08:403:08:45

far. Still not seeing anything.

I

think he has a good case.

If that

3:08:453:08:50

was the closest he ever got I don't

think they will be able to uphold

3:08:503:08:53

the suspension. I think you should

be able to appeal that and win on

3:08:533:08:59

appeal. It could be a matter of the

line judge at the time seeing it

3:08:593:09:03

with the naked eye and just raising

the red flag and saying there was an

3:09:033:09:07

infraction but not having the

benefit of being able to see this.

3:09:073:09:13

VAR, TMO, let's go back, have

another look, and hopefully he can

3:09:133:09:17

appeal. Let's get back out to the

field and of course Steve is taking

3:09:173:09:22

care of the shot put.

3:09:223:09:27

care of the shot put. Yes, shot put,

top right hand of your screen.

3:09:283:09:30

Damian Warner. He is having a good

day. He has a week shot put though.

3:09:303:09:40

Having said that, that is a massive

lifetime best. His best ever...

3:09:403:09:47

Well, that looked close to 50

metres.

Yes, he has a new coach who

3:09:473:09:52

is a legend in combined events

coaching and I think it has made a

3:09:523:09:55

difference. Before Damian had loads

of different cultures so you're

3:09:553:10:01

feeding and with loads of different

opinions all the time, but you now

3:10:013:10:06

are Les dealing with it. Les said to

me his best was 15. Let's see what

3:10:063:10:11

happens -- loads of different

coaches so you are feeding. OK, and

3:10:113:10:23

the 400 metres women, the US world

champion Courtney loco in round

3:10:233:10:27

five.

3:10:273:10:32

five. A former

hurdler, racing

indoors on the flat, as Eilidh Doyle

3:10:343:10:42

will be doing shortly. Courtney

loco, unbeaten this year. Two even

3:10:423:10:46

quicker Americans back in the states

in Sydney

3:10:463:10:52

in Sydney McLauchlan and...

Dominating, the USA, and

3:10:543:10:55

in Sydney McLauchlan and...

Dominating, the USA, and times so

3:10:553:10:56

far this year.

3:10:563:11:03

far this year. The Greek in-line

six.

3:11:033:11:08

The Greek in lane six.

3:11:083:11:09

Awayday go, and as with the men's,

the first of six heat -- away they

3:11:143:11:21

go was a very slow start from

Courtney

3:11:213:11:27

Courtney Okolo. Still pushing on

fairly strongly trying to get back

3:11:303:11:38

there as well, Belimpasaki.

Belimpasaki and Courtney Uglow, as

3:11:383:11:42

we expected, clear at the moment. It

is up to the other three to try and

3:11:423:11:48

get back. The Czech Republic pushing

hardest at the moment but Okolo just

3:11:483:11:52

takes the front of the race at the

moment, Belimpasaki trying to hold

3:11:523:11:55

her friend the but these two still a

long way clear and two going through

3:11:553:11:59

automatically. Belinda Sakic

starting to tire a little bit

3:11:593:12:05

Courtney Okolo looking strong and

taking the victory 51.55, are fairly

3:12:053:12:12

commanding performance from her.

We're seeing a few of the Americans

3:12:123:12:16

looking a little more sluggish,

perhaps with that journey and a bit

3:12:163:12:19

of the jet lag as well, but she is

looking pretty comfortably there and

3:12:193:12:24

she took control from Belimpasaki,

the Greek athlete, those two going

3:12:243:12:31

through.

Yes, very good nice

controlled performance from Courtney

3:12:313:12:36

Okolo, essentially the fastest in

the field. Two young Americans who

3:12:363:12:42

are not here, but Okolo is, so just

really nice. You see her at the end

3:12:423:12:48

of the first lap, checked out at the

legs of Belimpasaki, then came to

3:12:483:12:53

nicely on the second lap.

So fastest

loser as well to go through,

3:12:533:12:59

Yaroshchuk-Ryzhykova of Ukraine to

go through, with a personal best.

3:12:593:13:02

She is one of those.

3:13:023:13:08

Getting ready for the high jump,

probably her best event in the

3:13:083:13:13

pentathlon, and as I say

3:13:133:13:19

pentathlon, and as I say she has

passed through. Centimetre

3:13:193:13:20

increments. The second best ever in

the pentathlon, 5000 points. And

3:13:203:13:29

here is the American, Bougard.

3:13:293:13:40

here is the American, Bougard. She

goes clear, the American champion,

3:13:403:13:43

just nursing that right hip there.

Yes,

Bougard with the best. And the

3:13:433:13:50

Cuban who jumped in the competition

last night, again another very

3:13:503:13:55

competent high jumper. Rodriguez.

Has jumped over 190. Very

3:13:553:14:03

comfortable indeed, as we would

expect from Rodriguez, a little feel

3:14:033:14:07

for the service yesterday, competing

in the individual event. This is of

3:14:073:14:10

course the multi-events, 1.79. Kevin

Meyer in the shot put looking to

3:14:103:14:18

respond to that huge part of Warner,

but that is wide.

That is an

3:14:183:14:24

interesting one! Keeping his system

going, one black shoe and one white

3:14:243:14:31

shoe, arguing a bit with the

official.

It missed the sector.

It

3:14:313:14:37

has to have hit the net first, for

me. Let's see the replay.

The sector

3:14:373:14:46

typically will continue on a line,

but of course it goes parallel

3:14:463:14:50

around 30 metres?

Indoors, it always

squares off. Let's have a look. The

3:14:503:14:55

official has just blocked a review,

but it would probably have gone

3:14:553:15:00

clean out the sector. It has hit the

net first. I think he may be arguing

3:15:003:15:04

it hit the line.

3:15:043:15:08

This is the technical official they

will go to and ask a question if

3:15:083:15:12

there was a question about the

rules. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has

3:15:123:15:19

finally taken to the high jump.

She's passed the previous heights,

3:15:193:15:26

the last competitor in this

pentathlon to join, 182. Really

3:15:263:15:32

nice. Beautiful jump, this is the

event that let her down last summer.

3:15:323:15:40

180 only in the event where she has

jumped 197. 193 this year. Season's

3:15:403:15:50

best, a silver medal in the

individual event last night. Let's

3:15:503:15:54

have a look at this.

Just rotates a

bit into the bar but feeling your

3:15:543:16:00

way in, a good gap over the bar.

Just waking up and getting started.

3:16:003:16:07

She looks so comfortable in this. It

is their strongest event, this am

3:16:073:16:11

the long jump.

She needs to be

smooth. There was deceleration as

3:16:113:16:19

she goes into the curve. She will I

that out as the bar goes up and that

3:16:193:16:24

is normal really. -- iron that out.

Back on the track, this is one of

3:16:243:16:38

the quickest in the field in this

women's 400 metres. Sprunger. Versus

3:16:383:16:46

the Netherlands' Ghafoor. A very

experienced. Jones of Canada. A new

3:16:463:16:54

personal best for her.

3:16:543:16:59

personal best for her. Germany,

Gonska. From Fuji, Senokonoko. Spain

3:17:003:17:07

on the inside. She's ever superb

season already, Sprunger, and has

3:17:073:17:16

run 22.8, which is the fastest

outside of the USA. Not an event

3:17:163:17:21

which is run in the championships

any more, by the way, in case you

3:17:213:17:25

were wondering. A bit of a lottery

in lane draws.

3:17:253:17:34

in lane draws. This was decided I

can't how many is ago now.

3:17:343:17:44

can't how many is ago now. So,

Sprunger on the outside. Gonska from

3:17:443:17:49

Germany. Senokonoko. Ray are

watching for lane infringements.

3:17:493:17:57

Certainly she was close to the line

on the first bend, Ghafoor. -- we

3:17:573:18:02

are watching for. She definitely

started quicker, Ghafoor. Looks like

3:18:023:18:12

Sprunger is happy to give up the

lead to Ghafoor and will celebrate.

3:18:123:18:19

24.49 through the first 24 metres.

And will scrap going on for third.

3:18:193:18:26

Jones is trying to get back into

this, the Canadian. From

3:18:263:18:30

Switzerland, Sprunger. Ghafoor will

have a fight to hold onto second.

3:18:303:18:36

Sprunger looking in control here.

Starting to tighten up into the home

3:18:363:18:41

straight. Has responded. Gonska

can't get near those two. Well, she

3:18:413:18:50

has certainly had the performance,

51 .2, given as the real chance with

3:18:503:18:57

a new personal best coming into

this. She doesn't look as

3:18:573:19:03

comfortable as someone who has run

that should, to be honest.

I was

3:19:033:19:11

keeping an eagle eye on any possible

lane infringements. Senokonoko could

3:19:113:19:17

been struggling. As we mentioned at

the start, it's an extraordinary

3:19:173:19:24

list of quickest times in the world

with Sprunger the only non-American

3:19:243:19:30

in the top ten. She is very tall.

You want to be clear of any trouble

3:19:303:19:35

behind. Yes, I would agree that it

does that look there as if she is a

3:19:353:19:40

woman who could run 51.19 as she did

earlier this season, but comfortably

3:19:403:19:46

enough, safely through. Not much to

talk about in that race apart from

3:19:463:19:49

the control of Sprunger. Ghafoor

through safely as well.

Confirmation

3:19:493:19:55

of that. These are the qualifying

times and a new one find time for

3:19:553:20:03

Gonska from Germany, who heads the

fastest losers.

3:20:033:20:10

Dadic from Austria under pressure

here. 1.82. We've just seen a

3:20:113:20:18

Katarina Johnson-Thompson go clear.

Her third attempt, much better.

3:20:183:20:22

That's more like it.

She is diving

into the bar. That inside left arm

3:20:223:20:31

takes into it, 1.82. Much she is

happy.

3:20:313:20:41

happy.

Just rotates those shoulders.

Knocks into the bar a little bit. If

3:20:413:20:44

she is going to put Johnson-Thompson

under pressure, it is the next half

3:20:443:20:51

which is critical for her. She needs

to clear it.

3:20:513:20:58

to clear it. Ukrainian in the shot

put, Kasyanov, over 40 metres in the

3:20:593:21:05

first round. The second attempt for

Kasyanov. That is better. Is it? It

3:21:053:21:14

looks halfway between those two

lines. 30 metres and 50 metres. Two

3:21:143:21:21

Silvers in 2012-16. He has history,

highly competitive. It is another

3:21:213:21:33

season 's best. 14.16.

3:21:333:21:40

season 's best. 14.16. So, Kevin

Mayer, after a foul in the first

3:21:403:21:43

round, can need tidy this up? Yes,

he can. Still down that right sector

3:21:433:21:49

out towards 15 metres. Not happy.

He

should be throwing over 50 metres.

3:21:493:21:56

That's what he is not happy about

really.

Giving himself a talking to

3:21:563:22:01

there, I think.

He's a very capable

shot-putter. Expected to take the

3:22:013:22:09

title here. Over 15 metres when he's

at his very best. 97 in fact it is

3:22:093:22:14

lifetime best. Reasons to not be

cheerful. Mayer, a valid throw. It

3:22:143:22:22

keeps him in the game, 14.49.

Coming

up in the next 400-metre heats, Zoe

3:22:223:22:30

Clark of Great Britain, who is the

new British number one. We have had

3:22:303:22:36

great success in the relay but in

terms of that individual who will

3:22:363:22:41

step up and take the mantle from

Christina Rugen, she is pole

3:22:413:22:47

position.

I'm sure she's enjoying

it. Win at the trials last year.

3:22:473:22:53

Went to the World Championships and

really embedded herself and got used

3:22:533:22:57

to this environment. We talk about

it a loss because it's important

3:22:573:23:01

about how you conduct yourself. Make

that important step up and she will

3:23:013:23:05

have to do that today. She has got a

tough couple of days and hopefully

3:23:053:23:09

she will get around successfully

without any infringements but a good

3:23:093:23:15

experience for her.

What is her

indoor experience like?

I think it

3:23:153:23:20

is limited. She has not done much

indoors. This is very important for

3:23:203:23:24

her.

Lets go for Johnson-Thompson in

the high jump. 185, first attempt.

3:23:243:23:36

Really nice. Great stuff, perfect

start in this. The second event. The

3:23:363:23:42

hurdles was OK. This is starting to

look very good, though.

It's early

3:23:423:23:48

doors for her. It looked lovely

smooth. She's putting in the effort

3:23:483:23:54

where she needs to.

She has found

her rhythm at the early heights.

3:23:543:23:57

Let's have a look at this. She runs

nicely. A clean nice and tidy.

Just

3:23:573:24:07

accelerate those last three strides

and we should see her jumping in the

3:24:073:24:10

90s. That is where she needs to be.

Ready for the next Pete in the

3:24:103:24:17

Women's 400m. Second in the indoors,

Clark, and there is the line-up. She

3:24:173:24:25

will be under pressure from

Swiety-Ersetic from Poland and also

3:24:253:24:33

Balkwill from Canada. Those tactics

will change slightly indoors. Get

3:24:333:24:39

yourself into a good position. Going

in lane six year. Outdoors last

3:24:393:24:44

year. Doyle, indoors.

3:24:443:24:54

The third of six in the first round

and she has gone out hard at the

3:25:133:25:18

moment, Clark. Swiety-Ersetic is

making her move. A strong Polish

3:25:183:25:25

athlete. Lots of Polish fans inside

the stadium here. Balkwill has gone

3:25:253:25:31

strong from Canada. Clark in front,

and blocks the athlete behind her.

3:25:313:25:40

Balkwill tries to make her move now.

Golendova hanging in there.

3:25:403:25:47

Swiety-Ersetic getting itself into a

commanding position. Held in on

3:25:473:25:52

strong now. The Canadian beginning

to fade so inside her comes

3:25:523:25:55

Golendova. Clark in a great position

at the moment. Swiety-Ersetic

3:25:553:26:01

finishing strongly. Just coming

through to take third place from

3:26:013:26:05

Italy. Clark, and very impressive

run from Clark. Some good athlete

3:26:053:26:14

around her but the gap never closed.

They were not able to get close to

3:26:143:26:19

her. Clark takes the victory. No

worrying about whether she will be

3:26:193:26:23

the fastest loser. As a winner, she

will have a good lane in the

3:26:233:26:28

semifinals tonight about 8:30pm.

Time to recover now. Yes, superbly

3:26:283:26:32

well controlled race. I was a little

bit worried about her tangent to the

3:26:323:26:36

bend after the break. She kept in

very, very hard, which partly cuts

3:26:363:26:43

off the competitors, but was a

little bit sharper, but she took

3:26:433:26:49

control to that first 200 metres and

was never ever looking like being

3:26:493:26:54

taken over. Very strong, relaxed.

She was watching the screen on the

3:26:543:26:58

back straight, and here, she knows

she is running well. She is relaxing

3:26:583:27:04

through here when she considers

she's only run 52.1, her best

3:27:043:27:10

indoors, this is 52.7, superb.

Anyway, well done Clark. She is

3:27:103:27:20

through easily. If you can get close

to 52, which she got close to the

3:27:203:27:24

season, then you are starting to

content frog place in the final but

3:27:243:27:28

she threw to the semifinal with that

very impressive looking run. So too

3:27:283:27:34

is Swiety-Ersetic from Poland.

3:27:343:27:35

You took it to the front and you

held on comfortably.

How do you feel

3:27:383:27:44

about that performance? I'm really

happy with the performance. My goal

3:27:443:27:48

was to get out in front and held it.

That accepting what I did so I'm

3:27:483:27:52

really happy.

Getting used to the

indoors but you were here ten days

3:27:523:27:58

ago, how does it help knowing you

have beaded before, you've done

3:27:583:28:01

this?

It's really good, I know the

track and I know how it feels so

3:28:013:28:05

it's great to be here.

Obviously you

have got the silver in the relay

3:28:053:28:11

last year. How did that help your

confidence through the winter

3:28:113:28:14

preparing for something like this?

So much. I ended last season on such

3:28:143:28:18

a high and with a taste of getting

medals, it makes you want to do

3:28:183:28:22

more.

It got me through my training.

I can see what Nate worrying time

3:28:223:28:29

now, what to do now before the next

round to maintain the momentum?

I am

3:28:293:28:36

going to go back to the hotel,

recover, calm down, forget about it

3:28:363:28:40

for awhile and then build myself

back up for tonight when I come

3:28:403:28:43

back. Thank for talking to me.

Thanks.

3:28:433:28:49

Thanks.

3:28:493:28:49

Thanks.

3:28:493:28:50

13.54 in the second round with a

final-round of the shot but. That is

3:28:503:28:55

better. A big shout from the German,

Distelberger. Always in their shout

3:28:553:29:02

for the medals as well. Got his

right side onto that. Good balance.

3:29:023:29:11

Straight down the middle of the

centre. Nice tidy throw, that. Is

3:29:113:29:15

best so far. It is a lifetime best,

14.55. So Kevin Mayer, a wobbly

3:29:153:29:26

start. A marker, that second throw.

We know he can go beyond 15 metres

3:29:263:29:32

at its best. He may need to and

does. And he is delighted.

That

3:29:323:29:42

might be an understatement, Steve.

He is very, very delighted. He got

3:29:423:29:46

his right foot underneath him, and

really applied the forceful

3:29:463:29:51

brilliant from him, great long push.

He knew he was capable of it and

3:29:513:29:54

looked so with his second-round

part. And then unleashed this. It's

3:29:543:30:00

not quite the 15 .97 lifetime best,

but I really competitive effort.

3:30:003:30:10

That is what champions do, it is not

going well, you make a change,

3:30:103:30:16

correct it. Big smiles now.

15.67,

out in front, Mayer. This is the

3:30:163:30:24

high jump. Well, that was her third

attempt at 1.80 five. And a medal

3:30:243:30:33

contender is out, seasoned's best,

1.80 two. -- seasons's burst. I know

3:30:333:30:42

you thought she was a competitor to

Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

She

3:30:423:30:48

really needed that additional 1.85,

just snatching at it, rotating and

3:30:483:30:55

jerking into the bar, unfortunately.

Still a potential medallist but it

3:30:553:31:00

is up to KJT to jump into the 90s

and do what she needs to do.

There

3:31:003:31:09

she is, the next height, 1.80 eight.

-- one .88.

3:31:093:31:20

Into the fourth of the six seats in

the 400 metres,.

3:31:203:31:31

Shakima Wimbley, part of the US

gold-medal Forex for squat in the

3:31:313:31:39

World Championships where she

performed very well indeed. -- 4

3:31:393:31:44

ex-numeric for squad. Close to the

best she set last year.

3:31:443:31:51

best she set last year. 51.17 so one

of the quickest in the field, only

3:31:523:31:54

her team-mate has run quicker coming

into the championships.

3:31:543:32:05

She is quite a languid runner,

fairly close to the line, we are all

3:32:113:32:14

watching the line closely around the

first bend and then she drifts out

3:32:143:32:18

as she attacks into the second bend,

Anita Horvat trying to stay with her

3:32:183:32:22

but Shakima Wimbley has gone up

pretty quickly, the Lithuanian, Agne

3:32:223:32:29

Serksniene in second place but

Wimbley controlling things. Fairly

3:32:293:32:34

swift first 200 metres and now she

can check back a bit, Anita Horvat

3:32:343:32:38

coming into this and also

Wyciszkiewicz is not too far away.

3:32:383:32:42

Good scrap for second place but the

American Wimbley out in front,

3:32:423:32:46

Wyciszkiewicz looking for room on

the outside but Agne Serksniene

3:32:463:32:50

hanging onto second place and even

Lukudo for Italy on the inside but

3:32:503:32:54

Wimbley is pulling away now. She has

controlled this from the start, the

3:32:543:32:58

others picking up the scraps behind

her. 52.44, the winning time. Agne

3:32:583:33:04

Serksniene managing to hang on for

second place. Well, we are not

3:33:043:33:10

getting one of the surprises we got

in the men's 400 metres so far, the

3:33:103:33:15

main contenders safely through,

Shakima Wimbley again making that

3:33:153:33:18

kind of time look a bit difficult. I

hope this won't be difficult for

3:33:183:33:22

Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Let's hope not, Steve.

3:33:223:33:28

Johnson-Thompson asking the

Birmingham crowd to join in in her

3:33:283:33:31

focus and progression for this new

height, 1.80 eight. Oh, she gave

3:33:313:33:36

that a real clatter. Too much. We'll

be really keen to see the slow

3:33:363:33:43

motion of this. First impression?

Running a little straight at the bar

3:33:433:33:49

and decelerating so she is jumping

across herself a little bit. When

3:33:493:33:52

she jumps well, you have to attack

the last three strides, you want

3:33:523:33:56

speed into the take-off, that's been

the -- that speed you can then

3:33:563:34:02

convert. Just slowing down a bit for

me. Erica Bougard, another good high

3:34:023:34:08

jumper, jumping 1.89 this year,

capable of going over 1.90, so if

3:34:083:34:12

she jumps well and Kat doesn't, it

brings people towards you. Why Ding

3:34:123:34:19

chatting to some American coaches

who said this young athlete does not

3:34:193:34:22

know how good she is. She is the US

champion. But she is up against one

3:34:223:34:27

of the best in the world ever. Erica

Bougard, then. 1.88. Nowhere near.

3:34:273:34:39

Sinks a little bit as she comes into

the curve, needs to stay up tall,

3:34:393:34:44

really, but she is capable at this

site and she knows she needs to get

3:34:443:34:48

this income here. Kat will give

herself a little talking to and

3:34:483:34:52

reset.

It is playing into the hands

of Johnson-Thompson, isn't it? If

3:34:523:34:57

the others don't quite perform and

she over performs, it will really

3:34:573:34:59

play into her hands, she can put

daylight between her and the field

3:34:593:35:03

in this event.

I think so. Look at

the slow motion, is she leaning, not

3:35:033:35:11

enough, a bit straight, then she

drifts towards the bar, there is a

3:35:113:35:14

military zone between you and the

bar of about 30 centimetres and you

3:35:143:35:16

want to stay out of that and go

straight up, not towards the bar.

3:35:163:35:22

Rodriguez of Cuba, second attempt at

1.88. That is a good job.

That is a

3:35:223:35:29

seasoned's best for her, higher than

she jumps last night when she jumped

3:35:293:35:33

1.80 four. Getting into the swing.

This young girl scored over 6500

3:35:333:35:38

points. She is 100 points better

than Jessica at the same age, so

3:35:383:35:44

heading towards Tokyo, this young

lady is going to be one of the

3:35:443:35:47

protagonists, one to watch.

Good

shot, fourth in London last summer

3:35:473:35:51

and the medallists are not here,

including a freebie. Dan Johnson

3:35:513:35:56

Thompson, fifth last summer and

fifth in the high jump, remember, it

3:35:563:35:59

is an event she is most comfortable

with, but carries a foul at this

3:35:593:36:04

site. Second attempt at 1.80 eight.

Much better!

Yeah, did not

3:36:043:36:15

accelerate... I'm still not happy,

never happy. Jumped it of strength

3:36:153:36:21

because the thing is, when you are a

1.98 jumper and it is ten

3:36:213:36:25

centimetres below your best, you can

kind of jump off memory, you can

3:36:253:36:28

kind of make it happen. Will that

kind of jumping work in the 90s?

3:36:283:36:35

Remember, she jumped 1.95 when she

got close to the world record. That

3:36:353:36:39

is the kind of height she needs.

Interesting moments now for Erica

3:36:393:36:44

Bougard, to see what her major

championship temper that is all

3:36:443:36:50

about. Last chance to stay involved

at this site.

3:36:503:36:56

at this site. -- this height.

She

sang, travelled across the bar, did

3:36:573:37:00

not convert it into lift. It is

going to make it interesting, it

3:37:003:37:04

will be the nip and tuck that we

will see. It is about the margins,

3:37:043:37:08

what you need to run. The coach

sitting with Peter Stanley in the

3:37:083:37:12

Great Britain kit. That is Bertram

from France, who is coaching Kat,

3:37:123:37:18

having a discussion about what she

should be doing.

Kat relocated to

3:37:183:37:22

southern France, based in

Montpellier now. And all the coaches

3:37:223:37:30

are having a Nafta will stop Bertram

-- a T20.

3:37:303:37:42

Eilidh Doyle goes in deceit of the

women's 400 metres.

3:37:423:37:46

Eilidh Doyle in five but outside

her, Phil Healy, who won the Irish

3:37:593:38:04

indoor title for a second time

recently, good 60 and 100 metres as

3:38:043:38:08

well so she will get out fast.

Eilidh Doyle, the guy indoor

3:38:083:38:13

champion, was second to Phyllis

Francis in Glasgow recently.

3:38:133:38:20

Indoors, Stephenie Ann McPherson in

lane four, nothing too impressive so

3:38:203:38:23

far this season, Alexandra Bezekova

of the Slovak Republic, new PB this

3:38:233:38:30

season, Salaski of Serbia in two and

Grace Claxton of Puerto Rico on the

3:38:303:38:35

inside.

3:38:353:38:41

The fastest losers at the moment,

there. It will be the top six of

3:38:423:38:48

those, and close to 53 seconds might

be good enough, Wyciszkiewicz,

3:38:483:38:52

diving at the line, just about

clinging on, and Folorunso. Faxon,

3:38:523:39:00

Salaski, Bazadze, Stephenie

McPherson, Eilidh Doyle and Phil

3:39:003:39:02

Healy.

3:39:023:39:06

Healy. The athlete from County Court

in lane six. -- County Cork. Away

3:39:073:39:18

they go and oil working off Healy at

the moment but Healy is a good

3:39:183:39:21

shorter sprint and she may have the

pace to take her out, close to lead

3:39:213:39:25

Conor Doyle chasing it down and

MacPherson looking easy, Bezekova

3:39:253:39:28

working off her, good run on the

inside from Claxton of Puerto Rico,

3:39:283:39:33

in the very tight inside lane one.

They will break and Phil Healy

3:39:333:39:38

trying to cut across and taking the

lead. Trying to hold on, MacPherson

3:39:383:39:42

working away ahead of Doyle, so

three away and clear at the moment,

3:39:423:39:46

two go through automatically Conor

Doyle in third at the moment, Healy,

3:39:463:39:49

trying to hang on for the Irish

athlete. It will be grim work over

3:39:493:39:53

the last 100 metres, MacPherson on

her shoulder and Doyle should have

3:39:533:39:57

some strength to move through. Phil

Healy, look at the work she's

3:39:573:40:00

putting in Boccia starting to wane

and faults and MacPherson comes past

3:40:003:40:05

and so does Doyle. Healy is just

struggling to the line, clinging on

3:40:053:40:09

for third place but a good run,

better judged perhaps by Doyle and

3:40:093:40:14

MacPherson, who measured it pretty

well. It was always going to be a

3:40:143:40:17

case of that for Phil Healy, she was

relying on pace to take her out and

3:40:173:40:21

he non-food -- hang on to grim death

but she was being chased by two

3:40:213:40:25

high-quality athlete as we go back

to the high jump.

3:40:253:40:28

Joining Katarina Johnson-Thompson at

this new height, 1.90 one. -- 1.90

3:40:283:40:39

one. Only her and Rodriguez of Cuba

still involved. Rodriguez has

3:40:393:40:44

fouled. Johnson-Thompson, 1.90 one.

-- 1.9 one.

Just lacking in and I

3:40:443:40:54

was not happy at the height before.

Coaching is about predicting the

3:40:543:40:58

future. One of the things that are

going to affect at the Lake Heights,

3:40:583:41:02

just rotating on the floor and

backing in, so her back heads

3:41:023:41:06

towards the bar. That back number,

should she have taken it off? Who

3:41:063:41:11

knows but you have got to go up and

stay away from the bar.

Toni

3:41:113:41:15

Minichiello with his crystal ball

out here. As we see Rodriguez jump

3:41:153:41:25

last night, how much will that have

helped her, do you think?

I'm not

3:41:253:41:29

sure, I think it takes the spark out

of your legs. It affects the neural

3:41:293:41:35

pathways. High jump is tough. Even

there, the French coach is saying,

3:41:353:41:41

there you go, I can predict the

future! He is telling her about

3:41:413:41:47

rotating. But my French is a bit

rusty so I'm not sure.

Rodriguez

3:41:473:41:50

after a foul at this height, 1.90

one. Too much. It looks like the

3:41:503:41:58

hype that has finally going to sort

out the best of the multi-eventers.

3:41:583:42:02

We know Johnson-Thompson is capable

and she can start to really take

3:42:023:42:06

control of this five event

competition.

Rodriguez is going for

3:42:063:42:12

the bar early, the higher the bar

goes up, the more you have to wait,

3:42:123:42:17

you have to wait for the centre of

gravity to get the optimum point

3:42:173:42:20

before going over the bar so every

jump requires you to wait, the bar

3:42:203:42:25

goes up, you have to wait, the bar

goes up even higher, you are waiting

3:42:253:42:29

and then you think about going over

the bar so the timing changes.

3:42:293:42:36

Johnson-Thompson jumping 1.97 in

Rio, if you remember, the same

3:42:363:42:39

height as the winning jump in the

individual event.

3:42:393:42:43

2.01, it was last night. But this is

multi-event, and 1.91 after a foul

3:42:473:42:55

at her first attempt and she goes

again and it is much better! That is

3:42:553:42:59

more like it.

Much better speed into

the bar. Still a bit too upright but

3:42:593:43:05

better speed. You have got more

energy to convert. Smile on her face

3:43:053:43:09

and that is what you want to see.

When she smiles, she is relaxed.

3:43:093:43:13

That is just energy. The difficulty

is, because the curve is quite

3:43:133:43:19

straight at that angle, you have to

create the rotation in different

3:43:193:43:21

ways so you rotate on the floor so

the thing to do is to lean away and

3:43:213:43:25

then you can concentrate on going up

but great clearance. That pushes her

3:43:253:43:29

towards the 4800 that really, I

don't think anyone else can score.

3:43:293:43:36

So then, Rodriguez, has not been...

Well, close at all in the first two

3:43:363:43:44

attempts at beside, 1.90 one.

Johnson-Thompson, the only athlete

3:43:443:43:47

to have gone clear. -- at this

height, 1.90 one. Rodriguez with her

3:43:473:43:53

last try. Well, the jumping in the

legs from last night and today may

3:43:533:43:59

be starting to take its toll, maybe

a bit of fatigue. But 1.88 for the

3:43:593:44:06

Cuban, better than last night.

Remember, this girl has never done

3:44:063:44:11

an indoor heptathlon, this is the

first time, doing this event and she

3:44:113:44:15

is young, only 22. It is all a great

experience for her. Kat smiling,

3:44:153:44:19

that is the difference.

I've got a

feeling it has settled her and the

3:44:193:44:25

coach.

He looks very relaxed now!

And the next height is 1.90 four. --

3:44:253:44:37

one

3:44:373:44:37

Interesting to see how Kat handles

this. She is odds-on favourite to

3:44:383:44:42

take the title. How hard is that for

her to handle?

That's a really

3:44:423:44:49

interesting question. Sometimes

being out in front is difficult for

3:44:493:44:52

you as an athlete because it is

easier to trace the target that is

3:44:523:44:55

ahead than actually have all the

emphasis on yourself. Hopefully now,

3:44:553:44:59

she is the last athlete in, moving

the runway back a little bit, half

3:44:593:45:04

issue, and now she can relax, now

she can be in charge of what she is

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doing and just relax and enjoy the

rest of the competition.

3:45:093:45:17

McPherson came through to the

automatic place, along with Doyle.

3:45:173:45:23

That was the same time Clark ran her

heat. Healy when for the first,

3:45:233:45:31

28.72 for the second 200. So she

will go through as one of the

3:45:313:45:37

fastest losers. There is the dilemma

of the 400 metres indoors. Go too

3:45:373:45:44

hard on the first lap, you pay for

it. She is a good experienced

3:45:443:45:53

outdoor 400-metre runner, Okon

George. Jenkins from Jamaica.

3:45:533:46:08

Azevedo from Portugal. Jenkins,

US-based Jamaican. A couple of good

3:46:103:46:16

runs for her. 51 point 52, her new

personal best, set earlier this

3:46:163:46:24

year. She is in lane number five.

She climbs out of the blocks.

3:46:243:46:34

She climbs out of the blocks. Ciric

starts quickly, the Serbian. Jenkins

3:46:343:46:37

should have this one. She's trying

to judge their first lap well. Ciric

3:46:373:46:43

is very close to the line, the

Serbian, on the inside. Azevedo from

3:46:433:46:49

Portugal and as one as well. Jenkins

leads, 25.48. A very slow first 200

3:46:493:46:55

metres. Probably a sense of the

standard of this particular heat.

3:46:553:47:03

Jenkins is completely controlling

this out in front and continue to go

3:47:033:47:06

away from the rest. This is a very

comfortable victory for her. She can

3:47:063:47:11

ease off into the home straight.

Jenkins of Jamaica, Ciric trying to

3:47:113:47:16

hang on. I think that is the slowest

winning time we have seen.

3:47:163:47:25

Disqualification. It is Putalova who

will join Jenkins. That was as about

3:47:253:47:33

as straightforward a heat as you

could have for her.

The luck of the

3:47:333:47:37

draw. Once Okon George failed to

start, it was all about Jenkins. The

3:47:373:47:45

last of the fastest losers coming

into that, 53.05, so not the finest

3:47:453:47:50

to finish with, but Jenkins goes

through.

Johnson-Thompson eyeing up

3:47:503:47:57

a new height of 1.94. She is in the

lead overall. After 1.91. Only a few

3:47:573:48:05

points ahead of the American, Erica

Bougard. 1.94. Getting close to

3:48:053:48:14

that, I feel.

You have two Marks, a

start mark and then a second mark

3:48:143:48:21

roughly where you start curving and

for me, she goes a bit of a diagonal

3:48:213:48:30

into the bar. You can see her

shoulder, her right shoulder come

3:48:303:48:35

towards from the bark and flat out.

Then, in she goes. You have got to

3:48:353:48:41

step behind your foot.

Lean back,

lean in. The main contenders are out

3:48:413:48:48

of this high jump, the second event

in five. 36 points on offer for this

3:48:483:48:53

new height. A chance for her to

really stamp her authority on the

3:48:533:48:58

competition.

There is going to be an

ebb and flow in this. What you find

3:48:583:49:02

as she gets 36 points for this three

centimetre increase here, then, in

3:49:023:49:08

the shot put she will lose a few

points and energy has a very strong

3:49:083:49:12

long jump and a great 800 to finish

so she will finish with a flurry.

3:49:123:49:18

The point here take pressure off the

performance in the shot put. That is

3:49:183:49:23

the ebb and flow of the competition.

So, Johnson-Thompson, going well.

3:49:233:49:33

2157 points is hurting relations so

far ahead of Erica Bougard. That is

3:49:353:49:44

her clock counting backwards. She

has to start running before that

3:49:443:49:48

gets to zero. Just needs to trust

this now. Back herself. And commit.

3:49:483:49:59

She knows she is capable pulls up

she jumped 1.93 three weeks ago in

3:49:593:50:04

Paris. One centimetre more here at

the World Indoor Championships, so

3:50:043:50:13

are most important jump, of her

season so far, it's right in front

3:50:133:50:19

of her and she knows exactly what

she needs to do. She has done it

3:50:193:50:24

numerous times in the past.

Second

attempt on the two previous heights.

3:50:243:50:31

Is that an omen of what will happen

at this new height? 1.94, second

3:50:313:50:36

attempt.

It was better for some

still drifting in.

Yes, running at

3:50:363:50:42

the bar. This represents part for

her. 1.91, it's not too big a

3:50:423:50:49

problem. You know what, you need a

little bit more, really. It is

3:50:493:50:57

slightly under par for me. 1.94 sets

her up solid before the 400.

3:50:573:51:07

Otherwise would have to really run

in the 800 and find the points from

3:51:073:51:11

somewhere else.

3:51:113:51:19

Denise, watching that, it was better

than the first attempt. Tony said

3:51:193:51:24

this will be par for her. Do you

agree with that?

I think it's all

3:51:243:51:28

about knowing what's coming, shot

put, not one of the better ones, and

3:51:283:51:33

it's about giving you the

opportunity to not put pressure on

3:51:333:51:36

that event. 1.94 would be fantastic

and it would improve her standings

3:51:363:51:44

with Bougard in the next event,

because she is also a decent shot

3:51:443:51:50

putter along with Rodriguez, so it's

about giving yourself enough.

In a

3:51:503:51:55

high jump competition, ordinarily,

when the top jumper expect somebody

3:51:553:51:59

to be pushing them, she is on her

own now, waiting for her next jump.

3:51:593:52:04

Has she got a maximum amount of time

to wait? They are coming thick and

3:52:043:52:08

fast.

Sometimes they don't take all

the time. I would call her a quick

3:52:083:52:14

jumper because she likes to get on

with things and sometimes she does

3:52:143:52:19

not relax and I just watches got to

do.

They have been playing around

3:52:193:52:23

with the timings. It's now down to

30 seconds and I'm not sure that's

3:52:233:52:29

good. For me, personally, I would

want to take more time.

So, with one

3:52:293:52:38

minute on the clock remaining,

Johnson-Thompson has one final try

3:52:383:52:45

at this height. 1.94. A slightly

more tense look on her face. How

3:52:453:52:54

much do you want this? Does she

believe? Third try. 1.94. It was the

3:52:543:53:08

best of the three.

That was better

on the runway, better speed. Really

3:53:083:53:14

unlucky. 1.94. It would have been a

bonus. I agree with Denise. It puts

3:53:143:53:24

less pressure on her for the shot

but this is where the coaches come

3:53:243:53:29

into their own and how they work

with their characters. She has not

3:53:293:53:33

got to think, oh dear, this is

limiting as she asked than in

3:53:333:53:37

previous times, and let it affect

her. She has to pick herself up

3:53:373:53:41

because she throws 12 metres in the

shot.

It is shot put next. Then long

3:53:413:53:48

jump. The 800 metres. The coach has

had enough. So Johnson-Thompson is

3:53:483:53:56

in the lead, though. That there to

be shot at. The heat is on. If you

3:53:563:54:04

remember, heat six of the 400

metres, we said there was a

3:54:043:54:08

disqualification. Putalova goes

through with Jenkins.

3:54:083:54:20

through with Jenkins. Clark and

Doyle were very impressive in their

3:54:203:54:22

qualification on that first page. No

big shocks there. As opposed to the

3:54:223:54:30

men. These other qualifiers back for

the semifinals later. We are ready

3:54:303:54:37

for the first of the two heat in the

men's 3000 metres. Carson alongside

3:54:373:54:44

such a familiar figure, still just

20, Kejelcha. The defending world

3:54:443:54:52

indoor champion alongside Birgin

from Kenya. He won in Glasgow but

3:54:523:55:01

failed in the 300 metres here. Balew

from Bahrain now.

3:55:013:55:10

from Bahrain now. There is the

winner of the open indoor title last

3:55:143:55:18

year, Machaal. And the German on the

inside. The first four going to

3:55:183:55:30

automatically so, 5000 metres. He

did well in Rio, the Olympics. The

3:55:303:55:40

American just inside him. A glimpse

of him full stop second at the US

3:55:403:55:45

Championships. Now runs for the US

Army in the United States. So, five

3:55:453:55:52

athlete in particular stand out and

four going through automatically.

3:55:523:56:00

Kejelcha from Kenya.

3:56:003:56:04

Kejelcha from Kenya. Birgin also. We

are looking at the pace. Sometimes

3:56:083:56:11

in the first heat, there are the

four fastest losers who will go

3:56:113:56:15

through.

We are looking for somebody

to take it on. At the moment it is

3:56:153:56:21

the German following in the

footsteps of his female counterpart,

3:56:213:56:26

who ran the running little bit too

late last night so he has decided to

3:56:263:56:31

get the pace moving. A sensible

thing to do because when you have

3:56:313:56:33

people like one first Kejelcha in

there, you want to get moving.

A new

3:56:333:56:45

personal best this season for the

27-year-old, Kejelcha. It's moving

3:56:453:56:49

along at a decent pace. All the way

at the back, they are waiting.

3:56:493:56:58

Kejelcha, three from the back, as

well, so a good pace with 15 laps

3:56:583:57:02

remaining.

3:57:023:57:07

remaining.

The leader is keeping it

moving along and it's not a good

3:57:073:57:11

pace and that has spread out the

field behind him. In a couple of

3:57:113:57:15

laps he may start looking for

somebody else to make him take over

3:57:153:57:19

the mantle of setting the pace at

the front. You can see Carson from

3:57:193:57:24

New Zealand moving up gradually, so

maybe he will be another one to

3:57:243:57:27

follow through and keep the pace

going. I don't expect Machaal to do

3:57:273:57:32

that. He will sit in behind

Canterbury whoever setting the pace.

3:57:323:57:38

Carson, the five times New Zealand

champion. Fourth-place now behind

3:57:383:57:46

Kejelcha, who was second in the US

Championships. The former Kenyans

3:57:463:57:50

run as part of the very impressive

US Army programme now. Kejelcha in

3:57:503:57:56

third place behind Machaal who

continues to take them out.

They are

3:57:563:58:04

coached by Dan Brown in that US Army

programme. He did not run a step

3:58:043:58:09

until he went to the USA and then

they put it into the plan and found

3:58:093:58:12

he was very, very good at running

and he has built on that very much

3:58:123:58:16

but he is not somebody who moved to

the USA having already taken part in

3:58:163:58:20

athletics. He only took it up when

he was in the USA.

Look at the

3:58:203:58:25

figures at the back, Kejelcha at the

back sits and waits. In fifth place,

3:58:253:58:34

at the moment, Birgin from Kenya

captain behind the black vest of

3:58:343:58:41

Hamish Carson from New Zealand.

Nobody being left, it's a

3:58:413:58:48

high-quality field. No stragglers

here. Sitting at the back, waiting

3:58:483:58:52

to make his move, alongside the

runner from Burundi, he has been

3:58:523:59:00

around for such a long time now. He

started as a 17-year-old, Kejelcha,

3:59:003:59:08

and is favoured for this event. He's

getting clipped from behind. All the

3:59:083:59:17

time, when you know you have got the

pace, just stay out of trouble

3:59:173:59:20

behind all of this.

It's more

difficult when you are taller with a

3:59:203:59:24

longer stride. Kejelcha was trying

to move gradually through the field

3:59:243:59:28

but he saw Birgin up ahead of him

and tried to respond to that. And

3:59:283:59:34

wasn't able to get past him around

the bed but he has settled back in a

3:59:343:59:38

game now and no big gaps of opened

up so he will start to think about

3:59:383:59:41

moving up later but there's no need

to panic just yet.

3:59:413:59:48

Eight laps to go this 200 metres

track and looking up at the screen

3:59:483:59:55

as it comes down the back straight

to see who's in hot pursuit and the

3:59:553:59:59

answer is everybody, Adel Mechaal

chucked in behind him, Kejelcha, --

3:59:594:00:07

Kipchirchir, and the Ethiopian who

now runs for Bahrain making a move,

4:00:074:00:10

Birhanu Balew, and the Moroccan as

well, trying to get around Hamish

4:00:104:00:17

Carson and get in a decent position.

He's got the pace running around an

4:00:174:00:22

eight minute pace so he's not doing

any significant damage to the rest

4:00:224:00:26

of the field but he's keeping it

moving and keeping it at a pace

4:00:264:00:29

where, when the kicks happen, it

will be harder for some people to

4:00:294:00:32

react. You can see an easy move by

Kejelcha and now hovering on the

4:00:324:00:40

shoulder.

They make it look so easy,

the great athletes have a change of

4:00:404:00:44

gear, they are going at a decent

pace and Kejelcha just grab the

4:00:444:00:48

outside and suddenly it is cluttered

and congested at the front and they

4:00:484:00:50

are jostling for position to try to

get themselves in a decent place

4:00:504:00:54

going into the final few laps but

Kejelcha has suddenly strolled up to

4:00:544:00:58

take control of this race, a

wonderful move.

You've got to be

4:00:584:01:01

very ready to react and Birgen, with

his experience, should have been

4:01:014:01:05

better able to read, he saw Kejelcha

come round and he was boxed and

4:01:054:01:10

Balew reacted better. Now he's got

himself out of the box, Birgen, and

4:01:104:01:17

he can move around the outside.

Hamish Carson is the one athlete who

4:01:174:01:21

has been dropped, the New Zealander,

and so to the athlete from Burundi.

4:01:214:01:31

But Kipchirchir among them in the

dark blue of the United States, and

4:01:314:01:36

Clemens Bleistein, who was setting

the pace for a long time, hanging in

4:01:364:01:40

a son of Bethwell Birgen at the

moment but only four paces all --

4:01:404:01:43

places automatically and a good pace

so some people will be looking at

4:01:434:01:47

hoping it and expecting a fastest

loser but I think we are set for a

4:01:474:01:50

fast and furious finish.

Gebrhiwet

as well took a bit of time to wake

4:01:504:01:57

up and he has not looked great, I

don't know what happened to

4:01:574:02:01

Kipchirchir, I don't know if we hit

the kerb and stumbled out very fast

4:02:014:02:04

and put off a few others. Something

went wrong.

A frown on the face of

4:02:044:02:10

Kipchirchir now, as do have an

injection of pace in effort to

4:02:104:02:13

maintain contact and get back in

there and that will cost as well, so

4:02:134:02:18

the American Kipchirchir struggling

just in beehive the Moroccan, Unison

4:02:184:02:22

Sally who tries to make his way past

Clemens Bleistein and Bethwell

4:02:224:02:25

Birgen with a steadying arm, so

Kipchirchir looking around, and Adel

4:02:254:02:31

Mechaal, too, athlete starting to

fail, losing their balance, always

4:02:314:02:35

looking to steady himself and

Gebrhiwet moving into position,

4:02:354:02:38

becoming a very hard race now.

I

don't know about arms being thrown,

4:02:384:02:43

I think it was a punch being thrown

by Balew, really holding his line

4:02:434:02:47

aggressively and paying the price

for it a bit now, he's starting to

4:02:474:02:50

struggle and Gebrhiwet looking

better behind him.

Kejelcha able to

4:02:504:02:53

look around, this wonderful, tall

athlete and Adel Mechaal in a very

4:02:534:02:58

good position just behind him.

Bethwell Birgen and then coming

4:02:584:03:02

round the outside, now, Gebrhiwet

and Balew trying to maintain

4:03:024:03:10

contact, so, the Moroccan, Unison

Sally, so they go four places as

4:03:104:03:14

they lifted the pace, Adel Mechaal

behind and Gebrhiwet and it is

4:03:144:03:18

Birgen now and Unison Sally who are

losing contact so four able to come

4:03:184:03:23

awake and Balew able to look around

at these four have begun to separate

4:03:234:03:27

themselves soap Kejelcha and Adel

Mechaal coming round the final bend,

4:03:274:03:29

looking around almost simultaneously

and Gebrhiwet and Birhanu Balew of

4:03:294:03:34

Bahrain and those four will qualify

and Bethwell Birgen, as he floats

4:03:344:03:39

out to the outer lanes, you will

hope he goes to as a fastest loser

4:03:394:03:42

and so does you miss a Sally of

Morocco, quick enough from Kejelcha.

4:03:424:03:51

-- Unison Southee. Classy enough to

sit at the back and make his move

4:03:514:03:54

and control it from the front and

Kejelcha looks strong, the final is

4:03:544:03:58

on Sunday and he will certainly be,

if not the favourite, a very strong

4:03:584:04:02

contender.

I think he will

definitely be up there as a

4:04:024:04:06

favourite, Birgen would have come in

as one of the favourites but did not

4:04:064:04:09

look good in that race at all, it

picked up a lot in the closing

4:04:094:04:13

stages but on the last lap, Birgen

was rocking and rolling and having

4:04:134:04:17

to dig deep and then he lost a bit

of concentration down the home

4:04:174:04:21

straight, and when you are in a

fastest loser spot, you've got to

4:04:214:04:24

keep fighting right to the line.

Let's have a look because Kejelcha

4:04:244:04:29

looks so easy, you can see a. Mishal

checking behind, those four were

4:04:294:04:33

away and clear but Birgen coming

down into the home straight,

4:04:334:04:36

starting to drift across a bit. He

was tying up already on the back

4:04:364:04:40

straight. You can see him out shop,

I think he managed to hold onto the

4:04:404:04:44

fifth place, the first fastest loser

but he may not have done although

4:04:444:04:48

the times were fast so he should be

OK.

He just pipped Essalhi for fifth

4:04:484:04:58

place, they were about 7.40 five.

Who knows what'll happen in second

4:04:584:05:02

heat but they were about 745.

Kejelcha winning that. He will go

4:05:024:05:08

seamlessly through to the final.

Time to recover before Sunday and

4:05:084:05:14

I'm sure Kejelcha will start as

favourite. Confirmation of that,

4:05:144:05:18

good archer winning it from

Gebrhiwet, Adomah shall, just pipped

4:05:184:05:25

on the line for second place, so the

Spaniard in third and Balew in

4:05:254:05:30

fourth place and Kipchirchir, it all

went wrong for him, we will find out

4:05:304:05:35

exactly what happened and why he

suddenly was clipped or disappeared

4:05:354:05:39

but he could not get it back so

Kipchirchir, the second American

4:05:394:05:43

will not go through. STUDIO:

4:05:434:05:45

Kipchirchir, the second American

will not go through. STUDIO: The

4:05:454:05:46

second of the heat is coming up

shortly but it gives us a second or

4:05:464:05:49

two to have a look back at Katarina

Johnson-Thompson's clearance in the

4:05:494:05:53

high jump. She had three

4:05:534:05:58

Johnson-Thompson's clearance in the

high jump. She had three failed

4:05:584:05:58

attempts obviously at 1.90 four.

This was the 1.91 clearance which

4:05:584:06:04

has seen her extend her lead or her

lead is 13 points as she goes out.

4:06:044:06:11

What we can see is that when things

connect, when she gets it right, she

4:06:114:06:16

is just a world-class high jumper.

It is just effortless. Everything is

4:06:164:06:21

on point, technically proficient,

and that is what she is capable of

4:06:214:06:25

doing. It is great to watch.

It is a

shame because watching her final

4:06:254:06:31

attempt at 1.94, you think if she

could come at it like that in her

4:06:314:06:34

first round, she could make the

adjustment and probably would have

4:06:344:06:38

got the 94. The first two seem to be

lacking something which is a shame

4:06:384:06:41

but 1.91 is still something good to

take into the next event.

In terms

4:06:414:06:48

of her approach to competition, she

seems to be in a good place, not

4:06:484:06:51

getting too rattled when things were

going wrong. You can see the

4:06:514:06:55

standings as we head towards the

shot put which is not her strongest

4:06:554:06:58

event. Erica Bougard up behind her,

you would say is stronger in the

4:06:584:07:06

shot put than KJT?

Yes, she is but

for me, what we want to see is how

4:07:064:07:11

Catharina is progressing mentally,

going into an event where she knows

4:07:114:07:18

it is not her strongest but we want

to see some technical improvements

4:07:184:07:21

that how she deals with that

mental... I would say a fractional

4:07:214:07:26

disappointment because she would

have wanted the 94, for sure but how

4:07:264:07:29

she copes with that and her attitude

going into the next event is

4:07:294:07:32

crucial. So the few moments she has

got to sort of regain composure,

4:07:324:07:37

think about what she needs to do,

and leave the baggage, the mental

4:07:374:07:44

disappointment, if you like, of the

high jump and move in and get

4:07:444:07:48

technically ready for the shot.

She's good enough, going into the

4:07:484:07:52

long jump, with the shot, as long as

it is half decent, as long as her

4:07:524:07:55

long jump is on, she could decimate

the field going out there. She's

4:07:554:08:00

capable of going over seven metres

when she gets it right and if she

4:08:004:08:03

gets it close, she was 6.91 at the

trials, and if you build on that,

4:08:034:08:09

she can do some damage in the long

jump which is exciting and mentally

4:08:094:08:12

you would like to think and hope

that is what she hold onto so going

4:08:124:08:15

into the shot, bit of disappointment

in the high jump, get a half decent

4:08:154:08:19

shot but knowing the long jump, she

can put a lot of it about.

Soap at

4:08:194:08:24

8:17pm to light when she's lining up

in the 800 metres, we know she can

4:08:244:08:29

8:17pm to light when she's lining up

in the 800 metres, we know she can

4:08:294:08:32

run a decent 800 metres.

But I

wonder, I mean, do you guys think

4:08:324:08:35

that she take that kind of approach,

thinking that far ahead or does she

4:08:354:08:37

dated one event at a time?

She ought

to be taking it one event at a time

4:08:374:08:42

but it is crucial that you just

leave, whatever has happened in the

4:08:424:08:45

event before, you leave it behind

and you move on and focus.

I know

4:08:454:08:50

what saying, historically, she has

not and she's really dwelt on things

4:08:504:08:53

in the wrong way and it has come

back to bite in the backside of it.

4:08:534:08:57

But I think here, we are seeing a

slightly different look on her face.

4:08:574:09:02

We said she's not smiling all the

time, that is not her personality,

4:09:024:09:04

she is quite cool and collected.

Myself, I've noticed a bit of a

4:09:044:09:09

difference in her when she knows

where her and she knows if there are

4:09:094:09:13

weaknesses, she can get ready and

produce in something like long jump.

4:09:134:09:17

I'm thinking more from a standpoint

of thinking ahead, knowing she has

4:09:174:09:20

got events coming up that she is

stronger in so she does not get so

4:09:204:09:24

down on having a disappointing high

jump because she is still in the

4:09:244:09:30

lead, she's right there, she's got

good events coming, 800 metres, long

4:09:304:09:33

job. Don't put so much pressure on

yourself because you have an amazing

4:09:334:09:37

shot put.

Absolutely, her best are

to come but one step at a time as

4:09:374:09:44

well.

Jonathan Davies Great Britain

going in next heat, Steve Cram, more

4:09:444:09:47

used to seeing him turning out for

Wales rugby pitch of late but that

4:09:474:09:50

young man definitely would find a

big tackle a bit of trouble, a very

4:09:504:09:56

different physique!

4:09:564:09:57

COMMENTATOR: I don't know what to

say about that but anyway, Jonathan

4:10:014:10:05

Davies in a tough task. He's got a

difficult qualifying position. It is

4:10:054:10:10

good that he is here, he was

selected despite not being at the

4:10:104:10:13

British trials, given the slot

anyway and in this race, he's got

4:10:134:10:17

pulled Chelimo, the Olympic

silver-medallist at 5000 metres at

4:10:174:10:21

the world bronze-medallist from last

year and you forgot to ask me about

4:10:214:10:27

my pic? It was ages ago and I don't

know if anyone is interested any

4:10:274:10:30

more but it is Selemon Barega who we

will see this race, a talented young

4:10:304:10:37

Ethiopian and I think in the next

three or four years, he's going to

4:10:374:10:40

be a real threat. This is only his

second ever indoor race. He had won

4:10:404:10:45

a couple of weeks ago, performed

superbly well. -- there was one.

4:10:454:10:51

There are of course no need for

indoor tracks in Ethiopian and he

4:10:514:10:55

was a bit confused about the whole

thing and thought he was going to

4:10:554:10:58

fall over and said he was worried

about getting injured, you know,

4:10:584:11:00

putting his weight on one leg but he

seems to get the hang of it pretty

4:11:004:11:04

quickly because he ran a superb 7.36

and in that race he beat Idris, the

4:11:044:11:11

man who defeated Mo Farah in the

World Championships. So Selemon

4:11:114:11:16

Barega is already in second place,

is a massive talent, I think,

4:11:164:11:20

Ethiopia have been looking for the

new Haile Gebrselassie and so forth

4:11:204:11:24

but that is a tough ask. He's a

student of the others, he watches

4:11:244:11:28

films and videos and he's a bit of a

student of his event which I always

4:11:284:11:32

like to hear. Whenever you get a bit

of a history and a bit of a feel for

4:11:324:11:36

who the big names were in how they

competed, it is or was a good thing.

4:11:364:11:39

But that is him, he's in second

place and we have an early leader,

4:11:394:11:43

here, Bruno from Argentina taking it

out.

He's interesting as well, he is

4:11:434:11:49

the new South American record-holder

over 1500 metres having competed in

4:11:494:11:54

Rio over the marathon distance so

he's obviously decided that going

4:11:544:11:57

from one end of the spectrum to the

other, his best bet in this race is

4:11:574:12:01

to keep it moving at a fairly decent

pace and he's doing that, doing a

4:12:014:12:05

good job so far but the rest of the

field are very slow in taking up

4:12:054:12:09

what he is really helping them with,

taking up the offer and settling in

4:12:094:12:13

behind him. They are quite happy to

stay in the second race behind and

4:12:134:12:17

led Bruno do what he does upfront.

I

should mention that someone else who

4:12:174:12:21

may have been a

4:12:214:12:27

may have been a contender, Rop,

running for Bahrain, did not start,

4:12:314:12:32

Kiplangat running for Kenya, a

talented 19-year-old, who has just

4:12:324:12:37

moved in behind pulled Chelimo.

We're not quite sure what happened

4:12:374:12:41

to Kipchirchir in the first heat,

his team-mate. But Bruno has set off

4:12:414:12:47

at a quick enough pace, Chelimo just

starting to get the field moving.

4:12:474:12:51

And when you consider, 7.45, even

Chelimo knows the other guys could

4:12:514:12:56

pick that pace up quite quickly and

head in that direction but I think

4:12:564:12:59

none of those three who are at

leading the chasing pack would

4:12:594:13:02

expect to not be in the top four.

Jonathan Davies will quite like it

4:13:024:13:07

has not got too hard, too soon. He's

still in the race at this point.

May

4:13:074:13:13

be slightly surprised that someone

like Richard Ringer has not gone

4:13:134:13:15

around and tried to go with the

quicker pace. They are aware when

4:13:154:13:18

they come out onto the track in the

second heat, they know what the

4:13:184:13:22

fastest loser times are and what

they need to do do have a chance of

4:13:224:13:26

qualifying if they don't finish in

the top four and that is what Bruno

4:13:264:13:29

has gone and done but the others

have not really reacted to that.

4:13:294:13:32

Jonathan Davies, incidentally, went

to a lecture yesterday afternoon, he

4:13:324:13:37

was hanging around at Birmingham

anyway so he decided he would pop

4:13:374:13:40

along to his lecture and take his

mind off it and then come back and

4:13:404:13:44

race today.

I saw him in a hotel the

other day, very much looking forward

4:13:444:13:49

to it, it is a big stage a big

opportunity, and his personal best

4:13:494:13:55

this year, 7.50, they are operating

at around that, the second group

4:13:554:13:59

although they have stretched out

now, Selemon Barega picking the pace

4:13:594:14:03

up, Kiplangat and Chelimo following

him, and then the athlete from

4:14:034:14:08

Djibouti, Bashir, also in that

group. -- Youssouf Hiss Bachir.

4:14:084:14:13

Ringer tried to hang on, bit of a

gap with Davies to the back of that

4:14:134:14:17

group. It is because Selemon Barega

has got things moving.

Looking back

4:14:174:14:21

down the field, Simoya Campbell, who

comes in with a season's best of

4:14:214:14:28

7.40, has run well indoors so far

this year is right off the back, I

4:14:284:14:31

don't know if we missed something or

if he's just not running well today.

4:14:314:14:36

Jonathan Davies sadly falling off

the back of the pack, further back

4:14:364:14:39

behind Tima Tamoi Campbell.

--

behind him is Simoya Campbell. Is

4:14:394:14:46

not moving to catch up and if

something did before, he might have

4:14:464:14:49

missed it at the back of the field,

Selemon Barega getting things

4:14:494:14:54

moving, 2.37, first, to, that was a

Bruno, they were much lower, about

4:14:544:14:58

2.41 but they have picked up pretty

substantially since then. Barragan

4:14:584:15:04

leading it with 1200 metres left. --

Selemon Barega leading it. Gradually

4:15:044:15:10

building up. This kid has got speed

as well. I think he does not lack

4:15:104:15:15

confidence. He is happy to run the

front I think he think he thinks he

4:15:154:15:19

has two did out a little bit more.

He has speed and he will get quicker

4:15:194:15:22

as he gets a bit stronger in the

latter stages. He will be worried

4:15:224:15:26

about the kick of the likes of

Chelimo, who can kick hard, we know

4:15:264:15:30

that Sony is keeping the pace up,

here, wants to not make any

4:15:304:15:34

mistakes. -- so he is giving.

4:15:344:15:41

He has gone for his first experience

of indoors. Jonathan Davies sadly

4:15:414:15:47

doesn't look as though he's having a

good day at there. He's not been

4:15:474:15:50

able to stay with him and is quickly

getting to touch now.

So Chelimo

4:15:504:15:54

picks it up than. Kiplangat, the

19-year-old Kenyan, alongside the

4:15:544:16:01

18-year-old Ethiopian. He's pleased

you still involved in here. The

4:16:014:16:05

Italian has got a chance. Bruno

still involved. Four to go through.

4:16:054:16:12

They have got a chance with the

fastest losers, because as any two

4:16:124:16:17

fast losers from the first one, so

Barega back in front once more.

4:16:174:16:23

Pushing and shoving. Hopefully they

will take a lenient view of that

4:16:234:16:31

happening. They are starting to get

themselves ready as the screws get

4:16:314:16:36

turned. Barega pressures are part.

He was in the 5000 metres at the

4:16:364:16:43

World

4:16:434:16:48

World Championships and once more,

Barega, these two teenagers really

4:16:484:16:52

going at it here. Chelimo will be

happy just to finish in the top

4:16:524:16:58

four. Kiplangat was not going to let

him pass easily so just stretching

4:16:584:17:03

out now. We have lost a couple

there. The Italian is still in

4:17:034:17:08

there. There is a gap of there. He

elbowed his way through. Should we

4:17:084:17:16

let him get away with that?

I

wouldn't! He basically boxed his way

4:17:164:17:22

through that gap there and I don't

think that is fair racing. I don't

4:17:224:17:26

think that was fair at all. Bashir

had the previous lap comedies been

4:17:264:17:32

knocked off his stride. He was

looking comfortable and now he has

4:17:324:17:36

lost it.

Young Barega surges to the

front. Kiplangat wanted to hold him

4:17:364:17:44

off and these two teenagers

sprinting down the back straight,

4:17:444:17:48

this is where inexperience comes in,

because they are qualified. Barega

4:17:484:17:56

and Kiplangat are having a battle,

Kenya and Ethiopian. Look at this. I

4:17:564:18:02

want to win this, he says, thank you

very much, and he does.

4:18:024:18:11

very much, and he does. I think they

will go through as the fastest

4:18:114:18:13

losers. We'll wait to see how things

work out. This is the own man I

4:18:134:18:18

mentioned at the start. I like the

way he conducts himself. I think

4:18:184:18:22

he's a real talent, only 18, Barega

and don't be surprised in Tokyo if

4:18:224:18:27

they are talking about him.

Campbell

has not had a good run today. And

4:18:274:18:33

Jonathan Davies now, as well, it's

not been a great experience in front

4:18:334:18:37

of his home crowd tonight. He will

go away and learn from that. That

4:18:374:18:42

was a very, very impressive run by

Barega and Kiplangat, the experience

4:18:424:18:47

of Chelimo letting those two get on

with their ego competition at the

4:18:474:18:54

front. They did need to be battling

at this point although I'm not sure

4:18:544:18:59

Barega looks like he is battling. He

looks as though he is cruising, not

4:18:594:19:04

working hard, but his eyes are fixed

on the line and he could have

4:19:044:19:08

checked the screen to see how far

clear he was in a qualifying

4:19:084:19:12

position and saved a little bit of

energy for the final.

And it'll bit

4:19:124:19:20

of barging there. Chelimo had a bit

of a stumble on the penultimate lap.

4:19:204:19:29

There is the result. No problems

with it. They are definitely going

4:19:294:19:36

through, the top four. Jonathan

Davies, aged 21, not a good day for

4:19:364:19:42

him.

4:19:424:19:49

That's the last event on the track

for this morning's session. The

4:19:494:19:53

women's shot put will start in about

ten minutes' time. That's when we go

4:19:534:20:00

off air on BBC Two, so we would

switch coverage to the red button

4:20:004:20:04

and you can see it because Katarina

Johnson-Thompson is in first place

4:20:044:20:12

above the USA, so she needs a good

solid throw to take into this

4:20:124:20:15

evening. Look back at the Women's

400m, the British in particular.

4:20:154:20:24

Clark, the new British number one,

had a very confident race a little

4:20:244:20:28

bit earlier on, qualifying in first

place, and you are quite impressed

4:20:284:20:32

by her tactics?

Yes,

4:20:324:20:35

place, and you are quite impressed

by her tactics?

Yes, she was able to

4:20:354:20:36

take the running she did last year

in the relay, very impressive in

4:20:364:20:42

both rounds, she was able to do the

same thing here, taking it

4:20:424:20:46

aggressively and controlling the

race from start to finish which is

4:20:464:20:49

exactly what you would need to do.

On the outside lane, you have your

4:20:494:20:57

big competitor. She was able to

establish herself. Be aggressive

4:20:574:21:00

right there, take that first lane,

don't let anybody else take it away

4:21:004:21:04

and she did exactly what you needed

to do there, and controlled the

4:21:044:21:07

race, taking advantage, looking at

the screen, making sure what

4:21:074:21:13

position she is in and what position

her competitors are in, but I was

4:21:134:21:17

impressed with her. She's in very

good shape, able to pull away from

4:21:174:21:22

the crowd after taking it

aggressively in the first 200

4:21:224:21:25

metres. That some impressive running

from her.

She did not panic and held

4:21:254:21:32

her form really well when Balkwill

came up on her shoulder. She was

4:21:324:21:37

very strong and commanding.

That

world medal in the relay, what they

4:21:374:21:44

did for her in training, the beaming

smile said it really gave her belief

4:21:444:21:48

and motivation. She looks like this

afternoon and this evening's

4:21:484:21:52

semifinal will be a very interesting

one for her indeed.

It's adjusting

4:21:524:21:58

your ability. She's able to use that

fuelled to get her through these

4:21:584:22:02

long winter months and she has come

out looking great, real maturity,

4:22:024:22:09

commanding performance and is

optimistic she will progress nicely.

4:22:094:22:12

And Doyle is ordinarily over the

hurdles, she always likes to run in

4:22:124:22:19

doors on the flat. She runs in the

relays as well and also looking in

4:22:194:22:23

good shape.

Yes, she looked very

good. I spoke with her yesterday and

4:22:234:22:30

asked if she was worried about the

Women's 400m and she said it's

4:22:304:22:34

relaxing. She is concentrating on

the hurdles and it looks like she's

4:22:344:22:38

having a good time. Is a very

focused athlete. In a good position.

4:22:384:22:43

Some smart running here where she

gets some positions and tax. -- tax

4:22:434:22:53

in on the inside. But exactly what

she does that smack tucks in. You

4:22:534:23:01

can see her come off this next bend

in a position. She runs forward on

4:23:014:23:07

the home stretch which she does

Brinkley write here putting yourself

4:23:074:23:11

in position, moving to the outside

now. She uses her strength on the

4:23:114:23:18

inside. That's a great 400-metre

run. She was able to move to the

4:23:184:23:25

outside. Puts herself in position

with clear space ahead to make a run

4:23:254:23:28

for the finish line passing Healy on

the inside. She guarantees her

4:23:284:23:36

position into the next round.

Afterwards she spoke to us.

4:23:364:23:42

Safely through.

Yes, thankfully. A

4:23:424:23:48

Safely through.

Yes, thankfully. A

little bit

4:23:484:23:48

Safely through.

Yes, thankfully. A

little bit messy at the break-out,

4:23:484:23:49

but I was happy to get automatic

qualifier.

As you say, at the

4:23:494:23:58

breakdown, when it came into the

lane, there was three of you clear,

4:23:584:24:01

did you know that and what we

thinking?

I was just focusing on my

4:24:014:24:06

own race. When I got caught up on

the break, I tried to relax and

4:24:064:24:11

thought, I will wait to hit the home

straight and make a surge for home

4:24:114:24:15

and qualified.

In the men's, the

third heat, all the men were

4:24:154:24:21

discovered five in the third heat

for a lane infringement. Did you see

4:24:214:24:25

that and was it something you are

very aware of in indoor running?

I

4:24:254:24:30

didn't know what had happened but I

heard about it beforehand. You just

4:24:304:24:35

run it. I don't know where I am too

much about the lane, and you can

4:24:354:24:43

overthink it. Had I known that

beforehand, you could be focusing on

4:24:434:24:47

where the line is and if you just

run naturally, you should be OK, but

4:24:474:24:51

I have never ever heard of that

happening. Touchwood, I will be all

4:24:514:24:54

right in my semifinal.

Obviously you

have a semifinal later. You said you

4:24:544:25:00

wanted to win it.

How do you feel?

It's difficult because you want to

4:25:004:25:05

get a better lane because it's all

about the lane choice here, but,

4:25:054:25:09

like I said, I'm happy to get

qualifying. We will have a rest, go

4:25:094:25:13

back, have a look, get the semifinal

draw and see what needs to be done

4:25:134:25:17

but I think it's a case for me of

running as fast as I can add there.

4:25:174:25:23

Fantastic, we can't wait for it.

Thanks very much.

That will be

4:25:234:25:28

8:30pm this evening. The semifinals

and the men followed the women. If

4:25:284:25:34

you have ever wondered why the don't

do 400-metre hurdles in doors, think

4:25:344:25:38

about it. Let's talk a little bit

about tonight, what's coming up,

4:25:384:25:45

aside from those heats. The long

jump as well. We have a star from

4:25:454:25:50

London here. What are you expecting

from that field?

Lawson, in my

4:25:504:25:58

opinion, is one of the most talented

athletes it had for long time. He is

4:25:584:26:05

the whole package. Those who have

been battling slightly last year, it

4:26:054:26:11

is going to be a really interesting

race. I think it's going to one of

4:26:114:26:16

the best we've seen. I think the

quality of the guys and what they

4:26:164:26:21

are doing in the event is going to

make it something special. Ten days

4:26:214:26:26

ago, I saw him run fast.

We will

find out tonight but are you a good

4:26:264:26:32

watcher of an event when you are not

in it?

Yes and no. I can appreciate

4:26:324:26:39

what the guys are doing and I know a

lot of them really well. So from

4:26:394:26:43

that point of view, I enjoy watching

what's going on.

4:26:434:26:50

what's going on. It's these chess

battles on going constantly,

4:26:514:26:53

somebody leading and how people

respond and I love watching it from

4:26:534:26:57

a spectator point of view but I'm

always desperate to be in there.

4:26:574:27:00

Let's have a look at the line-up for

the women's 60-metre coming up later

4:27:004:27:04

on this evening because perhaps

Michael

4:27:044:27:09

on this evening because perhaps

Michael and Denise, these could have

4:27:094:27:10

been kinder for Asha Philip, who

looked very good this morning, very

4:27:104:27:15

confident qualification, but she has

been drawn in lane four with

4:27:154:27:25

Schippers and Thompson in there as

well, and absolutely loaded

4:27:254:27:29

semifinal for her to content?

It is

loaded but you think about Ahoure

4:27:294:27:34

and Thompson as 100-metre runners,

and they are amazing. Great

4:27:344:27:40

competitors. When you come

4:27:404:27:47

competitors. When you come indoors,

Philip has an advantage. They are

4:27:474:27:50

not hugely powerful athlete and will

take awhile to get into their

4:27:504:27:53

running, so it's not as bad as it

may look. It is tough, tough run,

4:27:534:28:00

but it's not tough when you think

about Helene Thompson as a 60-metre

4:28:004:28:04

runner and Ahoure as the Olympic

champion.

She's in her hotel now and

4:28:044:28:08

will take those words and run with

them.

If there is a time in her

4:28:084:28:13

career that it choosing the time of

her life, she really is in that

4:28:134:28:21

mental state where she will look at

that and say, yes, it could have

4:28:214:28:25

been easier but I'm ready.

I agree.

She will know she has a bit of an

4:28:254:28:33

advantage. She's incredibly well

focus at the moment and I think she

4:28:334:28:36

believes more in her ability. I

think she will look at that as a

4:28:364:28:39

great challenge rather than a

negative in any way.

You've got to

4:28:394:28:43

go past those women anyway to get

the final.

You've got to have the

4:28:434:28:47

same mindset so Elaine Thompson will

bring her mindset to this, as an

4:28:474:28:53

Olympian, and she will have to bring

a championship mindset to it as

4:28:534:28:57

well, the same she said you had

earlier in the day. Take it one

4:28:574:29:01

round at a time, very focused.

She

needs to continue that. That shot

4:29:014:29:07

but competition for the cage 80 and

those other pentathlon women, there

4:29:074:29:11

she is, it will start soon --

Johnson-Thompson, we will be on the

4:29:114:29:17

red button for that and she knows of

the five event today, it's the

4:29:174:29:21

weakest, the one she needs to pull

something out of the bag to get in

4:29:214:29:25

contention for the long jump which

is arguably her world-class event

4:29:254:29:28

later and then the 800 metres. 12

metres, you think will be a good

4:29:284:29:33

mark for her?

I think it will be a

solid mark and it's about damage

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limitation. If she can do that, she

can relax into her long jump.

Thank

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you very much, guys and you come

back later for some more? We will

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see you at 550 PM on BBC Two.

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Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Championships at Birmingham Arena. Friday morning's session includes the first round of the women's 60m and 400m, and the start of the men's heptathlon and the women's pentathlon.

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