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World Indoor Championships - Day 2, Part 2

Live coverage of the World Championships from Birmingham, including men's long jump final, women's shot put and 60m finals, and the semi-finals of the both men's and women's 400m.


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A powerful run. It's her personal

best.

All smiles from Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson. That's more like

it. What a performance from Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson!

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Johnson-Thompson!

The heat is on.

It

should be her time now.

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In the next few hours, we shall see

if it is. It's a big night for

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Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson,

going for gold in the pentathlon. If

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you have not been able to go out

today because of the snow and

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freezing conditions, stay right

where you are. We have some great

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action for you over the next four

hours with the likes of Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson and last month's

medal winner for Great Britain,

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Laura Muir, all in action. A lot of

people have braved conditions to be

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here this evening. It was supposed

to be a sell-out, but not quite

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everyone is in their place. But I am

delighted that these three. Greg

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Rutherford had no choice, he can't

get out of Birmingham! But you

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always intended to be here because

it is the men's long jump this

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evening. Denise Lewis and Michael

Dobson are here for what could be a

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great evening for Katarina

Johnson-Thompson. She has got

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herself into a great position.

Yeah.

The talk before these championships

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was, could she deliver on her

potential? Could she mentally hold

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the pentathlon together and deliver

a performance that justifies her

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potential? And so far, it's looking

really good.

And the long jump

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final, Greg, you say it's not just

all about one person.

No, I think

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Lawson has jumped well. He is a fast

athlete and could be one to watch.

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And we have the women's 60m. It is

wide open, Michael.

It is. There are

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a lot of races that these ladies

today. It's going to be exciting.

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Once we get into the semifinals, we

will start to see who emerges as a

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potential medallist because that

race is wide open.

Well, let's just

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mark your card as to how your

evening is going to pan out.

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As Denise said, Katarina

Johnson-Thompson has left herself in

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a great position. Here is how her

day unfolded. First up on the track,

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we have the 60m hurdles for the

pentathlon. It is all done in one

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day.

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day.

Is this an opportunity for

Katarina Johnson-Thompson?

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Dadic. The medal contender is out.

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Rodriguez, last try.

That was much

better! That's more like it. She's

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in the lead overall. Shot put next.

She moves to the back of the circle.

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That is a really big shot put from

Katarina Johnson-Thompson. That is

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huge. That is going to make such a

difference to her.

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difference to her. Rodriguez, her

final put. That put her into first

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place.

She looks relieved and this morning

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the word was that if she gets

something with a 12, she will put

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herself in a good position.

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According to our stats expert, who

knows a thing or two, he has

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crunched the numbers and if they

both hit their PBs, that is what the

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outcome would be. She would have

called by some way from Rodriguez.

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There is some room for comfort that.

But obviously, hitting your PB in a

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major championship is perhaps easier

said than done. But for her, you

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would think it would be the event

she would want next, the long jump.

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Yeah. She's jumping well again. 6.71

at the trials. She's looking good on

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the runway. Does she need to hit

that personal best? I don't think

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so. She just needs to feel confident

and do what she does best in the

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long jump. When she is confident,

it's all good.

She has had wobbles

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in the long jump in a major

championship in Beijing. But it's

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about here, I know what I have got

to do. She has made her first jump,

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which must be a comfort for a long

jumper.

Absolutely. We saw that a

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lot of people are struggling with

the runway. It is a quick runway,

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which soon suit Kat. If you tax it,

she could jump big today -- if she

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attacks it.

As they introduce... I

was about to say the contestants,

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but the athletes! As they are

introduced, these women have already

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been introduced and have to go

through it again. It just ramps up

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the nerves, doesn't it?

But it adds

a bit of razzmatazz to the event,

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which is nice. We need that. I think

the athletes don't really mind, as

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long as they can get through it

quickly and keep their minds in a

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safe place, this is fine.

There was

a big smile on her face just there.

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Michael, she must know this is an

event she loves and an event she

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knows she can do in front of a home

crowd.

I'm not sure if you can judge

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how Kat is feeling based on what you

see. It goes up and down. She's

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pretty cagey when it comes to

showing exactly what she is feeling.

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I think you wait and see. Also, her

mood and her emotional state are

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somewhat dictated by how she

performs and how the competition is

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going for her.

What we did see which

we don't normally see is the

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expression of joyous emotion in the

shot put. I talked earlier about how

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she could respond to coming into an

event that she hasn't been good at,

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and that is what she is capable of.

She has the ability. That body

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language, the buoyancy you see is

fantastic. That will bode well

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moving into the long jump.

It feels

a long time ago that it all started

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in the hurdles. They were first out

on the track this morning, those

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women. Five events in one day is

more than they used to. It is an

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arduous day but she did the hurdles

this morning. She equalled her

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season's best. It wasn't as

explosive, perhaps, as you were

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hoping, but it was a steady start.

It was steady. She got through it

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safely to put herself in contention.

We know she struggles getting out of

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the blocks with those long levers,

but moving through to the high jump,

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we know her capabilities and this

was a great jump, 1.91. She made it

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look easy.

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look easy.

Shame she couldn't get a

few more points, but to do what she

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did in the shot put, she will have

forgotten that by now.

First put, a

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new personal best. Look at that

place. I thought it was great. There

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was a sense of relief, as there is

one athlete has been working and

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they the benefits.

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they the benefits.

Again, I am

hesitant to try to read into that

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what it means, because I believe

that based on what we have seen

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before, it can change in a

heartbeat. So in terms of what she

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needs to do, she doesn't need a PB.

She doesn't need to be thinking

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about what happened before in the

long jump, just focus, as Greg said,

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getting a safe jump. That then build

the confidence.

We can also see that

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she is not dwelling on the fact that

the high jump didn't go as well as

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she was hoping. It was below par.

But she reacted well in getting a PB

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in an event that she is known for

not being that great at. It should

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give her the confidence to go out

and enjoy an event that she loves

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doing.

6.93 is her PB indoors for

long jump. There is clear water

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between her and Rodriguez.

And

Rodriguez has never jumped indoors.

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Kat has a lot of experience.

What is

the difference for Rodriguez if she

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hasn't jumped indoors?

The biggest

thing in an indoor arena is that

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there is no wind. With the long

jump, it is good to have a bit of a

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following wind to give you an

impetus to jump at the end. She will

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not have that. You are on a raised

board here, so you are not on the

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solid track that you would be

outdoors. There are real

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differences. Generally, it suits the

lighter jumpers. But we will see how

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she responds. The Cubans are

incredible jumpers, so I expect her

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to do well.

She will be getting

ready to jump shortly in that long

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jump competition which is just about

to get under way. Steve Backley will

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be all over it.

I am indeed, Gabby.

It has been a compelling morning for

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Hopefully, she is refreshed and

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rested after three events in that

first morning session.

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first morning session. The long jump

is the penultimate event. And it is

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Erica Bougard of the United States.

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She is carrying a hip injury. No,

that was an infringement. It sounded

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OK. Must have been a small foul. She

is saying it was just beyond the

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legal limit. Crikey, that is about

as close as you get without a foul.

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Greg Rutherford was talking about

this. Katarina Johnson-Thompson will

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want to get a good jump in. That was

not valid for Erica Bougard.

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There is the line-up for the first

of the five heats.

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of the five heats. There has been a

slight redraw in this one. Silence

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inside the arena.

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inside the arena. This should be a

good race.

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Boons has set a new personal best

this season. Andrea Vargas of Costa

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Rica in three.

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Watch for Neziri, the Finnish

athlete. She is alongside Nelvis,

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who heads this very strong American

contingent in the women's hurdles.

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They have the three quickest times.

So the United States could form a

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clean sweep here.

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Eefje Boons, Andrea Vargas, Sharika

Nelvis, Nooralotta Neziri, Elizabeth

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El Torito, Stephanie Bendrat. Four

to go to automatically. A good start

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by Veronica Borsi. Through comes

Sharika Nelvis. Looking very

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comfortable. 7.97 for Sharika

Nelvis. And in fact it is a Elisavet

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Pesiridou of Greece who is down, the

last barrier her undoing. A

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demonstration of what can go wrong

in the hurdles. And Elisavet

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Pesiridou might have been expected

to come through, but Sharika Nelvis

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avoiding such pitfalls, and she is

through to the semifinals. Take us

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through this.

Eefje Boons can be

difficult for some athletes,

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especially burglars, because you get

a trampoline effect and, if you are

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not used to that, running

consistently on these boards, it can

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be tricky, and that is what happened

to the Greek lady. But Sharika

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Nelvis is quality. I think she will

be looking forward to encountering

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her fellow countryman later. 7.90

seven. It looks great.

A great start

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by Stephanie Bendrat, who has been

going so well this season. She just

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clipped the barrier, but Sharika

Nelvis was going so well. Contrast

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macro --

a contrast to Glasgow, but

totally in control here, cruising

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through dress up eight second

performance, looking comfortable. --

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through to a below eight second.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson looking

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forward to her first long jump,

penultimate event in the Pentax

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long. At the moment, she is in

second place, 13 points behind

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Rodriguez, the Cuban. But this is an

event where she can dominate, she

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can definitely get back into the

lead, and she would expect to. And

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possibly she'd expect to get some

daylight between her and the rest of

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the world season's best personal

best, something in excess of 6.50

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would be great. It's a good jump.

Waiting to see the white flag. It

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is. Look at that, a really good

start. In and around 6.5 metres. Was

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that a shake of the head? Good

effort.

She should be pleased,

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controlled the runway really well,

didn't lengthen like sometimes,

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plenty of room. Rate start. -- great

start.

Her coach looking on, 6.50

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exactly, a really good start. With

Rodriguez to go next, and Ivona

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Dadic a couple points behind, she

needs to marker out and put pressure

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on the other girls.

That's what she

done, because Rodriguez's PB is just

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6.29 from this year. Can she

respond? It's around the six-metre

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mark, way down on Johnson Thompson,

and it's a foul. So Rodriguez, the

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leader, a foul in the first round,

under the pressure. She wouldn't

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have wanted that.

The tiniest of

margins, just drifting. But now

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Katarina is settled, she's got 6.50

in the bank, it's up to the other

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girls to put the marker down. Kat

can now build on that. She is in the

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driving seat, exactly what you want

in the first round. Ivona Dadic of

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Russia, in third place coming into

this long jump. Season best of 6.35,

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so down on Johnson Thompson also in

her best effort. Somewhere just over

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six metres for Ivona Dadic, as we

come towards the end of this first

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round of jumping. Only three jumps

for each competitor, and then just

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the 800 metres to come.

Just the

celebrating -- decelerating into the

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board. She got an indoor best of

6.21 and she has jumped 6.22 this

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year.

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year. 6.29 for Ivona Dadic, that's

good, that's solid, it keeps her

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pursuit of a medal on course.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson will feel,

I imagine, pretty good about that

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opening jump. What's it like, when

you see the white flag and you know

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you've nailed a solid jump which has

given you a good amount of points?

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Gilles Villeneuve couldn't.

Absolutely, and looking at Kat's

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jump, technically very sound. If she

has more pressure, she will propel

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herself to a bigger one. She has a

lovely upright position through the

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air, no rotation. If she really put

some mustard on that, she will go

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far today, I think.

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far today, I think.

What are you

seeing from the other girls,

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Rodriguez and Dadic? Rodriguez

getting a red flag, so she will feel

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a bit on edge, knowing she's got to

pull one out of the bag. And you

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said Dadic was a bit on her toes.

She's coming in in a plant or flex

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position, breaking before she has a

chance to take off, so she's

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elongate in her foot and not getting

underneath herself, not striking

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underneath her hips to give herself

a catalyst to really push off the

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board and jump far, and it is

because they are forcing it more,

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desperate to get a distance out

there to get close to Kat, and

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because of that they are making

mistakes they shouldn't make. The

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other risk, with your foot out, is

there is a chance of injury.

Let's

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get back out there but for the

second heat of the women's 60

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hurdles.

This second heat, fairly

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straightforward qualification, but

what a moment for Megan Marrs, a

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city of Lisbon athlete, Loughborough

student at the moment, and a long

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time since somebody from Northern

Ireland represented the British team

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in the championships. In fact, her

mum competed in the European indoors

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in 1988 she will be up against

Christina Manning, one of the

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favourites in this event. We've just

seen Sharika Nelvis looking calm and

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straightforward qualifications, 7.90

seven. An experienced Austrian,

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Beate Schrott. There she is, she has

set six personal best in my

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reckoning this season, huge

improvement, she didn't like the

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qualifying time set by British

athletics, which I'll explain in a

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minute. Andrea Grant Jovic, Isabelle

Pedersen Norway. A former junior

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champion. Yes Megan Marrs, the IAAF,

once countries have put their

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entries in, have a chance to draw

further down the entries list, and

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they sent individual invites. She is

a pay against one of the best in the

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world, Christina Manning. -- she is

up against. She missed out on a

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medal last year at the World

Championships. Not by much. And

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Kendra Harrison is yet to go, from

the USA, with three great 60-metre

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hurdlers. Four to go through.

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Christina Manning got out well. It

is Christina Manning and Isabelle

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Pedersen.

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Pedersen. Andrea Ivancevic taking

third. I reckon Megan Marrs might

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have got this fifth or sixth. Colin

is screwing his face up, going, you

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got that wrong, Steve. We'll sort it

out. We are heading for a USA one,

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two, three, we?

Possibly, but I'm

sure that others will have something

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to say about that. It seems to be a

good place for her. But Pedersen

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from Denmark, we know her quality.

We've seen her many times on the

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circuit, but now another

opportunity. Christina Manning from

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the United States, she got the

invite here because she won the

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indoor tour, she just missed out on

automatic selection for the US

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championships, but she finished

third in that, incredibly fast time.

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For me, she is a person you need to

watch out for, because she is more

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than capable of producing a red-hot

performance.

Eline Berings got the

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fourth spot. Looking at Megan Marrs,

a huge moment for her, she couldn't

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have begun the season thinking she'd

compete at the world indoor

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championships.

And massive moment,

up against people she's watched on

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the screen for many years, and she

can't believe she is warming up

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alongside them. A good opportunity

to experience what it's like. She

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ended up in six, in 8.28. She will

go home and be happy with it.

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Christina Manning, watching her

back, you seemed to slow down at the

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end so comfortably through.

Yeah, I

just want to get everything going on

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and that's what I did.

You had a

massive performance in last weekend

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to secure your place through a wild

card. What's it's been like

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preparing at the last minute and

getting ready for this?

We've been

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preparing for this all year, you

know. It doesn't really feel

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last-minute. When I didn't make the

US team, I was like, I'm going to

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win Glasgow and make that team, so

I've been preparing since the

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beginning of the season.

The US team

is so incredible, you came third in

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the trials with an incredible trial

and still didn't make the team. How

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much is that helped to push your

performances, knowing that your

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compatriots are so good?

It pushes

me every time because you want to be

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the best, and I am competing against

the best. I go out there I go after

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it every time.

Fantastic. Thank you

for speaking to us. Of luck later.

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Thank you. -- best of luck.

A nice performance, and what a way

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to keep the draft of your neck,

earrings with pom-poms on pigs

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Christina Manning looking good, and

it personal best from Pedersen. --

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earrings with pom-poms on them.

Christina Manning looking good.

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The US champion, Erica Bougard, has

been pushed out of the medals, the

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US champion, but there is a foul in

the first round of the long jump. We

0:27:060:27:12

are into the second round, Erica

Bougard looking to make amends. Big

0:27:120:27:14

acceleration. It's around the

six-metre mark. It's a good job.

0:27:140:27:21

Valid jump, at least.

She

accelerated into the board, like you

0:27:210:27:27

should, but she didn't really get

across it. Her hips went back early,

0:27:270:27:32

the head comes down, and she comes

in for an early landing. More like a

0:27:320:27:37

forward somersault. You need to keep

your body upright and fly deeper

0:27:370:27:40

into the pit.

A bit forced, still in

fourth place.

0:27:400:27:48

Somewhere in Texas or California,

there is a conveyor belt, and

0:27:490:27:52

American women hurdlers just come

off it. You are such good hurdlers.

0:27:520:27:58

There is always somebody else coming

to bolster it. You've got a world

0:27:580:28:03

record-holder, and it's not enough,

it could be two, three.

Bidgood, and

0:28:030:28:09

you are right, there are so many

hurdlers, and it's not it's an event

0:28:090:28:12

everybody does. Not everybody does

it. It's a difficult event. There is

0:28:120:28:19

just a tradition over the years. You

think back, Gail Devers, amazing

0:28:190:28:25

hurdler, and it's always been that

way but it's very competitive at the

0:28:250:28:30

NCAA level, and I think they push

one another, and it breeds a

0:28:300:28:36

fantastic group of athletes.

Christina Manning the latest one of

0:28:360:28:38

those. Let's get back out to the

long jump with Steve Backley.

0:28:380:28:45

Katarina Johnson-Thompson really

solid in the first round, 6.50, and

0:28:450:28:50

the good news for her is that the

competitors are faltering.

I think

0:28:500:28:56

you are right. She has cemented

herself in that position. I'm not

0:28:560:28:59

sure the opposition can respond.

Rodriguez's best indoors is 6.29.

0:28:590:29:04

It's up to Kat to express herself

and get the biggest other she can

0:29:040:29:11

going into the 800 metres so she

doesn't have to run too fast.

A new

0:29:110:29:17

role this year, 30 seconds for the

horizontal jumps and throws, and her

0:29:170:29:24

clock has begun. She has to start

the run up before it gets to zero.

0:29:240:29:29

Johnson Thompson, round two, to back

up that 6.50 first round ever.

0:29:290:29:34

Cheering from the crowd. Thumbs up,

Tony.

I think it's exactly the same.

0:29:340:29:40

She might have a few more

centimetres. Drifted off. She puts

0:29:400:29:45

her foot across herself, but she is

controlling the runway. It isn't

0:29:450:29:49

overextending. Drifting a bit, but

that's fine.

0:29:490:30:00

that's fine. 6.43 for Kat, backing

it up. No improvement, but she

0:30:000:30:04

stayed out in front. The only

athlete who can really threaten is

0:30:040:30:08

Rodriguez. But has that foul...? She

looks a bit anxious, knowing that

0:30:080:30:18

she really needs to get one in here

to take the pressure off.

0:30:180:30:25

That is not enough. It is a legal

jump, which maintains her movement

0:30:280:30:36

towards the podium. However, she

overrotates and doesn't get across

0:30:360:30:41

the board.

0:30:410:30:46

the board.

She has a lifetime best

of 6.29m. This is 6.15, pushes her

0:30:470:30:55

into third place. Going well for

Johnson-Thompson.

Onto the third

0:30:550:31:03

heat in the 60m hurdles, which

includes another athlete from Great

0:31:030:31:11

Britain, who goes in lane one.

0:31:110:31:23

Marilyn Nwawulor got the qualifying

time in Belgium last month. She is a

0:31:430:31:48

multi-eventer. We have been talking

about the crossover from heptathlon

0:31:480:31:53

and pentathlon to hurdling.

Alongside her, the Romanian. Talking

0:31:530:32:00

about who might challenge the

Americans, the German athlete is in

0:32:000:32:05

lane three. This is the third of

five heats in the women's 60m

0:32:050:32:11

hurdles. Cleanly away.

0:32:110:32:22

hurdles. Cleanly away. Charlton of

the Bahamas goes swiftly.

0:32:220:32:30

the Bahamas goes swiftly. She was

flying in lane eight. A good run by

0:32:300:32:34

Visser as well, but it was Charlton

who sneaked it on the line. We will

0:32:340:32:40

keep an eye on the time of Marilyn

Nwawulor in lane one. I think

0:32:400:32:47

Charlton has taken that. A good race

and a season's best time for

0:32:470:32:57

Charlton. Someone is very excited in

the crowd. But a good run from

0:32:570:33:03

Charlton.

Yeah, you're right. In the

middle, you can sneak away without

0:33:030:33:11

anyone noticing you, and that is

what she did. When you are as

0:33:110:33:18

competent a hurdle as that, there is

no need to panic. Just do your

0:33:180:33:22

stuff. And that is exactly what she

did McCain through comfortably to

0:33:220:33:28

take the second position.

Looking at

Marilyn Nwawulor, she was given a

0:33:280:33:34

time of 8.22, so the two who are not

the automatic qualifiers here are

0:33:340:33:39

the two fastest losers at the

moment. So it is not a bad run.

0:33:390:33:45

Yeah, it's clean and aggressive.

0:33:450:33:52

Yeah, it's clean and aggressive. It

was a good, solid run.

0:33:520:33:58

We are getting towards the end of

the second round in this long jump

0:34:180:34:21

pentathlon. Ivona Dadic, 6.29 in the

first round.

Ran much better than

0:34:210:34:33

her first round. She gets a white

flag, but she is bending on the

0:34:330:34:38

board. As she puts her foot in, the

need buckle is a bit. She turns her

0:34:380:34:44

head back in take-off, so you are

not carrying the speed across the

0:34:440:34:48

board, which is what you need to do.

Ivona Dadic at the moment is the one

0:34:480:34:52

who can really challenge.

0:34:520:34:59

who can really challenge. But she is

not a better 800m runner.

0:34:590:35:05

A clumsy effort for Nana Djimou.

Not

really getting the speed.

0:35:130:35:24

really getting the speed. She

doesn't really complete the

0:35:240:35:25

take-off.

0:35:250:35:30

Harrison is going in the next heat

in the 60m hurdles, another

0:35:460:35:50

phenomenal pergola. Michael, the

world-record holder has had a mixed

0:35:500:35:53

bag. She didn't qualify for Rio and

didn't make it to the top three in

0:35:530:35:57

US trials. She finished outside the

medals in London as well. She to

0:35:570:36:02

feel that her time, she is one of

those people who you would not

0:36:020:36:08

begrudge being on the top of the

heap here.

Right, but just because

0:36:080:36:13

you are the world record-holder,

doesn't mean that you are an amazing

0:36:130:36:16

competitor. That is what she had to

work on. She had to work on her

0:36:160:36:20

competitiveness and the ability to

deliver those impressive

0:36:200:36:23

performances that she is capable of

when it counts, knowing that she is

0:36:230:36:27

the favourite. That seems to have

been a problem for her over the last

0:36:270:36:31

few years. It will be interesting to

see what she does here. This is an

0:36:310:36:36

opportunity for her to get a global

medal. Interesting to say that,

0:36:360:36:40

given that she is the world

record-holder, with no global

0:36:400:36:43

metals. It is not only in the UK

that there is that problem. We have

0:36:430:36:47

that problem in the US as well.

0:36:470:36:53

It is interesting that you say that,

because there is room for so many

0:36:590:37:02

things to go wrong with the hurdles

that if you can't make it through

0:37:020:37:05

the rounds, you will be punished at

some point.

You will be, but that is

0:37:050:37:12

not something you would expect from

Harrison here. She is such a

0:37:120:37:16

beautiful hurdler to watch, very

aggressive and dynamic. It is just

0:37:160:37:20

that mental chink in her armour

which will be the difference at the

0:37:200:37:25

final, should be get there with her.

That will be the front and whether

0:37:250:37:30

she gets that global title or not.

Let's see how the journey goes Cram.

0:37:300:37:37

So, Harrison is in the middle in

lane four. They are not losing lane

0:37:370:37:41

one indeed heats. It is fairly

straightforward for the better

0:37:410:37:45

athletes. They want to make sure

nothing untoward happens.

0:37:450:37:59

This is Kozak of Hungary. The

21-year-old is having a good season.

0:38:150:38:19

Then Harrison.

0:38:190:38:30

Ziketh from Ivory Coast. Plotitsyna

is another veteran, fourth in the

0:38:340:38:39

European indoor Championships last

year.

0:38:390:38:47

year. Lindsey Lindley from Nigeria

and there is Angela Whyte.

0:38:470:38:56

and there is Angela Whyte. Megan

Marrs only just missed out as the

0:38:560:38:58

fastest loser.

0:38:580:39:03

This and one more heat to come.

Sally Pearson is in the next one.

0:39:130:39:27

We have already had five women under

eight seconds. My start from

0:39:280:39:34

Harrison. Look at the speed, this is

going to be super quick. Whoa, 7.78!

0:39:340:39:49

An absolute field between her and

the rest. We have had the others

0:39:490:39:55

easing back and taking it easy going

through. Kendra Harrison, showing

0:39:550:39:59

what she is capable of. That was

very quick indeed. She just didn't

0:39:590:40:03

slow down, did she? Like she had a

bus to catch or something. Maybe

0:40:030:40:11

want to get back to the hotel.

There

was certainly an exceptional

0:40:110:40:17

performance. Let's have a look

again. Steve, you will remember that

0:40:170:40:21

there is not alone in the race for

these women today, so she can

0:40:210:40:24

happily blast her way through, have

a feel of the track, see if she's

0:40:240:40:28

feeling comfortable. Just practise

everything, there is nothing wrong

0:40:280:40:34

with that. Really strong and

aggressive out of the blocks. If you

0:40:340:40:38

remember London last year, she

smashed into the first barrier and

0:40:380:40:41

that caused her a problem early on.

So she's brushing off all the

0:40:410:40:46

cobwebs, getting the journey out of

the way, making sure her technique

0:40:460:40:49

is solid as she prepares for the

following rounds. They will be the

0:40:490:40:54

crucial ones.

Kendra, that was a

massive performance, particularly

0:40:540:41:00

for a semifinal.

Yeah, the goal was

to come out and run each run as if

0:41:000:41:05

it's the final.

You have massive

competition from your own

0:41:050:41:10

compatriots in the USA alone. What

sort of signal do you think that

0:41:100:41:14

lays down?

I am sure they are not

worried about me. But we are going

0:41:140:41:18

to put on a great show and there

will be faster times to come.

Do you

0:41:180:41:25

think we are going to see a 1-2-3?

With us Americans, I think so.

Well,

0:41:250:41:34

two things to talk about in the

result. One is that 7.77. And the

0:41:340:41:44

fastest losers will go through at

the moment. It means that Nwawulor

0:41:440:41:49

is still hanging on by her

fingertips. But there is one more

0:41:490:41:55

heat to come. Katarina

Johnson-Thompson has a really

0:41:550:42:02

healthy buffer at the end of this

long jump going into the last event

0:42:020:42:05

of the pentathlon, get hundred

metres. We have been doing the maths

0:42:050:42:10

with Tony Minnich yellow. We think

she has a lead of around what would

0:42:100:42:15

equate to six metres, four seconds

over Dadic in the 800m. But she does

0:42:150:42:19

have one more jump.

0:42:190:42:27

have one more jump. So that is a

four second buffer we are talking

0:42:270:42:32

about in the 800m. But she can

extend that

0:42:320:42:38

about in the 800m. But she can

extend that. There is good

0:42:380:42:39

camaraderie between the

multi-eventer 's. Johnson-Thompson

0:42:390:42:45

is capable of putting it out of

reach here. Last jump.

0:42:450:42:54

reach here. Last jump.

That looks

much better. Seemed to carry the

0:42:550:42:59

speed across the board there.

Fingers crossed. She's not happy

0:42:590:43:03

with it, but I figured more points,

and that is what you want.

0:43:030:43:11

So no change. However, this athlete

can make a huge difference here,

0:43:250:43:30

because Dadic is currently in second

place, with Rodriguez in the bronze

0:43:300:43:37

medal position. But she can close it

down. At the moment, she is 100

0:43:370:43:42

points behind Kat Johnson-Thompson.

And that is worth about six seconds

0:43:420:43:51

over 800m. So if you can visualise

that, what is that?

About 40 metres.

0:43:510:44:01

Now, the official has stopped her so

that we can do the presentations for

0:44:060:44:12

the 60m hurdles. She was ready to

go, and now she has to wait. That is

0:44:120:44:17

not fair. It is not fair if you are

composed and ready to go.

That is

0:44:170:44:23

major champs. That is what you have

got to put up with. So Rodriguez had

0:44:230:44:28

to compose herself here, stay

focused. Until that code is removed,

0:44:280:44:34

the clock will not start.

0:44:340:44:40

the clock will not start.

Ah, the

cone has been removed and the

0:44:420:44:44

sweeping is complete.

The runway is

clear. Rodriguez of Cuba, currently

0:44:440:44:50

in bronze medal position.

0:44:500:44:56

in bronze medal position. She is

looking to improve on 6.15... There

0:44:590:45:02

is a red flag. We shouldn't

celebrate, but she did slow down

0:45:020:45:10

into the board and went straight up

into the air, trying really hard. I

0:45:100:45:15

think she knows.

0:45:150:45:20

She put her foot into the

plasticine. One more athlete to go,

0:45:210:45:26

Dadic. Johnson Thompson has really

controlled this competition. Maybe

0:45:260:45:34

not jumped as far as she would have

hoped, but she has performed

0:45:340:45:38

superbly and put the pressure on,

and the pressure has shown.

0:45:380:45:42

Rodriguez faltering slightly. So

it's only really Dadic who can close

0:45:420:45:48

that gap of four seconds or so, the

equivalent in the 800 metres. Last

0:45:480:45:54

chance for Dadic to move closer to

Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

She

0:45:540:46:01

throws her head back again. Is it a

bit further, looking at that? White

0:46:010:46:06

flag.

Identical jobs in the first

two rounds, both 6.29. It is not

0:46:060:46:14

same again, is it?

Looking at her

face, it might be a bit better.

0:46:140:46:23

6.40. She's closed the gap. We will

update you with the equivalent

0:46:230:46:27

points, but it's a season best for

Dadic.

It makes the difference about

0:46:270:46:32

two seconds. However, Katarina

Johnson-Thompson is a better

0:46:320:46:38

800-metre runner by about two to

three seconds. Ladies and gentlemen,

0:46:380:46:46

stay in your seats!

It's going to be

good. The athletes for the next heat

0:46:460:46:52

in the women's 60 metres hurdles

have had their introduction. Sally

0:46:520:46:56

Pearson, a big roar from the crowd a

moment ago. World champion, former

0:46:560:47:01

Olympic champion, she has won this

title before. It's all about the

0:47:010:47:07

Gold Coast, the Commonwealth Games

for her this year. She could

0:47:070:47:10

challenge the Americans this year.

So to record low of Germany. --

0:47:100:47:17

Ricarda Lobe.

0:47:170:47:21

You'd expect as well, with a quality

0:47:270:47:34

line-up, that one of the fastest

losers' lead might be under threat.

0:47:350:47:43

A good start by Pearson. Already a

long way clear of the rest. Amusan

0:47:430:47:51

going strongly, and she speaks it at

the line. She takes it from Sally

0:47:510:47:56

Pearson, 7.95. A good run by the

Nigerian, just 20, but she has run

0:47:560:48:02

so well on the American college

scene. A student at the University

0:48:020:48:07

of Texas, and Amusan, not an

American, but she runs and she has

0:48:070:48:11

that fierce competition in the

United States, and a very good run

0:48:110:48:15

to take it just ahead Sally Pearson.

It was an interesting race all

0:48:150:48:20

around. Sally blasted out of the

blocks, as we normally see her do,

0:48:200:48:27

and I expected her to ease away from

the rest of the field, but Amusan

0:48:270:48:31

came through strong, a lovely, nice

and rangy athlete. Have a look at

0:48:310:48:36

Sally Pearson, right in the centre.

Amusan to the right, our left. Sally

0:48:360:48:40

working hard. Look how mice and

controlled Amusan is. She rolled off

0:48:400:48:47

these barriers well. She hits the

ground and charges the line. Does

0:48:470:48:52

enough to take victory.

No sign of

any easing off from Sally Pearson,

0:48:520:48:57

so take an fair square by Amusan.

The focus for Sally Pearson is very

0:48:570:49:03

much on the Gold Coast, and it's all

about the Commonwealth Games for

0:49:030:49:06

her, she lives and trains there, but

slightly concerning signs for her

0:49:060:49:11

chances it, overhauled by Amusan in

that way will stop

interesting how

0:49:110:49:16

that happened. Tomorrow will be be

telling day for them. They have to

0:49:160:49:19

step up.

Looking of the others, a

talented Belarussian athlete, Alina

0:49:190:49:30

Talay, she came through well.

I

think she had a problem with the

0:49:300:49:35

second barrier, going a bit higher

than necessarily, and then she

0:49:350:49:39

snapped herself in, got back into

the focus. How much running she has

0:49:390:49:42

left, tomorrow will be key.

Yes, the

semifinals around about this time

0:49:420:49:50

tomorrow, they kick off the evening

session, and those four will be

0:49:500:49:54

through, Amusan, Pearson, Alina

Talay and Karolina Koleczek.

0:49:540:50:08

So, Katarina Johnson-Thompson did

exactly what she needed to do in

0:50:090:50:13

that long jump competition, and the

way she approached her first job was

0:50:130:50:17

so crucial to get herself a clean

jump, to get herself a good

0:50:170:50:23

distance, Denise, but then to

compose herself throughout and set

0:50:230:50:25

that standard to the rest of the

field. You felt there was a

0:50:250:50:30

nervousness, especially with

Rodriguez.

She needed to establish

0:50:300:50:31

herself and say, listen, you all

know this is my best event, but I'm

0:50:310:50:36

here to do business, and she did it.

6.50, hoping for a bit more, and she

0:50:360:50:42

seemed to want to push it a bit, but

we talked about how consistent she

0:50:420:50:45

has been for those three jumps. It's

really good. And should put pressure

0:50:450:50:52

on the other athletes. But Dadic,

who Tony tipped as one of his

0:50:520:50:56

favourites, you can see why she is

there and fighting for a medal. She

0:50:560:51:01

is so consistent and able to pull

things out of the bag when you least

0:51:010:51:05

expect her to.

A season 's best is

what you want in those moments, and

0:51:050:51:09

she is one of Tony's stars of the

future across the championships, and

0:51:090:51:13

it looks like she has a great

competitive head. We knew it

0:51:130:51:18

wouldn't be a strong bed for

Rodriguez, not the strongest.

No,

0:51:180:51:22

but strange because the Cubans are

usually very good long jumpers, so

0:51:220:51:26

interesting that she struggles with

it, but I think they could all look

0:51:260:51:30

at Kat and see how to structure a

runway in order to make those jobs

0:51:300:51:36

consistent, because Kat was building

through the run, getting up to speed

0:51:360:51:39

when she needed to, taking the ball

towards the end in order to get the

0:51:390:51:43

same point on the board. The others

worry that all over the place, quite

0:51:430:51:47

a lot of fouls, people struggling

with the boards, as people do here,

0:51:470:51:51

and I think a lot of good work on

that runway.

Bizarrely, they had two

0:51:510:51:56

identical jumps, both of them. This

was her third jump. Look at this.

0:51:560:52:05

was her third jump. Look at this.

At

this point, Kat is in a scenario

0:52:050:52:07

where she can let it go a bit, and

Tony noticed it, pushing a bit

0:52:070:52:11

harder on the runway. Look at the

way she's landed in the sand. You

0:52:110:52:16

can read an awful lot from landing

in the sand, it's like reading tea

0:52:160:52:20

leaves in cups. You can see where

people are going wrong. Her slight,

0:52:200:52:25

what you want to do is your heels

come together, and your bum goes

0:52:250:52:29

past and it's quite similar, but

quite a difference with Kat. Her

0:52:290:52:34

right leg seems to be sweeping

earlier, and she is losing a bit on

0:52:340:52:37

that. She needs to look at that and,

if she can get them all nailed and

0:52:370:52:41

even, it's a big amount of distance

she can gain.

And these are

0:52:410:52:46

heptathlete. You are talking about

finite details as a jumper. But

0:52:460:52:52

juggling all five events, and

generally if seven, it's about

0:52:520:52:56

division of your time. You want to

spend more time working on your

0:52:560:53:02

runway, because that delivers

consistency, but the menu shy, you

0:53:020:53:05

don't have time to do it.

I was

thinking about that, within the

0:53:050:53:09

pentathlon, that would seem to be

the most difficult event, the long

0:53:090:53:13

jump, because there is so much you

can get wrong with the run-up, and

0:53:130:53:17

we saw that today, and in the

heptathlon Kat has got it wrong

0:53:170:53:20

before. Maybe there is a case for

doing work there, not so much so you

0:53:200:53:27

can get more distant but so you can

be more consistent, because it seems

0:53:270:53:32

like it pushes people out of the

medals.

You are talking about when

0:53:320:53:37

Kat has got it wrong, and we are

talking about a centimetre, you

0:53:370:53:42

know? For consistency, what she

normally has on the runway, she has

0:53:420:53:45

been a world civil medallist, so she

knows to long jump. It might have

0:53:450:53:48

been that little bit of detail. --

she has been a world

0:53:480:53:54

silver-medallist.

She is a good long

jumper, so unwell with -- on one

0:53:540:53:59

level you can break it down more

than with some of the other events,

0:53:590:54:02

because she is naturally good. I

said earlier, with some of the right

0:54:020:54:06

things, she could be a seven-metre

jumper, but she would need to put

0:54:060:54:10

more time into it.

Talking about the

age-old dilemma with Kat, do you

0:54:100:54:15

work more on the pros, where you are

weaker, or do you push elsewhere?

0:54:150:54:21

Today, she's done a really good

throw for her in the shot put, which

0:54:210:54:24

has given her a platform to go into

the long jump.

It's a fine balancing

0:54:240:54:30

act, and the detail, you could

dissect it all day, but what matters

0:54:300:54:35

is, can you come to major

championships and be competitive and

0:54:350:54:38

minimise the mistakes, and she is

proving that it's coming together.

0:54:380:54:41

Let's have a look at the standings.

Heading into that 800 metres, coming

0:54:410:54:46

up at about 8:15pm. She is in the

lead. This isn't reading we've had

0:54:460:54:52

before in the final event of a

global event for Katarina

0:54:520:54:55

Johnson-Thompson. There she is, 33

points ahead of Dadic, and she is a

0:54:550:55:04

quicker 800-metre runner and Dadic,

in front of a home crowd... What

0:55:040:55:07

could possibly go wrong?

She is fit

enough. She has got good endurance.

0:55:070:55:14

This crowd will be roaring her home.

The only thing that could go wrong

0:55:140:55:18

is that she goes too hard, but I

doubt she will do that. She's got a

0:55:180:55:22

good head on her in terms of pace

judgment, and I expect her to be

0:55:220:55:27

running through this.

She has to

enjoy it, doesn't she?

I'd like to

0:55:270:55:32

enjoy the celebrating after she's

one it. She has been very focused,

0:55:320:55:37

poised, and that has worked for her,

so I'd like to see her continue to

0:55:370:55:40

do that, and not enjoyed this too

soon. Just finish it up and then

0:55:400:55:45

enjoy celebrating a medal.

And it is

for her, let's not forget, five

0:55:450:55:52

events in Monday, it's not what

these women are used to.

They are

0:55:520:55:57

not used to it but in some ways I

think they find it easier, but what

0:55:570:56:00

is tiring is the warming up again,

the sore legs, moving into the next

0:56:000:56:06

day and having to warm up, so

getting it done, there is some

0:56:060:56:10

beauty in that.

I don't think you

give the body long enough to realise

0:56:100:56:14

how hard it is working. It's like

heavy training in the winter, it's

0:56:140:56:18

the next day when you feel awful.

During it, you think I'll get

0:56:180:56:21

another job. By the time they wake

up tomorrow, they will be stiff and

0:56:210:56:26

struggling to walk around, I

imagine. My body could never put up

0:56:260:56:29

with that, because it's so much

pressure for so many events, and

0:56:290:56:36

it's very impressive.

Let's head to

our number cruncher in the

0:56:360:56:40

commentary box. You have been

working out what she's got to do in

0:56:400:56:43

the 800 metres.

It's interesting,

because there are a couple of

0:56:430:56:48

dynamics. Katarina Johnson-Thompson

as, looking at my piece of paper, I

0:56:480:56:54

apologise, a two second lead over

Dadic, 33 points. Stay with me on

0:56:540:57:00

this, Dadic has a 65 point lead over

Rodriguez. However, that relates to

0:57:000:57:11

four seconds. The difference between

Dadic and Rodriguez's PBs in the 800

0:57:110:57:16

is about three and a half, so if I

am Rodriguez, I think, I can still

0:57:160:57:21

get a silver medal, so I will run

hard, and that changes the dynamic

0:57:210:57:24

of the race. It will not be a cruise

around, Rodriguez will probably be

0:57:240:57:29

pushing for a silver, and that will

push it on. The scoreboard is up,

0:57:290:57:33

and you can see the point margins

between them.

Thank you, Tony, we

0:57:330:57:39

can always rely on you for the

numbers. I think you are going to

0:57:390:57:43

give Rachel Riley a run for her

money! Next up on the track, the

0:57:430:57:46

semifinals of the women's 60 metres

and Asha Philip is in the one, which

0:57:460:57:52

is loaded with talent.

Loaded with

talent, but the objective is clear.

0:57:520:57:58

She said she's come to these

championships for a medal, anything

0:57:580:58:02

less is a disappointment for her.

She will have the support of the

0:58:020:58:05

home crowd. Birmingham is like home

for her. Game open.

Looking at the

0:58:050:58:12

names in this, people would think,

Olympic champions, world champions,

0:58:120:58:16

but Asha is a fantastic start.

She's

built for this event. She has Dafne

0:58:160:58:24

Schippers on the outside, Murielle

Ahoure on the inside. But she has to

0:58:240:58:29

be careful and patient run her best

race in order to get into the next

0:58:290:58:34

round and that final.

Steve Cram has

this semi for you.

0:58:340:58:42

Yes, we've got a world leader, and

Olympic champion 100 metres, a world

0:58:430:58:48

champion, Dafne Schippers, 200

meteors, and the European indoor

0:58:480:58:52

champion in Asha Philip, not to

mention the fact that Ahoure is a

0:58:520:58:58

two-time world silver-medallist. Not

your average semifinal! This is

0:58:580:59:03

tough for Asha Philip. I saw her

earlier and she said, if I've got to

0:59:030:59:07

beat some people, I've got to run

fast, and she's right. There two

0:59:070:59:13

fastest loser spots available if you

don't make it into the best top two,

0:59:130:59:19

and he was Kelly-Ann Baptiste of

Trinidad and Tobago. The big names,

0:59:190:59:26

Murielle Ahoure in lane three, and

in superb form this year, unbeaten

0:59:260:59:28

on the circuit. Asha Philip, British

champion and European champion from

0:59:280:59:35

last year. Can she hang on to the

big names around her? Dafne

0:59:350:59:44

Schippers, how good is she going to

be here? Maybe Asha Philip can get

0:59:440:59:48

ahead of Dafne Schippers. Looked

pretty good to me in qualification.

0:59:480:59:55

Elaine Thompson was taking it easy

as well, the Olympic champion. Not

0:59:550:59:59

such a good 2017 for her,

disappointment in London, she wasn't

0:59:591:00:03

well. This young lady can start very

quickly, Xiaojing Liang, just 20.

1:00:031:00:11

And what are we going to see from

Javianne Oliver? The world lead, got

1:00:111:00:16

left in the box this. If she runs

like that, she will have no chance

1:00:161:00:20

of getting through. It's not just

those four, and there is a big

1:00:201:00:30

danger if she decides to wake up

after this morning. That is why she

1:00:301:00:34

is in lane eight. Although all of

the attention in the middle lanes

1:00:341:00:39

here, watch out for Oliver.

1:00:391:00:47

Let's put it this way, if you don't

finish in the top four, you don't

1:00:491:00:52

have any chance of getting through,

because there are only two fastest

1:00:521:00:57

loser spots. The first of three

semifinals. Asha Philip in lane

1:00:571:01:01

four.

1:01:011:01:08

Thompson Murielle Ahoure gets a

cracking start. Ahoure wins it from

1:01:101:01:15

Thompson. Then Oliver and then Dafne

Schippers. Really good performance

1:01:151:01:22

from Ahoure. I think Asha Philip

will have to accept that she got a

1:01:221:01:27

terrible draw in terms of

qualification. We will see what time

1:01:271:01:29

she ran. It's been taken down to

7.01, a world lead for the IED.

1:01:291:01:38

Superb start as ever from Ahoure.

She desperately wants to win gold

1:01:381:01:43

this time. Elaine Thompson and

Schippers were not too far behind.

1:01:431:01:49

But Ahoure was excellent.

She so

was. I was watching how she was

1:01:491:01:54

going to be in the blocks. What

they're going to be any anxiety?

1:01:541:01:59

This was such a loaded semifinal.

But they waited and there was a lot

1:01:591:02:05

of discipline. The gun goes an

Ahoure explodes out of the blocks,

1:02:051:02:10

drives really hard in those yellow

shorts. Asha Philip did well to hang

1:02:101:02:14

on in there originally. But when the

really strong players come in, Dafne

1:02:141:02:22

Schippers pulls Elaine Thompson

through. Elaine then steps up

1:02:221:02:25

another gear. What a semifinal. And

we still have a final to go at the

1:02:251:02:33

end of the evening. Asha Philip 's

will be disappointed that she was

1:02:331:02:38

drawn in this one, but that is the

nature of the beast. Her time is not

1:02:381:02:43

bad.

1:02:431:02:48

bad. That would not be far off

winning some of the other

1:02:481:02:51

semifinals.

1:02:511:02:56

Asha drives hard, works well. But

now she will already feel Dafne

1:03:051:03:10

Schippers alongside her. Ahoure has

already gone. Now she has two stay

1:03:101:03:16

relaxed and work hard. Tough

semifinal, but she did her best.

1:03:161:03:27

Knowing how competitive Asha is, she

will think, I run OK, but if I could

1:03:271:03:31

have run a 7.10, she would have run

her season's best. She could have

1:03:311:03:39

just gone a bit quicker and I have

been enough. But that was a stacked

1:03:391:03:42

semifinal.

1:03:421:03:52

First of all, we have to look at

this from a British perspective

1:04:001:04:04

because as European indoor champion,

Asha Philip would have expected to

1:04:041:04:07

get herself into that final.

1:04:071:04:11

When you look at the athletes who

have run seasons bests and they are

1:04:111:04:16

in the top three, she had to be

putting herself amongst her season's

1:04:161:04:20

best and putting herself up there to

get through.

Edge was only 100th of

1:04:201:04:24

a second off her season's best, so

you can't ask for much more. I think

1:04:241:04:28

she got a bit high out of the

blocks, like a bound. But that is

1:04:281:04:32

fractional. We knew Ahoure would be

out there. Look up Schippers.

1:04:321:04:42

out there. Look up Schippers. I

don't think Asha was going to be

1:04:451:04:46

able to do much more than this. She

was in the worst heat you could get.

1:04:461:04:59

Oliver, who is incredible, came

fourth in this race. I don't think

1:05:001:05:07

she could have done much more.

I

think she didn't run her best rate.

1:05:071:05:12

She has been consistent all season.

Where are talking about fractions of

1:05:121:05:16

a second here, but she will be

disappointed with that.

1:05:161:05:23

disappointed with that.

But if it's

not her best race by hundreds of a

1:05:231:05:27

second. Majka I am looking at the

execution here and it is almost

1:05:271:05:30

identical to this morning, which is

what you want. I don't think there

1:05:301:05:35

is much more she was going to be

able to do. If you could fault

1:05:351:05:38

anything with that race, it is not

the execution. Maybe there was a bit

1:05:381:05:42

more speed she could have got in the

lead up, maybe a bit more speed

1:05:421:05:47

endurance from her training. But I

don't think you can fault much

1:05:471:05:50

there. It was a bad draw for her.

She is obviously disappointed,

1:05:501:05:55

because she has just walked through

the interview area and hasn't

1:05:551:05:59

stopped. We will hopefully get a

word with her later. But if you were

1:05:591:06:02

listening this morning, she had her

interview where she said she expects

1:06:021:06:06

to be among the medals and she would

be very disappointed if she isn't,

1:06:061:06:09

so I am sure she will be. Let's get

back down for the next of these

1:06:091:06:13

semifinals. Andrew Cotter is all

over this one.

1:06:131:06:22

Look at some of the names here in

comparison.

1:06:221:06:29

What a run that was from Ahoure.

What can another one from Cote

1:06:431:06:48

d'Ivoire do?

1:06:481:06:57

d'Ivoire do? There is destiny

Carter. Didn't look too impressive

1:06:571:07:04

in the first round.

1:07:041:07:09

in the first round. Swoboda is an

amazing talent. I would be very

1:07:111:07:17

surprised if over the next two

semifinals, anyone beats those

1:07:171:07:23

fastest losers' times of Dafne

Schippers and JVM Oliver. I would

1:07:231:07:30

really expect us to go through as

the two fastest losers. That was an

1:07:301:07:35

incredibly quick first semifinal.

What can they do in the second? Ta

1:07:351:07:42

Lou has been unbeaten this year

since the meeting in Berlin.

1:07:421:07:49

Just two to go through

automatically.

1:08:021:08:10

automatically. Second semifinal in

the women's 60m.

1:08:101:08:16

the women's 60m. A good start by

Pinto. Ta Lou leaving the rest. It

1:08:191:08:28

is close for second place, but Ta

Lou takes it 7.09. She wins in the

1:08:281:08:36

same time as Dafne Schippers, in

third place in the first semifinal

1:08:361:08:42

by comparison. That was a hard run

by Ta Lou. She has been rounded down

1:08:421:08:53

to 7.08, the winning time. She will

have to step it up because Ahoure in

1:08:531:08:58

the first semifinal looked very

quick indeed. But it is another

1:08:581:09:01

victory.

Very strong run from Ta

Lou. And we expect that from her.

1:09:011:09:11

She's really good out of the blocks.

Worked hard, drove all the way. When

1:09:111:09:18

it comes to the semifinal stage,

there is no messing about. There is

1:09:181:09:23

so much talent alongside you that

you have to work. A strong time. I

1:09:231:09:31

will be interested to see what the

other times are.

It was tight

1:09:311:09:37

between Ahye and Pinto. I think Ahye

might have sneaked it on the line.

1:09:371:09:46

Burchell ran strongly, but she has

been given it. She takes second with

1:09:461:09:54

7.15, a slower time than Asha Philip

in the first heat. It is just the

1:09:541:09:59

luck of the draw for Asha Philip.

1:09:591:10:11

Well, that endorses everything we

were saying about that first

1:10:111:10:16

semifinal with those times. If you

look at the difference between first

1:10:161:10:19

and second place, it is going to be

tough for Asha to take.

It really

1:10:191:10:25

years. It was unbelievable how

stacked that field was. That is just

1:10:251:10:29

the luck of the draw. We can't go on

about it, it is what it is and she

1:10:291:10:33

will be very disappointed. We felt

this was an opportunity for her.

She

1:10:331:10:42

came into these championships with

the right attitude, saying exactly

1:10:421:10:45

what you would want someone who has

been around for a long time to say,

1:10:451:10:48

wanting to deliver on the big stage.

It is tough, but she has to bounce

1:10:481:10:54

back. She has the Commonwealth

Games, so she needs to move on.

She

1:10:541:10:59

will find it difficult as well

because if you get yourself into the

1:10:591:11:03

final, anything can happen. That is

what will hurt her looking at what

1:11:031:11:06

happened.

1:11:061:11:12

happened.

That time for Ta Lou puts

her right amongst the Schippers and

1:11:121:11:15

Elaine Thompson. She is going to be

in the mix in the final.

It will be

1:11:151:11:20

a great final. Ta Lou has been

running well for the last couple of

1:11:201:11:25

years. She has been very consistent.

She has a cracking start every time.

1:11:251:11:31

And she is a championship performer.

Every championship, she gives the

1:11:311:11:35

best performance of the year. She

built into it and get a great race.

1:11:351:11:49

Not as relaxed in the face as I

would like to see, but it is

1:11:491:11:53

obviously working well for her.

Let's just get back outside because

1:11:531:11:58

the athletes in that race have been

looking up at the big screen,

1:11:581:12:01

waiting for the results, which still

hadn't come in a few seconds ago.

1:12:011:12:04

Andrew Cotter, what is going on?

They are still having a look at it.

1:12:041:12:10

We have got confirmation of the

result, but it has gone down to

1:12:101:12:14

thousandths of a second. We said it

was close between Burchell and Ahye

1:12:141:12:18

and they have been given exactly the

same time. Steve Cram, there seemed

1:12:181:12:24

to be a lack of lanes as well?

We

haven't got nine lanes, so either

1:12:241:12:30

they don't take an extra fastest

loser, which is probably what they

1:12:301:12:34

will have to do. That reminds me of

this morning. Ahye was thinking,

1:12:341:12:39

brilliant, I'm in Kombucha to she

didn't see her name, in the results

1:12:391:12:43

for a long time. -- she would have

been thinking she was in. Here,

1:12:431:12:54

there should be one less fastest

loser. I think that is how they will

1:12:541:12:58

do it.

So we have one more won to

come. Sadly, we can't have nine

1:12:581:13:03

lanes in the final, so these two are

dead heating for the top two.

1:13:031:13:15

dead heating for the top two. Just

Steve, going back to Barcelona in

1:13:161:13:19

1995, looking at the final, there

was a British representative who

1:13:191:13:24

lost a place in the final on the

toss of a coin. He and his rival had

1:13:241:13:28

the exact same time but there was

only room for one of them in the

1:13:281:13:33

final, so it might come down to the

toss of a coin.

Except that they

1:13:331:13:37

would have had the same time as

fastest losers. Here, they could

1:13:371:13:41

just take the ninth fastest person

out. Let's find out in a bit,

1:13:411:13:44

anyway. Bianca Williams made it

through as fastest loser to the

1:13:441:13:49

semifinals.

1:13:491:13:59

Koh-i-Noor Horne, the South African

record-holder at this distance. She

1:14:031:14:08

looked a little ragged this morning.

1:14:081:14:18

The revelation was this young lady,

Zahi from France, who looked very

1:14:221:14:28

quick indeed.

1:14:281:14:36

quick indeed. Did we miss somebody?

Lane seven is not there. That should

1:14:361:14:39

have been Evans.

1:14:391:14:49

We have seen Asha Philip not going

to.

1:14:541:15:02

Mujinga Kambundji got into a rut,

into the same routine. Zahi in six.

1:15:131:15:22

Zahi didn't get quite a good start

as previously. Carina Horn came

1:15:291:15:37

through late for a third but it

would be good enough to qualify

1:15:371:15:40

unless she's very quick switch with

that winning time of 7.10, I don't

1:15:401:15:45

think she will be. The question for

me will tidy this up is Dafne

1:15:451:15:52

Schippers is the slowest of the two

fastest losers. Are they going to

1:15:521:15:57

take Dafne Schippers out of the

final? Because we've got

1:15:571:16:02

theoretically nine qualifiers. Colin

Jackson, and so.

No! That's what I'm

1:16:021:16:05

saying. It's an interesting dilemma.

Solution?

They don't have long to

1:16:051:16:13

work it out!

They've got blue paint.

They could quickly put another

1:16:131:16:18

laying down.

1:16:181:16:24

laying down.

Kambundji change in her

coach, going back to the old

1:16:241:16:30

environment, she's certainly

improved. I think she ran former

1:16:301:16:33

controlled and she did in the heat

this morning. -- far more control.

1:16:331:16:39

Good times, 7.10, very controlled. I

don't thing was panic that any

1:16:391:16:44

point. Didn't get the best of starts

but everything she did she did well.

1:16:441:16:47

The hall itself do the rest of the

field and she's switching off and

1:16:471:16:52

cruising through. I don't see she

pressurised herself at all. Bianca

1:16:521:16:56

is on the right of our screen. Not

smooth out of the blocks. I've seen

1:16:561:17:00

him more aggressive and focused than

that. She said it was a surprise for

1:17:001:17:06

her to be as you can understand

that's the reason why.

She's been

1:17:061:17:09

rewarded with a personal best so I

think should be pretty pleased with

1:17:091:17:12

that. She did well to make it

through as fastest loser. It bodes

1:17:121:17:17

well for outdoor.

Always. To get in

our female team in the four by one,

1:17:171:17:24

you have to prove you are in great

shape and running personal bests.

1:17:241:17:29

Lets the tidy this up, this heat.

1:17:291:17:31

Carolle Zahi was slower than Asha

Philip so that go through.

1:17:371:17:41

Technically we have nine qualifiers

for the final. Tuned!

Anyone got a

1:17:411:17:49

coin? I think if you are the slowest

of the fastest losers, even if your

1:17:491:17:54

Dafne Schippers, you're going to

feel a bit nervous right now.

Yeah,

1:17:541:17:59

and it doesn't matter who you are.

If you are slowest of the fastest

1:17:591:18:04

losers and there isn't a lane for

you you have to watch it.

I think

1:18:041:18:09

you're combing through the real

bottle now trying to find out

1:18:091:18:12

exactly how this works to find out

what your fate is. If you are the

1:18:121:18:16

slowest they will eliminate one,

which would seem to be the fair

1:18:161:18:19

thing to do if you're going to how

only have eight lanes. It is what it

1:18:191:18:25

is.

They lose Dafne Schippers from

the final and it tells you what

1:18:251:18:28

we've been saying all day that this

is really wide open and this is very

1:18:281:18:32

much a kind of even spread amongst

these women. The times were very

1:18:321:18:36

close.

Not only does it tell you

it's very open, it's also very fast.

1:18:361:18:41

It's fast athletes that...

Sorry to

interrupt you. Which is hearing a

1:18:411:18:49

bit of white smoke has come through!

We have confirmation that actually

1:18:491:18:56

Schippers was the fastest losers so

she is through. And Oliver is the

1:18:561:19:01

one in danger. She is the fastest

woman out of the United States team.

1:19:011:19:10

And came into the Championship as

the fastest in the world but didn't

1:19:101:19:13

perform well this morning, she was

horrible out of the blocks and then

1:19:131:19:17

she ran better in the semifinal but

still not enough for an automatic

1:19:171:19:22

qualifier, which she should have

been having run 7.02 earlier this

1:19:221:19:26

year. That would be on her if she is

out. Maybe they will paint another

1:19:261:19:32

laying!

Do you think, if you're

being really brutal, but the slowest

1:19:321:19:35

person goes?

It's not in the rules.

Exactly.

1:19:351:19:44

Exactly. It's given to finishing

one, two in your heat.

Would you do

1:19:471:19:50

that, though?

No, I... I think it's

fair the way we think that it's

1:19:501:19:58

going to work out. I think the

person who was one of the fastest

1:19:581:20:02

losers doesn't go. The slowest

fastest loser doesn't get in.

We

1:20:021:20:07

said earlier the US is so good at

producing hurdlers. There generally

1:20:071:20:12

always have someone close to

dominating or dominating so to have

1:20:121:20:16

a winning 60-metre final without

anyone from the US would be a shock.

1:20:161:20:21

You would expect with the strength

and depth about there would always

1:20:211:20:24

be at least one who would make the

final.

Not so wish for the indoor 60

1:20:241:20:28

metres. A lot of sprinters for the

100 metres that will contest the 100

1:20:281:20:36

metres.

Fastest in the world this

year, you'd think she'd be in the

1:20:361:20:42

final.

You think that she would be

in the final but what you're saying

1:20:421:20:46

is she's the only one that even...

Even in contention to be in the

1:20:461:20:51

final. The others didn't even make

it to the final. But think about who

1:20:511:20:55

we have at home who are 100 metre

sprinters, if this was the outdoor

1:20:551:21:00

World Championships and the women's

100 metres, and no US

1:21:001:21:06

representation, that would have been

shocking.

The queue has been taken

1:21:061:21:10

from her name so she has no longer

qualify for the final. Nine became

1:21:101:21:13

eight, as the Spice Girls once

signed and that is the line-up for

1:21:131:21:17

the final which will take place this

evening just after 9:30pm. It'll be

1:21:171:21:22

the last event on the track. Pick

your winner from that slots, then!

1:21:221:21:27

At this point, array array. The only

thing she would have to look for is

1:21:271:21:38

if she gets the start and runs like

she did in the prelims because she

1:21:381:21:42

did get to the semifinals. Not

looking quite as good as in the

1:21:421:21:45

preliminaries but she looked

amazing.

I'm glad we cleared that up

1:21:451:21:49

eventually. Let's get out onto the

track because Elliot Giles is out

1:21:491:21:55

which means its 800 metre time. This

is an event where you got to get

1:21:551:21:59

your tactics right. Content Aird you

certainly have to do. It adds to

1:21:591:22:05

that one it's four lapse for 800

metres because it becomes a bit more

1:22:051:22:09

furious and chaotic. Alvaro De

Arriba, bronze in Belgrade last

1:22:091:22:15

year. Drew Windle finished second at

the US indoors behind Donavan

1:22:151:22:21

Brazier. A strong finish there, came

storming through to take second.

1:22:211:22:26

Andreas Kramer likes to run

outdoors, so I'm sure he'll adopt

1:22:261:22:31

that if he can hear. European under

23 champion last year, still 20.

1:22:311:22:37

Elliot Giles, a hometown boy with a

hometown welcome.

1:22:371:22:40

CHEERING

Indoor champion. Recently added that

1:22:401:22:44

if his outdoor title. On the inside

in lane two, Mohammed Hamada

1:22:441:22:53

Mohamed. Elliot Giles carrying

British hopes here. Kyle Langford

1:22:531:23:00

deciding not to run the world

indoors and Giles with the

1:23:001:23:07

supporting goodwill of most of the

crowd but with that comes pressure.

1:23:071:23:14

The first of effectively two

semifinals in the men's 800. Limited

1:23:141:23:17

field with very top qualifying

standards set by the IAAF.

1:23:171:23:26

standards set by the IAAF. Perhaps a

better chance for Elliott Giles.

1:23:281:23:34

Andreas Kramer likes to different

run. Only two go through

1:23:341:23:39

automatically.

Two go through

automatically and then the two

1:23:391:23:42

fastest losers. You have to think

that is what Mohamed is doing. It is

1:23:421:23:48

shocking in a world indoor

Championships we only have ten men

1:23:481:23:53

in the 800 metres.

It's amazing.

Giles is being stretched at the

1:23:531:23:57

moment, the whole field is

stretching out with Mohamed. They

1:23:571:24:01

will start to come back towards

Giles and Drew Windle will certainly

1:24:011:24:06

finish strongly. Don't rule him out

and don't rule out Alvaro De Arriba

1:24:061:24:11

who is running an experienced race

here.

1:24:111:24:17

here. Two go through automatically.

Don't rule out Drew Windle. You

1:24:201:24:23

close very fast in Albuquerque to

grab the qualifying spot and he is

1:24:231:24:28

capable of doing it again today.

Elliot Giles has played well so far

1:24:281:24:33

and he's got something left.

Elliot

Giles eases his way past.

1:24:331:24:41

Elliot Giles is looking up at the

big screen and being carried on by

1:24:451:24:49

the support of the home crowd.

1:24:491:24:53

Giles just hangs on for second. De

Arriba wins. A quick time indoors

1:25:001:25:11

and Elliot Giles goes through as an

automatic qualifier and Drew Windle

1:25:111:25:14

will have to wait and see but it was

a quick race.

It was. You have to

1:25:141:25:18

think that Drew Windle probably will

go through anyway. I'd like to think

1:25:181:25:23

that Elliot Giles was easing down.

He was checking the screen down the

1:25:231:25:26

back straight and looked very

comfortable at that stage. To ease

1:25:261:25:30

down when you know people are

breathing down job back and the

1:25:301:25:32

final is something you should be in.

He's done well, managed to get the

1:25:321:25:37

qualifying spot. .

You can see how

happy Elliot Giles is. He knows he's

1:25:371:25:43

an automatic qualifier but we can

see his time and he knows it's good.

1:25:431:25:50

1:45.46. That puts him third on the

UK all-time list behind Sebastian

1:25:501:25:57

Coe. Very quick indeed from Elliot

Giles. That's the way to move

1:25:571:26:01

through to the final tomorrow night.

This is effectively a straight

1:26:011:26:06

semifinal. Not many athletes running

here in the men's 800 metres. Tough

1:26:061:26:11

qualifying standard. The great race

but Elliot Giles.

And he'll be

1:26:111:26:14

pleased with that. A big boost. He

probably want to say thank you to

1:26:141:26:18

the pacemaker.

Mohamed was

effectively the pacemaker. Look at

1:26:181:26:24

De Arriba in the Spanish vest. He

eventually won and that's the beauty

1:26:241:26:31

of the 800 metres. They were all

coming back, all starting to fade

1:26:311:26:35

back towards him and it looks like

he's picking up the pace. He's not

1:26:351:26:39

the rest are fading. Giles able to

look at the screen and see where he

1:26:391:26:42

was.

At this stage, Elliot Giles is

doing everything right. He's looking

1:26:421:26:46

at the screen, looking he was coming

behind him so he knows where the

1:26:461:26:50

danger is coming from. He knew that

De Arriba was coming through. You

1:26:501:26:56

can see his shoulder starting to go

up but he is maintaining his form,

1:26:561:26:59

keeping running hard through to the

line. The only fault he made was

1:26:591:27:03

moving slightly wide and believing

that space for Drew Windle to make a

1:27:031:27:07

last ditch for the line.

800 metres

and Elliot Giles was able to hold

1:27:071:27:14

on. Drew Windle may well go through

as one of the two fastest losers

1:27:141:27:20

over these two effective semifinals

but that was a very good run from De

1:27:201:27:26

Arriba, the Spaniard. So too from

Elliot Giles. That time, third on

1:27:261:27:30

the UK all-time list.

1:27:301:27:39

the UK all-time list. 1:45.46 to

automatically qualify for the final.

1:27:391:27:45

Giles, personal-best there, through

to the final. Happy with your

1:27:451:27:50

performance?

Yeah, I'd just seen the

playback. I shouldn't have eased up

1:27:501:27:54

because they could have got me. I

think next time, just run over the

1:27:541:28:00

line because I could have easily not

been in the final then.

Two seconds

1:28:001:28:05

off your personal-best.

I think my

PB doesn't really affect me but

1:28:051:28:11

again it's a PB soap not bad.

What

if I told you that is the third

1:28:111:28:16

fastest time for British runner in

history indoors?

Well, we better get

1:28:161:28:24

a bit quicker, haven't we? To more

places to take.

You've heard the

1:28:241:28:30

crowd tonight, which was that

pushing you?

Just hearing the

1:28:301:28:35

accident was great. I'm based down

south so it's great to be around

1:28:351:28:39

home.

What do you make of your

chances for the final?

We get a game

1:28:391:28:46

plan. The first job was the heats

and then I got second.

Best of luck,

1:28:461:28:51

rest up.

Easing down, he said.

1:45.46. Great run from the Spaniard

1:28:511:29:01

to take automatic qualifying along

with Elliot Giles. Drew Windle may

1:29:011:29:04

well be good enough to see him

through. All of his answers, Elliot

1:29:041:29:12

Giles, would seem to indicate he's a

man who is very confident of his

1:29:121:29:15

form. He expects a lot more from

himself. When he said, I should have

1:29:151:29:20

them through the line, not eased up,

tells you what kind of shape using.

1:29:201:29:23

Tells you his his mentality and

about his trajectory. He's really

1:29:231:29:29

come into his own the last couple of

years. We've been on the team with

1:29:291:29:33

him. He's a great person to be

around and really applying himself

1:29:331:29:37

to his training and that the

benefit.

It's really interesting. He

1:29:371:29:41

was in my apartment block in the

Olympics in 2016 and you could see

1:29:411:29:45

the determination of everything he

was doing. He knows and he knew even

1:29:451:29:48

then that he had something special

in him. This could be that

1:29:481:29:51

opportunity. The world stage, to go

out and show that elevates himself

1:29:511:29:56

going into the outdoors which is the

most important thing. To go out and

1:29:561:30:03

really push it. I spent time with

him, in certain athletes you see

1:30:031:30:07

this in a focus. It's not be, it's

just an inner knowing that they have

1:30:071:30:11

the ability to do it and I think

we've been talking about for a long

1:30:111:30:17

time, British athletes not just

being happy with making up the

1:30:171:30:20

numbers, going out and waving to the

crowd and going home. With Elliot

1:30:201:30:23

numbers, going out and waving to the

crowd and going home. With Elliot,

1:30:231:30:27

if you go out there and do the third

fastest time of all time, and you

1:30:271:30:33

say, I'll have to read it quickly.

That's a good approach.

You like

1:30:331:30:36

that?

I like it but it works. That's

why I like it. It works and I wonder

1:30:361:30:42

if he's one of those athletes, given

what Greg has just enlightened us

1:30:421:30:46

about, if he was one of those

athletes to sit back and watch some

1:30:461:30:49

of the other British athletes and

say, that doesn't work. It doesn't

1:30:491:30:53

work to just be out there and say,

I'm going to have fun with this and

1:30:531:30:56

enjoy being here. The content to

come and be on the team. I need to

1:30:561:31:02

expect more from myself and knowing

that if you prepare your -- compay

1:31:021:31:07

yourself to the great athletes

around the world, athletes that are

1:31:071:31:10

making the finals, those athletes

that are consistent, those last

1:31:101:31:13

night who in the high jump, the fact

that they were opposing, there were

1:31:131:31:19

lines on the track because now it's

a different configuration, they

1:31:191:31:22

still perform. That's what you want

to aspire to. It seems like he is

1:31:221:31:25

one of those.

1:31:251:31:28

He's working out about training, new

training environments, going to

1:31:281:31:35

different countries, acclimatising,

making sure he's ready and I think

1:31:351:31:37

he's applying himself and that's

what you want to see from young

1:31:371:31:41

athletes coming through.

Steve Cram

will be impressed by that

1:31:411:31:43

performance and in the next semi-,

Steve Cram, you've got a man in Adam

1:31:431:31:49

Kszczot that's going to be one of

those pushing for the medals,

1:31:491:31:53

something Elliot Giles is going to

have his eye on.

Absolutely, I think

1:31:531:31:57

Elliott hasn't got a better chance,

I will reiterate having seen him in

1:31:571:32:01

training camps over the last couple

of years, he's very focused but he's

1:32:011:32:05

a massive talent, one of the most

exciting athletes we've got and I

1:32:051:32:09

don't think you've even tapped into

some of that talent yet. You just

1:32:091:32:14

saw the confidence he has. This man

has plenty as well, Brazier of

1:32:141:32:19

United States, a front running man.

He'll be pleased in some respects

1:32:191:32:22

his team-mate Emmanuel Korir didn't

make it because Crusat is good,

1:32:221:32:34

Giles is good, he can cope with the

pace and it will depend on the

1:32:341:32:38

final. We'll find out who will join

him of course here. What sort of

1:32:381:32:43

race is run. If Brazier frontrunners

this, he's only 20, and he's not

1:32:431:32:47

frightened, this man here, you might

remember in Portland how he shocked

1:32:471:32:57

us all, nobody would have picked him

out beforehand. He hasn't been

1:32:581:33:01

running anything like that this

year. We'll see how he goes. This

1:33:011:33:04

should be about Kszczot and Brazier,

Smaili on the outside as well,

1:33:041:33:12

there's a lot of new young talent.

Such a shame Korir isn't here but it

1:33:121:33:18

opens the door for others. Suso will

do nothing but watch and wait.

1:33:181:33:26

Brazier likes to get out there in

front but he might think that's what

1:33:261:33:30

they're expecting me to do and he

just manages not to step on the

1:33:301:33:34

line. Smaili takes advantage.

Brazier is happy to sit towards the

1:33:341:33:40

back, with Kszczot.

Brazier has

taken a risk with the decisions

1:33:401:33:47

judges have been taking so far

today, Adam Kszczot is where we

1:33:471:33:52

expect to see him, in his element

racing indoors. He makes the move is

1:33:521:33:56

only when he needs to unzip uses as

little energy as possible until he

1:33:561:34:00

needs to and he is unbeaten so far

this year.

I really like this

1:34:001:34:05

Brazier kid. We were talking about

Elliott and Kyle Langford as young

1:34:051:34:09

talents, but this kid is only 20 and

he's a lovely looking manner. He's

1:34:091:34:13

got a great action. He's got pace.

He's not frightened either. It is

1:34:131:34:19

3.26 not fast at all, we are heading

for something slower than the first

1:34:191:34:22

one so you don't want to be a

fastest loser here. Kszczot will

1:34:221:34:26

have to wake up bit and Brazier will

have to be aware of the kickers.

You

1:34:261:34:31

can see Adam Kszczot focusing on

where he needs to be an starting to

1:34:311:34:35

gather himself ready to react.

Brazier is poised in the perfect

1:34:351:34:38

position. Now here comes Kszczot.

It's the one thing Brazier doesn't

1:34:381:34:45

have an awful lot of experience as,

this fast change of pace here and

1:34:451:34:49

he's having to hold off the

Spaniard, who has moved into second

1:34:491:34:54

place and Brazier is struggling for

pace at the moment. Smaili coming

1:34:541:34:57

back into this, the American

struggling. Scissor where he likes

1:34:571:35:00

to be Konko, Chuck -- controlling it

off the bend. Scissor still has work

1:35:001:35:06

to do here and on the line, Smaili

just sit on the inside. Well, if

1:35:061:35:12

you'd said to the United States team

that led to top Mac men would not be

1:35:121:35:19

in the final, Korir because he

didn't get his Visa in New York and

1:35:191:35:24

Brazier because he let others

dictate, why do you go to world

1:35:241:35:29

champs and not run your own race?

You should have gone out there, made

1:35:291:35:32

it quick, run at the front, scissor

would have kicked but it might have

1:35:321:35:36

taken the others out of the

equation. Another one of the medal

1:35:361:35:39

prospects has gone, Kszczot wins it

and Smaili joins them.

Smaili judged

1:35:391:35:46

that very well in the closing

stages. Brazier, maybe he thought

1:35:461:35:54

the work was done for him but he

wasn't going fast enough and it

1:35:541:35:57

wasn't doing enough damage to

everybody else. Scissor, when he

1:35:571:36:01

goes, he has that change of pace

that does so much more damage than

1:36:011:36:05

he is able to do outdoors. People

are able to react outdoors but

1:36:051:36:09

indoors he gets the jump on the rest

of the field and he's playing with

1:36:091:36:12

them here, down the back straight

he's looking up but he's got another

1:36:121:36:15

gear and all the way down the home

straight he's still looking around

1:36:151:36:18

because he's got that gear ready to

go. He tucks backing behind Adam

1:36:181:36:25

Kszczot and Smaili moves through,

senses the gap opened up.

1:36:251:36:33

senses the gap opened up. He's so

experienced, Adam, and knows they

1:36:331:36:35

are both sides and he's toying with

the man still has that bit extra to

1:36:351:36:38

stay ahead will stop

yeah, I will

correct myself, Korea, who lives and

1:36:381:36:43

trains in America is of course

Kenyan. -- Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir.

1:36:431:36:52

Windle goes to as a fastest loser

and Brazier will be disqualified, I

1:36:521:36:56

thought he was running on the line

away from the start. There is his

1:36:561:37:00

foot on the line. I thought he did

it round the bend anyway. Anyway,

1:37:001:37:05

he's probably going to say thank you

for disqualifying me, because it

1:37:051:37:09

won't come that I was fifth in the

semi or the heat.

They might have

1:37:091:37:13

another look at Smaili down the home

straight because he looked very

1:37:131:37:16

close to the line, certainly as he

was trying to duck through on the

1:37:161:37:20

inside.

OK, keep an eye out for

that, so Adam Kszczot through OK,

1:37:201:37:29

Smaili joining him as a qualifier

but the others were too slow.

1:37:291:37:37

A great performers, are you happy,

they chased you to the line?

I am

1:37:391:37:45

happy. Only the first 200 was really

quick. I attacked 250 to go, as

1:37:451:37:51

usual in this season, so I'm really,

really happy. It seems like the

1:37:511:37:57

fastest guys, although they are in

the final right now, so it's easier

1:37:571:38:02

for tomorrow.

Of course you've got

bronze and silver. You are really

1:38:021:38:08

looking for the gold.

Hopefully,

hopefully tomorrow I will run for

1:38:081:38:12

gold.

Your performance there, when

that bell went, you absolutely

1:38:121:38:16

rocketed. You knew you had that well

within your sights.

I knew I am able

1:38:161:38:20

to accelerate and pass everyone on

this short straight, and I did it.

1:38:201:38:28

Especially I was especially happy

because I was in the right timing. I

1:38:281:38:36

made a big surprise for the fastest

guys. I saw how they looked behind

1:38:361:38:41

their backs and immediately after

that I hit, so it was great.

Thank

1:38:411:38:48

you very much for speaking tours.

Thank you.

We've had a great night

1:38:481:38:55

so far, but there's low more --

loads more to come. Katarina

1:38:551:38:59

Johnson-Thompson running for gold in

the final event of the pentathlon

1:38:591:39:02

and after her bronze last night,

Laura Muir is back in action in the

1:39:021:39:07

heats of the 1500 metres. The men's

long jump finalist sure to

1:39:071:39:13

entertain. Luvo Manyonga hoping to

add to his outdoor world title from

1:39:131:39:19

London. And some of the fastest

woman in the world will contest the

1:39:191:39:26

final of a loaded with men's 60

metres. -- women's 60 metres. Let's

1:39:261:39:33

talk more about the men's long jump

final, a man who knows what it's

1:39:331:39:37

like to be in the final of the world

long jump final, a global long jump

1:39:371:39:43

final, Greg Rutherford. We were

rather you were out there obviously,

1:39:431:39:47

you didn't feel after Glasgow you

are quite in the shape you wanted to

1:39:471:39:51

be to push it amongst the medals, so

who do you expect to be up there on

1:39:511:39:55

the rest room at the end of the

night?

I've been casting Mike Beady

1:39:551:39:59

Eye and watching them go through

their runway practices and both Luvo

1:39:591:40:03

Manyonga and Jarrion Lawson have

been smack bang on the board

1:40:031:40:06

perfectly, so they've given

themselves a great opportunity to

1:40:061:40:08

get on the board and maximise

chances. Luvo popped off the board

1:40:081:40:14

and I thought he looks on today. We

could see an 8.5 plus me to jump,

1:40:141:40:22

but if you look how close the

borders here we'll see him slide

1:40:221:40:25

through and he'll hit the back edge

of the pit which is always quite

1:40:251:40:28

scary for the jumpers when you are

in the air as well but it makes

1:40:281:40:32

quite an interesting competition.

It

is going to be an interesting

1:40:321:40:36

competition and indoors you explain

the difference as well for athletes,

1:40:361:40:39

it's not just a transference of

skill, you've got a lot of other

1:40:391:40:42

things to consider, the speed of the

runway, the fact there's no wind.

1:40:421:40:46

You were talking about the women and

the pentathlon earlier on, so remind

1:40:461:40:49

us again why it's so different in a

long jump?

First of all you don't

1:40:491:40:55

have wind, it's zero zero no matter

what, so you don't get the bonus

1:40:551:41:00

behind you which is a plus wind, or

a negative wind which is not good

1:41:001:41:04

for you. Jumping on board can really

suit some people and be awful for

1:41:041:41:07

others. Heavier jumpers and I

gestured towards myself, you can

1:41:071:41:11

struggle at times because you can

misjudge the take-off. You feel the

1:41:111:41:16

ground beneath you give way. Someone

like Luvo Manyonga, Jarrion Lawson,

1:41:161:41:21

quite soft off the board, this could

suit them. It's a fast runway and

1:41:211:41:25

it's perfect for jumping big.

The

light show has started because this

1:41:251:41:29

is the way we introduce our

finalists here, the pyrotechnics

1:41:291:41:33

will get going in just a moment as

the men are presented to the arena,

1:41:331:41:38

which there are a few empty seats

but I'm impressed, with the amount

1:41:381:41:42

of snow that's been falling in

Birmingham today that the crowds

1:41:421:41:44

have come out tonight to see these

finals, these great athletics so far

1:41:441:41:47

and this meant's final could be

something very special indeed --

1:41:471:41:53

this men's final.

They've just

trusted as the men's high jump,

1:41:531:41:58

which is quite interesting! They can

go relatively high, but the idea is

1:41:581:42:01

to go longer in the long jump.

They

have got long jump, they are not

1:42:011:42:09

doubling up!

We are going to see

something special from warlord two

1:42:091:42:13

of these guys. Here's the European

champion as well, so it will be

1:42:131:42:19

exciting.

Tell us about Jarrion

Lawson.

In the end the AA in the US

1:42:191:42:23

he set the world alight,

exceptionally fast and good long

1:42:231:42:28

jump and he's a speed based long

jump, similar to myself. He has the

1:42:281:42:33

ability to run superfast times. If

he was to focus on the sprints,

1:42:331:42:37

which maybe he should do, he could

run regular - tens, for sure. There

1:42:371:42:45

are so many good athletes, you have

to get busted up for different

1:42:451:42:49

events. Remember being in Florida

one time seeing a load of guys at

1:42:491:42:53

the Florida State who

1:42:531:42:59

the Florida State who would-be

British champions, they were not

1:42:591:43:00

quick enough even for their

collegiate team. Jarrion Lawson has

1:43:001:43:05

everything, he could be one of the

greatest, I think.

In the last few

1:43:051:43:09

major championships we've seen some

real quality US long jump is. Just

1:43:091:43:13

not quite potentially pushing

themselves through, we saw the

1:43:131:43:18

brilliant competition in Beijing at

the World Championships, which Greg

1:43:181:43:21

reigns supreme at, but they haven't

quite mixed it. Then you get the

1:43:211:43:25

likes of Luvo Manyonga coming along

and taking another crown away from

1:43:251:43:30

the great long jump is.

They are

always in there for the medals and

1:43:301:43:35

Jarrion Lawson, silver last year, I

think he wants to upgrade that, but

1:43:351:43:41

Luvo Manyonga has been very

consistent and has made for really

1:43:411:43:44

good long jump viewing over the last

few years. Manyonga, in terms of his

1:43:441:43:51

story, he's got an amazing story and

he -- we hear so much about there

1:43:511:43:59

rather than personalities. We have

to work on that and work with these

1:43:591:44:04

athletes.

Sorry to interrupt you, I

think these long jump is doing the

1:44:041:44:06

best entrance so far of any of the

finals we've seen in terms of

1:44:061:44:10

putting the show on!

They are known

for their style, right, Greg?

I

1:44:101:44:15

think they are happy to be on the TV

for a little while, it's a new

1:44:151:44:19

experience for them!

LAUGHTER

1:44:191:44:23

They are having fun. I mix it up

with these guys all the time,

1:44:231:44:26

there's a lot of big personalities

down there. Some of us get on very

1:44:261:44:29

well and we have a good laugh,

others are bit insular and within

1:44:291:44:33

themselves, but generally the young

jumpers, like the pole vault is and

1:44:331:44:36

high jumpers, they are not out there

enough for people to know it I

1:44:361:44:39

think.

Manyonga has been public

about serving a suspension for a

1:44:391:44:45

recreational drug that he admitted

to using and he's using his platform

1:44:451:44:48

as a champion to speak to people

about recreational drugs and the

1:44:481:44:52

dangers. It's a fantastic story and

he's an amazing athlete. That's a

1:44:521:44:56

personality.

1:44:561:45:01

personality. He's a great guy.

Incredibly difficult background in

1:45:011:45:05

South Africa, not many of us could

relate to.

He was a drug addict. To

1:45:051:45:08

come through that and do what he's

doing now is testament to his

1:45:081:45:11

character, wonderful.

Next up, the women's 1500 metres,

1:45:111:45:18

featuring Laura Muir.

Muir is using

this to get to

1:45:181:45:24

featuring Laura Muir.

Muir is using

this to get to them -- Dibaba. She's

1:45:241:45:27

definitely got medal, what colour

will it be? Dibaba trying to make it

1:45:271:45:30

three world titles in a row kicks

again. One last effort, Dibaba,

1:45:301:45:36

looking for the line. She's just

about going to make it. Dibaba gets

1:45:361:45:41

the gold, Hassan gets the Silver,

Laura Muir the bronze. 2.37 for the

1:45:411:45:49

last kilometre, that is very, very

quick indeed.

1:45:491:45:55

I don't think I need to say much

more than your first global medal.

1:45:551:45:59

Yes, so happy! I can't believe I've

got one now. It feels like it's been

1:45:591:46:05

coming for so long and I'm so glad

to get on the podium.

There's been

1:46:051:46:09

so much talk about just how strong

that field is, how special is its

1:46:091:46:14

knowing you've got your mettle

against that field?

Yeah, getting a

1:46:141:46:18

world medal is really tough but

everyone was in that race, it could

1:46:181:46:22

have been anyone, or the fastest

times in the world weather. To come

1:46:221:46:26

away with a medal in that field and

being so close to the front, as

1:46:261:46:30

well. I'm just so happy.

When we saw

that break of three, we knew a medal

1:46:301:46:36

was coming. Did you think you could

have got the silver on that home

1:46:361:46:39

straight?

My legs were tired! At

last ten metres I think I was happy

1:46:391:46:46

to stay on my feet and my legs were

really tired. There's so many

1:46:461:46:49

different ways the race that have

panned out but I could have been

1:46:491:46:54

fourth or fifth costs, so to come

away with a medal, there is no

1:46:541:46:58

disappointment is their

1:46:581:46:59

away with a medal, there is no

disappointment is their toll.

Lets

1:46:591:47:00

have a word with Paula Radcliffe who

is in the commentary box. Eilish

1:47:001:47:07

McColgan also going in these heats.

I saw Laura in reception at the

1:47:071:47:13

hotel today. She looked incredibly

relaxed, looked like she'd recovered

1:47:131:47:17

well from last night. What will the

tactics be in these semis?

I think

1:47:171:47:24

tactics will be to expend as little

energy as possible and stay out of

1:47:241:47:27

trouble and qualify safely. She said

after the race yesterday, her

1:47:271:47:33

trouble and qualify safely. She said

after the race yesterday, her

1:47:331:47:33

preparation has actually been easier

even though she had a hard race last

1:47:331:47:37

night for this race this evening

that it was for last night with the

1:47:371:47:39

fight to get here because of the

weather conditions. It's poor Eilish

1:47:391:47:43

in the second heat who has a much

more difficult qualifying act ahead

1:47:431:47:48

of her.

In terms of confidence, we

talked last night about breaking

1:47:481:47:53

through finally, upgrading from

fourth to a podium finish in a

1:47:531:47:57

global championship. Will she have

woken up this morning with a

1:47:571:48:01

different feeling about herself?

Will that be the first thought on

1:48:011:48:05

her mind? That they when it happened

to you, what's it like?

It's like a

1:48:051:48:10

weight is lifted off your shoulders.

She is known that she's been capable

1:48:101:48:14

of getting the world medal. We've

known it. But actually going out

1:48:141:48:18

there and delivering is something

different. She did that last night

1:48:181:48:21

so she now has the confidence that

that gives her and just the control

1:48:211:48:26

over the other girls that it gives

you, as well. She's no longer the

1:48:261:48:29

person who runs fast and can't quite

get there to the medal. She is the

1:48:291:48:32

person who runs fast and can get

there and get a medal. She is bigger

1:48:321:48:36

danger for the other athletes in

being confident herself.

Thank you

1:48:361:48:41

very much. We'll join you shortly

for the first of those 1500 metre

1:48:411:48:44

semis. Let's the Steve Backley.

What's been happening in the early

1:48:441:48:48

exchanges in the long jump?

COMMENTATOR: very early stages in

1:48:481:48:55

this long jump final. Radek Juska,

third man to jump.

1:48:551:49:07

third man to jump. Sarah 's Leeds in

this round.

1:49:091:49:18

Know one over the eight-metre mark

yet. Good on the board, good height.

1:49:191:49:29

Good tension, good atmosphere in the

stadium this evening. The world's

1:49:291:49:33

best long jumpers.

1:49:331:49:38

best long jumpers. 7.99, Juska goes

into the lead. Shi China chasing

1:49:381:49:49

7.99. -- Shi of China. Wasn't good

on the board. Shi making some

1:49:491:49:58

adjustments or needing to. Top

eight, three further jumps. After

1:49:581:50:04

three jumps there will be that cut.

15 start. There is a cult of seven

1:50:041:50:11

after that three jumps -- there is a

cull of seven. We turn our attention

1:50:111:50:22

to Tyrone Smith, the oldest man in

the field at 33. Best this season of

1:50:221:50:29

7.7 seven. He's going to need all of

that and some to make that cut mark.

1:50:291:50:40

Ruswahl Samaai is keen to get

involved, standing behind him. One

1:50:401:50:43

of the really talented South African

jumpers all involved here this

1:50:431:50:47

evening. One on the right of your

screen, as well. Fairly deliberate

1:50:471:50:55

on the approach, good acceleration.

Just lengthens before the board,

1:50:551:51:04

Smith. That causes him to slow down

a little bit.

7.75 for Smith.

1:51:041:51:15

a little bit.

7.75 for Smith. Two

Laura Muir, then. The

1:51:161:51:18

bronze-medallist in the world indoor

Championships, setting out on a

1:51:181:51:23

quest to win another one hopeful in

the 1500 metres. Qualification here

1:51:231:51:27

I don't think we'll be too much of a

stretch. The first two in each heat.

1:51:271:51:34

Some good athletes in here. Louise

Gregor. Aisha Praught, Jamaican,

1:51:341:51:40

having a good year.

1:51:401:51:47

having a good year. Games everyday

of

1:51:471:51:52

of other -- gens Nvidia

1:51:531:51:54

I think the point about the

3,000-metre race, why you are more

1:51:581:52:02

tired is the really hard last

thousand metres. An even pace race

1:52:021:52:07

and a bit of a kick.

1:52:071:52:13

and a bit of a kick. They might not

run as quick in the final. This is a

1:52:171:52:25

hard 1500 metres, the 2000 metres

last night. Coming straight into a

1:52:251:52:28

1500 metre heat. The quality of

those two, Laura Muir and Dibaba

1:52:281:52:34

should see them through here. We

have lain disqualifications in the

1:52:341:52:40

3000. I was going to say at least no

one will get disqualified for

1:52:401:52:47

running out of their lain! Just talk

a bit quickly about running two

1:52:471:52:52

events in Championships when you

have that hesitancy of your bike, a

1:52:521:52:59

medal. It opens up the freedom to go

and run as you want and as you wish.

1:52:591:53:04

This is more familiar territory for

Laura, the 1500.

It is, it's back to

1:53:041:53:08

her home event. To some extent she

had practice at this which is why

1:53:081:53:13

she did the double in Belgrade last

time. It certainly makes it easier

1:53:131:53:17

that it was a straight final in the

3000 metres. That's a completely

1:53:171:53:21

different kettle of fish when you're

trying to do it and have to run

1:53:211:53:24

heats in the 3000. Laura actually

ran the fastest 1500 of the year so

1:53:241:53:29

far in the second half of that race

last night. Faster than she had to

1:53:291:53:34

run to win the Scottish universities

indoors. She ran hard at that point.

1:53:341:53:39

She shouldn't hopefully have to run

that fast tonight to qualify, but

1:53:391:53:43

she has to be prepared and capable

of doing that, should someone else

1:53:431:53:45

decides to go out and make this hard

because she has to qualify

1:53:451:53:49

comfortable and with ease to stay on

track for the target she's set

1:53:491:53:52

herself.

You can sort of see what

Aisha Praught is doing. She's run

1:53:521:53:57

fast this year but doesn't really

want to lead this all the way but

1:53:571:54:01

she was trying to entice someone

else to pick it up and so you end up

1:54:011:54:05

winning 33s and 34s which isn't

quick enough. It's not going to be

1:54:051:54:09

adorable but it's certainly not

going to mean that the other two

1:54:091:54:12

heats are going to think, crikey,

the first was quick! They are all

1:54:121:54:17

lining up there. Dibaba kicks going

to the front and moving back. Laura

1:54:171:54:20

Muir keeping out of trouble.

1:54:201:54:29

Muir keeping out of trouble. Luiza

Gega moves to the front. She has

1:54:291:54:31

good pace but it's not too quick

which I think Laura Muir will be

1:54:311:54:35

happy about.

Nobody was keen to come

past Aisha Praught. Peres moved

1:54:351:54:44

round of the outside and put a bit

of pressure on her. And also by the

1:54:441:54:48

fact they all Northern is just

sitting there, waiting to kick at

1:54:481:54:51

some point is going to be Dibaba and

Laura Muir will follow her at that

1:54:511:54:55

point. They need to be in the first

two to guarantee themselves going

1:54:551:54:58

through to the final.

Dibaba doing

what she likes to do. Get things

1:54:581:55:02

moving along. She'll wind this pays

up. Laura can decide to go with her

1:55:021:55:09

or sit and kick for second which I'm

sure she'll be able to do. A 32 is

1:55:091:55:14

picked up and Dibaba will keep doing

this, it'll stretch them out. Laura

1:55:141:55:17

Muir trying to make sure she's in

the controlling spot, which she is.

1:55:171:55:22

She is now deciding, I might as well

move past. Laura keeping an eye on

1:55:221:55:26

what's happening behind her. Praught

coming back again.

1:55:261:55:34

coming back again.

Praught is

primarily a steeple chase and she

1:55:361:55:38

can finish first. She can finish as

fast as Laura Muir on best legs but

1:55:381:55:43

I'm tired legs -- tired legs she has

to make your she has a book that.

1:55:431:55:51

Keeping Dibaba inside.

1:55:511:55:58

Keeping Dibaba inside. She's got

three, four-metre and expends Seu

1:55:581:56:02

extends a bit but Praught is still

there. Laura just needs to be aware.

1:56:021:56:07

She looks comfortable, she's looking

at the screen. Dibaba will keep

1:56:071:56:12

going away and I'm sure Laura will

keep some distance between herself

1:56:121:56:14

and Aisha Praught who is well clear

of the rest. As expected, gens every

1:56:141:56:20

De Vanna and Laura qualify with ease

and it's ended up being reasonably

1:56:201:56:26

quick.

1:56:261:56:31

quick. Praught takes third. Not a

cancer there but also you didn't

1:56:311:56:34

have to turn on the burners. Didn't

have to really dig deep and kick

1:56:341:56:38

hard over the last 200, which is

good. It's those sort of heats that

1:56:381:56:44

sometimes make you a bit nervous. No

dramas for Laura and she'll feel

1:56:441:56:48

tired. You do. You can't not feel

tired. She would be delighted that's

1:56:481:56:52

over with and relieved.

She will and

it's a funny thing, sometimes you

1:56:521:56:57

feel more tired in heat than in the

final just because you're not

1:56:571:57:00

prepared to completely go to the

wall in the heats unless it comes

1:57:001:57:05

down to a last-ditch attempt to get

yourself into the final. She was

1:57:051:57:08

trying to conserve as much energy as

possible. She ran it very sensibly,

1:57:081:57:12

chatting about the screen, checking

to the sides, sensing there's any

1:57:121:57:17

danger coming from either side of

her and just doing what she needed

1:57:171:57:20

to do down that home straight. She

has took the very fast. There were a

1:57:201:57:26

couple of quick laps by Dibaba. Kept

running through the line. There are

1:57:261:57:34

two more heats to go. The three

fastest loser spots, she must be in

1:57:341:57:38

with a chance and sets the bar for

others to aim at.

1:57:381:57:49

with a chance and sets the bar for

others to aim at.

That was a

1:57:491:57:51

relatively slow race. The top two

spots me you had to get it.

1:57:511:57:54

Comfortable?

Yeah. It was quite a

quick race for a heat. A bit scrappy

1:57:541:58:00

at the start. I tried to stay out of

trouble and followed Dibaba but

1:58:001:58:05

didn't go that hard. I kept an eye

on the screen for weather girls were

1:58:051:58:11

me and wanted to secure the second

spot.

There was quite a lot of

1:58:111:58:15

shunting in the early part of the

race. What was it like trying to

1:58:151:58:18

find your rhythm?

It was OK. I got

used to it. The start was scrappy

1:58:181:58:25

and a few people came out of

nowhere, stepping to the side of

1:58:251:58:29

things. It was mine and I got the

job done unscathed. All set for the

1:58:291:58:33

final tomorrow.

The job is done and

you're through to the final

1:58:331:58:36

tomorrow. Let's think about

yesterday. What of the last -- what

1:58:361:58:39

have the last 24 hours be my?

I've

not really had chance to celebrate.

1:58:391:58:47

Had to prepare for today and 1500

tomorrow. I'm so happy to have the

1:58:471:58:53

medal.

Banks were speaking to us.

1:58:531:58:59

All happening in the last 500

metres. Aisha Praught dragged down

1:59:041:59:12

to a 4.07, which looks good for

qualifying spot, but those two

1:59:121:59:15

definitely true. Onto the second

heat in the women's 1500 metres.

1:59:151:59:22

Meraf Bahta, only 12 in the 3000

metres here.

1:59:221:59:32

metres here. Hanna Klein made the

final of the 1500 metres in the

1:59:331:59:37

Championships last year. Kate Van

Buskirk of Canada alongside her.

1:59:371:59:41

Dominique Scott, one of her four of

the nine who run in the 3000 metres.

1:59:411:59:48

Beatrice Chepkoech, infamous for

missing the job in the final of the

1:59:481:59:54

3000 metres steeplechase at the

championships. Eilish McColgan Randa

1:59:541:59:58

metres, as well. Her mother lives in

the 1989 world indoors, silver in

1:59:582:00:05

the 3000. Sixth in the 1300 which

I'm told was 13 minutes later.

2:00:052:00:09

That's a quick turnaround.

2:00:092:00:15

Stand back from the line, please,

ladies.

Somebody with a tow line.

2:00:152:00:28

Chepkoech stars as the favourite

here. A bit of barging in the early

2:00:302:00:35

stages. Chepkoech wants none of

that. Slight advantage for these

2:00:352:00:41

runners that they know the first

he'd started slowly but built up to

2:00:412:00:45

a good pace. Times you are looking

for, fastest losers, 4.07, 90 four

2:00:452:00:55

Marta Perez of Spain. The two

fastest losers, if you don't make it

2:00:552:01:02

through as the automatic qualifiers.

Eilish McColgan sitting near the

2:01:022:01:05

back of the field as Beatrice

Chepkoech takes it out.

There are

2:01:052:01:08

much easier ways to run 4.09 than

the girls who did in the first heat.

2:01:082:01:12

The girls in here looking up half

the night on the fastest loser spots

2:01:122:01:16

need to get moving earlier in the

race to give themselves a better

2:01:162:01:20

shot. This looks like a better pace

so far.

Won at least we didn't

2:01:202:01:24

mention is Colleen Quigley. In

fourth place at the moment. Second

2:01:242:01:28

in the US Championships between

Shelley Hoolahan. Chepkoech takes a

2:01:282:01:36

glance at the screens. Won the

overall IAAF indoor tour title. Run

2:01:362:01:42

very quickly in Glasgow. 4.02. Shows

what form she's

2:01:422:01:51

what form she's in. Colleen Quigley

mixer move round the outside.

I

2:01:512:01:58

think Bahta might have said

something in the qualifying stages

2:01:582:02:01

for this race today when she

realised she wasn't really in the

2:02:012:02:03

hunt. I'm not sure that Claudia

Michaela Bobbitt that. Chepkoech, if

2:02:032:02:14

she's in the form she was in last

week in Glasgow and she has been so

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far in the 15 hundred metres, over

1500, then she's just running with

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ease. I think that is a change from

the steeplechase to the 1500 metres

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that may well stick further than the

Commonwealth.

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I wonder how much was taken out of

the legs of Dibaba in the 3000

2:02:322:02:37

metres, because Chepkoech will hope

it took out a great deal. She looks

2:02:372:02:42

so comfortable out in front, as

Bahta, and a Liz McColgan has made a

2:02:422:02:47

bit of a move to get into sixth

place, creeping around the outside

2:02:472:02:50

with that very, very long stride

alongside the South African

2:02:502:02:56

Dominique Scott and Colleen Quigley

and perhaps the pace has dropped a

2:02:562:02:59

little from Chepkoech. It's

beginning to bunch up a little more

2:02:592:03:01

at the moment.

Starting to bunch up

and that gets dangerous when you've

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got this many girls in there and

especially with legs as long as a

2:03:052:03:10

Eilish McColgan. She looked like she

would move wide, then realised there

2:03:102:03:13

were too many girls in front of her

Rand has lost the momentum she

2:03:132:03:17

started, and she has to start all

over again.

We have seven or eight

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athletes out front, Chepkoech

leading, they've closed behind her.

2:03:232:03:26

Colleen Quigley, the American in

fourth place, Dominique Scott of

2:03:262:03:30

South Africa, a leash McColgan, a

fall, Bahta is down and she will not

2:03:302:03:36

recover from there, I'm sure, was

just a couple of laps to go, a long

2:03:362:03:40

way back and the pain etched on her

face. What caused it, we'll find out

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afterwards because there may be

something to say on that, but Bahta

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could be given a run in finally she

was impeded because she was in a

2:03:512:03:56

very good position but she will not

get back into things in this race.

2:03:562:03:59

It might have been Colleen Quigley

who brought her down and she was

2:03:592:04:03

most disadvantaged by that. A Liz

did well to swerve wide. I'm not

2:04:032:04:10

sure she's got much left for this

final lap.

Two go through

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automatically three fastest losers.

Chepkoech is controlling things.

2:04:162:04:19

Dominique Scott running well,

Quigley of the United States running

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around the outside and Dominique

Scott may be paying for the 3000

2:04:262:04:29

metres there but she is hanging in,

the South African. Chepkoech of

2:04:292:04:33

Kenya out in front, then Van

Buskirk, Colleen Quigley trying to

2:04:332:04:36

find a way through and here comes

quickly around the Canadian to take

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second, ahead of Van Scott and

McColgan crossing the line now, so

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she will not go through but

Chepkoech certainly well and Bahta

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may still go through because we will

wait to see what caused that fall

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and if she was impeded. You can see

what it means to her to have fallen

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there. McColgan perhaps the running

of the 3000 metres still in her legs

2:05:002:05:07

but apace she couldn't live with

this evening. No, she couldn't, she

2:05:072:05:11

said she hasn't felt herself in the

last couple of weeks and she didn't

2:05:112:05:14

look herself out there but that's

sad to see from Bahta. She may be

2:05:142:05:19

advanced to the final but is she

capable of running and running well

2:05:192:05:22

in the final now, because she has to

be her. She was basically run over

2:05:222:05:26

the top of.

This is Bahta, in behind Klein, and

2:05:262:05:31

quickly behind her clipped her

Quigley, who goes through, Quigley

2:05:312:05:37

did well to avoid her Rand did well

to go on and finish in second place,

2:05:372:05:42

but another look.

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but another look.

Yeah, there was

definitely a bit of argy-bargy going

2:05:492:05:52

on before that, a bit of armed

tangling around the bend and

2:05:522:05:56

probably in that Bahta is as much to

blame as Quigley is but it does look

2:05:562:06:01

as though... May be her knee caught.

I don't think it was intentional

2:06:012:06:06

from Colleen Quigley but it was

certainly caused by Colleen Quigley.

2:06:062:06:10

It's a good job she's a

steeplechaser because she did well

2:06:102:06:13

to keep going over her.

If you were

a judge what would your decision be?

2:06:132:06:20

Bahta in great distress, obviously,

but...

I don't know, can they

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advance Bahta without disqualifying

Quigley? I don't think it was

2:06:242:06:28

intentional. But certainly...

As it

stands at the moment Chepkoech and

2:06:282:06:35

Quigley going through as the

automatic qualifiers and Van Buskirk

2:06:352:06:39

just sneaks into the second of the

fastest losers at the moment ahead

2:06:392:06:43

of Perez of Spain. McColgan down in

sixth place.

2:06:432:06:53

Coming towards the end of the first

round of the long jump final,

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Echevarria of Cuba, 19 years of age,

still know one beyond eight metres

2:06:592:07:03

yet. That is a long effort, he has a

season's best, a lifetime best, of

2:07:032:07:14

8.34 metres and the 19-year-old

looks as though he's come to play.

2:07:142:07:20

He shortens his stride, accelerates

in. Perfect board, absolutely

2:07:202:07:24

perfect board.

A great tradition in

Cuba, of course, 8.19, Echevarria

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takes the lead. Jarrion Lawson,

hugely talented US champion. First

2:07:342:07:41

round.

2:07:412:07:46

It's around the eight-metre mark.

It's a valid jump for Lawson. Maybe

2:07:462:07:54

just a bit of tension there, not

quite into his running yet, looking

2:07:542:07:58

to force it. Manyonga, the only man

who hasn't jumped to conclude this

2:07:582:08:05

first round.

2:08:052:08:10

first round. 7.92 Lawson in force,

expect more. -- in fourth place.

2:08:102:08:17

Here's Luvo Manyonga, the world

champion last year. Silver-medallist

2:08:172:08:23

in Rio by just one centimetre. His

opening job. It's huge! But it's a

2:08:232:08:28

foul. That's a massive effort. A big

smile from him. It shows what he's

2:08:282:08:36

capable of. But it is a foul. It

won't be measured. Five jumps

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remaining. Manyonga looking in great

shape.

2:08:442:08:47

Still no news yet on that little

collision involving Bahta. I have a

2:08:552:09:00

feeling she may get advanced. I

don't think they'll disqualify

2:09:002:09:03

Quigley, but we'll see. Hassan in

this one who held up Laura Muir in

2:09:032:09:11

the 3000 beta final, Chebet, not

necessarily the best of the Kenyans.

2:09:112:09:18

Houlihan is back, Shelby Houlihan,

who didn't run a great race in the

2:09:182:09:25

final. She finished fifth, Henrik

started moving up to the 1500

2:09:252:09:33

metres, it will be interesting to

see if she can build a career at

2:09:332:09:38

this event -- Anita Hinriksdottir.

Nilsson, the Swede, and Hassan.

2:09:382:09:47

Hassan doesn't always get the 1500

metres right. She missed out on a

2:09:472:09:53

medal in the 1500 metres, yet won

medal in the 5000, which she hates,

2:09:532:09:59

but she still getting to grips with

the longer distance. The one person

2:09:592:10:03

we didn't see there was a bit of a

threat here, say on -- Seyaum.

2:10:032:10:17

Hinriksdottir, who has one of the

most distinctive, lets calling that,

2:10:172:10:23

running actions, which we've got

used to seeing over the years and

2:10:232:10:26

she's always front run 800 metres.

Surely she doesn't think she can

2:10:262:10:31

then run 1500 metres in the same

way.

If I'd ask you to bet who would

2:10:312:10:37

be at the front, you would put your

money on Hinriksdottir. She only

2:10:372:10:41

knows one way is to feel comfortable

racing and it's a step out of her

2:10:412:10:46

comfort zone to raise 1500 metres

indoors. Straightaway she goes to

2:10:462:10:51

the front. She does have that very

long loping stride and for that

2:10:512:10:56

reason she's probably more

comfortable running out on her Rome,

2:10:562:10:59

but I think she just relaxes more

that way. She's looked at those

2:10:592:11:03

times. What she needs to do to put

this raise up there for the

2:11:032:11:07

qualifying times to come from this

final race, and she's getting on

2:11:072:11:10

with it and getting it done and

Hassan, a stumble there already.

I'm

2:11:102:11:16

surprised Hassan is quite so far up

early run but she's got involved.

2:11:162:11:22

Hinriksdottir setting a good pace

and they are certainly heading for

2:11:222:11:30

under 4.10. She's slowing a little

bit, the other is starting to bunch.

2:11:302:11:34

Seyaum is a talented young is the

opium, isn't always the best

2:11:342:11:40

tactically. You always have to watch

Arafi, the dangerous Moroccan. When

2:11:402:11:43

it comes to championship racing, she

has been found wanting over the

2:11:432:11:50

years. Shelby Houlihan will be

relying on her quick last 200 metres

2:11:502:11:53

but she can't give the Steele much

of a start.

No, she's probably one

2:11:532:11:58

who is not happy to see

Hinriksdottir setting off at this

2:11:582:12:01

pace. It's only just outside four

minute pace. Even at 33 As she's

2:12:012:12:08

comfortably ahead of a 4.09 pace

that is needed to progress as a

2:12:082:12:13

fastest loser, so it's asking

questions of people in the field

2:12:132:12:16

already in the gaps are starting to

open up further back.

She's got

2:12:162:12:22

through two seconds through 800

metres, 2.12, but she's slowing down

2:12:222:12:26

and Hinriksdottir, if you are trying

to run 1500 metres that's not really

2:12:262:12:30

the rate do it. You have to keep

building the pace, or you start a

2:12:302:12:35

bit slow and get quicker. Dawit

Seyaum thinking she doesn't want to

2:12:352:12:43

use this energy so she goes back.

Chebet and Seyaum and all of a

2:12:432:12:48

sudden there's a big bunch, being

controlled from the front.

It's

2:12:482:12:55

sensible from Hassan, when you are

coming in on tired legs and when the

2:12:552:12:58

race has been set up for you, as it

has by Hinriksdottir so far, she

2:12:582:13:03

needs to make it a long run from

home. She can't rely on that change

2:13:032:13:08

of face she usually has when she's

up against Seo and Chebet, and Arafi

2:13:082:13:14

who has squeezed their way through.

A push at the back from Hendrix from

2:13:142:13:19

Iceland. -- from Bendix Dottie. The

change of pace, Hassan having to

2:13:192:13:28

find her elbows to try and hold up

Chebet. She will save it for the

2:13:282:13:34

last lap but keeps Chebet running

wide. Chebet wanted to cutting.

2:13:342:13:39

Houlihan, dangerous, lurking, the

American. They take the bell. What

2:13:392:13:45

about Hassan? Only top two by rights

here. All of these could go through,

2:13:452:13:48

they are quick enough. They could

run a big last lap. He closed Hassan

2:13:482:13:57

and Seyaum, tactically sometimes

badly conducting herself. -- here

2:13:572:14:02

goes Hassan. Chebet is holding the

second place, then Arafi. Houlihan

2:14:022:14:09

will come again but Hassan kicks

away. Chebet comes through in

2:14:092:14:13

second. They all go through there

and if Seyaum hadn't given up, as

2:14:132:14:18

she obviously did, she might have

got through but I don't think she

2:14:182:14:21

will. So it

2:14:212:14:27

will. So it will be Praught who goes

through as the fastest loser from

2:14:272:14:31

Laura's heat. Quicker than any of

those would have wanted partly

2:14:312:14:34

because Hinriksdottir took off. It

was nice to see her at the front for

2:14:342:14:40

a while. Hassan, Chebet, fast

finishing Houlihan doing well. The

2:14:402:14:43

big names are through.

The big names

are all through apart from Seyaum,

2:14:432:14:47

who made a big tactical error. I

think she just went to hard when she

2:14:472:14:53

went and then she wasn't able to

maintain that. She tightened up and

2:14:532:14:56

you are right, she's doing that how

all a bit down the last straight and

2:14:562:15:00

threw away the chances of advancing

in that final fastest loser.

2:15:002:15:11

Second round of the long jump.

Season's best for Samaai but he's

2:15:112:15:22

capable of much more. Second jump.

Similar kind of distance.

I think

2:15:222:15:30

you may have snapped over eight

metres, sunk a bit and lifted off

2:15:302:15:34

the board. He's sunk a little bit

into the board. Didn't carry speed.

2:15:342:15:38

Just prepared... That's close. Good

board, little bit to spare there.

2:15:382:15:48

Only one man so far over eight

metres. That's Juan Miguel

2:15:482:15:55

Echevarria of Cuba.

2:15:552:16:00

Echevarria of Cuba. Marquis Dendy,

hugely talented American. The

2:16:012:16:04

defending champion, wide eyes.

Somewhat 35 metres back. His legs

2:16:042:16:10

heavily strapped. In this the second

round... That looks over eight

2:16:102:16:15

metres, possibly. Not happy, shake

off the head there.

For me, again,

2:16:152:16:25

just that preparation step. But

again, there are two techniques. The

2:16:252:16:29

straight leg run off the board or

that sink and leg. Either way, you

2:16:292:16:33

have to lower the hips and raise

them and carry speed across the

2:16:332:16:36

border to the distance.

Here's the

man who can produce something big.

2:16:362:16:41

8.02 in third place. Right, John

Miguel active area of Cuba is in the

2:16:412:16:49

lead. 8.1

2:16:492:16:54

lead. 8.1 nine. Second round jump. A

big effort. Is it valid? It is.

2:16:552:17:03

That's 19 years of age, Echevarria

has taken on some much more

2:17:032:17:09

experienced jumpers like the South

Africans. Team-mate even Prideaux

2:17:092:17:20

set, five times world indoor

champion. Echevarria extends his

2:17:202:17:28

lead. 8.28. Brilliant jump.

Fantastic from the youngster there.

2:17:282:17:38

Just to tidy up the 1500 metres

third heat.

2:17:382:17:47

As expected, the two fastest loser

spots going to Arafi and Houlihan.

2:17:472:17:56

Seyaum not going through. Let's look

at the full qualifiers. I still

2:17:562:18:03

think the big names are the ones

that will win the medals in the

2:18:032:18:08

three thousands could well be the

medallist in the 1500 metre final

2:18:082:18:12

when it happens tomorrow night.

2:18:122:18:19

The three big names through.

2:18:212:18:26

The light show behind us is because

the men are entering the arena for

2:18:272:18:31

the shot put final. You'll see them

shortly. Sorry, the women's shot put

2:18:312:18:35

final. I haven't seen the athletes

coming and I just knew there was a

2:18:352:18:39

shot put final tonight. Let's look

at the long jump which is definitely

2:18:392:18:43

men! You can tell us about

Echevarria who's put himself out

2:18:432:18:49

there with a fantastic jump.

He's

someone I'd forgotten about. He's a

2:18:492:18:55

Cuban who is very good at jumping.

They've had a history of fantastic

2:18:552:18:59

jump. Pedrosa, my favourite jumper

of all time, is the most famous of

2:18:592:19:03

all. They have this conveyor Belt of

jumpers coming through and you can

2:19:032:19:07

see technically they love trying to

mimic the way Pedrosa would jump

2:19:072:19:12

with a 2.5 hitch which is movement

you year. Interesting that most long

2:19:122:19:16

jumpers struggle with 2.5. Even Carl

Lewis struggled to get all those

2:19:162:19:20

rotations out. Perfect on the board

and a good structure runway. This is

2:19:202:19:30

what we were talking about earlier.

The girls were doing it in the

2:19:302:19:34

heptathlon. It's about pushing

through to the right positions,

2:19:342:19:36

getting up right, attacking the

board, which is exactly what he did.

2:19:362:19:39

Came through for a lovely jump.

8.28, he is not messing around.

2:19:392:19:44

Gilbert is a bit of pressure on.

Luvo Manyonga will go out there and

2:19:442:19:49

do something very special. -- he

went out there and it's in special.

2:19:492:19:53

It was a foul but he's putting out a

marker for the left. He laughed it

2:19:532:19:57

off. This was the foul. He laughed

it off and waved to the crowd.

This

2:19:572:20:02

is the foul.

You can see he's

supremely confident. He has a nice

2:20:022:20:10

dry face, gets himself upright and

soaring through the air there.

It

2:20:102:20:16

looks very dangerous. Is it shorter,

the pitch?

The interesting thing in

2:20:162:20:22

the UK, we have a lot of one metre

this is the distance from the pit

2:20:222:20:26

and people aren't a huge fan of

that.

Where you live now with

2:20:262:20:34

Jarrion

2:20:342:20:34

that.

Where you live now with

Jarrion.

2:20:342:20:39

COMMENTATOR: Lawson getting ready

for his second attempt. He's in

2:20:392:20:42

fifth place.

2:20:422:20:47

fifth place. Well, stretching,

trying to reach further into the pit

2:20:492:20:52

but he's got no distance on that.

What's going on there?

He's

2:20:522:20:57

accelerating in but then he is for

me a little bit low in the hips and

2:20:572:21:02

doesn't quite get through. Swells

the arms forward and comes in a bit

2:21:022:21:07

too premature into the pit. Maybe

reaching onto the board little bit

2:21:072:21:12

there.

Lawson, stays in fifth place.

At the moment, it's the young man,

2:21:122:21:25

Echevarria of Cuba, 8.28, who is in

the lead. We have one athlete to

2:21:252:21:32

complete rounds two and it's the

main man, Luvo Manyonga. The man who

2:21:322:21:42

is highly fancied to take the title

here. But he did carry that foul in

2:21:422:21:46

the first round. It was a big foul.

A big jump but a long way over the

2:21:462:21:51

board, as well.

2:21:512:21:56

board, as well. Manyonga, round two.

Off a foul in the first round. It's

2:21:562:22:00

a big effort, it's a huge jump, but

it's another foul. He's not smiling

2:22:002:22:05

this time! Or maybe years. He knows

it's a big effort but he's put

2:22:052:22:10

himself under some pressure.

I think

so, I think so. Great speed on the

2:22:102:22:15

runway but lengthening and putting

it over. Why we going to get to see

2:22:152:22:19

how much of a foul it is? It's a big

foul, it's a big foul. It's

2:22:192:22:26

inaccurate in terms of runway but

you can see and that plasticine

2:22:262:22:30

board, because it's raised gives you

a little more left. You often see

2:22:302:22:33

big jumps because it's like jumping

off a box so you get the lift and

2:22:332:22:38

that raises your centre of gravity

faster and harder than normal.

Eight

2:22:382:22:43

athletes to complete and go forward

after three jumps. Manyonga is not

2:22:432:22:49

among them as we stand. One more job

to get among the cut.

2:22:492:22:53

If you can nail one of those could

be summing special coming out of the

2:22:532:22:58

world champion Luvo Manyonga

tonight. We are all looking for

2:22:582:23:00

something really special to come

from Katarina Johnson-Thompson in

2:23:002:23:04

about five minutes' time. She's in

pole position in the pentathlon.

2:23:042:23:11

We've expected so much from this

brilliant young athlete over the

2:23:112:23:14

years and she's always come up

against something troubling her in

2:23:142:23:17

her events at major championships

but she seems to have got things

2:23:172:23:21

right.

2:23:212:23:31

A powerful run and it's a personal

best. All smiles from Katarina

2:23:312:23:37

Johnson-Thompson.

It's much better,

that's more like it. What a

2:23:372:23:42

performance from Katarina

Johnson-Thompson!

2:23:422:23:50

Johnson-Thompson!

Johnson-Thompson

there to be shot at. The heat is on.

2:23:502:23:52

It should be her time now.

She's in

a great position. She's in the lead

2:23:522:24:00

by 33 points. She has a better

800-metre time than her nearest

2:24:002:24:04

rival. It's about getting out there,

running from the front and just

2:24:042:24:07

doing what she can do. Not worrying

about the others around are jostling

2:24:072:24:12

for position.

, no, it's her medal

to lose. She's in a great position

2:24:122:24:18

and she would hopefully have

visualised that this would be the

2:24:182:24:20

case. She has mature. I think this

is the time when she can step up,

2:24:202:24:28

run her own race. She can afford to

track if she wants to but I think

2:24:282:24:31

she'll go out and try to impress the

crowd, do herself justice and take a

2:24:312:24:36

box that has been missing for a

little while.

The story of her day

2:24:362:24:41

started early this morning when the

women came out for the hurdles and

2:24:412:24:45

it's an event... It's not her best

but it's one that she usually start

2:24:452:24:51

with a good confident time and

performance and she did that today.

2:24:512:24:55

She looked slightly tense but trying

to get that event out of the way

2:24:552:25:01

with a half decent time is what she

did in order to go into the high

2:25:012:25:04

jump, something she is an excellent

athlete at. She's been approaching

2:25:042:25:08

it the right way today, nothing has

been getting on top of her.

It's

2:25:082:25:12

that right balance from her. The

high jump is great but this for me

2:25:122:25:17

was the event were I thought, yes,

Kat, you got to grips with who you

2:25:172:25:24

are, what you are about, and you

delivered a performance that is

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respectable for your standard of

shot putting. You can't ask for

2:25:262:25:32

more.

Definitely not. It is one of

her weaker events so to get a PB is

2:25:322:25:39

a big thing. This long jump, we

could have expected more from it and

2:25:392:25:42

she was peppering around 6.5 metres.

She is a better jumper than that.

2:25:422:25:49

She had such a commanding lead and

took control.

That's how it looks as

2:25:492:25:53

she heads into four lapse of this

track in front of a home crowd. A

2:25:532:26:00

home championships. Every British

athlete wants to be in that position

2:26:002:26:03

and the athletes are being

introduced to the crowd as they have

2:26:032:26:06

been five times today for each of

their events and expect when Kat

2:26:062:26:12

comes out, when she's introduced,

there will be an enormous work. She

2:26:122:26:15

has to focus on the job in hand.

And

I think he will. She'll be focused

2:26:152:26:21

and really focusing on producing her

best performance. It really worked

2:26:212:26:24

for her today and I think she'll

continue. I don't think she let her

2:26:242:26:31

guard down. I think she understands

now that this has been a real lesson

2:26:312:26:35

for her that allows her to be able

to figure out, how do I get myself

2:26:352:26:40

emotionally prepared to go into

these major competitions and produce

2:26:402:26:43

my best performance and be the best

that I can be? Hopefully she's

2:26:432:26:49

learned that. It's not over yet.

She's still got to executes the 800

2:26:492:26:55

metres.

This isn't about the score.

CHEERING

2:26:552:27:02

Lovely reaction and a big smile.

A

big smile. She's got to lap it up,

2:27:022:27:06

use the energy, the advantage of

being at a home championships gives

2:27:062:27:10

you. She's confident. She has no

theatre in the 800 metres.

And a two

2:27:102:27:16

second lead, we think.

Absolutely.

She'll utilise that. This is about

2:27:162:27:21

getting the medal, being the

favourite going into these

2:27:212:27:23

championships and delivering.

We're

hoping and praying, wishing, that

2:27:232:27:29

it'll all come off for Katarina

Johnson-Thompson.

2:27:292:27:33

COMMENTATOR: Take nothing for

granted in sport but the crowd

2:27:332:27:37

expects and Katarina

Johnson-Thompson should know that if

2:27:372:27:39

she runs to their potential this

will be not a lap but four lapse of

2:27:392:27:43

honour on her way to a world indoor

title again. You may think two

2:27:432:27:46

seconds is very little but it is

significant, it's huge. 2.3 seconds

2:27:462:27:50

effectively a lead ahead of

everyone. Rodriguez is pretty clear.

2:27:502:27:58

Yorgelis Rodriguez of Cuba is one of

the fastest 800-metre runners out

2:27:582:28:02

there but she has to overhaul Dadic

by 4.4 seconds and nobody really

2:28:022:28:07

outside the medals.

2:28:072:28:14

outside the medals. Erica Bougard

might but she has a bit of an

2:28:142:28:16

injury. Katarina Johnson-Thompson

can work of people. Dadic will

2:28:162:28:24

perhaps work of Rodriguez or someone

else who is out there, and stay

2:28:242:28:27

close to them. Very difficult to

open a gap that would be able to

2:28:272:28:30

overhaul. We have seen it before.

150 points in 2016. Katarina

2:28:302:28:43

Johnson-Thompson should be

comfortable here.

The first thing I

2:28:432:28:47

would have said to Kat is keep out

of trouble. There are too many

2:28:472:28:54

people in these first couple of laps

and they wouldn't normally be used

2:28:542:28:58

indoors to having so many around

them. She's doing that. The only

2:28:582:29:02

thing that can get in the way of her

winning a gold medal is surely her

2:29:022:29:06

tripping up. Let's not wish that

upon her and let's make sure... She

2:29:062:29:11

needs to make sure she keeps it nice

and clean, doesn't get into any

2:29:112:29:15

bother. I'd like to see her almost

running wide if necessary to make

2:29:152:29:18

sure that happens. It'd be great if

you could win this 800 at the end

2:29:182:29:22

but if you're going to win a world

title, a great way to do it is to

2:29:222:29:26

win the last event.

The medal

positions at the moment, if only

2:29:262:29:30

that it is in silver medal position.

She's out in front. Katarina

2:29:302:29:36

Johnson-Thompson. Moving around the

outside, Bougard who is a strong 800

2:29:362:29:44

runner.

2:29:442:29:49

runner. Dadic has run 2.14. Katarina

Johnson-Thompson hits the front and

2:29:492:29:54

a bit of a roar from the crowd.

Wishes controlling this nicely.

2:29:542:29:58

Wants to stay there, keep it out of

trouble, winding up gradually the

2:29:582:30:03

crowd are loving this, loving the

chance to say well done to Katrina

2:30:032:30:06

Johnson-Thompson. Can she get a win

in a last event?

It's very crowded

2:30:062:30:12

at the front. I'm not sure anything

will change with regard to the

2:30:122:30:17

medals as the American... Those

three in the front lead and its

2:30:172:30:20

Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the

gold medal position. Dadic pulls out

2:30:202:30:29

now. Katarina Johnson-Thompson says,

this is my race, my time, my title.

2:30:292:30:33

Sometimes in the past she's left the

biggest of stages with only

2:30:332:30:37

disappointment but here she will

leave with it all. She has the gold

2:30:372:30:42

medal! She is the world indoor

champion, silver will go to Ivona

2:30:422:30:47

Dadic and brands to Yorgelis

Rodriguez of Cuba. It is gold,

2:30:472:30:50

beautiful gold, for Katarina

Johnson-Thompson here in Birmingham.

2:30:502:30:59

Toni Minichiello alongside has

watched throughout and coached the

2:30:592:31:02

last British winner of this title in

2010, Jessica -- Jessica Ennis and

2:31:022:31:08

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, it would

have been nice to see her against

2:31:082:31:11

Natalie Thiam but it's a great

springboard going forward.

I think

2:31:112:31:18

she has to use as a springboard. My

concerns are in events by she's been

2:31:182:31:23

really good, like long jump, and we

seen jumps of 6.80, we are seeing

2:31:232:31:29

6.50. Is one of the worst long johns

she's ever done. We've just seen a

2:31:292:31:35

2.16 800, with the big three

missing. It's not convincing. But a

2:31:352:31:38

win is a win. You are world

champion. Use that, take the time,

2:31:382:31:43

let that an absorbing onto the

Commonwealth Games.

She won

2:31:432:31:46

comfortable in the end from Ivona

Dadic with Rodriguez from Cuba in

2:31:462:31:54

bronze medal position, so silver to

Dadic but Katarina Johnson-Thompson,

2:31:542:31:58

it was impressive, it was dominant

in the end and again, we'll see

2:31:582:32:01

going forward how she can challenge

Nafi Thiam, who is herself the

2:32:012:32:04

dominant figure in the sport at the

moment. But Katarina

2:32:042:32:08

Johnson-Thompson this evening

belongs to her and Kevin Meyer, who

2:32:082:32:14

is going for gold in the men's

Stefflon, congratulate the winner of

2:32:142:32:19

the pentathlon. Great Britain and

Northern Ireland have their first

2:32:192:32:23

gold medal of these championships

and to the European indoor title,

2:32:232:32:27

Katarina Johnson-Thompson now adds

the world title.

2:32:272:32:33

the world title.

Great to see

Katarina Johnson-Thompson smiling,

2:32:372:32:40

celebrating, raising the British

flag will stop it's just wonderful

2:32:402:32:45

to see her thriving of the

championship. She showed lots of

2:32:452:32:48

character. She came into this

competition with expectations of

2:32:482:32:53

gold and she stood strong. A couple

of times when she was asked

2:32:532:32:57

questions and she has delivered here

across the whole of today. Great to

2:32:572:33:02

see her winning this final event,

the 800 metres, and taking gold.

2:33:022:33:06

Wonderful scenes. Great Britain's

first gold of these championships.

2:33:062:33:12

You could almost see a glint of a

tear in her eye as she came through

2:33:122:33:16

the mind, Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

We'll talk about the title and the

2:33:162:33:20

quality of the field, there are some

good athletes in there and more

2:33:202:33:24

importantly she has to beat those

athletes and deliver in an event

2:33:242:33:27

where things can go wrong, as we've

seen in the past.

With Katarina

2:33:272:33:31

Johnson-Thompson it's never going to

be straight and study. It's always

2:33:312:33:34

going to be a roller-coaster ride

and you know what, that's why we

2:33:342:33:38

watch sport. That's why we watch

sport, for its unpredictability.

2:33:382:33:44

First gold medal of the

championships for the home team and

2:33:442:33:49

congratulations from Katarina

Johnson-Thompson from all of the

2:33:492:33:51

other competitors.

It wasn't a quick

race, it wasn't a quick 800 metres,

2:33:512:33:57

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

comfortable in 2.16 four stop those

2:33:572:34:04

two switched positions overall and

Dadic hang onto the silver medal

2:34:042:34:08

position ahead of Rodriguez, but

gold for Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

2:34:082:34:13

So flip second and third in the

overall standings as Ivona Dadic

2:34:172:34:21

able to hold on for the silver medal

ahead of Rodriguez of Cuba. Out in

2:34:212:34:29

front and comfortably so, Katarina

Johnson-Thompson winning that gold

2:34:292:34:31

medal.

2:34:312:34:36

medal. Gabby Logan Matt

congratulations, you are world

2:34:392:34:43

champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson

and that will sound pretty good to

2:34:432:34:45

her arrears because she's come

close, she's had her wobbles in

2:34:452:34:49

major championships. It doesn't

matter who was there today, she beat

2:34:492:34:51

the field and did what she had to

do.

She did what she had to do, she

2:34:512:34:56

raised her game, she's improved as a

competitor and that's been the bit

2:34:562:35:01

that was lacking. Today, she has

been the I hope she beat, -- she's

2:35:012:35:10

been the Kat I hoped she would be.

Today, she was gutsy and I love that

2:35:102:35:16

and I hope she believes this is

going to be the springboard to a

2:35:162:35:19

very, very exciting season. She has

put her stall out there. She will do

2:35:192:35:25

the Commonwealth Games and European

Championships and this could be the

2:35:252:35:28

year that she comes away with a bag

of medals.

2:35:282:35:34

GABBY LOGAN:

Indeed and this is an important

2:35:342:35:37

point, it could be the stepping

stone, the springboard this season

2:35:372:35:40

for her to cement and to put

together three big competitions, as

2:35:402:35:43

the knees have articulated there,

the Commonwealth and Europeans, that

2:35:432:35:49

when she goes into a World

Championship year she brings that

2:35:492:35:53

experience with her.

I really like

the way this four year cycle is that

2:35:532:35:58

of athletes to take this year, work

on some things so that at the end of

2:35:582:36:03

the day it's about the World

Championships the Olympic Games,

2:36:032:36:05

outdoors, and that's what every

athlete once who has that potential.

2:36:052:36:10

She has certainly showed years ago

that she has the potential, so this

2:36:102:36:14

is a great stepping stone in the

right direction. As I said

2:36:142:36:17

yesterday, this was going to be

critical for her to have that

2:36:172:36:21

success here. It's not something I'm

sure that she'd like to talk about

2:36:212:36:25

in the past, it was always there for

her. You've got to get past and get

2:36:252:36:31

beyond the mistakes and be able to

string together a great performance

2:36:312:36:34

and show the best version of

yourself against the best in the

2:36:342:36:39

world and against the rest of the

world and she was able to do that

2:36:392:36:42

here. It bodes well for the future.

She's put some demons to bet there

2:36:422:36:47

important and now she has become a

world champion it will make it much

2:36:472:36:50

easier for her to go into the major

championships and think, I can do

2:36:502:36:54

this, I can win it. You have to win

it somewhere and at some point in

2:36:542:36:57

order to go on and have the

successes and this was the perfect

2:36:572:37:04

time for Kat to do that and it's

wonderful to see across-the-board

2:37:042:37:07

she had a pretty good time again.

She wasn't exceptional in some of

2:37:072:37:09

her she didn't events, need to be

today. She got it done and was an

2:37:092:37:13

exceptional champion to watch.

Katharine Merry is doing the stadium

2:37:132:37:16

interview with Kat and we will hear

from her speaking shortly but let's

2:37:162:37:22

have a look at this long jump

competition. Steve Backley.

2:37:222:37:31

Is Johnson-Thompson continues her

celebration, the long jump

2:37:312:37:33

continues. There has been no change,

round three. He's limping away,

2:37:332:37:50

Samaai, he may be hurt.

He probably

took a sting there. He seems to be

2:37:502:37:57

all right. Great speed. Just the way

the foot hit the sand and then it

2:37:572:38:05

recoils, that's probably what he's

done. He's hyperextended the near

2:38:052:38:10

little bit as its hit the sand so

that's probably what has done it.

2:38:102:38:15

Hopefully he can run it off.

8.05, a

season's best for Samirah I, he

2:38:152:38:22

stays in second place. -- for

Samaai. Mokoena, ten years since he

2:38:222:38:32

Wing this title, languishing

slightly.

2:38:322:38:38

slightly. 7.53 and that's still

under, it's a foul anyway and that's

2:38:382:38:42

the end of his competition. So South

Africa, an ex-champion may be making

2:38:422:38:51

way to two youngsters, Samaai.

Mokoena there, Manyonga and Samaai

2:38:512:39:01

looking like they'll take his title.

Commonwealth Games contenders.

2:39:012:39:07

GABBY LOGAN:

Let's hear from the new world indoor

2:39:072:39:11

pentathlon champion, sounds good,

doesn't it, with JJ Chalmers.

2:39:112:39:16

It's a real honour to get to say

world champion.

Yeah, I can't

2:39:162:39:22

believe it, actually. Doing it at

home is something I dream of doing.

2:39:222:39:28

I'm so happy I got to rectify it.

I'm happy I got the opportunity.

Can

2:39:282:39:34

you put into words the emotions

here? There must be a real wash

2:39:342:39:38

between everything from jubilation

through to

2:39:382:39:40

between everything from jubilation

through to release, perhaps.

Yeah,

2:39:402:39:42

for sure. All my family are here

today and that's something that

2:39:422:39:45

normally happens. I went through a

hard year last year towards the end

2:39:452:39:49

of the year and I wanted my family

to see me achieve something, so I'm

2:39:492:39:55

happy they got to be here and

witnessed it, every event all

2:39:552:39:59

afternoon. It's something I can't

believe, really.

That's the thing

2:39:592:40:02

they get to see here today, but

you're away and fans working so

2:40:022:40:06

hard. Can you give us some sort of

idea of the level of sacrifice it

2:40:062:40:09

takes to become a world champion?

Yeah, it's been very difficult

2:40:092:40:14

especially last year. I had to leave

my two dogs in the hands of my mum.

2:40:142:40:19

The dogs have got very fat now! To

come home and see them, it's very

2:40:192:40:23

lonely out there in France. Not only

have my left my family and friends

2:40:232:40:28

but the language barrier is

different as well -- is difficult as

2:40:282:40:33

well.

It's early days but can you

begin to think about how much of the

2:40:332:40:37

springboard this could be,

particularly for the outdoors?

Yeah,

2:40:372:40:40

this is what I wanted, I wanted to

start winning medals and hopefully

2:40:402:40:45

this is the start of something.

We've got the Commonwealth Games

2:40:452:40:48

next month. It's something I want to

begin to do and thankfully got my

2:40:482:40:52

first competition come first

international competition.

2:40:522:40:56

Fantastic, thank you for talking to

us. Go and enjoy yourself.

Thank you

2:40:562:41:01

very much.

STEVE CRAM:

2:41:012:41:06

very much.

STEVE CRAM:

2:41:062:41:06

Well done, Kat, everyone is very

proud of you. A medal for Great

2:41:062:41:10

Britain and well-deserved as well.

She's had to wait a while but it

2:41:102:41:14

makes it even more sweet, I'm sure.

We moved to the 400 metres

2:41:142:41:18

semifinals and what a tough one to

begin with four Eilidh Doyle. You've

2:41:182:41:22

seen the Springer, who is produced a

superfast time this year and this

2:41:222:41:26

very talented young American here,

Wembley, of the United States. She's

2:41:262:41:34

a great person for Eilidh Doyle to

work off -- Shakima Wimbley. Only

2:41:342:41:37

the first two into the

2:41:372:41:43

the first two into the final and

Eilidh Doyle knows she's got a tall

2:41:432:41:45

order to take those two on outside

although Lias brother looked as

2:41:452:41:50

though she was working harder than

her season's best might have

2:41:502:41:53

suggested. -- Lea Sprunger.

2:41:532:42:00

suggested. -- Lea Sprunger. The

Lithuanian in lane three.

2:42:002:42:06

Lithuanian in lane three. Ukrainian

setting a new personal best in

2:42:072:42:10

qualifying for this semifinal.

Bezekova from the Slovak Republic.

2:42:102:42:19

Bezekova from the Slovak Republic. I

don't think Eilidh Doyle is going to

2:42:192:42:21

be able to necessarily match the two

for pace. The only thing that may

2:42:212:42:26

happen is they may reason each other

and she just needs to be there to

2:42:262:42:29

pick up pieces as well, if they

overcook this and Lea Sprunger a

2:42:292:42:33

little vulnerable. I was impressed

with Shakima Wimbley. So Eilidh

2:42:332:42:42

Doyle trying to make it through to

the 400 finals. Zoey Clark yet to

2:42:422:42:47

come on the other semis.

2:42:472:42:58

Watching 4-lane infringements, which

we saw happen in the men's event.

2:43:032:43:06

Eilidh Doyle has started pretty well

down the back straight. As expected,

2:43:062:43:13

Lea Sprunger and Shakima Wimbley

have done out quick. Sprunger will

2:43:132:43:22

try to come across. Sprunger allows

Wimbley to control it and Eilidh

2:43:222:43:30

Doyle has the inside curve. These

three with a metre or so, the

2:43:302:43:37

Lithuanian in green and yellow. Look

at Wembley, controlling this from

2:43:372:43:42

the front, those long legs of hers

stretching out. Lias brother might

2:43:422:43:46

just fade in the home straight.

Sprunger goes away, Wimbley will win

2:43:462:43:54

this from Sprunger, that's the form

book right there and Eilidh Doyle in

2:43:542:43:57

third place. She didn't do anything

wrong, Eilidh Doyle, that's as good

2:43:572:44:00

as she could have hoped for there.

She got herself in a decent position

2:44:002:44:05

and was there, ready, if Sprunger or

Wimbley were to get it wrong and

2:44:052:44:09

fade but they didn't, they stayed

strong and in the end Eilidh Doyle

2:44:092:44:12

was third will stop the form book

said that was what was going to

2:44:122:44:16

happen.

2:44:162:44:20

happen.

The stadium has fallen

silent, but there's nothing to be

2:44:202:44:24

ashamed of. She ran to her

abilities. Sprunger and Wimbley were

2:44:242:44:29

the favourites to take the two

automatic qualifying places.

2:44:292:44:33

Sprunger is the quickest

non-American this year in the world.

2:44:332:44:40

Sprunger, we thought she might fade

a little bit but she's been running

2:44:422:44:45

so well this season, the tall Swiss

athlete and Eilidh Doyle unable to

2:44:452:44:49

close it. It's not all over yet

because two, no, it's just the first

2:44:492:44:57

two straight through to the final,

there are no fastest losers. So

2:44:572:44:59

Eilidh Doyle will not go through.

Wimbley and Sprunger. Doyle unable

2:44:592:45:04

to close the gap. It goes according

to the form book. It was a good,

2:45:042:45:08

clean race. She didn't do anything

wrong in that race. She got in a

2:45:082:45:12

good position but was unable to

close on Sprunger.

The time 51.34,

2:45:122:45:20

51.71, a bit slower than Eilidh

Doyle's season best but we'll get

2:45:202:45:24

her views on how she figures that

third place looks.

2:45:242:45:29

beautiful gold, for Katarina

Johnson-Thompson here in Birmingham.

2:45:292:45:32

A solid performers, are you happy?

Yes, I knew it would be very tough

2:45:322:45:41

with the American in that race and

Sprunger. It would have been great

2:45:412:45:47

to make the final but this is all a

process to the Commonwealth Games.

2:45:472:45:55

You've had a great solid run, commie

beanpole at point. A lot of stuff to

2:45:552:46:00

take forward to the Commonwealth is.

Death at that. Trying to work on

2:46:002:46:06

that first 200 so I could be like

that out on the hurdles. I need to

2:46:062:46:11

get that the hurdles now.

You've

been great to watch, thanks for

2:46:112:46:15

talking

2:46:152:46:15

been great to watch, thanks for

talking to us.

.

2:46:152:46:21

COMMENTATOR: Lawson, 7.92, in sixth

place. He is not guaranteed a

2:46:212:46:27

further three jobs if peoples 's

finger out. Sixth place. Only eight

2:46:272:46:31

get a further three jobs so it's not

guaranteed. That may be slightly

2:46:312:46:35

better. He's very quick. Sub ten

second 100-metre sprint. Not using

2:46:352:46:41

it to great effect here. May be

creeping over eight metres.

I think

2:46:412:46:51

that will be enough to get him

through to the top eight and getting

2:46:512:46:55

those extra two jumps, get him to

the fourth and fifth round. Only

2:46:552:46:58

four athletes progressing to six. Up

into third place.

Real pressure

2:46:582:47:07

moment here for the outdoor world

champion, Luvo Manyonga, who has to

2:47:072:47:13

get into the top eight here. Third

attempt. Oh, look at that! He's a

2:47:132:47:20

class apart. That looked really in

control.

It's way beyond eight

2:47:202:47:28

metres.

As casual as you like!

Corrected his runway. The upper body

2:47:282:47:36

is upright. Rotates the arms and

into a great landing position.

2:47:362:47:39

That's class, that's class.

It is

class indeed. He needed to deliver,

2:47:392:47:46

made the adjustment. 8.33 takes the

lead. At the halfway stage.

2:47:462:47:52

Brilliant jump for Manyonga.

Second

of three semifinals and Eilidh Doyle

2:47:522:47:57

does not go through from the first,

but Zoey Clark will try for Great

2:47:572:48:01

Britain and Northern Ireland here.

Not the worst semifinal for

2:48:012:48:04

Stephenie Ann McPherson, she'll be

strong in this one. There is Clark.

2:48:042:48:12

This was supposed to be just

preparation for the Commonwealth

2:48:122:48:17

Games. That was the target. Running

so well on the brink of making a

2:48:172:48:21

final. Stephanie McPherson perhaps

facing the wrong way. She's getting

2:48:212:48:27

better. So experienced. Madiea

Ghafoor, the Dutch champion. Again,

2:48:272:48:36

very powerful athlete.

2:48:362:48:45

very powerful athlete. Justyna

Swiety-Ersetic here. Perhaps got it

2:48:452:48:47

slightly wrong in the heats, lest it

very late. That is her trademark but

2:48:472:48:51

you can't leave too much to do here.

Raphaela Boaheng Lukudo of Italy

2:48:512:48:58

goes in lane two and only inside the

German champion Nadine Gonska.

2:48:582:49:07

Just two go through, no fastest

losers here. Three semifinals and

2:49:072:49:10

Zoey Clark, lane six, a good lane

she has courtesy of her victory in

2:49:102:49:18

the first round. McPherson just

inside and Madiea Ghafoor, her main

2:49:182:49:27

challenge will come from there.

Britain have only had three

2:49:272:49:30

finalists in this event. Sally

Gunnell in 1989. Catherine Murphy in

2:49:302:49:36

2003. Katrina Cox in 2012. We are

hearing that Leah Springer has been

2:49:362:49:43

disqualified -- Lea Sprunger has

been disqualified for a lane

2:49:432:49:49

infringement. We've seen it happen

before and it has happened to, if

2:49:492:49:54

not one of the favourites, one who

certainly could have challenged for

2:49:542:49:56

a medal. So Eilidh Doyle will go

through to that final. Not official

2:49:562:50:04

yet, but... Good news from Eilidh

Doyle's point of view. Second

2:50:042:50:11

semifinal of the women's 400 metres.

Zoey Clark on the outside, Stephenie

2:50:112:50:20

Ann McPherson chasing her down.

Madiea Ghafoor in the bright orange

2:50:202:50:24

vest of the Netherlands with Justyna

Swiety-Ersetic. You can get in the

2:50:242:50:30

best position as they break and hit

the band? Stephenie Ann McPherson

2:50:302:50:34

looks to be in front as she round

the bend but Swiety-Ersetic is

2:50:342:50:40

running well for Poland. The

Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson

2:50:402:50:43

running a little wide there around

the bend but Zoey Clark in a decent

2:50:432:50:48

place at the moment. Stephenie Ann

McPherson out in front, two go

2:50:482:50:50

through only from this. Madiea

Ghafoor chasing down Zoey Clark.

2:50:502:50:54

Zoey Clark glances at the screen.

Stephenie Ann McPherson out at the

2:50:542:50:58

moment. A strong finish for the

Polish athlete, Swiety-Ersetic.

2:50:582:51:08

Stephenie Ann McPherson takes it.

Oh, so close at the line! Justyna

2:51:082:51:13

Swiety-Ersetic was getting closer

and closer all the time. Clark

2:51:132:51:18

didn't fade and she looks to the

board and we look to our computers

2:51:182:51:23

and that was close. I wonder if

Swiety-Ersetic got it for Poland.

2:51:232:51:29

McPherson is safely through and we

wait.

I wish Zoey hadn't spent so

2:51:292:51:37

much time looking at the screen in

the back straight. She looked

2:51:372:51:40

comfortable and if she concentrated

more... She tried to respond to

2:51:402:51:46

Swiety-Ersetic coming through. She

seems in control and then all of a

2:51:462:51:50

sudden realises, hang on,

Swiety-Ersetic is there, tried to

2:51:502:51:55

respond, really hard to respond so

late and on the lean, Swiety-Ersetic

2:51:552:52:00

has got the verdict, not by much. I

think three thousandths we're

2:52:002:52:06

seeing. What a shame because Zoey

would have looked at that semi when

2:52:062:52:11

it was drawn and thought, I had a

great chance to go through.

It was

2:52:112:52:14

close but was it a slightly early

lean? She was learning from five

2:52:142:52:20

metres out, Zoey Clark and

Swiety-Ersetic finishing strongly.

2:52:202:52:24

Zoey Clark still had plenty to give

but it's that change of pace and at

2:52:242:52:28

this pace you can't quite inject

that when you're running.

It's hard

2:52:282:52:31

to respond when someone comes along

side you. You're trying to maintain

2:52:312:52:34

anyway. It's been flipped.

MacPherson has been disqualified.

2:52:342:52:42

Stephenie Ann McPherson has been

disqualified than aware it was, it

2:52:422:52:49

was the first bend, I was watching

her and she took a couple of steps.

2:52:492:52:53

MacPherson on the first bend, I'm

convinced that's where it was.

It

2:52:532:52:59

seemed as if it were agony for the

British. She tried to respond there,

2:52:592:53:03

Clark. You can see it and that dip

and Swiety-Ersetic tried to take it.

2:53:032:53:10

Stephenie Ann McPherson has been

disqualified. We saw in the men's

2:53:102:53:14

400 metres earlier today mass

disqualifications and Eilidh Doyle

2:53:142:53:18

has gone through because of a

personification of Lea Sprunger. In

2:53:182:53:22

the second semifinal, Zoey Clark

will go through with Justyna

2:53:222:53:27

Swiety-Ersetic because Stephenie Ann

McPherson, it is official now, she

2:53:272:53:30

has been disqualified. Zoey Clark

and Eilidh Doyle both going through

2:53:302:53:32

to the final and Zoey Clark talking

to JJ.

Zoey Clark,

2:53:322:53:37

to the final and Zoey Clark talking

to JJ.

Zoey Clark, I can say, it is

2:53:372:53:39

official that you are in second

place, through to the final. What a

2:53:392:53:43

swing of emotion.

It's a bit crazy.

It was so close between me and the

2:53:432:53:48

other girl on the line and I thought

I'd missed out. I wasn't sure what

2:53:482:53:51

to think now.

Let me know what

you're thinking on that home

2:53:512:53:56

straight as you saw her coming into

your vision. You seemed to double

2:53:562:53:59

down a bit.

I think I didn't really

get that race right. I eased off a

2:53:592:54:05

bit too much and Stu was coming

through strong. It's hard to find

2:54:052:54:08

that extra gear once you already

kind of held off a bit. I guess

2:54:082:54:12

we've got another chance to redeem

myself tomorrow.

You into a final to

2:54:122:54:17

World Championships, had does feel?

Amazing to be in the final in an

2:54:172:54:22

individual event. It's the first to

me, so I'm really delighted.

What a

2:54:222:54:26

way to get in! It was fantastic to

watch. Best of luck.

Thanks very

2:54:262:54:31

much, thank you.

2:54:312:54:31

watch. Best of luck.

Thanks very

much, thank you.

There's

2:54:312:54:36

confirmation of the first semifinal.

Eilidh Doyle is now there. I can't

2:54:362:54:41

really see where Lea Sprunger was

disqualified. I'd avidly sought

2:54:412:54:47

McPherson over the line. We have two

bricks in the final.

Back to this

2:54:472:54:54

long jump with Manyonga in front.

He's taken the lead away from the

2:54:542:55:00

Cuban. File in the third round but

now four. What a huge response from

2:55:002:55:08

the youngster. 8.33.

2:55:082:55:17

the youngster. 8.33. Joanne Miguel

Echevarria has taken it back to him.

2:55:172:55:19

The audacity of the young man. Just

the competitive nature, the ability

2:55:192:55:26

to respond. Absolutely superb. What

is the distance? He's clapping. 8.3

2:55:262:55:34

six. He goes into the lead with a

personal best performance in the

2:55:342:55:38

fourth round.

What a brilliant jump

that was from the Young Cuban. But

2:55:382:55:43

Luvo Manyonga has two fouls and

8.33. Chasing that lead. Well, if

2:55:432:55:54

it's a white flag, it looks long. It

is! Manyonga, great responding jump.

2:55:542:56:02

What a phenomenal competition, it

ages on and edges on. That looks

2:56:022:56:07

close on the board but he's got the

white flag.

Love how he runs free,

2:56:072:56:14

love his extension. Brilliant on the

board and a superb response to a

2:56:142:56:20

huge leap from the Cuban, 8.3 six.

He's stretching everything out of

2:56:202:56:26

that now. Oh, this is going to be

close! 8.44! A new world lead. Takes

2:56:262:56:34

the lead. Two jumps remaining.

The

last semifinal. Phil Healy going for

2:56:342:56:43

Ireland.

2:56:432:56:51

Ireland. Courtney Okolo of the USA

may well be the favourite here

2:56:512:56:54

although Jenkins has the outside

lane, the Jamaican didn't look too

2:56:542:56:58

good to me in the qualification.

Let's see who gets disqualified this

2:56:582:57:04

time! One talking point is the lack

of discipline of the athlete and

2:57:042:57:07

also the fact we are having these

finals ruined, really, the 400-metre

2:57:072:57:14

races. It's becoming a bit of a

lottery and so many of the big names

2:57:142:57:17

will not be contesting it. That

leaves the door open for others. It

2:57:172:57:23

is up to the athletes not to

compress --

2:57:232:57:31

Is not super quick but quick enough.

Jenkins trying to get going.

2:57:312:57:39

Belimpasaki feeling her come to the

side of her. Belimpasaki may

2:57:412:57:47

challenge to get the second spot is

Jenkins fades. 51.8 one.

2:57:472:57:59

Jenkins fades. 51.8 one. Zoey Clark

and Eilidh Doyle will join them. We

2:57:592:58:03

have to wait and see in each race

now, find out. We do the commentary

2:58:032:58:08

and we do the replay and don't know

if they've got through.

Subject to

2:58:082:58:13

conditions! I just saw Maria Brown

sacking. She's got wide arms in her

2:58:132:58:16

running style -- Maria Belimpasaki.

She was keeping Jenkins further and

2:58:162:58:24

further out. Phil Healy not going

through their butt Okolo was fairly

2:58:242:58:31

untroubled. I didn't see any lane

infringements. The Greek athlete

2:58:312:58:38

isn't good to look at what she ran

quite cleverly because Jenkins is

2:58:382:58:42

not the tidiest runner and she kept

her lane and kept her out but

2:58:422:58:45

nothing much to report there.

Courtney Okolo pretty strong.

Well,

2:58:452:58:54

the 400 metres here in Birmingham

continues to deliver all kinds of

2:58:542:58:58

shocks and surprises. It really is

turning into something of a lottery.

2:58:582:59:03

After the heat this morning when we

saw in the men's whole heat

2:59:032:59:05

disqualified which has never

happened before in the history of

2:59:052:59:10

major championships, that a whole

heat has been disqualified. We saw

2:59:102:59:14

the two British athletes benefit

from disqualifications and elevated

2:59:142:59:16

to the final which will take place

tomorrow evening. We have taken a

2:59:162:59:20

close look at Stephenie Ann

McPherson, the Jamaican, and her

2:59:202:59:25

disqualification. Michael, cast your

beady eyes over this.

Yeah, this

2:59:252:59:29

is... Denise and I were just saying,

she is on the inside lane with the

2:59:292:59:36

outside foot. That's a blatant!

LAUGHTER

2:59:362:59:41

Yeah, I mean, that's blatant. You

can't get away with that. We wonder

2:59:412:59:44

whether she may have known. I don't

think she did because she's not

2:59:442:59:47

looking down to see that clearly on

the inside lane and that's just a

2:59:472:59:52

major violation and she's still on

the lane,

2:59:522:59:55

major violation and she's still on

the lane, on the line rather. That's

2:59:552:59:56

unfortunate because she was one of

the athletes that would figure into

2:59:562:59:59

the medals. We were saying, I don't

know if there's something about the

2:59:593:00:04

outside lane and the way the track

is but athletes seem to have a lane

3:00:043:00:09

violation as they come out of that

bank. They come down the hill into

3:00:093:00:12

the straight.

It looks that way.

Five has been predominantly an issue

3:00:123:00:17

but we need to check that out. That

moment you're carrying, I don't know

3:00:173:00:22

whether they are just wobbling out

of balance or something but it seems

3:00:223:00:25

to be a common thread.

We touched on

it earlier, it doesn't looks like

3:00:253:00:30

the banks are too high so you

wouldn't expect that. There are

3:00:303:00:32

certain tracks around the world

where it is a bit like a velodrome.

3:00:323:00:36

Where is here it's not like that but

also its confusing as to why that

3:00:363:00:39

happens.

3:00:393:00:42

Let's look at the long jump

competition, which is really hotting

3:00:423:00:46

up. We had a wonderful

3:00:463:00:50

competition, which is really hotting

up. We had a wonderful wonderful few

3:00:503:00:51

minutes where Manyonga responded to

Echevarria with this fantastic

3:00:513:00:53

charm.

He's shown his class here,

the reason he's the world champion

3:00:533:00:59

from last year. He has a great drive

through for his run-up and manages

3:00:593:01:04

with a slightly extended foot in

front of him to really load it in a

3:01:043:01:09

positive way to come through the

distance. If you put out your foot

3:01:093:01:13

in front of you and drag through

it's a lot of pressure on your

3:01:133:01:16

hamstrings. He is able to control

that and produce these fantastic

3:01:163:01:20

jumps. And it technically is well

looking really good and completing

3:01:203:01:25

by getting his legs out in front of

him. It's impressive to see and on

3:01:253:01:30

the board, he's fixed the problem is

slightly and do you know what I

3:01:303:01:34

reckon going into the last couple we

might see a really big one because

3:01:343:01:37

his early fouls were massive, so it

will be very exciting to see where

3:01:373:01:40

he can go.

Can I say very quickly,

who said it was a good idea having

3:01:403:01:45

Greg Rutherford watching this men's

final? He's jittery, he's been a

3:01:453:01:50

nightmare!

They

3:01:503:01:56

nightmare!

They were not jumping

very far and it was becoming a

3:01:593:02:01

problem for me! I need them to jump

far.

And they did, they're

3:02:013:02:04

delivering, he's delivering all

kinds of insight for us. Thank you

3:02:043:02:06

very much, Greg.

COMMENTATOR:

3:02:063:02:07

A brilliant competition, I'm sure

Greg is enjoying it plenty. Dendy,

3:02:073:02:13

8.02 so far, only four athletes will

compete in the final round. Dendy

3:02:133:02:17

isn't amongst them as we stand. That

might change it. It's a much longer

3:02:173:02:22

jump. And he knows it. Dendy so far

his best, 8.02 in the second round.

3:02:223:02:29

That's a massive improvement. For

the reigning world indoor champion

3:02:293:02:35

from two years ago.

That the leg

shoot, it's all about leg shoot.

3:02:353:02:41

Great speed across the board but the

position he gets, he puts his feet

3:02:413:02:45

out in front of him and manages to

get his centre of gravity over,

3:02:453:02:51

fantastic. Another personal best

from another athlete, 8.4 two.

It's

3:02:513:02:56

starting to wake up, finally, in

this penultimate round. Lawson on

3:02:563:03:04

8.02, the US champion left wanting a

little bit here but that's better as

3:03:043:03:09

well. Well, really, it's taken four

or five jumps for the athletes to

3:03:093:03:17

find their rhythm, find their feet

and unleash some competitive

3:03:173:03:20

instinct. Lawson looks as though

he's improved. I remind you that

3:03:203:03:26

only four athletes will take an

effort in the final round. There's

3:03:263:03:30

another cut. Lawson has gone into

fourth, with 8.1 four, one jump

3:03:303:03:38

remaining. Well, what a competitive

effort we saw in round four, 8.36

3:03:383:03:49

from Echevarria, a personal best.

The 19-year-old, oh, what has he

3:03:493:03:53

done here? Well, you mentioned

fearless earlier, Tony. That is an

3:03:533:04:00

enormous jump. This is going to be

close to taking the lead back.

He's

3:04:003:04:07

a young man who doesn't respect his

elders. He's getting in there and

3:04:073:04:11

jumping with abandonment. It's

fantastic to see! What a great,

3:04:113:04:15

great competition. Plenty of room on

the board. He is safe as houses.

And

3:04:153:04:20

fell back on this. I'm keen to see

that landing again. 8.46, a new

3:04:203:04:28

world lead. What an amazing

competition.

It's incredible you can

3:04:283:04:32

jump a personal best, you've gone

further than you've ever been before

3:04:323:04:35

in your life, somebody jumps further

than that and then you respond again

3:04:353:04:39

and jump further still. That is

class, that's incredible competitive

3:04:393:04:43

edge.

The 8.44 from Manyonga, a

Commonwealth record, African record,

3:04:433:04:50

it was a world lead but it's now in

second place here at the fifth

3:04:503:04:54

round. Well, that's enormous, but

it's another foul from Manyonga.

3:04:543:04:59

He's enjoying himself. Another big

jump.

We've got 8.46, 8.42 metres,

3:04:593:05:12

it's incredible. 8.44 in there, what

an awesome, awesome competition. Not

3:05:123:05:19

since the days of Carl Lewis and

Powell have we seen that kind of

3:05:193:05:24

competitive jumping.

He's jumped out

of the pit, nearly. He says he

3:05:243:05:32

doesn't put on a limit on how far he

can jump. Really enjoying this

3:05:323:05:35

competition. The final round about

to come.

3:05:353:05:41

STEVE CRAM:

A great long jump competition

3:05:413:05:44

continuing, some more news from the

400 metres. Belimpasaki has been

3:05:443:05:49

disqualified so these will be the

finalists, we think. Wimbley and

3:05:493:05:55

Okolo, the two Americans. Eilidh

Doyle and Zoey Clark from Britain.

3:05:553:06:03

After all the disqualifications,

these are the ones who are left.

3:06:033:06:10

Extraordinary, it's almost making it

a bit farcical, you think of the big

3:06:113:06:14

names who have gone, their own

fault, but we'll be back for the

3:06:143:06:18

men's 400 metres semifinals.

Yeah,

Dendy, his waiting for that cone to

3:06:183:06:25

be removed before he gets the all

clear that he can jump. This is the

3:06:253:06:29

final round, only four athletes

remaining. Dendy and Lawson, both of

3:06:293:06:34

the United States in third and

fourth place, it's the young man,

3:06:343:06:40

the Cuban, Echevarria. Two

centimetres ahead of Manyonga, the

3:06:403:06:43

world outdoor champion.

3:06:433:06:48

world outdoor champion. So the cone

has been removed. Dendy, a cry for

3:06:503:06:56

support. A big PB in that fifth

round, has he got more? He's capable

3:06:563:07:03

of doing this. But whatever he does,

others can respond. So Dendy, last

3:07:033:07:10

chance to get into the lead. He

likes it a lot. It's a valid jump.

I

3:07:103:07:21

think he didn't quite plan to his

foot on the board. -- he didn't

3:07:213:07:27

quite planned his foot on the board.

Just that forward lean,

3:07:273:07:31

deceleration, didn't really plant

his foot. A difficult position to

3:07:313:07:41

take off from.

There is no room for

error at this level as Dendy waits

3:07:413:07:46

for these measurement. It is eight

what -- it is 8.18, no improvement,

3:07:463:07:52

in bronze as we stand but his

team-mate, Lawson, can push him down

3:07:523:07:56

the sport. Here is Lawson. Dendy at

the moment 8.42, in bronze. Jarrion

3:07:563:08:04

Lawson, the US outdoor champion,

came into this competition with the

3:08:043:08:07

second best on the world list, 8.38,

from the US trials. We know he's

3:08:073:08:14

capable. Last chance to get into the

medals. A foul. Lawson, fourth place

3:08:143:08:22

for him here. 8.14 his best and he

clears the way, Americans celebrate

3:08:223:08:31

with third and fourth. I bet they

can't believe that. 8.42, further

3:08:313:08:36

than anyone had jumped in the world

coming into this competition, in

3:08:363:08:41

third place, would you believe it.

There is your two leaders, leader

3:08:413:08:45

and second place, I should say, the

two men have exchanged leading

3:08:453:08:51

positions throughout this

competition on a number of

3:08:513:08:52

occasions. First up it is the

3:08:523:09:02

occasions. First up it is the event

leader, Juan Miguel Echevarria. I

3:09:023:09:03

wish I'd picked him now as my one to

watch because we are going to see a

3:09:033:09:08

lot of this young man. Can he go

further?

I think he tried so hard, I

3:09:083:09:17

think he was behind the board there.

8.46, he's in the lead but there's

3:09:173:09:22

one more jump. He just has to sit

and wait to see if he's hanging on

3:09:223:09:26

to that gold medal. Yeah, quite a

bit between him and the board there.

3:09:263:09:32

You can't force it. It's a good

example of you can't force it and he

3:09:323:09:36

is way behind the board.

You can't

force it, but I tell you what, you

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have to respect him for giving it a

good go. He's in the lead. Can he

3:09:413:09:46

hang onto it? 19-year-old, will he

become the world champion in the

3:09:463:09:50

long jump?

There's nothing

3:09:503:09:56

long jump?

There's nothing more he

can do about it, he has to stand and

3:09:593:10:01

watch, as Luvo Manyonga, who has his

flag ready, a flag that has been

3:10:013:10:04

used to celebrate gold medals in

this competition on a number of

3:10:043:10:07

occasions. Five times, Ivan Dodig

Rosa has the young man Echevarria

3:10:073:10:13

done enough? He's only two

centimetres ahead of this man, Luvo

3:10:133:10:16

Manyonga. 8.44. Final round, final

jump, to change his fortune. Oh,

3:10:163:10:27

that's a big jump! It's another foul

though.

Oh! Fantastic, fantastic,

3:10:273:10:37

thank you, gentlemen, for the

entertainment. What a great

3:10:373:10:39

competition. An absolutely superb

competition. The way it got better

3:10:393:10:45

and better. Wow, we've seen a

19-year-old world indoor champion

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with a great distance. The Cubans

have got a jumper again.

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Congratulating the young man of

Cuba, Manyonga gives his

3:10:563:11:01

congratulations as well. A potential

superstar of the future, a surprise

3:11:013:11:05

winner here. Looks to the heavens

and its gold for Cuba and Echevarria

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in the men's long jump.

GABBY LOGAN:

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Well, we have seen some characters

in this long jump competition and

3:11:163:11:19

we've seen real character from that

man, Echevarria. Just 19 years old,

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previous best 8.28 outside, what a

future he has.

Absolutely, the

3:11:243:11:30

Cubans have an rich history of great

long jumpers and I tell you what, at

3:11:303:11:34

19 years of age, to go out and do

that is something really special. I

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would always say you can generally

at 20 or 30 centimetres by the time

3:11:383:11:43

you get outside. If we can do that

we might see some real hot

3:11:433:11:47

competitions coming this summer.

It's a shame there's Motorola world

3:11:473:11:50

or Olympic games outdoors this year

because it really could be exciting

3:11:503:11:54

-- there isn't another world or

Olympic games outdoor this year.

3:11:543:11:58

It's brilliant, when people get to

see how things keep changing and how

3:11:583:12:02

the battles play out during these

long jump competitions. You can

3:12:023:12:05

really get a feel for how exciting

they are. That was one of the better

3:12:053:12:09

ones we've had for quite a long

time.

Absolutely and I'm very

3:12:093:12:12

passionate about the showcasing of

field events. We've done it today,

3:12:123:12:19

which is brilliant. Wow, what a

competition. You know, it was of

3:12:193:12:23

Olympic standard. It was fantastic.

So impressive to see how he

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responded, Echevarria, to Manyonga,

who kept putting in, kept fouling at

3:12:293:12:33

first but then put in the big jumps

and Echevarria had to pull out

3:12:333:12:36

another one. Here is the winning

jump.

It can be incredibly difficult

3:12:363:12:40

at times and it's something he that

shows a real champion, when you can

3:12:403:12:44

keep responding to every else around

you. You can see here he's

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incredibly fast, he has a nice

loping stride, attacks the board,

3:12:473:12:52

beautiful upright position. If you

can stop the over rotation you can

3:12:523:12:56

really extend through into the

bigger distances and it's something

3:12:563:13:00

he's doing there, which as I say, in

the summer... I was talking about

3:13:003:13:05

Jerry and today and for whatever

reason he didn't get it right. He

3:13:053:13:09

jumped 8.38 at the Nationals or the

US not that long ago but it wasn't

3:13:093:13:15

happening today. I didn't expect to

Dendy today, to come out with that

3:13:153:13:18

real big amazing jump is a fantastic

way to go out there and do it. We

3:13:183:13:23

saw that with Jeff Henderson at the

Olympic Games in 2016, much to my

3:13:233:13:27

dismay, to suddenly catch one and it

completely changes the dynamic of

3:13:273:13:31

the field. It was a wonderful,

wonderful competition to watch. I

3:13:313:13:35

was on the edge of my seat, it was

fantastic. Greenberg and we've been

3:13:353:13:40

seeing some great long jump

competitions over the last couple of

3:13:403:13:43

years, Greg, and we are seeing

fantastic young athletes like

3:13:433:13:48

Echevarria coming up, Dendy, we've

been waiting for him to explode and

3:13:483:13:52

Lawson, last year he had a great

competition.

Is the long jump

3:13:523:13:56

getting the competition -- is the

long jump competition getting the

3:13:563:14:02

attention it should? Are the people

in the stands experiencing the long

3:14:023:14:05

jump and the back and forth the way

we get to see it? To see how

3:14:053:14:11

exciting it really is.

In the

stadium is the best place to be

3:14:113:14:14

viewing it and at home, sadly, we've

spent many years of not seeing how

3:14:143:14:19

it's unfolding. You go to Diamond

League events and they are wrapped

3:14:193:14:22

up in four jumps, these are the

winners, these are the positions. To

3:14:223:14:26

excite people we need to show

exactly how the sport unfolds and

3:14:263:14:30

exactly how the events go, because

as we said, this was an incredible

3:14:303:14:34

competition, a great one for people

to see, and for people to say I want

3:14:343:14:42

to be involved in the jumps because

they are brilliant.

Steve Backley

3:14:423:14:44

can round it all up for us.

What a

thrilling competition, there is the

3:14:443:14:47

final result, an historic one, Dendy

the Proms, Manyonga, an African

3:14:473:14:52

record, a Commonwealth record, but

the Cuban, 8.44, seventh best ever.

3:14:523:15:00

It was in UK allcomers' record, he

beat Mike Powell's previous best

3:15:003:15:05

which has stood for 25 years which

puts into context. A brilliant

3:15:053:15:12

performance from a 19-year-old,

wonderful entertainment.

The best

3:15:123:15:15

event of the championships so far,

the men's long jump. The men's 400

3:15:153:15:22

metres has been decimated by those

who have been disqualified. This is

3:15:223:15:25

the first of three semifinals, those

who are left.

3:15:253:15:35

who are left. Javon Francis, Aldrich

Bailey Junior of the United States

3:15:353:15:37

in lane six. You think of those who

we have lost, disqualified big

3:15:373:15:40

names, Brenes, Taplin, Haroun.

Steven Gayle and Alonzo Russell, all

3:15:403:15:51

disqualified in the first round,

4-lane infringements. We've seen

3:15:513:15:55

Lias Bronner and MacPherson

disqualified in the women's

3:15:553:16:02

semifinals -- Lea Sprunger. Everyone

will be aware that a toe on the line

3:16:023:16:07

and you are disqualified. The

unforgiving rule 1:63.63.

3:16:073:16:15

The poll finished very

3:16:193:16:20

The poll finished very strongly in

the first round. There's Aldrich

3:16:203:16:23

Bailey jointly, second in the US

championships behind Michael Cherry.

3:16:233:16:27

Michael Cherry goes in the second

semifinal. The Polish champion,

3:16:273:16:33

Jacob Gish

3:16:333:16:35

as it is in love athletics

Championships these days, a strong

3:16:373:16:43

Polish team. Jovan Francis have been

part of the Jamaican squad for a

3:16:433:16:47

while now. Took silver in Rio at the

Olympic Games. Such a talented

3:16:473:16:51

youngster, as was this man. Silver

behind Karami James in London at the

3:16:513:16:57

Olympic Games. As a 19-year-old, we

got was 18, but 19. Patrik Sorm of

3:16:573:17:05

the Czech Republic. One of the

fastest losers who are advanced

3:17:053:17:09

because of disqualifications. Lucas

Bua, Spanish indoor champion. There

3:17:093:17:18

is a theory that you should just jog

round very slowly, stepping away

3:17:183:17:21

from the lines and taking chances.

Just two go through automatically

3:17:213:17:28

straight to tomorrow's final. A lot

of athletes have not been coping

3:17:283:17:35

with the lanes indoors here.

3:17:353:17:39

The first of three semifinals in the

men's 400 metres. Bua, Patrik Sorm,

3:17:453:17:52

Lech Walesa and toss, Jovan Francis,

Jacob Katrina, Aldrich Bailey

3:17:523:17:56

junior.

3:17:563:18:00

A good start by Jovan Francis of

Jamaica.

3:18:003:18:06

Francis of Jamaica looking to get

himself in a good position. The tiny

3:18:123:18:16

figure of Miguel Santos. The barging

and battering is there and sometimes

3:18:163:18:22

not giving an inch to the big man

from Poland. These three battling

3:18:223:18:31

for the two positions. Look Santos

in a position to try to challenge.

3:18:313:18:39

Bailey just starting to tie it up

will stop Santos comes through to

3:18:393:18:43

take it and Santos and Bailey take

perverse two places. The only two

3:18:433:18:48

places and they will go through to

the final. Very, very good race.

3:18:483:18:52

Santos judged it well. What a talent

he was as a youngster, and he'll

3:18:523:18:56

have his chance here in the final

tomorrow because he timed it well

3:18:563:18:59

and came through to take it on the

line from Aldrich Bailey but a very

3:18:593:19:02

good race.

Yeah, a lot happened

there at the break which meant that

3:19:023:19:13

Jacob has been really got on terms.

Santos was patient and as strong as

3:19:133:19:18

we've seen from him from a good

little while. You're making the

3:19:183:19:21

point that the quality...

LAUGHTER

3:19:213:19:27

Santos is saying, what are you

doing? With real! By winning you get

3:19:273:19:32

a better lane draw in the final.

We've had this event is completely

3:19:323:19:39

decimated by disqualifications.

We'll wait to see if any happen in

3:19:393:19:41

the semifinals. At least Luguelin

Santos we know is at his best. A

3:19:413:19:47

great 400-metre runner.

It'll be

nice to see the break at 200 metres.

3:19:473:19:54

That's when so much happens in the

400 metres. Bailey was dying on his

3:19:543:19:58

legs here. Santos takes the victory

and his younger brother goes in one

3:19:583:20:06

of the next semifinals, Juander

Santos. Let's see if he can make it

3:20:063:20:10

through to the final, as well.

Bailey safely through, to bring to

3:20:103:20:14

the ground. Unofficial results. We

shall wait and see what it looks

3:20:143:20:19

like Miguel and Santos and Aldrich

Bailey are through to the final.

3:20:193:20:25

like Miguel and Santos and Aldrich

Bailey are through to the final.

3:20:253:20:26

STUDIO: With the 400 metres, we

really do have to say unofficial

3:20:263:20:29

results because it might only be a

matter of seconds before we find out

3:20:293:20:33

who's disqualified. You were a bit

worried about Bailey.

Yes, because

3:20:333:20:39

Bailey came off one of the corners

and his foot came across the cone

3:20:393:20:42

and I don't know why you would do

that, given all of the

3:20:423:20:47

qualifications and macro

disqualifications we've seen. We may

3:20:473:20:50

see something coming out from him

with a DQ by his name.

The lights

3:20:503:20:54

are going down and the rostrum has

been set up on the stage tonight.

3:20:543:20:59

Last night it was on the infield but

it's just to our right in the studio

3:20:593:21:03

here and it is of course for the

medal ceremony for the women's

3:21:033:21:07

pentathlon. Just looking over there,

I'm seeing Katarina Johnson-Thompson

3:21:073:21:12

standing behind the gold medal

rostrum. This really is a moment,

3:21:123:21:16

and hopefully will be a pivotal

moment, a seminal moment, in her

3:21:163:21:20

career.

Representing Cuba, Yang

Ellis Rodriguez.

3:21:203:21:27

career.

Representing Cuba, Yang

Ellis Rodriguez.

Rodriguez taking

3:21:273:21:28

the bronze medal, the Cuban. Just

underperformed a little in the long

3:21:283:21:33

jump. Lost a bit of ground on the

woman who is about to collect the

3:21:333:21:36

silver medal. A bronze medal well

earned. No medals changing positions

3:21:363:21:44

in the 800 metres. These three went

in these positions. If only that the

3:21:443:21:50

with a good long jump. Just worried.

-- just worried Katarina

3:21:503:22:01

Johnson-Thompson for a moment. Dadic

able to make up the time in the 800.

3:22:013:22:06

That was quite an achievement. This

woman is about to be cheered to the

3:22:063:22:13

rafters.

Representing Great Britain

and Northern Ireland, Katarina

3:22:133:22:16

Johnson-Thompson.

CHEERING

3:22:163:22:21

To the top of the podium. Doesn't

happen too often in a career through

3:22:223:22:27

injury. She would admit

underachievement on the biggest

3:22:273:22:30

stage but here at the world indoor

she takes gold.

3:22:303:22:40

she takes gold.

Ladies and

gentlemen, the national anthem of

3:22:403:22:41

Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

3:22:413:22:49

# God save our gracious Queen

3:22:493:22:50

# Long live our noble Queen

3:22:503:22:55

# God save the Queen

3:22:553:23:00

# Send her victorious

3:23:003:23:04

# Happy and glorious

3:23:043:23:10

# Long to reign over us

3:23:103:23:15

# God save the Queen. #

3:23:153:23:23

APPLAUSE

3:23:233:23:23

APPLAUSE

Nothing now but a smile on the face

3:23:233:23:30

of Katarina Johnson-Thompson. They

have now been 14 winners of this

3:23:303:23:34

event going back to 1993, 14

different winners. Katarina

3:23:343:23:40

Johnson-Thompson is the 14th. Bronze

for Rodriguez, silver for Ivona

3:23:403:23:45

Dadic and gold for Katarina

Johnson-Thompson.

3:23:453:23:46

Dadic and gold for Katarina

Johnson-Thompson.

3:23:463:23:51

STUDIO: One of those winners in the

past of course was Jessica Ennis,

3:23:513:23:56

back in 2010 in Doha. We'll know

what happened to her. This can be a

3:23:563:24:01

moment for Johnson-Thompson going

forwards into those big global

3:24:013:24:04

competitions where she knows she can

quit together, she knows she can put

3:24:043:24:08

the performance in. She can have my

disappointment is along the way but

3:24:083:24:11

it's about how you carry on

throughout the day of this concept

3:24:113:24:16

did, -- through the day of this

competition.

Hopefully a turning

3:24:163:24:20

point in

3:24:203:24:21

competition.

Hopefully a turning

point in her emotions about all the

3:24:213:24:22

things that have gone before, that

this is truly a moment to savour. We

3:24:223:24:26

have had those roller-coaster

moments but she has performed really

3:24:263:24:30

well and she's earned that medal.

She is grafted, worked hard, just

3:24:303:24:37

reward.

She's done it now and that's

the relief. Relief is the big

3:24:373:24:44

overriding sensation you have when

you windage and beaches. It's all

3:24:443:24:50

these maybes and ifs and things that

can go wrong. By listening that

3:24:503:24:53

goals right and you can have a kick

on from that moment and go on to win

3:24:533:24:59

more. 2010, we saw the start of

Jessica Ennis coming through and

3:24:593:25:02

doing the most incredible things she

did and we all believe and I think

3:25:023:25:06

we all know Kat can do that.

She's

questioned herself the last couple

3:25:063:25:11

of years with injuries and the

changes in training environment. She

3:25:113:25:15

questioned whether she had what it

takes to get the top position. Those

3:25:153:25:20

questions, when you can find the

answer, they are a big relief. And

3:25:203:25:25

they are a weight off your mind as

Gregg said. Hopefully the buoyancy

3:25:253:25:28

that will take her into the next

part of her preparation.

The key is

3:25:283:25:33

it becomes down to something

practical at the end of the day.

3:25:333:25:38

That is has she learned her lesson

that allowed her to have the spring

3:25:383:25:42

the group performs as she had today?

Was it but it all just happened

3:25:423:25:46

right today? Just like it happened

wrong in the past. Or was it, this

3:25:463:25:49

is what I did wrong in the past,

this was my approach and what didn't

3:25:493:25:53

work. This is what I did today and

what does work for me. In order to

3:25:533:25:57

duplicate this type of performance,

you have to duplicate the same sort

3:25:573:26:00

of setup, the same sort of

preparation, mindset. You have to be

3:26:003:26:05

able to do that, so while she was

certainly celebrate this, she can

3:26:053:26:11

reflect on, what did I do right?

Relive this moment from a practical

3:26:113:26:14

standpoint so she can apply this at

the Commonwealth Games. Another

3:26:143:26:18

success like this.

And she will face

Dadic again if they are both fit in

3:26:183:26:28

Berlin in the European Championship

in August. Another chance to say,

3:26:283:26:30

yes, you might think you might be

the up-and-coming one but I'm going

3:26:303:26:36

to be sure again. It's a chance to

put herself against them.

She's been

3:26:363:26:45

competing against these ladies for a

while now but it's really about

3:26:453:26:47

turning inwards and focusing on,

what did I do right? What was that

3:26:473:26:52

emotion, how did I keep it together?

She's proved she's able to do that.

3:26:523:26:56

We are heading out for the next of

these 400 metre semifinals. Lee

3:26:563:27:02

Thompson of Sheffield is out there

in the semifinal and I think he was

3:27:023:27:08

a product of a benefit of one of the

disqualifications this morning,

3:27:083:27:13

Steve grams. You will take this

perhaps as a bonus but want to put

3:27:133:27:18

himself right back there in the mix.

COMMENTATOR: He did

3:27:183:27:23

himself right back there in the mix.

COMMENTATOR: He did benefit but he

3:27:233:27:24

still ran well. This is his best

ever Championships, just 20 years of

3:27:243:27:28

age, from Sheffield. He's just seen

one Thomson on the rostrum, so who

3:27:283:27:34

knows what future he has? He's just

starting his career. Huge

3:27:343:27:40

opportunity for also of athletes

here with so many disqualifications.

3:27:403:27:44

I think there's been at least ten

anyway. We've missed the two guys on

3:27:443:27:49

the outside

3:27:493:27:54

the outside which either two most

impressive. They are lanes five and

3:27:543:27:57

six. Thomson in lane three will

obviously be doing his best to try

3:27:573:28:03

to get on terms with them. See what

happens and then as we've seen, you

3:28:033:28:09

never know.

3:28:093:28:14

never know. 46.23, superb

performance in the British

3:28:143:28:17

Championships to announce his

arrival into the British team.

3:28:173:28:21

I know what you are all thinking,

you're watching the feet, anxious?

3:28:273:28:31

I'm sure the athletes must and I'm

sure they are beginning to realise

3:28:313:28:36

what's going on. Thomson just

lacking a bit of pace through this

3:28:363:28:40

first 200 metres but he hasn't got

to panic. Santos trying to get in

3:28:403:28:45

there. Thomson will just have to

pick some of these off here. 21.3

3:28:453:28:54

through the first 200 metres,

reasonably quick. The two best

3:28:543:28:57

athletes here, Hooley source and

Cherry. Oscar whose loss has been

3:28:573:29:10

very impressive, challenged by

Cherry. Those two are expected to

3:29:103:29:15

win. Thomson has to settle for

sixth. These two well was going to

3:29:153:29:18

be the best. He's impressing me. I

wasn't... To be fair, we've lost so

3:29:183:29:24

many of the big names that now he's

looking like a real contender for

3:29:243:29:28

the gold medal. That was a quick

semi-and barring any surprises, we

3:29:283:29:37

will expect Husillos and Cherry to

be contenders for the medals. Lee

3:29:373:29:41

Thompson tried very hard and when

you have to run wide, when you don't

3:29:413:29:44

get involved in that first 200

metres, it's a long journey around

3:29:443:29:48

the outside. But he's acquitted

himself pretty well, particularly in

3:29:483:29:51

Leeds, I thought. It'd be a bit

tough to come back and emulate that

3:29:513:29:55

in the semi-.

We saw, as you are

mentioning, the reason these two are

3:29:553:29:58

a long way clear, Husillos and

Cherry is we are missing athlete who

3:29:583:30:03

perhaps would have been lifting the

quality of this semifinal otherwise

3:30:033:30:07

worried not for the

disqualifications. Husillos and

3:30:073:30:13

Cherry a long way clear. Good time

by Husillos, he looking very

3:30:133:30:18

impressive. Some come into the

meetings in Championships and find

3:30:183:30:23

good form at the championships.

Husillos has been strongest season

3:30:233:30:26

and seems to be peaking.

Quick time,

45.6 nine. Here's a look back at the

3:30:263:30:38

third round of the women's shot put

final.

3:30:383:30:47

final. 18.98 metres. A put the owned

19 metres. Great effort from her.

3:30:473:30:57

She has thrown over 19 metres this

year. Fourth in the World

3:30:573:31:01

Championship last year.

3:31:013:31:06

Maybe put a bit of spice into the

weight room to get the power needed

3:31:063:31:11

and the desire to get onto the

rostrum. A new indoor national

3:31:113:31:16

record for Thomas-Dodd. Anita

Marton, deprived of gold two years

3:31:163:31:24

ago by Michelle Carter in the very

last putt of the competition, this

3:31:243:31:29

was her response to that throw in

the third round. A beautiful example

3:31:293:31:32

of rotating shot put. That putt

winged out as 19.48 metres, good

3:31:323:31:44

parlance, drives upwards, hard,

catches on the reverse, nicely

3:31:443:31:47

timed. -- good balance. That gets

you a putt over the 19-metre mark,

3:31:473:31:56

Marton, a brilliant competitor,

deprived two years ago, takes the

3:31:563:32:00

lead with a world leader at the

halfway stage. Here is a look back

3:32:003:32:06

at what happened in the heptathlon

high jump. The best clearance so

3:32:063:32:13

far, Warners had a solid first day,

a clearance at two point 02, in

3:32:133:32:19

second place overall -- 2.02 metres.

There is a PB there, adding two

3:32:193:32:27

centimetres to his previous lifetime

best. He is probably the man who is

3:32:273:32:32

giving this man most to think about,

went clear at the second time of

3:32:323:32:39

asking. Many are putting up a solid

performance, but he's going to need

3:32:393:32:46

all of it to take the gold -- Kevin

Mayer.

3:32:463:32:55

Mayer. Kai Kazmirek, his third

attempt at 2.05. Gave it a good old

3:32:553:33:00

rattle. But a successful jump, all

about points. 60-metre hurdles, pole

3:33:003:33:09

vault and 1000 metres tomorrow. But

the best jump was this man, Maicel

3:33:093:33:14

Uibo of Estonia, 2.17, that's how to

do it. Great history and events,

3:33:143:33:21

Vergini all the most -- they had a

famous Estonian multi-event and

3:33:213:33:30

Maicel Uibo goes into the medals.

The heptathlon summary after the

3:33:303:33:35

four events of Day one and Kevin

Mayer, as expected, the Frenchman,

3:33:353:33:40

out in front by what is it, 45

points or so, I had of Damian Warner

3:33:403:33:47

and Maicel Uibo has rocketed up the

leaderboard into third place.

Lining

3:33:473:33:52

up for the third and last of the

semifinals of the men's 400 metres

3:33:523:33:56

and this is how they line up.

3:33:563:34:03

and this is how they line up. The

athletes on the outside of the

3:34:033:34:05

favoured athletes. -- the athletes

on the outside are the favoured

3:34:053:34:12

athletes. Maslak going in lane four,

admitted he ran a bad race in the

3:34:123:34:21

first round but there are questions,

he doesn't seem to have quite the

3:34:213:34:24

same form he has had in the past,

winning two Will two world indoor

3:34:243:34:28

titles, he is superb indoors but he

will have to go out more quickly

3:34:283:34:36

here in this semifinal. He will know

that a lot of his potential rivals

3:34:363:34:40

to take his title away have gone.

3:34:403:34:48

to take his title away have gone. So

Maslak will have a great chance.

3:34:483:34:50

He's still got to make it through

here, because only two go through.

3:34:503:34:55

Lendore, bronze at the last world

indoors, had the quickest first lap

3:34:553:35:01

this morning going through 221.62.

Janezic, impressive, behind Fred

3:35:013:35:16

Kerley last weekend. Maslak I'm sure

we'll go off quickly. He left too

3:35:163:35:20

much to do in the qualifying this

morning, he scraped through. You

3:35:203:35:25

Cywka ran from Kuwait goes in lane

three -- Kyran.

3:35:253:35:37

three -- Kyran. He won a world

junior gold for the USA in 2012, now

3:35:373:35:41

runs for Nigeria. Had to find some

additional fastest losers this

3:35:413:35:47

morning and Litvin of Kazakhstan was

one of those. He finished very

3:35:473:35:51

quickly, the 22-year-old.

3:35:513:35:57

quickly, the 22-year-old. Can Maslak

made it through to another final and

3:35:583:36:00

take his chances there? I gain, far

from guaranteed. Doesn't seem to be

3:36:003:36:08

the imperious Maslak of recent years

and only two going through

3:36:083:36:11

automatically. To tomorrow's final.

3:36:113:36:18

Lendore, the last of the semifinals

in the men's 400 metres. Away they

3:36:233:36:30

go and Maslak seems to be firing out

of the blocks and already moving up

3:36:303:36:35

alongside our the Slovenia. Lendore,

so quick through the first 200

3:36:353:36:42

metres this morning, will try to

break in the lead but Maslak has

3:36:423:36:45

come roaring out of the blocks and

over the first 200 metres. He will

3:36:453:36:48

look to control it and hang on.

Lendore coming across, he wants the

3:36:483:36:53

lead and these three a country mile

clear of the rest. Its 342-macro

3:36:533:36:58

places only in the final. Lendore,

Maslak and Janezic, can he overhaul

3:36:583:37:07

the defending champion? Maslak

looking strong at the moment. Might

3:37:073:37:10

Lendore be the one to suffer and

struggled on the straight? Maslak

3:37:103:37:13

comes through, Janezic can't quite

get there, I think Lendore hung on

3:37:133:37:19

but he really was just holding on as

Janezic came charging through. I

3:37:193:37:25

think he had just a bit too much to

do. Maslak learned from the first

3:37:253:37:30

round, he knew he had run badly

tactically in the first round and he

3:37:303:37:34

knew he had to get out more quickly.

Lendore loves to go out strongly

3:37:343:37:38

over the first 200, but this was a

cracking finish.

Yeah, just watch

3:37:383:37:43

this, Lendore thinking he's there,

Maslak, much better from him, gave

3:37:433:37:48

up the lead at 200 metres, wasn't

super fast and look at the tall

3:37:483:37:52

Slovenian finishing so fast.

Maslak's arm is out because he wants

3:37:523:37:55

to get his chest ahead and there's

no one with a bigger chest than

3:37:553:38:00

Janezic. He can't quite get there,

Lendore just hanging on by three or

3:38:003:38:05

four hundreds, the result coming

through. A good race.

As you were

3:38:053:38:13

mentioning, Steve, it's about Maslak

looking for that when which he got,

3:38:133:38:17

because you got a better lane in the

final tomorrow. Maslak, and as

3:38:173:38:22

mentioned, so many big names are out

already so Maslak's chance of

3:38:223:38:25

winning three world indoor titles,

he's got a chance, he'll be in the

3:38:253:38:29

final and that was a better run from

him.

Just as we saw at the climax of

3:38:293:38:37

the men's long jump final the

women's shot put will be decided by

3:38:373:38:41

the top four performers so far in

the first five efforts, taking their

3:38:413:38:45

final three. Only four athletes.

Yang Gao, of China, best in the

3:38:453:38:58

second of 18 point 77, twice fifth

that the World Championships. She is

3:38:583:39:05

guaranteed force, can she improve

it? -- she's guaranteed fourth

3:39:053:39:10

place. It's not going to improve,

it's about 18.5 metres. So Yang Gao,

3:39:103:39:20

Lilia, strikes hard. -- she is

linear will stop shy of 19 metres. A

3:39:203:39:30

team-mate, Gong, has gone beyond

that. So Yang Gao settles for fourth

3:39:303:39:38

place and steps aside, clears the

stage for her team-mate. So Gong Li

3:39:383:39:49

Jau, 29-year-old champion last year

in third place here. A big scream

3:39:493:39:59

and it's a big effort as well.

Possibly her best so far. I don't

3:39:593:40:03

think it's enough. Because Danniel

Thomas. , 19.2 to four silver and

3:40:033:40:12

Anita Marton of Hungary, I don't

think she's improved her position. A

3:40:123:40:16

good competitive effort though. It

is her best, 19.08, a season's best,

3:40:163:40:23

but has to put up with a silver,

sorry, bronze medal, and make way

3:40:233:40:29

for the silver-medallist,

Thomas-Dodd, who did take the lead

3:40:293:40:33

at the halfway stage only to have it

taken back by the Hungarian. Can

3:40:333:40:40

Thomas-Dodd do to Marton what

Michelle Carter did two years ago?

3:40:403:40:44

She needs to throw in excess of

19.48. No. Bang on 19 metres. It

3:40:443:40:53

wasn't meant to be. 19.2 to in round

three, that's no improvement. A

3:40:533:41:02

great example, just leaning

backwards, leaning away from that,

3:41:023:41:05

and lost some power. Of course, if

she'd chased it out she wouldn't

3:41:053:41:11

have saved it and she would have

fouled over the front and it

3:41:113:41:14

wouldn't be measured. A national

record and the silver medal for

3:41:143:41:17

Danniel Thomas. , which makes Anita

Marton, I met her and she said she's

3:41:173:41:26

been under the weather, had a cold

for a few days. You would not know

3:41:263:41:31

it. A massive effort, 19.48 metres,

silver two years ago, guaranteed the

3:41:313:41:38

goal. The shot put equivalent of a

lap of honour, this. -- guaranteed

3:41:383:41:43

the gold. Maybe she will extend her

lead. Another big effort. A great

3:41:433:41:51

demonstration of competent shop

putting.

3:41:513:41:57

putting. 19.48, her best so far. Has

she improved it? She is celebrating.

3:41:583:42:06

Its 19.62! A wonderful final effort

from Marton. Hungary take their

3:42:063:42:12

first-ever gold medal at the world

indoor Championships and its Anita

3:42:123:42:16

Marton with a world leading 19.62.

Wonderful scenes in the celebrations

3:42:163:42:24

from Marton.

GABBY LOGAN:

3:42:243:42:33

Well done to Anita Marton, in a few

moments' time we'll see the medal

3:42:333:42:37

ceremony for the men's long jump,

which was a wonderful competition a

3:42:373:42:41

little bit earlier this evening.

They have to walk just behind our

3:42:413:42:45

studio, the men, to get up to the

stage, which is to side and Luvo

3:42:453:42:50

Manyonga, when he went past, gave a

lovely big wave, didn't he, guys? A

3:42:503:42:58

big smile, big beaming smile.

Obviously he was pushed into silver

3:42:583:43:00

place by a wonderful effort from the

young Cuban, but it really was an

3:43:003:43:04

entertaining,

3:43:043:43:05

young Cuban, but it really was an

entertaining, a spectacle worthy of

3:43:053:43:06

this stage.

Absolutely and again we

sort of looked at Luvo Manyonga and

3:43:063:43:11

looks at Lawson at the start and

said these are the two who will

3:43:113:43:14

probably battle out, completely

forget to link -- forgetting the

3:43:143:43:17

young Cuban who gave the performance

of his life. To PB like that at 19,

3:43:173:43:22

what a wonderful way to do it and

really exciting to watch.

It was the

3:43:223:43:27

perfect competition, wasn't it, the

lead going backwards and forwards.

3:43:273:43:31

But in the end that very young man,

19 years old, very little experience

3:43:313:43:36

on the international stage, showed

his composure and incredible

3:43:363:43:40

character, Steve Backley.

Yeah, it

was a great competition.

3:43:403:43:49

was a great competition.

The IWS --

the IAAF world President...

What a

3:43:523:43:57

pleasure to hand out a medal to a

wonderful young Cuban long jump,

3:43:573:44:06

pleasure to hand out a medal to a

wonderful young Cuban long jump,,

3:44:063:44:07

first Dendy who really celebrated

the bronze medal ahead of his

3:44:073:44:11

team-mate, Lawson. 8.42, you

wouldn't have believed that was only

3:44:113:44:16

enough for a bronze medal. Very,

very high-class. -- very, very

3:44:163:44:26

high-class competition. This man,

gold outdoors in London last summer

3:44:263:44:31

but here in Birmingham, he jumped

further, 8.44 metres, but only

3:44:313:44:38

enough for silver. But he knows he

performed.

3:44:383:44:50

performed.

Gold-medallist and IAAF

world indoor champion representing

3:44:503:44:53

Cuba, Juan Miguel Echevarria will

stop

well, from one Cuban legend to

3:44:533:45:03

another, well, one for the future

may be, he is world indoor champion

3:45:033:45:08

at 19. It wasn't only a massive

jump, it was the way he did it in

3:45:083:45:17

responding to a true champion in

Manyonga. And we will hear a lot --

3:45:173:45:22

a name we will hear a lot of and the

Cuban national anthem.

3:45:223:45:27

CUBAN

NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

3:45:323:45:42

APPLAUSE

CHEERING

3:46:333:46:41

Remember that name,

3:46:413:46:49

CHEERING

Remember that name, Echevarria.

3:46:493:46:50

Brilliant performers and that's

going to be a tough one to beat in

3:46:503:46:52

terms of the performers of the

championships early stages to be

3:46:523:46:56

calling that. That's going to take

some beating. A world lead.

3:46:563:46:59

Brilliant performers for the young

man and a gold for Cuba.

3:46:593:47:10

STUDIO: It certainly was. It's one

of the competition so far in

3:47:133:47:17

delivering a fantastic finale,

performances you'd expect of this

3:47:173:47:23

standard of competition. The crowd

was treated to something special

3:47:233:47:27

tonight

yeah, they absolutely wear.

I said it earlier, what nominal

3:47:273:47:30

jumping. Befitting for this world

stage. I don't know about you, Greg,

3:47:303:47:37

but South Africa at the moment have

a really healthy crop of South

3:47:373:47:41

African jumpers at the moment. It's

interesting how they've emerged as a

3:47:413:47:45

jumping force.

Yes, we had Godfrey

Khotso Mokoena. He's a bit older

3:47:453:47:51

than me

3:47:513:47:52

Khotso Mokoena. He's a bit older

than me. He wants in 2008 and seem

3:47:523:47:58

to be the start of this resurgence

in South Africa. In Cuba, we've had

3:47:583:48:04

a few 8.2, 8.3, especially in

Havana. But then they never really

3:48:043:48:09

produced another as they have

previously. Now we have a new kid on

3:48:093:48:13

the block. You'll really be mixing

it up with those South Africans. It

3:48:133:48:16

makes it really exciting.

What do

you make of his potential? Is he a

3:48:163:48:20

guy who can get over into 8.5 and

upwards?

Absolutely. Watching him

3:48:203:48:27

out there today, 100%. What you jump

in doors, if you get a nice wind,

3:48:273:48:30

and nice bit of sun like to get in

Havana, he could maybe produce a lot

3:48:303:48:36

more than 8.5, maybe 8.6. He reminds

me of Pedrosa, just a bit taller.

3:48:363:48:44

That really works in his favour. His

vast, powerful, has range on the

3:48:443:48:51

runway and has a competitive edge.

That's the whole package. We see a

3:48:513:48:55

lot of talented jumpers over the

years but they've never had the

3:48:553:49:00

edge. To do what he did tonight,

that shows a top competitor coming

3:49:003:49:04

through.

You have to have that

competitive edge now at long

3:49:043:49:08

jumping. It's extremely competitive.

Yes, it's starting to change.

3:49:083:49:13

Thankfully I had my period of

winning with 8.3 and 8.4 as I did in

3:49:133:49:20

that time. What you find is when

these are -- whether slight lulls

3:49:203:49:26

and at one period it was just me

going into the majors and thinking I

3:49:263:49:29

had a great chance of winning it,

and others seem to never be pushing

3:49:293:49:32

it, now we have a load of guys

pushing the event. What will happen

3:49:323:49:36

it will have a lot more guys are

jumping significantly further

3:49:363:49:40

because there are so many.

We have

more and more events night and it is

3:49:403:49:44

the fast women, the 60-metre final.

But it earlier this evening we had

3:49:443:49:48

three semifinals but there was one

in particular, the first one, which

3:49:483:49:52

was loaded with talent.

Unfortunately for Asha Philip, it

3:49:523:49:55

was the one she was drawn in but it

didn't fail to deliver.

3:49:553:50:03

was the one she was drawn in but it

didn't fail to deliver.

No, look at

3:50:033:50:04

the gap. On a world-class field,

that is semifinal. She got a

3:50:043:50:10

cracking start, great athletes,

great power. Dafne Schippers on the

3:50:103:50:15

right side. Further over in lane

six, the field was loaded. Asha did

3:50:153:50:24

well but this was always going to be

tough for her. She was unfortunately

3:50:243:50:28

drawn in the toughest heat of all. I

can't take anything away from her. I

3:50:283:50:33

think she ran pretty well and did

the best she could and it was always

3:50:333:50:36

going to be tough.

Watching her run,

she didn't tighten up, didn't worry.

3:50:363:50:45

This was heat to.

The Ivory Coast,

Ta Lou. They want to macro heats.

3:50:453:50:56

Ivory Coast is looking really good.

This is going to be an amazing final

3:50:563:51:02

and I can't wait to see at.

Thereabouts to enter the arena to

3:51:023:51:06

the usual fanfare -- thereabouts to

enter the arena. Only two women have

3:51:063:51:13

dipped under seven seconds today,

Elaine Thompson and morale of

3:51:133:51:16

hooray. We shouldn't necessarily be

expecting super-quick time is --

3:51:163:51:22

Mariella Hori.

Because they don't

have the daylight that Greg was

3:51:223:51:29

talking about, the fatigue starts to

set in. They are on hyper girl mode

3:51:293:51:36

and you get a faster time. It could

go the other way and we could see a

3:51:363:51:40

very fast time. These athletes also

know they're going to have to run

3:51:403:51:43

fast in order to get on the.

They're

not thinking about three lanes or

3:51:433:51:50

two lanes. They can put everything

into the 60-metre race. Often these

3:51:503:51:56

guys go out and compete in multiple

events.

Dangerous right here. I

3:51:563:52:01

think because she didn't have a fast

time coming into the championships,

3:52:013:52:06

she was counted out a bit, but she

has improved every round, so Elaine

3:52:063:52:14

Thompson can be very dangerous.

I

hope she holds her form and gets in

3:52:143:52:17

the mix. From what we've seen so

far, I think this young lady year,

3:52:173:52:22

who has delivered every time at this

stage. In doors she's so well suited

3:52:223:52:29

for it. She gets out really quick.

She's one of those women who has run

3:52:293:52:34

under seven seconds. She is very,

very dangerous.

OK, that's what

3:52:343:52:38

these guys think. Steve Cram, it's a

wide open race, isn't it? Hopefully

3:52:383:52:44

it will be spitting spectacle to the

end of our first full day here in

3:52:443:52:48

Birmingham.

COMMENTATOR: Yeah, just to pick up,

3:52:483:52:51

I think you were referring to their

best times ever. Nobody has run

3:52:513:52:55

under seven seconds. Would be

unusual. It's been a while. Shelly

3:52:553:53:01

Ann Fraser Price a couple of

championships ago run under seven.

3:53:013:53:04

Only nine people have ever run under

seven seconds but two of them are in

3:53:043:53:10

the field, Ahoure and Thomson have

done it in the past. How quickly?

3:53:103:53:15

Ahoure in lane four, she has to turn

silver into gold here. She's twice

3:53:153:53:19

won silver medals at the world

indoor Championships. Head team-mate

3:53:193:53:24

Ta Lou, last year won a silver medal

outdoors. Ivory Coast have never won

3:53:243:53:29

gold at a major champs. Could this

be the first time? Kambundji in the

3:53:293:53:37

middle of them but don't forget

Dafne Schippers, the world champion

3:53:373:53:42

of the 200 metres.

3:53:423:53:49

of the 200 metres. Murielle got the

best start. It's going to be gold

3:53:493:53:52

for Ahoure! 1-2 for the Ivory Coast.

6.97!

3:53:523:54:02

6.97! Murielle Ahoure has finally

done it! Her country will be so

3:54:023:54:06

proud, its gold and silver for Ivory

Coast. Murielle Ahoure has run one

3:54:063:54:13

of the quickest ever 60 metres.

Superb performance, a brilliant

3:54:133:54:16

start. The rest were chasing her

home and look what that means to

3:54:163:54:23

her. She's a brilliant 60-metre

runner. Ta Lou is the silver winner

3:54:233:54:32

and that will go with the two she

won outdoors last year. She will be

3:54:323:54:36

delighted with her team-mate. Your

60-metre running with a special

3:54:363:54:41

skill. Lots of great people have

never been able to combine that and

3:54:413:54:45

outdoors. We've talked about some of

them, the likes of Nelly Kuhlman.

3:54:453:54:48

The beginnings of these world indoor

Championships. What Ahoure has to be

3:54:483:54:54

one of the best ever now and she can

put herself right up there with all

3:54:543:54:58

those other big names, particularly

with that performance today, Colin.

3:54:583:55:03

Yes, an outstanding performance by

Ahoure. And the Swiss sneaking in

3:55:033:55:12

with the bronze medal. Very nice to

see, but there is our gold and

3:55:123:55:15

silver-medallists. She lives up to

seventh all-time with 6.9 seven. A

3:55:153:55:25

world leader and what an indoor

season that young lady has had! .

3:55:253:55:31

We'll have another chance to have a

look at it, Colin, but the signs

3:55:313:55:35

were there in the semifinal that

she's come here on the top of her

3:55:353:55:40

game. I've always wondered whether

she is ever quite had the belief

3:55:403:55:42

sometimes, you know,. Obviously

Elaine Thompson was in this but

3:55:423:55:48

she's had some great people to race

against. Last time she won silver,

3:55:483:55:51

Shelly Ann Fraser priced ran 6.98 in

the final so it isn't as if you have

3:55:513:55:57

been beaten by good people. This was

a chance she had to seize this time

3:55:573:56:00

round. She's just found Kambundji,

she got the bronze.

Really exciting.

3:56:003:56:07

Brilliant deceivers. They've worked

hard all the way through the season,

3:56:073:56:10

just edging their way through,

haven't they? Taking victories when

3:56:103:56:14

it matters, Kambundji sets a new

national record of 7.0 three. When

3:56:143:56:19

it came to it at the world indoors

she produces another good strong

3:56:193:56:23

performance. 7.05 for the Swiss.

Great performance but there is our

3:56:233:56:28

gold and silver-medallists.

3:56:283:56:33

She's just unfortunately been in an

era when there's been some great,

3:56:403:56:44

great sprinters from Jamaica, the

US. Dafne Schippers is in the 200

3:56:443:56:50

metres, as well. This could be the

turning point for Ahoure.

Not many

3:56:503:56:54

times you'll see that Elaine Thomson

and Dafne Schippers get in there at

3:56:543:57:02

all. She's a brilliant exponent of

this. Full of confidence, great run

3:57:023:57:06

in the semifinal. She just did

exactly what she knew she was

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capable of. Accurate at the

beginning, out of the blocks really

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hard, very fast, getting into the

good caters she has. Your Mac or she

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doesn't go from side to side,

straight as an arrow, keeping focus,

3:57:183:57:21

all power going in the exact place

it needs to be.

Focused hard. Don't

3:57:213:57:27

want to put any stress or strain,

she knows that Elaine Thomas...

3:57:273:57:32

Thomson, she knows she's living

champion, she knows she can close

3:57:323:57:38

down but it won't happen this time.

Look at that wild, focused,

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determined. Work, work, work, all

the way through to the line. Nothing

3:57:433:57:47

Elaine Thompson could do on this

occasion. Ahoure is out hard,

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aggressive, controlled, and takes a

very good victory. 6.97, a world

3:57:533:57:56

leading performance.

Well, when you

come and win your first ever gold

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medal at a World Championships for

your country, never mind yourself

3:58:043:58:07

individually, you do want to do it

with this sort of performance. This

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is a top ten ever performance from

Murielle Ahoure. Ta Lou with the

3:58:123:58:21

silver and Kambundji with the

bronze. Brilliant performance from

3:58:213:58:23

those two. Enjoy this from Ahoure,

it may signal something from her in

3:58:233:58:29

the summer. She can do well over 100

metres, as well. 5000th of a second

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between Kambundji and Ta Lou woman

who was rewarded herself with the

3:58:353:58:43

silver medal. And the world leading

6.97 and the gold medal for Murielle

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Ahoure. First ever goal for the

Ivory Coast.

3:58:473:58:50

Ahoure. First ever goal for the

Ivory Coast.

3:58:503:58:52

STUDIO: You talk about being born in

different eras and how perhaps your

3:58:523:58:56

history would have changed were it

not for being born a particular

3:58:563:59:00

strength. Murielle Ahoure, had she

not been born in the era of Jamaican

3:59:003:59:06

dominance in spread she would have

been world champion in 2013, 14.

3:59:063:59:10

This is someone who is not -- this

is not someone who has suddenly come

3:59:103:59:14

to the fore at 30 will stop she's

been knocking on the door, waiting

3:59:143:59:18

for the moment and she brilliantly

today.

She really did, she is a

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fantastic talent. She was at the

University of Miami in the US and

3:59:223:59:28

she's been there in the finals

trying to get amongst the medals.

3:59:283:59:31

This was a fantastic performance by

her. Start to finish, every round,

3:59:313:59:36

she continues to improve, as herself

and established herself as a

3:59:363:59:39

favourite from the beginning and

said, come and get me. She went to

3:59:393:59:42

the finals and did the same thing,

got out of the box, even away from

3:59:423:59:47

her compatriot Ta Lou, who is a

brilliant starter and said, you've

3:59:473:59:50

got to come and get me and no one

was able to do that.

Lets go and

3:59:503:59:55

hear from Ta Lou.

Silver medal in an

incredible, incredible race. How do

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you feel?

I'm happy because when I

came here I didn't expect to have a

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metal because it's not my best. I

just came there to work for my stats

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and I'm happy to have a silver

medal, so I'm just happy. I thank my

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coach. And so on, and so on.

You had

to come from behind there to secure

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that second. What were you thinking

as you sort of came from behind so

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much?

You know, my start is bad. I

don't understand!

Your start was not

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the greatest, you had to come from

behind. What were you thinking? Did

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you believe you could do it?

Yeah,

for me, I was last. I have a big,

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big finish. I do what my coach tells

me to do. Just run, run, run, do my

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best to be in the top three. I

finished I was like, oh! I get it

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and I finished. It's OK for me. I

didn't expect to do that. My best is

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outdoor

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outdoor season

and Ivory Coast one,

two. How special is that?

It's good

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because, you know,

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because, you know, every day, it's

really good. We got a gold medal, I

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was happy because she has two years.

She had too many problems so for her

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it's really a big gift for her this

year, so I hope it's really good for

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her.

Bank is so talking to us.

Please, come on. A phenomenal

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bronze. How do you feel?

It's

amazing. I'm just so happy I got the

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bronze.

Coming into this, Denise

Lewis said you were one of the

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athletes to watch. She seems to be

right.

Yes, it was a very good

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competition. I gave my best and I'm

so happy because it was a very

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strong field. All the fastest women

in the world were here. I'm happy.

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That was an incredible field of

athletes.

It was crazy. I was in the

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middle and got the bronze! I'm just

happy.

What will this do for you,

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moving forward? The confidence of

knowing you can come to a

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competition of this size and get the

medal?

Yeah on its just a amazing. I

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never thought I be able to do that.

It was always better and better. I'm

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just happy I achieved it. I'm

looking forward to next season.

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Thank you.

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Sitting in the aisles clapping, was

the rail Ahoure. How happy are you?

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An incredible performance.

Thank

you, it's been a rough couple of

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years, the last couple of years, I

lost my father to cancer, he was

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battling cancer and we finally lost

him almost a year ago now, so then

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the anniversary of his death is

coming up on March the 24th. It's

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been a terrible time for me, so

just, I'm at a loss for words right

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now. I just know that he was here

with me today, and I've worked so

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hard to get back on top. The biggest

thing was working on my mental,

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because mental execution wins races.

Coming into this race I just knew

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that I had to be as sharp as an iron

out there and just go out there and

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focus on my lane and execute.

As you

say, it's been a difficult year, but

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such a massive sacrifice that you

have to make to get to this level.

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Can you give us an idea of what it

takes?

Oh my goodness, I have so

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many people to thank, my coach Alan

Powell has been unbelievable, he is

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by rock, my mental Carmelita Jeter.

My massage therapist, my whole team

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has been fantastic. To do this

turnaround, we came into this season

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saying, OK, I've got two silvers at

the World Championships and my goal

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was to be able to get a gold this

time, so there are times where I

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thank God and I'm so blessed.

Thank

you very much for talking to us,

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thank you for winning such an

incredible race.

Thank you so much,

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thank you.

GABBY LOGAN:

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What a great winner, grabbed what a

great way to win the day -- great

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way to end the day. We seem great

performances at the Diamond League

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and at the Olympic Games and World

Championships and 30 years old,

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sometimes you have to wait for your

moment, don't you?

Sometimes you do,

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the team around her, all of the

work, she came

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the team around her, all of the

work, she came into this

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championship is absolutely ready and

rocket start, she never gave it up.

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A great transition we just saw

there, a translation out of Drive

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phrase into maximum velocity.

Fantastic running here, very

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efficient. You look at all of the

athletes, you see Kambundji, some of

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the athletes' arms out of their

side, she's very efficient with

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every step and that's how you get to

the finish line quick. It's not just

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about speed and power, its

biomechanical efficiency. She's one

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of the best in the business at that.

She's always been very efficient.

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She's a fantastic victory from a

well-deserved because of all of the

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work she's done in putting this

together. This doesn't just happen.

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The speed, power, efficiency, it

doesn't just happen. It's not

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doesn't just happen. It's not born

talent, you work on those things.

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Head on shot, not a lot of wasted

motion. If you watch Kambundji, the

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bronze-medallist on the left of the

screen, arms coming out, elbows

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coming out, not on what -- not a lot

of symmetry, the right arm is doing

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something different to the left but

the opposite with Ahoure, everything

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is symmetrical and efficient.

It was

a great race. You talk about

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Kambundji, for me it was a step up,

stepping up on an occasion like this

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is a big deal. She's definitely put

them on the map today.

You

4:06:084:06:16

is a big deal. She's definitely put

them on the map today.

You picked

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her out, Denise. We said is not

necessarily about winning medals but

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yours has gone and got one for you.

It was about picking out names and

4:06:204:06:24

people who may have a great

championship and somebody who may be

4:06:244:06:26

a name to look out for in the

future. Kambundji has done it for

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you, she has put herself out there.

Dadic, Tony Minichiello, she got the

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silver in the pentathlon earlier and

Michael, it's the turn of the men

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tomorrow, and the Chinese will be

out there. Christian Coleman of the

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USA may have something to say about

him making tops one.

We were told we

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could not pick Christian Coleman.

That's why Christian Coleman's name

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is not out there because he's one to

watch.

He's already a world

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silver-medallist

I'm looking forward

to that 60 tomorrow and the Chinese

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will be in the final and has an

opportunity to do something special.

4:07:074:07:12

It's Christian Coleman's race to

win. He's got the target on his

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back. He seems to be an athlete who

is well prepared to carry that

4:07:154:07:18

burden who we will get to see

tomorrow.

We saw Kenny Harrison

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today make absolutely sure that she

was through to the next round, a

4:07:234:07:26

brilliant run in the hurdles,

another world record holder in

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Coleman out tomorrow. It's exciting

when people are here at the top

4:07:294:07:37

when people are here at the top of

their game and he'll want to take

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home top spot.

I think Coleman can

go out there and what we've seen

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going out with the guys running fast

as he could put a seriously fast

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time down, another world record. It

would be incredible for everybody

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here and everybody watching, if they

get to see somebody winning a world

4:07:484:07:51

record. Sometimes it's a

once-in-a-lifetime.

Lets hope the

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weather is kind to as tomorrow and

people can get here to these

4:07:554:07:58

championships. If you can't and you

have a ticket, don't worry, plenty

4:07:584:08:02

of people will be watching at home

and we'll be

4:08:024:08:05

of people will be watching at home

and we'll be starting at 9:45am on

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BBC Two. In the evening, the session

starts at 5:30pm. Of course we have

4:08:074:08:12

the 400 metres finals to look

forward to, two British women going,

4:08:124:08:19

Zoey Clark and Eilidh Doyle, going

in this 400 metre finals, which

4:08:194:08:22

Zoey Clark and Eilidh Doyle, going

in this 400 metre finals, which we

4:08:224:08:23

are very excited about. There's been

a few disqualifications, a few

4:08:234:08:27

controversies along the way. Greg,

we have to say goodbye to you from

4:08:274:08:31

the studio.

I've not been invited

back... I'm waiting for the umbrella

4:08:314:08:36

to pull me off in a moment.

You can

stay as long as you want but you

4:08:364:08:40

have other things to get on with.

We've loved having you here for a

4:08:404:08:43

thrilling long jump competition.

Thank you for having me, it was a

4:08:434:08:48

great spectacle.

Safe journey back

home to the hotel, put your winter

4:08:484:08:52

boots on. We'll be back tomorrow,

9:45am on BBC Two.

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Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the World Championships from Birmingham. The evening session includes the men's long jump final, the women's shot put and 60m finals, and the semi-finals of the both the men's and women's 400m.

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