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World Indoor Championships - Day 3, Part 1

Live coverage including heats of men's 60m and 1500m, and the final of women's triple jump and men's shot put. Commentary by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley.


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Colin Jackson has won his first gold

medal. He is the champion of the

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world.

Looking on not just an

aberration but in all. --

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admiration.

He is the world champion.

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One, two, three.

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Four, five, six.

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And it's over. It is the fast show

today in Birmingham. Christian

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Coleman the new world record holder

competing in the men's 60 metres.

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And the big British headline last

night Katarina Johnson-Thompson, she

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took gold in the pentathlon. But

fantastic sport everywhere we

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looked. Actually thrilling long jump

taken by Echevarria of Cuba. While

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Murielle Ahoure took the 60 metres

and the first ever gold for the

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Ivory Coast in a major

championships. A wonderful evening.

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But we are back for more. Good

morning to you on this lovely

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Saturday. I do not know what it's

like where you are but we made it

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into date without too much trouble.

Hopefully we will have a sell-out

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crowd as we expect today further

second full day, the third day of

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the world indoor athletics

Championships. I'm joined by Denise

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Lewis and Michael Johnson who have

coordinated beautifully on the

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wardrobe front! Never failed to

impress. A wonderful evening last

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night. And we often, actually I

think we are honest in athletics

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when a competition does not meet the

standards we expect. And the tenth

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of, a great British moment for

Katarina Johnson-Thompson. -- the

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pentathlon. And specifically for her

because of what she has been through

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in major championships to date.

Great to see her finally just

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getting it all together. For me not

so much about the medals but the

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conduct and the manner in which she

performed consistently well. There

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was no real highlight as such. Maybe

the shot put for me but generally no

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highlight but just steady

performances and taking the

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opportunity to win when actually she

should. I thought it was a great

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performance and I hope that she just

kicks on from here mentally that she

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can put it together.

You can only be

two is in front of you, the field

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that there, and she took that

opportunity and that is what I

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imagine she will take away from

that.

I do not think matters about

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the field, I do not think that this

was less of a field. Without Usain

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Bolt. This was about her coming into

the competition is favoured. And

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being able to live up to the

expectations she had for herself and

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the fans have for her and being able

to put in a solid performance

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without any disruption or let downs

without any mistakes. And also I do

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not think it was about that score

either even though she was just shy

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of the world record. It was not

about the record or about the points

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but just proving to herself she

could get through the competition.

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Unlike Laura Muir say who needed to

get on the podium and may be to

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herself she could compete with the

rest, this was about proving to

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herself that she could get through a

competition mistakes free.

Without

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letting myself down in any event. In

her interview afterwards she said

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said something interesting, you know

that she is a very reflective

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athlete, she has been through a lot

in terms of where do I go, just

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focus on the jumps, keep focusing.

Of course those go through your head

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but she said she was pleased to be

able to rectify the home crowd

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situation. Because in her eyes she

failed in London in front of the

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home crowd. And for her it was

important to write those wrongs.

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There is an assumption I think when

you have a home games no matter

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where you rise to the occasion and

it does not always happen for

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athletes. It is an advantage but not

always and sometimes you can feel

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overwhelmed and maybe Katarina has

sometimes underperformed or made

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mistakes. But this was the chance to

deliver and there was a maturity

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about her performance that I liked.

We saw some of that in the World

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Championships even though she

finished fifth. She just came in

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thinking stay in the moment. That

was key for her, to stay in the

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moment. Because personally I think

that she thinks too much about the

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outcome instead of staying with the

events.

Maybe she needs all of her

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events on one day!

I think it is

well known amongst athletes and

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coaches around the world that when

you have that great opportunity to

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participate in a home Championships

that it adds a tremendous amount of

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pressure and stress. And it takes

you out of your typical competition

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preparation mode where you go to a

foreign country, going to the

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situation will you do not know, it

keeps you on your guard and keeps

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all your defences up. You know you

have to plan specifically for that

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but at home you tend to let the

guard down and most athletes know

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that and much coaches know it. Here

in Great Britain since London, with

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Mo Farah, all those successes, there

was so much focus on that. Jessica

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Ennis. They all said yes I was

buoyed up by the crowd and it can be

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that way for certain athletes. I had

that in Atlanta. But for most

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athletes it is not the case. It is a

pressure packed situation and the

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expectation is high. Then you start

to question whether you can rise to

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the occasion and if you fail the

failure is bigger.

Well Chris

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O'Hare, we will hear from him later

on about the pressure he felt in

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London and it was discombobulatedly

to walk out of the hotel and for

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people to know who he was and asked

for his autograph. All those things

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that suddenly you have to deal with

that you do not in Istanbul or Doha.

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And Katarina in one month will not

be in front of a home crowd so maybe

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this was a great win for her but at

home also and now maybe she can

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relax a little bit. Take some

confidence and take a little bit of

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pressure off in a few different

ways.

Sometimes an athlete needs to

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be able to draw on the experiences

and she has had a few fantastic

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highlights here. That 198 in the

World Championships last year that

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she jumped, fantastic. But to be

able to draw on those experiences of

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composure and conduct and mental

strength, you need that and I'm glad

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she managed to deliver it here.

I

think that is a plus. Can we talk a

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bit about Echevarria put up --

Echevarria. That was a wonderful

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competition.

Fantastic competition

and we've seen this in the long

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jump, it has become one of the

premier events in athletics. This

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19-year-old, that huge jump and he

knows it. He is a very confident

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competitor, you onto the scene. Not

at all intimidated by the veterans.

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He came out ready to compete. Great

coming off the board, fantastic

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technique, and education for us last

night. Not many people can execute

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that and he did it perfectly. It was

a great competition, I think the

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long jump does not get the attention

it deserves. And the competition is

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what makes the event so great to

watch. And that is what is great

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about the sport. And I'm really

tired of people talking about

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personalities. We had Usain Bolt, we

will not get his like again but that

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is not what the sport was about.

Fantastic we had him for ten years

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but you will not get another. But

you have amazing competition between

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athletes. And I think this sport

does not highlight that enough.

It

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is not about a group of individuals

trying to jump against themselves.

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They were competing against each

other. Two centimetre increments.

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And the crowd really enjoying it.

Responding to one another, yes.

I

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will jump further than you. It is

having that strength and depth in an

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event particularly like the long

jump. It is actually getting better

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and better. I like the spread of the

countries vying for the medals. I

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would like to see that a bit more.

We will see the triple jump later

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on, not such strength and depth as

we had in the past.

Well certain

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events are getting very competitive.

And we will highlight those

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competitions and look at the medal

table. Great Britain are up there in

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joint second with Cuba and those two

medals of course Cuba getting their

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medal as well as Echevarria from the

pentathlon. And the Ivory Coast are

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topping the table, the first time

they've taken gold at the world

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indoors thanks to Murielle Ahoure in

the 60 metres and the silver of

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course. So night for them. Let's

take a look at where the medals

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might come today, which events up

for grabs. Well past morning in the

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triple jump final but dominated this

morning by the heats of the men's

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60s. The fast guys on show at 1015

and many men want to become fastest

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in the world. Then at five past 11

the heptathlon continues with the

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pole vault, which I love. Almost

touching the roof. Ten past 11 the

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1500 metres heats. Chris O'Hare and

Jake Wightman looking to progress

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from those.

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Then Oskan-Clarke hoping to progress

in the 800 metres. Let's talk a bit

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about the fast guys. You have an

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interest in Su Bingtian.

We take

data on all kinds of athletes in all

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sports and he is just rating off the

charts in his ability to produce in

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the horizontal direction which is

what you want coming off the blocks.

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He is able to keep very close to the

ground and just put forced back the

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way no one else can. He has run

under ten seconds for the 100

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metres, the Chinese record-holder.

But his issue, he's not able to

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produce the same forced into the

ground which then translates into

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speed. But that suits him well for

the 60 metres. So I expect he could

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really figure in the medal positions

and challenge for top but of course

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Christian Coleman and Ronnie Baker

from the US have been amazing this

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year. Christian Coleman breaking the

indoor 60 world record and silver

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last year.

Could be a force for the

future. Well let's have a look at Su

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Bingtian. Illustrating what you just

said that great run in Glasgow.

He

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is lower than anyone else if you

look at his chest and torso and how

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much lower he is to the ground. Not

just because of height but because

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he is able to keep that angle and

they had no much longer than most

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other athletes. That is because of

his core strength and just that

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freakish ability to do some that

many other athletes cannot do. That

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is just a natural ability. But he is

strong and powerful. And very

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confident in the start. He knows he

has a great start and if he gets out

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quickly and gets great reaction that

he will have a naturally great

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drive. The only issue for him is how

long he can hold the lead on folks

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like Christian Coleman.

We have

spoken about mental ability and he

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is not that person that will be

phased by someone like Chris

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Coleman.

More about him later but the

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heptathlete are out. Steve Cram is

the first of the 60-metre hurdles.

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Let's look at how they stand coming

into this, Kevin Mayer and Damian

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Warner will go in the next heat, but

Maicel Uibo and Kai Kazmirek against

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each other here, Kazmirek is the

better hurdler, he has a chance of

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moving up into third position even

after this first event. Linden

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Victor not taking part, he was in

11th position overnight. He decided

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not to bother today. So Uibo, Gado

of France, Kazmirek in-form, and

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Ziemek of the USA, in sixth position

overnight. The 60 hurdles is graded

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on their season's and personal

bests. Uibo gets away well, Carnegie

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close to Kazmirek? Kazmirek showing

his class, 7.95, a personal best,

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get in! Well done! He knows that he

has got the chance to win a medal at

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these World Indoor Championships,

and he needed a good start today to

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keep the pressure on Uibo, don't

think he has got a chance of keeping

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the bronze. So Kazmirek with a

personal best, 7.95. The

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multi-eventers doing well, Colin,

the same yesterday. Not so much in

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the sprints, although

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the sprints, although Ahoure was

brilliant last night.

Brilliant

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start by the German athletes, drove

hard, made very few mistakes, and

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when you are a little bit fatigued,

a little bit tired, they can creep

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in, especially when it is not really

your event. So today came a massive

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chunk of macro his season's best, is

previous season's best was 8.09, so

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a brand-new personal best, you can

understand why his reaction was so

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positive. Good job, happy for him.

Well, a personal best, 7.95, but

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Uibo has also been given a personal

best, 8.19, so advantage to

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Kazmirek, not much between them

before the race, just 14 points, but

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he goes into third place overall.

STUDIO: Let's have a little luck at

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the standings for the men's

heptathlon, Kevin Mayer, who is in

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the same training group as KJT in

France, the new king of the

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decathlon after last season in

London with Ashton Eaton retiring,

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coming here, obviously intent on

taking another global Crown. Before

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that, he was 45 points in the lead

from his nearest rival, a healthy

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rivalry with Damian Warner of

Canada.

Yes, but a fantastic

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heptathlon in prospect over this

next day or so. I just think Kevin

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is one of those athletes that,

again, has not really been getting

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the attention that he thoroughly

deserves. The set the European

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record a couple of years ago,

stunning in Belgrade at the European

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indoor championships last year,

setting five personal bests, and

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again yesterday, really dominant

from the get go, and other PB in the

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60m. He still has his best events to

come, which is pole-vault, just a

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stunning athlete, super focused, and

he is looking good.

And he is at

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there at the moment, ready for his

second day. He is looking in great

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shape, a real kind of confidence

competitor, isn't he? Not afraid to

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show that he is enjoying himself,

having a good time. Yesterday we saw

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a lot of glare from him.

Yeah, he...

This is the personal best run of the

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60m I was talking about, really

relaxed, doesn't seem to be best out

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of the blocks, but once he gets into

his stride, just really lovely to

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watch. Remember, these athletes are

always having to compromise how much

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they attributed to each event, but

that 60m was really good. This is

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probably his weakest event, the long

jump, he always struggles there for

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some reason, but got it right

yesterday, and watch the reaction

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when he gets the result.

His

sprinting looks good, good

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technique, but is long jump, maybe

he could get a little bit more.

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Where he is lacking is that he

doesn't have a lot of speed, he is

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technically very good and efficient,

and that is why runs a good 60, but

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there is no speed on the runway.

For

his height, he is not the biggest

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decathlete at there of recent times,

but that shot put was just

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phenomenal for what he can produce,

15.67.

And of course in the high

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jump yesterday as well, like you

say, reminds me a bit of Jess, not

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the tallest, but gets over some

pretty good heights and clearances.

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It is just, again, the consistency

of performance, being able to trust

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in your technique, just delivering

when it counts. Solid high jump, he

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will be disappointed, because he is

capable of jumping close to 2.1

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zero.

But in good form today, and

Warner is the man pushing him, the

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Canadian who may well have fancied

himself as being the air apparent to

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Ashton Eaton.

I think he did, and I

don't think he expected that Kevin

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Mayer would come along the way he

did, and it should create a very

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good opportunity between those two

over the next three years, but at

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this point it seems that Warner is

in a class by himself. Dunnock Kevin

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Mayer? Sorry, yes.

Has made some

changes to his training structure,

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moved back to the gentleman I knew

as the technical and head coach of

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the Canadian team and that has given

in...

I can hear everybody at home

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saying, why aren't there any British

men in this? I am going to come back

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to that which you two, have a think

about that, as to why that is. We

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can answer the question from

yesterday, decathlete or have moved

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into individual events, Michael came

up with a brilliant one. Andrew

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Cotter might be scratching his head

about that.

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Constantly scratching my head! The

second heat in the 60 hurdles, Kevin

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Mayer goes here, Damian Warner as

well, so we have the first and

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second at the moment in the overall

standings, just waiting for the big

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introductions of the athletes to the

arena. An arena which is slowly and

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steadily filling up, difficult to

get here as much as anything. Jan

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Dolezal, seventh overall, the Czech

athlete. These are the quicker

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hurdlers. Damian Warner, in-form

events yesterday, three personal

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bests, and you can ask for no more

than that. -- in four events.

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than that. -- in four events.

The

event leader, from France, Kevin

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Mayer!

01 second, Mayer in front. --

Warner second. Dominik Distelberger,

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the Austrian, down the rankings in

ninth place, a very good hurdler.

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Twice silver-medallist at these

championships, but fifth at the

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moment.

And finally, for the

Netherlands, Eelco Sintnicolaas!

A

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regular in multi eventing for many

years now, able to somehow get close

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to as personal best in the second

day, he could make a big move up

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from tenth place close to the top

five, but he has been a little bit

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away from his very finest form.

Just, again, to look at the overall

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standings and where Mayer is,

certainly the favourite for gold,

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but lots of variables in the pole

vault. The chances of getting close

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to Ashton Eaton's world record

slipped with a moderate high jump

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that Denise was talking about, he

has done 2.10. Damian Warner had an

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outstanding first day, Mayer is 35

points behind the schedule of his

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European record, 45 points

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European record, 45 points ahead of

Warner, but Mayer is very strong on

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the second day. So Mayer goes in

lane four here, a season's best of

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7.79, also a personal best. Damian

Warner is the fastest hurdler here,

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7.63 is his personal best,

outstanding time. Mayer will just

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try to keep pace with Warner. Still

fast enough, 7.67, not the cleanest

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race from Warner, but he knows how

good that is, because he has the

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pace between the barriers. Mayer run

pretty well, but he was left by

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Damian Warner.

Good strong run from

the Canadian, got out the blocks

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really well, clad at the first and

second hurdles, but did pull it

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back. If he didn't make those

crucial mistakes, I think he would

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have been very close to his personal

best.

Not far off, we are looking at

0:24:390:24:44

Mayer, a little bit frustrated with

his run, but Warner not far off

0:24:440:24:49

being a quality hurdler on his own,

he could compete in this event.

A

0:24:490:24:53

time of 7.67, you will see where

that would feature among the best

0:24:530:24:59

hurdlers in the world, very

competent as a hurdler, technically,

0:24:590:25:02

and when you grace that with his

speed, you get a decent performance

0:25:020:25:05

indoors. S look at this head on,

Andrew, look at one, seven strides,

0:25:050:25:12

smashing into the first hurdle,

which is crucial, the acceleration

0:25:120:25:16

part of the race, and you don't want

to make any mistakes, but he is good

0:25:160:25:20

enough to still pull himself

through.

He is a 10.15 man over

0:25:200:25:30

100m, fastest ever decathlete, so he

has got that pace, and that was a

0:25:300:25:34

little bit untidy.

You don't want to

make those mistakes, they can be

0:25:340:25:38

crucial, especially when we are

talking about vital points. Each

0:25:380:25:42

inch that he pulls away from Mayer

makes it more difficult for the

0:25:420:25:45

young Frenchman to hang onto his

title.

The other story in that race

0:25:450:25:50

was Oleksiy Kasyanov, fifth place

coming into this, almost had a

0:25:500:25:54

refusal at a couple of barriers,

17.75 is just a shade outside his

0:25:540:26:01

personal best(!) He will score very

little indeed, Kasyanov will not

0:26:010:26:07

feature in the overall standings.

But a great run from Damian Warner

0:26:070:26:13

again, 7.83 for Kevin Mayer, just

outside his personal best, not a bad

0:26:130:26:16

run.

0:26:160:26:17

So we are getting ready now for the

60m heats, and going in the first of

0:26:200:26:25

those is the current world record

holder, recent new world record for

0:26:250:26:32

Christian Coleman, the man who was

part of one of the big dramas in

0:26:320:26:34

London, one of the huge stories, the

dethroning of Usain Bolt by Justin

0:26:340:26:39

Gatlin, and this was the man wedged

in the middle of the controversial

0:26:390:26:43

sandwich, almost like his story was

lost a little bit in that whole

0:26:430:26:47

thing, that pantomime.

It was - and

it shouldn't have been, because he

0:26:470:26:53

is just a fantastic athlete, and he

could have a very impressive future

0:26:530:26:57

ahead of him. Silver-medallist last

year, and you watching get some

0:26:570:27:00

amazing stats, this is probably what

we will see today in the 60, but not

0:27:000:27:06

able to hold it, this is what he

will have been working on in the off

0:27:060:27:10

season, the whole field coming back

on him between 70 and 100m. But he

0:27:100:27:17

still held on to the 100m silver

medal last year in London. A great

0:27:170:27:21

athlete, short in stature, only five

so you don't see a lot of 100m

0:27:210:27:29

runners that

0:27:290:27:38

runners that are 5'8", that is

tough, he loses the force and the

0:27:380:27:40

power at the end of the race because

he's just not that big. But he has

0:27:400:27:45

got a great start, as we saw there,

and I think most people are coming

0:27:450:27:50

into this indoor season, the 60m

world record will be in his sights,

0:27:500:27:56

if we can see the 60 from the 100 in

London at the World Championships.

0:27:560:28:02

Could he go lower here?

The code,

his world record is at altitude, but

0:28:020:28:09

he ran under the world record early

in the season but it didn't count,

0:28:090:28:15

because it was not at a major meet.

That did not count, but that was at

0:28:150:28:21

sea level. I think he can go faster,

that wasn't his best race.

But his

0:28:210:28:28

height may preclude him lowering

Usain Bolt's record, well, not just

0:28:280:28:32

the height, the fact it is such an

amazing record.

Look, that world

0:28:320:28:36

record of Usain Bolt, you never say

that records will not be broken in

0:28:360:28:40

your lifetime, but that may not be

broken in our lifetime! Look, 9.58,

0:28:400:28:47

that is 0.2 almost better than

anybody else has run in history, you

0:28:470:28:51

don't just come out because you are

now the next person out to run a

0:28:510:28:56

world record, it doesn't work like

that. So we should not be talking

0:28:560:29:02

about world records any time soon

with Christian Coleman.

But he is

0:29:020:29:07

dominant in this field, and his

journey begins right now with Steve

0:29:070:29:10

Cram for the first of the men's 60m

heats.

0:29:100:29:14

Kemar Hyman in

0:29:140:29:19

Kemar Hyman in lane two, then

Stromsik, then Kim Collins, still

0:29:210:29:23

going well at the age of 41, the

only athlete who was here at the

0:29:230:29:28

last Birmingham World Indoor

Championships.

0:29:280:29:38

Championships. El Aida, the youngest

competitor. Christian Coleman, he

0:29:380:29:43

was seen running at his primary

schools, the Our Lady Of Lizzie

0:29:430:29:49

school, I do not think he will show

much Mersey to the other athletes

0:29:490:29:53

here! Harris from Nauru on the

outside. So the first chance for

0:29:530:30:04

this Birmingham crowd to get to see

Christian Coleman, so much hype

0:30:040:30:08

around his achievements so far this

winter and indeed last year.

0:30:080:30:15

Interesting pimping of small

stature, at one stage he wanted a

0:30:180:30:22

football career but did not get any

offers from the major schools just

0:30:220:30:26

because he is too small, that is

what he was told. And that is to the

0:30:260:30:31

benefit of athletics.

0:30:310:30:39

benefit of athletics. We think this

track is pretty quick in Birmingham.

0:30:390:30:44

The three fastest losers also going

into the semifinals tonight.

0:30:440:30:52

into the semifinals tonight. That

was Kemar Hyman. He has made some

0:30:550:30:57

false starts in the past. So what we

were discussing before we came on

0:30:570:31:03

air about the 60 metres, exactly

this. So many disqualifications. A

0:31:030:31:12

lot of inexperienced people. We have

116-year-old.

But Kemar Hyman is

0:31:120:31:16

experienced enough. I wondered how

long, they have been buried in the

0:31:160:31:25

set position to the gun. So they get

a little bit twitchy especially

0:31:250:31:31

early on in the morning but they are

experienced and they should know you

0:31:310:31:34

need to hold that position. When

they say set you have got to stay

0:31:340:31:37

there. And please do not mention how

fast the track can be!

The other

0:31:370:31:46

reaction time is irrelevant because

once someone jumps out of the

0:31:460:31:52

blocks, once you have gone, you have

gone.

0:31:520:32:02

gone. Christian Coleman then. Just

trying to stay nice and calm and

0:32:020:32:10

relaxed.

0:32:100:32:15

A good crowd in this morning.

0:32:250:32:31

He stumbled a little bit, Christian

Coleman got out well and then just a

0:32:370:32:47

little bit, I bet that his heart was

in his mouth. He explodes out of the

0:32:470:32:54

blocks but then just stumbles,

recovered himself. I wonder if he

0:32:540:33:00

could have fallen and still got up

to qualify! Just a little scared for

0:33:000:33:03

him.

It might have been the blocks

that slipped or just him and

0:33:030:33:12

stumbled. It is just him. Missed his

step. But he is so good. He can

0:33:120:33:23

easily recover even when he stumbled

he was still moving away from the

0:33:230:33:28

field, that is how talented he is.

Really cruising. He loses his

0:33:280:33:35

footing just there but even though

he is still coming out of the

0:33:350:33:40

driving says he is moving away, that

is how talented he is. Literally

0:33:400:33:45

just walking down there, looks so

relaxed. Very easy. Imagine that for

0:33:450:33:51

16-year-old this item, must be so

frustrated. To see that in front of

0:33:510:33:57

you, a man just cruising away.

Well

you cannot hang a gold medal round

0:33:570:34:03

anyone's neck and there is enough

good competition that if he gets

0:34:030:34:07

anything slightly wrong, you are

talking hundreds of the second

0:34:070:34:12

between him and maybe

0:34:120:34:17

between him and maybe Ronnie Baker,

Su Bingtian, that will keep him on

0:34:180:34:19

his toes.

So of course the top three

go through. A comfortable race for

0:34:190:34:26

you?

Pretty decent. I just want to

make the next round. The start was

0:34:260:34:32

pretty decent. Trip to little bit,

made it through.

It was a quick

0:34:320:34:40

start and then that stumble but

before that a false start. Was it

0:34:400:34:45

difficult to compose yourself.

I

have been in races where we have a

0:34:450:34:50

false start and you just need to

stay composed and refocus.

I'm

0:34:500:34:57

excited for later. You have come

into this having just claimed the

0:34:570:35:00

world record this year. There is a

target really on your back.

I think

0:35:000:35:04

so. But I do not focus on that. I

just do what I've got to do and try

0:35:040:35:13

to win.

Thank you for speaking to

us.

0:35:130:35:18

He will cheer up! A new national

record for Jonah Harris, the

0:35:180:35:28

youngster running seven 03.

What about that stumble? Well the

0:35:280:35:39

time to do that is in the

preliminary and he does have the

0:35:390:35:43

ability to recover from that. Coming

out of the blocks with that quick

0:35:430:35:46

speed and power, you have to

overcome gravity, at diagonal, you

0:35:460:35:52

need to over exaggerate the motion

of the arms. This is just a

0:35:520:35:56

coordination thing. It is early in

the morning and if you're not right

0:35:560:36:00

on it that can happen and often at a

crucial moment. But not a big deal

0:36:000:36:06

for him in this rhyme. But there are

some guys if that sort of thing

0:36:060:36:11

happened to them in the final, they

would be right there. I'm sure that

0:36:110:36:14

will wake him up and he looked

fantastic. Just so much better than

0:36:140:36:19

everyone else.

Every time I hear him

being interviewed he's just so

0:36:190:36:25

compose.

Well it is the second heat,

let's get out there.

Su Bingtian you

0:36:250:36:36

would feel on a collision course

with Christian Coleman. Rodriguez as

0:36:360:36:40

well. And running for Germany for a

couple of years now Peter Emelieze.

0:36:400:36:59

Roche you may remember in the

Commonwealth Games, he saw Jamaica

0:36:590:37:06

through and Usain Bolt and company

took that goal. So unbeaten this

0:37:060:37:12

year, Su Bingtian.

0:37:120:37:19

year, Su Bingtian. And Christian

Coleman.

0:37:190:37:25

Coleman. Su Bingtian near enough the

ideal indoor sprint at 60 metres. He

0:37:250:37:34

gets out so quickly. Still good over

100 but the 60 is his forte. Three

0:37:340:37:42

to go through automatically.

A clean

start and look at Su Bingtian go.

0:37:420:37:52

Jogging over the line. Another thing

about him, he is so consistent, he

0:37:520:37:58

does not make many mistakes. He will

hammer out those times in the 60

0:37:580:38:03

metres. Fairly

0:38:030:38:09

metres. Fairly comfortable there,

658. An easy enough qualification

0:38:100:38:12

for Su Bingtian.

This is what we

normally see from him in the

0:38:120:38:18

qualifications, he does not put his

foot down hard until it really

0:38:180:38:22

matters. Qualified well, defeating

the field comfortably. But there is

0:38:220:38:28

a lot left in the tank for this man.

Those are the three to go through. A

0:38:280:38:41

technique to study, Su Bingtian.

He

does everything perfectly out of the

0:38:410:38:47

blocks, not wasting any energy. He

gets out of the blocks well, goes

0:38:470:38:53

through the phases, then into that

upright running and cruising all the

0:38:530:38:56

way through. He will step up another

gear as we go through the day.

Now

0:38:560:39:02

the semifinals tonight just after

seven o'clock and Su Bingtian

0:39:020:39:05

rounded up to 6.5 nine.

0:39:050:39:13

rounded up to 6.5 nine. Those are

the three to go through. Ryan Fraser

0:39:130:39:19

and Su Bingtian. Roche as well. So

the men's heptathlon standings after

0:39:190:39:26

the hurdles. David Warner just

closing in on Kevin Maher. To within

0:39:260:39:31

four points. Kevin Maher with a

strong event to come. Especially in

0:39:310:39:36

the pole-vault. He is still

favourite for the gold ahead of

0:39:360:39:39

Damian Warner and Kazmirek. Anything

wrong with that execution from Su

0:39:390:39:48

Bingtian?

Nothing wrong with that at

all. His unique ability is that he

0:39:480:39:53

has incredible power and he has the

ability to create those angles. He

0:39:530:39:59

is quite stocky and when you have

that kind of wit and girth a lot of

0:39:590:40:05

times you get a lot of side to side

lateral motion. You do not see that

0:40:050:40:09

with him, he's very efficient and

symmetrical. So he just came out of

0:40:090:40:15

that start position at a drive and

that is his advantage. We talked

0:40:150:40:20

about that yesterday. But you know,

just a fantastic athlete with that

0:40:200:40:29

power and combination of efficiency.

He is very efficient, not a lot of

0:40:290:40:36

wasted motion. Comes out right in

front and that gives him much more

0:40:360:40:41

distance out of each of those steps

coming out of the blocks. Most

0:40:410:40:45

athletes cannot do that. Just

perfect execution. He is very

0:40:450:40:50

consistent. Both feet coming pretty

much underneath his hips. He does

0:40:500:40:56

not get a lot of bad side to side as

you see with Christian Coleman. So

0:40:560:41:04

he is quick and also more powerful.

Just to ASCII briefly, he is working

0:41:040:41:10

with your performance unit in China,

will there be a wave of Chinese

0:41:100:41:14

sprinters coming because they have

not been dominant in the spring.

0:41:140:41:17

They have not been dominant but they

are using the same kind of model now

0:41:170:41:23

is the US, they have invested in the

sport, they have some fantastic long

0:41:230:41:28

jumpers as we saw last year in

London. They brought in a lot of

0:41:280:41:33

coaches from around the world and I

think we will continue to see them

0:41:330:41:35

climb up the medals table. And

across various different events.

0:41:350:41:42

Steve Cram, the third heat.

0:41:420:41:53

Hassan Taftian of Iran. Competing

well on the circuit this year.

0:41:530:42:03

well on the circuit this year. Often

Hamilton of Sweden, the Swedish

0:42:080:42:09

indoor champion.

0:42:090:42:16

indoor champion. And some quick

times from the athlete from Zambia.

0:42:160:42:25

From the Czech Republic, Jan Volko.

So interest here with the Iranian

0:42:270:42:38

record-holder in lane three. We will

see how quickly he can go here,

0:42:380:42:47

Hassan Taftian.

0:42:470:42:53

A little twitch and stumble from

Hamilton and he has gone.

0:43:070:43:22

Hamilton and he has gone. Jan Volko

takes it but it was a messy race.

0:43:220:43:25

Where was Hassan Taftian? Callender

did not set off. Mechanism. I do not

0:43:250:43:33

know if that affected Hassan

Taftian. It may have affected

0:43:330:43:36

Hamilton because he almost fell over

coming out of the blocks.

A little

0:43:360:43:42

bit of twitching going on. I just

think Hamilton again struggled out

0:43:420:43:50

of the blocks. He pushed hard,

really went for it and when you lose

0:43:500:43:53

your footing in the middle of the

field you are out of it. It is 60

0:43:530:43:59

metres and everything needs to be

virtually perfect. That is where he

0:43:590:44:03

fell down. But the winner, Jan

Volko, a great run. Only 21,

0:44:030:44:09

remember. You see that twitch left

of the screen, that could have

0:44:090:44:14

caused some problems for some people

but the winner comes out from the

0:44:140:44:19

far right of the screen. That makes

it illegal bit difficult.

-- a

0:44:190:44:27

little bit difficult. Coming up in

the next heat, our first look at a

0:44:270:44:35

British athlete, Andrew Robinson. We

saw him last year in Belgrade and he

0:44:350:44:42

was disqualified in the finals of

the European indoor Championships.

0:44:420:44:46

But very much up for these

championships.

It has always been a

0:44:460:44:51

speciality for me, the 60 metres. I

also like the 100 and 200. But with

0:44:510:44:57

the Commonwealth Games coming up,

plans changed and for me it was a

0:44:570:45:03

chance to step up in the 60 metres.

I always wanted to compete in a home

0:45:030:45:09

nation World Championship. I did the

Commonwealth Games in 2014. I got

0:45:090:45:15

quite a good ovation and that was

inspirational. Watching the World

0:45:150:45:22

Championships last year was

motivational, I was not there but as

0:45:220:45:26

an athlete you feel you should be

there. You know you can perform at

0:45:260:45:31

that level. So world indoors in

Birmingham, home nations, I thought

0:45:310:45:35

I would work towards that. I was

over the moon to be selected. And

0:45:350:45:41

that motivated me to go even better.

What is realistic for you what would

0:45:410:45:49

you be satisfied with?

The final and

then push on from there. In the

0:45:490:45:55

championship anything can happen. If

IPV and do not make the final it is

0:45:550:46:00

what it is. If I make the final and

perform, see what happens from

0:46:000:46:03

there. It can change quickly. As

long as I come back thinking I've

0:46:030:46:08

done the best I can, that is all

that matters.

0:46:080:46:15

We have talked a lot about Attlee to

do not always translate to indoors,

0:46:150:46:19

but because of his build, he is

suited to indoors, and people may

0:46:190:46:23

not know that. He juggles his

athletics with teaching autistic

0:46:230:46:27

children, so not a full-time

athlete, is the final a big ask?

0:46:270:46:33

Look, you have got to go for it, I

like his attitude, I am sure in that

0:46:330:46:38

interview, you know, it is about,

ideally I get to the final, but

0:46:380:46:42

right now he is focused on finishing

as high as he possibly can in this

0:46:420:46:46

round to advance to the next.

Yes,

navigate this eat first, Andrew

0:46:460:46:53

Cotter?

Yes, he is of the previous first.

0:46:530:46:57

Yes, as an Tian

0:46:570:47:02

Yes, as an Tian -- Hassan Taftian is

through, those are your qualifiers.

0:47:020:47:11

So there is genuine is

0:47:110:47:22

So there is genuine is -- Xie, part

of a very impressive squad.

0:47:220:47:26

Francesco Molinari, familiar name!

From San Marino. Former Jamaican,

0:47:260:47:32

Winston Barnes, as one, representing

Turkey for 18 months or so now.

0:47:320:47:38

Lester Ryan from Montserrat fills

lane five, and there will be a

0:47:380:47:42

decent bit of noise for Andrew

Robertson. Such disappointment, as

0:47:420:47:49

we talked about, in Belgrade at the

European indoors, a great starter,

0:47:490:47:53

can you possibly make the final?

0:47:530:48:04

Michael Pohl, second at the German

championships, we just missed out

0:48:050:48:12

Christophe Boulos of Lebanon in lane

one. I think he is running in

0:48:120:48:19

tracksuit trousers! No, leggings,

fine, all good! Robertson goes in

0:48:190:48:30

six. Paul Ma'unikeni in seven,

Michael Pohl of Germany in lane

0:48:300:48:38

eight, three go through

automatically.

0:48:380:48:42

Oh, Andrew Robertson, well, just

looking at Francesco Molinari as

0:48:500:48:57

well. But those two

0:48:570:49:03

well. But those two left out.

Remember, Andrew, they can

0:49:060:49:09

disqualify more than one person. We

will look closely.

Looking at the

0:49:090:49:14

reaction times, Andrew Robertson is

given 0.2

0:49:140:49:26

given 0.2, there are the reaction

times.

He was quite considerably

0:49:260:49:35

ahead, unfortunately.

This might be

the end for Andrew Robertson.

0:49:350:49:44

the end for Andrew Robertson. Well,

it was a false art in the final of

0:49:440:49:47

the European indoors, and it might

be at the very first stage the end

0:49:470:49:52

of his World Indoors.

They all just

gathering by the machine, just to

0:49:520:49:58

the right of the athletes, they are

looking very closely at the

0:49:580:50:03

printout. They will make a decision

soon enough, but nobody is heading

0:50:030:50:07

over yet. We will find out shortly.

Well, a yellow card.

Thank goodness

0:50:070:50:18

for that! A lot of people will be

breathing.

Well... We need to have

0:50:180:50:25

another look at that replay, because

on the reaction times, you would say

0:50:250:50:29

Andrew Robertson would have been

disqualified. Just a warning.

I was

0:50:290:50:37

wondering whether he was not steady,

if you look right in the middle.

0:50:370:50:41

Barnes in lane four.

Look how he

moves, his shoulders, he moves off

0:50:410:50:49

and then sits back. Of course, that

seems to have said off all the other

0:50:490:50:54

runners, so I think the starters

have used their discretion well this

0:50:540:51:00

time.

Andrew Robertson gets to go

again, but is that a huge slice of

0:51:000:51:04

fortune? Barnes certainly twitched,

but you have seen athletes

0:51:040:51:13

disqualified, irrespective of

whether somebody gives a twitch, but

0:51:130:51:16

Robertson gets to go again.

0:51:160:51:22

Clearly outweigh this time,

Robertson into it very swiftly, and

0:51:310:51:38

he has to none, Michael Pohl

challenging for the third automatic

0:51:380:51:41

qualifying place, and he was under

real pressure. Barnes, an impressive

0:51:410:51:45

run for the Turkish athlete. A

nervous wait now for Andrew

0:51:450:51:52

Robertson,

0:51:520:51:57

Robertson, three going through, I am

not sure he will go through as a

0:51:570:52:00

fastest loser, Michael Pohl has got

third, so Robertson misses out.

That

0:52:000:52:07

third best time, Andrew, is 6.73, so

Robertson ran 6.7 four, behind, so

0:52:070:52:15

we will keep a close eye on fastest

losers.

Goes into the fastest losers

0:52:150:52:23

the moment, Pohl just getting it on

the dip from Robertson. He is one of

0:52:230:52:29

the three fastest losers, but three

heats still to come. Not his finest

0:52:290:52:33

start, left a little bit by Barnes,

but in a decent position here.

0:52:330:52:39

Barnes got out very well for Turkey,

rewarded with a very swift time of

0:52:390:52:46

6.58, but Andrew, you can imagine he

might be frustrated, perhaps nerves

0:52:460:52:50

got the better of him, knows that he

has an opportunity to get through by

0:52:500:52:55

right, not as fastest loser, and he

is more than capable of running

0:52:550:53:00

around 6.65, which would have seen

him through very comfortably indeed.

0:53:000:53:04

Hopefully, he will be able to have a

couple of words with us. He just

0:53:040:53:08

gets pipped at the end. So he has to

wait.

0:53:080:53:17

Andrew, a dramatic start to your

championship.

Yeah, a little bit,

0:53:170:53:22

disappointed, to be fair. I had a

really shaky indoor season, I don't

0:53:220:53:27

know what has been going on this

year, really, really disappointed,

0:53:270:53:30

to be honest.

As you stood waiting

for what was a yellow card for your

0:53:300:53:35

fellow athlete, were the euro is

coming back to you, what were you

0:53:350:53:40

thinking?

Not really, I tried my

best to shut it out, I could hear

0:53:400:53:46

movement in the blocks, we were held

for a long time, so I knew something

0:53:460:53:50

wasn't right, to be fair. It didn't

faze me, to be fair, I am very

0:53:500:53:55

experienced in this, just

concentrate on myself.

You are

0:53:550:53:58

through as a fastest loser at the

moment. Obviously, a long wait now.

0:53:580:54:05

You had a good run there, almost

threw in third, did you know the

0:54:050:54:09

German was sneaking up on the right?

I could see him coming up, but I

0:54:090:54:14

lost focus at the end, no excuse, I

used to run 6.5s last year, I don't

0:54:140:54:20

and astound why I have gone

backwards. It is something I have to

0:54:200:54:24

dress with my coach and my team.

The

long wait begins, I hope it comes

0:54:240:54:31

cure way.

Vellios, as he admitted,

just not good enough. -- fairly

0:54:310:54:39

honest. As we speak, he is in the

fastest loser positions.

0:54:390:54:50

So CJ Ujah will be hoping for a less

dramatic he'd here. I have a feeling

0:54:500:54:58

that Andy Robertson, looking at the

three remaining heats, including

0:54:580:55:01

this one, and I think there is not

too many capable of running that

0:55:010:55:06

quick, they will not finish in the

top three. Anyway, we shall see.

0:55:060:55:15

Safo-Antwi of Ghana, formerly of

Great Britain

0:55:150:55:24

Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

Maibuca, Riffayn, Rodriguez. And

0:55:280:55:33

then CJ Ujah, who will get a huge

cheer from the crowd, I am sure.

0:55:330:55:40

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Well, he knows that if you can find

0:55:400:55:46

his best form here, gets to the

final first of all, you never know,

0:55:460:55:51

anything can happen, there are

quicker men, we have seen a couple

0:55:510:55:55

of them already, but he is a good

competitor at his best, CJ, fairly

0:55:550:56:00

comfortable he'd here, we saw Joseph

from St Lucia, another 19-year-old.

0:56:000:56:06

Arthur Cisse from Ivory Coast. Cisse

has run 6.57 in Paris, a good win

0:56:060:56:17

from him at one of the meets this

year. A quick glance of the fastest

0:56:170:56:22

losers, Robertson will be keeping an

eye on these last three heats. So

0:56:220:56:32

Safo-Antwi in lane one, Cisse in

lane eight, CJ Ujah in the middle,

0:56:320:56:35

in lane five. Rodriguez next to him.

0:56:350:56:47

Safo-Antwi got a great start over in

lane one, CJ did pretty well, it

0:56:550:57:00

will be CJ, 6.59, nice run, quickest

starter was Safo-Antwi, Cisse is the

0:57:000:57:09

other qualifier along with CJ, they

know each other pretty well, so we

0:57:090:57:14

have got one safely through, Andy

Robertson will be looking at the

0:57:140:57:18

result, but given that the three of

them were reasonably well clear,

0:57:180:57:23

Rodriguez not far behind, we will

wait for the result with Colin.

Job

0:57:230:57:28

well done, perfect words, CJ did

nothing wrong whatsoever, steady in

0:57:280:57:33

the blocks, a bit of movement going

on around him, but he kept his

0:57:330:57:37

focus, which was the most important

thing. Stamped out of the blocks

0:57:370:57:40

well, worked hard for the first

30-40 metres, allowing him to be

0:57:400:57:46

able to switch off, he took control

of the race really well, which is

0:57:460:57:50

what he wants to see. Now he has

established himself, Steven, as one

0:57:500:57:55

of the best sprinters in the world,

people are really showing him

0:57:550:57:59

respect. What he did in the Diamond

League last year really elevated

0:57:590:58:04

him, so, CJ, you are here for sure.

That is a good point, the fact that

0:58:040:58:10

he is getting a lot more competition

against the top guys, just missed

0:58:100:58:13

out in the Olympics and again last

year, but that experience on the

0:58:130:58:17

circuit is standing him in great

stead. Anyway, through nicely, let's

0:58:170:58:22

see what he thinks about that.

CJ,

through in first, a statement of

0:58:220:58:27

intent for what is going to come?

Not really! You have got to go

0:58:270:58:30

through the rounds, I just wanted to

come out and run a bit faster than

0:58:300:58:36

in trials, I know I have got to get

the legs moving quickly, now I am

0:58:360:58:39

going to recover and get ready for

the next round.

Busy couple of

0:58:390:58:44

weeks, British champ income Glasgow

last weekend, how fresh are you

0:58:440:58:48

feeling?

All part of the training,

it has come to the moment, now is

0:58:480:58:52

the time to be ready.

What is the

process now? Are you already

0:58:520:58:57

focusing on the next round, or will

you come down for a minute?

The

0:58:570:59:01

processes to go back and relax and

we go from there, comeback this

0:59:010:59:06

evening, tackle the next round.

Thanks for talking to us.

No

0:59:060:59:12

worries.

Good that he won his heat,

looked cool, calm and comfortable,

0:59:120:59:17

and we will be seeing him just after

seven o'clock in the semifinal. One

0:59:170:59:21

thing to note, Rodriguez is now the

quickest of the fastest losers, so

0:59:210:59:26

Andy Robertson is now second on that

list, only three fastest losers will

0:59:260:59:31

join the first three in each heat.

Yes, it is going to be very close

0:59:310:59:38

for Andrew Robertson, as we look at

the line-up for the next heat, the

0:59:380:59:41

sixth of seven, names to look out

for here, Ben Youssef Meite of the

0:59:410:59:53

Ivory Coast goes in lane seven.

Three to go through automatically,

0:59:531:00:03

and the fastest losers, three

overall, Robertson is still second

1:00:031:00:06

of the fastest losers at the moment.

Four here could certainly better his

1:00:061:00:12

time.

1:00:121:00:16

In lane one we have Hameed of

Pakistan. Marai.

1:00:161:00:31

Evra Tim Clark going well this

season. -- Everton clerk.

1:00:341:00:46

season. -- Everton clerk. From the

Seychelles, the youngest man in the

1:00:501:00:52

line-up, Sicobo. And the Polish

champion there.

1:00:521:01:04

champion there. Meite made the final

in the Rio Olympics in the 100

1:01:041:01:09

mitres. -- 100 metres.

1:01:091:01:18

Three go through automatically. The

penultimate round in the men's 60

1:01:471:01:55

metres heats. Clearly the way, good

start from Tosin Ogunode. Meite

1:01:551:02:06

coming through, it was close. That

is going to be tight for Robertson.

1:02:061:02:16

Not quite for a breast but very

close. Meite coming through

1:02:161:02:19

eventually. Difficult in the 60 when

you hit that ramp and clatter into

1:02:191:02:26

the padding, sometimes that is where

the injuries can occur. Hopefully

1:02:261:02:30

not too serious. Just a bit of a

knock. But he got into his running

1:02:301:02:37

eventually, Meite.

They think at the

end his foot got wedged down by the

1:02:371:02:43

photographers are. But we expected

Clarke to do much better, he

1:02:431:02:51

stumbled and missed his stride. Not

going to the accelerating phase as

1:02:511:02:56

well as he might do so it was

comfortable for Meite.

1:02:561:03:07

comfortable for Meite. Tosin Ogunode

sinking a little bit, not able to

1:03:071:03:09

get into that vital phase.

1:03:091:03:16

get into that vital phase. So

expected to be one of the people to

1:03:161:03:18

look out for in the semifinals but

he has made it through.

He will have

1:03:181:03:22

to improve things to challenge

Christian Coleman of course but

1:03:221:03:28

safely through and that time six

.724 Tosin Ogunode. So Robertson in

1:03:281:03:37

the last of the fastest losers

places with one heat to go. Andrew

1:03:371:03:43

Robertson waiting nervously to find

out if he has made it through later

1:03:431:03:46

today. And in this event Great

Britain has a very impressive list

1:03:461:03:54

of winners.

1:03:541:03:59

of winners.

Gardner away! A very

good victory. Dwain Chambers,

1:04:021:04:08

they're down in the blocks, he has

got the advantage, all the way to

1:04:081:04:12

the line! It is gold for Dwain

Chambers of Great Britain!

1:04:121:04:18

Chambers alongside.

Three gold medals in the 60 metres

1:04:181:04:28

for Great Britain over the years.

Not sure at this year if we will be

1:04:281:04:31

able to say that by this evening

because we have some very fast men

1:04:311:04:36

and very good athletes out there but

CJ Ujah has put himself in with a

1:04:361:04:40

chance. What would now be like for

Andrew Robertson, almost willing the

1:04:401:04:45

next race is not to go well for some

people.

It is agonising but it is

1:04:451:04:50

out of his hands, he cannot do

anything, it cannot respond so it is

1:04:501:04:53

just the waiting game but mentally

be prepared for both scenarios. If

1:04:531:04:59

he is back on then give it his all

because he did not execute that race

1:04:591:05:03

as well as he should have.

It was

quite a messy start.

You never had

1:05:031:05:10

to wait! I was always waiting! But

going back to CJ Ujah, those three

1:05:101:05:18

gold medals from yesteryear, the

Brits were always the underdogs and

1:05:181:05:25

managed to keep composed and come

through and surprise people.

CJ Ujah

1:05:251:05:29

has a chance. You heard it here!

Let's head outside for the final

1:05:291:05:33

heat.

A couple of points today,

quickly. Andrey Robertson, his case

1:05:331:05:44

helped by the two nonstarters in the

race. He will definitely I think be

1:05:441:05:48

OK. He was looking a bit perilous

and then Ronnie Baker. Let's just

1:05:481:05:58

have a look at the starting this.

Mohammed from Saudi Arabia.

1:05:581:06:12

Mohammed from Saudi Arabia. Cray of

the Philippines.

1:06:121:06:17

the Philippines. World number one

last year, Ronnie Baker. In any

1:06:171:06:23

other year he would be the gold

medal favourite but he has his

1:06:231:06:27

team-mate Christian Coleman to think

about. There is the confirmation of

1:06:271:06:32

Robertson, his place. Puddy much OK.

-- pretty much. Mohammed has run

1:06:321:06:43

6.60 this year.

1:06:431:06:49

6.60 this year. But this should be

Ronnie Baker all the way. Mohammed

1:06:491:06:53

gets a decent start alongside him.

Baker just cantering through. I

1:06:531:07:02

think third spot was De Grace of

Mauritius. Mohammed ran very well

1:07:021:07:08

against Baker. Got out well. Baker

may be thought he would just have to

1:07:081:07:13

use his way through and after about

30, 40 metres, had to start running.

1:07:131:07:18

Mohammed running well. Exactly my

same thoughts. He must've looked at

1:07:181:07:25

it and thought, a little bit of a

cruise. Then realised Hang on, I've

1:07:251:07:31

got company, I need to step up a bit

more. So he pushes on and then

1:07:311:07:38

switches down again. So really

showed his class. 6.50 seven. Still

1:07:381:07:43

I would think a very comfortable

qualifying for this man. I think we

1:07:431:07:47

will see so much more in the

semifinals. Everyone will be

1:07:471:07:51

stepping up another gear for the

even Mohammed glancing at the clock,

1:07:511:07:56

seeing how well he is doing. A good

performance by him. Let's take a

1:07:561:08:01

look, he comes very upright quickly

through the blocks. Not the same

1:08:011:08:08

drive bays as Su Bingtian. Now

thinking, I have got company, I need

1:08:081:08:13

to step up a bit. Then he loses

sight of his peripheral and switches

1:08:131:08:17

down. 6.50 seven.

Comfortable. I

think CJ can be happy with his

1:08:171:08:26

position in the first round in terms

of who look good. Baker looked good

1:08:261:08:31

of course, Christian Coleman, Su

Bingtian. Let's take a look at all

1:08:311:08:36

the qualifiers and confirm Andy

Robertson has made it through. Baker

1:08:361:08:42

ending up with the quickest time. No

great surprises. Then all went down

1:08:421:08:50

to fastest losers. All through to

the semifinals at ten past seven

1:08:501:08:56

tonight.

Safely done, almost. Andrew

1:08:561:09:04

Robertson is through. Obviously some

nervous moments for him but he is in

1:09:041:09:07

the mix for the semifinals later

today and then who knows what could

1:09:071:09:11

happen. As we've seen even the world

record holder can have a little

1:09:111:09:14

stumble in the early stages. Let's

take a look at Robertson, at his

1:09:141:09:21

race again. Of course it came after

that falls start.

It did come after

1:09:211:09:26

the false start. Caused by the

athlete in the name number four. He

1:09:261:09:32

was actually allowed back into the

race, able to pull it back and get

1:09:321:09:35

back in. So Andrew gets out pretty

well but then once he transitions

1:09:351:09:41

into ultimate speed and just maximum

velocity, that is where it starts to

1:09:411:09:48

fall apart. He said he was not happy

with the way he executed the race

1:09:481:09:52

and that is because he lost form.

Look at him, nice and compact,

1:09:521:09:58

everything pretty symmetrical and

then the arms coming way out of the

1:09:581:10:02

side of his body. You can do that

and get away with it, it will give

1:10:021:10:06

you some power in the drive phase.

But into your full speed running you

1:10:061:10:11

need to pull in your arms and be

much more efficient and symmetrical.

1:10:111:10:15

As we talked about earlier with

soothing Can.

And the contrast in

1:10:151:10:23

styles, just at the end he seemed to

be rotating a little bit.

Really got

1:10:231:10:29

tight in the legs. Exactly right. If

your arms start to come out of the

1:10:291:10:35

side, you're not getting that

compact power that is producing

1:10:351:10:39

force into the ground. You're

reaching a little bit. The wider

1:10:391:10:45

your arms, beside your body the

longer the strike. And that will

1:10:451:10:48

increase the next right as well.

Things that he could tweak this

1:10:481:10:52

evening. He quit because he is aware

of that, he talked about it in the

1:10:521:10:58

interview and that is what bodes

well for him. It is still going to

1:10:581:11:02

be tough because it comes down to

him running his 6.5 in the end. He

1:11:021:11:10

needs to run that. In order to have

a chance to get into the final.

1:11:101:11:15

Amazing when you analyse the 100

metres I always find it incredible

1:11:151:11:18

how many things to break down but

even with the 60 metres with things

1:11:181:11:22

falling apart at the end. So much

has the capacity to go wrong in

1:11:221:11:26

those short moment. CJ, not a lot

going wrong for him, a very good

1:11:261:11:33

start and a good run, fluid.

He was

fluid and efficient coming out of

1:11:331:11:38

the blocks. Unlike some of the other

athletes quick out of the blocks, he

1:11:381:11:42

seems to get faster during the race.

That could be a problem for him, if

1:11:421:11:47

they are all ahead of him, he is

right there with the field coming

1:11:471:11:51

out of the blocks. Now starts to

pull away at 30 metres, from the

1:11:511:11:55

rest of the field. So that means if

you compare and contrast that to the

1:11:551:12:01

other athletes, Ronnie Baker, Su

Bingtian, Christian Coleman, he will

1:12:011:12:10

have to go and get them because they

are already out there. I do not see

1:12:101:12:14

how he can get a faster start

because already he is very efficient

1:12:141:12:19

out of the blocks and doing pretty

much anything that he can in the

1:12:191:12:23

start. This is the first round,

maybe he is a bit rusty and can get

1:12:231:12:28

quicker. But there's nothing wrong,

I cannot tell you anything that is

1:12:281:12:31

wrong with this, it looks very good,

very powerful. Nice and relaxed.

1:12:311:12:36

Doing everything he needs to do.

1:12:361:12:42

But it just has to be quicker. What

we cannot tell is how much effort he

1:12:481:12:52

is putting in. He has done the work

of the first ten metres but does he

1:12:521:12:55

know he has got another gear?

Then

if he does we will see that in the

1:12:551:12:58

semis. I do not think he would come

out in the first round of the World

1:12:581:13:01

Championships and hold back but the

speed could come from the fact that

1:13:011:13:04

you have got another round in today

and you get quicker throughout the

1:13:041:13:06

day. We saw that yesterday with the

women. That is what could work in

1:13:061:13:09

his favour. Betty will do the same

thing but get more speed because the

1:13:091:13:13

body is now used to it and ready to

fire on all cylinders.

And as we saw

1:13:131:13:18

last night with the women you can

get quicker as the day goes on.

1:13:181:13:21

Let's head over to the commentary

box. Colin Jackson had his eyes all

1:13:211:13:27

over those seven heats.

Overall

thoughts? I stink -- I still think

1:13:271:13:33

Christian Coleman is looking strong.

That mistake he made was crucial but

1:13:331:13:36

he was still comfortable to use away

from the field. So we know he has

1:13:361:13:40

that magical 6.30 in his legs but

competition is not going to be easy.

1:13:401:13:47

You only need to make a tiny mistake

in the 60 metres and that will put

1:13:471:13:52

you under pressure and set you back

early in them race. It is a quality

1:13:521:13:57

field and when the semifinals start

this evening we will see who can

1:13:571:14:01

step up to the mark.

Let's take

another look at Christian Coleman,

1:14:011:14:06

the world record holder and that

little stumble at the beginning of

1:14:061:14:09

the race.

It is just a matter of you

need to exaggerate the arms coming

1:14:091:14:15

out at that angle. He just missed

placed the foot, it is coordination.

1:14:151:14:21

And it is early in the morning,

first round, he is able to overcome

1:14:211:14:25

it, not a big deal for him. When you

heard him in the interview he is

1:14:251:14:31

always that way, very focused. Just

watched the left foot, started

1:14:311:14:36

actually with the right leg, just

went a bit outside of his body, just

1:14:361:14:42

a misplacement that caused counter

reaction on the left of his body.

1:14:421:14:46

But he is able to overcome that. It

shows the class of the athlete. How

1:14:461:14:50

good he really is. As you said he's

always focused, very sound mind, he

1:14:501:14:57

does not let things rattle him at

all. Obviously coming into this with

1:14:571:15:03

extreme confidence being the world

record-holder at 60 metres and able

1:15:031:15:06

to overcome and still win that race

easily. I do not think that is any

1:15:061:15:11

big deal that we should make too

much.

1:15:111:15:17

Thank you very much, moving to a

slightly longer raise now, the 1500m

1:15:191:15:24

semifinals, the men's competition,

and the noise you are hearing just

1:15:241:15:28

there was to introduce the women's

triple jump, who are now warming up,

1:15:281:15:32

we will catch up to them shortly.

But let's focus on Chris O'Hare for

1:15:321:15:37

a moment, great season last year

heading into those home World

1:15:371:15:41

Championships in London, a lot of

expected of him, you may be final

1:15:411:15:45

but was quite disappointed to be

finishing down the field in 11th

1:15:451:15:48

place. JJ Chalmers caught up with

him ahead of today.

At the start of

1:15:481:15:54

the season, we said there was no

point doing the indoors unless we

1:15:541:15:57

were in with a shout of a medal, and

then, again, before the trials, we

1:15:571:16:03

have to make a decision on whether

we don't run the trials and

1:16:031:16:07

potentially risk not being picked

for the team. It has all been

1:16:071:16:10

structured around, am I or am I not

going to be able to medal? And we

1:16:101:16:18

believe I can.

How much have you

wanted this opportunity,

1:16:181:16:22

particularly the home crowd? How

long has this World Championship

1:16:221:16:27

idea been in your mind?

Anybody who

knows me, from a young age, I am

1:16:271:16:33

easy to anger, and it has been kind

of a challenge for me to manage that

1:16:331:16:44

anger in day to day life. But then

always being able to use it as fuel

1:16:441:16:50

when it came to racing. I never had

any issue with, basically, making up

1:16:501:16:59

stories in my head about people I'm

competing against, about how they

1:16:591:17:03

are holding me back, how they are

making it harder for me to survive,

1:17:031:17:10

harder for me to provide for my

family, and that gets me angry! And

1:17:101:17:15

that is good for me. But I have had

to manage it as well, so in London,

1:17:151:17:22

it was just an internal dialogue

with myself about these guys on the

1:17:221:17:28

track, holding me back from getting

my medal, in my country, and I was

1:17:281:17:35

just getting way too fired up.

Paula Radcliffe is in the commentary

1:17:351:17:40

box for us, very intense in that

interview there, is that normal? Is

1:17:401:17:46

that is normal demeanour, as far as

you are aware?

No, that is not

1:17:461:17:50

really the Chris that I know from

the training track, but certainly he

1:17:501:17:57

was very frustrated, disappointed is

putting it very mildly at the London

1:17:571:18:01

last year, and I know that it took

him a while to pick up the pieces,

1:18:011:18:06

get back racing, and he came into

this season really fired up, racing

1:18:061:18:09

very well in the beginning, then he

has had a bit of a foot niggly, I am

1:18:091:18:15

hoping that has settled down and he

is ready to race at his best.

And

1:18:151:18:19

Jake Wightman coming up as well, he

made rate strides last year, had a

1:18:191:18:24

very good season, how as his winter

gone?

It has gone well, he is the

1:18:241:18:29

first to say he is learning about

racing indoors, he said that he

1:18:291:18:35

cannot make the right decisions fast

enough indoors and he is still

1:18:351:18:38

learning with that. Having said

that, big questions over whether

1:18:381:18:45

Sulieman will even line-up in his

heat.

It is O'Hare first, he is

1:18:451:18:50

clearly looking for a medal from

these championships, it seems like

1:18:501:18:53

it would write some wrong is for

him, he is more than capable if his

1:18:531:18:57

tactics go well.

Usually makes very

good tactical decisions, he races

1:18:571:19:02

very well indoors. Part of that

maybe comes from the amount of time

1:19:021:19:07

he spent racing on the circuits in

America, but he tends to make

1:19:071:19:11

decisions quickly and put himself in

the right place.

That is coming up

1:19:111:19:16

shortly on the track, but let's see

how the triple jump has got itself

1:19:161:19:20

under way, or has it, Steve Backley?

Yeah, just getting under way now,

1:19:201:19:25

your athletes, all 17 of them in

total. Yulimar Rojas is the

1:19:251:19:34

defending champion, decided to

defend here, despite having not

1:19:341:19:38

competed yet this year. No British

interests, Asha Hansen, 15 years

1:19:381:19:43

since she won here at the World

Indoors in Birmingham. No Brits

1:19:431:19:49

involved. And here is the Venezuelan

first up in this triple jump final,

1:19:491:19:55

she is tall, six foot three. Won

with 14.51, shortest ever distance,

1:19:551:20:05

she will want to do something about

that distance. Over 14 metres in

1:20:051:20:09

this first round. And Rojas, gold

last summer, silver-medallist from

1:20:091:20:20

Rio. The first Venezuelan to ever

make a final, which is a big deal

1:20:201:20:26

back home in Venezuela. Comes here

trying to defend our title, really

1:20:261:20:32

good on the board.

1:20:321:20:38

good on the board. 14.24, her first

jump this year is a season's best.

1:20:381:20:43

Right, someone who can challenge,

second on the world list,

1:20:431:20:47

Papachristou of Greece, second

jumper. Strikes the ground much more

1:20:471:20:53

aggressive through the phases from

Papachristou.

Really extending

1:20:531:20:58

through the step, speed on the

floor, really pulling the active

1:20:581:21:02

board. The stages here, 17 athletes

in this competition, they are going

1:21:021:21:08

to have to stand around, it is quite

crowded down there, they will

1:21:081:21:12

probably have to wait 12 or 15

minutes between jumps. So again,

1:21:121:21:17

early stages, trying to put a market

in early, because you will spend a

1:21:171:21:21

lot of time waiting, I think.

She

goes into second place. Tori

1:21:211:21:27

Franklin of the USA is next up.

Twice US indoor champion, a best

1:21:271:21:37

this year of 14.15, so she will need

all of that.

A little bit rocky on

1:21:371:21:45

the runway, you could see her

shoulders oscillating, then hits the

1:21:451:21:50

floor really hard, doesn't skip

across the floor, keep the speed

1:21:501:21:53

going, slams the brakes on and then

in. If she were more active over the

1:21:531:21:59

top of her foot, she could go much

further.

So Tori Franklin, 14.03,

1:21:591:22:06

goes into third place.

1:22:061:22:12

goes into third place. Prokopenko,

authorised neutral

1:22:151:22:23

authorised neutral athlete, season's

14.44, but down below 30 metres.

1:22:231:22:34

Collapsed on the step phase, didn't

get out into the jump as she would

1:22:341:22:38

have liked. A little collapse,

doesn't come off, into the sandpit.

1:22:381:22:49

This is a international debut, so

maybe a little bit of nerves is

1:22:491:22:53

understandable, Prokopenko in fourth

place.

1:22:531:22:59

place. So Chris O'Hare is ready to

go in this 1500m heat, a bit of a

1:23:011:23:06

stinker, to be honest, he would have

looked at the draw and thought,

1:23:061:23:09

really?! He has got Iguider, the

former world champion in 2012,

1:23:091:23:16

Olympic medallist from 2012, very

good indoor runner, Wote, former

1:23:161:23:20

medallist at the World Indoors of

Ethiopia, Ben Blankenship, who he

1:23:201:23:24

knows well, Blankenship finished

behind Chris O'Hare recently in the

1:23:241:23:30

States. He has also got Lewandowski,

very dangerous 800m specialist, who

1:23:301:23:35

is really dangerous at 1500 indoors,

from Poland. Only two guaranteed to

1:23:351:23:41

go through, so look

1:23:411:23:46

go through, so look at that, you

know, Chris is going to really have

1:23:471:23:49

to be at his best. And also, be

smart, which he often is in terms of

1:23:491:23:54

his tactics here, cos with two more

heats to come, you wouldn't want to

1:23:541:24:01

be in a fastest loser spot, it gives

the advantage to the others, they

1:24:011:24:04

can see what happens in this one.

And there are not any natural

1:24:041:24:08

frontrunners here either, you know,

Iguider likes to kick, as does

1:24:081:24:15

Lewandowski and Chris himself, so I

am not sure we will see anyone take

1:24:151:24:19

it out, possibly Blankenship might

decide to get things moving. Tough

1:24:191:24:23

one, Paula.

Very much a tough one,

very and balanced for these

1:24:231:24:27

athletes, and for the women's 800

later on, the seeding has not been

1:24:271:24:32

great throughout the championships,

and he will have to race this as a

1:24:321:24:36

final.

I think Mohamed was saying

that, look at this heat, it is

1:24:361:24:40

tough! Lewandowski, then forget the

times, the personal-best, the same

1:24:401:24:51

as Lewandowski, because indoor 1500m

running is an art, the 800m pace

1:24:511:24:56

helps a lot, possibly where Chris is

a little bit lacking with some of

1:24:561:25:00

the other guys. But he can finish

very quickly, Blankenship will maybe

1:25:001:25:05

suffer with the pace a little bit

here, but Chris has got enough on

1:25:051:25:09

the last 400m to contend with these

guys, and the thinking, I guess, is

1:25:091:25:14

that Iguider is, I would say, past

his best, but he is still, you can

1:25:141:25:21

see, this season's best, still very

capable. And a wily competitor, Dey

1:25:211:25:26

from Saddam. -- Sudan. So just the

top two, Jake Wightman is in heat

1:25:261:25:39

three.

On your marks.

So let's see

how this pans out, Iguider getting

1:25:391:25:49

himself out of trouble, Wote

following him, then Blankenship,

1:25:491:25:52

Chris O'Hare moving up nicely into

two, getting a clip from behind

1:25:521:25:57

already, Dey pushing through on the

inside. Settle down, lads, settle

1:25:571:26:01

down! Some pushing and shoving at

the back, Lewandowski involved, he

1:26:011:26:06

gets himself on the inside now. I

would like to see Chris doing

1:26:061:26:10

exactly what he's doing, Paula, just

keeping that inside lane, just

1:26:101:26:14

keeping an eye on what is but this

is a job.

It is, and there is no

1:26:141:26:21

natural frontrunner, as you said. A

lot of the trouble on the first lap

1:26:211:26:29

was Dey, I do not know if he has

raced indoors before, he is much

1:26:291:26:33

taller than the other guys, and he

is having trouble finding space to

1:26:331:26:37

run. If the pace were quicker, that

would be better, but they are all

1:26:371:26:43

look around, waiting for some blue's

nerve to snap, to take up a quicker

1:26:431:26:46

pace.

Yeah, sometimes when it goes

to slow, you don't feel comfortable,

1:26:461:26:53

so although Wote has picked it up,

they ran a 33 for the second 200, so

1:26:531:26:58

he has got things moving a bit more

without putting his foot down. It

1:26:581:27:03

shows his lack of confidence in his

kicking, probably looking at Trump

1:27:031:27:07

and Iguider and Lewandowski and

thought, I need to get this moving.

1:27:071:27:17

-- O'Hare. Just about 30 seconds

there, a comfortable pace for these

1:27:181:27:23

guys.

He is picked it up in

contrast, but still not fast at all,

1:27:231:27:28

and you can see that everybody is

still there, given the quality of

1:27:281:27:32

others in this race, you would have

expected some of them to drop off

1:27:321:27:36

already. That is not happening, but

a gap is starting to open now, and

1:27:361:27:40

Chris is in a really good position

to react.

I think this will help

1:27:401:27:45

them, it's just spreads everybody

out, 28, just what Wote is doing,

1:27:451:27:53

winding it up. Slow first 800m, the

first lap was slow, the top guys are

1:27:531:27:58

pulled away from everybody else,

Wote, Blankenship, Lewandowski,

1:27:581:28:04

O'Hare, but Lewandowski will be

wishing it had gone slower! Pushing

1:28:041:28:11

into the 3:35 territory, he is going

to be uncomfortable with that. Wote

1:28:111:28:18

doing a good job at the front.

Years, and look at Chris O'Hare, he

1:28:181:28:23

has just placed himself differently,

so far any race he was positioned

1:28:231:28:28

perfectly, wide enough to step out

if something should happen on the

1:28:281:28:33

heels of Iguider, but not getting

Blankenship on his shoulder, in

1:28:331:28:37

danger of boxing him in, but here

comes Lewandowski.

Lewandowski

1:28:371:28:42

making an early move, 300m left for

these guys, they will take the bell,

1:28:421:28:49

Wote still leading, Iguider looks

comfortable, Chris gritting his

1:28:491:28:52

teeth, Lewandowski shut him out.

Good move by the Pole, Chris O'Hare

1:28:521:28:56

with some work to do, he will have

to find something on this last lap,

1:28:561:29:02

still five men in contention with

just two spots. Chris is struggling.

1:29:021:29:05

Blankenship down the outside, Chris

O'Hare will not get into the top

1:29:051:29:11

two. Lewandowski on the inside, that

is dangerous, he will try to find a

1:29:111:29:17

way through but he has run out of

gas. Iguider looking very

1:29:171:29:21

comfortable, Blankenship, oh! I

think Wote was rewarded for his

1:29:211:29:26

frontrunning with second spot, very

tight on the line. Iguider looked

1:29:261:29:33

completely in control whole way.

Chris had nothing, I am not sure if

1:29:331:29:36

he has missed is training with that

injury that he has had, and

1:29:361:29:40

therefore when the pace went harder,

he was always going to be able to

1:29:401:29:46

kick, but he has lacked a bit of

training to stay with a good pace.

1:29:461:29:50

Sadly for Chris, very much a

confidence runner, and he has not

1:29:501:29:53

been able to get that from his

training coming into this, to really

1:29:531:29:57

believe he could commit. Much as he

tries to talk himself into it, when

1:29:571:30:00

the chips are down and he has got to

react, he was really tightening up,

1:30:001:30:04

he didn't have it in his legs, he

didn't look as though he was pushing

1:30:041:30:09

fully, and he is quick to take his

shoe off, I am hoping that the

1:30:091:30:12

injury is not too serious.

1:30:121:30:18

But really Iguider run it perfectly

and in fact it was Lewandowski who

1:30:181:30:23

make mistakes. When he made his move

Chris O'Hare tried to react but just

1:30:231:30:30

did not have it in his legs to be

able to follow Lewandowski.

1:30:301:30:35

Lewandowski may be showing his

inexperience a little bit over 1500

1:30:351:30:40

metres, just pushing on too soon and

it was Blankenship was slightly

1:30:401:30:45

misjudged, not getting into the top

two position but judged his race

1:30:451:30:49

well to give himself every chance of

the home straight of overhauling

1:30:491:30:53

Wote. But the youth with which

Iguider just floated past Wote. --

1:30:531:31:01

the ease.

1:31:011:31:07

the ease.

I'm trying to work this

out. I think Chris must be suffering

1:31:071:31:12

injury wise because 56, 42, 43, that

is easy within their normal grasp.

1:31:121:31:22

So Wote rewarded with the front

running, Chris looks to be in a bit

1:31:221:31:26

of pain, pretty sure his foot has

caused problems. That is the only

1:31:261:31:32

explanation for the obviously he

missed a fair bit of training so a

1:31:321:31:35

sad sight to see Chris there. He

sounded confident in the interview

1:31:351:31:40

beforehand but obviously that foot

causing problems. So just to confirm

1:31:401:31:44

the results,

1:31:441:31:50

the results, Souleiman -- Iguider

and Wote in the lead. Let's just

1:31:501:31:57

find out what went wrong.

We saw

those pictures there Chris, the

1:31:571:32:02

heartbreak and also the pain.

How

are you feeling? Not great. Seven,

1:32:021:32:09

800 metres to go, just took a couple

of steps right on the outside of my

1:32:091:32:15

foot. And just started grabbing.

Tried to get it out of my mind but

1:32:151:32:24

when I tried to force through that

stride I could feel it just a bit.

1:32:241:32:29

Kind of week. Unfortunately you need

to be on your a game and it is just

1:32:291:32:37

unfortunate. That season that

started so well has finished like

1:32:371:32:44

this. Huge thanks to everyone that

has come out to support me.

Thank

1:32:441:32:54

you very much for talking to us.

Painful for Chris O'Hare, mentally

1:32:541:33:04

and physically, that injury causing

ongoing problems. And this is the

1:33:041:33:10

line-up for the second of the heats.

Chris O'Hare is hanging on with the

1:33:101:33:21

three fastest losers.

1:33:211:33:31

There are high calibre athletes in

here as well and there will also

1:33:331:33:37

know about the pace from the first

tee. Berglund came onto the scene as

1:33:371:33:44

a youngster, the Swedish champion.

1:33:441:33:50

Vincent Kibet in there as well.

1:33:581:34:09

This is a quick heat as well and are

loaded heat, a lot of guys in here

1:34:111:34:16

will fancy their chances in a fast

finish. Looking at the likes of

1:34:161:34:25

maybe Berglund to take it on. It is

silly when they have a very strong

1:34:251:34:33

heat not to take up the chances

offered to them by knowing the times

1:34:331:34:38

of the past -- of the fastest losers

in the previous heat. Just looking

1:34:381:34:42

at the back there Vincent Kibet,

running pretty well. And there is

1:34:421:34:52

the Olympic finalist in the Rio

Games, Ryan Kay Wrexham there. --

1:34:521:34:59

Ryan Gregson.

1:34:591:35:10

And there we have the

1:35:151:35:28

18-year-old Tefera. Ryan Gregson not

racing as well as he has done in

1:35:351:35:43

previous years. The young Ethiopian

came a bit too close there, Tefera.

1:35:431:35:54

But he has hit the front. You see

that so often, with a teenage

1:35:541:36:00

Ethiopian you may not know too much

about, he has huge talent. Again

1:36:001:36:04

combining that talent with racing

knowledge as well, that is what he

1:36:041:36:09

has to do.

When you have as much

talent as him if you had the front

1:36:091:36:13

and just run hard you're not going

to go too far wrong especially in

1:36:131:36:17

qualifying. He looks very relaxed

and easy. Just decided to get out of

1:36:171:36:23

trouble and run a bit quicker.

Starting to feel the pace soon, a

1:36:231:36:32

smile on his face, Tefera. And

Vincent Kibet also beginning to

1:36:321:36:37

stretch out. So the pace lifts and

they hit the bell. It looks like the

1:36:371:36:49

two upfront are in control.

1:36:491:36:54

two upfront are in control. Ryan

Gregson has not finished yet. Tefera

1:36:561:37:00

out in front. The 18-year-old with a

bit of a gap, Vincent Kibet trying

1:37:001:37:06

to get there. Plenty of pace for

Vincent Kibet and he goes through

1:37:061:37:13

with Tefera. Slower than the first

heat, Ryan Gregson. That was a

1:37:131:37:23

change of pace from Tefera and

Vincent Kibet, they go through

1:37:231:37:31

automatically. So I think Ryan

Gregson run out of it.

A shame for

1:37:311:37:36

him, just not did not commit enough

to get moving in the race. Aware of

1:37:361:37:40

the times, he felt he had the pace

to be able to get past Vincent

1:37:401:37:44

Kibet. Vincent Kibet, his head was

back and he seemed to be struggling

1:37:441:37:49

but he had more left in the tank but

just looking around him and easing

1:37:491:37:53

through. Neither looking as easy as

Tefera did in front.

Tefera winning

1:37:531:38:00

that and looking impressive as well.

And Vincent Kibet going through

1:38:001:38:03

automatically. Chris O'Hare still in

the fastest losers places at the

1:38:031:38:11

moment. Although still struggling

with his injury.

1:38:111:38:18

So the world leader in this triple

jump competition, Orji.

1:38:191:38:29

jump competition, Orji. Rojas of

Venezuela. A similar kind of

1:38:331:38:34

distance.

Accelerates into the board

and maintains the speed. Just goes a

1:38:341:38:41

little bit high. Good solid jumping.

The American has made a good

1:38:411:38:52

improvement this year.

1:38:521:38:57

improvement this year. 14 .13 here

today, in second place. Kimberly

1:38:591:39:03

Williams, seven times the Jamaican

champion. Sixth and seventh at the

1:39:031:39:10

Olympic Games.

1:39:101:39:15

Olympic Games. Over 14 metres. The

very first jump off the competition,

1:39:171:39:29

the Venezuelan out in front. What

goes up must come down. Handling

1:39:291:39:36

those forces really nicely with room

to spare.

Really worked that step

1:39:361:39:45

phase very well. She has laid down a

serious marker in the first round.

1:39:451:39:53

Well use in the 1500 metres, Jake

Wightman went in the first heat and

1:39:541:39:59

Suleiman is not here, he would have

been a major danger. We heard he had

1:39:591:40:05

these problems. Not lining up here.

So that means I think Chris O'Hare

1:40:051:40:13

will almost definitely now be in the

final.

Helped out by that second

1:40:131:40:18

heat, Ryan Gregson not quick enough

to challenge the fastest losers.

1:40:181:40:27

to challenge the fastest losers.

The

only thing that could stop Chris

1:40:271:40:32

O'Hare is perhaps Engels. The

Suleiman the others would have to

1:40:321:40:41

put in a big personal best.

Soloshenko has never broken the

1:40:411:40:51

record.

1:40:511:40:56

record. Enzema is not going to do it

either.

1:40:581:41:04

Engels there, nice moustache, liking

that!

1:41:101:41:16

Jake Wightman has been impressive

and I think he has a great chance

1:41:271:41:31

here. He will be over the moon with

the way things have turned out for

1:41:311:41:35

this heat. So Chris O'Hare, only

three men in this race as I say.

1:41:351:41:41

Only two of them can go through. So

will Engels for instance think OK,

1:41:411:41:54

maybe I should just try to make a

decent pace. Does not look like it

1:41:561:42:01

so far. It is Enzema who takes it

out. Once they let it take away it

1:42:011:42:09

is essentially gone. You get a first

impression of what is happening in

1:42:091:42:15

the first few strides and Engels

just looking around him, not

1:42:151:42:19

interested in going to the front and

taking it up at all. Quite happy to

1:42:191:42:22

settle in. Gaps already opening up.

Even though it is a very pedestrian

1:42:221:42:28

pace. Jake almost could not believe

that seeding with rumours that

1:42:281:42:36

Suleiman might not be here. It is

crazy he had not withdrawn the heats

1:42:361:42:40

this morning.

1:42:401:42:50

Another lap so at this and then it

will be between three. Engels needs

1:42:551:43:03

to trust his kick,

1:43:031:43:10

to trust his kick, Kaazouzi

certainly will. There is no one

1:43:151:43:18

around you, fairly easy at this

point. So he just needs to

1:43:181:43:21

concentrate and be there when the

pace picks up and make sure he does

1:43:211:43:24

not give everyone a head start.

Not

to tempt fate but not the kind of

1:43:241:43:31

phrase were you expect anyone to get

tripped or be in any kind of danger.

1:43:311:43:35

So Jake has a clean run at this. His

main dangers in the race in front of

1:43:351:43:41

him so he just needs to wait and

bide his time and save as much

1:43:411:43:47

energy as account for the final one.

While not getting too complacent.

1:43:471:43:51

Sometimes the body just does not

wake up, the adrenaline is not

1:43:511:43:55

flowing as much as it would be in a

tougher heat.

Chris O'Hare I can

1:43:551:44:01

tell you now is going to be through.

No way they can drag this back to

1:44:011:44:06

3.40 two. So Engels, Kaazouzi and

Jake Wightman will have two fight it

1:44:061:44:14

out. I cannot believe Engels has not

started to wind them up a little

1:44:141:44:20

bit. Jake might just want to think

about now moving into the last 500

1:44:201:44:27

metres about at what point he wants

to make sure he's in the position he

1:44:271:44:31

wants to be in. Does he want to go

from the front, is he happy to give

1:44:311:44:36

these to three metres, with two laps

to go. Jake Wightman just following

1:44:361:44:41

Kaazouzi. And now Engels moving to

the front.

And Jake reacts quickly.

1:44:411:44:49

He has been racing well over 800

metres. He might go sooner rather

1:44:491:44:54

than later because he wants to make

sure he has got this wrapped up and

1:44:541:44:58

he goes convincingly into the final.

He has got himself at the front, he

1:44:581:45:04

likes to be at the front. He has not

made his big kick yet. Engels still

1:45:041:45:10

there, Kaazouzi still there. Jake

needs to just keep the pressure on.

1:45:101:45:16

Stretching down the back straight.

Engels starting to struggle.

1:45:161:45:23

Excellent from Jake Wightman.

Completely controlling this, looking

1:45:231:45:26

good. Just keep moving away.

Excellent stuff from Jake Wightman.

1:45:261:45:31

Kaazouzi wins the battle for second.

And that is smart running from Jake

1:45:311:45:37

Wightman, he knows he does not have

the acceleration that some people

1:45:371:45:41

have so he just winds up a bit. Got

himself in front, controlling it

1:45:411:45:47

from here. Then he just winds up.

Does not let anyone use the

1:45:471:45:52

acceleration and he gets himself

clear. Great stuff, excellent 1500

1:45:521:45:56

metre running. Into the final and

Chris O'Hare will join him.

Really

1:45:561:46:03

great run from Jake Wightman and

that has got to give him a big

1:46:031:46:08

confidence boost. Moving through

into the final. When he went, he was

1:46:081:46:14

controlled, he did not go suddenly.

While did a very gradually. Moved

1:46:141:46:20

fast to demonstrate. -- wound it up

very gradually. Cut straight round

1:46:201:46:28

and moved in front Kaazouzi and

controlled the race from there.

1:46:281:46:33

Checking the screen, working hard.

He will be where that Engels was

1:46:331:46:39

waiting, he knew Kaazouzi was on the

inside. A little bit wide down the

1:46:391:46:45

back straight. And he checks up,

still has more left, working hard

1:46:451:46:55

but definitely has more left in the

tank to react if needed. Contrast

1:46:551:46:58

that to Engels going all out to try

to reel in Kaazouzi. And Kaazouzi

1:46:581:47:04

will not go through, it was just too

slow.

1:47:041:47:10

Great performance, the crowd

certainly loved it!

At the home

1:47:131:47:19

championships, when you hit the

front, the raw is something else.

1:47:191:47:23

The top three go through in that

event, but three was not enough for

1:47:231:47:27

you, you wanted to win that heat.

We

knew the first heat was pretty

1:47:271:47:35

quick, and the second, so I realise

we were not on pace, so I had to

1:47:351:47:39

come out and try to win the heat,

felt pretty good.

How much has it

1:47:391:47:43

taken out of you?

The good thing is

that the next race is an evening, so

1:47:431:47:50

I will have a nap, ready to come

back tomorrow.

Great, thank you very

1:47:501:47:55

much for speaking to us.

Very tidily done from Jake Wightman,

1:47:551:48:00

and when I see later, I will tell

him 38.01 in the last segment,

1:48:001:48:11

excellent performance.

Let's have another word with Paula

1:48:111:48:14

Radcliffe about those 1500m

semifinals, from a British

1:48:141:48:19

perspective, really couldn't be more

contrasting, the way that the races

1:48:191:48:23

and out. We will focus on Chris

O'Hare first, he has got himself

1:48:231:48:28

into the final by virtue of being

the fastest loser, but he was

1:48:281:48:30

complaining about his foot when he

was being interviewed, is he likely

1:48:301:48:34

to risk that.

1:48:341:48:40

to risk that.

If it is just an

injury that is pain and he is not

1:48:401:48:43

able to get the push off, which is

kind of what he was saying in the

1:48:431:48:48

race, he might just come out and

give it a go, but if it is anything

1:48:481:48:52

that will endanger the rest of his

season or his long-term career, he

1:48:521:48:56

will not make that decision to step

out. It was hard seeing him run like

1:48:561:49:02

that, he wasn't himself, even in the

prerace interview. But certainly in

1:49:021:49:06

the race and afterwards, he was

immediately taking his shoe, didn't

1:49:061:49:11

look happy.

Steve said head of the

first of the semifinals, they

1:49:111:49:14

fraught with danger, the tactics, as

they are outside, but those extra

1:49:141:49:20

laps indoors. Jake Wightman

navigated that beautifully.

He did,

1:49:201:49:25

he benefited from another danger

indoors, in that they had not raised

1:49:251:49:28

very much in dollars, so the races

were not balanced very well at all.

1:49:281:49:35

But he judged is perfectly, took the

cards that he was given, handled

1:49:351:49:39

them with perfection. The others in

that final will be looking at him,

1:49:391:49:43

if they weren't already, as a big

danger. He is in very good shape, he

1:49:431:49:47

will have got a big confidence boost

from that. He will feel a little bit

1:49:471:49:52

for Chris O'Hare, I do not know

whether that would have been going

1:49:521:49:54

through his mind in the race, very

smart, he knew he was racing for the

1:49:541:50:00

first two, and he ran the best race

for him to be able to control that,

1:50:001:50:04

win it and go through without

danger.

In terms of the strength of

1:50:041:50:08

the field, as you look at the line

up for the final, where do the main

1:50:081:50:13

threats come from? Can Jake Wightman

run himself into the medals?

He has

1:50:131:50:18

definitely got a chance, everyone in

the final has, Enzema always has to

1:50:181:50:24

be watched, even though he didn't

look too good going into the closing

1:50:241:50:31

straight there, he has made a

decision to commit to 1500m, he

1:50:311:50:35

could have come for the 800m, but he

has decided his future lies in the

1:50:351:50:42

1500. If it goes slow, he is a

danger, but Jake is looking good.

1:50:421:50:46

And the Commonwealth Games is just

weeks away, Chris O'Hare would have

1:50:461:50:51

been a big hope for Scotland.

Yes,

his long-term view has to be what is

1:50:511:50:55

going to be the best? Can I race in

the Commonwealth Games? Do I maybe

1:50:551:50:59

need to not take my place here? Or

is it something that I can race

1:50:591:51:04

through and it will continue to get

better?

Thank you very much, Paula,

1:51:041:51:09

the women's 800m coming up soon, we

will chat

1:51:091:51:18

will chat about Shelayna

Oskan-Clarke, but in the meantime

1:51:181:51:20

the triple jump is hotting up.

It is a steady start for most of the

1:51:201:51:27

athletes, the indoor and outdoor

world champion, Rojas, finds herself

1:51:271:51:31

in second place, Kimberly Williams

has taken the lead. So a second

1:51:311:51:35

jump, a chance to respond for Rojas.

Again, around 14 metres, and...

1:51:351:51:43

Didn't make enough of the hop phase,

really short, made it difficult,

1:51:431:51:49

didn't come off the board. Just

dropped it in early, got a bit of a

1:51:491:51:54

stretch. Let's have a look at the

distance, whether she will challenge

1:51:541:51:57

for the lead.

Below what we would

have expected, 14.37, the shortest

1:51:571:52:08

distance to have won this is a

previous of 14.41, two years ago. We

1:52:081:52:16

turn our attention to an event that

was concluded yesterday evening, the

1:52:161:52:20

women's shot put. And it was a

battle for the bronze medal between

1:52:201:52:27

the two Chinese athletes, Gong and

Gao, and experience told. A national

1:52:271:52:40

indoor record for Danielle

Thomas-Dodd, good 19.2 to there. It

1:52:401:52:53

was gold for Anita Marton. Well, she

led pretty much from the start, she

1:52:531:53:03

extended that lead in the third

round, 19.48, and then confirmed her

1:53:031:53:13

authority over the competition,

19.62, a new world lead in the final

1:53:131:53:18

round. Silver last time, two years

ago, so for the first time ever we

1:53:181:53:24

will hear the Hungarian national

anthem, first gold for Marton.

1:53:241:53:33

HUNGARIAN

NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

1:53:351:53:41

APPLAUSE

1:54:311:54:36

A POPULAR VICTORY, THAT, ANITA

MARTON, NOT THE MOST POWERFUL, THE

1:54:361:54:39

TALLEST OF THE STRONGEST, BUT ONE OF

THE MOST ATHLETIC, FASTEST, A WORLD

1:54:391:54:47

LEADING MARK, 19.62, silver two

years ago, promoted to gold here in

1:54:471:54:51

Birmingham.

1:54:511:54:59

Just a reminder of the men's 1500m

and how it went, these are the

1:55:051:55:10

qualifiers, and you see the names of

Chris O'Hare and Jake Wightman,

1:55:101:55:13

qualifying in very different

factions. Chris O'Hare went through

1:55:131:55:20

in real discomfort, I think he will

struggle in the final, should he

1:55:201:55:23

run. Jake Wightman looked very

impressive, slower heat, but

1:55:231:55:27

controlled it to win. The talented

young Ethiopian in there, Tefera.

1:55:271:55:36

Good line up for the final, and the

final is tomorrow evening, as Jake

1:55:361:55:43

Wightman said, time to recover.

Well, Kimberly Williams is in the

1:55:431:55:53

lead, that first league of 14.37

enough in a surprisingly lacklustre

1:55:531:56:01

competition so far, but looking to

extend that lead here, then. It is

1:56:011:56:06

another jump over 14 metres. I

mention -- Hansen, who took the

1:56:061:56:14

title all our time ago, 15.01, and

now the athletes are struggling

1:56:141:56:19

around the 14 metres mark. Must have

caught her mouth there, I think.

1:56:191:56:24

That is a great jump. Really working

the floor. At that moment, I think,

1:56:241:56:34

oh, there you go, she has not hurt

mouth, she's just happy, 14.41, that

1:56:341:56:39

cements her first place. And she is

emotional because it is a PB!

Well,

1:56:391:56:49

after five events in the heptathlon

which has been going on over the

1:56:491:56:53

last two days, as expected, Kevin

Mayer of France is out in front,

1:56:531:56:58

four points ahead of Damian Warner,

who has made massive ground, big

1:56:581:57:02

improvements for the Canadian, we

look forward to seeing him at the

1:57:021:57:05

Commonwealth Games. Kai Kazmirek

blistering over the sprint hurdles,

1:57:051:57:10

pole-vault is next, only the 1000m

to go later this evening. So, then,

1:57:101:57:18

here is Damian Warner, in that

silver medal spot, he has had two

1:57:181:57:25

fouls, this would be a lifetime best

indoors for Warner, and he has got

1:57:261:57:32

it, brilliant competitive jump,

needed it.

Kevin Mayer is

1:57:321:57:45

needed it.

Kevin Mayer is 5.14

pole-vault, his coach there, who he

1:57:451:57:47

has just moved to last year, who has

made some real differences. If he

1:57:471:57:51

can stay close to Kevin Mayer, it is

going to be an absolute foot race,

1:57:511:57:57

the 1000m, for gold.

With height to

spare for Warner, Mayer has not come

1:57:571:58:02

in yet. He is that competent a

pole-vault.

1:58:021:58:12

I'm delighted to say that Colin

Jackson is here to show off his

1:58:121:58:15

winter knitwear collection! We were

just having a conversation about the

1:58:151:58:19

multi-event is, and I left you

hanging a bit earlier, because we

1:58:191:58:23

were talking about how so many

women, and more than ever here it

1:58:231:58:29

seems to be specialising in

individual events coming from the

1:58:291:58:31

multi-events background, but

somebody posed the question on

1:58:311:58:34

Twitter, why are not many men doing

that? About eight o'clock last

1:58:341:58:38

night, suddenly, the penny dropped,

and you went, I know, the Norwegian

1:58:381:58:45

who want in London over the hurdles,

who started as a multi-event. Of the

1:58:451:58:54

theory is that men go into their

speciality earlier.

I think that is

1:58:541:58:59

right, when you look at athletes who

started as juniors as decathlete or

1:58:591:59:06

heptathletes, I think that is what

happens.

We were discussing the lack

1:59:061:59:11

of British decathletes, especially

when we had such an incredible

1:59:111:59:16

ambassador for the sport in Daley

Thompson.

Is spot-on, I looked at

1:59:161:59:19

the knees, and we were talking about

the legacy of sport, and how great

1:59:191:59:24

champions, and Daley Thompson is a

clear winner for us. So where does

1:59:241:59:31

Mayer get his influence from? So she

was listing the great male

1:59:311:59:36

decathlete from France to completely

went out of our mind.

Prost, and the

1:59:361:59:43

French record-holder before Kevin

Mayer, so just tradition and depth,

1:59:431:59:49

but I also think there is a real

passion for combined events in

1:59:491:59:53

Europe, and we lost that a lot in

Britain. I think some of it does

1:59:531:59:57

come down to the coaching, and the

standard of the coaching, bringing

1:59:572:00:03

it all together, having someone to

overview all of the disciplines.

2:00:032:00:10

He used to the reason, it is hard to

a living but actually with lottery

2:00:102:00:16

funding perhaps it makes it more

accessible.

I would think so but

2:00:162:00:23

also you know, you need a real

commitment to the event. At the end

2:00:232:00:29

of the day as athletes you're

motivated by wanting to be the best

2:00:292:00:35

you can be, by recognition, and

money. And with the multi-events it

2:00:352:00:41

is difficult, you need to be the

best of the best to get that kind

2:00:412:00:44

of, to hit that. You need to be the

best of the best. Whereas if you're

2:00:442:00:50

not the best of the best in a single

event, you can do OK.

I think it

2:00:502:00:56

starts from the grassroots and

school level, having that broader

2:00:562:01:00

base. Sometimes in the UK youngsters

are not exposed to enough diverse

2:01:002:01:06

multi-events and that has an impact

the further up you go in the chain.

2:01:062:01:10

You need to start early. Well the

Frenchman Kevin Maher, of course in

2:01:102:01:15

the lead, moving between him and

Damian Warner, just entering the

2:01:152:01:22

pole-vault. He is a very good

pole-vault.

Looking confident today?

2:01:222:01:27

He has warmed up well and had a long

wait since then. You might remember

2:01:272:01:35

last year he waited to 5.20 and went

out at the third time of asking. So

2:01:352:01:40

maybe making sure that he can take

the gold this afternoon. Five

2:01:402:01:45

metres, first attempt. And

absolutely aces it. That took the

2:01:452:01:51

pressure off.

He had a 45 minute

wait since his warm up. A little bit

2:01:512:01:59

casual on the planet. Did not have

an active bottom hand really, the

2:01:592:02:04

left hand. But an easy start.

So now we turn our attention to the

2:02:042:02:15

800 metres. Oskan-Clarke of Great

Britain did very well last year in

2:02:152:02:23

the European indoors with silver

medal. She pushed yourself onto the

2:02:232:02:26

global stage in terms of recognition

with the final in ageing in 2015. We

2:02:262:02:33

caught up with earlier. I would be

lying to say I'd do not want to get

2:02:332:02:38

a medal, I would. But for me it is

about that first step. I try not to

2:02:382:02:43

think too far ahead. It is the first

step of making the final. So I will

2:02:432:02:48

be delighted to make the final and

then go from there. I do not put

2:02:482:02:53

limits on myself. If I was to do

that then anything could happen. So

2:02:532:02:59

my first goal is to make the final.

Your PB just a shade of two minutes,

2:02:592:03:06

are you going to break the two

minutes?

I hope so, I think you need

2:03:062:03:12

that in you to make the time, to be

able to run under two minutes. Some

2:03:122:03:16

of the girls have already done that.

So they can do it. I think I want to

2:03:162:03:21

do that to make the final. And I do

think I can do it.

2:03:212:03:29

Well her heat is up second but first

the runners and riders with Andrew

2:03:292:03:35

Carter.

Well one of the favourites,

Wilson of the United States. So

2:03:352:03:42

impressive this year. And she has

been threatening, sort of the big

2:03:422:03:49

three with Caster Semenya.

2:03:492:04:00

And Niyonsaba. It is tight, the 800

metres. Just the winner to go

2:04:032:04:14

through automatically and then the

three fastest losers over the three

2:04:142:04:18

effective semifinals.

2:04:182:04:23

Velvere there. The Ethiopian on the

outside, the record-holder outdoors.

2:04:292:04:44

Gives you an idea of quality. The

European champion

2:04:442:05:00

European champion over five,

Chicoka. Wilson, silver at the last

2:05:002:05:08

world indoors.

2:05:082:05:13

world indoors. Then the Spanish

champion. Just want to go through

2:05:162:05:25

automatically. So no chances can be

taken here. The three fastest losers

2:05:252:05:30

over the three heat.

2:05:302:05:36

over the three heat. Wilson can try

to control this. The way that she is

2:05:402:05:43

running this season is so

impressive. I'm sure she would look

2:05:432:05:47

to hit the front and stay there for

the remainder.

She is very

2:05:472:05:52

experienced on the global stage and

indoors. Will very much look to

2:05:522:05:57

control the race. She knows the main

danger will come from probably

2:05:572:06:01

Chicoka although she has struggled a

little bit, did not look quite as

2:06:012:06:08

comfortable as over 800 metres.

And

the tape at the back of her leg as

2:06:082:06:17

well. When Wilson hits the front,

the danger is then just the others

2:06:172:06:22

know Wilson will have the strength

to outkicked them at the end. But

2:06:222:06:25

they want a quick race because it is

the three fastest losers and the

2:06:252:06:30

first of the three heats. So Wilson

at the front with Chichoka behind

2:06:302:06:35

will be wanting to keep it as a

fairly fast level.

They will want to

2:06:352:06:43

keep moving and keep the exit routes

open. Wilson just drifting a bid to

2:06:432:06:48

the outside, leaving a bit of space

if Chichoka had it in her to be able

2:06:482:06:55

to sneak through. Blocked a little

bit on the outside. Cannot go wrong.

2:06:552:07:01

Not particularly quick through the

first 400. Wilson still in front and

2:07:012:07:05

still seemingly in

2:07:052:07:11

still seemingly in control with

Alemu. So the bell sounds and Wilson

2:07:132:07:15

still in front. Alemu now moving

around Chichoka. Just the winner to

2:07:152:07:24

go through automatically. Wilson

unmoved at the moment. Immovable.

2:07:242:07:29

Carrying on and lifting the pace.

And I think Chichoka hit the inside

2:07:292:07:36

rail but Alemu try to catch Wilson

but Wilson just moved away. A pretty

2:07:362:07:44

even pace. Plenty left to spare.

A

demonstration from the American. She

2:07:442:07:57

was a class apart from the others in

that race and just ran how she

2:07:572:08:00

wanted to do it, out of trouble, at

the front. Enough to make the others

2:08:002:08:07

settle in behind her and then

staying in control of it. Only

2:08:072:08:11

picking up as much as you need to

hold off the rest convincingly. Very

2:08:112:08:18

easily through to the final. Alemu

behind, had herself in the right

2:08:182:08:22

position to be able to react. And

Chichoka not able to get out and she

2:08:222:08:28

had that stumble which knocked her

off. So she just could not real in

2:08:282:08:34

Alemu and will have to wait to see

if that is quick enough to get one

2:08:342:08:38

of the fastest losers spots.

Interesting with the pace because

2:08:382:08:43

through the 61 seconds in the first

400 then the others unable to

2:08:432:08:49

maintain that. So Wilson goes

through as automatic qualifier. The

2:08:492:08:53

others need to wait and see.

Damian Warner of Canada having a

2:08:532:09:05

really good afternoon. A good couple

of days, in fact. This is his third

2:09:052:09:14

try, five metres. To give Kevin

Maher is something to think about.

2:09:142:09:17

But too much today. Warner, five

metres, already a lifetime best at

2:09:172:09:26

four metres 90. Third time of

asking, PB. In second place but a

2:09:262:09:34

bit of David and Goliath because the

Frenchman is a superb pole vault and

2:09:342:09:39

he can need now is sit and watch

with only 1000 readers remaining. He

2:09:392:09:43

can just hope

2:09:432:09:49

can just hope that Mayer does not

progress out of his reach.

2:09:492:09:56

progress out of his reach.

A great

vault, 30 centimetres better than

2:09:572:10:03

his PB. Over to the women's triple

jump now.

Looking across to the

2:10:032:10:08

opposite side of the Arena in

Birmingham, Rojas in second place

2:10:082:10:15

behind Williams of Jamaica.

2:10:152:10:22

behind Williams of Jamaica. Looking

almost laboured through those

2:10:222:10:23

phases, Rojas. 14 metres 24. Not

quite as crisp as we have seen her

2:10:232:10:35

in the past.

That could be down to

the waiting around, if you have 15

2:10:352:10:38

minutes to wait you just go off the

boil a bit. We are starting to see

2:10:382:10:43

the competition hots up when they

cut the field down from 17 to eight.

2:10:432:10:50

Another valid jump, 14 .27, an

improvement, but still in second

2:10:502:10:56

place. Here is a man in a fight for

a bronze medal, jumped superbly in

2:10:562:11:03

the high jump, Uibo of Estonia. Look

at that.

Up towards his best. The

2:11:032:11:16

gap between his left arm out

straight. He puts all the energy

2:11:162:11:20

into that. 5.10 is great and plenty

more to come.

Loads to spare and

2:11:202:11:28

that bodes well as we increase in

ten centimetre increments. In the

2:11:282:11:33

bronze medal fight and Kazmirek of

Germany is in the bronze medal place

2:11:332:11:38

at the moment. Looking to match 5.10

and he does. Another huge clearance

2:11:382:11:46

as well. The multi-inventors looking

like they are in shape in the

2:11:462:11:55

pole-vault.

Five metres used to be

an unusual thing. Now it is

2:11:552:11:59

commonplace. That is how good these

the vaulters are.

We now move across

2:11:592:12:09

to the next heat, the brutal heat

really in this round of the women's

2:12:092:12:18

800 metres, in contrast to the man

of course. Oskan-Clarke hoping to

2:12:182:12:23

make it through. You could make a

case for every single one of them to

2:12:232:12:26

win this with possibly the

2:12:262:12:35

win this with possibly the exception

of Chebet on the inside. The

2:12:352:12:39

European indoor champion in this

heat and then a very good new

2:12:392:12:46

American on the outside, very

dangerous.

2:12:462:12:52

dangerous. So Oskan-Clarke to win

this and you need to win to

2:12:542:13:00

guarantee a place in the final, that

is going to be tough. Needs to be at

2:13:002:13:04

her best but she has shown that

already this year and let's hope she

2:13:042:13:09

can produce that. Rogers I think

will be a danger. And you can never

2:13:092:13:14

write off Buchel. Although not

running as well as she has done in

2:13:142:13:18

the past. But a redoubtable

competitor much like Oskan-Clarke.

2:13:182:13:27

A couple of races to get warmed up

and then a great performance in the

2:13:312:13:36

trials.

Here is Kimberly Williams,

the event leader, looking to extend

2:13:362:13:43

the lead in the triple jump. She

knows Rojas is capable, having

2:13:432:13:51

already jumped a lifetime best.

Getting towards the halfway stage.

2:13:512:14:04

Williams: to the jumper of the third

round. We have then the top eight

2:14:052:14:10

and then just the top four in the

final round as in the rest of the

2:14:102:14:13

events. She extended her lead.

2:14:132:14:20

Well, she is a really smart racer,

Oskan-Clarke, I just wonder whether

2:14:252:14:29

Rogers, lacking a bit of experience

at this level, from Texas, she has

2:14:292:14:34

been at the University of Oregon,

has just finished her collegiate

2:14:342:14:37

career. Oskan-Clarke gets a huge

reception, of course the joint team

2:14:372:14:45

skip at the champs, Selina Buchel,

very good 800m runner in doors. The

2:14:452:14:54

two of them know each other very

well. Jenna Westaway, she has run

2:14:542:15:00

quicker in doors this year than she

has managed outdoors so far in his

2:15:002:15:04

career. And Winny Chebet, qualified

for the 1500 final, don't know how

2:15:042:15:08

much she will contest this, she

might want to save herself for the

2:15:082:15:12

1500 final. She has to run this,

because she was declared for it, if

2:15:122:15:16

she wants to compete tonight. So the

winner only and then the next three

2:15:162:15:20

fastest losers, the fastest loser

spot in the first heat was 2.2.

2:15:202:15:29

Oskan-Clarke started out on a 400

career, Rogers can run quick relay

2:15:292:15:33

legs, she has gone quicker on the

outside, she will be a danger if it

2:15:332:15:37

is slow, and they move across,

Rogers deciding not to go to the

2:15:372:15:42

front, you can see she was happy to

let Oskan-Clarke take the lead, and

2:15:422:15:47

she won't necessarily want to leave

this. Jenna Westaway has decided,

2:15:472:15:55

you know what, let's make it a

proper 800m race!

And why not, she

2:15:552:16:02

knows her best chances to run as

fast as possible, she will have seen

2:16:022:16:07

the times from the first heat, and

she probably would not think that

2:16:072:16:11

she could win this heat outright, so

give yourself the best possible

2:16:112:16:15

chance, and she is doing exactly

that, and is she doing Jelena

2:16:152:16:20

artisan Clark a big favour, as well

as Rogers.

Shelayna is leading the

2:16:202:16:26

second past, Westaway is going too

fast, the others will catch up,

2:16:262:16:33

Shelayna is leading out the others,

trying to close that up a little

2:16:332:16:37

bit, Buchel suffering with her

fitness, Rogers will come strong at

2:16:372:16:41

the end, but she doesn't like the

fast pace early on. So a lot of

2:16:412:16:46

danger for Jelena Oskan-Clarke, even

though Westaway is a good eight

2:16:462:16:52

metres in the lead.

You can see

Rogers moving around the outside to

2:16:522:16:59

get into closer contention at the

bell, and now she's in a good

2:16:592:17:03

position to attack from here.

Rogers

strong, a very quick 400m runner,

2:17:032:17:08

only the winner will go through,

Shelayna will have to hope that

2:17:082:17:12

Rogers has misjudged this. Buchel is

still a danger. Oskan-Clarke in a

2:17:122:17:18

good spot, I do not know if she will

get it, though, only the winner to

2:17:182:17:22

go through, a scrap to the line,

Oskan-Clarke is getting there,

2:17:222:17:28

Buchel got itself boxed terribly,

well done, Shelayna. That was a

2:17:282:17:33

tough race, and I think the others

have got a good chance of going

2:17:332:17:36

through as fastest losers, Buchel

got into a bad position, which was

2:17:362:17:41

good for Shelayna. I was just

worried she was leading them as they

2:17:412:17:45

were closing, Rogers did Shelayna a

massive favour by going first, and

2:17:452:17:50

then Shelayna was able to latch onto

that and come again, didn't panic,

2:17:502:17:55

use all of her experience, digging

deep competitively, so she goes

2:17:552:17:58

through, phew!

So impressive even in

a bad position, she doesn't panic

2:17:582:18:07

and managers to work into a better

position. She never panics. She was

2:18:072:18:13

in the wrong place a view times, she

went around Rogers, who immediately

2:18:132:18:22

stepped around her and launched the

long run for the finish, and in

2:18:222:18:27

doing so she brought the pair of

them easily passed Westaway. She put

2:18:272:18:34

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke into that

attacking position, and she was able

2:18:342:18:37

to keep her place, keep Michelle out

side of her and put herself onto the

2:18:372:18:43

shoulder of Rogers and be able to

control that race. She didn't go too

2:18:432:18:47

soon, she could have pushed hard,

but she didn't, she waited, and she

2:18:472:18:52

kept something in reserve, and what

she also did, I don't know if she

2:18:522:18:56

did it knowingly, she closed Rogers

back in to cut her out. So she is

2:18:562:19:07

working

2:19:072:19:12

working hard but not as hard as that

desperate search for the line from

2:19:122:19:16

Selina Buchel.

Shelayna, you had

yourself a race there!

Yeah! I

2:19:162:19:26

didn't expect the girl from Canada

to go out so fast, change of plan,

2:19:262:19:31

that always happens in the 800, just

try to keep as close order as I can

2:19:312:19:37

so that it wouldn't be too hard in

the later stages. Have to be quite

2:19:372:19:41

patient going around the bend, I had

enough to kick off, yeah! Are

2:19:412:19:47

pleased to be in the final.

As you

say, a change of plans, what were

2:19:472:19:52

you thinking when she tendered into

a race?

It was really fast, wasn't

2:19:522:19:58

expecting it, but just to stay cool,

calm, just be confident in my

2:19:582:20:05

strength. Yeah, that is what I did.

All right, used only to catch your

2:20:052:20:11

breath, one last one about your team

performance, you are the captain

2:20:112:20:16

here, has your speech inspired the

two medals so far?

Welcome to be

2:20:162:20:21

fair, Laura missed the speech, she

was struggling to get in in time! I

2:20:212:20:25

hope I inspired them, they have all

worked extremely hard to get here,

2:20:252:20:30

they wanted to be here to perform,

and really what I wanted to do was

2:20:302:20:35

for them to perform to the best of

their ability, leave with no

2:20:352:20:39

regrets, and I hope I have done

that.

Apologies, I know you have not

2:20:392:20:43

caught your breath, but that

performance will have inspired a few

2:20:432:20:47

of your team!

Yes, just one other thing to note,

2:20:472:20:52

apart from the other good

performance from Oskan-Clarke, Winny

2:20:522:20:54

Chebet had a token effort, you are

meant to give a bona fide

2:20:542:20:58

performance, so this will be

interesting to see if they look at

2:20:582:21:01

that. She is due to line up in the

1500m final tonight, but she ran

2:21:012:21:12

2.18, we will see whether that was a

reasonable performance. Lie got the

2:21:162:21:20

shot put is taking way, the sector

has been laid out, 20 helpers it

2:21:202:21:26

took to a wrecked the cage around

the circle here as the world

2:21:262:21:30

champion, one of the most popular

victories in the outdoor

2:21:302:21:37

championships, opens his account in

doors. The Kiwi, look at that, that

2:21:372:21:44

is a massive opening throw for Tom

Walsh! I thought he might settle

2:21:442:21:51

into the competition, but look at

this, quick on the floor, brilliant

2:21:512:21:56

example of how to work the legs.

Look at that, that is way beyond 21

2:21:562:22:00

metres! The world leader this year

is Tomas Stanek of the Czech

2:22:002:22:07

Republic, 22.17, that might be under

threat, but that is an indoor record

2:22:072:22:11

for Tom Walsh.

Ready for the last of

the heats in the women's 800m,

2:22:112:22:21

Margaret Wambui, a very familiar

figure, bronze at the last World

2:22:212:22:25

Indoors, and then Niyonsaba from the

Olympics, orderly and over from

2:22:252:22:32

Ukraine, silver last year. --

Lyakhova. Hendry, second at the UK

2:22:322:22:40

in doors, she needs to go close to

her personal best here. And the

2:22:402:22:50

stadium announcer doing my work,

Niyonsaba, no performance so far

2:22:502:22:54

this season, to measure her, but

that was the case in 2016, when she

2:22:542:23:01

went on to win the World Indoors,

Niyonsaba will be strong, will be

2:23:012:23:05

quick. Just the winner going through

automatically, Mhairi Hendry needs a

2:23:052:23:11

quick run. And the times you are

looking core, the fastest losers at

2:23:112:23:18

the moment, the Ethiopian from the

first heat and Buchel and Raevyn

2:23:182:23:24

Rogers. You need something inside

2.02, and the others will be

2:23:242:23:29

grateful that Goule was taking it

out at a decent lick, Hendry sitting

2:23:292:23:33

beside Wambui at the moment.

Goule

will have decided she needs to take

2:23:332:23:39

a little bit of a lead from

Westaway, take this out quick. She

2:23:392:23:44

hasn't gone quite as fast as

Westaway, which is probably better

2:23:442:23:47

for the other girls, but it shows

you the strength of the women's 800,

2:23:472:23:51

first and third from the last

indoors in the same heat.

It is like

2:23:512:23:57

reaching the semifinal stage at some

of the outdoor championships,

2:23:572:24:01

everybody here is now high quality.

Goule nose, and Niyonsaba, we know

2:24:012:24:12

what kind of form she is, she looks

very comfortable typing in behind,

2:24:122:24:19

and Hendry is at the back at the

moment, Margaret Wambui should

2:24:192:24:23

finish strongly, she has shown close

to two minutes, but still Goule out

2:24:232:24:28

in front.

Wambui has been racing,

she got a cell selected for the

2:24:282:24:33

Commonwealth Games team, first time

that Niyonsaba has raised this

2:24:332:24:38

winter, but as she usually does, she

comes out for the indoors

2:24:382:24:41

championships. She is dominating

this now.

So easy for Francine

2:24:412:24:48

Niyonsaba, a different league to the

rest now, as Goule tries to keep

2:24:482:24:54

pace, Mhairi Hendry trying to dig

in. Niyonsaba and the Goule,

2:24:542:25:00

pressure from Wambui. Niyonsaba and

Wambui, as we might have expected,

2:25:002:25:05

Mhairi Hendry trying to dig in and

hold on. Member, three fastest

2:25:052:25:08

losers over three heats, Niyonsaba

as no such concerns. Just inside

2:25:082:25:17

2.01, and Mhairi Hendry could not

get to Goule, Wambui will go through

2:25:172:25:23

with a time from second place, not

sure it is quick enough or Goule or

2:25:232:25:28

Hendry, but we will keep an eye on

that. Selina Buchel was the quickest

2:25:282:25:32

of the fastest losers coming into

this at 2.01, but Niyonsaba, don't

2:25:322:25:39

worry that he has not raised so far

this season or we have not seen a

2:25:392:25:42

thing, we knew she would be quick,

and I think she moves ahead of Aji

2:25:422:25:48

Wilson as favourite.

I think she

does, she ran so strongly there,

2:25:482:25:52

running a similar fashion to Wilson,

she let Goule run it out early on,

2:25:522:26:01

but then she went out very

convincingly. Margaret Wambui was

2:26:012:26:05

not able at any point to get on

level terms with Niyonsaba. Mhairi

2:26:052:26:09

Hendry didn't do anything wrong, but

she couldn't catch Goule to put a

2:26:092:26:17

socket with a chance of the fastest

losers.

Decent run from Hendry, we

2:26:172:26:22

can confirm times now. Niyonsaba go

through, Wambui will go through, but

2:26:222:26:30

not quick enough for the others.

Well, the pole bolsters have been

2:26:302:26:41

progressing, and it has been a

really good afternoon for Maicel

2:26:412:26:46

Uibo, the new height of 5.2 zero. A

few moments ago this was, the

2:26:462:26:51

Estonian making light work of that.

He is a 5.30 jumper at his very best

2:26:512:27:01

outdoors, but that is a very

competent effort. Kai Kazmirek

2:27:012:27:08

looking to protect that bronze

medal. Matched it. Also clear at

2:27:082:27:17

5.20, also at the first time of

asking, which does not matter so

2:27:172:27:20

much, it is about the points. A

lifetime best by ten centimetres.

2:27:202:27:29

Right then, Kevin Mayer, on two

fouls at the same height, he needs

2:27:292:27:33

this if he wants some breathing

space in pursuit of a gold medal at

2:27:332:27:37

the Canadian, Warner. Last chance at

5.20, and it is a foul for the

2:27:372:27:45

Frenchman. He knows the importance

of that, that makes it a full race

2:27:452:27:51

over the 1000m, the last event of

the heptathlon.

The critical thing

2:27:512:27:56

here is that it is ten points per

second in the 1000m, and the gap

2:27:562:28:00

between the two is now 34 points, so

that is three seconds. The

2:28:002:28:07

difference between what they can run

is around about three seconds. So

2:28:072:28:12

Warner can win this world title and

take it away from Kevin Mayer in the

2:28:122:28:16

1000m.

5.60 at his best, Mayer, and

that is a mistake from him, that was

2:28:162:28:25

a chance to really move away from

the rest of the field. And he has

2:28:252:28:30

just let them right back into it,

and of course Uibo and Kazmirek can

2:28:302:28:34

go higher. Are in They the fight for

bronze. Still lots can happen from

2:28:342:28:40

here.

2:28:402:28:44

Slight disappointment for Mayer, but

he is out in front.

Slight

2:28:502:28:53

disappointment for him, but more for

Margaret Wambui, guess what, another

2:28:532:28:58

disqualification, lane infringement.

Along with Niyonsaba and Wilson, she

2:28:582:29:03

would have been contending for a

medal, budgies disqualified. Not

2:29:032:29:07

good enough for Mhairi Hendry to go

through, I think it was in the

2:29:072:29:12

break. Well, there we are, as

Michael said, outside foot on the

2:29:122:29:20

inside line, so no excuse at all for

Margaret Wambui, clear

2:29:202:29:24

disqualification, so out she goes.

Which means, I think, that Raevyn

2:29:242:29:28

Rogers moves up in terms of fastest

losers, so that is the line up for

2:29:282:29:34

the final, Alemu sneaks in. Wilson

will be very strong, but the two

2:29:342:29:41

Americans as well, Habitam Alemu, no

Margaret Wambui in tomorrow's final.

2:29:412:29:50

The triple jump moves into the

fourth round. World junior champion

2:29:512:29:59

in 2012, from Spain and a big effort

and she knows that is a good effort,

2:29:592:30:09

as valid jump.

2:30:092:30:14

as valid jump. Kimberly Williams

still in the lead.

2:30:152:30:21

still in the lead. Service from

Peleteiro challenge. Good on the

2:30:252:30:27

board. Waiting for her distance to

come up, she knows that this could

2:30:272:30:36

be in with a shout and it is. A

lifetime best, 14 metres 40, goes

2:30:362:30:43

into second place with two jumps

remaining, Peleteiro.

2:30:432:30:50

remaining, Peleteiro. So the

Venezuelan has shipped -- has

2:30:522:30:54

slipped.

2:30:542:30:59

slipped. And 14 metres 20, 27, the

best so far from Rojas. It sounded

2:31:012:31:08

good. It is further into the pit.

She is waking up. I think so, the

2:31:082:31:15

field was so big and the first three

rounds were difficult for the

2:31:152:31:19

athletes waiting now we are in the

business end of the competition. A

2:31:192:31:23

much better jump there on the third.

Good solid board. Normally she is so

2:31:232:31:31

animated and has been quiet so far,

Rojas. Season best in third place is

2:31:312:31:38

not enough yet to challenge for the

lead with two jumps remaining. So to

2:31:382:31:43

conclude the fourth round here is

the event leader, Kimberly Williams.

2:31:432:31:52

I'm sure she can barely believe it.

She is out in front.

2:31:522:32:03

She is out in front.

Not very skip

the, but still a great effort.

2:32:032:32:12

the, but still a great effort. Just

overextended, the Sinn went out a

2:32:132:32:15

bit far and difficult to get the hip

over the top of the foot and

2:32:152:32:20

maintain the speed input. But still

great jump. She has put together a

2:32:202:32:23

great series.

Still out in front for

Kimberly Williams.

Turning out to be

2:32:232:32:30

quite a good competition, the triple

jump. Three out of the top four with

2:32:302:32:35

a PB. Raising their game. And

Peleteiro of Spain, that

2:32:352:32:40

celebration, that would be my cardio

work-out! Those two footed jumps,

2:32:402:32:45

try that at home.

That was

impressive. It was, very happy about

2:32:452:32:50

her performance. Took awhile to get

into it but now starting to it. Good

2:32:502:32:56

to see that celebration.

It is

amazing what the runway is

2:32:562:33:01

delivering, a great young jump

yesterday in the men's event.

I

2:33:012:33:10

think we have got it, actually. You

tried doing both to let it jumps up

2:33:102:33:16

to your chest! That is quite

something.

2:33:162:33:23

something. Quite a work-out right

there. Something in the breakfast at

2:33:252:33:29

the hotel. Let's speak quickly about

Kevin Mayer, having a great day

2:33:292:33:37

yesterday but now he is in a race

with Warner. And that three seconds

2:33:372:33:41

pretty much the difference between

them.

The difference between their

2:33:412:33:47

PB and it is a shock. He was the out

and out favourite but Damian Warner

2:33:472:33:54

has raised his game, fair play to

him. It just proves things happen. I

2:33:542:33:59

cannot begin to tell you the quality

of this pole-vault thing. 5.60 best

2:33:592:34:07

and very recently as well. Coming

out of five metres, it just shows

2:34:072:34:10

you.

He has done 5.20 in the past.

But it is an event that he is

2:34:102:34:18

relying on for the big points. Has

he just been backing off and working

2:34:182:34:23

on other events?

No, this failure is

a big shock and you see his

2:34:232:34:28

reaction, just disbelief. I can tell

you now his coach will be

2:34:282:34:33

dumbfounded as to what happened. But

I know he has been working on the

2:34:332:34:39

1500 metres and obviously indoor as

it is 1000.

2:34:392:34:46

it is 1000. Because he has not

really been tested over that

2:34:482:34:51

distance. And I think he knows he

has to produce something better than

2:34:512:34:56

he has done before to claim the gold

medal. It is what we want in the

2:34:562:35:05

final of a multi-event, the two

athletes at the top racing each

2:35:052:35:08

other.

Damian Warner has just stuck

in their even though he has seen

2:35:082:35:16

Mayer just moving away and now he

has the opportunity. I'm a bit

2:35:162:35:21

surprised with Mayer, he has been so

consistent and just a real warrior

2:35:212:35:26

through the competition.

A little

bit sloppy, maybe it is that

2:35:262:35:32

overconfidence that you can get and

you want to have a bit of it going

2:35:322:35:35

into the event that has mostly

nailed on.

But it happens. But it is

2:35:352:35:41

that balance, confidence but also

continuing to stay motivated and not

2:35:412:35:45

celebrating too soon and get

overconfident and get ahead of

2:35:452:35:49

yourself.

You have to stay in the

moment. Let's have a chat with Paula

2:35:492:35:53

Radcliffe. About the 800 metres. And

Oskan-Clarke, looking at that

2:35:532:36:00

line-up now you feel she has a good

chance of pushing through to the

2:36:002:36:04

medals. She has a good chance. Her

main threat I think coming from

2:36:042:36:16

Wilson. She races so well in

qualification and that sets her up

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to get the best out of herself. So

hopefully she can do that. Certainly

2:36:212:36:25

looking strong.

At 300 she looks a little bit

2:36:252:36:33

pained, the expression on her face.

Not looking as comfortable as she

2:36:332:36:37

ended up running about in the

interview afterwards she explained a

2:36:372:36:40

bit of that, you do not expect to be

anything but comfortable in the

2:36:402:36:47

heats but in the end it served well

and she never panicked.

She just

2:36:472:36:53

waited around the bend, I do not

know if it was intentional in the

2:36:532:36:57

home straight but it was a clever

move to close off Buchel in the way

2:36:572:37:04

she did. She just grows with each

race and that is what you need going

2:37:042:37:08

into the final.

Of course that final

is tomorrow and just one session

2:37:082:37:14

tomorrow, the final session of the

World Championships on-air at 2:45pm

2:37:142:37:19

on BBC Two. We also have Mo Farah,

the half marathon, coverage of that

2:37:192:37:25

race as well. Let's get back out to

the triple jump.

2:37:252:37:36

the triple jump. It is Rojas of

Venezuela who seems to be slowly

2:37:362:37:40

waking up.

2:37:402:37:44

waking up. Trailing Williams and

Peleteiro Spain. That is better.

2:37:492:37:56

Knowing that that is a big effort.

Much better, short, hot phase from

2:37:572:38:06

Rojas. Really reaching out and sets

her up. All that extra distance came

2:38:062:38:13

out of the hot phase.

2:38:132:38:18

out of the hot phase.

It is good on

the board and this is going to be

2:38:192:38:22

close with one jump remaining. It

takes the lead, a world leading

2:38:222:38:27

jump. 14.6 three. On the other side

of the track, Uibo.

2:38:272:38:38

of the track, Uibo. In the

pole-vault. He has already got an

2:38:382:38:41

indoor PB. This two matches outdoor

lifetime best. Five metres 30. Could

2:38:412:38:47

give him a better chance of a bronze

medal overall. He has got it!

2:38:472:38:53

Brilliant job. And he loves it.

That

is how much it means to him. He has

2:38:532:39:03

wintered well.

2:39:032:39:08

wintered well. Get it out, that

looks good. Great clearance. There

2:39:092:39:14

could be room for a little bit more.

Now he can change to a stiffer poll

2:39:142:39:20

which could take higher as long as

he can put the energy into it.

That

2:39:202:39:24

is really confident. And Kazmirek in

the bronze medal position, can he

2:39:242:39:31

match that? No.

The significance of

that, now 13 points separating Uibo

2:39:312:39:43

and Kazmirek. And ten points a

second. Both these gentlemen round

2:39:432:39:52

about two minutes 44 the thousand

metres. So we have a total race for

2:39:522:39:58

the bronze position. It will be

first man across the line I think,

2:39:582:40:01

quite frankly. A bit of a gap,

Kazmirek, if he can hold off Uibo by

2:40:012:40:09

a second.

Looks like a battle for

bronze and gold between one and

2:40:092:40:17

Mayer as we predicted earlier. So

the field reduced to four athletes.

2:40:172:40:28

Best in the previous round

2:40:292:40:40

so far, Panturoui. Not able to get

in the medal positions.

2:40:422:40:50

in the medal positions.

I think but

all of the eight should go through.

2:40:502:40:53

The other thing is especially

something like triple jump, you do

2:40:532:40:57

not get the rest time. And it is

tough. Looking at

2:40:572:41:07

tough. Looking at the card, this

athlete, Peleteiro, she has improved

2:41:072:41:11

one litre 20 through the

competition. -- one metre. That is

2:41:112:41:20

the widest I've ever seen in terms

of improvement. So she has a medal,

2:41:202:41:26

she is safe in bronze position but

can she get silver?

Fair to say she

2:41:262:41:30

is up for this, Peleteiro of Spain.

Guaranteed a bronze. Can she extend

2:41:302:41:40

that to silver and possibly even the

goal.

No, pushed too hard. She knew

2:41:402:41:46

as soon as she put down her foot.

And you saw that emotion. I have

2:41:462:41:52

missed my opportunity. 14.40, bronze

medal for her, fantastic

2:41:522:41:58

competition.

22 years of age and a

bronze medal and is a global

2:41:582:42:06

championships. World junior champion

in 2012, Peleteiro. Really good

2:42:062:42:11

performance. Great stuff. I lifetime

best. And there is the event leader,

2:42:112:42:20

Rojas. Just to remaining. They know

their medals cannot be challenged

2:42:202:42:29

other than with each other. They can

swap places. It is Rojas out in

2:42:292:42:36

front in the gold medal position at

the moment. She will go first. Then

2:42:362:42:41

Kimberly Williams in silver medal

position. They do not change the

2:42:412:42:46

order in this last round. The

penultimate jumper is the leader of

2:42:462:42:51

the competition. But whatever she

does here, Williams of Jamaica will

2:42:512:42:57

have a chance to respond. So Rojas

looking to put this out of reach of

2:42:572:43:05

the Jamaican. Fast on the approach.

Laboured through those phases.

I

2:43:052:43:11

think she was over the board, red

flag. That gives the last through of

2:43:112:43:17

the dice to Kimberly Williams. A

great position to be in. Throw of

2:43:172:43:27

the days may be. No luck involved in

this. -- throw of the dice. Kimberly

2:43:272:43:33

Williams, how much do you want it?

At the moment it would be a

2:43:332:43:38

successful defence of her indoor

title. For Rojas. Unless Kimberly

2:43:382:43:45

Williams who has already taken to

the runway and leaked out beyond the

2:43:452:43:55

14 metres achieved in the previous

round. This is the last jump of the

2:43:552:44:00

competition. She knows that she's

silver.

2:44:002:44:05

silver. -- she is guaranteed silver.

I last tried to convert it to gold.

2:44:062:44:11

Stride out, running hard and fast.

Good on the board. Is it long

2:44:112:44:17

enough? I do not think so.

I think

she knows it.

The white flag. Good

2:44:172:44:30

effort, but not challenging that

lead, 14.6 three. Looks to be a fair

2:44:302:44:37

bit down. 14.3 two. Has to settle

for silver. Rojas the first to

2:44:372:44:47

congratulate her and celebrate

another victory. So successful

2:44:472:44:52

defence there by Rojas of Venezuela

ahead of Kimberly Williams. A very

2:44:522:44:59

entertaining triple jump final. PB

for silver and bronze and Panturoui

2:44:592:45:05

in third place.

The start of the

men's 4x400. Ukraine meant to go

2:45:052:45:15

here.

2:45:152:45:20

This is the worlds leading through

are coming into the competition. He

2:45:332:45:37

is fancied to take the gold medal

but Tom Walsh and least a monster in

2:45:372:45:41

the first round. It is over 21

metres. It will not threaten that

2:45:412:45:47

massive puts of the New Zealand

athlete. The Czech Republic athlete

2:45:472:45:59

opened with 20.88 metres. He just

stopped on that. He did not transfer

2:45:592:46:03

the momentum as efficiently as we

have seen in the past. -- 20 .28

2:46:032:46:09

metres. One metre down on what he's

capable of.

2:46:092:46:15

Renny Quow leads what looks like a

very strong Trinidad and Tobago

2:46:152:46:19

Quartet. These were world champions

last year. Renny Quow did not run in

2:46:192:46:26

the final. Let's look at Belgium.

Jonathan Borlee and his selection in

2:46:262:46:35

Ghent last month with a personal

best. Belgium are very experienced.

2:46:352:46:41

This is a quartet to look out -- to

look out for.

2:46:412:46:50

look out for. Krzewina ran well in

the individual 400 metres. The Czech

2:46:522:47:00

Republic, and then Trinidad and

Tobago. Jereem Richards comes in. A

2:47:002:47:07

bronze-medallist in London last

year.

2:47:072:47:12

year. Deon Lendore is rested for

tonight. If Trinidad and Tobago are

2:47:152:47:19

near the potential, they will be

strong enough to go through. Two go

2:47:192:47:24

through automatically. Without

Ukraine going, it makes it a little

2:47:242:47:32

bit easier. We are keeping an eye

out for lane infringements. The

2:47:322:47:38

other athletes are waiting. Trinidad

and Tobago with Renny Quow, the

2:47:382:47:44

former Olympic and world final over

400 metres.

2:47:442:47:50

Renny Quow explodes out of the

blocks, as smaller figure than the

2:48:022:48:07

Czech Republic athlete outside them.

Also going strongly for

2:48:072:48:15

Also going strongly for Poland is

Karol Zalewski. Interesting to see

2:48:182:48:20

how Belgium will go with all that

experience. Dylan Borlee has done a

2:48:202:48:23

bit of racing so far this season.

Trinidad and Tobago are back in

2:48:232:48:28

fourth place at the moment.

Yes, he

has got it really hard, Zalewski.

2:48:282:48:37

They have not even put in one of

their better runners, Omelko, they

2:48:372:48:42

are saving him assuming they get

through. I think Patryk Adamczyk

2:48:422:48:47

would make way in the final if they

qualify. Jonathan Borlee has the

2:48:472:48:57

baton for Belgium. Trinidad have

some work to do to get back into

2:48:572:48:59

this.

Richards for Trinidad and

Tobago now making a move. He is only

2:48:592:49:06

here to raise the relay. He eases

his way past the Belgium athlete.

2:49:062:49:14

Richards, can he hang on over the

last 200 metres? Years beginning to

2:49:142:49:19

fade. Borlee looking strong for

Belgium. Poland and a good position.

2:49:192:49:25

Richards tries to hang in. These

three beginning to separate

2:49:252:49:28

themselves but the Czech Republic

coming back. Poland bring a trained

2:49:282:49:35

in the lead with Trinidad and Tobago

needing to do some work.

A bit of a

2:49:352:49:42

gap appealing. You would think that

Trinidad would pull the spiked with

2:49:422:49:47

Cedenio at his best. There are just

hoping that on the second lap he can

2:49:472:49:53

close the gap. Cedenio is not really

doing anything. Knowledge and

2:49:532:49:59

Belgium are in the lead. -- Poland

and Belgium. Kevin Borlee will take

2:49:592:50:06

the bat in for Belgium. -- the baton

for Belgium. Poland are going to

2:50:062:50:18

hand over the Krzewina.

Poland and

Belgium, side by side. Krzewina will

2:50:182:50:26

bring them home in a comfortable

position. It is two to go through.

2:50:262:50:34

See how far are clearly out of

garden. This much vaunted Trinidad

2:50:342:50:39

and Tobago Quartet are out of form

and out of favour. Gordon has a long

2:50:392:50:44

way to go. Can he bring them back

from the depths? Holland and Belgium

2:50:442:50:51

a long way clear. Trinidad in the

Czech are closing. All the work to

2:50:512:50:56

do for Gordon to get into the top

two qualifiers. Gordon is closing.

2:50:562:51:01

The track will run out. Krzewina is

strong in the closing stages. Kevin

2:51:012:51:08

Borlee brings Belgium home. Krzewina

gets the second automatic qualifying

2:51:082:51:15

place for Poland. So, Trinidad, the

world champions, do not go through

2:51:152:51:19

to the final of the World Indoors.

They are not in that sort of form.

2:51:192:51:25

Poland and Belgium bring us home.

Poland in second place, they will go

2:51:252:51:28

through to the final tomorrow.

Belgium in pretty good shape.

2:51:282:51:34

Trinidad and Tobago, I think they

will have known they were not in

2:51:342:51:37

that end of shape. Gordon, despite

his best efforts, could not get back

2:51:372:51:42

into it.

I do think Poland can get

stronger. I think Omelko will make

2:51:422:51:48

them 0.5 seconds quicker. When you

add up the four best times it does

2:51:482:51:52

not always give you the best team.

These two a well drilled. The

2:51:522:52:00

Borlees, they will not make any

changes in the final. They have put

2:52:002:52:03

out their number one team. Krzewina

was dangerous by the lead man might

2:52:032:52:07

get in front on the last leg. It

will be tough for the Great Britain

2:52:072:52:12

Quartet coming up next.

Worth

mentioning that the Czech Republic,

2:52:122:52:17

without Pavel Maslak, who was rested

for the final, they were not evil --

2:52:172:52:22

they were not even to feature in

that.

2:52:222:52:28

that. Trinidad and Tobago waiting to

see with one more heat to come.

2:52:292:52:34

Poland and Belgium safely through.

This is a twice European, twice

2:52:342:52:39

world champion. His crown has

slipped slightly over the last few

2:52:392:52:45

years. He has been swallowed up by a

very strong world standard. That is

2:52:452:52:51

over 21 metres, though. He opened up

with 21.14 metres. The Germanys 27

2:52:512:52:59

years of age now. He had it all his

own way for a few years, but he is

2:52:592:53:06

in the chasing pack nowadays. 21.15,

in third place.

2:53:062:53:19

Back to the heptathlon. This man has

been the best of the vaulters in the

2:53:192:53:30

penultimate event. 5.40 metres. His

last try. He ran out of steam a

2:53:302:53:36

little bit, but the brilliant

demonstration. 5.30 metres clearance

2:53:362:53:44

at the previous night. He has given

himself a chance of a short head the

2:53:442:53:50

bronze medal. Really competent pole

vaulting from the Estonian. There is

2:53:502:53:58

no javelin today. It would be in the

decathlon, the javelin and the 1,500

2:53:582:54:07

metres. Indoor, it is the

heptathlon. Just the 1000 metres

2:54:072:54:11

left. Take a look at the numbers

across those names.

2:54:112:54:17

We just saw the Estonian athlete in

the fight for the bronze medal. Just

2:54:232:54:27

the 1000 metres remaining.

Next up

on the track, it is the second of

2:54:272:54:37

the 4 x 400 metres. It features

Great Britain. Not all those guys

2:54:372:54:43

are familiar to the athletics

watching public. They are not the

2:54:432:54:46

galleys we would've seen at the

World Championships.

It might be a

2:54:462:54:52

bit of an asked to qualify. They are

not familiar to me, honestly. It

2:54:522:54:59

could be tough. It should be easy

qualification for them. The United

2:54:592:55:03

States is in there. Of course, this

does not look like a very

2:55:032:55:09

experienced group. Experience counts

for a lot indoors. That will be

2:55:092:55:14

concerning. I am not sure how the

assembled a team who they are

2:55:142:55:18

planning to bring in in the finals.

It might be a little risky. We saw

2:55:182:55:25

Lee Thompson qualify yesterday for

the final of the 400 metres. We sign

2:55:252:55:29

last night at the hotel. I was

thinking, I wonder if he will be

2:55:292:55:33

part of that tomorrow. Obviously

not, maybe if they get to the final.

2:55:332:55:38

He obviously has the experience, he

has the experience on this very

2:55:382:55:42

track yesterday. That is a little

risky. Dominican Republic could be

2:55:422:55:48

topped. They have a tradition of 400

metres. The Santos brothers, one is

2:55:482:55:57

in the race tonight, probably

resting for the final. This could be

2:55:572:56:01

an interesting race.

It could be

tricky. It is important we give some

2:56:012:56:06

of youngsters the opportunity to

raise their game and step up and

2:56:062:56:09

work out what the global stage like.

It presents an opportunity for them.

2:56:092:56:14

The experience might not be there

but this is what the pathway is all

2:56:142:56:17

about, learning.

2:56:172:56:22

about, learning. Rodger is an

accomplished 400-metre hurdler. He

2:56:272:56:29

will have given the pep talk.

We

have seen lots of disqualifications

2:56:292:56:34

in the 400 metres. Let's hope this

is quite straight forward is for the

2:56:342:56:40

British Cram.

I think if the British

team are to qualify it will be a

2:56:402:56:47

case of some gadget will be a case

of the some of the parts being

2:56:472:56:50

greater than the hall. The Spanish

team are much quicker on paper. The

2:56:502:56:57

American team are quicker. We are

fortunate that Jamaica have not

2:56:572:57:02

decided to contest a team. The

Dominican Republic, Luguelin Santos,

2:57:022:57:10

he is not there, but the younger

brother, Juander Santos is there.

2:57:102:57:15

We're told that Lee Thompson is OK

but UK athletics wanted to arrest

2:57:152:57:20

him. He had two tough races

yesterday. I imagine he would come

2:57:202:57:25

in if they make the final. They're a

fastest loser spots if we are not in

2:57:252:57:31

top two. We can see Owen Smith

receiving the plaudits of the crowd.

2:57:312:57:38

We're looking at the time of

Trinidad and Tobago. 3.56, something

2:57:382:57:44

like that. This will be tough for

this young team. Sebastian Rodger is

2:57:442:57:50

experience, but we have Owen Smith.

Rodger will go in the second leg.

2:57:502:57:57

After that, Smith and Plenderleith.

I think the Spanish team will be a

2:57:572:58:09

danger. Lucas Bua made the

semifinal. You have Guijarro and

2:58:092:58:14

Samuel Garcia as well. They have

three men who have run under 47

2:58:142:58:20

seconds this year. None of our men

have. Just to give you an indication

2:58:202:58:23

of what is up again -- what is

against them. Maybe the crowd can

2:58:232:58:28

help and see they can raise their

game.

2:58:282:58:30

Spain have Husillos running in the

final two so he is not in this team

2:58:392:58:43

either. They can get stronger. It is

the USA, with Fred Kerley, who made

2:58:432:58:49

a mess of the US trials for the

individual event. The USA are

2:58:492:58:54

leading through the stagger. Owen

Smith will try and slot in behind.

2:58:542:58:59

He is coached by a great runner in

the relays. Smith gave a little

2:58:592:59:05

elbow to Santos. We've seen lots of

disqualifications. You have to be

2:59:052:59:11

careful.

Sorry, the USA are leading.

Yes, company on my cable to look

2:59:112:59:17

around. Much more powerful athlete

those behind. Smith hands on.

2:59:172:59:28

those behind. Smith hands on. --,

yes, Norwood is able to look around.

2:59:292:59:34

It is a fierce battle developing.

But I'm Great Britain and Northern

2:59:342:59:40

Ireland, Sebastian Rodger is holding

often had. Washington keeps the USA

2:59:402:59:48

clear. The gap is closing.

The great

news is that Lucas Bua of Spain had

2:59:482:59:56

a terrible first leg. They looked to

be out of it. Great Britain may be

2:59:563:00:01

able to cruise through. For some

reason the Dominican Republic

3:00:013:00:05

galleys treading water. Spain have

been let down by their most

3:00:053:00:07

experienced runner. He had a

shocker. He ran two rounds of the

3:00:073:00:14

400 metres. Maybe he was too tired.

Hopefully Rhoden-Stevens will bring

3:00:143:00:24

us home in seconds bait -- second

place.

That was an extraordinary

3:00:243:00:28

first leg by Lucas Bua, not by the

rate -- not for the right reasons.

3:00:283:00:34

You can see the big gap back to the

Spanish athlete. It is Porras. He is

3:00:343:00:41

fading. Rhoden-Stevens is some way

clear of Spain.

3:00:413:00:51

Just straightforward business here,

just no mistakes. The same club as

3:00:523:00:59

Lee Thompson. No problem for him.

Plenderleith. Just needing to cruise

3:00:593:01:08

around. Spain will be thinking what

on earth went wrong on the first

3:01:083:01:13

leg. If you do not get into the race

in the first leg it is pretty much

3:01:133:01:18

gone up so the USA cruising here.

Norwood. Interesting to see what

3:01:183:01:24

kind of time we run compared to the

first heat. We will have Louis

3:01:243:01:29

Thompson you would imagine to bring

in for the final. Norwood just

3:01:293:01:34

cruising through. Great Britain are

going to be second. A bit of a

3:01:343:01:37

canter in the end. So pretty good,

solid performance from them.

3:01:373:01:47

Obviously they have others to bring

in by the final. Do not think

3:01:473:01:53

Belgium would get much better but

certainly Poland could.

USA and

3:01:533:01:59

Belgium, Poland and maybe Trinidad

and Tobago if they could find some

3:01:593:02:02

form, they will go through as one of

the fastest losers. But it will be

3:02:023:02:07

an outside chance for Great Britain

and Northern Ireland. But a good run

3:02:073:02:13

from this quartet. This

inexperienced quartet at this level

3:02:133:02:18

but they did a good job going

through to the final and lots of

3:02:183:02:21

things can happen so they do have a

chance.

Well they raised their game

3:02:213:02:25

in terms of what they do

individually this year. Owen Smith,

3:02:253:02:31

an excellent lead. Said Roger, we

know his capability in the relay.

3:02:313:02:38

This was Owen Smith, just use his

elbows against some tough. Dominican

3:02:383:02:45

Republic did not have enough

strength and depth anyway but it was

3:02:453:02:51

really Bua who just did not get

going.

Keeping an eye on Bua here

3:02:513:02:57

and looking for any particular

incident but I think it is just

3:02:573:03:01

fatigue. Already after 200 metres

quite a long way back. Continue to

3:03:013:03:06

fade from there. His team perhaps

knew he was not going to be at his

3:03:063:03:10

best. But impossible from then on

for Spain. And the United States

3:03:103:03:17

taking a big lead which they never

relinquished. But sometimes it

3:03:173:03:20

happens in the relay. Individually

perhaps not at this level. Rogers

3:03:203:03:27

experience but collectively they

stepped up as a team and ran very

3:03:273:03:30

well indeed.

Owen Smith coming out

of the blocks, very good pace.

3:03:303:03:42

Rhoden-Stevens, 46.3. Excellent

stuff and we are through.

3:03:433:03:50

Wonderful performance, boys. Owen at

the breakdown you made sure you got

3:03:503:03:58

yourself into that in prime

position.

Yes I tried to set the

3:03:583:04:03

boys up as best as possible. I did

not want to have to fight but to

3:04:033:04:07

have my own space. I think I set the

boys up well and they finished off

3:04:073:04:12

the job.

You started to get the

tussle against the Dominican. That

3:04:123:04:17

made a big difference to win that

battle.

I hope so, yes.

3:04:173:04:26

battle.

I hope so, yes. Oh and put

us in a great position and I just

3:04:263:04:28

had to do my job, very happy.

Jamal,

what does it mean knowing Britain

3:04:283:04:38

can perform at that level and how

much confidence does it give you?

3:04:383:04:44

Looking back in the 1990s we were

competitive in the four by four.

3:04:443:04:50

Remember Chris Akabusi and those

guys, so we always had that

3:04:503:04:53

tradition. But now the new people

are coming through, less familiar

3:04:533:04:57

faces but it does matter. We are

competitive in the world stage and

3:04:573:05:04

any team we can put up, we could do

well.

Grant, you came in with a

3:05:043:05:09

pretty firm lead on the qualifying

position but anything can happen in

3:05:093:05:13

the relay and especially indoors.

The boys set it up well. The hard

3:05:133:05:18

work is always done in the first

three. Someone else was running by

3:05:183:05:24

me so I had to keep the momentum

going. I kept the pace slowing and

3:05:243:05:31

look forward to the finals tomorrow.

Well thank you very much for talking

3:05:313:05:36

to me and best of luck tomorrow.

I have to say hats off, guys. An

3:05:363:05:44

absolutely stunning performance from

four men who are not that well known

3:05:443:05:48

to most.

3:05:483:05:53

to most. That time is the fourth

fastest ever by a British quartet

3:05:543:05:56

indoors. There you go. That will

give them some confidence for the

3:05:563:06:02

final. And that is how they line up.

Poland I think have others to bring

3:06:023:06:06

in. Trinidad and Tobago made it

through. United States could even

3:06:063:06:16

strengthen as well so it is all to

play for.

3:06:163:06:22

Here is a man who produced an

absolute monster in the first round.

3:06:223:06:32

Set the record for the eighth

longest throw ever. Another big

3:06:323:06:37

effort and another huge distance.

Tom Walsh has come here and he means

3:06:373:06:47

business.

He is happy with that.

Really get behind it. Really drives

3:06:473:06:53

it out. And that celebration.

That

stretch reflex, the rubber band, if

3:06:533:07:04

you like and then he can fire it out

with his arm. 22 .13, exactly the

3:07:043:07:13

same distance. Not a lot the rest of

the world can do about this. Romani

3:07:133:07:23

in the chasing pack, leaving it at

the moment. Currently in second

3:07:233:07:27

place, the Brazilian.

You see the

difference between them. Not as

3:07:273:07:33

smooth across the circle, not as

much speed as Walsh. That is the

3:07:333:07:39

difference, the amount of speed that

you can generate.

No improvement for

3:07:393:07:43

Romani.

Well the studio getting over the

3:07:433:07:54

shock of Rhoden-Stevens going back

to the good old days of the 1990s,

3:07:543:07:58

when this lot were in their heyday!

He made it sound like

3:07:583:08:01

black-and-white TV!

Old athletics,

that quote!

We need to have a word

3:08:013:08:08

with him!

I kind of like it. It puts

us in our place! That quartet though

3:08:083:08:16

should be very proud of themselves.

They were kind of untested in this

3:08:163:08:22

arena, most of them. But they did a

very good job.

They did. It will get

3:08:223:08:28

a bit tougher in the final but they

did a good job to get through to the

3:08:283:08:32

final. They should enjoy it. Just

enjoy it and have a good time with

3:08:323:08:38

it. That gives them the opportunity

for some young up-and-coming

3:08:383:08:43

athletes on the global stage to do

something and be competitive. So

3:08:433:08:47

great job.

Looking ahead to the

women, that is coming up in about 25

3:08:473:08:53

minutes. Great Britain have a few

more familiar names in their

3:08:533:08:58

quartet. But the American quartet

currently has Rogers in there, who

3:08:583:09:05

ran in the 800 metres less than an

hour ago.

And made the final. I will

3:09:053:09:12

be interested, when I saw her name I

thought I would be interested to see

3:09:123:09:15

if she shows up in the final of

that. They already put her in there,

3:09:153:09:19

they cannot change now. I'm not sure

about that. I would think that

3:09:193:09:28

probably is a typo order. I do not

think you could run that and be

3:09:303:09:38

ready for the final tomorrow.

Well

before we look ahead to this lets go

3:09:383:09:44

back down memory lane. Not quite too

old athletics but 2012 in Istanbul.

3:09:443:09:50

Great Britain came out on top

against the USA.

Down the far side,

3:09:503:09:57

moving into second place. And

Britain handed over in the gold

3:09:573:10:07

medal position. What a performance

from the Olympic champion Christine

3:10:073:10:10

Ohuruogu. Hanging the final leg.

3:10:103:10:18

Ohuruogu. Hanging the final leg.

A

stunning run from Christine

3:10:193:10:21

Ohuruogu. She dug deep and found an

awful lot in the latter stages. Now

3:10:213:10:28

battling out in front. The reigning

world indoor champion from America

3:10:283:10:35

just biding her time.

Still looking

strong in the lead. Improving her

3:10:353:10:43

advantage by two metres. Ukraine in

second place. Richards Ross in

3:10:433:10:50

second place. It is between Britain

and the USA. She looks up the

3:10:503:10:58

stream, punching for the line.

Holding on for Britain, it is gold

3:10:583:11:11

for Britain in the women's 4x400

metres relay.

3:11:113:11:17

Is this a quartet that could

challenge the USA?

Who can tell. The

3:11:173:11:23

thing is you need to be in the right

place at the right time and be able

3:11:233:11:26

to strike and get the bat on and

read the race. That quartet that we

3:11:263:11:32

relived so beautifully, took I think

the advantage of Richard Ross

3:11:323:11:38

running from the USA on the last

leg, of not being in the right place

3:11:383:11:42

at the right time and leaving

herself too much to do in the final

3:11:423:11:46

stages. So it is an experienced

team. Compared to the one we have

3:11:463:11:50

now but the US team tend to be

strong. They tend to be able to use

3:11:503:11:55

to deliver when it counts.

I think

it will depend on who comes out

3:11:553:11:58

here. This team in the USA is very

strong. If they have Rogers on the

3:11:583:12:10

end as listed here she will be very

vulnerable. They should make it

3:12:103:12:14

through to the finals. But as we

saw, Richard Ross, that was the

3:12:143:12:25

Olympic champion on the anchor. And

if you make mistakes indoors it is

3:12:253:12:29

very costly. You nervous about this

US team? Not about getting through

3:12:293:12:34

to the final, no.

3:12:343:12:40

to the final, no.

Steve Backley, the

shot put please. We are in the

3:12:413:12:45

fourth round, and it is the big

German, Storl. 21.1 five. That is

3:12:453:12:57

better. Only the top four athletes

get to throw in the sixth round.

3:12:573:13:05

Traditional collide. Did well to

save that. Cannot encroach beyond

3:13:053:13:11

the board at the front of the

circle. He likes it. 21.15 his best

3:13:113:13:16

so far. What a time to produce his

season 's best.

Goes into second

3:13:163:13:25

place behind walls. Coming up

perceiving the women's semifinals of

3:13:253:13:29

the hurdles and the men's heats,

featuring Andy Pozzi, the European

3:13:293:13:34

indoor champion last year.

We caught

up with him earlier. Big news this

3:13:343:13:42

week is your co-captain position.

How does it feel? It is a great

3:13:423:13:46

honour especially because it was

selected by the other athletes. I'm

3:13:463:13:50

hugely honoured to do it. It seems

very fitting and great for me being

3:13:503:13:56

in Birmingham. I have raced at the

stadium for the past well over a

3:13:563:14:01

decade now. So nice to be returning

here. And it will be great but the

3:14:013:14:07

team feel I can offer something as

co-captain.

You are a local lad, you

3:14:073:14:13

grew up watching athletics in this

arena? Will it be a pleasure to come

3:14:133:14:19

back and live out a childhood dream?

I can think of anywhere I would

3:14:193:14:23

rather race than in Birmingham

indoors. I got into athletics I

3:14:233:14:29

think the first meeting I ever went

to go and watch was at this arena.

3:14:293:14:34

The trials for the 2002 world indoor

champions here. So strange that it

3:14:343:14:42

has come full circle and I am here

competing and hopefully pushing for

3:14:423:14:46

a medal. It means a lot more knowing

I have sat on the other side of the

3:14:463:14:51

fence here and watched as a

spectator. It kind of changed my

3:14:513:14:55

life in many ways. Leading me to the

path I'm on now to become an

3:14:553:15:03

athlete.

It felt like last year was

the year Andy posse finally got

3:15:033:15:07

things together in terms of having a

good run competitions. He has been

3:15:073:15:11

troubled with injury the past

through the seasons. What you feel

3:15:113:15:17

he got out of the season as a whole?

3:15:173:15:23

The most important thing was to take

that European indoor title. He has

3:15:233:15:28

been favoured on numerous occasions

and has missed out. That filled him

3:15:283:15:33

with confidence. When he went on to

the circuit, people started to

3:15:333:15:36

recognise who he was and what his

name meant. He was a champion. It

3:15:363:15:41

gave him confidence. Outdoors, at

the back end of the race, he was

3:15:413:15:46

always challenged because I felt he

was excited that he was up with the

3:15:463:15:51

big guys. You need to have that

excitement, but also that sense of

3:15:513:15:55

control. Now he has registered in

his brain, I am one of the big

3:15:553:15:59

players, so I need to perform and

keep Cam all the way through the

3:15:593:16:03

race. That is most important. Today,

we will have to see how he goes in

3:16:033:16:08

the first round, but he has to

realise he is also one of the best

3:16:083:16:13

60-metre hurdler is in the world.

It

is fair to say he was disappointed

3:16:133:16:18

by his performance in the World

Championships. He did not

3:16:183:16:21

transferred those skills, that

speed, into the outdoor season. I

3:16:213:16:25

think he needs to up. Step He knows

that. He feels that pressure for

3:16:253:16:30

himself. Now he is injury free, he

has said he needs to utilise this

3:16:303:16:36

rich vein of form he is in.

It needs

to happen today.

He is a talent. He

3:16:363:16:43

is, and he is in an event that is

pretty open at this point, even

3:16:433:16:48

outdoors, no one is dominating that

event. Aries Merritt, all over the

3:16:483:16:53

years, with health issues, he has

been in and out, and he is always a

3:16:533:16:57

force, Omar McLeod as well, he came

on last year, but there is no one

3:16:573:17:02

who is really dominating that event.

It is always open and he has the

3:17:023:17:08

ability to be an outdoor World

Championships -- he has the ability

3:17:083:17:13

at an outdoor World Championships

and Olympic Games to get into the

3:17:133:17:16

final. He has an opportunity to get

on the podium, here, and give

3:17:163:17:24

himself more confidence.

When you're

in the final, anything can happen.

3:17:243:17:29

It is so unpredictable. I always say

that. The jeopardy is the barriers.

3:17:293:17:34

Even if you are the best in the

world, you can make fractional

3:17:343:17:37

mistakes which can cost you. It is

such Genevan field, both in the

3:17:373:17:43

women's and men's hurdles. You need

to be an song every single times.

3:17:433:17:48

Lots of Herdling coming up in the

evening session. We are starting at

3:17:483:17:52

half past five on BBC Two. We will

have a new world champion in the

3:17:523:17:58

pentathlon, Katarina

Johnson-Thompson, joining as for the

3:17:583:18:00

first half hour of that before her

medal ceremony. Let's see the shot

3:18:003:18:06

put competition. It is reaching the

end.

Thank you.

3:18:063:18:14

end.

Thank you. It is a Brazilian,

before the final cut off. He is in

3:18:153:18:19

fourth place. He is guaranteed

3:18:193:18:21

before the final cut off. He is in

fourth place. He is guaranteed on

3:18:213:18:21

war effort. Only the top four get

that. His best so far, 21.23 metres.

3:18:213:18:30

What is that? Ban on the 21-metre

line, so it looks like there is no

3:18:303:18:34

improvement for him. He dropped his

right foot, rotates well, strikes

3:18:343:18:39

hard. It is pretty solid. He does

not have the same floor as Tom

3:18:393:18:46

Walsh, the event leader. 21.37

metres. It did not look like that. I

3:18:463:18:53

knew continental record. So, the

final round. Four athletes. The

3:18:533:19:03

fifth round. There is one more

athlete to conclude that. Tom Walsh.

3:19:033:19:13

That was to conclude the fifth

round, my apologies. Then he is out

3:19:153:19:19

in front. He is the leader, he could

not save that. He did not need to.

3:19:193:19:27

Two throws on 22.13 metres. Then

lots of fouls. It has been unwell

3:19:273:19:35

since we have had an athlete over 22

metres in the world, but this year,

3:19:353:19:39

are three. Two of them are in the

top four. Tom Walsh of New Zealand

3:19:393:19:47

is one of them. The athlete from the

Czech Republic is the other. Tom

3:19:473:19:53

Walsh, bumping chests. I think that

was accidental. After five rounds,

3:19:533:20:02

one put remaining. Only the top four

get to go in the next round. A

3:20:023:20:09

massive continental record, the

eighth best ever. Identical

3:20:093:20:13

distances for silver and the bronze

medal.

3:20:133:20:20

medal. With one put remaining, Stan

Eck will go first. -- Stanek. The

3:20:203:20:33

athlete from the Czech Republic.

It

drops shy of 21 metres. Not enough.

3:20:333:20:42

He remains in the bronze medal

position. 21.44 metres being his

3:20:423:20:47

best though. His back-up throw of

21.12 metres puts him in third.

3:20:473:21:00

David Storl has a better second

throw and that is why he gets the

3:21:003:21:03

silver medal. You can see the shot

spinning. There is an athlete of the

3:21:033:21:10

future. What do you reckon?

I can

see that.

I can see that. David

3:21:103:21:19

Storl, in silver.

3:21:193:21:24

Storl, in silver. Can he overhaul

the leader? It is long, but not long

3:21:253:21:28

enough. It is a good effort. Do you

know what, Tom Walsh, the event

3:21:283:21:34

leader, has thrown so far. 22.13

metres. You would be optimistic of

3:21:343:21:42

attacking that kind of distance. It

is an enormous effort. David Storl

3:21:423:21:47

having to settle for silver. Only

one man stands between Tom Walsh

3:21:473:21:54

defending his World Indoor title.

The Brazilian.

Did we see a 21.37

3:21:543:22:06

metres from Hamer in the previous

rounds that has now been corrected

3:22:063:22:13

to a shorter distance. Maybe that

was not measured properly and it has

3:22:133:22:18

been corrected.

Can he produce in

the final round? It is possibly his

3:22:183:22:22

best.

3:22:223:22:27

best. His best is 21.23 metres. He

is in fourth place. This has to go

3:22:283:22:36

beyond 21.44 metres to get in the

medals. It is not, it is a

3:22:363:22:42

continental record, seven

centimetres short of the medal.

He

3:22:423:22:46

did not throw 21.37 metres in the

fifth round, but he definitely did

3:22:463:22:51

in the sixth round.

Another South

American record for him. That means

3:22:513:22:56

it is the gold medal for Tom Walsh.

He gets to have one last try to see

3:22:563:23:05

if he can extend this continental

record. This event is stronger than

3:23:053:23:13

it has ever been, and no Americans

to speak of either, after years of

3:23:133:23:17

dominance. Tom Walsh, in the sixth

round, 22.13 metres is best so far.

3:23:173:23:27

That is enormous. Off he goes to do

a lap of honour.

How far is this?

3:23:273:23:35

That is brilliant. He wants to see

the distance. He knows that is big.

3:23:353:23:40

It shows how agile and quick years.

A championship record. 22.31 metres.

3:23:403:23:48

That is the fourth longest of all

time. Adam Neilson, the world

3:23:483:23:54

outdoor champion, the gold medal for

New Zealand, he has done it in

3:23:543:23:59

style. What a wonderful

demonstration of the event. Three

3:23:593:24:05

throws over 22 metres and a new

championship record.

Phenomenal,

3:24:053:24:09

absolutely phenomenal. A superb

display of rotational short potting.

3:24:093:24:19

A glide shot put. What a fantastic

competition. This, like the triple

3:24:193:24:26

jump, took a while to get going.

Really exciting in the last few

3:24:263:24:30

rounds. There is the bronze medal

winner. He came into the competition

3:24:303:24:35

as the world leader. He lost that

and had to settle for a minor medal.

3:24:353:24:42

He knows he was in the company of

greatness today. Tom Walsh becoming

3:24:423:24:49

a real champion of this event.

Popular on the circuit.

A really

3:24:493:24:54

nice guy. He used to be a builder.

He puts his strength gains down to

3:24:543:25:00

doing 30 hours a week on the

building site. Mark Butler, her

3:25:003:25:07

statistician, tells me that breaks

the longest stadium championship

3:25:073:25:21

record, 1987, 22.24 metres. There is

the confirmation. Tom Walsh

3:25:233:25:30

dominated from the start. He's saved

his best till last. The gold medal

3:25:303:25:36

for Tom Walsh and New Zealand.

3:25:363:25:42

for Tom Walsh and New Zealand. A big

field of 16. A straight final. It

3:25:423:25:48

took a while to sort out. It seemed

to accelerate halfway through, after

3:25:483:25:54

the cut, the athlete seem to wake

up. It is an event that is massively

3:25:543:25:59

strong at the moment. 22 throwers

over 22 metres last year. That is a

3:25:593:26:09

record. It is normally between ten

and 20. The New Zealand team in the

3:26:093:26:15

event are going from strength to

strength, will Adams dominating on

3:26:153:26:19

the women's side.

We were told the

of these championships that there

3:26:193:26:24

was a sell-out on the Saturday. I

think there is but there are few

3:26:243:26:30

people who have decided to mark the

occasion with some interesting fancy

3:26:303:26:33

dress. I am not sure of the theme.

Can you guess?

Not at all. I am

3:26:333:26:39

struggling. It is Saturday and the

kids are out enjoying this. Great to

3:26:393:26:43

see so many people have made it

through the snow to these

3:26:433:26:47

championships because they are

seeing some high-class performances.

3:26:473:26:51

Tom Walsh demonstrating that New

Zealander are doing well in the shot

3:26:513:26:57

put.

It is alive and kicking.

3:26:573:27:00

Zealander are doing well in the shot

put.

It is alive and kicking. The

3:27:003:27:01

new world order. The Americans out

of form these days. I am not sure

3:27:013:27:05

why. They are of excellent coaching

and they understand the event. Great

3:27:053:27:09

for New Zealand and it bodes well as

we look forward to the Commonwealth

3:27:093:27:12

Games.

Before we head out to the

triple

3:27:123:27:17

Games.

Before we head out to the

triple jump gold medal ceremony, any

3:27:173:27:18

reasons why?

There is depth there as

well. I think it is a matter of the

3:27:183:27:26

consistency. Also, the top athletes

have not shown up. They always show

3:27:263:27:33

up outdoors. I am not sure why they

are not here. It was a season's

3:27:333:27:42

best, for two athletes, so they rose

to the occasion. I guess the

3:27:423:27:48

standard rose above them.

They

deserve favourite cardio celebration

3:27:483:27:52

triple jumper. We enjoyed that

competition today, it really came to

3:27:523:27:57

life in the end.

It came to life in

the closing stages. It was a really

3:27:573:28:04

solid performance by the Spanish

triple jumper.

3:28:043:28:11

triple jumper. Kimberly Williams,

who led her lots of the competition,

3:28:143:28:16

had to settle for the silver medal

in the end. It was a really good

3:28:163:28:24

performance from the 29-year-old. A

silver medal on the global stage.

3:28:243:28:30

Six and seven Zat two Olympic Games.

The visual gold-medallist.

3:28:303:28:38

The visual gold-medallist. You just

somehow knew that she was going to

3:28:383:28:40

come good. Tired legs, maybe. No,

they are not. She's kidding. She

3:28:403:28:49

brings a certain panache, style and

confidence to the event. She will be

3:28:493:28:52

tough to beat as she goes from

strength to strength. Another global

3:28:523:28:57

title. Two years ago, the gold medal

last summer, and once again, she is

3:28:573:29:06

champion of the world. The anthem of

Venezuela.

3:29:063:29:13

MUSIC: NATIONAL ANTHEM OF VENEZUELA.

3:29:193:29:28

APPLAUSE

3:30:233:30:23

APPLAUSE. She enjoyed her moment in

the spotlight and so she should,

3:30:233:30:30

well deserved. It took until the

fifth round for her to come to life.

3:30:303:30:36

She was yawning during the warm up.

A world lead and gold medal for

3:30:363:30:43

Venezuela.

3:30:433:30:48

The medals designed by a local art

student and they contain images of

3:30:573:31:01

the bullring and and other iconic

buildings of Birmingham. Triple

3:31:013:31:11

jumpers just walking behind. And

really enjoying that anthem, Rojas.

3:31:113:31:21

Almost as much as Daley Thompson!

Let's take a look ahead to tonight

3:31:213:31:29

and the 60 metres semifinals. We

know the main draw now, a bit more

3:31:293:31:34

spread out than the women yesterday.

The Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian.

3:31:343:31:52

The Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian. CJ

is in a good heat, soothing Jan will

3:31:523:31:57

get out there quickly so he will get

a taste of what it is like to be in

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that kind of final. But I do not

think he will have too much trouble

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with any of the other athletes but

he needs to put together a good

3:32:063:32:11

race. Christian Coleman should have

no trouble at all but he will be

3:32:113:32:16

focused, he has the ability and he

can look forward to the future, to

3:32:163:32:20

the next round, to the final. And

just work on things and make sure he

3:32:203:32:24

overcomes things like that stumble

he had in the first round. Ronnie

3:32:243:32:29

Baker, the third heat, he looked

pretty good and his preliminary

3:32:293:32:32

round, the other American. Should

not have any problems and then

3:32:323:32:37

Andrew Robertson. Into the

semifinal. He said he wanted to be

3:32:373:32:41

in the final and he has a chance

because everyone else in that heat

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really right close to where he is.

He needs to produce that 6.5 that he

3:32:463:32:53

produced earlier in the season.

You talked about having to step up

3:32:533:33:01

foot speed through the rounds. But

Christian Coleman without having

3:33:013:33:07

anyone in his semi to really

challenge as opposed to CJ who needs

3:33:073:33:12

to put himself against, will that

make a difference?

I do not think it

3:33:123:33:16

matters for Christian Coleman

because for the first five metres or

3:33:163:33:22

so the competitors do not really

matter for him.

He will be out there

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already. Time for the women's 4x400

metres. Steve Cram is taking this

3:33:263:33:33

relay for us. It looks like Rogers

is going to be on that anchor leg

3:33:333:33:41

from the United States.

She has had

a work-out today. It is strange. But

3:33:413:33:48

once you have declared there is no

option, you cannot change it. So

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once you're on the list of declared

athletes you cannot change it. She

3:33:513:33:57

made it through in the 800 metres

albeit as fastest loser, they must

3:33:573:34:02

think that she can perform. She's

certainly performed well year. We

3:34:023:34:09

will see how she goes but she is

bound to be very tired. I am hoping

3:34:093:34:17

this will be a good, straightforward

qualifications for Great Britain.

3:34:173:34:21

Definitely the easier of the two

races without the Nigerian team. And

3:34:213:34:28

we do not have Zoey Clark but it

will not matter, a good strong team

3:34:283:34:34

with a blend of experience and youth

in there. Amy Allcock leading us

3:34:343:34:39

off. Kazakhstan the only other team

in this.

3:34:393:34:47

in this. Young Hannah Williams,

going on the third leg. Great

3:34:483:34:55

experience for her. And Meghan

Beesley getting back to her best

3:34:553:35:00

going on the final leg. So good

experience in this British quartet.

3:35:003:35:09

Young Hannah Williams looking a bit

nervous as she is bound to be. She

3:35:093:35:12

is on the third leg.

3:35:123:35:18

United States, Hayes leading. Just

watch those lines.

3:35:263:35:35

watch those lines. Hayes, just as I

said that, what on earth is she

3:35:353:35:40

doing. We will need to take another

look at that.

3:35:403:35:49

look at that. Hayes had a look above

the screen. Kazakhstan out in the

3:35:493:35:52

lead. Any Allcock just moving into

nice second place.

3:35:523:36:02

nice second place.

Hayes now in the

lead. The United States running

3:36:023:36:05

under a bit of a cloud. We will take

a look at that, the judges will have

3:36:053:36:09

had a look. Hayes out in front of

the moment. A pretty strong quartet

3:36:093:36:15

as well. United States taking over

as the Italians are chasing down.

3:36:153:36:29

Kazakhstan just making a move now.

This might be subject to a bit of

3:36:293:36:42

infection.

-- inspection. Just

getting up in a bit of a tangle with

3:36:423:36:52

Kazakhstan. The Italians running

well.

3:36:523:37:00

well. Italy pulling away. Great

Britain all of the sudden young

3:37:003:37:09

Hannah Williams has got a real task

on your hands.

And there is Hannah

3:37:093:37:14

Williams. The much younger sister of

Jodie Williams but have a huge

3:37:143:37:20

amount of work to do. The gap

narrowing a bit with Italy. Again a

3:37:203:37:31

close inspection of the first leg.

Perhaps Hayes stepping on the line

3:37:313:37:36

as well. The gap narrowing between

Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

3:37:363:37:41

Williams chasing down Italy at the

moment. Hannah Williams has been

3:37:413:37:46

patient. She just needs to try to

finish this off and make sure Meghan

3:37:463:37:53

Beesley is in contact with Italy.

You do not want to give her too much

3:37:533:37:58

to do. Hannah Williams has done so

well. Meghan Beesley will have a

3:37:583:38:05

struggle for second place but

certainly capable of bringing the

3:38:053:38:08

phone for Great Britain. Meghan

Beesley has been running pretty well

3:38:083:38:14

indoors. She takes second place at

the moment. The United States still

3:38:143:38:21

a long way clear.

Meghan Beesley ran

a personal best indoors and that has

3:38:213:38:30

put in good stead but she has not

broken the Italian. Controlling from

3:38:303:38:34

the front but the Italian very

experienced in spite of that heavy

3:38:343:38:38

strapping. Right on the tail of

Meghan Beesley. The two of them

3:38:383:38:44

running down the USA. Rogers is

fired but they will not catch her.

3:38:443:38:49

Meghan Beesley coming under some

stress in the home straight. Having

3:38:493:38:53

to fight hard, it is going to be

right to the line, and she gets it.

3:38:533:39:01

Rogers did well for the USA and

Meghan Beesley getting in front on

3:39:013:39:06

the first lap, then she had to dig

really deep. And good 4x400 metre

3:39:063:39:13

running. The Italians really raise

their game. A bit of a mess earlier

3:39:133:39:18

on. The first couple of legs, I will

be interested to see again.

3:39:183:39:27

be interested to see again. They got

through but a little bit closer than

3:39:293:39:32

they would have liked.

Any

3:39:323:39:38

they would have liked.

Any Allcock

leading, Williams and then Meghan

3:39:403:39:43

Beesley. And as we said having a

look at that first leg with Hayes.

3:39:433:39:52

Take a look at this again. We've

seen so much of this in these

3:39:523:39:56

championships.

I spoke to Meghan

Beesley this morning and she said

3:39:563:40:02

they have that drilled into them.

She is on the line, that previous

3:40:023:40:07

Ford. And again and not the best

angle to look at it but it was

3:40:073:40:12

before that.

3:40:123:40:21

before that. She was so close. And

Leah Sprenger literally was on the

3:40:213:40:27

line by a few millimetres. And she

was disqualified. I do not know.

3:40:273:40:32

That was very close indeed.

You

would think she would be unlikely to

3:40:323:40:37

be disqualified but you just need a

fraction of the foot on the line to

3:40:373:40:41

be disqualified. Others have been

disqualified for that. It would be a

3:40:413:40:47

shame. We've seen so many great

athletes missing from finals. United

3:40:473:40:51

States deserved to be in there

because they are far and away the

3:40:513:40:54

strongest quartet so that would be

harsh.

Well the USA are OK, that is

3:40:543:41:01

now official. They obviously have

taken a look and decided it was all

3:41:013:41:07

right. A great scrap, Meghan Beesley

hanging on. A much stronger second

3:41:073:41:13

heat. A best for Great Britain.

United States qualify easily. Let's

3:41:133:41:21

speak to the four of them.

Aimee,

you started things off and had to

3:41:213:41:26

run in your lane. There have been

disqualifications this week, did

3:41:263:41:30

that play on your mind?

It was not

that bad Premy, to be honest. I've

3:41:303:41:36

run already on the track three times

so I was pretty sure I would not run

3:41:363:41:42

out of my name. Obviously there's

the awareness that they have been

3:41:423:41:46

disqualifications but for me I was

not so worried.

And you had a battle

3:41:463:41:51

at some point trying to assert

yourself.

I really was, my intention

3:41:513:41:56

was to knock the girls out. We just

wanted to come here and get the

3:41:563:42:02

first qualification out of the way

and now it is job done and we look

3:42:023:42:05

forward to the final tomorrow.

And

Hannah, quite composed leg from you.

3:42:053:42:11

It was all right, I tried to

capture. But happy with my leg.

And

3:42:113:42:17

you should be but Meghan Beesley,

you had a real battle to the line.

I

3:42:173:42:24

just thought we came here to get top

two and I just thought that is what

3:42:243:42:30

we are getting. She was quite close

on the back straight and I just

3:42:303:42:35

thought keep pushing.

Well held off

and congratulations. We will see you

3:42:353:42:40

tomorrow.

Job well done and a sigh of relief

3:42:403:42:46

for the USA.

Yes, Hayes knew she was

close to the line and did some

3:42:463:42:55

acrobatics to get off it and keep

yourself in good shape. Still

3:42:553:42:58

surprised at that line, running in

the 800 metres. But you cannot

3:42:583:43:06

change. And she's in the final. I

wonder if they thought she was not

3:43:063:43:10

going to make the final which would

be strange because she is very good

3:43:103:43:13

and should be in the final. So very

odd but the US looked good and Great

3:43:133:43:19

Britain looked fantastic just in

terms of being competitive.

Thank

3:43:193:43:25

you so much for your company. Just

to say the second of those heats for

3:43:253:43:30

the relays of the four by fours will

be on the BBC website and BBC app

3:43:303:43:36

for you right now. We're just about

to go off air but that is on 5:30pm

3:43:363:43:41

on BBC Two tonight, a whole lot of

finals. The 60 metres hurdles for

3:43:413:43:48

the women, 1500 metres for the women

and we finish with the fastest men

3:43:483:43:53

in the world, all here tonight in

Birmingham. See you at 5:30pm.

3:43:533:43:56

Goodbye.

3:43:563:44:02

Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Championships at Birmingham Arena. Saturday morning's session includes the heats of the men's 60m and 1500m, and the final of the women's triple jump and men's shot put. Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson provide expert analysis, with commentary by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley.