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Another gymnast with a beautiful straight line through the back, but
that swing was meant to be two-way handstand, and it was well off. The
next element was very nice, and the somersault was ambitious, but when
you have to swing backwards and forwards at the end of it, you lose
all you have gained in doing it. Some flights there, a little and
gamely, legs high on the catch. But he swings well. -- a little
ungainly. Up into the dismount, double pike,
well flighted. It is a good standard of gymnastics in this top 24, you
know, from all the nations and regions we are seeing. Really great
to it. As crisps head, his geography went a little bit awry. -- as Chris
said. But he stuck with it, good dismount. It is interesting, when
you talk about this new code, the changes in difficulty and execution,
what an impact it has had on gymnastics from a global scale,
Mitch. It has indeed, and now what the judges have done, they have gone
full is Opel, back to focusing on E score rather than difficulty. --
they have gone. Gulp. Now the E judges have really got their act
together, and it is very tough to get a big score. That, in a way, is
the responsibility of the sport to make sure everything is safely done.
If you give more marks for execution and you do not encourage people to
do skills they cannot do, you're being irresponsible.
Some gymnasts take that out to handstand. He is swinging well, lots
of speed. Adding the difficulty by increasing the turns. Let's see if
he can time the dismount properly. He knows where he is in the air,
that is the shore. That is good from the Indian gymnast. I think the body
needs to get the oil pan out on that bar. You could hear its squeaking.
Ashish Kumar is into 19th. Still a lot of gymnastics to come. Two more
pieces. Kristofer Done, this is his halfway stage of the competition. He
made those moves but he made them look hard. That is when the judges
have a field day. He just catches the toes as he lifts
into handstand. He needs to tuck his head in a little bit. You do not
want to see the gymnast's ears. You want one straight line from fingers
to toes. A good dismount. Such a popular dismount this double pike
back somersault. He is delighted with that clean performance. You
made the point earlier about the technique and style with the New
Zealanders. They have really come on well.
No doubt the judges will be having a good chat about the low deliveries
on a lot of the moves. Yes, it changes the value of them, if it
comes out to handstand it is one value, if it is out late, it is a
different value. That is how the difficulty scores can one day be a
little bit higher than the next. Keatings thinking ahead to parallel
bars. His coaches to his right. It has been interesting in that team
competition because Paul Hall, he is obviously keeping an eye on England
as well at the same time, there was a battle between coaches in the team
competition as well as far as the British team are concerned. The
interesting thing is the coaches work in the same region and our
close friends, one in each camp. The South African. Onto the bar. He is
20 years old. You saw him changing to an ordinary
forward grip. Smooth with a full term. He is swinging backwards as
well. A full twisting double cup. A little bit easier than the full
twist in the double straight division. He is happy to have gone
through without any major errors. The last gymnast up on parallel bars
in this rotation, the 24-year-old David Bishop.
A very short routine from him. Very short. He might be carrying an
injury or something but that was a very, very short routine. If the
gymnasts actually do less than a certain number of moves that this
score is cut in half so they will have all worked out to make sure
they include the minimum number of moves, when today? They will have. I
wonder if we came to that routine halfway through for some reason
because it was extremely short. They have worked on the basis of the less
moves you do, the less deductions you can get. If you are not great at
it, make it short and sharp. One thing is the shore, the judges will
not be long, which for the lads waiting to move on to
not be long, which for the lads from fault will be well received.
not be long, which for the lads Max Whitlock. He takes a little norm
there. I am sure that as nerves, not boredom. -- yawn. Fire macro he is
doing a fair bit of pacing. Keatings absolutely in the zone. He
made his mistakes in the team final with the parallel dismount.
The last gymnast up on the high bars, Siphesihle Biyase from South
Africa. He is holding his nerves. South Africa have done well in the
competition with three gymnasts in the final. That was a bit lopsided
there. He had loads of swing to be able to go into the giant.
That was his close bar element. He went for the forward circle. He did
another one, much better that time. Quite a difficult element. He is
swinging well now. A double twist, double straight. He built that
routine very nicely. Very good attempt. As you say, the South
Africans have posted a lot of potential in these Commonwealth
Games. Very good in the team competition and he as an individual.
Two thirds of the way through the competition. Whitlock still
focusing. A mix of nations and all with the same joy at being here. It
is a great arena and fabulous audiences. It has been full every
day. So it is Keatings just behind
Whitlock at the moment. I say just behind, there are two marks between
them. And then Purvis is just outside the medals at the moment.
All is not lost going into what is the fourth piece of apparatus. It is
not. He had the slight step to the side but he has got the difficulty.
He is one of the top scorers on vault so that is where he has pulled
back his marks. Parallel bars is a strong piece for Daniel. This one
will go down to the wire. As far as second or third is concerned. We saw
Daniel Keatings of Scotland, with his head down, just trying to remain
as composed as possible. He has gone superbly throughout this
competition. He is having a fantastic competition. And
obviously, the crowd will begin airing up even more. Does not help
when he watches Max Whitlock vault out of his skin. We have talked
about is it worth posting the difficulty but he posted a six. He
is one of very few in the world who can do this fault. He is preparing
ready for Rio and this year's World Championships. He really needs to
keep doing it and getting the competition preparation. He can
afford to take a few steps and use that experience. He in himself, he
is looking nervous. We saw him taking on oxygen and for the first
time we have seen him taking on pressure. The chase is more exciting
than maintaining the level you are at. He is in a difficult part of his
career. He has all the expectation on him and I have seen him a lot
pacing. As you can see, Max Whitlock with two more pieces of apparatus to
go is ahead of Daniel Keatings of Scotland, Nile Wilson of England,
then back to Scotland with Daniel Purvis. It is wonderful to see all
the home nations up there. Jelena grid three Scottish, two English and
a Welsh guy all in the top seven. That is great for British
gymnastics. Moving onto the parallel bars, it is seen as a similar piece
to the pommel horse, because it is a supporting peace. You have seen a
lot of them in the qualification go through the routines and maybe take
the big step on the dismount and Daniel Keatings had a fall, so they
have got to concentrate right down to the last minute. But step
forward, step back or fall, could be the difference between a medal or
not at these championships. It is all about the two bars here which is
your forte as well. The lads get a bit of time to adjust it
your forte as well. The lads get a bit of time because you can move the
apparatus to suit you. Every gymnast will have their own wit. They put
highly on it and they make a bit of time to make sure it is prepared.
Going into this, it is obviously going to be Whitlock, Keatings,
Wilson! Purvis is still there, he is only .5 behind. It is a strong
piece. Do you know what, they all deserve it. They have all been up
there at some stage. Nile is a junior, he is
there at some stage. Nile is a junior, he only a few weeks out of
the Junior Europeans. How is he doing it? He has done a lot of work
alongside the senior boys so he has seen Howard they have been training.
He was just incredible. He has got that focus and he is determined. He
knows what he has got to do. The routines are so easy for him. Let's
have a look at who is lining up and what order they will be going in on
this piece of apparatus. The two Australian lads are chalking up the
bar. Daniel Keatings and Nile Wilson have
got a long wait. The vault was over pretty quickly so they had to wait
and watch the rest of the gymnasts go round. And then him being the
penultimate gymnast, that will play with his mind. But Daniel is an
experienced gymnast. He will take himself off to a corner and prepare.
He will have prepared for this. Doing the championships, that
something you have to expect, sometimes you have to wait half an
hour. How deflated you think Frank Baines will be feeling? It is
difficult. He had a serious accident last year. He wants to perform to
his best that he has another two apparatus to show he has the mental
strength to get going. Let's get back to the action with Mitch and
Christine in the commentary box. routine of Mikhail Koudinov. He has
done very well, a very stylish gymnast, from New Zealand. Showing
his style, holding the shape beautifully. Each gymnast is allowed
to include one roll-out in their routine. He needs to land on his
feet. A double twist. He does. Opened with a very nice straight
front, Egypt double front somersault. Controlled and good for
work. -- a double front. -- floor work.
First up for Wales is Iwan Mepham. One of the youngest gymnasts here,
17 years old, from Wales. Straight into his release element. Good
flight. Another big release. Lovely technique.
The turns are meant to be any -- as near to hand stand as possible, that
was a bit late. But he is swinging with confidence. Building got the
swing changes. He lives at high. -- holding up. That was a shame. One
mark deducted. And it was going so well, he was swinging with
confidence. What a shame. He has worked with confidence, he was very
cross with himself. The leader of the men's competition is first. On
parallel bars for this group. He is putting on some guards to show as he
will do a lot of work in that position. -- to show is. Swinging
from the shoulder. He has a bag of chalky rings -- of chalk that the
rings from his own gym. He is taking his mind off things because whatever
he watches will not do him any good. Go to a happy place! Do your
routine. Max Whitlock leading this all-round competition. Two marks. A
clean somersault. Double tuck. He is swinging. Nice
shape selection. Forward swing. Down to one bar. A
nice handstand from it. Double pike, and a skip back. He really is
focused. He is looking so classy. We will see him again in the parallel
bar final, the fifth piece -- the fifth highest score on that piece of
apparatus in qualifications so far. It is the dream competition for six
to floor. He looks totally in control. For all the pacing. -- Max
Whitlock. That hands down on the dismount was costly. 14.1.
Panagiotis Aristotelous, he did get into the high bar final in Delhi in
the Commonwealth Games. How much work has he been putting on over the
last four years? -- putting in. Shop and smooth to open with. Quickly you
can make those pirouettes. His coaches hovering. Something big is
going to come. -- his coach is hovering. He had to upstart out of
it and it now looks like he is using an exit routine. Nice shape at the
top. The gymnasts have to swing backwards and forwards. The
shoulders plummeted. Double, double. He was a bit disappointed. There
were too many errors. Even at the end, I do not know where his
deductions would have stopped because he wandered up to the
dismount and then he saluted the judges. 14.966. Very close to the
golden 15. Max Whitlock now well ahead. Nice to have margins for
error. Another battle is for silver and bronze. Daniel Keatings in the
silver medal position. What a competition Clinton Purnell is
having. In fifth position at the moment. Behind Daniel Purvis.
Hesitation in the swing. Locked out the handstand nicely. Both those
skills. He really needs to keep focused now because this is the best
competition in terms of scoring and consistency that he has ever had at
this level. He keeps the swing. A swinging half term. Double pike. He
is keeping it up. He did well with that dismount to just have one pace
back, it could have been a lot worse. It could, it was a bit flat.
Others have sat down when they have landed like that. This is his terms
and he is not going to throw it away. The score for Panagiotis
Aristotelous on high bars. That takes him temporarily into fourth.
When you said he wandered off, he almost said to the judges, that was
rubbish. Utterly deflated. You have to keep the show up. The high bar
lies in wait for the gymnast from Singapore. China starts his swing.
-- Gabriel Gan. So many gymnasts choosing to start with that and he
is showing as he cannot do it, missing it twice. -- showing others.
It would have been better with his feet together at the beginning. Now
he has got going much better. And a good dislocation. He has got very
nice work, this gymnast. Double straight dismount. So nothing wrong
with his feet on the landing. At that as a coach, you would like to
get your hands on that gymnast. Huge potential, lovely shape. The shapes
he is making without twists are perfect. The basic swing is
beautiful. Talk .9. Clinton Purnell. -- 12.9. A young Nile Wilson watches
on. Scott is the thumbs up. It is going ever so well for you, mate!
Luke Wadsworth for Australia now, and he was not too shabby on this in
qualification. Yes, he is a small man with soft and supple shoulders.
That is why the apparatus suits him. A double move between gymnast and
coach. He did well to rescue that. Slight bent arms on the first two
elements and that is very difficult. A double grasp on one rail.
Has he got his geography right? Back. In the right position. Good
upgrades, this had better be a front. Nicely done, keeping good
swing. Double pike. A pace back, and a few scary moments at the start. He
sorted his arms out eventually. And he is preparing the bars for his
team-mates. Good team spirit, salute and go back to the parallel bars and
give as much preparation time as possible. And keep the competition
moving. 10.933, the lowest high Bosco we have seen. Gabriel Gan. He
had effectively two falls on the apparatus when he tried to straddle
up to handstand twice, and that was very costly. Rakesh Patra. We have
been so impressed with him. In any strong elements of the apparatus
that requires strength. Not so much flowing in the swinging but maybe
that will improve here, Chris. This will be a test for him and it looks
like he is going for it. will be a test for him and it looks
like he is With a half turn, lovely swing out. Not a gymnast to hold
back, I do not think. He has used that skill twice. A half turn.
best and that was it bit late on the dislocation. -- a bit. But the
energy is really good. I hope the times this dismount properly. He
kicks back, a fall twisting, that was good. What was a very optimistic
routine from a difficulty perspective, he had a go. He had a
go, but it was controlled, he knew what he was doing. It was not just
wild. Rakesh Patra obviously putting in a lot of work in the gym. A hope
for the future. One of the highest scores of his five so far, one more
piece to go for him. Two more for this young man, 21 years old, and he
will be the last gymnast on parallel bars so still a bit of a wait for
Max. Naoya Tsukahara will set the pace and the tempo nice -- now.
Beautiful to watch on this apparatus and the qualified with the fourth
prize score in qualification. -- fourth highest score. It was a
beautiful exercise. Can he bring it out again? Slight you short, it is a
difficult skill. -- slightly short. And the second was slightly short.
Not quite the edge he had in qualifying. But that was beautiful.
He keeps the swing. Just squeezing it through. You can
see the tension is not there that was there in qualifying. The double
pike is impressive. He was in sixth position after the last rotation. A
reminder that Max Whitlock of England's leaders after the last
rotation. Daniel Keatings of Scotland in second. Nile Wilson of
England in third. Ashish Kumar on high bar. He managed to get into the
overall competition in Delhi in front of the home crowd. They can
give a lift to their gymnasts. And he has impressed here.
to grow an extra few centimetres to make that catch.
Keep the swing going. He just over controlled it. The
Keep the swing going. He just over controlled it. pace of the routine
changes depending on what you want from it. You can see when he is
going to turn, he brings his hands in close. Not the most difficult
dismount but nice work. It floated away from the bar. It was a
delightful dismount. A good view of the Pact Hydro arena.
Tsukahara has one more piece of apparatus to go.
Daniel Purvis is just .5 outside of the medals after the last rotation.
This is a very, very important piece for him. And it is a good piece for
him. He made a mistake but recovered
well. Dan Purvis has got himself together
after what could have been a big problem. Straddle front, nicely
done. A double pike and he landed it
nicely. There was a hairy moment right at the start of that routine.
He has just got to hope that the judges will be kind. The difficulty
will be down a little bit as he left at the one rail element. But he got
through cleanly. I do not think it will be a good enough routine to
make inroads if all the others work well. They have all got yet to go.
He is quite tall gymnast, swinging powerfully. One and a half
pirouettes. Up very nicely into handstand. The legs shot out at the
right moment. A strong Tkachev with half turn.
This is a very impressive routine. He was very late putting the twist
in. A good landing. That is his fifth piece of apparatus over with.
One more to go and the New Zealanders will finish on the floor.
They really have made great strides, Christine, in terms of style and
putting good exercise together. New Zealand are impressing at these
championships. Oh dear, it will not be good enough.
Every 10th is vital. I have just been doing some maths. It is not my
strong point. Frank Baines for Scotland on his penultimate piece of
apparatus. Very unusual preparation technique
but it is paying off for him. He is swinging well in support. He
sets up the double pike, very nice, very clean, well done. He has come
back on song. Frank Baines, the highest qualifier on parallel bars.
We will see him again and that routine again on the parallel bars
final the day after tomorrow. But this is a crucial routine for Daniel
Keatings. We will get Kristofer Done's score from high bar first. He
is into seventh at the moment. It is a good score. Scores are hard to
come by on high bar. David Bishop for New Zealand. Sean Ohara to
follow him. A really good lift of the chest on
that Tkachev. All these release and catches are done close to the bar or
with lots of height and flight. If you have lots of height and flight,
you get more marks. Good position! What a landing!
Certainly one of the best landings we have seen on high bar. I think
even he is surprised as well. It does bear repeating that New
Zealanders have really thumped their style, their signature onto this
competition. They have made such strides, not only in difficulty, you
can see a lot of call work is done, a lot of basic skills have been
hammered and they really know where they are. This is really good to
see, good for the Commonwealth. Frank Baines preparing for high bar.
We will see him again in the parallel bars final. I think he
clipped his feet on the floor. This is a crucial routine for Daniel
Keatings. He is currently in silver medal position. There was a mark
between him and Nile Wilson in bronze but Nile Wilson has 0.7 on
him on high bar. So just .3 to play with him. -- here.
Very positive in the under somersault elements.
A little bit of hesitation here from Dan Keatings.
There were some errors there. It did not go to plan but he reassessed and
he got what he could out of it. Will it be enough? We will have to wait
until the end of high bar to find out. It was a good, good stylish
performance. He covered his tracks well. He certainly major of this
dismount, where he did not in the team qualification. He made sure he
met the floor properly. If they give him all the difficulty, he will not
suffer too badly. The second group on high bar from
Australia. This is a nerve wracking peaceful
spectator and gymnast alike. He was a little bit late on the
pirouette. You can see the coach anxiously hovering underneath.
A big pace forward. Quite a short routine. He just packed everything
in as quickly as he could. He is having a few problems with his left
hand. He has probably got a rip on his wrist. He will enjoy the carpet
burns on floor to come. Daniel Keatings has got a very big parallel
bar score. He has scored 16. That is his strong peas. That was his big
card to play. Still a respectable score. If Nile Wilson is to go ahead
of Keatings and give himself every chance on high bar, this is a
much-needed parallel bar routine. He is just 18 years old.
Very clean to somersault from handstand to upper arms. He had an
identical start Keatings. I have to say, it is better at this stage.
There is the healy out. double pike back. I will not sit on
the fence, he should get a higher score than Daniel Keatings for that
routine. The routine, the execution was great. But whether the
difficulty was quite as high, we will have to wait and see. Sam
Oldham is watching on. Uncanny to produce this majority when a few
weeks ago he was a junior. The scores are very hard to come by. I
had the opportunity to watch Nile train and I watched him prepare for
the Junior Europeans, he works like that in the gym all the time. A
first look at floor in this rotation.
Clean landings so far. It is short of the straight line in that
handstand. Very good, smooth. All these tumbles have got
difficulty value. They pack it in. If they can work quickly, they can
put more difficulty in. around. So many of these gymnasts
performing fees. -- please. No doubt about the level of the competition,
very high indeed. 13.5. Aditya Rana. What has he done? 15.433. It was a
superb form and is from Nile Wilson, -- superb performance. Well
deserved. Much higher than anyone scored in qualification. The top
score in qualification was 14.9 so that is some score from Nile Wilson.
Max Whitlock in front. Daniel Keatings in second. Daniel Purvis
has dropped a bit. Clinton Purnell has dropped to seventh and he will
want to go up the rankings with a high bars. -- the high bars. It is a
given Max Whitlock is well ahead but the battle is silver and bronze. 4.4
in it which is very close, knowing Nile Wilson beat Daniel Keatings in
qualification. We knew it would be close, but not
this close. This is Nile Wilson's routine. The pressure, yet again.
Knowing that this is his chance to claw back and give himself a chance
on the high bar. It shows you how well he knows his routine. Scott was
speaking to him and he will you saying, you know what you have done
in the gym, do the same and forget you are in this major pressurised
environment. He is such a classy gymnast to watch. Every skill. The
legs locked together. The toes pointed, the arms straight and there
is no wobble, he holds a handstand position. He is the junior European
champion on high bar. And he will come out of the blocks giving it
everything. He well, he has nothing to lose, it is his first year in the
senior competition. He is definitely going to come away with a medal,
that is a given. How must Daniel Keatings be feeling
knowing he let the pressure get to him again? His routine was not too
bad, there were some errors. In his eyes, it could be better. You could
see his face, he was not happy, he had not given enough to have that
advantage. How will the order affect him here? Daniel Keatings is going
ahead of Nile Wilson which could come into play. It would be better
for Daniel Keatings to be first. Max Whitlock will finish the
competition of and deservedly so. And how do you think he will go? He
has got nothing to lose again. He has gone out there and I do not
expect it to be different with the high bar. He will have his routine
and they will not bother changing it to make it easier for him to win a
title. These other gymnasts warming got behind us. -- these are the
gymnasts. Mail Wilson just focusing on the high bar. -- Nile Wilson.
Just throw at, do a couple of twists! -- throw him. Our youngest
member in the making. Look at how relaxed years. He is getting a feel
for the bars. Even stylish in warm up. Yes, there is nothing to deduct.
He has the difficulty and execution on his side. The first gymnast is
ready to go on the floor. Panagiotis Aristotelous, from Cyprus. One of
the older gymnasts in the competition. We were talking how
wonderful it was to see Naoya Tsukahara on the world stage, at
this lad equally as old, at 27. -- but this lad. Over to commentary for
the last piece of apparatus for this meant's team final. All to play for
on this high bar. -- men's. A very popular series of moves.
Front somersault. The 1.5 backwards into the front, with half. A
compulsory element that the gymnasts have to do. An Arabian half turn.
build difficulty. A full twist in front, an immediate dive roll. --
twisting. A good double twist. That was not a
hugely difficult routine and he looked a bit unhappy throughout.
Complaining about his hand slipping. We saw him not terribly happy on
high bar as well. Clinton Purnell from Wales has had a storming
competition. He was in seventh on the last rotation and he will be
looking to get every point the camp on Frank Raines, in sixth. Naoya
Tsukahara six. For now, it is all about this.
Good on the full turn. A good start. 1.5 turns. Nice and leisurely. Into
the inverted swing. This can catch people out. A little bit late,
without a turn. He is of with a full twist double straight. And that was
a very secure competition from Clinton Purnell, he will be
absolutely delighted. His second Commonwealth Games and he made the
most of it. You cannot ask for anything more than six pieces
without a major error. And in this company, to be coming in around
seventh is not bad at all. The head is fixed between the arms.
He releases for the double straight. High above the bar. The legs are
locked together. He sees the floor. He springs the arms out to steady
the body. Delighted with his all-round
competition. Panagiotis Aristotelous. A score of 12.7.
Gabriel Gannon now, from Singapore. -- Gabriel Gan. I think we will see
some twisting here, Chris. I do not know. The first tumble. Beautiful,
classy, there is obviously some problem. That was better. If front
somersault with 1.5 twists. -- a front.
A little bit of double circle work. He looks much happier in support.
Good wide and handstand. Held for the required time. -- white
handstand. Are we are going to see something
more exciting to finish with? Yes, double twist to finish with. I think
he is maybe nursing an ankle problem because if you think about the
dismounts, he certainly has played safe. He said earlier that he is
ready to add a difficulty to his repertoire if he is not going to
will. -- to add difficulty to his repertoire if he is not going well.
That is not too shabby for Clinton Purnell. That is a good score. Very
respectable. Luke Wadsworth, his last piece of apparatus. Such a test
of strength and some -- and stamina. A little bit of hesitation. The
swinging element from it. Half turn. Very carefully placing his hands. A
little bit late. But this is very difficult.
Very well done indeed! So he has had a consistent competition as well,
Luke Wadsworth. He lands the sixth piece as he would have hoped, you
dream about a dismount like that at the end of a round. The consistency
has been capped Ching. -- catching. 10.933. He is consistent. Sorry, I
gave the high bar score. That felt like quite a high score. Rakesh
Patra now, on floor. The power house. Completely different style.
The double Iranian, half turn into a double front. Nothing leisurely
about this gymnast. -- double Arabian. Half turn.
I am not sure that was held quite long enough.
A double twist. He just loses his head a bit on his twisting which
means he ends up hiking down. He meets the floor and he rolls
forwards. Not the best shape in the handstand. We getting now? -- what
are we getting now? He goes for it but he lost himself. He lost where
he was and a hands down at the finish. Talking about the power, he
lost -- you started the last tumble three quarters of the way up. -- you
started. A poor construction of exercise. Luke Wadsworth, for the
high bar. The next gymnast as Naoya Tsukahara. -- the next gymnast is.
He is the current all-round Australian champion. Residency in
Australia since 2013. An interesting classic addition to the Australian
team. Classic, indeed. You can expect to see on this apparatus, the
Japanese are really good on the high bar. A full turn. He has rescued it.
So much time in the turn. And on the one and a half. Great to watch. A
bit flat. But a nice kick out. A full twist. They do have a special
style. The Japanese have an aura about them. The three-time Olympian
finishes as he has done many an all-round competition with style.
but the sort of gritty performer has gone now. Nearly every piece that
has been the odd error as well. He just tucked the leg up on the long
swing when he did not have enough swing. That, I guess, is the
difference from when you are at your absolute peak, a veteran of three
Olympics. That final twist proved too tricky
for Rakesh Patra. Ashish Kumar finishes his six piece of apparatus
on floor. What a shame. He was just too
controlled. He is just not quite round, gave the
judges opportunity to deduct. That is a nice controlled handstand
though. As he met the floor, his legs were
extending. Good style, legs beautifully
together. A bull twist to finished, very
clean. -- a pull twist to finish. -- triple twist.
The raw for Daniel Purvis from Scotland, rounds off his all-around
competition on high bar. It will be impressive. Yes, he will not be
faint-hearted, he will go for it. Late on the want with five twist but
he is absolutely determined here to go out with a flourish. -- 1.5
twist. Quite technique. A double double, nice landing, well done, Dan
Purvis. He lands with absolute respect from the crowd here at the
Hydro but he will not threaten for a medal. He was two marks going down
-- two marks down going into this apparatus. Scotland's hopes lie with
that man, Daniel Keatings now. He has been a bit in and out through
these championships, Dan Purvis, which is not what we have come to
respect. He has been Mr reliable over the last few years for the
British team. He has had little mistakes everywhere. The law was
great, that was one of his best pieces. -- floor was great. Ashish
Kumar with his best score yet. Mikhail Koudinov, the last gymnast
to go on pommel horse. We saw him with the air on high bar but I'm
sure he has got all his preparations in order for this piece. He starts
with a very nice handstand. A little bit of hesitation as he came down
but this is lovely work. He split his legs but recovered for
the dismount. The story of many other gymnast on the pommel horse. A
good display of gymnastics from the New Zealanders. Indeed, they have
impressed, good strides forward. Dan Purvis contemplates what could have
been. That is not the best all-around
score he has had. He is in the 90 plus club. This lad is also in a
high bar final. He has some moves on this bit of kit.
Very clean, very high, lovely technique.
A little deep touch with the knees. I don't think he touched. A fine
display of technique and difficulty from Frank Baines. It is really the
connection where he is lacking a bit, Chris. I think it is
confidence. He did have a nasty injury six months or so ago. When
you say nasty, he broke his back. Yes, it affected his confidence plus
he has grown a lot when he was injured. He was a junior and he has
come into the senior ranks. It has just taken its toll bit. But I think
he will come back strongly and give him another year or so, Frank
Baines, and I think he will be a force to be reckoned with.
Looking for power and style here on floor. He starts off well.
The gymnasts try to rebound from one somersault to the next so they do
not have to take so many landing deductions. It is also a good way to
build your difficulty, two moves together. That was a nice handstand.
That was a difficult combination. Worth a lot but not if you put your
hand down because that is one full mark off. He waves to the Hydro and
that is him done for now. But he will be back tomorrow in the floor
final. It is a punishing schedule, this, for the gymnasts.
Frank Baines, that is his six piece is done and some valuable lessons
learned, no doubt, in front of this huge crowd as Daniel Keatings is
introduced. Now, you will have to produce some magic here, my man.
This for a silver medal. Keatings is going very well. If ever
he needed to produce work like this, it is right now. Here is the
dismount, a full twist. Well done, Mr Keatings! It could not have been
any better, he has done what he can. He just has to hope we will now see
itching in the armour of Nile Wilson. That was absolutely
fabulous. The whole crowd willing him on. He did every move to his
maximum. Goodness me. A little bit of congratulations passed on from
Nile Wilson as he makes his way over to the chalk bin. A lot of people
watching might have doubted his consistency, Christine, but he
produced it. Look at this. A full stretch, he really gave it
everything, didn't he? Interestingly, he has got two
different guards on there. Interesting to you, Matt, but it
might be his favourite guard. One is with a Velcro wrap and one is with
buckles. No, I find that very interesting! You may not, Mitch. You
have got to get out more. Yes, he says. He knows he has done
everything he can. Nile Wilson will have to wait a
moment or two for Sean Ohara, 23 years old.
We know he has got power, we have seen it on vault. It is difficult
for the gymnasts to stay in the square but he has.
He is taking time to think about his tumble.
Quite a lot of the gymnasts are choosing not to use the whole of the
diagonal, just taking a short run. He had a quick look at the score to
make sure he is not under time, and he is not. That is a very nice
finish from Sean Ohara. performance on floor. Daniel
Keatings is waiting. To see what the judges would think. It is 14.766.
88.298. Nile Wilson here with it all to do. He was in bronze medal
position. Daniel Keatings has laid down the gauntlet. We may see
pressure for the first time from this young man. Emphatic in the
release. Emphatic in the full twist. And confident. No sign of nerves at
all. The pirouette is close. Another release which was confident. And
another is coming up. A little bit flat but it does not
matter, the inverts were nicely done. Watch the shape change. A kick
up the front. Mr Wilson, have you done it? He needs something in the
region of 15.1 to do it. Daniel Keatings, 14.766. He looks to the
sky with hope. Is it still for all runs? Well, whatever, he has had a
fantastic, addition. -- is it silver or bronze. What a gymnast. Two, here
and to perform in the way he has is not just good news for him but for
British gymnastics -- to come here. They bring gymnast through from
junior rankings, not many nations can do that. A thumbs up from Sam
Oldham who can only applaud. And he was Junior European champion once as
well. And these young lads have come through for the last six years from
the junior teams. He kept his form on that. His knees locked together.
He is a sophisticated technician. I think he is a really natural
gymnast, he has that natural feel. That step upwards was the one error
we have seen today. -- backwards. I am sure people watching of thinking,
how is he doing his moves at such a young gauge? It is quite remarkable.
-- age. Hours of training, so much dedication. Will he be rewarded with
a silver medal? No, he has not. It says second, but Daniel Keatings is
leading. He is happy with a medal. Daniel Keatings will take silver and
Nile Wilson bronze. Daniel Keatings just glanced at the scoreboard. The
Gold medal will surely go to Max Whitlock? Will he go all out for
difficulty? Will he keep this going? Or will he for the first time play
safe? Max Whitlock with a chance of old in the men's all-round at the
Commonwealth Games. The advice would be, do what you have trained. Do not
try to cut down or to step up, do what you have trained.
A bit wide. A full turn. Lovely. He is not compromising.
Nicely locked out from the shoulders. A leisurely turn. A full
turn. He changes shape. The next swing. And the landing! He has
absolutely nailed all six pieces of apparatus. Max Whitlock has just
landed on a Gold medal! What a star! They have all been great. Sparkling.
Absolutely brilliant performance from 65 map pro and he did not hold
back. -- from Max Whitlock. You have to say in that situation, do what
you have trained. That is not his style. There was never going to be
any holding back. If he was going to hold back, it would have been on the
vault. Wrist yen and Louis Smith delighted. -- Christian. It was
stratospheric. He kept his head, there was a lot of ritual between
the apparatus to keep his focus and it paid off! The current British
champion has not defended his title this year. It is always tougher to
defend than to win in the first place. -- has defended.
A good swing. Not so much one of his signature pieces, the high bar, but
very efficient. And this, for what we have come to know him so well
for, his multiple twists. A double twist at the end of that double
straight. Now he can smile. That is lovely. Team-mates. Most of the
time. Rivals today. You would never believe it from that shot. Fantastic
camera Roger Eve. And absolute respect for one another. --
fantastic camaraderie. Confirmation, he finishes with a bang. 15.1. A
world-class score. He is in the Super League. He really is. He has
got his eye on making inroads in the World Championships. I am thrilled
for Daniel Keatings. What a cracker of a competition.
Look at that total. 90.6. Two days in a row he hit the 90 barrier. It
is incredible, Daniel Keatings is two marks behind but Max stole the
show. I thought, is he going to play safe? Why risk it? I knew he would
not play it safe, he knows what he is going to do. And you do not want
to mess with a gymnast's mind too much. Why starts taking stuff out to
mess with it? Let's treat ourselves to it one more time. He came into
this with an element of a relaxed feel but he wanted to nail that 90.
He did, and that is the big thing, going into the World Championships.
Everything was done to the maximum, it was not played safe. A bit
scrappy on that at that was the only wild things throughout the routine.
-- at. The wild things throughout the routine.
-- at. handstand, near enough perfect. Height on the releasing
catch, and the legs locked together, straight arms. He has great flair
and style throughout the routine. When the order is put together on
this final, the highest qualifier normally wraps up the competition
and they go last. So all eyes on him and he knew that when he launched
with this this month. Goodness me! You want to nail this routine. I was
watching his coach. As soon as he landed and nailed it, Scott was
jumping up and down. You have done that so many times, what does it
feel like when you see your feet are perfectly positioned and you have
nailed it? It is relief that the hard work and
tears to get to that point has finally paid off. I spoke to him in
2011 at the World Championships, he was named as reserve and he was so
disappointed. I said, your time will come, do not panic, and he has
proved it. As the boot -- has he peaked too early for the World
Championships? I do not think so, he has great support, they will have a
bit of downtime after this game is and they will go back in preparation
for the World Championships. Which is not far away. It is the beginning
of October so they will have a bit of downtime but he will keep his
stamina and his fitness going. And will he stick with the same
routines? Yes, that was the purpose of this competition. The reason he
put out the triple twist on the vault and the difficulty on
pommelhorse is to prepare for the World Championships. This was his
chance to try let and if it did not work, they could go back to the
drawing board. The world is watching, what will everybody be
making of a young Nile Wilson? They will be worried. Do they know that
we have got more coming through the ranks? We have, and there are more
after Nile Wilson. We cannot at some of his performance. We keep saying
this, we talk about the composure but he knew what was at stake.
You can see the relief on his face at the end of the routine. There is
not even a lake separation in it. Does he even impressed you? -- leg.
He does, and the somebody to keep an eye on. British gymnastics will be
looking after him and his coach will have a plan of action leading up to
2016. For the men, it is usually a bit later in their career that they
produce. Max Whitlock is only 21. He did the same four years ago in
Delhi, he shot onto the scene. Now it is the turn of 66 map row and
hopefully he will win the Commonwealth title -- Nile Wilson.
What will this mean to Daniel Keatings? Everything to him. He
missed out on London 2012, this is the home Games for him. As soon as
he landed that dismount, he had that elation on his face. He is such a
stylish gymnast. The top three, it is down to position. He did not do
himself favours and parallel bars. He did it the hardware it by having
a couple of wobbles. That is where experienced shows through. --
experience. He can pick himself back up and he has one piece of apparatus
to prove himself on and as soon as he lands his dismount, it you see
the reaction. -- you see. He has been one of the real stars of
British gymnastics. And you know the way you always need somebody to
chase? That person you are working towards is so important and crucial,
and Daniel, in my eyes, has been that person. He has had an
incredible career. Medal after medal. But not in the past couple of
years. It was 2009, 2011. He had the disappointment of not going to
London and he took it hard but he knew he had this to focus on. It was
his home Games. I am so pleased for him, his mum and dad will be in the
audience and they have supported him so much. What will this competition
do for his chances for the British team selectors? Eddie will be in the
audience and he will have been looking at that group. He will be
thinking he is quitting for the World Championship. And Frank
Baines, as much as anybody here, he has learnt the most. Because
sometimes, you need to come out on a stage like this and if it does not
go your way, you learn more. He is still so young and he had a major
injury last year so he has had to come back for it. He has not
necessarily had the same preparation time as the others. The woman a lot
from this and he is one to look out for in the future. We are waiting
for the gymnast to come out for the medal ceremony. We have two England
gymnast and a Scot. They might be looking for a second England flag.
These are the results. score is astonishing. Daniel
Keatings has a well-deserved silver medal and Nile Wilson with the first
of what I'm sure will be many medals.
Every gymnast does not always have their moment and unfortunately Dan
Purvis had a couple which put him out of the medals. That can be our
sport and it can be hard at times. He has been there, he has had the
highs and lows. They will all be back in preparation together ready
for the World Championships. We have to look ahead to the winning's
competition tonight. It is a bit strange really because it is split
into two. You have the top 24 and the first 12 will be going second.
From an England perspective, Scotland, Wales, one of Christine's
gymnasts is in it as well. Do you think it will be closer than the
men? I think there will be fewer people contending for the top
medals. They are all really close. It is a case of who can hold their
nerve on the night. That is the point. Claudia was saying it did not
go to plan. It was her senior debut and I thought, give yourself a
break. I think she has come here with quite high expectations of
herself. She has. They are already on the third day of competition. It
is tough to go up, down, get back to the village, eat and get recovered,
we will have to see how all the gymnasts react. Back in your day, as
far as the Commonwealth Games were concerned... Back in my day? The
Commonwealth Games. It was back in my day! You are going there at as an
individual perspective. When you go as a team and then switch your focus
and say, it is all about me now. The No everyone gave everything for the
Commonwealth title yesterday. It was incredible to watch. Overnight they
will have had time to reflect. Max will be going out there tomorrow. It
is whether his body will recover mentally to come and be double
Commonwealth champion and then have to go back into another day's
competition. It will be the fifth day of competition by the time he
comes to the parallel bars and high bar final. He has got the support
behind him to get him fully recovered. I'm sure a lot of people
looking at the overall medal table will be seeing how England are
closing in on Australia. And now looking at gymnastics to help them
do that. That is something where Team England will be able to pull
back from Australia. It is unlikely they will pick many medals up. On
the girl's side, I'm sure Team England will pick up more than
Australia. It is time to add three medals to the medal table now as the
Piper marches into the arena. It looks as if he is about to go and do
a floor routine but he goes up the stairs. He is aiming for the circle
right in the middle of Glasgow. He is well practised at this. I watched
him yesterday. I feel like we are commentating on him, beautiful right
turn, aiming for the centre. He will nail this dismount, watch. Perfect.
So the stage is set. The sounds of the bagpipes which will pre-empt the
entry of the notorious gladiators. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome
the medal ceremony for the gymnasts from the all-around final. Three
superb all-round performances. Lots of drama throughout the competition.
The use of Nile Wilson, the comeback of Daniel Keatings and the supremacy
of Max Whitlock. It is quite an interesting trio. We saw Max
Whitlock go to Beijing. He was the new kids like Nile Wilson is now --
we saw Daniel Keatings go to Beijing. The next one to come along
now is Max Whitlock. And now the next generation are making their way
here. It is really a great comment on British gymnastics, these three
gymnasts. Absolutely right, Chris. It is not right to call it a
production line but that is what it is, it is a stream of talent and it
just keeps on emerging. He was focused all the way through that now
he is relaxed. We had a world-class score at the
end of the competition and a good tussle behind that for silver and
bronze. It just had everything. It really did. A young man with a
fabulous guaranteed future, Nile Wilson, just weeks ago, a junior
medallist. At this global competition, the Commonwealth Games,
he takes a bronze medal. What a future he has. Nile is from Leeds
Gymnastics Club. Nile Wilson takes the bronze.
There were doubters in the gymnastics fraternity. The doubts
were unfounded. He is back emphatically, Daniel Keatings takes
a silver medal and so, so well-deserved. Dan Keatings is back
on track. Everyone is delighted to see him on
the rostrum. So well-deserved, Scotland is proud.
You do run out of superlatives but there is one we have not used, this
young man is amazing. He just, for six pieces, kept his head. He has
made good his weaker apparatus. He kept his focus and he has emerged
with a gold medal and a world-class total of over 90. What a
Commonwealth champion he is. The whole country is proud of you.
An absolutely wonderful performance. Telling the world just how good he
is. A solid gold performance, a solid gold reward. Ladies and
gentlemen, the National Anthem of England.
A great day for the home nations. All medals split between Scotland
and England. A brilliant day for gymnastics and for the other
nations. Such a rousing anthem, Jerusalem. That felt incredibly
emotional. What a picture that is. What a picture. And do you know
what, looking at Nile Wilson there, you can just sense that he knows
more is to come. You could see the elation he had when he took that
bronze. It is Max's turn to take the title and Daniel Keatings filling in
with the silver but I am so pleased for all three of them. They have all
been working so hard together. When you know what has gone into it and
you know how much sacrifice, and you are watching, it is a remarkable
feeling. It is all smiles and happiness. You know what these lads
have been through. You could see each one of them as they were stood
waiting for their name, they were watching with emotion. Max
especially has had to keep his head down and he was just staring into
that flag thinking, all that hard work and the tears and sweat, the
down days and the good days have all been worth it. I think it is fair to
say it has turned out how the lads would have hoped. Keatings would not
have been going into this thinking, I could get gold. Not at all.
Everyone thought it would be Max or Sam. And fortunately, we did lose
Sam. But they have got so much support behind them with their
families. All three have got such supportive parents. British
gymnastics, the medical support, the psychological support, everything
which has helped them get here today. Weighed you think, Beth, that
British gymnastics can go? As far as the Commonwealth is concerned,
absolute domination. Ten years ago we were not rated in the
Commonwealth but now we are dominating underworld medal. -- now
we are dominating on a world level. We are looking for not just one
final but six, seven, eight finals. And then I do not know how many
medals. There are so many members on that team who are capable of medals.
It is not just one member. When you are training in a gym which has
medallist in it and even world finalists in there, there is a
different vibe going on. It just raises the bar. They are currently
pushing each other. If someone see someone doing a new element they
think, how is he doing it, I need to move up again. When you look at Nile
and how much he is enjoying this experience, it is not intense for
him. That is a joy to see that he is coping with it. Actually, he is
relishing it. Look at this! Daniel is so proud and has always been
proud to represent Scotland. He has done it from a young age,
Commonwealth junior level and European junior level. He is always
the first to acknowledge that Scottish link. Stay there longer,
that is your time! They will each get their photo taken. The English
do not want to feel left out. There are their flags. Very shortly, we
will hear from the gymnasts. After they have felt a love! For the
spectators who want to see a sports, and watch and be amazed... -- a
sport. The amount of messages, this is people's first time at a given
Astec event, and they had been such a supportive crowd -- gymnastics
event. They knew how much hard work it took to get here so they were
appreciative of every performance. And the risk. At the risk of
sounding derogatory, it is almost circus like at times. It is, you
have to take the risk, do you go for difficulty or go safer and for clean
execution? Some old went for the risk yesterday and it did not quite
pay off. Max went for the risk with some difficulty and it did pay off.
I have never seen a bigger smile and Daniel Keating is face. -- and
Daniel Keatings's face. He knew it was his chance to save to selectors,
I am still very happy here. We will hear from them shortly but they are
enjoying that moment. We will bring you therein to view later. What an
all-round competition this afternoon. -- that interview. It has
been fantastic and they are milking it, and they showed. They have
worked so hard that they deserve to take pictures and let everyone see
how pleased they are. And there is so much modern mystics to come from
here at the Hydro. For now, we will hand back to you, Hazel. -- so much
more gymnastics. It was breathtaking, I enjoyed every
second and I will enjoy tonight because the women's all-round will
be taking place. Claudia Fragapane, 16, from England, is leading the
standings. You could say she is favourite and she will top the
order. You can see that later from nine o'clock on BBC One. And if this
is inspiring to you, why not? Why not go to the BBC website? So much
information is available. Local clubs in your area. Claudia
Fragapane is only 16. If you are six and over, it could be you.
Yesterday was the end of the shooting event at Carnoustie. I have
a quartet of English Gold medal winners this afternoon. Steve Scott.
And others. Welcome to Glasgow. You have been at Carnoustie, what do you
make of the host city, Charlotte? It is amazing, we have been stuck out
in Dundee which has been lovely but it is lovely to get involved with
the rest of the team. It is different because in a satellite
venue, how was Carnoustie and the Barry but arrange? Some people call
buttons! -- Barry Orden range. It was fantastic. The tricky conditions
that we had, that delayed some of the competition. We got rained on
ones but that was not too bad because we expected more rain --
once. I had water proofs but I did not have to win them. Five Gold
medals for England, 20 in total for the home nations. Steve, you got was
underway on Saturday in the double trap. Absolute perfection. -- you
got us. 30 out of 30. Correct, I was pleased with that. I shot 30 out of
30 in a qualifying round and I repeated that looked performance in
the final. Matthew French shot extremely well as well for 29. A
great day. And that is the skill, to produce it on the way -- on the day.
Charlotte, and remember you as a 15-year-old in 2002 -- I remember.
This is your fourth Gold medal, how do you keep producing these
performances? do you keep producing these
Commonwealth Games and it just seems to happen. I love competing at the
Commonwealth Games, these are my third Games. My first Games were at
15. It is great. You were born to do it, your parents have been involved
in the sport for a long time and they own a shooting range. They have
a range in Sussex and that is why I got into it. It was just a nice
sport that the family could do together. You and Steve used
shotguns, it you are hitting moving targets. But for the other two, it
is about keeping still. You want together in the cause -- in the
Queen's prize. How does the team together work? I shoot first and
David coaches me. He leads me. I've via the trigger and he tells me when
to do it. Wind conditions. -- I fire. He makes the decisions and
after I have finished, David has a go and I coach him through it. You
need to shoot well also. So you really are a team. You are shooting
up to 1,000 yards, so from here to the Hydro, how far is that? About
halfway, so it is twice that far. And how much can the shots move in
that distance? What sort of range of movement would you have to
accommodate? Yesterday was particular difficult. The wind was
changing, shifting it from about five foot drift one-way to three
foot drift the other way. Extraordinary. And you are given
warm up shots to figure this out. Do you get a natural feel for it after
a while? It is a natural feel. It is something you need to spend a lot of
time on. There wind flags along the range. -- there are wind flags. And
you can see the heat through the telescope. And you are looking at
other targets from the other shooters. It is an extraordinary
sport, it you need a telescope! Steve, have you tried the other
rivals -- rifles, and have you tried a shot and? I have tried a rifle,
but our target is still. I shoot rifles for fun and I have been to a
couple of clubs. And international training camps. We have a bit of
banter between shooters and you have a go. I do it for fun. There is a
big difference. But both are just as enjoyable. You just naturally find
out what you are best at. One of the most intriguing things was yesterday
went David won his second Gold. And you were carried on a chair! To the
ceremony. What is this about? It is a judicial and Dick -- it is a
tradition dating back 150 years. The winner is carried by his
competitors. And you experienced this in Delhi? I did, in Delhi. I am
pleased David Tuck the title from me because he is one of my closest
friends. When we knew you were coming in, my friends and colleagues
were desperate to ask questions and I have some here. Charlotte,
actually, this is about the shooting jackets you are using. What function
do they perform and why do you use them? They keep you still. The
jacket has a sling attached, that clips onto the rifle and it allows
you to keep it still for long periods. You have to keep it very
still. Half an hour, 40 minutes. The jacket helps to support you. And the
blinkers. You sometimes cover one eye. They painted sometimes, what is
their function? Dashed a painted. -- when -- they are painted. If you
close the other eye, your ability is diminished. You have to keep both
eyes open and if you have them both open, depending on the dominant eye,
you may or may not have trouble. It is such a fascinating contrast with
what you do, Charlotte. It is about quick reactions with things coming
from different directions. Completely different, you could not
get much different, I could not do what these guys do, I could not sit
still but long. Another question, a lot of athletes get up in the
morning and they have to get the adrenaline going. Complete opposite
of that, it you are trying to keep still, how do you manage that? --
you are trying. That is a myth, we form at our best when we have a bit
of excitement. -- perform. We knew it was going to be difficult
yesterday and we would get excited beforehand. It is getting the
balance right. If you get too excited, you will not shoot well. A
fascinating subject and it has been fascinating to watch you and you are
going home with medals again. Thank you.
That was wonderful. What is going to be great tonight is to see the
conclusion of the heptathlete at Hampden Park. We saw the conclusion
of the decathlon last night. The champions are among the most revered
in the Games. You look at Dame Mary Peters of Northern Ireland for
example, Daley Thompson. And there was a certain man from Canvey
Island, Dean Macey, held together with sticking tape towards the end,
but this was his magic moment in Melbourne.
When I was younger, maths, English, science, I wanted to be anyone else
in the class because I was so slow, lazy most of the time. But in PE,
everybody else wanted to be me. I was annoying, I hit 60s in cricket
for a laugh and I hit javelins miles because it came naturally. I was an
annoying sporty kid. But I wanted to do something more individual. I
remember when we played a Cup Final and I laid well and we lost,
everybody was in the changing room miserable and I thought, I was $1
million! I remember going to athletics competitions and my
parents threatening me they would keep me in my bedroom if I did not
compete. I would win the javelin, the triple jump, the 100m, and I
would think, this is the best. A couple of weeks later, I cannot be
bothered. I took it seriously when I won a silver medal in 1996, I was
second in the world! To go to sit me thinking I would go one step that
was a bit naive. Either 1,500 metres, my coach said that I had to
run as much as I could. -- by the 1,500 metres. I ran my sick second
personal best. Dean Macey, the clock stops now! My
feelings straightaway was, that has to be enough. Does Dean Macey get a
medal? He has not got a medal. He has lost it.
By those five seconds. To be so close to miss out was
heart-wrenching. I have not competed for nearly seven
years. I still feel like I have got the magic.
The reason my physique has a bit of a minus to it, if you look at it
like a plank of wood, short and chunky, you cannot rake it. Long and
thin like me, it will snap a lot. And over my career, my body broke
quite a bit. I had my elbow rebuilt three times because of Joplin --
javelin, I have a plate and screws in my foot, I had a bone removed
from my foot, but I did it for the right reason. The Commonwealth Games
in Manchester was massive. Three weeks beforehand when I run 400
metres to tell my hamstring to the point where there was no coming
back, it was the lowest point in my career. I was planning to get
married that year, that went out the window. Everything, I could not deal
with it. And four years later for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne,
I added an extra couple of months onto my preparation to make sure I
was healthy. place, doing all my technical work
and here, three strides from the pole vault on my last job before
Melbourne, my hamstring went bang. Different event that exactly the
same what happened four years before in Manchester. I remember lying
unceremoniously, like this, on the bed, with everybody just running
around, not knowing what to do. Winning went at the window at this
point. Just getting me on the start line was the main thing.
COMMENTATOR: How is he feeling? How will the respond? We are cheering
for Dean Macey as well. Coming around the last bend, for the first
time in my life I had cramp in my biceps running 1500m. At last he has
delivered! From there on in it was just fighting back tears. I just
thought, you lucky boy. And Dean Macey at last is a champion! He will
treasure this moment for a long time to come. He probably won't stop
talking for the next 24 hours. There we go. I look like I need a big
bunch of flowers in this hand as well. The first thing I thought when
they put it brand there was it was a bit cold on the back of my neck. I
thought, blimey, that is quality. I stood on that rostrum and I thought
about every single person throughout my entire career that have played
the smallest part right to the biggest part. It was almost perfect,
it really was. I don't think I done bad from a lanky, bald guy from
Essex. It's not bad. Not bad at all. In the heptathlon, five of the seven
events have been completed. Just the travelling and 800m to go. A
Canadian if they run away favourite for gold. It is a fantastic line-up
this evening and part. The likes of Greg Rutherford in the long jump
final, Ronnie James. Valerie Adams of New Zealand in the shop. And
Eilish McColgan in the 3000m steeplechase. Her race is about
7:35pm. We are heading over to the SECC now because the boxing events
are really getting to the sharp end. Before today, ten of the boxes from
the Home Nations were guaranteed medals, three from Scotland and
Northern Ireland, two each from Wales and England. More could follow
in the quarter finals of the remaining weight divisions today. It
is women's flyweight first for us and it is Nicola Adams, the hot
favourite to add to the Olympic title she won two years ago. She is
facing the Nigerian today. Nicola Adams switches on to the
business of the 51 kilos final. There is the opening bell to
schedule the first round. Nicola Adams, wearing red, boxing in the
orthodox stance. Her opponent, in blue, is the silver of Sri Lanka. 28
years old. Three-time runner-up at National
Championships, Da Silva. She's certainly giving it a go, taking it
to Adams. But just at the moment Adams is that little bit sharper.
Catching her bed with a lovely power jab. Skipping left and right, not
letting Da Silva settle. -- catching her there with a lovely power jab.
Adams is forcing Da Silva back to her own corner and catching her with
snaking shots. Adams can smell blood. If she thinks
she's caught you, she will go batty. -- she will go at you.
Left hook from Da Silva Cop three. -- got through. What a left hand
from Nicola Adams! Da Silva sent to the canvas.
Just before the bell. There are those piston shot there. He can
punch, this girl. My goodness, she is so strong. Just as Da Silva has
found herself a little trip to the canvas, and the bell there signs the
end of that first round. There was the left hand. It was the final shot
of the three punch combination. Final left-hand right on the button.
Da Silva losing her balance. She was deposited on the canvas just before
the Dell sounded to conclude number one. Two judges their scoring 810-8
in favour of judge delivered Nicola Adams, the third judge saying 10-9.
We move into the second round. Terrific atmosphere. Nicola Adams
took the opening round in decisive fashion, ending it by dropping the
Silva from Sri Lanka. -- Da Silva. Such written by Nicola Adams. Still
predominantly by one of her first coaches, Belcher, whose main focus
is put work, and she has benefited from that throughout her boxing
career. She allows Da Silva to this she punishes her on the second phase
of her character shop. -- countered shot. De Silva did have her moments
of success during the previous exchange. Beautiful rear hand as
well. Such strong shots. Left jab is a really jolting weapon from Nicola
Adams. Sometimes it is from the beltline, sometimes from the
shoulder. So much for writing the most basic of punches and Nicola
Adams uses it terrifically well. Lohan is from Nicola. Really
relaxing into this. That 1-to their knocking the head back of de Silva.
It could hurt tremendously. Corkscrew right and then a left over
the top as well. Real quality boxing being exhibited by the reigning
Olympic champion. The manner of which she is boxing, you can see why
she is number one. So all will become in the red corner because
it's been another good display during the course of the second
round. There is that corkscrew punch over the top and the big left hook
towards the end of round number two. Just snapping back the head of Da
Silva, and she comes back with a body shot. That is why Adams is a
true limbic champion. -- a true Olympic champion. All
three judges in favour of Nicola Adams. No trip to the canvas for de
Silva in the second round, but the judges still in favour of Adams.
Moving to the second half of this 51 K flyweight quarterfinal. The place
on the medal podium is the prize that await the picture.
on the medal podium is the prize rounds, Adams is in complete
control. She flawed de Silva in Round 1. Now turning southpaw. It
was a left -right, although the left hand was a backhand on that
occasion, as it was during that final forward the red by the Olympic
champion. So versatile, Nicola Adams, she
boxes in southpaw and orthodox stance.
De Silva cleaned to -- keen to initiate a clinch because that shot
not have backwards. Adams has picked up and she's effectively. Nice
tactics by de Silva, holding on, seeing if there is anything she
could do on the ropes there. Just trying for breathing space from the
onslaught from Adams. The referee finally issues a call
stop but de Silva holding on. She is perhaps feeling the pace a bit heap
into this third round. She is taking a lot of shots.
Fair play to de Silva. She is still throwing back. She is still
attempting to throw those shots towards Nicola, but she just didn't
make it pay that time. Rabbit punch administered from
Erandi de Silva, but again a wonderful performance in Round 3
from Nicola Adams. She goes back to the red corner to receive
instructions. Just misses her there, those shots, Adams. Cann stumbling
back. Decisive shots from Adams. -- de Silva stumbling back.
Again, two judges scoring at 10-8. Not sure what that Sri Lankan corner
can say to turn the tide. Sitting in the red corner is the world number
one, the reigning Olympic champion, Nicola Adams. She has found her
prison instantly in this, the second part of her Commonwealth Games
tournament. Expect de Silva to come out charging hard in this fourth and
final round. She has conceded each of the opening three rounds. Adam
Strauss have backwards immediately. Punching power can be a great talent
to any boxing tent and coming forward. Adams has exhibited
accurate, precise, powerful punching. Almost immediately, de
Silva onto the back foot. Good left-hand but again from Adams,
shooting from the beltline on that occasion.
De Silva getting tired, swinging fresh air.
Nicola finishing the combination and giving herself plenty of space back
into the centre of the ring. The opening bout macro of the tournament
but de Silva, as the boxes exchange jabs. Adams got through with a cork
in right hand and then a left to follow up. De Silva swivelled
sideways. She is under increased and sustained
pressure from Adams. She now gets back to distance and switches to the
orthodox stance. Sensible. Adams could have kept the pressure on, but
she knows she has done enough. Incredible jab. Rising jab from the
hip. There was the shuffle from Adams. Again, Nicola Adams just
drinking up the applause and encouragement from the crowd.
Congratulations from the Sri Lankan corner. And Nicola Adams has surely
just secured her place in the middle stages of the Commonwealth Games. A
wonderful display during the course of this last eight bouts in the
flyweight division. right up until the final bell that
the variety from Adams demonstrated shots from every angle.
there from Nicola Adams. Incredible resourcefulness. Switching her
stances. Another excellent performance from Nicola Adams of
England. Now through to the semifinal, England's Nicola Adams!
Nicola Adams receives a standing ovation from the crowd here at the
SECC. She has guaranteed herself a Commonwealth Games medal. What
colour will it be? Will it be the English National Anthem playing on a
medal day? She has booked a place in the final four. She will get a medal
of some description. She will be aiming for nothing less than a gold
medal in her division. That is the moment it was confirmed will stop a
bowl to all sides of the arena. And now familiar celebration, with a
punch perfect display against Erandi de Silva. The best people in all
sports make it look so easy. I love the sport, I have a passion for it.
I love the movement, I love the technique, speed, the skill, is
beautiful. What she knew, it was like I was watching Usain Bolt, it
was about entertainment as well. It is important, I love to entertain
the crowd. If they are happy, I am happy and I have the medal already.
Creating history all the time. It almost feels, it is the first time
women have been boxing in the Commonwealth Games, but it feels
like that is almost history already. Do you feel is established now?
Definitely. I feel like women's boxing has moved on since 2012 and
this is just the beginning. Congratulations. Thank you.
Nicola Adams will fight the Canadian. Laura Weightman, won a
silver medal last night. Congratulations. Is it sinking in?
Slowly it is beginning to sink in. I do not think it will fully set in
until I am on the podium tonight. During the race, it is all a blur
and a whirlwind of emotions. The night after, you do not sleep. You
do not know what you have achieved. How many times do you reckon you
have rerun the win? I got the chance to watch the race back. She is right
on your shoulder. I could send someone was coming up. I felt
someone there. I wanted to get that medal. The noise was phenomenal.
People were cheering for you and Laura Muir. It was like a Mexican
wave of noise. The noise was incredible. I took it as mine and
embraced it all and really enjoyed that. We first saw you at London
2012 and it was an interesting moment when Steve Cram was assessing
your progress. He is sure coach and there was a lot of talk about how he
became your code. I was developing as an athlete and I was improving
all the time and I was not happy with the setup I had. Steve was a
local legend. I approached him and asked him for advice. I am lucky
that since then, we have improved and I would not be sat here without
him. No doubt about it. What is he like as a coach? Who
him. No doubt about it. What is he together. -- we work well together.
It is a great partnership. I am very lucky to have someone so experienced
by team. You are a bit young to remember Steve in his heyday, but I
wonder who best influencing new when you were growing up, I am thinking
about Dame Kelly Holmes. Was she on your radar? One of my very first
sporting memories was when Paula Radcliffe ran her world record. She
is a hero of mine. Then Kelly Holmes winning the double gold. Those
performances were incredible and it was great to see two of my heroes.
It really inspires me when I am performing. I want to be like that.
Distance running for women is brilliant. How much better is it
becoming? It is hugely strong. The four of us in the final, we are
running world-class times. British athletes have not run that quickly
for a few years. It is good. You're getting up, training, you are wary
about what the British athletes are doing, that gets you out of bed --
worrying. Your phone must've been ringing off the hook. It has been
crazy. I have been overwhelmed by the support. It has been crazy.
Doing my lap of honour, to see so many friends and family that I did
not know would be there, people from where I live, schoolteachers,
reporters, it was incredible to see everyone. That is wonderful. Enjoy
your moment on the podium. I get my medal at 7:45pm. We are going back
to the boxing. It is four and this is her opening bowl in the
competition -- -- Alanna Audley-Murphy. She is up against as
Dominican boxer. She is 33 years of age and she is from London. Alanna
Audley-Murphy is operating out of the orthodox stance. Her opponent is
Valerian Spicer. She is catching her with a couple of
hoax. Landing there with a power jab. -- hoax. Both boxers in the
centre of the ring. Ashman hooks. Valerian Spicer comes back with her
own left hook, nicely landing -- hooks. Beyond the midpoint of this
opening round, both boxers looking for overhand rights. The final shot
of that exchange from Valerian Spicer, a strong right cross will
stop nudging left uppercut. Up was from Alanna Audley-Murphy. -- a
strong right cross. Left hand from the right left combination got
through for the boxer in blue. Uppercut success on the inside from
Alanna Audley-Murphy. There is the Bell to end round number one. Not a
lot to choose between the two. I think Valerian Spicer landed more
eye-catching shots. It will be interesting to see how that round is
scored. Alanna Audley-Murphy landing with her left but getting a straight
counter back from Valerian Spicer. The three judges have decided that
Valerian Spicer was dominant in that round. Valerian Spicer takes the
opening round in unanimous fashion. Receiving instructions from Stewart
or corner -- steward O'Connor in the blue corner. What is he likely to be
saying -- Stewart? She needs to be dominant and start and end the
exchange. A little bit more of the same, good start by Valerian Spicer.
Moving into the second round. Alanna Audley-Murphy in red, 29 years of
age, the reigning Northern Ireland champion. She is taking on Valerian
Spicer, of dominator from the Islington boxing club in North
London. -- Dominica. Valerian Spicer took the opening round in unanimous
fashion. The referee allowing the boxers to work away. Alanna
Audley-Murphy attempted to do so. Valerian Spicer just got caught
there. Both boxers need to work on the clench. They are waiting for the
referee to break them which is old-style. -- clinch. You have to
make the most of being in range. Throw in your body shots. Beyond the
midpoint of the second round, what a right hand from Alanna
Audley-Murphy. Valerian Spicer initiates a clinch. Right-hand
attempted by Alanna Audley-Murphy again. A couple of body shots. Wide
off the mark with that right left combination was Alanna
Audley-Murphy. We are into the final 30 seconds. She slips to the left.
Alanna Audley-Murphy should not rely on that. There were a couple of
swinging shots. Lovely left hook just missing their from Valerian
Spicer. Ten seconds. A good right hand from Valerian Spicer, it
appeared to get through. Round 2 ends. Valerian Spicer -- Alanna
Audley-Murphy got some good shots. Yes, she was better there. She slips
to the left there, forcing Valerian Spicer to hold on. We have a split
in the decision of the judges. Two judges going for Alanna
Audley-Murphy, one deciding that Valerian Spicer had it. It is tied
for two of the judges. Valerian Spicer is up by two rounds. A strong
response from Alanna Audley-Murphy. We are at the midpoint of this
quarterfinal. So we move into the second half of this contest.
Beautiful straight right hand from Spicer. This is a battle of the rear
hands by both boxes. Both slipping to the rest, throwing the left-hand
punch over the top. Audley-Murphy had the best feet in second round.
Spicer started with the same shot in this round. -- she had the best of
it in the second round. A little bit messy now. Lots of grappling,
scrapping on the inside. Good left-hand from Audley-Murphy. " As
once more but neither boxer able to walk away effectively. They both
need to get that behind the jab. Little being made of the job there,
apart from their from Spicer. -- the jab. It keeps your opponent at
distance, at arms length, and allows you to come back. A cheeky little
uppercut from Spicer and a response from Audley-Murphy with the right
hand. The left jab from Audley-Murphy to end the round.
Hugely competitive one. That flurry from Audley-Murphy. Will it be
enough to tip the judges in her favour in this round?
High intensity. Indicative of the intensive quality of the round.
Important for the judges to see this kind of shots. Not able to bring you
the score at this moment, but that was a hugely competitive round,
given that the second was split, how will the judges have scored that
third round? The fourth and final round. Women's
50 kilograms lightweight action. -- 60 kilograms. A podium finish is at
stake for the picture. -- for the winner.
Good use of the legs from Spicer, causing Audley-Murphy to fall short.
Neither boxer working away, but electing to hold and grapple,
testing the strength of one another. Spicer has the strange over
Audley-Murphy. She has lovely straight shots. She just needs to
use it. Making it much easier for the judges to decide between the
two. If they are stored here in a clinch, it is much easier for the
judges to decide. Nobody working away when they are on shoulder to
shoulder. The referee not issuing the instruction to break. This new
interpretation of the rules under this new style of Olympic boxing
where the head cards have been removed for the men and a ten point
system is in effect. Who can produce a big finish to
influence the judges? This work on the inside is a completely different
skill that perhaps traditional women's boxing is not used to
dealing. You have to work on the inside, make the most of those
clinches. Really secure it with the judges.
Scrappy conclusion to the fourth and final round. Given that we could not
bring you the score officially of that third round, well, a hugely
competitive contest as you would expect. Nothing less than a place on
a medal podium is at stake. Will it go in the direction of Audley-Murphy
or Spicer? Spicer took the opening round in unanimous fashion,
Audley-Murphy responded brilliantly to take the second round for two the
three judges. Here is a nice uppercut right on the inside from
Spicer. Then an exchange of hooks. Absolutely a tight out, there.
Stuart O'Connor in the corner and the Dominican coach, almost fighting
with the girls in the corner. We have just seen the final, fourth of
two -minute rounds. The score is only just been
delivered to the arena so this could take some tabulating and working
out. Will it be a split decision? Will it be unanimous?
northern Irish flag that is waving proudly up in the stand. It is
Alanna Audley-Murphy from this site club who has gone through. Just look
at what it means for automatic. She will take her place on the medal
stand here in Glasgow 2014. Valerian Spicer has been eliminated. She
competed keenly but that is the verdict she did not want to hear, a
loser by split decision at the quarterfinal stage, but she has most
certainly made a mark with her impressive boxing and committed
performances, to kill elite victory over the Olympian in her preliminary
round about. -- concluding in her victory over
the Olympian in the preliminary round bout.
Watts from Australia. One more fight in this decision and it is Charlene
Jones of Wales, the reigning world champion. She is the first Welsh
woman ever to step into the ring in a major multisport event like this.
She beat her Sri Lanka opponent yesterday and is up against an
Indian fight on. -- Indian fighter now.
COMMENTATOR: The 60 K lightweight final is against two boxers at
opposite ends of the experience spectrum. The Indian is 32 years of
age, the world champion back in 2006. She took a World Championship
gold medal. Her opponent is 23 years of age, Charlene Jones from Wales.
Both these boxers taking in their second bad here at the Commonwealth
Games tournament and both were impressive indeed during the course
of their opening contests. Jonas just attempting to edge the Indian
back towards the ropes at she comes back with her own combinations.
Marching forward with a shot. And she comes back there with a
left-hand rear hook. Scheduled for four twos, in women's boxing.
Right-hand success from Jonas to end that encounter. Both boxers flat
footed. Plenty of The Scream and sparring with the jab. -- plenty of
fainting and sparring with the jab. There is the bell to end round
number one. Both boxers possessed brilliant speech.
-- brilliant speed. Both boxers excelling during this quarterfinal.
A tentative round at times. All judges have favoured Jones after
that first round. Colleen Jones issuing the instructions to Charlene
Jones in her corner. -- Colin. So we go into the second round.
Charlene Jones is wearing blue, representing Wales. Took the opening
round in unanimous fashion. Devi of India, the world champion gold
medallist from back in 2006, she has got a couple of bronzes from that
tournament as well so she is experienced and accomplished. Jones
is trying to fight off the ropes. She took a couple of shots flush to
the head from Devi. But she came back with her own shots from the
ropes. Devi more often than not on the
front foot. Jones uses her legs are effectively
to get away from the punching of Devi. Good double jab. The second
one got through from Jones. When Devi launches those attacks, Jones
needs to step off to the side rather than go backwards. Then she can
throw her own counters. Right-hand counter as Jones came in from Devi
was really effective. There is the bell to end round
number two. Boxes touching gloves in respect. Another competitive round
that Devi, having conceded the opening round, came out strong in
that second. She did exactly what she needed to do that, increased the
tempo, the pace, the volume of shots. She caught Charlene Jones
with a number of eye-catching shots. Four, five shot combination.
Charlene Jones trying to fight back but as we suspect, all three judges
have favoured Devi after the second round. So at the halfway stage, we
have parity. Devi taking the second round in unanimous fashion. So
everything to compete for in the second half of this lightweight
quarterfinal. So be moved into the second half of
the contest. Charlene Jones conceded the second round and has come out
blazing at being met head on by an opponent equally determined. Furious
exchange. Both boxers enjoying success and the last fusillade of
punches was fired out why Devi. What an opening to this third round. Both
squaring up to each other. Devi just getting the better of that very long
exchange at the beginning of the third round. Hard single right-hand
got through from James. A couple of shots got through from the flashing
fists of Devi as well. Charlene Jones just succumbing to the speed
of Devi as well. Left-hand success but then counter
right-hand success from Jones. It is all exchanges and they are operating
in centre rain. Not using the space or perimeter of the ring at all --
ring. Told to toe exchanges. Jones needs to change this -- tow. She
needs to allow Devi to throw instead of exchanging, because she is not
getting the better of these exchanges. The contest being fought
at a terrific tempo. There is ten seconds. A firefight occurring. Good
movement from Jones to allow those shots from Devi to fail over her
head. Good competitive boxing. Lots of action. I suspect the judges will
have favoured Devi. Charlene Jones can make it easier for herself if
they could stand and throw sharks, head hunting, very little going for
the body. -- throwing shots. Two judges favouring Devi, one judge
favouring Jones. Everything to compete for. It is in the balance.
Into the fourth and final round. The boxer wearing red is from India and
is Laishram Devi. The boxer in blue is Charlene Jones from Wales. This
round has begun at a furious pace. Both of these boxes will be in
incredible condition. Devi gets a beautiful right -- boxers. Good
left-hand success from Jones, but a left-hand counter image on leave
from Devi. They are continuing to engage in exchanges. Jones needs to
box intelligently. What an amazing shot by the Indian. She needs to
find the angle. She needs to change her tactics and forced Devi to miss
and capitalise on the counter. -- force. She is trying to repel the
shots. We are inside the final minute of the final round. Both
boxers looking to get themselves on the medal podium. There is a cheeky
right hook from Jones. Devi falls short with her response. Devi is
using the ring better. Jones needs to forced Devi to fall in and come
back with her counters. Devi fighting with her back close to the
ringside. Boxers not really working away. Who can produce a big finish
that will resonate with the judges ayes and other exchange, left
uppercut from Jones. Devi not letting her hands carry on. Both
boxers raise their right fists because each one thinks they have
done enough to book a place in the final four. What an incredibly
competitive affair are full of skill and intensity. Now, we await the
scorers. Certainly no shortage of aggression -- scores. Furious
exchanges, punches being thrown and landed by both boxers. Clenching and
holding on. Waiting for the referee to break. We have a split decision
in favour of the winner now through to the semifinal, in the red
corner, at least the Smith! -- Laishram Devi. Laishram Devi is
through to the final four at Glasgow 2014. Charlene Jones from Wales
receives rapturous round of applause and a wonderful ovation as she exits
the rain and the tournament. She played her part in a brilliant
encounter -- ring. Laishram Devi prevailing on a split decision in a
wonderfully competitive display over is Charlene Jones from Wales in what
was a bout of the highest quality at the quarterfinal stage here in
Glasgow. Charlene Jones is out. Three fighters from the home nations
through to the final stages. The middleweights come this evening. We
all love a good bus stop, Scotland and England matches tend to produce
those and was a tasty affair this morning N the hockey. Both sides on
six points in their last home game, Scotland needed the victory and
England needed the draw. What a goal for Alex Danson.
Fantastic ball from white. Danson signals from -- for a -- White. Gets
the ball off the ground. It makes it easier for her to get underneath the
ball and flicked it over Gibson. Still bouncing around for Scotland
and it is end. England get their second goal. Townsend score is it.
England are in the lead by two goals to zero. -- scores it. Great first
running initially. Scotland will feel unlucky they could not clear
the ball. Townsend finishes off superbly. Here is the shot, a goal
for Scotland. Kidd scores. Fantastic penalty corner by Scotland. Nicky
Caird has spent so much time working on this. -- Kidd. England have
defeated Scotland. Scotland gave it everything. They had a magnificent
second half, but were unable to get the two goals required. A fantastic
match here, the final results Scotland, one, England, two. England
will now face New Zealand who beat Canada 6-2. We have been enjoying
some brilliant gymnastics, two and a half hours of sheer pleasure. That
is Max Whitlock who took the gold medal in the individual all-around
today with the world-class score. Daniel Keating 's of Scotland, the
first medal ever for Scotland in an individual --. Nile Wilson also won
a medal. That was an amazing feeling -- Daniel Keatings.
a medal. That was an amazing feeling -- Daniel They are such good friends
of mine. You lead from the front from the start, that puts you under
pressure, but it didn't look like you were feeling it. It is a
different kind of pressure. I try not to look at the scorers, focus on
what I have been doing in training. -- scores. The focus was definitely
there, you looked so consistent. Some world-class performances. Do
you feel you are at your best with the World Championships around the
corner? I feel really good. I hope I can keep improving. I learned a few
new skills today. Hopefully I can keep them up. I want to keep
training and trying new skills. Daniel Keatings, Nile Wilson chased
you all the way, but you produced the performance on the high bar. He
was closing the gap and I knew I had to go for the high bar. I am glad I
did. The look on your face when you landed that this man said it all. It
was amazing. Dismount. It was amazing to be out there and go
through a competition and I was really happy. Two silver medals in
two days. It is shaping up well, I did not expect this. I came here
aiming for a top five finish and to get a silver medal is a bonus. All
these guys are my best friends, we trained together, we only missed
Sam. It is an intense competition, you have had three days of
competition, more to come, are you feeling it? I woke up this morning
and I was aching. There are two more days to go and I hope I can get more
medals. You were not showing fatigue. Good luck. Nile Wilson,
Junior European gold already, a gold medal yesterday, a bronze medal
today, what a year. It is a bit of a dream, I was not expecting it. I
came in today, just wanted to do my job. I cannot believe I have won a
medal. It is crazy. job. I cannot believe I have won a
medal. You look like you belong on the senior stage. Getting to train
with them, I want to push them and want to improve all the time. I did
not realise the score was so close between me and Daniel Keatings. I
just concentrated on doing a good routine. I was happy to go through
my routine and the support I have had has been brilliant. My dad took
his top off and started waving it around. My dad is a bit crazy. It
has been amazing. Enjoy every minute, there could be more medals
to come. Congratulations. Six more apparatus finals to come. Let us
remind you of the headlines. Max Whitlock dominated from start to
finish to win that title. It was England's 34th gold medal and they
go back to the top of the medal table. In Edinburgh, Sarah Barrow
and Tonia Couch missed out on a gold after leading going into their final
dive. They did get the silver medal. He was the defending champion,
dive. They did get the silver medal. He was the defending but Dai Greene
is out of the 400 metre hurdles, only finishing fifth. Rick Yates
reached the final. I hope you will join us on BBC Two, because we have
to leave BBC One. We are going to Edinburgh for live diving. Join us,
there is lots of rain here, but it will pass.
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