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medals and in the hunt for silver and bronze.
Another evening of stunning performances here in Glasgow, with
the packed crowd at Hampden Park again spurring on athletes from
Scotland and all the Home Nations. With just three days of action left
at the Games, the medals will be coming thick and fast today as well.
We?ll begin Day Nine at Kelvingrove where the English pair of
Natalie Melmore and Jamie-Lea Winch are in the gold medal match.
15-year-old Tin-Tin Ho of England is in action
at the table tennis again today, this time in the women?s doubles
where she partners Karina Le Fevre. Then another young star,
England?s Jack Law goes for his second gold of the Games.
He partners Chris Mears in the three metre synchronised
springboard final. And this evening we?ll have
the moment athletics fans have been waiting for -
Usain Bolt in action on the track. So the timetable
for the next few hours on BBC One. In just a moment,
Scotland?s Eilidh Child will be here to talk about the terrific run that
got her a silver in the women's 400m hurdles last night.
Then, at around 9.15, we?ll take you to watch the early
action in that women?s pairs gold medal match at Kelvingrove.
Natalie Melmore and Jamie-Lea Winch of England take on South Africa?s
Tracey Lee Botha and Colleen Piketh. We?ll return to that regularly
during the course of the morning. At 9.30, we're live
at the table tennis, where England?s doubles pair of Karina Le Fevre and
Tin Tin Ho play the Australians, Jian Lay and Miao Miao.
And just before 11:30am we?ll head over to the diving
in Edinburgh where England?s emerging star Jack Law partners
Chris Mears in the Men?s synchronised three metre springboard
final which we'll show you live. Already live
and available via the Red Button that lawn bowls gold medal match in
the women?s pairs from Kelvingrove. you can watch every single bit of
The Games. You can see exactly what is on at any given moment and take
your pick. What a night it was at Hampden
Park, despite the challenging weather. And one particularly
memorable moments, courtesy of Eilidh Child.
Roar of Hampden Park hoping to carry Eilidh Child to a medal. She has
started well. Spencer, watching for her. Can she produce the sort of
performance she normally does. Eilidh Child running a great race.
In second place at the moment. Spencer leading it. Spencer
attacking it. Eilidh Child clear at the moment. Spencer almost climbing
over that one. The last barrier for Spencer of Jamaica. She will take
the gold medal and Eilidh Child of Scotland takes the silver. Russell
of Jamaica, the bronze medal. 54.12, the winning time. What a moment for
Eilidh Child. A huge roar from the crowd.
And here she is. Congratulations. As you stood on the medal podium, did
moment? I tried to take a deep breath and embrace it and take it
on. Thinking back, it does feel a bit of a blur. So much was going
on, I did my lap of honour and saw my family. It was a bit of a dream.
Go back to the evening began, did you have a good feeling going into
the race? I knew I had been in good shape. I have been working on my
stride pattern. I just had to go out there and execute the perfect race.
I just thinking in my head, running your own race. Thankfully that is
what I did. I think we can see you running it again. Stride pattern is
important because you have got to be in exactly the right position for
the hurdles. It is important you don't lose any momentum off the
hurdle. As soon as you back off, it gives another athlete the chance to
get away. Do you know all the steps, are you counting as you go along?
From which ever like I take the hurdle with, I know how many strides
I have done. Then I felt my legs going and I was trying to get to the
finish line as soon as possible. I did not know what was going on
around me. I wanted to make sure that if I wasn't going to get the
gold medal, I was definitely going to get the silver. And you did. It
has been fantastic for all of the athletes at Hampden Park. But you
are different, because it is your face on all of the posters across
the city? When I ran face on all of the posters across
different in the final, it went up a notch, and I did not expect
different in the final, it went up a that allowed. Was it unnerving
different in the final, it went up a because it goes Wyatt at the start?
Yes, a couple of times when you have gone in there, they are shouting
your name. There you are afterwards, supporters and your
your name. There you are afterwards, family. My family, they were in
different parts of the stadium. Every 20 metres I was meeting
somebody I knew, either a friend or a member of my money. It was lovely
to share that moment with them. How did you deal with the pressure? It
is a privilege to be on the posters, but it means the expectation is
immense? I have had a really good support network around me and my
coach has kept me grounded. I did some work with a sport psychologist,
and he has gone through things with me and help me deal with the
pressure and expectation. What I have been trying to do is think
about it as another race. I had done so many 400 metres in my career...
Not easy to do that, to think about it as just another race? Fantastic
profile for your event, but it does have its challengers? It really
does. The last couple of days has been hard. I have been going through
mixed emotions. Gone from feeling really nervous, to being calm. Then
going back to being really, really nervous. When I went on to the
starting line I was calm and it was about executing the race and making
sure it went to plan. What happens next, you will carry on to compete?
The 400 by 400 relay. I will not be running the heats, but I think the
girls we have put in the heats will do enough to make the final and I
will come in tomorrow so hope the Lee I can rest today. So hopefully
you can experience Hampden Park again tomorrow and you will be doing
more competition soon? We have the European competition soon, so just
over a week before we leave for them. I will go back to my base in
Bath and get back into training and refocus. This will help? It will
give you a fantastic boost? Yes, I will go to the European
Championships knowing it will not be as much expectation on me, but I
will enjoy that. I don't know how much you will be able to enjoy the
game is beyond your own sports, but how do you feel it has gone? It has
gone so well, the Scottish report that has been shown to all of the
athletes has been amazing. -- Scottish support. All the athletics
team watched Hannah Miley on the first day, and it kick-started
everything else. Such a good feeling in team Scotland at the moment. We
have put on such a good show and a lot of other athletes have compared
this to the London Olympics. It is a huge compliment to Scotland and to
Glasgow. You have played your part in delivering 14 Scotland and your
home country. Enjoy wearing your medal and good luck for the next
stage of Tom petition. Thank you very much indeed.
Time to get the first of the live action. Yesterday we had some
terrific in the men's para bowls. We can go to Kelvingrove now, and see
what is in store. It is a very big day at the Kelvingrove Centre. It
has just started raining, which will affect the bowlers. We have the
final of the men's four, England taking on Scotland. Later at about
5:30pm we have the men's singles final. Darren Burnett of Scotland, a
policeman who had to get special permission to be playing today and
he plays the Canadian. But this morning it is the final of the
women's pair. England won the gold medal in Delhi and they are
represented by Natalie Melmore and Jamie-Lea Winch. They have made a
good start, but since then it has all been South Africa. They have
taken control of the match and lead 7-1 after four ends. It is the
higher score aggregate after 18 ends that wins. Let's go to our
commentators. Hopefully it will not get any
heavier than this. Needed to drop down a little bit more. Very good
effort. Lovely weight. Very well matched. South Africa have done very
well in bowls over the last few years. Winning a lot of medals.
Looking good. The country must be very proud of their bowlers.
Just needs to break back. There it goes. Not bad and it gives the skip
chance to push into things knowing there is a lack bowl in position. --
back bowls. not want to be too tight. But it is
a little too tight. She has pushed the England bowl in.
No real damage done. But it will make it very attractive now for
Natalie Melmore to reach this. She could sit it out, take the Jack
back. Got one waiting for it.
She is playing with controlled weight. Hooks await a little bit but
it is holding, that will do. Goodness me. That through ball is
now starting to look very lonely indeed.
A very wide shot she was trying to play but she has lost her bowl, it
was too heavy. Trying to bring the Jack back and disturb their head.
It has gone. A great shot. A certainty.
A not to smile about yesterday, she was brilliant. -- a lot. Making sure
with a second, some extra weight. They have now only one bowl in the
head so this is not easy. I am not sure if it will make too
much difference, with four down. You are always conscious of not
attacking too much. That is a horrible result. Totally
horrible result. She came away from her own bowl. She has actually
It was looking good all the way. forced her way through a
It was looking good all the way. Going through the gap.
She won't be happy with that one but Going through the gap.
got nothing for that. The opportunity was always going to
present itself, just a taking it.
A freebie on offer, but she has missed it.
Indicating a four to England. That cataracts the four they lost in
the seventh end. -- second end. They will be feeling a lot happier. They
haven't been getting the results. It has changed now. I would expect this
game to be tight from now on. They have had the initial jousting
against each other in the first few ends to get into some sort of
pattern of play. The players seem to have found their
line quite well. Switching a little bit in the first couple of ends.
A much shorter name jack. -- length. It is an art in itself, casting the
jack, one that is often forgotten. It is important when you have a
weight change, that you can put it the length that the team wants.
It makes the case for specialist leads, players who are used to
casting the jack day in, day out, in batches. Bringing players in who
skips. I always believe the lead in particular is a specialist position.
I would certainly agree with that. It has got the weight, it looks
good. Once a bowl gets in front of the
jack, it is very difficult to get it away.
I think that may have been heading towards her own bowl.
We have now moved on. None of those are a long way from
the jack, they are all short, making it a little difficult for the skips
from the mat. The advantage of being down there is seeing the shots
required. The players are generally staying
away from playing heavy shots. Goodness me, that was an adventurous
weight. It looked like it was tracking well.
The edge helped. That gives Natalie a start. That
would have been good. She might have been tempted with a forehand because
it was her own bowl coming in, but a stain on the hand that is the most
consistent. You can see from the line they have
been taking, doing very well, all players.
That has opened the door a little bit. Pushed the short one out of the
way. And given Natalie a chance to come through.
Just under it. She will be close to the jack. A super shot. The door was
open just slightly by South Africa. And Natalie thought, I will have a
piece of that, thank you very much. It trundled through. Taking all the
danger away. Tracking well, it didn't have the
weight. It has stopped short, second short. Not a lot of damage done.
More importantly for England, after picking up a four, they have got a
single. You always want to do that when you score.
Look at that, picking up the jack. She knew it was there but it was
hidden from the mat. She played down the length hoping for an edge.
Jamie Lee bowling the jack a little further than Natalie would have
liked. They are getting good bowls in there
all the time. I have played with the odd lead way you are not sure where
the jack will go. -- where. Just thinking back to recent matches I
have played. Just play it wherever you want to!
A better line. It has a chance. A little tap. Kept the bowl in.
Finishing in a good position, it would have picked up the jack.
lady was supporting. Good line as well. Starting to build up a little
bit against South Africa. Caught the front bowl, but it has
opened it up. Should be able to get through now. Down on a good line.
Needs to miss the blue. That has closed it again! There was a gap.
Just makes it a little bit more difficult in terms of judging the
wait. Have two allowed the bowl to bend on the bias. This is all about
contact. It was a good effort. Lovely weight to get to the jack.
If Natalie can find a way just underneath that or give it a good
push. Put the another shot. It is difficult to tell.
Colleen Piketh is coming to look at this. Bowls have been catching and
edging on everything. Best one has been round the front. That is not
easy. It is not easy. They might be a shaft up on the other hand. --
shot up. If you get caught on the front one with the draw, the bowl
will stop dead. It is not easy to get out of. You have to play this
with confidence. Got to be looking to draw four seconds on this
occasion. -- for second. I am surprised she is going up to
the management. She obviously has her ideas. Just wants to run it past
him, I suppose. Three options. Take your choice. Draw the shot, hit it
or play it through. It really isn't any more complicated than that.
Might be just a bit of affirmation about what she wants to play. She
certainly has a chance. Did not want that front one. Needed to be under
that. Did not fancy that shot on the backhand. But she would have stayed
on the forehand. -- thought she would have.
STUDIO: A very tight match. This is the gold medal match. England facing
South Africa. We are going to leave this for a moment but coverage
continues on the red button if you want to carry on watching this
match. The bronze medal match in the lawn bowls pairs is available to
watch now and that is live on BBC Three. We will be going to the table
tennis with the competition entering its final stages. Let's go out to
the Scots screened SportsCenter. Tin-Tin Ho, who was in the mixed
doubles. Today she is in the women's doubles and they are taking
on Jian Lay and Miao Miao. The commentator is Paul Hand.
She has another to consolidate and stretch the lead, Miao Miao.
Splendid points. Fierce hitting from both teams. Caroline is studying
law. She is a member of the Teeside University elite athlete's team.
That includes funding, physio care and she speaks about making the game
more aggressive now. quick, assertive doubles to conserve
her energy for her up and coming semifinal. After this match we have
men's singles third round. The Australians, two points from the
opening game here in this best of five-game match. Bidding for a place
in the quarterfinals. Game point, Miao Miao serving. What an emphatic
put away from the 41-year-old. I haven't told the pen holder grip
is sufficient close to the net. They can get good angles. As you see with
the wrist manipulation and the grip they have. Real forte of Jian Lay,
and Tin-Tin Ho, of course. Miao Miao on the Australian team, she is very
much the killer on the team, as is Karina Le Fevre for the English
team. Some say it is the slight chink in
the armour of Jian Lay, her forehand can be a bit flat at times.
Testament to what I was saying. Great forehand flick return.
Testament to what I was saying. return winners. On it like a flash.
Testament to what I was saying. Poised, full of intent. Picture of
focus. While! Miao Miao on that as well. Great pounds. -- pounds. Three
consecutive winners from the Australian team - make up for. What
a run of points for the Australians. Getting all
She is an aggressive player and she moves well but did not get her body
around that one. The team that started as strong
favourites, starting to race away with this a little. Just pegged back
a bit there, Karina Le Fevre. They need to stem the tide of
errors, the English duo in this race to three games. Tin-Tin Ho, with the
second of the service. You can see the dexterity of Jian Lay's wrist.
Hammering that return down the line. So versatile and tough to
read. An expressionless. You don't get to know her emotions. Very
difficult to play against in that regard. Two points away in the
second game. That will put them two thirds on their way to the wind. --
win. Experience telling. The green and gold are in the ascendancy. Two
thirds of the way there. Solid start to this match. The youngsters with
plenty to ponder against Jian Lay and Miao Miao of Australia.
The coach is particularly animated. He understands the gravitas of the
situation. Things running away too quickly from an English. The
Australians have only conceded nine points. Karina Le Fevre to serve.
Beginning of the third game. Incredible turnaround. How did she
get that smash back? Going to look at it again. What a reflex from Jian
Lay. Incredible turnaround. Time-out has been called by Alan Cooke 14
England. They are delighted at the way they are seeing the bowl.
over this match already. They were favourites from the start. The
fifth-seeded duo. Really imposing themselves out there now.
Ever the aggressors, the Australians. The youngsters are very
much up against it now, trailing four points in the third game.
The school board is strangling and stifling their creativity and
imagination reaction matched -- the score board is strangling their
creativity and imagination. Two points away from the match, the
Australian duo. Jian Fang Lay will be delighted. She has conserved her
energy. They have played a really efficient, brilliant match, frankly.
They got on the front foot from the start.
There it is, then, in no time at all, the Australian duo when. --
win. They are now assured a place in the semifinals. They will probably
run into the second seeds. -- quarterfinals.
Tin-Tin Ho and Karina Le Fevre having a hard time against
Australia, playing for a four -- for a place in the quarterfinals.
Tin-Tin Ho is still in the mixed doubles. We saw her play in that
yesterday. Her next match is a semifinal with her partner Liam
Pitchford, later today. We will still see her compete in the table
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I am excited about being in the tent.
Nothing has changed here, it is incredibly tight. England got off to
a good start. South Africa were leading 7-1 at one stage, but
England got a big score. They took the lead briefly. Now, South Africa
are level again. Nine ends. Natalie Melmore and Jamie-Lea Winch trying
to win a medal for England. They are up against a very good South African
pair in Tracy-Lee Botha and Collen Piketh. Let us rejoin our
commentators Sharyn at David Gauke. Piketh. Let us rejoin our
-- and A very good effort. A lot better,
moving the jack towards the back bowl.
Jamie-Lea has a chance, another touch of the jack.
Collen Piketh. A very experienced player, from Johannesburg. She has
been playing the game for a considerable time at the highest
level. She may well have got a shot out of
it. Her hobbies, reading, scrap
booking. That is unusual. She will have something after this event for
her scrapbook. A good effort.
Natalie, not needing to change too much from her last.
Colleen, coming down to have a look. Probably a good idea on this
occasion, it has changed quite a lot since she delivered her first.
Nothing from the marker at the moment to indicate the line.
It could well be two for South Africa. If that is the case, there
will be serious thoughts about the back position, dropping just
slightly in the line. She has gone quite wide, so she may
be looking to be around the back, for cover.
That is a handy ball. Probably very wise. In that situation you either
go deep or try to drop one in short. The blocker has to be
absolutely perfect. The only problem is not playing the
blog is you are leaving it wide open for Natalie Melmore to get into it.
She is in the area. That is a help.
It certainly got one. It could be a measure. Only getting one.
Tracy-Lee, she has better eyesight than most of us! That is what our
ring says as well. The last delivery sadly producing
this one. It almost took the front bowl out as well.
A nice little run for South Africa. Three ends in a row, picking four
shots. A lovely opening bowl from
Tracy-Lee. That is what you want to do. Get one
closer. That is the way it works. In a bronze medal play-off. Northern
Ireland have picked up a four, to level the scores.
Very good bowling here. A heavy bowl.
You get an idea how wide a line it is, it is coming down night, the big
sweep. That is a good bowl.
Giving it a chance. Just a slight edge. Too far. Unlucky. It is hard
to criticise. I don't want to criticise, she had to draw in
another shot. Could not afford to leave it. She wasn't a long way over
with the weight. It was only just reaching. It is easy to criticise,
but this is not a particularly easy rink. Needed to be under that. Her
bowling behind, it just did not go her way that time. A lot of
reaction. If you look at the mat and voles in the head, it is not easy
the way it is sitting. -- bowls. Latterly moving onto the backhand.
Going for the back position. It is hard to get it perfect but that is a
good bowl. Colleen Piketh is going to have to play the same sort of
all. I'll go bowls, by its very nature, quite complex because of the
weather conditions. These greens have been immaculately prepared, but
nothing is perfect. The margins are slightly different in terms of the
out door game. Similar bowl. Has to trust the swing
without putting extra weight on. Just put that extra bit of weight
on. Little bit of a gift for England and they will not play their last
bowl. We'll be happy to take the single. One shot. Always good to
have a single in concrete. You like that statue don't you? It took me a
long time to find out where that statue was. Then you discovered it
was in Glasgow. Studio-macro we will be leaving this
match for a little while on BBC One. There is about an hour to go. Very
evenly matched they are. You can continue watching this I pressing
the red button. There is another match in lawn bowls live on BBC
Three now. Ron 's medal match, jersey taking on the Northern
Ireland pair. Right now, the score is 9-9. Jersey are chasing their
first medal of The Games. Only three days of competition left
in Glasgow but many sports will be looking at their performance here is
the focus shifts to the 2016 Olympics. Matthew Pinsent has been
assessing their relative health with the opening ceremony in Rio 735 days
away. In a few days, we will cross over an
Olympic threshold and officially be closer to Rio 2016 than we are to
London 2012. Glasgow has been a wonderful reminder of what we as a
nation can do, both hosting and competing at a multisport events. It
will be an English triathlon double. But elite sport is hard. Far from
the medals and the cheering crowds, performance director 's will be
assessing where we are on the road to Rio. How much information can we
really get from the results in Glasgow? Daniel Keatings, swinging
straight, swinging clean and keeping his rhythm. Gymnastics is definitely
stronger than it was in London. It is a very exclusive club. Max
Whitlock is over 90 consistently. So he is top three in the world. What a
wonderful swim that is an team England win the final race. We have
never won the men's 400 x 400 relay, the Australians have always
wanted. There are some sports, that is good as the results have been,
will not a contested in the Olympics. It is thank you from
Glasgow but no thank you in Rio for netball, bowls and squash. The gold
medal goes to Nick Matthew. The sports but do crossover, both
Commonwealth and Olympics have shown up varying degrees of success and is
concerned. Sir Bradley Wiggins and England have to settle for the
silver. Always watershed moments, London was going to be it. Lost
leadership, big talent and it will take time to rebuild and it is not
certain it will happen in time for Rio. Coming of age for the
20-year-old. We have a whole new crop of people coming through, which
is encouraging. New names, 19, 20 years of age and at Rio, what they
have learned here will stand them in good stead in two years. Olympic
sport is shaping up. They are confident we are benchmarking at
least as well at this point as we were out of London. It is a good
sign. Well Glasgow has offered healthy competition, not all events
are world-class, banks to the absence of some superpower,
non-Commonwealth nations. That is not to say some performances would
not stand up when the world comes calling. This is the Commonwealth
Games and not the world Championships. All we can look at
the times swimmers are doing. They are world-class. We had four
swimmers ranked number one in the world. The competition within the
British team is so strong, not only are they
British team is so strong, not fighting for places to get on the
team to go to places like the world Championships and the Olympics, but
they are so dominant and the whole world is looking at our home nations
and asking how are they getting those results and producing these
performances, not only with such difficulty but such good execution.
One thing is for sure in sport, you cannot stand still. So for all of
the success and disappointments, there is always room for improvement
or a medal of any colour could be further away than ever. It is good
to have ambition and I hope we come back with medals from Rio. But it
will be tougher and we should not be naive about it. It is a tall order.
Athletics will never bring you 12 medals. But I can see is winning two
or three gold medals and five or six other medals and improve what we did
in London. Jodie Williams gets the silver medal. Bianca Williams, the
bronze medal. Lots of swimmers have stepped up to the plate. They will
be in their prime in two years time, if not, they have another four years
until the next Olympics. What it was from 2007 through to two -- 2012,
cannot be the same again. They are trying to find out what that is.
They don't have the strongest leadership in place to make the
right decisions. He has pulled it out of the bag. Now, we are getting
more specialists. You have Louis Smith, who you will always associate
with the pommel horse. Now we have Louis Smith on six pieces of
apparatus, so it means we have a shout on every piece. Where does
that leave us? UK Sport have been public to be the first nation to win
more Olympic medals at The Games after hosting. That, by any measure
comes under the heading of ambitious.
I am delighted Dame Kelly Holmes, ambitious.
president of team England is here. How many positive lessons can we
take from Rio because this is not a fully global competition? You are
right. I think what we can take from the experience of Glasgow is that
each of the teams for me seem better prepared. In a cycle of four years
from Olympics to Olympics, there are a lot of changes. There are those
who retire and it opens up doors for new blood. When you have a
Commonwealth Games, which is the only other multisport event outside
of the Olympics, the nations are split. We have seven nations and the
Great Britain athletes are split across but it allows the sport to
add extra athletes into the teams to see how they do. So more people get
the chance to compete at a Commonwealth Games than they do at
the Olympics. The conclusion Matthew Pinsent came to, gymnastics and
swimming have been the ones who have taken people by surprise?
Gymnastics, swimming and judo, I would add into that. That has been
really good for the teams across the board. Gymnastics is an amazing
event where people are so in awe of the capabilities of these young
people and what they have done. We have seen across the nations,
especially England and Scotland, some good, good talents. Because
they are young, it bodes really well the Rio, because this is a big
platform to move forward. Also fantastic experience of competing
under this spotlight? Absolutely. It is the only other multisport event
outside of the Olympic Games. It allows you to have experience of the
Olympics and a sense of the village. It is an amazing experience that can
blow it or make it for an athlete. Anything about the Commonwealth
Games is a replica of the Olympics, but on a smaller stage. It enables
them to have the atmosphere to work with other people from sports who
are established, so they have been to these major championships. You
have young blood in with champions. You are all part of a team. It was
like that or you because you had a major breakthrough at a Commonwealth
Games in 1994? You have made me feel old now, but 20 years ago...
Experience. I was 24 years old but new to the senior scene because I
was a full-time soldier as well. When I went to the Commonwealth
Games, it Lumia way. That opportunity to be part of a team.
One of my abiding memories was not just winning gold medals, but
sharing an apartment with Sally Gunnell. She was Olympic champion
from 1992, world Championships and world record-holder from 1993 and I
was in the same apartment. I remember thinking, I cannot believe
I am in the team let alone sharing with Sally Gunnell. What happens on
the sidelines, does it feed into performance? We did not have eyes
that's back then, but she used to have a cold shower. I don't do cold
or cold water, but on this occasion she went and won her gold medal. I
was going out for my 1500 metres so I had a cold shower before and I
won. And I thought, I have learned something from somebody. Now, all
these athletes have a wheelie bin three quarters full of ice. That is
a simple one now. Now sports have become so professionalised, you have
hot and cold baths, hot and cold therapy. What you don't not see is
behind-the-scenes preparation -- do not see. All of the in-depth
preparation that goes on right until we see them form here. Everything
from reassessments with the physiotherapists, nutrition, making
sure their warm up is perfected. It is much more professionalised.
Across all the sports, really. Some sports are struggling still with
funding, shooting, squash, netball, because they are not in the
Olympics. Sports have a different set up, different influence, funding
does make a big difference. It is the finer detail. When you come to a
village like this, we are help -- we can help them prepare better.
I want to ask you particularly about athletics, the fantastic
performances we have seen. Last night, also from the early days of
athletics. Adam Gemili was stunning when we saw him in Hampden Park.
Jodie Williams. Bianca Williams. They were amazing. I was so pleased
for Adam. He is such a nice guy. Such a nice man. But he seems very
professional. He really wants it and he gives it all. It was so nice for
somebody who has everything that it takes to be a champion, actually
feel like they are achieving through that work. Getting a medal gives you
hope for the next one. Your time is crucial. Even if you
finish on the podium, you and your performance directors have to look
at your time and assess your chances in the Olympics.
What is different in the common while James is sports have different
standards. But there will be qualifications for the Olympics. For
some sports, they may not have hit the standard required for the
Olympics even if they got a medal here, which is based on times and
selections. That does not mean they don't have a chance for that. They
have the European Championships, that becomes the next level of
accommodation for some events. Then the World Championships. -- level of
competition. Looking last night at Hampden Park,
people like Jodie Williams, Jazmin Sawyers. There was no expectation
Jazmin Sawyers would get a medal and she was able to enjoy it. It will
never be like that for her again. That is where things change. Some
people are able to deal with the expectation and pressure from being
in the limelight. There are a lot of athletes here who would have
performed out of their skin and put themselves out in the public
domain, being a medallist. It is now them to almost take it to that next
level. In their individual sport will know where they sit within the
global landscape. Is important. Those who have stepped up in
commonwealth status hopefully have ambition to go further.
With the right support. Looking at swimming, we have seen then proud,
Ross Murdoch. -- Ben Proud. What is the key to developing them?
My personal opinion is, when you have achieved something at this
level, you have to know this is your starting point and not your end
point, if you are new to the sport. You have to keep that hunger and
belief you can be better. It is right to look at the
belief you can be better. It is and asked what your ambition is. A
sport like swimming, it has had its ups and downs. It wasn't as
sport like swimming, it has had its successful as it could have been at
the Olympic games. It was a low point. This has been good to them,
the Olympic games. It was a low it has enabled them to look across
the board, to look at all of the nations, there is a mass of swimmers
doing so well. A critical time nations, there is a mass of swimmers
of making that transition nations, there is a mass of swimmers
identifying talent to keeping it and making it better.
There have been so many fantastic spectator moments. How important is
that for the athletes. Clare Balding was seeing if we host more swimming
in this country, you provide platforms for these swimmers which
spurred them on. Yes, recognition and exposure is
vital for sport, across influence on what happens. Funding
comes from success, definitely. But also, when a sport is high-profile,
it allows people to think people are interested with, we should make sure
we have champions come through. Glasgow had put on edge medicine,
Web games. I have competed in three myself. They have pulled it off. The
fans have been fantastic. The venues have been great. The fans have been
cheering for have been great. The fans have been
worried it would be about blue and white, but not at all. The
volunteers making the Games successful. Having performances you
can cheer on. I have been cheering everybody. I love performance,
seeing the expression of joy, seeing talent. I know what detail goes into
performing, the hours, heart ache, the glory, combined. When you do
something well, it makes it worthwhile.
If we look at the medal table, England are at the top.
We are used to seeing Australia at the top.
We are, at this point. I have to be careful what I say. I personally
think that England have done brilliantly. They really have.
Australia, of course, are a nation to be recognised, they are always
number one by a lot more medals. I cannot say it is not going to change
but I can say I think that England have done better than they have done
in this stage of the Games, we are so far ahead, we have a good chance
of winning. Can England get another medal at the
athletics, the 800 metres final? We have Jessica Judd and Jenny
Meadows from England, Lynsey Sharp from Scotland. Watching the heats,
we have the Kenyan who would probably be written down as
favourite. But if Jessica Judd continued running, a young girl with
a mature head, she can win a medal. And the weather does make a
difference. All of them are running in the same
weather. It is about tactical awareness, not getting boxed in,
having confidence. With Jenny Meadows, she is an established
athlete. She has won medals before. I think she won't give up the
fight. If I look at current form, Jessica Judd looks on form. The last
100m for Sharp, it was do or die, and she went storming down. She was
lucky to get a fastest loser place. We will be watching Hampden Park
closely today. Thank you. You are going to the athletes village.
I am going to the dining hall, every food from around the nations. I am
not an athlete anymore so I can have what I want!
Thank you for coming in. Let us go to the Scotstoun Sports Centre and
the men's single, Ryan Jenkins taking on for drink or of England.
Commentating is Paul Hand. Paul Drinkhall the first game. They
are having a time out. We join them as they go into the second.
Simply brilliant from Jenkins! Position hitting -- precision.
Despite the loss of that very first -- close first game. Both men are
demonstrating such mental fortitude.
Fortune favours the brave, they say, none more so than Paul Drinkhall. It
is a real treat. Jenkins not coming out the right
side of the big points at the moment. It is costing him dear. It
is frustrating for him. He knows, you had to admire Paul drink all,
his ability to come through the crunch. I guess that is why his
ranking is 85, and Jenkins is 250. Nicky Jarvis, the coach, there. The
father of Matt Jarvis. A sporting gene which is very strong running
through their family. Drinkhall, in the ascendancy. Both
games have been tightly contested. Has Jenkins got more in the tank?
Not entirely happy with the ball. Noticed something just prior to
serving. We'll have a change and a little
knock up. We will resume, Ryan Jenkins with
his second serve will stop. Little shout of disapproval verse
from Drinkhall. As hard as Ryan Jenkins has tried,
he cannot seem to extend the lead any more than the margin of one
point. Can he build from here? Drinkhall
has done so well to contain him. So far!
than Paul Drinkhall. 35, against the 24-year-old. Plays in Germany. As do
so many players now. Loves spending time with friends and Amberley when
he is away from the table, Drinkhall. -- friends and family.
You have two credit Drinkhall for containing this man. He has played
brilliantly today. Terrific loop backhand from Jenkins.
The man who does so well, into the ninth of ten days and has been
watching 80% of his compatriots matches. To do that and take care of
a performance like this is Admiral. Still cannot put a run of more than
two points together consecutive league against Paul Drinkhall. --
consecutively. Frustration beginning to show with Jenkins. Furious
missing that, which leaves Drinkhall two points away from a quarterfinal
place in this meant's singles events.
Brilliant redirection up the line from Jenkins. Look at that.
Margins in this game are so minimal, it is frightening. Just a
millimetre here, you miss the target or find the net. A laps in
concentration, a moment of luck and the whole game can just swivel on
its axis. 9-9 here. Brilliant from Jenkins.
Game point to Jenkins, only for the second time in the match. He could
not convert the last one, can he do so here?
Opportunity snuffed out by Drinkhall again. He has played the big moments
admirably. Brilliant point from Drinkhall. Got
on the front foot early in the rally. Took the Welshman's time and
space away. Match point, Drinkhall. Beg your pardon, it is not it is the
best of seven. So it is game point. Brilliant from Paul Drinkhall.
Demonstrating such mental strength to the delight of Joanne in the
stands. Studio-macro Paul Drinkhall in
control. This is the third round of the men's singles in the table
tennis. We will bring you back to this later on. Let's go back to
Kelvingrove because we have been watching the gold medal match in the
women's pairs of the lawn bowls and it was proving impossible to call
it. How is it looking now? It is still very tight. England leading
16-14 after 15 ends, but there is not much between these talented
teams. Jamie-Lea Winch and Natalie Melmore trying to win the gold medal
like they did in Delhi four years ago but up against them Colleen
Piketh and Tracy-Lee Botha. Not much to choose between them. Let's join
our commentators to see how this unfolds. Sharyn Renshaw and David
Caulker. Two plays with input from the management. I think she must
play a forehand now and try and get the ball through the gap. More
chance of the ball going on to the jack on the backhand. But the
backhand offers a more reliable shot. This is not easy.
She got it absolutely perfect. She could not have got the edge of this
better. Good bowl, good results. Get a lot of credit from me for even
attempting it on the forehand. This will be pushing in with weight, I
would expect. They have good back bowls. They are well protected from
behind. Last role of the end. Got to be in
the area but does not want to be too wide. What a result! I thought she
was on the high side but pushed the front bowl in.
Just clipping the front bowl. The jack was always going back. It did
not bounce off it. She knew it. She knew as soon as she got the angle
right that it was coming in. Two great bowls from the skips. Big
turnaround on that one. Massive turnaround. Getting some really good
shots towards the end of each end. It is all to do with bowls in their
head again? They are creating the opportunities.
Playing a better line this time. Chance for a connection, it pushed
the ball through, opens up the jack. A very good bowl.
Good leading. It has given her skip every opportunity to win this match.
Looking good. Just pulling up a little short.
South Africa need to get this one in.
Taking it may be too far through. Certainly, the shot to play. We will
have to wait and see who lies. It is indicating two to South Africa.
Natalie is playing down on the back and, rather difficult. -- backhand.
I'm not quite sure if she could see. This is going to be a very
interesting last hand. The difficulty for clean is that the
backhand is safer, but if she moves the jack, she could possibly give it
away -- Colleen. The forehand is more reliable and more likely to
sweep into the jack. The percentage is on the forehand shot.
You would have to think they could be more reliable. You are going into
the last end one down, which is great. Give yourself every chance.
If you are going to play the forehand on the sweep, you have to
be careful of your weight. You do not want to be anything above jack
hi. You can afford to be below it. -- jack high.
She is down on that side. A very safe line. No change.
I don't think there is any change, anyway.
They are going to measure it. Taking one out. It was indicated it
was two to South Africa very quickly and early. It really hasn't changed.
I can understand them wanting to be sure. Yes! So can I. You don't want
that hanging over your head going into the last end.
I don't think that was much of a measure. More wishful thinking. A
psychological thing. Let us play absolutely safe.
Two to South Africa. This is going absolutely safe.
Two to South Africa. This is going to be a very interesting last end.
Yes. A little team conference needed. To
discuss the length. The length they feel they want to play. Maybe a bit
of encouragement to each other. They haven't scored in this
direction for some considerable time. You have to go back to that
little run they got in the eighth, ninth, 10th end. After that it has
been going in other direction. I can understand why they are having this
chat. A little bit on the shorter side, the jack. So, England are in
front 17-16. And this is the last end of the match.
Of course, if South Africa can score a single, it will be a tide end, and
a one and shoot out effectively. -- tied.
That is a lovely opening bowl from Tracy-Lee.
Jamie-Lea, behind the jack, as normal. Sophie
her team to another gold medal. Definitely the women's
her team to another gold medal. England squad is doing very
Bobby Donnelly, from South Africa. Also a gold medallist here. Didn't
go well in the singles. One of the few that Jamie-Lea has
played short of the jack. Neither of the Leeds have played too
many short. I think this has been a very good
game, good leading, good skipping, no weaknesses.
Colleen Piketh will be saying, well done, lead, you have done your job.
It got the wrong bowl. There really only one shot
It got the wrong bowl. There Colleen, to get behind the jack. It
is not Colleen, to get behind the jack. It
while! I know you were happier with the last end. You have played
while! I know you were happier with position. One of the best in the
world at the moment. They really
this one. The only danger is that the back of it. She is white. She
doesn't want to be short. -- wide. Natalie will have a chance.
Just to let you know, the last end of the bronze play-off is level at
14 - 14. So, two really good matches. Just dropping inside. I am
not sure if I would go near that. The second shot is definitely
beatable. You don't want to make it easy for Natalie Melmore. She has a
good weight shot on her. She is more than capable of coming into it.
The last thing you want to do is sit one level with the jack or slightly
short, which could be used. Trying to encourage that one around.
It is protected. This is a big bowl. Needs a second shot with this.
She has gone through. Colleen, don't go near it. It is a big bowl for
Natalie to draw that. Just go deep. Anything short would be bad news.
That is a very wise decision. She did not need to go to the manager to
discuss that one. Keep it deep. The last thing you want to do is drop
one short. It would make it easier. -- easier for them.
I would try to draw for second. She has had two attempts already.
So may look for a different option. I think you are right. There is no
guarantee of getting the front bowl on. If you get the wrong age of it,
you are only going to promote it. I think she needs to draw the second
one. For me, she has been one of the best players in this event with her
last bowl, in the singles as well. Initial bit of destruction from the
other end, she will regroup. -- distraction. A good idea to take her
time. Movement from one area catching her eye. She is going for
it. Playing weight. She is good at this shot, looking for a percentage
on it. Oh! The bowl followed, but she saved the match. It is one to
South Africa. That was a gutsy shot. She played the weight shot. Well...
The marker has already indicated it is one to South Africa.
It is close. Even having the camera at the top, I
wouldn't like to discuss this too much, let them get on with it.
What a gutsy shot. She is so good with that last bowl. I thought she
was coming off the front edge. But, jack movement. You have two
attempts to draw. Drop one well short, one behind, look for another
option. There were three in it, taking one
way wasn't good enough, she had to get movement on the jack. It was a
speculative shot. It had to be hit perfectly.
in by so much. I cannot blame them measuring, it is for gold medal.
There it is. Absolutely perfectly onto that. Great contact. Solid
bowl, no edges. She thought she had it. But she saved the game and that
this stage that is what she wanted to do. That was her first target,
save the game. 17-17. England, for the first time in the match have
brought the mat up the rink. Have not seen this so far. Has been up a
little bit before but not as much as this. So a definite change for the
tight It shows the quality of Natalie
being able to do something. She does it in the singles, so many times
with the last bowl. Scratching out something. Northern Ireland in the
bronze medal position of one bowl away from lifting the bronze medal.
Good opener from Tracy-Lee Botha. There is cheering in the background.
It is the girls from Northern Ireland who have won the bronze in
the pairs. They are absolutely delighted, and so they should be.
Too much weight, but giving it a chance to take the jack will stop.
It is under. That is an massive bonus to get the edge of the jack.
Reaching up and giving it a chance. Now she is in a good position.
Here is the last role from Tracy-Lee Botha. Just edging the jack out and
Here is the last role from Tracy-Lee putting it in a very good
Holding. She has opened it and she has the back position. Won't be easy
to beat that back position if she ditches the jack. I would not bet
against Natalie Melmore to do that. This bowl has to be behind. It is
going under. You have got three shots, you don't need one in there.
Wasted. This jack is going to end up in the ditch. So strong with the
running role and it is on the favourite hands, the forehand. Just
holding off. South Africa have got a choice. They either block it, which
I would not do because the backhand is available. Or go as deep as you
possibly can. The worst thing they is available. Or go as deep as you
could do is get one around it. Surely that is just going in amongst
all the rest. They only need one, not five. Has to go again. She will
adjust for this one. Half jack or better. Almost certainly will ditch
it and hold onto it for the gold medal. Just missed it. South Africa
will take the gold medal. What a fantastic match. Brilliant game. All
the way down to the last end. Congratulations Tracy-Lee Botha and
Colleen Piketh. They played really good bowls. So did England.
Jamie-Lea Winch and Natalie Melmore both played extremely well. It came
down to that site end. So little in it. A brilliant performance by South
Africa to win this match. They just keep doing it at major events. They
really do. Come to the Commonwealth Games and take gold medals.
Commiserations but I think it should also be congratulations to the
England team. Wonderfully played match. Scoreboard just coming up.
South Africa have beaten England 20-17.
STUDIO: South Africa take the gold medal in the women's pairs at
Kelvingrove. An absolutely gripping match. These two teams were so
finely matched all the way through. It was just in those last stages
with an extra end South Africa managed to take the gold medal. I
know as a fan of them, you have been following this the sometime, but
some of us will be thinking that lawn bowls could be so dramatic? I
hate to say I told you so, but I have told you how exciting the sport
is. Disappointing for England in the end, it was a fabulous match to
watch. The England team had their opportunities and led with one end
to go. We have to give credit to sell Africa, a tremendous fightback
to claw their way back into the match. They have one their fifth
gold medal at these games in lawn bowls. And the combination of Tracey
both and Colleen Piketh have produced some tremendous stuff.
Natalie Melmore was also beaten in the final of the singles. She will
be disappointed, but she has won a couple of silver medals. Jamie-Lea
Winch was part of the fours team that lost to South Africa in the
quarterfinals earlier in the week. She will also be a bit crestfallen.
Hope leet we will be able to speak to them. Descartes being
commiserated right now. But there was the bronze medal match going on
as well between Northern Ireland and jersey. Everyone from jersey hoping
for a first medal of The Games. Unfortunately they came up short
because Northern Ireland have won the bronze medal. Another tight
match, 14-14 going into the final end. Northern Ireland are merged on
top so the quest for a first medal for jersey continues.
Congratulations to Barbara Cameron and Mandy Cunningham of Northern
Ireland. Another tight, dramatic match. We think the players are
coming to is very shortly. We will be able to interview them, but back
to Michelle. Final day of the lawn bowls competition at Kelvingrove.
Let's talk to our Lee Williams who has been our social media guide to
The Games. How was the reaction to last night at Hampden Park, the
weather was dismal but stunning performances? Eilidh Child ripped
everybody, online as well as TV. Judy Murray leading the tribute
saying, she is a typically understated Scottish superstar.
Jessica Ennis-Hill said, brilliant run, lots of pressure. Jessica
Ennis-Hill dealt with the most pressure at London 2012 knew what
Eilidh Child was facing. Dai Greene said they should have changed the
timetable so Eilidh Child could have had an hour of singing the
proclaimers. It was a fantastic atmosphere. She might be still
competing so we might see more of her. How is the 71 club going?
Incredibly well. We have managed to get hold of two athletes at the
village. It is the challenge to interview at least one athlete from
each of the 71 nations competing here. We have done the Seychelles,
Bangladesh, New Zealand, British Virgin Islands, and Scotland, I
think they are called. Scotland are the last? You would think you would
be able to find somebody to talk to. Where are you going to go to find
the more elusive ones? Bangladesh have a gymnast which we will be
watching this afternoon. New Zealand, we have not figured which
one we will speak to. The British Virgin Islands, we are hoping to
tempt into the studio tonight. We will get an update later as usual.
Tonight at The Games, every night on BBC One at 10:40pm with Clare
Balding and Mark Chapman. Now, so far this morning we have had a very
morning, table tennis, dramatic times at the lawn bowls. Now we will
go to diving. It has some of the high-quality fields. We will see
jack Law in action in the three-metre springboard final when
he is partnered with Chris Mears. At first a reminder of what you need to
watch out for. Individual and synchronised event
take place on the three-metre springboard and the ten-metre
platform. Individual athletes contest the one metre springboard
competition. The synchronised springboard diving,
competition. The synchronised adjacent boards are used. They
measure 4.8 metres long and 50 centimetres wide.
adjacent boards are used. They measure 4.8 metres From the diving
tower, competitors will dive side-by-side from the same ten-metre
platform. This surface is six metres long and three metres wide. There
are six different types, forward, backwards, reverse, inward, twisting
and arm stand. So now you now how it work,
impressive to watch, sometimes terrifying. Helen Skelton is over at
the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh where the diving action is
happening. Terrifying it certainly is. It is a
goosebump inducing place to be, today we have three finals on day
three of the diving. Plenty of opportunities for Team England to
add to their medal stash, so far we have two gold, two silver and one
bronze, we have had a preliminary round already, we are getting ready
to see a synchro three metre final that involves Jack Laugher and Chris
Mears, he said to me after last night "I am going to rip it up
today." We will see if he can do that. Tonight we have the women's
Springboard final. All three English girls and Scottish girl are through
to the final. At 19 minutes past seven, we have the men's
synchronised ten metre platform final which will include Tom Daley.
Olympic bronze medal list at London 2012. Tonight he will be diving with
James Denny. It is the first time we will have seen them in competition.
But Tom Daley, he is a global star and what a time he has had similar
since the Olympics in London, 2012. Here is a reminder.
Oh, yes, it is a good one, we can't do any more than that. The crowd are
on their feet. Tom Daley has done absolutely everything he can. Tom
Daley, you would not have done any more. It is out of your hands now.
2013 was a rough year for me, riddles with injury, 2000 is has
come with a lot of changes, I have moved to London, I have a new coach,
I am doing lots of exercises, I have changed my techniques, the
competitions are going well. I have a personal best in Mexico, and came
away with a silver medal. Like, gradually, making the step between
being good, to try and get into the excellent category.
You mentioned that personal best, what has been the difference to get
that extra special score? To break a personal best is something you
strive for. The littlest things make a massive difference, if I don't
point any toe, if I go slightly over from vertical. The smallest mistake
can cost you a personal best. -- my toe. There you go, Tom Daley.
He goes into the water, hardly any splash, give him some tens. Well,
get in! What was special about the Commonwealth gold? The Commonwealth
Games is something that has been a massive event on the diving
calendar, to be able to compete in his first one in Delhi and come away
with two gold medal, I was over the moon, I couldn't wait for another
four year tos get the chance to do another one.
-- to get the chance to do another one.
It is not so good. He lost it on the take off. Running out of room there.
Maybe the flashes put him off. That was about the demon dive, the
twister. Everyone has a dive they are scared of. For me it is the back
twister. But I have done a lot of work on it. I have been doing
everything I can, to get me to a stage where I with do it as well as
I can. I am optimistic about the Commonwealth Games I will be able to
nail that divement Am I right in saying you have seen a therapist and
psychologist There is so many things to talk about, whether it is diving,
outside of diving. It a crucial part of being able to be at the top of
your game, you have to be able to mentally be in the position, to
think that you can win, and also be in the position where you don't have
any worries about the sport you do. To get another Commonwealth gold
medal would mean so much. It only happens once every four year, it is
not like an event you can do it one year and think OK, I can try next
year to see if I can win. You do all those years of training, four years
and you get six dives to make it count. If you mess up one dive, you
are out. There is still a lot of work to be done, by the time the
Commonwealth Games actually happens, I am on the end of the board,
hopefullily be in with a chance. -- hopefully I will be in with a
chance. So Tom Daley defends his title tonight, with new partner
James Denny. The reason I am saying in that dramatic way, they have
never dived together before, they don't, they don't train together
very much. Why have they been put together? Tom has been focussing on
his individual, that is where his computer focus has been, the synchro
they have been trying to match him with a suitable partner. James Denny
and Tom were in together in the dry land and they were matched
effectively together, so the somersaults they do. They were OK,
James has the degree of difficulty, which is the same as Tom, so there
is the potential there. They did work on the lower level boards and
it was noted these two are potential, so we need to trial them
at some stage. Tom was on the word series stage, James Denny wasn't, he
was concentrating on Springboard. They didn't have the chance to get
together now. It was deemed by the powers that be and the boy, we want
to give this a go. Let us see how it goes. They have been put themselves
together on the ten metre and they look good. I was talking to Tom's
new coach, who said for them it is all about the Olympics, she has come
over, she has left Houston after 24 years to build up to the Olympics,
am I right in saying this partnership is a practise for that
as well? Yes, you have to explore the option, Tom, as you know, hasn't
been matched with the synchro partner, we have been testing his
British diving to try and find someone suitable 6789 James Denny is
suitable. But obviously focussing on the individual as well, in Tom's
case. But he is in Leeds, James Denny, Tom
is in London. James Denny good mates with Jack Laugher and Chris mere,
they have the best bromance ever, don't they. Chris Mears and Jack
Laugher, they are always hanging out. They might be buying a house
together! Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, diving today, in this final,
three metre, let us talk about Jack Laugher, he blew the field away.
Didn't go to plan for him last night. A real shame. He was the man
to beat and he did five good dives but made a mistakes on one, it is
interesting, his performance was exceptional but he made one mistake,
that dive was pretty good. The reverse one-and-a-half,
two-and-a-half twists, he is still in it on that one, it went wrong on
the next one, his fifth round dive. The four Ward four-and-a-half, which
is 3.8 difficulty. As he comes into the end, he doesn't get the good
hurdle step and the dive gets away from him. -- forward. That is a
disastrous mistake, it cost him the gold medal. He will be looking for a
gold today with Chris Mears. For people who are new to diving, the
hurdle step is the last step at the end You need to be in perfect
balance with your feet on the end of the board. It is o common for divers
to be hanging ten, all ten toes over the end of board which makes it more
difficult. He said I am looking forward to be being back out with
Chris, tomorrow I am going to rip it up. They have competition from the
English boys, haven't they, how is this going to shape up? The
Australian pair of Mitcham and Nel will be strong. It will be a tough
contest. All six Dais can't make any error, let us wait and see. This is
Chris earlier in the week in his individual competition. Just missed
out on a medal. He will be keen to get on the podium Absolutely, they
Mishal Husain and Jason Mohammad present live coverage of day nine of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
There's table tennis action from inside the Scotstoun Sports Campus, with semi-finals in the women's singles and men's doubles. Historically, Singapore has been way ahead in this sport, while India, Australia, and England have been consistent performers.
Plus, the semi-finals in the women's hockey.