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wonderful performances and golden moments, but do not think the fun
has ended the cos some of the biggest stars are about to begin
their Commonwealth West -- because. We start with Tom Daley. --
Commonwealth battle. I still get terrified every single
time. Ten metres is a long way down. You know you will hit the water at
34 mph. You cannot think about what could happen. It is all about
confronting fear. Peak physical condition is not enough. You have to
get mental strength. You only get that when things go wrong.
You keep pushing through. You do not hear any noise, you hear your feet
on the board and nothing else. In life, sometimes you need fear so
you can face it. Every single time I dive, I feel
completely alive. He starts his head for golden glory
shortly with partner James Denny in the ten metres synchronised. They
hit the water at about 34 mph, 50, it is for hour. -- kilometres for
hour. It is marginally quicker than Usain Bolt.
How do you become the fastest man in the world?
He becomes a legend! It does depend on your raw material.
Are you a symbol? How are you alt? -- how are you assembled, how are
you built? He will take the Gold again.
Unbeatable! Could you ever doubt him?
All the fine tuning in the world will not help if you do not have
inner steel, if you do not have willpower and the drive to succeed.
You still have to cap -- you still have to take care of business, hold
on your strength, focus and mind. He has blown them all away!
If you do that, when you arrive at the blocks, you might just make the
most of being alt to strength. -- built.
Usain Bolt, Tom Daley, not a bad line-up. These are more familiar
faces over the next three hours. Lynsey Sharp will have the Hampden
Park home support tonight in an 800 metres final.
But could it be England's Jessica Judd who has the best chance of a
home nations medal or even a Gold? The fast men and women will hit the
track for the 100m relay, Usain Bolt for Jamaica, before ten o'clock.
Australia will expect a Gold from this sprint hurdles champion, Sally
Pearson. England's Tiffany Porter will have other ideas on what
promises to be a showdown to remember.
This is how the timetable is looking.
The athletics gets underway at eight o'clock, sadly without Mo Farah, but
still a high-quality field. Usain Bolt will make his Commonwealth
Games debut just after 9:30 p.m.. A great night of track and field. To
set the scene is champion Paula Radcliffe. The standout race has to
be the women's 800 metres? Yes, from the perspective of the home
countries, we have good chances and this -- the stadium will come alive
when Lynsey Sharp is introduced. She just made it through in the European
Championships so should we be worried? She will rob ugly be
concerned, she did look concerned in the race yesterday, but she did
everything right. Had herself in a perfect position but she looked very
tense as though she was struggling. But she held it together and she
kept fighting until the end and she managed to beat Jenny Meadows on the
line but they both went through as fastest losers, so it was important
she guaranteed her place in the final tonight. Jessica Judd looked
great, she let her semifinal from the front. How good can she be? --
she was leading. She can be really good, she is still a junior social
could have gone to the world Junior Championships which finished in
Eugene but she wanted to come to the Commonwealth Games to make an
impact. And what I was happy about was that she seemed to run a lot
more to her instincts and naturals tile. And the way her heart would
dictate and not how she would worry with her head. She sometimes has a
tendency to worry and to get nervous and to overthink races and when she
does them naturally and let instincts take over, she looks
happier and more comfortable and she runs better. Is it all about Eunice
Sum? She is definitely the one to beat. How she controls this will
dictate how it is run and the medals. If she takes it out hard,
depending on who goes with her, look out for dangers like Jessica Judd
and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand who could be strong. Also watch out for
the Ugandan, and Melissa Bishop looking good. We will join you for
the 10,000 metres, all. There is no Mo Farah but who should we look out
for? -- for the 10,000 metres. Look out for the Kenyan athletes. Also,
the defending champion, he has not come into these Games in the shape
he was in previous years but one to watch out for. We also have Jake
Robertson of New Zealand. He took a fall in the 5,000 metres when his
twin brother got the bronze so he will be a danger. And Mo Farah's
training partner of Canada, also. Kenya take -- take some beating.
What do you make of the decision of Usain Bolt only perform in the
races? It is great he has come here and it shows the Commonwealth Games
do matter as we have seen every night in the stadium. It reflects on
the same way it was great to see David Rudisha. -- in the same way.
He was not in the shape he wanted but it was important to use the race
to bring himself towards that. That is why it is important to see
champions like Usain Bolt so people can race against him. He is maybe
not untouchable, as he has been before. Thank you for that. In the
penultimate night of track and field. And it has been another great
day at the gymnastics and this is a quick look back.
It was a dream! England's Kristian Thomas takes the
silver. That is your Commonwealth champion,
Scott Morgan, from Canada! Wales's Georgina Hockenhull takes
bronze! Ellie Black, she is the Commonwealth
champion. Max Whitlock, yet another medal.
It does not come much better than this.
Nile Wilson, silver, his just reward. He has done it, Dan Purvis,
Gold medal. And Scotland goes crazy!
It is a golden floor routine for a golden girl!
Take sparkle, energy and what you get is Claudia Fragapane!
What a performance! That is so impressive! Kristian
Thomas, we know what he can produce. This is beautiful! I do not use that
term very often. What a way for Nile Wilson to finish
a great baptism. Marvellous. This is how the
gymnastics medal table concluded. 19 medals for England, a record, a
staggering performance, England's best ever why a distance. Canada
second and Scotland doing well. But England dominating proceedings. We
have seen some stunning gymnastics and today, we saw startling spirit
from Canada's Anderson Loran in the high bar, he suffered that agonising
fall. But he got back in the bar for this to happen. Surely he had had
enough? He got back for a third time this to happen. Surely he had had
to finish his routine, to a great this to happen. Surely he had had
invasion. The epitome of the spirit of the Games. No medal, but he
deserves a medal for bravery. Five days of gymnastics or over but
the sport keeps coming. If you love boxing, BBC Three is the place to
be. -- they are over. And you can watch every offence life
online. -- live. Diving next, but first,
Gold medals that had been won in Edinburgh today.
Jack Laugher claimed his second Gold, winning the springboard title
with England team-mate Chris Mears. Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward
took the bronze. Great effort. Tonight, it is the men's ten metres
synchronised platform in which Tom Daley won Gold in Delhi with his
partner who has retired. He will partner James Denny this time around
and we will be at the swimming pool in a while but first, we can catch
up with Tom Daley who has had a challenging couple of years.
It is good, he cannot do more than that! The crowd are on their feet,
Tom Daley has done everything he can!
Tom Daley, you could not have done any more, it is out of your hands
now. riddled with injury. 2014 has come
with a lot of changes, I have moved to London, I have a new coach, lots
of new exercises, lots of new tech geeks. The competitions are doing
really well. I have just got a personal best in Mexico and a silver
medal. I am making the step between being good to trying to get into the
excellent category. You mentioned the personal best, what has been the
difference to get that? To break a personal best, it is something you
strive for. The smallest thing makes the biggest difference. If I do not
.80, if I go slightly over from vertical, it can cost you a personal
best. Tom Daley goes into the water,
hardly any splash. Give him some tens!
What was special about the Commonwealth gold? It has always
been a massive event on the diving calendar. To compete in my first one
and come away with two gold medals, I was over the moon. I could not
wait for another four years to pass. It is not so good. He lost it on the
take-off, running out of room. Maybe the flashes put him off.
Tell us about the twister. Everybody has a dive they are scared of, for
me, it has always been the back twister. But I have done everything
I can, working with my support team to get me to the stage where I can
do it as well as I can. I am optimistic that I will be able to
nail it. Have you seen a therapist or psychologist? There are so many
things to talk about with a psychologist. It is a crucial part
of being able to be at the top of your game, to be able to mentally be
in the position to think that you can win and where you do not have
any worries about the sport. To get another Commonwealth gold
medal would mean so much. It only happens once every four years, it is
not like an event where you can do it again the next year. You do all
those years of training, four years, then you get six dives, and if you
mess up one of them, you are out. Still a lot of work to be done, but
by the time the Commonwealth Games happens, I am on the end of the
board, hopefully I will be there. We shall find out. Leon Taylor was
an Olympics or the medallist in this event in Athens 2004. Tell us what
sort of shape Tom Daley is in. He has been in phenomenal shape for
most of this year, he got a personal best in the individual event a
number of weeks ago in Mexico. Unfortunately, he hurt his thumb
recently, he almost took his thumb off his hand, so he has had heavy
strapping and a bit of time out before the World Cup two weeks ago.
He still managed fourth place, so he is in great form. He is excited to
go this afternoon, or this evening. If you have got a painful fun and
you are going to be plunging from ten metres, that is going to prey on
your mind? Of course, lots of things can play on your mind, though. The
dives, the crowd, the expectation, the pressure, so it is another thing
to add to the mix. But he is exceptional, he will deal with the
pain and the distractions, and he is excited to get going. England have
been rocking it here, he is looking forward to adding to the medal
tally. He is going with James Denny, it is a new partnership. They
well matched? They are. They had a couple of months' preparation to see
if it was going to be a suitable match, and their techniques and
power ratios are much about. They did some lower-level diving, the
three metre platform, the five men to platform, it looked like one for
the future, but they have got here to the Commonwealth Games and
thought, let's put it together. They are in with a shot of a podium
finish, for sure. The decision was made earlier in the week, quite
late. When you have got something like a synchronised swimming, don't
you have to work together for a long period of time to get it perfectly
timed? Absolutely. This is a trial for Rio de Janeiro. Tom Daley has
been looking for a partner, trying to find somebody who can match him,
and now he has James Denny. If this works, and I think it will,
and now he has James Denny. If this still have fine tuning to do, but
they could be a medal prospect in 2016. Can they stand on top of the
podium in the next half an hour? It seems a bit sparse, who is the most
likely competitors? There are only four competitors, the Malaysians
have pulled out due to injury. You have the Australians, who were
probably the most experienced. The 2008 Olympic champion.
A relatively inexperienced pair from Canada. It is wide open. They have
six dives, if they time it right and the execution is good, we could see
another medal for the Englishman. What about James Denny, can he cope
with the type of difficulty that Tom Daley can? He is not as consistent
as Tom Daley. He has been working with the big
dives for a while, but what a joy for him to stand next to him and
take on the Commonwealth Games with this crowd, it will be a real joy. I
am sure Tom Wilkinson calm, and they will have fun and see what happens.
You have been there, seen it, done it, it is all very well on your own,
exceptionally difficult, but what is it like when you have to be
synchronised? It is an added distraction. But it is an added
excitement. You have to concentrate on what you are doing, but in sync
with the person next to you. 1.5 seconds to get from the diving board
before you hit the water, and a 35 miles an hour, whilst spinning and
twisting as many times as you can. Sounds like fun? For you, yes,
obviously! It sounds, does it difficult for me! Have we got a new
start in Jacques Rogge? Two gold medals and it's all the medal. Yes,
he has been in phenomenal form, he has been inconsistent over the
years. His name has been mentioned, but it has not been put in lights
before. He was close to the third gold medal last night. In the
individual last night, that was his as well, so he could have been a
triple gold medallist. He is a great guy, only 19, and he is a name to
watch. We have got one wave from the judges. They do not look like a
happy bunch! Thank you, Leon. The ten metres synchronised platform is
about to begin in Edinburgh. Bob, it is all yours.
Gary, thank you. I have had an idea for a programme pilot, Leon Taylor
and Gary Lineker up on the for a programme pilot, Leon Taylor
board. It will get rate Saturday night ratings! We have four pairs.
board. It will get rate Saturday They will only be boarding to
medals, a gold and a silver. There They will only be boarding to
will be no bronze medal. They should have been five pairs, but the
Malaysian pair withdrew. have been five pairs, but the
Belizean pair withdrew. We have England, Australia, Malaysia and
Canada, in that order. To set the scene, indeed men's, it is six, in
the women's, it is five. Similar to both, the first two
the women's, it is five. Similar to the dives they have to do. The
optional dives, from Rowntree onwards. The required dives are in
the first two rounds of. They are all 2.0 difficulty. It is a bit like
that cycle race on the track where they allow the pizza van
that cycle race on the track where around, then he gets off, and they
can go around, then he gets off, and they
much happens in the first couple of rounds, people do not normally drop
their 2.0. They are just there for show. But you can open up a ten
point lead. 0.05 of 8.7 to third place and fourth place earlier, so
every point counts. There will not be any big leads opening up, but if
you can end up top of the leaderboard after the first two
rounds, you are in a fantastic attacking position. Let's see how
much a fact there is from the newly formed pair of Tom Daley and James
Denny. Round about the same age, Tom Daley, 20, James Denny, as well. He
seems to have been around for a long time. He won the World Championship
in the individual at the age of 15. The rudimentary forward one and a
half somersault with pike. If you had any questions, how will James
Denny Bay, there is your answer. One of the half somersault in the pike
position, is he matched for height and strength? Tom Daley has a better
time, that is not unusual. A bit of splash from both divers. The
execution will be between 8.5 and nine, anything over 52 is excellent.
Nine is across the board. Pretty much. The lines through the marks
means they do not count. The ones without lines will. A nice, solid
start for the English pair. The execution was better from both
Australian divers, a ripped entry. It is very echoey in this swimming
pool. An open pike, synchronisation is good, execution is better. We
might see them nudge in front of the English pair. It is early days yet.
The margin is marginal. 0.6, the difference. We saw a medal won by
0.5 in the women's. At this stage, it means little. The Malaysian pair
won the three metre competition. If you trust your body, you can
achieve beyond what your mind can imagine. That is the 18-year-old's
motto am a very philosophical. It is pretty good synchronisation.
The diver closest to us was a fraction ahead. The judges do not
get the replay. He was just winning the race to the water, fractionally.
The synchronisation should not be as high as we saw for the Australians
and the Englishman. It will not be far off.
Here are the Canadians. One of them had a horrendous accident a few
years ago, which nearly rendered him paralysed. After retiring, he
decided to come back. Here he is at the Commonwealth Games.
yet, that was a mirror image all the way down. I was thinking, is this
going to be a classic competition? I have got my answer, that was a
delight. Four out of four divers executing that exceptionally well.
We have quality, not quantity, definitely. There are only four
pairs. What kind of competition is that, you may think. But with these
scores, it is good. The Australians are good. Until we get to the third
round, nothing really starts to move a great deal. We will come to the
big tariff dives, with all of the consequent risk.
Another partnership here and we will explain that later. James Denny. Tom
Daley. It is an interesting choice. They
all carry a 2.0 degree of difficulty. There is a slight to
scrap the in the synchronisation -- discrepancy. They have just put this
together, a bit ragged. So that is good. But they might fall away a
touch. Inwards dive -- and inwards dive for
Dominic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham, the ten metre individual
champion for that dramatic last round in Beijing. This is more
straightforward. The Australians were a bit of in
that, they hit the water at the same time, execution was excellent. But
there was a different shape. The younger partner opened out a lot
earlier. It should get more of an eight foot synchronisation. I think
they will be top of the leaderboard, ahead of England.
That is the great thing about synchronisation, you are able to
look at these at home and you can see they are not quite right.
Individual diving, you get very technical things with
synchronisation, you can see when things are not right. Ooi Tze Liang
and Chew Yiwei, of Malaysia. They have been put together after round
one. A reverse dive in Round two. Won good reverse dive in the pike
position. Locking their toes, good synchronisation. Good alignment,
same distance from the diving board. Malaysia could go top of the
leaderboard. Two good solid attempts. So they go joint first
with Australia. Three points above the English pairing. Canada still to
come who had a very impressive start, Maxim Bouchard and his
younger partner, 17-year-old Vincent Riendeau. Three Gold medals/dear. So
he must be in decent form -- last year. Reverse dive for Canada. I am
impressed with this young pairing. That is an excellent second-round
dive in the pike position, Malaysia just performed the same dive.
Alignment is good and execution is spot-on, that could be 52, 53. If it
is, it is still very and stop and all to play for! Doing very well so
far. 105. They are a class act and the best pairing. England are in
fourth place and only two medals will be awarded. Canada and
Australia in one and two. Joint silver medal. When we get to round
three, what is happening with the other pair who should have been
here? They both have a synchronised elbow injury on the same side. That
is a real shame and I wish them healing wishes. Get better soon.
Good to see you back soon. And we have another pair to keep you on
your toes. Do not get alarmed yet. The first two Brown is kind of
posturing. This is when things get serious. -- rounds, they are kind of
posturing. 3.2 four Tom Daley and James Denny. -- the Tom Daley.
Excellent synchronisation. Speeds are good. Distance from the diving
board are good, the entries are atrocious. Double surfboard moment.
Execution will only be seven because of the amount of splash.
Synchronisation is good. Yes, I thought it was all right. I thought
it was worth a nine. Not according to the judges. Finding life tough in
the early stages but three rounds to go.
Matthew Mitcham, involved in the three metre before. Back now for the
ten metre, a busy week. He did not do the three metre individual that
he will do the ten metre platform individual against Tom Daley. That
is Australia's and set a Team England leaving the door open. --
and serve. The Australians have synchronisation going on. Matthew
Mitcham a bit further away from the diving board. His execution is
excellent. Dominik does throw up too much splash so he will be penalised.
-- Dominic Bedggood. Only a temporary difference between
Australia and England. The Jazz hands of Matthew Mitcham! He has an
excellent book out, well worth leading. -- well worth buying.
Ooi Tze Liang and Chew Yiwei of Malaysia, it in joint second after
round two. -- in joint. They will have three and a half somersault to
perform. A lower degree in. Chew Yiwei, closest to us, he moved
further away. His partner Ooi Tze Liang hits the water first.
Execution points will be low for Chew Yiwei. Ooi Tze Liang nailed
his. Seven, maybe? 7.5. 8.5 on one side. They have slipped behind
England. It is very tight between second and third. Not quite so tight
between first and second. This is the pairing that might shake things
up. They have not been tested as yet, now they will be. Maxim
Bouchard and Vincent Riendeau, of Canada. I am not quite sure on the
technique. I have never seen that before, both had their arms above
their head as they run to the board, but it seems to work. Different
distances from the diving board but that is the best Synchro we have
seen. Speed is good, entrance into the water at the same time.
the water Eight, bingo! Taxis are hard to come
by in Edinburgh but you do not need to hail them just yet, boys! Below
Australia and above England. Just railings have got a 7-point
advantage. -- the Australians. Nothing really sorting out. Still
very tight. The only extra step has been taken by Australia. Brown four
of six. -- round. Good support from the Commonwealth nations involved.
Not many of them. Malaysia, Australia, England and Scotland. We
had to Tonga this morning and New Zealand. -- we had.
Those are pretty much all the nations in diving, and I, of course.
-- India. What a shame. Looking good so far,
great synchronisation. This is James Denny's lack of experience showing.
Tom's is worth 7.5, eight, which is good. It is all right, still more to
go. They could be critical. Tom looks at the score board, he knew
what was coming. Those marks will not help them towards a Gold or
silver. These are the current leaders. They will be noting
everything around them. Reverse three and a half somersaults. They
just have the edge in the rest of the field, marginally. -- edge on.
We have almost seen exactly the same thing. The experienced diver Matthew
Mitcham, that is clean. Australia map row, less experienced, only 19,
he puts his on his face, almost. He over rotates. He will only get a
five. So Australia have not capitalised on the error from Tom
Daley and James. That has opened the door for Canada. I am not sure we
will get a smile from Matthew Mitcham. And his younger partner.
They will discuss that with their coach, but they know exactly what
they did wrong. Malaysia, they are not out of it. Very much in
contention. They had a three in the previous round. 3.2, this time.
Waiting for the referee. 3.2 degrees of difficulty, they
fourth at the moment. -- degree. If they get this right and project
themselves above, they could go into first place. Right on cue!
Tremendous effort. I was not sure which way it would go. That is the
best dive we have seen. Great synchronisation. Scores that cup --
scores that have a cross do not count. There three marks for
synchronisation. 83.52. Two marks on the left and 32 -- and three on the
right. That will put them in the lead. Malaysia. The most consistent
team so far. I will say no more because I always get accused of the
commentator's curse. 3.2, Maxim Bouchard and Vincent Riendeau.
I take it back! You cannot take it back! As predicted by up, they have
been teamed up because they are good -- as predicted by Robert. Synchro
is not good, execution is off the mark by one of them. Consistency has
now changed to inconsistency. If I was that good, I would be a
commentator for higher who could predict the outcome of events, I do
not and I will not. themselves in reverse gear. But
there is not much between first and second. A gap between second and
third. But there are still plenty of third. But there are still plenty of
opportunities, a lot can change into rounds, especially this differential
-- degree of difficulty. rounds, especially this differential
getting all of the applause and a claim, that
getting all of the applause and a them. But some ground to be made
up. That is better, good
synchronisation, James Denny just over rotating, not quite as much as
he did on the previous dive. over rotating, not quite as much as
good, James Denny just over rotating. Throwing up loads of
splash. His score will be low, which is a shame, because the
synchronisation was good. is a shame, because the
be game over for a medal. is a shame, because the
only two medals in this is a shame, because the
gold and silver being given out. is a shame, because the
feel sorry for James Denny. He has not had a lot of time to prepare
with Tom Daley. The lack of training time is starting to show, ragged at
the edges. Just past the 300 barrier with that. But the dives are
completed and intricate, things can go wrong for the other pairs yet.
More experienced, but they can still make mistakes. They both went over
as they entered the water. A bit easier than their previous dives,
3.2. Good synchronisation, but different distances from the diving
board as well. A low scoring dive. It keeps everybody in it. Nobody
wants to win this! Pete, I know you are watching this at home, maybe we
should be in this! I like the idea of you and Gary Lineker! I have a
Commonwealth silver and bronze, I need a gold-medal! The Malaysian is,
the current leaders. Go on, boys, let's get the quality back-up.
That was a bit of a mistake from the current leaders, feeling the
pressure. A backward three and a half somersault is in the tuck
position. Slightly off on the spinning speeds, and they go way
over, so the execution marks will be low. What is going on here? Nobody
wants to win this! What is going on here? After a promising start,
everybody looked to be in with them, but they have lost their rhythm.
When the optional rounds start, things to go here and there. These
are the most difficult dives humanly possible, and they start to go
wrong. Can somebody right the wrong? Could it be Maxim Bouchard
and Vincent Riendeau? 81.15 will give them the lead above
Malaysian. I do not think the Canadians want
it, as well. He synchronisation is OK, but the execution is off. Flat
feet, Boots on, over they go. The diver closest to us throwing a
payload of splash. That is a bit better than the Malaysian 's. I
wonder where that will put them. It has bunched up again. Only 14 points
separates first place from last place. That is OK. They move into
third place, just behind the Australians.
Australia are very tight with Canada. England have got a lot to
do. Seven points behind second place. There is a huge dive to come
from James Denny and Tom Daley. Seniority for the man who has been
diving at the top level for almost a decade. This is an amazing dive.
Let's talk about the intricacies of this. They are going to nail it. In
theory! They saved their best till last,
getting! Yes! The pressure is on, the place is on their feet, I am on
my feet, that is what we needed to put pressure on. That will get way
over 90 points. They have smashed it. Will that be good enough for a
medal? Three pairs to go. Let's wait and see. There is the gauntlet,
let's see what Australia, Malaysia and Canada think to that. I told you
it was big. That is big. Where did that come from? That came out of
absolutely nowhere. They are celebrating as if they have a medal.
Do not count your chickens. They are celebrating nailing one of the
hardest dives in the world. In the Commonwealth Games. And they did it
with aplomb. The Australians have got a big one of their own. Not
quite as high as the English pair, but they have the advantage of quite
a few points. They have picked up the gold led!
This will be close. This will be close. Which way is it going to go?
This is going to be all chart type. My goodness, let's wait and see what
the scores are. I cannot split them. That is bang on the money. That is
going to get 85 points plus. Can you believe it is Mac the gap between
first and second is 0.18. It is in favour of those two.
Matthew Mitcham has two silver medals so far. Maybe now considering
the prospect of a gold-medal. England cannot win it. Australia
still can. There are only two medals, two more pairs to go. It has
turned out to be a very eventful ten meter synchro. The quality has not
been there until the last two dives, but it is picking up at the right
time. A lower tariff dive for the Malaysian 's. 82.2 will put them
above the Australians. 82.05 will put them above England.
That will not be good enough. That will not get above Australia or
England. They are slightly out of time. The execution is off. They
will be ten or 20 points behind. A lower degree of difficulty. A good
effort, but no medal today. Third place is the best
effort, but no medal today. Third they can do, and there is no medal
for third. they can do, and there is no medal
Only one question remains. Can Canada do it? Australia think they
have the God medal, England believe they have the silver medal. Only one
pair can prevent that from happening. The equation is
straightforward. 90, that is a big ask of Maxim Bouchard and Vincent
Riendeau. The degree of difficulty is not high
compared to the others. It is good, but that will not be
good enough for a medal. They are going to finish third or fourth. The
medals will go to Australia and England, and they are split by the
narrowest of margins. It is an OK dive.
narrowest of margins. It is an OK themselves, but loads of people make
mistakes. Amazing. 7.5 and eight on the execution, they
finished in fourth place. Malaysian finishing in third place. 0.18 in a
400 competition separating Australia and England. Let's say the makeshift
partnership of Tom Daley and James Denny, they have pulled it out of
Denny, they have pulled it out of the bag with that sixth round dive,
with everything looking lost. We had written off their chances of getting
a medal, to written off their chances of getting
have got a 3.6 in the locker, or a 3.8, all kinds of things are
possible. They made it 3.8, all kinds of things are
the final round dive. Not quite enough to get
the final round dive. Not quite only denied by 0.18. The Australians
have picked up minor medals all the way through, they have their first
gold medal of the week. Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham.
The Malaysian 's and the Canadians present, but neither of them will
get medals. Only a gold and silver awarded, and that will be very soon
indeed. That was an interesting competition. It had good, bad and
indifferent. The last round is where things start to happen, both the
individual and... Let's look at some of the dives of James Denny and Tom
Daley. They got it together right at the very end. The smiles back on
their faces. The Australian pair putting some very good performances.
The Canadian pair started strongly, but at the tariff was increased,
but there were mistakes from everybody. The synchronisation was
very good. There were some faults on the execution. That is diving. I
cannot believe how close it was. Unbelievable. Will they be
frustrated, because it was so close? Yes, they smashed their last
dive. The roof came off, the place nearly had to be put back together.
It was an extraordinary final dive. You have got to do a consistent list
of dives. Why was the last dive so good? It carries a difficulty of
3.7. It could go disastrously wrong. But when you get it right, they got
95 points on it. They went right up to the top spot, but only to be
taken by the Australians. The reaction of the rest of England was
fantastic. Tom Daley is a global star, and if you are an outsider,
you think, I wonder if they think, Tom, Tom, Tom. Clearly, they do not.
Every driver that has taken to the board gets the same support. We have
got many superstars here, and he is just one of the many. It has been a
great performance, and it was almost a gold-medal. It has been difficult
for him to find a partner. How important is it to find the perfect
partner? I do not know if there is a perfect partner, that there is
compatibility. They were put together just to see if they were
matched. On the lower boards, they have the potential, but they have
different goals this year. They have only had chance to come together
now. In the short space of time, they have done really well. This is
their second dive, it did not start off great. We were all excited. They
were not setting the world alight with those first couple. The second
was off the mark. Interesting choice. They are at different
speeds. It is rough around the edges. But they have just got
together. To be thrown together at the last
minute knowing you have potential means you are a rough diamond. But
they did do risky dives, how much confidence does that give you? In
this pairing, there is potential. And Daniel and Matthew who are not
here, that will be great competition. These guys did great
competition today, we have two good pairs in England. Congratulations,
was that as you expected? We did not know what to expect because we only
started training together on Friday. So we have trained for one week and
we have done three sessions so happy with that. I just said to James,
give it everything. Give it everything you have got and who
knows? Everything can happen in diving. I could hear that in the
Tate is and I was like, no! -- the commentators. James did a great
job. James, your first Commonwealth Games, silver medal, how does that
make you feel? Great. The previous two were not what I wanted. But to
finish in the dive I did was amazing. Diving alongside Tom Daley,
there is expectation. Did you feel the weight of pressure? Yes,
throughout the competition, he was giving me things to focus on. So it
does help the built throughout the competition. What next, occur one?
Considering we nearly went 400 when we only did one good dive, we are
going into the European Championships and we will enter the
individual and the synchronisation. With more training, we could go far.
If this is a rehearsal for Brazil, how far could you go? Who knows? It
is diving. Yesterday's competition, the World Cup bronze medallist did a
failed dive, anything can happen but we will work as hard as we can to be
in good shape. Ben and Chris spent 15 hours playing computer Games! I
worry about them! Are you looking forward to tomorrow? Excited, we are
going to be diving tomorrow, exciting stuff and it will be tough
against Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham. Congratulations, silver
medal, we look forward to the next chapter for you two. So Tom defends
his title tomorrow, can he retain it? I think so, he is in great form.
He has got six dives to do, let's see what happens. I am delighted
everybody is smiling, I look forward to watching this partnership. Gary,
you are not getting out of this diving, we are looking forward to
seeing Gary Lineker in the ten metre!
You will have to wait a long time! I can assure you. But there is an old
saying, you are only as good as your last dive and that was pretty good.
Tom starts his defence of his title tomorrow morning. Lining up
alongside him is 14-year-old Matthew Dixon and if all goes well, both of
them will be in the final at 7:30pm tomorrow night.
And on BBC Three, there is the boxing semifinals. That will
continue until ten o'clock. If this wonderful Games has inspired
you to find out more about sport, go to the page on the BBC website.
There is so much information on all sports, including how to join local
clubs, and it is the summer holidays so get involved! There is a great
piece on that website and Johns -- in Jazmin Sawyers who took silver
last night. Before that, she was a bobsleigh. And we can join Robbie --
and we can join Gabby now in Hampden Park.
We have sunshine, warm weather and Denise has even requested a fine!
You will hear more from these guests soon. -- ban. It is the men's ten K,
no Mo Farah but plenty of talent as Steve Cram and Brendan Foster will
tell you. It is a big field, which is great to
see. It does not include Mo Farah, sadly. He decided not to come to the
Commonwealth Games, which is a shame. He is training in high
altitude. He will no Kirui who ran against him in the final in 2011.
Jonathan Mel are of England's, our against him in the final in 2011.
only representative. And Chris Thomson, who is also with Mo Farah,
training and trying to recover. And the
training and trying to recover. And is here. Kipsiro. From the Isle of
Man, his emblem has been sewed onto the back of his shirt. But it is not
a commercial emblem! Luke Caldwell of Scotland. Could the Canadian get
amongst the leaders? Paul Pollock representing Northern Ireland.
Callum Hawkins, from Scotland. We have seen a lot of brothers and
sisters competing. His older brother Derek ran in the marathon on the
first day of the athletics programme. Griffiths,
first day of the athletics Rwanda is well represented here. I
said it was Rwanda is well represented here. I
the three Kenyan runners will be the ones we watch. This is the Kenyan
champion. He might be a good bet. ones we watch. This is the Kenyan
Two lines. That is their national emblem, does that need to take top?
That is silly! He does win the prize for the best shirt, that is good.
Andrew Lemoncello has represented Great Britain in the steeplechase
and it is his best events, his performances were pretty good, but
he has moved away from that event. We have just seen the steeplechase
and he is now running the 10,000 metres. And. The conditions -- and
the conditions here are quite warm. This man will not mind that. We see
him often on the circuit. Not a great exponent of the 10,000 metres.
Andrew Lemoncello. Harry Summers of Australia. This is the second line.
Because there are so many athletes, they have to line those guys up.
They are not getting a head start. They have to run round the outside.
The men's 10,000 metre final, 25 laps in the sunshine in Hampden Park
in Glasgow. A lovely evening. If you are going out round bellied Houston
Park, -- round the park, it might be tough, it is as warm as we have seen
for the last couple of days. Not what the athletes would have been
hoping for. Brendan, we would normally sit and talk about the
likely dominance of Kenya but look at the three men in this race, Kirui
has a good pedigree, he has won the Kenyan Championships. There may have
been other Kenya athletes who had the ability to come here. I am not
sure whether these three will entirely have this their own way.
They are not the three best Kenyan athletes. However, tonight, in a
major championship, the Commonwealth Games 10,000 metres, we may see some
of them improve on that performance. They are not looking for a fast time
and there is no reason to look for a fast time in a championship. Summers
of Australia, happy to lead them. They do not get many opportunities
to run the 10,000 metres. The crowd are dissipating another strong
grace, they are expecting Kenya to feature. -- strong race. Kipsiro is
the champion, do not forget. He is defending his title. He could not
defend it in the 5,000 metres. Let's see if he can defend it in the
10,000 metres. This is the story so far on the
other final. -- in. Going clear in his second attempt. The tall
Scotsman, annex gymnast. He got to talk for gymnastics. -- a former
gymnast. He tried events in gymnastics. In third place
currently. Or at this stage, he was. A clearance of five metres 45. He
had a bit to spare. Six foot six. That is very tall and pole vaulting.
-- in. He is over. A bit of advice from the coach. One of two
Englishmen left. Luke Cutts. Very convincing in the early stages. And
again, at this height... He looks in control. A clean sheet so far. He
has had a neck injury. Many think he is best placed to take the Gold
medal this afternoon. We have a Scotsman clear. We also have Luke
Cutts who broke the indoor record. Six months ago. This is the other
Englishmen, Steve Lewis, fifth in the Olympic Games, bronze medal,
silver medal in Delhi. A close shave at 55. He did give
that a wobble. Slightly nervous. But it did stay up. Steve Lewis. He does
like to feel his weight into a competition. -- feel his way. Luke
Cutts is more of a maverick, if I can say that. He throws himself into
the competition. Steve Lewis did give it a wobble. Two Englishmen go
clear. Surely getting close to the medals? So it is over to the
Scotsman. Can he join the two English man? --. Final attempt. My
word, that looked as though it stayed! He looks in pain. The result
of a failure, a third time failure. It looked as though he had cleared
it, but he gave it a wobble and it dislodged the bar from those
supports. And the Scotsman, 21 years of age, his competition is over.
Fourth place will be confirmed with that previous clearance. Look at
this, it is in the way down, his chest. We can see the supports to
the side. He goes off sideways and that is a loss of energy. If only
that could have gone straight up and down. And it hit him on the head as
well. Scottish record, many high hopes for
him. He has been in the USA, trying to snatch a medal in the pole vault.
One or two of the Scottish athletes in this 10,000 metres raised in the
US, Callum Hawkins. The pace has slowed down a bit. They are jogging
a bit now. Peter Kirui and Josphat Bett, and Charles Cheruiyot have
gone to the front. They are not doing anything yet. The pack
squeezes up again. Andrew Lemoncello, the tall figure on the
outside, based in America now. He had a good go at the marathon, we
have seen him run half marathons before. There he is, in the blue
vest of Scotland. Coming up on the outside. Josphat Bett on the inside.
And there is Jonathan Mellor, in the red and white vest of England, in
the middle of the pack. He is our only representative. This was going
to be the Mo Farah show, but we only have one representative. I think Mo
Farah misses it. We have got Paul Pollock, he had a great year at the
marathon last year, he qualified for the World Championships for Great
Britain, running for Northern Ireland tonight. Peter Kirui
leading. They are almost 3000 metres, just keep surging. For the
British contingent, the Australians, the New Zealanders,
they prefer it to be steady. It is a fairly warm night, a lovely night.
Mo Farah or not, I am sure the crowd are getting really into this event.
Mo Farah or not, I am sure the crowd The wind and contingent well
represented. He has not been too far from the lead. It has gone up and
down a bit. Charles Cheruiyot has down a bit. Charles Cheruiyot has
bit. He will change the down a bit. Charles Cheruiyot has
last few laps, down a bit. Charles Cheruiyot has
69.4, you want the early laps, when it is not too hard, keep your eyes
away from the lap scorer. If you are feeling tired, you look at it and it
can affect you. The other two Scottish athletes in there, Luke
Caldwell, and Callum Hawkins, from the barking athletic club, a big
football fan. He supports the great football club submarine. There is
Jonathan Mellor and Andrew Lemoncello.
You can see the athletes going around the top end, where the
pole-vault continues. We are back live, we have seen three failures
from the Englishman, which means there is a jump off. Two of the
Englishman going for gold. Both of them knocked it off on the
first attempt. Luke Cutts will go again. And unfortunate first failure
for Steve Lewis. The pole-vault keeping the crowd entertained on the
top vendor. The athletes are heading towards them on the back straight.
You can see the pace is being picked up initially by Charles Cheruiyot.
He is now just watching and waiting. The three Kenyans, we were talking
about whether Peter Kirui and Josphat Bett and Charles Cheruiyot
were at the best standard. They have got good pedigree, when Josphat Bett
one World Junior Championship is, he ran a startling time. He did improve
from that. When Mo Farah broke the British record in 2011, this guy was
third. He was with Mo Farah at the start of the last lap, but he has
not developed from there. This is an effort from Josphat Bett to break
this up. He has followed Charles Cheruiyot through. The field is now
completely stretched. Yes, that was a 65 second lap, by far the fastest
of the race so far. The gaps are opening, stretching a little. You
have got to hold it all the way back along the back straight.
have got to hold it all the way back Bett looking strong. They are
passing the pole-vault, we have got our eye on Steve Lewis and who.
Josphat Bett leading get at the moment. A bit further down the
field, Andrew Lemoncello struggling a bit. The Canadian is looking
comfortable. Keith Gerard started to struggle. As is Paul Pollock, and
Callum Hawkins. That is a slower lap. They are going
quick, easing off, going quick. It is not always the easiest way to run
it. Josphat Bett letting people know how he feels. The bar has been
lowered. The first man to go clear will win. Luke Cutts at 5.55.
A really interesting battle pole-vault. The two English athletes
going for the gold medal. Who is going to win the gold medal?
Remember the race in going to win the gold medal?
2002, the 10,000 metres, three of them, it was a brilliant sprint over
the last lap. The three medals were in doubt until the last three or
four strides. I wonder whether we are in for something like this,
because you would not want to pick a winner, even the three Kenyans. They
have had an easy ride so far, it has been comfortable. A bit of a change
of pace, but regular laps. Coming up to the halfway point.
A lot of these athletes in this field will be comfortable at that
pace. The second half of the race, you would suggest it would be faster
than the first half. There are a few athletes who can run in that matter
-- in that manner. Steve Lewis for the gold medal. He is clear!
England's Steve Lewis is clear. It is the equivalent of a penalty shoot
out, 5.55. A jump off, and the man who took the silver medal four years
ago now has the full set, to add to his bronze medal in 2006. A
wonderful competition, it is a gold medal for Steve Lewis, and a silver
medal for Luke Cutts. The cross of St George already
draped around his shoulders. What that must mean for Luke Cutts. --
for Steve Lewis! Fifth in the Olympic Games in 2012. Luke Cutts,
that is the equivalent of a dead heat. Going to almost a photo
finish. Steve Lewis, huge congratulations. 28 years of age. It
could not have been tighter. It was a wonderful clearance in the end,
5.55. Maybe his experience told ahead of this man, two. -- Luke
Cutts. 26 years of age. I am looking down the list, this man took the
bronze medal. It was a gold medal for Steve Lewis. What a moment for
Steve Lewis, he has had a difficult year. I have spoken to whom a couple
of times. What a brilliant evening for him. A penalty shoot out, Steve
said, in the pole-vault. A gold for England and Steve Lewis. The new
leader, from Rwanda. He is in the front here, leading from Peter
Kirui, Jake Robertson, the New Zealander, who fell in the 5000
metres, and Moses Kipsiro moving up. The Ugandan is starting to take
closer order. The defending champion in eighth place, in the red. He
senses the race is beginning to get moving. We have got Dewi Griffiths
being lapped. Nothing happening yet, nobody is trying to win this yet or
completely break up the group. So many men in contention. There is no
strong favourite, no athlete here who has come to this race thinking,
I will be the one. We have been who has come to this race thinking,
to watching Mo Farah running these big races. We have been used
to watching Mo Farah running these approach, saying, I am going to
control it from my position and come out in the last lap and when it.
There is uncertainty here, lots of out in the last lap and when it.
athlete running well, lots of athlete capable of running well, but
nobody has imposed themselves on this event. Peter Kirui leading.
Just feeling OK. But nothing much happening at all. It is good to see
Jake Robertson, after his fall in the 5000 metres, taking close order.
The race beginning to start, nine laps to go. Peter Kirui is leading,
we have just seen a gold medal in the pole-vault for England, and we
can bring you up to date with what happened in the women's high jump
earlier on this evening. It was perfect conditions. It concluded
earlier. It was the tall figure of Isobel Pooley. She is 1.91 metres
tall. This height is 1.92. The first time she has ever looked up to a
bar. Look at her reaction. That went into the lead. First-time clearances
right through. A personal best. At that time, it
was the best. A personal best. At that time, it
raised the bar to 1.94. She went clear. 18 years of age, she opted to
come here instead of the world junior games. I am sure the winner
of the world junior games... It was close, because Spencer skipped 1.94.
of the world junior games... It was She had this final attempt at 1.96.
The 30-year-old from St Lucia. was not a gold medal tonight. She
took the bronze medal between -- behind Isobel Pooley, which handed
the gold medal to Elaine Patterson. It would have an achievement for
Isobel Pooley. Her coach told me she was in shape. Boy, was he right.
Well done. here. They are really beginning to
get warmed up by the 10,000 metres. We have less than seven laps to go.
Kirui has been the leader for the last few laps, and his team-mate,
Bett, has been behind him. Slowly it is getting quicker. Six
laps to go, and when they get down to four or five, they start thinking
about their plans. The group is getting smaller, just by constant
pace. The pace of the second half is clearly faster than the first half.
There are now nine in that group. All of the big Kenyans, as expected,
are there. Jake Robinson of New Zealand is there. Evans of Canada is
also running well. Well, this man, Kirui, he is making his living on
the roads. In April, he ran a personal best in the half marathon
in Prague, and he ended up in Honolulu one week later. That is how
these Kenyans are sometimes racing these days. I am not sure the
Commonwealth Games was in his plans, back in April. But here is. The
Canadian at the back of the lead group, who trains with Mo Farah, and
may have a little bit of pace. of England has dropped out.
BRENDAN FOSTER: This is getting interesting now. In amongst that
group is the champion. We know he is quick at the finish. We know he is
not running against the very best in the world, as he has done on the
last few occasions. Cam Levins of Canada, and the other Canadian in
there as well. And Jake Robinson, well, him and his brother have done
a good job in this last week. Jake is taking on these Kenyans. Well, he
knows them well, he lives - there! They have emigrated from New Zealand
to live there. Now, the gaps are opening.
STEVE CRAM: Ahmed of Canada just moved up as well. So, Robertson,
tucked in on the inside. The Canadian, who ran in the World
Championships last year in Moscow, and finished ninth. And now, he goes
to the front for the first time. When they come round, there will be
three laps to go. He is trying to break this group up, Ahmed. The
defending champion, Kipsiro, still in that group. Ahmed hit the front,
which almost brought them to life. Three laps to go in the Menston
thousand metres. And there is a group of eight athletes in
contention. You would not like to put a bet on where this one is going
to go. We do not know enough about these athletes, and their finishing.
They very rarely run against each other in competitive races like
this. We see them running in the Diamond
this. We see them running in the the 10,000m is not a common event in
the Diamond League. Cam Levins moving through. And I think he and
Jake Robinson are doing the right thing, trying to split up the
Kenyans. Well, it is starting to get moving, in terms of the tension. We
are into the last 1000 metres. The three Kenyans, with Cam Levins
looking ominous. Mohammed Ahmed, his team-mate, is looking tired, as is
the defending champion, Kipsiro, but do not write him off just yet. With
two laps to go, the New Zealander does not have the pace of some of
the other athletes. Cam Levins will be getting more and more confident,
I think. He needs to make sure that he either covers the move or makes
the right move himself. The Kenyans are good, but these are not the
quickest sprinting Kenyans that we know. And Cam Levins may be able
quickest sprinting Kenyans that we cause them a bit of a problem. Well,
the pace is still only 67. They still have not done anything just it
is not excessively hard. It is going to be quick, we know that, it has to
be quick, to sort this one out. Medals are available. There was a
little bit of a push. In the old days you used to be told to move
out. That clearly is not a convention any more. Now, who is
going to make the first move? The training partner of Mo Farah, Cam
Levins, has he got the speed of Mo Farah? Jake Robinson is making the
first move! There goes Robinson, in the famous black vest of New
Zealand! It is interesting what is happening now. Kirui is holding him
off. Charles Cheruiyot is still there, as indeed is the
off. Charles Cheruiyot is still champion, who has just gone past his
team-mate. Moses Kipsiro at the back of the group, and he can kick. Has
he got anything left in his legs? Look at Kipsiro, in the red!
Robinson has gone. It is one from Canada, one from Uganda, three from
Kenya. Look at Cam Levins! He stretches out! They are chasing him.
Kipsiro, the defending champion, does not want to give this up
easily. Levins, has he got the power? Taking on Bett and Kipsiro!
This would be a big surprise! Kipsiro looking for room on the
inside. Levins kicks again. Can he lasted out? Kipsiro on the inside!
Who wins it? Kipsiro! In the last stride! I think the defending
champion, on the inside, as won his second Commonwealth title. The
Kenyan arms are up. Well, I think Kipsiro wins that, Brendan. Bett
does not know it. Maybe he did not see him. But if I was a betting man,
which of course neither of us are, I would say Kipsiro has got that one.
He has got it! It is on the screen! It is on the screen, the defending
champion, not a great run in the 5,000m, but there
champion, not a great run in the down. I do not know if he knows yet.
The camera is on the champion, he has defended his title just what a
finish that was, what a race it was in the latter stages. It was not a
classic, that it was a fantastic last lap. Moses Kipsiro, and I
remember Mo Farah telling me, you do not want Moses Kipsiro near you in
the finishing straight. You have got to run the finish out of him. He won
the 5,000m and 10,000m in Delhi. And there are his supporters. Another
gold medal for Moses Kipsiro just look at the strapping on his knee,
he has clearly got a problem with his leg. He was never close to the
front at all. Levins, in third place, the bronze medal, and he is
happy with that. He nearly won it, he really did. He just did not do
enough in the back straight. So, Kipsiro celebrating. The three
Kenyans. Here we are, 500 metres to go. There are those Jake Robinson of
New go. There are those Jake Robinson of
for home. Can he make it? At this point, look at Kipsiro, about seven.
And on the outside, Cam Levins is getting ready to make his run. He
really looks as though he has done enough leading. But on the outside,
they are still in contention, and look at Kipsiro. Look at that burst
on the outside. Ahmet almost tripped. Kipsiro is in fourth place,
and Levins has made his move. Look at those lapped runners, they really
should have moved out of the way, but they didn't. So, here comes
Levins, with Bett on his shoulder. Kipsiro on the inside, looking for a
chance. There is yet. As they chase down. Levins But he has run out of
chance. There is yet. As they chase legs. That little space on the
inside, and Kipsiro slips through. Bett thinks he has won it, and
almost slows. Kipsiro, running like a sprinter, crosses the line, wins
the gold medal, like he has done before.
STEVE CRAM: Well, he is the only man ever to have defended either the six
mile or the 10,000m title. Paula Radcliffe, you must have enjoyed
that finish. Cam Levins, we know him well, he was leading for a bit.
PAULA RADCLIFFE: Yes, you have got to feel for him. He just slightly
misjudged that race, but he went for it and gave it everything he had. In
these closing stages, he knows he has got Kipsiro on his inside, and
you can see him trying to maintain his form. One of those Sprint drills
which Alberto has him going through, when he is doing the training with
Mo Farah. But he just cannot quite yet enough to hold off Kipsiro, who
is desperately reaching for that line. And he holds onto his title
from four years ago. Restore thinks he has won it on the outside, but
Kipsiro just nips through on the inside. When he thinks about it, I
think Cam Levins will be happy with the bronze medal.
Well, that is Uganda's first medal inside the stadium. The winning
margin was less than the winning margin in the 100m - how about
that? GABBY LOGAN: What a finish. Michael
made the point that Levins let's Kipsiro incomer doesn't he? I do not
know. He is working so hard on trying to maintain his form. I do
not think he looked up at the screen, I think he was just
thinking, keep my form, keep my shoulders, give it everything I have
got. Bett thinks he has won it, but Kipsiro does it, he has been taking
tips from Colin Jackson! MICHAEL JOHNSON: One of the things
of doing the relay is, you hold the inside of your lane. He is on the
outside of his lane, which allows the other one through. If he was on
the inside of his lane, then Kipsiro has got to go around the peril of
them. Yes, I think he just went slightly wide as he came into the
straight. Had he moved in then, he might have got tripped from behind.
I think he was just trying to give everything that he could. Let's go
to find out what the winner has got to say.
Moses come a tremendous performance, you have defended your gold medal -
described your emotions. I am very happy, and I thank God. I was not
expecting this. I have been having a lot of injuries, the knee was very
painful. So, I say, no, I am not going to take part in this. But
something deep inside was telling me, you can do it. You can make it.
And then I stuck to it, and really, I am very happy now. I am glad you
listened to that voice inside your head, because you won another gold
medal. You saw the space on the inside and you took it. Yes, coming
to 300 metres, I was feeling, I have still got enough energy. 200, 100m
to go, I say, no, I need to put all my energy to the finishing line. I
took the chance on the inside line and I say, God help me, let me push,
push, push. When I got to the finishing line, it was just amazing.
Isobel Pooley there. She comes away with a silver medal from the high
jump. That is great progress for her, Denise Lewis, isn't it? It is.
Once you are over 1.90, I guess, in the Commonwealth, you are going to
get away with it. But she is still young, still working out the
technique. Would she have expected that silver medal? I do not think
so. It is about being competitive, and she certainly did that. She has
got a range of options to pursue, hasn't she? Absolutely. She won the
world Junior Championships, clearing 1.93, so it would have been great to
see her in this competition, but again, you make your choices. But
great for the English athlete nonetheless. And Eleanor Patterson
of Australia took gold. We move swiftly on to the 800m. Last
night, we saw David Rudisha pipped by Amos who took the gold for
Botswana. It was a thrilling race. The women now are going to do battle
over two laps. There is plenty of home nations interest. Jessica Judd
what a young talent she is. Listen to the noise. Jenny Meadows just a
hints she's getting some of her pace back. Lindsay sharp sets off at a
decent pace. As the rain pours down and the crowd cheer for the English
women, Jessica Judd on the outside. Lindsay Sharp is struggling. Jenny
Meadows looks comfortable. Jess Judd being roared by the great crowd.
She's not going to make it unless she does something Judd finish
miraculous. Ing quickly. I don't know why she left things as late as
she did. Paula, you mentor Jess Judd. What
have been your final words? Relish being here. Take the energy from the
crowd and just run from your heart. Of course we want that for all the
home nations runners. Here's Steve Cram.
What a race we have in prospect here. What an opportunity for the
home nations. Tough qualifications. They are all up against the world
champion in lane three. So, Jenny Meadows at 33 years of
age, a European indoor champion, a world indoor Silver Medal, a world
bronze medal outdoor, European bronze medal, one of our best ever
800m runners, still looking to come and try to steal a medal, hold off
the charge of the youngsters. She's still a junior, Jess Judd, but she's
got a huge future ahead of her. What can she do here? Her coach will be
probably the most nervous man in the stadium. Listen to the roar now for
Scotland's Lynsey Sharp. Her dad won bronze medals in the 100 and 200 in
Brisbane in 1982. He will be so proud today. Melissa Bishop could
upset the home country party here. May well get amongst the medals.
Nanyondo has run so many personal bets this year. She's one of the
best in the world. Sum, her only defeat in the Monaco Diamond League
just before these championships. The world champion is the favourite,
Nikki Hamblin. In the 1500 she was fifth, is in the final here. Her
team-mate, Angela Simt fifth, is in the final here. Her
inside. Mit on the inside. Aggie Wilson was the world junior champion
and finished second to the world junior champion was Jessica Judd.
and finished second to the world Jess Judd, can she do what Wilson
and finished second to the world champion? Can Jenny Meadows get in
there or Lynsey Sharp do it for Scotland? The women's 800 metre
final t'work laps of the track. All -- final. Two laps of the track.
It's easier said than done. It's about judgment in this. Even the
great one cans get it wrong. -- great ones can get it wrong.
Nanyondo slots in behind. Meadows there as well. First 200m was fairly
swift but not too fast. About 27, for the first 200m. Sum knows what
she's doing. She's moved there. She's moved quickly. Meadows is
alongside her. That's an aggressive She's moved quickly. Meadows is
move from Jenny, Judd in a good place there, in the middle. Holding
on the inside, Sharp of Scotland, running shorely. -- strongly. It's
about pace judgment. It's about trying to run as even paced as you
can. 28. 2 for the first 400 metres. Sum has slowed in the second 200m.
Jenny Meadows is in a good place. They have to come the long way
round. Jessica Judd jud is running a fine race here, getting
round. Jessica Judd jud is running a make a move, getting ready to
attack. And Lynsey Sharp has got to be careful here. Sharp in a bad
there. Bishop on the outside and Judd. Sharp needs to look for room.
Meadows, has she got the legs? Judd. Sharp needs to look for room.
Nanyondo looking for room on the inside. Sum at the front, there to
be shot at and attacked. Judd did it in the Diamond League. Can she come
around and win this. Smit of New Zealand going well. On the outside,
Sum, the world champion, in the front, looks around, sees the
danger. Here comes Lynsey Sharp. Finds the room on the outside.
Nanyondo, holding off in second at the moment. The world champion kicks
away. She's going to become the Commonwealth champion. Who will come
second? Nanyondo trying to hang on. Lynsey Sharp might just get there.
Nanyondo takes the bronze. Well judged Lynsey Sharp, down the back
straight, she didn't panic. She waited for the room to come, for the
gaps to appear and she did what she always does, what she did in
qualification yesterday, when she gets into the home straight, she
never gives up. Jess Judd, the 19-year-old will have more days to
come. I know she will. This was a brave, brave run from Lynsey Sharp.
The world champion is a true worthy Gold Medallist in the -- and the
Commonwealth champion, there she is. It was really a question, show,
could anybody else get close, well, maybe not. Then it was shall could
you -- then it was - could you get a medal? Lynsey Sharp charged. An
impressive performance by the world champion to become the Commonwealth
champion, but a real emotional evening here in Glasgow for Lynsey
Sharp, whose father Cameron Sharp is here watching her. Her mother Carol
is here too. And she's found it tough in the semifinal, but today, I
think she judged it equally. She's run a very, very even race. The
first 200m was quick and from then on, they were slowing down. I think
Nanyondo ran a great race. She on, they were slowing down. I think
that she was going to get a medal. Sum was the one to beat. There's
Lynsey Sharp. The crowd in Hampden Park now becoming a famous athletics
stadium and Jenny Meadows, the elder stateswoman leading Jessica Judd,
who to be honest, at the age of 19, you've got to say she ran a fine
race. She did everything she could. She gave it everything. She's got
nothing to worry about. She's got a great future ahead of her. Jenny
Meadows, well, we may not see her at a major championship after this
year, but Lynsey Sharp is really enjoying this. These people have
come here, there's a million flags out here, Scottish flags, and she's
enjoying every moment of it. She's had a tough time recently, but this
has been terrific. Really, really fantastic moments in her young
athletic career. She's already the European champion. Commonwealth
Silver Medallist. Great shots there. Her amongst her friends and there's
her mother, Carol. It's been a hard time for them. You know, she's had
all sorts of problems this year. Really bad. She's been hospitalised.
A wound which never really healed properly. It's been such a difficult
year. She is somebody who has not always wanted to tell her story, but
it's well known in athletics circles and she's got better and better
through the season. She was struggling at the beginning of the
season even to make the Scottish qualifier time. She raced and raced
and raced and got herself into great shape. Even yesterday, you know, she
looked as though she was run out of it. She was in tears after first
round, after the first semifinal, because she thought she hadn't run
well enough to get into the final. What a performance tonight. It was
about timing tonight for Lynsey Sharp. The world champion leads.
Jenny Meadows went a big quickly on the first lap. Nanyondo of Uganda
running well there. Jessica Judd is in a good place. Lynsey Sharp on the
inside is really trapped. It's about controlling it, about keeping that
pace going, keeping the even splits because that's the way to run the
800m. At 400m, she was sixth. Coming up to 600 m, she's moving into
fifth. She's moving through gradually. She's not accelerating
yet, not panicking at all. There, at this point, there's a medal
available. The two Africans are amongst the finest. Now where is
Lynsey Sharp going to move. Here she is. Into the finishing straight and
then Jessica Judd comes under pressure. Jenny Meadows comes under
pressure. Now the battle is for a medal. Lynsey Sharp moving into a
medal position but she doesn't just want a medal, she wants the best she
can get. The world champion is away, the race is over for the Gold Medal.
But this second place is a battle and a real fantastic production on
the last 20 m there. Lynsey Sharp coming through, like a sprinter,
look at her. On the outside, she knows she's just got to keep going,
keep accelerating and Jessica Judd fading now at this point. Lynsey
Sharp could have settled there for the bronze. She didn't want the
bronze. She wanted as good as she could get. There's the Gold
Medallist Eunice Sum. The best in the world. Into the straight here
comes Lynsey Sharp. Jessica Judd fading away. What a race between
these two. Look at fading away. What a race between
these two. Look Lynsey Sharp, she looks like a sprinter. She's running
like a sprinter and the stadium are on their feet at this point. She's
given them a great race. She's given them a great evening. She's given
Scotland a Silver Medal. Well done, Lynsey Sharp. She can hardly believe
it. I'm not sure what she has written on her hand. I don't know if
it was instructions. It begins with "get". What she got as a Silver
Medal. I'm told it says, "Get out strong. Commit." What she certainly
did do was commit. What a performance from Lynsey Sharp.
did do was commit. What a Eunice Sum is the Commonwealth
champion. When a gutsy run from Sharp.
Nanyondo is a developing young athlete, she
Nanyondo is a developing young same goes for Jess Judd. Jenny
Meadows in sixth place. GABBY LOGAN: We expected and Lindsay
delivered. It was a fantastic race. Get out strong, commit. They're the
instructions and she followed them to the letter. She did get out
strongly and she did commit. The most important thing she did out
there was not panic and just bide her time. She hasn't got room for
all that on her hand. If this race went out fast, which it did, people
are going to start tying up and people are going to die in the
closing stages. Watch out for people like Nikki Hamblin and Sharp who
like to make a strong run in the final straight. That's exactly what
she did. Down the back straight, she's a little bit boxed. She's in a
little trouble there. Jess Judd is on the outside. She can't quite
move. Because Jess hasn't started her kick, she's boxed at that point.
She doesn't panic. She waits. She knows or is thinking that at this
point, Jenny might start drifting back towards her. Sum is kicking
hard off the front. Now Jessica Judd is trying to kick there. That's all
she's got. She can't go any harder. Lynsey Sharp launches. She hasn't
got that much left but she's fighting and drawing a lot of energy
from this crowd here tonight. Inspiration too for what
from this crowd here tonight. Child acomplished last night. At
this point, she's kicking and kicking. Now
this point, she's kicking and can get past Nanyondo. I don't think
she real aislesed until she saw it come up on the score board that
she's got celebrate. -- got second. I think she's just celebrating. A
photo finish. Her mum was an 800m runner for Scotland in the
Commonwealth Games. Her dad a Gold Medallist and four bronze as well.
She is from running stock. Exactly, and also what she has gone
through this year, having that open wound all season, because she needs
through this year, having that open another operation to tidy it up. She
has coped with all of that. She has come out here, and she said that
through that operation, it was the Commonwealth Games being in Glasgow,
that was what kept her going. Commonwealth Games being in Glasgow,
Putting that into context, the pain of having that, it is a painful
process that she has gone through, of having that, it is a painful
not just the normal pain of training, which you guys do, but she
knows she needs that operation, training, which you guys do, but she
Glasgow inspired her. All of the agony that she has been through, she
was not going to give up without the most determined fight. No, you could
probably say the same for all of the girls in that race. But this was
something she had been aiming for, and then to feel the energy from
this crowd, as people realised that she was gaining on that silver
medal, that will have really helped her as well. Hopefully there will be
a rendition of Michael Johnson's favourite proclaimers song, 500
Miles, at some point this evening. I expect her lap of honour to take a
while longer yet. Phil Jones managed to catch up with Isobel Pooley
earlier, following her silver in the high jump. Congratulations. I cannot
believe it, it feels so surreal. I had to check with the official. My
coach said today, focus and execute. He is a fantastic coach, I just read
as he said. It was a leap of faith, I just went for it. I am really
pleased to be so close to my next height. Hopefully that will come in
the next few weeks. We know your coach because of what he has done
for Robbie, he is a great motivator. I have never, ever been in the mix
for a medal before. So, this has been a completely new experience for
me just by dreams of gold, I dared to dream, and I am not ashamed of
that. A personal-best is a personal best. A silver medal in my first
ever Commonwealths, I have got somewhere to go next time. Can you
describe the lap of honour? It is surreal. Also I am surprised I have
made it all the way round! You know when you interview people, and they
cannot get their breath back, that is me right now! The crowd is
fantastic, I want to thank every single person who came out. Also the
volunteers, and in the village, it has been such a fantastic
experience. And I have given myself something to celebrate now. I will
go back to the village with pride tonight.
This is the countdown clock until the appearance of Usain Bolt on the
track in the relay heats. A lot of these people buying their tickets
might have thought they would be seeing Mo Farah in the 10k. Well,
they have seen Lynsey Sharp, the homegirl, bringing home the silver
in the 800m. Let's wrap up the women's discus, with Steve Backley.
STEVE BACKLEY: And it went to form, with Dani Samuels Australia
dominated the competition. This was her third attempt. 64.88 was
enough. All her valid throws were beyond 61 metres. So, the world
champion from 2009 is now the Commonwealth champion of 2014.
Seema Punia, this was the fifth round, she was chasing down a silver
medal. And she was successful. One of two Indian athletes competing in
this final. And it was her namesake who took the Championship last time
around. And this was the response in that fifth round from Jade Lally. It
was not quite enough. Just shy of that silver medal line, but was a
great response, which shows wonderful competitive spirit. She
put together a great series of throws. A season's best in a
championship - that is what they say, isn't it? It is all you can do.
And that is exactly what Jade Lally of England did.
She said a big thank you to her friend, who said to her, why don't
you try athletics, why not try throwing that thing, she said? And
here she is. PHIL JONES: I have got with me a
very emotional Lynsey Sharp. Steve Cram talked about it in commentary,
nobody really knows, outside the world of athletics, what you have
been through to get to this moment. This is my everything. The last year
has been obstacle after obstacle. Even write up to this morning, I was
in the hospital, in the village, until 5.30 this morning. I had not
slept at all. I was throwing up all night. I had a drip in my arm. This
was honestly my everything, and there was no way that I was going to
go everything I had been through not to get a medal today. What is
written on your hand? It says get out strong and commit. You did just
that. Let's have a little look. I know how low the low points can be.
Yesterday, I almost lost it. So today, I had to come out and get it
right. Now, I know we have got a medal ceremony taking place right
now. Are you happy to stay with us, we will let you gather yourself a
bit more, and we will come back and have a chat after the medals have
been presented to Luke Cutts and Steve Lewis?
STEVE CRAM: Well, Lynsey Sharp had an incredible journey to that 800m
final. STEVE BACKLEY: It is coming thick
and fast this evening. Great pole vault competition.
ANNOUNCER: Representing England, Steve Lewis! Big roar, great
appreciation from a strong support for these two in Laois athletes.
Gold and silver. It went to count back, which was needed to sort out
the gold and silver. It was a wonderful competition. Shawn Barber
taking bronze Canada. ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, the
national anthem of England. So, bronze eight years ago, silver,
four years ago, and now Steve Lewis has a full set of Commonwealth
medals. Wonderful moment for England, and we
have just seen a wonderful Wonderful moment for England, and we
for Scotland for you. You are going to have that magical experience on
the podium. How was the lap of honour? Yes, because I missed doing
the lap of honour in Helsinki honour? Yes, because I missed doing
that. As soon as I finished, that is what came into my head. And your mum
was emotional as well? Yes. My mum has been my rock. I
was emotional as well? Yes. My mum to her. She is the first one I
telephone when I have got a problem. Everybody thinks that latex
is an individual sport, but it is far from that. It is a massive,
massive team behind me. My physio has been there through everything.
The mental team, my coaches, Mike Johnson, Stephen Maguire, was with
me at 5.30 this morning when I was spewing up. My mum, my dad, my
sister. Friends, family, who have shared everything with me, all of
the lows, and that is who I want to share the highs with. You have kept
the sporting pedigree of your family going, but this is probably the most
magical moment of all for the family? Yes, people kept saying to
me, this is your time. After everything I have been through, I
thought, how can I possibly be in this shape? It is a miracle. I could
not have been here without every single person. I cannot name
everyone! You never make excuses, even yesterday you came through and
you gave us an answer, but you were not making
you gave us an answer, but you were not excuses - that says a lot about
you. Yes, I honestly think athletics is one of the toughest sports, you
are out there on your own, you have to take responsibility. It is
something that I I go out to take responsibility. It is
something that I and I do it in training, so why can't I come out
here and executed perfectly every time? That is why I was so annoyed
yesterday. An filly I had 24 hours to get it right, and I did. Thank
you to everybody at home, you have been amazing.
As I was saying a couple of minutes ago, that story will be talked
about. She will go off and do her press interviews. The emotion will
continue to pour out. What a ceremony that is going to be, a
little later on. Now, we move onto the heats, back to business as
usual, if you like, of the 4x100m is relay. On the inside, a very strong
Bahamas team. Lane 6 is empty, that should have been Sierra Leone.
Trinidad Tobago, and a strong Nigeria team on the outside. We have
only got to heats in the women's race, there will be three in the
men's. Three to go through, plus two fastest losers. A very experienced
lead-off for them. Trinidad inside them. Watch out for Australia and
Bahamas as well. Nigeria may have the lead here.
Watch the changeovers. It's not good for Nigeria. Did she get the baton?
We'll be looking for flags on the back straight. Trinidad and Tobago
chasing them. Australia going well. . Hauma coming into this. -- Bahamas
come intoing this. Australia have it safely round. Bahamas will be coming
through. Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago at the moment. Australia
coming into this, safely done. Nigeria lead from Australia. A real
battle, India storming in. Trinidad finishing quickly. Nigeria win it.
Can Australia hang on, oh, Trinidad and Australia with Bahamas finishing
quickly. Well I'm not sure that was good from anybody, to be honest. I
think Nigeria had a poor first changeover. Australia didn't finish
as well as they would have liked. But all that being said, 44. 13 for
nigh jeerament Australia go through. -- Nigeria. Australia go through.
That initial lane one would be difficult for Bahamas. They will
have to wait and see. I'd like to see the first changeover for
Nigeria. It was a little bit too close for comfort. Stuttering there
on the second leg. It's victory at the moment. We shall see. Apart from
that, everything went fairly cleanly and as expected. Bahamas a bit
disappointing. But Nigeria strong at this point and on the final leg as
well. Good run from the Australian quartet. I think they were a bit
better drilled, very well practised. The Great Britain squad in recent
months have been very well drilled at the changeovers. Victory for
Nigeria, at the moment, as you can see from the photo finish, in second
place, close, close, close. On that wider view, Andrew, it looked as
though they just got the baton before. There's a yellow line on the
track. On that first changeover looked as though they got it through
safely. I didn't see a red flag go up. GABBY LOGAN: So the first heat
done. The second coming in a few moments. England and Wales feature
in that, as do Jamaica. That means the crowd here will get their first
glimpse of quite simply the greatest female sprinter in the world at the
moment. Fraser-Price what a competitor.
She's rolling away, this is a display of power sprinting. A
Fraser-Pryce for the line for the title for double gold. It's gold for
Jamaica. She is the best by a long way, a really long way.
She holds all the golds at the moment. Like a lot of the sprinters
here who have been world champions last year, having an easy year. Or a
little more relaxed year. Like Usain Bolt choosing not to run in the
individual I vent, Mike -- individual event. It's tough to go
out every year and in the four-year cycle of things, this would be the
year to take it more easy. When you've won, she and Usain Bolt have
won back-to-back Olympic and World Championships. So it makes sense to
take a little bit of a break. Then, she's also in that situation as
well, where there's a lot more for a person like her or Usain Bolt
there's more to lose by coming here and competing than to gain. If you
win, well, it's you should have won, you're number one in the word. If
you lose - oh, really? You let them beat you. That's certainly on their
mind. She started really well. She ran brilliant indoors. Then I think
she picked up that quad injury and everyone was like, you know, maybe
you should just take it easy. You don't need to be pushing yourself
because you continue to race. That's what people couldn't understand.
Then she kind of went away and regathered herself. She put down a
decent time. But it's nice that she wants to come here and represent her
country. She's passionate about Jamaica, Jamaican sprinting. She
wants to be part of this. Welcome Colin, by the way. Thank you very
much. With Shelley-Ann the intensity is not there. It's not into
much. With Shelley-Ann the intensity needed. What Michael said is spot
on. You need a bit of a mental break. But you still want to keep
your hand in, some way sm, how. For sprinters, the' lay is a mash fuss
-- the relay is a marvellous opportunity to do that. It's a crowd
pleaser as well as keeping them in the mix. And it's not your fault if
you don't get the gold. That's true. And the other thing too is, we've
talked this week a lot and heard the athletes talking about really
enjoying this. Nobody is really enjoying this until after its it's
over. It's hard to come out here and you're trying to win medals and be
focussed. They can enjoy this because the relay is fun. It's not
as much pressure. I'm sure that she's had the opportunity all week
to really enjoy and soak in the experience. Just a word on England
as well. How buoyed will they be by those fantastic performances,
especially in the 200m, two, three and four places. Atmosphere will be
riding high amongst those girls. They're very tight. They know they
can do this and do it well. They're drilled. They're running quickly.
It's got all the hall marks of a great championships for the British
women - English women, my mistake. And the Welsh. They're running very
women - English women, my mistake. Go on well. Colin. It's a good group
of Go on well. Colin. It's a good group
them the opportunity to Go on well. Colin. It's a good group
top nations. Never in their wildest dreams would they be running against
Jamaica as a relay team, here's their England and opportunity. Wales
side by side on the their England and opportunity. Wales
Tonight, this meeting, this Commonwealth Games is about
Tonight, this meeting, this than Usain Bolt. Shelley Ann
Fraser-Pryce, one of stars. This is the same Welsh quartet and in the
same order that set the Welsh record in June. Get close to that and
they'll have a chance if not going through automatically, going through
as a faster loser. England led off by Asha Philip. Very strong Canadian
quartet as W -- well. Jamaica, well, who can catch them? Stewart leads
them off. Campbell-Brown second as well. Kenya make up things in lane
one here. Cameroon and Papua New Guinea non-starters in this heat.
The second of the two heats. It is the first three who go through
automatically. Times to look out for, the Bahamas 44. 5, India 44. 81
in the last of the fastest losers positions at the moment. The Welsh
record would see them inside that. They go in lane serve. Singapore
there as well, in lane eight. Asha Philip just told to go down
into their blocks then the starter asked them to get up. That's a green
card, a technical problem with the starter. They will have to settle
and do it all again and get ready. Asha Philip at the world indoors she
was fourth here, fourth in the 100. Great starter. That's why she's on
the first leg. Anika Onuora fourth in the 200.
England in lane six. Wales in lane seven.
A bit more than raw speed about getting that baton round.
Cleanly away and Asha Philip out and flying at the moment. Stewart for
Jamaica. How is the changeover. Philip to Onuora and England do
safely have the baton. Jamaica are flying. They look to be leading.
Veronica Campbell-Brown with it. Canada going nicely as well. It's
England, Canada and the gentleman make was. -- Jamaicans. They just
about get that baton over. Coming round the bend, Jamaica. Jamaica
lead. It's with Fraser-Pryce now. Well, England have it and Ashley
Nelson. And Canada with Bingham through to take third. Well, we'll
tidy all that up, because I was concentrating on the Jamaicans but
behind there, the English quartet, I'm not sure. Talk about getting
that baton safely round. I think they did. But... I don't know. It's
close. The one thing I will say, I was watching Ashley Nelson. She
looked really nervous. You've got to have control of the baton when you
leave the sector. It has to be in your hand and have control. She
switch today to her other hand. That's OK. But did she have it when
she crossed the line? The Welsh have run a new national record, no
they've equalled - excuse me - their national record. Let's look at this.
Right to the final change. Because that's the one that is in
contention. She's smiling. She thinks she's OK. The one before was
good. So Bloor coming in. That's into the sector, the first yellow
marker. She exits with the second yellow marker, you have to have it,
stop, stop, stop, it's coming. OK, just jog it on a bit. She has to
have it just in her hand. Oohhh. Of course, looking at that we're going
to give them the benefit of the doubt. No red flags that I've seen.
But that was so, so close. First changeover wasn't great, to be
honest. Asha Philip gets out strong. She's going to hand to Anika. Watch
this change. She's up and running. Wait, wait, wait. Got it, OK.
Safish. -- self-ish. -- safe-ish. This is a good change to Bloor,
that's nice. Then here we go. You're clear. You've got your
qualification, it's really hard, you can't think, you've got to go off
your mark. It's just whether or not she's gone out a little bit hard
there, but at least she checked. She realised she's gone out hard, she
checked, hopefully, as far as we're concerned, got the baton just in her
hand, just before that line and has qualified for the final. It was
close. A great run for Wales as well. They matched their national
record. Just inside the yellow line for that final, crucial handover for
England from Bloor to Nelson. It looks to be OK. We will get
confirmation of that. Phil is with the English quartet.
They're all watching that screen avidly. A bit nervously, but it
looks safe. You got the team off to a great start. I didn't know how it
felt. I haven't been on a bend for a while. I ran a bit funny. My aim was
to run past the girl next to me. We got the baton round here, so, I
think it was a good team. Regardless of a little mishap that the girls
had, we got it safe and that was the plan. Roll on to the A personal
final. Best for you last night and double duty. I know. Yeah, it's good
to be back on the track. I enjoyed it last night. It's nice to have fun
with the relay girls and like Asha was saying, just doing my job on the
back straight and tried to hammer down, trying to catch them
Jamaicans. You did, you were in the lead at that point, I think. Louise,
you come into the team, what's it like when you have to fit into an
already established side? They're really good. You come into practice
and everybody works together. The morale is great. So, it's a new leg
for me. I got a bit comfortable on leg four, having to run through the
line. It's a new leg, but I felt comfortable. Bit of a - only just
made the pass to Asha I think. That could have been a bit better.. Got
the baton round safely and through to the Another look final. At that,
come around here and have a look at the screen and can you see just what
happened. We'll' slow it down. Tell me your thoughts.
The person running in always has control of the baton, but I am a bit
more experienced, so I took it upon myself to kind of put my hand back.
When you run with your hand back, it automatically slows you down. I just
wanted to make sure that we got round. I kept my hand as still as I
could and managed to get it in. Tonight was all about ridding the
baton round, and we did that. We wish you well for tomorrow.
So, it looks like it is OK, we are not going to hear any news to the
contrary, Colin? No, I think they were just fraction of --
fractionally, in the box. It is about lunging, it is the 4x100m is,
get it in the hand! I think she was just waiting to be a little bit too
close. She is new to the quartet. Well, she has run with them before,
so... We have got some news regarding Wales.
ANDREW COTTER: It is not good for Wales, they have been disqualified.
That time, matching the Welsh national record, would have seen
them through to the final. I think this is the changeover which is to
blame, for Wales. It is the second changeover. And it is Hannah Turner,
handing to Mike more. And the last one was fine. This one was fine,
from Mica Moore, to Rachel Johncock. So, a shame for Wales. No matching
of the national record, no place in the final. But England are safely
through. Is that a bit mean? Andrew Cotter
said that with a bit too much, Wales disc fight! -- disqualified. You can
imagine, they have worked hard as a team. At the Welsh Championships, I
was very impressed with the way they were spending. It was a young team,
and I thought it was a good opportunity for them. You can
imagine them thinking to themselves, they want to get involved in the
national, British team as well, so they need to give themselves a good
run out. But it was that second changeover. It is a high pressured
environment for them to be in because there are lots of things
happening. When you have not got the same kind of experience as some of
the English same kind of experience as some of
Jamaicans, who run continuously for their national teams,
Jamaicans, who run continuously for understand how these things happen.
I feel for them, not just as a Welshman, but the fact that they
set, or equalled, the national record. After the long leg of the
second leg, which is the longest leg, they were over the
second leg, which is the longest mark, the middle of the box, the
white mark. And the baton just does not get
white mark. And the baton just does half a metre out. It might be the
Friendly Games, but not that friendly, to allow an infringement
to the rules like that. England, though, just got away with it,
Michael. They were just inside. I mean, just inside. There is still
the opportunity for another team to protest. But I wondered, Colin, when
we were talking about this, I wonder why Ashleigh Nelson put her hand
back. Normally it is from a command. So, was she commanded to put her
hand back? If so, why would Louise Bloor, and would Louise Bloor
command her to put her hand back but not be close enough to know I wonder
if Ashley took off too soon and then just through her hand back. We saw
on the Welsh changeover, there was a clear command, her mouth was open. I
did not see that in the English changeover. I could not see it. But
she took off. I think so. And you think, did they have what we call a
safe change, with the outgoing runner, maybe should have got a bit
closer? I do not know, but they were very lucky. It is the turn of the
men next. Jamaica's Usain Bolt is in the second heat, but before that, we
have got the first heat. have got the
ANDREW COTTER: It is a strong quartet for Trinidad Tobago.
Richard Thompson, disappointing in the individual. He has run so well
this season. He is on the anchor leg. This is the Bahamas. Adrian
Griffiths taking them out. The Cayman Islands in Lane 3.
Trinidad Tobago we talked about, and Canada, outside them, possibly
the two favourites. It is almost the Canadian quartet which won the
bronze medal in the World Championships in Moscow, after Great
Britain were disco fight. -- were disqualified.
Away they go, cleanly. Trinidad Tobago moving smoothly. Oh, that was
a bit untidy from Trinidad Tobago! The Bahamas are up on them now.
Pretty much in the line, coming into the third leg. All in a line, these
three coming away. Only two will go through automatically. Richard
Thompson brings Trinidad Tobago home. Those three, a long way clear
of the rest. Some pretty good running, some pretty good changeover
is as well, and a pretty good time. Richard Thompson, who was not
impressive in the individual 100m, perhaps looking to make amends.
STEVE CRAM: It is going to be good, we have got two more heats to come.
The Canadians, for me, very strong. Trinidad look as though they had
some problems with the Canadians. At this point, down the back straight,
Marc Byrnes, who has done this so many times for Trinidad Tobago,
has a good leg, getting them back in the race.
For the Bahamas, Smith, nothing he can do. And so Canada and Trinidad
Tobago. Richard Thompson, after the disappointment in the individual
100m, bringing his country safely home. Yes, Richard Arnesen, only
Jason Gatlin has gone faster this year. -- Richard Thomson.
GABBY LOGAN: Coming up in the next hit, Jamaica. The first chance for
Glasgow 2014, love games to see that man, built for speed.
MICHAEL JOHNSON: How do you become the fastest man in the world? It
does depend on your raw materials. But all the fine tuning in the world
will not help if you do not have inner steel. If you do not have
willpower, and the drive to succeed. You still have to take care of
business, build on your strength and focus. If you do that, when you
arrive at the blocks, you might just make the most of being built to
sprint. Well, we have done all right without him so for, but it is
special to see him here tonight. He will think the atmosphere is all for
him, he will not realise it has been like this every night! They are
singing The Bonny Banks Of Loch Lomond. But I wonder what he is
making of all of this. MICHAEL JOHNSON: I am sure he has
been having a good time this week. The great thing about the
Commonwealth Games to this point is that it has been great competition.
This is a show. You know what is going to happen. Now, he is part of
the relay, anything could happen. As long as they do not go out of the
lane, they get it to him, they win. We know that. But this is a show for
this crowd. They will get a chance to say they saw Usain Bolt. That is
special for them. Indeed it is. Even when he is lining up, he cannot help
it, he is a natural showman. He has always been the same, since he was a
teenager. He crossed the line, and he was showboating to the fans. He
loves performance. Whatever his stage, this man can perform. It is a
wonderful thing. Denise Lewis wouldn't you just love to be that
young girl carrying his kit box? She knows she is getting the attention.
He is probably engaging with her. knows she is getting the attention.
But she does not like Usain Bolt! She is the one person that does not
like Usain Bolt! She is like the guards outside Buckingham Palace,
going, Styche all, the world is not watching me! Let's see if he can
deliver the business with Jamaica. STEVE CRAM: Lovely moment, and what
a moment for the Commonwealth Games, STEVE CRAM: Lovely moment, and what
for the Hampden Park crowd. The STEVE CRAM: Lovely moment, and what
great man is here. So, to business, then, Usain Bolt. They have got to
bring the baton home. They have not gone for their strongest team. The
Aussies will be looking to go well. Singapore have put some good
performances in recently. Nigeria will be good down the back
straight. Montserrat, I wonder how nervous they are. So, this is the
Jamaican team. None of the medallists from the 200m last night.
The gold medallist from the 100m is not here, either. A great welcome
for the greatest athlete on the planet. Oh, I hope it goes well for
him. So, Jamaica on the inside, in Lane 2. Only the top two to the
final. The Jamaican, slow out of the box.
Please get the baton to Usain Bolt! Australia going down the back
straight, Nigeria starting to come into it. And Jamaica might need
Usain Bolt here. Australia start to fade. Nigeria leading. And here
goes. Usain Bolt has got it in his hand. The crowd cheering him on!
Jamaica are through to the final. Thank goodness for that! I do not
Jamaica are through to the final. know who was more nervous, the
Jamaican team manager, the, love games organisers... But Jamaica are
in the final, and we will be seeing Usain Bolt
in the final, and we will be seeing but it did not have to be. They have
got so much strength to bring in. It will be interesting to see who they
bring into this tomorrow. Safely done, Nigeria did pretty well as
well, getting second spot. No sign at the moment of any discord of
occasions, Andrew. Montserrat, Thousands who have tickets for
tomorrow will be delighted. The Nigerians looked good as well. Usain
Bolt, the baton changes looked pretty clean. There are so many
options they have in the Jamaican team. They're just milling around
there. Let's see if they'll mosey around and perhaps have a chat.
Here's Usain, safely through to the final. It must have been a neck
wracking thing to be on The Last Leg hoping the baton got round to you.
No, we told each other, just get it round, don't stress too much about
this one, it's just a heat. It's been a long wait to get you out
here, every time you ran up and down the home straight, as you were
warming up, the cheers were incredible Yeah, it was wonderful.
The crowd is great. I've heard it throughout the championships,
watching it on TV. It's been wonderful. It's been fair to say
you've not had an exactly straight run into this race with what's been
happening in the press, that Times report saying you were disparaging
about Glasgow. Do you want to give us your perspective. I can't believe
they actually said that. I would never use that word if I was going
to say that. But for me, I love, you know I love competing. I'm here
because of the fans and because I want to be at the Commonwealth. I'm
enjoying it. It's been good. People have been so nice to me. I'd never
say something like that. How difficult has it been for you to go
out, I know you were at the netball the other day, the media trying to
get quotes from you. It's just been, it was rough. Everybody just wanted
to say something. I didn't want to say anything else. Because last time
I had a simple conversation it turned out to be worse for me. I
decided that you know, what I'm just going to wait until I get the chance
to speak. Tell us now and the British people watching at home,
especially the Scottish people, the Glaswegians, what do you think of
Glasgow? It's great. For me, everything's been good so far, just
the weather. It's got really cold. But everything's been great. I know
when I come out here, the fans will be wonderful. I'm happy to be here.
It's been great. I'm looking forward tone joying what's going on. I want
to say something, I heard somebody say they enjoyed the Games without
Blake and me. Yeah, you, I'm talking to you, yes. She knows who I'm
talking to, she said it yesterday in the press box. They're in the
stadium right. The BBC. Yeah. Michael Johnson, I'm not going to
call any name. You know who I'm talking about. I'm a fun person.
Look at me. He's talking to you. Uh-oh. I think I've been rumbled.
That's Now what hillarious. I said...
LAUGHTER If he's allowed anxious wait right
to replay -- I'm allowed a right to reply, I said it's OK. But now he's
better. Now we know he's watching. He watches. That's good. That's
good. Oh, dear. Well, he knows we're fair. Absolutely, he is fair too.
Because he came out there and he had a right to reply. I'm glad he took
that moment to say what he thinks because he said to Phil, you know
me, I wouldn't say things like that. That's the first thingummiself and
-- thingummiself and lieu -- thing Myself and Denise said. That's not
his language certainly not about an audience he's going to compete in.
He's in the a fool. He Joan Is the -- he enjoys the environment. He
would never make that statement. It was nervy because you want to get
him through that race to get him into the final tomorrow and have a
bit more of that. At the risk of tomorrow, Usain Bolt saying
something about me saying something but, you know what, I can handle it.
I was like, all right, you know, I was saying to Paula earlier, when
you watch a sprint, do you think, oh, that's it, is that all? With
this, I was like, all right, yeah, here's all the build up and this is
great. All right waiting for Usain. He's coming and hoping they're going
to get the baton around. They got it around. There goes Usain Bolt.
O'-Kay this is great. He's running really well. A little bit relaxed
and you know, gets it through and gets them across the finish line.
They're in the final and then I'm like, that's it? That's it? That's
all I get. I've been waiting for this. It's the magic of the 4x1.
When we discuss it, we have all said that we think Trinidad has
underperformed at these championships as a sprinting nation.
They put out a reasonable time in that first heat. Jamaica will have
to step up, I know that, if they're really going to take a big advantage
of the situation. We see here they did get very, very crisp, nice safe
handoffs. As Usain said, they talked about let's just get it around,
these are very safe handoffs, in the middle of the zone. They will change
some personnel tomorrow also. Trinidad has under-performed. They
put down a very good timed in that first semifinal. I'm sure Richard
Thompson who anchored it, who brought them from behind actually,
so, I'm not sure that they're really ready to compete against Jamaica,
certainly with Bolt there. He's hardly raced this season. He's not
been on the Diamond League circuit. He doesn't look bad. Don't start
saying that I said he did! But it's amazing how he can do that with so
little racing. Look at his form. He looks nice and bouncy, which is what
you want to see in an athlete. You don't want to see people with flat
feet. He looks like he could run quick. What I'd love to see, I guess
we'd all love to see him five metres down on the anchor leg and see him
have to really run. See him under pressure. I'm not sure we're going
to get that. Another nervy 40 seconds coming up because England
are in the last of these heats and obviously, we want to see them
safely get the baton round. James Ellington is getting them off to the
start. I wonder what you're pointing to there, the waist on his shorts is
a bit high. Looks like my dad! LAUGHTER
I hope that doesn't have any effect on his aerodynamism. Obviously he's
not watching, so he can't pull you up on that tomorrow. STEVE CRAM: OK,
well, the England team, I think the fact that James egg selling on the
lead -- Ellington is on the lead-off leg, I think we expected Kilty to
lead them off. That's a change there. Ellington has normally run
around the top bend as well. That there. Ellington has normally run
team was Ellington, Kilty and Robertson. It's a big moment for him
on The Last Leg. Guyana. Saint Kitts on The Last Leg. Guyana. Saint Kitts
Nevis produces a good team even without Kim Collins who still hasn't
made up with his federation since the Olympics. So, they've got Jason
Rogers, Lawrence going for them. South Africa Titi, you know the
England team won't have it all their own way. They will have to run very
well to get in the top two. Fastest loser spots are available. At the
moment they have to run inside 40 seconds. That should be OK, if they
were third, of course. Ellington leading England off.
Antigua inside them. South Africa in the green. Saint Kitts Nevis on
the inside in the red. A good first leg from Ellington. Handing the
baton to Aiknes-Aryeetey. Good so far. South Africa really coming into
this. I think Saint Kitts far. South Africa really coming into
have gone. England with the baton, Kilty around the top bend. It's
going to be Robertson's here as Kilty around the top bend. It's
as the baton goes round safely, we'll be fine.
He's got it. Robertson with South Africa coming
He's got it. Robertson with South will take the third spot. Chased
down all the way. That doesn't matter, though. 38. 78. That
pretty good performance for my book. Good baton changes.
pretty good performance for my book. performance. Ellington I thought got
them off to a great start, good changeover to Aiknes-Aryeetey. Good
bend on the top bend from Kilty. And Saint Kitts Nevis, they
disappeared, but Andrew, England pretty good there. Like you said it
was strange to see Ellington on the lead-off leg rather than Kilty.
Ellington ran nicely, good changeover to Aiknes-Aryeetey down
the back straight. South Africa going nicely here as well. It's a
strong South African quartet. Looking at the changeovers and Kilty
gets it safely. The changeovers for England and Great Britain in the
past have become better and better. That's why they're becoming more
serious contenders in the relay. Andrew Robertson,
serious contenders in the relay. sprinter on times on the final leg.
You can see South Africa closing down on him. By then, the job is
done. The squad might be tweaked a little bit. But the time is good for
England. It was quicker than Jamaica ran in their last heat. The final
changeover, all were pretty good, no mistakes, no stumbles. That's all it
took to get it to the hands of Robertson with a big enough lead and
he brought it home. Well done England. It's going to be tough, of
course, with the likes of Jamaica, South Africa ran well. They are
through safely. They will contest the final. Grabban -- GABBY LOGAN:
Safely round. Nice job. Clean and safe hand-offs by the England team.
You saw Richard Kilty there. Those things happen where you might run up
on your team-mate and you have to be calm, be patient and make the right
decision at that time, there's a lot going on around you. That was a good
veteran decision by They will them. Be in the mix. Absolutely. They have
the skills to make that happen. We've seen them train hard. Yeah,
they have. They work hard. They drill hard. Apart from the female
error, I think all the re-lays have been good, and the changeovers. Good
indeed. We've had a fabulous night here at Hampden. Lynsey Sharp taking
that silver, of course. Steve Lewis in the pole vault as well. There's
more to come, join us, very shortly, here back at Hampden.
GARY LINEKER: Usain Bolt, great to see him in action. He wasn't the
slightest bit Shabby. The women's 100m hurdles still to come, a real
head to he'd Between Australia' Olympic champion and Tiffany Porter.
If you weren't with us earlier, Tom Daley and his partner James Denney
were diving for gold in the men's synchro 10 m platform. Despite
having trained together for just seven days, they claimed a Silver
Medal. It could easily have been gold too. The Australians edged out
the English pair by 0. 18 of a point. Remarkable. Tom starts the
defence of his individual 10 m platform title tomorrow morning at
11. 30am. The final is at 7. 30pm tomorrow
night. We will bring you that live. So that's your daily news. Join us
now on BBC Two for that 100m hurdles final and some boxing.. You on the
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