12/10/2011 Gymnastics: World Championships


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12/10/2011

Matt Baker introduces action from the World Gymnastics Championships at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan, including the fiercely-contested men's team final.


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Here comes Kelly Holmes, the crowd Great Britain get the Gold Medal!

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Yes, Kelly Holmes for Britain. What a performance. You are brilliant.

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Great Britain takes gold! What a great start for the us. They're

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confidence is almost frightening. What a cracking vault. It was way

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up in the rafters. That was terrific. Unbelievable. That was

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real powerful jam Naas ticks. -- gymnastics. She is the best we have

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ever seen. They have grabbed this competition by the scruff of the

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neck. It's job done, isn't it? The US are the world champions. Welcome

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to the second day of the world gymnastics championships. Yesterday

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it was the women's final. Our British women made history and

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their fifth place was the highest ever at a World Championships.

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Today it is the turn of the men, but can the Japanese team keep

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their heads, and have the British lost theirs? They didn't make the

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top eight. But they did start well and according to rings, vault and

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bar legal bars, qualifying for the Olympics was looking odds on. But

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hang on as one gymnast said to the other, it was time for the high bar.

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What did the high bar do do to you? To me, he was first up and he

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missed one of his moves. So I mean that was a shock. And then Dan

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I managed to go clean. But Chris and Sam didn't manage to pull off

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the routines. They are big routines, it does happen. I sensed thing were

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weiry. I said, come on guys, we have worked too hard. Let's not

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give up until it's over. And you guys were on the floor and did the

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best. It was quite... Good to see that no one had given up. It seems

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that your problems don't lie with lack of moves or ability. So what

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do you put the problem down to? Everyone's had a talk and no one's

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sure, everyone was fit and ready. Maybe it is just that we qualified

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fourth last year and maybe people expected too much. Did you think

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that you expected too much? I think everyone thought we would go

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through. You don't expect failure. But it can happen. I had to wait to

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do mine. I spent the time getting everyone going and I had to get

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into the zone and you know there was a few wobbles on the pommel

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horse and I needed to get through mine, not just for me, but for the

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team and I got the job done. did. And got the second highest

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score. I'm happy, just because of the pressure I was feeling. I

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landed and the relief... You know I gave Britain its fighting chance to

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cling on to eighth place and gave myself a chance of qualifying for

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the finals. You have this test after Christmas, you won't have a

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relaxing Christmas? No everyone was looking forward to a rest and

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putting on a bit of weight, Christmas pudding and that! But it

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will be hard going. But we are looking at the top 12 teams in the

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world that will make the Olympics, you're in tenth and the chances are

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you will do well. We came tenth with the worst competition we could

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have done. The fact that we can only build on this and get better.

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We should qualify. I don't want to say we're, because anything can

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happen but we have got the strongest team we have had and the

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boys are good. So it is all about going to that testament in January,

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sacrificing our Christmas puddings and you know proving that we can do

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it and we do want to qualify for the Olympics. The eight teams here

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have qualified for Olympics. We will see them in London. Joining me

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as always is Mitch Fenner and Christine Stiller. We are prepared

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to be entertained. Mitch who are you looking forward to see

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something It has to be Japan. Back to the days of 60s and 70s when

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they dominated. The atmosphere in qualification was amazing. They

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were working as a team. It is going to be a hot final. And Japan I

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think are going to take it. What about America?? The women that,

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seemed to have the kark is the trick oofs bullet train ariefrg. --

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characteristics of a bullet train arriving. You but sometimes they

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have been short of finesse. This team are well trained and they

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performed well in qualification. They beat off the challenge of the

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Olympic champions, China, so it will be a hot contest. This

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competition will be a real belter. This is thousand men's team final

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will play out. Three gymnasts up and all scores count. They rotate

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through six pieces of apparatus and Uchimura gets Japan's bid under way.

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All round world champion. Here he goes. A half twist and a half turn.

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A nice steady start. A little puff of the cheeks. Keeping it under

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control. A nice double twist. Maybe a bit deep on the landing there.

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Good steady start is what they need. A double pike with half turn from

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the Arabian approach. A touch of class there. Two and a half twist.

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He is, he seems to have more air time than anybody else. Incredible

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young gymnast. Lovely extension on that simple roll even. One and a

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half twist in one three. It sounds complicated and it is. And he made

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it look so easy. Triple twist, he goes all the way around. A little

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hop back, but a great start. finishes the twist, sees the floor,

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rolls straight out. He turns so quickly. Look how he wroops that

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double twist in. He sets the somersault up and he is as good on

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the hands as he is in the air, twisting, snaps from the floor,

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lifts high. Wraps in, feet locked together and this is a triple twist

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where many of the gymnasts lose their leg form. He meets the floor

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exactly. Marius Daniel Berbecar of Romania. Second of the Romanian

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vaulters at 26. A dynamic approach and he just didn't make the correct

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contact on the top. The block, his hands just slid along the top of

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the table. And very good job that he realised it was going wrong and

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didn't go in for the second somersault. 15.466 for Kohei

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Uchimura. What a start for Japan. Yan Mingyong, the second Chinese

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pommel horse routine. The first one scored 14. Classic extension at the

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front of the swing. Lovely body at the back. And that is a Chinese

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made move as well. On the handle, how long will he stay there? Very

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quick and easy. Not too complicated. Step down. This is a triple Russian.

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Building very nicely, not the most difficult, but this is good clean

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pommel swinging. A treble backwards. And here comes the dismount

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sequence, but that was bent arm and a bit laboured, the judges will be

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sharp on that. Just happy to get through that, it wasn't their best

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piece in qualification. It was their joint worst in qualification.

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High fives all around. Well, they were very iffy in qualification,

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the Chinese team. On most pieces of apparatus. And he has been brought

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into steady the ship I think. 14.766 for the 26-year-old. Marius

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Daniel Berbecar scores zero. If you continue land on your feet, feet

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first, then it is a zero, whatever you do. Teng Teng O'-- Teng Haibin

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looking for a big score. This wonderful style shows you why he

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has scored so well. He caught his feet on the end there. Lifts well

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and high. Above the pommel horse. After -- you have to travel, work

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on the handle, do double leg work and single leg work. And he just

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looks so confident here. Here is the single leg work. He breaks into

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it. A beautiful lift through hips at the front of the swing. And must

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have a difficult dismount. Pirouettes well. A very classy

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performance. He was Olympic champion, back in Athens. So things

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so far so good for Japan. Yamamuro hopes to keep things moving. He

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actually beat Kohei Uchimura when he was 17, but that was the last

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time. Now 22. Something to tell his grand children! One and a half

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twists, nicely done. And this guy is a ring specialist, you would

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never believe it. He is hopping along the floor beautifully. A

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double Arabian. And all the preparation coming through. Oh two

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and a half twist and just bounced it back a little. Two and a half

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twist and almost as if, well let's just calm down. And he did that

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beautifully. Rock solid. Hugely powerful. And a little look to the

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side just to see if the audience are appreciating what they're

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seeing. Here we go go. Relaxing of the shoulders. He is into the final

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tumble, double tuck, landed slightly low. But fla is for a

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third man up, they have been consistent. And so calm as well.

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There is an air of calmness, confidence and beauty about it.

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That is the thing about their approach, they have such a relaxed

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approach. It belies what is going on. Like the swan. Yes, but he is

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more dynamic than the others. He shows more character and really

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gave this some power. A half turn in, double front, this is a double

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Arabian and he kicked it out so well. 15.233 for Teng Haibin. That

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puts China into second at the Russia second, China, Romania.

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Brace yourself. Jonathan Horton P Still swinging his arms since first

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thing this morning in the hotel lobby! This guy is the definition

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of power. This is their first performance this final. One-and-a-

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half twists. One and three-quarters rolls. Nicely done. Lots of power

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in the flick. Two twists and two somersaults. Two-and-a-half twists.

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Full twist. Just little tip forward, but kept his feet. Stuck to the

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carpet. Oh a bit heavy on the roll the handstand. Make absolutely sure

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there is no deduction there's. One- and-a-half twists, against nice

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nailed, glued landing. Now it is telling. Accelerate through the

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flick, full twisting double. Hop forward but that was a gritty

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performance. Look at him. And a great all rounder Jonathan Horton.

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Third last year, but such is the strength of their team that he

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isn't going to make the top 24 because two of his team-mates beat

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him and you are only allowed to in a final. But floor is a good piece

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for him. See, by having two difficult somersaults in that one

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run he lifts his difficulty all the we did see his bobble out, which

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the judges will deduct for. This, the full twist. In the double back

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position. Pulls the legs in tightly. As Mitch said, the chest was well

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done on -- down on landing. Which will lose him a few marks, but he

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was happy, as an opener. dismount is low and flat. But he

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did it and he didn't let the team down. Philipp Boy for Germany. Keep

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your eye on them throughout the competition because they could be

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the dark horse. Hi will need a steady performance. He has done the

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single leg work. Made contact a couple of times with the horse, but

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he is really moving now. Little flair with the arm off to the side,

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very difficult work. Really holding his form. Moving along the horse.

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He has to keep the hands parallel as he works. Has to make this

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dismount. Gosh, that will be quite a big de duckion, he used strength

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rather than swing to get up into the handstand. You could see it all.

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USA start with a 14.966. The first sixth so he will be seeing him in

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the floor final again. He was eighth the last World Championships

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on floor. Very nice opener. Extra Whip over. One-and-a-half twists in

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straight roll out, beautifully done. And this is very impressive so far.

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Two-and-a-half twists, I tell you, number two man up, he's certainly

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keeping the momentum as far as the USA team are concerned. Every inch

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of the floor, so important. Scuttling little run. Double twist

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the corner to get his breath back. Pull hard. Double pike to finish, a

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little skip forward. That was really good stuff. Look at that.

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That sums it up. My word. It has auld always been a tricky piece for

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the Germans.. Steven Legendre's score. 15.566. Jacob Dalton up now.

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Steven Legendre just bagged the highest score on floor. Let us see

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if they have kept the best to last. Unusual move there. Lovely height.

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On the one and three-quarters to roll out. Fabulous control there. I

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thought he hadn't got quite enough room for the second somersault but

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he measured it to perfection. Has to hold this. Just little bobble

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roll out again. Has to be a smooth roll out. Two-and-a-half, into full

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twisting front. He's very precise flip. Lovely triple twist. Many of

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the gymnasts using that as their final tumble and performing it so

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well. This was the American's best piece of rap us the in

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qualification. I think what they are doing is try to put as much gap

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between them and the Japanese from the early stages. Let us have a

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look at Igor Radivilov. I can see a seven difficulty so this will be a

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tough vault. The double front with the half turn out. He left that

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very late. How did he land that? Well he did and he got 16.166, the

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highest vault score so far. Well done that man! Jacob Dalton, 15.5.

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United States in behind the Ukraine at the moment. Right, so here we go.

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The Ukraine, US, Japan currently this third, followed up by Russia,

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Germany a bit down, one of their gymnasts fell off the pommel horse

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and a bit of ground to make up there. Russia's an on the

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Golotsutskov propelled his team ahead with a strong vault score.

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But that paleed in comparison with Coria's Hak Seon Yang. On the

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pommel horse the United States are used to struggling, but a series of

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excellent performances capped off by Alexnader Naddour kept them in

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the hunt for the world title. But Japan's medal hopes on home soil

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looked in tattered after a torrid time for Kenya Kobayashi. Japan

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dropped to fifth by the end of rotation with Russia leading the

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way on 90.356, ahead of Coria and the US, with China unexpectedly

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down in sixth. Russia continued to impress in rotation three, as 19 -

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year-old David Belyavskiy scored highly. China last kick-started

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their world title vault thanks to this attempt which earned 16.3. It

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was a similar story for Japan on rings as Koji Yamamuro scored

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highly. The US still in touch in sixth place on a tightly bunched

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leaderboard but Russia hold the lead with 137.47 ahead of China and

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core ya. By the end of rotation four the four strongest teams will

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have completed the high scoring vault. Back to Mitch, Christine and

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Myun Kim. -- Coria. Not the happiest of outings in qualifying.

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Let us see if they can put it right. Oh, they have done it again. That

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is exactly what the problem was. Such a difficult skill to time. You

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have to bounce through the shoulders at the top of the bar and

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he was a country mile away from it. He was commit my Lord to the

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landing wasn't he than the actual bar. He spotted the floor about

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half an hour ago! In that situation, you have got to bail out. You have

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to save your neck and he did that well, but... That's good night

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Vienna as far as Korean hopes are thaition but he will be down graded

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on the next so they are making hay why while they can. -- while they

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can. A little bit late. That is nicely out this time. It is

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academic but he will want to land it, and he did it. Just a little

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pace forward on the double, double. Such a shame. Could have been a big

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difficulty score if he had nailed that one. So here we are, USA on

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vault. Double front with half turn but were his feet right round? We

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would knee a bit of a replay to see that, to see whether they will give

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the half turn. He turned it very late indeed. Way off centre as well.

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Big push, was late but look, he didn't really get the turn round.

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He was way out of control at the end. You can see where the tenths

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are going to go. He has not completed it. That will be a

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deduction. Then he will get another 0.8 for travelling to the side.

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Steven Legendre 16.166. He is all right. Two more vaulters to go. So,

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13 point 566. He went for the big release. It didn't come off. Still

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too more to go for Korea. Over to parallel bars. The European

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champion. That lovely line in handstand, very efficient, double

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back somersault. All but the feet came apart, and it just looks a

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little bit hurried and it is hurried and really not settled at

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all, the German team. It is not going their way. We have seen them

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so composed and confident, but he didn't let the bars with work with

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him. He snatched tat move. Had that first call on pommel horse and they

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have been fighting it ever since. Yes. They were similar in

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qualification but they have good style and difficult work, that even

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though they were losing marks for falls, they were gaining in

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difficulty, but that really won't be a good score at all. Jonathan

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Horton P It is a big vault. He will stick it. Oh and he didn't. Bailed

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it out. That is an awful four points landing and he is not happy

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with that. He is normally so reliable. That will be, well, with

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an all four point, it has to be a whole mark off. I would have

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thought so. He lifted high, but just didn't really have the

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rotation, did it. It stalled as he half turned. Went for the same

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vault as his team-mate and Marian Dragulescu proving not to be the

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friend of the American team. They feel this is better to land because

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they see the floor. But you have to have the rotation. 15.266. It is

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going to be costly. He doesn't need telling. He is now going to go and

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boil his head. He is very upset. 13.366 for Germany, Marcel Nguyen.

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solid first two tumble runs. Two and a half twists. Skipping across

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the floor with great confidence. He just presses a button and out come

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the legs. Beautiful rl -- control on the roll out. Form held. Change

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enough that is a question for the judges to answer. Triple twist, hit

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the ground a little bit deep. I like his work and his approach, he

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is sharp and business-like. He is building a lot of experience.

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think Ukraine are quietly going about their business and could

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cause a bit of a surprise here. He is a very efficient gymnast, isn't

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he? No gymics, just good, confident work. -- gimmicks. Stylish and

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clean. A very light touch. That triple twist effortlessly performed.

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14.633. So the United States, Ukraine, Korea and Germany. Here we

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go with Japan on vault. Kohei Uchimura. This is the only final

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that he didn't make. You see the runway there. Difficulty is 6.6. So

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this vault will be marked out of 16.6. Points deducted for execution

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from tenth. Those scores added together. You would never believe

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looking at that face that he is at the end of a runway in the World

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Championships. You would think he is in training. Kohei Uchimura

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aiming for absolute perfection. Hones in on the target and he is

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off. Carefully measured run. Carefully performed round off.

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Lifts in the air, two and a half twists, absolute precision. What a

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start. The world watched Jonny Wilkinson lining up with his

:33:38.:33:43.

routine and I bet you will see other people doing that arm thing.

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That arm thing was effective. He was dead centre. You can see the

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approach, very square on the horse, a beautiful spin in the air, a tiny

:33:55.:33:59.

bit off to one side. But just clicks around. Beautifully donen't

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just what they need and he was cool at the end of the runway. Focused

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during the vault. Look at this - snaps through twists and now he can

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relax a bit. There you go. Makes you wonder how he didn't make the

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vault final. I suspect he Close not to, because you have to do two

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different vaults and I suspect he thought five finals were enough.

:34:28.:34:38.
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China, behind Russia. Zhang Chenglong the first one up. He

:34:47.:34:52.

qualified third for the parallel bars final. Dangerous the make any

:34:52.:34:55.

predictions, when the Chinese approach parallel bars. Because

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they are the acknowledged masters of this apparatus. That is such a

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solid, look at that, beautiful, a somersault with a full turnment and

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the same move without a turn. Immensely difficult. Lost his legs

:35:17.:35:25.

a bit. But I tell you what, this is what it's about. They're really

:35:25.:35:35.
:35:35.:35:36.

going well. Excellent technique. A double pike and he didn't move, but

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he dropped his chest to bring it under control. That is great stuff.

:35:40.:35:50.
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Is it enough to go ahead of Russia? Time will tell. Two more to go.

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Uech 16.2 for vault. You sense the team spirit carrying them through.

:35:59.:36:09.
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Warming up the shoulders. Ready for high bar. Sergey Khorokhordin next.

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He is tall enough, but he doesn't need any help. That was a simple

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half turn and a one arm giant and that was out a bit late. He winds

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up, a big stoop. A lovely swing out of it and the full twist, the

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somersault and full twist. Now swings in the forward grip, full

:36:50.:36:57.

pirouette into the hop over the bar. He's really kept his swing going

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well. The close element, the endo, just a bit snatched on that turn.

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They have to show long swings, close swings, big dismounts that.

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Was efficient work. Russia doing their best to stay ahead of China.

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15.6. A big score. It is all to play for, boys. Keep up the good

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work. It is not a fair contest, you know. Chinese parallel bars against

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Russian high bar. It is a tall order to try and stave off the

:37:40.:37:50.
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challenge. But we will see. Next to face that challenge is Chen Yibing.

:37:57.:38:07.
:38:07.:38:09.

-- Teng Haibin he was second in the last World Championships. A lovely

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clean line. A double pike and kicked it out. So very impressive

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opener. A half turn and another one. This time without. Oh! That is a

:38:24.:38:29.

problem, but he keeps the swing going. How, I don't know. Let's see

:38:29.:38:34.

if he puts in another move to try and make up the damage with more

:38:34.:38:41.

difficulty. But how he kept going, I don't know. Will he lose the

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value of that move? Oh yeah, for sure. He may stick in another one

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if he has the presence of mind. But the damage is still done. It will

:38:50.:38:55.

still be deducted. He is lovely and clean. But he kicks out from the

:38:55.:39:01.

double pike. Now he has made it interesting. No doubt Russia will

:39:01.:39:06.

have seen that. Sergey Khorokhordin scores 14.8 for high bar. A good

:39:06.:39:16.
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score for him. Can they hang on in there? Yamamuro. Going for the big

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vault. The tribl twist off the half turn, a big vault. A little

:39:28.:39:32.

deduction on the step on landing, but he is impressed with himself.

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Japan seem to be doing enough to stay ahead of the rest of the world.

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Very, very clo kused, -- focused, determined, he didn't faulter. This

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is a massive vault. Smacked the head in, keep the shoulders tight.

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Make sure that twist goes all the way around. It is a long, long way.

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Almost ran out of air, but kept twisting and took a pace to get

:40:07.:40:17.
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secure. A good, strong vault. for difficulty, 16.4 for Yamamuro.

:40:21.:40:31.
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So far, so very good. Teng Haibin 16.166. A costly clout on the

:40:37.:40:47.
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parallel bars. Emin Garibov for Russia. A nice line. That is nice

:40:55.:41:04.
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too. A full turn, into the combination that we all know by now

:41:06.:41:09.

and he didn't lose the shape on the swing. This is not the most

:41:09.:41:15.

difficult, but he is keeping the swing pure and clean. A bit late on

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the one and a half turns. Another one and that was very late. It took

:41:22.:41:31.
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him out of line. Nicely out of the turn. Very impressive swing. A

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double, double, a little pace forward. That is a promising

:41:43.:41:53.
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youngster. Well can Russia go ahead of the United States? 15.466 will

:41:57.:42:07.
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go a long way to help them. This is the last of the Chinese gymnasts on

:42:08.:42:18.
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the parallel bars. Zhe Feng. A lot of strength. Beautiful line. Toes

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to fingers. Tightly tucked somersault. Knees locked together.

:42:31.:42:39.

And again. Really shows the wonderful control at the top of the

:42:40.:42:46.

swing. Just that tiny bit of a split on the legs. And the full

:42:46.:42:56.
:42:56.:43:00.

pirouette. High front somersault. Nicely done in the full turn.

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Controlled in the turns. You can see the back is absolutely flat the

:43:05.:43:13.

whole time. This routine is packed with difficulty. Just needs a good

:43:13.:43:18.

dismount and it gets it. That really was a tremendous performance,

:43:18.:43:23.

having seen your team mate fall. What more would you expect from the

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current world parallel bars champion? The highest qualifier.

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What out Russia. It is up in the air this one. It is great. This is

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what the sport is all about. It is a nail-biert. He has some skill. --

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biter. He has some skill. That is so difficult to go from upper arms

:43:42.:43:48.

into a double tuck. Bristling with difficulty. Lovely technique. Again

:43:48.:43:53.

with a half turn and a little flicker at the top. The double pike

:43:53.:44:02.

was a little deep, but that was a good performance. Yes, he said.

:44:02.:44:09.

needs upper 16 to take the lead. So close. Japan, Russia, United States.

:44:09.:44:15.

Are are China going to sit among that lot? The judges are keeping us

:44:15.:44:24.

waiting. They know it's tight and are watching every movement of the

:44:24.:44:30.

score board. You can feel the tension in the arena. It would be

:44:30.:44:36.

amazing if he breaks 16. It is a rare mark on parallel bars. But he

:44:36.:44:46.
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is a great worker on the bars. They call him Mr P Bars. He has got

:44:47.:44:55.

15.666. Is not not enough. China into third. Japan leading Russia by

:44:55.:45:05.
:45:05.:45:18.

0n't be 07! -- by 0.07. It is tight last couple of pieces. Romania

:45:18.:45:28.
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bring up the rear. Teng will be the World Championship title. Can they

:45:48.:45:53.

hold on to the bar. I will tell you a story, 2003 this man had a hit

:45:53.:45:59.

high bar for China to hold on to the lead and he did. So let's just

:45:59.:46:05.

see... Eight years on, whether he can do the same job. Good in the

:46:05.:46:11.

cat chev. Rescues the swing. Lovely line. Rybalko. That is one-and-a-

:46:11.:46:18.

half turns. A bit flutry with the feet. He is OK through the turn. So

:46:18.:46:28.
:46:28.:46:32.

the combination is going well. A bit ragged there. Nicely out on the

:46:32.:46:37.

squat there. Hops round the top of the bar. If he nails this he has

:46:37.:46:43.

done his job. He has done his job indeed. Now then, he has Olympic

:46:43.:46:53.
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champion and the World Champion to follow. Over the parallel bars.

:47:04.:47:08.

first of two brothers. He is 21- year-old his older brother will

:47:08.:47:18.
:47:18.:47:21.

follow him. Something special in the making this gymnast. Beautiful

:47:21.:47:31.
:47:31.:47:32.

technique. Leisurely. Every handstand hit and held. Out on to

:47:32.:47:42.
:47:42.:47:43.

the one hand, the one bar. Almost touched his feet. What a lovely

:47:43.:47:53.
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turn. Everything looks so in control. So measured. The dismount

:47:54.:48:00.

as well, that is the answer. That is the answer to the first Chinese

:48:00.:48:06.

performance, absolutely es it. Well Well, the roof almost came off in

:48:06.:48:16.
:48:16.:48:18.

here then! David Belyavskiy. Looks nervous. Only 19. A lot of pressure

:48:18.:48:25.

on this lad's shoulders. Just tenth in it. Russia, locking to hold on

:48:25.:48:34.

to a medal but what colour? At this stage, nobody knows. But time will

:48:35.:48:40.

tell. Looking. A tough piece to get a good score on but that is lofty,

:48:40.:48:47.

lovely in the double. That will turn into the double salto. High

:48:47.:48:55.

again. One-and-a-half twists, one and three-quarter, no problem with

:48:55.:49:05.
:49:05.:49:09.

it. Power through the flick. It looks so easy. Good clean in the

:49:09.:49:19.
:49:19.:49:22.

under control in the difficult C lift to handstand. He has his

:49:22.:49:27.

nerves under control. Here we go again. Lofty, two-and-a-half twist,

:49:27.:49:37.
:49:37.:49:43.

but bounced forward, that could be got it round but quite a hop back,

:49:43.:49:51.

so a bit expensive. Marks on floor are hard to combination. Teng

:49:51.:50:01.
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scored 15.1 for his high bar. Tanaka 15.333. So Japan performance

:50:05.:50:15.
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for performance are ahead. Tanaka and China being held for very long

:50:27.:50:31.

time. The tension is mounting. Everybody is on the edge of their

:50:31.:50:41.
:50:41.:50:43.

seats here. Tanaka senior. Can he keep his composure and keep Japan

:50:43.:50:53.
:50:53.:50:59.

straight lined handstand. Just a tiny bit of a fidget there, but

:51:00.:51:06.

very nice difficult work. You can hear the audience and team-mates

:51:06.:51:14.

cheering every success. Double pike somersault. Oh, and he just had a

:51:14.:51:24.
:51:24.:51:24.

little bit of a fight on that turn. Played it too casually. Recovered

:51:24.:51:31.

excellently into the Somme salt. Lovely half turn. Control on that

:51:31.:51:38.

one handle. Smoothly past the bar, into handstand showing all that

:51:38.:51:45.

control. Shoulders back, lift into the double pike somersault. Well it

:51:45.:51:50.

really is a case of brothers in arms. As Japan's fate lies in the

:51:50.:51:57.

hands of the Tanaka family. Well, what a nail biter this is and we

:51:57.:52:03.

still have one apparatus to go. But he did falter. Lovely line, he

:52:03.:52:06.

understands so well the technique in the end somersault. Keep the

:52:06.:52:13.

chest in, strong with the arms. Tiny adjustment there, lovely

:52:13.:52:18.

double pike, kicking out to make sure the swing into up rice and he

:52:18.:52:23.

took his time on the pirouette and almost lost his body shape. Tidyed

:52:23.:52:29.

it up at the end. Well, a little pop of the Chinooks, that will tell

:52:30.:52:39.

you, "I'm glad that is out of the way." Not as high as it needs to be.

:52:39.:52:48.

Second 19-year-old for Russia. important to stay under control. It

:52:49.:52:53.

is not over yet. A weak start in the low to mid 14s and he is

:52:53.:53:00.

skipping a bit out of his landings. Plenty of acceleration there.

:53:00.:53:07.

Through the twists. He has got to get steady on his feet. Full twist

:53:07.:53:11.

in the front somersault to roll out. Making it one and three-quarters.

:53:11.:53:21.
:53:21.:53:30.

Now, big test of his nerves. Did he hold it long enough. Very deep

:53:30.:53:39.

landing. That is better. Two-and-a- half twists. Into the Somme salt.

:53:39.:53:43.

You have to wonder, he cannot afford fi more paces and there

:53:43.:53:51.

someone to the side there from the triple. -- somersault. It is tough

:53:51.:54:01.
:54:01.:54:09.

on floor to get a decent score you know. Tanaka senior scores 15.5.

:54:09.:54:13.

Uchimura is third on this piece of apparatus in the World

:54:13.:54:18.

Championships. He has been so consistent so far. Just keep

:54:18.:54:28.

everything crossed for him. straddle to handstand, just kills

:54:28.:54:37.

is swing enough to be able to make them turn. Double somersault,

:54:37.:54:42.

catches on the up ever arms, and the dudge double pike somersault

:54:42.:54:47.

from a different entry that time from the long swing. Makes that cut

:54:47.:54:55.

look so easy, the straddle round the arms. Swings well out of all

:54:55.:55:01.

the catches, and that is the Somme salt with a half turn, straight

:55:01.:55:08.

into another huge straddle front somersault. Such an exciting high

:55:08.:55:13.

bar routine. I hon industry think we are looking at the finest all

:55:13.:55:19.

round gymnast there has ever been. He sun believable.. He is an all

:55:19.:55:23.

round gymnast but he is a team man too. He is not thinking about his

:55:23.:55:29.

own glory, he is thinking about the team and he has produced work which

:55:29.:55:36.

has done smem so good. Russia 15.533 for their final floor

:55:36.:55:43.

routine. It says first there but don't count that because Uchimura's

:55:43.:55:53.
:55:53.:56:00.

score hasn't come in. Olympic gold medallist. A lot on his shoulders.

:56:00.:56:03.

Controversial winner he was in Beijing, with twisting his way, but

:56:04.:56:09.

he has put some somersaults in and I know for a fact he can do a 7.5

:56:09.:56:17.

difficulty with a high score but that was a bit loose. Oh and again

:56:17.:56:24.

struggled a bit. He is keeping the swing and the connections. It is

:56:24.:56:33.

top drawer. Another straight without the twist. A bit flat from

:56:33.:56:38.

the handstand. Double, double and he landed it beautifully. A good

:56:38.:56:47.

number three man. He has just followed a 16.2 for China. That is

:56:47.:56:53.

a massive score on high bar. We are usually pleased if they get to a 15.

:56:53.:57:03.
:57:03.:57:08.

Let alone a 16. ZOU. China have scored nor ploughsly on high bar..

:57:08.:57:18.
:57:18.:57:19.

It is a 15.366 for Uchimura. -- enormously. We are on to the second

:57:19.:57:24.

half of the rotation. America really the only threat, but

:57:24.:57:33.

slightly off the pace. John Orozco. He is the first gymnast up on to

:57:33.:57:43.
:57:43.:57:46.

parallel bars. A lot of pressure on this young gymnast. Very good on

:57:46.:57:52.

the support pieces. Oh, and he missed that hand. He recovered so

:57:52.:57:56.

well. Snuck the hand on before anyone could worry, and the front

:57:56.:58:03.

somersault with half turn, he also has a really good handstand line.

:58:03.:58:13.
:58:13.:58:14.

That was immensely high. And that was well lifted above the bars.

:58:14.:58:19.

Smooth in his pirouetting. Lovely straight body all the time. No loss

:58:19.:58:25.

of tension at all. Lovely height and no step on landing. He has

:58:25.:58:31.

certainly opened well for USA. to be in the 15s that one. Lovely

:58:31.:58:40.

work. Oleg Verniaiev for Ukraine, and that won't get the difficulty.

:58:40.:58:45.

He had a pause on the way and again that won't get it either. Tried two

:58:45.:58:55.

Ds and he won't get either of them. So, Ukraine fading a little. We

:58:55.:58:59.

were talking them up a couple of pieces ago, but it is tough out

:58:59.:59:09.
:59:09.:59:16.

the way round on the triple Russian. Slapping the horse, just to make

:59:16.:59:20.

sure what, his hand are wide apart on the placements. He will be

:59:20.:59:30.
:59:30.:59:36.

hammered by the E score judges there. 15.233 for John Orozco. Next

:59:36.:59:46.
:59:46.:59:49.

fifth in the challenge is Jonathan Horton. 15.28 needed from the USA

:59:49.:59:54.

to get into the bronze medal position. Such a businesslike

:59:54.:00:04.
:00:04.:00:14.

gymnast. Get straight on with the Very smooth. Into a pirouette.

:00:14.:00:20.

Lovely turns. He's really working the apparatus well. Holding his

:00:20.:00:27.

style. Lifting into the dismount. They could do it. They could snatch

:00:27.:00:32.

a bronze. That average of yours is within striking distance. Oh this

:00:32.:00:42.
:00:42.:00:45.

is good stuff! Ukraine 13.866. Big smiles. I think he enjoyed himself.

:00:45.:00:53.

We are in for a treat, Fabian Hambuechen on high bar. Well even

:00:53.:00:59.

though they're not in a shout for a medal, this will be entertaining.

:00:59.:01:06.

Starts with the forward swing. A half turn. You see him wind it up

:01:06.:01:13.

into the full twist. Caught a bit close and he had to bend his arms.

:01:13.:01:18.

And links it into a one and a half pirouette and another front

:01:18.:01:25.

somersault. Really packing the difficulty in. And of course it's

:01:25.:01:30.

move after move without these swings that really adds the

:01:30.:01:35.

difficulty up. The full pirouette into the hop over the bar. And

:01:35.:01:40.

another hop and turn. Changes the shape, lifts into the dismount,

:01:41.:01:46.

double twist, a lot of height. A classy routine. He was third in the

:01:46.:01:50.

high bar in the last World Championships. Just outside the

:01:50.:01:55.

medals at the Olympics, but yes, that is his piece. He is just happy

:01:55.:02:05.
:02:05.:02:05.

that he has entertained the crowd. Great spirit out there.

:02:05.:02:10.

question everyone's asking is what has Horton scored? It is 15, it is

:02:10.:02:20.
:02:20.:02:25.

down on the average that is needed. Here is Danell Leyva. The king of

:02:25.:02:31.

the swingers. We're used to him producing good high bar. Look at

:02:31.:02:36.

that, full turn from the peach. Then a good somersault technique.

:02:36.:02:42.

One and a half turns. That is very difficult. Then into a full. He is

:02:42.:02:51.

swinging it as if he is on the high bar. A -- on the high bar - amazing.

:02:51.:02:56.

He skips into a double pike on the skip back. A couple of loose areas

:02:56.:03:04.

there. But the swing, it was if he was on high bar. He scored 15.36 in

:03:04.:03:14.
:03:14.:03:25.

qualification. 15.866. And well deserved. 15. 36, the same as what

:03:25.:03:29.

he scored in qualification. The average will have to rise, but they

:03:29.:03:36.

can do this. They can do this. So this is how things look. China lead,

:03:36.:03:41.

Japan 0.6 behind them. But they have strength as well. They will do

:03:41.:03:51.
:03:51.:04:02.

counts at this stage. John Orozco, the first gymnast for the United

:04:03.:04:07.

States to swing the high bar. He qualifyed with the fourth highest

:04:07.:04:12.

score on this piece of apparatus. So should be feeling confident and

:04:12.:04:18.

look at that full twisting move with the leg straight and together.

:04:18.:04:28.
:04:28.:04:30.

Very original work. Shoots out to that full pirouette. Smoothly into

:04:30.:04:36.

the forward swing. There we go with the half turn and lovely height on

:04:36.:04:42.

the stooped move. It is a skill he understands well. Good lift, full

:04:42.:04:45.

twisting, double straight. He didn't stay on there for hours, so

:04:45.:04:50.

he didn't give lots of marks away. That was a clever routine. I don't

:04:50.:04:54.

know if he could have done much better, Mitch? Beautifully

:04:54.:04:58.

performed, it will be way down on difficulty, but you know to do wit

:04:58.:05:04.

that sort of style, he will get eight or nine. Has done a great job.

:05:04.:05:10.

Look at this. Full twist. Mesmerising, that move. Yes it is

:05:10.:05:17.

lovely to see it. And there, full twist in the double straight.

:05:18.:05:23.

Travelled a bit. But he didn't make a mistake with the landing. Look at

:05:23.:05:30.

the team. The team went higher than he did on his dusmoipbt then!

:05:30.:05:36.

a find -- dismount then! What a find he is for the United States.

:05:36.:05:43.

How well he has handled the pressure A very young Jim nast. Not

:05:43.:05:47.

very experienced. Gone out first on a couple of the pieces for the

:05:47.:05:57.
:05:57.:06:04.

United States. 15.366. The same score as Leyva on parallel bars.

:06:04.:06:09.

Jonathan Horton for the United States. America's penultimate

:06:09.:06:15.

performance. It lies in the hands of the Olympic Silver Medallist

:06:15.:06:20.

from 2008. Wh a performance that was. He is capable of bringing it

:06:20.:06:25.

through again. A bit awry on the turn, but now he is into his

:06:25.:06:31.

favourite zone, the release zone. Full twist. There is another one

:06:31.:06:36.

coming up. That time without the twist. It is fantastic. Sit down

:06:36.:06:46.
:06:46.:06:46.

Matt! Oh slam -- oh! It was a bit wild, but he is bringing it

:06:46.:06:53.

together, full turn into the combination. Now, this is real

:06:53.:07:03.

nail-bight stuff. Setting up the dismount. Full twist and the double

:07:03.:07:07.

straight. He went and played a bit safe on the dismount. What

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captain's job. He has -- he is absolutely delighted with it.

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a way to try 5gt your hands on a medal. That was something else. Oh

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yes he said! He enjoy it as much as me. He lives his emotions. So and

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many of the gymnasts don't let you see their emotions, but he does and

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you feel it for him. Oh I love this! Like you say, Mitch, a

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relatively easy dismount. He wasn't going to chance any mistakes.

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Jonathan Horton 15.366. They're very consistent with their scoring,

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they both scored exactly the same. Leyva, another entertainer on the

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high bar. Surprisingly didn't qualify for the high bar routine.

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It is the final he didn't make. has got a big swing. He is taurl

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and swings with real style. Look at the height: -- tall. Now he has got

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to be precise. Yes, he is, the arms are out to show how easy the move

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it. Full turn as well. But that was costly, the bent arms. He swings

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forward. A lovely turn. Into the stooped catch. This time more

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cleanly caught. One and a half turns. He is packing all the

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difficulty in. Lovely dislocation through the shoulders. And the full

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turn. Really striving for difficulty. Look how he pops up

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above the bar. Lovely double twist. Double straight. Fantastic way for

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the United States to finish. Wow, that is the end of the competition

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for America! And... A massive clap of the hands. What team job. You

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just have sit and wait. That was unbelievable.Less such an elegant

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gymnast, splays the arms to the side. Almost arrogant. But it was

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beautiful to watch. The full twist a bit wild and he had to as we say,

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graunch his way out of it. A double at the end and what a landing. Pin

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point. While the Americans are swinging from the roof, a 15.533

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high scores on the floor. But Feng Zhe can do it. He has got an

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enormous amount of pressure on him at the moment. Good start, full

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twist in the double straight. Just a pace back. A shrug of the

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shoulders. Get on with the job. Double twist into full twist front

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from the hand spring. Can't afford any obvious errors, those lilt skip

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backs, they all add up. -- little skip backs. A half turn into the

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one and three quarter roll. Chest in, looked to be clear of the floor.

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A nice strong swing. Straight from the pom erl horse. Hesitation on

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the way up. -- pommel horse. It has got to be two seconds from the

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second you stop moving in the hand stand. So that could be quite hairy.

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A little bobble in the one and three quarter roll. A few errors.

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Nothing major as yet. Full twist in the double, a skip to the side, a

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bit low on landing. All these things count. All important.

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more Chinese then to go. And here we go. The competition is well on.

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Japan on high bar. And guess what? It falls to the Tanaka brothers

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again. Got to keep their composure. Kazuhito Tanaka the first of the

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brothers to swing the bar. Lovely straight line. Hits the top of the

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swing beautifully and that is a really straight move. A lovely

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extension through the hips. He slows the swing down when he wants

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to. Very suple, a lly pirouette and -- lovely pirouette and a different

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style to some we have seen. Precise swing. The turns have to be right

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in hand stand and he has gone for every one properly. Just needs that

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special landing. He makes it. Wow! What a performance. The crowd are

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on their feet. Absolutely extraordinary. You know, he's

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always the first of the brothers up to the bar and he is always

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generous with what he delivers. Feng Zhe 14.566. China need an

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average of 14.496 to stay ahead of the United States. So the Chinese

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stop it Matt! Well the tension in here between teams is unbelievable.

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Zhang Chenglong, the 2 -- 22-year- old from China. A little skip into

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his opening tumble. The one and a half into two and a half. Such

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clean technique. A skip forward twists. Backwards that time with

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the two-and-a-half into the front, with the full. One and three-

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quarters. Very very stylish gymnast. This the moment he shows control.

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Has to hold it. Whip, to the one and three-quarters really smoothly

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out. Draws breath, knows this needs to be a really strong finish.

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Triple twist. Very clean, right the way round. They are delighted with

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that performance.'S Going right down to the wire. Oh. One more

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triple twist. He can't contain himself. "That's the job I needed

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to do." Well, it is difficult to give you an idea of what scores are

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needed at this stage. Every tenth is vital. Fabian Hambuechen

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mean? Well, work it out. We will let you know. I can tell you they

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need an average of 14.99 to stay Tokyo. So he knows how to swing.

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was ahead of Uchimura in the aup all round, and that is no small

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feat until he had his accident. A full twist in the Kovac. Easy

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through the one-and-a-half turns. Cleanly out, half turn. Oh. He's

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off the bar. That is unbelievable. He is going to sit there and think

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about it. And that could be it. Well, unpredictable, unexpected, if

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you just wait too long, it takes you a shade past and you can't get

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those round for a grip. What a look of the dejection, that says it all.

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That is the picture of this year's World Championships. But straight

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away, the whole arena were clapping him, they got right behind him, oh.

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Well, can't believe it.. Now then, it had been known to get 14 pu he

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really has to be faultless and he has to put in the required

:18:47.:18:57.
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difficulty.. He took a big jump forward. He will be decimated. He

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won't believe that. He will be dejected. Had the biggest score in

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Tokyo on that piece of apparatus. Incredible difficulty. He already

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performed that with a full twist. That was the relatively simple move

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for him. He knew as well. He could see it straight away. He composed

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himself. He got back on. Xi'an. America. David Belyavskiy's job. It

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is not a simple one. He didn't settle in the handstand. Huge

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pressure on these young gymnasts. He is moving well. A little cross

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of the legs there. Good work on the single handle. Swinging well. Just

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tiny little execution error, just brushing aside, but that was good.

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Into the handstand, a clean routine. fall that is a big score. He is so

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clean everywhere else. It is just that error. He needs 14 .22 to stay

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straight position, just a little skip back there. One-and-a-half

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into the one and three-quarters. the utmost importance. The whip,

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the one and three just a bit of a bounce along the floor then. You

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often see him joking but he serious there. Lifts high, double twisting.

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Double tuck. Just the tiniest pace, they know they have done their best.

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It looks as if the Olympic champion has enabled China to retain their

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title, as world team champions. Oh, he will have seen what happened to

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Tanaka and Zou Kai. The pressure was on him, but he certainly came

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one the goods. He is a phenomenal floor worker. Such height in the

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double, double. His landsings are so solid. Terrific. It is amazing,

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he is as good on the floor as the high bar. Everybody wants this

:23:19.:23:29.
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needs 16.768 to win. It's not going to happen. That would be a world

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record score. They have to do about an eight difficulty. It is not

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going to happen. But he can bet your life he will do his best.

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Uchimura wraps up the world team final, all eyes are on him and he

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has a massive job to do. Can he keep Japan in the medals. We think

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gold is just out of reach. 6 Look at that. Exemplary. He really

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understands the Kovac. It is a difficult skill but he makes it

:24:19.:24:25.

look so easy. A tickle on the bar going in. There is the combination

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thaition. Nicely done. In the yamawaki. And will he do the second

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big release. He will. He is not holding back. Oh, wow. Now then, he

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is human after all. He has shown he too can make mistakes. It is so

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unexpected. This is the hope of the Japanese and we have seen two huge

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error, look how long he waited to release. That was never going to

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happen. He was a mile away. He didn't get the credit fauna. We no

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the US have bronze. He needs 14.7 to stay ahead of America. That

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means he has to put in a big another big skill. He will be

:25:15.:25:23.

thinking about this, because he has a huge repertoire. The best he can

:25:23.:25:28.

hope for is a 14.1, 14.2. He has done it again that. The one he

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missed on so he has done it again and he has put in another full

:25:31.:25:38.

twist so he has listened to us. Somehow, and is building the

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difficulty. He knows he needs a 14.7. Het will put another one in.

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Double. Double. And he has landed it on a six pence. He probably

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doesn't know what that is but it is a fabulous landing. Has he done

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enough? As he done enough to keep Japan in the medals? 14 into 7 --

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14.7. What a job he did. Well, China retain their title. But what

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colour is the medal of the Americans? Well, answers on a

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postcard please. Well it is not always so easy working in front of

:26:20.:26:25.

a home crowd. It really piles the pressure on, as these gymnasts

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showed today. He just was a mile away from it. Uchimura 14 into 7.

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He's done it. Can you believe it? He's kept Japan in the medals, they

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have a silver. By one hundredth of a mark. Unbelievable. But there are

:26:49.:26:59.
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again, the world team champions, China. What a final this has been.

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So China take gold. Japan settle for silver, after an extraordinary

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high bar. And the US will be more than happy with bronze.

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Confirmation of the men's team final. China again are world team

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champions. Japan, they also had it, they almost had it in their grasp.

:27:30.:27:33.

Silver was an incredible performance. United States take the

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performance. United States take the bronze. That come petition had more

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twists and turns than gymnastic routine. Where do we start Plenty

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of thrill, plenty of spills but what a thriller. Japan came in as

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favourite, China kept cool, and USA came one surprises. It was great

:27:51.:27:54.

all the way through. Incredible that China managed to retain their

:27:54.:27:58.

title because they did look a bit shady in qualification. Very clever

:27:59.:28:02.

strategy, they brought a new man in for the finals. He didn't let them

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down. Very clever planning and they kept cool right to the end. You

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have to take your hats off to them. I mean America chasing Russia,over

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taking them and holding on to the bronze medal. It was incredible

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once again as we saw from the women again. Bronze medal for performance

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but gold medal for grit. China, don't take it away, they beat Japan

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on their home ground, when r when all the odds were against them.

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Well done to them. entertainment is going to continue

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with the women's all round final you. Can watch that on BBC Two at

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1pm or you can join us for live coverage in the morning on line on

:28:40.:28:47.

Matt Baker introduces action from the World Gymnastics Championships at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan. The men's team final will have been even more fiercely contested than normal as the countries that finish in the top eight will qualify automatically for the London Olympics. Great Britain's hopes will be spearheaded by Daniel Keatings, the All-Around silver medallist at the 2009 World Championships. He has slowly been making his way back from a bad knee injury and this event will be a big test ahead of London 2012.