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Matt Baker introduces live coverage from Tokyo as a host of medals are decided in the men's and women's apparatus events.


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Here comes Kelley Holmes... crowd are on their feet.

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Rebecca Adlington is bringing it Hello and welcome to the World

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Gymnastics Championships, here in Tokyo. Taxi! Over the past five

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days we have started to realise that life here is a bit trickier.

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Metropolitan gymnastics centre? I want to try to get to... Excuse me?

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The circle? How does this work? Oh Right, well I am looking for the

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exit and I have now arrived on Oh, is that me? Try this one. I

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know what I fancy but this is going Great. Clear as mud.

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Olympic bronze medallist Louis Smith has the hardest pommel horse

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routine in the world. He already has a bronze and a silver in the

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world medal but the only way he can go for a gold medal is to make his

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life even difficult with a harder routine. You don't have a spoon, do

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Great Britain's Louis Smith. It is is so under control. Lovely

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confidence. Keep the rhythm, Louis! This is fabulous. That is superb!

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Well, his chances for a medal will be coming up very shortly but first,

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the qualification heat was not just about individuals making the finals

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but also the first opportunity for both the men and women's team to

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make the top eight and qualify for London 2012. It was a case of

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ladies first four Hannah Whelan, Danusia Francis, Imogen Cairns,

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Rebecca Downie and Beth Tweddle, all of forming -- performing in the

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same arena as the gymnasts of the 1964 Olympics. There were no big

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mistakes but the strain of qualifying for their home Games was

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obvious. It was a nervous wait as they watched the scoreboard, had

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been for at least a number eight next to Great Britain. Until we had

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it on the scoreboard, none of us wanted to take it for granted.

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not think any of us have felt that in our lives. It was horrible!

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all-around final for Hannah, BET and a place for six in the hope to

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next summer. -- in the O2 Arena next summer. Such as the women

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relaxed, it was the much fancied men's turn to flex their muscles on

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the podium. A great stop by the team was unravelled by a shocking

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Hyde Park rotation. It was a tense and edgy struggle for the men from

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there on. An imperious, nerveless Paul Moore routine from Louis Smith

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saw him enter today's individual final to keep the men's hopes alive.

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He was tenth overall. There has been no panic from the British team.

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They have a second chance to qualify through the test event in

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January and it was a very mature Dan Purvis and Louis Smith who

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taught me through what happens next. I think everyone is looking forward

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to a bit off a rest and putting on some weight, Christmas pudding and

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that! It could be a blessing in disguise. We should qualify. I do

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not want to say we are because anything can happen. We have the

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strongest team we ever have, the boys are good. So it is all about

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going to that event in January, sacrificing our Christmas puddings

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and proving to everyone that we can do it and we do want to qualify for

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the Olympics. Huge congratulations to our British girls but one

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thing's the lads did not expect was to lead a second shot at

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qualification. But that has been the flavour of this year's World

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Championships. We have come to Their confidence... Were at a

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cracking vault. The way up in the rafters. Great Britain... She is

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the best we have ever seen. The USA are the women's team champions.

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absolute thriller, this. Oh, yes, he says! He enjoyed it as much as

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made. The finest all-around gymnast they we have ever seen. He is

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unbelievable! The world team champions, China. Whatever final

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the double pike. She will be out. She has fought back well. She has

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great performance from Dan. Just like that, welcomed! An absolute

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Dan and cannot are here. It seems first of all that Dan is the man in

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Japan. I had to fight my way through Japanese girls to get to

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you. I know! A shame it doesn't happen in England! Yes, I think I

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might stay here another week. Fourth plays, such a difficult

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position to come in, so last night, we celebrating or slightly

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commiserating? Celebrating for the team mates and back. We got a big

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McDonald's. Hang on! That is how you celebrate question are you have

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a McDonald's?! Did you go large question but yes, I did. We reflect

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on it. I am really happy and it is a positive outcome for next year.

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And you are feeding good this morning? You must feel on top of

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the world. I feel good but a bit sore. My back is killing me. Hannah,

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you had a fantastic performance and were overall ninth.S said you were

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sort of aiming for top 12 for so did you so pass your expectations?

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Yes, I just went out there to try to enjoy my competition and do as

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well as a good. Was it easy for you to retain your commotion? Your

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mother was a wreck! Yes! Fifth in the team final, as well, was

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absolutely... Can you replicate that at the Olympics? We have

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worked so hard and we deserved to come FIG on Tuesday so we are going

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to go back, were just as hard and hopefully we will do for just as

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well or even better in the Olympics. A super performance so far from the

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top of the Great Britain team. We have the men's floor, the women's

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vaults, Louis will be up on the pommel horse. There is know best --

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Beth Tweddle on bars and the men will be on the rings but we will

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more or add to his medals by taking the men's Tour title? Or world

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qualifier Sue Key I win a second gold for China? What a final this

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is going to be. Two world champions, European champion and Olympic gold

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medallists, world silver medallist podium at the World Championships.

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combination at the end. Very well has absolute confidence and

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half twists, and one and three rotations. Very complex. Same again,

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other. He's punching the air, but did he cut down on that start? That

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twisting start? Is he playing safe? I think it is the same routine as

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we saw before. There was just, unfortunately, it was that second

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tumble where he had really quite a big step. It is a good opening.

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Here we are, the whip into the half turned in double Arabian Nights

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pike. -- Arabian Nights pike. The second tumble was where he had a

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really big step on landing. This is the triple right at the end to,

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good and clean. But he has opened the door enough, I think. He has

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been around for a while. He is now 25. And he is still competing with

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the best in the world. Yes, he had a 6.8 to qualify, and it is very

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hard to build that sort of difficulty up. I wonder what

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happens in this final. He has 15.466. This is going to be good.

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Stephen Legendre of, he can challenge the Brazilian. He did

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score a 0.1 above this court that the Brazilian has already marked up

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three-quarter role. There is a no- nonsense quality about this. He

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rotation straight body. That was a lovely Filali from him. Very

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exciting. The routine was packed with stuff and he had a bit of time

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before the end when we heard the buzzer, which means you have 30

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seconds to go, so he took his time. Absolutely full of difficulty. Look

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at the twists. He really is very confident landing forwards. You see

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him spot the flaw over his shoulder. He lost sight of his either. Here

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recently the one and a half twists in a double straight somersault.

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Really big difficulty. And here the finish. The half-turn in double

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front pike, a tiny hop back. cannot beat the Brazilian. It is

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15.4. He's a 0.66 behind the Brazilian. The current European

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gold medallist is gone the floor. Flavius Koczi. He qualified with

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the eighth highest score. He is a gymnast with quite a different type

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of repertoire. He twists so well. He has already done two-and-a-half

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where you are. He does snatch a little bit off the floor. Sometimes

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the judges will deduct for lack of height. Very nice balance. He lifts

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through and has to go clear of the floor. Holding the hands stand to

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requirement. You have to hold the handstand. I think this is a big

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the landing. The only deduction is lack of height on some of the

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tumbles. He is not feeling too tired. He had a difficult

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qualification time. Touches of brilliance. He was better last

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night. A top 12 finish. The Christine said he snatched one of

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his twists. Look at this. He knows the landing but goodness me, what a

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combination! The shoulder back on very early. May be lacking a bit of

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top of the gym. A small deduction for height. Incredible spacial

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awareness to be able to do another punch run with a twist. Absolutely.

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You have to set and spin and feel way you are. That was a great

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performance. There were no landing at the last World Championships on

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 44 seconds

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hold this blitz long enough. He does all that work and finding

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he showed in the all round. It will be very tight. The crowd love this

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guy! He put on an amazing performance yesterday. He is

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obviously tired. He did not want to hang around. Well, it was a great

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performance but last night he did not take a single step on any

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landing. Consequently, that is the standard we are a judge in him by.

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There was a huge mistake in comparison to last night. That

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really was the only big step... He has such lovely form in the air. He

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holds his body so straight and well. Absolutely no doubt he was round on

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a triple twist. Like you both said, a little bit tired today. A little

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hangover from the excitement of last night. This got to beat his

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15.466. -- the score. He is in second. Behind the Brazilian.

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will do, he said. He will be pleased with that. They could be a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 44 seconds

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challenge. The Japanese coach had a this floor, it is on a paging, it

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is very bouncy. They fear between huge dismount. But again, not

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without deduction. Things seemed edgy out there. Even on the role.

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quality. He is normally a superb worker. Lovely twisting technique.

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It was deep. Double twist into full twist. That was a very deep landing.

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Some judges would give five for that. It was deep. In terms of

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qualification, he was 0.1 up on the Brazilian. He left his head back.

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that go on for? I do know. What can they be querying? Perhaps he put a

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little bit more in hoping for a higher start Valley this time. It

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will go to the jury. The Residuary judging every routine as it goes.

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There are reference judges as well, off sorts involved. In perspective,

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0.033 behind the Brazilian. If he is successful with this,... The

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inquiry has been accepted. He has now gone into the lead! His

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Well... scratching his head and shaking it

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thinking what is going on? As the arena settles, Alexander takes to

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the floor. The European silver medallist, can he Cnoc Diego out of

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the medals? It is all about the needed all the way through. He has

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errors early on in landings but he loves it. Well, has he done enough,

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that is the question? He had the same difficulty in qualification as

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was earlier awarded. He got better as it went along. He started off a

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little bit edgy. If you compare landing for landing, he was about

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equal on the landings. He was. This is quite deep. His chest is right

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down to the floor. That could be a costly start. That one better. The

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shoulders were up more. Well, he needs over 15.466 to get into the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 44 seconds

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In the absence of top two from last year, this could really be anyone's.

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There is one woman in here he was winning medals at world

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championship level before any of the other competitors were even

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sport. The favourite here is only a quarter of a market ahead of the

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rest of the field. That might not sound a lot but it is under a mark

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separating this top eight. It will apparatus. -- Proms. A powerful and

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strong attack through the vaults. Yes, we saw her compete in Beijing,

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a finalist on the vault. She brings all that experience to bear. A

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lovely left. She makes the double twist look easy. You can see how

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upright she was on landing. The judges will not have a big

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deduction for the chest down. Good straight legs on the flight on,

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legs locked together. Really a was out of 15.8. Less than one mark

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of deductions which is pretty good she staggered at the end but she

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was just online. She has heard herself. It was not actually on the

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landing. It was one of those strange things when she stepped

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backwards. Near the half-turn, she lands nice and then she stepped

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back. She really turned it there, didn't she? That is one of those

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very bizarre things. She concentrated to land properly and

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then as she stepped back, it just really turned. Ligaments. The very,

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very painful. 14.566. She goes Vietnam. It is her birthday

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somersault with the one and a half shape. She kicks it out very

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strongly. She left the shape in for a slightly too long. Really, it is

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a difficult bowled. Her shoulders were left down at the end. She was

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a little bit deep on landing but score of this next bowled. --

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vaults. She wants an overall score of over 14.566 to go ahead of the

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performed bowled. She is slight and I did not expect such a good one as

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couldn't control the landing. Still a little angle in the shoulders.

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She could have snapped a bit more but very good to convert it in the

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air. Crossed ankles but a double twist -- on the double twist, but

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it was not all the way round. the tiniest hint of feet not being

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all the way round. 14.733, an overall score which put her ahead

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Republic here hits with this first bowled she could cause a massive

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upset. It is the slightly easier one first. One and a half twists. A

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bit of direction of problems there but it was high and flighty. Almost

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too much power, but in the wrong dimension. My guess is she twisted,

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over twisted, on the top of the hauls. -- course. She set it up

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very nicely but very difficult to time the one and a half twists. Her

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head stayed down so she could see where she was, then she pulled it

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forwards. Lost a little bit of control there. Focusing in on what

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will be the most difficult one that of her legs where she will grab the

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likely to be a zero. You have to get your feet down first. It is a

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very big gamble. If it scores -- if it goes well, you will score big!

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Respect from every competitor. pulled the seat in too soon and

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kicked it out. That angle has to be gone in the shoulders. She has not

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got as much pride as the men and she runs out of it here. But what a

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great attitude. She smiled, she says, well, I gave it a go. You're

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right, Kris. A score of zero across Maroney, qualified first. She

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scored exactly the same execution for those vaults in qualification.

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massive vaulting! I have never seen anything as high and flighty as

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that before. A very young gymnast. Not yet 16. So much power. Look at

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the pop up from the top of the platform. She kicks it out. She has

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such awareness and such confidence. This is amazing vaulting and you

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have to give her that. The judges have to do their job and they have

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got to deduct but it is immense. It carries. She was given the full

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difficulty. One of the execution of 9.3. A score of 15.8, by far the

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highest score we have seen so far wonderful form, such explosive

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power. She could be the champion. We will have something to challenge

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that very shortly. But it is deceptive, the way she converts all

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that power. Beautiful. Shoulders well up on the half-turn, this is

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lovely vaulting. Ankle gone from the shoulders, plenty of height. --

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angle. She is amazing. Wonderful body line in the air. She can hold

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her shape so well. Such good body tension. Still holding tension, the

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way she walks, carries herself. Deportment, we used to call that.

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years in international level. -- 24. She showed all her experience there.

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We have seen her warm up, not so confident. I did wonder whether she

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was going to struggle, but that is what experience does for you.

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got it dead centre, really complex bolting. Hit hard, high for the

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rotation and then kicked it out to make the twist. You have got to get

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the heat and pour out if you want to get the twist and she got very

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close to it. -- the angle of the they have submitted. The judges

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have to decide whether enough of it was shown in the straight position,

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and I think they will feel that it has to be two-thirds of it shown a

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straight. Yes, given the 6.3. 15.066, challenging for a medal,

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then, as predicted. What colour is thoroughly delighted, and so are

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the German camp. Well, it was good but was it good enough? Beautiful,

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clean work. The difficulty awarded will keep it down but look at that

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approach. It does credit to any long jump sprint approach. This is

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side at the end, but we are splitting hairs. It is impressive

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to look at real time. There is the current leader, the current silver

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medallist. Will she be set on the seat between them? -- Sat. I think

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it will be silver. That is my guess. Well, if she wants a silver she

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needs over 14.66. She has got over that score! She has scored 14.733.

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She takes the silver, then. Maroney wins world fraught final. -- world

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bowled final. There she is. The Vietnamese athlete he was the Hayes

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highest qualifier takes the bronze. Confirmation in the women's vault

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final. McKayla Maroney from the USA takes the gold from Oksana. And the

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Vietnamese athlete, what a performance from her. She takes

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The question remains, how many more years will the German beat vaulting.

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Our attentions turn to the pommel horse at the far end of this arena

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and Great Britain's a Louis Smith is filling in a pretty confident

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mood. Not surprised that you are qualified for another world finals.

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How does it feel thinking back to 2007 when you first qualified?

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was a lot harder to qualify this year. So much has gone on since

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2007. The readings have improved, the element of risk is higher. --

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the routines have improved. I have kept a level head. You qualified

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with the second-highest score, with the hardest routine, but you can go

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harder. Yes. I really want to do my heart is routine in the competition

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but my coach is not too sure. There are three guys in this final that

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are in front of everybody else and there is meat and two others.

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Everybody else is a little bit behind. A my coach says to me, if

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you do a normal routine, an easy reading, you are guaranteed a medal.

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But I am not looking at it like that. I have already got a bronze

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and a silver. But what happens if you do just that routine. I am

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looking at 2012, what any to do at 2012, to get a gold medal, and it

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is to do my hardest routine. -- what I need to do in 2012. I have a

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championship final a couple of months before the Olympic Games and

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I would love to do my heart is routine. Whether I fall off, it is

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a learning curve. Who knows? It is You have your difficult to side and

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execution. If you cannot beat them on execution, the only way you can

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beat them is on difficulty. That is the tricky bit. That is what the

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risk is involved. At what point will you know, you are renowned for

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getting up on the pommel horse and... I won a 15 minutes before I

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go out and compete. -- I will know. If it is not going right then I

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could go back to the easy one. is an interesting problem to have.

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You know back home you have a bronze and silver. I have

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sacrificed a lot of time since July. I have been practising like mad. I

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have had many distractions back home. It would be a massive

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confidence boost. It is a tricky one. I would work hard and make a

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decision 15 minutes before. It is tricky. It is hard! Gymnastics,

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you've got to love it! opportunity for a medal is seconds

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away. Have you seen him? Yes, he looked positive. How was he feeling

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from the difficulty perspective? How difficult would he make a

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routine? I am not sure. He is second up, if he hits it it will be

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great. We were not be sitting to commentate on this one. It is so

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exciting! He is very calm. He knows what he has to do. The coach of the

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camp says it will be 71. You can bet he will go for it. I would love

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to see 87 plus. We will find that the first man up. You have to keep

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your shoulders in front of your hands. When the shoulders get above

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the hips, you are in trouble. worth mentioning we are running one

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piece of apparatus at time. It is a very lonely place out there. All

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eyes are on these gymnasts. Every focus and the rhythm has to be 100%.

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that was his chance and he has chance. For every gymnast, it is a

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nerve-racking. We feel it more for the gymnast we are involved with

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but it is nerve-racking for everyone. Once he made the error,

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he showed us what a good gymnast he is and how well he can swing. But

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that was not his best bit. Nice lift into the handstand to finish.

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was a huge shame. He made the difficult routine and right on the

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last hand adjustment, he lost control. He went for it full on. He

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put every bit of difficulty he could squeeze into it. This was

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really... The second handstand was excellent. He really went for it.

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Look at this. This is very complex. He has already made the TEA. That

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makes it an E. He lost his legs a little. He really went for it. You

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can almost see him. He almost changed his mind at the last minute.

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What a shame. That will be costly. What an effort. I am so pleased to

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see him smiling. He knows he went for it. He went for gold.

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Interesting, there was a wry smile when he came off. He made the

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decision to go for it and came unstuck at the end. 15.066. Well,

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will it be enough? We will have to He makes the handstand but does not

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keeps his cool. But will definitely challenge for a medal. I would

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think so. A clean, competent Legs glued together all the time.

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So, the difficulty might not be so high. But the judges will not have

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deducted so much from the execution. The gymnasts start with 10.

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Building it in the dismount. 15.266. slip affection. He lost the swing.

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Watch his face. Expression on his face! He will take it. He said, I

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cannot win them all! Great attitude. I think he will carry on anyway. A

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grins and says, oh well. He has a two gold. He has rings next and

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another goat arrive. -- another go. He looks as if he has upped the

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difficulty on the apparatus. The all round, he went with study

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routines, on floor he upped his difficulty and him as well. That is

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taking a bit of a risk. If it pays off, great. If not, he had a go. If

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he did a stock routine, he probably would not medal anyway. Great

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attitude. Always easy to smile after you have got two goals in the

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swing very quickly and cleanly. If he hits it, he will challenge. I

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told you he was quick! Look at all of a sudden! What is the

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pressure like out there? The third routine which has come to grief.

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Amazing. He is Mr consistency. That he is great to watch. There he goes.

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Such a pity because he is wonderful to watch. Absolutely. Like you said,

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incredible speed. The slow motion will be normal speed. He looks like

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he is on fast-forward! What a guy. He is a gentleman, too. A lovely,

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lovely guy. I thought the judges have to be so quick with then notes

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to get this down. This is slow motion. The hands and the body

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moves so quickly. That is normal speed. Absolutely. The Saints beat.

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-- the same speed. That was the rest in the middle. It almost

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studied it in a Leeds. He was the eighth highest qualifier. -- he

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DIS and almost fell through, but he gave it a really good shot. -- the

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dismount. It seems the key in this final is stay on! He was gritty. He

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kept fighting there. He has a good rhythm to his work. He depended on

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that to just keep the routine swinging along there. Just brushing

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the handles as he goes past. It just depends how heavily the judges

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is in second still. So it would she Lorette drops out of the medals. He

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has gone down to fourth. Two go for broke, Mitch? He should just

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Great stuff from him. A Yes, he knew exactly what was on order from

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him, and he delivered. Wonderful work and composure. Very good to

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see a champion's performance. He has been really quite dominate the

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last couple of years on this. -- quite dominant. Those moves really

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show flair. I know that there are moves called Flowers but the flair

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of the lift of his single leg work is exceptional. Yes, he has brought

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that policy to it. The score is in. He is in the lead, 15.833. A 6.7

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of the routine was very, very brave. happened there? That was going so

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well! It is such pressure, out there! But you know, we said, it

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has to be mm perfect. If a swing does not feel right you cannot do

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anything. You cannot make an adjustment. He bent his arms, the

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swing was stretched but he bent his arms. You cannot swing with bent

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dismount. What a thriller this has been. Lewis Smith has a score of

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15.066. It will be close. I think. I do not know what he did in

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qualifier. He did a 6.4, but I think he might have upped it there.

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It looked as if there was more in it but I was not analysing it

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exactly. I was just watching the swings. It is amazing that laser

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on... Look, he bent his arms and that is the swing over with. There

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is no comeback. It almost looked a little bit like stamina. It was a

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long routine. He was influential in the Chinese team that won gold just

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a few days ago. What is it to be? 14. Sue 664 Teng Haibin. -- 14.266,

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for Teng Haibin. The news is that Louis Smith has a bronze medal,

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after falling off. And didn't he make the right decision to go for

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broke, because if he had stayed on, it would have been gone? Definitely.

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He had to. That man there was always going to challenge. 15.833,

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he scored. But significant that Leary was 0.3 higher on his star

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value than any other gymnast. -- Louis. If he can just increased his

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score, clean that up, the medals at the Olympics but there for the

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taking. The Frenchman takes so well. If you take the deduction for the

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full and the lack of difficulty, Leary would have been very close or

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in front. Great Britain's Louis Smith made absolutely the right

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decision. He wanted to drive our routine in front of the crowd. You

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have got to know how it feels. And all eyes were on him, let me tell

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you. What a brilliant performance from him. The Hungarian a day in

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his men's world pommel horse champion. The Frenchman takes the

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silver and Louis Smith des Yeates another bronze medal at the World

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You can go for broke, you can lose it just at the end but still come

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away with a world medal. How does that feel? Unbelievable. It hasn't

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quite sunk in yet. I was anxious waiting for everyone else to go.

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And really wanted to prove to myself I could do this routine and

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use it kind of as a stepping stone for 2012. I was a bit shaky at the

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end but to come away their bronze medal, obviously, the hard work has

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paid off. I am very happy. Mitch, as predicted, Louise Smith did not

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hold back. Gabriel nail-biter. He does parted company on the end. I

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thought he did a wonderful job. was a moment we did not expect but,

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as he said, he has got through. was nervous when he did of the

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Russian with the swing on one handle. What promise of things to

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come. That is the outcome of the pommel horse final. We are now

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moving on to the A bars final. There is no Beth Tweddle. She had a

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nightmare in qualification and did not make the top eight but earlier

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by a torch through her routine, which no doubt would have

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challenged for a medal. -- earlier I talks through her routine.

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things that make this far reaching so special, it is the way she looks

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she does now is a little easy turn into a big dismount without a step.

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If she did that rooted in the final and qualified, how would she get

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on? She would have won. It is worth 7.1, which is almost half a mark

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more than any other gymnast in the final. Thank you. Somebody who also

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has a gold medal is a rising star from America and she will be

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looking to add to her medal Channel -- out to her medals. It is just in

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-- out to her medals. It is just in You have never met Justin, then, so

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we cannot start talking about just -- at least young Lady swings

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hit the low bar. She has lost the bar. That will be costly.

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Wonderful composure, though, to keep going after that. She does

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swing beautifully. Look at this. Love Leto. There. -- a lovely Tote

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You s, what a shame, because the swing overtook her. -- yes. They

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did at 0.54 hitting the bar as you go past. -- they did at 0.5 of a

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point. She had the presence of mind she continued and in fact she had

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such presence of mind that you wonder if it is not that something

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that has happened in training, because she almost didn't swap --

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stopped the swing at all. It just went into the next move. I am sure

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we will see a lot more of her, because the USA have not got age

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huge number of gymnasts who swing bars like that. I was talking to an

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Olympian from 84 and he said they have the world champions and

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Olympic champions waiting in the wings to get back in this team.

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they have. 14.2, then, is the score a point to prove. A point to prove

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to Georgine there is the 16-year- little adjustment to the side, she

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is so clean, beautiful in the air. One of the most difficult routines

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in the final. And she did not give much away in execution to the

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judges. She is fabulously trained from an early age. Both mother and

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father are gymnasts. Mother in the 1985 Soviet team. She has been

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prepared to be a champion. That super half-turn to catch the high

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bar. She is supple. That, I love that move. Very clean with her

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terms. Doesn't go for anything too complicated, technically great.

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High above the bar as she dismounts. Beautiful. That could be a champion.

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She has answered her critics. of control in the middle but she

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will be delighted. High difficulty and she achieved all the moves. She

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will be given the full difficult to score. It is all execution from

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here. Beautiful work. Very confident in all the moves. There

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pirouetting is spot-on. Tiny perfect until she'd had to waive

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the to the side. It will be pretty close. It will. That typified the

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routine. She did not move the feet 14.833. She goes into second.

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was down. Yes, it is almost the selection of skills that make it

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seem like it stop/start routine. The dismount swing is beautiful.

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She shows real swing on the dismount but the start of the

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routine is up and down, stop and start. She never gets the big swing.

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Those moves, she hopes to get Ds for days. That is quite late. --

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roundabouts. She needs over 14.2 to title, right down to the last piece.

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She just nicked it. She will be delighted. A much better

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performance today. 14.5 puts her in for that this man. That is the

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first time I had seen how smart they. A much better performance. --

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for that dismount. You could see the look of determination. She

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knows there is a sport she could grab. And this routine is excellent

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give further bonus marks. Untidy legs on the dismount. She has 0.1

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scoreboard. The Russian camp are assured of the gold. The first gold

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that USA have not won in the women's competition. She has gone

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into second! 15 scored. 6.6 difficulty. She up Ted difficulty

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from qualification. That would have been linking those skills together.

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Yes, she is definitely smiling now. She finishes 0.5 behind her team-

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disappointment in the all round. On the rings, one gymnast reigns

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supreme. A three-times individual world champion. His power, strength

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and precision make him the man to championship gold rings medal to

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add to his enormous collection of those goals. He was one of the

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first took successfully swing and stopped dead. They all do it now,

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of course. He was one of the first landing, he has done it again.

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another gold. It has got to be. Kissing the apparatus! See you next

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year, for another. I so enjoyed his performance on rings. He has extra

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flair. I especially liked the dismount, he Blair's it out. --

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flares. He is so compact. It looks hard work but it does not look a

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strain. For many, that is not the massive score! I doubt anyone will

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double the width of his hips to make him so able to hold the

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position. That is a strong strength. That is huge. Look at the

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body shape and bounce back. Pinpoint accuracy. Hugely strong.

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He held every strength part. The book says hold for two. These great

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exponents hold it for three to make sure the judges do not rob them of

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the strength. The swing was good as well. You might see a problem at

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the top of the handstand but the dismount, through the ring this,

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plenty of rotation, he is celebrating as hit the floor.

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had 6.5 the difficulty in qualification and again. 15.6. He

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goes ahead. Not quite enough to seconds. They have got to make sure

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over rotated. I think he has done enough to get into the medals,

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there. He needs a 15.2 to go ahead. A very stylish gymnast. See how

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well he holds his shape, all the way through. And how he stops the

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swing and shows the strength. step. He has a medal. It is bronze.

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Chen Yibing De Beers. No one is going to take that title for a

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while. A wonderful silver medal for the Brazilian and Yamamuro gets

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another bronze to match that of he is... Let's sit back, relax and

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enjoy it Louis Smith's medal ceremony. He went all out for

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difficulty and it paid off. I mean, the fact that he came off the horse

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at the end, had effectively a fall and to come away from the World

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Championships with a bronze medal just goes to show what a great

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looking down on Louis Smith for. very respectful, sociable. Very

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approachable. And sadly, as it stands at the moment, he has not

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qualified for the Olympics. There is this very odd rule that you not

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only have to win gold but you also have to get 85 % of the

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qualifications for on two other pieces of apparatus. 85 % of the

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average qualifications for on the other two apparatus, and he may --

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made a real mess of one performance. So as things stand, unless he gets

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a wild card, he will not be going to the Olympic Games, but I am sure

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Well, Louis, you went for it and you hit it with confidence. I had

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to. I was very confident going in, kind of tricking myself. I could

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not have any doubt with that routine. Yes, I did the reaching, I

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did the hard part and unfortunately slipped on the easy part. It did

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that shock you? I am not sure what it was, if I did too much warming

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up backstage, I do not know if I'm relaxed, because I had done the

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hard part, I do not know. It would have been a bit tricky if I had

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faced this routine and got cold and gone into London with the gold

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medal. At the end of the day, I did the rich in Atta World Championship

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final. And it means so much for you for an experience point of view. In

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front of this arena. And the fact is, it was just you up there. No

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other gymnast up there. That must have felt indescribable. I had to

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use this as a training session for the Olympic Games. It had to be a

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dress rehearsal. There is not going to be a competition of this kind of

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magnitude until the Olympics and if this is the routine I want to do,

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this is the perfect opportunity to do it. And you got a bronze medal

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and to effectively fell. So what does the bronze mean to you in

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comparison with the other bronze you have? You just kind of thing,

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what if? What if I had done the normal routine? All that I can do

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is go back into the gym and trained, work out what went wrong, for

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perfect it and see what I can produce in London. That is all I

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can do. I did the best I could today, got a bronze medal. Has the

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gold medallist spoken to you since? Yes, we were speaking backstage. He

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congratulated me on my routine. But he did a fantastic to do his

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routine under pressure. He is a nice guy. Well, Louis, you did

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incredibly. You did you sell so proud. There is now a lot more

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too, especially if you like getting And there is one more day of

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gymnastics here in Tokyo left. Beth Tweddle may not have made the final

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but she is a gymnast who likes to spread her talents. Tomorrow she is

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Highlights of her final can be seen on BBC Two from 4pm and if you

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would like to join us live, coverage is on the red button and

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online from 5:50am. Louis, what you think her chances are tomorrow?

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has got a really good chance. One of her best qualities is she can

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perform under pressure. She has heaps of World Championship medals.

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It seemed to be a common trait, performing under pressure in the

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British camp. We are working on it. We wish her the best and we do not

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see why she cannot get a medal. Indeed. We will all find out

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tomorrow. How will you celebrate tonight? I do not know. I've been

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Matt Baker introduces live coverage from Tokyo as a host of medals are decided in the men's and women's apparatus events.

Great Britain's three-time world champion Beth Tweddle will hope to make a successful defence of her uneven bars crown after claiming gold at the European Championships.

The men's pommel horse should see Louis Smith in podium contention again following his silver medal in Rotterdam in 2010, while Daniel Purvis will be out to impress in the floor competition after winning bronze in 2010.

Mitch Fenner and Christine Still join Matt in the commentary box.