16/10/2011 Gymnastics: World Championships


16/10/2011

Matt Baker introduces live action from the final day in Tokyo as more individual titles are decided. Among them are the women's floor, won by Great Britain's Beth Tweddle in 2009.


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

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Olympic champion. Rebecca Adlington is bringing it home for Great

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Great Britain kept the gold medal! Yes, yes! What a performance.

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Dazzling. Intense. Flashy. Colourful. Truly unforgettable. And

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Welcome to Tokyo, the host of the World Gymnastics Championships.

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Last night it was the stage for a dramatic pommel horse performance

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and Great Britain's Louis Smith was in the spotlight. Anything can

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happen on pommel horse. There was almost a feeling of all or nothing

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here. As far as difficult is and he lost it in the very last bit.

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That was a huge shame. We will it be enough? We will have to wait and

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see it. He keeps his cool. Tommasone goes ahead of Smith.

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lad will challenge. What is the pressure like out there? It seems

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the key in this final is stay on! This is the man that can stand in

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the way of Louis Smith. Krisztian Berki or, world pommel horse

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Louis Smith deserves a gold medal for ever but I'm sure he's happy

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with a bronze. More vibrant gymnastics to come. The men will be

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hitting the roof with the vault. The girls will balance on the beam.

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The men will finish up around the bars. But there is one other final

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that Great Britain will be very interested in because it includes

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Beth will be in motion later on but we will start today's apparatus

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be a master of speed, co-ordination and elegance. The margins are high.

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Get it right and you will soar like an eagle. Get it wrong and there is

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nowhere to hide. So the top three from last year's World

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Championships are all in this vault final, including the current world

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and European champion from France. There is one athlete who is not

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involved in this as he was injured yesterday. The current world

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champion, current European vault champion. Highest qualifier here.

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You can see the chalk on the shins. Those legs will be grabbed and

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the look on his feet every time! That is going to take an awful lot

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of beating. I have seen him do that a dozen times in the last month and

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he stuck it every time. Absolutely massive. Another chance to see it

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here. I thought he had almost left the half-turn too late that he

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hadn't. He timed it perfectly and brought his feet either side of the

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white line. The great thing about this landing is you can see him

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spotting the floor. As long as you have got the height you can time it

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perfectly. 16.666! A difficulty of seven. A huge score for the current

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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around nice and easy but how do you make the balance between squeezing

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in the double pike and baking the M landing. He almost put in too much

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rotation there. He did fabulously whelp not to sit that out. He pulls

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it in and he lambs with his hips behind his feet. Really had to

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react quickly to take those steps back. They will be costly but not

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as costly as the one hole mark he would have lost had he sat down.

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His chest he is down. About 0.8? Easily. But didn't he wrestle

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against it? The highest qualifier scores 16.187, with the two vaults.

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enough to know what he has to do. And that is enough to start with. A

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double pike with a start. Just mentally rehearsing this second

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vault. It is going to be a seven as land dead because he was coming

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down well. The judges will certainly not have any deductions

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for height or leather. -- the length. 16.333. Just a little bit

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down on the score of the Frenchman round. It almost looks like a side

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Somerset at -- side somersault at one point but then he got it round.

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He has got his own stamp on the technique. So he will rot -- not

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lose marks even though he turns? think what he will lose marks for

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rolls it round, almost as a sort of side somersault, and he will lose

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four that extension before he lambs. Mind boggling, that rotation. He

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has gone into the lead, with a score of 16.366! 0.179 ahead of the

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finals. I have just noticed this is Fabulous. The straight shape, three

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twists. Quite remarkable vaulting. And he is only about 18, isn't he?

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the angle out. Really tight. This any vault ever, 7.4? Yes,

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it. He is going for day seven. So far day seven is the easiest vault

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we have seen -- is the most difficult bowled we have seen but

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Surely he has done enough for gold. He changed the approach this time,

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which he has to do, but that same because he can twist both

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directions. He is great in both of them. Fabulous. Put your gold medal

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in your pocket now, young man! is in second. There is confirmation.

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Metropolitan arena. As Okiguchi is introduced. He is the second

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highest qualifier in this Wild vault as we have just seen. Not

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quite as clean, I don't think. Depends how the judges see it but

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just a little bit of a cross of the legs, especially in that last twist.

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Fantastic work, though. You are right, Mitch, the Bar has been

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on he needs to score another 16.187 to get into the medals and knock

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the world champion from last yet of somersault. It is good. Is it good

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enough? I do not think so. He took a pace to that Syed and the judging

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has been very good. -- he took a pace to decide. Plenty of attack. I

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follow the gymnast that did the same vault with an extra half twist.

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Whereas this is not commonplace, it position. There is your new world

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champion, Yang of Korea. What a performance from him. Confirmation

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of the men's vault final. We wondered how this would go, last

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year's world champion going first, he finished in 4th place. This was

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the hardest difficulty we have ever two female stars of this - Victoria

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Komova and Jordyn Wieber, and it is fair to say they have had a ding-

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dong battle so far. This is an absolute ruler. What a cracking

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see what Victoria Komova can do. She has won it, what a final this

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has been. That was impressive, beautifully done again. Just like

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that. Victoria Komova, gold at last. This is the start list for the

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championships. What can she do? qualification she was one of two

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gymnasts who had difficulty score of 6.4, the highest. This is one of

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the reasons why - watch this. That was enormously difficult. This is

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another very big series. She has to be dead in line for the straight

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back somersault, body beautiful it those two elements. She doesn't

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have to, but she gets a bonus if she does. She performed that well.

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It was a little wobbly in the previous competitions. You saw her

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head go right back, her foot touching their head. That is one of

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the most difficult elements. Now she just has to watch her feet come

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down to the beam, left up high, and in slow-motion. That was good

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strong work. Again, not the fluency, but very strong acrobatics.

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followed it up with some incredible stuff. Front somersault, very

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positive. Shoulders and hips square. This was a courageous routine. It

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went very well. A little bit of pace here, but that is what they

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have to beat. So she already has a bronze. Will she be able to hang on

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yesterday, the highest qualifier here. The pressure is on. I find

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this work amazing because she is so slight and elegant, and so powerful

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as well. Really precise, she holds the middle of her body so tight.

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And the standing Arabian, she really performed that well. She

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hits the splitter action so effortlessly. And moves with good

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speed. This is how you add up your bonuses. I don't think they will

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have given the jump from the free walk over. She is fighting a little

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bit now. This is important. The double spin, has to step forward...

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And she didn't. She had a little error in that before, and it

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obviously weighed on her mind a little bit. A very difficult

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element, right at the end of the routine. Really, very disappointing

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for her. The difficulty and the execution, will that be enough to

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keep her in the medals? I don't think so. I would be very surprised.

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One hallmark off when you fall. She won't have got the difficulty for

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some of these elements. This standing Arabian is really

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impressive. Just a little bit in the wrong direction with her knees

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and feet, but what about this. lost body shape. You have to stay

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tall, and she tried to look for the beam too early. To follow, set up

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the double with two flicks. It is a pity. 13.766. Who will be getting a

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medal on this piece of apparatus? Jordyn Wieber, such a commanding

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performance in the all-round to get the gold. This is quite a different

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style, very attacking and dynamic. going for every link. She can jump

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so well - she hovers in the air. Side somersault. Just fights a

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little bit. The single spin has to be included. It does not have to

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have the lead held up, but it does have to be included. -- the leg.

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The quarter turn difficult to land because you can't see the beam.

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Landing strongly, into a back flip. There have been a couple of wobbles,

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but such huge difficulty and precision of movement. One flip, or

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higher, two 1/2 twists and a very good landing. That was a very solid

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performance. Could that be gold number three? It will be tied.

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accurate, and the attack. That one- arm flick is always impressive.

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That, where she puts that towards the end of the routine, standing

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full twist. Keep your focus until the very end. What will the judges

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make of it? It will be close. not enough. 15.133 puts her in

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silver or medal position and not a flicker of emotion from Jordyn

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Jordyn Wieber? A quiet start. So strong and solid in that pike front

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somersault and that is where you say there was no doubting the link.

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That was one of the most difficult moves you will see, given one of

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the best ratings. She can leap as well, her head went back. The free

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walkover into the Pike back somersault. She knows that if she

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wants a medal she had to make every link. There is still more to come,

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she needs to keep concentrating. They have to do forwards, sideways

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and backwards elements. The difficult jump with the head right

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back, the gymnast lose sight of the beam. That was the first hesitation

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on the link. It has been a great performance so far. Can she match

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this with a great dismount? She can. Funny, that was the best routine of

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the day so far. I think she would agree. A fantastic mix of power,

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grace and elegance. She is a tiny little thing, but looks so

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classical on the beam. Look at this, and half turn. Really strong

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movement. That free walk over, straight into the back flip and

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Pike somersault. She shows really good variety of moves, and the

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final element, the double pike, we have seen a couple of steps from

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most gymnasts but not this time. She held firm, no deductions.

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was two Americans in the middle. Lu Sui tips the balance. She takes

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gold. On we go over to the parallel bars,

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where the home hero is in his 6th final, but can he make it three

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here is his name. We are looking at the finest all-round gymnast there

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took third place here last year. The second gymnast or pin this

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final. He always teeters around the medals, just outside in the world

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championships. 32 years of age now, the Greek. So lots of experience to

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well of the bars. That was a real no-nonsense performance. He set the

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world alight. He has some really original stuff. He is a long lad so

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it looks really good when he is swinging. At a 32 years of age he

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has piled in the experience. Lovely technique on the under SMA and this

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challenge for him. Where did he qualify? Eighth, believe it or not.

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15.533. Strong bars routine. Some good work is to come. Look at the

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execution score, 9.033! The current world champion on this piece of

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vertical when he hit. The full term, did he make that one up? -- full

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turn. If he did so he thought very on a double pike. Have a look at

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his face. What about that? Zipping around like a Catherine wheel and

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then he produced a brand new move! He did a fall of turn. He was off-

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beam and he took an extra turn. He did think very, very quickly.

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at that. He has done a full somersault BAe the time he gets to

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the top. -- By the time. So often, the legs are a little bit apart.

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This is the innovation you were talking about, Mitch. I am sure

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chat about it as he came off, in case anyone thought it was

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unplanned. It has been given a difficulty of 6.6, so he is down by

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0.2. He's caused 15.2, and the world champion is in a third. -- he

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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fabulous performance. In deed. Look at the fire in his belly! He did

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not qualify for the high bar final but he was swinging their with just

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as much flamboyance. Step dad. -- as always. That was swing from

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start to finish. It was great to swinging and doing pirouettes,

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hitting the handstands. He did not hit the high bar final but he has

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treated us to hide our work because this is amazing stuff. He really

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should get a stack of credit for this. He has got to be in front

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because that was amazing. He had a bad bounces around with as much

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excitement event with the tenor roles in the gym that he wrens. Us

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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qualification. This guy knows how he tried to punch the air but he

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was punching the DEC really because he was bending down. He's quite a

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tall gymnast with a lovely line. The opening front somersault,

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landed upright and then he went back down. Such a shame. He needs

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over 15.5333 to get up into the top three. He has done it! It gives him

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joint silver. Clare had a Uchimora -- Kohei Uchimura has had the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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privilege of watching the bars with that landing. Just a pity he

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just got a softness in the back. Pretty philosophical about it.

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have seen him up his difficulty from the all-around so, Kris, you

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make the point, didn't you, that he must be working on more difficult

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stuff, and we have seen it in every individual apparatus final? Yes,

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every final he has gone for a bit more difficult to, which has made

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him make a few little arrows. You just sort just a slight loss of but

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it will not be a huge reduction. -- longs better. Oh! It is fourth.

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Execution of nine but a score of 15.5. But there is the new parallel

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bar world champion, Danell Leyva up absolute master of the bars. He

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went all out for difficulty and it proved the right decision. He gets

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the gold medal, ahead of the Greek who at last makes the grade in the

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top three at the World Championship, alongside Chenglong, baked high for

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The last of the women's apparatus finals, the floor. The British team

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love to shop. Earlier I caught up with Beth for a bit of retail

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We were just saying it is your Knight World Championships. Yes, I

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did my first in 2001 and then they changed the rules from doing it

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every two years to doing it every year so I have done it every year

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except for Olympic years. And how does a Japan affair to the others?

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It has been difficult -- different in the competition but also just

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the whole culture. There are some very bizarre things in this street.

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Plastic food. None of this food is real. That is all plastic.

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haven't had much chance to go and look at all of this. My parents

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have said that every time they go plastic meal and then hope it comes

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out nicer. Your mother and father follow you all over the world?

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there have been to every competition apart from five or six

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over my whole career. And everyone who is on the team kind of gets

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adopted as their child for the week. So can you go to ten World

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Championships? No, this will be my last one. Ten to 12 is the main

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goal, to keep going. Maybe after the Olympics I will do some

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appearance displays and things but not on the world circuit. Back in

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2009, you missed floors and you got bar. Now you have missed bars, what

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does that mean for floor? Well, there is totally node championship

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-- pressure on me for this championship. The point was the

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team are. To be honest, I am just going to go out there and enjoy it.

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Go out on a high. Yes. What does the future hold for you? What would

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you do with yourself? There are a lot of different options and I will

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have to see what comes my way when I come to the end of my career. I

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will definitely not walk away from gymnastics. But how I will stay

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involved is still yet to be decided. But more of a relaxing lifestyle?

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hope so. Just a training schedule... Yes, I will suddenly have an extra

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30 hours a week in my life and to be honest I do not know what I will

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do with myself. To suddenly have all these extra time for the first

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few months, I will have to start tapering down my training, not just

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stop. Why you're OK for socks? can get every cartoon character!

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You could get a pink skull and crossbones. You could put that on

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your leotard. I am glad you do not choose our leotards! We have got to

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get those. I might actually get Mitch Fenner or a pair of those for

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Well, three replacements are now world champion, Chelaru, and the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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quarter turn. Lots of energy in this routine. Huge double pike,

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that has been the best landing so far.

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You just saw her get a Brahms on beam and that was her bid for

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another medal. No big deductions on landing, but the rest will have to

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do not put a foot wrong to beat her. Plenty of power on show. 1 1/2

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twists, emphatic walkout, into the trouble. -- triple. You can never

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fold the attack and the aggression. This was her third apparatus final

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at these world championships, can she get another medal? The current

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world champion, Lauren Mitchell. She was a reserve. She is expected

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to have the highest difficulty level, but it is important she

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links these just like that. The double Arabian, jumped straight out

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of it so no landing deductions. Straight back for another huge

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tumble, but she doesn't get the jump that time. Super spin. Just a

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tiny bit lacking split on the leap. The gymnasts ad eight elements for

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their difficulty total. Five of them acrobatic, like that. Three of

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them will be leaps or jumps, like these. Oh and that was a big

:48:29.:48:39.
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mistake. That was a potential 0.5 deduction. Beautiful soft arms. She

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is clever, she added the lead series at the end. That is what

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experience does for you. A another clever exit. Indeed! You have to

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include a series of two leaps, one showing split. She mocked up the

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first series, and she was clever enough to think I will put it in

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right at the end. This spin is something. Yes, a cracking turn and

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the gymnastic elements are very good as well. The double pike, and

:49:24.:49:34.
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that time she did during the spring floor performance in the all round,

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let's see if she can do it again. A joined it together seamlessly. She

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just about kept a vertical line in that very difficult spin. Locked

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swords personality showing through here. Taking a leaf out of

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Mitchell's book and putting leaps on the end to add more difficulty.

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She is at home on those leaps. Time for a quick focus. Lofty on the

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double pike, very confident. Once again, she really does project and

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sell it. She had a third in the all-round, second on beam, can she

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go one better? Lovely difficult tumbling, the double straight. That

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is just one tumble. Worth 0.5. The girls who put two difficult tumbles

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will probably have a series worth 0.7, 0.8 as their open-air. That is

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where she has struggled a little bit before. She qualified with the

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4th highest score, but she has gone Raisman. Could this be her last

:52:24.:52:34.
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opportunity for a medal? Wow, that was some tumble. Three elements.

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And now back with another huge tumble. Double Arabian pike, well

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final tumble, just a tiny skip. has posted a 14.9 on the floor here.

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This got to beat, 14.866. It is going to be close. Very close

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indeed. It was very clean. She is not the most graceful of gymnasts

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but this is so impressive. It is an impressive combination, and then

:54:17.:54:27.
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she sticks a front somersault on the end - fabulous. This, the

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double pike Arabian. Brings her feet down securely. The step will

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be a deduction, but she was clean here. Her feet were well round.

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has gone into the lead with a score of 15. 6.1 for difficulty, not many

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points lost for execution either. carrying forward her elegance and

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presence on the beam onto the floor. She should be in home territory

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here, in terms of dance and the gymnastic elements. Lovely, four

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twist in each direction. Beautiful to watch. Accurate and attractively

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tumbling has gone well so far but she can't afford to break

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concentration. Up goes the double pike and a tiny adjustment. Super

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to watch, absolutely delightful once again. China really are good

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now on the beam and the floor. have enjoyed that the most of all

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the routines we have seen. What a super performance from the 19 year-

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elements come from the dance section. She has this wonderful

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country pulls in, which scores highly, and then another double

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spin with her leg held up. More difficulty in the dance element.

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She has gone into the lead! That gold medal will go nicely with the

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one she has just won on beam, but can she hang on to it? Beth Tweddle,

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going for her six World Championships medal. She has got to

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present this outstandingly. The 1 1/2, the walkout, into the strong

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her face. The big strong double pike Arabian, and the little jump

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tumbling series for the end. Lovely full twisting front somersault and

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the super landing. Super Challenge. What a way to end your world

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championships. Her only final, she needs has got over 14.866. It is to

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be aghast. Did not hold back, and these tumbles, when she does them

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they are so impressive. Into the double tuck. Double pike, pulling

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hard. It is a long way round from the Arabian approach. Nicely

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anticipated the landing. Made the leap, and almost went over the

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barrier but she did so well to keep it under control. I thought she did

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a grand job, and look at this for a well be the last score she ever

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receives at a World Championships. selling the routine well. She has

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had very clean landings. The last one, very secure as well. This is a

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beautiful floor routine to finish the women's championship. This file

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has been a story of replacements. I thought she grasped the opportunity

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with both hands. Very nicely done. best until last! Afanaseva was

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shocked when she saw the scoreboard, 15.133. The reserve takes the lead.

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There is confirmation that the reserve takes gold. Afanaseva, and

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it was a story of execution over If this is your last World

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Championships, is it a sour note or is it something to drive you on to

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2012? A low, because the goal was qualification for the team. -- no.

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I am starting to get used to read now that I am going home but I am

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pleased to get out, walk away from these championships, we have the

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team qualified and I can walk towards 2012 now. Was the score a

:03:24.:03:29.

fair reflection? Yes. I did step out a bit, any a bit, my big toe

:03:29.:03:34.

was a bit over. And I did have a big step on the first tumble. So

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British gymnastics, and she can leave with her head held high.

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So, on to the hive off. Uchimura being prepared. I know that I can

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do it higher than 16. I thought, all or nothing. And I have nothing

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to lose. Look at that fantastic body shape! I have to fight. It was

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a perfect fight for made. He really is giving it a maximum.

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dismount, everything was perfect. Just like that! That really is a

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challenge! Well done, Philipp boy! What can you do to get past

:04:48.:04:53.

Uchimura and get a gold medal next year? At the moment, I can do

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day I think, one day I have to beat Kohei Uchimura. At the moment it is

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a dream. One thing was real enough. Not

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everyone has banned the Hyde Park plain sailing at these

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championships. -- not everyone has move. What is going on in the

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arena? He is going to sit there and think about it and that could be it.

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Oh, wow! He is human after all. Right, hold on to your hats and

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recorded. It is time for high bar. What a line-up. Uchimura will wrap

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up the competition, as well. We will start with an absolute duty as

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board to get some interesting to the mat but that has. The

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gauntlet right down because he has not gone wrong one iota. That is

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very much the challenge when you are the first gymnast up. You do

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not know what everyone else is going to do so you have to go for

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broke, and he did just that. Just a couple of tiny adjustments but the

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releases were fabulous. Caught at arm's length. Is this the one when

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he just had to... Yes, just a little adjustment but that will not

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be a massive adjustment -- deduction. A lovely lift into the

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elements. A super dismount. 0.3 for the harp, Mitch! -- 0.3 for the hop,

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Mitch? I would say so. 16.233, difficulties 7.5. It is big. The

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current European Hyde Park champion backed himself a silver at last

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year's World Championships. -- European high a bar champion.

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should go for what he is trained, a 7.8 difficulty. That in itself

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would be a work record performance going for broke now. My hat is off

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to you, young man. I know what went into that routine. He gave it the

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maximum. What a guy! What a performance. Mitch, what have you

:09:35.:09:41.

been doing with him in the training gym? Well, not enough, obviously,

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because if I had done the job right, he would be standing up from that,

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but he has done so much work on his style and this is a combination

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that is just amazing. A full twist in the straight and then what does

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he do, Christine? Well, he did all that fantastic work. There is the

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straight, into the dark. Maximum bonus when you link these together.

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-- into the tub. But it was the relatively straightforward move

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that he got caught out on and that often happens when you are putting

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in extreme difficulty. You relax a bit and something catches you out.

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what went into that and all the training. We did not think that

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move would be the problem. We thought the Gaylord would be the

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problem but he did that be divided. He was set up for a medal but there

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you go, that is what the sport is all about. Well, he's into second

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Fast hands and a different style of routine. Lots of twisting and

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turning. He has put in those releases. On top of the twists. A

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bit controversial, when he won the Olympics. But this is good as well.

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Fabulous style in the releases. Over the bar. It is the front

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somersault that I really liked. With the full twist. Absolutely

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fantastic. Very unusual. You do not see many of those and they are one

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of the most difficult releases you will see. Strong dismount. The

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landing was deep, wasn't it? But he held his feet and recovered well.

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It has got to be a 7.5, I would think. He has done a 7.7 and I

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cannot see too much difference in the routine. 7.7. He has gone into

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the lead, 16.441. Some 0.7. -- 7.7. This final certainly is not over

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yet. Welcome to the current high pressure. He chose his focus and

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determination to get them at the medals. Great stuff. Beta NT two

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year-old -- the 22-year-old did not disappoint us but this will be a

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story of difficulty. Two such different gymnasts from China, here.

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One is a tall gymnast, lovely style, lovely line. And he was very late

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with fads grit correct. -- with for the bar, into the straight

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somersault. Really lots of variety to his work at the same technique

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on landing. Absolutely is secured. Soap Suu Kyi has 16.441. Can he

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hang on in the lead? He can! 16.366 for his team-mate, Chenglong sang.

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So Chenglong is in second at the mate? It was his high bar routine

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that put him into the medals for the call round. This will be

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impressive. He has proved he can do it under pressure. It is very

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Oh, and who is off. There is no way he could survive that one. A little

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enigmatic smile. He said even I am not going to try to hold on to that.

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He missed completely with his right hand. What a shame for him. The

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high bar was the key to the medals for hemmed in the all-round

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can't come back from this. It is but he is a great on high bar. We

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saw that in the other round. It was not to be today. Ultimate respect

:17:39.:17:49.

from the crowd. He had a go, that's the spirit. A really gritty gymnast.

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Hit this routine so well in the all-round competition when it meant

:17:53.:18:00.

the silver medal. But he was edgy right from the beginning. These

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releases court a little bit close. Then, as he came out, he didn't get

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the hand on, he didn't get the fingers over, and it was self

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preservation from then on in, I think. Lovely dismount. He will

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walk away from these championships happy with his silver all round

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medal. Philip boy, 14.3. Hasn't it worked out beautifully that this

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man closes the world championships here in Tokyo. In the world of

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gymnastics, this man is an absolute superstar. Kohei Uchimura, what

:18:57.:19:02.

have you got for us? The final routine at this year's world

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championships. Lovely extension just to get him going. Puts the

:19:09.:19:17.

full twist in, and it was absolutely immaculate. Legs apart

:19:17.:19:27.
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slightly. Lovely, jam half. Nice and strong in the swing. He has

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already increased his difficulty from qualifying. Here is the

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combination, keeps it going. Another big one. There it is. Sue

:19:43.:19:53.
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Perth. Keeping this swing. What an incredible way to close these

:19:59.:20:05.

championships. This man is phenomenal. He is a genius, he

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really is. He knows how to give people what they want at just the

:20:09.:20:18.

right time. He brings the apparatus finals to a close in the style only

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he has. All these difficult skills, we have seen all the gymnasts do

:20:25.:20:30.

them but only he does them without deduction and that is what sets him

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apart from the rest of the world. His difficulty was the 6.7. Style,

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flares and the arms out. This is what makes him so special. Yes, he

:20:52.:20:59.

says! Look at his smile. Can the crowd applaud him one more time

:20:59.:21:04.

from the medals podium? Let's hope so. Everybody waiting, everybody

:21:04.:21:14.
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wondering. He has got himself a bronze medal. Thant I've the one...

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Zou Kai, literally hands-on for gold. He knocks his team-mate off

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the top spot, the world number one ranking. Chenglong, he will settle

:22:10.:22:15.

for silver. Can you imagine doing a performance like that in front of

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your home crowd?! The results of the final. The Olympic champion

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becomes world champion. The former world champion takes silver. Kohei

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Uchimura gets a bronze medal to go with his two golds and the silver.

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As the closing ceremony begins, I feel quite sad it is all over

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because it has been so entertaining. Unbelievable. We have seen a new

:22:47.:22:52.

style and approach to the apparatus. The highlight for me was the

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parallel bar. This huge difficulty on the men's side, it was fabulous

:22:59.:23:05.

to watch. The men's vault was unbelievable, wasn't it? Yes, they

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are really getting to grips with that platform and it rockets them

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into the air. Is that how it felt for you, Beth? You will probably be

:23:18.:23:24.

back, won't you? Never say never, but my ultimate goal is 2012. There

:23:24.:23:28.

has been a lot of disappointment but also a lot of success so there

:23:29.:23:34.

has been some surprise champions and surprise medalists. Some people

:23:34.:23:37.

will go away disappointed, some people will go away happy. How did

:23:38.:23:44.

it feel out there? A really enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting to get a

:23:44.:23:49.

medal today. I had to land everything perfectly, which a lot

:23:49.:23:54.

of the others did. A lot of people have asked me if I will be here

:23:54.:24:01.

next year, but when you look at the scores I was only six tents behind.

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I have just got to work on the landings. This year they have

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handed in on the landings, whereas previously they have looked at

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leaps and jumps. I have improved them, now they have gone on to

:24:16.:24:21.

something else. It is something else to work on for 2012. The maybe

:24:21.:24:26.

not as many medals as predicted for Great Britain at these world

:24:27.:24:36.

championships? It looks pretty good. If you look at Louis Smith's bronze

:24:36.:24:42.

medal, true grit. The women's team performance was amazing. Very

:24:42.:24:46.

positive for Great Britain. goals will be feeling very positive

:24:46.:24:53.

going back into the gym? I think so, and it was not a surprise, we

:24:53.:24:56.

really are the 5th best in the world. We should be chasing that

:24:56.:25:05.

4th spot. There is more sport for you on BBC Two at 10pm tonight, and

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we will bring you all of the news from the test event for the men.

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Matt Baker introduces live action from the final day in Tokyo as more individual titles are decided.

Among them are the women's floor, won by Great Britain's Beth Tweddle in 2009. Medals are also up for grabs in the men's vault, women's beam, men's parallel bars and men's horizontal bar.

Additional commentary comes from Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.


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