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Hello and welcome to the third day of finals from the world gymnastics

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Championships here in Glasgow. Last night the men took to this arena for

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the battle of world team champions. What a competition we witnessed.

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Japan took gold for the first time in 37 years. Great Britain just four

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tenths behind them, winning an historic silver medal, beating the

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Chinese. Here's a reminder of the British team's sterling effort, blow

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by blow. We say pretty much go for it. Not even thinking about the

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medals. It was such an intense competition. The interest on the

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more horse, it was my moment to do my job. -- on the more horse. We

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were relentless as a team. It was a case of putting our arms up. We

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delivered. It's just incredible. Under a lot of pressure, first world

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championship. I think I was more nervous watching Macs than I was

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doing my own job. I remember standing in the corner, put my arms

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out. I thought, this is crazy. -- watching Max. There was constant

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noise, a roar, which I enjoyed. Great Britain are the

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silver-medallists. We can sit back and be proud of what we've achieved.

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To have the competition we did, literally perfect. A group of very

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good friends, it means a lot. It was a special moment, I'm so proud to be

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part of it. What an upset it was for the Chinese team that has dominated

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this final for the last ten years. The upset wasn't just because they

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were beaten by five times runner-up Japan, but to be beaten by Great

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Britain. It really puts things into perspective when you see it like

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this. Joining me to reflect on last night's action I'm joined by three

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times world champion at treble and current British gymnast and

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silver-medallist Dan Keating is. Let's start with you, how surprised

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where you and the rest of the British team that you got that medal

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last night? -- Keatings. We were surprised to get silver, but we were

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working towards bronze. Getting bronze at the Olympics in stills

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believe in the British team. The next thing was to replicate it at

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World Championships, our training and build-up has been going towards

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fighting for the bronze medal, we didn't expect to get that silver.

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Over the years you've been chasing countries like Russia and the USA,

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now here we are battling alongside China and Japan. What does it mean

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going ahead to the Olympic Games next year? It gives us a massive

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confidence boost, over the last ten years we've been working to try and

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catch the likes of Russia and USA. Now we've finally got there we

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thought it might be another ten years before we start to catch China

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and Japan, but the showing be put in yesterday, we beat China and weren't

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that far behind Japan. In the index next year anything can happen. What

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the men and women have achieved here over the last few days has got

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everybody talking. If they have inspired you, all you have to do is

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head to the BBC website, you can get loads of information, not just

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gymnastics, all sorts of sport you can get involved in. Maybe there is

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little trip down memory lane may help to get you inspired. -- maybe

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this little trip. You are looking at one of the

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greatest gymnasts ever. And that must have earned good

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points. That's the sort of applause that she deserves.

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She's got ten. And it looked that good. Ten she's got, it is quite

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incredible. The title is hers. Svetlana, one of

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the great Russian gymnasts. Phenomenal performance, she's this

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World Championships. Beth, can you believe how much the sport has moved

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on in a relatively short space of time? When you see those pictures.

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It's really short, I was talking with Daniel yesterday, even the

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first tuck back you think how young our sport is, even when the first

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track back was done on the beam, they wanted to ban it, they thought

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it was too dangerous for female gymnasts to do. Some of the thing

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these female gymnasts are doing, even since I've retired, the floor

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work especially has dramatically increased. Is it to do with the

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equipment? The equipment helps, but the techniques, the support behind

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the scenes, the expertise of the coaches coaching

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these gymnasts. expertise of the coaches coaching

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together is producing what we're expertise of the coaches coaching

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gymnastics today. Even with foam pits, training aids, the

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gymnastics today. Even with foam are taught, even though it looks

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incredibly dangerous, the way these moves are taught, it reduces the

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risk, moves are taught, it reduces the

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have falls. When it's done under moves are taught, it reduces the

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injury, you are likely to go for these big skills. Let's talk about

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the women's all-around competition. And how it works. It's all about the

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all-round gymnast. Four pieces of apparatus and the Scott Mills. Each

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gymnast will have to do each of the four apparatus and the scores add

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up, if they have a mistake on one piece, they can bring themselves

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back into the competition if they fight for every point. In

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back into the competition if they competition, Simone Biles is going

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to lead the whole way round but the pressure is on her. It's hers to

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lose. As we saw in B Team final, gold is taken, then it's a battle

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for silver and bronze. -- as we saw in the team final. Time moves on,

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people grow up, after 39 years, David McDaid has caught up with the

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Queen of the perfect ten we saw in that last film. Nadia,

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I was born in a pretty small town, I studied gymnastics when I was six

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and a half. I started to do it because I had a lot of energy and my

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mum found out about this place where I can do things that I couldn't do

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at home, which is breaking the furniture, other things that

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probably a lot of kids do today. We all thought it's going to be

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temporarily. all thought it's going to be

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that. Have you seen anyone more confident on a 4 inch beam? I was

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asked by journalists, what do you think you are going to do? I said,

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asked by journalists, what do you would like to win a medal in the

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Olympics, if it's possible, gold. My expectations were not that good. Ten

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she's got, it's quite incredible. I think that's the tent that changed

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my life and the history of the sport. -- ten. Nobody expected

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my life and the history of the They were not well prepared for that

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school. She's got it again! Britton not prepared for the score.

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Everybody is interested to see the Americans now, there is one

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spectacular gymnast, Simone Biles, who can do amazing gymnastics. I

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think gymnastics is... It has changed a lot and it is exciting to

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watch it. I'm happy to see a lot of other countries that we didn't think

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about at the time I was competing, they are striving to be a part of

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the common you know, the best in the world. I think this is great for the

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sport. We heard Nadia talking about Simone

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Biles, as far as qualification is concerned, she is streets ahead of

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the rest of the world. Let's talk about that placing for second and

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third. And where we think it'll come from. You hope, don't you, for the

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European all-round champion today. It's a perfect opportunity for

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Steingruber to step up to the mark. She has looked so solid. She's

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really improved with her gymnastics. She always had the skills, maybe the

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consistency wasn't quite there. At this year's European Championships

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she took the all-around title. She was unbelievable. I really hope she

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can follow it through at these championships. She'll have a lot of

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competition, the Chinese had a tough time in qualification. But she's

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coming through. The current Olympic champion, who has taken a couple of

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years out, but has taken the world by storm. This is her first

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competition outside America since London 2012.

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It's different from competing in your home country, not as much

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pressure to be on the world scene. It's a talking point of the

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competition to have the current Olympic champion and double world

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champion going head-to-head. The gymnast that got silver in the last

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World Championship had a shocking qualification, she only had one

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score above the 13s, Iordache. She didn't have a great qualification,

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didn't look happy, she started on the floor, downgraded her routine

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because she was struggling with the first tumble. Interesting to see

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whether she put it back into night. Vault was fine, but she fell on the

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bar and beam. Romania have had a bad championship. The Chinese gymnast

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faltered in altercation, but if she hits... She can be up in the medals.

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Look at the team performance couple of days ago, she put in some amazing

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scores. Chunsong Shang. Who would you put your money on? Can I say

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what I'd like it to be? Definitely Simone Biles, then I want it to be

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Steingruber. Then it'll be the Chinese or Gabby. Are you going to

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say? I'm going to say China. America one and two, China in third

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position. Let's catch up with the condition, it's been going on for a

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little while, we'll give you an idea which gymnasts are starting where.

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In the first rotation, you we go, the USA and Russia. They are

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starting on Vault. We'll bring them to you now. On Uneven Bars, Japan

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and Germany. And on the beam... Iordache on the beam. Jurca on the

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floor. Top group there, the second group on Uneven Bars, then you've

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got beam and the fourth group working on the floor. Mitch Fenner

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and Christine still in the commentary box.

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COMMENTATOR: The Olympic champion, Gabrielle Douglas, fixed the flaw in

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this women's all-around final. Four pieces of apparatus, this is the

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first. Starts pieces of apparatus, this is the

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relatively straightforward Vault. Beautifully performed. Flips on,

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lovely straight arms, wraps those two twists in. A good landing. The

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score for Gabrielle Douglas is 15.3, exactly the same as she got in

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qualifying. Ruby Harrold of Britain starts her bed in this women's

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all-round, starting on the bars. Ruby Harrold.

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Started for the team on this apparatus. Two nights ago. Very

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nicely performed. This is very original, the half turned, feet

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through. Into the handstand. Straight into the full pirouette.

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Super handstand shapes, she lifts high, up to the high bar. Half a

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turn. You comes the release... Front somersault, caught on beautifully

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straight arms. She hops up, double turn, nicely performed. A great

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opener from Ruby. Ruby Harrold is looking good. In her opening bid.

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Looking good with her opening bid. Giulia Steingruber to the vault.

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Beautifully done. She kicks it out beautifully. So clean and easy.

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There is the front somersault, 1.5 twists. Looks so easy. She kept the

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body virtually straight all the way through. A very difficult vault.

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Slightly to one side. Great attack. Great propulsion from the top. 1.5

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twists. Easy as you like. Hi and clean. Her best apparatus. You won't

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be surprised to know that. Score for Ruby Harrold. 14.533. The score for

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Giulia Steingruber, a very healthy looking 15.6. Simone Biles. Opens

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her bid to defend her World Championship. You can't do it much

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better than that. Just a pace forwards but it was so high and

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long. She attacks this and just flies into the air. Absolutely down

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the centre. You have to try and stay on that red line. Could vault.

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Really beautifully central. 6.3 tariff. The score for Simone Biles,

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an incredible 15.833. Seda Tutkhalian from Russia. A little bit

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unsettled on landing. Round off, click onto the horse, double twist.

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Not a great deal of height. She had to scuttle a little bit. The score

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for Seda Tutkhalian, 14.866. Shang Chunsong Shang on what traditionally

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has been a great piece of apparatus for the Chinese. Certainly, in the

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team final, they nailed this piece. Watch this first.

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team final, they nailed this piece. pike Tkatchev. Into the Gienger.

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Really packing the difficulty in. pike Tkatchev. Into the Gienger.

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The Chinese very good at these swinging pirouettes. Into the big

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front somersault. A bit of a stumble on the turn but recovered well. A

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super high double-twisting back somersault dismount. Kelly --

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Elsabeth Black from Canada. A little skip from the start. Translates

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beautifully. Very clean, very efficient. There is the somersault

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and there is that full twist. Right, bang down the middle. Elsabeth Black

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scored 15.0334 that fault. Chunsong Shang scored 15.1 bars. Second

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all-around last year in the World Championship. Didn't have a happy

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qualification. We'll be very keen to do best here. That's very good

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indeed. Full twisting Tuck back to start with. Super. Straight back as

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well. She has wonderful rhythm on the beam. Very clean in the double

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spin. Iordache had a year of injury. Just back to competition fitness.

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Two very nice leaps. The judges have a lot of marks to give. For

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shortness of performance and good rhythm. This has much better rhythm

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than a lot of the routines we have seen. Constant movement. Cider

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somersault. So, just the dismount to go. The round-off. The backflip,

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triple twist. My favourite dismount of all. Wonderful to see her back

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confidently performing. Very confident indeed. Super work. That's

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a skill that she needs to nail to give a good performance. Once that's

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happened, she is quite confident. Her score, 14.766. For Great

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Britain, Amy Tinkler. Very nice handstand start. Full pirouette.

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That was excellent. She went straight into the very difficult

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move. She made it very cleanly indeed. Good half term, a difficult

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release coming. She just went a little bit wild stop the half turn

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and struggle back. She almost got the hands over but if you don't get

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them right over, you can't hang on. That was a shame. Up to the

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handstand, really got is to go. A beautiful double-twisting back. What

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a shame. There the Marco -- she just let it go in the end. But she got it

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back together at the end. A beautiful double-twisting back.

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Leading after the first piece of apparatus, Simone Biles going for

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her third consecutive all-around title. Giulia Steingruber in second.

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Gabrielle Douglas in third with Chunsong Shang in fourth. You can

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see quite a few gymnasts from the same country. Two from each are

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allowed in the top 24. If there was three it goes down to the next in

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the 24. We had three, LE unfortunately missed out because the

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other girls were echoed of her. To confirm, Amy Tinkler is in 21st.

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Back to the commentary box and we are now live. COMMENTATOR: A

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beautiful display. A superhigh Gienger. Just a touch a late on the

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pirouette. A big split of the legs to learn. Not the classiest routine

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but quite efficient. Certainly attacks the apparatus. Famed for her

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vaulting but she is a good all-rounder. The European all-around

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champion this year. The score for Lisa Verschueren from Belgian. Asuka

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Teramoto on the vault for Japan. Oh yes. Handspring, straight front with

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1.5 twists. Really nicely performed vault. She was sharp, wasn't she?

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The approach run from this. Sharp off the top of a horse. Nice and

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punchy in the twist. She is one of the more experienced gymnasts out

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there. In this cauldron it is seeming that the experience is

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counting for a lot. It is packed to the rafters, can't see a spare seat.

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The atmosphere is tremendous. They can see the difficulty of the vault.

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Standing by his Giulia Steingruber. That's a good score for her bars.

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You can see the relief on her face. STUDIO: All eyes now on this young

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lady, Simone Biles from the USA. This, believe it or not, her least

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favourite piece of apparatus. The only apparatus she didn't finish top

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on. But that was very efficient. A very good full pirouette into a huge

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Tkachev. She hasn't got such a high start score but that was nice. Full

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Tkachev followed by a high salt over. Straight into the full

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twisting double back. She didn't give much away there. She may not

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have enjoyed it but we did. Absolutely. Such power in her. The

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landing spot on. Good handstand shape. If this is her least

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favourite, goodness help the rest of the field. Look at this dismount.

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One did beautifully. Speaking of the dismount, 13.366. If you would like

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to join us for more chat, we can do later on the red button. Amy Tinkler

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with her second piece. Amy with a little bit to do. After a mistake on

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the bars. That was cleanly through. A very difficult lead. Now, an

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interesting combination. That was a shame. She is Israeli a little

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unsettled. So secure in the team competitions. -- she is really a

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little unsettled. The team now a bit weary. That was good, the change

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leading into the sea zone. She has settled herself down very

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nicely indeed. She performs that very well indeed, confident Tuck

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back. Hits her read them again now. Three cartwheels. She had to fight

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there, but fight she did. All of the gymnasts have do have

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sideways elements of dance, there we saw it from Amy. She has a very

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impressive dismount. Let's hope she concentrates and makes this.

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Superhigh triple twists. What a lot of class. With her dismount she's

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been fantastic, even the bars, when she got up there. That was the gain

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She's already 1.2 ahead of Giulia surprised. Simone Biles, 14.9.

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Very good, efficient. She's Steingruber. Seda Tutkhalian.

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Very good, efficient. She's right that time. The full

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Very good, efficient. She's the catch. Keeping with. Keeping

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control. Double front to land, very clean, tiny adjustment. She was

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sixth going into this piece, so keep an eye on her. She didn't Vault

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fantastically well. All of the younger gymnasts,

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fantastically well. All of the mind, did it for the team. She

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fantastically well. All of the a 1 of thing earlier, she said

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whatever happens, I'm a 1 of thing earlier, she said

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of all the gymnast a 1 of thing earlier, she said

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have that mentality going into this competition. They are probably quite

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They love the team to drained by now. This is one

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They love the team to they, these gymnasts? This has

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Just one twist. Very clean and really been about qualifying

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Just one twist. Very clean and efficient. Seventh in the all-round

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at the Commonwealth Games efficient. Seventh in the all-round

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same. The tariff of the vault is one of the big things that separates the

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gymnasts out. 14.233. It's a good score.

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Lieke Wevers from She didn't compete for two years

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after a really bad injury on her leg, she tore her ACL. She qualified

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in fifth, a good all-round gymnast. Nice start.

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Clean in the handstand. Here comes the transfer. This is good work,

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it's flowing well. Got to make those handstands. Inverted swings nicely

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done. Into the double front, just a little bit overcooked. Well done,

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Lieke. She's done every thing she can just pay in the top five. What

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an accolade to be in the top five in this company. She's very modest.

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Working well. Yang for China. The Chinese champion.

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When they have socks on you know there will be a lot of spins in the

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routine. A big tumble to start, though. Super, really good landing.

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Very dramatic interpretation. 1.5 twists, walking out into the treble.

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So cleverly performed and choreographed.

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Ooh! Two and a half punch fronts, she didn't take off at all, she was

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leaning back as she met the floor. Strong leaps. The gymnasts are not

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allowed to stand on two feet in the corner, they have to go straight

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into the tumble. She's done that. Double pike, clearly landed. What a

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shame she mistimed that middle tumble. A shame about the sits down,

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really close, wasn't it? She was 11th going into this rotation, you

:36:25.:36:27.

get a feeling they are trying to chase too much, not settled, when

:36:28.:36:31.

you force it sometimes it doesn't happen in this sport.

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-- LE black. This will be a key piece for

:36:46.:36:55.

she qualified fourth, but had a mess. 13.733 she got on this piece.

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She will know this is a very important rotation for her. Lovely

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handstand position. Again. Nice Yeager.

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Lost form a little bit. Back online now.

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Nicely under control now. A lovely landing. What an improvement. Now

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she is half way round. She is, she had two of her big pieces. Last year

:37:43.:37:45.

at the Commonwealth Games she really didn't look fit and confident, but

:37:46.:37:52.

since then, this year, she's won the Pan Am games and really looks a

:37:53.:37:58.

different gymnast. Jurca for remaining up on Vault. They will

:37:59.:38:04.

want to show their bitter gymnasts, they didn't have a good

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qualification. That shows that she is. One of the youngest Romanian

:38:08.:38:14.

gymnasts, she got silver at the Junior Europeans on this piece of

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apparatus last year. Good, strong vaulting. They lost one of their

:38:19.:38:26.

team members to an injury in the final training before the team

:38:27.:38:29.

competition. They really were thrown.

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Into force at the moment. -- fourth-place.

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Wang Yan 13.5 for the floor routine, a lot lower than she would have

:38:48.:38:59.

wanted. Black was in fifth. Just waiting for her school, a chance to

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see some more of her routine in slow motion. -- waiting for her score.

:39:03.:39:10.

Unusually, she uses one, then the other, to set this turn from the low

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to the high bar. It's named after the first gymnast to perform it.

:39:19.:39:26.

That's lovely hop into the front somersault. She packs the difficulty

:39:27.:39:32.

in. Sometimes just a little bit loose around the legs, where she

:39:33.:39:36.

will lose marks. The actual difficulty is very nice indeed. One

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of the more unusual dismounts. The judges are taking their time with

:39:45.:39:48.

this score. They are the machines had time to pack her hand guards

:39:49.:39:52.

away. A great improvement on qualification, she stays fifth for

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now. 15.433 needed from Douglas to match

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Simone Biles's score at this stage. She's grown into a very elegant,

:40:19.:40:22.

mature gymnast, lovely full pure wet. Down to that low bar. They have

:40:23.:40:30.

to hit handstands. I love this combination, the half turn, her

:40:31.:40:39.

hands in reverse grip. It has been clean. Half turn on the top bar,

:40:40.:40:45.

winds into a super double straight Gienger, very elegant. Caen we said

:40:46.:40:51.

maybe she's not competition fit, but she's driving here. She hadn't

:40:52.:40:58.

competed outside the USA until 2012, the team competition. This is her

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third competition in this arena. She's probably feeling a lot more

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confident than she did on day one. She has grown with each performance.

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She's not tall, but she's one of the longer gymnast now. The double

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straight looks beautiful house like that. She is in the bar final,

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qualifying with the sixth highest score in qualification.

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Over to the beam. Murakami of Japan. 19 years old. She qualified in the

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top ten. An unusual mound, gets her low on

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the beam to start the routine, fulfils that requirement from the

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judges. -- unusual mount. Two hits and a lovely high straight-backed

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somersault, very businesslike. I was impressed with that, the

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change leg immediately into the tuck back. Free cartwheel. Very

:42:25.:42:32.

difficult, the double spin, she negotiates it well. That they might

:42:33.:42:44.

not credit, the feet were only really at the bottom of the head.

:42:45.:42:50.

But I like her rhythm. Elegant arms and movement. She has kept the

:42:51.:42:57.

routine going well. Determined, focused. Double pike dismount, that

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showed maturity, that was a classy performance. She is delighted with

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it, so she should become a sharp and confident. -- so she should be,

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sharp and confident. A great feeling in the Japanese team at the moment.

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Gaby Douglas goes into second place. Ahead of Steingruber.

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She was in fourth for China, Chunsong Shang. A very slight, but

:43:32.:43:41.

very able gymnast. She held Chunsong Shang. A very slight, but

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well. She fell here in qualification, this was the

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well. She fell here in piece for her. Clare

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well. She fell here in half turn. The Chinese have always

:43:57.:44:01.

well. She fell here in been beautiful on beam, but erratic.

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well. She fell here in It's the leaks that sets them apart,

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isn't it? It is. -- leaps. It's the leaks that sets them apart,

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was good. You have to show a variety of skills. Forward, backwards,

:44:18.:44:23.

sideways. I liked the front somersault, they are very dynamic,

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even though they are tiny, these gymnasts, they are very powerful.

:44:27.:44:30.

And she performed that really well. The double spin is one of the most

:44:31.:44:36.

difficult elements and gets a lot of marks. It's worth risking. Nice,

:44:37.:44:42.

strong free walk over into the jump. She's going for her connections. And

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the free cartwheel. So, this will be a serious challenge, if she can land

:44:51.:44:56.

the dismount as well. Up, triple twist, she does! A serious

:44:57.:45:04.

challenge, Matt. Absolutely. She spun like a top on that little

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twist. She must have felt shaky going into this knowing that if she

:45:09.:45:12.

could nail this, carry on around the rest of the rotations,

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could nail this, carry on around the a chance of a medal. Absolutely, you

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can see she was quite off. 14.7 put her in third. Simone Biles

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leads. Well, Larissa Iordache is introduced to the crowd. She didn't

:45:58.:46:03.

have a very happy time in qualification but her competition so

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far has gone well. Super. Was that fought out? Beautiful landing.

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Presents the routine, always, so beautifully. Look at those spins.

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Very elegant presentation. More power. Makes the triple look so

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easy. Great controller. No delay into this tumble. Double pike again.

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A beautiful landing. The side semi-to wrap it all up. That was

:47:32.:47:38.

lovely. She has a lot to prove here. In this third group, way down the

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field. Not used to rotating with gymnasts she is competing with.

:47:50.:47:57.

Romania have had a torrid time here. They have not qualified for the

:47:58.:48:02.

Olympic Games. They have to go to the test event. She will feel that

:48:03.:48:07.

they need this performance. She didn't do that in the qualification

:48:08.:48:12.

competition. She is obviously going for broke now. She really is a class

:48:13.:48:17.

performer. Second all-around last year. Ruby Harrold and beam for

:48:18.:48:32.

Great Britain. She had the responsibility of starting the

:48:33.:48:37.

competition for Great Britain in qualification. It was her solid

:48:38.:48:40.

performance that set them on the road. Couple of tiny little wobbles

:48:41.:48:50.

there. But it is going well. Punches a good strong front somersault. The

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gymnasts is performing these routines so many times during the

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day. That turn was good. Just a wobble. Backflip layout somersault.

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She just didn't have enough power in that backflip to lift her into the

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layout somersault. Disappointed with herself. Clean on the free

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cartwheel. Held it well. Big dismount for Ruby. A bit heavy on

:49:48.:49:59.

the landing. A shame. She just rushed into the dismount. It is the

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same with Amy Tinkler. They have given their all and they are tired.

:50:08.:50:13.

In the team competition they both worked outstandingly on the beam. To

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help the team qualify. They didn't either of them do beam in the team

:50:20.:50:25.

final way you do only choose three gymnasts. You can see the

:50:26.:50:30.

disappointment in Ruby's face there. Two more pieces to go for the

:50:31.:50:42.

British girls. 12.4334 Ruby Harrold. A chance to see Iordache on Friday.

:50:43.:50:50.

She seems to be enjoying it there. She most certainly does. It is the

:50:51.:50:55.

end of the routine so no wonder. She is up into fifth. I think we can

:50:56.:51:30.

have a word with Beth Tweddle to get her reflections on the first

:51:31.:51:35.

rotation. That top group, nobody is giving anything away. They are all

:51:36.:51:44.

fighting. Those last little tents can mean the difference between a

:51:45.:51:59.

middle -- a medal or not. Would you expect Simone Biles to be further

:52:00.:52:06.

ahead? Not really. Beam is her worst piece. She has a mark ahead of every

:52:07.:52:11.

other gymnast. She will pick up the difficulty and go-ahead of the

:52:12.:52:15.

ranks. It is great to see the competition is so close. We talked

:52:16.:52:22.

about Iordache in the studio. Along with Steingruber and Sung Chung.

:52:23.:52:38.

It's all to fight for. I am pleased to see that Iordache has come out

:52:39.:52:42.

fighting. She has upped the grade and put in the double double. She

:52:43.:52:46.

looks really relaxed and businesslike tonight. I reckon the

:52:47.:52:55.

Romain Iams will have been given to prove their point tonight. That is

:52:56.:53:03.

why she has come out fighting. The beam is a great piece to start on.

:53:04.:53:08.

We have seen her be successful on that piece and it got her off to a

:53:09.:53:14.

great start for this competition. We know she can do a solid double

:53:15.:53:18.

twist. It is just turn it is, bars, last. The four pieces of the

:53:19.:53:25.

all-around, suddenly, we are here at the halfway stage with just two

:53:26.:53:31.

pieces left. What happens with a gymnast psychologically at this

:53:32.:53:35.

point, almost on the final straight. You have to forget how many pieces

:53:36.:53:44.

you have done and take each piece at a time. You make mistakes if you

:53:45.:53:50.

start to relax. The athletes are not thinking about the end of the

:53:51.:54:00.

competition. We are talking about Shang. Is this a good piece to have

:54:01.:54:06.

as the puddle ultimate peace for her? Some of it and some hated.

:54:07.:54:15.

Literally, it is up to the individual. Thank you, Beth. We will

:54:16.:54:25.

get back to you in the next rotation. Amy Tinkler for her third

:54:26.:54:32.

piece. Plenty of chalk. It helps with the grip. Just to give you an

:54:33.:54:43.

piece. Plenty of chalk. It helps idea, that top group is now on

:54:44.:54:43.

clean. idea, that top group is now on

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floor. The third group is on the vaults and the fourth group are on

:54:50.:54:53.

uneven bars. How vaults and the fourth group are on

:54:54.:55:24.

alight. This is a very big tumble. New this season. Real confidence.

:55:25.:55:49.

Not content with one huge tumble. A double second. Really sure and

:55:50.:55:50.

really strong. Gymnasts have double second. Really sure and

:55:51.:56:16.

difficult tumbles. She does a 1.5, walks out

:56:17.:56:30.

difficult tumbles. She does a 1.5, bag. Changing there. This is her

:56:31.:56:34.

fifth. Needs to land perfectly and it does. Beautiful double pike she

:56:35.:56:48.

didn't look tired then. Well done, Amy, indeed. She is a fabulous

:56:49.:57:01.

gymnast on for stop Great Britain have an abundance

:57:02.:57:14.

gymnast on for stop Great Britain are really confident on all stop

:57:15.:57:17.

gravity and science on this piece of apparatus. -- she seems to defy

:57:18.:57:28.

gravity and science. Incredible posture. Semi-half term. So much at

:57:29.:57:55.

home. Quick layout into another layout. Absolutely rock solid. She

:57:56.:58:02.

almost lost it but how quick was that reaction? Could be very

:58:03.:58:08.

significant. She will regain her composure. Certainly thinking hard

:58:09.:58:28.

now. She must focus. She looks a tiny bit unsettled. Not as confident

:58:29.:58:34.

in that connection as you would have thought. Flick, flip, pulling in

:58:35.:58:48.

back out. How important will that be? She is showing signs of jitters.

:58:49.:58:55.

That incredible three in a row is preying on her mind. But how good

:58:56.:59:01.

was that recovery? The layout was a bit low and I think she was a bit

:59:02.:59:05.

casual going into that front somersault. You want good rhythm but

:59:06.:59:12.

you need to harness and focus. She looked like she didn't focus enough.

:59:13.:59:16.

But look at this dismount. It is something else. How would they

:59:17.:59:24.

counter that with the adjustment? A four? I think they would. Simone

:59:25.:59:33.

Biles is looking a little more concerned than usual. Amy Tinkler,

:59:34.:59:43.

13.966. It has made a competition of it, anyway. Seda Tutkhalian, the

:59:44.:59:55.

Russian gymnast. The youth Olympic champion. Good, confident, held the

:59:56.:00:06.

landing well. Then two very nice jumps.

:00:07.:00:11.

The leap with the half turn. Ooh! She didn't really take the round off

:00:12.:00:25.

over the top Rob Vickerman that's such a difficult skill, straight

:00:26.:00:28.

back with full twist, my goodness me, the beam is proving tricky for

:00:29.:00:34.

these gymnasts tonight, quite a poor jump.

:00:35.:00:48.

Moves smoothly and smartly with the dance. She held the landing well,

:00:49.:00:57.

but she didn't really hit the splits position. So, the big dismount. The

:00:58.:01:14.

big round off double pike. That was good, she fell in the team final on

:01:15.:01:19.

the dismount which is why she took such a long pause. The full twist

:01:20.:01:24.

never looked on. She was sixth going up to the beam, but I think she'll

:01:25.:01:28.

drop away now, no doubt about it. You could see that, it really wasn't

:01:29.:01:32.

directly over the beam, we've lost the shock of the beam, you can see

:01:33.:01:38.

she was quite a little way off. Started out off-line. Inevitable,

:01:39.:01:40.

really. Chunsong Shang waiting for the floor

:01:41.:02:01.

judges to give her the all clear. If you have any questions, anything you

:02:02.:02:04.

would like to ask the team, get in touch.

:02:05.:02:14.

Although she's a tiny gymnast, this young lady is quite experienced. 19

:02:15.:02:23.

years old. We've seen her in competitions fail a bit, you always

:02:24.:02:27.

learn from failing. She looks much more focused and prepared today. The

:02:28.:02:39.

floor and the Vault to go. Open ultimate piece. She is currently

:02:40.:02:42.

third. Very difficult. Watch carefully,

:02:43.:03:16.

this next tumble. So, 1.5 twist, she walks out into three twists,

:03:17.:03:19.

immediate punch front. Really impressive.

:03:20.:03:25.

The spin. Very clean. The quad spin, four rotations.

:03:26.:03:42.

2.5 punch front with a half turn. Lovely leap there. Now we have yet

:03:43.:03:55.

to see her do a double somersault. In two double pike, double tuck, she

:03:56.:04:01.

has to include one of those in the routine, every other tumble has been

:04:02.:04:05.

twisting. A big double pike, she lands well, this will be a difficult

:04:06.:04:14.

a high-level start value. Saving the spin for last, my word, she had

:04:15.:04:20.

power, she had energy and she had some very impressive, impressive

:04:21.:04:27.

landings. So quick, so light. Very clever, because the triple twist, if

:04:28.:04:32.

you want, wasn't very cleanly round, but because she immediately hunch

:04:33.:04:38.

froms, it was nearly impossible for the judges to sit. Will they give

:04:39.:04:45.

her it? I think so. This was 3.5 to start, not many female gymnasts do

:04:46.:04:52.

that. Varies the 1.5, watch, she's doing a triple, when she lands, the

:04:53.:04:56.

feet are just a little bit to one side, but because she punch fronts

:04:57.:05:01.

so confidently, you wouldn't be able to see that.

:05:02.:05:08.

On the vault, Iordache. A good double twist with skip back, clean,

:05:09.:05:23.

efficient, she's very determined. She was fifth going into this piece

:05:24.:05:28.

of apparatus: The halfway stage. Just one vault. Such determination

:05:29.:05:35.

you can almost feel it. She wraps that in. Skipped back, but very

:05:36.:05:40.

quick to adopt that landing position, confident and sure of it.

:05:41.:05:46.

15.066 for Iordache. position, confident and sure of it.

:05:47.:05:52.

this performance, than her qualifying round. Just waiting for

:05:53.:06:05.

Seda Tutkhalian's score on the beam. Looking after her feet there.

:06:06.:06:13.

Carlotta Ferlito on the vault. 14.266. In qualification. She's good

:06:14.:06:27.

on beam, can she be powerful on the vault? Good enough, 1.5 twists.

:06:28.:06:32.

Didn't really get up off the platform.

:06:33.:06:42.

You can see she's very quickly off this platform, a little bit more

:06:43.:06:49.

air. She lost leg form. Efficient enough.

:06:50.:06:57.

Johnson's an, 14.533. -- Chunsong Shang. Consistent scoring, she'll

:06:58.:07:17.

need a good vault if she wants a medal. Teramoto of Japan on the

:07:18.:07:34.

bars. Very nice full wet into the Gienger salto. Her second big

:07:35.:07:40.

release, the front somersault, the Yeager. She wheeled her legs a

:07:41.:07:46.

little bit on that salto full pirouette, but smoothly into the

:07:47.:07:52.

handstand. It has been cleaned. Can we have the big dismount? We can,

:07:53.:07:57.

very nicely, for twisting, double back. Japan impressed me a lot in

:07:58.:08:01.

the team and petitions, very businesslike, they knew their work.

:08:02.:08:06.

The shoots down. Immediately to shoot up. You can see the feet

:08:07.:08:13.

directly above the head, she hit the handstand. And the dismount, double

:08:14.:08:18.

tuck, full twist. These gymnasts are so technically efficient. 14.366 for

:08:19.:08:23.

Asuka Teramoto. Laura Jurca at the bars. She was

:08:24.:08:42.

seventh going into this. Circle, clear circle. A little bit short on

:08:43.:08:50.

the handstand. Nicely through that pirouette, into the Gienger. The

:08:51.:09:02.

pack safely negotiated. Here comes the transfer.

:09:03.:09:11.

So, she's got a decent rhythm to the routine. Short on handstand on

:09:12.:09:16.

occasion, but the routine. Short on handstand on

:09:17.:09:19.

good, she's a perky little routine. Short on handstand on

:09:20.:09:23.

12.44 that even routine for Seda confident.

:09:24.:09:32.

12.44 that even routine for Seda Tutkhalian. They are really

:09:33.:09:37.

hammering the mistakes today. It is proving to be the beam. -- it's

:09:38.:09:44.

proving to be the leveller, the beam. Lieke Wevers, from the

:09:45.:09:52.

Netherlands. Use gold at the European games earlier this year on

:09:53.:09:57.

this piece. A very interesting beam routine, quite different from many

:09:58.:10:02.

of the gymnast will stop starts with a nice, clean leap, change leg into

:10:03.:10:12.

season. Free cartwheel, immediate free cartwheel, that's her acrobatic

:10:13.:10:16.

series, she had to make sure she didn't pause. A very nice free

:10:17.:10:20.

walkover immediately to the sheet jump. She is going for those

:10:21.:10:27.

combinations. This is what she is renowned for, the beautiful spins.

:10:28.:10:31.

But she put the foot down early there. Super, super double spin.

:10:32.:10:40.

Write up on the terms. Smoothly into the flip. -- write-up on her toes.

:10:41.:10:53.

She has been smooth, but missing that first spin will be costly.

:10:54.:11:16.

Lovely, straight gain salto. Great competition she's having. A family

:11:17.:11:21.

affair for them, her twin sister on the team. Varies Dan Vincent,

:11:22.:11:25.

they've had a great week. And it goes on. There is the standing,

:11:26.:11:29.

Simone Biles hands-on ahead of Chunsong Shang. And Iordache in

:11:30.:11:36.

bronze medal position at the moment. Still if you gymnasts to go, we

:11:37.:11:38.

haven't seen Douglas yet. Look at that run. She needs it.

:11:39.:12:08.

Nicely done, double twist. Slightly deep on landing. All the way round,

:12:09.:12:19.

good, square hips and shoulders. Power in the run. Round off. There

:12:20.:12:29.

you go. Little bit pike through flight, made sure of the double

:12:30.:12:30.

twist. 14.875. That is 60 forgot it. You

:12:31.:12:46.

could see it posted on the scoreboard at the end of the vault

:12:47.:12:52.

runway. Waiting for Lieke Wevers's score on the beam. It's 14.2. She's

:12:53.:12:59.

in the beam final, one of the best beam scores we've seen today.

:13:00.:13:05.

Ellie Black was joint seventh with Laura Jurca going into this piece of

:13:06.:13:30.

apparatus. And in qualification Elsabeth Black performed brilliantly

:13:31.:13:34.

on the beam, she's got a very difficult routine with a very high

:13:35.:13:38.

start value, if she hits it all, varies the double spin... The D

:13:39.:13:46.

element given the same value as the free walkover. Lovely bike front

:13:47.:13:50.

somersault, very emphatic on the landing.

:13:51.:13:55.

Here we go, backflip, straight back somersault. Corrected herself well.

:13:56.:14:10.

Another big combination coming up here.

:14:11.:14:15.

Backflip, full twist... Ooh! We've seen her perform that so well in the

:14:16.:14:25.

past. It's such a tricky element, this, so little margin for error.

:14:26.:14:30.

Somersault with full twist. The two leaps.

:14:31.:14:40.

A tough front somersault now. You can see she's very well trained, she

:14:41.:14:46.

rehearses these moves very frequently. She will want to make

:14:47.:14:54.

sure she finishes well. 2.5 twists, just a little pace back, but that

:14:55.:15:02.

will be costly. What an obstacle this piece of apparatus is proving

:15:03.:15:05.

to be. We know from qualification it was tricky for Douglas and Giulia

:15:06.:15:12.

Steingruber. The Young it's claimed its fair share of victims tonight

:15:13.:15:19.

that's for sure. -- it claimed its fair share of victims. Douglas will

:15:20.:15:23.

be the next gymnast under the beam. Let's watch Seitz first from Germany

:15:24.:15:30.

on the Uneven Bars. Good rhythm in the start. A nice

:15:31.:15:47.

Tkatchev. A straddled Jager. Clean so far. A little bit loose leg it.

:15:48.:16:00.

-- leg. Full term. A tiny bit late. Very efficient twisting dismount.

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One of her better apparatus. Yes, it's her piece, really. She mucked

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up in qualification so she is not in the bar final but she really has a

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good repertoire. Varied flight from below to the hive. Used by so many

:16:23.:16:29.

of the gymnasts. Lovely, crisp pirouette. Proving why she had entry

:16:30.:16:46.

into the Olympic bars final. How it all changes with one move. That's

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right. Elsabeth Black. 13.3 for the beam. So, Gabby Douglas needs more

:16:55.:17:08.

than 14.8 to take the lead. She was in second place. She did fall on

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this piece in qualification. Nice big front somersault. Pike. Smooth

:17:18.:17:29.

in the layout. The two elements linked. The backflip and the

:17:30.:17:36.

somersault. The full twisting tuck back, very secure. That was the move

:17:37.:17:45.

that she fell on. It was indeed. She went off the side in the early

:17:46.:17:52.

competition. Managed to hold those moves securely. Many of these

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gymnasts doing to different elements. Well held. The leg held

:17:59.:18:10.

high. But I don't think that will be credited. You have to have the foot

:18:11.:18:18.

up to the height of the head. Smooth, free walkover. Just missed

:18:19.:18:25.

that link. Goodness. Even the Olympic champion is a bit edgy

:18:26.:18:34.

tonight. Here comes the dismount. She has really performed critically

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tonight. She will stay within reach of Simone Biles. Will she have her

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name on a medal? It makes for a great competition. Olympic champion

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versus world champion. You couldn't ask for better. There is the full

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twisting tuck back from standing. ask for better. There is the full

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You have to be so fast to perform that on the beam. That gives you a

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good view of how little margin for error there is. And there is the

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dismount. Just jams the feet in. the difficulty score changed.

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Basically, I'm not sure what the difficulty score changed.

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of apparatus were talking about but she's up to 13th. I think it

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of apparatus were talking about but beam. I think it must have been.

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That is the only thing you can protest. The difficulty score. We

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will talk more about that after Ruby Harrold on the floor. Very dramatic

:19:49.:20:08.

routine. Superhigh double Arabian. Really gives the dance everything.

:20:09.:20:15.

That was a good double-twisting straight front. Quite a tricky

:20:16.:20:42.

tumble. 1.5, punch into fourth. She held it quite well. Very nicely.

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Hitting the splits. Just the big tumble to go. Needs to finish with a

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double. Super. Double tuck. Well done, Ruby. The crowd here in

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double. Super. Double tuck. Well Glasgow or for Ruby Harrold. -- they

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roar. Double Arabian, half turn into double front. The big dismount.

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Double tuck. You have to finish with at least eight double somersault --

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at the ball -- you need to finish with at least

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a double somersault if you want the high difficulty. Giulia Steingruber

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challenging for a medal here. Good start. She is away safely. Now not

:22:14.:22:42.

so safe. She parts company. Difficult, seconds after falling to

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regain your composure. But they are so vastly experienced. Pike front.

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In no problem there. Secure on the side semi. She really has regained

:23:12.:23:18.

her composure. She has got a really good dismount. As quirky as

:23:19.:23:23.

anything. She certainly regained confidence. A little wobble there,

:23:24.:23:36.

as I speak. Al yes. Full twist. Not for the faint hearted. You have to

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push your hips through and get the distance. There speaks a man who

:23:43.:23:52.

tried it. The dismount is named after her in the code of points. The

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layout somersault was a way of the line. Her feet were way across the

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beam as she landed. She's going to drop away from the medals. Let's

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just have a word with Beth Tweddle, if we can. Beth, you were very keen

:24:13.:24:24.

for Steingruber to do well. It's a disappointment. She was last up and

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there was a long delay as they worked out Tutkhalian's beam score.

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Most of them are struggling with the beam to night. There is a real fight

:24:37.:24:44.

for third and fourth. Hardly anything in it. We are going to have

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Iordache's bars and junk song is Chunsong Shang's flow. She had the

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tougher draw going last on the bars. How surprised were you with Simone

:25:17.:25:23.

Biles on the beam. She loved unsettled at the beginning but she

:25:24.:25:30.

saved it well. The rest of the routine was a little shaky. She is

:25:31.:25:34.

not as far ahead as she would like to be but she is a fighter. I still

:25:35.:25:41.

don't have any worries but it is gymnastics and anything can happen

:25:42.:25:47.

on the night. Gabby Douglas looked pretty cool, considering her

:25:48.:25:51.

competition experience. A few wobble is here and there is an beam. The

:25:52.:25:58.

challenge tonight was just to stay on beam. She will be a bit nervous

:25:59.:26:02.

having fallen off in qualification but just to stay on was a great

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achievement and she will be going forward with a lot of confidence.

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Thank you very much. We will let you sit down and let the gymnasts finish

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their warm up. Very soon we will be on the last piece of apparatus. The

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top group will be an floor, the second on Bolt, the third on uneven

:26:31.:26:41.

bars and the fourth on beam. Gabby Jupp -- Gabby Douglas is currently

:26:42.:26:49.

in silver medal place. Chunsong Shang is currently in bronze medal

:26:50.:26:53.

position. Steingruber has dropped away. Larissa Iordache on bars will

:26:54.:27:06.

be keen to literally hang on. She will. She didn't have a good time in

:27:07.:27:11.

qualification but she can work bars. However, Steingruber has an

:27:12.:27:16.

outstanding floor. She could pull it back up a little bit. What will be

:27:17.:27:26.

going through the mind of Larissa Iordache. She got the silver medal

:27:27.:27:33.

last year. Group way down the field. Computing on the opposite side of

:27:34.:27:36.

the arena to those she would normally work with. It would be a

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wonderful story. The demise of the remaining gymnasts at this

:27:44.:27:48.

competition has been sad to see. For Iordache to come out and solve age

:27:49.:27:50.

something would be fantastic. Iordache to come out and solve age

:27:51.:27:59.

salvage something. A great piece for Steingruber to finish on. Warm up is

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over. Seda Tutkhalian will be the last to go on this piece of

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apparatus. The final chance for gymnasts to place their bid. A

:28:16.:28:28.

16-year-old in her first year of senior competition. The all-round

:28:29.:28:53.

women's final. You would think after rather a long warm up period that

:28:54.:28:57.

the judges would be ready. Interestingly, over the last two

:28:58.:29:04.

days, the previous competitions. It has been the same panel of judges.

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Today it is different. Clean. Very efficient.

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She qualified with 14.533. On we go with the gymnast on the floor, Seda

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Tutkhalian. We've she competed at the youth Olympics

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last year with this piece. Is a good on. Beautifully done.

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The power through the flick. A good rebound tumble.

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Nicely joined. Split series. 1.5 twist into half twist. A jump to

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tidy it all up at the end. There you go. Nice, clean efficient

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Floor Exercise. And vital There you go. Nice, clean efficient

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for all these young gymnasts coming in. She was 15th going into that

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piece but it is invaluable, isn't it, the year before the Olympics was

:31:10.:31:14.

to mark absolutely, it's amazing. First second and third at the youth

:31:15.:31:17.

Olympics, Ellie Downie didn't the final, she's fallen, as has the

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Brazilian gymnast. They have shown they are young.

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Seitz. On the beam. Jumps straight out today.

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Seitz. On the beam. Jumps straight to a split position. Quite a

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difficult mount and well rewarded on the marks.

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Smooth backwards somersault, held it well, her chest was down a little

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bit. Side somersault is difficult because the beam is cited as they

:32:22.:32:29.

land. -- can't be seen when they land. With the free walkover they

:32:30.:32:33.

can leave their head back quite a long time and see the beam behind

:32:34.:32:38.

them. Nice spin. The problem with this routine is that it is one move

:32:39.:32:43.

after the other. And that will be quite deducted, quite heavily

:32:44.:32:50.

deducted, by the judges. Little bit short on the split in both leaps.

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However, the very good thing about this routine is she stayed on. And

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not wobbled about. She'll be delighted, just needs the dismount

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. They are falling like flies on the Very pleasing. -- straight

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. They are falling like flies on the beam. It's a feather in her cap. She

:33:21.:33:32.

stayed on. Finishes with 13.566. Third at the moment. A lots of

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gymnasts, including this lady, Chunsong Shang. Third medal place at

:33:41.:33:43.

the moment. Yurchenko. She Chunsong Shang. Third medal place at

:33:44.:33:57.

twist, just a tiny adjustment. You are going to ask me how many twists,

:33:58.:34:03.

aren't you, Matt? Whatever she gets here, Iordache will need, they were

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virtually the same score going into this. She wants to play absolutely

:34:06.:34:11.

safe. And that is playing safe, just the full twist. Not the highest

:34:12.:34:18.

tariff. And a big step forward. It won't be a massive score. It's

:34:19.:34:24.

13.866. Maybe she's played it a little bit to save. I certainly

:34:25.:34:30.

think that Iordache could score that if she worked her very best on the

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bar. However, great competition. Did she do that vault in qualifying?

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Yes, she did. Iordache needs more than 13.958 on the bars to go ahead

:34:45.:34:48.

of her and into that bronze medal position. A total of 55.765 for

:34:49.:34:55.

Seitz. The rant live a. -- Oliveira from

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Brazil. She strides out confidently, Yurchenko, this time with two

:35:21.:35:27.

twists. Nice. She strolls away from it as though it's nothing. Nice and

:35:28.:35:31.

high and flighty, that. Nicely done indeed. She really did stride out in

:35:32.:35:40.

that run-up. Double twist, clean and easy. Very nice. Landed dead centre

:35:41.:35:45.

then skipped to the side a little. But good vaulting. The judges

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agreed. She is seventh at the moment.

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Carlotta Ferlito from Italy. 13.233 she qualified with.

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Smooth start. A little bit of poorer body shape. Smoothly back up to the

:36:18.:36:32.

high bar. Nice half term. Changes shape. You could see it was going to

:36:33.:36:41.

come from that. Swing turn, little bit of an empty element immediate

:36:42.:36:46.

full pirouette. Into the double front, half in double front. A good

:36:47.:36:53.

routine, very solid, but not of the really difficult variety. Well,

:36:54.:37:02.

Iordache will be on the bars next. That battle for third.

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Elsabeth Black from Canada. Commonwealth bronze-medallist on

:37:17.:37:24.

this piece of apparatus. Very powerful gymnast with some very

:37:25.:37:31.

original tumbling. Builds lots of difficulty. Watch

:37:32.:37:46.

this, round of Philip, two and a half twist, walks into a double

:37:47.:37:49.

tuck. Two hugely difficult tumbles in one run.

:37:50.:37:58.

She leaps well. Cleanly around that full-term. Forward tumbling this

:37:59.:38:13.

time, very nice, double twist forward, immediate punch front.

:38:14.:38:39.

Really difficult tumbles now. Full twist. In two double pike. Another

:38:40.:38:46.

big tumbling series. Very original, very good. Huge tumbles. That first

:38:47.:38:55.

tumble, we both applauded it. Superb. Double tuck at the end of

:38:56.:39:01.

that series. Even the running front full twist walk-out in two double

:39:02.:39:05.

pike, they are very unusual. I don't know any other gymnast in the world

:39:06.:39:06.

who does those tumbles. Carlotta Ferlito finishes with

:39:07.:39:12.

55.740. It's her all around competition over

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with and soon it'll be the case for Iordache. She needs more than 13.958

:39:28.:39:32.

to steal bronze. From the Chinese gymnast. Nice pirouette.

:39:33.:39:45.

Immediately... And the half term. Clearly through the Jager

:39:46.:39:54.

somersault. Down to the low bar. She going for broke. You can see odd

:39:55.:40:00.

flickers off her feet apart. That was lovely, the shap half. Lifts up

:40:01.:40:08.

here. Thought pirouette. That's good. Just the dismount, full

:40:09.:40:14.

twisting, double back, what a very good performance from Iordache,

:40:15.:40:18.

we're thrilled. She didn't hold back. She will get a medal, I'm sure

:40:19.:40:25.

of it. You know, Chunsong Shang played safe, Iordache went all-out,

:40:26.:40:31.

the right decision. She really showed her metal there. Thoroughly

:40:32.:40:36.

deserves it. If she does manage bronze. A superb performance. Black,

:40:37.:40:48.

14.425. On the floor routine. In the third at the moment. Three major

:40:49.:40:55.

gymnasts to come, here's one of them. Gabby Douglas. All-round

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Olympic champion. Looking for a medal here in the women's all-round

:41:05.:41:10.

world final. Dramatic start. Confident. Her leg kept high and the

:41:11.:41:20.

spin was accurate. Here we go. Double Arabian, into the leap.

:41:21.:41:22.

Absolutely under control. More power to come through the flip.

:41:23.:41:32.

Again, just to show she's in charge. Setting up the spin. Double pike,

:41:33.:41:45.

super. She's thoroughly Tiny, tiny uncertainty in the

:41:46.:42:26.

landing. But so far so powerful. So convincing in the choreography. Here

:42:27.:42:31.

comes the final tumble. Double tuck, tiny adjustment. Boy oh boy, that

:42:32.:42:38.

was impressive. A joy to watch, what an all-round competition she has

:42:39.:42:42.

had. She really has, she has convinced more and more as the

:42:43.:42:46.

competition has gone along. That was very clean work. Every landing

:42:47.:42:55.

controlled, it was a really good example of working within yourself.

:42:56.:43:03.

Still waiting for Iordache's scored to come in. A lot of deliberation

:43:04.:43:10.

about it. She's trying to look calm. It's in now, it is 14.8, it's huge.

:43:11.:43:17.

She's gone into the lead at the moment. But still we are waiting

:43:18.:43:22.

Douglas's score. Simone Biles has yet to go. It looks as though

:43:23.:43:26.

Iordache has got herself a medal. Absolutely thrilled. There won't be

:43:27.:43:31.

a gymnastics fan around the world that isn't pleased.

:43:32.:43:46.

Well, Douglas now needs more than 14.374 to go ahead of your order --

:43:47.:43:57.

to go ahead of Iordache. I think she'll get that, I'll stick my neck

:43:58.:44:02.

out here. It was great, wasn't it? Lovely routine.

:44:03.:44:10.

It's not quite such huge tumbling as many of the gymnasts we've seen.

:44:11.:44:16.

It's good, but we've seen really massive tumbling from some of them.

:44:17.:44:24.

The whole performance is clean. Her landings are accurate, aren't they?

:44:25.:44:29.

That was nice. She's a subtle gymnast, she can leap, hit the split

:44:30.:44:31.

easily. All the things that make her a

:44:32.:44:41.

complete gymnast, really. That was an error. Little stutter to the

:44:42.:44:42.

side. Whips

:44:43.:45:01.

well. I think it will be close, looking at that. It's a

:45:02.:45:11.

well. I think it will be close, weight. The school is in. It is

:45:12.:45:19.

14.583. She has gone ahead of Iordache. With one gymnast to go in

:45:20.:45:37.

this all-around final. Quite tight. Steingruber. Slightly off the pace

:45:38.:45:47.

in six. But you say she is a powerhouse on this piece. She

:45:48.:45:51.

in six. But you say she is a powerhouse. She can leap

:45:52.:45:55.

outstandingly. Double straight with full twist. She sells the routine.

:45:56.:46:19.

Second big tumble on its way. Double. No problem. Full twisting

:46:20.:47:10.

double back in the third. Really performs well. Sells the routine.

:47:11.:47:15.

She lives it. Absolute cracker of a routine. What could have been if it

:47:16.:47:26.

wasn't for the beam. A few gymnasts are sharing that sentiment. Put that

:47:27.:47:37.

one down to experience. She needs over 16 to medal. She won't go over

:47:38.:47:45.

16 but it is a good floor routine. She naturally performs well. There

:47:46.:47:56.

you see the lovely technique. The full twisting doubled great. --

:47:57.:48:23.

double straight. Very expressive. She uses her face and her eyes and

:48:24.:48:31.

connect with the audience. Not many gymnasts can connect with an

:48:32.:48:41.

audience like that. How wonderful to see Iordache back to smiling and

:48:42.:48:45.

enjoying gymnastics. Proving to the world what she is capable of.

:48:46.:48:50.

Absolutely. I'm sure she will lead the Romanian team into the test

:48:51.:48:57.

event and they will qualify. It has been a big moment for them in their

:48:58.:49:05.

sport. 14.5 for Steingruber. Outside the medals in fourth. Simone Biles

:49:06.:49:21.

going for a third consecutive all-around title. It's never been

:49:22.:49:27.

done before. She needs 14.183 to do it. I have never seen a female

:49:28.:49:39.

gymnast who can tumble like she can. Look at this. Double straight with

:49:40.:49:51.

full twist. This tumble I love. The double straight. But she leaps right

:49:52.:50:20.

out of the floor area. Lovely spin. Knows she needs to harness the power

:50:21.:50:27.

now. Double-twisting double back. Good tumble. And her own style. Her

:50:28.:50:48.

own dynamic style. Full twisting double back. So easy. And I love

:50:49.:50:57.

that finish. Full of verve and full of energy. But she knows there was a

:50:58.:51:06.

bit of a mistake. She did score 15.966 in qualification. She has a

:51:07.:51:15.

bit of leeway. She needs 14.183. There won't be any problem I don't

:51:16.:51:22.

think with that. Well, you've just seen I think, history. You have to

:51:23.:51:33.

say. She is a thoroughly charming champion. Always full of smiles. It

:51:34.:51:45.

was the jump out of it that went wrong. She landed the tumbling side

:51:46.:51:53.

of the floor. That is the important bit. It will be deducted. .1 for

:51:54.:52:15.

stepping both feet out. Wannabe .3. -- probably .3. But she had a lot in

:52:16.:52:23.

reserve. Fabulous tumbling. So much in reserve. That leap out of the

:52:24.:52:29.

area, surely won't be enough to rob her of gold. That tumbling was just

:52:30.:52:37.

enormous. Look at this. So high and confidence. I agree. I think

:52:38.:52:49.

everybody loves that finish. Oh yes. Isn't that nice. Look at that. It

:52:50.:52:56.

was interesting that she has felt the pressure a bit tonight. First,

:52:57.:53:02.

she didn't land her leap from the beam quite properly. That is enough.

:53:03.:53:11.

There you are looking at the three times running world champion.

:53:12.:53:18.

Superb. Those two are great friends and team-mates. Sharing the glory.

:53:19.:53:26.

Gabrielle Douglas takes the silver medal. What a super competition.

:53:27.:53:33.

Fantastic competition. You can see how much it meant to Simone Biles.

:53:34.:53:39.

She seems happy-go-lucky but she is obviously steely determined inside.

:53:40.:53:48.

And what a joy to see Iordache take a bronze medal and restore faith in

:53:49.:53:53.

remaining gymnastics. -- Romanian gymnastics. That is a hugely

:53:54.:54:01.

possible medal. Let's not forget Larissa. That is a superb

:54:02.:54:08.

achievement. Behind gold and silver for the United States, rue mania can

:54:09.:54:13.

take some joy. Simone Biles, three times world champion. A phenomenal

:54:14.:54:23.

achievement. This does emphasise the power of the American women, first

:54:24.:54:32.

and second. Very determined. Hugs all round. Smiles all round. Larissa

:54:33.:54:55.

Iordache deserves every ounce of that medal. But the moment is all

:54:56.:55:01.

about this young lady here. Simone Biles. It has never been done. Three

:55:02.:55:09.

consecutive all-around world titles. You could see she had the pressure

:55:10.:55:14.

on her tonight. She held it. Little errors here and there but she is

:55:15.:55:19.

still three times world champion. Getting back to Iordache, you could

:55:20.:55:24.

see how much it meant to her. She flew out of the arena to see her

:55:25.:55:29.

coach and she had tears in her eyes. She has had a hard week. Not knowing

:55:30.:55:34.

what will happen ahead of Rio. A tough week but she will be very

:55:35.:55:40.

pleased with that. Looking down the field, we can see 22nd and 23rd,

:55:41.:55:47.

Ruby Harrold and Amy Tinkler. It is worth the experience coming out

:55:48.:55:52.

here. Amy said it herself, whatever happens, I am in the top 24 in the

:55:53.:55:57.

world. It was a tough night for them both. A couple of balls. But it is

:55:58.:56:04.

so hard to win that medal and bring yourself back up. -- a couple of

:56:05.:56:16.

balls. -- falls. But it is in achievement and they will learn a

:56:17.:56:19.

lot from this competition going into Rio. We are now going to hand to

:56:20.:56:25.

David McDaid. Let's have a chat with him. I am with the world all-around

:56:26.:56:30.

champion and the world silver medallist. Simone, your third in a

:56:31.:56:37.

row. How do you feel? I don't even have words to describe it. I just

:56:38.:56:42.

keep my own mind. How did you keep going with the crowd. A couple of

:56:43.:56:48.

keep my own mind. How did you keep mistakes. A step out on the floor.

:56:49.:56:52.

How did you cope? It was strange for me. On the floor. On the

:56:53.:56:58.

How did you cope? It was strange for the red, I don't know this. I never

:56:59.:57:03.

go out of bounds usually. A first time for everything.

:57:04.:57:08.

go out of bounds usually. A first had a break. Your first competition

:57:09.:57:15.

since London 2012. I am just happy to be back on the floor on the world

:57:16.:57:19.

stage and I am very pleased with my performance. Time to get back in the

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stage and I am very pleased with my marks. And that is heading towards

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Rio. For sure. I have all the time in the world ahead. She is the

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Olympic champ. I am only the world in the world ahead. She is the

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champ. We are going to have to go head to head! Thanks very much for

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entertaining as all week. That is hilarious. I'm not used to going out

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of bounds. Can you believe she said that in the world final. The red,

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what is that? In training she normally lands on the floor area.

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We're going to keep talking. We are almost fair but we will keep going

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for the dismount on the red button. You will be able to see the event

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tomorrow. It has certainly been a competition of ladies first. We hope

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you can join us for the men's, addition. Fingers crossed that Dan

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Purvis and Matt Whitlock get a good nights sleep. Until then, good

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night.

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Continued World Gymnastics Championships coverage from Glasgow, introduced by Matt Baker. The women's all-around final is set to be fiercely contested as American Simone Biles bids to win a record-breaking third straight world title.

Analysis comes from Beth Tweddle, Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.


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