Apparatus Finals Day One Gymnastics: World Championships


Apparatus Finals Day One

Matt Baker presents coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships from Glasgow. It's the first day of the apparatus finals, which include the men's floor and the men's pommel.


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Well, hello and welcome to the 4th day of finals here at the World

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Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow. Today sees the individual apparatus

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specialists take to the arena. We will see the men's floor pommels and

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rings and the women will be performing on bars and vault.

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Listen, we have some strong medal contention for Britain today with

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six final placings in all. After the all-round competition

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yesterday, both Max Whitlock and Dan Purvis are back here again in the

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floor final. Ellie Downie has qualified for

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vault. Max's second final will see him join

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Louis Smith on the pommel horse. Louis was highest qualifier and has

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his sights on another world medal. Ruby Harrold is back after her bars

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routine helped Britain get that historic team bronze.

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So there is a lot to look forward to and a lot to get excited about.

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Joining me to talk us through the action this afternoon we have three

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times world champion Beth Tweddle and world silver medallist Dan

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Keatings. Welcome to you both. We are going to start with the floor.

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All the gymnasts are coming out behind us at the moment. It's very

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loud in here. We will talk about the floor. It's a

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12 metre by 12 metre sprung floor. The gymnasts have 70 seconds to

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squeeze in as much difficulty as possible. The special requirements

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for the routine, Dan? A mix of four tumbles, backward tumbles, side and

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dismount. You can connect both of them to increase difficulty. Max

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Whitlock has come on to the stage. A roar in the Hydro Arena. Beth, he

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has been very impressive on floor the last few competitions. He is

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always in amongst the 15. 7 mark. He qualified down the ranks. Some will

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look and think in the team final and the all round he scored around that

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15. 7. He loves the crowd and performing under pressure. We it

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last night. He was able to pick himself up after that

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disappointment. It's really exciting what he could potentially do today.

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He will be busy this afternoon. He is in two finals, the pommel horse

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will be the next male final after this one, as well. It's important he

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keeps his focus. I think actually by doing the floor first it will settle

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him down a bit. He can use that crowd, get the atmosphere. He knows

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what it's like performing out there. Then he can come out and it's

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definitely going to be a challenge between him and Louis for that top

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table. He is up against Kensal and then guy can't half twist.

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22-and-a-half twists and when I did floor I only did ten in my routine.

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That shows how difficult his routine is. If he goes through he is going

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to be hard to beat. And also Larduet, the Cuban gymnast, he

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scored yesterday. He has to contain all his energy. The power can

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sometimes be his problem. Definitely. He will be feeling

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really pumped after yesterday's performance. I think what's

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important for him today is he can gain that automatic qualification

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spot if he can get a medal here today for the Olympics next year.

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Deng Shudi got bronze in the all-round competition. He is going

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to be a strong contender, Beth. He is. This floor final is going to be

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really tough. Every gymnast has a great start. I think Kenzo has that

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lead with the start and the difficulty before the gymnasts even

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present to the judge. We talked about the fact that not a lot is

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known about this Cuban gymnast yet he has come here, 19 years old to

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make his mark on the world. Three individual finals on top of the

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silver he got in the all round. Yeah, definitely. I think the world

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is in his hands at the moment. He can come here and win and have a

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couple of medals and still has a bright future ahead of him. He is

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still young and there's years left in the sport. We will hand over to

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Mitch Fenner and Christine Still in the commentary box.

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Manrique Larduet opens up today's proceedings. Stand by, this guy

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really can tumble. Qualified in 7th.

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15. 166. First tumble. Double tuck front.

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Emphatically landed. That's lovely. Double straight. You

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can see the half turn in. Double Arabian. But expensive those paces.

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Twisting precisely. Double pike Arabian. Showing plenty

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of power but a little hesitation will cost him a 10th or two.

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Simple, light linking. Back to the tumble. Two-and-a-half twists, full

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twist and look at the precision there.

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More power. Beautifully done. Double tuck Arabian. The third. Boy,

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that was really impressive work! STUDIO: What a way to get this floor

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final under way. We will introduce you to this scorecard now and give

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you an idea what you will see this afternoon and how gymnasts can build

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their score. We will start here with the difficulty, Dan. The ten most

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difficult moves for men. You have ten moves in the routine. You have

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to try to get the most difficult you can, ranging from one 10th to seven

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valued for each move. That move there on the screen, that was a

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seven 10ths move, I think. You get extra marks for linking them, as

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well. There was a few times during the routine where he went from a

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twist moving into another twisting move and you can gain 0. 1 or two

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for a connection bonus. The difficulty is separate to the

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execution judges, Beth. We will move on to this section here that you

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will see on the scorecard. It simply says execution. Yes, the execution

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will start from a ten and for every step they take they'll take that

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away from the ten. A small step can be 0. 1. A fall is a whole mark. A

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big step can be 0. 3. They can start going into the penalty. The penalty

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comes into play on vault and floor. Yeah, on vault if you step out of

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the lines, on floor if you step off the white floor on to the red

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carpet, or if you go over time. Hopefully that all makes sense and

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you can see a total of 14. 8. All the scores are added together. The

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conundrum is how difficult do you go before it starts interrupting on the

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execution? Back to the action with Mitch and Christine. This is Hansol

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Kim from Korea, the 4th highest qualifier.

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Good concentration for this opening approach. Lovely three-and-a-half

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twists into a front somersault with half turn. Three-and-a-half twists,

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really got a big tariff, as has that. Double twisting. Double tuck.

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So he has already built a lot of difficulty. Here we go. Full twist

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into two-and-a-half twists. Very nice indeed. He hasn't given away

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many execution faults yet. Oh! There is a big one. There is a big

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deduction. If they think he sat right down it's one whole mark off

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that execution score. If they feel he saved it, it could be 0. 8.

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That's where the judges have a little tolerance. Nicely done into

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the one three-quarter rollout, extended his legs before he rolled.

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Really needs to be secure here. Just that little hop. That was well

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recovered. But what a shame, in the middle of that routine a big

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deduction. Possibly one whole mark. Yes, I think, he just saved actually

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brushing the floor. But it was - it shows you how easies to make a

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mistake like that. -- easy it is to make a mistake like that. He tried

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to slow it down too much, Mitch. Looked so clean. It was a pity. Here

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we go. Double twisting, double back. That was very nicely landed. There

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wouldn't be much deduction there, maybe a 0. 1 for the chest down.

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Let's have a look. It was the punch double twist. No, he saved it. Yeah.

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He did save that. Lovely work all the same. Twists well, jumps well.

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Look at this. Absolute cracker! Even that little

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two-footed hop back will be deducted. When that execution score

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comes up it will probably be, I would think, into the sevens, the

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execution for that. But it's a difficult routine. Very difficult.

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Anxious moments always, of course. STUDIO: The score is in.

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An execution of 8. 133. They were impressed with all the rest. The

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third gymnast in this men's floor final, this is Ray Zapata Santana

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from Spain. A constant finalist at world and European level.

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22 years old. Qualified with a difficulty of 6. 7. So, prepare for

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a few fireworks! Nice spring in. One-and-a-half

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twists into double pike. Nicely done. It's a short run. Explosive

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quality in this man's work. Yeah! Very good stuff. What a start he has

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had so far. Spring, full twist into double

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twist. Hesitation into that link. Strange,

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after such difficult work. Two-and-a-half into half and the

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flourish into the air. That's a good wide handstand. Good

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Japanese handstand. Fully credited. He has this characteristic... There

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it is, you see it. There it is again.

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So clean on the rollout. They're looking for smooth transitions, the

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judges. There was some lovely work in

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that.esque static. STUDIO: Well, this is the battle

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with the difficulty and the execution. You do something that's a

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little bit easier but you do it beautifully well. Third highest

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qualifier, Chris. He hasn't given much away there at all. Just a

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little bounce back on that first tumble. It was a tiny bit short.

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That probably will be a 0. 3. The judges will think it wasn't high

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enough. They can pile on deductions. Yeah, double deduction for that. The

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paces and the lack of height. He really saved it well. It could have

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been a lot more costly and that really was the big mistake of the

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day. After that he completed this. Look, two twists and two somersaults

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in the straight position. Enormously difficult. Plenty of time to look

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for a landing, as well. Are they in full flight or does the floor

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surprise them? There, that will be another deduction. A full twist,

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immediate double twist. It takes a lot of Orientation. This the double

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straight. Loads of height and rotation there. Well, a great

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routine from him. He can't contain himself. Yes!

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15.2, Santana goes into the lead at this stage. Five gymnasts to go. The

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top eight from qualification. Great Britain's Dan Purvis, next to take

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to the floor in the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow. The British champion,

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two times European bronze medallist. I love that double twisting double

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back, a tiny pace forwards. So efficient. Very good again. The

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forward twisting elements linked. The double front. He is really

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efficient on the forward double rotation. He seems to know just

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where he is. And again. Completely solid.

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Lovely, stylish work. The extension off the floor, arms wide, securely

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held. That is his signature move, the roll

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out on straight legs. No hands. Makes it all look so easy.

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The flip without hands into the double Arabian, and he nails the

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landing! He grew with that routine. A superb performance. The score to

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beat, 15.2. I think he could do it. A slight weakness in the first two

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landings, but he certainly went for it for the remaining tumbles. Very,

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very impressive from Dan. Even more impressive, it was only just last

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night he was performing in the all-around competition with just the

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same precision. The double double. A double deduction there. He will lose

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for that, but he is such a fighter, he was not making a big step or

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putting a hand down. He can sense where he is, just let go of the legs

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at the right moment to land on the floor. Super. Accurate. Very

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precise. We have said so many times that Dan Purvis is the rock of the

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British team. A wonderful all-round team performer. And yet here he is,

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absolutely on his own merit. Impressive. It is, Mitch. Such a

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hard tumble to finish with. You are unsighted. The national coach, along

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with Jeff Brooks, he coaches Dan. It's going to be close. It is close!

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15.1, Dan Purvis is in second at the moment.

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Deng Shudi scored 15.3 in qualifications. He made a quiet

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impression last night. A lovely start. His feet in a port of blue.

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-- a pot of glue. Nice, strong chest shape in the

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triple Russian. What has impressed me so far is the

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control. Oh a little hop forward in the full

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twisting double. A good Japanese handstand, well

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held. If he sticks this landing, he really is challenging. What a shame.

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A big jump forward. The only clear error, Chris. Yes. A tiny bit off

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the full completion of the twist as well, but very clean work. He has

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had a great championship, Deng Shudi. A championship that has built

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over the course of being here. Verification really good, they

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almost got it together for the team final but Great Britain beat them.

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In the all-around, 18 medal, -- a medal,. So many of them go that

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twisting route to build the difficulty. Nice and clean, Chris.

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Yes, he is very nice and clean. I often think the team from China

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struggle to travel to Europe and perform well. It has probably just

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taken them a week or so to settle. Always technically good. You never

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see a tiny 's gymnast that's not technically efficient. -- a Chinese

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gymnast. Train from so young. If they are going to be a talent, they

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are in the system early, where things are done utterly correctly.

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Chest really down there, though. The judges can take half a mark for the

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chest being so low. And the face. What a pity.

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He is in the second. Behind Santana, who still leads the

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competition. And Purves is in third at the moment. But for how long?

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Kenzo Shirai takes to the floor. A silver in last year's World

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Championships. The current world champion didn't make the final here.

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The opening tumble had no problems attached. He knows where he is. I

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love that as well. When we first saw him, it was always just multiple

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twists, but that was multiple twists and multiple somersaults.

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Lovely control. In fact, I think he has tidied up his work quite

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considerably this year. Full twist into triple twist forwards. He just

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has to spin. He has a little bit of virtuosity

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there, as well. A bit of originality. He would dearly love to

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land the last tumble. Four twists. As clean as you like! That was

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fantastic work. Mr Twist does it again. Unbelievable stuff. He was

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given a 7.6 difficulty in qualification. Well, I'm sure the

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judges will not be deducting for difficulty there, so this is going

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to be all on the execution. Can this man be beaten? I don't think so. The

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rest of the field were hoping he would make a mistake, because he is

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0.8 up on difficulty to anyone else. And he didn't oblige. He made sure

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he was absolutely secure. 23 twists, they counted. The boys and girls in

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the studio. Incredible. If you think that his difficulty is 7.2... If

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they can't take anything off, that is 17.2, he could score. They will

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take 0.1 for the sideways, but where do the other marks ago? Apart from

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that, it was like hopping off a curb.

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I guess maybe sometimes his legs are tiny bit crossed. But to the naked

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eye, at normal speed, you really wouldn't notice that. He has had a

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16.1 and 16.3 to five, while he has been here. -- 16 point 325.

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When you start from 17, it means they still found a mark of

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deductions. He increased it considerably from

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one of occasion, the difficulty. How confident was that, to step up the

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difficulty in the final, knowing what you had before would win?

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Max Whitlock. Spins around very efficiently. Two and a half twists.

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Three and a half. A skip sideways. He has got those flourishes. His

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suits the air flare very well. Keeps the flow.

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I love that rhythm. Absolute control.

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Two and a half, one and a half from it. Very good work.

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He makes the roll out look so easy. Almost ignoring the one and a half

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twists. So clean. Triple twist. Just a foot back, but boy, he pull

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something out of the locker there. Well done, Max Whitlock. A third

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great routine from Max Whitlock in as many days. He must have gone home

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last night a bit disappointed to have not been in the medals, but he

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has absolutely shown his mettle, to show us a fantastic routine. He

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needs over 15.2 to beat Santana. Has to be worth it, I think. Full twist,

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two and a half twists, a skip to the side. Uses both arms to shift. Quite

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a stylist. He is high through the air, Chris. He won the prize

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yesterday for the most stylish gymnast in the competition. So he

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has obviously impressed many. I absolutely love this. Pushes hard.

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So difficult to time the air flare. Commonwealth gold medallist,

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European champion two years ago. What are the judges going to award

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him? I would be surprised if he was not

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safely above 15.2. That puts him into silver medal

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position at the moment, with one gymnast left to go. Great Britain

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guaranteed a medal. Fabulous. He kept his cool and produced the

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goods. He's got a medal. This will decide what colour.

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And this lad can work the floor. Tomas Gonzalez. Just outside the

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medals at the Olympics in London. That was a bit of an error right at

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the beginning. A big step forwards. These gymnasts performed those

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double somersault is so well. That one from a full twist in front

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preceding it. Double twisting double back.

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Another gymnast with wonderful style. Smooth lift to handstand.

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Much better this time, the multiple twists.

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And the very popular one and three-quarters which means you

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finish by rolling out, rather than on your feet. The bell to say one

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more tumble. Triple twist. He was still spinning when he hit the floor

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and had to step to the side. A little error on the first and last

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tunnel bells. The stuff in the middle was -- tumbles. The stuff in

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the middle was great. Impressive this young man. That first tumble,

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though, Matt, very expensive. There you go. That's at least five 10ths.

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Because he struggled hard not to put his knee down really, didn't he?

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Yeah. As you mentioned, Chris, they can judge backwards from that and

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say he must have been low, take-off lack of height and the paces and the

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deductions stack up. It's a shame because he is a great floor worker.

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There weren't many other deductions to it.

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Good control that time around. The judges can deduct for lack of height

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even on these somersaults that are in combination. You see this, the

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triple twist. He bounded to the side.

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Well, he said, I did my best! He had a long wait, to be fair. 8th gymnast

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up. Oh, yes. The score is in. 8th place for

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Gonzalez but that confirms there is your floor world champion, Kenzo

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Shirai. Silver last year, this year he is world champion.

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And beside him for Great Britain, Max Whitlock. What an achievement

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for him. He matches the great Neil Thomas on floor in the early 90s.

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93. There is the bronze medallist, Santana. But what a story for Max

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Whitlock. Such a great effort yesterday. Here

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on floor he has got a silver. Time to refocus. Pommel horse is next for

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him. He has a reasonable wait. The women take to their first apparatus.

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He has to wait, Chris and he will recover, I think. He looks very

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relaxed, which is great. There is the confirmation.

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What a floor routine from Dan Purvis, Chris. Yes, he really hasn't

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faulted at all. He has been so secure, so confident. Yeah, a real

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pleasure to watch. Watching that very closely was Beth, world

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champion in 2009 on floor, and Dan Keatings, as well. It went to plan

:33:54.:33:59.

for Max. I don't think he would have had his sights on gold with -- with

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Kenzo. Max went out, he did his job and he was going for that silver

:34:10.:34:15.

place. You have to remember it's about his fourth day of competition,

:34:16.:34:20.

to be able to produce another world-class floor routine after last

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night's disappointment, as well. His class, his form, it's just, you

:34:25.:34:29.

can't fault him at all. It just seems incredibly confident with this

:34:30.:34:33.

routine, Dan. How often do you watch him perform this? Every day in

:34:34.:34:37.

training. He is one of the best floor workers in the world.

:34:38.:34:42.

Definitely in our country. Every day he is on the floor doing each,

:34:43.:34:49.

three-and-a-half, it's unbelievable how easy he makes it look. It's

:34:50.:34:55.

wonderful that flair work. It's nice with all these gymnasts putting

:34:56.:34:59.

individual twists on to routines. That's his trademark, as well. I

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have seen a couple try it, but not as good as our Max. There was a roar

:35:05.:35:08.

in the crowd as Ellie Downie got introduced on to the floor here. We

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have the vault final coming up. These days it's known as the

:35:15.:35:18.

vaulting table, it's revolutionised the sport now you have this metre

:35:19.:35:21.

square area to aim for. Yeah, it has. It changed back in 2000. It was

:35:22.:35:28.

done for safety reasons. Both men's and women's vaults have increased.

:35:29.:35:32.

On the women's side you are not going to make a final, or win a

:35:33.:35:39.

medal unless you are doing the two-and-a-half twisting. We will

:35:40.:35:43.

come to that move in a second. To start with, Dan, an idea of how this

:35:44.:35:47.

final will work. Gymnasts get two vaults. Two vaults with two

:35:48.:35:52.

different entries and they get averaged at the end. If you get 16.

:35:53.:35:59.

2 and 16. 1 you will get an average of 16. 15. Very good maths there!

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Let's look at those different entries and talk us through it. This

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is Ellie, you can see the hands are facing backwards, doing a backwards

:36:13.:36:19.

double twist. In comparison, you can enter the vault forward using the

:36:20.:36:22.

hand spring entry and multiple twists off it. Don't get caught out

:36:23.:36:28.

because some of the gymnasts will still use the round off entry but

:36:29.:36:32.

will do a half turn and still use the hand spring off and that's

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counted as a forward vault. OK. We have bills bills bills from the US

:36:38.:36:47.

-- Simone Biles, the highest qualifier and Hong Un Jong. The

:36:48.:36:54.

Korean was out of this world. Did about two three-and-a-halves and I

:36:55.:36:58.

didn't see a step. It's going to be a battle. She has the highest

:36:59.:37:03.

difficulty than Simone. It is going to be a close battle. Simone will be

:37:04.:37:12.

next up on stage. We saw the Chinese champion. It's difficult for the

:37:13.:37:16.

younger gymnasts to have two very difficult vaults at a young age.

:37:17.:37:20.

Yeah, Ellie is going to have a lower difficulty. But she's got very good

:37:21.:37:24.

form. The judges don't have much execution to take off her. It will

:37:25.:37:29.

be interesting to see how she's marked against those that have the

:37:30.:37:43.

two highest start values. A word on Dipa Karmakar from India, the first

:37:44.:37:47.

to qualify. She did the Commonwealth Games last year and medaled there.

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The first vault is impressive. It's a hand spring double vault. Not many

:37:54.:37:57.

are attempting it. She did it very well in qualification and that is

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the highest difficulty that you are going to see in this vault final.

:38:02.:38:08.

Well, Simone Biles took silver at the last worlds behind Hong Un Jong,

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separated by 0. 0.045. This is going to be an incredible battle. We see

:38:19.:38:28.

them in the order they go in. Christine, where do you see this

:38:29.:38:35.

final going? Probably to the Korean. Like Beth said, she looked

:38:36.:38:41.

efficient. Steingruber is good as well and also Paseka. I think it's

:38:42.:38:44.

going to be quite a fight. They'll all need to perform well to medal.

:38:45.:38:48.

It's not going to be a case of get your feet down and the medal is

:38:49.:38:55.

yours. Well, let's get down to the end of the vault runway. This is

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Moreno Medina from Mexico. Has been on the vaulting scene for some years

:39:03.:39:09.

now. Made many a world final. Last one back in 2011.

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21 years old. So, just a reminder, two vaults. The

:39:18.:39:30.

average is taken. She has two really quite difficult vaults, tariffed

:39:31.:39:33.

over six difficulty. She's nominated the first with 6. 2

:39:34.:39:47.

in difficulty. All eyes are on her, there is no other gymnastics on in

:39:48.:39:54.

the arena. Talk about feeling you are in the spotlight! Not for the

:39:55.:39:59.

faint-hearted. It's all or nothing on this piece of apparatus. It's

:40:00.:40:05.

over in the blink of an eye. Vault number one then for Moreno

:40:06.:40:12.

Medina. Really powerful. Going to approach it forwards. Very good

:40:13.:40:17.

effort. She went for the hand spring straight front with one-and-a-half

:40:18.:40:24.

twists. Good shape. But she had a heavy pike down on the landing. Very

:40:25.:40:30.

impressive, though. Into the straight shape. Twist. A little bit

:40:31.:40:37.

low. Skip forward. It will be expensive, but very adventurous. A

:40:38.:40:42.

big push. Twist in the straight body. That big push you are talking

:40:43.:40:48.

about there, that block, that's so important. Almost the front of the

:40:49.:40:53.

table there. Front of the table is a little sprung. If you can hit the

:40:54.:40:56.

right point it gives you a little bit of spring, as well. Of course

:40:57.:41:00.

you need to be quite a big gymnast to commit that because then you have

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to launch over the table and not land on it. Mitch, there is a couple

:41:04.:41:10.

of different springboards down there, as well. They'll be different

:41:11.:41:19.

springiness. Yes, it's all about the reaction, the more springs the

:41:20.:41:22.

quicker the reaction. Some people like a slow reaction. The light

:41:23.:41:27.

gymnasts will use one with less springs in. Some of the gymnasts

:41:28.:41:31.

here are very slight and light. That's when the coaches will change

:41:32.:41:35.

the board. There you can see the score for vault number one. A

:41:36.:41:40.

difficulty of 6. 2. You may just be able to see over the corner of her

:41:41.:41:46.

shoulder, at the side, you will see the scorecard of what the difficulty

:41:47.:41:52.

is for the next vault. Maybe you won't from this angle.

:41:53.:41:56.

But I can see it from here. I can tell you it's a six.

:41:57.:42:02.

As Dan said, this has to be different. Can't go on forwards. She

:42:03.:42:10.

turns. Double twist. That's the half turn on. Straight one-and-a-half

:42:11.:42:14.

somersault off with two twists. Very difficult. It's why it's given the

:42:15.:42:22.

tariff of six. But again the step to the side. The characteristic with

:42:23.:42:28.

her is she attacks it, doesn't she? So aggressive in her approach and

:42:29.:42:32.

thumps out those vaults. You can see it here. What an example

:42:33.:42:43.

of it. Lovely power. Twist to the side. Step to the side.

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That will be seen. That will be deducted. Yeah, it comes from the

:42:50.:42:53.

feet over the top on the first move on the flight on. She was already a

:42:54.:43:01.

little bit offline. But tremendous achievement to make the World

:43:02.:43:06.

Championship vault final. Top eight gymnasts in the world on vault. For

:43:07.:43:13.

many of the gymnasts that's a huge ambition and achievement. Actually

:43:14.:43:16.

the feet weren't completely around the two twists, so the judges, if

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they want, could not give it. So that's the score to beat.

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The average of the two vaults. Ellie Downie now at the end of the

:43:31.:43:38.

vault runway. Junior European champion last year.

:43:39.:43:42.

Gave a great vault for the team and that's another beautiful vault. You

:43:43.:43:46.

can see she's got bags of height and flight. Plenty of time really to add

:43:47.:43:52.

in another half twist for Rio. We talked about early on the platform

:43:53.:43:58.

and she did hit the right spot and absolutely rocketed up from that,

:43:59.:44:03.

great stuff. She's a fabulous vaulter. You can see the height. She

:44:04.:44:14.

almost had too much flight. Such a lovely conversion upwards. Slightly

:44:15.:44:19.

to the side, but in the air so efficient. Here is the shot where

:44:20.:44:27.

she makes contact. Bang! Yeah, very, very good technically, Ellie. As you

:44:28.:44:33.

say, Chris, looking ahead to Rio, the team definitely qualify with

:44:34.:44:37.

that historic bronze medal and to come to an arena like this and know

:44:38.:44:42.

you can get that kind of height here must fill her with absolute

:44:43.:44:45.

confidence. Yes, without any doubt, if you want a medal at the Olympics

:44:46.:44:50.

you will need to do a two-and-a-half.

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This one is a difficulty of 5. 6. She holds such beautiful form. Let's

:45:02.:45:07.

hope she can today. A half turn on. She's forward. Straight somersault.

:45:08.:45:13.

A half twist. Now we see gymnasts sometimes compromise pike and arch.

:45:14.:45:16.

She absolutely holds that straight body.

:45:17.:45:25.

Wonderful execution through the vault. You need to be really squared

:45:26.:45:39.

to make contact with the platform. The half turn... She was very

:45:40.:45:45.

square. Beautiful. The gymnasts with the bigger start put another twist

:45:46.:45:50.

in that, but I'm sure you guys would agree, there is plenty of airtime to

:45:51.:45:55.

put in another twist. And the shape is right, dead straight, very

:45:56.:45:59.

efficient, twisting around that axis. Such lovely technique. Super

:46:00.:46:08.

vaulting. So although a medal might be a long shot today, British

:46:09.:46:13.

gymnastics feel very hopeful for the future for Ellie as a vaulter. And a

:46:14.:46:23.

reminder that she is 16 years old. What a score, Ellie Downey into the

:46:24.:46:26.

lead at the moment. Still plenty of gymnasts to go in the women'svault

:46:27.:46:29.

world final. Gold at last year's worlds, gold at

:46:30.:46:55.

the Olympics. Super efficient. There's the two and a half twists.

:46:56.:47:01.

She just puts it up so high. Two and a half is easy for her. A

:47:02.:47:06.

pasteboard, but if you look at the height involved in the air, that is

:47:07.:47:12.

what sets her apart. -- a pace forward. Beautifully technically

:47:13.:47:20.

down. Hands on quickly. They turned out as she hits it, so she can keep

:47:21.:47:30.

the elbows straight and pop. And the leg form through the air...

:47:31.:47:38.

Shoulders extended. Dutiful work. -- beautiful work. The transfer of

:47:39.:47:44.

energy, it's a very complicated move. It is. And the straight arms

:47:45.:47:51.

makes it even more efficient. She has given herself time, only in the

:47:52.:47:57.

last phase of flight did she break form. A fabulous vault. The judges

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agreed. This next vault, believe it or not,

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is even harder. Talk about saving your best for last. My word. 6.4,

:48:14.:48:15.

this one. The half turn on, and one and one

:48:16.:48:28.

and a half twists. Really well performed. Fantastic defence of her

:48:29.:48:37.

title. Fabulous stuff. She has laid down the gauntlet for Simone Biles.

:48:38.:48:43.

Keeps up the difficulty, the style, and definitely keeps up the

:48:44.:48:47.

challenge. In the warm-up, her coach stood on a chair to give her a bit

:48:48.:48:54.

of lift off the top! She put the chair of the mat, a rickety chair,

:48:55.:48:58.

and gave her a little bit on the top to give her the airtime. She didn't

:48:59.:49:04.

need it there, did she? She wasn't really square on. In fact, not quite

:49:05.:49:10.

as efficient, this bit, as Ellie Downey's. She wasn't quite fully

:49:11.:49:16.

around, so will she be given the full forward? She well. The

:49:17.:49:23.

deductions will be for directions. That is now the school to beat. Hong

:49:24.:49:31.

goes into the lead. Ellie Downey, currently in second.

:49:32.:49:39.

Steingruber, former European champion. The height off that was

:49:40.:50:01.

phenomenal. Concise, job done. Precision. I love to see landings

:50:02.:50:08.

like that. Hardly a bend in the legs. Shoulders up, bang, lovely.

:50:09.:50:14.

Really good work. We have seen this gymnast row over the last couple of

:50:15.:50:18.

years, and she is vaulting better here than we have seen her. --

:50:19.:50:20.

grow. The judges are quite careful with

:50:21.:50:29.

these deductions. They have the lines on the mat so it is clear if

:50:30.:50:32.

they have deviated from the centre at all. A good opener, anyway.

:50:33.:50:42.

Anything can happen on vault. Going into this, our eyes would have

:50:43.:50:45.

potentially been on the bronze medal for her. A real challenge between

:50:46.:50:51.

her and the next gymnast, Paseka, and Simone Biles still to come from

:50:52.:50:58.

the USA. 15.5 is a great start for Steingruber. The next vault is

:50:59.:51:04.

slightly easier. 5.8, posted up on the difficulty scoreboard behind

:51:05.:51:09.

her. She has struggled a bit in the past on her second vault. She lifts

:51:10.:51:14.

up... That was a shame. She lost herself on that. Did it hurt? I

:51:15.:51:21.

think she landed on a bit of a straight knee. It did hurt. A brave

:51:22.:51:28.

effort to walk away. It wasn't on, really. We have seen her in training

:51:29.:51:34.

struggling a bit with the double twist, and she lost herself a bit.

:51:35.:51:40.

One, and she just came out at the half. Yes, that looks not very

:51:41.:51:42.

comfortable. She didn't really break out... She

:51:43.:51:56.

went straight for that leg. She knew she had hurt her knee. Oh, dear. She

:51:57.:52:04.

does also have a place in the floor final. So, let's just hope

:52:05.:52:10.

everything is all right for Steingruber. She had time to get

:52:11.:52:20.

around. That's Sharp. She had time to get around the two twists, she

:52:21.:52:24.

just lost herself a little bit. The Swiss national coach looks on with

:52:25.:52:31.

great concern. And with those forward landings, it is very

:52:32.:52:34.

difficult to spot where the floor is, because you can't see it.

:52:35.:52:39.

Especially as she wasn't intending to land forward, she was expecting

:52:40.:52:43.

the land backwards. One of those cases, Chris, where she was an

:52:44.:52:45.

cited. -- uncited. Downie is in second for Great

:52:46.:52:57.

Britain, behind Hong Un-jong. Paseka was a medallist in the

:52:58.:53:20.

Olympics. Her legs were everywhere, but the height and flight is good.

:53:21.:53:27.

How sharp they have to be on that turn.

:53:28.:53:36.

The half turn on, and one and a half twists off. It looked better from

:53:37.:53:43.

this side. From the other side, you could see how the legs split as she

:53:44.:53:47.

hit and then snapped together to create the twist, which will be

:53:48.:53:54.

deducted. Very complicated, complex vault. Takes a lot of training, that

:53:55.:54:01.

one. A good stab at it. The legs a little alive. -- a little awry. She

:54:02.:54:14.

would have been competing neck and neck with Steingruber, so slightly

:54:15.:54:17.

lost her focus having seen what happened to Steingruber. A big

:54:18.:54:27.

tariff of 6.4, difficulty. A big score for vault number one. The next

:54:28.:54:30.

one a smidgen easier, at 6.3. She needs over 14.56 to go into

:54:31.:54:47.

third. Very good, two and a half twists. Her favourite vault.

:54:48.:54:54.

She got a huge mark for the first one considering I thought she was a

:54:55.:55:02.

little untidy. This was much tidier. The bronze medallist in London at

:55:03.:55:06.

the Olympics on the vault, so one of the more experienced gymnasts here.

:55:07.:55:13.

The current European vault champion. You can see from the overhead camera

:55:14.:55:21.

that she uses the split leg again. On the side on view, the judges

:55:22.:55:28.

can't see that is clearly. But the flight is very good and she was

:55:29.:55:29.

clearly down the middle. So at the moment, Paseka leads Hong

:55:30.:55:56.

Un-jong. Downie in third. The Chinese champion will be up next,

:55:57.:56:05.

Wang Ya n. Simone Biles after her, and then the Indian gymnast Karmakar

:56:06.:56:08.

will be the last to go. This gymnast got gold at the

:56:09.:56:18.

European youth Olympics last year, just 16 years old. Little, but

:56:19.:56:27.

powerful. The double twisting Tsukuhara. A tiny little gymnast,

:56:28.:56:31.

she rocketed up. Very efficient, and how clean was the twisting shape? I

:56:32.:56:39.

thought it was clean, straight or the way. A little pike, and write

:56:40.:56:53.

down the middle, Mr Bing Crosby! The menus the turn on and don't keep the

:56:54.:56:58.

feet over their head, so that is very nice vaulting indeed. -- the

:56:59.:57:01.

men use. The chest was well down on landing,

:57:02.:57:13.

so that will be deducted, but it is a big tariff, six difficulty. She is

:57:14.:57:19.

using the technique of the men, where they really just quarter on,

:57:20.:57:25.

and then one and a half twists out of it. Very efficient. She is after

:57:26.:57:37.

a total of 14.9 to knock Ellie out of the medals. This next vault is

:57:38.:57:45.

even harder. She is posting 6.2 on the difficulty scoreboard.

:57:46.:57:51.

She is actually with good, strong, powerful legs as she runs. Made for

:57:52.:58:05.

vault. Very aggressive. The feat in and out very fast, and it was the

:58:06.:58:09.

straight with one and a half twists, just undercooked it. I love the way

:58:10.:58:17.

she skips along the run, light, fast and powerful. What a shame about the

:58:18.:58:22.

landing. She will have another final, the beam, tomorrow. For a

:58:23.:58:28.

little gymnast, you have to get the feet up and over your head so

:58:29.:58:33.

rapidly to do the straight front somersault with one and a half

:58:34.:58:36.

twists. She knew she had to go for the difficulty. Was it a definite

:58:37.:58:44.

touch? Yes, I think so. She seemed to hit one side of the Springboard

:58:45.:58:50.

there. And they have coils, so you get a bit of a lopsided recoil from

:58:51.:58:54.

the board if you don't hit the centre. Yes, she did, twice. The

:58:55.:59:01.

deduction for lack of height and flight. So she will be hammered for

:59:02.:59:09.

that, unfortunately. At three o'clock today, the men's pommel

:59:10.:59:16.

final, two British men, Louis Smith and Max Whitlock. Wang, in fourth.

:59:17.:59:27.

The British men will be thinking in their minds, what they are going to

:59:28.:59:32.

do, the difficulty level. Stay with us for that. Simone Biles took

:59:33.:59:38.

silver at last year's World Championships. She needs a total of

:59:39.:59:47.

over 15.63. This vault is quite astounding. Have you seen anyone fly

:59:48.:59:55.

higher and be tighter in the air? It was fantastic. Nonchalantly walks

:59:56.:00:03.

off the mat at the end! She knows the job is only half done. Absolute

:00:04.:00:13.

focus. It took my breath away. It's a rocket take-off, isn't it?

:00:14.:00:19.

Unbelievable. Again, she hits in just the right position, and then

:00:20.:00:23.

she almost seems to hover through the shoulders, the fingers. She

:00:24.:00:27.

finds an extra bit of height after, and then wrapping it up. No twisting

:00:28.:00:34.

off the top there. The form and style in-flight...

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The all-around champion gets 15.9 for vault number one. Made history

:00:42.:00:49.

with three consecutive titles in the women's all-around competition. The

:00:50.:00:54.

medal tally is not over yet, I'm sure. She does do a slightly

:00:55.:01:03.

simpler second vault, so it has to be perfect. The half turn, the

:01:04.:01:06.

straight body, and it pretty well was perfect! She heard you! Great

:01:07.:01:10.

stuff from her. One-and-a-half twists was clean. Did

:01:11.:01:30.

I give an extra twist there? Was I too generous? I think just the half.

:01:31.:01:36.

She does it so cleanly she fools you into thinking there is more twists.

:01:37.:01:43.

Lovely shape. Clean execution. If we are being picky, she was slightly

:01:44.:01:53.

offline! Go on, Matt, find a 10th somewhere. She her body shape in

:01:54.:02:02.

flight just perfectly. A joy to watch and witness. So close at last

:02:03.:02:18.

year's vault final. Oh! Third. Chris, you sit there with a raised

:02:19.:02:25.

eyebrow. Well, the tariff was down. The tariff was lower. It was only a

:02:26.:02:31.

5. 6. I guess that's what lost it for her. Talking of tariffs... Yes,

:02:32.:02:41.

Dipa Karmakar with a seven difficulty.

:02:42.:02:46.

And she has to squeeze this in. Oh! Just got her feet down. If you don't

:02:47.:02:52.

get the feet down first it's a zero. I think she did. She did. The spin,

:02:53.:03:00.

she was a little late getting in, I think. Didn't get the reaction from

:03:01.:03:06.

the top of the table. But she span when she had so. -- when she had to.

:03:07.:03:13.

Yes, cleanly feet first. I think deduction for a low landing and I

:03:14.:03:17.

know it sounds ridiculous, but she tucked the legs a bit early, a bit

:03:18.:03:24.

of a deduction for that. But a very ambitious vault. It's a sit down.

:03:25.:03:33.

That's a sit that. That angle certainly made it look like it,

:03:34.:03:39.

didn't it? Yeah. Hey has to lose a mark for that. I think so. She

:03:40.:03:44.

scored 15. 1 in qualification with that vault. Similar thing happened.

:03:45.:03:49.

You have to remember that this vault is being marked out of 17. Slightly

:03:50.:03:56.

better than qualification. So her final vault and the final

:03:57.:04:11.

vault of this women's world vault final. It's a six difficulty.

:04:12.:04:19.

She went on forwards for the hand spring, so now she has to turn on.

:04:20.:04:28.

Here we go. Oh! Double twist on. She stuttered to the side. A great

:04:29.:04:33.

achievement for a gymnast from India to have made a world final, the

:04:34.:04:36.

first time a female gymnast has achieved that. She will be a little

:04:37.:04:40.

bit disappointed with the performance. Well, she will need 14.

:04:41.:04:47.

899 to knock Ellie Downie out of 4th position.

:04:48.:04:54.

That's going to be heavily deducted, isn't it? Legs apart on contact. No

:04:55.:05:03.

landing, to the side. -- low landing to the side. She just managed to

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keep her hands off the floor. But there was plenty of deductions for

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the judges to get their teeth into. So the European champion looks

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pretty comfortable. Until we see this final score it will not be

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confirmed. Karamakar finishes in 5th place. There is the new world

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champion on vault, Maria Paseka from Russia takes the title.

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Well, a bit of a surprise really, wasn't it, Chris? Yes, it really

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was. It was difficulty that made the difference. Hong Un Jong in most

:06:07.:06:15.

people's minds was the favourite. She is good in the air, as well.

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Simone Biles, what about that? Yes, I think she would be surprised. I am

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sure she could up the difficulty of that second vault and maybe she will

:06:28.:06:31.

feel she has to for the Olympics now which would be great. Maria Paseka

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is the gold medallist then. Simone Biles has to be content with bronze.

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Great job from Ellie Downie. For the moment she's battling -- for a

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moment she was battling for bronze. To vault with such confidence is

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great for the future. Yes indeed. I think just in a second we can talk

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to Ellie about that. Ellie, 4th on the first individual

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World Championships final. How happy are you with that? Over the moon. I

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know what I had to do what I am doing in training, couldn't have

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done them better so pleased. Mitch and Christine commented you looked

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confident. Did you have any nerves? I wasn't too nervous, vaults are my

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sprongest piece and I kind of know what I am didding. -- strongest. I

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had to do the best I could. You are still young, there is still much

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more time to improve? I am not disappointed at all. The first world

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vault final and coming in 4th is amazing. I have some upgraedz for

:07:44.:07:47.

next year so I know that when they're ready I could be pushing for

:07:48.:07:51.

those medals. You are not finished yet. You still have the floor final.

:07:52.:07:54.

How do you feel going into that? I have to do the best I can. I

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qualified in 8th and I have to go out there and enjoy it. Well done,

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thank you. Thank you. Well, Beth, very impressive vaulting

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indeed from Ellie Downie. Really a similar tactic to Simone Biles, went

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for the easier second vault and sometimes it can pay off. It can.

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She has clean form and knows those vaults inside out. She knows exactly

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how to land them and like she said she has upgrades at home that maybe

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weren't ready for these championships so who knows what we

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can see from this young star. Dan, as far as back in the training gym

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is concerned what will be happening to perfect that extra little bit of

:08:42.:08:44.

twist there ready for Rio? I think she will be working on getting a

:08:45.:08:50.

little bit more height and consistency in training, maybe to

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get extra twists or upping the second vault for more twists. You

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will do it into a foam pit and when it's ready finally go over hard.

:09:01.:09:05.

Having these all round gymnasts that can specialise in one particular

:09:06.:09:09.

field, that really is the goal for British gymnastics as we know it so

:09:10.:09:12.

you have the chance at individual all rounds and a chance at team and

:09:13.:09:16.

Ellie is a perfect example of that. She is. That's what has helped

:09:17.:09:20.

British gymnastics rise up through the ranks. We have so many strong

:09:21.:09:23.

individualists but they're also strong on the all round. Every time

:09:24.:09:27.

you are stepping out into this competition arena you are picking up

:09:28.:09:31.

that experience and getting used to the crowds. This was I think her

:09:32.:09:35.

fourth competition out. By tomorrow she will be a dab hand at this and

:09:36.:09:39.

not phased by the at miss fear. Very shortly we will be able to see Louis

:09:40.:09:44.

Smith and Max Whitlock in the pommel horse final. There is a slight

:09:45.:09:47.

hiccup in his preparations for that because he has to come out and get a

:09:48.:09:52.

medal for floor. He would rather be obviously in the gym, would he not,

:09:53.:09:55.

and receive the medal at the end of the day? He would. Rather be back

:09:56.:09:59.

there preparing for the pommel but he is one of the last gymnasts up so

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he has time to mentally prepare after he gets the silver medal. He

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will be happy to come out, get the medal in front of a home crowd and

:10:07.:10:09.

look forward to the pommel final. We don't want to miss a thing on this

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ceremony. We will hand over to Mitch and Christine in the commentary box

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to talk us through Max getting that remarkable silver medal on floor.

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Remarkable it was really. He has had a series of tests over the past days

:10:27.:10:32.

and kept his stamina, kept his focus and produced a great floor.

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This is a great start. He twists so efficiently. A stylish gymnast, as

:10:40.:10:51.

well, Christine. He is. He hauls had that flair on the floor -- he has

:10:52.:10:56.

always had that flair on the floor. He has worked extremely hard to pick

:10:57.:11:02.

up the other apparatus to become the great all-rounder he is. I think

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even though Max would have been disappointed yesterday to have made

:11:07.:11:12.

a mistake and not have got the medal, I think he hasn't had a great

:11:13.:11:18.

year. He suffered a little bit with ill-health and it's just not been an

:11:19.:11:23.

easy year for him. So to come off the back of a year that hasn't been

:11:24.:11:28.

perfect and actually come so close to the world champion I think it

:11:29.:11:34.

will have given him a bit of a boost. Santana, joyfully, takes to

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the medal podium. The complete showman, isn't he, Mitch?

:11:51.:11:53.

Definitely. Played to the crowd and so he should. A great performance.

:11:54.:12:01.

Representing Great Britain, Max Whitlock! Here he is, the young man,

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he served himself and his country very well indeed in that final to

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take a silver medal. Max Whitlock for Great Britain takes

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the silver. The winner of the gold medal and 2015 men's floor world

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champion, representing Japan, Kenzo Shirai. Was it ever really in doubt?

:12:52.:12:56.

I don't think so. MrTwister and MrPopular. Very unassuming young man

:12:57.:13:03.

with superb technique and a wonderful twisting repertoire. A

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worthy world champion. Fantastic floor work from these three young

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men and Kenzo Shirai comes out top with a gold medal well deserved.

:13:20.:13:33.

The first of five gold medals to be presented today goes around the neck

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of Kenzo Shirai. I remember him as a gymnast, presenting the medals.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of Japan.

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Kenzo, arigato! A lovely smile, we have said before, he is a very

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unassuming man. A third gold medal for Japan. They have been at the top

:15:22.:15:29.

in the team, in the individual, now the first apparatus medal goes to

:15:30.:15:33.

Japan. Really showing their dominance at this championships.

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Gold to Kenzo Shirai. Silver for Max Whitlock. Santana takes the bronze.

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And what a floor final it was. Max Whitlock will refocus for the

:15:55.:16:05.

pommel, which will be up shortly. With two British gymnast in that

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final, we have dimensioned Dan Purvis as well, who finished in

:16:10.:16:14.

fifth. That is it for finals for him, but what a World Championships

:16:15.:16:19.

is as bad. Definitely. He can walk away with his head held high, he has

:16:20.:16:24.

not made a single mistake, he has been amazing individually and for

:16:25.:16:29.

the team. What a World Championships it has been for him. To put in these

:16:30.:16:34.

consistent 15 scores, that is so important of the world stage. It is

:16:35.:16:38.

important not only for himself but for the British team. He really put

:16:39.:16:41.

in the effort for the silver medal for the team. In the Rio games, they

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are going to be looking for consistency and difficulty, and

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Andorra ticks both of those boxes. Does he have quite a bit of fuel

:16:51.:16:54.

left in the tank? Yes. He has been working for some upgrades on the

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floor, they weren't quite ready, working really hard so he can push

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into the medals. Talking of the rest of the British team, let's have a

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look ahead to the finals on their way this afternoon.

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Ruby Harrold will compete in the uneven bars finals. Bronze in the

:17:18.:17:27.

Commonwealth Games, and an impressive team final routine. Max

:17:28.:17:31.

Whitlock refocusing after the silver on floor, going for gold in the

:17:32.:17:34.

pommel final. The biggest challenge will be Louis Smith. How difficult

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will he go? How fit is he, after this remarkable comeback he has had?

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Time will tell. It won't be long before the boys are out in the

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arena. I think Louis is going to be feeling, well, he will be as relaxed

:17:54.:17:58.

as he possibly can be under this kind of pleasure. Yes, since Louis

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has made his comeback, he has seemed the most calm and chilled out he has

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ever been, and his form has been fantastic. Dan mentioned he has had

:18:09.:18:12.

ten competitions this year and his lowest score has been 15.3. That

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gives them confidence. His advantage is he has not done as many

:18:17.:18:22.

competitions as the rest, so he is fresh. So you could be joined? You

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are the only world champion we have got. It was a title that changed

:18:27.:18:31.

British gymnastics as we knew it. Just before this competition, we

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delved into the archives and went back to that golden year of 2006.

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What do you remember about this bit? Not a lot. You kind of go into

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autopilot. A very big series. Two releases.

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This is the one that came to grief last time. She went for broke! , on,

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she must keep her concentration. More big skills to come. -- come on.

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This was where we had a few problems last time. Full pirouette into the

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dismount. SQL twisting double back, wow! Fantastic. -- full twisting

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double back. Yes! The relief in your face as you start waving to the

:19:50.:19:54.

crowd there... It was because everyone else around me was so

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nervous. Very impressive still. Obviously you knew you had done your

:19:56.:20:09.

best here. The weight must have been horrendous. That's the hardest part,

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waiting for your score, because there is nothing you can do. Did you

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think you had got it at this point? No. She has scored 16.2! Fantastic!

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How about that? Britain's Beth Tweddle is in the lead! Did you

:20:32.:20:38.

think there are could beat you? I knew if she did her normal routine,

:20:39.:20:43.

she couldn't, but you never believe it until you see the scores. Were

:20:44.:20:48.

you watching really closely? Yes! Everyone was. There's the score, she

:20:49.:20:56.

is in third, so hey, we have a world champion!

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It's the dream, to be world champion. There's nobody on the

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planet better than you. When you hear that news, you have got the

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flag... I don't know what I was going! I just ran around with it.

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That is what you do when you are world champion! I cringe watching

:21:18.:21:27.

this! Why? We have to applaud. The flag didn't leave me all night, I

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took it on the podium. Amazing. There you are with the world gold

:21:33.:21:38.

around your neck. How did that compared to the first medal you won

:21:39.:21:42.

as a little gymnast? So much more special. I think because no one had

:21:43.:21:52.

ever done it. Do I sing, do I not? I chose not to, I think. Absolutely

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tremendous. Unbelievable. There you are, Beth, at 21! A

:21:55.:22:10.

youngster! How did that moment change your life? Two other world

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titles followed. I wouldn't say it changed my life. Between myself and

:22:17.:22:20.

my coach, it changed the belief. A lot of people said we could win a

:22:21.:22:24.

world title but until you get the medal around your neck, you don't

:22:25.:22:28.

really believe it. For the whole of British gymnastics, the younger

:22:29.:22:31.

generation coming through, they were thinking, it has always been Russia,

:22:32.:22:36.

Romania, America, and now suddenly British gymnastics is able to pick

:22:37.:22:40.

up a medal. So hopefully a lot of youngsters were inspired to follow

:22:41.:22:45.

in my footsteps. You didn't just do it on one piece of apparatus. There

:22:46.:22:49.

are only four in women still aspects, and to be world champion on

:22:50.:22:54.

two of them... When I did it in London, it was a surprise. I wanted

:22:55.:23:01.

to come away with a bar medal and I crashed out in qualification. I

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remember thinking, why do I do gymnastics and put myself through

:23:06.:23:09.

this disappointment? But I ended up in the floor vinyl, went up first

:23:10.:23:12.

and my name stayed at the top of the board. -- floor final. It was the

:23:13.:23:18.

best feeling, it almost meant more to me. Maria Paseka takes gold, Hong

:23:19.:23:28.

Un-jong, a silver medal. And Simone Biles takes the bronze back to the

:23:29.:23:33.

USA. She played it a little safe on the second vault to come third.

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There is the new world champion. Ladies and gentlemen, the National

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anthem of the Russian Federation. Maria Paseka vaults her way to the

:23:50.:25:17.

world title. Glasgow, show your appreciation for our World

:25:18.:25:22.

Championship medallists! No doubt you have been inspired by what you

:25:23.:25:25.

are watching, and if you would like to get involved in sport in general,

:25:26.:25:31.

have a look at our website. Lots of information on there on how you can

:25:32.:25:35.

get involved. Every athlete has that certain person, maybe sees a certain

:25:36.:25:41.

moment, that makes them feel like they can achieve greatness. And here

:25:42.:25:44.

is Louis Smith's inspiration. My idol in gymnastics was a Romanian

:25:45.:25:54.

gymnast. He was exceptional on the pommel horse. He scored a perfect

:25:55.:25:58.

ten back in the day, I remember watching him. He has got a ten! The

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first time since this has been introduced. Look at his face! I

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idolised this guy, I wanted to be like him. I did the Glasgow Grand

:26:14.:26:19.

Prix at 16 years old, competing against him. I'm a member doing this

:26:20.:26:27.

competition and looking over and thinking, that's him. -- I remember

:26:28.:26:31.

doing this competition. I couldn't believe it. I qualified for the

:26:32.:26:43.

final with Krisztian Berki and Urzica. I remember standing on the

:26:44.:26:47.

podium, and right then, it changed. It went from being a fan boy to

:26:48.:26:52.

suddenly... I can't wait to beat you. I went from not believing I

:26:53.:26:59.

could compete against them to suddenly, I really want to kick your

:27:00.:27:06.

backside. It was so surreal. Someone I idolised, a role model on TV, to

:27:07.:27:11.

suddenly I almost beat him at 16 years old. It was crazy. And Louis

:27:12.:27:18.

has continued to beat some of the finest gymnasts in the world.

:27:19.:27:24.

Exciting news, well, it isn't for Krisztian Berki, the Olympic

:27:25.:27:29.

champion hasn't qualified for this final. So this could well be Louis

:27:30.:27:37.

's chance, and Max's chance as well. Louis Smith had a moment in the team

:27:38.:27:41.

final, he muscled through and stayed on, and that is the key on this

:27:42.:27:47.

piece. Definitely. He went for a more difficult routine in the team

:27:48.:27:50.

final. It was good for him to get that routine under his belt in this

:27:51.:27:53.

arena so he was fully confident ahead of the final. Beth, it is

:27:54.:28:00.

always that conundrum of difficulty versus execution, because we know

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that Macs can do a very difficult routine as well. Usually in finals,

:28:05.:28:10.

gymnasts will tend to raise their game. Louis is going in the middle

:28:11.:28:15.

of the field so he will have to decide whether to go for the more

:28:16.:28:18.

difficult routine. Personally, I think he will go for broke, he has

:28:19.:28:24.

nothing to lose. Max is at the end so he can decide which routine to

:28:25.:28:28.

put out there. The first gymnast coming out is the European silver

:28:29.:28:37.

medallist, the, from Armenia. He is more than handy. Merdinyan. He has

:28:38.:28:45.

been inconsistent in the past but he did a really nice routine in

:28:46.:28:48.

qualification, so interesting to see what he can do here today. Vernyayev

:28:49.:28:58.

will be next up. He did not have much fun in the all-around on the

:28:59.:29:02.

pommel. But if he hits, he is going to be hard to beat. He is going to

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be hard to beat, but having had the disappointment last night, he will

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want to rectify it. He is one to watch. He has strength of

:29:13.:29:16.

character, he has come back after disappointment and won world

:29:17.:29:19.

titles, so he is a dark horse. And he posted a 7 difficulty in

:29:20.:29:26.

qualification. He is handy on the pommel, if he can stay on, he will

:29:27.:29:31.

come away with a big score. Some big guns in this, it's not going to be

:29:32.:29:47.

an easy final to win. This is the US champion, Naddour. Max will have

:29:48.:29:51.

watched all of these gymnasts burst, or maybe he will be training and not

:29:52.:29:57.

paying any attention at all. That is your tactic. -- gymnasts first.

:29:58.:30:07.

Scott will be keeping an eye on it for Max I think he will look at the

:30:08.:30:12.

presentation and then be back in the gym taking his mind off what

:30:13.:30:18.

everyone else is doing. What a competition the Japanese gymnasts

:30:19.:30:24.

are having. He was alongside Uchimura, who won his sixth

:30:25.:30:27.

consecutive title. This man definitely wants a medal hanging

:30:28.:30:31.

around his neck at the end of today. Who knows what colour it will

:30:32.:30:36.

be? He knows what it is like to medal at this level. Louis Smith,

:30:37.:30:44.

looking calm. He looks really calm, looks like he is enjoying every

:30:45.:30:48.

moment. Relaxed, and that is good to see. He has the gloves on, to keep

:30:49.:30:56.

his hands warm, Beth. It is very important. Because he is in the

:30:57.:31:00.

middle of the pack, he has to decide, does he go back to the

:31:01.:31:03.

warm-up gym, does he stay out? By the look of the gloves, he has

:31:04.:31:07.

chosen to stay in the arena and get the atmosphere. Another world and

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Olympic finalist, Vid Hidvegi. He is quite used to this competition. He

:31:14.:31:19.

went to college in Leeds. He competed alongside us as a guest in

:31:20.:31:23.

the British Championships for a couple of years, so we know him very

:31:24.:31:24.

well. Not the highest start value, but

:31:25.:31:34.

what he does is very clean, so he can expect in the low 15s. Someone

:31:35.:31:40.

to keep an eye on, Robert Seligman. He was fifth in last year's worlds,

:31:41.:31:47.

fourth in the Euros. If the others crumble, he is consistent. There is

:31:48.:31:52.

always that chance. That is what it is about in the final, if you can

:31:53.:31:56.

put in a good routine and stay on the pommel, you are going to be in

:31:57.:32:01.

with a chance. He is back. Is he ready? Has he had enough time to

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calm down since both -- since the silver medal on floor? The most

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almighty roar for Max Whitlock. It is great to be here. In everyday

:32:15.:32:20.

life now, people are able to name these British gymnasts. Back in the

:32:21.:32:24.

day, you would not even have known if a British gymnast was competing,

:32:25.:32:29.

but nowadays people are following the team's progress and they are

:32:30.:32:31.

able to tell you what they are up to. The preparation is over.

:32:32.:32:43.

The stage is set. The question is will Beth be joined as the only

:32:44.:32:53.

gymnast to have a world title? We are going to hand down to Mitch and

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Christine in the commentary box. What a final in store, the men's

:32:58.:33:01.

pommel horse. Mitch and Christine, over to you. Lots of British

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interest, of course. This is the most precarious of the men's

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apparatus. Harutyun Merdinyan from Armenia. Of course, no warm-up in

:33:16.:33:20.

the arena. They warmed up a couple of hours ago. They have to come in

:33:21.:33:27.

cold. He just had a little feel of the handles. And that's all. It's a

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huge test. First up in a world pommels final.

:33:43.:33:54.

Nice travelling scissor with half turn. Unusually simple start but he

:33:55.:34:05.

is into a rhythm very quickly. Good circles on one handle. Triple

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Russian. Three times around with a straight body. Likes his triple

:34:17.:34:34.

Russians this young man. Up he goes. Nicely through to go first up. Clean

:34:35.:34:43.

and efficient. Well done. Well, that looked to me quite a solid

:34:44.:34:47.

challenge. Might not be the most difficult but it was not shoddy. The

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difficulty score was 6. 7 in qualification so it's right up

:34:53.:34:54.

there. He didn't give much away at all. Absolutely. The trick is to go

:34:55.:35:01.

through on an apparatus like this, that's an advantage. Definite

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feather in his cap to go through as first up. Now the others have to

:35:06.:35:15.

watch it. A difficult job from the guy who qualified second. Got 15.

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466 in qualification. I would have thought he would be towards that,

:35:21.:35:27.

wouldn't you? His style was great. The transitions between the circles

:35:28.:35:31.

and the single leg work and the flairs were all very good. Very

:35:32.:35:35.

efficient indeed. He has to be around 15. 3. Is there a little bit

:35:36.:35:44.

of a hesitation on the dismount? Just paused slightly. That can make

:35:45.:35:50.

a difference. They like to see it swing all the way through, almost

:35:51.:35:53.

accelerated to the end. I think that was a good routine and certainly as

:35:54.:35:58.

first man up a great job. The pressure is on the others.

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Absolutely. That's when it's great to be first, when it all goes well!

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Oh, yes. What does the European silver medallist - what has he

:36:16.:36:19.

achieved here? Posted a difficulty score of 6. 7. He has matched that

:36:20.:36:26.

with difficulty. 15. 5. It's a big score. A great start. First up, a

:36:27.:36:34.

big score. The others really have to be on song here. On that difficulty

:36:35.:36:44.

theme, Oleg Verniaiev put up a seven difficulty in qualification. He can

:36:45.:36:53.

swing pommel horse, I tell you that. Light, quick, accurate. Great in the

:36:54.:37:01.

handstand. Nice little undercut to get into the second handstand.

:37:02.:37:10.

A little hesitation there. You have to keep the swing. Triple Russian

:37:11.:37:20.

between the handles, not a lot of room to do that skill.

:37:21.:37:26.

Great on one handle. There is the rushen on one handle. Back in,

:37:27.:37:37.

that's so difficult. -- Russian. Oh! You could see there, as he started

:37:38.:37:44.

that treble, but well rescued. He has his form back. Into the

:37:45.:37:51.

handstand. Lost the body shape, stayed on that end, but still built

:37:52.:37:56.

a sufficient difficulty dismount. Yeah, what a recovery. Whether or

:37:57.:37:59.

not he will get that seven value on the difficulty we will have to wait

:38:00.:38:04.

and see, but execution a few 10th, Chris. He just looked like a

:38:05.:38:08.

different gymnast to last night. We saw him in the all round last night

:38:09.:38:13.

when he could easily have been up there fourth on the pommel horse, he

:38:14.:38:17.

really looked so much more secure today. He has a lovely technique. I

:38:18.:38:22.

was really supplied to see this happen. -- really surprised to see

:38:23.:38:26.

this happen. Shoulders on the wrong side. He had to break form to keep

:38:27.:38:31.

contact. A big pike to get back in. The judges won't miss these things.

:38:32.:38:34.

But very much worth breaking form in order to stay on, Mitch. Oh, yes!

:38:35.:38:41.

Three 10ths against one whole mark. No brainer. There quick thinking

:38:42.:38:49.

because the body wasn't straight enough to travel and twist

:38:50.:38:57.

efficiently. Did well. 15. 5 the score to beat. I think he will be

:38:58.:39:05.

lucky to get that. I think so. His qualification score was 15. 15.

:39:06.:39:09.

Well, we will see what the judges come up with. They've to be super

:39:10.:39:15.

strict today and all be in line with their scores. Let's keep an eye on

:39:16.:39:19.

that difficulty score, as well. And see if they've deducted on that. The

:39:20.:39:24.

discussion will be whether the break of form was bad enough to take away

:39:25.:39:31.

the value of the difficulty. That's the discussion. Well, they've stuck

:39:32.:39:41.

with a seven. He gets 15. 266. Merdinyan still leads from Armenia.

:39:42.:39:48.

Alexander Naddour from the USA approaches the pommel horse. Been

:39:49.:39:51.

watching this guy all week training, in the same group as the Netherlands

:39:52.:39:57.

team, and he really is a good pommel worker. The United States have

:39:58.:40:05.

lacked those in the past. Lovely handstand. Good undercut into the

:40:06.:40:11.

second handstand. Slight lack of rhythm there.

:40:12.:40:17.

So much time on the one handle combinations, that's very unusual.

:40:18.:40:31.

Spindle catches so many out, but not him, not today.

:40:32.:40:31.

Oh! He did well to recover after that

:40:32.:40:46.

slight break of form. But again you cannot afford to give anything away.

:40:47.:40:54.

Really pacy routine. Like you say, Mitch, almost because he had such a

:40:55.:40:58.

good pacy routine he could cover it up and move into the next thing.

:40:59.:41:07.

Pretty impressive. He seemed to have so much time on one handle. The

:41:08.:41:11.

whole routine flowed very well. When you make a giant treble to set up a

:41:12.:41:17.

giant treble you have to keep form, get your shoulders over the right

:41:18.:41:21.

side of the handles. The gymnasts can feel when they need to split,

:41:22.:41:26.

feel when they need to get that extra little bit of swing, by fair

:41:27.:41:33.

means or foul. Look at this on the one handle. So much time. Not a lot

:41:34.:41:40.

of space there. He makes it. He is a good pommel worker.

:41:41.:41:48.

A little brush of the legs there. A bend of the knees. They're all

:41:49.:41:59.

little deductions from the judge's pen.

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The discussion now... Did they see it, he is saying? Yes, they did is

:42:18.:42:29.

the answer. 15. 2. Naddour in third as it stands at the moment.

:42:30.:42:36.

Five gymnasts left to go in this world pommel horse final. Kazuma

:42:37.:42:44.

Kaya is the next gymnast. Louis Smith is next after this.

:42:45.:42:53.

What impresses me about him is the sheer joy of being here and

:42:54.:42:58.

competing. Let's see if he can retain it over the next 40 seconds

:42:59.:43:09.

or so. Treble, in scissor. Not spectacular lash. Keeps the swing

:43:10.:43:15.

and rhythm. -- spectacular. Handstand. Nicely done.

:43:16.:43:28.

He is making a combination now. The difficulty is there. He did that

:43:29.:43:34.

treble without a break of form. And again. Slight pike on the end. He is

:43:35.:43:45.

going well. This will be the break into the handstand sequence. Safely

:43:46.:43:49.

through. He is up there. Look at him. He is celebrating again. He is

:43:50.:43:54.

loving it. A mature performance for an 18-year-old. He's loved this

:43:55.:43:59.

championships. You can see a real showman. Full of enthusiasm. Quite

:44:00.:44:08.

different to the usual demeanour of the Japanese gymnasts. Yes, this was

:44:09.:44:15.

relatively simple in the start and the pick up. Then he got into the

:44:16.:44:19.

real business of the routine after this handstand. Did the very

:44:20.:44:30.

difficult move. Some marks are lost when you pick up from this work into

:44:31.:44:38.

the circles. He is not fully extended but it's a clean, efficient

:44:39.:44:52.

swing. Makes the treble. A D dismount with a little flourish,

:44:53.:44:57.

as well. He was in control. Well done, young man. When we say they

:44:58.:45:01.

have to include the ten best elements, they have to include the

:45:02.:45:05.

dismount in that, so it has to be of a high level. If you want to just

:45:06.:45:10.

get off with something very simple, you start - the difficulty score

:45:11.:45:18.

will be down. And you get a contact deduction. 15. 5. Kaya goes into

:45:19.:45:28.

joint lead with Merdinyan, sharing gold at the moment. Well done, young

:45:29.:45:41.

man. The stage is set, Matt. Well, here is the current European

:45:42.:45:46.

champion. Third at the worlds back in 2011. Double Olympic medallist.

:45:47.:45:54.

He looks calm. He looks ready. He is a man who can swing almost

:45:55.:46:00.

slowly and deliberately. Look at that.

:46:01.:46:04.

A good start. Slight delay on the pick up. Second

:46:05.:46:07.

handstand is fine. Precision and time. The Russian was

:46:08.:46:20.

great. So easy to lose with, but he

:46:21.:46:37.

doesn't! -- to lose rhythm. Safely through the Wu.

:46:38.:46:46.

The handstand sequence. A small delay, art makes sure of the

:46:47.:46:56.

pirouette! A superb dismount, a great routine. He is in the

:46:57.:47:01.

running, for sure. Well done! That was tremendous. He used all of his

:47:02.:47:09.

experience there. What a performance for Great Britain's Louis Smith!

:47:10.:47:15.

What is so impressive is the time he seems to have to do it. It was paced

:47:16.:47:20.

beautifully, it was precise, it was rhythmical. That was great to watch.

:47:21.:47:27.

That's the best performance I've seen him do. For me, he looks like a

:47:28.:47:36.

true master of the apparatus now. The way he came down from the

:47:37.:47:39.

handstand into the flares, the power he generated in the hips... The

:47:40.:47:46.

accuracy on one handle. The transition here, that's beautiful.

:47:47.:47:52.

You remember those flares, Matt, I'm sure. Not giving too many full marks

:47:53.:48:03.

away. The arm flies up, that's the flourish they all want to achieve. I

:48:04.:48:10.

have got so much time, Mr Judge, take something away from that if you

:48:11.:48:16.

dare. Surely it has to be a medal? I reckon. Fantastic work, the ultimate

:48:17.:48:21.

performer. It's a huge score! He is in the lead at the moment. The

:48:22.:48:40.

look on his face... I told you I could do it! A terrific score and a

:48:41.:48:47.

huge challenge for those to come. Three left to go, Max Whitlock is

:48:48.:48:52.

one of them, but that is a very tough score to beat. This one will

:48:53.:49:00.

be going right down to the wire. The Vid Hidvegi, 29 years old. He is

:49:01.:49:10.

capable of more than 15.16, which he qualified, but quite a lumpy start.

:49:11.:49:15.

You need to be smooth and clean. Lovely extension. To achieve that on

:49:16.:49:22.

one handle is impressive. Quick through the Russian. Quick through

:49:23.:49:25.

the spin. Triple Russian. The body has to be

:49:26.:49:31.

kept straight. Up and back, Mr Magyar invented

:49:32.:49:49.

those moves. A heavy delay, but he rescued it. A good routine from

:49:50.:50:00.

Hidvegi. A little smile. He had a lot of pressure on him after having

:50:01.:50:04.

watched Louis Smith's phenomenal performance. Many might have wilted

:50:05.:50:12.

under the intensity of the crowd. But no, an experienced professional

:50:13.:50:18.

gymnast. He did a good job. The swing was light once he got going,

:50:19.:50:24.

he had a lumpy start. The judges have been quite heavy on this. The

:50:25.:50:31.

spin takes a lot of practice, to extend from it. Some lovely touches.

:50:32.:50:38.

That hesitation will cost him at least three tenths.

:50:39.:50:44.

The arch in the handstand would do him huge credit. -- won' t.

:50:45.:50:59.

He has been in the shadow of Krisztian Berki for so long, who

:51:00.:51:09.

didn't even make this final. Louis Smith, the current leader, two left

:51:10.:51:10.

to go. Merdinyan and Kaya share the silver

:51:11.:51:39.

at the moment. Robert Seligman from Croatia is the third highest

:51:40.:51:43.

qualifier. He is the only gymnast who stands between Great Britain

:51:44.:51:50.

having a world champion, because Max Whitlock is the last gymnast to go

:51:51.:51:51.

after him. A very elegant gymnast. Swings with

:51:52.:52:04.

extension, but you need to attack it. And he lumped his way through

:52:05.:52:12.

that, a deduction on the travel. The extension at the front of the swing,

:52:13.:52:17.

and the spindle keeping the extension makes this routine very

:52:18.:52:18.

special. Shape. He lost the style. To stay extended on the difficult

:52:19.:52:33.

one-handed combinations is a risk. It did not pay off this time. Most

:52:34.:52:42.

people, Matt, play it safe there and don't really go for the extended

:52:43.:52:44.

shape. He's a great stylist, you know. Look

:52:45.:53:03.

at that, love it. Super. Travel up, travel back, lovely shape. Triple

:53:04.:53:10.

Russian. He complains it with the dismount. -- he completes it. I'm

:53:11.:53:19.

fortunate. Like you said, one of the cleanest performances, in terms of

:53:20.:53:21.

while he was circling. Beautiful style. A great distance between his

:53:22.:53:28.

body and the handles, which is what you are looking for. He is a great

:53:29.:53:34.

technician. I feel sorry that his technique wasn't rewarded on this

:53:35.:53:39.

occasion. Throwing the hips forward, fully extended, travels forward and

:53:40.:53:48.

backwards. Lovely style. The dismount is a Delta level, but he

:53:49.:53:52.

needs to get the legs over the 30 degrees horizontal and I don't think

:53:53.:53:56.

he does it. -- the dismount is a D. Maybe. Shame.

:53:57.:54:06.

Will there be a bit of tussling from the judges, before the score is out?

:54:07.:54:16.

Such an experienced gymnast, 29 years old. We have commentated on

:54:17.:54:20.

him for many a year. Many. What does the pommel have in store

:54:21.:54:33.

for Max Whitlock here? Louis Smith will be watching very, very closely.

:54:34.:54:43.

Max put in a score of 16.1 in the all-around competition. Louis has a

:54:44.:54:50.

score of 16.03. I can remember the days when the British team used to

:54:51.:54:54.

approach the pommel horse with fear and trepidation. How that has

:54:55.:55:00.

changed. Make your witnesses your strengths and you will be a

:55:01.:55:08.

champion. -- your weaknesses. That confirms that Great Britain have a

:55:09.:55:11.

world champion, but which gymnast will it go to? Max Whitlock whiz his

:55:12.:55:20.

-- with his 20th routine of these championships. They could share

:55:21.:55:29.

gold. Max Whitlock for Great Britain in this world pommel final. That

:55:30.:55:35.

hesitation will cost him three. There won't be many more if he is on

:55:36.:55:37.

song. Lovely pace and rhythm. He skipped through that. Lovely

:55:38.:55:56.

pick-up. The spindle was quick and extended. This is good work. Travel

:55:57.:56:01.

up, travel back, keep stretching, young man. No break of form,

:56:02.:56:10.

straight into the triple Russian. He is up into the dismount series,

:56:11.:56:15.

makes the pirouette! What a superb challenge. Just the tiny fault at

:56:16.:56:21.

the start, but that is a challenge, and that is phenomenal. Well, it

:56:22.:56:29.

really is a battle of the Britons. Who is it going to be? It's going to

:56:30.:56:34.

be very, very close. It will certainly need all of those expert

:56:35.:56:39.

judges to prise them apart, but what a fantastic team performance.

:56:40.:56:46.

Unbelievable. It has to be 16 plus, just the error at the start. Look at

:56:47.:56:49.

the camaraderie between those two. 16.03 is the score to beat. The

:56:50.:57:07.

speed he went through was rages. The pick-up from the flares into the

:57:08.:57:11.

extended circle sets him apart. -- was courageous.

:57:12.:57:17.

Very unusual, very, very impressive. It's going to be so close... How

:57:18.:57:26.

great to see them both work so well. No one capitulated. They fought to

:57:27.:57:35.

the end. The score to beat for silver is 15.5. So you think it is

:57:36.:57:42.

Britain one and two? Oh, yes. I would love to see a shared gold. Not

:57:43.:57:48.

quite the aplomb at the end that Louis had. It's going to be close.

:57:49.:57:57.

He already has a silver to his name today, he got a silver in the team

:57:58.:58:02.

final as well. Is this his golden moment?

:58:03.:58:07.

Max Whitlock is the pommel horse world champion! He beats Lewis Smith

:58:08.:58:23.

into silver. What a story for this young man. Silver in the all-around,

:58:24.:58:32.

silver on their macro and now he is a world champion on the pommel

:58:33.:58:42.

horse. -- silver on floor. In the past the pommel was a problem for

:58:43.:58:51.

Great Britain. Not now. A fantastic performance for both Brits. Louis

:58:52.:58:55.

finishes with the silver, but Max Whitlock did not collapse under the

:58:56.:58:58.

pressure and produced a fantastic routine. What a championship this

:58:59.:59:03.

has been for our British gymnasts. Louis Smith, gracious in second. Max

:59:04.:59:14.

Whitlock, victorious in gold. And you know what? He did a routine with

:59:15.:59:21.

0.1 more difficulty and that is what won it for him, the courage to go

:59:22.:59:28.

for that extra bit. Well spotted, Chris. He needed that difficulty.

:59:29.:59:37.

The Armenian Merdinyan takes blonde. He was first up, he had a long

:59:38.:59:44.

wait. -- takes bronze. A joint bronze with Kaya. What a special

:59:45.:59:53.

moment for Team GB. You can almost see his body sagging with relief

:59:54.:59:59.

there. Let the shoulders drop, deep breath, you have done a fabulous

:00:00.:00:06.

job, old chap. And Louis did brilliantly as well. What a

:00:07.:00:10.

performance. I don't think Max can believe it. He can hear the roar but

:00:11.:00:15.

this will feel like a dream moment. Beth Tweddle knows what it feels

:00:16.:00:21.

like to achieve this accolade. Beth, you are now joined by Max

:00:22.:00:28.

Whitlock. There is confirmation that he is the world champion.

:00:29.:00:41.

Beth, if we can just reflect on this. Max almost looks stunned. He

:00:42.:00:49.

does. I don't think Max sometimes realises how much of an impression

:00:50.:00:52.

he is having on these competitions and he knew what toad do. I don't

:00:53.:00:57.

know whether he will have seen Louis score when he came out and it was a

:00:58.:01:01.

huge score to beat. He scored 16. 1 yesterday. He did his routine and

:01:02.:01:06.

you can see the relief. As soon as the cameras came to him his

:01:07.:01:10.

shoulders like... Yeah, finally done it! Scott, as well, his coach, it

:01:11.:01:13.

would have been hard for him last night and to come back - I texted

:01:14.:01:17.

them both and said you will come back fighting tomorrow. They've done

:01:18.:01:21.

it. Well, we are going to go straight down now and talk to Max.

:01:22.:01:25.

David is with him. I am with the new world champion.

:01:26.:01:30.

Max Whitlock, and the new silver medallist, Louis Smith. Max, world

:01:31.:01:34.

champion. How does that sound? It's unbelievable. I never thought, you

:01:35.:01:37.

know, if I ever dreamed of hitting that moment, I never thought I would

:01:38.:01:41.

get emotional but I feel it now. It's unbelievable. To be alongside

:01:42.:01:46.

Louis, you know, done an amazing job with massive 16. Over the moon.

:01:47.:01:50.

Louis, the silver medal but a massive score and there was only

:01:51.:01:53.

really one guy that could possibly beat you today, wasn't there? Yeah,

:01:54.:01:57.

Max, the whole time I have been back I have been playing catch-up to Max.

:01:58.:02:01.

He has proved himself this competition. Unbelievable. For GB,

:02:02.:02:07.

you know, one and two on the pommel horse, having come from the floor,

:02:08.:02:10.

as well. Max has done an unbelievable job. I am so happy.

:02:11.:02:16.

Max, you have done 20 routines now this week. What has it taken out of

:02:17.:02:21.

you? It's taken a lot out of me. My legs on floor were a bit Ely. Happy

:02:22.:02:27.

to push three and the -- Ely and happy to wush through and the

:02:28.:02:31.

support helped me get through. It's been a tough year for you. You have

:02:32.:02:35.

been ill. This is the culmination of a tough year. Yeah, it has been a

:02:36.:02:40.

tough year with glandular fever at the beginning of the year. This

:02:41.:02:45.

makes up for everything. All of that stress, all of everything on the

:02:46.:02:48.

build-up to this, I am absolutely over the moon. I can't believe it.

:02:49.:02:52.

It's history, the first British man to win a gold medal. Yeah, I am

:02:53.:02:56.

speechless to be honest. I can't believe it. It's amazing. For

:02:57.:03:00.

yourself it's been a road back, as well, Louis. A break after London

:03:01.:03:06.

2012. You have come - you are up there again, aren't you? The idea

:03:07.:03:09.

was to prove I am consistent and prove I can be an asset for the

:03:10.:03:13.

team. This is my last competition of the year. Every competition I have

:03:14.:03:17.

been in I have done a clean routine. Every competition I have done first

:03:18.:03:21.

and second place. I am happy, I have done my job. The main goal was

:03:22.:03:27.

qualifying for Rio, done that. I am just so happy to be back and yeah,

:03:28.:03:32.

it's just been crazy. You are both finished the competition now. Max,

:03:33.:03:37.

if I could ask you to sum up for the week for GB, I know you are

:03:38.:03:40.

speechless. It's been historic for everyone. Starting with the silver

:03:41.:03:44.

medal as a team was unbelievable for us. Everyone's literally got such a

:03:45.:03:51.

high off it, and everyone's gone through, with The Adrenalin and gout

:03:52.:03:54.

out there and performed on the day, couldn't have asked for a better

:03:55.:03:59.

championships. You said GB is one of the best nations in the world. We

:04:00.:04:03.

are definitely the best gymnastics nation on pommel horse in the world.

:04:04.:04:06.

What can we add to that? Unbelievable. Congratulations. Thank

:04:07.:04:08.

you very much. Well, humbling to hear them talk.

:04:09.:04:22.

They're so down to earth. Yet what they can achieve physically is

:04:23.:04:27.

just... That word unbelievable is so overused, but in this case it's

:04:28.:04:35.

justified. Unbelievable! And it was. What shined through there was two

:04:36.:04:39.

guys, they're not foes, they're comrades there. They're sharing this

:04:40.:04:43.

triumph. I am sure it will have been just as well the other way around,

:04:44.:04:48.

Chris. I am sure Max would have been just as complimentary if Louis had

:04:49.:04:53.

won gold. Yes, you know, they're team members. They fought together,

:04:54.:04:59.

as they both said, the major reason for this championships was team

:05:00.:05:03.

qualification. Once that was done then it changed. But really team

:05:04.:05:06.

qualification was what it was all about. The focus as a team together

:05:07.:05:12.

was the most important thing. They've held that bond through to

:05:13.:05:18.

this. Ruby Harrold has -- has just been introduced to the crowd. What a

:05:19.:05:22.

treat for all those people who bought a ticket today. Ruby is on

:05:23.:05:26.

the uneven bars, which is the next final we are going to be treated to.

:05:27.:05:31.

I don't know if Beth is around to talk to. As a world champion on

:05:32.:05:36.

bars, Beth, you know what this event is all about. Talk us through what

:05:37.:05:40.

we expect to see here and how the routines are going to work. With the

:05:41.:05:44.

bars you lead a mixture of turning elements and release and catch

:05:45.:05:47.

elements, most gymnasts are connecting a lot of release and

:05:48.:05:51.

catch elements, that's how they'll build up their difficulty. There is

:05:52.:05:55.

a variety of routines that you are going to see. It could be anyone's.

:05:56.:06:00.

There is a lot out there with a similar start value, had a

:06:01.:06:09.

disappointment in the team values. Obviously you have ruby from Great

:06:10.:06:13.

Britain. Her third bar world finals so who knows what could happen

:06:14.:06:18.

today? Russia have had a great individual finals so far.

:06:19.:06:25.

Spiridonova highest qualifier. European champion. She is one to

:06:26.:06:30.

look out for. However, we are going to start with Shang Chunsong from

:06:31.:06:34.

China. Just outside the medals in the all round competition.

:06:35.:06:42.

Very light, slight gymnast. But really dynamic. Look at that.

:06:43.:06:55.

Beautiful clear circle. Back up to the high bar. You link the

:06:56.:07:01.

difficulties together to get the bonus. Here a pirouette series. Two

:07:02.:07:08.

lovely pirouettes into a sky high front somersault. Really builds the

:07:09.:07:13.

difficulty. She was a tiny bit late on that half turn, but a very big

:07:14.:07:18.

high and well landed full twisted double back. That was a solid

:07:19.:07:23.

opening. I would expect her to be towards a 15 for that first routine.

:07:24.:07:30.

Well, she got a 15. 233 in the team final and 15. 15.166 in the all

:07:31.:07:36.

round. So clean, wasn't she? She was. The

:07:37.:07:41.

Chinese gymnasts are very good at the pirouettes. That was lovely and

:07:42.:07:51.

high. That's the flight from the low to the high bar, which is very hard

:07:52.:07:55.

for her because she's a tiny little gymnast. Some of the taller gymnasts

:07:56.:08:02.

make that easier. You can see lovely straight arms on the giant swing.

:08:03.:08:08.

Knees glued together on the full twisting double tuck. I thought she

:08:09.:08:14.

was going to nail it there. Just that little hop to bring it under

:08:15.:08:20.

control. She smiles. She's had a good championships so far. She was

:08:21.:08:24.

impressive in the all round competition. Wasn't one of the

:08:25.:08:28.

gymnasts that had been talked about a lot for the overall title but in

:08:29.:08:33.

the end it came down to that last apparatus and she was fighting for

:08:34.:08:39.

the bronze medal. Technically that routine, the releases were high and

:08:40.:08:44.

clean, the pirouettes were accurate. Everything about it was technically

:08:45.:08:48.

super. Not very much wrong with it at all. A great job. Interestingly

:08:49.:09:05.

in team qualification they struggled. Just dips below the 15.

:09:06.:09:18.

So, that's the benchmark. Sophie Scheder.

:09:19.:09:28.

5th in last year's World Championships. Renowned gymnast for

:09:29.:09:36.

her uneven bar work. Lovely stoop in and out. And a stoop. They're very

:09:37.:09:45.

difficult when they don't put the feet on. From The Stoop again. Here

:09:46.:09:52.

we go, half turn from that stoop into the super high, front

:09:53.:09:57.

somersault. If they time them right they can really fly and that is

:09:58.:10:04.

really impressive. A little bit of a quiet half turn. Before the

:10:05.:10:09.

dismount. Full twisting. Oh! What a shame. She buckled at the knees

:10:10.:10:14.

there. It was a great first half that routine. Then the last half had

:10:15.:10:19.

about three moves that were of no value before the dismount. Sort of

:10:20.:10:29.

petered out. It was a clear buckle on the dismount. It's hard to

:10:30.:10:35.

appreciate how much energy they burn in that routine. That was lovely.

:10:36.:10:44.

Straight back down with the half turn. Those are the two devalue

:10:45.:10:54.

elements, linked together will give her a bonus. Shoulders really down.

:10:55.:11:00.

She keeps the chin in so that she can see the bar easily before she

:11:01.:11:06.

gets there. Lovely form and extension through the ankles. She's

:11:07.:11:12.

been particularly outstanding on bars. Surprise about the dismount,

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Mitch. She didn't look as though it was going to be underrotating. No.

:11:18.:11:25.

But that will be at least 0. 8, I think of deductions. Do they class

:11:26.:11:30.

knee contact as a fall? They do. That was close. She just got away

:11:31.:11:35.

with it. The target is still Shang Chunsong

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from China. Next up Fan Yilin, just 15 at the moment. Even at 15, she's

:12:12.:12:19.

the Chinese champion. Got a bronze at the Asian championships. A 6. 9

:12:20.:12:25.

difficulty in the team final. Stoop to pirouette and similar

:12:26.:12:40.

construction. That's what makes that difficult. Didn't have the upstart

:12:41.:12:45.

or handstand between any of these moves. They've had about five

:12:46.:12:49.

deelements in a row. Here we go again. One turn. Second turn. Third

:12:50.:12:55.

with a hop. Kicks high. Lovely double straight.

:12:56.:13:05.

She packed that routine. No wasted elements. Doesn't give the judges

:13:06.:13:11.

very much to deduct. That was really powerful. There is much more to a

:13:12.:13:16.

routine than just the dismount but it helps if you dismount with that

:13:17.:13:26.

quality. Great. Just a reminder, 14. 9 the score to beat.

:13:27.:13:33.

There is the first pirouette. Straight to the difficult deelement.

:13:34.:13:41.

Straight to another and feet in for another one. It really is the way

:13:42.:13:51.

you combine the work. That was four or five elements all in a row. Look

:13:52.:14:01.

how early she sets up that pirouette. The battle with the guys

:14:02.:14:06.

is to get that sort of efficiency. The coaches in this cycle have been

:14:07.:14:10.

allowed to stand close but for me I think that's interfering with the

:14:11.:14:16.

performance. I am surprised that the judges are allowing it. As

:14:17.:14:24.

intrusively as that the coach stood there. However, it didn't detract

:14:25.:14:29.

from a really good bar routine. There is the current leader eagerly

:14:30.:14:52.

watching the scoreboard. Has the youngster beaten the more

:14:53.:15:00.

experienced gymnast? She has! 15. 366. By a considerable margin.

:15:01.:15:20.

Difficulty of 6. 9. Well, Viktoriia Komova from Russia

:15:21.:15:24.

was the second highest qualifier. She was bars champion back in 2011.

:15:25.:15:30.

She's been European champion, as well. Can she regain that title here

:15:31.:15:40.

today? And Komova one of the great stars of the 2012 Olympics. We

:15:41.:15:45.

haven't seen her on the international scene so recently but

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that's a lovely stoop. Into this Shaposhnikova with half

:15:48.:16:03.

turned. Straight Jager, she has such a lovely feel on this apparatus.

:16:04.:16:15.

Tkachev, swinging well. I lovely half came dismount. We would love to

:16:16.:16:21.

see her come back strong like this. -- a lovely half turn dismount. The

:16:22.:16:29.

time she had in the air to transfer from one bar to the other,

:16:30.:16:33.

accurate, blighted, beautifully performed. For me, that was the

:16:34.:16:39.

routine so far. Whatever the score, it had lovely pace. I would agree.

:16:40.:16:45.

And she is enormously popular among gymnastic bands. -- fans. She was a

:16:46.:16:56.

fantastic junior for Russia, then had injury problems. Thrilled to see

:16:57.:17:01.

her back working well. Look at the shape. So high. Something very

:17:02.:17:09.

special about that performance. Everything taken to the extreme.

:17:10.:17:15.

Amplitude to the extreme. Never a toe not pointed. Straight into that

:17:16.:17:23.

dismount. That's what we mean about no empty elements. A lovely stoop

:17:24.:17:32.

Tkachev. When you are swinging and catching that high, it is so

:17:33.:17:35.

difficult to kill the swing, but she does that really well. It was her

:17:36.:17:42.

team-mate Spiridonova who posted the highest score in qualification, and

:17:43.:17:51.

that was 15.466. But that was just utterly beautiful. Beyond any

:17:52.:17:56.

textbook. That was something special. It had that marvellous

:17:57.:18:01.

ingredient, magical touch, super performance. That virtuosity you

:18:02.:18:08.

can't teach, that they feel in them. Absolutely. The judges are taking

:18:09.:18:22.

their time. Yilin looking on. The judges in their little booths. A

:18:23.:18:28.

different position for the judges, in this championship, at apparatus

:18:29.:18:33.

height. They have been sacked away from the floor. This will be to do

:18:34.:18:40.

with tolerance, and the difference between the judges from the

:18:41.:18:43.

different countries, this deliberation. It will be. You have

:18:44.:18:50.

two judges doing the difficulty score. They are all experts, but if

:18:51.:18:54.

you have a gymnast in the final, you cannot provide a judge. For

:18:55.:18:59.

instance, it won't be possible for the British judge to judge this

:19:00.:19:03.

final because Ruby Harrold is in it, the same for the Russian judge,

:19:04.:19:10.

because Komova is in it. So you have a different group of judges who

:19:11.:19:14.

don't often see these performers. So it's a different panel, a different

:19:15.:19:19.

type of scoring. We quite often sees cause we don't necessarily expect in

:19:20.:19:23.

finals. What sort of tolerance are we expecting between the head judge

:19:24.:19:30.

and the others? I think the reference judge, the jury, not

:19:31.:19:36.

actually sitting and judging... They have to be within 0.3. If a score

:19:37.:19:40.

comes in that they don't agree with... It is all to do with

:19:41.:19:44.

ensuring it is totally fair. The last thing Komova will want to do is

:19:45.:19:51.

rush them. She will want to get every 10th she can. I mean, where do

:19:52.:20:01.

you deduct from? Every time I see it, I'm amazed at the quality of

:20:02.:20:03.

this work. She actually fell off the bars in

:20:04.:20:18.

the previous competition. Well! Komova goes into the lead alongside

:20:19.:20:27.

Yilin. A joint score at the top. Sharing gold at the moment.

:20:28.:20:39.

Gabby Douglas is back after a long break. Lovely handstand as well. A

:20:40.:20:57.

clean pirouette and a superhigh Tkachev and Pak salto. This is one

:20:58.:21:04.

of my favourite bits, the Endo, the turns are a bit crisp and clean.

:21:05.:21:09.

Although that section was a bit empty, for me. But what a super

:21:10.:21:14.

dismount. Flying through the air. Well, she was the all-around Olympic

:21:15.:21:19.

champion. She took silver in the all-around competition here a few

:21:20.:21:24.

days ago. That is a bid for a medal. So stylish. I think you are right, a

:21:25.:21:34.

huge bid for a medal. I actually think that she's going to be better

:21:35.:21:39.

and better. This is her first competition back out of the USA.

:21:40.:21:44.

Just a little bit untidy legs, the feet were apart on the Tkachev, the

:21:45.:21:51.

toes turned art, but otherwise a very clean performance. The stoop

:21:52.:21:57.

again. Doesn't get the feet in quite so deeply as some of the other

:21:58.:22:04.

gymnasts. This is going to be tough, to pick the difference between these

:22:05.:22:12.

gymnasts. It will be the difficulty score that counts. She just Bentley

:22:13.:22:17.

arms a bit, and those are small reductions in the judges can take.

:22:18.:22:25.

-- she just bent the arms. She scored 15.3 the team final. At the

:22:26.:22:33.

moment the gold medal position is 15.366. It's going to be very, very

:22:34.:22:44.

tight, isn't it? A lovely dismount, though.

:22:45.:22:48.

She floats, doesn't she? Drifts towards the ground. Like I was

:22:49.:22:58.

saying, this is her first competition back since 2012, out of

:22:59.:23:03.

the USA, and I wasn't terribly impressed in the team qualification,

:23:04.:23:06.

but each time I have seen her she has got crisper, looking like she is

:23:07.:23:09.

enjoying being on the stage. Gabby Douglas goes into third spot.

:23:10.:23:29.

Fan Yilin still leading the competition with Spiridonova. Kocian

:23:30.:23:34.

the next to go. The US bars champion. Brought along

:23:35.:23:50.

as a bit of a specialist. The stoop in and out with full turn. She

:23:51.:23:55.

didn't link it, so she will be down on start value. Art nicely and back

:23:56.:24:01.

down. And then she does link very well indeed. -- up nicely. The

:24:02.:24:09.

pirouette and the big Jager. A tiny bit close, with bent arms.

:24:10.:24:16.

The full twisting double back dismount. Another classy routine.

:24:17.:24:28.

She did post a difficulty of 6.6, slightly higher than Gabby Douglas.

:24:29.:24:37.

But a couple of tenths on her. If she had joined it immediately from

:24:38.:24:43.

the pirouette into the stoop Shaposh, she would have got a

:24:44.:24:47.

bonus, so I would not be surprised if it was down 0.1, but we will see.

:24:48.:24:53.

It bears repeating, we have said it so often, but the repetition to get

:24:54.:24:59.

to this level consistently... All of these gymnasts have posted really

:25:00.:25:03.

good routines. The accuracy of the dismount. The repetition in the gym,

:25:04.:25:10.

it it bears repeating how hard these gymnasts worked to produce this

:25:11.:25:16.

quality. You can see, she was a little close there, that will be a

:25:17.:25:22.

deduction from the judges as well. You are right, Mitch, they do these

:25:23.:25:30.

routines day in, day out, they know the moves really well, they know how

:25:31.:25:31.

to put it right if it's going wrong. She's gone into the lead as well!

:25:32.:25:48.

15.366! Three of them sharing the gold at the moment. Have they got

:25:49.:25:55.

enough gold medals! Room for a couple more. China, Russia and the

:25:56.:26:03.

USA, all in top spot as it stands at the moment. And there is another

:26:04.:26:10.

gymnast that could well join them, Spiridonova, who will be next.

:26:11.:26:14.

Wonderful camaraderie between the countries here. Certainly is. This

:26:15.:26:20.

is the current European champion. Daria Spiridonova. Can she got a

:26:21.:26:43.

tiny bit better than 15.366? She did in qualification, so let's just see.

:26:44.:26:50.

A super turn, that was clean. Immediately into the next element.

:26:51.:26:55.

Immediately up again. Lovely clean work. The half turn. A big high

:26:56.:27:09.

piked Jager. A tiny bit short on the swing turn but a very nice pirouette

:27:10.:27:14.

into the full twisting double back. A tiny hop. This is going to be very

:27:15.:27:20.

difficult! A whisker between them! Not another one! They are going to

:27:21.:27:28.

have to widen the podium! For me, it had the edge, you know. The first

:27:29.:27:34.

half, I definitely thought, had the edge. The second half, I thought she

:27:35.:27:40.

made the swing turn a bit short. 6.7 difficulty in qualification, which

:27:41.:27:43.

would be the top we have seen so far. There was a little stutter on

:27:44.:27:49.

dismount as well. The transfer was superb. She did another with half

:27:50.:27:56.

turn which was even more impressive. The transfer with half turn is

:27:57.:28:02.

really quite difficult. The first half of this was almost faultless,

:28:03.:28:08.

really. So confident. Her feet, straight onto the bar. Immediate for

:28:09.:28:18.

the Shap half. I thought she might have been a bit... No, it was quite

:28:19.:28:25.

good. Spot on, the accuracy. That might be the difference. Just the

:28:26.:28:32.

hop. We will see. When I said she had the highest, in fact that is not

:28:33.:28:40.

right. Fan Yilin has posted 6.9 already today. That is the biggest

:28:41.:28:48.

score. Above all below 15.366? No! I don't believe it! Congratulations!

:28:49.:28:57.

15.366! Four of them in top spot! Surely that has never happened

:28:58.:29:03.

before? In all my years, 30 odd, I've never seen anything like that.

:29:04.:29:09.

Incredible. And they are not going to split them, by the way. They are

:29:10.:29:15.

giving four firsts. Oh, dear, oh, dear! I hope Max Whitlock goes up to

:29:16.:29:21.

get his gold medal first, there might not be any left! Ruby Harrold

:29:22.:29:29.

for Great Britain now. She could potentially get 15.366! She scored

:29:30.:29:43.

15.466 in qualification. She has led the team so brilliantly. A full turn

:29:44.:29:50.

in the Pak salto, and a half turn, shooting down into the handstand.

:29:51.:29:54.

Really interesting work. A lovely full pirouette.

:29:55.:30:01.

Beautifully done. Flighty. Neil the dismount. Double front, beautifully

:30:02.:30:22.

performed! -- nail the dismount. This is going to be very close,

:30:23.:30:23.

Chris. It will be tight but she hadn't got

:30:24.:30:38.

quite such a big start value. It's good, but not quite as high. A

:30:39.:30:45.

little bit loose-legged at times, but what an interesting routine.

:30:46.:30:53.

Ambitious. Quite courageous really. And great to be a little bit

:30:54.:30:59.

different. Seen these gymnasts, one of the reasons they can't split them

:31:00.:31:03.

is because their routines are so similar. Yeah. An example of a loss

:31:04.:31:12.

of form. But so much great work. A little bit of polish and she's

:31:13.:31:22.

reraces, I think. -- And she's at the races, I think. Made all her

:31:23.:31:27.

combinations. Didn't have to put in extra upstarts. She does that so

:31:28.:31:32.

well, the hop. Right at the last move. Into handstand, as well. A

:31:33.:31:42.

nice double. Look at that landing. How many times did she releers that?

:31:43.:31:53.

Such a key -- -- rehearse that. A smile from ruby. Goes into 7th. --

:31:54.:32:00.

Ruby. So four number jass in this women's uneven bars final share the

:32:01.:32:07.

gold. No silver and no bronze. It's a golden affair. -- so four

:32:08.:32:15.

gymnasts. There we are four sharing a gold medal. Never have I seen such

:32:16.:32:20.

a thing. They had different little errors

:32:21.:32:33.

each. Unless you are sitting there judging what one was really great

:32:34.:32:39.

at, but like I said, the trouble is they do have similar routines by

:32:40.:32:43.

this time in a cycle, the judging and bonuses share after each

:32:44.:32:50.

Olympics so this is our final year with all these bonuses and judging

:32:51.:32:54.

and so most of the coaches have caught up with what's going to score

:32:55.:33:02.

best and have gone for, I am sure, exactly the same as the men. Look at

:33:03.:33:08.

that result. Four sharing the top score. China, two from Russia and

:33:09.:33:14.

the USA share the gold medal. Absolutely unbelievable. I have

:33:15.:33:29.

never seen such a finish. What do you think, Chris? I think it's great

:33:30.:33:34.

to see all the gymnasts together. There really is good camaraderie

:33:35.:33:37.

amongst the gymnasts, they all train so hard. It's a sport where everyone

:33:38.:33:41.

knows if you are at this level you have given your life to it. So, they

:33:42.:33:49.

do very much appreciate each other. There we are. Four gold medals. Also

:33:50.:33:58.

great to see that after the real powerhouses of China, Russia and

:33:59.:34:02.

USA, Great Britain are the next in there. Ruby proving that we are one

:34:03.:34:07.

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you, I am pointing at different people all the way across the

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country. You know something about putting

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effort in, that's for sure. Let's reflect on that bars final! Mitch,

:35:18.:35:21.

who has been around for a while, I am sure he won't mind me saying

:35:22.:35:24.

that, has never experienced anything like that. Four up there on that top

:35:25.:35:29.

spot. To be honest, I don't think anyone's experienced it. Basically

:35:30.:35:33.

half of that bar final have got a world title. You saw all the

:35:34.:35:41.

gymnasts, the first and third, everyone started giggling, by the

:35:42.:35:44.

4th they were like seriously, is this happening? They looked like

:35:45.:35:48.

they were having fun with it. How do you choose? David has and he has his

:35:49.:35:58.

favourite. He is with Madison Kocian. Tell us about that, how do

:35:59.:36:03.

you feel to be world champion? I think it's amazing right now. I am

:36:04.:36:07.

so excited. I know I can do even better but I had a great time out

:36:08.:36:13.

there today. To have four champions, you are a young girl, have you ever

:36:14.:36:17.

seen four people on top of the podium? I don't think so. I think

:36:18.:36:22.

this is a first. Maybe the judges can decide who are the better team.

:36:23.:36:26.

We don't know much about you. Tell us where you are from and who you

:36:27.:36:30.

train with. This isn't my first year, I was at World Championships

:36:31.:36:33.

last year on the gold team, it's great to be back and an honour to

:36:34.:36:42.

represent USA. I am from Dallas, so I train, I go to Wogan and she's

:36:43.:36:50.

helped a lot throughout my career. I have always looked up to her and she

:36:51.:36:53.

knows advice to give me and I text her before the competition and it

:36:54.:36:59.

helped. This US A-Team is so strong. How well can they do in Rio next

:37:00.:37:03.

year? -- USA. I think we can have two teams to do well next year. It's

:37:04.:37:07.

almost a competition against each other just because USA is so strong.

:37:08.:37:10.

Thank you very much. Congratulations. Thank you.

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Of all the routines, Beth, I guess from my perspective, I thoroughly

:37:19.:37:23.

enjoyed Komova's. It looked beautiful and effortless. People

:37:24.:37:27.

will be wondering how with the different style of routine they can

:37:28.:37:32.

score exactly the same. Yeah, it's all down to the difficulties and

:37:33.:37:36.

they all had their own little errors in different sections so that's why

:37:37.:37:39.

the judges were able to come out with the same scores. Some had steps

:37:40.:37:45.

on the dismounts, some landed - maybe short on the handstands or

:37:46.:37:51.

turns. For the judges they can only deduct what they're doing and

:37:52.:37:53.

obviously the panel are taking that difficulty. They don't even really

:37:54.:37:58.

know what the difficulty is going to be. You can do that with your eyes

:37:59.:38:02.

closed, you should have been down there. Maybe ten years ago, not any

:38:03.:38:08.

more! What a day it's been. We have seen history made by Max Whitlock as

:38:09.:38:16.

the men's first ever world champion. You were looking across the women's

:38:17.:38:19.

team thinking they've done it. Now, the British men have a world

:38:20.:38:24.

champion too. What does it mean for this national sport? It means

:38:25.:38:28.

everything. There's going to be young gymnasts across the country

:38:29.:38:31.

thinking one day I want to be like him, I want to be a world champion.

:38:32.:38:35.

Now we have a world champion on the men's side hopefully we can install

:38:36.:38:39.

that belief among a load of British youngsters. We will look at Max's

:38:40.:38:43.

routine now. As a pommel specialist yourself, talk us through the key

:38:44.:38:48.

moments here. That was a little bit of a shaky start. I was wondering

:38:49.:38:51.

how he was going to deal with the rest of the routine. He actually

:38:52.:38:56.

upped his difficulty here by doing an extra Russian on the one handle.

:38:57.:39:03.

And then here before he goes up into the hardest difficulty level on the

:39:04.:39:06.

pommel horse, he has done it beautifully. That was perfect. From

:39:07.:39:10.

here it's usually easy sailing. I have never seen him fail a routine

:39:11.:39:14.

from this position. You knew at this stage he was more or less through?

:39:15.:39:18.

Yeah, it was basically just how quick he could get into the

:39:19.:39:21.

handstand on the dismount and it went up really quickly. That's the

:39:22.:39:25.

key to try and make it look as if the swing is continuous. Yeah,

:39:26.:39:28.

definitely. If there is any pauses within the momentum of the routine

:39:29.:39:32.

that's when you give the judges something to deduct. It was lovely

:39:33.:39:36.

to see that flourish at the end. Nice to see he has a British plaster

:39:37.:39:41.

on there, as well. Yeah, I noticed that halfway through. Has he

:39:42.:39:45.

actually got a plaster with a flag? Max keeps everything the same. I am

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sure once he has used it once it stays with him. It's very hard to

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put into perspective how difficult this move is on the one handle. As

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you train it, it's the dream really to be able to travel the length of

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the horse, to start at one end and walk along and that's how you build

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it. Definitely, pommel horse takes a long time to come, I remember me and

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Louis and Paul when we were younger, Paul would make us do 1,000 circles

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three times a week. It would take hours. That's why we got good. On a

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classic mushroom. I know what it feels like. I have been there. There

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is Louis and those 1,000 circles that you are talking about, they've

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paid off in spades. One and two, not just one and two, but one and two

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over 16. 16 is a massive score. If you score that you expect to be

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world champion. But Max getting another 16, that's incredible.

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Hopefully they can both keep that going ready for Rio. The difference

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between Great Britain and the rest of the field, Berki is not in this

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final, but he blew it out in qualification. Definitely. You have

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to make the final first, that's why the qualifications are so

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nerve-wracking but once you are in the final, we have seen Berki wasn't

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in there and the two British guys' title to lose. Max will be relieved

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that the competition is over. We are talking about the fact - that was

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his 20th routine. To be able to maintain his energy levels and with

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the last routine become world champion. Yeah, it has been a tough

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week for him. He had a shaky start with qualification. Then I think his

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mood will have been picked up by that team silver medal and the rest

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of his team-mates will have been there with him the whole time. Every

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time he steps out on to this floor, if you have that crowd behind you,

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he seems to thrive off it. The more he does a final, the better he gets.

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He doesn't seem to like qualifications, so maybe we should

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skip that for him. It's wonderful the way that the British gymnasts

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are managing to achieve and also the impact it seems to have be having

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for people watching this. And for them it's a new sport but people can

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keep watching because tomorrow we have more interest. We

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He has a high start value and is one of the cleanest competitors I have

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ever seen on parallel bars so he doesn't lose much. He almost made

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the all round competition. It was close. He scored the same as Max

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Whitlock. Yeah, in qualification because he scored the same they went

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back and took the top five pieces of apparatus and it meant that Max was

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0. 133 ahead of Nile. He just missed out on that all round final. Well,

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there is still gymnastics going on behind us. This is the men's rings

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final and if you want to watch that you can do on our programme which is

:42:52.:42:57.

The Dismount you can watch it through the red button or the BBC

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website. What a day of finals it's been. It will continue tomorrow at

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the same time on BBC Two. Listen, what a week it's been for British

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gymnastics. Max Whitlock rounds things off so far making history as

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the first men's British gymnast to become world champion.

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That is a bronze medal for Great Britain! Unbelievable! Great Britain

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are world team silver medallists. There you are looking at the world

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champion. There is the titles. All six of them and they're all yours!

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Max Whitlock silver on floor and now he is a world champion on pommel

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horse. What a championship this has been!

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Matt Baker presents coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships from Glasgow. It's the first day of the apparatus finals, which include the men's floor and the men's pommel - events in which Great Britain took gold at the European Championships earlier this year through Kristian Thomas and Louis Smith respectively.

Beth Tweddle, Mitch Fenner and Christine Still provide expert analysis.


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