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The Olympic flame burning brightly in the stadium. A team gold medals
were on offer today, and we will be reliving some of those incredible
stories. The sport carries on, happening live across the capital.
We will be going live to the ExCel Arena later for Anthony Joshua's
quarter-final bout. The live-action at this point is on the red button.
You have the best of both worlds on the Olympics tonight - the big
stories, and top-quality sport as it happens. Talking of top-quality,
checkout tonight's guest list. This is a great performance by the
youngest British boxer ever to win a medal. Kelly Holmes, going for
two gold medals. It will be an historic second gold. Kelly Holmes
wins the 1,500m title. A very warm welcome to Dame Kelly Holmes and
boxing silver medallist Premier can't. -- Amir Khan. Favourite
moments so far? It has to be super Saturday. The you can't say the
Queen jumping out of the helicopter. Turning the silver medal to a gold
medal earlier. A our viewers may not know that yet! Pretend you
didn't hear that. This is how we are going to take you to midnight.
Would Britain be jumping for joy down at Greenwich? Ask him, he will
tell you. At the Velodrome, Jason Kenny was looking for gold tonight.
More on the track, as the fourth day of that Mattocks sees Dai
Greene going for glory in the 400m hurdles. The greatest gymnast Great
Britain has ever produced, Beth Tweddle was going for a medal in
the uneven bars. Quarter-final action with super-heavyweight
boxing here at 11:30pm. We will be starting with horse power - Great
Britain have not won a medal since 1984 in Team showjumping, but they
1984 in Team showjumping, but they went in in silver-medal position.
It was a dramatic day. In showjumping, the lower the score,
the better. It is about avoiding false, having a fence down, or
being over the allowed time. The leaders were Saudi Arabia coming
into the position. In joint second place, Great Britain, trying to win
the first gold medal in showjumping for 60 years. The oldest and the
youngest on the team - Nick Skelton and Scott brash - both jumped clear
and a medal was guaranteed, but they needed a mistake by the last
Dutch rider to give them a shot at gold. It has gone! Britain are
still in with a chance. It is going to be a jump-off for the gold medal.
The scores were level. Great Britain and the Netherlands both on
eight faults. It would be decided by a head to head jump-off with the
best to three scores to count. It still have a long penalty points,
the fastest team would win. First into the arena, Nick Skelton on Big
Star. This is the moment he has been working for ever since he
broke his neck in 2000. He is getting towards the end of the
jump-off now, and the last fence! He has got us off yet again to a
tremendous start. That puts the pressure on. Turning for home.
Maybe not quite there, it is very close. 48.54, so Great Britain have
got an advantage. In rides Ben Maher, another cool cookie. One
more to jump. He has done it. He is clear, so Great Britain definitely
have the edge at the moment, and now it is down to the young star of
the Dutch team. It has gone. That has gone as well! This is the round
they will want to discard. Tower Bridge. Weak-kneed the best three
to count. Britain wants another fast ground and we will be there.
It has gone. It is pretty quick. Is it quickly enough? It is going to
be right to the wire. Now, the next rider for the Netherlands. It has
gone. He has jumped the last. If he had had that one down, the gold
medal was in the back for Great Britain. Now Peter Charles has a
big decision to make. Will he go for clear and go for gold at, or
does he go for the fastest time? This is pressure. Got it. Just the
double, and the last jump. Now the last. Down to Tower Bridge for the
gold medal. This could be the first gold medal for Great Britain.
Britain have got cold! What a tremendous round from Peter Charles.
The round of his life. The last man into that arena, and what are you
thinking? The tears in the back. This is what they brought me for. I
wasn't much good the rest of the week. We always believed we would
come here with a strong chance. We have been waiting for this time to
come, and we felt it kept drifting away again, yesterday with the last
fence down, but we did it the hard way. It was exciting for the public
to watch, and I still can't believe it. It is good that every one of us
played our part. It means absolutely everything to win this,
especially for our country. In showjumping we have not won a medal
for 60 years or whatever, and I have never won one. We are running
out of time. So pleased for the riders, but Nick Skelton has had
this long and distinguished career and it was just such a dramatic
ending today. Clare Balding is still with them in a restaurant
somewhere not too far away from here. You have managed to court
them? We are here in a very quiet room, everyone downstairs watching
the television and screaming. Here they are, the gold-medal winning
showjumping team. Fantastic, amazing performance under pressure,
and I asked you what it means - this is a massive for you
personally and the sport, isn't it? I think so. For me and my career,
it is probably the best thing that could ever happen. To happen in
London, it is the greatest feeling. I couldn't have done it on my own.
We needed the three guys with us and it is amazing. After all my
time... He you have had everything happened to you. Take us through
your injuries. I have had two cartilage injuries, a shoulder
replacement, a hip replacement, a broken neck, and I have got to have
a back replacement. Apart from that, fine. I will be there in Rio.
the oldest member of the team to the youngest. Scott, how will this
change your life do you think? I really hope it improves my
pulling-power with women, to be honest with you. Yes, that is about
it. You were doing it for that? Pretty much. Peter, last in the
jump-off - what were you thinking as you went in there? Being at home
in front of the most fabulous crowd you could ever imagine, and the
whole of British showjumping watching and waiting. We hadn't won
a medal in 60 years and there was no way I was going to put a fence
down. I said if I have a fence down, I won't even come through this
entrance. Ben, you were a big part of this, and in terms of the
breadth of experience this team has got, how confident were you you
would end up with this gold medal around your neck? As a team, we
were confident. We never said to anybody else we would win gold, but
we believed we could win. At dinner last night we said we were in a
good position, and I think we showed that a day. We pulled
forward with Nick, and we were there and dropping back, we have to
fight for it, but the jump-off made it exciting for the public to watch.
You are still in the individual, and so are you, so has Scott - you
have chances of winning medals again? Yes, we start from zero
witches are completely different competition. Anything could happen.
At least we are in with a good shot and hopefully we can get another
gold medal. You have on your country proud today.
If you can describe what is going to happen now, I am going to last
the music maestro to play this. That is Spandau Ballet, and you are
going to go up to the Totalisator and move the arrow to 17 gold
medals for Team GB. Well done. Tell you what, Nick Skelton, a bit of a
Dame Kelly Holmes in terms of the bodily functions, everything being
patched up. When he did the videotape earlier, and he said his
time was nearly up, I got a lump in my throat because people put
themselves out for years and years, and he said about the injuries like
mine, and finally he has done it. With that drama as well, brilliant.
From horse power on the horses to horse power in track cycling.
Tonight Jason Kenny, who was selected ahead of Chris Hoy in the
believe what I have seen here. The Britain four are inspired and
Australia are bottling. The gold medal is Britain's. Mears is washed
away, Victoria Pendleton takes the gold. They're on fire. Gareth
Britain win the Olympic title and the gold medal and another world
record. Clancy has a bronze medal record. Clancy has a bronze medal
with that raid. In the semi-final the Beijing silver medallist takes
on the man from Trinidad, Phillip. He won the first two. The silver
He won the first two. The silver was therefore guaranteed. In the
other semi-final, Gregory Bauge was far too good for Shane Perkins. The
Frenchman won his first two races and qualified for the final and set
up a show down with our flying Brit. Could Jason land his second gold of
the games to add to his team sprint? The first to win two races
would win gold. If you haven't seen this before, it is cat and mouse
for two laps and then it goes crazy. Cirs por or the and - Chris Porter
and -- Hugh Porter and Chris Boardman report. COMMENTATOR:
France have had a good tradition in the sprints. They have had five
wins and two in the early years. The most successful won the title
twice. Britain have just nailed the gold once with Chris Hoy in Beijing.
We knew it would be a tactical affair. Bauge would like to keep it
late and jump hard. Jason Kenny doesn't want to see that happen.
Get ready. Get ready for the adrenaline rush! Just over a lap to
go. Bauge at the front and beginning to inject pace. Kenny
still with greater height. They up to the white strip. Here is Kenny.
He is on his shoulder. Into the finishing straight. The crowd are
on their feet. Kenny takes it and goes 1-0 up. He rode that
magnificently. He didn't take his foot off the gas. Bauge tried to
control that race and the mistake came in the back straight with a
lap and a half to go and Kenny threw him a feint. He just forced
the Frenchman to lead him out. That is what he did. Beautifully done by
Kenny. Race one goes to Jason Kenny. If he can win this, it is two
strait and he is the Olympic champion. This is what makes the
nerves jangle, believe me. Kenny just keeping an eye out on Bauge.
This big Frenchman. Bauge certainly not out of it. He is still in
fantastic form here and Kenny knows it. It will take some controlling,
but that last I was surprised at the pace of Jason Kenny. He powered
around the outside. He certainly did. Completed the final 200 metres
at 70 kilometres an hour. The coach is on the track side. Just shouting
something to Kenny. They continue to weave their way around the bank.
Watching each other. You can feel the pressure building. Into the
back straight. One and a half laps to go. Now is Kenny going to take
Bauge on from the front? Is his confidence that much that he feels
he can hold him off for a lap. Kenny with one lap to go. Standing
tpwaen him and the gold medal. Bauge tries to come up to the wheel
and he won't do it. Kenny's got the head of the race and Bauge will not
take it. Kenny is the Olympic sprint champion. He brings the gold
medal and he won it in style with fantastic confidence. Look at this,
the celebration is unfolding and Bauge had no answer to Jason Kenny.
Silver in by a Ying -- Beijing and gold in London. What a handing over
of the mantle from Chris Hoy to Jason Kenny. He is a triple Olympic
gold medallist. That is his second gold medal here. Britain continue
to hoover up the golds. A brilliant to hoover up the golds. A brilliant
performance by Kenny. You're the champion, so much expectation, how
does it feel to deliver? It is amazing. I hadn't thought about it
until that last ride and it dawned on me and the battle I had to come
here with Chris and knowing you had somebody on the side that wouldn't
give that sprint away. I thought I had better not mess that up. I was
pleased and I did it for the team. It is the old guard handing it over.
Because he shares the same birthday as Chris Hoy, he is 12 years
younger. Living in his shadow for a few years, but today he soaked up
the pressure and delivered and it was a great result. First Briton to
have two gold medals in this game. With - eJason -- with Jason there
was that question mark about whether he should have been there
instead of Chris Hoy. But they knead right decision. In Beijing he
came so close to Chris Hoy and you could see he was the new guy.
know, you kind of game the game aware, you share that Bolton
heritage, I imagine you walk down the street in Bolton and you get
mobbed. Jason could probably walk down the high street. I think it
will be different, winning a gold medal will be huge and people will
recognise him. Bolton's only a small place. But we get recognised
every where. But he is happy. very humble. I was speaking to him
and what a nice and chilled out guy he is. That is what champions are
about. If you're a champion you don't have to be big-Eded -- big-
headed. Now time for ballet. And it is your turn. Would you move the
arrow up to 18 golds. One off Beijing on day ten. It is Monday.
We have six more days to go. Thank you. We do up to 35 on Big Ben. So
the possibility is not quite endless. Now a look at Victoria
Pendleton's quarter-final in the sprint. Six time world champion,
Victoria Pendleton cruised through her quarter-final. Tomorrow she is
against Christina Vogel of Yarmy. Anna Mears also qualified and Laura
Trott did well in the omnium. She had a ternt place in the 20k points
race, but a fantastic finish leaves her well placed with three more
events tomorrow. A lot still to come and a lot still going on,
London never sleeps. On the red button and online you can watch
live boxing. Men's beach volleyball and basketball. This is the scene,
we will go there for the superheavy weight fight, ant neer Joshua's
quarter -- Anthony Joshua's quarter-final. And now the art of
gymnastics and berth Tweddle. She is our most successful gym nars.
But she has never won an lemp gold. -- Olympic gold. There have been
more ferocious lacking revolutionaries. Beth Tweddle does
go around and round and come down with a bump. But can this be the
face that has led the way to a new order? For a long time, gymnastics
was under the control of the old eastern bloc, their names were
known and their routines admired, but they were out of reach. Only
superpower America could think of closing the gap. But ten years ago,
Beth Tweddle became the first British gymnast to win a medal at
the European Championships a bronze on the uneven bars. And the first
to win a medal at World Championships and in Euro 2000 6
she became European and world champion. In 2009 she was Wold
champion on the floor. Beth Tweddle, three time world champion a pioneer
and trail blazer. At the levels n Beijing she was fourth A placing
that urged her to carry on to one last chance at these games at home
and so four years later, 41 seconds and so four years later, 41 seconds
of this. Just has to go through like she always does. A lovely half
turn. A pirouette and into the move. This is the important section.
Catch with the half turn. Straight to the high bar, she floats up and
must focus now. Kick strong. Lift up. Two twists. Oh! A big step back.
But she saved it. It ended with a bump as revolutions can and it
seemed the old order was fill in -- still in control. It kicks in. It
is a very difficult routine. First pir Rett. The second. Here is the
difficult combination. Excellently performed. Just a bit of strength
needed to come out of that second front somersault. There is the full
pirouette. Beautiful, full into the next move. Swinging beautifully.
Straight up to the high bar again. A clear circle. Has to include a
close bar element. The Tyneest -- tiniest step. Wow! Must FINA means
business. - Mustafina means business. She is very smooth. If
anyone can post a higher score, she can. A lovely stoop in and out.
Down to the low bar and up to the high. She has made her combination.
Up into the one and a half dismount. This is going to be a fight to the
wire. Now in silver medal position. Pushing Tweddle into third. Gold
for Mustafina. Might America be the only superpower to challenge them.
Douglas is the only all round gold medallist. She lost a bit of rhythm
and controlled it well. And she has just lost that. No Douglas out of
condition tension -- contention and bronze for Britain, the first
bronze for Britain, the first Olympic medal won by a British
gymnast. It is only fitting a woman who has been such a servant to
British gymnastics and would you agree without that success, funding
would have been more difficult and this new generation have all
benefited from that? Yes to have the funding like gymnastics and
other minority sports it has show cased what they can do with that
support. Beth is outstanding. She has been going for years. And to be
world champion three times, to get that kind of Olympic medal, I'm
sure, I am sure she would have loved to have got silver or gold.
Maybe if she got bronze in Beijing she wouldn't have gone on. If you
had got silver, you had the temptation to turn professional.
Would you have gone on for the gold? Well yes. I may have. Because
the thing is when you gate silver, you want to beat it. The deal was
put on the table for me and I thought, I was young, I was in two
minds, I wanted to stay amateur. Maybe if I had known the 2012
Olympics were in London I may have. Because think about it. I'm 25. If
you look at other fighters they are young. So I would have been in the
Beth Tweddle is the queen of British gymnastics, well this guy
Zanetti. That is very impressive. Look at this. This is just
superhuman. It is, isn't it? He is superhuman. It is, isn't it? He is
really, hugely impressive. really, hugely impressive.
steals gold. The last gymnast up. Precious indeed, and it bodes well
for Brazil at the next Olympics. Christie and Thomas came in eighth
place, he fell back on landing but had a fantastic effort none the
less. British gymnastics going strong, and strength is what a lot
of the rest of this programme is about. Here is what we have got
coming up. The women get ready to rumble in the ring. Staying with
boxing, we are live for as super- heavyweight Anthony Joshua's fight.
We have the best of the action from a night of track and field. And
don't forget, the action continues on the red button and online. It is
all there for you right now. That is what is going on in the ExCel
Arena right now. You can go there to see that. Great Britain's hockey
women were in action against the Netherlands tonight. They will face
Argentina in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Time for some boxing,
and it is time for these ladies. We are calling them, the Free -- Three
Amigirls. Natasha Jonas was back in action, she had the daunting task
of taking on the overwhelming favourite Katie Taylor, from
Ireland, in the quarter-final. The first round when to Taylor, the
second round was all square, so we women's 60 kilogram contest, the
third two minute round. Katie Taylor from Ireland wearing red,
who'd just talk a good right hand from Jonas. Both boxers going toe-
to-toe in the centre of the ring, and Jonas has to overturn a 3 point
deficit. A good body shot from the left hand from Taylor. It is Taylor
getting on the front foot now, asserting her dominance, as we
approach 30 seconds elapsed in round three. The good defences by
Jonas, but she is just overwhelmed by the sheer volume of punches.
to full punching and accuracy from Katie Taylor. It brings about the
first standing count of the contest. She tells the referee she is OK,
and that is just one point so it is not like professional boxing. Katie
Taylor is really going through the gears, unloading accurate shot at
close range. She is so popular in Ireland that she was selected to be
flag-bearer in the opening ceremony. Boxing is in her blood. Her father
Peter was a lightweight champion in Ireland in the 1980s. She learnt
her trade by watching him shadow box in the kitchen. She has two
European titles, two national titles, and she is doing her thing
well, putting Jonas under pressure. Jonas, struggling to deal with
those combinations. She went well earlier on the inside, but it
depends whether the judges will count those body shops. Jonas
competing valiantly as we approach the final 10 seconds of this round.
Taylor, target in the body once more. Katie Taylor, 19-11 after a
dominant display. As we enter the final round in this women's 60
kilogram lightweight contest, the instructions in the corner could
not have contrasted more. Natasha Jonas is trailing by eight and the
instructions were that she has to roll the dice, scoring points
without reply. The atmosphere is fantastic at the ExCel Arena here
in Docklands. It is more like a football match, but it is women's
Olympic boxing, for the very first time in the history of this
tournament in the Olympic Games. Jonas is trying to land those
punches without reply. Jonas is trying to turn this into a fight,
but look at the response from Taylor. The No. 1 seed, the
reigning four time world champion, boxer of the year in 2000 date.
Really putting her talents on show. A great left hook to the body, that
will be hurt full for Jonas. Taylor really listening to the
instructions - he told her not to get involved. She also had to keep
moving her head. That was a big right hand, and he is forced to
make the second standing count of the contest. It really years
cacophonous noise being generated by this 10,000 strong crowd. Jonas,
impossible to deter. She continues to come forward, looking for her
own shots. Jonas, sagging into the ropes. It is a standing ovation at
this ExCel Arena, and they can be no doubt about the victor. Katie
Taylor is living up to her billing as she produces a fantastic display
on her Olympic debut. Ladies and gentlemen, the winner by a score of
26-15, in the red corner, representing Ireland, Katie Taylor.
A standing ovation for Katie Taylor, the world number one, through to
the semi-final and guaranteed at least a bronze medal. Given how she
performed, who would bet against her for the gold? For that
guarantees her a bronze medal. Jonas said afterwards she threw
everything at Katie Taylor apart from the kitchen sink and she came
up short. Continuing with the boxing women, and it is Nicola
Adams next. Victory here, and she would be guaranteed a medal. She
took the first two rounds by one point. We come into this in the
to go. This is the women's 51 kilogram flyweight division.
Petrova, just put under a little bit of pressure from Nicola Adams.
Just approaching 30 seconds gone in this third round in the women's 51
kilogram flyweight division between the box are wearing red, Petrova,
and Nicola Adams making her Olympic debut. She has been boxing very
well indeed. She led 2-1 after the opening round, extended that, and
now we are here in the third round. Nicola Adams is using all her
fluidity and punching variety that is her hallmark. Nicola Adams is
one of the hardest body punches I have ever boxed. That is good to
see she is employed in those body punches because that really will
slow her opponent down. The you to fall straight -- beautiful straight
shots from Nicola Adams. She was told to calm down, relax, and she
is boxing in rhythmic, fluid action in round number three. She is
jabbing to much better effect now. The smallest boxer on the Great
Britain programme, but she has the longest reach. You think you are
well out of range, and you get thoroughly proven wrong. The crowd
rising in unison because Nicola Adams has extended her advantage.
She is leading 11-5. They at impressive third round win bought
Nicola ahead, and she scored a 16-7 victory.
Congratulations to her. In the semi-finals she will face a five-
time champion from England. Next stop, Savannah Marshall, Great
Britain's No. 1 seed, in action for the first time. She was taking on
her opponent from Kazakhstan. She had a decent start, all level after
the first two rounds. 10-8 down, Marshall had it all to do and ended
up losing the last round, going out 16-12. That means, from three
British women boxers entering for the first time, Nicola Adams is the
last one standing. She looked good, and she will face the Indian
fighter who has come down a weight division. I think she has the
division. I think she has the strength to get through, definitely.
She is a quality boxer and puts combinations could together. The
other girl will be coming down the weight so she will be physically
stronger. Chester do some footwork, hit and move, and that will slow
down the Indian fighter. The Body - - Body shots she throws will slow
down the fighter's world. Katie Taylor is a brilliant fighter. She
puts punches together really well, her timing was perfect, and she won
by a wide margin so I wish her the very best. Have you been watching
the boxing? For I was there yesterday and I was in the crowd,
and there were so many women spectators. It just shows it is
getting popular so maybe in the next Olympics we will see more.
what are your thoughts? I think why not. If you are given that
opportunity go for it. Jane couch tried to get boxing here for women,
and to see them in the Olympic Games, a lot of people look at it
and ask whether it is right, but why not? They are athletes. They
have head gear. They have a referee watching them so it is a great
sport for women. Did you ever try any in training?
If I was boxing people, it would be without the gloves. It is a tough
form of training to do. Yes, I have tried boxing exercise and things
like that. It is one of the toughest sports in the world,
alongside 800m! Have you got any female boxers at your boxing club?
We have that many women coming to the boxing gym that we have to have
a separate day for them. We get around 50 women who come and train,
and having women boxing in the Olympics will make a massive
For young people it is a disciplined sport and you see how
coachs have drawn people off the street and given them a sense of
presence and purpose. That is brilliant what boxing can do.
People think it is a violent sport, because you go in there to punch
someone. But every person in that gym, it teaches you discipline and
not to fight on the streets. It is about technique and discipline and
listening to your trainers. Let's move on to athletics. Britain's big
hope tonight was Dai Greene on the track. The world champion scraped
into the 400 metre hurdles. Could he surprise everyone and get a
medal. He had all the main rivals in his sights. Can Haier Culson and
Felix San clez in seven. Steve Cram Felix San clez in seven. Steve Cram
calls this. Green gets a good start, the crowd playing their part. He
had to go wide. Culson down the back straight. Sanchez has started
quickly and Taylor. Green has a lot of ground to make up. Culson may
have the lead. Taylor just behind him and Dai Greene has room to make
up to get into the medals. Culson lits that one. Sanchez is in and
Gordon and Taylor. Here is Dai Greene. Sanchez rises first and
Culson is there. In the middle Taylor, but Sanchez is coming away
and takes the gold. Taylor, Culson and then Grand Prix. Eight years
ago -- and then Green. Eight years ago, he shouted on that occasion.
He is questioning if anything went wrong. He will be disappointed he
has not got a Med 58. Gold to Felix Sanchez for the second time. Culson
wins his country's first ever medal. I felt a bit tired. Of coursely a
couple of days ago it was a shock in the semi-final. Surprised
everyone went that fast. I gave it everything I had. A bit better
structure to my race. But just a bit too tired at the end and missed
out. Do you think that what happened to you earlier on in the
year with the injury problems, has affected your build up and what
happened here? It certainly affected my build up. I couldn't
start until half way through January, instead of October. I
can't argue, I ran a personal best a few weeks ago. Perhaps the
endurance was not there for the rounds. It shows I probably missed
a bit of the winter work. You cannot tell if it is there or not
until you get to the majors. I couldn't have given it anything
couldn't have given it anything else. Felix Sanchez, what an
incredible story. He didn't make the final in 2000. He went hell for
leth tore make sure that didn't happen in 2004 and then eight years
later he wins again. You see the emotion. It is huge. He dedicated
to it his grandmother. You could see what that meant to him that. Is
what the Olympics is about and you feel see that true emotion. I feel
sorry for Dai Greene, common wealth andure mean and world champion and
Olympics and the home ground. He looked drained. How much do you
think that experience in the semi- finals of having to qualify as the
fastest loser took out of him. think as he said, it was a shock
that everyone ran so fast. Sanchez just flew. Tonight when you see
that interview and how he was running, he didn't look like he
normally does. For some reason it didn't click. It may have been the
injury, was tit pressure? Was it just that, -- was it the pressure,
was it that they moved on to the next level. But he didn't get the
gold that we thought he would. Holly blaez dale didn't do well.
She had a disappointing pole vault final. -- Bleasdale. Jennifer Suhr
ended up picking up the gold. looked so nervous. When I saw her
at the start, she looked petrified. It is such a shame. Because she is
somebody that I thought would move forward this year in particular.
She made a huge break through. Isinbaeva only picked up bronze. It
is experience and she is young, moving forward. There is a silver
lining to her story, her boyfriend, Paul Bradshaw proposed to her after
and she said yes. He timed it well didn't he? Yes. Good for the boys.
Perry Shakes-Drayton failed to qualify for the 4 hundred metres
hurdles final, but nen another competitor was disqualified and
then contested the decision and the appeal went in her favour. But
don't be surprised if there is a British counter appeal. Eventually
the appealing will stop. But you would expect Britain to put in
another appeal? They probably will, because we are always going to
fight for athletes. Who knows what the outcome will be. Some flat
performances there. Yes I rated Holly Bleasdale and I still do. I
think it would have been nice for her to perform well today and then
have that hope of a potential medal and Perry has done well. But just
again didn't come together. But she made it. You excited. Live box
something Yes. Ant neer Joshua will be fighting. And now the latest
inStahlment of you know what. The Magnificent Seven are six. Josh
Taylor is the only one to fall so far. We're live for Anthony Joshua.
He has impressed on Wednesday beating the Cuban fighter. Tonight
he will be guaranteed at least a bronze after beating Zhang from
China. It has been a busy day there and that is the scene there now.
Can Anthony Joshua do it? The atmosphere looks fantastic. Let's
last? This is bout number 213. The last contest of session 20 in the
boxing tournament. Three bronze medals positions have been decided.
Will there be a bronze for Britain for the third time in this cover
tigs, from the number two seed, and the world silver medallist, Anthony
Joshua? They stood as Joshua came in. And it is silver against silver,
because his opponent is the reigning Olympic silver medallist
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 49 seconds
from Beijing four years ago. Now 29. extraordinary noise level. It is
world silver against Olympic silver, battling for Olympic bronze. The
big fellow in red is the silver medallist from four years ago. He
lost to the Italian then. Zhang and China in red and Joshua and Britain
in blue. Jang the bigger of the two, the south paw. He will have to
watch himself. While Zhang isn't the most mobile, he can punch a
bit.. Yes but he should have the measure of his opponent. He has got
to set up the punch behind the jab. I like to see plenty of jabs into
the face and that straight right hand. He doesn't need to hold the
feet. Just set up that jab and establish that punch and that gap
between himself and his opponent. We know from four years ago that
Zhang is susceptible to a hard shot. He got stopped in his last round.
But what a great sequence in the World Championships last year
Joshua had. He beat three seat seeded boxers on his way to the
final, that he lost by a single point. That was a super right hand
from Anthony Joshua. What this fellow Zhang does, he slows things
down and doesn't prefer, he prefers a slower work rate. What Josh has
to do. That is better. He hurt him there. That was a good left hook.
He certainly did. He has got to get his orthodox right foot outside the
onrushing right of the southpaw from China. Gotta -- good footwork
by Joshua. He is stalking. Zhang just retreating. This might be
Joshua's round. Joshua will be hanging on, but does not want to
incur the wrath of the referee. Zhang is slowing it down. It is
important that Josh keeps jabbing and that will use that straight
right hand. There it is. That is better. A bit of a slap with the
following left. But his right wasn't too bad. He has to move off
the ropes. Zhang is allowing him to do that. Is not much between us.
But I think Josh has maybe nicked this opening round. We will find
out soon. Zhang, Joshua got him with the left hand. A good shot
rate at the end. A baleful look from Zhang in Joshua's direction
and Anthony Joshua leads thrie 3-1. Good stuff Josh. In his corner,
they are pleased with him. Saying good stuff. Just relax. I think he
was affected by the first contest against the Cuan. There is that
long jab I was talking about. is a giant electronic score bard
that says Britain 3, China 1. trainer is saying don't Tay take
the risk, hands up. The second contest for both these boxers.
Anthony Joshua in blue squeaked through against the fighter from
Cuban. The Cubans didn't appeal. A lot of other countries may have
appealed. A lot of people thought their man had won it. But Anthony
Joshua was given the decision and he has to justify that decision.
good left hook again from Anthony Joshua. It is important he doesn't
fall short with his right hand. So he must establish that jab. That is
why the jab is so important. Zhang closing it down and Josh doing the
sensible thing. It is about speed with this fellow. The Chinese 29
year-old is known as the iron fist Prince. Feet in the right position,
movement going nicely. He should target the body, fight with the jab
to the head and whipped a straight hand down to the middle of the body,
and finished with a left hook to the head. That would be a
combination that would work for Joshua. Sensible boxing at long
range. He got caught with a left hand, that was a good shot by
Zhilei Zhang. Stiff jabbing, classic stuff from and Joshua, jerk
two ahead of this man back. Joshua needs to keep that movement going.
Zhilei Zhang prefers the contest at close quarters, at a slower pace.
We knew he was susceptible to a hard shot, and this will only
warrant a standing count. Joshua looking to the corner, and he will
be saying keep doing what you are doing. The Chinese fellow has not
recovered here, Jim. He is hanging on, with 30 seconds to go, and what
a shot from Anthony Joshua. As good a shot as he has ever delivered,
and what it time to do it. Zhilei Zhang is looking weary. Again, some
good left shots. He is starting to wobble. He is tiring. Great work.
What did finish to the round. 8-6. They gave it to Joshua. I am
astounded. High thought he had won by a long way. That is incredible.
A lovely shot from Anthony Joshua, and that brought about the standing
count. How they only gave it to him 8-6 has dumbfounded me, I am amazed.
But nevertheless he is in control and he has the measure of his
opponent with his right hand. He might not recover in this next
round. The coach saying that he should just can't -- calm down, box
your way in. Every second taken up with good advice in the British
corner. A spectacular shot in the last round. Nevertheless, there is
not much between them. Joshua leading 11-7. The Chinese boxer has
got to go for it now. He has got to come forward a lot more and that
may suit Anthony Joshua with the right hand. On his toes, boxing
sensibly, listening to his corner. He needs to move away to his left
to keep away from the range of the back hand of the Chinese boxer, who
has been told to go to the neutral corner. There is a problem with
Joshua. The vest has got to be talked in so the white waistband
can be displayed at all times. That helps the officials decide whether
a punch is illegal. Joshua leading, needs another few points for
insurance. I don't think Zhilei Zhang has totally recovered. I
can't believe his tactics. Four points behind, he should be put in
some pressure on here. I don't think he has recovered. I have seen
a contest stop after one hard shot like that. The referee, pushing his
fists together, saying I want you to do more boxing. Nothing wrong
with his stamina. Zhilei Zhang knows he has got to land some
punches. Joshua still probably leading. Joshua has got to get his
timing sorted out. Now the Chinese boxer is going to start coming
forward, looking to land. He knows he is behind so that will present
more opportunities for Anthony Joshua. The another good right hand
from Joshua. His opponent responded with one of his own. This is
another close round, I think. The last 40 seconds now. Zhilei Zhang
coming forward with that trademark left of his. I still think Joshua
is in control here. The last 20 seconds. Come on, Anthony Joshua.
You need this. You have a world silver, you want an Olympic medal.
Bronze will do, Silverwood be better, gold would be fantastic.
Zhilei Zhang not offering very much. Joshua not doing very much but he
doesn't care. The referee doesn't have time to tell them off. I
reckon Joshua has won this one. think he knows he has been beaten,
he thought I don't want to walk on to another one of those right hands.
There is no way he lost that by five points in the last round, no
way. Look at that, straight classic left jab in the face of the
Chinaman. Per affect timing, and there is the right hand as well.
Just gets caught. Anthony Joshua, a 15-11, in the blue corner, Anthony
Joshua. The world silver medallist is now a guaranteed Olympic bronze
medallist with the prospect of silver and gold to come. Joshua
still on his way, Britain's third qualifier for the semi-finals. What
the day for British boxing, what the day for Anthony Joshua. It came
through against the man who reached the final four years ago. Very
pleased, Anthony Joshua pointing to the crowd and it was a much better
performance than his opening contest against the Cuban. Zhilei
Zhang, very appreciative. Anthony Joshua much-improved and well
deserved. A guaranteed bronze medal. Just like Audley Harrison did in
Sydney in 2000, Anthony Joshua has a bronze medal and it is onward and
upward. Anthony making his way over to be
This crowd waited a long time to watch you fight tonight. You gave a
good show in the end and guaranteed a bronze medal - congratulations.
Thank you. I would like to congratulate my team mates as well.
Getting in there amongst this is amazing and is not just for me, it
is for the country. After such a tight fight in the last round, how
are you feeling going into this one? The experience you gain,
whatever happens from this, I walk away a new man. You are turning
into a bit of a people's favourite. When your name rings around this
crowd, what effect does that have on you? It can be a bad round
sometimes. I have to stay composed, but looking at everyone here, we
are here for the country so I am glad they can come out and enjoy
some decent boxing. Thoughts on your next fight? It will be
difficult. The support is storing up for these difficult fights.
There will be positive energy and we will take that into the next
fight. Let's keep behind them and keep pushing for some medals.
you have done your country proud. Congratulations, get yourself into
the shower. This is the semi-final line-up for
the super-heavyweight division. I will ask Amir Khan what kind of
challenge he will face in a moment. Anthony Ogogo is guaranteed a medal
as well, following his victory over Stefan Hartel this evening. He's a
15-10, and he will face the floor and -- face Florentino. He did very
well, he had come down in the second round. Yes, he is becoming
stronger and stronger. The first fight he had against the Cuban,
that will give him the extra drive to win. He can literally go for the
gold medal because I think he has a good chance. The Chinese he thought
today, he was a silver medallist in the last Olympics so that will give
him more confidence as well. He boxed very well, winning by a wide
margin. What do you know about the opponent he has in the semi-finals?
He is from Kazakhstan - they are pressure fighters, very experienced.
If Anthony sticks to his game plan, I'm sure he will get through the
fight. I don't think it will be as difficult as the Cuban fight he had,
but this will get him to the finals. He looked more loose, and then
knock down - what does that do for a fighter? Yes, brilliant, it will
only give you confidence. To be honest, I don't really think the
Chinese recovered from that knocked down. It was a nice shot right on
the chin. That is when Anthony put the pressure on and he started
cruising through the fight. It has been a great competition, hasn't
it? Yes, we saw Nicola Adams becoming the first woman to win a
medal, and we have Anthony Ogogo also guaranteed a bronze medal. I
really think this will be the best Olympics we have ever had. And the
funding, you were talking about how much the funding went up after your
silver medal and you were the only boxer there. He shows what a
difference the funding makes because in 2012 we have got nearly
a full team and a few of them are women. It makes a massive
difference, the funding. It gets kids off the streets, get them into
boxing, and they can focus on sport instead of getting a part-time job.
The dit keep you on the straight and narrow? 100%, but I was always
a good boy anyway. That's not what you told me the other day. You were
driving your mum mad, weren't you? It vindicates the funding.
It was the men's 400m final tonight and Kirani James, the world
champion and favourite, was going talent. Cleanly away. Who will be
the first to show? Chris Brown has started quickly. Santos has gone
out hard. Pinder out in lane eight has started very fast. James is
looking good and Pinder being hauled back in now. Look at Kirani
James glading around that top bend. Gordon trying to go with him.
Santos is in there. It is James, the two teenagers have got this
between them. But nobody's catching the world champion. He is storming
away. Kirani James will take Olympic gold. His nation's first
ever gold medal 4.94. -- 4.94. Kirani James winning his nation's
Kirani James winning his nation's first ever gold pledal. He is still
under 20. What a phenomenal career he has got ahead. He looked there,
that last 50 metres, he was powering away. First gold medal,
first medal for Grenada. A great future ahead of him. The Carr bean
runners having a fantastic lichs. Now we celebrate the underdog.
Today we take to the high seas for the men's laser class sailing as a
young student took the medal for Cyprus. He said he hasn't realised
what it means to his country until he arrives home. For soup Rus, we
salute you, underdog of the day. Now an underperformer, this from
Now an underperformer, this from Stephan Feck in the spring board.
Forward three and a half. Oh here you go the first calamity. Oh my
goodness. It is silent in here. I think he is OK. He slips off the
side of the bard. Only has hold of one leg. He smacks him and that is
one leg. He smacks him and that is a failed dive. He is out of it.
That one moment. That one day and he slips off the board. It there is
a time where we go and put our faces on the board. Come with me.
And I will tell you the medal board is looking good for Britain. Still
is looking good for Britain. Still clear in third place. Only one sly
of the total from Beijing. And we have still got six days to go.
Eight medals would be our highest tally since 1908. If I can ask you
to put the wonderful Beth Tweddle on to the bronze. We have so many.
And Amir can put Bolton boy Jason Kenny on to the gold. Can you do
Nick Skelton, the senior member of the show jumping team. We have got
Ben March there as well. -- Ben Maher there as well. And Scott
Brash and I will put Peter Charles. He was the last jumper. We're
running out of space. Well we have so many. Thank you. That is it. The
end of day 10. Can you leave believe it? It has been a wonderful
day, Beth God her medal. The show jumps got gold and for some night-
With action continuing until midnight, Gabby Logan hosts a mix of sport and conversation with those making the headlines, and guests from the sporting world and beyond. It could be a big night for Britain's Anthony Joshua, a boxing world silver medallist. A win in the super-heavyweight quarter-finals guarantees him an Olympic medal.