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Dame nine, the Olympic flame burning brightly and 22 golds were
decided today. Sport goes on in the Olympic city and you can see live
beach volleyball, and boxing, right now. I hope you had a wonderful day.
I know what you are thinking. Which sporting icons have made it here
You cannot be serious! That was on Always welcome around these parts,
good to see you, and Allan Wells, Olympic 100m gold medallist from
1980. The athletics has been great and the atmosphere is phenomenal.
Thank you for joining us. Another incredible day. Here is what is
Usain Bolt was looking to blow them away again in the men's 100m final.
Big Ben was going for historic gold number four.
Andy Murray had a busy day, he was hunting for a double gold in the
singles and mixed doubles. Christine Ohuruogu was looking to
defend her 400m title on home turf. Gymnastic fantastic. Louis Smith
was hoping to upgrade his Beijing bronze in the pommel horse final.
Cycling, and men and women's boxing on the way, but we will start in
Weymouth, where this afternoon a triple gold medal-winning sailor
set out to make history. It was Big Ben's date with destiny. Matthew
Pinsent watched it unsold. Ben Ainslie is often written as the
best small boat sailor in the world but winning gold in 2012 could
prove it. By his recent Olympic standards, the first three days of
racing were close to disastrous. Six races, then Ainslie beat by a
Jonas Hogh-Christensen in every single one. But one of his main
opponents had made a crucial error. From where I was sailing, it looked
like Ben Ainslie hit the mark. Ainslie is doing a penalty turn.
had no choice because if BT's going to a protest, why would lose -- if
it is going. Big mistake because I am angry, those guys had better
watch out. Car on! Ben Ainslie, you can see it, he believes it!
Essentially, Sunday 5th August boils down to a man on man race for
gold, and if anyone can take this in his stride, it is the veteran,
Ben Ainslie. It will be a huge battle on Sunday but I am up for it
and I enjoyed those occasions. races of the regatta are completed
and today's race is the last one, the medal race. The points
situation it is delicate for Ainsley. He is two points behind
Jonas Hogh-Christensen, so he must beat him to win gold. The only
other contender is Pieter-Jan Postma. This is going to be tight.
There is the man who can spoil line, three seconds to go, and that
is the start. Perhaps we would have expected to see more confrontation.
Not Ainsley's best start but by the first mark, the Briton was in
charge. Ben Ainslie has got around the top mark in gold medal-winning
position, and Denmark have a big job to do now. Ainslie seems to
have a Jonas Hogh-Christensen under control but he wasn't the only
threat. Denmark will not overtake Ainslie, but Pieter-Jan Postma from
the Netherlands is under attack. Vitally, he stays behind the Kiwi.
The Kiwis looking comfortable... He has just hit the Kiwi, a penalty
turns all Pieter-Jan Postma. Things are looking good for the British
sailor. Ben Ainslie wins his fourth Olympic gold medals. The battle
between Ben Ainslie and the great Dane is over, and for the first
time at London 2012, the moment that Ben Ainslie was in a gold
medal position at the end of the race, is right now! Jonas Hogh-
Christensen had given his all but Ainslie's ability on home water, in
front of a home crowd, was just too much. History made. Ainslie is the
best sailor the Olympics has ever Have you ever had to work harder
for an Olympic gold medal? No, that was the toughest. The wage-earner
sailed this week, it has been a long time since I had seen somebody
sale that world -- the way Jonas Hogh-Christensen sailed this week.
I was a worried man today and something had to change, and
thankfully it did. I got myself back into a chance position and I
took it. I feel I should have a special card to say, four
consecutive gold medals. It is a special club. Welcome. We need a
couple. Well done, mate! Well done! I appreciate that. A fantastic
result for Ben Ainslie but there was another race this afternoon
that showed just how easily gold medals can slip away. In the Star
class, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson were in gold medal position.
position all week. Right at the end, everything faded away. You can see
The most stunning start to the sailing regattas the Great Britain,
and who better to kick it off than Ben Ainslie? It has got to be so
Ben Ainslie, hasn't it? We shall wait and see. The
interesting thing this week has been the way he has raced, his
tactics. He got angry and said, you don't want to make me angry,
because two of his competitors grassed him up. The next time I
come on, could you put something where I have won, and secondly, I
like this guy, Big Ben, because he talks trash. He needed to do that
to come back, it was school. It was good for him to have that
protagonist, he was going for the record of school golds, the Danish
competitor was trying to stop that -- four golds. That is why he is a
four-time Olympic gold medallist, because he expects to be able to
win every time, he expects a lot of himself. Sometimes, if you are so
much better than your competition, you need something to fire you up
to give you that motivation that you need to win a gold medal.
think he is number four in the all- time most decorated British
Olympians. There has been a lot of shaking and moving going on in that
The temptation for him to go to Rio must be quite great. It sounds like
he has got the aggression to do it. If it is the metal Leicester that
he wants to do well in, that is what he will do -- the Medal list.
He has been a fantastic competitor and he will now contribute to the
first gold medal at of the night. Music, maestro.
# Gold #. Johnny Mac is feeling below par
this evening, so I will not physically is certain to much --
physically exert him. With seven days to go, we are four gold medals
from passing over Beijing's. I know you spoke to Percy and Simpson,
their agent, and he said, there is no way they could lose this. Yes,
he said they were set to win but this is the Olympics. My other
nature is a big factor in that as well. I know nothing about sailing.
Mother Nature, as you say, it is a force to fight against. To date
make it was too much. We may well speak to Ben Ainslie later.
today it was too much. Four weeks ago today, Andy Murray lost his
first ever Wimbledon final against Roger Federer. Today, he was back a
Centre court, with a chance of A fabulous first Wimbledon final
Title number seven for Roger Federer! I am going to try this and
They played in three grand-slam finals. The US Open in 2008, the
Australian Open in 2010, and When they had gone toted does so
far either the opening 21 minutes of this tennis final, Murray has
looked the most potent. -- when He had it. Something over the net
A good, deep return from Murray. It keeps in in this game. Pressure
Heavy hitting from Murray. The first break is greeted by the
Watching both of these players throughout their careers, at the
moment, there is only one person out there engaging in this match.
That is Andy Murray. He wants to keep the momentum, keep the
I have never seen this before. This Someone is looking after him! Maybe
You have to say, this is looking That ball is called long, no sign
of a challenge from Federer, he is Every time the Federer throws some
heat down to Murray, Murray has just returned it, again and again
It is a gold medal for Andy Murray! And he finished off, like the
There you go! Came first. Then mum. This proud son of Dunblane. He has
been through so much, this is such Where do you put that in your
victories? That is number one for me. The biggest one of my life.
This week has been incredible so far, I have had a lot of fund, the
supporters been amazing, I have one That is long, and Great Britain
take the opening set. It only takes After exactly one hour's play,
Azarenka and Mirnyi take the second Max Mirnyi, on serve for the gold
That is it, it will be a silver medal for Robson and Murray, and
gold to Azarenka and Mirnyi. Andy Murray, will the Olympics open
the door for many majors to come? After that draining experience four
be to go, that emotional defeat on Centre Court, how impressed are you
with the way he has attacked this tournament? It started a bit in
Australia, he lost a five-hour match against Djokovic, in
Wimbledon, it was a great effort, even against Roger, he almost went
two sets to love her up, this time I think it helped Murray. Straight
sets, but Federer had played six matches in eight days, I think he
was feeling it added. Murray was the fresher, younger guys. Roger
didn't really know what to do want his legs were not there. I have it
will springboard into many majors. This success, feeling what it is
like to be Roger Federer in a final, in terms of the psychological
benefits, that has to be beneficial, hasn't it? The reason he hired a
van Lindor is because -- Ivan Lendl is because he was one of the great
tennis players of all time, with eight Crown Slams. He is starting
to play the way people have paid 10 to play, to be more aggressive, to
take it to somebody like even Roger Federer. That is the question we
were all wondering. Believe it or not, if Andy Murray were to win the
US Open and windy pick Masters event at the O2 Serena, he could
still be the number one player out this year. So this could be an
unbelievable year. For tennis in the Olympics, this is huge. Because
Wimbledon is our greatest event. To have it there, we were to have it
at the same level as the Grand Slams -- we want to have read.
looks so proud to be representing Great Britain can he almost had a
go at it Save the Queen! I wouldn't like to hear him singing, but he
has done a lot for himself, as John system aid can only help his
confidence in the future. If he believes in himself that much from
this, he could do really well. what I'm hearing, I understand that
Andy Murray has just arrived at Team GB House. There they are!
Congratulations, guys. Thank you. Can we talk about your singles
final first, and the? Just talking about what they can do for you
psychologically, and the effort it took a bounce-back from that
Wimbledon final against Roger Federer four ye -- weeks ago when
you looked emotionally drained, how quickly do you feel you could do
this? Well, it took about five or six days for the Wimbledon final to
kind of... To get it out of my system. I spoke to my coach a few
days after the final, and he said to me that I had played really good
match at there, it was the best I had played in a grand-slam final
beforehand. I had struggled normally when I lost than, --
Wenger, but with the Olympics coming up, it was perfect timing, I
go straight back out on the practice courts after four dazed
and started working hard. I was desperate to do well here. I didn't
expect to do what I did today, but the whole week has been
unbelievable. You beat him in straight sets, if I am not wrong
you only dropped one set in the whole tournament. Today especially,
I played great tennis, I got hold after the match in the third set I
only lost one point on my serve, I didn't lose my serve against
Djokovic in the semis or against Roger in the final. So it was to
serve that really helped me out. The best we could my life. A long
day, though, and I bet Laura was delighted he got rid of Roger
Federer in straight sets, that we keep him fresh for the doubles. The
pair of you were going for the gold, and in the first set it look like
it would be a walk in the park. The second set was more tricky.
played really, really well in the first set, and they are the top
seeds, so obviously, it was always going to be tough. They started
playing really well, and it was a close tie-break in the end, it is
disappointing to lose, but we have -- he has got a gold, anyway.
you have got a silver. I'm sure John McEnroe wanted to say
something. What question to Andy would be, how nice was said to have
that crowd, so behind you, where even at Wimbledon, which obviously
is your stamping grounds, if four were to go it wasn't nearly as one-
sided. That must have helped you. - - four weeks ago. It helped a lot.
Roger get unbelievable support everywhere he goes, it is probably
not something he is used to, having all the crowd supporting who he is
playing. It helped me a lot today. Even though it was straight sets,
there were still some moments in the match when it was tough. The
there were a lot of close games. The crowd were so into it, not just
today, the whole tournament, in all of our mixed doubles matches as
well, they have been a great help. It is a huge asset when you're on
the court, it gives you a great debt of motivation and focus.
crowd, you saw Federer was annoyed, you had to pick up and see he
wasn't too happy about that, how my right or wrong? Normally Roger,
when he is serving, he likes to play very quick in between points.
Because of the noise of the crowd, it was slowing him down a lot. He
cannot start the point until it is fairly quiet. Maybe it through his
rhythm of a little bit. He does normally try and play quick. But he
never looks annoyed on the court, no matter what the score is! I was
trying to pick up on a few little things. We have a ritual around
these parts when we have a gold John McEnroe is going to go over to
the rather large Big Ben, and moved the barrel up another notch. It is
the 16 number match cold. -- 16th gold. That is just an incredible
achievement. We have loved watching you in the last week. Laura, you
are only 18, you have a lot of time! Plenty more action and medals
Max and Luis were in the hunt for medals in the pommel horse final.
Ed Clancy fancied his chances in the omnium.
It was an historic day for women's boxing, they took to the ring for
Sport still going on tonight, Britain's women are facing Brazil
in the basketball, it is the quarter-finals in the beach
volleyball, the match between We are going to go back to Weymouth
and gatecrash the party for the sailors. Ben Ainslie is waiting
outside what looks like a Fish and chip shop! Is that where the party
is? Surrey, it is really hard to hear you, but it has been a
fantastic day here, it was the most amazing race, in front of such AA a
huge crowd. So much at stake. Having all those people cheer you
on makes such a huge difference. It was a tough race but I'm so happy
to have come away with the gold medal. In front of a home crowd, it
was really special. Was this the Sorry, we have got a lot going on
here. Next time I enter the EU I might not do it in a kebab shop. --
I interviewed you. A police to have a lot of racing to go, great
expectations of medals to come. It I will try one more question
because I am not sure that you can hear me at all. This week, when two
of your competitors grassed you up, and you said, you do not want to
make me angry, did that help you to focus? Yeah, for sure. It was a
very tough competition against the Danish guy and they got me angry
and it helped to fire me up. I needed to change something to get
back into this series and that certainly made the difference and I
was able to close the points back. In sport, sometimes you have to get
angry. Are you going to go for five? In Rio? It is a long way off.
2016. We'll see. But right now, it won't get any better than this. It
is such a fantastic opportunity to race in front of my home crowd. To
see into the future that far ahead, right now, this is as good as it
gets. By will let you carry on with your evening. Good night. -- I will
let you. I wanted to ask him if it was annoying that it takes him so
long to win a gold medal when the guys in the 100m do it in 10
seconds. If and you just get the The Olympics covers all shapes and
sizes, and this is Live TV, as you have probably gathered! Last night,
you might have remembered, Great Britain did all right in the
# Happiness, happiness #. Happiness the greatest gift that I
possess #. # I have got more than my share of
happiness #. The pride of Great Britain. It is a
perfect day! Michael Johnson looks completely bemused by that songs.
have to download that. I love that. I bet it is on your iPods. Ken Dodd.
OK... Ken Dodd and the Olympics, a match made in heaven. Could we add
to the three gold medals on the track? We will see. First up, the
men's 100m, the night when the This stadium has just come to life.
I wonder why. It citing times. Olympic semi-final. -- exciting
word! He was looking at them to say, keep up, come on!
Chambers is fading. 9.874 Usain Bolt. Clowning around a little bit.
Their third semi-final. Athletes third, well done to the youngster,
finished very strongly. 9.85. came third in the semi-final of the
Olympics. That is great, it really the four fastest men of all time
block, Asafa Powell was the champion becomes a legend! Why did
we ever, ever, ever doubt the I was worried about my start, I did
not want to do a false start. I don't think it was the best
reaction in the world. My coach said, stop worrying about the start,
the best part of your race is at the end. So I stopped worrying
about the start and I executed and it worked. What do you say to the
doubters? It is all right on the track. All people can do is talk.
When it comes to the championships, it is all about business to me, and
I brought it. A fantastic final. One of the best? Yes. Normally you
he people speak about the best-ever but this had nothing to do with the
times. It was incredible stories coming into this championship. We
didn't have to sit here and try to make a story out of something and
debate whether Usain Bolt was going to break the world record and have
that be the only story, because he wasn't actually at his best. We
were able to talk about who would win the race and he would contend
for the other medals. What makes the race so great is all of the
stories, and all of these guys, 60m into the race, could possibly get a
The other three guys outside Bolt, Tyson Gay, Yohan Blake and Justin
Gatlin, altogether. Justin Gatlin was in there, no doubt. Usain Bolt
knew he would be able to do this after his semi-final, separate from
the rest of the field at any time, and he was able to do that tonight.
He had a month to work on his race from the last competition, when he
lost to Blake. He retains the title, something only Carl Lewis has done,
and Carl Lewis only did it as a default, if you like, because of
Ben Johnson. That pressure, living up to the competition. This almost
seemed sweeter than Beijing for him. Possibly. Having done what he did
in the world championships, I think he had a lot to come back and prove.
He accepted it in the world championships, that he did a false
start. In the heats, ice or something. You have to consider the
way he ran in his heats, and a wind that was there, you take all of
that into consideration, the formula. I felt he was there to win.
For me, he showed the confidence in that first round. He was very sure
of himself. He was very focused on what he was going to do today.
is a superstar. Athletics really needs characters. Can I say, as a
fan, I think I have seen every 100m guide around the BBC in the last 30
years -- 100m man. The it is a basin of the race, I got nervous. -
- the anticipation of the race, I got nervous. The only thing I can
compare it to, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearne, I am dating myself,
where you come out and you feel, in that first punch, somebody will be
lying face down. It is awesome. You can hear a pin drop. There is
nothing like it. The quickest thing, apart from perhaps the diving at
the Olympics, and everybody wants to be around the TV to look at it
or stop we have a split screen of the gold medals on 2008, and
He rushed his head getting up today. pressure today. Sometimes you don't
run faster when you are under pressure. In 2008, he ran 60m and
walked the last 40 metres. Today he had to run it all. He had to dip.
It made it more entertaining for us. We managed to get a little clip
from Jamaican television. This is quickly, and assets up a will.
Usain Bolt turns up the big engine! Usain Bolt! Olympic record! The big
man shows to his boss! The Americans are beaten! Usain Bolt!
Dominating London! The king of sprinting, undisputed, best in the
world, Usain Bolt wins in majestic style! 9.63. Olympic record. The
big man, back in business!! would be great if we could now play
LAUGHTER. As an American, I don't want to admit this, but I was
pulling for Bolt because I just think... Was that anything to do
with Justin Gatlin's drug suspension? No of stock I am asked
a lot -- no no. I am asked a lot about my global view, and you just
love Bolt, you just want to see him when. And a lot of people in this
country with Jamaican Heritage wanted to see him win. Moscow 1980,
how this man at one the greatest -- this man one macro the greatest
is a photo finish. Wells. Did he get it or not? It is very close.
Wells! Takes the gold medal. A magnificent victory. Concerned as
You wanted that finish line to come and that second! This is making me
feel old. You are looking good. was good. They re memorable. A -- a
very memorable. A white guy in the final, that was it, and one I won
the final as well. You got in an exclusive club. The as we know, the
Americans were not there. You did not have to say that! I took them
on two weeks later. And I won, by the way. The thing is, we did not
know who had won. I went on the lap of honour, thinking I had one
Macros. And then I thought, what if I have not won? This would be the
most embarrassing thing. It was a great experience. A great time for
British athletics. I regret that we have not got the clip of your
lovely wife screaming in the background. We all know what it
looks like! Give her our love. She is still training people to be fast,
it isn't she. Absolutely. Christine Ohuruogu grew up less than a mile
away from here and has been unforgettable since the night at
the birds nests stadium, but if we know anything about her, it is that
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 68 seconds
she loves the big occasion. Could are five, six of them here. Trotter,
coming through. Sanya Richards Ross, and Christine Ohuruogu is coming
again. Sanya Richards-Ross is strong, but Christine Ohuruogu is
coming! Sanya Richards-Ross takes the gold, Christine Ohuruogu and,
as sterling, sterling effort to get this silver. For a moment I thought
it was going to happen all over again, just like four years ago.
But Sanya Richards-Ross is a worthy champion. And the silver to
Christine Ohuruogu it, what can you say? Every time, she saves the best
and for the Olympics, for the World Championships. Forget all the other
races, this is the one that matters to her. She gets the best out of
herself again. Hats off to Sanya Christine Ohuruogu. Perhaps a
I was stunned, I was stunned. I was heartbroken, actually. I really was.
To lose your title like that... It was tough. But she is a worthy
competitor, and she ran a good race. So why have to be happy with what I
have got, it could have been worse. It is really great that the whole
country has got behind the London 2012 Games, they have all helped to
make the games it is. They did it. We're just here to perform, but the
crowd turn up and supporters, even when it is raining and cold, they
She times her peaks to perfection, doesn't she? A brilliant piece of
analysis that Colin had done, the Times counting down to major
tournaments, there was nothing to say a year ago she would be on that
rostrum. At the beginning of this season, not until Crystal Palace, a
month ago, did she really start to show herself to be a contender for
even for any metal, or even the final. So she really does time her
training just right. Christine doesn't like to race anywhere
except Championships. She does and one a lot of races in preparation.
-- doesn't run a lot of races in preparation. Sanya Richards-Ross
started to falter a little bit. look where Christine is! She has
given it away in the past, and Christine is always there when the
favourites Poulter, to just a step ride in. She almost pulled it up
again. Her perspective was not, great, I one the silver, she
actually felt, I came here to win this! She was disappointed she
wasn't able to defend her title, which is amazing. Thirtysomething
all sports people have to contend with when you lose a crown -- that
is something. That is true, but in our sport, even if you're the
Olympic champion, the next year there is a world champion, so the
current best is the weather is world champion or who is number one
in the world that year. You're only as good as your last race in
athletics. I think it is just amazing, the reason she one silver
tonight, she didn't lose the gold, the reason she won Silva is because
she was trying to go for gold. idiosyncrasy that she has come she
just wants to peak in a major championship, it is like a tennis
player only wanting to play in a slam, not on the Tour. That may
keep them in the sport for four more years, the Williams sisters!
So I think is a smart play. Michael is right, it looked like she really
felt like she was going to win this. I think a couple more steps, she
would have won. Allen, the emotion that came out of her as well, she
is from Stratford, a mile away from here, this is her home turf.
Absolutely. She was going out there to win, I think she felt she had a
good chance to win this, but when you look back, she was the Olympic
champion, to come back and try and defend the title, it is a lot to do,
and to do it under this public pressure is phenomenal. She has
done exceptionally well. Thanks for the moment. All eyes were on the
streets of central London this morning to see the women's marathon.
The rain didn't stop the fans lining the route. It was a bit
cooler, a bit damp, but not great for Britain's Mara Yamauchi, she
pulled out after six miles. The race was eventually one in a sprint
finish by a Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia. Freya Murray finished 34th for
Mo Farah received a rapturous applause and Greg Rutherford as
well, before the athletics programme got into full swing, when
they got their gold medals, in front of a packed house. I guess it
is nice to savour the moment a bit longer. Yesterday was a great day
tour British athletics. It has been a long time coming, because there
has been this mediocrity for so very long. And now to see these
athletes coming through with three gold medals, it is a great day in
the sport. The sport of track and field needs Great Britain to be a
good country when it comes to athletics. Now we are going to go
to gymnastics. Louis Smith one a medal in Beijing, today he wanted
to improve on that pommel horse bronze. Max Whitlock made it two
There was a time when gymnastics was beyond the British. For 80
years, nothing. Suddenly, there is not just one gymnast Bart 18, and
here in London, 18 our Lord Step forward to receive a bronze
medal! At the heart of the men's team, Louis Smith. No stranger to
this medal business. At Beijing he was the chin as to broker that
drought. -- he was the gymnast who broke that drought. Now he set out
again, a pioneer, to become the first Briton to win an individual
gold in his discipline, the pommel horse. Smith was last to go. It
meant he knew everyone else's scores, including his team made,
when he starts travelling the length of the horse that sometimes
the form goes. This is very impressive. Spindle, excellent.
looking very good. The wu ji has gone well. Now, then! Into the
handstand sequence, a beautiful routine! He is challenging for a
He also knew with a double world champion of Hungary, Berki, had
beautiful lakes separation. Lovely in the handstand. Picking up into
Night in depression. This is really, where from that spend all, there
was a criticism of him. -- Square from that spindle. He is keeping
style very well indeed. He really is building. A small hesitation,
but Krisztian Berki, you have really risen to this challenge.
Smith chose to perform a more difficult routine, not his most
difficult, but rewarded with a hired difficulty score. It was all
crucial point of the exercise there is the spindle. So far, this
is going extremely well. Hit the wu ji, into the trouble Russian. --
triple to stop keep your head, keep this winger. Keep the focus.
Beautifully controlled. Super! That is worth a gold medal. Yes! Louis
Smith delivered under pressure! All eyes were on him, and goodness me,
he didn't let anybody down there. His it gold or is it silver? It is
The scores were level, and in the event of tides cause, to the
deciding factor is the execution score. Krisztian Berki was the
champion, with Louis Smith taking silver and Max Whitlock the bronze.
Whitlock, the symbol of continuity that this will go on. It remains a
fact that Britain have never one an individual gold in gymnastics. But
is equally clear that it is no longer beyond the British, far from
He really couldn't have been any closer. Despite the fact that
gymnastics now has two sets of scores, and an element of
subjectivity, you just have to feel for him today, he did everything.
The scenario you had, when you were wondering if you have winds or not,
it couldn't be tighter. -- if you had won or not. In 1982, myself and
Mike McFarlane had drawn, I was asked if I wanted to look after a
photo-finish, I decided not to. Maybe it was a mistake. You didn't
want to look at it encase you were going to be second. But to be so
close, it is just unbelievable. And how they can split it, for me, it
should be two gold medals. Should be just go to the host country?
next asked -- it makes us look fast. I love the pommel horse. To see
those routines is very cool. Be it was much tougher than it looked.
Beth Tweddle good on the a symmetric Bosc tomorrow. -- goes on
This is a 37-year-old, we talked about her, at the 37-year-old super
mum. She moved to Germany to get treatment for her son who get --
had leukaemia. She one a gold in Barcelona in 1992, and she is there
today. Usually you are over the hill at 16. That is like the 71-
year-old showjumper. I think gymnastics is a bit difficult, more
than sitting on a horse! Wigan have Great Britain is well placed for a
first Olympic team showjumping medal since 1984, lying second with
Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden, three penalties behind the leaders,
Saudi Arabia. Nick Skelton is in the mix as well for the individual
title, which is decided on Wednesday. And he is 56.
Great Britain's hockey men were in action against Australia. They were
at a three-match croaked -- 3 down but staged a magnificent comeback,
it finished 3-3. Weightlifting. The world's
strongest woman from China had a titanic battle but lifted the total
of 333 kilos, more than any other Ever left that? No are. No.
didn't mean a woman, I meant that amount! Horrendous! What was that?
Nothing! Cycling now. There was one dolled up for grabs at the
Velodrome. Ed Clancy was representing Great Britain are --
there was one gold medal up for The omnium. It is like the
decathlon on wheels, except with six events. Ed Clancy is our best
all-rounder. He kicked off with one of his best events, the flying lap,
and he won. The next was the points race, that Ed Clancy endures rather
than enjoys. 11th place, Lasse Hansen in top spot. The first day
ended with the elimination race will stop the last rider over the
line it is eliminated until there is only one left. Ed Clancy got to
the final five. France's Bryan Coquard topped the standings. This
morning started with the four kilometre individual pursuit,
another of the Yorkshireman's strong cards. His time was four
seconds than all of the others, apart from the Danish man, Lasse
Hansen. Still with me? Good. The penultimate event was the 15
kilometres race, which is a normal Bice race. Glenn O'Shea finished
14th, Ed Clancy 11th. Bryan Coquard was third. Just that time trial to
go. Bryan Coquard, and Lasse Hansen were tied in first place. Ed Clancy
was 5th. He had to post a fast time and hope those ahead of him but
the back foot already. He is the quickest man on the field. Let's
look at the 500 split. Fantastic by Ed Clancy. 18.9 seconds. By far the
quickest. That is what we would expect. 1 lap to go! Is this going
to get a medal for Ed Clancy? He has less than half a lap to go!
Glenn O'Shea, the world champion, has washed away but is still riding
Wells. Look at that winning time! That would have one Ed Clancy a
world kilometre title in the past! -- won. In the next heat, Bryan
Coquard did enough to stay ahead of Ed Clancy in the final reckoning,
meaning that two rounds left, Ed Clancy was guaranteed at least
fourth place. Lasse Hansen going for gold, the Italian trying to
has gone to Lasse Hansen of Denmark. The silver medal has gone to Bryan
Coquard of France. And the bronze Jason Kenny goes in the spring
tomorrow. Now the men's Sprint, you are only allowed to enter one
person. Chris Hoy is not able to defend. Can you imagine in the 100m
if Jamaica and the USA could only enter one athlete. That kind of
choice. It is an issue in gymnastics and tennis. In
gymnastics, that has dominated... for Jamaica, it would not make any
difference! Let's move on and have Napoleao May have finished 44
minutes behind the winner of the marathon, Tiki Gelana, but she and
her fellow countryman are the only two representing Timor-Leste day.
They have had barely any funding. A new personal best. A massive,
Women's boxing it was on the Olympic agenda for the very first
There were 12 boxers in three different weight divisions. The
women box of four rounds of two minutes and Great Britain have high
hopes of winning a medal. Here they are, at the Three Amigos. Nicola
Adams, Natasha Jonas and Savannah Marshall, flyweight, lightweight
and middleweight. Natasha Jonas was the first British boxer to qualify
for the Olympics and began her bid against five time American national
champion, Queen Underwood. We would join them at the start of the third
division. Natasha Jonas, representing Great Britain, in the
blue. Her opponent from the USA is she is giving herself all of that
space, or working from the centre of the ring so that when Underwood
attacks, she has all of that room to move us to the side, behind that
that doesn't hurt, but it doesn't matter. They will have moved to
school or in Natasha Jonas's favour. Underwood is an aggressive mode --
they will have moved the score on. Underwood knows she needs to make
up these points. Natasha Jonas is the product of a famous boxing
production-line indeed in Liverpool, the Rotunda. Terrific boxer has,
outstanding amateurs, now winning medals all around the world, they
came from that club. At the end of the third round, Natasha Jonas's
lead has increased from one just between Natasha Jonas and a place
in the quarter-finals of the women's lightweight division,
because she is leading by a 13-9. That has brought about a few is
beginning to this fourth and final round by Queen Underwood of the
United States of America. -- her punches up by the referee. -- R
Underwood, who is getting through to both body and head. This is a
furious start to the run from Queen Underwood. She is scoring
effectively. Natasha Jonas needs to keep our discipline, she is
dropping her hands which is giving Underwood the opportunity to score.
Natasha Jonas is happy to hold on at close-quarters, as we are inside
the final minute of this fourth and final round. Underwood is giving it
solar plexus, which the referee saw. Natasha Jonas can work at high pace.
One of the best runners on the squad. Good endurance. Underwood
at the end of the round, there is no doubt in the mind a Natasha
Jonas that she has done enough to book a place in the quarter-finals.
She led by four at going into the final round, and Queen Underwood,
her body language betrays what she It Underwood gave it her everything.
A classic boxer. She put the pressure on throughout. But on this
occasion, Natasha Jonas kept her head. She showed the greater
experience between them. This is the moment, the official verdict.
In the blue corner, Ladies and Gentlemen, representing Great
Britain, Natasha Jonas! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Natasha Jonas
boxed absolutely brilliantly, and despite the pressure she faced in
the fourth round, she controlled She will now contest the quarter-
finals with the four times world champion and No. 1 seed, Katie
After all the build up, ever since he qualified, how nervous or you
stepping out into the ring? -- how nervous were you? It is great to be
here. We tried to downplay it by saying, it is just another
tournament, and it is. We are always expected to do well, and
that is what I am here to do. If you want to be the Olympic champion,
you have to beat the best. And she will have to do that. Fantastic,
but she does Grace the overwhelming favourite, Katie Taylor from
Ireland -- she does face. Now, our magnificence seven. Amazingly,
there are still six left. Tonight, Luke Campbell was in action. World
silver medallist is only one win away from a medal. He faced a tough
opponent tonight, at 2009 world champion from Bulgaria. The fight
was going to be difficult. He lost the first round. The second was a
tie. At the start of the third round, Luke Campbell was down,
last round will be crucial. Can man in blue. The 29-year-old from
Bulgaria, the number succeed. -- the No. 6 seed. He is leading by a
single point in this third and last round. His Campbell going to be
denied an Olympic medal by the veteran from Bulgaria? Needless to
say, everything Campbell throws it clever. That is better from
Campbell. He should move back now. He doesn't want to be falling in on
his opponent, he should punched in combinations, then move back.
to be first with the punch, Campbell, which means getting the
feat in the right place. His -- told him not to do that. I think
you might be tiring, can Campbell this final round. -- the need away
round is just a point. He is working well, Campbell, that is
moving backward, because Campbell had his right foot on his left. He
overbalanced. He is exhausted, though. He is holding again.
referee is going to have a good look at it, but he let it go.
Surely Campbell has turned this one round. It has been Campbell from me.
It is Campbell again! You have got energy, good counter-punching from
Campbell. He is just relying on the single shot now, the Bulgarian. He
is really, really tired. Campbell has just go to up the tempo and go
through the combinations. referee split them up, will it be
for the last time? This is very close again. We felt Campbell had
one the opening two rounds, wrongly, it turned out. -- had won the
enough, Campbell thinks he has done enough. The Bulgarian tics he has
done enough. The people that matter are the five in the white shirts at
ringside. It is whether the parties have been registered by the judges
here. -- punches. A good last round from Campbell. I thought he one the
round. -- won the round. The winner by a score of 16-15, in the red
corner... He has got it! He had to win the last round by two clear
points, and he did! He got the last round 8-6. And they will be in
ecstasy. Luke Campbell has got Britain's first Olympic boxing
You are guaranteeing a Britain's first Olympic boxing medal this
year, congratulations. Thank you. I am overwhelmed, you know. Something
I have worked all my life for. I have got a medal. That was just
about -- now it is just about moving on.
A fantastic win, he has got a guaranteed medal. A semi-final now.
Good news as well for Ireland's bantamweight Nevin, who one his
quarter-final. -- won his quarter- final. Let's look at the medal
leapfrogged the USA. They now have 30 gold medals. But a long way to
Let's start with the bronzes. Let's put Max Whitlock on the table. And
Ed Clancy, can you do that, please? I want to put the sailors on.
about the women's boxing? Would you do the golds for us? Louis Smith
here, Kristin our rigour here, and Laura Robson and Andy Murray. Look