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BBC One: Day 1: 11.30-13.00

More action from the first morning of the rowing at Eton Dorney and the swimming at the Aquatics Centre. Plus progress reports on the men's cycling road race from Surrey.


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hours. I am. There is plenty to it P All right. Let me tell you what

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we have this morning. Will the glorious British summer of cycling

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continue? Manx man Cavendish is on the road assisted by his dream team.

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Updates are coming. Here on BBC One we will concentrate on rowing and

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swimming. Northern Ireland single sculler Alan Campbell in action at

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dornyi. First we are going to the pool to see if Scotland's smiley

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Hannah Miley will cruise through, making sure and saving energy are

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her priorities. Right away, we are heading straight to the mall,

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because I am sure you have been following the road race, six hours

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stretching before them. 250 kilometres. It is Mark Cavendish

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and his dream team who are trying to Ford their way to the frond

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front. I understand tany, there has been some eventualitys in that one

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what is the situation?. It has been a bit slow for the first half hour,

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but we have a break away of 12. The gap has been hovering round four-

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and-a-half minutes. It up it is up to four or five. There are 12 good

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riders. An hour-and-a-half in, they are actually, Dave Miller is moving

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up and down the pack. The rest of the group, to find out who is going

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to make a move. Team GB are looking comfortable. They are letting the

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race carry on and see what is happening. O that is a significant

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move, I wonder if the guys can claw him back. As Mark Cavendish said,

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he has got a wonderful team behind him, trying to fashion his way to

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the front, and be in the running for that big sprint finish later on.

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Should be round about 4.00 we understand. We are dotting round

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all over the place here on this opening day, of the Olympic Games,

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we are heading to the pool now. It's the 400 metres individual

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medley. Hannah Miley could be the first British medallist. She has

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her heats. It's the event in which Sharron Davies won silver in Moscow

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1980. What is the latest. It is interesting. Watching the other

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sports and thinking about cycling and British rowing, how important

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momentum is, Dennis Pursley, the coach was talking about momentum

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the other day and saying when you try and build it in a team of

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individuals as the swimming is, they have to care about each other

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for it to work. Now the British swimmers have been going very well.

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How much will that feed into Hannah's psyche as she stands on

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the blocks? Very much so. They have been together for the last two or

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three weeks so they know how each other, all of the others have been

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training. I know you don't do the same programmes but when you see

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your mates standing on the block and having good swims it makes a

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Miley goes in four. That red hat. Steph Rice of Australia closer to

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us there in that yellow hat. Very good butterfly swimmer. This is the

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weakest leg for Hannah. We expect her to go in a bit behind. She is

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in the centre. Even though she is a very good 200 fly swimmer.

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saves her energy on the fly. She is 2.5 second down on the American

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pleased to see her working this one. Rice, as you said earlier, has had

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real shocking shoulder injuries, Steph Rice. Turns in second place,

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but for about three years she has been so off it. Unfortly, it is sad

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in lots of ways to have that injury plague you. It is nice to see her

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coming back. Hannah Miley is on her British record pace. She went 62.77.

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She has 3 100ths of a second behind. She is coming back well. They have

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a very clear tactic team. They don't work too hard on the fly and

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look it is starting to pay off already. And always gives us the

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Colly wobbles but it is working so far. I am usually a lot more

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nervous at this point, because she normally a couple more seconds down.

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She is moving slightly into the lead. The Japanese swimmer is

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moving into second. Hannah has a strong breaststroke. This is God.

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In is very good. Imagine the white cap in three will start to pull on

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Hannah. Look over. Hannah turning to come back a bit. Miley is going

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well, and these two really looking strong. Steph Rice at the moment

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doesn't look that great in that yellow hat. She has had some

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shoulder trouble. This not looking too good for Rice, the Olympic

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champion. The defending champion and the world record holder with

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150 to go. Three lengths left. Miley putting that kick in, I think

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she went early. Miley looking to working a bit harder. Looking at

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pacing her stroke rate. You can see the two on the right hand of the

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shot. I think Miley is doing one and half strokes to the other

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swimmer's one. Hannah will dig in. Well, one clear job to do here and

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that is to make the final. At the moment, Hannah Miley looking good.

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First the turn with two lents to go. 100 freestyle left. The American

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turns first. Hannah Miley looking good in second and Steph Rice in

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that yellow hat of Australia has a very very big job to do to catch

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them up. She could do it. She is a great freestyler but she has a lot

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of work to do. I think Miley is listening to the crowd, because the

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crowd noticing that she is digging in. Noticing that she wants to win

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this heat and is really raising their tempo, the noise, Rice is

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coming back. She was two seconds down. You can see 1.49. So she is

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trying to battle to get that place. But Miley is not going to want to

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lose this one. I don't think she will. Great swimming. Great for the

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crowd to see. It sends a shiver down my spine. Rice is doing well

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to hang in. She may overtake the the American. She may well catch up

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Hannah Miley. Miley looks like she is going to take this one. She does.

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Massive cheer from the crowd. Wonderful. 4. 34. So barring

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anything miraculous in last heat I think both will be through. 4.36

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for the American. Good solid heat swim for Hannah Miley. That is

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impressive: She put herself in a good position. She used more energy

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on that one. Nice the see. I think played a bit with that pacing, on

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the backstroke. I think they are doing that not for this heat. I

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think they are doing that because it's a tactic that will beat Beisel.

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You can see that yellow cap holding on straight away. A big sign

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somebody has given everything. Rice, I don't think se has much more. So

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Miley, one to go, a good swim. The is third fastest with one heat to

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go. So she is going to make the final, I am pretty sure of that.

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Steph Rice, will go in fourth fastest with one heat to go. So she

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should make it. The the final heat of the 4 hundred medley and Biesel

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was the fastest in the world. She is in lane four and Aimee Willmott

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for Great Britain. What a great opportunity to make an Olympic

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fantastic backstroker as well is in lane four. Aimee Willmott of Great

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Britain, the 19-year-old from Middlesbrough is in lane two.

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no wrais Aimee in is not complete without mentioned her dad Stuart.

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It is great to see Aimee coming through and dare I say eclipseing

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her father's achievements. Good turn there. Looking good so far,

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good first 50. Needs to let it flow. In the red hat up to the top. Very

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close indeed. I mean she is maybe fifth or sixth. It is close. So a

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long, long way to go. Two lengths fly then two back then two breast

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then freestyle. She does usually make a move, again, some of the

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swimmers have stronger strokes than others, Willmott has a decent

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backstroke. I am expecting Biesel to make a move. This is unusual for

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her to be, not having made a move on the fly and back. Biesel, the

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World Championships was 2.5 seconds ahead of the rest of the field

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after the fly and back. Willmott two from the top on that shot. She

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is working hard, head moving. Coming nicely into contention. Look

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at that. Biesel making the move and Aimee Willmott. They will turn

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first and second maybe. Willmott in third. Live, China. Half a second

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down. -- Li. Biesel came second to Missy Franklin. Holding on well is

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Aimee Willmott. That is not the prettiest stroke I have seen on

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backstroke but it is effective. She will turn third or fourth at this

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Willmott in the third, Great Britain, and looking pretty good,

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too. Now she needs to hang on in there. She has a chance of making

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this one. She has got to swim a lifetime best but, if she does, she

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challenge to Hannah Miley's aspirations of a gold medal. I

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think we can be confident, to a degree, of her chances of getting

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on a podium this evening. The world champion, a threat as always. She

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a pretty breaststroke, but effective. Gets a head a bit early.

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I don't want to criticise somebody who the world champion and very

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good. Still going well in the red hat is Aimee Willmott. It she could

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have finished third in this heat, she will make a final. She is

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currently in 4th. She has some serious work to do in this last 100

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metres, but she is going well. Elizabeth Basel from the USA put it

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this is impressive from the world champion. Second, Li from China.

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Aimee Willmott has to go very hard. to up with your confidence for the

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evening. I'm looking forward to tonight and I think Hannah Miley,

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she will know exactly what it's going to take. And what she has to

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do to get the gold medal tonight. She is working hard, as well, here.

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The second fastest swimmer may be? I think she will go second fastest.

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from China and Aimee Willmott experience for in 19-year-old.

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Hannah Miley will be in lane seven in the final. She qualified 6th.

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She will have Li from China next to her. Beisel, The fastest qualifiers.

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qualifiers for the final. Here we A bit concerning when you see the

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times like that because although Hannah Miley won her heat, and is

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the first British swimmer to win at the Olympic Games, it is a hot

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final tonight. She is going to be up against it. Very much so. With

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the 400 metres individual medley, the top eight go through to this

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evening. You want to be in the race. The nice thing for her, she can be

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on the outside, do her own thing. Stefanie rice is one of the

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favourite as well on the outside. In the middle, that they would will

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be doing her own thing. There should be a lightweight and

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heavyweight for that. She is tiny. His only 5 ft 5. When they did the

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photograph, she was the smallest at the end. You think, how can you be

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so good at this event when you are tiny? All of her strokes are so

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technically beautiful. If you watch her, there is no strength involved,

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it is caressing the water all the time. She's also a lovely person to

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watch. The let's get her reaction -- a beautiful tactical race.

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last 100, tends to be the way. Tonight I got to go in and race.

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There is that noise when you come out and it's just unbelievable. Yes,

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I felt really happy with that. This is my fastest heat swim in

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Barcelona. I've got to see what these guys do in the next heat,

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because I know it's very fast. I got to see what I can do for the

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final and fingers crossed by make it. What's the last thing of father

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since June before we send you off down to the simple. He says he

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loves me. It's nice to have up before the race. I'm up slumming

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for my family and for him. Yes, it's great. Good luck for tonight.

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She is tiny but as a great energy. The 6th fastest after winning that

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he this morning. The whole of Scotland will be cheering her on. I

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was down there for the trials a few months ago and obviously you are

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being bought the test events yourself but has only a quarter

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full them. What they like with a full house? The cheap seats at the

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top are absolutely packed and unconcerned because there are

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blocks of seats empty over my shoulder there. And also on their

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side, these are competitive its -- families down there. Be this

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evening, every seed will be packed. Some people this morning will be

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feeling the effects of a late-night last night. Hazel, you're amazing

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because you can wake up early and present. Some of us can't. I

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suspect that's why there could be some people missing this morning.

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Hannah Miley clearly heard the noise pulls it David Carry, a great

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Scottish,, made his first individual final at his third

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Olympics at the age of 30, and there was no doubt he was spurred

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on by the noise and by Keri-Anne Payne, is the answer is, doing this

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to him. -- his fiancee. He could see them doing this. They were just

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waving at him. When you're doing distance races, you're not

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concentrating on anything. It makes a difference, knowing that these

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people are cheering for you. When 17,000 people are chairing former -

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- cheering for you, normally you can't tear it, but you do here.

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curved roof, the design of it, it is beautiful. I hope it continues

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to inspire the swimmers. Hannah Miley, David Carry and Fran Halsall,

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as well. We hope for a medal tonight, but we hope. Get in there.

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I was down there and from the outside, a lot of these venues are

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getting nicknames already. The marshmallow, the Pringle for the

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Vella drome. The Copper Box for the Handball Arena. -- a Velodrome. The

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Aquatics Centre looks like a huge blue whale and the Natural History

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Museum. It's absolutely magnificent. You have got to go right to the

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front of it and look into its mouth and you will see what I mean, later

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on. Anyway, 20 years of hard work to get to the Olympic Games and

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that's what Mark Foster did over a number of Games. He's not competing

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this time but if you worry morning person, the sacrifice is in

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swimming are enormous. Sharron Davies knows what it's like in that

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event, the war hundred metres individual medley. This is her

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I always liked the water. My dad talks about a memory of me I don't

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remember. I was so young. He said as a three-year-old, I literally

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threw myself in and he had to sprint from where he was at the

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other end of the pool to get me out. She always loved the waterfalls are

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always. In Plymouth, there's lots of beaches and places to go. And

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she loved the water, always put up my teacher was Bill Clements, who I

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stayed in touch with until very recently before he passed away.

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coach got sick and there was nobody to take over. My father did not

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coach me until I was about 10. The only way I could good early-morning

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swimming was the open swimming pool, so the local authority said, OK,

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you can come in and open the pool and turn the lights on. We did that.

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I remember as having to swim up and down the pool when people were

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swarming wits, so we had to dodge We had to swim on Christmas Day.

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It's a discipline sport. You have to do it every morning and do it.

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And that's the thing a lot of children don't want to be doing.

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There were times I wished my mother could have stepped in and calmed my

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dad down and made him pull back a little bit, because he was so hard.

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I don't think, as a family, we had a holiday. Every single penny of

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spare money was spent on swimming. By the time I was champion at 15,

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that's when the pressure and expectation came, particularly

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before the Moscow Olympic Games. cheered her on, pushing her all the

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way in a race. Then the phone went from everywhere. It's a marvellous

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feeling because you feel all the effort and money and time was worth

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it. The feeling I had when I touched the ball was achievement

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and excitement but also relief I'd actually delivered, but all this

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hard work and sacrifice was worth it. Swimming in the Olympics in

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particular shape to I Am. I feel like I belong there, it's my space.

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If anything goes wrong in my life, If you would like to get involved

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: Sharron Davies is with us now. A very moving story. I was talking to

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you this morning and we were talking about the impact your

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parents had made in your success. Was it worth it? Absolutely. You

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stand on the side of the poll and of course it's worth it. When are

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you are training at 5am in the middle of winter, it is tough, but

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this is what it's all about, inspiring a whole generation. You

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want results. You met Petra Schneider, who beat you from East

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Germany on that day. Clearly, she was part of rape team for East

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Germany. What were your feelings and emotions when you met in the

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intervening years? She was not well so the drugs had given her

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fertility issues, heart problems and she has to take tablets for the

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rest of her life, so I don't have a personal issue with her. I

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sometimes get upset with the IOC because they are two victims,

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myself. And people whose lives would have been different had they

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been Olympic champions but I would not change anything. Hannah Miley

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qualified in the same position I did, six, so it's a good omen and I

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love everything crossed for a later. Absolutely, we are looking forward

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to so much more and to the men's 100 metres breaststroke. The

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champion has going for a third unprecedented gold in that. It will

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be against a backdrop of great excitement and also a great sadness

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at the death earlier in the year of Alexander Dale Owen from Norway,

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the champion. He was only 26 years old. According to everybody around

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him, he was absolutely fine, he trained that morning, went into the

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showers, and never reappeared. He collapsed in the bathroom and a

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cardiac arrest. He won the World Championships in the aftermath of

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politically the horrible Norway shootings, and he had is incredibly

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high profile and was very important. He was a controlled and calm

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character. A massive shock. It sent shockwaves around the swimming

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world. Lots of swimmers to altitude training and when you think how

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hard athletes in general, let alone Summers, train, and how much

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pressure, you have got to think your heart is a muscle so it's a

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wonder we don't blow up more often. It was a huge shock and nobody saw

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it happening. I suppose sometimes things break. It is a sad moment, a

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huge loss. Desperately sad and it leaves a hole in this event

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although the Japanese champion, he's a huge star. He is known as

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the Frog King. He is the David Beckham of Japan, if you like, and

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he will go into this race I would say as favourite. Craig Benson

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coming up first, the Scottish record holder, only 18 years old,

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but is delaying his 18th birthday celebration until after the Games.

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His first Olympics and he surprised himself by winning the World Youth

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the 100 metres brebg stroke. In the red hat of Great Britain, it is

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Craig Benson, he has the world record holder in three, Rickard.

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Hansen has been a world record holder in five and the World

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Champion is on the bottom. Look at Van der Burgh. Down, 0.3 of a

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second. Under the world record. 26 .7. I couldn't do that with three

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shredded wheat! Do you see his stroke tying up. The arms get

:28:01.:28:05.

shorter. He has to go long. He has to keep on going long. The rest of

:28:05.:28:10.

the field catching him. Benson doing really well. But in lane six

:28:10.:28:20.
:28:20.:28:21.

you have Hansen the come back kid from the States. Swimming very well.

:28:21.:28:24.

Look at that. Really fast swims. I can tell you, before I tell you the

:28:24.:28:30.

time of the winner, Craig Benson has gone 60.04 and he is fourth. He

:28:31.:28:40.
:28:41.:28:54.

will make the semifinal I bet. The semifinal 60.04. Craig Benson,

:28:54.:29:01.

60.048. A great swim at the trials to qualify. Red Cap. Look, great

:29:01.:29:08.

finish. Straight in the wall. Good skills for somebody of his age. He

:29:08.:29:18.
:29:18.:29:28.

Excellent swimming. So the second of the seeded heats, we have

:29:28.:29:38.
:29:38.:29:43.

Michael Jamieson in lane seven. Fastest qualifier is the Italian.

:29:43.:29:50.

He is a big brute of a man. He will do the same as we just saw there

:29:50.:29:57.

from van ber burg. The Italian is the one to watch for me. He is in

:29:57.:30:07.
:30:07.:30:12.

form. Should mention Great Britain's swimmer who hurt a

:30:13.:30:18.

shoulder. Silva of Brazil in five. He is not using it. He is powerful

:30:18.:30:22.

but slowed his voke down. That is good to see. He is not making the

:30:22.:30:27.

mistake of Van der Burgh. I will keep an eye on him. But the Italian

:30:27.:30:30.

in that dangerous place. Schneider is nice. Lane three from New

:30:31.:30:36.

Zealand. Didn't even make the final at the World Championships.

:30:36.:30:42.

Schneider has a lower stroke rate, stroke technique an the rest of

:30:42.:30:48.

them. Down in seven Jamieson. Slow first 50. The crowd are getting

:30:48.:30:53.

behind him, having a great second 50. Jamieson going very well. If he

:30:53.:30:57.

can get the finish here he has got it. Very close indeed. Schneider

:30:57.:31:05.

gets it 59.7. Jamieson has come third. This is a brilliant swim.

:31:05.:31:09.

Stunning, Jamieson punching the air at the end of that race. Great swim

:31:09.:31:18.

from both the Brit, so Benson goes 60.04 and Jamieson has gone 59.

:31:18.:31:25.

Something, he was third in that way and so, they are both through. Tay

:31:25.:31:30.

are both through to the semifinal. I say pretty comfortably as well

:31:30.:31:36.

and Silva, the big Brazilian only went 60.38. I am not sure she going

:31:36.:31:46.
:31:46.:31:47.

to make the final. Jaily son come back in 31.5. It is all about

:31:47.:31:53.

making the semi-s. So look at that. We have five guys -- Jamieson. Five

:31:53.:32:03.
:32:03.:32:11.

guys under 60 seconds. What a heat, Michael Jamieson 59.8. So, last

:32:11.:32:20.

heat. Men's 100m breaststroke. Here is the emperor. Kitajima. Will he

:32:20.:32:27.

become the first man to do gold medal in three consecutive Olympic

:32:27.:32:37.
:32:37.:32:43.

Games.? Utterly brilliant. Good luck Kitajima San. So all eyes on

:32:43.:32:53.
:32:53.:32:55.

the double, double Olympic champion in lane four, Kitajima of Japan.

:32:55.:32:59.

The other Japanese swimmer is pushing Kitajima at the trials all

:32:59.:33:03.

the way, you can't understate is achievements of Kitajima. Not only

:33:03.:33:10.

is he going for his third straight gold in his third Olympics he is

:33:10.:33:17.

going for doubles. Spenger turning first. Kitajima a wonderful turn.

:33:17.:33:20.

He trains in the States now. Changes training routine and coach

:33:21.:33:30.
:33:31.:33:32.

in the last three years. Sprenger is having a good swim. Sprenger

:33:32.:33:35.

holding on pretty well. Coming back is Kitajima in four. This the will

:33:35.:33:42.

be tight. It may be Sprenger. Kitajima I think. Sprenger gets it.

:33:42.:33:52.
:33:52.:33:54.

59.62. Kitajima 59.63. Then there is a 59.68. Flipping heck! That is

:33:54.:34:01.

a good swim from spenger. -- Sprenger. He has a jerky stroke.

:34:01.:34:08.

The two Japanese in ten ser -- in the centre. He comes up very high.

:34:08.:34:13.

Yes, it's a good stroke. It is a bit like flying. The hip movement

:34:13.:34:18.

is port. If you watch people in the vertical plain the hips move up and

:34:18.:34:23.

down. Sprenger does enough to make semi-s as we know. Benson I think

:34:23.:34:27.

will have made it. We are check through some of the times. That is

:34:27.:34:35.

the result of the heat though. Sprenger wins the last heat. At.62.

:34:35.:34:42.

Kitajima 1 one hundredth behind. Very fast indeed. So the great news

:34:42.:34:47.

for Great Britain is that both of our guys, I think are through to

:34:47.:34:52.

the semifinal what a stunning swim. Jamieson wasn't meant to be in the

:34:52.:35:00.

race, a late entry. Another swimmer hurt his shoulder. He is in ninth

:35:00.:35:10.
:35:10.:35:12.

fastest with 59.89 Benson is 13th into the final. It took a 60.57

:35:12.:35:22.

Adrian to make the final. That makes you a breaststroke expert. A

:35:22.:35:32.
:35:32.:35:34.

The voice of Adrian Moorhouse who won gold in 1988 alongside Andy

:35:34.:35:38.

Jameson commentating. It is working, the momentum. Craig Benson and

:35:38.:35:43.

Michael Jamieson they are swimming out of their skins. They will go

:35:43.:35:47.

back to massage table, the other swimmers are there waiting and

:35:47.:35:50.

getting ready they will get excited and think I can't wait to get out

:35:50.:35:57.

there if they get to a bad start and they are "It is my turn soon.

:35:57.:36:02.

"To make it through to the semifinals, it wasn't expected on

:36:02.:36:07.

paper, but both in a good place. You could give Craig Benson, he has

:36:08.:36:13.

a chance of making the final. 13th. Michael Jamieson in ninth.

:36:13.:36:17.

Between the two of them off in 2 of a second. They should make it

:36:17.:36:24.

through to the final and have a lane, have a chance. Craig Benson

:36:24.:36:28.

stopped by with Sharron Davies. Craig, congratulations, Scottish

:36:28.:36:32.

record, first time you get in the water. Yes, tried to control the

:36:32.:36:38.

first 50, try and catch up with Rickard on the second, because he

:36:38.:36:42.

was next to me. Hopefully it is good enough to get through. Is that

:36:42.:36:47.

the arrogance of youth knowing you have that in the tank to come back

:36:47.:36:51.

with? Not really. I know some of the guys are fast at 50. I wanted

:36:51.:36:58.

to keep up with them and overtake them on the second 50. It is good.

:36:58.:37:01.

Semifinal hopefully. I should step up and hopefully break the minute

:37:01.:37:05.

for the first time. The swimmers as a team took the group decision they

:37:05.:37:10.

would not go to the opening seller anyand they said performance comes

:37:10.:37:13.

first. It's a very professional, tight outfit, and that sounds like

:37:13.:37:18.

I am talking about their clothes, I am not. It seems to be working.

:37:18.:37:23.

does. It is one of the things we say, if you are in the first two

:37:23.:37:27.

days don't go. You are standing round and waiting round a long time.

:37:27.:37:33.

The team, because it is one team, if one is not going, we are all not

:37:33.:37:38.

going.. 24 of them, it is their first Olympics. They are sticking

:37:38.:37:45.

in there together. Those two guy, both came in best times from Benson

:37:45.:37:51.

and Jamieson. Let us hear from Jamie son because he spoke to

:37:51.:37:56.

Sharon. That was happier. Craig gets to hold the record for just

:37:56.:38:01.

over a minute. Yes, Craig had a great swim there. I think it is so

:38:01.:38:05.

special to be here this week, and, you know, I have been thinking the

:38:05.:38:09.

last few week, whatever happens this week, this is, you know, there

:38:09.:38:13.

is no excuse, if you can't raise your game in front of this

:38:13.:38:16.

atmosphere, I don't think you will do. I have been feeling really good

:38:16.:38:22.

the last couple of weeks, the running has been great. I have had

:38:22.:38:30.

a good block. I have been relaxed, and I think that has helped me.

:38:30.:38:33.

acknowledge the crowd when you finished. Are you aware of them

:38:33.:38:37.

shouting. They were raising the roof?. Definitely. I could hear

:38:37.:38:41.

them in the last 25. I was just, trying to hold my stroke together,

:38:41.:38:45.

but you know, it is such a special at moss fee, I can't believe the

:38:45.:38:50.

the reaction we have had. Messages on Twitter and things like that.

:38:50.:38:56.

Even has helped. Thanks to even who is here. Hopefully they will make

:38:56.:39:01.

more noise tonight. Any special messages to Dan at home? I said I

:39:01.:39:07.

was going to try and find something extra, because attend of the day, I

:39:07.:39:11.

am in this event by default. I was so gutted for him. He is a good lad.

:39:12.:39:17.

He has had a hard time with injuries. I feel like I have a

:39:17.:39:21.

responsibility to raise my game, step it up, hopefully squeeze into

:39:21.:39:26.

the final. See you later. Cheers. Michael Jamieson talking about

:39:26.:39:33.

qualifying for the semifinal. He was making reference to how he made

:39:33.:39:39.

the team. Daniel was meant to be in this event but had a shoulder

:39:39.:39:44.

injurery Jamieson was the next best. He is in, he has done a best time

:39:44.:39:50.

and making the semifinal. We will see if they can built build on that.

:39:50.:39:54.

With some of the events you see tactical swimming from guys like

:39:54.:39:59.

Michael Phelps who are swimming a number of vents. They try and save

:39:59.:40:05.

themselves. They can, they can put, save a bit of energy for the finals.

:40:05.:40:09.

What we nearly saw and have seen it Laszlo Cseh and Michael Phelps,

:40:09.:40:13.

playing cat and mouths, both thinking we are going to make it

:40:13.:40:16.

through comfortably, all of a sudden Michael Phelps makes it

:40:16.:40:19.

through and Cseh is out. That would have been one of the medallists and

:40:19.:40:23.

he is not in the final. That was extraordinary. The other one not in

:40:23.:40:29.

his final is the defending champion Park of Korea. He is still

:40:29.:40:34.

appealing. We think it was a false start. It is very strange for

:40:34.:40:38.

anyone, especially the middle distance events. In the '50s it can

:40:38.:40:43.

happen. That was a shocker. I think he will appeal it. Park will be in

:40:43.:40:48.

the final I am sure. We will find out. Mark and I will be back this

:40:48.:40:54.

evening for the finals and semifinals. If you are one of the

:40:54.:40:57.

26.9 million people who staid up very late to watch the opening

:40:57.:41:00.

ceremony, good morning. It is the afternoon but good morning to you.

:41:01.:41:04.

If you have missed some of the opening races in the pool and

:41:04.:41:13.

indeed elsewhere, these are the had That burst of two potential

:41:13.:41:19.

showdowns between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte is on but Michael

:41:19.:41:23.

Phelps just scraped through as the 8th fastest qualifier. Fran Halsall

:41:23.:41:28.

and Ellen Gandy eased into the semi-finals after finishing second

:41:28.:41:38.
:41:38.:41:43.

in their respective heats. Yang cruises through. Park was qualified

:41:43.:41:48.

-- disqualified but the peeling that. Hannah Miley will have to

:41:48.:41:54.

step up the pace in the qualifying after qualifying 6th fastest.

:41:54.:41:59.

Remember, hearing Mark Cavendish saying many years ago when he was a

:41:59.:42:04.

child, an aspiring cyclists, he saw David Miller come to the Isle of

:42:04.:42:09.

Man and he persuaded him to have a go at professional level. David

:42:09.:42:13.

Miller is one of his back men these days. It's ironic how these things

:42:13.:42:17.

happen, isn't it? A lot would Bradley Wiggins and Ian Stannard,

:42:17.:42:24.

there was plenty action earlier on. What is the latest down there?

:42:24.:42:27.

latest is the breakaway is still looking very strong. They are

:42:27.:42:31.

working very efficiently together. There's a gap of about five-and-a-

:42:31.:42:38.

half minutes. And they're getting help from Germany. Specifically

:42:38.:42:44.

from Tony Martin who is helping it just enough. Andre Greipel does not

:42:44.:42:47.

want to give up too much because Mark Cavendish is such a great

:42:47.:42:50.

sprinter. It looks like Great Britain are trying to close that

:42:50.:43:00.
:43:00.:43:06.

gap. It's now over to the and 14 seconds behind the leading

:43:06.:43:16.
:43:16.:43:29.

British rider amongst the group. This group formed after about 20

:43:29.:43:33.

kilometres and built a lead of almost six minutes at one point,

:43:33.:43:40.

but it is coming back slowly. 5.1 for now. A lot of the chasing, its

:43:40.:43:44.

conductor on the front of the field by the Great Britain team. Germany

:43:44.:43:49.

has started to get involved a little bit here. They look and

:43:49.:43:53.

after the interests of their sprinter, Andre Greipel. The race

:43:53.:43:58.

is over two hours old and they on the second ascent of Box Hill, so

:43:58.:44:02.

there's a long way to go. Great Britain need to be vigilant because

:44:02.:44:12.
:44:12.:44:16.

didn't want to let this group go person contributing. Germany are

:44:16.:44:20.

playing a clever game but that lead is about five minutes with some

:44:20.:44:28.

hours of racing to go. The British team will be happy with that. They

:44:28.:44:33.

are expending an awful lot of firepower. That's not going to

:44:33.:44:36.

leave them anybody to help Mark Cavendish out, so they could do

:44:36.:44:43.

with more help from Germany. There are some mind Games going on.

:44:43.:44:51.

in the main peloton, some rides are keeping their legs fresh. Tom

:44:51.:44:57.

Boonen, I have not seen him at all. I haven't seen Gilbert from Belgium.

:44:57.:45:07.
:45:07.:45:08.

Are there is a long way to go but We will be back around that 250

:45:08.:45:13.

kilometre cycle route to check on the progress of Great Britain in

:45:13.:45:17.

that huge peloton later. A huge percentage of Great Britain's gold

:45:17.:45:24.

medals have come in seats, sports or rather, where you sit down. This

:45:24.:45:29.

is rowing obviously with William such and George Nash going in the

:45:29.:45:39.
:45:39.:45:45.

heats of the men's pair so let's go George and William for Great

:45:45.:45:49.

Britain go in Laina number four. Looking to be something very

:45:49.:45:54.

special here. This is the third heat, three to progress to the

:45:54.:45:59.

semi-final. The expectation is that Great Britain would do that. Their

:45:59.:46:03.

expectation was that they would win this. They are under starter's

:46:03.:46:13.
:46:13.:46:22.

Down at Eton Dorney. This is heat 3. Every time the announcer calls

:46:22.:46:28.

about Team GB, the crowd cheers. No one is more deserving than these

:46:28.:46:36.

two. The new men's coxless pair for 2012 in lane at number four. Greece,

:46:36.:46:43.

brothers, in lane one, Germany in two, Italy in three and the UK in

:46:44.:46:49.

the lane number four. A good start, though, from the UK. Crease are the

:46:49.:46:55.

fastest here -- Greece. They were third in Lucerne and 4th at the

:46:55.:47:01.

World Championships. The Italians are very experienced. Third in the

:47:01.:47:05.

world championships. Great Britain are probably the third best crew

:47:05.:47:10.

here on the evidence of Lucerne. They did not go to Munich. There

:47:10.:47:17.

was a tinge to George Nash's back forcibly did not want to test it in

:47:17.:47:23.

the race so he stayed at home and did some training. They have hired

:47:23.:47:29.

a good six weeks training. They are here now in a position where,

:47:29.:47:34.

really, they have got to get into that third place to qualify

:47:34.:47:38.

directly for the semi-finals but they are up against people similar

:47:38.:47:47.

in speed to the run. -- have their own. A great first 500 from Britain,

:47:47.:47:54.

going through in second place. Germany in third. This is Italy.

:47:54.:47:59.

Sorry, this is Greece. This will give the UK an enormous amount of

:47:59.:48:05.

confidence, as a going to the second phase. In the small boat,

:48:05.:48:10.

it's about kicking him, consolidating the first 500 and

:48:10.:48:14.

allowing the confidence to build. For these guys, they will enjoy the

:48:14.:48:19.

moment here. I tipped them as an outside chance of a medal but has

:48:19.:48:25.

no reason why they can't do that. Writing on the shoulders of the

:48:25.:48:30.

brothers from Greece in lane number one. These guys were for the silver

:48:30.:48:33.

medallists, 4th in the world championships last year. It's a

:48:33.:48:37.

great benchmark for the British pair. Don't discount Italy. They

:48:37.:48:41.

have a great second half. And lots and lots of experience, but they

:48:41.:48:46.

are getting on in years. They've been around for quite a long time

:48:46.:48:52.

but they are just beginning to push up past Germany. You have young

:48:52.:48:59.

lads in this British pairing. Under 23. Medalists. Rowing with great

:48:59.:49:06.

maturity, very long, heads up. Very nicely alongside Greece. One thing,

:49:06.:49:12.

though, that the UK have above all others in this race, there is

:49:12.:49:19.

absolutely no fear. They will take this heat by the scruff of its neck.

:49:19.:49:27.

Great Britain just behind Greece. Going through the 100 metres, 1,000,

:49:27.:49:36.

I should say. We are in for a treat in the second 1,000 metres. They

:49:36.:49:41.

are 22 years old, the UK team, and what a great combination. They have

:49:41.:49:51.
:49:51.:49:52.

come out as a new combination this to take it on and that's what we

:49:52.:49:59.

are seeing here. No fear from Great Britain. Excellent stuff. They

:49:59.:50:05.

pushed through, past Greece. Greece have a higher number of strokes per

:50:05.:50:11.

minute, more upright, a slightly shorter stroke. The British are

:50:11.:50:14.

reaching for the full, taking longer strokes and using power to

:50:14.:50:22.

push the boat to wait. Their boat speed is a little bit better.

:50:22.:50:27.

Italians, the white boat, separating Great Britain from

:50:27.:50:33.

Greece. Don't discount number three here. This is a sensational race

:50:33.:50:43.
:50:43.:50:52.

developing as we head towards the the last 500 metres. 1,500 down,

:50:52.:50:56.

and the British crew had the confidence in the world. The crowd

:50:56.:51:02.

are responding. Three-quarters of a length on that Greece. Now, guys,

:51:02.:51:07.

this is all about building confidence. George and William,

:51:07.:51:14.

under 23, a combination here, they are taking on the world. Half a

:51:14.:51:18.

length clear of Greece, Italy pushing hard. They could well get

:51:18.:51:28.
:51:28.:51:29.

past agrees, as well. He is smiling, thinking, we are here. At fantastic

:51:29.:51:33.

attack from Italy. Within 250 metres of the finish, they will not

:51:33.:51:42.

get stopped now. Good growing from them. Coming up to 250, 25 strokes

:51:42.:51:47.

and the British have responded again. Are the Italians are coming

:51:47.:51:51.

hard but the British hold on. This will be a fantastic confidence

:51:51.:52:01.
:52:01.:52:02.

booster. The Italians on the right. Certainly, Nash has responded. Up

:52:02.:52:09.

they go. 200 metres to go. A final sprint, now, by Team GB. A

:52:09.:52:14.

sensational he too. They will know that they have got more in their

:52:14.:52:19.

bag. They leave the Italians to road past the Greeks. They have

:52:19.:52:25.

less than 50 metres to go. A sensational opening to the 2012

:52:25.:52:30.

Olympic campaign. And the crowd are going mad. And they know they are

:52:30.:52:36.

on the road to glory here. A fabulous start from a boat which

:52:36.:52:43.

was definitely an underdog a across all of the media. They knew more

:52:43.:52:51.

and knew better. 22 years of age. They have done themselves proud

:52:51.:52:57.

today. And what a confidence booster. They must not leave their

:52:58.:53:01.

best performance as that performance on the water. They have

:53:01.:53:06.

got to calm down, relax, they got the bronze medal at the world

:53:06.:53:11.

championships last year. It's put them into a chance for a medal. If

:53:11.:53:15.

they can just repeat that, fantastic job, but they have got to

:53:15.:53:20.

calm down, think very hard about lifting their game a little bit

:53:20.:53:26.

more in the semi-finals. A lot of looking around, looking for the

:53:26.:53:32.

line. Where is it, help us! It just shows you how hard they were

:53:32.:53:39.

looking and a joy across George and William's faces. But to win that,

:53:39.:53:44.

at that age, 22 years of age, fantastic. There is confirmation

:53:44.:53:48.

that they have got one heeds three, and are through to the semi-finals,

:53:48.:53:58.
:53:58.:54:01.

It be a hugely impressive start to the regatta at Eton Dorney. They

:54:01.:54:04.

had come from nowhere in the last 12 months and they will be thrilled.

:54:04.:54:11.

Very much so. They have a very good potential. We've always known that.

:54:11.:54:15.

I would have been pleased if they made a final place. Now, they could

:54:15.:54:21.

dream about winning a medal. They had broken the Olympic record by

:54:21.:54:28.

3.5 seconds. Unfortunate, the Kiwis have broken up by 12 seconds.

:54:28.:54:37.

Murray, the scourge of the Team GB row was, who were lost to on 14

:54:37.:54:41.

consecutive occasions and drove them back into the coxless four,

:54:41.:54:47.

they broke the Olympic record and the world record, and, to put it

:54:47.:54:55.

into feet and inches, 12 seconds is how far? It's normally about three

:54:55.:55:01.

seconds per length, so Fawbert lengths. Kyran Bracken was held by

:55:01.:55:07.

Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave. That has gone by a very long way --

:55:07.:55:12.

the record. James was bragging about it a couple of days ago and

:55:12.:55:17.

now it's gone, so don't brag about it because they go very quickly.

:55:17.:55:23.

Are they just about the definitive roles, the Kiwis? I wouldn't say so.

:55:23.:55:29.

They look quite ought to meet. They are an odd shape. -- order to me.

:55:29.:55:34.

They are not a classic tactical group but they do something to make

:55:34.:55:38.

the boat goes very very fast. It almost broke the world record in

:55:38.:55:42.

not very good conditions at last year's world champions. These are

:55:42.:55:48.

very very fast conditions to prepare. A lot of birds are

:55:48.:55:52.

breaking Olympic records but to smash the world record like that is

:55:52.:55:58.

very impressive. OK, it's almost like having a road race here. I'm

:55:58.:56:03.

sure you are watching this and we have a complete peloton of cyclists

:56:03.:56:07.

on the other side of the water with people generally cheering everybody

:56:07.:56:13.

on it. One of the races you must is the men's quad. This what happened

:56:13.:56:23.
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silver medallists. Switzerland in lane two. Always well-supported at

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these regattas. Great Britain have a chance to qualify directly for

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the semi-final by finishing in the top three. Ukraine will be in a

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plane for. -- lane four. Germany here are the class crew. The silver

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medallists last year. This is an event that they do always excel at.

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Stephen Rowbotham in the men's quad. An Olympic bronze medallist from

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Beijing. Heat three of the men's quadruple

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sculls. Great Britain in lane number three, charging out. Matthew

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Wells leading the British quad out of the starting area. Only three of

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these boats will qualify for the German boat. They have got a length

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almost on Switzerland. They have such power. They sit low in the

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boat and just drive at their legs down. The blade tips going into the

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water as they drive off. They now second at all three World Cup

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regattas. Great Britain were seven in the first two World Cup regattas

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and came 4th in Munich. We would expect Ukraine to fall back, we

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would hope that Great Britain move on. I would expect to see Great

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Britain move on in the second half of the race. Look how far Germany

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have gone out in front. That is the measure. They have been second to

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Croatia up all the way through the year. But Great Britain it now

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beginning to push through. It is early stages. Jeremy going

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through at the halfway mark and they have absolutely crushed the

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competition. The British group now British Quadruple Scull. Look at

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the space that Germany have opened up. This is power rowing but also

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very relaxed. Power and accuracy. That means that their boat just

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travels well. And they just keep moving their boat. That is very

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classy. Great Britain have moved into second place. That would be

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quite creditable for them. But they are quite a long way back from

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Germany. This is sensational. It is

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incredible what Germany are doing. Great Britain safely in second

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place. The fight now on between Switzerland and Ukraine were the

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:02:32.:02:34.

third qualification spot for the semi-final. Are we looking at the

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Olympic champions in this event? Still a big contrast between

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Germany and Great Britain. I think the German crew could well-matched

:02:56.:03:04.

Croatia in the final. The quadruple scull project led by coach Mark

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Banks. They have definitely moved on again from the last time they

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were out in Munich when they finished 4th. It is a credible

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start. They need to keep that long. Germany have got this under control.

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It will be second now for Great Britain. And Ukraine getting the

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third qualification spot. A job well done. And Ukraine over in

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third position. Switzerland going towards the River shares.

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Sensational from the Germans, and a very good start by the British.

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Germany is certainly going to be a Challenge for Croatia in the final.

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For Great Britain I thought that was a pretty good performance. The

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second half was really good. Great to get that race out of the way.

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They have qualified for the semi- final, in the hunt for a final

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place. And they're not far off the chance of a medal.

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The object of the Olympic Games in his project is just to do

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everything to get to the finals. That is all they need to focus on.

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Then it really does open up. In the Quadruple Scull there is a number

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of very good chords. -- quads. How was the first London 20 top

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experience for you? It was nerve- racking. We got off to a good start.

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And after the first couple of strokes we just got going.

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This morning we realised just how much it helps having the crowd

:05:25.:05:35.
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behind you. It was incredible. Everyone out there having picnics.

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This is extraordinary, the crowd. It is phenomenal. It definitely

:05:44.:05:52.

does help. Even from 100 metres, everyone is shouting for you. And

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towards the end of the race I was not even able to here what Robbie

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was saying. I loved every minute of it. What about the race itself?

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had a pretty good race, we just wanted to focus on our own boat.

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And we did a good enough job to come away with a win. Steve, you're

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impressed? I was impressed. Their last performance in Munich looked

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really good. But there is a lot that can go wrong. But to see that

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performance, it was really good. I hate to say it, but I think you

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have put your selves favourite to win this thing.

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In terms of the build up, all the media stuff and all the hype. And

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I'm sure if you watched events in the stadium last night. When you

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will cut this morning, did you think that the time has come?

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of me is just going, it is just around rowing race. And the other

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part of it, there are so many people are shouting for you. It is

:07:03.:07:10.

humbling, it is incredible. This is the moment, so we need to seize it.

:07:10.:07:18.

We just have to not mess anything up and just bring it out.

:07:18.:07:22.

talking of people looking forward to next week, Sam Townsend and Bill

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Lucas had a pretty impressive row in the double sculls.

:07:28.:07:32.

A everyone is talking about the atmosphere. How was it for you?

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was incredible. We got into the last 600 metres and you just hit by

:07:39.:07:45.

a wall of noise. The pain just disappears and you feel like you're

:07:45.:07:48.

invincible. It is just the most incredible thing I have ever

:07:48.:07:55.

experienced. You were not invincible because she came second.

:07:55.:08:02.

But you must have been encouraged by that? Was spent quite a long

:08:02.:08:06.

time trying to work on the finish of the race. That was a step in the

:08:06.:08:11.

right direction to date with the finish. Just a little scrubby in

:08:11.:08:16.

the last couple of hundred metres. But we will work on that throat the

:08:16.:08:20.

week. It certainly did not feel like a physical thing, it was more

:08:20.:08:30.
:08:30.:08:30.

technical. But today was incredible. And that is all thanks to those

:08:31.:08:36.

people watching today. I hope it is the same on Tuesday. And you're now

:08:36.:08:43.

an Olympian! So at least that it is out of the way. It is a big

:08:43.:08:47.

believer up into this and it is very much getting the first one

:08:47.:08:53.

under your belt. And to come out and show that we're in the ball

:08:53.:08:59.

park and have a good platform to work from, that is great. When you

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woke up this morning did you think, this is it, what I have done all

:09:04.:09:09.

this work for? A little bit. We had that chat last night. It is the

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culmination of a lot of hard work. We both started roughly 10 years

:09:15.:09:20.

ago in this sport. You have to get up and show what you can do on a

:09:20.:09:29.

day like today. The first race came down with Helen and heather and we

:09:29.:09:36.

just wanted to come down and see what was going on. You could just

:09:36.:09:43.

hear it all the way back over there. hear it all the way back over there.

:09:43.:09:48.

It sent a tingle down the spine. A common theme is emerging from all

:09:48.:09:55.

around the Olympic Park, that home advantage does appear to be

:09:55.:10:00.

counting for the moment. We heard from the chambered brothers from

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Northern Ireland and also from Northern Ireland is Alan Campbell.

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He will be in the single sculls. He got to Beijing but only just and he

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has unfinished business in his boat. He has. The men's single sculls, it

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is alone the world and you have to do a lot of training on your own.

:10:20.:10:25.

If things are not going well, and Alan has had injury and illness,

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you can get quite down. But he is quite resilient? He is very

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resilient. He had a lot of problems for years ago and to come back and

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get to the Games was remarkable. He has got a medal at every World

:10:42.:10:47.

Championship in between. But he has not had a great season. But he is

:10:47.:10:51.

that type of guy, you just do not know, he could produce something

:10:51.:10:56.

special. Hopefully we can say in a few minutes' time that he is back

:10:56.:11:03.

on track. That is a final bit of action from a British perspective

:11:03.:11:13.
:11:13.:11:17.

here at Eton Dorney on the first We have 9th defence at Eton Dorney.

:11:17.:11:21.

In the swimming pool we have the women's freestyle relay. They

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always raise the roof in any aquatic centre at any Olympic Games.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 41 seconds

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Let's see how Great Britain's leading at the moment. This is a

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very good swims so far. She is ahead of Team USA. This is a

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fantastic start. She has been around a little bit. She has got a

:12:31.:12:39.

lot to prove. She has got some good experience. Came out of the blocks

:12:39.:12:49.
:12:49.:13:01.

flying. Lane five is China. First was Belarus, right at the bottom.

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Great Britain in 5th position. Still going well at the bottom is

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the team from Belarus. Now it is Jessica Lloyd. I want to see that

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takeover from China again, she was very close. Jessica Lloyd still in

:13:22.:13:27.

the hunt at the top. I would suggest we get for Scotland Iffat

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not least higher. All in a line, a really difficult to choose. Very

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close again from the American team that time. USA his first, then

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Japan. Third is Sweden. We need a good leg from Caitlin McClatchey.

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But there have been some tight takeovers so far. USA a saving all

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their big guns in the final, but they could get disqualified. It is

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just like a baton in track and field races. The Americans are very

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:14:35.:14:44.

good at it. This is the only swimmer for Natalie Coughlin. Great

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Britain is still in a 5th position. We have got to get at least 4th. A

:14:51.:15:01.
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fast second semi-final still to come. Second, third, 4th and 5th

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are all in a line. Rebecca Turner is 20 during the Olympic Games. She

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is going to have people a lifetime best out. Just second, third or 4th.

:15:24.:15:34.
:15:34.:15:39.

Come on, Rebecca Turner. Great Britain has finished equal 4th. I

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have never seen a swim off in a relay. I wonder if we will see one

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here. I hope not. First, USA, second was China, third was Japan

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and 4th was Great Britain equal with Sweden. 6th was the Russian

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Federation. How close was that? think that first Chinese takeover

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was legal. Their feet cannot take it off the block. I think they will

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get away with that one. Touching by the skin of their toes! We have

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left Fran Halsall to come into the freestyle relay. Holland in the

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centre in lane four. Holland are resting their best swimmer just

:17:18.:17:21.

like Britain did with Fran Halsall. It will be interesting to see how

:17:21.:17:31.
:17:31.:17:36.

it works for them. This is the first time these print women have

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had a shot to set a time and scare each other. It is an important

:17:42.:17:52.
:17:52.:17:55.

marker for some of the swimmers. In fact, individual world records have

:17:55.:18:03.

been set from a starting position in a relay before. That was not

:18:03.:18:13.
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Second just about in lane four. Frederica Pellegrini is down in

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lane seven. The Australians look really strong. Really working for

:18:57.:19:04.

it. I wonder if they have been told if you swim fast enough in the

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heats, a couple of you will get through to the finals, but not all

:19:08.:19:12.

of pupils stock the a could be swimming for their individual

:19:12.:19:22.
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places in the final. It is going to be one of the great ones this

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evening. Australia, Holland, America, they will all be really

:19:33.:19:43.
:19:43.:19:44.

hot tonight. A Australia lead with one leg to go. Holland are second,

:19:44.:19:54.
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but in a bit of a precarious position. But really close for

:19:58.:20:03.

third and 4th. Great Britain must be watching this and thinking have

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Excuse me, 3.3 8.21. I think we are in equal 7th. They can relax a

:20:46.:20:53.

little bit. It would have been draining to do a swim off at the

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end of the seats. -- At the end of their heats. Look at that, it was

:21:08.:21:18.
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beautiful. Every single opportunity you have been training you practice

:21:22.:21:28.

for detail and your coaches are right! Australia won that second

:21:28.:21:37.

heat by a full body length. And full body length these days for

:21:37.:21:43.

women is 1.4 seconds. If they jump into celebrate, they are

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disqualified. The crowd has just been told about the finalists. I

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think you will have been able to tell from that massive roar from

:21:55.:22:04.
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the crowd. I can tell you that Great Britain have made the final,

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just. Actually, possibly it is the best thing they could have got,

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More action from the first morning of the rowing at Eton Dorney and the swimming at the Aquatics Centre. Plus progress reports on the men's cycling road race as it snakes its way through the Surrey countryside.

British hopefuls include world swimming silver medallist Hannah Miley in the heats of the 400m individual medley, and world bronze medallist Alan Campbell in the men's single sculls.

Rowing: 11.30 Men's quadruple sculls heats 12.00 Men's pair heats 12.30 Men's single sculls heats

Rowing commentators: Garry Herbert Dan Topolski

Swimming: 11.17 Women's 400m individual medley heats 11.52 Men's 100m breaststroke heats 12.16 Women's 4x100m freestyle relay heats

Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson Adrian Moorhouse Sharron Davies.