BBC One: Day 10: 09.00-11.30 Olympics


BBC One: Day 10: 09.00-11.30

Mishal Husain and Rishi Persad present canoeing and athletics action, with the men's kayak single 1,000m heats, women's 100m hurdles round 1 heats and men's 800m round 1 heats.


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Another fantastic day, and really a weekend to remember for British

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sport, ending with two more gold medals. Great Britain now have 16

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goals, just three short of the total in Beijing. Yesterday it was

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Andy Murray and Ben Ainslie who topped the podium. Could they be

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more of the same today? In gymnastics, Beth Tweddle is

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hoping to bow out with a gold. She was 4th in Beijing, but she is

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looking good in London. Olympic kayak champion Tim Brabants

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begins his title defence today, so could Eton Dorney bring more gold

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for Great Britain? Dai Greene is doing it the hard way. We look at

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whether the world and Commonwealth champion might spring a surprise in

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And that's not all from the stadium. Tiffany Porter and Andrew Ossa G R

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So, here is how we take you through it all. It is off to the athletics

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at 10am. But before that, we are back at Eton Dorney at 9:30am. At

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2pm, the gymnastics gets under way. More track cycling at the Beller

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Drome at 4pm, Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny in action there.

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And tonight at the athletics, the men's 400m and women's pole vault.

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Dai Greene goes in the 400m hurdles. And it was quite a weekend in the

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stadium behind me. First, Saturday's glorious night for

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British athletics, and then last night, the Big One, the men's 100m.

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All the doubts about whether using bolt could do it suddenly

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disappeared. -- Usain Bolt. This Stadium has just come to life.

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I wonder why it! It is exciting Powell gets a cracking start, and

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Justin Gatlin is looking good. Oh, my word! He was looking at them as

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if to say, keep up! This is the if to say, keep up! This is the

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second semi-final. Bolt got a decent start, and so did Dwain

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Chambers. Here comes Usain Bolt, really turn it on. 9.87. Dare I say

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it, clowning around just a little. And now for the third semi-final,

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the athletes are ready. Not the best of starts from Tyson Gay.

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Yohan Blake and Tyson Gay pulling away now. Blake is going to win it.

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9.85, game on. I came third in the semi-final at the Olympics. That

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has run under 10 seconds this year. the four fastest men of all time

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are in the same Olympic final. They come to their marks, the moment of

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blocks. But he is getting into his stride alongside Justin Gatlin. He

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has won the gold! 9.64. The champion becomes a legend. Why did

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we ever, ever, ever doubt the brilliance of Usain Bolt? I was

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slightly worried about my start. I think I sat in the blocks a little

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bit. It wasn't the best reaction in the world. But my coach said, stop

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worrying about the start, the best part of your race is at the end.

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That is where you rule. So I stopped worrying about the start

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and executed it. What do you say to all the doubters? People can talk,

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all they can do is talk. When it comes to the championships, this is

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His place in history is now assured. Colin Jackson, you were there last

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night. And there were lots of doubters, we were talking this time

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yesterday, not sure he would pull that off. And the good reason for

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that is because of the opposition he was up against, the best

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sprinters we have seen on the planet were all assembled in at

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100m. And him losing the Jamaican championships caused a little bit

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of upset. People were questioning whether he would deliver the goods,

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but he is a championship man, and he proved it again. Slightly slow

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out of the blocks, but he just races to the finish. He is a tall

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man, and it takes him a bit of time to unfold. What he was working on

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previously was to try to start as if he were shorter man, and that is

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not conducive to his style of running. Once he gets up bright and

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get into his flow, he becomes unstoppable. Once he hits that 30-

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metre mark, about now, he starts to pull away from the field. That is

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why he is the great champion that he is over this distance. Overall,

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this was a fantastic field. Seven out of the eight men ran under 10

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seconds. The quality was breathtaking. Bizarrely enough, the

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man who didn't go under 10 seconds was Asafa Powell, the one who has

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run under 10 seconds the most. It looked like he tweaked his groin a

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little bit, which is a bit of a worry for the 4x100m later. Yohan

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Blake, the so-called Beast, the one we were talking about most in the

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competition, is he the one who you think will be the new Usain Bolt of

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the future? No doubt about it. He is the Prince at the moment. He

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went into this race trying to beat the king. A couple of years' time,

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I think things could change. think his time will come? His time

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will come. You also positive about the British sprinters. None of them

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made it into the final, but Adam Gemili, young and new to sprinting,

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both he and Dwain Chambers had good times. They went up and beyond

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anything we expected them to do. Dwain Chambers ran 10.02, the

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fastest time in the UK. At Adam Gemili, an incredibly mature

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performance for a young man. He wasn't frightened to take on the

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greatest sprinters in the world, and he just missed by a jiffy. A

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fall the blossom British athletics, and last night was a disappointing

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one for Christine Ohuruogu, beaten Christine Ohuruogu do It Again?

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Richards-Ross almost stumbles a little out of the block, but is

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quickly up. That is a fast start from the American. Khyra Ishaq has

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started well as well. The Russian goes past Sanya Richards Ross, but

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Christine Ohuruogu has really attacked his first 200. Richards-

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Ross starts to get moving, and so does Montsho. Rory is on the

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outside. There are five or six of them here. Sanya Richards Ross is

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coming through, Christine Ohuruogu is coming again. Can she get there

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this time? Will she make it? Sanya Richards Ross takes the gold.

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Christine Ohuruogu, a sterling effort to get the silver. Oh, for a

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moment I thought it was going to happen all over again, just like

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four years ago. But Sanya Richards Ross is a worthy champion. She is a

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great 400m runner. And the silver to Christine Ohuruogu. What can you

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say about Christine? Every time, saves her best for the Olympics,

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for the World Championships. Forget all the other races, this is the

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one that matters to her, and she gets the best out of herself again.

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Only ever runs under 50 seconds in major finals. Hats off to Sanya

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Richards Ross. Your reaction at the end, Christine? I was stunned. I

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just, I don't know. I was heartbroken, actually. I was

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heartbroken, I really was. To lose your title like that, it was tough.

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But you know, Sanya is a worthy competitor, and she ran a good race.

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I have to be happy with what I got. It could have been worse. You were

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charging down at home straight, it look like it could have been

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Beijing all over again. I know, but I tightened up. I could feel my

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shoulders lifting. It is really hard to control when you are under

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fatigue. I thought I still had some time, but the line came too soon,

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and I thought, no, it is gone. I came here for one thing only, to

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continue my reign as Olympic Cham, so it was, I'm just a bit

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She is an Olympic silver-medallist, but clearly she is disappointed.

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Yes, she hoped to defend her title. She knew she was running into great

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form, and history has showed us that she does produce the goods

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when it matters. See you can see why she was a little disappointed.

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But you can see why we think she did a tremendous job overall. But

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the emotion is hers. contribution to British athletics

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has been significant. Hers was the one British gold in Beijing that we

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were so proud of, but look at us this year. Yes, it gave us all hope

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that we can produce great athletes later on, and the magic certainly

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happened. Christine is still going to be a real inspiration. She has

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been there and done it a couple of times, so she has to take that

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responsibility now. Not sure how she will feel about being a

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matriarch! De big focus today is going to be on the hurdlers.

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Later tonight, Dai Greene will be in action. This morning, it is all

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about the form. We asked a former world champion and that women's

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110m hurdles to explain just how it To win this event, there are loads

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of different factors that an athlete needs to get right, and

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every section of the race happens so quickly that one small mistake

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warm make the difference at the finish line. On average, it takes a

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good male athlete about 0.3 of a second to Clear a hurdle, and about

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0.7 of a second to run between them. The women go slightly quicker,

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because the men have their hurdles higher, about up to their belly

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buttons. The distance between the hurdles are further apart. It is

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about being a consistent level of sent a body mass. If an athlete

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keeps their head at a consistent height during the race you can see

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this. The way a race can be won is in a landing, how long it takes to

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get the leading leg down and start running again. The backward

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movement of the lake acts as a braking force, so athletes need to

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get it down quick and get moving. Do that and there will be a massive

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There you have it. The masterclass from someone who really does know

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how to do it. Who should we be looking out for? Sally Pearson is

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the world champion, she is the fastest person here at this moment

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in time. She has got a great technique. On this lightning-fast

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track, I am wondering how far she can actually get to the world

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record. She was not too far off it at the world championships and I am

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thinking this track is a bit fast than she has arrived in better form.

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What about our British hurdlers? Tiffany Porter had a real struggle

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at Crystal Palace, we wondered if she would be injured. There are

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rumours saying she is coming around but when she arrived in good shape?

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We are hoping that she is healthy and can produce a good performance.

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We will know shortly. Some people thought Jessica Ennis might end up

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competing, Sheikh did not say until after the heptathlon if that was

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going to happen -- she did not so. She is exhausted, it takes a lot of

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effort to go through rounds and qualification rounds. Even though

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she is the 4th fastest hurdler and she is a hat and for it. We are

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disappointed not to see her go for it. She knows that I have been

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badgering her from a young girl to forget the heptathlon and

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concentrate on the hurdles, I am glad she did not listen to me. I

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think she could challenge the best in the world. She listened to

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Denise instead? Wise decision! are looking forward to seeing

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Tiffany Porter and Sally Pearson in action later. Tonight it will be

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Dai Greene hoping to add to his Gordon is a young sprinter with the

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hopes of a nation on his sprinters -- on his shoulders but as Matthew

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Pinsent found out, he is rather Trinidad is a small country. It is

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where I am from. I am all about showcasing it and showing that

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there is talent in Trinidad and we can be successful on the Olympic

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stage. Sometimes I wonder why am doing this and if it is going to

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work out. But I think in life you must make sacrifices. I give my

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best every day so that when my heat succumb, I am going to take it one

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run at the time. -- when my heats come. A shining star for Trinidad

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but Jay who Gordon is lucky to be here. Killer landslides top the

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list of the island's foibles. 2008 I was at home when a landslide

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came down, it destroyed the back half of the house. It stopped in

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the room I was in. It took a toll on the mentally, I started to feel

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scared being home by myself. I was happy and grateful for God. He

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paved a way for me. It is not easy, to come from a poor family and

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having to struggle through things. I am in a position now and making

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sure that we all live comfortable, in peace and unity. Trinidad's next

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socio-economic Hurdle is a familiar one. Poverty, and the crime that

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goes with it. People see Trinidad as a really small country. To have

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so much crime, it is really demotivated. If you come from a

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ghetto, you don't have to be doing things like you are from the ghetto.

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Most people who are into sports are actually some who came out of the

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ghetto and they are up some of the best people in society. One of the

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best things about being an athlete, the fame and the praise you'll be

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getting from citizens across the As you can see, this is my club-

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mate and one of my team-mates, to be training with for the 400 metres.

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There is a competitive rivalry I think we all look out for each

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other. We started from scratch and this is where we are today. We are

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all there in support, no matter if it might be physically, emotionally.

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We are there supporting each other one day at a time. My coach, my

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family, my club, they keep me grounded because I know where I

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came from. They are always there reminding me, remember where you

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Just thinking about the Olympics alone, amazing pictures coming into

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my head. I try to see myself in a dark place, seeking the light,

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trying to bring that out from inside of me. I know I am just 20

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but I am going to give it all, I am going to release my body and once I

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do that, the world is going to see It makes me think, we see these

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people compete in the stadium, we expect to see them at their best

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but we often have little idea of what they might have been through

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to get there. Many back stories are incredible. I met this young man in

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Trinidad, I work on a project called international integration

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with UNICEF. He was an incredible role model to the young people who

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were from disturb places in Trinidad, who were struggling with

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life generally. For him to come out and get on the world stage and

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produce something great, and have something for Trinidad to celebrate,

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perhaps, is a really good thing. Very impressive, an amazing story.

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Dai Greene is going to be in the finals of the 400 metres hurdles,

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he has not had an easy time. It was certainly a difficult semi-final

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and he is very disappointed with his performance. I still think he

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is at the world champion for a good reason, he can raise his game when

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it really matters. He has a very good lane draw, in lane three,

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which allows him to run freely. His technique should be perfect, he

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should be flawless all the way around. If he can get the final

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kick down the home straight, one of his strong points, he can bring

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home a medal. Explain what you mean about running freely. Because of

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the corner your technique is so much more boiled, you do not have

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We have to hope that the difficulty of getting into the final won't

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have unnerved him. He has one of the school had, he is down to earth,

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he knows what he's capable of delivering -- one of the school

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heads. He has run much faster than that this year. He will think to

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himself, if I can get close to the season's best, it will not be far

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off the gold medal, which is what we are all hoping for. He is the

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world champion and the captain of the athletics team, we really want

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to see him excel. You'll be off to the stadium shortly. You are

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getting a bit of a cult following online. Because of your very

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measured reactions to Olympic Come on, no! Mo! Come on! Yes! Oh,

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I always had you down as the cool, calm and collected type, I was

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entirely wrong. That was watching Mo Farah's rays. I am a big fan of

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athletics, which is obvious, that is why my voice is like this. I

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love the sport of athletics. When anybody from the British team is

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Last night, it was the big one and this is what it was like. Off he

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goes! Look at what's his name! Here It is fantastic. All of that energy

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and enthusiasm is infectious. You must be hoping this experience does

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something brilliant for British athletics. Oh, yes. I have

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thoroughly enjoyed it, the team has this great bars and they are

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thrilled to be there. Eidetic that you get off to the stadium

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otherwise Jonathan Edwards will be on my case. One of the Olympic

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venues we saw a lot was Eton Dorney. The regatta finished on Saturday

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but the lake is back in service As the home of the canoe sprint

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events. Britain has already had a gold and a silver in canoe slalom,

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can the sprinters follow suit? Here There are two distinct types of

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boat, a canoe and a kayaked. The kayakers raised by one, too, or

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Black events are contested by men Over 2000 the canoe is propelled

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from a kneeling position and is directed by using a stroke on one

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side of the boat. The first to cross the finish line is the winner.

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A PhotoFinish is often required to confirm the results. Dead heat

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during the qualifying stages will see both competitors progress but

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they may be forced to we race if There are good memories in the

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canoe sprint for Tim Brabants from Beijing, he is just about to get

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the defence of his Olympic kayak title under way. Let's get straight

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across to Eton Dorney and sprint. The 30 rob from Toronto, a

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world champion in this event -- the Garcia's went out in the semi-

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finals of the 1,000 metres in Beijing. It is the first five to go

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through, plus one fastest loser. Temperance, the defending champion,

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goes in lane three -- Tim Brabants, the defending champion. Injuries in

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the build-up, gradually coming back but it will be a tall order to

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of the crowd very soon as they race for just 1,000m, silence and deep

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in the course. As expected, Adam van Koeverden is there. Also going

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very quickly, Josh Utanga of the start. Utanga is actually pulling

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up after his explosive start, so it is left to Vancouver done to set

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the pace. The world champion last year in Hungary, also former 500m

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world champion. Tim Brabants looks like he is also coming up the field.

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You can see the driver's Adam van Koeverden gets his boat running

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smoothly. You want to see the bow of the boat looking smooth and not

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jumping about too much. Vancouver done is really taking the lead on

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this race, as we expected to see. The first three through to the

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semi-finals, and it is comfortably Adam van Koeverden setting the pace

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as we hit the halfway mark. They are into a good rhythm. The stroke

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rate around 100 strokes per minute. With this first heat, 1-5 going

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through to the first semi-final, we will probably not see the pace get

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to the heights we would expect later in the competition. It seems

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quite a formality for Adam van Koeverden as he is so far ahead.

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is making a statement about his form. Noise starts to lift from the

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Eton Dorney support. Tim Brabants is fighting a way there, and will

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qualify as they go through the three-quarter mark. Vancouver done

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comfortably in the front. -- Adam van Koeverden comfortably in the

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lead. He is looking so at ease with his stroke, with his rhythm. And

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just a little look around. He is keeping his shoulders relaxed as he

:31:55.:32:01.

drives the paddles into the water. It is all about the connection

:32:01.:32:05.

between your arms and the drive in the legs, and the rotation of the

:32:05.:32:14.

body is how you get the long reach and the strong, powerful strokes.

:32:14.:32:19.

Tomicevic is coming through on Brabants, but it is the first five

:32:19.:32:24.

to go through. It is a little bit about conserving energy now. Adam

:32:24.:32:33.

van Koeverden through easily, and those five are your five through.

:32:33.:32:43.
:32:43.:32:45.

Brabants, THF, Garcia as well. That race was utterly dominated by Adam

:32:45.:32:55.
:32:55.:32:56.

van Koeverden. He will move through to the semi-finals later on today.

:32:56.:33:00.

Difficult to know what to make of Tim Brabants. A lot of the home

:33:00.:33:04.

support will be focusing on him. Did he have a bit more to offer?

:33:05.:33:10.

Once he knew he was in a position to qualify, only in about an hour-

:33:10.:33:13.

and-a-half, the semi-finals, he would be looking to conserve as

:33:13.:33:18.

much energy as possible. But Adam van Koeverden really did make a

:33:18.:33:25.

statement. Josh Utanga getting a raw as well, suffering a bit with

:33:25.:33:35.
:33:35.:33:37.

an injury. He is over the line. But Adam van Koeverden, again he will

:33:37.:33:44.

face strong competition from the likes of Max Hoff, the German and

:33:44.:33:52.

Marie Stewart from Australia. Here, he got off to a good start, and

:33:52.:33:58.

surged out. Never troubled thereafter. After his

:33:58.:34:05.

disappointment in Beijing, where he blowout in the 1,000m in the latter

:34:05.:34:09.

stage of the race, he will want to make sure he doesn't make any

:34:09.:34:14.

mistakes again he in London. technique and the strength of the

:34:14.:34:21.

core and the upper body, as he brought himself to the finish line.

:34:21.:34:31.
:34:31.:34:31.

The 30-year-old from Toronto, safely through. Tim Brabants also

:34:31.:34:36.

there in the top five. Confirmation of the results, and Brabants eased

:34:37.:34:46.
:34:47.:34:52.

So, Tim Brabants' defence of his title on the water, he is through

:34:52.:35:00.

to the semi-finals. Let's now joined Rishi Persad over who is

:35:00.:35:07.

joining us from Eton Dorney. How is he looking? It looks like he will

:35:07.:35:12.

take the Christine Ohuruogu type of defence, which is get better with

:35:12.:35:17.

every round. Hopefully, he is just conserving a bit of energy. He has

:35:17.:35:22.

suffered with illness and injury over the last year. He took 18

:35:22.:35:26.

months off after Beijing to continue pursuing a career in

:35:26.:35:32.

medicine, and is now qualified as an end the doctor. It has taken him

:35:32.:35:38.

time to get back to his best form. He hasn't quite got there just yet,

:35:38.:35:42.

but hopefully he will have this slow build through the week here

:35:42.:35:46.

while he has this first week. He has got the semi-final coming up,

:35:46.:35:52.

and that will be just before 11 o'clock. Hopefully we will see the

:35:52.:35:56.

best of Tim Brabants a little later in the competition. Tell me how the

:35:56.:36:04.

next few days will work. We have got some seriously good hopes in

:36:04.:36:10.

the canoe sprint competition. Tim Brabants is the standard bearer. We

:36:10.:36:14.

are excited to see the introduction of the 200-metre competition, and

:36:14.:36:20.

we're excited about Ed McKeever. He has been dubbed the Usain Bolt of

:36:20.:36:27.

canoeing. And also in the canoe double, we have Scofield and Heath,

:36:27.:36:33.

highly regarded and could also have medal hopes as well. But Tim

:36:33.:36:37.

Brabants is the standard bearer. He is the one who was lifted canoeing

:36:37.:36:42.

in this country to notoriety. He has won three of the four medals we

:36:42.:36:46.

have won in flat water canoeing. He will set the pace for the rest of

:36:46.:36:52.

the team this week. Great to see Eton Dorney back in

:36:52.:36:57.

action. Thank you very much. It continues right the morning on BBC

:36:57.:37:03.

Three, including Tim Brabants' Three, including Tim Brabants'

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semi-final just before 11am. Also available on the red button is

:37:05.:37:15.
:37:15.:37:17.

Also handball, which has become an increasingly popular spectator

:37:17.:37:23.

sport here at London 2012. It is taking place just up the road here

:37:23.:37:26.

at the Copper Box. Lots of handball at the Copper Box. Lots of handball

:37:26.:37:30.

and other live sport to keep you busy. But here at Olympic Park, the

:37:30.:37:34.

focus is going to be on the stadium, gearing up for more athletics,

:37:34.:37:39.

including both men's and women's hurdles today. Jonathan Edwards is

:37:39.:37:46.

there. I hope you got my Jackson delivery. He hasn't arrived yet,

:37:46.:37:51.

but I have the lovely Denys here. It is the morning after the night

:37:51.:37:55.

before. The most eagerly anticipated race of London 2012,

:37:55.:38:02.

the men's 100m, and after all the speculation, it was as you were

:38:02.:38:08.

with you Usain Bolt. Did you enjoy yourself in that race, Denise

:38:08.:38:15.

Lewis? Not quite, but I could have! It was so exciting. The most

:38:15.:38:20.

anticipated race of these games by far, and it doesn't disappoint.

:38:20.:38:27.

certainly didn't. Should we ever have doubted Usain Bolt? But do we

:38:27.:38:36.

assume too much of him? I guess we have such high expectations, we

:38:36.:38:39.

want to see excellent performances from the man, but in his post-race

:38:39.:38:44.

interview, he gave little hint that he was feeling a little bit of

:38:44.:38:49.

pressure going into this race. Yes, he had that false start. He said

:38:49.:38:54.

that was in his mind. But he had been looking in good form, and he

:38:54.:39:00.

got better and better. That is when we really knew that Usain Bolt was

:39:00.:39:04.

back. And it was the first time that we got a glimpse of what he

:39:04.:39:10.

was like in 2008. And when he runs so freely and puts his foot down,

:39:10.:39:16.

puts his foot on the gas, you say, no one else can go close. But they

:39:16.:39:26.
:39:26.:39:26.

did. They did. Justin Gatlin got out very well. But Usain Bolt had

:39:26.:39:31.

the fastest reaction time? Yes, that was a surprise, because he

:39:31.:39:36.

didn't think he got out. But he really did deliver here, with huge

:39:36.:39:40.

expectation, under huge pressure, a fantastic race. Like Michael said

:39:40.:39:45.

last night, as soon as he gets to 30 metres, he has the ability just

:39:45.:39:52.

to move away. And once he is into his running action, he is majestic.

:39:52.:39:56.

How important to you think that victory was for the sport of track

:39:56.:40:00.

and field? We have had some knocks, and the crowds haven't been what

:40:00.:40:06.

they have been in the past. We need this guy to do well, because he has

:40:06.:40:11.

an aura that nobody else has. think he has the ability to just

:40:11.:40:15.

keep making this sport to get better, bigger, more audience

:40:15.:40:21.

figures. Yes, we do need him. He brings a charisma, a dynamic energy

:40:21.:40:25.

to the sport, and people relate to that. They think it has been the

:40:25.:40:30.

best thing to happen to us for a very long time. And what about

:40:30.:40:36.

Yohan Blake? Michael Johnson said last night he was the one under

:40:36.:40:42.

pressure. For him in particular, he wanted to put away the demons that

:40:42.:40:45.

he only got that was jumping ship victory last year because Usain

:40:45.:40:51.

Bolt was out. Yes, he beat him in the Jamaican championship, but he

:40:51.:40:54.

needed to come away with a good medal and a fantastic time, which

:40:54.:41:00.

he delivered. And there is this 200m, still to come, and he did

:41:00.:41:04.

beat Usain Bolt at that last year in Brussels. How do you see that

:41:04.:41:09.

going? An interesting question. We couldn't predict what was going to

:41:09.:41:16.

happen with the 100m. I think it is the same for the 200. Yohan Blake

:41:16.:41:21.

is probably tipped more for that. Plenty of qualification heats

:41:21.:41:26.

coming up, including the men's 800m, with the appearance of a very

:41:26.:41:36.
:41:36.:41:42.

This man is very, very special indeed. Sometimes they are not

:41:42.:41:52.
:41:52.:41:55.

quite sure, they are asking, are He is still pumping hard. Two world

:41:55.:42:05.
:42:05.:42:05.

record in 2010. The Olympics is the biggest sport, and understand that

:42:05.:42:11.

billions of people are watching. To participate here is special, and

:42:11.:42:18.

doing something special will be an honour. He is unrivalled on the

:42:18.:42:27.

world scene. Your father, Daniel, completed -- competed in the 1968

:42:27.:42:35.

Olympics? Yes, he has been a big inspiration to me, and it is the

:42:35.:42:41.

reason why I am here. It is the reason why I am running. I knew him

:42:41.:42:46.

as a father, and he was a great athlete, and I knew I had the same

:42:46.:42:54.

gene. If my father did it, I can do it. What will it mean to Kenya for

:42:54.:42:57.

you to be their standing in front of the world with an Olympic gold

:42:57.:43:04.

medal? Kenyans have a lot of hopes in me, and they know I am going to

:43:04.:43:09.

bring the gold home. They have been following my performance, and

:43:10.:43:19.

everyone I have met his encouraging me, you are able, just go for it.

:43:19.:43:26.

So I want to do it for the country, for my father, for myself.

:43:26.:43:30.

remarkable athlete. Before we talk about him, I can't help thinking,

:43:30.:43:33.

We now go over to our correspondent to 1981 when the world record was

:43:33.:43:37.

held by Sebastian Coe, he is only just over half a second quicker.

:43:38.:43:43.

Sebastian Coe was a remarkable athlete, wasn't he? He was, and

:43:43.:43:49.

somebody that really captured my imagination. I just loved his grit

:43:49.:43:59.
:43:59.:43:59.

and his air of arrogance as he Do you see anybody else winning the

:44:00.:44:06.

1500 metres? This man is coming to these championships some a two

:44:06.:44:13.

seconds faster than a body else, I can't see anybody else coming close.

:44:13.:44:17.

We asked -- we underestimate the power of this man. He is incredible.

:44:17.:44:25.

He is a big man for the 800m? very tall, a Masai warrior, who

:44:25.:44:29.

bring something very special. We talk about Usain Bolt and what he

:44:29.:44:37.

does. I think David Britisher is equally might be able to produce a

:44:37.:44:47.
:44:47.:44:49.

The Sally Pearson is perhaps the female equivalent to Usain Bolt.

:44:49.:44:53.

She is. She came so close to the world record. Something I never

:44:54.:45:00.

thought I would see in my lifetime. 12.21 is the world record. She was

:45:00.:45:06.

that far away. If she comes out having had that defeat at Crystal

:45:06.:45:11.

Palace, which she has kind of pressure off, that is not going

:45:11.:45:14.

happen this time around, I think we are in for a real treat in the

:45:14.:45:19.

women's hurdles. And the women's 1500 qualification, we have Hannah

:45:19.:45:25.

England who struggled with injury. We have three very talented girls

:45:25.:45:30.

coming through. I think Hannah England has been struggling, I

:45:31.:45:36.

think she is finding form again. Laura Wightman is very exciting. I

:45:36.:45:41.

love her attitude and the way she has come on the season. Looking

:45:41.:45:48.

forward to that. This evening, at Dai Greene, the amazing night on

:45:48.:45:51.

Saturday with the gold medals, it started with a massive shock with

:45:51.:45:55.

Dai Greene struggling to make the final. Yes, I am not sure what

:45:55.:45:59.

happened. We will see a very different Dai Greene, tonight, I

:45:59.:46:06.

hope. I wonder whether the lack of training after his injury is

:46:06.:46:11.

showing in his running. His flat speed is not where he wants it to

:46:11.:46:15.

be. I believe he has a great mind, he has a great coach in Malcolm

:46:15.:46:21.

Arnold, who will have talked to him and that strategy will bring him

:46:21.:46:26.

through. He has been lucky with the lane draw. He has, lane three will

:46:26.:46:33.

suit him. He will be aware, but he still needs to run his own race.

:46:33.:46:37.

also have the women's pole vault tonight, Yelena Isinbayeva defends

:46:38.:46:44.

her title, she is a different asleep. In Holly Bleasdale, a real

:46:44.:46:49.

chance of a medal -- a different athlete. It would be great to see

:46:49.:46:54.

Holly coming through. We talk about how British athletics has changed.

:46:54.:47:02.

We have struggled in the field for a long time, but Holly Bleasdale

:47:02.:47:05.

brings a fresh air to women's field events and I hope she can deliver.

:47:05.:47:10.

A lot of pressure on her shoulders but her performances have been very

:47:10.:47:14.

stable and she is him with a chance. Thanks for the moment. We will be

:47:14.:47:24.
:47:24.:47:25.

back at 10 o'clock am. For the 100 I am smiling about all of the

:47:25.:47:30.

people been mentioned as the Usain Bolt of their event, I think of

:47:30.:47:33.

Jonathan as the Usain Bolt of athletics presenting, he will be

:47:33.:47:40.

Whoever you see compete at the Olympic Games over the course of

:47:40.:47:44.

the competition, they have put in years of dedication and hard work.

:47:44.:47:47.

It is a four year cycle of intense training to reach your physical

:47:47.:47:52.

peak. The pressure is on to perform, the mind games begin and it can be

:47:52.:48:02.
:48:02.:48:06.

a pressure of -- a question of who This is a place in the Olympic Park

:48:06.:48:10.

where very few people get to see. It is a dressing room much like any

:48:10.:48:17.

other, white walls, if you benches and coat hooks. -- a few benches.

:48:17.:48:23.

But in places like this, the gold medals will be won and lost. This

:48:23.:48:28.

is the inner sanctum, where the last few crucial moments are spent

:48:28.:48:34.

before stepping out into the megawatt night of the competition

:48:34.:48:38.

arena a few yards down the coroner. It is here that athletes perform

:48:38.:48:42.

the secretive routines designed to take them into the zone. Here you

:48:42.:48:50.

will see some truly bizarre things. Some athletes in half trances,

:48:50.:48:54.

pacing from foot to foot. Others with their eyes closed, visualising

:48:54.:49:00.

optimal performance. Some athletes enact bizarre superstitions, others

:49:00.:49:04.

offer silent prayers. In many ways, this is one of the most surreal

:49:04.:49:11.

places in sport, but also, perhaps, one of the most fascinating. Often,

:49:11.:49:15.

the final few moments before competition are highly solitary.

:49:15.:49:20.

You are alone with your thoughts, or perhaps your demons. In many

:49:20.:49:26.

sports, solitude is impossible. You are required to spend those final

:49:26.:49:30.

moments not on your own, but up close with your competitors. It is

:49:30.:49:35.

here in the dreaded cool room that the mind games go into overdrive.

:49:35.:49:39.

These are the seven guys I have got to do battle against, standing in

:49:39.:49:44.

my way to achieve my objective of a gold medal. I never thought it was

:49:44.:49:48.

personal, I didn't think they were trying to destroy my dreams, there

:49:48.:49:54.

were simply trying to win. I don't own winning, I just wanted to win.

:49:54.:49:57.

The interesting thing is that champion athletes, top athletes,

:49:57.:50:03.

gold medal athletes, the gold medal mindset, that type of athlete will

:50:04.:50:08.

not seek pressure as a problem. They will perceive it as a

:50:08.:50:14.

privilege. I quite enjoyed it, because the pressure is so high at

:50:14.:50:18.

that point, all things being equal, it is the person who handles that

:50:18.:50:21.

moment and the pressure at that particular time best who is going

:50:22.:50:25.

to have the best performance. There was one compared to do who asked us

:50:25.:50:32.

all to pray together. Most of the guys did it, I am not going to do

:50:32.:50:38.

that, I am about to go into battle. The brittle irony of elite sport is

:50:38.:50:42.

that however good you are however so many sacrifices you have made,

:50:42.:50:48.

it counts for nothing if you can't deliver when it really matters.

:50:48.:50:53.

Four years of preparation for just a few defining moments of action.

:50:53.:51:03.
:51:03.:51:04.

This is, in many ways, the ultimate The key question is, do the

:51:04.:51:07.

psychological rituals that athletes used in the dressing room, and

:51:08.:51:13.

continued to use right out here in the arena, actually work? What do

:51:13.:51:22.

we really know about the dark art You are already under tremendous

:51:22.:51:25.

pressure in knowing the significance of the moment, this is

:51:25.:51:29.

what you have been training and preparing for for so long and it is

:51:29.:51:33.

a dream come true to be there and you are just that close. The will

:51:33.:51:38.

always have an internal voice saying, this is dangers, run away.

:51:38.:51:42.

As psychologists, we say that you control the controllable. You're

:51:42.:51:48.

not in control of the opposition, the TV crowd, the event. It is all

:51:48.:51:54.

be on view. You can only control how you perform. It's -- all beyond

:51:54.:52:00.

you. You narrow it down to something incredibly simple. It is

:52:00.:52:04.

ironic that I have lost my faith but my faith gave me perspective.

:52:05.:52:10.

To a degree, to just associate myself from the outcome. You have

:52:10.:52:14.

to do the best they can and let the chips fall as they made. I can only

:52:14.:52:20.

be as good as I can be and when a cross the line, it -- I will see

:52:20.:52:24.

where that has got me. It is a calming and inspiring thought.

:52:24.:52:29.

Performance psychology is about the elimination of debt. In some

:52:29.:52:36.

circumstances, that is a sensible thing. It makes sense to doubt what

:52:36.:52:40.

an insurance salesman says is true. But in sport, doubt is catastrophic.

:52:40.:52:44.

If you don't believe you are going to nail the forehand or score a

:52:44.:52:48.

penalty, you are almost certain to miss. That is why visualising a

:52:48.:52:51.

brilliant performance is so important, it can hope to eliminate

:52:51.:52:55.

doubt. Superstitions can do the same kind of thing, they can

:52:55.:53:00.

provide reassurance and boosts self- belief. Superstition is an

:53:00.:53:03.

interesting phenomenon, particularly in the world of sports

:53:03.:53:08.

psychology. We are saying that sport pick come -- thought becomes

:53:08.:53:14.

things. The way we feel affects the way we behave and ultimately,

:53:14.:53:22.

perform. But similar thing happens in the doesn't. A sugar pill with

:53:22.:53:26.

no Pharmacology can have incredible effect, reducing pain and anxiety,

:53:26.:53:30.

even eliminating nausea, so long as you believe it will. As Jonathan

:53:30.:53:35.

Edwards put it in a different context, any belief can have

:53:35.:53:38.

astonishingly powerful effects, providing it is held with

:53:38.:53:43.

sufficient conviction. Maybe that is the key here. You need to find

:53:43.:53:47.

something that works for you. Every athlete is an individual, and you

:53:47.:53:51.

can take out the training manual, you can take up the sport

:53:51.:53:54.

psychology book and you can say, Michael Johnson did this, Carl

:53:54.:53:58.

Lewis did this, Muhammad Ali did this. You can go on and on through

:53:58.:54:02.

the grades but none of them are who you are and you have to find your

:54:02.:54:08.

way -- through the greats. Delivering pressure it is a

:54:08.:54:12.

profoundly subjective thing. Many athletes are overcome with nerves

:54:12.:54:16.

and others are infected with terrible self-doubt. Is it any

:54:16.:54:20.

wonder that they reach for the particular ritual that makes sense

:54:20.:54:26.

to them, that provides a sense of reassurance and control? Prayer,

:54:26.:54:31.

superstition, visualisation, take your pick. What is certain is that

:54:31.:54:35.

that minute difference between victory and defeat on the biggest

:54:35.:54:40.

age of all is often to be found not in scale or effort, but in the

:54:40.:54:50.
:54:50.:54:51.

recesses of the mind -- the biggest A fascinating debate about the mind

:54:51.:54:57.

and how important mind is to what the body can do. That is something

:54:57.:55:00.

everyone can take away to these Olympics, watching people perform

:55:00.:55:03.

under pressure and maybe tried to find a way of making pressure work

:55:03.:55:09.

for you. Somebody who will need to deal with the pressure of an

:55:09.:55:16.

expectant cloud is best tunnel -- expectant crowd. Could she bound

:55:16.:55:25.

out -- bow out of her Olympic Into the fold West, that was a

:55:25.:55:35.
:55:35.:55:37.

cracker! -- into the full twist. It is a massive relief. The past 10

:55:37.:55:43.

weeks have been up and down, hard work with the rehab. I proved at

:55:43.:55:50.

the British championships that I am As soon as I was told I had surgery,

:55:50.:55:54.

my mum dropped everything and came down with me to the operation. My

:55:54.:55:58.

boyfriend has been their 100%, to try to help me get through anything

:55:58.:56:05.

I needed, whether it was getting ice at midnight, they have done

:56:05.:56:15.
:56:15.:56:17.

everything to help me achieve my She is very composed, shoe boxes

:56:18.:56:22.

things off, she knows what she has got to do. She is training hard,

:56:22.:56:26.

jabbed a bit of a setback with Tony, she has got over that and has been

:56:26.:56:34.

in rehab as hard as anybody -- a setback with her knee. She is a

:56:34.:56:41.

determined lady. I have missed about five -- my parents have

:56:42.:56:45.

missed about five competitions in 20 years, which is impressive.

:56:45.:56:50.

is the missing one, an Olympic medal. It is. As she said the other

:56:50.:56:55.

day, if she doesn't get it, she has three world titles, six European

:56:55.:56:59.

titles to her name. But it is the one she wants, and she read doesn't

:56:59.:57:04.

care what colour it is. I have worked really hard, have changed a

:57:04.:57:08.

lot of things, have started to put the dismount on, I am giving

:57:08.:57:14.

the dismount on, I am giving everything. The big catch up with

:57:14.:57:18.

half-turn into the drop to below bar, and back to the high bar with

:57:18.:57:28.
:57:28.:57:31.

As long as she feels she has done her best, that is what we will be

:57:31.:57:37.

happy with. I just want her to be happy. If I can walk away knowing I

:57:37.:57:42.

have done the best routines I can, I would love it to have a middle

:57:42.:57:46.

attached, but I don't want to walk away thinking they have not done my

:57:46.:57:50.

best -- I would love it to have a medal attached.

:57:50.:57:55.

Let's hope there hard work pays off. She goes in the uneven bars final

:57:55.:57:59.

just before 3:00pm. There are high hopes of a happy ending to her

:57:59.:58:03.

Olympic career. We will go back to the athletics in a moment but a

:58:03.:58:06.

quick reminder of the other live sport available for you this

:58:06.:58:16.
:58:16.:58:18.

New Zealand's women take on Germany in the hockey, 0-0 at the moment.

:58:18.:58:25.

There is table-tennis happening right now. At Earls Court, there is

:58:25.:58:32.

men's volleyball, Australia against Poland. The action is in the

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Olympic Stadium this morning, it is all about to get under way with

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Tiffany Porter going for Great Britain in the first of the women's

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100 metres hurdles heats. Let's Thanks, Michelle, and your package

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has arrived. We were fascinated with that video about psychology.

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How important is it took you to? couldn't have done what I did in

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Sydney had I not had the power of the mind. My body had failed me in

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the weeks leading up, so all I could rely on was the visualisation,

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see myself running the hurdles and doing the technique I could not do

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physically, in my mind. When you have that strength and that armour

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in your back pocket, you can do anything. It can overcome self-

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doubts. You just focus on what you need to do. Was it something you

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trained as you did the shot put, hurdles, javelin with a sports

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psychologist or did it come naturally? It did not come

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naturally. In the early days it was about somebody guiding me through

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it. But then it becomes intuitive and it is something that you just

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do. The key for me was translating that into my training sessions.

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Each training session, I had to visualise what I wanted to get out

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of the session and then it became habitual and I could use it in

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pressure situations. What about you, Colin? I had a disaster in 1992,

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there was the expectation of a gold medal, and there was injury and I

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made mistakes and I returned with the same amount of pressure the

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following year and I had an inner strength that I could perform on

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the world scale, and I was lucky and I ended up with the world

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record. It was more luck than anything else! But it was an

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important part of the whole preparation. It is not just the

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body. Did you have a sports psychologist? A lot of athletes

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will use their friends to go through the journey with them. Just

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because they don't do the physical side of training doesn't mean they

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cannot repair and hot you mentally. It was the people I associated with

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-- help you mentally. There was a strong-minded group of people

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around Juge, but some of the young athletes now will use a sports

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psychologist as part of the team of -- around you. I wouldn't say they

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rely heavily on them but they use them to the best of their ability.

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One athlete he will need to be mentally strong is Tiffany Porter.

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She had real trouble in Crystal Palace, and she goes in the first

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Mentally, I am good, and I'm really excited to be here and to compete.

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Every contender goes out there to give their best on the day, and I

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want to help bring glory to my country. I am confident in what I

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can do and what I have left to prove. I am looking forward to

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giving my best on the day. People just see the athletes on the track

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and forget there is a huge team behind you. Your parents, your

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coaches, you're UK staff, the nutritionist, the number of people

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who contribute to that success. My team has been very supportive and

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I'm so happy to be able to experience it all with them. In a

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moment you just want to keep yourself calm and not get ahead of

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yourself, but I am definitely Let's hope she is OK and it's good

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morning to the commentary team, Paul Dickenson, Colin Jackson and

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to everyone. The sun shining and everyone is ready for the hurdles.

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This was about 10 minutes ago when she first came on the track, a

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little prayer she said to herself, and everything you had been talking

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about in that BT, a fascinating look at how athletes get themselves

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ready to race, and it is just a quiet moment to herself as she came

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out onto the track. She is in a lane and number two and she has

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received a cuckoo next to her. -- Lane at two. -- she has Rosvitha

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settle the nerves. All of the athletes getting a great reception.

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And Jessica Zelinka being introduced to the crowd, she has

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experienced all of this, the Canadian. She, of course, was in

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the heptathlon and had a pretty good one. This is one of her best

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events, like Ennis, a good hundred metres hurdler and will probably be

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in the mix with Tiffany Porter. Qualification should be OK for her.

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The outside lanes are the next two best athletes, Anne Zagre and Alina

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false start and it means automatic disqualification. That will run but

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the tension for Tiffany Porter, who has not had the best of

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preparations for such she has not had the best of preparations. That

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was in the last big meeting before the Olympic Games. Potter pretty

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upset on that night -- porter was pretty upset. As we see, she's

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walking off. So, since then, things have gone well. Her husband Geoff

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is also here representing the USA lane either side, because one is

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already empty. Risby the cuckoo is actually next to her. -- Rosvitha

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is already well into her stride and hurdling very well. This is good

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from Porter. Zelinka finally coming through and Tiffany Porter is

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fading a little bit. Alina Talay, as a link and Tiffany Porter are

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the three qualifiers. -- has linker that, because Tiffany Porter got

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out well and look to the hurdling well but just faded over the last

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couple of flights. You have to look closely to see what happens to

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Tiffany, whether she relaxed in between the barriers and went

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through the motions. I reckon she would have known she was clear and

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in the top three, which is all she needs to focus on, just qualify.

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You want to get a feel for the track, and the your feet. Is it

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bouncy, is there a lot of tension? -- under your feet. You rely on the

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track to propel you for what, so you have to get a sense of how it

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moves. -- propel you forward. We were wondering whether she would

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make it here or not, but she seems to have arrived very well indeed.

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She will look at the clock and C 12.79 and a qualifying performance

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in third place and I think she can progress nicely and will be happy

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about the others on the far side. She was trying to run flat out, but

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qualification not a problem. She just lost out in terms of winning,

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with Alina Talay in 12.71, and Watching it back on the big screen,

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what is your verdict? A I haven't raced since Crystal Palace and I

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had a scare, so I just wanted to come out and execute and qualify

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because that is all that matters. How is your back? The it is all

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good. I am looking forward to the semi-final. This crowd a amazing,

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but on a morning session, can you believe it? I am so appreciative.

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It is wonderful and it helped push me through. Does this get your

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confidence get up? I was really nervous and I haven't slept much in

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the last few days but now I'm glad it's over and I can do to the next

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round. We will see you in the semi- blocks, Tiffany, so it's not a

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surprise when she explodes out. But it is just feeling the pace of the

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track. She wants to know if it is quick, and she has demonstrated she

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getting ready. We heard the other day that Jessica Ennis was not

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going to turn up for this first round of the 100 metres hurdles,

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and we wish her well. She will be missed. I am sure the crowd were

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looking forward to seeing her. through the heats in the Olympics,

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but she is a better athlete now. She made a lifetime best this year.

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Beate Schrott is inside her, the Austrian record holder. Kemp, 13.13,

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and the Belgian European indoor champion of a couple of years ago

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the crowd. Quite a lot going on in the Stadium today, the

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qualification for the discus and heptathlon and all the press

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conferences and television for the fast athlete's, it should

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well away, but the Nigerian tearing down the track, along with Beate

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Schrott. And the Kazakhstan is out! Beate Schrott coming through

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strongly. We will have the third qualifier in a minute. Not a fast

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time, 13.10. For a lady who has run 12.82. But it was the Nigerian who

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got away quickly, but what about the Kazakhstan runner who came here

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with quite a big reputation, at 12.69, one of the fastest times in

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the world this year, but she was nowhere. And in such a slow heat

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you would think she would feature a lot, but I'm not sure she is

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carrying an injury. There is nothing explosive. Compare that to

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Beate Schrott who was aggressive over each of the barriers. A little

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bit of a slow time. She destroyed this field. The ladies coming into

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this to qualify will be lucky, because this is really not very

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impressive. But it is all about lady. She is already grimacing.

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Technically quite nice over the barriers. Absolutely fine. It looks

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like she knows what she leads to do -- needs to do, but she has no

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speak -- speed whatsoever. The hips keep collapsing after each barrier

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and she hits that one. It doesn't surprise me. She is getting lower

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and lower over everyone. I think she is in a lot of pain. And she

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has struggled. But the Olympic Games, this is what it does to

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people, people just want to compete under any circumstances.

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winning time was actually slower than the 4th place athlete in the

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qualifying discuss. 65 metres exactly to get through to the final.

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This is the bronze medallist at the World Championships, that is a good

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first round throw from the man from Iran. Former world yuen -- junior

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champion, that will be it for him, taking care of business, right up

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there in the borl's half dozen or so. That is way to do it in

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qualification. No issues whatsoever. Sailing out. It is very still in

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the stadium today. We have had winds round on occasion, but this

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is almost a windless stadium at times. 65.19. This is a big

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competition for Britain in the field. Certainly: Great Britain

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have three men who have qualified for the Olympic discuss. Here is

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Brett Morse. First round. It is a foul. Just goes over the, under the

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finalist. But this occasion, not very good at all., his coach

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putting his head in his hands. Not an auspicious start for Brett Morse

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of Great Britain. This is one of the all time greats. Twice the

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Olympic champion, in 2000 and 2004. Just falls short of the automatic

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qualifying distance of 65 metres. He has -- he has figured highly in

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all the major championships for almost ten years I saw him training.

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He is a right handed thrower. I saw him training some years ago with

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his left hand and he was still over 50 metres. That is the fifth

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pretty slow. I expect this to be quicker, with Kelly Wells. Her big

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win over Sally Pearson who is the gold medal favourite, the

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Australian. Been in superb form, but Kelly Wells beat her in London.

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It was a bit of a shock. Think as much to Sally Pearson as anyone

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eelse. Sally had a problem in warm up. Said that maybe affected her.

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She has said that won't happen here at the Olympics. Kelly Wells might

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think otherwise. Fasters losers, six of them, that is going to

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change. Conservative Party see anyone running 13.5, 13.6 is going

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to get through. Colin is laughing. These draws have actually, one or

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two withdrawals, Jessica Ennis would have been the seeded athlete,

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one of the seeded athletes in that previous heat. The draws have

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thrown up within or two inconguous heats when you compare them with

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each other. Any way... Kelly Wells the favourite here. Williams is

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pretty good. The Jamaican having to tie her laces, that what your coach

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tells you. "Make sure your laces Williams of Jamaica is coming

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through. It will be tight for second and third. Kellie Wells

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clear, 12.7, nice and comfortable for the American, as expected. Real

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scrap going on to the minor places. The Kazakhstan athlete, like her

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team-mate, in the pre-heat, despite the fast time not doing well.

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showing any form there. I was looking at Kellie Wells, obviously

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because she beat Sally Pearson in London. I wanted to see how she

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would arrive here. Would she be full of confidence? She is

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certainly that. A little bit slow in between hurdle one and two,

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which is worrying, but it is only the heat. She looks comfortable.

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Jog through to the line, so that is fine. Look at this, out of the

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block, nice and strong. Here he seems to bound a bit. Once she gets

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into a good tempo her leg speed increase, her knee lift is good and

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she clears them nicely indeed. Let us look at this now. Hard out of

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the blocks, comes up quicker than sprinters normally do, because you

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have to get your eye on the barrier in front. It is between that hurdle,

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between one and two where Sally Pearson will make the difference.

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She is aggressive off that one, here goes Kelly. She drives into

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the barriers well. She does look very very comfortable. I am sure

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she is enjoying the fact she is running very well indeed, coming

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into these games. She will look forward, no doubt, to the next

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round. And her big battle with Sally. She is talking with Phil.

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She has watched that back on the monitor, were you impressed? Yes,

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my coach gave me a game plan, I think I executed that. I will have

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to check with him. I am pleased, my first Olympic got the first round

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out of the way quickly. There are technical errors all the time. I

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know I came across the line first, it is OK. After that confidence

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billing performance if London, how you foaling right now on this

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grander stage? It is wonderful. The crowd is amazing, I am pleased to

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be able to represent my country and I am excited to get back to it

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two technical glitch, we are waiting for the result to come up.

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She is safely through. It was the first race for a while into a

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to get under way. The very tall lady standing in the background

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there with New Zealand on her left and arm is the defending Olympic

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champion Valerie Adams. I was reading an article this morning

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which said that the New Zealand authorities had forgotten to enter

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her for the Olympic competition. I am not sure how that starts, I am

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not sure if he wasn't on the start list how she could have got her

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accreditation. It seems to have been put right. She is out to

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defend her title by qualifying for the final which takes place tonight.

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Only one of these discuss throwers has gone beyond the qualifying mark.

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That was Hadadi. That is a good throw from Gowda. He will join

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Hadadi. Safely through. The big man from India. We saw in Delhi, India

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one or two decent field eventers, men and women. Gowda into the

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Olympic final. Let us hope Brett Morse can respond in this second

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round. Here is the start list for final, her team-mate Jones was

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leading until hurdle nine but she hit it hard with her lead leg, but

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she finished in seventh place. Dawn Harper burst through to lift the

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title. O'Rourke, the Irish champion, an Irish record holder as well. The

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world indoor champion a few years ago, coached for a long time by

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great Irish coach Shaun Cahill. 19 times the Irish champion indoors

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and out. Only 13.02 this year. She has run 12.65 in the past. She will

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have to be in pretty good form here, and then if she gets through the

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semifinal she will have to produce her best. That isianen, very quick.

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--ian anyone. Dawn Harper on the right hand side safely away.Ian

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anyone is going well. So is O'Rourke. Harper looking sharp

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indeed. The Turk is flying, so she qualifies, I think it ma have been

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Galitskaya the Russian who came through with the late run. 12.70. A

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very good time indeed. The stocky powerful athlete just lowered her

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Turkish railroad down to 12.61. Harper safely away but Yanit looks

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superb. She is. She is a quality hurdler. Aggressive over the

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barrier, she is quite short, which is great when gruebg about the

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women ee event. She doesn't have to raise her centre of gravity too

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much. She can drive in well, get into a sprinting stride, which is

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more akin to a normal running pattern. Dawn Harper arrived in

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good form. She looks comfortable. The hurdles are not coming at her

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too quickly. She will enjoy it. Well, we are fairly confident that

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time, a season's best time will see you through. That is a tremendous

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time and to do it on the Olympic stage and get your season's best

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now must please you. It is unbelievable. For me it is exciting

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because it feels like a home Olympic, the BRITS are supportive

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of me. What did you think you needed to do? I felt like I neelded

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to get out well and keep going. My middle heart went off well but I

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know I have a lot there. As to how it has been received in Ireland can

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you give us an insight. The the Irish are loving it. I am getting

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good responses in Ireland so it is unbelievable. We will see you in

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the semis I hope. I think you almost certainly will see he

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fastest loser so far at 12.9 1 moment. O'Rourke heading the table,

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and six of them will qualify for tomorrow's semifinal, so sitting

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pretty at the moment. Second round throw for Britain's Brett Morse.

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Goes without saying he is receiving huge support here. Will rarely have

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experienced the sort of noise that? The stadium for his throw, that is

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better. Getting on towards the 60 metre mark, but the way things are,

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stacked at the moment, he is going to need, I reckon, something in the

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region of 63 metres, which is not an automatic qualifying distance,

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but could be sufficient to see him through to the final. Two more

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British throers go in the next earlier on, an almost perfect

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record over the last couple of years. The world champion, indoors,

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outdoors, the Commonwealth champion and a silver medallist last time.

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But she has not come here for the silver this time. She has been

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quite outspoken in terms of what she expects here. She is a very

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strong-willed and strong-minded character, and is the best in the

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world. Last year, she was untouchable. But that little defeat

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in London just gave the others a round about 13 seconds, for the

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fastest loser, as it stands. That will not bother Sally Pearson. In

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the warm-up in London, she hit a hurdle and had quite a bad fall.

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She said it didn't bother her that much, but it obviously did. And

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that defeat to Kelly Wells was her as well. Just waiting for one or

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two other introductions going on around the stadium. As well as the

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men's discus, we will have women's shot put qualifying. There will be

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two groups of those. They are warming up just next to the start

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moments. This is where experience counts. You just need to relax,

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in the third lane might do well here. But it should be all about

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Sally Pearson. Let's see how fast to PS One but she is away. Sally

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Pearson will come in ahead, miles ahead to be honest. 12.58. Well, I

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said how fast she wanted to go was what it was all about, and I don't

:33:00.:33:10.

think she can run slowly, to be honest. Well, we will have a look,

:33:10.:33:13.

and we cannot comment yet on what happened to her but she was going

:33:13.:33:17.

quite well. I have just been reminded that it is not a track

:33:17.:33:22.

record, that belongs to Jessica Ennis, but that is pretty quick.

:33:22.:33:26.

Yes, pretty quick, and Sally Pearson demonstrating why she has

:33:26.:33:29.

been the world leader for the last couple of years. Aggressive,

:33:29.:33:34.

beautiful technician. Her head does not move at all. She loves running

:33:34.:33:39.

and she is full of running. She is a great sprinter, remember. She

:33:39.:33:42.

actually crossed the line first in the Commonwealth Games and was then

:33:42.:33:47.

disqualified, but she is a great, great technician. She drives hard

:33:47.:33:54.

out of the box. She cites the hurdle quite well, looking for the

:33:55.:33:57.

first one and then gets into the groove and rhythm of the race as

:33:57.:34:03.

quickly as you possibly can. The first four hurdles she established

:34:03.:34:10.

some kind of tempo and pace, then 5, 6, 7, 8, she started to use the

:34:10.:34:14.

travel a bit more. You may be slightly fatigue, but you need to

:34:15.:34:19.

start using more power. But when you are as good as Sally Pearson,

:34:19.:34:23.

oh boy, you can relax all the way through to the line after you have

:34:23.:34:33.
:34:33.:34:33.

made that final hurdle. She drifts in. She clears the barrier. Lovely

:34:33.:34:43.
:34:43.:34:48.

pace she has, and that is something that stands her in good stead. I

:34:49.:34:58.
:34:59.:35:01.

think Kelly Wells is pretty clear because we shall get the thoughts

:35:01.:35:09.

of Sally, which are much more That was a fantastic reception for

:35:09.:35:13.

you. It is really nice to have the support out there when you on the

:35:13.:35:18.

other side of the world. It really was special out there. I was really

:35:18.:35:22.

quite nervous during the race. But now I have got it out of the way

:35:22.:35:27.

and I can go in and fix my body for tomorrow. I know you have had so

:35:27.:35:31.

much pressure on your shoulders as the big Australian hoping track-

:35:31.:35:35.

and-field, but you are not shying away from it. There is nothing I

:35:35.:35:41.

can do about that. There is no more work to do and this is it. The

:35:41.:35:45.

first race out of the way, taking one at a time, and then tomorrow is

:35:45.:35:49.

another day at the office and I will see what I can do. Thanks for

:35:49.:35:59.
:35:59.:36:02.

That was clearly a technical error. She will be disappointed. Four

:36:02.:36:12.
:36:12.:36:32.

a little bit, and the crowd a roaring. Out towards the 65 metre

:36:32.:36:39.

line. Two athletes qualifying automatically already. Surprisingly

:36:39.:36:46.

a new season's best at 65.2. And the Iranian is consistently one of

:36:46.:36:52.

the best throwers in the world, and he has made 65.19. So no automatic

:36:52.:36:58.

qualifying distance yet. But still won more throat to go to make sure.

:36:59.:37:08.
:37:09.:37:19.

big men for the shot put and discus in the last men. The Olympic silver

:37:19.:37:27.

medallist here in the bird's nest a game in Beijing. That is very long.

:37:27.:37:37.
:37:37.:37:46.

-- the bird's nest Stadium. Is that through. A little bit of balance at

:37:46.:37:55.

the end, but that is me being pedantic. That was spot on the line.

:37:55.:38:02.

The market is being put in. It goes in where the nearest edge of the

:38:02.:38:06.

discus goes in, nearest to the throwing circle. It might not be a

:38:06.:38:13.

throw of 65 metres. 64.65, the third longest we have seen this

:38:13.:38:19.

morning. Let's just clear up the result for Sally Pearson. A very

:38:19.:38:29.
:38:29.:39:04.

left-hand side, she was so close to winning the Olympic title four

:39:04.:39:10.

years ago when she hit the 9th hurdle very heart and she lost

:39:10.:39:15.

momentum and eventually finished in 7th -- very hard. But she was very

:39:15.:39:22.

gracious to the eventual winner, Dawn Harper. Bridget Foster Hilton

:39:22.:39:32.
:39:32.:39:38.

is 37 and enjoying one of the best timescale of 11 or 12 years. She

:39:38.:39:41.

became Jamaican champion yet again this year. This should be a good

:39:41.:39:51.
:39:51.:40:10.

a repeat of the final four years three. Lolo Jones coming away, and

:40:10.:40:16.

now faster Hilton is all over the place. Lolo Jones coming through,

:40:16.:40:23.

George in second place. 12.68. And the Jamaican is in pain. A good run

:40:23.:40:28.

by Lolo Jones, but disappointing to see the Jamaican and grimacing as

:40:28.:40:34.

she crosses the line. Very disappointing. She absolutely

:40:34.:40:39.

collided with the hurdle and she is devastated. She arrived in

:40:39.:40:44.

reasonably good form, and this was going to be her final opportunity

:40:44.:40:48.

to make a medal at these Olympic Games. She had been in great shape

:40:48.:40:54.

all year and she is bitterly, bitterly disappointed. Let's have a

:40:54.:40:59.

look exactly what happens. She gets out well, and always a good starter

:40:59.:41:06.

is Bridget. Her personal best is 12.45. The quality athlete. But she

:41:06.:41:11.

catches that hurdle while we she was looking strong and comfortable,

:41:11.:41:16.

and when you think of the winning time, 12.68, you can understand why

:41:16.:41:23.

she was so disappointed. She gets out of the box well, straight into

:41:23.:41:28.

an upright position and gets sight of the hurdle and starts to work

:41:28.:41:33.

off the first. Good impact of the floor, driving off her trailing leg

:41:33.:41:38.

and looking very comfortable. Very rarely do you see this type of

:41:38.:41:44.

thing happen, but she catches it with a hamstring of the lead leg

:41:44.:41:49.

and drags it over with her trailing leg. From then it is about recovery

:41:49.:41:54.

and she really knows that she has no chance of getting back with full

:41:54.:41:58.

momentum that would see her to the line and in a qualifying position

:41:58.:42:08.
:42:08.:42:16.

and you can see the frustration were the new season's best. She

:42:16.:42:19.

will certainly be smiling at that performance -- we have a new

:42:19.:42:29.
:42:29.:42:45.

Jamaican team, I suspect. Lolo qualified for the semi-finals in

:42:45.:42:52.

the last heat. We saw Lolo Jones coming through to take second place

:42:52.:42:58.

on the time behind Sally Pearson who is certainly most observers

:42:58.:43:01.

firm favourite for the title, but we saw happen in the last Olympic

:43:01.:43:08.

final. Lolo Jones was the favourite in that and it was eventually Dawn

:43:08.:43:13.

Harper who won it, who was down there in 12.75. Tiffany Porter on

:43:13.:43:19.

the first page of the fastest qualifiers. And the semi-finals

:43:19.:43:28.

Horrible to watch, and 37 years old, almost back into the shape of her

:43:28.:43:34.

life, and then with no pressure, just a lapse of concentration.

:43:34.:43:40.

can't believe it. I'm so disappointed. Her coach had to

:43:40.:43:44.

literally pick her up off the floor when she pulled hamstring in 2010

:43:44.:43:47.

and encourage her back into the sport because she was done, she

:43:47.:43:52.

really was. And to see her Olympic dreams come crashing to a halt like

:43:52.:43:59.

that is pretty devastating. Like Colin said, she's normally such a

:43:59.:44:02.

competent hurdler. Quick, dynamic and aggressive, all the components

:44:02.:44:12.
:44:12.:44:24.

Olympic chance. This is how it goes, in hurdles, generally, look at her

:44:24.:44:28.

reaction. Honestly, you just don't want to see that. It is so sad, so

:44:28.:44:33.

sad, you know. She, you know, she sho knows she is coming to the end

:44:33.:44:37.

of her career, this was probably one of hvings her last chances to

:44:37.:44:41.

do something in the Olympics. her last Olympics without any doubt.

:44:41.:44:45.

Let us go back to the first heat. Tiffany Porter came in with

:44:45.:44:48.

question mark, and from the interview we saw at the end,

:44:48.:44:52.

perhaps a real relief to get through that. Very much so. Really

:44:52.:44:56.

positive, after Crystal Palace, it was, yeah, really sad to see her

:44:56.:45:01.

react in this way, but a good hurdles race, clean, crisp, just

:45:01.:45:07.

tying up to the end a bit, but safely through, and good job by her.

:45:07.:45:11.

That has been her problem all season. She has run well to hurdle

:45:11.:45:17.

five and six, she seems to have lost her rhythm. I don't know what

:45:17.:45:24.

that is down to, she works very well, she is a great trainer, she

:45:24.:45:30.

trains really well. The speed endurance element still hasn't

:45:30.:45:36.

connected just yet. That raggedness will cost her in this competition,

:45:36.:45:40.

the other main competitors are very tidy and quick. The good thick for,

:45:40.:45:44.

she can go back to the village and think my body is fine, I can run

:45:44.:45:48.

hard in the semifinals, whereas there must have been an element of

:45:48.:45:51.

doubt. You are right. I think knowing you have a healthy body,

:45:51.:45:57.

that it won't let you down is a big relief, a big relief. Well done

:45:57.:46:00.

Tiffany Porter. Then in terms of the rest of the field, Sally peer

:46:00.:46:05.

song, head and shoulders above everybody else. She looked sharp.

:46:05.:46:12.

She is just, she is world class, her technique is faultless,

:46:12.:46:16.

completely faultless. We can try to be picky, but this woman, not a

:46:16.:46:21.

chance, it is just poetry in motion, beautiful hurdling, and she is here

:46:21.:46:27.

to do business. She does not want to go home without in gold medal

:46:27.:46:31.

this time round. She would have had a bit of aggression after this run

:46:31.:46:35.

in at Crystal Palace when she was beaten by can Kelly wels. It has

:46:35.:46:40.

been interesting for me, these people we assume are hands down

:46:40.:46:44.

favourites are showing so much effortless talent, are still

:46:44.:46:48.

nervous, they still are feeling the pressure out here, and you know,

:46:48.:46:51.

think Sally can go on and do phenomenonally well, she can

:46:51.:46:56.

threaten the Olympic record here, for sure, if not the world record.

:46:56.:47:00.

The track is quick and she knows it. They will be back for the

:47:00.:47:04.

semifinals, that is tomorrow. We will see how they are going. For

:47:04.:47:08.

the moment it is back do you Michelle. Thank you. It has been

:47:08.:47:13.

beautiful to watch the hurdles but clearly things can go wrong, that

:47:13.:47:17.

is what we saw with bridge et Foster-Hylton from Jamaica. We will

:47:17.:47:22.

take you back to the stadium in a second, but just a quick word about

:47:22.:47:26.

what what sells on this morning, the canoe sprint competition is

:47:26.:47:31.

under way at Eton Dorney, you can see that on BBC Three. Tim Brabants

:47:31.:47:35.

is going to be in his semifinal at 11 clock. That is the key moment

:47:35.:47:39.

the tune in the you can. On the red button we have women's table tennis

:47:39.:47:44.

for you. This is the match between China and Korea. China are the

:47:44.:47:49.

reigning Olympic champions here, and also happening at Earls court

:47:49.:47:54.

is the men's volleyball. This is Australia versus Poland. Press the

:47:54.:47:58.

red button if you would like to see it T athletics action is coming

:47:58.:48:04.

thick and fast. Men's 800 metres heats are coming up. Let us join

:48:04.:48:11.

Jonathan again. Thank u you. Brendan foster has joined us. First

:48:11.:48:17.

of all it is Steve Cram. Thank you Jonathan. This the first of seven

:48:17.:48:27.
:48:27.:48:47.

nearly as many entries in the men's 800 than in the 100 metres. It is

:48:47.:48:50.

tough qualifying. There are sticky heats here and the British athletes,

:48:50.:48:56.

as we look at Nigel Amos, are in heats two, three and five. Andrew

:48:56.:49:02.

Osagie next up. Amos is the world union champion, just 18-year-old.

:49:02.:49:08.

He has got Robinson, who is at the other end of his career, 36, but is

:49:08.:49:14.

still very dangerous, and the current European champion, sorry we

:49:14.:49:19.

have had the European Championships since, Lewandowksi. These are tough

:49:19.:49:24.

heats, there is two or three good athletes in every heat and only two

:49:24.:49:30.

or three to go through by rights. It's a tough qualification, Amos,

:49:30.:49:37.

we saw his time in the world, winning the world junior and

:49:37.:49:42.

running 1.43. Second fastest junior of all time. It will be interesting

:49:42.:49:51.

to see how he progresses on the world stage. He is moving through.

:49:51.:49:54.

Lewandowksi is in a good position on the outside and moving through.

:49:54.:49:58.

This is a good way of getting the whole thing started. It will be

:49:58.:50:02.

interesting to see how young Amos handles himself on the second half

:50:02.:50:09.

of this event. So the Brazilian out in front. Lewandowksi looks

:50:09.:50:18.

dangerous. So is Robinson, he always looks good. Amos got himself

:50:18.:50:23.

boxed there. Marco of Spain is going to be dangerous. Amos is

:50:23.:50:32.

looking good. Clear air for him and he glides past the Brazilian. O

:50:32.:50:38.

others are scrapping it out. -- the others are scrapping it out. That

:50:38.:50:46.

is going to be a surprise there. Amos wins it. Well, already

:50:46.:50:53.

Lewandowksi not through, of course there are fastest losers spot bus

:50:53.:51:00.

only three from seven. The likes of Lewandowksi, Robinson, found

:51:00.:51:04.

wanting there. That That was a surprise. The Brazilian athlete

:51:04.:51:10.

leading, and Amos of Botswana, looks the part. Now watch

:51:10.:51:16.

accelerate quickly, moving through. Lewandowksi is struggling. The

:51:16.:51:26.

Spaniard working hard too. there, cad vas Robinson coming

:51:26.:51:31.

through, not quite far enough. Look at young Amos, this sman a real

:51:31.:51:35.

talent. That was really comfortable for him. That was impressive as

:51:35.:51:42.

well. Some great athletes in this 700 metre, we will see the world

:51:42.:51:47.

record holder coming up soon. I think we will hear a lot more from

:51:47.:51:56.

this man. He looks a natural. He does. Powering through. Looking

:51:56.:52:02.

good. Not have often we see athletes from Botswana but it is

:52:02.:52:10.

good to see this young man, a pleasure to watch him. So, good win

:52:10.:52:20.
:52:20.:52:22.

for him. 1.45.9. So Marco, Robinson, Lewandowksi, three big names, they

:52:22.:52:26.

are going to have to sit very anxiously for the next half hour or

:52:26.:52:36.
:52:36.:52:42.

Morse of Great Britain in the discuss. I still think he doesn't

:52:42.:52:48.

need to qualify automatically, he only needs to throw, 63, 64 but

:52:48.:52:54.

that is a foul. That was actually his worst throw of the three he has

:52:54.:53:04.
:53:04.:53:30.

Osagie. He goes into the games full In terms of your own preparation,

:53:30.:53:34.

it has ban perfect build up, has it? I wouldn't say perfect. I am

:53:34.:53:37.

not world number one, that would have been perfect. Things have gone

:53:37.:53:40.

well. We have hit almost every one my honourable friend targets and

:53:40.:53:44.

done better than I thought I was going to do or should have done.

:53:44.:53:47.

Everything has gone really really close to the plan. This year

:53:47.:53:52.

especially, I have had some good race, made some great races against

:53:52.:53:58.

the world's best. People who will be aiming, real medal hopes for the

:53:58.:54:06.

Olympic Games. It is Andrew Osagie going to win it. There are so many

:54:06.:54:10.

different aspects coming into that one race. You need to get it right

:54:10.:54:14.

and be in the right position. I love the pressure as well. I keep

:54:14.:54:18.

saying to most people, the pressure comes and that is when I step any

:54:18.:54:24.

gape up. I am looking forward to this one. Home crowd, 25 minutes

:54:24.:54:29.

from my house, it doesn't get better, that is my target hit if I

:54:29.:54:35.

get the final N the maximum, get the final N the maximum,

:54:36.:54:39.

anything can happen. Andrew Osagie a real star in the making. Maybe

:54:39.:54:46.

his time will come in the Olympic games. Brendan and Paul can take us

:54:46.:54:56.
:54:56.:55:04.

through it. Certainly is a strong line up for Andrew Osagie, and

:55:04.:55:14.
:55:14.:55:22.

just an outstanding young man, in terms of his athletic talent. Twice

:55:22.:55:31.

he has been under 1.42 this year and done it so easily. Won the

:55:31.:55:37.

Paris Diamond League and the New York Diamond League. Andrew Osagie,

:55:37.:55:43.

lifetime best, 1.44.48. Set this year. He has run against Rudisha a

:55:44.:55:51.

few times, so knows the sort of pace that he can run at. World

:55:51.:55:57.

indoor bronze medallist this year in Turkey, and in Istanbul good

:55:57.:56:04.

performance from young Andrew. We have Ismail, who goes in the lane

:56:04.:56:11.

outside Andrew Osagie, the Sudanese athlete who is twice an Olympic

:56:11.:56:17.

finalist and silver medallist back in 2008, carried the Sudanese flag.

:56:17.:56:21.

But Andrew Osagie with the the reception like that can almost feel

:56:21.:56:30.

he is in the Olympic final already. Long way to go yet. Rudisha, World

:56:30.:56:40.
:56:40.:56:45.

Champion last year. Just such an outstanding runner over two laps.

:56:45.:56:50.

Interesting to see whether David Rudisha takes it out and just runs

:56:50.:56:59.

to make sure. Heat two of the men's 8 hundred metres. -- 800m. Andrew

:56:59.:57:04.

Osagie has gone quickly. He has gone past Ismail. Certainly has

:57:04.:57:09.

Rudisha in his sights Brendan. Certainly interesting to see David

:57:09.:57:13.

Rudisha, this man could become the star of these games, we won't see

:57:13.:57:17.

many world records in the stadium, and this man is debate bling he

:57:17.:57:22.

should go for the world record in the 800ms in the final. He has to

:57:22.:57:26.

get to the final. This is a tough draw for Andrew Osagie, he is in

:57:26.:57:29.

fifth place there, he has progressed very well in the last

:57:29.:57:32.

couple of year, bronze medallist indoors in the World Championships

:57:32.:57:37.

earlier this year, he has got the equipment but there are four good

:57:37.:57:42.

athletes. The Australian, he is very good and Ismail the silver

:57:42.:57:49.

medallist from the last games is moving up behind Andrew Osagie, so

:57:49.:57:52.

52.7 and the great David rude sha, the man who has broken the the

:57:52.:57:56.

world record twice, looks strong, looks comfortable and runs here

:57:56.:58:00.

today, the only way he likes to run. That is from the front. Watch him

:58:00.:58:04.

go down the back straight and he will start to move and move quickly.

:58:04.:58:10.

Andrew Osagie has a bit to do. Certainly has, he is running

:58:10.:58:16.

alongside the Australian back in fifth. As Ismail begins to make his

:58:16.:58:21.

presence felt down the side. Andrew Osagie has to get involved here.

:58:21.:58:26.

Andrew Osagie still trapped in fifth. David Rudisha looking very

:58:26.:58:33.

good indeed. Vasquez in second place. Bala. Andrew Osagie has to

:58:33.:58:38.

get a move on. Otherwise he is in danger of being eliminated. Rudisha

:58:38.:58:44.

wins it. Bala in second. Andrew Osagie I think just got third place,

:58:44.:58:54.
:58:54.:58:54.

but it was close. Is.45.9. -- 1.45.9. He didn't really get

:58:54.:59:00.

involved until the last 40 or 50m. No doubt about the winner, but

:59:00.:59:08.

ocean o unconfirmed yet but we think he got third. There goes

:59:08.:59:12.

David rudsha, watch him round the top bend what a pleasure to watch

:59:12.:59:16.

the world record holder, as he comes down there, led every step of

:59:16.:59:21.

the way, that is the way he likes to run. Vasquez following him, and

:59:21.:59:24.

Andrew Osagie at this point is in sixth place, but he is confident.

:59:24.:59:28.

He is getting more confident. Riseley is a good athlete. He has

:59:28.:59:33.

run as fast as Andrew Osagie but look at the world record holder,

:59:33.:59:38.

opening out, just striding away, Vasquez in second place, and here

:59:38.:59:42.

comes Andrew Osagie moving through, he has to be in the first three, he

:59:42.:59:46.

is timing it brilliantly. Is he timing it brilliantly? Look at that.

:59:46.:59:53.

I tell you what, a bit close for comfortable but he is edging

:59:53.:59:57.

through and he nudges third place. If I was a coach or a manager of

:59:57.:00:03.

Andrew Osagie, I would have been nervous, the big man, David Rudisha,

:00:03.:00:07.

and then Andrew just nipping them on the line, the photo finish says

:00:07.:00:11.

Andrew Osagie in third place. And he is down stairs to explain his

:00:11.:00:20.

What a roar from the crowd as Andrew crossed the line, getting a

:00:20.:00:25.

crucial third place. Tell me how it unfolded from your point of view?

:00:25.:00:29.

was very relaxed and I was just outside the qualifying until the

:00:29.:00:33.

last two or three metres. It is not ideal, but I did not panic. I was

:00:33.:00:40.

comfortable where I was. Did you feel you needed to maybe for the

:00:40.:00:45.

next round bringing nearer the front and be in touch earlier?

:00:45.:00:50.

always renowned for being rubbish in the heats, almost. So when it is

:00:50.:00:54.

nine time with an amazing crowd like this, I will be fine tomorrow.

:00:54.:00:59.

You will bow into the crowd as if you were not worthy, but you are

:00:59.:01:02.

worthy after the season you have had. This crowd has been

:01:02.:01:06.

unbelievable over the last few days and we are trying to match that

:01:06.:01:12.

with performances. We are all try to step up as Team GB. Actually a

:01:12.:01:16.

can come out and put on a show for the crowd again tomorrow. --

:01:16.:01:26.
:01:26.:01:27.

hopefully I can come out. Thank you well. He never panicked. Timing it

:01:27.:01:32.

brilliantly, and we can say that in hindsight. The moral of the story

:01:32.:01:42.
:01:42.:01:44.

is he runs better in the evening. world champions last year, and now

:01:44.:01:50.

in the Olympic Games, qualifying in third place. David Rudisha looking

:01:50.:02:00.
:02:00.:02:12.

this year. Well, absolutely hurling that shot out there, way beyond the

:02:12.:02:18.

qualifying mark. Interesting that the organisers have set the

:02:18.:02:22.

automatic qualifying distance at 20.65 and only two in the world

:02:23.:02:28.

have thrown that far this year. But she has come off the back of five

:02:28.:02:33.

Bella Russian records in her last three performances before Russian

:02:33.:02:38.

2012 -- Bella Russian records. A very long, long as we have seen so

:02:38.:02:45.

far. Here is Valerie Adams and she will have seen that, and

:02:45.:02:50.

unbelievably, she is down below the automatic qualifying. And it is a

:02:50.:02:54.

red flag in any way. That distance would take her through to the final

:02:54.:03:04.
:03:04.:03:11.

heats earlier on. Tiffany Porter at the bottom of the page, and Sally

:03:11.:03:19.

Pearson heading everyone up. The second page goes all the way down,

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and Derval O'Rourke has gone through as one of the fastest

:03:22.:03:27.

losers. She was the quickest of those who did not go through

:03:27.:03:34.

automatically, and in the end, Kemp at 13.51 got through to the semi-

:03:34.:03:43.

final. Well, Gareth Warburton, by contrast, has a tough heat here. I

:03:43.:03:49.

did say that there were a few harder than others out of the heat,

:03:49.:03:54.

and I think any one of six, or three from six, could go through

:03:54.:04:04.
:04:04.:04:19.

here. Soren Ludolph of Germany in initially was not selected for the

:04:19.:04:23.

Games. He was the only athlete successful in his appeal, and I

:04:23.:04:28.

think it was the right decision. But, goodness me, has he got a

:04:28.:04:33.

tough one here? The only thing is, you never know what you'll get with

:04:33.:04:43.

Abubaker Kaki. No. 2 behind David Russia -- David Rudisha, but then

:04:43.:04:53.
:04:53.:04:56.

sometimes he can be no where tall. Timothy Kitum has run 43.94. The

:04:56.:05:02.

Welshman, Gareth Warburton, getting a huge roar from the crowd. Just

:05:02.:05:07.

missed out on the medals in Delhi when he went really well as he was

:05:07.:05:17.
:05:17.:05:26.

of the best runs of his career to get through here because he will

:05:26.:05:30.

have to beat two or three very good athletes. And they have not gone

:05:30.:05:38.

back quickly. Brendan and I can keep an eye on this, and if you are

:05:38.:05:44.

not in the top three, you'll have to be at 1.46, maybe quicker.

:05:44.:05:50.

Abubaker Kaki leading, and a fairly quick opening 200. I was impressed

:05:50.:05:55.

with Walberton in the Commonwealth Games. -- Gareth Warburton. I was

:05:55.:05:59.

delighted when he was selected after the appeal, but Abubaker Kaki

:05:59.:06:05.

is stretching out. Gareth Warburton needs to get into some space. He is

:06:05.:06:09.

running into way walleye athletes and he realises. Nudging his way

:06:09.:06:16.

through. 52 at the Bellis pretty quick. Now he needs to run it like

:06:16.:06:18.

he did in the Commonwealth Games. He needs to run with the

:06:18.:06:22.

determination we had seen before. The first three will go through,

:06:22.:06:26.

and he has to work. Abubaker Kaki is stretching down the back

:06:26.:06:33.

straight. Gonzalez of Cuba in second, and Timothy Kitum in third.

:06:33.:06:38.

Then Gareth Warburton is sitting behind them, but there is danger in

:06:38.:06:42.

Soren Ludolph who can be quick in the home straight. Gareth Warburton

:06:42.:06:47.

needs to follow them through. He has to get in the top three or a

:06:47.:06:50.

least keep going strong in the home straight. Abubaker Kaki controlling

:06:51.:06:55.

it. Here comes Timothy Kitum. Gareth Warburton struggling.

:06:55.:07:02.

Gonzalez is struggling and tiring. Abubaker Kaki wins in, Timothy

:07:02.:07:10.

Kitum second. Gareth Warburton well, 5th place, but we saw the clock

:07:10.:07:19.

beyond 1.47 and that will not be good enough. And that is a shame,

:07:19.:07:24.

because we watched him run a solo 1.45 in the heats, and anything

:07:24.:07:30.

would have put through Gareth today. I'm sure he is going to be

:07:30.:07:36.

disappointed. Here they are, Abubaker Kaki stretching them,

:07:36.:07:42.

Timothy Kitum moving on to the outside in third place. Second in

:07:42.:07:44.

the world junior championships earlier this year. At this point

:07:45.:07:49.

Gareth Warburton has a chance. He slows the pace and then starts to

:07:49.:07:53.

accelerate, but there is some talent around here today. At this

:07:53.:07:57.

point I thought he could have moved if he had the chance but he is

:07:57.:08:03.

being stretched too far and is a little tired. Timothy Kitum has got

:08:03.:08:06.

the finishing speed and Gareth Warburton unable to respond. He

:08:06.:08:12.

looks like he is treading water in the last 50. Unfortunately not able

:08:12.:08:17.

to qualify. The first three will go through. Gareth Warburton in 5th

:08:17.:08:23.

place, well, slightly disappointing air. I wonder what kind of run we

:08:23.:08:27.

will get from Abubaker Kaki in the next round. He looked comfortable

:08:27.:08:31.

and strong. Timothy Kitum could be a danger in the later stages.

:08:31.:08:36.

Gonzalez of Cuba slowing and Mohamed coming through on the

:08:36.:08:40.

inside. Gareth Warburton, the head down a bit, and the time will not

:08:40.:08:47.

be fast enough, so I think is a Olympic journey ends now. Just to

:08:47.:08:57.
:08:57.:09:06.

Steve was saying in commentary that you ran 1.45 0.8 in the Europeans

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on a solo run, so why you disappointing? -- disappointed?

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just didn't have it. The guys all ran away from me at 600 and I'm

:09:17.:09:21.

very disappointed. I don't think it will be enough to get through.

:09:21.:09:25.

Unfortunately, it is not. Can you explain why it doesn't work on a

:09:25.:09:30.

morning when it just doesn't click? It is hard to know, really. It has

:09:30.:09:35.

been a long season. I started racing in April. I had to qualify

:09:35.:09:40.

for the game's first and then peak again, so it is quite hard. Did you

:09:40.:09:43.

feel an added pressure to justify your place having gone through the

:09:44.:09:49.

appeal process? Not at all. I felt I deserved to be in the team as

:09:49.:09:55.

much as everyone else. Just didn't work today? Yes. That's the talking

:09:55.:10:05.
:10:05.:10:16.

to us today. We appreciate it. -- sure. That is the first time I have

:10:16.:10:19.

ever seen him crack under pressure. We will have to wait and see what

:10:19.:10:24.

the result of the next group are. He is about fourth-best so far.

:10:24.:10:34.
:10:34.:10:40.

the first group has finished. Amazingly, the Commonwealth athlete,

:10:40.:10:50.
:10:50.:11:06.

the Indian champion is one of only Brecht Morse, disappointment, 16th

:11:06.:11:13.

place and he will take no part -- further part in the competition --

:11:13.:11:23.
:11:23.:11:26.

is better. We explained earlier the issues around her entry and we were

:11:26.:11:29.

told she was pretty annoyed and she might have got rid of some of that

:11:29.:11:34.

frustration just there. I think she must have been disgusted at the

:11:34.:11:37.

first-round throw. It is uncharacteristic of Valerie Adams

:11:37.:11:43.

to come out and make a poor throw in the first round. She normally

:11:43.:11:47.

stands or authority on the competition very early doors. --

:11:47.:11:53.

stamps her authority. Sending a message to everybody back home

:11:53.:12:03.
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this year. 1.43, and coached by a former Olympic bronze medallist in

:12:35.:12:40.

the steeplechase, Britain's last medallist in the event, Mark

:12:40.:12:50.
:12:50.:12:58.

Rowland, who did that in 1988. Adam The 4th heat gets under way. Nick

:12:58.:13:03.

Symmonds has gone off quickly and so has Jeff Harris of Canada. Yuriy

:13:03.:13:07.

Borzakovskiy, I wonder what sort of race will see from him today.

:13:07.:13:14.

Borzakovskiy of Russia, the Olympic champion in 2000 and form and he is

:13:14.:13:21.

coming back to form. -- 2004. Nick Simmons in the red shirts should

:13:21.:13:23.

qualify, but it will be interesting to see how he progresses in the

:13:23.:13:33.
:13:33.:13:37.

race. Nick Symmonds, and here is Yuriy Borzakovskiy, when he is

:13:37.:13:42.

running well he tries to run at an even pace and we will guess that is

:13:42.:13:45.

what he's doing once more. Striding out strongly. The leader going

:13:45.:13:51.

through in 52. Yuriy Borzakovskiy near a 54, but starting to make a

:13:51.:14:01.
:14:01.:14:02.

move. Andreas Bube still leading. Annan has got -- anchors got a

:14:02.:14:08.

strong finisher. He is not quite at his best, but he is looking strong.

:14:08.:14:12.

I was going to say, when he was younger he could do that sort of

:14:12.:14:15.

manoeuvre in his sleep. Yuriy Borzakovskiy certainly finds

:14:15.:14:25.
:14:25.:14:38.

himself in 5th place and with a bit Nick Symmonds forces his way to the

:14:38.:14:42.

front. I think Harris of Canada may have got second place. That was a

:14:42.:14:48.

strange heat. Borzakovskiy is going to have to see if he can get a wild

:14:48.:14:51.

card to take him through to the semifinals. Good run by the

:14:51.:14:57.

American. I am not sure, we are not looking at the last time the

:14:57.:15:01.

Olympic champion Borzakovskiy on the world stage there. Very tired.

:15:01.:15:06.

Not able to respond today. And it was an interesting race overall. We

:15:06.:15:10.

were watching Borzakovskiy, does he have it like he used to Nick

:15:10.:15:14.

Symmonds positioned well. Bube is leading and Kszczot, 200 metres to

:15:14.:15:19.

go and Kszczot takes off and runs impressively round the top bend.

:15:19.:15:23.

Nick Symmonds waiting in third place. The Canadian Harris, in

:15:23.:15:26.

fourth on the inside there, and Borzakovskiy coming into the

:15:26.:15:29.

straight. Moves into the outside position, and when he gets there,

:15:29.:15:34.

there is nothing in his legs, he has no power any more, he hasn't

:15:34.:15:39.

got the ability that he had, it is the end of a great Carrie for

:15:39.:15:43.

Borzakovskiy, he is a bit close but there is four in front of him he is

:15:43.:15:47.

finishing fifth. You, he will have to wait, but that might be the last

:15:47.:15:56.

we see, he is the third fastest finishing so far. Kszczot Simmonds

:15:56.:16:00.

and Harris, the first three of right. Bube tiring. Borzakovskiy

:16:00.:16:04.

not quite to be able do it. Bosse of France on the inside. So Kszczot,

:16:04.:16:12.

Simmonds and Harris, one, two and three. Bosse in fourth place, and

:16:12.:16:15.

then Borzakovskiy, former Olympic champion, now having to sit out in

:16:15.:16:21.

the back, to find out what happens in the other heats. Nick Symmonds

:16:21.:16:29.

looked good. So Andrew Osagie through, Gareth Warburton not and

:16:29.:16:39.
:16:39.:16:42.

the third is Michael Rimmer. It couldn't get bigger or better,

:16:42.:16:47.

this is going to be the pinnacle really, it is going to be exciting.

:16:47.:16:51.

I will make sure I enjoy I I don't want to sound negative. I want to

:16:51.:16:54.

make sure I enjoy this games and make the most of it, because it is

:16:54.:17:02.

never going to happen again. If it is not my day I want to remain up

:17:02.:17:06.

beat. I will put everything on the track, no matter what, so I am

:17:06.:17:09.

looking forward to it. I am in good shape, at the right time. I have

:17:09.:17:16.

had problems but it seems to be all in the past, which is good. So I am

:17:16.:17:19.

quite excited. Michael Rimmer running strongly, running very very

:17:19.:17:24.

well. This is his best performance in a major Championship. 80,000

:17:24.:17:27.

people. I don't know, they are going to carry me down the home

:17:27.:17:31.

straight. I am looking forward to it. It is that feeling, you want to

:17:31.:17:41.
:17:41.:17:46.

get throughout now. He is a great at his best would have to be on the

:17:46.:17:51.

mark, as you have already seen, the heats are tough, and I am not sure

:17:51.:17:55.

that Michael has produced his best form. He started pretty well, and

:17:55.:18:01.

just check on the result of that last one first. Simmonds, Harris

:18:01.:18:06.

and Kszczot. The poll just squeezing through into third place.

:18:06.:18:09.

Borzakovskiy is the third fastest loser at the moment but there is

:18:09.:18:16.

still three heats to go. So let us see what Michael Rimmer has to beet.

:18:16.:18:25.

Some of the names won't be that familiar. Lopez has run 1.43

:18:25.:18:35.
:18:35.:18:45.

semifinal yesterday you might be surprised to see Makhloufi. So he

:18:45.:18:50.

was sensational in the heats of the 15hun and has run a very fast 800,

:18:50.:18:56.

having the season of his life. The Iranian, inside Michael Rimmer. He

:18:56.:19:01.

had run under 1.46. He will be dangerous. You have Lopez. Had a

:19:02.:19:06.

cracking run breaking the Spanish record in Monaco in his last race

:19:06.:19:10.

before these him pi, so if he doesn't come in the top three, he

:19:10.:19:17.

has to be moving swiftly. Borzakovskiy hanging on by his

:19:17.:19:25.

finger-tips. We have three more heats to come, including this one.

:19:25.:19:29.

Michael at his best, but he has looked out of sorts this year, he

:19:29.:19:33.

has had problem, he had a hernia operation in the winter. I know at

:19:33.:19:37.

one point he thought he might not be here, but he is, so he has to

:19:37.:19:43.

focus and try and run with a bit of confidence. He has, he has been our

:19:43.:19:47.

top 800 metre runner for several years but Andrew Osagie has

:19:47.:19:50.

overtaken him this year and Andrew Osagie is through to the final. A

:19:50.:19:55.

very close finish, but Andrew is through the semifinal. Gareth

:19:55.:19:59.

Warburton wasn't able to make it through, so could we have two

:19:59.:20:03.

British athletes in the semifinal? I hope so. But Michael Rimmer has a

:20:03.:20:09.

bit of running to do today. It will be interesting to see the Egyptian.

:20:09.:20:14.

He has entered. He has the final of the 1500 metres on his mind. I

:20:15.:20:19.

wonder what he will do here today. Will he try and run flat out and

:20:19.:20:23.

qualify or take it easy and go through the motions. Interesting

:20:23.:20:33.
:20:33.:20:35.

for this controversial athlete. Algerian. He He is very confident.

:20:35.:20:43.

Lopez of Spain, new Spanish record holder, as I said. It was a big

:20:43.:20:52.

race in Monaco. Lots of fast times in the 15hun and the 800. -- 1500.

:20:52.:20:57.

European silver medallist in Barcelona, when I think we all

:20:57.:21:03.

thought he could win. He was pipped to that on that occasion. Here he

:21:03.:21:13.
:21:13.:21:14.

goes, trying to make it into the Olympic semifinal. The aljeer ian

:21:14.:21:21.

almost took a step backment Michael Rimmer will just have the luxury of

:21:21.:21:25.

being able to watch and wait and just move across. Just see if

:21:25.:21:28.

anyone wants to take it through the first 2 hundred, they know what

:21:28.:21:33.

they have to do. It looks as though they have gone, settling down and

:21:33.:21:37.

Michael Rimmer. Hang on a minute. Hang on a minute. Now you see, you

:21:37.:21:42.

wonder why he stepped off. He is into the final and he had to turn

:21:42.:21:45.

up today. Otherwise he couldn't turn up in the is a00, so I don't

:21:45.:21:52.

know why they registered him. Nerve mind he stepped off. That makes

:21:52.:21:56.

Michael Rimmer's job easier. Lopez of Spain putting himself in a good

:21:56.:22:01.

position. You know they have to run 1.46 to get through at fastest

:22:01.:22:06.

losers and Rimmer is doing sensibly. It is not quite quick enough. They

:22:06.:22:09.

are not giving themselves a chance. Michael Rimmer has, he is in the

:22:09.:22:12.

lead. He has to try and make it a long run for home. There is no

:22:12.:22:17.

point in settling into the pack, because he will have a problem then,

:22:17.:22:20.

but there Michael Rimmer, the crowd roaring him as he goes down the

:22:20.:22:24.

back straightment looks good today. Looks as though he is working hard.

:22:24.:22:31.

There is Lopez. Rimmer has to hang on. The Egyptian has made a push.

:22:31.:22:36.

Looking strong. So is Rimmer and moving away, with Lopez. Top three

:22:36.:22:41.

to go through, he has to be strong in the home straight. Lopez looks

:22:41.:22:49.

behind.. He can say them chasing. It will be a real scrap. The

:22:49.:22:53.

Japanese is looking fast. Rimmer is fading. I don't think that will

:22:53.:22:59.

mean he will get through because this will be slow. Well, they were

:22:59.:23:05.

good. The were others chasing and chasing and for a while, it looked

:23:05.:23:09.

as though Rimmer has done it right. But that first lap was slow, that

:23:09.:23:14.

meant if you weren't in the top three you are not going through.

:23:14.:23:18.

Just didn't vit and I think that has been an indication really of

:23:18.:23:23.

Michael's season, when he has wanted it. Put his foot down, dug

:23:23.:23:29.

into the well. It hasn't quite been there. Here Michael Rimmer, a slow

:23:29.:23:33.

opening lap but he finds himself in the lead here. The question is,

:23:33.:23:38.

could he hang on to this lead? Michael Rimmer fiends himself in a

:23:38.:23:43.

position, he might, it is not a fast race and here he has a chance.

:23:43.:23:46.

Opening down the back straight. Running hard, but here comes Lopez

:23:46.:23:50.

following him. He is running strongly, as well as the Egyptian

:23:50.:23:55.

looking so powerful, and then the first blow for Rimmer, here the

:23:55.:23:59.

Egyptian goes past him and Lopez who we know is quick, has a real

:23:59.:24:06.

good chance of catching there. Michael Rimmer is in a qualifying

:24:07.:24:15.

position in the finishing straight. On the inside, the Japanese athlete,

:24:15.:24:20.

but the Iranian coming in alongside the Spanish athlete, Lopez, no

:24:20.:24:26.

problem qualifying there, and sadly, that is the end of Michael Rimmer's

:24:26.:24:32.

Olympic entry, the Iranian looking powerful. Lopez looking easy. And

:24:32.:24:38.

there we are waiting for Michael Rimmer, disappointed in fifth place

:24:38.:24:41.

and will take no further part. Lopez comes past him and he has to

:24:41.:24:47.

hang on. He has to keep going and try and work hard. The Iranian

:24:48.:24:57.

coming quickly, but powerful. A real disappointment for Michael

:24:57.:25:01.

Rimmer, so we have one athlete through to the semifinal. Michael

:25:01.:25:07.

won't be in it unfortunately. He is downstairs talking to Phil Jones.

:25:07.:25:11.

Michael, Tell me about the game plan and why it didn't come

:25:11.:25:15.

plan and why it didn't come together for you today in I don't

:25:15.:25:21.

know to be honest, difficult to say, yeah, shocked. Shocked. You were

:25:21.:25:30.

taking it out from the front, were you aware 1.46 might get you in as

:25:30.:25:35.

a fastest loser. I wanted to get in the top three. I was comfortable

:25:35.:25:40.

taking it myself, and my legs didn't have the change of gears,

:25:40.:25:46.

which is strange. I don't know why. In Portugal I was PBing every

:25:46.:25:51.

session, so I don't know, I am, I am confused. Really confused.

:25:51.:25:59.

won't keep you any longer. Thanks. Well, it is sad for Michael Rimmer

:25:59.:26:04.

and he just got a heat where there and he just got a heat where there

:26:04.:26:07.

was nobody to take the pace on. Just to pick out again the Algerian

:26:07.:26:11.

does not finish, he will be in the 15 final tomorrow. He has to come

:26:11.:26:18.

and take part today, so he is not injured. He will be back tomorrow.

:26:18.:26:28.

1.48.05 is the winning time and Michael Rimmer out. Raise the men's

:26:28.:26:35.

its -- discus qualifying. Lawrence its -- discus qualifying. Lawrence

:26:35.:26:38.

Okoye is ranked four in the world. What was your reaction Bunce you

:26:38.:26:44.

knew you had bagged a place on the team. You go to stadium and do

:26:44.:26:49.

something, so, it was, it was a great day, but you know, it is a

:26:49.:26:55.

day I realised that I am starting on this new journey. How long has

:26:55.:26:59.

the Olympics been on your particular radar? Well, I would

:26:59.:27:05.

have to say only two years, because I used to play rugby, obviously. I

:27:05.:27:09.

left school at 18 and I had to make a decision about my future. I love

:27:09.:27:14.

rugby, I wish I could do both but I am enjoying my discus, and

:27:14.:27:18.

hopefully the Olympics will be the time I can look back and say, yeah

:27:18.:27:22.

I made the right decision. The discuss I have thrown reflect why I

:27:22.:27:26.

am doing the training. I can't wait for the combination of this hard

:27:26.:27:32.

work, but, you know, I have to go to the games and make sure I have

:27:32.:27:40.

my head screwed on. Focus on my job. my head screwed on. Focus on my job.

:27:40.:27:43.

If I do thatly produce the goods. He is massive. He has three

:27:43.:27:48.

attempted to get over 65 metres. Now it is back to the 800 metres.

:27:48.:27:58.
:27:58.:28:14.

Heat six the athletes there ready champion this year. Last year

:28:14.:28:20.

became the first and only man to beat David Rudisha. The Kenyan

:28:20.:28:29.

world record holder in the 18hun -- 800 metres. The yenian 800 metre

:28:29.:28:37.

runners, they turn them out young. -- Kenyan. David Rudisha, he

:28:37.:28:47.
:28:47.:28:48.

qualified easily, he is only 23. They are the fastest losers so far,

:28:48.:28:58.
:28:58.:28:58.

being led by another youngster, Bosse of France. Heat six. Among

:28:58.:29:03.

some of the other contenders the 31 year Spaniard who is wearing the

:29:03.:29:10.

green and gold of Spain, quite a tall figure. The Kenyan though,

:29:10.:29:20.
:29:20.:29:21.

charging into the lead, the Kenyan. They are getting younger, he is 18.

:29:21.:29:26.

Running the way they can run in the 800 metres. At the other end of the

:29:26.:29:36.
:29:36.:29:38.

field. The world indoor champion. They know they have long distance

:29:38.:29:42.

runner, they don't have many short distance runner, now they have

:29:42.:29:51.

found a few, look at this young man, Amman of Ethiopia, 1.43 this season.

:29:51.:29:56.

53 for the opening lap. Remember, the Olympic champion is sitting

:29:56.:30:01.

there waiting to see whether his tame time of 1.46.29 is fast enough.

:30:01.:30:07.

There are a few of them here, they could rush down the back straight.

:30:07.:30:12.

Am -- Amman poised and looking ready to go. He looks dangerous. He

:30:12.:30:20.

is in a very good position. Currently sitting in second place,

:30:20.:30:30.
:30:30.:30:34.

be hind another teenage sensation strong. Aman heads off into the

:30:34.:30:40.

home straight, Chemut on the inside. Perhaps no way through for

:30:40.:30:45.

Rodriguez. Aman is coming away. Reina is coming our way, Chemut is

:30:45.:30:53.

coming away, those three will qualify. It is a very modest time,

:30:53.:30:59.

but that gives you an idea of the potential of Mohammed Aman. The

:30:59.:31:04.

world indoor champion and just 18 years old. The 18-year-old

:31:04.:31:10.

Ethiopian, kissing the flag of Ethiopia and celebrating, they are

:31:10.:31:15.

moving down the distances. Here they are on the top bend. John up -

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- Chemut of Kenya positioned himself well. Aman was ready to go

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on the outside. Reina of Spain stretching down the home straight.

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Qualification has come easy form all three of them. Chemut, Aman and

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Reina go through. If I am correct with my mathematics, it could be...

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One more heat, but at the moment, Borzakovskiy is the fastest runner

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up. Aman will be a danger in the next round. He took it very easily,

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at Chemut run a very sensible race. that shot away. That was a good

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the world of track and field athletics with some very good shot

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putters and discus throwers, they have a pretty good hammer thrower

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as well. Adams is through. The everybody. Michelle Carter's father

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this 800 metres and I think this has been one of the toughest rounds

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in the first round of any championships, some big names going

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out. Borzakovskiy, the former champion, hanging on by his

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fingertips. There will be three semi-finals of the eight runners on

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getting ready in his warm-up for this men's discus qualifying

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competition, along with Abdullah There is a fair bit of Jamaican

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celebration last night, one or two headaches, never mind head gear.

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Solomon Branning credibly rock -- incredibly well in the Monaco

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Diamond League. He was only third in the American trials. Nick

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out for a Fowlis -- Black Fewlass - final heat. Last hours has started

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comfortably but the American in the middle is starting to find a

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position for himself. He is happy to come across into the lead, he is

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front running good. It is may be nerves more than anything. -- front

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running it. The qualification in his last week, six athletes could

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go through if they ran faster than 1:46. You would give it a go, you

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would give it a chance. Solomon, 1:43, he looks comfortable. The

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Dutch runner is running through at this point in time. It is a bit

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quick, they should be able to run a good time of that. Solomon

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continues to lead. I think I have gone in sensibly, that is the

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advantage of running the last eight. Let's hope he hasn't overcooked it.

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-- the advantage of running the enjoying this, having to work hard.

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It would be a surprise if Mikitenko came through -- Mutekanga --

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going through. Solomon wins it. I think Borzakovskiy might be OK. He

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just burned them off on the first lap. It is not normally the way you

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run an 800. Although Holusa SAT off the pace, the Dutch runner was able

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run, if you think about it. He didn't need to go this quickly

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around the bend. He knows all he has to do is finish in the first

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three. Solomon, quite impressive. There was an opportunity for a fast

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qualifying time. Then the clock is ticking. Is it ticking to the

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advantage of Borzakovskiy? I think you are right, I think he is

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through Fawthrop -- he is through. Solomon, very comfortable. Holusa

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will not go through as a fastest loser. It will be the three we put

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up on the caption at the beginning. Let's tidy all of that up. 24 men

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have gone through, three from each Mixed fortunes boarded British

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athletes and it is always tough qualifying for the 800m -- mixed

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fortunes for the British athletes. They always want to save some

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energy because of the round situation but it is so complex.

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Unless you are one of the dominant athletes, you can't really control

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what is going to happen. Andrew a Sade did very well because he was

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in a tough heat. He was but she knew what he had to do, he ran a

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very sensible race. He has matured in the last couple of seasons, he

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knows this is a great opportunity. He is fit, and it means you can use

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this confidence and negotiate. In the 800 metres you need to run it

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any which way, you need to have a race plan, sometimes they go out

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ridiculously fast. This time he got it right. We are going to look

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forward to tomorrow morning and the men's triple jump qualification,

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and the men's 110-metre hurdles. Your hurdles are straightforward,

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the triple jump is more complex! Phillips Idowu, we have heard he is

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in the village. That is the most important thing! He is here! I hope

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he has put everything to the back of his mind, he is here to compete

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and he should forget everything else. Don't worry about the

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arguments, just focus about what he needs to do. I am not sure if he is

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100% fit. You know his physio very well, I don't know if you have any

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more insightful stop he has been No one would choose to prepare this

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way for an Olympic Games. But he is here, that is a good start. Like

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Colin says, it is all about how he chooses to prepare. He needed to be

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with his medical staff. It would be the last thing on his mind, the

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arguments. He wants to give this crowd something to cheer about.

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was born and raised in east London. Normally when he turns up to a

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championships, he does perform. Absolutely, he has never let us

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down. I know he has always disappointed but he comes into the

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studio a bit with his head down, but I think he has always delivered

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great performances. He sometimes just loses to somebody who is

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magnificent on the day. Thank you for the moment. The women's 1500

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metres heats coming up. From the A busy morning in the athletics

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stadium. A promising start to the day for British athletics, Tiffany

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Portas through to the finals in the 100m hurdles. Her final will be

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tomorrow night's, and also in the 800m heats for the men, the only

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athlete through his Andrew Osagie. Here in the studio, the big welcome

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to Hazel who will be looking part It is always lovely to come here,

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we are ringmasters who bounce around the different venues. There

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is a show jumping as well, equestrian events, Great Britain

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lying in joint second place going into the team final. So you never

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know. And fantastic to see some of the

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viewing figures for last night, 20 million people watched Usain Bolt.

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After the excitement of the weekend, there's a gentle start to day ten of the Games, with attention once again focusing on the Olympic Stadium. Tiffany Porter, who was unlucky to be placed fourth in last year's world championships, competes in the heats of the 100m hurdles, and Tim Brabants begins the defence of his K1 1,000m canoe sprint title.

Canoe sprint: 09.30 Men's kayak single (K1) 1,000m heats

Canoe sprint commentators: Andrew Cotter Helen Reeves

Athletics: 10.05 Women's 100m hurdles round 1 heats 10.50 Men's 800m round 1 heats

Athletics commentators: Steve Cram Paul Dickenson Brendan Foster Phil Jones.


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