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the Olympic champion. -- Sir Chris Hoy is the Olympic

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Welcome to date world of London 2012. These are the most successful

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There is plenty to look forward to, right from the word go. Tim

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Brabants defences kayak Olympic title this morning, he only just

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qualified but could he get a medal at Eton Dorney? After his super

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Saturday, Mo Farah is back on track. Can the 5,000-metre world and

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Olympic champion at the Olympic title to complete an historic

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double? Lynsey Sharpe goes for Great Britain in the 800 metres

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heats. Can she justified her controversial selection. We will be

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at the Olympic Stadium from 10 o'clock but before that we off to

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Eton Dorney for the canoe sprint. The home of rowing has been a happy

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hunting ground, can Tim Brabants He go first up on BBC Three,

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taekwondo from the ExCeL. Table tennis and sailing to come later on

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We just want to show you what it is like outside our BBC studios in the

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Olympic Park. A wonderful crowd, welcoming us on air and perhaps

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jeering bill and Hazel from Breakfast out of the way -- perhaps

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Sir Chris Hoy it is here, they are pleased to see them. A really great

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reception. Yesterday brought some stunning gold medal performances,

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from triathlon to Cycling to equestrian. The gold in the team

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dressage was not only broke Britain's Olympic medal in that

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event but it has a special place because that was the moment we

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surpassed the tally of 19 gold medals in Beijing. That was the

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20th gold medal of these Games. The cycling gold medals took us to what

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you see on the medal table. 48 medals is what UK Sport was

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targeting for these Games, we are looking very secure. There are

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guaranteed medals in the boxing so the half-century is secure. No

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wonder it was all smiles at Greenwich Park, when our dress

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large three delivered the historic Britain could bring another gold,

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and the celebrations are still going on from the wonderful gold

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medal produced by the British showjumper as yesterday. The next

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horse comes in. But is Great Britain's car has to. -- that is

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Great Britain's Carl Hester. This is the moment, Carl Hester for

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Great Britain, with this lovely horse, Utopia. I can't believe the

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timing. The three of us have three great horses when London decided to

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host the Olympics. You won't see a better extended trot. Beautiful

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balance, a lovely bend. This rider, it looks as if he might creep over

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the 80%. And the team are happy. is the proudest moment of my life

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and I am so glad to have made it one more Olympics, and come with

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expectations that we are able to deliver. Now Laura Bechtolsheimer,

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long-standing partnership, it feels amazing to have been part of this

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long progression. It is amazing how this horse has developed its

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confidence and partnership with Laura. He has been on a huge year

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and hopefully to finish with a gold medal, I am so proud of the journey

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Princess Royal will be delighted with that. What can this young lady

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do? Charlotte Dujardin, this is for gold for Great Britain. I was a bit

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more nervous today, because I wanted to come home with a gold

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medal. Just hold on to your hats, let's hope she keeps this extended

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trot under control. I wanted to do everybody proud, it was a great

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feeling. She has made history. They know, and Charlotte nos. She has

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won Britain's first ever gold in Britain -- in dressage. The first

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of a medal, and it is a gold. Unbelievable timing. I can't tell

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you how it feels. So many people supporting us, it makes its super

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special. Taking it all in. Carl Hester, Loral Bechtolsheimer and

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Charlotte Dujardin. It -- Laura What a wonderful moment, and they

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are all with me. Congratulations. You must have hoped you would win

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any medals, but to see you all sitting here with your gold medals.

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How does it feel? The timing has been amazing. We had these three

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great horses or at the same time. They were all with us here for

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London. They are very different ages. Lloris is very experienced at

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17, Charlotte has the youngest at 10 -- Laura's is very experienced.

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The younger horse known as the Lionel Messi of dressage, explain

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why. I only really started last year with that horse. He was only

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nine last year, I started last year at the Grand Prix. We had never

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competed at an Olympics. It was great. What has your experience

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been like? Some of us may not have watched that much grass arch before

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the big moment yesterday. What does it take to get out there and

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produce that result? It kind of depends on your horse. Mine is 17

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years old but he has been quite a long-winded project. Mentally, he

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found the movements and a rethink quite easily but he found coping

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with the pressures of competition most difficult -- the movements and

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everything. It has taken me to a long time to ride him in front of

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25,000 people and still keep him under control and pull off a good

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performance. There are big crowds. That kind of crowd at Greenwich was

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extraordinary. Yes, we are not used to riding in that a -- in front of

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-- in front of that kind of audience. It is popular in Europe

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When you right into a stadium like that, it is a very different

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feeling. -- when you ride into. The atmosphere can create tension and

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then you have something else to deal with. Dressage has to look

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relaxed and easy. Sometimes when you ride in, especially with a home

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crowd... One of the first movement's you have to do is to

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canter down the centre line and standstill. Try telling your horse

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to do that when he has just got very excited. You have to really

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have to have the horse on side. that one of the hardest things

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about it? Yes, it takes years to build that up. We have been riding

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courses for six or seven years. Getting that bond and trust for

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them to be able to relax and enjoy it. This is your routine. Your

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worst nightmare is that something Is always a worry. We have to take

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care. They are looked after very carefully. We hope nothing does

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happen. What was your routine like? You plants that particular routine

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and you're trying to bring out the best in your was -- you plant that

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particular routine. It was a new test for this year. A slightly

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shortened format. We have had at year to practise it. It is quite

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strange when you first ride a new test. Because you are used to

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riding the same tests all the time. It was quite interesting, getting

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our heads around the new routine. You keep thinking you have to turn

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left, right. You practise it at home, you try to complete the

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routines and a certain amount of time. It shouldn't be too difficult.

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A Grand Prix dressage horse is supposed to be very well trained.

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And if you ask it to do something, that is what it is supposed to do.

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We can safely say that the horses and riders got their heads around

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unsuccessfully yesterday. There is an interesting story linking you,

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wasn't it Laura's parents who gave you one of your big break? It was.

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I am from the Channel Islands. I came to England because I wanted to

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work with horses. I had a job as a groom and a rider for a family. I

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was getting to the point where I didn't think I was going to be able

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to stay. And make a living. Laura's father by a telephone to the

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selectors, who were looking after the under 21s, and said, if there

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was anybody they thought was looking for a job or had the talent

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to be a rider for them. I it had an interview, I got the job. Laura was

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about three years old at the time. She remembers because I did things

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like locking her in rooms when she was a child! War the Charlotte came

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She came to work with me and has been with my fault six years --

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with me for six years. She started at the bottom like everyone else. I

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put her and her horse together as a partnership. There are lots of

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talented people but if somebody doesn't give her a break, you never

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get seen again. I was fortunate I was able to do what her father did

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for me. Was he a hard taskmaster? He is great. He is always fun. He

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makes it really enjoyable. first wanted to be a jockey, you

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wasn't -- you were not sure that dressage was for you. Yes. I was

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always trained by a dressage trainer who tried to get me to

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Dhoot dressage when I was doing the showjumping. -- get me to do

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They knew all ended up at the top of the medal table. -- then it you

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all ended up. Charlotte ended up with a higher score than you did.

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That is true. Yesterday morning, I read in the paper, that they

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thought that coal will end up working for Charlotte after today.

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I thought, that is not going to happen -- that Carl will end up

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What happens next to the horses? They are worth a lot of money. Will

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they be in another Olympics? They should both be in another Olympics.

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Not necessarily with us. They are 10 or 11 years old. They have part

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owners, and they have specifically kept them for us so that we could

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do the Olympics. And it has all worked out. It is a fairy-tale

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story. We have to discuss what happens next when we get home. But

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there is a not -- always another horse to train and bring on.

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after you have developed a bond with a horse, it must be sad to

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think of not working with it any more. Have you seen the papers this

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morning? There is a rather unfortunate picture on the front of

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the Daily Express, which is celebrating Britain's gold medals,

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but has a picture of the Dutch bronze medallists rather than the

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three of you. Hopefully, this kind of thing will not happen in the

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future, because you have put dressage on the map. They are also

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two girls in a boy -- and a boy, nothing like as! It is a shame

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things like that happened. We work extremely hard at our sport. It has

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taken years to get to this level. It is fantastic that we managed to

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bring it to the front, because people's perception of it has not

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always been great. But we are three very hard-working people. Lots of

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people will think, this is a very expensive hobby or sport to be part

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of. It takes a lot of money to have a horse at this level and be able

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to train it. For us, the main legacy to leave behind after the

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equestrian Olympics is trying to show, like car was saying in the

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interviews yesterday, we are three people from extremely different

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backgrounds who have all had different pasta getting here. We

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what show that equestrian sport is for anyone who wants to get into it.

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There are ways of accessing different disciplines and getting

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involved, if you are prepared to put in the hard work and have

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talent. You can make your own way to the top. And your route into it

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was just that you loved horses, Charlotte? It was just a passion

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and a dream and a fight. It was something I always wanted to do,

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and I didn't want to give up on it. It is mad to think I have done it

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now and got a gold medal. At being equestrians, you could have many

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more Olympics ahead of you. We have been asking all the Olympians about

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stamps and postboxes. There are stumps already on sale. In terms of

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the postboxes, will yours be in Sark? Five think so. There is only

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one postbox in Sark. It is probably very rusty and very old and has

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stood there for years. I hope they are excited to have a gold one on

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the island. There are only 600 people there. So in the age of us

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are all using telephones, I will have to write a letter so that I

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can put my own letter through the post box! Its sounds like it is

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time that postbox had a fresh lick of paint. Thank you for being with

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us this morning. Congratulations again. You are all going on to

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compete individually. That is tomorrow, when you will compete

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against each other. Tomorrow, it is the top 18 from yesterday's test.

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The three of us have all qualified, and we are all in the last group

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together. Charlotte is only two after me, so maybe I'll get my

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chance to beat her cheques we will Thank you very much. Enjoyed a

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golden glow you are all basking in. The it was a really dramatic day at

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Greenwich yesterday, as it was in the velodrome.

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It was somewhere there were always high hopes for Britain from the

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start, but few dared to dream that the seven Cycling golds collected

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in Beijing could be matched. More of us should have been daring,

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because Britain's cyclists were in seventh heaven again, repeating

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Britain are the world champions, and they will now become the

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Olympic champions! They are on fire! Hit comes Chris Hoy! Gold

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medal for Great Britain, a new world record! If Kenny is the

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Olympic sprint champion! He wins the gold Medal, and he won it in

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style. Victoria Pendleton has ignited the burners! She is the

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Olympic keirin champion. The gold medal is Great Britain's! Oh, look

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at the time! It is a new world record. Laura Trott is on fire!

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Victoria Pendleton's career Wrens on a silver medal. Chris Hoy gets a

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So great # God save our gracious Queen.

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Seven golds in the velodrome. No other nation won more than one. It

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is a personal milestone for Sir Chris Hoy, who has now surpassed

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Sir Steve Redgrave's record of five Olympic gold medals. At the end of

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a night to remember, we brought two remarkable sportsmen together.

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Absolutely amazing. Are you going to race in the Olympics again?

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has to be done. Wonderful to see you here,

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celebrating. 11 gold medals between you. Steve is an inspiration. I

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used to be a role as a schoolboy. We looked up to Steve and all the

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rowers. To me, he will always be the greatest, no matter how many

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medals anybody wins. He has an inspiration and he won a five

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consecutive medals, which is different to winning multiple golds.

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We saw the family all here. The emotion bubbled over. Before I got

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on the podium. I was watching the athletics yesterday, and I was

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getting emotional watching Felix Sanchez. When you realise how many

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things have not gone well over the last four years, you doubt yourself

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and take nothing for granted. Seeing Vicky's race, everyone was

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expecting her to win. But you can take nothing for granted. Nothing

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is assured. I wanted to do the best I could. I was going to celebrate

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any medal, a bronze, silver or gold. The audience have given us that

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extra percentage. It was the most unbelievable experience of my life.

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You have done us proud. You did it all on your home, mate. Cheers.

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remarkable a Olympians, two Another day to remember for British

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sport, and the medal that began it came in the men's triathlon in Hyde

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Park. Alistair Brownlee cemented his position as the world's leading

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triathlete, and despite a few trials and tribulations, brother

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Jonny made sure it was a family to begin the Olympic triathlon. The

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Slovakian Leeds. Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Bramley are in fourth

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pedalling. Here are the leaders. This group of five exited the

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Serpentine together, hit transition together and are leading the race

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together. We have got a man down. Somebody has hit the deck early. It

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brought in to do. He is leading the competition. The Brownlee brothers

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are right in there. We are hearing that Jonathan Brownlee might have a

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15 second penalty for mounting his bike too early. Javier Gomez is on

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his way. Gomez and the Frenchmen have been joined at the front by

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the Brownlee brothers, who now head out for a 10,000m run around the

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park. The two Brown the boys and Javier Gomez have opened up a lead

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of four seconds to the next best. The speed of but, my goodness.

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Alistair Brownlee looks like a 800m runner rather than a 10 kilometre

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runner. This is a hundred % effort. John E Brownlee is she struggling

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to maintain the pace. Jonny Brownlee heads for the penalty box.

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Time will tick past very slowly. He is away again. He stumbled as he

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came out of the penalty box. first British Olympic triathlon

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champion, in the guise of Alistair Brownlee! Alistair Brownlee is the

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Olympic triathlon champion. Javier Gomez takes the silver, as Jonathan

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comes home for bronze. Alistair A fantastic story. That makes it a

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fifth gold medal for Yorkshire, who now sit above Australia and South

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Africa in the unofficial medal table! There were some very happy

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members of the BBC team at that particular result. Norfolk are also

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celebrating after a successful afternoon for Nick Dempsey in

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Weymouth. He missed out on a medal in Beijing, while his fiancee Sarah

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Ayton was clinching her second gold in the yngling. Now both members

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and family have a medal and plenty of Olympic memories to cherish.

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Form macro years ago in Beijing, Sarah a tenth claimed her second

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Olympic gold medal. But as she then had to watch her fiance suffer a

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final day of agony on the water. Nick Dempsey went out on the water

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in silver-medal position with the prospect of gold, but will finish

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fourth. He will be absolutely devastated. It was always going to

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be close today. It was tight, and we only had one lap, so it made it

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very difficult. You spend your whole life grooming about getting

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your gold medal. To be there and feel that you should have got your

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gold medal and didn't, it was brutal. As a couple, they made a

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tough decision. Sarah Ayton, on the verge of becoming one of the

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greatest Olympic female sailors, stepped away from the sport so that

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her now husband could focus on his Olympic dream. I am very, very,

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very lucky to have Sarah. Without her, I would not be able to do my

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Olympic campaign. This is my Olympic campaign now. It is my job

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to look after the children and let Nick do the things he needs to do.

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Hopefully, it is enough to make a difference. By London 2012, Dempsey

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was hoping to put the past beside - - behind him. He has been on

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blistering form. Dorian van Rijsselberge ran away with the

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competition and claimed gold two days ago, but Dempsey was on target

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for silver. My little three-year- old, Thomas, loves it when I bring

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home a medal from an event. And I did promise him I would bring a

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medal home from this event. It would be nice to not have broken

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that promise. The Olympic final is off and begun. Can Great Britain

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win silver? Good start for Poland, but Dempsey has the best start on

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the left. What a start from Nick Dempsey. Netherlands look like they

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have to squeeze round in front of them see. No pressure on Dorian van

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Rijsselberge. He hasn't -- already won the gold. But Dempsey Poms hard

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Olympic glory for the Netherlands, but Nick Dempsey, broken in Beijing,

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has brought a silver to his son. He has delivered. It has been a pretty

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difficult four years. I always believed that to come here and do

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well and have all my friends and family here and do it in front of

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your home crowd, it doesn't get any Mission completed and Olympic medal

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to -- medal secured, it is time to With parents like that, there is

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every chance that the young Thomas could take to the water with those

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genes. How about a saline medal to look for two in 2032? -- a sailing

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medal. Eton Dorney has provided grip Britain with four medals in

:31:15.:31:19.

the rowing regatta -- provided Great Britain with. There has been

:31:19.:31:24.

a healthy dose of realism after Tim Brabants only just scraped through.

:31:24.:31:34.
:31:34.:31:38.

Can he draw on the memories of big event. The final is under way

:31:38.:31:48.
:31:48.:31:49.

and Tim Brabants has jumped out of the start. Two paddlers are going

:31:49.:31:58.

player, Tim Brabants and van Koeverden. -- going clear. Tim

:31:58.:32:02.

Brabants is devouring the course, each and every stroke. Has he got

:32:02.:32:09.

enough to hold on? He grits his teeth, he is looking to push one

:32:09.:32:17.

last time. Tim Bradman's comes up to the line, he pedals into the

:32:17.:32:22.

record books, it is gold -- Tim Brabants comes up to the line. He

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

punches the air. No one came near A golden moment from four years ago

:32:35.:32:40.

four Dr Tim Brabants. Rishi Persad is at Eton Dorney. That moment is

:32:40.:32:45.

why he went into these Olympics with this expectation. Yes, he is

:32:45.:32:49.

also the greatest canoeist that Great Britain has ever seen. The

:32:49.:32:53.

first gold medal that grow Britain ever won in canoeing. Hopes were

:32:53.:32:58.

high that four years later he would be able to do the same. He took 18

:32:58.:33:03.

months off after Beijing, he did the same things after Athens, to

:33:03.:33:08.

pursue a career as a doctor. He is a qualified A&E doctor. When he

:33:08.:33:13.

came back, he suffered an injury. He ripped tendons in his shoulder

:33:13.:33:17.

and that set him back enormously. He has suffered illness as well. It

:33:17.:33:21.

has taken a long time to get back to his best form. In the heats on

:33:21.:33:25.

Monday he struggled to show his best form. He scraped through by

:33:25.:33:30.

the skin of his teeth, four hundredths of a second into the

:33:30.:33:35.

final. He is in the final. He is in lane one. But if you look behind me,

:33:35.:33:39.

the flags at the top of the grandstand are pretty still. On

:33:39.:33:46.

Monday lane one was a negative role but it is not too bad. -- was a

:33:46.:33:51.

negative draw. He will have the huge crowd cheering him on, which

:33:51.:33:55.

he said it was a huge positive on Monday. That is what the row has

:33:55.:33:59.

said all the way along. How is it looking at Eton Dorney -- that is

:34:00.:34:08.

what the Rose said it all the way There is not that much of a cross

:34:08.:34:13.

wind. If there is, it will affect them in the first five metres of

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the rest. In the tunnel of the grandstand it takes away the effect

:34:19.:34:28.

of the wind -- the first 500 metres His is the first final, but it

:34:28.:34:34.

isn't the only gold up for grabs at Eton Dorney. We have the girls

:34:34.:34:41.

going in the women's kayak for 500 metres. Go it is normally dominated

:34:41.:34:47.

by Germany and Hungary. Four years ago, GB sport identified it is

:34:47.:34:51.

possible to win a medal, perhaps not the gold or silver, but there

:34:51.:34:55.

is an opening in the bronze-medal position. They put a team together.

:34:55.:35:00.

The four girls who have been competing finished 4th in the World

:35:00.:35:02.

Championships last year and earned a spot in the Olympics. They

:35:02.:35:06.

replaced one member of the team, Angela Hannah has come in as the

:35:06.:35:09.

4th girl in the team. They are hoping to find the extra four

:35:09.:35:13.

hundredths of a second required to win the medal. They finished second

:35:13.:35:17.

in their heat and 4th in the semi- final. There is a hope they could

:35:17.:35:24.

squeeze a medal. Altogether, there are four gold medals on offer in

:35:24.:35:28.

the canoe sprint. Will the first bring a medal for Tim Brabants?

:35:28.:35:36.

Here is your guide to the Inns and Canoe sprint. There are two

:35:36.:35:44.

distinct types of boat. Canoe and kayaked. The kayak is raised by one,

:35:44.:35:53.

two or four competitors, known as k one, K2 and K-For. They are

:35:53.:35:59.

contested by men over distances of 201,000 metres. Women compete over

:35:59.:36:09.
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The canoe is also contested over 200, and 1,000 metres. The canoe is

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propelled from a kneeling position using a single bladed puddles and

:36:17.:36:24.

is directed using a stroke on just one side of the boat. The first to

:36:24.:36:30.

cross the line is the winner but a photo is often required. Dead heats

:36:30.:36:40.
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will see both progress but they may be forced to re-race if places are

:36:41.:36:51.

That is how it works. Here is a view of the course at Eton Dorney,

:36:51.:36:55.

all ready for the canoe sprint competitions. This is the first

:36:55.:37:00.

final coming up in a moment, for Tim Brabants. He is a Beijing gold

:37:00.:37:10.
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medallist, Olympic champion, hoping tempered by the realism that Tim

:37:18.:37:22.

Brabants is not in the form that carried him to gold in Beijing four

:37:22.:37:26.

years ago. His main goal was to reach the final and see what

:37:26.:37:33.

happens when the crowd can give you an extra lift. Realistically, look

:37:33.:37:37.

out for Max Hoff, European champion for the last four years. Also, Adam

:37:37.:37:43.

van Koeverden, the world champion last year. Not an easy race to call

:37:43.:37:49.

for the order of the medals. The first medals to be decided on the

:37:49.:37:53.

water in the canoe sprint. Paulson from Denmark is in with a chance.

:37:53.:38:03.
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Not at his impressive best in the settle the medals in the K1 1,000

:38:15.:38:19.

metres. The roar will grow for Tim Brabants as they approach the

:38:19.:38:24.

stands, who will take it out quickest? Van Koeverden off to a

:38:24.:38:29.

fantastic start, he jumped out of the bucket. He leads from the early

:38:29.:38:34.

stages, really setting the pace. The world champion in this event

:38:34.:38:41.

last year in Hungary. The Olympic gold medallist from Athens. Already,

:38:41.:38:45.

a length up on the rest as they tried to close down. Others will

:38:45.:38:49.

set the pace at different times. Tim Brabants usually goes out

:38:49.:38:57.

quickly. It is Adam van Koeverden who is powering to the quarter way

:38:57.:39:07.
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mark. He is ahead of Rennie Paulsen make sure they don't let Adam get

:39:07.:39:12.

too far away. He is renowned for these past stars but it is about

:39:12.:39:17.

whether he can hold on. He drives with those lakes, connects the

:39:17.:39:22.

middle part of the body and drives the blade into the deep part of the

:39:22.:39:32.
:39:32.:39:35.

van Koeverden and the rest. We look down from the finish line. Where

:39:35.:39:43.

medals wait for three of these men, as they power up towards the stand.

:39:43.:39:48.

The coaches are cycling along on the towpath, half an eye on the

:39:48.:39:52.

athletes and half an eye on the clutter of the peloton. Van

:39:52.:40:02.
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rhythm and technique. Looking relaxed with his shoulders, puffing

:40:08.:40:13.

with his cheeks as he comes into the latter part of the race. In the

:40:13.:40:21.

last 200 metres the lungs start to burn. Does van Koeverden have the

:40:21.:40:29.

staying power? Last and is in there. The green Norwegian boat is

:40:29.:40:39.
:40:39.:40:44.

creeping into picture -- last and metres in the K1 1,000 metres. It

:40:44.:40:53.

is all about van Koeverden and Larsen. Does Max Hoff have

:40:53.:41:02.

something left? Neck and neck for gold and silver, van Koeverden and

:41:02.:41:11.

last and, into the final 150 metres. That is how far they are. It is the

:41:11.:41:21.
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Norwegian, pushing clear. Erik Larson from Adam van Koeverden. Tim

:41:21.:41:27.

Brabants, further down, listening to the roars. His Olympic title

:41:27.:41:36.

will go to someone else, it looks like it will be Larsen. He has the

:41:36.:41:40.

gold medal from the van Koeverden. Max half coming through for bronze.

:41:40.:41:45.

Those are the medals. What a race, timed perfectly, as it so often is,

:41:45.:41:51.

from Larsen, the veteran, 36 years old. He celebrates, he timed his

:41:51.:41:58.

push to perfection. He has the gold medal as reward. What a well-

:41:58.:42:06.

executed race. He did not let Adon get away from them too much. -- did

:42:06.:42:10.

not let Adam get away. Van Koeverden will be disappointed he

:42:10.:42:14.

was not able to hold onto his lead. Most of the crowd knew that this

:42:14.:42:19.

would not be a successful attempt for Tim Brabants. He is not in the

:42:19.:42:25.

form, he has had that injury. But Larsen, a friend of Tim Brabants, a

:42:25.:42:31.

long-term rival. We wondered if he was fading. Because he is getting

:42:31.:42:35.

on a bit now at 36, but not at all. Look how he powered through and

:42:35.:42:45.

took the gold. An extremely controlled performance. Took the

:42:45.:42:50.

experience from the previous 10 and 15 years behind him and executed

:42:50.:42:56.

the race plan that he hoped could get him the Olympic gold. To go

:42:56.:43:02.

with his gold medal, a silver in Beijing, he takes gold again. The

:43:02.:43:11.

first champion of the canoe sprint week at Eton Dorney. His wife is

:43:11.:43:16.

competing here, she was the flag- bearer for Nora at the opening

:43:16.:43:26.
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opening ceremony. Tim Brabants was here to see his title handed over.

:43:38.:43:47.
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Her all about Larsen, the gold medallist from Norway. A sense

:43:48.:43:53.

Again of what is to come, what the noise and the atmosphere. It is

:43:53.:43:59.

fantastic for rowing and the canoe sprint. Larsen is from the southern

:43:59.:44:06.

tip of Norway, he is on the ground, the rowing takes it out of you. He

:44:07.:44:10.

takes the gold, disappointment for Tim Brabants but I think even he

:44:10.:44:15.

was realistic, he knew he was a very outside chance to get in the

:44:15.:44:25.
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Disappointing for Tim Brabants, that he wasn't able to be amongst

:44:28.:44:32.

the medals. As Andrew Cotter was saying, a fantastic effort,

:44:32.:44:36.

considering the on this and injury he suffered over the last couple of

:44:36.:44:42.

seasons. To be in the final and competing, he had to take part in a

:44:42.:44:49.

best of three race against his team mate just took get into the

:44:49.:44:54.

Olympics. He has done well to get into the final. The guys he

:44:54.:45:01.

defeated in Beijing in 2008 have all got better and bigger. Tim has,

:45:01.:45:04.

unfortunately, not been able to press on as much as he would have

:45:04.:45:09.

wanted since Beijing. He is on his way over. One of the good things is

:45:09.:45:13.

that his wife, Michelle, who was not able to see him in Beijing, was

:45:13.:45:18.

here to see him. I was just saying about how tough a row it has been

:45:18.:45:22.

since Beijing. You took some time off but to just be here in the

:45:22.:45:32.
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I am happy to be in the final. The guys out there, each of them is a

:45:34.:45:44.
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champion. I was pretty much outcast in that race, unfortunately. I feel

:45:45.:45:48.

bad for a lot of the British support here. I had support from my

:45:48.:45:54.

wife, my coach, my team. Everyone was hoping I would get there. Me,

:45:54.:45:59.

too. I felt I could be an Olympic champion again. Sorry to all those

:45:59.:46:02.

who came out to support and are disappointed. You don't have to be

:46:02.:46:08.

sorry for anything. You won the Olympic gold medal for us. You are

:46:08.:46:11.

the greatest canoeist Britain has ever seen. Things have not gone

:46:11.:46:16.

your way over the last few years. No. It was a fantastic build-up to

:46:16.:46:20.

these games, seeing how well Team GB are doing. Last night, watching

:46:20.:46:24.

Chris Hoy in the velodrome motivated me so much. I wanted to

:46:24.:46:29.

add another medal to that tally, so I am disappointed in myself. I feel

:46:29.:46:35.

bad for my coach, who put so much time into getting me into the best

:46:35.:46:39.

shape I could be in. It was a hard race. I am not sure what was wrong.

:46:39.:46:45.

I felt good beforehand. There were some better athletes on the day.

:46:46.:46:50.

What does the future of canoeing hold for you? Eyes and not done yet.

:46:50.:46:56.

You can't go out on eighth place at the Olympics. You can't make

:46:56.:46:59.

decisions now. We work around a four year cycle. This cycle has

:46:59.:47:04.

come to an end. Take a couple of weeks' rest and then look ahead. I

:47:04.:47:09.

have the Royal paddling challenge to do on Monday. Should be fun.

:47:09.:47:16.

Life changes are so much. You have now got a little girl. It makes the

:47:16.:47:21.

whole thing a bit harder. It does, but I am and that ageing athlete

:47:21.:47:28.

now and life moves on. You put it on hold for so long, have children.

:47:28.:47:32.

I know my little one will still be there and be happy to see me, even

:47:32.:47:36.

if my coach isn't! You made us proud four years ago, and you made

:47:36.:47:40.

us proud again by getting to the final.

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So Tim Brabants, not ending up in the medal table, but a man of so

:47:45.:47:49.

much achievement. Rishi Persad was saying he is the best canoe sprint

:47:49.:47:55.

a Briton has ever produced. The coverage of canoe sprint continues

:47:55.:48:00.

on the red button. The British female quartet will be in the

:48:00.:48:06.

women's K4 race at 10.45 and you can see that live on BBC Three.

:48:06.:48:11.

Four gold medals are up for grabs in the canoe sprint during the day.

:48:11.:48:14.

Now, it is that time of the morning when the stadium starts filling up

:48:14.:48:18.

and we turn our attention to what is happening in the athletics. This

:48:18.:48:22.

morning's races include the first round of the men's 5000m, featuring

:48:22.:48:27.

a certain Mo Farah, and the start of the decathlon. Over to Jonathan

:48:27.:48:33.

Edwards. Yes, Mo Farah back on track. And

:48:33.:48:37.

also in the decathlon, we have the appearance of the new world record

:48:37.:48:40.

holder Ashton Eaton, which should be special. First, we look back at

:48:40.:48:47.

last night's action. Colin Jackson and Brendan Foster are alongside me.

:48:47.:48:52.

You are showing the full range of BBC wardrobe options, it is fair to

:48:52.:48:59.

say. Brendan was actually not expecting to be here. I came

:48:59.:49:03.

dressed for work, and he is dressed for going out. So, another great

:49:03.:49:07.

night last night and another medal for Robbie Grabarz. It was a nice

:49:07.:49:13.

medal. This young man worked so hard. He broke onto our screens

:49:13.:49:17.

indoors, and we thought, who is this young man? For him to come

:49:17.:49:20.

here into the Olympic Stadium and deliver the performance and the

:49:20.:49:29.

bronze medal was a great thing. In this environment, he just excelled.

:49:29.:49:37.

He is a bit of a showman. He loves playing to the crowd. He was

:49:37.:49:41.

probably a lizard -- little disappointed with only jumping 2.29

:49:42.:49:47.

metres when the Russian jump higher, but Colin's point was well made -

:49:47.:49:50.

this is a different environment from what he is used to. He has

:49:50.:49:57.

only come of age this year. The immediate we are not good at any

:49:57.:50:03.

more is the one you left behind! Where is your Olympic legacy?

:50:03.:50:09.

old Phillips Idowu. Injury got the better of him in the end. The

:50:09.:50:13.

trouble jump final is tomorrow evening. We also had at Sally

:50:13.:50:17.

Pearson yesterday evening, your favourite, Colin. And electric

:50:17.:50:23.

event. Far closer than people would have anticipated. The defending

:50:23.:50:27.

champion, Dawn Harper, third from the right of our screen, made a

:50:27.:50:32.

courageous upsurge at the end and set a new personal best. But Sally

:50:32.:50:38.

Pearson just had enough to take this title. She was so anxious at

:50:38.:50:42.

the end. We knew she had won, but she was elated when the result came

:50:42.:50:46.

through. The Dawn Harper found some form almost from nowhere, didn't

:50:46.:50:53.

she? In the last 20 metres. But it was great for Sally. She has been

:50:53.:50:57.

world champion, Commonwealth champion, she comes here, loses a

:50:57.:51:01.

race just before the Games, and then wins. She has been based in

:51:01.:51:06.

London and the weather has been off all summer. It was awful yesterday.

:51:06.:51:10.

I am certain that has given her an advantage. She's used to being cold

:51:10.:51:16.

and wet. Real sport, when you see the green and gold Australia,

:51:16.:51:21.

crossing the finishing line, you know it is real sport. They have

:51:21.:51:24.

not done very well here. There are a lot of queries going on in

:51:24.:51:34.
:51:34.:51:36.

Australia. But at least Sally got her gold. They were hideous

:51:36.:51:41.

conditions. It was not the best, but she is so good at the hurdles.

:51:41.:51:46.

I know I keep going on about how perfect this young lady is, but

:51:46.:51:51.

over the barriers, she is perfection. For the men's 1500m,

:51:51.:51:55.

Seb Coe was in the stadium with Roger Bannister. It was a strange

:51:55.:52:02.

race. To be fair, seven years ago, we were awarded the games. The

:52:02.:52:05.

first disappointment for me was that in seven years, we have not

:52:05.:52:13.

been able to get a British athlete ready to run in the final. Then we

:52:13.:52:17.

saw the Olympic champion labouring at the back. He did not run at all

:52:17.:52:23.

well. It was a strange race. This was the race that first got me

:52:23.:52:32.

excited about athletics. All the greats, the greatest Olympian of

:52:32.:52:38.

all time won the 1500m. I don't think this man's name goes into

:52:38.:52:43.

that record book. It was a strange race, with a controversial winner.

:52:43.:52:49.

It left me feeling a bit cold. The 1500m used to be the blue riband

:52:49.:52:54.

event. The last one was ruined when the Russian won it and was then

:52:54.:52:57.

disqualified. This was disappointing and that it was not a

:52:57.:53:02.

great race. It was a strange performance all round. He is a

:53:02.:53:08.

controversial winner, and for me a bit of the Olympic flame went out.

:53:09.:53:18.
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Just a word about the other athlete who got an injury. As so many of

:53:20.:53:25.

our athletes have done. He is a great sprinter. We saw him in the

:53:25.:53:28.

diamond lead in Monaco. He looked so majestic and we were all rubbing

:53:28.:53:34.

our hands together, thinking, he will defend a title. He is a very

:53:34.:53:41.

good fast runner. He is really strong and can deliver us up 3.30.

:53:41.:53:49.

He is not a great racer. He has come into the championships. Last

:53:49.:53:57.

night, I hope it was an injury. must be able to win. But he

:53:57.:54:01.

finished second in that race. Enough of last night. Now we look

:54:01.:54:07.

forward to today. It is the 5000m, Mo Farah on track. 80,000 people

:54:07.:54:12.

will be excited to see him, because he won the 10,000m and brings the

:54:12.:54:22.
:54:22.:54:25.

confidence of being an Olympic is winding up, but this is not the

:54:25.:54:30.

sprint yet. It has not started. We have been waiting for this. When is

:54:30.:54:35.

it going to break? Who will go first? De it has not started. There

:54:35.:54:40.

are too many in this group for comfort. It is now about

:54:40.:54:46.

positioning yourself for a move, for a last-lap effort. Mo Farah is

:54:46.:54:53.

in contention. Kenenisa Bekele is not in a great place. He needs to

:54:53.:54:58.

position himself better if he is to defend his title. He quickly moves

:54:58.:55:02.

up on to the outside. Now we have got a raised arm. It will come down

:55:02.:55:08.

to a last-lap sprint. There goes Mo Farah. That is his first serious

:55:08.:55:16.

move. There has been a response from Kenenisa Bekele. Mo Farah hits

:55:16.:55:21.

the front! A lap to go. The bell rings. Is it dolling for a gold

:55:22.:55:28.

medal for Great Britain? Mo Farah are trying to become the first

:55:28.:55:33.

Briton to win the Olympic title of 10,000m. He has a bit of company,

:55:33.:55:38.

including his training partner. Can he hang on? He is running

:55:38.:55:48.

magnificently. A 500m lead, -- a five-metre lead, but that is all.

:55:48.:55:55.

Mo Farah is kicking hard! The crowd are lifting him! They are cheering

:55:55.:56:01.

him on. Into the home straight, just 100m to go. Has he got enough?

:56:01.:56:10.

He is kicking again! It is going to be a glorious, glorious win! Mo

:56:10.:56:20.
:56:20.:56:36.

Farah for Great Britain! It is What a night. The emotion comes

:56:36.:56:44.

pouring out. Galen Rupp and Mo Farah took on the Africans, showed

:56:44.:56:54.
:56:54.:56:58.

them how to do it. Unbelievable. Victorious, happy, glorious. In all

:56:58.:57:05.

of this excitement, hang on, Tangier. Can't believe it. Brendan,

:57:05.:57:09.

you and I have sat and waited for many years, you more than me. All

:57:09.:57:16.

of us have waited for a British distance gold. I have said it I

:57:16.:57:20.

will say it again. Gold medal at the Olympic Games. And the weight

:57:20.:57:30.
:57:30.:57:40.

night. Well, I don't know about you, but what a night to be British.

:57:40.:57:50.
:57:50.:57:53.

Heart pounding. Great since. Lovely That was the end of a 45 minutes

:57:53.:57:55.

sequins which saw Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford winning a gold

:57:55.:57:59.

medal, and then Mo Farah. Watching that again, you get right back into

:57:59.:58:08.

the moment, thinking, is he going to win?! It was the greatest hour

:58:08.:58:14.

in the history of British athletics. We had waited a long time. We have

:58:14.:58:20.

had people who have made efforts and got medals, and been amongst it,

:58:20.:58:23.

but distance running has got bigger and bigger. There are people around

:58:23.:58:28.

the country who run 10,000m races who know what Mo Farah went through

:58:28.:58:33.

her because they have been through it themselves. I did not think we

:58:33.:58:36.

could win a few years ago, because the Africans had taken over. Then

:58:36.:58:44.

Mo Farah comes here as a young man from Somalia, learns the system.

:58:44.:58:52.

And now, the ball is beginning to roll. Mo Farah was on the top of

:58:52.:58:56.

that pile. There were 80,000 it we in the stadium who will all be able

:58:56.:58:59.

to say, I was there in the greatest hour of athletics that has ever

:59:00.:59:03.

been having this country. The previous one was the Roger

:59:03.:59:07.

Bannister four-minute mile. And there weren't even thousands of

:59:07.:59:11.

people there to see it. There will be millions who were here that

:59:11.:59:17.

night. And he just seemed to control that race. He never looked

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in any great bother. The great news is, it was not a fast race. I think

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he is physically capable of 26.30. He ran it in 27. That too. I have

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spoken to his physiologist. He said his recovery has been remarkable,

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because he did not fully extend himself. He ran a steady race and

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then a fast two laps. That means his recovery for the 5000m is in

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hand and he has more chance than in the 10,000m, because then he took

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on the great Kenenisa Bekele. He was not at his best. But Mo Farah

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it is coming in. He is not drained. He will enjoy this morning's run.

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The ball is rolling. He has got the confidence and the physiology to do

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it. We know he can sprint. I am getting excited already. We say he

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has a better chance in the 5000m. But he does not figure in the world

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rankings. It is not about that. Distance racing is about the race

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on the day. You can go to Diamond League races until you are blue in

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the face. You can't judge Mo Farah against a race he was not in.

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Athletes are running flat out in the shorter races. Distance racing,

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it depends on the pace. Mo Farah has not lost a race and has not

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been in a race, so the Times are irrelevant. This is not like a

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Diamond League. There will not be a pacemaker. There may be some

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teamwork. I think Mo Farah has a Will we have also got Sophie

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Hitchon qualifying in how much, and Steve Lewis in the ball vote. --

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Paul pole vault. He came into this championship with a brand new

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British record, so things are looking very good for him. He loved

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rubbing shoulders with the top guys, learning from them, and he has

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adopted everything he has learnt on this journey as a young man, and of

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course, a season's best. The for pole vault is a tricky event. Here

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is Colin Jackson's guide to the This is a seriously tough event.

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For a start, the poll that the athletes career is over double

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their body length. They can get them even at five metres long.

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Modern technology means that the breasting weight of the pole vault

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is around three kilos, which is pretty light, but when the athletes

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pick it up and run with it, the effective force on the body raises

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it to 20 kilos, the average maximum weight of airline hold baggage.

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Holding that while running, seriously disadvantage is the

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athlete. It means they are effectively running without the use

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of their arms and it means that the body's stance is more upright than

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a normal running position. That means it is really hard to get

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exhilaration and momentum. Competitors have to get the pole

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vault down into an area the size of an 83 piece of paper, a very small

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target to aim for. But once they get into the air, the amount of

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leverage the athletes get supersedes any other job. Women go

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around five metres high, easily clearing the height of a double-

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decker bus, whilst the men go even higher, up to around six metres,

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Colin Jackson, PhD. Once I have finished my commentary this morning,

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I think I will go down to the warm- up track and have a little practice

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with it! Just you said, when you run with a pole vault, it makes it

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hard does. But it does! Stephen Lewis coming up. Steve Hooker is

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next to him, the Olympic champions. He has had a crisis of confidence.

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He has really suffered for a long time. He got injured and came back.

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Steve Hooker had a lot of drama. All of a sudden, his confidence

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completely went. I can't quite understand when you have won so

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much, and he has gone over six metres, so he is a quality athlete,

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but sometimes, as we know, click of the fingers and things can just

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changed and he has suffered. automatic qualifying is five metres

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and 78, very close to Stephen Lewis's personal best. Let's hear

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It has been a good season. I have been jumping up really well. I have

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to keep believing. I know how my run has developed and the technique

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I amusing, I am really focused and paying attention to all of the

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details. A bunch of the best guys in the world are there. It is

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getting a bit close now to my home Olympics! I had a really good

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experience in Beijing. It was my first Olympics, I was lost in the

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hall Olympic spirit, but this time I have a lot more experience. I

:05:25.:05:31.

unfocused on making sure I get the most out of it -- I am focused. I

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am sure I will look back on it well. You can't deny that in a stadium

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that bake in a home crowd, there will be so much good energy and for

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me it will be taking that in and hopefully Adie on it that extra

:05:45.:05:52.

energy to my performance, -- adding on that extra energy. If the crowd

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can help me do better jobs along the runway, it will work for me. --

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better jumps. A big moment for Stephen Lewis. Five metres, 70.

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That will be tough for him. Hopefully the crowd will lift him

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to greater heights. I am delighted to say that Denise Lewis is

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alongside. I feel like sunshine on a cloudy day, you are looking

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stunning. There you are! You must be excited about the decathlon.

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:06:37.:06:37.

I can't wait. Ashton Eaton. He is the supreme athlete. He is head and

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shoulders above everybody else in the decathlon, and he set the world

:06:46.:06:50.

record at the trials, breaking the 11 year it decathlon records. Many

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people at home it may not know him but they will by the end of these

:06:54.:07:01.

championships. He struggles a little bit but he is a natural run

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and jump, and when people see him, he is absolutely electric. In the

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US championships heat jumped 8.23 and is 100m time was fractionally

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quicker than Dwain Chambers ran at our UK trials. The one event that

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is his weakness is the shot but, where he do struggle a little bit.

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-- shot put. We also have Lynsey shot in the 800m heats. Slightly

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controversial! -- Lynsey Sharp. You questioned whether she should be

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here. It is not that I did not think she should be here. She won

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the trials and then she went on to get a medal in the European

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Championships in Helsinki. She ran well and she does deserve to be hit,

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but the three girls that have run quicker than her, it was a shame to

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see them at home. This morning when we were watching those 800m round,

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there is only one British woman. will head to the commentary team,

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Brendan Foster, Steve Cram and Paul decathlon, 100m. The first of 10

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events over two days to decide the best all-round male athlete in the

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number three, and Great Britain's Daniel Awde goes in Abiodun

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and not his best event. The man from Kazakhstani won the bronze

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medal last time but since then he has not really achieve what

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everybody thought he could achieve its. Everybody thought he could

:09:28.:09:31.

really do some damage in the decathlon but it has not really

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worked out that way for the Kazakhstani record holder. Kevin

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field in paper, a new lifetime best this year of 10.98. All of the

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times converted into points, of course. The wind is very steady in

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the stadium this morning. It is breaks the tape with a new season's

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best. 10.91. He is obviously in shape. That will give him 881

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points, so a good start for the holder. Karpov Now, generating a

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little bit more speed. As you were saying, it is much warmer than it

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has been on a few of the mornings. Yesterday may have been the coldest

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morning. No wind at all, in fact, a very slight headwind. That will not

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slow down Karpov. A big, big man. Not the best out of the blocks.

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Olympic bronze medallist in Athens eight years ago. That is his best

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score from that year. 8700 points then. A bit of that these days, but

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that is a good start to his Olympic campaign in London. 31 years old

:11:48.:11:54.

now. He is the Asian record holder and twice world championship bronze

:11:54.:12:04.
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medallist. A good start to his two just started. Trying to go over 73

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metres. For automatic entry into the final. Sophie Hitchon, the

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British record holder, is yet to take her first round throw. That is

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a big, big start. The Olympic record is 75.02. That was in

:12:46.:12:56.
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qualified her for the final. She can go back to the village and

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relax. What a start. A new Olympic record for the Polish athlete.

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one former world record holder to another. Lysenko, and that is good

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as well. 73 meat is required, a first-time up, mission accomplished

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 49 seconds

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Twice world champion. Technically, I think she is one of the best

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around. She sits very low, she is not a tall lady at all. She says

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she will retire after this year. Not the best delivery in the world.

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She goes dancing around in a circle afterwards! That is another athlete

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 49 seconds

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Karpov winning in the first heat, if you missed that.

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Artikov from Uzbekistan. Yet to break 8000 points. And Sebrle, so

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many times over that mark. This is Suarez. Took the bronze medal three

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years ago. From Liberia. Ushiro, from Japan. The Japanese record

:17:27.:17:37.
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holder. Sebrle, has he still got the pace?

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The sun is out. Always worth checking weather forecast! It is an

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0 -- a long day in the Olympic medals in this decathlon. He is

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 49 seconds

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next to Sebrle, one of the all-time for him at all. He's certainly got

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left in the blocks. Addy coming through and scoring very well.

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Just faster than Karpov in the first heat. That will give us some

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indication of the sort of shape the former world record holder is in.

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Suarez running a season's best. But he will be a little bit

:20:35.:20:45.
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disappointed with that. Sophie Hitchon, the British record holder.

:20:47.:20:57.
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Just over at the 65 metres mark. We have son died - seen some great

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throws this morning. Technically looking pretty good. She is a

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former ballet dancer and attributes part of her technique, the balance

:21:11.:21:18.

and everything else, to her ability in dance. She has got off to an

:21:18.:21:27.

average start there. Lying in eighth place at the moment. Two

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throws to go. The result of the second heat in the decathlon.

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Erins second. Suarez, a season's just started. And a former American

:22:14.:22:24.
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great under a bit of pressure here. Looks very slow. Derek Miles did

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not really get started in this competition at all. Big

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disappointment for the American. Certainly good conditions in the

:22:43.:22:47.

stadium this morning. But five metres 20 is a lowly height for

:22:47.:22:52.

this American to have gone out on. Steve Lewis yet to take his first

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jump. Betty Heidler, German world record

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holder. Just shy of the qualifying line of 73 metres.

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Amazingly, she did not qualified for the final of the European

:23:31.:23:36.

Championships in Helsinki a few weeks ago. She said afterwards that

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technically it was not right at all. Wry smile from the German. Will do

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not blink during this next heat, you might miss this man. Ashton

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Eaton, the fastest man ever in a decathlon 100m. You think of all

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the great athletes have gone before, the likes of Dell Thompson will

:24:18.:24:28.
:24:28.:24:55.

stop that record may go this expects to run away from everybody,

:24:55.:25:05.
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10.66. Trey Hardy trying to make amends for a disappointing games

:25:31.:25:41.
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number of promising young Germans this year. And one of the best

:25:56.:26:06.
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Commonwealth athletes next, and Damien Warner. He is the Canadian.

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Ashton Eaton is a class apart. The American just 24 years old.

:26:26.:26:32.

He will get faster and stronger as the years roll on, provided he

:26:32.:26:41.

stays clear of injury. But at the moment he is on the top of his game.

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The decathlon world will be watching this very closely and will

:26:45.:26:55.
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be staggered at his performances, His team mate also going well. And

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Damian Walker, the Canadian. Not the fireworks were expected at the

:27:15.:27:21.

beginning. But that is the fastest ever in an Olympic arena for the

:27:21.:27:30.

decathlon. And it looked very easy indeed. Big total of points. 1011

:27:30.:27:37.

points. Huge. It is a very good start. He got out

:27:37.:27:43.

of the blocks well. Just looked a little bit tight to me. I thought

:27:43.:27:52.

he was going to get a little more pace. His head is going back. Just

:27:52.:28:02.
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watch him here. Pretty good out of the blocks. Driving through. Trey

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Hardee also going well. He really was reaching for it.

:28:18.:28:23.

A little bit of his world record. But the main thing for him

:28:23.:28:29.

undoubtedly is to win this Olympic title. He will want to do it in the

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best possible style he can. And that is a solid start.

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Just to confirm his time, 10.35, the fastest ever in an Olympic

:28:47.:28:55.

Games. And Damien Warner running Games. And Damien Warner running

:28:55.:28:59.

one of his best races ever. A good start from the world record

:28:59.:29:09.
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holder as he tries to add the He comes with a big reputation. He

:29:19.:29:23.

follows some great and iconic decathlete so. He got out really

:29:23.:29:29.

well, Ashton Eaton, that he seems to get a little bit tight.

:29:29.:29:32.

Heptathlete and decathlete are looking to get as close to possible

:29:32.:29:39.

to their personal best and he was not too soft. He has never won a

:29:39.:29:44.

major outdoor titles. He is very young, remember. Everybody would

:29:44.:29:50.

say, you need to gain a lot of experience. People saw this guy,

:29:50.:29:56.

and natural athlete, beautiful, and now it is time that he holds it all

:29:56.:30:01.

together. He got a world record at the US Championships, but he has to

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deliver now at the Olympic Games, and people in this competition have

:30:06.:30:13.

won big championships and will be chasing him happily. If it will be

:30:13.:30:22.

interesting to see Daniel Ward in the next heat. -- Daniel ought.

:30:22.:30:28.

He is young. It will be difficult, we need a realistic expectation,

:30:28.:30:32.

but hopefully he can really enjoy this competition and get a personal

:30:32.:30:42.
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best. Let's hear his thoughts ahead I am so looking forward to that

:30:49.:30:55.

moment when you step out in front of the crowd. My family, they don't

:30:55.:31:00.

know how they have stuck with me. I have been through some real low

:31:00.:31:07.

points. My mum especially, she has been there. My brother has been a

:31:07.:31:12.

diamond. Family friends. Everybody has been so supportive. I want to

:31:12.:31:18.

pay them back and reward them for all they have given me. Top 10, I

:31:18.:31:23.

will be happy with. Top eight is what I am aiming for. I will give

:31:23.:31:33.

it my all. He will be looking for over 8,000, that will be there for

:31:33.:31:38.

us target. Absolutely. I think he will be disappointed if he does not

:31:38.:31:44.

get over his personal best. The crowd is suing everybody on and he

:31:44.:31:49.

can maximises opportunities -- cheering everybody on. The Daniels

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in -- Daniel is in the next heat false dock he would be looking

:31:56.:32:00.

forward to the moment he gets introduced to this capacity crowd

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way it works in the decathlon and you wonder why the gold medal

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favourite was not in this, the events are seeded according to your

:32:42.:32:46.

season's best times, and so these are the quickest men in this

:32:46.:32:56.
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particular event. All of these men are pretty good sprinters. Daniel

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Awde, we will see him in a second, is a very good sprinter. He gets

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big points in the 400m, not bad at the 100m either. The Russian

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champion. He is a young man on the upward trend as well, just 21 years

:33:19.:33:29.
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blood coursing through the veins. Let's see if he can build on that.

:33:49.:33:54.

Daniel's lifetime best is 10.85. He has done very close to that this

:33:54.:34:01.

year, 10.87. Nice and warm, hardly a breath of wind. It keeps moving

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around a little bit. They might just have it on their tails this

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 49 seconds

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personal best. That was into a headwind as wealth -- as well. What

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a start for the young man. If that is an official time, that will be

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worth 926 points. A cracking effort. I think you really worked from the

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crowd there. That introduction, you could see what it meant to him. He

:35:18.:35:28.
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was fired up and ready to go. 10.71, a new personal best. Great start!

:35:29.:35:33.

30 points more than Daniel has ever scored before and that is just what

:35:33.:35:40.

you want at the beginning of your very first Olympic experience. The

:35:40.:35:45.

crowd inspiring him. He kept his form, a little bit tight in the

:35:45.:35:50.

shoulders but you have just done a lifetime best, well done. I liked

:35:50.:35:55.

his form at the start, he stayed low and did not come up too soon.

:35:55.:36:05.
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The young Russian next to him was going well, too. Garcia's run, a

:36:07.:36:12.

very tall and powerful Cuban... By Daniel Ward had them all in the end.

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A good race. -- Awde. Cracking start. He looked good. I like

:36:25.:36:31.

seeing athletes to respond to the occasion, bring your best game.

:36:31.:36:37.

That will stand him in such good stead. More to come, I am sure. A

:36:37.:36:43.

series of personal bests for him. That is what he will be looking for.

:36:43.:36:53.
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position for the Cuban. Oh my God! Dear me! That is certainly one of

:37:25.:37:31.

the hazards of pole-vaulting, no fault of the pole vault or the

:37:31.:37:37.

athlete, but they do have a lifespan. Right in the middle. He

:37:38.:37:43.

is a very lucky young man. It broke in two places as well. That woke

:37:43.:37:53.
:37:53.:38:10.

is OK, thank goodness. That was a very interesting first event in the

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decathlon. No surprises that Ashton Eaton ran the fastest time ever in

:38:16.:38:20.

the Olympic arena. Just a few points ahead of his team-mate and

:38:20.:38:30.
:38:30.:38:37.

world champion, Trey Hardee. Damian What a response to the crowd, let's

:38:37.:38:44.

listen to it. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE He is loving

:38:44.:38:50.

that, isn't here. It is brilliant. Steve Cram says he

:38:50.:38:53.

loves to see an athlete be in that situation and wry as to the

:38:53.:38:59.

occasion. It does not get greater than this. -- and rise to the

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occasion. It really pumped him up and he delivered a personal best in

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the 100m, which is a great start for him. For some athletes,

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probably for Holly Bleasdale in the pole vault, that proved just a bit

:39:17.:39:23.

too much. Different athletes respond in different ways. For

:39:23.:39:28.

example, the music that they play it will be very irritating for me,

:39:28.:39:34.

but it has not bothered any of the athletes in the spring so far.

:39:34.:39:41.

Would someone like Daniel, there is no expectation -- or with someone.

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He is here to do his best and deliver. He is relaxed. It was very

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different for Holly Bleasdale, where there was some expectation.

:39:51.:39:58.

We thought she could get a medal. Maybe she felt a bit under pressure.

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Another big cheer. The Olympic 10,000m champion is out. We would

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see him very shortly. First back to the studio. Another very busy

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morning in the stadium. We just want to remind you of what else is

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happening in terms of the coverage from the Olympics. Live on BBC

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Three, it will be the women's car yet final. -- car yakking final.

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Kayaking. Two gold medals will be awarded at the Excel and centre in

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Mo Farah is inside the stadium right now, gearing up for the heat

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in his 5,000m race. BECTU Jonathan. -- back to Jonathan. It must be

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great for Mo Farah. To be back on the track. I don't know, he is

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coming to these championships with clear objectives. He has delivered

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on one of them. I am sure he is expecting a gold medal. I'm think

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he thinks he can do it. It is businesslike now, I think he will

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have put the 10,000m behind him. is qualification today, Mo does not

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want to stress himself out too much, he just needs to qualify. Steve

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Cram thought he had a better chance of the 10,000m. I will leave it to

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you to describe the action. What we meant was he had a great chance in

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both, he has already delivered in one. Delivering in the second can

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sometimes become a little bit easier, because you can run with a

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bit of freedom and the knowledge that you already an Olympic

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champion. This is an event in which we all know Mo Farah has more than

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five fastest from this heat will incidentally. If you have been

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following what has been happening, Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele

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were named as reserves in the 5,000m. Tirunesh Dibaba won a gold

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in the 10,000m. She is now in the five. Kenenisa Bekele did not do

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very well in the 10,000m, and he has gone home! I think the

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Ethiopians have got three very good athletes for the Brit to contend

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with. This is a historic moment, Steve. We have never, ever seen a

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British distance runner, an Olympic gold medallist, start a race.

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energy levels occasionally get high, and the first thing I thought was,

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I cannot wait to hear Mo Farah introduced to the crowd this

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morning. Seriously? As Olympic champion. Mo Farah, Olympic

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champion. Fantastic. Let's keep saying that. We may be saying it

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again. He could change his name by one of the Ethiopian EST. The

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second fastest 5,000m runner in the They want Mo Farah to win this race.

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This is another Olympic medallist from Kenya. Mo Farah does not want

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to win this race, he wants to be in the top five. He just needs to

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qualify here. Isiah Koech another one to watch.

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are just two heats. So the guys in the second heat always have a

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slight advantage, knowing how fast the first one goes. And the good

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athletes in the bunch, and cannot see any of them wanting to push it

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on. There are all capable of running a good last 600. That is

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all but it will be required. Some experienced athletes in their who

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will look around this field and think, OK, I still think I can

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finish in the top five. It is then went you get into the next kind of

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phalanx of athletes who perhaps are not used to this kind of race. A

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lot of these athletes, they get the big times but it is different when

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you come and you run in the heat. Absolutely right. It is hard to run

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in it and he'd because every step that you run is a step that you do

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not want to run. You do not want to be tired, you want to keep it for

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the final. I really would love Mo Farah just to hit the front just

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for a little bit. He has to be a bit of a show man when he was a

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young man. Then he settles down and started to take his athletics

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seriously. But I would just like him to beat in the front for a time

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to hear the roar of the crowd. I remember when he was in the world

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cross country team and they all turned up with their hair dyed! I'm

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certain that Mo Farah up was the one who had instigated that.

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That was funny because he was expected to run really well in that

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junior cross-country but he did not run well at all. Two of them came

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and knocked on the door of the commentary box. I opened the door

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and Mo Farah said, I am Mo Farah, can you interviewed me for the

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television? I said, when you run better than that, I will introduce

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you! He has always been a character. There are quite a few stories about

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his younger days, some of them have not been made public! He is

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entertaining in a different way now. He's still a great character and

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much loved within the British team. Is that the one about him jumping

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off the bridge into the River?! No he jumped off the bridge

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laps, as expected. The first 1,000m was fairly slow. Lopez Lomong is

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just beside Mo Farah, from the United States. A little bit like Mo

:49:49.:49:59.
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Farah, he was a refugee from Sudan. He has been held up as a bit of a

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standard bearer for American athletics. He has now moved up to

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the 500m -- 5,000m and has done these Olympic Games. Galen Rupp

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already with a silver medal. He is of course going in the 5,000m as

:50:46.:50:56.
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well. Fairly steady running here now. Mo

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Farah enjoyed the crowd, the reception, but with eight laps to

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go he gets down to business. And I'm so impressed with the set-up he

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has got around him, her really big team of supporters. The British

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endurance squad, he is part of that when he comes over here. When he

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finished the race he took a recovery drink and then he got a

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massage and then he goes into an ice bath. He stays in there for a

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couple of minutes and that helps with the muscle recovery. So that

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recovery system, I spoke to his physiologist the other day and he

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said that he had recovered brilliantly. That is because he ran

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it at a pace when he was very comfortable in the first part of

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his race. A huge roar for the British record

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holder, Sophie Hitchon. She is down in 15th place, such is

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the quality in this competition. She likes it! That could be a new

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British record. What a performance by Sophie Hitchon! Her coach and

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mentor... That is a really good response to that final round the

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throat which could have seen her totally eliminated. Can she make it

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through and? 71 metres and 98. That is the new British record.

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When you have 80,000 people cheering for you, the actor and an

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-- the Jhelum and it must be front, getting a bit of a cheer.

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He is a target now, look at the way they are running! That is what

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comes of being the Olympic champion, when you make a move, the whole

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field follows you. Five laps to go. The crowd are starting to respond

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to this. Just got clipped from behind, that is what we do not want.

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Isiah Koech thinking enough is enough. For the first time now this

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Darge running at a pace that the good athletes would be used to. --

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they start running. Shugi on Mo Farah's shoulder. The

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field is starting to gather. The athletes have got targets to

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qualify. Mo Farah now thinking about getting himself out of that

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group and getting into a better position. The crowd responding once

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again. Just brilliant to see a British gold medallist in action.

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He does not want to win this one, but the crowd want him to win it!

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Koech on the inside. Three laps to go and Mo Farah doing

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the right thing. That little trip from behind just reminding him to

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keep as much space around him as possible. But he is like a magnet

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now. There is a bit more pushing and shoving.

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This group is quite large, they need to spread out a little.

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All the big names here. It is only going to get faster from here.

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Birmingham from a Australia one of the athletes resort running really

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well at Crystal Palace. Two laps to go. This is when the

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race can start. Mo Farah has to time this one properly.

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The to 18 year-olds controlling this.

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Lopez Lomong with his good 1500 this year. Moffat looking poised.

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This is for real, he has to get amongst them now. We know what he

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can do well over the shorter sprint. There they go.

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The gap begins to open. Mo Farah in fourth place, in a qualifying

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position. He needs to make sure he finishes

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in the first five, that is all he wants to do.

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They are making him work for this. There are six athletes and only

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five will definitely qualifies. Koech in second place. Mo Farah

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just looking around, checking where the danger is. He is OK.

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Soi in sixth place. That was being wound up and have wound up. Mo

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Farah had to work hard there. That burst of pace from this man it was

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something that I'm sure he did not enjoy. He did have to work for it.

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And even when you are the Olympic champion, and it can still be hard

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work, particularly when you do not want to do it. That is exactly it,

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he would love to go straight to the finals. And that is always going to

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hurt you. Moffat does not want to win this, he wanted to finish in

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the first five but at this point he had to finish in the first five

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because there were six athletes in left. Mo will have found that

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difficult in the last couple of laps, but he has now got the chance

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to run the race that he doesn't want to run, and that is the final

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of the men's 5,000m. That is the first time we have ever seen a

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British distance runner that is a gold medallist lose a race. When

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are you going to stop? I love sailing it! Olympic champion Mo

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Farah comes off the track. You will see him again in a couple of days.

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Go for it, Mo. Brendan, Jonathan was making the point earlier about

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the 10,005 1,000, I think Mo will have to be absolutely at his best

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to win this -- the 10,000m and the 5,000m. I think more men can cope

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with the final kick in this as well. That injection of pace that we saw

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at the end from Ibrahimov was better than anything I have seen

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from him before, and when Mo gets to the final, he will want to be

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controlling it a bit more when he gets to the last 600, rather than

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After the euphoria, you had to get back to business. Yes, it was

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pretty difficult. I was pretty tired. That took more from me than

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I thought, but it is all good. I got a great reception from the

:02:07.:02:12.

crowd. It is nice to get through to the final. You said you kept

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getting caught. A lot of pushing and shoving. The pace getting up

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and down. That is what happens in the heats. Hopefully the final will

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settle down. Last year, having not won the gold, you said you were the

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hungriest in the field for the 5,000m and then you got the gold.

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Do you think you will have more of a sense of freedom now? Yes. I will

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give 110%. It just depends how my legs allow me. It wasn't as easy, I

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would have liked to have run a lot slower just then, but I will just

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have to recover. I have a great medical team. Hopefully I will

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recover. All the very best, Mo. They are due to everybody for your

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support. Thank you. -- thank you to everybody. That was a difficult

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morning's work for Mo but safely and the others will have to sit and

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watch the second semi-final. Earlier, we saw a brilliant

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performance from Sophie Hitchon, just 21 years old. She screamed it

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out into the arena. Her coach, Derek Afellay, will be delighted,

:03:46.:03:51.

as was the athlete herself. A brand new British record and a possible

:03:51.:04:00.

What about that? A British record on the biggest day of your life.

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was in great shape when I came in and I knew that. The first one, I

:04:05.:04:09.

clipped the cage a bit, and the next one went better, and I knew it

:04:09.:04:14.

was there but you only have one left and I was like, it is all or

:04:14.:04:19.

nothing! Now I just have to wait and hope I make the final. What is

:04:19.:04:25.

that feeling like when you know you have nailed it? You just know. I

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knew as soon as I let go of it. It is just being relaxed. As soon as I

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let it go I was like, yes. I did not know it was quite that far. I

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knew it was over 70 and that is what I wanted today. And a great

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chance to make the final. We sought Daniel Awde did it. Mo women. What

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is it like? -- we saw Daniel Awde do it, and Mo women as well.

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can't wait to be in the final. I just have to cross my fingers. If I

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don't make it, I am not bothered. I have thrown my personal best and

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there is nothing more I can do. was a wonderful performance, you

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should be proud. Thank you very for more world record holders, and

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the current world record holder, and the former world champion. She

:05:40.:05:45.

beat a host of great athletes. Only the top 12 will make it through to

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5,000m. 12 and a half laps. Nick McCormick goes for Great Britain.

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An experienced athlete. He could well have to run faster than he has

:06:07.:06:14.

ever run before, depending on the nature of the race. Galen Rupp, who

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won the silver medal behind Mo Farah, and Craig Mottram,

:06:20.:06:25.

Commonwealth champion from Australia. Gebremeskel is the

:06:25.:06:31.

fastest athlete in the world this year for this. Bernard Lagat as

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well, of course, a legend. Not just in the United States but around the

:06:37.:06:44.

world of distance running. Well known in Britain. Former world

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champion in 1,500m and 5,000m, and Olympic bronze medallist. Galen

:06:49.:06:59.

Rupp, training partner, friend and rival of Mo Farah. The two embraced

:06:59.:07:05.

after they beat the might of Africa the other evening. A surprise

:07:05.:07:15.
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bronze medallist yesterday in the 1,500m, Iguider. Another Ethiopian

:07:15.:07:20.

in very good shape. Quickly, Brendan, Nick McCormick is among us

:07:20.:07:26.

some very, very strong company. is a very difficult one, this.

:07:26.:07:35.

Seven of these athletes have broken 13 minutes of 5,000m, which means

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they are faster than Nick McCormick. He has done well this year. He had

:07:39.:07:44.

a couple of years in the wilderness. He has started to be coached again

:07:44.:07:52.

by Lynsey done. He has one the Commonwealth Games and the European

:07:52.:07:56.

Championships. This is something he has been dreaming about for a long

:07:56.:08:00.

time, to represent Great Britain in the Olympic Games in London, and I

:08:00.:08:07.

think he has done well to get this far. Let's see how we can respond.

:08:07.:08:12.

Craig Mottram of Australia, interestingly enough, he has

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decided 13.27 was what the runners did in the first round, so in the

:08:16.:08:26.
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second heat, he has set out to give himself a chance to make this quick,

:08:27.:08:37.
:08:37.:08:37.

deciding to run first serve than the 13.27. -- run faster than. The

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second heat always know what they have got to beat. They could go

:08:42.:08:48.

through as fast as losers. Craig Mottram is just happy to lead them

:08:48.:08:54.

through a very steady pace. Nick McCormick, trapped on the curve.

:08:55.:09:03.

There are 21 athletes in this race and he is 14th, 15th position.

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McCormack is going to run this race as though it is a final. -- Nick

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McCormick. Alistair Cragg is the ahead of him, the Irishman. The

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pace is being laid down and Craig Mottram is doing the job. This is a

:09:29.:09:32.

more comfortable pace for the athletes, more like the pace they

:09:32.:09:37.

will do in training and in hard races. Remember Craig Mottram in

:09:38.:09:42.

2008, one of the favourites, got knocked out in the heats, and that

:09:42.:09:47.

was because he did not gauge his pace. He isn't making that mistake

:09:47.:09:51.

today. He is giving himself a chance to qualify, doing this

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absolutely right. If he isn't in the first five, he will be in the

:09:57.:10:03.

position to qualify if he runs faster than 13.27. Mo Farah's

:10:03.:10:12.

training partner, Galen Rupp, in second place. Bernard Lagat is in

:10:12.:10:16.

third place. He has been outstanding over the years and he

:10:16.:10:22.

will be a danger in the final. He is less comfortable in two rounds

:10:22.:10:26.

and he is in one round. He hasn't looked as good to me this year but

:10:26.:10:31.

we will find out if he is ready for the Olympic Games. Craig Mottram is

:10:31.:10:41.
:10:41.:10:43.

doing a sterling job. 11 seconds faster than the first heat. Nick

:10:43.:10:48.

McCormick is on the edge in terms of running at a pace that may not

:10:48.:10:58.
:10:58.:11:14.

comfortable at the moment. He is getting a good pace set by Craig

:11:14.:11:21.

Mottram. They are running at 13.10, which is exactly right. Nick

:11:21.:11:26.

McCormick would have to run a personal best. If he runs inside

:11:26.:11:32.

13.20, which he has done before, he could get to the final. We did not

:11:32.:11:40.

have a finalist in the steeplechase and there 1,500m. We have one

:11:40.:11:45.

finalist in the 800m. It would be good to see Nick McCormick get to

:11:45.:11:55.
:11:55.:12:09.

the final, it would be a great of seasons this year. But he is

:12:09.:12:14.

looking confident and strong. Asking for a bit of help. His Galen

:12:14.:12:21.

Rupp prepared to take it on? He has done his bit and he is giving these

:12:21.:12:25.

athletes a chance, and they know that. They should work together

:12:25.:12:29.

because it is to all of their advantage. 10 of them can get rid

:12:29.:12:34.

of the final if they keep going at this pace. If you do you share and

:12:34.:12:40.

you run steadily, with a lap to go and you know you are qualifying

:12:40.:12:45.

under 13.20, you don't even need to sprint in the last lap and that is

:12:45.:12:49.

a physical advantage, so steady running is much more conducive to

:12:49.:12:59.

recovery. Galen Rupp knows what he's doing. Good, solid running. A

:12:59.:13:05.

64-second place. That is great. These guys can run faster. They

:13:05.:13:10.

should be thanking Craig Mottram and Galen Rupp. I wouldn't be a bit

:13:10.:13:15.

surprised if these athletes had this conversation. Craig Mottram

:13:15.:13:19.

was burned last time in 2008. He had the chance to do something

:13:19.:13:24.

similar in Beijing but he did not have any information, he did not

:13:24.:13:29.

know what time he was supposed to run, but he has made it his

:13:29.:13:34.

business to find that today. He has done that well. He is getting good

:13:34.:13:41.

assistance from Galen Rupp, who is now in -- inviting somebody else to

:13:41.:13:46.

takeover. They should do that, no point running fast and then slowing

:13:46.:13:54.

down. Who will help now? Galen Rupp running out wide. Mo Farah watching

:13:54.:14:02.

his friend. Galen Rupp decides to go back into the lead. Craig

:14:02.:14:08.

Mottram is looking comfortable. Right at the back of that group is

:14:08.:14:12.

Nick McCormick of Great Britain, still looking comfortable. No

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distress at the moment. This group is full of quality and it does

:14:18.:14:22.

contain Nick McCormick. If you were in this group and aiming for the

:14:22.:14:27.

final, you would say, thanks very much Craig Mottram, thanks very

:14:27.:14:32.

much Galen Rupp. There is no point one in all these laps at a good

:14:32.:14:36.

pace and then slimming-down and jogging so I hope somebody else

:14:36.:14:41.

takes it up -- and then at slowing down. They know how to work hard,

:14:41.:14:46.

these athletes, and they are throwing it away a little. This is

:14:46.:14:52.

a little bit silly. It certainly has slowed down a bit. Nick

:14:52.:15:02.
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spoke to Galen up about what they were going to do this morning. --

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Rupp. The professionalism of the man that he has developed in the

:15:25.:15:35.
:15:35.:15:38.

last few years is amazing. Come on Craig, you have to do your

:15:38.:15:48.
:15:48.:15:48.

bit! That is much quicker than the first

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heat. Craig Mottram recognising that the pace had perhaps slipped a

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little bit so he is taking it on All ahead of Nick McCormick at the

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moment. But it is Craig Mottram still leading, trying to keep the

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pace going. Craig gave them all the opportunity.

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They're not seizing that opportunity. And some of them could

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regret that. They're all queuing up and as soon as they get to the

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second place they just hold back. Around 17 athletes in this leading

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group. We have not seen any sign of Bernard Lagat yet. Moses Kipsiro

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pushing on. Kipsiro in the 10,000m, his shoe came off! He is a very

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good athlete. It looks as if Nick McCormick is in

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trouble now. He only has to beat a couple of the athletes ahead of him.

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The way they are going right now, there could easily be 10 qualifiers

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from this group. Great Mongeham disappointing the fading away. --

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Craig Mottram. Mo Farah watching, studying this

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well, really struggling there. What information is Mo Farah at

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gathering from this one? He will be watching Bernard Lagat. He is in

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that group. Just coasting on the inside. 600 metres remaining. And

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that is nearly enough. It is beginning to wind up Kipsiro,

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Rupp there as well. Iguider showing for the first time as well.

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Some of them will have been working out the times they need to get

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through. That is the qualifying group. They know what they're doing.

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Finished in the first 10, keep going, and that is you through to

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the final. At the moment, Galen Rupp does not need to be in the

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first five. Here comes Bernard Lagat down the inside.

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Where is Nick McCormick? Struggling a little bit. Just about to cross

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the line. We think he is about 13th. He gave it absolutely everything.

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Craig Mottram just crossing the line. That wasn't have won it for

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Mick McCormick. But I thought he ran OK today. Galen Rupp in seventh

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place. He knew exactly what he had to do. He is alongside Kipsiro.

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Bernard Lagat coming through, just reminding us he is still very good.

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Galen Rupp confident that the fastest losers are coming from this

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heat. There is Nick McCormick. That was an OK run from him. He has been

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through a tough time and that was a good the Olympic experience for him.

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Hopefully the rest of his career Hopefully the rest of his career

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can progress from there. Well Nick McCormick is here. What

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about the race performance today? am actually really pleased. I did

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everything I possibly could. I wanted to come here and make sure I

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gave it everything, no matter what. That is the second fastest time I

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have ever run for the 5,000m. It is a very different race. But I loved

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every minute of it. I am just disappointed that I missed out on

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the final by a couple of spots. But it is just a brilliant occasion,

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the crowd was fantastic. I have, long way from where I was at two

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years ago. I could not be here without my coaches. I'm just

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disappointed not to make the final, I think I could have done that. It

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was a scrappy race. There was kicking and everything. I just did

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not have enough today but I gave it absolutely everything and I have

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got no regrets. In 20 or 30 years I will be thinking I gave it

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everything. He performed in the Olympic Games at London, you will

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Olympic Games at London, you will always remember that.

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Certainly the first five very close Nick McCormick just outside of a

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qualifying position. Sad news for Nick McCormick and sad

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news in the decathlon as well. The former champion and former world

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record holder, Sebrle. Unfortunately he has now pulled out.

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He has not turned up for the long jump and that is a shame. That

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could be the end of what was a could be the end of what was a

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fantastic career. These are the standings after that

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first event. Ashton Eaton giving a very good indication of what kind

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of shape he is in. Steve Lewis Nell's it! Very good indeed. Five

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metres 50. Good stuff from Steve Lewis. He has

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beaten most of the world's best vaulters at some point in 2012.

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And excellent entry into this qualifying competition. Ashton

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Eaton now in the first round. That is very good indeed. Sebrle,

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we understand, did warm up for the long jump. What a great champion he

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has been. Ashton Eaton in control. Good effort by the American. Daniel

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Auld still pumped up from that superb run earlier. A huge roar

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from the crowd. That looks long. It is a red flag. Daniel has got a

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couple more attempts. The adrenalin probably still running through him

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from the race. Steve Lewis this morning in the

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pole vault qualifying. He will be relieved. He can hope leek go on

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now and get into the final. Daniel Auld I think getting a little bit

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Auld I think getting a little bit carried away. A word on Sebrle. He

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is one of the legends. He has been a great ambassador for the Czech

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Republic. He took over from the Olympic champion in 2000. I have

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grown up with him from the junior into the senior competitions and he

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has been a fantastic all-round athlete. We will be back shortly

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with the women's 800m event. The highlight this morning has

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probably been Mo Farah going comfortably into the final of the

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5,000m. He finished third in his heat. That final is on Saturday

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night. So he has got about three days to prepare. Time to hand you

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over to Matt Baker. What else have you got coming up? We have got

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showjumping coming up. So fingers crossed for an individual medal

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there. And also an unbelievable high bar final in the gymnastics

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yesterday. And we have that champion hopefully coming into the

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