BBC One: Day 12: 09.00-11.30 Olympics


BBC One: Day 12: 09.00-11.30

Canoeing and athletics from day 12 of the Games, with Tim Brabants going for gold in the K1 1,000m final, and Mo Farah competing in the heats of the men's 5,000m.


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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

:31:02.:31:09.

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

:31:09.:31:15.

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

:34:13.:34:19.

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

:36:13.:36:17.

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.
:36:40.:36:41.

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.
:40:02.:40:08.

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.
:45:32.:45:34.

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.

:47:40.:47:45.

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.
:53:19.:53:19.

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

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

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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

:00:16.:00:24.

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

:01:36.:01:46.
:01:46.:01:47.

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

:01:47.:01:57.
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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

:04:08.:04:12.

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

:04:22.:04:27.

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

:04:53.:04:57.

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

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:05:07.:05:08.

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

:05:15.:05:20.

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

:05:52.:05:58.

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

:06:09.:06:15.

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

:06:15.:06:20.

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

:06:20.:06:27.

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

:06:50.:06:54.

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

:07:01.:07:07.

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

:07:15.:07:21.

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

:07:21.:07:27.

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

:07:27.:07:35.

-- 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

:07:39.:07:45.

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

:08:22.:08:26.

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

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:08:36.:08:55.

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

:08:55.:09:05.
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and not his best event. The man from Kazakhstani won the bronze

:09:21.:09:24.

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

:09:24.:09:28.

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

:09:31.:09:38.

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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:10:49.:10:57.

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

:11:23.:11:31.

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

:11:37.:11:42.

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

:12:24.:12:32.

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

:12:37.:12:46.

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.

:13:17.:13:27.
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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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:17:14.:17:27.

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

:20:17.:20:27.
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indication of the sort of shape the former world record holder is in.

:20:29.:20:35.

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

:20:57.:21:06.

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

:21:27.:21:37.
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throws to go. The result of the second heat in the decathlon.

:21:41.:21:51.
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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

:22:27.:22:31.

not really get started in this competition at all. Big

:22:31.:22:41.
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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

:22:52.:23:02.
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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

:23:36.:23:46.
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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

:24:00.:24:10.
:24:10.:24:10.

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

:24:10.:24:18.

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

:28:05.:28:15.
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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

:28:29.:28:39.
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best possible style he can. And that is a solid start.

:28:40.:28:47.

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

:31:49.:31:56.

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

:32:00.:32:10.
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way it works in the decathlon and you wonder why the gold medal

:32:35.:32:42.

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

:32:57.:33:02.

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

:33:02.:33:10.

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.
:33:29.:33:49.

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

:35:06.:35:14.

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.

:36:12.:36:22.
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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

:38:10.:38:16.

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

:38:59.:39:04.

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,

:39:12.:39:17.

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

:39:47.:39:51.

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

:41:44.:41:54.
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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

:51:45.:51:55.
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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

:52:43.:52:53.
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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

:55:44.:55:49.

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

:56:40.:56:49.

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

:58:57.:59:07.
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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

:59:41.:59:46.

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

:59:52.:59:59.

work, particularly when you do not want to do it. That is exactly it,

:59:59.:00:03.

he would love to go straight to the finals. And that is always going to

:00:03.:00:10.

hurt you. Moffat does not want to win this, he wanted to finish in

:00:10.:00:15.

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

:00:30.:00:36.

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

:00:59.:01:04.

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

:01:16.:01:20.

the 10,005 1,000, I think Mo will have to be absolutely at his best

:01:20.:01:28.

to win this -- the 10,000m and the 5,000m. I think more men can cope

:01:28.:01:32.

with the final kick in this as well. That injection of pace that we saw

:01:32.:01:38.

at the end from Ibrahimov was better than anything I have seen

:01:38.:01:43.

from him before, and when Mo gets to the final, he will want to be

:01:43.:01:47.

controlling it a bit more when he gets to the last 600, rather than

:01:47.:01:57.

After the euphoria, you had to get back to business. Yes, it was

:01:57.:02:02.

pretty difficult. I was pretty tired. That took more from me than

:02:03.:02:07.

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

:02:12.:02:18.

getting caught. A lot of pushing and shoving. The pace getting up

:02:18.:02:22.

and down. That is what happens in the heats. Hopefully the final will

:02:22.:02:28.

settle down. Last year, having not won the gold, you said you were the

:02:28.:02:33.

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

:02:39.:02:47.

give 110%. It just depends how my legs allow me. It wasn't as easy, I

:02:47.:02:52.

would have liked to have run a lot slower just then, but I will just

:02:52.:02:57.

have to recover. I have a great medical team. Hopefully I will

:02:57.:03:03.

recover. All the very best, Mo. They are due to everybody for your

:03:03.:03:11.

support. Thank you. -- thank you to everybody. That was a difficult

:03:11.:03:21.
:03:21.:03:30.

morning's work for Mo but safely and the others will have to sit and

:03:30.:03:34.

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

:03:40.:03:46.

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

:04:25.:04:30.

knew as soon as I let go of it. It is just being relaxed. As soon as I

:04:31.:04:36.

let it go I was like, yes. I did not know it was quite that far. I

:04:36.:04:41.

knew it was over 70 and that is what I wanted today. And a great

:04:41.:04:49.

chance to make the final. We sought Daniel Awde did it. Mo women. What

:04:49.:04:58.

is it like? -- we saw Daniel Awde do it, and Mo women as well.

:04:58.:05:03.

can't wait to be in the final. I just have to cross my fingers. If I

:05:03.:05:08.

don't make it, I am not bothered. I have thrown my personal best and

:05:08.:05:13.

there is nothing more I can do. was a wonderful performance, you

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:05:23.:05:31.

should be proud. Thank you very for more world record holders, and

:05:31.:05:40.

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

:05:45.:05:55.
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5,000m. 12 and a half laps. Nick McCormick goes for Great Britain.

:06:03.:06:07.

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

:06:14.:06:20.

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

:06:31.:06:37.

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

:06:44.:06:49.

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.
:07:15.:07:15.

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

:07:35.:07:39.

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

:08:12.:08:16.

decided 13.27 was what the runners did in the first round, so in the

:08:16.:08:26.
:08:26.:08:27.

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

:08:37.:08:42.

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.

:09:03.:09:10.

McCormack is going to run this race as though it is a final. -- Nick

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:09:20.:09:24.

McCormick. Alistair Cragg is the ahead of him, the Irishman. The

:09:24.:09:29.

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

:09:51.:09:57.

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

:14:12.:14:18.

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.
:15:02.:15:16.

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

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last few years is amazing. Come on Craig, you have to do your

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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

:25:44.:25:53.

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

:28:07.:28:17.
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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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Mishal Husain, Rishi Persad and Jonathan Edwards present coverage from day 12 of the Games. Their first stop is Eton Dorney, where Tim Brabants is hoping to win Olympic gold again in the men's kayak single 1,000m final. After that athletics take centre stage, with the spotlight again on Mo Farah in the heats of the men's 5,000m.

Canoe sprint: 09.38 Men's kayak single (K1) 1,000m final

Canoe commentators: Andrew Cotter Helen Reeves

Athletics: 10.10 Men's decathlon 100m heats 10.45 Men's 5,000m round 1 heats 11.10 Men's decathlon long jump

Athletics commentators: Steve Cram Paul Dickenson Brendan Foster Phil Jones.


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