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COMMENTATOR: Very nice work, Usain Bolt wins it. Blake almost

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Then Good morning, and welcome once again to Olympic Park, which has

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witnessed so much excitement and emotion over the last 12 days.

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Today, there are no less than 23 gold medals to be won. And, at

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8.55pm this evening: Usain St Leo Bolt has his eyes on another prize.

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Jamaica's finest is going for an unprecedented second successive

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sprint double, in the 200 metres tonight.

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Elsewhere, big British hopes for Keri-Anne Payne this afternoon.

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After silver in Beijing, could there be open water gold at Hyde

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Park today? Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell

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hope to deliver a second sailing gold. Can they overcome the

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Australian leaders in the men's 470 medal race?

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Nicola Adams could become the first woman ever to win an Olympic gold,

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if she can overcome her nemesis, Ren Cancan of China.

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And, Rachel Cawthorn hopes to get amongst the medals in the canoe

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sprint at Eton Dorney this morning. That women's kayak single featuring

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Rachel Cawthorn is at 10.15 today. Keri-Anne Payne's 10k swim is at

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midday. And Nicola Adams goes for gold at

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4.30. But it's an early start in the

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stadium this morning, because the athletics are already underway.

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Usain Bolt will be making that appearance tonight. But let's see

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what the morning has in store, with Jonathan Edwards.

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One the sun is beating done. There ought will understand why we are

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obsessed with the weather. A lot is happening, urged the decathlon

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continues, the women's high jump qualification.

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We are well past halfway in this Olympics. Three gold medals on that

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first Saturday, things have hit the buffers since then, are we on

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target? It is looking as if we've not -- we may not hit that eight

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medal target. But, would I change it for that magical Saturday? Three

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gold medals. I am not sure I would. That highlight will shine through

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no matter what happens. Yes, we need Mo Farah to deliver a gold.

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But, for me, it has been a very rewarding championships. That is

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interesting, the emotional Saturday night. When the number crunchers of

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UK Sport sit down with UK Athletics. They will not worry about the

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emotion. They will be comparing it to other sports. They will say,

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cycling delivered this, everyone has their own individual

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expectations. I still think, those three gold medals are magical for

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us. We want ultimately to inspire others. I wouldn't swap those three

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gold medals. What happened especially on that

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first Saturday, in the stadium, the expectation was so high. Every

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other athlete competing wanted to be part of that. The atmosphere,

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the energy of the crowd. But it hasn't quite worked out like that.

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When you think about it, some athletes may not have got a medal

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but they have set British records, personal bests. I cannot say the

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team has failed in any way. still have Mo Farah to come, maybe

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the relay. If we got six, it would be close to what was anticipated.

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think it will be deemed a very successful Chava ships for us.

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Those three gold medals, especially Greg Rutherford, and to top it off

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with Lawrence Clarke in 4th place, an amazing performance.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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Over to the action now, the always had very good second days.

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Particularly in the pole vault a brilliant start yet date in the

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100m, didn't get away to be well in the long jump and withdrew, injured.

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Disappointment for the British No. Cuban on the righthand side of the

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screen. Van Alphen is having difficulty. Coertzen, the south

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Cuban. He has run quite a long wait under 14 seconds. Figuring out what

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went wrong. The other Cuban may hang on to -- may struggle to hang

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on to 6th position. He normally has a very good second day. Lying in

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6th place going into this event. Not a bad performance from him, not

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too far away from his best of this year. There they are, together.

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Garcia, the taller. The other Cuban lacks a little bit of pace, a

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stocky guy. Hurdling pretty well. Garcia are able to make a little

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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For the winner, Coertzen of South One more heed to go, featuring the

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world champion. Let us look back to Jamaicans would come back. A

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Sorry to confuse you, two more heats in the one harder than 10

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hurdles in the decathlon. Let us chat about that 200m final.

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We thought it would be faster. think we had hoped. It is so rare

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to see someone run under 22 seconds for the women's 200, we really

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expected her to run quicker. But, a fantastic performance, she was a

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majestic. A great performer, great to see her finally get back gold

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medal she so craved, having been silver on so many other occasions.

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She performed brilliantly, she held her form so well. The others could

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not catch her. We were really surprised. One of the things which

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is interesting about the Felix,... Her personal best is only 10.89!

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But she has a great range of movement. Usain Bolt has the added

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advantage he can move that stride length very quickly. If she could

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have a quarter of the turnover of some of her competitors, we would

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see her running faster. The is that something she could work on? It is

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part of your DNA. You can only train your muscles so far, your

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cadence. Luckily, she has great speed and endurance. And you get

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results like she delivers. didn't Allyson Felix go for the 200

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and 400 double. She tried that in Daegu, and was not as successful as

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she would have liked to have been there. She has learned it is not an

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easy double to do. She needed this Olympic medal. Working on some of

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the speed has helped her in the 200. But her endurance from the 400,

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combined, it was a perfect result for her. A surprising second and

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third, I would say. I would definitely say that. Campbell Brown.

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She had been slightly in front. Fraser-Pryce has been working on

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speed and endurance. A wonderful performance. Back to the track for

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second day. But he needs to find out something outstanding. He is in

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15th place. I don't know if competing in the European

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Championships affected him? But the first day did not go very well for

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him at all. Another man who did not finish off so well. The Ukrainian.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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personal best. I thought he had lost it in the middle of the race.

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But continuing what is turning out to beat a great a Olympic campaign.

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with that performance. Clattered the first hurdle. But he did not

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panic. Kept the pedal down and came away in the end. It puts that the

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pressure on Damian Warner, the Canadian just ahead of him. That

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was a big hit from his leader leg There is just one heat left in the

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110-metre hurdles. It does include Ashton Eton. And we will now locker

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yesterday's final of the 110-metre the mark of a man who knew all the

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had to do was bring his best form at the right time, and he did it

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again. It is a shame to see the champion go out like that. That is

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what he has been doing all year. 12.92! A new personal best. As

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Steve Cram said, he has been doing Colin Jackson, you must have

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enjoyed that? He is a great guy, wonderful to talk to, very animated

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when he is describing his racing. That's what I love about him. We

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did have a quick word with him in Monte Carlo, to save the most

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important thing is to win this Olympic title. Don't bother trying

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to push yourself even more and get a fast time, deliver the

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performance that mattered. He has done that will stop he can go on to

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the circuit now with a great platform. Once he has this title,

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he can go from strength to strength. Laurence Clarke, exceeded all

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expectations? It was brilliant to see him in this final. It was a

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pleasant surprise. He accounted a himself very well. It it's a huge

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sign he has arrived in world-class hurdling. These are the top eight

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in the world who can make Championship finals. For him to be

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in this company and then come thought was a real outstanding

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performance. What we are noticing is he had a clean hurdle race. He

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gave himself every opportunity to be in contention to get a personal

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best and be in the mix. It was great to see, he is a wonderful

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character. He really is a character. Back to Aries Merritt, he has been

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in this groove of 12.92, 12.93, 12 per 94, DeDee thing he would have

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gone quicker? It is about a rhythm. Wants to establish it, it is

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difficult to break out of it, either way. Break out of running

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slower, he ran 12.94 in the semi- final. You just settle in it will

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stop it might be difficult to shake himself up a little, push himself.

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Take the risk of these hurdles coming at you much quicker. But

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when he will break through and make the change in his life and perhaps

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take the world records. Laurence Clarke did just missed out on a

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medal, but and UK Sport will be happy but Charles will be gone?

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am sure Charles will smile because there were days gone by when head

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coaches came nowhere near having three gold medals, so he will be

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happy to take that. This is the final heat of the 110-metre hurdles

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looking very relaxed this morning. the time he set this year. He is

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having a cracking couple of days. In third place overnight, Trey

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Hardee, the former world champion. He really is playing catch-up

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against the man who broke the world record earlier this year, a couple

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of lanes outside him. The Lithuanian is in 18th place overall.

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The German, the top German decathlete in the Olympics at the

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moment. Then Ashton Eton, the top of former in three out of the five

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events yesterday, finishes off with a massive score in the 400m. 46.9

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he ran, which was absolutely brilliant. The Chilean is 13.81

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wearing the green number because he is in the lead. He has led since

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the beginning of the first day, the fastest 100-metre runner, 10.35,

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the greatest long jumper and the best 400m runner at a 46.9! Just as

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a matter of record, the fastest time in a decathlon hurdles, 13.47,

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and that was bide the great German in Atlanta in 1996. -- by the great

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But Ashton Eton going into the lead. Trey Hardee has won it. It will be

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a photograph. 13.55, but Trey Hardee if confirmed by the winner,

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that is a new lifetime best. Maybe the destination of this gold medal

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is not over yet. 1034 points. What a great start for the Americans on

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Hardee. Ashton Eton hit two hurdles and it put him off balance. Trey

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Hardee finished a better. Hit the last one himself, but strongly

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through the line. Only 20 points difference, but it does eat into

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the lead a little. That is a big run from the two of them. It is a

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personal best the Trey Hardee and it strengthens his silver-medal

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position, if nothing else. Ashton- under-Lyne just knocked off balance.

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and Trey Hardee gets it on the dip. When Ashton Eton broke the world

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record for the decathlon earlier on this year, he ran 13.7, so it is

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still faster despite the fact he lost out by a few points to Trey

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Hardee. Still on course, not for a world record necessarily, but to

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challenge the magical 9,000 point barrier. He clattered that one. So,

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his lead was 220 points, that will have been cut by a little bit, but

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he is still in the lead and still some events to come. Great start

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for the American. About seven or eight inches in it. Trey Hardee

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with a new lifetime best performance and you cannot do any

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deficit by Trey Hardee has been cut a little bit. Damian Warner hanging

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on to third place, despite the fantastic personal best by the

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Her it was three gold medals for the Americans last night. Colin,

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tell us about decathletes, 110- metre hurdles style? Usually they

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are pretty awful. But today we saw two athletes who are good at that.

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Denise, de Cathy Reed son not as flexible as athletes tend to be. --

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decathletes. He did not have to do the shot put? Exactly. I do not

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like this seven stride approach that so many hurdlers are adopting.

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It does not get into the frequency apart. I could do, but it is not

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about that, it is to be as effective and efficient as they can

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to score as many points as they can. He does show he has range of

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movement. Because they are heavier, when they hit the barriers, it does

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not affect them as much. But because there technique is not so

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sharp, for force created when they do hit them, send them along on

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their merry way, so they have to First there is this seven to eight

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strides to the first hurdle. Arras Merritt said he is seven strides

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now. Why can some athletes hit hurdles, and some athletes cannot?

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Seven strides, if you are tall and have long legs, I understand

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because it is the only way you can get into the barrier accurately. It

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is about being accurate at the first hurdle. Hitting hurdles? It

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is about your position over the barrier. I used to go into the

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hurdle committed with my torso. But then I used to land and turn my

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trail leg in a funny way, which is unique to me, I could not afford to

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clip a barrier. Because it would always carry me to the direction I

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wanted to go. Allen Johnson used to put the fours on his front leg and

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went in a straight line. It is about it sitting used. It is about

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a fingerprint, very individual and unique. How many strides did you

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take to the first hurdle, Denise? What is important it isn't feels

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comfortable, the acceleration into the first hurdle, position played a

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part in making you feel good, making sure your first foot down is

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very important. It is about acceleration, comfort, top flight

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speed. Collins Guide to hurdling is on the BBC website.

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The big final tonight is the 200m, let us look back to get a date and

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the qualifications. The -- to look at this semi-final and say,

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that was a close race. But it doesn't tell the story, Yohan Blake

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before bringing them up into the set position. Usain Bolt has gone

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up strolling past. He has a little The scene is set for her Blake

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against Usain Bolt in the two hundred metres, who is your money

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on? It has got to be Usain Bolt. He just looks phenomenal again. You

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question whether he was quite in the shape he wanted to the end, and

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he has answered that. He is making it look easy. And his confidence,

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what I have picked up. That is interesting, there has been a

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transformation since he won that 100m final. He has definitely grown,

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winning that 100m final, it was never in doubt and it sent a clear

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message to his competition. He is easing down. Looking easy. Yohan

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Blake has to step up now. He is the one who needs to show what he has

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got. I don't think anyone would bet against that man. It is difficult

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to analyse that. He is not getting anywhere near to running flat out.

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It was only the 60m of the term before he shut down. We talk about

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the hurdles and getting into the groove, it is the same with

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sprinting, getting your tempo. about Yohan Blake and his Vine said.

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Michael Johnson says, he doesn't think he is under any pressure, he

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is here for the silver metal. don't think the pressure from us is

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there, but he put himself under pressure. He does believe he can

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turn things around. Plenty more coming up in the Olympic Stadium

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this morning. The big athletics moment in the two

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hundred metres, just before 9pm. 8:55pm it is the crucial moment. It

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will be over very quickly. Over at Eton Dorney today, there

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are more canoe sprint finals. With four gold medals on offer,

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including in the 500 metre women's kayak single. That's the race where

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Great Britain's Rachel Cawthorn is hoping for a medal. Yesterday, Tim

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Brabants hope of defending his Olympic title ended in

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disappointment. But, before we take you back to Eton Dorney, here's a

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guide to what you'll see on the The three kayak class has ranged

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from 5.2 metres long, up to 11 metres long in the largest class.

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Indeed two canoe classes, these are There are a maximum of eight lanes

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each measuring nine metres wide, the boats have to stake in the

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centre or risk disqualification. Combining call straight, upper-body

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strength and cardiovascular fitness, spenders can reach speeds of 25

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kilometres per hour. The event will feature a total of 158 men

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competing in eight events. 88 female athletes, in four events.,

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and distances are 501,000 metres. For the first time, races will be

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contested over 200m across all single disciplines. The competition

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format includes heats, semi-finals of and finals.

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If you would like to get involved in Olympic sports, go to our

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website for more information. That is how it is looking at Eton

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Dorney. The first of the final races on the water is the canoe

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through. This is one of the favourites. The quickest time in

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qualifying, they are the reason why Germany are world champions. An

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unknown, the Chinese team, very impressive in qualifying. They won

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the second semi-final. And the defending Olympic champions,

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new. The conditions could not be better

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at Eton Dorney. The water, a mirror, very little wind, it is warming up.

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The spectators are here, already making a bit of noise. Look out for

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Azerbaijan. Prokopenko, the former Ukrainian.

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The Chinese, night in last year's rhythm. This is a very hard event,

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are balancing on a knife edge. They make sure they drive that blade

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into the water at the same time as one another, to prevent any extra

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of wobble, so as not to disturb the ahead of Germany, with Russia in

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there as well. Last year's European champions.

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This really demonstrate how these can but does have to bend at the

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waist, drive through their front leg. And get those arms into water,

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putting the power down. Still taking it through, Azerbaijan.

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European champions a couple of years ago, silver medal in the

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world champion ships last year, In this 1,000-metre race, each crew

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will have a plan what they want to do. Try not to let what is going

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are not quite right. It is a Click Azerbaijan out in front. Beginning

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to look very comfortable. Picking up pace towards the latter part of

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the race. We can see the Chinese Azerbaijan. Look at gritting and

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Kuschela. With every stroke, they are pushing ahead.

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Journey are looking -- germinate are looking strong. Who denied the

:41:33.:41:41.

world champions at the International trials, and Germany

:41:41.:41:50.

are powering their way to the gold medal. A strong surge from Belarus.

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The defending Olympic champions coming through to take silver.

:41:54.:42:04.
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Germany will take the gold medal. Belarus take silver. What a final

:42:04.:42:14.
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surge for the silver medal, they lose their Olympic crown. Utterly

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spent, what an effort they put in, and they'd find it so carefully,

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they waited, they were carried along by Azerbaijan, but in the

:42:26.:42:31.

second half of the race they were stronger. They certainly were. They

:42:31.:42:36.

let Azerbaijan do the hard work in the first part of the race, and

:42:36.:42:46.
:42:46.:42:50.

picked their timing to come through the field. As did the Bahdanovich

:42:50.:42:58.

brothers. Belarus, handing over the Olympic crown, helping Germany to

:42:58.:43:07.

celebrate as well. Kuschela and Kretschmer are the Olympic

:43:07.:43:12.

champions. Russia, coming through to take

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bronze medal. They were finishing so quickly, the Bahdanovich

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:43:26.:43:30.

brothers. Gold medal, no doubt about it, finishing powerfully,

:43:30.:43:40.
:43:40.:43:41.

Kuschela and Kretschmer. Increasing their stroke rate in that last 250.

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Demonstrating how they really have to drive with the whole of their

:43:47.:43:56.

body. A great shot to demonstrate the effort it takes, the joy in

:43:56.:44:06.
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achieving the greatest moment in your sport, Olympic champions,

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Kretschmer and Kuschela, confirming their potential coming second

:44:11.:44:21.
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behind the Romanians earlier. And, It gold medal for Germany at Eton

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Dorney. They have a good chance in the next race coming up. It will be

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a busy day at Eton Dorney because there are four gold medal races and

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one of them features Rachel Cawthorn. We started to have a

:44:58.:45:04.

sense of what they go through, so much exertion over 1,000m? He has,

:45:04.:45:08.

talking to them yesterday, they talk about the amount of lactic

:45:09.:45:13.

acid they build up over the first 200m and find it difficult to

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dispel that. Even at the end of the race there is the build up, and

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they have to put up with the pain. It is very demanding. It is very

:45:24.:45:28.

tiring. We are hoping Rachel Cawthorn can go through the pain

:45:28.:45:33.

barrier because she goes in the third of those finals. Germany are

:45:33.:45:39.

favourites in all of them. Rachel does at about 10:14am. She was

:45:39.:45:45.

second fastest in her semi-final. The Hungarians probably have the

:45:45.:45:52.

advantage. They have already won a gold medal. But Rachel has an

:45:52.:45:58.

outside chance of a medal. After the disappointment of Tim Brabants,

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at Eton Dorney, we have to hope for better things? We must bear in mind,

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Rachel is the youngest member of the field, she is only 23. The

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oldest is the Italian, appearing at her 8th Olympics, 47 years old, she

:46:14.:46:19.

won in Sydney in 2000. There is a lot of improvement to come from

:46:19.:46:22.

right foot, but she has shown enormous amounts of potential at

:46:22.:46:26.

the European Championships, the World Championships. If she can

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sneak a medal, it is a bonus, but she does have the potential.

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have seen the gold medal for Germany. What about the next race,

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because they have a good chance in this one? Canoe sprint has been

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dominated by Germany and hungry. Germany are the favourites, Hungary,

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as always of their biggest danger. And in the double, for the women it

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is expected to be dominated by Germany. They are the two nations

:46:59.:47:02.

that have dominated canoe sprint and we expect them to do so again

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this morning. We are hoping for on Little Britain, 23 years old just

:47:09.:47:11.

Little Britain, 23 years old just might get in the mix. Nearly time

:47:11.:47:17.

for the second race of the day. This is the men's four. Let's

:47:17.:47:27.
:47:27.:47:35.

rejoin Andrew Coltart. Athens. And they were both part of

:47:35.:47:44.

the winning K-For last year. Denmark are the reigning European

:47:44.:47:50.

champions. But disappointing in qualifying. It will have to be a

:47:50.:47:54.

strong performance from them to get amongst the medals. Lookout for

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Slovakia. The silver-medallist in Beijing. They are in lane five. I

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have a sneaking feeling Australia. They were quickest in the semi-

:48:07.:48:13.

finals. Sometimes it is not the truest guide because of conditions.

:48:13.:48:23.
:48:23.:48:23.

But Australia were looking strong. So the final of the men's K-For

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1,000m. Romania in lane one, Czech Republic in two, Australia in 3,

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Hungary in lane four. Slovakia in five, Germany in six, Russia is in

:48:40.:48:45.

seven and Denmark in lane eight. They have just been calls for what

:48:45.:48:53.

a little more. Ready. No, a false start. Looks Like It might have

:48:53.:48:59.

been Australia or Hungary. You wonder how you can get a false

:48:59.:49:05.

start because you get the start pockets which drop. If they get

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their timing spot on, they can get a little fraction ahead. But it is

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a risky game to play. Mick you get it wrong, you get a false start

:49:16.:49:23.

like this, and you have to be recalled back, which takes of this

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and a long time. They pass each other on the way round going in

:49:28.:49:35.

various directions. This is the start. Remind have been hungry, it

:49:35.:49:43.

might have been Australia. Australia out quickest. -- it might

:49:43.:49:53.
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have been. If you get a warning, you don't get disqualified. The

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false start has been given to Hungary, as we thought. The

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Hungarian at the front of the boat made his Olympic debut in 1996.

:50:11.:50:18.

They qualified directly for the final by winning their initial heat.

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Slovakia, silver medalists in Beijing. They had a last minute

:50:27.:50:33.

change when the brothers were replaced. It did not go down well.

:50:33.:50:43.
:50:43.:50:49.

All sorts of allegations, but they looked good in qualification.

:50:49.:50:53.

have been told not to delay, straight to the start line. This

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does take a long time to reset. The facts they are on live television

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is the last thing on their minds. They want to get the best start.

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All bodes to the start line, please. The it'll be interesting to see how

:51:15.:51:20.

quick the Hungarian is get away. If they did that again they will be

:51:20.:51:26.

caught disqualified. And -- all bodes. It is not an immediate

:51:26.:51:33.

disqualification as it is in athletics. You do get one chance.

:51:33.:51:39.

You pay the price if you do it a second time. A reminder of the

:51:39.:51:49.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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success yesterday. They do start as false start again. It is all

:52:36.:52:42.

frantic fury from these quartets as they set off at a vicious pace.

:52:42.:52:52.
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They will drop down into a rhythm. Australia are looking strong

:52:54.:53:04.
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through the first 100. They will now settle into the middle part of

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the race. Hungry, the silver medalists at the watch

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championships I just aim front. Slovakia inferred. These are the

:53:21.:53:27.

favourites coming into the race. The front man sets the pace and the

:53:27.:53:33.

rhythm. The second man tries to make sure the connection is good to

:53:33.:53:39.

the power houses at the back two seats. Hungry sitting alongside

:53:39.:53:49.
:53:49.:53:50.

Australia. It is Australia out there at the moment. Slovakia in

:53:50.:53:57.

lane five. Germany sitting back a little bit at the moment. They are

:53:57.:54:02.

trailing as they come through the halfway mark. It distil Australia

:54:02.:54:12.
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from hungry. Australia, hungry and Slovakia in that order as they come

:54:14.:54:24.
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to the final quarter of the race. Beginning to open up a gap. They

:54:28.:54:35.

are moving an inch further forward. All working in Unison together,

:54:35.:54:40.

driving the bodes smoothly through the water. Slovakia looking to

:54:40.:54:50.
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creep back a little bit. It is all moment. Coming up while is the

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Czech Republic. Ensued if final 150 metres, it is Australia. They won't

:55:14.:55:24.
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be caught now. It is about silver and bombs. -- bronze. Australia get

:55:27.:55:34.

the gold medal. Hungary look as though they've got the silver and

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the Czech Republic the bronze. Gold medal for the men in gold. Take

:55:41.:55:51.
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Smith at the front celebrating believe what has happened. They

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jumped out the start and they control the race. Every time a push

:56:03.:56:08.

came from the Hungarian is all the Slovakians, they edged ahead again.

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They certainly dominated the race. It is the brave way to do it, going

:56:13.:56:18.

out from the front and holding on. Hungary celebrate their medal as

:56:18.:56:24.

well. Ben Maher faded a little bit, but coming through strongly with

:56:24.:56:30.

the Czech Republic. They knew they had a stronger second half. Dave

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Smith almost falling in with his celebrations. It was close at the

:56:36.:56:42.

end. Hungry just coming through ahead of the Czech Republic to take

:56:42.:56:52.
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the silver. Germany in fourth place. Nothing for the fancied German crew.

:56:54.:56:58.

Australia like the conditions at Eton Dorney, it is very warm.

:56:58.:57:08.
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That's what it means to win an Olympic gold medal. It is so

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important to keep the timing exactly together. It is what was so

:57:16.:57:22.

well executed. Smith at the front of the Australian crew, setting a

:57:22.:57:32.
:57:32.:57:34.

great pace for the others to follow. Murray Stuart from the manly kayak

:57:34.:57:39.

Club. The Australian commentators are not a million miles away and

:57:39.:57:49.
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What a fantastic race. The 6th gold medal for Australia, no wonder they

:57:55.:57:59.

are pleased with that. Germany won the earlier gold medal, and how

:57:59.:58:04.

fantastic it is to watch canoeing and Kayaking. If you feel the same

:58:04.:58:09.

way, look at the BBC website because that is where we have a

:58:09.:58:15.

guide to this sport and ways to get into it. The focus is now going to

:58:15.:58:20.

be on the women's races coming up. We will be back in about 20 minutes

:58:20.:58:27.

to see Rachel Cawthorn go in the women's kayak final. Later this

:58:27.:58:31.

afternoon Luke Patience and Stuart before go for gold in Weymouth at

:58:31.:58:37.

around 1pm. Just before that, Keri- Anne Payne dives into the

:58:37.:58:42.

Serpentine in Hyde Park looking for gold glory. Can she go better

:58:42.:58:50.

today? Open water is all about who is the best on the day, who makes

:58:50.:58:59.

the right choices at the right time. People can tell me 100 million

:58:59.:59:03.

times I have the gold medal. I don't, I wish it was as easy as

:59:03.:59:11.

that. I am going to make sure I am on the pontoon about to dive in,

:59:11.:59:16.

and I am happy with my preparation and I know I will get in there and

:59:16.:59:26.
:59:26.:59:44.

Last season took a lot out of me. I have been doing this for 12 years,

:59:44.:59:51.

I am only 24. 12 years of long- distance training on my body. I had

:59:51.:59:57.

a few injuries which took a while to get over. And then I had a

:59:57.:00:07.
:00:07.:00:13.

For me open-water has been incredible how much it has grown

:00:13.:00:18.

over the last four years. If I can say I inspired a couple of people

:00:18.:00:23.

to get into the open water and try it out, to get families open

:00:23.:00:33.
:00:33.:00:36.

swimming, I will feel happy about that. 10 kilometres under way. And

:00:36.:00:46.
:00:46.:00:56.

Keri-Anne Payne is going to take silver. What a race that was.

:00:56.:01:01.

have to focus on what I am doing and so cut the atmosphere and all

:01:01.:01:11.
:01:11.:01:12.

the cheering. I have to do my absolute best. We wish her the best

:01:12.:01:18.

of luck for her swim. She will dive off the pontoon into the Serpentine

:01:18.:01:24.

at 12 noon. Rebecca Adlington is here in the village and I'm sure

:01:24.:01:34.

there will be a lot of support for She will do well to match America's

:01:34.:01:38.

star of the pool, four gold medals, record world holder Missy Franklin

:01:38.:01:48.
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We just want to do our best Diane. If that gets us a gold medal, it is

:02:12.:02:22.
:02:22.:02:31.

I have been in love with water and always wanting to be in it. I still

:02:31.:02:36.

have that same passion for swimming that I did when I was five years

:02:36.:02:41.

old. When you go back to the United States, do you think there is going

:02:41.:02:47.

to be pressure on you to maybe go professional. I think there are

:02:47.:02:54.

always going to be opinions to go professional or stay amateur. This

:02:54.:03:00.

decision is totally mine and my family's. I am going to do what is

:03:00.:03:05.

best for us and for me. I am 17 years old and I am too young for a

:03:05.:03:10.

swimming to be my job. They are forcing me to put a price on things

:03:10.:03:19.

that are priceless in my eyes, like friendship and team-mates. Michael

:03:19.:03:25.

Phelps, his 80th Olympic gold medal. Will anyone ever get anywhere near

:03:25.:03:30.

what he has achieved? 18 gold medals, do you think you can get

:03:30.:03:37.

there? He has set the bar extremely high. He was joking around with me

:03:37.:03:42.

and he was saying, I challenge you to beat me. I said, how many do you

:03:42.:03:50.

have? Our think it is 38. And he said, only 36 more to go. He has

:03:50.:03:56.

just set the bar so high for every Olympian and it is awesome. My

:03:56.:04:03.

first gold medal was the most emotional. By 100m backstroke.

:04:03.:04:13.
:04:13.:04:15.

Probably the most meaningful was the relay. Well done, Team USA!

:04:15.:04:24.

are a family, we were so close, we did everything together. When you

:04:24.:04:27.

get up there and you realise you are part of something so much

:04:27.:04:32.

bigger than you are and you not only got a gold, but got a gold for

:04:32.:04:39.

teen USA with three other girls, it is just incredible. 17 years old,

:04:39.:04:43.

Missy Franklin, and she seems to love every moment of being in the

:04:44.:04:50.

water. She is my candidate for the best smile of London 2012. In the

:04:50.:04:55.

athletics stadium it has been quite a morning. It is looking absolutely

:04:55.:05:01.

beautiful here at Olympic Park. Jonathan I was a bit envious of you

:05:01.:05:09.

being in that fresh air in that fantastic stadium.

:05:09.:05:14.

What is amazing is there are 80,000 people in the stadium. It is not

:05:14.:05:18.

the most packed schedule this morning. We have got the Men's

:05:18.:05:24.

decathlon and the women's high jump. But the crowd want their Olympic

:05:24.:05:30.

experience. There are a few end PCTs, but pretty much 80,000 people

:05:30.:05:35.

here, fantastic for the decathlete. Yes, they have worked so hard and

:05:35.:05:41.

the second day is always tough. This crowd have been cheering. We

:05:41.:05:45.

have got no British interest at all in the decathlon and the women's

:05:45.:05:50.

high jump, but they are loving it. They are cheering everybody and

:05:50.:05:55.

being very supportive. Disappointment for Daniel Awde, he

:05:55.:06:00.

ran a personal best in the 100m, then injury got the better of him.

:06:00.:06:06.

Yes, but he was clearly not 100% coming into the championships. The

:06:07.:06:12.

strapping on his knee were bothering him. No interest in the

:06:12.:06:16.

women's high jump, but we have the relay team going for qualification.

:06:16.:06:23.

Should we be concerned about it? It is one of our medal chances.

:06:23.:06:27.

have gone on about this a lot, the experience of the crowd and how the

:06:27.:06:32.

crowd will energise people. If there is an event where the crowd

:06:32.:06:36.

can make a difference it will be in the four by four relay. We have an

:06:36.:06:41.

opportunity to qualify. How we do in the final is anybody's call,

:06:41.:06:45.

because there is so much jostling that goes on. I'm glad I never did

:06:46.:06:51.

it. The women's high jump qualification is under way and Paul

:06:51.:06:58.

Dickenson can tell us what has been happening in that. The qualifying

:06:58.:07:03.

competition is under way. The target now is 1.85 for all of the

:07:03.:07:13.
:07:13.:07:20.

athletes. That is a nice, easy 1.96 is what is required to go

:07:20.:07:24.

through to the final on Saturday. The conditions are absolutely

:07:24.:07:34.
:07:34.:07:38.

around the top bend on this warm date. She has been having perfect

:07:38.:07:48.
:07:48.:07:52.

clearances. This is the fantastic world champion from last year. Not

:07:52.:07:59.

a problem. She has been in great form and she will be tough to beat.

:07:59.:08:04.

She became a mother in 2010. A lot of people were surprised how well

:08:05.:08:12.

she came back last year. She took the world championship title. A

:08:12.:08:22.
:08:22.:08:25.

bronze medallist four years ago. This is a former world champion. I

:08:25.:08:29.

do not think anybody blames her for wearing sunshades on a day like

:08:29.:08:39.
:08:39.:08:42.

today. A nice jump. Deceptively powerful, the German. That curved

:08:42.:08:52.
:08:52.:08:58.

Nice and easy for her as well. A couple of question marks as to

:08:58.:09:02.

whether she would be here in 2012 to defend that title. She carried

:09:02.:09:08.

the flag for Belgium in the opening ceremony. There are many going

:09:08.:09:18.
:09:18.:09:29.

clear at this early stage. 1.96 is easy. 1.96 is one centimetre higher

:09:29.:09:37.

than the British record. That is shared by a couple of athletes,

:09:37.:09:42.

including Jessica Ennis. An easy entry into this qualifying

:09:42.:09:52.
:09:52.:09:54.

competition. She is always very entertaining to watch. There you go,

:09:54.:10:02.

the American. Nice and easy. It will be interesting to see whether

:10:02.:10:06.

the standard is higher in the women's high jump than in the men's,

:10:06.:10:16.
:10:16.:10:33.

which was a very tight competition. decathlon discus competition in its

:10:33.:10:38.

first round. That was a very gentle start for Damian Warner, the young

:10:38.:10:48.
:10:48.:10:49.

Canadian. He is in third place, but only three points ahead of the next

:10:49.:10:59.

competitor, from the Ukraine. He has taken over the mantle of

:10:59.:11:09.
:11:09.:11:10.

Canadian multi- events from the great Mike Smith. Not a bad start.

:11:10.:11:14.

One man who knows Olympic arenas very well, he is working just below

:11:14.:11:18.

us for an Australian television company, the one and only Daley

:11:19.:11:24.

Thompson. He has hardly changed a bit since his heyday when he won

:11:24.:11:34.
:11:34.:11:37.

He is looking a bit grey around the edges. We will be back sharply. We

:11:37.:11:42.

have got the business in the decathlon and the four by four

:11:42.:11:48.

relays. But we are going to race back to you.

:11:48.:11:53.

The decathlon ends tonight with the 1,500m race in the Stadium this

:11:53.:11:57.

evening. Let's take you back to canoe sprint at Eton Dorney because

:11:57.:12:04.

there are two files left including the 500m singles race involving

:12:04.:12:10.

Rachel Cawthorn. She was a bronze medallist in 2010 in the European

:12:10.:12:15.

Championships. She is no minutes away from her race. I'm in awe

:12:15.:12:20.

after watching the canoeists in action this morning. What an

:12:20.:12:24.

incredibly demanding sport. imagine jealousy as well because

:12:24.:12:29.

perfect conditions down here with the sun shining. But you are right

:12:29.:12:32.

about these athletes, it is extremely demanding physically and

:12:32.:12:37.

they get very tired in the closing stages. They are gasping for breath

:12:37.:12:41.

when they come off their boats and they come to these interviews. It

:12:41.:12:47.

is difficult to watch for somebody as unfit as I am. Rachel Cawthorn -

:12:47.:12:55.

- Rachel Cawthorn is only 23. The oldest racer is 47. Rachel is in

:12:55.:12:59.

lane seven. She was second fastest in her semi-final and has got an

:13:00.:13:09.
:13:10.:13:24.

Sheeny still make a strong start. She was saying yesterday that the

:13:24.:13:28.

crowd helped to left her. We are hoping that combination of a good

:13:28.:13:33.

fares and the crowd roaring her on might just get her into medal

:13:33.:13:41.

position. But being in lane seven, how might that affect her? If there

:13:41.:13:45.

was a cross wind, then it might well be an issue, but there is not

:13:45.:13:50.

much of a cross wind. When the canoeists come into the final

:13:50.:13:56.

stages, the last few hundred metres, it is like a tunnel, so the effect

:13:56.:14:02.

of the wind is minute. We are hoping there will not be any effect,

:14:02.:14:10.

other than the fact that she is next to the favourite. Danuta Kozak.

:14:10.:14:18.

This is a sport that is dominated by the Germans and the Hungarians.

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:14:28.:14:28.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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well in lane seven. All the medals are up for grabs. Danuta Kozak is

:15:15.:15:25.
:15:25.:15:36.

moving up nicely, the Hungarian. champion of the Ukraine, Inna

:15:36.:15:42.

Osypenko-Radomska, does she have the strength to have our? Rachel

:15:42.:15:52.
:15:52.:15:52.

Cawthorn will have to finish very strongly. 250 metres to go now. It

:15:52.:15:58.

is still at Inna Osypenko-Radomska or taking it out. Bridgitte Hartley

:15:58.:16:06.

of South Africa going well. Inna Osypenko-Radomska, the Ukrainian,

:16:06.:16:11.

is in the lead. Rachel Cawthorn is trailing never back of the field at

:16:11.:16:16.

the moment. She is starting to come through in that Union flag, but at

:16:16.:16:22.

the moment it is still Ukraine, Inna Osypenko-Radomska, then Danuta

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Kozak. And Danuta Kozak is pinning -- beginning to edge up on the

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Ukrainian. She is fighting hard for a medal. It is surely Danuta Kozak

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for a metal. Inna Osypenko-Radomska or is fading. Danuta Kozak will

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take the gold. Hungary take the silver, and then it is Ukraine.

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Rachel Cawthorn was just out of it, perhaps fourth or fifth. But Danuta

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Kozak takes it for Hungary. The European champion last year now

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becomes the Olympic champion. may have thought she had a slow

:17:07.:17:11.

start, but then you saw her really putting in the energy through those

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blades as she crouched over and drove that boat passed the

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Ukrainian in the last part of that race. Inna Osypenko-Radomska really

:17:22.:17:29.

did start to wane a bit, but managed to hold on better than she

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did in the heats and the semi-final. Danuta Kozak handled that

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beautifully. She timed it to perfection. She edged up on the

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Inna Osypenko-Radomska and then held on. Rachel Cawthorn of, for

:17:45.:17:55.
:17:55.:17:56.

Great Britain,... We can see the confirmation. I think she was in

:17:56.:18:06.
:18:06.:18:06.

sixth place. Very close, as we expected it to be. Here we see

:18:06.:18:11.

Danuta Kozak's style as she drives her knees and arms, really getting

:18:11.:18:15.

a connection with the boat. We have had confirmation that Rachel

:18:15.:18:25.
:18:25.:18:27.

Cawthorn was in sixth place. After that initial very good start from

:18:27.:18:31.

Rachel Cawthorn, it was the next stage of the race that she did not

:18:32.:18:36.

do enough, but she finished well. We often see the opposite from

:18:36.:18:40.

Rachel. She comes through the later stages of the race. It was unusual

:18:40.:18:45.

to see her go out solar hard, and then drop off. She did come back,

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but left it a bit too late. timing for Danuta Kozak was perfect.

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The 25-year-old from Budapest is the champion. We have seen so much

:18:58.:19:04.

success here. It is traditionally a very strong support for Hungary.

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They had so much success yesterday and today. We are just waiting for

:19:16.:19:26.

the timings. Rachel Cawthorn was in sixth place. Those Hungarian fans

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have been making themselves known throughout the morning, even before

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the racing, and now they are really celebrating. Inna Osypenko-Radomska

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or raced very well also, just hanging on this way. She put up a

:19:45.:19:55.
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third place, Bridgitte Hartley of South Africa. The Ukraine, Inna

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Osypenko-Radomska took silver. And the gold medal went to Danuta Kozak

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of Hungary. Rachel Cawthorn What is your assessment of your

:20:17.:20:27.

performance? I don't know. Just seemed to be over so quick. Just

:20:27.:20:31.

the kind of got a good start and then I was trying to go with my

:20:31.:20:37.

race plan but... Yeah. We know you are a very good strong finisher.

:20:37.:20:41.

Were you happy with where you were halfway, or did you want to be much

:20:41.:20:47.

closer? I was probably a bit too far down, so it was too much to

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come back. I kind of wish I could do it again! It was all right. I

:20:56.:21:00.

wish I could have done better. Still firmly in experienced. You

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had athletes like just a server -- Josefa Idem. You must fill this was

:21:09.:21:15.

a good stepping stone? Yeah, it is good. But it is such a long time to

:21:15.:21:22.

wait now to have another bash at it! By yeah, I can take a lot away

:21:22.:21:25.

from this experience. It has been amazing. The crowd has been

:21:25.:21:35.

incredible. I was so Praf myself -- I was so proud of myself after the

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semis. In the final, it probably hit me, what this means.

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Congratulations. You can be very proud of your performers. In four

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years' time in Rio, let's hope we are celebrating success. Well done.

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Disappointing race for Rachel Cawthorn. She finished in sixth

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place, so out of the medals, but it was always going to be hard for her,

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because it was a strong field and the gold medal went to Hungary,

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Danuta Kozak winning the race. There are still two days of the

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canoe sprint at Eton Dorney, so let's hope for muddles later.

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Now on to the boxing. Great Britain's Micky Adams goes straight

:22:17.:22:22.

from yesterday's stunning semi- final victory into today's big for

:22:22.:22:25.

a gold medal. This afternoon, she faces Ren Cancan of China in the

:22:25.:22:29.

final of the women's fly after beating five time champion Mary Kom

:22:29.:22:34.

of India. Her fight is the first day, which means that if she wins

:22:35.:22:38.

the gold, she will be the first woman in Olympic history ever to do

:22:38.:22:48.
:22:48.:22:58.

Nicola Adams, 51 kg, two-time world medallist. I was 13. I was not

:22:58.:23:04.

nervous at all. Couldn't wait to get in there. It all started with

:23:04.:23:08.

Nicola coming down to the gym with me. Was it your intention to take

:23:08.:23:12.

her to a boxing session? No. I did not even realise they had boxing,

:23:13.:23:17.

and then she went off and did her own thing. I knew she would not get

:23:17.:23:21.

it hurt, because they had the trainers and coaches there, so it

:23:21.:23:25.

was just something for the kids to do. It has been tough. The choices

:23:25.:23:30.

we have had to make, it is expensive. All the equipment. It

:23:30.:23:37.

has not been easy. The days of boxing being an Olympic sport for

:23:37.:23:42.

men-only are over. We men boxers will be able to compete at the

:23:42.:23:47.

London Olympics. Is women's boxing really what we want in London 2012?

:23:47.:23:54.

If women want to box, they should be allowed to. I was not interested

:23:54.:24:02.

in women's boxing. I did not want to see young girls getting hit. I

:24:02.:24:05.

could see the determination in the girls, but they were lacking a bit

:24:05.:24:11.

of skill. But within 18 months, we have got five in the world's top

:24:11.:24:16.

ten for their weights. In the 2008 European championships, we got some

:24:16.:24:21.

metals. How do you feel about women's boxing now? A love it.

:24:21.:24:25.

Everything you ask, they will do. She has an amazing smile and a

:24:26.:24:29.

fairly slight frame. She does not strike you as someone you would

:24:29.:24:33.

associate with boxing. Exactly.. She has flat feet and is not a good

:24:33.:24:43.
:24:43.:24:44.

runner. She has asthma. It is sheer determination and will power.

:24:44.:24:51.

was a time not so long ago when it was nearly all over for you. I know.

:24:51.:24:54.

I had a serious back injury which left me in bed for three months,

:24:54.:24:58.

which was really frustrating because I am such a get-up-and-go

:24:58.:25:02.

person. At that time, the GB selections were going on and I

:25:02.:25:06.

couldn't train. I went from being able to do 300 sit-ups a day to not

:25:06.:25:11.

being able to do one. Did you think, this is it? That thought crossed my

:25:11.:25:17.

mind a few times. The first time I started punching again, I felt so

:25:17.:25:22.

slow. I was a bit overweight. I just saw everybody else on the GB

:25:22.:25:26.

team flying up and down, punching so fast, and I was like, how will I

:25:26.:25:31.

ever get back to how I was? I was saying to the coaches, will I be

:25:31.:25:35.

ready to come back at this sort of level so quickly? And they were

:25:35.:25:39.

like, yeah, you can do this. wants to become the Olympic

:25:39.:25:44.

champion and the world champion. Nicol Adam worked hard to do that.

:25:44.:25:50.

It is because of the Nicolas that the game is going into another

:25:50.:26:00.
:26:00.:26:01.

level. I have been boxing for so long, and I have won a lot of

:26:01.:26:06.

tournaments. At the European Championships, getting gold and

:26:06.:26:10.

silver medal at the worlds, it could not have asked for a better

:26:10.:26:16.

career. What would it mean to have an Olympic gold medal? I would give

:26:16.:26:21.

that Olympic gold medal a whole shelf! Lets a hope she gets it.

:26:21.:26:25.

She is such a down-to-earth, committed girl. I met her when she

:26:25.:26:29.

was a torch-bearer in Sheffield before the Games began. Best of

:26:29.:26:32.

luck to Nicola this afternoon. Her fight against Ren Cancan of China

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will be live on BBC One at 4:30pm. Now, some of the athletes we have

:26:38.:26:42.

watched so far at the Olympics have been immersed in their sport since

:26:42.:26:45.

childhood. Others are relative newcomers. Great Britain's Jade

:26:45.:26:49.

Jones, who fights for its gold medal today in taekwondo, only took

:26:49.:26:53.

it up four years ago at the age of 15. Before we see her in action,

:26:53.:27:00.

here are some tips if you are new to the sport.

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Taekwondo. The taekwondo Competition There is eight metre

:27:03.:27:07.

square, with a safety boundary around the outside. Fights are

:27:07.:27:10.

contested over three two-minute rounds with a minute's West in

:27:10.:27:15.

between. If the score is tied after three rounds, the fight goes into a

:27:15.:27:20.

sudden-death 4th round. The scores are reset to zero and the first

:27:20.:27:24.

person to score wins the contest. The aim of taekwondo is to land

:27:24.:27:28.

kicks and punches to your opponent's scoring zone. Moves are

:27:28.:27:32.

worth between one and four points, depending on the attack. A referee

:27:33.:27:37.

oversees the action, which is scored by three judges. At least

:27:37.:27:41.

two judges have to call a point for it to be valid. Competitors wear

:27:41.:27:45.

protective equipment, including head guard and a chest protector.

:27:45.:27:51.

The chest protector validates points when a powerful kick is

:27:51.:27:54.

delivered by the opponent. All athletes wear censored it socks,

:27:54.:28:00.

which protect their feet and register points. Points can also be

:28:00.:28:08.

recorded through penalties. Half son penalties and four. Penalties.

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The few would like to get involved in Olympic Sportsday, go to the BBC

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sport website for more information. Jade Jones is 19 and from Flint in

:28:20.:28:25.

Wales. She is a medal prospect today, having reached last year's

:28:25.:28:28.

world championship final. All the more impressive, given that she has

:28:28.:28:32.

only been doing taekwondo for four years. Let's take you over to where

:28:33.:28:37.

it is happening, away from the Olympic Park and over to the excel.

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This venue hosts no less than seven Olympic sports, and this is where

:28:42.:28:46.

we will see Jade in action for the first time today. She is up against

:28:46.:28:51.

Dragana Gladovic of Serbia, fighting for a place in this

:28:51.:29:01.
:29:01.:29:09.

afternoon's quarter-final. Let's fight before we get our first look

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at the great British hope. It is a men's fight between the Serbian in

:29:14.:29:23.

the red and the Peruvian, Peter Lopez. Taekwondo is made up of

:29:23.:29:26.

three two-minute rounds. We are nearing the conclusion of this

:29:26.:29:32.

match. The Serbian is ahead and is also creating a slice of Serbian

:29:32.:29:36.

Olympic history. At 18, he is the youngest member of the team and the

:29:36.:29:40.

first man to fly the flag for his country in this sport. Dragana

:29:40.:29:45.

Gladovic, who is up against Jade Jones next, was beaten to the

:29:45.:29:52.

accolade by 15 minutes, by the luck of the trough. The Serbian man is a

:29:52.:29:55.

minute away from reaching the quarter-finals here. He is

:29:55.:30:05.
:30:05.:30:15.

performing really well, covering electronic body protectors, so the

:30:15.:30:21.

scores go up automatically. If you kick to the body it is one point.

:30:21.:30:26.

If you kick up to the face it is three. There are four points for

:30:26.:30:32.

the head shots. At this stage it is all about push kicking and good

:30:32.:30:42.
:30:42.:30:55.

himself right back in base in the final 10 seconds and is just one

:30:55.:31:05.
:31:05.:31:07.

point down. The Serbian got in the final blow. He will take his place

:31:07.:31:17.
:31:17.:31:18.

in the quarter-finals. Peter Lopez has to bow out earlier than he

:31:18.:31:28.

might have expected. He has been around for a decade. One of the

:31:28.:31:32.

changes in the sport, the decision to use the electronic body armour

:31:32.:31:38.

has changed the way athletes approach it. Youngsters like this

:31:38.:31:44.

young man are making the most of it. It is all score against New School.

:31:44.:31:49.

Lopez was a fantastic competitor for a number of years, and he loses

:31:49.:31:57.

out to the young man in red. That was right upstairs to the head, a

:31:57.:32:03.

three-point shots. I am sure Jade Jones will be trying to do that.

:32:03.:32:11.

But also there is a little sensor on the bottom of the foot. And they

:32:11.:32:20.

score. That is the most fundamental difference from Beijing until now.

:32:20.:32:26.

We also have the replays which we might see over the next few minutes

:32:26.:32:33.

as Jade Jones prepares to come onto the mat. Taekwondo was born in

:32:34.:32:41.

Korea, and now it is enjoying its 4th Olympics. An ancient martial

:32:41.:32:46.

art has been around the Korean peninsula for the best part of two

:32:46.:32:53.

centuries. The modern form evolved in the 1950s. It captivated a young

:32:53.:32:58.

Jade Jones when she was first introduced to its in Wales as an 8

:32:58.:33:08.
:33:08.:33:14.

year-old. 11 years on, here she is. Greg cannot Ludovic becomes the

:33:14.:33:18.

second Serbian to compete in the Olympic Games, beaten to that title

:33:18.:33:26.

by her male compatriots by quarter of an hour. Up against Jade Jones.

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The Serbian has the honour of leading them onto the mat. The

:33:31.:33:34.

first woman to represent her country in this sport of Ty

:33:34.:33:44.
:33:44.:33:50.

taekwondo at the Games. Here is Jade Jones. 19 years of age, world

:33:50.:33:56.

championship silver medallist last year. Bronze at the European

:33:56.:34:05.

Championships in Manchester in May. It is easy to imagine that not a

:34:05.:34:10.

lot of work is being done in North East Wales at the moment where she

:34:10.:34:17.

is born. The Dragana Gladovic is a rough, tough fighter and has beaten

:34:17.:34:22.

some decent names on the way. Absolutely, she is a redoubtable

:34:22.:34:31.

fighter a. She comes in with a very strong pedigree and this will be by

:34:31.:34:41.
:34:41.:35:01.

through the European qualification tournament as the top fighter.

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Let's not underestimate the quality of the opponent up against Jade

:35:06.:35:15.
:35:16.:35:18.

Jones. The Serbian in the blue. Once the formalities are completed,

:35:18.:35:28.

it will be Jade Jones for Great Britain. Here we go. The pushing

:35:28.:35:38.
:35:38.:35:55.

cakes that we mentioned. Jade gets spinning kick. Jade has flexibility

:35:55.:36:00.

and artistry, and she has to get the timing right. But the Serbian

:36:00.:36:10.
:36:10.:36:12.

is very much a force in this opening exchange. If you are new to

:36:12.:36:18.

disport, do not just keep an eye on the legs and that beat, but also on

:36:18.:36:23.

the arms, because they are the defenders, the soldiers to stay

:36:23.:36:31.

behind, guarding the front wall. has been good covering so far from

:36:31.:36:35.

Jade Jones because there was a back kick thrown there and they are

:36:35.:36:45.
:36:45.:36:57.

worth two points. Again the same attempt from the Serbian. It you

:36:57.:37:01.

encroached into that zone, you are likely to get a slap around the

:37:01.:37:07.

chops. The Serbian has drawn level in the closing seconds of this

:37:07.:37:17.
:37:17.:37:26.

first of three rounds. It is tied up nicely. One point apiece. Maybe

:37:26.:37:33.

any nerves that were coursing through their young veins of Jade

:37:33.:37:37.

Jones might have gone. Somebody else will be selling the sausages

:37:37.:37:42.

at the butchers because that is where mum works. Her grandad as

:37:42.:37:47.

well who introduced her to the sport. Even her old head teacher

:37:47.:37:52.

from her high school is here. I cannot imagine many people are left

:37:52.:37:57.

in Flint. People will be glued to the television watching their young

:37:57.:38:07.
:38:07.:38:09.

heroine in the Olympics. That is connecting with the body are met

:38:09.:38:14.

and that was the return shot. It registers on the electronic

:38:14.:38:21.

scoreboard. Nothing to choose between them as the scoreboard

:38:21.:38:31.
:38:31.:38:32.

which indicate. The second of three rounds. The contests are six

:38:32.:38:37.

minutes long, divided into three rounds. Jade Jones from Great

:38:37.:38:47.
:38:47.:38:52.

Britain is in the red. The Serbian, Dragana Gladovic is in the blue. A

:38:52.:38:58.

head shot from Jones, three points. A little flurry of activity. She

:38:58.:39:08.
:39:08.:39:13.

has established some daylight between her and the serve. That

:39:13.:39:23.
:39:23.:39:23.

gives her the opportunity to move it further ahead. This has been a

:39:23.:39:27.

very good 50 seconds at the start of the second round. Half-a-dozen

:39:27.:39:32.

points already in the bag. Often when you have an aggressive fighter

:39:32.:39:36.

like the Serbian, when you open a gap on them, that can pursue them

:39:36.:39:43.

and give them pause for thought. That will play into the flexibility

:39:43.:39:53.
:39:53.:40:00.

of Jones, particularly in her front leg, the one nearest her opponent.

:40:00.:40:04.

There is a metre mark that gives them an idea of where they need to

:40:04.:40:12.

be standing within their range. mats are a metre in length. You

:40:12.:40:19.

have an optimum distance you want to be at. Most of the female

:40:19.:40:22.

fighters will stand in a save his own and try to operate from within

:40:22.:40:32.
:40:32.:40:34.

that. This has been a very good round for Great Britain and Jade

:40:34.:40:44.
:40:44.:40:59.

do. The 57 kg women, around nine stones in old money. Excellent

:40:59.:41:06.

stuff from Jones. She looked composed from the start. Dragana

:41:06.:41:10.

Gladovic does not have the same flexibility to go upstairs as

:41:10.:41:15.

resolutely and as quickly as Jones does. They call her the head hunter

:41:15.:41:24.

for the way she attacks during hours and hours of training. 200

:41:24.:41:31.

miles north of here and they head hunter did her business. A lovely

:41:31.:41:36.

front leg turning kick, straight upstairs into the front shot of

:41:36.:41:46.
:41:46.:41:46.

Dragana Gladovic. Paul Green, the British coach, delighted with the

:41:46.:41:54.

work of his charge. Jade Jones is keen to clock on at the start of

:41:54.:42:04.
:42:04.:42:05.

this third and final round. Taekwondo points can be clocked up

:42:05.:42:14.

very quickly and Jones will be aware of that. Jones is in the red

:42:14.:42:19.

and the Serbian is in the blue. blink and you'll miss it. Jones has

:42:19.:42:25.

come out like a house on fire. She is pushing hard and trying to give

:42:25.:42:30.

her opponent lot to think about. A back kick attempt from the young

:42:30.:42:40.
:42:40.:42:46.

Serbian. Jones has taken a decisive lead. She went upstairs again. She

:42:46.:42:51.

leads by 10. If she gets another couple of points, it will be all

:42:51.:42:57.

over, because biters go 12 points clear and the match is ended. She

:42:57.:43:02.

needs one more to bring a premature conclusion to this one. She went to

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bed last night and dreamt of how her debut might go and it would

:43:08.:43:13.

have looked like this. She is on the verge of a place in the

:43:13.:43:19.

quarter-finals. She has been composed throughout and has not

:43:19.:43:25.

been intimidated by education. She is the Youth Olympic champion and

:43:25.:43:35.
:43:35.:43:49.

would love to add the real deal to Dragana Gladovic. She is no mug.

:43:49.:43:55.

She has been mugged here and has been confused all the way through.

:43:55.:44:02.

Jones is very professional and more than worthy of this win.

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quarter finals will be in the second session after lunch. That

:44:06.:44:13.

will do. Jade Jones, British Olympian, emphatic winner in the

:44:13.:44:21.

first round. She has sprinted into the quarter-finals. A wonderful

:44:21.:44:28.

effort. The pictures tell the story. So flexible and so adept at the

:44:28.:44:32.

head shots. She did not have to bother with too many efforts to the

:44:32.:44:42.
:44:42.:44:59.

body. Paul Green, her coach, the in this contest for Jones, and

:44:59.:45:05.

these were just a few of them. The head hunter, hunting head. The

:45:05.:45:14.

Serbian eating a foot sandwich to get her debate going. -- to get her

:45:14.:45:24.
:45:24.:45:29.

day going. She has got a real Jade, you can't have asked for a

:45:29.:45:34.

better start? Yeah, the points were going really well and the plan was

:45:34.:45:40.

perfect. I felt really sharp warming up, but I need to a bit a

:45:40.:45:46.

bit. But the tactics were perfect. Easing into the first round and

:45:46.:45:51.

then stepping it up? Yeah, hopefully. Then Japan in the next

:45:51.:45:59.

round. I was expecting Croatia to get through, but I have studied all

:45:59.:46:07.

of them, so I will go through the tactics again. Dock me through the

:46:07.:46:12.

home crowd when you walked out? was amazing. I did not expect it

:46:12.:46:16.

when I came out. It was crazy, people shouting my name. The

:46:16.:46:22.

atmosphere is amazing. Good luck in the quarter-finals.

:46:22.:46:26.

Well done to Jade Jones, a commanding performance. She is only

:46:26.:46:31.

19 and has done fantastically well. She goes on now to fight against

:46:31.:46:41.
:46:41.:46:44.

the Japanese taekwondo who are... Coming out now is Martis Dumbo of

:46:44.:46:52.

Great Britain, taking on Erick Osornio Nunez of Mexico. He is

:46:52.:46:57.

Britain's world bronze medallist. He will be hoping to make a strong

:46:57.:47:07.
:47:07.:47:10.

impression this time after a knee games, the highlight of his life

:47:10.:47:13.

has so far. The bulk of the audience here in the ExCel Arena,

:47:13.:47:16.

who are British, will hope it remains the highlight of his life

:47:16.:47:22.

so far. Martin Stamper, the 25- year-old from Liverpool, marks his

:47:23.:47:29.

Olympic debut with a wind. -- will hope he can mark his Olympic debut

:47:29.:47:33.

with a win. It is the kind of raw he will never have heard before in

:47:33.:47:38.

his taekwondo career, the kind of trauma that makes all those years

:47:38.:47:43.

of dedication worthwhile. -- is the kind of raw from the audience that

:47:43.:47:53.
:47:53.:48:00.

makes the years of dedication is in the blue. The rituals of this

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sport are observed. Martin Stamper of Great Britain on the right hand

:48:04.:48:13.

side in the red. A three two-minute rounds. If you get to 12 points, it

:48:13.:48:22.

is all over. The electronic body armour protects the toss of. There

:48:22.:48:26.

are sensors on the bottom of the socks that the athletes have to

:48:26.:48:30.

wear now. Occasionally, you will see kicks going in that perhaps in

:48:30.:48:34.

the old days, before the technology, might have been countered by the

:48:34.:48:38.

referees. But the body armour is so sensitive that it occasionally

:48:38.:48:43.

doesn't naturally register. You are looking for a prolonged contact and

:48:43.:48:46.

impact. You will see a feature of how much blocking and covering goes

:48:46.:48:50.

on from the opposing athletes. They want to reduce the target that is

:48:50.:48:55.

available. Martin Stamper started with a good back kick. He tried it

:48:55.:49:05.

again. But Erick Osornio Nunez has fought him before in the Dutch Open.

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And it was the Mexican who was victorious on that occasion.

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martyrs Bamber comes here on a bit of a role. Bronze medallist at last

:49:17.:49:24.

year's world championships in Korea. The highlight of his career so far.

:49:24.:49:29.

Then the championships were held in Manchester in May. He came away

:49:29.:49:36.

with a bronze then. It is the quietest we have heard the arena

:49:36.:49:44.

for around a bay and a half. That is a good point, because the job

:49:44.:49:51.

off the Mexican is to subdue the partisan crowd, reduce the tempo.

:49:51.:49:58.

He wants to keep the scores low at the beginning. He took a blow in an

:49:58.:50:05.

area that needs protecting. Might take some time to find his balance.

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Couple of deep breaths, and the Mexican is up and kicking again. We

:50:14.:50:24.
:50:24.:50:25.

are heading towards a pointless opening two-minute period. That is

:50:25.:50:30.

where we stand. Martin Stamper marches his way back. He said

:50:30.:50:33.

becoming a bad for the first time in the last year has given him a

:50:33.:50:37.

different outlook on life -- becoming a dad has helped his

:50:37.:50:42.

taekwondo. I am not sure what his one year old daughter would make of

:50:42.:50:48.

this noise, or, more to the point, the silence at the moment. I am

:50:48.:50:53.

sure she will enjoy these pictures of her dad making his debut in the

:50:53.:50:58.

Olympics when she is older. He seems to have reacted well to

:50:58.:51:02.

becoming a father. It has given him a certain amount of peace and

:51:02.:51:06.

calmness in the way he approaches his work. He has a gap between life

:51:06.:51:10.

and training, and that has worked for him, because he is one of these

:51:10.:51:13.

fighters who can either be fantastic or doesn't quite produce

:51:13.:51:22.

it. It is all-or-nothing for Martin. He is a lot more calm. Before, he

:51:22.:51:30.

would try and Rush, and now he is a much more composed fighter. Second

:51:30.:51:36.

round. The Mexican it is in the blue. Stamper, the 25-year-old from

:51:36.:51:46.
:51:46.:51:52.

Liverpool, appropriately enough in the red. The Mexican, with a double

:51:53.:52:02.
:52:03.:52:12.

kick. They are not easy to get on stamper. Just enough power to

:52:12.:52:18.

register. He is getting closer. the naked eye, it looked like it

:52:18.:52:27.

was worth a point, but electronically, it wasn't.

:52:27.:52:31.

Mexico has switched stance to give himself a broader target. Martin

:52:31.:52:38.

Stamper does the same to shut that target down. Good cover from both.

:52:38.:52:43.

We sought a high-scoring encounter previously, but it is really hard

:52:44.:52:53.
:52:54.:52:55.

to score points. The ring is becoming smaller. Before Beijing,

:52:55.:53:01.

it was 12 metres by 12. Here, it is eight by eight. Little by little,

:53:01.:53:07.

the areas you can run away in are becoming increasingly scarce.

:53:07.:53:11.

players are more than adept at kicking and moving. Unfortunately,

:53:11.:53:18.

that was a low blow to the top of the thigh. Often, the compact

:53:18.:53:27.

strays below the area where you are trying to aim at. All the talk is

:53:27.:53:31.

about Aaron Cook and the controversy of his non-selection of

:53:31.:53:37.

the British team. But he is here today. He has got himself some �20

:53:37.:53:41.

tickets somewhere, so he is up with everyone else, watching somewhere

:53:41.:53:50.

in the crowd. He has not been picked, but could not bear not to

:53:50.:53:57.

be here. Goodness knows what he is thinking at the moment. This is the

:53:57.:54:00.

division he would have been fighting -- This is not the

:54:00.:54:03.

division he would have been fighting in. That will come

:54:03.:54:13.

tomorrow. But now, it is all about Martin Stamper and the rest. Samuel

:54:13.:54:19.

Stevenson fights tomorrow as well. This second round has come and gone

:54:19.:54:26.

in a flash. It is as kg an affair as we have seen. You get everything

:54:26.:54:36.

an Olympic taekwondo - high-scoring matches, head kicks, and kg matches.

:54:36.:54:43.

The Mexican and Martin Stamper have thought before. And it has been the

:54:43.:54:47.

same here. There have been expansive kicks Perone, good

:54:47.:54:51.

strategies, but at this level, it is like Italian football, where

:54:51.:54:56.

they cancel each other out. You could see them almost connecting

:54:56.:55:01.

with the body armour. But almost is not good enough at this level.

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final word on Aaron Cook, by the way. It is not clear what his long-

:55:06.:55:15.

term plans are. But I don't think it is settled that he will be

:55:15.:55:20.

around in Rio, fighting for Britain in four years' time. He has clearly

:55:20.:55:25.

been scarred by what went on. But Martin Stamper has his own problems

:55:25.:55:30.

to think about. He is in the red, up against Erick Osornio Nunez in

:55:30.:55:38.

the blue, from Mexico. After this, we had to a golden score and a

:55:38.:55:44.

fourth round. The Egyptian referee is making sure both fighters are

:55:44.:55:50.

active all the way through. There has been an admonishment against

:55:50.:55:53.

Martin Stamp Bug, a penalty if you are holding or avoiding anything

:55:53.:55:58.

that stops the progress of the match. That could prove important

:55:58.:56:03.

later, because at this stage, both fighters are not managing to get on

:56:03.:56:06.

the scoreboard with legitimate kicks. It will only be important if

:56:06.:56:10.

he gets another warning, because then the Mexican will be given a

:56:10.:56:20.
:56:20.:56:21.

point. That was better from stamper. It was the kind of running, kicking

:56:21.:56:25.

routine that looks like it deserves to get a point for artistic

:56:25.:56:29.

impression if nothing else, but those pesky electronic body armour

:56:29.:56:35.

suits are not registering anything. They have now -- Martin Stamper is

:56:35.:56:45.
:56:45.:56:45.

ahead for the first time. Good counter from Martin stamper. The

:56:45.:56:52.

but will that one point be enough? He is claiming the head shot, and

:56:52.:57:02.
:57:02.:57:03.

he has got it. Now, the Mexican coach is bringing out the blue card

:57:03.:57:06.

to signify that he wants that checked. This is another innovation

:57:06.:57:13.

we have had since Beijing, not just the body armour. The British coach

:57:13.:57:20.

is handing out instructions. Lots of you will be watching at home who

:57:20.:57:24.

remember Sarah Stevenson, the British fighter, being done in cold

:57:24.:57:28.

water, -- in cold blood, let's not beat around the bush, by the judges,

:57:28.:57:33.

in her big match against the Chinese favourite when she almost

:57:33.:57:37.

knocked the Chinese fighter's head off, but it was not noticed by the

:57:37.:57:41.

officials. So we have a replay system now. The players have one

:57:41.:57:47.

attempt to question the system, and the Mexicans are asking, did that

:57:47.:57:52.

kick really connect? Be is hard to tell, but they did look to be the

:57:52.:57:58.

lightest of compact to the head. We will have to wait for the

:57:58.:58:02.

adjudication of the Video Review Panel. They have been busy men over

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the last few days. The Singaporean on the right hand side of your

:58:07.:58:12.

screen makes the final decision. They have five cameras and one

:58:12.:58:16.

above, to have the best possible view. This is all very dramatic.

:58:16.:58:24.

Trial by video. If they decide that Martin Stamper's nail on his big

:58:24.:58:30.

toe did hit, that is all it needs. He will be awarded the three points

:58:30.:58:33.

for the shot to the head. It looks like it might have been clipped.

:58:33.:58:39.

The appeal has been turned down. Martin Stamper gets the three

:58:39.:58:43.

points he was initially given. The Mexicans have now lost the ability

:58:43.:58:53.
:58:53.:59:00.

to make any more challenges in the an appeal and you win, you get to

:59:00.:59:03.

hang on to the Cup to make more. But if you lose it, you have lost

:59:03.:59:07.

the cup for the duration. You only get one shot at playing your race

:59:08.:59:17.

card at. The Mexican coach had a game of poker and came second.

:59:17.:59:23.

Mexican managed a little shocked to reduce that gap to two. Asked

:59:23.:59:27.

Bamber is now under lots of pressure and is being forced out of

:59:27.:59:37.

the ring. If he concedes another, it will be getting tight. Not that

:59:37.:59:42.

it isn't tight enough. Sweaty palms. Final 20 seconds for Martin Stamper

:59:42.:59:48.

to hang on. He has stretched his lead. Three points ahead. 10

:59:49.:59:55.

seconds away from a place in the Olympic quarter-final.

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AUDIENCE: Five, four, three, two, mouse. But in the end, it was won

:00:09.:00:13.

by the Liverpudlian cat. Martin Stamper takes his place in the

:00:14.:00:21.

taekwondo quarter-finals. He really had to battle, John. He had to dig

:00:22.:00:26.

that one out. They knew each other coming in. They changed their

:00:26.:00:30.

strategies. It was Stamper that produced the best of it. Just

:00:30.:00:35.

simple body shots. Good footwork. Not always the acrobatic shots

:00:35.:00:44.

score. The TV replay takes time, but has it been well received?

:00:44.:00:48.

was a game changer, and that is the evidence that it is all you need.

:00:48.:00:58.
:00:58.:01:05.

In the end, the best athlete wins. the Mexican was a little bit short.

:01:05.:01:12.

That was the head shot. That was the telling difference in this

:01:12.:01:22.
:01:22.:01:25.

match. I think he enjoyed it! had a bit on their plate, the

:01:25.:01:31.

taekwondo squad, leading up to these Games. They did not make life

:01:31.:01:35.

easy for themselves, they took a difficult decision to leave our own

:01:35.:01:42.

cook out of the squad. But they are up and running and it has been a

:01:42.:01:48.

very good 15 minutes for Britain's taekwondo players. Jade Jones and

:01:48.:01:53.

Martin Stamper are into the quarter-finals. You pulled it out

:01:53.:02:00.

in the last round. It is really hard to score on the body armour.

:02:00.:02:08.

It is brand-new and it is quite hard. I was doing the right thing.

:02:08.:02:14.

I failed to hit the body armour with a few kicks. I just waited and

:02:14.:02:19.

was patient and tea was the first one to crack and he took a risk.

:02:19.:02:24.

Here are an experienced fighter, but how difficult visit to stay

:02:24.:02:33.

calm at an Olympic finals? It was tough but me and my coaches went

:02:33.:02:38.

back and kept the same game plan. He took one rescanned he was open

:02:38.:02:44.

to the high and I got him with my reaction. It is done by your

:02:44.:02:52.

coaches interacting and making sure you stay calm. You have a Peruvian

:02:52.:02:57.

in the next round. Yes, he is really good on his protecting. I

:02:57.:03:01.

have got to look at some other videos and do the best in my next

:03:01.:03:05.

fight. What does it mean to be out here after missing out four years

:03:05.:03:14.

ago? It is unreal. I came out and I felt like dancing. I was just

:03:14.:03:18.

buzzing, the crowd erupted and everyone was chanting my name. It

:03:18.:03:23.

might have been a bit of a boring fight, but they still kept behind

:03:23.:03:32.

me. That took me through to the wind. Good luck in the quarters.

:03:32.:03:36.

Do not dance at just yet, Martin, because you still have your

:03:37.:03:46.
:03:47.:03:49.

What a strong start for Great Britain in that high taekwondo for

:03:49.:03:55.

Great Britain. More of that on the red button. Live on BBC Three it is

:03:55.:04:00.

the women's diving. This is the ten-metre platform and the semi-

:04:00.:04:09.

final is taking place. Very exciting so far in that taekwondo.

:04:09.:04:13.

Martin Stamper says his recent good form has been down to the birth of

:04:14.:04:19.

his daughter two years ago and that has given him a healthy focus. He

:04:19.:04:25.

did very well indeed as did Jade Jones. Let's take you back inside

:04:25.:04:29.

the Olympic Stadium. We had our athletics team basking in the

:04:29.:04:34.

sunshine. Let's see if they can make a bit of time for us. I hope

:04:34.:04:39.

we are not interrupting. No, you are not, we are slightly

:04:39.:04:45.

overdone. But we are loving it. is perfect conditions for the

:04:45.:04:55.
:04:55.:05:01.

Dickenson. The sun continues to keep the crowd beat a plea warm.

:05:01.:05:05.

The athletes in the decathlon and the qualifying competition for the

:05:05.:05:12.

high jump. They are enjoying these conditions. This is the defending

:05:12.:05:19.

Olympic champion. If she keeps going with that sort of form, she

:05:19.:05:25.

will have no problem at all. That was 1.93. Looking very comfortable

:05:25.:05:33.

indeed. The qualification automatically is 1.96. At 1.93, so

:05:33.:05:40.

many women still involved. It is the first-time clearances that are

:05:40.:05:50.
:05:50.:06:03.

favourite on the circuit. She is in appropriately-named, but she is a

:06:03.:06:13.
:06:13.:06:16.

real entertainer in the high jump. Anna Chicherova was the world

:06:16.:06:26.
:06:26.:06:27.

champion last year. She won an Olympic bronze medal in Beijing.

:06:27.:06:37.
:06:37.:06:37.

Not as fast as the American. But very elegant. Demonstrates the

:06:37.:06:41.

Fosbury Flop technique almost perfectly. A lovely jump by the

:06:41.:06:51.
:06:51.:07:07.

conditions. This is the new European champion. It was in

:07:07.:07:13.

Helsinki and it was a little colder than this. A nice, easy clearance.

:07:13.:07:22.

All of the big names looking in very good form. She had a real

:07:22.:07:27.

tussle in winning the gold medal in the European Championships at last

:07:27.:07:37.
:07:37.:07:38.

for her. Getting towards the end of her career. That was her second

:07:38.:07:44.

attempt at 1.93 and it is better, just. She has been over two metres

:07:44.:07:50.

this season when she finished second in the US Olympic trials.

:07:50.:08:00.
:08:00.:08:10.

time she gets it right. She has had a difficult couple of years.

:08:10.:08:14.

Remember that bronze medal in Berlin in 2009? See how much that

:08:14.:08:19.

meant to her. She has had a difficult season. It took three

:08:19.:08:26.

efforts to get over it. But that was much better. She had a little

:08:26.:08:36.

bit to spare as well and she will need it if she is to go over 1.96.

:08:36.:08:42.

Interesting that 13 women have gone over 1.93. Only 12 should make it

:08:42.:08:47.

through to the final. Will they make an argument as the pole vault

:08:47.:08:52.

as did the other day to take everybody through? There are 14

:08:52.:09:02.
:09:02.:09:05.

women clear. Think, all 14. They are trying to persuade them to pass,

:09:05.:09:10.

then everybody can go through, but the official needs an answer. If

:09:10.:09:17.

they all pass, they all go through. All I need is you to say jump or

:09:17.:09:24.

pass. What I'm saying is that is not fair. Because if other people

:09:24.:09:29.

jump and I say past... Do you get what I am saying? There are 14

:09:29.:09:34.

women Clear, but Friedrich is not in the top 12 because she had two

:09:34.:09:40.

failures at 1.93, but she is trying to get them all to agree to pass,

:09:40.:09:45.

which means all 14 women would go through. Barratt is saying it she

:09:45.:09:50.

says yes, I am passing, at it someone else decides to jump at

:09:50.:09:56.

1.96, then she could end up not having a place in the final. They

:09:56.:10:06.
:10:06.:10:13.

either all need to agree or they go out. That is yet to be resolved.

:10:13.:10:23.
:10:23.:10:29.

The Bar has gone up to 1.96. The shop steward has said she has to

:10:29.:10:35.

get his second attempt at 1.96. I wonder what happened to all of

:10:35.:10:41.

those athletes who said that they would pass? She was persuading

:10:41.:10:45.

people to fans and some told the official on the basis that everyone

:10:45.:10:54.

was going through, that they would pass. That is not looking good for

:10:54.:10:59.

her at the moment. She has not been in good form this year.

:10:59.:11:07.

decathlon discus. The Belgian getting that out towards 50m and

:11:07.:11:17.

that would be a massive improvement for him. He is in 5th place overall.

:11:17.:11:22.

He is 100 points off a medal position at the moment. That is

:11:22.:11:27.

still held by Damian Warner, the young Canadian, but that is a great

:11:27.:11:37.
:11:37.:11:37.

throw. That was a Daley Thompson moment. He produces his best when

:11:37.:11:46.

he can. That is a lifetime best. Damian Warner is not a great discus

:11:46.:11:52.

thrower, but he is holding his own. This athlete is in third place

:11:52.:12:01.

overall. He is very slow and deliberate, but he gets it out into

:12:01.:12:08.

the sector, straight down the middle. 45 metres would bring the

:12:08.:12:18.
:12:18.:12:20.

Canadian an extra to the odd points. The better throwers go in the B

:12:20.:12:26.

group in a little while. But Damien Warner trying desperately to hang

:12:26.:12:36.
:12:36.:12:45.

on to third place. A great effort for him. Leonel Suarez is in all

:12:45.:12:55.
:12:55.:12:57.

sorts of trouble. A poor effort of 25 metres in the second round. He

:12:57.:13:02.

needs a good distance here and that was solid and that is long as well.

:13:02.:13:08.

A good effort. A young Cuban, who won an Olympic bronze medal four

:13:08.:13:14.

years ago, had to make sure of the footwork and the release and it was

:13:14.:13:20.

good. Much better than anything else he has achieved here so far to

:13:20.:13:27.

date in the discus. It is a fascinating contest. The two

:13:27.:13:31.

Americans are still at the top of the table, Ashton Eaton and Trey

:13:31.:13:36.

Hardee. But the battle for bronze has been hotting up ever since the

:13:36.:13:40.

110 metres hurdles this morning. He keeps the pressure on those above

:13:41.:13:50.
:13:51.:13:53.

him. Ashton Eaton is yet to take his first round throat. He has got

:13:53.:13:59.

Trey Hardee his team-mate, America one and two at the table at the

:13:59.:14:06.

moment. There is the javelin and 1,500m and there is a lot to be won

:14:06.:14:11.

and lost over the course of day two. It comes down to this after all

:14:11.:14:21.
:14:21.:14:23.

that discussion. She did not clear and we have got 12 left end. It

:14:23.:14:29.

would have been another season's best. It has been a troubled year

:14:29.:14:35.

for her, and she goes out. We have got 12 left and they can advance to

:14:35.:14:40.

the final. After all that chatter, it came down to hide something in

:14:40.:14:50.
:14:50.:14:50.

the end. It was so close. Certainly she has cleared 1.96 in the past,

:14:50.:14:55.

but as Steve was saying she has had a lot of problems over the last 18

:14:55.:15:05.
:15:05.:15:10.

How great when Daley Thomson came through on his third throw. It

:15:10.:15:14.

happens. This is the stress of the event. You know you only get three

:15:14.:15:23.

attempts to get it right. It is a big day for Suarez. The one thing

:15:23.:15:29.

Daley Thompson did not do was breathe a sigh of relief. We have

:15:29.:15:34.

two big finals tonight. We have the men's 200m and immense triple jump.

:15:34.:15:37.

No Phillips Idowu. With the benefit of a couple of days to think about

:15:37.:15:45.

it, what do you make of that saga? Did has been interesting. His whole

:15:45.:15:48.

demeanour has been difficult -- different to what we expected him

:15:48.:15:52.

to be like. He arrived here with no dyed hair, which you normally

:15:52.:15:56.

expect. Many things were different about his whole presence. And the

:15:56.:16:06.
:16:06.:16:07.

information he gave was honest. It was interesting to listen to him

:16:07.:16:13.

are actually telling his story. I am sure that next year, we will

:16:13.:16:18.

find out more about the story of 2012 from Phillips Idowu. One of

:16:18.:16:22.

the questions to ask is, why did you have to be so secret about his

:16:22.:16:27.

injury? What was the great drama about saying, I am injured and I am

:16:27.:16:33.

working hard to get fit? It just boils down to Philip's' way. He

:16:33.:16:39.

just wanted to prepare how he wanted to prepare for. Or maybe he

:16:39.:16:45.

didn't want to acknowledge how bad the injury was. Like Colin says,

:16:45.:16:52.

with hindsight, he may have done things differently. We don't know

:16:52.:16:56.

how much communication was going on behind the scenes. It just was not

:16:56.:17:02.

brought to light. He did not jump badly. Even with everything he has

:17:02.:17:06.

been through. When you are carrying a severe injury, he will clearly

:17:06.:17:11.

have surgery, so it was a bad injury. He did not look too bad. He

:17:11.:17:17.

probably could have got through qualification. And then the final

:17:17.:17:20.

would have been another day. You have been through that yourself.

:17:20.:17:25.

You know what it is like. It was blustery and difficult. It was one

:17:25.:17:29.

of the things we were wandering about, the fact that he hadn't

:17:29.:17:32.

competed takes you out of the groove of that competition and

:17:32.:17:37.

dealing with the environment. You can experience it on a regular

:17:37.:17:42.

basis, but it is always different until you come back and do it again.

:17:42.:17:47.

We also have these 200m final. If Usain Bolt retains his title, it

:17:47.:17:53.

will go down in history writ large. In Mexico, the 200m also created

:17:53.:18:03.
:18:03.:18:09.

The archive is well-served when it comes to the story of the civil

:18:09.:18:17.

rights struggle in the United States. The struggle would travel

:18:17.:18:27.
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south to Mexico. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, about to be split by

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an Australian. Tommie Smith wins! A new world record. The two Americans

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were about to make their stand. But what of the silver medallist, Peter

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Norman? Alongside his medal, a badge supporting the cause. It was

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Norman who suggested, when Carlos forgot his black clothes, but they

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share them, one black glove, -- one right glove, one left. By Smith and

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Carlos were sent home from the Games, and Norman returned to

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Australia to be rebuked and ostracised. He was banned for two

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years. This was the badge that would cost him dear. Despite

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returning to athletics and qualifying for the next Olympics,

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he was not selected. His time of 20.06 seconds still stands as the

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Australian 200m record. He fell on hard times, and when he died at the

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age of 64, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were bearers at his funeral.

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They had told him what they planned to do in Mexico City, and he had

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replied with a four simple words. "I'll Stand By You".

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Still an incredibly powerful image. Colin and Denise, before we

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discussed what happened there and its impact, what do you think would

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happen if an athlete tried to do a similar thing today? I don't think

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they would be allowed to. Everything is literally scrutinised

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when you are at medal position. You can't take anything on the track

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with you apart from literally your presentation uniform. It would be

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difficult for a protest at like that to take place. And on a

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simplistic level, when the Jamaican team were deemed to be being

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disrespectful on the rostrum, it might have been Beijing, when they

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were a bit too jolly and not appearing respectful to the other

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athletes, they got cautioned. higher Cisse sport and politics

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don't mix. Slightly naive? I think so. There has always been

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controversy surrounding all Olympics. Even if we look back to

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1972. At that time, there was so much civil unrest in the United

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States. Making sure that athletes competing in those games,

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especially black American athletes, they did not want to be removed.

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They wanted to acknowledge that they were very much connected and

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thinking about their people. It was such a strong message. Lot of

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things were involved in that protest. The fact that they walked

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out to receive them medals with no shoes was to recognise the poverty

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of the black Americans at that time. They kept their shirt collars Open,

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which was linked with the blue- collar workers of the United States,

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to say, we understand your fight. They warn necklaces with the beads

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to represent all the people who had hanged and suffered. All these

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things were little protests, and only things -- be anything we

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physically remember is that blood, because it was such a black -- an

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iconic moment for the Black Panther movement. The fact that we still

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discussing today shows that it has had an impact. In it resonated so

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much around the world. It made people focus and really think about

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what was going on in America at that time. There was solidarity

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with Peter, acknowledging that this is not right. It is still powerful

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today. Well, that men's 200m final tonight at is off at 8:55pm. Make

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sure you don't miss it. It is Bolt versus bike, take two. In case you

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need your appetite wetting, this My hands were shaking and by

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nervous system was in some kind of shock. Then, silence got blown

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blocks. Here comes Usain Bolt! He is pulling away. He is going to win

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the gold! 9.64! The champion did we ever, ever, ever doubt the

:23:49.:23:59.
:23:59.:24:01.

It is like your favourite movie, you never tire of watching it. Is

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he the greatest ever? In the world of sprinting, yes. World record

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holder and Olympic champion, twice, of the 100m. In terms of sport

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overall, I remember people saying when he came into the village, he

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created the greatest stirrer of any of the athletes. More than Djokovic

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or Sharapova. At Semitic. Imagine being a first time Olympian, and

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have this man walk through the village. It is a big deal. He

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transcends athletics. He is a global icon, and people admire him.

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And yes, if he does the double or even the trouble here at this games,

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legendary status. We will come to the relay leg to. That men's 200m

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final is off at 8:55pm. Now we catch up with the men's discus in

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their throws very shortly. Here is the world record holder and the

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current leader of this Olympic decathlon. When he broke the world

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record, he was just over 42 metres. He is not a great thrower. That is

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a very naive technique. But it is about the same distance he threw in

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the United States, when he broke the world record. He did not smash

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the world record, just finessed his way over the figures that Roman

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Sebrle set some time before. It was a prodigious total of over 9000

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points. In this country, we still think of 8000 as a very good target.

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Ashton Eaton has obviously got his mind on different matters at the

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moment, winning the gold medal. A modest start, but still good points.

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Here is the chaser. 217 points behind Ashton Eaton. He would like

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to get one here well INXS of Ashton Eaton's first broke. That was a

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better technique. Ashton Eaton scored 716 points. The gap is 217

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at the moment, so you can do your Now, our very own Nostradamus,

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Colin Edwards. What will happen in the 200m? In it will be a new

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Olympic record. At the moment, it stands at 19.30. So quicker than

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that. So can and third? Blake, and probably a European. There is only

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one in the final, Joseph Jamaica. What about the young Jamaican?

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have your own prediction! So what is it? I will definitely go with

:27:37.:27:42.

the first two. Tier him? I think Colin is right. He is usually very

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accurate. So I will not go against that. You are always disagreeing

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with him! Maybe 19.4 for Blake. I want to say the new young Jamaican

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might get a sneak in. That would be special. So Spearman also looked

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good. Will be back on BBC Three short to. But is it for us on BBC

:28:07.:28:09.

One. We have to hold them to all these

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predictions! We will see how it pans out. We have been talking

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about the fantastic weather we have been enjoying at the Olympic Park,

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but actually, the weather is possibly too good at the moment in

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Weymouth for the sailing. The wind is too light, which is causing some

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concern amongst race officials. They are going to check the

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conditions at about 11:30am. This is how it is looking right now. The

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470 medal race was due to start at midday, but we are not sure what

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will happen. The final call will come later from the authorities in

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Weymouth, but there is a cut-off point at 4:30pm. If they have not

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started racing by then, they will not race today. Keep an eye out if

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you are interested in the sailing for that announcement. However, the

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conditions are looking good for the open water swim. The women's race

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will start in half an hour, when they will be diving off the pontoon

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in Hyde Park. Keri-Anne Payne is the big British medal hope here.

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Clare Balding is in Hyde Park to see this today. You have former

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silver medallist David Davies with you. Fee I have, and were have just

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seen the swimmers a pair. They are hiding away in their

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preparation tent. You said it will be carnage in there. What happens?

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The last hour before a water Grands Prix different to what you do in a

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pool. It is a hot bay, and they will be putting suncream on. All

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the swimmers have to be numbered. They will take their last HyperCard

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trip -- carbohydrate gels. The last hour is always frantic.

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Lots of support down their for her, Clare? Yes, and her fiance is there.

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They are getting married in September. Becky Adlington is here

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and all the swim team are here. have all come down. They will be

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ready when the Grands Prix going on. And that is how it should be. It is

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still a very important race for us. Berry still conditions, so more

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like a pool -- very still conditions. Swimming covers every

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extreme. You can swim in the sea, with a shark nets around you and

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jellyfish in the water, or you can swim in a nice, still like like

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this. This would be my preference. It is perfectly flat, hopefully not

:30:39.:30:45.

too cold. Amazing setting, right in the centre of London. Everyone will

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I am definitely with a gig in taking the Serpentine over any

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shark infested oceans. Clare Balding will be with you for the

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open waters went later on. Abuse one in there? Yes, I have. Do not

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ask, it was a Christmas Day thing. Even worse. Here are going to be in

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charge of things this afternoon. And for that taekwondo, we had a

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fantastic start. Yes, and through to the quarter-finals with Martin

:31:26.:31:32.

Stamper, what a great name that is for the taekwondo. I am sure all of

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North Wales is wondering what is going to happen for Jade Jones.

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you will have Keri-Anne Payne in the swimming. Everybody is very

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expectant and all of the British swimmers are down there and we are

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looking forward to seeing what happens. A good Olympic experience

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so far? Yes, yesterday was brilliant and I got down to

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Greenwich Park for the showjumping and I came back to what the 200m.

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Four more canoe sprint titles are decided at Eton Dorney.

Canoe sprint: 09.38 Men's canoe double (C2) 1,000m final 09.48 Men's kayak four (K4) 1,000m final 10.15 Women's kayak single (K1) 500m final 10.42 Women's kayak double (K2) 500m final

Canoe commentators: Andrew Cotter Helen Reeves.


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