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Good evening. Is there really just three days to go after tonight?

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Before we concern ourselves with the life after the Olympics, for

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starters we have a Usain Bolt attempting to become the fastest --

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first man ever to win the Double Double. Now that's what you call

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

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championship, it is all about He is pulling away! He is going to

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win the gold! 9.64! De champion becomes a legend. Why did we ever,

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If I'd dominated the Olympics come I will be a living legend. It

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sounds good, though. Streaking away down the home

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straight, three metres clear, five metres clear. He is on his way

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towards another gold medal. It is gold for Usain Bolt and a new world

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He is something else. The superstar of athletics tops the bill on a

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No man has successfully defended both the 102 hundred metres titles

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at the Olympics. Usain Bolt is about to make history. But his

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training partner you attack -- Yohan Blake beat him at the

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Jamaican trials in the 200 metres and says his semi was a walk in the

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park. It is going to be interesting!

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David Rudisha is as big a favourite to win gold as you will find on the

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Olympics track for the 800 metres. Andrew Osagie said he surprised

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himself in finishing second in the semi-final. A medal macro in the

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800 would be a tremendous achievement. -- a medal.

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Lynsey Sharp was a controversial selection but she impressed in her

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heat, she is looking to defy her critics once again.

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World champion Christian Taylor is favourite for gold in the men's

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triple jump final, which is devoid of them have to go abroad. --

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We will show you Jade Jones live at 10pm on BBC2 in the tae kwon do

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final. We will have highlights later, we won't spoil anything for

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you! Elsewhere, the women's football final. You can watch all

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of it on the red button. We start with a look back on some of the

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day's big moment. After a day without a medal, there were high

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hopes that hour dressage riders who one the team gold a few days ago

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could get the ball rolling again in Just two days ago Charlotte

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Dujardin, Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer took a team gold for

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Britain. Today in front of a packed arena they went head-to-head. Which

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one of them, if any, would do the double? Having placed well in the

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qualifiers, all three were in the last six to ride. Laura was first

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saying a word, but I am happy so far. -- holding my breath. You get

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the feeling these two are dancing together to the music. Fantastic!

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That is one of the best tests I have ever seen from a British rider

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in freestyle. And she knows it. She So she was in the gold medal

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position with just three riders to go. Two of them were her team mates.

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Slight errors cost him dearly and left him in third place. And after

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an impressive round by the Dutch world No. 1 put her into the lead,

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it was all about what 27-year-old Charlotte Dujardin could do. Her

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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rousing picture tick musical choice gold! 90.89! Charlotte Dujardin has

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iced the cake in style, and Britain So Charlotte, who 18 months ago had

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never ridden a grand prix event, secured a double Olympic gold.

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Team-mate Laura -- Laura Bechtolsheimer took bronze. It has

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been Team GB's equestrians most We can talk to our two heroines now.

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They joined us from Greenwich. Many congratulations. Before these games

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we had never had any medal in dressage, now we have two golds and

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a bronze, you must be delighted. are, we still haven't, half feet

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haven't touched the ground yet. It has been a tremendous few days for

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British dressage to. For Charlotte to have topped it off with an

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individual gold is beyond our wildest dreams. Charlotte, two gold

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medals, an unbelievable performance from you. How are nervous were you

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going last? Did it settled you that you had a golden the back?

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guess so. I didn't really get nervous, I just wanted to go out

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there, I wanted to have fun and enjoy it. My horse rose to the

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occasion, it was fantastic to have the home crowd behind us and be

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able to get another gold. It is incredible what you get the horses

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to do, it must take so much training and effort, Laura? It does,

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it takes a long time. Charlotte's horse is at the beginning of its

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career, mine is 17, heading to the end of its Korea, he does take a

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long partnership to be able to perform like that in front of a big

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crowd like that and do the fancy movements they do, they don't start

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competing at that level until they are nine or 10 anyway. So it is a

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lot of work, and it paid off! of fancy movement, and some

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interesting music ensembles as well! You went for the Lion King,

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and Charlotte, you went for a patriotic Popery of Music, who

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decides that? We get to choose what we want to ride two. Obviously we

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have to make sure that it fits the pace of our horses, and that the

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horses are comfortable with that music. Sometimes it is to Basie, it

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can upset the horses. -- if it has too much base. Incredible

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atmosphere, it does so quiet, you could hear a pin drop, and all the

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sudden, as soon as you finish, there is this incredible crescendo

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of noise. When you come in as a British rider, you can feel the

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crowd are desperate to start showing their appreciation. Luckily,

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they are very responsive here, and a lot of them know how horses as

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well. They know they need to be quiet for my horse, he is easily

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wound up and distracted. When you finish your test, it is an

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unbelievable feeling to hear 25,000 people erupt. I had your mum being

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interviewed, Charlotte, she said that when she lost her mother,

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sadly, she knew she had to spend the inheritance she got on a horse

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for you. She said you could make a donkey do anything. You must be

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eternally grateful to your mother for that? Obviously I'm very lucky

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to have my mum's support, my whole family, really. We were not

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financially... It was quite expensive for us to do it, but when

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my mum's mum died, we managed to get a horse and I started from

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there. How are you going to celebrate this triumph for? We have

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a boat on the Thames. We are going to party and party! What time does

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it start? 9pm. So we are going to finish up here and head on down,

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see everybody, friends and family. It is going to be great to let our

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hair down now, as we have finished. Celebrate in the right way! I

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sensed you might get a big crowd at the party now you have told

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everyone! Many congratulations, you Wonderful stuff, and what a

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beautiful evening we have around the Olympic Park. All over the

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South of England, in fact. So that took the medal tally to 50 ft of

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less than an hour later the tally went up -- goal tally went up to 24,

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could see a of Nicola Adams. She made history by winning the first

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of a gold medal in women's boxing with an outstanding performance to

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beat the three-time world champion, Ren Cancan Of China. She had her

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opponent on the floor, and sent the crowd wild. She took the gold

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eventually by 16.27. She will be joining us later on. Brilliant

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams and earned a place in the history books

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as she became the first woman to win her Olympic boxing gold, thanks

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to a stunning demolition of China's Ren Cancan.

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Kerri-Anne Payne suffered huge disappointment in the 10 kilometres

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open waters when, missing out on a medal by just 0.4 seconds after a

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gruelling slog in the Serpentine. Jade Jones has guaranteed herself

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at least a silver in the women's tae kwon do. She fights for gold at

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10:15pm. That is live on BBC2. Fellow Brent Martin Stamper was

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knocked out in the semi-final. He still has a chance of bronze,

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You know you have got a special evening of athletics when Michael

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Johnson comes into the studio. Delighted to see you. Can Usain

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Bolt do it? That is the question. Yes, he can do it, there is no

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doubt about that. This is going to be a little bit different from what

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we saw in the 100 metres. This is not me saying this, to be clear,

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but Bolt says he doesn't train as hard as Yohan Blake. He said after

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the 100 metres. Training comes into play much more in the 200. Why is

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that? Because it is the longer event, so the speed endurance, the

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ability to hold a bat speed, we know that Bolt has incredible speed,

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superior over Blake, but how long can you hold it? You have to train

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for that. So the athlete who trains harder may have an advantage. Blake

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is known for training very hard. But there is a trade-off, he is a

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shorter athlete. Does that help around the bend? It doesn't. What

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does help them is he has a lower centre of gravity, so navigating

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the bend is a bit easier for him, but a bit harder because he is so

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tight in here, because he is a bulky and muscular athlete. At the

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end of the day, you can't bet against Bolt, he is the best there

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The other thing that comes into play in this race, much more than

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the 100m, is the lane draw. Usain Bolt finds himself out in lane

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seven, while Blake is in lane four. Usain Bolt hopes he will never see

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Yohan Blake, but that is going to be interesting as well. Why didn't

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Usain Bolt run a bit quicker and get himself a good lane? What they

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do is, they rank the qualifiers, based on the heat and the fastest

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losers, so he goes in the top four of the draw. After that, it is

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randomly drawn. It could have been anywhere between four and seven. He

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had no control over that. So, he is just unfortunate. You cannot bet

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against Bolt. If I knew who was going to win, all of those people

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would not be out there. But they are! At the end of the day, like I

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said, you can never bet against Bolt. This is his favourite event,

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but again, it is very interesting, because Blake is in a perfect

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position. He feels this is his best opportunity, and he has got nothing

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to lose. If he walks away from here with two civil medals, both to the

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greatest man there has ever been, nobody will say anything about that.

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So he cannot lose. Looking forward to it, it is going to be a great

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evening. Michael will be making his way over to the stadium, it is only

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about 200 metres away. About 20 seconds, do you think? Not quite!

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But it is a massive night which lies ahead. Over to you, John

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Inverdale. When Michael gets here, he will find this stadium more on

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edge than it was at the weekend. The hysteria in here is going off

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the scale. We are 1.5 hours or so away from the race. It is the most

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extraordinary crowd in here tonight. 60,000 people stayed for 3.5 hours

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to watch the pole vault today, an unbelievable display. We are all

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very excited about this. We are, but we are trying to keep still, we

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promised! The thing about it if any, we can all marvel at greatness, but

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we also love a contest, which is what makes it so exciting. You were

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both very convinced about Bolt in the 100m, after you had seen the

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semi-finals, but there is an element of doubt in the air this

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evening. There is, and it is very small, but because we know it is

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there, it is mouth-watering, the fact that we do not want Bolt to

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lose, but at the same tongue, we quite like the fact that he might.

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I think that means it is quite exciting, and if anybody is going

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to do it, it is going to be Blake. I have still got to go for Usain

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Bolt, that has got to be clear. But I wanted to be a clear race. I

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think we might see Blake coming at him down the final straight. Yohan

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Blake obviously is a fraction away from the world record, and Usain

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Bolt is the owner of the world record, so it is going to be tied.

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Just to mark your card, 8:55pm tonight for that one. London has

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been magnificent today, and the landscape of the city changes all

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the time. If you get the chance to go on that cable-car across the

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River Thames, take it, it is fantastic. The other thing which

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has changed the landscape is the advent of the Shard. Today, for

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want of so where better to go, Garry Richardson took our new long

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some -- long jump champion, Greg Rutherford, to see one of London's

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newest landmarks. Look at that view. So, you made it right to the top as

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an Olympic champion, but of course, you might have had another career

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as a footballer with Aston Villa? Yes, there was the potential for

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that route when I was a bit younger, but I was a bit lazy, to be honest.

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Once you had decided upon athletics, you started to make your mark in

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the long jump, but the new decided you had had enough at the age of

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16? Yes, my coach decided to quit at the time, and I decided to take

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a break, be a to we will rebellious teenager. All of a sudden, somebody

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else came along and invited me to come back and to do a bit of

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training. Luckily, here I am. has made you an Olympic champion?

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There are a lot of sportsmen and women who are extremely talented,

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but they find it difficult to do the extra bits, the Sleep, the

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Nutrition, the training. It can be incredibly hard, when it is pouring

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down with rain or snow, and you have got to go out and do your

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stuff. It can be hard to get yourself motivated. But the ones

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that really have that age, they do not care, all they want to do is to

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become a champion. There is another tower to visit now. Exactly. Do you

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have a head for heights? I think we So, the 69th floor of the Shard.

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Absolutely spectacular. A few days later, has it sunk in, what you

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have done? I don't think, to be honest. It has been a bit of a

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whirlwind since it happened. When the final was under way, you set

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down a marker for the rest. plan always was to try to get a

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decent jump in early. When you try harder in the long jump, you do not

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jump further. And you're watching your competitors, and thinking,

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please do not beat me. Yes, of course. Every time I was thinking,

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is this going to be the moment I am going to have to react? But

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fortunately for me, it did not happen. The Feeling at the moment

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was what? I cannot really put it into words. You have just been told

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everything you ever wanted, you know have. It is all I have ever

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dreamt of. I literally could not get any words out for the national

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anthem. It was incredibly emotional. So, 69th floor, and you have got so

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more statistics? Yes, I think it is the... Thank you very much!

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have spoken about the pressure of your job, but how do you fancy

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that? Nothing in comparison to that, it is absolutely insane. It is the

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most amazing thing I have ever seen. Look at him, nerves of steel, just

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sitting there. Could you imagine coming to work every day, and doing

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this, on the side of the tallest building in Europe? It is just

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insane. We have arranged for you to Anyway, Greg Rutherford, his life

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is different now, it is so different, in fact, they have

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changed the name of one of the roads in Milton Keynes for him. Can

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you remember how you work four days after winning in Sydney? Did you

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feel that life would never be the same again? No, it was several

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weeks before the gold medal really hit home. It will be several weeks

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for our gold-medallists to come to terms with their new life. It is

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almost a dream. It is still disbelief that it has happened to

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you. You think, where did this happen? What happened? It is a

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magical feeling. Then, as I said, it is about going home, they will

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look at all the newspaper cuttings, the videotapes, because they will

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not have had a chance to see any of this, and they will take stock of

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how momentous it really was. Looking at the positive and

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negative side, we were hoping to see Goldie Sayers in the javelin

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tonight, but that has not happened, and also, we will not be seeing

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Phillips Idowu in the triple jump, either. If you want to see either

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of those family -- finals, you can do so. But one person we will be

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watching tonight is Lynsey Sharp. Yes, and she has been improving.

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She has run personal bests this year. She may have felt a bit of

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responsibility on her shoulders, because of the way she was selected,

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but I hope that she has got all of that out of her sister now. She is

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there because people have believed in her. Maybe that could be a

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motivation. Exactly. Here we go, with our track action this evening.

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It's the first semi-final of the Women's 800m, and for that, it is

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chance for Lynsey Sharp to show what she can do. She is an

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ambitious young lady, and she has run with a lot of authority to get

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here. The overall standard of the first round was not great, but for

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these semi-finals, it is a different story. The first two and

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the two fastest will go through to the final on Saturday. This is what

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that is a roundabout the form she has shown this year. She is the

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Colombian record holder. That silver medal at the European

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Championships pretty much got Sharp selected for this. It is a huge

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opportunity for her. But this will be tough. Silver-medallist at the

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World Indoor Championships, Nataliia Lupu, is having a good

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year. The defending champion, from Kenya, the first ever female

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Olympic champion for them, Pamela Jelimo. Many people's favourite for

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the gold medal. Now, Alice Schmidt, representing the United States.

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Representing Russia, their national champion of this year, who has had

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an incredible burst through in terms of form, Poistogova. Almanza

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of Cuba, just 20 years of age. Great talent for the Cubans. And

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who will go off the hardest, and everybody will be following her.

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Lynsey Sharp might want to drop-off a little bit, not too far, though.

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It is about pacing your race well, and she may well have to run the

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best 800m of her life. Something under two minutes may be required

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to get near the top two. Don't forget, there are two fastest

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hoping that Lynsey Sharp, from Edinburgh, can show the sort of

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talent she undoubtedly has on this biggest of stages. I think they all

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look to Jelimo, it looks as though she doesn't really want to pick it

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up. This could be slow. Lynsey Sharp will not be too disappointed,

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she has the kind of pace that could be dangerous in the last 200.

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Everybody is watching the champion, Jelimo, an old into a false sense

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of security. She has got the ability and the talent, and I'm

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looking at Lynsey Sharp, wisely keeping out of trouble. It is not

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very fast, so she will have an awful lot of running to do, and she

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doesn't look as if she is in the right place at the moment. Jelimo

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in the middle of the grid, Lynsey Sharp now starting to pick up the

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pieces, she has to do an awful lot of running. A little bit surprised

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she gave herself up so much to do. It is not excessively fast yet.

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They will be thinking they have a chance yet, it will come down to

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the big cake. Lynsey Sharp does have a good kick. Lupu is looking

:31:46.:31:50.

comfortable, Lynsey Sharp is going to have to find a lot in the last

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200 he/she is going to even get close, only the top two get through.

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Garcia is looking good. Lynsey Sharp a long way off the top two,

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she is struggling. Jelimo and Poistogova are pulling away, Garcia

:32:07.:32:12.

will try and keep going for the fastest loser has barred. But

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lovely, controlled running from the front two. Round about the two

:32:20.:32:27.

minute Sharpe. Lynsey Sharp coming in in 7th place there. I think that

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first round for her was something she was able to enjoy it and

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qualifier and run well, but when you get to the semi-finals, these

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athletes can run off a fast pace, a slower pace, and then everybody can

:32:41.:32:50.

kick. What she might be disappointed about his not running

:32:50.:32:54.

a personal best. But she has given it the best she possibly could, but

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she was never really in it. She is still flat on the track, having a

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hard one here. Jelimo decided not to make it quick, the rest of them

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obeyed her orders. The champion, you do have that aura of

:33:12.:33:17.

invincibility rewire as good as she is. They decided it was up to her

:33:17.:33:21.

how she wanted to run the race. Poistogova of Russia looks ominous,

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leaving it gently on the inside. 28.9 last 200 metres by Jelimo,

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that is pretty good running, but I think she had it easier than she

:33:32.:33:38.

expected. A I think Lynsey Sharp, digging deep in the finishing

:33:38.:33:43.

straight, just not able to take them on terms. She wasn't able to

:33:43.:33:48.

get there on the bell. She wasn't able to be competitive, she tried

:33:49.:33:55.

as hard as she could. She has come on awful long way in a year, she

:33:55.:34:00.

has acquitted herself well, but that was a very hard run, and she

:34:00.:34:10.
:34:10.:34:15.

was very, very tired, she will find quick enough, but those two races

:34:15.:34:25.
:34:25.:34:27.

A real sense of frustration, to put it Martley? E s. I just got in a

:34:27.:34:36.

really bad position. And on the second lap, there was just a wall

:34:36.:34:42.

in front of me. It wasn't a very clever race. What happened in front

:34:42.:34:48.

of you? Just to hang onto the lead group, I found the whole group was

:34:48.:34:51.

at the front... I just found myself at the back because of the British

:34:52.:34:57.

and I got myself into at the break. I didn't execute it properly.

:34:57.:35:03.

have had a lot to deal with in the build-up, was that any kind of

:35:03.:35:12.

factor for you? No, I am in great shape. It didn't go my way to

:35:12.:35:16.

become I know I am in PB shade, and it didn't happen on the day.

:35:16.:35:20.

have carried yourself admirably, commiserations, but I'm sure this

:35:20.:35:30.
:35:30.:35:42.

is just the start for you. Thanks men's triple jump now. The European

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champion in Helsinki, do not have. -- de Nieto. Way over the leading

:35:48.:35:58.
:35:58.:36:03.

from at Donato. There is no Phillips Idowu. The favourite for

:36:03.:36:11.

this competition is Christian Taylor, the world champion. But

:36:11.:36:16.

real disappointment for the crowd here, no Phillips Idowu. A big

:36:16.:36:26.
:36:26.:36:58.

57, the American champion. Caster Semenya, still only 21 years old,

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and now coached by the great Maria Mutola, who was the multi- world

:37:03.:37:09.

champion are back in two thousandths of -- back in 2000. In

:37:09.:37:19.
:37:19.:37:20.

the last Olympic Games it was Kenny at one and two. She one the silver.

:37:20.:37:30.
:37:30.:37:43.

outside two minutes this year. Then the European champion, Arzhakova or,

:37:43.:37:53.
:37:53.:38:01.

holder. All eyes, you suspect will be on the Kenyan. As well as an an

:38:01.:38:08.

Olympic silver medallist, she got silver in 2009 in the world

:38:08.:38:18.
:38:18.:38:28.

through to the final. The big three have gone off pretty quickly.

:38:28.:38:35.

Semenya, just settling in there. He's in onto the shoulder of the

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:38:45.:38:45.

American. When Busienei broke onto the scene, we thought we had seen

:38:45.:38:51.

the new-generation of 800 metres runners. Then along came Pamela at

:38:51.:38:58.

Jelimo who beat her as well. So the two Kenyans have been outstanding.

:38:58.:39:04.

On the outside, the former world champion, Caster Semenya. This

:39:04.:39:08.

young South African athlete to have -- has had all her troubles, but

:39:08.:39:14.

here she is, out and competing, that is what she likes to do. So

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far, much faster than the first semi-final. If you look at Semenya,

:39:22.:39:32.
:39:32.:39:44.

she is leaving herself a little bit 200 metres to go. In the heat, she

:39:44.:39:52.

looked absolutely superb. The four of them are bunched together. The

:39:52.:39:56.

European champion, Arzhakova, is right in the middle. She is right

:39:56.:40:06.
:40:06.:40:17.

second, Caster Semenya comes home first. That is swift. And I think

:40:17.:40:21.

there is a lot more to come from Caster Semenya as well, safely

:40:21.:40:26.

through to the final. That was an impressive performance from Caster

:40:26.:40:32.

Semenya of South Africa. She hasn't shown much form in recent times,

:40:32.:40:36.

but today, for which a judge to that race, she gave herself a

:40:37.:40:44.

little bit to do in the back straight, starting to move through,

:40:44.:40:50.

starting to move quickly. And this is a class athlete, the Kenyan, but

:40:50.:40:56.

Caster Semenya, the way she controlled it, not excessively

:40:56.:41:05.

quick, she was just moving through, and then into the finishing

:41:05.:41:15.
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straight, the strength of this busy watching Carter so many are

:41:23.:41:28.

running her best time of the season, that was impressive -- watching

:41:28.:41:34.

Caster Semenya. Look how controlled she is. She is driving on through,

:41:34.:41:41.

the Kenyan is coming under real pressure. She is going to have to

:41:41.:41:46.

wait now, Busienei. She may qualify as one of the fastest losers, but

:41:46.:41:51.

this was an impressive warning to the other athletes, Semenya is back

:41:51.:42:01.
:42:01.:42:17.

in action, ready to challenge for a South Africa have a go pretty good

:42:17.:42:23.

Olympic -- Olympic Games. What did you make of car to so many of

:42:23.:42:27.

there? Very good qualification. We know she has the talent, from what

:42:27.:42:34.

she has shown in the past. Last year was a let-down. But she is now

:42:34.:42:39.

back on her game, it seems. That was a very impressive qualification,

:42:39.:42:46.

based on what we have seen in the past. She is well and truly into

:42:46.:42:50.

the final, Lynsey Sharp is out. I'm sure there will be commentators,

:42:50.:42:55.

some of the crowd saying, that goes to show, they should have picked

:42:55.:43:03.

Marilyn Okoro, Jenny Meadows, what would you say? Benefit of hindsight.

:43:03.:43:08.

Yes, the girls watching at home, Emma Jackson, Marilyn Okoro is

:43:08.:43:13.

probably ready for the relay now, they will be sitting there feeling

:43:13.:43:16.

aggrieved at this moment, but at the end of the day, Lynsey Sharp

:43:16.:43:20.

did what she needed to do when it mattered, and that is the most

:43:20.:43:26.

important thing. Yes, there will be some corners saying, just maybe

:43:26.:43:32.

Charles van Commenee got it wrong. And are they right? I think... Who

:43:32.:43:38.

shall I say is right here? The one who is right! I think she did

:43:38.:43:42.

nothing wrong, she did what was required of her, she left to do the

:43:42.:43:46.

people who are technically should know to make the decision, and if

:43:46.:43:50.

Charles makes the decision, he is the boss, he says this is the

:43:50.:43:54.

person he wants to represent us, he makes the decision and whatever the

:43:54.:43:59.

answer is, he lives with it. He knows if it was good, he will be

:43:59.:44:05.

the Messiah. If it is bad, he will take a lot of fire. The end of the

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day, we will have to look at the Times the other girls have produced,

:44:09.:44:15.

when a quick enough to get through? Possibly not. Could you only pick

:44:15.:44:22.

one person? Yes, it was complex! wasn't over here! A lot of trees

:44:22.:44:28.

were felled for the forest oath newsprint written about that! Easy

:44:28.:44:37.

to be wise after the event. Anyway, one more semi-final in the women's

:44:37.:44:47.
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the middle one was the tougher of the free. This one has Cherono

:44:53.:45:03.
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is one of them, Niyonsaba, she is just 19 years of age, and I think

:45:13.:45:19.

this might be her -- the 6th race of her career. She is a real raw

:45:19.:45:26.

talent. She one the African championships, -- she won the

:45:26.:45:29.

African championships, then she qualified for this and is now

:45:29.:45:34.

lining up against the world champion. I think Niyonsaba is

:45:34.:45:38.

someone who you will have to watch, she is not quite sure what she is

:45:38.:45:42.

doing, just because of inexperience. She is not sure about where to

:45:42.:45:49.

place herself. It is better for her if it is a good, hard race. That

:45:49.:45:56.

last race was the 6th fastest in the world. The fastest losers but

:45:56.:46:06.
:46:06.:46:22.

confidence in the world in her kick. You can see how slowly Niyonsaba

:46:22.:46:28.

gets off the start line, but she is a huge talent. So is Koech on the

:46:28.:46:35.

inside, the youngster from Kenya. So, some new names to look out for

:46:35.:46:41.

here. As I suggested, Savinova immediately goes to the back of the

:46:41.:46:49.

field, she has no interest in making this one. There's the world

:46:49.:46:55.

champion, just sitting and watching, with the youngster Niyonsaba just

:46:55.:47:00.

behind her. BRENDAN FOSTER: She knows the

:47:00.:47:05.

strength of her second lap, and she is happy to follow in that group.

:47:05.:47:09.

Just behind her, the young African Niyonsaba, who has now decided to

:47:09.:47:14.

move forward. Look how quickly she moved there, that's fantastic, when

:47:14.:47:21.

you see a young athlete arriving on the world scene like that. After

:47:21.:47:27.

having only half-a-dozen races in your whole life, this is raw talent,

:47:27.:47:32.

but that's what we want to see, the arrival of raw talent, together

:47:32.:47:38.

with the more calculated style of the world champion, Savinova. She

:47:38.:47:44.

is really closing them down now. Niyonsaba was probably thinking,

:47:44.:47:53.

hang on, I am supposed to be near the front. Just look at this

:47:53.:48:03.
:48:03.:48:04.

youngster Niyonsaba. Savinova has timed her effort perfectly. Watch

:48:04.:48:09.

this youngster go again. Running with awe of her heart to try to get

:48:09.:48:14.

ahead of the world champion. What a talent she is going to be. She is a

:48:14.:48:24.
:48:24.:48:24.

raw talent at the moment. That's almost a personal best, just about

:48:24.:48:30.

matching it, for the young athlete. That will mean that our two fastest

:48:30.:48:35.

losers will come from that second semi-final. I am pleased she has

:48:35.:48:42.

made it through. Savinova looked good, but we have just seen a

:48:42.:48:48.

bright new talent at 800m. Just eating up the yarns, the champion,

:48:48.:48:54.

growing with confidence, as we expected. In second place, the

:48:54.:48:57.

youngster Niyonsaba, running the sixth race of her whole life, which

:48:57.:49:04.

is absolutely incredible. To me, that is real African talent. There

:49:04.:49:09.

goes the precise workings of the Russian world champion, and into

:49:09.:49:12.

the finishing straight, the young African comes through, deciding

:49:12.:49:17.

that it is time to kick. Look at that, she almost stumbled there,

:49:17.:49:27.
:49:27.:49:28.

that was strange, as Savinova glided up alongside her. That, for

:49:28.:49:36.

me, was incredible, that's what the Olympic Games is all about. When

:49:36.:49:41.

she learns how to run properly...! She is doing pretty well at the

:49:41.:49:51.
:49:51.:50:21.

That is around 17.50. The world indoor champion, Claye. Taylor is

:50:21.:50:26.

the world outdoor champion. It really is the big guns from America

:50:26.:50:36.
:50:36.:50:36.

in this triple jump, together with two very good Italians as well. He

:50:36.:50:40.

switched from the long jump, and some questioned whether that was a

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

good decision. Will Claye goes into two good Italians, and this is one

:50:57.:51:07.

of them. This triple jump competition is coming alive.

:51:07.:51:17.
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STEVE CRAM: these are the athletes who are through to the final of the

:51:22.:51:29.

Women's 800m. I'm sure that youngster will be an athlete to

:51:29.:51:39.

contend within that final. Now, we move on to the Men's 800m.

:51:39.:51:45.

His dad won a silver medal in 1968, he has run the four fastest times

:51:45.:51:53.

in the world this year, and one day, he might even run 800m in 100

:51:53.:51:57.

seconds. No wonder David Rudisha is the most hotly tipped favourite of

:51:57.:52:06.

any event in these Games. COMMENTATOR: This man is very, very

:52:06.:52:16.
:52:16.:52:22.

special indeed. He is so dominant over 800m. Sometimes, people ask me,

:52:22.:52:32.
:52:32.:52:35.

are you David Rudisha?! The Olympics is the biggest thing, and

:52:35.:52:38.

I understand that billions of people are watching. To participate

:52:38.:52:43.

here is special, and of course, doing something special would be an

:52:43.:52:48.

honour. He is unrivalled at the moment on the world scene. Your

:52:48.:52:55.

father, Daniel, competed in the 1968 Olympics - I guess that has

:52:55.:53:01.

inspired you, going into these Games? Absolutely, he has been a

:53:01.:53:06.

big inspiration to me, he is the reason why I am here, the reason

:53:06.:53:12.

why I am running. Because I knew him as a father, and he was a great

:53:12.:53:19.

athlete. I said, I have to do it, because if my father did it, then I

:53:19.:53:26.

can do it. You're a big fan of Sebastian Coe, I understand you

:53:26.:53:33.

have spent many evenings watching him on YouTube? Yes, many times. He

:53:33.:53:37.

was a beautiful one. He is also a good friend of mine. He has

:53:37.:53:46.

inspired me a lot. He has told me, you are the only man who's able at

:53:46.:53:50.

this time to break the world record. It was a big thing for me, because

:53:50.:53:54.

I know what an athlete he was, and he knows what it takes to break the

:53:54.:53:59.

world record. If he has told me that, then I say, let me just put

:54:00.:54:05.

it in action. I was happy. What will it mean to Kenya for you to be

:54:05.:54:09.

there standing in front of the world with an Olympic gold medal?

:54:09.:54:15.

Kenyans have a lot of hope in me. They know that I am going to bring

:54:15.:54:19.

this gold medal home. So far, they have been following my performance,

:54:19.:54:26.

and they have no doubt. Everyone I have met is encouraging me, you are

:54:26.:54:36.
:54:36.:54:37.

able, just go for it. So, I want to do it. I want to do it for my

:54:37.:54:41.

father and for myself. It almost feels like an African evening here

:54:41.:54:46.

in London tonight, with this beautiful weather. There is the man.

:54:46.:54:51.

We started that piece by saying, the greatest athlete you have never

:54:51.:54:55.

heard of. And for most people watching, I'm sure, today, they

:54:55.:54:59.

might vaguely have an awareness of him, but he does not cross over

:55:00.:55:06.

from athletics into the wider landscape. Not until now, I hope.

:55:06.:55:10.

For people who follow athletics religiously, in the Diamond League,

:55:10.:55:15.

they would have seen him run, they will have watched him in Paris,

:55:16.:55:22.

with that fantastic time. He is the most beautiful runner. If Sebastian

:55:22.:55:27.

Coe can almost anoint him, to say he is the man he predicts will

:55:27.:55:33.

break that world record again, then, he really is that person. He said

:55:33.:55:37.

in that piece that the people of Kenya have no doubts that he's

:55:37.:55:42.

going to win this - do you have any doubt, Michael? Not at all. He is

:55:42.:55:47.

undefeated, two-time world record holder, he is almost two seconds

:55:47.:55:51.

faster this year than anyone else in the field. And he is not the

:55:51.:55:56.

type of athlete who will tactically mess this up, as has happened in

:55:56.:56:00.

the past. Seb Coe will talk about his own failure as world record-

:56:00.:56:04.

holder coming into the Olympics. It has happened in the past with

:56:04.:56:08.

Wilson kicky to as well. He was the world record, who did not win. I do

:56:08.:56:15.

not see that happening here. way he is going to run will be as

:56:15.:56:18.

he often does, he likes to lead from the front. Once he hits the

:56:18.:56:24.

front, there is no turning back. So, everybody's fighting for silver and

:56:24.:56:30.

bronze. Is Andrew Osagie an outside contender for a medal? Why not? We

:56:30.:56:35.

have seen him going really well on the circuit. He has gone under one

:56:35.:56:40.

minute 45 on numerous occasions. He has got lots of experience from

:56:40.:56:44.

running in the Diamond League, alongside these top guys. I suppose

:56:44.:56:49.

we could say this is top of the undercard, if you like. Bolt

:56:49.:56:53.

against break is coming up at 8:55pm this evening, but this is

:56:53.:56:56.

not about support act. Over to Steve Cram.

:56:56.:57:05.

STEVE CRAM: So, Andrew Osagie joins an illustrious group of men in

:57:05.:57:09.

contesting this 800m. It is packed with young men, apart from David

:57:09.:57:19.
:57:19.:57:20.

Rudisha, almost the old man, at 23! Timothy Kitum, just 17 years of age.

:57:20.:57:29.

Nijel Amos, just 18. Mohammed Aman, 18. Then we have the experience of

:57:29.:57:39.
:57:39.:57:46.

Mohammed Aman and Duane Solomon. Well, he was spotted in Kenya, a

:57:46.:57:49.

country which has obviously had some great champions. He was

:57:49.:57:55.

spotted when he was 14 years of age running 200m, and he was impressive

:57:55.:58:02.

then. He has even done a bit of Decathlon. He is joined by Andrew

:58:02.:58:11.

Osagie tonight. Well done to him for making it through to this final.

:58:11.:58:15.

Timothy Kitum, the Commonwealth youth champion, just 17 years of

:58:15.:58:19.

age. Second in the world junior championships this year, which were

:58:19.:58:24.

held in Barcelona. The world champion, who broke two world

:58:24.:58:29.

records in one week in 2010. Let's see what he has in store for us

:58:29.:58:34.

tonight. The hottest favourite, as has been said, at these Olympic

:58:34.:58:38.

Games, in track-and-field. The new world junior champion, who beat

:58:38.:58:44.

Timothy Kitum in that race, Nijel Amos, of Botswana. This is another

:58:44.:58:54.

fantastic young talent. Will it be the Ethiopian Aman who can get in

:58:54.:59:01.

amongst the medals? Teenagers with titles galore. Duane Solomon, very

:59:02.:59:11.
:59:12.:59:12.

impressive, coached by the great Johnny Gray. Nick Symmonds, coached

:59:12.:59:20.

by Great Britain's Mark Rowland, over in Oregon. Abubaker Kaki,

:59:20.:59:24.

twice the world indoor champion and silver-medallist behind David

:59:24.:59:31.

Rudisha in Daegu last year. Brendan, a quick word about this man?

:59:31.:59:35.

BRENDAN FOSTER: What a fantastic athlete he is. I spoke to his

:59:35.:59:38.

manager this afternoon, and he said to me, he is going to run his

:59:38.:59:42.

normal race. That means about 50 seconds for the first lap, and then

:59:42.:59:47.

just keep going as hard as he can. He knows about the tradition of the

:59:47.:59:50.

Olympic Games, he loves the tradition, and he is going to put

:59:50.:59:55.

his stamp on it. He was introduced as the sideshow to Usain Bolt, he

:59:55.:59:58.

is not bothered about that, but he wants to make sure that his

:59:58.:00:03.

performance here goes in the record books as a great one. He may

:00:03.:00:07.

determine the other medals as well - will they follow him, will they

:00:07.:00:17.
:00:17.:00:23.

go as fast as him, and will they be race of his life against the world

:00:23.:00:30.

champion, who is now attempting to become the Olympic champion. David

:00:30.:00:35.

Rudisha, loves to be in the front. Kaki comes along in his customary

:00:35.:00:42.

position. For now, it is following the script everybody thought would

:00:42.:00:51.

happen. Rudisha at the front. stretching it out there. He is

:00:51.:00:56.

looking for a decent, solid at 52nd a kind of time. Kaki is following

:00:56.:01:05.

him. 49.2, that is a phenomenal opening, and he knows about

:01:05.:01:13.

performances. There have been world records set in the Olympic Games in

:01:13.:01:19.

the 800 metres. That is a bit quick for Andrew Osagie. But Rudisha, the

:01:19.:01:23.

great athlete that he is... They are sucked in to dine with him down

:01:23.:01:28.

the back straight, can they hang on? They are all starting to fade.

:01:28.:01:35.

That is really quite! Amos moves into second place. Kitum is moving

:01:35.:01:40.

into third, Andrew Osagie is at the back, but it is all about David

:01:40.:01:46.

Rudisha, already the world record holder, already the world champion.

:01:46.:01:50.

Striking a way to become the Olympic champion. How quick will it

:01:50.:02:00.
:02:00.:02:10.

be? That is a world record! ever 800 metres race anyone has

:02:10.:02:17.

ever run, that I have ever seen, obviously. What a privilege to be

:02:17.:02:27.
:02:27.:02:43.

here. All on his own, done to take. champion. He talked a lot about the

:02:43.:02:47.

Olympic Games, and what he could do, he would like to put on her show,

:02:47.:02:51.

and in the last few weeks he started to play that down a bit.

:02:51.:02:56.

That was just to take the pressure off. I have to say, Amos, an

:02:56.:03:03.

incredible run for him in silver. I am going to tell you this, you will

:03:03.:03:06.

see the results are shorter, but all 80 men have either run a

:03:06.:03:16.
:03:16.:03:23.

season's best, or a personal best - phenomenal performance. He is going

:03:23.:03:29.

to be so delighted. But we were delighted to watch... Look at a

:03:29.:03:38.

mast chasing him, everybody knew he was going to do, he ran 49.2 for

:03:38.:03:43.

the opening 400 metres. Into the finishing straight, striding along,

:03:43.:03:48.

Amos is finishing so quickly. Never, ever threatening, but that was

:03:48.:03:55.

fantastic running by David Rudisha. The pride of the Masai wins the

:03:55.:04:00.

Olympic Games in a world record time. I said at the start, he

:04:00.:04:05.

didn't mind being the second act to Usain Bolt, but it wasn't a bad

:04:05.:04:10.

second act, was it? What a brilliant run-out. The athlete that

:04:10.:04:16.

everyone admires, a fantastic man as well. We have been sitting here,

:04:16.:04:22.

privileged to watch this, power and strength and performance. Trained

:04:22.:04:28.

by an Irish priest, managed by an Australian, the pride of the Masai,

:04:28.:04:34.

David Rudisha, the pride of the stadium here. The star, so far, of

:04:34.:04:41.

the Olympic Games, the only world record we have had so far. I have

:04:41.:04:51.
:04:51.:04:51.

just got the split times, 23 for the first 200, 25 for the second

:04:51.:04:56.

200, and 26.1 for the last 200. That is what a world record looks

:04:56.:05:03.

like. He is the greatest. I am still struggling for words, I have

:05:03.:05:10.

to tell you. Not just because of his performance, because I think we

:05:10.:05:15.

have always known that this man can go under 1.41 day, but the

:05:15.:05:25.

performances behind him, simply stunning. I will go through all of

:05:25.:05:31.

this for you. That is a world record to take the gold medal. Amos,

:05:31.:05:37.

a new national record, that puts him a joint third on the all-time

:05:37.:05:41.

list. That is the same time as Sebastian Coe broke the world

:05:41.:05:47.

record all those years ago, and he is only 18. The 17-year-old takes

:05:47.:05:52.

the bronze medal, a personal best for Timothy Kitum. Duane Solomon

:05:52.:05:58.

has just missed the American record by less than two-tenths of a second.

:05:58.:06:04.

A massive personal best for Nick Symmonds in 5th. A new national

:06:04.:06:08.

record for Ethiopia in sick for Muhammad are mine. A season's best

:06:08.:06:17.

for Kaki, and Andrew Osagie, a big, big new personal best for him. He

:06:17.:06:27.
:06:27.:06:28.

He can indeed, I think that puts you 4th in the UK all-time list. To

:06:28.:06:32.

be part of that occasion, that world record, for you to deliver

:06:32.:06:39.

bad performance, some it all up for me if you can? Any other Olympics...

:06:39.:06:43.

Those times would normally get medals in any other championship,

:06:43.:06:47.

because David is in such form, people were predicting he might go

:06:47.:06:50.

for a world record, everybody thought he might try, but didn't

:06:50.:06:55.

think he would actually do it! It was an honour to be in that race, I

:06:55.:07:00.

have come to the Olympics, I have run aid PB, I have run quicker than

:07:00.:07:03.

I wanted to come, but I have come last, so mixed emotions at the

:07:03.:07:07.

moment. When you see that kind of performance and all the youngsters

:07:07.:07:12.

coming through, what does that do for you coming forward, would you

:07:12.:07:17.

need to do to build on this fantastic Olympics you have had?

:07:17.:07:21.

final was on Tuesday, trying to get through, it was such a big run for

:07:21.:07:25.

me, I knew I was in the shape to run well in the final if I could

:07:25.:07:30.

get there. I got there, a ran a PB, but it wasn't the performance I

:07:30.:07:36.

wanted. What is going through your mind when you see him tearing off

:07:36.:07:40.

like that and you have to hang in there? I was hoping everybody would

:07:40.:07:45.

come back to me a bit more, I ran quicker than I've ever had through

:07:45.:07:49.

600, I thought they would come back, but it is the Olympics and everyone

:07:49.:07:55.

gives it their all. On the day I wasn't quick enough. Great effort.

:07:55.:08:01.

Can I just thank everyone again, my family, my coach, thank you, that

:08:01.:08:06.

is about it, really. I have had a great time. Watch out for me in the

:08:06.:08:16.
:08:16.:08:17.

A personal best, but he was simply the best and you call deer to it,

:08:17.:08:23.

Denise, that is the moment he went in the athletics world to being

:08:23.:08:28.

beyond that. A I'm still tingling, it was just such an incredible race

:08:29.:08:35.

to witness. We have seen him in the Diamond League, to run the way he

:08:35.:08:42.

has run here, having had to warm up, cool down, get himself into shape,

:08:42.:08:47.

is truly sensational, it is incredible. What he can go and do

:08:47.:08:53.

now is it inspire a whole new generation of younger David

:08:53.:08:57.

Rudishas, who want to have this opportunity to shine on the world

:08:57.:09:03.

stage. Unlike Steve, the thing that was so incredible was not just his

:09:03.:09:09.

time, but the entire field. Normally an 800 metres at this

:09:09.:09:14.

point is so spread out. Rudisha actually served as the rabbit for

:09:14.:09:18.

all of these guys, which is incredible, people do more to a

:09:18.:09:24.

personal best, national records, just an incredible, a high quality

:09:24.:09:30.

race. We don't see that many of these in the 800 metres, that is

:09:30.:09:34.

normally a race that is so tactical, it is a difficult race to get the

:09:34.:09:42.

tactics rice. Often you will see 1.45 in the championships. So this

:09:42.:09:48.

is just incredible, what we saw here tonight. I have to disagree,

:09:48.:09:53.

unfortunately, I think for David Rudisha, who is such an incredible

:09:53.:09:57.

athlete, this sport has not allowed to many people to transcended and

:09:57.:10:01.

become a celebrity in the wider public. It is a huge problem I have,

:10:02.:10:07.

because it is the responsibility of the sport to showcase incredible

:10:07.:10:11.

athletes to the world. I have decided irrespective of that,

:10:11.:10:17.

whatever happens in the men's 200 metres, that will dwarf what has

:10:17.:10:23.

just happened in the papers tomorrow. That is the nature of it.

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Maybe not, because Bolt has already one the -- won the 100, so...

:10:31.:10:36.

thing is, you're talking about very different personalities. David

:10:36.:10:40.

Rudisha is mild-mannered, he is a wonderful ambassador for his

:10:40.:10:46.

country, a Masai warrior of, Bolt brings a whole different package to

:10:46.:10:49.

this party. We just need to respect this party. We just need to respect

:10:49.:10:50.

both of them for the great both of them for the great

:10:50.:11:00.
:11:00.:11:01.

individuals they are. The medal and ceremony is taking place, so it is

:11:01.:11:05.

a good time to say go deep into Lawrence Clarke who ran so

:11:05.:11:10.

brilliantly last night. I'm sure you have been inundated with

:11:10.:11:17.

messages saying well done. It is even more surreal watching it here

:11:17.:11:22.

tonight, these are the people who inspired me. The last day has been

:11:22.:11:27.

a roller-coaster of emotions. To come 4th has been a dream come true.

:11:27.:11:37.

There we have, one of the American medallists from last night. Clarke

:11:37.:11:45.

came 4th, although I have to say, with a 17-year-old and an 18-year-

:11:45.:11:52.

old, in that 800 metres, you are over the hill! The peak years are a

:11:52.:11:57.

bit later, Colin broke the world record when he was 27. So the next

:11:57.:12:04.

Olympic Games is my target, I will be 26. You didn't expect to be in

:12:04.:12:08.

the final, so before you get to the blocks, what do you think?

:12:08.:12:12.

didn't know what to think, to be honest. I really didn't expect to

:12:12.:12:19.

be there. I just wanted to focus on the 10 hurdles. I clashed arms with

:12:19.:12:25.

the guy next to me, it put me off a little bit, I couldn't believe I'd

:12:25.:12:30.

be up to the world champion on the finish line. I'm glad to hear you

:12:30.:12:35.

didn't have anything in your mind, I think that is good. No baggage,

:12:35.:12:40.

you were free, it was a clean hurdles race. All round, needed a

:12:40.:12:46.

great job. That may have even benefited you, because you were not

:12:46.:12:50.

expecting to be there, I thought before, this will be a tremendous

:12:50.:12:55.

amount of fun for you, the other guys are going to run a tight, D

:12:55.:13:01.

think that helped? I was hoping they would do the same thing as

:13:01.:13:07.

they did in Daegu, and I would slip it in the outside! That did happen

:13:07.:13:17.

in Daegu! Andy Turner, I ran 13.34 last night, but it is one of those

:13:17.:13:22.

events where anything can happen, as you saw in the first round.

:13:22.:13:30.

will be at your peak in Rio, we look forward to seeing you there.

:13:30.:13:36.

We have got the 200 final starting shortly, steeped in history, Tommy

:13:36.:13:41.

Smith winning it in 1968, the first time anybody ran under 20 seconds,

:13:41.:13:48.

but that is a third night for the significance, it provided one of

:13:48.:13:58.
:13:58.:14:04.

The archive is well served a writ comes to the story of the civil

:14:04.:14:12.

rights struggle in the US. The struggle would travel south to

:14:12.:14:22.
:14:22.:14:27.

Tommy Smith and John Carlos, about to be spread by an Australian. --

:14:27.:14:37.
:14:37.:14:39.

The two Americans were about to make their stand. But what of the

:14:39.:14:43.

silver medallist, Peter Norman? Alongside his medal, a badge

:14:43.:14:48.

supporting the cause. It was Norman who suggested, when Carlos forgot

:14:48.:14:53.

his black gloves, that they share them. One on the left hand, one on

:14:53.:15:03.
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Smith and Carlos were sent home from the Games, and Norman returned

:15:06.:15:11.

to Australia to be rebuked and ostracised. He was banned for two

:15:11.:15:17.

years. This was the badge that could cost him dear. Despite

:15:18.:15:20.

returning to athletics and qualifying for the next Olympics,

:15:20.:15:27.

he was not selected. His time of plenty 0.06 still stands as the

:15:27.:15:31.

Australian record. He fell on hard times, and when he died at the age

:15:31.:15:41.
:15:41.:15:42.

of 64, Smith and Carlos were They had told him what they planned

:15:42.:15:52.

to do in Mexico City, and he had replied - I will stand by you.

:15:52.:15:59.

It is a great story, and kids grows was over here last year. -- Tommie

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Smith was over here last year. He spoke with such dignity. His

:16:04.:16:10.

position went beyond the sporting world. Absolutely. He was really

:16:10.:16:16.

the architect of that entire thing. The Black Power salute. He got John

:16:16.:16:22.

Carlos involved in it. Those guys, Tommie Smith knew when he did that

:16:23.:16:26.

that there would be problems back home, and certainly their work,

:16:27.:16:30.

they were actually sent home from the Games, they were shunned, they

:16:30.:16:35.

could not get jobs. It was a very difficult time in America, but what

:16:35.:16:38.

they did, in standing up for something they believe in, was

:16:38.:16:45.

incredible. Additionally, Tommie Smith was an incredible athlete at

:16:45.:16:50.

both 200m and 400m. A quality individual. Someone in American

:16:51.:16:59.

history who is a hero. Absolutely, he is a hero, and John Carlos as

:16:59.:17:06.

well. They were phenomenal athletes, but also individuals who put the

:17:06.:17:12.

civil rights issue in America ahead of themselves. I think as a young

:17:13.:17:17.

kid, understanding and learning about the sport, that salute on the

:17:17.:17:21.

podium was just iconic. As you start to learn your history, and

:17:21.:17:26.

American history, it resonated for any young black person at the time,

:17:26.:17:30.

it did not matter whether you were in the US or in Britain. There were

:17:30.:17:35.

such struggles going on, and that salute in itself just said, we do

:17:35.:17:40.

not forget. 46 years on, just a quick word, where is everybody at

:17:40.:17:50.
:17:50.:17:51.

the moment? How much time do we have? 40 minutes. They will be

:17:51.:17:59.

leaving the warm-up track, going to have all of their chicks, -- checks,

:17:59.:18:08.

they will probably be on the warm- up track. 37 minutes and counting

:18:08.:18:11.

until the most eagerly awaited event of the evening. And they have

:18:11.:18:21.

got some act to follow, after what David Rudisha did in the Men's 800m.

:18:21.:18:26.

But before that, we have some interesting women's relay heats,

:18:26.:18:36.
:18:36.:18:39.

which sadly do not feature a will explain more about that later

:18:39.:18:47.

on. But here are the line-ups. Great Britain were ranked highly

:18:47.:18:51.

enough, they thought, after their heat in the European Championships,

:18:51.:18:56.

but they were eventually disqualified, down into 17th place

:18:56.:19:05.

in the rankings, so did not qualify for these Olympic Games. The USA,

:19:05.:19:15.
:19:15.:19:23.

in lane two, outside them, Nigeria. Next comes Trinidad and Tobago.

:19:23.:19:28.

Baptiste, a veteran of so many Olympic Games and World

:19:28.:19:33.

Championships, on the second leg. Japan have certain national record

:19:33.:19:40.

this year. Switzerland, with the two sisters are among their ranks.

:19:40.:19:50.
:19:50.:19:57.

Brazil, out in lane seven. Then the Netherlands. Samuel, a very good

:19:57.:20:01.

young sprinter on the last leg for them. The Bahamas have got a

:20:01.:20:07.

veteran, believe it or not, from the time they won this event back

:20:07.:20:17.
:20:17.:20:18.

in 2000, Sturrup by, on the second leg. The United States have got

:20:18.:20:21.

Williams on the last leg. If they make it through to the final, they

:20:21.:20:27.

have got the likes of Allyson Felix to come into the team. So strong in

:20:27.:20:33.

the women's sprints. Only the first three and the fastest two losers

:20:33.:20:39.

from the semi-finals will make it through to the final. The USA have

:20:39.:20:49.
:20:49.:20:59.

Ferguson from the Bahamas has gone absolutely blasting off, as has the

:20:59.:21:04.

American. But what about the first change? The USA are OK, so while

:21:05.:21:14.
:21:15.:21:15.

the Bahamas. The Americans are absolutely flying. Their third

:21:15.:21:19.

runner gets the baton safely. She goes tearing past Trinidad and

:21:19.:21:29.
:21:29.:21:32.

bringing the baton home. This is going to be quick. America,

:21:32.:21:35.

Trinidad and Tobago and the Netherlands will qualify for the

:21:35.:21:40.

final. That's only five hundredths of a second outside of East

:21:40.:21:46.

Germany's Olympic record, and that was set back in Moscow, way back in

:21:46.:21:51.

1980. That was a stunning run by the USA, with some of their second-

:21:51.:21:58.

string runners in the quartet. That was brilliant.

:21:58.:22:04.

COLIN JACKSON: How scary is that?! Blistering pace displayed by the

:22:04.:22:09.

USA, and very, very good baton changes. I was wondering whether

:22:09.:22:13.

they were going to go off a little bit too quick, but you could see,

:22:13.:22:17.

they were spot on. There was a bit of white take on the floor, which

:22:18.:22:27.

is exactly where Williams took off, and boy, did she take off?! 41.64,

:22:27.:22:31.

the winning time, and they have made it clear, they are here to

:22:31.:22:39.

take the gold medal. Every single runner in this team will be

:22:39.:22:45.

thinking, I could be in the final, and want to keep my place. So they

:22:45.:22:49.

are working hard not to make any mistakes, to keep everything as

:22:49.:22:59.
:22:59.:23:06.

mistakes are made, no medals are given out in the semi-finals. The

:23:06.:23:10.

United States have made it clear that they can be safe and fast. It

:23:10.:23:18.

was a brilliant run. That certainly makes amends for four years ago,

:23:18.:23:27.

when they did not even make it through the heats. And this was the

:23:27.:23:33.

fourth fastest time in history, let alone the Olympic Games. I don't

:23:33.:23:38.

know what I would do if I was the American coach, because those four

:23:38.:23:43.

athletes obviously worked very well together. Do I bring in somebody

:23:43.:23:53.
:23:53.:23:57.

Taylor, the favourite for this event, the world champion, needs to

:23:57.:24:03.

get one in... Oh, he has. Let me tell you, that is not a nice

:24:03.:24:11.

position to be in. I do not blame him for being that far behind the

:24:11.:24:21.
:24:21.:24:26.

board. The lead is still held by Will Claye from the second round.

:24:26.:24:33.

Taylor, well, he has got into the final three jumps.

:24:33.:24:36.

STEVE CRAM: I have popped downstairs, so many people are

:24:36.:24:43.

talking about this race. A brilliant run from David Rudisha,

:24:43.:24:51.

and he spoke to Phil Jones. Congratulations, What a Performance

:24:51.:24:57.

- a world record and gold medal, can you describe the moment? I am

:24:57.:25:01.

very happy. I have been waiting for this for a very long time. To come

:25:02.:25:07.

here and do this is unbelievable. To plan to win the gold medal is

:25:07.:25:11.

one thing, to plan to do it with a world record is another - how long

:25:11.:25:16.

has it been in the making? I had no doubt about winning, but I was

:25:16.:25:19.

waiting for perfect conditions to break the world record. I knew that

:25:19.:25:24.

this year, I was in the shape to do it. But today, the weather was

:25:24.:25:28.

beautiful, so I decided just to go for it. You have done it for your

:25:28.:25:34.

dad, who won silver in 1968, and also for Sebastian Coe. Sebastian

:25:34.:25:41.

Coe is a very good friend of mine. I was here in February, he told me

:25:41.:25:47.

what I could do, and he brought me around the stadium. I said I wanted

:25:47.:25:57.
:25:57.:26:10.

USA there. Brazil and Nigeria, we will have to wait and see whether

:26:10.:26:15.

they can go through as a fastest loser, but it was a very, very

:26:15.:26:18.

quick time by the nine-times champion's the USA. Christian

:26:18.:26:28.
:26:28.:26:38.

Taylor will be very relieved to get gold medal jump he has gone way

:26:38.:26:46.

past. We saw in Daegu last year that this man can compete. I

:26:46.:26:56.

thought Idowu had won the world title last year, and then this man

:26:56.:27:04.

did 17.96. He has shown here this evening once again what he can do.

:27:04.:27:08.

PAUL DICKENSON: He absolutely nailed that, and that could be a

:27:08.:27:16.

gold medal for Christian Taylor. STEVE CRAM: Well, that was a quick

:27:16.:27:26.
:27:26.:27:31.

first semi-final, and these teams know what they have to do. Two

:27:31.:27:40.

fastest losers' spots, but Jamaica will not be looking for that.

:27:40.:27:46.

Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly- Ann Fraser Price are not here, so

:27:46.:27:56.
:27:56.:28:05.

they will be hoping that this obviously a fast track, and as

:28:05.:28:12.

David Rudisha said, it is a lovely night. Jamaica, in lane six, Russia

:28:12.:28:22.
:28:22.:28:32.

outside them. Germany will go well get the baton round safely, as they

:28:32.:28:36.

did in that first heat. Jamaica have started well. That was not the

:28:36.:28:40.

best of changes, however. The Russians have had a nightmare! They

:28:40.:28:44.

might get a red flag, we will have to wait and see. Jamaica leading at

:28:44.:28:54.

the moment. That's terrible! Germany going well in nine. Ukraine

:28:54.:29:04.
:29:04.:29:05.

have come into it. It could be Ukraine... It is going to be close.

:29:05.:29:15.
:29:15.:29:22.

Jamaica get it. That was 42.35, with horrible changeovers. We saw

:29:22.:29:32.

some horrible changeovers. Germany probably had the most trouble-free

:29:32.:29:38.

run, in third. Let's see if Colin can sort this out. We think Jamaica

:29:38.:29:45.

might have gone out... I think their third runner went off a bit

:29:45.:29:50.

too soon, her arm was all over the place, she was not focusing. I

:29:50.:29:56.

think she may have just got the baton in time, and then tidied it

:29:56.:30:01.

up in time, but if there is a red flag, they will be scrutinising it

:30:01.:30:08.

very closely. Jamaica were totally relying on leg speed, relying on

:30:08.:30:12.

their athletes being faster than the others. They have ended up

:30:12.:30:22.
:30:22.:30:26.

qualifying, but only just. Out of the blocks, it was a really nice

:30:26.:30:30.

first leg. She did her job very well indeed. But even this

:30:30.:30:39.

changeover here, it was a really safe effort. Simpson going down the

:30:39.:30:49.
:30:49.:30:50.

back straight, passes it on, but watch this... Give me the baton!

:30:50.:31:00.
:31:00.:31:10.

Thank you very much! Just got it in not stable, and it is a very

:31:10.:31:14.

difficult when you are moving at speed, if someone is moving their

:31:14.:31:18.

hand, that is the target you are trying to aim for. But they got

:31:18.:31:26.

away with it this time. She tries to grab instead of keeping it,

:31:26.:31:31.

Simpson is saying to herself, what are you doing?! They will not want

:31:31.:31:37.

to do this in the final. Not if they want to have any chance of

:31:37.:31:42.

beating the United States. The US are looking very strong at the

:31:42.:31:47.

moment. Jamaica have Fraser-Pryce to bring in, maybe Campbell-Brown,

:31:47.:31:52.

who has not been running so well, it will be interesting to see what

:31:52.:31:55.

team lines up for them, but they have the ability to be quicker than

:31:55.:32:02.

that. We saw that from that changeover if nothing else. So they

:32:02.:32:12.
:32:12.:32:18.

round the outside. The fastest losers will come from the first

:32:18.:32:28.
:32:28.:32:28.

Just over 22 minutes until Bolt against Blake and the rest of. Let

:32:28.:32:32.

me show you a bit more read a footage, a very different kind.

:32:32.:32:38.

This is what happened this morning in the heats. Look at the man in

:32:38.:32:48.
:32:48.:32:54.

first 200 metres with two legs, and the last with one leg. He broke his

:32:54.:32:59.

leg at the 200 metres mark. You can see he is running in an awkward

:32:59.:33:05.

fashion. In his quiet afterwards he said he actually felt his leg break

:33:05.:33:09.

at the 200 metres point, and the first thought that came into his

:33:09.:33:19.

mind was, I have got to finish. That is a great team mate to have!

:33:19.:33:26.

Running on a broken leg! Just very quickly, the British men ran pretty

:33:26.:33:33.

well this morning. They did, very well indeed. All the legs, they ran

:33:33.:33:38.

grade, but in particular for me, Jack Green was superb. I think he

:33:38.:33:44.

clocked the fastest of the four dies. Moving on, this is a subject

:33:44.:33:48.

that doesn't get raised very often, but the fact is, not a single white

:33:48.:33:54.

athlete has contested the men's 100 metres final for 32 years in the

:33:54.:34:03.

Olympics. The only one is Christophe Lemaitre or, who is

:34:03.:34:11.

running tonight. So it brings the whole issue of nature or nurture

:34:11.:34:21.
:34:21.:34:23.

In a man -- November 1859, when Origin of species by Charles Darwin

:34:23.:34:30.

was published, it was condensed by Herbert Spencer, survival of the

:34:31.:34:37.

fittest. Darwin wrote, by means of natural selection. But it wasn't

:34:37.:34:40.

long before scientists were experimenting with less natural

:34:40.:34:46.

means. They wanted to accelerate an evolutionary process. Eugenics was

:34:46.:34:51.

the science of improving the genetic composition of a population.

:34:51.:34:56.

There was a negative side, the elimination of defective this, who

:34:56.:35:02.

corrupted the gene pool. The most distorted manifestation of this was

:35:02.:35:09.

Nazi Germany. Hitler thought he could breed the Aryan race. Through

:35:09.:35:13.

eugenics, those deemed undesirable, the promiscuous, Communists, the

:35:13.:35:19.

Roma, the entire Jewish race, could be exterminated. Genetic cleansing

:35:19.:35:29.
:35:29.:35:31.

In this room will be discussed and resolved the vital issues between

:35:31.:35:35.

which the East and West are divided. After a second world war the EU

:35:35.:35:39.

very short -- Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirmed that men

:35:39.:35:43.

and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality

:35:43.:35:48.

or religion, have the right to marry and found a family. And that

:35:48.:35:54.

should have been that, the end of the dangerous idea. But two things

:35:54.:35:59.

happened. The first had already happened, back in 1936 at the

:35:59.:36:05.

Berlin Olympic Games. Hitler's supposed showpiece for his ideas.

:36:05.:36:10.

Making a mockery of Nazi ideology with it -- his achievements was to

:36:10.:36:15.

see a wins, the winner of four gold medals. Ironically, this destroyer

:36:15.:36:20.

of the Aryan myth was an oppressed schism in his own land. Born in

:36:20.:36:25.

Alabama in what was called the segregated South. The lot of the

:36:25.:36:29.

black man in America would barely improved over the next 32 years.

:36:29.:36:33.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos chose the Olympic rostrum in Mexico City

:36:33.:36:42.

to demonstrate just that. We wanted to symbolise that we are at a meet

:36:42.:36:52.
:36:52.:36:53.

in track and field, we are black Black power, that is the second

:36:53.:37:01.

thing. But the past 80 years, -- for the past 80 years, sprint

:37:01.:37:10.

events have been dominated by black athletes. From Jesse Owens to Usain

:37:10.:37:15.

Bolt and Yohan Blake right now. The there have been Dwight winners, but

:37:15.:37:20.

only one white sprinter has ever run under 10 seconds for the 100

:37:20.:37:25.

metres, Christophe Lemaitre, and he is a long way behind the Jamaicans.

:37:25.:37:29.

Even those who have one the Best Of Canada or Britain, just about all

:37:29.:37:34.

of them can trace their ancestry back to West Africa. That is, to

:37:34.:37:40.

slaves. And here we come back to eugenics, the theory of accelerated

:37:40.:37:45.

selection. Who was it that survived being put in shackles, packed into

:37:45.:37:51.

slave ships and taken across the ocean? Who was it who survived the

:37:51.:37:59.

sugar plantations? Of the fittest. Only the fittest could survive. The

:37:59.:38:02.

latest suggestion it in the science of sprinting is that you need be

:38:02.:38:08.

none muted version of the skeleton of muscle gene, who could argue

:38:08.:38:13.

with that? Except, given what are sometimes come out of the

:38:13.:38:20.

laboratory for sprinters, we should perhaps remain a little sceptical.

:38:20.:38:24.

The point is, the scientists are back in the gene pool, fishing. Is

:38:25.:38:29.

it dangerous? Do we know where it will lead? Gene doping is the next

:38:29.:38:35.

great fear or among people who were trying to keep sport clean. But now,

:38:35.:38:40.

we are no where near saying that child X will win one day because he

:38:40.:38:45.

has inherited the right cocktail of genes. For the moment we are as

:38:45.:38:50.

unpredictable and full of mystery as ever. As Darwin said, from so

:38:50.:38:54.

simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful

:38:54.:39:04.
:39:04.:39:06.

have been and are being involved. - - evolved. Fascinating stuff. I'm

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sure all the kids at home are saying I don't want to do biology

:39:10.:39:16.

until September! Colleen, your Oram authority on this, what is your

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take? I was lucky to be part of a BBC programme where they took

:39:20.:39:25.

biopsies, etc, to see what my genetic make-up was. One of the

:39:25.:39:31.

things we found out was that what I had was I had a fast stretch

:39:31.:39:35.

muscles, and when they cross- referenced with other Afro-American

:39:35.:39:41.

and Caribbean athletes, it was about 98% of the whole genetic pool

:39:41.:39:47.

had this type of musculature. About 80% of European -- white European

:39:47.:39:52.

athletes had this as well, and the ability to run fast. So they put it

:39:52.:39:56.

down to the fact that it is more about the merger, because we

:39:56.:40:01.

haven't quite found the white man yet he was got blonde hair and blue

:40:01.:40:06.

eyes he can do it. Are we at the point that if you were a talented

:40:06.:40:12.

athlete at 14, 15, there is almost an institutional programme that

:40:12.:40:18.

brings you will be able to compete at the highest level in the sprint?

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I don't fix it, I did a programme on this as well, we looked at the

:40:23.:40:28.

slave trade and how that may have affected genes, we interviewed a

:40:28.:40:30.

lot of scientists and historians and they all have different

:40:30.:40:34.

philosophies. At the end of the day, what we come back to is no matter

:40:34.:40:40.

what the situation, you may be predisposed to being a sprinter or

:40:40.:40:43.

have the talent to be a sprinter, but doesn't necessarily mean you

:40:43.:40:48.

are going to get there. There are so many different factors that

:40:48.:40:52.

played into whether an athlete will succeed or not and whether they

:40:52.:40:56.

will alter it to reach their full potential. If you're playing the

:40:56.:41:02.

laws of probability, if a two people have broken 10 seconds, 81

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of them are black, surely that is so overwhelming it is

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incontrovertible. It is not. Because look at Jamaica, for

:41:10.:41:15.

example. There is no doubt about that part of the reason Jamaica has

:41:15.:41:18.

such great sprinters in that tiny country, you cannot deny the fact

:41:18.:41:23.

that not only is athletics the national sport, sprinting is the

:41:23.:41:28.

national sport, so kids grow up seeing sprinters will look like

:41:28.:41:32.

them, who come from the same neighbourhoods they come from,

:41:32.:41:36.

those of their role models and heroes. If you have that same

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situation with white sprinters, if you have a five Christophe

:41:42.:41:47.

Lemaitres, and they are heroes in that neighbourhood, in that

:41:47.:41:50.

community, those kids are going to want to do that as well. The more

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you decide you want to follow that path are more likely you are to

:41:54.:42:02.

find them. Genes can contribute, and if you have a version of the

:42:02.:42:05.

gene, you have a slight advantage in terms of your probability to

:42:06.:42:12.

become a great sprinter, but doesn't mean you are going to be.

:42:12.:42:15.

Denise, you're desperate to get in. I was going to ask whether climate

:42:15.:42:22.

has a part to play, warm conditions, environment, as you clearly said,

:42:22.:42:27.

motivation by fellow athletes, the inspiration... I think the

:42:27.:42:32.

environment certainly has something to do with it, access to facilities,

:42:32.:42:37.

coaching, all of those things, motivation. Live pictures here from

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the warm-up track. There is the man. It is getting nearer and nearer to

:42:43.:42:47.

the moment of truth for him and Blake. It must be interesting

:42:47.:42:52.

walking down the street with Usain Bolt, in an area with a lot of CCTV.

:42:52.:42:56.

He seems to know exactly where every camera is the meetings to be

:42:56.:43:04.

looking for them wherever he goes. And he has got big guns, to! That

:43:04.:43:11.

is to tutor! Fattest nature and nurture. That is all a larger. I

:43:11.:43:20.

cannot do that. It is Frank Lampard! Goodness me, and next door

:43:20.:43:26.

to one of the Chelsea's most famous fans, Seb Coe on his left. The

:43:26.:43:29.

Premier League season starts in nine days' time. There is a

:43:29.:43:37.

thought! The Charity Shield is on Sunday. But anyway, please, the

:43:37.:43:42.

Olympic Games, carrying on for another three days. In terms of the

:43:42.:43:45.

other seven, we talked a bit about Blake, but we have forgotten the

:43:45.:43:52.

other six. Is there any body in there who can consider a silver

:43:52.:43:55.

medal tonight or are they all going for bronze? They have to be aware

:43:56.:43:59.

that something could happen to one of the big guns, they have to be

:43:59.:44:03.

ready to take advantage. What we have here is an exciting race for

:44:03.:44:08.

the bronze, if we are going to give the gold and silver to Blake and to

:44:08.:44:13.

Bolt. We have got Wallace Spearmon, Christophe Lemaitre from France, we

:44:13.:44:18.

also have the young kid, Warren Weir out of Jamaica. That is going

:44:18.:44:24.

to be a great race behind Bolt and Blake. Those three guys are very

:44:24.:44:29.

evenly matched. Talk about the importance of the lane draw, with

:44:29.:44:39.
:44:39.:44:42.

The lane draw is going to be interesting, and I think Lemaitre

:44:42.:44:46.

is the man who's going to suffer the most from it. He is drawn in

:44:46.:44:52.

lane two. He might struggle to get his long legs around the bend. But

:44:52.:44:56.

it is similar to the Jamaican Championships, and Yohan Blake

:44:56.:44:59.

managed to sneak up on Usain Bolt when it really mattered, coming

:44:59.:45:04.

towards the line. So, Usain Bolt will know this, he has been here

:45:04.:45:09.

before with Yohan Blake, and I think he will enjoy this. He will

:45:09.:45:13.

go for it and say, OK, if you want this title, you're going to have to

:45:13.:45:19.

catch me. When did Ecuador last have a top international sprinter?

:45:19.:45:26.

They have altitude, which maybe helps. Actually, Quinonez has done

:45:27.:45:31.

very well, he has saved his best performances for the Olympic Games.

:45:31.:45:35.

But back to the lane draw, I think Wallace Spearmon is in the best

:45:35.:45:42.

position. Weir is in the worst, he has got Bolt just behind him, out

:45:42.:45:49.

in lane eight. I don't think it is that take that it is going to

:45:49.:45:53.

actually cause him any trouble getting round the bend. He knows

:45:53.:45:58.

exactly what he needs to do. sure a lot of people watching will

:45:58.:46:08.

say, there are nine lanes - why are they not using the outside two?

:46:08.:46:16.

is just that lane one is very tight. So, you give everybody a little bit

:46:16.:46:22.

of relief, by moving them outwards. You can see the stadium now. Dusk

:46:22.:46:27.

is falling at the moment, and we are building up to the main event

:46:27.:46:31.

of the evening, the Men's 200m Final. It is a busy night in the

:46:31.:46:34.

Olympic Park, with Great Britain player in the Netherlands in the

:46:34.:46:38.

semi-finals of the hockey. They're fighting for the right to play

:46:38.:46:41.

Germany, who played some unbelievable hockey this afternoon,

:46:41.:46:46.

in beating Australia. Something you cannot quite see in that picture,

:46:46.:46:53.

up to the right, up at Wembley Stadium, the final of the Women's

:46:53.:47:03.
:47:03.:47:22.

Football, that's Japan against the United States. We have got the

:47:23.:47:28.

women's javelin taking place tonight, and you can also follow,

:47:28.:47:34.

if you wish, the final of the Men's Triple Jump. I always think it is

:47:34.:47:38.

quite old fashioned to see the man carrying a sign like that. It is no

:47:38.:47:42.

different from the old footage of the Olympic Games! Anyway, here

:47:42.:47:50.

they come. A great reception for these great athletes. Seven minutes

:47:50.:47:56.

to go - what tactics is Blake going to employ, Michael? I think he is

:47:56.:48:01.

in a good position, being behind Bolt, so he can see him. He is

:48:01.:48:04.

going to try to run him down. He will want to make sure that Bolt

:48:04.:48:11.

does not get too far ahead, but he is not going to try to come off the

:48:11.:48:16.

curved ahead of ball macro, he will try to come off even with him, and

:48:16.:48:20.

then hope that all the training he does, he will try to use that

:48:20.:48:25.

coming down the home stretch to try to catch Bolt. The only problem for

:48:25.:48:31.

him - Bolt might already be gone. This is all happening in just over

:48:31.:48:35.

19 seconds - how are you able to formulate these tactical ideas in

:48:35.:48:43.

your mind, running at that speed? How do you assimilate that

:48:43.:48:47.

information and assess the race? That is the brilliance of being a

:48:47.:48:52.

sprinter, and what is so amazing about sprinters. We marvel at

:48:52.:48:59.

sprinters, at what we see, but what you do not see his incredible, the

:48:59.:49:03.

analysis which is going on during the race, and the assessments which

:49:03.:49:08.

are going on. That's why I am such a great analyst here, because of

:49:08.:49:13.

all of the analysis that will have had to do! I have worked hard

:49:13.:49:19.

analysing those competitors out there! So, this is a breeze. That

:49:20.:49:26.

is why you're leaving us, and going to the commentary box! Colin, in

:49:26.:49:31.

terms of how you expect this race to pan out this evening, is it a

:49:31.:49:38.

two-horse race? I believe it is. Usain Bolt has always said he wants

:49:38.:49:44.

to win this title, he wants to retain his 200m crown. In the

:49:44.:49:48.

Jamaican Championships, after Yohan Blake beat him, he said something

:49:48.:49:53.

really simple, that he would never let that happen again. Well, let's

:49:53.:50:03.

see if that's true. Almost two race is going on within the one. Like

:50:03.:50:10.

Michael says, Wallace Spearmon, if he runs Mocholi, like we know he

:50:10.:50:15.

can, he could really upset what we might consider to be a Jamaican

:50:15.:50:19.

clean sweep. It is going to be interesting. I cannot wait. I will

:50:19.:50:24.

try to stay in my seat, but I cannot promise. You have got form

:50:24.:50:29.

for leaping out of that seat during these Championships! Anyway,

:50:29.:50:39.
:50:39.:51:08.

JOHN INVERDALE: Well, the world stopped for just under 10 seconds

:51:08.:51:12.

at the weekend, and it is going to stop for double that time, or

:51:12.:51:17.

thereabouts, tonight. Steve Cram is going to describe it.

:51:17.:51:21.

STEVE CRAM: A little word of encouragement, perhaps, to the

:51:21.:51:28.

youngster Warren Weir. So, what are you doing later on? Can you run a

:51:28.:51:35.

little bit? He is so relaxed. It was nice to see the little gesture

:51:35.:51:39.

between these two, the same has happened in the 100m, just a little

:51:40.:51:49.
:51:50.:51:55.

acknowledgement. The two training partners, friends, and now rivals.

:51:55.:52:04.

So, the Men's 200m Final will line up like this... Well, a false start

:52:04.:52:14.
:52:14.:52:52.

for us on the start list! Here it here, it is all yellow and green.

:52:52.:52:58.

So much support for him - his family are here, Jamaican flags all

:52:58.:53:04.

round the bend. They look relaxed. I'm sure the nerves are jangling

:53:04.:53:14.
:53:14.:53:16.

just a little. Just waiting for these last few, anxious moments. It

:53:16.:53:26.
:53:26.:53:27.

never seems to bother Bolt or Blake. Most people are expecting that Bolt

:53:27.:53:34.

will strike again. Just to talk about the conditions briefly, we

:53:34.:53:42.

have been watching the triple-jump, and the wind has come up a bit.

:53:42.:53:46.

Just looking at some of the jumps in the last couple of rounds, the

:53:46.:53:51.

wind is in their face, which means it will be with these 200m

:53:51.:53:55.

sprinters down the home straight, which augurs well. We have had one

:53:55.:54:05.
:54:05.:54:05.

world record tonight - are we going to get another? He is watching

:54:05.:54:15.

himself on the big screen. They are playing the semi-finals at the

:54:15.:54:21.

moment. Lemaitre, the Frenchman, who ran brilliantly last year to

:54:21.:54:31.
:54:31.:54:32.

take the bronze medal at the World Championships. He was four tenths

:54:32.:54:42.
:54:42.:54:45.

behind Bolt, and that remains Lemaitre's personal best. Can

:54:45.:54:53.

Jamaica get a clean sweep here, or will Lemaitre and Martina, also

:54:53.:54:58.

class, I guess, as a European, he is the European champion,

:54:58.:55:04.

originally from the Dutch Antilles, winning for the Netherlands...? He

:55:04.:55:07.

finished second to Bolt four years ago but was disqualified on that

:55:07.:55:15.

occasion for running out of his lane. There's a great atmosphere

:55:15.:55:20.

here. The flashes are going around already. The crowd are trying to

:55:20.:55:29.

soak up the atmosphere. So, from the inside... The tall, I hesitate

:55:29.:55:35.

to say elegant, figure of Christophe Lemaitre. Because

:55:35.:55:38.

sometimes, it is not the most beautiful sprinting from the

:55:38.:55:48.
:55:48.:55:55.

Frenchman. Yohan Blake, the world champion at 100m, silver-medallist

:55:55.:56:05.
:56:05.:56:22.

India Olympic Games, known to most that race, was disqualified. Just

:56:22.:56:30.

listen to this... APPLAUSE AND CHEERING the royal

:56:30.:56:40.
:56:40.:56:45.

wave from the King of sprinting. 22 years of age, former hurdler now

:56:45.:56:50.

turned world-class sprinter Warren Weir. And on the outside, from

:56:50.:57:00.
:57:00.:57:04.

South Africa, Jobodwana. Here we go, then. Bolt versus Blake II. This,

:57:04.:57:09.

the event which he started at, the event where he burst onto the scene

:57:09.:57:19.
:57:19.:57:19.

as a junior, when he was just 15, winning the World Championships.

:57:19.:57:23.

Since then, he has dominated the world of sprinting not only at 200,

:57:23.:57:33.
:57:33.:57:40.

but also at 100. Silence descends upon the Olympic Stadium. The Men's

:57:40.:57:50.
:57:50.:57:58.

the blocks really well! Blake has got a lot to do! Look at Bolt go!

:57:58.:58:02.

He leads by three metres, coming into the home straight! Here comes

:58:02.:58:09.

Click. But he is not going to catch him! Bolt is going to do it again!

:58:09.:58:19.
:58:19.:58:25.

Watch the clock. 19.32. Gold all the way. Well, he is unique. You

:58:25.:58:29.

cannot argue that he has no equal. He is just incomparable in the

:58:29.:58:38.

world of sprinting. The only man ever to have defended the Olympic

:58:38.:58:45.

200m title, and that's just the latest statistic in what is

:58:45.:58:49.

becoming a long, long list of superlative performances for Usain

:58:49.:58:59.
:58:59.:59:05.

Bolt. Warren Weir has got the bronze. A Jamaican clean sweep. And

:59:05.:59:09.

the man who was brushing them all away at the front, as ever, Usain

:59:09.:59:19.

Bolt. No world record tonight. One of the quickest 200m ever, though.

:59:19.:59:24.

The world record is held by the man sitting next to me, and he did it

:59:24.:59:31.

back in 1996. Just for maybe 10-15 metres, it looked as though Yohan

:59:31.:59:36.

Blake was closing him down, but it was a brilliant blend from Bolt.

:59:36.:59:40.

And what about Warren Weir, with a personal best? What a night for

:59:40.:59:50.
:59:50.:00:08.

moments to himself. But he never has any privacy. Not before now,

:00:08.:00:15.

and certainly not in the future. His exploits on the track mean that

:00:15.:00:19.

the whole world wants to know his every move and want to listen to

:00:19.:00:25.

his every word. Michael, let's analyse the race. A great start in

:00:25.:00:33.

the 200, and another great start here after the 100. Yohan Blake got

:00:33.:00:39.

up and found that Bolt was already gone. He displayed some speed in

:00:39.:00:43.

this race that I hadn't seen. Starting to Labour a little bit at

:00:43.:00:47.

the end, but he drops his arms and did not need to run through the

:00:47.:00:53.

finish line. He is looking at the clock and he sees it's not going to

:00:53.:00:56.

be a world record, and he knows he is not on the pace, so he

:00:57.:01:01.

celebrates a little bit early. But a great race by eight Usain Bolt

:01:01.:01:08.

nonetheless. And a very good race from Yohan Blake. And then Warren

:01:08.:01:14.

Weir, a sweep for Jamaica for the medals. He takes another look over.

:01:14.:01:22.

He was concerned about Blake. But that is something that shows you a

:01:22.:01:26.

little bit about Bolt in this race, he was a little bit concerned. He

:01:26.:01:32.

knew that Blake would have a better chance of possibly getting ahead of

:01:32.:01:39.

him. He was always confident in the 100 but was concerned with Blake in

:01:39.:01:45.

the 200 because he works harder, and Bolt admits that. But the draw

:01:45.:01:51.

made him more concerned, being out in No. 7, with Blake in four. So he

:01:51.:01:59.

did look for him a few times, but he never found him. Usain Bolt

:01:59.:02:09.
:02:09.:02:13.

defends his title and takes the 200 run of his career. And the clean

:02:13.:02:19.

sweep completed by young Warren we're, taking the bronze. Us --

:02:19.:02:29.
:02:29.:02:44.

of journeys to Visa Olympic finals for Usain Bolt. All the conjecture

:02:44.:02:49.

about the state of his fitness which was something that was

:02:49.:02:53.

starting to build, and it did add to the sense of occasion, that

:02:53.:02:59.

perhaps we thought he could get beaten. We have the temerity to

:02:59.:03:02.

just hold the thought for the shortest period of time that

:03:02.:03:10.

perhaps Blake could come and use up -- usurp the great man. You cannot

:03:10.:03:14.

just call him the greatest, because that belongs to Muhammad Ali, so

:03:14.:03:24.

they will have to find some other title for Bolt. But he is, and

:03:24.:03:32.

always will be, standing above the world of sprinting, and maybe in

:03:32.:03:35.

the sport of track and field. I don't know if the sport has ever

:03:35.:03:43.

seen such a hero. Only time will tell. Only time will tell how his

:03:43.:03:47.

exploits argued in the future and how he is compared to the greats

:03:47.:03:56.

such as Jesse Owens. That in terms of his performances, I don't think

:03:56.:04:04.

he can be compared to anyone. And just like the other night, the

:04:04.:04:09.

British fans enjoyed a fantastic hour or so. Somebody will be saying

:04:09.:04:19.
:04:19.:04:24.

they were there, and it will be the There is always a measure of luck

:04:24.:04:28.

involved in sport, and Yohan Blake might be thinking he is unlucky to

:04:28.:04:33.

be born when he was, because it is just not fair. A great race and an

:04:33.:04:40.

extraordinary exhibition. And was it five times he glanced across,

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the master to the pupil, to make sure that Blake knew his place? And

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Bolt's place in history is assured. Denise, you were excited. That was

:04:56.:05:00.

fantastic. The glancing over, I do not know if it was the pupil and

:05:00.:05:04.

teacher, or whether he was worried he was coming, but it was a great

:05:04.:05:09.

race. We just knew it would be a great race like this. It was

:05:09.:05:19.

fantastic to watch, great to see Yohan Blake looking at Warren we're

:05:19.:05:28.

-- a Warren Weir, almost like he That Stadium tonight has seen one

:05:28.:05:37.

of the great athletics races. In 1988 and 1984 there were clean

:05:37.:05:41.

sweeps for the Americans, but now for the Jamaicans. I think the

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Jamaicans will be very happy. First three in the trials, and they

:05:48.:05:52.

delivered the first three medals. Fantastic to see that. An exciting

:05:52.:05:56.

performance from Usain Bolt, but really only that satisfactory. He

:05:56.:06:02.

knew he was up against it. I think he is saying to his critics,

:06:02.:06:12.
:06:12.:06:14.

silence, I have done it. On these occasions you look ahead,

:06:14.:06:16.

irrespective and maybe he will want to find the Swedish handball team

:06:16.:06:21.

at 3am in the morning, but people asked if he can do this again in

:06:21.:06:26.

four years' time, but as we spoke after Beijing, does he think about

:06:27.:06:34.

doing the 400, or nothing to do with athletics? I think people

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under estimate how smart and in tune with himself he is. That is

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consistent with most athletes. He knows and understands himself. He

:06:43.:06:53.
:06:53.:06:55.

knows he does not want to work so close to Usain Bolt before. Not

:06:55.:06:59.

over 200 metres. He was a bit concerned with this, and it shows

:06:59.:07:04.

something about him, in this race, that he knew, and everybody knew,

:07:04.:07:10.

that this was the one where Blake could beat him. He delivered, and

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that is what I think he was saying when he crossed the line and put

:07:13.:07:19.

his fingers to his lips. He showed that he could run under any

:07:19.:07:23.

circumstances, even if he is not at his best. And he was a little

:07:23.:07:33.

concerned, with those glances over. But the sweep by the Jamaicans is a

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real loud and clear message. In 2008 in Beijing they took a lot of

:07:39.:07:42.

medals and people thought it was the first time it would happen and

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it is just a little flash-in-the- pan, but they are here to stay.

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Here he is, taking pictures. How can you not love Usain Bolt? He is

:07:55.:08:01.

so great for the sport and the Olympic Games. He is the man. You

:08:01.:08:06.

have got to give it to him. He is such a phenomenal athlete, but a

:08:06.:08:11.

great person. He has fun, people love him. This kind of thing is

:08:11.:08:17.

what the sport needs. And the other thing as well, as Blake tries to

:08:17.:08:20.

get in, and I don't blame him because it's a great time to be a

:08:20.:08:25.

Jamaican sprinter, lots of people are trying to delay, but they don't

:08:25.:08:30.

look like him. When they do their little antics on the start line,

:08:30.:08:36.

they don't look like Bolt. He spoke to the girl in charge of the draw

:08:36.:08:39.

and was having a conversation with her, two minutes before running a

:08:39.:08:46.

race like that. Just extraordinary. He is very much in control. Even

:08:46.:08:50.

though he is doing those things, he is thinking about the race and

:08:50.:08:54.

concentrating. I couldn't do that. I had to be totally focused and

:08:54.:08:58.

silent and could not speak to anyone. It is not that he was

:08:58.:09:03.

relaxed and taking it lightly, he was just as focused when the gun

:09:03.:09:08.

goes off as when I was doing it, but he have the ability to switch

:09:08.:09:18.
:09:18.:09:19.

But doesn't he personified Jamaican personality? It is what to expect

:09:19.:09:23.

on that island, and they will be rocking from Kingston, to Antonio

:09:23.:09:29.

and everywhere in between. Any time is party time. It is fantastic to

:09:29.:09:33.

see. Like Michael said, he's been himself and he brings something

:09:33.:09:40.

very unique to the world of athletics. The biggest global

:09:40.:09:45.

superstar in sport, I think you can say that. Maybe Tiger Woods or

:09:45.:09:49.

Roger Federer at that time, but from Ecuador to the Philippines and

:09:49.:09:56.

all parts in between, he is the man. I am pleased that he achieved what

:09:56.:10:02.

he set as a target. This is his goal. He wanted to do it, so he has

:10:02.:10:06.

trained and delivered, so he should sit back and whatever he decides,

:10:06.:10:11.

he should do it for himself. As far as I can see, he has been the best

:10:11.:10:17.

track and field sprinter we have ever seen and the best Olympia 2 --

:10:17.:10:24.

Olympian as well, no doubt. Where does he go next? When people start

:10:24.:10:29.

to expect a world record after world record, Olympic records, what

:10:29.:10:34.

is the motivation? You are exactly right. He gets to the point where

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it becomes so very difficult. I was criticised for not winning a race

:10:39.:10:44.

by enough, and that is when you know that you have nowhere to go.

:10:44.:10:48.

But he is going to find himself in that position very quickly. He said

:10:48.:10:55.

to me that he needed to repeat as an Olympic champion at the 102

:10:55.:10:58.

hundred to consider himself a true legend, even though we consider him

:10:58.:11:07.

a legend. Now he has achieved it, and he has talked about the long

:11:07.:11:12.

jump, but I don't see it happening. It is the obvious incentive to wait

:11:12.:11:21.

a third time? I don't think it holds any motivation for him. I do

:11:21.:11:29.

not think it is there. It does not sound like that, three times.

:11:29.:11:34.

also the margins are getting closer. We talked about the distance in

:11:34.:11:38.

Beijing, but it is not that any more, we are talking about two

:11:38.:11:43.

metres or one metre in the hundred metres. He is now bigger celebrity

:11:43.:11:48.

than he was before. And Michael said about what you have to put

:11:48.:11:52.

your body through to get the performances out, it is tough

:11:52.:11:57.

training and tough competing and with the addicts -- the added

:11:57.:12:01.

expectation of the world, that makes it a bit of a bind. It gets

:12:01.:12:05.

to the point where it is no longer fun, and that is when it is

:12:05.:12:10.

difficult. We are hoping to have an interview with Usain Bolt, but he

:12:10.:12:15.

has gone off for another run. He is going for another lap of honour.

:12:15.:12:20.

Does he not understand his media obligations, for heaven's sake?

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has made it clear that the fans come first. Great scenes. We are

:12:25.:12:31.

lucky to be here and we are lucky to watch it at home, but the 80,000

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in here tonight, when you see greatness, in whatever shape or

:12:34.:12:40.

form, you have to take a step back and think how fortunate you were to

:12:40.:12:46.

see it. The other thing we talked about was Blake, but you talk about

:12:46.:12:52.

him being the most unlucky because he is in the era of Bolt, but what

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a great time to beer -- to be a Jamaican sprinter. Yohan Blake is

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not suffering, believe me. He has got the two silver medals and that

:13:04.:13:09.

is a great performance and he is caught up in a fantastic time for

:13:09.:13:15.

Jamaica, as a country. Usain Bolt won, but he didn't break the world

:13:15.:13:25.
:13:25.:13:30.

record. But a medal ceremony is We have had a couple of

:13:30.:13:34.

unbelievable races tonight, and that 200 was good, but this will go

:13:34.:13:43.

down as the greatest 800 metre race in history, led by David Rudisha. A

:13:43.:13:53.
:13:53.:13:55.

gold medal for him and for Kenya, and a new world record. 1.4 0.91.

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The first man to go under 1.41. And on the rostrum, the two teenagers,

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Amos, the world junior champion, and Timothy Kitum, with a whole

:14:10.:14:19.

host of personal bests behind Russia -- Rudisha. This man may

:14:19.:14:23.

eventually go down as the greatest 800 metre runner in history. He is

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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We now have the national anthem of David Rudishar, the pride of Kenya.

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A new world record will be something I will remember for the

:15:44.:15:49.

rest of my life. He may well go on to run faster, but to do it in the

:15:49.:15:54.

Olympic final was truly memorable. Our sport is blessed at the moment

:15:55.:16:00.

with some fantastic champions. He represents I was all very well, but

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this is the man whose picture goes around the world. I hope Rudy she

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get some credit for what he's done tonight. - at Rudisha. Inevitably

:16:10.:16:15.

for headlines will be about this man and the fact that the Jamaican

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:16:25.:16:25.

sprinter has managed a one-two- Come in. Bring your team mates.

:16:25.:16:29.

Congratulations, you wanted to come here and cement to legend, you have

:16:29.:16:34.

done that. Tell me what it means. This is what I wanted and I got it.

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I'm very proud of myself. I came here to do what I had to do. Is it

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more special to celebrate with these guys? I know my coach will be

:16:46.:16:50.

going crazy right now. We have been working all season, we have pushed

:16:50.:16:55.

each other. This is the end product. What about this guy? You have

:16:55.:17:02.

pushed him hard all year. First and foremost, I have to thank God. He

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has been there. Usain Bolt has motivated me all season. I have to

:17:07.:17:15.

give thanks to Warren weir. Warren, go Dubai know the national anthem

:17:15.:17:20.

is playing. Go tell me what this performance does for you going

:17:20.:17:25.

forward. You have it delivered today. It is a great honour to come

:17:25.:17:31.

here and do what my country wanted. I would like to thank my mother, my

:17:31.:17:35.

fiancee, everybody. You are sharing a lot of love with people in the

:17:35.:17:42.

crowd. Yes. The Laursen in London is very, very good. -- have a laugh

:17:43.:17:52.
:17:53.:17:53.

in London. One Love, Jamaica. lot of Jamaican flags flying. He is

:17:53.:17:58.

a ploy Ding Rudishar and he applauds -- deserves it. -- he is

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applauding. Did you think a world record was possible? Definitely. I

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guess I wasn't fit enough. I came out of the corner, but I could feel

:18:09.:18:17.

the strain on my back a little bit. I just tried to keep my form. Go

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but the way I came off a corner, I could feel it. This year has not

:18:23.:18:28.

been the easiest of build up. You said you were 95% fit but you have

:18:28.:18:32.

still been able to do this. Some are what this means in the context

:18:32.:18:39.

of the season. -- some up. It is hard. For me it was hard. I am

:18:39.:18:42.

really dedicated to my it work and I know what London meant to me. I

:18:42.:18:47.

gave it my best and I'm proud of myself. I really wanted to get the

:18:47.:18:51.

world record in the 200m, but it was hard. A message for your fans?

:18:52.:18:57.

Definitely. If I start thanking people, I will be here all day.

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Thank you to my family. Thank you to my best friend. My management

:19:02.:19:12.
:19:12.:19:13.

staff, all of the fans in Jamaica. Kingston. All of my four friends,

:19:13.:19:20.

the four square group. Big laugh. You are a legend. I must say, Colin

:19:20.:19:26.

Jackson, you haven't won that bet. To you guys have been great for top

:19:26.:19:31.

Birmingham people, you guys to care of us. Birmingham people. They were

:19:31.:19:38.

great a loss. They showed us a lot of love. You guys helped us to do

:19:38.:19:47.

our best. London, Birmingham. done!

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You had better explain the bet. is talking about his time. I

:19:53.:20:01.

thought he would run 64, but he ran 63. I'm furious! From the 100m.

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Final thoughts on what we have seen tonight. Let's have one word on

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Incredible. He is such an incredible athlete. We've seen the

:20:14.:20:18.

two best athletes in the sport tonight on one night. They are so

:20:18.:20:25.

opposite. But both are great athletes, both great ambassadors.

:20:25.:20:29.

That was a phenomenal 800m we had a chance to see tonight, one of the

:20:29.:20:36.

best I've ever seen. Last words on Bolt. Fantastic. Amazing. Delivered.

:20:36.:20:41.

That is what it is about at this level. To be able to deliver what

:20:41.:20:46.

you are able to do. Fantastic night. Colin, you can think of another

:20:46.:20:50.

night to describe Bolt in a moment. Jonathan Edwards will sum up the

:20:50.:20:56.

triple jump. Not surprisingly, it slipped under

:20:56.:21:06.
:21:06.:21:09.

competition, he had to go further than his team-mate. He could not

:21:09.:21:17.

manage it. 16.66. At 17.62 was his best jump. He finished in silver

:21:17.:21:24.

medal position. The champion was Christian Taylor, world champion

:21:24.:21:30.

last year and our Olympic champion. Go I think in the coming years

:21:30.:21:37.

Christian Taylor can become one of the all-time greats. By his coach

:21:37.:21:47.
:21:47.:21:51.

Have you come up with the word? Simply. He achieved what he wanted

:21:51.:21:56.

to with G. He is a legend. Tomorrow night we should see him again. We

:21:56.:22:01.

have got the heats of the 4 x 100m have got the heats of the 4 x 100m

:22:01.:22:04.

relay. They might give him time off, but they don't want to risk not

:22:04.:22:14.
:22:14.:22:29.

qualifying. This is what we have I saw a headline in the paper that

:22:29.:22:35.

said make or break for Bolt. He certainly made it.

:22:35.:22:41.

What tonight. First we saw the 800m record go and then Usain Bolt. What

:22:41.:22:44.

an unbelievable athlete. Apparently he wants to play for Manchester

:22:44.:22:49.

United next season. I would love to see that. Over the next 40 minutes

:22:49.:22:54.

we will see the men's British hockey team in their semi-final.

:22:54.:22:58.

First let's turn our attention to a different kind of Olympic history.

:22:58.:23:01.

For this to her -- for the first time ever these gains included

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women's boxing. Attempting to win the very first female medal was

:23:07.:23:11.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams. She was up against Rennes can-can from

:23:11.:23:21.
:23:21.:23:29.

A into the second round we go. Panther No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in

:23:29.:23:33.

the tournament. This is a rematch of the World Championship final

:23:33.:23:38.

from last year. Nicola Adams has come out absolutely blazing.

:23:38.:23:48.
:23:48.:23:48.

Working away with pistons straight punches. We saw three attacks.

:23:48.:23:55.

Amazing boxing by Adams. Her opponent struggling to work out the

:23:55.:24:01.

speed and the combinations. decibel level continues to rise at

:24:01.:24:04.

the ExCeL Arena in London Docklands. It has been a sell-out crowd for

:24:05.:24:12.

every single session of boxing. This is the 24th session. For

:24:12.:24:16.

first-time -- of the first time that women are competing in

:24:16.:24:21.

Olympics boxing. This is a gold medal fight. What a stunning right

:24:21.:24:29.

cross from Nicola Adams. What an amazing shot. If she hasn't caught

:24:29.:24:35.

the judges's eyes, I don't know what will. Beautiful shot!

:24:35.:24:39.

legitimate knock-down. The count will be issued. In the Olympic

:24:39.:24:46.

boxing, it is only one point. We are approaching the closing 30

:24:46.:24:51.

seconds, the momentum in favour of Nicola Adams. You suspect that at

:24:51.:24:57.

the close of this round, if Adams can retain her concentration, the

:24:57.:25:00.

reigning world champion and world number one is going to have a

:25:00.:25:06.

significant deficit to try to claw back. Adams is content to box on

:25:06.:25:09.

the back foot and use that sublime footwork that we all know she

:25:09.:25:19.
:25:19.:25:20.

She can't afford to get as excited as we are. She has to keep her

:25:20.:25:23.

discipline and keep her hands and eyes and high. This is a brilliant

:25:23.:25:29.

performance by Adams. She needs to keep it up. The bell sounds to end

:25:29.:25:34.

a round number two. Nicola Adams has extended her advantage. It now

:25:34.:25:44.
:25:44.:25:52.

Great stuff. You are free up. -- 3 up. This was a flurry at the

:25:52.:26:01.

beginning of this round. My goodness, five solid good shots.

:26:02.:26:08.

Beautiful right hand. Followed with a left. She stepped half a step

:26:08.:26:12.

back and came back with a beautiful 12, knocking her opponent to the

:26:12.:26:22.
:26:22.:26:31.

floor. -- one two. What a great The top two 51 kg flyweight boxers

:26:31.:26:38.

in the world. Once again, it is a blazing Stahl at around three, just

:26:38.:26:48.

as it was in the second round, if F by Nicola Adams. -- blazing start.

:26:48.:26:54.

Up she is this -- she is scoring off the back foot. A change in

:26:54.:27:00.

tactics by the Chinese. She is trailing by five. She is noticeably

:27:00.:27:04.

more aggressive, attempting to get onto the front foot and take the

:27:04.:27:12.

contest Adams, who is continuing to boxed beautifully. The Chinese is

:27:12.:27:18.

still very much a danger. Adams needs to be very careful, keep her

:27:18.:27:23.

discipline and hold her hand side. Adams is also a master of the

:27:23.:27:29.

footwork. It will play into her hands if her opponent throws some

:27:29.:27:34.

shops. Both these boxers received byes in the preliminary road by

:27:34.:27:42.

virtue of the number one and number two seedings. Adams is the number

:27:42.:27:49.

two seed. They have been masterful, winning without getting out of

:27:50.:27:54.

second gear. But with the Olympic gold medal at stake, both of these

:27:54.:27:59.

boxers bringing their a game. There can be no excuses. Both are

:27:59.:28:04.

executing at the very top of their game. Adams has a significant

:28:04.:28:09.

advantage as we move inside the final 30 seconds of the third round.

:28:09.:28:15.

Adams knows she is building up a wider lead. You can see her tactics

:28:15.:28:19.

changing. A little bit scrappy in the corner. Little shuffles, left

:28:19.:28:27.

and right. Just to keep out of the way. Adams countering beautifully

:28:28.:28:37.
:28:38.:28:38.

on the back foot. The lead has increased further still! It is now

:28:38.:28:48.
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nine points in favour of Nicola Adams. 5-14. Can we believe? Can we

:28:53.:28:59.

believe that Nicola Adams is boxing the former world champion and the

:28:59.:29:03.

scoreline is 14-5? Yes, we can because we've seen some tremendous

:29:03.:29:10.

flurries by Adams. Her opponent is just punching the air, unable to

:29:10.:29:20.
:29:20.:29:36.

As we move into the fourth and final round of this women's 51 kg

:29:36.:29:41.

flyweight final, only two minutes of boxing stand between Quebec --

:29:41.:29:51.
:29:51.:29:51.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams and Olympic immortality. She is leading

:29:51.:30:01.
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the reigning World Championship gold medallist by a score of 14-5.

:30:02.:30:05.

Unless her opponent can produce a punch to bring about a finish and

:30:05.:30:10.

put Adams on the canvas and keeper of there for 10 seconds, one

:30:10.:30:14.

suspects that Nicola Adams is on her way to Olympic gold.

:30:14.:30:19.

Concentration will be absolutely crucial. She doesn't want to let

:30:19.:30:28.

the occasion get to her. She will She will not want to be thinking

:30:28.:30:34.

about the outcome. Her focus will be on the task at hand. This is

:30:34.:30:38.

admirable discipline demonstrated by Nicola Adams. She knows she has

:30:38.:30:43.

a comfortable lead but maintains a tight guard and is taking her shots.

:30:43.:30:48.

A tremendous right hand again as she moves forward, but she is not

:30:48.:30:53.

complacent, keeping her hands high. She knows Ren is a danger until the

:30:53.:31:00.

very last bell. Nicola Adams began boxing at the age of 12, and she

:31:00.:31:05.

sneaks home a beautiful left jab. She struggled to find opponents.

:31:05.:31:10.

Her mother took her to an after- school club in Leeds, while her mum

:31:10.:31:16.

was doing aerobics. Unbeknown to her she was getting into the boxing

:31:16.:31:20.

ring and trying it out. That is where her talent was discovered.

:31:20.:31:24.

And she is on the cusp of claiming the first ever women's Olympic

:31:24.:31:28.

the first ever women's Olympic boxing gold medal. Seconds away.

:31:28.:31:31.

The crowd beginning to count down, clapping their hands and stop

:31:31.:31:41.

dumping their feet. The Ali shuffle. And as that closing bell sounds,

:31:41.:31:48.

Nicola Adams produces a fast flurry just to underline that the

:31:48.:31:52.

superiority she demonstrated, and now the celebrations begin in

:31:52.:31:56.

earnest. There is no doubt in that blue corner, in the Great Britain

:31:56.:32:03.

corner, that Nicola Adams has just made history by brilliantly boxing

:32:03.:32:07.

highway to the first ever women's Olympic boxing title. A smile on

:32:07.:32:14.

the face of her coach, congratulating his charge, and in

:32:14.:32:20.

she boxed brilliantly from opening bell us to the last. The fact she

:32:20.:32:26.

trailed in the contests she had fought in, and it was Cancan Ren

:32:26.:32:30.

who held the advantage in the last two. They did not make a blind gift

:32:30.:32:36.

of difference. -- Blind Date. Adams came good, and surely the

:32:36.:32:46.
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announcement is about to announce Ladies and gentlemen, the winner,

:32:49.:32:59.
:32:59.:32:59.

by a score of 16-7, and Olympic champion, in the blue corner,

:32:59.:33:08.

representing Great Britain, Nicola Adams! Nicola Adams of Great

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Britain has just made sporting history! She is the first Olympic

:33:12.:33:20.

boxing champion in history in the women's tournament, and it is sheer

:33:20.:33:26.

delight for the 29 year-old from Leeds, who has taken out the boxer

:33:26.:33:31.

that was previously her nemesis. She produced a flawless display,

:33:31.:33:35.

leading from the first round to the last. What a stage on which to do

:33:35.:33:41.

it in this amphitheatre of boxing. Nicola Adams is the champion of

:33:41.:33:46.

boxing. When she began at the age of 12, the possibility of emulating

:33:46.:33:51.

her heroes, Sugar Ray Leonard and Mohammed Ali, was a far-fetched

:33:51.:33:59.

dream. But now not only is it a reality, she has just over four

:33:59.:34:06.

two-minute rounds, it guaranteed himself -- guaranteed herself as a

:34:06.:34:10.

place in Olympic sporting history as the greatest Olympic female

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boxer in that history. Well done, There she is, still smiling, the

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biggest smile of the Games. Many congratulations. A wonderful

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performance. The first time you have seen it. It was quite good!

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didn't realise it was such an exciting fight until I watched it

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back. The BBC office, hundreds of people working away, everybody was

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standing up and cheering. You were so strong and kept going and kept

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going. You battered her. It was the support in the arena, everyone was

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cheering. I was just drawing the energy of the crowd and using it to

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my advantage. UB the five-time world champion in the semi-final

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and that was the three-times world champion. You could not have been

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overly confident going into it? Cancan Ren is a tricky opponent and

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I did not want to take anything to chance. I stuck to my tactics and

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it all paid off. You have fought three times before. You beat her

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once by a solitary point, but this time he won by nine, what a

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turnaround. I think it was the coaches in the corner. I didn't

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realise how many points up I was. They were saying I was only two or

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three, so I had to keep it tight and stay focused. I think that

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helped me and it was a good game plan. What about the last round?

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You must have known by that stage, or even felt it, that she will well

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ahead. You must have been thinking you had to stay on your feet. Was

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it going through your head? I was thinking, stay focused, she is

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still a dangerous opponent. You could get the gold medal and it

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will be a dream come true. A lot of the fights at the Games, I have not

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seen many people knock on their backsides, but you can pack a punch.

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I was so surprised when she went down. The it was great. They you go.

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Bang! At that stage you know you are almost invincible. In boxing,

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you never know and you have to concentrate. Definitely, but I was

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so happy. I was thinking, I have got her number today. This is my

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time. You're wearing that gold medal proudly. It is something else.

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You started boxing and the commentator was saying your mother

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was doing aerobics and you disappeared into the ring in the

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gym and she did know anything about it. Was she happy about it? She was

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happy I found a sport I enjoyed doing. I have always loved my

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boxing from when I used to watch it with my dad. I watched the great,

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Mohammed Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and I thought I wanted to be like

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them and win a gold medal in the Olympics, so it is like a fairy

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tale. The fairy-tale ending for me. The even a bit of the Ali shuffle.

:37:25.:37:32.

Did your coach mind that sort of thing? No, it is part of my style.

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I have grown up watching the great and to be able to imitate them on

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such a big occasion like today was a great feeling for me.

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everybody was in favour of women's boxing being part of the Olympics,

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but you must feel like you have done a lot to turn people's

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opinions you did feel like that. Definitely. The support in the

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arena was amazing. Everybody was cheering, and I think everyone is

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really enjoying the women's boxing now. It is nice to see. It is

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brilliant. You are the only person I have seen with a gold medal he

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didn't cry. Keep smiling, because it is a beautiful smile and it has

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done Britain proud. Earlier in the Men's Hockey Germany beat Australia

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2 playing the gold medal match. And the other semi-final were Great

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Britain, hoping to reach the final for the first time since Seoul 88.

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They had to overcome the Netherlands. Commentary by one of

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those gold medal winners, Sean in orange. That is the line-up. The

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Netherlands, their excellent be at their best, led by Barry

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Middleton, the only player currently playing his hockey

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Good play by Middleton. It took a little long to make up his mind.

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This is Ben Hawes. Jackson to the right. Still Ben Hawes. Good run.

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Couldn't just flick into Jackson on the right, but they were trying to

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work out the space between them. Jackson moved out the way to give

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You cannot afford that sort of error, but rescued by James Fair.

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Trying to get the ball across to Weusthof. The James Fair read the

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Again, silly loss of possession. That is a penalty corner.

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British players stretched wide, and they were playing well here. A big

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commitment by Matt Daly to try and Not only was he on the pitch

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finally, but he scored and very well indeed. A great strike and a

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perfect corner by Weusthof. He did not make any error with that at all.

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Got down low and fired it into the The Dutch definitely looking more

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dangerous around the 16th. Shot in This time it didn't work, but the

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concentration still needs to stay. Well, it didn't, and that is

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another goal. And it is the same goalscorer. Weusthof. Great Britain

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relaxed when the ball was stopped and the Dutch were still playing as

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they were looking at the back line. Great Britain have a really big

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uphill struggle. They have not really come out and played the game.

:41:57.:42:07.
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Keeping the possession in the Dutch The penalty corner has been given.

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Harry Martin draws that foul and And Jackson scores! Maybe a moment

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that might be the start of something good. Started by

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Middleton, then by Harry Martin, and superbly finished by Ashley

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The quick counter, and a -- De Nooijer. Penalty corner has been

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given. The Stig was far too high in the air. Great Britain gave the

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ball away on the edge of the 25. Committing men to attack, you leave

:43:10.:43:14.

the space in midfield and that is where the Dutch will have a go and

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show what she can do. They will take that defence apart, clinically.

:43:18.:43:28.
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Lethal at corners, this boy. He was bought in to replace the legendary

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corner striker, but not a bad decision. That is a very useful

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spot to put it in. A lot of goals scored in that corner. Difficult

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Another very good, telling run. And another Dutch goal. Bakker this

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time. Absolutely brilliant goal. That is all I can say to that.

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Great Britain all over the place. The Dutch barge has first to every

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ball. -- are just first to every Good play, and they have a man over.

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It is another goal, scored by The lovely ball in. Look at De

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Nooijer. Not panicking. Bakker offers himself, coming to the near

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Great Britain have to keep a head on this, they don't want to let it

:44:59.:45:09.
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go completely. It is lost and it is in Biden Neuer. -- I do not Asia.

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The original ball by De Wijn, but it needed a little touch. Now this

:45:18.:45:24.

is difficult. They got to get a little bit out of this. James Fair

:45:24.:45:28.

could only take the sting out of that, he could not stop it. A great

:45:28.:45:38.
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shot. I think it would have gone in any way. A great interception by

:45:39.:45:49.
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the man who just laid on that goal. 7! It equals the top score in the

:45:59.:46:07.

tournament so far. I think the word is a shellacking. I am shell-

:46:07.:46:11.

shocked, they must beat on the pitch. Great Britain have no idea

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what has happened to them. The Dutch have come out and played an

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absolutely brilliant 45 minutes of hockey. Shell-shocked on the bench.

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Favour talked about that golden dream and they were talking about

:46:27.:46:32.

it before today. -- they have talked about. Billy Bakker has

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This is all of their nightmares rolled into one. 15 minutes gone. -

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- 50. That is no way that should going from there. Great strike,

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It is a penalty corner. Very simple just to put the ball under foot. --

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I thought the contrast yesterday evening was desperate between the

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two sides at the end of the match. Here it, the contrast is so great.

:47:43.:47:53.
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Robert Moore was the scorer. Look at them waving the Union flags!

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Excellent support for a team who needs all the support, probably

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needs all the support, probably more than they have ever needed.

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emotions are pretty flat. Pretty embarrassed. We let a few people

:48:33.:48:38.

down. Even at 9-one people were shouting and that was amazing. We

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didn't turn up. We know we have let ourselves down today. They did

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everything better than us. I can't explain it. I have never seen us

:48:48.:48:54.

like that and to do it in such a big game is so sad for me as a

:48:54.:48:59.

player and everyone. We will go away and I don't think there is

:48:59.:49:04.

much we can do looking at the video. We didn't work hard enough, we

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weren't good on the ball. It wasn't tactical. In fairness, that is a

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very, very special Netherlands side. It is a good side. We made them

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look very good. If we had worked as hard as they did, we would have got

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a lot closer. I don't think if we played it 10 times that would not

:49:27.:49:34.

be a consistent scoreline. It is all in our hands. You knew you had

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to dig in against a very, very good technical Netherlands side. The

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worst possible start, 2-0 down, but then Ashley Jackson scored and you

:49:43.:49:49.

were back in it. Yes, even at 4-1 we came out after half-time and we

:49:49.:49:57.

had a few corners. We had a good chance on the goalkeeper and they

:49:57.:50:03.

got a little break. They went down the other end and scored. The

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timing of the goals hit people. In knocked us back a bit. When they

:50:09.:50:12.

get a head like that, they are brilliant players and they just

:50:12.:50:18.

went and played hockey. We can understand how down you must bleak,

:50:18.:50:21.

but you are still in contention for an Olympic medal. A bronze medal

:50:21.:50:26.

match against Australia. You could still walk away from this wonderful

:50:26.:50:30.

Olympic Games with a medal. definitely. That is what we have to

:50:30.:50:36.

do. To Mori were dashed tomorrow we will start a plan for the Aussies.

:50:36.:50:40.

They will be disappointed tonight as well. We owe it to some people

:50:40.:50:45.

to turn up and again. We wanted to be in the final, we are not and we

:50:45.:50:48.

have to deal with that. I think that is what they call a good

:50:48.:50:53.

hiding. But all is not lost for Great Britain, they still have the

:50:53.:51:03.
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Look at that beautiful evening we have got here in the Olympic Park.

:51:08.:51:13.

Huge crowds coming out of the athletics stadium. The women's

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football final saw a repeat of last year's World Cup final between

:51:16.:51:21.

Japan and the US. On that occasion the Japanese won on penalties. This

:51:21.:51:31.
:51:31.:51:51.

end it was a diving header. Just the start Japan didn't want.

:51:51.:51:57.

ball in was great, but she just took too big a touch. She just

:51:57.:52:03.

managed to get the ball around for a diving header from Lloyd. They

:52:03.:52:08.

all want to score. Carly Lloyd putting her head where it might

:52:08.:52:15.

have hurt. I don't think she would have been bothered. Her third goal

:52:15.:52:21.

of the competition. Probably the stand-up performer in the semi-

:52:21.:52:31.
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great chance that was. A great ball in. She just managed to get enough

:52:43.:52:53.
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by USA hands. Determined to get a penalty. He thought it was a

:53:26.:53:33.

handball. You know what... That was worse than the one in the Canada

:53:33.:53:43.
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lucky did she get? Such a great ball in. The decision had been made.

:53:55.:53:59.

I think she was trying to make it go the other side of the goal. What

:53:59.:54:09.
:54:09.:54:23.

she had done the wrong thing, keeping the ball too long, but a

:54:23.:54:29.

great ball across. On-target, but an inch or so low and that is

:54:29.:54:39.
:54:39.:54:56.

2-0, USA. G20, Carly Lloyd. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

:54:56.:55:02.

goal. She picked it up really deep and she ran. You thought she would

:55:02.:55:08.

lay it off, but what a tremendous strike. The goalkeeper will not

:55:08.:55:12.

save that. She created that angle and powered it into the opposite

:55:13.:55:19.

corner. A tremendous goal from Cali Lloyd. There might have been some

:55:19.:55:22.

wonderful goals scored by some brilliant Number Tens on this

:55:22.:55:32.
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2-1. Japan are back in it. A great ball. She picked out the striker.

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They could not get enough on it to get rid of it and they will be

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really disappointed with that. Japan will be quite happy to get

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themselves back into this final. You would put money on her to

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the United States of America! The star-spangled Banner is flying

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star-spangled Banner is flying around Wembley tonight.

:56:31.:56:34.

The four times women's football has been played in the Olympics, the US

:56:34.:56:38.

have won three of them. We are almost at the end of our coverage,

:56:38.:56:40.

almost at the end of our coverage, but let's remind you of the day's

:56:40.:56:48.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt said he needed to defend both his Olympic sprint

:56:48.:56:52.

titles before he could call himself a legend. He has done just that,

:56:52.:56:58.

edging out Yohan Blake in the 200m final.

:56:58.:57:05.

A magnificent David Rudisha won 800m gold in a new world record. He

:57:05.:57:12.

was at his imperious best to become the first man to run under 1:41.

:57:12.:57:14.

A Nicola Adams earned a place in history books as she became the

:57:15.:57:19.

first woman to win Olympic boxing gold thanks to a stunning

:57:19.:57:25.

demolition of China's Cancan. Charlotte Dujardin won Britain's

:57:25.:57:31.

second British dressage gold of the Olympics. Laura Bechtolsheimer also

:57:31.:57:36.

took bronze. Up Jade Jones is guaranteed at least a silver in the

:57:37.:57:40.

women's taekwondo for top you can watch her fight for gold live on

:57:40.:57:44.

watch her fight for gold live on BBC Two at about 10:15pm.

:57:44.:57:47.

On BBC Three at present you can see the men's beach volleyball final

:57:47.:57:53.

between Brazil and Germany. That is it from us. We will be back on BBC

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