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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


sounds good, though. Streaking away down the home


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


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


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


No man has successfully defended both the 102 hundred metres titles


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


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


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


park. It is going to be interesting!


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


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


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


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


Lynsey Sharp was a controversial selection but she impressed in her


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


crowd are desperate to start showing their appreciation. Luckily,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


to a stunning demolition of China's Ren Cancan.


Kerri-Anne Payne suffered huge disappointment in the 10 kilometres


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


gruelling slog in the Serpentine. Jade Jones has guaranteed herself


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


how momentous it really was. Looking at the positive and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Colombian record holder. That silver medal at the European


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


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


World Indoor Championships, Nataliia Lupu, is having a good


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


kick. What she might be disappointed about his not running


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this competition is Christian Taylor, the world champion. But


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Caster Semenya, the way she controlled it, not excessively


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


straight, the strength of this busy watching Carter so many are


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the middle one was the tougher of the free. This one has Cherono


is one of them, Niyonsaba, she is just 19 years of age, and I think


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


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


African championships, then she qualified for this and is now


lining up against the world champion. I think Niyonsaba is


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


behind her. BRENDAN FOSTER: She knows the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


youngster Niyonsaba. Savinova has timed her effort perfectly. Watch


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the finishing straight, the young African comes through, deciding


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


of them. This triple jump competition is coming alive.


STEVE CRAM: these are the athletes who are through to the final of the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I understand that billions of people are watching. To participate


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


not about support act. Over to Steve Cram.


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


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


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


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


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


country which has obviously had some great champions. He was


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


twice the world indoor champion and silver-medallist behind David


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Those times would normally get medals in any other championship,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


now is it inspire a whole new generation of younger David


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


because it is the responsibility of the sport to showcase incredible


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Smith and Carlos were sent home from the Games, and Norman returned


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


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


returning to athletics and qualifying for the next Olympics,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


incredible. Additionally, Tommie Smith was an incredible athlete at


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


but they were eventually disqualified, down into 17th place


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


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


Baptiste, a veteran of so many Olympic Games and World


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the Bahamas. The Americans are absolutely flying. Their third


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


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


Trinidad and Tobago and the Netherlands will qualify for the


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


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


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


string runners in the quartet. That was brilliant.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


qualifying, but only just. Out of the blocks, it was a really nice


first leg. She did her job very well indeed. But even this


changeover here, it was a really safe effort. Simpson going down the


back straight, passes it on, but watch this... Give me the baton!


Thank you very much! Just got it in not stable, and it is a very


difficult when you are moving at speed, if someone is moving their


hand, that is the target you are trying to aim for. But they got


away with it this time. She tries to grab instead of keeping it,


Simpson is saying to herself, what are you doing?! They will not want


to do this in the final. Not if they want to have any chance of


beating the United States. The US are looking very strong at the


moment. Jamaica have Fraser-Pryce to bring in, maybe Campbell-Brown,


who has not been running so well, it will be interesting to see what


team lines up for them, but they have the ability to be quicker than


that. We saw that from that changeover if nothing else. So they


round the outside. The fastest losers will come from the first


Just over 22 minutes until Bolt against Blake and the rest of. Let


me show you a bit more read a footage, a very different kind.


This is what happened this morning in the heats. Look at the man in


first 200 metres with two legs, and the last with one leg. He broke his


leg at the 200 metres mark. You can see he is running in an awkward


fashion. In his quiet afterwards he said he actually felt his leg break


at the 200 metres point, and the first thought that came into his


mind was, I have got to finish. That is a great team mate to have!


Running on a broken leg! Just very quickly, the British men ran pretty


well this morning. They did, very well indeed. All the legs, they ran


grade, but in particular for me, Jack Green was superb. I think he


clocked the fastest of the four dies. Moving on, this is a subject


that doesn't get raised very often, but the fact is, not a single white


athlete has contested the men's 100 metres final for 32 years in the


Olympics. The only one is Christophe Lemaitre or, who is


running tonight. So it brings the whole issue of nature or nurture


In a man -- November 1859, when Origin of species by Charles Darwin


was published, it was condensed by Herbert Spencer, survival of the


fittest. Darwin wrote, by means of natural selection. But it wasn't


long before scientists were experimenting with less natural


means. They wanted to accelerate an evolutionary process. Eugenics was


the science of improving the genetic composition of a population.


There was a negative side, the elimination of defective this, who


corrupted the gene pool. The most distorted manifestation of this was


Nazi Germany. Hitler thought he could breed the Aryan race. Through


eugenics, those deemed undesirable, the promiscuous, Communists, the


Roma, the entire Jewish race, could be exterminated. Genetic cleansing


In this room will be discussed and resolved the vital issues between


which the East and West are divided. After a second world war the EU


very short -- Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirmed that men


and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality


or religion, have the right to marry and found a family. And that


should have been that, the end of the dangerous idea. But two things


happened. The first had already happened, back in 1936 at the


Berlin Olympic Games. Hitler's supposed showpiece for his ideas.


Making a mockery of Nazi ideology with it -- his achievements was to


see a wins, the winner of four gold medals. Ironically, this destroyer


of the Aryan myth was an oppressed schism in his own land. Born in


Alabama in what was called the segregated South. The lot of the


black man in America would barely improved over the next 32 years.


Tommie Smith and John Carlos chose the Olympic rostrum in Mexico City


to demonstrate just that. We wanted to symbolise that we are at a meet


in track and field, we are black Black power, that is the second


thing. But the past 80 years, -- for the past 80 years, sprint


events have been dominated by black athletes. From Jesse Owens to Usain


Bolt and Yohan Blake right now. The there have been Dwight winners, but


only one white sprinter has ever run under 10 seconds for the 100


metres, Christophe Lemaitre, and he is a long way behind the Jamaicans.


Even those who have one the Best Of Canada or Britain, just about all


of them can trace their ancestry back to West Africa. That is, to


slaves. And here we come back to eugenics, the theory of accelerated


selection. Who was it that survived being put in shackles, packed into


slave ships and taken across the ocean? Who was it who survived the


sugar plantations? Of the fittest. Only the fittest could survive. The


latest suggestion it in the science of sprinting is that you need be


none muted version of the skeleton of muscle gene, who could argue


with that? Except, given what are sometimes come out of the


laboratory for sprinters, we should perhaps remain a little sceptical.


The point is, the scientists are back in the gene pool, fishing. Is


it dangerous? Do we know where it will lead? Gene doping is the next


great fear or among people who were trying to keep sport clean. But now,


we are no where near saying that child X will win one day because he


has inherited the right cocktail of genes. For the moment we are as


unpredictable and full of mystery as ever. As Darwin said, from so


simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful


have been and are being involved. - - evolved. Fascinating stuff. I'm


sure all the kids at home are saying I don't want to do biology


until September! Colleen, your Oram authority on this, what is your


take? I was lucky to be part of a BBC programme where they took


biopsies, etc, to see what my genetic make-up was. One of the


things we found out was that what I had was I had a fast stretch


muscles, and when they cross- referenced with other Afro-American


and Caribbean athletes, it was about 98% of the whole genetic pool


had this type of musculature. About 80% of European -- white European


athletes had this as well, and the ability to run fast. So they put it


down to the fact that it is more about the merger, because we


haven't quite found the white man yet he was got blonde hair and blue


eyes he can do it. Are we at the point that if you were a talented


athlete at 14, 15, there is almost an institutional programme that


brings you will be able to compete at the highest level in the sprint?


I don't fix it, I did a programme on this as well, we looked at the


slave trade and how that may have affected genes, we interviewed a


lot of scientists and historians and they all have different


philosophies. At the end of the day, what we come back to is no matter


what the situation, you may be predisposed to being a sprinter or


have the talent to be a sprinter, but doesn't necessarily mean you


are going to get there. There are so many different factors that


played into whether an athlete will succeed or not and whether they


will alter it to reach their full potential. If you're playing the


laws of probability, if a two people have broken 10 seconds, 81


of them are black, surely that is so overwhelming it is


incontrovertible. It is not. Because look at Jamaica, for


example. There is no doubt about that part of the reason Jamaica has


such great sprinters in that tiny country, you cannot deny the fact


that not only is athletics the national sport, sprinting is the


national sport, so kids grow up seeing sprinters will look like


them, who come from the same neighbourhoods they come from,


those of their role models and heroes. If you have that same


situation with white sprinters, if you have a five Christophe


Lemaitres, and they are heroes in that neighbourhood, in that


community, those kids are going to want to do that as well. The more


you decide you want to follow that path are more likely you are to


find them. Genes can contribute, and if you have a version of the


gene, you have a slight advantage in terms of your probability to


become a great sprinter, but doesn't mean you are going to be.


Denise, you're desperate to get in. I was going to ask whether climate


has a part to play, warm conditions, environment, as you clearly said,


motivation by fellow athletes, the inspiration... I think the


environment certainly has something to do with it, access to facilities,


coaching, all of those things, motivation. Live pictures here from


the warm-up track. There is the man. It is getting nearer and nearer to


the moment of truth for him and Blake. It must be interesting


walking down the street with Usain Bolt, in an area with a lot of CCTV.


He seems to know exactly where every camera is the meetings to be


looking for them wherever he goes. And he has got big guns, to! That


is to tutor! Fattest nature and nurture. That is all a larger. I


cannot do that. It is Frank Lampard! Goodness me, and next door


to one of the Chelsea's most famous fans, Seb Coe on his left. The


Premier League season starts in nine days' time. There is a


thought! The Charity Shield is on Sunday. But anyway, please, the


Olympic Games, carrying on for another three days. In terms of the


other seven, we talked a bit about Blake, but we have forgotten the


other six. Is there any body in there who can consider a silver


medal tonight or are they all going for bronze? They have to be aware


that something could happen to one of the big guns, they have to be


ready to take advantage. What we have here is an exciting race for


the bronze, if we are going to give the gold and silver to Blake and to


Bolt. We have got Wallace Spearmon, Christophe Lemaitre from France, we


also have the young kid, Warren Weir out of Jamaica. That is going


to be a great race behind Bolt and Blake. Those three guys are very


evenly matched. Talk about the importance of the lane draw, with


The lane draw is going to be interesting, and I think Lemaitre


is the man who's going to suffer the most from it. He is drawn in


lane two. He might struggle to get his long legs around the bend. But


it is similar to the Jamaican Championships, and Yohan Blake


managed to sneak up on Usain Bolt when it really mattered, coming


towards the line. So, Usain Bolt will know this, he has been here


before with Yohan Blake, and I think he will enjoy this. He will


go for it and say, OK, if you want this title, you're going to have to


catch me. When did Ecuador last have a top international sprinter?


They have altitude, which maybe helps. Actually, Quinonez has done


very well, he has saved his best performances for the Olympic Games.


But back to the lane draw, I think Wallace Spearmon is in the best


position. Weir is in the worst, he has got Bolt just behind him, out


in lane eight. I don't think it is that take that it is going to


actually cause him any trouble getting round the bend. He knows


exactly what he needs to do. sure a lot of people watching will


say, there are nine lanes - why are they not using the outside two?


is just that lane one is very tight. So, you give everybody a little bit


of relief, by moving them outwards. You can see the stadium now. Dusk


is falling at the moment, and we are building up to the main event


of the evening, the Men's 200m Final. It is a busy night in the


Olympic Park, with Great Britain player in the Netherlands in the


semi-finals of the hockey. They're fighting for the right to play


Germany, who played some unbelievable hockey this afternoon,


in beating Australia. Something you cannot quite see in that picture,


up to the right, up at Wembley Stadium, the final of the Women's


Football, that's Japan against the United States. We have got the


women's javelin taking place tonight, and you can also follow,


if you wish, the final of the Men's Triple Jump. I always think it is


quite old fashioned to see the man carrying a sign like that. It is no


different from the old footage of the Olympic Games! Anyway, here


they come. A great reception for these great athletes. Seven minutes


to go - what tactics is Blake going to employ, Michael? I think he is


in a good position, being behind Bolt, so he can see him. He is


going to try to run him down. He will want to make sure that Bolt


does not get too far ahead, but he is not going to try to come off the


curved ahead of ball macro, he will try to come off even with him, and


then hope that all the training he does, he will try to use that


coming down the home stretch to try to catch Bolt. The only problem for


him - Bolt might already be gone. This is all happening in just over


19 seconds - how are you able to formulate these tactical ideas in


your mind, running at that speed? How do you assimilate that


information and assess the race? That is the brilliance of being a


sprinter, and what is so amazing about sprinters. We marvel at


sprinters, at what we see, but what you do not see his incredible, the


analysis which is going on during the race, and the assessments which


are going on. That's why I am such a great analyst here, because of


all of the analysis that will have had to do! I have worked hard


analysing those competitors out there! So, this is a breeze. That


is why you're leaving us, and going to the commentary box! Colin, in


terms of how you expect this race to pan out this evening, is it a


two-horse race? I believe it is. Usain Bolt has always said he wants


to win this title, he wants to retain his 200m crown. In the


Jamaican Championships, after Yohan Blake beat him, he said something


really simple, that he would never let that happen again. Well, let's


see if that's true. Almost two race is going on within the one. Like


Michael says, Wallace Spearmon, if he runs Mocholi, like we know he


can, he could really upset what we might consider to be a Jamaican


clean sweep. It is going to be interesting. I cannot wait. I will


try to stay in my seat, but I cannot promise. You have got form


for leaping out of that seat during these Championships! Anyway,


JOHN INVERDALE: Well, the world stopped for just under 10 seconds


at the weekend, and it is going to stop for double that time, or


thereabouts, tonight. Steve Cram is going to describe it.


STEVE CRAM: A little word of encouragement, perhaps, to the


youngster Warren Weir. So, what are you doing later on? Can you run a


little bit? He is so relaxed. It was nice to see the little gesture


between these two, the same has happened in the 100m, just a little


acknowledgement. The two training partners, friends, and now rivals.


So, the Men's 200m Final will line up like this... Well, a false start


for us on the start list! Here it here, it is all yellow and green.


So much support for him - his family are here, Jamaican flags all


round the bend. They look relaxed. I'm sure the nerves are jangling


just a little. Just waiting for these last few, anxious moments. It


never seems to bother Bolt or Blake. Most people are expecting that Bolt


will strike again. Just to talk about the conditions briefly, we


have been watching the triple-jump, and the wind has come up a bit.


Just looking at some of the jumps in the last couple of rounds, the


wind is in their face, which means it will be with these 200m


sprinters down the home straight, which augurs well. We have had one


world record tonight - are we going to get another? He is watching


himself on the big screen. They are playing the semi-finals at the


moment. Lemaitre, the Frenchman, who ran brilliantly last year to


take the bronze medal at the World Championships. He was four tenths


behind Bolt, and that remains Lemaitre's personal best. Can


Jamaica get a clean sweep here, or will Lemaitre and Martina, also


class, I guess, as a European, he is the European champion,


originally from the Dutch Antilles, winning for the Netherlands...? He


finished second to Bolt four years ago but was disqualified on that


occasion for running out of his lane. There's a great atmosphere


here. The flashes are going around already. The crowd are trying to


soak up the atmosphere. So, from the inside... The tall, I hesitate


to say elegant, figure of Christophe Lemaitre. Because


sometimes, it is not the most beautiful sprinting from the


Frenchman. Yohan Blake, the world champion at 100m, silver-medallist


India Olympic Games, known to most that race, was disqualified. Just


listen to this... APPLAUSE AND CHEERING the royal


wave from the King of sprinting. 22 years of age, former hurdler now


turned world-class sprinter Warren Weir. And on the outside, from


South Africa, Jobodwana. Here we go, then. Bolt versus Blake II. This,


the event which he started at, the event where he burst onto the scene


as a junior, when he was just 15, winning the World Championships.


Since then, he has dominated the world of sprinting not only at 200,


but also at 100. Silence descends upon the Olympic Stadium. The Men's


the blocks really well! Blake has got a lot to do! Look at Bolt go!


He leads by three metres, coming into the home straight! Here comes


Click. But he is not going to catch him! Bolt is going to do it again!


Watch the clock. 19.32. Gold all the way. Well, he is unique. You


cannot argue that he has no equal. He is just incomparable in the


world of sprinting. The only man ever to have defended the Olympic


200m title, and that's just the latest statistic in what is


becoming a long, long list of superlative performances for Usain


Bolt. Warren Weir has got the bronze. A Jamaican clean sweep. And


the man who was brushing them all away at the front, as ever, Usain


Bolt. No world record tonight. One of the quickest 200m ever, though.


The world record is held by the man sitting next to me, and he did it


back in 1996. Just for maybe 10-15 metres, it looked as though Yohan


Blake was closing him down, but it was a brilliant blend from Bolt.


And what about Warren Weir, with a personal best? What a night for


moments to himself. But he never has any privacy. Not before now,


and certainly not in the future. His exploits on the track mean that


the whole world wants to know his every move and want to listen to


his every word. Michael, let's analyse the race. A great start in


the 200, and another great start here after the 100. Yohan Blake got


up and found that Bolt was already gone. He displayed some speed in


this race that I hadn't seen. Starting to Labour a little bit at


the end, but he drops his arms and did not need to run through the


finish line. He is looking at the clock and he sees it's not going to


be a world record, and he knows he is not on the pace, so he


celebrates a little bit early. But a great race by eight Usain Bolt


nonetheless. And a very good race from Yohan Blake. And then Warren


Weir, a sweep for Jamaica for the medals. He takes another look over.


He was concerned about Blake. But that is something that shows you a


little bit about Bolt in this race, he was a little bit concerned. He


knew that Blake would have a better chance of possibly getting ahead of


him. He was always confident in the 100 but was concerned with Blake in


the 200 because he works harder, and Bolt admits that. But the draw


made him more concerned, being out in No. 7, with Blake in four. So he


did look for him a few times, but he never found him. Usain Bolt


defends his title and takes the 200 run of his career. And the clean


sweep completed by young Warren we're, taking the bronze. Us --


of journeys to Visa Olympic finals for Usain Bolt. All the conjecture


about the state of his fitness which was something that was


starting to build, and it did add to the sense of occasion, that


perhaps we thought he could get beaten. We have the temerity to


just hold the thought for the shortest period of time that


perhaps Blake could come and use up -- usurp the great man. You cannot


just call him the greatest, because that belongs to Muhammad Ali, so


they will have to find some other title for Bolt. But he is, and


always will be, standing above the world of sprinting, and maybe in


the sport of track and field. I don't know if the sport has ever


seen such a hero. Only time will tell. Only time will tell how his


exploits argued in the future and how he is compared to the greats


such as Jesse Owens. That in terms of his performances, I don't think


he can be compared to anyone. And just like the other night, the


British fans enjoyed a fantastic hour or so. Somebody will be saying


they were there, and it will be the There is always a measure of luck


involved in sport, and Yohan Blake might be thinking he is unlucky to


be born when he was, because it is just not fair. A great race and an


extraordinary exhibition. And was it five times he glanced across,


the master to the pupil, to make sure that Blake knew his place? And


Bolt's place in history is assured. Denise, you were excited. That was


fantastic. The glancing over, I do not know if it was the pupil and


teacher, or whether he was worried he was coming, but it was a great


race. We just knew it would be a great race like this. It was


fantastic to watch, great to see Yohan Blake looking at Warren we're


-- a Warren Weir, almost like he That Stadium tonight has seen one


of the great athletics races. In 1988 and 1984 there were clean


sweeps for the Americans, but now for the Jamaicans. I think the


Jamaicans will be very happy. First three in the trials, and they


delivered the first three medals. Fantastic to see that. An exciting


performance from Usain Bolt, but really only that satisfactory. He


knew he was up against it. I think he is saying to his critics,


silence, I have done it. On these occasions you look ahead,


irrespective and maybe he will want to find the Swedish handball team


at 3am in the morning, but people asked if he can do this again in


four years' time, but as we spoke after Beijing, does he think about


doing the 400, or nothing to do with athletics? I think people


under estimate how smart and in tune with himself he is. That is


consistent with most athletes. He knows and understands himself. He


knows he does not want to work so close to Usain Bolt before. Not


over 200 metres. He was a bit concerned with this, and it shows


something about him, in this race, that he knew, and everybody knew,


that this was the one where Blake could beat him. He delivered, and


that is what I think he was saying when he crossed the line and put


his fingers to his lips. He showed that he could run under any


circumstances, even if he is not at his best. And he was a little


concerned, with those glances over. But the sweep by the Jamaicans is a


real loud and clear message. In 2008 in Beijing they took a lot of


medals and people thought it was the first time it would happen and


it is just a little flash-in-the- pan, but they are here to stay.


Here he is, taking pictures. How can you not love Usain Bolt? He is


so great for the sport and the Olympic Games. He is the man. You


have got to give it to him. He is such a phenomenal athlete, but a


great person. He has fun, people love him. This kind of thing is


what the sport needs. And the other thing as well, as Blake tries to


get in, and I don't blame him because it's a great time to be a


Jamaican sprinter, lots of people are trying to delay, but they don't


look like him. When they do their little antics on the start line,


they don't look like Bolt. He spoke to the girl in charge of the draw


and was having a conversation with her, two minutes before running a


race like that. Just extraordinary. He is very much in control. Even


though he is doing those things, he is thinking about the race and


concentrating. I couldn't do that. I had to be totally focused and


silent and could not speak to anyone. It is not that he was


relaxed and taking it lightly, he was just as focused when the gun


goes off as when I was doing it, but he have the ability to switch


But doesn't he personified Jamaican personality? It is what to expect


on that island, and they will be rocking from Kingston, to Antonio


and everywhere in between. Any time is party time. It is fantastic to


see. Like Michael said, he's been himself and he brings something


very unique to the world of athletics. The biggest global


superstar in sport, I think you can say that. Maybe Tiger Woods or


Roger Federer at that time, but from Ecuador to the Philippines and


all parts in between, he is the man. I am pleased that he achieved what


he set as a target. This is his goal. He wanted to do it, so he has


trained and delivered, so he should sit back and whatever he decides,


he should do it for himself. As far as I can see, he has been the best


track and field sprinter we have ever seen and the best Olympia 2 --


Olympian as well, no doubt. Where does he go next? When people start


to expect a world record after world record, Olympic records, what


is the motivation? You are exactly right. He gets to the point where


it becomes so very difficult. I was criticised for not winning a race


by enough, and that is when you know that you have nowhere to go.


But he is going to find himself in that position very quickly. He said


to me that he needed to repeat as an Olympic champion at the 102


hundred to consider himself a true legend, even though we consider him


a legend. Now he has achieved it, and he has talked about the long


jump, but I don't see it happening. It is the obvious incentive to wait


a third time? I don't think it holds any motivation for him. I do


not think it is there. It does not sound like that, three times.


also the margins are getting closer. We talked about the distance in


Beijing, but it is not that any more, we are talking about two


metres or one metre in the hundred metres. He is now bigger celebrity


than he was before. And Michael said about what you have to put


your body through to get the performances out, it is tough


training and tough competing and with the addicts -- the added


expectation of the world, that makes it a bit of a bind. It gets


to the point where it is no longer fun, and that is when it is


difficult. We are hoping to have an interview with Usain Bolt, but he


has gone off for another run. He is going for another lap of honour.


Does he not understand his media obligations, for heaven's sake?


has made it clear that the fans come first. Great scenes. We are


lucky to be here and we are lucky to watch it at home, but the 80,000


in here tonight, when you see greatness, in whatever shape or


form, you have to take a step back and think how fortunate you were to


see it. The other thing we talked about was Blake, but you talk about


him being the most unlucky because he is in the era of Bolt, but what


a great time to beer -- to be a Jamaican sprinter. Yohan Blake is


not suffering, believe me. He has got the two silver medals and that


is a great performance and he is caught up in a fantastic time for


Jamaica, as a country. Usain Bolt won, but he didn't break the world


record. But a medal ceremony is We have had a couple of


unbelievable races tonight, and that 200 was good, but this will go


down as the greatest 800 metre race in history, led by David Rudisha. A


gold medal for him and for Kenya, and a new world record. 1.4 0.91.


The first man to go under 1.41. And on the rostrum, the two teenagers,


Amos, the world junior champion, and Timothy Kitum, with a whole


host of personal bests behind Russia -- Rudisha. This man may


eventually go down as the greatest 800 metre runner in history. He is


Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds


We now have the national anthem of David Rudishar, the pride of Kenya.


A new world record will be something I will remember for the


rest of my life. He may well go on to run faster, but to do it in the


Olympic final was truly memorable. Our sport is blessed at the moment


with some fantastic champions. He represents I was all very well, but


this is the man whose picture goes around the world. I hope Rudy she


get some credit for what he's done tonight. - at Rudisha. Inevitably


for headlines will be about this man and the fact that the Jamaican


sprinter has managed a one-two- Come in. Bring your team mates.


Congratulations, you wanted to come here and cement to legend, you have


done that. Tell me what it means. This is what I wanted and I got it.


I'm very proud of myself. I came here to do what I had to do. Is it


more special to celebrate with these guys? I know my coach will be


going crazy right now. We have been working all season, we have pushed


each other. This is the end product. What about this guy? You have


pushed him hard all year. First and foremost, I have to thank God. He


has been there. Usain Bolt has motivated me all season. I have to


give thanks to Warren weir. Warren, go Dubai know the national anthem


is playing. Go tell me what this performance does for you going


forward. You have it delivered today. It is a great honour to come


here and do what my country wanted. I would like to thank my mother, my


fiancee, everybody. You are sharing a lot of love with people in the


crowd. Yes. The Laursen in London is very, very good. -- have a laugh


in London. One Love, Jamaica. lot of Jamaican flags flying. He is


a ploy Ding Rudishar and he applauds -- deserves it. -- he is


applauding. Did you think a world record was possible? Definitely. I


guess I wasn't fit enough. I came out of the corner, but I could feel


the strain on my back a little bit. I just tried to keep my form. Go


but the way I came off a corner, I could feel it. This year has not


been the easiest of build up. You said you were 95% fit but you have


still been able to do this. Some are what this means in the context


of the season. -- some up. It is hard. For me it was hard. I am


really dedicated to my it work and I know what London meant to me. I


gave it my best and I'm proud of myself. I really wanted to get the


world record in the 200m, but it was hard. A message for your fans?


Definitely. If I start thanking people, I will be here all day.


Thank you to my family. Thank you to my best friend. My management


staff, all of the fans in Jamaica. Kingston. All of my four friends,


the four square group. Big laugh. You are a legend. I must say, Colin


Jackson, you haven't won that bet. To you guys have been great for top


Birmingham people, you guys to care of us. Birmingham people. They were


great a loss. They showed us a lot of love. You guys helped us to do


our best. London, Birmingham. done!


You had better explain the bet. is talking about his time. I


thought he would run 64, but he ran 63. I'm furious! From the 100m.


Final thoughts on what we have seen tonight. Let's have one word on


Incredible. He is such an incredible athlete. We've seen the


two best athletes in the sport tonight on one night. They are so


opposite. But both are great athletes, both great ambassadors.


That was a phenomenal 800m we had a chance to see tonight, one of the


best I've ever seen. Last words on Bolt. Fantastic. Amazing. Delivered.


That is what it is about at this level. To be able to deliver what


you are able to do. Fantastic night. Colin, you can think of another


night to describe Bolt in a moment. Jonathan Edwards will sum up the


triple jump. Not surprisingly, it slipped under


competition, he had to go further than his team-mate. He could not


manage it. 16.66. At 17.62 was his best jump. He finished in silver


medal position. The champion was Christian Taylor, world champion


last year and our Olympic champion. Go I think in the coming years


Christian Taylor can become one of the all-time greats. By his coach


Have you come up with the word? Simply. He achieved what he wanted


to with G. He is a legend. Tomorrow night we should see him again. We


have got the heats of the 4 x 100m have got the heats of the 4 x 100m


relay. They might give him time off, but they don't want to risk not


qualifying. This is what we have I saw a headline in the paper that


said make or break for Bolt. He certainly made it.


What tonight. First we saw the 800m record go and then Usain Bolt. What


an unbelievable athlete. Apparently he wants to play for Manchester


United next season. I would love to see that. Over the next 40 minutes


we will see the men's British hockey team in their semi-final.


First let's turn our attention to a different kind of Olympic history.


For this to her -- for the first time ever these gains included


women's boxing. Attempting to win the very first female medal was


Great Britain's Nicola Adams. She was up against Rennes can-can from


A into the second round we go. Panther No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in


the tournament. This is a rematch of the World Championship final


from last year. Nicola Adams has come out absolutely blazing.


Working away with pistons straight punches. We saw three attacks.


Amazing boxing by Adams. Her opponent struggling to work out the


speed and the combinations. decibel level continues to rise at


the ExCeL Arena in London Docklands. It has been a sell-out crowd for


every single session of boxing. This is the 24th session. For


first-time -- of the first time that women are competing in


Olympics boxing. This is a gold medal fight. What a stunning right


cross from Nicola Adams. What an amazing shot. If she hasn't caught


the judges's eyes, I don't know what will. Beautiful shot!


legitimate knock-down. The count will be issued. In the Olympic


boxing, it is only one point. We are approaching the closing 30


seconds, the momentum in favour of Nicola Adams. You suspect that at


the close of this round, if Adams can retain her concentration, the


reigning world champion and world number one is going to have a


significant deficit to try to claw back. Adams is content to box on


the back foot and use that sublime footwork that we all know she


She can't afford to get as excited as we are. She has to keep her


discipline and keep her hands and eyes and high. This is a brilliant


performance by Adams. She needs to keep it up. The bell sounds to end


a round number two. Nicola Adams has extended her advantage. It now


Great stuff. You are free up. -- 3 up. This was a flurry at the


beginning of this round. My goodness, five solid good shots.


Beautiful right hand. Followed with a left. She stepped half a step


back and came back with a beautiful 12, knocking her opponent to the


floor. -- one two. What a great The top two 51 kg flyweight boxers


in the world. Once again, it is a blazing Stahl at around three, just


as it was in the second round, if F by Nicola Adams. -- blazing start.


Up she is this -- she is scoring off the back foot. A change in


tactics by the Chinese. She is trailing by five. She is noticeably


more aggressive, attempting to get onto the front foot and take the


contest Adams, who is continuing to boxed beautifully. The Chinese is


still very much a danger. Adams needs to be very careful, keep her


discipline and hold her hand side. Adams is also a master of the


footwork. It will play into her hands if her opponent throws some


shops. Both these boxers received byes in the preliminary road by


virtue of the number one and number two seedings. Adams is the number


two seed. They have been masterful, winning without getting out of


second gear. But with the Olympic gold medal at stake, both of these


boxers bringing their a game. There can be no excuses. Both are


executing at the very top of their game. Adams has a significant


advantage as we move inside the final 30 seconds of the third round.


Adams knows she is building up a wider lead. You can see her tactics


changing. A little bit scrappy in the corner. Little shuffles, left


and right. Just to keep out of the way. Adams countering beautifully


on the back foot. The lead has increased further still! It is now


nine points in favour of Nicola Adams. 5-14. Can we believe? Can we


believe that Nicola Adams is boxing the former world champion and the


scoreline is 14-5? Yes, we can because we've seen some tremendous


flurries by Adams. Her opponent is just punching the air, unable to


As we move into the fourth and final round of this women's 51 kg


flyweight final, only two minutes of boxing stand between Quebec --


Great Britain's Nicola Adams and Olympic immortality. She is leading


the reigning World Championship gold medallist by a score of 14-5.


Unless her opponent can produce a punch to bring about a finish and


put Adams on the canvas and keeper of there for 10 seconds, one


suspects that Nicola Adams is on her way to Olympic gold.


Concentration will be absolutely crucial. She doesn't want to let


the occasion get to her. She will She will not want to be thinking


about the outcome. Her focus will be on the task at hand. This is


admirable discipline demonstrated by Nicola Adams. She knows she has


a comfortable lead but maintains a tight guard and is taking her shots.


A tremendous right hand again as she moves forward, but she is not


complacent, keeping her hands high. She knows Ren is a danger until the


very last bell. Nicola Adams began boxing at the age of 12, and she


sneaks home a beautiful left jab. She struggled to find opponents.


Her mother took her to an after- school club in Leeds, while her mum


was doing aerobics. Unbeknown to her she was getting into the boxing


ring and trying it out. That is where her talent was discovered.


And she is on the cusp of claiming the first ever women's Olympic


the first ever women's Olympic boxing gold medal. Seconds away.


The crowd beginning to count down, clapping their hands and stop


dumping their feet. The Ali shuffle. And as that closing bell sounds,


Nicola Adams produces a fast flurry just to underline that the


superiority she demonstrated, and now the celebrations begin in


earnest. There is no doubt in that blue corner, in the Great Britain


corner, that Nicola Adams has just made history by brilliantly boxing


highway to the first ever women's Olympic boxing title. A smile on


the face of her coach, congratulating his charge, and in


she boxed brilliantly from opening bell us to the last. The fact she


trailed in the contests she had fought in, and it was Cancan Ren


who held the advantage in the last two. They did not make a blind gift


of difference. -- Blind Date. Adams came good, and surely the


announcement is about to announce Ladies and gentlemen, the winner,


by a score of 16-7, and Olympic champion, in the blue corner,


representing Great Britain, Nicola Adams! Nicola Adams of Great


Britain has just made sporting history! She is the first Olympic


boxing champion in history in the women's tournament, and it is sheer


delight for the 29 year-old from Leeds, who has taken out the boxer


that was previously her nemesis. She produced a flawless display,


leading from the first round to the last. What a stage on which to do


it in this amphitheatre of boxing. Nicola Adams is the champion of


boxing. When she began at the age of 12, the possibility of emulating


her heroes, Sugar Ray Leonard and Mohammed Ali, was a far-fetched


dream. But now not only is it a reality, she has just over four


two-minute rounds, it guaranteed himself -- guaranteed herself as a


place in Olympic sporting history as the greatest Olympic female


boxer in that history. Well done, There she is, still smiling, the


biggest smile of the Games. Many congratulations. A wonderful


performance. The first time you have seen it. It was quite good!


didn't realise it was such an exciting fight until I watched it


back. The BBC office, hundreds of people working away, everybody was


standing up and cheering. You were so strong and kept going and kept


going. You battered her. It was the support in the arena, everyone was


cheering. I was just drawing the energy of the crowd and using it to


my advantage. UB the five-time world champion in the semi-final


and that was the three-times world champion. You could not have been


overly confident going into it? Cancan Ren is a tricky opponent and


I did not want to take anything to chance. I stuck to my tactics and


it all paid off. You have fought three times before. You beat her


once by a solitary point, but this time he won by nine, what a


turnaround. I think it was the coaches in the corner. I didn't


realise how many points up I was. They were saying I was only two or


three, so I had to keep it tight and stay focused. I think that


helped me and it was a good game plan. What about the last round?


You must have known by that stage, or even felt it, that she will well


ahead. You must have been thinking you had to stay on your feet. Was


it going through your head? I was thinking, stay focused, she is


still a dangerous opponent. You could get the gold medal and it


will be a dream come true. A lot of the fights at the Games, I have not


seen many people knock on their backsides, but you can pack a punch.


I was so surprised when she went down. The it was great. They you go.


Bang! At that stage you know you are almost invincible. In boxing,


you never know and you have to concentrate. Definitely, but I was


so happy. I was thinking, I have got her number today. This is my


time. You're wearing that gold medal proudly. It is something else.


You started boxing and the commentator was saying your mother


was doing aerobics and you disappeared into the ring in the


gym and she did know anything about it. Was she happy about it? She was


happy I found a sport I enjoyed doing. I have always loved my


boxing from when I used to watch it with my dad. I watched the great,


Mohammed Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and I thought I wanted to be like


them and win a gold medal in the Olympics, so it is like a fairy


tale. The fairy-tale ending for me. The even a bit of the Ali shuffle.


Did your coach mind that sort of thing? No, it is part of my style.


I have grown up watching the great and to be able to imitate them on


such a big occasion like today was a great feeling for me.


everybody was in favour of women's boxing being part of the Olympics,


but you must feel like you have done a lot to turn people's


opinions you did feel like that. Definitely. The support in the


arena was amazing. Everybody was cheering, and I think everyone is


really enjoying the women's boxing now. It is nice to see. It is


brilliant. You are the only person I have seen with a gold medal he


didn't cry. Keep smiling, because it is a beautiful smile and it has


done Britain proud. Earlier in the Men's Hockey Germany beat Australia


2 playing the gold medal match. And the other semi-final were Great


Britain, hoping to reach the final for the first time since Seoul 88.


They had to overcome the Netherlands. Commentary by one of


those gold medal winners, Sean in orange. That is the line-up. The


Netherlands, their excellent be at their best, led by Barry


Middleton, the only player currently playing his hockey


Good play by Middleton. It took a little long to make up his mind.


This is Ben Hawes. Jackson to the right. Still Ben Hawes. Good run.


Couldn't just flick into Jackson on the right, but they were trying to


work out the space between them. Jackson moved out the way to give


You cannot afford that sort of error, but rescued by James Fair.


Trying to get the ball across to Weusthof. The James Fair read the


Again, silly loss of possession. That is a penalty corner.


British players stretched wide, and they were playing well here. A big


commitment by Matt Daly to try and Not only was he on the pitch


finally, but he scored and very well indeed. A great strike and a


perfect corner by Weusthof. He did not make any error with that at all.


Got down low and fired it into the The Dutch definitely looking more


dangerous around the 16th. Shot in This time it didn't work, but the


concentration still needs to stay. Well, it didn't, and that is


another goal. And it is the same goalscorer. Weusthof. Great Britain


relaxed when the ball was stopped and the Dutch were still playing as


they were looking at the back line. Great Britain have a really big


uphill struggle. They have not really come out and played the game.


Keeping the possession in the Dutch The penalty corner has been given.


Harry Martin draws that foul and And Jackson scores! Maybe a moment


that might be the start of something good. Started by


Middleton, then by Harry Martin, and superbly finished by Ashley


The quick counter, and a -- De Nooijer. Penalty corner has been


given. The Stig was far too high in the air. Great Britain gave the


ball away on the edge of the 25. Committing men to attack, you leave


the space in midfield and that is where the Dutch will have a go and


show what she can do. They will take that defence apart, clinically.


Lethal at corners, this boy. He was bought in to replace the legendary


corner striker, but not a bad decision. That is a very useful


spot to put it in. A lot of goals scored in that corner. Difficult


Another very good, telling run. And another Dutch goal. Bakker this


time. Absolutely brilliant goal. That is all I can say to that.


Great Britain all over the place. The Dutch barge has first to every


ball. -- are just first to every Good play, and they have a man over.


It is another goal, scored by The lovely ball in. Look at De


Nooijer. Not panicking. Bakker offers himself, coming to the near


Great Britain have to keep a head on this, they don't want to let it


go completely. It is lost and it is in Biden Neuer. -- I do not Asia.


The original ball by De Wijn, but it needed a little touch. Now this


is difficult. They got to get a little bit out of this. James Fair


could only take the sting out of that, he could not stop it. A great


shot. I think it would have gone in any way. A great interception by


the man who just laid on that goal. 7! It equals the top score in the


tournament so far. I think the word is a shellacking. I am shell-


shocked, they must beat on the pitch. Great Britain have no idea


what has happened to them. The Dutch have come out and played an


absolutely brilliant 45 minutes of hockey. Shell-shocked on the bench.


Favour talked about that golden dream and they were talking about


it before today. -- they have talked about. Billy Bakker has


This is all of their nightmares rolled into one. 15 minutes gone. -


- 50. That is no way that should going from there. Great strike,


It is a penalty corner. Very simple just to put the ball under foot. --


I thought the contrast yesterday evening was desperate between the


two sides at the end of the match. Here it, the contrast is so great.


Robert Moore was the scorer. Look at them waving the Union flags!


Excellent support for a team who needs all the support, probably


needs all the support, probably more than they have ever needed.


emotions are pretty flat. Pretty embarrassed. We let a few people


down. Even at 9-one people were shouting and that was amazing. We


didn't turn up. We know we have let ourselves down today. They did


everything better than us. I can't explain it. I have never seen us


like that and to do it in such a big game is so sad for me as a


player and everyone. We will go away and I don't think there is


much we can do looking at the video. We didn't work hard enough, we


weren't good on the ball. It wasn't tactical. In fairness, that is a


very, very special Netherlands side. It is a good side. We made them


look very good. If we had worked as hard as they did, we would have got


a lot closer. I don't think if we played it 10 times that would not


be a consistent scoreline. It is all in our hands. You knew you had


to dig in against a very, very good technical Netherlands side. The


worst possible start, 2-0 down, but then Ashley Jackson scored and you


were back in it. Yes, even at 4-1 we came out after half-time and we


had a few corners. We had a good chance on the goalkeeper and they


got a little break. They went down the other end and scored. The


timing of the goals hit people. In knocked us back a bit. When they


get a head like that, they are brilliant players and they just


went and played hockey. We can understand how down you must bleak,


but you are still in contention for an Olympic medal. A bronze medal


match against Australia. You could still walk away from this wonderful


Olympic Games with a medal. definitely. That is what we have to


do. To Mori were dashed tomorrow we will start a plan for the Aussies.


They will be disappointed tonight as well. We owe it to some people


to turn up and again. We wanted to be in the final, we are not and we


have to deal with that. I think that is what they call a good


hiding. But all is not lost for Great Britain, they still have the


Look at that beautiful evening we have got here in the Olympic Park.


Huge crowds coming out of the athletics stadium. The women's


football final saw a repeat of last year's World Cup final between


Japan and the US. On that occasion the Japanese won on penalties. This


end it was a diving header. Just the start Japan didn't want.


ball in was great, but she just took too big a touch. She just


managed to get the ball around for a diving header from Lloyd. They


all want to score. Carly Lloyd putting her head where it might


have hurt. I don't think she would have been bothered. Her third goal


of the competition. Probably the stand-up performer in the semi-


great chance that was. A great ball in. She just managed to get enough


by USA hands. Determined to get a penalty. He thought it was a


handball. You know what... That was worse than the one in the Canada


lucky did she get? Such a great ball in. The decision had been made.


I think she was trying to make it go the other side of the goal. What


she had done the wrong thing, keeping the ball too long, but a


great ball across. On-target, but an inch or so low and that is


2-0, USA. G20, Carly Lloyd. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful


goal. She picked it up really deep and she ran. You thought she would


lay it off, but what a tremendous strike. The goalkeeper will not


save that. She created that angle and powered it into the opposite


corner. A tremendous goal from Cali Lloyd. There might have been some


wonderful goals scored by some brilliant Number Tens on this


2-1. Japan are back in it. A great ball. She picked out the striker.


They could not get enough on it to get rid of it and they will be


really disappointed with that. Japan will be quite happy to get


themselves back into this final. You would put money on her to


the United States of America! The star-spangled Banner is flying


star-spangled Banner is flying around Wembley tonight.


The four times women's football has been played in the Olympics, the US


have won three of them. We are almost at the end of our coverage,


almost at the end of our coverage, but let's remind you of the day's


Jamaica's Usain Bolt said he needed to defend both his Olympic sprint


titles before he could call himself a legend. He has done just that,


edging out Yohan Blake in the 200m final.


A magnificent David Rudisha won 800m gold in a new world record. He


was at his imperious best to become the first man to run under 1:41.


A Nicola Adams earned a place in history books as she became the


first woman to win Olympic boxing gold thanks to a stunning


demolition of China's Cancan. Charlotte Dujardin won Britain's


second British dressage gold of the Olympics. Laura Bechtolsheimer also


took bronze. Up Jade Jones is guaranteed at least a silver in the


women's taekwondo for top you can watch her fight for gold live on


watch her fight for gold live on BBC Two at about 10:15pm.


On BBC Three at present you can see the men's beach volleyball final


between Brazil and Germany. That is it from us. We will be back on BBC


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