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medal, you know you can just rocket, you have got your mother, so you


can just drive. I hope you have a super time for the rest of the day,


and yes, good morning to you. If inspiration was a discipline, Team


GB would be on course for yet another gold. Huge numbers of one


of the athletes all over Britain are signing up to sports clubs to


add to this glorious medal tally. But with three days left, there is


still plenty to look out for one day 14.


Well, as we were just saying, Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell are


guaranteed at least a silver medal. Let's hope the wind is on their


side as they chased down the Australians for gold medal in the


470 class. And in the women's Hannah Mills and


Saskia Clark around the same position. They need to beat New


Zealand to turn their silver to goal. Their race is at 1 o'clock on


BBC Three. And fortune really will favour the


brave on the BMX Track. Shanaze Reade's semi-final takes off at 3


o'clock. And team-mate Liam Phillips is also


there. His BMX battle begins at about five past three.


But first, a little gymnastics. It wasn't just our British gymnasts


with four models that have made history here. On Tuesday, Epke


Zonderland became the first gymnast from the Netherlands to chalk up a


metal at the Games, and it came on the high bar final with the


gutsiest most entertaining routine I have ever seen sop, so get your


in the world! Zonderland is on track. And he has rescued the swing.


He is putting all of his money on this. He cannot afford to move on


the dismount. And that's a cracker! There we go. Everybody in the


studio applauding that. Have you come down off the ceiling yet?


hear it. A lot of screaming and a lot of shouting. It is quite hard,


because after the competition you go to celebrate, but yesterday it


was nice to relax for a few hours, and then I could think about it. It


was really good. He matched the world record up as far as


difficulty is concerned, but your routine is very different to that,


you do a lot of twisting. Why do you opt to go for the crazy


somersaults? Well, that is what I am good at. They are my skills, and


of course it is very hard, especially to make the combinations.


This is how you raise your difficulty above everybody else,


because you do one release after another after another. A lot of


people at home must be wondering how you do it. It takes a lot of


years to be able to do it. In 2007, I did the last two for the first


time. And one year later, in practice I did three in a row. But


I really didn't believe I was able to do it in a competition, because


it is too much risk. It took me 20 tries to make it one time. But a


few years later, I was thinking, maybe it is possible, so I tried it,


maybe six months ago, when I qualified for the Olympics, and it


was much better. After a few weeks, I was confident that it was a


Mitch Fenner has worked with you and you coach and he has helped out


a little bit. Yes, he is a big support, and especially in how to


make the preparation over a long time period. Since January, how do


you prepare? How many routines do you have to be able to do to do it


at this moment? I have island coach, but I think Mitch Fenner was a


great support for my coat. He does well to sit down when he is


commentating. I am jumping up and down. You said how much practice


you need to do for these routines, but you also have an incredible


medical background because you are training to be a doctor. Yes, that


is true. Last year it was very hard to make the combination with


studying and gymnastics, but in the years before that it was going


quite well and I managed to finish the first three years over five


years. I hope to continue like this and I will get my full degree in


maybe four years. It is incredible how you combine them. But there was


a massive celebration for you on Tuesday night. You are one of five


Danish gold medallists. Have you seen this back? No, I have not. It


was a really amazing crowd. There were about 6000 people screaming


your name. Yes, you are right. did not fancy doing a high bar


routine for them? A little bit of jumping was OK. I imagine how proud


your grand pas would be of all of this, because is it true he wanted


to be an acrobat? Mitch was saying he had some equipment in some


Barnes on the farm. Yes, he was a farmer and there was no time to


spend on hobbies, you had to work. But when he got the time he tried


things like handstands and staff. But his apparatus was not the high


bar, but the roof of the farm. He stood on one side of the roof and


jumped on his hands and walked all the way from one side to the other.


I got the genes from him. And your brother and your sister is a


gymnast as well. Two brothers and one sister. You are also a


windsurfer or, you do that in your spare time. It is definitely hard


to do that combination, but especially after competitions like


this I try to win serve as much as possible. Enjoy your gold medal,


you absolutely deserved it and I cannot wait to see what you come up


with next. We are going to head back to Eton Dorney for the second


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Balancing is difficult. The Angolan is having a problem. He struggled


in the heats. It is a difficult discipline. You might think that


everybody competing in the Olympics would be fine, but you can see him


struggling with the balance. Even the fastest struggle with the


balance, at the end of a race, you can see them struggling with their


canoes. He got a big cheer when he got into the start, but that is


rather cruel. They did not waste too much time. The Slovakian is


very quickly away. A powerful start from him. It is the first two to go


through automatically. There is Lopez from Spain. These two look to


as he comes across the line. He got there in the end, enjoying his


Olympics. The rush and goes through as the winner. You see the last 15-


20 metres where they are tying up, but they have to hold on as much as


they can. That is the little dip and it lifts up the bow as they


crossed the line. Let's have a look at Nelson for a moment. And a


slight contrast with the Russian. But he will be very encouraged


because he has seen the world and European champion heading out in


the heats. Whether he did not realise it was everyone to go


through, or whether he was ill or injured, he finished 7th and missed


out. So things are looking a bit brighter for these men as they go


into the final on Saturday. That was much faster than the first heat.


These events are new to the Olympics, so these records are all


Going in the next semi-final is Richard Jefferies. With the world


and European champion and, what are his chances? He came third in his


heat. Yes, he did. Going into the start of Today Richard was one of


those with an outside chance of getting a medal. He was hoping to


get into the final, that by the realistic hopes. But with the


others being eliminated, that has given hope to everybody else. We


saw earlier in the week, 1,000m, not his especial ire -- speciality


subject, he did quite well. He has used all that experience ahead of


what is going to be his big test this afternoon. He came from the


same talent spotting scheme that spot at Helen Glover. He used to


play rugby fart Loughborough Town. In the talent-spotting scheme they


were hoping he might make a volleyball player or a rower, but


he did up succeed, and they sent him to canoeing and he has proved a


success. There is a chance he might get into the job. It seems


extraordinary. He described the sport as emptying the energy tank


in 40 seconds. You see what they are going through and the lactic


acid building up, it must be extraordinary over that distance.


That is exactly what he said when I spoke to him after the semi-finals


earlier on in the week. He said the build up of lactic acid is enormous


and you have to hang onto that pain to get you through it. Stamina,


aerobic ability and cardiovascular fitness come into it in the longer


distances, but over 200m it is being able to sustain the explosive


amount of power you need from the start. Those who can sustain it I


those who are dominant, so you need to be bigger and stronger. So how


much experience comes into it? If you are just going to grit your


teeth, Deni to react to what is going on around you? I suppose you


need to go flat out from the start. The one think in Team GB's favour


is they have got this crowd. When they feel tired and weak and, they


have the crowd to let them. All the competitors have said that when


they start getting a bit knackered the crowd helps them through the


toughest stages of the race. you're offended by that turn of


phrase, sorry. Now it is time for that third semi-final. Richard


Jefferies is out on the water. There is the man himself. Andrew


Cotter and Helen Reeves will talk here. Richard Jefferies is up


against it. The third and the 5th places go through to the B final


was an early surge. You can get false starts, even though they have


got start pockets. We have seen a couple of false starts this week.


They have to set themselves up doesn't lose too much in trying to


steer the boat in the initial surge. The cries from the crowd of "GB!


good surge early on from Cheban from Spain. Cheban with the initial


starting, and Jefferies is down in 6th place. Cheban got bronze in


last year's European Championships. Look at the distance he has opened


up already, half a boat from Harazha of Belarus. And it is still


this man, Cheban, out in front. Who will take the automatic second


place? It is Harazha shooting his boat forward, and Richard Jefferies


trailing down there in 6th place, I think. So he will miss out, but


very impressive from Cheban from the start. Nobody really came back


at him, and he goes straight through along with Harazha of


Belarus. The third-placed man will have to wait and see if he is one


of the fastest third places. We will wait for confirmation of that.


6th does not get you through to the B final. Yuri Cheban was the winner.


Look at that gap, over 200m. He did deep really early on, and pushed


out very fast, pushing it hard through that first stage. Richard


Jefferies didn't get a very good start at all, on the back foot and


having to chase. We have confirmation of Richard Jefferies'


time. We are wondering if he will make it through to the B final.


Cheban was particularly good. And you can see they lean back towards


the end and shoot the boat forward in a little surge, which might make


all the difference. A job well done. He looked pretty comfortable. He


got that top end speed very, very quickly. And this is the final


semi-final of three in this men's c 1,200 metres. -- 200m. And


Jefferies' time was 43.213. But it is Cheban and Harazha who go


automatically through, and we wait to see if Sakamoto is quick enough


to make it through as well. The two best third-placed times go through


to the final for the medals. Richard Jefferies in 6th. He was


pipped to the line by Vajda. He has only been doing this bought about


five years. He is just going to collect a refreshing drink. He of


course is a former rugby player who is giving another sport a try in


the hope that he might be able to be involved in the medals, but it


takes a long time to build up that strength and ability. He is getting


there. Earlier in the week, he was talking about Rea being a


legitimate target for a medal for him. We will have a chat with him


What is your assessment of today, Richard? The heat was really good,


and I felt really strong, but I don't know what happened there. I


got a poor start and had a lot of work to do. It has been a crazy


journey and I really happy to be here. I don't know whether or not I


will make the B final, but fingers crossed. Ultimately, you are still


fairly new to this sport, and Rio 2016 is going to be more realistic.


This has been tremendous in that respect? Yes, amazing. I am never


going to paddle in front of 30,000 people again. Hopefully I can have


a chance to show my best performance tomorrow. It has been a


crazy week and an amazing journey. Thank you very much, and hopefully


will be here to support the guys later. Eddie is absolutely flying.


And Jonny as well, they haven't been off the metal stage. I will be


cheering them on. And Jess can always pull something out of the


back, as well. They can make it look a bit easy, but she can win it,


as well. Thank you very much, good luck. A&E, and watch out for


Richard in Rio. And we will see how the rest of our


paddlers get on later on. So, we have had a great display of the


British seasons, from the deluge during the women's marathon, to a


lovely warm summer evening during the 200m final last night. But Luke


Patience and Stuart Bithell have had to wait until today because of


the lack of wind yesterday. They are in silver-medal position, but


they need to beat the Australians by four points with one boat to in


between them. Matt, not to windswept today, but it is fab


Friday down of the sailing here in Weymouth and Portland. Two medals


up for grabs, and Team GB is guaranteed two silver medals today.


There is plenty of chance to upgrade both of them to gold. In


just over an hour, the lightweight double handed class, 470 women, are


out to get a medal. There are guaranteed silver, and are in great


shape to have that battle between them and the Kiwis. But in just


under 10 minutes, there is a battle with Australia for the gold medal.


In the Aussie,, Malcolm Page and Matt Belcher, world champions, but


they have been rivalled by the British duo Luke Patience and


Stuart Bithell. They have been impressive, both on the water but


also by their whole approach. Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell


have been a breath of fresh air at their first Olympic regatta.


hear about a lot of sailors coming from the south coast, and I


certainly can't remember a sailor from Rochdale at the Olympics


before. We are so patriotic, the Scots. I am here for Team GB, but


I'm definitely proud to be Scottish, for sure. We have known each other


for nearly 10 years now, and he really is a very close friend.


is the first person I would call it there was something fun to do. He


is a genuine friend, not a business acquaintance. He is a good boy.


doubt we will have a beer tonight, as it is the wee man's birthday.


The boat is usually weight and height specific. I am just a small


Garway, and Stewart is 6 ft 2. is particularly small. He is the


guy that sits at the back of the boat, High King of the side,


whereas I am tall and skinny are, and my weight is used to ballast


the boat. We are the size we are for a reason, and we feel we are


the optimum size for the boat. tall and skinny, and Lucas more.


Have you got that BBC man? Asking when summer is coming, because I am


freezing. He is a much more feisty person, and I am very mellow and


relaxed. I am the feisty Jack Russell in the boat. Stewart is the


Nothing is too serious. You only get one chance at living life, and


you would be mad not to have fun along the way. That is at the core


of our friendship and our campaign, making sure we enjoy the experience


Well, they have certainly been doing that, and today could be the


ride of their lives. Guaranteed silver, every prospect of a gold.


Weymouth, and Team GB have to New Kids On the Block, Luke Patience


and Stuart Bithell, the Olympic debutants who came to London 2012


for one reason and one reason only. We fully intend to break the


statistics of first time Olympians don't medal. I don't come here to


win silver. We have got a medal at two world championships, but our


goal since the start was a gold medal in London. We will race every


race to the death. We won't leave without standing on the highest


place on the podium. It is not an option. We will win the Olympics in


Racing under way, and the Brits' confidence was shining, leading the


Australian favourites around the track. Seeing the gold-medal


favourites having a difficult time as they have more problem was


something, but this was better, because for Great Britain, Luke


Patience and Stuart Bithell have started day one with a spectacular


first and second. They will be delighted. But the Aussies soon


found their expected form. The Australian team seemed to be in a


different gear. Their boat speed has just been in a different league.


Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell continued to sail the regatta of


their lives. The British team come their lives. The British team come


in as the new boys, the youngsters. Perhaps many were looking forward


to see what they could do in Rio. But not any more. They could win


gold. We're going into the metal rays were guaranteed silver, just a


few points behind the Australians. We are closer than we have ever


been. We just go out there and do all we can. The worst we can get is


a silver medal at the Olympic Games. We are happy boys. We didn't come


here to get second, we came here to win, and that is firmly within our


grasp. It will be a good one to watch, to be sure. We need to that


Well, they wanted the crowd, and they are here. Rob Walker is with


some very nervous and special supporters.


I tell you what, the atmosphere here is absolutely electric, it


really is. Britain against Australia, such a great tool. We


have got both sets of parents here, and we will be catching up with


them and hoping their nerves stay under control over the next 40


minutes or so. It is rocking and rolling here. What an occasion, and


what a day this could be for British sailing for us.


Richard and Lee are commentators, and they can imagine tensions are


high aboard the boat. You can only imagine. On board now we are


Two nations - Australia, Great Britain, will be battling it out


for Olympic gold. Only two nations are in it for gold. This is how


they got there. 10 races, each counted every single score, and


they were allowed to discard their worst. The British and Australian


teams were in a different league to anyone else. So they head into this


medal race Final far enough ahead to mean the battle for gold is


between Australia and Great Britain. So, how do you win gold? For


Australia, simply beat the British team and gold number three will


have to Australia. But if Britain wants to win gold, they have to


beat the Australian team, and ensure there is a boat between them


and the Australians. What can we expect? One minute to go, and we


can expect fun and games before the Australia out to secure their third


Olympic gold at London 2012. Olympic gold at London 2012.


Britain and to secure their second team. It was a good move by the


British team. They have right of way behind the Australian boat.


referees are out on the water, six seconds to go before the start of


the race. Britain and Australia. About 15 seconds before the start,


tried to push them over the line. As they both head out to the right


side of the course, it is the British team you have the strongest


start. They went for the Australians in the previous start.


Literally try to attack your rivals with right of way. The Australians


were a little bit caught on the Hopp. We are heading to the right


side of the course. The Australian team have to greet the British team


and gold number three in the sailing competition will go to


Australia. Heading over to the right hand side of the course, in


these early stages. About 11 minutes up to the top, a fraction


less. This race should take no more than 35 minutes. The Australians


are at the top of the picture and the wind is very light. They are


sat in the bodes, they are not leaning out. The Australians are


looking fast in these conditions. The wind is coming from the left,


you have to give way. If you meet another Botha on the course, and if


the wind is coming from the right, like it is on the British boat, you


have right of way. I think the British team felt they were losing


out, so they have turned. The Australian team have as well. It is


looking very close false stock but British did a great job just before


the start. They will have to take the race to the Australians and


these conditions and it is difficult for the British to pin


them down. But the starter was a continuation of their confidence


sailing they have had up over the series so far. This could take


place at the back of the fleet, but it isn't. The breeze is very, very


light. Mathew Belcher of Australia. Malcolm Page, won the gold in 2008


behind Italy and Argentina, that is the battle for bronze. The British


team, they have the advantage. The first market is right off the left-


hand side of your screen. -- the first mark. They have to get there


in the shortest distance. That boat with more white at the front is


going quicker. Looks like the Australians are going a little


quicker now for stocky it is crucial in this stage of the race.


Britain needs to get into a position where they can affect the


wind speed of the Australians. They will be able to slow them down. It


they can do that, they can push them back into the pack, which will


make it good for the British team. The Australians who have dominated


this class coming into these Olympic Games. They are the world


champions. Ranked No 1 for the last three years. Mathew Belcher, we


were just on board with him. This is the view from Luke Patience and


Stuart Bithell. The British team are trying to squeeze up to the


Australians, sailing closer to the wind so they can affect the


Australian team. They are doing a good job, they are sailing a bit


higher, but managing to keep their speed. Every time they do that,


they get closer to Australia. When they get into close contact with


them, they can affect them and slow them down. If they can do that,


they can get some distance between them. Then they can expect to get


maybe two boats between them. It is getting better all the time for the


British boat. Great Britain, the strongest sailing nation in the


world in this arena since Sydney. Australia have the opportunity to


change things at London 2012. The market is around about the middle


of your left hand side of the screen. It shows the Australians


have headed off. The British team have a small advantage. Luke


Patience is trying to point as far to his right. Look at the


concentration on his face. They looked pretty happy at the moment.


It is going well for them. And they are happy and having a little joke


on the boat. The guys are looking comfortable and enjoying this race.


The Australians are under pressure, they put pressure on them at the


start. It is a good sign at this point in the race. It could be a


Olympic gold-Great Britain. This is the first lap of this race. Against


the wind. Light winds. Back of the boat, Luke Patience. 25 years old.


Calls himself the terrier on board. Stuart Bithell, the calming


influence. They may have extremes of personalities, and the different


heights, but they have an incredible chemistry between them.


If you meet them after racing in the bar, or meet them out of the


water, they are just perfectly matched. They went into this race


absolutely thrilled to be there. I'm not sure how many times I have


seen someone smiling and looking as content as we did it when we saw


Luke Patience. Extraordinary. Great Britain are leading, Australia are


in 5th position. If it stays like this, it is a Olympic gold number


two for Great Britain. But these are the early stages as we had to


the first mark. Argentina, plenty of reason to cheer because they are


in a battle for the bronze against Italy. They also could be New


Zealand and France in that contest. If the Australians and British and


managed to get through the fleet. They are sailing well. The British


team in need to slow the Australian team down to get them back into the


fleet and get the other boats engaged in this race. If they sail


out in front too far, it will be easy to the Australians to stick


with the British team and not escape their clutches. You see all


this twisting and turning as they head up to the top mark, it is


against the wind. Left is great Britain and right is Australia.


When the boat on the right terms, they will have the advantage. It is


showing a 21-metre advantage to Great Britain will start Mick could


not be more tense on the walk up. Is there tension flowing ashore,


Rob Walker Quentin --? I am with Stuart's mother, how are you


coping? Terribly. I will be glad when they get round the mark.


positive here at the moment, but it is tense. Rochdale will be watching.


Scotland will be watching, Great Britain will be watching. In


Australia, where some of the stars of London 2012, from their


perspective, there will be anxiety, tension. This is an Olympic final.


It it Great Britain against Australia. We expect to see the


British team at turn left soon and put themselves between the next


Mark. There it is, interesting watching this race. Britain and not


engaging the Australians at the moment, they have their own


strategy. They are letting it Australians sailed their own race.


They are relying on other boats coming through the field. At this


stage, it is a different strategy than I expected. The British team


have the right of way. This is perfect because there is a boat


between them. Luke Patience With the wind behind, let's the sail out


to get maximum force from the wind. Downwind it will be nail-biting


because the wind coming from behind will reach the boats behind first.


You are in the Australian boat, the pressure is on, what do you do?


They have to chase down the Croatian team in front of them.


They have to sail cleanly, affect their air. They have to stay with


the British team, and stay in contact. They are fast, consistent


and they know how to handle pressure. The British have to hope


that relations sail a fast race themselves. It could not be any


closer -- closer themselves. -- the Croatians sail. The Croatians could


win the race but not the gold medal. That is because of the points


system. Battle of the bronze is between Italy and Argentina. The


advantage at the moment. We will be looking at the Croatians to sail


one of the races of their lives. They are 8th over all. That is the


tension up there. Australia in third at the moment. Great Britain


are leading. The wind has increased just a little. The threat-Great


Britain from the Australians to the right side of the picture. That


picture of being on board give you a perspective. The boat looked as


though it had a little bit of speed, but now a little bit of separation.


Luke Patience looks round. Stuart Bithell is focused on the spin at


that. Croatians have the advantage. From a British perspective, they


don't want that. I think the British pair wish there were more


boats around to put between them. Will they try to take the


Australians back into the pack to mix it up a bit? With the Croatians


sliding through, maybe they will change their strategy. They are


leaving the Australians alone, and did not engage them at all on the


open lane. It does not matter where they finished in this race as long


as they have boats between them and Australia. We only have one more


lap when we get to this mark. They do need to slow them down if they


can. That is the view from the Australian boat. Like was looking


difficult for the Australians, but they have gained on his leg and Rob


Walker is with some of the Australian support. I am, I am with


Michael -- Malcolm Page's dad. What did he say last night? He said he


was ready and wanted to get it over and done with. Is it as close as


you thought it would be? No, I thought it would be closer than


this. More drama to come. A little bit of tension in the Australian


camp, you sense. There may be tension, but from an Australian


perspective with the wind behind, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page


have gained. On board, this is the view from the British boat. To win


the gold they need to overtake the Australians hand have one boat


between them. Can they do it? Where ever you are in the world, this is


a head-to-head, a sporting duel between Australia and Great Britain


for the Olympic gold. Shirley Robertson, you are out on the water


and you can see the boats heading towards Jews. I'm not sure you had


such a close battle for your Olympic gold medals, but what would


you be doing. Obviously the British team have to get past the


Australians, but would you sail them back and slower than down to


let the others catch up? I think it is the best option. And if you look


behind the leading two, it is a big pack of boats. Denise like winds,


the bad her coming of your sails extends. A lot of opportunities if


they get them back into the trailing pack. The Australians do


look fast, Richard? They do. Before the tactics of wondering what to do


when they had the Australians in the grip of their hands, first they


have to overtake them and downwind. As we look at Matthew Bell to, aged


34 Stock his wife is competing in the women's 470, and finished 8th.


-- Mathew Belcher. The boat was built by Mathew Belcher's father in


law. On board now with Luke Patience. The Australians have


looked fast on this leg. They are draping almost, struggling to keep


them filled with wind. The Australians have shown great speed


in these light winds. Getting past both the British and the Croatian


team. It will be difficult it with the Australians getting through, it


will be difficult a for Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell to get


wind on the right or the left? I do not want to say, it is hard to


know. It is a really tough course, with that all on the righthand side


which can affect the breeze. The righthand side looked pretty good


last time, I wonder if the Australians will try to defend that.


The Australian's head up the righthand side, as Shirley


Robertson suggested they may. The Croatians are in second. Great


Britain are in third. From a British perspective, it is perhaps


of some interest that the Croatians are stocked in the mix, but prefer


not to go up the left-hand side of the course, with them. The British


team will get the bad wind from the Croatian sale -- sail. Italy, a


rolling in to attack. The British team now, at slightly it on the


back foot, after that spectacular start. Great Britain lead in the


early stages and were in the gold medal position. Australia, now, are


now in the gold medal position. Tense times now a sure -- ashore.


There is still a long way to go. is still quite early. Another 20


minutes to go. We needed to wait and see. As you know, it is


extremely light on this course, who knows what could happen. Luke


Patience is a great fighter, hang the pendulum has swung to the seven


hemisphere, Australia have the advantage. On these waters of


Weymouth and Portland. The when they attack, to turn the


course, we will discover if they have an advantage. I just saw the


Australian boat head to their left, that is not the angle they want.


Page is inside the middle of the boat, the less you are keeping the


boat upright. A critical moment. Great Britain come across, they do


not have right of way, but have they gained on the Australians?


This is looking good, they are closer to the Croatians. They were


leading a moment ago. If they can engage Australia in a match race.


It looks like they have got through. They need to start affecting the


Australians, if they can. This is the last lap. Great Britain


now, that is the view from the British boat. They must have been


confident that the wind was right for them to attack, I thought they


might head out on the same side of the course as Australia. In many


ways, you would have expected and to do that, but this team not only


have to beat the Australians, they need to get a boat in between them,


to be on top of the podium, celebrating a Olympic gold.


Belcher, Page. The pressure perhaps now swinging more their way. With


the wind behind, they looked fast. The British have now let them go to


the other side of the course. Shirley Robertson, it feels perhaps


there is more breeze? Definitely. The boats are moored


powered up, the wins -- winds are that the wind angle was better by


turning away from the Australians. But, as we look out of Argentina


who are in bronze medal position, if you look at the back, the


British are coming across. The British team would have to give way,


the winds are coming from the left. This turned it is vital. The


Australians turned because the winds from the British would have


slowed them down. It is so close. You can see they


are trying to get into contact with Australia, it slowed them down. It


is a bit too close. The Australians able to keep clear. They need a


couple more metres to get on top of the Australians and slow them down.


Come on, says that, that is my boy out there. He is so close to


bringing gold home for Britain and Scotland. Remember, if you have


just joined us, the final race in the men's 470. You carry your


points forward to this race. To win a gold medal, Australia have to


beat the British team. For the British team to walk away as


Olympic champions, they have to beat the Australians and have a


boat between them and Australia. Just two boats been it for the


battle for a Olympic gold. The winds have increased. Malcolm Page


out to defend his Olympic title from Beijing. His feet in contact


with the boat. The Australians, have they gained? I think they have.


The British team, it's vital cross, the final few minutes. An Olympic


medal final. The British team now have lost about a boat length. As


we expect, the Australians have turned. Luke Patience slowing down,


to give him some space. His dad likes that. Trying to force the


Australians into ridicule -- a duel. To force the Australians into a


mistake, but sublime sailing. Come on, says dad.


Let us go again, we will roll then in, will they make a mistake? The


Australians hold their nerve and carry on. Aggressive selling by


Britain. But, the Australians have held their nerve. Those two boats,


having their own fight, has allowed other boats to catch up which is


significant. It has brought the fleet back into the game. The


Australians still have the advantage. The Argentinian team are


in the mix now. It is very close. They just need to get in touch with


the Australians in this downwind. Every opportunity still in this


race, the final downwind, they just need to be in contact with the


Australians to have a chance, it is so close.


From a British perspective, that is difficult. There are more nations


in between them and the Australians. The Australians are around this top


mark for the final time, this could be a gold Rush for Australia. Two


Olympic golds already won. Now, it is Great Britain on the back foot.


Remember, Great Britain will win the Olympic silver. If they do not


so cure of gold. The next few minutes will determine the top of


the podium, of Whitby Australia or Great Britain, Olympic champions,


here in the men's double-handed 470 class. The Argentinians have plenty


to play for. They went into this medal race in bronze position. That


will guarantee Australia a bronze medal. This is the rear-view mirror,


on board Argentina. Looking to defend against the British. But,


they do not want to waste too much time doing that. They just want to


stay in front of their rivals, Italy. The British team have headed


out. Away from the chasing pack, to try to get clear wind. On board


with the Australians. A really tough situation for Great


Britain. They tried to sail high, to affect the wind of the


Australian team, to slow them down, to engage them, to bring them back


into the race with the other boats. The more chance they will have.


They have sailed so well. The Australians are very fast in these


conditions. Halfway down this last downwind leg, not much time left.


There is still time. We have seen it go against the British team.


just saw a red flag. Someone has been penalised. A penalty for the


British team. Devastating for them, they were pumping too much, using


the sales. You are not allowed to do that in these winds. It will


give advantage to Australia. British team, it may have been a


combination of anxiety, but the eagle eyed judges, their judgment


was at the British team were using their own body weight to pump the


sails. A minuscule difference between being illegal, and being a


penalty. -- being legal. I am sure they were trying to keep inside the


rules, there is no point tried to break the with the umpire just


behind them. The Australians are in second. If it stays like that, gold


medal number three full head down under to a nation which has been


celebrating success on the water. There have been some great moments


for Australia. 1983, they took the America's Cup away from the United


States after the longest winning streak in sport. 2000, they


celebrated sailing from Sydney Harbour in the Olympic Games. 2012,


no question, if they secured Olympic gold number three at London


2012, that will be an Olympic moment that will be remembered


forever in Australia. The British team, who have sailed so well, at


one point they were in gold medal position. They were given a penalty


turn on this leg. The umpires judging they were using their own


weight, to rock the boat, to give a little speed advantage. And, they


paid the price for that. Penalties given so many times here. The


Croatians are leading this race. This is the middle race that


everyone, all 10 nations who have qualified, they take the overall


points into this race. The Croatians will have too many points


to be in contention for a medal. The Australians, though, they seem


determined to secured gold in some style. They don't have to win the


race, they just have to beat the Bish -- British. You really feel


for Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell. It is amazing how


confident they are sailing, not just today, but throughout, we are


looking at the future of the British sailing team. This


confidence in their performance they have put in, we will see a lot


more from them. What a result, securing silver before this race.


Still some distance, the chance for the winds to change. You would


expect the Australians to be able to take his back to the finish and


secured a win. What a performance from the British team. Very tough.


They had the lead, they could have potentially engaged the Australian


team more, to keep the fleet in touch and slow them down. But, we


know they are fast, it is difficult to pin them back. The final runway


to the finish. Croatia, well placed to when the weather will -- to win


Olympic campaign, the years that have seen two best mates target a


medal. And this man, Mathew Belcher head down to the finish. They were


on the back foot at the beginning. It did look like advantage Great


Britain. But as the Croatians win the race, what a memory that will


be. But the Olympic champions, they are just behind. Croatia come down


to take the wind. But just behind them, four years ago, four years


ago, Mathew Belcher was driving at television motorboat out on the


Olympic course or whilst his partner, Matthew -- Malcolm Page


was winning gold. It is gold medal for Australia. It started advantage


Australia, and that is how it finished. Great Britain, Luke


Patience and Stuart Bithell, well done. A super Olympic competition.


Dad it will be proud of you, Britain are proud of you. The


Olympic silver for Great Britain, but it is gold for Australia. That


celebration of a silver, rather than the despair of losing out,


they will be delighted. Great friends. Done lots of training


together. It is a great moments for the sailors. It is a great moments


of for those close to them, their families who are watching their


success out of the water. Both boats upside down, but I am sure,


Rob Walker, there will be celebrations? There certainly are,


the Australians are delighted. Misses Page, is there a tear in the


eye behind the sunglasses? there is, he is still my little


buoy. De you think this one will mean more because he had to fight


so hard to come home ahead of the British duo? On many counts, it is


a fitting way to finish a long career. His this the gold and


finish? Yes, it is supposed to be the golden finish. He has done it


in style, he has broken some British hearts, but a worthy


champion. That's them moment. They have got everything right in his


programme. But three years, they have dominated. Broken hearts for a


moment, but that has passed because out on the water it was an intense


battle. Australia are celebrating, but so it is Luke Patience's family.


The two new boys to the Olympic competition. They do talk


themselves up, but they delivered. The Australians came in as world


champions and dominated the fleet for three years. But Stuart before,


Luke Patience some of the old guard in the British team will be


considering options for the future. But, there is a great new team


coming through. And that is a man, Viktor, Blanco, was awarded a medal


in the Queen's birthday Honours. He is known as the medal maker.


Australia finished second, Great Britain 4th, Argentina third. Spare


a thought for Croatia who had a last final moment of Olympic


celebration. But Luke Patience has done himself proud, done his family


proud. Rob Walker is with his dad. We saw a lot of him watching the


competition, but an incredibly It certainly is, the two fathers


have come over to congratulate one another. It was on the gold, but


your body has done great Britain proud? We are just having a ball.


We are so pleased about this. I have a gold on my left and a silver


on my right. It is fantastic. know you would have loved the gold


medal, but just like your son, yet he is a fine ambassador for the


sport and he is an Olympic medallist. It is fantastic, the


spirit here has been wonderful. Great atmosphere here, Shirley


Robinson, what is it like on the water? It is mad on the water. You


said you are going to attack today, and what's a confident race.


Brilliance. We tried it. We got the better of them at the start and


managed to sneak ahead. We sneaked ahead, but we hope the rest of the


fleet would be there. But they sailed a fantastic race. Will we


tried to take them when we could but hands up to them, they held


their nerve and they are worthy champions. We are happy with second.


First Games, silver medal it is fantastic? It is great isn't it? It


has been a few years hard work together, 15 years up there. We are


standing on an Olympic podium. It is not the gold, but there is


plenty of time, we are only young and we will be coming back. For now,


enjoy the moment. There Stuart is a legend and we are happy. We have


watched you, two great mates on an amazing journey, what a week?


a way, what a great place, we are in paradise. Congratulations. What


a race it was and what a battle with Australia. Silver medal for


Team GB. More to follow, the ladies are about to start, and they want


to beat the Kiwis in the women's double hander.


Huge congratulations. When we cross over to BBC Two, we will be


focusing on the men's 10 K open water swim. Yesterday saw Keri-Anne


Payne just 0.4 of a second away from a medal in Hyde Park. Again,


the British public are out to to Hu Daniel Fogg. After his swimming in


the pool, he has switched to the open water. We have been chatting


to him. What is the strategy behind it? Talking to Keri-Anne, Sue likes


to go out and lead, that is not your strategy? There is a lot of


tactics. I tried that in Shanghai, and the lead for the first nine


kilometres. The last 1,000m a was so long and hard, everyone went


past me. I have tried to do other things. Just to know what is going


on around me, and in the closing stages, go for home. It is a bit


rough at times? Yes, there is a referee in a boat, and unless you


are caught hitting and punching someone, they let it go. There is a


lot of foot-tapping and bumping, which is going to happen. There is


a lot of turning on this course? What we are used to his four laps,


but this is six laps and quite a lot of turns. It could be an


opportunity to be more physical. But in some boxing training. Are


you looking forward to the crowd? The home crowd is something every


athlete would love to have that experience and this generation are


very lucky to have that opportunity? It is once in a


lifetime, but I don't think it is that often this opportunity will


come around. I have a lot of friends and family who will be


there and the open water will be one of the best crowds. To have


that to walk out to and listen to them cheering, it is something no


one else is going to get. On the day it could make a massive


difference. This is BBC Three at the moment.


This is BBC Three at the moment. The boys in the water for the 10


kilometre open-water swim. The Canadian is leading I think from


Germany in second. From what I can work out, Daniel Fogg is a round


You can watch that on BBC Three. We will be keeping you up-to-date when


we cross over to BBC Two at 1pm. It is back to Eton Dorney and more


semi-final races, including Jess morning. The Jess Walker trying to


force herself into the top two. It Walker have a great Britain in lane


two false stop Japan is also going Britain. She is being lifted by the


place. She makes it into the final. Fine effort from her. The Japanese,


after a good start will have to see if she makes it as one of the


fastest losers. Jess Walker coming through. As she came into the last


154 start she didn't feature so much in the first 50m. Then she got


herself up and running. finished 8th in the European


Championships this year. The cheering that has just gone up his


from the largely British crowd because they have just seen it


confirmed Jess Walker automatically You said you didn't think you are


going to make it? I have had a bit of a rubbish year. Going off my


results from World Cups and the Europeans, you wouldn't have put me


down for this. I am happy with that. And it hasn't hurt as much as


normal. Why do you think that is? don't know. Maybe because you are


through to an Olympic final? What are we thinking when you crossed


the line? I thought the Japanese girl beat me. I don't think I had


beaten her before. It is the best time to do it. I have been easier


semi-final I would say. But the goal that it when it is pretty good,


so at least I can be part of it. You are only 22 and it is your


second Olympics already. The difference between Beijing, when


you're a baby, and now, is enormous. For years is quite a long time. I


think I already and match and after Beijing I would be aiming to do


these events. I am just happy I won the National's. Big final tomorrow,


we wish you the best of luck. Do us proud. Thanks.


It is now time for the K2, and the European champions and the world


silver-medallists, Liam Heath and tense silence to the music. These


Britain are struggling here. Look at the strength and power for


Russia, they are eating up the water, five metres out. Heath and


Schofield have come back now, in second. The Russians, a


demonstration of power. Once again, as it was in the heats, Russia, if


they do that in the final, they will win. That was a demonstration.


Sheer power, leaving Heath and Schofield behind. They didn't get a


great start as they normally do, left in the starting buckets.


Setting an Olympic best, the Russians. Heath and Schofield,


taking second place, they will have to be could get out, to threaten


Through to the final, what a lot of supporters would have expected, are


you pleased with what you have done? We have had two good, solid


races, we are looking forward to stepping it up tomorrow.


Russians are looking pretty smart, your main opposition? Yes, today,


they were better than us. We have got more in the tank. We can't


afford to give much of to them at the start, next time we will have


to look to get out faster. start sets up the whole race, it is


hard to pick up speed and carry it down to the end. If you nailed that


start, you will fly down the rest of that course. Every time you team


up together and compete, you are always in the medals, we have


massive expectations tomorrow. will try to put it out of our mind,


tomorrow it is a race that has never happened before, a clean


slate. Lots of messages of good luck, I believe you had one from


Kylie Minogue. My girlfriend's mum is an air hostess and she got a


signature from Kylie Minogue! have Rachel coarsen, -- Cawson. U2


make the canoeing couple. She had a fantastic Regatta, disappointed not


to come away with a medal. But I know she has the talent to do it in


the future. She is a cheering me on now. We wish you the very best of


luck for the final. It is a beautiful day in, a little


bit quiet, there has been no morning action in the Olympic


Stadium. But things are getting ready for the evening action which


begins at 7pm. Tonight sees the women's 5,000 metres. In the Los


Angeles Olympics, the furthest women van was 3,000 metres. 28


years on, beat two runners that people are still talking about,


The 1984 women's 3,000 metres final. Mary Decker against Zola Budd. The


now running for Britain, thanks to a British passport delivered in


suspiciously fast time. Mary Decker, the All American golden goal,


burning in has actually is, when nothing could go wrong.


COMMENTATOR: People champion is now down. Budd briefly led. But, she


slowed down, to a chorus of Christ from the crowd, finishing 7th,


still well ahead of Mary Decker. Whose fault was it? Budd was


disqualified. Then, the judges reinstated her. They would be


ruined and start a year later. But at that time, the golden girl was


in no mood to forgive. I said to her, don't bother.


What a story. We have had a very successful


warning on the water, we have seen it semi-final action, a silver


medal in the sailing. Now we go over to Hyde Park for an update on


the 10 kilometre or open water swim, with Dan Fogg.


First of all, gorgeous conditions for the spectators and the swimmers,


the water is two degrees warmer than yesterday. Dan Fogg started


very well. David can explain, Dan The main player this -- players are


there, Mellouli is looking effortless. They are halfway


through. I don't know whether he is making them work hard, he knows he


has the most speed at the end. clean a race is it, how well is


anyone behaving? I have seen one yellow card given, I am not sure


why. That is the nature of the sport, it is a compact sport. The


pack is quite stretched out. In the women's race, they were bunched up.


In the men's race, the pace at the as bunched up as yesterday.


Difficult for the commentators to identify the swimmers. Dan Fogg is


wearing number 19. He is bare- chested. Most of the other swimmers,


apart from the Canadian, are in full body suits. Dan Fogg is


wearing a blue cap. on the course. When you go around a


corner that tight, you can almost do a corkscrew, a backstroke and a


front crawl. You do get dizzy doing it. Keri-Anne is a fantastic


propellant for that and she really uses it. Age and, a great pace. --


Adrian. It is fantastic for the swimmers, if you can get a few


seconds on a turn. For swimming pool swimmers, there are more turns,


those times are quicker. This is a wonderful venue. It really


showcases the sport. I would encourage you, nothing better at


the weekend. Just try it. There is that quaked -- great swim


series. They have them in Salford, Suffolk, in London. There's one in


Scotland. I remember the Salford one, 15 degrees, freezing. The one


in Strathclyde Park, a think that is where the opening is going to be


for the Commonwealth Games, two years' time. I just saw Richard


Weinberger, the Canadian. He went on to his back to see where


the rest of the field were. That is Dan Fogg. Just the half


suit. He is still in there. leader, breeding backwards to see


where the rest of the field is. They are starting to bunch again.


That black hat. He is starting to get buffeted about. He hasn't been


in this position at all, the first time, I wonder how he will take it.


Coming up to the timing bridge, the end of a third lap of six. In


theory, the halfway mark. They have that sprint at the end. They have


to come this way a tiny bit. If they miss that timing bridge, they


will be disqualified. First through, Waschburger. Dan Fogg is doing well,


moving up into 6th position. When dear field gets stretched out, he


stays calm and stays there. When it gets bunched, he gets back into


that leading bunch. Conserving his energy. Good tactics.


This field is interesting. The only thing I can think, why the field is


a stretched out, and contracting, it is simply that some of the


fastest swimmers are using bursts of energy to break the pack. They


will have used different amounts of energy. When it comes to the final


laps, somebody like Mellouli who is a strong finisher, will kick. He


uses a bit of energy, then breasts Richard Weinberger is next to him.


These are the five now. We saw in the women's race, five established


themselves. A Risztov was a let this, a war of attrition, she just


kept on driving it. Just gone halfway in his men's


10,000 metres open water. Mellouli still in front. It has bunched up


again. Very interesting. Very cat and mouse at the moment. Dan Fogg


right in the middle of the pack, conserving his energy reasonably


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