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The world's leading road cyclists prepare to do battle over the closing stages of the women's road race, culminating in a finish at The Mall. Jake Humphrey presents.


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Hello and welcome back to the Olympic park on the second day of

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the Olympic Games. And there is a pretty lively storm just passing

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over the Olympic Park. It has been bucketing with rain. It did hold up

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events temporarily at the dressage. Williams Fox-Pitt will therefore

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probably be delayed by a few moments. And it will also make life

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tricky for the women in the road race. 87 miles of road racing today.

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And it was also to keep yesterday for the man. Fabien Cancellara of

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Switzerland, you may remember this rather nasty crash on dry roads. An

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X-Ray revealed no broken bones so that is good news for him. But he

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has just sent a message asking spectators to take a couple of

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steps back because they reset their lives yesterday. He clearly felt

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the spectators were too close for comfort. Interesting comments. No

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such were the problems this morning at the ExCel Arena of where the

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judo was taking place. And we focus on Sophie cox from Rochdale. She

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competed for Great Britain in Athens and then went off to

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Thailand. But this is when she was just a kid. She was the first woman,

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or girl, to play at Wembley in the rugby league. Extraordinary

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pictures. And she has now found a career in judo. She went to

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Thailand to teach English for a couple of years and their

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rediscovered her love of the sport. She had it all to do today in her

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category. She had a tough draw against the Beijing silver

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medallist from North Korea. Let us medallist from North Korea. Let us

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see how she got on. Not many expected to seek Sophie

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back competing in the Olympics. She quit not long after the Athens

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Games just a little bit disillusioned with the sport. But

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she has come back to give judo another go. From Rochdale in

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Lancashire. She spent four years teaching English in Thailand.

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amazing, the comeback she has made. She has got great work ethic. Any

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attacks that she makes must be fully committed.

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Well you might have expected the gods of the draw to be a little

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kinder to her. But this is the Beijing and silver medallist. If

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you're going to make a comeback at the Olympic Games, Harbour Road

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beating the silver medallist from Following up with a leg grab.

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returned to the sport two years ago. She said she put herself through

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the pain and sacrifice again for this moment, to be an Olympian

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again. Nice strong attack. She has been performing well in the last

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couple of years. She got bronze in Amsterdam. And in the test event

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here in December. That will have given her confidence as well. She

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also has two O European silver medals.

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She is good on the pressure and has come out firing on all cylinders.

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Trying to wrap up. This women's class, the event that Sharon

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McRandal won her Olympic bronze in in Barcelona.

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Britain has not won an Olympic medal of any description since

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Sydney. The North Korean goes into the lead.

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Sophie just London slightly on her side. -- landing.

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There are three levels of scoring. It is the lowest level that has

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gone against Sophie, but she is behind.

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A minute and a half is a long time in judo. Sophie needs to go forward

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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in the hope of swinging her opponent over. Time is not Sophie's

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friend at the moment. She has to come forward. She has to do

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something now. We need something to happen. She has won medals since

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returning to judo but her return to an Olympics is not going to yield

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any medals. That was a shame for Sophie. It was just one grip that

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her opponent managed to get over her. Apart from that it was a very

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even match. I hope she feels that the comeback was still worthwhile.

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She has been bad for a couple of years. And she did earn her place

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back on the British Olympic team. But there is bound to be

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disappointment right now. She has been beaten by the silver medallist

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from Beijing. But she knows how close she came and also knows that

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that is that for perhaps another that is that for perhaps another

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four years. So-so the is empty handed but a

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good effort in that fight against for North Korean opponent. Colin

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Oakes has beaten and the Australian opponent meanwhile and find some

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self with the chance of getting into the quarter finals. If he

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manages to beat his Mongolian manages to beat his Mongolian

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opponent. Second assignment of the day for

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Colin Coates of Britain. He beat the Australian in his first match

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and if he can win this he will beat in the quarter-finals. He will not

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lack support but he will need it against the Mongolian.

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As well as having 10 letters in his name, the Mongolian also has a

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bronze medal from Athens. He is a former world champion and a top

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competitor. But if Colin Coates can do this he will be into the

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quarter-finals and it will just be about the biggest win of his judo

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career. It is going to have to be a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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looking to get the shoulder. and will be on the edge of her seat.

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And just listen to the support he is getting.

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Both fighters completely outside the area.

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The fight is paused. At the moment both fighters are fighting for the

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Mongolian's feet are searching for any weakness. The group is changing,

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the feet are changing. -- the grip. Colin needs to watch

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that one. The Mongolian has a tattoo of the scorpion on his foot.

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That is appropriate, if you do not want to get caught by a scorpion.

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minutes of normal time. Colin is trying to keep distance between

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them. It is important that Colin also gets his attacks in. The first

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warning for Colin Oates for not attacking enough. He has got to

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step up the pace now. He does not want to get a second warning. That

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would give the Mongolian one of the lowest scores. In the eyes of the

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referee he was not working hard enough or being offensive enough.

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The Mongolian went very defensive. The winner of this one will be in

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the quarter-finals. We are 90 get his attacks in first. Since

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Sydney's success has been so far and few between in judo. Is it to

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come here? Into the final 60 seconds. A lot of those inside the

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Excel are hoping so. Colin needs to get another attack in. Can he take

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him on the ground? The Mongolian was pulling backwards.

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Mongolians have come to the forefront of judo in recent times.

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The London gold that they are using for the medals is mined from

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Mongolia. Colin is hoping to take the Mongolian over the top. What

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has it got? He has got the score. Seconds are ticking away. That is

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just about the biggest moment in British judo for over a decade!

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Colin Oates is into the quarter final. He has beaten the bronze

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medallist in Athens, a former world champion. Britain's Judah has got

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something to shout about at last. He did that at the right time. What

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a brilliant fight. -- British judo. I did not think you would get

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excited watching British judo players like that. What a moment

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that was. I am sure that doors are already open in the little village

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pub. They will now be doing brisk business. There lad, Northop's

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finest, Colin Oates, it is striding towards an Olympic quarter-finals.

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Look at their reaction. He manages to take him back. It was in the

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last two seconds of the contest. He seized his opportunity and he takes

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We will be back to see that quarter-final bury shortly because

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we are heading straight away to Greenwich Park. It looked majestic

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as a backdrop for a venue and it is the three-day eventing. The first

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In dress size riders and horses perform a pre-set routine of exact

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movements or figures within an enclosed at 60m by 20-metre arena.

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All competitors perform the same routine in front of a panel of

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judges. It is designed to show the call for operation between the

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horse and the rider. Popular figures include the Serpentine,

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consisting of loops. Half-past where the horse travels diagonally

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across the arena. In flying changes the horse changes its lead for it.

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Cross country is a test of stamina, bravery and endurance. The course

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is approximately six kilometres in length and contains 28 at 30

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obstacles. Falls are incurred four refusals, run outs and exceeding

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the time allowed. If the rider or horse falls, they are eliminated.

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The final part tests skill, accuracy and agility. It is

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contested over two rounds. Penalties will also be incurred if

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the competitors exceed the time because it is really raining and

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his looks as if it is going to stay that way for this Test. So often

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horses can react to the rain. Let's hope that Miners Frolic does not. 7,

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9, 6. I am not sure if one judge was looking out of the box. The 9th

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is the centre charge and they are the ones who can see the straight

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the best. We are just hearing there is talk if there was a lot of heavy

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rain the competition might be suspended. That would be very

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unfair with what is going on at the moment. At the moment he is coping

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with the weather and so is Kristina Cook. Just lost a fraction of a bit

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of rhythm. The judges' box is falling apart. Never mind their

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box! She is having to fix her hat, she is getting the worst of the

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conditions. Let's hope the judges are feeling a little bit lenient

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considering the conditions. Having said that, they do not really need

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to be. Miners Frolic is looking pretty special at the moment. This

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is very pleasant. I am now soaked through. So am I, top to bottom.

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Too much information. I am sure it Teena is even more weight than we

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are. -- I am sure Christina is even more weight than we are. This is

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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complaining. I should be used to weather. Nice position for that

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canter half past, very good, I like that a lot. Straight on the centre

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line. She is not letting these weather conditions get to her. The

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Olympics do not happen too often in one's lifetime. You put up with a

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bit of rain and get on with it. mum was one of our top

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international show jumpers. And of course her father was one of the

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National Hunt trainers. He would be very proud of his daughter looking

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down on this. Another good change and very straight. She is up to 70%.

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So she should be. I would give her 90% for riding in this weather.

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quite agree. Good boy. Let's not go over the top yet. This is one of

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the outstanding performances, not just because of the rain, but

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technically because she is doing it in the rain. She has not done

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anything wrong. Well done. That is fantastic! It is looking like 71%.

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Everyone is wet through, but absolutely delighted to be watching

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the scoreboard. And the crowd had stayed with this despite the very

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heavy storm. That is where surely the judges have got to be generous.

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Just look at these pictures. Look at that and that shows just how

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hard it is. That shows her brilliant ride. 42, we are in

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Let's talk about how difficult it was in the weather. It was more

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than noise going on around the arena. I have ridden on rainy days

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in the South Downs. I am used to it. I felt like the wind was coming up

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like that and I thought, stay focused. It was not perfect. We

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would have loved to have had the San, British weather for you.

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two marks what you achieved in Hong Kong. Obviously I would have loved

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to be on a 48. I'm not grumbling with 42. The weather has Thurne

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that at us. The horse kept his brain and focus really well. We had

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some thunder and it came down heavily. Did the reins get slippy?

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Yes, I am very wet. You I used to riding in the rain. They are event

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horses. It is not ideal and of course I would love the sunshine on

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him. In Hong Kong we had the beautiful light. You just have to

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deal with it. If you are going around cross country it could get

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slippery. I was going to ask about that. The British team are very

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experienced and we have fantastic courses. But this is the Olympics

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and the Olympics throw up difficult things. It is a difficult course

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and if it gets wet, it will get slippery. We put stance in the

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horse's' shoes. You do not want to lose a start because it will get

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slippery and you will lose time, but it will be very exciting for

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We will have a better picture once William Fox Pitt appears. We have

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been following the progress of Cologne Oats after that fantastic

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performance. --Colin Oates. He is up against a pretty handy Georgian

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up against a pretty handy Georgian against the Georgian. A shake of

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the hands from both of them. Colin has to make sure he is very fast

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ride from the start of this contest. The Georgian it is very strong with

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his hand and leg at the same time. Colin throwing himself onto his own

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back. Looking to turn the Georgian onto his back.

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He certainly came here with high hopes. He narrowly missed out on a

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bronze medal. He is the European beating his Mongolian opponent.

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Colin does not want to get dominated like this. Oates is good

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on the ground. He wants to take control of the upper body, needs to

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get his leg through to count. Georgia is a good Judo nation. He

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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has got to watch his arm here. The Georgian looking for the arm lock.

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Well done. Nice defence there from Colin Oates.

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Two minutes to go. Colin a left- Turning it now into an attack.

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Working to roll the Georgian. Plenty of hard work on the floor,

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leads to nothing again. Going for the strangle. Looking to

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apply pressure. Not quite. He did not take part in the opening

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ceremony, deciding instead to focus on what he is here for. There is no

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overwhelming favourite. Any mistake now, any positive score, might be

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decisive. Colin trying to get his leg in front. Again looking again

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Next score wins it. Oates did well. Looking for the

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ground work again. So close. Family all here to watch, down from

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Norfolk. His coach introduced him to the sport when he was 12. Has he

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been caught on the ground? Georgian has the grip. He has to

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get out before 15 seconds. It is not going to happen. He has been

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counted out and the golden score goals against the Britain. Such a

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disappointment. Allowed the Georgian to come over into the hold

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down. Kate Howey has her head in her hands. She got the medal in

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Sydney. It is the Georgian who makes his way into the quarter

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makes his way into the quarter finals. That was so difficult to

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watch! But it has not finished. Colin will now fight in the

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repechage. And if he were to win that he would go into a bronze

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medal fight. So fingers crossed. So nearly tried to deliver the

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first of the medals! I am confident this afternoon. Four years ago for

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the women's road race it was raining and four years ago Nicole

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Cooke delivered the first medal for Britain and also that gold medal.

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She came out of that terrible Chinese storm and emerged by the

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Great Wall of China to get that medal.

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Colin is still in it. After the disappointment of yesterday

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afternoon, to date we have high hopes for the women and the next

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couple of hours could deliver the first medal of these games for

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Out on the road we have a to Spear attack on a medal places. Nicole

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Cooke, Beijing's golden girl may launch a breakaway from the group.

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And if it comes to a close finish all eyes will be on Lizzie

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Armitstead. And on the water we have David France looking for a

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semi-final place. It also this afternoon Andy Murray will be keen

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to lay to rest the ghost of this year's Wimbledon final on centre

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court a little later on. And if we will join the cycling in around 30

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minutes' time. But if you would like to watch it right now just

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turn over to BBC Three. But here we head to the brand new Lee Valley

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white water centre. Here is what we can expect from seeing men and

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women negotiate up to 25 gates in women negotiate up to 25 gates in

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raging water. The canoe slalom. Three classes of

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boat are used. The single kayak, the single canoe, and the two-man

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canoe. In the kayak the athletes are seated and used double-headed

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paddles. In the canoed they kneel on both knees and use a single

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blade paddle. The aim is to negotiate a course marked by slalom

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gates as cleanly and quickly as possible without touching the polls.

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Part of the boat must be inside the polls. If anything touches one or

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both of the polls, and to a second penalty is incurred. Capsizing is

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not penalised but if you missed a gate or pass through incorrectly

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than 50 seconds is added to the total time. 82 athletes compete for

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four gold medals. With the numbers reduced through the heats. Also the

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semi-finals and ultimately the finals. The best of the two runs of

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the Heath decides whether they progress or or or eliminated. The

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semi-finalists start with a clean slate and are judged on a single

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run. The final 10 competitors are ranked on another single run to

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determine who takes home the gold medal.

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

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website for more information. So we're expecting up to 60,000

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people to witness the Olympic slalom canoe events during the

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Games. And this is where they will do it. The 300 metre course is the

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ultimate test for the best in the world. David Florence is to go last

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of all. Jonathan Edwards is there for us. What is the secret here,

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have you developed a love of Klimt -- of canoe slalom?

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You spoke about it in your introduction, it is a very tough

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course. It has caused a few problems with the early competitors.

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But there is huge expectation, David Florence was silver medallist

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in Beijing. But going before him RB former at the Olympic champions.

:43:49.:43:56.

Well it is equally wet here on the Olympic Park! In some ways you

:43:56.:44:03.

sport was quite similar. David Florence has spoken and said it is

:44:03.:44:12.

all about your form on the day, similar to the triple jump. It just

:44:12.:44:17.

goes to show that it can be all or nothing in this event. That is

:44:17.:44:27.
:44:27.:44:28.

absolutely correct. It is very much on the day. One thing that makes it

:44:28.:44:33.

tricky is that the wind is blowing around quite a lot and those gates

:44:33.:44:42.

DoH mould. -- do move. So you're slightly in the lap of the guards.

:44:42.:44:45.

But David Florence has had a consistent season so far. Give us

:44:46.:44:51.

some idea of the atmosphere because the clinic -- the canoe slalom is

:44:52.:44:57.

an Nish sport in many ways. It was usually popular in Beijing.

:44:57.:45:04.

Absolutely. And it is a massive opportunity for the canoeists. This

:45:04.:45:10.

is a specially built stadium. And as you can see over my shoulder, it

:45:10.:45:17.

is a wonderful Abbey Theatre. The athletes will be aware of the

:45:17.:45:21.

crowds around them almost like a stadium. I think they will respond

:45:21.:45:28.

to that. And the GB canoeists have been training here since 2010. So

:45:28.:45:38.
:45:38.:45:42.

How do you think David will cope in the next few days? I think he will

:45:42.:45:46.

cope well and I think the whole British team have prepared very

:45:46.:45:50.

well indeed. Their results leading up to this competition have been

:45:50.:45:56.

outstanding. What they have is that home advantage. They will feel that

:45:56.:46:03.

gives them the edge. We are now live with the competitors. The

:46:03.:46:07.

British team have been training with microchips in their canoe so

:46:07.:46:11.

they can work out exactly how much effort there canoeists are putting

:46:11.:46:21.
:46:21.:46:42.

lead. It was worth no time penalties at all. It has set a

:46:42.:46:48.

marker for the other athletes to beat. But this looks like a good

:46:48.:46:58.
:46:58.:46:59.

run and it is nice and smooth so far. He has to turn the bow down in

:46:59.:47:06.

gate 10 to get it driving again. will get a split time in a moment.

:47:06.:47:12.

There are four seconds of time penalties. It could be a problem

:47:12.:47:19.

for the Japanese competitor. The gates are in quite straight

:47:19.:47:25.

sequences behind each other. We cannot afford to see too many

:47:25.:47:35.
:47:35.:47:49.

penalties. 90.83 is the standard. The top 12 will make it through to

:47:49.:47:59.
:47:59.:48:02.

the semi-finals in two days time. The standard is very high. At the

:48:02.:48:08.

moment he is in 6th place, so not lying too badly. He picked up a

:48:08.:48:14.

penalty early on in gate four. You wonder if that affects the rhythm.

:48:14.:48:21.

Then another one in 85 or six. But the water is big and waves are

:48:21.:48:26.

continuously threatening to pull the boat speed off the bow and stop

:48:26.:48:36.
:48:36.:48:48.

see smooth, slow running water. But the first big drop is about two

:48:48.:48:54.

metres. You create huge acceleration on these boats. He is

:48:54.:49:02.

just 20 years old. After the last Olympic Games we thought we might

:49:02.:49:06.

have seen some of the Chinese competitors moving towards the top

:49:06.:49:11.

of the world rankings, but that has not happened yet. But give them

:49:11.:49:21.
:49:21.:49:28.

championships just last season. His record says he's quite useful.

:49:28.:49:32.

got himself off to a good start, being a little bit hit by the

:49:32.:49:37.

stopper between three and four. He gets stuck on the eddy line in gate

:49:37.:49:45.

four. He will look to get the nose of the boat driving back downstream

:49:45.:49:50.

before he comes into gate nine, the second upstream gate on the course,

:49:50.:49:54.

but under the first big drop. Already quite a chunk of time

:49:54.:49:59.

behind Savsek. Slovenia said that staggering time about five minutes

:49:59.:50:08.

ago. He danced his boat through the course. We now see this difficult

:50:08.:50:16.

upstream gate, gate 12, where there's almost an s life -- s like

:50:16.:50:26.
:50:26.:50:40.

is within touch of the Australian and the Russian. He was smoothly

:50:40.:50:45.

into 18. He now needs to keep the rhythm going, keep the nose driving

:50:45.:50:49.

downstream as much as you possibly can. He drives into the back of

:50:49.:50:59.
:50:59.:51:05.

you've got a paddle like crazy. Four seconds down on Savsek, but in

:51:05.:51:09.

with a good chance of progressing through to the semi-finals. He is

:51:09.:51:14.

in second place at the moment. That was a fine performance by the

:51:14.:51:17.

Chinese number one. After a couple of early mistakes where he found

:51:17.:51:21.

himself getting caught up on some Eddie lines, he really found his

:51:21.:51:31.
:51:31.:51:32.

rhythm and got the boat smoothly the remaining travellers, there are

:51:32.:51:38.

five of them, will be ranked inside the world's top 10. This is really

:51:38.:51:44.

getting towards the sharp end of this competition. It includes David

:51:44.:51:48.

Florence and two men who between them have won the last four Olympic

:51:48.:51:58.
:51:58.:52:11.

was just outside of the metals in Beijing. That was his first Olympic

:52:11.:52:18.

experience. This is his second Olympic competition. He will want

:52:19.:52:22.

to get in amongst the metals. They are a couple of days away, but

:52:22.:52:27.

safely through to the semi-finals would be spot on for the Spaniard.

:52:27.:52:37.
:52:37.:52:37.

A great start, making it looks move. -- look smoke. We want to see the

:52:37.:52:47.
:52:47.:53:02.

Baller of the boat almost gliding of difficulty there, but tried to

:53:02.:53:06.

spin away and reposition himself. That is a particularly tricky gate.

:53:06.:53:11.

He is, there's a big stopper in between the top pole and bottom

:53:11.:53:15.

pole of Gate 12. They have to decide what will be the best way to

:53:15.:53:19.

get their nose through the gate, and then set it up for the next

:53:19.:53:26.

gate. Look at that split, he is still ahead of Savsek. He's had a

:53:26.:53:29.

rich vein of form this season. Finished fourth in the European

:53:29.:53:32.

Championships. He's not one of these guys who's going to go

:53:32.:53:37.

through his career always finishing fourth. But losing time between

:53:37.:53:41.

gate 20 and 21, found himself horizontal on the course, losing

:53:41.:53:50.

the precious time in the stopper, which could be crucial to him.

:53:50.:53:57.

Elosegi has lost time. He replaces Teng, the Chinese athlete, by

:53:57.:54:07.
:54:07.:54:15.

upstream gate. Tight around as we see him lean off the polls. The

:54:15.:54:18.

athletes put their blade into the water and then open up their elbows

:54:18.:54:26.

to get the power on. The stamps are absolutely packed with spectators.

:54:26.:54:30.

I dare say quite a large chunk of them will never have seen slalom

:54:30.:54:35.

canoeing before. But what they are watching now are the world's best.

:54:35.:54:45.
:54:45.:55:00.

Actually, some of the best there the world number one, will be

:55:00.:55:10.
:55:10.:55:12.

coming soon. Tasiadis of Germany. Part of the German team that got a

:55:13.:55:19.

silver medal in the World Championships in 2011. And in the

:55:19.:55:22.

European Championships this year, in axe Burke, one of the most

:55:22.:55:29.

famous courses in Europe. This gentleman was the champion there.

:55:29.:55:39.
:55:39.:55:39.

Push is nice and tied in to gate through seven and eight as he rolls

:55:40.:55:44.

the boat across the white water using his core strength from his

:55:44.:55:52.

hips all the way up. Already 0.2 up on our current leader. Tasiadis

:55:52.:55:58.

looking very smooth and powerful as well. That is one of the fastest

:55:58.:56:02.

parts of the course, where you come out of an upstream gate and go

:56:02.:56:07.

haring down the course proof-read downstream gates. I thought he'd

:56:07.:56:12.

touched one of those polls. Two second of time penalties. That may

:56:12.:56:22.
:56:22.:56:31.

here. It looks as though he would almost flip over. He really needs

:56:31.:56:41.
:56:41.:56:49.

to make sure he can get this couple of digs into the water to

:56:49.:56:55.

bring himself through that last gate, number 22. Down in fifth

:56:55.:57:00.

place. After a very promising start, the German lost quite a lot of time

:57:00.:57:08.

in the last four or five gates. caught the bottom pole of the Gate

:57:08.:57:18.
:57:18.:57:30.

12, the first of his two second run later on this afternoon. We

:57:30.:57:40.
:57:40.:57:44.

highly ranked in the world this year. As importantly for British

:57:44.:57:47.

supporters is the fact that David Florence, silver-medallist from

:57:47.:57:52.

four years ago, he goes last, he will know exactly what he has to do

:57:52.:58:02.
:58:02.:58:06.

by then. He is ranked number one in Olympic competition, finished fifth

:58:06.:58:13.

in Beijing. Whereas all of these guys are very competitive, by

:58:13.:58:16.

definition they all know each other extremely well and train together

:58:16.:58:26.
:58:26.:58:32.

in the past as far as the Czech Republic's team is concerned. Very

:58:32.:58:36.

strong, especially in the upper body, but he will have tremendous

:58:36.:58:40.

leg and core strength as well. looked a bit twitchy on the first

:58:40.:58:44.

few gates but he seems to have got himself into a good rhythm. Trying

:58:44.:58:48.

to keep the boat dry as he enters the first Big drop on the course

:58:48.:58:54.

and into the second upstream gate. He pushes out on to the wave and

:58:54.:59:04.
:59:04.:59:11.

This is a flyer, he looks like he's on a good run. If somebody cracks

:59:11.:59:15.

the code in terms of the difficulty of gate 13, they really will have

:59:15.:59:23.

done themselves a lot of favours in terms of time. That is a good lead.

:59:23.:59:30.

Savsek demoted for the time being down the table. He's keeping the

:59:30.:59:35.

run on the boat here really well. He keeps himself inside, but he's

:59:35.:59:40.

picked up a two second penalty. He's going to have to push harder

:59:40.:59:45.

on this last gate. He gets another stroke out, as he's now got to push

:59:45.:59:50.

all the way to the finish line. has lost a bit of time. Two seconds

:59:50.:59:58.

of penalties. He has been relegated down into third place. Elosegi of

:59:58.:00:02.

Spain is still ahead of him. Savsek breathing a sigh of relief,

:00:02.:00:12.
:00:12.:00:22.

although there is still one run to occasions where the top part of the

:00:22.:00:27.

course has been executed very, very quickly. Guys are having difficulty

:00:27.:00:33.

with the bottom half. It is all about getting each of those 22

:00:33.:00:37.

gates on that course executed as well as they can. Sometimes they

:00:37.:00:42.

get the top part well and sometimes they get the bottom part well, but

:00:42.:00:44.

it is stringing it all together to make sure it's consistent

:00:44.:00:54.
:00:54.:01:05.

somebody as a legend in the sport, you have to have real justification,

:01:05.:01:15.

but martyr can is certainly that man. -- Martikan. He became Olympic

:01:15.:01:22.

champion back in 1996. He missed out in 20021004, but then came back

:01:22.:01:32.

with a real bang in Beijing, where he won. Now 33 years old. His arch

:01:32.:01:35.

rival, and one of the supposed rivals for the title of one of the

:01:35.:01:43.

greatest of all time, Estanguet, he is the next competitor. But all

:01:43.:01:47.

eyes on Martikan. So far, he's making it look incredibly easy. He

:01:47.:01:52.

is gliding around, but he is down on the split, just over half a

:01:52.:01:56.

second down. Martikan is a man of experience. He knows what he needs

:01:56.:01:59.

to do and sometimes he will just play with it, keep the control on

:02:00.:02:04.

the top and then really let it rip on the bottom. He caught the bottom

:02:04.:02:08.

pole there on gate 12. He tries to keep it as straight as possible.

:02:08.:02:18.
:02:18.:02:35.

has been put down there as a 52nd 20. Into that big stopper. He lost

:02:35.:02:41.

a bit of time there as well. Yes, he's now got to push into gate 22.

:02:41.:02:45.

See how quickly he got himself back out. He really has got extreme

:02:45.:02:55.
:02:55.:02:57.

amounts of skill. With a 52nd with a 50, second penalty, it leaves him

:02:57.:03:01.

a lot to do. The Slovakian officials and coaches and the rest

:03:01.:03:05.

of the team will be taking a very close look at that bit of film

:03:05.:03:10.

there. That could be an historic decision because Martikan has been

:03:10.:03:19.

going very well. He is ranked fourth in the world this year. He

:03:19.:03:26.

has got such vast experience. That is a big shot. He splits it across

:03:26.:03:31.

the top of his head here -- there. That is a 50, second penalty. The

:03:31.:03:35.

athletes have to get the whole of their head inside. They can't hit

:03:35.:03:40.

it, it can't go across half their head or even a fraction of it.

:03:40.:03:46.

is a big story, isn't it? certainly is. The Slovaks will have

:03:46.:03:50.

the opportunity to protest that, but we will see what happens. He's

:03:50.:03:55.

always got a second run, he is a man of experience. Four years ago

:03:55.:04:02.

in Beijing, a very similar thing happened to Tony Estanguet -- Tony

:04:02.:04:06.

Estanguet, of France. He missed out on a chance to win three gold

:04:06.:04:12.

medals in a row. He was the champion in Athens. I am sure this

:04:12.:04:22.
:04:22.:04:34.

Frenchman, and sure he wants to be himself into a nice with them. He

:04:34.:04:39.

has picked up at two second penalty already. He will have to see if he

:04:40.:04:44.

can make that up later in the course. He certainly seems to be

:04:44.:04:54.
:04:54.:04:55.

flying at the moment. No problems for him. Trying to stay straight as

:04:55.:05:01.

well, and just having a problem. He is being thrown around, and touched

:05:01.:05:11.
:05:11.:05:15.

the gate again. He caught that pole, giving himself another penalty and

:05:15.:05:21.

has a lot to do in this section of the cause. Tony Estanguet, three

:05:21.:05:25.

times the world champion, a little bit off the pace in terms of his

:05:25.:05:35.
:05:35.:05:43.

split, but now just two gates to go. You can see the fast water making

:05:43.:05:48.

it particularly hard to drive to the finish. That is not a

:05:48.:05:52.

spectacular performance, but certainly it is a good platform on

:05:52.:06:02.
:06:02.:06:04.

which to build. He had a good run, negotiating it very well but the

:06:04.:06:13.

penalties were very costly to him. Some of them have picked up

:06:13.:06:18.

penalties here, as we saw Martikan did, and it is difficult to make

:06:18.:06:23.

the decision about what to do. David Florence of Great Britain is

:06:23.:06:33.
:06:33.:06:33.

the next and final competitor. We are still reeling from the shock

:06:33.:06:39.

missed gate by Michal Martikan. Tony Estanguet, pretty solid in

:06:39.:06:49.
:06:49.:06:49.

equal second place, and Savsek is still number one. The silver

:06:49.:06:54.

medallist from Beijing, David Florence of Great Britain start his

:06:54.:06:57.

campaign at the Lea Valley Walk to centre next and the crowd can't

:06:57.:07:03.

wait. I spoke to him the other day and he said training had been going

:07:03.:07:09.

well. He has come off the back of a particularly good season, second in

:07:09.:07:19.
:07:19.:07:23.

the world championships. He's four a bronze medal in those

:07:23.:07:30.

championships in the C1. He will know this cost well - he did quite

:07:30.:07:36.

well in the test event. He has been here for 18 months so he should

:07:36.:07:43.

know it inside out. He looks like he is getting off to a good start,

:07:43.:07:53.
:07:53.:07:58.

but a little bit caught up between gate seven and gate 8. Two

:07:58.:08:07.

penalties already, he can't afford to make any more mistakes. Just

:08:07.:08:11.

spinning around, and in the middle part of the course finding life a

:08:11.:08:17.

little bit difficult. That upstream gate has made life difficult for a

:08:17.:08:25.

lot of competitors. He now has four penalties, getting caught up in the

:08:26.:08:31.

troublesome water. He is losing precious time. Savsek's leading

:08:32.:08:37.

time is very safe so far. David Florence is nine seconds off the

:08:37.:08:45.

pace and he has just got to concentrate now. Two more to go,

:08:45.:08:50.

and hopefully David Florence will be home with no more penalties.

:08:50.:09:00.
:09:00.:09:02.

has now got to drive past Paul the way to the finish line. 101.60

:09:02.:09:09.

including the penalties, and that put him down into 13th place. It is

:09:09.:09:14.

only the top 12 that will make it through to the semi-finals.

:09:14.:09:21.

really found himself getting stuck for a start he has found himself a

:09:21.:09:30.

bit wide coming into gate 13, which lost him time. Maybe some nerves in

:09:30.:09:36.

front of the home crowd. We will expect to see a much-improved run

:09:36.:09:44.

later today. Disappointment, not just from the spectators but for

:09:44.:09:49.

the man himself. That was not the start he wanted but you will have

:09:49.:09:55.

another chance later on this afternoon. There is the result of

:09:55.:09:59.

this first heat, the first chance we have really had to have a look

:10:00.:10:04.

at this canoe slalom course at Lea Valley. Savsek, a brilliant

:10:04.:10:14.
:10:14.:10:25.

That was tough watching that. Not only is David Florence a lovely man,

:10:25.:10:32.

but a great competitor as well. If we are looking for some positives,

:10:32.:10:40.

Martikan, looking for a gold medal, was also in 16th place. Later we

:10:40.:10:45.

can see the second round of heats, the Times will be combined, and

:10:45.:10:49.

then the top 12 will make it through to the semi-finals. After

:10:49.:10:55.

that they only have one run in the semi-finals and the finals.

:10:55.:11:00.

Sticking with the water, we are going to go 144 miles away to

:11:00.:11:05.

Dorset to see what happened this morning because Ben Ainslie was

:11:05.:11:08.

going for yet another Olympic gold medal. Wouldn't it be special if he

:11:08.:11:15.

could pick that up, and you can see the Union flags were flying. He

:11:15.:11:19.

made a promising start a day, finishing second in the first race

:11:19.:11:27.

in the Finn competition behind Christiansen from Denmark. Let's

:11:27.:11:35.

cross to Shirley Robertson. They are on the first leg of the second

:11:35.:11:39.

race, and Ben Ainslie didn't have the best start. He was trapped

:11:39.:11:43.

behind the winner of the first race, but he is in the middle of the pack

:11:43.:11:52.

now moving forward. The man leading this race is Christiansen, who won

:11:52.:12:02.
:12:02.:12:08.

crawling back into second place. A good result, he will be happy with

:12:08.:12:15.

that. In the past Olympics, he hasn't always started off that well.

:12:15.:12:19.

Give us an idea of the conditions because we have had some pretty bad

:12:19.:12:23.

weather at the Olympic Park, but it looks like lovely blue skies ahead

:12:23.:12:31.

of you. I dressed in my shorts and now I have every layer on. We have

:12:31.:12:36.

had everything - sunshine, and a big rain cloud, but now the breeze

:12:36.:12:41.

at his back and the sun is shining. I think Ben Ainslie will be happy

:12:41.:12:45.

with this. Here's looking for another solid performers today and

:12:45.:12:51.

the medals will not be decided today. There are 10 races, so it is

:12:51.:12:58.

about not making any mistakes, not getting involved in any protests,

:12:58.:13:03.

just getting good results in the top three. We are watching him now

:13:03.:13:08.

out on the water, and we saw a few moments ago people laying back

:13:08.:13:14.

enjoying themselves. I know Ben Ainslie has no idea what the crowd

:13:14.:13:19.

are chanting, but for you as a former competitor how does it feel

:13:19.:13:24.

to see the support he is getting? The hairs were standing up. Every

:13:25.:13:29.

time Ben Ainslie went round the first mark and just beside the

:13:29.:13:38.

crowds, lots of cheering and Union Jacks. We have never had that

:13:38.:13:43.

before. It makes a difference, it is hard to quantify how much but

:13:43.:13:48.

you are certainly trying your best. And some cheering for you as well,

:13:48.:13:54.

I'm sure. You are looking great, even though you had to put on a few

:13:54.:13:59.

extra layers. You can keep on top of everything that is happening

:13:59.:14:05.

across the BBC. You can press the red button right now and see how

:14:05.:14:10.

Ben Ainslie get sawn as he traces his fourth consecutive gold medal.

:14:10.:14:20.
:14:20.:14:39.

You can see Andy Murray very short As I relax on my sofa, the women's

:14:39.:14:44.

road race is unfolding across sorry. Whilst yesterday the British

:14:44.:14:49.

efforts focused on one rider, Mark Cavendish, today Nicole Cooke and

:14:49.:14:53.

Lizzie Armitstead have their sights set on a royal finish in front of

:14:53.:15:03.
:15:03.:15:13.

champion! For on paper, Lizzie Armitstead is the sprinter of the

:15:13.:15:19.

team. It will be very clear going into the race what our options are,

:15:19.:15:24.

what the strategies are. We weren't going there with one plan, we will

:15:24.:15:31.

have a number of options and see what happens. It is a benefit to

:15:31.:15:36.

have different options. We need to make decisions, and once they have

:15:36.:15:42.

been made they need to be backed 100%. You need to make sacrifices

:15:42.:15:48.

for your team mates, just as they do for you. Are you confident you

:15:48.:15:55.

will be the protected rider? Yes, I am happy with that. She is happy

:15:55.:16:00.

with that and she will hope it happens because there has been an

:16:00.:16:05.

issue in the past between those two, but I'm sure today they will be

:16:05.:16:12.

riding for one rider only, and that is any rider with a Team GB top.

:16:12.:16:17.

There is about an hour and 20 minutes to go, they are working

:16:17.:16:23.

hard as always. Luci Martin, Riding for Great Britain, has been dropped

:16:23.:16:30.

from the back. Let's go live and joined Tanni Grey Thompson. Have

:16:30.:16:36.

you recovered from yesterday? I have and there is an amazing

:16:36.:16:41.

atmosphere here. It is packed even though we have a long way to go in

:16:41.:16:49.

the race yet. Let's talk about the chances of Team GB. Ironically, the

:16:49.:16:53.

fact that they are seen as less of a threat than Mark Cavendish could

:16:53.:16:58.

work in their favour. The Dutch are trying to control the race. Van

:16:58.:17:03.

Dyke has been making consistent attacks on the front to break the

:17:03.:17:10.

park. Marion Ross, the race favourite, has been making some

:17:10.:17:19.

attacks. There have been some punches, some crashers. It has been

:17:19.:17:29.
:17:29.:17:35.

a dynamic race today. With only a two climbs on Box Hill. The main

:17:35.:17:41.

contenders have been out with punches earlier on, but everybody

:17:41.:17:44.

thinks Marion has the best chance, she is looking very comfortable.

:17:44.:17:48.

The fact that we have the best girls from Great Britain means it

:17:48.:17:53.

is looking good for them as well. Marion is certainly the bookie's

:17:53.:17:57.

favourite but she doesn't have the fans behind her. There were an

:17:57.:18:02.

estimated million people along the route yesterday. What kind of

:18:02.:18:07.

reception can't they expect? There are still tens of thousands of

:18:07.:18:10.

people around. Yesterday everyone disappeared and came back for the

:18:10.:18:16.

end, but nobody is moving today so I think the excitement has spurred

:18:16.:18:20.

everyone on to stay. I think the amount of British lives really

:18:20.:18:26.

helped Team GB. The you can see people working hard, and it looks

:18:26.:18:31.

like the British Jersey's Aaron the right place. Here we go, coming up

:18:31.:18:36.

to the final climb and the subsequent race yesterday was where

:18:36.:18:44.

it all unfolded. What will the next 16 minutes offer? Time to join the

:18:44.:18:50.

conclusion of the women's race. The first event to bring a gold medal

:18:50.:18:56.

for years ago - could history repeat itself? You are looking at

:18:56.:19:01.

three riders trying to go away from the depleted peloton on the

:19:01.:19:11.
:19:11.:19:16.

approach to the summit of Box Hill. The pressure is on, believe me. It

:19:16.:19:19.

is a war of attrition right at the front as the riders are trying to

:19:19.:19:29.
:19:29.:19:35.

Pooley on the previous lap, when Pooley tried to blow the opposition

:19:35.:19:40.

away. Once again, the rest are under pressure and Pooley is about

:19:40.:19:43.

five back. Armitstead and Pooley of Great Britain are right near the

:19:43.:19:49.

front. Vos was left to do that all alone. She created a gap,

:19:49.:19:54.

Armitstead went across to it. Absolutely no problem at all. I

:19:54.:19:59.

thought that two would work together but Vos was left alone. No

:19:59.:20:09.
:20:09.:20:16.

one was willing to help Marianne here that we are not aware of that

:20:16.:20:26.
:20:26.:20:44.

It's those two who are the strongest of the team. They are

:20:44.:20:47.

trying to keep it strong out but a lot of riders comfortably on the

:20:47.:20:52.

wheel. I think everybody had the psychological boost, knowing that

:20:52.:20:56.

if I get over this one at short climb that I'm in touch on the way

:20:56.:21:01.

back into London and have a shot at the Olympic gold medal. Armitstead

:21:01.:21:05.

is attacking on the right of our screen. Vos sees it straightaway.

:21:06.:21:09.

It's Lizzie Armitstead, the Yorkshire lass who is based over

:21:09.:21:13.

there in Belgium who has decided to have a go. She is putting the rest

:21:13.:21:18.

under pressure. Vos is bringing the field back up to them, but it's

:21:18.:21:21.

good to see that Armitstead has got the confidence to really have a

:21:21.:21:25.

crack here. Silver medal-winner in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi

:21:25.:21:30.

and former British national champion. Once again the he's back.

:21:30.:21:33.

This has been a compelling and enthralling race with lots of

:21:33.:21:37.

little attacks developing. There's also been many punctures and

:21:37.:21:42.

crashes on the gritty corners. Coming through on the extreme right

:21:42.:21:47.

for Germany was Judith Arndt. As we get another move developing here. I

:21:47.:21:52.

must admit that I think the time for Lizzie Armitstead to contribute

:21:52.:21:56.

was when Vos attacked over the top on the descent. Lots of fresh legs,

:21:56.:22:00.

and now we are going to have lots of people just contributing to make

:22:00.:22:10.
:22:10.:22:10.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

:22:10.:22:51.

back? If they are, its two bid this has to come back together at

:22:51.:22:55.

the front because of Emma Pooley's work. A lot of attacking here, but

:22:55.:23:00.

so difficult to make a gap on these fast roads. Immediately back

:23:00.:23:04.

together again but Pooley is sitting in second position. The

:23:04.:23:09.

field, they are starting to get their second wind as they eased

:23:09.:23:13.

back. Still a lot of riders here, despite all the attacking.

:23:13.:23:16.

Australia trying to come through now to get to the front of the

:23:16.:23:21.

field, as Pooley continues to turn the screw here and put the rest

:23:21.:23:27.

into the red zone. They've got a sharp left-hander they got to

:23:27.:23:32.

negotiate again, where we saw a crash before. These small, twisting

:23:32.:23:37.

roads are great for people to attack. The opportunist move could

:23:37.:23:41.

be the rider who wins this in the end, somebody who jumps clear.

:23:41.:23:45.

Remember in the men's race we had those two riders who clipped off in

:23:45.:23:55.
:23:55.:24:03.

the closing stages, with the gold the for before. Just squeezing

:24:03.:24:07.

through the inside of Pooley was the rider from America. There was

:24:07.:24:14.

almost a crash there, it was Shelley Olds. We have a lone

:24:14.:24:18.

attacker trying to go clear. It's good to see at the end of that

:24:18.:24:23.

corner shop, Nicole Cooke still in touch with this group. Her

:24:23.:24:26.

passionate style will come into its own at the end of this race. That

:24:26.:24:33.

is good news. We thought that Cook had lost contact. -- we thought

:24:33.:24:38.

that Cooke had lost contact. It is the rider from Russia who is on the

:24:38.:24:44.

attack. Zabelinskaya has had one or two probing moves early on in the

:24:44.:24:48.

race that didn't come to anything, but she is now trying to go away.

:24:48.:24:52.

She's been given a real opportunity here. It is possibly the biggest

:24:52.:25:02.
:25:02.:25:19.

gap we've seen in this race, as biggest gap we've seen in this race

:25:19.:25:23.

today. They are going to have to bridge across to this soon. You are

:25:23.:25:28.

right. Zabelinskaya is being given her freedom. After all the attacks

:25:28.:25:32.

that we've seen, the field at the moment are sitting up, they are

:25:32.:25:36.

filling the road better to gutter. The urgency seems to be evaporating

:25:36.:25:42.

from the peloton. Zabelinskaya is profiting here big time. This is

:25:42.:25:46.

the opportunity to distance herself from the chasers. Nobody at the

:25:46.:25:51.

moment is limiting the gains of the leader. Can she keep the pace up?

:25:51.:25:55.

It's a long way to go, but she is a handy bike rider. She has won the

:25:55.:26:00.

women's version of the stage race in Sirmais overall throughout her

:26:00.:26:05.

career. She is a former world junior time-trial champion on the

:26:05.:26:08.

road and a former world junior points race champion. You are

:26:08.:26:13.

looking at him rider with a lot of quality. It is Russia with the lone

:26:13.:26:18.

leader, Zabelinskaya. There is the opportunity to see her mauve when

:26:18.:26:23.

she went away from the front of the peloton. She took an opportunity,

:26:23.:26:27.

she waited and waited, let the big names Tacy each other down. When

:26:27.:26:31.

she sensed it starting to ease, she launched an attack and has been

:26:31.:26:35.

given an opportunity, as they all looked at each other as she pushes

:26:36.:26:39.

out of these lanes. She will only be on the small roads for a little

:26:39.:26:49.
:26:49.:26:51.

longer before they start to head easier when you have the whole road

:26:51.:26:57.

to use on your own. Pooley has got a gap. She's having a go, she

:26:57.:27:03.

realises the danger. I was going to say, when you are on your own, you

:27:03.:27:07.

can find a good line as approach to being in the wheels and foreign

:27:07.:27:12.

somebody else which could lead you into a dangerous situation. That is

:27:12.:27:15.

a good move because the Americans have been very strong throughout.

:27:15.:27:19.

We will wait and see who she's got with her here. It might be Shelley

:27:19.:27:25.

Olds. It is, she's in really good form. Having just won a stage in

:27:25.:27:28.

the women's version of the tour of Italy. We will wait for that

:27:29.:27:33.

confirmation. I know that Stevens is wearing a red helmet. That is a

:27:33.:27:36.

massive gap they've given Emma Pooley. She's a fantastic time

:27:36.:27:46.

trialist. You can see the flurry of activity behind. It is Amber Neben

:27:46.:27:53.

is. Look at the reaction from behind, they don't like it. Now

:27:53.:27:58.

back to the leader, Zabelinskaya, who is in front of the action.

:27:58.:28:01.

Pooley has got no allies because she has already reflected her

:28:01.:28:04.

strengths and skills, and that is why they are pulling her back from

:28:04.:28:12.

behind. Marianne Vos is now having a go. The race is exploding into

:28:12.:28:17.

action. We have a British rider back in third place. They are going

:28:17.:28:23.

to pick up Zabelinskaya. We have four riders clear. That was Cooke

:28:23.:28:26.

back towards the front bed. Armitstead, who seems to have the

:28:26.:28:32.

job of marking Bosc, every move that she makes, it is starting to

:28:32.:28:37.

break up now. There are gaps appearing. This could be a

:28:37.:28:41.

fantastic move. That could have been a fatal mistake on behalf of

:28:41.:28:47.

the remnants of the peloton. Excellent move there. Great Britain

:28:47.:28:51.

have representation. Marianne Vos is the red hot favourite. You

:28:51.:28:55.

wouldn't have got very good odds on betting on forced to win this. But

:28:55.:28:59.

look at the driving power of the Dutch woman on the front now.

:28:59.:29:03.

Marianne Vos is beginning to turn the screw. This quartet of riders

:29:03.:29:07.

are distancing themselves. If they could bridge up it would be a

:29:07.:29:13.

quality group at the front. I feel sure that it's one that is probably

:29:13.:29:18.

going to stay away until the finish. Will be able to tell in the next

:29:18.:29:21.

few minutes if it's going to stick. But already we have motorbikes

:29:21.:29:27.

between these groups, which indicates there is a reasonable gap.

:29:27.:29:33.

So it is Zabelinskaya, boss, Pooley from Great Britain and we've got

:29:33.:29:43.
:29:43.:29:47.

keep this away. Lizzie Armitstead with Emma Pooley up the road. Two

:29:47.:29:57.
:29:57.:30:01.

for Great Britain, that would be a is Zabelinskaya, Marianne Vos,

:30:01.:30:11.
:30:11.:30:13.

Armitstead and Neben. Pooley has been so prominent but she's just

:30:13.:30:18.

slipped back. I'll slip back and you replace me. This is a great

:30:18.:30:21.

move. Germany on the back foot here. They've seen the danger and now

:30:21.:30:27.

have come to the front. Inevitably, sitting in the wheel of the German

:30:27.:30:30.

is a rider from Holland. She will not in any way contribute to the

:30:30.:30:35.

place. In fact, she will disrupt the rhythm of the chase, which will

:30:35.:30:40.

help Marianne Vos stay clear. This is very good. A rich mix of

:30:40.:30:46.

different countries. Not working too well together yet. Just

:30:46.:30:50.

starting to get organised now. They've been given a chance to take

:30:50.:30:53.

a breather and re-establish themselves in this group. If they

:30:53.:30:57.

work well together, they will be high, because the pressure has been

:30:57.:31:02.

on for a while. The teams having been able to reform, so the German

:31:02.:31:06.

team have spotted the danger but one person alone is not going to

:31:06.:31:09.

pull back a good working group of four, certainly a group of four of

:31:09.:31:13.

this quality. I think that is Shelley Olds in that group and not

:31:13.:31:23.
:31:23.:31:30.

Neben. Shelley Olds is in very good the case. It is Shelley Olds.

:31:30.:31:34.

think that is better for the Americans, because she's come into

:31:34.:31:37.

this race having completed the women's version of the Tour of

:31:37.:31:42.

Italy, where she nailed stage six. She's a bit of a sprinter as well.

:31:42.:31:48.

The leading group again is a Zabelinskaya of Russia, Armitstead

:31:48.:31:55.

of Great Britain. Number 18, Shelley Olds of USA. Number eight,

:31:55.:31:58.

the molten hot favourite right at the back, Maryam boss of the

:31:58.:32:04.

Netherlands. They are fully committed to this now. They have

:32:04.:32:09.

just 12 seconds lead and less than an hour of racing to go. It is

:32:09.:32:13.

Germany behind who have been caught out. They are desperately trying to

:32:13.:32:17.

get back on terms. But the quality of this group, and you can see how

:32:17.:32:20.

committed they are, it's going to be a very difficult for some to

:32:20.:32:26.

bring back. This could well be the defining moment, the moment of

:32:26.:32:31.

selection. Just look at Marianne Vos. She's so eager to get on with

:32:31.:32:35.

this. The world Cyclo Cross champion, she won that back in the

:32:35.:32:40.

end of January. She has been the Cyclo Cross champion on many

:32:40.:32:45.

occasions. She has been the world road champion many times, second in

:32:45.:32:48.

the world road championships. She comes into this having finished 6th

:32:48.:32:53.

in the Olympic Games in this road race in Beijing. But she is a gold

:32:53.:32:56.

medal winner from the Beijing Olympics when she won the points

:32:56.:33:00.

raised on the track. The roads are dry, that gives them the

:33:00.:33:06.

opportunity to swing into the corner at all tempo. Can Lizzie

:33:06.:33:10.

Armitstead do what they call Cook did four years ago and take the top

:33:10.:33:16.

spot here in the women's road race? She saw the time to go, it wasn't

:33:16.:33:20.

on the climb. The opportunity came over the top. A desperate chase

:33:20.:33:24.

behind by the Germans and Italians. They are getting organised as well.

:33:24.:33:29.

They know they've got minutes to get back on terms. Any hesitation

:33:30.:33:33.

and those four will slip away. That's what happened yesterday in

:33:33.:33:38.

the men's race. That hesitation allowed a gap of a minute to go and

:33:38.:33:42.

suddenly there wasn't enough road to pull it back. 16 seconds now the

:33:42.:33:47.

gap. It is a nice gap which has been engineered. It is an

:33:47.:33:50.

economical working group at the front. What happens when you just

:33:50.:33:53.

got two countries that are conscious of the fact the medals

:33:53.:33:56.

are slipping away? That is Italy and Germany doing the chasing

:33:56.:34:00.

behind. Team-mates of these riders will get involved in disrupting

:34:00.:34:06.

that rhythm. That is whether four will profit from it. They can take

:34:06.:34:10.

the corner as quickly as well. and Armitstead are both on the same

:34:10.:34:13.

professional team, so they know which other well. There's

:34:13.:34:18.

definitely an incentive to work together, but it is being hardboard

:34:18.:34:21.

behind to pull them back on terms. It is going to be touch and go

:34:21.:34:26.

whether they managed to do it. Judith Arndt herself contributing

:34:26.:34:30.

to the chase. She knows she has to work if she wants to have a shot at

:34:30.:34:35.

a metal. And she's not a sprinter, so sure have to work out a system

:34:35.:34:39.

of trying to jump clear at the end. She's not a pure sprinter, she's

:34:39.:34:44.

got the power but this is total commitment now. Look at the riding

:34:44.:34:48.

style of Marianne Vos, right on the nose of the saddle. When riders are

:34:48.:34:51.

there, totally committed in that position, you know the tempo is

:34:51.:34:55.

absolutely at its limit. There's the rider that caused the damage

:34:55.:35:05.
:35:05.:35:11.

originally bred at the front, the they have SPAR European Cross

:35:11.:35:18.

Country Championships the time trial. Great Britain have had a

:35:18.:35:24.

victory as well, but the USA are looking for their first winner

:35:24.:35:31.

since 1984 when collie carpenter Spotakova. There are only two of

:35:31.:35:36.

the Germans working now. Germany lost the chance yesterday by not

:35:37.:35:43.

contributing well, the British team not taking that chance. I think

:35:43.:35:48.

this group will stay away from Great Britain in the remnants of

:35:48.:35:55.

this peloton. We have Nicole Cooke and Emma Pooley waiting in the

:35:55.:36:03.

wings to counter anything. These four are profiting so any hesitant

:36:03.:36:13.
:36:13.:36:14.

that creeps into the minds of the peloton and due to the disruption

:36:14.:36:19.

of the team bike, they will get away. It is still bitterly at the

:36:19.:36:25.

front having a go, Sweden sitting second. I can only assume that is

:36:25.:36:33.

Johansson, the silver medal winner from Beijing. It is going up, 22

:36:33.:36:39.

seconds now. It is beginning to stretch out. The rain is battling

:36:39.:36:46.

down now on these riders, as we get a shot of Nicole Cooke on the

:36:46.:36:51.

wheels. She can't attack now, she has a team made up the road. We

:36:51.:36:56.

thought this might be her job at this point in the race but Lizzie

:36:56.:37:01.

Armitstead has taken it on instead. The Dutch and British teams

:37:01.:37:05.

policing this move now, not many people coming to the front. They

:37:05.:37:11.

have got to get a trace organised soon. If they get over half the

:37:11.:37:20.

minute, the morale of the peloton will go down and it could be over.

:37:20.:37:26.

This is the time gap, 20 seconds. That is the kind of news they want

:37:27.:37:33.

to receive. They can see their hard work is beginning to pay off here.

:37:33.:37:37.

That move right up the summit of the climb taken not by the rest of

:37:37.:37:47.

the chasers certainly paying off. It is 22 seconds, so it is far from

:37:47.:37:53.

over but the peloton now know they are on the back foot. They have

:37:53.:37:59.

really got to keep a persistent chase behind, really consistent.

:37:59.:38:05.

Any hesitation, these four riding well together now, three of them

:38:05.:38:09.

would get a medal now and they know it is worth the commitment and the

:38:09.:38:14.

effort. They won't start thinking about the finish until the last few

:38:14.:38:21.

kilometres. The Canadians having a discussion, deciding what to do

:38:21.:38:28.

about this. Should we contribute to this chasing? All the time, the

:38:28.:38:33.

kilometres ticking by. They have got to contribute or lose the

:38:33.:38:41.

chance of a medal. 22 seconds now, so it is touch and go. The gap is

:38:41.:38:49.

testament to the monumental effort from the four at the front. We

:38:49.:38:53.

really are at a juicy stage in this competition. It inspires you when

:38:53.:38:58.

you see the effort made by these four and Great Britain in with a

:38:58.:39:03.

chance of nailing a place on the podium. Lizzie Armitstead is a

:39:03.:39:10.

great sprinter and Marianne Vos will know that. They are in a suit

:39:10.:39:15.

her position. Emma Pooley will not contribute to the pace, and neither

:39:15.:39:22.

with Judith Arndt at the front, the world time trial champion. Those

:39:22.:39:28.

three now are going away from the head of the peloton. The Italian,

:39:28.:39:37.

who was doing the chasing, is now on the back foot. Again, they are

:39:37.:39:43.

making this mistake, just one rider trying to pull this back. There are

:39:43.:39:53.
:39:53.:39:54.

four quality riders further up the road. 19 seconds, the gap now. Some

:39:54.:40:00.

serious inroads being made, but one rider will not pull them back.

:40:00.:40:04.

than it is possibly the one rider who could do the damage here. Being

:40:04.:40:12.

the time-trial champion, she can keep the pace very high. -- Judith

:40:12.:40:22.
:40:22.:40:23.

Arndt. It has gone back to 21 seconds, this really is an

:40:23.:40:28.

unbelievable chase here, spellbinding. I think we are seeing

:40:29.:40:32.

fluctuations in the G Ps system, curves in the road, because the

:40:32.:40:42.
:40:42.:40:48.

pace is consistent here, not letting off. I don't think the

:40:48.:40:52.

motorbikes should be there, there was some of that yesterday when the

:40:52.:40:56.

riders were gesticulating, telling them to get out of the way.

:40:56.:41:03.

Germans getting a bit of help there, Judith Arndt doing a lot of the

:41:03.:41:09.

work on her own and she has some help here. I don't think they have

:41:09.:41:13.

the power to close this down because they have some sprinters

:41:13.:41:20.

who do not want to get involved in a chase of this severity. 22

:41:20.:41:25.

seconds is a nice gap to have because they are approaching the

:41:25.:41:30.

flat fast roads which will lead them back to the Mall. Marianne Vos

:41:30.:41:34.

at the front with a workmanlike style, really eager to keep the

:41:34.:41:42.

pace going. They are working well together but we have fresh legs

:41:42.:41:47.

behind coming to help the chase, but it is not consistent. It is in

:41:47.:41:52.

the balance now, this will be decided over the next few

:41:52.:41:57.

kilometres as they go on their way back to London these roads will be

:41:57.:42:02.

getting bigger. These riders have the opportunity of carving

:42:02.:42:06.

themselves a place into sporting immortality by nailing the top

:42:06.:42:14.

podium position in this women's road race. 140 kilometres, 66

:42:14.:42:24.
:42:24.:42:25.

riders, but the field really has split. The Russia and at the front

:42:25.:42:33.

is really eager to keep the pressure on. I think the pressure

:42:33.:42:36.

is starting to tell on Lizzie Armitstead. All of them totally

:42:36.:42:42.

committed, driving as hard as they can. For this short time, they are

:42:42.:42:47.

on the same team, working together. The gap is supposedly coming down,

:42:47.:42:54.

but we can't see much in this torrential rain. 12 seconds, that

:42:54.:43:00.

is very close. Can you see anything from behind the motorbikes? The

:43:00.:43:05.

trace his Dillon, the Germans are still pulling everyone along. They

:43:05.:43:09.

have the confidence to think they can bridge the gap and it is

:43:09.:43:14.

Germany working tirelessly here. This is the problem, they just did

:43:14.:43:24.
:43:24.:43:31.

so much work to pull back the gap and it is yo you yo-yoing all the

:43:31.:43:38.

time. You have got to start asking the questions, who has managed to

:43:38.:43:42.

save the most strength from the peloton behind because those at the

:43:42.:43:47.

front will have given the most. It's it is all over the place now.

:43:47.:43:53.

We had just got to believe in the rider's we have got. We have top

:43:53.:43:58.

four riders, Judith Arndt is a fantastic athlete to have at your

:43:58.:44:03.

service, one of the best time trial was in the world. They will have to

:44:03.:44:13.

be so careful on LEAs spends now. With those time checks a 27 seconds,

:44:13.:44:22.

it is like Judith Arndt tracing the four down. We have got a favour the

:44:22.:44:28.

four to stay away. They do some turning, then they stop. That is

:44:28.:44:35.

the problem, they have not got big teams, just a maximum of four

:44:35.:44:39.

riders sono individual country can pull this back. The need an

:44:39.:44:44.

amalgamation. It will be very difficult for them to come back.

:44:44.:44:50.

The gap is actually 26 seconds so they will not need much now. We are

:44:50.:44:57.

not going on these captions we are getting at the moment, we believe

:44:57.:45:04.

they are having some G Ps problems. The closing stages of this race RN

:45:04.:45:08.

crusted with and for Rawling action, spellbinding action, to decide

:45:08.:45:12.

where the medals will go and we have four different countries

:45:12.:45:18.

hanging on to the lead which we estimate at just over 20 seconds.

:45:18.:45:27.

That is a handy working cushion and the chasing pack will have to do

:45:27.:45:32.

something special. And now they are getting themselves organised. We

:45:33.:45:36.

have five different riders representing different nations

:45:36.:45:41.

starting to get together. We have Teutenberg at the front staying out

:45:41.:45:50.

of trouble. Judith Arndt has needed some company, she has got it now.

:45:50.:45:54.

If they work consistently together, they could do some damage but they

:45:54.:45:59.

have a very short amount of time to get back on terms because the

:45:59.:46:03.

kilometres are ticking away. They know they are in with a great

:46:03.:46:08.

chance of getting a podium position. Lizzie Armitstead looks very good

:46:08.:46:13.

to me. We have lost a rider, that is not good to the group, and it

:46:13.:46:20.

looks like Shelley Olds of the USA has gone. When did that happen? We

:46:20.:46:27.

didn't see her go. She is back with the group now, by the look of it.

:46:27.:46:32.

What happened? She is right at the back of the group. We didn't see

:46:32.:46:38.

what the incident was, but there have been a lot of different

:46:38.:46:43.

punctures in this race. You can see her wheels are different so it is

:46:43.:46:47.

highly likely she has suffered a puncture. This could be devastating,

:46:47.:46:52.

she was really contributing and they have now lost one quarter of

:46:52.:46:58.

their workforce. One of the members of the leading group, Shelley Olds,

:46:58.:47:04.

has gone. We didn't see it, but it doesn't mean the three riders are

:47:04.:47:08.

all medal-winners if they can stay away. Which way will the colours

:47:09.:47:17.

go? Lizzie Armitstead, Marianne Vos. Who is that? Johansson, one of the

:47:17.:47:21.

big favourites. She is a strong rider to take out of the group at

:47:21.:47:25.

the back which was helping with the chasing. Her team was helping with

:47:26.:47:30.

the chasing and the pressure will not let off now. I don't know

:47:30.:47:35.

whether individually she can get on terms with the main group, let

:47:35.:47:40.

alone the three at the front. Everyone in this breakaway now is

:47:40.:47:45.

guaranteed a medal if they stay away, and that is some motivation.

:47:45.:47:51.

I just said that, but where will the commas go? I don't know too

:47:51.:47:58.

much about the sprinting skills. I know a lot about Marianne Vos and

:47:58.:48:01.

Lizzie Armitstead, and Lizzie Armitstead on her day could really

:48:01.:48:06.

put Marianne Vos under pressure. It just depends on how they approached

:48:06.:48:14.

the line. This is a really big trio of talent setting themselves up for

:48:14.:48:23.

the medals. Italy holding their own, this group of three riders. That

:48:23.:48:27.

half the minute has become more interesting, and suddenly Johansson

:48:27.:48:32.

has a problem with the rear brake which requires some help. That

:48:32.:48:41.

really is naughty, that is actually being pushed. They are heading

:48:41.:48:44.

towards Hampton Court and they will be assembling here on Wednesday

:48:44.:48:49.

when they tackle the time-trial. Just got a glimpse of Teutenberg of

:48:49.:48:54.

Germany, and the sprinter, and she will be thinking to herself that

:48:54.:48:58.

she is sprinting for fourth place here, one shy of the podium, and

:48:58.:49:05.

that is not exactly what she wanted. She can do nothing now. She is in a

:49:05.:49:09.

similar position to Mark Cavendish yesterday. She just have to trust

:49:09.:49:15.

the team to control the race. These three are motivated now, and of

:49:15.:49:19.

course we have Nicole Cooke and M are poorly held in reserve should

:49:19.:49:24.

this not work, but it is looking more and more likely and we are

:49:24.:49:34.
:49:34.:49:35.

seeing some distance growing little bit. 20 kilometres remaining,

:49:35.:49:41.

they need all three of them to work together. It looks as though Olga

:49:41.:49:46.

Zabelinskaya is running out of steam. That will play into the

:49:46.:49:50.

advantage of the group behind, because there are more workers

:49:50.:49:55.

behind if she becomes a passenger and she has to sit on the back. The

:49:55.:50:01.

workload is: To be raised by a third, and it means it is Lizzie

:50:01.:50:04.

Armitstead and Marianne Vos are trying to stay clear for the medals.

:50:05.:50:11.

The Russian is struggling, that is not good. But she is coming through.

:50:11.:50:18.

Perhaps it was only a little falter, they need all of them to contribute.

:50:18.:50:27.

The gap is growing. Slowly, slowly moving further up the road. These

:50:27.:50:31.

riders are utterly committed, this is their shot. Lizzie Armitstead

:50:31.:50:37.

getting some food, it is important to keep on top of the fuel supply.

:50:37.:50:43.

Olga Zabelinskaya will do everything she can. She is at

:50:43.:50:52.

classed by the other two. I think Lizzie Armitstead showed the form

:50:52.:50:56.

that she has got, the sprint will be close between her and Marianne

:50:56.:51:04.

Vos. They are in the form of their lives. We are hedging our bets on

:51:04.:51:08.

the form of Olga Zabelinskaya. She is not always in the leading

:51:08.:51:13.

positions, but she is making a real fist of it. Now, she is

:51:13.:51:17.

contributing well to the workload. Look at the position of Marianne

:51:17.:51:22.

Vos, she is such a talent. Can Lizzie Armitstead do what Nicole

:51:22.:51:30.

Cooke did for Mark Ridgers ago? They are looking good. We think the

:51:30.:51:34.

gap might be more than that. We will get some confirmation for due

:51:34.:51:41.

in a seconder. We have got our own timing. We believe the gap is now

:51:41.:51:46.

40 seconds. I do not think they will get caught. They are punching

:51:46.:51:50.

well above their weight, inspired by the fact that they know they

:51:50.:51:55.

have got a medal from the Olympic Games. Italy still on the front,

:51:55.:52:01.

tapping out the rhythm to try and ruin the chances of the three ahead.

:52:01.:52:07.

The praise of Italians at the front, the flick of the elbow, keep the

:52:07.:52:12.

pace-stop we need more than three riders if they want to print this

:52:12.:52:19.

race back. They have an influx of fresh legs. When Emma Johansson had

:52:20.:52:25.

a puncture, they lost some important support. But these three

:52:25.:52:30.

are consistent, they have got time to dodo. They might get some fresh

:52:30.:52:34.

legs and close the gap. The three are consistently pushing on all the

:52:34.:52:42.

way as they come back across the Thames. There is Hampton court

:52:42.:52:48.

Palace, what a glorious shot. A hugely impressive message that they

:52:48.:52:56.

are sending. Lizzie Armitstead injecting more pace. She has put

:52:56.:53:01.

the Russian under pressure. I think she will do better to keep the pace

:53:01.:53:08.

consistent. You need to stay together. We know our cheques are

:53:08.:53:13.

accurate, 40 seconds, that is fantastic news. It will be morale-

:53:13.:53:20.

sapping for the peloton behind. They are losing more ground. Olga

:53:20.:53:27.

Zabelinskaya it is not doing much. Shelley Olds was doing all she

:53:27.:53:32.

could earlier, every little bit counts. But these three have a

:53:32.:53:38.

different situation, when you are committed, guaranteed a medal.

:53:38.:53:42.

at the sinuous line that was formed, that tells you that the pressure is

:53:42.:53:50.

fully on at the front. Germany carving out the pace, with Judith

:53:50.:53:54.

Arndt looking after the interests of Ina Teutenberg. They chase like

:53:54.:53:59.

this will be very telling, because if they bridge, Ina Teutenberg will

:53:59.:54:05.

have nobody to lead her out, because Judith Arndt will surely be

:54:05.:54:10.

spent. The gap has confirmed at 36 seconds. The disparity in the

:54:10.:54:17.

abilities of the front trio is the problem. They need three bodies.

:54:17.:54:20.

Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead are clearly superior, and that is

:54:20.:54:25.

causing a problem. Olga Zabelinskaya will do all she can,

:54:25.:54:31.

let's hope it is enough. They had eaten more time. They are both in

:54:31.:54:40.

imperious form. We are observing weakness bringing it -- coming into

:54:40.:54:45.

the effort of Olga Zabelinskaya. You get the feeling she is still

:54:45.:54:50.

trying to help the other two, but if she weakens more, she could get

:54:50.:54:54.

dropped away and get picked up by the peloton, which will leave the

:54:54.:55:00.

two at the front to do the work. It is planed nicely into the hands of

:55:00.:55:04.

the front three at the moment. are getting organised behind, we

:55:04.:55:10.

have got America and Emma Johansson's team, the Germans, the

:55:10.:55:16.

whole group starting to work. Emma Pooley sitting on the back, waiting

:55:16.:55:22.

to see what happens. No need to worry about placings. She can get

:55:22.:55:26.

maximum shelter if she wants to. There is a wider near the back,

:55:26.:55:31.

that she came to the front, but would help the others. It is Linda

:55:32.:55:38.

Melanie Villumsen. If Nicole Cooke can get amongst the front riders

:55:38.:55:41.

and start to disrupt the rhythm, that would play very nicely into

:55:41.:55:46.

the hands of Lizzie Armitstead. is getting herself behind the

:55:46.:55:54.

chases, but we have a consistent five or six riders going through.

:55:54.:55:57.

Judith Arndt and Kristin Armstrong are amongst them, that is a strong

:55:57.:56:01.

group. At the front, they are starting to feel the pressure and

:56:01.:56:11.

crack a little bit. 20 riders left? 20, maximum. Kristin Armstrong has

:56:11.:56:15.

come to different, she has one of the best time trials in the

:56:15.:56:22.

business, a former world champion. With Judith Arndt, two specialists

:56:22.:56:26.

against the clock, bake or the wrong two to chase down the front

:56:26.:56:30.

three. But they are determined. They have got the bit between their

:56:30.:56:40.
:56:40.:56:40.

teeth. It is touch and go, we have a nail-biting situation. Kristin

:56:40.:56:45.

Armstrong to ring a massive amount of work. Still up there, Noemi

:56:45.:56:52.

Cantele of Italy. They will be given the incentive that the death

:56:52.:56:58.

is coming down. They are piling on the pressure, they have just got a

:56:58.:57:04.

few minutes to de rigueur. The gap is still over 30 seconds on my

:57:04.:57:09.

watch. I have taken a mark on the other side of this building. The

:57:09.:57:16.

front three of still holding their own, I reckon the cat is 34 seconds.

:57:16.:57:21.

-- gap. These twists of going to make the difference, that will

:57:21.:57:27.

really help these three. Lizzie Armitstead really is absolutely

:57:27.:57:31.

flying. She is quite close to the motorbike, she could profit from

:57:31.:57:39.

that. Olga Zabelinskaya is second. The work and the damage is being

:57:39.:57:44.

done by Kristin Armstrong by the USA, she is beginning to turn the

:57:45.:57:50.

screw. All the American team are near the front, so the rider that

:57:50.:57:59.

was in the break, Shelley Olds, she is still there. If the gap is 39

:57:59.:58:03.

seconds, they have gone up a bit. But we will not rely on that, we

:58:03.:58:10.

will do our own times. These calamitous cannot count down fast

:58:10.:58:15.

enough for the front three, all of them are guaranteed a medal --

:58:16.:58:21.

these kilometres cannot count down fast enough. I did not want to call

:58:21.:58:31.
:58:31.:58:33.

the sprint. These three are totally committed. Each one of them has got

:58:33.:58:37.

a medal guaranteed if they can get to the line ahead of the chasing

:58:37.:58:42.

peloton. Where the colours will go, we have to wait and see, but they

:58:42.:58:46.

are impressive, they are working consistently. It was a difficult

:58:46.:58:54.

move to get going, it happened on the descent. They will soon be

:58:54.:58:58.

heading through Richmond Park. From there, it is not far to get back

:58:58.:59:03.

into the city. It is not a good time, because when they are into

:59:04.:59:07.

Richmond Park, it will be possible for the chasing group to see the

:59:07.:59:13.

leaders. Lizzie Armitstead said they need to know what is happening

:59:13.:59:19.

behind. They are not getting the information. Normally, they would

:59:19.:59:24.

have radios. They can get all of this information from the cars

:59:24.:59:30.

behind. They are not getting anything a tall, very frustrating.

:59:30.:59:35.

It was the same situation for the men. We can use our own stopwatches

:59:35.:59:43.

to gauge the difference. They need to get the white board up there on

:59:43.:59:47.

the motorbike to tell the leaders what the advantage is, because they

:59:47.:59:52.

are blind, they do not know what it is. Another American comes up to

:59:52.:59:58.

the front, Judith Arndt is always there in the next. We come up to

:59:58.:00:04.

Richmond Park. It is touch and go. It is a nail-biter in the closing

:00:04.:00:10.

stages. The crowd are crouching against the barriers, they will

:00:10.:00:16.

recognise the co-owners of the British rider, and the cacophony of

:00:16.:00:19.

applause for Lizzie Armitstead, she is trying to ride away from the

:00:19.:00:24.

rest. We enter Richmond Park for the second time, the finish is

:00:24.:00:33.

getting ever nearer. That time, 40 seconds, is not too far off, I will

:00:33.:00:39.

give you a cheque in a minute. The gap is getting bigger. More people

:00:39.:00:43.

are contributing behind, but they are not of the class of dividers we

:00:43.:00:49.

saw before. Olga Zabelinskaya it is struggling at, and that is breaking

:00:49.:00:54.

up the momentum. They are still hammering away with the challenge

:00:54.:00:59.

of keeping the group behind away from getting up to them. Looked at

:00:59.:01:04.

Marianne Vos, she is looking good. She would love to get a time check,

:01:04.:01:10.

I cannot understand why they are not being told. Marianne Vos and

:01:10.:01:15.

Lizzie Armitstead need to be on each other. They are separated by

:01:15.:01:19.

Olga Zabelinskaya at the moment. If they could get together, it would

:01:19.:01:26.

help the Russian to contribute. She did just do what she could. The

:01:27.:01:33.

peloton of getting a time check, but we cannot see that. They are

:01:33.:01:38.

frustrated by that. They have sent a message to the peloton of seismic

:01:38.:01:45.

proportions. Fake or full of riding, and if they want to be pulled back,

:01:45.:01:51.

the peloton has to do something impressive. If that time is right,

:01:51.:01:57.

they are getting away marginally. It is there or thereabouts. We can

:01:57.:02:04.

be sure within five or six seconds. The peloton on not making any

:02:04.:02:08.

inroads at the moment. The danger for the front group is if they

:02:08.:02:12.

start to look at each other in the closing kilometres. They have got a

:02:12.:02:16.

big margin, but that could be eroded if they play cat-and-mouse

:02:16.:02:23.

too early. It is a gallant effort by the three at the front. They are

:02:24.:02:29.

trying to hold off the field. They are starting to punch a little,

:02:29.:02:34.

which indicates the sting is carried out of the chase. They will

:02:34.:02:42.

not manage it, the kilometres are ticking down. It really is a nail-

:02:42.:02:48.

biter. 10 miles, you could not have written a better script. The

:02:48.:02:55.

Patriot isn't is beginning to spill over. -- page it is a map. They

:02:55.:02:58.

will know that Lizzie Armitstead is approaching, they are getting the

:02:58.:03:03.

commentary feed on the screens. She will get eight huge lift, these are

:03:03.:03:09.

great moments for the Yorkshire lass. One of the reasons you see

:03:10.:03:16.

Olga Zabelinskaya suffering a bit, going through Richmond Park, it

:03:17.:03:21.

undulates a little bit. That was nothing to them before, but now,

:03:21.:03:25.

they are starting to feel the fatigue, the pressure has been on

:03:25.:03:32.

for two and was, and we saw Lizzie Armitstead making sure she had a

:03:32.:03:38.

gel, keeping on top of the feeding. That is professional, you are

:03:38.:03:42.

keeping on the pressure on the pedals, and if you forget something

:03:43.:03:50.

like that, it can destroy your race. This is a weather and road. It does

:03:51.:03:59.

undulate. Nicole Cooke on the left, she is getting behind the chasers.

:03:59.:04:04.

It does not persuade anybody else from helping out. Everybody working

:04:04.:04:09.

hard, they have got six or seven riders, they are not making any

:04:09.:04:14.

inroads. Looking at Nicole Cooke makes me realise, she was delayed

:04:14.:04:22.

with a problem earlier. Kristin Armstrong is slipping back. Come on,

:04:22.:04:27.

Lizzie Armitstead says. She is gesticulating at the others.

:04:27.:04:32.

Marianne Vos was looking back in concerned. Lizzie Armitstead fall

:04:32.:04:42.
:04:42.:04:49.

and better in fact towards the end of this race. Marianne Vos always

:04:49.:04:56.

tends to miss out on the big ones, that could happen again. The final

:04:56.:05:02.

kilometres unfolding in the race. It is a carbon copy of the race in

:05:02.:05:07.

Beijing. That was a thriller when Nicole Cooke got the gold ahead of

:05:07.:05:12.

Johansson, but the weather was exactly the same as well. It was

:05:12.:05:20.

peppering down, just as it is now. They are round the corner safely,

:05:20.:05:29.

now they can lie in off-again. saw some gaps starting to appear.

:05:29.:05:34.

They are being very careful around the corners, and right they should

:05:34.:05:38.

be as well. They have everything to lose and this margin is very good

:05:38.:05:45.

indeed. It would need something terrible to go wrong not to

:05:45.:05:50.

maintain this now. They are consistently working together,

:05:50.:05:55.

knowing that a medal could be theirs. I am pleased to say that it

:05:55.:05:59.

looks like Zabelinskaya has got over the Hickok which we thought

:05:59.:06:04.

earlier on meant she had run out of steam. She is actually

:06:04.:06:10.

contributing... Look at the Canadian on the corner, she almost

:06:10.:06:15.

went down. She just about rectified the problem. We have a problem, I

:06:15.:06:23.

think that was another one of the Canadians. There is another attack

:06:23.:06:29.

on the front from the USA. We can tell you for sure the lead has

:06:29.:06:34.

extended to 50 seconds now, which ironically is about the same

:06:34.:06:38.

distance the front group had in the men's race yesterday and they made

:06:38.:06:47.

it all the way to the line. These three are in fantastic shape now.

:06:47.:06:52.

bet that gave her an adrenalin rush. She just about managed to stay

:06:52.:07:00.

upright. Who will win this contest? We have two cracking sprinters,

:07:00.:07:05.

with Lizzie Armitstead and Marianne Vos. We don't know too much about

:07:05.:07:10.

the sprinting ability of Zabelinskaya. The motorbike getting

:07:10.:07:15.

very close. Normally the judges would be much more on top of things

:07:15.:07:22.

like that. It is not ideal for them to get help from passing traffic.

:07:22.:07:26.

The slipstream makes a big difference, really helps out. It is

:07:26.:07:31.

like having someone else in the group for a few seconds, but these

:07:31.:07:38.

three we can safely say have done the work themselves. They have not

:07:38.:07:43.

faltered at all. We have seen some big names chasing behind. We have

:07:43.:07:50.

seen Judith Arndt on the front, but to no avail and these three have

:07:50.:07:56.

make the gap bigger and bigger. have got to ask yourself the

:07:56.:08:03.

question, if they do maintain the lead, success is getting what you

:08:03.:08:07.

want but happiness is likely what you get so they are all in with a

:08:07.:08:14.

chance of getting the medals, but which way will the colours go?

:08:14.:08:19.

buffer it is looking more and more healthy, as we get a shot of them

:08:19.:08:24.

are poorly at the back. I think she wants some information from the car,

:08:24.:08:28.

she wants to know what is going on at the front, but there is nothing

:08:28.:08:38.
:08:38.:08:43.

she can do a -- apart from police the moves. A few seconds game can

:08:43.:08:50.

help them. This will be the last time she feeds between now and the

:08:50.:08:55.

dinner table tonight, and will it be a celebration meal? They know

:08:55.:09:00.

they are in with an opportunity of having a crack at the medals. They

:09:00.:09:05.

can see the kilometres slipping away, getting nearer to the finish.

:09:05.:09:10.

Look at Lizzie Armitstead getting great support from the roadside. A

:09:10.:09:18.

terrific display of even work here, three riders like a team time trial.

:09:18.:09:22.

They have the order better now as well. Zabelinskaya is looking

:09:22.:09:27.

better towards the end of the race. She will contribute when she can

:09:27.:09:32.

but she is not getting the change in pace as she was before. She was

:09:32.:09:37.

splitting up these two strong riders. The road is covered in

:09:37.:09:43.

water, torrential rain has not stopped for the last half-hour.

:09:43.:09:49.

They are called in a bullish mood as they continued to pour on the

:09:49.:09:54.

coals. Lizzie Armitstead is totally inspired by the occasion. Italy

:09:54.:09:59.

once again coming to the front but I feel their chances are beginning

:09:59.:10:03.

to evaporate. You can see it in their faces. There doesn't seem

:10:03.:10:08.

that passion to bring this back. A lot of these countries have only

:10:08.:10:11.

one rider, and you would have thought they would start to work

:10:12.:10:17.

through to give themselves at least an opportunity of getting a medal.

:10:17.:10:22.

There is nothing the sprinter can do, it is in the hands of her team-

:10:22.:10:29.

mates. I think the heart is going out of this chase now. I think that

:10:29.:10:35.

is a good show it. 27 years of age, Teutenberg, a long career she has

:10:35.:10:40.

had an she must be thinking she was in with a chance here. I was just

:10:40.:10:45.

wondering if there would be a danger on that corner, but this is

:10:45.:10:50.

a real wide sweeping arc as they make their way to the finish.

:10:50.:11:00.

they are starting to just six miles of racing to go, when these three

:11:00.:11:05.

might start to think about attacking each other. Almost

:11:05.:11:10.

certainly the attack will come from Marianne Vos or Lizzie Armitstead.

:11:10.:11:15.

Ones that start, the working will stop and the gap will be eroded.

:11:15.:11:21.

They need to start thinking about that when there is only three

:11:21.:11:27.

kilometres to go. I don't want to start thinking about that because

:11:27.:11:32.

the bunch is pouring down on them. Pity is the very handsome cushion

:11:32.:11:37.

of advantage for the three ahead but I don't want to see them

:11:37.:11:42.

attacking each other until the final kilometre, then they will be

:11:42.:11:47.

safe. Still a sizable group here but only a few passengers

:11:47.:11:54.

contributing to the pace. They had those time checks and it showed

:11:54.:11:58.

them their work has been for nothing. These three have taken

:11:58.:12:02.

more time out of them and the morale will have dropped in the

:12:02.:12:09.

peloton. These three are going to find more of that courage as they

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ask more of themselves, but their ideas are turning very efficiently

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and I am pleased to say Zabelinskaya looks as if she has

:12:18.:12:23.

got over that he cupped hand they are motoring on nearer and nearer

:12:23.:12:33.
:12:33.:12:40.

to the finish. -- got over that hiccup. Nine kilometres remaining,

:12:40.:12:46.

about 12 minutes, and we have a British rider poised, possibly, to

:12:46.:12:54.

take a gold medal. Marianne Vos is some serious competition. They will

:12:54.:12:59.

be going over Putney Bridge for the final time, the final crossing over

:12:59.:13:04.

the Thames before they start to go on to Fulham Road and then the

:13:04.:13:11.

conclusion on to the finish. They are still working flat out here.

:13:11.:13:21.
:13:21.:13:22.

The break developed through Zabelinskaya. One of the Finnish

:13:22.:13:26.

riders is trying to bridge the gap on her Rome, she will not make it

:13:26.:13:34.

on her own. There was an incredible reaction from Shelley Olds, who

:13:34.:13:44.

went along with Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead, and that his --

:13:44.:13:49.

is how the break happened. Somebody will attack, then they will get

:13:49.:13:54.

caught, and it will slow again so that really is playing into the

:13:54.:13:58.

hands of these three. One of the most thrilling of the women's

:13:58.:14:03.

contests for the gold medal that I have seen and it's certainly is

:14:03.:14:08.

going to go right down to the wire. The chase, they have not given up,

:14:08.:14:12.

but we are looking at the possibility of Great Britain

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replicating the gold medal position of four years ago with Lizzie

:14:17.:14:22.

Armitstead. The Dutch have won this twice. We have a problem, one of

:14:22.:14:32.

the Russians has had to stop. She will never get back. She crashed.

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Dear, oh dear. How did she do that? She touched the wheel in the middle

:14:39.:14:44.

of the bunch. With the wet road surface, she will not have suffered

:14:44.:14:49.

too badly. She will live to fight another day, but her race is over

:14:49.:14:54.

now. Marianne Vos is trying to become the third woman from Holland

:14:54.:15:04.
:15:04.:15:14.

to win this title. There has never been a win by Russia. America

:15:15.:15:18.

continued the chase from behind, and the kilometres are slipping

:15:18.:15:24.

away. We are getting to the business end of the contest. Nine

:15:24.:15:30.

minutes of racing remaining. Will they be working all the way to the

:15:31.:15:36.

line? They have lost some of that advantage. 38 seconds now, that has

:15:36.:15:42.

closed the gap, but is it enough? They have to keep the pressure on

:15:42.:15:48.

if they want to keep in contention. It will not be easy, but I think

:15:48.:15:58.
:15:58.:16:01.

that time for to -- the time on the caption is not correct, we are

:16:01.:16:06.

keeping our own time here. They have had some of their advantage

:16:06.:16:16.
:16:16.:16:16.

nibbled away. If it starts early, that will not help. They will know

:16:16.:16:25.

that. They don't know if they had time, they have not seen the time

:16:25.:16:30.

checks, but they have got to go all the way to the last few kilometres

:16:30.:16:37.

before they start seeing which medals they will get. It is nail-

:16:37.:16:43.

biting to say the least, just over three miles, and we are seeing 50

:16:43.:16:48.

seconds but we are timing ourselves here in the commentary box and we

:16:48.:16:54.

think that is rather generous. We think it is something more like 38,

:16:54.:17:01.

40, but it is a handsome margin. That is a problem for Emma Pooley.

:17:01.:17:05.

Emma Pooley of Great Britain, who has been so aggressive throughout

:17:05.:17:12.

the race, has picked up a problem. It may well be a puncture. That

:17:12.:17:16.

means Nicole Cooke is isolated as the only other British survivor in

:17:16.:17:23.

what is left of the peloton. Crouching down, keeping the tempo

:17:23.:17:27.

high. The you can see they are riding hard to now but they have

:17:27.:17:31.

backed off ever-so-slightly. They are starting to think about the

:17:31.:17:41.
:17:41.:17:44.

finish. The Belgium here, another good rider. We can see Emma Pooley

:17:44.:17:52.

getting back on her bike but it is too late now. She helped Lizzie

:17:52.:17:57.

Armitstead get into this position, and that is everything the British

:17:57.:18:01.

team could ask for. This is exactly the person they wanted to bring to

:18:01.:18:11.

the sprint finish. Soon into Knightsbridge before they get to

:18:11.:18:17.

constitution Hill and the concluding approach into the red

:18:17.:18:24.

tarmac in the Mall. They are being advised of the action so they know

:18:24.:18:34.
:18:34.:18:36.

there is a British rider in contention for a medal here. It

:18:36.:18:45.

there has been severe action, and heaps of attacks that we have been

:18:45.:18:49.

able to commentate on. It concerns a lot of the other races I have

:18:49.:18:54.

seen over the season. Zabelinskaya contradicting valiantly. She has

:18:54.:19:01.

been in trouble a couple of times on this breakaway, all the way back

:19:01.:19:06.

from the lanes of sorry. There has been an hour they have spent,

:19:06.:19:14.

toiling away, Zabelinskaya doing all she can. She is assured of a

:19:14.:19:20.

medal now, barring any mishap. We think the time gaps are starting to

:19:20.:19:26.

become more accurate now and the gap is starting to creep up. There

:19:26.:19:31.

has been a flurry of speed, then that eases whilst they look at each

:19:31.:19:41.
:19:41.:19:45.

he's back, that does not counter the consistent workload of the

:19:45.:19:50.

three. A well or old engine, the legs going up-and-down like pistons.

:19:50.:19:55.

They know they are definitely in for a podium position. Another

:19:55.:19:59.

spirited effort from behind, as the riders try to pull back the three,

:19:59.:20:04.

but I think their efforts are in favour. The Russian takes her a

:20:04.:20:10.

last drink of the race. The race is getting closer and closer.

:20:10.:20:16.

cameras could do with stained with these three, because we might start

:20:16.:20:21.

to see some attacks. I am sure it will come from Lizzie Armitstead or

:20:21.:20:26.

Marianne Vos. I do not know if she will have the confidence to leave

:20:26.:20:32.

it to a sprint, but they might attack before they get to the line.

:20:32.:20:37.

Judith Arndt coming to different, she has pulled the peloton I longed.

:20:37.:20:42.

She would have done better to have stayed in the wheels are a bit and

:20:42.:20:48.

tried to jump clear up and instigate a splinter attack. She is

:20:48.:20:52.

pulling the peloton on all the time. That has not achieved the target of

:20:52.:20:58.

pulling back to the front three. We are getting towards the end. Less

:20:58.:21:03.

than three kilometres to go. They are getting some time checks from a

:21:03.:21:13.
:21:13.:21:13.

motorbike. Somebody has just decided they need some information.

:21:13.:21:17.

The last 2.5 kilometres of this race. They will have to be so

:21:17.:21:24.

vigilant, they have worked so hard for this opportunity. Lizzie

:21:24.:21:30.

Armitstead has to watch Marianne Vos. They are going to start to

:21:30.:21:36.

think about going for the winner. Positioning is so important.

:21:36.:21:40.

Whether or not Marianne Vos will be pleased to lead, I do not know. I

:21:40.:21:47.

am sure Lizzie Armitstead will want to come from behind. Olga

:21:47.:21:52.

Zabelinskaya is indifferent. It looks like Marianne Vos wants to

:21:52.:21:59.

keep the Russian at the front. We are getting closer to the finish.

:21:59.:22:03.

Lockout for the red kite, that is the pennant that will tell us there

:22:03.:22:08.

is only one kilometre to go. This is age huge effort from the Russian,

:22:08.:22:14.

Marianne Vos does not want to come through. Olga Zabelinskaya says, a

:22:14.:22:22.

bronze medal, that is all I am going to get any way. She eased off

:22:22.:22:28.

the pace a little bit, but she is still riding. They have lost a few

:22:28.:22:33.

seconds. They cannot mess about, because the group behind are still

:22:33.:22:38.

working to try to pull them back. Lizzie Armitstead is taking a turn

:22:38.:22:43.

at the back. Do not do it for too long, otherwise the group will

:22:43.:22:48.

close you down. Marianne Vos has taken the sting out of the pace,

:22:48.:22:54.

she is not governed as quickly as she was before. This is clever from

:22:54.:23:00.

Lizzie Armitstead. She is out of sight of Marianne Vos. Olga

:23:00.:23:04.

Zabelinskaya is going early, I cannot believe it! She is trying to

:23:04.:23:12.

jump clear. It was a forlorn effort, it was more of an acceleration. She

:23:12.:23:19.

has not got the sharpness of speed of the other two. Lizzie Armitstead

:23:19.:23:23.

is playing a dangerous game, she is bluffing Marianne Vos. She wants to

:23:23.:23:27.

stay at the back and have the advantage of surprise for a sprint

:23:27.:23:34.

finish. She started early, it is nail-biting. It is quite scary.

:23:34.:23:40.

They are round the corner safely. They will see the kite soon. Under

:23:40.:23:48.

1000 metres, just over, remaining. The red kite, one kilometre to go.

:23:48.:23:55.

Who will be the Olympic champion? Olga Zabelinskaya is at the front,

:23:55.:24:00.

Marianne Vos in second, Lizzie Armitstead in the best position for

:24:00.:24:05.

the element of surprise, in third place. This will be a charge for

:24:05.:24:10.

the line. The crowd are getting behind them. In a matter of seconds,

:24:10.:24:14.

they will see who wins the gold medal. Lizzie Armitstead positioned

:24:15.:24:19.

herself on the wheel of Marianne Vos, one of the fastest women in

:24:19.:24:24.

the world. Has she got the form today? I think she is the fastest

:24:24.:24:29.

finisher in the business. Look for the attack of Marianne Vos. Can

:24:29.:24:34.

Lizzie Armitstead spring a surprise? You can see the remnants

:24:34.:24:39.

of the peloton in the distance. They will not get up to the free.

:24:39.:24:44.

They are closing in to the approach. They are on the red carpet of... On

:24:44.:24:50.

The Mall. It is still Olga Zabelinskaya in different. The line

:24:50.:24:57.

is getting nearer. It is still Olga Zabelinskaya. Marianne Vos is

:24:57.:25:02.

leading. Can Lizzie Armitstead challenge? Lizzie Armitstead is

:25:02.:25:07.

trying to get alongside. Both riders are looking for the liner.

:25:07.:25:12.

Marianne Vos takes the gold medal, Lizzie Armitstead takes the silver

:25:12.:25:18.

medal, Olga Zabelinskaya takes the bronze medal. Will we see a sprint

:25:18.:25:24.

for fourth place? Marianne Vos won the gold medal in Beijing for the

:25:24.:25:31.

points on the track. This is the sprint for fourth place. It looks

:25:31.:25:36.

like Ina Teutenberg. Ina Teutenberg comes up to the line for fourth

:25:36.:25:43.

place. A cracking finish. Those three gave the rest of the slip and

:25:43.:25:48.

they held the chasing group at bay. In the final sprint, Lizzie

:25:48.:25:52.

Armitstead tried hard, but she could not quite get up to the

:25:52.:25:57.

Flying Dutch woman, Marianne Vos. It is a great performance from the

:25:57.:26:02.

Yorkshire woman. Lizzie Armitstead gets the silver medal. What a

:26:02.:26:08.

courageous ride by the Russian, Olga Zabelinskaya. That was an

:26:09.:26:15.

absorbing race, compelling action. That was fantastic. Marianne Vos

:26:15.:26:19.

has desperately wanted that result for so long, she has had a very

:26:19.:26:24.

good season. Lizzie Armitstead did everything right, she worked when

:26:24.:26:32.

she had to, it was a fantastic race, but she did not have the speed. Ina

:26:32.:26:37.

Teutenberg took the race for fourth place, she looked dejected. Nicole

:26:37.:26:43.

Cooke was trailing in that group. For every sporting, all of the

:26:43.:26:46.

athletes from the different countries acknowledging the efforts

:26:46.:26:50.

of the riders that have claimed the medals. Their race against each

:26:50.:26:54.

other on the road circuit, they know each other's strengths and

:26:54.:26:59.

weaknesses. Marianne Vos, the Olympic champion. We are bringing

:26:59.:27:03.

in some of the back markers. Emma Pooley had that problem in the

:27:03.:27:09.

concluding kilometres. She is looking to see who have got the

:27:09.:27:14.

medals. A big smile, she is aware that her team-mate, Lizzie

:27:14.:27:22.

Armitstead, has secured the silver medal. It was a great ride. It was

:27:22.:27:28.

beautiful. By far the best race of her career. She might not have won,

:27:28.:27:33.

but she rode fantastically. I did notice, she was trying to get a

:27:33.:27:39.

last bit of food, she dropped it, so that might have been a problem.

:27:39.:27:49.
:27:49.:27:49.

Huge congratulations, such a thrill to see you coming up and taking a

:27:49.:27:54.

silver medal. How good does that feel? I do not know, it is really

:27:54.:28:04.
:28:04.:28:04.

strange. I do not know, I am a bit shocked. Thank you, and there!

:28:04.:28:09.

awesome performance from your team- mates. Yes, and they did what was

:28:09.:28:17.

asked. I am so glad I committed to the break. I did not know whether I

:28:17.:28:23.

should. I am happy, I should have jumped earlier, but never mind.

:28:23.:28:28.

could not have done well. We saw the effort you put him, he rode

:28:28.:28:36.

hard in the break. Yes, I saw in the men's race, the fast roads

:28:36.:28:40.

coming in, but once you have got a committed group, it is hard for the

:28:40.:28:47.

ones in the back, so I went with it. Of course, you stuck right on her

:28:47.:28:52.

tail, she is a fantastic competitor. She was the one to watch, and I

:28:52.:28:58.

knew that. I was following her around. We got in a break early,

:28:58.:29:03.

but I thought it was too early, so I played the tactic and I waited.

:29:03.:29:08.

There was great support, I saw your grandmother, what has it felt like

:29:08.:29:12.

to have that kind of support? the most special thing I have ever

:29:12.:29:19.

experienced. It was crazy, it was so inspiring. I could not feel my

:29:19.:29:28.

legs. Many congratulations. Thank you!

:29:28.:29:33.

Congratulations, Lizzie Armitstead. The first medal for Great Britain.

:29:33.:29:37.

She did not have what was needed to take Marianne Vos to was the line,

:29:37.:29:42.

but Marianne Vos was the favourite, she is a wonderful all-rounder. She

:29:42.:29:47.

won a medal four years ago on the track. She held off Lizzie

:29:47.:29:52.

Armitstead. She said she should have gone earlier, but she did

:29:52.:29:56.

wonderfully well. Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead, wonderful

:29:56.:30:01.

scenes here. Even though it is raining, everybody was gathered

:30:01.:30:06.

around the big screen. Just a wonderful emotional moment. Exactly

:30:06.:30:11.

40 years ago, the first medal in Beijing came in this race, the same

:30:11.:30:15.

thing happened four years later, and it was raining then as well. I

:30:15.:30:22.

am sure that has not dampened the spirits on The Mall. Let's talk

:30:23.:30:30.

about what the emotions were like down there. It was absolutely

:30:30.:30:36.

incredible, when they went through the one kilometre mark, you could

:30:36.:30:43.

here huge cheering and everybody willing her on. For her, a superb

:30:43.:30:46.

tactical race. She did the right thing by sitting on the wheel and

:30:46.:30:50.

waiting for her to go. Give us an idea of how Lizzie Armitstead's

:30:50.:30:56.

life will change. She is only 23, she did not own a bike until she

:30:56.:31:02.

was 16. It will change in terms of people stopping her in the street

:31:02.:31:09.

and wanting to talk to her. I have been tracking her on Twitter,

:31:09.:31:12.

watching her father was go up by hundreds, the further she got into

:31:12.:31:20.

the race -- perform was go up. For cycling, they have laid down a

:31:20.:31:24.

medal, and it will give the rest of the team confidence. It feels we

:31:24.:31:29.

have got started. Marianne Vos making sure she kept hold of the

:31:29.:31:36.

gold medal. Any disappointment that it was not the gold medal? Lots of

:31:36.:31:40.

people would have loved it, but in reality, Marianne Vos was the

:31:40.:31:46.

favourite. She was the strongest. She had a very strong team around

:31:46.:31:50.

her, Ellen van Dijk was making a tax to try to make sure that she

:31:50.:31:55.

got into a good position. It was the result that was expected, but

:31:55.:31:59.

Lizzie Armitstead could not have done well. We still have plenty of

:31:59.:32:03.

cycling to come, the time trials, high hopes for that, and we have

:32:03.:32:09.

not even got going in the velodrome. Develop drome is where we are

:32:09.:32:16.

looking to get a stack of medals. - - feather trim. It will be

:32:16.:32:19.

interesting to see if Bradley Wiggins has got his legs in good

:32:19.:32:24.

shape, but it is another day. What would be good if we could have some

:32:24.:32:28.

sort of control over the weather. It was miserable today. In the

:32:28.:32:35.

final, to, thunder and lightning, and you could barely see. -- in the

:32:35.:32:44.

final kilometre. What made the difference? Marianne Vos got up

:32:44.:32:48.

early to make sure that she cycled the last kilometre before there was

:32:48.:32:52.

any traffic on the streets of London, perhaps that was what made

:32:52.:32:57.

the difference, but it is a gold medal can -- gold medal,

:32:57.:33:03.

congratulations to her. Many congratulations, how does it

:33:03.:33:12.

feel? I was a little nervous, but we gave everything in the breakaway.

:33:12.:33:22.

Amazing crowds. It is The Mall, it is a wall of noise. It is a sprint

:33:22.:33:28.

until the line. Lizzie did a good job on the break. She had a good

:33:28.:33:34.

sprint. But I am really happy. have had an amazing season, and

:33:34.:33:38.

over the years, you have got the full house, you have been a Olympic

:33:38.:33:44.

champion on the track, but how special is this? After Beijing,

:33:44.:33:50.

this is what I have had in mind for four years. Now it has happened, it

:33:50.:33:55.

is incredible. Congratulations. Well done, and

:33:55.:34:00.

congratulations should go to Olga Zabelinskaya, heavily involved, she

:34:00.:34:06.

led the initial break away, and she picked up a bronze medal. Let's

:34:06.:34:10.

hear from the British coach. Congratulations, an amazing

:34:10.:34:20.
:34:20.:34:21.

performance. She could not have It was a perfect race. Credit to

:34:21.:34:27.

her, it was a magnificent race by the Lizzie Armitstead. She deserves

:34:27.:34:34.

it, she has worked so hard over so many years. I am very happy for her.

:34:34.:34:38.

To see the British cycling team report their first medal of the

:34:39.:34:45.

Games, it must be very special for the whole team. Absolutely.

:34:45.:34:50.

Yesterday didn't quite work out so we wanted to bounce back today and

:34:50.:34:55.

that is exactly what the team did. Credit to them. Everybody played

:34:55.:35:02.

their part. We thought it might come down to a bunch sprint, but

:35:02.:35:07.

they adapted to the situation on the road. The nature of the women's

:35:07.:35:12.

race is very different from the men's race. Mark was our plan

:35:12.:35:17.

yesterday. There were various ways it could pan out. She took the

:35:17.:35:22.

initiative and it panned out. You have got to take constant decisions

:35:22.:35:27.

about the outcome and that is what she did today. Or against a great

:35:27.:35:32.

champion in Marianne Vos. I don't think anybody can beat her in this

:35:32.:35:40.

race. She was phenomenal today, very strong. Credit to her. They

:35:40.:35:45.

did it in torrential rain, in tough circumstances and you have just got

:35:45.:35:52.

to be pleased for them. Well done. The brains behind the brilliance of

:35:52.:35:57.

British cycling, but it is not just about riding on neurone, you need

:35:57.:36:02.

your team mate despite the fact that Lizzie Armitstead spent much

:36:02.:36:07.

of that race riding on her own. Let's hear from Nicole Cooke, who

:36:07.:36:17.
:36:17.:36:17.

was part of that brilliant effort. Nicole, here we are. No gold medal

:36:17.:36:22.

for you today, but the silver medal for the team. How does that feel?

:36:23.:36:28.

It feels great. We came in here with a serious chance than we did

:36:28.:36:34.

it so it is really great. Lizzie Armitstead did a brilliant ride. We

:36:34.:36:39.

were backing her, but she didn't need it. We have continued our

:36:39.:36:46.

success. It was that decisive break at Box Hill. At one point you

:36:46.:36:52.

seemed to be off the pack. Was that mechanical? I just missed going

:36:52.:36:59.

around the corner, which was pretty stupid, but I got back, drama over.

:36:59.:37:04.

The yesterday when the break when to way, the British fans hoping it

:37:04.:37:09.

would come back. A very different emotion here. What was happening in

:37:09.:37:15.

the chasing group? We knew we didn't have all-out sprinters so we

:37:15.:37:20.

were the opposite of the men's strategy for yesterday. Emma Pooley

:37:20.:37:28.

and myself were at the front marking the riders chasing. We saw

:37:29.:37:34.

the Germans working, and that is how it is. You are there waiting

:37:34.:37:39.

for the race to develop, and all we could do was to save our energy and

:37:39.:37:45.

be ready if it did come back. Then it would be over to us and we would

:37:45.:37:54.

have taken the attack. Well done today.

:37:54.:38:01.

She was primed, but it wasn't to be. Well done. Am afraid to say I am

:38:01.:38:05.

going to have to puncture the moods like you with some less positive

:38:05.:38:10.

mood. A statement has been released by Paula Radcliffe, a long

:38:10.:38:16.

statement, but the main point is that she will not be competing. She

:38:16.:38:21.

said "from the day it was announced London have won the Olympic bid, it

:38:21.:38:27.

was a major goal in my life. I have been through the mail emotionally

:38:27.:38:37.

and physically the last few weeks, and tried every direction and

:38:37.:38:42.

avenue available to heal myself. Already London is showing the world

:38:42.:38:47.

that the Olympic Games will be one hell of a show. For the details on

:38:47.:38:52.

my foot, the joint is degenerative and badly damaged, the same joint I

:38:52.:39:00.

was told in 1994 that I would never run on again. They will recover,

:39:00.:39:10.
:39:10.:39:20.

unfortunately though it is not This is a special moment, Olympic

:39:20.:39:30.
:39:30.:39:30.

glory and Olympic history. This was the first American athlete to win a

:39:30.:39:35.

medal in individual events that five consecutive Olympics. Let's

:39:35.:39:40.

hope she enjoys the celebration a little more than four years ago

:39:40.:39:45.

because in Beijing she had heard on stolen after winning the medal.

:39:45.:39:50.

Let's catch up with what else has been happening. It has been wet in

:39:50.:39:56.

London for the cycling, probably as wet as it is for Ben Ainslie.

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Shirley Robertson was watching. It has been pretty wet here. Ben

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finished the day with two seconds but it has been the same man ahead

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of him in both races. Danish man Kristian Cern. I spoke to Ben

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briefly after the second race and he was pretty happy. It was a great

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start, very consistent, and that is exactly what he was hoping for.

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Behind me, they are coming up for the first rounding on their second

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race. It certainly put the fire in the belly of Iain Percy and Andrew

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Simpson, currently in second place. I am keen to see where they finish

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when they come around the top mark. Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, I

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imagine they have plenty of support behind them, being defending

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behind them, being defending Olympic champions. Yes, and they

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are both really popular within the team. Following the youngsters go

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to Iain Percy for advice. They are very experienced, and of course

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great friends. They will be disappointed with the start in the

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first race. You always want to come out and get one. They led the fleet

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away and I think they will be second. I will let everybody know

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that if they would like to join you, they can do so via the red button

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This afternoon, we didn't miss the big moment, the great moment for

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Great Britain. Exactly as it was in table with eight medals so far,

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including five gold medals, but we are in 11th place and I think we

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will win plenty more. This is what has been happening today, on day 2.

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Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead, she got the medalled

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charged under way for Great Britain, taking silver in the women's road

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race. Defending Olympic champion Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter won of

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their race ahead of New Zealand to make the semi-finals. Paula

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Radcliffe Spotakova dream of competing is over after a foot

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injury forced her to withdraw from the women's marathon. Rebecca

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Adlington will defend her 400m freestyle crown in the Aquatics

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Centre, but she was the slowest qualifier for the final. That

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happens at 8:15pm, I suggest you don't miss it.

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Two gold medals in one Olympic Games... Rebecca Adlington, you are

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absolutely brilliant. I had coached over 30 years and I had never

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coached anyone with the drive that Rebecca has got. I have definitely

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learnt more from my not so good swims than I have from my best ones.

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She has the ability to push herself to the limit day-in, day-out.

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athlete, you want to keep improving, you want to get faster. Anybody can

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do absolutely anything at the Olympics. Nobody expected me to do

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what I did at Beijing. There will be upsets, highways, everything.

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That is a whole point of the Olympics. I hope we see her smile

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this evening. She made it clear she wanted to enjoy herself after

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Beijing. She is back in form, she had a wonderful world meet. Let's

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hope she can pick up her medal. 8:15pm on BBC One. I will be on BBC

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Three because it is the men's team taking on the United Emirates so

:44:32.:44:42.
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plenty going on, and plenty of ways moment of these historic Games. We

:44:55.:45:05.

will be broadcasting from 11am. We'll be showing more sport on the

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:45:17.:45:22.

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We will broadcast daily highlights on the BBC HD Channel. London 2012

:45:59.:46:06.

on the BBC. We have got the Olympic Games covered. There is only one

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person to watch for the next few hours, Sue Barker, who has turned

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up wearing black and white. At least you have silver buttons.

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was terrific, wasn't it? Were you watching? Yes, we were screaming.

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It was so exciting, and it will take the pressure off in a way

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because after yesterday and Mark Cavendish are not getting a medal,

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everybody wanted a medal for the British team. To go back to the

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Olympic village, it is a feel-good factor. It says we have a lot of

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strength and depth in the cycling. We didn't get a medal yesterday,

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but we did today, and British cycling went into schools, finding

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young talent. They decided to take that talent and turn them into

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global superstars and that system has worked. Lizzio -- Lizzie

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Armitstead is a great talent. This venue is great for the sport,

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isn't it? I hope you have a bicycle and a helmet. I do, but I don't go

:47:25.:47:32.

up many hills. I'd just go around the country lanes. It is absolutely

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terrific for Lizzie Armitstead and for the cycling team. I know you

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will be head of cycling down at the Velodrome. Be sure that we have the

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time trial as well so we will see Bradley Wiggins, and others in the

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time-trial. I hope you deliver some more medals later. We will be

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trying our best. Time for Jake to say goodbye. I am taking over and

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this is what is coming up in the next few hours. First we have

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synchronised diving. We move to BBC at 4:12pm. First, we are heading to

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the Aquatics Centre, where 17-year- old Rebecca Gallantree, and Alicia

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Blagg, who is just 15, are representing Great Britain in the

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for the men, and two for the women. The three-metre springboard. And

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ten-metre platform. Unlike the individual event, there are no

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preliminaries or semi-finals. The competition will be completed in

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one final round, contested by eight teams. The synchronised springboard

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diving, two adjacent boards are used, one for each diver. Each

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board stands three metres above the pool's surface. Measuring 4.8

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metres long and 50 centimetres wide. From the diving tower competitors

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will dive side by side from the same ten-metre platform. This is

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equivalent to the height of two double-decker buses. This surface

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is six metres long and three metres wide. During the course of a dive

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from the platform, divers can reach speeds of up to 40 mph before they

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hit the water. If you would like to get involved in Olympic sports, go

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studio to the Aquatics Centre. This is the first diving gold to be one.

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The overwhelming favourites are the Chinese pair, Wu and He, who are

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unbeaten in two years. China won seven of the eight diving golds in

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Beijing and field a very strong team here. There are the Brits.

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Plenty of support for them. Let's talk -- Let's Join our commentators,

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Italian pair. Always tricky opening up a contest, the first dive.

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Unlike the World Championships, there's no preliminaries to get rid

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of the heebie-jeebies, but the Italian girls looking pretty

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steadfast. Maybe Francesca closest to us hitting the water a fraction

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ahead of Cagnotto. It's a good are doing well in that pool so far,

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can they replicate that with the pair. That is the magic of

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synchronised diving. We are not telepathic. We do use counting or

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various signals in order to take off. Touching the toes at the same

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time, arms moved back to the water. Please remember, the judges do not

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get to see this. The marks are already into the computer and will

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be appearing on your screen shortly. The Australian coaches like it. I'm

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sure the girls will be pleased with limited degree of difficulty. So

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important that you are not trying too hard. The judge awarded the

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marks for Chris Ball, aesthetic That takes their total to the

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Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree. They the home favourites. That is Alicia

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Blagg's mum there. Let's see how they did. It is very good synchro.

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Rebecca hitting the water the Chinese, but that's a solid

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start for the British pair. For two support here for them. They are

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rocking and rolling in the pool. The jump team probably aren't

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anywhere near as strong as the swim team, but they are opening their

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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will be looking to get their first diving medal. This is a strong

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event for them. Emilie Heymans in her fourth Olympic Games, medals in

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the previous three. Jennifer Abel, 10 years younger than Emilie

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Heymans. That's a nice start for agree with me there was a bit of a

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mismatch coming into the her doorstep there. It looked like they

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would be well out of time but ended ended up bouquet but I'm not sure

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what to make of that. -- ended up The judges are looking for the

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divers to be completely in line. I'm sure the replay will show that

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one of the divers were slightly further away from the diving board,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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synchronised three-metre macro -- They are certainly going to be in

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of the dive beautifully. Cagnotto's father competed years ago and won a

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from his synchronisation point of view. Throwing up a bit too much

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spread the air they are taking down with them with their hands in order

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to get the suction. The execution An interesting choice of dive. It's

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a bit more complicated than some of seen from this Chinese pair. That

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means it gives the other pairs a chance to stay with them. All

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changes will happen from round three when they are limited degree

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of difficulty rounds kick in. does open the door slightly for the

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good entry into the water. I think Rebecca Gallantree just Ben's at

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the hip as she enters the water, giving the impression she wasn't

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vertical. Until their hands touched the water, this had nine written

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all over it. Synchronisation is training. They are certainly

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holding the kind of form they were about consistency. Some funny arm

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movements but there we go. Up over the top. I think they will get some

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nines for that one. They do, they there. Bob Barber looking at me

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quizzically. I'm not sure how they were approaching the end of the

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diving board. As we can see on the replay, into the pike shape,

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marginally out of time. The entry to the water has good alignment.

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Jennifer moving very close towards Emilie Heymans. Trying to hold

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hands, almost. One of heart -- well done, Jennifer, you did well to

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hold that. That could have been a lot worse. The Canadians still in

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it. Can I call it a scruffy die if? -- a scruffy dive? He didn't look

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water to make sure they do not slip when they are up in the shapes.

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There is a half twist. Into the pike position. The Malaysia and

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probably a bit off the pace. I wouldn't be surprised if they are

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towards the bottom of the field -- the Malaysians. Looking back at the

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scoreboard they will see what you see on your screen. A bit of a

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shake of the head. Not quite going how they planned. These girls need

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hurdle step seemed to be out of time. Managing to get it together

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in the end. Let's look at the synchronisation. -- eat maybe. They

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will be towards the bottom of the round. Australia surprisingly a

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long way down, but three more difficult. The difficulty goes up

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to 3.0. The third round dive of the starts. That is a fantastic opening

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optional dive. This is where the big guns come out, and in the

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female springboard event, that means two and a half pikes, a 3.0.

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Beautiful entry into the water, finishing lower than you would hope,

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a little bit arching. But the entry into the water is good and the

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lift them up the table a little bit. The Australians with their big dive

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and that probably won't help. Standing backwards, but having to

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spin forwards towards the diving board is dangerous because your

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toes can come a little bit closer. I'm pleased to say they both

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cleared the board. Going over the vertical as she goes in and the

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synchronisation is very good. I don't think they will get more than

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eight and a need to do better than going for her third title in the

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dominance. A bit of flag-waving from their team-mates. The replay

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will show just how good this level and synchronising

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favourites. The first of their really big guys for Alyssia black

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and Rebecca Gallantree. -- really programme, and that might have let

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them down. It was the reserve of two and a half which means landing

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on the end of the board, jumping up and away from the board and

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spinning backwards towards it. The girl in beautiful synchronisation.

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Rebecca just letting go of the shape a bit early and landing short

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of the vertical. It is a shame, because the synchronisation is good.

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Tom Daley showing with his expression what I am telling you.

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And the marks will indicate all of couple of places and actually might

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mean them dropping to the bottom of will certainly be in the hunt if

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they carry on with this consistent performance. I was watching them in

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training and I have been impressed. synchro which will put them in with

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the front-runners. Up above the Italians and Australians and into

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second go Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston. Now the Canadian pair are

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absolutely nailed her back to and a half pikes. Emilie Heymans was good.

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Let's look on the replay. I was distracted by the execution from

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Jennifer which was exceptional. Synchronisation a little bit off,

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spinning out different sides. Entering the water OK so the judges

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might go with them. They might get 7.5 or eight for synchro and the

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entry into the water with both divers over rotating. Heating the

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water vertically is what the judges are looking for, but as you see,

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over a rotating. The Sheens hitting the water -- their shins hitting

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the water. Not enough to get your surfboards out with a little tired,

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but there you go. Quite far behind when the marks,. Now there really

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got going today and the scores are for sore eyes. -- they never really

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spectacular, but that will keep them where they were after the

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first two rounds and maybe move them up a place. Swinging the arms,

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bending the knees, reaching up, looking for the elevation to swing

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into the back road -- backward at 2.5. A bit of splash from both live

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eyes. Doesn't really do them a good deal of good in terms of moving

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position. Not really in medal contention. So, we are three-fifths

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of the way through. China leading, but changes behind them. Great

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Britain's challenge may have faltered somewhat with their third-

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women's synchronised three-metre normally finish on this and have

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had difficulty in training and electing to put it in earlier in

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their programme. Landing on the end of the board, a little bit back

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from the end and not very much spring. She was struggling a bit to

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get there dive been in the allotted time. There is the twist, into the

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water. It is a bit here and there but it will keep them in contention.

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The synchro marks will be the telling score. In terms of a medal

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prospect, that might be the end of it. That was not terribly well

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executed. The Australians also have synchronisation was super. The

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execution, and this is why it is worth 3.1, was a little bit of.

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Charlene glans short of vertical. 1, 2, 3. Charlene just short of

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vertical and I think she will get penalised. Look at this super slow-

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motion. Look at the expression on the divers face. This is a tough

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goodness, made. The Italians are opening the door slightly. The

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Chinese showing they really are a cut above, landing on the edge of

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the board, in perfect unison. That has got nine written all over it.

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That could go close to 80 points. Let's see what the judges say. But

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for me, that is the died of the contest thus far. I could not see

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much wrong with that. Nines on the right, and 9.5 even once. The

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synchro judges loved it to bits, which is why China have eight

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away from the diving board than in due course. The early stages of

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have them in my top three but I might have to revisit my top three.

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judges have got to give them a eights plus for that. Execution a

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little bit off, but if they are near the 70 point Mark, that will

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important. They were a little bit off the pace. Emilie Heymans, her

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fourth Olympic Games. Three medals rotation. A little bit out on the

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they have to judge on what they see Beautiful entry in the water.

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They've certainly dug into the bottom of their diving toy box and

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it's taken a while for them to warm-up, hasn't it? A little

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running away from a fire then as they made their way down the diving

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contention, but that is one of Finishing a bit low on to the water

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more in terms of the competitors, here we are with the fourth round

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standings. Not much between two and five. The Australians have a chance

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to sneak back in there. Great Women's synchronised threem

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responded with a big enough dive? The synchronisation was good,

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the diving score. It hasn't come up as yet. We might have a little

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on. It is normally their best dive but I'm pretty sure they will be

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disappointed with their overall performance to date. Good

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synchronisation but both over from really go with that. Squeezing in a

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valiant effort, but they were a calculations to be done that the

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new scoring system, I think the computer might be struggling a

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little bit. That puts Australia into second place behind the

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room for anyone to get anywhere gone 9.5. They know the job is well

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and truly done. They take their total up to three of the and 46.20.

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her final dive. -- Pellissier. There's nothing you can do, there's

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no magic rewind button. The take- off is good, squeezing into the

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Pike shape. Rebecca's dive is a of your Pike shape. Frustrating,

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but a valiant effort for the girls mediocre jump. It will probably

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mean they are battling it out with going to be the US on the podium. I

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didn't see it coming. They have They will definitely be in front of

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moment, but it is not yet cast in silver. We have Jennifer Abel and

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responded? They are a bit off their game today. That's going to be

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close. It may be good enough to take out the Italians, but is it

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Yes, they have snuck into third place and put the Italians down to

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four. They've done it by just over office. Not in the kind of form

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that got them the qualification for this top eight only straight

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 56 seconds

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their best, and they didn't really way back from the end of the diving

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board. There isn't much spring on through them do not count towards

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their total score. May be a bonus medal for the USA here. Look how

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excited they are. The American team at the very, very happy. They did

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finish some 25 points behind China, but they did finish five points

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ahead of Canada. There is always the USA and Canada rivalry,

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antedate the Americans got the measure of the maple leaf. Emilie

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Heymans, her 4th Olympic medal at her 4th Olympic Games. That is

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incredible. The first woman in the history of the sport of diving off

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to ever do that. China won all but one gold medal in Beijing. Matthew

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Mitcham stopping that run of four years ago. And they are off and

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running again. Wu Minxia and He Zi A good performance from the

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youngsters, finishing second. I am sure they will learn from the

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experience. Let's hear from them. Aged just 15, Alicia Blagg is one

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of the youngest members of Team GB, in fact the youngest member of the

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diving squad. Many congratulations to you both. What was going through

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your mind as you step on the board? It was overwhelming. The crowd in

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here is incredible. They were behind us all away and it has been

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the most amazing experience of my life. Tha I enjoyed every minute of

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it. Even though it didn't go right, that will never happen again and

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I'm just proud to be here. You were in 4th place after the second round.

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Oh, I dunno! I didn't know. Your mum sends you a text, to say you

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were in the team, did she come here today? Yeah so, I got that text at

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school and it was incredible. Can you sum up the experience? Mind-

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blowing. Incredible. I don't even have the words to say how amazing

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it was. Thank you to everyone, all my family and friends. Rebecca, you

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know her well because you spotted her during a school trip. We got

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her from a talent identification scheme. I was part of the team that

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picked her up, so that is pretty cool. You got a big cheer as you

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step on the board and also as you came to do the interview. Some of

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what it was like before month in front of a home crowd. -- sum up

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what it was like. Absolutely incredible. Mind-blowing. It was

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feeling so great to have everybody support, so thank you so much.

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bet you what pinching yourself that you have competed with some of the

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best in the world. It is hard to believe. All over now, we are

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finished, and I'm upset the we finish there. We just enjoy the

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games? Yes, I will see as many sports as I can. Rebecca you have

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the individual on Tuesday to concentrate on. I am really looking

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forward to it. It should be great. A you have made the whole of Leeds

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and a whole of the UK at -- today. Your boyfriend said it was the

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They have a lot to be proud of. The first goal for China in the diving,

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their 6th overall, and they top the table ahead of the US and Italy.

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China could get another because they are favourite in the men's 10

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metres synchro final, which will be the first glimpse of Tom Daley. All

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eyes will be on the 18-year-old who has been one of the poster boys of

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the Games. He competes alongside Pete Waterfield who won a silver

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eight years ago. These two need to match each other, but they are an

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odd couple. An age difference of 13 years, three difference in height

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and a train 150 miles apart. But it When I was 10 I watched the first

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Olympic Games eyesore, and I saw them of winning a silver medal in

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Athens, and then I wanted to go to Tom in Beijing was with a different

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partner and he was quite young men, and still developing. He wasn't

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quite strong enough to dive next to me at the time. Then he grew, got a

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lot stronger and when we got together it worked kind of straight

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away. I was really nervous last time I was diving with Pete. It was

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one of those things where I really wanted it to work and be something

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special, and then to go into London 2012 and to compete with Pete is

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pretty surreal. The only difference is the age gap. He is bigger than

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me, but most people are, to be honest. Outside of the swimming

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pool, we were always together, whereas Tom was a bit younger and I

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do not want to see cramp his style. Everybody says that Tom Daley can

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draw a lot from me and learn, but when they say that I say, do you

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know what, I learned a lot from Tom. We have been coming home with more

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medals, personal best, British records, so Pete is definitely the

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right person for me to be diving with and I think we are the right

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team to beat diving in the London Olympic Games. Obviously China are

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the top diving nation in any discipline. It is one of those

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things where everyone is out to get China and it is almost like silver

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is gold, but the degree of difficulty we have is high in

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comparison with some of the other teams. It is just about going out

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there and doing well. To come home with a medal in London 2012 would

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not only be amazing but would put the icing on the cake for a pretty

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successful career that I have had. It is such a great opportunity to

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go out and died in front of a home crowd. If you dive well and get a

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medal, that is the biggest reward for any athlete but we have done so

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far. And we wish them well. Tom and Pete will be diving live on BBC One

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Hopefully it will be another medal tomorrow, because we received a

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medal today. Lizzie Armitstead became Britain's first medallist of

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the game. She won the silver medal in a dramatic road race, just

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missing out on gold, losing to Marianne Vos, the pre-race

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favourite. A few months ago she proudly stepped onto the podium to

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receive the medal. Let's enjoy the their sporting life. The moment

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might co-commentator Chris Boardman enjoyed in Barcelona. The winner of

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President of the you see I. worked hard for that. She struggled

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at., but she did not let go. She contributed everything she had. It

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was a valiant effort. No way was she going to be able to contribute

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that in the spring, that was going to between this lady, Lizzie

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Armitstead and Marianne Vos. winner of the silver medal,

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representing Great Britain, Lizzie Armitstead! She gets a huge ovation.

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And that male, the first medal to be won by a British competitor in

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London, could be the catalyst -- that medal could be the catalyst

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young at Yorkshire lass. But the gold medal winner and Olympic

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champion, representing the Netherlands, is Marianne Vos. She

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had the gold medal on the road here and can add it to the one she had

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on the track in Beijing. One of the most talented female road riders on

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the planet, and in all disciplines. For the Olympic champion, Marianne

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Well done to Lizzie Armitstead, the first British medallist of the game.

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But Tweddle has twice in a world champion, but it was heartbreak for

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her when she made the slight error on the landing from the bars and it

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cost her a bronze. She is back the she and she was qualifying earlier

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today. Let's see her routine in the hand side of the North Greenwich

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arena for Great Britain's best the very difficult combination. The

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half turn. She goes for the difficult combination. One last

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little bit to go. In we come. The big dismount. Double, double.

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Fantastic work! What about that! She now has the champion to go for

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Olympic glory. Well, that was absolutely fascinating. It was

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mesmerising. It was incredible. She mesmerising. It was incredible. She

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We have to start with your performance on the uneven bars. You

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lifted the roof of the arena. How did that feel? It was amazing. The

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past few weeks has been really hard because of the pressure. You want

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to go in thinking you have no pressure but at the end of the day

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I would have walked out here disappointed had I not gone clean.

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When I landed I thought, thank God for that! He you blew everybody

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else away so far with what we have seen. Just how thrilling was

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landing about and taking in the crowd afterwards? It was the best

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feeling in the world. I cannot even put it into words. I'm speechless.

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I don't know what to say. I've never been short for words usually.

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The rest of the team, one or two wobbles here and there, but how

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would you characterise the performance overall, second at the

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moment? It was amazing. It is hard. It is a home crowd at the Olympics,

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that added pressure and some mistakes but we call ourselves

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together and we stepped up the mark. I think on the bars, the team

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couldn't have done any more. Probably our highest total ever as

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a team, so you can't ask any more than that. Rebecca, coming into

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this is the youngest member of Team GB, you went out their first up,

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what was going through your head? Both we have been ready for the

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competition for weeks. It was a bit shaky going first, but we were

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ready for it and we pulled out a good score in the end. Looking good

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in terms of the all-round final. How proud of your performance today

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are you? I thought I would do my best and see what happens, and if I

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make the final, great, if not, it happens. But I'm really happy that

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I'm in there. Did you watch the men yesterday and takes an inspiration?

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No, we had to train. We were thinking about some of the added

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pressure, but we shouldered it. do have to say the American team

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went around here and absolutely worse Super on so many pieces.

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Something like 11 points clear. What you do when you look at the

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scoreboard and see that? We knew they were like that. We don't have

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a chance of catching them if they have something like 10 falls, that

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would be the anyway. They have hid the routines every day and I have

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only seen one mistake in a hole with -- they have hit their

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routines. They are here for the title. We have two different

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targets, and we are pleased with our performance. The quickly, you

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have to be confident of getting something out of the final after

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that. I have another week to calm down. We have the team final,

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Oakley, and then we can support the other girls in the all round and

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see what happens next week -- the team final, obviously. It is the

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icing on the cake just to make the final now. Well done to you both

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and good news from Wimbledon. Having lost in the doubles, Andy

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Murray came through his singles and a tough first round match against

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Stanislas Wawrinka. But comfortably through in straight sets in front

:47:37.:47:45.

Heather Watson and Flora Robson are in action later and we will also

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show you Maria Sharapova -- Flora Robson. We are moving over to BBC

:47:50.:47:54.

Two now. Here on the BBC want you can see highlights of the Hungarian

:47:55.:47:58.

Grand Prix. Plenty more coverage from the Olympics to come and we

:47:58.:48:01.

The world's leading road cyclists prepare to do battle over the closing stages of the women's road race, culminating in a finish at The Mall. Can Beijing gold medallist Nicole Cooke take the honours again, or will Lizzie Armitstead outsprint the pack for a first Olympic title?

Cycling commentators: Hugh Porter Chris Boardman Jill Douglas.