BBC One: Day 2: 19.00-22.00 Olympics


BBC One: Day 2: 19.00-22.00

Four more swimming medals are won at the Aquatics Centre, with the spotlight on Britain's golden girl Rebecca Adlington as she seeks to defend her women's 400m freestyle title.


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the front. Armitstead and she are looking for the line. Where is the

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gold medal going to go? Marianne Vos takes gold, and Armitstead get

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silver. Congratulations. How did it feel to

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come up the Mall like that? course I was nervous, but then we

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get everything in the breakaway. Amazing crowds here. Yeah, it is

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the more, it is merely a wall of noise, and their new sprint until

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the line. Lizzie did a really good job in the break. She also had a

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good sprint, but I am really happy with this win. Lizzie,

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congratulations. How good does that feel? I don't know, it is just

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really strange! I feel like... I An awesome performance as well from

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your team-mates early on in the race. Yeah, they did exactly as

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asked on Box Hill. I needed an aggressive race. I am so glad I

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committed to that break. I was a mine and I asked whether I should.

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Dave, congratulations. That was an amazing performance from Lizzie

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Armitstead. She rode a perfect race. In the end, she did not have quite

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the legs to finish off, but credit to her. She was so strong. It was a

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magnificent performance by Lizzie Neave. Very happy for her.

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And here is the girl herself. Lizzie, welcomed. Chris Boardman

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was commentating on your success today. A silver medal, fantastic

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finish. Wonderfully gritty performance. You have calmed down a

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bit now, I hope, from your post- race interview. Your feelings now?

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Are my feelings now are still the same. It is just bizarre that you

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work so hard for something for four years and it is all you think about,

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and now, even the feeling in my body is so different. I am so

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relaxed and happy and really proud of the performance from the Great

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Britain girls. You were so close. It was such a wonderful battle down

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that final straight. Yeah, I wish I had tried to jump Marianne Vos a

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bit earlier. Is that because you knew she is a great sprinter?

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Exactly. She is known among women cyclists that she is the fastest

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goal in the world. I am happy for To commit to remove was a brave

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thing to do, so as soon as the Gatt went over 35 seconds I thought we

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had got it. As you said, it is quite brave, with 40 kilometres to

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go, to take a chance with three others. You have motorbike people

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coming to tell you where you are, don't you? Yes, so you are aware of

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how far you look are ahead of the peloton. Within the race earlier,

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me and Marianne Vos was with me on the climb and I was aware she was

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one of the strongest in the race. Chris Hoy offering his

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congratulations, quite something. It is the first medal for Great

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Britain have won. You must be so proud. I am shocked. If you had

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told me that this morning, I would have it in your hand off so I need

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to be proud of silver. certainly should be, shouldn't she?

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Yeah us. That is the ethos in British cycling at the moment,

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everything is about gold medals, but sometimes it is the best

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performers you can do. To stay ahead so my father with three was

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incredible. The was that tactical? And that time checks were sporadic

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so we got our own clock out, and it was really nail-biting for a while.

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The front was so consistent and the weather conditions made it really

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dramatic as well. The weather was awful. Was that an advantage for

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you? At the start of the race it was pouring down and I was so

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thankful. That is perfect for me. I don't race very well in the heat.

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When it is raining, some of the racers in the peloton hold back

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more. When it was raining, I thought this was perfect for the

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chances of the breakaway. There were three of you clear. Was there

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a bit of communication? Because one of you goes to the front, then you

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swap over. Are you talking to each other? Yes, because you are rivals

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but you are a team mates in that moment. There are three medals

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available and three girls and the breakaway so we wanted that to work.

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You might have seen me shouting to the Russian Girl. There was one

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stage when it looked like he were giving her a rollicking. Yes, we

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held her there and I knew she didn't have the legs, so it was OK.

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Have you spoken to your family? not as much as I would have liked

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to. The what is next for you now? It is the time trial on Wednesday.

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Emma Pooley got a medal in Beijing so she is our hope for the time

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trial. The will be there to help It is not the same event as road

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cycling. Although this race wasn't like that was it, Chris? It was

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different because of the breakaway so early? With the Olympics, the

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team size has come down. You cannot control the race or influence it so

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everybody has to ride individually and do it in a way that does not

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harm the others. They rode fantastically. The group was not

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sure who it was that was going to go. It worked out really well.

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thrilling finale. Plans this evening? You have made history, the

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first British medal at a London 2012 Olympics. You will have to

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enjoy tonight? Definitely, but I still have the time trial. Being an

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athlete, you cannot enjoy things in the moment. Wednesday night then?

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Big time. Thanks for coming in and many congratulations. You have

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given Team GB a real lift. We will have more cycling when the

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men and women's time trials take place on Wednesday. Bradley Wiggins

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are medal hope, of course. Let's see what else has been happening on

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the second day. Ben Ainslie began his quest for a 4th straight

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Olympic sailing title by recording two second class finishes. But

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Denmark won both races. Defending champions, Iain Percy and Andrew

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Simpson enjoyed a difficult start in the Star class finishing 11th in

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their opening race. A victory went to the French boat. In rowing,

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defending champions, Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter won their heat to

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progress into the semi-finals of the lightweight double scull.

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Great Britain's eventing team are third after the dressage phase.

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Tina Cook was the pick of the Brits despite torrential rain and thunder

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to finish 14th. In archery, South Korea's women won a 7th successive

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team gold medal. They have never lost since the event was introduced

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in 1988. The Chinese woman became the first

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female driver to win three titles in the same discipline. The British

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couple were 7th. Look at all these sports going on. It is all

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available to you. Everything is covered on the BBC. Press the red

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button for all of the details. It is all there. Not long now until we

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see Rebecca Adlington. On BBC Three at the presence there is women's

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hockey. Great Britain against Japan. Another example of many sports. On

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the red button at present, water polo, Badminton, tennis and table

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tennis. Not long into we see Rebecca Adlington take the plunge,

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the golden girl of British women is I have coached over 30 years and I

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have never coached anyone with the drive Rebecca has got. She has an

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innate ability to push herself to the limit every day. That is what

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makes her such an awesome makes her such an awesome

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competitor. She is one of the most rounded people I have ever met. She

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has a lot of commitments to do and she takes it in her stride. She is

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always happy. She has done an incredible job. Not only looking at

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the results in Beijing, being able to follow them up with some strong

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consistency. Two Olympic medals in one Olympic Games - Rebecca

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Adlington, you are brilliant! sneaked under the radar, you

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certainly can't do that this time! No, but it is part and parcel of it.

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Last time in Beijing it happened so fast. It was overwhelming, I forgot

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to enjoy it, whereas this time that is what I have been doing. A are

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you pleased with the way the preparation has gone? Yes,

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definitely. After Beijing I wanted to take the time off and enjoy it.

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It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I didn't want to

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let it pass me by. I don't have any regrets at all. Obviously the world

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championships were up and down, I was pleased with fourth place, not

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so much with eighth place. I have definitely learnt more from my not

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so good swims than I have my better ones, but I definitely wouldn't

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change them. Are you excited for the moment when they announce your

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name and the crowd screams? I never focus on the crowd because I am so

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focused on what I am doing. I am always checking everything, sorting

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my block out, you're doing so many little things you don't fully

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appreciate the crowd until you finish. Afterwards you appreciate

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it. Anybody can do anything. Nobody expected me to do what I did in

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Beijing and it will be the same this time. Younger guys will be

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coming out of nowhere, there will be upsets and hopefully we will all

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be pleased with our times. We are such a good team now, so strong. I

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think we will have such a good Olympic Games. Your personal best

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is a world record, isn't it? To be honest I would love to do my best

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time, and everyone always turns to me and says you have the world

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record, and I say but it is still my personal best. I would love to

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get quicker, but I would definitely take a personal best. Joining me

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now, five times gold medal winner Ian Thorpe. You have seen the

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basketball today? Yes, I saw the US team. Always worth a watch. I have

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to say, I enjoyed it almost as much as Michelle Obama. An you have been

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staggered by some statistics from the pool? Yes, the Chinese

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competitor went through the last 100m almost as fast as Ryan Lochte.

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This is how incredible that wars. They at is incredible. I will bring

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you back to Rebecca Adlington now, that is a big story for us. You

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have to tell us that swimming from lane eight is a good thing. I won

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my bronze medal in that lane. She will probably cost the first part

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of the race out of the wash. Could you explain that? Your body goes

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through the water like a vote. It comes off your shoulders and your

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hips so there is a sweet spot where you can drive of somebody, that is

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a downside of being in that lane. Sometimes you feel your boat is

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stuck in the storm and you go from side to side, so swimming Euro and

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race in lane eight, it means she could avoid some of that wash.

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is difficult to defend your title. It is not her best event anyway,

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that is her 800m. Do you think it is difficult questions are

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defending the title, home Olympics, the pressure of that, and sometimes

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the swimmers we thought would swim better have not swarm as well as we

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thought they would. It is not their fault, but the rest of the world a

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swimming so well at the moment. Every one is improving. Let's get a

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flavour of the mood in the Olympic Park. It is getting busy out there,

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a lot of people walking around. If there are any empty spaces, let's

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hope they allow some of those people in. I don't think there will

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be any empty seats in there tonight. People are looking at their watches,

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desperate to get inside. I can see some people desperate for a picture.

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No surprises for guessing who you are supporting. Are you swimming

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France? Yes, I swim for Preston swimming club. So we need to look

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out for your face, do we? What is your name? Daniel Holmes. Where

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have you come from, and what made you bring the boys to the Olympics?

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We come from Preston. Daniel is a swim or so we wanted to see the

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swimming, but we just came to experience the whole atmosphere. It

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is a cliche, but it is once-in-a- lifetime. We have had a great day

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despite the rain. I wish Rebecca Adlington could be out here because

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everyone is positive and smiling. Yes, we just want her to win, we

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need a gold medal tonight so go Team GB. I will say I spotted you

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when you get a gold medal. The best out that prize has got to go to

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this man. Tell us about your outfit. I have this hat which is a wallaby,

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and my apron. Good luck, enjoy the swimming. You yes, should be good.

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I had better let you go inside because it is about to start. Have

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you come from Australia? Yes, the gold Coast. Good luck to you guys,

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you will need it. Off you pop! Enjoy yourself. As you can see,

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people around me by getting into their seats because they are

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desperate to get in. What is wrong with those

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Australians? Ian Thorpe's wardrobe has been invaded. Clare Balding is

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with Mark Foster. I love the fact he said good luck

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to you guys. It is packed, it is a ticketed event so we had to have a

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ticket as well, and you can feel the excitement. Yes, every session

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we have been in here, the atmosphere has been phenomenal. I

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know there has been a problem with the tickets, but this crowd is

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stacked. The there are six British swimmers in action, and these are

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the finals coming up. Ellen Gandy will be in May number one. -- lane

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I mentioned the British finalist in the first final we will see, her

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name is Ellen Gandy. How has it been for you training in Australia

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with other Australians trying to make 30? I think I have converted

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some of them, getting them to cheer on Great Britain. I have enjoyed

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not been so intense and having the Olympics sure touch down my throat

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as it would have been if I was in England. It has been a nice break,

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but now I am back in its it is pumping me up and getting me

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It was so close! A little bit different four years ago, some

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great times, but is the expectation of the home ground tougher?

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Difference. Last time it was purely for experience and I didn't know

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what to expect, but this time I am going in more level-headed. Going

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into the village, I am more calm, thinking about my racing and

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focusing. It is a different feeling, but I am equally as excited. In an

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Olympic Games, you can't tell who will be your main rival. Everybody

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has great performances so I am focusing on my race and not

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thinking about who is around me, working on my processes to get to

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the final, then putting everything together. I remember sticking a

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medal round your neck when you were about nine, a long time ago. Is

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that what this has been for? Yes, definitely. I remember the Athens's

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Olympic trials, I was 12 maybe and seeing those people get picked for

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the Olympics sparked something inside me. The following year I

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went to the European Youth Olympics, and I heard we had got the bid.

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Ever since then, it has been in the back of my mind. For so many years,

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they have been training for this experience and I am so excited.

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has been part of the experience for so long, and now she is here are

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swimming in the final. She went on to be a silver medallist one year

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ago now, and it is showing that the ago now, and it is showing that the

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system is working. Very strong in the centre of the race, Vollmer,

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but she will give it everything she has got. I think you can feel than

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nerves or round here but the commentary team will be cool as

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for the gold medal. She has been working in Australia with a water

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Whisperer. She went down to the ocean. She has been in the water in

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Tasmania working on her buoyancy with somebody who calls himself

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they water Whisperer. She says it has had its real value to her

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stroke. It is true. X Ireland. That trains hit in Australia. This is

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Claire Donohue. This is her first major Games. I was trying to work

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out if the Pan Am games are a major championships or not. The world

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champion on the 100 metres freestyle and the women's 100-metre

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flight. This is the favourite, day in a bomber, the American. Olympic

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gold in 2004. She has been the real class of the field so far and she

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will be the one the others will be chasing. Chasing is the right word

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because she goes out very quickly. Alley she cooks, a real star of the

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Australian team. Commonwealth champion and the world record

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holder. She is a lovely lady. We had to have foreign swimmers to

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compete at the trials and we had separate heats for them. This is an

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interesting one, the world Championship bronze-medallist. The

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Chinese are swimming incredibly well here so far. The Italian. She

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has been disqualified at the Olympic games in the semi-final of

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the 100 fly. The fastest eight women in the world, the 100 metres

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butterfly, lining up for the final. The American is in lane four. She

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isn't the favourite for this final. Ellen Gandy in the red hat right at

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the top. The concentration focusing right now. Waiting for the start.

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The dive is so important on the 100 Great Britain are right at the top.

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start so. Ellen Gandy has been left world record, and it looks like the

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American is going to win. What a finish. 55.98, she has done it with

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a terrible finish. Wonderful world record. It is the second women's

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world record, the 400 medley went. She destroyed the field. We knew

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she would get the gold medal, but it was whether she could hold the

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world record. Ellen Gandy has finished last. It is unfortunate

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she was and would the way. She destroyed the field. All year this

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woman has had her name pencilled in. She was seven-tenths of a second

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underneath the record pace. She had a couple of big kicks and kept the

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momentum going but you are right, her arms were not in the right

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position. What was she thinking? When she was going with her arms

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straight out, how many people was she thinking was touching the wall

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crudes could not stay with her. was an amazing swim by the American,

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it was great to be a part of that. I'm really wanted to get in amongst

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the race and it felt a lot faster. Being on the outside you cannot

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tell where people are. You have to move on from the disappointment and

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picked myself up for the 200. the strength fair? I definitely

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feel my strength is in the 200 and I want to get stuck into that one

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now. Good luck for that. The next race is up already, the

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men's 200 metres freestyle, the first semi-final. The one following

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this is stacked. The world record holder, Paul Keegan and is in lane

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nowhere near the final. Brett Fraser goes in lane one, the became

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the line the men's 4 stop -- the Cayman Islands. Robbie Renwick, the

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crowd is cheering. British record holder. The Commonwealth champion

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goes in lane three. Sandwich between Paul Biedermann, the world

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record holder and the new world superstar, Ryan Clark two. When the

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400 medley in emphatic style. The Russian was very impressive in the

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heat. Ricci Berens of the USA, first two from their trials go

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through. He was third, but Michael three. If you are him, what do you

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do? You start by thinking you will swing your own race then other

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people's tactics affect you slightly. Ryan won't go out a

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really quickly. It you can keep an eye on the Russian the other side

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of him, that would be the thing to do. This is only the semi. There is

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Robbie looking focused. The fastest eight-times go through. The reason

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Michael Phelps is not doing this event is so he is hoping to get a

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metres first -- freestyle. Wonderful start by Brett Fraser for

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the Cayman Islands. Robbie Renwick is on the left Tyneside of that

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shot. Three from the end. Has the red hat on. If Brett Fraser is

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going out like that, it can only help Robbie Renwick. He is nicely

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placed. Renwick is breathing to his first semi-final. It is a bit

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slower. I thought we would have a couple of 51. Still going quickly

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is Brett Fraser of the Cayman Islands. Also going well is Paul

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Biedermann. And they will drag Robbie Renwick with them. Robbie is

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Paul Biedermann and Ryan just killed relic on that turn. He has

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to try and get it back amongst it. Paul Biedermann looks very good.

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Robbie Renwick is still in there. Excellent. It will be interesting

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to see, equal third I think. It is a dangerous place. It is a good

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swim. Renwick, 1.40 8.65. I think that is an excellent swim.

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helped that Ryan was next to him and swimming next to Paul

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Fantastic reach. -- Paul Biedermann. should be quite good. If we get

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five from the next semi-final, it could mean a swim off, so keeping

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an eye on the times. Robbie, was it handy having those

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two either side of you? I was trying to swim my own race. Coming

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joint 4th, it will be tied to get into the final, so fingers crossed.

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I know I have a lot faster in me, so hopefully get in the final

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tomorrow night. Do you think we will have America against China in

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the final question mark there are a couple of key men in that 200.

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Everyone will pick it up for the final tomorrow night. Time is OK, a

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bit faster than this morning. I know I can go a lot faster. What

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are you capable of? 1.45, which is my British record. To get that

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would be fantastic. There is the silver-medallist on

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the 400 metres freestyle. Park of career was very disappointed to

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lose, but he lost it to this man, son of China. He is a 1,500 metre

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freestyle at and seems to wait for ages. Then when he turns it on, he

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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tell you that Thomas Fraser-Holmes is in lane one. Two set of training

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partners here, four of them from Australia. We have not seen the

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best of Agnel, the fastest in the world by 1.5 seconds. He put his

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foot on the back of the block and it moved about three inches. He had

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a shocking start. Right in the centre, it was him who moved his

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foot. Very strange indeed. Yes, you can put your heel on it, but it did

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move. So certainly Fraser-Holmes was the first to turn. That is

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pretty basic stuff, making sure you have the back of your block locked

0:46:250:46:35
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in nice and tight. Dennis Cockerill's two swimmers leading

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the pack, Fraser-Holmes and Sun. There are some pretty quick times.

0:46:500:47:00
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They need to get 1.46, 1.425 if they are going to get through. The

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Frenchman has started to come back on them. Sun, starting to go to his

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feet. I don't understand why he doesn't go earlier. It looks pretty

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quick. I think... Renwick was good. I think he is in. Is he in seventh?

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Equal sixth. My marvellous. No ever in doubt. Wow. I still don't quite

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understand this. Wouldn't you hold back if you know you can beat them

0:48:100:48:20
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at the end? Why go flat out? Can he be world number one? Very

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impressive from me and some. He wins it. Just confirmation Robbie

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Renwick will be in the final, that is tomorrow evening. Dana Vollmer

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has been speaking to Sharron Davies. Many congratulations. You so

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deserved that. Thank you. Her feel I put that time in my mind. In the

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race I was so excited, I felt so good and it was awesome to see that

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I got it. How did it feel with the disappointment four years ago, and

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then to reapply yourself to a new event? It is why I love swimming

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and competing, working on a different technique, and not just

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training how I have always trained. It feels great to be in this

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position. Could you be around for a little while? I take it season by

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season. I can't imagine being done so I will definitely be around for

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a while. The second gold medal for teen USA following Ryan Lochte and

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we will see plenty of him over the course of this week. Dana Vollmer

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is 24, but that is proof it is not just a young person's game. We were

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talking about the slimmers who may challenge Becky. We have a 25 year

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old in this line-up. Yes, these competitors to me are just kids.

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With some of the long-distance events it really does take its toll,

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but with the shorter events U-turn to stay in their. It seems to be

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the opposite to running. Making it through to the final, that was the

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main aim. It will be a big ask of Robbie Renwick because you have

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Park, young son, and Ryan Lochte. reaction to Ellen Gandy finishing

0:50:400:50:47

in eighth place. She will be disappointed, but the other girls

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were 50, or 100 swimmers and you could see in the first length she

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could not get out with them and she couldn't get back at them. It has

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got to be an advantage to have already come out here and swarm in

0:51:030:51:08

the final, and know what it feels like. Yes, and every race she has

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done, she tends to get faster with every race. She has had the heats,

0:51:140:51:24
0:51:240:51:39

the semi-final and the final, that in lane five only started competing

0:51:390:51:44

three years ago. She decided she wanted to get a university

0:51:440:51:49

scholarship and decided to do it in swimming, and now she is in the

0:51:490:51:53

semi-final of the Olympic Games. are assuming she was not for norms

0:51:530:51:58

were there. You yes, she could certainly swim. It is a great

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lesson for people, isn't it? You assume been a have been there from

0:52:040:52:08

eight years of age. For me it is not about flogging swimmers, it is

0:52:080:52:18
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about doing a good technique when they are younger. The key is to

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keep momentum, keep forward movement with the breaststroke,

0:52:240:52:34
0:52:340:52:52

100m breaststroke. Soni had a shocking start. Absolutely, but

0:52:520:53:01

coming back strongly now. Lane two, Atkinson, also has wins in Texas so

0:53:010:53:10

she knows these girls well. This is not a quick race. I think they were

0:53:100:53:20

hoping Soni would have taken it out quicker than this. She is certainly

0:53:200:53:24

strong in the back end but she was last at halfway. Starting to come

0:53:240:53:30

through with the black heart and the USA flag in the centre. Very

0:53:300:53:34

impressive with the light coloured swimsuit. A beautiful stroke, and

0:53:340:53:44
0:53:440:53:46

it will be her from last to first. A shocking start, very interesting.

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We don't normally see that from the Americans. What we talk about quite

0:53:510:53:56

a bit is that sometimes in the semi-finals the swimmers tried for

0:53:570:54:03

world records. Maybe the pressure of trying to get a world record got

0:54:030:54:07

to her. She went in at the same time as the other women. Maybe she

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was trying something with her pace tonight for tomorrow. Knowing you

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are best in the world and you can come back that strongly is so

0:54:170:54:24

powerful. She looks like she surfs. Yes, her elbows don't go anywhere

0:54:240:54:31

near her shoulders. It is hard to explain. She kicks her stroke right

0:54:310:54:37

out in front of her. A lot of breast strokes were Ms used to be

0:54:370:54:44

taught to kick out in front of them. It works very well. She wins the

0:54:440:54:50

first semi-final of the women's 100m breaststroke and the USA and

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the first two places, very impressive from them. Larson, in

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her first major Olympic Games, will probably be in one of the centre

0:55:040:55:11

lanes. This second semi-final was very fast indeed. We are fascinated

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with your story, having not been involved in swimming for very long.

0:55:160:55:26
0:55:260:55:26

Tell us about that? I can see my dad, I am very happy! I'm sure he

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is very proud as well. My swimming has been short, but I have done a

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lot of sports and I happened to pick the right one. A why breast

0:55:390:55:45

stroke? It is so technical to learn. When I was little I could read

0:55:450:55:49

every stroke, it is part of the breathing. I have a knack for it

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and it is the easiest one for me. And the plan is to come in here and

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below everyone away when nobody knows you. If yes, there is not a

0:56:000:56:06

whole lot of expectation so that is probably the best part of it.

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Congratulations to you. There is the defending Olympic champion,

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Jones of Australia. She will be in lane 3. What a story, this 15 year-

0:56:190:56:25

old of Lithuania actually trains in Plymouth. 15 years of age, her

0:56:250:56:32

first major Games, fastest into the semi-finals and she went 65.5.

0:56:320:56:37

did a great swim this morning, very impressive. She held it, which was

0:56:370:56:41

unusual. We thought she would blow up at the end and she held the

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0:56:510:56:52

whole thing. Sarah also went out very quickly in her semi. The fast

0:56:520:56:59

race will suit her. The it's certainly will be quick in 5, 6, 7.

0:56:590:57:09
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This is the Commonwealth champion. Tyler has done well to make this

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semi-final. Jones is the defending Olympic champion in lane 3. What a

0:57:210:57:31
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fantastic experience this must be 100m breaststroke and the fastest

0:57:490:57:58

qualifier, Meilutyte, and another wonderful start. She is in great

0:57:580:58:08
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form. Lane five is one of the best swimmers, and she has blown her way

0:58:090:58:18
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after 30 metres. It is incredible, wonderful to see. John Rudd, you

0:58:210:58:26

have done a fantastic job in Plymouth. Jones coming back strong.

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She has got a good finish on her. She moved clubs four months ago,

0:58:330:58:43
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which is really unusual before trials. Let's keep an eye on the

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record. I think she may well get that. Very good swimming indeed, a

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new European record. Meilutyte, of Lithuania, unbelievable. Two

0:59:060:59:13

lifetime bests, and this start was super. She's signalled her intent

0:59:130:59:18

for the whole race. I just noticed her emotion at the end of the semi-

0:59:180:59:23

final. This morning it was almost like a very overwhelming. She was

0:59:230:59:30

crying, realising how good she was, blown away, and now she just looked

0:59:300:59:35

over at Jones, shook her head with confidence. I think she now

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0:59:450:59:53

semi-final of the women's 100m breaststroke. I will tell you what

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It is enormously impressive. Ruta Meilutyte qualified fastest,

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amazing. There might be a tie for eighth place, so we will have to

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1:00:381:00:38

A European record. We saw you this morning to. Congratulations! You

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were in floods of tears, where has this performance come from? I have

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no idea. What are you doing in Plymouth that is working well?

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Determination. I really wanted. Lots of hours? Yes, hard work.

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have done a fantastic job. We will adopt you!

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Actually, a perfect example of how shocking it the first experience

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can be. She is based in Plymouth cover she is only 15, she has never

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heard that before. That is amazing. Phenomenal. What do you expect? We

1:01:271:01:31

should talk to Ian Thorpe, he was world champion at 15. He always

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looked like a man, but she looks like a child. Phenomenal. Let's

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adopt her, let's have her! A lot more action to come, including

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Rebecca Adlington in the final of the 400-metre freestyle, defending

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her title. If you want to select BBC Three, it is Great Britain

1:01:521:01:57

against you make at Wembley. Their second match of the Olympic Games.

1:01:571:02:02

We have various options on the red button. You can watch beach

1:02:021:02:08

volleyball or handball, or basketball, Great Britain in action.

1:02:081:02:13

And women's gymnastics is an option. Those are all of the FT that you

1:02:131:02:21

can see. Tomorrow, the scribe with the boss on it, that will have

1:02:211:02:28

action on it. Cross-country eventing, you can watch that all

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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day if you would like. We like to Great drum up on the BBC. We saw a

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class act in the swimming pool, Dana Vollmer. A fantastic swim,

1:04:201:04:25

able to record. She is one of those swimmers, she has produced a

1:04:251:04:30

fantastic performances, and now, an Olympic gold medal. She knew she

1:04:301:04:36

would win, she already had the make-up! Quite impressive. We have

1:04:371:04:43

seen some good performances from the women, written and a toot, --

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Ruta Meilutyte, incredible. fastest heat swimmer and the

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fastest semi-final swimmer. I thought this morning was as good as

1:04:531:04:58

she has got, but she is looking like she would get the gold medal.

1:04:581:05:02

We have claimed the wrong plastic Britain's! We might be bidding on

1:05:021:05:10

this! Who knows? You know what it is like to be a star at a younger

1:05:101:05:15

age. The pressures and expectation. She struggled with the interview,

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but she did not trouble in the swimming pool. -- she did not

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struggle. She is training in Plymouth and learning English, she

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is using resources outside the country she comes from. We have the

1:05:301:05:35

same thing in Australia, different athletes train. It adds value to

1:05:351:05:39

the programme. When you have a talented athlete in your programme,

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for the other athletes, it is tough be England, but the advantage is,

1:05:441:05:53

you have got no idea, no fear. bravery of use. Outside, it is

1:05:531:05:58

starting to go dark. It is quite something out there. The view

1:05:581:06:04

behind the stadium. The Orbit, lots of people milling around, hoping to

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getting somewhere. Amongst them, Helen Skelton.

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I did not think that I would be watching it the swimming from a

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meadow! OK, guys! I was here to talk about Rebecca Adlington! See

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if you can send back at them! GB! Team GB! I think we are

1:06:301:06:36

fighting a losing battle, but he looks the part! There are not many

1:06:361:06:40

sporting events you can come to and have a lovely time with the rival

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fans. Are you a big fan of Rebecca Adlington? Yes. I have come from

1:06:461:06:51

near Mansfield, where Rebecca Adlington swims. Potentially, you

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could swim in the same swimming- pool. It has been named after her.

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Yes. You should do that. Fingers crossed, you will watch her take

1:07:021:07:07

the gold medal again. Yes. You have got some impressive bass pate, but

1:07:071:07:16

it is running away! -- face paint! Would you mind if I watch with you?

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That is fine, definitely. You are his dad! I will join them and see

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if we can sing louder than you! Team GB, Team GB! It is just me!

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There are three of us! Good for him, getting back at the

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Lithuanian fans! There is one place that all of them will be cheering

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one person, this is the Rebecca Adlington friends and family,

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gathered in Mansfield, to talk about inspiration. Because of her

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success in Beijing, they've renamed the swimming centre in Mansfield

1:07:591:08:08

after her. It was opened in 2010 after a facelift. The Rebecca

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Adlington swimming centre. That is what the success of an athlete like

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Rebecca Adlington can do for everybody in her community and

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around, watching it, saying, I could be a bit like her.

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Rebecca effect. Everybody needs an inspirational role model, and

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swimming needed Rebecca Adlington. A double Olympic gold-medallist, we

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have never had it before. It always takes somebody to start it off.

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People follow. Hopefully, they will want to be the new Rebecca.

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have to train hard to be a swimmer, there are no short cuts, you have

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to think of other ways to try to improve your technique. Liam

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Tancock has a very original really tight. Liam Tancock has got

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it. Well done! World champion We think of you as the 50 metres

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winner, but you are stepping up to 100 metres. Do we need the crowd to

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shout? Definitely. People talk about the home crowd advantage in

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football and rugby, but in London, it will be 17,500 people, hopefully

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it will be electrifying. Most people think of me as a 50 metres

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winner, the world champion in 2009 and 2011. And breaking a world

1:09:421:09:47

record. But it has not been my focus. It is a big thing to become

1:09:471:09:53

the world champion, an amazing experience, to be a record holder,

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but the 100 metres is what I have been training for. I cannot wait to

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stand behind the blocks. The French and the Americans are the big

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rivals. Do you look at them, or do you focus on your performance?

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Swimming is strange. Nobody can affect you and as you let them. I

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do not even think about who is next to me. It is not going to change

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the way I swim. I swim for me, the way that I know I can swim, to swim

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faster. A slight difference for your training, you have introduced

1:10:311:10:37

rock-climbing and ballet. How does that work? It is weird, people

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think, why do they? But we look at different athletes and their

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attributes, and whether they can transfer to the swimming pool. A

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ballet dancer, they are slim, they have great physique, they are very

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aware of their body position, their placement, and we want that in the

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swimming pool. We want to be toned. We want to be aware of our

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placement, kicking through the water. It is a good crossover. We

1:11:081:11:12

also do kick-boxing, which is the opposite, but we need the

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controlled aggression. It is a no- brainer. In swimming, we are

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talking about fractions of a second, and if I can gain that by doing

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something different, it is not as though I am doing less, I am giving

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more. If I can get it, why will be the one laughing.

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Nobody is laughing. It is brilliant. We will see him in the semi-finals,

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he is only the British swimmer to be a double world champion.

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difference in the distance, it is twice the distance, but he has got

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the speed. His turnover is so much faster than the others, because he

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is slightly smaller. He uses his speed along the first length, and

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the training is about the back end. The other swimmers, 6 ft 7, 6 ft 10.

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They are so long and rangy, but here, as well as Australians and

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British, and I am sure there are South Africa ends. -- South Africa

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Kosuke Kitajima is hoping to do in the Olympic Games has ever won

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the same individual event at three Olympic Games in a row. Kosuke

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Kitajima could do it on this, the 100 breaststroke, and on the 200.

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It is like Kelly Holmes doing what she did, he has already done it

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twice, and to give it in a third Olympics in a row. It is a tough

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field. This is Brenton Rickard, 20 years of age, he holds the world

1:13:241:13:30

record. The field is extraordinary. I do not normally get too excited

1:13:301:13:34

about the breaststroke, but we have the world record holder at the 100

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metres, Brenton Rickard, this is the record holder on the 50 metres,

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Cameron van der Burgh at, in lane four, and the bald record holder on

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the 200 is in lane six. -- world record holder. This man is not slow,

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either, Fabio Scozzoli. The world championship silver-medallist on

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the 50 and 100. This is the world record holder on the 200, Christian

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Sprenger. Next to him, really looking forward to seeing how this

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next Gentleman will do. Kosuke Kitajima of Japan. They call him

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the Emperor. He is a super hero in Japan. Gold-medallist in the 100

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and 200 in Athens and in Beijing. Can he go three in a row? This is

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an interesting guy, he gave up swimming, decided to come back. He

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has won a silver medal in the Olympics in 2004, and a bronze in

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Beijing. Can he complete the set? Where is the gold medal going?

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did like it to be Kosuke Kitajima, because of the history, but Cameron

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van der Burgh, he is good at 50, in previous races, he has blown it out

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on the first 50, he has gone too quickly and had nothing left, but

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in the semi-finals, he looked fantastic. You cannot kowtowed

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Kosuke Kitajima. Kosuke Kitajima come up I hope he does it. Good

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luck. The final of the men's 100 metres breaststroke. There was a

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lot of noise around the swimming pool, but it was a clean start.

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Kosuke Kitajima does not normally get the fastest 50 metres. Cameron

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the water and that is not allowed. The judges are might not have

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picked that up, you can only see it on the camera. Very controlled, I

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think he has the energy to hold on to this. Kitajima is struggling

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with the pace. Van Der Burgh is in very good shape indeed. They are

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starting to come back, and Christian Sprenger of Australia

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retired from the 200m because he had had enough of it but he is

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still holding on. Van Der Burgh gets the gold, the Silver has gone

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to Christian Sprenger. What a brilliant swim. That is amazing. He

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went out so fast. He paced it. He held back a little bit from his

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semi-final. He has learnt in the last couple of years to use his

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speed and make the most of it on the 100. That is a great swim and

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there are some very excited people behind him. Concern third, the

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comeback kid, 30 years of age. -- Hansen. What a great story from the

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30 year-old, but Van Der Burgh... I can non-believer. He was so fast

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out. I love it that you are getting so excited about breast stroke, it

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is obviously the hardest stroke. He was good, rolling all the way

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through to the finish. Kitajima with the black cat out of the

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medals, Christian Sprenger should be happy with that. And new world

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record, that is a really big shock. I wasn't expecting that. Really

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exciting. I can't believe the world Adlington put since his outstanding.

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She spent four hours in the water on most days, she has three

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sessions in the gym, she goes on two Mile runs, and her coach says

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she is one of the very few swimmers who can stand on the block and get

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better. This is a very hot final. The world record holder Federica

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Pellegrini is coming out first. Rebecca Adlington will be the last

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swim her to come out into this packed arena with all this noise.

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When he saw her in the heats this morning, we saw her mouth saying

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"come on, get on with it" and she just wanted to get into the pool.

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This is a very competitive race, and to be totally realistic, very

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few people are expecting Rebecca Adlington to defend her title, but

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then we didn't expect her to win it last time so anything can happen.

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She is in the final, and a medal would be a sensational result.

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There is the favourite for this final, Camille Muffat of France,

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the world number one. She only got a bronze in Shanghai last year.

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This woman is dangerous, Allison Schmitt of the USA. Her coach also

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happens to be the coach of Michael Phelps. He is a handy coach, a good

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coach. In fact Allison Schmitt has taken a year of university to go

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and train there. This young lady, she is in lane seven, the world

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junior champion last year, but the ground is waiting to receive the

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reigning Olympic champion, Rebecca Adlington. Unbelievable. There's

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her parents. That is her mother with the camera. The world record

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holder is Federica Pellegrini, in lane one. Camille Muffat is in lane

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four, they are everywhere. There is Rebecca Adlington, she will be

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closest to the camera all the way through. Not a bad lane four her.

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She is much better on the 800m freestyle, but who knows on the

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outside lane. A great opportunity. Can she get a medal? Massive noise

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here at the Olympic aquatics centre for the start of the women's 400m

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freestyle final, and they have gone off very fast indeed. Unusually,

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Camille Muffat, we expected her to be a back-end swim there. You yes,

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big intent from her. She has been the fastest by about two seconds in

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the world this year, and she has been practising to come back very

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strongly. We didn't expect her to start out so strongly so I think

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she has been waiting for this moment all year. Coralie Balmy is

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to the writer of her with the white cat. Allison Schmitt doing what we

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thought she would do. I think this is a dominant swim from Camille

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Muffat. She has got a really strong back-end. Why go so fast at the

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start? Also Allison Schmitt. There is Rebecca Adlington, and she looks

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OK at the moment. Those two women in the centre have gone out very

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fast indeed. Pellegrini is also very good on the back end, she is

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in third place. Pellegrini's world record was the slowest first two

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hundred and then the fastest back two hundred. Rebecca Adlington

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looking OK. If these two front runners have gone too quick, the

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rest of the field could have them. We saw it in Beijing. Often the big

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guys go right now. Rebecca Adlington was Sevens with 50m to go,

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and then she came through an won. She is not out of it at all.

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Camille Muffat is leading in the centre. Allison Schmitt in second

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place, Coralie Balmy in third. Alison Schmidt is not giving in.

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1:24:431:24:44

Training with Michael Phelps's coat, a very toffs weather. The second

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part of this 400m is absolutely awesome. If they get anywhere near

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the record, it is a great swim. 80 metres to go in the final of the

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women's 400m freestyle and Coralie Balmy is just about in the bronze-

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medal position. Camille Muffat is leading, but Allison Schmitt is

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coming back very strongly. There is Rebecca Adlington, starting to move

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into the bronze medal position. And the moment with about 40 metres to

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go, it is Camille Muffat of France leading, and Rebecca Adlington is

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still just about in the bronze- medal position. Allison Schmitt is

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still coming back, it will be so close. Allison Schmitt is just

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about going to get the silver, Camille Muffat get the gold, and

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the great bronze medal for Rebecca Adlington. Well done to Rebecca

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Adlington in lane eight. I am so pleased. Look at those guys in her

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home town supporting Rebecca Adlington. We didn't expect her to

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defend the title. Camille Muffat had her name on the gold medal and

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she swam a masterful race. You can't deny that someone like that

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has just destroyed the field all year and I loved her dominance.

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Allison Schmitt would not give in, she got the silver. A tough race,

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but Rebecca Adlington could probably not see so much and her

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grit and determination will bode well for the 800m. I'm there she

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was stressing when she was a tiny bit too far out from the wall.

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Olympic champion, Camille Muffat of France. Well done, Rebecca

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Adlington. She didn't look that good in the heats, but another

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medal for her. Wonderful stuff. That is that even back in Mansfield

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giving her an ovation. It is wonderful to see. It is great news

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1:27:451:27:51

for the 800m freestyle. Lotte Friis has got fourth position. That is to

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sue is likely to be vying against in the 800m freestyle. There is

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relief in that, isn't there? I am crying because of the crowd. 12

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years of hard work has gone into that and it was so hard. The 400m

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feels tougher than the 800m. I could see them but I could not see

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what was beyond them. I am so glad I have got a medal at the home

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Games, not many people can say that. Could you hear the crowd shouting?

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Yes, they were amazing. This is what I wanted. I know so many

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people wanted me to get the gold medal and I am sorry for that but I

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tried my hardest. Swimming is one of the hardest sport to medal at so

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this is unbelievable. These are the pictures of the people at home

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supporting you. Any second now, you're going to touch the wall.

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everyone has been so amazing. Obviously I have my own support

1:29:051:29:15

team, my family, my poor -- my boyfriend. It is amazing how much

1:29:151:29:22

support I have had. Literally might follow was on Twitter have gone up

1:29:221:29:28

by about 30,000 just being here and that is what we need. The

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supporters will encourage us and it definitely did that for me. You a

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whole family are amazingly supportive. I could see the nerves

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on his face. He is always crying more than my mum. They are so proud

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of me and I am so grateful for everything they do for me. My whole

1:29:541:29:59

family, not just my parents. They have given up so much and I have

1:29:591:30:08

never known as -- a family as selfless as mine. You're not let us

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1:30:181:30:18

down, you never do. Liam is coming Their fantastic swim, her reaction

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told you how much it took out of her, what a super performance that

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was. She will be on the podium. Can Liam Tancock make it through to the

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final of the 100 metres backstroke? This is double his preferred

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distance, but this is the minimum distance at the Olympics. That is

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Camille Lacourt, the favourite. The point is to make the top eight in

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the two semi-finals to make the final. One more word on Rebecca

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Adlington, her 800 metres is coming already, I am so pleased for her to

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get a medal. She is a real emotional swimmer, that will give

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her fantastic emotions. She beat Lotte Friis as well, very good

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indeed. Straight into the first semi-final of the men's 100

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1:31:251:31:25

backstroke. Liam Tancock in the red hat. The first semi-final of the

1:31:251:31:30

men's 100 metres backstroke, and Liam Tancock, free from the bottom,

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looking very good, a good start. He is the world record-holder in the

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50 metres. Next to him, Camille Lacourt going well. Camille Lacourt

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is the European record holder. They are used to racing each other. Liam

1:31:471:31:54

Tancock is holding something back, I hope. It was a good turn. This is

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great to see from Liam Tancock. Camille Lacourt is excellent. 53.6,

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53.7 will qualify for the final. Liam Tancock is doing differently

1:32:071:32:17
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from normal. This is really impressive. Camille Mark Hall wins,

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second, Liam Tancock, 53.25, and that will get him through to the

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final. There is no way seven guys in the second semi-final will beat

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him. That is really impressive. Stop curdling rate! Rebecca

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Adlington has made you could opt! The way he paced the race, it shows

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the majority. He has got to hold on. He will have scored -- scared

1:32:481:32:53

Camille Lacourt. He had to do something different, otherwise, he

1:32:531:32:57

would leave the race in the first length. We are excited for Liam

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1:33:071:33:09

Tancock. I thought 53.6 would make the final. He is fine. Liam Tancock,

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second, 53.25, very good indeed. 53.7, fourth place, that is a

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little surprising. Camille Lacourt reorganising can sell. It threw him.

1:33:311:33:37

Liam Tancock taking his time to acknowledge the crowd. The second

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semi-final, straight in, commit up. Liam Tancock is a massive crowd

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pleaser. The noise again, I hope tomorrow in the final the crowd

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Congratulations, that was one of the best I have seen you swim,

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useful. Thank you, I was really pleased. It is tough, the first

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game, -- first race, but the support makes the difference. I

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1:34:211:34:22

made it through to the semi-finals, added a different thing. The second

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semi-final to come, but hopefully I will make it back. It was his long

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arms that picked year. But the backstroke swimmers are Bich, but

1:34:371:34:44

it is not about size of a stop the crowd is tremendous. Then the

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support I am getting on Twitter is incredible. Thanks to you for

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helping me swim fast. Perhaps Cameron could give you inspiration,

1:34:531:34:59

and he did it today. He is a good mate of mine cover we go to South

1:34:591:35:06

Africa a few times. We had a tragedy earlier in the year, with

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Alexander Dale Oen, and Cameron was a friend of his. He put a

1:35:111:35:19

performance in today. But Rebecca, wow, she got a bronze medal, she

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dug her nails end. She did the business, fantastic. Britain are

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1:35:341:35:36

getting in the medals. Hopefully was so different. That is the way

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to do it. He did not kill himself down the first 25, he met -- he

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looked Kamil the call get ahead. He nearly beat the world champion.

1:35:521:36:02
1:36:021:36:03

There is the monster, lane four, Matthew Grevers. 6 ft 8. Matthew

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Grevers, 6 ft 8, the fastest man in history in a textile suit. Only one

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man has gone faster, 51.9. Matthew Grevers, 52.0. I wonder if we will

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see a world record here, they are starting to go now. I thought they

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1:36:341:36:35

were supposed to be impossible, but they are starting to go. Somebody

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in the crowd shouted just when they were supposed to be governed, that

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1:36:491:36:50

is ridiculous. -- supposed to be going. Matthew Grevers was a

1:36:501:36:55

silver-medallist in Beijing, he looks relaxed. He is winning well.

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He will turn it on after the turn. Gareth Kean swimming around like a

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rocket. That is what Liam Tancock used to do. Matthew Grevers also

1:37:081:37:17

has one to relate this morning. -- also did the relay. Nick Thoman

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should be going with him. 56.5, 56.6, I am thinking. 52.6. I am

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1:37:381:37:38

pleased he did not get the what recorder. -- world record. 53.29

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was second. That was where Suki I reek of Japan. It looks like Liam

1:37:481:37:53

Tancock will be the fourth fastest into the final. Third place? Third

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fastest. The computer says... will be between the two Americans,

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Matthew Grevers and Nick Thoman. Is that right? Whatever the place,

1:38:121:38:20

Liam Tancock will swim his own race. Matthew Grevers is the man to beat.

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The monster, Matthew Grevers, wins. He will be the fastest into the

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I can confirm... Very good indeed for Liam Tancock. He will be in

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lane three, between Matthew Grevers and Nick Thoman. It is a great lane.

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Really. I am so excited! It is tomorrow night, the final session,

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it will start at 7:30pm. I am really looking forward to that.

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Take a breath! I cannot go to bed early tonight, I am exhausted! I

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need more than caffeine! No! We are waiting for the medal ceremony for

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the women's 400 metres freestyle. Apologies, the men's 100 metres

1:39:321:39:38

breaststroke. It is worth talking about the breaststroke, Liam

1:39:381:39:43

Tancock mentioned about Alexander Dale Oen. He was the world champion

1:39:431:39:49

last year. He sadly died on the training cramp -- on the training

1:39:491:39:53

camp, of a heart related problem. It was one of the saddest things to

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be aware. I imagine Cameron van der Burgh will have done it for him.

1:40:001:40:10
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was only in April, he was the world Many congratulations to Cameron van

1:40:121:40:16

der Burgh it. We will be back here shortly, after we get a reaction

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from Gary Lineker and Ian Thorpe. Your thoughts on Rebecca Adlington?

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A wonderful effort to get the bronze medal. Applause to Rebecca

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Adlington. She was under the pump, there was so much pressure on her

1:40:341:40:39

to perform. There was talk of her not even winning a medal. What I

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was most impressed with, she took it out, and she put herself through

1:40:451:40:51

the most pain possible to actually secured the medal. Hats off to her

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for that performance, very impressive. She looks good for the

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800. It bodes well, it shows she is in form. Yes, and I love that she

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said the crowd has been fantastic, she could hear the crowd. She is

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stronger at the 800, we can have more confidence in her now been

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delivering the result of that Team GB wants to see. I like the way you

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are thinking that! We are about to see the freestyle, one of the

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highlights of the first week of the Olympics. There was a time this was

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a gold medal guaranteed for the USA, but somebody changed that in

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1:41:371:41:45

Australia against America. Ian Thorpe, the big world record holder.

1:41:451:41:54

USA, four, USA -- Australia, 5. They are clearly leading the

1:41:541:42:00

Americans. The Americans will have to catch the Australians. This is

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awesome. The Americans are just starting to edge forward. What a

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battle! Australia lead at the halfway mark. The crowd of Delyn

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1:42:271:42:27

wild. -- crowd are going wild. The big guy, Ian Thorpe. I cannot

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believe he is going to hang on to it. Ian Thorpe is coming back, I

1:42:311:42:36

cannot believe he is going to do this! That is the most fantastic

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swim I have ever seen in my whole The most fantastic so when he had

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ever seen. The worst catarrh performance ever! -- guitar

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performance! You had just won a final not long before. This was my

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first day at the Olympics. I won the 400 freestyle, I was the

1:43:001:43:07

favourite. Everybody expected that. What was unexpected was me coming

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into the relay, and was at a risk? You won in a wet suit. Come on!

1:43:171:43:25

am just kidding! I broke my swimsuit, changing into a new one.

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There was a bit of stress. That has shifted things, they were

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invincible before that. This Australian team seem confident.

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Americans have never been beaten in Olympic history before. It was like

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winning the America's Cup. Since then, they have been beaten again.

1:43:441:43:50

They have retained this in 2008. The Australian team here, the media

1:43:501:43:54

are calling them weapons of mass destruction. They are not calling

1:43:541:44:00

themselves that. They are not overly confident? The Aussie thing

1:44:001:44:05

that you occasionally have! I do not think so. This is the best

1:44:051:44:14

freestyle relay team we have ever had. We have two swimmers, to

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qualify, it was under 49 seconds, the first time in history. We swam

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the number one, number two, number five and number six this morning,

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and it will be the top four in the final tonight. You are against Ryan

1:44:311:44:36

Lochte and Michael Phelps for the USA. I am really excited, it is not

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just Australia against the USA. France have a wonderful team,

1:44:411:44:45

Russia are swimming well, the Italian team is quite good, but

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everybody in Australia is very excited about the relay, and

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hopefully getting back the gold medal. The French have already had

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success. Watch this, slightly biased from the BBC broadcasters.

1:45:021:45:12
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We were happy in here as well. It is a terrific moment because it is

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the first medal for Team GB in the pool. This is a home Olympic Games,

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and looking at that race, I feel it is important as a gauge for Team GB

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1:45:381:45:43

and the work that has gone into this preparation. A lot of Tweets

1:45:431:45:52

coming in, one from Keri-Ann Payne, and James Goddard. I have started

1:45:521:45:56

following Rebecca Adlington, I have just found her so I am sure she

1:45:561:46:01

will be thrilled. Her I am sure she will be. She said

1:46:011:46:09

on Twitter this morning I am not expecting anything but I will do

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the best I can, and she did. We could have behaved much worse than

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we did, and also you didn't catch me powdering his face because we

1:46:201:46:26

got so excited. To put into context lot Rebecca has achieved tonight,

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what it might say about the 800m final on Friday. It was massive.

1:46:321:46:38

Everyone might expected because she was the reigning Olympic champion,

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but it was not expected and it just shows any lane you can win from.

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The women's team is very strong across the board. You saw the

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reaction from Keri-Ann Payne, and she will be in action next week.

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Gemma Spofforth is in the 100m backstroke in 2009, but she has had

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a lot going on at home with deaths of loved ones around her, and she

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was thinking of giving it up altogether and she is in the semi-

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finals coming up. This is her story. It is so nice to see you smiling

1:47:211:47:29

because you have had such a tough year. Yes, definitely. My last few

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years have been full of doubt, not wanting to swim, all over the place.

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Since the trials I have been happiest I have ever been in my

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career, just trying to enjoy the moment and enjoy the training, and

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enjoy that paying I am getting from training. It has changed everything

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I am getting from the training so I am excited about what's to come

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because I am in the best place I have been for a long time. Four

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years ago you were racing for your mum, are you racing for you now?

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Yes, and it is amazing how quickly that turned around. I struggled

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with how selfish and athlete could be and how much we take from so

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many people in different areas of our lives. Family sacrifices so

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much, friends, the coaches give so much, and one thing I have learnt

1:48:281:48:34

so much is that I am being selfish in many ways, but I am giving back

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in many ways as well. Am using swimming to be able to give back to

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certain people, teaching the kids, but it took me a long time to

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figure that out. I know that whatever I do in the pool is 100%

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fall I have got. Whether I achieve my goals or not, I know I will be

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satisfied. Gemma Spofforth is back! Yes, enjoying life, enjoying

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swimming again and the world is my oyster. Anything can happen. I know

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that I have my own personal goals. No one comes to the Olympics to

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come second, third, fourth. If somebody swims better than me on

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the day, I'm no I have put everything into that race. For a

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while she worked on a suicide hot line, but now her mind is firmly

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back on the sport she loves. Obviously she has had some

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distractions with the death in her family, but she had to find herself.

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She is with a great group of people. If Ryan Lochte says she is an

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inspiration to him. Yes, your fellow team-mates get so much from

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you. She is a great athlete and I you. She is a great athlete and I

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just want to see her get to the final along with Georgia Davies.

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Yes, because we also have Georgia Davies who set a faster qualifying

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time than Gemma Spofforth this morning. Lookout for Missy Franklin,

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the 6 ft 1 American, only 17 years old. It is a really great line-up.

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We can rejoin Adrian and Andy. This is going to be very

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interesting indeed. I wonder whether Gemma Spofforth can make it

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all the way back. She is the world record holder in the 100m

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1:50:551:50:58

backstroke. What a great swimmer Georgia Davies did. Listen to

1:50:581:51:08
1:51:081:51:08

this... A great ovation for the British team. Look at the Union

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Jacks, it is making shivers go up my back. The new sensation of world

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women's swimming, Missy Franklin, 17 years of age. Seven events here

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she has got, and she has already won a bronze medal. Terror cower of

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1:51:421:51:54

Japan in lane 5. -- Terakawa. Look at her hat, it is a cracker. The

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world record holder. She did get off the board, but she has come

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back really well, in great fighting shape. Barbieri of it to leap in

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lane eight. The first semi-final of the women's 100m backstroke. A

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warning, just be careful because the second semi-final is absolutely

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1:52:321:52:41

loaded. The Olympic record, Emily Seebohm. Gemma Spofforth's world

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record will be under threat in the off the wall at the start in her

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heat. Shoes in lane seven, and Georgia Davies of Great Britain has

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got a pretty decent start. Yes, Gemma Spofforth struggling with the

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1:53:311:53:37

pace here. Franklin coming up really strong, look at that. Gemma

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Spofforth is looking pretty good at the moment. They are all in a line,

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and it is Terakawa are in the centre. It looks like Gemma

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Spofforth could maybe get third. She is powering down, not bad at

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all. In third place, and that should get her into the final. I

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can't believe six swimmers from the second semi-final will make it grow.

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-- make it through. Congratulated by Georgia Davies. Here it is the

1:54:221:54:28

start. Close your mouth when you go in, you don't want a mouthful of

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water. She was working well, Gemma Spofforth. That was a really gutsy,

1:54:371:54:47
1:54:471:54:50

determined swim. A real glide from Terakawa. She is happy for her...

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At the moment! Missy Franklin winning that, and a very good swim

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from Gemma Spofforth or which should get her into the final. The

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last 10m you could just feel the pain from Gemma Spofforth, but this

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second semi-final is loaded and Emily Seebohm was so impressive in

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the heats. You are gaining experience for the

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time, going from heat to semi- finals. Not the best thing you have

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done, but a great experience for you. Yes, this morning I gave it

1:55:321:55:39

everything I had to try to make it through at this Olympics. I didn't

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know what to expect, there was a lot of fast swimming. This morning,

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because I gave so much, I didn't have much to come back. I am

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disappointed with that but I am really pleased for her. It is not

1:55:541:55:58

the last we have seen from year. is certainly not the last we have

1:55:581:56:05

seen from you. Yeah so, I am much happier with that today. Realising

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the ground was behind me, it was great. We have the final tomorrow,

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and this is really what I came from. -- came for. Andy said it was very

1:56:241:56:29

gutsy, but not the best start I have seen. Yes, this morning I

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1:56:391:56:42

slipped. I was thinking a lot about that, but I am ready for tomorrow.

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Great to see her so happy, and she really does enjoy the emotion of

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success, and that will be fabulous for her final. The second semi-

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final of the women's backstroke. This is a silver medallist in this

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1:57:141:57:23

event, Kirsty Coventry. The world champion is in two, and there is

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Emily Seebohm, the new Olympic record holder with the time she set

1:57:281:57:38
1:57:381:57:39

in the heats. A Emily Seebohm could take the edge off because she will

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1:57:491:57:49

be going for the world record, which belongs to Gemma Spofforth.

1:57:491:57:57

Not a bad reaction from Emily Seebohm in four, a little slow in

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lane 5. To your left, Zueva is a very fast 50 swimmer but not using

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that paste. Similar to Liam Tancock, easing back. Just on the world

1:58:181:58:23

record pace. Emily Seebohm is still a bit low in the water, not as high

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as she was. Still, turning it on now. The Chinese competitor not

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quite keeping up with her. I am not sure she is going to do it. It will

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be pretty close but I don't think so. She is starting to swim away,

1:58:411:58:51
1:58:511:58:52

it will be interesting. It is going to be very close indeed. 58.39. The

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world record very nearly went. My goodness me, two storming swims.

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The surprised me a bit. She seemed to be sitting low in the water and

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with backstroke you need to surf on top of it as much as you can. She

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might have been trying a little bit too hard. She is gritting her teeth.

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A good swim from lane two as well. Emily Seebohm is the threat. I

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think she will qualify fastest by nearly a second. I can also tell

1:59:331:59:37

you that Great Britain's Gemma Spofforth is comfortably through to

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1:59:471:59:49

the final. The world champion is only in second place. She has been

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so on well for such a long time, but finally got her whole body

1:59:531:59:58

working again. She was brilliant when she was 16, but started

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getting there will this is. Look at that, 58.39, so fastest into the

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look at how much. In sixth place, Gemma Spofforth. But look at how

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close it is. Here is the one we have been waiting for. No British

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team. We did not qualify, but we have got the Aussies against the

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Americans, but do not write off the Russians. They have got a strong

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team. I was talking to my Russian rival, he said he fancies the

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Russians for the gold medal. He is talking it up! South Africa are not

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shabby, in lane one. They have won this title before. They shocked the

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world. That was brilliant. Stunning. South Africa in lane one, Germany

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in lane two. There are no big names. Benjamin Starr Carr, Markus Deibler.

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They are good, but nothing outstanding. Christoph Fildebrandt

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and Marco di Carli. Lane three, the Russians. Andrey Grechin, Nikita

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Lobintsev, they have had some really impressive swims. Looking

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forward to this one. These are the Australians, what a team, the

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weapons of mass destruction. Mass destruction, they might be, James

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Magnussen, the world champion, and they have the second fastest man in

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the world on the final they go. Here they are. Michael Phelps has

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got his headphones on. He withdrew from the freestyle so he could

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concentrate on this. It is going to be fascinating. Michael Phelps:

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Second. That is an interesting one. Ryan Lochte is the anchor. The

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French cover what do you say about the French re-let over the years? -

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- Piggy French relay? They have blown it a couple of times. You are

2:02:472:02:56

very polite! Amaury Leveaux,... Of Belgium in lane seven, that is very

2:02:562:03:03

interesting. It is very good, fantastic. It is really great, they

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will step up. Here they are, in the final. What do you think about

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James Magnussen leading off for the Australians? He will try to do

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something enormously special. You can set an individual world record

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2:03:312:03:33

in the first leg. There he is. He is site. -- he is psyched up.

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Michael Phelps in the background. Scary eyes. That is the French are.

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The lead-off man, Amaury Leveaux. That is what he should have done in

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Beijing, when they lost to the Americans. They have the order

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wrong. Let's hope they have it better today. James Magnussen can

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break the world record, currently freestyle relay. It was a great

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start from France. James Magnussen looks too tense. He is not right by

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now. The American not letting him get away. South Africa have been

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around a long time. Great swimming from America. James Magnussen is

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not getting it his own way. There will not be an individual world

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record. The Americans are holding him off. Michael Phelps, and the

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big surprise, 47.89 for the American. Michael Phelps in the

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white hat. Just to the left hand side of the leading pack. He

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normally goes out slaver. Apologies, he is in the black hat. Very

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interesting. Come on, Michael Phelps! He is using all of his

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strength, that is what he is renowned for. He has given the

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American team half a second. He has had the morning off! This is a

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massive swing for Michael Phelps. Huge! A really big shock, we did

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not expect Australia to be this far behind. America might wind is from

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here. This is fascinating. Jones for the USA, this is really

2:06:012:06:11

interesting. Michael Phelps, 47.1. The French are still battling it

2:06:112:06:21
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record pace. Ryan Lochte, last. He has got a bit of work to do. He has

2:06:292:06:36

a nice lead, but he has what to do. A very quick takeover. I think it

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is OK. Surely Ryan Lochte will not get caught. The Frenchman is

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catching him already. Expect Ryan Lochte to come back, but lack at

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the Frenchman. -- look at the Frenchman. Can they win the relay?

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An amazing turn from Ryan Lochte. He is not a renowned 100 freestyler.

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I have no idea where this will go. The Frenchman might win this. This

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is an amazing swim! Finally, the French have done it! After so many

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years of finishing second and third, they have done it! I cannot believe

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they have done that! What a massive final like! They got the team for

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the bright, and look at what happens when you do it right!

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was such a huge demand of Ryan Lochte. They were hoping to

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dominate before him. The French commentator it is going at more

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nuts than you! Take are screaming down the microphones! The second

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gold medal of the evening for the French. What a night for the French

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swimming team. They did not get the Olympics, but they got two gold

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medals tonight. The Americans, apologies, the French have only

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ever had four caught medals in the swimming pool. They had added two

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more. I had a funny feeling about Ryan Lochte. He has got guts, but

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they were hoping for a bigger lead. I want to look at the split for the

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Frenchman. Look at these guys! Should up a second! -- shut up! And

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Olympic champions, look at that! I am so pleased for them, they keep

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on coming second and third. They lost by 0.08 in Beijing, and that

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was a super swim. Look at his face! Well done, gentlemen. I think he

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would 46. It is outstanding. The What did you just say? I would

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never have thought of that! Incredible. It is proof that you

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can be greater than the sum of your parts. It was mind-blowing,

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everybody thought Australia were the favourites, then we saw Michael

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Phelps and Ryan Lochte. All of a sudden, they are leading, and

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nobody was talking about the French. In Beijing, it was all about the

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French, they had the speed, but the Americans are overcame them.

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America are not the dominant force that they always were. Shortly, the

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medal ceremony that will include Rebecca Adlington receiving her

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bronze medal. She will come out soon. I wonder if Sharron Davies

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will get any of the relay swimmers. Rebecca Adlington swam a faster

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time to win her bronze medal tonight than she did to win the

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gold medal in Beijing. She had the fast suit on in Beijing. It shows,

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some of the records, everybody says they knew suit records would never

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be beaten, and in some events, it will take a long time, but with

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some people, with a lot of hard work and determination, I do not

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think that will necessarily mean she will break a world record in

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the 800, but it is possible. think there are still plenty of

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people waiting for this medal ceremony. Prince Albert of Monaco,

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he married a swimmer, you were at the wedding. Yes, Princess Charlene.

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I went to Monaco for their wedding. I have been to a few weddings,...

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He understands swimming! Yes, and Charlie was an Olympic swimmer

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herself. It has been a good night for France, but also, for Great

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brilliant. A wonderful cheerful Rebecca Adlington. Her parents are

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there. She came in as defending champion, she went faster than she

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did in Beijing. She has added a bronze medal to the gold medals

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that she won four years ago. Axis from the Prince. -- Axis from the

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Prince. The standing ovation, which is wonderful. That was a brilliant

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bronze medal. They really gutsy swim, and it sets up the 800

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freestyle. Look at that smile! That says it all. She swims on emotion,

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and that will get carried into the 800. She has been able to manage it

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as well, because there were pressure on her -- but there was

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pressure on her. She coped with the she pushed it all the way. She

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almost got it, Camille Muffat -- she almost called Camille Muffat.

2:13:032:13:07

swimmer from Lord Poltimore has won a silver medal for the second time

2:13:072:13:16

in a row. Allison Schmitt. The USA get the silver medal. She swam a

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really good ways, -- really good race, and I thought she would win.

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What a moment for Camille Muffat. She has been ranked number one for

2:13:292:13:34

most of 2012. Really consistent, she has done some sensational times

2:13:342:13:40

around Europe. The new Olympic champion in the women's 400 metres

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freestyle, Camille Muffat of France. Ford is ago, it was Rebecca

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Adlington, and she comes back and get another medal -- four years ago.

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The gold to Camille Muffat. This was planned for and executed to

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perfection, really good. I do not think she is winning the 800

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freestyle. We will look into that. I do not think she is. I think it

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is between Rebecca Adlington and Lotte Friis. Lotte Friis did not

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get on to this podium, but she looks good at the longer distances.

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The bronze medal to Rebecca Adlington, the silver medal to

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Allison Schmitt, the gold medal to # Allons enfants de la Patrie.

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# Qu'un sang impur. a gold medal in the Olympic

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swimming pool before this race, it was in the same race as the 400

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metres freestyle. The Olympic champion in the 400 freestyle,

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A terrific achievement. It is just a sensational achievement. We

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cannot underestimate how good a swim that was from Becky Adlington.

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Camille Muffat, total respect to her. It will give a real boost to

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the swimming team, and generally across the board with Lizzie

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Armistead winning the silver in the road race, the momentum will

2:16:362:16:44

follow? I think the thing is, with Hannah Miley last night, we

2:16:442:16:48

expected so much and it did not happen. But it was still a great

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swimmer. And now Rebecca Adlington will go back with that medal and

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the others will want it for themselves. It Wal-Mart and make

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them try any harder but it will make them more relaxed and

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confident. Rebecca Adlington keeps setting new records, she is the

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first British woman to win two medals in two successive Games. We

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have another night in the pool More chances for medals tomorrow

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and we really can, thanks to Rebecca Adlington, start to believe.

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Yes we can. A terrific night, nice on the podium but what a night for

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the French? It was incredible, two gold medals. They will be wrapped

2:17:552:17:59

it with both of those performances. You were so shocked at the French

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performance coming back against the Americans the way they did? Yannick

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Agnel, I knew he would swim well. It looks good for him for the 200

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freestyle tomorrow night. A word on Australia, all the build up, a bit

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of a let-down? After the first night when Michael Phelps came 4th

2:18:262:18:32

and everyone was shocked that Michael 4th -- Michael Phelps could

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come 4th. This is what I am feeling now, I am stunned. Raking a pass

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for that race, people in Australia will be terribly disappointed.

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Michael Phelps closer to that record, he swam very well? He did,

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it means they have a lot of confidence behind Michael Phelps

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and for the shorter events. We have enjoyed your company. We have seen

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Rebecca Adlington will win our second medal of the day. The

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Germans are still waiting for their first. We have plenty of sport

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still to come. Britain's female hockey players get

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their Olympic campaign under way against Japan.

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Scottish lightweight, Joshua Taylor won silver at the Commonwealth

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games, can he go one better? Injury has thwarted Paula

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Radcliffe's Olympic dream once again. We reflect on that and the

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ups and downs of a great career. We will see if the British men's

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football team can earn their first win of the tournament at the

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expense of the UAE. If you want to watch the football

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you can see it live on the BBC right now, BBC Three that is.

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On BBC One, hockey is next. Britain's women are ranked 4th in

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the world and are chasing a first medal for 20 years since the bronze

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medal for 20 years since the bronze in Barcelona. They were playing

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the early goal. -- and a great Britain have the early goal. No

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surprise at the name of the scorer, Alex Danson on target already. She

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is vital to this side. It was a great cross in from Helen

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Richardson. Very strong and breaks through a couple of tackles. The

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goalkeeper comes out. The good thing from AGB perspective, we

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questioned what their reaction would be playing in front of this

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crowd. Would they be nervous? We have seen it that we have a very

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Sarah Thomas scores for Great Britain. Such a good move, started

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at the back with Emily McGuire. She played it into Chloe Rogers who

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turned the defender and lifted the ball up. One of those difficult

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crosses for defenders when it is forward would be proud of a finish

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like that. Yes! Lovely ball by Richardson. Dancer and gets her

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second of the match. Look at this past, absolutely asked for what it

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got which was an excellent finish. Absolutely brilliant by Helen

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too much underneath it. An enterprising piece of play. We have

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seen quite a lot of that. It would be good for morale if one of these

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and she looks a bit cross with herself. Great start for Team GB

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and lovely to hear the voice of Barry Davies. That result leaves

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them into a good position going into their next match against South

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Let's turn our attention to the noble art of boxing, and Joshua

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I am still trying to get my head around qualifying for the Olympics,

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it is unbelievable. The crowd will be behind every punch by throw, so

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it will be a great confidence booster. My home town is buzzing,

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everyone is phoning and coming round to congratulate me to be the

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first Scot to qualify. It will be a great honour to win a gold medal.

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Back down to hard work and do as best as I can. I am a southpaw, I

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am 5 ft 11, so I am tall for lightweight. Fast on my feet, a

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good defence and fast hands. I like to get good combinations going and

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then get away. I wake up every morning after dreaming about

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winning a gold medal and changing my life. The Opening Ceremony, the

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crowd, the screening and the Home games, it will be massive. I cannot

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wait, I am so excited. I have dedicated my life, the last two

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years on going to the Olympics. Any medal would be great, but I want to

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be an Olympic champion. Amir Khan is with me, winner of the silver

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medal at the same weight as Joshua Taylor eight years ago. I won't let

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him speak yet, there is a tendency to give away the result. So we will

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go to the fight. Police join it at It was a furious exchange in the

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red corner. Changing tactics, you have got to get close up to this

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man and close the gap down. This might suit Taylor, if he gets his

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timing right he can bring him on to punches. After he has delivered his

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punches, he needs to get his hands back to the Defence position.

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was a good left hand to the mid- section of the Brazilian. But he

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did it returned the compliment. They are trading body shots.

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Beautiful combination from Joshua Taylor. It came forward with a

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combination. But the Brazilian on the back foot. That was nice from

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Taylor. Now he should switch to the head with the right hook. It is

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probably his favourite shot. He delivers it with a lot of speed and

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power. If he finishes on the right hook, it is not a bad combination

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to finish with against this Brazilian. Three-times national

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champion at three different weights is the Brazilian. Hugely

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experienced at 23 years of age. Again, beautiful, tight guard of

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been demonstrated by Taylor. It is one of the hallmarks of his boxing.

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He has an almost watertight defence. He demonstrated that when we first

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saw him at the Commonwealth games in Delhi two years ago. He keeps

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getting caught with the odd shot downstairs. He needs to stay in the

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spaces of the ring and keep off the ropes. But he is boxing not too

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badly at the moment. Just get the timing right and bring the

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body for a good portion of the second round. He glanced at the

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midriff once more. That was a nice Hulk from Josh Taylor. Good

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footwork to get himself away from the response. Terrific boxing. It

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was good use of the hands and of the legs and feet to stay out of

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harm's way. The Brazilian continuing to target the body. Look

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at the movement pride Josh Taylor. It is nice, he is three points up,

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96. That is a great round. He just has to hold it together for the

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final round. Let's listen to the instructions. Do not taking on, he

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is going to come for you for a little bit. He said, do not take

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him on. A straight left to the middle, and he finishes on the hook.

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Another left sees off his opponent. That was not too bad at all. He

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found the gap. That is a good point from Josh Taylor. The Brazilian

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scored with some blows. He is dangerous. But going back to what

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you said, the last lightweight to medal. There was another one from

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Scotland, 1988, of representing Great Britain. Into the third and

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final round. Josh Taylor wearing blue, boxing out of the southpaw

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stance. The Brazilian again punching incorrectly come up with

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the inside part of the club. It is about keeping a cool head. You

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heard the coach say, he is going to come for you, so you have got to

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pick your shots. The openings will be there. That was a lovely shot by

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Josh Taylor. He is a oozing confidence now. He is moving

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beautifully. They get themselves beautifully. They get themselves

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beautifully. They get themselves aggressive fashion. Josh Taylor

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using his feet to stay out of harm's way. Josh Taylor can counter

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attack. The Brazilian is coming forward, he is predictable, so he

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could give him a straight jab to surprise him a little bit. He

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speculative shot. I do not agree with the referee, I thought it was

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a good movement with the head. hard left hand, he followed up with

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a right to the body. As a straight shot down the middle. He is

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throwing hulks all the time, the Brazilian. He has got to stick out

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advantage after two completed rounds of boxing Massvlakte Josh

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Taylor. One minute to go. Josh Taylor boxed beautifully when

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winning the test event in November, at 64 kgs. He is getting to work

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with the jab. He has got to be just the fate, box at long range. He has

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got to move his feet again now. They go. His display was so

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dominant in the test event, his coach convinced him to drop back

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down. The Brazilian scores with a punch on the break. That brings

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boos of derision from the crowd. hope that did not score. The

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referee had told them to break. Josh Taylor just has to see this

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off. He is being instructed by the referee to engage in boxing. The

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opera could got through from the Brazilian. -- uppercut. Josh Taylor

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had a three-point lead after two rounds. Has he maintained the

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advantage? It is a good performance by Josh Taylor. He feels he has

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done enough. I think he has just got home. The Brazilian started to

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come on in the last minute. Josh Taylor got caught by the upper cut

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towards the end, but during the round, Josh Taylor worked well.

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There it is, from another angle. Nice Boxing From Josh Taylor. There

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is the looping left uppercut. That was his best shot of the round, but

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for me, Josh Taylor has just got home. Two British boxers have

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competed to this point, and they have progressed. The Brazilian, is

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that more in hope than expectation? The decision will be announced

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shortly. The Brazilian looking to progress to the last 16. He lost in

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the first preliminary round in the Beijing Olympics, hoping to have a

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longer stay at the Olympic tournament here. This man is hoping

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for the same thing again. winner, 13-9, in the blue corner,

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representing Great Britain, Josh Taylor! Josh Taylor beaming with

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delight after being declared the winner, 13-9. He takes a bow to all

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four sides of the boxing ring. He shakes hands with the Brazilian

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coaching staff. He booked his passage through to the last 16, and

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listen to the round of applause, A warm welcome, Amir Khan. That was

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a tough first round draw. The Brazilian nearly beat the world

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champion before. Yes, Josh Taylor stuck behind his jab. He is a bit

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awkward, he kept catching him clean, and he made it look easier than it

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was. He won every round, and the Brazilian kept coming forward.

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can see the potential to perhaps go all the way? Definitely, he is a

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great fighter. He can get to the final and win the championships. He

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has had some great fights. The Brazilian had a close fight against

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the world champion, and Josh Taylor looks really good against him.

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is a good start for the British boxers. Fred Evans won in the

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welterweight as well. You can see that on Gabby Logan's show later.

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It is a good, positive start. it will be good confidence for the

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other fighters who will be fighting soon. Josh Taylor had a great

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performance, as did Anthony Ogogo, and Fred Evans. Three fighters, all

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winners at the moment. We have to keep going and winning it. It is

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good momentum for the other fighters to come in, there are four

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more. It will be great confidence, the other fighters have one. It

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will give them more confidence and make them try harder. It is an

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interesting scoring system. Can you fight in the Olympic Games, or do

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you have to learn to score points? You have to learn to score points,

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it is like a game of chess. You have to take your time, you have to

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keep your guard tight. You have to be very patient at times. The

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Browns are longer, you will be spending more time in the wind, but

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you have to be careful, you have to be patient, and pick the right

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shots at the right time. Is it a disadvantage, with the coach not

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being in the corner? Yes, he knows what each fighter is about, but the

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assistance will know what to do and what to say to all of the fighters.

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He is a great coach, he has done great things. It shows how many

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fighters have qualified for the Olympics. When I was there, it was

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just me. Boxing is getting better in Britain. It is looking good. One

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of the big stories of the date is that Paula Radcliffe has had to

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pull out of the marathon. More and Pickard break in a roller-coaster

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career. -- more and limpet A lot of my best thinking time is

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what I am running. It is my time. It is not really about dwelling on

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what went wrong. You have to keep go through?, on, Paula! This is the

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gold medal if she wants it. This is the gold medal she deserves. A

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personal best, a scintillating run The personality of the year, Paula

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record, a fantastic performance, Definitely, the emotions are

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Fulfilment, happiness and relief, because it had been a long time

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athlete struggling. There were never going to be any medals today,

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More tears for Paula Radcliffe, it is a real shame for one of our

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greatest ever athletes. They can talk to Brendan Foster, he is

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watching the volleyball at Horse Guards Parade. It is really sad

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that Paula Radcliffe will miss out on the chance to win an Olympic

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gold medal. Yes, she has been one of our all-time greats, she has had

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four a tense, the first two were promising, the last two were very

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sad. All I wanted this time was to see her come to the Olympic Games

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in one piece, and to have a decent run. I never thought she could get

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a medal, because it has been too long, but to have a chance to run

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in London, where she has done so many fantastic performances. I

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really feel for her, she has been sweating on this over the last

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three or four weeks, it has been slipping away from her. Now, she is

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not going to be able to do it, and it is a sad end to a fantastic

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Some up that career for us? World champion, Commonwealth champion,

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Commonwealth and European champion on the track. World record holder

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for the marathon. Such an inspirational athlete to everybody

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around the world. All long-distance runners admire her and tried to

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emulate her. Her record is still out there and well before be few

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years. She was 4th in Sydney 12 years ago. She had a real chance in

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Athens. She will be so sad, her record when you look at it, it will

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say Commonwealth, European, world champion and that the Olympic games

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she was not able to do herself justice. She is a great athlete, a

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great lady and has a great future ahead of her in what ever she

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decides to do. I hope this is not a last time we see Paula Radcliffe

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running. We love to see her running and it is a very sad day. I am very

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emotional about it because to have a long-distance runner to try and

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run in five Olympic games has never been done before for this country.

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It is a small community and she has been out representative for so long.

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Thankfully we have Mo Farah, but she has been great. I will leave

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you to enjoy what seems to be a bit of a party going on behind you.

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Football highlights coming up. A mini Match of the day, even Alan

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Hansen is a popping in. But before that, a reminder of the headlines.

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Rebecca Adlington became the first British woman to win swimming

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medals at successive Olympic games. She won the bronze medal in that

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200 -- 400 metres freestyle. Dana Vollmer won gold medal and

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Ellen Gandy was a thin her first Olympic final. There was also a

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world record in the men's 100 metres breaststroke as Cameron van

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der Burgh became the first South African man to win the Olympic gold

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in an individual swimming event. France upset the USA to take gold

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in the men's 4x100 metres freestyle -- freestyle. Britain's first medal

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of the games was won by a Lizzie Armistead who clinched silver in

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the women's road race with the gold going to the Dutch rider, Marianne

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going to the Dutch rider, Marianne Vos after a thrilling finish. We

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are on the medal table. Currently in 16th place. China lead the way

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with six gold medals. France have won two in the pool have to get

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We have football, and now Great Britain were back in action against

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UAE knowing a win is needed if they were to make it through to the

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Stadium. Team GB know exactly what they have to do, a victory would

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put them in the driving seat. They have made three tactical changes.

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Daniel Sturridge has been replaced he was not fully fit after

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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Mohammed Ahmed is on a yellow-card. He will have to watch it. Very

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nearly the ball came through to Aaron Ramsey just outside the six-

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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yard area. It was a good ball in Giggs at the far post! Ryan Giggs

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with a header. Moments of magic from him over the years. It is the

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old man of the side who shows the young men how to do it! Outstanding

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goal. It is the pace in the past as much as anything, plus the position.

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Then the cross to Ryan Giggs is the air, according to the reactions

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of the competition. Craig Bellamy! him. Both posts! How unlucky is

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that? Great play. Bellamy was brilliant. Outstanding. He just

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committed the defender. He does it always in those situations. Team GB

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did not look fit against Brazil in the warm-up game. Daniel Sturridge,

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clipped the outside of the post. They have equalised. Once again,

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Team GB have allowed the lead to slip away. Timing of the run,

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delivery of the ball. Waited and waited for the goalkeeper and just,

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under no pressure, seemingly, Brilliant play, such a tight

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situation. A little give and go, bang - he is in. It is a really

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good save, this. The keeper last it. -- lost it. Scott Sinclair. Team

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sheet back in front. All credit to Stuart Pearce for making the change.

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Yes. Excellent substitution. McCray Bellamy and never lets you down in

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these situations. He will always false the defender back. Always,

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always and always. A grade cross in, the goalkeeper is poor. A nice

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finish in the end. He knows when you force the defender back into

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the penalty area, he cannot make a challenge. Within a minutes of

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coming on, Scott Sinclair scores Daniel Sturridge. They are smiling

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now. 3-1, brilliant. It is a perfect breakaway goal. Absolutely

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brilliant. The substitution was made and within four minutes, Team

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GB have two goals. Great ball, wasn't it? Well taken by Daniel

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Sturridge. A little look up, delicate finish and the goalkeeper

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was in no-man's-land. This will give us a better view. Brilliant

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finish. At club level, the goals dried up for Scott Sinclair and

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Daniel Sturridge. They played in the Under 21 for Stuart Pearce and

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have found their goal touch here. Great Britain top the group. They

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will qualify for the quarter-finals if they avoid defeat against

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if they avoid defeat against Uruguay and that game is on

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Wednesday. Just popped in for the last minute or so. I don't know

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much about football... I know that. That looked like a decent

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performance and a couple of good substitutions? It was a great

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result and a very good performance. I think they have improved every

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time they have played. Collectively, their understanding and

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togetherness. The team spirit is good. The manager made a couple of

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good substitutions. They survived if 15 minute spell were they got

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hammered. The passing and movement was good, Daniel Sturridge's goal

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was sensational. He was on to the past quick. And with the Spanish

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going out, anything can happen. But they progress to the quarter-finals,

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they must have a chance. Stuart Pearce said after the game, I

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thought the manager did well. was a great line, he made the

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substitution and Scott Sinclair scored after about 40 seconds.

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Thanks for popping in. That's pretty much it from us. Gabby Logan

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will be back with the Olympics tonight with all the action from

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today. No medals yesterday, two today. Things are getting better

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every day. I still believe. They do # Ice still believe.

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Four more medals are to be won at the Aquatics Centre, with the spotlight firmly trained on Britain's golden girl Rebecca Adlington as she seeks to defend her women's 400m freestyle title.

Plus news of action elsewhere, including Britain's women's hockey team, who start their Olympic campaign against Japan, and Britain's men's footballers, who are in action against UAE.

Swimming: 19.30 Women's 100m butterfly final 19.37 Men's 200m freestyle semi-final 19.48 Women's 100m breaststroke semi-final 20.08 Men's 100m breaststroke final 20.15 Women's 400m freestyle final 20.25 Men's 100m backstroke semi-final 20.44 Women's 100m backstroke semi-final 20.54 Men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay final

Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson Adrian Moorhouse Sharron Davies

Hockey commentators: Barry Davies Mel Clulow.


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