BBC One: Day 3: 09.00-11.30 Olympics

BBC One: Day 3: 09.00-11.30

Mishal Husain, John Inverdale and Clare Balding host as rowing events at Eton Dorney take the limelight. The men's four start their quest for a fourth successive Olympic gold.

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Fantastic to see those first medals for Great Britain at these Olympics.


Good morning and welcome. With Britain off the mark, it is over to


the boys to see if they can add to the medal tally. This morning it is


all about getting wet. We are on the banks of the Thames to see if


the growing class of 2012 can live up to the men's four that have gone


before. -- rowing. Then it is back to the pool for the 200 metres


freestyle women's heats, and for the men it is all about the


Waterfield go in search of Olympic glory in the synchro diving. And


this is how it is looking at the Olympic Park this morning. A


beautiful morning, perfect weather for the many people streaming into


the park. Tom Daley is going to be one of the highlights. If you are


out, get near a television for that. There is live sport under way at


Lord's. They are into the men's and women's individual draws in archery.


And they are busy with badminton at Wembley Arena. That is on BBC Three.


Horse Guards Parade, that is where the beach volleyball is coming up.


The men will be in action for Great Britain, facing Brazil. And back at


the Olympic Park, there is live poppy with the men's prelims taking


place at the Riverbank Arena. -- hockey. And there are plenty of


ways that you can keep across the Olympic action, using the BBC's


Board website and the red button. Plenty of choice on offer. And you


can stay with us and what it all unfold on BBC One. Coming up in the


next half an hour, we will hear from Tom Daley, the men's eight


rowing team, and we will take you on a tour of the Athletes' Village.


After a second gripping night in the Aquatics Centre, we are


starting with swimming. It was not quite the golden feeling of Beijing,


but Rebecca Adlington gave the home crowd plenty to cheer. All of the


crowd waiting to receive the defending Olympic champion, the


world record holder, Betty Addington.


Dominance when it from Camille Muffat. I cannot see anything else


happening. Those two women in the centre have gone out very fast


400 metres freestyle. Leading at the moment is the French athlete,


Camille Muffat. Coming back strongly is Allison Schmitt and


Rebecca Adlington going well at the bottom. She is starting to move


into the bronze medal position. Come on! This is not over. At the


last 15 metres. Bronze in the white hat is Allison Schmitt, getting the


silver. Gold to Camille Muffat. And at the bronze goes to Rebecca


Adlington! I am so proud that I have got a medal at a home Games.


Not many people can say that. The crowd are amazing. This is what I


wanted. This is what gets us from 4th to third and on to that podium.


That was Rebecca Adlington immediately after her swim last


night. Mark Foster, you were in the Aquatics Centre to see that happen.


She did an amazing time. At it was fantastic. She was faster than she


was in Beijing four years ago. There is so much as expectation on


baccy. It was a huge surprise that she won gold for in Beijing. We


knew it was going to be between her and Allison Schmitt and Camille


Muffat. Everybody was hoping and praying she could do the same thing


again. She was on the outside, doing her own race, in a sense. You


have to remember that her main event is the 800 metres freestyle.


To pick up a medal in that was a great moment for her. She has a few


days to get ready for the event that she really loves. Yes, the 800,


twice the distance. There is only two people, Rebecca Adlington and


Lotte Friis, who came behind her in that race. All her training is


geared to the 800 metres freestyle. It meant so much to her, with the


emotion coming out of her face, getting that medal at the Home


Games, and it is not a main event. It is her second event. I was


struck by every slimer. Every single one said that the crowd made


a huge difference. -- swimmer. it does make a huge difference. I


have been through three decades, but seeing the cool cats coming out,


and then they hear the roaring and they know it is for them, they


start to smile and you see the energy going through them. The


nerves turn into excitement. What can I do? What is possible for my


home crowd? I have been too many championships and when you hear


that noise, you try to say it is for you in your head, but when you


know it is for you, I wish that I was on the blocks again. I am sure


you do. The crowds are back at the Aquatics Centre because there are


more heats coming up. What are you looking out for? Women's 200


freestyle, 200 medley, Hannah Miley in the 200 medley goes again.


Michael Phelps is going in his favourite event, the 200 metre


butterfly. People are pinning a medal on him but on the back of the


400 when he came 4th and everybody was surprised, well, we were not


surprised he did not beat Ryan Lochte but it was not great at the


same time. Can you bounce back? When you see the 200 metres


freestyle, we have a good chance of getting a medal. We have to see how


the two girls go through. Caitlin McClatchey had the great freestyler.


It will be interesting. -- had a great freestyle. We have got a


fantastic view of the Olympic Park and inside his Clare Balding and


somebody who knows Rebecca Adlington very well.


Yes, Sharon. It is mayhem in the pool because there are so many


swimmers. What will Betty be doing? -- Rebecca Adlington be doing?


will be recovering. It is quite hard to go to sleep after


everything that happened last night. That medal will be under her pillow


and she will be checking it everyone's -- every once in a while.


You become fixated on slip but that is so difficult when your brain is


turning over on you and you are thinking about it. She will have


had to do a drug test, media calls, so today will be reflection,


resting, but because the 800 is the most important race for her,


focusing on that directly. She will get in the pool today. Absolutely.


She will probably do a couple of hours, at 7000 metres, fairly


steady, like you do! I can do that in my sleep! Ian Thorpe was talking


about getting back in the pool. He said he wanted to get back into


training was because it gave him passive thinking in the pool is one


place where your brain can rest while your body is doing the work.


You say that because it is so true but the pool is very busy at the


moment. In terms of what we are going to see tonight, we have got


the heats to go through yet. Hannah Miley, she is better at the longer


distance, but I am hoping that the energy created by Rebecca will


spread around the other swimmers and we will see them performing


above expectation. Yes, Hannah Miley is tiny in relation to other


swimmers. We are normally very tall. The 200, it generally you have to


be very tall and strong, which is why she specialises in the 400


metres. It will be a tall order. She is capable of making the final


but she has to have a really good morning swim. Those that have


already qualified for the final, Gemma Spofforth in the 400 metres


backstroke and Liam Tancock in the 50 metres backstroke. He goes over


100 tonight. It is hotting up in the Aquatics


Centre, thank you. It is not just about the swimming today because


Tom Daley is heading for the diving board before the first time in


London 2012. He is alongside Pete Waterfield in a synchronised ten-


metre platform final. After living four years in the media spotlight,


will it be the 18 year-old from Devon taking centre-stage?


From a height of 10 metres, it takes Tom Daley about 1.6 seconds


to hit the water. That is not a lot of time to make out what he does.


He is judged by those who know diving inside out and upside down


at normal speed. But for the rest of us, he has to be slowed down.


Only then do all the twists and turns of his life reveal themselves.


There is a sort of distortion to how we see the world of Tom Daley.


From the moment he looked up at the age of seven at that platform high


above Central Park pool in his home city of Plymouth and told his


father that up there was why he wanted to climb, ever since then he


has been this prodigy, falling gracefully, this one did child,


unable to escape analysis and scrutiny. -- wonder child. He began


to make an impact in international competition at the age of nine. He


was bullied at school. He went to the Beijing Olympics at the age of


14. Brilliant! A spat with his partner, Blake Aldridge, in a


synchronised event, became public knowledge. He became individual


World Champion at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. Yes! Come


Commonwealth Games and to won gold in the 10 metres synchronised with


Max Bruch. Rob, his companion, his film maker, his best mate his


father, aged 40, dived of a brain tumour. This year Tom Daley won the


individual platform at Eindhoven. His coach criticised him for


overdoing his media and commercial activities. In Mexico, he won the


last leg of the world series before the Olympics, plus bronze in the


synchronised with Pete Waterfield. But can he beat his arch-rival from


China in London? The twists and turns of being Tom Daley. Perhaps


we will never see him as he truly is at normal speed and we should


only worry that he does not go the way of some of the child stars, and


fall. But falling is what Tom Daley does and perhaps how we see him is


no more distorted than how he sees the world, from the hand stand on


the edge of the platform 10 metres up there. Perhaps we should simply


enjoy young Tom Daley and all that he does while it lasts. I think I


was nine when I drew this. It is meet doing a handstand in the


Olympics in London 2012. -- it is me. All 1.6 seconds of it.


Tom Daley, one of the people we will be looking out for at the


Olympics. His individual event does not happen until a week on Friday


so he will be competing throughout the Games. Mark Foster was in the


same team as him during the Beijing Games. Yes. In the aquatics, and


all championships, synchronised swimming and diving altogether. But


at this multi-sport event, the tower blocks will be full of


anything from athletes, swimmers and divers, and we hang around


together because it is wanting. I remember in Beijing going out for


the opening ceremony and seeing Tom Daley, this little 14 year-old, and


he was Little, and how much media coverage he got and how much


expectation was on his shoulders. When we have seen the death of his


father, it was frightening what was going on, but how he dealt with it,


how mature, World Champion at 15, that is no mean feat. He is wise


beyond his years. Absolutely. And in his event, throwing yourself off


a 10 metre diving board and hitting a mortar at 30 mph, I have jumped


off a 10 metre diving board and it hurts! -- hitting the water. It is


scary. And if anything goes wrong, you wipe out. Lots of pressure but


if anyone can do it, he can. He has been the poster boy of London 2012.


There is so much expectation on him, like Rebecca Adlington. It is not a


fun event for them, but they have a real shot of the medal in the


Tom Daley's partner in the synchro diving is Pete Waterfield. His


Olympic career goes further back. And, in fact, it was watching him


dive at Athens in 2004 that convinced Tom he should become a


diver. Clare's been speaking to a man who used to share the platforms


with Pete Waterfield, and is now COMMENTATOR: I love the way they


came out of that. They are Britain's first silver


medal in diving for up 80 years. We were together as a synchro


pairing for 15 years. This is his 4th Olympic Games. The pairing is a


relatively new one. Now, they are evenly matched with their strength,


they are a formidable team. Who can hold their nerve. You might say the


wrong thing to the person at the wrong time. It is the relationship,


to know when to stand back. Their performance is getting better, they


What you think about the quality and difficulty of the dives?


diving, you get the scores from the judge multiplied by the degree of


difficulty. Every single dive accounts, so it is about


consistency. A slight mistake could be it. It is a straight final. Six


dives. You know Tom Daley extremely well. We all know he has dealt with


the death of his father, how impressed have you been with how he


has focused on his training? It has always been his strength, dealing


with what ever life throws at him, success at an early age, he handles


it in a mature age which is why he is such an inspiration to everybody.


His second Olympic Games. Two chances at a medal, strong medal


chances. They compete in the individual event as well, as


competitors. Realistic hopes in the synchro? They can win a medal.


There are seven of teams. What an exciting contest.


3pm is when it happens. Pete Waterfield has had an


interesting and long career. silver medal from Athens eight


years ago. He has had a lot of injuries. The reason Leon Best


retired was because of back and shoulder injury. If you get it


wrong, it can hurt an awful lot. You have training, and you have to


look after yourself. With Leon Best giving up, Peter lost his main


diving partner. This has made the perfect pair. Age and youth as it


were. You can see how passionate Leon Best is about them. We will


see them in action later. We've been here three days,


enjoying this view of the Olympic Park. But we thought it was about


time we gave you a bit more of a tour of the place. Just on the edge


of the park is the Athletes' Village. So what is the experience


of staying there like? Sonali Shah has been shown around by Great


Britain hockey defender Dan Fox, just ahead of his team's opening


Hello, nice to meet you. Nice to Welcome to my bedroom. Three of us


in here, a couple of good luck cards, books. Teddy bears. All very


masculine! And we have a great view of the park. How did you get this


room? Is this a reminder of being a student again? A I got in trouble


yesterday, the cleaners and tidied up. Are there any parties?


Whereas the bathroom? If it is this way. A shower. Water everywhere.


What more can you ask for. Show us the living room. With none of us in


here, you cannot swing a cat. We And here, these are for you are in


All of this decking makes me feel on holiday. This is your first


Olympics, do first Olympics village, do first impression? It is Poland,


the food hall is amazing, incredible. From all around the


world. You can eat as much as you You are sharing a square with a lot


of other countries, are you making friends? I requested Sweden and


Denmark! Any particular reason? get on very well, don't tell my


girlfriend! Then you for showing me Dan Fox and the hockey team will be


in action against Argentina live on BBC Three tonight, from 7pm, hoping


to emulate Britain's women who got off to a great start with a 4-0 win


For what is Fife like in the Athletes' Village? That done a halt


is immense, food from all over the Games rooms, laundry services, you


can get your hair cut. It is like a mini village. People put their flag


outside so that people know where they are. And to find themselves on


their way back. How does it work with room sharing,


did you always share with another swimmer. You always have a room


mate. You can choose. Within the team, everybody gets on anyway. You


will spend probably fool weeks with them. We go on training camps


together. You do have a bond, you have swing in common -- swimming in


We were told off 12 years ago for mentioning parties because the


swimming is over in the first week. Do they sit inside? And wait for


the rest of the Olympics to finish? They let their hair done. As long


as they respect everyone else, which they do. The athletes start


action in the week number two. Unfortunately they don't get to


enjoy it as much as the swimmers. We have live rowing and swimming


coming up here on BBC One this morning. But if you do have to head


off to work, there's plenty of ways you can keep across our Olympic


coverage. The latest choice of viewing includes badminton on BBC


Three at the moment. With archery about to get underway on the


channel shortly. Via the red button, there's some


hockey action underway, with South Korea taking on New Zealand.


And also available, women's basketball, as Croatia play China.


If we can't tempt you with those, don't forget that all 24 streams


are available via the BBC website. Every sport, every session, every


day. Now it's time to head over to Eton


Dorney for the first time today. Great Britain's rowers have made a


very good start over the last couple of days. Today, the men's


four are on the water for the first time. John Inverdale is there,


alongside a man who knows a thing or two about that particular boat.


Good morning, it is one of those good to be alive mornings,


fantastic warm sun, packed stands, in readiness for the last two


British teams hitting the water today, Katherine Grainger and Anna


Watkins in the women's doubles gold. And the men, they are conscious of


the legacy. Something to aim at. The history books always dictate.


My last Olympics was in this, but yes, we have won the Olympics three


times running. And three are reigning Olympic champions in this


category. But actually, the Australians are favourite.


Something we overlook. We have to get our ambitions in perspective.


There are certain other British boats which have a better


opportunity. You would have to put them at a slight disadvantage with


the Australians. The Brits have one of, the Australians have won. In


conditions like this. I would say the Australians are a favourite.


Though the Australians and British art in action at 11am. There are


four British boats on the water, the men's eight in the repechage,


after they were beaten by the Germans. They have had an up and


down few months. The coach has been keeping a video diary over the past


nine months. Here is the inside story of the men's eight.


On and off the water, the most exciting of races. A very different


people led by one cox. A story of our 22 of the season. It starts


inside a gym. Everyone needs to get as fit as they can. The pressure is


constant. Thoughts of the Olympics are never far away. For it is


Christmas Day 2011. Isn't it? 6 am. We are having a nice little play


before everyone else gets up. I couldn't have put in a better


start to the Olympic year. There's only 200 days left. I am trying not


to count. 2012 arise and the head off to South Africa. But not


To be honest, the Olympic year has not got off to the best start. When


in Harley Street seeing a back specialist. The rest of the team


got off to South Africa for the training camp and I was left behind.


Were loads of us that have made the camp, things do not get any easier.


When we first started, the load was so much bigger than I was used to.


I remember what would now be considered standard days, not big


days, I would sit on the sofa and crash. Consuming more food than


average. 5000 eggs. Then time for the final trials, friends racing


against friends for a place in Team GB. For some it will be good news,


for the others, the end of a dream. At the six months behind closed


doors, the eight is finally announced with new faces and old. -


- after six months. We are at our first training camp in Italy just


after the crew was formed. It final preparations are made. For some of


us these are milestone moments. Happy birthday to you! Today I am


40. No big meal, no drinking, lots of sleep and I might even have


forced myself into the bath. That is brilliant! That is the Tour's I


have made and I am pretty happy with it. -- the choice. Only three


World Cups before the Games. Dan is ruled out with a bad back, and it


is a late change and we are frustrated. Without our stroke, we


head to Belgrade wanting to make a statement and we nearly did.


Another change. Things go better. We are getting closer, but not


quite there. And then to Munich. It is our last chance to prove we can


challenge for that gold medal in London. Polar and get gold,


Australia gets silver and huge disappointment for the bronze medal


for Great Britain. -- opponent gets We have just been smashed by people


that are not even that good. In the Austrian Alps, a good place for


hard work at altitude. Some honest words among the crew. But at least


there is some good news. It feels good to be finally coming away with


us again? Of course. Stan is back in the boat. He is the youngest


member but his return has put a As the days countdown towards


London, we swapped the snow-capped mountains for the Portuguese


sunshine. The training that we have done with this line dies is --


these nine guys is better than anything we have done before and we


cannot shy away that it could be good enough to win. The eight that


we have picked are the eight best to race in this boat. We have not


had the perfect season. It is not the season we would have asked for.


When it comes to the Olympics, you only have to win one race to beat


the Olympic champion and that is the final. That is definitely


achievable. Some fantastic for touch. Is that promotion or


relegation? He is the cox, not the coach.


People are always honest off camera, and everybody always talks about


the sacrifices. But it is a choice, really. It is. I made lots of


sacrifice is 325 years of international rowing. I do not


class them as sacrifices, that is what I do. It is what you want to


do and why you want to be. Would I have liked to go out clubbing a few


times? Probably. The reality is that on days like this, having the


chance to win Olympic medals, you have to put in that commitment. If


you think about the people that have put in commitment to their day


at work, it may not be as glamorous but you need to put it into get the


result. Greg Searle was integral to that piece and he is a key member


of the crew. We are going to talk about him over the next few days.


To come back at the age of 40 when you have not been very


competitively for some time, how much of an achievement is it to be


in the boat in the first place and what if he got a medal? In his day,


he was one of the best rowers in the world. He was outstanding. In


some ways, you can say that he has underperformed with an Olympic gold


medal and an Olympic bronze medal. To be out of the sport for 10 years,


to come back and win silver, repeat that the following year and then to


be here at the Olympics, if you look at his times and performance


so far, you would put our guys down took win silver. I think they can


win a medal. I think they can overturn the Germans on Wednesday.


In turns of medals, Greg Searle is in silver medal position when it


comes to the potential fairy-tale at the rare ring. In the gold medal


position undoubtedly is Katherine Grainger. Silver medal at Athens


and Beijing and desperately hoping to win her first gold medal at Eton


Dorney. When I started rowing at university I was really not very


good at all. I loved it, great fun, but there was never the sense that


I was destined for great things. I did not start rowing thinking I


would be an Olympic athlete. I just started because it was a great


thing to do, very sociable and a great bunch of people and I loved


it. There were always constant goals being set, moving on, moving


on. I have probably learnt that everybody is capable of so much


more than they know. People can set really high, ambitious goals, and


just going on that journey to achieve them, they will learn so


much about themselves and do things they never thought were possible.


We have been in a good place pretty much since we got the boat together.


It is very exciting to be in it. We have been hugely successful, never


beaten, we are the crew to go out and beat. Especially on your home


soil, everybody wants that. I think we have but the people that have


gone before us on pedestals and there have always been role-models


and people to look up to. People do not set out to be that successful,


but in pursuit of excellence in other ways, it you realise you are


then at that standard and you have become somebody that can show


people what can be done and it is a great journey to be on.


The next stage of that will be at 10:20am this morning, the first


race. If I turn to my left, they should be coming out of the boat


yard. Matthew Pinsent is waiting for them shall -- for them.


It is the first time a live television camera has been in a


boating area. It is a real privilege to be here. You can see


the dark blue tights and white T- shirts, Katherine Grainger and Anna


Watkins and their coach, just about to take to the water for their race.


You can see the bird tracks for of the cruise over there. -- boat to


racks for all of the crus. And over there, the rest area where they


chill out. If they can, they pick up their boat, it down the


gangplank, on to the pontoon and on to the London 2012 bridge into the


warm up late. It goes all the way back to the start. You can see in


the distance, two kilometres away, the start line of the Olympic


course. They raced down in this direction in front of that


fantastic crowd, the chance to race for an Olympic medal. It is the


first time that we have been allowed to have accrued down by the


boat yard. Another innovation has been that amazing camera that


sweeps down the course. We will head down to the start, because the


women's quad is there, the first of four boats in action over the next


hour and a half. Dan Topolski and Garry Herbert, good morning. Good


morning. We are really waiting for this. Anticipation has been


building all morning around the course as friends and family come


up to this side of it, the grandstand. A big race for Great


Britain, in lane number one. This is the repechage, the second


opportunity to get through to the green light, so we are racing now


in the repechage of the women's quad sculls. At the top of the


picture, Great Britain, New Zealand in two, Australia in three, United


States in four, Poland in five, China is six. It is incredible that


China are 6th, because they are the defending Olympic champions. They


did not come through their heat and they have to get through the hard


way. Lane six, the Olympic champions, with three of the boat


that beat Katherine Grainger in Beijing in 2008. In that crew, two


of the British crew currently racing in lane number one. Great


Britain in low number one and the Lane number one. The repechage is


the race of death. The first four will get through to the final.


Already in lane number one, watched the Bowers -- Great Britain are


starting to slip back. Great Britain have been dominant for such


a long time. We have got two Olympic silver medallists back in


the boat. You would expect them to be up here but they will find it


very tough to get back against these very competitive quads.


like that with a quarter of the race down, 1500 to go, it is


imperative that the British crew get back into the race. They are in


5th position with Australia racing through in first. Four will go


through to the main final, two will go out. Great Britain must not be


one of the two that go out but at the moment they are. The Australian


crew were 4th at the World Championships last year. The


British were 7th, winning the B final. They have strengthened this


year. Debbie Flood coming back into the boat. France's Horton in the


middle of that British court. -- Frances Houghton. Fabulous races,


they just need to move it on. The former World Champion from 2010 is


in the boat. No reason why they cannot get a month the mix. They


are slipping back into 6th. It is hard to understand. In that boat,


we have two the Libyans from four years ago who have been injured. --


a Olympians. It is immensely depressing for them. Australia


looking strong and collected as they pick up the water with their


skull tips. They pick it up and drive it through with the leg drive


and they look very relaxed and sure to qualify. We are at the critical


stage of the race for Great Britain. They go through the halfway mark.


They slip back into 6th. 1000 to go. If it stays like this, Great


Britain will not qualify for the Olympic final. The race leader's at


champions, in lane number six. China now making a move into third


position. The British, we know they have a sprint, when it all comes


together they race and they know how to race and they are going to


have to do that now if they have any chance of surviving in this


race. It is critical. There was a signed just then. They seemed to


galvanise and realise the position. Poland have slipped back. New


Zealand are still there. They are not going to catch China and the


United States and Australia, so they are racing Poland and New


Zealand for 4th place. USA is the world silver medallist from last


year. China still pushing on. These boats are rising up. We need


fireworks and we need them now. 500 to go. Great Britain are moving. It


will be a mad dash for the line. The British have moved from 6th up


to six. They are hunting China. -- up to 5th. They can do it but they


need a massive race. They are not going to catch Australia and United


States. There is a crack in the New Zealand boat. Great Britain now in


4th place. That was a very timely crack from New Zealand. That has


put them in last place and Great Britain have taken the opportunity


and pushed through. The British crew have been given a get out of


jail card on that. Coming up hard in a number one. Out front, the


United States of America, pushing on hard. They have been pushed hard


Australia and the United States of America, out in front. Here come


the British, charging to the line. This is for qualification spot.


have moved up into third place. 40 strokes a minute, closing in on


the two leading crews. USA, Australia. The British against the


position, that has been a fabulous last two hundred metres, a driver


for the line. They were definitely looking as if they would qualify at


the end. They know they still need a lot of work if they are to get


into the medals but they know they can do that.


Paul told New Zealand, they must have broken something in their boat,


I think that may kick-start them into doing a little bit more as we


The Chinese probably would have gone out, but shows you what field


it is, with New Zealand. Hopefully, the grant will help to


stir them. They need to be mentally strong. In the second half, we saw


that. If they hadn't actually qualified,


would that have any bearing on team morale? I do not think so. Because


they haven't been performing since they had been in this unit, they


didn't qualify for the final at the World Championships last year. So a


think that the team has accepted if they don't do very well it is not a


surprise. We all work two percentage times what each boat is


they stand. That was a great start. Here we go


with the men's eight. There is a lot at stake. One of the great


spectacles of any Olympic regatta, any Olympic Games. Were there is a


lot at stake. They know suddenly for one boat they will not be


involved in the grand showdown on finals when the men's eight final


will be. A huge chair -- cheer. For they have a great chance. We


have an opportunity to do something to worry the Germans. I expect our


team to win this but I am hoping they will do something a little bit


special in the first 1000, to set themselves up for Wednesday.


Qualification is not a problem, it is how they do it.


We saw that video diary, all that the men's eight, six off the start,


only four will qualify for the final. Great Britain have been


playing No. 4. Canada, the defending Olympic champions, lane


one. Poland in lane two. Australia beat Great Britain in Munich, the


last World Cup regatta. They are in lane three. Great Britain in a lane


four. This is an important race for Great Britain from a technical and


race for approach. They have gone out fast. They need to be quick out


of 500. If they have any chance of chasing Germany who are already in


the finals, they need to lead. We expect Britain to win this but they


need for themselves to laid down a lace -- a race plan. They have only


really been together for six weeks. Louloudis was injured. He hasn't


raced with the group bought season, in any of the World Cup. It was an


act of faith to put him in the stroke seat, untried.


They us is going to plan. Remember, it is about speed in the first 500,


and 1000. Their history of an Olympic gold medal in this event


has always been that the leader at 500 and at 1000 has always gone on


to win. The German group are through to the final, we know they


are quick, they go like a rocket and out of the start. Right now,


they are doing what they need to do, get out quick. It will hurt at this


stage, they need to keep pushing on. Can a debt in lane one. Great


Britain looking very smooth. -- Canada in lane one. They are at the


Olympic champions. They were humiliated and it -- it in the


first heat. Easing their way alongside the British. They are in


cruising mode, moving nicely, the flexibility to sprint further down


the track when they need to. Up to the halfway mark, 1000 to go.


through to the final. It is imperative from a psychological


point of view that Great Britain won this race. They will have to


win it. It will give them a good lane alongside Germany or the


United States who won the first heats. 12 years ago, when Great


Britain won in Sydney, they did it the hard way, they didn't have a


great heat, they had to fight through the repechage. Then they


flew into the final. Louloudis was at Eton College, who built this


rowing course and gave it to the Olympics. They will be very proud


of him as they lead this strong field through to the 1,500 metre


mark. Greg Searle, 40, 20 years on since he won a gold medal with you,


them, they get on so well. Speed now, two of birds of a length --


two thirds of a length. The British will have to be aware that Canada


will come back at them and will attack them harder. The Canadians


are going for a win. Watch out also for Australia in May number three,


they humiliated Great Britain in Munich six weeks ago. Here come the


Australia, the Olympic champions Canada. Surely Great Britain have


done enough to win this. 36 strokes a minute, still room for them to


sprint on. They are in a good position. Canada, 38 strokes a


minute, 39 strokes a minute. Canadians are driving, they can


sense blood. The British are holding on by the skin of their


Great Britain have done a job well final. What a great performance


from Great Britain, they to get right from the start, what a fight


back from Canada. Olympic champion at stuff. Ukraine, have right out


of it. Very pleasing for Great Britain. They looked the part, that


is another step forward. They set out to do something in the first


1000 metres. Then, they cruised home. A fantastic journey for Greg


Searle and his friends. We are now down to one race. They are through


to the final. Surely, 20 years on, you can't do it again, another gold


medal? Unbeaten world champions who have qualified already. And, the


United States. They won the opening heat and they looked outstanding.


We haven't seen them much at all. They have a very good crew. That


was an outstanding performance from look around, a job well done. They


have learned to get out quick. As we look down, we can get


How excited was that? Garry Herbert doesn't get excited! -- does get


excited! At the end, our great was slower. They made their point in


the first half. That is mentally what they were going to do.


Everyone was getting excited. It is an exciting race. The reality is,


they wanted to make a point in the first 1000. That will give them


great confidence. Louloudis, he hasn't been racing all season. His


second race of the season. There are nine in the boat, Louloudis is


at the stroke seat. He determines the rhythm of the boat. He has had


no competition. In the repechage, people think of having another


chance. They lost against the best boat a couple of days ago, Germany.


It gives them a lot of time. Being in a situation watching a repechage,


it is hard, the Germans would have found that hard to watch. If they


were watching that, what would they have learnt from their rivals?


is not going to be easy. They have won every race they have been in


for the last four years. They will not have it all their own way, they


know how strong Great Britain is. Things that might not go their way.


Our team can have a surprise and the Germans will know that.


Two more to come this morning at Eton Dorney, at 10:50am. First, the


the official checks. The heel restraints, they hold the heel of


the Rolling chute into the boat. So have the worst should happen and


anyone should turn upside down, you can get away and swim from the boat.


Every rowing boat has to go through that safety precaution, even at the


Olympics. Their coach has been talking to them in the last few


minutes. Going through the race plan, I'm sure. I always found the


opening round of the Olympic Games quite a tough race. If you are


favourite, you know you should win, you know you can beat the


opposition, but it's always difficult. It's always difficult to


execute your plan properly. So the accreditation comes off, you don't


have to race with your accreditation on, that can go to


your coach. The balls go into the water. Alleyne number goes into the


slot and a GPS data transmitter as well. -- a lane that number. Then


they get into the boat. There's an identity check, a facial


recognition that one of the officials will come over and say,


yes, that's definitely you, Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins.


That is the end of the official interfering. They can then try and


ogres as best they can with the job in hand. -- they can try and focus


as best they can. They definitely can win this race. It's now a


matter of how they go and do it for Great Britain.


If we refer back to the women's quad race the 20 minutes or so ago,


when they were convinced something broke in the New Zealand boat, this


is effectively a Formula One rowing boat. There's a lot of technical


equipment in this, a lot of expertise has gone into its


formulation. There is always that concern, that's why it is so


important to have the back-up team to make sure everything is in


perfect condition and everything works before they hit the water.


There's quite a lot of adjustment and set up from that point of view.


Actually, they are very technically put together but are quite basic in


that whole process. It is the coach who will go through, clean the boat


down, give it a bit of Polish, I think Paul Thompson likes putting a


bit of vinegar on it to clean off all the grace from that side of it.


But there is very little that can go wrong with it. Probably what


happened in the women's quad is the blade got caught in the water and


the force of that then put so much pressure in the gate that you could


have moved the gate, and that was probably the breakage. What we have


internationally is the first 100m is a breakage rule. If something


breaks then, then you can have that replaced and start the race again.


Anything over that, that's it, you are out. Catherine and Anna Watkins


heading out, between here and there, is it a mental operation, just


getting yourself in the zone? is probably the easiest of the


whole of the preparation. It's something you've been out


practising day after day for the last two or three months, this is a


warm-up session before your main session. When you put your hands on


the boat and carry it down, that is when you are in your element.


You've practised and trained for it. What you can't practise is the


waiting around before that. The warm-up is something you feel quite


relaxed in. By last Olympics, I remember feeling quite laid back.


But it was hell until you put the boat on the water. They are on the


water when they race begins at 10:20am.


What a pleasure to watch the rowing this morning. Consistently strong


start from Britain's rowers at Eton Dorney. We will be back to see


Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins and the men's four, which is at


10:50am this morning. Press your red button if you want to watch the


Horse Guards Parade, after yesterday's success for Zara


Dampney and Shauna Mullin. And there is men and women's judo on


offer. Britain's Sarah Clark is in action. Table tennis as well. Paul


Drinkhall is in the second match on Table 1 later this morning, and


We are going to be heading to the swimming, because the heats for the


women's 200 metres freestyle are coming up. Ahead of that, Mark


Foster is with me. It's all about the women in this next part of what


is happening in the Aquatics Centre. Who should be watch out for?


Rebecca Turner and Kate were catchy. She was the world champion in 2006


in Melbourne, then she had a bit of a lull, but his back to her best


again. It's going to be a tall order because you have Schmitt,


Pellegrini, sauce drum up. A very tough field. Federica Pellegrini


was in action, how has she been looking so far? The 400 was not


good. She used to have the world record at 200, but is not


performing particularly well here at the moment. I don't know whether


she bogeys on the 400 or the 200, on the 400, because of the times


done this year, maybe she thought she couldn't win that and would


concentrate on the 200. For our two girls, it's a case of making it


through to the top 16, making it through to the semi-finals, getting


another swim and then making it through to the final. If you do


best times you will give yourself Not long to go until those heats


get under way. Let's join Clare Balding and Ian Thorpe. I hope


being is not missing the comfort of our studio too much. I think he


will survive. A after last night, being on the late programme, I'm


pretty happy to be out of the studio and into the action at the


pool. What have you got in your bag? I've got my swimming back. I


have my costumes and goggles and I am tempted to get in. Would they


let you? I know that their new manager, so I think I could


technically speaking in, but I wouldn't feel right doing that.


think that would be pretty immense. Obviously he is an Australian


swimming legend with five gold medals to his name, but we've seen


Dawn Fraser, who was one of the Australians who helped light the


flame in Sydney. She's an iconic swimmer in Australia. She is. The


first woman to ever win three gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games.


Incredible. One of the biggest supporters of the Australian team.


One of the things which is terribly interesting about swimming is the


fact that very small swimmers can compete against a very big swimmers.


In the first of the heats for the 200 metres freestyle, Missy


Franklin, 17-year-old from America. She is 6 ft 1. She has women size


13 feet. She has, as you have, the physical attributes that have to be


such an advantage. Advantage, yes. Overall, I'd say yes to it being an


advantage but what I find really interesting at the moment is when


we saw the more petite swimmers, when they are under water they get


off the war, they have a higher frequency of kick. What they are


doing is they're able to manipulated more like a dolphin


than the larger swimmers, that actually have to take a glide


through. Then of the bride they have to introduce a larger cake


that creates more resistance and the water. Although the biggest


swimmers get their power off the wall, the smallest swimmers are


trying to qualify for semi-finals. Rebecca Turner, 19-year-old drains


in Sheffield. She was in the relay team last year. She won the British


trials in this pole. There is Missy Franklin. She comes from Colorado


and is very conscious that she is trying to improve the mood in


Colorado after the shootings bear. She was asked about it in a press


conference and dealt with the questions extremely well. Good luck


to her, but also good luck to had. -- hat. Really difficult for


the commentators with all of those white hats. The only red had in the


field right at the top, on the left-hand side, is Rebecca Turner,


who won the British Championships on the 200 metres freestyle. She


swam really well there. I'd love to see her get out and really go. It


looks like she is going with Popova solid job. -- Missy Franklin.


Pellegrini didn't look good. I think she has been struggling in


this competition. She changed cultures three times in the last


Last year, she didn't swim Lisbet led of the American Relate. She did


a faster time leading off that we laid and Federica Pellegrini in the


next lane to her, closer to us, did to win the individual title on this.


starting to come through. Pellegrini is going to win it.


Second Franklin. Popova in third. Didn't look as smooth as she


normally can do, but I think that will help the confidence, for sure.


Not so good time wires. About four Turner. That will not be good


enough to make the semis. Some very fast swimmers still to come.


Franklin, looking quite tired in McClatchey Yngling two. But Camille


Muffat, the new champion from last night, she goes in four. For me,


she is the favourite in this 200 metres freestyle event. Allison


Schmitt, the fastest in the world this year, she goes in the next


heat. Lane five has withdrawn. Heemskerk of Holland has withdrawn.


She was the fastest qualifier into the final in the world


championships last year. She was in eased off a little bit. The Chinese


lady in six, Wang The. We haven't any information on these two


Chinese women. And 18-year-old Linlin 6, 20-year-old in lane seven.


No real form internationally on 200 the favourite for the final, she


has some work to do if she's going to be in the semi. She's starting


to work pretty hard. Bronte Barratt also working hard. Muffat starting


to come back through. Rangelova in crowd starting to lift her, a


catchy putting herself in top-three position. This is very good for


McClatchey because she was a little bit down on the 100, but she's


starting to come through. His super finish. She wins. The crowd has


gone absolutely nuts. Very good swim. To make the semi-final of the


world championships last year it should be fine. But Muffat didn't


find a way to go. A very happy lady. Well done. Muffat might have been


It is interesting in the mornings because metals are not being swum


for, but as far as this crowd are concerned, they've seen a British


winner. The noise! It's fantastic, but support the swimmers are


receiving. First, especially, even if it second or third, the crowd


roars. What did you think of Pellegrini, the defending champion,


the world record holder, and Miss E Franklin in their heat.


seafront and was quite disappointing this morning. She


didn't look as comfortable as we've seen her in the past. Pellegrini


hasn't been swimming the best in this competition. This will give


That was a lovely smile, I guess it big -- it is because of this noise.


Yes, the crowd has been fantastic. I saw them raising last night and


it was fantastic, such an inspiration, and I used that this


morning for top it is fantastic for you coming back into form now when


it matters. You had such a great Commonwealth Games and then a


difficult few years and now you're looking as good as you ever have.


lot of credit goes to my coach. I had a really tough few years with


illness and injury and I am starting to come back now. I hope I


can progress into the semi-finals and do a good job tonight.


looks so chuffed with that. We will be back in the pool later, we have


Joe Roebuck, Hannah Miley, Michael Phelps.


Because thank you. What a lovely result for British swimming. She


did fantastically well. It was absolutely brilliant. Becky Turner


went first and she is probably in the 11th or 12th place at the


moment. The semi-finals his top 16. Five heats this morning, day... In


total about 40 swimmers and 16 will progress. If it is 400 of longer,


it goes to a straight final. McLetchie looked great there. But


she will make it through to the semi-finals. -- McClatchey. The


medals are not given out until the finals, but she is back to her best.


She was brilliant six years ago in the Commonwealth Games. She has


more experience now. Becky Turner, her first Games, and she is gaining


a lot of experience. A lot of swimmers in the British squad are


experiencing their first Olympics. We have a squad of 44 swimmers and


for 24 of them, it is their first Olympics. Seven Or in their third


Olympic Games. But the nice thing is, because it is one team and they


train together, there are different training camps throughout the --


throughout the year, they spend a lot of time together. It is


important that some of the more senior swimmers do well because for


the younger ones... When I was first in the team, Adrian Moorhouse


was in the team. As soon as your big dog does well, you get a lot of


strength from it. We are just hearing that Rebecca Turner has not


made it through to the semi-final. This is that whole process,


regardless of how they finished, you have to look at the overall


picture. It was a strong field. On paper, she was going to struggle to


make the top 16, but she had a decent swim. It is one of those


things, or when it comes to a championship, everybody expects you


to do your best times and in some cases you need that to progress.


That experience she gained there, first big major international meet,


in front of 17,000 people, it is daunting. We will get the detail


from Clare Balding later. Let's go straight back to Eton Dorney


because more of that rowing action is coming up.


Talking about the big dogs of the pool, the big dogs in the women's


rowing team are about to compete for the first time. Grange and


Watkins. How frustrating is it that they have been waiting and waiting


while some of its crews have had two races? It is not very nice, you


want to get out there and get a feel of the water and the


atmosphere. Sitting around is not very nice. But this is their time.


In terms of this race, is it about the time, the performance, what is


it? For our very, very relaxed a couple of days ago when I spoke to


them. They were talking about if the conditions were right, they


would not mind taking the Olympic record. It is in their grasp in


record. It is in their grasp in this heat. There they are. Let's


join the commentators. It has been a remarkable story for


Katherine Grainger. Since 1997, when she was in the women's eight


and getting a bronze medal, what a journey. She is now only two races


have jumped out of the start. A fabulous combination. They have


dominated this event over the last two years. They were first in the


2010 World Championships. Undefeated throughout the 2012


World Cup campaign. Right at the end, in that last World Cup in


Munich, up comes Australia putting together a quick crew. They are in


the next heat. It is not a foregone conclusion that Watkins and


Grainger will win this. The first two to qualify through to the final.


The British really have been sitting around for a number of days


so they will be eager to get all of those nerves out of the system.


They really have opened up a lead now from the start. New Zealand


tracking them a bit, but they have sprung out and now they will settle


into a good race pace. They will be glad to be on the course, opening


race. For Katherine Grainger, three times an Olympic silver medallist.


She had to try to make that a gold medal at her closing race if after


Three-quarters of a length up. The crowd are watching this on a


massive screen. Every time we see a clip of the British double, there's


a massive roar of applause. A steely look of determination from


Katherine Grainger. She nearly retired after that third silver


medal, which was such a disappointment in Beijing. She


thought she had had enough. But she was only 33. She just decided to


give it a go as a single and see whether there's a problem with


herself. She did so well and got a silver medal in the Silk -- single


sculls. She found that this combination with Anna Watkins was


made in heaven. It is a lovely combination. They are a great


double and a row with such strength and fluidity. New Zealand going


through the picture. Third at the World Championships last year. The


Czech Republic, Antosova sisters, they were 6th last year. We have


China in this line-up. None of these crews have come anywhere near


challenging the British dominance in this event over the last two


years. He for the previous Olympiad, New Zealand were dominant as well.


This is even more so. And even more dominant combination. Australia,


with Kim Crow having qualified for the single scull and the double


scull, she is doing both events, she is going to be the biggest


challenge in this event, probably. A nice tailwind as Katherine


Grainger and Anna Watkins have opened up a significant amount of


clear water over the chasing pack being led by New Zealand. We would


expect this, but for them it is more about putting in a good


performance over the whole course. They are keeping it up. They are


using the tail wind and not necessarily going for the world


record, but they want to lay down a marker. A significant statement to


say, if you're going to win, it will need an extraordinary


performance. This is great, this is fantastic. 35 strokes a minute,


that is keeping the pressure on. I would suspect they just want to lay


down a pretty important quick time. The camera is running right down


the course above the athletes. This is strong, this is confident. Just


pushing their legs and feet, driving the body back. It is a good,


strong, very effective stroke. Very well trained by Paul Thompson,


their coach. Katherine Grainger, 36 sculling. On the far side you've


got Paul Thompson, their coach, coming down. Look at the crowd as


we come up towards the 1,500m mark. 500 to go now. They have opened up


a significant gap. That is the expectation. Great Britain off


through. They are safely through 1,500, but they are using the tail


wind and pushing it along. Trying to make sure they keep their


distance. As she has done from the very first stroke, look at the


expression on Katherine Grainger. A woman on a mission. I can read out


her history of rowing, six World Rowing Championship gold medals,


three Olympic silver medals, all of which are completely irrelevant.


She is craving that last elusive medal that is not yet in the


collection, the Olympic gold medal. They are doing everything in his


opening heat to lay down a marker and say they are the ones to beat.


It will only be Australia who come out in the next heat that will get


anywhere near them. An impressive start from Granger and Watkins of


Great Britain. Nobody either side of them. An adoring crowd as they


come up to the last few hundred metres. They took a quick glance to


the right to look at the big screen. Katherine Grainger and her partner


Anna Watkins getting the biggest roar and appreciation from the


crowd. She has such a following and rightly so. A wonderful combination,


a fantastic person. There's now only one race to go, the Olympic


final. They've done absolutely everything asked of them. The crowd


are on their feet. The flags are going mad. Katherine Grainger and


Anna Watkins are into the Olympic final. One race remaining, that's


it. All focused on that. Even at 33 strokes a minute, without actually


having to race really hard, they produced the fastest Olympic time


ever. Totally dominant, fantastic performance and they got what they


wanted. That is laying down a very good market. Only two cruise to go


through. That is the second of the two big events, the women's pair


straight through qualifying for their final, joined by the women's


double. The two top women's boats qualifying for the Olympic final.


It is looking good in the women's team. Paul Thompson, the chief


coach. Meerkat the glorious pictures as the sun comes down on


Eton Dorney this morning. -- look at. They just looks so, so good.


When they could have just sat back, when they knew the race was won,


they wanted more. That is what the appreciation of his home crowd does.


They say thank you. Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger from Great


Britain, and New Zealand, through to the Olympic final. An Olympic


to the Olympic final. An Olympic best time, not bad. At that almost


felt like we were watching a great racehorse that was just cantering.


They seemed so relaxed last week when I saw them. They were ready.


They were talking about Olympic records in the heats if they had


the right conditions. They looked so relaxed and snood, probably the


best I have ever seen them skull. - - relaxed and smooth. The first


silver medal was a surprise. The second one was where they should


have finished. The third one was the disappointment because they


were joint favourites. This one they are favourites for. Fay are


looking a class above. -- they are. One more race for Katherine


Grainger in her career. We have one more race feature in a British crew


here, the men's four. Let's go back to the boatyard.


The last few seconds on the pontoon. Andy Hodge owned -- and Alex


Gregory in the boat, joined by a heat and Tom - joined by Peter and


Tom. Jurgen Rober and never says Now it is their moment to start


their Olympic campaign 2012. As the Garry Herbert phrase goes, we are


An awful lot of expectation on them. They're big enough to take that.


Yes, they know what they're capable of doing. There are really two


boats in this event, the Australians and themselves. The


Australians are probably the better technicians and our boat has a bit


more power in it. It comes down to who can produce it. We have the


Australian's first and then the Great Britain team after that. We


are back foot two more races at Eton on this fantastic morning.


There are worse ways of starting a mandate than this!


It is looking glorious bear, as it is at the Olympic Park. We will be


back for the rowing at about 10:50am. We've had news of who has


qualified so far in the heats that have taken place already, so let's


head back to Clare Balding. Some disappointment for Rebecca Turner.


Even more upsetting when you realise she will be missed out...


She will be lining up tonight. The big challenge is to be one of the


top eight. It is done on time rather than where you finish in the


semis, which is difficult because it's not about beating her next


door, it's about going as fast as you can. Absolutely. And we've seen


too many people at this competition is out by a smallest fraction.


People who were expected to make finals will finish in one of those


outside lanes, which mostly you don't want to be in. She will have


to have a tops win tonight to make it through to the final. Now we


look at the men's 200 metres butterfly. Joe Roebuck for Great


quickly, he's up in lane three with a green hat. Joe Roebuck in lane


Roebuck in the red cap, two from the top. Looking a little sluggish


out a little bit quickly and not pacing it well. I can't imagine he


looks like he is kicking someone. He does the second kick slightly


early. There are two kicks in butterfly, you kick when you go in


and then when you push your arms Roebuck. Stjepanovic still holding


on. I think he is playing into the going to be hurting like something


Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds


time in these heats. It will just set you back. Stjepanovic putting


in the effort all the way through. That is not going to be good enough


for Joe Roebuck. The big dog in the men's 200 metres butterfly is the


defending champion, Michael Phelps, the world record holder. Tell me


about the way he swims butterfly, because there's something quite


interesting. I like seeing my goals Wim fly best when his face is


facing down. So when he takes a breath, he believes towards the


water. He comes out and takes a breath here, rather than lifting


his head up like this. He actually has a straight spine and bouncers


on top of the water. This is when he's at his very best. I noticed in


the 400 the other night that he was lifting his head slightly more than


I have seen him do of late. I'll be interested in this 200 fly to see


how he looks. To see if he has his The other conflict in this heat is


that Phelps is up against Tyler that Phelps is up against Tyler


Clary. He is his American team-mate who made the mistake of questioning


Phelps' achievements, saying he has done it all on talent and that he


hasn't had to train hard. Phelps was asked about this and he said,


yeah, Tyler came and sat on my bed and apologised. Phelps went, you


know, it doesn't really matter. Also lining up in this heat,


Roberto Pavoni from Great Britain. What an amazing thing to be in a


seven. He won the British trials in the 400 and was second on the 200


fly up. But he's got a really good chance of getting through to the


semi-final here. It's not been that quick so far at Phelps, well, he


tends to do just enough in the seats. Back in Athens, even in the


semi-final, that was very interesting with Great Britain's


Stephen Parry. I think you qualified faster than Phelps for


the final. Phelps in the middle. Doing enough. Pavoni, two from the


left. He was born and brought up about 20 minutes from here even


though he trains in Loughborough I expect him to start going. The


big guys tend to go at halfway. He's going well, but also going


well is Tyler Clary. Clary now leading Michael Phelps. It is only


a heat. All he has to do is make it through to the semi. It looks to me


as it Phelps is in better sprinting position than he is on the distance


races. He doesn't look that good at How interesting that Tyler Perry,


after all he had said, he gets out there and beats Phelps. I know it's


only the heats but it is a only the heats but it is a


statement. The it is. It's a statement he may regret in the


future. I say Michael Phelps, 14 gold medals. Clary, no gold medals.


That maintained, this was a very strong swim. We will be back in the


We will get Mark Foster's view on that particular heat shortly. Now


we are going back to Eton Dorney, it's time to see Great Britain's


flagship vote in action. Before that, Australia are going in the


there's been all the talking and waiting, but now is the moment.


Very much so. Everyone has talked about the class of the Australians.


Now we are going to see if they can produce it. I think they will win


quite comfortably. I would be looking at the time and comparing


it with the British group. There are literally two very fast boats


in the whole field. One is in this side of the draw and the other is


on the other. They both want to give an impression that they are


very much in control and going fast not a bad boat, Germany came 5th


last year. There's been a lot of war of words from the Aussie camp


out of the blocks in the first five strokes. Now they get going. The


first two or three strokes, very confidently done. They are away and


through to the semi-final. Great Britain doubling in the next heat.


relaxed they are, how long they are, how easy they take the stroke when


position. They took it quite steady in the first few strokes. They


think about long, loose and relaxed strokes. The Australian crew just


creeping out ahead now. We've got alongside them Serbia in 3, Canada


just slipping back. New Zealand in the semi-final. Australia just


easing away. See how well their boat runs. There's very little dig


at the finish of the stroke, so the boat just runs true and parallel to


the water, just straight over the top of the water. There is Drew


Ginn there. Joshua Duncan-Smith in Australian camp that since 1996,


when Drew Ginn first won his gold medal in the coxless four back in


Atlanta or, he won a gold at every Olympic Games that he has competed


at. He was injured back in Sydney. That 92 boat was known as the


Australians. They are out to almost a length at the halfway mark in


this heat of the men's heavyweight and lead the Aussies. They are in


the Australians always really spend a lot of time making sure that


there is great synchronicity in the boat, great accuracy in the way


they take their strokes, that they are very relaxed. They've got


beautiful ease of movement. They get out to a very good bit of


length there. They put the blades in the water and then they make the


impact. A very quick impact as they take the stroke. Allayed drive,


their bodies open up and then they finished off with the arms, the


arms, the biggest muscle group in the body, so that's just finishing


off the stroke. -- the weakest sprints for the line. -- pushes.


There are now just strolling. This is very, very easy, very impressive,


expression of confidence by this crew, they released on their


website a 62nd clip of them growing. -- or rowing. They looked good in


that, and they look good today. Australians always talking good


game. In this case, it is pretty justified because they look pretty


immaculate, pretty effortless. They will cruise to the line. Talking to


Jimmy Tomkins, the daddy of the Aussie men's team from years gone


by, he said Great Britain will be hard pushed to beat this crew. They


are not under any pressure right now. Powering up to the line. We


are seeing a demonstration of technique in this crew at the very,


very highest level. They will go through to the semi-final. The race


is on for second place. Germany are semi-final. The remainder will go


into the repechage. All of the talk and expectation, they are good, but


just how good remains to be seen. They go through to the semi-final


where they still will not meet Great Britain. The showdown will


come in the Olympic final. That was still an Olympic best time and they


were just cruising. They were hardly raising a sweat. They went


faster than anybody has ever gone at an Olympics. They took two or


three strokes off the start, a lot slower than their rivals, which is


a mark of the confidence they have, that they don't get flustered. This


is a class crew. Care little acknowledgement -- a little


acknowledgement. As they go off to wind down, Great Britain will be


next up. Australia with a new Olympic record. They have laid down


a pretty big benchmark for Great This dual is being billed as the


Ashes showdown, if you like. You feel like there are four Ricky


Pontings in that Aussie boat! There's a mix of experience in


there. In the girls' double as well, it is between the Brits and the


Aussies. It shows you the strength of the two countries. There are a


number of events where both countries are back lip get out.


There was an Olympic record. But the world record is held by our


four, 10 seconds quicker than they four, 10 seconds quicker than they


have just gone and done it. This is our quartet. We are... We are 2,500


metres away and you could hear the crowd on our microphones. Massive


support. When it comes to the final, that may well be the difference.


Any talk at the start or is it just calm and relaxed? Very little talk.


You put her hands on the boat about 35 minutes before the race. You're


warming up, you have to be on the stake boat two minutes before the


clocks,. The umpire will go through a roll-call of every country and is


normally silence. Maybe has shaken hands with the person in front of


you. Very little is said. It is sheer concentration. I don't


suppose this British team knows that the Australians have broken


the Olympic record, but that is orders. There are four boats, three


to qualify for the semi-final. Andy Hodge in that district seat, Tom


James, Peter Reed. There's been some changes in the seating order.


Peter Reed and Alex Gregory have swapped around. They believe they


have got a bit more speed out of that. This is still a class crew.


What a risk Jurgen Robles has taken. Hodge and Reed coming out of the


pair from last year. Coming into this four only to be met by a very


quick Aussie four. Remember that Jurgen Grobler has not lost this


event since he came to Britain and started working with Steve and


Matthew Pinsent. He is very talent -- canny and he is looking to try


and improve the boat speed by improving their technique. Hodge


and Reed were in the pair for three years together so they started to


roll in a different way to the way the other two, Alex Gregory and Tom


James, were rolling. They are trying to bring in ease of movement.


That is so they can allow the boat to travel between the strikes.


Through 500m. Be a good start from the British crew. They are


stretching out. They are getting length. Now you know they will be


confident and happy with the rhythm. The second 500 his rhythm for them.


A nice little insight into the boat. Very important that they got out


and lead. Some of these crews have led them in the first 250 metres in


previous regattas. A good start from Team GB. They are looking


confident, they are looking long and relaxed. He a lot of the


Challenge between Australia and Great Britain is that Australia


were very confident in Sydney that they would win a lot of gold medals


and Great Britain beat them in the eight and the four. Obviously the


Australians are after revenge. That has been hurting them for the last


12 years! Great Britain are moving their boat along very sweetly. That


looks very relaxed. That will be the key for Great Britain, to stay


relaxed, to stay long in the last six or 700 metres against Australia


when the chips are down and they are fighting for that place. We are


through the halfway mark and Great Britain have gone clear. All going


according to plan and on those bikes somewhere is the Jurgen


Grobler, the chief coach of the men's heavyweight team. He will be


pretty content. But he will know we are long way from the last 500m of


the Olympic final in terms of effort and what is required. The


most important thing is we have not seen them since Munich six weeks


ago. They have turned things around in terms of speed, but Australia


will also have done that. He imperative for Great Britain to get


the middle 1,000m nail hard in terms of rhythm, keeping for rhythm.


That is whether Aussies will be quick. Australia will have


sustainable rhythm where they don't have to work. To compare and


contrast this season, Great Britain have relied on power where


Australia have relied on technique. Now we are getting the great clash.


Great Britain are at a very comfortable 34 strokes a minute.


This is then cruising. They will be so glad to be racing finally


because a lot of the crews that are in the team will have already


raised their second races. At last they are out there feeling the


will go through to the semi-final. What has impressed me is that Great


Britain are getting right up to the catch. Watch how the blades going.


Great confidence in placing the blade, they are moving the boat


around and passed it. A wonderful shot as the sun comes down on Eton


Dorney. The British in the crowd really appreciating what they are


seeing. We will come up to this wall of noise. The hairs will be


rising on the back of their neck. Resisting all temptation to do a


little sprint. They don't need to, it is about containment. Don't


worry about the rest of the boats coming back. It is a job well done.


The time will be an irrelevant, to be honest. It would be nice to


match the Australian crew. But they have blown out the cobwebs, the


races on. In the heavyweight men's coxless four, the gold medal will


come down to two boats, Australia and Great Britain. Cruising home in


front of a crowd that is all behind them. That looks very impressive.


Over the line, Great Britain safely through. In second place, Romania.


Belarus in third. Great Britain and Romania get the two, with Belarus


in third. We did not see any fireworks, but we did not need to.


We saw good technique. Establish some rhythm. Three seconds slower


than Australia. Australia were not pushed either in any way. They were


just in their cruising pace. That allows their boat to travel faster


between the strokes. That is my concern, that the Australians have


a way of rowing that allows their boat to travel further between the


strokes because they are not pushing it. When the chips are down,


when the real pressure is on, we will see what changes. At the


moment, the speed at a very comfortable 33 off 34 is just


balancing a little bit in the Australian's favour. Andy Hodge is


saying yes, that's our first race, it was a good piece of rowing and


we're very pleased. This is the It is all set for Saturday morning,


11:30am. Ridiculously exciting and it is only Monday morning!


Delighted to be joined by Alex Partridge. Let's talk about your


race. If you were not cruising, you were certainly not racing. We had


to do something different and we did in the heat. The heat was a lot


of pressure, home Olympics, first time with this crew, and we did not


get everything right. We tried to do better today and we have got a


chance in the final. Steve was making the point that if the


Germans were watching, and they are the crew everybody is aiming at,


you certainly gave them a lot of food for thought. Good. The 8th is


the fastest boat in rowing and there's only one way to do it. The


Germans have done that for many years. You were asked what we would


do different. We showed we can take a step forward. Talking about


timings, as we see you in action here, if we move on to talk about


the coxless four with Steve, a three-second difference in times


between the Australians and the British. Does that matter? It is


always nice to have up -- an Olympic record. But Saturday is


important. Talking to Alex off-air, he says it is quite windy out there.


It has picked up over the last half an hour. I would not read anything


into that. We know it will be nip and tuck between the British and


the Aussies on Saturday. It doesn't make anything of the time. I'm


quite happy that the Australians have got that record because they


will think they are on target, everything is going their way and


our guys will ruffle them a little bit and I think that will help.


know the guys in the four extremely well. Is the rivalry with the


Australians friendly or his there son genuine legal? Think about


growing up is the respect each other enormously, but when it comes


down to racing, it is war. You want their blood. They are your worst


enemy. I have got some of my best friends in rowing, but if I


embracing them, I want nothing else In terms of the four, of a calm,


composed, are they up for the fight? Everybody is up for the


fight. Everybody wants nothing more than to win an Olympic gold medal.


That is what we are all here for. It is not just the four, it's


everyone. Yesterday, with the lightweight doubles, everyone has


got a chance. If you are in the final you have a chance. It's what


you do in that small moment of time. Everybody has now Road, the great


thing for the four and the women's double is that everybody has had a


competitive race, the COB birds have been blown away and the nerves


have gone. Everybody by and large have Road well. That must create


momentum. It's massive. Getting the first one out of the way, the


difference between today and two days ago is chalk and cheese. It


was intense, feeling the home crowd. Seeing everyone... The emotions are


quite overwhelming. The difference today is going out and being able


to know what's happening and your expectations. With that out of the


way, everyone performs a lot better. If I gave you one word to describe


how you are feeling about that final, what would that be? Excited?


Yes, excited. We've got a chance. This is a once-in-a-lifetime


opportunity and we got to make the most of it. Having seen everybody


now, some boats are through to repechages, others are straight


through to finals. What is your general take on whether British


rowing team stands at the moment? I'm very happy. We haven't had the


best of seasons even though we've had some fantastic results, but


everything is coming together at the right time. Everyone is looking


very classy and relaxed. Even our boats that we weren't expecting


much of our next -- are stepping up to the mark. It could have all 13


boats in finals, and that would be very impressive. I hope to talk to


Kath Grainger and Anna Watkins at some point, they are still doing


The rowing finals don't start until Wednesday, still still a couple of


more days to go. This has been a consistently strong start for


British rowing across the different events. Lots of sport happening


Three. Paul Drinkhall will be in third round action. That is just


about to start. There is also British interest in the fencing.


Carina Lawrence is on now. There is weightlifting featuring men's 62 kg


category and also the British teenager Zoe Smith, his back in


We are going to head back to the Aquatics Centre. Let's have a quick


word about what we've seen so far. Two British swimmers, Pavoni and


Roebuck, were in that butterfly heat but it wasn't a good morning


for them. Not the best swim. Not all four, but we've seen it with


the likes of Michael Phelps. If you don't perform in the morning then


you can't Rick -- make it through to the next round. One of the


problems is at our British trials those two guys can cruise through


the heats, cruise through the semi- final. Whereas here, some people it


is the first race. They need to be up early in the morning. They need


to be doing the best times early in the morning. They are facing the


best in the world. It was a stacked field. Michael Phelps used to lead


it by a long wait. Don't get me wrong, he's not swimming at his


best at the moment but when he's like be struggling, he's down in


about a poor 9th place now. He is struggling. I saw it in the 400


individual medley. You heard Ian Thorpe talking about his stroke and


the way it looks, he looks heavy and clumpy. And he is the defending


Olympic champion. What does it take to do really well in the butterfly?


I held the world record for 50m butterfly, which is one... I could


never do four length. I always thought when I went from one lane


to the other, why go back, you've done it now. With butterfly, you


kick at the top of the stroke and at the bottom. So what is two to


one arm stroke. When your timing is that it makes a huge difference.


The timing needs to be spot-on. It's one of these events, when you


go out and get it wrong and go too hard, you see people suddenly


fatiguing at the end. It really is the hardest stroke. To me, it


Next, so the Allah and Hannah Miley are going to be involved in the


women's 200 metres individual We are going to catch up on the


heats that had been taking place. Mark was saying he couldn't do four


length and you said... Mark can't even do one-and-a-half lengths of


the pool. He touches the wall and is very lucky to get there.


Individual medley, the women's. We will see Hannah Miley. The first


heat involves Sophie Allen. This is her first Olympics. She trains at


the same club as James Goddard and David Carry. Also in here is


Pellissier coops, from Australia, who was part of the gold medal-


winning relay team. Yes, and she is swimming well. An interesting one


to look out for in lane four. are trying to qualify for the semi-


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of Australia. So good Ahmad underwater face. -- so good on that


She has had big injuries and illness. She's been trying to


recover. Every year we talk about an injury or illness for her. She


is a wonderful swimmer. It would be great to see her on a thick year


where she has a whole year of training behind her, which she has


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this year. Five gold medals at the in that breaststroke. Leverenz


getting caught up a little bit. She may hold on. Leverenz has got it.


Very similar to Rebecca Soni. They are trying to keep the arms out the


front. The elbows don't go off too enough for Sophie Allen, but it may


not be because the next heat is so hot. Hannah Miley, this is her


slightly weaker competition, but she is trying to make the semis and


ultimately the final. She is up against the defending champion,


Steph Rice of Australia. And also Ye. She swam the last leg of her


race are faster than Ryan Lochte did. Let's see how much speed she


Britain. This is the weakest Legard Hannah Miley's race. Ye, her


freestyle split on the 400 individual medley, the last 50 was


faster than the gold and silver- medallist from the men's 400-metre


medley. She went 28.9 on the last Olympics. Quite unbelievable. She


went on the backstroke, it's a world apart. She is doing this to


Steph Rice, who herself is awesome at backstroke. Steph Rice, the


defending Olympic champion, not being able to live with the pace. A


bit of a look over from Kirsty Coventry, good to see her back in


the water. A double silver- medallist and gold-medallist in the


Games in 2008. There is not a fault in any of her strokes. What a


freestyle that was faster than Ryan Lochte's, what hope is there for


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will be on here because her position, that should be good


enough. It should be. But I think she will find it tough to live with


this swimmer. I'm not even sure if she pushed it right at the end.


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her back in there. Coventry will Safely through to the semi-finals,


it will take quite a tough swim to get through to the final. The


Chinese girl is very good. She is. She's definitely the one to beat.


If I'm going to make a time, I reckon no one is going to go


anywhere near her. But who knows? Anything can happen. For me, to


swim that time this early in the morning is good. I'm really happy I


got through to the semi. That is one of my goals. The next is to try


to progress to the final. Everybody is going to be gunning for it now


and stepping up in the heats. I'm so much more relaxed and happy. It


feels good. I've just got to go out and enjoy it and enjoy this amazing


atmosphere. It will definitely take a sub 2.10 to get into the final.


It is. Anything can happen. That is what the amazing thing is about the


Olympic Games was a nothing ever goes according to I've got to keep


my options open and swim my own race. What have you done since the


100? Me and my dad went through it. Went through the splits and now our


focus is for the 200. We take each day as it comes and not let


anything linger. Both of us were happy with it. We can take


positives from that and hopefully improve on the 200. It's feeling


good. I've been wanting to seem what my spirits were. I certainly


put it out there. The answer to that is my breaststroke will


probably pay the price, but that's the medley for you. Regardless of


the 200, and we know that your stature doesn't always work in the


200 because they are usually big guys, but it's not the last of you.


We have Glasgow coming up in a couple of beers. Yes, my home turf.


If the act as a is going to be anything like this, it's a great


time to be a British athlete. I'm really looking forward to it and


that you for every one supporting not on the first page of that


graphic, she is through to the semi-finals. Hannah Miley not far


off Stephane rise's time. Her goals off Stephane rise's time. Her goals


to finish in the top eight and to keep enjoying it. It is difficult


for swimmers, they have so many different races, to recover and


savour this moment. Look, especially athletes at a doing


multiple events. We've seen how to have got to heats have become.


Recovery has become even more important than it ever has been.


The swimmers are getting down -- warming down, getting massages.


They are tired and they have to be aware of their bodies and how to


respond. How what Australia faring so far? Just one gold medal in the


women's relay. We are OK, just. We have picked up a couple of medals


here. But for the Australian public, this is not enough. We haven't done


well enough yet. There's a lot of people at home that will be really


on top of this and being quite harsh towards the team. It is


simply because we've had so much success in the pool that we have


become accustomed to this. Swimming in Australia is the number one. For


all of the Olympic disciplines, swimming is number one. It is. The


rest of the Australian Olympic team complain about the exposure of the


Australian swimming team has in comparison to the rest of the team.


I would say we have for more than half of the coverage and the rest


of the team gets what is left over. There's been complaints about that,


and it has been justified in the past because we win medals. We


don't say it, but that is what the press says. It will be interesting


if we did before here come the other parts of the team, if that


changes and we see a shift in Australian port -- sporting culture.


A in Britain, we are seeing a shift that swimming is becoming much more


high profile because of performances from the likes of


Becchio Adlington and Kerri-Anne Payne, Liam Tancock. -- Becchio


Adlington. You were impressed with Liam Tancock -- Tancock.


Tancock was fantastic. It was brilliant that he was able to plan


that race so well and swim it well. He uses ballet as part of his


training routine and you said you also did. Not ballet. Dance?


used the movements in training. Look at a ballerina, they are


perfect, brilliant athletes. This is what we look at. Good coaches


can recognise this in an instant. People will say you have to train


more like a ballerina. What does that mean? It means you need to do


every movement as perfectly as you possibly can and repeated 1,000


times. We will see how Liam Tancock get on tonight. Gemma Spofforth


will also be swimming this evening. At 3pm at the far end, we are going


to see the men's 10m synchro diving. Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield going


for Great Britain. With me in the studio is Mark


Foster. Ian Thorpe made his step -- disparaging comments about your


swimming! But he has got my T- shirt! He is right, a length and a


half. But I've got to say this. Ian Thorpe and myself raced once and I


won that race. He swam 50m, but I won it! I am fascinated by it the


competitive spirit. Let's talk about what happened this morning.


Fantastic to see Hannah Miley go through. Brilliant. It is not her


event. She is a small swimmer. She needs a bit more strength. I know


she does a massive amount of conditioning work, rock climbing.


Maybe they've gone down this route already and blunts some weights.


That is where speed comes from, straight. It was a great swim this


morning. I can't see anything but the gold medal for the Chinese


swimmer. She is any 16. She won the 200m individual medley last year at


the World Championships. She has been around for a couple of years.


What we have to remember, when you're that age, you do have huge


improvements. When you get older, you're just looking to get as close


to your best time as possible. Aquatics Centre has not


disappointed with anything we've seen so far, whether it has been


heats of the actual metal braces. The Aquatics Centre will continue


to be the focus later today, but let's go back to the rowing at Eton


Dorney. It has been an exciting morning and John and Steve have a


couple of happy rowers. Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins.


You can't stop grinning. It has been a long wait to get going.


Really pleased with the first event. You never know how the Olympic heat


will go. We are very happy and we have done now come down and wait a


few days for the final. We can see the closing stages. Steve said you


had spoken a couple of days ago about beating the Olympic record


and you did. Yes. I had forgotten and you did. Yes. I had forgotten


about the Olympic record. It was a total surprise because we were just


focused on doing our thing. It was a nice by-product. It was such an


imperious performance and every athlete we have spoken to over the


last 48 hours has said the last 500m, at the reception they've been


getting has been overwhelming. You took the decibel level to new


levels. You were so far clear and everybody knew how fantastic it was.


How much do you feel it? You can hear it, but you can feel it in


your body. It pulses through you. The crowds are sensational. We both


feel very, very lucky that we have this incredible support from all


this incredible support from all over the country and we are very


conscious of that. When you have it behind you, it does lift you like


nothing else. Because you were the panel to the team to Rome, you have


had a long time to wait. Some people had rowed twice before you


hit the water. How much were you desperate to get out there and do-


it-? We knew we had that challenge to deal with it. It has been a


difficult weekend watching everybody get started. We have been


following of thing closely. Everybody has been telling us that


the crowd is amazing and we were talking more year about what her


own crowd could be. It is really emotional when there are that many


people really wanting Team GB to do well and we want to do well for


them. When you were at the start a new were announced, there was a


massive cheer. Could you hear that? Theory but that is quite it is the


first 200m. -- the debate that is Once the 100m mark is gone, that is


when the crowd starts to come in and then you can sense it. The plan


for the next four day is? For feet up! It is hard. You get the


adrenaline high from having a great start. We can feel it! We are both


aware, we can enjoy it for a few hours and then you have to bring


everything back down. We need to improve, we need to be at our best


on Friday. The next few days is back to training and boring


lifestyle to get everything in place for Friday. Per it looked


very, very classy and smooth. Can you remember the other thing we


spoke about last week? David Beckham. Let us in on the secret.


had a chat with him on Friday night. He wishes you both the greatest of


luck. There's one point to that, you have to win gold. He has laid


down the rules. If they don't win, he wants nothing to do with them!


If they win gold, you will meet. wasn't that fast until now! My mum


will be ecstatic. Will he meet her mum. Her I'm sure I can raise that.


One more race in your entire career. Gosh! There's been rumours that


might not be the case. There was a certain man standing not far away


who announced his retirement a bit early. No athlete ever announces


their retirement in such dramatic fashion since. See you in Rio!


is very sad thinking there might just be one more race for us. We


just love doing it. It is magical. The joy is radiating off you!


Brilliant watch today and more power to your elbow on Friday.


Thank you. What a fantastic morning of rowing.


Katherine Grainger, three-time Olympic silver medallist. Let's


talk about sailing. Also traditionally one of Britain's


strong support. For competition is under way in Weymouth and following


it is double Olympic gold medallist by Shirley. Ben Ainslie was on the


water yesterday. K we did not get a gentle run. Two returning gold


medallists in action. Big Ben had two races yesterday and the crowds


that came out to see him, every time he turned a mark, a lot of


cheering. It was fantastic to watch. His first race, he did not start


that well. The crowd cheered and downwind, when he sailed away from


the wind, he seemed to have an extra gear. He caught up to second


place. In the next race, a very convincing second place as well.


The one thing that might concern him was the Danish man. He is out


to be to Danish record. The greatest sailor of all time is a


Danish sailor. Benn has a Danish sailor ahead of him. He is out


today it. Co also out yesterday was Iain Percy and D -- Andrew Simpson.


They won gold in Beijing. To do first-run they will be disappointed


with, they finished tenth. They had a photo-finish to finish second in


the next race. Today there's a lot of class itself. We have another


returning gold medallist, Paul Goodison. He won gold in the


single-handed class. A lot of action, it is hard to keep up, but


it will be an exciting day for Team GB in Weymouth. How was it looking


down there? This is one of those sports that brings in other parts


of the country. It is very different to London. Yesterday was


really sunny, per beach was packed, everybody had binoculars and the


big screen. For the first time in sailing history, we have a ticketed


area, a stadium. It has already been nicknamed Benson of this. They


were cheering them on. Everybody is supporting him. Thank you very much,


Shirley. That is live on BBC Three at midday if you want to make an


early start your viewing. Time to catch up on some judo because Sarah


Clark has been in action, hoping to Sarah Clark in her third Olympics.


The 34-year-old Geordie. Walking behind her smartly suited coach,


Billy Cusack. He is more at home in a tracksuit, I suspect! He is


dressed up because it is a big day. He trains Sarah at the Edinburgh


He trains Sarah at the Edinburgh club. She is a native of South


club. She is a native of South Shields. What an opponent. The


bronze medallist at this year's European Championships. The fourth


seed. She is expected to get a seed. She is expected to get a


medal. It could hardly be a tougher start for Sarah Clark, but she will


relish the challenge. She has to be careful that she doesn't circle.


Her opponent is very dangerous. Sarah will know that. Take the


fight in a different direction. Fighting in a different weight


division after the frustrations of Athens and Beijing. She has dropped


from 63 kg to 57. It has been done to give herself a better chance,


but it has meant a strict diet and a lot of hard work, but she has


made the weight and she is giving it all she has. That has to give


her strength advantage as well. Normally Sarah has the height


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riding a wave of support in this extreme it stanzas. -- stanzas.


It's a battle to who can get their of the most popular sports. They


made headlines on the front page of Shields, a big Newcastle supporter,


but she is based these days in Edinburgh, where she is coached by


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grip inside, keeping Sarah's attack away. A lovely switch! Sarah throws


herself on her own back there. scoreboard remains scoreless.


managed to stay on her front there, but a good attack and a good change


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in tactics to take it to the other those opening five minutes? Will


she be more or less confident than she was when she started? I think


Sarah has come back into it in that last two minutes. She started to


change direction. She started to try and counter Pavia per. She is


sitting on a penalty now. She has to go into this golden score


cleverly but she can't sit back, Clark claiming that she landed on


her chest. But the umpire of Britain's Sarah Clark. A third


Olympics. She is 34. We wonder Sarah Clark ending up being knocked


out of the Olympic judo competition after that bout against Pavia. In


the studio, we are having a bit of a lilac moment. Mac Baker is the


next presenter for the Olympics and we discovered we are dressed in the


same colour. I was watching you this morning and thought the colour


scheme was great. Use the Novak the gymnastics for the past few days.


I'm exhausted with the excitement. The qualification rounds have been


superb. To be honest, too many finals to mention but Great Britain


Mishal Husain, John Inverdale and Clare Balding host as events at Eton Dorney take the limelight. In particular, the men's four start their quest for a fourth successive Olympic gold, and Katherine Grainger and partner Anna Watkins begin their fight to add Olympic gold to their world title.

Twelve gold medals will be won over the next 15 hours on day three of the Games.

Rowing: 09.40 Women's quadruple sculls repechages 09.50 Men's eight repechages 10.00 Men's quadruple sculls repechages 10.10 Men's pair repechages 10.20 Women's double sculls heats 10.40 Men's four heats

Rowing commentators: Garry Herbert Dan Topolski

Swimming: 10.00 Women's 200m freestyle heats 10.25 Men's 200m butterfly heats 10.49 Women's 200m individual medley heats

Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson Adrian Moorhouse Sharron Davies.

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