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Another silver lining for Great Britain. I just had my own chance

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to congratulate the event is as they left the studio after their

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appearance this morning. Good morning to you all. Surely today

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rowing finals at Eton Dorney. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are

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looking good. Could it be Bradley Wiggins's

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Wednesday? The Tour de France champion goes in the time-trial

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with medal chances in the women's event, too.

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More work to do in Weymouth. Britain's sailors need to bounce

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back after a tough day on the coast. No such medal worries for Michael

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Phelps. 19 Olympic medals and counting. So this is the plan for

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today. We will be looking ahead to the rowing finals in a moment and

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talking about Michael Phelps. We will have the swimming heats at 10

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o'clock before we go live to Eton Dorney as the tension builds. Try

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an early lunch, then you can see the women's pair had fully deliver

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at Hampton Court at 2:30pm this afternoon. Plenty to look forward

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to and plenty to get stuck into straight away, including live beach

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volleyball on BBC Three right now. There are six matches today, men

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and women playing. It is China against Greece on court at the

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moment. Also, live badminton at Wembley. There has been a shortage

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of controversy there from last night. We will be talking to Gail

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Emms about what happens. And at the Olympic Park there is basketball

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with Canada's women taking on France. Later on we will be talking

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swimming with Ian Thorpe and hearing all about Michael Phelps's

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amazing performance in the pool last night, going into the Olympic

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record books in any way. But first the running, and it is the women's

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power that hold our chance of a gold medal today. Helen Glover's

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story is remarkable because she has only been growing for four years.

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She started because of a special scouting programme that set out to

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find a Olympic athletes the 2012. She is from Cornwall and if she

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gets the gold medal it will be the climax of a relatively short but

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Some days it is hard to get my head around the fact that four years ago

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I was not rowing, I was not going to the Olympics, I was not

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competing. And here I am. It has happened through hard work with the

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help of brilliant coaches. It is just exciting, it is a dream that I

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have had since I was tiny. I wanted to be an Olympic athlete and I

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wanted to compete in the greatest sporting arena. My mother saw an

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advert in a newspaper. It was looking for tall people. Steve

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Redgrave had spearheaded something called Sporting Giants. It was

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looking at women over five at nine to try different sports that you

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need long levers for. -- 5 ft 9. I was one of them. I was training to

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be a be teacher. For the first six months I carried on my training but

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I do not know how I did it, looking back. I was teaching all day but I

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had to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning to do my first training

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session. After school I did my second session late into the night

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and it was really tough. I have got a really supportive family. They

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are brilliant. My mum and my dad, and two Brothers and two sisters. I

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grandmother is 92 and she lives at home with us. She is probably the

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most excited out of every one. My boyfriend is a canoeist and he

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trains in Nottingham. He trained really hard, but not as hard as the

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rowers! A very competitive family. My husband is the sportsman, but a

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better to do, but he brings it out in all of us. -- a competitor.

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Everything was a competition when I was little. I run international

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cross-country, played hockey for my county. I did everything, every

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sport I did I did to be the best that I could be. When I first

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watched the Olympics, I had not really taken much interest until

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then. It was a wake-up call because I realised that I had four years to

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beat those people and be as good as them. Heather Stanning and myself,

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we were invited on to the team in 2010. It was two years after I

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started rowing. She is brilliant to row with because she is strong and

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fit and she has got a racing had. We have to live in each other's

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pockets so it is important that we get on. But I am messy, and she is

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in the army so she is very tidy. Everybody is going for the same

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thing, the dream, Olympic gold. If we keep progressing, then we are

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going to be in a brilliant place on the start-line. If we put together

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a good race, then we have got to be pleased with that. Helen Glover. I

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like the idea of entering an advert looking for tall people! This is

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the day that all British rowing fans have been looking forward to.

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The regatta has gone well for Britain, so will we see the front

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of that Labour? John Inverdale, we will be with you threw out. Some

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brilliant heat and the last few days but now the first finals. --

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brilliant heats in the last few days. Yes, you have made the point

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that this is the moment that the insatiable appetite of the British

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sporting public for the gold medal has got to be satisfied. Everybody

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is closing in on Eton Dorney and the army officer and the PE teacher.

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They will be very aware of that. They will but we spoke to them and

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they are so laid back and relaxed. They are taking it in their stride.

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The finishing line that we did at our last interview, how are you

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going to go about your next race, the biggest of the season? They

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said it was just the biggest of the season but I knew it was the

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biggest of their life. They are relaxed, they are wrong form, and I

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hate to say it but I can see nothing other than a win. -- they

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are on form. It is a defining moment because winning an Olympic

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medal can change your life, in any shape or form. Maybe jobs and

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opportunities. They will always be known as an Olympic gold medallist.

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That thought could be the only thing that derailed them. I hope

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they are not watching hour broadcast. Yes, it is. When I

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crossed the line in 84, our previous Olympic gold medallist

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from 1940 it came up to me and said that you are World Champion for one

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year, and a bit champion for life. -- 1948. You are Olympic champion

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for life. That really sums it up. This will happen to them. They are

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real contenders for the gold medal. As far as the men's eight, we will

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talk about their prospects in the second. They are genuine medal

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hopes but outside medal contenders. Our obsession with age in this

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country, because there is a 40 year-old in the bird, gold-

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medallist 20 years ago, all of their lines are being made by Greg

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Searle. In 1992 he won the gold medal with his brother Johny Searle

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and with our inestimable commentator. We thought it would be

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nice to get the three of them together to talk about now and then.

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We always knew that we could get to the final and we always believed

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that we could win. For a period of time I was the best in the world at

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the sport that I loved. It all came together on that morning. I would

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imagine they were not looking at us as a major competitor. It was David

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and Goliath, literally. I remember the night before the race, sitting

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down and having an earnest conversation. We said that we were

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good enough to win this thing and if we go in any position other than

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first then it counts as losing. What does it make you feel like to

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watch it now? I remember thinking about now, as we came forward, this

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is the Olympic final, maybe we are going to win the gold medal. And

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then thinking that is not a good thing to be thinking! They went

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away. I was thinking, OK, we planned this, we planned this for

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the halfway mark and they are doing it straight away. Naughty Italians.

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Not only do they go up to the length of clear water, then we

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carried on going. Even here it does not seem too bad, one length behind.

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It is just that it never stopped. The question is can anybody real in

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the Italians? Now I am thinking, right. Olympic final, but it is my

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job now have to make sure that we race the race of our lives. Does

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that shock you to look at it now? remember watching it a day or two

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later in the Olympic village and I could not believe it was our race.

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I thought we were really in touch. I might have been liberal in what I

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was telling you. And I believe you! There needs to be fireworks now.

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Here we go. We are about to push on. Make them hard and go. They are

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going for a change of gear. This is when Gary did his big thing. He

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continued to call us off. I cannot remember the words that he said,

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but I do remember this unshakeable belief in his voice. It was going

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to be a push like they had never pushed before. We had only ever

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practised it once or twice. What can they do? They are certainly

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making the effort and certainly closing the gap. And 17.50 we came

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into silver medal and I thought, gosh, we are going to win the

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Olympic silver. I remember throwing that thought away and saying that

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we were there to win. If as I close my eyes, I can remember that last

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bit coming in, but it was not a matter of 15 strokes and Olympic

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champions, it was 15 strokes to get to the Italians. They are coming

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and coming again. They are going to go through them! I think they can

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do it! There was a point when we were rolling and I could see their

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bow. I opposite man, coming up and up, and he just stopped rowing. He

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was done. They are there! The brothers have beaten the Italians

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and that is a great achievement. What a fantastic race! This is one

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I always say, that is how you are meant to celebrate! You cannot

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describe it. When you are on the medal podium and you are having the

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ultimate accolade, there is nothing better. Being at the Olympic Games,

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representing your country, winning, the flag going up, the national

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anthem, it does not get any better than that. Your main contribution

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is coming now. Making sure that everybody remembers as. From the

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brothers, it was sheer guts and courage and it all got to Garry

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Initially, I was a bit jealous, I thought, I like winning the Ellen

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Booth gold medal, I would like to do that. But joined what to do the

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training? Could I do it? Would I like to be 22 again winning the

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gold medal in Barcelona? Yes, I enjoyed that a lot, it was a

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fantastic moment. Would I want to do it now? I am not sure. As a

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whole career, I am already proud of what I have done, but going into

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the Olympic Games is the same mentality as it always was. I will

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only be totally happy if I win, and anything else will feel like losing.

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What a great piece of television, both brothers have aged really well.

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They have done very well, I'm not quite sure about Gary, he has aged

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a little bit too much! How much of an achievement would it be? He is

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one of nine, he is not doing it on his own, but how much of an

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achievement in terms of walking away from a sport and coming back

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with a decade later? How big a deal would be if Greg Searle were to get

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another medal? Immense. In this sport, it is about consistency of

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training, getting the miles in on a consistent basis. I was 38, I was

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able to do it because I trained day-in, day-out. To disappear for

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10 years and come back... Almost on a whim! Very much and a whim. He

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had done some Americas Cup sailing, he has been doing a bit of rowing,

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but maybe four times a week maximum in the middle of the season. Most

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of the time it was just Saturday morning, so to come back from that

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and get into the team, his plan was paid to be built up, first to get

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back onto the team then one a world silver medal. He has not done that

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in the last couple of years, his proper rowing in that sense. The

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next year, he repeated that. They were a little bit disappointed next

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time around. If they could cross that line first, and it is not out

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of the question, it would be immense for Great Britain, and for

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the guise it is there for the taking. It is worth saying it is a

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very competitive race, especially the German boat. They have been so

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consistent, they did not win the last Olympics, but they have won

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every race in between. They are certainly up for the challenge.

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What impresses me most about the Germans is that whatever tactics

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you have, they seem to have the answer already. There is no way of

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surprising then, but can they cope with the pressure of doing it

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today? That is the big question. On paper, Germany first, GB second,

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America or Canada, but you cannot rule out Australia or the Dutch

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either. They are all hunting for medals. It could beat a sort of nip

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and tuck all away. I think the Germans will try to get out into an

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early lead. Our guys, I think, are gone to try to stay with them. Will

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they put everything on the line and come away with nothing or take

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gold? I know what Greg will do, only one medal counts, and there

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are a lot of silver medals in that team, but only one medal that they

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want. You can see the crowd building behind us, they will make

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such a difference, they would give it everything for the first 5,000

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and then allow this lot to carry them over the last 500. -- 1,500.

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We have got Alan Campbell going in the men's single sculls, but it is

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hard to explain how the first few days is almost an unreal battle

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before the war, the sparring, but now the knockout punches are going

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to be landed, and there is a real free sun in the air, a real sense

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of expectation, everybody oping and anticipating the first gold medal.

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11:50pm, that is when we hope for the first British gold mettle when

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the women's take to the water. -- medal. We will be back to Eton

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Dorney as the live rowing gets under way, but now swimming, a

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remarkable 15 golds in Michael Phelps' and in the career and a

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record total of 19 medals overall. -- a Olympic career. He has

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surpassed a 48 year record. The achievement was tinged with

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international -- individual disappointment but Team USA helped

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Michael Phelps is going to win, is he going to create history by

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winning it for the third time in a Chad Le Clos won the gold, silver

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for Michael Phelps, look what that means! Oh, my goodness me! He got

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that by two 100 sold a second. Michael Hulse has got a silver

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medal, and he is tied for the most medals won by any athlete in

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history. -- Michael Phelps. He is going to have 15 golds, two Sukkur

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and two bronze. If this is his last Olympics, what a civil hero. --

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Ben Wright relations, the most decorated and then being ever, an

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extraordinary evening, I thought you were extremely gracious. --

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congratulations. I was, the butterfly did not go the way I

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wanted, but the most important thing was coming back with his

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group of guys. We did it, first gold medal of the meat, I am very

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happy. I do not know about you, but I could watch that action over and

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over again over the course of the day. This is our chance, Ian Thorpe,

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to relive the moment with you. You were here with Gary on the sofa, a

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fantastic night. It was an extraordinary night of swimming

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overall, but what really was extraordinary was Michael Phelps.

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His 200m butterfly, he would have been disappointed, but he was

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gracious in defeat. To the young South African. Chad Le Clos, who

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said his idol was Michael Phelps. He had a brilliant swim. Then he

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went on to the four vital hundred metres relay, and the Americans

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dominated this race. -- or by 200m relay. I thought Michael Phelps was

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the greatest Olympian, but it has now been officiated at every

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different point. He was your rival and also your friend. Yes. He comes

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across as laid-back, will he have been really driven to get to this

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new record? Yes! I think you can worry about those that are calm and

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relaxed. He does come across as laid back. As soon as he walks out,

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the tens it on. The athletes that has the ability to not get

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overwhelmed by the circumstances, what they are going up against,

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having that kind of attitude works, rather than those that try and

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build it up and get all this angst and anger inside before they race.

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This was a very special record for Michael. I think the other one that

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he would have wanted was to have won the 200 butterfly, so he has

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won the same event in three successive Olympics, which would

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make him the first male to ever do that. Still incredibly impressive,

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gold medals at three successive Olympic Games, a long time to be at

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the top of your game. It is a huge stretch, and very few people do it,

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and very few people do it and win in multiple events as well.

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Michaelis them to come away from this competition with another bag

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of medals. -- Michael is. It becomes quite staggering, because

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we are talking about 19 medals. It is a lot! And for Team GB, we are

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wanting just one gold at the moment, Michael UBS has 15. That puts it in

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perspective! It is an enormous achievement. What is he like?

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quite funny. Look, is just... He is what you see, he is that laid-back

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guy, he jumps around, he messes around, you know. He is quite quiet

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and I think, unless you know him, you would not understand him to

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start off with. Every one kind of tends to warm to him. In the

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swimming fraternity, you do not last long, you know, if you get a

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bad reputation, if you are not liked. The moment that I thought

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reflected so well on him was despite the disappointment he must

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have had at ended up in second place, the way that the show Chad

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Le Clos around the Aquatics Centre. This is where you hold up your

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medal, this is where you smile. Smile here, do this, do that. It

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was nice, the gesture. It was kind of like the master and the

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Apprentice, taking someone through what is the procedure around, what

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do you do, who you look at in the crowd, when you have to look at the

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Anne Begg family, all of these things that you are learning on the

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job, really. -- the Olympic family. We should point out that he is

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still in competition, so we are going to see him again in their

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pool, impressive semi-finals as well last night. Let's re-join

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Clare Balding at the Aquatics Centre. We have seen you morning

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and night down there, some people will think you are camping down

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there! We could if there was somewhere

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comfortable. So much action, heats and semi-finals in the mornings,

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finals in the evening, one more thing on Michael Phelps. He tweeted

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this morning, thanks to the team for giving me the lead they did

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going into the last 200, very much giving them credit for making sure

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he came home. Absolutely, and he was very aware that Daniel was

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there for France, but it was a big enough lead. He wanted that bit of

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a lead, he already had the 200 butterfly, and that event is tiring.

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Full credit to his team, he is always about the team. As amazing

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as his achievements are, it is all about the team for him. We have an

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extra person with us to give extra power to the two swimmers who could

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both win medals, Michael Jamieson, who qualified fastest, and Andrew

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Willis, who qualified third fastest. up for this one. The medals are not

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tonight, Michael, they are pace swim. This is very fast indeed,

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we will keep a little eye on the world record, if you don't mind.

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The rest of the field is starting to come back at him. The crowd is

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going absolutely nuts, listen to this when Jamieson touches first!

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Oh! Another massive British record! Really happy with the time and I am

:26:31.:26:41.
:26:41.:26:49.

Willis 10 faster with 50m to go, the whole field coming back at him.

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-- tend first. You are only about one metre behind the world record!

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The rest are coming through, but it looks like it will be a stretch.

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Willis was second, but I can tell you that his time, well, that is a

:27:08.:27:12.

massive lifetime best, a new English record, and it is only just

:27:12.:27:15.

outside the new British record that was set in the first semi-final by

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Michael Jamieson. That is unbelievable, I was not quite as

:27:20.:27:24.

nervous as this morning, more excited. Just the crowd really

:27:24.:27:28.

helped me at there, it is unbelievable. I knew Michael was

:27:28.:27:31.

capable of a great time, I am really happy for him, amazing we

:27:31.:27:37.

are both doing so well, both in The extra-special thing for them

:27:37.:27:41.

and the whole crowd that will be here tonight is that they will be

:27:41.:27:45.

next to each other. Adrian Moorhouse is an Olympic gold-

:27:45.:27:49.

medallists over 100 breaststroke, you also swam 200, tell us what

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they will have been going through I am hoping that they slept because

:27:58.:28:02.

that is important. Why he'd swung one day and the finals were the day

:28:02.:28:10.

after and I found it really difficult to sleep. -- my heats

:28:10.:28:14.

were on one day. It goes through your mind on a loop and you cannot

:28:14.:28:20.

sleep. If they set, then they can get up and get fresh air, then

:28:20.:28:26.

maybe swim a bit this morning. they be down here? I doubt it.

:28:26.:28:29.

There are three Olympic pools near the Olympic village, and they will

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be training there. Keep it as normal as possible. What would you

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advise be to them, looking at a qualification times? -- what would

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your advice be? He must be confident knowing that he is the

:28:46.:28:51.

fastest man in the pool. I think the confidence will come with that.

:28:52.:28:56.

Michael Jamieson will be in their own four and it is great to have

:28:56.:29:06.
:29:06.:29:06.

Andrew Willis next to them. -- in lane four. He is the real threat

:29:06.:29:13.

and it is good that he is next to him. We cannot write off Andrew

:29:13.:29:17.

Willis because something sneaky could happen. They train together

:29:17.:29:20.

so they are used to each other and they feed off each other and they

:29:20.:29:24.

have pushed each other to career bests. Absolutely. They will push

:29:24.:29:28.

each other but the Olympic final will push it anyway. I think it

:29:28.:29:32.

will take off the edge to have a friend in the room with you. There

:29:32.:29:35.

will be a reassurance that comes with that to calm them down. That

:29:35.:29:41.

is enough. Then they can use the crowd. It is like the national

:29:41.:29:44.

championships and staff. They are so used to racing against each

:29:44.:29:51.

other so there is a comfort blanket. You do not want to feel isolated in

:29:51.:29:54.

a room like that. It is a massive thing that you are doing by

:29:54.:29:59.

yourself, you can do it but it is nice to have your friends there.

:29:59.:30:02.

the closing stages of a race, Mo Farah says that it is counter-

:30:02.:30:06.

intuitive but you have got to relax to get the most out of yourself.

:30:06.:30:11.

What you want to do is go, quick, quick, quick, but particularly with

:30:11.:30:15.

breaststroke you have to keep the strokes long. Absolutely. Like a

:30:15.:30:22.

lot of strokes, you have to be long in the water. It is about getting

:30:22.:30:26.

as much water as you can and pulling yourself through. Relaxing

:30:26.:30:30.

is one thing but having fun is another. It bugs me when they say

:30:30.:30:34.

they are here to have fun. They want to enjoy themselves. No, they

:30:34.:30:41.

don't, they want to win. You cannot snatch, as you call it. Yes, it is

:30:41.:30:45.

about not snatching. If you do not told the water, you go quickly

:30:45.:30:52.

through it. I know why they say they want to enjoy it, but it is a

:30:52.:30:56.

very serious thing. If you were swimming in London, were to come

:30:56.:31:01.

out with the headphones on? I would take them off, all the time.

:31:01.:31:07.

would you come out with the headphones on? They did not have

:31:07.:31:16.

had phones in our day. Cassette tapes! You could come out with a

:31:16.:31:19.

ghetto-blaster on your shoulder! We have discussed Michael Phelps and

:31:19.:31:23.

his achievements from last night and we have looked ahead to the two

:31:23.:31:27.

British swimmers in the final tonight, a real medal prospects.

:31:27.:31:30.

What about the emotional story of last night? It was not Michael

:31:30.:31:35.

Phelps winning, but getting beaten by Chad Le Clos. Afterwards, Mark

:31:35.:31:40.

Foster managed to grab his father to chat. Tell us a little bit about

:31:40.:31:43.

Chad Le Clos and when he committed his life to swimming and how he has

:31:43.:31:47.

got this good. He is unbelievable. He committed like you cannot

:31:47.:31:52.

believe. He is the most down-to- earth beautiful boy you will ever

:31:52.:32:02.
:32:02.:32:06.

meet in your life. Look at him. He is like me! I love you. Is this

:32:06.:32:14.

life? Yes. Sorry! How many family members have you got here? My other

:32:14.:32:18.

son is here, someone up there. I can't find him. We had to get

:32:18.:32:23.

tickets all over the place. It is not easy to get tickets. I know!

:32:23.:32:27.

You were here at the most perfect moment of your son's life and the

:32:27.:32:32.

most perfect of yours. Unbelievable. Thanks, Great Britain. I love that

:32:32.:32:37.

moment. I could watch that all the time! That video is going viral on

:32:37.:32:42.

YouTube right now. Sir why here! I wish I had worn a better to show

:32:42.:32:52.

it! -- that is what I hear! Lily Allen was sitting here, and she

:32:52.:32:56.

said it was amazing and everybody went bonkers and everybody was in

:32:56.:33:03.

tears. Chad Le Clos is now a big star and he is in action again this

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morning. Yes. What also made it special was after the presentation,

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the parents crying their eyes out, and Princess Charleen, the South

:33:12.:33:15.

African swimmer, she was standing with them and she was bawling as

:33:15.:33:20.

well. It was a special moment for the country and it is every

:33:20.:33:25.

swimmer's dream. Top marks for them for getting the father to come and

:33:25.:33:33.

talk to us because it was great. Nifty footwork. You were talking

:33:34.:33:37.

last night about the changing of the Guard in swimming. That stuck

:33:37.:33:45.

in my mind. Michael Phelps is 27 and Chad Le Clos is 20, I think.

:33:45.:33:51.

Yes. It is quite strange for me. I know how long Michael has been

:33:51.:33:54.

around and I know that he says that he is going to retire after this

:33:54.:34:00.

competition. I just have this funny feeling that he might stick around.

:34:00.:34:05.

He might not retire? I don't know. I just have a strange feeling about

:34:05.:34:10.

it. You can see how much enjoyment Michael gets from the relays. I

:34:10.:34:15.

think he would still be of huge value to those teams. Maybe I am

:34:15.:34:19.

putting the challenge out there to run. Stick around for a few more

:34:19.:34:24.

years, we want to see you continuing to swim! Maybe we make a

:34:24.:34:29.

big deal about age and swimming. You competed in London and you are

:34:29.:34:34.

just a couple of years older. are some swimmers now that are

:34:34.:34:42.

older than me and they will win medals here. I am confident of that.

:34:42.:34:44.

We see 15 year-old winning gold medals at the Olympics. We

:34:45.:34:49.

associate them with being young. As we learn more, there is no physical

:34:49.:34:54.

reason. It all has to do with your own personal head space, how you

:34:55.:35:01.

feel about the sport. Michael in that victory, that you know how he

:35:01.:35:04.

almost chaperone Chad Le Clos around the port to show him what to

:35:04.:35:11.

do. -- the pool. But swimming has changed and there is a new

:35:11.:35:15.

generation of swimmers that has been inspired by the stars of the

:35:15.:35:19.

past. They have used a similar training methods and they are now

:35:19.:35:24.

beating them. And perhaps performance is raised by being in

:35:24.:35:29.

the same pool. But you would say do not write off the older swimmers?

:35:29.:35:35.

Yeah. Tonight is really big for Britain in a swimming pool. We have

:35:36.:35:42.

only had one bronze one it so far in the pool. Michael Jamieson and

:35:42.:35:47.

Andrew Willis did fantastically well. They really did. What is good

:35:47.:35:51.

is that there is a great history of breaststroke swimming in Britain.

:35:51.:35:56.

To be able to bring this back, and to be able to have two swimmers

:35:56.:36:00.

qualifying in the best lanes for the finals, we could be looking at

:36:00.:36:07.

some medals. And that is plural. Michael Jamieson's time has put him

:36:07.:36:10.

into the top 10 of all time to swim in that particular event. That is

:36:10.:36:17.

right. When we look at all-time best times, top 10, there are a

:36:17.:36:21.

couple of others in the final but are also in the top 10. But looking

:36:21.:36:26.

at form, these guys are in with a really good shot. Thank you very

:36:26.:36:29.

much indeed. That is how it is looking on the swimming front.

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There is a lot of support available right now. -- sport. China are

:36:39.:36:44.

playing Greece in the beach volleyball right now on BBC Three.

:36:44.:36:48.

The judo is also under way through the red button. Two gold medals up

:36:48.:36:55.

for grabs later on tonight. As the handball has just started. That is

:36:55.:36:59.

one of the live export at Olympic Park. Norway's women taking on

:36:59.:37:05.

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were watching on our dedicated badminton strewn late last night,

:38:46.:38:53.

you will know that there were dramatic scenes. The crowd became

:38:53.:38:55.

incensed with what they were watching on court. This is what

:38:55.:39:05.
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China were playing South Korea. It was the women's doubles. The game

:39:07.:39:12.

descended into farce at their accusations that both players were

:39:12.:39:17.

trying to lose the match. They made a string of errors including

:39:17.:39:23.

serving into the match and no rally lasted more than four shots. Both

:39:23.:39:26.

players have qualified for the next stage, and they are accused of

:39:26.:39:30.

trying to lose the game to avoid playing Chinese players in the

:39:30.:39:34.

quarter-finals. The badminton Federation has charged both pairs

:39:34.:39:38.

of players, the Koreans and the Indonesians, with not using one's

:39:38.:39:43.

best efforts to win the match. It has been very controversial and

:39:43.:39:47.

dramatic at the badminton. Let's hear from Gail Emms, the former

:39:47.:39:50.

Olympic medallist in badminton. You will have to explain it to us. Was

:39:50.:39:59.

it clear that there was something Very clear indeed. It was

:39:59.:40:06.

embarrassing. There were 6000 people that paid good money to

:40:06.:40:10.

watch top-level elite badminton. I think my toddler could have won one

:40:10.:40:15.

of those matches. It was shocking. These girls were serving so far out

:40:15.:40:20.

it was embarrassing. It all started because of yesterday. In the

:40:20.:40:23.

morning session there was a shock upset with the No. 2 seed, Chinese

:40:23.:40:28.

ladies double pack, not coming top in their group. They ended up

:40:28.:40:33.

runners up, meaning they are in a certain position in the draw. That

:40:33.:40:36.

stirred up everything. It was put to the tournament referee that

:40:36.:40:43.

there could be some suspect matches later. The referee ignored the

:40:43.:40:49.

warning signs. What happened was just truly disgraceful. The Chinese

:40:49.:40:53.

and Korean pair both wanted to be runners up in the grip, so they

:40:53.:40:57.

avoided the Chinese in their half of the draw. -- in the group. It

:40:58.:41:02.

was not one of power, it was both. The Chinese pair were more stubborn

:41:03.:41:06.

than the Koreans. The referee told them to play but they were having

:41:07.:41:11.

none of it. They wanted to get the best route for the Olympic medal.

:41:11.:41:17.

They were not trying to win. The Chinese last, the Koreans won when

:41:17.:41:21.

they did not really want to. That has had a domino effect on the next

:41:21.:41:27.

match. The next match was another Korean group playing against

:41:27.:41:31.

Indonesia, and they wanted to avoid the group that had just lost, so

:41:31.:41:35.

they were trying to lose. It was not just one match trying to lose,

:41:35.:41:40.

but two. Bear in mind this is the Olympic Games, it is not in the

:41:40.:41:44.

Olympic spirit. Incredible but not in the right way. This happened

:41:44.:41:48.

because the rules have been changed. These are not knockout stages of

:41:48.:41:53.

the competition. Exactly. Every badminton tournament that has ever

:41:54.:41:58.

been played is usually knockout. If you win, you are still in the

:41:58.:42:02.

competition and if you lose, you go home. The idea was to have group

:42:02.:42:09.

stages to show more badminton on the television. To show that other

:42:09.:42:14.

countries can have a chance to play in the Olympic environment. It

:42:14.:42:18.

really backfired. When I heard it was going to be group stages, six

:42:18.:42:22.

or seven months ago, I instantly said but that can fix the way you

:42:22.:42:27.

go in your drawer. I knew this was going to happen. It has been put to

:42:27.:42:30.

the Federation many times. They ignored the warning signs thinking

:42:30.:42:35.

that it would be fine but it has shown that it can happen. There has

:42:35.:42:39.

never been a group stayed in badminton and now than ever will be

:42:39.:42:44.

again. -- group stage. They have been charged with not using their

:42:44.:42:49.

best efforts to win the match. What will happen next? They are having a

:42:49.:42:54.

massive meeting right now. Lots of coaches, managers, officials, all

:42:54.:42:57.

in that meeting. There will be a press conference at 10 o'clock, but

:42:57.:43:04.

I think it will end up being later. Probably 90% of the people in the

:43:04.:43:11.

badminton environment at Wembley Arena, they are calling for them to

:43:11.:43:15.

be disqualified completely. I have seen people crying because they

:43:15.:43:18.

could not believe this was happening in the Olympic Games.

:43:18.:43:21.

They have been working so hard to get this competition perfect and

:43:21.:43:28.

they have just seen four women's double pairs not living up to what

:43:28.:43:32.

they believe in. It has been really hard for them. They have been lots

:43:32.:43:36.

of strong words going about. I just do not know if the federation are

:43:36.:43:40.

going to disqualify them. I do not know if they will have the guts to

:43:40.:43:44.

do that. We will be looking out for that press conference later. For

:43:44.:43:48.

anybody that has not been following the badminton, how have the British

:43:48.:43:57.

Unfortunately we did not have anyone in the women's doubles, we

:43:57.:44:03.

had a pair in the mixed doubles, we had a male singles player and a

:44:03.:44:06.

female singles player, but they did not make it out of the group stage.

:44:06.:44:09.

It was not the best for Great Britain badminton and it does not

:44:09.:44:14.

look the best for world badminton either. We will be keeping a close

:44:14.:44:18.

eye on Wembley Arena later. So badminton will not be providing

:44:19.:44:23.

any British medals, but we are hoping that cycling will. The track

:44:23.:44:26.

events start in the Velodrome tomorrow but today is all that the

:44:26.:44:31.

time-trial on the road. Emma Pooley has medal chances, along with

:44:31.:44:35.

Lizzie Armitstead. On the men's side, lookout for Chris Froome and

:44:35.:44:39.

a certain Bradley Wiggins, who will be at Hampton court later, his

:44:39.:44:45.

latest step on the road to a gold 2012. If you can just excuse me, I

:44:45.:44:48.

will speak in English for a moment. We're just going to draw the raffle

:44:48.:44:53.

numbers now. I did not even have a drink inside

:44:53.:44:58.

me when I did that! It is so formal, or that sort of stuff, you have got

:44:58.:45:02.

the day the President of France at there with me. It was not about

:45:02.:45:06.

that, really, and that is why I tend to the fans. It is all about

:45:06.:45:12.

them, really, they are the ones that come out and support. It was

:45:12.:45:19.

just brilliant, that is what it is all about. And so yeah, maybe it is

:45:19.:45:22.

disrespectful to the sponsors were and all the prawn sandwiches in

:45:22.:45:28.

front of me, but I felt it was more appropriate to give time to them.

:45:28.:45:36.

The country has gone wigginstastic, people are sporting sideburns.

:45:36.:45:39.

is brilliant, that is what it is all about. It is good that it has

:45:40.:45:47.

that effect, a bit strange for me but, you know, ultimately I only do

:45:47.:45:51.

it to the individual! But it is good. The biggest name in cycling,

:45:51.:45:57.

the winner of the Tour de France. Officially bigger than Cavendish?!

:45:57.:46:03.

I have not done the head and shoulders at 30th. The scale of the

:46:03.:46:06.

win and the reaction in this country, do you pinch yourself.

:46:06.:46:11.

was a bit overwhelming, you know. I am used to see it happening to

:46:11.:46:16.

Chris Hoy, and I guess I do not think... None of us really

:46:16.:46:19.

appreciate what cycling is going through at the moment, because you

:46:19.:46:23.

are concentrating on your performances. I think we are all

:46:23.:46:26.

pretty down-to-earth guys, by the nature of our sport. We do not

:46:26.:46:30.

fully appreciate what it is doing for the profile of the sport.

:46:31.:46:33.

win the Tour de France takes an incredible effort, what kind of

:46:33.:46:39.

sacrifice is do you have to make? Oh, a lot. Here, apart from the

:46:39.:46:43.

training, the physical side that everyone does, six weeks of the

:46:43.:46:49.

year living on top of a mountain in Tenerife, I miss the children's

:46:49.:46:52.

birthdays, the kids break-up for the Easter holidays, you are

:46:52.:46:59.

leaving. Sleeping in a spare bedroom, in a tent. Having a family

:46:59.:47:03.

and being a father and husband and all that is not conducive to try to

:47:03.:47:08.

win the Tour de France. The two to not go together. But you know, if

:47:08.:47:12.

you have got a supportive family, as I have, then you can do it, but

:47:12.:47:16.

I do not know how long you can do it for. I will certainly not do

:47:16.:47:26.

another six of them, like Lance This is your 4th Olympics, you have

:47:26.:47:33.

won 6 medals, Steve Austin and Industry, what does it mean to you?

:47:33.:47:38.

-- Steve Finn the Olympic history. It is something you come back to,

:47:38.:47:41.

because to come back here with the same people, at the same staff, it

:47:41.:47:47.

is good, every four years you get a bit older and a bit more successful.

:47:47.:47:52.

From this 19-year-old lad in Sydney, who have not changed a bit! I am

:47:52.:47:57.

looking forward to going out there and trying to win in the time-trial.

:47:57.:48:04.

It is going to be amazing. Someone mentioned to me something I had not

:48:04.:48:08.

given any thought to, but I am unbeaten in time trials this year.

:48:08.:48:13.

So I never gave it a thought, you know, so that is quite a nice

:48:13.:48:19.

statistic to have going into the Olympics time-trial, but everyone

:48:19.:48:23.

brings their best, and you have got to be at John Best, and I think I'm

:48:23.:48:31.

at the best. I have just one the Tour, so I must be! -- won.

:48:31.:48:36.

So far Bradley Wiggins has three gold medals, one silver and two

:48:36.:48:39.

bronze, so any appearance on the podium with making the most

:48:39.:48:46.

decorated British Olympian ever, it could be an historic day.

:48:46.:48:50.

You can follow both the men's and women's time-trials all afternoon,

:48:50.:48:55.

the key moment is from 12:30pm onwards. There is live swimming

:48:55.:48:59.

coming up shortly, but first sailing, traditionally one of Great

:48:59.:49:03.

Britain's strongest sports, but it has been a mixed first few days at

:49:03.:49:12.

Ben Ainslie came into day three of his historic Olympic title defence

:49:12.:49:20.

with one aim, to close the gap army so part flawless Jonas Hogh-

:49:20.:49:30.
:49:30.:49:31.

Christensen, with Ainslie not spectacular behind him. The Dane

:49:31.:49:36.

cast Ainslie adrift in the second race of the day, but gold is

:49:37.:49:40.

definitely still up for grabs. will keep going until the end,

:49:40.:49:46.

whatever happens, so that will not change. And you know, hopefully

:49:46.:49:51.

Jonas has had it all his way so far this week, and hopefully he has a

:49:51.:49:54.

few tough races, and we will see. It is never over until the fat lady

:49:54.:50:04.

sings. While Ainslie is the figurehead for the British team,

:50:04.:50:08.

the Laser Radial took place today, and Alison Young, who one an event

:50:08.:50:13.

here in June continued her good form on home waters with two second

:50:13.:50:17.

place finishes between the Irish leader. She now lies both overall,

:50:17.:50:22.

the medal credentials and confidence growing by the day. If

:50:23.:50:26.

the news coming back from the Laser Radial course was warmly

:50:26.:50:31.

encouraging for British medal hopes, it was blistering from the big

:50:31.:50:33.

hitters on the stark course. Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson passed the

:50:33.:50:37.

halfway mark in the regatta with second place, just behind their

:50:37.:50:43.

arrival. That finish at the end of the day puts them four points clear.

:50:43.:50:46.

You have laid down a marker, that you're here with intent to defend

:50:46.:50:50.

your title in style. We are definitely here to defend our title,

:50:51.:50:55.

but we have not got on top of them, four points behind, mortal

:50:55.:50:59.

medallists between them, they are not go to stand by and let us have

:50:59.:51:04.

this one. It is going to be a fight to the end. And things started well

:51:04.:51:07.

for Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison when they began the day with third,

:51:07.:51:12.

but a capsize ruined their chances later, the only good news was a

:51:12.:51:15.

capsize from their big rivals from Australia. The Australians are

:51:15.:51:22.

over! In the earlier match racing, the British trio had a ding-dong

:51:22.:51:27.

battle with the French medal hope, and it went their way, they now lie

:51:27.:51:31.

joint 4th in their group. But in the men's Laser, a story that

:51:31.:51:34.

started badly for Paul Goodison yesterday when he could not get

:51:34.:51:38.

into the top 10 got even worse today when he posted 16th. He

:51:38.:51:43.

rallied to finish the last race of the day with second place, but the

:51:43.:51:46.

Olympic champion emerged on the slipway almost in tears following

:51:46.:51:50.

the recurrence of a back injury, not the way that Tom Slingsby wants

:51:50.:51:54.

to take the gold 4 star I know he has had problems with his back in

:51:54.:52:02.

I hope he gets some good physio tonight and is feeling better

:52:02.:52:07.

tomorrow. One thing is for certain, the drama here at Weymouth and

:52:07.:52:12.

Portland looks set to continue. It's certainly well, looking

:52:12.:52:17.

absolutely beautiful down there at the sailing venue. -- it certainly

:52:17.:52:22.

will. We very much hope that Britain's first gold of the Games

:52:22.:52:26.

could come from the rowing, so we will return to Eton Dorney just

:52:26.:52:29.

under half an hour before the semi- finals get under way. John

:52:29.:52:33.

Inverdale, how is the atmosphere? There is a tension in the air,

:52:33.:52:37.

because it is the Thursday of the finals, as I mentioned earlier. It

:52:37.:52:40.

is like anything, like athletic meetings, although sometimes you

:52:40.:52:44.

have finals on the first day, it is like the heats, the quarter-finals,

:52:44.:52:49.

the semi-finals, and this is the Thursday that medals will be handed

:52:49.:52:53.

out, so it adds an extra freeze on in the air. Someone has just

:52:53.:53:01.

whispered in my year, 20 years ago today... Cumin, Mr Redgrave!

:53:01.:53:07.

years ago today what? That is the question I am asking you. I do not

:53:07.:53:11.

know what the answer is! Have a guess. There was probably an

:53:11.:53:15.

Olympic Games going on and I was probably involved. You won gold 20

:53:15.:53:21.

years ago today. That is news to me, I do not watch history back that

:53:21.:53:27.

much! That is in the background, Matt is saying, I knew! He is doing

:53:27.:53:34.

that very thing, look! I am more interested in what is going to

:53:34.:53:39.

happen today than what old codgers used to do a long time ago. It is

:53:39.:53:43.

an unforgettable day, none the less. In terms of Helen and Heather, who

:53:43.:53:48.

would he have been talking about a lot today, we are still a few hours

:53:48.:53:53.

away from their final. What will they be doing? They will be in the

:53:53.:53:59.

boat house over there, up in the rest area, which is taking over the

:53:59.:54:03.

gym area in the top of the boat house. I do not know quite how they

:54:03.:54:06.

conduct themselves. People like doing different things, but they

:54:06.:54:12.

will be very quiet, concentrating on what they are doing, just making

:54:12.:54:16.

sure that everything mentally is in tune for what they are going to go

:54:16.:54:25.

out and do. Two people in a boat, but there is huge support staff.

:54:25.:54:28.

What is the core of individuals around them, helping to make them

:54:28.:54:33.

realistic gold medal contenders? When they came on the scene, at two

:54:33.:54:40.

and a half years ago, they were what I thought the spares to the

:54:40.:54:44.

women's eight. They went to the world championships, I thought they

:54:44.:54:51.

did fantastically, making the final, and I was quoted on New Zealand

:54:52.:54:54.

radio and papers that they had done fantastic but don't expect anything

:54:54.:55:00.

else. And then they won a fantastic silver medal. The Kiwis were a long

:55:00.:55:04.

way in front, but it was an amazing result, and then the next season

:55:04.:55:07.

they dominated everything, last year. They came across the New

:55:07.:55:12.

Zealanders at the last World Cup race, A470 behind them and then put

:55:12.:55:19.

them on the post, beat them at the last World Cup. New Zealand pipped

:55:19.:55:24.

them at the post. They have dominated the second, no-one has

:55:24.:55:34.
:55:34.:55:34.

come close to them. Everybody on a team is now expecting... I am the

:55:34.:55:37.

only one saying, they are definitely going to win gold, I

:55:37.:55:44.

will say that, I think they definitely will. That is 11:50am,

:55:44.:55:51.

mark your card. There is a huge clock on the boathouse,, so I can

:55:51.:55:55.

tell you that is one hour away. There is the men's eight, the

:55:55.:56:00.

showpiece event of any regatta, six boats of nine men surging down the

:56:00.:56:04.

course, always a spectacular spectacle. The men do have an

:56:04.:56:08.

opportunity to win a gold medal, but realistically they are talking

:56:08.:56:12.

about finishing on the podium in some shape or form. A really

:56:12.:56:15.

interesting mish-mash of individuals in that team, all sorts

:56:15.:56:20.

of characters that go together to make that crew, and a key member is

:56:20.:56:26.

Constantine Louloudis, very raw and inexperienced, but a phenomenal

:56:26.:56:30.

athlete, he learned to row on this stretch of water, and today he has

:56:30.:56:34.

an opportunity to win a gold medal just a couple of years after

:56:34.:56:37.

leaving school here. Interesting hearing Bradley Wiggins talking

:56:37.:56:40.

about the pressure of having a family, 20 years old, single, the

:56:40.:56:44.

pressure is reversed, it is not on my wife and children, it is on the

:56:44.:56:49.

parents, and I think his mum has been talking to Matthew Pinsent.

:56:49.:56:55.

The morning of an Olympic final is never easy for the parents, and I'm

:56:55.:56:58.

joined by Constantine Louloudis's mother, who is stroking the British

:56:58.:57:05.

aid. We hope to a medal! How has he been? Fantastic, very relaxed. I

:57:05.:57:10.

have seen him before other races, he is relaxed and cool. Constantine

:57:10.:57:15.

is Constantine, he takes everything in his stride. I can normally tell

:57:15.:57:20.

if things are good or not, and he's very cheerful and relaxed. Let's be

:57:20.:57:26.

honest, this is his first big race. He has rode juniors, once under-23s,

:57:26.:57:31.

but not all season. This is the deepest of deepest sense that he is

:57:31.:57:35.

being thrown into, isn't it? doubt about that, but he is a man

:57:36.:57:40.

with a mission. He knew what he was letting himself in for. He has got

:57:40.:57:47.

here, you know. He is cool, his... He is just relaxed about it. I am

:57:47.:57:51.

saying he is relaxed, God knows what is going on behind the scenes,

:57:51.:58:01.
:58:01.:58:02.

but he knows where he is, he is And how are you going to spend the

:58:02.:58:12.
:58:12.:58:14.

next few hours and minutes? Getting over my hangover! Likewise, I do

:58:14.:58:19.

not want to go on about recent weeks, but if you had asked me six

:58:20.:58:25.

weeks ago I would have been very sad. But he is here and on the

:58:25.:58:34.

starting line. He has done it. Let us just focus on this. What a

:58:34.:58:44.
:58:44.:58:49.

cherub! Aged nine. There are mothers and fathers and

:58:49.:58:56.

all kinds of supporters of the Great Britain team here today.

:58:56.:59:06.
:59:06.:59:06.

30,000 people in all. And the royal visitor. And just a final word

:59:06.:59:15.

about other races going on today. We have some semi-finals as well

:59:16.:59:21.

which are the precursors to the finals later on. We have three

:59:21.:59:31.
:59:31.:59:31.

semi-finals. The men's quad and the Men's Pair. We're on for all of the

:59:31.:59:37.

boats to be in the finals at the moment. They have a tough task

:59:37.:59:45.

ahead of them. Everyone is still on target to get a gold medal. So I'm

:59:45.:59:50.

hoping that the semi-finals will go well. And then we have Alan

:59:50.:59:57.

Campbell as well in the single. Well it is a big day for rowing and

:59:57.:00:00.

for the Olympics generally from a British perspective. Hopefully we

:00:00.:00:07.

will have our first gold medal within the next couple of hours.

:00:07.:00:12.

We will of course be back at Eton Dorney later on just before the

:00:12.:00:17.

first finals of the day. But there was disappointment for Britain in

:00:17.:00:24.

the judo and yesterday. Especially for a tearful Euan Burton. Sally

:00:24.:00:28.

Conway and Winston Gordon are in Conway and Winston Gordon are in

:00:28.:00:38.
:00:38.:00:38.

action today. Judo. The playing area is a foam

:00:38.:00:44.

covered Matt. It has a 10 metre square contest area surrounded by

:00:45.:00:50.

the safety area. The referee will stay in the contact area throughout

:00:50.:00:57.

the contest. Outside line judges can confirm that referee's

:00:57.:01:04.

decisions if necessary. A variety of techniques are used. The

:01:05.:01:14.
:01:15.:01:15.

ultimate aim is to execute the ippon. That secures immediate

:01:15.:01:21.

victory. It can be achieved by throwing your opponent down with an

:01:21.:01:31.
:01:31.:01:31.

armlock or stronghold. Waza-ari Involves an opponent being thrown

:01:31.:01:41.
:01:41.:01:50.

on their back. A yuko is when the opponent is not

:01:50.:01:56.

A yuko is when the opponent is not thrown on their back.

:01:56.:02:01.

Let us crossed to the ExCel Arena. It is the largest and this year's

:02:01.:02:07.

competition venue of will stop seven sports occur here including

:02:07.:02:15.

judo Wednesday aged is set for local boy Winston Gordon. -- where

:02:15.:02:20.

local boy Winston Gordon. -- where the stage is set.

:02:20.:02:29.

A rise in The Levels of expectation. British judo the needs to pick me

:02:29.:02:39.
:02:39.:02:42.

up. The Canadian competitor is the opponent for Winston Gordon. The

:02:42.:02:48.

London there is now a veteran of three Olympics. Is he about to give

:02:48.:02:54.

British judo something to smile about? He has got the experience

:02:54.:03:02.

and he knows how to fight in these high-pressure situations. We have

:03:02.:03:08.

seen eight British fighters have come and go, seven of them have all

:03:08.:03:18.
:03:18.:03:21.

lost their opening contest. Winston Gordon grew up a few miles

:03:21.:03:31.
:03:31.:03:37.

away from this XL arena. On the ground, at looking for the armlock.

:03:37.:03:42.

Looking to straighten the arm. He needs to secure the top half of the

:03:42.:03:52.
:03:52.:03:52.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

:03:52.:04:37.

body. A good start from Winston collar. He has got the sleeve. The

:04:37.:04:47.
:04:47.:05:01.

Canadian drops to his knees. Winston dominating that exchange.

:05:01.:05:11.
:05:11.:05:14.

He has done it! What a way to start! That is the way to start the

:05:14.:05:24.
:05:24.:05:43.

boy gives a little bow. He ought to be enormously satisfied with that

:05:43.:05:49.

performance. It is precisely what the sport needed to this moment.

:05:49.:05:55.

went out and took the fight to the Canadian. Now he needs to keep his

:05:55.:06:01.

concentration and think about the next round. Fantastic judo. He is

:06:01.:06:09.

so explosive when he goes in for the attack. Just spins in there so

:06:09.:06:19.
:06:19.:06:23.

quickly. What an ippon. Brilliant quickly. What an ippon. Brilliant

:06:23.:06:26.

judo. Winston is a winner and in the grandest of fashions. So a very

:06:26.:06:31.

good result there for Winston Gordon who has gone through into

:06:31.:06:35.

the next stage of the competition. If you want to carry on watching

:06:35.:06:43.

the judo it is on the red button. But next week take due shortly to

:06:43.:06:48.

go swimming. A lot of heats this morning. Fran Halsall and Amy Smith

:06:48.:06:57.

will go for Britain later today. We have the men's 200m individual

:06:57.:07:05.

medley and the women's four by 8200 medleys.

:07:05.:07:15.
:07:15.:07:15.

Then we have the men's breaststroke final this evening. Also gold

:07:15.:07:25.
:07:25.:07:27.

medals up for grabs in the women's butterfly final and relay.

:07:27.:07:31.

Clearly plenty to keep you busy today. What are you looking forward

:07:32.:07:38.

to? I am looking forward to the men's 100m freestyle this evening

:07:38.:07:44.

and the men's 200m breaststroke of course. The two British swimmers

:07:44.:07:48.

who have done it really good times will start they have. And when we

:07:48.:07:54.

talk about this competition and how people have been performing, the

:07:54.:07:59.

British swimmers in this race have shown a high standard. So the level

:07:59.:08:05.

of expectation actually goes up. We can secured some medals here in

:08:05.:08:13.

those events. And they get a good Lane tonight. Absolutely. I think

:08:13.:08:19.

they will swim off into other this evening. And the crowd will help.

:08:19.:08:24.

And Missy Franklin is back in the pool? She is back and it could be

:08:24.:08:31.

very exciting for her. She has been called the female Michael Phelps in

:08:31.:08:36.

America. I'm not sure that I like that phrase. He called her one of

:08:36.:08:41.

the best of the male swimmers he had ever seen. And for Michael

:08:41.:08:45.

Phelps that is an enormous compliment. So much to look forward

:08:45.:08:53.

to. We go to the Aquatics Centre centre now. Always standing by it!

:08:53.:08:57.

Missy Franklin finished 4th yesterday so she cannot get the

:08:57.:09:06.

seven medals she was trying for. It is not all working out for the big

:09:06.:09:11.

American guns. It just shows you how difficult it is to win these

:09:11.:09:15.

championships. That is why the achievement of Michael Phelps is so

:09:15.:09:25.

astounding. It is so difficult in this level to got consistently.

:09:25.:09:30.

Ryan Lochte will be swimming twice today in heaps. What will he do in

:09:30.:09:40.

between? I think between the thieves, you have to be registered

:09:40.:09:50.
:09:50.:09:54.

for your race around 10 minutes before. He will be straight out and

:09:54.:10:02.

spend probably about 15 minutes in between. But in the finals he will

:10:02.:10:09.

have no time. The 100m freestyle is in action now and we will join that

:10:09.:10:19.
:10:19.:10:23.

soon to see Fran Halsall. Ruta Meilutyte he swam in an unseeded

:10:23.:10:33.
:10:33.:10:33.

heat and she is in play No. 7. We do not think she will qualify. An

:10:33.:10:39.

example here of the multi- events taking their toll. Breaststroke is

:10:40.:10:46.

so different from the other's jokes. So it technically you can tell that

:10:46.:10:55.

she is not a free Styler. -- the other strokes. I am learning so

:10:55.:11:05.
:11:05.:11:05.

much! We will take you through to this heat with a NICE Smith in

:11:05.:11:14.

this heat with a NICE Smith in plain number of tool. -- Amy Smith.

:11:14.:11:19.

She has had a couple of days arrests since her disappointing

:11:19.:11:29.

butterfly. There is Fran Halsall in the 100m three.

:11:29.:11:39.
:11:39.:11:54.

withdrawn. Fran Halsall has had a very good start. Amy Smith also

:11:54.:12:04.
:12:04.:12:05.

going well. We have some really good sprinters

:12:05.:12:15.
:12:15.:12:30.

in this race but Fran Halsall is moment. Amy Smith just needs to get

:12:30.:12:40.
:12:40.:12:52.

a touch ahead of those surrounding it might be 54.5. Let us hope it is.

:12:52.:12:58.

If it is 54.5 she is in. That is a good swim from Fran. Spot on.

:12:58.:13:02.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace showing great technique on the start. She

:13:02.:13:10.

went out for it. Taking up victory. A quarter of a second ahead of

:13:10.:13:14.

Halsall: So Arianna Vanderpool- Wallace wing it. Halsall second.

:13:14.:13:18.

Amy Smith in fifth. She is lying in eighth with one heat to go. She is

:13:18.:13:28.
:13:28.:13:34.

definitely in. And the final heat. And Kromowidjojo of Holland, the

:13:34.:13:44.
:13:44.:13:45.

fastest woman of the year. There is Ranomi Kromowidjojo. She had

:13:45.:13:49.

meningitis a couple of years ago and nearly died. Recovered from

:13:49.:13:55.

that wonderfully well. There is Missy Franklin. Yes, viral

:13:55.:14:01.

meningitis, this was during her swimming career and had a real

:14:01.:14:08.

scare. Herasimenia, we can't write her off. Equal World Champion.

:14:08.:14:15.

the final heat of the women's 100m Freestyle. Very good start indeed

:14:15.:14:20.

in lane four. Ranomi Kromowidjojo of Holland, the fastest woman in

:14:20.:14:27.

the world. One lane close we are that black hat, is Aliaksandra

:14:27.:14:31.

Herasimenia of Belarus. She has gone out really quick. She has

:14:31.:14:37.

picked up on the second 25. The first was Kromowidjojo's and then,

:14:37.:14:40.

well, that was fantastic of Herasimenia. Good turn as well this

:14:40.:14:43.

is the World Champion, there has been a lot of talk round the pool

:14:43.:14:47.

side during the warm up sessions and the training pool about

:14:47.:14:52.

Kromowidjojo taking the gold medal easily, well, this is a rusty swim

:14:52.:14:57.

for her, coming back now, there is Herasimenia. So Herasimenia is

:14:57.:15:06.

going to win it. Well, maybe coming through in six is Schlanger. That

:15:06.:15:10.

is incredible That looked like almost a dead heat. Races have been

:15:10.:15:16.

won by one and two and three 100s. It was a fast one. That group of

:15:16.:15:20.

swimmers having a really good race. Missy Franklin coming fourth in

:15:20.:15:30.

lane three. So that was a quick one. They have been talking about

:15:30.:15:34.

preserving energy, emotional and physical and Missy Franklin, so

:15:34.:15:39.

bubbly all the time. She just needs to learn at 17, learn to calm down,

:15:39.:15:44.

but that is a good energy conservation swim. Absolutely, that

:15:44.:15:50.

fourth place is good. A good fast one. Herasimenia doing enough.

:15:50.:15:54.

Schlanger wins it. Herasimenia second, so very fast heat that,

:15:55.:15:59.

they will be threw. I can tell you that both the British women have

:15:59.:16:04.

made it through to the final,, the semifinal I should say. So

:16:04.:16:10.

confirmation of the semifinalists in the one hundredm Freestyle.

:16:11.:16:14.

Francesca Halsall in seventh. That is just loaded. Look at the names

:16:14.:16:24.
:16:24.:16:25.

there. All the big names are in. There we go. Amy Smith 13th, with

:16:25.:16:35.
:16:35.:16:36.

54.3. She has a great chance of making the final. And Britta

:16:36.:16:39.

Steffen 14th. In the morning it is about making it through to the next

:16:39.:16:42.

round. I think Fran looked better there, on the butterfly it is about

:16:42.:16:46.

your timing. It is one of the things in training, if you

:16:46.:16:49.

concentrate on one more than the other and Herbert chances have been

:16:49.:16:54.

on the 50 and the 100 freestyle. For the two of them to get through,

:16:54.:16:58.

Amy had a great swim. On paper Fran has been the second fastest, she

:16:58.:17:02.

has got more and she will get faster in the next rounds. If Amy

:17:02.:17:06.

can make it through it will be just under 54. But to get up early in

:17:06.:17:11.

the morning as the meet goes on some swimmers get more tired, so

:17:11.:17:16.

great result. We think of swimmers as being big strong broad shoulders

:17:16.:17:20.

people like you, but Fran is tiny, she cuts through the water doesn't

:17:20.:17:27.

she. She cuts through the water, swims on top. If you watch her she

:17:27.:17:31.

swims crab like, what you want to do, this is where the leg kick

:17:31.:17:36.

comes in you want to lift yourself like a powerboat. The fastest the

:17:36.:17:39.

energy goes the more it lifts itself out. If you are swimming

:17:39.:17:42.

there is no resistance in air. In water you have the resistance.

:17:43.:17:47.

Which is true of rowing as well. You want to be on top of the water.

:17:47.:17:54.

We will be back here later, we have backstroke heats. Let us first hear

:17:54.:18:02.

from Fran and Amy. Nice to see you back in the water. What have you

:18:02.:18:08.

been doing? Nothing. I just relaxed put my feet up and just tried to

:18:08.:18:13.

take my mind off things and not get too involved. Because it has been

:18:13.:18:18.

so exciting, I have to keep relaxed. You have family here. Who was that

:18:19.:18:24.

you were waving to? My auntie from Australia. She is here with her new

:18:24.:18:29.

baby Sam. He is cute. Great support from the crowd Amy. Even has been

:18:29.:18:33.

saying you do hear it in the water: Yes, it is harder on freestyle but

:18:33.:18:37.

you can still hear it, and coming out, even for the heats it is

:18:37.:18:42.

amazing, so, I mean, all the people back home, we know they are are

:18:42.:18:46.

supporting so it is great. It has been great. Are you getting hungry

:18:46.:18:51.

for medals now? Definitely. Good to see you. Well done ladies. One of

:18:51.:18:55.

the key things about competing at an Olympic games is dealing with

:18:55.:18:59.

the waiting time. That is true of swimmer, athletes, whoever, giving

:18:59.:19:03.

yourself enough to do but not expending emotional energy. There

:19:03.:19:06.

is a lot to do and a lot of time during the day. You come into the

:19:06.:19:11.

village, you eat, maybe have a swim during the day, depending on on

:19:11.:19:15.

what sport you do, the rest of the time you have to manage your time.

:19:15.:19:20.

At home you have distractions, you have lots of other things to do.

:19:20.:19:25.

Washing, Hoovering, ironing, all the things you do Now they have

:19:25.:19:30.

room service. I would like to say, I don't do any ironing ever, or

:19:30.:19:36.

much Hoovering! They have a lot of nervous energy and Francombeing in,

:19:36.:19:41.

she has the expectation of three possible medals, in her mind she

:19:41.:19:45.

has believed it but there is pressure to her performance so she

:19:45.:19:50.

is always smiling. She will be more comfortable doing the freestyle

:19:50.:19:55.

events. We will see her let rip tonight. She will have to be in the

:19:55.:19:58.

eighth fastest. We hope Amy can do eighth fastest. We hope Amy can do

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it as well. What stood out for you Ian? What surprised me in the heats

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was there was a couple of top swimmers that were missing, Cate

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Campbell of Australia, who, you know potentially we thought could

:20:11.:20:16.

win a medal and she didn't swim. don't know why. We don't know why I

:20:16.:20:22.

assume it is an illness. Especially for Cate Campbell, she would not

:20:22.:20:25.

withdraw from this event. This was her race. I was surprised with that.

:20:25.:20:30.

Good to see the British girls have gone through there, and I think it

:20:30.:20:34.

looks good for them, into this final, getting into the final I

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should say. One of the things that has I intrigued me, is that lots of

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the swimmers, although they are rivals across the team, they seem

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to congratulate each other in the pool. They reach across the lane,

:20:46.:20:50.

reach out and touch each other. It seemed to be -- seems to be

:20:50.:20:54.

relatively fendly. I think it is. We talk about rivalry, and, you

:20:54.:21:02.

know some time its sit back and I I go is it rivalry? We are very

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competitive. You turn it on when you walk out in front of the crowd

:21:05.:21:09.

and it is all about the performance, and, it is not so much about

:21:09.:21:15.

beating that experience it is about... Come on!. There is more in

:21:15.:21:19.

formering, if you only rye to beat someone you won't reach your best.

:21:19.:21:24.

Behind the the scenes we are friends, there is an etiquette to

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warm up. We Sahel low. If we see something that is incredible,

:21:28.:21:33.

everyone applauds it, even if they from another team. They will go

:21:33.:21:37.

down to that other pool and when they have their cool down. They

:21:37.:21:40.

swim down, cool down, after you watch people swim and exhaust

:21:40.:21:43.

themselves we go off and swim even more, which makes no sense to

:21:43.:21:48.

people, but you know, it is to remove lactic acid to help start

:21:48.:21:52.

that recovery process and then, back to the village, have something

:21:52.:22:00.

to eat, sleep, come back and do it again. Lots of focus on the Aquatic

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Centre for very good reason. We will let you go off to BBC Three to

:22:04.:22:09.

talk more swimming, so there is no rest for you. Now, we are going, we

:22:09.:22:13.

are keeping a close eye on the rowing because it is a big day with

:22:13.:22:19.

the rowing finals. The kind of day you would hope for perfects can be

:22:19.:22:24.

at Eton Dorney. Let us rejoin John. How is it looking? We are watching

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flag, there are huge number of flag, the competing countries along the

:22:27.:22:31.

top of the grand stands, and we are doing nothing but watching the

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flags. Trying to identify one of two, but also because if the flags

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are going straight down the course, either way, that is fine. Because

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it means that the water, that the stillness of the water not an issue,

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the problem is the wind. If there is a cross wind, the conditions are

:22:49.:22:53.

said to be slightly unfair, because they favour one side of the course

:22:53.:22:58.

more than the other, and what point is it decided that we might have

:22:58.:23:03.

postpone racing for a period, because the advantage is so

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profound? The international federation of sport have a

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committee that is watching it all the time. They will have people

:23:12.:23:16.

monitoring all down the course and they take it very seriously. People

:23:16.:23:22.

think, it is not rough, why aren't they race something but it can make

:23:22.:23:26.

a big difference. Across head as it is at the moment the people on this

:23:26.:23:29.

side get more shelter from that point of view, but... What whanches

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is the tipping point? Is there a a Richter Scale of cross wind that

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once you go beyond a certain point that is when it is unfair? It is

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not done on wind speed, it is done on what it looks like. They will be

:23:45.:23:50.

looking at each lane. When you have six racing lanes it is not just

:23:50.:23:55.

about a matter of one lane to the next. It is from lane one to lane

:23:55.:24:00.

six, and I did notice yesterday, but didn't mention it, they had

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moved the racing over, because there is eight racing lanes, and

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they moved them across, and they moved them away from the sheltered,

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so everyone is going to be fair. It is not the wind speed is this, it

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stops it is done on judgment. you are rowing, whether you are a

:24:20.:24:25.

single scull other in an eight. If you have a side wind buffeting you,

:24:25.:24:31.

how does that impact on how you row and the issues of getting a decent

:24:31.:24:36.

rhythm in the boat? It can, in the small boat, throw things off kilter

:24:36.:24:41.

in some ways. But again, you practise in all sorts of different

:24:41.:24:46.

conditions. With the bank, they are sham fered away, the water

:24:46.:24:51.

dissipated and doesn't come through. Some of the international courses,

:24:51.:24:56.

I remember racing in a dock, where there is concrete walls so it

:24:56.:24:59.

bounces round, Egg is all over the place, that is horrible. If you are

:24:59.:25:05.

in a pair or single that is not very nice. There was a huge cheer

:25:05.:25:10.

will for a race that didn't involve a British crew. But that was an

:25:10.:25:13.

indication the December blelve was such for a couple of crews I think

:25:13.:25:18.

looking round, one from New Zealand, and one from Denmark I think, it

:25:18.:25:24.

gives you an indication of what the atmosphere is like, it is going to

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be fantastic. There was a great shot of the flags. Flags give away

:25:31.:25:35.

what the wind is doing, and it gives them more of a judgment from

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our point of view. When you have the flag, I think everyone knows

:25:38.:25:45.

which way is wind is blowing. Croatia, South Africa, Norway?

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Sweden. Switzerland. That one? have no idea. Thailand? The red one

:25:53.:26:00.

with the curly bit? I missed that one. You know, by the end of the

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regatta I think we will have to test you all, and I can't help you

:26:03.:26:08.

out with that one. But again, I will be brushing up on my flag

:26:08.:26:12.

knowledge. We will be back with the rowing, the key time to set your

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watch for is 11.50 this morning. That is when the first of the

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finals takes place, involves the women's pair, Helen Glover, Heather

:26:20.:26:26.

Stanning, British roars women have never won an Olympic Gold. --

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rowers. Let us talk about basketball, because it doesn't

:26:30.:26:37.

offer much in terms of medal hopes. If it is stardust you are after the

:26:38.:26:47.
:26:48.:26:50.

. There is the good and the bad. The good part is playing basketball

:26:50.:26:55.

at the highest level. I am not going to lie to you, I don't like

:26:55.:26:58.

sitting with the media. I would rather go out and no-one recognise

:26:58.:27:03.

me, the guy in the back, with the hat on and just chilling and no-one

:27:03.:27:09.

coming up to me. In a similar manner deng sums up life as an NBA

:27:09.:27:19.
:27:19.:27:26.

superstar. Perhaps we should leave But his life has been anything but

:27:26.:27:31.

simple. He is a superstar in the United States with the Chicago

:27:31.:27:37.

Bulls, the team made famous by Michael Jordan. President Obama

:27:37.:27:47.
:27:47.:27:49.

calls him an inspiration. It is incredible what he does.

:27:49.:27:58.

His weekly wage eclipses even that of David Beckham. When he walks

:27:58.:28:04.

down his local High Street in Brixton he is barely recognised.

:28:05.:28:09.

know my way around everywhere in London. His journey to the top

:28:09.:28:14.

began in the toughest way possible. He was born during the civil war in

:28:14.:28:20.

Sudan and his family fled the country. I lived for four or five

:28:20.:28:30.
:28:30.:28:34.

years without my parents while they were asking for political asylum.

:28:34.:28:41.

He was never likely to go off the rails. Professional football was

:28:41.:28:47.

his first sport. I'm not someone to talk about themselves. I do not do

:28:47.:28:57.
:28:57.:28:58.

that. But with football I will admit I was pretty good at it.

:28:58.:29:03.

You get a flashback and you just wonder. But football was not his

:29:03.:29:09.

destiny, especially not once he met Jimmie Rodgers, that irresistible

:29:09.:29:17.

force. Grab the ball. You need to be

:29:17.:29:26.

hostile, agile and mobile. I feel I worked very hard. I went

:29:26.:29:31.

to practise and studied playing with all the guys. Then Jimmy

:29:31.:29:36.

Rogers came over and he told me I had a chance to beat something

:29:36.:29:43.

special. What is it about him that Major got

:29:43.:29:53.
:29:53.:30:01.

all the way to the end be? -- made you go. He is intellectually sharp.

:30:01.:30:08.

He told me after at one success, now it is when the hard work starts.

:30:08.:30:15.

I never worked as hard as I did in Brixton. Does he still scare you a

:30:15.:30:25.
:30:25.:30:29.

little bit! Oh, man! I am who I am because that was a part of me.

:30:29.:30:34.

People let you down all the time and then get a phone call from

:30:34.:30:44.
:30:44.:30:49.

someone in the United States. It gives you a grounding for life.

:30:49.:30:52.

They may not all be great Basketball Arena players but they

:30:52.:31:01.

turned out to be great human beings. I would never take advantage, I

:31:01.:31:10.

know where I came from. It has always been about giving

:31:11.:31:18.

back. He has never been flash. It has always been about so much more.

:31:18.:31:23.

I have seen both sides of the world and I have been on both sides. I

:31:23.:31:28.

was a refugee and a had nothing. Now I have a lot of money and I am

:31:28.:31:33.

known. It makes you think the balance is not fair. Giving back to

:31:33.:31:39.

south Sudan, the place of his birth, the youngest country in the world

:31:39.:31:43.

struggling to emerge from the brutal war of independence.

:31:43.:31:49.

Everyone of you is capable of being somebody special. Whatever you

:31:49.:31:56.

dream in your head, up whatever you want to be, one day you can lead us

:31:56.:32:02.

and we will be a great country. And right now, and giving back to

:32:02.:32:07.

British Basketball Arena. It is a special time for us and all the

:32:07.:32:13.

kids who love Basketball Arena. What feeling when you have when he

:32:13.:32:19.

goes out of the Olympics? I will be very proud for him and the Olympic

:32:19.:32:25.

team. The guys on the team at the same

:32:25.:32:32.

guys I grew up with. One day we always said we would put British

:32:33.:32:38.

Basketball Arena on the map. The story of Luol Deng. Probably

:32:38.:32:41.

one of the most internationally famous at Leeds on the British

:32:41.:32:48.

Olympic team. Well we have live women's

:32:48.:32:54.

Basketball Arena on at the minute. That is Canada playing France. That

:32:54.:33:00.

is on the red button. Also taking place now, more of the

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swimming heats which are continuing on BBC Three.

:33:06.:33:13.

And elsewhere the judo continues. There down to the last 32 of the

:33:14.:33:18.

women's categories. Sally Conway in action for Great Britain. And I

:33:18.:33:27.

treat is continuing over at Lord's. Amy Oliver of will be up against

:33:27.:33:32.

India's teenage sensation, Deepika Kumari. The next couple of bars are

:33:32.:33:39.

all about the rowing. Tension building up towards the finals just

:33:39.:33:45.

before midday. So we can join John Inverdale. There's a lot of

:33:45.:33:54.

pressure on these two women. In the last couple of the Olympics

:33:54.:33:59.

we expected Katherine Grainger to be the first recipient of a gold

:33:59.:34:05.

medal. But she has always got silver medals. But she could

:34:05.:34:15.
:34:15.:34:15.

actually be trumped by Helen Glover and Heather Stanning. We could hear

:34:15.:34:21.

at 30,000 people down by the water swimming. That was the flag of

:34:21.:34:29.

Chinese Taipei. I'm sure all of you at home were saying that as well.

:34:29.:34:33.

We have three semi-finals to comfort are all hugely competitive.

:34:33.:34:43.
:34:43.:34:44.

First we have the men's quad. Then George Nash and Will Satch. Then

:34:44.:34:50.

Alan Campbell in the single sculls. All hoping to beat in the finals

:34:50.:34:55.

later in the week. What are their chances? A few months ago you would

:34:55.:35:00.

have said the men's quad, no way of making the final. There were not

:35:00.:35:06.

performing well. But the double and the men's quad have come back into

:35:06.:35:15.

this regatta and had a good chance. The weakest chance probably of all

:35:15.:35:25.
:35:25.:35:28.

the boats. But Alan Campbell should have no problems. High for the pair

:35:28.:35:37.

to make the finals would be a fantastic achievement.

:35:37.:35:42.

It is the first time this week we have been allowed a live television

:35:42.:35:48.

camera in the boat house. Let me give you an idea of the geography.

:35:48.:35:58.
:35:58.:35:58.

That is the racing lake. It is fantastic, a great atmosphere.

:35:58.:36:03.

Follow me over here and I will show you where the guys are warming up,

:36:03.:36:12.

the land warm-up on rowing machines. We're not allowed in there. Once

:36:12.:36:17.

there done it is over to boat, onto the water and out to race. We will

:36:17.:36:27.
:36:27.:36:28.

be here at all morning giving you Updates.

:36:28.:36:37.

We were incorrect about the flag. The capital is tied pay but the

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flag is actually the capital, Taiwan.

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Well we will test you later on on the other flags. But if we go down

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to the start we can see the first cruise -- crews, going through

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those nervous moments. Listen to the crowd! That noise must somehow

:37:15.:37:22.

have got down to them. And for them this is really a tight race. It

:37:22.:37:27.

could be the moment when they find themselves in the final. But also

:37:27.:37:32.

it would be a terrible blow to them as individuals if they were to let

:37:32.:37:38.

the side down. There is a team spirit and everyone will be urging

:37:38.:37:44.

these guys on. They believe they can do it. I know it will be touch

:37:44.:37:49.

and go but I'm hopeful that they can do it.

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A Dan Topolski and Garry Herbert A Dan Topolski and Garry Herbert

:37:54.:38:02.

are here as ever. We are off. Switzerland in lane

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number one. Great Britain, a new line-up this year, in five.

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Great Britain have it all to race for. They finished 4th at Munich

:38:33.:38:38.

and that gave them all the belief. These guys can't really do it here

:38:38.:38:47.

today. There are strong athletes. The head wind is good for that.

:38:47.:38:52.

That could really work well for them. But Russia have gone out in

:38:52.:39:02.
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front. Matt Wells in and the stroke seat for Great Britain. Tom

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:39:20.:39:20.

Solesbury up there and Stephen Rowbotham in the bow seat.

:39:20.:39:29.

Approaching the first quarter mark. And Russia have taken on Croatia.

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Australia in third position. Great Britain in 4th. That is OK. Now

:39:35.:39:41.

they need to start pressure on the boats ahead of them. The first

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three go through to the final. The coach is such an inspirational

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coach when it comes to the big races like this. They have to

:39:51.:39:59.

believe in him and his leadership. A few weeks ago there were saying

:39:59.:40:04.

that Russia was a wild card in this event. They knew they would be a

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threat. Russia now leading and looking very smooth indeed. Very

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quick on the beginning of the stroke, well-connected, well

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:40:25.:40:30.

drilled. Daniel Noonan the stroke man for

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Australia. The winds dropping which is a good thing here in the middle

:40:39.:40:44.

part so great Britain can establish their rhythm. They are tracking of

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the world champions. What a result if the British can turn over

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Australia, the world champions. Russia continued to lead at the

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halfway mark. But Great Britain continue to be in

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a good position. I do feel they are a bit slow on

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the beginning of the stroke. It is as if they were just finding it a

:41:14.:41:19.

bit laboured. I hope they will be able to turn it on the pressure a

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little more effectively in the last 750 metres. It is a little bit slow

:41:28.:41:33.

on the catch. Whereas the Russians are much quicker on to the front

:41:33.:41:42.

end of the stroke. It is a bit ponderous. Croatia were the

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undefeated boat, the world bronze medalists. They take the lead on

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and bring with them Great Britain. Now the race is starting to develop.

:41:58.:42:02.

It is very much between Australia and Great Britain for that the

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third place. Australia coming back hard on

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Russia. Croatia have now starting to open it up.

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And here come Great Britain, at tracking the Australia. It is so

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close in the closing stages. If they want to book their place in

:42:40.:42:50.
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the final... New Zealand in 6th place. Great Britain will need

:42:51.:42:56.

every single person to stand up and almost lifted that boat. I think

:42:57.:43:06.
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they can do it. The Russians are the stroke. They are coming into

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second place. If they can get the Australian, what a fillip for them.

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Rowing into the final, first time for a British quad in an Olympic

:43:20.:43:24.

final. Great performance. 200 out and the British are rowing for

:43:24.:43:28.

pride. Tay are in third place. Let us get on to the Australian, lay

:43:28.:43:33.

down a mark forefinal. Croatia out front. Croatia are leading in style,

:43:33.:43:37.

and the British want the Aussie scalp and they are going to get it

:43:37.:43:43.

here. 100 out from the line. Great move for Britain. Last 250 metres.

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That is Matt wells in the stroke seat. He knows how to lift a crew

:43:47.:43:51.

in the last 200 metres and here they come. Up to the line, Croatia

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in first place and it will be close because the Aussies have come back,

:43:55.:43:58.

one last time, Australia into second and Great Britain and third,

:43:58.:44:02.

but the most important thing here is that the British have made a

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little bit of Olympic history, because this is the first time we

:44:06.:44:10.

have had a British quad, contending in an Olympic final. We salute the

:44:10.:44:15.

guys for that. But what a race we are going to have in the Olympic

:44:15.:44:21.

final. This is the first semifinal, it is all building up. I was really

:44:21.:44:26.

worryed in the middle. They were with just a bit slugy and --

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sluggish, I needed them to sharpen up and move they left it late and

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they would have got the Australian, I think they can get them in the

:44:33.:44:38.

final. I am going to take a breath. That was a semifinal. It is all so

:44:38.:44:41.

exciting, because it is getting towards the business end of it all

:44:41.:44:45.

here, right. This is what everybody has worked for, and these crews,

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and the Croatians, it has to be said, they look pretty good. They

:44:49.:44:54.

were unfazed. They are good. They know what they are doing and they

:44:54.:44:59.

made their move and moved right through. That is what it mean, they

:44:59.:45:03.

have come through, this will be the crew to beat. Solid, right to the

:45:03.:45:08.

line, they picked it up hard, they have laid down an impressive marker

:45:08.:45:13.

in the head wind here, but Great Britain will be highly satisfied

:45:13.:45:17.

with that result there, they know they have a big race ahead of them.

:45:17.:45:22.

As we wait for the results caption. Croatia, Australia and Great

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Britain join them in the A final P final. I am joined here in the

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boating area by the coach of the boating area by the coach of the

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Dutch men's eight. You spent the last half hour poll loishing the

:45:38.:45:42.

living daylights out of that Hull, how much hard work has it been?

:45:42.:45:47.

is a bit of effort but it relaxes the coaches and the boats have to

:45:47.:45:51.

be perfect for this occasion, I think. Now, tell us how difficult

:45:51.:45:55.

is it for you on Olympic final day, we can imagine what it must be like

:45:55.:46:00.

for on a athlete, but for a coach, how much can you say? It is, in the

:46:00.:46:06.

end it is out of control. Anything you do, which of course the whole

:46:06.:46:12.

pathway and the road until this day and the last few words, but I think

:46:12.:46:17.

they are ready. As Britons we are getting excited because the British

:46:18.:46:23.

A. We think the German A is good, tell us what you hope for your

:46:23.:46:26.

Dutch eight? Everyone knows that the Germans are the favourite but

:46:26.:46:33.

they can be under pressure as well, and, actually I think it will be

:46:33.:46:38.

quite a close race and open race, and we will see what happens.

:46:38.:46:42.

you, good luck. We will see you later. Back to you, Gary. So we are

:46:42.:46:47.

on the start line now for the on the start line now for the

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second semifinal. That is Poland, in lane number four. The defending

:46:52.:46:55.

Olympic champion, what a journey they have had over the last four

:46:55.:46:59.

year, struggled to get back on the the medal podium since that

:46:59.:47:06.

magnificent day in Beijing. Ukraine in lane five, alongside them. The

:47:06.:47:10.

Italians. Ranieri in the stroke seat. Multi-medallist over the

:47:10.:47:18.

years. Second in Beijing, but with a different line up. They can be

:47:18.:47:22.

strong in the sculling event. We have France at the top and Estonia

:47:22.:47:27.

and Germany in one, two and three. Wonderful shot there. Look at the

:47:27.:47:32.

water, how it moves round. That is why we have starting gates, keep

:47:32.:47:35.

the boats dead straight, particularly now into the cross

:47:35.:47:45.
:47:45.:47:55.

breeze. Coming under starters in lane three. Poland seem to be on

:47:55.:47:58.

a rip through this regatta. In lane number four. So France, from the

:47:59.:48:04.

top. They have qualified for the Olympics via the Olympic qualify

:48:04.:48:08.

kaiing kaition regatta earlier this year, so they have had to fight and

:48:08.:48:12.

earn their place in among it all. We have Estonia, 16th in the kwham

:48:12.:48:20.

ships last year. Had a very good World Cup campaign through 2012.

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Germany, the world silver medallist, three in. Poland, the Olympic

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champion, Ukraine in five. 11th last year in the worlds. Italian,

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silver medallists, two years ago, 2010. O a good array and mix in

:48:34.:48:38.

among it all, of experience, of medallists and of those that are

:48:38.:48:44.

fighting up behind. Germany looking very strong and they have a

:48:44.:48:48.

powerful crew. They get the blades in well. They are not elegant, they

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are not pretty but they are powerful and accurate. Poland would

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usually be out there leading this, leading the field so they have been

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suffering for the last couple of years from injury. They have their

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full line up back, they have crept along, just qualifying, just

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getting into finals, but now this is, this is crunch time for them.

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They have to start to show what they are capable of. They are

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Olympic champions after all. Germany through 500 fist, good

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start from the German, into the breeze. Estonia, Ukraine, Poland

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languishing in fourth. Of the six boats only three slots available

:49:28.:49:34.

for the A final. Great Britain safely through already. I would

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expect Poland to get past Ukraine. They were the second fastest

:49:38.:49:45.

qualifier here, one second behind Germany. They are good in the

:49:45.:49:53.

middle. The middle of the stroke seat, he depends on -- they he gets

:49:53.:50:03.
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up a night rhythm. They have been at that two crews up, three crews

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up. They look a bit heavy in lane four. But they will turn it on and

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start to move. Through Ukraine into third place, that is where they are

:50:22.:50:27.

hoping to finish in third. Top of the picture going out, disappointed

:50:27.:50:33.

to see France come in towards the back end of this. The stroke man of

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the French quadruple scull. Olympic champion in the double sculls back

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in 2004. Great experience in that many this second semifinal of the

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men's quadruple sculls. Germany Estonia and Poland having moved

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:51:09.:51:12.

for the A final, expect though, the Italians to come on. The Italians

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are great sprinters towards the end, in any race. They will prevent well

:51:17.:51:22.

but I don't think they are going to be up there with these leaders.

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Estonia are doing well. A new crew here, they weren't at the World

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Championships last year, they were ninth four years ago with a

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different crew. They scull well. They were taught to scull very well

:51:38.:51:45.

by a former rower. Here is Germany very strong, powerful, leading this

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field. Estonia sitting pretty, in second place, and Poland, just

:51:50.:51:55.

happy to qualify, glad to be through there and they will hold

:51:55.:52:00.

off anybody else. Only Italy will try and sprint up, but I think they

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are coming from too far back. sun is desperate to breakthrough

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what is a bit 06 of after overcast here at Eton Dorney of on day five

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of the Olympic Games. Look at the crowds that have come down here,

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they are enjoying absolutely everything they see. Germany,

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through 1500 by about a canvas. Over Estonia, Poland in third. The

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Olympic champion, those three boats have gone free. It is very unlikely

:52:37.:52:42.

for the others, France, Ukraine, Italy to come back, they are away.

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Germany looking very solid. Once Poland got through Ukraine there,

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they just settled into a nice powerful rhythm they are very good

:52:51.:52:55.

at. I think we will see something a little bit different, a bit special

:52:55.:53:01.

from them in the final. But Germany, very strong, very powerful. Estonia

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staying in there, sculling well. Not really overextending themselves

:53:07.:53:17.
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they have qualified so they are not too fussed there. You see Estonia

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coming back at them. They have done enough. They are coming to the last

:53:29.:53:35.

125 of this course, into a breeze. The yob is well done, Poland, the

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world and, Poland the Olympic champions will be in third, they

:53:37.:53:42.

are out of your picture right now, but they are safely in third. On

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the far side those the French are pushing on hard, they believe they

:53:48.:53:52.

might get it. It is going to be too much but too late. Up to the line.

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Here come Germany. Putting the second -- winning the second

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semifinal. Safely through to the A final. As Estonia and Poland, the

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Olympic champions, through to the A final. The remaining crews all go

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to final B. Our big disappointment for France and a big disappointment

:54:12.:54:17.

for Italy who have put out some very big crews over the years and

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at different Olympic game, they were second in Beijing, a different

:54:21.:54:29.

crew this time round. Germany,, they look good. They do, they were

:54:30.:54:36.

two seconds slower than the other heat. It bodes well for a

:54:36.:54:39.

scintillating final. Great Britain in the middle with an outside

:54:39.:54:45.

chance of a bronze medal. There is two outstanding crew, Germany and

:54:45.:54:48.

Croatia. Then for Great Britain, it is all about getting in the mix

:54:48.:54:54.

they have to, we say it time and again and they do try, believe you

:54:54.:55:00.

me, I know we bang on about it, it essential in the first 500 metres

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to be up there. Get out and get into the race, that gives you the

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confidence to allow the rhythm to develop. That is what these guys do

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very well indeed. So waiting now for the confirmation there. Germany,

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Estonia and Poland safely through Estonia and Poland safely through

:55:21.:55:25.

to the A final. And as you can tell, we have relocated to our position

:55:25.:55:32.

on the finish line which means we are able to able to hear the noise

:55:32.:55:35.

much more than from the boat house T cheer for the Quad as they

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qualified was almost deafening. Fantastic, fantastic performance,

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as I said just before, they were going to find it tough to get

:55:46.:55:53.

through, and that was in fine style. As Dan said, they have a chance of

:55:53.:55:57.

maybe pinching a medal. That is how much they have improved from the

:55:57.:56:00.

last World Cup to here, so in the last five or six weeks they have

:56:00.:56:06.

come on tremendously, we know the double is doing really well as well.

:56:06.:56:10.

And Alan is coming down in fourth. Their reaction when they crossed

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the line and they put their arms in the air almost as if they had won a

:56:15.:56:21.

medal. But there is work toeb done. Many moons ago, we have the pairs

:56:21.:56:24.

coming up, I met a gentleman yesterday who is a big man, and he

:56:24.:56:29.

put his arms round me and said do you remember. Me? I said terribly

:56:29.:56:35.

sorry, I don't. He said I am Will Satch's dad. We sat on the river

:56:35.:56:40.

bang at Henley and I told you my son just started rowing and one day

:56:40.:56:46.

he will be in the Olympics and you went "Of course." Because you get

:56:46.:56:52.

lots of people saying that. And he is here now. They could go further.

:56:52.:56:59.

Yes, coming into the regatta you would have said, young guy, huge

:56:59.:57:03.

potential for the, for the future, but there is no way they are going

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to get any further than making a B final but they have a great

:57:07.:57:12.

opportunity, they had a storming heat, went faster in a pair than I

:57:12.:57:15.

have gone in pair. I know that was a long time ago when I was in a

:57:15.:57:19.

boat, but that was pretty fantastic, and now they have a great

:57:19.:57:23.

opportunity. In their semifinal, it is difficult to pick out the class

:57:23.:57:28.

boat within that, they all have a good chance, so it could be tight,

:57:28.:57:33.

probably the Greeks probably have got the most history within the

:57:33.:57:40.

event, but, it could be a very very good six-and-a-half minutes. We saw

:57:40.:57:44.

an Argentine duo yesterday come from nowhere to pring a surprise,

:57:44.:57:54.
:57:54.:58:04.

men's coxless pairs. Many famous names over the years has been in

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his event. The event today New Zealand qualifying through to

:58:47.:58:55.

this semi-final with the new Olympic best time. They took the

:58:55.:59:05.
:59:05.:59:14.

record by six seconds. It was extraordinary. They are the class

:59:14.:59:22.

crew of the whole regatta. They came 7th in Beijing but since then,

:59:22.:59:32.
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no one has come here. -- near. New Zealand making it look easy.

:59:43.:59:53.
:59:53.:59:54.

Eric Murray, Hamish Bond. Looking for a little more steadiness now

:59:54.:00:00.

they know they have got it under control. They are going into a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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headwind today so we do not expect You have got Oxford and Cambridge

:01:01.:01:08.

in the stroke seats. They have driven it everybody out of this

:01:08.:01:15.

event. Canada still believe they can do something, but this is

:01:15.:01:24.

outstanding. We're at the halfway mark. New Zealand are simply

:01:24.:01:34.
:01:34.:01:43.

outstanding. Great Britain coming down. They

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just want to beat all dominating in this event. They are hungry for

:01:52.:02:01.

speed. They want to build that gap on every single stroke.

:02:01.:02:05.

Their steady but very accurate, there is nothing complicated about

:02:05.:02:15.
:02:15.:02:18.

what they are doing. And they have now opened up for work lengths. --

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far side. The crowds supporting the rowers at Eton Dorney. Olympic

:02:47.:02:57.
:02:57.:02:59.

history will be made today. Coming up towards the 1500 mark.

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500 remaining. Eric Murray, 30 years of age, lives in Cambridge.

:03:07.:03:17.
:03:17.:03:33.

Hamish Bond in the stroke seat. behind them for at the two

:03:33.:03:43.
:03:43.:03:54.

of this race to get the final qualification slots. But New

:03:54.:04:04.
:04:04.:04:07.

Zealand, a flowing, the stylish strokes. They now have only one

:04:07.:04:13.

race left, the Olympic final. It will be a project that has been

:04:13.:04:20.

seen through with such magnificence. They continued their undefeated

:04:20.:04:27.

winning run through this Olympiad. They came the 7th in Beijing in the

:04:27.:04:33.

coxless four. They came out of that, they joined together and what an

:04:33.:04:39.

impressive partnership they have formed. There has been put under

:04:39.:04:43.

pressure by Great Britain but all that came to an end earlier this

:04:43.:04:49.

year. The Italians coming up hard now and getting the second slot.

:04:49.:04:59.

There are through safely as our Canada. The remaining crews going

:04:59.:05:09.

through to the B final. Well it was almost certain that New

:05:09.:05:19.
:05:19.:05:21.

Zealand would win that race. Matt, we could tell from your reaction

:05:21.:05:26.

how much that meant to you. This event was tight and were you

:05:26.:05:31.

qualifying is different race to race. So to finish anywhere between

:05:31.:05:38.

first and third is brilliant. We're in the final and we can start to

:05:38.:05:44.

look for it now. How conscious way you that if you did not make the

:05:44.:05:49.

final, you could be the only boat that did not? That was not

:05:49.:05:54.

something we were thinking about. The race plan was crystal clear and

:05:55.:06:00.

we executed it well. In terms of how the race panned out, you must

:06:00.:06:06.

have been feeling confident by the halfway mark? It was a good head

:06:06.:06:11.

wind and we like those kind of conditions. Everyone just stayed

:06:11.:06:17.

cool and kept plugging away. We had a brilliant rhythm. Steve had it

:06:17.:06:25.

all under control. We had a solid rhythm and re wrote really moving

:06:25.:06:33.

and confident we could coming in a qualifying position. Well we felt

:06:33.:06:39.

coming here today that the atmosphere had up a bit. Did you

:06:39.:06:48.

feel that in the latter stages? talked in the heat about that noise.

:06:48.:06:58.
:06:58.:07:01.

It is quite hard format to hear me. -- for Matt. I can hardly hear

:07:01.:07:09.

myself now and I just had to ramp up how much I was shouting.

:07:09.:07:16.

could get the crowd to do that calls for you! You just had to

:07:16.:07:24.

listen to those guys. We made a couple of mistakes in that race. We

:07:24.:07:29.

definitely have something to step on now and come Friday, those boys

:07:29.:07:39.

and girls are really going to give us the extra boost that we need.

:07:39.:07:49.
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Congratulations to the man squad. Great Britain actually getting off

:08:01.:08:07.

quite slowly, a bit lazy coming out of the starting blocks. They will

:08:07.:08:14.

now have to chase it a little bit to get back in line will stop -- in

:08:14.:08:24.
:08:24.:08:27.

line. The crowd a really like the third

:08:27.:08:31.

person in all of these British crews! They have been so impressive

:08:31.:08:41.
:08:41.:08:44.

all the way through this regatta. Great Britain is settling into a

:08:44.:08:54.
:08:54.:09:10.

years of age. And they have been a good find coming up through the

:09:10.:09:20.
:09:20.:09:37.

ranks. -- George Nash and Will France leading. Great Britain in

:09:37.:09:44.

4th position. They had a slow start. A bit of a surprise because they

:09:44.:09:51.

are normally fast starters. It is imperative that they get a good

:09:52.:09:58.

long flowing rhythm. They are sprinters in the end, they will

:09:58.:10:07.

sprint through. I suspect that Poland will just

:10:07.:10:15.

slip back again over the middle part of the race. The Great Britain,

:10:15.:10:20.

everything has gone well for them in training. And they just have

:10:20.:10:29.

looked the part. They were the fastest of all the crews to

:10:30.:10:38.

qualifying. So they do have the pedigree. They're just going

:10:38.:10:45.

through the Australian now. They do not have to do too much, just stay

:10:46.:10:53.

there for the next 400 for 500m. France definitely being put under

:10:53.:11:03.
:11:03.:11:24.

everything asked of them. There doing it with rhythm and efficiency.

:11:24.:11:34.
:11:34.:11:37.

And Great Britain have hit the lead. The crowd going absolutely mad.

:11:37.:11:40.

They are taking this semi-final by the scruff of the neck and moving

:11:40.:11:50.
:11:50.:11:57.

on. Greece also coming hard. The Kontoulis brothers. But this is

:11:57.:12:05.

simply outstanding from Great Britain. It is spectacular. These

:12:05.:12:09.

are to look younger eyes. Look at them at stretching out. Such

:12:09.:12:19.
:12:19.:12:19.

confident rowing from the very young guys.

:12:19.:12:24.

And here they are just stretching out. There in with a very good

:12:24.:12:34.
:12:34.:12:37.

chance of a medal come the final. These are the new kids on the block

:12:37.:12:46.

and they are making an announcement. Coming up towards the 1,500m mark

:12:46.:12:56.
:12:56.:13:06.

now. Nash and Satch moving out to France by a length. They have just

:13:06.:13:09.

got clear water, France led them out to the half way mark and Great

:13:09.:13:13.

Britain then pulled it out, they have moved on and still they look

:13:13.:13:17.

as though they have loads left in the tank. The engines haven't

:13:17.:13:22.

really been put on to all fire, they don't need to be at this stage.

:13:22.:13:28.

It is cool, calm clebg tive minds from George Nash and Will Satch. --

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collective. 22 years of age on the Olympic stage here and the hairs

:13:32.:13:35.

will be up on the back of their necks because now they will start

:13:35.:13:41.

to hear the roars coming on. This is only a semifinal. This is a

:13:41.:13:44.

cauldron of noise, this fantastic sense of another man in the boat.

:13:44.:13:49.

Forcing them on. Here come France again. But Great Britain really

:13:49.:13:51.

flying, what a credit to the British organisation and training,

:13:51.:13:55.

what great preparation they have had coming in this last six weeks.

:13:55.:14:00.

They are flying, they were the boys on the back of the men's group and

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here they are, two youngsters and they are leading the semifinal

:14:05.:14:11.

through definite finalist, definite medal potential. 200 out from the

:14:11.:14:15.

line. There are only 20 strokes remaining and this young crew will

:14:15.:14:19.

be in an Olympic final whasm a momentous occasion, the French are

:14:19.:14:22.

driving on hard, the Great Britain crew have to keep the length. They

:14:22.:14:27.

have to keep the power, the French don't want to come back. They are

:14:27.:14:31.

in lane five. And Great Britain just squeeze it out. Not today

:14:31.:14:36.

thank you very much France, it is our race, it is our semifinal, and

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Great Britain now can enjoy the last five stroke, up to the line

:14:40.:14:45.

they are into an Olympic final what a day for these two young former

:14:45.:14:50.

under 23 guy, Great Britain are into an Olympic final, and France

:14:50.:14:57.

float over the line, and they look behind them in utter awe and

:14:57.:15:03.

wonderment. Australia came through in that race, but every step of the

:15:03.:15:10.

way, and I have to say at 1,000 metres I thought they had gone too

:15:10.:15:15.

lirl but they kept their cool and collective minds in that third 500.

:15:15.:15:20.

Two strong boys. They responded well to France's counter attack.

:15:20.:15:26.

France thought they would be able to get past, they spended well and

:15:26.:15:32.

they stormed away again. That was stupendous, such maturity, and they

:15:32.:15:41.

are only 23, 24. The heads go down and that is what it is, it is

:15:41.:15:46.

almost reminiscent of the Cox pair as they drive through this regatta.

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So confirmation, Great Britain first, France second, Australia

:15:50.:15:59.

third, those three boats off to the A final. Raise We have been up beat

:15:59.:16:03.

about everybody but that is a surprise, the manner of it at least.

:16:04.:16:09.

They surprised ne the heat of, three boat goes through to the

:16:10.:16:15.

semifinal, you can get some strange results, but the way they rowed

:16:15.:16:18.

results, but the way they rowed there, relaxed and smooth, and in

:16:18.:16:23.

my wildest dreams, I wouldn't have thought they would win a semifinal.

:16:23.:16:27.

And they are going to be in one of the middle lanes in an Olympic

:16:27.:16:31.

final. They will have the New Zealanders next to them, but that

:16:31.:16:36.

is just fantastic. Well, Will Satch's dad said he will kiss both

:16:36.:16:41.

of us on the lips if his son wins a medal! I am not sure if we want

:16:41.:16:47.

them to get a medal or not. But he is a big man so I said yes, please,

:16:47.:16:51.

feel free. I would like to see that happen to you, I hope they will win

:16:51.:17:00.

a medal! I think we will hand you back, sorry I was being distracted

:17:00.:17:05.

by the start of the men's semifinal there. We are all distracted by the

:17:05.:17:08.

thought of you being kissed on the lip, we will have to make sure that

:17:08.:17:12.

is on camera I want to mention do you about this flag business that

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we mentioned. I don't want you to think I am sad about this flag

:17:16.:17:20.

business, but I found out we are all correct. It's the republic of

:17:20.:17:26.

China Taiwan but they compete in the Olympics as Chinese Taipei.

:17:26.:17:32.

Well, there you are, vindicated. I never doubted you for a minute.

:17:32.:17:37.

knew my flag, we used to go round many championships and testing each

:17:37.:17:41.

other on flags. Let us nip off to the boat house where Matt is

:17:41.:17:46.

waiting for us. Let me say, there was a huge round of applause for

:17:46.:17:49.

that performance from the men's pair, winning their semifinal from

:17:49.:17:55.

the volunteers, of course we are impartial but it was great to see

:17:55.:17:58.

them win that semi final. But attention changes to the women's

:17:58.:18:04.

pair, women's quad too, but women's pair in the final. They are boating

:18:04.:18:07.

behind me. Very difficult to describe what they are going

:18:07.:18:11.

through now, this is always, I have to talk a bit quietly, I don't want

:18:11.:18:16.

to disrupt them as they go down to the water, with their coach there,

:18:16.:18:21.

Robin Williams behind them they are four years into their rowing career,

:18:21.:18:27.

especially for glofr, she has never touch add boat four years ago. --

:18:27.:18:33.

Helen Glover. If I was going to race a coxless pair four years

:18:33.:18:37.

after starting, I would be worried about falling in. Amazing

:18:37.:18:40.

performance, and you can see them putting their boat in the water

:18:40.:18:44.

there. They will do a bit of scrutineering from the official,

:18:44.:18:49.

they go, paddle out into the warm up area and we will expect to see

:18:49.:18:56.

them race for their Olympic gold medal very soon. 11.50 this morning

:18:56.:18:59.

is when you will be able to see that race. The coaches will be

:18:59.:19:03.

setting off the rowers on the way, they can't do anything more for

:19:03.:19:09.

them. They the ones you will see cycling alongside the race. A an

:19:09.:19:13.

update on the judo, we showed you a bit earlier on. Unfortunately

:19:13.:19:18.

Winston Gordon of Great Britain was knocked out of the judo by the

:19:18.:19:22.

Russian Denisov, but Sally Conway of Great Britain has won her bout

:19:22.:19:26.

and she will be in the last 16. So well done Sally Conway. Quick

:19:26.:19:30.

chance to talk about cycling, that is because the men's and women's

:19:30.:19:37.

time trials are happening. Any medal for Bradley Wiggins will make

:19:37.:19:42.

him Britain's most decorated Olympian so it could be a historic

:19:42.:19:49.

day down at Hampton Court. Let us join Tanni Grey-Thompson alongside

:19:49.:19:53.

Nicole Cooke. The crowds are gathering and we are by the final

:19:53.:19:58.

bike check and the tension is starting to build. Nicole, Beijing

:19:58.:20:02.

gold medallist, fresh from the road race on Sunday. It looked brutalful

:20:02.:20:07.

what was it like? It was, it was a killer of a day in terms of the

:20:07.:20:10.

conditions, we had the rain and hail coming down, it was a very

:20:10.:20:16.

hard day, but in terms of the actual racing, you forget about

:20:16.:20:21.

that and concentrate on the racing, we had an amazing race as a team.

:20:21.:20:25.

We were supported by so many people on the course, it was a very very

:20:25.:20:30.

special day. We have had a couple of great years for British cycling,

:20:30.:20:37.

you have been winning medals for a decade. We have two realistic

:20:37.:20:43.

chances. Both riders are, in with a good chance. Emma is the silver

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medallist from Beijing, she was World Champion two years ago,

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Wiggins has been undefeated in time trials, the long time trials this

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year, so both will be up there, it is just exactly where they finish.

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For the women it is 29 kilometre, for men it is 44. It is considered

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sort of a flat course. How will the guys do it Will Emma prefer

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something Hillier? Emma is great on the mountains and the climbs, but

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the course today has lots of long straight sections in it, so when

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Emma gets up to speed, she can hold that top speed really well. She is

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small and aerodynamic, for a flat course, I think it is one she can

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perform well on, and Brad, who has come are the track, he knows all

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about -- come from the track, he knows about racing at top speed, so

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I think he also will be loving this course. So, you know, if you were a

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betting woman, what are your expectations? I think on the men's

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side, Brad should be on for the gold and I think Chris Froome can't

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be ruled out for a medal, if he has a great ride. I think he could

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medalful on the women's side, I really want to see Emma on the

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podium. It is going to be hard to know what colour, and Lizzie, she

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has no pressure today. I think she will be on a massive positive from

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the road race, she has no pressure, just get out there and ride, and

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she might surprise us. I saw her say she was going to enjoy today.

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Is it possible to jien time trial? No, but you do get a lot of

:22:27.:22:31.

enjoyment knowing that you have done a great ride. And that is the

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strange way that athletes work, it might be horrible on the outside,

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but deep down you just love it. Emma goes at 12.56. Brad goes at

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13.07. What is going through their mind right now. Are they sitting

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and waiting? Yes, they are. Just trying to stay relaxed. The

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preparation is done. They have their ree routines, they know what

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is in store, it is about staying focused and calm, and when they get

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to the start line, and the clock counts down, they are ready to

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explode from the start line and give it their all. And go for it.

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Fantastic, thank you very much. That is fantastic. Thank you. What

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is going through the minds of the cyclist, what is going through the

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minds of the rowers ahead of that crucial race. We will be back at

:23:19.:23:23.

dorn in a moment, but before that we want to update you on the

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archery, there has been a fantastic bit of news for Great Britain at

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Lords. Archer Amy Oliver has ended up knocking out the world number

:23:34.:23:39.

one archer. So fantastic performance there by Amy Oliver.

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The home crowd delighted. There she is, having knocked out the world

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number one. Well, Matt Baker will be here shortly, he is here,

:23:53.:23:57.

getting ready. I am in position. exciting moment in the rowing so

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let us return to John, again a big gold medal hope, I hardly want to

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think about it but the expectation is there. It is. Before we talk

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about Helen Glover and Heather Stanning. Drysdale from New Zealand

:24:15.:24:21.

is a dominant figure in the sport. He is in the last 100 metres. Alan

:24:21.:24:25.

Campbell in the second race, but he Campbell in the second race, but he

:24:25.:24:28.

has been given a run for his money. The Swedish guy has led most of the

:24:28.:24:31.

way down. Because of the big entry they have to go through

:24:31.:24:36.

quarterfinal, semifinals and then they get a day off and then the

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finals, so they are pacing themselves in some way, so we know

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he is one of the class acts and I was, I thought he was going to be

:24:45.:24:49.

settling for second but he decided he wants to win it and is looking

:24:49.:24:56.

strong and comfortable. So they are about 20, 30 yards or so from the

:24:56.:25:01.

finish so the last few strokes, paddling in, in the safe knowledge

:25:01.:25:08.

they are through to the final. As you can see, the clock ticking on

:25:08.:25:11.

to 7.20 or thereabouts and Alan Campbell from Coleraine is heading

:25:11.:25:15.

your way shortly. He will be down at the start at the moment. Those

:25:15.:25:20.

last few nervous moments before you get under way. Michelle was talking

:25:20.:25:23.

about Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, they are out on the water

:25:23.:25:27.

as well, warming up for their moment, their date with destiny and

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I think we have some pictures, there they are. Not much talking

:25:32.:25:37.

going on there, just thinking and focusing. There isn't a lot of

:25:37.:25:43.

talking that goes on. You are runs on almost automatic, you are

:25:43.:25:46.

nervous, nervous, actually once you sit in that boat, that you feel a

:25:46.:25:50.

little bit more relaxed. You are aware of what is going on round you,

:25:50.:25:55.

but at least they know what they are doing now. The last two, three

:25:55.:25:59.

hours have been sheer hell for them, I am sure, but this is the bit they

:25:59.:26:02.

will be confident and know what they are doing. OK, let us hand

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they are doing. OK, let us hand over to Matt. I am in the bike tent.

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Lots of people have been asking me on my Twitter feed, what are the

:26:09.:26:13.

the bikes in the back of a rowing race? When you see it on TV there

:26:13.:26:17.

will be a peleton, not quite goodbye cycling, Bradley Wiggins

:26:17.:26:22.

style but there is a huge peleton of coaches all on the far side in

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TV pictures that you can see. These lovely volunteer, are in charge of

:26:26.:26:30.

handing out the bikes to the coaches, they take one of these,

:26:30.:26:34.

and they cycle along the tow path. The rules are you allowed no

:26:34.:26:37.

electronic communication between the bank and a crew. You can't have

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a radio, you can't have a loud hailer, you couldn't have any sort

:26:41.:26:44.

of communication, other than shouting, and boy, do the coaches

:26:44.:26:48.

shout! And scream, all the way down the race.. They think it makes a

:26:49.:26:53.

lot of difference when you are rowing. I actually doesn't! See you

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Campbell from Northern Ireland. He has popped into our commentary

:27:07.:27:10.

position a lot. He could talk for Britain, never mind row for Britain.

:27:10.:27:17.

But he is a great guy. An engaging personality. And I am sure

:27:17.:27:27.
:27:27.:27:36.

everybody would love him to make it qualify, the way he has been

:27:36.:27:40.

forming over the Olympic regatta. His confidence was a flowing

:27:40.:27:48.

yesterday. But if you're not in a final, you cannot win it. So the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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next six or seven minutes are He really does jump out of a start.

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But he is still quite unpredictable as to whether he will go too fast

:28:44.:28:49.

or just get into the right rhythm of this early stage. His coach has

:28:49.:28:57.

been trying to get him to focus on the middle 1,000m. So he has

:28:58.:29:07.
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supreme technician. Every stroke is a perfect illustration of the sport.

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But Alan Campbell from Coleraine is leading this field and really

:29:32.:29:42.
:29:42.:29:55.

pretty well. A quarter of the race down. The

:29:56.:30:00.

competition will it really have to start thinking about their

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prospects. Do they just focused now Olympic final. He is not really

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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second semi-final of the men's single sculls. The Belgian it

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slipping back into fourth place. There is a guy running alongside,

:31:52.:31:57.

running down with the flag. He has chased them the whole way down. It

:31:57.:32:03.

looks as though he is running in with the Czech Republic flag. Hats

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off to him. Everyone knows that Alan Campbell

:32:15.:32:24.

goes out quickly. Remember that all he needs to do his qualifying.

:32:24.:32:31.

is so competitive, he will probably want to get into the lead. But it

:32:31.:32:41.
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is not necessary. He needs to conserve energy for the final.

:32:42.:32:51.

Alan starting to stretch out. This is now a matter of pride.

:32:51.:32:56.

These are Gladiators out there. They are friends and training

:32:56.:33:01.

partners. But when it comes down to the business, they are serious

:33:01.:33:11.
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rivals. Alan just starting to move up on the rate. It is an impressive

:33:16.:33:26.
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sight. Azerbaijan complete in the third qualification spot. The crowd

:33:32.:33:42.
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now just take Alan on to the line. There goes Synek now looking very

:33:46.:33:54.

strong. He just has that ability. Alan Campbell will have to let him

:33:55.:34:00.

go. He does not want to spoil his chances in the final by making a

:34:00.:34:04.

last ditch attempt now for something that does not really

:34:04.:34:13.

matter. He is in the final. He is just staying at 35 strokes per

:34:13.:34:23.
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minute. Letting Synek do what he has to do. It is an elegant and

:34:28.:34:38.
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snows scull from the world several -- silver medallist back in Beijing,

:34:42.:34:52.
:34:52.:34:56.

Andre Synek. He knows that he has this semi-final in the bag. As does

:34:56.:35:06.
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Alan Campbell. Wonderful support here. There

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safely through. Great Britain at last won a medal

:35:14.:35:20.

in the Olympic Games in the single sculls back in 1928. So a big

:35:20.:35:27.

chance here for Alan Campbell. Azerbaijan gets the third

:35:28.:35:34.

qualification spot. Well he looked absolutely graceful.

:35:34.:35:41.

He was not too concerned about Alan going out took a length in that

:35:41.:35:49.

early 500. He just kept his race plan. He is the coolest customer.

:35:49.:35:56.

He's just very relaxed. He will be the big Challenge I think for Mahe

:35:56.:36:04.

Drysdale to win his first Olympic gold. So what are your thoughts now

:36:04.:36:12.

after two semi-finals? I think Alan Campbell is in amongst the medals.

:36:12.:36:17.

My hunch is it will probably be bronze. I think the big battle will

:36:17.:36:27.
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be between Mahe Drysdale and Andre Synek. But you never know, Alan has

:36:31.:36:40.

such racing courage. He was very sick last year before he came into

:36:40.:36:47.

the final and he came 5th. But he has always been amongst the medals.

:36:47.:36:52.

So the Czech Republic, and Great Britain and Northern Ireland and

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Azerbaijan through to the final. What is your assessment? What you

:37:00.:37:04.

think the best he can hope for is a bronze medal? If everything goes to

:37:04.:37:10.

form, yes. You have got to guys who will be out there racing for the

:37:10.:37:17.

gold medal. Things can go right or wrong. There are a lot of variables.

:37:17.:37:24.

And if Alan it is around to pick up the pieces of someone having a bad

:37:24.:37:34.
:37:34.:37:36.

race, he will do that. I would say a bronze medal but perhaps better.

:37:36.:37:42.

Coverage from day five of the Games, the first of four days of rowing finals. Meanwhile, Fran Halsall hopes to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's 100m freestyle.

Swimming: 10.00 Women's 100m freestyle heats

Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson Adrian Moorhouse Sharron Davies

Rowing: 10.40 Men's quadruple sculls semi-finals 11.00 Men's pair semi-finals 11.20 Men's single sculls semi-finals

Rowing commentators: Garry Herbert Dan Topolski.


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