BBC One: Day 6: 19.00-22.00 Olympics


BBC One: Day 6: 19.00-22.00

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Good evening. If you have just been watching on BBC2, you will know

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that the day has continued to be an extraordinary one. We will try and

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tell you the whole story. As is customary during the first week,

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the swimming finals dominate our coverage tonight. One country is

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dominating the gold rush down at This gentleman is going to become

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the new Olympic champion. Ryan Lochte wins the 400 medley.

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She has done it with a terrible finish as well. A terrible finish!

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The gold has gone to the USA, a new Olympic medal -- record.

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Franklin gets the gold. Franklin has just done a semi-final of the

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200 freestyle and she has just won in 58.33.

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This is a massive victory. He led that relay in a brilliance

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when. Look at that. He was so tough. The USA win gold in the women's 400

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freestyle relay. The crowd are starting to stand up

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Eight gold medals already for the USA and all the big names are in

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action tonight. All-American hero Ryan Lochte already has two gold

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medals at these Games and he can double his tally tonight. Michael

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Phelps tries to win at three successive Olympics.

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Rebecca Soni reclaimed the world record yesterday. She goes for gold

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tonight. Great Britain's women's hockey team

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are bidding for a third straight win.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 55 seconds

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Scotsman Josh Taylor will need to David Florent and Richard Hounslow

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qualified as the fastest pair but Britain's other pairing of Tim

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Baillie and Etienne Stott were the slowest of the finalists so they

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were first to go in the final. -- competing so well over the last

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 55 seconds

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is one of the trickiest parts of the course. Upstream they go. This

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is looking good for Great Britain. seen so far. Absolutely brilliant.

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Amazingly, Baillie and Stott led the competition. A great Slovakian

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medallist. -- David Florence. They are chasing the time by their

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friends and training partners. are setting up the line. There have

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du Duc. They will have to maintain this through the most difficult

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parts of the course. Etienne and 10 just went brilliantly. They lost a

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bit of time there. This is where Baillie and Stott really won it, I

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think. They set the fastest time so far. They will have lost a lot of

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time, Florence and Hounslow but possibly not enough to push them

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below the Hochschorner brothers. Florence and Hounslow have got to

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keep it together. They are working hard on the exit of Gate 16 and 17.

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They are up on the split. The this would be an incredible performance.

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They have shown immense promise so far. Everybody in the stadium is

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cheering. Everybody in the commentary area is screening here

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for David Florence and Richard Hounslow. They are out in the

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middle of the course. Two to go. This could be gold and silver for

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Great Britain. Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott lead. Oh, my

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goodness! They have got a silver medal. They are the Olympic

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What an incredible achievement. The first ever gold medal in this

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Olympic sport but also a silver medal as well. It was a gold medal

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for Baillie and Stott, a magnificent performance. Afterwards,

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all four of them spoke to Jonathan Edwards. We will come to that in a

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minute because these were the celebrations. And well might they

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celebrate. Brilliant stuff from Baillie and Stott. They receive

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their gold medals in front of a huge crowd. Vet's hear from them.

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I can hardly put into words what this atmosphere is like. Tell us

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what that means to you? It was the most difficult start line we have

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ever sat on. We knew the Times had gone really well but we had to try

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and really focused on our own run. We put when -- put in a good run.

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To win an Olympic medal, we are certainly not disappointed. It was

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fantastic. Sitting on the start- line we knew that Britain had got a

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gold medal, basically, which on its own was fantastic. We are one team.

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It is all about Team GB. But we wanted to put a result in. We

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attacked it hard all the way down. It was probably the sprint to the

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finish. That was the difference between a Olympic champions and

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silver medallists. But it is fantastic. You talk about Olympic

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champions, next bring them in. I am sorry to shuffle you out of the way.

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This is amazing, Tim Baillie, Etienne Stott, you were the Olympic

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champions. It is weird. It does not seem quite like that is what is

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happening. This morning, we did not know what could happen, it could

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have been a disaster but now it is a complete dream. I do not think so

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real covers it. It is incredible. I was really happy that we would be

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in the top six at least and made the final. I thought if we finished

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4th, that would be a great result, the same as our coach got in Sydney.

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For these boys to finish second and for us to win, I don't know. It has

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made up for it. There has been huge pressure on the team. The first

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couple of days did not go very well so to come out and do this shows

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huge heart. We did all feel the pressure. I felt we needed

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something to go right. We needed to get boats in the finals. These guys

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and thus, in our sport, there is nothing taken for granted. To get

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into the final, that was amazing. Just over a year ago I had surgery

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on my shoulder and I thought, could that be? That path from then to now,

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I cannot get round it. Tim, when you finished that run, you look at

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that time, up what did you think that was good enough for? We had no

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idea what the Times were on the first runs because we only look at

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how far off we were from Dave and Richard when we finished. We asked

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if it was a decent time or not. I was hoping it would be good enough

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for a medal. You can never tell. It was such a high-quality final. All

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the boats were really good. The sport is ins -- inconsistent, hard

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to be consistent. I did not expect that. Two little bits of history.

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First ever Olympic gold medal for clue -- canoe slalom and you beat

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the Hochschorners. They are great champions, amazing athlete. They

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are our models. We watch them in the canoe slalom. To beat them,

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they had a record to beat today and they are amazing athlete. We have

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managed to beat them but it has taken nothing of their achievements.

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They are a fantastic crew. They are still the best C2 crew in history.

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But you are the best C2 Crewe today. Yes, exactly. I am happy about that.

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We all are. We hope to hear from them. They are coming to the studio,

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paddling hard. At the same time as that drama was

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happening at Lee Valley, Richard Wilson was going for gold in the

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shooting event. Richard led by three shots going into the final

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round. Could he win the first shooting medal since Sydney in

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Peter Wilson started the day well, qualifying with a higher score of

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143. His nearest rivals, await's Aldeehani, and Russia's and Vassily

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Mosin got off to good start in the final, but Wilson was right up

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there with them -- await's lead as the final progressed --

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Mosin started to call back the lead is a fine of progress, but Wilson

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stayed ahead. We have 20 shots to go in the men's double trap final.

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So, Peter Wilson has a one-shot lead. A narrowest of leads Paul

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Wilson but his Kuwaiti and Russian opponents were still keeping the

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Dahlby got to within two shots of Wilson, who could not afford to

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miss with his final effort. And he does it! Peter Wilson has done it.

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He has won gold. He sinks to his knees. He has won gold for Great

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Britain, the third gold of the game for the host nations. He held his

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nerve brilliantly, Peter Wilson, and the crowd here at the Royal

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Artillery Barracks rise to salute this 25-year-old from Dorset. A

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Olympic gold in the Men's Double And here he is. Peter Wilson.

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Congratulations. A remarkable performance and you seem so called.

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Well done. The us what everyone said, but I was a bag of nerves.

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But it was a great a -- that is what everyone said. I never would

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have thought your sport would be brilliant to watch, but I sat there

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this afternoon and it was enthralling. Such drama. I tried

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missing just to the end to worry everybody. You must Toulon the

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bounce and we thought it was all going wrong. -- you missed macro

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tutu on the bounce. A I thought I would add a bit of spice of life. -

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- two on the bounce. It went down to one shot for the lead when he

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went down, so how could you stay that calm under that kind of

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pressure? It must be going through your head, gold, gold. I tried not

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put too much emphasis on it. I tried to play it as a standard

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final. The crowd were amazing and I never experienced anything like it

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before but I tried to play down as best I could and try to enjoy it

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and enjoy the moment. If you can't enjoy this moment, why are you

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doing it? I noticed that you had a line of shooters there, and a few

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seconds before every time you lined up, I saw you putting your hand up.

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Can you tell me what you doing? the side of my left index finger

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and I have marks, just ridges on my hand, but it tells me how high I

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can hold the gun from the trap house, which is the concrete pad in

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front of me. I have a mark where I hold my hand and I can take a

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measure. It means where a borrower underworld, in Dorset or Timbuktu,

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I have a point of reference where I hold my gun -- whenever I am in the

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world. You can move across and track -- attack the second.

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lost your funding four years ago, so a remarkable story behind every

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medal. It was tough. It is never easy for anyone who comes out there

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that -- to win a gold, but it's very hard to win your -- after you

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lose your support. I was able to get back on funding shortly after

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the support and got the support of British shooting and the management

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and coaches. When you say you had a man became help you, not just a man,

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it was an Arab sheikh. Yes, some friends from Dubai. He was a bit

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random. He was a friend, so it sounds more crazy then it is, but

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we compete together and constantly talk about squash. He was an

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international squash player. We became friends over the years of

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competing with him and in Beijing I was sent out as part of Ambition

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2012, which was a phenomenal thing and the great thing to experience.

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I got the opportunity to speak to Ahmed, One 2 One and said it was

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guaranteed a would lose my funding and would he consider helping me. I

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said I would quit after Beijing and that was enough. He said he would

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be delighted to have a chat with me. A few months later I was in Dubai,

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sitting in his palace, and we were sitting on some coffee and we did

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some deals over a coffee and a handshake. I saw a lovely embrace

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with your father to stop you got a medal. He is joining us now, little

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surprise, from the headquarters of Team GB. Charles, I believe! How

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emotional was that for you? can't hear anything! He is half

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death! Let's try and sort that out over the next few seconds. Coming

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back T U, Peter. -- coming back to you, Peter, you got snowboarding

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injury and then you went into shooting from that. A friend of

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mine, who is almost my little brother, he hates it when I said I

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was a decent cricketer or squads I, and he's called Humphrey Gibbs, but

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I wasn't very good like him. But I love playing squash and cricket,

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and that is why I love sport and I love the Olympics because it is a

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great place to be. I dislocated the nerves in my shoulder and it meant

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I was out of playing any sort of games for about a year and I was no

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good at chess or tiddlywinks, so sitting down doing nothing was not

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an option. I began to shoot one handed with my arm in a sling. Then

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I went from strength to strength, came back to sport and realised I

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was worse at cricket and squash than I was to begin with and had a

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go at shooting full-time. I was lucky. I went to Millfield School

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in Somerset and they have a wide and diverse sports curriculum and I

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was given the opportunity to shoot there and went from strength to

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strength. Can you hear us now, Charles? Good news. How emotional

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was that? It was absolute torture until the point where he won. I

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would love an explanation as to why he missed that pair. He has already

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told us that he did it on purpose to keep everyone interested. Well,

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next time let us know. It must be an unbelievable thrill to wash --

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watch your son winning an Olympic gold medal. It is exactly that.

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Something you are never ready for, especially in his first Olympics,

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to go into the final with what was only a small advantage and to

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actually lose the advantage in one pair and then fight back which

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showed enormous character. I am very, very impressed by what he has

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done. You can tell him to a man. How proud are you? I am proud

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enough! No, I am absolutely thrilled. Not just for him, but for

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all the people who shoot in Great Britain and all the club shooters

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and up to international level. What he has done is shone a light for

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all of us, which is invaluable. Thank you for joining us. That is

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what is about, the great emotion. It is a wonderful sport. I think

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the most important thing I could have done by winning is that it

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brings more attention to shooting, and it is a wonderful sport. I was

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saying earlier today that I would encourage anyone to take it up.

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People were asking when when I would stop? I could go until I was

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50, dad's age. Grey and gold. of you, thanks very much for

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joining us. Well done again, just a brilliantly thrilling afternoon.

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The spectacular Velodrome made its Olympic debut today with

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aspirations for Team GB extremely high. Seven goals came away in

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Beijing or limiting each nation to one rider per event and a change in

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disciplines were certain to make that achievement difficult to match.

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We will start with the women's team sprint. Going for Great Britain,

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Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish who set a new record but saw him

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beaten by the Chinese pair minutes later. They were up against Ukraine,

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to be one of the two fastest teams Jayesh varnish and Victoria Ben

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Watson. -- Jayesh varnish and Victoria Pendleton. -- Jess Varnish.

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There they go. Britain hoping to replicate their ride in the first

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round and a great start. Varnish is on fire. She will release Victoria

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and awesome. 18.954. -- she will release of Victoria Pendleton. This

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is Victoria Pendleton, back to her imperious best. 32.5674 Great

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Britain. Only just a tad slower than the ride in the first round,

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so it does show that Great Britain are backing this up. It is looking

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very much like it could be China versus Great Britain in the clash

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for gold. What is happening here? The commisaire are looking at the

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change windows? I was watching the British pair and looking at the

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changeover and Victoria Pendleton was coming through fast and I think

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they are not allowed to overtake before the first rider completes

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the lap. They are having a strong discussion in the centre. Dave

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Brailsford not looking happy. means that Great Britain are

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relegated, as they were clearly in for a ride for the gold and silver

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We did not changeover in the right zone on the track. When you are

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going that speed and Diane Wright on her wheel it is so easy if she

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moves up slightly, I move but -- and I moved up to her will. We have

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never had an illegal change before and I've never been concerned about

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it in the past. It's just one of those things that happens. It is

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not my fault or her fault, we are both partly to blame. We were

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probably just a bit too overwhelmed by the excitement and a bit too

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eager. We should have kept a lid on it a bit more. Such a shame, but

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putting a brave face on. Now to the men's team sprint final, and four-

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time gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy went with Jason Kenny and the

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new lean of man, Philip Hindes were in sensational form to reach the

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And Great Britain in at the ride off went very quick to record a

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world record of 42.9. Listen to the raw -- the roar of the crowd, and

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they are standing up as they greet Philip Hindes, who blazed his rate

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round in a 17.2 in the previous round and there is Chris Hoy

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preparing, and in the middle is Jason Kenny. Kenny and Chris Hoy

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with medals in their pockets from four years ago and it will be the

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formidable trio of France against world, and on the other side of the

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track is Philip Hindes -- the fastest starter. He has to produce

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a personal best again if they will stay in contention. This will be a

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thriller. Away we go. The final of the men's team's brand. And Philip

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Hindes leads off and has to post another 17.2. France are already

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behind, and Philip Hindes is really rising to the challenge. Let's have

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a look. Great Britain are leading. Another 17.2 by Philip Hindes.

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Jason Kenny, can he storm around on the second lap? France on the back

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foot. And 0.2 behind. France will never pull his back. Here comes

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Chris Hoy to the final turn. And the crowd are going absolutely mad.

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Gold medal for Great Britain and the new world record! 42.6. I don't

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believe what I have seen here. They are going quicker and quicker, and

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That will be the British team then. The the applause is that allowed

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Philip Hindes, Jason Kearney and Philip Hindes, what an occasion, an

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Olympic champion. Kenny gets his second Olympic gold medal, he was

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in the team that won in Beijing, and Sir Chris Hoy gets his 5th

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Olympic gold medal. His voracious appetite for winning a gold medals

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continues. And at the silver that he won in 2000 in Sydney and he has

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not quite a record, but a haul of medals from the Olympic Games of

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six, just one shot of the record by Bradley Wiggins. Great Britain are

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the Olympic gold medal winners for Please stand for the national

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anthem of Great Britain. # God save our gracious Queen.

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# Long live our noble Queen. # God save the Queen.

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# Send her victorious. # Happy and glorious.

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# Long to reign over us. What a fantastic night. Are we

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going to replicate our achievements in Beijing? We have certainly

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started off right. World records falling all over the place. A

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sensational atmosphere. And the crowd are really pleased to be here.

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What a fantastic performance from the three British men, Chris Hoy,

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Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny. Chris Hoy is led up the constantly

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changing leader board of most successful British athletes. If you

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do it in this way where gold medals come first, Chris Hoy edges out

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Steve Redgrave by virtue of the fact he has a silver whereas Steve

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Redgrave has a bronze. Bradley Wiggins has the most medals of all.

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That could change as well. Let's hear from the victorious trio. They

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are with Jill Douglas. Massive congratulations. What an amazing

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moment here in the velodrome. Philip, your first Olympics, you

:32:53.:32:59.

have been on this team for a couple of years, what a time to smash your

:32:59.:33:04.

personal best? I cannot believe it. I still cannot believe I am an

:33:04.:33:11.

Olympic champion. It is a dream come true. Especially after what

:33:11.:33:16.

happened with the first race? it to get a restart. My first start

:33:16.:33:22.

was not the greatest. I thought to get a restart. So there was a bit

:33:22.:33:29.

of, you were trying to pull a fast one? Yes, I was trying to get the

:33:29.:33:33.

fastest time and get everything perfect. Well done, amazing to see

:33:33.:33:37.

with that gold medal. Jason, your second gold medal. I suppose you

:33:37.:33:44.

were very careful with that changeover? Yes, after the World

:33:44.:33:47.

Championships went disastrously wrong, it was something we wanted

:33:47.:33:51.

to get absolutely spot on. It was devastating to see it happen to the

:33:51.:33:56.

girls as well. Especially after that we kept everything really

:33:56.:34:01.

tight. We went through the motions, unbelievable. Double Olympic

:34:01.:34:07.

champion. I know, it is frightening. I cannot believe how quick we have

:34:07.:34:12.

gone here today. Phil just went like an absolute rocket and we were

:34:12.:34:17.

trying to keep up with him. It is unbelievable. Just found that half

:34:17.:34:21.

a second in the space of a year and delivered it perfectly. It looks

:34:21.:34:25.

good for the individual sprint. I know the French will be looking at

:34:25.:34:30.

the very carefully. Yes, there are a few guys here, the Germans,

:34:30.:34:34.

French and Aussies who are absolutely flying. It was the

:34:34.:34:39.

quickest competition I have ever seen. There is no reason to believe

:34:39.:34:45.

the sprint will be anything else. And finally to the anchorman, Sir

:34:45.:34:49.

Chris Hoy, I'm not sure what they will do to now, that does your 5th

:34:49.:34:53.

gold medal, the most successful ever British Olympian, there seemed

:34:53.:34:59.

to be some emotion there on the podium there. It was quite

:34:59.:35:02.

overwhelming. We knew it was possible but this did not come out

:35:02.:35:07.

of the blue. We knew we could put together the best possible race on

:35:07.:35:14.

the day but it is easier said than done. We timed it perfectly, we had

:35:14.:35:19.

an excellent training camp and we had the full support behind us. We

:35:19.:35:22.

nailed it. The real question for me was the three rides so close

:35:22.:35:26.

together. I dug deeper than I have ever done before. I knew the

:35:27.:35:31.

importance of what it was. I did not want to let the boys down. It

:35:31.:35:36.

was just immense pride to be able to do it in front of our home crowd

:35:36.:35:41.

here in the UK. It was phenomenal. You can not overstate what it means

:35:41.:35:45.

to us in front of a home crowd. This is a once-in-a-lifetime

:35:45.:35:55.
:35:55.:35:56.

opportunity. We have enjoyed it and given it our all. You certainly

:35:56.:36:03.

delivered. Let's have a quick look at your gold medal. Thank you very

:36:03.:36:09.

much! I had better let you go. We will see you later in the week.

:36:09.:36:12.

Thanks to everyone back home and all the supporters on Twitter. It

:36:12.:36:19.

has been incredible. Welt said. From one that sports

:36:19.:36:22.

Personality of the Year to the reigning sports Personality of the

:36:22.:36:32.
:36:32.:36:33.

Year, Mark Cavendish. 8 phenomenal effort. -- a phenomenal effort. I

:36:33.:36:38.

think it bodes well. Yes, the records were going by the teams

:36:38.:36:45.

before and then Britain was beating them. It was incredible. It was

:36:45.:36:48.

unfortunate with the girls getting relegated. Was that the right

:36:49.:36:54.

decision, do you feel? It is hard. It is like offside in football.

:36:54.:37:02.

There is a line. It can be close but it is or it isn't, that is how

:37:02.:37:06.

it works unfortunately. With the Olympic Games, nerves can come into

:37:06.:37:11.

play. It should have been worked with before that but they have got

:37:11.:37:17.

other events. Jess does not so she will be bitterly disappointed. We

:37:17.:37:23.

are off to a great start. brilliant performance from the guys.

:37:23.:37:28.

That was incredible. To do it in a world record time. Young Philip, it

:37:28.:37:32.

is his first Olympics, he was not part of it a few months ago. It

:37:32.:37:38.

would have been so easy to step up and be overwhelmed by it but he

:37:38.:37:42.

stepped up and delivered a blistering first lap. Jason to

:37:42.:37:47.

Cover, Christa Kovac and they were going faster and faster. -- Jason

:37:47.:37:55.

took over and Chris took over. Jason got a gold four years ago and

:37:55.:37:59.

then Sir Chris Hoy or Lord Hoyle whatever he will be called in

:37:59.:38:04.

future. I think they will have to think of more words for him. He is

:38:04.:38:10.

incredible. He is the most successful Olympian we have ever

:38:10.:38:16.

had now, six gold medals and a silver. More to come? Yes, there is

:38:16.:38:23.

his preferred event, the Kieran sprint and I think he will get a

:38:23.:38:29.

6th gold medal. What is it like in the velodrome? It is incredible.

:38:29.:38:34.

The velodrome is a closed roof and the theatre. There are only 6,000

:38:34.:38:38.

spectators but the noise it generates gives you goose bumps.

:38:38.:38:43.

Especially today, it was something I do not think I will ever feel

:38:43.:38:51.

again. At one stage where you think of entering this side of things?

:38:51.:38:56.

was. It is quite annoying. I had a look at going on the track but you

:38:56.:39:01.

had to win a World Cup in the last two years to do it. I had not

:39:01.:39:05.

because I was concentrating on the road. I was lining up on the road

:39:05.:39:09.

race and one of the French sprinters was on the start line up

:39:09.:39:13.

with us. He could enter the road race to ride the track and the

:39:13.:39:18.

Germans have got someone in the mountain bike. They found a

:39:18.:39:26.

loophole that we missed? It is quite frustrating. But the team

:39:26.:39:31.

today smashed the world record. time to head off to the swimming

:39:31.:39:35.

pool and due to the amount going on at the Olympics, Ian Thorpe will be

:39:35.:39:40.

at the Aquatics Centre with Clare Balding and Mark Foster.

:39:40.:39:45.

We will take good care of him, he will be fine with us. We have a few

:39:45.:39:51.

bricks in action, Fran Halsall is coming up in the final of the 100m

:39:51.:39:56.

freestyle. We will see Michael Phelps twice, Ryan Lochte twice and

:39:56.:40:03.

we will see Chad le Clos in the 100m semi-final. The first event is

:40:03.:40:08.

the 280 breaststroke where we have the defending champion Rebecca Soni.

:40:08.:40:12.

I thought you made a mistake but you did not. We will see Rebecca

:40:12.:40:16.

Soni try to become the first swimmer to successfully defend her

:40:16.:40:21.

title? It is surprising. We are already getting to the end of the

:40:21.:40:25.

meat and no one has been out to defend their Olympic title. If she

:40:25.:40:30.

does not do it, next is Ryan Lochte and then Phelps. Ryan Lochte and

:40:30.:40:34.

Michael Phelps have such a busy night. They will not have a lot of

:40:34.:40:40.

time to recover. South Africa have had a fantastic week already.

:40:40.:40:48.

Chad's dad is a new hero. He is our hero anyway. Interestingly, Chad le

:40:48.:40:58.
:40:58.:40:58.

Clos has pulled out of I am to concentrate on this. -- the

:40:58.:41:06.

individual medley. There is Rebecca Soni. What I did forget to say it

:41:06.:41:11.

is we will see James Goddard in the final of the 200m individual medley.

:41:11.:41:16.

I apologised to James for that. How would you read this final? It is

:41:17.:41:26.
:41:27.:41:27.

one of those things, I think it will be very difficult for anyone.

:41:27.:41:32.

I don't know how to pronounce Rebecca Soni's main. It is like a

:41:32.:41:39.

song. She is the defending Olympic champion. There is very little

:41:39.:41:42.

Olympic experience in this field because she is the only one who has

:41:42.:41:48.

won a medal. She will win, it will be a question of how quick she goes

:41:48.:41:56.

and whether she beat the record. have an age range between 20-27.

:41:56.:42:01.

The 27-year-old is Sally Foster from Australia. I think she might

:42:01.:42:08.

be related to mark! And Adrian Moorhouse and Andy Jamieson are the

:42:08.:42:12.

ones trying to make themselves heard above this huge and roaring

:42:12.:42:17.

crowd here. Let's join them for the final of the 200m women's

:42:17.:42:27.
:42:27.:42:32.

ready to go. That is Rebecca Soni. I thought she was going to be the

:42:32.:42:41.

first woman in history to go under two minutes 20 in the semi-final,

:42:41.:42:51.
:42:51.:42:56.

six. The defending Olympic champion and world record holder, Rebecca

:42:56.:43:06.
:43:06.:43:14.

start. On the 100m she lost on the start. It amazes me because she

:43:15.:43:19.

loses maybe half a second on the start. To give away that sort of

:43:19.:43:25.

time, not against the rest of the field but against the world record,

:43:25.:43:32.

here she goes. She is starting to move through the field. The rest of

:43:32.:43:42.
:43:42.:44:06.

bronze medals. The silver is up for pacing of her own time from last

:44:06.:44:16.
:44:16.:44:40.

Dragging along his Suzuki in lane she is really swimming well. That

:44:40.:44:48.

line is her in the semi-final. rest of the field are having

:44:48.:44:55.

balsams wins. They are not intimidated at all. -- they are

:44:55.:45:04.

having awesome swimmers. I do not know what will happen down here.

:45:04.:45:10.

The Russian swimmer is coming back like a train. It looks like Rebecca

:45:10.:45:15.

Soni in the centre will take the world record. She is just ahead of

:45:15.:45:19.

that world record. See if we can see the first woman under two

:45:19.:45:29.
:45:29.:45:35.

brilliant swim. That was definitely her target in the semi-final and

:45:35.:45:41.

she missed it by 1,100 the second. We have never seen that before. The

:45:41.:45:50.

first woman under 2.20 and second and third both went out to 0.20.

:45:50.:45:56.

Suzuki second, so the Japanese getting the silver. And Rebecca

:45:56.:46:02.

Soni, this is just stunning. A wonderful swim. Pumping the air,

:46:02.:46:07.

and that is brilliant. I never thought I would see a woman go

:46:07.:46:16.

below 2.20. Fantastic swimming. You know what, because the rest of the

:46:16.:46:19.

field were so close I wasn't sure she was swimming that well, but she

:46:20.:46:23.

was winning incredibly well. But the rest of them wrote to the

:46:23.:46:29.

challenge. You have to give Suzuki big applause for the guts she

:46:29.:46:37.

showed. So historic barrier goes, the first woman ever. And Suzuki

:46:37.:46:45.

and Efimova, brilliant. I didn't think I would see three making that

:46:45.:46:51.

sort of time. Efimova in the pink cow passed be pleased. Utterly

:46:51.:46:59.

brilliant. -- in the pink cap has to be pleased. She had really lost

:46:59.:47:06.

the 100 metres, but that has surely made up for it. A wonderful gold

:47:06.:47:13.

medal. Rebecca Soni with a new You are the first Olympian to

:47:13.:47:18.

actually defend your title at the Games. I wasn't thinking about any

:47:18.:47:24.

of that. I kept that all out of my mind and just stuck to the race.

:47:24.:47:29.

I'm so excited. You said yesterday you wanted to get under 20, and you

:47:29.:47:38.

did it. I did it. I have been chasing that for years and years.

:47:38.:47:43.

Back when I was in high school, the coach told me I would make 2.18 and

:47:43.:47:48.

I had been keeping that myself as a secret goals, but now I've done

:47:48.:47:53.

that great time. Trying to inspire young people at a home Olympics is

:47:53.:47:57.

one of those things, but even now you are saying your first coach is

:47:57.:48:01.

important to you. Absolutely. He believed in me more than any coach

:48:01.:48:07.

I have ever known. I have had tons of great coaches along the way, but

:48:08.:48:12.

he was someone I looked up to and he really pushed me to keep working

:48:12.:48:18.

harder. Than she very much. Well What a fantastic way to start the

:48:18.:48:23.

evening. That is Rebecca Soni's second world record of the games

:48:23.:48:30.

and she defends her title, going under 2.20 and we move straight on

:48:30.:48:37.

to the of Men's backstroke final. Tyler Clary and Ryan Lochte of the

:48:37.:48:46.

US, Lochte already a winner of the 400 metres individual melody. --

:48:46.:48:54.

medley. What does he do in terms of this race? Can he devoted all --

:48:54.:49:01.

give it his all and the same again later? That is a tough question. I

:49:01.:49:07.

would be saying that you have trained to be able to swing

:49:07.:49:11.

multiple races and events, and when you compare the races to what the

:49:11.:49:18.

guys do in training, he should be able to back it up in time. If he

:49:18.:49:22.

gets in a good swim here he will be hyped and ready to go. He comes,

:49:22.:49:28.

the defending champion in the event. Having had no one successfully

:49:28.:49:33.

defend an Olympic title, we could have two one after the other. Teen

:49:33.:49:42.

USA on their feet already. I think the thing is here, it is a case of

:49:42.:49:45.

that Lochte should win the race. If he goes fall out, he will win the

:49:45.:49:50.

race, but how much does he's back and save it for the individual

:49:50.:49:55.

medley. I think you'll do what is needed to win. I think the big race,

:49:55.:50:01.

the 200, later, he will need everything. Will we do lactate

:50:01.:50:06.

testing in training, and you give yourself 30 minutes, even 10

:50:07.:50:11.

minutes and go again and you did that - learn to deal with the pain.

:50:11.:50:17.

This is one of the most fatiguing races. Use -- used big muscles in

:50:17.:50:21.

your legs that produced the lactic acid. He will be tired, the one she

:50:21.:50:26.

start recovering from that, your body knows how to process it.

:50:26.:50:34.

lens of the pool -- four lengths. How many strokes to they know they

:50:34.:50:41.

have got coming? Everybody has their own stroke break. All eyes on

:50:41.:50:51.
:50:51.:51:04.

Irie. At the big boys in lane four and five and difficult to see past

:51:04.:51:10.

them. The defending champion is Ryan Lochte, the world champion as

:51:10.:51:20.
:51:20.:51:21.

well, but not the world record qualifier, but Ryan Lochte, we have

:51:21.:51:25.

not seen him at full bore. We wonder how he will swim this

:51:25.:51:30.

because he has the massive 200 medley came to head with the

:51:30.:51:35.

Michael Phelps threat shortly. think Lochte has to put everything

:51:35.:51:40.

into the race and swimmers if it is his only final tonight. We saw him

:51:40.:51:44.

in the heats and the semis playing around and then he blasted in the

:51:44.:51:48.

last length. But here he should be leading all the way. He will not

:51:48.:51:58.

give Tyler Clary a sniff, to be frank. Clary cannot have the

:51:58.:52:02.

confidence to be on his shoulder, but this is a race for Lochte to

:52:02.:52:10.

lose. Beautiful technique and Kawecki going well in lane number

:52:10.:52:20.
:52:20.:52:20.

two. Lochte first to the turn. Ryosuke Irie quick to the turn and

:52:20.:52:24.

he has not destroyed the field like he has done on the turns, and Tyler

:52:24.:52:31.

Clary is starting to attack him. This is not over. It is not over

:52:31.:52:35.

and he is looking a bit groggy. He is holding the water well, but

:52:35.:52:39.

coming into the turn he will need a massive one. He has lost a bit of

:52:39.:52:45.

his lead and they will turn close together. Lochte stays and a longer

:52:45.:52:49.

than the rest and comes up and this is going to be very big. I wonder

:52:49.:52:54.

if he can hold this. He did not have the best turn at all. Tyler

:52:54.:52:59.

Clary with a better one of the three. Tyler Clary looking good.

:52:59.:53:03.

Ryosuke Irie coming back. This is going to be really tight. It looks

:53:04.:53:09.

like it will be Tyler Clary or maybe even Ryosuke Irie. I my

:53:09.:53:14.

goodness me, it is Clary, a new Olympic record, and he wins gold,

:53:14.:53:22.

the silver goes to Ryosuke Irie of Japan, and Lochte gets the bronze.

:53:22.:53:28.

Well, Ryan Lochte is not superhuman after all, again. He has won more

:53:28.:53:34.

to recover and it is something that has shaken him. Clary cannot

:53:34.:53:40.

believe it, I think. He was behind on the first hundred. He was on

:53:40.:53:47.

Lochte shoulder and on the last term I thought Lochte looked tired.

:53:47.:53:53.

I am surprised he did not make the big difference there. He will go

:53:53.:53:58.

away, trying have a rest down for the 200 medley and Michael Phelps

:53:58.:54:03.

might be thinking, that is interesting. This is just

:54:03.:54:10.

extraordinary. Don't bet on swimming. It's not a good idea.

:54:10.:54:16.

Unbelievable. Look at that. He did not have the best turn with 25 to

:54:16.:54:20.

go. He was not leading and got caught up. In the end it wasn't

:54:20.:54:30.
:54:30.:54:30.

actually that close. 53.41 it. 53.9 made by Ryan Lochte E. He lost by

:54:30.:54:36.

half a second. That is huge. will have to regroup. You said it

:54:36.:54:40.

would have to be brutal to win boast finals, but take nothing away

:54:40.:54:43.

from Clary, he paced it fantastically well and not

:54:43.:54:47.

intimidated at all. The thing about the backstroke easy finish and you

:54:47.:54:56.

can see the scoreboard straight If I need to say thank-you to NBC

:54:56.:54:58.

because they are giving me the great American's first. You looked

:54:58.:55:04.

a little surprised at the end. is not really how I planned on the

:55:04.:55:08.

race panning out, but I stuck to my game plan and it worked out this

:55:08.:55:13.

time. I don't even really know what to say right now. You always think

:55:13.:55:17.

about having a result like that, but the first time it happens it is

:55:17.:55:24.

pretty incredible. You can wake me up now! Is your family in the

:55:24.:55:29.

audience? Have they been able to come over? My whole family is here

:55:29.:55:33.

and I imagine there are a lot of tears flowing. I love all of them

:55:33.:55:38.

and I am so happy they are here. Tell us about the nose clip. How

:55:38.:55:44.

important is it you? Everybody else blows air out through their nose,

:55:44.:55:48.

but I find it is it easier to do it under water with this. I am not

:55:48.:55:52.

able to keep water out of my nose as much as everyone else, so that

:55:52.:55:57.

is why I use it. Well good for you, and now you are an Olympic champion.

:55:57.:56:07.
:56:07.:56:08.

so. He upset stockholder -- and he sets an Olympic record in doing so

:56:08.:56:18.

and he upsets Ryan Lochte. Ryan Lochte made the mistake of saying

:56:18.:56:22.

that Michael Phelps had got there on talent alone. A big cheer behind

:56:22.:56:27.

us, because Lizzie Simmons is coming out for the semi-final of

:56:27.:56:32.

the 200 metres backstroke. She has got her big ear defenders on. But

:56:32.:56:35.

how surprised I either with Tyler Clary and all the talk before and

:56:35.:56:44.

has delivered? It was a different event about Michael. But around the

:56:44.:56:49.

hype, it was around another race, but he does fall into a very elite

:56:50.:56:56.

club where some of the things he can say now people will take more

:56:56.:57:01.

notice of. So well done to him. He surprised us. We thought it was all

:57:01.:57:07.

Lochte. I was going to say it is a good job we do not bet, because we

:57:07.:57:13.

would have lost a lot on that. You peg down some of the swimmers,

:57:13.:57:17.

thinking, they will win that one, they will win that one, but it

:57:17.:57:21.

shows that anything can happen and to retain your title he's really

:57:21.:57:25.

difficult. So when these guys are going for three in a row, it shows

:57:25.:57:35.

Good on Tyler Clary, and now he can savour that. Yeah, the right

:57:35.:57:42.

headlines now. He will be happy he is in the newspapers. Elizabeth

:57:42.:57:48.

diesel will be pretty hot favourite. The top eight times will go through

:57:48.:57:51.

to the final tomorrow. It is not about way you finish in the heat,

:57:51.:57:57.

it is about the time that she said. Let's rejoin Andy. -- the time that

:57:57.:58:07.
:58:07.:58:17.

of the picture. A great silver medal for her on the medley. The

:58:17.:58:23.

Chinese just flew pastor to take gold. On the left-hand side of the

:58:23.:58:33.
:58:33.:58:37.

shot, she will be at the top of the needs to control her nerves and

:58:37.:58:42.

control the first 25 metres and pick it up from there. Right at the

:58:42.:58:52.
:58:52.:58:57.

normally, and a very good start there. And look at that red hat at

:58:57.:59:04.

the top. She needs control it. perfect start from Lizzie. She is

:59:04.:59:14.
:59:14.:59:19.

leading all the way through now. overwhelmed there, but the crowds

:59:19.:59:24.

are now starting to shout for Lizzie. Great first 50 metres.

:59:24.:59:31.

Great use of the wall and she is outside the rest of the field. She

:59:31.:59:34.

is right on the Green Lane line, almost like she doesn't want to be

:59:35.:59:39.

in the same race. The rest are starting to come back a bit, and

:59:40.:59:45.

she has gone out pretty quick. The first 25 was just under the British

:59:45.:59:48.

record pace set by Gemma Spofforth. It looks like she will be in the

:59:48.:59:55.

hunt. Turning in third, but the top four are close. Great turn again.

:59:56.:00:02.

Very deep, though. Coming up again, same sort of angle. She is right on

:00:02.:00:06.

the line again. It is fascinating to watch, actually, almost like she

:00:06.:00:16.
:00:16.:00:20.

doesn't want to be in the same race. for the last 50. If you can hold

:00:20.:00:26.

what will now be 4th, or third place just, she will be fined. She

:00:26.:00:31.

is still under water. These terms are fantastic quality. She came out

:00:31.:00:38.

back in third place. Let's see what she has got left in her legs.

:00:38.:00:44.

field are coming back at Lizzie. She needs to get going. She is 4th,

:00:44.:00:54.
:00:54.:01:04.

but may be starting to fall into semi-final heat. Mega in was second.

:01:04.:01:14.
:01:14.:01:31.

I can only maybe C3 people that will go faster than that. As you

:01:31.:01:36.

have said before, the form book is out of the window. Elizabeth Beisel

:01:36.:01:42.

was very strong, finishing on the wall. Looking at the clock as she

:01:42.:01:51.

finishes, obviously happy with that. That was the best time for her,

:01:51.:02:01.
:02:01.:02:08.

2.618. The reaction says she has is it fast enough? The guys are

:02:08.:02:14.

just saying, is a fast enough? a little bit disappointed. It was

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better than this morning. I would have liked a little bit better.

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Still a decent swim. Experiencing this and being with the crowd,

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thank you to everyone who came to light. Don't count yourself out

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next -- yet. I will definitely be watching the next one. It could be

:02:41.:02:46.

very good to sneak in tomorrow night but I think I could miss out.

:02:46.:02:50.

We will keep our fingers crossed for you.

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I hope she does make it. The swimmers coming out now are for the

:02:56.:03:01.

second semi-final and includes Missy Franklin and Kirsty Coventry.

:03:01.:03:06.

She is 11 years older than Mr Franklin. It is amazing the age

:03:06.:03:10.

range. Something about Lizzie Simmonds, she is an insomniac, she

:03:10.:03:16.

reads a lot at night because she struggles to sleep. So swimming at

:03:16.:03:21.

night could be better? Yes, I have mentioned this before. In a country

:03:21.:03:25.

which does not have such strength and depth like America, she is not

:03:25.:03:29.

used to be shown herself in the morning. If you are an insomniac

:03:29.:03:32.

and not sleeping in the evening, she will probably have arrested

:03:32.:03:38.

during the day. A huge reception for Missy Franklin. And Kirsty

:03:38.:03:42.

Coventry who has been such a star over so many years. What

:03:42.:03:47.

consistency. The consistency as well and for a long time was the

:03:47.:03:51.

bridesmaid. She never won the gold at the Olympics but she has done

:03:51.:03:59.

that now and I was very glad to see that. With Kirsty Coventry, she is

:03:59.:04:06.

also the one going for three in a row. She won in 2004 and 2008.

:04:06.:04:11.

Stephanie Proud has got and handing -- a standing ovation. The home

:04:11.:04:17.

crowd is very much behind Turtle Stott she was a European junior

:04:17.:04:27.
:04:27.:04:38.

championship. -- the home crowd is Missy Franklin of the USA. Kirsty

:04:38.:04:48.
:04:48.:04:50.

Coventry, great to see her back. Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008.

:04:50.:04:57.

Coventry is in lane five, Franklin in lane four. Steph Proud will be

:04:57.:05:07.
:05:07.:05:24.

Franklin. Not so good for staff proud. She trains with Gemma

:05:24.:05:30.

Spofforth at the University of Florida. Write off the pace in

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:05:40.:06:20.

Coventry could repeat from 2004 and Andy's microphone has gone so why

:06:20.:06:25.

will keep going. Missy Franklin in the centre already has two gold

:06:25.:06:32.

medals and a bronze. Coventry is slipping back. Sinead Russell is

:06:32.:06:35.

fantastic here. Stephanie Proud is working hard to get back into the

:06:36.:06:45.
:06:46.:06:59.

wonder if she's going for the world record. She is really working hard.

:06:59.:07:05.

Stephanie Proud is in the hunt. She is starting to catch up with Sinead

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:07:15.:07:16.

rustle of Canada. This is great from Steph Proud. She gets the

:07:16.:07:26.
:07:26.:07:27.

touch in 4th. I think she is out and Lizzie Simmonds is in with that.

:07:27.:07:37.

I think she did. Simmons is in 7th and Steph prowled is a night. Not

:07:37.:07:45.

in, she is out. Lizzie Simmonds talked about thinking that it was

:07:45.:07:51.

not enough, she was not going to make it. Missy Franklin, a good

:07:51.:07:56.

swim but Elizabeth Beisel did a faster time in the first semi.

:07:56.:08:00.

Franklin dominating this particular final but apart from her, it was

:08:00.:08:10.
:08:10.:08:31.

second semi-final has been won by Mrs Franklin. The double champion

:08:31.:08:41.
:08:41.:08:43.

from the last two Olympic Games did you break your leg or

:08:43.:08:50.

something? I dislocated my knee cap at the end of March and then I got

:08:50.:08:55.

pneumonia in May. Guy I am really happy with that and making finals,

:08:55.:09:03.

I am pretty excited. It would be so lovely seeing you defend a title.

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am still going to try my best. I think it will be a lot harder than

:09:07.:09:13.

I wanted it to be. Life throws challenges that he and it is my 4th

:09:13.:09:16.

Olympics so I am enjoying being here and swimming with these

:09:16.:09:21.

awesome ladies. You are an amazing athlete, it is tough when they are

:09:21.:09:26.

11 years older. Yes, I think they recover a little quicker than I did

:09:26.:09:34.

but it is still really good! They it may bring Steph in. It was

:09:34.:09:38.

almost either you or Lizzie to get into the final spot. It is great

:09:38.:09:43.

that you are here. This is your chance to be in a home Olympics.

:09:43.:09:47.

Yes, I have just got to put everything into perspective. It is

:09:47.:09:54.

so hard. 4th is probably worst. least I can come back tomorrow and

:09:54.:10:00.

cheer on everybody. Thank you to talk to us and I am really glad to

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Oh, poor Stephane proud, that is awful. Unless somebody pulls out,

:10:10.:10:19.
:10:20.:10:23.

she will not make it into I would not mind seeing the

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qualifiers for the 200m breaststroke final. Kirsty Coventry,

:10:28.:10:33.

one of the rare things she does is go to the opening ceremony which is

:10:33.:10:37.

very rare for swimmers and she carried the flag for Zimbabwe here.

:10:37.:10:42.

What we saw here, none of the swimmers from the British team went.

:10:42.:10:46.

On the first couple of days they generally say do not go. Sometimes

:10:46.:10:54.

it is sensible. Kirsty Coventry in 2008 carried the flag round. I

:10:54.:11:00.

remember I carried the flag. I said, what are you doing here, at the

:11:00.:11:04.

Games begin tomorrow and she said the games do not begin until I walk.

:11:04.:11:09.

She loves the Olympic Games. Don't rule Kirsty commentary out of a

:11:09.:11:19.
:11:19.:11:22.

medal. Elizabeth Beisel will be fastest but Paul Stephanie Proud

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:11:32.:11:53.

start. The white hat of Brazil, the defending champion going well.

:11:53.:12:03.
:12:03.:12:26.

Colin James, the 6 ft 5 giant of an freestyle. George Bovell of

:12:26.:12:36.
:12:36.:12:58.

Trinidad, a giant 6 ft 5, fastest 58 swimmers started out in that and

:12:58.:13:02.

it has the broadest range of countries represented as well. It

:13:02.:13:12.
:13:12.:13:15.

was your event, Mark, can you pick a winner? It is a blanket. Carwyn

:13:15.:13:23.

Jones, it is one of those events where the stroke, event and finish.

:13:23.:13:28.

That was about the speed and Ryan log to is about recovery. There he

:13:28.:13:33.

is in the diving pool gently warming down. -- and Ryan Lochte.

:13:34.:13:38.

He will be back shortly for the final of the men's 200m individual

:13:38.:13:45.

medley. A lovely shot. We have not seen that, seeing somebody do extra

:13:45.:13:50.

laps to get the recovery. Ryan Lochte is doing it in the diving

:13:50.:13:54.

pool. Absolutely. We will be back here later.

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Thank you. I have canoe slalom heroes with us, Etienne Stott and

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Tim Baillie, many congratulations, a brilliant performance. Can you

:14:04.:14:10.

believe it has happened? No. Saying it is unbelievable a hundred times

:14:10.:14:16.

will not do it justice. It is just a dream. What can you say? Tim,

:14:16.:14:24.

describe your emotions to us? totally surreal, really. I'm just

:14:24.:14:29.

basking in the glow a little bit. It is really nice. It has not

:14:29.:14:34.

really sunk in yet. It is Britain's first ever gold medal in canoeing,

:14:34.:14:41.

you are proudly showing them off, quite right, too. You were not even

:14:41.:14:48.

be fancied pairing because the other guys qualified fastest, David

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Florence and Richard Hounslow. You went first because you wear the

:14:53.:14:59.

slowest qualifiers? Yes, we had not had the best run in the semi-final

:14:59.:15:03.

but we managed to get in and spent time looking at the video to see

:15:03.:15:07.

where we wanted to improve our time and we just got out there and had a

:15:07.:15:14.

go at it. It is an incredible event, isn't it? When you are going

:15:14.:15:20.

upstream, it looks incredibly tough. This, the upstream gates are in the

:15:20.:15:23.

slack water so some people feel you are paddling against the water, you

:15:23.:15:28.

actually trying to paddle with the water. You are harnessing the power

:15:28.:15:38.
:15:38.:15:41.

of the river at all points and it Is it a contrast in workload from

:15:41.:15:46.

the front and the back? You get a different view from the front, but

:15:46.:15:51.

from the back you get more control, say you have to do the same thing

:15:51.:15:57.

at the same time. Are you shouting at each other at that stage? A we

:15:57.:16:00.

don't communicate in the run. The reason we trained together is so we

:16:00.:16:05.

have the same way of looking at everything. We plan very carefully

:16:05.:16:10.

before we start, and once we are going we haven't got the spare air

:16:10.:16:16.

to be talking. If we have a big mistake, then we might say

:16:16.:16:20.

something to switch to the other plan, but normally it is just all

:16:20.:16:25.

guns blazing. And they're all sorts of people watching. Great crowds

:16:25.:16:29.

there as well. Could you hear them as you were going? Yes, he was

:16:29.:16:33.

amazing. Whenever there was a British boat on the Starline you

:16:33.:16:39.

could hear it from miles away. -- the start line. Lots of support

:16:39.:16:44.

from people, friends and family, and it was great so many people

:16:44.:16:49.

were there to share it. It is an achievement for the sport as a

:16:49.:16:54.

whole. So, you set the time at the start, going first, and you must

:16:54.:16:58.

have felt you had done well. Then you sit back and have to watch the

:16:58.:17:03.

other five teams going. I know it is not very sporting, but you must

:17:03.:17:08.

hope they make some mistakes. People say that, and there is a

:17:08.:17:12.

part of the that does that, but the way we set the race up was to go

:17:12.:17:16.

out and give it our best. To absolutely hit the run as hard as

:17:16.:17:19.

we could. In the end the run started to look as though it was

:17:19.:17:24.

the 6th best, then the 5th, then the 4th and by the end it was the

:17:24.:17:29.

best, and how did that happen? We were really very happy to be in

:17:29.:17:36.

that place and raced so hard. of messages of support and

:17:36.:17:44.

congratulations. David Florence They were the last team to go, and

:17:44.:17:52.

it must be slightly mixed emotions for all four of you. I think so. We

:17:52.:17:56.

would prefer to win, but the chance of us getting first and second was

:17:56.:18:00.

amazing, and we had done our best, and if they did better than they

:18:00.:18:03.

deserved to win and it would have been fair enough and we would have

:18:03.:18:07.

been happy with the silver. When we made it to the final, we thought we

:18:07.:18:13.

would be at least six, and we just kept ticking our way up. Because it

:18:13.:18:17.

is not a head to head, as such, the rivalries is more like a

:18:17.:18:24.

camaraderie because it is every one against the course. You also be the

:18:24.:18:29.

twins who have been invincible in this Olympic event. 4th they are

:18:29.:18:34.

the model crew. We watched them all the time, they are the reference

:18:34.:18:42.

point of our sport. It was a great shot they were going for to get

:18:42.:18:48.

another title, but somehow we managed to get in the way. You said

:18:48.:18:51.

your greatest achievement was being Bedfordshire Sports personality of

:18:51.:18:55.

the year it before now, and I think you might have matched it. It is

:18:55.:19:00.

one of the achievements I put on my CV! It is a crazy things we have

:19:00.:19:04.

done today. It is a massive thing for our sport and for ourselves,

:19:04.:19:08.

and hopefully we have helped Great Britain out a little bit. One of

:19:08.:19:14.

you said that you came out as the same guys going into the event, but

:19:14.:19:20.

a few hours after, are you? For a exactly. The things I do for the

:19:20.:19:23.

next couple of days are a bit different, but the stuff we are

:19:23.:19:27.

looking forward to doing, and getting into over the next few

:19:27.:19:32.

weeks is the same. With your gold medals are sure you'll be a

:19:32.:19:35.

contender for the team award for Sports personality of the year.

:19:35.:19:41.

Thanks for coming. Brilliant stuff. Back to Clare, Mark and Ian at the

:19:41.:19:50.

To congratulate shins to the guys, but we were discussing the quick

:19:50.:19:53.

turnaround for the guys. Ryan Lochte got straight into the diving

:19:53.:19:55.

Lochte got straight into the diving pool because he is in the final of

:19:56.:19:59.

this and so is James Goddard of Great Britain, he will be the first

:19:59.:20:03.

to walk out in a second or two, trying to win his first medal at a

:20:03.:20:10.

world or Olympic event. A huge noise for James. And he is really

:20:10.:20:16.

enjoying this. 29 years old now. A Commonwealth Games double gold

:20:16.:20:20.

medallist in Delhi. You are making fun of his rucksack. I just thought

:20:20.:20:26.

it looked like he was going to school! He finished 4th in the 2004

:20:26.:20:33.

Olympic Games and six in 2008 and it would be amazing if he could win

:20:33.:20:37.

a medal in this race because it is packed full of superstars. And you

:20:37.:20:47.
:20:47.:20:57.

dinner with last night. He now has 19 Olympic medals to his name, 15

:20:57.:21:01.

of them gold and he is trying to win this 200 metres individual

:21:01.:21:05.

medley for the third time in a row. Ryan Lochte coming out still wet,

:21:05.:21:10.

you can see it through his T-shirt, because he has had not time to dry

:21:10.:21:14.

off. What was your quickest turnaround between finals? Eight

:21:14.:21:23.

minutes. He has had nearly 28. is saying he has had it easy.

:21:23.:21:27.

not say that at all. But have you got enough time to get your head

:21:28.:21:32.

right? It is telling yourself to calm down but you have to be up for

:21:32.:21:41.

the final. This guy could be a danger, Tiago Ferreira. -- Thiago

:21:41.:21:46.

Pereira. The field is stacked. I would say that these guys are going

:21:46.:21:51.

in fresh and I might give it to Lochte, with the disappointment of

:21:51.:21:55.

the 200 backstroke, Michael Phelps will have been sat there thinking

:21:55.:22:00.

they are rested and ready. If they are going to get in, they will get

:22:00.:22:08.

him now. This guy, Markus Deibler get Sir -- Markus Deibler gets a

:22:08.:22:13.

place in the final. One qualifier decided to focus on the 200

:22:13.:22:16.

butterfly, which could be bad news for Michael Phelps because he has

:22:16.:22:23.

already beaten him in the 100 butterfly. Now he is taking him on.

:22:23.:22:28.

But can Michael Phelps win this for his third Olympic Games in a row?

:22:28.:22:32.

Can Ryan Lochte get a goal? Can James Goddard get a medal? All

:22:32.:22:42.
:22:42.:22:46.

questions that will be answered in absolute shocker on his 400 medley.

:22:46.:22:49.

He raced Michael Phelps and they went a bit too slow. Phelps just

:22:50.:22:56.

made the finals and Laszlo jaded not. He should be an angry man here.

:22:56.:23:03.

-- Laszlo Cseh 8 did not. This is his last chance. He is in No. 5. He

:23:03.:23:08.

could be dangerous. Lochte Int four, the double defending champion,

:23:08.:23:18.
:23:18.:23:24.

metres individual medley and a good start from Michael Phelps. Tactics

:23:24.:23:28.

will be interesting because Phelps has the fastest flight but after

:23:28.:23:33.

that it is interesting. Lochte has the best backed strike. Goddard are

:23:33.:23:38.

doing quite well on the fly. And usually he has a blue cap rather

:23:38.:23:42.

than the red ones the British have been wearing. I think he is a

:23:42.:23:46.

Manchester City fan. Lochte needs to make a move on the back straight.

:23:46.:23:53.

There has been a lot of analysis of the splits from the coaches and

:23:53.:23:58.

Lochte looking to make a move, but he is not. Phelps is very, very

:23:58.:24:04.

determined here. Look at that. Big, strong arm course. Gone are not out

:24:04.:24:10.

of it but Lochte the best breaststroke a -- Goddard not out

:24:10.:24:17.

of it. Michael Phelps has worked his legs massively hard. First on

:24:17.:24:23.

the turn, then second was Thiago Pereira. But if Lochte is going to

:24:23.:24:28.

get this he has to go now. He needs to make a big move. Goddard right

:24:28.:24:33.

at the top and he is in 4th or 5th. The rest of the field in the centre

:24:33.:24:38.

coming back at Phelps. But look at Phelps go. If I cannot see him

:24:38.:24:44.

losing this. Phelps is really, really determined. Just off world

:24:44.:24:49.

record pace. Lochte had a good. I wonder if he has enough energy.

:24:49.:24:55.

Surely he will go for the gold. Phelps has to hang on. Lochte looks

:24:55.:25:01.

like he's coming back. He is right on the world record. This is an

:25:01.:25:04.

awesome final. Michael Phelps may get it back, but Lochte are not

:25:04.:25:10.

giving up. He is coming back, but I think it will be Phelps. It is

:25:10.:25:15.

Lochte's world record, and it still is, but gold to Phelps. Finally he

:25:15.:25:23.

wins gold. Three in a row. Well, we spent a long time talking about it,

:25:23.:25:29.

but the great Michael Phelps has just won his 20th Olympic medal.

:25:29.:25:34.

And finally he has won it, and individual gold medal, and look at

:25:34.:25:43.

his face. The relief after he won Finally he has won an individual

:25:43.:25:49.

one, three titles in a row. Athens, gold, Beijing, gold, and the way he

:25:49.:25:56.

attacked the he did not want to give it up. He said after his last

:25:56.:26:01.

leg in the McFly, once he had broken through most of the medals

:26:01.:26:04.

ever it was like the weight of the world was off his shoulders and

:26:04.:26:08.

this was the race he desperately wanted to win. He looks like he

:26:08.:26:14.

committed everything he had got. That is a big gold medal for

:26:14.:26:21.

Michael Phelps, showing the class that he has. Committed, determined.

:26:21.:26:25.

He is not finished there, but he is now. To get three gold medals like

:26:25.:26:35.
:26:35.:26:42.

this, and other historical landmark. individual gold at London 2012.

:26:42.:26:47.

it is goals to Michael Phelps in very nearly world record pace. --

:26:47.:26:57.
:26:57.:27:01.

If I am so pleased. He is utterly James, you had to go for that, boom

:27:01.:27:08.

or bust? Yes, I did have to go for it. I paid for it down the back 100

:27:08.:27:13.

metres. A fantastic experience and to be at this Olympic Games is a

:27:14.:27:19.

treat. Not the most perfect of preparations. A bit of a tough year

:27:19.:27:23.

with the training and all sorts of situations at home. But this is

:27:23.:27:27.

hopefully not the end of you, James. You been around a long time. I just

:27:27.:27:37.
:27:37.:27:38.

need to go back and evaluate. not know it Eike -- how I have not

:27:38.:27:42.

gone as quick. I have been training great, but I just don't know why.

:27:42.:27:48.

Do you wish you had Swanage differently? A no, I had to go for

:27:48.:27:52.

it. It was kind of the only way. I spoke to my coach and we said,

:27:52.:27:58.

let's just go for it, and that is what I did. EV will always be proud

:27:58.:28:07.

A shame for Goddard. We may see him at the Commonwealth Games in

:28:07.:28:13.

Glasgow. Reaction from you, Ian, to Michael Phelps winning his 16th

:28:13.:28:18.

gold medal and his 20th in total. It is extraordinary. The first man

:28:18.:28:24.

in the world to be able to defend his Olympic title twice, so the

:28:24.:28:27.

three consecutive Olympic golds in this event for Michael Phelps.

:28:27.:28:33.

Bravo. The first one to defend a title was Rebecca Sony, but to do

:28:33.:28:39.

it twice is an incredible achievement -- Rebecca Soni. I am

:28:40.:28:45.

glad that he has swam well and it is now that Michael Fox can relax a

:28:45.:28:49.

bit. And this is the last time we will see Michael Phelps swimming

:28:49.:28:53.

competitively. He was heaving at the end. He had put everything his

:28:53.:29:01.

body had been to the race and it paid off. With every race, his

:29:01.:29:05.

favourite event, he didn't win it. And coming into this, if Lochte had

:29:05.:29:13.

been fresh, who knows? The answer is Phelps, and he still has his

:29:13.:29:18.

semi-final to come and there will be more from the guys. If you would

:29:18.:29:23.

like to watch basketball on BBC Three, the British men are in

:29:23.:29:28.

action, playing Spain. And for or Dr Who fans, you will be looking

:29:28.:29:38.
:29:38.:29:50.

So how much trouble are we in? You've got me. What are you waiting

:29:50.:30:00.
:30:00.:30:13.

We are very cross with you! Masters, the Daleks, all the people

:30:13.:30:18.

died because of my mercy. This is what happens when you travel alone

:30:18.:30:28.
:30:28.:30:56.

for too long. Don't be scared. Who killed all of the Daleks?

:30:56.:31:06.
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Let go back in time. In judo it had been a disappointing week for Team

:31:12.:31:17.

GB with no one progressing beyond the quarter-finals until today. The

:31:17.:31:22.

pressure was on for Gemma Gibbons, 25-year-old local London and

:31:22.:31:26.

girlfriend of Euan Burton who was so disappointed after his defeat

:31:26.:31:32.

yesterday. Could Gemma deliver a second judo medal since her coach

:31:32.:31:42.
:31:42.:31:54.

Kate Howey 12 years ago? She won a smashed the Portuguese to the floor

:31:54.:32:01.

with an ippon. And she has brought the ExCel centre alive. All she has

:32:01.:32:06.

ever wanted to be is an Olympian. She never dreamt she would mark her

:32:06.:32:13.

debut with an ippon against one of the better players in the world.

:32:13.:32:18.

Gemma Gibbons. The mountain has just got a bit steeper. The

:32:18.:32:26.

Mongolian mountain might be a tougher one to Crest. She has

:32:26.:32:35.

turned it. And German Gibbons is ahead with the yuko. She has done

:32:35.:32:43.

it -- Gemma Gibbons. She has only gone and booked a place in the

:32:43.:32:53.
:32:53.:32:59.

semi-final. She is nearly there. mum is her biggest inspiration. She

:32:59.:33:03.

died eight years ago. Some way she is watching her daughter fight at

:33:03.:33:13.
:33:13.:33:24.

the London Olympics. -- somewhere. year bridge has been bridged in

:33:24.:33:30.

glorious fashion. The tears of an Olympic finalist. Gemma Gibbons

:33:30.:33:39.

will win a medal. The Olympic final. The American Kayla Harrison, the

:33:39.:33:49.
:33:49.:33:51.

Londoner Gemma Gibbons. She has just notched up the first point.

:33:51.:34:01.

She has a split second to attack. Another yuko scored. The American

:34:01.:34:08.

is now a leading by two yukos. Gemma Gibbons has got to do

:34:08.:34:14.

something now. And it is not going to be gold. That will go to the USA.

:34:14.:34:20.

For the first time in the history of their women's judo team.

:34:20.:34:24.

still hasn't sunk in. It feels a bit like a dream but amazing at the

:34:24.:34:34.

And here she is. You were ranked 42 in the world, you were injured for

:34:34.:34:39.

six months, you could not have dreamt of doing that. Kate Howey is

:34:39.:34:42.

alongside you. Were you surprised by your achievements? They

:34:42.:34:45.

obviously thought I could do something which is why I carried on

:34:45.:34:48.

training full-time but I am pretty surprised at how well I have done

:34:48.:34:53.

today. I was hoping obviously to win a couple of matches and get in

:34:53.:34:57.

the top seven but I have exceeded all my own expectations today.

:34:57.:35:02.

crowd really got behind you, the atmosphere seemed amazing, even on

:35:02.:35:07.

television. Yes, the crowd were phenomenal, each and every fight

:35:07.:35:11.

they got behind me and kept me going. There were some pretty tough

:35:11.:35:15.

fights out there and hearing them in the background spurred me on.

:35:15.:35:19.

Kate, you were the last woman to win a medal 12 years ago, are you

:35:19.:35:28.

proud? Unbelievably proud. I wanted to get help when -- help people win

:35:28.:35:32.

Olympic medals. To sit here 12 years on with somebody who I have

:35:32.:35:37.

been with since they were 16 or 17 years old is phenomenal. It is such

:35:37.:35:42.

an immense emotion. That is why I started to cry. Is it nerve-

:35:42.:35:47.

racking? Yes, terrible. I said, at least when you worry fighter, you

:35:47.:35:53.

were in control. When you're on the side watching, I want to jump out

:35:53.:35:59.

and help but full credit to Gemma. Absolutely fantastic. There are a

:35:59.:36:01.

couple of special messages and tweets which are coming through all

:36:01.:36:07.

the time. Lots of goodwill messages. This was early on. Some great

:36:07.:36:13.

moments, this was the only round. You turned things around. Yes, I

:36:13.:36:18.

managed with the support of the crowd to turn a contest which

:36:19.:36:23.

wasn't going my way around. when you won that semi-final, you

:36:23.:36:29.

looked up to the sky, was that a message to your mum? I said, I love

:36:29.:36:33.

you, mum. She did everything tell me succeed in judo and I do not

:36:33.:36:38.

good chance to say thank you so that was mine away. An amazing

:36:38.:36:43.

emotion. You did yourself proud and everybody proud. A thanks. When you

:36:44.:36:51.

were in there and you have got to the final, it is such a massive

:36:51.:36:56.

advantage because they can hang on, you were desperately trying to get

:36:56.:37:01.

another ippon like you had got in the semi-finals. I gave it

:37:01.:37:04.

everything and unfortunately it was not enough this time. I tried my

:37:04.:37:09.

best and a good day all round. you look at the screen you will see

:37:09.:37:12.

lots of different messages going through from athletes at the

:37:12.:37:17.

Olympics. Zoe Smith, the weightlifter says you are

:37:17.:37:22.

incredible. I was sat in the BBC room, there were 100 people

:37:22.:37:26.

absolutely glued to the TV and cheering the one. There was no

:37:26.:37:30.

bigger cheer than when you got the ippon in the semi-final, it was a

:37:30.:37:35.

magical moment. We were all on our feet for a throw in judo. Who would

:37:35.:37:40.

have thought?! That is the thing. Judo is not a big sport in Britain

:37:40.:37:45.

and I hope this metal today can change that. That message is from

:37:45.:37:53.

your boyfriend. He says, I am so proud of my girl. You were watching

:37:53.:37:56.

him in the first round. He broke down in the interview after he lost

:37:56.:38:02.

because he was so upset. Yes, obviously really hard for him. It

:38:02.:38:08.

is probably one of his last Olympic Games and he is one of the best

:38:08.:38:14.

people out there. Going out and not realising his dream, it was really

:38:14.:38:19.

disappointing for him and everyone who loves him. That was pretty hard.

:38:19.:38:25.

It is brutal, Sport. Four years is the big moment and it can turn,

:38:25.:38:30.

especially in judo, one little flip and it is all over. One minute you

:38:30.:38:33.

can be in the lead and then something has happened under a flat

:38:33.:38:37.

on your back and you have lost it. Sometimes it can be four years of

:38:37.:38:42.

work for ten seconds on a judo mat. What does this mean for British

:38:42.:38:46.

judo? I think for the next generation that is coming through,

:38:46.:38:51.

it is a massive boost for British judo. There has been a 12 year wait

:38:51.:38:58.

for a metal so to get the youngsters in and for an idle to be

:38:58.:39:02.

looked at, just to get everybody engrossed in it. She has done the

:39:02.:39:07.

job. The whole thing has lifted the mood, the team is starting to win

:39:07.:39:12.

medals, is that noticeable within the village? I have not been there

:39:12.:39:17.

at all today. I have not been back. When GB got their first gold, I

:39:17.:39:21.

think the mood did lift a little and everyone thinks, we can do this

:39:21.:39:25.

now and everyone is getting behind each other. You are a London girl

:39:25.:39:28.

so an Olympics in your home town and a silver medal does not get

:39:28.:39:35.

much better? Only one better and it is pretty fantastic. It was totally

:39:35.:39:39.

impressive and you did your country proud, you really did. Well done.

:39:39.:39:44.

Thank you. We can go back to the swimming. Fran Halsall is coming up.

:39:44.:39:49.

We can join Clare Balding, Ian and Mark.

:39:49.:39:53.

Lots of people are asking what is the temperature of the swimming

:39:53.:40:03.
:40:03.:40:06.

pool and is it heated? 25.7 to 26 degrees. They have a swimming --

:40:06.:40:09.

they have the public pool warmer because people swim slower so they

:40:09.:40:13.

have that at 30 degrees. If you were a public swimmer, you would

:40:14.:40:23.

think that Paul was cold. -- that swimming pool.

:40:23.:40:27.

The only unheated swimming is in the open-water swimming which will

:40:27.:40:33.

be next week. That will beat in the Serpentine. I would not be able to

:40:33.:40:37.

do that because I would not know where to go. We have seen Ryan

:40:37.:40:41.

Lochte twice, it did not pay off for him, only a bronze and silver

:40:41.:40:48.

where he expected to win two golds. Is that bad luck or bad planning?

:40:48.:40:52.

What we do not know is how strong the races will be. Ryan Lochte

:40:52.:40:56.

would have thought he could come into this, recover from the semi-

:40:57.:40:59.

finals and do all of these things and have good shots that all of

:40:59.:41:04.

these races. It may have been a mistake. Having hindsight on your

:41:04.:41:10.

side, to be spread across so many races. But it also could be the

:41:10.:41:14.

fact that he knew Michael Phelps was the main one, he might have

:41:14.:41:20.

concentrated more on the medley than his backstroke. Lochte's loss

:41:20.:41:25.

was Tyler Clary's game. He has just picked up his metal. And also

:41:25.:41:30.

Michael Phelps' game. He keeps extending his record-breaking

:41:30.:41:33.

achievements. He has gone far beyond what anyone has done before

:41:33.:41:39.

and what anyone is likely to do again. It has been phenomenal

:41:39.:41:43.

watching Michael Phelps at his last Olympic Games. We move on to the

:41:43.:41:51.

100m freestyle. We have the 6 ft 1 metre tall Missy Franklin. She has

:41:51.:41:55.

a wingspan bigger than her height. Is your wingspan bigger than your

:41:55.:42:05.

height? I have arms, not wings! You-know-what I mean. She is only

:42:05.:42:11.

17, she has been lovely through these games. It may be taking its

:42:11.:42:16.

toll. The smile when she walks out but it drops quite quickly. A

:42:16.:42:24.

little bit different when we first saw her. Ranomi Kromowidjojo has a

:42:24.:42:31.

good chance for the Netherlands. This is the event in which Dawn

:42:31.:42:36.

Fraser won back to back medals in 1956, 1960 and 1964, one of the

:42:36.:42:46.
:42:46.:42:51.

After Yi Tang you will see Fran Halsall who says her disadvantage

:42:51.:42:56.

in this is she is very slight. There is not a lot of her. She is

:42:56.:43:01.

no where near the others in height. But she is pretty laid back and

:43:01.:43:06.

pretty cool and she will enjoy this. The beauty of Fran is she loves the

:43:06.:43:14.

crowd, she loves the noise. She is a showgirl. She is crab-like across

:43:14.:43:22.

the surface of the water. Are it is at skimming a rock across the pond.

:43:22.:43:32.
:43:32.:43:42.

But very fast turnover. She is very three for the USA. They are the

:43:42.:43:50.

fastest women in the world. Ranomi Kromowidjojo has recovered from

:43:50.:43:57.

viral meningitis. Fran Halsall has looked very good. Used the crowd,

:43:58.:44:07.
:44:08.:44:10.

Fran, use the crowd. The medals could come from either side. Fran

:44:10.:44:13.

and just occur in 7 and 8 are strong. It is one of those final

:44:13.:44:19.

switch is too tough to call. She could get a medal. She will need

:44:19.:44:29.
:44:29.:44:38.

middle by Ranomi Kromowidjojo. But also very quick, Jeanette Ottesen

:44:39.:44:48.

Gray from Denmark. It is a good position for Halsall. She needs to

:44:48.:44:58.
:44:58.:45:09.

but she is in a decent place at the moment. She could win this. The

:45:09.:45:13.

fastest woman in the world is Ranomi Kromowidjojo from the

:45:13.:45:23.
:45:23.:45:35.

Netherlands in the centre. Come on, Adrian. I didn't know she could get

:45:35.:45:42.

through it. At 75 metres she had put herself in a great position,

:45:42.:45:49.

but Kromowidjojo still too strong. A very strong girl. He the two

:45:49.:45:56.

world champions we saw at the top of the race, they took out the race.

:45:56.:46:01.

Kromowidjojo coming out of the Turn second, breathing over to the left,

:46:01.:46:06.

but she would have known where they were. A good, straight arm. Taking

:46:06.:46:16.
:46:16.:46:17.

the extra stroke. The favourite takes the gold. At the top of your

:46:17.:46:22.

picture, Kromowidjojo. That was bizarre. She got there and stopped

:46:22.:46:32.
:46:32.:46:32.

and just touched them. Well, that is what it means. The Olympic

:46:32.:46:37.

champion, Ranomi Kromowidjojo. Herasimenia in silver. Yi Tang in

:46:37.:46:47.
:46:47.:46:48.

bronze. And in 6th, Fran Halsall. great silver in a lane one for

:46:48.:46:56.

Herasimenia. She used to speed, she has great speed. Kromowidjojo and

:46:56.:47:01.

coping with the pressure. A pretty partisan crowd. But she managed to

:47:01.:47:11.
:47:11.:47:12.

I know you gave that everything you have got, and it is also close.

:47:12.:47:19.

Like you say, just didn't have it today. One of those things, isn't

:47:19.:47:24.

it? Can't change it now, but I gave it my best shot. That's all I can

:47:24.:47:30.

do. Quite a lot of races at the Olympics that don't go to form.

:47:30.:47:35.

Look at the guys racing, Lochte and Phelps, just racing. It is just

:47:35.:47:40.

racing. I knew I needed to put in a good race tonight and the time just

:47:40.:47:45.

was not there. Not really much more right can say. Police I still have

:47:45.:47:52.

the 50 metres to come. -- at least I still have the 50 metres to come.

:47:52.:48:00.

For you go and get your swim down, Paul Fran Halsall. Anything you

:48:00.:48:04.

could say to her that would make her feel better? She sounds so

:48:04.:48:11.

broken. It is devastating. World silver medallist last year, and

:48:11.:48:16.

that was not fast. 53.0 was not that tough, but she knows she could

:48:16.:48:21.

have come away with a medal at 53.3 and it shows how disappointing it

:48:21.:48:25.

is. It is one of those things. You have to get it right at the right

:48:25.:48:32.

time. Michael Jamieson is the only swimmer who has set a new personal

:48:32.:48:39.

before as a member of Team GB. We will be back in the Paul it later,

:48:39.:48:44.

but that was the first non-American gold medal, so the Dutch have a

:48:44.:48:49.

chance to celebrate -- back in the swimming pool. The athletics *

:48:49.:48:52.

tomorrow and every Olympic Games tends to have one athlete above all

:48:52.:49:02.

of us who becomes the focus of the host nation's hoax. -- hopes.

:49:02.:49:07.

the opportunity of a lifetime. To compete at a home Olympics should

:49:07.:49:11.

be an experience to enjoy, to treasure. Book for just a handful

:49:11.:49:16.

of athletes the honour has been accompanied by an indescribable

:49:16.:49:21.

burden, because they are the face of the Games. This phenomenon is

:49:21.:49:26.

about timing and a talent burning at its brightest, fuelled by craft

:49:26.:49:31.

and dedication. The embers of expectations stoked by the public

:49:31.:49:36.

hopes and dreams become a roaring inferno fed by the media consumed

:49:36.:49:40.

worldwide. Everywhere you look, every way you turn, you will see

:49:40.:49:49.

the face of the Games. The first Olympian subjected to such scrutiny

:49:49.:49:55.

was Carl Lewis in Los Angeles in 1984. Equalling Jesse Owens's four

:49:55.:50:02.

gold medals and a games catapult at him to a sporting great. -- at

:50:02.:50:06.

eight games catapulted him to a sporting great. At Atlanta, he was

:50:06.:50:11.

me. Could I be the first man to win both the 204 hundred at an

:50:12.:50:17.

Olympics? People predict, they assume, of course he will do it --

:50:17.:50:21.

the 204 hundred metres. But those guys at the start line are not

:50:21.:50:27.

making up the numbers. No one else is going to run it for you. People

:50:27.:50:32.

talk about getting into the zone, tunnel vision. You are out of that

:50:32.:50:36.

finish line, crystal-clear, surroundings irrelevant. The crowd

:50:36.:50:44.

may scream and sheer, but we hear nothing but the Bank of the gun. --

:50:44.:50:52.

the band of the gun. In Sydney 12 years ago, Cathy Freeman was

:50:52.:50:55.

representing the past, present and future. Lighting the flame in the

:50:55.:50:58.

opening ceremony was an ordeal in itself. It took guts to step away

:50:58.:51:05.

from those vital preparations just days before the competition started.

:51:05.:51:10.

It required an appreciation of the bigger picture, of what hosting the

:51:10.:51:16.

Olympics meant for the nation. Right now I want to go home and

:51:16.:51:23.

have a cry, to be honest. In the face of the Games does not

:51:23.:51:33.
:51:33.:51:34.

guarantee triumph. Four years ago in Beijing the greatest withdrew

:51:34.:51:40.

after aggravating an old injury. is almost in tears. Why see even

:51:40.:51:44.

fit to compete? You cannot underestimate the pressure that

:51:44.:51:50.

comes with 1 billion fans urging you to race for them. So who is the

:51:50.:51:59.

face of London 2012? Step forward Jessica Ennis. Hopes of home gold

:51:59.:52:03.

are higher than we have ever known. It is a lot to take. The pressure

:52:03.:52:10.

cooker of expectation. Her talent is burning bright, fuelled by hard

:52:10.:52:15.

graft and dedication. The embers of expectation, stoked by the British

:52:15.:52:19.

public's hopes and dreams, have become a roaring inferno fanned by

:52:19.:52:26.

the media consumed world wide. This quiet girl from Sheffield has it

:52:26.:52:34.

all, except one thing. Her dream, her nation's dream, home and

:52:34.:52:44.
:52:44.:52:49.

This is where it all unfold over the next week or so. The nation's

:52:49.:52:54.

expectations or on the shoulders of a young girl. Someone who knows

:52:54.:52:58.

what that pressure is like is Denise Lewis, who won this event,

:52:58.:53:02.

Jessica Ennis's event 12 years ago. You know exactly what it takes,

:53:02.:53:08.

Denise. Has she got what it takes? I know what it takes to win and

:53:08.:53:13.

Jessica absolutely has that. But can she cope with the pressure? I

:53:13.:53:19.

think she can. I really do. I think she brings a unique quality to the

:53:19.:53:27.

event. She is calm, she has focused, she is driven and I think one of

:53:27.:53:31.

the prerequisites for a great games is a healthy body, and she has that

:53:31.:53:37.

as well. I hope she wasn't watching it because it put goose bumps down

:53:37.:53:43.

the back of my neck, but that might be Michael Johnson's voice. But the

:53:43.:53:46.

expectancy is large and the nation is willing her to do well, and

:53:46.:53:52.

sometimes that can be a hard thing to handle. As I said, Jessica has a

:53:52.:53:57.

great team around her. She is very focused, driven and has been away

:53:57.:54:01.

preparing in Portugal, so she has removed herself from this pressure

:54:01.:54:07.

cooker. She is back now, she flew in yesterday. Judging from the

:54:07.:54:13.

people I have spoken to they said she seems really relaxed. And I

:54:13.:54:17.

think that in itself says a lot about her. She missed Beijing and

:54:18.:54:23.

that hurt her badly, so she knows what it means, to be at the Olympic

:54:23.:54:27.

Games and be in with a shot of delivering her best performance. I

:54:27.:54:31.

feel confident, based on what I've seen. She has been in good form.

:54:32.:54:37.

She broke your record, quite recently. She broke the British

:54:37.:54:41.

record in May and what pleased me about that record was that the

:54:41.:54:47.

events that caused her the most problems like the javelin, which

:54:47.:54:51.

was a tricky event for her, which cost her the gold medal last year

:54:51.:54:57.

in Daegu, she got a personal best. The long jumper can be inconsistent

:54:57.:55:02.

but she got a personal best as well, 6.51, which puts their right up

:55:02.:55:07.

there. Her second day was always a bit dodgy, but now she is in with a

:55:07.:55:12.

shot. She will certainly have the nation's support and we wish her

:55:12.:55:22.
:55:22.:55:26.

well. She starts tomorrow morning Olympics here in London to the

:55:26.:55:29.

undoubted international face of these games and the games before

:55:29.:55:34.

and the one before, Michael Phelps, collecting his gold medal for the

:55:34.:55:42.

His body was heaving after that. He gave everything, and this is the

:55:42.:55:47.

16th time he has stood on a podium with a gold medal around his neck

:55:47.:55:51.

and heard the American national anthem played in his honour. At the

:55:51.:55:55.

Aquatics Centre here in London are on their feet to salute the

:55:55.:56:01.

greatest Olympian ever, 20 medals in all, 16 of them gold, and he

:56:01.:56:07.

still looks as though he cannot quite believe it. 27 years old, his

:56:08.:56:14.

final ever competition. And the final attempts he has to extend his

:56:14.:56:24.
:56:24.:56:24.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 55 seconds

:56:24.:57:27.

And the question every swimmer, every Olympian, will ask themselves,

:57:27.:57:32.

is how does he do that? Ian Thorpe, you know him well. You can

:57:32.:57:37.

appreciate the achievement more than anyone. How does he do it?

:57:37.:57:41.

is not an easy question. It's a really difficult question and I

:57:41.:57:45.

cannot wrap it up. He simply does it by being better than everyone

:57:45.:57:49.

else. If anyone knows how to back up from a race, it is Michael

:57:49.:57:55.

Phelps. He knew what Lochte was coming up against him, but he

:57:55.:57:59.

wanted this from the first day. In the shorter events, he will be

:57:59.:58:07.

stronger and he's on form. I would love to back him on his humour in

:58:07.:58:13.

the press conference, and also his generosity, and also showing Chad

:58:13.:58:16.

le Clos round, and seeing his historical understanding of what

:58:16.:58:23.

he's doing. You saw the human side. With Chad le Clos you saw the human

:58:23.:58:28.

side of Michael Phelps. When he won eight everybody saw the amazing man,

:58:28.:58:32.

but like a robot, the then you saw that human side. That touched

:58:32.:58:38.

everybody. I think Michael has prepared in this games to show

:58:38.:58:42.

another side of himself. He may have felt it was some sort of four

:58:42.:58:49.

before this competition and it was the sort of facade coming up, but

:58:49.:58:54.

it was a different Michael Phelps. He could have made his programme

:58:54.:58:58.

easier and he has taken out one event, but he is about to come and

:58:58.:59:03.

swim the semi-final of the 100 metre butterfly. The fact you have

:59:03.:59:09.

said it, it is his last race. Does he appreciate it more question

:59:09.:59:15.

whereas in Beijing he knew he was going to London. The last hundred

:59:15.:59:19.

metres ever, he has ticked the box. He never has the opportunity to do

:59:19.:59:23.

it again. It is pretty incredible to think about it that way. Knowing

:59:23.:59:31.

what he has coming up, he will be a enjoying this. You had dinner with

:59:31.:59:37.

his mother last night. Do they have any idea about what he might do in

:59:37.:59:40.

that life after swimming? A I do not know if I should be talking

:59:40.:59:47.

about dear old Mrs Phelps. Michael has a great family around him. They

:59:47.:59:51.

are great supporters, and I think his mother is his biggest supporter

:59:51.:59:58.

out of everyone. She is really his litmus test to see what it is for

:59:58.:00:02.

him. Michael has established a charity and then a number of

:00:02.:00:06.

different things, so he knows how to transition away from the sport.

:00:06.:00:09.

I do not know if the sport is ready to transition away from Michael

:00:09.:00:15.

Phelps. You have gone away from the sport and comeback, so could you

:00:15.:00:25.

see any thing? Would you give him If he asks for advice, you keep

:00:25.:00:30.

straining straight after this competition for about three months.

:00:30.:00:34.

Settle into what is going to be a normal exercise routine, rather

:00:34.:00:38.

than just stopping. Because your body goes through changes from

:00:38.:00:42.

being an elite athlete that has processing different things and

:00:42.:00:47.

knowing its adrenalin, all of these things, and it changes into a more

:00:47.:00:52.

normal body. It is important to get some training in at that stage as

:00:52.:00:55.

that trade -- us that change goes through. It is good for your mind

:00:55.:01:00.

to think about the next phase. feel watching Phelps that he is

:01:00.:01:06.

still a child. I mean it in a complementary way. He is 27, but he

:01:06.:01:09.

stands there and you can see the teenager in her. He looks like a

:01:09.:01:14.

boy. There is an element of that. Any athlete, when you come to

:01:14.:01:20.

retire, it is like you are too old to do it any more. Is he a young

:01:20.:01:23.

because he is in a sport and childlike in that sport? When you

:01:23.:01:27.

come out of the sport, you go into the real world. What will he do

:01:27.:01:32.

next? Who knows, it is a new chapter. We see the 15-year-old, I

:01:32.:01:36.

think it was come from the Sydney Games. That is why we see him as a

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:01:46.:01:47.

child. When he is up there, he we have witnessed this, the great

:01:47.:01:53.

American swimmer. He delivered more than we expected. What is that

:01:53.:01:57.

child Magnus, the competitive person in you. You want to keep

:01:57.:02:04.

going, having fun. He is about to walk out, now, and he has the big

:02:04.:02:10.

ear defenders on. He is covering his face because you said he was a

:02:10.:02:16.

child! Do you know what music he listens to? He is into classical

:02:16.:02:26.
:02:26.:02:30.

music. It isn't, it is hip hop! Imagine, it is really funny. Adrian

:02:30.:02:33.

Moorhouse and ended -- and Andy Jameson have been enjoying that

:02:33.:02:38.

action. You wonder what Phelps can do now. He has to qualify and he

:02:38.:02:44.

probably will. I think you are right, he just has

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to qualify and I think he probably will. He is utterly stunning. He

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has gone 49.84 or 100m Butterfly and that would have made hour

:02:56.:02:59.

freestyle metre dash relay team. It would have beaten one of the guys

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in the freestyle relay here. It is incredible. He has a job to do.

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This might be one of the slower off the semi-finals. That is that a

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record set in Rome. He has a job to do. He cannot be sluggish down the

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first 50 metres. They will leave him behind. It is not 200 metres.

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There are not four lengths to make it through the field. If you

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remember how he has won his heat. Last after the first legs? Last

:03:27.:03:35.

after 50 metres and first after 100 metres. Extraordinary. Sirnak in

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:03:45.:03:45.

five -- Czerniak in five. 20 medals at the Olympics. You would not bet

:03:45.:03:49.

him past getting another one in this and in the medley relay, so we

:03:49.:03:56.

are may be looking at 22 medals for him. A very good start in three.

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Phelps is going quicker than the first 50 metres but he did in the

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heat. That is good for 50 metres. Set a personal best time in the

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heats to qualify for these semi- finals. He is on form, turning

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first by half a second. Starke, his compatriot, in lane eight. This is

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strong, really good. Phelps is not messing around at all. He knows he

:04:21.:04:26.

is going to sleep tonight. He is going to give it everything.

:04:26.:04:30.

looks like he is working very hard indeed. It is fascinating. He went

:04:30.:04:40.
:04:40.:04:41.

for it at the turn. 50.86. That is fast. The first guy to hit 50 and

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that is pretty impressive, pretty impressive from Michael Phelps, to

:04:45.:04:50.

win the first semi-final of the men's 100m fly. He is shaking his

:04:50.:04:55.

head a little bit, that will do. See you later. That is outstanding!

:04:55.:05:04.

Off the back of that 200m medley. Crikey. Impressive. Tonight, he

:05:04.:05:10.

swam like the old Michael Phelps, he has committed himself. He let

:05:10.:05:18.

Deibler take it out. I think he got a shock when he looked hundred saw

:05:18.:05:28.
:05:28.:05:31.

Deibler way ahead. I know, but Phelps dug in.

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Michael Phelps wins the first semi- You have had a pretty good night,

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haven't you? Tired. I bet you are. You can come here with a number of

:05:46.:05:49.

things you wanted to achieve, but one of them you did tonight, the

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triple? That was called. I knew that beating Ryan would be tough

:05:58.:06:03.

and coming of the 200 metres back, it is a hard double. I wanted to

:06:03.:06:12.

try to force it as much as I could. It is a gold medal. Pretty pleased.

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Someone special menu, yesterday, didn't they? Yes, the President

:06:16.:06:22.

called me yesterday. It was pretty cool. Somebody called and asked for

:06:22.:06:26.

me and they said, hold, please, for the President of the United States.

:06:26.:06:35.

I was like, OK! It was kind of cool. He said everyone is supporting me

:06:35.:06:38.

and everyone at home was rooting for me, so that was very special.

:06:38.:06:48.

He wanted me to say hi to his -- to my mum. And he tweeted you? Yes,

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Brian and I have been treating. It has been fun. -- tweeting.

:06:55.:06:58.

That is one of the reasons we persuaded you to join Twitter so

:06:58.:07:03.

you can get tweets from cool people. He gets the call from a Obama and

:07:03.:07:09.

it is Hull, please. He had to hold, I don't understand? Was Obama was

:07:09.:07:13.

put on hold for Michael Phelps. they understand it. The big

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:07:23.:07:36.

question is in this race, could we the BBC, because's dad. His son.

:07:36.:07:43.

Chad, 20, he will want to book down a marker in this. He could be the

:07:43.:07:48.

nuclear -- the new kid on the block. You would expect this semi-final,

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would you not, to be between Cavic and Le Clos. It will be between

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those. Cavic goes out fast on the first length. The beauty of this,

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when you walk out for final, when you stand behind the blog can see

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you would read -- your world record on the screen at the end and

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everyone knows you have done it, it gives you confident. It is when

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they announced, that is the big deal. And world record-holder,

:08:20.:08:23.

defending Olympic champion. Michael Phelps has that a lot of the time.

:08:23.:08:29.

The last race of the night is the second men's 100-metre butterfly.

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Here is the green hat off chad a class of South Africa, the gold

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medallist of the 200 metres flight -- Le Clos. What a fantastic

:08:42.:08:51.

swimmer that was. Dunford is closest to us, the Commonwealth

:08:51.:08:58.

champion on 50m life. Cavic, in third, he touched the wall but did

:08:58.:09:07.

not stop the clock and Dodds got it. -- Phelps got it. The Green Hat in

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the centre is chad Le Clos of South Africa and the pink suit is Cavic

:09:17.:09:25.

off Sobir. A similar thing happened in the heats. Cavic is on world

:09:25.:09:35.
:09:35.:09:44.

will come through. He is out, just outside world record pace. I am not

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sure he has done enough to come back quick enough. Cavic has some

:09:49.:09:53.

work to do if he is going to make the final. The rest of the field

:09:53.:10:01.

will come back at him. Le Clos gets it. He gets a touch and wins the

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second semi-final. Second, McGill, third, Cavic. That was mightily

:10:06.:10:13.

close. It was close, slower than the first semi-final. Le Clos is a

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great 200 metres champion but he is going to have to work harder and I

:10:17.:10:23.

am not sure he has enough sprint in it. I don't think swimming like

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that will get him to beat Michael Phelps in the 100 metres. Cavic

:10:28.:10:34.

went out for it and did not hold on, so he is struggling. It is a bit

:10:34.:10:39.

like Liam Tancock, a brilliant 50 metres, but can't hold on at the

:10:39.:10:45.

end. The rest of the field just eating away, eating up the water,

:10:45.:10:53.

who ring him in. Cavic, or the finish, look at that. Actually make

:10:53.:10:59.

-- lane six, McGill, went in first. Le Clos takes an extra stroke and

:10:59.:11:06.

gets the race. Good swimmers. You would just just road so that when

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your hands come, it is possible to do -- you adjust your stroke. Le

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Clos is happy and wins the second semi-final of the men's 100m five.

:11:24.:11:30.

-- butterflies. The first three are through to the semi-final. It looks

:11:30.:11:37.

like Michael Phelps will go in half You are slimmer than you were four

:11:37.:11:44.

years ago. Slimmer? Yes, slimmer. don't know, maybe it is possible.

:11:44.:11:49.

Without the suits we needed to make some changes. I will never be as

:11:49.:11:54.

good looking as this guy, for example, but everybody has got

:11:54.:12:00.

there could... Still a comedian, that is good. Tell me about your

:12:00.:12:05.

back. You had a bad back injury. Is it sorted out? I have to deal with

:12:05.:12:10.

it every single day of my life. I have to do call work every day to

:12:10.:12:14.

keep it going. I am lucky to be here. This is something that has

:12:14.:12:19.

never been done before. Literally never been done before. Hopefully,

:12:19.:12:23.

if I achieve a medal tomorrow, I will be the first guide to win an

:12:23.:12:27.

Olympic medal after such an operation. -- the first person to

:12:27.:12:32.

win an Olympic medal. I feel like I have had a second chance, here I am.

:12:32.:12:37.

That will be good for me, the end of my career after 19 years. It has

:12:37.:12:43.

been a good run. A hell of a career. Have you grown your fingernails?

:12:43.:12:48.

am going to let them go until tomorrow but just to be here, it

:12:48.:12:53.

has not been done before and I am happy to be here. We keep talking

:12:53.:12:57.

about a rematch against Phelps but it seems like he is out of my

:12:57.:13:01.

league and I am just hoping for any medal. It does not matter, any

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medal will be good enough. Good luck to you. Thank you.

:13:06.:13:11.

Cavic, good fun to hear from him but he will be up against it was Le

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Clos as well. He really was. Did you saw Le Clos, the same thing in

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the two would have metres butterfly. He looked to the side and head down

:13:19.:13:24.

the middle. Looked to you, looked to you, thank you to you both.

:13:24.:13:30.

Another stunning night in the pool. Phelps was unbelievable, taking the

:13:30.:13:34.

200-metre individual medley for the third time to with his 16th gold

:13:34.:13:44.
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Adlington defence her 800 metres title at 7:45pm. You might have to

:13:49.:13:58.

forgive mark and I have you get It Adlington gets it, it will be

:13:58.:14:01.

great for team beat a cheat -- Great but Team GB. Be as excited as

:14:01.:14:06.

you like. You should see what happened earlier. He tried to knock

:14:06.:14:11.

him off. A divided, I did not mean to. He has he read he is going to

:14:11.:14:16.

help. He will help Rebecca to defend her title. We will bring it

:14:16.:14:20.

to you like. Cent you for your insights and humour. We are having

:14:20.:14:25.

a ball. We hope we will be back for more a bit tomorrow night.

:14:25.:14:30.

Having a ball everywhere. What a phenomenal athlete, Michael Phelps.

:14:30.:14:33.

Isn't he something else? It has been a busy night so a couple of

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changes to our schedule. The women's gymnastics will be on BBC

:14:37.:14:42.

Two at 10pm. Before then, boxing with Josh Taylor in action. First,

:14:42.:14:47.

another of Britain's great hopes for the Games, Mo Farah. His first

:14:47.:14:57.
:14:57.:14:57.

finalists the 10,000 metres on His mission, should he choose to

:14:57.:15:03.

excepted, is to complete the five and 10 golden double. In an age of

:15:03.:15:09.

African domination he has seen what seemed improbable probable. Be

:15:09.:15:14.

under no illusion about the enormity of his mission. African

:15:14.:15:18.

nations have swept the medals in the last five Olympics over 10,000

:15:18.:15:23.

metres, taking gold in the last six. Over 5,000 metres, the African

:15:23.:15:30.

countries have swept the medals table and the last four games. The

:15:30.:15:37.

training came with the assignment, know the enemy, follow their ways.

:15:37.:15:44.

We know this guy's a world record holder. But if he can do it, why

:15:45.:15:50.

can't I do it? Reaching such a realisation, finding that the lead,

:15:50.:15:54.

was used in the making. It began with the 2006 failure against a

:15:54.:16:03.

European. Mo Farah or just run out of it, takes the silver. Just to

:16:04.:16:07.

get the goal snatched off you're the last moment is hard to take,

:16:07.:16:11.

but to give you a determination to train hard and get ready for next

:16:11.:16:16.

year. The next harsh life election in the mission came at the Beijing

:16:16.:16:23.

Olympics. He was not the easiest time in my life. As an athlete, you

:16:23.:16:28.

know you can do better but you just didn't. It is hard to deal with

:16:28.:16:34.

yourself, let alone what everyone else thinks. Something you work so

:16:34.:16:37.

hard for, or you didn't do it. I learnt a lot from it and came back

:16:37.:16:44.

stronger. Mo Farah takes the gold for Great Britain for the first

:16:44.:16:50.

Lessons learned, it clicked at the European Championships with a

:16:50.:16:55.

double gold. Look at this from Mo Farah, he's destroying them. We

:16:55.:17:02.

witnessed the wide-eyed wonder. country fell for his charm, honesty,

:17:02.:17:07.

and that smile. Did you dream of these kind of moments? All more

:17:07.:17:13.

dreaming of being at home playing Arsenal? For I dreamt of that a lot

:17:13.:17:16.

playing football as a youngster but you learn to make decisions and

:17:16.:17:19.

know what you are capable of. Football was just not my thing.

:17:19.:17:23.

Even though I thought I was the best that football I didn't have

:17:23.:17:27.

enough to back it up. Behind the winning smile, he knew it was not

:17:28.:17:33.

mission accomplished. So here routed his family to live in the

:17:33.:17:38.

user -- the United States. -- he uprooted his family. You want to

:17:38.:17:43.

hit over a hundred miles per week, so you are stiff, you ache, but

:17:43.:17:48.

what drives me in the morning is thinking about the positions and

:17:48.:17:52.

training twice as hard. If I am going to have any chance of beating

:17:52.:17:57.

them, I must train. The impact was seismic at the World Championships

:17:57.:18:01.

in South Korea. He was on a double mission there as well and was

:18:01.:18:05.

chased down in the 10,000 metres but rebounded superbly for gold in

:18:05.:18:11.

the 5,000 metres. It gave me good confident. I was disappointed in

:18:11.:18:15.

the 10,000, but I had to take that to the 5,000 and get ready. I

:18:15.:18:21.

wanted to win more than anybody else. It is gold this time for Mo

:18:21.:18:26.

Farah! This time he got it right. This time he found the strength to

:18:26.:18:31.

hold on. What a performance. just shows if you really focus and

:18:31.:18:36.

work for it, you can do it. With that attitude ditties Olympic

:18:36.:18:43.

Commission accepted. Mo Farah is quite something, and here is Steve

:18:43.:18:46.

Cram with us. He is a wonderful athlete. What do you think his

:18:46.:18:50.

chances are? He has a great chance that the 10,000. I think that is

:18:50.:18:55.

his best chance. I think he has a good chance in bows, but the 10th,

:18:55.:18:59.

the straight final, that is the race he should have won last year

:18:59.:19:07.

and did it the other way round. The Ethiopian who beat him is not there,

:19:07.:19:11.

but the Kenyan is there to try and win his third 10,000 metre title.

:19:11.:19:17.

But it is a different one to the one who won in 2008, but he is the

:19:17.:19:22.

boss man. Even the Kenyans and Ethiopians look to him. If the race

:19:22.:19:26.

goes in the wake in which Olympic finals and World Championship

:19:26.:19:32.

finals have gone recently, he can win. The only issue is whether or

:19:32.:19:36.

not the Kenyans and Ethiopians kind of get together and decide to make

:19:36.:19:43.

it hard for him at the beginning. Like we saw in the cycling. We know

:19:43.:19:48.

he can handle the pressure, we saw him in a Cube, and he beat that,

:19:48.:19:52.

but this is really something to handle. Finding out if athletes can

:19:52.:19:59.

cope in front of the home crowd. has been waiting for this. Jessica

:19:59.:20:03.

Eneas is the face of the Games, and I think those two, people in the

:20:03.:20:08.

team have looked up to them -- Jessica Eneas. He has been around

:20:08.:20:12.

the team for a long time. It is his moment. He is more than ready for

:20:12.:20:17.

this. He has been quietly training away, coming in pretty late into

:20:17.:20:24.

this. He is not staying in the village and staying near by. His

:20:24.:20:27.

preparations have been quiet but absolutely nailed on, which is why

:20:27.:20:32.

I think you will do well. This place will come alive on Saturday.

:20:32.:20:37.

My research tells me it is 90 now wait since a British man won a

:20:37.:20:42.

longer distance gold, it was a vegetarian Jonas -- 90 now wait

:20:42.:20:52.
:20:52.:20:53.

since a British man won. -- 1908. The stadium looks a real picture.

:20:53.:20:57.

They have cleared it inside. We now know that all of that amazing

:20:57.:21:03.

opening ceremony equipment is gone. It is looking great. I was in there

:21:03.:21:08.

today, Denise and I was saying how jealous we are. When you walk out

:21:08.:21:12.

there you will have nearly 80,000 people there and it will be such an

:21:12.:21:16.

uplifting experience. It is a great venue and we will see some

:21:16.:21:20.

fantastic athletics. Yes, Usain Bolt will be the big star there,

:21:20.:21:26.

but I think Great Britain are going to have a fantastic game. There has

:21:26.:21:31.

been a target of eight medals. Is that realistic? We did brilliantly

:21:31.:21:36.

in Beijing, but not necessarily in athletics. We did have Christine as

:21:36.:21:42.

an individual this time. You have GS, Mo Farah, Dai Greene may be

:21:42.:21:47.

Phillips, we are not sure, and then behind them you have other

:21:47.:21:53.

experience athletes like Christine Aldama, and the new kids on the

:21:53.:21:59.

blocks, Greg Rutherford in the long jump, lots of people in the top two

:21:59.:22:03.

or three or four, and those on medal chances, not even talking

:22:03.:22:08.

about the relays. I think Charles can say eight medals can say is

:22:08.:22:13.

realistic. A we will leave it on that confident note. We have boxing

:22:13.:22:19.

now, and a tough challenge for Josh Taylor. He faced Valentino, a

:22:19.:22:29.
:22:29.:22:33.

bronze medallist from the world three-minute rounds in the

:22:33.:22:37.

lightweight division between the man representing Italy, wearing red,

:22:37.:22:41.

Domenico Valentino, competing in his third Olympics as Josh Taylor

:22:41.:22:46.

gets through with a left hand to the body. His opponent, wearing

:22:46.:22:52.

blue, representing Great Britain. Josh Taylor, competing in his

:22:52.:22:57.

second contest in the 2012 Olympic Games. He boxed superbly well to

:22:57.:23:07.
:23:07.:23:16.

It is the first contest the No. 3 seed Valentino has fought. Josh is

:23:16.:23:21.

up against it tonight, but there is nothing he cannot handle here.

:23:21.:23:25.

Scotland have produced some great light weights at the Olympic Games.

:23:25.:23:33.

The last one was charlie Kane in my Olympics in 1988, and in 1984 there

:23:33.:23:38.

was Alex Dickson, and the great Dick MacTaggart to one gold in 1956

:23:38.:23:43.

in Albert and then got a bronze in Rome four years later. A trout --

:23:44.:23:52.

crowd tradition for Olympic boxers -- a proud tradition. Josh Taylor

:23:52.:24:02.
:24:02.:24:08.

entered the contest with Dick Terry Spinks doubling up with

:24:08.:24:14.

MacTaggart to take Olympic gold as well. He repeated that return to

:24:14.:24:21.

the podium in 60 in Rome. And then in Tokyo in 1964, a three-time

:24:21.:24:26.

Olympian, no hardware that time, but terrific representation for the

:24:26.:24:30.

man who stayed amateur throughout his terrific career. He endorses

:24:30.:24:36.

Josh Taylor and Sears -- says he sees traces of himself. Valentino

:24:36.:24:40.

with a hard left to the body and the combination to the head. That

:24:40.:24:44.

is high praise, and huge encouragement for Taylor, who has

:24:44.:24:49.

been studying a library of Dick MacTaggart contests in an effort to

:24:49.:24:54.

reach the same lofty heights as the legendary Scotsman. Taylor not

:24:54.:24:59.

doing too bad. That was OK. He is not lunging in, which is good.

:24:59.:25:04.

Valentino was sitting back a bit. He is doing this because if he

:25:04.:25:09.

leads and falls short, Taylor will come back, as a southpaw and catch

:25:09.:25:14.

him on the counter. Valentino can switch to orthodox, but his best

:25:14.:25:19.

position is as a southpaw. He sits back well. He has to draw the man

:25:19.:25:27.

on to him, but the Italian is cagey. Very experienced, he disability,

:25:27.:25:35.

allied with that experience as well. -- keeps of ability. As we approach

:25:35.:25:39.

the Bell, a competitive round in the light-welterweight division. It

:25:39.:25:43.

is really, -- it is really close. But Taylor finds himself trailing

:25:43.:25:53.
:25:53.:26:00.

by just one. It is 4-3 in favour of Meet him as he comes. Two straight

:26:00.:26:07.

shots. Good coaching, or telling to hit him as he comes. Punch down the

:26:07.:26:14.

middle. He will also have to lead off in terms of a faint to draw his

:26:14.:26:20.

opponent on to him. Josh Taylor going forward with the jab. What I

:26:20.:26:23.

would like to see him to his maybe Fein to the attack, draw in the

:26:23.:26:30.

Italian, and go back to the counter. He does not need to go on the front

:26:30.:26:40.
:26:40.:26:41.

court -- front foot, he has to draw The bell sounds to begin the second

:26:41.:26:48.

round, in the round of 16 in the light weight division. Josh Taylor

:26:48.:26:53.

just been instructed to listen for instructions when the referee

:26:53.:26:58.

issues his instructions. They will be communicated by way of

:26:58.:27:02.

gesticulation. Taylor guilty of hitting after instruction on that

:27:02.:27:07.

occasion. But the boxers have settled back to the business and

:27:07.:27:12.

after 32nd. A little mistake from Valentino, but he got away with it.

:27:12.:27:16.

Taylor should have been quicker going back at him. If the Italian

:27:16.:27:20.

is going to come forward to have to meet him with a fast counter.

:27:20.:27:26.

Taylor just failing to hit the target. Taylor, Scotland's sole

:27:26.:27:31.

representative on his British boxing team, comprised of seven men

:27:31.:27:36.

and three women. They are chanting Taylor's name around the arena. And

:27:36.:27:41.

the man in red, Domenico Valentino, he knows what it is like to stand

:27:41.:27:45.

on top of the podium in front of your home town fans, because he won

:27:45.:27:51.

the World Championship in Milan in 2009 when marvelous Marvin handler

:27:51.:27:56.

was in attendance, and he boxed brilliantly after coming up with a

:27:56.:28:03.

silver medal losing to Frankie Gavin in 2007 when Gavin from

:28:03.:28:09.

Birmingham made history by becoming the first Englishman to win, indeed

:28:09.:28:12.

the first Briton to win a world amateur boxing title. What is

:28:12.:28:17.

really important for Taylor is the jab, the leading hand. He has to

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work with it and bring him on. If the Italian does not come forward,

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then beat him to the punch with a straight jab, nice and long range.

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Then adjust the feat when the Italian comes three. He has to

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bring him back to the shops. He can do it as long as he adjusts the FT

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-- bring him back to the shops. of the shots. Into the final minute.

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Valentino, a strong blow to the sternum. That left hook was a

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clumsy effort from Valentino. The referee is separating the two

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boxers before instructing them. Worth pointing out that Taylor

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secured his Olympic qualification by finishing in third place in the

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European qualification tournament in Turkey. It was just the top four

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making it through to the Olympics, where as Valentino secured it at

:29:17.:29:22.

the first time of asking. A low blow, but Taylor does not complain.

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Valentino made it at the first time of asking but lost to the eventual

:29:27.:29:33.

gold medallist in the semis. Taylor has to do better. He has two *

:29:33.:29:38.

leading off the right jab and bringing him on to the shops --

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start pleading not. The Italian will not feel that good. He will

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feel nervous and he is walking in recklessly and he should be

:29:45.:29:55.
:29:55.:29:56.

It remains just the one point advantage. And even round of boxing,

:29:56.:30:02.

but it is still Valentino with his nose in front. The score is eight-

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seven in favour of the man from Italy. Taylor getting caught, but

:30:07.:30:12.

so much in the contest. Only a point in this. Only beaten to the

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punch, but you can see Valentina This is his first contest. He will

:30:22.:30:28.

feel a bit nervous. He is scoring well here. Josh Taylor could win

:30:28.:30:33.

this contest. He could beat the world number one here, it is there

:30:33.:30:43.
:30:43.:30:55.

for the taking. Lee Pullan will be A rousing reception given to both

:30:55.:31:00.

boxers for the third and final three-minute round in the men's --

:31:00.:31:10.
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in the men's 60 kg category. It is Josh Taylor, first as Domenico

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Valentino, the world champion from Milan, 2009. The crowd are

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beginning to encourage and inspire Josh Taylor. He was attacked with a

:31:22.:31:27.

sharp combination there. Valentino upped the tempo. He knows there is

:31:27.:31:32.

only a point in it. It is too close for comfort for the Italian. Josh

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Taylor, this is better, keeping it in range. Keeping the lid man on

:31:37.:31:42.

the back foot, good stuff. Josh Taylor has enjoyed success at this

:31:42.:31:47.

arena when he won the Olympic test event at the back end of last year.

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That was at 64 kg. Such was his dominant performance that his coach

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convinced him to drop down to 60. He scores with a good left hand. He

:31:58.:32:06.

took the qualification place available. It is important that

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Josh up the tempo because Valentino will feel the pace more than Josh

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Taylor. This is his first contest. What he has got to do now, Josh, he

:32:16.:32:20.

has to up the tempo, go through the gears. Believe you me, he could win

:32:20.:32:25.

the contest. An effective right hand from Valentino on that

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occasion. Look at that for a rapier-like jab from Valentino. A

:32:30.:32:34.

one-two combination got through. As we approach the second half, it

:32:34.:32:38.

brings about a good response from Taylor, who got through with a

:32:38.:32:44.

decent left cross. The Valentino is hanging on on the inside. He is

:32:44.:32:47.

counting down the clock. Clever tactics from the world number one

:32:47.:32:51.

there. Hugely experienced as he got through with a good right cross

:32:51.:32:56.

once again which followed a left jab, Valentino. He is using the

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ring effectively. Taylor is dominating the centre ring. It is

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an untidy tangle of the two boxers tumble to the canvas. We need a

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straight 1-2 down the middle. That is the order of the day. That was

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better. He has beaten his opponent to the punch there with a straight

:33:20.:33:27.

shot. Inside the final minute. These final seconds are going to be

:33:27.:33:34.

absolutely crucial for both boxers. Using off a experience acquired

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through so many international tournaments over the years, the

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final -- the five time Italian champion giving his experience. He

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senses he has in front. He was leading by one point by eight-seven

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and he was hanging on where possible just to use the tactics

:33:53.:33:58.

again. That his experience. Taylor will have to work hard. Come on,

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referee, you must break these boxers up. That is what he is doing,

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Valentino. He is ticking down the clock. The Italian is tired. Taylor

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is going to have to continue to press and use effective,

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intelligent aggression to land some significant scoring blows as the

:34:16.:34:21.

clock is counting down. He will have to box until the final bell.

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Valentino initiates another clinch in the closing seconds. So, the

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bell sounds to signal the end. Taylor feels he has done enough. He

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raises his fist in celebration, but Valentino does the same thing as he

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returns to the Olympic several medallist in the super-heavyweight

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division, who is coaching the Italians out -- the Italian side.

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Some good work hear from Valentino. Long-range shots, a clever man has

:34:53.:34:59.

the last -- as the lamps the shot. He creates the gap again. A

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straight one to down the middle. Valentino, good performance in the

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last round, the corner getting very excited about there one-twos here's

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throwing. It is close. UMPIRE: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner by

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a score of 15-ten in the red corner, representing Italy, Domenico

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Valentino. So in his third Olympic Games, Domenico Valentino is

:35:34.:35:39.

through to the quarter-finals, but what a spirited effort from Great

:35:39.:35:47.

A shame for Josh Taylor come our first boxer to lose at this

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Olympics. You can see how Anthony Ogogo FED later here on BBC One.

:35:53.:35:57.

Team GB's women's hockey team have made a promising start. They won

:35:57.:36:02.

their first two matches. They are now up against Belgium, watched

:36:02.:36:12.
:36:12.:36:12.

here in the Olympic Park by Mel the crucial match. The balance will

:36:12.:36:18.

change by the end of play today. We will have a pretty good idea who is

:36:18.:36:28.
:36:28.:36:44.

later on. It is good to get an early shot in there by Alex Thomson.

:36:44.:36:49.

The goalkeeper has been one of the outstanding performance in the

:36:49.:36:59.
:36:59.:37:23.

got her head up and made the past. The goalkeeper was out very fast to

:37:23.:37:33.
:37:33.:38:07.

smother any opportunity for Nicola go right, which was the correct

:38:07.:38:09.

decision because most of the Belgian players went with the

:38:09.:38:17.

runners. She jabbed the ball away, as she was winding up to take a

:38:17.:38:27.
:38:27.:38:53.

It is Ashleigh Ball, who breaks the deadlock. Great play by Sarah

:38:53.:38:58.

Thomas initially. Good to see the GB forwards trying to get in there,

:38:58.:39:03.

clearly Rogers picks up a rebound at stays very cool, car and plays

:39:03.:39:11.

the ball back at a 90 degree angle on to Ashleigh Ball's forehand. 1-0,

:39:11.:39:21.
:39:21.:39:44.

Laura Bartlett. She makes it 2-0. A number of different story it --

:39:44.:39:47.

there were a number of difference Corus for Great Britain, it is

:39:47.:39:53.

growing. Great skill, she drove into the circle, due in the two

:39:53.:39:58.

Belgian defenders. I thought Laura Bartlett might have turned the

:39:58.:40:01.

wrong way. She went on to her reverse stick but she proved me

:40:01.:40:05.

wrong. The goalkeeper will be slightly disappointed, very

:40:05.:40:08.

disappointed I would imagine come on the basis of how she is playing

:40:08.:40:11.

in this tournament. It is good to see the pressure count for

:40:11.:40:21.
:40:21.:40:32.

something and Great Britain have fascinating, going back on that

:40:32.:40:37.

goal, when the play in position looks as if she has pushed it too

:40:37.:40:42.

far. She drew the goalkeeper and as a result the goalkeeper was to

:40:42.:40:52.
:40:52.:41:06.

close on the post and was not able great piece of skill, out wide, to

:41:06.:41:10.

set up that opportunity. She did the right thing in firing the ball

:41:10.:41:20.
:41:20.:41:32.

It is a great pass up by Christa Cullen. Alex dance and make the

:41:33.:41:36.

right decision. She wound up for the reversing shot and realised the

:41:36.:41:41.

defender was closing her down. The speed to she went from that to

:41:41.:41:45.

lifting the ball over the defender's stick, drew the foul and

:41:45.:41:55.
:41:55.:42:07.

Twigg which meant that Laura Unsworth could not make a clean

:42:07.:42:11.

trapped on top of the circle for Christa Cullen to come in and flick

:42:11.:42:21.
:42:21.:42:31.

the shot. She had to stop it and at the back, pounced upon very

:42:31.:42:41.
:42:41.:42:56.

quickly by Belgium. -- Laura the ball peels away from the first

:42:56.:43:01.

defendant tries to take the shot, what she is saying is the No. Seven

:43:01.:43:11.
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reaction of the crowd. They are getting a lot of delight out of

:43:32.:43:39.

this. That is -- that has had flown by Christa Cullen. Her first

:43:39.:43:43.

movement is to take the ball into her body and create the space and

:43:43.:43:47.

the angle. To be able to open up that bottom left-hand corner of the

:43:47.:43:55.

goalkeeper, so the right hand side A terrific effort. Let's bring you

:43:55.:44:05.
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up to speed on a terrific day for British record 5th gold medal,

:44:08.:44:13.

winning the men's team sprint with Philip Hindes Sant Jason Kenny. It

:44:13.:44:17.

was a world record time. Great Britain were the first ever goal as

:44:17.:44:20.

well as silver in canoe slalom, with Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott

:44:20.:44:25.

finishing ahead of their team-mates, David Florence and Richard Hounslow,

:44:25.:44:32.

in the canoe double. Shooter Peter Wilson kept his nerve to win gold

:44:32.:44:36.

in the double trap. The 25-year-old from Dorset was ahead throughout

:44:36.:44:43.

the final and won by two shots. Local gold Gemma Gibbons and

:44:43.:44:46.

Britain's first judo medal for 12 years, beating the world champion

:44:46.:44:54.

on her way to a brilliant silver medal. Great Britain's lightweight

:44:54.:44:58.

men's 41 a rowing silver as South Africa beat them to gold by a

:44:58.:45:03.

quarter of a second at Eton Dorney. And Andy Murray is through to the

:45:03.:45:08.

semi-finals of the men's singles. He beat Nicolas Almagro and now

:45:08.:45:13.

plays Djokovic. He wants to win with Laura Webb -- with Laura

:45:13.:45:23.
:45:23.:45:27.

But we join it with Spain leading in the final quarter in the

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:45:37.:45:42.

to play, and Great Britain down by eight and shooting from the foul

:45:42.:45:47.

line. Great Britain have been in this situation before. They have

:45:47.:45:53.

been here with five minutes left, just about, in the game, in a

:45:53.:45:59.

winnable circumstance. The last three or four times we have seen

:45:59.:46:07.

them, they have lost their focus giving their game away to the

:46:07.:46:12.

opponent, and Oakley that experience is singing in. --

:46:12.:46:22.
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hopefully that experience is just can't be as intense as he

:46:27.:46:32.

needs to be, because he knows he only has one foul to play with, and

:46:32.:46:41.

he is then it out. Going to the hook, and getting it in. He did not

:46:41.:46:48.

want to come out. A great move, feigning a way, then spinning away

:46:48.:46:58.
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can do about it. Spins around, put it away behind his head, that is

:47:06.:47:16.
:47:16.:47:19.

hard to block. Freeland for the three. He hits it! 68-63. He has

:47:19.:47:23.

hit some big shots in the game. Now it is a question of Team GB playing

:47:23.:47:29.

the kind of defence to take them home. You see how much she was

:47:29.:47:35.

giving him, and he is trying to pump him -- he was giving him.

:47:35.:47:39.

is interesting. The referee having a word on the baseline saying, that

:47:39.:47:47.

is close to being a foul. Just picking up an off-the-ball foul,

:47:47.:47:57.
:47:57.:47:58.

Freeland. Archibald replaces him. Chris think it is a afraid to be

:47:58.:48:01.

able to play the kind of defence he needs to. You see a different kind

:48:01.:48:11.
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Mrs. -- Calderon from the foul line. He misses. The crowd roaring as the

:48:19.:48:29.
:48:29.:48:58.

knocked down. But he will be called for the foul. That will be four on

:48:58.:49:08.
:49:08.:49:29.

A good call. A little confusion on wrapper when you are putting at the

:49:29.:49:33.

Ryder Cup, but she can make Court of the noise you like when it is a

:49:33.:49:43.
:49:43.:49:46.

foul shot. -- you can make all the exactly three minutes in the game.

:49:46.:49:53.

A huge offensive set. Let's see if it is another isolation. They ran a

:49:53.:50:00.

double pink to get the ball. That was the shot they wanted. It went

:50:00.:50:06.

through Archibald's hands. Spain ran at two players, so he had no

:50:06.:50:11.

choice but to pass a top. A smart decision and that was the shot he

:50:11.:50:20.

had been hitting all day. against 65. Spain have the ball in

:50:20.:50:28.

the hands of their best player. Nearly went out of bounds.

:50:28.:50:38.
:50:38.:50:41.

to replace him with Archibald, because that would have been the

:50:41.:50:51.
:50:51.:50:52.

earn that foul. Spain just wanting to slow the game down at this point.

:50:52.:51:01.

Get those points while the clock is stopped. Each defensive set for GB

:51:01.:51:07.

is so important. But, clearly, not able to stop Spain at crunch time.

:51:08.:51:17.

Each time they have come back. A bigamist there. Spain have opted

:51:17.:51:27.
:51:27.:51:40.

Freeland on the baseline. Hits! That is a big shot. That is a big

:51:40.:51:46.

shot at this stage. Especially coming off the last to miss. Great

:51:46.:51:56.
:51:56.:52:02.

confidence, and again, and dengue for three. Freeland with the

:52:02.:52:12.
:52:12.:52:24.

Interestingly, Spain, stain in the game. No time out. -- staying in

:52:24.:52:34.
:52:34.:53:03.

break down the we have been talking about from the Team GB, at crucial

:53:03.:53:07.

moments. They bring themselves to the brink of success, and at

:53:07.:53:13.

crucial moments, just absent minded, but also the past was low, one

:53:13.:53:23.
:53:23.:53:23.

handed, leisurely. That was going After a number of time-outs we can

:53:23.:53:33.
:53:33.:53:43.

Freeland got the past. Rankin commits a foul. They didn't have a

:53:43.:53:47.

choice. In previous games we had seen Britain allowed massive

:53:47.:53:53.

amounts of time and at this stage of the game that could be 10

:53:53.:54:03.
:54:03.:54:24.

Calderon is out on the line to try free-throw percentage down the line.

:54:25.:54:32.

All of the other quarters shooting 63%. But in this one, 80% from the

:54:32.:54:42.
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line. You have to like that crunch will be talking on the Spanish side

:54:43.:54:50.

about how they box out and wrap the basketball up for a three? That is

:54:50.:55:00.
:55:00.:55:17.

leave him standing there longer than he is accustomed to. In the

:55:17.:55:27.
:55:27.:55:27.

end Johnson came in for Calderon to they expected to be this nervous.

:55:27.:55:37.
:55:37.:55:50.

That is a huge shot because he makes it 79-75. Back to a two

:55:51.:56:00.
:56:01.:56:08.

possession game again. They have to three is good! 79-78. What are they

:56:08.:56:18.
:56:18.:56:27.

doing? He gets the pass away. Did only chance they had was to seal

:56:28.:56:34.

the ball or get a foul, and they could and foul. Once again the

:56:34.:56:40.

story is they are doing so much right, but at this level, 95%, 98%,

:56:41.:56:47.

99%, is not good enough, including executing at the last second.

:56:47.:56:56.

the world's number three team has fallen just short, losing to the

:56:56.:57:03.

Number Two team in the world, 79-78. A tough way to lose, and at some

:57:03.:57:07.

point you have to overcome the disappointment at a loss and

:57:07.:57:13.

getting frustrated and start working together -- win these games.

:57:14.:57:23.
:57:24.:57:30.

It has to become good enough or not A big round of applause for the

:57:30.:57:34.

Great Britain team from this packed house here at the Olympic

:57:34.:57:44.
:57:44.:57:55.

in the unforced errors early on, the mist free throws early on, and

:57:55.:58:00.

the inability to make those solid decisions down the end. Everybody

:58:00.:58:07.

needs to know and be on the same So close for the men's basketball

:58:07.:58:17.
:58:17.:58:21.

team, and it really was a major have it all to do. As for the

:58:21.:58:31.
:58:31.:58:38.

overall medals table, we are the way alongside the United States,

:58:38.:58:48.

Over on BBC Three you can see the live men's volleyball, Great

:58:48.:58:56.

Swimming coverage, including the latest instalment of the battle between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Hoping to make the podium in the women's 100m freestyle is Britain's Fran Halsall.

Swimming: 19.30 Men's 50m freestyle semi-finals 19.38 Women's 200m breaststroke final 19.46 Men's 200m backstroke final 19.54 Women's 200m backstroke semi-finals 20.16 Men's 200m individual medley final 20.34 Women's 100m freestyle final 20.51 Men's 100m butterfly semi-finals

Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson Adrian Moorhouse Sharron Davies.


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