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It is hard to believe it is already a week since the opening ceremony.


Around 200,000 people in the Olympic Park are enjoying


themselves with the swimming, the cycling and the athletics going on


for the next couple of days. The place is packed, but these are not


the only venues where gold fever has been breaking out today. After


three silver medals, Katherine Grainger finally has a gold medal


around her neck. She and Alan Watkins were emphatic winners in


the women's doubles gold today. There were two other rowing medals


for Great Britain - bronze for Alan Campbell, and bronze for the men's


pair of George Nash and William Satch. Jess -- Jessica Ennis has


had a brilliant start, leading the field after the first seven events


for start German Givens, silver yesterday, and today 32 year-old


Karina Bryant is through to the Karina Bryant is through to the


heavy weight final. -- semi-final. This is confirmation that Great


Britain is in fourth place on the medals table. This is where they


were targeting. We will be live to see Karena Bryant in her semi-final


in around half an hour, but now we are going to the Olympic Stadium.


Johnson-Thompson is going for Great Britain, and this is her attempt in


the high jump, the second of the seven events in the heptathlon.


Jessica Ennis will be going shortly. Let's get back to the commentary


team. A great effort from Johnson- Thompson. Lovely to see the


youngsters really beginning to her side. The crowd will be willing


her over the bar. One-metre 89 just to put pressure on everybody else.


A big disappointment for Jessica Ennis, but it has been a fabulous


first session in the Olympic Stadium. That new British record in


the hurdles. One-metre 86, her best effort in the high jump, and she


will finish this session in the lead in the Olympic heptathlon.


Second attempt was so, so close. Katarina Johnson-Thompson, her


team-mate, will have made huge was simple. Her best event comes on


the second day, when she is a world-class shot putter. She


specialised in that event for some time. It is all over in the high


jump for Jessica Ennis. Katarina Johnson-Thompson will continue. It


has been a long morning for these women. Massive support for these


heptathletes. Hyleas Fountain, one of Jessica Ennis's closest rivals


in this heptathlon competition at the moment. She is also eliminated.


This must be one of the biggest crowds that have ever stayed behind


to watch a single event. Heptathlon high-jump being watched by 80,000


people. Katarina Johnson-Thompson, brilliant, she will go on to jump


higher. Denise, kind of average? Yes, that is a fair assessment.


Jessica Ennis will have desperately wanted one metre 89. It keeps heard


just above everyone else, but she has had problems with the high jump.


It has been an inconsistent event for her in the last year because we


know she can jump high, but she has not been able to do that recently


in the heptathlon. We are still with a long way to go. Those goals


have been out there for two-and-a- half hours, which is a long time.


And it is important what she does relative to everybody else, and


Chernova and Dobrynska there are a little below par. Yes, which is


disappointing because we want to see a contest, but Jessica Ennis is


right way she wants to be. Thinking back to the locker of fear and


horror at the start of the hurdles on Johnson-Thompson's face, she has


really turned it around. Yes, it is great to see her having fun, but


now that she sees herself so passing Jessica Ennis in the high


jump, she will be taking herself more seriously. She will be looking


to try to take this high-jump as far as she possibly can. She will


build off that throughout the entire heptathlon. You have to


remember, she is still a junior. Everything is very new for her. She


has a great coach in Mike Holmes, who has been coaching for a very


long time. He coached Steve Smith to his Olympic bronze medal in 1996,


so she is in good hands. Let's get back to the heptathlon. This is the


Lithuanian champion, former Olympic silver medallist, Skujte. This will


rocket her up the leaderboard in terms of points, and we won't know


precisely who heads that leaderboard until all of the


athletes have finished. Prior to this high jump, we had Hyleas


Fountain, the American, just leading Jessica Ennis. Not prior to


the high jump, but during the high jump. That leaderboard is yet to be


updated. Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the background, I know that she


has moved into the top 10. If she could clear one metre 92, not only


would it be a lifetime best performance, but it would do her


chances of moving into the top six a world of good. Maksimava next,


Steve. It took three goes to clear 89. It almost seems that she needs


a couple of sighters. Coming back to Hyleas Fountain, you feel that


was a significant moment. Maybe it was not a surprise that Jessica


Ennis failed at one metre 89, but you really felt Hyleas Fountain


would go higher, so that was significant. The crowd really


getting behind the youngster. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has only


had one personal best, will this be another? Many people have stayed


behind here. It has been a dream debut in the Olympic Stadium here,


but Katarina Johnson-Thompson, her first attempt at a new lifetime


best, and clatters through it. A little wry smile from the British


athlete. Two more attempts to go to stay in the competition. Not even


sure she managed to take-off on that one. One-metre 89, the new


lifetime best. You can't ask any more of an athlete than that.


Popping over to see Mike, her coat. He has taken to multi- events very


comfortably indeed. You're running is great. Just lean in, and go


through it. And believe me, Mike Holmes knows what he is talking


about. He coached Steve Smith to an Olympic medal in the high jump,


with a height that still stands as a British record. Everybody in this


stadium is watching the heptathlon high jump. Here is Maksimava.


She had a real go at one me to 92. -- 1.92. It's great to have so many


people still watching this. A few people are starting to drift away.


80,000 people have to leave this stadium, and then a different


80,000 people coming in for the Evening Session. For a wonderful


moment beckons for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. She has never


jumped this in her life before. One attempt to go. She is coming in


with so much pace and you can understand the adrenalin pumping.


That personal best of one metre 89, having to reassess, but as yet not


quite there. It has been a good first morning for Jessica Ennis,


and she is speaking to Phillip now. How was it that the very outset?


Yes, just stepping into the stadium before the hurdles blew me away, to


be honest. The crowd, how they got behind me was amazing. It lifted


due to a phenomenal performance, and that would have won the hurdles


as a specialised event at the last Olympics, that is how good it was.


I knew it was a fast track and it is really good conditions. I still


can't believe I ran that time, to be honest. How were the nerves that


that point? Nervous, but strangely more calm than previous


championships. Stepping into the stadium, the crowd really lifted me.


In the high jump you showed great achievements to get ahead of your


nearest rival. Yes, it is not too bad. A tremendous start. All the


best for the next events today? Thank you.


Still one attempts left for wonderfully well. It really lifts


the spirits. Let's hope that crowd has a positive impact on one of the


youngest members of the British P Well, not to worry, she comes


away with a new lifetime best any way. One metre 89. And her name


will appear, I am sure on the first page of results when this


heptathlon high jump is finished. He will be on the first page. Not


too far away from the leader. 19- too far away from the leader. 19-


year-old, what a prospect she is. A super performance from Katarina


Johnson-Thompson. She is having a ball out there. Isn't she Denise?


am thinking whether someone needs to pinch her, she is in the Olympic


Stadium. She has 80,000 people clapping for her, willing her over


that bar, it is sensational. What did you make of Jess's reaction?


was a fair reaction. A heptathletes, they set their benchmark with PB,


they are looking to stay close by, even just surpass it, so Jess is


right. She will be using what she did before as a barometer to where


she is, she is not in bad shape. Your final assessment of this


morn's first session? It has been fantastic. The stadium stands are


full. No empty seats here, it is the number one sport of the Olympic,


this is where it is at. It is early morning, first session, no finals


and it is pack and the atmosphere is incredible. Thank you very much.


Hazellle we are biased here but it has been fantastic. I am not going


to say it's the number one sport but it has been amazing. I am with


you. I have just seen Colin Jackson and we were both in agreement, that


we have never ever seen a crowd like this in the first day of any


major athletics meeting, 80,000 people. It is packed to the rafters.


When you look round, you get a real hint of the spirit that there is


here, in London. It has been a wonderful time so far. If it is


live sport that you want, and 200,000 people certainly do, you


can watch it, and this is where, we have men's and women's singles


going on on BBC Three. That is Roger Federer in a bit of


difficulty. Now, he looks like he might be on the way to taking the


might be on the way to taking the second set. He has lost the first


set against Juan Martin Del Potro and only three sets so he has work


to do here. If you want to keep watching that, then Andrew Castle


is on parade at Wimbledon. We have the mixed doubles gold medal match


in a while. We have the Men's Singles going on there. That is all


the badminton at Wembley for you today. Quite a few closing stages


of the events there. And there is boxing from the ExCel Centre, we


are down to the last 16 in the men's Fly. Britain's European


champion, Freddie Evan, a Welshman in action in the welterweight


division later today. We will drop into that one in a little while. So,


it is all getting tasty round the venues and it is getting tasty at


Weymouth as the sailing coming to a boil with the first of the medal


reaches approaching on Sunday. Tempers are coming to the boil too.


Shirley Robertson is there for us. Ben Ainslie's Finn class really


heating up. He has had one race almost today what is the latest?


How tetchy is that event becoming now? I know, you can feel the


intensity, and yesterday, when they hit the shore in the mix, lots of


arrangey bargey Ben complaining about them ganging up on him. The


heat is on. In his first race he got beaten by the Dane by one point,


so he is four points behind now. Which isn't a great deal but it


means this race, that is just about to start, it is the tenth race, the


final race before the medal race, is crucial. Ben will want to limit


those, that points difference, going into big Sunday. Race ten is


about to start, and our commentators is Richard Simmons and


Lee mechanic mill listen lead us through it. What we will do is talk


you through this, but it is all about Ben Ainslie versus the Dane.


The start line is between those two orange mast, exactly between them,


you have to be lined up there, you have to be to the right of that


line before the start, but it is all about starting right on the


line with speed, and which end you decide, well, that depends which


way you want to go up the racecourse, but there is a sting in


the tail, because the tide is trying to push the boats up from


right to left, you get there too early you are pushed over the line,


you have to recross it. Something that beansly will want to avoid. It


has become a real head-to-head -- Ben a Ainsley, it has become a


head-to-head between Britain and Denmark. There is a Danish sailor


close to him, Ben Ainslie, the atmosphere between them is not good


at the moment. 40 seconds to the start. Only the top ten will head


into Sunday's final. At the moment Ainsley is trailing the Danish


sailor. He is in theed in middle of the pack. We can see New Zealand,


we can see Yousaf Raza Gilani A who are fighting for their life here.


We are looking for flag. Ben Ainslie trying to get his nose out


in front. Important to get off the line, clearly, without other boats


taking your wind. So he will not want boats to his left. This is the


line up to the start. Two seconds and that is the start and Ben


Ainslie is in the front row. Ainsley looking to the right,


looking for the flag and Ainsley is in that pack with the Danish sailor,


that is no surprise because he will not want to be far away from him.


In the commentary box with me Lee McMillan, he has competed for the


British team in a couple of games. We have seen the Danish sailor tack


off. He did not have a good start. That is significant to, see the


Danish just tacking out after the start, it means he didn't get on


the front row. He got spat out the back, that means that boats were


taking his air, he has dirty air, the boat goes slow and he had to


tack out to try and find a new bit of race track. At the moment it is


an early stage but that blue line is the gain line that shows who is


leading. It shows that Ben Ainslie is in second. The Danish sailor was


getting the wind taken from his sails, so he tacked, turned and


tries to get out in clear sea, he is coming across the racecourse,


and these are the early stages, if you are just joined us on the Finn


race. That man Big Ben and that competition, Big Ben against the


Great Dane. It's the battle of the bay, and this is the battle for


gold, which will be decided in the medal race and that is coming up on


Sunday. They are heading up wind now and Ben Ainslie is in the


middle of the course. When you see a wind swing on the early stage,


you can see the it change to one side of the course or others..


was a nice start from Ben Ainslie. It is one of the best starts we


have seen from Ben at the crunch time in this event. We talked about


the tide like a conveyor belt but Shirley you on the water, you have


a couple of Olympic Golds, how would that affect your race if you


were out there sailing? We are a long way nowt the bay, so the tide


is very strong you have to go to the left hand side of the course,


it is a more favourable tide. So significant that the Great Dane got


bounced to the wrong side of the field of play. And right in the


correct side of the field of play, according to the lady with a couple


of gold medals to her name is Ben Ainslie. There he is, the Union


flag, if you see a Union flag it will be berpbgs only one nation per


class. The breeze now has increased a little. It dropped this morning,


not as wild as the conditions were yesterday, but 12-14 knots out on


the racecourse, so Ben Ainslie heading to the left hand side where


the conveyor belt like tide is sliding him up to the top mark. We


are seeing he is in first position. The Dutch sailor is second, but


look down there, where is the Danish sailor. Seventh at the


moment. There he is, Christiansen. Last night there was a real bit of


edge because Ben Ainslie was forced or felt force dod a penalty turn


for hitting a mark he felt he didn't go close to. During the race,


the Danish sailor Christiansen, the Dutch sailor said "You have hit the


mark, you have hit the mark." Ainsley didn't feel he hit the mark


but did a penalty turn in case the two nations took him to the protest


room and two against one may persuade the juryry to penalise him.


Could have thrown him out the racement. But he was sure, but he


was livid. He is turning that ayetion into speed. This is the


Danish sailor who is way out on the right hand side of the course, the


side that Shirley Robertson was saying isn't favourable in her view


because of the strong current. It is better current pushing from you


right the left there is Great Britain, middle of the track, nose


out ahead. Ben Ainslie, he is in as good a position on the first leg of


race as we have seen him in any race here at London 2012. This is a


fantastic start from Ben. He has such a good start, like he said,


one of the best we have seen him have, he wants to convert this, as


Shirley has been talking about the left hand side of the beat. As you


stand behind the boat you look up to the wind, you have to pick one


side or the other, you have to tack up wind and the left has been


showing to have really good form, so the sailors have been fighting


for the left a lot. Ainsley working his boat through the waves. Tiny


chop by yesterday's standards. Using his body weight. He is one of


the oldest sailors. His bolt is one of the olders ones, in 2004 this


but a boat he won Olympic Gold. It went to the national Maritime


Museum in Falmouth. Then he hauled it out. He said I still that is


faster than any boat I can find. He is still sailing that boat. He won


gold in Beijing. He said new equip. Ehas developed new equipment. This


is his beloved Rita. The boat that has taken him to glory so many time,


the boat he decided to sail in these games, and this Olympic,


Ainsley has been playing second fiddle to a Danish man who has


found an extra gear. At the and there is still time because it is


medal race on Sunday, with the top ten qualify, and you take all the


points, from the races up until Sunday, but you cannot count your


worst result is your best nine you take them into Sunday's medal race


which is a double pointer. If you are far enough ahead, you don't


have to win the medal race, it is just a total points score. So what


Ainsley is trying do is go into that medal race with a points


advantage, over Christiansen and every time that Ben Ainslie has


taken someone on in a head to head in a medal race, he has forced his


way to the top, he has been brute - - brutal in execution and clinical


in effectiveness to go back to view, and interestingly, after the


start he didn't have a good start. He tacked out to the right, but he


is following Ben to the left hand side of the track, so everyone is


on starboard, that means the wind is coming from the right hand side.


It is like a drag race. They like the left hand side of the track,


they are all going as far as they - - fast as they can into that side.


That side of the course, to try and get the biggest advantage as


possible. This is Christiansen, the man who was a director in the music


business, the man who, after missing a medal in skpwraing


decided to take a break from sailing, and he came back and found


out that he did think he had the speed, and then in 2011 in November


he said full-time. I am going for I he has a couple of Wham! Ships


behind him, at the moment, he is eyeing Olympic Gold. That is what


that yellow circle on the sail is as we look at the fleet, sailing in


from the right hand side of the course. The Spanish sailor is worth


a mention. The silver medallist from Athens is in danger of missing


the cut. Only ten boat also qualify for the Sunday's medal race, the


rest of them can pack up their Olympic bags and head for home.


Great Britain are in a good position, also good is their not


way out on one side of the course, because that can be dangerous going


out on your own, as we can see... Yes, you see the fleet is spreading


out quite a lot here, so the opportunity has the opportunities


become big, the wind changes direction, it can swing left or


right and as that happens the advantage can change from one side


to the other. You have to be careful not to be too extreme with


your plan. That is the leader on the right hand side, could be the


Netherlands, the man who has had the last best three results. He is


a man with a big character who is starting to deliver and is fighting


it out for medals. A good start for Ainsley. Big Ben is beating the


Great Dane. Let us remind you are we are on the points score. The


Danish sailor is on 23. Ben Ainslie who has beaten him in two race but


has lost against him in seven, is chasing, but close, 27, others to


look out for Croatia, the Netherlands and France, close


between second and fifth. 13 points in it. But we are expecting the


Duel at the top of the table to deliver one of those two the gold


on Sunday. Netherlands, bottom of your screen there, left hand side,


breeze is getting slightly, slightly stronger. They have the


advantage on the left hand side. If it gets windier, Ben Ainslie hasn't


got the body weight of some of the sailors in this fleet. So for him


keeping it up right. Having the same leverage, sometimes a bit more


of a struggle. We are look at him now, if you look at the body,


talking, he is trying to work the boat over the waves. He can see his


feet in the middle of the boat. They are locked in. They have a


strap over the top. So that is locked into the boat. He is leaning


right out, all of his leg muscles really working hard, holding the


rest of his body, and really locked in position, into the boat. You


will see him rocking back, flicking back, and every time he does that,


it just pumps the sail, pumps the boat and punches it through the


wave. This is Ainsley, the support for him is growing week-by-week, I


saw on his Facebook page where he shares his latest update, the whole


of the harn Quinn teams are wearing red and green sock, the support of


Ben Ainslie, that is the support that seems to be growing, the


support is on the nose on Sunday will be there. Ainsley has huge


support. His profile in Britain changed so much when he was given


the honour of carrying the Olympic torch, the day after he won the


2012 World Championships. These animation show you the picture, the


mark is off on the left there, as we look at Christiansen, he is some


distance away from Ben Ainslie. The Spanish sailor heads out to the


right hand side of the racecourse. Ainsley has just tacked in front of


the Dutch sailor, one of the two sailors, that Ainsley referred to,


really upset him yesterday. He said Denmark and Netherlands you better


watch out. Head-to-head now. Ainsley and Netherlands. And now he


is working his boat really trying to get the advantage over the Dutch


sailor. He will be trying to point as far as he can to his left to get


closer to that top mark. But if you get too close to the wind you don't


use it most effectively and you slow down. The technique between


the two sailors. Ainsley working ahead, his wind were the first Ben


Ainslie, and he will slow down. is one of the smaller guys in the


Finn fleet, and he had to work so hard to get his strength up to be


comparable with the men he is racing against. He has had to put


on at least 15 kilos since the days of laser. We had a wonderful


picture of him earlier, how much harder his body is having to work


to make up for the disadvantage. It is hard physical work for Ben, but


he is doing it in a serious breach. He spent so much of his earlier


life in Falmouth, Cornwall. There is nothing in it, as we saw,


between the competitor from the Netherlands and Ben Ainslie.


Earlier in the year he convincingly beat the Danish sailor in his home


town of farmer. He was born in Macclesfield, spotted as a young


talent, and went on to thrive and win a world championships as a


junior. As a fresh-faced, shying 19 year-old he arrived on the Olympic


scene in 1996 and so nearly won gold. Four years later, he came


back to Sydney, where he had another epic duel with a Brazilian,


almost a boxing match on water it was so aggressive. The young sailor


came out on top and since then he has won a medal at the Olympic


Games every time since 2000 and there is only one colour that Ben


Ainslie wants. Three gold medals, and another one here. He will


become truly world class because the current greatest-ever Olympic


Kristian sent out to the right hand side. -- Hogh-Christensen.


can't move in the bad wind for too long to may have to find your own


nice bit of water before you can start building your strategy for


the race. His strategy is to go left. You have to have a good start


and that is what we saw from Ben, a brilliant start. It is one of the


few times we have seen him not really battling to get his own


space. On the left-hand side can be you can see Ben Ainslie has lost a


little bit of ground to the man from the Netherlands. The Dutch


sailor has gained a bit. Yes, he had the advantage he was leading


into the left so he was further down the line, further to the left


as we saw it earlier on, and that meant he could sail faster into the


left. Often been sailing, if you are first into the favouring corner,


then the advantage can go to you but we have seen some fantastic


comebacks from Ben so far. He has struggled off the start line a


couple of times, but really come into the fleet. Being up here will


really playing to his hands as he starts to fly down wind. These


pictures can be deceptive but we can see the Danish sailor on the


back four - that is the wrong thing to say in the early stages, but he


had a struggle at the start and went to the side of the course that


was less favourable. when the wind is from the right, you have right


of way, as if you're standing behind the boat, and Hogh-


Christensen has right of way over the key week on the other side. --


and Ben Ainslie has attacked for the mark. That line known as the


Labour line is a separation between the competitors. It seems the man


from the Netherlands has gained. As the breeze increases, Ben Ainslie


plans to take on how many birds behind? Canada, Greece and Spain.


Three boats behind, and Hogh- Christensen, the Danish sailor, has


already started the claw back. Eyes focused on the man he made so angry


yesterday. He wound Ben Ainslie up. Ben Ainslie came to Rob Walker last


night and he had something in his eyes. He is turning the anger and


frustration into speed. He is in second place, Denmark in sixth


place. He must be delighted. Yes, this is a fantastic way to finish


off the series before you go into the medalled race. Ben Ainslie has


got himself into a really strong position. We are going across the


wind and the boat's really start to fly now. He will be wanting to reel


in the Dutch guy, and I am sure he will do it on the downward leg.


Ainslie now, we are looking straight at him. Fighting at the


front of the fleet. He had a super start, using the conveyor-belt of


tied under his boat to slide him up wind ahead of the Danish sailor. He


is now in second position, the Netherlands in the lead. Eight


knots, I know it doesn't sound fast, but it is when you are on the water.


Ben Ainslie is on the attack, pumping the sale to make it go


faster downwind. Ben Ainslie looking to go in there, and


wouldn't it be fantastic from a British perspective if he could go


into the medal race leading. Charging down wind now, a great


technique. He is pumping his arm into his chest, and that is


attached by one roped onto the boom. Every time he does that, he


accelerates, and you can see how effective that is now. Look at this,


Ben Ainslie, the man with the reputation for making mincemeat of


people as he charges behind them turns his race around. The man with


so much expectation on his shoulders. If it stays like this,


Ben Ainslie for the first time at more than 2012 is in gold medal


position. If he stays like this, he will become the greatest British


sailor of all time. He has made his mark, and his Danish competitor,


the man who made him angry yesterday, is on the charge. Ben


Ainslie, when he finds that extra gear, when he gets angry - you saw


it in 2004 - he went into his own shell and on the water he came out


a different man. I really feel this is what we are seeing here. He is


pumping the sail. His parents have been so supportive. Ben Ainslie is


in the gold medal position at the moment for the first time at London


2012. Hogh-Christensen is chasing the battle in the bay, it couldn't


be more exciting. What an afternoon in Weymouth and Portland.


Great excitement here. The men and the women are both in great place,


but the Ben Ainslie race, what a battle that will be and what to


build up for Sunday. A battle between the Great Dane and Ben


Ainslie. I wouldn't want to be in that battle. He is a man used to


winning races, used to be eating people on one-on-one. It will be a


very exciting day. Iain Percy also doing very well and winning the


star races. Great news for Team GB We will be back at Weymouth for the


closing stages of that race, but look at this - 80,000 people


spilling out of the Olympic Stadium after watching the heptathlon, and


all of them trying to get something to eat. Note to self, bring a


packed lunch if you are coming. Everyone will be delighted that the


progress in the heptathlon because I can't confirm Jessica Ennis leads


the competition after two event by 25 points, ahead of Hyleas Fountain


of the United States. Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the teenager from


likes of Dobrynska, the defending champion, and Chernova of Russia in


16th place. The shop-bought is at 7 o'clock tonight, and another event


which will then Rapple 11 hours of competition for them on the opening


day. We are winding ourselves up for more judo, you remember jemmied


Givens taking the medal yesterday. It is a fantastically complex sport


- let's give you the guide to what is going on. Judo. The plane area


is called the tartare me. It is surrounded by a safety area. The


referee stays in the combat area throughout the contest. During a


contest, a variety of techniques ippon which secures immediate


victory. This can be achieved by throwing your opponent on their


back, holding them down, gaining submission or with an arm-lock or a


strangle. Waza-ari is award whend a move culminates in an opponent


being thrown on their back without the force or control of an ippon. A


yuko is awarded for a throw when the opponent does not land on their


Gemma Gibbons did yesterday. But now it is the turn of Karina Bryant.


This is her fourth Olympic game, she has never got any further than


the quarterfinal, that was eight years ago, here she is in her first


Olympic semifinal. And as we fly our way over to ExCel Centre, let


us show you the journey we will be taking as we get there. What a


moment for this heavyweight, she has been a stall wart of British


judo over the last 12 years or so and she has an almighty battle


against suggest Moto from Japan. -- the heart of what used to be the


old Docklands where all the produce of the empire used to come ashore.


Perhaps gold and silver and bronze. It is up for grabs now. This is


Sugimoto. The Japanese who stands between Great Britain's Karina


Bryant and a place in the final. Olympic veteran now, marked her


games debut in Sydney when she was just 21. She has been waiting for


this moment for a dozen years. The world champion is Sugimoto. So the


climbs don't get much steeper than this, Karina for gold suggests the


flag. Japanese won't necessarily agree with that from the country


that gave us the sport. The one that dominated the Olympic judo


competition since its debut appropriately enough in Tokyo. In


1964. They have not been in the best form here so far, the Japanese


squad. But, Sugimoto has been in fine form, she really has. Out of


all the Japanese she has come out fighting and he is looking good.


Karina Bryant fighting well. Totally focused on the job in hand.


So here with go, Olympic heavyweight semifinal. In the white


Sugimoto, the World Champion, from Japan, in the blue. Great Britain's


Karina Bryant. It is vital Karina doesn't skip with the Japanese


fighter. She is very fast. Karina we can see. That is the best part


of seven inches. 5'5 plays six foot. The taller Briton. She is three


kilos kwhrever at round 16 stones. Karina going over the top for the


home supporters about half an hour ago to get them going again. Karina


Bryant would have heard the ovation for Britain's silver medallist


yesterday, and in some way it would have taken the pressure off her,


because pretty much for last years she has carryed the hopes of the


home nation, she has often been the Britain as looked to to deliver


medals and it has often proved too much for her. Because she has


fought on the last day, it puts enormous pressure on you. Karina


Bryant doing well to evade the deadly right foot of a Japanese


that was coming in looking to do untold mischief. The best part of


two minutes. It is scoreless. Judo contests scheduled to last five.


Ippon, waza-ari and yuko in descending order of importance, if


you get ippon,... Bryant has got a good counter, she is waiting now,


for the Japanese to put in an move a lot. Into the second half of


this Olympic semifinal. Karina Bryant in the blue. Sugimoto the


World Champion from Japan in the the mate called, breaking the


action just before that throw from Sugimoto. One thing I suspect she


didn't have to do was put out an appeal on the internet for cash to


buy a car, which is what Karina Bryant had to do. Her old banger


finally packed up. She was relying on friend to get to and from


training so she set up a fundraising website to try and


raise a few quid to get a new one, or at least one that worked. It is


to the face. Doing well to stay off her back there and avoid the score.


There is the passivety warning for Karina for not attack, now she has


to get the attacks in. A second penalty and she will concede the UK


owe and she will fall behind as we bear down on the last minute of


this women's heavyweight semifinal. That right leg continues to be a


Japanese menace. Karina dominating now with the grips. Looking to get


her hips across. Can only go when the technique is on, she has to


significant 45 seconds of Karina Bryant's life. She is waiting there


for the pick up. She can't grab the leg until your opponent attack, you


can't grab a direct leg. She has cob seeded the warning we feared. -


- conceded. The Japanese fighter moves ahead with 30 seconds to go.


Two penalties. Karina Bryant got to go forward into the last 22 seconds.


Got to put pressure. Looking for, good attempt, took Sugimoto down on


to her knee, this last 90 seconds. There is a penalty to the Japanese


fighter for blocking out. Time stops with nine seconds to go. 12


years to get to this point. Nine seconds, to rescue a place in the


Olympic final. She did it glerl the closing seconds, can she do it


again? -- earlier. No. It is to be the nation who with the Chinese


have dominated this women's heavyweight division, who have a


representative in the final, it will be Sugimoto, but all not lost


for Karina Bryant. She will go into the play-off for the bronze medal.


She may well still have something very significant to takeaway from


her efforts at these games. It was lovely to see the two of them


coming together. It is the honour of the sport. At the end of it


Sugimoto has won, Bryant has lost, but they are mates at the end of it.


You have to respect her opponent and that is great to see, even


though she must be bitterly disappointed with that, she still


has the bronze coming up and has to be focused on that. Ultimately the


Japanese was an immovable object. Karina Bryant needs to refocus,


because she is moving towards a the defeat of the Chinese defending


champion, so Sugimoto will go into the final against the cue ban Ortiz


as the favourite, having seen off Karina Bryant here. Yes, and here


is the foot sweep, lovely timing on that. The Japanese fighter very


stylish judoka. So a silver medal for Great Britain yesterday, still


hopes of a bronze today, but it will be a Japanese fighter going


will be a Japanese fighter going for gold. Yes Sugimoto very


impressive but as cien that was saying she will be -- Karina, she


will be going against the Ukraine, who won the repechage so she still


has a chance to go for bronze, that will be round half an hour's time,


quarter past three. But there have been a couple of significant


moments already, not least for Karina in the judo, but for other


nations too. Look at this. This is nations too. Look at this. This is


a first for Saudi Arabian sport. She is the first woman to compete.


16-year-old. She had been in the spotlight before her event because


judo officials said she couldn't wear her headscarf. She wore a


tight fitting black cap as a compromise, she lost, but very many


congratulations to the 16-year-old trailblazer today. And on a lighter


note or maybe not this is 34-and-a- half stones worth of Guam judoka.


He beat his opponent who weighed 21 stones. But the big fella came to


griefment -- grief. Very interesting scenes down there at


ExCel Centre, it takes all shapes and sizes. We have been following


vents at Weymouth and the all- important tenth race for Ben


Ainslie in his Finn class, we left it with Ben leading the waves as it


were. We will head back to get the latest from Shirley. It is good


news. I am following the Starace, and they are leading that, they are


extending their lead in the gold medal position. Great new there's.


Back to commentary of Ben Ainslie and his battle with the Dane. What


a battle it is because Ben Ainslie, the news is good. He is leading, he


is extending. He is round 150 metres ahead of second place boat,


from a British perspective I don't need to tell you, it is him. Hogh-


Christensen. Denmark, hard to shake him off his tail. But it is an


opportunity now, for Ainsley to at least put another point on him.


They are heading up wind for the second time. We are watching Ben


Ainslie now. Smooth, comfortable sailing, he is just making his way


into the top leg, again looking back, where is the Dane? He is


caught up in second. Nothing I can do, really. Except stay here and


hope the others can do a job for me. Overtake him. Well, let us just


leave Ben Ainslie for a moment, where Rob Walker has over action,


how is it going on the 470s? It is double good news for Great Britain,


because the men and women are both leading. Excellent news for sacks


ka Clark and nan mills. They had a disappointment in the first race,


they ended up in sixth place because they took a personality


turn before the start line, but here they are, now, coming into the


finish, a huge lead and this is more like it. They came into the


regatta, as one of the favourites for gold, a long way to go here,


but there was huge expectation and a lot of attention on this duo,


they have gelled quickly, they have only been together for 18 months


and we expected big things so a mistakes from them in the first


race, but this is much, much better, Hannah and Saskia, winning the


second race of the day, excellent stuff. Great news there, for the


470 women. First outing today. They can celebrate. We will have a


breather. Now we go straight back to Ben Ainslie. Heading up wind for


the second time. Three classes, Iain Percy is leading, last race


before his medal race on Sunday. think he is starting to play with


the Danish sailor. The ice is a moment I have never seen outside a


medal race at the Olympic Games. Ben Ainslie has got far out in


front and he is going to go for the Danish sailor and try to push him


down the fleet. Last night in an interview that has been widely


watched, he said "he made me angry, he shouldn't have done that. I am


going to go for him", words similar to that. Now he is looking behind.


It took us a moment to work out what was happening. He is looking


at the Danish sailor and thinking I am sure of going on the attack.


These are extraordinary moments in the Olympic sailing world. Ben


Ainslie is thinking what to do. At the moment he will be in second


place overall. Will he go on the attack? Is he protecting his


position? He has had a big lead thought of this point in this race


and I'm certain that he has just been thinking Hogh-Christensen is


in second place, that is not good enough. I want to put a boat


between myself and Hogh-Christensen so he has slowed down. It will be


more of a match race scenario. He will try to give him some dirty air,


try to push him back further through the fleet. He might even


try to get a penalty on the sailor so it is of significance situation


here. We are seeing something I have never seen in the Olympic


competition prior to the medals race. Ben Ainslie leading by 150


metres appears to have slowed down. You heard the words of Lee


Macmillan who has competed in the Olympic Games twice, and we could


be looking at Ben Ainslie about to go on the attack. The battle has


been raging between himself and the great Dane, but after this race we


will head into the medals race on Sunday. If Ben Ainslie stays ahead


and the great Dane has a chance, Ben Ainslie could get into the


final leading in gold medal position, defending a lead instead


of attacking the gold medal potential winner of Denmark. That


could be what he is doing. Certainly the thoughts of Lee


Macmillan as he slowed himself down, and what will be going through the


mind of the Danish sailor? Sailing along, and suddenly this man starts


to slow down. We have seen Hogh- Christensen, he has been very


focused so far, not to affected by the pressure on him. You can see


the wind is probably coming directly from Ben to the Danish


sailor so he will be wanting to slow him down. He will want to get


him behind the Dutch sailor. Hogh- Christensen will be thinking of his


own game here, focused on non- being too affected by Ben, probably


trying to stay out of his way and not get involved in a situation


that Ben will create. It is significant, from where the first


time before a medals race I have seen someone slowing-down and


waiting for the fleet to catch up. These are extraordinary pictures.


If saving is not your game, forget about the sport, it is about the


Battle of the personalities. Hogh- Christensen sailing up towards a


man who is acting not in the normal way in a sailing competition. Not


just looking forward. What is he thinking? This was a moment when we


were caught a little by surprise. Ben Ainslie here, looking back,


slowing down, looking around. A little confusing. Looking back at


the Danish sailor and thinking race. Not pushing hard leaning into


the boat, not hanging out the side of the boat. Looking back towards


the Danish sailor. The big risk if he goes for the Danish sailor,


because if he does there is always the potential that things could go


wrong. Another look back at the Danish sailor. This is the moment,


a different sort of sailing. What do you seek in the body language?


We are so used to seeing him looking forward, punching the boat


and being aggressive. This is very different, he is still, and looking


back. The whole time he has been thinking about what to do. That was


a little earlier on this leg, and this is what has happened since.


Ben Ainslie has attacked. This is the 3D animation putting that


perspective on the situation behind. He will be also looking to see if


anyone else can do the job for him because the Danish sailor is


engaged in a battle of his own with a sailor from the Netherlands. Ben


Ainslie thought they had got together to attack him yesterday,


that is what he was upset about. Ben Ainslie attacks. I don't think


we could have forecast for this. There has been so much talk in the


wider sporting world, the man who was given the Olympic torch for the


first time in Great Britain, he carried that after his 2012


championship win, the man with more expectation than pretty much any


other British athlete, the man having a head to head from Hogh-


Christensen of Denmark. He watched the interview last night, you heard


that Ben Ainslie is angry, furious with what he did. He felt the man


from Denmark and the man from the Netherlands were saying he had hit


the mark. Heeded the penalty turn Fascinating, and hard to call.


and he has got the cover on the Danish sailor, but Hogh-Christensen


is doing exactly the same so every time Ben slows down, Hogh-


Christensen does the same. Here still and a strong position to be


able to do the same to the Dutch sailor every time, and they are


running out of room on this up wind leg. He will be hoping that, if he


can slow these two down, others could overtake. Shirley, this is


pretty extraordinary. It is. Ben is definitely trying to get some votes


in between. From Ben Ainslie, there is no point being miles ahead. You


only need to win by centimetres so he is using his advantage to slow


the Danish competitor down, trying to limit the points for him. From


where you are standing out there, is Ben Ainslie affecting them yet?


I think he did. When you spoke about it in commentary, it was


affecting him. He was getting tangled up, and now he is sailing


along, keeping an eye on what is happening behind. I wouldn't be


surprised to see him going back, giving him some bad air. Have you


ever seen this in a race at the Olympic Games before the medal race


decider? I think as you start to get to the medalled race, you know


who you are racing, it is no longer the entire fleet. I have seen those


starting to keep an eye on each other. We saw a little bit of it in


the star class. You know who we will be up against for the medals.


The thing with Ben is, he is intimidating and terrifying and the


Danish sailor knows that he is coming for him. I think I would be


feeling pretty nervous if I was him. When we saw those pictures of him


slowing down, we saw Ben Ainslie heading back, this is something


quite special. We saw the battle between Brazil and Great Britain in


the star class, but here it feels rather different, doesn't it?


there is definitely a grudge match that has been developing over the


last six days and there is a significant battle happening in


this race as Ben Ainslie looks back once more. It looks like it has


worked so far. The Dutch sailor has got through, as we look at this


graphic, but has Ben Ainslie done enough? He is clearly up in front


at this point. If the fleet was more closely bunched, Ben Ainslie


might fail it is easier to make the move, but he has to hold a man back


who he knows is very fast and then put some votes behind him. There is


not a pack of boats behind and that is what is very hard. Like you say,


it is unusual to see the Finn fleet spread out like this and it does


mean there is very little opportunity. There is only one boat


in contention at this point for him to get him back. The difficulty is


that he is in this downwind. If you have just joined us, where watching


Ben Ainslie leading in the Finn class and hears -- he is in the


lead. The man from the Netherlands is overtaking Hogh-Christensen,


that is another point gained. Shirley Robertson, I want to put


you in Ben Ainslie's boat - what would you do now? What would I do


now? I think I would keep an eye on what is happening behind him. He


has done a great job, getting the Dutch man in between, and that one


point could be vital going into the medal race on Sunday. Ben is a long


way ahead. He stopped and waited, and he is still a good minute ahead


of everyone so he has options. I would be looking behind, seeing if


there were any other opportunities. For it would close the gap,


wouldn't it, Lee? What would you do now? What I think he did


effectively, he managed to get the wind, take the wind from the Danish


sailor by sailing on the same part of the water. Exactly, so what we


saw, we are travelling up wind so the wind was coming from above them,


so he put his boat between the Danish sailor and the wind. That


means he has less wind, and that makes use lower so he was


constantly slowing him down and staying between him and the wind at


every opportunity. If you are writing the script for a sporting


contest, a battle between one and two, the story this week has been


about Great Britain - the man going to be the greatest ever British


Olympic sailor. The story has been Denmark Great Britain throughout


the week, advantage Denmark. Hogh- Christensen has been leading. Their


intention on the water over spills and Denmark and the Netherlands,


two Ben Ainslie's perspective, teamed up and went against him


yesterday, and now we have Denmark and the Netherlands with the wind


behind, chasing Ben Ainslie. Ben Ainslie would dearly love to have


more votes between him and the Danish sailor. He has closed down


with a lead of about 150 metres. With the wind coming behind, little


the can do except hope that the man from the Netherlands stays ahead of


the Danish sailor. There is such huge hit significance here as well.


If Hogh-Christensen finishes third and Ben wins this race, all he has


to do in the medal race is beat Hogh-Christensen to beat him


overall. The difference between Hogh-Christensen being third and


second in this race is the difference of having to beat him or


having to put a boat between himself and Hogh-Christensen to get


the gold medal. The difference here is absolutely everything in terms


of strategy going into the medal to head back, you're not going to


go back. The significance of the pictures will tell the story of


this race, will be where is the Danish sailor. Can the Danish


sailor overhauled the man from the Netherlands? The moment, 148 metres


of Ben, about 25 metres behind. This is the battle that will make


such a difference to the strategy going into the medal race. The


Netherlands, and the Danish sailor now. It will totally changed his


tactics going into the medal race if he can sail past. Hard on this


perspective, we will look at the animations in a moment. That will


show you who has got the advantage. The Netherlands competitor is in


contention for a medal. There is every reason for him to be battling


here. At the moment it is likely to be bronze. Now, what these sailors


are doing, heading downwind. The reason they are so far away is


eight are using the waves up to zigzag. When they get a little surf,


they get on top of the wave and accelerate. Ainslie up ahead. If


you are joining this race, Ben Ainslie is leading. He slowed down


to try and slow the Danish sailor, who was second back into third


place. He has done that at the moment. Well, Ben Ainslie's tactics


were planned Prix race. -- before the race. This is the points


standing going into this race. This tells you what Ben Ainslie has to


do. This has happened as the Danish man comes third, Ben Ainslie, 28


points and the Netherlands competitor, 32. It becomes a much


race in the final. If Jonas Hoegh- Christensen finishes second, Ben


will have to try to bring the boat between him and Jonas Hoegh-


Christensen to get gold, but if the Dutch soldier -- sailor beats him,


and it is staying that way, it is of huge significance. It means what


Ben did on that beat is everything going into the medal race. It is


very clever Seyerling and something I think only Ben can really do.


Jonas Hoegh-Christensen, if he can get back into second place, he will


go in with the advantage into the medal race. At the moment he will


have Ben Ainslie, his job to try and push him down the fleet. There


are no more discards. That plays into it of course. And you have to


count your medal race score. Well, we have seen epic battles in the


medal race of Ben Ainslie. One of the moments of the 2000 Games, you


may remember it, was won the 24- year-old from Great Britain, a big


job to do against a Brazilian and he may have been a lot -- a lot


younger but he was clinical in his execution. He literally did


everything, aggressive sailing. But within the rules. So often these


medal races turn into a head to head at the top of the fleet.


Depending on the results today, but expect to see another battle at the


top of the fleet. At the moment the Netherlands are up and defending


their position. Denmark are third. You will see Ben Ainslie crossed


the line. You will see him stop. You will see him watch. You say


that, I was just thinking, I would not be surprised, once again Ben


has worked a big lead. The last opportunity for him to affect this


race is as we come round the mark and reach across the wind to the


finish and it is quite a safe position that, reaching places can


change but it is a lot save -- say for downwind. There is more


opportunities to get away from competitors and find your own patch


of water and look for different wind. The boats have to go around


the mark before they take they last reached to the finish. Maybe we


will see Ben slow down again there, just to watch these two sailors,


the Dutch and Jonas Hoegh- Christensen come down to the bottom


mark to make sure his work is done and he does not get back involved


to get the Danish sailor pushed back once again. The critical point


will be down there and the wind is coming across. At the moment it is


directly behind. It is coming from his left as he bounced that mark.


What he will be trying to do there is get the wind from his sale to


slow down the Danish sailor, if he is in second, if he decides to do


that. But the man from the Nolan -- from the Netherlands at the moment


is doing enough. Ms Lee may be more aggressive in this if there were


more boats around but at the moment these three are a long way from the


rest of the pack -- Lenzly. We are looking at Ben Ainslie leading.


Today has been good for Ben Ainslie. The second race, the first race he


is one point behind. He got in the lead today. The Danish sailor


worked his way through from six. A quick look back, making sure that


Denmark is behind Holland. The Netherlands. He is working downwind,


not trying to squeeze an extra ounce of speed. He is not pushing


as hard. He is looking to be comfortable. This is what I was


talking about. He is fully aware of the situation, he has it planned


out. I can only assume the only reason for him to look back is to


decide if he needs to get back involved, if he needs to take the


race back for the Danish sailor. The this is the last mark. He will


turn left at this mark. Here we have Denmark. If the Netherlands


are in second, expect to see Ben Ainslie sailed towards the finish.


If he is not, expect to see him stay. He will stay far enough ahead


to be comfortable to read -- to win the race. He will not put that at


risk. There he goes again. Expect him to spend a lot of time over the


next a few minutes to the end of this race with intuition keeping


the boat going forward, but his mind looking back. There you are,


get round, head into the wind. Head towards the finish. He is looking


for his head turned. That is what I am looking for, looking behind. The


Netherlands are ahead of Denmark. Is it Jonas Hoegh-Christensen, the


man who has been dominating this fleet, dominating Ben Ainslie, and


now the man he was so furious with yesterday from the Netherlands is


the man who Ben Ainslie is relying on. The irony of that. This is what


Ben would be looking out for, looking back, making sure the Dutch


sailor is in front of the Danish sailor here and it is critical for


Ben that it stays this way round. Ben Ainslie is heading towards the


finish. Not looking back. We are looking at the animations. Ben


Ainslie is going on now to win this race. I am expecting him to slow


down and be looking back. Well, Britain, Ben Ainslie, that is a big


moment, a huge moment. The final race going into the medal race and


he has beaten the Danish sailor again. It is much closer at the


front, but is he going into that race just to beat the Dane? Make


the Danish sailor get gold. The man that Ben Ainslie was furious with


is now his friend because he has overtaken the Danish sailor and his


friend, as far as positions are concerned. Denmark are heading in


4-2. This is a race we saw Ben Ainslie leads from the beginning in


a day that was crucial for him and it is now the Dutch sailor looking


back, heading towards the finish. Ben Ainslie has won the race. Ben


Ainslie is reeling the man from Denmark in right where it matters


as the man from the Netherlands finishes second and that could not


be more significant or better for Britain, looking for gold in the


Finn class, the battle of the bait is heading closer to shore on


Sunday. The man from Denmark, who has held the advance, is going to


square up to Ben Ainslie on Sunday for an intense match. There is more


than rivalry between them. This is What an exciting race that Wall's.


How important that move was for Ben Ainslie. He waited, he slowed down,


he affected the great Dane so that the Netherlands could get in front.


Now that means that when they go into the big match, the medal race


on big Sunday, but all Ben has to do is beat the day to win that gold


medal. What a extraordinary grace from Ben


Ainslie. I am sure you, like me, was thinking back to 2000, when he


had to beat the Brazilian and he kept in at the back of the fleet.


These are hard-nosed tactics, entirely legal. What do you make of


it all? I don't think you have seen anything yet. Wait until you see


Sunday. If I was the great day I would be quaking in my boots. He is


a fantastic match racer. He uses tactics well. I have not seen him


lose a medal race. He is America's Cup sailor as well. When he has the


bit between his teeth he is hard to beat. The Danish sailor is going to


be going into Sunday very nervous. I am sure he will. He is behind you


at the moment. I would not get any his wake, the sort of mood he is in


at the moment! Thank you very much. Cheers. You know that expression


always the bridesmaid, never the bride? It is something Katherine


Grainger was all too familiar with after three consecutive silver


medals and near-misses in the Olympics in various boats but the


36-year-old, together with Anna produce a happy ending and they


have done. The most sought-after, harder and gold off any athletes


and the British team, it has been a long time in the making. They have


had time to calm down and let it soak in and they have been speaking


to John and Steve at Eton Dorney Here we are, however long it is


after the event, How are you feeling inside now? I don't even


have words, unusually. Still just ecstatic, so pleased. The smile has


not stopped. We said during the commentary, I don't think any


others have anybody seen so happy with the gold medal, of the


hundreds and hundreds of people in the disciplines of Sport, we have


never seen anybody so fulfilled, like a thunderbolt had hit you and


what is the? You tell me. The is, finally. I think the whole nation


heaved a sigh of relief that it is done. We have not got to hear that


woman again talking about getting the gold medal. What are we going


to talk about now? It is done. it done? You walked into that one!


That was the jab, the punch back. Do you know what, the whole journey


has been until this point today and we have not thought about it and I


am going to enjoy the moment. is a political answer, there is a


career for you. Anna Watkins, you have been a bit-part player, but


you were 50%, every bit as important. How is this moment for


you? It has started to sink in, going past the crowd and getting


away from everybody has let us finally so Cup this amazing


atmosphere that has been building around this lake and we have been


trying to keep our heads calm and focus on our own boat and finally


we can release ourselves from that and appreciate where we are and the


day we are in, what we have in our boat had to show the rest about --


and to show the rest of the world what we have got in our boat. I am


so proud of us. We have known we can do it for a long time but it is


not the same as doing it. Today was the biggest challenge. I could not


contemplate how awful it would have been if we had not won. How were


you when you were cut this morning? Really nervous. You don't want to


be nervous but there is nothing you can do. We try to keep breathing


and stay calm hope I did not feel sick after my breakfast. Class C.


When you got on the water, people say it is the moment the whistle


goes and you kick the ball, was it the same or the water? We are happy


here, I know what to do, let's go The nerves don't go completely, but


it is when we feel the best, when we are in our boat. You get a sense


in the warm-up if it is as good as it needs to be, and it was. There


is a lot of adrenalin coursing through you at the start up. It


brings the best out of us and the boat. A couple of questions about


the race, at the halfway point, you were in command. Did any doubt


creep into your mind the Australians might come back?


only point in the race where we have to be decisive was in the


second 500. The Australians got up better than they did in the heat.


When they were very much in touch with us. If they had managed to do


a big push the then we would have had a struggle on our hands. We


were very decisive when we moved away and I thought, there is no way


this is not going to be our day. The do you go along with that?


Absolutely. There was a sense that nobody was going to take this from


us. It is our day, our time and crowd. It was our moment and we


took it. Have you had any champagne yet? Not yet, but it is coming.


Somebody has got to go for a drug test. He is the best champagne


Popper Between the two of you? Everything is so competitive.


look at these glasses. They don't have any bottoms to them. They are


plastic. And it is a �4.99 bottle of champagne, but don't worry about


it. Don't to want to waste it. are going to toast, don't spill it


over the top. We are going to toast...


Well deserved. I think the headlines will say Catherine the


Great tomorrow. Anna Watkins is no longer a lady in waiting any more.


There is so much going on around the Olympics situation. If we go


over to Wimbledon, this is key. It is seven Games apiece in the semi


is seven Games apiece in the semi final between one Martin Del Potro


from Argentina and Roger Federer. Roger Federer won the tie-break to


get back into this match. He was in big trouble. This is happening live


on BBC Three. The man who ruled Wimbledon earlier on is having his


work cut out. He has never won an work cut out. He has never won an


Olympic gold medal in the singles. He won in the doubles last time


around. BBC Three is the place to go and Andy Murray will be on in


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We have indeed. John Inverdale talked about the sense of


fulfilment talk by Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins. Carina


is also in her 4th Olympic games. She now has a chance to fight for


the bronze. She is facing a 21- year-old from the Ukraine. Our


fingers are crossed for the silver medal for Gemma Gibbons at the s


Today. Karina Bryant it is a 31- year-old from London. We go back to


dozen contest in the judo competition. The first of the


bronze medal contests against the Ukraine and Great Britain's Karina


Bryant. This is how the Ukrainian got here. She lost her quarter-


final to the defending champion, who was the defending champion.


Karina Bryant has it within her to take the bronze. It is the


Ukrainian who leads the march to the match. Karina Bryant's march to


an Olympic judo match with an Olympic medal dangling above it has


taken a dozen years false start she has never done herself justice in


an Olympics. This is her 4th Games and it may be her last. Here she is,


finally showing the world what she shows the world most Gisin between


the Olympics. She is fighting so well today. She just seems so


focused. Karina Bryant, R best heavyweight of all time. She is


consistently up first winning the World medals and European medals.


Let's hope she can get the Olympic one. This time yesterday it would


have been 12 years since Great Britain's last Olympic medal. Today


it has been 24 hours. The Ukrainian has won a pile of World Cup medals


over the past few years. Nothing ever at the biggest championships.


She has rolled Carina over onto her back. It is a powerful start for


the Ukrainian. Corrina caught up in the grip and she has got her arm


trapped so she cannot do anything about that. She is the best part of


20 stones, 125 kg. The Ukrainian. Karina Bryant it is 16 stones. She


has to try and equal out the way different somehow. She needs to up


the pace of this fight. She needs to get the attack great higher and


get her opponent moving. Olympic veteran marked her Olympics


debut in Sydney, she was only 21 the arm up? She is applying the


leverage to the elbow. She got to roll over but the Ukrainian rolling


out. You try and hold down somebody you is the best part of 20 stones


and see how long you last. That is the challenge for Karina Bryant.


One of the issues is the business of finding opponents who are as big


as her in this country. Machine is in a small group of heavyweights


over here? -- she is in a small group. She does end up sparring


with the men. Karina Bryant and leading to up the pace. She has to


force the pressure and get the Ukrainian to make a mistake. She


got the counter! It has even the this caused up. She waited so well


for the counter. She is level. She could not begin until she did that.


But in getting there leg out, the Ukrainian dislodged herself.


Fantastic counter. It is all even. Karina Bryant or one has 7th medal


in the spring. I dare say she would swap them all for the one on offer


here. An Olympic bronze in London. into a position to fight here in


the Games. She must six months last year with a neck injury. She has


really come into these Games on form, winning a bronze in the


Europeans in May this year. She has to watch getting caught on the leg.


The Ukrainian is back in front. can see Karina Bryant at waiting


for the counter. She is letting the Ukrainian come on with the grip in


the hope of turning her, like she did earlier. So this bronze-medal


match, the women's heavyweights on the final day of the judo inside


the ExCel. She has got the rotation. It is an Ippon! Karina Bryant has


got an Olympic bronze medal. Yesterday, they have none. Today


they have got themselves two. The contest is concluded. Karina Bryant,


who has been on the longest of Olympic journeys. She now has a


Olympic medal work to show for all the hard work. Sympathy for the


Ukrainian, but Karina Bryant deserves this. She waited her


moment. She allowed the Ukrainian to come on and did the counter


twice. For so long she has been the figurehead of the British team, all


of them down there to watch. For so long she has kept the flag flying


in years when it has not been easy. There have been dark times for


British judo, and so often Karina Bryant has been the shining light.


Her team mates hugging and Olympic bronze-medallist. She deserves this


medal probably more than any one. She has come through the


disappointment of the last Games, and now it has all been worthwhile.


The 33-year-old from Camberley. I'm not sure we will see her in Rio,


she will be 37. This might be an appropriate time to say farewell to


the Olympic games. This might be her final Olympic moment. And if it


is, it is the best of moments to say farewell. She is pressurising,


fighting against it, but she puts the lead over and gets the turn.


Gutsy judo, going for it. -- get their leg over. It is becoming a


familiar sight for British judo. It will be a long time before they


tire of it. Do we need to say it? 12 years they have waited for a


medal. Since Kate Howey in Sydney, Gemma Gibbons yesterday ended the


drought. And now look at this, Karina Bryant with a bronze to go


with yesterday's silver. Hard to believe the British Judo in this


Well, the Liberals has been a long time in the making for Karina


Bryant -- DEC bronze has been a Bryant and British judo, because


that doubles the target that was set for them coming into the Games.


Britain are still in 4th place but just consolidating their position.


They have the 7th bronze medal and we will hear from Karina Bryant as


soon as Helen Skelton can get to We are going to look at equestrian


events now. Great Britain's three- day event has have done their bit


with a silver medal and now it is the turn of the pure dressage


riders. I am not sure, and I am not sure you are as well, if you know


your dressage moves, but we will shortly find out. This is a real


test, a mesmerising test of horse and rider as well. Great Britain


has never won a medal in a list -- in Olympic history in the pure


dressage events and they have good chances. This was the situation


yesterday. It is Carl Hester, the world number two, who hails from


Sark. He took the lead in the competition in the individual on


every competitor has to complete and then they complete on Tuesday,


in the Grand Prix special, which is a more difficult Test against set


moves. The top qualifiers go through to the freestyle section,


which is set to music next Thursday. Laura Bechtolsheimer and her horse


took second place in the individual standings, although the 27-year-old


Laura, who is completing -- competing in her second Olympics,


said she was gutted. It was her lowest score in years, she was not


expecting it. Great Britain were in first place overnight in the team


standings, thanks to their collective efforts, with Charlotte


Dujardin coming today on board Valegro. She set a world record and


the Grand Prix special event and she trains out of Carl Hester's


year-old Charlotte Dujardin. She needs to get near 80%. In fact, at


88.02 %, she got a world record. racking moment, for you, Judy,


because you and Carl Hester have been involved in this young lady's


to the limit. Yes, she came to me as a 16-year-old young lady out of


the showing world with a very determined glint in her eye, wanted


to do well in the world of dressage and, my gosh, walked, there she had


a loss of contact. This horse is ahead shaker and sometimes has a


glitch with his contact but it will not upset her. It will give her a


wake-up call. Take us through these movements. A good half past, a good


start, a good bend. Travelling very well. Now she has to collect him in


this corner, getting on his hind legs to make a good hold and rein


controlled. Really mature riding. She gives the horse every chance to


draw breath and take his time. She does not rush. This is one of this


horse's highlights. He has many highlights. He does fabulous


extended trot so antique she did that very well. Active, good, keep


bad bounce, that spring. Beautiful. Absolutely stunningly beautiful. A


little bit early, you can see the marker coming up now, but smooth,


harmonious and well done. No loss of rhythm at all through that turn,


and now we come into the extended walk. This is not his good point,


the extended walk, but he can do it well enough. Total us, the horse


that reached the bar in the dressage world, some three or four


years ago, but this horse being talked of in terms of raising the


bar still higher. That is what but also collected. This is a


collected walk. It is an important mark. The horse is content to get


upset and anticipate the next movement but she has kept him very


steady indeed. It could have been a stronger transition, more powerful,


but it is easy from sitting here. That is good. Those marks at the


moment, Judy, around the 82.89 %. Yes, she dropped down a bit after


the extended walk, which we expected. But she had room to. This


is a difficult transition into canter. He ran a little bit into it,


was not perfect, but it will do. Perfect is at ten, but and eight or


nine will do. Nightmare as we have to change is coming up. Keep your


concentration, Charlotte, keep your pat to say thank you for that. His


nickname is Blueberry in the stadium. -- in a stable. Look at


the crowd. An extended canter. This is where Carl Hester and Laura


Bechtolsheimer made the mistake. Don't let it happen. Good girl.


Well done. Now she comes to the zigzag. 82.76 of a marks at the


either side. Lovely changes. OK, one-time changes now, bring him


beautiful. Let's hope the judges think the same. The last couple of


difficult movements, the canter time. Come out, well done, good.


Now a change, now bring him back again, keep him collected, make him


80%. She will come up a bit now, I think. -- still on the 82%. The


leader is from Germany. What a transition, what power, what risk-


taking. Flamboyance of youth, Mike! Let's keep it up. Right, this last


line, this should really bring the hands steady, bringing him back now,


a good condition. Keep going, keep going. Keep going. Keep going, but


-- keep going and now come out. Good. And straight. Straight, good.


This is unbelievable. She has done the most fantastic job. 26 years


old, coming to the halt. A stand still. Good boy. She maintains the


hold. This young lady moves to Carl Hester as a stable rider and now


she stands on the edge of a possible Olympic medal, both team


and individual. That was a sensational Test. She was a show


pony rider when she started. She won title after title with that,


actually when she was a child was helped by its Tim Stockdale's wife,


Laura, and then moved to Judy Harvey, then Carl Hester. What


about the score for that, Judy? It is looking around 82%, 83%. Would


you be happy with that? She did a fantastic job, Mike. What guts.


Looking at those movements again, let's remind you this is the third


rider from Britain. Germany took the lead with the second rider and


they have one to come, but this score is one that really could set


the Germans a real challenge. But when we finish today we are only


halfway through the team test. There is one more to come next week.


I think we should go back to the old rules. What Judy means there is


the medals would be decided after this competition. Well, we will see,


because it is going to be nip and tuck with the Germans. There is


Germany and Holland to come, two very strong nations. Remember,


Germany has not been beaten in an Olympic team competition since 1976.


83.78 %, that is confirmed. That Mark puts Charlotte out ahead of


That is an Olympic record for Charlotte Dujardin, an absolutely


super test of horse and rider. I am no equestrian expert but it is


great teamwork to watch. It means that Great Britain's team go into


the Grand Prix Special on Tuesday leading the standings. Incidentally,


Richard Davison on Artemis was also performing today in the individual


event. He does not go in the team. His score of 72.796 is likely to


see him qualify for the next stage as well, so going very well down at


Greenwich. All going very well at ExCel as we saw with Karina


Bryant's ippon, securing her first medal in four Olympics. She was


giving away four stones to her Ukrainian opponent. Karina Bryant


is a bronze medallist at last and Helen Skelton has managed catch up


with her. Congratulations, you must beat


ecstatic? Over the moon, lost for words for once. It has been an


emotionally and physically draining day for you, hasn't it? Yes, very


very emotional. I tried to keep my head together, really. It is my 4th


Games. I wanted to do myself justice. I feel I have done that


today. This feels like a gold medal. Is it definitely the 4th and last?


I don't know. I quite enjoyed it today so, so who knows. Excellent


athletic skills. He was that you had? My Big Brother. This is my


family in this corner. I will see them shortly. I can't believe that


guy tried to stop you seeing your family, do can take him! He is the


boss, so I had better not. Huge congratulations. Thank you very


much. I would let her get her medal first before she tries that. We


have seen a very good start in the women's heptathlon for Jessica


Ennis, who is leading the standings after two events today. They will


be back in the Olympic Stadium at 7pm for the shot put and the 200


metres to come. We have seen the stadium packed to the rafters in


the morning heats for the athletics events and the noise generated for


Jessica Ennis and Dai Greene and Christine Ohuruogu was pretty


special. But you can bet that the decibel level will ratchet up this


evening in the pool at about 7:45pm, when Mansfield's most famous export,


Becky Adlington, attempts to become the first British swimmer ever to


successfully defend an Olympic title. Standing in her way, her


You have the most amazing friendship and rivalry? She is


amazing. We have been racing each other since 2004. We have been


through the junior seen together and one year I will win, the next


she will win. I hope it doesn't mean she will win this year because


I won last! She works hard, so do I. It is about who will get the finish.


He will get the finished tonight? Sue Barker, huge night in the


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