BBC One: Day 7: 13.45-16.00 Olympics


BBC One: Day 7: 13.45-16.00

Hazel Irvine presents as the singles tennis semi-finals are played at Wimbledon. With a commentary team including Andrew Castle, Andrew Cotter, Sam Smith and Tim Henman.


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

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Around 200,000 people in the Olympic Park are enjoying

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

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

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

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three silver medals, Katherine Grainger finally has a gold medal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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build off that throughout the entire heptathlon. You have to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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precisely who heads that leaderboard until all of the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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getting behind the youngster. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has only

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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moment beckons for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. She has never

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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that point? Nervous, but strangely more calm than previous

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

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

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

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best for the next events today? Thank you.

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Still one attempts left for wonderfully well. It really lifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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about to start, and our commentators is Richard Simmons and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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advantage, over Christiansen and every time that Ben Ainslie has

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:28:26.:28:29.

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

:28:29.:28:34.

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

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

:28:38.:28:42.

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

:28:42.:28:46.

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

:28:46.:28:52.

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

:28:52.:28:55.

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

:28:55.:29:00.

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

:29:00.:29:04.

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

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

:29:08.:29:12.

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

:29:12.:29:18.

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

:29:18.:29:24.

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

:29:24.:29:27.

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

:29:27.:29:31.

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

:29:31.:29:35.

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

:29:35.:29:40.

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

:29:40.:29:46.

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

:29:46.:29:49.

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

:29:49.:29:55.

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

:29:55.:29:59.

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

:29:59.:30:03.

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

:30:03.:30:09.

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

:30:09.:30:13.

look out for Croatia, the Netherlands and France, close

:30:13.:30:18.

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

:30:18.:30:23.

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

:30:23.:30:28.

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

:30:28.:30:33.

breeze is getting slightly, slightly stronger. They have the

:30:33.:30:37.

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

:30:37.:30:42.

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

:30:42.:30:46.

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

:30:46.:30:50.

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

:30:50.:30:55.

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

:30:55.:30:58.

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

:30:58.:31:02.

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

:31:02.:31:06.

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

:31:06.:31:10.

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

:31:10.:31:14.

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

:31:14.:31:18.

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

:31:18.:31:24.

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

:31:24.:31:30.

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

:31:30.:31:35.

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

:31:35.:31:39.

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

:31:39.:31:43.

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

:31:43.:31:47.

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

:31:47.:31:52.

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

:31:53.:31:55.

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

:31:55.:32:01.

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

:32:01.:32:07.

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

:32:07.:32:12.

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

:32:12.:32:17.

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

:32:17.:32:21.

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

:32:21.:32:28.

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

:32:28.:32:33.

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

:32:33.:32:37.

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

:32:37.:32:42.

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

:32:42.:32:46.

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

:32:46.:32:56.
:32:56.:33:06.

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

:33:06.:33:15.

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

:33:15.:33:21.

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

:33:21.:33:26.

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

:33:26.:33:32.

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

:33:32.:33:37.

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

:33:37.:33:41.

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

:33:41.:33:48.

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

:33:48.:33:56.

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

:33:56.:34:01.

between the competitor from the Netherlands and Ben Ainslie.

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

:34:06.:34:12.

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

:34:12.:34:17.

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

:34:17.:34:24.

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

:34:24.:34:30.

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

:34:30.:34:35.

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

:34:35.:34:40.

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

:34:40.:34:46.

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

:34:46.:34:51.

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

:34:51.:34:57.

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

:34:57.:35:02.

become truly world class because the current greatest-ever Olympic

:35:02.:35:12.
:35:12.:35:41.

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

:35:41.:35:47.

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

:35:47.:35:50.

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

:35:50.:35:58.

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

:35:58.:36:03.

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

:36:03.:36:07.

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

:36:07.:36:13.

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

:36:13.:36:23.

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

:36:23.:36:29.

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

:36:29.:36:34.

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

:36:34.:36:38.

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

:36:38.:36:47.

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

:36:47.:36:53.

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

:36:53.:36:57.

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

:36:57.:37:03.

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

:37:03.:37:09.

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

:37:09.:37:14.

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

:37:14.:37:18.

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

:37:18.:37:22.

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

:37:23.:37:32.
:37:33.:37:36.

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

:37:36.:37:44.

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

:37:44.:37:54.
:37:54.:37:55.

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

:37:55.:38:05.
:38:05.:38:23.

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

:38:23.:38:33.
:38:33.:38:34.

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

:38:34.:38:41.

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

:38:41.:38:48.

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

:38:48.:38:55.

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

:38:55.:39:01.

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

:39:01.:39:07.

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

:39:07.:39:13.

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

:39:14.:39:18.

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

:39:18.:39:25.

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

:39:25.:39:30.

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

:39:30.:39:35.

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

:39:36.:39:45.

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

:39:45.:39:53.

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

:39:53.:39:59.

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

:39:59.:40:04.

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

:40:04.:40:09.

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

:40:09.:40:19.
:40:19.:40:22.

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

:40:22.:40:29.

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

:40:29.:40:34.

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

:40:34.:40:44.
:40:44.:40:46.

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

:40:46.:40:50.

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

:40:50.:40:57.

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

:40:57.:41:06.

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

:41:06.:41:12.

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

:41:12.:41:19.

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

:41:19.:41:23.

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

:41:23.:41:33.
:41:33.:41:35.

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

:41:35.:41:41.

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

:41:41.:41:45.

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

:41:45.:41:52.

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

:41:52.:42:01.

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

:42:01.:42:08.

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

:42:08.:42:14.

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

:42:14.:42:21.

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

:42:21.:42:28.

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

:42:28.:42:38.
:42:38.:42:41.

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

:42:42.:42:46.

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

:42:46.:42:51.

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

:42:51.:42:57.

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

:42:57.:43:05.

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

:43:06.:43:10.

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

:43:10.:43:14.

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

:43:14.:43:20.

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

:43:20.:43:26.

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

:43:26.:43:31.

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

:43:31.:43:41.
:43:41.:43:42.

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

:43:42.:43:47.

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

:43:47.:43:51.

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

:43:51.:43:57.

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

:43:57.:44:02.

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

:44:02.:44:07.

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

:44:07.:44:12.

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

:44:12.:44:18.

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

:44:18.:44:28.
:44:28.:44:35.

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

:44:35.:44:45.
:44:45.:44:46.

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

:44:46.:44:50.

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

:44:50.:44:57.

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

:44:57.:45:01.

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

:45:01.:45:11.
:45:11.:45:11.

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

:45:11.:45:21.
:45:21.:45:23.

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

:45:23.:45:31.

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

:45:31.:45:41.
:45:41.:45:43.

contest, a variety of techniques ippon which secures immediate

:45:43.:45:47.

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

:45:47.:45:53.

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

:45:53.:46:01.

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

:46:01.:46:08.

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

:46:08.:46:11.

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

:46:11.:46:21.
:46:21.:46:32.

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

:46:32.:46:36.

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

:46:37.:46:42.

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

:46:42.:46:46.

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

:46:46.:46:51.

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

:46:51.:46:55.

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

:46:55.:47:03.

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

:47:03.:47:13.
:47:13.:47:29.

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

:47:29.:47:34.

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

:47:35.:47:44.

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

:47:44.:47:51.

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

:47:51.:47:58.

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

:47:58.:48:02.

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

:48:02.:48:10.

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

:48:10.:48:14.

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

:48:14.:48:20.

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

:48:20.:48:24.

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

:48:24.:48:28.

competition since its debut appropriately enough in Tokyo. In

:48:28.:48:34.

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

:48:34.:48:41.

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

:48:41.:48:46.

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

:48:46.:48:51.

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

:48:51.:48:57.

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

:48:57.:49:04.

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

:49:04.:49:08.

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

:49:08.:49:18.
:49:18.:49:40.

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

:49:40.:49:50.
:49:50.:49:51.

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

:49:51.:49:57.

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

:49:57.:50:07.
:50:07.:50:16.

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

:50:16.:50:19.

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

:50:19.:50:23.

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

:50:23.:50:27.

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

:50:27.:50:32.

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

:50:32.:50:39.

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

:50:39.:50:46.

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

:50:46.:50:51.

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

:50:51.:50:58.

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

:50:59.:51:04.

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

:51:04.:51:09.

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

:51:09.:51:15.

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

:51:15.:51:25.
:51:25.:51:46.

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

:51:46.:51:51.

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

:51:51.:52:01.
:52:01.:52:10.

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

:52:10.:52:15.

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

:52:15.:52:19.

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

:52:19.:52:23.

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

:52:23.:52:27.

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

:52:27.:52:31.

training so she set up a fundraising website to try and

:52:31.:52:38.

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

:52:38.:52:48.
:52:48.:53:01.

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

:53:01.:53:07.

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

:53:07.:53:12.

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

:53:12.:53:16.

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

:53:16.:53:23.

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

:53:23.:53:31.

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

:53:31.:53:36.

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

:53:36.:53:46.
:53:46.:53:48.

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

:53:48.:53:55.

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

:53:56.:54:04.

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

:54:04.:54:09.

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

:54:09.:54:18.

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

:54:18.:54:25.

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

:54:25.:54:34.

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

:54:34.:54:44.
:54:44.:54:47.

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

:54:48.:54:52.

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

:54:52.:54:57.

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

:54:57.:55:07.

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

:55:07.:55:09.

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

:55:09.:55:14.

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

:55:14.:55:23.

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

:55:23.:55:26.

She may well still have something very significant to takeaway from

:55:26.:55:30.

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

:55:30.:55:34.

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

:55:34.:55:40.

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

:55:40.:55:44.

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

:55:44.:55:46.

though she must be bitterly disappointed with that, she still

:55:46.:55:51.

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

:55:51.:55:57.

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

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

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

:56:07.:56:14.

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

:56:14.:56:20.

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

:56:20.:56:30.

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

:56:30.:56:34.

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

:56:34.:56:37.

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

:56:37.:56:45.

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

:56:45.:56:50.

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

:56:50.:56:55.

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

:56:55.:56:59.

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

:56:59.:57:03.

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

:57:03.:57:06.

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

:57:06.:57:13.

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

:57:13.:57:18.

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

:57:19.:57:23.

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

:57:23.:57:28.

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

:57:28.:57:34.

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

:57:34.:57:38.

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

:57:38.:57:48.
:57:48.:57:50.

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

:57:50.:57:59.

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

:57:59.:58:03.

griefment -- grief. Very interesting scenes down there at

:58:03.:58:09.

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

:58:09.:58:12.

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

:58:12.:58:17.

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

:58:17.:58:23.

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

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

:58:29.:58:32.

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

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

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

:58:44.:58:49.

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

:58:49.:58:53.

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

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

:58:57.:59:02.

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

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

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

:59:14.:59:19.

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

:59:19.:59:23.

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

:59:24.:59:30.

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

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

:59:37.:59:43.

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

:59:43.:59:49.

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

:59:49.:59:53.

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

:59:53.:59:57.

they ended up in sixth place because they took a personality

:59:57.:00:02.

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

:00:02.:00:06.

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

:00:06.:00:10.

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

:00:10.:00:14.

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

:00:15.:00:19.

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

:00:19.:00:22.

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

:00:22.:00:28.

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

:00:28.:00:36.

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

:00:36.:00:40.

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

:00:40.:00:46.

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

:00:46.:00:54.

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

:00:54.:01:04.
:01:04.:01:08.

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

:01:08.:01:14.

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

:01:14.:01:19.

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

:01:19.:01:23.

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

:01:23.:01:29.

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

:01:29.:01:34.

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

:01:34.:01:42.

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

:01:42.:01:47.

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

:01:47.:01:54.

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

:01:54.:01:59.

These are extraordinary moments in the Olympic sailing world. Ben

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

:02:04.:02:09.

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

:02:10.:02:16.

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

:02:16.:02:20.

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

:02:20.:02:26.

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

:02:26.:02:31.

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

:02:31.:02:37.

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

:02:37.:02:41.

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

:02:41.:02:47.

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

:02:47.:02:54.

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

:02:54.:03:01.

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

:03:01.:03:05.

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

:03:05.:03:09.

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

:03:09.:03:15.

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

:03:15.:03:19.

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

:03:19.:03:29.

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

:03:29.:03:34.

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

:03:34.:03:38.

final leading in gold medal position, defending a lead instead

:03:38.:03:43.

of attacking the gold medal potential winner of Denmark. That

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

:03:48.:03:52.

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

:03:52.:03:58.

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

:03:58.:04:04.

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

:04:04.:04:12.

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

:04:13.:04:18.

the wind is probably coming directly from Ben to the Danish

:04:18.:04:23.

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

:04:23.:04:28.

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

:04:28.:04:33.

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

:04:33.:04:38.

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

:04:38.:04:43.

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

:04:43.:04:48.

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

:04:48.:04:53.

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

:04:53.:04:59.

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

:04:59.:05:04.

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

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

:05:09.:05:17.

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

:05:17.:05:23.

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

:05:23.:05:32.

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

:05:32.:05:42.
:05:42.:05:52.

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

:05:52.:05:57.

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

:05:57.:06:03.

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

:06:03.:06:07.

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

:06:07.:06:16.

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

:06:16.:06:20.

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

:06:20.:06:25.

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

:06:25.:06:30.

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

:06:30.:06:35.

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

:06:35.:06:39.

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

:06:39.:06:48.

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

:06:48.:06:53.

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

:06:53.:06:58.

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

:06:58.:07:08.
:07:08.:07:08.

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

:07:08.:07:11.

Ainslie thought they had got together to attack him yesterday,

:07:11.:07:17.

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

:07:17.:07:22.

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

:07:22.:07:27.

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

:07:27.:07:33.

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

:07:34.:07:38.

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

:07:38.:07:44.

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

:07:44.:07:48.

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

:07:48.:07:55.

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

:07:56.:08:00.

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

:08:00.:08:10.
:08:10.:08:21.

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

:08:21.:08:26.

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

:08:26.:08:33.

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

:08:33.:08:40.

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

:08:41.:08:46.

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

:08:46.:08:56.
:08:56.:08:57.

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

:08:58.:09:04.

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

:09:04.:09:09.

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

:09:09.:09:16.

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

:09:16.:09:20.

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

:09:20.:09:30.
:09:30.:09:32.

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

:09:32.:09:38.

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

:09:38.:09:43.

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

:09:43.:09:50.

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

:09:50.:09:54.

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

:09:54.:10:02.

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

:10:03.:10:07.

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

:10:07.:10:13.

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

:10:13.:10:19.

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

:10:20.:10:24.

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

:10:24.:10:30.

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

:10:30.:10:36.

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

:10:36.:10:40.

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

:10:40.:10:45.

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

:10:45.:10:51.

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

:10:51.:10:56.

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

:10:56.:11:02.

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

:11:02.:11:07.

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

:11:07.:11:11.

last six days and there is a significant battle happening in

:11:11.:11:16.

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

:11:16.:11:22.

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

:11:22.:11:28.

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

:11:28.:11:38.
:11:38.:11:40.

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

:11:40.:11:45.

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

:11:45.:11:51.

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

:11:51.:11:58.

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

:11:58.:12:04.

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

:12:04.:12:07.

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

:12:07.:12:16.

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

:12:16.:12:24.

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

:12:24.:12:34.
:12:34.:12:40.

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

:12:40.:12:45.

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

:12:45.:12:55.
:12:55.:12:58.

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

:12:58.:13:04.

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

:13:04.:13:09.

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

:13:09.:13:15.

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

:13:15.:13:20.

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

:13:20.:13:26.

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

:13:26.:13:31.

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

:13:31.:13:36.

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

:13:36.:13:45.

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

:13:45.:13:50.

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

:13:50.:13:57.

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

:13:57.:14:06.

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

:14:06.:14:12.

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

:14:12.:14:17.

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

:14:17.:14:21.

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

:14:21.:14:31.
:14:31.:14:32.

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

:14:32.:14:39.

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

:14:39.:14:45.

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

:14:45.:14:49.

Olympic sailor. The story has been Denmark Great Britain throughout

:14:49.:14:56.

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

:14:56.:15:02.

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

:15:02.:15:06.

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

:15:06.:15:11.

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

:15:11.:15:16.

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

:15:16.:15:20.

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

:15:20.:15:27.

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

:15:27.:15:32.

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

:15:32.:15:42.

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

:15:42.:15:47.

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

:15:47.:15:52.

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

:15:52.:15:56.

overall. The difference between Hogh-Christensen being third and

:15:56.:16:00.

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

:16:00.:16:05.

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

:16:05.:16:08.

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

:16:08.:16:18.
:16:18.:16:20.

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

:16:20.:16:24.

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

:16:24.:16:28.

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

:16:28.:16:38.
:16:38.:16:38.

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

:16:38.:16:44.

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

:16:44.:16:49.

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

:16:49.:16:55.

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

:16:55.:17:02.

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

:17:02.:17:06.

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

:17:06.:17:13.

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

:17:13.:17:17.

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

:17:17.:17:21.

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

:17:21.:17:26.

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

:17:26.:17:31.

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

:17:31.:17:37.

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

:17:37.:17:42.

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

:17:42.:17:49.

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

:17:49.:17:57.

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

:17:57.:18:06.

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

:18:06.:18:11.

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

:18:11.:18:21.
:18:21.:18:27.

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

:18:27.:18:30.

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

:18:30.:18:36.

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

:18:36.:18:40.

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

:18:40.:18:47.

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

:18:47.:18:51.

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

:18:51.:18:56.

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

:18:56.:19:01.

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

:19:01.:19:07.

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

:19:07.:19:13.

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

:19:13.:19:18.

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

:19:18.:19:25.

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

:19:25.:19:29.

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

:19:29.:19:33.

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

:19:34.:19:40.

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

:19:40.:19:46.

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

:19:46.:19:51.

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

:19:52.:19:59.

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

:19:59.:20:03.

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

:20:03.:20:07.

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

:20:07.:20:11.

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

:20:11.:20:17.

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

:20:17.:20:22.

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

:20:22.:20:27.

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

:20:27.:20:31.

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

:20:31.:20:35.

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

:20:35.:20:38.

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

:20:39.:20:43.

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

:20:43.:20:47.

opportunities to get away from competitors and find your own patch

:20:47.:20:53.

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

:20:53.:20:57.

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

:20:57.:21:02.

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

:21:02.:21:07.

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

:21:07.:21:11.

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

:21:11.:21:15.

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

:21:15.:21:20.

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

:21:20.:21:24.

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

:21:24.:21:29.

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

:21:29.:21:33.

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

:21:33.:21:37.

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

:21:37.:21:47.

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

:21:47.:21:50.

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

:21:50.:21:56.

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

:21:56.:22:01.

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

:22:01.:22:05.

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

:22:05.:22:12.

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

:22:12.:22:20.

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

:22:20.:22:24.

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

:22:24.:22:27.

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

:22:28.:22:31.

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

:22:31.:22:37.

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

:22:37.:22:42.

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

:22:42.:22:46.

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

:22:46.:22:55.

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

:22:55.:23:01.

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

:23:01.:23:06.

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

:23:06.:23:09.

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

:23:10.:23:14.

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

:23:14.:23:18.

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

:23:18.:23:23.

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

:23:23.:23:31.

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

:23:31.:23:40.

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

:23:40.:23:44.

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

:23:44.:23:51.

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

:23:51.:23:56.

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

:23:56.:24:00.

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

:24:01.:24:04.

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

:24:04.:24:10.

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

:24:10.:24:14.

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

:24:14.:24:19.

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

:24:19.:24:25.

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

:24:25.:24:33.

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

:24:33.:24:37.

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

:24:37.:24:40.

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

:24:40.:24:45.

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

:24:45.:24:53.

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

:24:53.:24:58.

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

:24:58.:25:04.

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

:25:04.:25:08.

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

:25:08.:25:16.

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

:25:16.:25:21.

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

:25:21.:25:26.

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

:25:26.:25:29.

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

:25:29.:25:33.

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

:25:33.:25:37.

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

:25:37.:25:42.

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

:25:42.:25:46.

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

:25:46.:25:56.
:25:56.:25:57.

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

:25:57.:26:02.

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

:26:02.:26:07.

he affected the great Dane so that the Netherlands could get in front.

:26:07.:26:12.

Now that means that when they go into the big match, the medal race

:26:12.:26:17.

on big Sunday, but all Ben has to do is beat the day to win that gold

:26:17.:26:22.

medal. What a extraordinary grace from Ben

:26:22.:26:28.

Ainslie. I am sure you, like me, was thinking back to 2000, when he

:26:28.:26:32.

had to beat the Brazilian and he kept in at the back of the fleet.

:26:32.:26:36.

These are hard-nosed tactics, entirely legal. What do you make of

:26:36.:26:40.

it all? I don't think you have seen anything yet. Wait until you see

:26:40.:26:45.

Sunday. If I was the great day I would be quaking in my boots. He is

:26:45.:26:49.

a fantastic match racer. He uses tactics well. I have not seen him

:26:49.:26:54.

lose a medal race. He is America's Cup sailor as well. When he has the

:26:54.:26:58.

bit between his teeth he is hard to beat. The Danish sailor is going to

:26:58.:27:03.

be going into Sunday very nervous. I am sure he will. He is behind you

:27:03.:27:08.

at the moment. I would not get any his wake, the sort of mood he is in

:27:08.:27:14.

at the moment! Thank you very much. Cheers. You know that expression

:27:14.:27:18.

always the bridesmaid, never the bride? It is something Katherine

:27:18.:27:22.

Grainger was all too familiar with after three consecutive silver

:27:22.:27:26.

medals and near-misses in the Olympics in various boats but the

:27:26.:27:34.

36-year-old, together with Anna produce a happy ending and they

:27:34.:27:38.

have done. The most sought-after, harder and gold off any athletes

:27:38.:27:42.

and the British team, it has been a long time in the making. They have

:27:42.:27:46.

had time to calm down and let it soak in and they have been speaking

:27:46.:27:54.

to John and Steve at Eton Dorney Here we are, however long it is

:27:54.:27:59.

after the event, How are you feeling inside now? I don't even

:27:59.:28:06.

have words, unusually. Still just ecstatic, so pleased. The smile has

:28:06.:28:10.

not stopped. We said during the commentary, I don't think any

:28:10.:28:14.

others have anybody seen so happy with the gold medal, of the

:28:14.:28:17.

hundreds and hundreds of people in the disciplines of Sport, we have

:28:17.:28:26.

never seen anybody so fulfilled, like a thunderbolt had hit you and

:28:26.:28:34.

what is the? You tell me. The is, finally. I think the whole nation

:28:34.:28:39.

heaved a sigh of relief that it is done. We have not got to hear that

:28:39.:28:43.

woman again talking about getting the gold medal. What are we going

:28:43.:28:51.

to talk about now? It is done. it done? You walked into that one!

:28:51.:28:58.

That was the jab, the punch back. Do you know what, the whole journey

:28:58.:29:03.

has been until this point today and we have not thought about it and I

:29:03.:29:07.

am going to enjoy the moment. is a political answer, there is a

:29:07.:29:13.

career for you. Anna Watkins, you have been a bit-part player, but

:29:13.:29:17.

you were 50%, every bit as important. How is this moment for

:29:17.:29:23.

you? It has started to sink in, going past the crowd and getting

:29:23.:29:27.

away from everybody has let us finally so Cup this amazing

:29:27.:29:31.

atmosphere that has been building around this lake and we have been

:29:31.:29:35.

trying to keep our heads calm and focus on our own boat and finally

:29:35.:29:40.

we can release ourselves from that and appreciate where we are and the

:29:40.:29:46.

day we are in, what we have in our boat had to show the rest about --

:29:46.:29:50.

and to show the rest of the world what we have got in our boat. I am

:29:50.:29:54.

so proud of us. We have known we can do it for a long time but it is

:29:54.:29:58.

not the same as doing it. Today was the biggest challenge. I could not

:29:58.:30:02.

contemplate how awful it would have been if we had not won. How were

:30:02.:30:07.

you when you were cut this morning? Really nervous. You don't want to

:30:07.:30:12.

be nervous but there is nothing you can do. We try to keep breathing

:30:12.:30:19.

and stay calm hope I did not feel sick after my breakfast. Class C.

:30:19.:30:24.

When you got on the water, people say it is the moment the whistle

:30:24.:30:28.

goes and you kick the ball, was it the same or the water? We are happy

:30:28.:30:38.
:30:38.:30:39.

here, I know what to do, let's go The nerves don't go completely, but

:30:39.:30:46.

it is when we feel the best, when we are in our boat. You get a sense

:30:46.:30:51.

in the warm-up if it is as good as it needs to be, and it was. There

:30:51.:30:56.

is a lot of adrenalin coursing through you at the start up. It

:30:56.:31:01.

brings the best out of us and the boat. A couple of questions about

:31:01.:31:07.

the race, at the halfway point, you were in command. Did any doubt

:31:08.:31:12.

creep into your mind the Australians might come back?

:31:12.:31:17.

only point in the race where we have to be decisive was in the

:31:17.:31:22.

second 500. The Australians got up better than they did in the heat.

:31:22.:31:27.

When they were very much in touch with us. If they had managed to do

:31:27.:31:33.

a big push the then we would have had a struggle on our hands. We

:31:33.:31:39.

were very decisive when we moved away and I thought, there is no way

:31:39.:31:43.

this is not going to be our day. The do you go along with that?

:31:43.:31:50.

Absolutely. There was a sense that nobody was going to take this from

:31:50.:31:57.

us. It is our day, our time and crowd. It was our moment and we

:31:57.:32:04.

took it. Have you had any champagne yet? Not yet, but it is coming.

:32:04.:32:11.

Somebody has got to go for a drug test. He is the best champagne

:32:11.:32:20.

Popper Between the two of you? Everything is so competitive.

:32:20.:32:28.

look at these glasses. They don't have any bottoms to them. They are

:32:28.:32:35.

plastic. And it is a �4.99 bottle of champagne, but don't worry about

:32:35.:32:45.
:32:45.:32:46.

it. Don't to want to waste it. are going to toast, don't spill it

:32:46.:32:54.

over the top. We are going to toast...

:32:54.:32:59.

Well deserved. I think the headlines will say Catherine the

:32:59.:33:04.

Great tomorrow. Anna Watkins is no longer a lady in waiting any more.

:33:04.:33:10.

There is so much going on around the Olympics situation. If we go

:33:10.:33:17.

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:33:17.:33:21.

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:33:21.:33:26.

from Argentina and Roger Federer. Roger Federer won the tie-break to

:33:26.:33:33.

get back into this match. He was in big trouble. This is happening live

:33:33.:33:42.

on BBC Three. The man who ruled Wimbledon earlier on is having his

:33:42.:33:49.

work cut out. He has never won an work cut out. He has never won an

:33:49.:33:51.

Olympic gold medal in the singles. He won in the doubles last time

:33:51.:33:57.

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:33:57.:34:02.

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London 2012 on the BBC. We've got the Olympic Games covered.

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We have indeed. John Inverdale talked about the sense of

:35:42.:35:52.
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fulfilment talk by Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins. Carina

:35:56.:36:06.
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is also in her 4th Olympic games. She now has a chance to fight for

:36:09.:36:19.
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the bronze. She is facing a 21- year-old from the Ukraine. Our

:36:20.:36:25.

fingers are crossed for the silver medal for Gemma Gibbons at the s

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Today. Karina Bryant it is a 31- year-old from London. We go back to

:36:37.:36:47.
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dozen contest in the judo competition. The first of the

:36:57.:37:04.

bronze medal contests against the Ukraine and Great Britain's Karina

:37:04.:37:14.
:37:14.:37:16.

Bryant. This is how the Ukrainian got here. She lost her quarter-

:37:16.:37:22.

final to the defending champion, who was the defending champion.

:37:22.:37:31.

Karina Bryant has it within her to take the bronze. It is the

:37:31.:37:37.

Ukrainian who leads the march to the match. Karina Bryant's march to

:37:37.:37:43.

an Olympic judo match with an Olympic medal dangling above it has

:37:43.:37:46.

taken a dozen years false start she has never done herself justice in

:37:46.:37:56.

an Olympics. This is her 4th Games and it may be her last. Here she is,

:37:56.:38:02.

finally showing the world what she shows the world most Gisin between

:38:02.:38:09.

the Olympics. She is fighting so well today. She just seems so

:38:09.:38:16.

focused. Karina Bryant, R best heavyweight of all time. She is

:38:16.:38:20.

consistently up first winning the World medals and European medals.

:38:20.:38:26.

Let's hope she can get the Olympic one. This time yesterday it would

:38:26.:38:32.

have been 12 years since Great Britain's last Olympic medal. Today

:38:32.:38:40.

it has been 24 hours. The Ukrainian has won a pile of World Cup medals

:38:40.:38:50.
:38:50.:38:52.

over the past few years. Nothing ever at the biggest championships.

:38:52.:39:01.

She has rolled Carina over onto her back. It is a powerful start for

:39:01.:39:06.

the Ukrainian. Corrina caught up in the grip and she has got her arm

:39:06.:39:12.

trapped so she cannot do anything about that. She is the best part of

:39:12.:39:22.
:39:22.:39:22.

20 stones, 125 kg. The Ukrainian. Karina Bryant it is 16 stones. She

:39:22.:39:28.

has to try and equal out the way different somehow. She needs to up

:39:28.:39:34.

the pace of this fight. She needs to get the attack great higher and

:39:34.:39:42.

get her opponent moving. Olympic veteran marked her Olympics

:39:42.:39:52.
:39:52.:40:04.

debut in Sydney, she was only 21 the arm up? She is applying the

:40:04.:40:09.

leverage to the elbow. She got to roll over but the Ukrainian rolling

:40:09.:40:14.

out. You try and hold down somebody you is the best part of 20 stones

:40:14.:40:19.

and see how long you last. That is the challenge for Karina Bryant.

:40:19.:40:24.

One of the issues is the business of finding opponents who are as big

:40:24.:40:28.

as her in this country. Machine is in a small group of heavyweights

:40:28.:40:38.

over here? -- she is in a small group. She does end up sparring

:40:38.:40:47.

with the men. Karina Bryant and leading to up the pace. She has to

:40:47.:40:53.

force the pressure and get the Ukrainian to make a mistake. She

:40:53.:41:00.

got the counter! It has even the this caused up. She waited so well

:41:00.:41:10.
:41:10.:41:19.

for the counter. She is level. She could not begin until she did that.

:41:19.:41:25.

But in getting there leg out, the Ukrainian dislodged herself.

:41:25.:41:35.
:41:35.:41:37.

Fantastic counter. It is all even. Karina Bryant or one has 7th medal

:41:37.:41:44.

in the spring. I dare say she would swap them all for the one on offer

:41:44.:41:54.
:41:54.:42:01.

here. An Olympic bronze in London. into a position to fight here in

:42:01.:42:08.

the Games. She must six months last year with a neck injury. She has

:42:08.:42:12.

really come into these Games on form, winning a bronze in the

:42:12.:42:20.

Europeans in May this year. She has to watch getting caught on the leg.

:42:20.:42:26.

The Ukrainian is back in front. can see Karina Bryant at waiting

:42:26.:42:32.

for the counter. She is letting the Ukrainian come on with the grip in

:42:32.:42:37.

the hope of turning her, like she did earlier. So this bronze-medal

:42:37.:42:42.

match, the women's heavyweights on the final day of the judo inside

:42:42.:42:52.
:42:52.:43:08.

the ExCel. She has got the rotation. It is an Ippon! Karina Bryant has

:43:08.:43:18.
:43:18.:43:18.

got an Olympic bronze medal. Yesterday, they have none. Today

:43:18.:43:27.

they have got themselves two. The contest is concluded. Karina Bryant,

:43:27.:43:36.

who has been on the longest of Olympic journeys. She now has a

:43:36.:43:42.

Olympic medal work to show for all the hard work. Sympathy for the

:43:42.:43:48.

Ukrainian, but Karina Bryant deserves this. She waited her

:43:48.:43:58.
:43:58.:43:59.

moment. She allowed the Ukrainian to come on and did the counter

:43:59.:44:06.

twice. For so long she has been the figurehead of the British team, all

:44:07.:44:12.

of them down there to watch. For so long she has kept the flag flying

:44:12.:44:18.

in years when it has not been easy. There have been dark times for

:44:18.:44:28.
:44:28.:44:29.

British judo, and so often Karina Bryant has been the shining light.

:44:29.:44:34.

Her team mates hugging and Olympic bronze-medallist. She deserves this

:44:34.:44:39.

medal probably more than any one. She has come through the

:44:39.:44:48.

disappointment of the last Games, and now it has all been worthwhile.

:44:48.:44:54.

The 33-year-old from Camberley. I'm not sure we will see her in Rio,

:44:54.:45:02.

she will be 37. This might be an appropriate time to say farewell to

:45:02.:45:08.

the Olympic games. This might be her final Olympic moment. And if it

:45:08.:45:14.

is, it is the best of moments to say farewell. She is pressurising,

:45:15.:45:20.

fighting against it, but she puts the lead over and gets the turn.

:45:20.:45:30.
:45:30.:45:32.

Gutsy judo, going for it. -- get their leg over. It is becoming a

:45:32.:45:38.

familiar sight for British judo. It will be a long time before they

:45:38.:45:44.

tire of it. Do we need to say it? 12 years they have waited for a

:45:44.:45:50.

medal. Since Kate Howey in Sydney, Gemma Gibbons yesterday ended the

:45:50.:45:58.

drought. And now look at this, Karina Bryant with a bronze to go

:45:58.:46:02.

with yesterday's silver. Hard to believe the British Judo in this

:46:02.:46:12.
:46:12.:46:18.

Well, the Liberals has been a long time in the making for Karina

:46:18.:46:28.
:46:28.:46:29.

Bryant -- DEC bronze has been a Bryant and British judo, because

:46:29.:46:33.

that doubles the target that was set for them coming into the Games.

:46:33.:46:38.

Britain are still in 4th place but just consolidating their position.

:46:38.:46:43.

They have the 7th bronze medal and we will hear from Karina Bryant as

:46:43.:46:51.

soon as Helen Skelton can get to We are going to look at equestrian

:46:51.:46:56.

events now. Great Britain's three- day event has have done their bit

:46:56.:47:00.

with a silver medal and now it is the turn of the pure dressage

:47:00.:47:06.

riders. I am not sure, and I am not sure you are as well, if you know

:47:06.:47:11.

your dressage moves, but we will shortly find out. This is a real

:47:11.:47:14.

test, a mesmerising test of horse and rider as well. Great Britain

:47:14.:47:18.

has never won a medal in a list -- in Olympic history in the pure

:47:18.:47:24.

dressage events and they have good chances. This was the situation

:47:24.:47:28.

yesterday. It is Carl Hester, the world number two, who hails from

:47:28.:47:33.

Sark. He took the lead in the competition in the individual on

:47:33.:47:42.

every competitor has to complete and then they complete on Tuesday,

:47:42.:47:45.

in the Grand Prix special, which is a more difficult Test against set

:47:45.:47:51.

moves. The top qualifiers go through to the freestyle section,

:47:51.:47:56.

which is set to music next Thursday. Laura Bechtolsheimer and her horse

:47:56.:47:59.

took second place in the individual standings, although the 27-year-old

:47:59.:48:03.

Laura, who is completing -- competing in her second Olympics,

:48:03.:48:08.

said she was gutted. It was her lowest score in years, she was not

:48:08.:48:13.

expecting it. Great Britain were in first place overnight in the team

:48:13.:48:17.

standings, thanks to their collective efforts, with Charlotte

:48:17.:48:21.

Dujardin coming today on board Valegro. She set a world record and

:48:21.:48:27.

the Grand Prix special event and she trains out of Carl Hester's

:48:27.:48:37.
:48:37.:48:47.

year-old Charlotte Dujardin. She needs to get near 80%. In fact, at

:48:47.:48:57.
:48:57.:49:08.

88.02 %, she got a world record. racking moment, for you, Judy,

:49:08.:49:10.

because you and Carl Hester have been involved in this young lady's

:49:10.:49:16.

to the limit. Yes, she came to me as a 16-year-old young lady out of

:49:16.:49:20.

the showing world with a very determined glint in her eye, wanted

:49:21.:49:28.

to do well in the world of dressage and, my gosh, walked, there she had

:49:28.:49:35.

a loss of contact. This horse is ahead shaker and sometimes has a

:49:35.:49:44.

glitch with his contact but it will not upset her. It will give her a

:49:44.:49:48.

wake-up call. Take us through these movements. A good half past, a good

:49:48.:49:56.

start, a good bend. Travelling very well. Now she has to collect him in

:49:56.:50:00.

this corner, getting on his hind legs to make a good hold and rein

:50:00.:50:10.
:50:10.:50:14.

controlled. Really mature riding. She gives the horse every chance to

:50:15.:50:19.

draw breath and take his time. She does not rush. This is one of this

:50:19.:50:24.

horse's highlights. He has many highlights. He does fabulous

:50:24.:50:31.

extended trot so antique she did that very well. Active, good, keep

:50:31.:50:41.
:50:41.:50:42.

bad bounce, that spring. Beautiful. Absolutely stunningly beautiful. A

:50:42.:50:50.

little bit early, you can see the marker coming up now, but smooth,

:50:50.:50:56.

harmonious and well done. No loss of rhythm at all through that turn,

:50:56.:51:03.

and now we come into the extended walk. This is not his good point,

:51:03.:51:10.

the extended walk, but he can do it well enough. Total us, the horse

:51:10.:51:14.

that reached the bar in the dressage world, some three or four

:51:14.:51:19.

years ago, but this horse being talked of in terms of raising the

:51:19.:51:29.
:51:29.:51:33.

bar still higher. That is what but also collected. This is a

:51:33.:51:39.

collected walk. It is an important mark. The horse is content to get

:51:39.:51:42.

upset and anticipate the next movement but she has kept him very

:51:42.:51:49.

steady indeed. It could have been a stronger transition, more powerful,

:51:49.:51:58.

but it is easy from sitting here. That is good. Those marks at the

:51:59.:52:05.

moment, Judy, around the 82.89 %. Yes, she dropped down a bit after

:52:05.:52:10.

the extended walk, which we expected. But she had room to. This

:52:10.:52:15.

is a difficult transition into canter. He ran a little bit into it,

:52:15.:52:21.

was not perfect, but it will do. Perfect is at ten, but and eight or

:52:21.:52:25.

nine will do. Nightmare as we have to change is coming up. Keep your

:52:25.:52:35.
:52:35.:52:49.

concentration, Charlotte, keep your pat to say thank you for that. His

:52:49.:52:52.

nickname is Blueberry in the stadium. -- in a stable. Look at

:52:52.:52:59.

the crowd. An extended canter. This is where Carl Hester and Laura

:52:59.:53:03.

Bechtolsheimer made the mistake. Don't let it happen. Good girl.

:53:03.:53:13.
:53:13.:53:14.

Well done. Now she comes to the zigzag. 82.76 of a marks at the

:53:14.:53:24.
:53:24.:53:35.

either side. Lovely changes. OK, one-time changes now, bring him

:53:35.:53:45.
:53:45.:53:53.

beautiful. Let's hope the judges think the same. The last couple of

:53:53.:54:03.
:54:03.:54:09.

difficult movements, the canter time. Come out, well done, good.

:54:09.:54:14.

Now a change, now bring him back again, keep him collected, make him

:54:14.:54:24.
:54:24.:54:33.

80%. She will come up a bit now, I think. -- still on the 82%. The

:54:33.:54:38.

leader is from Germany. What a transition, what power, what risk-

:54:38.:54:48.
:54:48.:54:49.

taking. Flamboyance of youth, Mike! Let's keep it up. Right, this last

:54:49.:54:59.
:54:59.:55:05.

line, this should really bring the hands steady, bringing him back now,

:55:05.:55:11.

a good condition. Keep going, keep going. Keep going. Keep going, but

:55:11.:55:19.

-- keep going and now come out. Good. And straight. Straight, good.

:55:19.:55:25.

This is unbelievable. She has done the most fantastic job. 26 years

:55:25.:55:30.

old, coming to the halt. A stand still. Good boy. She maintains the

:55:30.:55:39.

hold. This young lady moves to Carl Hester as a stable rider and now

:55:39.:55:45.

she stands on the edge of a possible Olympic medal, both team

:55:45.:55:54.

and individual. That was a sensational Test. She was a show

:55:54.:55:57.

pony rider when she started. She won title after title with that,

:55:57.:56:02.

actually when she was a child was helped by its Tim Stockdale's wife,

:56:02.:56:07.

Laura, and then moved to Judy Harvey, then Carl Hester. What

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about the score for that, Judy? It is looking around 82%, 83%. Would

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you be happy with that? She did a fantastic job, Mike. What guts.

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Looking at those movements again, let's remind you this is the third

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rider from Britain. Germany took the lead with the second rider and

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they have one to come, but this score is one that really could set

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the Germans a real challenge. But when we finish today we are only

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halfway through the team test. There is one more to come next week.

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I think we should go back to the old rules. What Judy means there is

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the medals would be decided after this competition. Well, we will see,

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because it is going to be nip and tuck with the Germans. There is

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Germany and Holland to come, two very strong nations. Remember,

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Germany has not been beaten in an Olympic team competition since 1976.

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83.78 %, that is confirmed. That Mark puts Charlotte out ahead of

:57:23.:57:33.
:57:33.:57:34.

That is an Olympic record for Charlotte Dujardin, an absolutely

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super test of horse and rider. I am no equestrian expert but it is

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great teamwork to watch. It means that Great Britain's team go into

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the Grand Prix Special on Tuesday leading the standings. Incidentally,

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Richard Davison on Artemis was also performing today in the individual

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event. He does not go in the team. His score of 72.796 is likely to

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see him qualify for the next stage as well, so going very well down at

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Greenwich. All going very well at ExCel as we saw with Karina

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Bryant's ippon, securing her first medal in four Olympics. She was

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giving away four stones to her Ukrainian opponent. Karina Bryant

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is a bronze medallist at last and Helen Skelton has managed catch up

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with her. Congratulations, you must beat

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ecstatic? Over the moon, lost for words for once. It has been an

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emotionally and physically draining day for you, hasn't it? Yes, very

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very emotional. I tried to keep my head together, really. It is my 4th

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Games. I wanted to do myself justice. I feel I have done that

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today. This feels like a gold medal. Is it definitely the 4th and last?

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I don't know. I quite enjoyed it today so, so who knows. Excellent

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athletic skills. He was that you had? My Big Brother. This is my

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family in this corner. I will see them shortly. I can't believe that

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guy tried to stop you seeing your family, do can take him! He is the

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boss, so I had better not. Huge congratulations. Thank you very

:59:16.:59:21.

much. I would let her get her medal first before she tries that. We

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have seen a very good start in the women's heptathlon for Jessica

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Ennis, who is leading the standings after two events today. They will

:59:29.:59:33.

be back in the Olympic Stadium at 7pm for the shot put and the 200

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metres to come. We have seen the stadium packed to the rafters in

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the morning heats for the athletics events and the noise generated for

:59:42.:59:44.

Jessica Ennis and Dai Greene and Christine Ohuruogu was pretty

:59:44.:59:50.

special. But you can bet that the decibel level will ratchet up this

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evening in the pool at about 7:45pm, when Mansfield's most famous export,

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Becky Adlington, attempts to become the first British swimmer ever to

:59:59.:00:02.

successfully defend an Olympic title. Standing in her way, her

:00:02.:00:12.
:00:12.:00:38.

You have the most amazing friendship and rivalry? She is

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amazing. We have been racing each other since 2004. We have been

:00:44.:00:49.

through the junior seen together and one year I will win, the next

:00:49.:00:53.

she will win. I hope it doesn't mean she will win this year because

:00:53.:01:00.

I won last! She works hard, so do I. It is about who will get the finish.

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He will get the finished tonight? Sue Barker, huge night in the

:01:08.:01:15.

Hazel Irvine presents as the singles tennis semi-finals are played at Wimbledon. Will Andy Murray be in action?

Tennis: Men's singles semi-finals Women's singles semi-finals

Tennis commentators: Andrew Castle Andrew Cotter Sam Smith Chris Bradnam Tim Henman Tracy Austin Virginia Wade John Lloyd.


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