BBC One: Day 7: 19.00-22.00 Olympics


BBC One: Day 7: 19.00-22.00

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Welcome to the �93 million Olympic velodrome here on the Olympic Park.

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It may have cost a lot to build, but the memories it is creating are

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priceless. Last night, Sir Chris Hoy was crowned our greatest

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Olympian ever after picking up yet another gold medal, and the anthems

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have continued to flow, the goals have continued to be won by Great

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Britain. On BBC Two moments ago, the men picked up the team's sprint

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gold medal. Congratulations to them. Meanwhile, on BBC One, the build-up

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to Victoria Pendleton. She now wants her chance to grab that gold

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She has been a fantastic ambassador for British cycling, but she has

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her work cut out. It is important to point out that the keirin is not

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Victoria and that an's specialist subject, but after the

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disappointment of last night, it has taken on huge importance.

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sure she was counting on a medal last night. That chance got taken

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away. She has a chance to win this today. The keirin is more of a

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lottery. There are many other riders in the race and some things

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are out of your control, so it is not all down to her, but she has

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the legs to win. It is one of the things we have spoken about. There

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are no variables in something like the team's sprint other than human

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nature, whereas in the keirin, your performance depends on what others

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do. That is the thing. You can predict your result before you

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going. But there are so many infinite variables for things that

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can happen. It is not just one person versus six. It is one to the

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power of six. It is one versus one versus one... There is a maths

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lesson for you! A maths genius as well as a cycling genius. Behind us,

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they are working out who will be placing 7th to 12th in the keirin.

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For people who are new to this, explain what they are about to see?

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It is going to be tactics. Some people like to take it on. Some

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riders like to take it from the front and move straight to the

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front. Some people will look like they are boxed in, but they can

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come round later. They can leave it and save their energies and then

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use that explosive effort to come round. The two should longest girls

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were both in the semi-finals, and a mayors and Pendleton. The women

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usually go when there is a lap to go. It shows their class. We can

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see that Mike loves his cycling, it can't take his eyes off the track.

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Date does inside the mind of Victoria Pendleton. You know her

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and the way she writes. What will she be looking to do? In depends

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what day it is. That is an important point. This is the key in

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the centre. I have not spoken to her personally on this trip so far,

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but I have spoken to the coaches, and they say she is in the right

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place, which is a good sign. She is highly emotional. The Olympics

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makes you emotional, but she is eager. She has waited four years

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for this opportunity. In Beijing, she did not have the option of

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doing the keirin or the team sprint. So she is eager to win this metal.

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There are a lot of deep thoughts going on, talking with the coach,

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talking about tactics. You have about five laps behind the

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motorbike before it pulls off, and that is a long time to be thinking.

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There was a remarkable documentary about Vicky recently which explain

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to us exactly what she's like as a rider. We hope she can pull out the

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performance we would all love to see, but it is not only did you

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riding for gold. Let's hear from We have another gold medal around

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your neck, a very special moment, Brian Thomas. How did it feel?

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is unbelievable, the sacrifices, it is unbelievable, the bond between

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the four. Tennant had to sit on the side and watch, he could have

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ridden. The unity of the team, I would miss the two any day to feel

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like that. The crowd were immense. I really struggled a after getting

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a bit ill. Mentally it has been really hard for me, without these

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boys and him picking me up and keeping me confident and stuff, I

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would not be stood here now. It is unbelievable, really. Ed Clancy, an

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official team captain of this pursuit team to set the world

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record and to win in this manner must be hugely satisfying for you?

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I just can't explain it. We had good vibes in the training camp

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through your four weeks ago, talking about the times we thought

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we could do if things happened well. Then Graham Thomas got food

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poisoning and we took a step backwards. By have spent so many

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years thinking about this moment. It is a mad explosion of emotion.

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It is out of this world. I can't say anything else. Peter Kennaugh,

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they must have been a time when you would if you would get here after

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injuring yourself? Yes, there were a few scary moments a couple of

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months back but I never stopped believing and all the support I

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have had has incredible. On my Twitter feed, my mates on Facebook,

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getting behind me 100%. That means the world to me. We have been

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talking about it since November. It feels like we have talked this to

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death and now it is done and we have one, it is this a real feeling.

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One that we will only come to terms with in time. It is incredible.

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Your friend Mark Cavendish is up there ran very pleased. Stephen, a

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gold medal to add to that bronze in Beijing. Back then, four years ago,

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this must have been your target? Definitely. It was four years ago.

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I was the Fifth man there and it was unfortunate but that is what

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spurred me on for the next four years. The last Vorm years have

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been hard for us and it has come together. -- the last four years

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have been hard for us. She will be inspired by those team

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pursued has and the crowd of 6,000 COMMENTATOR: They are away. This is

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the final of the women's Keirin. It is Guo Shuang of China who tucks in.

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We have Anna Meares, the current world champion, near the back and

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Victoria Pendleton's nemesis. Sullivan is in it for Canada. Twice

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the world champion, the French, and Lee of Hong Kong. This is the gold

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medal contest. This is one that Pendleton has said she would dearly

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love to win. Well, after the problems of yesterday she death --

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desperately would like to get a win here. She has two opportunities for

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a gold medal before she retires. She needs to take one. It would be

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a fantastic way to finish, in third position, happy to sit there.

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Everybody is waiting as the speed lifts. There is some talent in this

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line-up, Sanchez, Guo Shuang has been the world champion and

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Pendleton has pulled on the rainbow jersey for this as well. There is a

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clear gap in my mind. I think it is Anna Meares, Pendleton and Guo

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Shuang. Dust -- they are the ones on form. Lee had a fast time in

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qualification with possibly a chance but for me it is between

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those three. Well, the build up, it makes the hairs stand on the back

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of your neck because the tempo lifts and the derny bike gets

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louder. It will achieve the pace of 45 kilometres an hour. We are

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looking at Guo Shuang of China, who was relegated into silver medal

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position last night, having finished first in the team spent.

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That is history now. The coaches gesticulating to Pendleton, his

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arms were flailing away, saying late of the wheel to give yourself

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space to work in. Three more laps to go. That is what they do, they

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lay off. They have to stay within ten metres of the derny bike and

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ten metres of each other until the bike swings out of the way. We are

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getting towards the sharp end of business. Into the track goes the

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derny bike and the crowd are waiting for the first strike and it

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is Anna Meares, the defending, the world champion, I should say. She

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is looking to try to win the Keirin. It is the first time the Keirin has

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been in the Olympic Games for the women and she has gone to the front.

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There is work for Pendleton, here comes Pendleton and Anna Meares is

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looking for the challenge as they go into the finishing straight. It

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will be the bell, Victoria Pendleton has ignited the burners

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and she has gone ahead. Ana Mears it -- Anna Meares has washed away.

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Guo Shuang is trying. They are coming down the finishing straight.

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Oh, Victoria Pendleton takes the gold medal. She is the Olympic

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Keirin champion! Guo Shuang got the silver. The world champion, Anna

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Meares, was washed away. Well, I was really surprised to see her get

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swamped. Pendleton, had jumped to the front was incredible. I thought

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that Guo Shuang might challenge around the outside but no, Victoria

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Pendleton held her off. She has got a gold medal to finish her career.

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What a way to go out. What kind of bonus will that before her morale,

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for the competition still to come, Chris? It is a bonus. She has got

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one in the back. She has got what she has worked so hard to get. A

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personal best in training. judges are checking but Victoria

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Pendleton, no infringements, she was on the front. She is

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celebrating, she has the Union flag in her hand. That is her second

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Olympic gold medal. She won the gold in the sprint in Beijing, now

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the gold for the Keirin and the flags are waving here. That was a

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genius, a master class by Pendleton. We know she is in the form of her

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life and that reflected strongly. She hit the front and nobody would

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deny her. Guo Shuang of China gets silver, and Lee, Hong Kong, bronze.

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She posted a fast time in training. It should have been between Guo

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Shuang, Anna Meares and Pendleton, Butleigh has excelled and people do

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that at the Olympic Games, don't they? They do, it is the first

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medal I can recall going to a woman bike rider from Hong Kong.

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Fantastic, getting a bronze. There is the victor and she is putting

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her arms around the coach. Here is a chance to look at some images

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again. Well, Guo Shuang was first onto the motorbike there but she

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would be stinging after yesterday, being relegated to the silver medal

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position after she got a gold medal. It was not enough. Victoria

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Pendleton is so sharp. When Anna Meares made this move I thought it

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was massive. Victoria Pendleton tried to get on the wheel and

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missed it and went into 4th position and I thought it was a

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long way to come around but look at the acceleration, right around the

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outside, came the long way. That helped her out because they came

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into the straight and she was able to run down on to the line and

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nobody could come around. I tell you what, that turn of speed has

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made a statement of huge, huge proportions to the rest of the

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opposition ready for the sprint. Guo Shuang was coming back at home

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in the closing stages but it was all about Victoria Pinnow --

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Victoria Pendleton. Phenomenal, unbelievable. So, she has landed

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the gold medal for the women's's killing. It was interesting when

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they were lining -- for the women's Keirin. When they were lining up,

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Pendleton was focused. I think what she thought was OK, don't enter my

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territory, or, and at your own peril but she did enter and she

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watched the Australian away. Anna Meares ended up in 5th position, a

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real surprise. It certainly is. So, we will have another medal

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presentation and here the national anthem again but there is nobody

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more happy than that lady, there, Lee of Hong Kong, to take the

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bronze. Look at that for a smile. It is nice to see surprises like

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that at the Olympic Games. Pendleton celebrating here at the

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trackside. Look at the smile, a fantastic performance. You run out

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of superlatives. It is such an amazing time. You do, actually. The

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words have been used so often they have been diluted. An unprecedented

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time for British cycling. They don't jar, you have to Kuyt -- you

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have to keep using them. Queen Victoria, you have carried on again.

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You carried on where you left off in Beijing. I tell you what, she is

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back, molten hot. Well, she is not back for long, a few more days and

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she will have retired from the world of cycling and what a way to

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go out. Certainly, at the pinnacle of her career and it looks like

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with that kind of performance that she could end up with a brace of

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gold medals. No pressure, but that was very impressive. Guo Shuang may

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have to deal with a challenge when it comes to the sprint. She was no

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slouch. She came back twice during the Keirin to challenge tries. She

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tried to hold Victoria Pendleton up to to stop her coming around the

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outside and was only half a wheel down. We will see more of her run

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the sprint competition. meritorious performance by Victoria

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Pendleton. There she is, Stella in her delivery and no -- nobody had

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an answer. They tried to challenge celebrations keep going on and on.

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Everybody in the British camp, the mechanics are coming up. There is

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Paul Manning, who has had success with the women. I think we can join

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Many congratulations. What a what roller-coaster of emotions in 24

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hours. I can barely believe it right now. It was really hard, the

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excitement, what a great job the girls did in a world record and the

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guys won a world record and gold medal. I was just like, focus,

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focus. You still have a race to do. It was so hard. I can't believe it.

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Thank you so much to everybody who has helped me get here. The crowd

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has been fantastic and they really helped me today. Now a double

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Olympic champion. From a tactical point of the Duke you could not

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have ridden a more perfect race. think my coach might have something

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to say about that. He said to me, don't look for their race, just

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make your own. When it is your moment, go. My legs were good from

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last night. I wanted to really show what I have got. We worked out, --

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it worked out OK, I guess. It is not over yet. We can see the form

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you are in. I am looking forward to the sprint. I hope my time trial

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will be a little bit more special than it has been over the past

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couple of years. I have been working on it a lot and I am hoping

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to spend, I have a good chance there. -- I in the sprint I have a

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good chance. I want to come back with a vengeance. It is lovely to

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see you wrap yourself in there Union Jack. And to see your fiancee.

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I was searching and the crowd. Congratulations, enjoy the podium.

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Bengt you very much. Well, at -- I bet at home you have a sore throat

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but you can try your eyes. Congratulations, Victoria Pendleton.

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What are right, she has hide highs and lows emotionally and physically

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but she has told us she is an amazing form. She was right. It is

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a matter of if she could get her head together, lots of stuff going

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through her mind but she composed herself and performed the most

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perfect race. Respect, it was amazing. In 2004, you were the

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world champion. How impressed were you with that right, tactically and

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physically? Her coach said the perfect thing, do your right. Quite

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often in the Keirin you react to what others are doing in that race

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and you have to take it by the straps and get on with it and make

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it with your race. Perfect words. She did that. Yeah, I am speechless,

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emotional. It is great, I know Vicky -- Victoria well. I am happy

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for her. I had the feeling came across to you at home, it felt like

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60,000, not 6,000. Marc Mac -- a mark, you concentrated on the road

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because these guys are put through the mill so hard for the track team.

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What will it have been like for Victoria? Can you imagine, one

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thing on the horizon you are working towards? It is one thing.

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There is a lot of hours, just in dark rooms and gymnasiums and the

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track. There is no real sunshine -- there is no real sunlight. It can

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get quite depressing at times. You have that one goal, to lift the

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gold medal and that is what she has done out there. OK, they may not

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have been some light recently but now she is walking on cloud nine.

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She will feel on top of world, and she rides in the women's team

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sprint before long. The other headlines in the Velodrome, the

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women's team pursuit has went for gold and broke the world record,

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they will ride tomorrow. Jason Kenny has been chosen in the

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individual sprint. We will find out if that was a good decision by the

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selectors. Another special evening in the Velodrome. It has been hot

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but we don't mind. Gary, you have to get yourself down here if you

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As much as we would love to go to Gary Lineker, we couldn't. But it

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has been a special evening. Not just but -- not just for Victoria

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Pendleton, but it moves us up in the medal table. As well as the

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action in the velodrome tomorrow, we have the men's on the and, which

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is six disciplines over two days. Make sure you book a date with the

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velodrome. 6,000 people did that today and they weren't disappointed.

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That was immense. Quite something. Victoria Pendleton you are a star.

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If day six was a great one, the 7th day promised even more and it has

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and failed to deliver. We still have Rebecca Adlington's bid to

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There she is, double Olympic champion four years ago. This home

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crowd have all come to see her swim. I hope you can failed the

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atmosphere. It is extraordinary. It is a heat and the crowd is going

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absolutely not so. -- knots. Rebecca is really putting the

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She is there really are making the water boil behind her. 75 metres to

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go. She is looking very good indeed. Very good swimming indeed from

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Rebecca Adlington. Where ever you are, make sure you tune into the

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After all 4992 hours of training and what she describes as count the

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sick bucket sessions, her big moment as almost a ride. A

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successful defence of her 800m freestyle title would make her the

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most excessive female Olympian of all time. Michael Phelps goes for

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his third straight 100m butterfly title and 17th Olympic gold medal.

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Jessica Ennis around the fastest ever hurdles time by a heptathlete

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this morning and leads at the two events. She has the shot put and

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200m tonight. Vivien Cherry it is in arresting form as she faces

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competition in the 10,000m. Great Britain's women's footballers have

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won every game without conceding a goal. Hope Powell's team face

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Canada for a place in the semi- final. Flyweight, Andrew Selby once

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the world silver last year, he is hoping to go one better tonight.

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Swimming commences at 7:30pm. We have Michael Phelps at 7:40pm and

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Rebecca Adlington in the next race. We will be switching between tennis

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and swimming. We will move over to BBC Two at 10pm. Then we have a few

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rounds of boxing with Andrew Selby. On BBC Three, Andy Murray is live

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in the semi-final with Novak Djokovic. Great Britain women's

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football team face Canada in their quarter-final and that is life on

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Freeview. -- live. The football is about to start. We will go to Eton

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Dorney were great Britain were targeting medals. Among stamp was

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Katherine Grainger who won silver in the previous three-game has.

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Could she finally get the gold medal? She was in the double sculls

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final with Anna Watkins. We got it! Katherine Grainger adds another

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silver medal to her collection. a disappointment for Great Britain

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and for Katherine Grainger. I would dearly love an Olympic gold medal.

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If you could pick one boat out of the whole Great Britain regatta as

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to which one would win it would be this one. What if it all goes

:26:09.:26:14.

wrong? The us is the race we have spoken to -- this is the race we

:26:14.:26:20.

have spoken about so much. Now, Katherine Grainger it is over to

:26:20.:26:30.
:26:30.:26:41.

It is a steely look of determination. Surely now we are

:26:41.:26:46.

down to two boats in this final chasing the gold medal. We won't

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dismount Australia. -- dismount. We are through the halfway mark in the

:26:55.:27:01.

final of the women's double sculls. If they can break free now, they

:27:01.:27:06.

are away. Imagine what is going through their minds? The adrenalin

:27:06.:27:15.

must be coming through their bodies. OK guys, let's do this, let's

:27:15.:27:24.

finish the story! The crowd are going absolutely wild. And they are

:27:24.:27:30.

chanting. This is probably the most important final of this whole

:27:30.:27:40.
:27:40.:27:42.

Olympic regatta. It has taken 12, long years, a ton of support and

:27:42.:27:48.

the crowd are on their feet. There is a cacophony of noise around her.

:27:48.:27:55.

We are applauding you Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins. What we

:27:55.:28:05.
:28:05.:28:06.

are seeing right now is that dreams do come true! At long last,

:28:06.:28:16.
:28:16.:28:17.

Katherine Grainger is the Olympic champion. Was it worth it? It was

:28:17.:28:27.
:28:27.:28:33.

worth the wait. They are tears of I am delighted to say Katherine

:28:33.:28:38.

Grainger and Anna Watkins joined us alongside Sir Steve Redgrave. Three

:28:38.:28:43.

silver medals, you must be thrilled, you have finally done it?

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Absolutely. I am still trying to find the words. It is the most

:28:48.:28:52.

incredible feeling. Describe your emotions when you finally crossed

:28:52.:29:00.

the line and you you're going to win the gold medal? Ana was happy

:29:00.:29:04.

halfway through the race that we were going to win. It wasn't until

:29:04.:29:08.

we cross the line we were definitely Olympic champions. It

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has been a long wait and an incredible journey. The moment when

:29:13.:29:20.

it definitely happens, it is indescribable. It is pretty good to

:29:20.:29:25.

win 3 difference silver medals in three Olympics. But they must have

:29:25.:29:28.

been a moment in the race when you finally thought it was going to

:29:28.:29:36.

happen? Early at the start it was going how we wanted to go. When the

:29:36.:29:41.

boat feels like it is moving at its best, we knew early on that was

:29:41.:29:46.

happening. You do not know until you cross the finish line. There

:29:46.:29:52.

was not counting any chickens until the buzzer went. Anna Watkins, you

:29:52.:29:55.

were more confident? Did you have the inner belief all way you as

:29:55.:30:00.

equally as nervous? We were both very confident and said we can beat

:30:00.:30:06.

anybody. But you don't equate that to winning the Olympics. You don't

:30:06.:30:13.

dare make those two things the same. From a rational point of view in

:30:13.:30:17.

the race, before halfway I thought, we had a good start and we were

:30:17.:30:23.

moving away and I thought, there is no way they are going to beat us

:30:23.:30:27.

now. I did not dare to think about what it would be like crossing the

:30:27.:30:32.

line first. I still don't know where I am or what has happened to

:30:32.:30:39.

me today! You have won a gold medal and it is brilliant! Katherine

:30:39.:30:42.

Grainger gets more of the focus because it is an amazing story, but

:30:42.:30:47.

did you feel more pressure because he wanted it so much for her as

:30:47.:30:54.

well as yourself? I knew it was focused on us as a crew and her

:30:54.:30:59.

story. The pressure we were aware of came from ourselves. We knew

:30:59.:31:02.

from the first day we rode together it was special, and we should be

:31:02.:31:10.

able to win an Olympics. That was our motivation, the pressure. It

:31:10.:31:15.

has been nice for me because, Catherine has done most of the

:31:15.:31:20.

talking and I am happy with that. She is a superstar and a good role

:31:20.:31:26.

model for the sport. What was it about the crowd, did they get you

:31:26.:31:35.

home? The crowd were phenomenal. The atmosphere! The only

:31:35.:31:39.

disappointments is we don't get to do it again. We have never raced in

:31:39.:31:45.

anything like that, we never will again. It was like having an extra

:31:45.:31:49.

person in the boat. The tunnel of noise when we entered the last 500m,

:31:50.:31:55.

we knew it was for us. We knew it was a special, special day so many

:31:55.:32:01.

people wanted to be part of. We did have a strong finish anyway, but

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nobody was going to beat us with that support on a side. Steve, I

:32:06.:32:11.

saw from your reaction, you were hugging Catherine and I did not

:32:11.:32:16.

think you are going to let her go! What was going on with your

:32:16.:32:21.

emotions? No words were said. Both of us were trying to hold it

:32:21.:32:27.

together. Catherine is very special and there is a lot of emotion

:32:27.:32:33.

between us. I had more tears in my eyes hugging Anna Watkins than I

:32:34.:32:38.

did with Catherine. I made sure I wasn't blubbing when the cameras

:32:38.:32:45.

came back on to me. A word on their achievement? Outstanding. For the

:32:45.:32:48.

last three years we have dominated the whole circuit, nobody has come

:32:48.:32:57.

close to them. It is a fairy-tale story in some ways for Catherine.

:32:57.:33:00.

Ana has been an Olympic podium before. A great achievement by both

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of them. What is special about them is, they are very equal in their

:33:06.:33:11.

ability. Catherine is getting the attention, and rightly so. When

:33:11.:33:17.

they are racing in singles, it is very competitive. We never know

:33:17.:33:22.

which one wins, they take it in turns. You were both studying PhDs,

:33:22.:33:32.
:33:32.:33:34.

one is in law, the other is in mathematics. How do you fit it in.

:33:34.:33:42.

We haven't done a lot of PhD work in recent weeks. We have wanted to

:33:42.:33:48.

do something alongside the rowing. It can become a unhealthily

:33:48.:33:52.

obsessive. Right now, it is all about this moment. Thanks for

:33:52.:33:58.

coming, we are so thrilled if for you. Congratulations. It is not

:33:58.:34:01.

just a gold medal here, it is another gold medal we can celebrate.

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The gold medal ceremony of gold medal number eight, Victoria

:34:06.:34:16.
:34:16.:34:26.

Pendleton. What a brilliant effort from her. Great Britain are up to

:34:26.:34:30.

third place on the leaderboard behind China and the United States.

:34:30.:34:36.

We will be hoping for another one shortly been swimming. Now we had

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to the swimming pool to join Claire and Markov which will be hopefully

:34:40.:34:44.

an historic night for British swimming.

:34:44.:34:49.

I cried like a baby went Steve Redgrave was holding Katherine

:34:49.:34:56.

Grainger. What a fabulous day for sports women, Rebecca Adlington

:34:56.:34:59.

could and the cherry on top of the icing that we have on top of the

:35:00.:35:05.

kick already. Excitement has been building. I am nervous as if I am

:35:05.:35:10.

getting in there. There is so much expectation, this is the race we

:35:10.:35:14.

have been waiting for. It is a real gold medal opportunity. I don't

:35:14.:35:20.

know what is going through her mind at the moment. She would be the

:35:20.:35:23.

first British swimmer to successfully defend an Olympic

:35:23.:35:28.

title and the first British woman to win three gold medals. We have

:35:28.:35:32.

Lizzie Simmonds coming up in the Lizzie Simmonds coming up in the

:35:32.:35:42.
:35:42.:35:43.

200m backstroke final. The men's 100m butterfly final. Here comes

:35:43.:35:53.
:35:53.:35:57.

but she takes a positive from a negative, saying everybody

:35:57.:36:02.

struggles the sleeper before the final. She is worried if she gets

:36:02.:36:07.

her playlist the wrong way round, she will come out dozy. She is out

:36:07.:36:12.

in lane one, she will be out of the way. The action will be in the

:36:12.:36:16.

middle of the ball with Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Franklin, in four

:36:16.:36:21.

and five. -- in the Ball. Let's hand you over to Adrian Moorhouse

:36:21.:36:28.

and Andy Jameson. This is Elizabeth Beisel, of the

:36:28.:36:33.

USA, 19 years of age and fastest qualifier for the final of the

:36:33.:36:37.

Olympic Games. She has won silver on the 400m medley but he is the

:36:37.:36:42.

danger, the 17-year-old giant of a woman, six ft one, the world

:36:42.:36:46.

champion who won the 100 metres backstroke and she is going to be

:36:46.:36:51.

frightening. She has a great stroke, backstroke is her stride. Elizabeth

:36:51.:36:58.

Beisel coming down from the 400m to the 200m and Missy Franklin, she is

:36:58.:37:03.

a good 200m freestyle, so she is going up a bit. That is Anastasia

:37:03.:37:09.

Zueva of Russia, the European record holder. In seven, well, what

:37:09.:37:15.

a career she has had. She is now 28. I think this may be her swansong.

:37:15.:37:23.

The world champion from way back, way, way back, defending Olympic

:37:23.:37:27.

champion, the world record holder she is. In lane eight, Sinead

:37:27.:37:35.

Russell of Canada. A 19-year-old, 9th at the world, nine that the

:37:35.:37:41.

Commonwealth. Kirsty Coventry, having won in two dozen and four

:37:41.:37:49.

and 2008, it could be a step too far. -- in 2004. With Missy

:37:49.:37:55.

Franklin, I think it may be too much. There is Kirsty, 28 years of

:37:55.:37:59.

age. She trains in the States. She has gone back to her original

:37:59.:38:05.

training coach, and had injuries earlier in the year. Lizzie

:38:05.:38:09.

Simmonds is up there at the top for Great Britain, in lane one. She has

:38:09.:38:13.

improved through the rounds. She had an average heat and a good

:38:13.:38:23.
:38:23.:38:27.

metres backstroke and a good start at the top from Lizzie Simmonds of

:38:27.:38:31.

Great Britain. The best start, very good indeed. Also going well, Missy

:38:31.:38:36.

Franklin. Lizzie Simmonds needs to control this first 50 metres and

:38:36.:38:40.

then why did it. She did this in the third -- in the semi-finals.

:38:40.:38:45.

She is in the same lane in the semi-finals, against the green. It

:38:45.:38:49.

is as if she is swimming her own race. A great start. Let's hope she

:38:49.:38:53.

has more to hold on. Missy Franklin turns first, going for the world

:38:53.:38:58.

record, I think. A very good turn from Missy Franklin, a super turn.

:38:58.:39:02.

Lizzie Simmonds turned second. She has been excitable at these Games,

:39:02.:39:08.

gone out quite quickly. The wheels have fallen off a little bit. Look

:39:08.:39:11.

at this for Missy Franklin, impressive. Right on the world

:39:11.:39:16.

record pace. It is Kirsty Coventry's record, from lane seven.

:39:16.:39:22.

Missy Franklin is going to turn under the world record pace. 60.5,

:39:22.:39:28.

over half a second underneath. In second place is limit -- is a

:39:28.:39:31.

Lizzie Simmonds, another great turn. A great turn, I wonder if she has

:39:31.:39:36.

gone quickly. The rest of the field, particularly in four and three,

:39:36.:39:40.

coming back on her. Missy Franklin, what are you doing? She is way

:39:40.:39:44.

ahead of the world record pace. It will be awesome if she can hold on

:39:44.:39:48.

to this. Lizzie Simmonds is in the medal hunt, let's see what she has

:39:48.:39:55.

got. She has to dig deep. It is over half a second under the world

:39:55.:39:58.

record. Lizzie Simmonds is in third place. The field is starting to

:39:58.:40:03.

come back at her. She has had a decent turn, but it looks like in

:40:03.:40:07.

lane six, Anastasia Zueva of Russia, is in a silver medal position. This

:40:07.:40:11.

is all about the gold and Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old from

:40:11.:40:15.

Colorado and surely she is going to break the world record. She is

:40:15.:40:22.

almost half a body length inside it. The world record is two minutes,

:40:22.:40:30.

4.81. It was Kirsty Coventry's, now it is Missy Franklin. The new

:40:30.:40:34.

Olympic champion is Missy Franklin of the USA. The silver, Anastasia

:40:34.:40:39.

Zueva of Russia. The bronze, Elizabeth Beisel of the USA. Lizzie

:40:39.:40:43.

Simmonds was in 4th. What a great win from out there in lane one.

:40:43.:40:47.

That was a gutsy swim from Lizzie Simmonds. I could not believe she

:40:47.:40:52.

would take it out in the same pace as she did in the semi-finals, but

:40:52.:40:56.

she hung on. She should be proud of herself with that. What we have

:40:56.:41:00.

seen here from Missy Franklin, Elizabeth Beisel is saying, I

:41:00.:41:06.

cannot believe what you just did. 17 years of age and she has wiped

:41:06.:41:11.

over half a second off a world record that was set three years ago.

:41:11.:41:15.

Missy Franklin, fulfilling the promise everyone has been talking

:41:15.:41:19.

about. Everyone has been thinking it is going to happen and it did.

:41:19.:41:26.

The first time she swam rested, look what happens. You wonder what

:41:26.:41:33.

would happen... Go on, Missy Franklin! It is great to see.

:41:33.:41:37.

as traumatic as a close race for the parents. I have seen parents

:41:37.:41:42.

worse than that, I tell you. You are right. A lot of Americans do

:41:42.:41:48.

multi- events, like Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. Phelps started a

:41:48.:41:55.

trend. Maybe it is too much. Well, a wonderful new world record and

:41:55.:42:03.

gold for Missy Franklin. Anastasia Zueva, the silver for Russia.

:42:03.:42:10.

Elizabeth Beisel got the bronze. It Lizzie Simmonds got 4th. Super.

:42:10.:42:13.

Kirsty Coventry congratulating Missy Franklin, the former world

:42:13.:42:18.

record holder. I think she will be retiring now. She has done great

:42:18.:42:24.

service to sport. There is the new generation, saluting the crowd. A

:42:24.:42:29.

great night of finals. We have Phelps next and then Rebecca.

:42:29.:42:33.

Rebecca has just watched that and Lizzie Simmonds have a fantastic

:42:33.:42:37.

swim and I bet she is pumped, sitting there, ready to go. One

:42:38.:42:44.

more race before her and of course a little issue of the men's 100m

:42:44.:42:54.
:42:54.:42:56.

Congratulations, a world record. You must be pleased? I am so happy.

:42:56.:43:01.

I will remember this moment the whole of my life. A fantastic week,

:43:01.:43:04.

particularly on back straight. have been working hard on my back

:43:04.:43:09.

straight. I am happy to come out and get the result I did. What

:43:09.:43:12.

about what this means to everybody at home? It has been a terrible

:43:12.:43:16.

time for everybody at home and you wanted to dedicate this to your

:43:16.:43:20.

home town? I didn't I do, I dedicate everything I have done to

:43:20.:43:27.

them. I have had so many supportive tweets and on Facebook, it means

:43:27.:43:37.
:43:37.:43:44.

the word -- the world to me. Well metre butterfly final. There is a

:43:44.:43:49.

big chap. Verlinden of Holland, the world championship finalist last

:43:49.:43:57.

year. He works in Shanghai. In the next lane, it is USA, USA, then

:43:57.:44:02.

South Africa, then the Serb. The first of the Americans, McGill, a

:44:02.:44:07.

bronze medallist at the world's last year and I could see this guy

:44:07.:44:11.

pushing Phelps pretty hard here. think you are right. Look at

:44:11.:44:15.

Michael Phelps coming out now, almost as though the weight of the

:44:15.:44:21.

world has fallen off his shoulders since he got that multimodal record.

:44:21.:44:31.
:44:31.:44:31.

He was devastating in that semi- final last night. Le Clos beat him

:44:31.:44:36.

marginally in the 200. He can't sprint, he leads the field go a bit,

:44:36.:44:41.

Le Clos. It will be fascinating to see how this pans out. He beat his

:44:41.:44:50.

superhero. Speaking of superheroes, here is a fascinating chap, Cavic,

:44:50.:44:55.

the European record holder. He lost the last Olympic Games by 11

:44:55.:45:00.

hundredth of a second, only to find that he touched the wall first, but

:45:00.:45:04.

he did not touch it hard enough. Michael Phelps did come as though

:45:04.:45:09.

he got the official result. Germany, day seven, no medals at all. 80

:45:09.:45:13.

years since they had a total shut- out in the swimming-pools at the

:45:13.:45:20.

Olympic Games. They have had a stinker. Korotyshkin of Russia, in

:45:20.:45:26.

eight. Michael Phelps, when he lost the one he sought -- we thought he

:45:26.:45:32.

would win, the butterfly, he lost the medley, came 4th, Le Clos has

:45:32.:45:38.

beaten him, McGill took him close that the file -- at the qualifying.

:45:38.:45:44.

He is rested. When he looks mean, I think he has got enough in him to

:45:44.:45:48.

get this medal, this gold medal. Le Clos will push him but he will not

:45:48.:45:53.

push him on the first 50. He will go out slow but come back like a

:45:54.:45:59.

train. Cavic will be fast. Le Clos will be slower but coming back. I

:46:00.:46:08.

think Phelps will try and Naila to the first 50m. -- will try to nail

:46:08.:46:13.

it in the first 50m. A very good start from McGill, quick off the

:46:13.:46:19.

box. A good one tenth of a second faster than everybody else. McGill,

:46:19.:46:27.

he looks good down this first 50. Cavic of Serbia has gone off like a

:46:27.:46:35.

shot. Phelps was behind at the moment. He is a bit behind, both

:46:35.:46:40.

him and Le Clos are strong finishers. A poor a turn for Phelps.

:46:40.:46:47.

He is coming through now. Lane seven, Deibler, did it in the semi-

:46:47.:46:52.

finals. Michael Phelps is coming strongly. He is coming back

:46:52.:46:55.

strongly but he needs to because he is not winning by about half a

:46:55.:47:01.

metre. Michael Phelps in lane four has a lot of work to do. His Cavic

:47:01.:47:06.

going to get it? Phelps has got it, he has won -- he has won. The gold

:47:06.:47:16.

medal goes to Michael Phelps of the USA. The silver, Korotyshkin Russia.

:47:16.:47:20.

Oh my goodness, it is all over the place here. Michael Phelps wins the

:47:20.:47:27.

gold and a tie for silver. Le Clos and Korotyshkin of Russia. What a

:47:27.:47:32.

meat Le Clos is having. That was so hard, the last 25 metres. Here is

:47:32.:47:37.

the start. I did not think Phelps look would let them go that far.

:47:37.:47:43.

That is surprising. Le Clos with him, that two at the back, 7th

:47:43.:47:50.

eight, and then first and second. There is Cavic with the pink suit.

:47:50.:47:55.

Phelps came out of the term. What happened there was the outside

:47:55.:47:59.

lanes was smoking, going really quickly, and Phelps came through. I

:47:59.:48:05.

thought Le Clos was out of it. How did he get the silver? His last

:48:05.:48:10.

five metres is incredible. His mum again. Don't put us through it.

:48:10.:48:17.

Kids put their parents through all sorts of grief, don't they? He has

:48:17.:48:24.

finished with his fingers up as well. I bet his head was going nuts.

:48:24.:48:33.

You are kidding me!, Michael Phelps has won his 17th gold medal at the

:48:33.:48:39.

Olympics Games. 21 in total. Michael Phelps, three-times in a

:48:39.:48:44.

row 100 metres medley champion at the Olympic Games. Le Clos

:48:44.:48:50.

Korotyshkin tied for silver and there was a tie for 4th as well.

:48:50.:48:55.

salutes the crowd. That is his third gold medal. You can't bet

:48:55.:49:03.

against them, he will get four gold medals this Games. Chad le plus has

:49:03.:49:10.

his goggles around his neck still. -- Le Clos. Phelps was relaxed,

:49:10.:49:19.

Michael, your poor pop Sharmila Kamaleswaran -- your poor mother's

:49:19.:49:24.

fingers must be chewed to bits. has come I did not have a good

:49:24.:49:29.

finish or a good turn, but I am not going to nitpick my race right now.

:49:29.:49:37.

I am happy to be able to defend that title. All of my 100-metre

:49:37.:49:42.

butterflies have been within ten -- within two tenths of a second, so

:49:42.:49:47.

it is a good way to finish my last individuals win ever. To be able to

:49:47.:49:52.

win it is pretty special. 17 gold medals, you have not enough yet?

:49:52.:49:57.

One more tomorrow, hopefully. you are basketball fan? The NBA

:49:57.:50:01.

guys are in tonight? Yes, a couple of them sent be text messages last

:50:01.:50:07.

night. They said they were coming in. They were going to come and

:50:07.:50:11.

supporters. It is good to have those guys here, supporting as

:50:11.:50:16.

watching us do what we do. special might, thank you. Thanks.

:50:16.:50:19.

As Michael Phelps alluded to, that is the last time we will see him

:50:20.:50:23.

swim in an individual race. He has one more to come, the relay, and he

:50:23.:50:28.

goes out on a gold. You can't give him enough credit, can you? No, you

:50:28.:50:33.

can't describe it. I saw him at the age of 15 at the Sydney Olympics,

:50:33.:50:36.

12 years ago and he keeps performing but that is the end of

:50:36.:50:40.

it. His last swim. Everybody appreciated seeing the greatest

:50:40.:50:45.

swimmer ever to grace the poor. Britain has been waiting for this

:50:45.:50:49.

race, the final of the women's 800 metres and the defending champion

:50:49.:50:59.
:50:59.:51:01.

Lauren Boyle of New Zealand set alight time best to qualify for

:51:01.:51:07.

this. This could be a threat. She is only 15 and I am not sure she

:51:07.:51:13.

will know what she is doing yet. Her international debut. Katie

:51:13.:51:23.
:51:23.:51:30.

Ledecky of the USA. they are going mad as well. Rebecca

:51:30.:51:34.

Adlington is about to create history, I am sure a bit. She looks

:51:34.:51:43.

so good. Lotte Friis of Denmark is another big threat. Thigh she

:51:43.:51:48.

already has her stuff of ready for the race. It is almost like she is

:51:48.:51:53.

setting herself up. There are routines at this point. You start

:51:53.:52:00.

to think of the next thing you can do, which will be a dive. She will

:52:00.:52:06.

be ignoring what is going on around her. She just been asked by the

:52:06.:52:10.

judge asking her which side she would like the marker indicating

:52:10.:52:20.
:52:20.:52:27.

how many events she has left. The Hungarian is the European champion.

:52:27.:52:37.
:52:37.:52:38.

Don't expect Coralie Balmy to be amongst the medals.

:52:39.:52:46.

I think it will be head-to-head between these two. It could be a

:52:46.:52:56.
:52:56.:53:09.

quick race. Rebecca Adlington just fiddling around with her goggles.

:53:09.:53:19.
:53:19.:53:23.

The crowd get quiet. Rebecca, it is time to create some serious history.

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What we have been waiting for, the final of the women's 800m freestyle.

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Rebecca Adlington has had a decent start. Control the first 50m, then

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her coach has a clear strategy. Absolutely, get this first 100, get

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into the rhythm. She has been doing some really good pacing work. When

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she set the world record in Beijing and broke the fantastic record, she

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was around 62, 62.5. But Katie Ledecky, the 15-year-old, playing

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:54:15.:54:31.

the place we expected. I think Katie Ledecky in the black hat of

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the USA and Lotte Friis from Denmark have to force the pace. It

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is the only way they will win anything here. And Katie Ledecky is

:54:42.:54:52.
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starting to go. She is under the world record pace. We talked about

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her being a danger, and if you are a British fan, Katie Ledecky has

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not got the pacing quite right and will be punished later on. Lotte

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Friis and Rebecca Adlington are just ahead of the world record. You

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are seeing the fastest 80 metres freestyle races. Katie Ledecky has

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gone off like a shot. -- 800m. Katie Ledecky, Rebecca Adlington is

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on her feet at the moment. Katie Ledecky is way out there. I don't

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think she can hold on but at 15 years of age, who knows what she

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can do? We have had 15 and 16-year- old spoilers in the women's events

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before now. Rebecca cannot be thrown by this. It is important

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that she keeps and maintains her own pace and strategies. If she

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ignores Katie Ledecky, she is right where she needs to be with Lotte

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Friis. If she goes off and catches up with Katie Ledecky, it might

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throw the race with Lotte Friis. This is interesting, Rebecca

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Adlington has made her move. I think she has decided that is

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enough and doesn't wants Katie Ledecky to far ahead. Look how much

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she has taken out of Lotte Friis from Denmark. It is very

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interesting. Katie Ledecky leading for the USA. Lotte Friis is trying

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to get back on terms. Rebecca knew this. Your strategy is one thing,

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but you need to be flexible. She cannot let Katie Ledecky get away

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too far. It is like all sports where tactics are involved and then

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its unfolds in a different way. She must have known a bit about Katie

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Ledecky, but not much because this is the first time she has raced for

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her country. Right now, there are 18,000 people in this particular

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building waiting for Rebecca Adlington and hoping she will keep

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going. At the halfway turn in this final of the women's 800m freestyle.

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And Katie Ledecky, the 15-year-old from the USA has gone up very fast

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indeed. Rebecca Adlington is second, right on her own world records.

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Lotte Friis of Denmark, just on the shoulder of Rebecca. I expected it

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did it -- expected it to be the other way around with those two.

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Rebecca has to start moving now. is not easy to do. Katie Ledecky is

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probably 0.2 other second faster than Becky and Lotte Friis. In the

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Beijing race we remember so well, the next two, 100 so Rebecca slowed

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down a little bit. The pace is punishing for her even. Just six

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lands the left and if they are going to start moving they will

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have to go now because Katie Ledecky is getting away. She is

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maybe about three metres ahead of Rebecca Adlington and Lotte Friis.

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They will have to move together. Maybe they will work together to

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catch up with Katie Ledecky. Rebecca is starting to move back in

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the field a bit. I am starting to get worried. Come a long, use the

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five metres underwater and go. think Rebecca Love de bit sluggish

:59:10.:59:20.
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in that last 100m. -- looked a bit. The pace Katie Ledecky is swimming

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after is faster than it Rebecca Adlington and Lotte Friis.

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loans to go. Katie Ledecky still on record beating pace. -- four

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lengths to go. Coming back now is Belmont see. She has already won

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the 200m at but to my -- butterfly silver medal. She is moving. This

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is dangerous. Rebecca might slip into a different medal colour and

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position. Rebecca is looking at the Ford and knows where Katie Ledecky

:00:05.:00:15.
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is. I think the dream might be over. Nearly three seconds down, she is

:00:15.:00:22.

now scrapping for silver. Belmont the is on fire. This race it may

:00:22.:00:32.

not be over. The pace she is going is extraordinary. 100m to go. Two

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lends left in the final of this 800m freestyle for women at the

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Olympic games and London. Come on Rebecca Adlington. The stroke rate

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between Belmont and Adlington is different. I think they will finish

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in this position. The question is whether Katie Ledecky can hold on.

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You have to take your hat off to her. No reputation is sacred. This

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teenager has taking it to them. I think she will hold the world

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record. Rebecca Adlington came fast when she set the world record.

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Katie Ledecky looks like she is on its at the moment, she is kicking

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hard. She still has a long way to go to catch up and I think it will

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be bronze for Rebecca Adlington, her second bronze medal. Katie

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Ledecky, a big shock will win the gold medal in the women's 800m

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freestyle. It isn't a world record but it is a very good swim. Rebecca

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Adlington, her second bronze. A bit of a shock. She worked very hard. I

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do feel for her. Magnanimous in defeat, Rebecca Adlington. She is

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giving a big hug to Katie Ledecky of the USA. A worthy champion and

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very rarely a world record. Look at Rebecca. Bit a bit shocked face,

:02:12.:02:16.

bit of a smile. She is a great person, a great competitor and this

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will hurt. Her swim wasn't even on her own best times. She cannot

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control Katie Ledecky, she was out so quickly. Lotte Friis, she burned

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out and came in 5th. Once Lotte Friis let go of Rebecca Adlington,

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it was all over. Maybe a bit too much concentration from Rebecca are

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Lotte Friis, and Lotte Friis on Rebecca. Let's not take anything

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away from this young lady. She very nearly broke the world world --

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world records. The new Olympic champion of the women's 800m

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You gave it everything you possibly could question mark it was so

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painful. More painful the older I get. She is incredible, I think she

:03:25.:03:33.

is only young like 15. Well done. It is one of those things, the 800

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was my event. The pressure and everything, expectation going into

:03:40.:03:45.

this neat, has been a battle. I am so pleased, I would have liked the

:03:45.:03:49.

time to be better. I have been that time all year and I don't know what

:03:49.:03:55.

happened. Everything has caught up on me but I gave it my absolute all,

:03:55.:04:05.

I'm sorry I did not get the gold medal everybody was expecting. I

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hate it when people say that silver or bronze is losing, you have not

:04:11.:04:16.

done my sport! I hope the public realise this week and they are

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proud of me forget in the bronze. It -- proud of me for getting the

:04:23.:04:29.

bronze. Paul Rebecca Adlington, I think it hurt from the first land?

:04:29.:04:35.

Victories always heard more when you lose. She has been all over the

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papers, everybody expected. She likes to dictate the race and Katie

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Ledecky took it out. She nearly broke the world record. On that

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through Rebecca off her pace. I am gutted, it really hurts her. We

:04:50.:04:54.

thought it would be Rebecca Adlington and Lotte Friis, and it

:04:54.:04:58.

shows how wrong we can be. I am sure a lot of people around the

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country will be shocked. But we have a number of very young

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swimmers, Shiwen Ye being one of them, and Katie Ledecky another.

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Let's hear from Katie Ledecky now. Congratulations. He just went for

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:05:29.:05:31.

I went out, controlled, tried to get out there. You did a huge PB at

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the American trials, another huge PB. How much time have you knocked

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off this year? I think at the end of last August I was 8.35, so I

:05:42.:05:46.

have said some good short-term and long-term goals and have been

:05:46.:05:51.

putting in a lot in training. I have learned had to train hard and

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trained fast. It has paid off, incredibly. Age means that you come

:05:57.:06:01.

in with these big guys and they do not faze you, you have nothing to

:06:01.:06:07.

lose? This crowd was incredible here for Rebecca. I tried to calm

:06:07.:06:12.

myself. I was let's -- a lot less nervous for this race than previous

:06:12.:06:16.

ones. Being in a race with those great goals was incredible. Well

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done. Thank you. It is the first major championship

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that Katie Ledecky has this one, pool. The United States with ten

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:06:47.:06:47.

more gold than China. This time, it is two bronzes for Becky Adlington

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We feel like our balloons have been popped, don't we? That is what the

:06:56.:07:00.

Olympics are about, new names, new stars. The young ones have made bit

:07:00.:07:04.

upset. It is another glory of victory and admitting that

:07:04.:07:08.

sometimes you are just not good enough. It is the contrast between

:07:08.:07:12.

victory and failure and it is only a bronze that we can offer you from

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Rebecca Adlington, but Supreme offer -- at that nonetheless. We

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will be back, we have more to come this evening.

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Thanks, it is not too bad. Two bronzes, a bit of perspective. I am

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joined by Ian Thorpe and Denise Lewis. A word on Rebecca Adlington.

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She was never really in it, was she? Ledecky Swan so well. The we

:07:35.:07:39.

all feel a bit deflated after that. We wanted to see the gold medal

:07:39.:07:44.

especially force British swimming in the pool. Rebecca swang -- swam

:07:44.:07:48.

well at the start of the race but the unpredictable factor was

:07:48.:07:51.

Ledecky from America. We did not know much about her coming into

:07:51.:07:57.

this competition. That speed at the front may have shocked Rebekka,

:07:57.:08:02.

knowing that her regular competitor Lotte Friis is on the other side,

:08:02.:08:07.

in control of that position but not in control of the American.

:08:07.:08:14.

couple of young swimmers, we saw the Chinese come we saw questions

:08:14.:08:16.

about her, I don't suppose the same questions will be asked about

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Ledecky? In a year she has dropped 20 seconds. Let's do it as a ten

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second drop and a comparison, it is a bigger improvement. This is why I

:08:29.:08:32.

do not think it is beneficial when we talk about people using their

:08:32.:08:36.

names or their nationality because we start doing and us and them

:08:36.:08:40.

think, it removes all points of perspective and we can't have an

:08:40.:08:42.

intelligent conversation about it. These are age groups winners that

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are making each group type improvement. The track and field

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events got under way this morning. The scene of the opening ceremony

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was clear and all set for a magnificent week of athletics. Out

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in front of a packed house was Jessica Ennis. The first two events

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in the heptathlon other 100 metres hurdles and the high jump. This is

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:09:13.:09:16.

shoulders of Jessica Ennis. Jessica Ennis has got the potential to set

:09:16.:09:25.

this stadium alight. This is one of her favourite events. Jessica got

:09:25.:09:30.

away to a good start. Jessica Ennis is being closed down but she is

:09:30.:09:40.

beginning to pull away on the inside. This is a tremendous run.

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Oh, my goodness! Wow! The fastest time ever by a heptathlete any more

:09:48.:09:55.

tea event of. What a star of the British team. I am speechless, when

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I crossed the line I had to double- check. I could not believe it was

:09:58.:10:03.

that time. A temporary shower, don't worry. The sun is shining

:10:03.:10:09.

that the Olympics still. This would be a fantastic

:10:09.:10:14.

achievement for Jessica Ennis. 1.86. Her first attempt, listen to the

:10:14.:10:24.
:10:24.:10:29.

crowd. She missed the take-off all my goodness. Well, within a split

:10:29.:10:33.

second the whole crowd thought she had cleared it and then a massive

:10:33.:10:43.
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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Jessica Ennis leads the heptathlon

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competition by 25 points. 8.16 is not bad, it is not too bad, and I

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think I am a few points up so it is A terrific start, particularly in

:11:11.:11:15.

the hurdles. She would have dreamt of that. It was an incredible

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performance, just electrifying. Not only the crowd but her on the track,

:11:20.:11:25.

has start was sensational. She annihilated the field, basically. I

:11:25.:11:29.

don't think she would have imagined that she could run quite so fast,

:11:29.:11:33.

but the conditions were very favourable. The track is quick. She

:11:33.:11:38.

just put everything together. It was a dream start for her. The high

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jump, how would you evaluate that? Par for the cause? I am sure she

:11:42.:11:49.

would have liked to have done 1.8 denied but 1.86 is OK, it is steady.

:11:49.:11:53.

It is where she would like to be, going into the next event. It is

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where does that sit with that with her other competitors, that is the

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danger. The Lithuanian had a good high jump this morning, setting a

:12:02.:12:06.

new personal best at one point 92 and that is way you start to get a

:12:06.:12:10.

bit nervous and wonder what the future and the next few events hold.

:12:10.:12:15.

You mentioned the next event, let's get to it. The third of the seven

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disciplines is the shot put, currently taking place in the

:12:18.:12:28.
:12:28.:12:28.

Olympic Stadium. Let's catch up She has thrown a couple of lifetime

:12:29.:12:32.

bests this year, so she should be confident of repeating that

:12:32.:12:39.

performance. She hits it. It certainly is a longer, that is

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thumbs up from everybody in the commentary box and the crowd like

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:12:51.:12:52.

it as well. Toni Minichiello trying to get instant feedback. She sits

:12:52.:12:57.

low and drives up with her legs. She does not look strong, but I

:12:57.:13:01.

tell you what, she really packs a punch on that for guilt -- on that

:13:01.:13:06.

for kg shot. She has to stay as close as she can to the leaders in

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the shot put and she has done that, 14.28 is much better from Jessica.

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At crucial throw for Nataliya Dobrynska, the defending champion

:13:20.:13:24.

in danger of being eliminated. Oh, yes, it is, but far less distance

:13:24.:13:32.

than she would have hoped for. Nataliya Dobrynska, having problems

:13:32.:13:37.

with her shot. She is not driving her hit -- hip through or hitting

:13:37.:13:44.

it straight. She is slicing it to the right hand side. That is one of

:13:44.:13:50.

her strongest events and she has not performed well, 15.05 for

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round but had a long throw in the first round. She loses her balance.

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A composure at the back of the circle. A big effort. Oh, my

:14:09.:14:16.

goodness. She is a tall Lithuanian. Her coach likes that one. She did

:14:16.:14:22.

very well in the high jump this morning. She put everything into

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that and that is certainly going to close the gap on everybody,

:14:26.:14:29.

including Jessica Ennis. That is one of the longest throws I have

:14:29.:14:34.

ever seen in heptathlon. For me, she looks as though she has lost a

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bit of weight from previous years. Her high jump showed that. 17.31,

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it is coming at -- coming up as a world best. Chernova wants to win

:14:46.:14:53.

the Olympic title, she is going to have to blast this one out. 218

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points behind Jessica Ennis before this event and Jessica Ennis has

:14:57.:15:00.

extended the difference between herself and the big Russian. That

:15:00.:15:10.
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there. That was a far better throws and the last one we saw, much

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better than her first two. As an indication of how this might go,

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our statistician added up their personal bests and Chernova was

:15:24.:15:27.

only 30 points behind, an improvement. Don't write the

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heptathlon, Scope what of Lithuania. -- Skujyte. Jessica Ennis is in the

:15:43.:15:49.

second place, for the first time in the heptathlon. Schwarzkopf has

:15:49.:15:59.
:15:59.:16:00.

risen up the table, as has Well, Jessica Ennis has lost her

:16:00.:16:04.

lead. This is the moment you tell us, don't panic. Don't panic, it is

:16:04.:16:10.

expected. That was her best shot put ever? We expect her to throw

:16:10.:16:16.

big, the Lithuanian -- Lithuanian is a big girl, she in has a shot

:16:16.:16:21.

put background. What I wanted to see what does was Jessica Ennis

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clapped throw close to her personal best. It is damage limitation. She

:16:25.:16:31.

was down on what I expected. But fear not, her 200 metres is to come.

:16:31.:16:38.

Expect Jessica to court -- to claw that deficit back. But Skujyte

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looks in good shape. Just Jess Ennis need to lead overnight, if

:16:43.:16:48.

she is to win gold? Her best events are on the first day. I would

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prefer to see her leading. She needs that buffer. She may not,

:16:52.:16:58.

that is the danger. Her second day is inconsistent. She has been

:16:58.:17:02.

working on the javelin, but the long jump is the event that will

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really set this competition alight and we will know more tomorrow.

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need a good 200 metres. We do. let's go back inside the athletics

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stadium and join John Inverdale. He is hovering over my shoulder.

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Absolutely, beautiful blue sky, a packed house, an amazing others

:17:21.:17:24.

fear for the first night of athletics and over the next couple

:17:24.:17:27.

of hours we will round up what you have missed over the last hour or

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so. Whatever is happening in the pool and at Eton today, for a lot

:17:31.:17:36.

of people the abiding memories of Olympics past are of track and

:17:37.:17:40.

field events. What will happen in this stadium over the next nine

:17:40.:17:50.
:17:50.:17:56.

nights that will find its way into effortless ease. It is a second

:17:56.:18:06.
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gold. What a performance. History is being made. Carl Lewis, on his

:18:07.:18:12.

way to four gold medals. Sebastian Coe, back at his best, the Olympic

:18:12.:18:17.

champion away. Never stopping, coming up on the inside. Christine

:18:17.:18:23.

Ohuruogu takes the gold medal. Daley Thompson, the greatest all-

:18:23.:18:33.

round athlete in the world. I have got the big chief. -- the big gold.

:18:33.:18:40.

He wins it. Denise Lewis is the Olympic champion. El Guerrouj is

:18:40.:18:50.
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going to get there, come on! He has got it! He has got it! It is

:18:51.:19:01.
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Linford Christie! Good gracious me. Gold for freeman. The nation

:19:02.:19:09.

expected. Mark Lewis-Francis gets it, I think. I said, anything could

:19:09.:19:18.

happen. Tessa Sanderson, she knows, we know it, the gold medal is hers.

:19:18.:19:25.

And the world record has gone. This man surely is not a human! Good

:19:25.:19:33.

speed, good rhythm, and it is long, it is long. Edwards is number one.

:19:33.:19:43.
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Great moments from Olympics past and with as is Colin Jackson and

:19:45.:19:48.

Michael Johnson, as ever, the single greatest moment in athletics

:19:48.:19:54.

Olympic history for you is? Beamon in the long jump, still the

:19:54.:20:00.

Olympic record, set in 1968. That is tough to beat. Jesse Owens.

:20:00.:20:04.

Hitler's Olympics, incredible pressure. Because of the pressure.

:20:04.:20:08.

He came through in four events, threw it into Hitler's face,

:20:08.:20:14.

incredible. I wasn't there! wasn't there either. We have seen

:20:14.:20:18.

it often enough. Let's move on, lots has happened here this evening.

:20:18.:20:21.

They had the preliminaries of the women's 100 metres this morning,

:20:21.:20:24.

which allowed a lot of people from the smaller nations to have their

:20:24.:20:28.

moment of fame in this fantastic stadium, but it got serious tonight.

:20:28.:20:31.

These are the heats of the women's 100 metres which began about seven

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:20:41.:20:44.

round proper of the women's 100m. We have the preliminary is this

:20:44.:20:54.
:20:54.:21:17.

The Trinidadian just eases away. That is a good start, it is the

:21:17.:21:27.
:21:27.:21:29.

first round. 10.96, winning time the Kelly-Ann Baptiste. A quick

:21:29.:21:33.

start to this Round 1 in the women's 100.

:21:33.:21:43.
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powering away. 10.83, for the American. Just outside of her best

:22:12.:22:22.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 110 seconds

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time this year. This is only a heat. the semi-finals tomorrow. Look at

:24:12.:24:22.
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Never have so many heats in 100m being crime's -- crammed into such

:24:36.:24:41.

a brief time scale. Colin, from a British perspective, one through

:24:41.:24:51.
:24:51.:24:52.

and one out? The good thing is to see Abi get through. We know she

:24:52.:24:56.

struggled through the trials with injury and we were wondering if she

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would get through these races. She has arrived here in very good shape.

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Laura is just off her a season's best. So that is a fair result.

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Michael, for the big guns it is sparring but nobody landing a

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knockout blow? They run incredibly fast for the first round. I'm not

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big on the fast track, slow track thing, but this track is obviously

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pretty quick. So many of them under 11 seconds, we are set up to a very

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fast final and semi-final. Carl Lewis was a guest a couple of

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nights ago saying, he is missing the fast track, slow track thing.

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He said there are fast athletes and slow athletes, we did dispute that?

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There are fast athletes on slow tracks. This is a minimal, what you

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would call a fast track and a slow track. Maybe the weather is helping

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because it is perfect condition tonight. We have the heats of the

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men's 1,500m. This is what happened Rosemarie step up to the plate? He

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has shown great composure. That -- Ross Murray. They are settling and

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there is a bit of pace early on, Brendan? They are going to slowly.

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They are concentrated in such a small area it is difficult. Kick

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proper is giving himself a clear run by going on the outside. If the

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pace keeps lifting, it is better. It is much better for these

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athletes when they are running closer to some 60 seconds.

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Russian lead them out. Then the youngster from Qatar following him.

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Ross Murray in a decent position. Don't be too put off if you think

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he is struggling a little bit. He cannot uncomfortable, but when he

:27:54.:28:04.
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unleashes a bit of speed in the One of two tailing off. Then they

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are bunching, Brendan and this is a dangerous time because at Murray

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needs to get into a position to strike? MORI from Gateshead

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Harriers is finding himself in the middle of a pack of athletes. --

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Ross Murray. He has a dozen athletes in front of him at the

:28:42.:28:49.

moment and needs to find a way through. He is next to Gregson on

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the inside. He is making it harder for himself. He hasn't got to panic.

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He has to try and get as close as he can and be strong on the last

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lap. He is in a good position now so he can strike from there. First

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six to qualify. Ross Anne Murray He has got to be strong. Ross and

:29:41.:29:51.
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will qualify. It is the Algerian who wins it. Rosemarie goes through.

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-- Ross Murray. He didn't panic, things looked a bit messy in the

:30:15.:30:21.

middle of the race. He got himself into a couple of difficult

:30:21.:30:25.

positions, but he has so much pace and ability he got himself out of

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Overall, where does that rate? was up with the best. When I came

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out, everyone was cheering. I didn't know what to do, I didn't

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know whether to waive. I didn't do anything, I thought I would just

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embrace it. I was overwhelmed. Words cannot explain. How much did

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it inspires you in the race? When I went past someone, the crowd went

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mad. And I thought, this is a heat! It is the best I have ran. It felt

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good. There was a bit of bunching and barging? I clipped someone a

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few times. It is part of Championship racing. I bet that you

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are glad your mum persuaded to to carry on rather than be a holiday

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rep? Absolutely, nothing to stop me going off on holiday after the

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Olympics and enjoying myself. From one happy man, to Andy Murray.

:31:48.:31:52.

An extraordinary day at Wimbledon and semi-finals day in the Olympic

:31:52.:32:00.

tennis. Andy Murray has won the first set 7-5, and leads the second

:32:00.:32:05.

set for the right to play Roger Federer in the final after his

:32:05.:32:11.

unbelievable victory against Del Potro. 19-17 in the third set. The

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belonged best ever three-set tennis match of the Open era. -- de

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longest ever three-set match. If you want to watch the quarter-final

:32:25.:32:30.

of the women's football against Canada it is on for review. We have

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seen the first heat of the men's goes in this heat. There is also a

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magnificent que Tahri athlete, 17 moment in red. Andrew Baddeley

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running for Great Britain. He was an Olympic finalist last time

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around. Had an indifferent year but I think he is ready for this one.

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We had just heard from Ross married that day's -- how exciting it is

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for these athletes to be cheered all the way around by this

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wonderful crowd of 80,000 people in the stadium. One thing is, they are

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all giving their best. It is a good steady opening. He has put himself

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there, keeping an eye on the other athletes. He just has to position

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himself, work out his position between now and the bell. Silas

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Kiplagat had a Tripp, but was fortunate. He has decided he wants

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to be away from it. And he is not happy with too many athletes around

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him. He has been outstanding this year. Andy Baddeley still not

:34:12.:34:22.
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responding. Two laps to go in this second heat of the men's 1,500m.

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Silas Kiplagat, the Kenyan has ran the second-fastest time in the

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world in 2012. Looking dangerous and just on the soldier -- shoulder

:34:41.:34:51.
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up the other young athlete from Qatar. The Oldfield is ahead of

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Andy Baddeley. He has to work his way now. He has to be careful he

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doesn't give them too much start when the bell sounds. The pace is

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quite strong but not strong enough yet. It is gathering now. The

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Ethiopian is running strongly. Silas Kiplagat coming up in third

:35:13.:35:23.
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place. Andy Baddeley is on the outside and has a clear view ahead

:35:23.:35:33.
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of him. When he gets going, he can Andrew Baddeley has seven athletes

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ahead of him. He needs to finish inside the first six. There he goes,

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moving up the outside. He needs to keep that move going. The Turkish

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athlete, we haven't mentioned him. He is getting ahead of everybody

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including Silas Kiplagat. Andrew Baddeley moving into 4th place.

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There is a fantastic teenager challenging false start he does not

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know how to lose at junior level. Will it be the same at senior

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level? Andrew Baddeley in 6th place. He will qualify automatically for

:36:16.:36:23.

the semi-finals. 3.39, slower than the first heat but Andrew Baddeley

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Impressions, the Olympic champion and world champion, what did you

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make of could prop? He is the champion. It will be easy to get

:36:35.:36:38.

through these first round sand into the final. He did not have any

:36:38.:36:42.

problems today. He will be the favoured going into the final and

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he will probably win it. It is not a really tough field for him,

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honestly. From a British perspective, postman safely

:36:49.:36:53.

through? That is the most important thing for us. -- both men safely

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through. A great run by Murray. Really passionate with the crowd,

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pushing as the past to prop of. The crowd are behind our team members

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and it is making a difference. Both are boys are through. We are

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looking forward to finding out what is happening with the other Murray

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in a minute. Here at the Olympic Stadium we have the women's 10,000-

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metre final coming up at the end of the evening, at 9:25pm. Jo Pavey

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and Bleasdale is in bad. You can watch the shot put Channel, any

:37:31.:37:35.

single final in the field, you can watch a big throw or jump during

:37:35.:37:39.

the course of these Games. The men's shot put is that traditional

:37:39.:37:43.

first gold medal awarded and you could watch that on one of our

:37:43.:37:46.

channels that you know all about. That is it from us for the moment.

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Back here in the stadium in a It has been a spectacular day for

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Team GB, with three more gold medal successes. One at Eton Dorney and

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two at the Velodrome. Andy Murray could win a gold medal as well.

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Because he has reached the final. He has beaten Novak Djokovic in two

:38:09.:38:16.

straight sets, 7-5 in the second, that was the Match Point and now he

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faces Roger Federer, a repeat of the Wimbledon final. A different

:38:20.:38:24.

result, I hope. The final will be over five sets. Every other game at

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the Olympics is over three. The best of three. The final is five

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sets. They are going to do it all again. Will it be a different

:38:32.:38:38.

result this time? Federer went through earlier, winning his final

:38:38.:38:44.

set by 19-17. Against Juan Martin Del Potro. It is Federer against

:38:44.:38:52.

Murray again, the sequel. Great scenes and emotion. That customary

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look up at this guy from Andy Team GB are up to 4th place. Things

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are going remarkably well. China are within hours sights and so are

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We were not able to see Victoria Pendleton's medal ceremony in its

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entirety earlier, but we can now. The Olympic champion and a gold

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medal winnowing representing Great Britain, Victoria Pendleton. --

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gold medal winner. The second medal for her in the Olympic Games, the

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first coming four years ago in Beijing, which she won the gold for

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the sprint. Now, with that sensational display of power and

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speed, she wins the first ever women's Keirin in the Olympic Games.

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One competition to go for Pendleton before she retires. You could not

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retire at a higher point. Than being an Olympic champion. Ladies

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 110 seconds

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and gentlemen, please stand for the GARY LINEKAR: And astonishingly

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impressive performance from Victoria Pendleton earlier. She

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took the lead early, kept it going and held on for dear life. She

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wanted it so badly. Great emotion there, lovely to see her singing

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the national anthem. A triumph of Victoria Pendleton, yet again. More

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to come, maybe, we shall see. Lovely scenes there. Inside the

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Velodrome. A great atmosphere, one of the places to be, I think, in

:41:28.:41:32.

this fantastic Olympic Village that we have got here. Also we have seen

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some terrific races in the Aquatics Centre. Let's see 4-2 more with

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Clare Balding. I have to be sorry if I sounded

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negative about Rebekka's achievement, of course a bronze

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medal it fabulous and she is the most successful British swimmer

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ever with two golds in Beijing at two bronzes here in Britain. We

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felt disappointed for her because we hope to... We hoped for her.

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That was the thing. There was so much pressure on her. The fact it

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was down to Lotte Friis and herself, we were nervous. We were

:42:08.:42:12.

disappointed for her. If that had been two bronzes in Beijing the

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would have been over the moon. Let's put in reality. It is our

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expectation, that is what she said she had been battling with, the

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pressure coming from us coping and thinking, so I am sorry if it came

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from us. It was not intended. The race was on to be the fastest man

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in the Paul, the 50m freestyle. It is your event. It was. It is about

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getting the start right, the entry, getting into your stride properly

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and he to the finish. It will be fractions of seconds from the top

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to the bottom. There is a lot of world record holders and x world

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record holders. -- and ex-world record holders. There will be

:42:52.:43:02.
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fractions separating the guys. water. The final of the men's 50-

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metre freestyle. I like the look of them go. I don't know what you do

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there, because he is not meant to bang the gun and tell everybody is

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still. Jones looking good, going well in seven. -- going well in

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seven is Manaudou in France. I think it is going to be Manaudou.

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By getting there, he has got it! The Olympic champion, Manaudou, in

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his first senior final and he has won it. Look! Oh my goodness me. Oh,

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my goodness me. You just would never have thought that. 21.34. You

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would never have thought that. Tell me? Oh, man, how did he win that?

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Well, he was winning pretty much all the way. Near the bottom of the

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picture, he stayed down longer than the rest of them, came up in the

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lead at 15 metres and never loses the race. He was in the lead all

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the way. That has stunned me, I am stunned. I am absolutely stunned.

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He has won by 0.2 of a second. Look at that. Not 0.2. That is huge.

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This is just amazing, the silver going to Jones of the USA and the

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world record holder only getting What a reaction from the big man,

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Manaudou. I know his coach quite well and he said he was on form.

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When you go through the heats and semis, you give it everything. He

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is the fastest man on the planet. What about the fastest woman on the

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planet? We have two semi-finals for the 50-metre freestyle. The first

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featured Great Britain's Amy Smith her, who got in after a swim off

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of that one, the first semi-final of the women's and 50-metre

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freestyle. Amy Smith on the left Thameside. She started well. She is

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leading with 25 metres to go. Amy Smith is leading. Come on, Amy

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Smith, wind it up. Wouldn't it be something she could make the final?

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Come on, a business. Everyone is coming back. -- come on, Amy Smith.

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Smith, I'm afraid to tell you, I think six, even though it would

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close, will not be enough. Well, about more 0.6 of a second

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separating that all those women. -- about 0.6 of a second separating

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all those women. Less than a second, very good heat this morning. Let's

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repeated. It would be good to see her go 24.5 or lower, just to be

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women's 50-metre freestyle at the Olympic Games and friend hands --

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and Fran Halsall had a good start. And really fast turnover. Ranomi

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Kromowidjojo is going well in four. Lane six is going fast. Ranomi

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Kromowidjojo looks good. Powering away. This looks very good indeed.

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24.0, Ranomi Kromowidjojo wins it. Second is the Belarus swimmer. Fran

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Halsall, third. 24.83, or set 24.63 -- or is that 24.63? That is as low

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a semi-final. It is a bit -- it is a bit slower. We have the

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aggravated -- the aggregated scores of both semi-finals. Ranomi

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Kromowidjojo is dominant. She is going to go into the final ahead of

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the field. Down at the bottom, lane she is into the final -- Fran

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Halsall. Really close. Amy Smith may have missed out. I think she

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has missed out by it 161 hundredth of a second. Imogen on the 100

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freestyle, the women going that fast as well, on the turn, the wave

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is there and it hits you. result of the second semi-final,

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo winning it. Fran Halsall was third. A solid

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swim. To get a medal, she will have to go 24.3, or 24.2, something like

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That final is going to be a blink between second and third? Yes, it

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is all to play for. I got in, I did that. I will rest and see what

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happens tomorrow. We need a big one. It would be fantastic. Rebecca has

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given as much as she can. She will be disappointed, won't she? I don't

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know what she will be disappointed about, she is the most successful

:49:24.:49:29.

swimmer of all time. I would two of my arm to get a bronze medal. She

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is inspirational. The rest of the team think she is inspirational.

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Amazing. A fantastic example, I know she has personal standards

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that are high, does she? Amy Smith, you have been unlucky today.

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don't know what it is, the 50 freestyle does not like be much. No

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swim off unfortunately this time. It is a good time, similar to what

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I did this morning. I can't complain. It is the right place,

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close to my best. What do you think is it going to take -- what do you

:50:02.:50:07.

think it is going to take? His time irrelevant? Is it just a race?

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is irrelevant. I saw in the 100, I thought it would be quicker. I know

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I can hopefully go back down and do it again. It is going to be quick.

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All eight girls are capable of swimming 24. Close your eyes and

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hope for the best on the finish. I will be pumped up for it tomorrow.

:50:30.:50:34.

It has to be my turn at some point. It must be your turn, I hope

:50:34.:50:44.
:50:44.:50:44.

Fans saying the right thing about Rebecca Adlington. The medal

:50:44.:50:49.

ceremony has just happened and this was her reaction as she stepped up

:50:49.:50:53.

to receive her bronze medal and this reaction from the crowd.

:50:53.:51:03.
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She is overcome with the emotion of it all. The pressure was so much

:51:03.:51:11.

and it is all coming out now. That support has meant so much. There is

:51:11.:51:18.

her mum and dad. She is so amazing. It is just awful to see her that

:51:18.:51:25.

upset and we feel for her. Michael Phelps extended his own extended --

:51:25.:51:32.

extraordinary record by winning the 100m butterfly. He becomes the

:51:32.:51:37.

first man to win two difference events in the pool, three Olympics

:51:37.:51:46.

running. And also on that podium was Chad le Clos. His dad has

:51:46.:51:54.

become a bit of a hit. You are almost as well-known, welcome back.

:51:54.:52:02.

Thanks very much. Your son, is the star of the Olympic games? It is

:52:02.:52:12.
:52:12.:52:14.

unbelievable. How have you found London 20 told? British are the

:52:14.:52:20.

best. They are the best supporters, they are gentlemen. I have been

:52:20.:52:24.

around the world and I have never seen people like this in my life.

:52:24.:52:33.

It is unbelievable. The people who talk to you in the streets,

:52:33.:52:38.

unbelievable. That they are brilliant. I had a woman who said

:52:38.:52:48.
:52:48.:52:49.

to me, can I have a photograph with you and my baby. I pick the baby up

:52:49.:52:57.

and I said your baby won't like my big phase. And the baby cried.

:52:57.:53:04.

is it from the swimming pool tonight. Congratulations to Missy

:53:04.:53:06.

Franklin and Michael Phelps and congratulations to Rebecca

:53:06.:53:14.

Adlington. Two bronze medals to add to her tally.

:53:15.:53:24.
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He is brilliant isn't the. We seek Debbie Phelps, and Chad le Clos.

:53:27.:53:32.

Watching his reaction to his son winning the race. He was pipped

:53:32.:53:38.

again by Michael Phelps. We were talking, early on in the swimming

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he did not look at his best and we were worried we had seen the best

:53:42.:53:49.

of Michael Phelps. He has won more medals than any other man? We were

:53:49.:53:54.

stunned the first night when he came 4th. Everyone was in shock. He

:53:54.:54:01.

has been stronger over the shorter differences. His 200 was great and

:54:01.:54:08.

it set him up nicely for this final. He is the most successful this

:54:08.:54:13.

winner at this meat itself. It is still the best in the swimming pool,

:54:13.:54:18.

even though he has had a disappointing time. And also

:54:18.:54:26.

Manaudou, he won the freestyle? was out there. His sister was also

:54:26.:54:33.

an Olympic champion over longer distances. That was a great

:54:33.:54:38.

performance in front of the world record holder. The French have done

:54:38.:54:43.

well over all in the swimming pool. Let's go back to John Inverdale at

:54:43.:54:49.

the athletics. It is the 200m 4th discipline of the heptathlon.

:54:49.:54:56.

Denise Lewis has joined us in the studio here. This is the second of

:54:56.:55:02.

these heats. Jessica Ennis will be going in the last. You were talking

:55:02.:55:06.

about how confident you were, but do you have reservations of where

:55:06.:55:11.

she sits, second after three disciplines? The problem is, we

:55:11.:55:17.

have underestimated the opposition. We thought the danger women wells

:55:18.:55:27.

were. We just have to keep an eye on her. -- danger women were

:55:27.:55:37.
:55:37.:55:38.

elsewhere. We are seeing Louise haver in the shot. How important is

:55:38.:55:43.

it, psychological for Jessica Ennis to lead going into Myra? She needs

:55:43.:55:49.

it, she absolutely does. She doesn't want to have to force

:55:49.:55:54.

yourself in the long jump. It is critical at the moment. The next 15

:55:54.:55:58.

minutes could be crucial for Jessica Ennis's gold medal

:55:58.:56:08.
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ambitions. She is not running in result. But the leader, Austra

:56:12.:56:21.
:56:22.:56:25.

Skujyte Sir, has a 64 point lead over Jessica Ennis. And scorch pop

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-- Lily score spot. There she is, Austra Skujyte sake, she finds

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herself in the second race. Jessica Ennis is in the final race. There

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is Louise hazel. Receiving rapturous applause. In 37th place,

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only one athlete behind her in the competition. She will want to hold

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her head up high in this 200m. But Austra Skujyte to an Natalia

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Dobrynska or in this heat. Athletes in contention for the medals in

:57:22.:57:31.
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this race. Austra Skujyte To has a out of the blocks. This is a good

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performance from a British athlete. Natalia Dobrynska trying to get

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into second. It is all about Louise, this will give her a lift. Just

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outside her a season's best. That is better, it has been a

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disappointing first day but at least it finishes on a high. And

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Astra's Goethe, her time is not that impressive. Not building on

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the brilliant shot put from the Lithuanian. Louise hazel, it has

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been a difficult day, but that is a great way to finish it off. It will

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give her huge confidence going into the first event tomorrow. You have

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the defending champion, Natalia Dobrynska in there as well. Louise

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hazel absolutely blasted the first 100m. 24.4 th is not a bad time.

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Natalia Dobrynska or really gritting her teeth. Louise hazel,

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the Birchfield Harrier, fighting her way across the line. You cannot

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ask for more than that. Watch Natalia Dobrynska on the left hand

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side. Louise hazel looking comfortable. Just about at this

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point, then she began to tire a little bit. Three events tomorrow,

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long jump, javelin and 800m at the end. Total concentration and great

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focus from Louise hazel. Certainly looked a lot more comfortable in

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this event than she did in the shot put about an hour and a half ago.

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pace. She will fall a way after men's shot put final. This will be

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the first gold medal awarded in the track and field at London 2012. He

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started great are the German. A new personal best. It will take some

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beating. He responded brilliantly, and the Polish athlete in the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 110 seconds

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metres and a team in the first 200m heat. Looking far more

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comfortable. Better than she has looked all they've. It was a great

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Paul Dickenson St that is the best you looked all day in that race,

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and it is glad to finish a disappointing day and a high?

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always nice to go out and beat the reigning Olympic champion. Assess

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your day, it did not go as well as you wanted? I wanted to run a bit

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faster, but not a problem. My high jump was a disaster. Time to redeem

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myself and came out in the shot put. My coach was happy and smiling. And

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then a decent run in the 200. I wanted to show I am a fighter and I

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can come back from setbacks. It is the Olympic games so you always

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want to do well. But sometimes it is not always the way it goes, but

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we do have some more events. What is your sense of the overall

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competition and the kind of pressure Jessica is under? Everyone

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is doing great performances. You cannot tell who will pop up on the

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day, who will be in form and who will be off. It is still all to

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play for. Jessica has a really good medal hope. Especially the gold.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 110 seconds

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Louise hazel ran earlier. Of course, we will have to wait until heat

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five before we can give you the overall situation, once all the

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points have been tallied up. The athlete and in lane eight, the

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fastest time this year is the Latvian. 24.36, compared with that

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Jessica Ennis's best time and it shows the difference in class. Bits

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of a wobble at the start by the standings, she needed a good time.

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That is a massive, massive lifetime What a way to finish the first day

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of Olympic competition, absolutely spot on. And doing it the hard way,

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out there in lane nine, and nobody in eight. Just had to concentrate

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on her own efforts. Well done to her. Er so got third in the end,

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she was fighting to get through. Third round of this man's shot put.

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David store, just improved his lead by a couple of centimetres. Well,

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that is peppering the the D-Mark of at the end of the third round. 12

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go to eight, then they throw in reverse order. There is a great

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psychological advantage in being able to throw when someone else has

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finished. The Olympic champion is in the lead by one centimetre! So,

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Reese Hoffa, in bronze medal position at the moment. But still

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early days. At his best, 22.43. Oh the 21 metres for the first time in

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this competition, it won't is the world champion, one

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centimetre behind the Olympic champion. And of course he has

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already improved his personal best in this competition, with a 21.86.

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If he wants to become Olympic champion he has to do it again.

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Majewski went through a series of major championships, at every one

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he always through a personal best. If he does become the Olympic

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champion, I think he will become one of the youngest Olympic

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the men's long jump qualification. This is Greg Rutherford in the

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well behind the board, but really encouraging from the core British

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record holder. -- equalled British record holder. Tomlinson put

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himself under a bit of pressure, the athlete suffering from a

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swirling wind. 8.06, that put him safely through to the final, in 4th

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place. A little prayer. It is the defending Olympic champion,

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defending champion is out. A very, A little grin. What does the

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Olympic champion make of that? But good news for Britain, we will have

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two in the final, both, I think, with the chance of a medal. Only

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two athlete made that automatic qualification. Only six athletes

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went over eight metres, but the the outside in this 4th heat of the

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200 metres of the heptathlon. A good 200 he could push her right up

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to rankings, in fact it could push just seen the Swiss athlete in the

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Fountain is setting the pace. The Ukrainian, just putting some

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pressure on Fountain. The two of them, having a right battle. She

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might just win it, she would visit in 23.64, that is a season's best.

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A slide following wind, that will be enough to put her, temporarily,

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in the lead in this heptathlon. But of course, Jessica Ennis and others

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to come in the last 200 metres heat. A good run from the American,

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though. Another 1000 points score. This time from the American, 1016

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points. Fountain really afford for this one, because she was under a

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lot of that pressure. We have still got the fastest athlete to come,

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and the fastest of the more is still Jessica Ennis on paper. I

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have got the feeling she might fly round this track and produce

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something pretty special, in the same way she did in the hurdles

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this morning. Fountain, totally focused on the track in front of

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How would you assess the day it overall? Are started off really

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well, the hurdles and the high jump went pretty decent for me. I had a

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personal best in the hurdles. But the shock it always gets me. I am

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not a young cookie any more! I'm actually feeling it. But I've got

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tomorrow, so it two of my favourite events. What has it been like being

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part of this seething cauldron, everybody focused on Jessica Ennis?

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This is always an amazing experience, not many people can say

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they have hinted at two Olympics, and I'm just happy to be where I am.

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Do you think you can be in the mix of Tamara? Definitely. You never

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know what is going to happen. It is anyone's day. All the very best.

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focusing on in just a few moments time -- the athlete. Jessica Ennis

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Get Set. Her last event on day one of this enthralling heptathlon

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competition. On paper, she has the fastest time. But it is. That she

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will want added to her total, and she has already achieved 3062

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points, if she whizzes around the track fleet-footed, who knows how

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many points she could accumulate. If she can get under 23 seconds,

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she would get a massive 1079 points, learning curve of her life here, in

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front of so many people. She had a magnificent high jump early on

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of the best in the Commonwealth. Listen to the roar for Jessica

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finally, Johnson - Thompson of and such a talented all-around

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the Canadian. Jessica Ennis will want to finish on top of the table

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Belgian. Pretty nifty, 23.4 39 in this year, that was a lifetime best.

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heat. The world champion, inside and out, beat Jessica Ennis on both

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occasions. If she can run quickly, she will set up the perfect

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platform for a very strong second day. And the fastest woman in the

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field is this athlete in Elaine two, from the Netherlands. She actually

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beat Jessica Ennis went Jessica Ennis broker Denise Lewis's British

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superlative fashion. The fastest ever 100 metres hurdles in a

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naughty event competition by this woman. -- multi- event. Can she

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finish off in the same rich vein of form? Two British athletes in this

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driving around the bend. She is flying. The Canadian next to her is

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having a good run. Right on the inside, there Dutch athlete is

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flying as well. Jessica Ennis is closing it down, it is going to be

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a tiny gap. Jessica Ennis may have just nicked it on the line to make

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his past, as well. -- it is fast, as well. And the crowd carried her

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home. Pretty 2.83 is a fabulous time in the heptathlon. It could

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bring her, if she is confirmed as the winner, 1096 points. And that

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would be a marvellous, marvellous finish at today one, and it would

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be another lifetime best. You have to hand it to her, there was a bit

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of cut from her, it may be a personal best, it may be -- the

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Dutch after it wasn't too far away from the individual medals in the

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200 metre. But Jessica Ennis, storming down the home straight,

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with every metre, eating up into that lead, and right on the line,

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just about get there. They have been given the same time. It

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doesn't really matter, it is about the time, and it is a personal best.

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More points than she has ever had before in this event. That is what

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she needed. A little bit of a head wind in the home straight, but none

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the less, this is a good end to what has been a pretty good first

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spot, but it will be interesting to know if she thought she could go a

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bit quicker. You can never be disappointed with a personal best

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but she has been in such fine form. The time is exactly the same as

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Dafne Schippers, worth 1096 points. A personal best for her, and a

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personal best also for Katarina INAUDIBLE. Microphone problem...

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Wait a second. APPLAUSE. Let's start again! They are cheering

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because they have just seen that Jessica has gone into the lead, a

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tremendous day, and you finished with a personal best. I am so

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pleased to end the day with that, knowing it was a fast track with

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the hurdles, and running with Dafne Schippers, she is an amazing

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sprinter, so I am made up to get a personal best of stock and the

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date? I am still in shock about the hurdles. The high jump was a little

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bit disappointing, the shot put a bit disappointed, but solid

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performances and two personal bests is brilliant. And what do you think

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of this lady? She is amazing. I will have to retire before she gets

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really, really good! Jess Ennis is under so much pressure. I am so

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happy to be part of this alongside her because she has an amazing

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score and I am loving every second of it. You have done yourself proud.

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Tomorrow, all three events to come. Long jump, javelin, 800m. Give me

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your assessment. I will have to have a really strong day tomorrow

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and make sure I have strong performances, Follett. I am glad I

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have got a good score under my belt but I have a lot to do tomorrow. It

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has been amazing. I know it sounds really cheesy but the crowd really

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lift you, when you are running around the bend and you can hear

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them, it makes a difference. Sorry for the microphone problems but it

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was worth the wait. Congratulations, and all were best for tomorrow.

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crossing the line in perfect unison. Big points for both of them.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, what a way to finish. Let's not forget

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Tatyana Chernova finishing in fourth, a good school for the

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Russian. The overall position will be fascinating -- a good score. No

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doubt, Jessica Ennis from Great Britain, with 4158 points. If my

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arithmetic is right, that is 45 points higher than at the same

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stage at the meeting earlier this year, where she smashed the British

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third place, with 3903 points. Hyleas Fountain is in 5th place. I

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think Dobrynska is intent. Tatyana Chernova has moved up a long wait

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in fourth place. -- Dobrynska is in It is the most fantastic atmosphere

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tonight. They have a really good stadium announcer, keeping

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everybody in touch. There was a massive cheer about Victoria

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Pendleton and Andy Murray, but the biggest cheer of the night was four

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when the scoreboard went up to show that Jess Ennis was top of the

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leaderboard -- was four when. You are smiling, Denise! Yes. It is

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perfect. Just what she needed. It was really tense. You have to

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remember, these girls are very tired. The track is quick, and Jess

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Ennis knew exactly what she needed to do and she did it. Michael?

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is a little scary because she started out so well and at the end

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of the day, she is getting a personal best in the events that

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she is good at but she is a little bit inconsistent in the other

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events, so tomorrow, two that she is a bit inconsistent in, and

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another that she is good at, 800m, so it is a little bit scary. She

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finished where she needed to today but I am a little concerned about

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tomorrow. I don't think tomorrow is scary, by the way. You are here to

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talk about the 10,000m, but what about Jessica? It has been

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fantastic. This morning, unbelievable. To have 80,000 people

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in this stadium, and the cheering has been astounding. We should be

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proud of us. Seb Coe was a runner and we are claiming him back now.

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He has done a hell of a job. Two of the great women distance runners of

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all time in the 10,000m. Certainly, and she could be part of real

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history. Only six women have ever one three Olympic gold medals and

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tonight she could join that. Tirunesh Dibaba is the Jessica

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Ennis of Ethiopia, even though they do not have celebrities like we do

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in this country. Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivien Cherry yet. The latter

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is the world champion at 5,000m, 10,000m and Cross Country, and

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Tirunesh Dibaba is the reigning champion at the 5,000m and 10,000m

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in the Olympics. Vivian Cheruiyot qualified for the World Cross

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Country Championships at 13 and was not allowed to compete because she

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was too young, and then completed when she was 17 in Sydney. Is that

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innate talent? She has huge talent. The thing about distance runner,

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the distance running in Kenya, it is a factory. Thousands of them are

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training and the athletes are getting more and more refined, and

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it is a route to success. I think tonight will be a real classic.

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Tirunesh Dibaba is a fantastic lady. She has not won a championship race

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in four years, so let's see. McColgan one a silver medal in 1988

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in Seoul. -- Liz McColgan won. Pavey has done very well to get

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here. Not many distance runners do, so well done to Jo. Let's join the

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line with all of the other athletes waiting to get under way. Mouth-

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out on a medal in Helsinki. It is great to see Jo here. I was in

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Portugal for a few days with the British team, and I was chatting to

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Jo, and she says she has been waiting for this or quite a while

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of course. At one time she was hoping to come and run the marathon

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at the Olympic Games but it did not work out. She has been one of our

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most talented athletes, running everything from the 1,500m up to

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the marathon. She will be hoping to run the 5,000m as well, as well

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Julia Bleasdale. 25 laps. I have heard people on occasion say, you

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might get bored watching that. We won't and we hope you won't either.

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Even in the early laps, whether they are quick or slow, it can

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determine what happens in the end. Julia Bleasdale is having the

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Ethiopia, and that will be replicated tomorrow night for

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Bekele. I think Tirunesh Dibaba is in the same position as Bekele. If

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she wants to run the fastest, she might have to win this. She is only

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the reserves for the 5,000m, would you believe it! The real head to

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head, classic head-to-head, but with two women who, whatever

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happens tonight, will go down as a couple of the all-time greats, but

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particularly Tirunesh Dibaba. Four gold medals at this distance, world

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championships and Olympic Games. These last few nervous moments,

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even though it is 25 laps. They will be nervous and they were just

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want to get on with it now. -- and they will just want. Cool

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conditions, probably perfect running 10,000m. I wonder whether

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the injury it will have any plan in her mind -- whether Vivienne

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Cheruiyot will have any plans in her mind. She will hope she has a

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good sprint finish to beat Tirunesh Dibaba. We haven't seen Tirunesh

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Dibaba win in a few years, so this is an intriguing race in prospect

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for me. The supporting cast opposite of those athletes, perhaps

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not as strong as it has been in the past -- the supporting cast for

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both of those athletes. Brendan, we were chatting upstairs about those

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two. I was going to ask where your money lies but is it too close?

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would love to see Tirunesh Dibaba win this one. She has been a great

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and has had some injury troubles since then, but we have seen some

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signs this year that she is back to her best. She got married in 2008.

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He is the silver 2000 medallist in the 10,000m! 30,000 people arrived

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at the National Stadium in Addis Ababa were in Ethiopia to watch

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them being driven around in an open-top car! There is Cheruiyot.

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She has been unbeatable in the years since Tirunesh Dibaba's

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danger, too. She has a quick finish. She is coached by Mark Rowland in

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Oregon. I was on about the kind of support cast. Not one of the

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runner, 30 years of age, good on the track. Her best goes all the

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way back to 2003, 30 minutes and seven seconds. And there is Jo

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Pavey! She had Gavin, her husband, and young Jacob out with her in

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:34:51.:35:00.

Portugal. Nice and relaxed and to get some more room! I am not

:35:00.:35:06.

sure that was necessary. The first track final of these Olympic Games.

:35:06.:35:11.

I am pleased to say that it is pretty much still a full house. I

:35:11.:35:17.

am sure they are going to be treated to a cracking race. I am

:35:17.:35:21.

sure. When these athletes get together and run on the circuit and

:35:21.:35:27.

come to run the big 10,000m, they are usually with pacemakers. No

:35:27.:35:30.

pacemakers declared before the race, but the Japanese have decided that

:35:30.:35:34.

since it was going to be an opportunity for them with these

:35:34.:35:39.

conditions, they are not going to hang around. They know about the

:35:39.:35:49.

finish of the African athletes, and the two stars, so they are seen

:35:49.:35:55.

what they can do, if they can get a decent time. You were talking about

:35:55.:36:02.

1988, the first four editions of these women's 10,000m finals, and

:36:02.:36:07.

there were fairly even races, but it was even paced all the way

:36:07.:36:12.

through until the last lap, but in the last couple of editions, people

:36:12.:36:16.

have been prepared not to wait until the last lap. It has been

:36:16.:36:24.

more like the men's races, where it is a slow first 5,000m but a much

:36:24.:36:29.

quicker second part, much like the men's. Yes, it is on a wing of the

:36:29.:36:34.

way, steady early pace, building and building -- it is following the

:36:34.:36:44.
:36:44.:36:52.

from Ireland is following the Japanese athletes, quickly joining

:36:52.:37:02.

the group of the Japanese trio. But the talent is in the second group.

:37:02.:37:05.

I noticed Jo Pavey is making her way through to the front of the

:37:05.:37:10.

second group. These athletes don't get many chances to run top-class

:37:10.:37:16.

10,000 metres races, and Jo Pavey has decided, if I am going to go my

:37:16.:37:20.

way, I will finish as high as I possibly can, the best way to do it

:37:20.:37:26.

is to have a strong race. The three Kenyans are moving up alongside her,

:37:26.:37:32.

the race is starting to unfold and the tactics are being revealed. But

:37:32.:37:37.

the two stars of this event are both fantastic finishers, Tirunesh

:37:37.:37:46.

Dibaba are and Vivian Cheruiyot. Look, it has spread out very

:37:46.:37:54.

quickly now. Interesting, isn't it. Chepkurui, just putting her foot

:37:54.:38:01.

down a little bit. It is almost like the Kenyans are how riders for

:38:01.:38:11.

the Ethiopian sometimes. -- the Ethiopians. The whole field is now

:38:11.:38:21.
:38:21.:38:24.

in touch with the leading grid. The first couple of laps were run at a

:38:24.:38:29.

pace of 31 minutes. That will be interesting, whether they keep

:38:29.:38:35.

running at this 31 minute pace for a couple of laps, or whether the

:38:35.:38:42.

second half will really speed up. Very early stages, just all running

:38:43.:38:46.

single file now, but interesting of the three Japanese athletes have

:38:46.:38:53.

come with a bit of a game plan. think their game plan is obvious,

:38:53.:38:58.

to run and get a decent time. At Leeds measured their performances

:38:58.:39:03.

in two factors, if they don't finish in the first three or four,

:39:03.:39:13.
:39:13.:39:13.

you might at least get a decent time out of bed. -- out of it. The

:39:13.:39:17.

athletes are getting going, the pace is just beginning to lift a

:39:17.:39:27.
:39:27.:39:27.

little. Now we go to the shot put. Just four athlete left to throw,

:39:27.:39:37.
:39:37.:39:47.

this is the leader, the leading -- displaced Reese Hoffa from the

:39:47.:39:50.

bronze medal position? Whatever happens, Reese Hoffa has the chance

:39:50.:40:00.
:40:00.:40:28.

to respond. So much St still leads. for the world No. 1. The only two

:40:28.:40:38.
:40:38.:41:07.

men to be under -- over 22 metres pace, 3.06 per the first 1000

:41:07.:41:15.

metres. Still running just inside her 31 minute pace, and still we

:41:15.:41:22.

have the three Japanese after Leeds at the front. -- Japanese athletes

:41:22.:41:32.
:41:32.:41:37.

Just one try stands between Tomasz Majewski retaining his Olympic

:41:37.:41:44.

title, and it is David store, his final throw. It is not good enough.

:41:44.:41:53.

He has got a silver medal. This man has retained his Olympic title. It

:41:53.:41:59.

has been quite a couple of years. He will have another go in Rio,

:41:59.:42:09.
:42:09.:42:22.

without any question. Majewski is up. But still not much change in

:42:22.:42:28.

this 10,000 metres final. Tirunesh Dibaba has kept itself well away

:42:28.:42:36.

from the lead, which has been held right from the start by these three.

:42:36.:42:41.

It has been impressive, the fact that they have kicked on for about

:42:41.:42:48.

six laps, almost identical times. We said there were no pacemakers,

:42:48.:42:58.
:42:58.:42:58.

they are doing a pretty good job of being pacemakers. It is good pace,

:42:59.:43:08.
:43:09.:43:33.

season of transition, Finola a real go of this. Settling in

:43:33.:43:40.

nicely there. I can see the great Tirunesh Dibaba moving up,

:43:40.:43:48.

following her instantly. There she is, in the strip of Ethiopia, and

:43:48.:43:58.
:43:58.:43:59.

inches behind her, Vivian Cheruiyot moves up. Dibaba, looking up at the

:43:59.:44:03.

big screen. At the moment she sees some Polish flags, but she hopes by

:44:03.:44:06.

the time she gets further round, the big screen will be revealing

:44:06.:44:10.

what is happening further down the field. That is important these days,

:44:10.:44:16.

the athletes can use the big screen to their advantage. Another 1000

:44:16.:44:20.

metres completed in three minutes and six seconds, the pace has been

:44:20.:44:27.

metronomic. That is why there has been no change it so far in this

:44:27.:44:37.
:44:37.:44:38.

lovely feeling, he knows he has retained his Olympic title. -- the

:44:38.:44:45.

last throw. With a bit of a flourish, it measured at 21.89

:44:45.:44:55.
:44:55.:44:59.

Olympic shot-put title. What a moment for the big man from Poland.

:44:59.:45:07.

This will be some lap of honour, I would imagine. I hope he doesn't

:45:07.:45:10.

run into any of the 10,000 metres runners! It would be like tenpin

:45:10.:45:17.

bowling. When he set off on his lap of honour, I was looking around to

:45:17.:45:21.

see where run the track he was, because the 10,000 metres runners

:45:21.:45:27.

were coming habit close to him! Jonathan is right, that isn't a

:45:27.:45:32.

collision that would have come off well for the distance runners!

:45:32.:45:42.
:45:42.:45:55.

starts to drop off a little bed. -- a little bit. Chepkurui is moving

:45:55.:46:01.

up, we have got Dibaba on the outside, anywhere that she goes,

:46:01.:46:07.

Vivian Cheruiyot follows. Vivian Cheruiyot, never been more than two

:46:07.:46:14.

strides away, they are great rivals. I think this is warming up now, we

:46:14.:46:18.

can see one of the Japanese at Leeds now struggling to stay with

:46:18.:46:27.

this. A lot of these athletes, sub 31 is a bit of a push. The other

:46:27.:46:32.

Ethiopian athlete, the more experienced Ethiopian athlete, 30

:46:32.:46:37.

years of age, she has won 21 medals at the World cross-country

:46:37.:46:39.

Championships, she has been outstanding, moving through into

:46:39.:46:45.

third place. It is a bit like the cycling, when they look to see who

:46:45.:46:53.

it is at that is moving through, they decide whether to go with them.

:46:53.:46:58.

You say, OK, I'm not letting her get away with it. And here comes

:46:58.:47:05.

Tirunesh Dibaba, moving up, sees the gap opening, look at them, they

:47:05.:47:15.
:47:15.:47:25.

are scampering behind her to get exactly 31 minute pace. And I know

:47:25.:47:28.

they will finish faster than that, because they are going to be racing

:47:28.:47:36.

in the second half of this race, building up nicely. Some of the

:47:36.:47:42.

athletes are tiring, I am delighted to see Jo Pavey down the back

:47:42.:47:48.

straight, Julia Bleasdale is running very, very well. I know Jo

:47:48.:47:53.

Pavey is following it Julia Bleasdale, she has progressed so

:47:53.:47:57.

much this season, she is in her element with world class athletes

:47:57.:48:07.
:48:07.:48:08.

all around her, she is in the right place mentally. It looks as though

:48:08.:48:14.

she is going to a bit of a bad patch, the Irish runner. -- going

:48:14.:48:24.
:48:24.:48:27.

through. Jo Pavey moves towards the taking away from Japan, and passes

:48:28.:48:37.

to Kenya. It was yet another 74 second lap. Now they are wanting to

:48:37.:48:43.

start to control things a bit. It is interesting that Cheruiyot has

:48:43.:48:49.

gone past Dibaba for the first time as well. I think many think her

:48:49.:48:53.

tactic would have been just to watch and wait and let the youth

:48:53.:48:57.

Europeans try and make something happen, it may well be -- led the

:48:57.:49:03.

Ethiopians are trying make something happen. They can be in a

:49:03.:49:08.

position to try and force it, Chepkurui is leading, they are

:49:08.:49:15.

starting to bunch again. Dibaba, not fazed by any of that. Just

:49:15.:49:22.

sitting comfortably in 6th place now. But there is nothing that has

:49:22.:49:27.

really happened yet, no change of pace, this might be a bit of a

:49:27.:49:31.

slower lap. I think the Kenyans are just trying to control this Addis

:49:31.:49:37.

point. I think that is exactly what they are doing. Divya Cheruiyot is

:49:37.:49:43.

looking for any evidence of tiredness, they conceded close-ups

:49:43.:49:49.

on that board, but at the end of the day, that was 76 seconds, we

:49:49.:49:56.

write, that was a slower lap. Here comes Kipyego, the other Kenyan,

:49:56.:50:00.

moving through. It is starting to become a familiar sight, three

:50:00.:50:05.

Kenyans at the front of the women's 10,000 metres. A race they have

:50:05.:50:09.

never won before, one of the few distance races the Kenyans have

:50:09.:50:19.
:50:19.:50:20.

never won. At this time, I was talking to dip came out, there Bath,

:50:20.:50:24.

-- their boss, and he says he wants them to win more medals than they

:50:24.:50:27.

have ever won before. Maybe they are going to do that. Is this race

:50:27.:50:37.
:50:37.:50:51.

Kenyan athlete who certainly hasn't been as part of the system, I

:50:51.:51:01.
:51:01.:51:04.

hesitate to call it a system, Sally, coached by a Mark Rowland. A great

:51:04.:51:14.
:51:14.:51:18.

British steeplechaser and, 1988. She is the first to put has it down.

:51:18.:51:27.

Kidane in second. Then Dibaba, then not far away Cheruiyot. That was

:51:27.:51:31.

the quickest lap by a good three seconds but it was five seconds

:51:31.:51:37.

quicker than the previous lap. An injection of pace. Jo Pavey is

:51:37.:51:41.

still there. Julie Ian Bleasdale having a cracking race in the

:51:41.:51:51.

Olympic final. -- Julia Bleasdale. They are in single file now. The

:51:51.:51:55.

last time I saw Dibaba, it is a memory they will be aware of, in

:51:55.:52:05.
:52:05.:52:06.

New York earlier this season, Dibaba ran for minutes, 4.5 in the

:52:06.:52:12.

last 1,500m, and that is something you have to be scared of. It is not

:52:12.:52:16.

just the last lap, it is what she can do in the last three laps that

:52:16.:52:23.

is significant. A 71-second lap there. Three Kenyans in the leading

:52:23.:52:29.

group, three Ethiopians in the leading group, and the 7th athlete

:52:29.:52:35.

is from Bahrain, formerly an Ethiopian athlete as well, so the

:52:35.:52:39.

first seven are from that part of Africa. Julia Bleasdale is close-up

:52:39.:52:44.

behind, she is running well. The pace at the moment is strong but it

:52:44.:52:50.

is not too much for these athletes. For Julia and Jo, this is good for

:52:50.:52:55.

them, this pace, if they can live with it. It is not excessive. They

:52:55.:52:59.

have done really well to stay with it. When they come down the

:52:59.:53:04.

finishing straight, they are starting to look at a lap number

:53:04.:53:09.

that is more comfortable on the mind. When you see it 10 laps to go,

:53:09.:53:15.

you think, that is OK. It starts to feel as though you are in some sort

:53:15.:53:20.

of territory. The first seven athletes are breaking away from the

:53:20.:53:25.

Japanese athletes, who did so well in the early stages. That was the

:53:25.:53:35.

quickest kilometre of the race so far. Three minutes. 30 minutes, 55,

:53:35.:53:42.

that sort of pace. The pressure continues to be applied. Cheruiyot

:53:42.:53:51.

has a look to see who is behind her. His Dibaba there? And yes, she is.

:53:51.:53:59.

But so off three Kenyan athletes. - - but so of three. For the first

:53:59.:54:06.

time, the big gaps start to appear. Jo Pavey and Julie Ian Bleasdale, I

:54:06.:54:11.

am sure, will have their own British battle after this -- Julia

:54:11.:54:15.

Bleasdale. They will want to try to keep this pace but as it goes up

:54:15.:54:24.

and down and up and down, this is when it starts to get tough. Jo is

:54:24.:54:31.

working hard to stay with her team- mate. Jo working hard and running

:54:31.:54:36.

well, Julia has prepared for this brilliantly. She has come on

:54:36.:54:41.

strongly this year. She is in contention in the Olympic final and

:54:41.:54:46.

that is almost a dream that she is having come to realisation, and it

:54:46.:54:51.

is a really good position she has worked to. Can she get in amongst

:54:51.:54:57.

the athletes in front of her? She is leading the European challenge,

:54:57.:55:03.

as is Jo Pavey, but the Africans, the Kenyans are moving to the front.

:55:03.:55:08.

Cheruiyot is there. When you prepare for a race like this,

:55:08.:55:13.

Cheruiyot, a world champion at 10,000m and 5,000m and world cross

:55:13.:55:17.

country champion, and when she looks at Dibaba, coming back from

:55:17.:55:23.

injury, wondering whether she has any weakness, is there a chink in

:55:23.:55:28.

the armour? At this point, that is when you will be asking these

:55:28.:55:38.
:55:38.:55:52.

prepared to do the same as Tirunesh Dibaba. They are beginning to run

:55:52.:55:56.

steadily. It is not given too quickly. That was a 76-second lap,

:55:56.:56:06.
:56:06.:56:06.

and that is why she took over, Kidane. I think that is what she is

:56:06.:56:10.

there to do. I think Dibaba is probably a bit frightened about

:56:10.:56:16.

being slow in the latter stages, and Cheruiyot being able to unleash

:56:16.:56:20.

what is still a very good kick. They have not really been tested

:56:20.:56:25.

against each other in recent times so I think Dibaba wants to keep up

:56:25.:56:29.

a hard place. Cheruiyot for me is looking a bit more as though she is

:56:29.:56:39.
:56:39.:56:46.

under pressure. But that is because we had everything from 71-76, and

:56:46.:56:54.

Kidane is really putting her foot down here. Yes, she is stretching

:56:54.:56:59.

them now. Tirunesh Dibaba is the first to respond. Cheruiyot

:56:59.:57:05.

responds very quickly. The 68- second lap, that is whether damages

:57:05.:57:14.

coming from. Julia Bleasdale is running a great race, in eighth

:57:14.:57:20.

place. Jo Pavey in 9th race. The two British athletes are having a

:57:20.:57:30.
:57:30.:57:31.

fantastic run. The Kenyan athlete, Chebkerue, standing on the inside

:57:31.:57:36.

of the track. This is a real baptism now because the race is

:57:36.:57:40.

starting to motor and gaps are opening. The medals are being

:57:40.:57:47.

shaken down. There is a group of four athletes. Three of those are

:57:47.:57:57.
:57:57.:58:01.

the ones we would have expected. She has had a great career, Kdane,

:58:01.:58:09.

and is working hard. Tirunesh Dibaba in fourth place. Is the

:58:09.:58:16.

pressure beginning to tell on her? This is really interesting. You

:58:16.:58:20.

feel as though Cheruiyot does not know whether to latch on the back

:58:20.:58:25.

of their leader. She is wondering where Dibaba is. I think Dibaba

:58:25.:58:30.

would have wanted to be a little closer. This is boiling up into

:58:30.:58:40.

exactly the final that we hoped to see. Kidane, with every metre, is

:58:40.:58:44.

turning the screws, and not allowing them to settle. All of the

:58:44.:58:48.

years of the cross country running we spoke about, that strength is

:58:48.:58:53.

beginning to tell. She does not have the pace of Cheruiyot or

:58:53.:59:00.

Dibaba. This is the battle for 5th and 6th place. Further back, Julia

:59:00.:59:04.

Bleasdale trying to contest 7th place and Jo Pavey, not too far

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

behind. But it is about these four now. Kidane, looking under a little

:59:14.:59:22.

bit of pressure now, with five laps to go, 2,000m. This is tough

:59:22.:59:29.

territory. 20 laps behind, five laps ahead. 71-second lap again,

:59:29.:59:34.

she has slowed a little bit. That is why they are catching her and

:59:34.:59:40.

that is why Cheruiyot finds herself in second place. Now it is decision

:59:40.:59:48.

time. Five laps. Do you press on? Or do you wait? Two Ethiopians, two

:59:48.:59:53.

Kenyans, the tradition of world distance running is being presented

:59:53.:00:02.

before us, and who will win it? The world champion, Vivienne Cheruiyot?

:00:02.:00:07.

The silver medallist from the world championships last year, Sally? The

:00:07.:00:12.

reigning Olympic championship who has not won since she won in

:00:12.:00:22.
:00:22.:00:25.

Beijing four years ago, Dibaba? Or Kdiane, who one in Birmingham, --

:00:25.:00:32.

who won in Birmingham with the 10,000m? If Dibaba has any weakness,

:00:32.:00:36.

you would expect it to show itself over the next two laps, because

:00:36.:00:41.

when she gets within 800m of the gold, her fearsome finish will

:00:41.:00:51.
:00:51.:01:19.

probably be the top of her mind. At the back. Is it between the front

:01:19.:01:24.

two or de back two? Everybody says it was between Cheruiyot and Dibaba,

:01:24.:01:32.

but they have got company here! Dibaba still looks comfortable, but

:01:32.:01:37.

so does Cheruiyot. Dibaba is sensing it is the time to move to

:01:37.:01:42.

the front. This is the closest the four of them have been for a few

:01:42.:01:48.

laps. Dibaba does not know what it is like to lose at 10,000m. Three

:01:48.:01:56.

laps to go. It is hard now. Kidane Has put them all under pressure.

:01:56.:02:06.
:02:06.:02:08.

Who will have the pace at the end? Kipyego, she is doing her best but

:02:08.:02:13.

is it enough to put them under pressure? She is trying to win this

:02:13.:02:19.

one, I am pretty sure. Tirunesh Dibaba is too stabbing her way from

:02:19.:02:28.

fourth place into second place. Cheruiyot now, in the position.

:02:28.:02:38.

Kidane, who do that hard work, is still trying. The champion from

:02:38.:02:42.

four years ago is in a good position. The world champion behind

:02:42.:02:50.

her is in a good position. Sally Kipyego is making them both work

:02:50.:02:58.

for this one. Two laps to go in the women's 10,000m. Tirunesh Dibaba,

:02:58.:03:02.

who has been injured for the last couple of years and we have not

:03:02.:03:07.

seen her outstanding since Beijing, the world champion, in third place,

:03:07.:03:17.
:03:17.:03:19.

Cheruiyot, and Kidane, still in contention, and Kipyego, who trains

:03:19.:03:26.

in America. Jo and Juliet are running well in this Olympic final.

:03:26.:03:36.
:03:36.:03:39.

Four becomes three. Dibaba, Cheruiyot and Kipyego. Cheruiyot

:03:39.:03:42.

and Dibaba have raced each other since they were teenagers, since

:03:42.:03:48.

they were 15, and now for the first time, Dibaba decides the time is

:03:48.:03:54.

right to strike. Is it too early? This reminds me of the great race

:03:54.:03:58.

in Sydney between the great Haile Gebrselassie and Paul Tergat, and

:03:58.:04:04.

this time the champion, Tirunesh Dibaba, has stolen a few yards! She

:04:04.:04:08.

has put Cheruiyot under pressure, the first time we have seen Vivian

:04:08.:04:13.

under pressure for a long time! And now the great Tirunesh Dibaba looks

:04:13.:04:21.

to be on her way to another Olympic gold medal! The great athlete,

:04:21.:04:30.

alongside Haile Gebrselassie! She is on her way to a third gold

:04:30.:04:39.

medal! Looking fantastic! Kipyego, moving to a third place position,

:04:39.:04:44.

behind a disconsolate and Cheruiyot, who can do nothing about the power,

:04:44.:04:52.

the speed, the talent of Tirunesh Dibaba! She won the double in 2008,

:04:52.:04:56.

she has been missing from these championships for the last three

:04:56.:05:02.

years, but now she is back! She will retain her title in the most

:05:02.:05:07.

splendid style! Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia is the Olympic champion

:05:07.:05:17.
:05:17.:05:20.

again! Eight gold-medal run of epic proportion in the end, 62 second

:05:20.:05:24.

62-second last lap! The statistics are not important. What is

:05:24.:05:28.

important is there could never have been any doubt that this woman

:05:28.:05:33.

would come and pick this title again! It has been a battle between

:05:33.:05:38.

the two British athletes! And Jo Pavey still has the pace at the end.

:05:38.:05:44.

It has been a good race for her and her and Juliet will be very proud

:05:44.:05:54.
:05:54.:05:56.

of their performances. -- Julia. that you are in the presence of

:05:56.:06:02.

greatness. She already was, coming into this, an all-time great, but

:06:02.:06:12.
:06:12.:06:17.

she has just underlined that even has every reason to celebrate.

:06:17.:06:25.

Kipyego ran a great light race -- race, but Tirunesh Dibaba, the 7th

:06:25.:06:30.

Attlee to win three Olympic gold medals individually, on her way to

:06:30.:06:33.

a third Olympic gold medal. A fantastic performance, a brilliant

:06:33.:06:41.

run. She steps ahead of the great Haile Gebrselassie, ahead of me

:06:41.:06:49.

read you do, and a baby Bikila, to take three Olympic medals -- gold

:06:49.:06:55.

medals, and joined Kenenisa Bekele as the only other if European to

:06:55.:06:59.

win three Olympic gold medals, and she might even add another one in a

:06:59.:07:09.
:07:09.:07:10.

few days' time! This is the great A great champion to grace the first

:07:10.:07:19.

track title to be decided at London 2012. I'm sure it is a great source

:07:19.:07:29.

of joy to Sebastian Coe. How proud are you of this? Incredibly proud.

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All avenues are rocking, but this one for me is clearly personal. I

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could almost hear the crowd this morning from the sailing. People

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were just a stunned to walk into the first morning of track and

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field and not see as seat in the house. Athletics is obviously your

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first love it, did you imagine the first night a of athletic in the

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Olympic stadium in London? Yes, we get track and field in this country,

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we have an unbelievable tradition, we get grade, grade crowds. I think

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there are a number of things that really stand out for me, one is the

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extraordinary respect and affection that a British athletics crowd has

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for Great performers from overseas. But the noise here has just been

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unbelievable. I'm sure we will talk once more before the end of play,

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Michael and Denise, a quick word on what we might see tomorrow? What

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position... Are you happy with Jessica Ennis's lead? I am, but she

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still needs to do a lot of work, the long jump as a crucial event.

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It could be a turning point. But perfect start for her, what we

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expected. As a veteran of many Olympic Games and Michael, what has

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been your overall impression? has been phenomenal. This crowd has

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been great. We see that the track is fast, regardless of what Carl

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Lewis says, I'm convinced this is a fast track. The women were

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phenomenal today, I am sure Jessica Ennis will continue tomorrow, it is

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going to be another great day. it a fast track? Don't worry about

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it! Just say yes! Yet! Has it is very loud in here. You may have

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gathered that. Victories, disappointments, lobster round-up

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Coverage from day seven of the Olympics, with athletics, swimming and football all fighting for attention.

In the athletics, the spotlight falls on Jessica Ennis at the end of day one of the heptathlon. In the pool, Rebecca Adlington defends her women's 800m freestyle title.

Plus news of the British women's football team who, if they have topped their group, should be in quarter-final action at the City of Coventry Stadium.

Swimming: 19.30 Women's 200m backstroke final 19.38 Men's 100m butterfly final 19.45 Women's 800m freestyle final 20.09 Men's 50m freestyle final

Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson Adrian Moorhouse Sharron Davies

Athletics: 20.05 Men's 1,500m round 1 heats 20.30 Men's shot put final 20.45 Women's heptathlon 200m heats 21.25 Women's 10,000m final

Athletics commentators: Steve Cram Paul Dickenson Jonathan Edwards Brendan Foster Phil Jones.


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