BBC One: Day 8: 13.15-17.00 Olympics


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Welcome back to our continued coverage of the Olympics. What a

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morning it has been at Eton Dorney. Two gold medals and a silver and

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the action continues. It's been a wonderful morning in the Olympic

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Stadium as well. News on Jessica Ennis. She has extended her lead to

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Ennis. She has extended her lead to 258 points. She jumped this. She

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didn't have much success with her first jump. Her second jump of 6.40

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and then this, her third jump. She sailed to 6.48. Just short of a

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personal best. Tatyana Chernova is up to third after a leap of 6.54.

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Things going incredibly well for Jessica Ennis. Absolute perfection

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on the board. Launches high. She was aiming for something over six

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metres. 6.4 T8, absolutely I was in the Olympic Stadium

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yesterday and took a wander around to soak up the atmosphere. It

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really is something. It feels quite cosy, even though it is enormous.

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Jessica must feel tiny in there. These are the top stories from this

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morning and there's been a series The heavyweight four in the first

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group to back a gold for the men. Fourth straight title for Britain

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Fourth straight title for Britain in that event. That was followed by

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victory for Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking sit in the

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lightweight women's double sculls, giving Britain their tenth gold

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medal of these games. Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter gave everything to

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win a silver medal after their race was restarted when a purchase's

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seat broke. Helen Jenkins missed out on a medal in the triathlon.

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The Hyde Park crowd were given a race to remember. Nichola Spirig of

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Switzerland won after an incredible sprint finish. It went all the way

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sprint finish. It went all the way and then it was a photo finish at

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the end. We can go back to Eton Dorney. It is definitely west from

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the Olympic Park, to John Inverdale and Sir Steve Redgrave. An

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It has been a truly incredible regatta. Seen those pictures of

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Jessica Ennis, Charles van Commenee still has the inside the ahead of

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him worrying about her and Mo Farah tonight. Anxiety a thing of the

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past until 9am on Monday. You must be overwhelmed, overjoyed, or is it

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just a job well done? Overjoyed. We have a fantastic group of young

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people. They've all performed on the water. I'm overjoyed at their

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performances, fantastic. I feel like we are about to burst into a

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version of we of the world. We have all of these people lining up

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behind us. These are the guys. All of the interviews we've done with

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everybody, people have spoken about how hot the job is. There's one

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target at the end of it. From somebody who sees the commitment

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they put in, how much respect do you have for these young women --

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young men and women? Total respect. It is very tough. We are being

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invaded! Through the winter, what they have to go through is a

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complete misery, frankly, but it pays off when they come here. They

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are fresh and lively. They are an outstanding group of young people.

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In their rowing and how they are up, too. I was complemented this

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morning by the head of the volunteers on how our guys have

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behaved here. David is the head honcho of a fantastic

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infrastructure that British rowing has got. Why don't you pay credit

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to them? From David down, David runs a tight ship. We always say we

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are the best organised team. We have got two fantastic head coaches.

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Then we got the physios and the physiologists and nutritionists,

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psychologists. Everybody is at the top level. That is why everybody

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here is smiling. You are the obvious person to ask, Catherine.

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You have been involved for four Olympics. How have things changed

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in that time? Going back briefly to David. We say head teacher, not

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head honcho! He does run the school well. He has been involved since

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1997, the same year I started. The team has transformed in that time.

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In those days, Steve and Matthew, their boat was the only boat

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consistently performing at the top level. Now we've had every boat

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class contending for the podium and most of them hitting the podium.

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The feeling and belief in success and what we are capable of and the

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standard that needs to be achieved and will be achieved stretches so

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deep across the whole team that everybody knows what it takes. He

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if I may say, from one under the age range to another... As one of

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the younger members of the team, when you come into this environment,

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how much are you aware that the expectation... The Bar is set up

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there and you have to aspire to that. Yahoos -- you see that all

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the way through the juniors and the under 20 threes. You aspire to be

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like these guys. You follow a programme that you know works. Look

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at us with all of these different- coloured medals. Everyone is really

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happy. I think we are all pleased. You would be complacent. You've

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been congratulated by the sports minister, Hugh Robertson, a few

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moments ago. Once you have set the bar, you can't afford to dip.

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and we won't. The lottery funding has been fundamental. It is really

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give that Sir John Major has been here all the time. He started that

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off. Without that, there would be no way we could be where we are now.

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The other thing is to say Monday morning, I'm with our junior team

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who were preparing for the World Junior Championships. I go there in

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about seven days. It never stops. We need to make sure we've got

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youngsters coming up like Will Satch to keep the older ones like

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Greg on their toes. It is fabulous. With the performances here, there

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were so many wear silver medals were almost gold. The discipline,

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the attitude is fantastic. Catherine and Diana paid credit to

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the coaching staff and those that support us. Everybody here works a

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seven-day week. It is our tradition in rowing, we are not used to big

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salaries or anything. The commitment is fantastic. What we do

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have is top people and we are a team. That is what makes the show

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work on the road. The final word, Alan Campbell. You've barely said

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anything during this regatta. Better today than yesterday.

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proud I used to be part of all of this? It is phenomenal. It is the

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greatest pool of talent I've ever experienced. This is my third

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Olympics. People have been here longer, but we have got the best

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and most talented people. When you turn up every day and everybody is

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striving for excellence, it is a great environment to be in.

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Everybody is looking for the winning edge. It is great to be

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part of a winning team. I can't say how proud I am. I am so proud to be

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part of this. And to stand shoulder to shoulder with these guys. I

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stood shoulder to shoulder with two of the best rowers on a podium, but

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I'm here now with the best team in the world. I'm very proud to be

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part of that. But also to be part of this great environment and the

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people that came here today. On behalf of the whole team, we would

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like to thank the British public because they made the difference

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and that is why we came away with my medals, four goals, three

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silvers, four bronzes. It was the public that made the difference

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today. Everything that has been put in place, the infrastructure is

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just right, and they Balad us to be selfish and perform at the best we

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can. -- Dave allowed us. The final shot from Eton Dorney. These are

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the men and women who have been an absolute credit to British sport.

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Racing to the record books! Olympic champions! It couldn't go to two

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more worthy winners. It is a steely look of determination. A bronze

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medal for the British crew. This is going to the wire. This is going to

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the wire. A word the silver medal for Great Britain. It was a valiant

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effort from the British four. The British crew pushing hard. Great

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Britain, a well deserved bronze medal. Let's do this! Let's finish

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the story! The crowd are going absolutely wild. Perhaps the most

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important final of this whole Olympic regatta. We are applauding

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you, Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins. Alan Campbell on the line,

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getting the bronze medal. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Great

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Britain are going to be the Olympic champions in the men's four! We

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have done it! We have done it in style! Hold on, girls. They are the

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Olympic champions. It is Great Britain with silver. Inspiring

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So many great pictures from the lake over the last few days and

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let's see how the most successful regatta in over 100 years has

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Great Britain in third place. Adding to that, cycling medals.

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Jason Kenny picked Sir Chris Hoy for a place in the men's team

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sprint and he was in action earlier on the track, the silver medal

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winner in Beijing. This is Jason Kenny, the 24-year-old representing

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Great Britain. Kenny has got a lifetime best of 9.85. This is the

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qualification round for the men's sprint. 17 riders complete a 200m

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time-trial. The fastest gets by under 16 others go into the first

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round. Here comes Kenny. The lead at the moment if Shane Perkins with

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9.987. Sir Chris Hoy has said he feels Kenny will break the Olympic

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record. Let's see whether that is right. He is faster! New Olympic

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record! 9.713. He is the fastest with only the world champion,

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Boenisch of France, to come. made that look easy. Hardly got out

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of the saddle. Very early wind up, carried a lot of speed into the

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banking before he came down. Technically perfect. To be 1.1

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seconds ahead after just half the distance is massive in this game.

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He shattered the previous Olympic record held by Chris Hoy, 9.81. It

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is now 9.71. That is a huge margin over 200m. He warned the that

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against this man, one of the fastest accelerated in the game.

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Gregory bows, the world champion. - - Gregory Bauge. He has been three

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times the world champion. He has just seen Kenny, I would say his

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nemesis for this competition, take the Olympic record. Here he goes. I

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think he is still smarting from the fact he wasn't a gold medal winner

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in the team sprint. He is just outside the time of Kenny. Will he

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pick it up in the second stage? No! Gregory Bowditch is the second on

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9.95. -- Gregory Bauge. That means Gregory Kenny will get a bite into

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the next round and Gregory Bauge will start in the next round as the

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will start in the next round as the fastest qualifier.

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Onto the omnium now, which is a bit like the cycling version of the

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decathlon. Ed Clancy started his decathlon. Ed Clancy started his

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bid in this event that is making its debut at London 2012. Ed Clancy,

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the penultimate competitor in the men's omnium. This competition is

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held at the two days and six event. If you win an event, you score one

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point. Second, you get two. Over the two days and six events, it is

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the rider who has the least points that is crowned the Olympic

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continuing his good form from last night. Inside 13 seconds, the

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fastest, with one more rider to go. Inside 12 seconds. Half a second

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nearly under that 13 second mark, that is quite incredible. And, I

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thought he was late, he was still accelerating when he hit the lines.

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I think we can say he is in good shape for this competition. He has

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suddenly recovered well from his efforts last night when they set

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the world record, winning the gold medal in the 4,000m team pursuit.

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They last man on the track, the world omnium champion. He has just

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seen Ed Clancy post that fantastic time. 23 years of age, can he match

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that time? We will soon see. I do not think he will. He came down

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wave took early in that build up. The Australian is a third of. It

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means Ed Clancy has won the third of the six disciplines, he is the

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We will be back at the Velodrome at 4pm, on BBC One. What a glorious

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day it has turned out to be in the Olympic Park, it is boiling. Look

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at the crowds. Making their way into the stadium. What a morning it

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has been. Let us go over to Jonathan Edwards. People with

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tickets this morning have been fortunate tizzy -- to see Jessica

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Ennis, and the arrival of Usain Bolt. Jessica Ennis is in gold

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medal position. We were all very nervous. As to whether she would

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A bit nervous in the first round. She is carrying much more speed on

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the runway, and we wondered how that would affect her run-up and

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accuracy. Typically, she responded competitively, and her second and

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third round jumps were excellent. this heptathlon javelin competition.

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She has absolutely nailed it. She has been coached superbly since she

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was a week told love. And in the government was always going to be

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one of those events where it could have gone either way. In the first

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round, she has blasted it out there. She has been working so hard with

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Mick Hill. At the training camp in Portugal. He wanted her to be in

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this better group, and what a start. Not far from her personal best in

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the javelin. The excitement continues to build. Tatyana

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Chernova to come. That really was exactly what Jess Ennis wanted.

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we watch the Lithuanian go back, I note it is tempting fate, but

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surely now the gold medal is in the bad. A lot will depend on how far

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Tatyana Chernova throws, she is the best on record. We have already

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seen Nana Djimou Ida. She has really attacked it, it is

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over 45 metres but not as far as Jessica Ennis has thrown. There are

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two rounds to go. What a start in this competition by Jess Ennis.

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Only the 800m to go. We said after the long jump, we could begin to

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hand the gold medal around her neck. Just over 46 metres for the Russian.

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Jessica at Ennis, sitting very comfortably indeed, on top of the

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A penny for her thoughts? There is don't air of relaxation -- an air.

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Realistically, no one can catch her. Tatyana Chernova would have to

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throw it over 60m to capture. She knows she still has to maintain her

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lead. But, a steady throw from her. After day goo, -- Daegu, she was

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bitterly disappointed that the javelin had let her down. Given the

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challenges she has had with long jump, to come up here in the

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biggest arena and perform like that is a measure of the athlete she is.

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Absolutely. It now makes sense why she was plastered all over the

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billboards, she is such an incredible athlete, who would

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understand the opportunity to come here to an Olympic Games on home

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soil, to win a gold medal, someone who would prepare for that and

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focus. A programme to get these types of results. It is all coming

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through for her. This level-headed this she has, under all this

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immense pressure. She has managed to shut it out. She has absorbed it,

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it is a great opportunity for her. She has worked so hard to put

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together the perfect heptathlon, at least one that will get her that

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the gold medal. Predominately, it has been rock-solid, with some very

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good running. She still has a job to do. She has to focus, the 800m

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is tonight. That is an event where she has far less of a chance of

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putting a foot wrong. She has always been solid, we have seen

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have come from behind in the 800m. She is doing the right thing.

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Remaining focused. Two more throws in the javelin. Back to the men's

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400 heats and Oscar Pistorious was running, the first amputee sprinter

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moment for him. And for Disability Sport, to see him running in the

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Olympic Games. He is such an inspirational figure. Everyone

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loves Oscar Pistorious. He is one of the big stories coming into

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these Games. Seeing him here, make history, that is one thing. The

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other thing is he had a very good run this morning, a much better

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start than he has had in the past. It is more difficult for him, with

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the prosthetic. He doesn't get a great start. What I noticed was a

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better start than in the past. And a really good, solid race. That 400

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is now thrown wide open, with LaShawn Merritt not making the

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finals. There is a chance he could end up in the final. He is safely

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through to the semi-final. This is the second heat. And the world

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champion. James, Wright in the middle, not

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running as well as last year when Only coming into the home straight

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in second place, but now, he begins to move away, looking to the left,

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The world champion safely through. He looks like a novice even though

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he is a world champion. He is not great technically. He is a

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tremendous talent. He hasn't been running as well this year as over

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the past few years, we will see what happens through the rounds, he

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will have to be a favourite for the gold medal. He is world champion, a

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tremendous talent, and with experience at this level. Once he

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is in the finals, we will see what You say he hasn't run as well this

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year, has that been due to the pressure as world champion,

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relatively young? I don't think he feels pressure. He was in the

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collegiate system last year for the way through to the World

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Championships. Now, there is a transition. He is a full-time

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professional athlete. Finding his way in how he prepares, how many

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races he runs. Three British athletes featured in these 400-

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metre heats, let's catch up with position. Chris Brunt will be

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strong on the home straight. That is a good run from the British

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blocks. Williams bearing down on the Olympic champion already,

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looking very tentative at the moment. Williams already a couple

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of metres ahead of him, and LaShawn Merritt has gone, the defending

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into the home straight in second place. This young Australian is

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very strong. Solomon of Australia will win it. Williams just got

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third. What a story. LaShawn Merritt has not recovered from that

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Achilles problem he had in Monaco. He didn't even start running.

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Whether it is a hamstring, I am not sure. He obviously came in, with a

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problem, but realised he couldn't top bend. Storming around. He is

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already looking at the screen. Here comes Rooney. Rooney moving nicely

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into second place. Yousif finishes quickly for third place. Not as

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quick as his brother, Borlee. Did not need to be. Rooney safely

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for the second time. Goes over 45 metres. Her best throw was just

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shown, up 4651 -- 46.51. Every time this Lady sets foot on the track,

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the crowd go wild. That technique has been honed and worked on by

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former British international Mick Hill. 45.99 for Jessica Ennis.

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Still in the lead in this 50m again. Really strong arm

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through, by contrast to some of these heptathlete, where they are

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almost trying to place it out there at times. You could see that was

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her previous best, 50.16. Going up to 51.98. Well down the field

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overall, but that would improve her situation heading into the last of

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it. Just about half way through the second group. Skujyte is currently

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in the silver medal position. Just going through her manoeuvres.

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a reminder to everybody that Katarina Johnson-Thompson, 38.37.

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Very close to her lifetime best. Louise Hazel actually got a

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lifetime best. Tremendous throw by Louise, well over 45 metres.

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Tatiana Chernova got the bronze medal in Beijing for years ago. She

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threw over 48 metres. That is not over 45. The Russian is not

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on top of the world, I hope. One through to go and then the 800m and

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then she will be confirmed as the Olympic champion, I'm sure.

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Olympic champion, I'm sure. STUDIO: Jessica Ennis looking very

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composed and relaxed, but she must be bursting inside at the thought

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that she will most likely be the Olympic champion by the end of

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today. If I have to be extremely critical, two could froze, but I'm

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glad to see she is moving her run up back because she was so close to

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the line of a last throw. There's more in the tank. She can throw

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much better than that let's hope that slight adjustment will allow

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her to do that. She was on target for a new personal best and new

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British record. She will go out in style. It is great to see that she

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has risen to the occasion. Will she be focused on that? Personal best,

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British record? You're always aware of it. You know what you're doing

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and you were aware of what your distances or your jumps give you.

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Yes, the British record will be in her mind. The moment to do it,

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Olympic Games, home crowd, producing your best ever

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performance. Absolutely. She's been doing that throughout these

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championships. She's aware of that. I think she will go back and forth

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over the next few hours of beaming inside, but then also going back

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into extreme focus because she will be aware that she has the potential

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to set a new personal best. Also, we talk about... Jessica is moving

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towards the higher echelons in the sport where she could maybe one day

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get over 7,000 points. Usain Bolt get over 7,000 points. Usain Bolt

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was in action earlier. This is what happened in the first round of the

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modest 10.08. We know he can go a modest 10.08. We know he can go a

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lot quicker. So STUDIO: Usain Bolt looking good.

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For now it is back to the studio. Usain Bolt coasting! Ragged? He was

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nice and calm. He is so relaxed. Indeed. What today it's been. The

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medals keep coming and coming. Everything is happening and it is

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so busy here. I walked out today yesterday with a little boy who had

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been watching the swimming and he was telling me about his swimming

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training, he must have been nine or 10. He is totally inspired not just

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by our athletes, but when he sees somebody like Chad Le Clos, only 20.

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Or Ledecky, who beat Adlington yesterday, she is only young. That

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is what they are thinking, they want to do it. I had that

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conversation with my wife last night. Can you believe she's 10

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years older than our son? So close to the world record at 15! I think

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the upper end as well are getting inspired. I saw a funny video this

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morning from a sheltered housing and old people's home in London.

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They've been doing their own Olympics. You must look it up. It

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is the busiest day of the Olympics so far in terms of medals up for

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grabs. It has all been going on everywhere, whether it is cycling,

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rowing, athletics, triathlon can, tennis. Two gold medals and a

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silver at Eton Dorney. Britain's most successful rowing performance

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Gerat Britain's coxless four won Olympic gold for a fourth

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There was gold for the women's lightweight double scull team of

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Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland. Copeland says, we've won

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the Olympics! Jessica Ennis took a giant leap towards heptathlon gold

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in this morning's long do keep -- long jump. After two hours... Usain

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Bolt had a bad start, but cruised After two hours of swimming,

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cycling and running, it took a photo finish to decide the

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triathlon. Switzerland's Nicola Spirig took the gold. Helen Jenkins

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Coming up on BBC One, we will see the women's final and that is

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Serena Williams against Maria Sharapova, but first we have Andy

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Sharapova, but first we have Andy Murray in quarter-final mixed

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doubles action alongside Laura A tie-breaker that will be

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difficult to sleep through. Listen The poor girl for the point was

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over. I have seen that happen before. I hope she doesn't feel too

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bad. She wants to be quick and she gets across. We will restart the

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It is the reigning US Open champion in Sam Stosur, one of the best

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players in women's tennis today. Robson just ranked inside the top

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100. Just broken the top 100 in the Very solid from Hewitt. You have to

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believe at 31 and after three operations, it will be his last

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Olympics. Absolutely pumped full this mixed doubles quarter-final.

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Two sets to come from Murray. -- to That is a quite brilliant return.

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The Aussies have the early advantage in this tie-break. They

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had to go the distance in their first round, Robson and Murray,

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winning 10-7 in the Champions' tie- She has an won many points on the

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return of serve for Murray, but a good enough kick on that one to get

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it wide enough. Murray made the error. It was a big hold on that

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point. If she can win this next point, the Aussies will be in good

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A lot of discussion here. It will be interesting to see if there's

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Great Britain with it all to do, down a mini-break and Hewitt is

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starting to take charge of this What a second serve! Surprising

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tactic from Lleyton Hewitt, he tried to run around a left-handed

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serve that was swinging into his body to try to hit a forehand. That

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was tough to do and he paid the That is a big bonus to win both

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Sam Stosur did not prepare well for Brilliant once more from Hewitt. He

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was a little quiet in that opening set piece. He has come to life in

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It caught the line. That ball seemed like an eternity before it

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The Aussies once more art up, so much do to the brilliance to Hewitt,

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Murray, having to cover a lot of She saved one of her best serves 41

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of the most important points in the Two serves to come. The firms can

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What was he thinking, hear it? Murray was not going to cross on

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The winner of this next board will How close was that serve, I thought

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it was a doubles -- double fault when she hit it. This has been so

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entertaining. Great Britain taking the opening set. The Australians

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They have done it! And, of Great A thoroughly entertaining hour and

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20 minutes for this Centre court crowd, under the roof. The British

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camp are delighted, Judy Marib is ecstatic. They really deserved it,

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They will face Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas.

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And tomorrow, he will be in the gold medal match against Roger

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Let us head back to the stadium, just a cap Ennis has been in the

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javelin, this is her third and in her long jump, reinforcing her

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position as the Olympic number one. The javelin, very close to her

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lifetime best, it is a new lifetime best. All smiles for the Olympic

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champion elect, just one event to go. I can't wait, neither can the

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spectators. A little further in the javelin

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means she can run a little slower in the 800m race. She has put

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herself in the best position possible maybe she couldn't even

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have dreamt of the lead she will have coming into the final event.

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It could not have gone better today. A very good long jump and a

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personal best in the javelin. Jessica Ennis leads the heptathlon.

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Which she will not relinquish in the 800m race, it will be a glory

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run for her, where she will put 110% in two. This crowd will go

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medal. This is her moment. She has got to attach it. The run-up was

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slow. Under 45 metres. Tatyana Chernova will be disappointed with

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that, but Jessica Ennis has had a wonderful long jump, a wonderful

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javelin, and she can concentrate on the very last event of the day,

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What is so impressive is how she maintains her concentration,

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incredible to see her. Effectively, tonight's race will be two laps of

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honour for Jessica Ennis. She has been speaking to us.

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What a morning and early afternoon. A tremendous reception, you have

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delivered a fine performance in the long jump and javelin. It has been

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a brilliant day. I was anxious after yesterday, not knowing if the

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long jump would go the way I would want it to. Yes, I am made up to

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have those two performances today. There is so much pressure and yet

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you're delivering, embracing the crowd, as well as doing the job.

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am so nervous but it does help having this crowd. There is a lot

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of pressure, but people are supporting you. That is what you

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feel in the stadium. A personal best in the javelin. It seems that

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the gold medal is there. Is that how you feel? I am not even

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thinking about it until across that line, I have one more event. We

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will see what happens. We are looking at how much you need to get

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over 7,000 points. If 205 is ridiculously quick. I will rest and

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see what I have left in my legs. I will stay here, recover and it.

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Then head back out. All the best, well done for today.

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You see so many athletes saying they will enjoy it, but she really

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can. 8:45pm. BBC One. Her first Olympic games. A first Olympics for

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Maria Sharapova, who carried the Russian flag at the Opening

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Ceremony. She's in the gold medal match against Serena Williams, who

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has twice won an Olympic gold medal with her sister Venus in the

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doubles, but never on her own. Serena won her fifth Wimbledon

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title exactly four weeks ago. This is Wimbledon, but not as we know it.

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Coloured outfits, music, raucous crowds. As Andy Murray said

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yesterday, when he won his semi- final against Djokovic to reach the

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gold medal match: "It's the most fun I've had at any tournament."

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This is the gold medal match, and it's between the two biggest names,

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the two highest earners, the two power players of the women's game.

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They are playing here, not for money, not for a Grand Slam title,

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but for a place in Olympic history. It's the sport in which women were

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first allowed to compete in the Both women are going for a Coria --

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14 Grand Slams total. Maria Sharapova, playing in her first

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Olympics. She carried the flag for Russia. As you know, with four

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Grand Slams in tennis, if you don't win, you have another in a few

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months. But not for the Olympics. Serena Williams is the favourite,

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but that doesn't necessarily mean So in a Williams is the favourite,

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she has destroyed the field on the She has conceded just 16 games, in

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Williams started the Olympics in the first round. She is having to

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take a quick break. A little bit of extra nerves. Serena started up

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with Jankovic, the former world number one, and was spot on with

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her serve, which we saw she was a few weeks back in taking her 5th

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Wimbledon title, where she had 102 aces in the fortnight. Serena

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started here hitting her ground strokes well. Very clean, very

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accurate. Making players like Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki

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and Azarenka yesterday look very ordinary. Azarenka is the number

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one in the world right now. Sharapova, the only player here at

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the moment after that odd timing for Serena Williams. She has been

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doing that after warm ups. Another factor is the roof has been opened.

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The sun was shining. It was closed for the match between Murray and

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Robson and Sam Stosur and Hewitt. It is breezy as well. Sharapova

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occasionally struggles on serve and that will only be augmented with

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the breeze and a high ball toss. If she can serve well, she has a

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fighting chance, but she goes in as a considerable underdog. Maria

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Sharapova has not beaten Serena Williams in about eight years. 2004

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at the Championships. Bout of the last time she beat Serena. -- that

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was the last time. The chair empire is from Sweden. Here comes Serena.

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-- umpire. Serving will be critical. These two are a couple of the best

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servers in the game and it is what separates them. It has been

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difficult so far in the Olympics for Serena's opponents to even make

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inroads on her service game. It puts so much pressure on their own

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service games to hold. Sharapova needs to get off to a quick start.

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You can see just how much the wind is blowing. The sun was shining a

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moment ago. Serena is taking her time, but we are ready.

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Serena is not endearing herself to the crowd, taking her time. Two

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women who have Korea Grand Slams, the winners of the last two majors.

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Only Steffi Graf has completed the so called Golding Slam by adding an

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Olympic gold medal in soot -- I can confirm that Victoria

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Azarenka has taken the bronze medal, beating Kirilenko in the bronze-

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She has power down a huge number of bases throughout this tournament. -

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And the occasional one with a second serve as well. Very, very

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impressive display of serving for Serena Williams to get things under

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Serena Williams to get things under way. Now she will lay siege to the

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Sharapova served. That is what we have seen all week from Serena. She

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have seen all week from Serena. She had 16 aces against Azarenka, one

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of the best returners in the game, Sharapova will hope that is not

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setting the tone, but that really She struggled with double faults

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when she first came back from her soap -- shoulder surgery in October

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2008. She struggled with double faults for about a year and a half,

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but that has slowly disappeared. Not helped by the be blowing wind.

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Second serve swatted away by Serena Williams. There's Venus, who won

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the singles title in 2000 in Sydney. Still going strong in the doubles,

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which they have won twice before. Ferocious! House that for a start?

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Two games and all of the points for Williams is returning about twice

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Williams is returning about twice as well during the Olympics as she

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did during Wimbledon last month. So much confidence behind those ground

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strokes and then look... -- that First point for Sharapova or comes

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from a wild swipe by Serena Nowsherar pervert earns a point,

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Hodder and. -- now Sharapova or earns a point. Finally an

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opportunity for Sharapova it to look at the second serve. Getting

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Williams on the run. Hard and flat A big serve, but Serena has been

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doing this well all week, moving inside the baseline and hitting the

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ball early so robbing time from her Just such an easy service motion.

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So fluid and effortless. The best serve in the history of women's

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We talked about the wind and Maria Sharapova has the wind at her back.

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She did not quite get up to the shorter mid-court shots and just

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Put away so nicely after a couple of jitters in that service game.

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It is so impressive, the way Williams is playing, winning

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Wimbledon and looking on course. This is the second part of her

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career after a dreadful illness and injury in 2010. It led to surgery

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and then on to blood clots on the lungs. It is amazing she is even

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back, she did not think she would play again at one point. It all

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happened after she won her fourth Wimbledon title in 2010. She cut

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her foot and was out for 11 months. She came back just before Wimbledon

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2011. Serena Williams, at 30 years old, looks hungrier than ever.

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Extremely fit and for this young lady, Sharapova, it took her a

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while to come back from a shoulder Just trying to gee herself up. I'm

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still not convinced by the official Russian tracksuit! Sharapova still

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looking for a game, serving here at Sharapova is now against the wind.

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Didn't give his ball enough of a That's the way to do it, right on

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Talking about Sharapova's shoulder surgery, she wasn't sure whether

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she would be able to make it back. It was quite an extensive rotator

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She is very good at letting it not affect her too much. She expects

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But it does get her into trouble. As it has here, another break point

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for Serena Williams. Evidence of A little bit out of position.

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surprised Williams did not do more A late call but it did look long.

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It is that backhand from Serena Williams which has been most

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A double break for Serena Williams, A happy Williams camp, and why not.

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What is happening here to Sharapova is what has happened to some of the

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best players on the way to the The Williams serve even more

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effective because she can pick her It is a demonstration at the moment.

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She does struggle with picking the There is something of the Sharapova,

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something of her class. Finding the line. This must have felt good,

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finally an opportunity to set up Serena Williams not yet walking to

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She tried to wait as long as she could, for the wind to die down.

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Unusually, Serena Wood and have as much trouble on the second serve

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That will do. It seemed she still has a kick for the home straight,

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Very early stages, but difficult to see Sharapova coming back into this

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match, the way they're playing at the moment. It really seems as if

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it were needed it in the performance of Serena Williams.

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hasn't dipped since the French Open. That is something Sharapova can

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grab on to, she is such a positive If we look back at the US Open,

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where she looked on the track to take that Grand Slam, the huge

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favourite going into the final against Sam Stosur. But Serena

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didn't serve as well as she can. of the last 34 matches she has won.

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She has won her last 12 matches against top five players. She

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really is back up there. The other he Cup was at the Australian Open

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when she lost early. -- the other There was an opportunity for

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Sharapova to win a game in this set, Waiting with the forehand, knowing

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that this was Sharapova's favourite Serena Williams just doesn't want

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to give up a single game. That was The debt from Williams is

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phenomenal, three inches from the It takes a lot to kill off Serena,

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This gets in your head, what do I have to do to win a point? Such

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Little housekeeping. Some litter is The wind blew her toss around. That

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coupled with the prospect of Serena Williams on the other end with that

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A little puff of white and another point chalked up for Serena

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Williams. Nothing Sharapova can do It has all gone her weight in this

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set and it is set point to Serena What a good point to take it.

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Serena Williams romps to the first set. She will not be denied a gold

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medal, simply crushing Sharapova at the moment, 6-0.

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STUDIO: Fantastic glasses in the players' box and you probably

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noticed that Serena has the gold accessories. Gold watch, gold

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necklace, and it is all pointing towards a gold medal at the moment.

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If you would like to visit the beautiful bay around Weymouth, you

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can do so on BBC Three. We've got the 470 class. Saskia Clark and

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Hannah Mills are leading the women's race. That is on BBC Three.

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Also the women's match race. On the red button, you can go to badminton,

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the women's gold medal match. Or you could select basketball. The

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USA against Lithuania. Lithuania were the bronze medallists at the

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World Championship, USA looking for the 14th gold in basketball. You

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can do so online or the BBC app. I use it virtually every day to check

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results and schedules. It is very, very good. Andy Murray will be in

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action again today, playing mixed doubles with Laura Robson. They won

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their quarter-final match against Australia and they will be up later

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against the Germans. Murray against Federer tomorrow in the singles.

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What can Sharapova do now against a bonfire Serena Williams? -- and on

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fire. Very humbling for Sharapova or and

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Half an hour to see if that first At the changeover, Maria Sharapova

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was rubbing her left five. -- phi. She has had to work much harder to

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The year only slim hope for Sharapova it is that there are a

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few more unforced errors from Serena Williams. This match is

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really being played on Serena Williams's terms. She is getting

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That was as Fishers from Serena Williams! -- that was just vicious.

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Accurate as well. Around shoulder height behind the baseline, but she

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gets the shoulder turned and then Serena Williams continues on her

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Utterly unforgiving in this final. It is worth pointing out that

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Sharapova is in decent company. Wozniacki lost the first set 6-0

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against Williams. Zvonareva lost 6- 1, 6-0. Just 16 games in the five

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matches on route to the final that Williams lost. Just over three per

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match. That is simply incredible tennis. Spectacular. Azarenka in

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the semi-finals, 6-1, 6-2. They are top players. Seemingly having no

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trouble whatsoever. The gold medal is clearly on her mind, so focused

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She makes this look easy and I can tell you it is not. Sharapova looks

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rather hapless out there, but it is A little bit of a slip from

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Williams at the end. She is mad at herself, she lost a point. That is

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how badly she wants this medal. Serena Williams missed Athens with

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an inflamed left knee and in Beijing she lost in the quarter-

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She lost to Dementieva there, who went on to win the gold. For

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Russians to the full sweep of medals in Beijing. Safina won

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silver and Zvonareva bronze. doesn't want to settle for silver

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here. -- they may have to settle Simply unstoppable, Serena Williams,

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at the moment. It has got everybody in the crowd. This is a display to

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remember for everybody in here and want to forget for Sharapova.

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Please stay with us, though! It is just a spectacular display. This is

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Williams taking the women's game to Serena clearly serving better than

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Sharapova today, but she moves better as well. She has confidence

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that if the points go along, she can rally with Sharapova. Full

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It is not a performance of Mercy, but it is one of simply great

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tennis. Difficult to see what Sharapova can do. So much pride on

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her side and feeling a bit of embarrassment, professional

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sportsmen and women really feel embarrassed, but she will want to

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get something from this match. She will know what she can do.

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Sharapova would like to get at least one game on the scoreboard.

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You don't want to lose a laugh and laugh on Centre court. -- love and

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love. Can't emphasise enough how well Serena Williams is playing.

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Look at her draw, it has not been easy, Zvonareva, Wozniacki,

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Azarenka. Now Sharapova, who is playing so much better than she did

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three or four weeks ago at Wimbledon. What it shows is that at

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her best, she has a long way ahead of the rest of the women's game.

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does. I've never seen Serena be this tournament. For Williams, it

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I'm trying to think of record defeats for Sharapova or. She has

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Well done, you get to keep it for that. You get to keep it for a

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second and then you need to give it Sharapova point being cheered

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It was four games ago when Sharapova was serving on the side

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that she had a 40-0 lead. Serena Just looking for small victories.

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This will all sound rather hollow in Sharapova Park -- Sharapova's

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Nothing from Sharapova there Sharapova is going to be furious

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She hasn't been able to find her Right on the line. Frustration as

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That return from Sharapova would have won her the point against

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An array of double faults from She moved her returning serve

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positioning. She did that against Lisicki in the third round.

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first time in this match we had a little cry of, come on, from

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A huge, come on, from Serena, because she knows how important

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that point was. A big difference in The second break point battered

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Sharapova needed just 1Xtra step. - More competition coming from

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Williams facing break point. Such a luxury for Williams to come up with

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We emphasise still in the women's doubles as well... Venus and Serena

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Williams won their fifth Wimbledon doubles. A later on today they're

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playing against Kirilenko, who lost out in the bronze-medal match in

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the singles, and Petrova. But business to complete her first of

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Two double faults to such -- to start the service game. Just when

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she needed a strong hold to get some impetus, to get some forward

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momentum. She is so under pressure on her serve. And against the wind

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That is caught out. Sharapova looked unsettled by the ball

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landing on the baseline. She thought it was out. That is what

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happens when your opponent plays Sharapova is dealing with the

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question, do all I try to get more first serves in, or do I try to go

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for pick first serves and perhaps The inevitable Serena Williams

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break. She is one game away from becoming an Olympic champion. If

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there is any merciful news for We have been on court for 58

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minutes. Serena Williams serving Just a flash of what she has been

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missing. And what the crowd have been wanting to say. Sharapova with

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a fine winner. It has to be emphasised how big this is, she has

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had a phenomenal year, getting to the finals of Australia, winning in

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The year for Sharapova has been Whatever Sharapova manages to come

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up with, Serena Williams is still there. She is now just two points

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Sharapova fighting so hard, and she does pick up on full stretch, but

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too much "for Serena. -- too much The look she gave the other end of

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the court and her supporters box when she fired that case said a

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tall. She is impressive to the end. There it is, with a roar from

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Serena Williams. The Olympic champion. A ruthless display of

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utter brilliance, total dominance. They smile and a celebration. To

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every Grand Slam, she adds the Olympic title, and this great

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career has a golden edge to it. It is fitting that she should do it

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here at Wimbledon. She has a gold medal in the singles like her

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Her mother in the middle, and to her left, her older sister. So

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excited, you can see what this means to her. You see what it

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means... A few fine moves! And USA on the back. There is more to come!

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Mark Williams, but USA, you are playing for your country, which

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makes it so much more special. her supporters and family, more to

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come for the medal ceremony, which we will hopefully bring year. But

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it is a gold medal for Venus Williams, a silver medal for

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Sharapova, but there was just one player in this, Serena Williams,

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totally dominant. She is the Venus Williams abroad end. They

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team up for the semi-finals of the doubles. It could be a .. Off. I

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asked how much it matters, you can see how much it matters. She is

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still bouncing up and still to run the dance moves. Utterly dominant.

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Maria Sharapova gets a silver medal, but she will feel crushed, because

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of the net is unstoppable. There are some sports that go way back to

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1900, for example, tennis, but one of the new sports, trampolining. It

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was part of the opening ceremony, in the section paying tribute to

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the NHS and to great Ormond Street Hospital. There were a number of

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children on beds, which have been turned into trampolines. Parents

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have been trying to say to their children, do not trampoline on your

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bed! The children have said, I could end up at the Olympics!

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Trampolining is an Olympic sport! I bumped into some of those children

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afterwards, they were buzzing at, walking out of the stadium.

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Brilliant. Boasting some moves! Great Britain has one competitor,

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cap Driscoll. We will market her first two routines. -- Katherine

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the style. She stayed in the box. That is a safe start. She must be

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consistent. Well done, Katherine Driscoll. It was an ambitious

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routine. She fought at the end, she was telling me the other day, you

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have got your one bounce out of your 10, and you have to learn that

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could land without any more movement. She worked so hard to do

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that. Lovely shapes in the air. You have got to hold the body as

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straight as can be. You can see the bend of the knees, and the control.

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She had to fight a little bit, but she managed it. A very good start.

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The raw, they are happy with it. Driscoll. 12th place after the

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first routine. She has got a bit of picking up today. This needs to be

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difficult and clean. She has good work in the locker. She has to dig

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This is nice stuff. Katherine Driscoll has gone very well indeed.

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That was super. The first routine looked nervous, but that did not at

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all. She gave it everything, that was a great performance. She has

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given herself a fighting chance. Eight the place is what she is

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looking for. A roar of appreciation. All of the gymnasts here with a

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hugely difficult routine so. But You almost stopped breathing

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halfway through, hoping she will keep going. We want at least 50.

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54.65! She is delighted. She is in When all of the others had gone,

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she ended up in ninth place, and only the top eight qualify for the

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final. Let's head back to the north Greenwich every now and get some

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more reaction. -- North Greenwich Arena.

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You join us at a subdued North Greenwich Arena, where the British

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men's team won their bronze medal, the first men's team from Great

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Britain to win a medal in 100 years, and Katherine Driscoll was hoping

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to make a trampolining final for the first time. Agonisingly missed

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out. We are so disappointed she just missed out. She really wanted

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to get into the top eight. It is such a small margin. She has done

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amazingly well, she performed two solid retains. What would have gone

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from her mind when she was waiting while the others did their

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routines? Once you have completed yours come up or you can do is wait,

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show -- so she would have been hoping that somebody made a tiny

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error. You want to beat them fair and square, but it would have been

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no fracking, watching her name People might think we are world

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beaters in gymnastic events, particularly the trampolining, but

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it's not an event we have done so well in. But Kat is a real

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contender. She really is a top performer in her own right. She's

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really come into our own in the last couple of years. We've got a

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really strong women's team. There's a group of five girls who have

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really pushed each other along. She's definitely got it in her to

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make a final but she didn't quite make it today. That agonising

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disappointment, finishing in 9th. Where did she go from here? She'll

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go home, a little bit of time off, maybe go on holiday, time to

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regroup, think about what she is going to do, think about whether

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she will stay on for Rio. I would think she would stay on for the

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World Championships. She is a fighter. She loves the crowd and

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support. She's done so well so schuss it shouldn't feel

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disappointed. I saw her tweeting some of the artistic gymnastics in

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the build up to this one. This was her a moment and she did race this

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crowd. The noise was enormous when she came out. To hold her nerve,

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she was at third and that was soon on, she did a fantastic job.

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Looking forward to the final. The Chinese girls are the ones to beat.

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Kat Driscoll, 9th is not bad whatsoever. If you want to watch

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that final, it is just under way and is available on the red button.

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Also won the red button you've got all sorts of selection as you can

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make. You could click on the Wimbledon action. You will shortly

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be seeing the men's doubles semi- finals. It looks like they are

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absolutely ready for Serena Williams's gold medal ceremony. We

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will be showing you on BBC One Andy Murray and Laura Robson in the

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semi-finals of mixed doubles. But it was all happening at Eton Dorney

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this morning. What an incredible week, a golden week for British

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Robling. We will reflect on the Smith in the stroke seat pushing it

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on hard. Drew Ginn has called for another sprint here. But still

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great Britain looks move and relaxed. They are 25 strokes out

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from the line. Surely Great Britain have got enough in the tank. One

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more big push coming from Australia. The Australians are charging.

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strokes a minute. But Great Britain, if they stay long and loose, they

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can do this. 150 out from the line. A little look over. He has to call

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in these desperate stages for Great Britain. But the British four are

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going to defend their Olympic title, and they're doing it in such style.

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We are 50m from the line. Great Britain are going to be the Olympic

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champions in the men's Orr. We have done it in style. Great Britain,

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the Olympic champions once more. It was just a magnificent effort here

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at Eton Dorney. Elation, complete and utter elation from Great

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Britain. This partnership from Great Britain have only 25 strokes

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remaining. Look at the support on the far side. The whole of Eton

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Dorney is going absolutely mad. 200 out from the line. There is a wall

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of sound here as they come into the last couple of hundred metres, and

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they are still moving away. We are looking at history. Just moving all

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look absolutely easy. This is an incredible race from Great Britain.

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Still moving away. Greece fighting passed back China to try to get

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into that silver medal position. Great Britain are flying. Sophie

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Hosking and Katherine Copelnd just rolling up to the line. They are

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the Olympic champions. They go into the record books. They have been

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glorious here this morning at Eton reign over us. # Bach Save the

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start I thought, this is it, it's happening. We did - that we just

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did the race and I was just counting strokes. Everything fell

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silent in our boat. We were just done a good position. I didn't look

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across but I was aware Rob where we were, we were up the whole way. It

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doesn't feel real. It just doesn't feel real. I can't believe this is

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real. That we just one. -- 1. We'd just won the Olympics. You are

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going to be on a stamp tomorrow. That's what I said! The hours we do,

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the paint. It is all worth it at the end. I said four years ago,

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thank you to the Royal Navy for giving us a chance, but everyone

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has got people to thank. We've been working on it for so long. There

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are so many people we have to thank. Paul Reedy, who has led this on.

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I've got to thank Hester for everything she did to get us here.

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I can't describe what this atmosphere is like to people at

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home. It is beyond words, it is epic, it is magic, it is emotional.

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The crowd is phenomenal. It is so exciting to be year, I am so proud.

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I've been trying all week not to think about it. It's made me cry

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every time so I've been trying to just not think about it. Then when

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we were in the last 50, I just couldn't believe it... That just

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happened. Double Olympic champion. I can't believe it. You run through

:22:04.:22:08.

everything in your mind before the race. You never ever think about

:22:08.:22:13.

afterwards. I'll let the other guys speak, I'm so tired. I can't

:22:13.:22:18.

believe it. I know this isn't the Oscars, but can I say thanks to my

:22:18.:22:22.

mum and dad because we've been through some bumps. I don't know if

:22:22.:22:27.

they always wanted me to just row all the time, but thanks. These

:22:27.:22:33.

guys are the best three row was that Britain has. We executed our

:22:33.:22:39.

plan, it was our masterpiece. It took four years to make that. Four

:22:39.:22:42.

years training every day, pulling out everything we had for that. It

:22:42.:22:48.

was without question our finest piece. And four gold medals, nine

:22:48.:22:55.

medals in total for Great Britain's rowers. I have this Hey Jude that

:22:55.:23:00.

you to everybody down there who was part of it. A special fought for

:23:00.:23:04.

Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter, who came up so close. They had a false

:23:04.:23:08.

start to that race, a technical fault that happened within the

:23:08.:23:13.

first 100m. The race was restarted. They gave their all, they finished

:23:13.:23:17.

just beaten. Denmark coming through very strongly in these closing

:23:17.:23:23.

strokes. And so badly emotional a affected were both of the rower s,

:23:24.:23:28.

and John Inverdale, that they ended up all in tears. One of the

:23:28.:23:30.

highlights of what has happened and there has been the presence of

:23:30.:23:37.

Steve Redgrave. He's been there as a show of support for people. He

:23:37.:23:42.

consoled people where necessary and also to tell people just how well

:23:42.:23:48.

they've done. For the most part, Britain's rowers have done

:23:48.:23:52.

sensationally well. Imagine if your life was distilled to just less

:23:52.:23:55.

than 10 seconds. That is all it will take tomorrow night we Usain

:23:55.:23:59.

Bolt to discover whether he is still Olympic champion. This

:23:59.:24:03.

morning, in front of a packed crowd in the Olympic Stadium, he ran his

:24:03.:24:08.

heat of the 100m. He stumbled slightly at the start, he said that

:24:08.:24:11.

in the interview afterwards. It's hard to tell watching it there,

:24:11.:24:16.

because once he gets into that enormous stride, he can slow down

:24:16.:24:26.
:24:26.:24:42.

and just Jock. He cruised in a time Do you guys get together, is there

:24:42.:24:48.

a nervous feeling about watching him on the TV? Everybody gets

:24:48.:24:53.

inside the house, everybody making noise. When we watch it it is

:24:53.:25:00.

somewhat nerve-racking. I tried to do all the antics. Tell me about

:25:00.:25:05.

the antics. I sing and dance. are you feeling now coming to

:25:05.:25:12.

London? I'm a little nervous now but I saw him yesterday and he is

:25:12.:25:16.

in high spirits. I'm feeling much better now. Since I saw him

:25:16.:25:21.

yesterday he said he's ready to go. I said, OK, since you are ready, I

:25:21.:25:31.

will be relaxing. If he wins, when he wins, thanks, mum. When he

:25:31.:25:39.

wins... Yeah, because it will solidify him being at legend status.

:25:39.:25:44.

Beijing and London are the ones. the Jamaican trials, what did you

:25:44.:25:49.

say to you after those defeats? didn't say this happened, that

:25:49.:25:54.

happened, but he didn't look too focused to me. He said, Dad, don't

:25:54.:26:00.

worry, I'll be back. He said he is 95 % ready. He is going to prove it

:26:00.:26:07.

to me that the run in Jamaica wasn't anything to look at. He's

:26:07.:26:17.
:26:17.:26:21.

not the best starter, but once he's It's a very big year for Jamaica

:26:21.:26:24.

because it is 50 years of independence. What would it mean to

:26:24.:26:30.

both of you to see Usain standing on the top of that podium with the

:26:30.:26:34.

national anthem playing? It would be great. And it's my 50th birthday,

:26:34.:26:39.

too. It would be a great birthday present. Let's hope he can deliver

:26:39.:26:44.

that. Yes, he's going to. You are his brother. You know him better

:26:44.:26:51.

than probably any one in the world. How is he feeling right now?

:26:51.:26:55.

talked to him yesterday and he said his body is in good shape. Do you

:26:55.:26:59.

think he is more motivated coming into London that he was going into

:26:59.:27:07.

Beijing? I would say. Because he wants to do it over again, because

:27:07.:27:11.

no one in history has done it before. He won to be that person

:27:11.:27:16.

that when the Olympics twice. how proud of you are your -- are

:27:16.:27:20.

you of your brother? I try to find words to describe it but I can't.

:27:20.:27:26.

It's just a really good feeling, I'm so proud of him. Jamaica and we

:27:26.:27:30.

as a family are proud. Those lucky enough to have tickets to the

:27:30.:27:33.

Olympic Stadium tomorrow evening will get to see Usain Bolt and the

:27:33.:27:36.

other Jamaican sprinter has run twice, because it's the semi-finals

:27:36.:27:40.

early evening and then the final later in the evening. Also kicking

:27:40.:27:44.

off today at Greenwich was the show jumping competition. It is

:27:44.:27:49.

individual and team medals at stake. This is Nick Skelton on the

:27:49.:27:54.

brilliant big star. He is competing at his 6th Olympic Games. He broke

:27:54.:27:59.

his neck in 2009, it's an amazing comeback. Big star making light of

:27:59.:28:04.

these big fences. He jumped clear. This helps where the team will

:28:05.:28:12.

start in the team competition. And also give them a decent move in the

:28:12.:28:19.

individual competition. Then they're -- Ben Maher, so still an

:28:19.:28:29.
:28:29.:28:31.

incredibly long legs, he is riding double X the third. -- Tripple X

:28:31.:28:41.
:28:41.:28:42.

Nick Skelton said he jumped great and was very big star. Team medals

:28:42.:28:47.

decided on Monday. The last time Britain collected an Olympic gong

:28:47.:28:52.

was 28 years ago. Hoping that Nick Skelton and Ben Maher can spearhead

:28:52.:28:55.

that British team effort. In case you thought the course was easy,

:28:55.:29:00.

and they were making it look easy, this wasn't so easy. This is the

:29:00.:29:05.

Swedish rider. The horse saying, I really didn't fancy that. That is

:29:05.:29:11.

horrific looking. Just paddling in the middle. And panicking. Luckily,

:29:11.:29:16.

horse and rider are absolutely fine, horse and rider are absolutely fine,

:29:16.:29:21.

but it's rather terrifying to watch. Ian Merlot of Canada said in a new

:29:21.:29:26.

record. He's competing at his 10th Olympics. I'll be heading up on

:29:26.:29:33.

Monday to have a closer look at it all. Matrix is fine. Fredriksen is

:29:33.:29:38.

also all right. Albeit a little sore. Jessica Ennis has been in

:29:38.:29:41.

sensational form in terms of trying to win her first Olympic medal of

:29:41.:29:45.

any kind, because it's the first Olympics she has competed at. The

:29:45.:29:49.

heptathlon event has only one part of it left, that is the 800m

:29:49.:29:55.

tonight. She is in the lead after six of the seven events. She is on

:29:55.:29:59.

a very neat looking score. That, the experts say, is an unassailable

:29:59.:30:03.

lead. They are saying all she needs to do is turn up tonight. I'm not

:30:03.:30:06.

being over-confident sitting it, it is what the experts say she needs

:30:06.:30:14.

What a morning it has been for Jessica Ennis. A tremendous

:30:14.:30:18.

reception. You delivered a fine performance in both the long jump

:30:18.:30:22.

and javelin. Yes, it's been a brilliant day. I was really an just

:30:22.:30:26.

coming into today having had such a good day yesterday. Not knowing if

:30:26.:30:30.

the long jump was going to go quite the way I wanted it to. But I made

:30:30.:30:34.

up to have done those two performances to date. Do you have

:30:34.:30:38.

ice running through your veins? There's so much pressure on you and

:30:38.:30:41.

yet you are delivering with a smile, embracing the crowd and taking it

:30:41.:30:45.

all in as well as doing the job. I'm so nervous but it does help

:30:45.:30:49.

having this crowd. There's a lot of pressure but it's a nice pressure.

:30:49.:30:53.

Its people supporting youth and willing you to do well. That's what

:30:53.:30:56.

you feel in the stadium. With that personal best in the javelin, it

:30:56.:31:00.

seems that the gold medal is pretty much nailed on. Is that how you

:31:00.:31:05.

feel? No. I'm not even thinking about it until I crossed that line.

:31:05.:31:09.

I've got one more event to do, I've got to make sure I get that right.

:31:09.:31:19.
:31:19.:31:19.

Hopefully we will see what happens when I cross that line. 2.0 5.69

:31:19.:31:25.

would get you over 7000 points. love to get that but it is

:31:25.:31:28.

ridiculously quick. I'm going to go and rest and see what I've got left

:31:28.:31:33.

in my legs. I'm going to stay in the Combined Events room. Rest, eat,

:31:33.:31:43.
:31:43.:31:44.

recover a bit and head back out for It is going to be a momentous night.

:31:44.:31:49.

She will be brought through every single step of the 800 metres, a

:31:49.:31:53.

fantastic performance so far, and make sure you tune in tonight to

:31:53.:31:59.

watch her be crowned the Olympic champion, the final event. It

:31:59.:32:08.

should be around 8:30pm. If you want to watch the tennis, it is on

:32:08.:32:13.

BBC Three shortly, Andy Murray and Laura Robson in action, playing the

:32:13.:32:17.

semi-final of the mixed doubles, and playing for the right to get

:32:17.:32:22.

into the gold medal match. Coming up on BBC One shortly, track

:32:22.:32:27.

cycling go. This is the scene at the velodrome. It is beautiful

:32:27.:32:36.

inside and out. It is so smooth and shiny and lovely. Cycling coming up

:32:36.:32:42.

on BBC One. Tonight, at the Millennium Stadium, Ryan Giggs will

:32:42.:32:46.

lead at Great Britain to play a match against South Korea for a

:32:46.:32:50.

place in the semi-finals. They have won the group, and this is how

:32:50.:32:59.

their coach assesses the match. Unbeaten, three games, is that what

:32:59.:33:04.

you thought would happen? I thought we would get out of the group. You

:33:04.:33:08.

never can tell him to you get involved and see the magnitude and

:33:08.:33:14.

the quality of the opposition. Looking back, we deserved to be top

:33:14.:33:18.

of the group, and we have got to step up again on Saturday, to

:33:18.:33:22.

progress further in the tournament. The Bonn thing that is pleasurable

:33:22.:33:29.

for me, all 18 of them are enjoying the experience. I wanted them to

:33:29.:33:33.

say, this is the best pre-season period I have ever had, and if we

:33:33.:33:37.

can couple that with success, that will be Utopia. What did you make

:33:37.:33:43.

of the game against Uruguay? For a British team to keep possession,

:33:43.:33:50.

63% possession, was a feat in itself. They played some great

:33:50.:33:55.

football, we kept the ball extremely well, we defended well,

:33:55.:34:00.

and we have no real injury problems, which is a real bonus. What do you

:34:00.:34:07.

know about said Korea? -- South Korea? You have to match there were

:34:07.:34:17.
:34:17.:34:17.

great. It will be a real good game for us, a different style of play.

:34:17.:34:22.

That is the beauty of the experience. Any team in the

:34:22.:34:26.

quarter-finals nose, if they win the quarter-final, they have got

:34:26.:34:32.

two shots at a medal. Against you require, the couple of times, you

:34:32.:34:38.

got concerned about one or two of the challenges. Is the tournament

:34:38.:34:43.

started to get to a stage where the tension is started to rise?

:34:43.:34:49.

mentality has calmed down a lot on the touchline. I was more a

:34:49.:34:53.

protective father of my players against them, and the protection of

:34:53.:35:00.

them was paramount for me. I have come to love this group of boys!

:35:00.:35:06.

Good for him, and good luck to them. You can see how he think it is at

:35:06.:35:12.

the Olympic Park. A lot of people coming in with �10 tickets and

:35:12.:35:16.

sitting by the big screen and watch the action. But many of them

:35:16.:35:22.

heading into the stadium to watch Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah, because

:35:22.:35:26.

tonight, he will be running it lapse and lapse in there, in the

:35:26.:35:31.

10,000 metres. Let's hear what he makes of it all.

:35:31.:35:41.

I am running the 50101000 metres. - - 5000 metres and 10,000 metres.

:35:41.:35:46.

His mission is to complete the double. In an age of African

:35:46.:35:51.

domination, he has made what once seemed impossible probable. A

:35:51.:35:55.

British champion. Be under no illusion about the enormity of his

:35:55.:36:01.

mission. African nations have swept the medals in the last five

:36:01.:36:06.

Olympics over 10,000 metres. Over 5000 metres, African countries have

:36:06.:36:11.

got the medals in the last four Olympics. Challenging the best came

:36:11.:36:16.

with this training assignment. Know the enemy, follow their ways.

:36:16.:36:21.

trained with a lot of Kenyans that will be racing at the Olympics. You

:36:21.:36:27.

know they were world record holders, remained under 13 minutes. If they

:36:27.:36:33.

can do what, why can I not? Reaching this, finding the belief,

:36:33.:36:41.

years in the making. It began with a 2006 failure against a European.

:36:41.:36:48.

Mo Farah just run out of it. Coming so close, almost having the gold-

:36:48.:36:52.

medal, it is hard to take, but it gives you determination to train

:36:52.:36:57.

hard and get ready for next year. The next harsh life lesson on the

:36:57.:37:02.

road of his mission came in the Beijing Olympics. It was not easy,

:37:02.:37:09.

it was the hardest time of my life. You know it you can do that, but

:37:09.:37:14.

you did not do that, so it is hard to deal with. Something you know

:37:14.:37:19.

you could have done, but it did not do that, it is not easy, but I came

:37:19.:37:28.

back stronger. Mo Farah texted gold medal for the first time! Lessons

:37:28.:37:32.

learned, it clicked at the 2010 European Championships, up with a

:37:32.:37:39.

double gold medal. He is destroying them in the home straight!

:37:39.:37:46.

country fell for his charm, his honesty, the smile. When you were a

:37:46.:37:51.

kid, did you dream of these moments, or were you dreaming of scoring for

:37:51.:37:58.

Arsenal? I dreamed of that a lot! But you learn to make decisions,

:37:58.:38:02.

and you know what you are capable of, and football was not my thing

:38:02.:38:07.

it, even though I thought I was the best at football. Behind the

:38:07.:38:12.

winning grin, he knew it was not mission accomplished. Last year, he

:38:12.:38:18.

uprooted his family to live and train in the United States.

:38:18.:38:22.

Sometimes, training is harder than the competition. You are running

:38:22.:38:31.

over 100 miles a week, it is not easy. But what drives me more than

:38:31.:38:35.

anything, I know that people are training hard, so if I need to beat

:38:35.:38:40.

them, I must train. The impact proved seismic at the world

:38:40.:38:44.

championships last year. He was on a double mission. He was chased

:38:45.:38:48.

down in the 10,000, but he rebounded superbly for gold in the

:38:48.:38:56.

5000. I was disappointed in the 10,000 metres, I came second, and I

:38:56.:39:00.

had to take back to the 5000 metres. I wanted to win more than anybody

:39:00.:39:10.

else. A gold medal for Mo Farah! This time, he does it! What a

:39:10.:39:16.

performance! That showed that if you really focus and work for it,

:39:16.:39:22.

you can do it. It is Olympic mission accepted!

:39:22.:39:29.

Sue Barker has joined me. I assured you heard the story from the

:39:29.:39:35.

athletics about Kim Collins, he has been kicked out by his country, he

:39:35.:39:38.

was due to compete at his fifth Olympic Games, because he spent the

:39:38.:39:43.

night with his wife, and they said, that is against the team roles.

:39:43.:39:49.

Rules are rules, but it is severe. He is such a crowd favourite. The

:39:49.:39:53.

other news from the village, Kate Walsh, who fractured her jaw after

:39:54.:39:59.

being hit in the hockey, she is going to play tonight. Against

:39:59.:40:03.

China? I am going to watch that, because the hockey venue is not far

:40:03.:40:08.

away, then I will head down to the Aquatics Centre to do the final

:40:08.:40:12.

night of swimming. Fran Halsall is in the 50 metres freestyle final,

:40:12.:40:16.

there are the medley relays, and everything that we do will be on

:40:16.:40:22.

David Burton, but the best races will be on BBC One. -- it will be

:40:22.:40:27.

on the red button. There has been drama galore at the velodrome.

:40:27.:40:36.

Britain could get another gold medal. The favourite for the gold

:40:36.:40:46.
:40:46.:40:54.

medal in the women's team pursuit Dai Greene goes in the 400 metres

:40:54.:41:04.
:41:04.:41:06.

Christine Ohuruogu is in the 400 metres semi-finals for the women.

:41:07.:41:12.

We could be in for a magical 90 minutes, the first heat in the

:41:12.:41:20.

heptathlon 800 metres, the final event. She has put in three

:41:20.:41:27.

personal bests in six events so far. That is Jessica Ennis. Mo Farah in

:41:27.:41:37.
:41:37.:41:57.

On BBC Three now, tennis, the mixed doubles semi-final, Laura Robson

:41:57.:42:01.

and Andy Murray won their quarter- final earlier, against the German

:42:01.:42:08.

team. Andy Murray plays Roger Federer in the final of the singles

:42:08.:42:15.

tomorrow. In the hockey, Kate Walsh will play, that is against China,

:42:15.:42:20.

bidding for a place in the semi- finals. They beat them 3-0 in the

:42:20.:42:27.

test event. That starts very soon. We are heading to the Fano train,

:42:27.:42:32.

Ford years ago, Britain won seven gold medals. We wondered if they

:42:32.:42:37.

could repeat that. After four events, Britain has produced three

:42:37.:42:47.
:42:47.:42:48.

gold medals and set 6 court records -- six world records.

:42:48.:42:56.

It sounds good, there has been remarkable scenes here so far.

:42:56.:43:00.

Every time Great Britain have taken to the track, there have been two

:43:00.:43:04.

emotions, anticipation from the crowd, apprehension from their

:43:04.:43:14.
:43:14.:43:20.

rivals. After everything we have medal, listened to the role. There

:43:20.:43:25.

is nothing in it between these teams. The British team are biding

:43:25.:43:30.

on a world record schedule. The gap is beginning to stretch. Great

:43:31.:43:34.

Britain are inspired. Australia have not panicked, they are trying

:43:34.:43:42.

to peg back the quartet of Great Britain. Australia are battling.

:43:42.:43:47.

Half a lap to go, the gold medal is Great Britain's! Look at the time,

:43:47.:43:55.

a new world record! Great Britain Basma Kor continues. A stellar

:43:55.:44:01.

performance, well done, boys. Now we can move on to the big one. Will

:44:01.:44:06.

it be fruitful for Victoria Pendleton? We are getting towards

:44:06.:44:11.

the business end. The crowd are waiting for the first strike, and

:44:11.:44:17.

it is coming from Anna Meares. Here comes Victoria Pendleton. Victoria

:44:17.:44:23.

Pendleton has ignited the burners! They are coming down the finishing

:44:23.:44:29.

straight! Victoria Pendleton takes the gold medal! That was sheer

:44:29.:44:38.

genius. A masterclass by Victoria There are six gold medals still to

:44:38.:44:44.

be given away. We are the world records at the women's team pursuit,

:44:44.:44:53.

which happens tonight. For the first time in a long time, you have

:44:53.:44:58.

had the chance to shout and cheer with the crowd, and enjoy a base

:44:58.:45:03.

rate. How has it been? It has been amazing. It was great to watch

:45:03.:45:12.

yesterday. I would try to look behind me when I was not talking!

:45:12.:45:17.

We are doing well, and I will be proud to see the guys, I have a

:45:17.:45:22.

personal relationship with them. It is an incredible atmosphere. The

:45:22.:45:29.

Velodrome is an incredible place for the ambience. So far, you have

:45:29.:45:34.

left -- you have let off your chair on six occasions! Chris gets

:45:34.:45:39.

excited as well. It has been special, because the British

:45:39.:45:43.

cyclists have had huge expectations after Beijing, similar to the

:45:43.:45:47.

swimmers, and they have admitted that they have found the

:45:47.:45:55.

expectation too much, but the What they have learned to do is

:45:55.:46:02.

focus on their performance. In essence, it is as simple as that. I

:46:03.:46:06.

said when the Games came to London, people said what are the

:46:06.:46:10.

advantages? I said, the flights are shorter. But a lot of the

:46:11.:46:13.

advantages are after the event. There's a huge amount of

:46:13.:46:17.

expectation. There is an advantage in the last few hundred metres,

:46:17.:46:22.

that's when the crowd can get you through. It was another really busy

:46:22.:46:29.

day you. Super Saturday. What would you say to the people at home to

:46:29.:46:34.

stick with us and see our team pursuit riders in action. World

:46:34.:46:39.

records. You can't talk about the GB track team now, it said that the

:46:39.:46:42.

gold medal or world record. We are going to see more today. Confidence

:46:42.:46:47.

being spoken from Mark Cavendish. But these days it's up to mark to

:46:47.:46:50.

get on the bike and deliver the former -- performances when

:46:50.:46:53.

required, but there is a man involved in British Cycling who

:46:53.:46:56.

doesn't get on the bikes but is hugely responsible for the medals,

:46:56.:47:01.

the records and the current success. Dave Brailsford.

:47:01.:47:04.

It's been at a couple of days for the British Cycling team at the

:47:04.:47:09.

velodrome. A reaction to bad performance from Victoria Pendleton.

:47:09.:47:16.

Another sensational performance. Every British rider who has been on

:47:16.:47:19.

the track has put in a brilliant performance. She continued that

:47:19.:47:23.

trend. We could see in the team sprint the other night, her second

:47:23.:47:27.

lap was really fast. We knew she had great form. But to hold it

:47:27.:47:31.

together and then take it on like she did, sensational. The huge

:47:31.:47:35.

message to the rest of the field going into the women's sprint, just

:47:35.:47:39.

to show where she is at the moment. She is back on that Beijing form,

:47:39.:47:43.

isn't she? She is. She's probably better than she was in Beijing, but

:47:43.:47:47.

the rest of the world stepped up. That is what Victoria Pendleton is

:47:47.:47:51.

all about. For two years she's worked really hard. She hasn't

:47:51.:47:56.

worried about results, she's built very steadily. Credit to her. She

:47:56.:48:02.

stepped up on the big day when it really mattered and delivered.

:48:02.:48:07.

word on the pursuit team winning the gold medal and a world record

:48:07.:48:10.

time once again. A lot of hard work has gone into that but it must be

:48:10.:48:14.

incredibly satisfying for you as performance director and the rest

:48:14.:48:17.

of the team to see that executed so well. I absolutely. There's no

:48:17.:48:21.

better way to win them with a world record. The winning margin was

:48:21.:48:25.

quite considerable in the end. The Aussies have been talking it up for

:48:25.:48:29.

four years, there was no point in winning two years out. That's where

:48:29.:48:35.

we knew we were confident that with a team of Guy's and super cultures.

:48:35.:48:40.

All I do is I'm very lucky to be a little orchestra conductor. The

:48:40.:48:44.

riders deserve the most credit but the coaches have done a super job

:48:44.:48:48.

once again. Every one of your riders have stepped up and

:48:48.:48:51.

delivered a world record. They can't be many performance directors

:48:51.:48:55.

from any nation can say that. but that's what it's all about. You

:48:55.:48:58.

want to come to the biggest event and perform at your best. The whole

:48:58.:49:02.

thing is about being best on the day it really matters. I think

:49:02.:49:07.

we've done it now but two Olympic, won the Olympic cycle and then

:49:07.:49:10.

again this Olympic cycle by the looks of it. From a performance

:49:10.:49:17.

point of view, that's what you aim for. You want the Ryder -- riders

:49:17.:49:23.

to be the best they can possibly be. He will always ask for more because

:49:23.:49:26.

he always wants better and faster and quicker. Interesting to hear

:49:26.:49:30.

him giving huge credit to his coaches. What is Dave like to work

:49:30.:49:34.

with, because it seems to have this aura, Clive Woodward with the rugby

:49:34.:49:37.

players, Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United, he seems to be

:49:37.:49:43.

in that kind of company. He is a great motivational speaker. He

:49:43.:49:48.

captivates you. You look around the room and see everybody has bought

:49:48.:49:51.

into what he is saying. They listen intently. He's got this way of

:49:51.:49:57.

doing that. He is not as hands-on as a lot of people think. Dave is

:49:57.:50:02.

the best person at getting a lot of people to do things well. He is a

:50:02.:50:07.

manager. He works well at getting the right people in the right job

:50:07.:50:12.

and getting 100 % out of them. over our rather and healthy lunch

:50:12.:50:17.

in the staff canteen here today, I know, it was my fault. I ask what

:50:17.:50:20.

day it was like and your first answer was a risk taker. He is. He

:50:20.:50:25.

will take a risk. He will really put his budgets and say, right, if

:50:25.:50:29.

we do this we will get bonuses on the other side. In every area he

:50:29.:50:32.

will keep pushing it and pushing it and have faith. Whereas somebody

:50:32.:50:36.

like me is risk-averse, I'd always be careful. That has enabled him to

:50:36.:50:40.

make breakthroughs. He's not an easy person to work with, though.

:50:40.:50:45.

There's always tension, but it's always about the performance. It's

:50:45.:50:49.

not about whether I've got the bigger office or anything like that,

:50:49.:50:53.

it's always performance and pushing it to be the best. It isn't, it's

:50:53.:50:56.

highlighted by everyone in the organisation. I read a quote from

:50:56.:51:00.

him today it saying that before the Beijing Olympics he visited Beijing

:51:00.:51:04.

13 times to work out how best to operate when they finally went out

:51:04.:51:07.

there for the Games. Is that training and exhausting for you

:51:07.:51:12.

guys to work with someone that intense? No, I love it. I'm quite

:51:12.:51:20.

the same. That's why I bought into Team Sky originally. There's a

:51:20.:51:23.

thing that everyone is striving to make things better and every minute

:51:23.:51:28.

detail is looked at and taken into consideration. The can't complain,

:51:28.:51:31.

24 Olympic medals since he arrived so he's certainly doing something

:51:31.:51:36.

right. Dave will be in the tracks and a watch him on as his cyclists

:51:36.:51:38.

have to pick up yet another gold medal today. This is what we've got

:51:39.:51:48.
:51:49.:51:49.

in store in the stifling Velodrome and Dani King announced their

:51:49.:51:53.

arrival in the velodrome by breaking a team pursuit record.

:51:53.:51:59.

Gold is their aim today. Jason Kenny has been chosen as the sole

:51:59.:52:03.

GB representative in the men's sprint. See his initial sparring

:52:03.:52:09.

ahead of tomorrow's metal rights. He is looking fast. Fresh from

:52:09.:52:13.

winning gold in the men's team pursuit, Ed Gansu gets his second

:52:13.:52:21.

bid for a medal under way in the men's omnium. -- Ed Clancy. We see

:52:21.:52:26.

the tremendous Friel in action first. If they win that, they are

:52:26.:52:36.
:52:36.:52:45.

little has gone to plan here in the velodrome so far, so expect those

:52:45.:52:53.

The team pursuit team walked in yesterday, quite unassuming, got on

:52:53.:52:57.

their bikes, broke the record and disappeared just as quickly.

:52:57.:53:02.

spoke to the coach, Paul Manning. He was so deadpan. I said, what's

:53:02.:53:06.

the plan? He said, same as the world really, we're just going to

:53:06.:53:10.

go really fast, probably world- record pace and do the same as we

:53:10.:53:15.

did bear. It was just like, I'm going down the shops to get a loaf

:53:15.:53:20.

of bread. That's just what they do. I said, what about the schedule? He

:53:20.:53:24.

said, we planned to half the distance. Then at that point I just

:53:24.:53:28.

let the Gulls do it because they feel the weight. I imagine the

:53:28.:53:31.

girls have got together, we are going to go in there, we're going

:53:31.:53:35.

to lay down the mark and break the world record. They were asked, why

:53:35.:53:41.

did you go so fast? They said, that the pace we ride that. It is, it's

:53:41.:53:47.

true. Sometimes it's easier to go quicker than go slightly slower and

:53:47.:53:50.

zig-zag your pace and down. You can see just by the technique, the way

:53:50.:53:54.

they are writing, they practise and practise, they know each other,

:53:54.:53:57.

they know themselves and they know how to get around as quickly as

:53:57.:54:02.

possible. They look so perfect together. Only recently have they

:54:02.:54:08.

been specifically training for this kind of event. Yeah. In the old

:54:08.:54:12.

days everyone used to come together and do it. Now you can get people

:54:12.:54:16.

who specialise in certain events. The likes of Ed Clancy in the

:54:16.:54:20.

omnium, but in the team pursuit, there are specialists. They come

:54:20.:54:25.

and train together time and time again. That's all they do. It's

:54:25.:54:28.

getting the technique right, getting the tactical element right

:54:28.:54:32.

and fitness right, and know each other so well. How excited his

:54:32.:54:37.

British Cycling at about these three young ladies? Houvenaghel was

:54:37.:54:40.

a silver-medallist in Beijing but she can't even break into that trio

:54:40.:54:45.

at the moment. It is heartbreaking to be so close, warming up with the

:54:45.:54:48.

others and not getting the chance to ride. But that's how hard fought

:54:48.:54:52.

it is to get in this team. They've made it a different discipline now.

:54:52.:54:58.

It's no longer an endurance race. It is a series of sprints. It is

:54:58.:55:02.

that fast. It's something I know you would like to get back on a

:55:02.:55:07.

bike and ride in Brazil in four years' time. Having seen the kind

:55:07.:55:10.

of emotions being created in this Velodrome, surely that has just

:55:10.:55:14.

added to your belief that your track career and Olympic Games on

:55:14.:55:20.

over. I have aims now. I've been texting with the guys. Knowing how

:55:20.:55:24.

they work together. To be part of that is something special. I

:55:24.:55:29.

thought ahead, I've been texting the guys. I'd like to be in Rio

:55:29.:55:34.

with them in four years. We'll see how it goes. There are other people

:55:34.:55:37.

around but I would like to be there if I could. That was a knowing nod

:55:37.:55:41.

from you, Chris. I think Mark can do it but it is hard fought to get

:55:41.:55:45.

in that team. That's the way it should be. It's going to be a hard-

:55:45.:55:48.

fought couple of races to get into the medal rides. Great Britain

:55:48.:55:52.

against Canada, won that and the British girls get to ride for a

:55:52.:55:56.

gold medal before too long. But Australia against the USA. The US

:55:56.:56:01.

were quicker than the Aussies. It was fantastic to see. The it was

:56:01.:56:04.

surprising. It was and whether challenges were expected to come

:56:04.:56:07.

from, but that is what happens in Olympic Games. In the middle of the

:56:07.:56:11.

year rather than at the start, the World Championships are always

:56:11.:56:15.

around April. They were in great shape at the World Championships.

:56:15.:56:19.

They Pique for that. A lot of them haven't managed to repeat that.

:56:19.:56:23.

explain how that works, by virtue of being the fastest so far, all

:56:24.:56:26.

Great Britain need to do is win a race against Canada and they will

:56:26.:56:32.

make it through to that gold medal race. If Great Britain made it

:56:32.:56:35.

through to the gold, then that is who they will race in that gold

:56:35.:56:39.

medal race off. It's worth pointing out to people at home who are new

:56:39.:56:43.

to Cycling, they are just sitting down having a spot of late lunch

:56:43.:56:47.

and joining us, that two out of these three young ladies, who have

:56:47.:56:51.

got such immense talent, they've been found through British talent

:56:51.:56:53.

been found through British talent spotting. It's so great that system

:56:53.:56:58.

is working. We see the pinnacle of a programme. We see the absolute

:56:58.:57:03.

end result. Write down the bottom, the talent team, they were going

:57:04.:57:10.

into schools and running tests Firova 5000 kids idiot. And other

:57:10.:57:12.

activities where the talent catchers went and watched them race.

:57:12.:57:17.

It's a huge effort to go and find new talent. It was maybe six people

:57:17.:57:23.

could have got into this women's team pursuit team. That's the depth

:57:23.:57:27.

they've got in talent. This is The Netherlands of against Germany.

:57:27.:57:37.
:57:37.:57:42.

ten-second countdown. This is The Clash between Netherlands and

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

have four countries in Group B and four in Group eight. The winners of

:57:58.:58:02.

the two heats in group A will ride off for the gold and silver medals.

:58:02.:58:07.

Then all the rest, the two quickest times from the rest will contest

:58:07.:58:12.

the bronze medal. Germany, exactly the same team as the qualification

:58:12.:58:22.
:58:22.:58:23.

round. But Netherlands have made one change. Amy Peters has gone out.

:58:23.:58:31.

They've brought in a pretty strong road rider. Van Dyke was very busy

:58:31.:58:39.

in the road race earlier in these Olympic Games. She was jumping off

:58:39.:58:45.

the front to try and set up Marianne Vos. It eventually worked.

:58:45.:58:55.

On paper between these two, Netherlands are 0.4 of a second

:58:55.:58:59.

faster than Germany. Netherlands have gone off the mark pretty

:58:59.:59:09.
:59:09.:59:12.

Germany already. Judith Arndt in the German team, 38 years old, she

:59:12.:59:19.

got a silver medal in the road time trial that took place last week.

:59:19.:59:24.

She's also the current world time- trial champion. In her early career

:59:24.:59:28.

she won a world title for the individual pursuit. So they've

:59:28.:59:32.

decided, the Germans, that they would bring her into this team

:59:32.:59:37.

pursuit squad, obviously relying on her strength and experience. The

:59:37.:59:44.

tussle continues here. Remember, it's all about time. Netherlands

:59:44.:59:47.

have a handsome margin here. Germany are going to have to find

:59:47.:59:55.

something. They are still trailing. Getting a lot more hide on the

:59:55.:59:58.

track, which allows them to run down onto the back wheel without

:59:58.:00:01.

losing any speed. It's really difficult to accelerate when you

:00:01.:00:11.
:00:11.:00:23.

are trying this hard. They are divide in the qualification round,

:00:23.:00:28.

which is what they have to do, they have to pack up their rights to

:00:28.:00:33.

show they have made a good recovery. The team from Germany is holding

:00:33.:00:39.

them, they have not got long to pull it back. They have slipped

:00:39.:00:46.

slightly further back now. This is all over. It is a good scrap

:00:46.:00:50.

between these two countries have. They were in sixth place and

:00:50.:01:00.
:01:00.:01:01.

seventh place in the qualifying round. The bell lap for benevolence.

:01:01.:01:06.

-- for benevolence. They have got the measure of the Germans, no

:01:06.:01:13.

problem at all. A good performance by the Dutch. That is a very good

:01:13.:01:23.
:01:23.:01:36.

time for them. The winning margin when it is matched against the

:01:36.:01:44.

other squads later. As I said, the two fastest times from the

:01:44.:01:48.

country's that do not make it through for the gold and silver

:01:48.:01:55.

well wide off for the bronze medal. -- they will ride offered. That was

:01:55.:02:04.

a nice rider. They were never really in trouble. It is all about

:02:04.:02:08.

consistency, technique is so important. To an extent, more than

:02:08.:02:13.

raw power. He tends to show in the latter part of the race, those

:02:13.:02:21.

riders getting close on the wheels and getting close down, making good

:02:21.:02:25.

changes, they are fresher for the latter part of the race. They could

:02:25.:02:33.

take make a steak all choked up to cross the line -- good technique as

:02:33.:02:43.
:02:43.:02:43.

they crossed the line. A hive of activity in the middle, with

:02:43.:02:49.

dividers spinning the rollers, ready for their ride. Three are

:02:49.:02:59.
:02:59.:03:06.

straight. They are 2 1/2 seconds faster on paper than their

:03:06.:03:13.

opponents. Pate are starting on the back straight. They must be very

:03:13.:03:23.
:03:23.:03:34.

surprised to find themselves in these countries. No changes to the

:03:34.:03:39.

line-up, so New Zealand stick with Lauren Ellis, Jaime Nielsen and the

:03:39.:03:43.

powerhouse, Alison Shanks, although she needs to be on better form than

:03:43.:03:49.

she was yesterday. She seemed to be struggling at times. She is the

:03:49.:03:54.

world individual pursuit champion, so you would look to her to inject

:03:54.:04:04.
:04:04.:04:10.

race. New Zealand have had a silver and a bronze. Alison Shanks has got

:04:10.:04:20.
:04:20.:04:34.

optimum aim is to stay tight on the wheel ahead. But at the moment,

:04:34.:04:44.

they are 0.6 seconds back. A bit of a turn up. They are a very strong

:04:44.:04:47.

team. We have seen a lot of surprises in this Olympic

:04:47.:04:54.

competition, a lot of teams peak for the World Championships. Some

:04:54.:04:59.

teams on the back foot have got themselves into shape. New Zealand

:04:59.:05:06.

are starting to eat into the deficit now. New Zealand getting

:05:06.:05:11.

their second wind and settling down. You would expect they would have

:05:11.:05:18.

the measure of their opponents. This is a brand new event in the

:05:18.:05:23.

Olympic Games. It took place in the world championship's first in 2000

:05:23.:05:29.

date in Manchester, but it is worthy of a position -- in 2008.

:05:29.:05:38.

They have wiped out the deficit. They are now 0.7 ahead. Very soon,

:05:38.:05:43.

New Zealand will be in the same straight. The perfect scenario,

:05:43.:05:49.

that will pull them out. They are looking to preach to the quarry

:05:50.:05:58.

ahead. 0.5 seconds faster than qualification, so they should go

:05:58.:06:04.

inside three minutes 20. They will want to stay in the hunt for the

:06:04.:06:11.

bronze medal. If they possibly can. The closing 500 metres. They will

:06:12.:06:19.

just klutz at -- catch a glimpse of their opponents. It will be the

:06:19.:06:24.

bell this time, music to their ears. We are into the final lap of the

:06:24.:06:28.

second heat of the first round of the women's 3000 metres team

:06:28.:06:36.

pursuit. New Zealand beginning to turn the screw a little bit. If

:06:36.:06:40.

they want to be the quickest, they have to beat three minutes 20. They

:06:40.:06:50.
:06:50.:06:59.

talking at earlier apart right in Caerphilly, and the last kilometre

:06:59.:07:04.

or making a difference -- we were talking earlier about going

:07:04.:07:10.

carefully. The British coach said they expected the challenge to come

:07:10.:07:16.

from Canada and Australia, with New Zealand being a star calls. A

:07:16.:07:20.

fantastically drilled team. The first rider moves up, so the two

:07:20.:07:25.

riders behind have the shorter route. That is how they manage to

:07:25.:07:29.

finish in a straight line. Zealand can sit back and keep an

:07:30.:07:37.

eye on the time. I think that they should be in with an excellent

:07:37.:07:45.

chance of contesting the bronze medal. Sue Park -- superb technique,

:07:45.:07:51.

almost all in a line. They can be proud of that. They hit the line

:07:51.:07:56.

together. We are just go to catch a glimpse of the British competitors.

:07:56.:08:01.

They have finished their warm-up, and they will call round to the

:08:01.:08:11.

catch area. That is Dani King. She will play a big part in this. The

:08:11.:08:18.

next heat, on the line, the USA, started in the home straight. Sarah

:08:18.:08:25.

Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed. Sarah Hammer leading Gogh.

:08:25.:08:31.

The strongest of the three. I think you are right. She is one of the

:08:31.:08:37.

strongest in the whole line-up. For Australia, Annette Edmondson,

:08:37.:08:47.
:08:47.:08:57.

group. The USA against Australia. On paper, they have little between

:08:57.:09:04.

them, they both posted three minutes 19. The Americans' time was

:09:04.:09:10.

a national record, just 0.3 quicker than Australia. The Australians did

:09:10.:09:15.

not shine too much in the previous round. The free from the United

:09:15.:09:19.

States also had problems, they got a shout from the coach that it

:09:20.:09:24.

would be close in the qualifying ride, and Sarah Hammer went through

:09:24.:09:29.

so hard, she put it Jennie Reed into trouble, she lost the wheel.

:09:29.:09:34.

They could have gone quicker if there had been moored unity.

:09:34.:09:41.

Perhaps Sarah Hammer doing a longer term. Sarah Hammer has been four

:09:41.:09:47.

times the world individual champion. The New Zealand ride, it is over

:09:47.:09:50.

one second faster than their national record, so they will be

:09:50.:09:56.

delighted with that. You cannot ask for more than personal best, and

:09:56.:10:00.

the best place is an Olympic Games. Quite a distance between these

:10:00.:10:10.
:10:10.:10:18.

teams. Over one second. It is quite kilometre for Australia. You have

:10:18.:10:24.

to be careful not to go out too fast, you can pay a price later.

:10:24.:10:28.

But the Australians have decided they are going to take this on hard.

:10:28.:10:32.

The Americans have stopped the damage, but they have to pull it

:10:32.:10:40.

back in six laps. The opening kilometre or is nearly one second

:10:40.:10:45.

faster than the world record pace set by Great Britain. The

:10:45.:10:50.

Australians are looking to put down a marker. It will be interesting to

:10:50.:10:55.

see what they're two kilometres split is it. Great Britain did it

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

in two minutes, 12.1. They are fast. Two minutes, 11.1. This is inside

:11:10.:11:14.

the world record pace that Great Britain said yesterday. They are

:11:14.:11:21.

backing up their qualification very well. It is an enormous amount in a

:11:21.:11:28.

race of this distance. The United States have not given up yet. They

:11:28.:11:33.

are just 0.7 seconds behind. They can get back on terms. A fantastic

:11:34.:11:38.

clash. The coach in the back straight is running past the line

:11:38.:11:43.

and asking for more from his team. It is going to go right down to the

:11:43.:11:52.

wire. What a scrap. They are going to get the bell. It could go any

:11:52.:11:59.

way. America will get it, I think. Which way is the pendulum

:11:59.:12:04.

guarantees wind? Australia are digging deep, and so are America.

:12:04.:12:10.

Sarah Hammer is bringing them home. The USA take it on the line, it was

:12:10.:12:20.
:12:20.:12:27.

a fantastic ride. Australia, 0.08 slaver. What a race. We talked

:12:27.:12:32.

about Sarah Hammer, she needed to control her ability, she needed to

:12:32.:12:37.

use it for the team. She pulled them apart yesterday. They clearly

:12:37.:12:43.

had a team talk, she did long returns to give her team-mates more

:12:43.:12:51.

rest on the back. That made all the difference. They did not panic when

:12:51.:12:57.

Australia played at heart, they wrote their own race. The careful

:12:57.:13:01.

pacing paid off. The national record for the United States of

:13:01.:13:08.

America, quicker than the record they set in the previous round. For

:13:08.:13:14.

Australia, their time is shy of the personal best. But it was a

:13:14.:13:19.

fantastic scrappage that went all the way to the wire. The noise is

:13:19.:13:24.

getting louder in the arena, the applause is resonating around. It

:13:24.:13:28.

is for Great Britain, they have arrived on the line. The world

:13:28.:13:32.

record holders and the world champions. They are going to do

:13:32.:13:38.

something special, I feel. Canada said a national record in the

:13:38.:13:44.

previous round. But the world record by Great Britain was really

:13:44.:13:50.

impressive. Danny Kent, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell. It will be

:13:50.:14:00.
:14:00.:14:01.

Joanna Rowsell leading Gogh. Canada on the back straight. No change to

:14:01.:14:07.

both sides. They have just seen the performances by the USA and

:14:08.:14:16.

Australia. We already know one of the teams that will ride in the

:14:16.:14:23.

gold medal competition. That is the USA. The winner of this clash will

:14:23.:14:32.

meet the USA. We are away for 12 laps of the track. The last four

:14:32.:14:36.

competitive rides by this Great Britain trio have all resulted in a

:14:36.:14:42.

world record. Their coach has said they are pulling on a world record

:14:42.:14:48.

schedule again, it is standard procedure now. Joanna Rowsell has

:14:48.:14:53.

taken them up on that schedule. Canada already 0.3 seconds in

:14:53.:14:58.

arrears. They do not settle for anything less than world titles and

:14:58.:15:04.

world records. The crowd are lifting them around the track.

:15:04.:15:09.

Canada or settling down as well. They are plotted. The opening

:15:09.:15:16.

kilometre in the world record, 1:8.6. They look like a polished

:15:16.:15:24.

unit. Laura Trott goes straight into it. They save 0.1 seconds

:15:24.:15:34.
:15:34.:15:40.

every time they do not change a Every time they go out they seem to

:15:40.:15:44.

find a little bit more. Again, coach Paul Manning indicates to

:15:44.:15:51.

them they are well up on their own schedule. Canada are holding. They

:15:51.:15:54.

said this is where the threat was going to come from. The way this is

:15:54.:16:00.

shaping up, Great Britain looking to win this, will race off USA for

:16:00.:16:05.

the gold and silver. It could well be a clash between Canada and

:16:05.:16:08.

Australia in the ride for the bronze. But look here, Canada still

:16:08.:16:12.

going well. They are fighting, they are trying to get back on terms but

:16:12.:16:16.

they are not going to do it because Great Britain, with the bit between

:16:16.:16:20.

their teeth, are absolutely flying around the track. It's like

:16:20.:16:24.

watching a tug-of-war where they hold and hold, give a bit more

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crowded and hold again. I don't see them coming back here. Nearly a

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second and a half in arrears now. world record. Unlike the Australian

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team, I don't think they will die off towards the end of this race.

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They know how to pace it. Paul Manning has now stopped talking

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about the schedule. He has just indicated to them that it is time

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you started calling the pace. Manning was Olympic medallist

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himself at Beijing. Just get on with it, girls! 500m to go and they

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really are forcing Canada on to the back foot. They are looking for a

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world record. What time are they King. That's the mark of this team.

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There's no egos here. The final half lap. Great Britain are going

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to be the quickest. Here they are lining up. Keep an eye on the clock.

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I cannot believe what I see! Every time they come onto the track they

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go quicker and quicker! It's a world record! 3.14 0.682 for Great

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silver medals will be between the United States of America and Great

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Britain. The rider off for the bronze medal will be between Canada

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There were a lot of gaps starting to form in the wheels, but they

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didn't panic, they held it together. All of them in the last two laps

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went to half lap turns. That did show the pace was taking its toll.

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But they have the courage to complete the change my game plan.

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The Great Britain trio are in the unequivocal form of their lives.

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Another stellar performance by them. Just let me reiterate that comment

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I made, the last five rides of the Great Britain team have all been

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world records. Can they lower that Mark? I'd be very surprised. Unless

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they get a catch, the team from the United States dies off in the final

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and they have a slipstream to utilise, I think that really pushed

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them. They knew if they wanted to go for world record they have to do

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it in this round. There's only about an hour-and-a-half between

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these rights. They thought it would be tighter, they train for it being

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an hour's rest. I think that is probably the fastest we will see

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them go, but we'll settle for a gold medal. Shattering performances

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by both countries. Great Britain shattering their own world record

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with that hugely impressive display. Just over a second faster than the

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previous mark. Fairplay to Canada, they have once again set another

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national record, taking nearly one- and-a-half seconds of their

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previous mark. The track is clearly running fast tonight. The

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temperature is high, the humidity is high, there are rain clouds

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outside, it shows the air pressure is low. Great conditions.

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Conditions perfect for records. I feel we will see something special

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settle for a gold medal. That shows you how confident we are here in

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the velodrome. It is Australia against Canada. That is for the

:20:11.:20:16.

bronze medal. But Great Britain up against the USA to race for the

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gold. You're watching that, Mark, and you said we learn as much from

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a defeat as a victory. What went wrong for Australia? They started

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off really quick. I don't know whether they were over-optimistic

:20:27.:20:31.

and said, will put all our chips on the table, we got to go for a fast

:20:32.:20:37.

one to qualify. Or if they just got carried away. They started quicker

:20:37.:20:43.

than Great Britain. They were the only team to go faster than 1.08 in

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the first kilometre. That enables you to set it up. You've got enough

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energy for the last two kilometres but you got yourself on track.

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Great Britain did 1.08 and sat on 1.03 for the rest. Whereas

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Australia went out over half a second quicker than Great Britain.

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They paid for it. In their last, do they were 1.05. What a ride for

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Great Britain, nothing the second of the world record. We are about

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to enjoy this. We now move into the men's sprints. It's quite

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misleading because there are only 12 cyclists left in six heats. The

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six winners will go through to the quarter-finals with the losers

:21:23.:21:28.

battling it out in a repechage for the remaining two places. Here is

:21:28.:21:31.

Jason Kenny representing Great Britain. He needs to beat the man

:21:31.:21:41.
:21:41.:21:51.

in front of him, at Oosthuizen, and the front. Jason Kenny in the

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qualification this morning over the 200m time trial set the new Olympic

:21:54.:22:02.

record of 9.7, which gives him the number one seed. This is his first

:22:02.:22:07.

competitive outing in the competition. He is matched against

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the young rider from the Republic of South Africa. He has had to win

:22:11.:22:15.

his way back in the competition through the repechage. Thanks to

:22:15.:22:20.

that fantastic qualifying ride of Jason Kenny, he gets what is on

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paper the easiest ride. He benefits from that early work. So important

:22:26.:22:33.

in qualifying. He was on fantastic form. 9.7 seconds is just so fast.

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But he looked sharp as well. His acceleration seems to be there, we

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saw it in the team sprint event. He is a Mamon form. -- is a man on

:22:47.:22:57.
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Let's not forget he's already got the gold medal from these the

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Olympic Games, when he was in the team sprint that set the world

:23:17.:23:27.
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the last 200m there and still recorded a time of 10.3. Fantastic

:23:32.:23:42.
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track craft there. Look at the pace, around a curve and looking

:23:58.:24:05.

backwards at the same time is quite something. Look at the acceleration

:24:05.:24:10.

here when he decides, I'm going to take control. There's probably five

:24:10.:24:15.

kilometres an hour difference there at that moment. Not allowed to come

:24:15.:24:18.

outside that Red sprinter's line once he has start of the sprint. He

:24:18.:24:28.
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second heat. It is the three-times world sprint champion and the

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current holder of the rainbow second seed in the sprint

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competition. In the time-trial round this morning he posted 9.95

:25:25.:25:35.
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in a single season, but to perform like that under pressure as well,

:25:58.:26:08.
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it is certainly something special went last in the time-trial looked

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to me to be head and shoulders above the rest of them. That is all

:26:29.:26:33.

due to the changes, with one rider per country are only allowed to

:26:33.:26:37.

compete. But it probably means there's about eight riders at home

:26:37.:26:39.

who would have easily made it through to the closing stages, but

:26:39.:26:44.

they are not allowed to compete now. Here they are coming up to the line,

:26:44.:26:54.
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well. He was able to leave it late, run up into the slipstream, nip

:27:04.:27:08.

around in the penultimate bend with that great acceleration. There was

:27:09.:27:15.

just no answer. There wasn't. He finds himself in the repechage,

:27:15.:27:19.

just as he did after this morning's heat. He was allowed to keep his

:27:19.:27:22.

height there as well. It's the Longo way round the track, the top,

:27:22.:27:28.

but you can use that height to dive down and ate in the acceleration

:27:28.:27:33.

process. It's a combination of those two things. The shape of the

:27:33.:27:40.

track being used. They want to keep their height in the Straits and

:27:40.:27:43.

then around the bend you will see them Job down to the bottom to get

:27:44.:27:53.
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the inside is Shane Perkins, from the repechage heat to get to this

:28:27.:28:37.
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stage. How much fatigue has it got in those thighs? Perkins is a

:28:39.:28:48.

former keirin champion. Perkins went 9.987 to get the third seed

:28:48.:28:58.
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the Commonwealth Games in the sprint, when they were held in

:29:23.:29:33.
:29:33.:29:36.

Kingston, Jamaica. Beaten by Roger Gibernau of Trinidad. -- Roger

:29:36.:29:46.
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are waiting, they don't want to be taken by surprise. You can see they

:29:55.:30:00.

ride up the track in the straight, so they can use the height of the

:30:00.:30:05.

track to accelerate it needed. Daring the opposition to come

:30:06.:30:11.

underneath and they will close the door. You are impressed with

:30:11.:30:17.

Perkins. He has improved a lot. Tactically, he has come on an awful

:30:17.:30:21.

lot. He used to be somewhat of a rough rider, but now he's just more

:30:21.:30:31.
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improvement. Obviously, Shane Perkins has got respect for the

:30:39.:30:46.

Venezuelan. At this level, you have to treat all of your opponents with

:30:46.:30:54.

respect. You can lose, thinking you have got an easy round. Then, you

:30:54.:31:01.

are staring at going out of the competition. The Venezuelan is not

:31:01.:31:06.

afraid of reputations. He is taking this on from the front. He nearly

:31:06.:31:14.

went down. Was he outside the sprinting line? Shane Perkins

:31:14.:31:21.

thought he was. The Venezuelan came down again. We will not call the

:31:21.:31:29.

result of that. It is shown as the Venezuelan women do. That just goes

:31:29.:31:36.

up automatically, the coach does not think it is a problem. Once the

:31:36.:31:42.

sprint has started, if you are inside the line, you cannot come

:31:42.:31:47.

out of it. If he was inside and Shane Perkins came up the inside,

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that will be interesting. sprinter's line is the channel

:31:53.:32:00.

between the deadline and the Black Lion. -- between the Red Lion and

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the black line. Shane Perkins came up the inside, but it was already

:32:06.:32:11.

occupied. You have to respect your opponent, that is quite an ever. I

:32:11.:32:17.

am not sure he will be awarded that. I think Shane Perkins will go into

:32:17.:32:22.

the repechage, because the Venezuelan did nothing wrong. He

:32:22.:32:27.

was being forced off his line. I think you are bright, Shane Perkins

:32:27.:32:37.

is at fault. You cannot force the Venezuela to surrender the front.

:32:37.:32:45.

Meanwhile, the next week. We will notify you of any relegation of the

:32:45.:32:55.
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Venezuelan. The forepeak, between Robert Foerstemann of Germany...

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Just take a look at the size of this further. Extremely powerful.

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He will be riding against the rider really shop in the previous round,

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amazing acceleration. He is up against the track craft of Robert

:33:28.:33:38.
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Foerstemann, an interesting match. Yes. On experience, you would

:33:38.:33:45.

favour Robert Foerstemann. The Trinidadian won the gold medal in

:33:45.:33:52.

the Pan American sprint this year. He has also had a gold medal in the

:33:52.:33:57.

Central American championships in 2010. Robert Foerstemann prides

:33:57.:34:02.

with a much higher quality of competitors. He is trying to

:34:02.:34:07.

intimidate his opponent, he is trying to draw him in. Invite him

:34:07.:34:17.
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to go underneath it and then closing the door. A neat move.

:34:20.:34:25.

Watch Robert Foerstemann, he has got awesome power. That is superbly

:34:25.:34:33.

done by Philip. He is not afraid of reputations. The German has got

:34:33.:34:40.

work today. He has got to get those powerful legs working. Can he get

:34:40.:34:50.
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on to the shoulder? Look at that, that is a scalp! A good victory! He

:34:51.:34:59.

celebrates. Did you see anything untoward? We will have to take a

:34:59.:35:09.
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look. There was some weaving about, but we cannot at the replay. -- we

:35:10.:35:15.

can look at the replay. Venezuelan in the previous heat has

:35:15.:35:21.

been relegated. Shane Perkins has been declared the winner. Both play

:35:21.:35:25.

and the same game. Robert Foerstemann started it, but his

:35:25.:35:34.

opponent finished it. This is where we were looking. Teacher the day

:35:34.:35:44.
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being held in high. -- beach with a day being held him high. I cannot

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see anything there that was to answer warder. He is showing better

:35:52.:35:55.

form than in the world championships. Do you get the

:35:55.:36:01.

feeling that the coach is happy?! They are exceeding expectations. He

:36:01.:36:09.

went really well. He is happy. certainly is. Shane Perkins has

:36:09.:36:14.

been promoted, his opponent has been relegated. That is the reverse

:36:14.:36:19.

of the way they finished. There was nothing wrong with what you just

:36:19.:36:25.

saw, we have two to go. I am not sure about that, I thought Shane

:36:25.:36:30.

Perkins tried to go up the inside. I cannot see what the Venezuelan

:36:30.:36:37.

could have done. What more is he supposed to do? If the rider tries

:36:37.:36:44.

to go up the inside and there is, how could he be blamed? They are so

:36:44.:36:48.

pedantic about disqualifying people in the team sprints, and I agree

:36:48.:36:55.

with you, the Venezuelan was in the Channel, but he has been penalised.

:36:55.:37:02.

This is the penultimate heat. Denis Dmitriev of Russia, the former

:37:02.:37:09.

European sprint champion. He is riding against the Malaysian on the

:37:09.:37:17.

inside. Words of encouragement from the coach to the donation. -- to

:37:17.:37:27.
:37:27.:37:39.

Gregory Bauge, and he is getting back to his form. If you think back

:37:39.:37:44.

to the World Cup, 18 months ago, he crashed heavily, and he had a

:37:44.:37:49.

splinter 18 inches long, straight through his calf. He had to go to

:37:49.:37:55.

the hospital and have it taken out. That cost him most of the next

:37:55.:38:00.

season, but he is coming back. can look at YouTube and see the

:38:00.:38:06.

video. Do not do it while you are having a male! It was quite extreme.

:38:06.:38:12.

He finished the race. Yes, that was the staggering thing, but shot

:38:12.:38:18.

kicked him. He had to have an operation. But he is a nice Fano.

:38:18.:38:26.

He is a crowd-pleaser, 24 years of age. For May, he is more courageous

:38:26.:38:36.
:38:36.:38:45.

in the keirin. He always throws his be to show some respect to Denis

:38:45.:38:54.

Dmitriev. The door has been opened, and Dennis Dimitri of said Bankia.

:38:54.:39:03.

-- he said thank you. Has he got the power and speed? Denis Dmitriev

:39:03.:39:07.

wins. That was underpinned by the mistake he made coming into the

:39:07.:39:15.

finishing straight. I noticed they were both riding around defence.

:39:15.:39:19.

When you are believed wider, that is inviting get somebody to dive

:39:19.:39:29.
:39:29.:39:31.

underneath. He was not sure which side to pass. The fastest of all

:39:31.:39:41.
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the heats. 70 kilometres per hour, 70 kilometres put away the long way

:39:51.:39:57.

Van, you would need to be 80 kilometres per hour. The malaise in

:39:57.:40:03.

will go into the red this Welsh. -- the Malaysian will go into the

:40:03.:40:13.
:40:13.:40:15.

depths charge. One more heed to go. There is Jason Kenny, called as a

:40:15.:40:21.

cucumber. He won easily, setting the Olympic record of in the time

:40:21.:40:26.

trial this morning. He is having a talk with his coach, but he looks

:40:26.:40:36.
:40:36.:40:39.

pretty sharp to me. The final heat. On the outside, the American

:40:39.:40:49.
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impressed us this morning. I can tell you that, while we are

:40:53.:40:58.

commentating, we are getting some analysis, and the judges were

:40:58.:41:03.

correct on the previous right. Shane Perkins was first inside the

:41:03.:41:13.
:41:13.:41:15.

breadline. -- inside the red line. We can only talk about what we see!

:41:15.:41:19.

What it means is that the Commonwealth Games champion from

:41:19.:41:24.

New Delhi has got to fight his way back through the repechage. This is

:41:24.:41:34.
:41:34.:42:05.

competition, and a fantastic ride by him in qualifying. The best

:42:05.:42:10.

American sprint performance for a long time. The current national

:42:10.:42:15.

sprint and keirin champion, coached by Jamie Staff. He is learning a

:42:15.:42:25.
:42:25.:42:26.

lot from him. He was a World BMX champion early in his career. The

:42:26.:42:30.

Czech Republic rider is a former BMX rider. He has been allowed to

:42:30.:42:39.

keep his height. He can run into the slipstream. Look at the

:42:39.:42:47.

acceleration of Watkins. That is hugely impressive. It is all over.

:42:47.:42:57.
:42:57.:43:09.

opportunity by the Czech Republic rider, not the sharpest rise we

:43:09.:43:15.

have seen, just brute power, but this is the opportunity with these

:43:15.:43:25.
:43:25.:43:33.

Championships not here, which is a crying shame. It will not affect

:43:33.:43:37.

the gold medal match, but the further down we go, it will

:43:37.:43:41.

interfere with the competition, but it gives an opportunity for the

:43:41.:43:51.
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It was a big decision for British cycling, they could only choose one

:44:06.:44:15.

sprinter. It was between Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy, and the

:44:15.:44:18.

selectors went with Jason Kenny, he broke an Olympic record this

:44:18.:44:23.

morning, and he just went off on his own den. He was so smooth that.

:44:23.:44:33.
:44:33.:44:33.

He knew what he was to ring. -- what he was doing. He just takes it

:44:34.:44:39.

on and he rides down from the track. He is not accelerating as much as

:44:39.:44:47.

he has to, he just keeps his speed up. He does not have to go for in

:44:47.:44:56.

the last 50 metres. He did a super- fast time, still. He is not going

:44:56.:45:03.

forecast, he is up for a medal. can either go cat and mouse, or you

:45:03.:45:08.

just go for it. What does that tell you about his mind set? He is

:45:08.:45:13.

confident, he is in great shape, he can take it on. He is not thinking

:45:13.:45:21.

about who is on the track with him. If he takes it on, he will win.

:45:21.:45:24.

imagine that Shane Perkins is feeling relieved, because he is

:45:24.:45:29.

back in. We thought that the result would stand after this. Explain

:45:29.:45:39.
:45:39.:45:39.

this. The deadline is the sprinter's line. Once you are in it,

:45:39.:45:45.

you cannot go in or out. The original replay did not show quite

:45:45.:45:55.
:45:55.:46:00.

far back, but this one, it is Perkins is already underneath the

:46:00.:46:07.

red line. It was a difficult call. It probably would have been fine

:46:07.:46:17.
:46:17.:46:19.

under different circumstances. But You think the correct decision?

:46:19.:46:29.
:46:29.:46:31.

is debatable. It was a difficult call to make. If it was the other

:46:31.:46:39.

way round, he would have a load of Aussies appearing in! All in all,

:46:39.:46:47.

Jason Kenny's Olympics court Dublin today. -- it got going today.

:46:47.:46:55.

would have been a tough call by the selectors. He was the perfect

:46:55.:47:02.

choice to make. You've heard the gun go off, this is the points race

:47:02.:47:07.

as far as the omnium is concerned. We will explain it later, but

:47:07.:47:14.

pushed the red button if you would like to watch. As well as that,

:47:14.:47:18.

we'd go for another gold medal in the Velodrome.

:47:18.:47:24.

We will be back soon. I can tell you what is happening elsewhere. We

:47:24.:47:30.

will pause for the news. There is plenty of sport continuing. The

:47:30.:47:37.

mixed doubles semi-final, and the maverick and Norman Robson have won

:47:37.:47:46.

the first set -- Andy Murray and Laura Robson. Britain taking on

:47:46.:47:51.

China in the women's hockey. Kate Walsh is back in the team. A draw

:47:51.:47:57.

would get Britain through to the semi-final. It has been a fantastic

:47:57.:48:05.

Coverage of the afternoon's events, including the women's tennis final at Wimbledon. The Russians won all three medals in this event in Beijing in 2008.

Plus news of women's trampolining, where Britain's Kat Driscoll will be trying to impress. There is also the possibility of Britain's men's football team being in quarter-final action if they have finished second in their preliminary group.

14.00 Tennis: Women's singles gold medal match 15.35 Trampolining

Tennis commentators: Andrew Cotter Sam Smith Tracy Austin Virginia Wade

Trampoline commentators: Mitch Fenner Christine Still.


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