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BBC Two: Day 10: 18.00-19.00

Featuring the conclusion of cycling's men's sprint competition, the women's sprint quarter-finals and women's omnium elimination race.


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Welcome to Olympic Park if you weren't with us on BBC1 a moment

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ago, the news is Britain has another gold medal, their 17th at

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lopped 20 twelve. It was won by the team show jumping team in a

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thrilling jump off against the Netherlands and there was a bronze

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for Beth Tweddle in the gymnastics. Las bronze for Nicola Adams in the

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boxing. She won her quarter finals. So plenty of success and maybe more

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in the velodrome. Let's rejoin Jake. We're hoping for more success. One

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newspaper described this place as the medal factory. It may stamp out

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a new medal. We're going into what could be the final race for the

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men's sprint. It is Jason Kenny against Gregory Bauge. What would

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Jason be thinking about now? You can't have two riders who know each

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other better. Yes I guess it could come down to who is the most

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composed. I think Kenny has better legs than Bauge just now. We work a

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lot with the sigh Coll skrist, I did a lot. -- psychologist. You're

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not thinking about the podium and that medal. He is has -- he has one

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more race. He will be thinking one lap at a time and get this guy into

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the position I want him to be. You are not thinking about outcomes.

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Wen you do that, it puts pressure on you and you're not thinking what

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the world or Britain is thinking. You're thinking right here and

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right now. Whether its you against the best in the world on the tour,

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or whether in here when you're in an undue rans event, how much are

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you tailoring what you do to your specific opponent? A lot of people

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do look at the other opponents. But I don't. In unDee rans racing you

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shouldn't. -- endurance racing. Track sprinting a lot different. I

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have been one to say I don't understand why you base your

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tactics around beating somebody else. That is what happened in the

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road race. I have always been, we will have a plan and if we execute

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it we should win. You're wondering why the crowd are roaring, still

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work out who will make it through to the final of women's sprint. The

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men's sprint is a tiet that will Chris Hoy picked up in the last

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Olympics. How do you think Kenny has dealt with the pressure of

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being chosen ahead of Chris Hoy. is very laid back and calm. Even in

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Beijing, I was impressed with him. He wasn't faezed -- fazed. As a

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senior athlete, you have so much exposure to other events you start

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the build up emotional baggage. With Jason there is not that. He

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just shows up and rides his bike. He is very well compose and can get

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together and focus on what he needs to do. I don't think he worries

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about kwhra people say. Can I tell you a story about him in Beijing.

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We threw home and he lent me one of his medals so I could get an

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upgrade on the flight! Well they come in handy. So it is Kenny

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against Bauge. We have spoken about Bauge, now Bauge, he is a multiple

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world champion. He has the making of Kenny in this second heat?

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here today, don't think so. It will be close, but GB are good at

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perfecting what we call the taper, that final phase of training. They

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just seem, we always seem to get the edge. At the World Championship

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in the team sprint, France was half a second quicker than us. With

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turned that around half a second for the Olympics and it is

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reflected here with other performances by GB. Even myself I

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didn't predict anywhere near the performances that we have seen from

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Britain. So whatever they do and put in the water, it works. They

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have done well. To make it clear, the main course here is Jason Kenny

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against Gregory Bauge for the gold medal in the men's sprint. But

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before that, we will give you starter. This will be interesting.

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Phillip is taking on the Australia Perkins. A gutsy performance from

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Phillip in the first heat. Can he do something? I think so it was

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kind of close. He is being himself. He is brave. He is and again he is

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very talented. Some people have it and some people get it. Sprinting

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is very hard to learn and you either get it or you don't. Njisane

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got it and he is only 21 and he will develop and get better and

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faster. This is the fight for the bronze. The riders are preparing

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themselves. Now it is all about man versus man. In a moment Jason Kenny

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will go for gold. But first we will tpwiend out who will get the bronze.

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So over to your commentators. Top top Njisane Phillip with a problem.

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He has got to win this to take it He has got to win this to take it

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to a decider. Let's hope his coaching will reflect and he is not

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carrying a legacy of doubt, having been beaten by the Australian in

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race one. Best performance by far from the rider from Trinidad. He

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has mixed wit the best here and shown he is a worthy finalist. Per

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-- Perkins, very strong in that last round. He needs to try and

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control the Australian. But Perkins has so much experience. It is hard

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to know what he can do. Roger Gibbon was their great sprinter in

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the 60s. This man is a successor to those riders. Australia have won

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gold medal in the competition with Ryan A by a -- with Ryan Baillie in

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Athens. Can Perkins get a bronze here? They're not hanging around

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and Njisane Phillip looks like he wants to get on with this. And he

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caught hip napping there and Perkins saw the door open and the

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Australian has gone down the inside and committed himself. The man from

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Trinidad was caught. That gap won't be closed. Njisane cannot do it.

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Perkins salutes the crowd and the bronze is his. And in a quick time.

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Njisane Phillip has tired a bit as the competition has gone on.

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Consistency is a big part of it. Perkins rode well there. Totally

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commuted -- committed with three quarters of a lap to go. Even then

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he looked back and he wasn't going to let himself be used as a carrot.

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It was a great ride. Jason Kenny I can tell you is already out, being

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strapped in. Just in the well of the track, ready for race two.

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Bauge as well. So they will will be coming up to take their positions

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on the line as we just, that was where the victory was underpinned.

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The door opened and Perkins went for it and there was no man Njisane

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Phillip could close that gap down. The applause is ringing out now. As

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out on to the track come the two gladiators who will fight this out

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in race two. Bauge with a mountain to climb, because Kenny is brimming

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with confidence and he won race one comfortably. They will have to with

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wait for Shane Perkins to go. On the other side of the track, he is

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celebrating. Kenny, yes, he can win. Having seen him in the first race,

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I think that I'm inclined to agree. There is the face of Bauge. He must

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be thinking what a cheek to intrude on my turf, I'm the triple world

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champion. But he knows he is racing against a terrier, 24-year-old

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Kenny from Bolton.Less looking to continue the gold rush and the

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crowd, it is absolutely packed to capacity and on the banking

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everyone is standing to get a good view. I was going to say standing

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room only. But there is no standing room left. It has beeny night. But

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somehow we have more people here tonight. This is it. Doubt is not

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an option and they cannot have any doubt in their minds now. Kenny

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leading it off. If he can win this it is two strait and he is the

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Olympic champion. This is what makes the nerves jangle, believe me.

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Conditiony just keeping an eye out on -- Kenny just keeping an eye out

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on Bauge, this big Frenchman. certainly not out of it. He is

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still in fantastic form here. Kenny knows it. He will take some

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controlling. But that last round, I was surprised at the pace of Jason

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Kenny. Completed the final 200 metres at 70 kilometres an hour.

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Listen to the crowd. Skhr the coach just shouting something to Keny --

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to Keny I -- shouting something to Kenny. Now into the back straight.

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One and a half laps to go. Will Kenny take Bauge on from the front.

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Is his confidence that much? But a lap and Kenny with one lap to go.

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Standing between him and the gold. Bauge trying to come up. He is not

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going to do it. Kenny has got the head of race and Bauge won't take

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it. Hen erKenny is the champion and wins the gold and he won it in

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style with fantastic confidence. So lack at this, the celebrations

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unfolding and Bauge had no answer at all to Jason Kenny. Silver in

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Beijing, gold in London, what a handing over of the mantle. He is a

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triple Olympic gold medallist. That is his second gold medal here.

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Great Britain continue to hoover up the golds. A brilliant performance

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by Kenny. He salutes the crowd as he rolls around. But he rode with

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so much confidence. Here is a chance to see the images. Fan it is

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aically - fantastically powerful. Bauge had nothing. He had tired

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through competition and that is one thing you have got to be able to

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sprint time after time. Kenny just looks as sharp as he did when they

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came in. He knew he had got it there with 100 metres to go. There

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is the coach going wild! So Kenny moves and carves his name into

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sporting mystery. He becomes the second British man to win the gold

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medal in the Olympic games for the sprint. The first Sir Chris Hoy in

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Beijing. The second Jason Kenny. Here he is and the celebrations now

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begin to unfold. The sixth gold for the GB cycling team. Is they're

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following on from Beijing. They said it wouldn't be possible to

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replicate that kind of performance. Well Keir think British team wasn't

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listening. -- well clearly the British team wasn't listening.

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Bauge bemused by the speed of Kenny. He is on record as having ridden

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the fastest second lap ever in the team sprint. Here, my goodness me,

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Ken Yip at his best. I remember comebt Taiting on him when he was a

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world junior champion. Now he has got three Olympics golds. It was a

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huge margin on the line. Yes at this level. I thought he would have

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to fight hard with Bauge, but well, in the end he dominated. There we

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are. They acknowledge each other's sporting ability. And Gregory Bauge

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knows that he met a better man here in London. Celebrations will go on

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long into the night here. Every time they leave the arena, the

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masses of crowds are all carrying the flags and celebrating and the

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talk as you leave as well in the station is all about the cycling

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achievements. But Jason Kenny is talking with his legs. Clearly was

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talking with his legs. Clearly was looking a bit hot.

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Another gold medal for Team GB, the sixth gold medal for cycling. Jason

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Huge congratulation. That was a spectacular piece of sprinting. So

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much expectation coming into this - how does it feel to deliver? It is

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amazing. Like you say, I hadn't even thought about it until the

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final round, and then it suddenly dawned on me. Knowing you have

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someone on the sideline who definitely would not give that

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second sprint away. I was really pleased to deliver for the team.

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silver medal in Beijing, then after that ride Chris Hoy said this is

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the man who will win in London, and he also predicted he would set such

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a fast qualifier. Is he Mystic Meg? I am beginning to wonder. He is

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losing his touch on Usain Bolt, didn't give him a fast enough time.

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You look like you are in the form of your life. We always looked

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Gregory Bauge would be the man to beat but you didn't even need to

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take him to a third ride. We were really close once again, but in the

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world championships he has been a slightly faster rider for start of

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their I qualified, or three days ago I qualified quicker so I am

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pleased with that. I like racing against Gregory Bauge, it is always

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an exciting race so I am really pleased. I will let you go and

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collect your third gold medal. Congratulations to Jason Kenny, the

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third gold medal of his career. Jamie, you shed the team sprint

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with him four years ago - your emotions watching that unfolding?

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He deserves it. Just looking at his character, when you see him being

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interviewed he is quite laid-back, but when he puts the helmet on he

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turns into a different person and it is also under siege. He is a

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fighter on that track, and he will not give anything away. The time

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trial gives a lot away. Even two tenths difference between you and

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your opponents shows what is ahead and he was clearly faster. Gregory

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Bauge threw everything he had. you really believe he didn't think

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about becoming the Olympic champion until just before he got on the

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bike? I don't know, I actually believe him to be fair. You can

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imagine how much energy it took out of him just fighting for his

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position with Chris. If you start thinking about an event after the

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one you are going for any way - he had to do the team sprint - it will

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compromise that. You have to shift your focus, and the more nervous

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energy you have, the more you are thinking about it, the more energy

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you are losing. You have to shut off your emotions. We talked about

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the fact British cycling were back into a corner after their dominance

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in Beijing, the rules changed so you could only have one rider in

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each competition, and as we take a look at this final ride it is worth

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pointing out to people that it came down to the two best sprinters in

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the world. Gregory Bauge is so good at this event. If it had been the

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old rules, you would have seen Chris and Jason at it again, and he

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really deserves it. Gregory Bauge has been around quite a while,

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probably six or seven years at this level so he is very experienced and

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strong. Team GB just has a way of performing on the day. Already,

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other nations, Germany have started asking questions about where this

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has come from because we are dominating once again. We have

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picked up a medal in everything except one event in the Velodrome

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and it was not expected because Great Britain slipped back in the

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intervening years since Beijing but it is about having form at the

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right time. That's right, looking at the endurance rides we came back

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and it was close even at the World Championships this year. We came to

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the Olympic Games here in London and they have hit it on the head.

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They saved everything they can - all the equipment and everything

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has been saved to use here and they have performed. We know that Great

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Britain have superbly equipment, and Chris Boardman makes sure they

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keep one step ahead of the opposition, but this was as much

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about stunning riding on a bike as much as the equipment. Absolutely,

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it is probably frustrating because some of this equipment has not been

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out of the cupboard for four years, like these wheels. There has been

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some development recently with new handlebars, New cranks. We are

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talking about such minuscule gaining here, but it can help. If

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Jason can get on to that line knowing he has the best bike in the

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world, even if maybe it isn't, he thinks that. The equipment, the

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helmet, the clothing, you have so much confidence. Chris Hoy has been

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nicknamed Mystic Meg, and he said four years ago Jason Kenny would

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win this medal. His Olympic experience is far from over. Here's

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24 years old, he was 20 in Beijing. A lot of the guys here, they were

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younger than 27 but looking at Chris Hoy, you look at how many

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Olympics he has done and Jason can carry on and do that, I'm sure.

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you think this is the sweetest gold medal for him so far? I think so.

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He will be proud of that. Gregory Bauge said he would rather race

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Chris because he is a true champion so I know there was a bit of

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vengeance. Come on, he has three gold medals. You can't claim he is

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not a real-world champion. It is maybe a slightly bitter Gregory

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Bauge talking their because Great Britain have won a gold medal once

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again. This is dominance. We have had seven events and Great Britain

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have picked up medals in six of them, five gold medals and one

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bronze. It is far from over yet. We still have Chris Hoy to go in the

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keirin, Victoria Pendleton in the sprint, and the omnium with Laura

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Trott. If you are fresh to track cycling, the omnium is all about

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having six events and being consistent as possible. At the end

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of those events, having the fewest number of points. Laura Trott

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dropped behind Sarah Hammer of the USA, so this is the elimination. It

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is a real crowd-pleaser. For those new to this, what is it about?

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elimination race is as simple as it is an elimination race. He will

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have already done that joke once. Every two laps is a sprint, and the

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last person gets taken out of the race. They keep whittling them down

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until there are two girls left and they sprint for the wind. May have

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a little box on their handlebars that will light up when they are

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out of the race. It used to be in the old days it was a bit confusing,

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people wouldn't go out, and it affected the result but now they

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Arabic more on it. It is as simple as that. What now expecting from

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Laura Trott? She is good at this event so she enjoys it. She is

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light, she has good acceleration, so I think she will be fine. I

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would be surprised if she was not would be surprised if she was not

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left in the top three at the end of this race. On her way to becoming

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the world omnium champion. We have seen so much excitement in the

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Velodrome, but even after picking up the gold medal for Jason Kenny,

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I think there is more to come. Keep an eye out for Laura Trott.

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She is a real crowd-pleaser and she excels in the elimination race. You

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have to concentrate on the back of the race and not the front because

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it is the last rider over the line that is eliminated. The place not

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to ride in the event is at the back because you are expending too much

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energy. The place to ride is like Tara Whitten at the front. Gonzalez

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of Venezuela has the red light flashing, and that tells her that

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she is eliminated. Up they have only 30 seconds of riding between

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these eliminations and that is why it is fast. It is really hard for

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the riders at the back. They have got to come a long way round. The

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rider at the back is clearly carrying fatigue in her legs after

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the points race. I reckon she just about survive because it looked

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like Williams, No. 14, on that occasion. Williams is the

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representative from Colombia, 34 years of age. Laura Trott in the

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middle of the field can write this from the back or the front. She has

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very good tactical awareness. She really gave a fright at the World

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Championships. She did. This time on the line, it looked very much to

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me like Lee of China. She is out. We see a bunch of bodies, Laura

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Trott sees opportunities to move forward. She is in a comfortable

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position now. She went through gaps in Melbourne that were not there,

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and we were holding our breath. Sharakova is sitting at the back at

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the moment, and Laura Trott is comfortably in the wheels. The

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Colombian that I feel should have been eliminated... His showing on

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our images that she was but the judges have got 10 seconds to make

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a call. This happened in the race with Ed Clancy, and they made a

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couple of errors that affected the medals table. The Polish Rider it

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is still sitting at the back and she surely can't last much longer

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because her legs must be burning from the last race. The crowd are

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getting quite emanated here. I think she survived. -- other crowd

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are getting quite animated. She has still riding this race. Williams

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has been eliminated twice and she is stubbornly ignoring the line

:28:11.:28:16.

flashing that she should leave the race. This can cause a problem.

:28:16.:28:21.

one rider thinks they have another one behind them so they are saved,

:28:21.:28:26.

that could really alter things here. The Polish Rider is again at the

:28:27.:28:34.

back, and Garcia of Cuba is beside her. Number 14 retired of her own

:28:34.:28:41.

volition - oh, that was Williams. Yes, she eventually understood that.

:28:41.:28:51.
:28:51.:28:53.

Number 20 is eliminated again, Sanchez of France. Laura Trott in a

:28:53.:28:58.

great position in third place. Sarah Hammer on the front. She

:28:58.:29:03.

likes to roam around almost like an individual pursuit on the front.

:29:04.:29:10.

Surely the Polish Rider will not survive again this time? I think it

:29:10.:29:20.
:29:20.:29:24.

was the Spaniard, Olaberria Dorronso. Tara Whitten riding a

:29:24.:29:27.

perfect elimination race, just sitting on the inside, keeping the

:29:28.:29:34.

field on her shoulder. The New Zealand rider comes to the front,

:29:34.:29:44.
:29:44.:29:46.

and the Polish Rider inevitably moving away from the back. So aware

:29:46.:29:52.

of what is going on behind her. she make it that time? Number 30 is

:29:52.:30:01.

out. Yes, she did! Laura Trott is now moving to the back, and she

:30:01.:30:06.

nearly gave us a heart attack, watching at the World Championship,

:30:06.:30:16.
:30:16.:30:22.

but we realised it was actually her eliminated, Wojtyra. Every

:30:22.:30:27.

confidence there. She just makes her own holes hen she needs to. No

:30:27.:30:35.

panic, just eases through. She is not a big rider. Just 20 years of

:30:35.:30:41.

age and is a product from the Go Ride scheme, where the kids gain

:30:41.:30:45.

confidence in bike control. She is at the back again. Come on, Laura,

:30:45.:30:52.

you have got to find a way. Don't go underneath. Is she going to do

:30:52.:30:59.

it. No? Yes! She wins through again. It was Garcia. I think she does it

:30:59.:31:04.

to us on purpose. Now she is on the front. Did that door open or not.

:31:04.:31:10.

She has found her way through. Oh dear! Trott's gone through is now

:31:10.:31:18.

on the front. That was Garcia that was eliminated. Seven laps

:31:19.:31:22.

remaining now. Edmondson on the outside trying to move around. It

:31:22.:31:30.

is getting quicker. Trott having to sit there. Edmondson is one of the

:31:30.:31:35.

big danger. I think Whitten's gone. The Canadian. And joint leader in

:31:35.:31:41.

the competition. That is a real scalp. That is great for Laura

:31:41.:31:47.

Trott. There is the back wheel of Whitten. Whitten's gone out early

:31:47.:31:53.

and Laura Trott with profit from that. She is holding the field at

:31:53.:31:59.

bay. Whitten was fourth in this at the World Championships. D'Hoore of

:31:59.:32:04.

Belgium coming through. Whitten has been a world champion twice as well.

:32:04.:32:14.
:32:14.:32:14.

Here is Laura. Well done. Kiesanowski is out this time.

:32:14.:32:20.

Hammer comes to the front. She is the other danger rider for Laura

:32:20.:32:25.

Trott. Ed monthson coming right under neath her. You have to be

:32:25.:32:31.

careful doing that with the judges. Six riders left and at the back it

:32:31.:32:41.
:32:41.:32:43.

is the Russian. Roman -- Romanyuta is there. And there is D'Hoore.

:32:43.:32:50.

Here is Romanyuta. On the line that was close. Was it Wild or

:32:50.:32:55.

Romanyuta? I think it was the Belgian. Number seven it was.

:32:55.:33:00.

D'Hoore is out. And the field is thinning out. Laura Trott still in

:33:00.:33:05.

there. She has mved to the back of the field. She is in a great

:33:05.:33:12.

position. Loves this repeated sprints. Let's look at this one. At

:33:12.:33:19.

the back is Hammer. Cowl put her in a box here. Come on Laura, move

:33:19.:33:23.

around and Sara Hammer is in the hot seat. If Hammer goes out that

:33:23.:33:31.

will be to the advantage of Trott. Or Wild I think. Wild of

:33:31.:33:39.

Netherlands. It was Wild. But trot was in a dangerous position. That

:33:39.:33:46.

was a very strong ride from her in second. This is a dangerous lap for

:33:46.:33:54.

what you ra Trott. Hammer was driven by fear. Ed monthson is on

:33:54.:33:58.

the front. They're beginning to wind it up. Laura, you have got to

:33:58.:34:03.

find speed. Don't get put in a box. You have got to come outside. She

:34:03.:34:10.

does. Good riding there. The elimination was the Russian Roman

:34:10.:34:18.

Nuta. I thought we had called her out before. These three riders

:34:18.:34:23.

could rest tonight well clear of the rest after the first three

:34:23.:34:33.

disciplines. Here they come. Edmondson and then Hammer. And then

:34:33.:34:39.

it is Laura Trott. And you have to move up now. Don't let Ed monthson

:34:39.:34:48.

take this. Here is Laura Trott. It is a big sprint. Oh Laura Trott yes,

:34:48.:34:53.

Edmondson beaten there. If Laura Trott would win this, she has won

:34:53.:34:58.

two of the Three disciplines. A straight up sprint between these

:34:58.:35:03.

two now. She is showing she is one of the riders on form. I will give

:35:03.:35:08.

to it Laura Trott. They're riding it like a spript competition. It is

:35:08.:35:15.

almost like the event has changed. If Laura Trott wins this her points

:35:15.:35:22.

will be 12 and Hammer's will be less. Trott has got it. She comes

:35:22.:35:28.

over the top and she will win the race. The third event in the omnium.

:35:28.:35:32.

Great riding, Laura. She gets a point to that to add to her tally,

:35:33.:35:39.

so she has 12 and Hammer finishing second, she gets two and she has 12.

:35:39.:35:46.

But Trott has won two of the three events, so she is the leader.

:35:46.:35:52.

about consis tenty si. -- consistency. She is actually

:35:52.:35:57.

giggling as she goes around. She loves this event. She has won the

:35:57.:36:01.

test event, the World Championships and now she is leading at the

:36:01.:36:06.

midway point here in the Olympic Games. Laura Trott, you are a joy

:36:06.:36:16.

to watch. This for me is her speciality. She loves it. Just

:36:16.:36:20.

think, she will go to bed tonight and will be full of confidence.

:36:20.:36:25.

Tomorrow she will come out for the individual pursuit and she is good

:36:25.:36:30.

at that. Hammer has been a four- time world champion. But trot with

:36:30.:36:37.

the ride a good 3,000 as well. she was third at the World

:36:37.:36:41.

Championships. But the gap was less than a tenth of a second then. We

:36:41.:36:47.

expect a strong ride. But that was a dominant sprint. Laura Trott,

:36:47.:36:52.

here she goes, phenomenal. She was marooned at the back on several

:36:52.:36:56.

occasions. But well I don't know, with confidence she found herself

:36:56.:37:01.

through the wheels and put herself on the front. That young youthful

:37:01.:37:06.

face belies her strength and confidence. Laura Trott wins her

:37:06.:37:13.

second discipline. What a start. A nice wave to the crowd, who love

:37:13.:37:17.

her. She is such an entertainer. Hammer's pleased as well. She has

:37:18.:37:27.

had a good opening day. It is about consistency as well and that is

:37:27.:37:32.

what Hammer is about. Whitten will ride strongly tomorrow. But she had

:37:32.:37:42.
:37:42.:37:45.

a shocker there. She was eighth. Already these riders will down the

:37:45.:37:52.

field here. Remember in the omnium, it is all about scoring the least

:37:52.:38:02.

points at the end of the six competitions. Now then I think

:38:02.:38:07.

Laura's arrived with Jill. Let's hear what she has to say. Wh a

:38:08.:38:14.

fantastic day at the office. That had the crowd on their feet.

:38:14.:38:23.

are they boog. That is not me is it? No not you. "O'I don't think. I

:38:24.:38:33.
:38:34.:38:34.

think. We're just checking why ther booing. Oh. No unseems to know. You

:38:34.:38:41.

had a lovely smile on your face. Yes, I enjoyed it. I don't know

:38:41.:38:48.

what they're booing for. I don't know if I have been relegated.

:38:48.:38:53.

will have to go with the result. You looked strong. Yes I feel

:38:53.:38:59.

strong. I did a lot of work for the race. I can only hope for better

:38:59.:39:09.
:39:09.:39:13.

Some confusion, we saw something that would lead to her being

:39:13.:39:21.

demoted. No she rode that perfectly. And she managed to break Sarah

:39:21.:39:28.

Hammer on the last sprint. She rode it perfectly. She was a joy to

:39:28.:39:35.

watch. It was exciting. Good bumps. She came from the back and took it

:39:35.:39:39.

up to the front. Where ever she wanted to be, she was in control.

:39:39.:39:44.

That was a beautiful race to watch. A couple of close moments. There

:39:44.:39:48.

were, but that is about thrilling the crowd. I think she is doing it

:39:48.:39:55.

for the crowd. This is that final sprint. She showed us strength in

:39:55.:39:59.

her legs. She has already picked up a gold at the games and she is

:39:59.:40:04.

still working hard. Sarah Hammer was five or ten laps before this,

:40:04.:40:12.

you could see a lot of girls were labouring. I thought Laura was.

:40:12.:40:18.

she was playing with you. She was. It is good way to do it to pick off

:40:18.:40:22.

the weaker riders at the start. You're not fighting for position

:40:22.:40:27.

and you get to the stronger riders at the finish and then you have to

:40:27.:40:33.

position yourself. But at the start you can pick them off one by one.

:40:33.:40:39.

Give us an idea how tough it is. I saw a quote where she said she

:40:39.:40:44.

likes it she rides so hard she tastes the pain in her mouth. How

:40:44.:40:52.

tough is that? It is horrible. It is a horrible vent. It builds up,

:40:53.:41:00.

but the speed gets slower and slower. And you're sprinty 30

:41:00.:41:06.

seconds. You don't want to hear that bell. But this is about

:41:06.:41:11.

consistency and not just your performance and Whitten of Canada

:41:11.:41:15.

struggling. Yes a big disappointment for Whitten. Nowhere

:41:15.:41:18.

near where she wanted to finish. That will push her down the tables.

:41:18.:41:26.

Still got the top three here. We're aiming for consistency and you need

:41:26.:41:36.
:41:36.:41:38.

to finish top four or five to way these girls are setting off. So we

:41:38.:41:48.
:41:48.:41:58.

are half way through. It finishes It is all about finishing the with

:41:58.:42:03.

the fewest points. Soon we will be live again and we will stand and

:42:03.:42:10.

hear the national anthem. We're not becoming overconfident. There is

:42:10.:42:16.

still a lot of medals up for grabs. And Laura Trott continues her quest

:42:16.:42:22.

for a medal. But we will see yoi shortly for that gold to be awarded

:42:22.:42:32.

to Jason Kenny. Sue. We will look for erforward to that. Jason Kenny

:42:32.:42:37.

winning Britain's 18th gold medal. If you're just come home. Here are

:42:37.:42:45.

If you're just come home. Here are the headlines. It was a stunning

:42:45.:42:52.

fifth gold for Britain as Jason Kenny beat Gregory Bauge to win

:42:52.:43:02.
:43:02.:43:04.

sprint gold. And Britain has it first jumping gold in 60 years.

:43:04.:43:11.

Beth Tweddle is the first British woman to win an Olympic gymnastics

:43:11.:43:18.

with a bronze t. And British boxer Nicola Adams is assured of at least

:43:18.:43:25.

a bronze after winning her quarter- final. So it has been an amazing

:43:25.:43:32.

day and wonderful news for berth Tweddle, she has won world and

:43:32.:43:37.

European title, she has won her first Olympic medal. But now back

:43:37.:43:44.

to the velodrome and another victorious bri on the will stand on

:43:44.:43:54.
:43:54.:43:54.

the podium. And well done to berth. Gymnastics are on a high. -- well

:43:54.:44:00.

done to Beth. Chris Boardman and Hugh Porter have been watching.

:44:00.:44:06.

Chris I have started to see in the papers, people are questioning how

:44:06.:44:09.

papers, people are questioning how Britain have found this form.

:44:09.:44:13.

have seen it before. I saw it in Beijing, there was a lot of success

:44:13.:44:19.

and everyone was looking for a reason. In London it is called

:44:19.:44:29.

peaking. It is to do with excellent they have done right. I heard talk

:44:29.:44:32.

of the French saying they have special wheels in bags. They put

:44:32.:44:38.

them in bags to keep them clean. It is the same wheels they used in

:44:38.:44:44.

Athens. The main thing about the wheels is they're round. And now

:44:44.:44:48.

another gold for Britain. For someone who has loved this sport,

:44:48.:44:53.

what have the last few years been like? I consider I'm a lucky person

:44:53.:44:59.

to sit here. I mean, I cannot believe ity time I come to an

:44:59.:45:03.

Olympic games, all the performance ps beat what I have seen before.

:45:03.:45:08.

Jason Kenny, I have always believed he would one day be the best

:45:08.:45:15.

sprinter in the world. I just hope that we can continue as we're doing.

:45:15.:45:21.

It is astonishing the gold rush, we are going to equal the performances

:45:21.:45:31.
:45:31.:45:32.

They will let you take it away. A great big smile on the face of

:45:32.:45:39.

Jason Kenny, he is the Olympic champion in the men's sprint.

:45:39.:45:44.

This is the presentation of the medals for the men's sprint. The

:45:44.:45:47.

winner of the bronze medal representing Australia is Shane

:45:47.:45:52.

Perkins. He was a gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games in this

:45:52.:45:57.

discipline, but it is silver he was after and he didn't make it through.

:45:57.:46:02.

He settles for a bronze medal. His father was a bronze medal-winner in

:46:03.:46:11.

the sprint in the Commonwealth Games the number of years ago. And

:46:11.:46:18.

the winner of the silver medal is Gregory Bauge from France. Two

:46:18.:46:24.

silver medals for him in the Olympic Games here in London. He

:46:24.:46:30.

got himself a silver in the team sprint, and now he has a silver in

:46:30.:46:40.
:46:40.:46:54.

The Olympic champion and gold medal-winner, representing Great

:46:54.:47:04.
:47:04.:47:04.

Britain, Jason Kenny! A silver medal-winner in Beijing takes the

:47:04.:47:10.

next step on the podium here, the top spot. He is the Olympic

:47:10.:47:13.

champion for the sprint and that is his second gold medal here in

:47:13.:47:19.

London. His tally of medals in the Olympic competition now moves to

:47:19.:47:29.
:47:29.:47:30.

three. The battle he has had with Chris Hoy to get him here, I think

:47:30.:47:40.
:47:40.:48:16.

that is what has made him. So emotional. The whole audience on

:48:16.:48:23.

their feet singing the national anthem. Jason Kenny, such a

:48:23.:48:33.
:48:33.:48:34.

likeable quiet feller. Comes from Bolton, and there will be a few

:48:34.:48:42.

celebrations there. Jason Kenny, Olympic champion and golden medal

:48:42.:48:51.

winner. A silver going to Gregory Bauge of France and the bronze

:48:51.:48:56.

medal going to Shane Perkins of Australia. We have just seen

:48:56.:49:01.

confidence brimming over from Laura Trott so we could still win many,

:49:01.:49:07.

many more medals on the final day. We can look forward to Chris Hoy in

:49:07.:49:13.

the keirin. What a shot that is. Well done, you are the Olympic

:49:13.:49:19.

champion. How sweet that will feel to him.

:49:19.:49:25.

Three times he has now been crowned the Olympic champion, but that is

:49:25.:49:29.

the first medal that represents a victory in the solo event. There

:49:29.:49:36.

was so much talk about whether Richard B Jason Kenny or Chris Hoy

:49:36.:49:40.

riding, and they chose Jason Kenny - he didn't disappoint. The

:49:40.:49:46.

continuing success of Great Britain, and to his worth picking up on the

:49:46.:49:49.

discussion about other countries starting to question how Great

:49:49.:49:55.

Britain have picked up their form just up the right time for 2012.

:49:55.:49:58.

You work with the American sprinters. Are you looking at what

:49:59.:50:04.

Great Britain are doing? Are other things going on you are not aware

:50:04.:50:09.

of? I know what they have done. I was part of it, and I am trying to

:50:09.:50:17.

apply that to the USA team. We have made big advances. What they have

:50:17.:50:22.

done back home, it is a big undertaking and it is a lot of

:50:22.:50:26.

commitment from everyone. A lot of staff members don't see their

:50:26.:50:30.

family is four weeks. It is huge commitment and drive, so many

:50:31.:50:38.

different things. Obviously the equipment helps, but you can't take

:50:38.:50:43.

anything away from these athletes. I know you had a special road race

:50:43.:50:48.

bike for the Olympics and that is all to do with the Secret squirrel

:50:48.:50:52.

Club, but congratulations for everything you have done. We will

:50:52.:50:58.

see you here tomorrow in the Velodrome when there are another

:50:58.:51:03.

three big medals up for grabs. The boys were talking about peaking

:51:03.:51:08.

at the right time, what makes a champion. It is power and

:51:08.:51:13.

athleticism, but also about mental toughness and believe, and that is

:51:13.:51:17.

exactly what Dai Greene needs tonight in the 400m hurdles because

:51:17.:51:24.

he only scraped in as one of the fastest qualifiers. How much his

:51:24.:51:34.
:51:34.:51:34.

talent, and how much is in the mind? We have been exploring.

:51:34.:51:39.

The ice is a place in the Olympic Park that very few people get to

:51:39.:51:45.

see. It is a dressing room very much like any other, but it is in

:51:45.:51:49.

places like this, the knocks and crannies of Olympic venues that

:51:49.:51:56.

gold medals will be won and lost. This is the inner sanctum, where

:51:56.:52:01.

the last few crucial moments are spent before stepping out into the

:52:01.:52:04.

megawatt lighting of the competition arena a few yards down

:52:04.:52:10.

the corridor. It is here athletes perform highly secret routines

:52:10.:52:15.

designed to take them into the zone. Here you will see some truly

:52:15.:52:23.

bizarre things. Some athletes in half trances pacing, others with

:52:23.:52:28.

their eyes closed visualising optimum performance. Some athletes

:52:28.:52:32.

en that bizarre superstitions, others offer a silent prayers. In

:52:32.:52:37.

many ways this is one of the most surreal places in sport, but also

:52:37.:52:45.

perhaps one of the most fascinating. Often the final few moments before

:52:45.:52:49.

competition are solitary. You are alone with your thoughts or perhaps

:52:49.:52:54.

your demons, but in many sports solitude is impossible. You are

:52:54.:52:58.

required to spend those final moments up close with your

:52:58.:53:05.

competitors and it is here in the call room that the mind games going

:53:05.:53:12.

to overdrive. From my perspective, these were the guys standing in my

:53:12.:53:16.

way of achieving my objective of a gold medal. I never thought it was

:53:16.:53:20.

personal. I never thought they were trying to destroy my dreams, they

:53:20.:53:25.

were simply trying to win. I did not own winning, I simply wanted to

:53:25.:53:30.

not own winning, I simply wanted to win. Champion athlete, gold-medal

:53:30.:53:34.

athletes, the gold medal mindset if you like, that type of athletes

:53:35.:53:38.

will not see pressure as a problem. They will perceive it as a

:53:38.:53:44.

privilege. I quite enjoyed it actually because the pressure is so

:53:44.:53:49.

high at that point, all other things being equal, so the person

:53:49.:53:54.

who handles that pressure best will have the best performers. There was

:53:54.:54:01.

one competitor, he asked us to pray together. I am not going to pray

:54:01.:54:07.

with you. Most of the guys did that. I am going to battle. There brutal

:54:07.:54:12.

irony is that however good you are, how many sacrifices you have made,

:54:12.:54:17.

it counts for nothing if you can't deliver when it really matters.

:54:17.:54:22.

Four years of preparation for just a few defining moments of action.

:54:22.:54:32.
:54:32.:54:33.

This in many ways is the ultimate sliding Doors moment. The key

:54:33.:54:37.

question is do the psychological rituals that athletes used in the

:54:37.:54:43.

dressing room, and continue to use in the arena, actually work? In

:54:43.:54:48.

short, what do we really know about the dark art of performance

:54:48.:54:53.

psychology? You are already under tremendous pressure and the

:54:53.:54:56.

significance of the moment, and this is what you have been training

:54:56.:55:01.

for for so long, a dream come true to be there, and now you're just

:55:01.:55:06.

that close. You will always have an internal voice saying this is

:55:06.:55:16.
:55:16.:55:18.

dangerous, run away. A psychologist will always say you control the

:55:19.:55:26.

controllables. You can only control how you perform. You narrowing down

:55:26.:55:30.

to something incredibly simple. Sort of ironic now as I have lost

:55:31.:55:37.

my faith, but my faith gave me perspective. It allowed me to

:55:37.:55:41.

disassociate myself from the outcome. You have to do the best

:55:41.:55:46.

you can and let the chips fall as they may. I can only be as good as

:55:46.:55:52.

I can be, and when I crossed the line, I will see where that got me.

:55:52.:55:56.

Performance psychology is to a large extent about the elimination

:55:56.:56:01.

of doubt. In many circumstances doubt is a sensible thing. If

:56:01.:56:06.

someone is trying to sell you an insurance policy, it makes sense to

:56:06.:56:11.

doubt whether what they are saying is true, but in sport doubt is

:56:11.:56:16.

catastrophic. If you do not believe, you are almost certain to fail.

:56:16.:56:20.

That is why visualising a good performance can help eliminate

:56:20.:56:28.

doubt. Superstitions provide reassurance and boost self- belief.

:56:28.:56:32.

Sue position is an interesting phenomenon, particularly in sports

:56:32.:56:41.

psychology because thoughts become things, and what we think there --

:56:41.:56:46.

what we think affects the way we feel. Does similar kind of thing

:56:46.:56:50.

happens in the field of medicine. The sugar pill with no Pharmacology

:56:50.:56:56.

whatsoever can have incredible effect, reducing pain and anxiety,

:56:56.:57:01.

even eliminating nausea so long as you believe it works. As Jonathan

:57:01.:57:05.

Edwards put it, in a different context, any belief can have

:57:05.:57:08.

astonishingly powerful effects providing it is held with

:57:08.:57:14.

sufficient conviction. Maybe that is the key. You need to find

:57:14.:57:20.

something that works for you. Every athlete is an individual. You can

:57:20.:57:25.

take out the sports psychology book and say Michael Johnson did this,

:57:25.:57:31.

Carl Lewis did this, and go on and on, but none of them are who you

:57:31.:57:35.

are and you have to find your own way. Delivering under pressure is a

:57:35.:57:41.

rather brutal thing, but also profoundly subjective one. Many

:57:41.:57:44.

athletes are overcome with nerves, others are afflicted with terrible

:57:44.:57:49.

self-doubt. Is there any wonder they reach for that particular

:57:49.:57:55.

ritual that makes sense to them? That provides reassurance and

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control. Prayer, superstition, visualisation, take your pick. That

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minute difference between victory and defeat on the biggest stage is

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often to be found not in scale or effort, but in the recesses of the

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mind. Fascinating piece by Matthew, but

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the British athletes have certainly got the mindset right here so far.

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A team gold medals, only one medal behind their total in Beijing with

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still six days to go. Will there be another gold medal tonight? Maybe

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because Dai Greene does in the final of the 400m hurdles. If he

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does believe, he could win another gold medal. That is what we are

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Featuring the conclusion of cycling's men's sprint competition.

Cycling track: 18.05 Men's sprint finals - race 2 18.15 Women's sprint quarter-finals - race 3 18.20 Women's omnium elimination race 18.35 Men's sprint finals - race 3

Cycling track commentators: Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.