BBC Two: Day 11: 13.30-14.15 Olympics


BBC Two: Day 11: 13.30-14.15

Hazel Irvine with news and action from across the Games.


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Hello. If you are aware this just a few months ago on BBC One, you will

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have seen the 19th gold medal of these games, won by Alistair

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Brownlee, with his little brother Jonny in the bronze position. We

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will be going back to Hyde Park as soon as we can get hold of the boys

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to chat to them, and for the medal ceremony as well. It seems like

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every way you look today, there are chances for GB athletes, especially

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in the velodrome. Now it is the turn of the Sir Chris Hoy to make

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his considerable presence felt once more. Britain's most decorated an

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Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy defends his keirin title today. He was in

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action in the early rounds of a dramatic event this morning. Let's

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Chris Hoy. So, right on the inside, trying to maintain the front

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position, although he is denied that already by a very keen

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Trinidadian. The story about water nubby, his home town was caught in

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the Japanese tsunami last year, and the locals have been relocated

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throughout the country. His friends and family have come together to

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watch him at these Olympics. Now, another change, and the New Zealand

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rider gets the front position. Then it is Philip F Trinidad, and Sir

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Chris Hoy is 4th. Then a writer at the back is the Russian. The first

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two go through by right, and the rest will go in the rapper charge.

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-- the repechage. He was always renowned for riding from the front

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and controlling the race, but he has also won from the back. That

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was a fantastic race in Beijing, when he was last, he was last, he

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was last, and then he won it. the pace is beginning to lift, and

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the crowd and getting animated here. Philip of Trinidad is coached by

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Jamie Staff, a former world champion. Sir Chris Hoy makes a

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move, and he moves right up. As they come to the line this time, it

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will be two laps to go. And the top two finishers will go through into

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the next round. He is igniting the Berners early here. Sir Chris Hoy

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is leading with one lap to go, and the rest are clinging to his coat

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tails. The acceleration has created a huge gap behind, and it is going

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to be Sir Chris Hoy who sails through into the next round. The

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rest were completely blown away. Such confidence there. Philip led

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him out. Velde who then from New Zealand was the beneficiary. Nobody

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could go with him apart from the New Zealander. There was clear

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daylight between his back wheel and the third finisher. Sir Chris Hoy

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just blew them away. It is just a time trial from that point. His

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acceleration was incredible. The rest of the field knew that they

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wouldn't get on even terms. He is We will be back to see the rest of

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the keirin very soon. But there is also 20-year-old Laura Trott, a

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tiny 20 with a Rolls-Royce engine, already a winner in the women's

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pursuit in these games. The omnium is the discipline designed to

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identify the best all-round cyclist on the track. First up for her was

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straight here in the final heat of the 3,000 metres. This youngster,

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the current world champion, and let us not forget so far she has had

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two wins out of the three disciplines. She is up against

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Sarah hammer. They are both on 12 points each. Hamlet is a four-time

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world champion on the individual pursuit, so this should be a good

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scrap. And I can Tenniel, -- tell you, at the world championship,

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there was just one tenth of a second between them. Every point is

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going to count, and if they do finish on equal points in this

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competition, it will be decided on the amassed time from the time

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events. I remember Laura Trott winning the national individual

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pursuit in Manchester last year, and she did 3.30 0.09 there.

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think she might go inside 3.30 based on what we have seen here.

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This is perhaps not her very best discipline, but she is so

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consistent. Hammer PB is just slightly quicker than Trott's, but

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they are very evenly matched. Laura Trott is inspired here by the big

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crowd. Not much to choose between the riders as they come back to the

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line. Hammer is slightly quicker in the first kilometre. Trott is just

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0.4 seconds shy at the moment. coach is just calling the schedule

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to Laura Trott, and he is showing that she is bang on the schedule

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they hatched -- set for this right. Don't forget that tonight they have

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to scratch race and the time trial. Sarah Hammer is going the stronger

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at the moment. Laura is being asked for a little bit more from the

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coach. This is not the ride she was hoping for. She is still in it, but

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maybe 10m now she has given away to the American. Hammer is a real

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fighter. You can see that in the style. She gives absolutely

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everything. She was inspired after seeing the riders in the Olympics

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four years ago, in fact, it was just after the Athens Olympics. But

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never discount Laura Trott. She is holding her own. An absolute

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scratch, this is. All the way. 20 years of age, Laura Trott. If

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Hammill beats her in his pursuit, they will go into the last events

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with Laura Trott lying one point behind Sarah Hammer. And in that

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final 500m time trial, Laura Trott should have the advantage. We are

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getting towards the concluding stages. Sarah Hammer is being --

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beginning to roll a little. She has given a lot. Come on, Laura Trott!

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Can you wipe away this deficit? It is a lot to ask. Here she comes,

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and Hammer stops the clock. She goes 3.29, and Trott goes 3.30. We

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will resume with to the final two events later, and the final

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situation is that Hammer will be the leader on 13 points, with Trott

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So, Laura has two more events to come this afternoon, conserving as

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much energy as she can for the scratch race just after 4pm and the

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time-trial at around 4.50. If you haven't seen much of the Olympic

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Games over the last 24 hours, you may have been on the moon, but we

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have condensed it all into a bite- sized packed lunch bit for you. It

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is what we call in television terms Laura Trott is going to Winner!

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Oh, calamity. Everybody's eyes are glued to the scoreboard. Beth

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Kenny has got ahead of the race and he has taken it! Kenny is the

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Can our nerves take much more? And Britain have got gold! We are

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seeing the first British Olympic triathlon champion in the guise of

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Alistair Brownlee, and still the And Chrissie Wellington has not

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stopped smiling since he crossed the line! When we look back at

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Alistair and Jonny, and we are still waiting for the medal

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ceremony, there has been a bit of a hold up, but he had his Achilles

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injury only six months ago, and his participation must surely have been

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in doubt at that point. In that respect, how impressive is his

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victory? It is incredibly impressive. Not only would it has

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been physically difficult for him to train, but he would have been

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riddled with self-doubt in the early part of the season. He did

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come back with a great finish about a month ago, showing he was back on

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track. But it is never easy struggling with an injury, both

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mentally and physically. And that is what makes this raised even more

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impressive. And also, the margin by which he won. He had time to re --

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waved to the crowd and stroll across the line, not the exciting

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sprint finish we had in the women's. Just a quick foot note on this

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injury. They had a pool installed in their home in order to try to

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get an aqua jogging situation to try to limit the damage of that

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Achilles tendon injury. It was quite a palaver in the end, wasn't

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it? I understand it was. The beauty of triathlon is if you have a

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running injury, sometimes you can still swim and bike, say he would

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definitely have been increasing his swimming training or perhaps even

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his bike training while he couldn't run. But it is my understanding he

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had a pool installed in his back garden, it was touch-and-go whether

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they would get planning permission. So he was able to do some of his

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running training in the Yorkshire. -- in the water. So, thank you very

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much, the Yorkshire planning department! Overall, when you look

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at the crowds and the top of the impact on your sport, it is a

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growing sport, so many people are doing it at grassroots level. How

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many participates do you reckon the UK has in this? It is growing

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exponentially, it is a sport but offers a challenge for all. I have

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seen 17-year-olds and 70-year-olds taking up the sport. I know we have

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over 600 triathlon clubs in this country alone, and they provide is

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amazing cocoon of support for everyone from the novice to the

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elite to be able to get involved in this great sport, and what better

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way to be able to showcase it than a gold medal at Hyde Park today.

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Let's just enjoy those scenes again today. I was saying, just get over

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the line, don't tantalise us like this! Here comes Alistair, and it

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was such a dominant performance. went out right from the gun. He has

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always said, I want to grace -- raised aggressively, I don't like

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conservative tactics. They worked very hard with Stuart Hayes on the

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bike, and then just went out hard and from the get go, and I think it

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shows that to be a successful track athlete you need to be a great all-

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rounder, and Alistair has shown The victory was partly forged on

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the Yorkshire Dales, they have resisted temptation to train abroad

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because they laugh where they live. Absolutely, they live and train in

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Yorkshire and Leeds, they like being in their home environment.

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The terrain up there, the weather conditions are incredibly

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challenging and I think that really serves to their advantage. Nothing

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deters them, they know they are capable of racing well in all

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conditions. They breed them tough in Yorkshire. Jessica Ennis will

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have a gold postbox in Sheffield, there will be another couple.

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Everybody will be posting their letters in gold postboxes up there!

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Mental strength is as much an attribute as physical strength,

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particularly in something as demanding as triathlon. I think the

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boys today showed they could cope with the pressure of being

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physically resistant enough to give a dominating performance. You were

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in the ultra Ironman distance. I just wonder, does it make you have

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a little urge to do an Olympic discipline one of these days?

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like to spread my pain out for longer period of time. I decided

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about four years ago I wanted to focus on the longer course

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triathlon. I have no regrets about that. But it is phenomenal, to see

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Great Britain doing so well on the world stage across all distances in

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triathlon, topped off with this fantastic gold medal today. We're

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hearing that one of the reasons that this medal ceremony has been

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delayed is because Jonny looks like he has succumbed to the fatigue, he

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has been taken off by the medical people in a wheelchair. After the

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effort that he has expended this afternoon, are you surprised? How

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did you rate his condition as he crossed the line? He didn't look to

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be in great difficulty. It may have had something to do with the fact

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he did have to stop in his tracks for 15 seconds and serve that

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penalty. His heart rate would have dropped and then elevated very

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quickly as he started to run again, that may have played a part. These

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guys are red lining it, for the whole of the two hours, so I am not

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surprised that some of them may need medical attention towards the

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end. We will bring you up to date when we have news of Jonny's

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condition, it did not look too serious and we are hoping it is

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just perhaps exhaustion at the end of what was a sterling effort from

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him and his brother. For every high, there is a low in Olympic sport.

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Before we get to the heights of that medal ceremony, I have to

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bring the up-to-date with the low. Phillips Idowu is out of the triple

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jump competition. One of Britain's leading contenders for gold failed

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to qualify for the final. The 33- year-old from Hackney, the former

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world and Olympic silver medallists last time, he hasn't competed

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throughout June and July. He couldn't go beyond the qualifying

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mark of 17.10 in any of his Three Johns, it was not there for him

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today and I feel for the big man -- any of his three jumps. Phillips

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Idowu is with us now. First of all, how are you physically? How were

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you feeling this morning going into the competition? I felt OK. I

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managed to get out and see my physio and get some treatment

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before today's competition. I have gone in pain free, which is nice. I

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felt I could have possibly qualified automatically, I knew I

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was going to be a bit rusty because it has been a while since I have

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competed. The conditions were a bit difficult with the wind and I

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expected that, I have watched a few of the guys compete in the

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horizontal jump, I knew that may be a factor. That wasn't me out there

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today. I have competed for 12 years. I can't remember a time when I have

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performed that badly. We know you can do that distance in your sleep

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but the build-up hasn't been ideal, can you explain how bad the injury

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problems have been throughout the year? There are questions over how

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bad it was. I am guessing I will most likely need surgery at the end

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of this season. I think I will probably call it a day, wrap up the

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season. The goal was to come here and battle for the Olympic gold

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medal. Now it is not to be. I have to go home, reassess, spent some

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time with the family and the kids and try not to be so down about my

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performance. It is over now, there is nothing I can do, I am not going

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to be in the final, it is a shame, the crowd have been great. I have

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seen them give the British athlete so much support through this week.

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I am upset that I let them down. All year, I have been attacked as a

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medal favourite and now I don't even get a chance to do what I have

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done year-on-year -- I have been What kind of surgery would it be

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that you need? I am not sure. I have a problem with my right leg. I

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can't say specifically. In all the build-up, there has been a few Rory

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about you maybe not being in touch with your coach -- there has been a

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few raw about to maybe not being in touch with your coach. Can you tell

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us your verdict straight from the horse's mouth. I have been

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travelling from Birmingham to London to see my physio, working

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with my coach, I have been up and down for a while. After withdrawing

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from Crystal Palace, I was back in Birmingham. I had a nerve pain

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shooting down my hip, into the back of my knee. After Crystal Palace, I

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went back to Birmingham, started a couple of training sessions, which

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went well. I did a weights session which was strong, the running

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session didn't go as well, I had to pull up. Pulling up from that

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session, I made a decision to come back to London and see my physio

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and see what the problem was. With the work over there we, we decided

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it was best for me to stay in the UK. -- over that week. I could not

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get rid of a neural sensation. On a day-to-day basis, warming up and

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training and getting ready to do technical sessions, I had to have

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someone on hand who was able to help me through that issue. He was

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there, my physio was great and with me at every session and things were

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going well. We had some great sprint and technical sessions.

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Coming off for approaches is a whole different kettle of fish. --

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the full approaches. My timing was not there. I felt that my hot and

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must it was great, I felt I had a decent hot and step but I could not

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get the final phase. He issued a statement saying you didn't want to

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detract from what was going on here and what we saw on Saturday. I will

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I have wanted is for everybody to be positive to the Games, because

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in the lead-up, everybody was sceptical as to how well they were

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going to go down. I knew that London would put on a great games,

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this is my home town. The first week, we had some great

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performances, people won gold medals. I was excited. In my second

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week, we had a great chance, setting up for gold medal on the

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track. Followed up by Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah. Hopefully

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now the rest of the team will come out and pick up gold medals.

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can't bargain for the injury and it is the sadness of it all. I have

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been lucky over the last four and five years, I have been able to

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compete at my best at the major championships, which is what you

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want to do. I have always managed to come away with a silver medal.

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This year I can definitely say I am not at my best. I was hoping, even

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not being at my best, I would be able to produce something. It

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wasn't to be. Thanks for your honesty. Nice to talk to you.

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you, I want to thank everyone who has supported me this year and for

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the whole of my career. It is much appreciated. He desperately wanted

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to be Olympic champion, our heart goes out to him. Alistair Brownlee

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is now talking to Sonali Shah. While Jonny is recovering, we

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thought we would grab Alistair while he was standing around making

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jokes. Congratulations, you are Olympic champion. Thank you very

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much, it feels a bit and a woman because Jonny has collapsed and he

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is not feeling too good. -- it feels a bit underwhelming. I felt

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in control of the race from the start. I don't think I have come

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across anything like the crowds and I never will again, my ears are

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still ringing from that noise and it was amazing. Not just Britain's

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first ever triathlon level, it was a gold, and it is Team GB's 19th

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gold medal of these games. You must be so proud. Massively proud, it

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has been talked about so much that Great Britain have not won a medal

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in triathlon, the pressure was stacked up. So much folklore was

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put to bed today and that is great. To get two British brothers on the

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podium is absolutely... You couldn't ask for any more. With

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debts due, we were a team of three. -- with Stuart, we were a team of

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three. We worked out a great plan and executed it really well. We are

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used to seeing you win but I don't think we have ever seen your face

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looking like that as you have crossed the finish line, it look

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like a huge sense of relief, almost. I was relieved to finish, you

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almost -- usually are in a triathlon, you are quite tired at

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the end! As much as I tried to say that the Olympics is like any other

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race, it is not. I have been watching the sport for the last 10

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days. I woke up this morning and I wasn't nervous, I was like a kid at

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Christmas. I was so excited to get out and race. It is great to come

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out and race and I got the result I wanted. Jonny was up there with you,

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getting bronze after having to take the penalty, you must be proud of

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him as well. Massively. We knew there was a penalty in the back, I

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said not to worry, you can easily get on the podium with a 15 second

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penalty. In the first that I ran hard to try to get Jonny as far as

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the others. Gomez was having a great race so there was not much we

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could do about that. I have never been a fan of these penalties. I

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think they are ruining the support of triathlon. It is not about

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giving people penalties, it is not about official decisions. Jonny

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didn't know what he had done until halfway around the bike. I would

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like to ask you how Jonny is. fine. Triathlon is a tough sport

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and we have both been in that position. It was deceptively hard

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to date. With this humid, muggy day, it dehydrates you and he was

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probably on the age at the finish, like you are normally. -- on the

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edge at the finish. We were led to collect your medal, thank you.

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Congratulations again. A phenomenal win. Thank you very much.

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wonderfully honest assessment from wonderfully honest assessment from

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Alistair Brownlee. Great Britain's first medallist, and now two

:27:30.:27:35.

medallists in triathlon. It now confirms 19 gold medals. That was

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the situation on the last Sunday of the game's four years ago. We are

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on the Tuesday with 19 gold medals. 43 medals in total. Plenty of time

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43 medals in total. Plenty of time to smash all records in the Olympic

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terms for the greatest team, that is what they have been marking it

:27:53.:28:01.

That is the situation, it has been a very busy day in Hyde Park.

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Hundreds of thousands of people there, 80,000 in the Olympic

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Stadium, where Jamaica's most famous export, Usain Bolt, has been

:28:10.:28:15.

stretching those long legs again at the start of his defence of the 200

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metres title. The opening heats Bolt, running a fairly hard bend.

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Young inside him, and now he can already start to relax a little bit,

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looking around, taking in the cheers and the applause. He might

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have just got pipped, Young, by da Silva. A bit of a following wind

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and it might have blown a few cobwebs away. It is good for him to

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get back on the track. The first round of the 200 is probably the

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most difficult thing that Usain Bolt has to do in the whole of the

:29:15.:29:19.

Olympic programme, after the excitement of the 100, to come back

:29:19.:29:22.

on the track and get that one out of the way, but he is safely

:29:22.:29:32.
:29:32.:29:40.

Bolt. Let's just look at the other places here. Isaiah young just

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ahead of Alex Wilson. How good his life for you right

:29:47.:29:55.

now? Again a great reception from the crowd. Yes, the crowd is always

:29:55.:30:02.

wonderful, they play a very important role in my running.

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most difficult thing fear is everything that goes on after

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winning a gold medal, hours in the public eye, you have to do so much

:30:13.:30:19.

and then come back and do this. did try to enjoy it. Well done, see

:30:19.:30:23.

you next time. Not the toughest of heats for

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Christian. He is in lane four. How rare of Mexico is there in lane

:30:33.:30:43.
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Malcolm. That is important. And he just has about a metre on Christian

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Malcolm, Mitchell does. He has run a good heat. Into the top three

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safely. Mitchell, Malcolm, very the top three. Mitchell wins it.

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enjoyed getting up early this morning.

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It is not your favourite, the early start. But she took care of

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business. You know I don't like the early mornings, but it is always

:31:46.:31:51.

good to get the first one out of the way. It is overwhelming being

:31:51.:31:55.

in a stadium with so many people supporting you, but I am glad to

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get that out of the way and get ready for the semi-final tomorrow.

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I notice there isn't a Welsh flag here for you today. You have been

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do -- you have been through this so many times, and yet still the

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nerves were there. I love athletics, I love what I do, and I will do it

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as long as my body holds out. you need to go faster next, what is

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in your legs? Training is going well, and I have got a quicker run

:32:25.:32:35.
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than this morning in my legs. We very powerful Jamaican. A very good

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bend the Yohan Blake. The Chinese athlete is also going well, fading

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a little now. De Barreiros of Brazil is just coming through. Very

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similar times, all of these heats. Blake could afford to ease off a

:33:23.:33:29.

little, and looks comfortable at the end. It is all looking good for

:33:29.:33:39.
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the semi-finals. The top three go through to the semi-finals tomorrow.

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Johan, you had a little grimaces you came through there. My foot

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caught. But I am good. What with the whole 100m experience, and

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winning at a medal, what has it taught you about these situations

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at your first Olympics. The 100m taught me a lot, my first medal for

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the Olympics, great. Am feeling every day confident. Usain Bolt

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says he loves the 200m, it is his favourite event. I love it, too.

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saw you with a very impressive performance there. Speak your next

:34:23.:34:33.
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time. slow out of the blocks. Martina is

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out in lane nine. James Ellington has some work to do here. He is

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going backwards. Martina comes through, and there are the three

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qualifiers. It is only 20.58. So what went wrong with James

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Ellington? If you come to the Olympic Games in round one, you

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have to have a chance to qualify, you have to bring your best game

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here. If he had even run a season's best, he would have been all right.

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He was way off, not even close there. There was a following wind,

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goes through as a fastest loser from that heat. 21.23. Are you

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disappointed? I don't know what to say. That is the slowest race I

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have done all year. I felt good in warm-up. Everything was going all

:36:06.:36:13.

right in warm-up. I just came off the bend and I had no gas left.

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don't have any particular problems? No, training is going well in

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Portugal, nothing major. I am just gutted, man. I just feel like I

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have taken someone's place and let the team down. Can you even begin

:36:36.:36:42.

to explain it? Is it the occasion? I haven't got a clue. I rise to the

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occasion, so I have not got a clue. Thanks for talking to us.

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These will be the qualifiers for the semi-finals, Bowled through,

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Blake through, Mitchell went through. And as we move further

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down, Martina there, and Christian Malcolm, his 4th Olympic Games,

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That is some going, 4th Olympic Games and through to his semi-final.

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The triathlon medal ceremony is going to be delayed by half an hour

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while Jonny Brownlee receives medical treatment. He is OK, but it

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is causing a delay. Jonny is going to take a further

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but have raced -- rest just to make sure of that he is OK. We have to

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his coach here. Coach to both brothers. It was an amazing race.

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It was a fantastic occasion for triathlon and for Jonny and

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Alistair. And hopefully internationally, as well. The boys

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were fantastic today. What is your assessment of the race? Is it as

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you would have planned it? No, it never goes to plan. But we had the

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insurance of Stuart Hayes in there to help in the pack, and that was

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fantastic. It made a huge competition. There weren't too many

:38:28.:38:32.

surprises apart from the fact that Jonny, for the first time that I

:38:32.:38:36.

can remember, got a penalty, and that changed the whole scenario.

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You must be very proud that he still managed to get bronze with

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that penalty? Fantastic effort by a young man at his first Olympics. To

:38:46.:38:49.

achieve a bronze in your first Olympics without being penalised

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would be fantastic, and he really Guardian. He showed a great deal of

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intelligence as to when he took it. So congratulations to him. Is that

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something that you had talked about, or is it something a traffic has to

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assess in the race itself? You are right, it is in the race itself,

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because 15 seconds is a huge advantage, or a huge disadvantage.

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He had to be very careful about when he took it. We were giving

:39:26.:39:33.

information to him about how far he was behind as best we could, and

:39:33.:39:38.

how far ahead of the next group. It was his judgment call in the end,

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and he showed great judgment. you think that penalty at all could

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have contributed to Jonny not feeling well after the race? It is

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difficult to say. He is whether the medics. He is OK, but he has to sit

:39:54.:40:00.

down rather than stand up. Until I talked to him, I won't know. This

:40:00.:40:05.

sport demands 100% of you every time you compete, and if you get a

:40:05.:40:12.

penalty, it is 101%, if there is such a thing. We saw Alistair

:40:12.:40:15.

collapse like that a couple of years ago here, but we haven't

:40:15.:40:21.

really seen that from Jonny. When we spoke to Alistair and his look

:40:21.:40:25.

of relief when he crossed the line, he said, it wasn't the gold medal,

:40:25.:40:31.

I was just glad to finish. It takes it out of them. Yes, and the

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climate conditions can affect you as well, so if it is humid and

:40:35.:40:40.

overcast, you can't see that, but that can where people than if they

:40:40.:40:48.

are not careful. We have been up a mountain, in heat Chambers, in cold,

:40:48.:40:55.

in all climatic conditions. We had a wet suits win today and it was a

:40:55.:40:59.

warm day, and last year we didn't have a wet suit swim and I got

:40:59.:41:04.

hyperthermia out on the course because it poured with rain. The

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triathlon is arduous, but the Brownlee boys and Stewart were

:41:08.:41:15.

fantastic. You have two medals, and gold and a bronze, congratulations.

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Thank you very much, and then you everybody's support today.

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Malcolm Brown, the coach of the British triathlon team. When we

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heard from Alistair earlier on, he was saying he was like a kid at

:41:28.:41:33.

Christmas, he couldn't wait to race. But he also made a serious point

:41:33.:41:36.

about the penalties, that he felt they were ruining the sport. What

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is your view on that? I don't want to interpret what he

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meant. Any sport, including triathlon, needs rules and

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regulations, and we as athletes need to be aware of them and abide

:41:49.:41:54.

by them and know the consequences. Perhaps what he was alluding to is

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that you have to take that time penalty during the race itself,

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rather than maybe it being deducted, or added to your finish time. And

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the fact that you have to take the penalty and standstill for 15

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seconds, means that your heart rate, which is very high, suddenly drops,

:42:14.:42:18.

and then as soon as you leave to go on the run again, it escalates, and

:42:18.:42:23.

that can cause a spike in the heart rate, could perhaps be dangerous.

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That could be what he was alluding to. So you would like to see them

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cross the line and have the 15 seconds deducted from your own all-

:42:31.:42:36.

time score there and then? perhaps that might be another way

:42:36.:42:41.

of addressing the situation, but as Malcolm Brown said, triathlon is

:42:41.:42:46.

incredibly mentally and physically demanding. I am not surprised to

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see any athlete collapsing at the finish line. It is quite common.

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You give all of your heart, all of your soul to that race, so penalty

:42:57.:43:02.

or no party, often you do see athletes reaching the absolute

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threshold in the race. You do Ironman, nine hours on your feet, a

:43:08.:43:12.

bike and in the water. Have you experienced anything like that?

:43:12.:43:17.

my last World Championship victory, I crossed the finish line

:43:17.:43:20.

physically and emotionally spent, and that was the only time I have

:43:20.:43:26.

ever had to receive medical attention after the race. The world

:43:26.:43:31.

championships for me, held in Hawaii, in 100 degree heat and

:43:31.:43:36.

intense humidity to cope with. look good on it to me. It has been

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a pleasure having you in the studio to share this great day for

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triathlon, thank you. We are changing channels once again.

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