Featuring the climax of the women's long distance swim. Will the crowds by the Serpentine be cheering home a British winner? Commentary by Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse.
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Hello, and welcome back to a glorious day at London 2012. Let us
hope the golden glint can continue. We are concentrating on the 10
kilometre or open water swim. Here is what else is coming up on the
BBC. The Nicola Adams takes on world
champion Ran Cancan in the final of the women's flyweight division at
4.30pm. After that, Ireland's golden girl
Katie Taylor fights to add the Olympic title to the World
Championship she won in May. She fights at 4.45pm.
The stadium will go silent at five to nine tonight as Usain Bolt looks
to retain his 200 metres crown. And, new world record holder Ashton
Eaton finishes off his decathlon at Sum taekwondo quarter-final news,
Jade Jones will be fighting at 3:30pm. Straight after that, Martin
Stamper will be on. Keri-Anne has got off to a great
start in the 10km swim Open swim. Let us see how the Beijing silver-
medallist is getting on in the Serpentine, in Hyde Park. Clare
Balding, we were talking about her plan. That it might not be going
the way she would have wanted, she would want to be further ahead of
the field, are you sense in that? They have just completed half the
race. Keri-Anne is in 4th place. Risztov has broken away. David, we
saw Risztov, turned on her back, to have a look. The halfway point is
where things start to move around. Risztov made a break. She wanted to
see who went with her. The top four. Keri-Anne in the first two laps,
was in the top three. She is in a pack which is where she doesn't
want to be. There is one hour to go. It is early days to stop worrying.
We have seen her take on food. Later than anyone else. Are you
happy enough? There is a long way to go. It is OK saying, I want to
be at the front. If the pace is too fast, you need energy. You need a
massive sprint at the end. Keri- Anne knows what pace she can go out.
So, her own personal pacing is more important than where she physically
is? Absolutely, these dolls might be holding it too hard. -- these
girls. You have to be able to adapt in open water.
Let us hand over to our commentators for the rest of the
the righthand side. Beautiful, clean water. It should really
favour the pool swimmers. Strangely, they decided to have the second
qualification for this Olympic Games, in Portugal, in the ocean.
It was very wavy. Why you would have a wavy qualification is
strange. Over half way now. Great Britain's Keri-Anne Payne, has
slipped back. Leading his Risztov. Grimaldi from Italy. Silver medal
in the egon championships in Shanghai last year. Risztov tried
to break them. He she is going tight on the line, aiming for the
buoy. The pack his way over. It has been taken over to the right.
Risztov, and second place will be Anderson. For the rest of them, it
will not be easy. If you going, in a bunch, you end up being split out.
If there are two metres, per-person, but in a bunch, you can be even 20
metres behind, very quickly. Just by going around one of those buoys
somebody putting a shot of gel into their mouth, for high energy. Not
wasting too much. There is the British flag, Keri-
Anne would have taken a feed. The Hong Kong swimmer, born in London,
Tang. She was 12th in the qualifying for this. Anderson,
every time we see her, she makes a quantum leap in has whirring. And
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 44 seconds
the Spaniard, with a long and are starting to bunch up again.
Moving all over the place. Keri- Anne is staying out of the big
bunch. She doesn't like it in there. She doesn't really like it, she
likes it on the outside. The group is still so together. There is only
one that swimmer not in doubt shop, the south African. Roux. But, the
rest of the field, are within, you would say, 20 seconds of each other.
After nearly one hour and 10 minutes. So, a very tight field. It
will favour the fast finishers. Interestingly, open water swimmers
do work on the big kick. Can you create a momentum to catch people
out, in the last 500m. The Czechoslovakia and -- summer her.
very popular indeed. Keri-Anne Payne of Great Britain, still in
that leading five. This is not normally how she swims it, she
likes to be at the front, driving the pace, to have everybody break,
leaving only a few in the leading group. She looks fairly comfortable
at the moment. But, a different way of doing it. Probably 50 minutes to
go in this Olympic women's 10,000 I have banished to persuade some of
Keri-Anne's team-mate to join me. How beautiful London looks. The two
spectacular, everything about every single venue we have seen has been
fantastic. We were on the London Eye, and saw the beach volleyball.
Everyone can see how beautiful London is. We this upsetting in
Hyde Park. It is perfect for open water swimming. You can see the
crowds enjoying this fantastic event. It shows you how green
London is when you look around this park. It is fantastic. Keri-Anne is
doing a great swimmer, hopefully she can get onto the podium.
both came into this Olympic Games saying you were ready to retire.
Have you both changed your mind? am going to take a big break, but
this whole experience, the way the British crowd got behind us. It has
made me reconsider quitting. Exactly the same. This was it for
me. I was so happy to make the team in a home Olympics. Just walking
out in front of 17,000 people. The noise hit you like a brick wall.
You had to smile. I want to expense that again. We have the
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in two years. Again, the door is open.
These Olympics have not just inspired spectators to take up
sport, but have inspired the I have had 6 million tweets! I know
from the smog sound of your voice that you have identified that bird
correctly as a coot. Thank you, to Stanley, for taking the bird-
watching as a child. It has a white bill, a coot. A more hen has read
on it speak -- a moorhen has red on its beak. For Anderson, taking a
drink. The Argentinian us, now -- swimmer
cafe. -- pontoon. Where the soaring club is based, started in 1930. --
the swimming club. There is a Christmas Day race. It is called,
buoy. I think she was trying to turn around. They have been
swimming in this serpentine for about 150 years. A beautiful
clubhouse. Started in 1864. Turkey to visit his love, and round.
That was the original club. They used to have a uniform. The first
few Olympics were held, the swimming events were held in open
water because there were no a nice, calm piece of the sea in
Greece. They had shocking weather and ended up having 12 ft waves. It
was ridiculous. The water was freezing. How cold was it?
degrees. It is about 19 to 20 now. No and there is the bridge that
separates the Serpentine in long water Kensington Gardens.
bridge was built by John Rennie. When? In the 1820s. A lot of
spectators are on the bridge. is the bridge and that is Eva
Risztov leading a game. She keeps making these moves. As long as she
allows them to keep with her, she were used up more energy than she
needs to. They are starting to string out. Look at the pack. It is
probably only three deep at best now. He is in there? Hayley
Anderson has been very well placed all the way through. She is
tracking the leaders. I think she will use the strategy from the
pace is starting to tell on a number of the swimmers. You cannot
swim this length of raised without it wearing you down a little bit.
They are picking up the pace, but more they are holding the pace.
Keri-Anne said it is like a war of attrition. The tactic is to get out,
break the field so they are as few swimmers in the sprints at the end
as possible. You don't want any fast swimming pool swimmers at the
end any you, unless here you are one of them. Eva Risztov has a good
sprinter. She used to swim the 400 and 800 in the pool. 16th in the
world at the Olympics. Hayley Anderson was third in the American
trials. It was clearly focusing on this particular race, the open
water swim. Somebody taking gel? Unless she still has it in her hand,
she has thrown it. She obviously couldn't get the top of it and
thought it would take too much effort. They usually have two or
three out there. We will get a split time in a second. Eva Risztov
leading. Hayley Anderson maybe of the USA just about in second place.
It is not particularly easy to tell. Keri-Anne is in there, but in the
pack. It is not her usual place. She is usually in clear water and
It is OK, but it is right in the pack we did not expect her to be in.
Two laps to go. It is a bit worrying for me. Nishi is obviously
finding this pace difficult, she would normally be at the front of
it. Really, the hope is that she can get to be what will be a
smaller break out group, as it gets to maybe the last lap. I think
Keri-Anne would like to be in the first three or four. I imagine they
would break out but there are some strong swimmers. If you have Hayley
Anderson in there, Eva Risztov, they have a very good turn of speed
will stop Melissa Gorman is still Risztov is still pushing the pace.
Keri-Anne is down to the back right, going through your shot. What have
we got in the picture. Jessica Roux is stopping. Maybe having a
conversation about it whether she can carry on. She has been at the
back of the field by a good minute, she has been struggling. Not sure
if she will carry on. She hasn't actually come into view at the
moment. Still at the front, Eva Risztov. Keri-Anne is still OK, she
is still in there. Eva Risztov of hungry, she looks comfortable.
Martina Grimaldi is in there, Hayley Anderson is in there. Angela
Maurer, very good finishers. That is the pack, the three following.
That was a good example, Martina Grimaldi just ahead. The other two
in their Super tight. Melissa Gorman has the green strap on her
goggles. Keri-Anne is there with Melissa Gorman, so she is in a good
position. No. 19, Natalia Charlos of Poland having a great swim. Just
off the pace, if she can get back on... And she has got out, Jessica
Roux from South Africa, it is sad. Probably about a quarter of the
race still to go. A rescue going on at the moment. Jessica Roux being
taken out, under a bit of distress. The actual race itself, and that
was the South African coach. Eva Risztov looking comfortable. There
is still about another 40 minutes to go to. Still a decent time to go,
but tactics will be different. What are you thinking David Davis?
Eva Risztov has and made a decisive break. She is feeling strong so
that she has decided to go to the front. I don't think it is a
decisive break, there is still a long way to go. Keri-Anne is in 5th,
six, and there is no need to panic. I think if they stay in this
capacity at the moment, it will come down to a sprint finish. Eva
Risztov is a good 400m runner, Keri-Anne will need her finishing
skills at the end. She just has to stick in there, stick to her rhythm.
I am sure the next two laps will start heating up. When would you
think they should make a move? How many minutes from the end do they
start to try and break it? In the men's race, you normally see a fat
start, getting into position. The winner will always be in the top
six. The last lap, things will change. The last 1,200 metres will
be fought to the floor, really going for it, fast swimming and who
is the strongest at the end. The final turn of each lap is where we
have seen the most incidents, yellow-card, people swimming over
other people. People coming out of the turn in the wrong life. That is
close to the finish line, so the last turn, people will want to be
at the front and if you are not, it will be difficult to get there. So
woefully, before the final turn, Keri-Anne will have a clear run
into the final finish. There is Marianna Lymperta from Greece,
having a good look to where she is going. I think it is still Eva
Risztov leading. This pack is so tight. John Pechanova from the
Czech Republic. Also going well and continuing well is Yumi Kida from
Japan. It looks like Eva Risztov is starting to put the hammer down.
She didn't qualify from the World Championships. The top 10 from the
World Championships in Shanghai qualified automatically for this
Olympic race. She was disqualified there so she had to go to Portugal
to qualify. I think she came second in Portugal? She did, Hayley
Anderson won it. Be seen to always come, the winner from the top five
or six. For Keri-Anne to still be in the top six, I suggest it is the
grid before the orange cap. I think that it might be Marianna Lymperta
at the back. Also, Martina Grimaldi of Italy, European champion in the
10,000m open water. Marianna Lymperta got the bronze. Marianna
Lymperta was the one who could cope with the temperature, 14 degrees.
That is the one Keri-Anne did not swim in. Of all the people in the
pack, apart from Marianna Lymperta who has fallen off, Hayley Anderson,
they are all in there. Eva Risztov, going to her left and then her
right. We had a chat about doing bilateral breathing, wants to the
left and one to the right. She is doing two to the left. And then
bilateral over to her right. Every single stroke gives you a little
bit more her. All three of them are breathing to boats sides. Keri-Anne
going through the shot. She is keeping pace with Hayley Anderson,
number 13. Melissa Gorman is slipping back a bit. That is the
South African getting out, just keeping how warm. That is Poliana
Okimoto of Brazil. Talking about the test events last year, she got
a bronze. I don't think she was in good shape mentally coming into
this. Someone has gone way off in the middle of the pack. Very
strange indeed. Five swimmers at the top of your picture, Martina
Grimaldi. Hayley Anderson as well in the second pack. Then right next
to each other, Keri-Anne Payne in the blue cap. Keri-Anne is tracking
the feat of the swimmer in front of her. That will give her more
efficiency and the work Eva Risztov is doing at the front is quite
considerable. There is David Cameron. David Carey, and Keri-Anne
Payne are getting married on 15th September. Not long to go. What a
great swimmer David Carey had on the free -- 400m freestyle. We have
150, maybe 200m to the next feeding station. About half-an-hour left.
Three-quarters of the race gone. you are very close, it is not a
great place to be, but there is some good drafting. It is a very
interesting, this field has been like this for a couple of minutes,
they seemed content to stay in this place, that leading group. The
crowds are outstanding. To the right, the shot of the cafe. The
contingent, the Hungarian flags, waving wildly. As a very large
heron flies through the finishing line, the swimmers have 50m to go
to the feeding station. David, tactics coming in here? It will be
interesting to see if Keri-Anne stops. This is why you need to get
the energy. For that difficult final lap. Before the race starts,
the people who have been assigned to go on to the feeding station
have to organise who will go where. Today, we have Russell Perry. He
likes to get onto the end of the pontoon, heat is in a red shirt.
The best position. You don't have to worry about stopping, you can
get your drink or gel, and move quickly. Mark always makes a
conscious effort to get there. I have not seen if Keri-Anne has gone
in, on this flap. It didn't look like she did come in. He has done a
super job with open water scoring - - swimming, in Britain. David, one
of the few in the world who has made a success at pool serene and
open water swimming. Stepping up, in Beijing, very nearly won that
race, a silver medal. Unfortunately right at the end, went slightly off
course. I'm sure he won't mind me saying so, he doesn't need
reminding. Very close indeed, a great race. Britain's best male
open water swimmer. And, we're watching Britain's best ever female
open water summer, the world champion from 2011 and 2009. She is
still in a decent position, in 4th or 5th. There is a gap opening.
Keri-Anne is saying that leading group, a useful place to be. There
are five of them. I wouldn't be surprised if that breakaway keeps
on going for the rest of the race. If that five of can become four,
and then three, obviously in the sprint you would like to win it,
but that is a top tick -- a tactic Keri-Anne would like to aim for.
Risztov of Hungary has gone very hard indeed. The crowd is wonderful,
it is like a fish bowl. It is very accessible for everyone to see
every part of the sport. A narrow lake. About five deep, as we saw
for the triathlon. That is Lymperta of Greece, she pours it in. Not the
most graceful but it seems to work. Those little plastic cups. That is
nonsense, like a bad night at a nightclub. Remind me not to go up
with you! That is not easy. Why on earth they don't have a squeezy
bottle. Normally like clockwork in Switzerland. Very strange indeed.
It is stringing out. This is getting quite significant. There is
a significant break between the first and second group. Some
swimmers suffering from the pace. At the top, five summers macro,
Keri-Anne is in that. Risztov has done all of the work. -- five
Anne Payne is in that group of five or six. It will be interesting to
Just discussing whether you have ever done this kind of swimming?
have done a mile, but being a two hundred metres specialist, that was
enough for me. Keri-Anne is doing great, we are coming into the final
lap, it is exciting. I am impressed with the outfit! The full support
kit. We are so excited to be here, cheering on Keri-Anne. We are
excited she is in the final lap, we are all cheering for her. How tough
is it, watching a race of this length develop? None of us can
imagine the tactics that go into this. Compared to what these guys
are doing in the Serpentine today. So many different conditions have
to consider. Tactical things to think about. A tough thing to do.
Getting it right, with taking on food and liquid. You see some of
the athletes stopping, it costs valuable seconds. A lot of tactics
involved. Do stop or do you not? They are coming into the last lap
now. And your tactics are to shout course, they need to come over a
little to the left. Risztov of Hungary is still leading. She has
worked very hard indeed. 15 metres to go, to the final lap time that
we will get. So we can see closer to us the finishing area. They will
go under that timing pad. Anderson is third. In 4th, it looks like
Maurer. Keri-Anne Payne is just in 5th at the moment. Is there a break
going on again? Risztov and Grimaldi started to make a break
again. This is starting to look a bit ominous. 1,600 metres to go.
Pretty much one mile to go. It looks like a little break away.
are right, Andy. Keri-Anne isn't in the group of three. -- is in the
group of three. As they came past, there was a
noticeable increase in at the stroke rate. They thought, if we
break them now, we are in with the medals. Saying the arch, for the
final lap, was a massive mental boost. Not long to go now. Paul
Keri-Anne has to do is to stick with them. It will be really
difficult. Do not get dropped by the front two. It is the worst
feeling in the world when you lose that front pack. Thanks, David. It
looks like they are working hard to get back in touch. Keri-Anne Payne,
in the centre of those three in the chasing group. Risztov, Grimaldi.
Keri-Anne cannot see three, in the middle. She doesn't like being
stuck in the middle. That is the back marker. Three, chasing those
two leaders, Keri-Anne it in the centre. Risztov has been
thereabouts for the whole race. Just behind her, that is Grimaldi.
She has moved through the field. She started slowly, but has paced
it -- paced it. I think those three will hopefully
make a gap. One of them will have to make an effort to bridge that
gap. If not, it will be difficult. What you don't want it is a gold
and silver medal race, then three people racing for bronze medal. It
looks like Keri-Anne it is going to Anderson's feet. It looks like the
Gap is starting to narrow. Anderson, only 20, the American, the only
American qualifier. Now they are strung out, Anderson has caught up
on to the feet of Grimaldi. Maurer is third, she has caught up. A lot
of work still to go, well over 1,000m to go. He that was
significant, Maurer looking and realising she did not want that
pair to get away from her. She is trying to get back on to the feet.
Keri-Anne is struggling to the far left of the shot. This is not a
turn. Just a line marker. That is Pechanova. Gorman closer to us.
Pechanova of the Czech Republic, it looks like they've had been dropped,
in the chasing pack. -- they've been dropped.
A gruelling race, this is only the second hand this event has been
held at the Olympic Games. In Beijing, we did very well, silver
for Keri-Anne Payne. And bronze for Cassie Patten. All medals won by
European countries. It looks like Maurer, Germany, in that pack with
Keri-Anne. They all seem to be going that way. Anderson, as you
mentioned, still dangerous. They are stringing out a little bit more.
Risztov in front. Grimaldi and Maurer together. Anderson and Keri-
Anne Payne behind. You have to give credit to this swimmer, Risztov.
She has been on the front of this group all the way, setting the pace.
She has a strong finish. She certainly deserves a medal, the way
she is swimming. Hard to see too the group of five. A little bit
worrying. They are in a bit of a go. They cannot go the wrong side
of this buoy. 50 seconds to the chasing pack. Eva Risztov still
looking good. Quite a few of the chasing pack are very good swimming
pool swimmers. It does look very smooth indeed. Eva Risztov is a
very good swimming-pools swimmer. 400 freestyle in the European
Championships this year, she is probably one of the better
sprinters. Keri-Anne Payne is an slow either. You have Angela Maurer
who is a slow one. She will want to be further ahead. She got the world
Championship bronze and silver in the 25 kilometres. She won't enjoy
the sprints as much as the rest. Martina Grimaldi is they distance
summer. So those two not as comfortable with sprint. It is Ceri
and Anderson and Eva Risztov are the ones who sprint. Eva Risztov
has gone out. She probably has about 1350 metres to go. Keri-Anne
Payne in the second group chasing. David, it looks as if Eva Risztov
has gone early, has she gone too early? It is going to be too much
to get back. She has been looking good right through the race and
still felt she could have this extra speed. Their legs are kicking
now, their arms are turning over quicker. I bet they are really
hurting. My hate this feeling, you have been working so hard for
nearly two hours and you still have this spring's at the end. The lead
is about three metres. Keri-Anne is still working hard and hanging on
and hopefully she can find something at the end. Eva Risztov
is looking good. It is dangerous, the pack behind are dropped. They
are quite a way behind. The medals will go to the five swimmers at the
front and that has been the case for the last 20 minutes. Eva
Risztov in the front. Keri-Anne Payne in the blue cap, easy to spot.
Eva Risztov is more determined and powerful. That is not Eva Risztov.
Eva Risztov is breathing up bilaterally. There are number of
sprinters in that group. I think Keri-Anne will hear the crowd
screaming from the side of the leg. all the way round. It is what Keri-
Anne's plan was going to be. I doubt and they will take any fluids
on at the feeding station there. Eva Risztov has gone off. In the
chasing group is Keri-Anne Payne. Hayley Anderson has a very good
sprinter. Angela Maurer maybe is the weakest sprinter out of them.
They are going past one of the biggest crime groups. They are 10
to 15 deeps in those places. It is fantastic to see the support Keri-
Anne has got. They need every cheer from every person in the group.
Mick you are at home watching on TV, we need you shouting as well. I
can't imagine she is blowing the pacing on this. It is something you
are worth of. She won't have walked it too much. A second per 100 is
still quite a long way. They can only see a to their elbow. They
will have to look a but the water to see that Eva Risztov has got
about, I don't know, it is shorter, are they catching her up? He looks
like Angela Maurer and Martina Grimaldi, Keri-Anne Payne still
hanging in with Hayley Anderson of the USA. This is going to be so
hard. Eva Risztov seems to be holding the break, if not extending
it. Nku Carey Anderson is trying to move right and increase her pace.
She is at the back right of those crowd are shouting across the
Serpentine. It is amazing. They are about 15 to 20 metres away, no
feeding at this point. Just coaches urging them on, waving and
screaming. Trying to get that last bit of energy from the swimmers.
The Serpentine clubhouse is beautiful. Eva Risztov is still
leading and it is still about seven to eight metres now. The chasing
pack are coming back, so there is the Serpentine Swimming Club. The
chasing pack of Angela Maurer and is. They are still behind. Eva
Risztov is going to lead and it will be difficult to break down.
Then they are trying, as they would Anderson, left, Keri-Anne Payne
behind her. Then you have Martina Grimaldi. Eva Risztov is going away.
But the chasing pack are starting to go. I think that is Martina
Grimaldi on the left of those two chasing. Keri-Anne Payne is hanging
in. Those on the leaders. Stay on the leading pack for goodness sake!
I think Eva Risztov made a move and the pack were deciding there was
some energy left. If there is any energy left to go, now is the time
for its. You have Eva Risztov and somebody has made a break. Get your
binoculars out. We are behind the tree, they are not those types of
binoculars! If Eva Risztov has given everything she had, it will
be difficult to hold off the sprint at the end. Coming round now. David
Davis, not too long to go, maybe six or seven minutes? Is Eva
Risztov being caught? She is being closed down. If they get round
these in what order they are, they could be the final positions. It is
so difficult to get past a swimmer once they are in front abuse. Keri-
Anne made a move to go to the right of her to get past. It's utterly
now she can get in the medal positions. She does have some work
to do, but they are catching Eva Risztov. I wonder if she went too
early? Angela Maurer of Germany, the 37-year-old, she is good but
more of the distance when that. Martina Grimaldi of Italy, was some
the Met -- silver-medallist at the World Championships. This is
getting close. Keri-Anne still there. She is coming to the right.
She is in fourth place. Trying to get onto the feet. Eva Risztov is
struggling with heavy arms. They are coming to the last. It has been
a very fast race. The last 500m, maximum? This is going to be very
tight. I think maybe Eva Risztov has gone off a little bit too quick.
Keri-Anne Payne in 4th at the moment. Come on Keri-Anne! You can
see her in 4th position. She has a lot of work to do, she does have a
good sprint. They are chasing Eva Risztov very hard. Still a little
bit too far away for us to seek. And they really are working very
hard. It looks like she has been caught. Eva Risztov looks like she
will be caught. Keri-Anne is in 4th position. He is that? It is Hayley
Anderson. My she has a great sprinter at the end. The American
going what's happened to Rebecca Adlington so. I don't think Eva
Risztov can hold this now. Coming into the final. That is to the
finish, we are no early there. I think Keri-Anne is fighting for the
bronze. I think the gold medal has got away from her. With about 30
metres to go, Eva Risztov in the black hat has led all the way, but
it looks like Hayley Anderson Thom the USA will take it. It is really
close. Still, it looks like Keri- Anne Payne in 4th. But Eva Risztov,
has led all the way. You have to touch this bought a bug the head.
She gets the gold. The silver has gone to the USA. The bronze medal
has gone to Martina Ramadi of Italy. Keri-Anne just behind in the fourth
positions. -- Martina Grimaldi. It is so close, but the gold medal and
deservedly, to Eva Risztov of Hungary. Did all the work. She is
out already. How did she make all that effort and go and so quickly?
Leading all of the way. I am amazed she can walk, Andrew. Keri-Anne
just out of the medals in fourth place. Anderson, the young American,
then Martina Grimaldi. She did swimmers a part. We have had
problems all the way through. What a race it was. Eva Risztov went
early, then she was caught in the last few were hundred metres. I
thought Hayley Anderson, whose sister got a gold medal in the
4x200 freestyle relay, in the pool, Anderson just got a silver. Silver
to Anderson of the USA. The bronze has gone to Martina Grimaldi of
Italy, with Keri-Anne Payne of The first thing to say is what a
swim from Eva Risztov. The Hungarian looking as if she had
started to completely lose her way? But didn't she come back again?
This is the Olympics, she wanted it so bad. We thought she had made the
break too early. But she did deserve to win. She did work very
hard, and to pick it up again when everyone was fighting behind her.
Keri-Anne Payne has put everything into that and come away without a
medal is cruel. It is hard, I can see why you don't do it anymore?
is a tough sport, and Keri-Anne has worked very hard. Less than a
seconds from the medal. She was coming back really strong at the
end. I am sure she will speak to us now, but we cannot knock the effort.
There are swimmers still coming in behind us. Spare a thought for them
because it is about the honour of completing a 10 kilometre swim at
This is the elite end of the support -- sport. Fantastic.
Amazing shops -- shots. Matthew Pinsent was saying, with rowing,
you're hearing goes, and your vision, because your body decides
only your essential parts keep you going. When you get to those
closing stages and you feel that bad, something instinctive takes
over. Risztov was giving everything to be Olympic champion. One last
effort. That is the toughest way, leading from the front, I don't
think we will see that in the men's race tomorrow, there are more
tactics involved. Leading in front is the hardest way to do it. That
battle between Grimaldi and Risztov. Watching it here, and on TV, it is
as if it is slow motion. Keri-Anne, are you all right?
What a terrific effort. Thank you, it didn't go my way from the start.
I tried to get back up to leading. But it shows that they played me at
my own game. She did such a great job. The top 25 swimmers are here.
To come force in thought our old is not too bad, and it was really
close. Not quite what I wanted for all of the crowd. For all the
people who have worked so hard to get me here. It was a terrific
effort. How much were you hurting in the last lap? I was hurting most
of the swim. Not initially. I have always said about open water that
it is about making the right decision. I went in to feed. From
then, I struggled to get back, probably working too hard for how I
would like to take the pace. I didn't have enough at the end,
unfortunately. I know you have 50 family members here, they are so
proud you. These support has been fantastic. Thank you to everybody,
all of my coaches. In Stockport. Everybody. And of course my family
and David, for all of their support, there wouldn't be here if it wasn't
for them. Is this it for open water has a ring? -- something? I don't
know. We will see. Well done. David wants to say a word. That was so
hard watching, that last bit, depicted up. We'll all so proud you,
well done -- you picked it up. Keri-Anne, finishing 4th. She feels,
more than anyone, she wanted to do this here, at home, in front of the
home crowd, and because there were so many family members here. The
good thing about family members is that they do understand that 4th is
a great result. They know how hard she has trained. That is all you
can do. I am sure she will feel emotional now, not getting what she
wanted is frustrated. But, years down the line, if you know you have
committed to anything. And she has had a fantastic career. Nobody can
take that away from her. This was an amazing opportunity. That is
sport, that is why we love it. I know she has given everything. I am
sure she will be proud of what she has done. She is hugely popular
within the swimming team, a gracious person, funny, warm, she
loves to be involved in everybody else's sports. The very unselfish,
always smiling. That has to be the hardest thing, to swim for two
hours, to do an interview. She has conducted herself very well,
graciously. All of the swimmers coming past, they are trained.
Especially today, the Sun would have been beating on their back.
That dehydrates you. The physical effort that goes into it, it is the
most difficult event I have ever done. She talked about missing and
intended feed station Pickup? noticed that. Mark changed his
shirt to really bright colours. She did miss him. Whether that played a
part, it is not for me to say. There are so many things that go on.
Coming off the stage, this is risky and -- Risztov, looking incredibly
emotional. I might take a gamble. Sorry, that is Lymperta, of Greece,
who I think suffered an awful lot out there. You can see the physical
nature of this sport, it is crawl - - cruel.
Tomorrow, for the men, Dan Fogg, what chances should be hoped for,
from him? Myself and Dan Fogg went to Portugal, for training. We both
really did not enjoy it. Tomorrow, this is what he wants to be
involved in, a nice, flat lake. He is in good form. I think he will
revel in this and have a good race. Thank you. I don't know whether we
have missed Risztov. What a finish that was. We have
come outside. You can see how many people are in the Olympic Park.
There are huge screens. Everybody was crude, screaming for Keri-Anne.
-- everybody was glued. That was a monumental effort.
It was unbelievable. In terms of the planning of these Games, this
was an inspired choice for anyone to come here. To watch it, at home,
or in person, it makes you really appreciate what they go through, to
watch every single minute of it. From the first defeat station, the
buoys, trying to keep a clear head when your body is screaming in pain,
when you cannot see anything, with its swimmers around you. I saw it
for the first time in Beijing, at seeing David come out of the water
and thinking, he is going to collapse.
The men will be out tomorrow. We have lost the pictures. There was
so much hope for Keri-Anne. But, 4th, a monumental effort after one
hour and 57 minutes of continual swimming.
We saw when lead 10 kilometre or swim, the athletes taking nutrition.
Let us move on to the highlight some of what has been going on
around the Olympic Park over the Nicola Adams points proudly to the
Lion. Katie Taylor gives thanks for
having secured a place in the gold medal bout.
It has gone! Oh dear.
It is Allyson Felix all the way. Gold medal for Merritt.
Blake almost stops. Usain Bolt wins it.
What is going to happen in that 200m final? The Olympic stadium
behind us is waiting in -- for that man. It is not always those for a
first over the line that create Eric had never seen a swimming pool
this bit. But suddenly, he had a chance to win a heat. These two
were disqualified for false starting and or Eric had to do now
was to complete two lense of freestyle, that would be five
lengths of the swimming pool in the hotel where he had learnt to swim
In truth, this would not be a record breaking time. The winning
time would be one minute faster than this. But perhaps, this will
go down in a Olympic folklore. Going down, by staying afloat, just.
An absolute legend. There are so many characters and stories which
have come out of London 2012, with just four days to go. If you want
to look on BBC Three, you can see the bronze-medal match of the
women's football. Canada, first as France. Playing the bronze-medal
match. Over on BBC One, there will be
taekwondo at action, Jade Jones is going in her quarter-final match.
She looked incredibly worried first thing this morning when she got
into the arena. But she looked so graceful and elegant on the mat.
Featuring the climax of the women's long distance swim. Will the crowds by the Serpentine be cheering home a British winner?
Swimming commentators: Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse.