Day 2 Swimming: World Championships


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Clare Balding is joined by former elite swimmer Mark Foster as four more world titles are decided in Shanghai. It could be a golden day for Australia's Alicia Coutts.


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Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, Michael

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Phelps his back. But is he the same unbeatable force that took eight

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gold medals in Beijing, the highest amount by any individual or at a

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single Olympic Games. We are going to see him in the week's most

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anticipated event, the 200m freestyle. It pictures Phelps

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against Ryan Lochte, that is a highlight. We have plenty of

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interest closer to home as well. Jemma Lowe lines up for the final

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of the 100 metre butterfly the 30 made, Ellen Gandy. If either of to

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get a medal they will have to smash the British record. Anna Miley will

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be putting all the strokes to good effect in the final of the 200m

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individual medley. Liam Tancock is the world champion for 50 metre

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backstroke. It's twice that distance today in the semi-finals

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of the 100m. Lizzie Simmonds and usually has the company of Jemma

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Spofforth, but she's out on her own in today's semi-finals. The reason

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for that is that Jemma Spofforth failed to qualify for the semi-

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finals this morning. I think she's had a very difficult year. She

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sounded very hard to motivate herself. She's reigning world

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champion and world record holder. She was nearly four seconds off her

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best. Over an event which takes a minute is a huge gap. She said

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afterwards it was a huge kick up the backside. She's had problems

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with motivation, we'll talk about it when we get to the semi-finals,

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but the other thing to look out for his Phelps against Lochte. I think

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Ryan Lochte is such a cool guy, he seems very laid-back. Phelps is a

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very big, aggressive guide. Who is the one right on the crest of the

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wave right now? I would say Lochte. Michael Phelps and went for those

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eight gold medals at the Olympics and did it and achieve it. Where

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does the motivation come for him apart from his going to come into

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London, he's reigning champion and he's got this huge amount of pride.

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But Lochte is the one who's always come second best. Lochte, surfer,

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laid-back kind of guy, and Michael Phelps who is a bit more pumped up.

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We've also got the 50m butterfly final, which was one of your

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reoffends. The S. It's always an exciting one. All of the 50m of the

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shortest sprint events. You've got a good match up to date. I think

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there will be half a second separating all swimmers. Geoff

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Huegill is in there. We have the women's 100m butterfly. Two British

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swimmers have qualified for the final. One of them, Ellen Gandy,

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has relocated to Melbourne, and that's where she is based. Among

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her training partners now is the Australian superstar Leisel Jones,

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who as part of the Australian team press conference was asked, when it

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comes to the final, will you be cheering on Ellen Gandy or one of

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your Australian team-mates, Jessicah Schipper or Pellissier

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goods. In terms of who and going for, obviously Jessicah Schipper.

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Of course we are going for the Australian team. I love Ellen, I

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love training with her. I've got one of my main competitors who also

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trains with me from the UK, Kate Haywood. Keep it down! It's always

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hard, you see people training and they are your friends but I've also

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got friends of the team, you have to cheer for both of them as well.

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It can be quite difficult but I do love training with Ellen Gandy, she

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brings this new, fresh, vibrant energy to training and is always

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very enthusiastic. She is the ultimate athlete. She always lives

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and breathes swimming. It will be very interesting to watch. I've got

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my debts spread across on that one. That is the diplomatic answer from

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Leisel Jones. We will see her swimming in the 100m breaststroke

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this afternoon. In terms of Ellen Gandy's moving to Australia, is a

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very different training there to here? Its coaching techniques.

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There's a lot of people nowadays that train all around the world.

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When you think of the collegiate system in the States, a lot of

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swimmers go to America. The Australian system is probably the

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best behind America. Kate Haywood and Ellen Gandy are now training in

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Australia. It's kind of different in a sense that it's always a sunny

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and it's an outdoor lifestyle. There is this gung ho attitude.

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It's a bit like the Americans, it's all about we can do, not we can't

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do. Be it might be asking a lot of Ellen Gandy or Jemma Lowe to win a

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medal in this final but there's an added incentive to who slimmed

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fastest. Yes, or whoever is the fastest stroke swimmer. In the

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medley read play -- relay, the fastest swimmer gets that spot on

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the relay. They've got an opportunity to win a medal.

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favourite for this has to be the American competitor. She was

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phenomenal in the semi-finals. She is about half a second ahead of the

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rest. Its first to lose it in the final anything can happen. Our two

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girls are in there and they have a chance. Fran Halsall, we've got

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three girls in the top 10 in the world, which is special. Let's have

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a look at the full line-up with well be a relatively slow race.

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Without being mean, if it is a little slow the Brits have got a

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the crowd for this final, the women's 100m butterfly. The first

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out his Ellen Gandy, the 19-year- old now training in Melbourne. Her

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family moved out there. British record holder of the 200m butterfly.

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Normally likes to be in the middle, amongst it, but it's a pretty good

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lane for her. Jessicah Schipper also on the outside. Olympic bronze

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medallist. Jessicah Schipper, a about for the first Chinese as

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wormer out. Jemma Lowe, 21-year-old, training in Swansea. Commonwealth

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bronze medallist on the 100m five. She's seven fastest in history on

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Taylor fly as well. There is a great chance here. If both the

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British women can get down in two and eight, just knuckle down,

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they've got a really good chance of something here. Five times

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Commonwealth gold medallist in Delhi, Alicia Coutts of Australia.

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She's also a swimming in the 200m medley final tonight. Yes, the

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world record holder there. She improves every round. She normally

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gets better. She swam really well in Rome. Her heat was 10th fastest

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swim in history. This young lady, the final, the American record

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holder, she broke her own record to qualify for this final. -- Vollmer.

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butterfly. The world record holder and world champion in lane three

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for Sweden. Britain in two and eight. Two is Jemma Lowe and ate

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turns of becoming hugely important at these world championships. Jemma

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Lowe has come a pretty much right in front. Right next to her is the

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defending world champion, the world record holder. She tends to go out

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reasonably comfortably and then comes back really quickly.

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Absolutely, Jemma Lowe couldn't have put it down any better than

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that. Could this is up there as well. -- Pellissier Coutts is up

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there as well. Coutts is taking the lead. I wonder if she's going to

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pay for this speed? Coming back in the centre is Vollmer. It's going

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stroke. The world champion in the women's 100m butterfly. The time

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surprisingly slow. I can tell you Ellen Gandy was 5th and Jemma Lowe

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was eighth. But Vollmer only won it Coutts and the water. A quick look

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over, looking over to her left to down. She got the finish, spotted

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it just right. How much does it from you. I'm happy with that, it's

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my first world final. I'm glad I could keep my cool and progress

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with the rounds and end up with that. You've done some great times

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this year, they must give you good confidence. Yes, I've up my

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training a lot this year. Looking forward to the 200m? On Wednesday.

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Not as fast as you would have liked to have gone. It was my first world

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final so I'm just glad I got in it tonight. I gave it my best shot but

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it didn't work out. I'm just happy I was there swimming. It's been the

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best competition for a couple of years, it's nice to be competing on

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this sort of stage for next year. Yes, it's really exciting with the

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Olympics next year. I'm really excited to start training again at

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the end of this month. We'll see It looks as though that is a world

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record which might go sooner rather than later. Why would the suits not

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have been so effective in that? Men's to women's in a sense that

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women always wore suits and guys always wore trunks. They are used

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to being covered up. With a suit, it tightens your call up and helps

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your body position. On the way out they were on it, or very close to

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it. On the way back its started going away. The suits help you when

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you got fatigue towards the end of the race. The breaststroke event it

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helped an awful lot in the men's breaststroke and less so in other

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events. Because it was helping you float, it tended to help bigger

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people more than smaller people. Absolutely. That's what you see

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when you come to people like Hannah Miley, and later on when you see

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our boys doing the freestyle. Our guys were its smaller. What did you

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make of the performances of Ellen Gandy and Jemma Lowe? I did that --

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I think they did fantastic. Right at the beginning, we said about

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Ellen in particular, she gets faster every round. It's great. We

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want her coming in and progressing and getting faster. But I think

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that helps for the 200m later on. My big thing for her and a lot of

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the other swimmers is to do a lot more stand-up swimmers on training.

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Do a lot more race pace stuff. What we tend to do is a lot of training

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in training and not a lot of races. In one of those sessions you need

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to get as much as possible and race. I think that her start in

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particular almost putter a second behind the others, and that's how

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much she basically lost by. Great atmosphere, and that is helping a

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lot of the swimmers. It looks to be absolutely packed their. The world

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championships are taking place in Shanghai, which translates

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literally as above the sea. It's on the eastern coastline of China,

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it's a very busy port. It's hugely intense in terms of population, an

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awful lot of people live there. For this week at least, Shanghai Sharon

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is one of them. The World Championships are in

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China for the first time and this is Shanghai, their most populated

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city with 23 million people. So the swimmers have chosen here for a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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quiet life and they picked the I would love to go there one day.

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We are watching it from a far. They seem to be very keen if there is a

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very big sporting event in that city. It will be packed. I was

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there in 2006 and the arena was packed. Swimming and diving are

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sports that they are very good at. The mind boggles, doesn't it? How

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are the facilities at their compared to London? From a swimming

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perspective the pool is very impressive. It is a 50 metres long

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and it has to hold 10,000 people. What we have got gearing in the

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home Games is that our people have the opportunity to swim lot. Our

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swimmers are very confident and comfortable swimming there. Have

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fully London will give us that advantage. And we will be there on

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Wednesday. We have got the 100m backstroke finals coming up. It is

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about getting it right. 10 times of of 10 whenever Liam performs he

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always comes in second or third. There are not amount of -- a large

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amount of people who get close to their best times. But Liam will get

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in close with his best. And we were talking about how they needed to do

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more or training. Tommy about some of the training methods. -- tell me

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about some of the training methods. I used to train 20 hours a week in

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the pool. There is a lot of cross training. They ran as well. They

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have started doing rock climbing and dancing. It is all about your

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core a. It is about balance. You are getting fit and stronger but

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not just in the pool all of the time. So they do wall climbing and

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kick-boxing and a lot of swimming. Let's hear from him. I thrive on

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this situation. I like to compete against the top guys in the field.

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If I have the opportunity to go out and race a good group of swimmers I

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will always pick the best group because they will put me under

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pressure and I really enjoyed it. Every year brings a new rivalry.

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Yes, Camille has been doing a very good job over the last 10 years. I

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do not look at it like a rivalry. He has posted the fastest times in

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the world this year and is doing a great job. There have been lots of

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different guys are from Japan and Spain and Russia and Germany,

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literally all over the world, and the Australians and the Americans

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as well. I do not look at it as an individual rivalries. When someone

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posts a world polity time -- finals second fastest and fastest.

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The first semi-finals had someone who qualified second-fastest in the

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heats. Camille is the second highest record holder. He goes in

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lane of four in the second semi- final. One of the Japanese swimmers

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has a very slow turnover. Normally they bash it. But it looks like

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they are going very slow. It shows that the guy can really hold on to

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the water and make it count. If you put those two guys in the water

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together and watch them, a big difference in stroke. Look at lane

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six when he comes out. He looks like a Y shape when he comes into

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the water. The slowest qualifier for this semi-final is from China.

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I imagine he will be quick down the first 50. This some there is a back

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from his second European Championships. It is important to

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remember people even if they are 26. He has got a lot of experience and

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his grandfather swam in the 1940s. Expect Nicholas Thompson to start

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out of very fast. He is quick as a flash. Here is another Japanese

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swimmer with a beautiful stroke. Now we have the 19-year-old

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Australian. He was a junior champion on the 50 backstroke a

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couple of years ago. Liam and Hancock has got a good start.

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Probably the best one for the British team. And here is a swimmer

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from France. He has been a silver retired this year. He decided he

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could not make it to 2012. Liam just needs to make it as fast as

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one of those times. Liam is taking his time getting his kit off as he

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is allowed to do. The other guys are looking a little bit and see.

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He is just walking up to the blocks but the other guys had been there

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quite a while. It is great backstroke for men. Someone went 45

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metres all of the way under water. There is a terrible start their. A

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very poor start. Liam is in second place. A big return here. The whole

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50 metres. Liam is coming closer to as and needs to hold on. The rest

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of the field is starting to overtake him. It is all about

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position here. He was 5th. 53.60. Liam's Hancock taking a bit of a

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risk of their. That is pretty quick, you know. His mouth is open. What

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is he doing? There was a personal best to their by nearly a quarter

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of a second. It was beautiful. He was a really holding the water well

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there. This was a fantastic swimmer. He will struggle against his team-

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mate Camille. Liam Tancock in 5th It is always difficult being the

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first of the two heats, isn't it? To make the final you have to give

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it your all. I did give it my all but it might not have been good

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enough today. It is always nice to race on the world stage. Lessons

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learned constantly? Yes, I try to learn from every race. I learned

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what I should do before and after what I should do before and after

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final when he is defending world champion? He won the 50 with his

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backstroke last year. Maybe he did not win -- Wake up very well this

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morning. And here is the swimwear for Greece. -- swimmer for Greece.

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This Spanish swimmer was a gold medallist in eight. He was also a

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bronze medallist in seven. This is absolutely stacked. I think Lee and

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Hancock might be in a bit of trouble. This is a brilliant a

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short course swim or from Russia. He has double number turns. He has

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not quite translated it. Here's David Plummer the US champion. Now

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we have Camille again. He is a backstroke specialist and as skinny

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as a rake. He is incredibly thin. He can swim backstroke though.

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David Plummer is in five. He is the second fastest. You kind of want to

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feed Camille! Cheer he is. He is pretty strong. -- There he is. He

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is pretty strong. He enters the water backwards. We saw that in the

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last semi-final. And what does he do that for? I do not know. Ask him.

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Camilla is the second fastest heats and the slowest of everybody.

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He has a shocking reaction but once he gets going he is brilliant. He

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has got some serious work to do, Japan down in eight. He has made up

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for it. Pretty much bent on world records but. Look how long his arms

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are. Beautiful and still. Fantastic. A fantastic the shape from the

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semi-finalist. He is not kicking his legs were going for it at all.

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The European record holder finishes at 53.09. I think he might be all

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going to be very quick, but it was a cruise. This man pretty much gave

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in. He stopped about 30 metres out and decided to save himself. Very

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impressive swimming. Not using his legs are hardly at all. Look at his

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head. You could balance all sorts of stuff on there and it wouldn't

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Finishing 5th in the semi-final really puts you at the mercy of the

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speed of the second semi. I just wonder... You swim your own race in

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these things, you wouldn't be A nervous wait for Liam Tancock,

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but he made it into the final. And it's pretty important that the 100m

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does become stronger for him. it's his focus in a sense. The 50m

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backstroke, of which he is world champion, is not an Olympic event,

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so he has to be good at the 100m. He was world bronze medallist two

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years ago. If you watch his ways, he's always out fast and ties up a

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little bit towards the end. A lot of the other boys, the solar Court

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in particular, he is 6 ft 7, Liam is not small but if you look at the

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length of their arms when they are going over, Liam turns over a lot

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more than a quarter. -- than Lacourt. Let's have a look at Liam

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cakes. It's almost like a dolphin movement and beneath the water.

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What you probably see here is a lot of hip movement taking place. When

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their bombs come back at the end of the stroke, they are rotating an

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awful lot from the hips. The hips move an awful lot. On the

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backstroke start they dive off and it's almost like it backwards dive.

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The underwater in every stroke is critical. It's not just a neat kick,

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it all comes from the core. It all comes from the stomach. If you

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watch the stroke when they are finishing, when the bomb goes past

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the hips, there's a lot of rotation. the hips, there's a lot of rotation.

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It's almost a little bit like all of your power comes from your hips.

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You watch a boxer. When their arm comes past year and gets to hear,

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they do this move. It's not only the hand making the movement, there

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Hicks give them that extra power. A boxer when they planned, they hit

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Sceux, golfer, or your strength comes from your hips. You see it in

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freestyle and backstroke in particular. It what you always talk

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about when you are learning to swim, your hand comes out by your hips.

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You not only get to see all the racing but you get a swimming

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lesson as well. The one stroke you are not going to use the Hicks is

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breaststroke. Yes, and the flies. You are sort of using it. For a

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stroke is one of these things that technically I would say is the

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hardest strokes. It's all about your timing. I can't stand up and

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do a breaststroke demonstration very well. It's all timing in a

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sense, but breaststroke, you stretch out together, you come in

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together. That is it in the basics but when that timing is slightly

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off it makes a huge difference. of the best in terms of technique

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but breaststroke is Leisel Jones. It's a textbook stroke. When you

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were taught to swim breaststroke you were taught to swim like Leisel

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Jones. Then you talk about diving forwards and diving underneath the

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water. You see a lot of different strokes in every stroke but in

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breaststroke it's very evident. She stays flat across the water. She is

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25 now, which means she's been at the very top of this sport for 10

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years. How does she do that? Since being 14, things have to change

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dramatically. I was sometimes to ring up to 100 K weeks. As you get

:35:26.:35:29.

older you really can't do that anymore, you really need to find

:35:29.:35:33.

different ways of doing things. New and interesting ways. As you get

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older, as a woman, they say you don't really reach your peak until

:35:38.:35:41.

about 27. You've got to find new ways of doing strength training and

:35:41.:35:46.

weight loss training. Things change. You've also got to keep it

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interesting. It gets really boring sometimes just doing the same old

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training all the time. For us to find different ways of doing things,

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we just try and do a lot more dry land training to keep it

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interesting. Rolling your arms over in training is not always the best

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thing, you get into sloppy techniques. We've really tried to

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mix it up with different things. The secrets to Leisel Jones'

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longevity. She's at in the first of the two semi-finals you are about

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to see. Look out for Rebecca Soni, who took gold in this event at the

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last world championships in Rome and had a clean sweep at the world

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women's 100m breaststroke. The Olympic champion those in lane

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three. Leisel Jones has got a beautiful stroke, almost in slow

:36:41.:36:51.

motion. Amanda Beard is in eight. She got medals in each of the last

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got two silver medals in the 96 Olympics at the age of 15. -- going

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back to Amanda Beard. Leisel Jones had a year off in 2009, missed the

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last world championships. A year of international swimming, not

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completely off swimming. She will be a big threat when they get

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through to the finals. Suzuki looked very good this morning. As

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did this young lady. She is the Asian Games champion. Haven't seen

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too much of her outside of Asia. She is being coached by David Liles,

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the British coach. He's been here six years. He used to train with me

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of surprise the qualifying only 7th fastest for this semi-final. Not

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the greatest start there. In the heats this morning, Leisel Jones

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had a very slow turnover. She's starting to move now. That's Suzuki

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in the white hat in the centre, and now Jones is moving. She sort of

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dives into it and glides. Jones is doing a Betty -- a better semi-

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final here. She was very lazy and long this morning. Suzuki kept very

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strong at the end, very long. Men and women are allowed to fly kick

:39:17.:39:24.

now on breaststroke. Jones really meaning business now. She didn't

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really stand out this morning but she is trying to lay down her mark

:39:27.:39:37.
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China is second and third. Amanda Beard was eighth. That's a shocker.

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The Americans picking their team last year, they didn't have trials

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last year. They picked them from the Pan Pacific Games last summer.

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Jones doing a better job here. at that first stroke up. Very

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touch Rebecca Soni on the form she is on. She qualified one-and-a-half

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four. The silver medallist two years ago is in St two. -- in Lane

:41:09.:41:19.
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European record holder. She has got a great stroke but this morning I

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wonderful in the heats in everything she did, apart from the

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start which looked a problem. She almost fell off the blocks and

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popped up. First start in the centre and also has stroke is to

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watch for. She almost as a freestyle poll at the front. It's

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not that wide sweep. It's a bit like five. It's a higher elbow.

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Soni, her struggle rate is so much quicker than the rest of them. --

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everything she's done has been fantastic. She is leading the semi-

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final now by a good half a second, I love the way she attacks it. Also

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going very well is Pedersen, of Denmark. Look at this, it's a real

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to the world record. That was a brilliant swim. The first person

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under 65 seconds without those shiny suits. That was an amazing

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swim. She won by about 400m on the That should help in terms of times

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as well. How can you win a semi- final at the World Championships by

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make it. I think she has got in in the 7th fastest. They should be

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confirmed on the next screen. Not making her 2010 form count this

:45:39.:45:49.
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year. Rebecca Soni is the fastest qualifier by a streak. A bit of a

:45:51.:46:01.
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Soni some faster than Liesel Jones haves ever swum in her life. -- has

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ever swam in her life. She has taken nearly two seconds off. She

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has got the back end. Looking at the pictures in the semi-final it

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did not seem to flow as much as it has in the past. Do you think for

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Soni that a world record is in her grasp? We have topped before about

:46:26.:46:30.

how long it will take to get these suit Time's up. She is very close

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to it. She was at an event last year in her old suit but she is now

:46:40.:46:50.
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going faster with pert new suit. Let's go back to the man. Cesar

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Cielo Filho was the first one to win a medal in Sir Terry Leahy in

:46:56.:47:06.
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Beijing. -- Inn in Sir Terry Leahy Why is a full-time athlete taking a

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diet supplement? I do not get that part. But he said that it was a

:47:31.:47:35.

cross contamination and it was beyond his control. I think it is

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one of these things that, it is down to you what you put in your

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body. There are testing labs and lists of substances that have been

:47:46.:47:52.

tested before and they let you know that they are clean. It is up to

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the athlete to take full responsibility for themselves.

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Cesar Cielo Filho gets very emotional when he wins gold medals.

:48:03.:48:13.
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Let's look at what happened in the the defending championship. --

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white hat. Any of these guys, they are all capable. You cannot make a

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mistake on these 15 years. -- 50 metres. Jason dumb third of a Kenya.

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It is Hugo. -- it is Geoff Huegill. He took a bad at the 30-metre mark

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and then put his head back again. - - a breath. Without the full body

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suits the swimmers tend to forget to shave. I don't know if it feels

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any better. It feels fantastic after you shave your legs. U-shaped

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more than that, don't you? -- due final. Jason dumb third comes in

:49:45.:49:55.
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second. James has a great start for Great Britain. It is going well so

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far. It looks like at the moment the 20-year-old a Frenchman in the

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centre and the Brazilian are doing well. A terrible finish again but

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he gets it. So Cesar Cielo Filho wins for Brazil. The time is a

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23.19. The Ukrainian and the German finished in 7th and 8 place. -- 8th

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finish. A shocking finish but he wins it. Cesar Cielo Filho from

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Brazil. It is a really competitive race here. Lots of controversy

:51:16.:51:26.
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about him being let off. Geoff Huegill second and Florent Manaudou

:51:27.:51:37.
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third. This is going to be Cesar Cielo Filho through fast us.

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Here is the final of the men's 50 metres butterfly. It is one length

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of the pool and there will be lots so far has been Cesar Cielo Filho.

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He is the fastest human being in the far end of the pool. They just

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go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Here is Matthew Targett of Australia. Then we have

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the swimmer from Germany. He is a European champion in the freestyle.

:52:48.:52:58.
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We have Mark Foster. Here comes Florent Manaudou. He is a world

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champion making a comeback. He has been over in the States making a

:53:07.:53:17.
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comeback. And here he is, the fastest man in the water. He is the

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you saying bolt of the swimming holder here. Here is the

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Whoever touches first! Frederick Bousquet is a winner as well.

:54:15.:54:25.
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from Kenya and... The emotional favoured would be Geoff Huegill. --

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favourite. That would be true because Cesar Cielo Filho has

:54:33.:54:43.
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recently failed a drug test. Cesar What a powerful stroke in the

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centre. It looks like it is going to be Cesar Cielo Filho at the

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moment. It may be the Brazilian. The Brazilian has got to get this

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stroke to be world champion. In the end it looked pretty comfortable

:55:12.:55:22.

for me. Caesar Arab has -- Cesar Cielo Filho is now world champion

:55:22.:55:32.
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on the 50 flights and he looks pretty comfortable. -- 50 fly.

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suggested that, with the doping issue, it was a dietary supplement.

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I imagine the pressure got too much for him. He gets a bit emotional

:55:47.:55:55.

about his racing. He nailed that one from start to finish. He tends

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to cry a lot after his races. has had a huge amount of pressure.

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He did drug test positive. He was giving a pardon as it were. It was

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challenged by the World Swimming Federation. They challenged the

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warning that Brazil gave and asked for a three-month ban. The swimmers

:56:31.:56:37.

are unhappy about it around the pools side. That is because a lot

:56:37.:56:45.

of them didn't want him to be allowed to swim. He was not sure

:56:45.:56:52.

there. Those are the biggest shoulders I have ever seen. Fastest

:56:52.:57:02.
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man in history in the water. World Eight years and you are here again!

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Yes, it is quite exciting. To be surrounded with all of these guys

:57:25.:57:30.

and do what you love doing is a dream come true for me. What is it

:57:30.:57:35.

that is pulling everyone back into swimming? I think in my case it is

:57:35.:57:40.

that I have a passion for it. If you do not have a passion then it

:57:40.:57:45.

makes training a lot harder. You have to have a balance outside of

:57:45.:57:54.

the pool. I have a great business and a beautiful family. For me it

:57:54.:57:58.

is a last chance opportunity. most amazing comeback story for

:57:58.:58:06.

Geoff Huegill. I raced with him for many years and always came second.

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He is a lovely guy. He always gets it right at the right time. I would

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have loved to see him win the race. Pretty difficult for him and Matt

:58:16.:58:21.

Targett finishing behind a guy that has failed a drugs test. There are

:58:21.:58:27.

some great areas here. If he took it and knowingly, and I hope that

:58:27.:58:32.

he did, you'd say that could have ended his career or he could have

:58:32.:58:40.

been banned, but I maintain that it is up to the athlete that -- to

:58:41.:58:46.

know what is being put in your body. Should he have been able to raise?

:58:46.:58:49.

The feeling around the pool from the other athletes is that they are

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upset. But they are not crying like Cesar Cielo Filho! That was

:58:54.:59:00.

extraordinary. He is a man that finds it very difficult to control

:59:00.:59:10.

his emotions. Were there not this huge cloud over him you would think

:59:10.:59:13.

it was fantastic and lovely. think we will hear more about this

:59:13.:59:21.

later. There were tears of genuine sadness this morning after the

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heats from Gemma spot for if because she did not all five. --

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Jemma Spoforth. She did well in Beijing in 2008 and was a world

:59:35.:59:45.

champion in 2009. She is very good and talented. I suppose her

:59:45.:59:51.

motivation is coming 4th. What else has happened? Her mum died just

:59:51.:59:57.

before the Olympics in 2007. Earlier this year her dad's

:59:57.:00:03.

girlfriend died. It is difficult. We all deal with things in

:00:03.:00:09.

different ways. And the other aspect is that she has had food

:00:09.:00:13.

poisoning. Yes she has also been sick. This has not been her best

:00:13.:00:17.

year. Last year was not a bad year but this year has not been that

:00:17.:00:24.

great. These things happen. said this morning that she has had

:00:24.:00:29.

a bad year and that she has not been feeling too motivated so she

:00:29.:00:39.
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hopes that she will be motivated Let's hear from Lizzie Simmonds.

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World championships can change things. RRV is particularly

:00:49.:00:53.

special? Definitely. It will be my third world championships. Every

:00:53.:00:58.

major competition you go to is a special experience. The fact they

:00:58.:01:01.

are all in different countries with different people, different team, a

:01:01.:01:06.

different set of people you'll be racing against. You take a lot of

:01:06.:01:11.

memories away. Your aspirations for Shanghai, what can you do out

:01:11.:01:17.

there? It's going to be a very fast event. To get too caught up and

:01:17.:01:21.

over analyse exactly where you should be coming is probably not

:01:21.:01:29.

the best thing for me. You quite enjoyed the Beijing experience in

:01:29.:01:33.

2008, didn't you? Yes, it was fantastic. The Chinese couldn't

:01:33.:01:38.

have put on a better show. Making sure that we were so well

:01:38.:01:42.

accommodated and the competition run so smoothly as well. If that's

:01:42.:01:52.
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anything to go by, Shanghai is swimming club in west London. She

:02:21.:02:31.
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set a new Bulgarian record to swimmers a huge ovation. This of

:02:46.:02:50.

the world champion on the 50m backstroke on short and long course.

:02:50.:02:56.

Here is Great Britain's Lizzie Simmonds. European champion on the

:02:56.:03:04.

200m. I think she has a chance at the medley. The job is to qualify.

:03:04.:03:11.

She should be capable of getting in the top eight. Jemma Spofforth not

:03:11.:03:21.
:03:21.:03:29.

swim in the heats. Only 18, but she competed in the last world

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good, but whether it's going to be finish. Just a few tenths off,

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which would have counted. The start in Delhi. Some really young women

:07:32.:07:42.
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Elizabeth Pelton. Emily sebum, she's in five. Natalie Coughlin,

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she has three Olympic gold medals. She is the Olympic champion.

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Talking about underwater rating, you were saying how good she is.

:08:14.:08:19.

Yes, I think it's mainly Third turbans. You have to see at the

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start. -- you will see its mainly women's 100m backstroke. A decent

:08:57.:09:02.

start, but we do talk about Coughlin's starts being the best in

:09:02.:09:12.
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the world. She didn't get that much going to make it in, only the first

:09:55.:10:05.
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rest of the girls crutching ind. -- minute for the backstroke. She's

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through to the final. That's highly We are going to be a bit like Liam

:11:25.:11:29.

with our fingers crossed for the next semi. Definitely. The time was

:11:29.:11:35.

good but the event was pretty tough. Touch wood, I might sneak in. It

:11:35.:11:39.

was a good swim none the less. been a really weird year for you.

:11:39.:11:43.

It's so nice to see you coming back into form. Yes, it's been up and

:11:43.:11:48.

down. I wasn't swimming so great at the start of the year and wasn't

:11:48.:11:52.

making the trials at the first opportunity. Luckily, I had a

:11:52.:11:56.

second opportunity and turned it round between men. I'm just glad to

:11:56.:12:00.

be swimming back at my best. I'm really glad to be here. It's always

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a nice bonus for you, the 100m. Are you looking forward to the 200m?

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Definitely. This is to get the cobwebs out and have a good bash at

:12:11.:12:16.

it, but the 200m is a bit more my race. You can get more into it,

:12:16.:12:24.

it's a bit longer. Hopefully the 200m for later in the week. How is

:12:24.:12:29.

Jemma? She's going to be disappointed. But there's UPS and

:12:29.:12:32.

downs with this game. Everybody goes through that and it's

:12:32.:12:36.

something you can't control. She can't be disappointed with herself.

:12:36.:12:41.

She's just got to look towards the future now. The future with her if

:12:41.:12:45.

she's got the 50m backstroke coming up later in the week. Lizzie

:12:45.:12:49.

talking their about the 200m, which is more her thing. The cheese into

:12:49.:12:53.

the final. She's got a chance. We've seen in some of the other

:12:53.:12:56.

finals as well. She's hopefully going to get in one of the outside

:12:56.:13:01.

lanes. Billion Tancock when into line one macro. Becky Adlington got

:13:01.:13:08.

a silver medal from line one macro. If you are in your lane, you got

:13:08.:13:11.

your opportunity. With swimming in particular, just do your own race.

:13:11.:13:15.

In the longer distance events you can pace yourself off each other

:13:15.:13:18.

but in the sprint events you just got to get your head down or up and

:13:18.:13:22.

do your own thing. She's an interesting swimmer to watch,

:13:22.:13:25.

Lizzie Simmonds, because she's got this hyper extension, double-

:13:25.:13:31.

jointed elbows. I can demonstrate again. When your arm enters the

:13:31.:13:37.

water, her arm high that extends backwards. I'm very flexible,

:13:37.:13:43.

swimmers are generally flexible. But with Lizzie herself and

:13:43.:13:48.

backstroke swimmers, it actually helps you catch more water. In

:13:48.:13:52.

swimming terms, when we are catching water you don't just pull

:13:52.:13:59.

your hand, you pull your forehand - - your forearm as well. You've got

:13:59.:14:04.

to try and catch all this water. If you think about where your hand

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enters, you want to pull yourself past that point. We are about to

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see two of the very best at this. We will be seeing them on their

:14:15.:14:20.

front, but the big clash is coming up. Michael Phelps is the biggest

:14:20.:14:24.

fish in the swimming pool, winner of a record eight gold medals at

:14:24.:14:29.

the last Olympics. But the new star on the scene is Ryan Lochte, a

:14:29.:14:34.

laid-back, fun-loving Floridian, whose the swim of 2010 with 12

:14:34.:14:38.

championship gold medals. It does feel as if the tide is turning.

:14:38.:14:42.

Very much so. Michael Phelps has done it and been there. Other

:14:42.:14:47.

things to take over. I know with Le Court of France, he had this huge

:14:47.:14:51.

success, a lot of sponsors, they are giving you a lot of money, and

:14:51.:14:55.

you get distracted away from what you're doing in the pool. The it's

:14:55.:14:58.

the same with any sport, the more successful you get, the more

:14:58.:15:03.

invitations to get to go to certain things. It's really difficult.

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they've done on the way up, I always talk about this being the

:15:09.:15:13.

hunters being the hundred. You are very hungry, but there are a lot of

:15:13.:15:17.

demands put on you. When one of your sponsors pay you a huge amount

:15:17.:15:21.

of money and they ask you to do various things, there's a lot of

:15:21.:15:27.

time away from what you normally do. Lochte has been able to come in

:15:27.:15:33.

under the radar. We saw him in Manchester. He was fabulous. He was

:15:33.:15:37.

so great with the crowd. He seemed a really likeable guy. He is as

:15:38.:15:41.

good as Michael Phelps. When you watch them race and you watch them

:15:41.:15:45.

and the water, he is as good as Michael Phelps. What Michael Phelps

:15:45.:15:49.

did against everybody else, on every turn at the start he will

:15:49.:15:52.

take six to eight inches off other people. It doesn't seem an awful

:15:52.:15:56.

lot of times that by three or four macro and it makes a huge

:15:56.:16:00.

difference. The British coaches have been doing a lot of work on

:16:00.:16:05.

this. The 5th stroke. There is Phelps staying and the water away

:16:05.:16:10.

longer than anybody else. Dolphin boy. The underwater kick, it's like

:16:10.:16:16.

a hula-hoop. If you are good at it, you don't see it so much on the

:16:16.:16:19.

100m when you are given everything on the surface. It's not that much

:16:19.:16:23.

faster underneath the water, if any faster whatsoever. But when you see

:16:23.:16:28.

the slower events, the butterfly or the 200m events, it makes a huge

:16:28.:16:32.

difference. You see it more in the 200. The have become up by the red

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:16:42.:16:43.

mark. That's 15 metres. Technically, 15 metres underwater, 15 metres

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underwater... That's 60m of the 200m underwater. A third of the

:16:48.:16:52.

race is underneath the water. It makes a huge difference. Lizzie

:16:52.:16:56.

Simmonds is good at it, Tancock is good at it. Becky Adlington doesn't

:16:56.:17:01.

do any kick underneath whatsoever. She can get a little bit better

:17:01.:17:11.
:17:11.:17:13.

than it - Matt Baggott and that We have got the main personalities

:17:13.:17:19.

coming up. We have also got two British swimmers in the semi-finals

:17:19.:17:29.
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at here is the line-up for the today by all of the big boys in the

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:18:04.:18:07.

heats today. -- looking around. have at the Australian leading the

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:18:17.:18:24.

pack. He was a champion in 2008 in the freestyle. Here we have the as

:18:24.:18:34.
:18:34.:18:44.

really is the mayor. His again is a name right. -- Israeli swimmer.

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Here is Ross Davenport from Great Britain. He was a champion in the

:18:51.:18:59.

freestyle in 2006. He looked so good this morning. The French

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:19:09.:19:22.

cinema is a late 19th. -- swim or possibly getting their medal. It

:19:22.:19:30.

might not show on the first hundred metres. There are some great times

:19:30.:19:40.
:19:40.:19:47.

to watch out for. Lane one will be going out pretty fast. Then he will

:19:47.:19:57.
:19:57.:20:10.

and there is a Willie Hay stacked second final would Michael Phelps

:20:10.:20:18.

in there. -- a really stacked second final with Michael Phelps in

:20:18.:20:23.

there. These boys need to go quickly. Number three is going fast,

:20:23.:20:28.

from France. He was a little bit slower up the first hundred this

:20:28.:20:38.
:20:38.:20:43.

morning and then really pushed it. This morning there was a lot of

:20:43.:20:52.

easing back. Now they are trying to go with the rest of the field. Some

:20:52.:21:00.

different tactics from this morning. Davenport is in good position here.

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It is playing into his hands. The blue hat is swimming for Great

:21:09.:21:16.

Britain. It would be stunning if he could make this final. He is about

:21:16.:21:26.
:21:26.:21:27.

4th or 5th at the moment. Now the white hat is slightly closer to us.

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The French swimmer has gone out very quickly. He has got some work

:21:33.:21:43.
:21:43.:21:46.

to do if he wants to make this final. This is a good position to

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:21:56.:22:12.

be in. So the time for the winner qualification this morning. It is

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looking like his best time so far. He is a 19-year-old and is

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improving every year. For he was the European junior last year. I

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think he was smash his record tomorrow. He looked very good

:22:32.:22:42.
:22:42.:22:42.

indeed. He went for it. Davenport came in 5th. Michael Phelps is the

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third fastest qualifier for this the challenger from Great Britain.

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If Michael Phelps is locked in and then two Brits get in it could be

:23:11.:23:20.
:23:21.:23:37.

someone else playing the spoiler on There is a lot of looking around

:23:37.:23:47.
:23:47.:23:47.

going on in the freestyle. We have some swimmers who have really been

:23:47.:23:55.

caught looking around at each other. Here we have the Brazilian. The

:23:55.:24:05.
:24:05.:24:08.

slowest qualifier for the second semi-final. Now we have a young 17-

:24:08.:24:18.
:24:18.:24:18.

year-old from Japan. He is a tough aggressor. We have Robert Renwick

:24:18.:24:28.
:24:28.:24:33.

from Great Britain. He won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. We

:24:34.:24:43.
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have Switzerland in at six and then come the big boys. Here he is, 27

:24:44.:24:49.

medals in championships, 22 of them gold, he got his first bronze medal

:24:49.:24:57.

ever last night in the free relay. It is Michael Phelps. Now we have

:24:57.:25:07.

Paul be an end. And the other US challenger, he looks very good in

:25:07.:25:17.
:25:17.:25:17.

the heats, but his first major championships are in the freestyle.

:25:17.:25:21.

Michael Phelps might just be letting some of these challengers

:25:21.:25:31.

get away with it. We will find out. You never bet against Michael

:25:31.:25:41.
:25:41.:25:44.

Phelps in a race. Robert Unwin seven -- on Laina seven, if he

:25:44.:25:54.
:25:54.:26:16.

finals and that wise a stinker of a start. -- and that was a stinker of

:26:17.:26:24.

a start for lane No. 5. The boys have got out fast. We do not

:26:24.:26:29.

normally see Michael Phelps swim for so fast sow's ear. He is really

:26:29.:26:39.
:26:39.:26:42.

going for it. -- swim and so fast so early. He is really going for it.

:26:42.:26:47.

This is going to be a really good race. I have been looking forward

:26:47.:26:53.

to it. Watch these turns. The Black cats in the centre, at the

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Americans. A butterfly kick under water. The white hat is in the

:27:03.:27:08.

centre now. I wonder whether Michael Phelps has gone at it a

:27:08.:27:18.
:27:18.:27:19.

little bit too quickly. He did not like his record being taking. He is

:27:19.:27:27.

tailing off a little bit. He is going to have to dig deep. Michael

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

Phelps came up well but the last turn there are of his American

:27:38.:27:48.
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challenger was really good. He looks the best of this bunch. I

:27:49.:27:58.

think they have eased back a little bit. Ryan is in sight Ghent. -- is

:27:58.:28:08.
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the Brits to get into the final. I am just checking these were words.

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Davenport in the 10th. Robert in a in the turn. I think Ryan could

:28:37.:28:43.

have wanted -- won this if he wanted to. It was the touch Andy

:28:44.:28:53.
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Todd laughed. Michael Phelps is a third. -- it was the touch ing the

:28:58.:29:08.
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guns from all of the guys in yet. I think some of them will have to do

:29:11.:29:18.

something slightly different or it will be their last 15-metre sprint.

:29:18.:29:27.

Who on this bunch will win it? would have gone with Michael Phelps

:29:27.:29:37.
:29:37.:29:39.

but I think the Frenchman will get Close but no cigar. I knew it would

:29:39.:29:43.

be incredibly difficult to make the semi-final. We cannot cruise the

:29:43.:29:49.

heat yet. We will have to put our love our eggs in one basket just to

:29:49.:29:59.
:29:59.:30:01.

make the semi-final tomorrow. -- all of our eggs. I was ranked 20th

:30:01.:30:06.

and I am surprised I came in so much better. We delivered some good

:30:06.:30:16.
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swimming. It is always fantastic for a relay to have two in there.

:30:18.:30:18.

Having two of us in there is a good thing. It should be a good one on

:30:19.:30:28.

Friday. What is the top tip for the final? You cannot look too far

:30:28.:30:33.

beyond Ryan and also Paul. What does he do on his turns to make him

:30:33.:30:38.

so fast? He is just phenomenal under water and everyone is trying

:30:38.:30:44.

to catch him up at the moment. He is very tough. They should bring in

:30:44.:30:50.

a room where you can actually go five metres. It is cheating. -- a

:30:50.:30:59.

You look superb. What do you do on those returns? I don't know, I'd

:30:59.:31:03.

take a deep breath and kick until I can't kick any more. Change of

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image, your hair has gone! No more Coles, a new look. Streamlined?

:31:11.:31:17.

like to think so. It's going to be one of the races of the meat.

:31:17.:31:21.

200m free is always a deeper race. They are so many good competitors.

:31:21.:31:27.

It's going to be a good race tomorrow. This is my second time

:31:27.:31:31.

doing it internationally. We will see how that goes tomorrow. Good

:31:31.:31:38.

You see how coolly is, but everybody talking about the

:31:38.:31:41.

underwater. Let's have a look at underwater. Let's have a look at

:31:41.:31:47.

Lochte Yngling four. When he comes off the wall and he's turning over,

:31:47.:31:56.

that's the underwater dolphin we are talking about. Phelps went in

:31:56.:31:59.

half-a-length behind so he didn't take too much more of him. Half a

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The British swimmers need to practise it an awful lot more. I

:32:08.:32:12.

wasn't very good at it but I did 50m so it wasn't very important.

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But in the longer events it is very important. You can gain 100th of a

:32:18.:32:22.

second on the Turner. A lot of work is being done with the British

:32:22.:32:25.

swimmers but the Americans have been doing it for so much longer.

:32:25.:32:30.

The technical stuff the Americans do so well. It comes on the back of

:32:30.:32:34.

the collegiate system. Every university in the States is almost

:32:34.:32:43.

like a mini country. The collegiate racing is done in 25 metre pools.

:32:43.:32:47.

The science of swimming is really important. The it's moved on an

:32:47.:32:50.

awful lot. You see the underwater footage there, a lot of people have

:32:50.:32:54.

that technology in the training poll. We have it in Loughborough.

:32:54.:32:58.

They will be recording themselves underneath the water. You say to a

:32:58.:33:02.

swimmer, do this. They can do it and they can look at themselves on

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the screen and change it. Swimmers swim with feet that are like this.

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We don't swim, a lot of people tried to do it straight up. They

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put their legs there and kick like this. Swimmers kick with Haifa

:33:19.:33:25.

extended ankles. Our legs are really flexible. The most difficult

:33:25.:33:28.

of it all has to put all four strokes together and Hannah Miley

:33:28.:33:32.

manages to do that in the medley. The weakest link is the butterfly.

:33:32.:33:36.

That comes from strength. When you watch her swim in the water, she

:33:36.:33:41.

looks so much smaller physically than the other girls in height and

:33:41.:33:45.

body posture. She's not a big go macro. But technically she's

:33:45.:33:49.

amazing. Because she's technically good and smaller, she should be one

:33:49.:33:53.

of those that will benefit from the fact they are not all in it suits.

:33:53.:33:58.

Very much so. It used to help the bigger people more. Hamed is small

:33:58.:34:02.

and slight. Her technical aspects are so much better. Breaststroke is

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a very technical event. You will really see her come through on that.

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She needs a bit more work on the butterfly. And because she's not so

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powerful the 400 is her better event. She has incredible stamina.

:34:15.:34:20.

But she is into the final of the 200 individual medley. A medal here

:34:20.:34:26.

would be a real bonus. There's quite a few people talking, saying

:34:26.:34:30.

they are going to bypass the world all the world and as important. But

:34:30.:34:34.

it's the next closest event competition wise to the Olympics.

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It's the only opportunity you get to race against the whole world.

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Everybody in your event that qualifies any weight. Nine times

:34:41.:34:45.

out of 10 it is probably going to be the same people who will race

:34:45.:34:53.

against at the Olympics. Atmosphere wise, it will be slightly different

:34:53.:34:57.

but competition Why's it is very similar. It's almost like a

:34:57.:35:00.

practice run against your competitors. This year, you always

:35:00.:35:06.

find that the years out from the Olympics is going to be a surprise,

:35:06.:35:12.

there will be some younger and who has come out of the woodwork. It's

:35:12.:35:16.

getting that experience and taking advantage of the opportunity to

:35:16.:35:26.
:35:26.:35:45.

Olympic champion, Stephanie Rice is change in it suits is going to

:35:45.:35:53.

affect them. Pellissier Coutts is on fire at the moment as well. --

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a backstroke specialist. The Hungarian competitor is very

:36:05.:36:09.

important. She's the European champion on this event. She's right

:36:09.:36:19.
:36:19.:36:40.

next to Hannah Miley, who is not a Flybe is strong enough to get her a

:36:40.:36:50.
:36:50.:37:02.

Commonwealth Games last year. The 15-year-old from China. Watch her

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:37:12.:37:29.

Olympic champion and the 204 hundred medley. Silver medal two

:37:29.:37:35.

years ago in Rome will. Commonwealth champion. This is

:37:35.:37:40.

going to be very interesting indeed. The unpredictability of this world

:37:40.:37:45.

championships right here. Australia are re-emerging. China, be 15-year-

:37:45.:37:50.

old, we've no idea how quickly can be. The Americans picked their team

:37:50.:37:56.

12 months ago. Are they on form or not? We have China in three,

:37:56.:38:03.

Australia in four, USA in five, Australia in six, USA in seven.

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Great Britain's Hannah Miley, maybe a little bit of a short race for

:38:11.:38:16.

her, the medley. I think it will be tough. When you've got a weak

:38:16.:38:20.

stroke in this, it does make a difference on the 200. Some of

:38:20.:38:25.

these girls are good at freestyle, but at breaststroke, they will make

:38:26.:38:30.

their marks on this race. But Stephanie Rice is the one that's on

:38:30.:38:40.
:38:40.:38:45.

off on the blocks on the first whistle. You are meant to wait for

:38:45.:38:48.

the second whistle. I'm not sure she quite knows the order of how

:38:48.:38:58.
:38:58.:39:17.

swimmers here. Stephanie Rice a bit off the pace. Hannah Miley will

:39:17.:39:27.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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I'm thinking that's a really good champion on the 100m freestyle, but

:40:33.:40:43.
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It's going to be so close. She's got it! My goodness, that was

:40:52.:41:01.
:41:02.:41:04.

incredible. That last 50, she came from nowhere, the 15-year-old.

:41:04.:41:14.
:41:14.:41:27.

get it. -- I thought Coutts was in the heats on the freestyle leg,

:41:27.:41:31.

she came back very fast indeed. At age 15, you just don't know what

:41:31.:41:41.
:41:41.:41:47.

they are going to do. Heavens above, a massive ovation. You've got to

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feel sorry for Alicia Coutts, though, she lost the gold medal in

:41:52.:42:02.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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How do you feel about that? It was fine. To get into the final was

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what I was aiming for. I would have liked to have gone faster in the

:42:47.:42:53.

final, in the Europeans that happened. The heats had to be very

:42:53.:42:56.

fast because they were almost like a final. I'm a little bit

:42:56.:43:00.

disappointed at not going faster but coming in 7th, it's only one

:43:00.:43:05.

place down from what I did last year in the suits. It's still my

:43:05.:43:09.

second fastest time I've done this season, I can't knock that.

:43:09.:43:14.

just looking at your ear, they have been doing a lactic test on your

:43:14.:43:19.

ear. The 400 is the most important for you. The rising star that we

:43:19.:43:24.

don't know too much about. The 400 is the one I'm focusing on. This is

:43:24.:43:28.

kind of a fun event. It's a completely different event to the

:43:28.:43:33.

400. You have to have speed. I'd much faster in my sleep and I do in

:43:33.:43:37.

training. This is a good I'll Be there, but there's a lot of good

:43:37.:43:47.
:43:47.:43:47.

talent coming through. I'm really honoured to be in the same race. I

:43:47.:43:52.

certainly can learn a lot from that and look at the analysis and take

:43:52.:43:56.

it from there. Head down in the game for the 400 now. It's good to

:43:56.:43:59.

see what talent they can bring through and I will hopefully get my

:43:59.:44:04.

tactics right for the last day. She is going to be up against it in

:44:04.:44:08.

that medley. Quite extraordinary that medley. Quite extraordinary

:44:09.:44:12.

race. We can have a look again at where she comes from. Going into

:44:12.:44:20.

the last length, she is free from the top of this green, white cap. -

:44:20.:44:28.

- she is three from the top of the screen, white cap. Look at this.

:44:28.:44:33.

You are still thinking there is no way she can get to her. 25 metres

:44:33.:44:37.

to go, you still think there's no way she can get back on that. She's

:44:37.:44:44.

15, first major international made last year at 14. At 15 you are

:44:44.:44:48.

still a child. But technically she is amazing. What she does is keep

:44:48.:44:53.

coming back and coming back. In the medley you have four strokes. Some

:44:53.:44:57.

people are good at one, some people are good at three. She took 1.7

:44:57.:45:03.

seconds off Coutts on one length. That's massive. That's because

:45:03.:45:13.
:45:13.:45:16.

goods gave too much too early and Sprint has produced an awful lot of

:45:16.:45:19.

lactate which then tyres you. Someone like Rebecca Adlington or

:45:19.:45:26.

Paula Radcliffe don't produce lactic. -- lactate. They will test

:45:26.:45:31.

her lactate, she will have 12 men are Moles. The coach won't let them

:45:31.:45:35.

get out until the lactate come out of their body so they know their

:45:35.:45:41.

body has recovered. It's the recovery protests -- process.

:45:41.:45:46.

Sprinters produce a lot more very quickly. She produces more lactate

:45:46.:45:51.

in her sleep. We have one more final to go, the men's 100m

:45:51.:45:56.

breaststroke. Alexander Dale Owen of Norway is the favourite. He's 26

:45:56.:46:00.

years old, just a little bit older than all those who got shot at over

:46:00.:46:04.

the weekend. That is an event which has affected his preparation for

:46:04.:46:08.

this mentally. He's been trying to concentrate on the swimming as much

:46:08.:46:18.
:46:18.:46:36.

five and is a favourite. I am looking forward to this one. For me,

:46:37.:46:45.

lane four looks for a stronger than anyone. He is one of the heroes of

:46:45.:46:53.

the men's breaststroke swimming. He is still around and still on form.

:46:54.:47:03.

Dale Owen is two years younger. He is about a foot taller than the

:47:03.:47:10.

Japanese swimmer. Here is a Mexican wave. The people in Shanghai are

:47:10.:47:20.
:47:20.:47:23.

excited about the last medal. they should be. It was brilliant.

:47:23.:47:30.

Maybe you can see as in the stand. We are being urged to do the waiver.

:47:30.:47:37.

Let's do the Mexican wave. For a rather reserved nation they are

:47:37.:47:43.

having a cracking time. I can only described this as a basketball

:47:43.:47:53.
:47:53.:47:53.

stadium. -- described this as a basketball stadium. This event is

:47:53.:48:01.

going to be very interesting. We have the 28th-year-old who has

:48:01.:48:11.
:48:11.:48:15.

already wind four medals in the Olympic Games. -- 28-year-old.

:48:15.:48:18.

missed the World Championships the year after he won the gold medal

:48:18.:48:28.
:48:28.:48:28.

and took it easy. Michael Phelps has talked about motivation. You

:48:28.:48:34.

ask him how he keeps going and he will tell you just do not put

:48:34.:48:43.

pressure on yourself and to take it easy. Here is the world champion on

:48:43.:48:48.

the breaststroke. He is from Hungary and he is the 7th fastest

:48:48.:48:58.
:48:58.:49:00.

qualifier for this final. We have one of the older men in this field

:49:00.:49:09.

from the USA. He won the 50m breaststroke in Rome. From Russia

:49:09.:49:19.
:49:19.:49:20.

we have a world record holder. We have the world champion in this

:49:20.:49:30.
:49:30.:49:33.

kind of breaststroke from Australia. He is absolutely stacked. This

:49:33.:49:43.
:49:43.:49:45.

whole race will be stacked with winners. In May A two and also in

:49:45.:49:55.
:49:55.:50:02.

the three, -- in La A two and also in three you will have quite a go.

:50:02.:50:12.
:50:12.:50:13.

This man from Japan might have something to say about that. This

:50:13.:50:16.

man is a touch in the national flag of no way. They are having a

:50:16.:50:23.

difficult time. -- touching the national flag. He will go Elaine

:50:23.:50:33.
:50:33.:50:37.

four. -- in lane four. It will be difficult to call this one. The

:50:37.:50:43.

fastest man m breaststroke history in lane two. -- man in a

:50:43.:50:53.
:50:53.:51:11.

Alexander Dale Alleyne is in the centre and has a decent start. --

:51:11.:51:21.
:51:21.:51:32.

which he is doing, he will go with them and it is phenomenal. Nearly

:51:32.:51:37.

half a second under the world record split. Can he hold on? You

:51:37.:51:44.

get very tired in the breaststroke. It hurts a lot. If Dale Owen can

:51:44.:51:51.

hold this it will be surprising. He is holding on at the moment. He has

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got to keep his strength. Will he make it? Has he got it? Just

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outside the world record for Alexander Dale Owen of an away. He

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wins his first ever gold in the pool. -- of Norway. I am so pleased

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for no way. What an attack that wise. -- gnaw away. He knew exactly

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what he was doing. He decided to go with them. He knew he had the power

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at the back end. It does hurt. You have to hold your stroke Larne and

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grip the water and it is a difficult thing to do. The world

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record is going to go. I am so pleased to say that. We thought the

:52:50.:53:00.
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world records would never be broken again. The first Norwegian man to

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win at these championships and it Alexander Dale Owen was pointing to

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his flag and it is an emotional day. We have been getting technical tips

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from Mark Foster. What if you cannot swim at the the Med? What if

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you are frightened of what if? -- at the moment? We have someone from

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Blue Peter here to tell us of his own experience. Getting into the

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water before that was unbearable. I was lucky with Blue Peter, it was

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my final challenge, and I knew the BBC were doing something called the

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Big Splash. It is here to get more people in the country swimming.

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What better example than someone who cannot swim? This was up in

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London. I had a coach who was amazing. He was a phenomenal coach.

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He taught me for 10 weeks to learn to swim. When did you think that

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you had cracked it? I still do not think I am comfortable in the water.

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I can swim but it is all mind over matter. It is one thing is swimming

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in the swimming pool where you can see the bottom. It is another to go

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into the ocean. There are l'art of stages in between that. I had --

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there are a lot of stages in between that. I had to learn to

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swim for many miles. You were surrounded by a load of other

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swimmers who were probably tugging all over you. This was a real test

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for me. I do not like deep water. I do not like anyone around me in the

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water. This was a test to see if I could hold minor. The final

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challenge was to swim out in the ocean. -- hold my a enough. I did

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this to try to get more ethnic minorities in the wider. I have

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never had a black or Asian role model who was swimming out there. I

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spoke to one swimmer who won in the 2000 Olympics. I bought it was

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amazing and he looked like me. I thought we should get more kids in

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the water. If you are an ethnic minority you need to know how to

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swim. That is not lack of opportunity? People have been

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asking me, what is it about people and the water? I can only speak for

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myself. My family never really went swimming. It was not something we

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did recreationally. I developed an inherent fear because my mother

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told me to stay away from the water. I came to this country when I was

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eight years old and everyone in my class was swimming and I was the

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kid in the corner with floats on my arms and legs. If you had pushed me

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I would have floated a cross. I decided that I would stick to

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football. Her final challenge was to go out and swim in the ocean. --

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your final challenge. You were frightened of the water. For me to

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look back at this video. I just cannot believe what I have achieved.

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I now hold the world record for the deepest open water swim. I was

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talking to Mark about this and he was flabbergasted because I did it

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all in breaststroke. My coach came to a decision that I only had 10

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weeks to do this and my freestyle was so embarrassing. My hands and

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legs were everywhere. My coach said that I should just do the most

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efficient stroke and my most confident was the breaststroke. I

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stayed focus and stayed -- stayed a streamlined and kept my mind on the

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water. Mentioned -- you mentioned the big splash campaign. Tell us

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more about that. It is about trying to get more people in this country

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in the water. My motivation was to try and be a role model for ethnic

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minorities and people in general. There was a young girl who I gave a

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gold badge to last year and she saved her friend from drowning. I

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thought that I could not do that and I cannot say a relative if they

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were drowning so I had to do something about it. It is great for

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finesse as well. Look at these babies or stop -- look at these

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babies. Look at this guy. He is still stacked from swimming. If you

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are watching this and you want to get in the pool, then go to the big

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Clare Balding is joined by former elite swimmer Mark Foster as four more world titles are decided in Shanghai.

It could be a golden day for Australia's new pool queen Alicia Coutts in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. She beat triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice in both events to secure her first two national titles in March, five months after winning five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.