Day 4 Swimming: World Championships


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Clare Balding is joined by Mark Foster for coverage of the swimming programme at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai. Four more world champions will be crowned.


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And this will it be the theatre of the 2012 Olympics. Or we are in the

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Olympic Park. The beautiful curved roof has given it the nickname of

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the stingrays. The capacity will be 17,500 people but it can be reduced

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because of the yellow sections will come out and that will leave a

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capacity of 2,500. The whole thing will be left open for the community.

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It is the most beautiful scene. It makes you want to dive in. He had

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the diving pool and the diving platform where Tom Daley will make

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the first official dive. The opening ceremony is exactly one

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year from today. For the next two hours we will be here and having

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interviews with the Beijing silver medallists and bringing new all of

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the highlights from the World Championships in Shanghai. -- are

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bringing new. Michael Phelps has not won a gold

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for yet but this is his event. He goes for a title number five.

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Frederica Pellegrini won gold at the last world championships and

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she defends her title this afternoon. Jemma Spoforth has had a

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disappointing week. With me here is Mark Foster. You

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will be diving into this pool later? It will be the first

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official race. There will be lots of other swimmers in there. It will

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be a fun race. He wants to make sure you set the record? I hope so.

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25 years will have gone down the drain if not. I saw you in a bikini

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earlier. You made the first tile here, one of the first trials.

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was about the -- about a year ago. I have done when a fitting before

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and this was my first attempt at tiling. I can fix any problem in

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the bathroom. If there is a leak they might be coming to knock at my

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door a. What do you make of this as a venue? I think it is wonderful.

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The big thing for me was standing there and seeing the wings go up. I

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think, as a home athlete knowing that 16,000 people will be

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supporting me, what is coming up is going to be unbelievably special

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for everybody. Home Games are fantastic. It must make you wish

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that you could have home -- held arm. I would have loved to have

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done that. At the end of my career, I competed for 23 years, and the

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most important ones were the ones at home. When you are young you

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want to travel and go to Australia and America but at the end of my

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career I wanted to stay home so my friends and family could come and

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watch. It is a convert. It is going to be sensational. -- it is a

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comfort. He do you expect to be standing here in one year? I think

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Michael Phelps will be there. I also think we will see thought back.

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-- Ian Thorpe. Of course Rebecca Adlington. That will be very

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exciting. Michael Phelps did such an extraordinary thing in Beijing

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and won eight gold medals. When you have been that high it is very hard

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four years later to motivate yourself. When he went for six in

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Athens, that was the thing that drove him to go for eight medals.

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It was a butterfly finish at the end. America should have won in the

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relay. He has done six and he has done eight and he will not go for

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any more. 14 Olympic medals, where does the motivation come from? If

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he needs any motivation, he has been beaten, and he will come back

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stronger than before. We will see Michael Phelps not too far off in

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the final of the 200m butterfly, which is his event. He needs to

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prove himself. To make the decision to come back is a huge risk. This

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is what will shock me. I did this because I loved it and I enjoyed it

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and being a sportsman is the best thing in the war. -- in the world.

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Ian Thorpe went on to the Olympic Games and won three gold medals and

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then won medals in Athens as well. He maintained his title and won

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again. He did not have anything to prove. His big race was in Athens

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at the age of 21 but I have always wondered how much more he could

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have done. He walked away before it was too late. But he always loves

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coming to London and I think that has spurred him. We will have more

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discussions about that in one year. In turns of events in Shanghai, we

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have the 100m coming up. We have been talking a lot about Cesar

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Cielo Filho. There is a mixed feeling about his emotional win. He

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has tested positive for a banned substance. There are two trains of

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thought. I think when the world governing body and the world giving

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system make a policy where if you test positive for something that is

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it, I think the onus is on the athletes themselves. What they put

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on their body is up to them. If it has got a simulant in it you will

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lose weight and you should get it checked out. I am not saying that

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he cheated deliberately but he should have been more careful. He

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is not a schoolboy's winner. There is a mixed feeling and I think it

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will be interesting to see what is going to happen in the next few

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days. -- schoolboy a swimmer. freestyle. We can see that the

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champion Cesar Cielo Filho is in five. The slowest of the qualifiers,

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James Roberts of Australia. The slowest but he has a gold medal

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already. He had a stunning race recently. The gold medal on the 400

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freestyle, tied one Park. -- Park Tae-Hwan. Nikita Lobinstev wine

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five years ago and he is back again. This chap from South Africa for

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trains over in the States. Now we have any in Adrian from the USA. He

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is a champion at the 100m freestyle. Now here is the fastest man in

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water in history, Cesar Cielo Filho. The world record holder in the 150

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but not the fastest qualifier because James Magnussen did that in

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fine form. 47.49. We know that he has got 0.07 for sure. Michael

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Phelps is doing a lead off against him. He said he was excited to see

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such exciting talent coming through at such a young age. He beat Phelps

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by half a second, I believe. first indication that Michael

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Phelps may not be on top form in freestyle has gotten under way. The

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Olympic champion and the world champion. Cesar Cielo Filho is in

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the black cap. We expected him out very quickly. 4th fate looks like

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lane set for -- lane six will turn quickly. Nowhere near a world

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record. I am not surprised that he looks so good. The world record

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holder does have some work to do. He takes eight, 47.9. James

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Magnussen takes it. Adrian takes second and the world record holder

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in third. We have seen some really on his staff here. James Magnussen

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was very slow for the first five metres. He is going to have to work

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on that. He came back very strongly. Had a lot left in his tank. Here he

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is just teaching -- touching out Adrian. He swam fantastically on

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the relay. James Magnussen has won the first semi-final. Adrian is in

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second and Cesar Cielo Filho in third. The second semi-final is

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really stacked. It will be difficult to choose this one. We

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have a grammar more in lane two. Five and six will be capable of

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this semi-final. The French pride themselves on sprint but they have

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not delivered. Silver, silver everywhere. Here is the lowest seed

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for this second semi-final. Now we have the young at 21-year-old

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Italian who is a world junior champion. We have a tie for the

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gold medal. This chap did it and he is in 7th. The South African is out

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unbelievably quick this morning. The swimmer from Holland has a

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lifetime best to qualify. Anything is possible after a slightly slower

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heat. We have the second Frenchman there. Relatively slow said this

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will be interesting. The two French guys will pull each other on. We

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have the younger of the two. He is a couple years older. An intense

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time in 2007 but he's not really been on form since then. War macro

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years is quite a while not have Africa was moving a little bit. We

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have to see whether the start of thought he was moving or not. If he

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was, he will be disqualified at the end of the race. He got a great

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from the bottom, he looks pretty good. Heavens above, who's going to

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get this one? If they can go under 48 they are going to get through.

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They are very slow again. This is going to be really tight to make

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the final. Some big guns are going to miss out. Meynard won it. Hayden

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was second. Magnini was 7th. But he was only a 10th behind third.

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took sub 49 to make these semi- finals. 48.99 the last one in. 16

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men under 49. A pretty much done similar sort of times. -- they've

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pretty much done similar sorts of times. There's not much room for

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error. Even in the heats, these guys know they have to put in fast

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times and they are not improving Very disappointing that Simon

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Burnett and Adam Brown on not in the semi-finals. I'll discuss that

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with Mark Foster. They are testing everything today, and we've had

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swimmers in the pool from the local Newham at swimming group. That's

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the borough we are in. In the diving pool we've got the

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synchronised swimming British team doing a demonstration. It's very

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noisy. Simon Bennett interestingly said, he was a silver medallist at

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the Commonwealth Games at this distance, he said the death of the

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field at the World Championships is a much stronger than it has been in

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past years. What's happening is the Times, take the suits out of the

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way, the Times aren't getting faster at the top. It's getting

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faster but by tiny amounts. Everyone is squeezing up at the top.

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If you look back at the Commonwealth Games last year, his

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time would have just been outside the final, but it would have made

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him through to the semi-finals. This morning he was 25th. He was

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talking about the depth, those 25 people. It is tight but he's just

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got to be performing at his best in the morning to make the next round.

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Let's move on to the women's 50 metre backstroke semi-finals. You

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will see Gemma Spofforth and George Franklin of the USA, I think she

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just got it. Very close indeed. Franklin came back very fast. I was

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getting a bit worried, might call was miles out. She was 7th until

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The underwater is so fast. All the strokes, the fly kicks. Although

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breaststroke is the one where you are not allowed to do a lot of them,

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London. There is Phelps. He's not in the second semi-final of the

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women's 50 backstroke. I'm not quite sure why Chinese TV is

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showing that. He is taking on two Chinese. Peng Wu has beaten him

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twice in America on his home soil. There is a big expectation for Peng

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Wu. I don't know, Phelps can't let too many slip away, can he? Well,

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it's the evening of day four and Michael Phelps has not yet won a

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gold medal. We are halfway through I'll, that's Georgia Davies.

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Georgia Davies in lane two. She looked very good in the heats.

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Pelton, just 17 years old. The third fastest qualifier for this

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Championships in Rome and a silver six years ago. She is quick, but

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whether she's going to be quick here or not... Wait and see.

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Herasimenia in six. Drakou of Greece in seven. Then Gemma

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Spofforth. We haven't seen the best of her, she's had a tough year.

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Absolutely. It was suggested she was ill last weekend, I'm not sure

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what that is. She's obviously not on top form. She trains with Ryan

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Lochte over in Florida. She had a message of support from him

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overnight. She's got her work cut to make it through. Zueva of Russia

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and the water than I expected there. Really close. On the finish it

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looks like a Herasimenia. Zueva got it. It's going to be really tight.

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27.88. Then they are all 28.0. Georgia Davies swimming well but

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not well enough. What a fantastic shot. Arching their back, head back.

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You get those 15 metres of kicking in. Chang Gao is probably going to

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the final from that second semi- You are still the world record

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holder, one-year today exactly to go. What are your plans? I'm going

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back to the States, I'm not taking a break. I'm just going to get fit

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again this year. It hasn't gone to plan at all. I can't just blame it

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on the food poisoning, that's just one little thing. The rest of the

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Earth needs a lot more fine-tuning. I'm going to go back and really get

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in shape and look to 2012 was a queue are not the sort of person he

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dishes out excuses, but it's been a very hard here. It's in you to go

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back and get stuck in to some hard work. We will see you in London.

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Definitely. Before the heat this morning I had a lot of decisions. I

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was really on the edge as to whether I would quit and not do

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this final year. Now it's 100 % commitment and we are coming back

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next year. It's fantastic to see you in there. It's great you are

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here. Yeah, I didn't expect to be here. I'm really pleased. Although

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I'm disappointed with the time I did there, it's all experience.

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I've just got to keep motivated and keep training and globally next

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year I will be on top form. Last year, you broke internationally

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into winning medals. Then there was a fuss of trials where things went

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slightly askew. But you got added to the list at the last moment.

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Yeah. Things didn't go quite to plan at trials, although we did

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some good times. I took that away with me, so I'm really pleased

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about that. It's given me confidence. I need to make sure I

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don't make silly mistakes and hopefully repeat those times again.

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Very strong words from Gemma Spofforth there. I'm delighted to

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say that Lord Cole is with me here, looking down on this glorious venue.

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-- Lord Coe. It's extraordinary. Everyone is reacting very

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positively. Yes, they are. The competitors and the young kids from

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the Newham swimming club. Historically, they will always be

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able to say they were the first competitors in the pool. It's an

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extraordinary story. I'm really proud today because so many things

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have happened in this area, so many things have happened in this

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borough. But sport is at the heart of it. I guess for those of us, you

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know what I'm saying here, for those of us that had been in sport

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all our lives, it's just a great demonstration of what sport can do.

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You actually sound and look very emotional. We start about seven

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years ago. Three of us all sitting in the pub thinking, it's quite a

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nice thing to think about. You end up with an organisation of 6000

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people. But along the way you leave things like this. It just seems

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right today. As an athlete, you will have all been about preparing

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for the big event and giving yourself a timetable. What happens

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in this role for you in the next year? I guess you can take the man

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out of competition but you never take the athlete out of the life of.

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For me, it's now about making sure this really works for the

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competitors. Every time you see a young swimmer in a pool, you know

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that they've spent half their young lives getting there. So this has

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got to work. Its testing and testing. Just making sure that at

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the end of the competition they may be able to turn to me and say, I

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didn't have the greatest competition, I didn't have the

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greatest Olympics, but there's nothing that you guys did other

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than to help me perform at the highest level. For me, that's why

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we get up in the morning. Tom Daley is going to do the first official

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dive from that ten-metre platform later today. That is as huge height

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when you stand below it. It is when you stand up there - have you been

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up there? It's like most things in sport. When you get really close up

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to it is extraordinary what he does off that height. It is amazing. You

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will allow him as much access as he needs some people get very familiar

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with it? Yes. Will he get his own key to the place? We might even

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name it after him if he wins! would be absolutely worthwhile. We

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genuinely cant see it in your face, the motion that this inspires. And

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very different to be inspired by a place rather than by a sporting

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event. It must be really... This is a very different experience for you.

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Yes, it is. As I said, seven years ago we were standing on a parcel of

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land that was contaminated, rivers that were filthy. An area that had

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been neglected for far too long. It probably shouldn't have taken the

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Olympic Games to have done that, if we are being honest, but it has.

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Once the games have gone and the wings disappear, we are left with a

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fantastic community facility, but a facility that I hope stages world

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swimming championships, European swimming championships in years to

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It is amazing to see all of the photographers that have assembled

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by the side of the pool. But it is about the competition and it does

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not matter if you have world titles galore, nothing can compare to

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having an Olympics in your own country. A year to go until 2012.

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Everyone wants the chance to compete at a home Olympics. When

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you dream about it it gives you goose bumps. It is a special moment.

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It is pretty exciting to think what could happen. It is amazing and

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exciting. It is not too far away. If I qualify for the Olympics and

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then I will be the most happy girl on the plastic -- planet. I can do

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myself proud now. I am thinking about winning, desire, passion and

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motivation. Good to start in one piece. I got a silver medal in

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Athens. I can only imagine what getting a gold will feel like.

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win a gold medal on home waters would be an incredible achievement.

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So will really excited and still really loving the journey. It is

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just a privileged to be able to do this again. When you say a year to

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go, I think you get a slight rush of adrenalin, and you think, bring

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it on. I think that we just need to go out there and enjoy it and do

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what we do best. Absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait until the

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Olympics come to our shores. Cool, tingly. You heard that Jemma

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Spoforth was feeling really bad about herself. She was thinking

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about walking away from the sport altogether but she felt that she

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was too good to walk away. She has got a lot of people around her

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saying that, at two years ago, she was four seconds faster, that does

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not go away. Her mother has died and her dad's girlfriend has died.

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These things affect people in different ways. Her mind that is

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probably different. She is coming from a low and getting back. She

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came from nowhere to be a world champion and she has to use that

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drive. She will be here and I have no doubt that she will be one of

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the people standing on a podium. hope so. Every athlete goes through

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these horrible low points of but to have it happens so public a --

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publicly. Some people have injuries and operations and never come back.

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People expect so much. People expect more and more. They put a

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lot of pressure on you and you put pressure on yourself. She is so far

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away from home and she is thinking that she should be home. She is

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completely distracted away from what she should be doing. She

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should be focusing on the water. I think she should come with the team,

:34:40.:34:46.

the gritters team, they should come into this environment. -- the

:34:46.:34:52.

British team. We wish her well in her recovery because it is a low

:34:52.:34:56.

point for her right now. For another swimmer looking for added

:34:56.:35:01.

motivation is Michael Phelps. He has a bronze medal from the relay

:35:02.:35:06.

and a silver medal because Ryan Lochte beat him and the 200m

:35:06.:35:11.

freestyle. Now it is the 200 metres butterfly. Has felt still got what

:35:11.:35:21.
:35:21.:35:35.

it takes? We will find out very Michael Phelps is not looking well.

:35:35.:35:40.

He has got all of his energy stacked up in the final which is

:35:40.:35:49.

important. We have Takeshi Matsuda in line for next to him. Wu Peng

:35:49.:35:54.

has been him twice in America. He has a couple of good big guys are

:35:54.:36:04.
:36:04.:36:12.

medallist last year. The medals could go to any of these eight

:36:12.:36:22.
:36:22.:36:26.

names. I can make a good case for gold on all of them. Here is Chad

:36:26.:36:35.

le Clos. He has been improving year on year. This guy is the new

:36:35.:36:40.

European junior champion, the 18- year-old. He looks really good. He

:36:40.:36:44.

looks like one of those wind-up toys that goes around and around.

:36:44.:36:54.

Wu Peng, China. Massive ovation. He has based himself in the state now.

:36:54.:37:04.

Bronze in 2005 and silver in 2007. Here comes Dinko Jukic. He has got

:37:04.:37:11.

to step up now. He is right next to the Chinese man in lane two, it is

:37:11.:37:15.

Michael Phelps. 28 world championship medals. He has won

:37:15.:37:22.

this race. He won in 2001 and 2003 and 2009. No one in history has won

:37:22.:37:30.

the same race five times. The second Chinese man, Chen Yin. He

:37:30.:37:35.

has not been on great form for a while. He missed the final two

:37:35.:37:41.

years ago. And Japan is very excited about Takeshi Matsuda. What

:37:41.:37:48.

a chance he has got. A great chance. He is on great form. The ultimate

:37:48.:37:55.

carrot for this is that he will go to 2012. There is a lot on the line

:37:55.:38:05.
:38:05.:38:05.

for him. Not on the scale of Michael Phelps. He came onto the

:38:05.:38:09.

international scene when he was 15 and impressed everyone so much. He

:38:09.:38:13.

will find it hard to see himself lose in his signature race but

:38:13.:38:23.
:38:23.:38:25.

like a bit of a wounded animal. You do not have that swagger that you

:38:26.:38:32.

usually see from Michael Phelps. Could someone else be world

:38:32.:38:42.
:38:42.:38:48.

the men's 200m butterfly. Michael Phelps gets an absolutely cracking

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

start. Takeshi Matsuda and is in for. He is close to Phelps. He is

:38:58.:39:03.

half a metre down on the start. was thinking that this morning. He

:39:03.:39:07.

is a lot smaller. He does not quite have the power under what are that

:39:07.:39:14.

Phelps has. Takeshi Matsuda is going with him. Chad le Clos at the

:39:14.:39:23.

top. He is having a look over at fops. Takeshi Matsuda F is right on

:39:23.:39:28.

-- is right on the shoulder of Michael Phelps. Takeshi Matsuda is

:39:28.:39:35.

a dog at swimming. He will still keep going. That is good. He looks

:39:35.:39:41.

really good. This is going to be exciting. Michael Phelps goes first

:39:42.:39:46.

and Takeshi Matsuda second. Chad le Clos is in there. Phelps has gone

:39:46.:39:50.

reasonably early here. He normally tries to wind it up but he has gone

:39:50.:39:55.

early. Takeshi Matsuda is going with him. I am worried for Phelps

:39:56.:40:05.
:40:06.:40:08.

here. The bronze medal, you have got Dinko Jukic down here. Takeshi

:40:08.:40:11.

Matsuda is almost neck-and-neck with him. Has he got the training

:40:11.:40:19.

and fitness? Phelps is looking good. Fells as starting to make a move.

:40:19.:40:25.

The rest of the field are coming back. -- felt the starting. Else is

:40:25.:40:30.

tightening up. It looks like Phelps is going to hold on. It is his race.

:40:30.:40:36.

This is going to be a massive win for Michael Phelps. Five times

:40:36.:40:40.

world champion in the men's 200 metres butterfly. The first time

:40:40.:40:49.

anyone has done that in history. There is his mother. She is so

:40:49.:40:59.
:40:59.:41:04.

happy. That is not the Michael Phelps we know. Fascinating. He is

:41:04.:41:08.

not in the best shape. He said that before he came in. He has been

:41:08.:41:14.

struggling for motivation. Who could blame him? 2000 and was a bit

:41:14.:41:20.

of a dead year for him. -- 2010. He knows what he has to do. More

:41:20.:41:29.

training this winter for many a little less. His coach made a

:41:29.:41:36.

humorous comments earlier. He said that he had a life but now he does

:41:36.:41:42.

not because he has become a swimmer. I think he is deadly serious about

:41:42.:41:49.

London. I think he has realised that the world is competitive. He

:41:49.:41:52.

lost that freestyle with Ryan Lochte and he was talking about the

:41:52.:41:57.

job he had to do and that he was committed. There is his mum. There

:41:57.:42:03.

is his sister. I think that maybe his girlfriend as well. Michael

:42:03.:42:08.

Phelps, for the 5th time, is the champion on the men's 200m

:42:08.:42:15.

butterfly. It was a toff and classes swim. Wu Peng got the third

:42:15.:42:25.
:42:25.:42:29.

So the answer is, yes, he has still got it. Unbelievable determination

:42:29.:42:33.

from Michael Phelps. I wonder if it was just sheer desire and guts that

:42:33.:42:38.

got him through. He is not on the top of his game. He was heard by

:42:38.:42:46.

losing to Ryan Lochte. That was his event. -- he was hurt. That

:42:46.:42:54.

freestyle was always his number one event. It hurt him and that -- a

:42:54.:43:00.

lot. Now he knows how it feels. We have seen the human side of him. I

:43:00.:43:06.

think this year it will be good for him to not have a good year.

:43:06.:43:11.

coach has been going on about him. He says that he has to stop

:43:11.:43:21.
:43:21.:43:22.

scoffing and things and concentrate distractions. He was a superstar

:43:22.:43:24.

before the Beijing Olympics and then he became an even bigger

:43:24.:43:28.

superstar. There is a lot of pressure on him from outside

:43:28.:43:34.

sponsors. America is a big place. You get distracted. You think that

:43:34.:43:40.

the pool is not everything any more. Now he will get back in and train

:43:40.:43:45.

incredibly hard. I think he will be dangerous for next year. Now he has

:43:45.:43:49.

a chance to stand up on the medal podium and here the national anthem

:43:49.:43:53.

being played for his family and friends who are there for support.

:43:53.:44:03.
:44:03.:44:04.

It's very difficult to get interviews with Michael Phelps

:44:04.:44:07.

after these things, but his reaction to this would have been

:44:07.:44:11.

really interesting. Because it certainly was not a certainty, even

:44:11.:44:15.

in the event in which he specialises. Lots of people here

:44:15.:44:20.

today, among them David Davis, a silver medallist in open water from

:44:20.:44:24.

Beijing. Your reaction to this place? It's amazing. I walked in

:44:24.:44:28.

and you feel the buzz when you walk into these venues. I definitely

:44:28.:44:36.

have that today. It's like a mini camper at the swimming pool. Mark

:44:36.:44:39.

was saying it would be really motivational for a lot of the

:44:39.:44:44.

British swimmers to come here and take it in. Absolutely. I walked in

:44:44.:44:48.

and I definitely thought, this is great, I'd love to be part of it.

:44:48.:44:51.

Get the work done throughout the winter and hopefully be on the team

:44:51.:44:55.

next year. This is when it sinks in, what it's going to be like next

:44:55.:45:00.

year. The options for you would have been 1500m. You could have

:45:00.:45:04.

gone to Shanghai and swum that, couldn't you? Yeah, I've had a bit

:45:04.:45:08.

of a tough year and decided to take a break from the pool to put things

:45:08.:45:11.

right for next year. That's the best thing I've done. Luckily, I've

:45:11.:45:15.

got another chance at the open water as well. I need to get the

:45:15.:45:19.

fitness and form back and then swim with a chance here in March next

:45:19.:45:23.

year to give me the option of going for the pool or open water as well.

:45:23.:45:27.

Is there an instance where you could do both? A got a qualified

:45:27.:45:33.

for the open water via the 1500m. I have this won well here in March.

:45:33.:45:37.

I'd love to do both, I love to be involved with this. But if it makes

:45:37.:45:44.

sense to us to do the one, that's what I will do. A remember being

:45:44.:45:47.

there and seen you get out of the water. You will almost delirious

:45:47.:45:51.

with exhaustion. I was just coming to turns with it then. It's a

:45:51.:45:56.

really demanding race. It's hard work. At that end it I didn't

:45:56.:46:00.

really know where I was going. That is what cost me in the end.

:46:00.:46:04.

Hopefully I can be there in London. I will get more experience on me

:46:04.:46:10.

and see what happens. What will guide you, the event in which you

:46:10.:46:13.

have the best chance of getting a medal is the one you can

:46:13.:46:17.

concentrate on? There's not that much difference between the two. We

:46:17.:46:21.

do the same training as we do when we were poor swimmers. We just

:46:21.:46:25.

learn to deal with the different experiences of it all. The

:46:25.:46:27.

difference is whether you want to put all your eggs in one basket or

:46:27.:46:31.

whether you will have a go at the poor as well. Are you going to get

:46:31.:46:36.

a chance to swim in the pool today? I've brought my trunks! I'd love to

:46:36.:46:43.

have a go. Great to see you here. Good luck. I hope things start to

:46:43.:46:46.

go well again for you and you recover physically. I'm not

:46:46.:46:52.

surprised you are exhausted, the amount of lengths he does.

:46:52.:46:55.

Hopefully he will be here either in the Poor Law in the Serpentine,

:46:55.:46:58.

which is where the open-water swimming is taking place in a

:46:58.:47:03.

year's time. A real battle on in the 200 metre freestyle women's

:47:03.:47:06.

between Federica Pellegrini, of Italy, who is the world champion,

:47:06.:47:10.

and a young Dutch sprinter who has all speed on her side, but can she

:47:10.:47:20.
:47:20.:47:45.

slammer great heat, but if she can rub peaked this when she did in the

:47:45.:47:50.

heats, anything can happen there. She trains with Michael Phelps,

:47:50.:48:00.
:48:00.:48:07.

Pottermore. A third North Voldemort Swimming Club swimmer who is

:48:07.:48:09.

winning in this final session of the world championships this

:48:09.:48:16.

evening. Michael Phelps is one of the others as well, it's not too

:48:16.:48:26.
:48:26.:48:32.

bad! The 17-year-old German, Lippok, in one. Barratt of Australia. Only

:48:32.:48:35.

10 at the Commonwealth Games, but she swam really well in the semis

:48:36.:48:39.

to make it through here. This is a fascinating one for me. Sarah

:48:40.:48:44.

Sjoestroem. She is the world record holder on the 100m butterfly. She

:48:44.:48:48.

swam poorly on that but really looked good on this one. To his

:48:48.:48:52.

been talking a lot in the interviews about trying to get onto

:48:52.:49:02.
:49:02.:49:23.

the 200m freestyle and converting phenomenal form. Tactics are the

:49:23.:49:27.

only question for me. She got scared at the Olympics by Becky

:49:27.:49:37.
:49:37.:49:39.

Adlington into a swimming a very same. The only thing on that, I'm

:49:39.:49:44.

with you, is at the Olympics she hadn't got a gold medal. That was

:49:44.:49:47.

her first shop for it and I think she put a lot of pressure on

:49:47.:49:51.

herself to get the gold. Whereas here, she's already got a gold

:49:51.:49:55.

medal. The design on her suit is a replica of the tattoo on the side

:49:55.:49:59.

of her neck, one of seven tattoos she has got. The first one she got

:49:59.:50:03.

from her parents as a reward for making the world championship team

:50:03.:50:07.

in Barcelona in 2003 at the age of 14. Would you let your daughter get

:50:07.:50:17.
:50:17.:50:30.

five, she goes in as the favourite. She had a very good start.

:50:30.:50:35.

Heemskerk again, she went off like a shot. She is in the centre in the

:50:35.:50:45.
:50:45.:50:52.

black hat. Also going but there is two women have been swimming in

:50:52.:50:55.

juniors. It's sometimes hard to make the jump from junior to senior.

:50:56.:51:00.

But Lippok is very strong. Not surprised at shimmied down the

:51:00.:51:04.

bottom here. Thought she might do write on world record. It looks

:51:04.:51:08.

like it's going to be a mountain to climb here. This is a huge

:51:08.:51:12.

difference. This is very unusual for her to let them go away that

:51:12.:51:22.
:51:22.:51:24.

gone off a bit too slowly. She went 57.0. She's one-and-a-half seconds

:51:24.:51:34.
:51:34.:51:38.

metre or so. Heemskerk is going to be in trouble here. Schmitt is to

:51:38.:51:48.
:51:48.:51:54.

interesting. She's working this every single metre, she's taking

:51:54.:52:00.

more and more. Heemskerk, the wheels have fallen off, there's no

:52:00.:52:05.

medal for her. She's blown it. Moffat of France in six. Look at

:52:05.:52:11.

this, what a swim from Pellegrini. She was miles behind at the 100m.

:52:11.:52:15.

She's won a gold medal. What a great swim it was. One-and-a-half

:52:15.:52:20.

seconds down at the halfway turn. She's just won the gold medal by

:52:20.:52:26.

half a second. Huge to swim! Gold medal on the 400m, now gold medal

:52:26.:52:35.

on the 200m. There are two examples of how to pace a 200m freestyle and

:52:35.:52:39.

how not to. Pellegrini is a year younger than Heemskerk and

:52:39.:52:42.

Heemskerk blue that big-time. She smiles more capable than that. What

:52:42.:52:47.

a mistake. Having the patience to see somebody next to you go off so

:52:48.:52:51.

quickly and realise that you actually have the capability and

:52:51.:52:55.

the class to come back on the second 100. That's brilliant. What

:52:55.:53:00.

do you do when you get the 100 turn and you can see the person's feet

:53:00.:53:04.

ahead of you on the 200 freestyle? Pellegrini knows what she's doing

:53:04.:53:10.

and what she's capable of in training. She pulls that face in

:53:10.:53:16.

the mirror every date. She knows what she is doing. Whereas

:53:16.:53:20.

Heemskerk, I think she was trying to be brave and Brega but it just

:53:20.:53:30.
:53:30.:53:38.

didn't work. There was no energy defend the 200m freestyle champion.

:53:39.:53:42.

In winning the first 400 freestyle, she's also become the first female

:53:43.:53:52.
:53:53.:53:58.

That was the most extraordinary race to watch. Heemskerk leading on

:53:58.:54:03.

the final turn. She finishes only 7th, and Pellegrini coming back to

:54:03.:54:07.

win by half a second. It was painful to watch, from her

:54:07.:54:10.

perspective. I used to swim 100m. perspective. I used to swim 100m.

:54:10.:54:14.

When you feel the lactate down the last length... You see her going

:54:14.:54:18.

into the war, 25 metres to go. She still half a second ahead of the

:54:18.:54:24.

next person in the race. She's swimming in a soup, you were saying

:54:24.:54:31.

to me. You see her going backwards and backwards. It's a story of two

:54:31.:54:36.

different races. Heemskerk goes hard on the first 100. Pellegrini,

:54:36.:54:43.

not so much speed. She comes on the back end. She comes back faster

:54:43.:54:47.

than she goes out. Heemskerk goes out and tries to hang on. If she

:54:47.:54:50.

held off a little bit more at the beginning of the race, had time

:54:50.:54:53.

from the semi-final would have won that final. That's how wrong she

:54:53.:54:57.

got it tactically. Didn't Pellegrini get it very wrong

:54:57.:55:01.

against Becky Adlington at the Olympics? So tactically, Pellegrini

:55:01.:55:05.

has improved at everything. Absolutely. When you want it so

:55:05.:55:10.

much, there's a fine line dunn macro one I used to swim 50m people

:55:10.:55:19.

used to go, it's just 50m. I used to tire up with 50m to go.

:55:19.:55:22.

Noradrenalin is going, you are going at full speed. For those

:55:22.:55:26.

girls, it's almost like keeping your legs down and then you bring

:55:26.:55:30.

them in later. Adrenalin, excitement, everything is going on,

:55:30.:55:33.

do have to calm yourself down and do have to calm yourself down and

:55:33.:55:36.

take a second. In Longo races it's all about pacing. I remember Colin

:55:37.:55:41.

Montgomerie, when he was leading at the US Open or the US PGA, in the

:55:41.:55:46.

final shot he said to his caddie, what do I need? The caddie

:55:46.:55:51.

recommended a cup, and he said, have you factored in adrenalin? You

:55:51.:55:55.

can't really study that, as to what it will do to you. Exactly. People

:55:55.:56:03.

say, don't you get nervous when you stand by the block? I get excited.

:56:03.:56:06.

Nervous Timmy is scared. I used to get excited about racing but I used

:56:06.:56:11.

to say to myself, the thing to stop me going to heart was the first

:56:11.:56:16.

five strokes, relax, relax. I used to count my strokes and build into

:56:16.:56:21.

which. For her, she's almost got to do the first 100m to keep her legs

:56:21.:56:24.

down. She was kicking from the Front thinking she would dominate

:56:24.:56:28.

the race. It went terribly wrong. Or a lot of these people, it's a

:56:28.:56:33.

year out. It's a long time to put those things right. She's got the

:56:33.:56:40.

basic mechanics, she will get it right. Sjoestroem keeps coming

:56:40.:56:48.

fourth. We are moving on to their 800m freestyle, which is all about

:56:48.:56:51.

pacing and getting it right and not going too soon. The home crowd will

:56:51.:56:59.

go mad here because the fastest go mad here because the fastest

:56:59.:57:09.
:57:09.:57:22.

qualifier for the final was Sun this, for the men. It's not an

:57:22.:57:28.

Olympic event. The Olympic events of 50, 100, 204 hundred. Then it

:57:28.:57:38.
:57:38.:57:46.

like the men and the women to do exactly the same thing. I'm with

:57:46.:57:51.

you. I think it should be the same. It's an historical thing. You know

:57:51.:57:56.

what it's like to try and change people in history. It's not easy.

:57:56.:58:02.

Sun Yang, the best chance is to go out. He does a spot of training

:58:02.:58:06.

every now and again on the Gold Coast in Australia with Dennis COB

:58:06.:58:16.
:58:16.:58:27.

race before, we kind of thought the race would be down two, 3, four and

:58:27.:58:37.
:58:37.:58:47.

whether PoW Johnson could hang on. Cochran is the one for me. He's

:58:47.:58:54.

doing quite well. This is interesting. Ryan Cochrane not

:58:54.:59:00.

always at the front. He's got a spidery stroke. He's tough, he will

:59:00.:59:04.

Dakin. But, for me, I don't know, I think Sun Yang has got a good

:59:04.:59:10.

finish as well. It's one of those where we thought the race looked

:59:10.:59:14.

like it at the top of the pool, which it is, but they are not

:59:14.:59:19.

really shining. Mellouli is not as fast as I thought he would be.

:59:19.:59:24.

Mellouli comes back very hard, Mellouli, Lane two, two from the

:59:24.:59:28.

left-hand side in the black hat. If Mellouli has got the finish that we

:59:28.:59:31.

think he has, and it's not just the finish, it's the whole of the

:59:31.:59:35.

second half of the race, he's reasonably well placed at the

:59:35.:59:41.

moment. They are exactly what I thought they would be. Ryan

:59:41.:59:47.

Cochrane normally attracts them. That's what he's doing. Mellouli,

:59:47.:59:54.

very dangerous. I'm not quite sure of the sprinter's speed of Sun Yang,

:59:54.:59:58.

the leader. If he's got the sprint, well, if he's leading, he's got a

:59:58.:00:08.
:00:08.:00:12.

Asian Games and the 200 free. He got the silver in the 400 free. He

:00:12.:00:17.

has something in him from last year. He has had a more sprint training.

:00:17.:00:24.

He is trying to go along without it being a to training on him. He has

:00:24.:00:29.

just got to get a little bit more and step the pace up. The gap is

:00:29.:00:36.

just opening up between him and Ryan Cochrane. It really is opening

:00:37.:00:45.

up a. It is about 30 centimetres or 50 centimetres. Ryan Cochrane is

:00:45.:00:53.

now going towards him. A smooth stroke. Look at the stretch. If you

:00:53.:01:00.

look at Ryan Cochrane's head, you can see his hair. Sun Yang just

:01:00.:01:10.
:01:10.:01:13.

digs in break in. -- digs it right in. Sun a gang of China has led

:01:13.:01:22.

from the start but only just. -- Sun Yang. Sun Yang is leading and

:01:22.:01:32.
:01:32.:01:41.

Ryan Cochrane is just one of lane starting to make his move. Look at

:01:41.:01:47.

the kicks off the wall. There is still a feel of cat and mouse to

:01:47.:01:54.

this race. This is not done. I think Sun Yang needs a little bit

:01:54.:02:03.

more. It is not enough to be comfortable. Ryan Cochrane is a

:02:03.:02:10.

bigger threat. Ryan Cochrane is a Dyfed competitor and he will not

:02:10.:02:19.

give in on this one. There is not a lot of significance sprinting going

:02:19.:02:27.

on and there should have been. -- significant. It is Ryan Cochrane

:02:27.:02:32.

who is really doing something at the moment. Sun Yang was ahead at

:02:32.:02:38.

the last turn. Let's see the kick off the wall. A big kick from Ryan

:02:38.:02:46.

Cochrane. It suggests that he still has something in him. I wonder if

:02:46.:02:50.

he is just seeing how much he is getting away with before he has to

:02:51.:02:59.

turn it on. The position of his head is a very low indeed. La Hogue,

:02:59.:03:09.
:03:09.:03:09.

he has picked his head up. -- Lock, he has picked his head up. This is

:03:09.:03:14.

very interesting. Sun Yang is just starting to use his legs properly

:03:14.:03:19.

and he is starting to swim away. Ryan Cochrane needs to react very

:03:19.:03:27.

quickly. It looks like lane to is coming back very hard in the second

:03:27.:03:32.

half of the race but he could lose the bronze medal Eddie is not

:03:32.:03:42.
:03:42.:03:53.

Look at that stroke. He has got some left in him. Sun Yang looks

:03:53.:04:03.
:04:03.:04:05.

very powerful. There is the bell. Two lengths to go. 100 metres to go.

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Sun Yang has gone to his lengths -- legs. He is going for it. He is

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swimming away and it looks wonderful. Ryan Cochrane is trying

:04:15.:04:20.

to stay with him. I think it will be in vain. Let's see what happens

:04:20.:04:29.

in the last turn. This crowd are going to go absolutely Batty. 50

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metres to go. They are all standing up. Hugely impressive. All the

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spectators are standing on their feet. They are roaring him on. What

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a fantastic swim. This is superb. What a fantastic display of

:04:50.:05:00.
:05:00.:05:00.

freestyle swimming. He is going fast. Seven minutes. The gold goes

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to Sun Yang of China. The second place goes to Ryan Cochrane and the

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bronze goes to the Hungarian. What style. Sun Yang, the 19-year-old

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Chinese man, the storied the field. -- destroyed the field. We know

:05:25.:05:31.

that he has put a lot of work into it. They train forever. They

:05:31.:05:36.

trained so hard. That guy will spend hours in the water every day

:05:36.:05:46.
:05:46.:05:58.

I can tell you the average person on the American team has since --

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swims 2,300 miles a year. These guys probably do about 50 % more

:06:04.:06:14.
:06:14.:06:17.

than that. Extraordinary, that last 50. He had so much a laugh.

:06:17.:06:27.
:06:27.:06:30.

1500m is going to be extraordinary. There is a scoreboard attended --

:06:30.:06:40.
:06:40.:06:43.

lowered down in the arena. It is the dawn of a new champion. Hungary

:06:43.:06:53.
:06:53.:06:55.

came in very strong for the bronze. 4th the 800 metres for a man is not

:06:55.:07:01.

an Olympic events so Sun Yang will have to stand up and have raised

:07:01.:07:10.

Andy 1,500 metres in this pool behind me. -- race in the 1,500

:07:10.:07:16.

metres. Michael Phelps has proved that he

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is still a major force to be reckoned with. There are two

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British swimmers to look out for. We have Ellen Gandy and Jemma Lowe.

:07:28.:07:38.
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Gandy goes in lane five for Great Games silver medallist, in lane

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:08:13.:08:13.

seven. -- the Commonwealth Games silver medallist, in lane seven. If

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:08:23.:08:25.

here is Teresa Crippen from the University of Florida. Jiao Liuyang

:08:25.:08:35.
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in lane six. Ellen Gandy goes in five. She is a bronze medallist on

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this 200 butterfly but she is the British record holder. I would

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imagine she needs to get closer to the record to make the final.

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Suzanne and Jack are less from Hungary -- Zsuzsanna Jakabos here.

:08:58.:09:06.

Very good at the flies. I think she is in good shape and it will be

:09:06.:09:16.
:09:16.:09:17.

good to see how she gets on here. Check out Ida Marko-Varga and. She

:09:17.:09:27.
:09:27.:09:42.

is looking good. Ellen Gandy is in on there? She does kick twice. She

:09:42.:09:49.

just does not do it right. She is merely pausing. It is the most

:09:50.:09:57.

bizarre a stroke. That is going to hold her back. The rest Of them are

:09:57.:10:02.

working hard. Ellen Gandy is working very hard. A quarter of a

:10:02.:10:12.
:10:12.:10:12.

second lead. She might want to try that a little bit different rate.

:10:12.:10:18.

Ida Marko-Varga from Sweden is going at the bottom of the shot.

:10:18.:10:24.

Ellen Gandy is leading. This is good to see. Her 100 fly was very

:10:24.:10:29.

good. She needs to qualify well. she can keep this pays out she will

:10:29.:10:38.

do very well. She is a little bit out of the stroke. That is halfway.

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For a British record is -- her British record was set in 2009. It

:10:46.:10:55.

is impressive and it is very good. We have seen and patch was first

:10:55.:11:03.

hundreds before tonight. Look at the woman who is reading in the

:11:03.:11:08.

black cap. She is breathing to the side. -- breathing in the black cap.

:11:08.:11:14.

You have to keep a good stroke when you do that. Ellen Gandy has 50

:11:14.:11:21.

metres to go. She looks tough. This is impressive stuff. Sometimes if

:11:21.:11:27.

you are a little bit heavier you take more. She is digging in deep.

:11:27.:11:34.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos is coming after her. I do not mind if Ellen Gandy

:11:35.:11:44.

comes in first, second or third. Ellen Gandy just gets it sweat the

:11:44.:11:52.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos things again. -- with Zsuzsanna Jakabos in second.

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Fantastic. She has a big smile. It is good to get a victory in the

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semi-final. Fantastic. She will be in a good position. Let's see how

:12:07.:12:13.

the second semi-final gets on. should not get too excited too

:12:13.:12:20.

early. Look at that. Get your head down. It is like Michael Phelps. He

:12:20.:12:30.
:12:30.:12:30.

keeps his head down very low. Ellen Gandy has won the first semi-final

:12:30.:12:38.

of the women's 200 flights. Susannah did have this comes in

:12:38.:12:48.
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second -- Suzanne and Jacobus in That was a great win. 60.6. That

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was much quicker. Yes. I will probably go quicker in the final

:12:54.:12:58.

tomorrow but I wanted to make it in safely and have a good swim. I am

:12:58.:13:08.
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really happy. Good luck for that in the world from 2007 who

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qualified. Here we have Otylia Jedrzeczak. She is an Athens

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champion. Jemma Lowe, what can you do? She has been coached in Swansea.

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Here is Jessicah Schipper. She is defending world champion. She won

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in 2007 and 2009 and is also a world record holder. Here comes

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Stephanie Rice, also an Olympic champion. And here is Liu Zige. She

:14:26.:14:33.

is the current chimp -- champion. Now we have Kathleen Hersey. She is

:14:33.:14:38.

an Olympic finalist. That sounds a little boring compared to the rest!

:14:38.:14:43.

She will be out quick though. Keep an eye on her. Natsumi Hoshi from

:14:43.:14:53.
:14:53.:15:01.

time this year, 25.36. She was a little bit faster than that earlier.

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the bottom of your picture. Slightly worryingly, the three big

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guns in Lane's one, two and three. Three, the world record holder, and

:15:27.:15:37.
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one and two, four times past world from the world champion, sorry, the

:15:46.:15:52.

world record holder, the Olympic champion. Zil getting a very good

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at the top, it will be called with the Olympic and world champions at

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the top there. It's good that Stephanie Rice has taken this race

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out quite quickly as well. Good turns. Jemma Lowe has been really

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working on them up for a while. She's now back in Swansea training

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with but McAllister. It's very important on the fly to get the

:16:25.:16:31.

good turns. Jemma Lowe in good shape. She looked good, she looked

:16:31.:16:41.
:16:41.:16:45.

good, second at the turn. 60.30 is pretty much exactly the same as we

:16:45.:16:49.

saw in that first semi-final. This is good if she can hold on. She

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does look good. She's tracking the Olympic champion in her home poll,

:16:55.:17:05.
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home crowd. There she is. Neck-and- of thing in the first semi-final.

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Jemma Lowe. Schipper has an ugly struck but it's very effective. --

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mistaken, Great Britain are going to go in the fastest, one, two.

:17:55.:18:05.
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some -- similar to Michael Phelps. Beautiful head down as well, just

:18:20.:18:26.

as the arms go past your ears your head has got to be going down. She

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finished well as well. Some of the technical parts of Jemma Lowe's

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racing are fantastic. In that underwater turn, she was down quite

:18:35.:18:45.
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third. Schipper back in fourth. think she will make the final,

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though. Schipper and Rice, the two and Ellen Gandy. Two Australians,

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two Chinese. That's going to be a cracker. Can we get a gold medal in

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You said to me early in the week you liked the 100. It's hard to

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decide which is my favourite one. I like the 100 because it's a shorter

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than the 200. That's painful. But I do train for the 200 more, it's

:19:47.:19:51.

shown in my results. That puts you into the final at the fastest and

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puts Ellen Gandy in there as well. It's going to be a really good race.

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I'm loving the fact that we both got in the final again. We share a

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room together and have the same schedule, so it's nice we're going

:20:03.:20:06.

to be there together and give it a shot tomorrow. A lot of people at

:20:06.:20:09.

home probably find it quite difficult that you can be good

:20:09.:20:13.

mates and then race each other. have been asked quite a lot of

:20:13.:20:17.

questions about that, but we did share a room in 2008 at the

:20:17.:20:22.

Olympics as well. We just both want to do well. We'd all -- boat train

:20:22.:20:27.

hard. We are good friends and one each other to do really well.

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good result would be great Britain, one, two.

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You are looking lovely and slimline. Thank you, that's always great to

:20:37.:20:40.

hear after a brace. I'm really enjoying this meet. It was good for

:20:40.:20:44.

me to get a good preparation in and to get back down to a good racing

:20:44.:20:49.

wait for me. I've enjoyed the meet so far. A double Olympic champion,

:20:49.:20:53.

it's quite hard to come back down off that and not be caught in all

:20:53.:20:57.

of the stuff that goes with being a great champion. Then you have to

:20:57.:21:02.

focus for another Olympics. You want Michael have the same task.

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Yes, Phelps on a different scale to me but it took me a couple of years

:21:06.:21:11.

to get over what had happened. I wasn't very motivated in 2009, and

:21:11.:21:14.

I had surgery last year. It's been a rough couple of years but I feel

:21:14.:21:19.

I've picked myself up quite well. I needed 10 months out for surgery,

:21:19.:21:24.

so hopefully I can improve on how I've done this year and use it as a

:21:24.:21:30.

stepping-stone towards next year. The 204 hundred are the things I

:21:30.:21:35.

trained for. This 200 fly is a bit of fun. It's not bad to make the

:21:35.:21:39.

final of something you consider a bit of fun. Stephanie Rice talking

:21:39.:21:43.

to Sharron Davies there. Jemma Lowe, winning her semi-final and

:21:43.:21:49.

qualifying fastest for the final. It's brilliant. After seeing her in

:21:49.:21:52.

the 100 fly, after saying it was not their distance, they do double

:21:52.:21:56.

the distance. We saw in the semi- finals there, Jemma Lowe in the

:21:56.:22:02.

outside lane, she did her own race on her own. The Chinese Olympic

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world record holder, she gave her a lesson. It's going to be different

:22:05.:22:10.

in the final, it's going to be a tight race. There are two Brits in

:22:10.:22:14.

the final again. Jemma Lowe and Ellen Gandy. If you have your tea

:22:14.:22:19.

made with you, it actually helps, you are so used to racing each

:22:19.:22:23.

other at home. You've got someone alongside you out there. That just

:22:23.:22:27.

shows the strength and depth we've got in certain events. We needed

:22:27.:22:31.

that. It's going to be our first opportunity to take a gold medal.

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Ellen Gandy, she's only 19. Jemma Lowe was very young, 21, but for

:22:36.:22:44.

Ellen Gandy this is a real learning process - a process. She's done

:22:44.:22:49.

fantastic. Looking at the 100, getting faster each round. She

:22:49.:22:54.

dominated her semi-final. She went in second-fastest into that final.

:22:54.:22:57.

The thing with heats is making semis, the thing with semis, it's

:22:57.:23:03.

making finals. She gets faster every race. 19, this is like fast

:23:03.:23:06.

track experience for next year. She is only going to be 20 at the

:23:06.:23:10.

Olympics. It's a great time for her. She learns an awful lot, gets

:23:10.:23:15.

faster each time. She trains out in Australia. You have pockets of

:23:15.:23:18.

training groups around the world where you have lots of different

:23:18.:23:22.

swimmer's training together. They learn from each other. If you've

:23:22.:23:28.

got that club environment, that... With Stephanie Rice just down the

:23:28.:23:31.

road, she raises the best people all the time in Australia, she's

:23:31.:23:36.

going to get used to it very quickly. Could we see two medals

:23:36.:23:40.

for Great Britain? I think it Sue is going to be tough, but she did

:23:40.:23:46.

look tired. I don't think she's got an awful lot left. Jemma Lowe,

:23:46.:23:50.

she's been faster than that already this year. I think she's got more

:23:50.:23:54.

to give it. Ellen Gandy, she gets faster each time. I think one of

:23:54.:23:58.

them will win but I couldn't say which one. It's an exciting time

:23:58.:24:03.

for British swimming. They are all out there in Shanghai. David Davis

:24:03.:24:06.

did decide to dive into that pool because everyone in British

:24:06.:24:10.

swimming is getting excited about this place and standing on the

:24:10.:24:13.

blocks here in a year's time. thing I'm most looking forward to,

:24:13.:24:18.

other than hopefully taking part, would just be how I think it's

:24:18.:24:21.

going to lift the British nation. It's going to be Fantastic Four

:24:21.:24:28.

sport. I really hope it influences everyone, from kids to adults to

:24:28.:24:31.

partake in sport, especially swimming. The Home Olympics is

:24:31.:24:34.

something every athlete looks forward to and dreams of competing

:24:34.:24:38.

at. To have a home Olympics in your lifetime and the potential of going

:24:38.:24:45.

there is one of those incredible moments. Excitement. It's just such

:24:45.:24:51.

an exciting time for every sport, not just swimming. Hopefully we can

:24:51.:24:56.

go there and rule the roost. It's going to be showcasing the best of

:24:56.:25:00.

British culture, British athleticism, achievements in the

:25:00.:25:04.

world. I'm going to be so proud. get a shiver down my spine every

:25:04.:25:08.

time I think of London 2012. Walking out in front of 16,000, the

:25:09.:25:14.

majority of them Brits, family and friends. To be a part of that would

:25:14.:25:17.

be spine-chilling. It's going to be a massive festival and there will

:25:17.:25:21.

be people everywhere. It's going to be a great opportunity for us as

:25:21.:25:25.

Britain's to show the world what we can do. It's going to be an awesome

:25:25.:25:29.

year. If I qualify for the Olympics then I'm going to be the most happy

:25:29.:25:35.

girl on the planet. Fran Halsall there, who I guarantee you will be

:25:35.:25:39.

one of the faces of the Olympic Games in 2012. Keri-Anne Payne, the

:25:39.:25:42.

only one who's officially qualified already for the open water by

:25:42.:25:46.

winning the 10 K gold medal in Shanghai. What is the trial process

:25:46.:25:50.

now, when will the rest of them know whether they are in or not?

:25:50.:25:54.

Becky Adlington, the Olympic champion, world champion, all of a

:25:54.:25:58.

sudden she hasn't qualified. Next April, we have our qualifications,

:25:58.:26:02.

which will take place here in the Aquatics Centre. The first big

:26:02.:26:07.

major meet, our trials will be here. Again, they'll get a chance to test

:26:07.:26:10.

themselves in this environment. Unless they qualify and do a time

:26:10.:26:15.

on that date, for two people to go you have to be in the top 16

:26:15.:26:18.

fastest times in the world. The qualification criteria is quite

:26:18.:26:22.

hard. Interviewed touch that war, get your place in, get your time,

:26:22.:26:26.

you don't go. You could be Olympic champion and you don't qualify. You

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can be an Olympic champion and you don't do a time, you can't

:26:30.:26:34.

qualified. All of the pressure comes from March. The World

:26:34.:26:37.

Championships has great experience and they want to be world champions,

:26:37.:26:41.

but it all starts here for next year. So they start from scratch.

:26:41.:26:45.

Let's hope that James Goddard makes it. He came home with two gold

:26:45.:26:49.

medals and the 200m backstroke at the 200m individual medley. We will

:26:49.:26:54.

see him in the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley in a moment.

:26:54.:26:58.

You will see Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But from the sounds of

:26:58.:27:04.

things, James is not intimidated by them. He's definitely beatable.

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It's just how he you can beat him. He's the best athlete of all time,

:27:08.:27:15.

in my opinion, out of everybody that ever lived on this planet. The

:27:15.:27:19.

Olympic gold medals, it backs me up a bit there! But he's just a man,

:27:19.:27:24.

he's beatable. I've got to try and do what I've got to do to challenge

:27:24.:27:27.

him. Ryan Lochte is up there as well. He's an incredible athlete

:27:27.:27:32.

and has broken some of Michael Phelps' world records. It's going

:27:32.:27:36.

to be really difficult. Men's swimming at the top with the

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Americans is so strong. It's the depth as well. It's really

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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qualifier for this first semi-final of the men's tour did metres

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an amazing 200m fly gold medal. He's got to swim this semi-final

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right next to the world record holder and defending champion, Ryan

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Lochte, his team-mate. There is Horihata of Japan. Here he is.

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Defending champion, world record holder, Olympic champion on the

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200m backstroke, Ryan Lochte. He's already beaten Michael Phelps in a

:29:18.:29:23.

head-to-head. Phelps is pretty good at recovering from races. It's well

:29:23.:29:26.

known physiologically that he's pretty good at getting between one

:29:26.:29:35.

and the other. He's going to have to use his fly. Phelps' better

:29:35.:29:41.

stroke it is the first length. If he's got any fatigue then he's

:29:41.:29:46.

going to have to wake up pretty quickly. I would imagine he's going

:29:46.:29:50.

to try and get through this, just stick it in the back and do a time

:29:50.:29:52.

sufficient to get through to the final, which should be relatively

:29:52.:30:02.
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comfortable. The fastest qualifier bottom.

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Fifth Michael Phelps get a decent start if, as does Ryan Lochte. It

:30:23.:30:32.

is interesting, which is there a better strokes. So -- what are at

:30:32.:30:42.
:30:42.:30:44.

their bare strokes. -- better strokes. Ryan Lochte is flying back.

:30:44.:30:50.

He did this in the morning. He is trying to get out of the far left.

:30:50.:30:56.

This is interesting. He is really a kneeling his own backstroke and

:30:56.:31:02.

making sure he gets the advantage. -- nailing his own backstroke. I do

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not think these guys will have to work that hard. They have both

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messed around a little bit this morning. Ryan mock pity -- Ryan

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Lochte, has turned off. It is interesting about so the

:31:19.:31:28.

breaststroke. He did a little trouble before he did his big kick.

:31:28.:31:36.

-- a little wriggle. He has got to rest tonight. Ryan Lochte is very

:31:36.:31:46.
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strong and powerful. He gave a sneaky look to Phelps. This is a

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procession, really. It is the best swimmers in the world are on their

:31:53.:32:00.

game. They will try to touch each other at the end., this is

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fascinating. -- at the end. This is fascinating. It looks like Ryan

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Lochte has won the first semi-final. Phelps has come in second. We have

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the Japanese gentleman in third. very close to each other. What a

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great way to practise. You may not get used to the way others may do

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it. Practising for what? You just get to sit next to him again.

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Practice makes perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Practice

:33:12.:33:22.
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makes permanent, apparently. Phelps, head out in the final. Phelps is

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second Andy semi-final. Japan is in third. He could still make it. --

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One year away from the Olympics. Did you get a knot in your stomach?

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No, I did not. I woke think in that I was hungry and I wanted breakfast.

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-- thinking. You are too laid-back. He I had some money Tommy last

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night that -- I had somebody tell me last night from the media. I

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have just got to focus and I'll worry about the rest later. I just

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have to focus on the world 200m individual medley. It looks a

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like Laszlo cash has a very shiny James Goddard, what can you do? He

:35:06.:35:14.

is very much on form. He has had a dodgy soldier -- shoulder. It looks

:35:14.:35:24.
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like he will be able to swim. He is in seven. We have a Lithuanian in

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six. He has not done too much since the Olympics. Here is the European

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champion and many times. I suppose one of the things that we are

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seeing here, we are starting to see much more long course. We are

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seeing turns are being much more important. The focus is on the

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start and turn. This they looked fantastic in the heats. -- and this

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These guys have all got a chance of making the big final. James Goddard

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is in the blue hat of Great Britain and is down in lane seven. That is

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on the left-hand side of your screen. James Goddard is looking

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good. He has an excellent backstroke. He has started well in

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seven. He is doing well. The backstroke is helpful. He has done

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:37:23.:37:32.

nearly 15 metres. The top left has Laszlo Cseh. There are not too many

:37:32.:37:35.

people in the world that can go right off a straight race. 53

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:37:45.:37:46.

seconds. 53.6, a really quick. Laszlo Cseh was up with one second.

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James Goddard has some work to do but it is going well. James Goddard

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has on the blue cap. He has moved into second place with a strong

:37:59.:38:09.

backstroke. He is having a fantastic third length. A greater

:38:09.:38:15.

breaststroke and he is in a great position. He didn't spot that turn.

:38:15.:38:22.

As long as he can make that final he can go a little bit faster. He

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is a breathing away from the rest of the field. The Australian has

:38:32.:38:37.

the yellow cap and is next to him. The black cap in three is working

:38:37.:38:44.

well as well. It looks like it might be Laszlo Cseh. He wins it.

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James Goddard is 4th. He will get in with that, I think. A good swim.

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I am surprised that Laszlo Cseh is blowing so much but 1.57 is quite

:39:01.:39:11.
:39:11.:39:12.

fast. This guy has obviously worked very hard. He worked hard to hold

:39:12.:39:22.
:39:22.:39:48.

it from the first link. -- the is his best time. 20 night -- 29-

:39:49.:39:56.

year-old and he has done well. Laszlo Cseh has done very well. He

:39:56.:40:03.

came in first. We have a fiver from the second semi-final making it

:40:03.:40:10.

through. That puts James Goddard in 6th finest -- fastest for the final.

:40:10.:40:17.

We now have three British swimmers for the final tomorrow evening.

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Ryan Lochte is the fastest and Michael Phelps in second. That is

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not really a surprise. Most of those guys were not have expected

:40:25.:40:34.

That was a pretty good swim considering that we have heard

:40:34.:40:39.

things about your shoulder. Nice and solid. I am very pleased to

:40:39.:40:44.

make the finals tomorrow. It is probably the fastest final that has

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been at these Games. I am pretty excited and looking forward to

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tomorrow. You have been unwound for a while. How is your body holding

:40:53.:40:59.

up? -- you have been around for a while. It has been playing up, my

:40:59.:41:04.

shoulder, for the last few weeks. I have had a doctor helping me for

:41:04.:41:08.

the last few weeks. I was thinking about pulling out of the whole

:41:08.:41:11.

thing but I have worked hard on my shoulder and have got into a

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position where I can make a world final. A lot of sporting in general

:41:16.:41:23.

is about keeping in shape. Yes and the support team has gotten so much

:41:23.:41:31.

better. The support team has a psychologist which we did not have

:41:31.:41:39.

before have so it is getting better. It is making me swim faster.

:41:39.:41:44.

fly is going to be taking out extremely fast. Yes, these are some

:41:44.:41:51.

of the best boys in the world. It is not going to be easy. I am going

:41:51.:42:01.

to go out with them and give it a James Goddard sounds like he has

:42:01.:42:08.

the balance of being respectful without being intimidated.

:42:08.:42:15.

thinking is that he truly believes he can win. He trains a day in and

:42:15.:42:21.

day out. He does not give up after a medal. That is a good place to be

:42:21.:42:30.

in. It is a good attitude to have. How do you read it between Ryan

:42:30.:42:35.

Lochte and Michael Phelps? Interesting. Ryan Lochte is on form

:42:35.:42:40.

at the moment and Phelps is just off form. Both of them on form at

:42:40.:42:45.

the same time his fireworks anyway. We know they can do a freestyle and

:42:45.:42:53.

a medley. I would go for Ryan Lochte. Phelps has got his 200

:42:53.:42:57.

metres butterfly and that made a difference for him. He will not

:42:57.:43:02.

have anything to lose. The strokes are great. I think it will be neck-

:43:02.:43:07.

and-neck and will come down to the last 25 metres. Otherwise it will

:43:07.:43:17.
:43:17.:43:19.

be a dogfight for third. The guide does not seem to break a sweat --

:43:19.:43:24.

Ryan Lochte does not seem to break a sweat. He was joking about

:43:24.:43:28.

skateboarding and things. He says that he loves doing it but there

:43:28.:43:34.

are other things. He is very laid back. The sprinters are always very

:43:34.:43:40.

laid-back. He is a really interesting character. It is a

:43:40.:43:44.

difference in psychology between something like that and boxing

:43:44.:43:52.

where it is all bravado. The 50m final. We have the man from Norway

:43:52.:44:01.

who has dedicated his his win to the people of Norway. He has his

:44:01.:44:11.
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work cut out from -- with him from second and Van Der Burgh was third.

:44:39.:44:44.

If I was in third, I'd like to come first next time. Had been said that,

:44:44.:44:48.

third on 100 breaststroke for Van Der Burgh was a pretty good swim.

:44:48.:44:53.

He was pretty pleased. He has a lot more confidence and swagger about

:44:53.:44:58.

him on the 50m. But Dale Oen, when he went out for his gold medal in

:44:58.:45:03.

the 100m, 27.20. He swam with his heart rather than his technical

:45:03.:45:13.
:45:13.:45:36.

World Championships in Rome, Feldwehr of Germany. Dugonjic goes

:45:36.:45:40.

into macro. And then the new world champion, Alexander Dale Oen, in

:45:40.:45:46.

three. What an emotion or swim he had. He's a lovely guy. He spoke

:45:46.:45:52.

very well before and after the race. He was talking about just doing

:45:52.:45:57.

what he could do. Over here, thinking about people back home.

:45:57.:46:02.

Van Der Burgh looks very relaxed. World record holder, defending

:46:02.:46:07.

champion. He really is on form with that runs on the 100. He's going to

:46:07.:46:13.

be tough to beat. I love the stroke of this guide. Look at those arms.

:46:13.:46:22.

Good heavens! Da Silva, the world's short-course champion. A very good

:46:22.:46:32.
:46:32.:46:35.

starter. This Guyett swam well as well. -- guide. Stekelenburg in

:46:35.:46:42.

seven. The slowest qualifier will be Gangloff, of the USA. He was the

:46:43.:46:49.

bronze medallist two years ago. This is just stacked. Here he is.

:46:49.:46:55.

Bronze medallist from the World Championships in Rome. The third

:46:55.:46:59.

fastest man in history. But the fastest man, the world record

:46:59.:47:04.

holder, Cameron Van Der Burgh, the defending champion, he is in four.

:47:04.:47:11.

This is a really hard one to call. I'm not sure where it's going to go.

:47:11.:47:14.

Whether Van Der Burgh can replicate the real talent and form that he's

:47:14.:47:24.
:47:24.:47:52.

obviously got, or whether Dale Oen All the big guys are right up there

:47:52.:47:55.

and are going well. Van Der Burgh is in the centre in the silver hat.

:47:55.:48:05.

A good start for Scozzoli in at six. Silver going well -- da Silva looks

:48:05.:48:11.

like he's just ahead. It looks like it may be da Silva. Da Silva has

:48:11.:48:17.

got it. He's got the gold. What a steel that was! Look how much it

:48:17.:48:25.

means to him. Stay out of his way! Look at the power in that guy!

:48:25.:48:35.
:48:35.:48:35.

27.01. Look at how strong he is. is an ox, isn't he? He's got a good

:48:35.:48:45.
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stroke. He's got a great technique. He uses his hips are really well.

:48:46.:48:49.

Breaststroke, even for a big guy, you'd think he would call himself

:48:49.:48:53.

through the water but he's got a wonderful underwater technique. The

:48:53.:48:58.

thing about breaststroke his timing it well, getting your legs and arms

:48:58.:49:08.
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not to overlap and not having any quickly. He's got it. He goes in

:49:20.:49:30.
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for it as well. That was probably two tenths of a second there that

:49:37.:49:47.
:49:47.:50:06.

It's not often you see a reaction quite like that, is it? He's a big

:50:06.:50:11.

guy. He's not the typical swimmer that is slim and toned.

:50:11.:50:14.

Breaststroke swimmers and tend to be a bit more bulky and powerful. I

:50:14.:50:17.

love it when you see that passionate expression. It means so

:50:17.:50:21.

much to them. It was always going to be a tight race. Van Der Burgh,

:50:21.:50:26.

he always struts his stuff before hand, he's extremely confident.

:50:26.:50:35.

It's huge. For da Silva, although with confusing in commentary, for

:50:35.:50:39.

da Silva, a much more popular of gold medallist in the swimming

:50:39.:50:43.

world than Cielo Filho. There isn't a cloud hanging over him.

:50:43.:50:48.

Following the Brazilian team around, I know that Cielo Filho flew in

:50:48.:50:56.

later than the rest of the team. All the attention is Cielo Filho.

:50:56.:51:02.

just love that celebrating. He's banging his chest and all the rest

:51:02.:51:07.

of it. So powerful, so passionate. It was going to be one of those

:51:07.:51:12.

fingertip tatters. It can make a huge difference between hitting it

:51:12.:51:16.

right on the touch and half a stroke out. It was right going into

:51:17.:51:20.

the war, it wasn't one where someone snatch it from nowhere. I'm

:51:20.:51:24.

pleased for him. I like Van Der Burgh, he's a good mate, but I'm

:51:24.:51:28.

pleased for him. I was disappointed not to see Dale Oen get a medal

:51:28.:51:34.

there. In turns of your highlight of the session? Phelps? Phelps. And

:51:34.:51:38.

seeing the two girls going through. Jemma Lowe and Ellen Gandy. That's

:51:38.:51:42.

really exciting because we do need... And maintained that they

:51:43.:51:46.

are swimming to form at the moment. We want someone to step up that

:51:46.:51:50.

little bit more. A couple more faces, they become public names.

:51:50.:51:54.

I'm really pleased for them. couple of the swimmers we might see

:51:54.:51:58.

tomorrow in the relay. Becky Adlington and Jo Jackson could

:51:58.:52:03.

easily be lining up. We haven't seen Jo DAX and yet. No, she's had

:52:03.:52:08.

a torrid year. She's had problems with injuries, illness and asthma.

:52:08.:52:12.

She is slowly coming back to her best form. She told me about a year

:52:12.:52:16.

ago that the asthma got so bad she actually cracked ribs in the pool

:52:16.:52:19.

when she was winning because she was struggling so hard to breathe.

:52:19.:52:22.

She didn't know she had a problem at the time. She's trained through

:52:22.:52:27.

it. This is how much athletes push themselves through pain barriers.

:52:27.:52:30.

After a couple of months it doesn't go away and you think there's a bit

:52:30.:52:35.

more to it. Jo Jackson did do heats of the 200 freestyle but didn't

:52:35.:52:40.

make it through to the semis. She hasn't been on great form. We are

:52:40.:52:44.

here at the Aquatics Centre, a big sign down their say in one year to

:52:44.:52:47.

go. This being unveiled to the public and press. All sorts of

:52:47.:52:51.

people are going to get their chance to use that pool. The man

:52:51.:52:55.

who will get the honour of doing the first official diver off that

:52:55.:53:05.
:53:05.:53:07.

10 metre board will be Tom Daley. Back from Shanghai. Yes. Your

:53:07.:53:10.

reaction to everything that happened there? It was good for me.

:53:10.:53:13.

We got all the spots for the Olympics, individual, Synchro and

:53:13.:53:18.

qualified for the World series. Four new divers in there as well.

:53:19.:53:23.

Didn't dive too well but to come fifth and not dive to well is

:53:23.:53:27.

pretty good. Which was your favourite? The dive I was most

:53:27.:53:37.
:53:37.:53:42.

happy with was a triple somersault because you can't spot the dive,

:53:42.:53:48.

can you? It's quite difficult to died of doors, especially in that

:53:48.:53:54.

final, it started to rain. It was quite windy as well. It was quite

:53:54.:53:59.

weird, but it's something you have to deal with. The competitor who

:53:59.:54:03.

won the gold just seemed a league apart. He was sensational. Is it

:54:03.:54:07.

because he looks so good or just because you know what you need to

:54:07.:54:11.

do that you've decided to give up school in January? I'm not giving

:54:11.:54:15.

up school in January. I'm going full-time diving and part-time

:54:15.:54:18.

school. I'm going to be going to school but two hours each day to

:54:18.:54:23.

keep up with things. Yeah, he's doing fantastic at the moment. He's

:54:23.:54:26.

out there, 40 points ahead of the rest of the field. It's going to be

:54:26.:54:30.

interesting to see whether anyone will be able to keep up with him

:54:30.:54:34.

next year. It myself or any of the other divers do their dives as well

:54:34.:54:38.

as they can come I can't see why they couldn't beat him. Are you

:54:38.:54:43.

excited? This is the first time I've seen it. I've just arrived. It

:54:43.:54:49.

really looks amazing. It's the best pool I've ever seen. Seb Coe said

:54:49.:54:56.

earlier that the diving end of it doesn't have a name yet. Really?

:54:56.:55:06.
:55:06.:55:12.

could be the Tom Daley diving pool. Do you know what dive you are going

:55:12.:55:16.

to do tonight? I'm not sure what dive and going to be doing yet,

:55:16.:55:21.

I'll leave it for a surprise. chances are it will be an upright

:55:21.:55:24.

one rather than a handstand one. haven't really thought about it

:55:24.:55:30.

that much. Photo finish. We will see. There are ones which look good

:55:30.:55:33.

for photos, ones which look good for people-watching. We will have

:55:33.:55:40.

to wait and see. Four 1/2, it has to be one that I know I can do well

:55:40.:55:43.

because it might be a bit embarrassing otherwise. We've been

:55:43.:55:47.

talking about the balance for high profile at its, and you are one of

:55:47.:55:51.

the most well-known faces leading into London. A year to go, how much

:55:51.:55:56.

do you have to balance the training and public appearances? Definitely,

:55:56.:55:58.

training comes first. It's something you have to focus on

:55:58.:56:01.

because you don't get any of the public appearances without the

:56:01.:56:07.

training and good results. For me, the main thing is to meet -- major

:56:07.:56:11.

and training in the off-season. Then the media comes second after

:56:11.:56:15.

that. I make sure I do some, but I have to make sure I do it at the

:56:15.:56:19.

right time and not to affect the training. Part of it is visualising

:56:19.:56:23.

what it might be like to win a gold medal. You'll get your first look

:56:23.:56:27.

at the medals tonight. Then you've got to block that out. Exactly. But

:56:27.:56:30.

today is a great source of motivation and inspiration, to be

:56:30.:56:35.

able to see the metals and the pool. It's going to be an advantage to

:56:35.:56:41.

stand at the top of the board and visualise my dives. See how much of

:56:41.:56:44.

the stands you can see from 10 metres, imagine the amount of

:56:44.:56:48.

people who are going to be here. It's going to do me good. When you

:56:49.:56:53.

spin round off a ten-metre outdoors, does this guy and the water look

:56:53.:56:58.

the same colour? Yeah. But you can practise it here an awful lot.

:56:58.:57:02.

you are diving outdoors you got the wind and the sky that is blue and

:57:02.:57:05.

the water that is blue. When you are spinning round you have to know

:57:05.:57:09.

which way is up, when they are both blew it is difficult. Here, because

:57:09.:57:13.

the water is quite dark, which the divers love for being able to see

:57:13.:57:17.

where the water is. The ceiling is a different colour, the seats are a

:57:17.:57:21.

different colour. That makes it easier. How much do you think you

:57:21.:57:25.

will come here and train? As much as possible. We got one day of

:57:25.:57:28.

training later this year and then the rest of the year we got a few

:57:28.:57:34.

training camps here. Probably before the Olympics we will have

:57:34.:57:38.

about three weeks' training year. I'm not sure. It will be fabulous.

:57:38.:57:42.

It feels so right. It looks incredible. To imagine the amount

:57:42.:57:46.

of people that are going to be here, it really is amazing. You can see

:57:46.:57:50.

Tom in action. He will be performing the first official dive

:57:50.:57:55.

of the ten-metre platform at 7:20pm tonight. That programme starts at

:57:55.:58:05.

7pm. Mark and I will be back on BBC Two tomorrow afternoon at 1pm.

:58:05.:58:09.

Jemma Lowe and Ellen Gandy, we could have two medals for Great

:58:09.:58:13.

Britain. We could have a first gold medal of these championships in the

:58:13.:58:17.

pool for Great Britain. They will be going in the 200m butterfly.

:58:17.:58:23.

From all of us here, the unofficial name of this place is the stingray.

:58:23.:58:26.

It's wonderful to have Tom here to help close the programme. I'll let

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With the London Olympics a year away, the worlds best swimmers are even more focused on reaching their peak. Clare Balding is joined by Mark Foster for coverage of the swimming programme at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai.

Four more world champions will be crowned, with American Michael Phelps looking to add to his unprecedented tally of gold medals when he defends his 200m butterfly title. Italy's most successful sportswoman, Federica Pellegrini, is also attempting a successful title defence, in the 200m freestyle.