Day 8 Tonight at the Games


Day 8

Mark Chapman and Clare Balding present highlights from the eighth day of the Games. Paralympics gold medallist David 'The Weirwolf' Weir raced in the final of the T54 1500m.


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hosts for tonight, Clare Balding and Mark Chapman!

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Hello! My word! What a fantastic welcome, thank you so much!

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Good evening and welcome to Tonight at the Games.

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An hour in which we can indulge our love of all things sporting with a

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Commonwealth line-up of gymnastics, athletics, cycling, diving, bowls,

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The 400m World Record holder Michael Johnson and the new Commonwealth

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record holder Kirani James, Beth Tweddle, Chris Boardman, the new

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-- Dave Weir is here, after having one Commonwealth Gold. And we have

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our fingers crossed that Eilidh Child, fresh from getting silver at

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Hampden Park, will be here later. It is a great line-up and we will

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have to keep moving. But I think we should honour

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some other athletes as well. For this,

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I need the help of the Federation. Not all of you,

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just Dave and Johnny on sax. Just take it away because this will

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help. As you can see, it is not just the athletes getting into the

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sporting spirit of things, this is at the hockey today. The police

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having a go on the hamster wheel! It is fair to say that never have the

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police in Scotland felt so much love! It is a good Games when even

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the police are competing. Back to the proper competition.

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On the streets of Glasgow this morning, the crowds were out

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and the visors were down, as the cyclists put pedal to the metal.

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40km for the men, 30 for the women, it started and ended in the city,

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I am at Glasgow Green for the time trial. The rules are simple. He or

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she who is fastest wins. Starting with the women's race over 30

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kilometres and the home nation interests rests largely on

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England's Emma Pooley, Scotland's Katie Archibald and Wales's Barker.

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But they have to beat Linda Villumsen.

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Linda Villumsen is highly fancied, what a time. Superb time for Katie

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Archibald. That is cheating, for a start.

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Barker, former champion. She has settled into a rhythm.

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Incredible acceleration. Emma Pooley is flying. She definitely has her

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eyes on the prize. Parker towards the finish.

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-- Barker. Last couple of metres of effort for Katie Archibald, the

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20-year-old over the line. Superb riding from Emma Pooley.

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Emma Pooley has flown past with the fastest time currently but Linda

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Villumsen from New Zealand is on her tail.

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Linda Villumsen is going to do it. She dug deep, and Emma Pooley of

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England is denied. An amazing race, England's Emma

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Pooley looked like she would be the fastest but Linda Villumsen beat her

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and she won Gold, and coming up in third place was the Australian.

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Now to the men's. Geraint Thomas, two times Olympic champion. He could

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be a factor, Dennis. This is England's Alex Dowsett.

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Multiple national champion against the watch on the road.

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Last out is defending Commonwealth champion, Scotland's David Millar.

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Stage winner in all three tours, defending Commonwealth champion

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under in Glasgow. David Millar sets off.

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Geraint Thomas is doing really well, showing no signs of fatigue after

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the Tour de France that some were talking about.

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Rohan Dennis, head of Geraint Thomas. Alex Dowsett.

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They will struggle to beat David Millar.

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He is 50 seconds down and in ninth position.

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David Millar is struggling and you can feel the hold on the daily Gold

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slipping. This is Geraint Thomas.

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The new fastest time. Rohan Dennis crosses the line and

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Geraint Thomas is into the silver medal position.

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The last couple of metres, he has done it. Silver four years ago, Gold

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in Glasgow for Alex Dowsett and England.

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There it is, the bronze medal goes to Wales and Geraint Thomas, silver

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to Australia's Rohan Dennis, and the Commonwealth Gold goes from

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Scotland's David Millar to England's Alex Dowsett. But it stays

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within Great Britain, although these things go in cycles!

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Sorry! Very good!

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Two night in a row. But he loves it. If you want to get in touch, we can

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see what you are saying. Mick says he is disappointed with

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our walk on this evening and he wanted us to prep test that entrance

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with cart wheels and back flicks. -- backflips. That really is not going

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to happen. Please welcome Chris Boardman!

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Before we welcome other medallists, how tough was that this morning?

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Incredibly difficult. It had a bit of everything. It was designed by

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Alistair Maclennan, Scottish team manager, and he has done a good job

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to find a course that started in the centre of town and which took on the

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different elements of hills, descents, everything. It brought out

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the racing because the lead kept changing.

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Now let's give a warm welcome to two men who competed that time trial

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best. The new Commonwealth champion from England Alex Dowsett and the

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bronze-medallist from Wales, Geraint Thomas!

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Are you calm? Because afterwards, you said you won this angry. It has

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been a difficult month. I got sick in the tour of Switzerland,

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something as simple as a sore throw and on the second day, it developed

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into bronchitis and I had to leave the Tour de France. -- sore throw.

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That has been my goal from the moment I left Team Sky. So to have

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that taken away at the last minute was a massive disappointment. So I

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was determined here to prove not to anyone in particular other than

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myself that I am capable of competing at that level. Did you

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watch the tour or could you not? The first two days in the UK, I had to

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go to the sponsors beforehand which I did insult to injury. -- which

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added. But I went to the British Grand Prix to get away. Monday was

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tough, I came through as six where I live. So that was hard. -- Essex.

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Once the tour left into friends, -- into friends, I went to see how the

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team was doing. -- into the Tour de France. If he has won it angry, have

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you a plan to stop him being angry? I said I would buy him some flowers

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to cheer him up! A teddy bear. How aware you going round the course of

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where you are on the clock? Are you just going with it? Usually, but I

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had a radio which did not work! It did not help. But generally, you

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have the team behind you. You get a time check. And when it comes to

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corners, we only went round the course once, so over 40 K, it is a

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lot to take on. They remind you of sitting corners. Stuff coming up,

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basically. I was watching you talk to Jonathan and you were talking

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about how sometimes, being in the Tour de France could help in an

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event like this because in some ways, right, is has rowed over 2,000

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miles, -- has written over 2,000 miles, but you still have

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adrenaline. Some people are in a box for the rest of the season and

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others think they can carry on. I suspect you were not in the latter

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category. I did not want to carry on. Three days is not much. Quite

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unique. Amazing he is still capable of walking, let alone cycling. Alex,

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it is extraordinary you are able to be a professional cyclist, explain

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why. Other than having a nut case sister, I have got... I was not

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referring to that. I have haemophilia, my blood does not clot.

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So from an early age, we were told I would grow up and have limited range

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of movement in my joints, internal bleeding, I had to avoid contact

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sports. It is funny, that is sort of what got me into cycling because the

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doctors said that on top of the medication I have from the NHS to

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keep my courting levels normal, they said swimming was a good way of

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maintaining fitness -- clotting. And while I could not do all the contact

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sports, it made me angry. That is coming up a lot! So to find a sport

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I could do, I ended up trying different sports. My dad was a

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racing driver so I did go karting. But I was no Lewis Hamilton. That

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did not happen. But I fell into cycling and I started with a local

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club. I had fitness and stamina from swimming. So if it had not been for

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my haemophilia, I would not be swimming as much and I might be

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playing other sports. But because my haemophilia, I went and so I was

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quick on the bike straightaway. So I have set up a charity and that is

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the message we are promoting. To children everywhere. To try all

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sports. If somebody here could be -- somebody here could be as quick as

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Lewis Hamilton if they get the opportunity. There are a lot of

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sports and that is the great thing about the Olympics and Commonwealth

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Games, it shows people of all ages how many different sports there are.

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You are a fine example, no better way of advertising get than winning

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the Gold medal, thank you for coming in. Alex Dowsett and Geraint Thomas.

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You may think there are no horses at the Commonwealth Games,

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There is one, the pommel horse, and the master

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of riding it has been Louis Smith. So did Max Whitlock. Katherine

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Grainger got the ticket to watch this.

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Alexander the great is reputed to have used one. -- that is the. Max

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Whitlock, Dan Keatings and Louis Smith are all ready to make sure

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this is a truly world-class final. Dan Keatings. He is in with a chance

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of a medal. Very nice work indeed. Keep that swing. Danielle Keating

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's, swinging clean. -- Dan Keatings. He is through, he has laid down the

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gauntlet. Louis Smith, for England. He has put in so much work, he was

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back in the gym for his comeback. Now, it is his time to shine. Oh, he

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has lost his rhythm. Well... He has enjoyed the moment, for what it is

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worth. It rained up the gold for Louis Smith. But it was all about

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proving that he could. That he could come back. Max Whitlock. He is more

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than capable by their very big score to bid. This is great. He keeps his

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rhythm. Silver for Max Whitlock! 15.96. It was close to 16.

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Confirmation, Dan Keatings has taken the gold medal, his first of these

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championships. And there is the golden boy. Scotland's Dan Keatings.

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Congratulations, that smile says it all. That was amazing. If I did that

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anywhere else it would have been awesome body in front of this crowd

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was unbelievable and when I stood on the podium and the national anthem

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is going and the crowd was singing, I felt so proud.

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It was brilliant, the crowd was fantastic and I was clapping them at

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the end because it did get me through that routine, if I am

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honest. It was really good fun. I am amazed to see the race still on this

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place because he cried at the Hydro were the most deafening and had ever

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heard. Giving a rapturous reaction to all three medallists but when Dan

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Keatings took the gold medal, it completely erupted. Dan and Max

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cannot be with us tonight because they have work tomorrow. But we're

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hoping they will be with us tomorrow evening.

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Let's now have a look at what else was going on at the Hydro today.

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Yet another chance for the gold medal for Max Whitlock. There you

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go. So impressive. What a performance! He is just not

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faltering. Breathtaking. Another gold for Max Whitlock. What a

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Commonwealth Games he is having. Up and over. Well! She has made it! I

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have not seen that in 20 years. What happens here? She goes into first

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place. Claudia Fragapane. She could get gold. The half turned. She has

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got gold. Belly black is silver. This is all about Claudia Fragapane.

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-- kelly black. This is impressive. Into the full twist. Well done! That

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is a routine that will be hard to beat. For England, Ruby Harold. This

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will be close. Ruby Harold gets the bronze medal. Rebecca Downey is the

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Commonwealth champion. There you go. Daniel Purvis. This will be his

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final. Very nice. He takes the bronze medal. And he continues the

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success of the gymnasts from the Beth Tweddle is with us. We thought

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you have suffered enough after last night so we thought we would give

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you some dignity tonight. Just trying to wipe out from your mind.

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Anybody in the Hydro today, we both were there, they will have had goose

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bumps. Not only Dan Keatings winning but the medal ceremony? Dan has had

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a tough couple of years, he missed out on 2012 but he always said this

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was his time to shine. He had an incredible routine, he was part of

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those three main contenders and he just smashed it. As soon as he

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landed, you could see the elation in the crowd and with his coach and to

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hear the anthem in the Hydro, that was immense. Max and Lewis did

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seemed genuinely pleased? It could have gone anyway, they'll put that

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difficulty at their and tomorrow it would have been a different order.

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They knew that it was whoever went clean on the day. Those last three

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seconds, you could see him smiling. They kept saying that. Yes, he had

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gone out with difficulty, he knew he had to eat Max. As soon as he

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landed, everybody was during because he had that hard time to get there.

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His family were in the audience supporting him. Fingers crossed

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tomorrow. The whole family are here. Max Whitlock, three gold medals and

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a silver. Amazing. He has come into his own, he was the new boy in

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Delhi. At London, I do not think he realised what he had achieved and

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then here, it has been his championships and he has more finals

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tomorrow. He might have another couple of medals. He has two of them

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tomorrow? Yes, the high bar also. Amazing scenes for the gymnasts, so

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impressed by the Home Nations, it says on Twitter. Particularly the

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pocket rocket. Claudia Fragapane. At the beginning of this year, she was

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not even sure she would be in the European team. She is now the

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European finalist Andy Commonwealth all-around champion. Commonwealth

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gold medallist. And she has the team finals tomorrow. Come back tomorrow

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for the party! I am flying home! I am gone! Thank you for turning a

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starring! It will go to another sport that requires some flipping

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and turning. It has been a brilliant start for England at the diving. The

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woman were coming off the ten metre platform.

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-- the women. Oliver Dingley. This is potentially a medal winning dive

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for him. Better than the preliminaries. We'll let the enough

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for the medal? Almost gold for England. -- will that we enough. Oh

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no! Ooi Tze Liang, his last dive. We could be looking at the Commonwealth

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gold medallist. Jack Laugher needs 87 points. It is not good enough.

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Definitely silver for Jack. It is gold for Malaysian. And there are

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two English men on the podium. Sarah Barrow, nice. Really nice, well

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done, Sarah. 13 years of age, right now. Superb final dive from Tonia

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Couch. Meaghan Benfeito. This has to be on the money. She has thrown A

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time. Roseline Filion. That will be good enough for the bronze medal.

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Maybe that will not be good enough? It is gold for Canada. Bronze for

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Canada. And, in between those two, Pandelela Rinong Pamg.

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I think that diving is suspect accurate to watch but I particularly

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love that, truly! Oh!. Have you had a few cocktails?

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To Hampden Park now for what was billed as

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David Rudisha, Blessing Okibare going for the sprint double.

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It was a bit wet and soggy but there wasn't a spare seat as

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Scottish fans revved up to roar home Eilidh Child in the 400m hurdles.

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The men who led the qualifying has dropped that big through. He was

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second four years ago. Well, that was high. Lifetime best, he takes

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the lead. The final stages for the long jump final. Currently in the

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bronze medal position. That was big! Well done, Jasmine. Well done. So,

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the celebrations go across to Nigeria. Can the Olympic world

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record-holder get this? Amos has got what it takes! You will take the

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gold medal! He wins it. David Rudisha is second. He tried his

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normal tactics but they were not good enough, he was not quick

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enough. Nijel Amos from Botswana is the champion.

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White, looking powerful. He has done and gone. Gordon will finish. He is

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doing it again! Jehue Gordon, into the last hurdle. Cornel Fredericks

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will win. And coming through, Jeffery Gibson does not quite get

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there. Cornel Fredericks is the winner. And he takes the applause of

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Hampden Park. 60 macro is clear in second place. 50 macro stretching

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away. She will take the gold medal. 60 macro takes the silver. This one

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is special. And I'm sure it will mean a to her. But you have to give

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it to Kaliese Spencer, she is a great athlete. Blessing Okagbare.

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Jodie Williams is trying to get there. Jodie Williams looking for

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silver. Jodie Williams gets silver and Bianca Williams the bronze

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medal. This is going to be close. Rasheed Dwyer is there. He might

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just get this! He gets it. Jamaica Inn one, two, three.

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Brilliant night at Hampden Park and here in the studio, we have three

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stars of the track. Remarkable red carpet, our very own record-holder,

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Michael Johnson. We have the Commonwealth and Olympic 400

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champion, Kirani James, and the woman who has just done the double,

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Blessing Okagbare. How exciting! We only just have

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enough room for everybody. You had an amazing couple of nights,

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Michael? Fantastic few nights. Angela, of course, with Blessing

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Okagbare. And the English girls. They are all British, actually.

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Personal-bests. Fantastic night and with Eilidh Child, that was

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fantastic, just being in the stadium. And David Rudisha. Just

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watching him. Being challenged one of the times ever. We must talk to

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Blessing Okagbare. You have not had long to recover from doing that

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sprint double? Only the fourth woman ever to do that? You don't really

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care, you? But you did it! Yes, I did. It felt amazing. Demanding. I'm

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just really happy. I was able to get through it with no injuries. And

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there is something to celebrate. What has the reaction been back on?

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Great! With messages, text messages... Fans and family,

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Facebook and everywhere. It has been amazing. I don't know what will

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happen when I get home! But for now, it is a really big deal and I am

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really happy. Have you got more to come? Yes, relays. I have got the

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Relay, tomorrow. So straight back to bed! I will celebrate after the

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meet. Kirani James, even broke a record at the Commonwealth Games

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that has stood 16 the years -- you broke. It was held by you and Thomas

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but he says it is OK! -- you and Thomas. Do you have another record

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in mind? I will take my time with that. It is a very fast time. It

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seems like I am close would competing, it is far, so I will take

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my time and try to improve and be consistent. What are your views when

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you watch Kirani? As a 400-metre runner, I am always had to sizing so

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I am looking at what I think he could do better and what I would do

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if I was competing against him. I do not have to compete against him!

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What would you do? It is easy for me since I do not have to compete

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against him, I can say I would just beat him! It is easy to say now

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because we do not have to face each other. I look at him and I see an

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amazing athlete. To win an Olympic Gold medal at 19, I was 26 before I

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got an Olympic Gold medal in the 400. So he has got a bright future

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ahead. What happens with the 400m, it is about learning more and more

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about the event and how you compete in that event. That is what he is

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doing now, continuing to learn about himself and how to compete. You were

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31 when you set the world record. And Kirani is 21. It is in your

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favour! I have ten years to work with! Ten years! We are very excited

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because another person coming from the track has arrived. From

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Scotland, it was silver-medallist in the 400-metre hurdles, Eilidh Child!

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-- your silver-medallist. That is not a bad line-up. I am

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quite happy. Take photos, if you could! We offer has to! Well done,

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what an amazing reception. -- we are faster. You kept bumping into people

:33:32.:33:35.

you knew. It was lovely because in every corner, there was a member of

:33:36.:33:41.

my family. It was so lovely to have them, the first time they saw me do

:33:42.:33:47.

a shortage of honour. How have you dealt with the build-up? If you go

:33:48.:33:52.

out and about in Glasgow, people are talking about Dan Keatings, and you

:33:53.:33:57.

at Hampden Park tonight. Have you shut it out? I have thought of it as

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another race. The same thing I always do, I have tried to block a

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lot of it out and to focus on its being what I do all the time. -- on

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it being. I took a deep breath and I tried to remember that this is what

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I always do. Could you enjoy the race in progress? It looks painful.

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It is a bit of a blur. I crossed the finish line and it was relief. I

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cannot remember the race, I do not know if it was technically that

:34:34.:34:37.

good. My coach said it was all right. All right? He said

:34:38.:34:43.

technically it was good. It was a bit of a love. I knew I was second

:34:44.:34:49.

over that last hurdle and it was to get to the finish line as quickly as

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possible. Kirani, do you look at the Scottish athletes competing and have

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some jealousy they get to compete in front of a home crowd? It is an

:35:00.:35:05.

advantage. The Scottish crowd has been cheering for everybody. They

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are so knowledgeable about the sport. They know each athlete. Who

:35:10.:35:15.

is good. They were cheering for everybody. It shows how educated

:35:16.:35:22.

Scotland is about sport and how excited they are to see great

:35:23.:35:25.

athletes competing. You have got them onside! A big

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company and from an Olympic and Commonwealth champion. They can also

:35:40.:35:44.

deal with the weather and the stadium is great because for the

:35:45.:35:47.

most part, the crowd are covered and protected from the rain, but as a

:35:48.:35:51.

weed is committed J find it difficult, Blessing? -- what is

:35:52.:35:59.

athletes, did you find it difficult. It was wet. But I just went for it.

:36:00.:36:08.

I was not worried about the weather because if you want your medal, you

:36:09.:36:11.

have two run like every other person. Can I ask one thing, once

:36:12.:36:20.

you've finished, after the lap of honour, I was besieged by hearts

:36:21.:36:27.

fans. -- once you've finished. Did you do a celebration to certain

:36:28.:36:33.

members of the crowd? People asked me to do it but I hope to the

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cameras would not catch me. A lot of people asked me to do it if I

:36:41.:36:44.

crossed the finish line. That was the last thing on my head but I did

:36:45.:36:48.

go round a couple of times and met fans. That is a famous victory. It

:36:49.:36:54.

was captured. You have not been on Twitter, but it is all over with you

:36:55.:37:02.

doing that. That was the score when hearts beat Hibs in the Scottish Cup

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Final. So one half of Edinburgh is very happy with you this evening.

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The whole of Scotland is hot new with you. -- happy. I am so relieved

:37:10.:37:16.

to have run well and is to give something back because the support

:37:17.:37:19.

has been phenomenal and it was nice to get on the podium with the

:37:20.:37:24.

Scotland flag. I like your nails, by the way. My friend Elaine did them.

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Let's give them a round of applause. A massive thank you to them, Kirani,

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Blessing, Eilidh Child. Back to Hampden Park now 4-wheel power! --

:37:49.:37:57.

for some wheel power. Has she got the pace at the end? It

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is going to be a tight finish and the Australian might do it. Gold for

:38:03.:38:04.

Australia. An excellent bronze for Jones.

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That is a bronze medal for Jade Jones, of England.

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He heard the roar of the Olympic Stadium and now they are roaring for

:38:25.:38:30.

him at Hampden Park, and Dave Weir is coming home to a handsome victory

:38:31.:38:35.

in the 1,500 metres. He is Commonwealth champion, and what a

:38:36.:38:40.

victory. Six Gold medals at Paralympics, six at the world

:38:41.:38:45.

champions, six times a winner of the marathon and now a Commonwealth

:38:46.:38:46.

Games champion. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has

:38:47.:38:52.

joined us, along with the athlete she coaches, Bronze medallist

:38:53.:38:54.

in the Para 1500m, Jade Jones. And the new Commonwealth champion,

:38:55.:39:00.

Dave Weir! Well done! That is a medal you are

:39:01.:39:29.

proud to have isn't it? Very proud. Can I say a big happy birthday day

:39:30.:39:40.

to my three-year-old son tomorrow? You are going straight back. I am

:39:41.:39:44.

leaving at four o'clock in the morning. He was still a baby at the

:39:45.:39:54.

Paralympics. He sat on my lap in the last race in the marathon and now he

:39:55.:39:57.

is watching on television and he cannot wait for me to come home.

:39:58.:40:02.

Jade, are you going to pay tribute to your coach? Of course! She should

:40:03.:40:09.

pay tribute to you! It was an amazing race and it is so hard to do

:40:10.:40:16.

objective commentary. But willing her on. Amazing tonight. I should

:40:17.:40:22.

point out she has a faster is biased I had at the peak of my career, so

:40:23.:40:29.

no pressure! -- a faster personal best. This was your first experience

:40:30.:40:33.

of senior international competition and you get a medal. It was

:40:34.:40:41.

unexpected, that was the aim. There was no pressure. I had a clear head

:40:42.:40:45.

going into it. The weather did not help much. How difficult is it? It

:40:46.:40:52.

is difficult, it affects wheelchair racing because you slip a lot. But

:40:53.:40:59.

it rains for everyone. You said in commentary that it changes how you

:41:00.:41:05.

start. Yes, people have to make decisions and gloves, rubber, how

:41:06.:41:09.

much glue, sometimes you put too much on. It affects so much. You can

:41:10.:41:17.

have different people performing than you might expect. You are at

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the beginning of your career. Dave, you are towards the end of it and it

:41:23.:41:27.

could have ended before this week because you were considering

:41:28.:41:34.

retiring. After 2012, I had a big thing of what I needed to do and

:41:35.:41:38.

that is the reason I carried on, to get that round my neck. I do not

:41:39.:41:44.

feel I am getting slower so when my speed starts to drop, I will think

:41:45.:41:49.

of retiring. There is still a good three or four years in me. So 30,

:41:50.:41:57.

definitely? -- so reopen, definitely? -- 30. Why did you think

:41:58.:42:06.

after 2012? Because London was special. What I

:42:07.:42:10.

did was unbelievable, I did not expect four Gold medals even though

:42:11.:42:16.

I trained for every event. I wanted one in my home Games and to get

:42:17.:42:20.

four, that is why I changed my mind because I got my races with massive

:42:21.:42:27.

margins. Previously, I was winning or losing by millimetres. I thought,

:42:28.:42:31.

this is it, they have to give it 100%. That is what made me think

:42:32.:42:37.

after. I had a chat with Jenny, Jenny Archer. And I started the

:42:38.:42:43.

academy as well so I could not just retire. I had to keep promoting the

:42:44.:42:50.

sport and my Academy, to get the youngsters coming through. For the

:42:51.:42:53.

European Championships, we have six athletes from the Academy

:42:54.:42:58.

representing rate written and four for the juniors next week, so they

:42:59.:43:03.

did an amazing job in two years -- Great Britain. That keeps me going.

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There is no better way to inspire people than by being the best, and

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you are and you are a worthy champion and I am delighted you did

:43:17.:43:19.

not retire. You said, I will keep going and I will be in Brazil. In Q4

:43:20.:43:25.

coming into night and congratulations to David and Jade!

:43:26.:43:27.

-- thank you for coming in tonight. Let's talk to some champions. I am

:43:28.:43:42.

delighted to say we have a heptathlete Commonwealth Gold

:43:43.:43:45.

medallist here and her husband, an Olympic decathlon champion. Give a

:43:46.:43:53.

big round of applause to Ashton Eaton and Breanne Theisen-Eaton.

:43:54.:44:02.

Are you something a cocktail? That is definitely not my drink! I will

:44:03.:44:11.

look after that cocktail. Congratulations. Thank you. How did

:44:12.:44:17.

you find competing in Glasgow? I loved it, the crowd was great,

:44:18.:44:22.

tonnes of people and the stadium was awesome! And the coach? I am the

:44:23.:44:27.

emotional support coach. She came away smiling and I saw a lot of hard

:44:28.:44:32.

work and to fruition so I am very excited. Give us an insight into

:44:33.:44:39.

hard work and how often you train. Every part of our life is training,

:44:40.:44:45.

at the track, recovery, eating, sleeping. We do train a lot, five,

:44:46.:44:52.

six days a week, a couple of sessions each day. Probably 30 hours

:44:53.:44:57.

a week? That is a fair assessment but I do think a lot of the time

:44:58.:45:01.

when we are not on the track, we say rest is training. And a lot of

:45:02.:45:07.

people do not see 90% of the stuff, just 10% competition and that

:45:08.:45:12.

mountain of effort is put elsewhere away from the television. A lot goes

:45:13.:45:17.

into it but we like that other 10% we get to see here.

:45:18.:45:31.

races at home! We are competitive. We compete with pointless stuff,

:45:32.:45:36.

like who can make the best coffee in the morning. Just little things,

:45:37.:45:41.

video games. One morning we were brushing our teeth and Ashton said,

:45:42.:45:48.

I beat you! That is not really a good thing to beat me on! Are you

:45:49.:45:52.

thinking of something else to beat him with? Some new competition? I

:45:53.:46:00.

don't know. We were bored. I thought, what will be fun?

:46:01.:46:06.

Computing. Especially being athletes, we like competition. --

:46:07.:46:14.

competing. We are both resting. We want to take a big break this year

:46:15.:46:20.

because 2015-16 will be very long years so we are taking in a few

:46:21.:46:25.

months to rest. Will you go in the capital on or 400 hurdles in real?

:46:26.:46:33.

-- Rio de Janeiro. Thank you both very much. Let's go to the

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weightlifting because the big boys are in time tonight.

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Representing Wales... Look at the size of this man! That is unique.

:47:03.:47:15.

Representing Canada. Absolutely no question about that. Damon Kelly,

:47:16.:47:23.

you do not argue with this man. What a perfect day for Damon Kelly. The

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flag error for Nauru at the opening ceremony. No hesitation. -- bearer.

:47:37.:47:59.

All he can do is watch that weight. Gutsy lift. He is so confident. If

:48:00.:48:11.

he lifts this, he is the champion. And Canada have regained the title.

:48:12.:48:19.

When I watch that, I think they must really hurt the next morning! Coming

:48:20.:48:27.

over to the map, which is filling up with places that look like Ollie.

:48:28.:48:29.

Ollie is reaching the latter stage of his challenge to find someone to

:48:30.:48:33.

talk to from all 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.

:48:34.:48:37.

As of now, there are six remaining. I had to make this morning,

:48:38.:48:44.

including Rwanda at the cycling time trial. The rise of cycling there is

:48:45.:48:51.

a real story. As is cycling in this part of the world. And the

:48:52.:48:55.

Commonwealth Games has been a chance to see how widespread that has been.

:48:56.:49:06.

Hello, Guernsey. I am Karina. Joe Watts. I will be delicate about

:49:07.:49:14.

this. Everyone here is over a certain age? Over 40? OK... Yes?

:49:15.:49:24.

That was not the smoothest ride, I had a technical problem when my

:49:25.:49:29.

handlebars came loose. The nerves were just incredible. I had never

:49:30.:49:38.

done anything on this scale before. She works as a hypnotherapist and

:49:39.:49:47.

run through own company. You will be back in four years? The Gold Coast?

:49:48.:49:56.

With the Zimmer frame race! We can add Guernsey. The first time they

:49:57.:50:01.

have had a full road cycling team at the Commonwealth Games. Where else

:50:02.:50:06.

did you go? Weightlifting this afternoon. Scott Wong from

:50:07.:50:18.

Singapore. He took us backstage! He did not really feature with the

:50:19.:50:24.

medals but he is from Singapore. He did not feature but another man is

:50:25.:50:32.

from Nauru. The defending Commonwealth champion. He lost his

:50:33.:50:37.

title. He was furious but he still stopped for a chat.

:50:38.:50:39.

Commonwealth champion. He lost his title. He was furious but he And he

:50:40.:50:42.

said that in weightlifting, in Nauru, he had to win at all costs

:50:43.:50:48.

and for a 26 stone man, he was furious. Tomorrow? Tuvalu have been

:50:49.:50:57.

playing hard to get, which is getting annoying. I will stick into

:50:58.:51:03.

the village and try to get to them. And the British Virgin Islands and

:51:04.:51:07.

also New Zealand or on the list. Over here and here. If you want to

:51:08.:51:13.

catch up with all of the stories, go to the website and online and

:51:14.:51:18.

Twitter. Let us get some of the other headlines from today.

:51:19.:51:22.

England's place in the last four of the men's hockey was confirmed

:51:23.:51:25.

They will play hot favourites Australia on Saturday for a place

:51:26.:51:29.

New Zealand will meet India in the other semi.

:51:30.:51:36.

In badminton, Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour is through

:51:37.:51:38.

to the quarter-finals of the women's singles.

:51:39.:51:41.

The second seed took just 22 minutes to see off Yeldy Louison

:51:42.:51:43.

England will have three couples in the semi-finals of the mixed

:51:44.:51:50.

doubles table tennis after Paul and Joanna Drinkhall, Kelly Sibley

:51:51.:51:53.

and Danny Reed, and Tin-Tin Ho and Liam Pitchford all won today.

:51:54.:52:05.

Sophie Tolchard, Ellen Falkner and Sian Honnor took

:52:06.:52:08.

gold for England in the women's triples over at Kelvingrove.

:52:09.:52:11.

They overwhelmed Australia 22-4 to earn England's first

:52:12.:52:13.

South Africa beat Wales in the bronze medal match.

:52:14.:52:24.

England beat Scotland in the men's triples para bowls earlier

:52:25.:52:26.

Just take a look at this unbelievable skill.

:52:27.:52:38.

This is for the win. He had to make sure one of the other balls went

:52:39.:52:51.

into the ditch, which it did. And the

:52:52.:52:54.

into the ditch, which it did. And here. Give them a massive round of

:52:55.:53:06.

applause. Helen, Sophie, Sian, you smashed Austria. It is called a...

:53:07.:53:16.

Mercy? It was certainly a demonstration of good bowling

:53:17.:53:21.

performance. Into the ground and they did ask for mercy. What were

:53:22.:53:31.

conditions I? We have seen some horrific weather at Kelvingrove. It

:53:32.:53:35.

was not too bad. Very dry for most of the game. The rain only started

:53:36.:53:40.

towards the last end. We got off quite sharpish. Does that change how

:53:41.:53:46.

you must bowl? Just the conditions. And the pace of the green. Luckily,

:53:47.:53:51.

we missed that and we dealt really well with the conditions. We had a

:53:52.:53:56.

lot of tweets last night. A lot of people think that the Commonwealth

:53:57.:54:03.

has changed the image of bowling? I think young people have always

:54:04.:54:07.

played bowls but it is always in the background and we don't get the best

:54:08.:54:11.

press, people think it is for older people so hopefully we are changing

:54:12.:54:15.

that and it is really a game for everybody, not just young or old

:54:16.:54:20.

people. It is just amazing and anybody can play it. It is so

:54:21.:54:23.

inclusive. You have got that message across.

:54:24.:54:33.

APPLAUSE. I am sitting down with the England team who won the bronze

:54:34.:54:36.

medal. Paul, you deliver that final bowl. Amazing skills. Well done.

:54:37.:54:43.

Another viewer is amazed, some people are out of this world with

:54:44.:54:48.

talent. You may take that credit. Yes, it was the last three ends, we

:54:49.:54:54.

were four shots down. And we managed to bowl it together. When it came to

:54:55.:54:59.

that tie-break, having to bowl that bowl, remember that and I remember

:55:00.:55:04.

much afterwards! Just seeing that go into the ditch and ending up, we

:55:05.:55:12.

managed to win the game. I didn't know if I could have even bowled my

:55:13.:55:18.

last one because I was certainly very much there at that point. Did

:55:19.:55:24.

you tell him what to do? It was a joint decision. And he completed her

:55:25.:55:33.

30. How did you take this up? I took up pulling after competing in other

:55:34.:55:39.

sports for many years. Because a person with a similar disability did

:55:40.:55:45.

bowls with his feet. That is how. And you are the reason we're getting

:55:46.:55:49.

such an incredible response. It was remarkable to watch. Brilliant

:55:50.:55:53.

stuff. We will have some grappling night. Wrestling...

:55:54.:56:06.

The English woman was just too tricky in the end. The first gold

:56:07.:56:19.

medal of the night. It goes to Kamari. Onto his back. That is it.

:56:20.:56:27.

It is over. And he wins for Scotland. He pushes out for the

:56:28.:56:40.

point. It is all over. India get another gold medal. He slams into

:56:41.:56:51.

the mat. My goodness! The bronze medal goes to the Nigerian. Two

:56:52.:56:59.

points. It is all over. The Welsh woman certainly ditch are very best.

:57:00.:57:06.

Cameron and get the bronze medal. -- certainly did their very best. She

:57:07.:57:12.

cannot. Canada beats the Indian for the gold medal. The gold medal

:57:13.:57:19.

final, the last final. And that is it. Ten points clear. Canada or the

:57:20.:57:24.

gold medallists. And here is the medal table. England

:57:25.:57:33.

got six gold medals today. Australia got one of them.

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APPLAUSE Dan Keatings gold... Wales have exceeded their target. Of 27

:57:46.:57:52.

malls. And a quick look at what is coming up tomorrow. That is a live

:57:53.:57:55.

shot outside. That is the River Clyde. Tom Daley is an action

:57:56.:58:01.

alongside James Denny in the synchro final. And Usain Bolt will be here

:58:02.:58:09.

in the relay feet -- heat. Tiffany Porter and in the boxing, all the

:58:10.:58:14.

semifinals. Home Nations boxers already guaranteed a medal and you

:58:15.:58:17.

will get all of that action across the BBC. So much love on social

:58:18.:58:25.

media. It was amazing this evening, Eilidh Child, typically understated

:58:26.:58:31.

Scottish superstar. Paula Radcliffe - a privilege to be at Hampden Park

:58:32.:58:35.

tonight. Thank you all very much for being here. We will see you

:58:36.:58:38.

tomorrow. Goodbye!

:58:39.:58:47.

Mark Chapman and Clare Balding present highlights from the eighth day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Paralympics gold medallist David 'The Weirwolf' Weir raced in the final of the T54 1500m, and David Rudisha of Kenya tried to repeat his Olympics win in the final of the men's 800m. Other athletes in action included Louis Smith in the gymnastics, Tiffany Porter in the women's 100m hurdles and Sir Bradley Wiggins in the track cycling.


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