Mark Alford's Goggle Eyes: Jungle fever strikes at the dressage
21:00 GMT, 9 August 2012
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Dressage riders pick their own
performance music and GB bronze medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer selected
‘Hakuna Matata’ from Disney’s The Lion King.
And if that wasn’t funny enough,
co-commentator Judy Harvey uttered the line: ‘Let’s hope she lives up to
the words of the song: Hakuna Matata. It means no worries.’ Judy cannot
have kept a straight face.
No worries: Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Mistral Hojris in the individual dressage
THE BATONS AND BRUISES
Dramatic stuff in the heats of the 4x400m relay. Great Britain raced to a stunning win thanks to 20-year-old Jack Green’s inspired third lap.
Jamaica did not finish (injury) and Oscar Pistorius’s South Africa were out after one of his team-mates was forced off the track. They were later reinstated.
Viewers of the main BBC1 feed missed it all, though, it was live on BBC3.
GETTING OUR KICKS
Taekwondo, where have you been all our lives A sport that rewards kicks to the head. The Brits are good at it and there’s on-screen scores — unlike the boxing!
Talking of boxing, why all the fuss about women boxers Taekwondo is brutal and the women get stuck right in.
Getting stuck in: Great Britain's Jade Jones (red) in taekwondo action
THUMBS UP FOR…
BMX: It was an eclectic afternoon of coverage, switching between dressage and BMX. Greenwich may have had the medals but the bikes had the thrills and spills.
Delectable presenter Helen Skelton said: ‘There’s only one word to describe this event: absolute carnage.’ Er, isn’t that two
THUMBS DOWN FOR…
The 10km swim: It’s becoming a daily gripe but the Olympic Broadcast Service’s coverage of outside events is woeful. As Keri-Anne Payne was racing at the head of the field in the open-water swim, the director cut to the battle for 25th. Criminal.
THE PUNDITS' PODIUM…
Lucy O’Conner, women’s boxing: Timely contributions to the frenetic action. Talks sense and talks quickly.
Steve Cram, athletics: Once a top athlete, now a top coach and pundit. Carries huge weight of authority.
John Cullen, taekwondo: ‘It helps if you’re fluent in Korean,’ said John, which was far from helpful because no-one was. Minority sports need jargon busters.