Goggle Eyes: Redgrave too eager to congratulate Grainger after triumph
23:52 GMT, 3 August 2012
Below is the moment Sir Steve Redgrave was a little too eager in trying to congratulate his friend Katherine Grainger on winning her first gold medal at an Olympics. It was a very friendly peck on the cheek.
Jackson wasn't lost for words but couldn't find the right ones in the
excitement after Jess Ennis got off to a flyer in the heptathlon: 'I
can't underestimate when I say that was a phenomenal personal best.'
On the lips: Sir Steve Redgrave may have been overly eager to congratulate his friend Katherine Grainger
Thumbs up for… Hazel humour
Hazel Irvine provided the voiceover for a mid-afternoon news round-up. 'On a lighter note, or maybe not,' said Irvine, as 34st 5lb judoka Ricardo Blas JR of Guam flashed on the screen. He weighs 10 stone more than any other athlete at the Games in London.
Thumbs down for… The BBC's reaction to Hindes 'fall' admission
First, Gabby Logan cut in on John McEnroe late on Thursday night just as the tennis legend was about to fume at Philip Hindes's deliberate crash in the Velodrome. Then on Friday, Jake Humphrey, Chris Boardman and Mark Cavendish washed over the subject with mealy-mouthed platitudes.
Prince of Denim-ark
Great Britain's team of men's pursuiters were presented with their gold medals by the Prince of Denmark, who was wearing jeans! I bet our newly crowned Queen Victoria was most unimpressed.
On a lighter note: Guam's Ricardo Blas Jr is the heaviest athlete at the Games by 10 stone
Pundits' form guide
Denise Lewis, heptathlon ………..9/10
Been there, done that, got the gold medal, and exuded that authority in the event when she talked about it.
Steve Redgrave, rowing ………..7/10
Almost lost for words and bubbling when Katherine Grainger won gold, a nice touch from the man who knows all about it.
Michael Johnson, sprinting………….9/10
The best authority on running the Beeb could have recruited. Nice work.
Matthew Pinsent, rowing………5/10
Friendly with the mums and dads but provided little insight.
Mark Cavendish, cycling…………..3/10
Philip Hindes called the integrity of his sport into question. Cav failed to address it.
Mark Cavendish failed to comment on Phillip Hindes admitting he deliberately fell off his bike in the velodrome