Mo Farah completes ‘double double’ with 5,000m Olympic gold
Mo Farah sealed a golden victory for Great Britain in Rio by scooping the “double double” in the 5,000 metres last night.
The reigning champion brought Team GB’s medal tally to 65 â equalling Britain’s achievement at the London 2012 Games â with his second gold in Rio.
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— PA Sport (@pasport) August 21, 2016
After an electrifying final lap, the 33-year-old sailed over the finish line and into the history books.
Absolutely sensational @Mo_Farah #doubledouble #Olympics pic.twitter.com/fSzl3XFNzT
— Wilf Marshall (@Wilf1872) August 21, 2016
He then delighted his fans with his Mobot celebration before falling to his knees to kiss the track.
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— Jazz Carlin (@JazzCarlin) August 21, 2016
A week after picking himself off the track following a trip to claim 10,000 metres gold, Farah avoided any such drama and pulled clear down the home straight to cross the line in 13 minutes 3.30 seconds.
Mo Farah runs 5k faster than I get out of bed.
— Brad (@Wolfy1994) August 21, 2016
Mo Farah runs 5,000 metres faster than I can run a bath. #MoTime #Mobot
— Jack (@TheSecondJack) August 21, 2016
He produced a storming final lap of 52.83secs to hold off the challenge of American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo, who clocked a personal best 13:03.90, and third-placed Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet.
Victory saw the 33-year-old become only the second man after ‘Flying Finn’ Lasse Viren to win both titles at two Games.
Fans and fellow sporting stars were, of course, pretty ecstatic:
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— Max Whitlock (@maxwhitlock1) August 21, 2016
Wow! Just Wow! Rio is Mo Town. @Mo_Farah is surely the greatest long-distance runner of all time. The double double.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 21, 2016
Mo Farah U are simply the Best Athlete Team GB has ever seen!Absolutely FANTABULOUS&Awesome!Congrats 4 the Double Double!BF Rt:now SIR MOðð¾
— John Sentamu (@JohnSentamu) August 21, 2016
Sir Mo Farah. Amazing
— Amanda Ferguson (@Mademoiselle4u) August 21, 2016
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