Farah takes gold in 10,000m
Mo Farah won the 10,000m gold medal on Saturday evening
Mo Farah made it a golden athletics hat-trick for Great Britain at the Olympic Stadium.
In a stunning display of tenacity, talent and speed he outshone Kenenisa Bekele, the Ethiopian 5,000m and 10,000m World and Olympic record holder, to win the Olympic 10,000m title.
His wife Tania, who is pregnant with twins, and daughter Rihanna came on to congratulate him on the track. Farah looked stunned but delighted as the crowd roared.
The packed stadium was already buzzing from Jessica Ennis's gold in the heptathlon and a surprise victory from Greg Rutherford in the long jump at the Olympic Stadium.
And Farah then rounded off an astonishing three triumphs in the space of 45 minutes with a blistering last lap in the 10,000m, completing it in 53 seconds to take gold ahead of American training partner Galen Rupp. Tariku Bekele took the bronze with Kenenisa Bekele finishing out of the medals in fourth.
World 5,000m champion Farah had thought his race would not come down to the last lap as his rivals feared his sprinting speed, but in the end that was what happened and Farah hit the front at the bell to time his finish to perfection.
Long jumper Rutherford earlier became the first British man to jump to gold for nearly 50 years. The Milton Keynes born athlete delighted home crowds with a 8.31 metre jump to take gold. His win in the long jump kept the feelgood mood going, coming just minutes after the stadium erupted with noise following Ennis's heptathlon gold.
The 25-year-old beamed for the cameras as he held the Union Flag aloft and hugged his trainers in the stand. Other than Ennis, Rutherford was the only British athlete to lead world rankings in his event this year but had largely slipped under the radar.
Rutherford said: "I knew I was in great shape. My team are incredible and I have the most amazing parents and beautiful girlfriend in the world. I've got a pretty good life, I cannot lie, and everybody has worked so hard for me. What a night for British athletics, three gold medals and I can't thank everyone enough. This is what I have dreamed of my whole life."
Britain had not won gold in the men's long jump since Lynn Davies's win in 1964 and the long jump was regarded as one of the most open events in the track and field programme.
brilliant mo is there anything you cant beat youre the only person so far to beat the itv cube program and then you run rings around the world champ runner and such a nice guy to go with it, its people like you that make our country called great britain and not just britain . very very well done and congrats on the impending birth of youre baby due soon great britain loves ya well done......
I wonder what being British is actually worth, I'm British and right this second its the best thing on earth, I've sat glued to the TV, and watched others turn Great Britain into the envy of the world, 6 gold medals in one day, and we are but just a very small island, a population of about 60 million, the USA have something like 360 million, and as for China, gosh there's loads of them, so if you put things in perspective we are the ultimate champions of sport.
At the rate Great Britain is going we'll be winning a walking on water event if one is on offer, what a night, what a week, what a dream, erm nope, I'm awake, it all happened, lol.
Well done Fantastic Mo Farah!
And to the idiots moaning that he is not british GET A LIFE you scum bags.
Does it matter what his race is or if he is muslim,Jewish etc..He is running for GREAT BRITAIN!!!
What have you done for Great Britain?, apart from moan and sit on your fat arse and complain.
what a night ...what an athlete...very well done Mo...from all of us mortals lol
So much ignorance & bullcrap.......we are all feckin immigrants.....the only true Brits are the damn Picts....& they died out centuries ago so why wont the morons in society wake up & get on with life . Fantastic people like Mo should be given the honour & respect they deserve & not ridiculed by (probably) moronic fat gutted lager swingging dope smoking idiotic couch potatoes....:eg...The average Brit !
For feck sakes ...get a life .!!!
what a fantastic, fantastic, evening for mo farah and team gb. well done everybody who took part, this is what makes great britain great, the fact that we are a wonderful multi-cultural society makes it even better, it doesn't matter whether you are black, white, pink with purple spots on or if you are muslim, jewish or whatever your belief, as far as i'm concerned we are all british and one big happy family, even if some degenerates don't agree. once again well done to all and god bless!
tThanks to Mo Farah, amazing family what a Saturday for team GB, and also congrats to all members of team GB.All the coaches amazing well done.
I can not understand this man has run his socks off for this country and still you have anti racial pricks from the **** era here!
Views like these have made Great Britain to a little britain around the globe.
What a shame and shame on you all.
You would do Adolf Hitler and Himmler proud,You make me sick.!
I'm a happy girlie. I expected Jess Ennis to win, I thought Greg and Chris had a shot in the long jump but I honestly didn't expect Mo to get in the medals. Brilliant to be shown I underestimated him. What a night for Team GB and for UK athletics!
A few years back my son came in with his friend Winston, both crying as they'd crashed into each other on their bikes, and both had badly cut knees, so much so they had taken the skin right off...as I bathed each knee I noticed that under their skin they were the same sodding colour........It doesn't matter what colour coat you wear it only serves to cover you !!
A magnificent result Mo and may God bless you and your family !
Well done Mo Farrah and Team GB. sport has nothing to do with politics. we should all unite and support team GB. Black, white and Asian this is the time to look into our heart and wash out all those selfish personal interests, like racism that we hold against each other.
united we stand, divided we fall... there many souls out there who would be happy to see us fall, but that will not happen.
WELL DONE TEAM GB!
What a day for Britain, what a night for British athletics. Watching on television abroad and away from home, the last few days have been magnificent. So great to see the British flag raised and hear the crowd singing the National Anthem.
The whole GB team should be proud of there endeavours. Good luck for the rest of the Olympics.