Sunday, 21 August 2016

Mo Farah Win 5000m Gold to Make a Double-Double Record

Mo Farah of Great Britain won his fourth Olympic gold medal as he became only the second man in history to retain the 5,000m and 10,000m titles.

The 33-year-old won Rio-2016 Olympic last day's 5,000m final relay to extend his tally as Britain's most successful Olympic track and field athlete of all time.
Farah won in 13 minutes:03:30 seconds. " it shows i didn't just fluke it in London. To do it again is incredible. I can't believe it." Said Farah.

Ethopians Dejen Gebremeske and Hagos Gebrhiwet took turns to set a quick pace in the first half of the race.
Farah moved to the front shortly after the 3,000m mark, taking control of the pace before accelerating to hold on in the final straight.
" I was surprised by the first lap; I thought it was going to be a slow race, they had a plan, they wanted to take the sting out of me. But when I hit the front, I wasn't letting anyone past me. My legs were a bit tired after the 10,000m race, I don't know how i recovered." Farah said.

Harah finished 0.6seconds clear off American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo, who was disqualified along with fourth placed Muktar Edris of Ethopia and Canada's Mohammed Ahmed in fifth.
Gebrhiwet, who crossed the line in third, won Silver and Bernard Lagat who finish sixth place won the bronze.
Farah's 5000m gold was Great Britain's 27th gold in Rio and their 65th medal, matching the haul at London 2012.