First Briton named Mo Farah wins gold medal in the 10,000 metres final. - 08-04-2012
The Olympic stadium became a cauldron of noise as Mo Farah completed a glorious day for British athletes by becoming the first Briton to win an Olympic 10,000 metres final.
The noise in the packed 80,000-capacity stadium became deafening as Farah, 29, kicked past the Ethiopian world record holder Kenenisa Bekele to claim victory with a sprint finish in the last lap.
After crossing the line, amid wild cheering from the crowd, an emotional Farah dropped to the ground and covered his eyes. Moments later he was joined on the track by his daughter Rhianna, six, clutching two Union flags as she was swept into her father's arms.
Then came Farah's heavily pregnant wife Tania, who came down from the stands to kiss her Olympic champion husband.
It sealed the most successful day for British athletics since 1908, taking Team GB's gold medal tally for the day to six.
Farah has now gone one better than Mike McLeod who won 10,000 metres silver at Los Angeles in 1984 and Liz McGolgan, who won silver in the women’s 10,000 metres in Seoul in 1988.
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