• Mo Farah becomes the seventh man to capture the 5000 and 10,000m double at an Olympics

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Men's 5000m Final
Propelled by what may have been the loudest roar ever heard in an Olympic stadium, Mo Farah became the seventh man to capture the 5000 and 10,000m double at an Olympic Games.

Taking the lead with 700 metres remaining, the 29-year-old fended off a stiff challenge to take the first Olympic 5000m title for Great Britain, exactly one week after winning the host nation’s first 10,000m title.

"It’s unbelievable! Two gold medals," Farah said. "Who would have thought that?"

The capacity crowd of these Games final track session certainly believed, judging by the mighty roar that grew impossibly louder with each passing step over the final two laps. And the noise continued as he came to grips with his achievement with an unlikely celebration that included kissing the track, pointing at the sky, high fiving fans and volunteers, and a set of sit-ups. He could have done anything and it would have fit perfectly for Farah who, along with sprint superstar Usain Bolt, will provide some of the most inspiring and indelible memories and images of the London Games.
In the 10,000m, he showed that he can’t be outkicked in a tactical contest, and he underscored that in the 5000m, a distance he’s already conquered at the World Championships last year. His competitors were quick to share their praise.

"There’s not many people like him out there," said Kenyan Thomas Longosiwa, a finalist four years ago and bronze medallist tonight.
Results
Position Bib Athlete Country Mark
1 1808 Mohamed Farah GBR 13:41.66
2 1688 Dejen Gebremeskel ETH 13:41.98
3 2310 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa KEN 13:42.36
4 3231 Bernard Lagat USA 13:42.99
5 2307 Isiah Kiplangat Koech KEN 13:43.83
6 2456 Abdalaati Iguider MAR 13:44.19
7 3250 Galen Rupp USA 13:45.04
8 2495 Juan Luis Barrios MEX 13:45.30
9 1095 Hayle Ibrahimov AZE 13:45.37
10 3232 Lopez Lomong USA 13:48.19
11 1689 Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH 13:49.59
12 1677 Yenew Alamirew ETH 13:49.68
13 1553 Mumin Gala DJI 13:50.26
14 1293 Cameron Levins CAN 13:51.87
15 3114 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro UGA 13:52.25
Intermediate Bib Athlete Nation Mark
1000m 2307 Isiah Kiplangat Koech KEN 2:55.40
2000m 3232 Lopez Lomong USA 5:56.70
3000m 1677 Yenew Alamirew ETH 8:42.95
4000m 1688 Dejen Gebremeskel ETH 11:16.47
 
Women's High Jump Final
After finishing third at the Beijing Olympic Games four years ago and a maternity leave a couple of years back, Anna Chicherova has returned stronger than ever and tonight added the Olympic gold medal to the World title she snatched at the Daegu World Championships twelve months ago.
At 30 years of age, Chicherova looked to be in the best shape of her life tonight as she dominated the women’s High Jump final with a huge clearance at 2.05 which left us wondering how much more she had left in her because, one thing is certain, she had a lot more in her this evening. 
However, in a superb contest in which she first showed signs of emotions after her clearance at 2.03 was so amazing that it saw her leaving the High Jump mat almost in tears, Chicherova decided to end her competition when none of her two rivals still in contention managed to clear 2.05.
"Overall I think I had a great season, it just wasn't great on this night," explained Lowe. "It's one of those things, you have to be ready on the day.

"The ladies who were ready today did a good job out there. It was a tough competition."  Said Chicherova.
Results
Position Bib Athlete Country Mark
1 2850 Anna Chicherova RUS 2.05
2 3268 Brigetta Barrett USA 2.03 (PB)
3 2894 Svetlana Shkolina RUS 2.03 (PB)
4 1642 Ruth Beitia ESP 2.00 (SB)
5 1145 Tia Hellebaut BEL 1.97 (SB)
6 3305 Chaunté Lowe USA 1.97
7 3337 Svetlana Radzivil UZB 1.97 (SB)
8 3005 Emma Green Tregaro SWE 1.93
9 1787 Melanie Melfort FRA 1.93 (SB)
10 2860 Irina Gordeeva RUS 1.93
11 2437 Airiné Palšyté LTU 1.89
12 3082 Burcu Ayhan TUR 1.89

Women's 800m Final
Running a perfect race and denying Kenya's Pamela Jelimo a second successive victory, Mariya Savinova comfortably added the Olympic 800m gold medal to the World Championships title she claimed in Daegu a year.

Savinova clocked a season's best 1:56.19, well ahead of the fast finishing Caster Semenya who also ran her quickest time of the year of 1:57.23 with the winner's Russian teammate Yekaterina Poistogova third in a lifetime fastest 1:57.53.

Savinova, punching her arm into the sky after the victory and finding it difficult to describe the occasion, said, "It's just amazing. Right now I can't feel anything, but I'm amazed. It's been hard work, but it's the Olympics."

Semenya, after a tough season where she initially struggled to attain the qualifying standard, said: I'm very happy to win silver I've been waiting all year for this. The last few years have not been easy."
Results
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark
1 5 2890 Mariya Savinova RUS 1:56.19 (SB)
2 7 2794 Caster Semenya RSA 1:57.23 (SB)
3 2 2886 Ekaterina Poistogova RUS 1:57.53 (PB)
4 6 2329 Pamela Jelimo KEN 1:57.59
5 4 3300 Alysia Johnson Montano USA 1:57.93
6 9 2844 Elena Arzhakova RUS 1:59.21
7 3 1130 Francine Niyonsaba BDI 1:59.63
8 8 2323 Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei KEN 2:00.19
Intermediate Bib Athlete Nation Mark
400m 3300 Alysia Johnson Montano USA 56.31
600m 2329 Pamela Jelimo KEN 1:25.89
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