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Mo Farah Wins Second Olympic Gold Of Games
Mo Farah has won his second gold of the London 2012 Games in the 5000m final.
Minutes after Farah's victory, bantamweight boxer Luke Campbell beat Ireland's John Nevin in his final, to win Britain's third gold of the day.
Tom Daley jumped into the swimming pool after he picked up bronze in the 10m platform dive later.
Farah clinched the distance double after narrowly beating Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel. The 29-year-old becomes the sixth man in Olympic history to take the 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the same Games.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe, a two-time Olympic 1500m champion, said: "Mo Farah - a distance running great and arguably the best British runner of all time."
Farah told the BBC: "Those two medals are for my two girls. They can have one each. It has all worked out well. Two gold medals. Who would have thought that?"
There was more drama on the running track as Jamaica's 4x100m relay team won gold, with Usain Bolt powering over the finish line for a new world record. It marks the second time he has picked up three gold medals at a single Games.
Earlier Ed McKeever won the men's single kayak sprint at Eton Dorney, meaning Team GB's overall gold medal tally now stands at 28, with one day of action remaining.
McKeever, the man dubbed "the Usain Bolt of the water" powered to victory in the inaugural men's K1 200m final in front of thousands of screaming fans.
The 28-year-old, who won two world cups this year and was the fastest qualifier in the heats, led from start to finish. Spain's Saul Craviotto Rivero took the silver and Canada's Mark de Jonge the bronze.
Asked how he felt as he crossed the line, McKeever said: "Just relief. It sounds strange. Not elation, more relief and so happy I could do it in front of the home crowd - it's brilliant."
Three-times European champions Jon Schofield and Liam Heath added to the medal count with bronze in the two-man kayak 200m sprint.
Earlier, 22-year-old Jessica Walker finished sixth in the women's single kayak 200m final.
In a major shock at Wembley, Brazil were beaten 2-1 by Mexico in the final of the men's football tournament.
Oribe Peralta scored both of Mexico's goals, his first coming in just 28 seconds - an Olympic record. It was Mexico's first ever football gold.
Australia won a field hockey medal for the sixth Games in a row when they beat Team GB 3-1 in the bronze match at Riverbank Arena. Britain's fourth place was their best finish since Seoul.
Nick Woodbridge hoped to challenge for a medal in the notoriously unpredictable modern pentathlon after winning bronze at last year's Olympic test event, but finished 10th.
Bantamweight boxer Luke Campbell, 24, from Hull, beat his family friend John Joe Nevin, of Ireland, to fulfil his lifelong ambition of winning an Olympic title.
Welshman Fred Evans, who has delighted crowds with his robust approach, will also hope to continue his magnificent run in the welterweight division.
Anthony Joshua beat Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko in his semi-final bout to secure his place in Sunday's super heavyweight final.
Team GB also enjoyed success on Friday in the sailing at Weymouth and in taekwondo and hockey, with the women's team beating New Zealand 3-1 to claim their first Olympic medal, a bronze, in 20 years.
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Great report & such a lot to go out for today. Well done to the early morning winners and good luck to those yet to compete Not sure Coe has the theme of the after party correct as the games were about todays people - winners, and yet the party is about yesterdays people! At least the Spice girls gives me a solid reason to go out to the pub
Sounds like a good reason to me friend...............
yep like you guys I think I will give the closing ceremony a big miss and nip down to my local
Haha the spice girls turning you all to drink!
Get in Mo! What a win the stadium was going mental!
Robin Van Der Spiegel
So was I!
And me, I scared our two year old and three month old and our friends 11month old shouting GO ON MO!!! While jumping up and down on the sofa
So loved mo running today amazing and good for the sport amazing!! Well done to mo