Mo Farah on cloud nine after adding to impressive list of global titles


Mo Farah completed the Olympic 'double double' as he claimed his fourth Games gold medal, retaining his 5,000 metres title a week after his second 10,000m victory.

It was his ninth global gold medal in total and, here, Press Association Sport takes a look at those triumphs:

2011 World Championships, Daegu - 5,000m

Having been pipped at the line by the unknown Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan in the 10,000m days earlier, Farah upgraded his silver to gold over the shorter distance, holding off a late charge from American Bernard Lagat.

Mo Farah crosses the line to win the men's 5,000m final at the 2011 World Championships

2012 Olympic Games, London - 10,000m

Farah completed 'Super Saturday' for Great Britain by winning the third of three home gold medals in the Olympic Stadium in one night, kicking away down the home straight to roars from the crowd.

Mo Farah in action during the men's 10,000m final at London 2012

2012 Olympic Games, London - 5,000m

Farah became just the seventh man in Olympic history to achieve the illustrious 5,000m and 10,000m double, resisting a late attack from Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel.

Mo Farah wins the 5,000m final at London 2012

2013 World Championships, Moscow - 10,000m

He gained revenge on Jeilan by powering down the home straight to hold off the Ethiopian and claim the only global crown missing from his collection.

Mo Farah holds off  Ibrahim Jeilan to win 10,000m gold at the 2013 World Championships

2013 World Championships, Moscow - 5,000m

Farah completed the double-double, two world titles to go with his twin Olympic crowns, kicking with 650m to go and holding off a host of challengers down the home straight.

Farah poses with his gold medal after winning the 5,000m in Moscow (Dave Thompson/PA)

2015 World Championships, Beijing - 10,000m

He put a summer of speculation and rumour behind him to again prove unbeatable on the track, bursting away from the twin Kenyan challenge of Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor and Paul Tanui down the home straight.

Mo Farah performs his 'Mobot' celebration after winning 10,000m gold in 2015

2015 World Championships, Beijing - 5,000m

Helped by the slow early pace, he racked up a seventh straight global title and completed the 'triple double', surging past spent Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku to take the victory.

Farah crosses the line in the 5,000m final at the 2015 World Championships

2016 Olympic Games, Rio - 10,000m

Farah recovered from a fall after being tripped by training partner Galen Rupp to become the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals.

Farah wins the 10,000m final at the Olympics Stadium in Rio

2016 Olympic Games, Rio - 5,000m

Farah avoided any such drama and pulled clear down the home straight, holding off the challenge of American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet.

Mo Farah heads for the finishing line to win the 5,000m final in Rio