People really, really want a knighthood for Mo Farah as he completes 'double double' with 5,000m Olympic gold


Mo Farah sealed a golden victory for Great Britain in Rio by scooping the "double double" in the 5,000 metres.

The reigning champion brought Team GB's medal tally to 65 - equalling Britain's achievement at the London 2012 Games - with his second gold in Rio.

After an electrifying final lap, the 33-year-old sailed over the finish line and into the history books, delighting fans with his Mobot celebration before falling to his knees to kiss the track.

Mo Farah.
(Mike Egerton/PA)

A week after picking himself off the track following a trip to claim 10,000 metres gold, Farah avoided any such drama and pulled clear down the home straight to cross the line in 13 minutes 3.30 seconds.

He produced a storming final lap of 52.83secs to hold off the challenge of American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo, who clocked a personal best 13:03.90, and third-placed Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet.

Mo Farah.
(Mike Egerton/PA)

Victory saw the 33-year-old become only the second man after 'Flying Finn' Lasse Viren to win both titles at two Games.

Fans and fellow sporting stars were, of course, pretty ecstatic:

Does this mean Mo is on his way to become Sir Mo Farah? People are certainly gunning for it:

Congratulations Mo!

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