Mo Farah defends his Olympic medal despite the fall

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Mo Farah defends Olympic Games 10,000m title after early fall

Team GB’s Mo Farah bounced back from an early fall to successfully defend his 10,000m title at the Olympic Games in Rio.

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Team GB’s Mo Farah bounced back from an early fall to successfully defend his 10,000m title at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The long-distance great was tripped by training partner Galen Rupp in the opening laps of the contest but showed no signs of injury in repeating the victory that was part of Super Saturday at London 2012.

Moh started in his usual fashion, sitting at the back of the field for the first couple of laps, and it was only when he moved into the top 10 that trouble occurred.

He clipped heels with American Rupp, a close friend, but was soon back on his feet and running at full-speed, offering a thumbs up as Rupp looked back towards him.

A group of seven contenders emerged going into the final three laps which was soon whittled down to five when Farah took himself to the front with 1,000m remaining.

Kenya’s Paul Tanui took over 300m from home and seemed to have Farah in trouble briefly, but the Briton found another gear in the closing stages to retain his title and make history as the first Briton to win three athletics track gold medals, setting a winning time of 27 minutes 05.17 seconds.

Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola finished in bronze medal position with the other British entrants Andrew Vernon and Ross Millington back in 25th and 31st places respectively.

He seemed relaxed from the start, shadow boxing with cameras during warmups and even waving to fans after the race began. He moved freely from the back to the front of the pack.

On the 10th lap, Farah tripped over U.S. runner Galen Rupp, his training partner. Farah quickly got back up to his feet and flashed a thumbs up.

On the final lap, Farah passed Kenya’s Paul Tanui and did his signature “Mobot” pose as he crossed the finish line.

Moh became the sixth man to win two Olympic 10,000m gold medals. Most recently, Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele won gold medals in 2004 and 2008, and fellow Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie  won the two previous gold medals.

Rahul Kharel

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