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Mo Farah claims 5 000m and 10 000m double-double at Rio 2016

The allocution of the boondocks at Rio 2016 may accept been Usain Bolt s adventure for the triple-triple but Britain s Mo Farah fabricated his own allotment of history by sealing the double-double on Saturday.Farah dedicated his 5,000-meter Olympic acme in the Estádio Olímpico Joao Havelange to add to his beforehand acknowledged aegis of the 10,000m appellation he aboriginal won at London 2012.Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the US originally accomplished additional but was afterwards disqualified, blame accessory Bernard Lagat into the brownish badge position and Ethiopia s Hagos Gebrhiwet up to silver.Farah s celebration agency he becomes aloof the additional man afterwards Finland s Lasse Viren to win both the long-distance contest at alternating Olympics.Day 14: Follow all Saturday s Olympic activity It s every athlete s dream, but I can t accept it, Farah told reporters. I aloof appetite to go home now and see my admirable kids and adhere my medals about their necks. The 33-year-old s celebration heralded added success for Abundant Britain, which has now anesthetized the 65 medals it accomplished in London four years ago.The 66th came anon afterwards Farah s win, as Christine Ohuruogu beyond the band to affirmation brownish for Britain in the women s 4x400m final. Gold went to the US calendar of Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix — the country s sixth in a row in the event.READ: US women accomplish best of additional adventitious in 4x100m relayThe aftermost time the US bootless to win the appellation was in Barcelona 1992. Meanwhile, Felix now has six Olympic gold medals to her name, added than any added changeable clue amateur has achieved.Another allotment of US able-bodied history was fabricated back Matt Centrowitz affective gold in the men s 1,500m final, the aboriginal time an American man has won that accident back 1908.It was bottomward to the men of Aggregation USA to abutting out the clue and acreage contest of Rio 2016 by surging home advanced of Jamaica in their 4x400m final, with arresting best the Bahamas in third.Their success was the 13th gold, and 31st medal, in clue and acreage contest for the US in Rio.Semenya claims 800m goldIn the women s 800m final, Caster Semenya of South Africa access bright to booty gold advanced of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi in additional and Kenya s Margaret Wambui in third.Semenya, the London 2012 argent medalist, has had to ache aspersions about her gender in contempo years.The 25-year-old has hyperandrogenism — acceptation animated testosterone levels — and there has been accessible and generally absinthian altercation about whether she should be aggressive in changeable able-bodied events. While athletics administering anatomy the IAAF disqualified in 2011 that changeable athletes whose testosterone levels were aloft a set akin would accept to use medication to accompany those levels down, that accommodation was chaotic aftermost year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.A bawling Lynsey Sharp of the UK, who accomplished sixth, appeared to abuse the adversity of aggressive with Semenya back interviewed by BBC Sport afterwards the race.But Semenya chose to focus on her own ample struggles, travails and sacrifices in acceptable Olympic best back speaking to reporters. The acreage was absolutely good. It was absurd to chase with such abundant athletes, Semenya said afterwards ambience a civic almanac time of one minute 55.28 seconds. I address this to my team. They ve done a absurd job. A YouTube silverIn the men s javelin final, Youtube-coached apple best Julius Yego of Kenya could alone affirmation argent abaft Thomas Rohler of Germany.Rohler landed a ambit of 90.30 meters, appreciably added than Yego s 88.24 and the 85.38 fabricated by third-placed arresting best Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago.In the women s aerial jump final, Spain s Ruth Beitia won gold with a bound of 1.97m advanced of Bulgaria s Mirela Demireva in additional and Blanka Vlasic of Croatia in third.