By Euro Weekly News Media • 21 August 2016 • 12:37
JUST one day after Usain Bolt celebrated his unprecedented treble triple, Britain’s Mo Farah won the ‘double double’ with a 5,000m gold, bringing Team GB level with 2012’s record haul of 65 medals, before a bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay took them past it.
Only one more medal is needed to secure Britain’s best Olympic performance in more than a century since the 1908 Games, as Farah became only the second man to win back-to-back Golds in the 5,000m and 10,000m.
Boxer Nicola Adams and kayaker Liam Heath were the other heroes of the day as Team GB hopes to finish above China and take second place behind the Americans.
Despite largely dominating the competition, antics from swimmer Ryan Lochte have detracted from the team’s performance.
The 32-year-old Olympic veteran has been forced to apologise after claiming to have been robbed at gunpoint at a Rio de Janeiro petrol station.
A police investigation revealed that he had actually been confronted by unarmed security guards after drunkenly vandalising the premises.
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