Mo Farah capped a sensational day for British sport by claiming gold in the men’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium last night and hailed the victory as the ‘best moment’ of his life. Farah’s victory came just minutes after Jessica Ennis won her 800m race to be crowned heptathlon queen and Greg Rutherford blew away the rest of the field with a jump of 8.31m, to win Britain’s first Olympic long jump gold since 1964.
‘It’s the best moment of my life,’ said the 29-year-old.
Farah, who was born in Somalia, also spoke of his pride at winning on the London track.
‘This is my country. This is where I grew up, this is where I started life. This is my country and when I put on my Great Britain vest I’m proud. I’m very proud.’
‘To win the Olympics in the place you grew up and went to school just means so much to me.’
The 5,000m world champion was joined on the track by his wife Tania – who is just days away from giving birth to twins – and daughter Rhianna, following his victory.
Seeing them on the track was the best moment of my life,’ he said.
‘Rihanna’s shoes kept coming off so I told her to take them off and come with me for a lap of honour, but she got scared because the crowd was so loud. She said ‘I don’t want to do it.’’
And Farah also hailed the support of the 80,000-strong crowd: ‘The support I got today was unbelievable.
‘If it wasn’t for the crowd and people shouting out my name, cheering and putting the Union Jack up, I don’t think it would have happened.’

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