Mo Farah celebrates after winning the 10,000m in Rio.
Mo Farah celebrates after winning the 10,000m in Rio.

RIO 2016: Mo Farah falls and still wins gold

ATHLETICS: Great Britain's Mo Farah has defended his 10,000m title in remarkable style, recovering from a fall midway through the race to take gold.

Farah, who won the 10,000m and the 5000m in London four years ago, tripped with 16 laps remaining but picked himself up to win.

In the final 100m he was under pressure from Paul Tanui of Kenya, but pulled clear to win in 27 minutes and 5.17 seconds.

Farah is the first British athlete to win three Olympic gold medals on the track.

Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola claimed the bronze.

There was disappointment for Australia in the long jump final with 2015 world championship silver medallist and medal contender Fabrice Lapierre failing to make the halfway cut.

He had one legal jump of 7.87m to go with two fouls.

Only the top eight jumpers went through to the final three rounds.

Fellow Australian Henry Frayne finished seventh with a leap of 8.06m.

America's Jeff Henderson took the gold with a jump of 8.38m with Luvo Manyonga of South Africa a centimetre behind in silver on 8.37m.

Britain's Greg Rutherford took bronze with his last jump of 8.29m in defence of the title he won in London four years ago.


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