Meet Mo Farah, The Somali Who Clinched A Gold Medal After Falling

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Mo Farah is a Somali-British athlete who has made an amazing story at the Rio Olympics.

The runner stumbled and fell but surprisingly made it to the finish line, a gold winner.

I guess a victor is a victor. Mo Farah is the only athlete of Somali and British decent to successively retain the title of the 10,000 meter men’s race at the Olympics.

He has championed several international competitions. For 2 years he was the European Athlete of the Year (2011 & 2012)

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Mo Farah is yet another Olympic fall on the tracks. The good news here is that the 33-year old man did not let that gold medal go. He made sure the fall did not deprive him of winning the ultimate Olympic price.

“I wasn’t going to let it go,” he said. “I got up quickly. I thought about my family. It made me emotional. I thought ‘get through, get through’. I believed in myself.”-Mo Farah.

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In 2012, the athlete who is known for his “Mobot” signature was a gold winner in the 5000 meter and 10,000 meter race. Mo Farah is the 2015 winner of the World Championships in Athletics.

“He was the second man in history to win long-distance doubles at successive Olympics and World Championships, and the first in history to do the triple-double.”– Wikipedia

Mo Farah will compete again for the 5,000 meter championship. He earned the title in the last Olympic games in London.

“I’ve won an Olympic gold for three of my children. Now I’d like to win the 5,000 meter gold for my little boy.”

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Mo did not win heat but has qualified for the 5000 meter men championship finals. He ranked 15th at the qualifying competition in a time of 13:25:25. He will compete for the finals on Sunday, 21st August.

Winning the 5000 meter race would make him the “first man since Finland’s Lasse Viren in 1976 to retain two Olympic distance titles.”

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