Farah defended his 5,000-meter Olympic crown within the Estádio Olímpico Joao Havelange so as to add to his earlier profitable protection of the ten,000m title he first gained at London 2012.
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the US initially completed second however was subsequently disqualified, pushing compatriot Bernard Lagat into the bronze medal place and Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet as much as silver.
Farah’s triumph means he turns into simply the second man after Finland’s Lasse Viren to win each the lengthy-distance occasions at successive Olympics.
“It is each athlete’s dream, however I can not consider it,” Farah advised reporters.
“I simply need to go house now and see my lovely youngsters and hold my medals round their necks.”
The 33-yr-previous’s triumph heralded wider success for Nice Britain, which has now handed the sixty five medals it achieved in London 4 years in the past.
The 66th got here shortly after Farah’s win, as Christine Ohuruogu crossed the road to say bronze for Britain within the ladies’s 4x400m remaining.
Gold went to the US lineup of Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix — the nation’s sixth in a row within the occasion.
The final time the US did not win the title was in Barcelona 1992. In the meantime, Felix now has six Olympic gold medals to her identify, greater than another feminine monitor athlete has achieved.
One other piece of US athletic historical past was made when Matt Centrowitz grabbed gold within the males’s 1,500m remaining, the primary time an American man has gained that occasion since 1908.
It was right down to the lads of Workforce USA to shut out the monitor and area occasions of Rio 2016 by surging house forward of Jamaica of their 4x400m last, with defending champion the Bahamas in third.
Their success was the thirteenth gold, and thirty first medal, in monitor and area occasions for the US in Rio.
Within the ladies’s 800m ultimate, Caster Semenya of South Africa burst clear to take gold forward of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi in second and Kenya’s Margaret Wambui in third.
Semenya, the London 2012 silver medalist, has needed to endure aspersions round her gender in recent times.
Whereas athletics’ governing physique the IAAF dominated in 2011 that feminine athletes whose testosterone ranges have been above a set degree must use medicine to convey these ranges down, that call was overturned final yr by the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport.
A tearful Lynsey Sharp of the UK, who completed sixth, appeared to decry the problem of competing with Semenya when interviewed by BBC Sport after the race.
However Semenya selected to give attention to her personal appreciable struggles, travails and sacrifices in turning into Olympic champion when chatting with reporters.
“The sector was actually good. It was incredible to race with such nice athletes,” Semenya stated after setting a nationwide document time of 1 minute fifty five.28 seconds.
“I dedicate this to my staff. They’ve achieved a incredible job.”
Rohler landed a distance of ninety.30 meters, significantly greater than Yego’s 88.24 and the eighty five.38 made by third-positioned defending champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago.
Within the ladies’s excessive bounce last, Spain’s Ruth Beitia gained gold with a leap of 1.97m forward of Bulgaria’s Mirela Demireva in second and Blanka Vlasic of Croatia in third.
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