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Cameron backs knighthood for Mo

David Cameron said he would "warmly welcome" a recommendation for Mo Farah to be knighted.

The 30-year-old athlete achieved an unforgettable double-double in Moscow on Friday night as he added two world titles to the twin Olympic triumphs from last summer.

The feat, completed by racing to 5,000 metres glory at the Luzhniki Stadium, sealed his status as perhaps the best British athlete in history.

The Prime Minister said: "The Olympic and world double-double is one of the great sporting achievements.

"If the honours committee were to recommend Mo for a knighthood, I would warmly welcome it."

Farah was awarded a CBE at the end of last year.

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