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Twin girls for Olympics hero Farah

Olympic gold medal hero Mo Farah is celebrating his second double success of the summer after his wife gave birth to twin girls.

The Team GB runner, who took gold in the 10,000m and 5,000m at the London games, described their arrival as "very exciting" and said he was present when Tania gave birth on Friday.

Mrs Farah was pictured heavily pregnant in the Olympic Stadium cheering her husband on alongside his stepdaughter Rihanna, before rushing onto the track to embrace him.

She gave birth just under two weeks after her husband's second triumph in the 5,000m in a memorable final in Stratford.

"My wife has been holding on so long and it's great that she held on this long and didn't give birth on the track (at the Olympics)," he said.

Asked to compare fatherhood to winning Olympic gold, he said: "It's completely different. It's out of your control, it was weird, but as a father I'm very proud. To have three kids in the family is going to be exciting."

He added: "If my wife has another two more twins boys I'll be a happy man. It runs in the family, so maybe that's why we're having twins."

He added that Rihanna was "very excited" by the new arrivals.

They have yet to decide on names, he said, but he planned to get their names inscribed onto the medals once they have.

Asked whether he had shown the newborns his medals, he said: "No I didn't, but they are waiting."

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