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Mo Farah celebrates double double as Team GB add to glittering medal haul
A golden night in Rio saw Mo Farah scoop the "double double" as Britain celebrated its biggest Olympic medal haul for more than a century.
The reigning champion took his second gold of the Games in an electrifying 5000 metres before dedicating the sensational accomplishment to his family.
Team GB's 27th gold of the 2016 Olympics was swiftly followed by more success for the nation on the track with a bronze in the women's 4x400 metres relay.
With boxer Joe Joyce certain of either gold or silver in Sunday's men's super-heavyweight final the total medal haul will be at least 67, surpassing the 65 medals won at the London 2012 games and the nation's best performance at an away competition.
On the penultimate night Team GB has 27 gold, 22 silver and 17 bronze medals.
Farah beat strong competition from Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet and US runner Bernard Lagat, running a 13:03.30 race that displayed his strength and tactical prowess.
The 33-year-old appeared cool and confident from his arrival in the Maracana, goading the crowd and shadowboxing on the start line.
After comfortably falling in behind the pack he slowly moved through his rivals as the laps passed, only bursting through in the final stages.
Farah - who celebrated his win with his trademark Mobot - said the "double double" of gold in the 5000 metres and 10000 metres in both London and Rio was "every athlete's dream" as he dedicated each of the four medals to his children.
He said: "I just want to go home now and see my beautiful kids and I just want to hang the medals around their necks. Hussein got this medal and that's what drives me, Rhianna's got a medal, Aisha and Amani got their medal."
Farah said his success in Rio showed London was "no fluke" - and he is driven by a hatred of losing.
"That's just me, I even hate losing at computer games," he told the BBC.
"If you dream of something, if you have ambitions and you are willing to work hard, you can achieve your dreams", he added.
The cavernous Maracana stadium was near-empty when Farah received his medal - save a gaggle of Union Jack-waving supporters surrounding his family - lending the ceremony an air of intimacy.
The beaming champion delighted the small crowd by producing his 10,000 metres gold from his pocket before performing more Mobots at Rhianna's command.
Earlier on Saturday, Leeds boxer Nicola Adams celebrated retaining her crown in the flyweight - the first British fighter to retain an Olympic title in 92 years.
Adams, 33, said she felt "amazing" after her win and was tearful as she stood on the podium.
She told the BBC: "The gold rush continues. I can't believe it. I'm now officially the most accomplished amateur boxer we have ever had, like ever, and it's such an amazing feeling."
She added: "It takes a lot to win an Olympic medal, especially to be able to do it twice."
Canoeist Liam Heath added to the golden tally in the the K1 200 metres final, making him Britain's most successful Olympic canoeist.
He described the victory, which came two days after after he scooped silver alongside Jon Schofield in the doubles event, as "absolutely incredible".
Their success helped gloss over disappointment from Tom Daley's shock departure in the men's 10metre platform semi-finals, having previously spoken of his yearning for the top spot.
His hopes of beating his London 2012 bronze finish in the individual event were dashed when he crashed out, finishing last of 18 competitors.
Speaking shortly after the surprise flop, Daley said: "I guess I'm kind of in shock right now because I know that I could win that gold medal and am probably the only one who could challenge the Chinese for that gold."
But there was joy for Vicky Holland, who won the first British Olympic medal in the women's triathlon, and Bianca Walkden who took bronze in the taekwondo.
Team GB also enjoyed success in the 4x400 metres women's relay when Eilidh Doyle, Anyika Onuora, Emily Diamond and Christine Ohuruogu scooped bronze.
Belfast Telegraph Digital