Mohammed Farah... I've never heard a crowd roar this loud at an Athletics meet. But what Mo Farah has done on back-to-back Saturdays at the Olympic Stadium is SO WORTHY OF IT. The Somali-born Brit has pulled off the impressive double winning gold in the 5k today and the 10k last week to become only the sixth athlete to achieve that double (in the same Games) in the history of the Olympics.
Over the past year, his father died of cancer, he aced his A-Levels and has now managed to win an Olympic bronze medal. This medal is particularly awesome because he came a disappointing 4th in the synchro 10m platform with Waterfield last week to miss out on the podium. After the synchro, he had received a vicious tweet from a random stranger telling him "You let your dad down i hope you know that." (seriously this world is full of sick heartless pieces of ****).
After five dives tonight, he was leading America's David Boudia and China's incredible Qiu Bo by less than a point. The sixth dive was like a round of sudden death and the American ended up with the gold but Daley did what he needed to, to get on that podium. The whole Aquatic Centre went ballistic, David Beckham was on his feet high-fiving his kids and Daley's friends carried him and they all jumped together in the pool. It was the sight of one of the happiest bronze medalist I've ever seen and I couldn't be happier for him.