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Mo Farah wins gold in the 10000m at the IAAF World Championships

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 06:04 IST
Mo Farah celebrates after winning the first gold for Great Britain

Britain’s Mo Farah clinched the gold in the 10000m in the final on the opening day of the IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing on Sunday.

The 32-year-old finished the final with a timing of 27.01:14 which ensured a third gold for the 32-year-old, who had finished on top of the podium at the previous World Championships in Moscow in 2013.

Farah has also won gold in the 5000m at the same edition of the Championships and had won a gold in the 5000m in the 2011 Championships as well. Finishing in second position was Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya with a timing of 27:01.76 and his fellow countrymen, Paul Kipngetich Tanui finished third with a timing of 27:02.83.

In the Men’s 100m heats, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt qualified for the semifinal with a time of 9.96 seconds while rival Justin Gatlin finished with a timing of 9.83 seconds.

Tyson Gay didn't have the greatest of times as he qualified with a timing of 10.11 seconds while Asafa Powell finished also booked a spot in the semis with a timing of  9.95 seconds.

Published 22 Aug 2015, 18:56 IST
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