Lolo Jones took an easy first in her heat to qualify for Tuesday’s semifinals.
“Jessica Ennis is the olympic champion, best all round athlete in the world.”
Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich receiving his gold medal at the London Olympic Games with two-time defending world champion Abel Kirui claiming silver from Kenya and another Kenyan, long-time leader Wilson Kipsang, took bronze.
“Look out for the one athlete who everyone believes has nothing to prove,” Akii Bua always said. That athlete yesterday was Stephen Kiprotich.
The national anthem was played at the Olympic stadium for the first time in 40 years. That is more than 14,600 days since John Akii Bua clinched gold at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
- The road to gold and photos of Kiprotich’s family celebrating.
- Ugandans celebrating Kiprotich’s gold win
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- Vision group launches cash prize drive for Kiprotich: $100,000 raised so far.
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World champion Mo Farah secured Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in the men’s 5,000 metres on Saturday to deafening cheers, a week after winning gold in the 10,000.
Farah, who finished in a time of 13 minutes 41.66 seconds, was the seventh man to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m events at the same Olympics.
Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia finished in a time of 13:41.98 in silver with Kenya’s Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa in bronze.
Volunteer at the Olympics reacts to a fist bump from Usain Bolt