Mo Farah wins his second gold: Olympics athletics

{BBC}-Britain’s Mo Farah claimed his second gold of the 2012 Olympics with a stunning win in the 5,000m.

Victory for the 29-year-old, who won the 10,000m earlier in the Games, took the host nation’s tally of golds to 27 on the penultimate day of action.

Diver Tom Daley and boxer Luke Campbell can add to GB’s haul later on Saturday.

Team GB won their 26th gold of London 2012 earlier in the day, when Ed McKeever won his kayak event.

GB now have 60 medals – 13 more than they won at the 2008 Games in Beijing – with the promise of more to come.

Daley, who missed out on a medal in the synchronised event earlier in the Games, goes in his final at 20:30 BST.

“I’m gradually getting sharper,” said the 18-year-old. “Now I have qualified, I’m going to give it my best shot tonight.”

Campbell fights Ireland’s John Joe Nevin in the bantamweight final at ExCeL at 20:45 BST.

Usain Bolt could also claim another gold – his third of the Games and the sixth of the career after successfully defending his 100m and 200m titles – if he can help guide Jamaica to victory in the 4x100m relay final at 21:00.

The Jamaicans, who have run the three fastest sprint relays in history, also have 100m and 200m silver medallist Yohan Blake in their team and are clear favourites.

In the women’s 800m final at 20:00, South Africa’s Caster Semenya faces tough competition from world champion Mariya Savinova as she attempts to win her first Olympic gold medal.

McKeever got the penultimate day of these Games off to the perfect start for Britain by powering to victory at Eton Dorney.

“I’m so happy,” said the Englishman, who is nicknamed the ‘Usain Bolt of the water’. He added: “It sounds stupid but it’s not elation, more relief, and I’m so happy to do it front of a home crowd.”

Liam Heath and Jon Schofield also won a kayak medal for Britain, teaming up to win bronze in the K2 200m final.

“With a headwind like that, especially when you’re going at that speed, it’s really tough but I’m so pleased,” said Heath.

Hopes of another bronze for the host nation were dashed when the men’s hockey team were beaten 3-1 by Australia.

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