Britain's Farah wins 5,000; Lagat takes 4th
Mo Farah completed an Olympic double by winning the 5,000 meters. Farah completed the race in 13 minutes 41. 66 seconds. Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia...
British stars wins another gold
Mo Farah completed an Olympic double by winning the 5,000 meters.
Farah completed the race in 13 minutes 41.66 seconds. Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia was second, and Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya was third.
In winning the 10,000 last Saturday, Farah had become the first Briton to win a long-distance event since Emil Vogt at the 1908 London Games.
Farah, 29, is coached in Portland by the former marathon great, Alberto Salazar. His training partner, Galen Rupp, ran seventh in this race after being the 10,000 silver medalist.
Bernard Lagat, the former Washington State star who was a medalist in the 1,500 in 2000 and 2004, was fourth. Lagat, 37, was .63 seconds behind the third-place finisher.
Bolt leads relay victory
Usain Bolt and Ryan Bailey got the baton at almost exactly the same time Saturday night, then sped down the stretch for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay.
When Bolt reached his top gear, it was over.
The World's Fastest Man powered Jamaica to a world-record time of 36.84 seconds, making him 3 for 3 for the second straight Olympics. He also won the 100 meters and 200 in London and Beijing.
Bailey and the United States got the silver in 37.04.
Allyson Felix won her third gold medal as the Americans rolled to an easy victory in the women's 4x400 relay, and Russia capped a big day with wins by Mariya Savinova in the women's 800 meters and Anna Chicherova in the women's high jump — giving the traditional Olympic power six golds on the penultimate day of the games.
Mexico tops Brazil 2-1
Mexico earned its first Olympic gold medal in men's soccer and left Brazil wondering if it will ever be able to add the title to its long list of triumphs.
Oribe Peralta scored 29 seconds into the final at Wembley Stadium and added another goal in the second half, leading Mexico to the 2-1 upset.
Hulk scored for Brazil in injury time, but Oscar missed a header in the final seconds to waste the last chance for a comeback in front of 86,162 fans.
"Mexico will be celebrating on the streets," coach Luis Fernando Tena said. "It is a great honor for a coach to see his players singing the national anthem with gold medals around their necks. It's a very important moment for Mexican football. It's a great moment for us."
Krzyzewski to coach final game
The U.S. men's basketball team will play Spain for the Olympic title on Sunday, and Mike Krzyzewski told The Associated Press it will be his final game as the national coach.
When asked if he was sure, Krzyzewski didn't hesitate before again saying, "yes," this will be his last game.
With a win, Krzyzewski would join Henry Iba (1964, 1968) as the only U.S. coach to lead the Americans to gold medals in consecutive Olympics.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, who hired Krzyzewski in 2005, said he plans to take a shot at persuading Krzyzewski to stay.
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