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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Caught in the Mo-ment of glory! BBC commentators scream and jump with excitement as athletics ace Mo Farah crosses the finish line

By Daily Mail Reporter

Suspense: The BBC commentators on the edge of their seats as Mo Farah takes part in the 10,000m race

This is the moment BBC commentators went wild with excitement as athlete Mo Farah crossed the 10,000m finish line winning another gold for Great Britain.

The behind the scenes footage shows pundits Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Michael Johnson literally screaming and jumping for joy as Farah powered home to win the sixth gold medal of the day.

Lewis nearly broke her chair while Jackson held his head in his hands in disbelief at the day's achievements dubbed the greatest night in the history of British athletics.


Joy: The commentators cannot stay in their seats as Farah races home to victory

Gold! Denise Lewis jumps for joy while Jackson and Johnson cheer Farah's golden win

It was the first time a British man has won in the Olympic 10,000m race.

The euphoria captured the mood of the stadium as the crowd roared home the long-distance runner to victory.

Farah, 29, collapsed to the floor after crossing the line and described the gold-winning race as 'the best moment of my life'.

The Somali-born athlete, who attended Feltham Community College and Isleworth and Syon School in London, then danced for joy around the track before greeting his heavily pregnant wife and daughter who joined him trackside after the dramatic win.

It capped off a fantastic evening for Team GB which won three gold medals in a row in the athletics.

Proud moment: Great Britain's Mo Farah crosses the finish line winning the 10,000m final

Jessica Ennis, the poster girl of British athletics, destroyed the field in the 800m to become Olympic heptathlon champion.

Denise Lewis, a former gold medal heptathlete herself, told the BBC: 'It's hard to find the words. We've witnessed greatness. She has been outstanding, she has been remarkable. She's by far one of the most popular athletes we've seen in a very long time.'

Long jumper Greg Rutherford claimed gold minutes later before Mo Farah powered to 10,000m glory late on.

Earlier, Team GB won two rowing golds and yet another in the velodrome as the women in the team pursuit claimed victory with another world record.

Leaping to glory: Long jumper Greg Rutherford claimed Olympic gold with an effort of 8.31m

Golden girl: Jessica Ennis triumphed in the heptathlon by storming to victory in the 800m

Golden streak: Team GB's triumphant women's team pursuit riders Dani King, left, Joanna Rowsell, centre, and Laura Trott celebrate after their world record victory

Delight: Beating Australia, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory led from the start to extend Britain's dominance over the Olympic event to 16 years

Double win: Just minutes later Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking hugged each other and stood up, almost in disbelief, as they claimed gold in the lightweight event

More than 17million people tuned in to watch Mo Farah win the 10,000m - the biggest audience for the Games so far.

Overnight ratings showed 16.3million viewers watched Jessica Ennis race to victory in the 800m.

While 15.6million viewers watched Greg Rutherford's long jump gold.

Tonight is likely to be another ratings winner with coverage of the men's 100m final on BBC1 from 9.45pm.



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