Bryan Habana: World Cup legacy can lead to Olympic gold
Bryan Habana believes South Africa's stunning Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan can inspire a generation to Olympic rugby sevens gold in Tokyo next year.
Kenya eyes jail sentences for athletes caught doping
Kenyan athletes are known especially for their long- and middle-distance running prowess, but the East African nation has been caught up in a string of doping scandals over the past five years.
UK Athletics to review handling of Nike Oregon Project probe
UK Athletics (UKA) has commissioned an independent review into the way an investigation looking at body's relationship with the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) was handled
Archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat secure Olympic quota
Deepika Kumari struck gold, while Ankita Bhakat picked up silver at the Continental Qualification Tournament held on the sidelines of the Asian Championships.
NRAI to ask Tokyo shooters' families to sign bonds; wants to control sponsors
NRAI president Raninder Singh has proposed novel ways to ensure the participants face fewer distractions ahead of Tokyo Games.
Equestrian - Fouaad Mirza seals Olympic berth
Twenty-seven-year-old rider Fouaad Mirza has become the first Indian to qualify for the Olympics in twenty years.
- Date of birth
Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)
- 5000m: 1st (2012)
- 10,000m: 1st (2012)
World Championships (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver)
- 5000m: 1st (2011, 2013, 2015)
- 10,000m: 1st (2013, 2015), 2nd (2011)
European Championships (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver)
- 5000m: 1st (2010, 2012, 2014), 2nd (2006)
- 10,000m: 1st (2010, 2014)
European Indoor Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)
- 3000m: 1st (2009, 2011)
European Cross-Country Championships (3 medals: 1 gold, 2 silver)
- Long course: 1st (2006), 2nd (2008, 2009)
Chasing a historic quadruple double
Since his 5000-10,000m double on home soil at London 2012, Mo Farah has become the man to beat in long-distance running.
In 2015, he completed a third successive golden double at the world championships. He will now be chasing an unprecedented "quadruple double" in Rio.
Born in Somalia, Farah moved to Britain at the age of 8, to escape the ravages of civil war. He was introduced to running by his physical education teacher, Alan Watkinson.
Since his first success at the 2001 European Junior Championships, Farah has gone from strength to strength. Even the investigation into his coach Alberto Salazar, over doping allegations, has done little to upset his rhythm.
|15||Men's 5000m, Round 1||13:25.25 Q|
|3||Men's 5000m, Round 1, Heat 1||13:25.25 Q|
|1||Men's 5000m, Final||13:03.30|
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2