Mo Farah became a double Olympic champion by claiming victory in the men’s 5,000m.
The 29-year-old Londoner’s win at the Olympic Stadium followed the 10,000m title he completed there in stunning fashion last week.
It means Great Britain now have 27 gold medals at London 2012 and 60 in total.
Farah took the initiative heading into the final lap and did enough to hold off his rivals and claim the win in 13 minutes 41.66 seconds.
Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel took silver while Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya won bronze.
A week ago Farah’s stunning victory in the 10,000m final had provided an unforgettable crescendo to ‘Super Saturday’.
This was always going to be a tougher contest still. Going into the race Farah was ranked only 11th in the world on season’s bests, while seven men who lined up had quicker personal bests.
But Farah had shown in winning 5,000m gold at the World Championships in Daegu that he could run a brutal 10,000m and recover sufficiently within a short period of time to take on the world’s best again.