August 12, 2012 ·10 Comments
Usain Bolt, who won three gold medals in the 4×100 metres relay, 100 and 200m events has paid tribute to Great Britain’s double gold medallist, Mohamed Farah.
The two champions, who have known each others for a long time, have exchanged victory poses or the ‘Lightning Bolt’ and ‘Mobot’ celebrations on the last day of athletics.
This is what they said of each others after their exchanges.
“It is a big respect, the guy has broken the world record and is doing the “Mobot”, the Somali-born, Mo Farah said.
It is unbelievable, who would have thought that? The guy is a legend. I’ve known Usain for a long time and what he’s doing for the sport is amazing.
It’s what we need, he’s just a character. I think we take him for granted, we’re not going to see a legend like him again.”
“I said to him even before the Olympics I was going to do that when I get to the Olympics, but it slipped (my mind) the first two times because I was so happy that I won.
But before I came out I watched his 5,000m and so made sure I did that.
Me and Mo we go way back to when I started out, we have the same agent, and it was a joyful thing to see him winning that double. It was wonderful.”
Photos by PA, EPA, AFP/Getty images:
August 12, 2012Follow @somalilandpress