Day 15

Day 15

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Review

Training at altitude. Sleeping every night in an oxygen tent. The years of hard slog will pay off tonight if Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah becomes Britain’s most successful athlete to date with a gold in the men’s 5,000m.

Of course, that assumes he has already triumphed in the 10,000m last weekend, but here’s hoping. He may not have the wave of energy that willed him around the Olympic Stadium four years ago, but even at 1.30am, he won’t want for support on the sofas of Britain. Go Mo!

Summary

Jason Mohammad presents as the 15th and penultimate day of the Games draws to a close. Various athletics finals take place at the Olympic Stadium including the men's 5,000m at 01.30, which is expected to feature defending champion Mo Farah. The Brit has dominated the event in recent years, not only picking up Olympic gold on home soil but also winning three successive world titles since 2011. Before then, there is the women's high jump final at 00.30, the men's javelin final at 0.55, the men's 1500m final at 01.00 and the women's 800m final at 01.15, with the women's and men's 4x400m relay finals following the men's 5,000m at 02.00 and 02.35 respectively. The women's +67kg and men's +80kg taekwondo finals also take place at Carioca Arena 3 at 02.00 and 02.15, and the women's volleyball final starts at 02.15 at Maracanazinho.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Jason Mohammad
Director Sally Richardson
Producer Alastair McIntyre
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