READ all about it and find out what other top sports stories are making the headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Sunday, August 12, 2012.
THE SUN SUNDAY: Mo Farah pledged to give one gold medal to each of his twin daughters when they are born next month. Also: Tom Daley defied the odds to earn a stunning bronze - and made it Super Saturday II for Team GB.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Mo Farah won his second gold medal and Usain Bolt took his third on another astonishing night of athletics. Also: Controversial batting star Kevin Pietersen has made a sensational U-turn and said he wants to return to all three forms of cricket for England.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Mo Farah made Olympic history last night as he became only the seventh man to win gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m. Also: Man City owner Sheikh Mansour last night told his Premier League champs: Spend my money!
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Unbeatable Mo Farah put the finishing touches to an unforgettable London 2012 as the medals kept on coming for Britain on the penultimate day of the golden Games. Also: Ed McKeever said he felt like “a kid at Christmas” after winning gold for Great Britain in the men’s kayak single 200m race.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Mo Farah and Usain Bolt provided an extraordinary finale to the track programme of the Olympic Games last night with a fourth athletics gold medal for Britain and a relay world record for Jamaica. Also: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson skipped his side’s final pre-season friendly in Hannover last night as his long-running feud with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger threatened to wreck a £15million move for Robin van Persie.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: It was the most astonishing race, an epic to compare with anything we have seen in the history of athletics. When it ended, Mohamed Farah had taken his place in the pantheon of truly great distance runners. Also: These Olympic Games deserved a thundering climax on the track and who better to provide it than the greatest showman and the greatest sprinter of all time.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: It was the perfect ending to the perfect Games, just as Lord Coe hoped it would be. A capacity home crowd on its feet and roaring itself hoarse as Londoner Mo Farah tore down the finishing straight for his second Olympics gold and a place at the very pinnacle of British sporting history. It does not get much better than this. Also: Just in case anybody wanted to argue the point, Usain Bolt stamped himself as the supreme performer of the XXX Olympiad by achieving the unprecedented feat of successfully defending all three of his crowns and anchoring his Jamaican sprint buddies to a sensational world record.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: As a youngster growing up in Hounslow on the west side of London, Mohamed Farah had posters of Muhammad Ali covering his bedroom wall. Also: Oh yes. It had to be. Usain Bolt galloping down the home straight at a record lick. Gold would never be sufficient to substantiate this legend.
THE OBSERVER: Before this race Mo Farah had expressed his doubts. The 29-year-old Briton who had so charmed the nation with his elegance of stride and the greatest of smiles, triumphing in the 10,000m a week before, had said he was tired. Also: How else did you think it would end? How else could it end? With the greatest sprinter of all time dipping for the line, raising 80,000 people to their feet.
THE PEOPLE: Mo Farah stormed into the history books last night by claiming his second gold medal of London 2012. Also: Anthony Joshua will have the backing of the entire Olympic Village, as well as the nation, when he goes for boxing gold this afternoon.