Social Olympics: The Final Weekend
The London Games have been dubbed the most social yet, with the organizers encouraging the athletes and fans to use social media. Here are the highlights from the final weekend's competition.
- Friday saw the turn of the BMX riders to take to the track and attempt to win gold. Latvia's defending Olympic champion Maris Strombergs managed to get a clean run and take his second Olympic gold medal.
- Olympic legend Usain Bolt took to the track again Saturday with teammates Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake in a bid to win his third medal of the London Games in the 4x100-meter relay. Bolt ran the final leg, taking the gold and helping to set a new world record.
- Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who missed out on the relay after suffering an injury in the 100-meter final tweeted his congratulations to his teammates.
- In the women's 4x100-meter relay, Team USA took gold with their Jamaican rivals settling for silver and Ukraine with bronze. In taking gold, the U.S. team of Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight set a new world record. As Jeter passed the finish line, she pointed the baton at the clock and the new record of 40.82 seconds. Felix also ran on Team USA's 4x400-meter relay team. The American team took gold, giving the 200-meter Olympic champion Felix her third gold medal of the London Games.
- 10,000-meter gold medalist Mo Farah set the Olympic Stadium alight by winning his second gold of the London Games in electrifying style. In winning gold in the 5,000 meters, Farah took his place in Olympic history becoming only the seventh man ever to win both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at an Olympic Games.
- Farah was cheered on by millions of Britons across the U.K. Here's how his victory was celebrated in one London pub.
- Farah followed in the footsteps of Usain Bolt and developed his own celebration nicknamed the "Mo-bot." Bolt and Farah, who share a manager, traded poses for the cameras inside the stadium.
- Fans and athletes, including British boxers Lennox Lewis and Amir Khan, posted images of themselves replicating Farah's celebration on social media.
- British police were also captured doing the 'Mo-bot' outside the Olympic stadium.
- Farah even did his trademark move on the steps of No. 10 Downing St. during a visit to see British Prime Minister David Cameron
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