It wasn’t quite a repeat of London 2012’s Super Saturday, but Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford still gave Team GB something to proud of in Rio.
The trio competed on the same evening of competition just like they did in London four years ago when all three took gold, but on this occasion it was only Farah that could defend his title.
Nevertheless all three athletes collected a medal. Here’s how Twitter reacted:
It was Farah that took the majority of plaudits, especially as he took a tumble midway through the race only to pop straight back up and win
Wow! Mo Farah plays with the opposition by rolling around on the track, gets up and still wins gold. What an extraordinary athlete.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 14, 2016
His achievement drew comment from a Hollywood A-lister
Mo Farah! The man with the plan!! Got up & handled his Biz!! Righto GB!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 14, 2016
As he always does, Farah finished extremely fast
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) August 14, 2016
By winning, the running star made a bit of history
Just watched @mo_farah race, he overcame a mid-race fall to become the first GB male athlete to win 3 Gold medals
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) August 14, 2016
Ennis-Hill narrowly missed out on gold in the Heptathlon, having needed to beat Belgian Nafissatou Thiam by 9.47 seconds in the 800m to retain her title
Jess Ennis-Hill ran through fire in the 800m but Nafissatou Thiam has beaten her to Olympic heptathlon gold. 6810 points to 6775.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) August 14, 2016
After collecting silver, the athlete hinted at retirement
If that is the last time we see Jess Ennis-Hill compete, thank you for all you’ve given over the years. Gonna miss you.
— Luke Gunn (@gunnyluke) August 14, 2016
But remained valiant in defeat
Great to see Jess Ennis-Hlll smiling in defeat and appreciating her rival’s success. Gracious in victory and gracious in defeat
— peter hayter (@phaytercricket) August 14, 2016
Finally, in the long jump, Greg Rutherford came up against some tough opposition
— Dan Looney (@dan_looney) August 14, 2016
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