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Olympic champions celebrate gold 'Mobot' style

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt strike the now-famous "Mobot" on Saturday night. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

They are two of the most successful athletes of their generation with two of the most famous celebrations.

So when Mo Farah and Usain Bolt imitated each other's victory salutes following their latest gold medal wins the crowd inside the Olympic Stadium erupted.

British runner Farah secured his second gold of the Games racing to victory in last night's 5,000m final.

Moments after crossing the finish line the Somali-born champion struck the now-famous "Mobot" - bending both hands towards his head in celebration as if forming a letter M.

Bolt congratulates Farah on his 5,000m gold medal success. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It was then sprinter Bolt's turn to take the stage, adding his third medal of London 2012 by storming the last leg of the 4x100m relay to bring Jamaica an Olympic gold with a world record time.

To the delight of the crowd the triumphant Bolt, whose javelin victory pose is one of the most recognisable images in athletics, pulled out Farah's signature move seconds after racing to victory.

The record-breaking Jamaican, who won gold in the 100m and 200m finals, had already told Farah he would try out the Briton's distinctive celebration if his team took the Olympic title.

Following the medal ceremonies the sports stars posed together for the cameras with Farah, 29, striking Bolt's javelin celebration and the world's fastest man again recreating the Mobot in one of the most memorable moments of the Games so far.

Jamaica's Bolt celebrates with Britain's Farah and Farah's daughter, Rhianna. Credit: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Farah also performed some sit-ups after winning his gold medal in tribute to Bolt, who did press-ups after winning the 200m title.

Of showman Bolt copying his style, Farah said: "Massive respect from Usain, he did the Mobot."Bolt, a triple Olympic gold medallist in consecutive Games, said: "I told him I would try it out. It looks good on me so I just might take it."

Farah and Bolt embrace. Credit: Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

Farah also thanked the crowd who had clearly taken him to their hearts, adding: "It has been amazing, it has been wonderful. You guys have been wonderful - thanks for your support.

"The main thing for me is always the crowd. You guys are wonderful and it has been a pleasure competing in front of you."

The gold medallists celebrate inside London's Olympic Stadium. Credit: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

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