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Report: Cameron wants Mo Farah to be knighted

Mo Farah has gone on to repeat his success at the Olympics, for which David Cameron gave the thumbs up last year, at the Worlds in Russia. Credit: Max Nash/PA Archive

Prime Minister David Cameron would "warmly welcome" a knighthood for Mo Farah after the athlete became the first Briton to win both long-distance titles at the Olympic and World Championships, The Sunday Times has reported.

The newspaper quoted Mr Cameron as saying: "The Olympic and world double-double is one of the great sporting achievements. If the honours committee were to recommend Mo for a knighthood, I would warmly welcome it.”

Farah completed the set with victory in the 5,000m at the Worlds in Moscow on Friday, after which he was widely proclaimed as Britain's finest ever athlete.

Read: Farah hailed as best of British after twin triumph

British and Northern Irish medal success so far

British and Northern Irish athletes have claimed five medals in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow so far, placing them seventh overall in the medal table.

  • Mo Farah: Gold in the men's 10,000m
  • Christine Ohuruogu: Gold in the women's 400m
  • Mo Farah: Gold in the men's 5,000m
  • Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and Christine Ohuruogu: Bronze in the women's 4x400m relay
  • Tiffany Porter: Bronze in the women's 100m hurdles

Read: Is Mo Farah the greatest British athlete of all time?

Bolt powers through to win 200m final in Moscow

Usain Bolt wins the men's World Championships 200 metres in Moscow Credit: Reuters

Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the World Athletics Championships cruising through the finish line to win the men's 200 metres.

The 100m champion won the race in 19.66 seconds for his third straight world title in the 200m.

Read more: Usain Bolt wins gold in World Championships 100m

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