Farah and Daley add to medal tally

Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the men's 5,000m final in the Olympic Stadium, London

Great Britain's Tom Daley as he celebrates his Bronze medal in the Men's 10m Platform Final at the Aquatics Centre

Great Britain's Luke Campbell celebrates defeating Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the men's boxing bantam 56kg final at the ExCeL arena

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Mo Farah secured his place as one of Britain's greatest athletes and diver Tom Daley fulfilled his dream of an Olympic medal on an amazing night at London 2012.

Farah claimed an astonishing second gold of the Games in the 5,000m, seven days after he set the Olympic Stadium alight by winning the 10,000m.

Daley, who has grown up in the public eye since winning a national competition aged 10, won a sensational bronze in the Aquatic Centre, watched by a crowd on the edge of their seats willing him on.

It was another stunning Saturday for Team GB with boxer Luke Campbell and kayaker Ed McKeever also taking golds.

The euphoric Olympic Stadium had little time to recover from the emotion of Farah's run before more history was made when Usain Bolt led the Jamaican 4x100m sprint relay team to a gold in a world record time. A crowd of 80,000, including his heavily pregnant wife Tania and daughter Rihanna, created a deafening noise as Farah won a nailbiting race. He kissed the track after victory and even started doing sit-ups on the track after the sprint finish.

After the race, Somali-born Farah said simply: "Its unbelievable. I am just amazed - two gold medals, who would have thought that?"

Daley's medal will be bittersweet as in May last year his father Rob died following a long battle with brain cancer. Mr Daley had vowed to survive his illness long enough to watch his son compete in the Games. Daley told the BBC: "I really wish my dad was here to see that.

"It's one of those things I have wanted so long, to compete in front of a home crowd and I wanted it to go the way I wanted it to. I went out there and gave it my best shot."

There was also gold for Hull boxer Campbell, 24, who defeated Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the 56kg bantamweight competition. The home favourite was cheered on by a passionate local support - equally matched by followers of Nevin.

The British team's medal tally has now reached 62 - 28 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze. Earlier, Britain's best medal haul for 104 years was boosted further after a canoeist dubbed the "Usain Bolt of the water" won gold. Ed McKeever stormed to victory in the 200m kayak sprint getting Team GB off to a glorious start on the last full day of Olympic competition.

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