Mo Farah to inscribe twins' names on medals

Monday August 27, 2012

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has said it was "great news" to become the father of twin girls..

The runner's wife Tania was heavily pregnant when she joined him on the track after his track triumph three weeks ago.

Mo, who won the men's 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012, dedicated his medals to his unborn daughters after achieving the rare double.

"My wife has been holding on so long and it's great that she held on this long and didn't give birth on the track (at the Olympics)," said Mo.

When asked how fatherhood compared with winning an Olympic gold medal, he said: "It's completely different. It's out of your control, it was weird, but as a father I'm very proud.

"To have three kids in the family is going to be exciting. If my wife has another two more twins boys, I'll be a happy man."

Mo said his stepdaughter Rihanna was "very excited" by the arrival of her new sisters.

He said while no names had been picked, they would eventually be inscribed on his gold medals.

"I am actually going to get their names on it, once we've figured out something with the medals - one on each. And then whatever one was born first gets the 10,000m and the other gets the 5,000m one."

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