London Olympics 2012: Mo Farah's Mo-Ment Goes Global But Who Invented the 'Mobot'?

14 August 2012 by

We've laughed, we've cried, we've fallen in love a hundred times over during the London 2012 Olympic Games. It's been epic and we're trying oh-so-hard to fill the void before the Paralympics begin in just over two weeks time. And frankly, we can't think of anything better than reliving the birth of the Mobot by watching this absolutely superb clip from Sky's 'A League Of Their Own'.

That's right, the craze sweeping the nation and replicated by celebrities, sports pundits, Usaine Bolt and Boris Johnson alike was dreamt up by BBC sports presenter Clare Balding on the show when Mo Farah agreed to adopt a signature move to display during the Olympics. During a pretend race to demonstrate just how he'd perform it when crossing the finish line, ALOTO host James Corden named it 'The Mobot'. Genius!

And Mr Mo did not disappoint. Leading the super saturday gold rush for Team GB with his outstanding performance in the 10,000m and following it up a week later to win another gold in the 5,000m, Mo raised his arms above his head to form the letter 'M' (not easy when you've just been running for your life!) which spawned imitiations across the nation.

'Mobot' was even trending on Twitter with people posting pictures of themselves copying Mo's celebratory pose and when he took to the podium to receive his medal, he was even joined by Jamaican hero Usain Bolt who graciously swapped his trademark move with Mo's to honour his achievement.

Check out our gallery for some of our favourite Mo-ments and banish those post-Olympic blues with the birth of the Mobot below...


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