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London 2012: Team GB Could Box Its Way To 30 Golds As Olympics Draws To Close

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Team GB will hope to punch its way to glory | PA/Getty

Team GB hope to win more gold medals today as the London 2012 Olympic Games draws to a close with a spectacular musical finale.

Our hopes are pinned on two boxing finals taking place later on Sunday, which could bring our gold medal tally to an even 30.

Twenty-one-year-old Welshman Freddie Evans (above, left) will meet Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev in the men's welterweight finals, while Anthony Joshua (above, right), 22, will battle Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle in the super heavyweight division.

After more than two weeks of competition which has seen Team GB collect its biggest medal haul since 1908, the Olympic flag will be passed on to Rio de Janeiro. It will mark the end of arguably one of the most successful Games in recent decades which has elevated a host of British athletes into the canon of all-time sporting greats.

One of those is Mo Farah who claimed Britain's 28th gold medal of London 2012 as he was roared on to a stunning victory in the 5,000m final. The Somali-born distance runner, 29, added the title to the 10,000m crown he won last week to top off another successful day for British athletes which also saw teenage diver Tom Daley secure a bronze.

Farah, who made history as the seventh man to complete an Olympic long-distance double, slapped his head after crossing the finish line before striking his trademark "Mobot" victory pose as the Olympic Stadium erupted in delight.
Dedicating his twin gold medals to his unborn twin daughters, he said: "It's a dream and everything has worked out well. The crowd were amazing, they made an unbelievable noise."

After receiving his medal Farah posed with sprinter Usain Bolt, who earlier secured his third gold of the Games as the Jamaican team set a new world record in the 4x100 metres relay. To the delight of the 80,000-strong crowd, the world's fastest man gave photographers his version of the Mobot, while the British sportsman mimicked the Jamaican's "Lightning Bolt" victory pose, with his left arm pointing skyward.

At the Aquatics Centre 18-year-old Daley said he was "over the moon" at taking bronze in the 10m men's platform dive. But the Team GB poster boy, who has grown up in the public eye since winning a national competition aged 10, said he wished his father Rob, who died of brain cancer last year, had lived to see the moment.

Hull boxer Luke Campbell, 24, put another notch on Britain's gold tally after out-pointing Irish traveller John Joe Nevin in the 56kg bantamweight competition. Campbell burst into tears as 10,000 ecstatic fans at the ExCeL arena chanted his name following the stunning victory.

Britain's best medal haul for 104 years - which now stands at 28 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze - was boosted further as canoeist Ed McKeever, dubbed the "Usain Bolt of the water", stormed to victory in the 200m kayak sprint earlier in the day. Team GB will be looking to add further medals to their impressive tally as Welshman Fred Evans and Anthony Joshua, from London, box for gold in their respective weight divisions as London 2012 enters the home straight.

The Olympics will climax with the closing ceremony later tonight with Games organiser Lord Coe urging the nation to "party, party, party" when the musical extravaganza gets under way.

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