Mo Farah Reveals The Names Of His Beautiful Twin Girls

03/09/2012 12:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Mo Farah holds twin girls Amani and Aisha

Hello! magazine

Olympic hero Mo Farah has revealed the names he and wife Tania have chosen for their newborn baby daughters.

In an interview with Hello! magazine the 5,000m and 10,000m gold medalist announced that the little girls were named Aisha and Amani.

Farah said the couple had chosen Muslim names beginning with the same initial, but joked: "We wanted some free stuff from Armani."

They also spilled the beans on the girls' arrival, explaining that Mo had been the first to hold them and cut the umbilical cord.

Aisha was born first, weighing in at 5lb 2oz, and Amani, 4lb 4oz.

Tania said that her husband was 'almost bouncing-off-the-walls excited' but admitted that if she had gone into labour early during the Olympics, she had agreed not to tell Mo.

Proud Mo said it was hard for him to describe his 'incredible' year.

"I dreamt of becoming an Olympic champion and to do it twice in your country with a stadium of 80,000 people shouting your name, it doesn't get better than that," he said.

"Then for my wife to have two healthy little girls, well there's no way to describe it."

Mo also has a step-daughter, Rihanna, who is seven, and she and a then heavily-pregnant Tania were seen celebrating with him track-side after he romped home in his 10,000m race last month.

What lovely babies and cute names!

The full interview appears in this week's Hello! magazine, out now.


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