Saturday, August 11, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 14: Olympic hero of the day - Oussama El Mellouli

Tunisian Ous Mellouli becomes the first swimmer to win an Olympic gold in the pool (1500m in Beijing) and in open water. In fact he was the first to even qualify to the Games in both disciplines, let alone win. He's been struggling with shoulder and back problems but he's managed to win a bronze (1500m) and a gold (10km marathon swim) in London. All I can say is WOW!

A shoutout to Bahrain's former double world champion Maryam Jamal who won the 1500m on the track clocking 4:10.74.

1 comment:

Hostpph said...

I think that it is pretty amazing to swim 1500 m I would make it but it is even more impressive that it was in open water.