Men's 1500m Freestyle

World Record: Grant Hackett Australia, 14:34:56

Grant Hackett will be going for his third straight gold medal in this event.

Oussama Mellouli beats Grant Hackett to win men’s 1500m freestyle

Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia has won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m freestyle, a race which Grant Hackett from Australia was favorite to win and had won at the previous two Olympics. Mellouli won the race in 14:40.84.
Hackett still managed to win the silver medal and Ryan Cochrane from Canada won the bronze.

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Grant Hackett is set to make history by winning his third gold medal in consecutive Olympics in the 1500 meters freestyle.
“I’m not thinking about the historic side … If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” Hackett said on the third day of a weeklong training camp with his team at [...]

Grant Hackett broke his own 800 meter free style world record in Melbourne on Sunday. He took two seconds off the record.
Hackett will be competing in the 1500 meters at the Beijing Olympics where he hopes to become the first swimmer to win a gold medal in the same event in three consecutive Olympic games.

Australian long distance swimming champion Grant Hackett, is planning to head to Malaysia from July 27th to attend a final training camp. Malaysia’s climate is similarly hot and humid to Beijing’s weather in August. He is also just hoping to escape the media spotlight as he makes his final preparations.
“We just want to [...]