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.


Liz - August 17, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

That was a bold and well deserved win! Congratulations Ous :)

libby - August 20, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

Grant you make us all happy, you always put 110% in to your swimming. Australia is proud of you .

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.