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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Oussama Mellouli was banned for 18 months for testing positive for amphetamines at a competition on November 30, 2006. The ban dates back to when he used the banned substance making him still eligible to compete next year in the Beijing Olympics.
Mellouli won gold medals for the 800-metre freestyle and silver [...]