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London 2012

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Proud gold for Tunisia

London 2012 - Oussama Mellouli proudly wears Tunisia’s only gold medal from the London 2012 games in the men’s open water 10km marathon swim. Mellouli also earned bronze in the 1500m freestyle and becomes the first swimmer to medal in both pool and open water swimming events.
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Exhausted marathon swimmer

London 2012 - Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal recovers from an exhausting men’s 10km marathon swim at Hyde Park on 10 August, 2012.
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Tunisian pride

London 2012 - Supporters of Oussama Mellouli proudly hold their Tunisia scarves. Melloui is responsible for earning two of Tunisia’s three Olympic medals; bronze in the 1500m pool event and gold in the open water 10km marathon.
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Spectators watch marathon swim

London 2012 - Spectators line the shore of the Hyde Park venue to witness the men’s swim marathon. Petar Stoychev (number 14) of Bulgaria swims alongside Andreas Waschburger (number 10) of Germany.
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Large crowd for the swim marathon

London 2012 - The men’s marathon swim generated a large turnout of spectators at the Hyde Park venue.
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Mellouli wins marathon swim

London 2012 - Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia looks up and rejoices winning the swim marathon. After 10km Mellouli’s margin of victory is just over 3 seconds ahead of Thomas Lurz of Germany.
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