Mellouli wins men's 10km swimming marathon
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli reacts after winning gold in the men's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park during the London Olympic Games August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic EbenbichlerOussama Mellouli of Tunisia claimed victory in the men's 10km swimming marathon on Friday to become the first person to win Olympic titles in both pool and open water races.
A gold medallist in the 1500m freestyle in Beijing in 2008, Mellouli held off a late surge from his rivals to finish ahead of Germany's Thomas Lurz and Richard Weinberger of Canada.