Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli shrugged off the after-effects of illness to become the first person to win Olympic swimming titles in pool and open water with victory in the 10km marathon on Friday.
Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli competes during the men's 10km open water swimming marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park in London. Mellouli claimed victory in the men's 10km swimming marathon to become the first person to win Olympic titles in both pool and open water races.
The 28-year-old had been laid low by a virus earlier this week but recovered to plunge into the waters of the Serpentine at a sun-soaked Hyde Park and claim victory in 1hr 49min 55.1sec, 3.4sec in front of Germany's Thomas Lurz.
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