Oussama Mellouli Tunisia’s Golden Swimmer

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Oussama Mellouli is no stranger to pain. As a champion endurance swimmer, he swims an average of four hours a day to train for some of the toughest events in the pool and open water competitions. But this year the athlete went beyond even this magnitude of physical struggle.

During the last swimming competition of the London 2012 Olympics, Mellouli swam 10 km against the world’s top athletes. He did so while suffering from a virus, two herniated disks in his back and a rotator-cuff injury…and won gold.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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