Anyway while I was watching the Olympics today I saw the 1500m freestyle race and was excited and amazed to see “Ous Mellouli” the Tunisian swimmer wins the gold. Well
Ous was born in
On February 19, 2007 he broke his own African Record in the 200 meter individual medley for the fourth time since 2003 at the USA Swimming Grand Prix meet, held at the
On March 25, 2007, he won the silver in the 400 meter freestyle at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in
On September 11, 2007, Mellouli lost his case before the Court of Arbitration for sport. He was suspended for 18 months, retroactive to November 30, 2006. As a result of this sanction, all his results from the 2007 World Championships were nullified. However, was eligible to swim again in the 2008 Summer Olympics in
And a little info on the place of his birth!
The one thing the Olympics has encouraged me to do is brush up on my world geography as I check out champions from other lands.
I also want to thank the wonderful people at Wikipedia whom have made helped make information gathering that much easier.