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Oussama Mellouli and Haley Anderson won Gold in 5 km Open Water Race at World Championships

Jul 21, 2013 15:21 IST

Olympic Champion Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia and Haley Anderson of American won the 5 Kilometer open water race on 20 July 2013  at the World Championships, Barcelona.

Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia became the first swimmer of the world to win Olympic and world titles in both the Pool and Open Water after he sprinted a victory in Barcelona in a 5 kilometer event. Mellouli (29) won Gold in the open water race by covering the set distance in 53 minutes, 30.4 seconds. Canadian,  Eric Hedlin took silver by completing the race 1.2 seconds behind Mellouli and Thomas Lurz of Germany, the five-time world champion finished at third position.

Haley Anderson won the Gold in the race by finishing the race in 56 minutes, 34.2 second. She defeated Poliana Okimoto of Brazil in a sprint finish in the Barcelona harbor by 0.02 seconds and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil finished at the third position.

About Oussama Mellouli
Oussama Mellouli is a Tunisian swimmer, who is a three-time Olympic medalist.He trains himself with the USC Trojans team based at the University of Southern California.

About Halley Anderson

Haley Danita Anderson is an American college and international swimmer. She won a silver medal in 2012 London Olympic  in the open water race of 10 kilometer.

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