Olympic Gold Medalist Ous Mellouli Out of World Champs With Injury

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Ous Mellouli, a four-time Olympian for Tunisia, has pulled out of this summer’s World Championships in Budapest after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Mellouli won gold in the men’s 1500 free at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and added a bronze four years later in London. But his biggest accomplishment of the 2012 Games came in open water, where he won gold in the 10k.

Last summer in Rio, Mellouli was 21st in the 1500 and then came in 12th in a tight finish in the 10k.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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