2008 Olympic gold medalist and world champion in the 1500 meter freestyle, Ous Mellouli, continues his winning run at the 2011 Arab Games.
100 meter butterfuly, gold, 53.73, and also in the video below is Mellouli's 200 meter freestyle win in 1:48.85.
For those who don't know Mellouli, he is the African dream, Olympic-wise, the first African man to ever win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming. He's smart, a USC graduate, with charm to spare.
Traveling with Mellouli on Olympic junkets, he's great company. There are no bad days in his world, and most are entertaining...gut-busting, laugh your butt off fun!
I'm biased. I clearly like the Mellouli and won't him to win in London. Gold won't come easily for Mellouli, however. Despite his '08 Olympic gold and his 2009 World Championship win in the 1500 meters, he lost in his marquee event at the 2011 World Championhips to China's Sun Yang.
HERE' S OUS IN A GOLD MEDAL MINUTE (when he was scouting Dubai for short world championships with his agent, David Arluck):