Oussama Mellouli made two communities happy with his gold medal marathon swim victory in the Serpentine today: his native country of Tunisia and his adopted USC (University of Southern California) family in America. His brilliant strategy throughout the 10,000m swim combined with his powerful strokes on the last two loops led to a dominant victory in the Serpentine.

The final results are as follows:

1. Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia – 1:49:55.1
2. Thomas Lurz of Germany – 1:49:58.5
3. Richard Weinberger of Canada – 1:50:00.3
4. Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece – 1:50:05.3
5. Daniel Fogg of Great Britain – 1:50:37.3
6. Sergey Bolshakov of Russia – 1:50:40.1
7. Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia – 1:50:42.8
8. Andreas Waschburger of Germany – 1:50:44.4
9. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria – 1:50:46.2
10. Alex Meyer of the USA – 1:50:48.2
11. Julien Sauvage of France – 1:50:51.3
12. Troyden Prinsloo of South Africa – 1:50:52.9
13. Erwin Maldonado of Venezuela – 1:50:52.9
14. Igor Chervynskiy of Ukraine – 1:50:56.9
15. Yasunari Hirai of Japan – 1:51:20.1
16. Brian Ryckeman of Belgium – 1:51:27.1
17. Valerio Cleri of Italy – 1:51:29.5
18. Csaba Gercsak of Hungary – 1:51:30.9

19. Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal – 1:51:37.2
20. Ky Hurst of Australia – 1:51:41.3
21. Ivan Enderica Ochoa of Ecuador – 1:52:28.6
22. Yuriy Kudinov of Kazakhstan – 1:52:59.0
23. Francisco Jose Hervas of Spain – 1:53:27.8
24. Mazen Aziz Metwaly of Egypt – 1:54:33.2
25. Benjamin Schulte of Guam – 2:03:35.1

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