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A dream come true for Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli in Rio 2016

A dream come true for Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli in Rio 2016

Tunisia

Tunisian long distance swimmer Oussama Mellouli says it would be a dream come true if he were to win a third straight Olympic gold in Rio.

The 32-year old won the 1500 metres title in Beijing 2008 and 10 kilometre event in London 2012.

Rio will be his fifth Olympic Games participation.

Mellouli said: “Like I said it’s an adventure that lasts four years and every adventure is very different. For me, I’ve been to five Olympics and every time it’s a true honour. This one is extra special because I’m a flag bearer, my country and a lot of fans are relying on me to perform and hopefully bring home another medal. That would be a dream come true.”

He has still not decided whether or not he will participate in the 1500 metres pool event, but will head into the men’s marathon swim on Tuesday.