Swimming/Acropolis Meeting: Taki Mrabet wins 2 medals, 1 gold.TUNIS (TAP) - Tunisian swimmer Taki Mrabet won 1 gold and 1 silver medal at the Acropolis acropolis (əkrŏp`əlĭs) [Gr.,=high point of the city], elevated, fortified section of various ancient Greek cities.
Acropolis of Athens, a hill c.260 ft (80 m) high, with a flat oval top c. meeting (50m basin) held from May 11 to 13 in Greece.
Mrabet finished first at the 400m medley event after clocking 4:22.86, ahead of Italian Alessandro Cuoghi (4:25.37) and Greek Geogios Aryblias (4:27.41).
He ranked second at 200m medley, clocking 2:04.80. Over 300 swimmers from Tunisia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo and Greece took part in this tournament.
Participation in this tournament is part of preparations for the London Olympics There have been two London Olympics (London hosting the Olympic Games), in 1908 and 1948, with a third scheduled for 2012. The planned 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads. (July 27-August 12) for Taki Mrabet.
For his part, Oussama Mellouli took part from May 11 to 13 in the Charlotte Ultra Swim Grand Prix, USA, where he won the 400m freestyle event, clocking 3:50.17.
He came ahead of Americans Charlie Houchin and Connor Jaeger jaeger (yā`gər), common name for several members of the family Stercorariidae, member of a family of hawklike sea birds closely related to the gull and the tern. The skua is also a member of this family. .
Mellouli also finished second at 400m medley (4:18.81) and fourth at 1500m freestyle (15:16.60).
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