Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG) Wins Sun Yang Smashes Men's 1500m 1 year ago   15:41

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi wins the gold medal in the men's 1500m event in the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Olympic Games (7 August).

Makhloufi was followed by Manzano (USA) winning the silver medal and Iguider (NAR) winning bronze.

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Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme of each edition of the Games of the Olympiad. Its presence on the Games programme has allowed its popularity to increase across the world. This popularity was also strengthened by the creation of the IAAF in 1912. Women's events appeared for the first time at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, while the men's programme was standardised as of the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. Although at the beginning women were authorised to participate in only some events, today their programme is almost identical to that of the men.

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Sudhir tALEKAR
Zia Ur Rahman Kamizal
they are runing soo slow if usain bolt was here he can finish 1500 meters in 1 minite
Club 17
Deano is my name
Here I am struggling to run under 5 for a 1500m.
Aimen Hichem Benamira
This algerian dude runs faster than my money
Jacob Anteau
Centro has to be one of the smoothest runners of all time. His stride is so effortless
Arrows are love
I don't know in wich moment you think that doing a slow tactical race with final sprint is a good idea against the beast that Makhloufi is.
Liorenzo Luccio
I have seen that run more than 100 time and i don't give up to miss it.
Alex Misra
Bruh that norway guy is wearing sunglasses. Not surpirsed
Axel Dickinson
Algerian guy was definitely doping as well as many others I'm sure
Southside Lakers 13
What a ridiculous kick from Manzano! That’s ma boy! And he’s Mexican! 🇲🇽😎
brother Edward
All these great men have hearts of lions!!
Don Cherry got fired. I wonder what would have happened to him if he had worn black face and had a picture taken of himself with his hand on a woman's chest?
Haiat Bachiri
7:24 last round
Aaron Preddy
God that Kipligat couldn't be anymore a dirty competitor. So many times he deliberately elbows and cuts off people. Did it to Ethiopia and tried it on Makloufi 4 times. You should get put on notice with possible banning in future meets. Disgraceful.
Erick Valdés
I don't know why the commentator laughs when Manzano is coming through
Bouha Bouha
توفيق احلى مخلوفي
Dambri Abdelwahab.
هذا الفيديو شاهدتو قريب 20 مرة ومكرهتش منو اعطيك اصحا يامخلوفي
Peaceful Men
❤️🇩🇿one Love 💖 🇩🇿
fleur de cerisier
Makhlofi Wins 1500 m silver today in Qatar
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Sun Yang Smashes Men's 1500m Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG) Wins 1 year ago   20:53

China's Sun Yang sets an incredible new world record of 14:31.02 in the men's 1500m freestyle at the London 2012 Olympic Games (4 August).

The event's silver medal was won by Ryan Cochrane (CAN) with the bronze going to Oussama Mellouli (TUN).

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Swimming has featured on the programme of all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.

In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.

Women's swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men's and women's programmes are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for women and 1,500 metres for men.

Find more about Swimming at http://www.olympic.org/swimming