Algerian Favourite Wins Gold in Middle-Distance Stunner
Taoufik Makhloufi has won gold in the 1500m a day after he was expelled for allegedly "not trying" during his 800m heat. He caused an upset, beating Kenyan champion Asbel Kiprop.
Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi celebrates after taking gold in the Men's 1500m final.
The Star, 7 August 2012
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Capital FM, 5 August 2012
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Capital FM, 7 August 2012
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