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Taoufik Makhloufi wins men's 1500m gold for Algeria

08-10-2012 02:19 BJT Special Report: 2012 London Olympic Games |

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Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1500metres gold medal on Tuesday night just 24 hours after claiming he had a knee injury to successfully overturn a decision to throw him out of the Olympics.

The 24-year-old was ejected from the Olympics on Monday after officials ruled he had not tried in the 800m heats, but was reinstated after Algerian officials produced a document from a LOCOG medic showing he had been suffering from a knee condition.

Shock: Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi (right) celebrates winning the 1500m

His suspect knee did not prevent Makhloufi from racing to gold in a time of 3min 34.08sec, with a blistering final lap.

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