Swimming: Games return for 'Eric the Eel


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The Independent Online

One of the Olympics' most famous underdogs, Eric "the Eel" Moussambani, has been named coach of Equatorial Guinea's swim team for the London Games.

Moussambani became a celebrity at the Sydney Games in 2000 when he swam a slow 100 metres freestyle heat alone, having not previously used a 50m pool. It is uncertain how many swimmers will travel from the small African nation to the London Games, or how fast they will be.