Swimming: Dallal's virtuoso performance

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Omar Dallal, the 15-year-old who finished 34th and last in the men's 400 metres freestyle after swimming the last length of his heat alone, still managed to set a Jordanian national record in the process.

"I was so lonely at the end," he said. "I realised the last 30 to 35 metres I was the only one left behind but I just remembered I came to do a job and I wanted to finish."

The other two in his heat had finished by the time Dallal started his final lap. His time was 4:41.12. The top time in the heats was 3:49.35.