1 January 2013 Last updated at 00:00

Olympic Moments: Eric the Eel wins Sydney hearts in 2000

Eric Moussambani from Equatorial Guinea wins the hearts of the Sydney crowd in the heats of the 100m freestyle.

The swimmer gained entry to the Olympics without meeting the minimum qualification requirements via a wildcard draw designed to encourage developing countries.

After the other two swimmers false-started, Moussambani won his heat in one minute 52.72 seconds - outside the 200 metre world record.

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