Perkins and Hackett's final showdown

9 Nov 2010

The 1500m freestyle was a race for all Australians. Youngster Grant Hackett challenged his idol Kieren Perkins, reigning 1992 and 1996 Olympic champion, for the 1500m crown. Hackett attacked all the way in a classic battle and claimed his first Olympic gold. Perkins was also a champion in defeat. Special thanks to ABC Radio Grandstand and Getty Images.