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Bobby Finke wins Olympic gold for U.S. in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

Bobby Finke won Olympic gold for the U.S. in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Games on Sunday morning local time. The big picture: Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk won the silver medal and Florian Wellbrock bronze, despite the German leading for most of the race. Finke, 21, also won a gold medal in the first-ever men's Olympic 800-meter freestyle final on Thursday.
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Finke wins swimming gold for US in 1500m

American Bobby Finke has won gold in the grueling men’s 1,500-meter freestyle race. The American won his second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with another strong finishing kick. Just as he did in winning the 800-meter freestyle, Finke stayed closed throughout the 30-lap race and turned on the speed...
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The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

USA's Bobby Finke wins gold in men's 800-meter freestyle. American swimmer Robert Finke won gold in the men's 800-meter freestyle event on Thursday morning in Japan with a time of 7:41.87. This is the first time the event has been held at the Olympics. Finke, who goes by Bobby, beat...
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Gators Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke swimming in gold at Tokyo Olympics

The Florida Gators are swimming in gold in Tokyo after Caeleb Dressel and Bobby Finke won their Olympic races in dramatic fashion. Dressel captured the 100-meter freestyle with an Olympic-record time of 47.02 seconds to hold off 2016 gold medalist Kyle Chalmer of Australia. A little more than an hour earlier, Finke staged an incredible comeback during the 800-meter freestyle to surge past ...
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Bobby Finke and US swimmers tell TODAY about their big day in the pool

A come-from-behind victory for Bobby Finke was just part of another spectacular day for U.S. swimmers at the Olympics. He joins TODAY in Tokyo along with medal winners Allison Schmitt, Paige Madden, Katie McLaughlin, Brooke Forde, Bella Sims and Hali Flickinger. “My original goal was just to make the finals,” Finke says, before “I realized I actually had a chance to win a medal.” Schmitt says, “I can’t even put into words what this means.”July 29, 2021.
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Spotlight finds Clearwater swimmer Bobby Finke as Tokyo Olympics approach

Bobby Finke stood quietly in the back row for a group photo when the Countryside High School boys finished third overall at the 2016 Class 4A state meet. The Clearwater native won both his individual events, the 200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle. And in doing so, he earned 40 of the team’s 160 total points, or one-fourth, by himself. His coach, Scott Hernon, had to plead with Finke to show his face for the camera after all he had accomplished that weekend.
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Gators swimmer Bobby Finke's family to miss his first trip to Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — After being delayed for one year, the Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo beginning this week. Florida Gator swimmer Bobby Finke will be there becoming the first male swimmer from Pinellas County to be a U.S. Olympian. “When the kid couldn’t even walk, I would...
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Gators In Olympic Games: Bobby Finke

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Distance freestyle events haven't been particularly kind to the United States the last few Olympics. The two longest free events — the 400 and 1,500 meters — produced a combined three medals for the U.S. over the last three Games: a pair of bronze in the 400 and a silver in the 1,500 at Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).
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Clearwater native Bobby Finke is Tokyo-bound

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Time is precious. Especially for a competitive swimmer, when every second counts. Florida Gator and four-time state champ Bobby Finke loves the race against the clock. What You Need To Know. Junior Bobby Finke from Clearwater swims for the University of Florida. When pools closed due...
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