Tokyo Olympics 2020: Robert Finke wins gold in men’s 1500m freestyle | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
The 21-year-old delivered a devastating final 50m to pull clear of a tight field in a race that was neck-and-neck from the off.
Another fabulous Finke finish!A perfectly-timed last 50m from #USA swimmer Robert Finke secures gold in the men’s… https://t.co/hLOivVvayC
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Finke touched first in 14mins 39.65secs ahead of Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk (14:40.66) and Germany’s Florian Wellbrock (14.40.91).
#Swimming Men’s 1500m Freestyle FINAL#USA Robert FINKE is the new Olympic Champion!!🥇 https://t.co/CON10El0hy
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Gregorio Paltrinieri would ordinarily have been favourite as defending champion and second fastest ever behind China’s banned Sun Yang.
KICK IT INTO HIGH GEAR, [email protected]_Finke takes the gold medal in the 1500m freestyle. #TokyoOlympics https://t.co/VYqf9TdKae
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But the Italian was struck down with glandular fever in June, hampering his built-up, and he could only finish fourth.
Distance KING, @Robert_Finke! 👑🥇#TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA https://t.co/M2ivsjBVWi
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