The USA's Robert Finke wins 1500m freestyle for second Tokyo 2020 gold

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After 1450m the place you could not name a winner, the USA’s Robert Finke – the cream of males’s longer-distance swimming at this yr’s Video games – turned issues up a gear to win the 1500m freestyle gold at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

The 10th gold for USA swimmers at this yr’s Olympics was – fittingly – one of the vital thrilling races, as Finke completed first in 14:39.65, adopted residence by silver medallist, Mykhailo Romanchuk in 14:40.66. Particular point out should go to Florian Wellbrock of Germany, who led till the ultimate 50m when Finke confirmed his class to take the win that makes him a double Olympic gold medallist.

After the gold medal, Finke spoke concerning the shock he felt at profitable two gold medals: “I came in not really expecting to get a medal or anything and came out of it with two golds so I am just going to do my best to process things, hang out with my family and teammates here,” he stated.

“We’ve still got a couple of (swimming) events so just going to be screaming my butt off for the team.” 

Wellbrock, in the meantime, was thrilled with the bronze medal he gained: “It’s wonderful I’m actually joyful, it was a tough comeback after the 800m (the place WELLBROCK completed fourth). I’m actually proud of the bronze,” he stated.

“I am the world champion (in the men’s 1500m freestyle) from 2019. I was motivated to do a good race (in the 1500m) now and I am happy with the bronze. I now focus on the open water (marathon) swim and recover (in order) to have a good performance.”


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