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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Robert Finke wins gold in men’s 800m freestyle | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: American Robert Finke earned the honour of becoming the first men’s Olympic 800m freestyle champion on Thursday when he touched ahead of Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri in a nailbiter.

Paltrinieri led virtually from the start before Finke hauled him in over the final 50m to touch in 7min 41.87sec.

What a finish!#USA’s Robert Finke strikes late to win gold in the men’s 800m freestyle on its return to the Olymp…

— Olympics (@Olympics) 1627523177000

The Italian was second in 7:42.11, with Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk third in 7:42.33.

#swimming Men’s 800 Freestyle Final#USA Robert FINKE is the new Olympic Champion!!!

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