Updated Jul 29, 2021 - Sports
American Bobby Finke wins gold in first-ever men's Olympic 800m freestyle
American swimmer Bobby Finke won gold in the first-ever men's Olympic 800-meter freestyle final on Thursday.
The big picture: The 21-year-old came from behind in the last 50 meters to win the race, beating Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri, who won silver, and Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk, who took bronze.
- "I'm just feeling excited," Finke, a first-time Olympian, said after the race.