Aug 1, 2021 - Sports

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

 USA's Robert Finke competing in a heat for the men's 1500m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 30
Team USA's Bobby Finke competing in a heat for the men's 1500m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 30. Photo: Fran├žois-Xavier Marit/AFP via Getty Images

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.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the bronze and silver medal winners.

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