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American Bobby Finke wins Olympic gold in first ever men's 800m swimming final

American swimmer Bobby Finke won gold in the first ever Olympic men's 800-meter swimming final.

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.

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