Finke’s furious surge from fourth place to victory in the last 50 meters caught the attention of fans on Twitter.
Watch him churn:
I FINKE. I CAN. @Robert_Finke takes GOLD in the first ever Olympic men's 800M freestyle in a THRILLER!
#TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA
📱: NBC Sports App pic.twitter.com/OulFLF9tfY
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 29, 2021
And check out the fun reactions to his upset victory.
Bobby Finke went from HERE at the turn to win GOLD in the men's 800m freestyle pic.twitter.com/qJ37Glc3q7
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) July 29, 2021
— Teddy Bennett (@teddyb2007) July 29, 2021
Bobby Finke's last 50 was a 26.39 🥶 https://t.co/HqUR1WQQg8
— Kyle Sockwell (@kylesockwell) July 29, 2021
— Mr. Solo Dolo (@Roderick4392) July 29, 2021
Bobby Finke to all the other swimmers on those last 50 meters pic.twitter.com/7JmRJYXvaF
— Daniel Olinger (@dan_olinger) July 29, 2021
— Canaan Campbell (@canaancampbell) July 29, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.