Olympic champion Bobby Finke swept the distance events for the third U.S. Trials in a row. As the 2020 defending Olympic Champion in the distance swimming events, Finke has a big target on his back in an international field deep with spectacular talent.
BOBBY FINKE 2023 WORLD CHAMP PREDICTIONS
800 Free? Finke’s PB is a 7:39 from 2022 World Championships. I see him swimming 7:37 for the gold.
1500 Free? Finke’s PB is a 14:36 from from 2022 World Championships where he got silver to Gregorio Paltrinieri who swam 14:32, a swim I don’ t see him repeating. I see Florian Wellbrock touching third in 14:34. Paltrinieri leads the field for 1450 meters, but touches second in 14:33.4. I see Bobby keeping an eye on the field — on Paltrinieri — touching in 14:33.1 for the gold.
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