TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Clearwater Olympian Bobby Finke finished third in the qualifying heats for the men’s 800 meter freestyle event at the Tokyo Olympics.
Finke finished the race in 7:42.72, behind Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuck (7:41.28) and Germany’s Florian Wellbrock (7:41.77).
He is set to advance to the final, which will take place at 9:30 p.m. ET on July 28.
Finke will also compete in the qualifying heats for the 1500 meter freestyle on July 30 Tokyo time. The finals are scheduled for Aug. 1 Tokyo time.