Who is Robert Finke dating? Here's how swimmer's GF Ellie Zweifel celebrated 2nd Olympics gold
Ellie Zweifel has been dating the gold medalist for some time now, but the two have kept their relationship out of the limelight
Robert ‘Bobby’ Finke won Olympic gold for the US in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Games on Sunday morning, August 1, local time at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk won the silver medal and Germany’s Florian Wellbrock won the bronze. Finke, 21, also won a gold medal in the first-ever men's Olympic 800-meter freestyle final on Thursday.
It was the tenth gold for the US swimmers. Finke finished first in 14:39.65. After the victory, Finke spoke about the surprise he felt at winning two gold medals at the Olympics. "I came in not really expecting to get a medal or anything and came out of it with two golds so I am just going to do my best to process things, hang out with my family and teammates here," he said. “We've still got a couple of (swimming) events so just going to be screaming my butt off for the team."
"Honestly, coming into the race I wasn't feeling too good," he told reporters at the Games. "I was pretty fatigued but then I realized everyone else in the field was feeling the same way. I was confident in my ability to come home, but not too far into the front-end speed. I was lucky to have other guys around me so I wasn't like freaking out."
Wellbrock, speaking with the press, said: “It is amazing I am really happy, it was a hard comeback after the 800m (where he finished fourth). I am really happy with the bronze. I am the world champion (in the men’s 1500m freestyle) from 2019. I was motivated to do a good race now and I am happy with the bronze. I now focus on the open water (marathon) swim and recover to have a good performance.”
Finke was born in Tampa, Florida. Finke’s mother Jeanne swam for Ball State and his father Joe is a swim coach with St Pete Aquatics. Finke’s sister Autumn Skye swam for the University of Florida and his other sister Ariel Summer swims for Florida State University. All three of them qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials.
Who Is Robert Finke’s girlfriend?
Ellie Zweifel, as per reports, has been dating the gold medalist for some time now. The two, however, have kept their relationship out of the limelight. Following Finke’s massive victory, Zweifel shared his post-victory photo on Instagram with the text, “My whole [heart emoji]”.
Like her boyfriend, Zweifel is also a swimmer. She hails from Missouri and grew up in Columbia. Her father, reportedly, is Missouri Democrat Clint Zweifel who served as the State Treasurer of Missouri from 2009 to 2017.
Finke and Zweifel started dating in October 2018. On October 16, 2019, Finke shared a photo of the two on his Instagram, captioning it: “It’s been a year with the best person I know and I would not trade it for anything else, thank you for putting up with all of the culver dates. I love you.”