We only get to hear it every four years, but few things in sports announcing – if any – are better than Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines calling a U.S. swimming come-from-behind victory at the Summer Olympics.
Fans were treated to just that on Wednesday night.
U.S. Olympics swimmer Robert Finke came from behind in the 800M freestyle on Wednesday night. Finke was in a clear fourth place at the final 50M turn. However, the U.S. swimmer turned in an incredible final 50M, finishing in first place for the gold medal.
It was a pretty insane finish.
— Olympics (@Olympics) July 29, 2021
Hicks and Gaines, NBC’s veteran Olympic swimming announcers, had an incredible performance, too.
Fans across the country have taken to social media to boast about their love for the announcing duo.
No better announcers in the world than Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines calling a U.S. comeback victory
— Michael Baumann (@MichaelBaumann) July 29, 2021
Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines are very good on swimming.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 29, 2021
Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines are the most underrated broadcasters in all of sports. Their excitement and passion are palpable every night. https://t.co/oyhclen4Ue
— Jason Boleman (@jasonboleman_) July 29, 2021
Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines are the best commentating duo on US TV during the #Olympics each and every year.
— Johannes Schneider (@jocoolwu) July 29, 2021
What a great moment and great call by Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines
— Nick Benak (@nickbenak) July 29, 2021
Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines are so good on the call for NBC. Their enthusiasm at the aquatic center is electric! 🥇🏊🏻♂️🇺🇸
— Jon Schroeder (@jschroeder011) July 29, 2021
Just rewatched the final two laps. That was an incredible call by Dan Hicks and a Rowdy Gaines
— Kris Budden (@KrisBudden) July 29, 2021
Hopefully we get some more thrilling moments from Hicks and Gaines as the Summer Olympics continue this week.
NBC is currently airing coverage of the Olympic swimming events.