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This video of Rowdy Gaines calling the 4×100 m relay is awesome

Rowdy Gaines

Rowdy Gaines is a fan-favorite during the Olympics thanks to his great color commentary in swimming.

The NBC announcer is so passionate about swimming that his enthusiasm and energy comes through the TV and gets viewers hyped up. So what does Gaines look like when he is calling these swimming meets? Now we know.

NBC shared this great video clip that shows Gaines’ reaction as the US was competing in the men’s 4×100 m medley relay. This was awesome.

You see the way he was jumping up and down and bobbing around? The guy was into it!

The US ended up winning the gold in the event, setting a world record in the process with a time of 3:26.78. And nobody enjoyed it more than Gaines.

Caeleb Dressel even said in an interview with NBC that he could hear Gaines talking after the race, because the analyst is so loud and enthusiastic. As we said before, Gaines and Dan Hicks form an awesome duo.

Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines form awesome duo calling Olympic swimming

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The US took gold and silver in the men’s 400 meter individual medley swimming event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Sunday. The fantastic finish for the Americans was punctuated by a great call from the NBC announcing duo of Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines.

Hicks and Gaines expressed electric energy during the event, getting fans pumped up and excited as Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland pursued the 1-2 finish in the event. They were also joined by Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps, who added his touch as well.

Here is the great call from Hicks as Kalisz and Litherland chased gold and silver:

The entire call of the event was excellent, but that final clip from Hicks shined. Between him and Gaines, they had me all ready to jump into the pool.

Kalisz and Litherland were training partners at the University of Georgia and pushed each other to the gold-silver finish at the Olympics. Kalisz said winning gold in the event was a “dream come true.”