He called the action as the most decorated Olympian of all time helped his team win gold in the Men’s 4×100 relay, he announced the grudge match win by U.S. swimmer Lilly King took down Russia’s Yulia Efimova in the 100-meter breaststroke. All that while sitting in a broadcast booth with 5-time U.S. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, winner of 12 medals. Durham Bulls Radio Announcer/Account Executive Patrick Kinas is a long way from the ballpark.
As Kinas serves as the play-by-play announcer for the Olympic swimming events on Westwood One radio, he is sharing his adventure of a lifetime on social media.
“Totally surpassed even my childhood expectations!” posted Kinas on Saturday, August 6, the first day of Olympic swimming competition. “And we’re just through one day. 15 more to go, and a Phelps sighting tonight. Really appreciate everyone’s thoughts – they mean everything!”
Earlier this week we shared his pix and posts from his pre-Olympic experience. Today Capcom shares photos and comments from Kinas after the Games have begun:
The swimming competitions continue through the end of this week. Listen for Kinas locally on 99.9 The Fan and follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickKinas
And stay tuned to Capcom for more from Kinas and the six WRAL-TV staffers who are in Rio for the 2016 Summer Games.
Thanks to DBBC’s Patrick Kinas for these capcom photos & captions.