The world long-course crown has been added to Nic Fink’s short-course title as he won the 100m breaststroke gold in Doha. The USA athlete had a tremendous start, pulling ahead early on and leading throughout despite an attack from Adam Peaty. Fink finished with a time of 58.57, securing his country’s first gold of the World Championships.
Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth place at halfway to take second with a time of 58.84, followed by Peaty who clinched bronze with a time of 59.19 as he returned to the world long-course podium for the first time since Gwangju 2019.
Fink now has a medal of each color at the last three worlds, including silver in Fukuoka last year in a three-way tie with Arno Kamminga and Martinenghi, which followed bronze at Budapest 2022.
Splits: 26.98/31.59: Fink 27.53/31.41: Martinenghi