Nic Fink has won the 100m breaststroke gold at the World Championships in Doha, adding to his short-course crown. The USA athlete got a huge start and was well in front, leading throughout despite Adam Peaty’s attack. Fink finished the race in 58.57 seconds and claimed his country’s first gold of the tournament.
Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth at halfway to take second place with a final time of 58.84 seconds. He had the fastest second 50 of 31.41 seconds, which helped him close the gap between himself and Fink. Peaty clinched bronze with a time of 59.19 seconds, marking his return to the world long-course podium 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. The splits for this event were: 26.98/31.59 for Fink, 27.08/32.02 for Martinenghi, and 27.53/31.41 for Peaty