In the 100m breaststroke final at the World Championships in Doha, Nic Fink of the USA won gold and added the world long-course title to his short-course crown. Fink had a tremendous start, coming up well ahead of the competition, and led throughout despite a strong attack from Adam Peaty. He ultimately took home the title with a time of 58.57, becoming his country’s first gold medalist of the event.
Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth place at halfway to take second in 58.84, with Peaty finishing third in 59.19 and returning to the world long-course podium for the first time since Gwangju 2019.
Fink has now won medals of all colors at the last three World Championships, 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 – 27