Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
Nic Fink Claims Gold in 100m Breaststroke as Peaty Makes Podium Comeback

In Doha, Nic Fink won the 100m breaststroke gold to claim his country’s first long-course title. The American swimmer had a huge start and led throughout the race, despite being challenged by Adam Peaty. Fink finished with a time of 58.57, while Peaty clinched bronze in 59.19 as he returned to the world long-course podium for the first time since Gwangju 2019.

Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth at halfway to take second in the race, finishing in 58.84 after completing the fastest second 50 of 31.41. This was Martinenghi’s second silver medal at the World Championships, following his bronze at Budapest 2022 and his third place finish at Fukuoka last year in a three-way tie with Arno Kamminga and Fink himself.

Fink now has a medal of each color at the last three worlds, and this win marks his continued dominance in the sport. His splits of 26.98/31.59 were impressive, as was Martinenghi’s split of 27.08/32.02, which helped him hold on to second place despite Peaty’s late charge

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