The third day of the 2024 World Championships in Doha will feature a lighter prelims session with only four individual events. These events for the day include the men’s 50 breast, women’s 200 free, men’s 200 fly, and men’s 800 free.
Nic Fink will be back in action for the 50 breaststroke event on this day. After securing gold in the 100 breast event, he will be vying to reclaim his title from 2022 after finishing second in this event last summer. Adam Peaty, who finished third in the 100 breast event and holds the world record, comes into this event with the second-fastest season best behind Nicolo Martinenghi.
The women will compete in the 200 freestyle event on this day, with Siobhan Haughey being the favorite based on her season-best time of 1:54.08. However, her biggest competition may come from last year’s podium finishers, who are missing in this year’s event.
In the men’s 200 fly event, returning World Championship medalists Krzysztof Chmielewski of Poland and Tomoru Honda from Japan will be competing. It is difficult to point to either one as a favorite as Chmielewski has been training in the United States and Honda may be focusing on Japan’s upcoming Olympic Trials.
Ahmed Hafnaoui, who defended his title last year in this event, will be competing again as the top seeded swimmer by over two seconds. Ireland’s Daniel Wiffen, who finished fourth place last summer in this same event is also another swimmer to keep an eye on.