In Doha, Nic Fink won the 100m breaststroke gold to become the first American athlete to claim the world long-course title. The USA swimmer had a tremendous start and was in command from start to finish. Despite a late push from Adam Peaty, Fink held on to win with a time of 58.57 seconds. This was Fink’s second gold medal at the World Championships and he has now won medals of all colors in the last three worlds.
Nicolo Martinenghi finished in second place with a time of 58.84 seconds, coming from fifth at halfway. He also set the fastest second 50 meters with a time of 31.41 seconds, which helped him overtake several competitors in the final stretch. Peaty took bronze with a time of 59.19 seconds, making his return to the world long-course podium after missing out on Gwangju 2019 due to injury.
Fink has now won two golds at both short and long course levels, making him one of the most successful breaststroke swimmers in recent history. His impressive performance in Doha will surely earn him even more accolades and recognition for his hard work and dedication to his sport.