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Nic Fink Defends 100m Breaststroke Gold at World Championships in Doha


Feb 12, 2024
Nic Fink Claims Gold in 100m Breaststroke as Peaty Makes Podium Comeback

Nic Fink won the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the World Championships in Doha, adding to his short-course crown. The USA athlete had a massive lead throughout the race, despite being attacked by Adam Peaty. In the end, Fink took the title with a time of 58.57 seconds, claiming his country’s first gold of the competition.

Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth place at halfway to take second in 58.84 seconds, following a blistering second 50 meters split of 31.41 seconds. Peaty finished third in 59.19 seconds and returned to the world long-course podium for the first time since Gwangju 2019.

Fink now has a medal of each color at the last three worlds: 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: Peaty / Martinenghi / Fink

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