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USA’s Nic Fink Wins World Long-Course 100m Breaststroke The Battle for Gold in Doha”.

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

Nic Fink won the 100m breaststroke gold in Doha to claim the world long-course title, adding to his short-course crown. The USA athlete had a huge start and was well ahead throughout the race. Despite an attack from Adam Peaty, Fink held on to win the title in 58.57 seconds and claim his country’s first gold of the World Championships.

Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth at halfway to take second place with a final time of 58.84 seconds. He had the fastest second 50 with a split of 31.41 seconds, just one second faster than Peaty’s second half split of 31.42 seconds. Peaty finished third and returned to the world long-course podium for the first time since Gwangju 2019, completing the race in 59.19 seconds.

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: Fink; 27.53/31.41: Martinenghi; 27

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